• Aldo Leopold

    1887 - 1948

    Aldo Leopold (1887 - 1948)

    In 1909, Aldo Leopold was assigned to the Forest Service’s District 3 in the Arizona and New Mexico territories. At first, he was a forest assistant at the Apache National Forest in the Arizona Territory. In 1911, he was transferred to the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico. Leopold’s career, which kept him in […]

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  • Aldo Ray

    1926 - 1991

    Aldo Ray (1926 - 1991)

    Ray was born in Pen Argyl in Northampton County in eastern Pennsylvania, to an Italian family of five brothers and one sister. His brother, Mario DaRe (1933-2010), lettered in football at USC in the years 1952 to 1954, and on May 12, 1955 appeared as a contestant on the NBC quiz show You Bet Your […]

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  • Aldo Rossi

    1931 - 1997

    Aldo Rossi (1931 - 1997)

    Aldo Rossi began his professional career at the studio of Ignazio Gardella in 1956, moving on to the studio of Marco Zanuso. In 1963 also he began teaching, firstly as an assistant to Ludovico Quaroni (1963) at the school of urban planning in Arezzo, then to Carlo Aymonino at the Institute of Architecture in Venice. […]

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  • Alec Clunes

    1912 - 1970

    Alec Clunes (1912 - 1970)

    Alexander “Alec” Sheriff de Moro Clunes (17 May 1912 – 13 March 1970) was an English actor and theatrical manager Among the plays he presented were Christopher Fry’s The Lady’s Not For Burning. Alec Clunes gave the actor and dramatist Peter Ustinov his first break with his production The House of Regrets. His film career was […]

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  • Alec Craig

    1884 - 1945

    Alec Craig (1884 - 1945)

    Actor in 113 films from 1934 to 1946 including: “Mutiny on the Bounty,” “Vivacious Lady,” “Confessions of a Nazi Spy,” “The Secret of Dr. Kildare,” “Abe Lincoln in Illinois,” “Roxie Hart,” “Cat People,” “National Velvet,” and “The Woman in the Window.” (bio by: TLS)

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  • Alec Francis

    1867 - 1934

    Alec Francis (1867 - 1934)

    Actor in 226 films. Francis died following surgery. (bio by: TLS)

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  • Alec Guinness

    1914 - 2000

    Alec Guinness (1914 - 2000)

    Guinness was born at 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale, London as Alec Guinness de Cuffe. His mother’s maiden name was Agnes Cuff. She was born 8 December 1890 to Edward Cuff and Mary Ann Benfield. On Guinness’s birth certificate, the space for the mother’s name shows Agnes de Cuffe. The space for […]

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  • Alec Kessler

    1967 - 2007

    Alec Kessler (1967 - 2007)

    Alec Kessler played collegiately for the University of Georgia Bulldogs where he was a three-time academic all-American first-team selection as well as the national academic all-American of the year in 1989 and 1990. Kessler left Georgia as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,788 points (until the record was surpassed by Litterial Green). The 6′ 11″ […]

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  • Aleister Crowley

    1875 - 1947

    Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

    Occultist. Widely considered the most influential figure in Western occultism, Aleister Crowley first rose to prominence in mystical circles as a member of the London-based Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an esoteric offshoot of freemasonry with many well-known members, including poet and folklorist William Butler Yeats. After a power struggle within that group, Crowley […]

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  • Alejandra Boero

    1918 - 2006

    Alejandra Boero (1918 - 2006)

    Stage director and actress. Also an actor´s teacher. Born Liria Ofelia Alejandra Digiamo Viera, she was one of the pioneers of the Argentine independent stage. She founded in 1950 the Nuevo Teatro group. During her last years, she managed the Theater “Andamio 90.” (bio by: 380W)

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  • Alejandro Casona

    1903 - 1965

    Alejandro Casona (1903 - 1965)

    Playwright. He was born in Besullo, Asturias, Spain. During Spanish Civil War, he was forced to exile and he stablished in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is best known for his books “La Sirena Varada,” “La Dama del Alba,” “Nuestra Natacha,” “Prohibido Suicidarse en Primavera,” “Los Árboles Mueren de Pie,” “La Tercera Palabra” and “El Caballero […]

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  • Alejo Carpentier

    1904 - 1980

    Alejo Carpentier (1904 - 1980)

    Noted Cuban Writer. He obtained Cervantes Award in 1976. Among his books “Écue-Yamba-Ó,” “El Reino de este Mundo,” “Los Pasos Perdidos,” and “El Concierto Barroco.” (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Aleksandr Abdulov

    1953 - 2008

    Aleksandr Abdulov (1953 - 2008)

    Actor. Born in Tobolsk, Russia, he made his 1974 motion picture debut in “About Vitya, about Masha and the Sea Force.” In 1975 he was hired by Lenkom Theater director Mark Zakharov, and became a celebrity after appearing in “The Ordinary Miracle.” During the early 1980s he was considered a sex symbol and one of […]

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  • Aleksandr Abdulov

    1953 - 2008

    Aleksandr Abdulov (1953 - 2008)

    Actor. Born in Tobolsk, Russia, he made his 1974 motion picture debut in “About Vitya, about Masha and the Sea Force.” In 1975 he was hired by Lenkom Theater director Mark Zakharov, and became a celebrity after appearing in “The Ordinary Miracle.” During the early 1980s he was considered a sex symbol and one of […]

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  • Alessandro Blasetti

    1970 - 1987

    Alessandro Blasetti (1970 - 1987)

    Alessandro Blasetti was born in Rome, where he also died. After studying law at university, Blasetti chose to become a journalist and film critic. He worked for several film magazines and led a campaign for national film production, which had largely ceased by this point. In 1919 he made a brief foray into acting when […]

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  • Aleta Freel

    1907 - 1935

    Aleta Freel (1907 - 1935)

    Actress. A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, she gained prominence as a Broadway theater actress prior to her marriage to Warner Brothers Studio actor Ross Alexander, who had begun his acting career in New York City. After they both moved to Hollywood, California to further their careers, she was unable to find film work. […]

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  • Alex Agase

    1922 - 2007

    Alex Agase (1922 - 2007)

    Agase was born in Chicago, Illinois to an Assyrian father and an Armenian mother. He attended Evanston Township High School, but only played on the school’s varsity football team in his senior year. After graduating, he attended the University of Illinois and played college football there as a right guard in 1941 and 1942. In […]

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  • Alex Frazer

    1900 - 1958

    Alex Frazer (1900 - 1958)

    Actor. One of the best versatile character actors of his time, he appeared on drama radio and on stage in Montreal before going into films. His many movie credits included “The Good Campanions” (1933), “Kidnapped” (1948), “Cowboy and the Indians” (1949), “Three Came Home” (1950), “Loose in London” (1953), “The War of the Worlds” (1953) […]

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  • Alex Giannini

    1958 - 2015

    Alex Giannini (1958 - 2015)

    British Actor. Giannini was a well known actor for his performances on the screen and the stage. He started in the theater, acting in various roles and then went into television and films.  Giannini’s film appearances included “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), “Legend” (2015) and “Miss Monday” (1998).    He also appeared in such television […]

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  • Alex Haley

    1921 - 1992

    Alex Haley (1921 - 1992)

    Alex Haley was born in Ithaca, New York, on August 11, 1921, and was the oldest of three brothers and a sister. Haley lived with his family in Henning, Tennessee, before returning to Ithaca with his family when he was five years old. Haley’s father was Simon Haley, a professor of agriculture at Alabama A&M […]

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  • Alex Hawkins

    1937 - 2017

    Alex Hawkins (1937 - 2017)

    From 1956-58, Alex Hawkins starred collegiately for South Carolina, rushing for 1,491 yards and being voted 1958’s Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. He was the 13th player selected in the 1959 NFL Draft. As a rookie, Hawkins was a member of the Baltimore team that won the 1959 NFL Championship Game, defeating the New […]

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  • Alex Karras

    1935 - 2012

    Alex Karras (1935 - 2012)

    Karras was born in Gary, Indiana, the son of Dr. George Karras, a Greek immigrant (from Chios) who graduated from the University of Chicago and got his medical degree in Canada. There, George Karras met and married a Canadian woman, Alex’s mother, Emmeline (née Wilson), a registered nurse. George Karras opened a medical practice in […]

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  • Alex Manoogian

    1901 - 1996

    Alex Manoogian (1901 - 1996)

    Born into an Armenian family in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Izmir, Turkey), Alex Manoogian was 19 when he immigrated to the United States. He was a refugee from the Armenian genocide in the wake of the collapse of the empire during World War I and the rise of the Turkish nationalist movement. Arriving in Bridgeport, Connecticut […]

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  • Alex Mentry

    1847 - 1900

    Alex Mentry (1847 - 1900)

    Oilman, Folk Figure. Born Charles Alexander Mentrier in France in 1846, Alex Mentry came to the Newhall, California area in 1873 to make his fortune. An experienced oil driller in Pennsylvania, Mentry soon landed a job digging wells in the Santa Clarita Valley, north of what would become Los Angeles. In 1875 he formed a […]

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  • Alex North

    1910 - 1991

    Alex North (1910 - 1991)

    Alex North managed to integrate his modernism into typical film music leitmotif structure, rich with themes. One of these became the famous song, “Unchained Melody”. Nominated for fifteen Oscars but unsuccessful each time, North is one of only two film composers to receive the Lifetime Achievement Academy Award, the other being Ennio Morricone. North’s frequent […]

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  • Alex Rocco

    1936 - 2015

    Alex Rocco (1936 - 2015)

    Rocco was born as Alexander Federico Petricone in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1936, but raised in nearby Somerville, the son of Mary (née DiBiase; October 1909–August 1978) and Alessandro Sam Petricone. He was of Italian descent.  According to organized crime turncoat Vincent Teresa, Alex was a hanger-on with the Winter Hill Gang of the Boston area. […]

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  • Alex Sadkin

    1949 - 1987

    Alex Sadkin (1949 - 1987)

    Alex Sadkin (Florida 1949 – 25 July 1987) is best remembered as a record producer in the early 1980s, but actually got his start in the music industry as a saxophonist for the Las Olas Brass in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Sadkin grew up in Fort Lauderdale across the street from Bennett Elementary School, and played saxophone […]

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  • Alex Stewart

    1964 - 2016

    Alex Stewart (1964 - 2016)

    Alex Stewart Born and raised in London, England to Patricia and Alexander Stewart, Alex was one of seven children. When Alex was fifteen the family moved to Jamaica where he attended high school and began to fall in love with sports. He was an all around excellent athlete but primarily enjoyed Rugby and Boxing. He […]

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  • Alex Trebek

    1940 - 2020

    Alex Trebek (1940 - 2020)

    Alex Trebek Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Alex Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy. After his first decision to become a newscaster, he joined the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company), Canada’s premier network in 1961. As he was working, he helped organize national news and covered a variety of […]

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  • Alex Webster

    1931 - 2012

    Alex Webster (1931 - 2012)

    As the son of recent Scottish immigrants James and Alexandrina Webster, Alex Webster grew up in Kearny, New Jersey, where he attended and played high school football at Kearny High School. Webster played a key role on Kearny High School’s football team which won the 1948 New Jersey High School State Championship. In spite of […]

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