• Amelia De La Torre

    1905 - 1987

    Amelia De La Torre (1905 - 1987)

    Noted Spanish stage and screen actress. She make her debut on stage at the age of 20. In the 1950s, she triumphed in plays such as “El Jardín de los Cerezos,” “Dulce Pájaro de Juventud” and “Madre Coraje.” She also appeared in the films “Plácido” (1961), “La Celestina” (1968), and “La Vaquilla” (1985). She was […]

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  • Amelia Dyer

    1837 - 1896

    Amelia Dyer (1837 - 1896)

    Unlike many of her generation, Dyer was not the product of grinding poverty. She was born the youngest of five (with three brothers, Thomas, James and William, and a sister, Ann) in the small village of Pyle Marsh, just east of Bristol (now part of Bristol’s urban sprawl known as Pile Marsh), the daughter of […]

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  • Amelia Earhart

    1897 - 1937

    Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937)

    Amelia Earhart Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑrt/; July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying […]

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  • Amelia Jenks Bloomer

    1818 - 1894

    Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818 - 1894)

    Amelia Bloomer was born in 1818 in Homer, New York. Bloomer came from a family of modest means and received only a few years of formal education in the local district school. After a brief stint as a school teacher at the age of 17, she decided to relocate, and moved in with her newly […]

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  • America Chedister

    1895 - 1975

    America Chedister (1895 - 1975)

    Actress. She appeared on the silent screen in films such as Scrambled Wives (1921), Dawn of the East (1921), and Sea Raiders (1922). She was married to film director and writer Edward H. Griffith. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Edward H. Griffith (1888 – 1975)* *Calculated relationship

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  • America Chedister

    1895 - 1975

    America Chedister (1895 - 1975)

    Actress. She appeared on the silent screen in films such as Scrambled Wives (1921), Dawn of the East (1921), and Sea Raiders (1922). She was married to film director and writer Edward H. Griffith. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Edward H. Griffith (1888 – 1975)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Amha Selassie

    1916 - 1997

    Amha Selassie (1916 - 1997)

    Amha Selassie became Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen of Ethiopia when his father was crowned Emperor on 2 November 1930. Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen was granted the title of Meridazmach and the province (former kingdom) of Wollo to rule as his fief. He was married to Princess Wolete Israel Seyoum, great-granddaughter of Emperor Yohannis IV, and […]

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  • Amina Rizk

    1913 - 2003

    Amina Rizk (1913 - 2003)

    Actress. Rizk who was born in Egypt on April 10, 1913, was considered an Egyptian film icon. She appeared in the films, “Ard El Ahlam” (1993), “The Water-Carrier Is Dead” (1977), “Kandil Om Hashem” (1968), “Love In The Shadows” (1953), “Angels In Hell” (1947), “The Hand Of God” (1946), “Les Miserables” (1944), “Who Is The […]

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  • Amiri Baraka

    1934 - 2014

    Amiri Baraka (1934 - 2014)

    Poet and Playwright. Born Everett Leroy (later LeRoi) Jones, he adopted the Muslim name Imamu Amear Baraka (later changed to Amiri Baraka) in 1967. A writer on the edges of the Beat Movement and a follower of Malcolm X during the black liberation movement, Baraka was both influential and controversial. Through his poetry, plays, and […]

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  • Amo Ingraham

    1909 - 1983

    Amo Ingraham (1909 - 1983)

    Actress, Dancer. She appeared in films from the late 1920s through the early 1940s. She was born in New York City to popular composer Herbert Ingraham and his wife Frankie Campbell. She played small parts, often as a chorus girl, in the following films: “Chasing Husbands” (1928), “The Wild Party” (1929), “Palmy Days” (1931), “Night […]

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  • Amos “Butch” Arbour

    1895 - 1943

    Amos “Butch” Arbour (1895 - 1943)

    Professional Hockey Player. A native of Victoria Mines, Ontario, Arbour played the position of Left Wing for teams in the NHL, OHA-Jr, NHA, and the St-Cup hockey leagues. At 5’08, and 160lbs, Arbour played for the Victoria Harbour Station from 1914 to 1915, Montreal Canadiens from 1915 to 1916, 1918 to 1921, Toronto 228th Battalion […]

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  • Amos Kendall

    1789 - 1869

    Amos Kendall (1789 - 1869)

    Amos Kendall (August 16, 1789 – November 12, 1869) was an American lawyer, journalist and politician. He rose to prominence as editor-in-chief of the Argus of Western America, an influential newspaper in Frankfort, the capital of the U.S. state of Kentucky. He used his newspaper, writing skills, and extensive political contacts to build the Democratic […]

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  • Amparo Guillén

    1970 - 1915

    Amparo Guillén (1970 - 1915)

    Spanish Stage Actress. She was born and died in El Cabanyal (Valencia). She debuted in Madrid in the Novedades Theater. She triumphed on stage in early twentieth century. She appeared in “La Escalinata de un Trono,” “El Místico,” “La Tosca,” “Los Amantes de Teruel” and “Don Álvaro o la Fuerza del Sino.” She released the […]

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  • Amrish Puri

    1932 - 2005

    Amrish Puri (1932 - 2005)

    Amrish Puri was born in Lahore in then British India to a Punjabi-speaking family of Lala Nihal Singh Puri and Mst Ved Kaur. He had four siblings, elder brothers Chaman Puri and Madan Puri (both of whom also became actors), elder sister Chandrakanta, and a younger brother, Harish Puri. He later moved to Shimla and […]

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  • Amy Archer-Gilligan

    1868 - 1962

    Amy Archer-Gilligan (1868 - 1962)

    Amy Archer-Gilligan was born in October 1873 to James Duggan and Mary Kennedy in Milton, Connecticut, the eighth of ten children. She was taught at the Milton School and went to the New Britain Normal School in 1890. Amy married James Archer in 1897. A daughter, Mary J. Archer, was born in December 1897. The Archers […]

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  • Amy I. “Lefty” Applegren

    1926 - 2011

    Amy I. “Lefty” Applegren (1926 - 2011)

    Professional Baseball Player. A pitcher and first baseman, she played for 10 years in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Raised in Peoria, she manifested her athletic talent early, playing organized softball at 11. Following her high school graduation Amy tried out for the AAGPBL and was assigned to the Rockford Peaches for whom […]

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  • Amy Winehouse

    1983 - 2011

    Amy Winehouse (1983 - 2011)

    Amy Winehouse was born in Chase Farm Hospital in north London, to Jewish parents. Her father, Mitchell “Mitch” Winehouse, was a window panel installer then a taxi driver; her mother, Janis Winehouse (née Seaton), a pharmacist. Amy had an older brother, Alex (born 1979), and the family lived in London’s Southgate area.  Part of her […]

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  • Amzie Strickland

    1919 - 2006

    Amzie Strickland (1919 - 2006)

    Actress. Best remembered as “Miss Rosemary” on the first season of “The Andy Griffith Show.” Her career spanned over 50 years. She appeared in 650 TV guest-starring roles, 24 films, 3,000 radio shows, and countless commercials.  She retired in 2001. (bio by: The Perplexed Historian)  Family links:  Spouse:  Frank Behrens (1919 – 1986)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Ana Bertha Lepe

    1933 - 2013

    Ana Bertha Lepe (1933 - 2013)

    Beauty Queen, Actress. An early participant in the Miss Universe Pageant, she is remembered as a longtime star of the Mexican big and small screens. Born Ana Bertha Lepe Jiminez, she had show business ambitions from a young age and made her 1952 silver screen bow in “La justicia del lobo”; that same year she […]

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  • Ana Lepe

    1934 - 2013

    Ana Lepe (1934 - 2013)

    Ana Lepe made her film debut in La justicia del lobo (1952) her first of many films, she then entered and won the Miss Mexico contest.  An early participant in the Miss Universe Pageant, she is remembered as a longtime star of the Mexican big and small screens. In 1955, she filmed in Cuba Una gallega […]

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  • Ana María Campoy

    1925 - 2006

    Ana María Campoy (1925 - 2006)

    Actress. She was born of spanish parents in Colombia, Bogotá. In 1946, she debuted on stage in Mexico, with the play “Don Juan Tenorio.” In 1947, she married the actor José Cibrián, and they then moved to Buenos Aires, where became leading actors on the argentinian stage, appearing in more than 70 plays. Also she […]

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  • Ana Mariscal

    1923 - 1995

    Ana Mariscal (1923 - 1995)

    Actress, Motion Picture Director. She appeared in “Raza” (1941), “El tambor del Bruch” (1948), “Jeromín” (1953), “La violetera” (1958) and “La reina del chantecler” (1962). As Director she is best remembered for her film “El camino” (1963). (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Anabel Shaw

    1921 - 2010

    Anabel Shaw (1921 - 2010)

    Actress. She is remembered for her roles in the films “Shock” (1946, with Vincent Price and Lynn Bari), “Secret Beyond the Door…” (1947, with Joan Bennett and Michael Redgrave), and “Gun Crazy” (1950, with John Dall and Peggy Cummings). Born Marjorie Henshaw, she graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, California in 1943 and […]

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  • Anatole Dauman

    1925 - 1998

    Anatole Dauman (1925 - 1998)

    Anatole Dauman (7 February 1925 in Warsaw – 8 April 1998 in Paris) was a French film producer. He produced films by Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Bresson, Wim Wenders, Nagisa Oshima, Andrei Tarkovsky, Chris Marker, Volker Schlöndorff, Walerian Borowczyk, and Alain Resnais. He was a principal figure in Argos Films, a company that was a very […]

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  • Anatoli Firsov

    1941 - 2000

    Anatoli Firsov (1941 - 2000)

    Anatoli Vasilievich Firsov (Russian: Анатолий Васильевич Фирсов; 1 February 1941 – 24 July 2000) was a Russian ice hockey left wing and center, who competed internationally for the USSR. In the IIHF World Championships, he won the scoring title four times and was named the best forward three times. He was also named the most […]

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  • Anders Ek

    1916 - 1979

    Anders Ek (1916 - 1979)

    Actor. Educated at The Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm 1938-1941. Thereafter he was connected to the Royal Dramatic Theatre as well as the city theaters of Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. He has been called “An intellectual Stanislavski-actor with peculiar voice and strong physical appearance”. He made his film debute in 1940 with “Med livet som […]

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  • Anderson Ruffin Abbott

    1837 - 1913

    Anderson Ruffin Abbott (1837 - 1913)

    Abbott was born in Toronto as the son of Wilson Ruffin Abbott and Ellen (Toyer) Abbott. The Abbotts were a prominent black family in Toronto who had left Alabama as free people of color after their store had been ransacked. After living a short time in New York, they relocated to Upper Canada in 1835 […]

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  • Andra Akers

    1943 - 2002

    Andra Akers (1943 - 2002)

    Actress.  A blonde character actor,  she usually portrayed brassy sidekicks or tough businesswomen.  She appeared in the films “Murder a la Mod” (1968),  “The Wedding Party” (1969),  “Moment by Moment” (1978),  “E. Nick: A Legend in His Own Mind” (1984),  “Desert Hearts” (1985),  “Just Between Friends” (1986),  “Odd Jobs” (1986),  and “Nothing in Common” (1986), […]

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  • Andrae Crouch

    1942 - 2015

    Andrae Crouch (1942 - 2015)

    Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch, a gospel musician who bridged the worlds of church and mainstream music for more than 50 years, died Thursday afternoon. The 72-year-old singer, songwriter and choir director had been hospitalized since Saturday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area after suffering a heart attack. Crouch, sometimes called “the […]

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  • Andre Barlatier

    1882 - 1943

    Andre Barlatier (1882 - 1943)

    Cinematographer. A former cameraman for Pathe, the French-born Barlatier was brought to the United States by producer Carl Laemmle and shot several of Universal’s early prestige pictures, including “Neptune’s Daughter” (1914) and “A Daughter of the Gods” (1916), starring legendary swimmer Annette Kellerman. From 1924 to 1929 he was under contract at MGM, where he […]

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