• Goodman Ace

    1899 - 1982

    Goodman Ace (1899 - 1982)

    Radio Actor, Comedian. From 1931 to 1945 he teamed with his wife Jane Ace to play in the comedy radio program “Easy Aces” (his character was the straightman to his wife’s character was “Mistress Misspeack”). He had a successful career as a comedy writer, providing material for early television entertainment figures such as comedian Milton […]

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  • Googie Withers

    1917 - 2011

    Googie Withers (1917 - 2011)

    Withers was born in Karachi, Pakistan then part of British India, to Edgar Withers, a captain in the Royal Navy, and a Dutch-German mother, Zitette. She acquired the name “Googie” (Little Pigeon) at a young age from her ayah (nanny). As a child, she learned Urdu. Her father left the Royal Navy to manage a […]

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  • Gorden Kaye

    1941 - 2017

    Gorden Kaye (1941 - 2017)

    Gorden Kaye had appeared in a radio play directed by Alan Ayckbourn and also in a television play from Manchester. Ayckbourn suggested that he audition for the Bolton Octagon Theatre; he was offered a contract and his roles there included Pishchik in The Cherry Orchard followed by roles in The Homecoming, The Imaginary Invalid, Luther […]

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  • Gordie Howe

    1928 - 2016

    Gordie Howe (1928 - 2016)

    Gordie Howe Gordie Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose blend of boundless talent and toughness made him the NHL’s quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, has died. The man forever known as Mr. Hockey was 88. Son Murray Howe confirmed the death Friday, texting to The Associated Press: “Mr Hockey […]

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  • Gordon “Gordo” Cooper, Jr

    1927 - 2004

    Gordon “Gordo” Cooper, Jr (1927 - 2004)

    Pioneer Astronaut. As a veteran WW II Air Force Pilot, he was a member of the original first seven selected as a Mercury Astronaut in April 1959. On May 15 and 16, 1963, he piloted the “Faith 7” spacecraft on a 22 orbit mission which concluded the operational phase of Project Mercury. During the 34 […]

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  • Gordon Bau

    1907 - 1975

    Gordon Bau (1907 - 1975)

    Motion Picture Make-up Artist. Fames Hollywood make-up artist of the 1930s through the 1970s. Brother of make-up artist George Bau. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Gordon Bernie Kaufmann

    1888 - 1949

    Gordon Bernie Kaufmann (1888 - 1949)

    Architect.  Kaufmann, who was born in England and studied at the London Polytechnic Institute, arrived in Los Angeles, California in 1914 and became known for his work and design of structures in the Mediterranean Revival style which was popular at the time.  From 1921 to 1925, he was part of the architectural firm of Johnson, […]

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  • Gordon Burn

    1948 - 2009

    Gordon Burn (1948 - 2009)

    Gordon Burn (16 January 1948 – 17 July 2009) was an English writer born in Newcastle upon Tyne and the author of four novels and several works of non-fiction. Burn’s novels deal with issues of modern fame and faded celebrity as lived through the media spotlight. His novel Alma Cogan (1991), which imagined the future life […]

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  • Gordon Cameron Jackson

    1923 - 1990

    Gordon Cameron Jackson (1923 - 1990)

    Gordon Jackson was born in Glasgow in 1923, the youngest of five children. He attended Hillhead High School, and in his youth he took part in BBC radio shows including Children’s Hour. He left school aged 15 and became a draughtsman for Rolls-Royce. His film career began in 1942, when producers from Ealing Studios were […]

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  • Gordon Conway

    1894 - 1956

    Gordon Conway (1894 - 1956)

    During a brief but prolific twenty-two-year career (1915-37), she won international acclaim in the fields of commercial graphic art and costume design for stage and film in New York, London, and Paris. She made around 5,000 finished drawings, designed graphics and costumes for at least 119 stage productions for both theater and cabaret, and costumed […]

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  • Gordon Cooper

    1927 - 2004

    Gordon Cooper (1927 - 2004)

    While at Edwards, Gordon Cooper was intrigued to read an announcement saying that a contract had been awarded to McDonnell Aircraft in St. Louis, Missouri, to build a space capsule. Shortly after this he was called to Washington, D.C., for a NASA briefing on Project Mercury and the part astronauts would play in it. Cooper […]

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  • Gordon Douglas

    1907 - 1993

    Gordon Douglas (1907 - 1993)

    Motion Picture Director. A former child actor in his native New York City, he joined Hal Roach Studios in 1930 and served as a prop boy, bit player, gag writer, and assistant director. In 1936 Douglas was made principal director of the “Our Gang” shorts and his initial effort, “Bored of Education”, won the series […]

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  • Gordon Evans Dean

    1905 - 1958

    Gordon Evans Dean (1905 - 1958)

    Lawyer/Government Official.  After beginning his career as a Duke University law professor, Dean joined the New Deal in 1934, serving in the U.S. Department of Justice.  Under Attorney General Homer S. Cummings and, to a lesser extent, his successor Frank Murphy, Dean was an important Criminal Division attorney and public spokesman.  Dean helped to draft […]

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  • Gordon Hinckley

    1910 - 2008

    Gordon Hinckley (1910 - 2008)

    A muiti-generational Latter-day Saint, Hinckley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to prominent LDS writer and educator Bryant S. Hinckley and Ada Bitner Hinckley. He graduated from LDS High School in 1928. He grew up on a residential farm in East Millcreek. His home library contained approximately a thousand volumes of literary, philosophical and […]

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  • Gordon Jones

    1911 - 1963

    Gordon Jones (1911 - 1963)

    Iowa-born GordonJones had been a student athlete and star football guard (“Bull” Jones) at University of California, Los Angeles, and had also played a few seasons of professional football. He started out playing small roles in Wesley Ruggles’ and Ernest B. Schoedsack’s The Monkey’s Paw (1933), his first credited role in Sam Wood’s Let ‘Em […]

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  • Gordon Jump

    1932 - 2003

    Gordon Jump (1932 - 2003)

    Born Alexander Gordon Jump, in Dayton, Ohio, Jump graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, in 1955. In 1957, Jump graduated with a degree in journalism from Kansas State University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and worked for KSDB, the Kansas State Student Radio Station. He began his career working at […]

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  • Gordon Langford

    1930 - 2017

    Gordon Langford (1930 - 2017)

    Gordon Langford won an Ivor Novello Award for best light music composition for his March from the Colour Suite in 1971. He is perhaps best known as a brass band composer and arranger, with a string of CDs to his name. In particular, the test pieces Facets of Glass and Rhapsody for trombone are well […]

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  • Gordon Oliver

    1910 - 1995

    Gordon Oliver (1910 - 1995)

    Actor. Entering films in 1936, Oliver played lead and supporting roles in a number of Warner Bros., and Columbia films before turning to character roles in films for RKO. Later in life he turned to producing. Oliver appeared in 45 films. He was executive producer of both the Peter Gunn and Mr. Lucky TV series for […]

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  • Gordon Tootoosis

    1941 - 2011

    Gordon Tootoosis (1941 - 2011)

    His first acting role was in the film Alien Thunder (1974), with Chief Dan George and Donald Sutherland. He portrayed Albert Golo in 52 episodes of North of 60 in the 1990s. He is best known to British audiences for playing the Native American Joe Saugus, who negotiates the purchase of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge […]

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  • Gore Vidal

    1925 - 2012

    Gore Vidal (1925 - 2012)

    Gore Vidal (/ˌɡɔr vɨˈdɑːl/; b. Eugene Louis Vidal, 3 October 1925 – 31 July 2012) was an American writer (novels, essays, screenplays, stage plays) and a public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing. As Eugene Louis Vidal, he was born to a political family; his maternal grandfather was […]

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  • Goro Hani

    1970 - 1970

    Goro Hani (1970 - 1970)

    Literary critic, educator. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Gösta Ekman

    1890 - 1938

    Gösta Ekman (1890 - 1938)

    Actor. Co-starred with Ingrid Bergman in the original Swedish version of “Intermezzo” (1936).

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  • Gottfried von Cramm

    1909 - 1976

    Gottfried von Cramm (1909 - 1976)

    In 1932, Gottfried von Cramm earned a place in the German Davis Cup team and won the first of four straight German national tennis championships. During this time he also teamed up with Hilde Krahwinkel to win the 1933 Mixed Doubles title at Wimbledon. Noted for his gentlemanly conduct and fair play, he gained the […]

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  • Gottlieb Christian Cantian

    1794 - 1866

    Gottlieb Christian Cantian (1794 - 1866)

    Architect, Stonemason, and Builder. He studied at the Berlin Academy of Architecture, after apprenticing as a stonemason in his father’s business in Bunzlau (today Boleslawiec, Silesia, Poland). He was a builder and also served as a building inspector in Berlin from 1822-1832. He served on the Berlin City Council from 1842 to 1859 and was […]

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  • Gottlieb Heileman

    1824 - 1878

    Gottlieb Heileman (1824 - 1878)

    Brewer. He founded the brewery that became the huge G. Heileman Brewing Co. Born in Kirchheim, Wurttemberg (Germany), he emigrated to the USA in 1852, working first in Philadelphia and then went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1853 where he helped Gottlieb Maier found a bakery. In 1857 he moved to La Crosse and was employed […]

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  • Gottlob Frick

    1906 - 1994

    Gottlob Frick (1906 - 1994)

    Gottlob Frick (28 July 1906 in Ölbronn-Dürrn – 18 August 1994 in Muhlacker) was a German bass who sang in opera. He was known for his wide repertory including Wagner and Mozart roles, as well as those of Nicolai and Lortzing. Frick’s teachers included Fritz Windgassen (father and teacher of Frick’s contemporary, the tenor Wolfgang Windgassen). He […]

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  • Gower Champion

    1919 - 1980

    Gower Champion (1919 - 1980)

    During the late 1930s and early 1940s, Gower Champion worked on Broadway as a solo dancer and choreographer. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, Champion met Marjorie Belcher, who became his new partner, and the two were married in 1947. In the early 1950s, Marge and Gower Champion made seven film […]

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  • Grace Abbott

    1878 - 1939

    Grace Abbott (1878 - 1939)

    Social Reformer.  She is remembered, along with her older sister, Edith Abbott, as a voice in improving the rights of immigrants and advancing child welfare in the US.  She also pioneered the process of incorporating sociological data pertaining to child labor, juvenile delinquency, dependency, and statistics into the lawmaking process.  The daughter of the first […]

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  • Grace Anna Coolidge

    1879 - 1957

    Grace Anna Coolidge (1879 - 1957)

    Born in Burlington, Vermont, the only child of Andrew Issaclar Goodhue (1848–1923), a mechanical engineer and steamboat inspector, and Lemira Barrett Goodhue (1849–1929), Grace graduated from the University of Vermont in 1902, where she was a founding member of the Beta chapter of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She then joined the faculty of the Clarke […]

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  • Grace Bradley Boyd

    1913 - 2010

    Grace Bradley Boyd (1913 - 2010)

    Actress. Though she starred in several dozen Hollywood features of the 1930s and 1940s, she will perhaps be better remembered as the wife of actor William Boyd, the screen’s Hopalong Cassidy. Raised in New York, she trained as a classical pianist at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, but after winning a […]

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