• Amador Bendayán

    1920 - 1989

    Amador Bendayán (1920 - 1989)

    Entertainer. In the 1950´s he gained popularity for his radio comedies “El Bachiller y Bartolo” and “La Bodega de la Esquina.” He participated in several movies at Venezuela and Mexico. After his actor career Bendayán was the most popular Venezuelan television. figure thanks to the show “Sábado Sensacional” (1972 to 1989). (bio by: 380W)

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  • Amalia Perez Diaz

    1923 - 2003

    Amalia Perez Diaz (1923 - 2003)

    Actress. Considered one of the greatest Venezuelan actresses. She appeared in movies like “Topocho,” “Bárbara,” “El Contador de Cuentos,” “Disparen a Matar,” “Pandemonium” (1997) and “La señora de Cárdenas” (2003, her last), as well as the following soap operas: “Estefanía” (1979), “La señorita Perdomo” (1982), “Marta y Javier” (1983), “Bienvenida Esperanza” (1983), “Marisela” (1983), “Acusada” […]

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  • Amanda Blake

    1929 - 1989

    Amanda Blake (1929 - 1989)

    Amanda Blake Actress. She was born in Buffalo, New York as Beverly Louise Neill an only Child. She arrived in Claremont, California during a move with her family. While working as a telephone operator she began doing bit parts for MGM which landed her a contract. After a few menial movie appearances, she landed the […]

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  • Amanda Peterson

    1971 - 2015

    Amanda Peterson (1971 - 2015)

    Peterson was born Phyllis Amanda Peterson to Dr. James and Sylvia Peterson. A native of Greeley, Colorado, she was the youngest of three children; her older siblings are sister, Anne Marie, and her brother, James Jr. Eventually, Peterson became known professionally as Amanda Peterson and was called “Mandy” by friends and family.  While living in […]

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  • Amanda Randolph

    1896 - 1967

    Amanda Randolph (1896 - 1967)

    Actress. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, she began her career in black musical revues in the 1920s. In 1949, she become a comedy favorite on television appearing on “Amanda” the first network-televised series to feature an African-American performer in a regular role. She became a regular on the top early black TV shows “Amos ‘n’ Andy” […]

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  • Ambrós “Miguel” Ambrosio Zaragoza

    1912 - 1992

    Ambrós “Miguel” Ambrosio Zaragoza (1912 - 1992)

    Illustrator. He was born in Albuixech, Valencia. He is fondly remembered for all a generation of childrens for his character “El Capitán Trueno,” created along with the writer Víctor Mora. He also illustrated the comics “El Caballero Fantasma” and “El Corsario de Hierro.” In 1989, he was awarded with the prestigious Saló del Comic de […]

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  • Ambrose Bierce

    1842 - 1970

    Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1970)

    Author, Journalist. Best known for his classic Civil War story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (1890) and the satirical lexicon “The Devil’s Dictionary” (1911). Bierce vanished without a trace in late 1913, allegedly in Mexico while covering the exploits of Pancho Villa. His disappearance is one of literature’s great mysteries.  Family links:  Parents:  Marcus […]

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  • Amedeo Nazzari

    1907 - 1979

    Amedeo Nazzari (1907 - 1979)

    Amedeo Nazzari was born as Amedeo Carlo Leone Buffa in Cagliari, Sardinia in 1907 and he later adopted as his professional name the name of his maternal grandfather, Amedeo Nazzari, a person who had been the President of the Court of Appeal of Vicenza in Venetia and later took the same position in Cagliari. Although […]

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  • Amedeo Voltejo Obici

    1877 - 1947

    Amedeo Voltejo Obici (1877 - 1947)

    Founder of Planters. Started his career as a bellhop and fruit stand vendor in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Later, Obici moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and opened his own fruit stand and invested in a peanut roaster. Here he linked his life’s fortune with the peanut. In a few years, Obici turned peddler, using a horse and wagon, […]

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  • 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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