• Gratton Hanley “Grat” Dalton

    1861 - 1892

    Gratton Hanley “Grat” Dalton (1861 - 1892)

    Outlaw.  Son of Lewis and Adeline Dalton, he was born near Lawrence, Kansas.  He had a brief career as a lawman.  While working as a deputy U.S. marshal, he got a bullet wound in his arm while attempting to arrest a suspect.  He soon got a bad reputation as a lawman, and he decided to […]

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  • Grayson Hall

    1922 - 1985

    Grayson Hall (1922 - 1985)

    Grayson Hall was born Shirley H. Grossman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1922, the only child of Eleanor and Joseph Grossman. Her father was from Latvia and her mother, who had acted in the Yiddish theatre, was from South Africa. Both were from Jewish immigrant families. When Hall was eight, her parents separated but never divorced. Hall […]

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  • Graziella Sciutti

    1927 - 2001

    Graziella Sciutti (1927 - 2001)

    Graziella Sciutti (17 April 1927 – 9 April 2001) was an Italian soprano opera singer and later vocal teacher and opera producer. Sciutti was born in Turin, Italy. Her parents were musical, her father being an organist; her mother was French. She studied privately with Ginevra Marinuzzi, then in Rome at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia […]

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  • Greene Erskine

    1797 - 1888

    Greene Erskine (1797 - 1888)

    Erskine made a fortune in the import/export business.  Named after Revolutionary War hero Nathaniel Green, (his mother’s second cousin), Green moved to New York City in 1831 & founded Knickerbocker magazine.  He later returned to St. Louis & was a successful grocer on Laclede’s Landing. (bio by: Connie Nisinger)

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  • Greer Garson

    1904 - 1996

    Greer Garson (1904 - 1996)

    Greer Garson was born on 29 September 1904 in Manor Park, East Ham, Essex, the only child of Nina (née Nancy Sophia Greer; died 1958) and George Garson (1865–1906), a commercial clerk in a London importing business. Her father was born in London, to Scottish parents, and her mother was from Drumaloor, Casar, County Down, […]

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  • Greg Allman

    1947 - 2017

    Greg Allman (1947 - 2017)

    Greg Allman Gregg Allman, the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69 of complications from liver cancer. Allman’s rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that the artist died Saturday afternoon. Allman “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia,” a statement on […]

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  • Greg Bond

    1954 - 1989

    Greg Bond (1954 - 1989)

    Actor, writer, musician.  Born in Calgary, Alberta, Bond became a fixture in the Toronto musical theatre scene, particularly after he got rave reviews for his performance as Rum Tum Tugger in CATS.  Prior to that, he appeared on stage all over Canada and in Sydney, Australia, in productions such as Oklahoma, Carousel, and Anne of […]

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  • Greg Giraldo

    1965 - 2010

    Greg Giraldo (1965 - 2010)

    Greg Giraldo Greg Giraldo, a comedian famous for his stinging insult humor, disgruntled rants and frequent appearances on Comedy Central’s highly watched roast series, died on Wednesday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 44. Mr. Giraldo had been hospitalized since Saturday night after he was found unconscious in a […]

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  • Greg Page

    1958 - 2009

    Greg Page (1958 - 2009)

    Greg Page Professional Boxer. He was the former WBA Heavyweight Champion from 1984 to 1985. He defeated Gerrie Coetzee to win the title and relinquished it to Tony Tubbs. Prior to turning professional, Page was a two-time National AAU Heavyweight Champion (1977 and 1978), and the National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion in 1978. He compiled […]

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  • Greg Shaw

    1949 - 2004

    Greg Shaw (1949 - 2004)

    Greg Shaw was born in San Francisco, California. He began writing about rock and roll music as a young teenager. His first zines were Tolkien-related, but among them was also a mimeographed sheet called Mojo Navigator (full title, “Mojo-Navigator Rock and Roll News”). Founded in 1966 by David Harris, with Shaw’s assistance, Mojo Navigator is […]

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  • Greg Willard

    1958 - 2013

    Greg Willard (1958 - 2013)

    While attending Long Beach State University, Greg Willard officiated football as a member of the Orange County Football Officials Association and worked as a high school basketball official before advancing to the Continental Basketball Association where he spent four years. Willard also spent four years officiating basketball in college’s PCAA (now Big West) and Pac-10 […]

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  • Gregg Barton

    1912 - 2000

    Gregg Barton (1912 - 2000)

    American Actor. He appeared in “Joan of Arc” (1948), “Massacre River” (1949), “Mule Train” (1950), “Gene Autry and The Mounties” (1951), “Apache Country” (1952), and “The Maverick” (1952). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and was awarded the Silver Star during the battle of Iwo Jima.  Inscription:1ST LT Note: WORLD WAR II

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  • Gregg Palmer

    1927 - 2015

    Gregg Palmer (1927 - 2015)

    Brown-haired and brown-eyed Gregg Palmer was born in San Francisco, California, to Norwegian parents. His father was a carpenter. He entered the United States Army Air Corps, forerunner of the Air Force, and became a cryptographer during World War II. He was discharged in 1946 as a sergeant. Sometimes known as “Grizzly”, Palmer worked as […]

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  • Gregg Toland

    1904 - 1948

    Gregg Toland (1904 - 1948)

    Gregg Toland, A.S.C. (May 29, 1904 – September 28, 1948) was an American cinematographer noted for his innovative use of lighting and techniques such as deep focus, examples of which can be found in his work on Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane and John Ford’s The Long Voyage Home. Toland was born in Charleston, Illinois on May […]

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  • Gregory B. Jarvis

    1944 - 1986

    Gregory B. Jarvis (1944 - 1986)

    Astronaut. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he entered active duty in the US Air Force in 1969 and was assigned to the Space Division in El Segundo, California. As a Communications Payload Engineer officer, he worked on advanced tactical communications satellites. After his discharge from the Air Force, he served in various spacecraft test and systems […]

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  • Gregory Bryant-Bey

    1955 - 2008

    Gregory Bryant-Bey (1955 - 2008)

    Gregory Bryant-Bey Bryant-Bey was sent by his mother to New York City to live with a woman who “adopted” him. The woman allegedly beat him regularly, and forced him to care for her daughter. When Bryant-Bey was 13, his mother brought him back to Toledo, then left him in the care of her ex-husband. Bryant-Bey […]

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  • Gregory Gaye

    1900 - 1993

    Gregory Gaye (1900 - 1993)

    Actor. He appeared in films such as “Dodsworth” (1936), “Ninotchka” (1939), “Casablanca” (1942) (as the german banker refused by Rick), “The Tall Men” (1951), “The World in His Arms” (1952), “The Eddy Duchin Story” (1956), “Auntie Mame” (1958) and “Meteor” (1979). (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Gregory Hines

    1946 - 2003

    Gregory Hines (1946 - 2003)

    Hines was born in New York City, the son of Alma Iola (Lawless) and Maurice Robert Hines, a dancer, musician, and actor. Hines began tapping when he was two years old, and began dancing semi-professionally at the age of five. Since then, he and his older brother Maurice performed together, studying with choreographer Henry LeTang. […]

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  • Gregory Jarvis

    1944 - 1986

    Gregory Jarvis (1944 - 1986)

    While pursuing his master’s degree at Northeastern, Gregory Jarvis worked at Raytheon in Bedford, Massachusetts, where he was involved in circuit design on the SAM-D missile. In July 1969, he entered active duty in the U.S. Air Force and was assigned to the Space Division in El Segundo, California. As a Communications Payload Engineer, in […]

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  • Gregory La Cava

    1892 - 1952

    Gregory La Cava (1892 - 1952)

    Gregory La Cava was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students’ League. Towards the end of 1915, William Randolph Hearst decided to create an animation studio to promote the comic strips printed in his newspapers. He called the new company International Film Service, and he hired La […]

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  • Gregory Nunzio Corso

    1930 - 2001

    Gregory Nunzio Corso (1930 - 2001)

    Poet, playwright and author Gregory Corso was a leading writer of the “Beat” movement of the 1950s and early 60s. Corso was the last survivor of the tribunal spearhead of the movement consisting of himself, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. His life begain in New York City to Italian immigrant parents. He was abandoned by […]

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  • Gregory Ratoff

    1897 - 1960

    Gregory Ratoff (1897 - 1960)

    Gregory Ratoff was born in Samara, Russia, near St. Petersburg, to Jewish parents, Sophie (nee Markison) and Benjamin Ratner. His mother claimed to have been born on September 1, 1878, but was married on June 14, 1894, when she would have been 15, to Benjamin Ratner (born 1864 – died 19??), with whom she had […]

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  • Gregory Scott Johnson

    1965 - 2005

    Gregory Scott Johnson (1965 - 2005)

    Gregory Scott Johnson (February 18, 1965 – May 25, 2005 at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana) was legally executed for beating and stomping 82-year-old Ruby Hutslar to death in Anderson, Indiana on June 23, 1985. He then set her house on fire in an attempt to conceal his crime.  Johnson sought a […]

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  • Gregson Edward “Greg” Bautzer

    1911 - 1987

    Gregson Edward “Greg” Bautzer (1911 - 1987)

    A Navy pilot in WWII, Bautzer was The Attorney to the Stars, representing Ginger Rogers, Ingrid Bergman and Joan Crawford to name a few, he also represented MGM owner Kirk Kerkorian and Howard Hughes. Engaged to actresses Barbara Payton, Lana Turner and Dorothy Lamour, he married actress Dana Wynter. He is also credited with founding […]

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  • Greta Garbo

    1905 - 1990

    Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990)

    Greta Garbo Actress. Born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson in Stockholm, Sweden to impoverished parents, she went to work at the age of 14, first as a lather girl in a barbershop, and then as a clerk in a department store. At age 17 she appeared in her first motion picture, “Luffar-Petter” (1922), playing a bathing beauty. […]

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  • Greta Nissen

    1906 - 1988

    Greta Nissen (1906 - 1988)

    Greta Nissen was born Grethe Rüzt-Nissen in Oslo, Norway, Nissen was originally a dancer. She debuted as a solo ballerina on the National Theatre in 1922. She toured in Norway and participated in several Danish films. Nissen made her Broadway debut as a ballerina in 1924. She had studied ballet with Mikhail Fokine. In early 1924, […]

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  • Gretchen Gailing

    1915 - 1961

    Gretchen Gailing (1915 - 1961)

    Actress. American stage and motion picture figure who appeared in Victor Fleming’s 1948 version of “Joan of Arc”. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Gretchen Hartman

    1897 - 1979

    Gretchen Hartman (1897 - 1979)

    Actress. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she was a in her teens as a stage performer under the name of Greta Arbin prior to making her screen debut in “Famous Players” (1914). A popular figure of the silent film era, her credits included “Colomba” (1915), “The Purple Lady” (1916), “Les Miserables” (1917), “The Bandbox” (1919), “Bride […]

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  • Gretchen Lederer

    1891 - 1955

    Gretchen Lederer (1891 - 1955)

    Actress. Born in Cologne, Germany, she was a leading lady of the silent film era appearing in over 80 films between 1912 and 1918. Her credits included “Hearts of Conflict” (1912), “The Violin Maker” (1915), “Lord John in New York” (1915), “The Grasp of Greed” (1916), “The Rescue” (1917) and “Wife or Country” (1918). Actor […]

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  • Gretchen Wyler

    1932 - 2007

    Gretchen Wyler (1932 - 2007)

    Actress. She appeared on stage, in films and television for over six decades.  After beginning her career during the 1950s as a dancer,  she first won fame for her performances in the Broadway productions of “Silk Stockings” and “Sly Fox”.  Wyler went on to appear in such TV series as “The Phil Silvers Show”, “Toast […]

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