• Cecilia Parker

    1914 - 1993

    Cecilia Parker (1914 - 1993)

    Cecilia Parker was born in Fort William, Ontario. She was brought to southern California as a child by her mother, Mrs. Naudy Anna Parker. Her father was an English soldier. Parker graduated from the Convent of the Immaculate Heart in Hollywood in June 1931. At the time she resided with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. […]

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  • Cecily Adams

    1958 - 2004

    Cecily Adams (1958 - 2004)

    Adams was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, the daughter of comic actor Don Adams and singer Adelaide Efantis. She attended Beverly Hills High School and the University of California at Irvine. She acted in high school and college and in 1983 joined the Hollywood theatre company Theatre West.  Adams is well known to fans […]

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  • Cecily Neville, Duchess of York

    1415 - 1495

    Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415 - 1495)

    Cecily Neville was a daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland. Her paternal grandparents were John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby and Hon. Maud Percy, daughter of Henry de Percy, 2nd Baron Percy. Her maternal grandparents were John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and Katherine Swynford. […]

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  • Cedric Gibbons

    1893 - 1960

    Cedric Gibbons (1893 - 1960)

    Austin Cedric Gibbons (March 23, 1893 – July 26, 1960) was an Irish art director and production designer for the film industry. He also made a significant contribution to motion picture theater architecture from the 1930s to 1950s. He is credited as the designer of the Oscar statuette in 1928. Nominated for thirty-eight Oscars himself […]

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  • Cedric Hardwicke

    1893 - 1964

    Cedric Hardwicke (1893 - 1964)

    Sir Cedric Hardwicke was one of the greatest character actors of early film. He appeared in “Nelson”(1926), “Tom Brown’s School Days”(1940), “Nicholas Nickleby”(1947), “Rope”(1948) and “The Pumkin Eater”(1964). He died in New York City on the 6th August, 1964. (bio by: Kieran Smith)  Family links:  Spouse:  Helena Pickard Rothbarth (1900 – 1959)* *Calculated relationshipCause of […]

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  • Celeste Holm

    1917 - 2012

    Celeste Holm (1917 - 2012)

    Born and raised in Manhattan, Holm was an only child. Her mother, Jean Parke, was an American portrait artist and author; her father, Theodor Holm, was a Norwegian businessman whose company provided marine adjustment services for Lloyd’s of London. Because of her parents’ occupations, she traveled often during her youth and attended various schools in […]

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  • Celeste Lizio

    1908 - 1988

    Celeste Lizio (1908 - 1988)

    Businesswoman. Founder of Mrs. Lizio’s frozen pizza, later purchased by Quaker Oats and marketed, with her help, as Celeste frozen pizzas.

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  • Celia Adler

    1889 - 1979

    Celia Adler (1889 - 1979)

    Actress. A member of the famed Adler theatre family, she was known as the “First Lady of the Yiddish Theatre”. She was the daughter of noted stage actor Jacob Adler, and the half sister to actors Jay Adler and Luther Adler, and actress Stella Adler.  Family links:  Parents:  Jacob P. Adler (1855 – 1926)  Siblings: […]

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  • Celia Alcántara

    1920 - 2005

    Celia Alcántara (1920 - 2005)

    Television Screenwriter. She wrote the scripts for over 100 Argentine soap operas for radio and television, among them the series “Rosa de Lejos,” “Simplemente María,” “Muchacha Italiana viene a Casarse,” and “Rafael Heredia, Gitano.”

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  • Celia Gámez

    1905 - 1992

    Celia Gámez (1905 - 1992)

    Actress, Singer. She had a successful career both in Argentina and Spain. (bio by: Guada)

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  • Celia Johnson

    1908 - 1982

    Celia Johnson (1908 - 1982)

    Celia Johnson was born in Richmond, Surrey, and nicknamed “Betty”, Johnson was the second daughter of Robert and Ethel (née Griffiths) Johnson. Her first public performance was in 1916, when she played a role in a charity performance of King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid to raise funds for returned First World War soldiers. She attended […]

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  • Celia Lovsky

    1897 - 1979

    Celia Lovsky (1897 - 1979)

    Celia Lovsky married journalist Heinrich Vinzenz Nowak in 1919. By 1925, they were apparently estranged and she was romantically involved with playwright Arthur Schnitzler. She later moved to Berlin, where she acted in the surrealist plays Dream Theater and Dream Play by Karl Kraus. There, in 1929, she met Peter Lorre, who had seen her […]

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  • Cely Campello

    1942 - 2003

    Cely Campello (1942 - 2003)

    Brazilian Actress. She appeared in the films, “Ritmo Alacinante” (1975), “Jec Tatu” (1960), and “Ze De Periquito” (1960). Also appeared in the television series, “Estupido Cupido” (1976). (bio by: K)

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  • Cephas Washburn

    1793 - 1860

    Cephas Washburn (1793 - 1860)

    Cephas Washburn was ordained in 1818 in Waitsfield, Vermont by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to serve as a missionary to American Indians. He was assigned to the Cherokee. He served as a missionary to the Cherokee Indians at Brainerd Mission, Tennessee, for a short while. He migrated with them westward, arriving in […]

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  • César Baldaccini

    1921 - 1998

    César Baldaccini (1921 - 1998)

    Artist and Sculptor. Born in Marseille, his studies were at the Marseille academy from 1935 to 1939 and at the Paris academy from 1943 to 1947. He began making sculptures by welding together pieces of scrap metal in 1952 and first made his reputation with solid welded sculptures of insects, various kinds of animals, and […]

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  • Cesar Romero

    1907 - 1994

    Cesar Romero (1907 - 1994)

    Romero was born Cesar Julio Romero, Jr. in New York City on February 15, 1907, the son of Cesar Julio Romero, Sr. and Maria Mantilla (daughter of Cuban national hero José Martí). His father was an Italian-born importer-exporter of sugar refining machinery, and his mother was a Cuban concert singer. He grew up in Bradley […]

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  • Cesare Danova

    1926 - 1992

    Cesare Danova (1926 - 1992)

    Italian-born film actor. Originally intended to be a surgeon until tapped by filmmaker Dino De Laurentis for the lead role in “The Captain’s Daughter” (1947). Appeared in “Catch Me if You Can” (1959), “Tender is the Night” (1961), “Gidget Goes to Rome” (1963), “Cleopatra” (1963), “Viva Las Vegas” (1964), “Boy, Did I Get a Wrong […]

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  • Cesare Pavese

    1908 - 1950

    Cesare Pavese (1908 - 1950)

    Cesare Pavese was born in Santo Stefano Belbo, in the province of Cuneo. It was the village where his father was born and where the family returned for the summer holidays each year. He started infant classes in Santo Stefano Belbo, but the rest of his education was in schools in Turin. His most important […]

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  • Cesare Siepi

    1923 - 2010

    Cesare Siepi (1923 - 2010)

    Born in Milan (his year of birth is debated between 1919 and 1923, though 1923 is given as official), he began singing as a member of a madrigal group. Cesare Siepi often claimed to have been largely self-taught, having attended the music conservatory in his home city for just a short time. His operatic career […]

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  • Cesare Valletti

    1922 - 2000

    Cesare Valletti (1922 - 2000)

    Cesare Valletti (December 18, 1922 – May 13, 2000) was an Italian operatic tenor, one of the leading tenore di grazia of the postwar era. He was much admired for his polished vocal technique, his musical refinement and elegance, and beauty of tone. Valletti was born in Rome, where he studied music. He also studied privately […]

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  • Cesáreo Bernaldo de Quirós

    1879 - 1969

    Cesáreo Bernaldo de Quirós (1879 - 1969)

    Painter. In 1899 won the “Scholarship Europe”, and in the next year moved  to Rome to improve their knowledge. At the Venice Biennale of 1901 earned a “Commendation Award” and in the exhibition in Saint Louis, United States, 1904, he won a Bronze Medal. He returned to Buenos Aires in 1905 and exhibited his works […]

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  • Chad Everett

    1936 - 2012

    Chad Everett (1936 - 2012)

    Actor. Everett, who starred in the 1970s television series ‘Medical Center’, played Dr. Joe Gannon for seven years which earned him two Golden Globes and an Emmy nomination. His career spanned more than 50 years and included guest starring roles on such TV series as ‘The Love Boat’, ‘Murder, She Wrote’, ‘Melrose Place’, ‘Star Command’, […]

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  • Chaleo Yoovidhya

    1923 - 2012

    Chaleo Yoovidhya (1923 - 2012)

    Inventor, Businessman. Creator of the well known energy drink Red Bull. Born in Thailand into a poverty-stricken family of Chinese migrant laborers, little is recorded of his early years. He supported himself and his family with a series of jobs, such as bus conductor,  before launching a number of increasingly successful ventures. In 1962 he […]

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  • Champ Clark

    1850 - 1921

    Champ Clark (1850 - 1921)

    Champ Clark was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1892. After a surprise loss in 1894 to William M. Treloar, he regained the seat in 1896, and remained in the House until his death, the day before he was to leave office. Clark ran for House Minority Leader in 1903 but was defeated […]

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  • Chang Apana

    1871 - 1933

    Chang Apana (1871 - 1933)

    Folk Figure.  He was the inspiration for the fictional sleuth Charlie Chan.  The son of Chinese immigrants,  he worked as a cowboy on Oahu before joining the new Honolulu Police Department in 1898.  Carrying a whip instead of a gun,  he often led the force in arrests and became Hawaii’s most famous cop.  During his […]

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  • Chang Bunker

    1811 - 1874

    Chang Bunker (1811 - 1874)

    Entertainers. Born in the Mae Klong Valley, Samut Songkhram Province, Siam (present day Thailand) to a Chinese father, Ti-aye and a Chinese/Cham mother, Nok. The brothers, Chang and Eng Bunker, were born conjoined thoraopagus twins, the most common form of conjoined twins, they shared part of the chest wall, and their livers were fused. Legend […]

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  • Chantal Akerman

    1950 - 2015

    Chantal Akerman (1950 - 2015)

    Filmmaker and Director. Akerman was a director whose observation of women’s inner lives, often using long takes, made her a pioneer in feminist and experimental filmmaking. Born to Polish Holocaust survivors, she was inspired to begin making films as a teenager after seeing Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Pierrot le Fou’ (1965).  Her first film, ‘Saute Ma Ville’ […]

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  • Chargesheimer

    1924 - 1972

    Chargesheimer (1924 - 1972)

    Photographer and Artist. He studied graphics and photography at the Cologne Institutes of Art after World War II. His first works were abstracts using light patterns recorded on photo paper and photo montages. He was best known for his lifelike and bold close up photos of German celebrities and politicians, in particular his 1957 portrait […]

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  • Charity Grace

    1884 - 1965

    Charity Grace (1884 - 1965)

    Actress. She appeared in the film, “The Gift Of Love” (1958), as ‘Sarah The Housekeeper.’ She also appeared in the television shows, “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”, “Ben Casey”, “Dr. Kildare”, “The Jack Benny Program”, “Maverick”, “The Andy Griffith Show”, “Startime”, “Law Of The Plainsman”, “Bourbon Street Beat”, “The Californians”, “Peter Gunn”, “Dragnet”, and “77 Sunset […]

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  • Charles “Chas” Crocker

    1822 - 1888

    Charles “Chas” Crocker (1822 - 1888)

    Nineteenth Century businessman and railroad baron.  Best known as the founder of the Central Pacific Railroad, Charles Crocker was born into a Troy, New York farm family in 1822. When he was fourteen, his family moved West to Iowa, where young Crocker struck out independently, doing farm, iron forge and sawmill work. Swept up in […]

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