• Tom Dugan

    1884 - 1955

    Tom Dugan (1884 - 1955)

    Actor. Irish-born, deadpan comic character player of American films. He is best remembered for the classic “To Be or Not to Be” (1942), as Bronski, a ham actor in occupied Poland whose clench-jawed impersonation of Hitler outwits the Gestapo. Dugan went on to a secondary career playing Der Fuhrer for the rest of the World […]

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  • Tom Evans

    1947 - 1983

    Tom Evans (1947 - 1983)

    In July 1967, the Iveys (Pete Ham, Ron Griffiths, Mike Gibbins and Dave Jenkins) went to Liverpool at the suggestion of their manager, Bill Collins, to recruit a replacement for Dave Jenkins, their rhythm guitarist and frontman. They discovered Tom Evans singing with Them Calderstones and invited him to London to audition for the band. […]

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  • Tom Ewell

    1909 - 1994

    Tom Ewell (1909 - 1994)

    Ewell was born Samuel Yewell Tompkins in Owensboro, Kentucky. His family expected him to follow in their footsteps as lawyers or whiskey and tobacco dealers but Ewell decided to pursue acting instead. Ewell began acting in summer stock in 1928 with Don Ameche, before moving to New York City in 1931. He enrolled in the […]

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  • Tom Falk

    1937 - 2003

    Tom Falk (1937 - 2003)

    Actor, he is best remembered for his performances in “M*A*S*H” (1970) and “Westworld” (1973), in which he always lent the films that extra personal dimension.   Actively acting in the 1960s and 1970s, he played the sargeant in Doris Day’s TV series first season episode “The Fly Boy” (1969). He discovered his love for acting […]

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  • Tom Foley

    1929 - 2013

    Tom Foley (1929 - 2013)

    Foley was born in Spokane, Washington, the son of Helen Marie (née Higgins), a school teacher, and Ralph E. Foley, a Superior Court Judge. He was of Irish Catholic descent. In 1946, he graduated from the Jesuit-run Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane. He went on to attend Gonzaga University in Spokane and the University of […]

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  • Tom Foy

    1970 - 1917

    Tom Foy (1970 - 1917)

    Music Hall Performer. Born in Manchester, England he served an apprenticeship as a sign painter. Apparently bored, he joined a traveling circus as a scenery artist and clown. He made his first music hall appearance as a lightning cartoonist. His music hall career progressed to comedian to song and dance man. He was famous for […]

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  • Tom Gallery

    1898 - 1993

    Tom Gallery (1898 - 1993)

    American silent-screen actor. He was married throughout the 1920s to actress Zasu Pitts. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Michael J Gallery (1865 – 1928)  Annie Agnes Considine Gallery (1870 – 1951)  Spouses:  Lillian Fette Gallery (1912 – 1997)*  ZaSu Pitts (1894 – 1963)*  Children:  ZaSu Anne Gallery Reynolds (1922 – 1994)*  Donald Michael […]

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  • Tom Gilson

    1934 - 1962

    Tom Gilson (1934 - 1962)

    American motion picture and television actor of the 1950s and 60s. Appeared with Paul Newman in the 1958 comedy “Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!” (bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Homicide

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  • Tom Gola

    1933 - 2014

    Tom Gola (1933 - 2014)

    Tom Gola was one of the most talented collegiate athletes in Philadelphia sports history. He came to national attention while playing for the hometown La Salle University Explorers men’s basketball team. Gola starred as a college freshman and led La Salle to the 1952 N.I.T. championship. Gola paced the Explorers to the NCAA basketball championship in […]

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  • Tom Graham

    1950 - 2017

    Tom Graham (1950 - 2017)

    Thomas Lawrence Graham (April 15, 1950 – May 30, 2017) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League. From 1972 until 1978, he played for the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Diego Chargers, and the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at the University of Oregon. From 1969-71, linebacker Tom […]

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  • Tom Laughlin

    1931 - 2013

    Tom Laughlin (1931 - 2013)

    Laughlin was born in Minneapolis, and reared in Milwaukee, where he attended Washington High School. While in high school, he was involved in an athletic controversy that made headlines throughout the city. The controversy involved Laughlin being forced to attend another school for a brief period, making him ineligible to play football at his previous […]

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  • Tom Lysiak

    1953 - 2016

    Tom Lysiak (1953 - 2016)

    Tom Lysiak joined the Flames for the 1973–74 NHL season, just the second year for the franchise, and scored a team-high 64 points. He helped the team to its first playoff berth and finished second in the voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy (top rookie). Lysiak led the Flames in scoring in each of his five […]

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  • Tom May

    1883 - 1968

    Tom May (1883 - 1968)

    Founder of May Company Department stores.  Family links:  Parents:  Morton J. May (1881 – 1968)  Florence Goldman May (1884 – 1938)  Spouse:  Anita Kay Keiler May (1891 – 1976)*  Children:  Blanche Rose May Selden (1916 – 1943)*  Siblings:  Tom May (1883 – 1968)  Sarah Jane May Waldheim (1911 – 2004)*  Morton D May (1914 – […]

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  • Tom May

    1883 - 1968

    Tom May (1883 - 1968)

    Founder of May Company Department stores.  Family links:  Parents:  Morton J. May (1881 – 1968)  Florence Goldman May (1884 – 1938)  Spouse:  Anita Kay Keiler May (1891 – 1976)*  Children:  Blanche Rose May Selden (1916 – 1943)*  Siblings:  Tom May (1883 – 1968)  Sarah Jane May Waldheim (1911 – 2004)*  Morton D May (1914 – […]

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  • Tom McHale

    1963 - 2008

    Tom McHale (1963 - 2008)

    Tom McHale was an American offensive guard in the National Football League. During his career he played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987–92), Philadelphia Eagles (1993–94) and Miami Dolphins (1995). Born in Gaithersburg, Maryland, he attended Gaithersburg High School and then Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania before playing college football at Maryland (1983) and Cornell […]

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  • Tom Mix

    1880 - 1940

    Tom Mix (1880 - 1940)

    Tom Mix On October 12,1940, cowboy-movie star Tom Mix is killed when he loses control of his speeding Cord Phaeton convertible and rolls into a dry wash (now called the Tom Mix Wash) near Florence, Arizona. He was 60 years old. Today, visitors to the site of the accident can see a 2-foot–tall iron statue […]

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  • Tom Neal

    1914 - 1972

    Tom Neal (1914 - 1972)

    Born in Evanston, Illinois, Tom Neal was one of three children born to banker Thomas, Sr. and Mayme Neal (née Martin). He had two older sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Dorothy Helen. His great uncle was John Drew. Neal and his sisters were raised in a spacious ten-room home in Chicago. He attended Lake Forest Academy […]

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  • Tom Perry

    1922 - 2015

    Tom Perry (1922 - 2015)

    Tom Perry was born in Logan, Utah, to Leslie Thomas Perry and his wife, Elsie Nora Sonne. Perry, Utah is named for Perry’s ancestor, Gustavus Adolphus Perry and his family, who were among the first settlers in that area. From the time of Perry’s birth until he was eighteen, his father was bishop of their LDS […]

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  • Tom Petty

    1950 - 2017

    Tom Petty (1950 - 2017)

    Tom Petty Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose of several medications, a news release from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner said Friday. Tom Petty, 66, had suffered several ailments before his October 2 death. “Despite this painful injury he insisted on keeping his commitment to his fans and he toured for 53 dates […]

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  • Tom Poston

    1921 - 2007

    Tom Poston (1921 - 2007)

    Poston was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of George and Margaret Poston; his father was a liquor salesman and dairy chemist. After completing high school, Tom Poston attended Bethany College in West Virginia, but did not graduate. While there, he joined Sigma Nu Fraternity. He joined the United States Army Air Forces in 1941. Accepted […]

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  • Tom Pryce

    1949 - 1977

    Tom Pryce (1949 - 1977)

    Thomas Maldwyn Pryce (11 June 1949 – 5 March 1977) was a British racing driver from Wales,[1][2] famous for winning the Brands Hatch Race of Champions, a non-championship Formula One race, in 1975 and for the circumstances surrounding his death. Pryce is the only Welsh driver to have won a Formula One race and is […]

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  • Tom Reddin

    1916 - 2004

    Tom Reddin (1916 - 2004)

    Former Los Angeles Police Chief. He began his LAPD career in 1941 and was chief from February 1967 to May 1969. He was at the helm in 1967, when police clashed violently with thousands of anti-war protesters who gathered outside the Century Plaza Hotel, where President Lyndon Johnson was being honored. On June 5, 1968, […]

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  • Tom Tresh

    1938 - 2008

    Tom Tresh (1938 - 2008)

    Born in Detroit, Michigan, Tom Tresh graduated from Allen Park High School. He then attended Central Michigan University. While Tresh played a majority of his games in the outfield, he opened the 1962 season for the Yankees at shortstop, filling in for Tony Kubek who was performing military service. Not until Derek Jeter in 1996 […]

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  • Tom Tryon

    1926 - 1991

    Tom Tryon (1926 - 1991)

    Thomas Tryon was born on January 14, 1926, in Hartford, Connecticut, as the son of Arthur Lane Tryon, a clothier and owner of Stackpole, Moore & Tryon. (He is often erroneously identified as the son of silent screen actor Glenn Tryon.)  He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific from 1943–1946 during and after […]

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  • Tom Villard

    1953 - 1994

    Tom Villard (1953 - 1994)

    Villard was born in Waipahu, Hawaii and grew up in Spencerport, New York, the son of Diane Ruth (MacNaughton), a teacher of the emotionally handicapped, and Ronald Louis Villard, a photochemical engineer. He attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, before moving to New York City to attend the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and […]

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  • Tom Wicker

    1927 - 2011

    Tom Wicker (1927 - 2011)

    Wicker was born in Hamlet, North Carolina. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina. He won a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 1957. In 1993, he returned to Harvard, where he was a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government. He died from an apparent heart attack, on November 25, 2011. […]

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  • Tomás Blanco

    1910 - 1990

    Tomás Blanco (1910 - 1990)

    Actor. He was born in Bilbao (Vizcaya, País Vasco) and died in Madrid. He began his career on stage in 1933. He triumphed in the play Nuestra Natacha in 1935. After the Spanish Civil War, he entered in cinema where worked over 40 years. Among his films Mariona Rebull (1946), Nada (1947), Las Aguas Bajan […]

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  • Tomasso Gagliano

    1884 - 1951

    Tomasso Gagliano (1884 - 1951)

    Organized Crime Figure. He took control of the Reina Mafia Family in New York City following the murder of Bonaventura Pinzolo during the Castellammare War. Gagliano’s Family was based in the Bronx. He died of natural causes in 1951. Following his death Thomas Luchese became boss of the Family, which still bears Luchese’s name.

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  • Tomi Taira

    1928 - 2015

    Tomi Taira (1928 - 2015)

    Japanese Actress. Taira was a prominent actress who had a long career in film, television, and on the theatrical stage. After graduating from elementary school, she joined a theater troupe and from then on, continued performing in various productions through the years.  Taira later went into acting in both the big screen and television, appearing […]

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  • Tomiji Hirano

    1970 - 1970

    Tomiji Hirano (1970 - 1970)

    Hirano was a trusted pupil of Shozo Motoki, “The Gutenberg of Japan,” who had created the first Japanese typesetting system and founded the Tsukiji Type Foundry. When Motoki decided to step down, he left the business in the hands of Hirano. In 1872, Hirano attempted to revive the company by moving it to Tokyo, which […]

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