• Marika Rivera

    1919 - 2010

    Marika Rivera (1919 - 2010)

    Dancer, Actress. Following a successful ballet and stage career she earned praise in British movies. Raised in Paris, she was the child of noted Mexican painter Diego Rivera and one of his mistresses, Russian artist Marevna Vorobieff. Rivera never officially claimed her as his daughter, and when he abandoned his family in 1921 Marevna was […]

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  • Marika Rökk

    1913 - 2004

    Marika Rökk (1913 - 2004)

    Marie Karoline Rökk was born in 1913 in Cairo, Egypt, as the daughter of Hungarian architect and contractor Eduard Rökk and his wife Maria Karoline Charlotte née Karoly. She spent her childhood in Budapest, but in 1924 her family moved to Paris. Here she learned to dance and starred with the Hoffmann Girls at the […]

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  • Marília Pêra

    1943 - 2015

    Marília Pêra (1943 - 2015)

    Marília Soares Pêra (Marilia Pera da Graça Mello, after she married), was born on January 22, 1943 in the neighborhood of Rio Comprido, in Rio de Janeiro. From 14 to 21 years, works as a dancer in musicals and revue as Minha Querida Lady (1962), starring Bibi Ferreira, and O Teu Cabelo Não Nega (1963) biography […]

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  • Marilyn

    1926 - 1962

    Marilyn (1926 - 1962)

    Actress. In a career that spanned 16 years, with no acting experience and through the promotion of her sex symbol image, Marilyn became  a Hollywood media star and a legend while making 29 movies. She was born in Los Angeles at General Hospital to unmarried Gladys Pearl Monroe Baker.  Her father was Charles Stanley Gifford, […]

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  • Marilyn Monroe

    1926 - 1962

    Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)

    Marilyn Monroe Actress. In a career that spanned 16 years, with no acting experience and through the promotion of her sex symbol image, Marilyn became a Hollywood media star and a legend while making 29 movies. She was born in Los Angeles at General Hospital to unmarried Gladys Pearl Monroe Baker. Her father was Charles […]

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  • Marilyn Burns

    1950 - 2014

    Marilyn Burns (1950 - 2014)

    American Actress. Burns, who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Drama, made her first film appearance in the Robert Altman movie ‘Brewster McCloud’ (1970). She appeared in small parts in other films, but her breakout came in 1974 when she landed the lead role of Sally Hardesty in Tobe […]

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  • Marilyn Burns

    1949 - 2014

    Marilyn Burns (1949 - 2014)

    Marilyn Burns Marilyn Burns (May 7, 1949 – August 5, 2014) was an American actress, best known for her roles in Tobe Hooper’s cult horror films The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), and Eaten Alive (1977). She is also known for portraying Linda Kasabian in the three-time Emmy-nominated miniseries Helter Skelter (1976). Early life and […]

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  • Marilyn Chambers

    1952 - 2009

    Marilyn Chambers (1952 - 2009)

    Born Marilyn Ann Briggs in Providence, Rhode Island, Chambers was raised in Westport, Connecticut, in a middle-class household. It is often reported that she was born in Westport; however, in a 2007 interview Chambers confirmed she was born in Providence but grew up in Westport. Her father was in advertising and her mother was a […]

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  • Marilyn Cooper

    1934 - 2009

    Marilyn Cooper (1934 - 2009)

    Actress. Known primarily for comedic character roles, she appeared on Broadway for nearly 40 years, and won a Tony Award in 1981. Raised in New York City, Cooper was inspired to persue a career in show business by her aunt, singer Belle Baker, and made her Broadway debut in the chorus of the 1956 “Mr. […]

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  • Marilyn Hall

    1927 - 2017

    Marilyn Hall (1927 - 2017)

    Marilyn Hall began her career in radio for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She subsequently became a songwriter; her song “Is It Possible That I’ve Been Gone So Long” was recorded by Hildegarde. She was a television writer for Love, American Style and Lights, Camera, Monty! She was an associate producer of Jelly’s Last Jam and […]

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  • Marilyn Harris

    1924 - 1999

    Marilyn Harris (1924 - 1999)

    Actress. Fondly remembered for her role as Little Maria, the ‘flower girl’ who befriends Frankenstein’s monster (meeting her demise moments later) in the 1931 classic horror film, “Frankenstein.” She appeared in several more motion pictures throughout the 1930s and ’40s. (bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart failure and cancer

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  • Marilyn Lois Johnson

    1922 - 1960

    Marilyn Lois Johnson (1922 - 1960)

    Actress.  Second wife of actor Forrest Tucker. Acted in such movies as “The Racket Man” in 1944, “Tonight and Every Night,” “Wife Decoy,” “Ten Cents a Dance,” “The Blonde From Brooklyn,” “Boston Blackie’s Rendezvous,” “Over 21” all in 1945.  Last film role was in 1951 in the film “Two Tickets to Broadway.”  She was last […]

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  • Marilyn Maxwell

    1921 - 1972

    Marilyn Maxwell (1921 - 1972)

    Marilyn Maxwell was a native of Clarinda, Iowa. She started her professional entertaining career as a radio singer while still a teenager before signing with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1942 as a contract player. Among the programs in which she appeared were Beat the Band and The Abbott and Costello Show. The head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer, […]

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  • Marilyn Miller

    1898 - 1936

    Marilyn Miller (1898 - 1936)

    Marilyn Miller appeared for the Shuberts in the 1914 and 1915 editions of The Passing Show, a Broadway revue at the Winter Garden Theatre, as well as in The Show of Wonders (1916) and Fancy Free (1918). But it was Florenz Ziegfeld who made her a star after she performed in his Ziegfeld Follies of […]

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  • Marilyn Monroe

    1926 - 1962

    Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)

    Actress. In a career that spanned 16 years, with no acting experience and through the promotion of her sex symbol image, Marilyn became  a Hollywood media star and a legend while making 29 movies. She was born in Los Angeles at General Hospital to unmarried Gladys Pearl Monroe Baker.  Her father was Charles Stanley Gifford, […]

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  • Marin Turcott

    1890 - 1971

    Marin Turcott (1890 - 1971)

    Actress.  Family links:  Children:  Mattie J. Mizell (1848 – 1926)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Marina Grigorjevna Golub

    1957 - 2012

    Marina Grigorjevna Golub (1957 - 2012)

    Actress, Television Hostess.

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  • Marina von Ditmar

    1914 - 2014

    Marina von Ditmar (1914 - 2014)

    German stage and movie actress of the 1930’s and 1940’s. She studied acting under Lucie Höflich and Ilka Grüning. Her fist roles she played at the “Schauspielhaus Bremen” and the “Altes Theater Leipzig”. In 1937 she started with the ensemble at the “Volksbühne Berlin”. By 1940 she was a permanent actress at this theater in […]

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  • Marino Cenna

    1935 - 2003

    Marino Cenna (1935 - 2003)

    Actor. Born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, he was an Italian character performer best remembered for his role as Canio in the movie “Everybody’s Fine” (1990). His other film credits included “In the Name of the Father” (1971), “Una vita venduta” (1976), “Padre padron” (1977), “A Leap in the Dark” (1980) and “La posta in gioco” […]

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  • Mario Bava

    1914 - 1980

    Mario Bava (1914 - 1980)

    Italian Film Director and Screenwriter. He is considered the master of Italian horror cinema. He directed 72 films, including The Mask of Satan (1960) and Kill, Baby, Kill (1966). He became known for creating special effects and cinematographic tricks in an age when digital effects did not yet exist. (bio by: Ruggero)

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  • Mario Benedetti

    1920 - 2009

    Mario Benedetti (1920 - 2009)

    Mario Benedetti was born in Paso de los Toros in the department of Tacuarembó to Brenno Benedetti (pharmaceutical and chemical winemaker) and Matilde Farrugia, a family of Italian descent. Mario completed six years of primary school at the Deutsche Schule in Montevideo, where he also learned German, which allowed him later to be the first […]

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  • Mario Cabré

    1916 - 1990

    Mario Cabré (1916 - 1990)

    Actor, Author, Bullfighter. Born Mario Cabré i Esteve in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, he was the member of a family of artists. He published poetry throughout his life and won the Ciudad de Barcelona Award for his book “Maramor”.  But he is best remembered as an actor and bullfighter. In 1943 he debuted in the bullring […]

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  • Mario Carotenuto

    1915 - 1995

    Mario Carotenuto (1915 - 1995)

    Italian Actor. Among his films are “Pane, Amore e…” (1955), “Il Segreto Delle Rose” (1958), “Pan, Amor y… Andalucía” (1959), “Il Mattatore” (1960), “Satyricon” (1968), “Boccaccio” (1972) and “Romanzo di un Giovane Povero” (1995), his last film. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Mario Castiglione

    1970 - 2000

    Mario Castiglione (1970 - 2000)

    Movie, television and stage actor. Best remembered for his marriage with the famed dancer and actress Moria Casán. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Mario De Sá Carneiro

    1890 - 1916

    Mario De Sá Carneiro (1890 - 1916)

    Noted Poet. One of the most talented poets of the 20th Century. He was born in Lisbon and died in Paris during World War I. His remains are now lost, but his poetry lives on. (bio by: Steph)

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  • Mario Del Monaco

    1915 - 1982

    Mario Del Monaco (1915 - 1982)

    Mario Del Monaco was born in Florence to a musical upper-class family. As a young boy he studied the violin but had a passion for singing. He graduated from the Rossini Conservatory at Pesaro, where he first met and sang with Renata Tebaldi, with whom he would form something of an operatic dream team of […]

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  • Mario Lanza

    1921 - 1959

    Mario Lanza (1921 - 1959)

    Mario Lanza First singer to earn Gold Records (over 1 million copies sold) in both classical and pop categories. Born Alfred Arnold Cocozza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he left high school early to work in his uncle’s grocery store, until he auditioned for a music scholarship in 1942. During World War II, he was drafted […]

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  • Mario Monicelli

    1915 - 2010

    Mario Monicelli (1915 - 2010)

    Mario Monicelli was born in Viareggio in Tuscany and was the youngest son of the journalist Tommaso Monicelli. His older brother Giorgio worked as writer and translator. Another older brother, Franco, was a journalist. He attended studies in the local lyceum, and entered into the film world through his friendship with Giacomo Forzano, son of the […]

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  • Mario Paul Perillo

    1926 - 2003

    Mario Paul Perillo (1926 - 2003)

    Businessman. He was the owner of Perillo Tours, on of the largest tour companies in the United States. He specilaixed in tours of Italy and became know as Mr Italy. He was also known for his humorous television commercials (bio by: Erik Lander)

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  • Marion Agnes Land Rookes Booth

    1843 - 1910

    Marion Agnes Land Rookes Booth (1843 - 1910)

    Actress. Performing as Agnes Booth through most of her career during the late 19th century, she was one of the most renowned stage actresses of her time. She emigrated to the United States in 1858 and first performed in San Francisco at age 12 as a child dancer. At age 16, she married Harry Perry […]

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