• Gert Fröbe

    1913 - 1988

    Gert Fröbe (1913 - 1988)

    Karl Gerhart Fröbe was born in Oberplanitz, today part of Zwickau. He was initially a violinist, but he abandoned it for Kabarett and theatre work. Gert Fröbe joined the Nazi Party in 1929 at the age of 16 and left in 1937. During the Nazi regime, he aided two German Jews by hiding them from the […]

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  • Gertrude Astor

    1887 - 1977

    Gertrude Astor (1887 - 1977)

    Actress. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, November 9, 1877, she began her career playing trombone on riverboats and in vaudeville when she signed a contract with Universal in 1915. She made her screen debut in “Concert” (1921), followed by “Strong Man” (1926) and “The Cat and the Carney” (1927). Her other credits included Laurel and Hardy […]

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  • Gertrude Claire

    1852 - 1928

    Gertrude Claire (1852 - 1928)

    American motion picture actress of the silent era (1910s and 20s). Appeared with actor William S. Hart in the 1925 classic western “Tumbleweeds.” Her crypt is located in an area of Hollywood Forever that has been closed to the public for many years. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

    1857 - 1948

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1857 - 1948)

    Author. Wrote 60 books and millions of words for magazines and newspapers.  Though she hated her existence in San Francisco and the West, she masterfully captured the spirit and romance of Old California before the Americans came.  She originated the serialized biography.  Family links:  Parents:  Gertrude Franklin Uhlhorn (1837 – 1898)  Spouses:  George Henry B […]

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  • Gertrude Kerbis

    1970 - 2016

    Gertrude Kerbis (1970 - 2016)

    Architect. A pioneering figure in American architecture, she achieved national recognition for her distinguishable achievements including the projects, the Dining Hall at the United States Air Force Academy and the Seven Continents Restaurant at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Born Gertrude Mary Lempp, to parents of German and Russian descent, she briefly attended the University of […]

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  • Gertrude Lawrence

    1898 - 1952

    Gertrude Lawrence (1898 - 1952)

    Actress. Born Gertrud Alexandra Dagmar Lawrence Klasen in London, daughter of a struggling Danish singer and character actor who had taken the pseudonym of Arthur Lawrence and Alice, a middle-class English girl with frustrated theatrical aspirations. Gertrude made her stage début as a singing dancer in the pantomime ‘Babes in the Wood’ in Brixton in […]

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  • Gertrude Messinger

    1911 - 1995

    Gertrude Messinger (1911 - 1995)

    American Actress. Born in Spokane, Washington, Gertie began acting as a child, following cousin, actress Mary Kornman, playing roles in silent films. As an adult, she became a prolific actress in many B movies. Between 1934 and 1935, she starred in arguably her biggest movies, with parts in the film Anne of Green Gables with […]

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  • Gertrude Michael

    1911 - 1964

    Gertrude Michael (1911 - 1964)

    Gertrude Michael (June 1, 1911 – December 31, 1964) was an American film, stage and television actress. Born as Lillian Gertrude Michael in Talladega, Alabama, she reportedly graduated from high school at the age of 14. She became a singer on the radio. She attended the University of Alabama and Converse College, Spartanburg, SC. Her childhood […]

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  • Gertrude Niesen

    1911 - 1975

    Gertrude Niesen (1911 - 1975)

    Actress, Singer. Born in New York City, she was a natural singer whom achieved her greatest successes, in music and in movies, during the big-band era. In 1934, she was cast in the Broadway musical “Calling All Stars” followed by “The Ziegfeld Follies” of 1936. During the 1940s, she recorded for Decca records with hits […]

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  • Gertrude Norman

    1851 - 1943

    Gertrude Norman (1851 - 1943)

    American stage and motion picture actress of the 1910s through 1930s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Gertrude Olmsted

    1897 - 1975

    Gertrude Olmsted (1897 - 1975)

    Actress. She appeared in roughly 56 feature films during the 1920s. Raised in Chicago, she went to Hollywood at a young age, and found work in the low budget westerns that were popular at the time. She made her silver screen debut with the 1920 “Tipped Off”, which starred Hoot Gibson, though her first “credited” […]

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  • Ghanshyam das Birla

    1894 - 1983

    Ghanshyam das Birla (1894 - 1983)

    Indian Businessman. He was the wealthiest man in India. Mahatma Ghandi was assassinated in the gardens of his home.

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  • Gia Allemand

    1983 - 2013

    Gia Allemand (1983 - 2013)

    Gia Marie Allemand was born to Eugene and Donna Allemand in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York City, and grew up in the borough of Staten Island and nearby in suburban Long Island, where she graduated from Lindenhurst High School in 2001. Allemand’s parents separated in 1992, later divorcing; Donna Allemand married Tony […]

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  • Gia Scala

    1934 - 1972

    Gia Scala (1934 - 1972)

    Gia Scala was born Josephine Grace Johanna Scoglio in Liverpool, Lancashire, to a Sicilian father, Pietro Scoglio, and an Irish mother, Eileen O’Sullivan. She had one sister, Tina Scala, also an actress. Gia was raised in Messina, and Mili San Marco, Sicily, the latter was upon her grandfather—Natale Scoglio’s estate. He was the largest agriculturist […]

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  • Gian Lorenzo Bernini

    1598 - 1680

    Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 - 1680)

    Artist. A renowned sculptor, he is considered to be the founder of the Baroque style. (bio by: GP)

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  • Gianni Agus

    1917 - 1994

    Gianni Agus (1917 - 1994)

    Actor. Born Giovanni Battista, he is best remembered for his roles where he was partnered with famous actors such as Totò, Peppino De Filippo, Erminio Macario and Vittorio De Sica. He appeared in over 80 films including “I due marescialli”, “Il Federale”, “Totò contro i quattro”, “Le Motorizzate”, and in several television variety shows. Agus […]

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  • Gianni Raimondi

    1923 - 2008

    Gianni Raimondi (1923 - 2008)

    Gianni Raimondi (17 April 1923 – 19 October 2008) was an Italian lyric tenor, particularly associated with the Italian repertory. Born in Bologna, Raimondi studied at the Music Conservatory of his native city with Antonio Melandri, and Gennaro Barra-Caracciolo and in Mantua with Ettore Campogalliani. He made his stage debut in 1947 in Rigoletto at the […]

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  • Gibson Gowland

    1877 - 1951

    Gibson Gowland (1877 - 1951)

    British actor. Among his films: “Greed”(1925), “The Mysterious Island” (1929), and “The Private Life of Don Juan” (1934), “Northwest Passage” (1940), “Going My Way” (1944), and “Gaslight” (1944). (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Gig Young

    1913 - 1978

    Gig Young (1913 - 1978)

    Actor. He took the name “Gig Young” from the character he played in “The Gay Sisters.” His films include “Game of Death,” “Young at Heart,” “The Hindenburg,” “The Elite Killer,” and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They.” His work on television includes “The Rogues.” He shot and killed his fifth wife, German actress Kim Schmidt, after […]

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  • Gil Hill

    1931 - 2016

    Gil Hill (1931 - 2016)

    Gil Hill  Former Detroit City Council president and Detroit police official Gil Hill has died today. Gil Hill passed away at 4:51 p.m. at Sinai Grace Hospital, said hospital spokeswoman Bree Glenn. He was 84. The cause of death was respiratory illness — he had been battling respiratory issues for the last two years, and was admitted to […]

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  • Gil Kane

    1926 - 2000

    Gil Kane (1926 - 2000)

    Gil Kane Innovative comc book artist who sketched Green Lantern, The Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Spiderman. Born Eli Katz in Latvia, his family emigrated to NY in 1929 when he was 3 yrs old. Gil broke into the comic field in 1941 as an assistant in the Jack Binder shop erasing pencils and eventually became […]

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  • Gil Kane

    1926 - 2000

    Gil Kane (1926 - 2000)

    Innovative comc book artist who sketched Green Lantern, The Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Spiderman. Born Eli Katz in Latvia, his family emigrated to NY in 1929 when he was 3 yrs old. Gil broke into the comic field in 1941 as an assistant in the Jack Binder shop erasing pencils and eventually became an inker […]

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  • Gil Noble

    1932 - 2012

    Gil Noble (1932 - 2012)

    In 1962 he got his professional break into broadcast media when he was hired as a part-time announcer at WLIB radio. He began reading and reporting newscasts. Noble joined WABC-TV in July 1967 as a reporter, after reporting on the 1967 Newark riots. Starting in January 1968 he became an anchor of its Saturday and […]

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  • Gilbert Anderson

    1882 - 1971

    Gilbert Anderson (1882 - 1971)

    Actor. He began his career at age 18, as a stage perform in vaudeville and is best known as the first star of the Western film genre. As the character “Bronco Billy”, he was the first silent screen cowboy star appearing in “The Great Train Robbery” (1903). As “Bronco Billy”, he played the first real […]

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  • Gilbert Baker

    1951 - 2017

    Gilbert Baker (1951 - 2017)

    Gilbert Baker (June 2, 1951 – March 31, 2017) was an American artist and gay rights activist who designed the rainbow flag in 1978. Baker’s flag became widely associated with LGBT rights causes, a symbol of pride that became ubiquitous in the decades since its debut. Gilbert Baker was born on June 2, 1951 in Chanute, […]

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  • Gilbert Bécaud

    1927 - 2001

    Gilbert Bécaud (1927 - 2001)

    French singer and master of the romantic song whose best known composition was “What Now, My Love.”  He also wrote “Let It Be Me” for the Everly Brothers and “It Must Be Him” for Vicki Carr. (bio by: Ron Moody) Cause of death: Lung Cancer

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  • Gilbert Emery

    1875 - 1945

    Gilbert Emery (1875 - 1945)

    Actor. Gilbert Emery was the stage name of Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle, an American actor who appeared in over 80 movies from 1921 to his death in 1945. He started out as a short story writer and later wrote plays. From 1899 to 1900 he was an instructor in English and public speaking at Beloit […]

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  • Gilbert Henderson Bates

    1836 - 1917

    Gilbert Henderson Bates (1836 - 1917)

    Folk Figure,  Author. During the Civil War he was a Sergeant in the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery. In 1868 his radical Republican neighbor told him anti-Union feeling meant no representative of the United States was safe in the former Confederacy. Bates, a Democrat, wagered he could walk unscathed through the southern states while carrying an […]

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  • Gilbert Heublein

    1849 - 1937

    Gilbert Heublein (1849 - 1937)

    Business Magnate. Born in Germany, he is credited with introducing the “A-1 Steak Sauce” and “Smirnoff Vodka” into the United States. The son of a restaurateur and hotel owner in Hartford, Connecticut, he and his brother Louis took over the family business in 1890. In 1892 they began bottling the first pre-mixed cocktails that were […]

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  • Gilbert Hilton Scribner

    1831 - 1910

    Gilbert Hilton Scribner (1831 - 1910)

    Hon. Gilbert Hilton Scribner, Lawyer, author and former Secretary of State of New York. Republican member of the New York State Assembly, Westchester Co., first district in 1869 and in 1870 became Secretary of State, which office he held until 1873. Was President of the Belt Line Street Railroad of New York. Was a writer […]

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