• Grace Cunard

    1893 - 1967

    Grace Cunard (1893 - 1967)

    Actress. Born Harriet Mildred Jeffries, (Her sister was actress Mina Cunard Seymour.) Cunard made her Hollywood debut in 1908. Though hardly known today, Cunard was one of the many women who thrived in the business of the movies, acting in over 120 silent films, directing others, and writing more than 30 scripts. Playing opposite Francis […]

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  • Grace Gassette

    1871 - 1970

    Grace Gassette (1871 - 1970)

    Painter, Sculptor, Decorated With Highest Honors from France During World War One. Founder Women’s Athletic Club in Chicago. While in Paris was a student of Mary Cassat and friend of Gertrude Stein. The Smithsonian has her painting, “Fishing Boat Beached On The Shore.” Best known in the 1910s for her knowledge of the human anatomy […]

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  • Grace Hartigan

    1922 - 2008

    Grace Hartigan (1922 - 2008)

    After studying with Muse, Grace Hartigan and her husband attempted to move to Alaska to pioneer, though they only made it to California, where Hartigan started painting. In 1945 she made the move from California to New York City, where she was a lively participant in the vibrant artistic and literary milieu of the times. […]

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  • Grace Henderson

    1970 - 1944

    Grace Henderson (1970 - 1944)

    Actress. She appeared in over 120 silent films, such as “The Adventures of Billy”(1911), “A Mixed Affair”(1912), and “Day Dreams”(1919). On Broadway, some of her many appearnaces in original shows were “The Wife” (1887), “Under Southern Skies” (1902), ” Peter Pan” (1906), “The Hawk” (1914), “The Rise of Silas Lapham” (1919), and “A Lesson in […]

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  • Grace Kelly

    1929 - 1982

    Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982)

    Kelly was born November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, to an affluent family. Her paternal grandparents were Irish and her maternal grandparents were German. Her father, John B. Kelly, Sr., won three Olympic gold medals for sculler. He later founded a brickwork contracting company that became well known on the East Coast. He registered as a […]

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  • Grace Lee Boggs

    1915 - 2015

    Grace Lee Boggs (1915 - 2015)

    American Author and Activist. Born Grace Lee to Chinese immigrants, she was an author, philosopher and human rights activist who fought for civil rights, labor, feminism, the environment and other causes for seven decades. Raised in Queens, New York, at 16 she enrolled at Barnard College, graduated in 1935 with a degree in philosophy, and […]

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  • Grace Lee Whitney

    1930 - 2015

    Grace Lee Whitney (1930 - 2015)

    Whitney was born Mary Ann Chase in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was adopted by the Whitney family, who changed her name to Grace Elaine. She started her entertainment career as a “girl singer” on Detroit’s WJR radio at the age of fourteen. After she left home, she began to call herself Lee Whitney, eventually becoming […]

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  • Grace Noll Crowell

    1877 - 1969

    Grace Noll Crowell (1877 - 1969)

    Grace Noll Crowell was born in Inland Township in Cedar County, Iowa, to Adam and Sarah Noll. She was educated at the German-English college in Wilton, Iowa. Crowell first attempted writing poetry at the age of 8, but in a rare instance of non-support by her otherwise loving family, found her efforts laughed at as […]

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  • Grace Sutherland

    1970 - 1946

    Grace Sutherland (1970 - 1946)

    Vaudevillian Actress. Appeared in vaudeville acts in the 1880s along with her sisters. They were distinguished by their very long hair.  Family links:  Parents:  Fletcher Sutherland (1816 – 1888)  Mary Brink Sutherland (1824 – 1867)  Siblings:  Dora Sutherland (____ – 1926)*  Charles C. Sutherland (____ – 1887)*  Mary Sutherland (____ – 1939)*  Sarah Sutherland (1845 […]

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  • Grace Tully

    1900 - 1984

    Grace Tully (1900 - 1984)

    Grace Tully (9 August 1900 – 15 June 1984) was private secretary to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR). Grace Tully was born on 9 August 1900 in Bayonne, New Jersey. Her father was a businessman and a loyalist to the Democratic Party. He died when she was young, and Tully and her two sisters and […]

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  • Grace Valentine

    1882 - 1964

    Grace Valentine (1882 - 1964)

    Actress. Her film roles include “The New Adam and Eve” (1915), “ The Unchastened Woman” (1918), and “ Her Secret” (1933). Some of the original Broadway productions she appeared in were “The Yellow Jacket” (1912), “Trial Marriage” (1927), “The American Way” (1939), “A Story for Strangers” (1948), and “A Season in the Sun” (1950). (bio […]

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  • Grace Yearsley

    1895 - 1967

    Grace Yearsley (1895 - 1967)

    American motion picture actress in the silent era (1910s, 1920s). Later became one of the charter members of local 776 Motion Picture Film Editors. Married to actor Ralph Yearsley. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Gracie Allen

    1902 - 1964

    Gracie Allen (1902 - 1964)

    Comedienne, Actress. The wife of George Burns, for more than 30 years she appeared on radio, television, and film, playing a single scatterbrained character, with her husband playing opposite as the straight man. She was born Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen in San Francisco to George and Margaret Allen joining a family consisting of three […]

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  • Gracie Fields

    1899 - 1979

    Gracie Fields (1899 - 1979)

    Actress, Singer. Born Grace Stansfield in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, she made her first stage appearance as a child in 1905, and started her adult career in traveling revue troupes while earning extra money with factory work. After teaming with Archie Pitt, a well known comedian, he gave her career a boost when he began to […]

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  • Gracie Lantz

    1903 - 1992

    Gracie Lantz (1903 - 1992)

    Actress. She was the voice of cartoon character “Woody Woodpecker,” which was created by her husband, Walter Lantz.  Family links:  Spouse:  Walter Lantz (1899 – 1994)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Graciela Cimer

    1963 - 1989

    Graciela Cimer (1963 - 1989)

    Actress. Best remembered for her roles in soap operas “Jacinta Pichimahuida,” “Dos Para una Mentira,” “Ese Hombre Prohibido,” among others. She appeared in one movie “Jacinta Pichimahuida se Enamora,” 1977. (bio by: 380W) Cause of death: Suicide Note: cause of death: suicide

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  • Gracita Morales

    1928 - 1995

    Gracita Morales (1928 - 1995)

    Acclaimed Spanish Stage and Screen Character Actress. She often played comedic roles with a characteristic voice. She is best remembered for her films: “Maribel y la Extraña Familia” (1960), “Atraco a las Tres” (1962) “La Chica del Gato” (1962), “Más Bonita que Ninguna” (1965), “La Ciudad no es Para Mí” (1965), “Sor Citroen” (1968), “Juicio […]

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  • Graham Armitage

    1936 - 1999

    Graham Armitage (1936 - 1999)

    Actor. He was born in Manchester, England and died in South Africa. His film and television credits include “Cry, the Beloved Country,” “Kickboxer 5,” “Daisy,” “The Gods Must Be Crazy III,” “Going Bananas,” “Shaka Zulu,””Open All Hours,” “The Naked Civil Servant,””Two’s Company,” “Wodehouse Playhouse,” “Nearest and Dearest,” “Z Cars,” “The Boy Friend,””Public Eye,” “The Devils,” […]

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  • Graham Chapman

    1941 - 1989

    Graham Chapman (1941 - 1989)

    Comic Writer,  Performer. Born Graham Arthur Chapman in Leicester, England, the younger son of Walter and Edith Chapman. He attended Melton Mowbray Grammar School where he became involved in theatre. In 1959 he was admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge University where he studied medicine. He joined the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club where John Cleese […]

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  • Graham Crowden

    1922 - 2010

    Graham Crowden (1922 - 2010)

    Crowden was born in Edinburgh, the son of Anne Margaret (née Paterson) and Harry Graham Crowden. He was educated at Clifton Hall School and the Edinburgh Academy before serving briefly in the Royal Scots Youth Battalion of the army until he was injured in a bizarre accident. During arms drill he was shot by his […]

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  • Graham Hill

    1929 - 1975

    Graham Hill (1929 - 1975)

    Graham Hill did not pass his driving test until he was 24 years old, and he himself described his first car as “A wreck. A budding racing driver should own such a car, as it teaches delicacy, poise and anticipation, mostly the latter I think!”[citation needed] He had been interested in motorcycles but in 1954 […]

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  • Graham Young

    1947 - 1990

    Graham Young (1947 - 1990)

    Young was born in Neasden, north west London. His mother died a few months after his birth. He was sent by his father to live with an uncle and aunt, while his older sister went to live with grandparents. A few years later he was separated from his aunt and uncle in order to live […]

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  • Grandpa Jones

    1913 - 1998

    Grandpa Jones (1913 - 1998)

    Grandpa Jones He is best remembered as an old time country and gospel music singer banjo player who always wore his pants tucked inside his boots, whose animated performances were often characterized by his leg kicks and foot stomping, and as a charter cast member of the CBS television show “Hee Haw” that aired from […]

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  • Grant Adcox

    1950 - 1989

    Grant Adcox (1950 - 1989)

    Adcox’s Winston Cup career started in 1974, running a handful of races for father Herb Adcox with sponsorship backing from the family’s Chevrolet dealership in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In that year’s Winston 500 – considered one of the crown jewels of the sport – held at the fastest track on the circuit, the Talladega Superspeedway, Adcox […]

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  • Grant Hyde Code, Sr

    1896 - 1974

    Grant Hyde Code, Sr (1896 - 1974)

    Actor, teacher, dance and public-relations man. His acting debut was with Jane Cowl in “Madame X,” and since appeared on Broadway in “Too Late the Phalarope,” “The Legend of Lizzie” and “Dylan.” His films included “The Miracle Worker” and The Young Doctors.” Grant appeared on television in “The Bilko Show,” “Naked City” and “Serpico.” Films […]

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  • Grant Turner

    1912 - 1991

    Grant Turner (1912 - 1991)

    Grant Turner Grant Turner, a Grand Ole Opry announcer for a half-century, died Saturday of a heart aneurysm. He was 79. As he had for 47 years, Mr. Turner worked the Friday night Opry show. He died six hours later at Saint Thomas Hospital. “He worked every Friday and Saturday night, every weekend, doing what […]

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  • Grant Withers

    1904 - 1959

    Grant Withers (1904 - 1959)

    Born Granville G. Withers in Pueblo, Colorado, Grant Withers worked as an oil company salesman and newspaper reporter before breaking into films near the end of the silent era. His more-than-30-year acting career took off in the late 1920s. While in his twenties, his hairy-chested rugged good looks made him the leading man over such […]

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  • Granville Bates

    1882 - 1940

    Granville Bates (1882 - 1940)

    Actor. He had roles in 88 motion pictures during his career, including “Woman in the Dark,” “The Plainsman,” “They Won’t Forget,” “Under Suspicion,” “Mannequin,” “Each Dawn I Die,” “Of Mice and Men,” “My Favorite Wife,” and “Flowing Gold.”

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  • Gratien Gelinas

    1909 - 1999

    Gratien Gelinas (1909 - 1999)

    French-Canadian Actor. He appeared in the films “Les Tisserands Du Pouvoir: La Revolte” (1988), Les Tisserands Du Pouvoir” (1988), “Agnes Of God” (1985), “Cordelia” (1980), “Tit-Coq” (1953), “Metropole” (1947), and “Fridolinons” (1945). He also appeared in the television shows “The Family Plouffe” (1953), and “Aux Frontieres Du Possible” (1971-1974). He was the grandfather of Quebec […]

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  • Gratton Dalton

    1861 - 1892

    Gratton Dalton (1861 - 1892)

    It wasn’t long, however, before Gratton Dalton began looking for an easier way to make a living. He lost his job as a Deputy Marshal in 1890, being suspected for cattle rustling, and formed his gang. Its first members were his brother Bob Dalton, Charley Pierce, George “Bittercreek” Newcomb, Charlie “Blackface” Bryant, and Richard L. […]

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