• Elvire Popesco

    1894 - 1993

    Elvire Popesco (1894 - 1993)

    Actress. Born in Bucharest, Romania, she was stage performer making her big screen film debut in “Independenţa României” (1912). In 1919, she became the artistic theatre director of the Excelsior Theatre, which she managed and then starred in the movie “Ţigăncuşa de la iatac” (1923). Moving to Paris, France, she was director of Théâtre de […]

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  • Elvis Presley

    1935 - 1977

    Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977)

    Elvis Presley Rock Singer, Actor. His career reached such acclaim that he is now universally known as “The King of Rock and Roll”. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, he and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948. Graduating from Humes High School in 1953, in 1954, he began his singing career with the Sun Records […]

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  • Elwood Cooke

    1913 - 2004

    Elwood Cooke (1913 - 2004)

    Elwood Thomas Cooke (July 5, 1913 – April 16, 2004) was an amateur American tennis player in the 1930s and 1940s. Cooke was ranked in Top 10 in the United States in 1938 (ranked No. 7), 1939 (No. 6), 1940 (No. 9), and 1945 (No. 4), whilst reaching as high as World No. 8 in Gordon […]

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  • Elwood Haynes

    1857 - 1925

    Elwood Haynes (1857 - 1925)

    Elwood Haynes (October 14, 1857 – April 13, 1925) was an American inventor, metallurgist, automotive pioneer, entrepreneur and industrialist. He invented the metal alloys stellite and martensitic stainless steel and designed one of the earliest automobiles made in the United States. He is recognized for having created the earliest American design that was feasible for […]

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  • Elwood Ingledue

    1899 - 1990

    Elwood Ingledue (1899 - 1990)

    Author. He began publishing the International Hotel and Travel Index in 1928. Soon afterwards his index listed over 45,000 hotels and travel locations. It became a must have for thousands of world travelers. With the success of the hotel index, Ingledue started publishing the International Golf Index. His indexes are still currently published. He has […]

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  • Elyse Knox

    1917 - 2012

    Elyse Knox (1917 - 2012)

    Elyse Knox As a B-movie actress in the 1940s, Elyse Knox was perhaps best known for the only horror film she ever made, “The Mummy’s Tomb,” with Lon Chaney Jr. as the monster who kidnaps her. She later recalled working through the night on the abduction and graveyard scenes with Chaney, miserable in heavy makeup […]

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  • Elzbieta Czyzewska

    1938 - 2010

    Elzbieta Czyzewska (1938 - 2010)

    Actress. A leading light of the Polish stage and screen, she played numerous character roles in the United States after her forced exile from her native land. Raised in Warsaw, she graduated from acting school in 1960, and after appearing in the movie short “Erotique” quickly became a national sex symbol. Starring in the works […]

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  • Emanuel Rich

    1849 - 1897

    Emanuel Rich (1849 - 1897)

    Businessman. With his brother Morris, he co-founded Rich’s Department Stores, one of the largest retail chains in the South.  Family links:  Parents:  Joseph Rich (1809 – 1885)  Rose Teitelbaum Rich (1817 – 1875)  Spouse:  Bertha Sarturius Rich (1859 – 1923)*  Children:  Walter H. Rich (1880 – 1947)*  Rubye Rich Strauss (1882 – 1955)*  Siblings:  Daniel […]

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  • Emanuele Ronzoni, Sr

    1870 - 1956

    Emanuele Ronzoni, Sr (1870 - 1956)

    Entrepreneur. Tens of millions of North Americans grew up with his name, as part of his company’s iconic trademark, “Ronzoni Sono Buoni…Ronzoni is so good.”  But it all began in 1881 when Emanule Ronzoni immigrated to the United States with his parents from Italy.  After spending his teen years working at a macaroni factory on […]

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  • Emeline Abbey Dunn

    1859 - 1929

    Emeline Abbey Dunn (1859 - 1929)

    Artist. She was a landscape and portrait painter who studied in France and Italy. On her return to America, she founded The New York Normal Art School for teachers. (bio by: Mount Hope NY)

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  • Emil Frei, Sr

    1970 - 1942

    Emil Frei, Sr (1970 - 1942)

    Artist. Frei was a noted stained glass artist and designer of the mosaics in the St. Louis Cathedral. A native of Bavaria, he learned painting in the Munich Academy of Arts. His earliest work in St. Louis was in this field. After founding his art glass business, he executed many orders (mostly for Catholic churches), […]

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  • Emil Jellinek-Mercedes

    1853 - 1918

    Emil Jellinek-Mercedes (1853 - 1918)

    Besides being vice-consul of Austria in Nice, France, he was a businessman and pioneer in the car-business. He was an agent of Daimler in Nice and had many ideas about specifications that would make the cars sell. He also took part in races with the cars from Daimler. He gave the cars the name of […]

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  • Emil Sitka

    1914 - 1998

    Emil Sitka (1914 - 1998)

    Emil Sitka’s first Three Stooges’ film was Half-Wits Holiday. It was a reworking of their earlier Hoi Polloi. Both films were adaptations of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion (1913). The Three Stooges’ films dealt with the idea that two professors bet on the outcome of turning the Three Stooges into gentlemen—with predictable results. Sitka played […]

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  • Emil Zátopek

    1922 - 2000

    Emil Zátopek (1922 - 2000)

    Emil Zátopek was the sixth child in a modest family. Aged 16, he began working in a Bata shoe factory in Zlín. Zátopek says that “One day, the factory sports coach, who was very strict, pointed at four boys, including me, and ordered us to run in a race. I protested that I was weak […]

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  • Emile Ardolino

    1943 - 1993

    Emile Ardolino (1943 - 1993)

    Motion Picture Director. He spent his career presenting the art of classical dance on film and on stage. His best known work is the hit movie “Dirty Dancing,” which he directed. He also produced the Joffrey Ballet’s rendition of “Astarte,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and “Oh! Calcutta!,” for which he won an Obie award. He caught […]

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  • Emile Avery

    1907 - 1985

    Emile Avery (1907 - 1985)

    Actor. Appeared in motion pictures during the 1950s and 1960s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Inscription:TEC 4 US ARMYWORLD WAR II

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  • Emile Berliner

    1851 - 1929

    Emile Berliner (1851 - 1929)

    Berliner was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1851 into a Jewish merchant family. Though raised in a Jewish family, he later became an agnostic. He completed an apprenticeship to become a merchant, as was family tradition. While his real hobby was invention, he worked as an accountant to make ends meet. To avoid being drafted […]

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  • Emile Chautard

    1864 - 1934

    Emile Chautard (1864 - 1934)

    French-born actor and director. Artistic director of the Odeon Theatre in Paris, he came to the U.S. in 1914 to direct films for the Thanhouser studio. In 1924 Chautard gave up directing to play character roles. His film appearances include “Morocco” (1930), “Shanghai Express” (1932),  “Blonde Venus” (1932),  and “Viva Villa!” (1934).  Some sources give […]

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  • Émile Cohl

    1857 - 1938

    Émile Cohl (1857 - 1938)

    Animation Pioneer.  He was the world’s first filmaker to devote himself exclusively to animation.  In 1908 he amazed Paris movie audiences with his first film,  “Fantasmogorie,”  in which white stick figures cavorted against a black background.  He went on to create some 100 brief cartoons,  drawing and photographing each frame himself.  Cohl introduced the first […]

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  • Emile Deschanel

    1819 - 1904

    Emile Deschanel (1819 - 1904)

    Writer, politician and university professor.Exiled for eight years by Naopleon III because of his opposition to the Emperor’s regime. Father of Paul Deschanel.  Family links:  Children:  Paul Deschanel (1855 – 1922)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Émile Galle

    1846 - 1904

    Émile Galle (1846 - 1904)

    Artist. He studied philosophy, botany, and drawing and from 1864-1866 was enrolled at a private art school in Weimar. In 1867 he completed his practical training at the glassworks in Meisenthal which is in the northern part of the Lorraine region. From 1871-72 he studied in Paris and London where he was exposed to Japanese […]

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  • Emile Griffith

    1938 - 1970

    Emile Griffith (1938 - 1970)

    Emile Griffith Griffith retired from boxing in 1977 with a record of 85-24-2 with 23 knockouts. He fought in 23 matches at Madison Square Garden and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990. He is perhaps best known for his victory against Bennie Paret on March 24, 1962 that put Paret into a […]

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  • Emile Hamaty

    1925 - 2000

    Emile Hamaty (1925 - 2000)

    Actor. Appeared on stage, on television, and in motion pictures from the 1960s to 2000, playing everything from a Hindu Priest to a Greek Tycoon. On stage, he appeared in numerous roles ranging from the Bishop of Carlise in “Richard II” to author Truman Capote in “Dark Angels”. His passing at the age of 75 […]

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  • Emile Louis Herzinger

    1970 - 1887

    Emile Louis Herzinger (1970 - 1887)

    Prize-winning 19th-century St. Louis portrait painter, landscapist and photographer.  (bio by: Connie Nisinger)

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  • Émile-Justin Menier

    1826 - 1881

    Émile-Justin Menier (1826 - 1881)

    Entrepreneur,  Politician.  The son of business magnate Jean-Antoine Menier.  He built Menier Chocolate into France’s largest chocolate manufacturer,  a position it held for nearly a century.   Born in Paris,  he was trained as a pharmacist and also studied economics and law.  He took over the family’s pharmaceutical and chocolate-making establishments after his father suffered […]

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  • Emilia Guiú

    1922 - 2004

    Emilia Guiú (1922 - 2004)

    Actress. She was born Emilia Guiú Estivella in Barcelona (Catalunya, Spain) and died in San Diego (California). She was forced to exile with his child, during Spanish Civil War. Then, she moved to Mexico, where began an important career in Mexican cinema. She appeared in Club Verde (1944), El Niño Perdido (1947), Angelitos Negros (1948), […]

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  • Emilio Alfaro

    1933 - 1998

    Emilio Alfaro (1933 - 1998)

    Actor. He had a career that lasted more than 30 years in theater, TV and cinema (participated in 14 movies).

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  • Emilio Ghione

    1879 - 1930

    Emilio Ghione (1879 - 1930)

    Italian silent film actor, director and screenwriter. Born Emilio Luigi Carlo Giuseppe Maria Ghione, best known for being the creator and interpreter of the Za la Mort character. He was one of the most significant personalities of the Italian silent cinema. Son of a painter of considerable quality, Giovanni began as a painter and miniaturist. […]

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  • Emily Blackwell

    1826 - 1910

    Emily Blackwell (1826 - 1910)

    Blackwell was born on October 8, 1826 in Bristol, England. In 1832 the family emigrated to the US, and in 1837 settled near Cincinnati, Ohio. Inspired by the example of her older sister, Elizabeth, she studied medicine, earning her degree in 1854. In 1857 the Blackwell sisters and Marie Zakrzewska established the New York Infirmary […]

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  • Emily Brontë

    1818 - 1848

    Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)

    Emily Brontë was born on 30 July 1818 in the village of Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, in Northern England, to Maria Branwell and an Irish father, Patrick Brontë. She was the younger sister of Charlotte Brontë and the fifth of six children, though the two oldest girls, Maria and Elizabeth, died in childhood. In […]

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