• Fred Joseph Scolari

    1922 - 2002

    Fred Joseph Scolari (1922 - 2002)

    Professional Basketball Player. A native of San Francisco, California, he entered the National Basketball Association in 1946. Known as “Freddie” and  “Fat Freddie”, he played the position of Guard for the Washington Capitols from 1946 to 1950, Syracuse Nationals from 1949 to 1952, Baltimore Bullets from 1951 to 1952 (of which he also coached), Fort […]

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  • Fred L. “Freddie” Agabashian

    1913 - 1989

    Fred L. “Freddie” Agabashian (1913 - 1989)

    Auto Race Car Driver. He was an 11-time veteran of the Indianapolis 500 who is best remembered as the winner of the pole position for the 1952 Classic driving the Cummins Diesel Special. After retiring from competition, he assisted Sid Collins as a color commentator for the race for many years. (bio by: Warrick L. […]

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  • Fred MacMurray

    1908 - 1991

    Fred MacMurray (1908 - 1991)

    Fred MacMurray was born in Kankakee, Illinois, the son of Maleta (Martin) and Frederick MacMurray, both natives of Wisconsin. His aunt was vaudeville performer and actress Fay Holderness. When MacMurray was two years old the family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and later settled in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, where his mother had been born in 1880. […]

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  • Fred Milano

    1939 - 2012

    Fred Milano (1939 - 2012)

    Fred Milano Fred Milano, one of the original members of Dion and the Belmonts, who wove his backup tenor tones into the musically seamless harmonies of 1950s and ’60s hits like “A Teenager in Love” and “Where or When,” died on Sunday at a hospital on Long Island. He was 72 and lived in Massapequa, […]

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  • Fred Niblo

    1874 - 1948

    Fred Niblo (1874 - 1948)

    Fred Niblo was born Frederick Liedtke (several sources give “Frederico Nobile”, apparently erroneously) in York, Nebraska, to a French mother and a father who had served as a captain in the American Civil War and was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. Using the stage name, Fred Niblo, Liedtke began his show business career performing […]

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  • Fred Phelps

    1929 - 2014

    Fred Phelps (1929 - 2014)

    Phelps was born in Meridian, Mississippi, the elder of two children to Catherine Idalette Johnston and Fred Wade Phelps. His father was a railroad policeman for the Columbus and Greenville Railway and his mother was a homemaker.  On September 3, 1935, when Phelps was five years old, his mother died of esophageal cancer at the […]

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  • Fred Quimby

    1886 - 1965

    Fred Quimby (1886 - 1965)

    Frederick Clinton “Fred” Quimby (July 31, 1886 – September 16, 1965) was an American cartoon producer, best known as producing Tom and Jerry cartoons, for which he won seven Academy Awards. He was the film sales executive in charge of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, which included Tex Avery, as well as William Hanna and Joseph […]

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  • Fred Rogers

    1928 - 2003

    Fred Rogers (1928 - 2003)

    Educator, Television Show Host. He hosted the educational children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” from 1968 to 2000. His show was watched by millions of children over the years, and was repeatedly hailed by parents and critics for his simple, positive, educational messages. Born Fred McFeely Rogers in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, he was a graduate of Rollins […]

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  • Fred Turner

    1933 - 2013

    Fred Turner (1933 - 2013)

    Fred Turner grew up in Des Moines and Chicago, and graduated from Drake University in 1954. Fred Turner began his career at McDonald’s in 1956 as a grill operator, and quickly rose through the ranks. He was named Operations Vice President in 1958, when the firm had only 34 employees. In that role, he established strict […]

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  • Fred West

    1941 - 1995

    Fred West (1941 - 1995)

    In September 1962, the 21-year-old Fred West became re-acquainted with a former girlfriend, Catherine Costello, who was better known as Rena from her time working as a prostitute. Costello was already pregnant by another man, and she and West married on 17 November before moving to Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Her daughter, Charmaine Carol, was born on […]

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  • Freda Jackson

    1907 - 1990

    Freda Jackson (1907 - 1990)

    Freda Jackson made her stage debut on 1 January 1934, appearing at the Northampton Repertory Theatre in Sweet Lavender. After two years with the resident company there she first appeared in London on 13 July 1936 in The Sacred Flame at the Q Theatre, afterwards touring with Emlyn Williams in Williams’ play Night Must Fall. […]

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  • Freda Maud Jackson

    1907 - 1990

    Freda Maud Jackson (1907 - 1990)

    British Actress. Best known for her stage and film appearances from 1934 to 1981. After studying at High Pavement School and the University College, she became a school teacher but gave up her career to study acting at the Royal College of Art, in London. In total, she appeared in 62 major stage roles and […]

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  • Freddie Bartholomew

    1924 - 1992

    Freddie Bartholomew (1924 - 1992)

    Actor. Born Frederick Llewellyn March, as an infant he was handed into the care of his aunt, Millicent Bartholomew, by his disinterested parents. By the age of three, he had made his film debut, appearing in the British productions ‘Fascination’ in 1930 and ‘Lily Christine’ in 1932. In 1934 he and his aunt traveled to […]

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  • Freddie Bell

    1931 - 2008

    Freddie Bell (1931 - 2008)

    Ferdinando Dominick Bello, known as Freddie Bell, (September 29, 1931 – February 10, 2008), was an American musician, whose group, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys, were influential in the development of rock and roll in the 1950s. He was a prominent performer with the group on the Las Vegas Strip in the 1950s and 1960s, […]

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  • Freddie Francis

    1917 - 2007

    Freddie Francis (1917 - 2007)

    Born in Islington in London, England, Freddie Francis was originally on the way to a career in engineering. At school, a piece he wrote about films of the future won him a scholarship to the North West London Polytechnic in Kentish Town. He left school at age 16, becoming an apprentice to a stills photographer […]

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  • Freddie Frinton

    1911 - 1968

    Freddie Frinton (1911 - 1968)

    Actor. Born Frederick Bittener in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, on the East coast of England, his first job was in a fish processing plant, but he was fired for spending too much time entertaining his workmates. He then changed his name to Freddie Frinton, after the seaside resort of that name, and enjoyed modest success in the […]

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  • Freddie Hart

    1926 - 2018

    Freddie Hart (1926 - 2018)

    Freddie Hart Freddie Hart, who rose to national stardom on the heels of the classic “Easy Loving,” passed away Saturday morning (Oct. 27) in Burbank, Calif. His publicist, Scott Wikle, confirmed his death on Hart’s Facebook page. He was 91. Born Frederick Segrest on December 21, 1926 in Loachapoka, Ala., he learned the guitar at age […]

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  • Freddie Hubbard

    1938 - 2008

    Freddie Hubbard (1938 - 2008)

    In December 1960, Freddie Hubbard was invited to play on Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz after Coleman had heard him performing with Don Cherry. Then in May 1961, Hubbard played on Olé Coltrane, John Coltrane’s final recording session for Atlantic Records. Together with Eric Dolphy, Hubbard was the only sideman who appeared on both Olé and Africa/Brass, […]

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  • Freddie Prinze

    1954 - 1977

    Freddie Prinze (1954 - 1977)

    Freddie Prinze Freddie Prinze was born Frederick Karl Pruetzel in New York City, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother, Aurea Elena Ruiz, and a German immigrant father, Edward Karl Pruetzel. Freddie grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City. As a chubby child, he was often bullied, but was quite creative […]

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  • Freddie Woodruff

    1947 - 1993

    Freddie Woodruff (1947 - 1993)

    Freddie Woodruff (September 14, 1947 — August 8, 1993) was a regional affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilsi, Georgia. Earlier in his career he had been posted under diplomatic cover to Berlin, the consulate in Leningrad and in the early 1980s to Ankara followed by a stint in Ethiopia 1987. Woodruff has been widely […]

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  • Freddy Fender

    1937 - 2006

    Freddy Fender (1937 - 2006)

    Freddy Fender Country Singer, Musician. Born Baldemar Huerta Spouse Evangelina (Vangie) Huerta, his best known hit song was “Before the Next Teardrop Falls,” a No. 1 hit on both Billboard magazine’s country and Hot 100 charts in 1975. The song sold one million copies and was awarded the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year […]

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  • Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

    1834 - 1904

    Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834 - 1904)

    French sculptor renowned for his monumental works, the most famous being the Statue of Liberty.  Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was born at Colmar, in Alsace, France, on April 2, 1834. At first he studied painting, but soon abandoned it for sculpture under the influence of the Parisian, Jean Francois Soitoux, working from the very first on […]

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  • Frédéric Back

    1924 - 2013

    Frédéric Back (1924 - 2013)

    Film Animator. He was a Canadian artist and director, world renowned for his short animated films. In 1952, he began his career as an illustrator in the graphics department of Radio-Canada’s first-ever television station. Branching from television illustrations to directing short animated films, he produced his first animation short, “Abracadabra” in 1970. Over the next […]

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  • Frederic Chopin

    1810 - 1849

    Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849)

    Frederic Chopin Frédéric François Chopin (22 February or 1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, who wrote primarily for the solo piano. He gained and has maintained renown worldwide as one of the leading musicians of his era, whose “poetic […]

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  • Frederic Dannay

    1905 - 1982

    Frederic Dannay (1905 - 1982)

    Author. Co-creator with his cousin, Manfred B. Lee, of the very popular detective series, “Ellery Queen.” The detective series was published from 1929 to 1969, it consisted of 35 novels and 7 short stories. The Ellery Queen series was also made into a television series and a long-running radio program.

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  • Frederic Edwin Church

    1826 - 1900

    Frederic Edwin Church (1826 - 1900)

    Artist. Specialized in, and is most famous for, painting realistic tropical landscapes. Some of his works are “Cotopaxi” (1854), “The Heart of the Andes” (1859), “Aurora Borealis” (1865) and “Aegean Sea” (1871). “Cotopaxi” presently hangs in the New York City Public Libraries Gallery, and “Aegean Sea” is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (bio by: […]

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  • Frederic Edwin Church

    1826 - 1900

    Frederic Edwin Church (1826 - 1900)

    Artist. Specialized in, and is most famous for, painting realistic tropical landscapes. Some of his works are “Cotopaxi” (1854), “The Heart of the Andes” (1859), “Aurora Borealis” (1865) and “Aegean Sea” (1871). “Cotopaxi” presently hangs in the New York City Public Libraries Gallery, and “Aegean Sea” is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (bio by: […]

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  • Frederic Franklin

    1914 - 2013

    Frederic Franklin (1914 - 2013)

    Born in Liverpool, England, Frederic Franklin claimed that on seeing Peter Pan, his only thought was to go on the stage. He began his career in 1931 at the Casino de Paris with Josephine Baker, briefly danced with the Vic-Wells (early Royal Ballet) and joined the Markova-Dolin Ballet in 1935. Three years later, Franklin became […]

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  • Frederick Aiken

    1832 - 1878

    Frederick Aiken (1832 - 1878)

    Information on Aiken’s early life is largely unknown; his date of birth, city of birth, and even his full name varies depending on source. His official birth records, as well as the 1840 and 1850 census records, indicate that he was born Frederick Augustus Aiken on September 20, 1832, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Susan (née […]

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  • Frederick Argyle Aiken

    1832 - 1878

    Frederick Argyle Aiken (1832 - 1878)

    Lincoln Assassination Trial Attorney. A Massachusetts native he moved with his parents to Hardwick, Vermont when he was ten years old. As a young man he studied at Middlebury College from 1855 to 1857. Drawn to journalism he became the editor of the “Burlington Sentinel”. After he married Sarah Olivia Weston (1846-1900), daughter of Judge […]

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