• Bob Marley

    1945 - 1981

    Bob Marley (1945 - 1981)

    Reggae Musician. He is best remembered for bringing mainstream cultural acceptance of reggae music outside of Jamaica. His music was especially popular in Africa due much to its smooth combination of Jamaican and African musical sources. Born in Saint Ann, Jamaica, as Robert Nesta Marley, his father was a British Army Officer, Norval St. Clair […]

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  • Bob Rhoads

    1879 - 1967

    Bob Rhoads (1879 - 1967)

    Bob Rhoads In the midst of the 1908 pennant race, Sporting Life declared that “Robert S. Rhoades of Cleveland is one of the most dependable of modern pitchers. … His habits are good, his conduct exemplary, and in all ways is he a credit to his club and profession.”1 Embodied in this passage are two […]

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  • Bob Ross

    1942 - 1995

    Bob Ross (1942 - 1995)

    Bob Ross was raised in Orlando, Florida. Ross had a half brother Jim, whom he mentioned in passing on his show.  While working as a carpenter with his father, Ross lost his left index finger. It did not affect the way he held his palette while painting. Ross enlisted in the United States Air Force at age 17. The […]

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  • Bob Steele

    1907 - 1988

    Bob Steele (1907 - 1988)

    Bob Steele’s career began to take off for good in 1927, when he was hired by production company Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) to star in a series of Westerns. Renamed Bob Steele at FBO, he soon made a name for himself, and in the late 1920s, 1930s and 1940s starred in B-Westerns for […]

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  • Bob Sweikert

    1926 - 1956

    Bob Sweikert (1926 - 1956)

    Bob Sweikert grew up in pre-war Los Angeles. His mother had married his stepfather, an electrician for the state of California, when Bob was an infant. Bob was raised through his early teen years with his older stepbrother, Ed, who enlisted in the US Navy, and then soon died in 1942, at the onset of […]

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  • Bob Welch

    1945 - 2012

    Bob Welch (1945 - 2012)

    Bob Welch was a key member of the pop group Fleetwood Mac in the early 1970s before scoring several minor hits as a solo performer, died June 7 at his home in Nashville. He was 65. According to police, he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He left a suicide note. Mr. Welch was a […]

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  • Bob Weston

    1947 - 2012

    Bob Weston (1947 - 2012)

    Bob Weston The long-lasting pop band Fleetwood Mac is also one of the most controversial, its several changes of style and personnel often arising from romantic entanglements rather than musical differences. Bob Weston, who has died aged 64 of a gastrointestinal haemorrhage and cirrhosis of the liver, was the band’s lead guitarist in the early […]

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  • Bob Wills

    1905 - 1975

    Bob Wills (1905 - 1975)

    Bob Wills American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing,he was universally known as the King of Western Swing (after the death of Spade Cooley who used the moniker “King Of Western Swing” from 1942 to 1969.) Wills formed several bands and played radio stations around […]

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  • Bob Younger

    1853 - 1889

    Bob Younger (1853 - 1889)

    Robert Ewing “Bob” Younger (October 29, 1853 – September 16, 1889) was an American criminal and outlaw, the younger brother of Cole, Jim and John Younger. He was a member of the James–Younger Gang. Born in Missouri on October 29, 1853, Robert was the thirteenth of fourteen children born to Henry Washington Younger and Bersheba Leighton […]

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  • Bobbi Brat

    1962 - 1988

    Bobbi Brat (1962 - 1988)

    Singer/songwriter. Born in 1962, Bobbi did time living on the streets but was lauded for never losing a basic decency. Bobbi was well-known on the California punk scene in the late seventies and early eighties and was highly respected. She was called tough, beautiful, kind, talented, and an incredible singer. Bobbi was one of the […]

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown

    1993 - 2015

    Bobbi Kristina Brown (1993 - 2015)

    Bobbi Kristina Brown Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, the only daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died Sunday, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub of her home, her family said. Brown has been unresponsive in hospitals and hospice care since she was found in a bathtub of her Roswell, […]

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  • Bobbie Dorree

    1905 - 1974

    Bobbie Dorree (1905 - 1974)

    Austrian-born stage and screen actress of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Appeared in many westerns, including “Dakota” (1945) starring John Wayne. She was sometimes credited as Babette Dorree. (bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Cancer

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  • Bobby Allison

    1937 - 1970

    Bobby Allison (1937 - 1970)

    Auto Race Car Driver.  Family links:  Spouses:  Judith Alma Bjorkman Allison (1941 – 2015)*  Judith Alma Bjorkman Allison (1941 – 2015)*  Children:  Davey Carl Allison (1961 – 1993)*  Clifford Lawrence Allison (1964 – 1992)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Bobby Beard

    1930 - 1999

    Bobby Beard (1930 - 1999)

    Actor. Beard played the role of ‘Cotton’ in several of “The Little Rascal” comedies from 1932 to 1934. Some of the comedies include, “Birthday Blues” (1932), “A Lad An’ A Lamp” (1932), “Fish Hooky” (1933), “Forgotten Babies” (1933), and “Hi’-Neighbor!” (1934). Beard was the brother of fellow Our Gang members, Matthew “Stymie” Beard, Betty Jane […]

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  • Bobby Buntrock

    1952 - 1974

    Bobby Buntrock (1952 - 1974)

    Bobby Buntrock was born in Denver, Colorado, to Robert and Maxine Buntrock. He had a younger sister, Stella. When he was three, the family moved to Whittier, California, where neighbors urged Buntrock’s parents to get their son into acting. After submitting Buntrock’s picture to various agents, he was signed by Marcella Bell. Shortly after signing […]

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  • Bobby Clark

    1888 - 1960

    Bobby Clark (1888 - 1960)

    Entertainer. He was half of the theatre and motion picture comedy team “Clark and McCullough” with Paul McCullough. They were featured in the films “In A Pig’s Eye,” “In The Devil’s Doghouse,” “Melon-Drama,” and “Odor In The Court.” After Paul McCullough committed suicide in 1935, Bobby Clark retired from acting.  Family links:  Spouse:  Angele P. […]

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  • Bobby Curtola

    1943 - 2016

    Bobby Curtola (1943 - 2016)

    Bobby Curtola began performing at age 15 with a band called Bobby and the Bobcats, singing at high school assemblies. Over the subsequent years, the singer had many songs on the Canadian music charts beginning with “Hand In Hand With You” in 1960. He was backed by the Corvettes, a group who changed their name […]

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  • Bobby Darin

    1936 - 1973

    Bobby Darin (1936 - 1973)

    Bobby Darin’s career took off with a songwriting partnership, formed in 1955 with Don Kirshner, who he met at a candy store in Washington Heights. They wrote jingles and songs, beginning with “Bubblegum Pop.”  In 1956 his agent negotiated a contract with Decca Records. The songs recorded at Decca had very little success. A member of […]

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  • Bobby Doerr

    1918 - 2017

    Bobby Doerr (1918 - 2017)

    In 1941, Bobby Doerr was an All-Star, the first of nine times he was a selected for the AL All-Star team. In 1944, Doerr led the league in slugging percentage. The same year, his .325 batting average was good enough to allow him to finish second in the league, two percentage points behind Lou Boudreau […]

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  • Bobby Driscoll

    1937 - 1968

    Bobby Driscoll (1937 - 1968)

    Highly acclaimed child actor. Won a special Oscar for his starring roll in 1949’s “The Window.” Bobby Driscoll was the first child actor put under exclusive contract to Disney studios. Besides the suspense movie “The Window,” he is best known for his work in “Song of the South” (1946) and “Treasure Island” (1950). He walked […]

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  • Bobby Dunn

    1890 - 1937

    Bobby Dunn (1890 - 1937)

    Actor. He lost one of his eyes in a stunt that went wrong and took to wearing a glass eye, which gave him a cross-eyed appearance. He appeared in several Laurel and Hardy comedies, beginning with “Duck Soup,” and notably as the shoplifter in “Tit for Tat.” Also worked with Charley Chase and had a […]

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  • Bobby Gordon

    1913 - 1990

    Bobby Gordon (1913 - 1990)

    Actor. He played ‘Dickie Rogers’ in “Lazy Lightning,” (1926) ‘Jakie Rabinowitz,’ in “The jazz Singer,” (1927) ‘Jackie’ in “Student Tour” (1934) and ‘Herman O’Reilly’ in “Two Against the World” (1936). (bio by: MC)

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  • Bobby Greenlease

    1947 - 1953

    Bobby Greenlease (1947 - 1953)

    Bobby Greenlease was said to be a trusting boy. According to John Heidenry, whose book Zero at the Bone: The Playboy, the Prostitute, and the Murder of Bobby Greenlease, is an account of the case, kidnapper Bonnie Heady said that from the moment she appeared at his school (claiming to be a relative taking him […]

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  • Bobby Hatfield

    1940 - 2003

    Bobby Hatfield (1940 - 2003)

    Bobby Hatfield The duo, whose 42-year career featured pop standbys like “Unchained Melody,” “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” were in Kalamazoo to kick off a four-day series of performances in Michigan and Ohio.”It’s a shock, a real shock,” Cohen said during a telephone interview. Medley, he said, was “broken […]

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  • Bobby Helms

    1933 - 1997

    Bobby Helms (1933 - 1997)

    Bobby Helms Born in Bloomington, Indiana into a musical family, Helms began performing as a duo with his brother, Freddie, before going on to a successful solo career in country music. In 1956, Helms made his way to Nashville, Tennessee, where he signed a recording contract with Decca Records. The following year was filled with […]

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  • Bobby Jones

    1902 - 1971

    Bobby Jones (1902 - 1971)

    Bobby Jones Hall of Fame Golfer. Though his career was brief, and while he competed as an amateur, he is considered by many to have been the greatest practitioner of his game that ever lived. Born to a distinguished family of wealth and position, he was a child prodigy in golf and was instructed by […]

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  • Bobby Keys

    1943 - 2014

    Bobby Keys (1943 - 2014)

    Bobby Keys met the Rolling Stones at the San Antonio Teen Fair in 1964. He is best known for his impressive resume as a musician (his contributions include the saxophone solo on the 1971 hit “Brown Sugar”) and his friendship with Keith Richards. Keys and Richards share exactly the same date of birth. Notably, Keys […]

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  • Bobby Murcer

    1946 - 2008

    Bobby Murcer (1946 - 2008)

    Bobby Ray Murcer (May 20, 1946 – July 12, 2008) was an American Major League Baseball outfielder who played for 17 seasons between 1965 and 1983, mostly with the New York Yankees, whom he later rejoined as a longtime broadcaster. A Gold Glove winner and five-time All-Star, Murcer led the American League in on-base percentage […]

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  • Bobby Parker

    1937 - 2013

    Bobby Parker (1937 - 2013)

    Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, but raised in Los Angeles, California, Parker first aspired to a career in entertainment at a young age. By the 1950s, Parker had started working on electric guitar with several blues and R&B bands of the time, with his first stint being with Otis Williams and the Charms. Over the next […]

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  • Bobby Riggs

    1918 - 1995

    Bobby Riggs (1918 - 1995)

    After the war, as a professional, Bobby Riggs won the US Pro titles in 1946, 1947, and 1949, beating Don Budge in all three finals. In the 1946 tour against Budge, Riggs won 24 matches and lost 22, plus 1 match tied at Birmingham, Alabama establishing himself as the best player in the world (source : […]

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