• Bernice Gera

    1931 - 1992

    Bernice Gera (1931 - 1992)

    Bernice Shiner Gera (June 15, 1931 – September 23, 1992) was the first female umpire in professional baseball.  Born in Ernest, Pennsylvania, Gera loved baseball as a child, but never considered a career in baseball until she was already in her mid thirties, married, and working as a secretary. According to a Time Magazine article, […]

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  • Bernice Morgan Bryant

    1906 - 1976

    Bernice Morgan Bryant (1906 - 1976)

    Author. Best known for the following books ‘Dan Morgan, Boy of the Wilderness’,and ‘P’s and Q’s for Boys and Girls'(which was the Book of the Month for Parent’s Magazine). (bio by: Laurie)

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  • Bernie Babcock

    1868 - 1962

    Bernie Babcock (1868 - 1962)

    Author. She was a playwright, novelist, and journalist who published around 40 books over a long literary career, while founding a natural history museum and the Arkansas Historical Society. Born Julia Burnelle Smade, she was raised in Russellville, Arkansas, from the time she was a toddler. Bernie did well in school, though the imagination she […]

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  • Bernie Casey

    1939 - 2017

    Bernie Casey (1939 - 2017)

    Bernie Casey was a record-breaking track and field athlete for Bowling Green State University. He earned All-America recognition and a trip to the finals at the 1960 United States Olympic Trials. In addition to national honors, Casey won three consecutive Mid-American Conference titles in the high-hurdles, 1958–60. Bernie Casey was drafted by the San Francisco […]

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  • Bernie Fuchs

    1932 - 2009

    Bernie Fuchs (1932 - 2009)

    American Artist and Illustrator. He is probably best known for painting portraits of several U.S. Presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. Born Bernard Fuchs (pronounced fewks) his ambition when growing up was to become a trumpet player. However, an industrial accident in the summer after he graduated […]

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  • Bernie Hamilton

    1928 - 2008

    Bernie Hamilton (1928 - 2008)

    Actor. He is best known for his role as Capt. Harold Dobey in the 1970s television series “Starsky and Hutch”. Born in Los Angeles, he made his big screen debut in the 1950 picture “The Jackie Robinson Story”. Beginning in the 1960s, Hamilton would appear regularly in numerous television programs such as “The Twilight Zone”, […]

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  • Bernie Mac

    1957 - 2008

    Bernie Mac (1957 - 2008)

    Bernie Mac Mac was born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough in Chicago, Illinois on October 5, 1957. He was raised on the city’s South Side by his single mother, Mary, who died of cancer when he was 16 years old in his sophomore year of high school.  He put on shows for neighborhood kids on the South […]

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  • Berry Berenson Perkins

    1948 - 2001

    Berry Berenson Perkins (1948 - 2001)

    Actress. The granddaughter of Paris, France fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, and wife of actor Anthony Perkins, she appeared in the motion pictures “Cat People” (1982), “Winter Kills” (1979) and “Remember My Name” (1978). She also had a successful career as a freelance photographer, with her work being seen in numerous publications and magazines in the […]

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  • Berry Kroeger

    1912 - 1991

    Berry Kroeger (1912 - 1991)

    Berry Kroeger (October 16, 1912 – January 4, 1991) was an American film, television, and stage actor. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Kroeger got his acting start on radio as an announcer on Suspense and as an actor, playing for a time The Falcon in the radio series Kroeger was a regular as Sam Williams on […]

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  • Berry O’Kelly

    1970 - 1931

    Berry O’Kelly (1970 - 1931)

    Education Founder, Businessman. He was born in Orange County, North Carolina and was raised in Mason’s village. The small village had been founded at the end of the Civil War in April 1869 by Freedmen who sold lots in the 69-acre community to former slaves. His first job was in a general store in the […]

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  • Bert “The Mad Russian” Gordon

    1895 - 1974

    Bert “The Mad Russian” Gordon (1895 - 1974)

    Comedian. Born Barney Gorodetsky, he debuted on the vaudeville stage in 1914 carving a niche for himself as a dialect comic, and adopting the stage name Bert Gordon. He made the transition to radio in the 1930s, and was heard in episodes of “The Jack Benny Show,” “Texaco Town,” “The Camel Caravan,” and “The Eddie […]

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  • Bert C. Moore

    1935 - 2000

    Bert C. Moore (1935 - 2000)

    Iranian Hostage. A Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State, he was one of the 52 Americans held hostage by Iran from 1979 to 1981. (bio by: Erik Lander)

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  • Bert Convy

    1933 - 1991

    Bert Convy (1933 - 1991)

    Convy was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Monica (née Whalen) and Bernard Fleming Convy. Convy’s family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven years old. He later attended North Hollywood High School where he was an all-around athlete. He was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies when he was just 17, playing […]

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  • Bert E Collyer

    1876 - 1938

    Bert E Collyer (1876 - 1938)

    Journalist. As a young boy he settled in Guelph, Ontario with his parents. Early on in his career as a journalist he would cover stories during the Gold Rush in Alaska, such as the Chilkoot Pass Avalanche in 1898. As his writing career grew he would become a sports writer in Chicago. He was known […]

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  • Bert Freed

    1919 - 1994

    Bert Freed (1919 - 1994)

    Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, Freed began acting while attending Penn State University, and made his Broadway debut in 1942. Following World War II Army service in the European Theatre, he appeared in the Broadway musical The Day Before Spring in 1945 and dozens of television shows between 1947 and 1985. His […]

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  • Bert Gudgeon

    1970 - 1948

    Bert Gudgeon (1970 - 1948)

    Entertainer, Actor. He first appeared in motion pictures in 1908. He became a leading man in the Pearl White serials between 1910 and 1924. Those serials included the much acclaimed “Perils of Pauline” series which included twenty two-reel episodes that were released each week. He eventually went on to act in athletic roles including daredevil […]

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  • Bert Lance

    1931 - 2013

    Bert Lance (1931 - 2013)

    Lance was born in Gainesville, Georgia. His father, Thomas Jackson Lance, had served as president of Young Harris College in northeast Georgia, and in 1941 the family relocated to Calhoun, in Gordon County, when Lance’s father became superintendent of that city’s schools. Lance graduated from the University of Georgia in 1951. While a student at […]

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  • Bert M. Goodrich

    1906 - 1991

    Bert M. Goodrich (1906 - 1991)

    Actor. He appeared in the films, “Roseanna McCoy” (1949), in the role of a strong man, and “Berlin Express” (1948), as a member of the acrobatic team. In 1939 he was the first winner of the Mr. America Competition. (bio by: K)  Family links:  Spouse:  Norma Tanny Goodrich (1916 – 2001)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Bert Sugar

    1937 - 2012

    Bert Sugar (1937 - 2012)

    Born in Washington, D.C., Sugar graduated from the University of Maryland. He earned a JD and MBA from the University of Michigan in 1961. After passing the bar exam, he worked in the advertising business in New York City for ten years. During his time in the advertising business, he worked at several different agencies, […]

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  • Bert Sugar

    1937 - 2012

    Bert Sugar (1937 - 2012)

    Bert Sugar Bert Sugar, boxing’s human encyclopedia, a prolific writer and editor and a flamboyant and ubiquitous presence in the world of the ring, died on Sunday in Mount Kisco, N.Y. He was 75. He had lung cancer and died of cardiac arrest at Northern Westchester Hospital, his daughter, Jennifer Frawley, said. The author or […]

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  • Bert Wood Abbey

    1869 - 1962

    Bert Wood Abbey (1869 - 1962)

    Abbey first began playing baseball as a freshman in college when he recruited fellow students to form the Vermont Catamounts (UVM) team. At UVM, he made the baseball and training program progress fast with his presence as player, coach and captain. He graduated in 1891 from UVM and the year after, Abbey’s team at the […]

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  • Berta Drews

    1901 - 1987

    Berta Drews (1901 - 1987)

    Actress. Born in Germany,  she began her career on stage in 1924. After marrying actor Heinrich George she made her film debut in “Schleppzug M 17” (1933).  Drews is best remembered as Gert Fröbe’s wife in Ladislao Vajda’s film “El Cebo” (“Es Geschah am Hellichten Tag”, 1958). Her credits also include “Der Kaiser von Kalifornien” […]

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  • Berta Gersten

    1894 - 1972

    Berta Gersten (1894 - 1972)

    Actress. Born in Cracow, Poland, she was an acclaimed leading lady in the Yiddish art theater and films for five decades. For many years she toured with a troupe in Europe, South America and the United States regularly, with popular acclaim. Her first screen appearances were in the Yiddish films “Yiskor” (1933) and “Mirele Efros” […]

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  • Berta Labarga

    1948 - 2003

    Berta Labarga (1948 - 2003)

    Spanish-born actress. She appeared in the film “Imagenes Del Deporte N’63” (1973). (bio by: K)

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  • Berta Singerman

    1901 - 1998

    Berta Singerman (1901 - 1998)

    Famed Actress, reciter. Born in Russia, she had a long career reciting poems, mainly of Latin American authors.  (bio by: 380W)

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  • Bertee Beaumont

    1970 - 1934

    Bertee Beaumont (1970 - 1934)

    Entertainer.  Born in Memphis,  Tennessee,  she was discovered at a local music hall by veteran performer  Otis Harlan,  who invited her to join his vaudeville act.  She later formed a popular song-and-dance duet with her husband,  Jack Arnold.  An excellent dancer and skilled comedienne,  the sleek,  sultry Beaumont went on to play vamps and sophisticated […]

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  • Bertha Kalich

    1874 - 1939

    Bertha Kalich (1874 - 1939)

    Bertha Kalich was born Beylke Kalakh in what was then Austria-Hungary, the only child of Solomon Kalakh, a poor brush manufacturer and amateur violinist. Her mother was Babette Halber Kalakh, a seamstress who often made costumes for local theaters. Babette was an active opera fan and her devotion inspired a love for the stage in […]

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  • Bertha Mann

    1893 - 1967

    Bertha Mann (1893 - 1967)

    American motion picture actress. Married to actor Raymond Griffith. They are buried side-by-side. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Raymond Griffith (1895 – 1957)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Bertha Wrenham Wilson

    1923 - 2007

    Bertha Wrenham Wilson (1923 - 2007)

    Jurist.  The first female Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, she followed her two older brothers to the University of Aberdeen. She attained an M.A. in philosophy in 1944 and then obtained a teaching diploma. She married a Presbyterian minister, the Reverend John Wilson in 1945. They emigrated to Canada […]

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  • Bertil Ohlin

    1899 - 1979

    Bertil Ohlin (1899 - 1979)

    Having received his B.A. from Lund University 1917 and his MSc. from Stockholm School of Economics in 1919. He obtained an M.A. from Harvard University in 1923 and his doctorate from Stockholm University in 1924. In 1925 he became a professor at the University of Copenhagen. In 1929 he debated with John Maynard Keynes, contradicting […]

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