• Pinto Colvig

    1892 - 1967

    Pinto Colvig (1892 - 1967)

    Pinto Colvig was born Vance DeBar Colvig in Jacksonville, Oregon, one of seven children of Judge William Mason Colvig (1845–1936) and wife Adelaide Birdseye Colvig (1856–1912). Although William Colvig was a pioneer, an attorney and a distinguished Oregonian, he was never actually a judge. Pinto graduated from Oregon State University in 1911 at age 18. After […]

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  • Pío Baroja

    1872 - 1956

    Pío Baroja (1872 - 1956)

    Author. Noted Spanish writer, born in San Sebastián (País Vasco). He was part of the Generation of 1898. He is remembered for his books “La Busca”, “Las Inquietudes de Shanti Andía”, “El Mundo es Ansí”, “El Arbol de la Ciencia” and “Zalacaín, el Aventurero.” (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Pituka de Foronda

    1918 - 1999

    Pituka de Foronda (1918 - 1999)

    Actress.  Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, she was the daughter of author Mercedes Pinto. After some stage experience in Montevideo, Uruguay, she made her motion picture debut in Cuba’s first “talkie”,  “La Serpiente Roja” (1937). In 1941 Foronda went to Hollywood and made a screen test for the drama “For […]

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  • Plato Gus Andros

    1921 - 2008

    Plato Gus Andros (1921 - 2008)

    Professional Football Player. Selected in the seventh round of the 1947 National Football League draft by the Los Angeles Rams, he appeared in 45 games over four seasons with the Chicago Cardinals. A standout defensive guard at the University of Oklahoma, he earned All-American honors in 1946. He served in the United States Coast Guard […]

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  • Platt Adams

    1885 - 1961

    Platt Adams (1885 - 1961)

    He was born in Belleville, New Jersey on March 23, 1885. He had a brother, Benjamin Willard Adams, also an Olympic athlete. In 1908 he finished fifth in the triple jump competition as well as in the standing high jump event. In the standing long jump competition he finished sixth. He also participated in the […]

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  • Platt Delascus Babbitt

    1823 - 1879

    Platt Delascus Babbitt (1823 - 1879)

    Photographer. Born in Lanesbourough, Massachusetts, he became one of the first daguerreotypists to specialize in tourist photography. In 1853 he opened a permanent studio at Niagara Falls and worked there at Point View and Prospect Point. However his best known image is an early news photo,  entitled “Man stranded on rocks in the Niagara River”, […]

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  • Platt Rogers Spencer

    1800 - 1864

    Platt Rogers Spencer (1800 - 1864)

    Calligrapher and penmanship teacher, he designed the first copybooks for school use in 1848. (bio by: Ginny M)  Family links:  Spouse:  Persis Warren Duty Spencer (1806 – 1862)*  Children:  Robert Closson Spencer (1829 – 1916)*  Sara L Spencer Sloan (1832 – 1923)*  Henry Caleb Spencer (1837 – 1891)*  Lyman Potter Spencer (1840 – 1915)*  Ellen […]

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  • Pola Alonso

    1923 - 2004

    Pola Alonso (1923 - 2004)

    Actress. One of the most popular actresses of the Golden Age of Argentine Cinema. She participated in 15 movies and is well remembered for her marriage with the famed soccer player José Manuel Moreno.

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  • Pola Alonso

    1923 - 2004

    Pola Alonso (1923 - 2004)

    Cinema and T.V. actress, one of the most popular actresses of the Golden Age of Argentine Cinema. She participated in 15 movies and is well remembered for her marriage with the famed soccer player José Manuel Moreno.

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  • Pola Illery

    1909 - 1993

    Pola Illery (1909 - 1993)

    Actress. The exotic vamp of roughly 15 French movies, she was possibly the last performer to have starred in silent films as an adult. Born Paula Illiescu in the small town of Corabia, she took to show business early and made her silver screen bow in the 1928 “Le Desir”. After first attracting major notice […]

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  • Pola Negri

    1899 - 1987

    Pola Negri (1899 - 1987)

    Actress. She was born into a comfortable lifestyle until her father was arrested by the Russians and sent to a Siberian prison camp. She moved to Warsaw, Poland in 1902 and spent her formative years in poverty. As a teenager, she auditioned for the St. Petersburg Imperial Ballet and was accepted. She showed great promise […]

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  • Polly Ann Young

    1908 - 1997

    Polly Ann Young (1908 - 1997)

    Actress. She was the sister of Loretta Young.  Family links:  Parents:  Gladys Belzer (1888 – 1984)  Spouse:  James Carter Hermann (1905 – 1981)*  Children:  James Carter Hermann (1936 – 2012)*  Siblings:  Polly Ann Young (1908 – 1997)  Sally Blane (1910 – 1997)*  Loretta Young (1913 – 2000)*  Georgiana Young (1923 – 2007)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Polly Bergen

    1930 - 2014

    Polly Bergen (1930 - 2014)

    Bergen was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to Lucy (née Lawhorn) and William Hugh Burgin, a construction engineer. “Bill Bergen”, as he was later known, had singing talent and appeared with his daughter in several episodes of her 18-episode NBC comedy/variety show, The Polly Bergen Show, which aired during the 1957-1958 television season.  Bergen appeared in […]

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  • Polly Klaas

    1981 - 1993

    Polly Klaas (1981 - 1993)

    On October 1, 1993, Polly Klaas and two friends were having a slumber party. Late in the evening, Richard Allen Davis entered their bedroom, carrying a knife. He tied both friends up, pulled pillowcases over their heads and told them to count to 1,000. He then kidnapped the weeping Polly Klaas. Over the next two months, […]

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  • Polly Moran

    1883 - 1952

    Polly Moran (1883 - 1952)

    Polly Moran (June 28, 1883 – January 25, 1952) was an American actress and comedian. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Moran started out in vaudeville, and widely toured North America, as well as various other locations that included Europe and South Africa. An attractive Irish beauty, she left vaudeville in 1914 after signing for Mack Sennett at […]

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  • Polly Wagner

    1910 - 2014

    Polly Wagner (1910 - 2014)

    Polly Wagner Actress. Wagner, who came to California as a young girl and graduated from Santa Monica High School, was discovered by an MGM talent scout while playing volleyball outside the Santa Monica beachfront home of Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst. Although she had roles in ‘Lady Killer’ (1933) with James Cagney, ‘Little Miss […]

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  • Polly Walters

    1913 - 1994

    Polly Walters (1913 - 1994)

    Actress. She trained as a dancer and made her way to Broadway, appearing in several productions during the late 1920s. Then came a stage stint as Eddie Cantor’s straight woman before Warner Bros. signed her to a contract in 1931. At Warner’s, she appeared in three James Cagney films — “Taxi,” “Smart Money” and “Blonde […]

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  • Pomeroy Burton

    1970 - 1970

    Pomeroy Burton (1970 - 1970)

    Sir Pomeroy Burton was one of Britains leading newspaper magnates. He was General Manager of Associated Newspapers. He was one of the leaders who took over the famous “The Times” newspaper in 1908. (bio by: Kieran Smith)

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  • Pompeo Coppini

    1870 - 1957

    Pompeo Coppini (1870 - 1957)

    Artist. Nationally known sculptor who sculptured the Alamo Cenotaph, busts of many famous Texans, Confederates, and other Americans. In all, he is represented in the United States by thirty-six public monuments, sixteen portrait statues, and about seventy-five portrait busts.  Family links:  Spouse:  Elizabeth di  Barbieri Coppini (1875 – 1957)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Pompey Factor

    1970 - 1928

    Pompey Factor (1970 - 1928)

    Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Indian Wars as a Private in the Indian Scouts, which were Native Americans in the United States Army service. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Pecos River, Texas on April 25, 1875. His citation reads “With 3 other men, he participated […]

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  • Pop Smoke

    1999 - 2020

    Pop Smoke (1999 - 2020)

    Pop Smoke Pop Smoke was born with the name Bashar Barakah Jackson on 20 July 1999 in New York City, U.S,. and died on 19 February 2020 in Los Angeles, California, the U.S. He was 20 years old before his death and had the birth sign of Cancer. He was American by nationality and belonged […]

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  • Pope John Paul II

    1920 - 2005

    Pope John Paul II (1920 - 2005)

    Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła (8 May 1920 ‒ 2 April 2005) was pope of the Catholic Church from 16 October 1978 until his death on 2 April 2005. In Catholicism, since his canonisation, he is referred to as Pope Saint John Paul II or Saint John Paul […]

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  • Porfirio Rubirosa

    1909 - 1965

    Porfirio Rubirosa (1909 - 1965)

    In 1931, Porfirio Rubirosa met Rafael Trujillo at a country club. The “Benefactor” asked to see him the next morning, and made him a lieutenant of his Presidential Guard. Their relationship lasted throughout their lives, went up and down, mostly close, but not without episodes of danger for Porfirio Rubirosa, and defined his professional career […]

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  • Porter Hall

    1888 - 1953

    Porter Hall (1888 - 1953)

    One of Hollywood’s top character actors of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Played memorable roles in many top films. He is buried next to his wife, actress Geraldine Hall. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  William Alexander Hall (1856 – 1931)  Frances Winifred Owings Hall (1861 – 1937)  Spouse:  Geraldine Hall (1905 – 1970)Cause […]

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  • Porter Wagoner

    1927 - 2007

    Porter Wagoner (1927 - 2007)

    Porter Wagoner Porter Wagoner, a country singer who mixed rhinestone suits, a towering cotton-candy pompadour and cornball jokes with direct, simple songs over a career best known for his partnership with Dolly Parton, died Sunday in Nashville. He was 80 and lived in Nashville. He had been hospitalized with lung cancer, the Grand Ole Opry […]

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  • Portland Hoffa

    1905 - 1990

    Portland Hoffa (1905 - 1990)

    Portland Hoffa (January 25, 1905, Portland, Oregon – December 25, 1990, Los Angeles, California) was an American comedienne, actress, and dancer. As with most of her siblings, including sister Lebanon and brother Harlem, she was named for the city where she was born. She is remembered best as the stage and radio partner of her […]

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  • Portland Mason Schuyler

    1948 - 2004

    Portland Mason Schuyler (1948 - 2004)

    Child Actress. A native of Los Angeles, California, she was the daughter of actor James Mason and his wife Pamela Mason, a writer and actress. Schuyler appeared in several films as a child including, “The Child” (1954), “The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit” (1956), “Bigger Than Life” (1956), “Cry Terror!” (1958), “The Great St. […]

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  • Potter Palmer

    1826 - 1902

    Potter Palmer (1826 - 1902)

    Business Magnate, Real Estate Developer. He was responsible for much of the development of State Street in Chicago, Illinois in the late 1800s. Born in Potter’s Hollow, Albany County, New York, he was the son of a Quaker and prosperous farmer. After receiving a common school education, he became a store clerk at the age […]

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  • Poul Arne Bundgaard

    1922 - 1998

    Poul Arne Bundgaard (1922 - 1998)

    Actor. He was a versatile actor and tenor singer who appeared in operettas and musicals from his debut in 1947. From 1958 to 1973 he was engaged as an opera-singer by The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen and also as an actor 1969 to 1973 at the same theatre. Besides appearing on different private theatres he […]

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  • Poupée Andriot

    1899 - 1988

    Poupée Andriot (1899 - 1988)

    Actress. Appeared on stage and in motion pictures during the 1920s and 1930s. Married to famed cinematographer Lucien Andriot. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Lucien Andriot (1892 – 1979)* *Calculated relationship

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