• Ana Mariscal

    1923 - 1995

    Ana Mariscal (1923 - 1995)

    Actress, Motion Picture Director. She appeared in “Raza” (1941), “El tambor del Bruch” (1948), “Jeromín” (1953), “La violetera” (1958) and “La reina del chantecler” (1962). As Director she is best remembered for her film “El camino” (1963). (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Anabel Shaw

    1921 - 2010

    Anabel Shaw (1921 - 2010)

    Actress. She is remembered for her roles in the films “Shock” (1946, with Vincent Price and Lynn Bari), “Secret Beyond the Door…” (1947, with Joan Bennett and Michael Redgrave), and “Gun Crazy” (1950, with John Dall and Peggy Cummings). Born Marjorie Henshaw, she graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, California in 1943 and […]

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  • Anatole Dauman

    1925 - 1998

    Anatole Dauman (1925 - 1998)

    Anatole Dauman (7 February 1925 in Warsaw – 8 April 1998 in Paris) was a French film producer. He produced films by Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Bresson, Wim Wenders, Nagisa Oshima, Andrei Tarkovsky, Chris Marker, Volker Schlöndorff, Walerian Borowczyk, and Alain Resnais. He was a principal figure in Argos Films, a company that was a very […]

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  • Anatoli Firsov

    1941 - 2000

    Anatoli Firsov (1941 - 2000)

    Anatoli Vasilievich Firsov (Russian: Анатолий Васильевич Фирсов; 1 February 1941 – 24 July 2000) was a Russian ice hockey left wing and center, who competed internationally for the USSR. In the IIHF World Championships, he won the scoring title four times and was named the best forward three times. He was also named the most […]

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  • Anders Ek

    1916 - 1979

    Anders Ek (1916 - 1979)

    Actor. Educated at The Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm 1938-1941. Thereafter he was connected to the Royal Dramatic Theatre as well as the city theaters of Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. He has been called “An intellectual Stanislavski-actor with peculiar voice and strong physical appearance”. He made his film debute in 1940 with “Med livet som […]

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  • Anderson Ruffin Abbott

    1837 - 1913

    Anderson Ruffin Abbott (1837 - 1913)

    Abbott was born in Toronto as the son of Wilson Ruffin Abbott and Ellen (Toyer) Abbott. The Abbotts were a prominent black family in Toronto who had left Alabama as free people of color after their store had been ransacked. After living a short time in New York, they relocated to Upper Canada in 1835 […]

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  • Andra Akers

    1943 - 2002

    Andra Akers (1943 - 2002)

    Actress.  A blonde character actor,  she usually portrayed brassy sidekicks or tough businesswomen.  She appeared in the films “Murder a la Mod” (1968),  “The Wedding Party” (1969),  “Moment by Moment” (1978),  “E. Nick: A Legend in His Own Mind” (1984),  “Desert Hearts” (1985),  “Just Between Friends” (1986),  “Odd Jobs” (1986),  and “Nothing in Common” (1986), […]

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  • Andrae Crouch

    1942 - 2015

    Andrae Crouch (1942 - 2015)

    Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch, a gospel musician who bridged the worlds of church and mainstream music for more than 50 years, died Thursday afternoon. The 72-year-old singer, songwriter and choir director had been hospitalized since Saturday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area after suffering a heart attack. Crouch, sometimes called “the […]

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  • Andre Barlatier

    1882 - 1943

    Andre Barlatier (1882 - 1943)

    Cinematographer. A former cameraman for Pathe, the French-born Barlatier was brought to the United States by producer Carl Laemmle and shot several of Universal’s early prestige pictures, including “Neptune’s Daughter” (1914) and “A Daughter of the Gods” (1916), starring legendary swimmer Annette Kellerman. From 1924 to 1929 he was under contract at MGM, where he […]

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  • Andre Baruch

    1908 - 1991

    Andre Baruch (1908 - 1991)

    Narrator, announcer, voice actor. His was the familiar voice of the Pathé News newsreels before and after WWII. In a career spanning 60 years, he provided the signature introduction for such radio programs as “The Shadow,” “Your Hit Parade,” and “The Kate Smith Hour.” He did the announcing for the Brooklyn Dodgers for a short […]

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  • André Breton

    1896 - 1966

    André Breton (1896 - 1966)

    Poet, Author, Essayist, Founder of Surrealism. André Breton was born in the Normandy village of Tinchebray, the only child of shopkeepers.  His mother wanted him to become a physician and he went to Paris to study medicine.  While there his interests turned to art and literature.  He served as a medic during World War I […]

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  • Andre Brink

    1935 - 2015

    Andre Brink (1935 - 2015)

    Andre Brink was born in Vrede, in the Free State. Brink moved to Lydenburg, where he matriculated at Hoerskool Lydenburg in 1952 with seven distinctions, the second student from the then Transvaal to achieve this feat and studied Afrikaans literature in the Potchefstroom University of South Africa. His immense attachment with literature carried him to […]

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  • Andre Chenier

    1762 - 1794

    Andre Chenier (1762 - 1794)

    Poet. Born in Constantinople – what is today Istanbul, Turkey – the son of Louis Chénier, the French consul in Constantinople, and Elisabeth Santi-Lomaca of Greece. In 1773 he enrolled in the Collège de Navarre in Paris. In 1783 he became a cadet in a French regiment at Strasbourg, he had no affinity for military […]

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  • André Gill

    1840 - 1885

    André Gill (1840 - 1885)

    French painter and caricaturist, born in Paris, the illegitimate son of the Comte de Guines and Sylvie-Adeline Gosset.

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  • André Kim

    1935 - 2010

    André Kim (1935 - 2010)

    Andre Kim was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea, as Kim Bong-nam. The son of rural farmers, Kim attended Hanyeong High School and graduated from the Kukje Fashion Design Institute.  Kim has been in fashion design since 1962. At the age of 27 he opened Salon Andre in Sogong-dong, Central Seoul, becoming Korea’s first male fashion […]

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  • Andre Marie Amphere

    1775 - 1836

    Andre Marie Amphere (1775 - 1836)

    Andre-Marie Ampère was born on 20 January 1775 to Jean-Jacques Ampère, a prosperous businessman, and Jeanne Antoinette Desutières-Sarcey Ampère during the height of the French Enlightenment. He spent his childhood and adolescence at the family property at Poleymieux-au-Mont-d’Or near Lyon. Jean-Jacques Ampère, a successful merchant, was an admirer of the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose […]

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  • André Morell

    1909 - 1978

    André Morell (1909 - 1978)

    Morell was born Cecil André Mesritz in London, England, the son of André and Rosa Mesritz. Prior to taking up acting professionally he trained as a motor engineer, while also participating in amateur theatrical productions. He turned professional in 1934, initially acting under the name André Mesritz; he anglicised this to André Morell in 1936, […]

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  • Andre the Giant

    1946 - 1993

    Andre the Giant (1946 - 1993)

    Andre the Giant Professional wrestler and actor, born Andre Rene Roussimoff, on May 19, 1946, in Grenoble, France. Roussimoff suffered from acromegaly, or “giantism,” a endocrynological disorder that causes the body to secrete excessive amounts of growth hormones and produces continual growth, especially in the head, hands, and feet. He reportedly inherited the disease from […]

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  • Andrea Bregno

    1970 - 1970

    Andrea Bregno (1970 - 1970)

    Early Renaissance sculptor. His family was employed as the architects for the Doge’s Palace in Venice, when he was invited by Pope Pius II to move to Rome.  He began making a name for himself during the reign of Pope Sixtus IV when he was commissioned to work on several notable tombs for the cardinals […]

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  • Andrea King

    1919 - 2003

    Andrea King (1919 - 2003)

    Andrea King was born Georgette André Barry in Paris, France in 1919 to American Lovinia Belle Hart. At two months of age, she moved with her mother to the United States. She lived with her grandmother in Cleveland, Ohio, and Palm Beach, Florida, for the first four years of her life while her mother attended […]

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  • Andrea Lawrence

    1932 - 2009

    Andrea Lawrence (1932 - 2009)

    Andrea Lawrence was born in Rutland County, Vermont, to an alpine skiing family that owned and operated the Pico Peak ski area. At age 14 she made the national team, and at age 15 competed in the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where she placed eighth in the slalom, and sixth at the […]

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  • Andrea Leeds

    1914 - 1984

    Andrea Leeds (1914 - 1984)

    Andrea Leeds was born Antoinette Lees in Butte, Montana, the daughter of Chas and Lina Lees. Her father was an immigrant from England. She began her film career in 1934 playing bit parts and using her given name. As Andrea Leeds she played her first substantial role in the film Come and Get It (1936) and […]

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  • Andrea Licato

    1888 - 1920

    Andrea Licato (1888 - 1920)

    Organized Crime Figure. A member of the “Good Killers Society”, he was perhaps the most dangerous hitman for the Detroit mobs during the 1910s. He was tried and acquitted for the murder of Detroit Police detective Emmanuel Roggers, and eventually shot to the forefront of the Giannola-Vitale war by helping to betray his boss Tony […]

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  • Andrea Palma

    1903 - 1987

    Andrea Palma (1903 - 1987)

    Andrea Palma entered the hat business in the early 1920s and opened her own shop, called Casa Andrea (from where she took her first name as an actress, adding the last name of one of her clients, the elegant Mrs. Palma.) Known in the theater world, she had her first opportunity replacing her friend, the […]

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  • Andrea Palma

    1903 - 1987

    Andrea Palma (1903 - 1987)

    Actress. She was born in Durango, Mexico. She began her career on stage. During a time in Hollywood with his cousin Ramón Novarro, she was the hatter of Marlene Dietrich and later, she worked there in several films. With the time, she become a diva of Mexican cinema. Among other films, she appeared in “La […]

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  • Andree Putman

    1925 - 2013

    Andree Putman (1925 - 2013)

    Andrée Christine Aynard was born into a wealthy family of bankers and notables from Lyon. Her paternal grandfather, Edouard Aynard, founded the Maynard & Sons Bank; her paternal grandmother, Rose de Montgolfier, was a descendant of the hot-air balloon inventors’ family. Her father was a graduate from the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure who spoke seven […]

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  • Andrei Bely

    1880 - 1934

    Andrei Bely (1880 - 1934)

    Andrei Bely was born in Moscow, into a prominent intellectual family. His father, Nikolai Bugaev, was a leading mathematician who is regarded as a founder of the Moscow school of mathematics. His mother was not only highly intelligent but a famous society beauty, and the focus of considerable gossip. Young Boris was a polymath whose interests […]

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  • Andrés Carranque de Ríos

    1902 - 1936

    Andrés Carranque de Ríos (1902 - 1936)

    Author. He was born in Madrid, Spain. He is remembered for his books “Uno,” “La Vida Difícil” and “Cinematógrafo.” Also he worked in the cinema in seven films. For several magazines, he wrote short stories such as “Los Trabajadores” or “De Tres a Cinco de la Madrugada.” He was politically active, against fascism, and died […]

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  • Andrés Eloy Blanco

    1897 - 1955

    Andrés Eloy Blanco (1897 - 1955)

    Poet, Lawyer and Politician.  Co-founder of the Acción Democrática party.  Among his poems are:  “A un Año de tu Luz,” “Canto a España,” “Poda,” “Abigaìl,” “Las Uvas del Tiempo” and many others. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Andrew Alcott “Andy” Hallett

    1975 - 2009

    Andrew Alcott “Andy” Hallett (1975 - 2009)

    Actor, singer.  He is best known for the character Lorne that he played in the television series “Angel”.  Lorne was a good guy, green-skinned, red-horned demon that ran a karaoke club in the series.  Ironically, it was in a karaoke club that Hallett performed at that he was discovered and encouraged to audition for the […]

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