• Joey Adams

    1911 - 1999

    Joey Adams (1911 - 1999)

    Adams was born in Brooklyn, New York as Joseph Abramowitz. For many years, he wrote the “Strictly for Laughs” column in the New York Post. His wife, Cindy Adams (to whom he was married from 1952 until his death), remains a society/gossip columnist for the same paper.  Adams’ career spanned more than 70 years and […]

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  • Jay Adams

    1961 - 2014

    Jay Adams (1961 - 2014)

    Jay Adams was born in a part of Santa Monica, California known to locals as “Dogtown”. He grew up with his mother and his stepfather, Kent Sherwood. He began skating and surfing at the age of four. Sherwood worked at Dave Sweet’s Surf Shop under Pacific Ocean Park, where Adams was introduced to skateboarding by […]

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  • Rosie Carter

    1958 - 2003

    Rosie Carter (1958 - 2003)

    Rosie Carter was an American singer–songwriter. She was born July 13, 1958, the daughter of June Carter Cash and her second husband Edwin “Rip” Nix, and the stepdaughter of the country singer Johnny Cash. She was married to Philip Adams. Her first name was spelled as both “Rosie” and “Rosey,” according to stepsister Rosanne Cash, […]

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  • Michael Adams

    1930 - 1967

    Michael Adams (1930 - 1967)

    Born in Sacramento, California, Adams graduated from Sacramento Junior College. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 and earned his pilot wings and commission in 1952 at Webb Air Force Base, Texas. He served as a fighter-bomber pilot during the Korean War, followed by 30 months with the 813th Fighter-Bomber Squadron at […]

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  • Mason Adams

    1919 - 2005

    Mason Adams (1919 - 2005)

    Adams was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned an MA degree from the University of Michigan in Theatre Arts and Speech and also attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, studying theater arts. He made his stage debut in 1940, appearing in summer stock at Baltimore’s Hilltop Theater. Adams was heard on many radio programs during Radio’s […]

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  • Stanley Adams

    1915 - 1977

    Stanley Adams (1915 - 1977)

    Stanley Adams (April 7, 1915 – April 27, 1977) was an American actor and screenwriter. Born in New York City, Adams had his first film role playing the bartender in the movie version of Death of a Salesman (1952). He played another barkeep in The Gene Krupa Story and a safecracker in Roger Corman’s High […]

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  • R. J. Adams

    1942 - 2015

    R. J. Adams (1942 - 2015)

    R. J. Adams was born in St. Catharines, Ontario where he spent his early childhood until his family headed across the border to Niagara Falls, New York. Known to his friends as Bob Adams, the aspiring actor/radio D.J. spent just a couple of years attending Bishop Duffy High school before dropping out and moving to […]

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  • Brian “Crush” Adams

    1964 - 2007

    Brian “Crush” Adams (1964 - 2007)

    Professional Wrestler. Born in Kona, Hawaii, he was raised and educated in Kealakekua. After graduating from Konawaena High School, he joined the United States Army, and while he was stationed in Japan he became interested in wrestling. Upon his discharge he was trained by the Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki, and made his wrestling debut […]

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  • Carol Adams

    1918 - 2012

    Carol Adams (1918 - 2012)

    Entertainer. Born Lurline Uller within the focal point of the entertainment industry, she caught the attention of a studio executive at the age of five which led to her taking up both dancing and acting lessons. Her experience in films could be traced back to appearances in the Mickey Rooney picture series “Mickey McGuire” which […]

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  • Diana Adams

    1926 - 1993

    Diana Adams (1926 - 1993)

    Ballerina. She was a leading dancer in the New York City Ballet from 1950 to 1963, and was a favorite of choreographer George Balanchine. She appeared in several motion pictures, including “Knock on Wood”. In later years she taught at the School of American Ballet, where she was the Dean.

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  • Fanny Adams

    1859 - 1867

    Fanny Adams (1859 - 1867)

    Murder Victim. She was a victim of one of the most infamous child murder cases in Great Britain. She and her friend Minnie Warner, both aged eight, along with Fanny’s sister Lizzie, aged seven, were out for a walk on August 24, 1867 when, at half past one in the afternoon, they were approached by […]

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  • Abigail “Tommye” Adams

    1922 - 1955

    Abigail “Tommye” Adams (1922 - 1955)

    Actress. Born Margaret Thomas Adams in Greenville, South Carolina, she had a limited motion picture career, seeing only bit, uncredited roles in most of the 15 films she appeared in (she was only credited in 4 of those films). However, she gained renown for her many affairs with Hollywood notables, including an 11 year affair […]

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  • Kathryn Adams

    1893 - 1959

    Kathryn Adams (1893 - 1959)

    Actress. Real name Ethalinda Colson in St. Louis, Missouri, she became an early star in the silent motion picture era. She entered films in 1915 after brief experience as a dancer in vaudeville. Her famous sidelong glance immediately pegged her for “vamp” roles and she won fleeting popularity in the late 1910s. Her most important […]

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  • Mary Adams

    1970 - 1973

    Mary Adams (1970 - 1973)

    Actress. She appeared in the original theater productions of “Hazard” (1948), ” Night Has a Thousand Eyes”(1948), ” Rebel in Town” (1956), “Blood of Dracula”(1957) and Diary of a Madman” (1963). On television she made appearances on “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”, “Hallmark Hall of Fame”, “Captain Midnight”, “Dennis the Menace” and “Twilight […]

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  • Maude Adams

    1872 - 1953

    Maude Adams (1872 - 1953)

    Actress. Born Maude Kiskadden in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mormon parents with a theatrical mother, she began her career at the age of nine months, when she was carried on stage by her mother during a Salt Lake City stock company production.  She took speaking roles as soon as she could talk while adopting […]

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  • Ernest S. “Ernie” Adams

    1885 - 1947

    Ernest S. “Ernie” Adams (1885 - 1947)

    Actor. Born in San Francisco, California to Leon D. Adams and Laurence G. Girard. Ernie was featured in musical comedies on Broadway such as Jerome Kern’s “Toot Toot” in 1918, then devoted himself to the cinema from 1919 until his death. His first role as Shorty in “A Regular Girl”. Finding favor with numerous casting […]

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  • Jonathan Adams

    1931 - 2005

    Jonathan Adams (1931 - 2005)

    Actor. A prolific television and stage actor with numerous appearances to his credit, he is best known for the role of ‘Dr Everett Scott’ in the motion picture version of cult film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in 1974. He had originally played the part of ‘The Narrator’ in the London, England stage production. (bio […]

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  • Ted Adams

    1890 - 1973

    Ted Adams (1890 - 1973)

    Actor. Born in a theatre dressing room, his parents were vaudeville performers and he performed on the stage before coming to films in his mid 30s. He made his screen debut in “Road Agent” (1926) and went on to be a featured character in mostly western films. In addition to being a regular in “Hop-Along […]

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  • Tom Adams

    1938 - 2014

    Tom Adams (1938 - 2014)

    Tom Adams Dead – Tom Adams who became popular for his role in The Great Escape has died. He was 76. The News of his passing was announced by Emma Harvey who was Adam’s agent and friend. Guardian reported that following his battle with cancer, Tom Adams at the hospital, although the cause of his death […]

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  • Ansel Easton Adams

    1902 - 1984

    Ansel Easton Adams (1902 - 1984)

    Photographer. His photographic images of the American landscape, and especially those of the American West and Yosemite Park, became popular and familiar to millions. Born in San Francisco, California, he was a problem student in school, which may have been caused by dyslexia or a hyperactive condition. When he was twelve, he taught himself to […]

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  • John Ottis Adams

    1851 - 1927

    John Ottis Adams (1851 - 1927)

    Artist. One of the better-known figures of the “Indiana School” of painting, he studied at the Royal Academy in Munich, Germany, as well as in London, England, before returning to the United States. He specialized in Impressionist landscapes of his native Indiana, spending much of his time in the city of Muncie there. Along with […]

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  • Maude Adams

    1872 - 1953

    Maude Adams (1872 - 1953)

    Actress. Born Maude Kiskadden in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mormon parents with a theatrical mother, she began her career at the age of nine months, when she was carried on stage by her mother during a Salt Lake City stock company production.  She took speaking roles as soon as she could talk while adopting […]

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  • Andy Adams

    1859 - 1935

    Andy Adams (1859 - 1935)

    Author. After living and working on the Western Frontier, he drew his experiences there to write a number of successful western novels. His first “The Log of a Cowboy” (1903), was his best known and most successful work. (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Parents:  Andrew Adams (1821 – 1906)  Elizabeth Elliott Adams (1821 – 1897)

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  • Brooks Adams

    1848 - 1927

    Brooks Adams (1848 - 1927)

    Historian, Author.  The youngest child of American Diplomat and scholar Charles Francis Adams, he spent most of his childhood in England, returning to Boston Massachusetts to attend Harvard University (where he graduated in 1870).  Over the next year, he served as his father’s secretary abroad then later followed in the footsteps of his forbearers by […]

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  • Charles Francis Adams, Sr

    1807 - 1886

    Charles Francis Adams, Sr (1807 - 1886)

    US Congressman, US Diplomat.  The son of 6th United States President John Quincy Adams and grandson of 2nd United States President John Adams, he spent much of his early life traveling with his parents in Europe.  He returned in his adolescence to attend school in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating from Harvard University in 1825. He was […]

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  • Douglas Noel Adams

    1952 - 2001

    Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

    Author. Born in Cambridge, England, he was educated at Brentwood School, Essex and went on to St. John’s College in Cambridge where he first earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 and later gained a Masters degree in English literature. He is best known as the creator of the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, […]

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  • Hannah Adams

    1755 - 1831

    Hannah Adams (1755 - 1831)

    Author. She wrote a number of works on religious themes, including “Alphabetical Compendium of the Various Sects Which Have Appeared from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Present Day,” “A Summary History of New England,” “History of the Jews” and “Letters on the Gospels.”  Family links:  Parents:  Thomas Adams (1725 – 1812)  Elizabeth […]

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  • Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

    1893 - 1982

    Harriet Stratemeyer Adams (1893 - 1982)

    Author. The daughter of American publisher and author Edward Stratemeyer, she was the author of several books for young children and teens. Writing for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, the book publishing firm founded by her father, she contributed stories in the “Nancy Drew” series under the firm’s blanket pseudonym ‘Carolyn Keene’. She also contributed stories in […]

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  • Henry Brooks Adams

    1838 - 1918

    Henry Brooks Adams (1838 - 1918)

    Author, Historian.  Born in Boston, Massachusetts  to one of America’s most prominent families, his father was American Diplomat and scholar  Charles Francis Adams, his grandfather was 6th United States President John Quincy Adams, and his great-grandfather was 2nd United States President John Adams. He graduated from Harvard University in 1858 and later attended lectures at […]

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  • James Truslow Adams

    1878 - 1949

    James Truslow Adams (1878 - 1949)

    Historian. He graduated from Yale University in 1900, served in the United States Army during World War I as an intelligence officer, and on the staff of the United States delegation at the post-War Versailles Peace Conference. After the war he began writing, and won a Pulitzer Prize for hiw work “The Founding of New […]

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