• Shelagh Fraser

    1922 - 2000

    Shelagh Fraser (1922 - 2000)

    Actress. Born in Purley, Surrey, England the daughter of a jeweler. As a child she contracted spinal tuberculosis, and after her recovery, she and her sister attended St Christopher’s School, Kingswood, before winning a scholarship to Croydon Repertory where she studied drama. She made her film debut in 1944’s ‘Welcome Mr. Washington’ and appeared in […]

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  • Shelby Foote

    1916 - 2005

    Shelby Foote (1916 - 2005)

    Foote was born in Greenville, Mississippi, the son of Shelby Dade Foote and his wife Lillian (née Rosenstock). Foote’s paternal grandfather, Huger Lee Foote (1854-1915), a planter, had gambled away most of his fortune and assets. His paternal great-grandfather, Hezekiah William Foote (1813-1899), was an American Confederate veteran, attorney, planter and state politician from Mississippi. […]

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  • Sheldon Allman

    1924 - 2002

    Sheldon Allman (1924 - 2002)

    Sheldon Allman (June 8, 1924 – January 22, 2002) was a Jewish American-born Canadian raised actor, singer, and songwriter.  He began his singing career with the Royal National Guard during his World War II service with the RCAF. Relocating to Los Angeles, he appeared in twelve movies, including such notable films as Nevada Smith, The […]

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  • Sheldon Moldoff

    1920 - 2012

    Sheldon Moldoff (1920 - 2012)

    Sheldon Moldoff Shelly was much in demand throughout the forties, working for DC on many strips.  One of his favorites was one he created — The Black Pirate, featured in Action Comics. In 1953, he became Bob Kane’s main ghost and I guess I need to explain that working arrangement… Kane never drew Batman on […]

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  • Shell Kepler

    1958 - 2008

    Shell Kepler (1958 - 2008)

    Shell Kepler (October 5, 1958 – February 1, 2008) was an American television actress best known for her work on General Hospital as “Nurse Amy Vining” from 1979 until 2002. Shell Kepler portrayed busybody nurse Amy Vining, a “fan favorite”, on General Hospital from 1979 to 2002. She also appeared on the General Hospital spinoff […]

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  • Shelley Berman

    1925 - 2017

    Shelley Berman (1925 - 2017)

    Shelley Berman began as a straight actor, receiving his training at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, honing his acting skills in stock companies in and around Chicago and New York City. In the mid-1950s, he became a member of Chicago’s Compass Players, which later evolved into The Second City. While performing improvised sketches with Compass, Berman […]

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  • Shelley Winters

    1920 - 2006

    Shelley Winters (1920 - 2006)

    Winters was born Shirley Schrift in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Rose (née Winter), a singer with The Muny, and Jonas Schrift, a designer of men’s clothing. Her parents were Jewish; her father emigrated from Austria, and her mother had been born in St. Louis to Austrian immigrants. Her parents were third cousins. Her […]

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  • Sheree North

    1932 - 2005

    Sheree North (1932 - 2005)

    North was born as Dawn Shirley Crang in Los Angeles, California, on January 17, 1932, the daughter of June Shoard and Richard Crang. Following her mother’s remarriage to Edward Bethel, she was known as Dawn Shirley Bethel. She began dancing in USO shows during World War II at age ten. In 1948, she married Fred Bessire. […]

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  • Sheree Winton

    1935 - 1976

    Sheree Winton (1935 - 1976)

    British Actress. She was often referred to as ‘the English Jayne Mansfield’ and appeared in many films and TV shows throughout her career. Her film appearances include “The Devil’s Disciple” (1959), “Dentist in the Chair” (1960), “The Road to Hong Kong” (1962) and “Rhubarb” (1969). Amongst her TV show appearances were “Frankie Howerd” and “Terry […]

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  • Sheridan Downey

    1884 - 1961

    Sheridan Downey (1884 - 1961)

    In 1938, Sheridan Downey ran for the U.S. Senate as a supporter of the proposed “Ham and Eggs” government pension program. He defeated incumbent Senator William Gibbs McAdoo, the former son-in-law of Woodrow Wilson, in the Democratic primary by more than 135,000 votes. Despite the strong backing McAdoo received from the White House and a […]

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  • Sherman Billingsley

    1900 - 1966

    Sherman Billingsley (1900 - 1966)

    Nightclub owner, ex-bootlegger, ruled with a velvet fist. The Stork Club was the epitome of glamor. The green canopy, blue-uniformed doorman with his whistle at the ready, the heavy bronze door swinging to admit only the chosen few while crowds of craning gawkers and autograph hunters tried to get a glimpse, of what today we […]

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  • Sherman Block

    1924 - 1998

    Sherman Block (1924 - 1998)

    Los Angeles Law Figure. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was noted for being the leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department. After serving in the US Army in World War II, he studied engineering at the Washington University St. Louis Missouri, before relocating to Los Angeles, California, in the mid 1950s. In 1956, he joined […]

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  • Sherman Hemsley

    1938 - 2012

    Sherman Hemsley (1938 - 2012)

    Hemsley was born and raised around 22nd and Christian streets in South Philadelphia by his mother, who worked in a lamp factory. He did not meet his father until he was 14. He attended Barrat Middle School, Central High School for 9th grade and Bok Technical High School for 10th, when he dropped out of […]

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  • Sherman Hoar

    1860 - 1898

    Sherman Hoar (1860 - 1898)

    Sherman Hoar (July 30, 1860 – October 7, 1898), was an American lawyer, member of Congress representing Massachusetts, and U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts. As a young man he acted as model for the head of the John Harvard statue now in the Harvard Yard. Hoar graduated from Harvard College in 1882 and Harvard Law School […]

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  • Sherman Mills Fairchild

    1896 - 1971

    Sherman Mills Fairchild (1896 - 1971)

    Industrialist and inventor. Among Fairchild’s inventionas are aerial mapping photography, the flight analyzer camera and an automatic photoengraver. Fairchild also designed the first plane to have a closed a cockpit and a plane that could be loaded by rear-facing doors. Fairchild was born into wealth, his father was an IBM founder who built a $200 […]

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  • Sherril Lynn Katzman Rettino

    1956 - 1995

    Sherril Lynn Katzman Rettino (1956 - 1995)

    Actress. The daughter of producer Leonard Katzman, she is best known for her role of “Jackie Dugan” on prime time television drama “Dallas”. She appeared in every season the show was on the air.

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  • Sherry Britton

    1918 - 2008

    Sherry Britton (1918 - 2008)

    Sherry Britton (July 28, 1918 – April 1, 2008) was an American burlesque performer of the 1930s and early 1940s. The 5-foot-3-inch (1.60 m) Britton had an 18-inch (46 cm) waist, and was once said to have a “figure to die for.” She got her stage name from a liquor store on a bottle of […]

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  • Sherwood Berton Anderson

    1876 - 1941

    Sherwood Berton Anderson (1876 - 1941)

    Author. Born the third of seven children of Erwin and Emma Anderson in Camden, Ohio. Anderson attended school intermittently, while helping to support the family by working at various odd jobs. He finally left school at fourteen and worked as a laborer until at seventeen he enlisted in the army and served during the Spanish-American […]

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  • Shifra Lerer

    1915 - 2011

    Shifra Lerer (1915 - 2011)

    Actress. Out of an almost 90 year career she will be remembered as a stalwart of the Yiddish Theater as well as a Jewish grandmother in Broadway and Hollywood productions. The daughter of Russian immigrants to the Pampas of Argentina she broke into show business at five when a touring Yiddish troup need a child […]

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  • Shigeru Nanbara

    1970 - 1970

    Shigeru Nanbara (1970 - 1970)

    Educator and political scientist. During his career, he also served as a president of Tokyo University. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Shigetaka Abe

    1970 - 1970

    Shigetaka Abe (1970 - 1970)

    Educator, Author. A native of Niigata, he began teaching at the University of Tokyo in 1934, at which time he introduced American educational methods to Japan. In his 1937 work “Kyoiku kaikaku-ron(Educational Reform),” he extended a proposal of his educational reforms to the Japanese educational system. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Shin Nukada

    1970 - 1970

    Shin Nukada (1970 - 1970)

    Medical scholar. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Shinzo Koizumi

    1970 - 1970

    Shinzo Koizumi (1970 - 1970)

    Economist. Also served a president of Keiogijuku University. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Shirley Bell Cole

    1920 - 2010

    Shirley Bell Cole (1920 - 2010)

    Radio Actress. A child star of the 1930s, she is remembered as the title “Little Orphan Annie” in the popular radio series of that name. Born Shirley Adrienne Bell, she was raised on the south side of Chicago and began entertaining early, singing in synagogue and on radio from age six. At 10, she answered […]

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  • Shirley Booth

    1898 - 1992

    Shirley Booth (1898 - 1992)

    Actress. A prolific stage performer of the 20th Century, Shirley Booth is beloved by film audiences as the emotionally tortured but devoted wife, Lola Delaney in “Come Back Little Sheba” (1952),  and by television viewers as Hazel Burke, the headstrong yet lovable housekeeper in the 1960s sitcom “Hazel”. Born Marjory Ford in New York City, […]

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  • Shirley Chambers

    1913 - 2011

    Shirley Chambers (1913 - 2011)

    Actress. One of Hollywood’s earliest typecast ‘dumb blondes’, she is probably best remembered for her part in 1939’s Oscar-winning classic “Gone with the Wind”. Raised in Northern California from infancy, she became a model as a teenager, in 1930 was signed by MGM as a Goldwyn Girl, made her silver screen bow in the 1930 […]

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  • Shirley Chambers

    1913 - 2011

    Shirley Chambers (1913 - 2011)

    Actress. One of Hollywood’s earliest typecast ‘dumb blondes’, she is probably best remembered for her part in 1939’s Oscar-winning classic “Gone with the Wind”. Raised in Northern California from infancy, she became a model as a teenager, in 1930 was signed by MGM as a Goldwyn Girl, made her silver screen bow in the 1930 […]

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  • Shirley Grey

    1902 - 1981

    Shirley Grey (1902 - 1981)

    Actress. Born Agnes Zetterstrand, she made her stage debut in “A Tailor Made Man” (1920) at the Lyric Theater in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 1924, Grey was offered a part in Wilbur’s play, “The Imported Wife”. Eventually she performed in more than 45 films, she received great reviews, as ‘Edith Varney’ in “Secret Service” (1931). “The […]

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  • Shirley Hemphill

    1947 - 1999

    Shirley Hemphill (1947 - 1999)

    Shirley Hemphill Hemphill was a television actress best known for her role as waitress Shirley Wilson on the ABC sitcom What’s Happening!! Hemphill was born in Asheville, North Carolina. An aspiring stand-up comedian, Hemphill sent a cassette tape of one of her comedy routines to Flip Wilson. Wilson was impressed by her routine and in […]

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  • Shirley Jean Rickert

    1926 - 2009

    Shirley Jean Rickert (1926 - 2009)

    Child Actress. She played “Shirley Jean” in five of the “Our Gang” comedies from the early 1930s. Born to a stereotypical “stage mother”, she was pushed into acting as a youngster. After appearing in the “Our Gang” series, she left to join Mickey Rooney’s rival “Mickey McGuire” comedies, where she also acted in five episodes. […]

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