• C. Everett Koop

    1916 - 2013

    C. Everett Koop (1916 - 2013)

    C. Everett Koop Koop was born in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of John Everett Koop (1883–1972), a banker and descendant of 17th-century Dutch settlers, and Helen (née Apel) Koop (1894–1970). In 1937, he earned his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, where he was given the nickname “Chick” (occasionally used for his first name, […]

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  • C. Graham Baker

    1883 - 1950

    C. Graham Baker (1883 - 1950)

    A typical Hollywood professional, screenwriter C. Graham Baker had been a newspaper reporter prior to entering films in 1914 writing farces for Vitagraph’s rotund comedian John Bunny. Baker later supplied stories and/or scenarios for Inspirational, Fox, and Universal and, using the pseudonym of Leslie S. Barrows, penned Warner Bros.’ 1928 part-talkie The Singing Fool, a […]

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  • C. W. Ceram

    1915 - 1972

    C. W. Ceram (1915 - 1972)

    C.W. Ceram was the pseudonym of German journalist and author Kurt Wilhelm Marek, known for his popular works about archaeology. He chose to write under a pseudonym to distance himself from his earlier work as a propagandist for the Third Reich. Ceram was born in Berlin. During World War II, he was a member of […]

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  • Cab Calloway

    1907 - 1994

    Cab Calloway (1907 - 1994)

    Cab Calloway After graduating from high school, Calloway briefly attended a law school in Chicago but quickly turned to performing in nightclubs as a singer. He began directing his own bands in 1928 and in the following year went to New York City. There he appeared in an all-black musical, Fats Waller’s Connie’s Hot Chocolates, […]

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  • Cachirulo Alonso

    1923 - 2004

    Cachirulo Alonso (1923 - 2004)

    Actor, Playwright. He was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Born Enrique Fernández Tallaeche, he made his debut on stage in 1948 with the play “La Temporada del Recuerdo.” But he is fondly remembered for his character “Cachirulo” that he played for the childrens’ program for television “Teatro Fantástico” of which he also was producer and […]

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  • Cacilda Becker

    1921 - 1969

    Cacilda Becker (1921 - 1969)

    Actress. A pretty brunette, Cacilda Becker is remembered for her career on her country’s stage. Born Cacilda Becker Yaconis in the Sao Paulo suburb of Pirassununga to a Brazilian mother and an Italian father, she was raised from an early age in Santos under somewhat Bohemian conditions. After acting in amateur productions she got her […]

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  • Caitlin Clarke

    1952 - 2004

    Caitlin Clarke (1952 - 2004)

    Actress. Clarke is best remembered for her role as ‘Valerian’ in the 1981 film, “Dragonslayer.” A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Clarke was a student at Mount Holyoke College from 1970 to 1974, and the Yale School of Drama from 1974 to 1978. She later became an actress and appeared in several films including, “Crocodile Dundee” […]

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  • Cal Bolder

    1931 - 2005

    Cal Bolder (1931 - 2005)

    Cal Bolder (June 14, 1931 – January 19, 2005) was an American film and television actor best known for his role as the outlaw turned monster in the 1966 film Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter. A native of the small Kansas city of Elkhart, Earl C. Craver was a middle child of six born to Mabel […]

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  • Cal Worthington

    1920 - 2013

    Cal Worthington (1920 - 2013)

    Television Personality, Automobile Dealer.  Worthington landed his first job was as a water boy on a road construction crew for 15 cents an hour, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at the age of 15 and later served as a second Lieutenant in the United States Army in World War II, flying for the Army Air […]

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  • Cale Rice

    1872 - 1943

    Cale Rice (1872 - 1943)

    Cale Rice (December 7, 1872 – January 24, 1943) was an American poet and dramatist. He was born in Dixon, Kentucky, to Laban Marchbanks Rice, a Confederate veteran and tobacco merchant, and his wife Martha Lacy. He was a younger brother of Laban Lacy Rice, a noted educator. Cale Rice grew up in Evansville, Indiana, and […]

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  • Caleb Moore

    1987 - 2013

    Caleb Moore (1987 - 2013)

    Caleb Moore was born in 1987 in Ft. Worth, Texas. His parents are Wade and Michele Moore.  Moore began his career as an ATV racer. During an event in Minnesota, B. C. Vaught spotted Moore and signed him up to star in some action sports movies. Vaught eventually became Moore’s agent. When Moore decided to […]

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  • California Peace Officers’ Memorial

    1970 - 1970

    California Peace Officers’ Memorial (1970 - 1970)

    Located inside the east entrance of the California State Capitol, the monument was dedicated in 1988, to honor California’s peace officers who gave their lives serving the citizens of the state. The memorial which has three bronze figures represent the more than 1,400 peace officers who have died in the line-of-duty since California became a […]

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  • Calvert Grant “Larry Bud Melman” DeForest

    1921 - 2007

    Calvert Grant “Larry Bud Melman” DeForest (1921 - 2007)

    Actor.  Fondly remembered for his dozens of appearances on NBC’s “Late Night with David Letterman” and CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” shows from 1982 through 2002. He was a clerk at a drug rehabilitation facility when he appeared in a New York University student’s film, leading to his “discovery” by the staff of […]

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  • Calvin Griffith

    1911 - 1999

    Calvin Griffith (1911 - 1999)

    The son of a minor league baseball player, Calvin Griffith was the nephew of Clark Griffith, the Hall of Fame former pitcher and manager who became president of the Senators in 1920. He raised Calvin from the age of 11, but did not adopt him when Calvin’s father died a year later. Calvin’s widowed mother […]

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  • Calvin Robert “Cal” Ellison

    1925 - 2010

    Calvin Robert “Cal” Ellison (1925 - 2010)

    Child Actor. Calvin played a recurring role in the Our Gang films as Nutsy, a member of Butch’s gang at the Belasco Theater. He played in Glove Taps (1937), Little Ranger (1938), and Joy Scouts (1939). He also played in several East Side Kids Films; Make a Wish, a Bobby Breen movie; Mr.Smith Goes to […]

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  • Cameron Mitchell

    1918 - 1994

    Cameron Mitchell (1918 - 1994)

    Born Cameron McDowell Mitzell in Dallastown, Pennsylvania to Rev. Charles and Kathryn Mitzell, young Cameron moved to Chicora, Pennsylvania in 1921 when his father was accepted as pastor of the St. John’s Reformed Church of Donegal Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.  Between the first and second world wars, during his years as a young actor in […]

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  • Cameron Todd Willingham

    1968 - 2004

    Cameron Todd Willingham (1968 - 2004)

    On December 23, 1991, a fire destroyed the Willingham family home in Corsicana, Texas. Killed in the fire were Willingham’s three daughters: two-year-old Amber Louise Kuykendall and one-year-old twins Karmon Diane Willingham and Kameron Marie Willingham. Willingham himself escaped the home with only minor burns. Stacy Kuykendall, Willingham’s then-wife and the mother of his three […]

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  • Camila Quiroga

    1891 - 1948

    Camila Quiroga (1891 - 1948)

    Famed stage and cinema actress. She made several tours for Europe and America divulgating the works of the Argentine authors. She also was a pioneer of the Argentine cinema (5 movies.) (bio by: 380W)  Family links:  Children:  Nélida Quiroga (1909 – 1982)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Camila Quiroga

    1891 - 1948

    Camila Quiroga (1891 - 1948)

    Famed stage and cinema actress. She made several tours for Europe and America divulgating the works of the Argentine authors. She also was a pioneer of the Argentine cinema (5 movies.) (bio by: 380W)  Family links:  Children:  Nélida Quiroga (1909 – 1982)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Camilla Horn

    1903 - 1996

    Camilla Horn (1903 - 1996)

    Camilla Horn (25 April 1903, Frankfurt am Main – 14 August 1996) was a German dancer and a film star of the silent and sound era. She starred in several Hollywood films of the late 1920s and in a few British and Italian productions. The daughter of a civil servant, Horn was educated as a dressmaker […]

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  • Camilla Wergeland Collett

    1813 - 1895

    Camilla Wergeland Collett (1813 - 1895)

    Author. She was called the first Norwegian feminist, and founded the genre of “realism” in Norwegian literature. Raised in a literary family (the younger sister of poet Henrik Wergeland), she started writing professionally soon after her marriage in 1841. Her only novel “Amtmandens Dottre” (“The District Governor’s Daughters”) was published, at first anonymously, in 1854 […]

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  • Camilla Williams

    1919 - 2012

    Camilla Williams (1919 - 2012)

    On October 18, 1919, Camilla Ella Williams was born in Danville, Virginia, to Fannie Carey Williams and Cornelius Booker Williams, who worked as a chauffeur. She was the youngest of four children (Mary, Helen, and Cornelius).  “My grandparents and parents were self-taught musicians; all of them sang, and there was always music in our home.” […]

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  • Camille Claudel

    1864 - 1943

    Camille Claudel (1864 - 1943)

    Camille Claudel The French sculptor Camille Claudel (1864-1943) was the muse, pupil, and lover of Auguste Rodin, as well as a major artist in her own right. She is perhaps better known for her tempestuous relationship with Rodin than for her moving works of art, many of which can be found at the Musee Rodin […]

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  • Camilo José Cela Trulock

    1916 - 2002

    Camilo José Cela Trulock (1916 - 2002)

    Writer. He was born in Iria Flavia (Galicia, Spain) and died in Madrid. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1989. He is best remembered for his works “La Familia de Pascual Duarte,” “La Colmena,” “San Camilo 36,” “Mazurca para dos Muertos,” “Viaje a la Alcarria,” “Cristo vs. Arizona” and “Madera de Boj.” He […]

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  • Candice Rialson

    1951 - 2006

    Candice Rialson (1951 - 2006)

    Candice Ann Rialson (December 18, 1951 – March 31, 2006), also known as Candy Rialson, was an American actress known for her starring role in Hollywood Boulevard (1976). Candice Rialson was born in Santa Monica, California, won Miss Hermosa Beach aged 18 and worked as a go-go dancer. She worked in television and found herself appearing in […]

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  • Candida Royalle

    1950 - 2015

    Candida Royalle (1950 - 2015)

    Candida Royalle was born on October 15, 1950, in New York City as Candice Marion Vadala. Initially trained in music, dance, and art in New York, with studies at the High School of Art and Design, Parson’s School of Design and the City University of New York. In 1975 she began her career in porn as […]

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  • Candy Candido

    1913 - 1999

    Candy Candido (1913 - 1999)

    Candy Candido’s distinctive, four-octave speaking voice became familiar to radio listeners and moviegoers. Speaking his lines in his normal tenor, he would suddenly adopt a high, squeaky soprano and just as suddenly plunge into a gruff bass. His weekly repetition of “I’m feeling mighty low” on Jimmy Durante’s radio show made it a national catchphrase. […]

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  • Candy Darling

    1944 - 1974

    Candy Darling (1944 - 1974)

    Candy Darling was born James Lawrence Slattery in Forest Hills, Queens, the child of Theresa (née Phelan 1911–2014), a bookkeeper at Manhattan’s Jockey Club, and James “Jim” Slattery, who was described as a violent alcoholic. There is controversy surrounding the year of birth. According to former Warhol associate, Bob Colacello, Darling was born in 1946, while […]

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  • Candy Johnson

    1944 - 2012

    Candy Johnson (1944 - 2012)

    Candy Johnson (February 8, 1944 – October 21, 2012) was an American singer and dancer who appeared in several films in the 1960s. She was born Victoria Jean Hulstead in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from San Gabriel High School. Her most notable films are the American International Pictures Beach Party films, in which she played […]

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  • Cantinflas

    1911 - 1993

    Cantinflas (1911 - 1993)

    Actor, Comedian. Known universally by the name “Cantinflas,” Charlie Chaplin referred to him as the ‘funniest man in the world.’ He was the second of 15 brothers born to a poor family. In his youth he had to work as a shoemaker, cab driver, bull fighter and on occasions had to help his father, a […]

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