• Robert Morley

    1908 - 1992

    Robert Morley (1908 - 1992)

    Morley was born in Semley, Wiltshire, England, the son of Gertrude Emily (née Fass) and Robert Wilton Morley, a Major in the British Army. His mother came from a German family that had emigrated to South Africa. Morley attended Wellington College, Berkshire, which he hated, followed by RADA. As he was a famous “Old Wellingtonian”, […]

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  • Robert Novak

    1931 - 2009

    Robert Novak (1931 - 2009)

    Robert Novak (February 26, 1931 – August 18, 2009) was an American syndicated columnist, journalist, television personality, author, and conservative political commentator. After working for two newspapers before serving for the U.S. Army in the Korean War, he became a reporter for the Associated Press and then for The Wall Street Journal. He teamed up […]

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  • Robert Orville Anderson

    1917 - 2007

    Robert Orville Anderson (1917 - 2007)

    Robert Orville Anderson was born in Chicago on April 13, 1917, to the Swedish immigrants Hugo A. Anderson and Hilda Nelson. His father was a prominent banker who, Anderson often said, was the first banker in the U.S. “who loaned money on oil in the ground.”  Robert attended the Laboratory Elementary and High Schools of […]

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  • Robert Overmyer

    1936 - 1996

    Robert Overmyer (1936 - 1996)

    Robert Overmyer was the Pilot for STS-5, the first fully operational flight of the Shuttle program, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on November 11, 1982. He was accompanied by spacecraft commander Vance D. Brand and two Mission Specialists, Joseph P. Allen and William B. Lenoir. STS-5, the first mission with a four-man crew, […]

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  • Robert Paxton

    1902 - 1980

    Robert Paxton (1902 - 1980)

    Industrialist. He joined the General Electric company in 1923 as an engineer, advanced in the manufacturing and administrative operations of the company and served as president from 1958-1961.  Family links:  Spouse:  S. Louise Paxton (1910 – 2003)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Robert Peter Tristram Coffin

    1892 - 1955

    Robert Peter Tristram Coffin (1892 - 1955)

    Author, Poet. He is best known as the author of more than three dozen works of literature, poetry and history, including the book Strange Holiness, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1936. His early poetry was derivative of classical forms (e.g., sonnets) and in verbiage and subject archaic. His mature poetry is marked […]

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  • Robert Phelps

    1970 - 1890

    Robert Phelps (1970 - 1890)

    Master of Sidney Sussex College (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Robert Prosky

    1930 - 2008

    Robert Prosky (1930 - 2008)

    Prosky, a Polish American, was born Robert Joseph Porzuczek in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Helen Porzuczek. His father was a grocer and butcher. He was raised in a working-class neighborhood and studied at the American Theatre Wing, later graduating from Temple University. He performed at Old Academy Players, a small […]

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  • Robert Quarry

    1925 - 2009

    Robert Quarry (1925 - 2009)

    Quarry was born in Santa Rosa, California, the son of Mable (née Shoemaker) and Paul Quarry, a doctor. His grandmother was an actress. He left school at the age of 14 to pursue a career in radio.  During World War II in November 1943, Quarry joined the United States Army, where he formed a theatrical […]

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  • Robert R. “Satch” Armstrong

    1931 - 1990

    Robert R. “Satch” Armstrong (1931 - 1990)

    Professional Hockey Player. A native of Toronto, Ontario, ‘Bob’ Armstrong stood 6’01, and weighed 180lbs. He played the position of Defense for teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL), and the Eastern Pacific Hockey League (EPHL), including the Boston Bruinns from 1950 to 1962, Hershey Bears from 1951 to 1952, Springfield […]

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  • Robert R. Livingston

    1746 - 1813

    Robert R. Livingston (1746 - 1813)

    Statesman, Inventor, Entrepreneur. He was born a member of one of the great land-owning colonial families of New York. Robert spend his early years here and entered King’s College (Columbia University) at the age of 15. Livingston served from 1775 to 1777 in the Continental Congress, where he was one of the five drafters of […]

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  • Robert Reed

    1932 - 1992

    Robert Reed (1932 - 1992)

    Robert Reed Robert Reed is best remembered as playing the role of ‘Kenneth Preston’ on the television drama “The Defenders,” that aired from 1961 to 1965 as well as the character ‘Mike Brady’ on the ABC television sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” which aired from 1969 to 1974. Born John Robert Rietz, Jr. in Highland Park, Illinois, […]

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  • Robert Remak

    1815 - 1865

    Robert Remak (1815 - 1865)

    Robert Remak (26 July 1815 – 29 August 1865) was a Jewish Polish/German embryologist, physiologist, and neurologist, born in Posen, Prussia, who discovered that the origin of cells was by the division of pre-existing cells. as well as several other key discoveries. According to historian Paul Weindling, Rudolf Virchow, one of the founders of modern cell […]

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  • Robert Reynold Merhige, Jr

    1919 - 2005

    Robert Reynold Merhige, Jr (1919 - 2005)

    United States District Court Judge, he is mostly known for his rulings on desegregation. After receiving his law degree, he served in the Army Air Forces in World War II. In 1967 he was appointed as a Federal Judge by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Judge Merhige ordered dozens of school systems to desegregate. His rulings […]

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  • Robert Ripley

    1890 - 1949

    Robert Ripley (1890 - 1949)

    In 1919 Robert Ripley married Beatrice Roberts. He made his first trip around the world in 1922, delineating a travel journal in installments. This ushered in a new topic for his cartoons: unusual and exotic foreign locales and cultures. Because he took the veracity of his work quite seriously, in 1923, Ripley hired a researcher […]

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  • Robert S. Baker

    1916 - 2009

    Robert S. Baker (1916 - 2009)

    Motion Picture and Television Producer, Director. Along with Monty Berman he co-produced many British films and television programs, most notably the hit 1960s series “The Saint”,  which starred Roger Moore. Born in London, Baker worked as a photographer before serving in the Army Film and Photograph Unit where he would meet Berman during World War […]

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  • Robert S. Duncanson

    1970 - 1872

    Robert S. Duncanson (1970 - 1872)

    Artist. He was one the first African-American painters to garner international acclaim. Duncanson was especially noted for his landscapes,  which were influenced by the Hudson River School. He was born to a free black family in upstate New York. His grandfather, Charles Duncanson, was an emancipated slave from Virginia who came to New York in […]

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  • Robert Samuel “Sam” McLaughlin

    1871 - 1972

    Robert Samuel “Sam” McLaughlin (1871 - 1972)

    Businessman, Philanthropist. A native of Oshawa, Ontario, he is best known as the founder of the McLaughlin Motor Car Company in 1907, the first major automobile manufacturer in Canada. He began working with his father at the family business of McLaughlin Carriage Works in 1887, and gradually with the help of Buick personality William C. […]

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  • Robert Samuel Carson

    1909 - 1979

    Robert Samuel Carson (1909 - 1979)

    Actor. He was the older brother of fellow actor Jack Carson. He appeared in 185 titles including TV series “Here’s Lucy”, “Green Acres”, “Petticoat Junction”, “The Lucy Show”, “Bonanza”, “Mister Ed”, “Maverick”, “Cheyenne”, “The Lone Ranger”, and “Perry Mason” among numerous others. He also appeared in the movies “The Buccaneer” (1961), “Sweet Smell of Success” […]

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  • Robert Schommer

    1946 - 2001

    Robert Schommer (1946 - 2001)

    Robert A. Schommer (December 9, 1946 – December 12, 2001) was an American observational astronomer. He was a professor at Rutgers University and later a project scientist for the U.S. office of the Gemini Observatory Project at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile. He was known for his wide range of research interests, […]

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  • Robert Schuller

    1926 - 2015

    Robert Schuller (1926 - 2015)

    Robert Harold Schuller was born on September 16, 1926, near Alton, Iowa, the son of Jennie (née Beltman) and Anthony Schuller. He was the youngest of four children. All of his grandparents were Dutch immigrants, and he was raised on his parents’ farm nearby in a small-knit community of Dutch-Americans, without running water. As a […]

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  • Robert Schumann

    1810 - 1856

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)

    Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could […]

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  • Robert Seymour Bridges

    1844 - 1930

    Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 - 1930)

    Poet Laureate. He was born in Walmer, Kent and was educated at Eton and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He went on to study medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital which he later practised. In 1882 he abandoned medical practice to devote himself to writing.  Two years later, on September 3, 1884, he married Monica Waterhouse. They […]

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  • Robert Shaw

    1927 - 1978

    Robert Shaw (1927 - 1978)

    Robert Shaw was born in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, in 1927. His mother, Doreen (née Avery), was a former nurse born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, and his father, Thomas Shaw, was a doctor. He had three sisters, Elizabeth, Joanna, and Wendy, and one brother, Alexander (Sandy).When he was seven, the family moved to Stromness, Orkney, Scotland. […]

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  • Robert Shayne

    1900 - 1992

    Robert Shayne (1900 - 1992)

    Robert Shayne Shayne originally worked as a journalist before becoming an actor, and his first stage appearances were with repertory companies in Alabama. By 1931, he had established the first of many Broadway credits in The Rap.  His other Broadway shows include Yellow Jack (1934), The Cat and the Canary (1935), Whiteoaks (1938), with Ethel […]

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  • Robert Shulman

    1954 - 2006

    Robert Shulman (1954 - 2006)

    Robert Shulman (March 28, 1954 – April 13, 2006) was an American serial killer. Shulman, a postal worker from Hicksville, New York on Long Island, was convicted of murdering five prostitutes between 1991 and 1996, the year when he was arrested. Looking for the murder site, a detective canvassing hotels heard about a man driving a […]

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  • Robert Simpson

    1834 - 1897

    Robert Simpson (1834 - 1897)

    Founder of Simpson’s Department Store.

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  • Robert Somers Brookings

    1850 - 1932

    Robert Somers Brookings (1850 - 1932)

    Robert worked with his elder brother for Cupples & Marston, a wood products manufacturing company. He eventually became a partner in the business at the age of 21. After turning Cupples into a leader in its industry, Brookings retired at the age of 46 and turned his attention to Washington University Corporation. He purchased many […]

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  • Robert Sterling

    1917 - 2006

    Robert Sterling (1917 - 2006)

    After signing with Columbia Pictures in 1939, he changed his name to Robert Sterling to avoid confusion with silent western star William S. Hart. His name was legally changed while he was a second lieutenant officer attending flight training in Marfa in West Texas in 1943. In 1939, he performed with Shemp Howard, of “The Three […]

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  • Robert Stevenson

    1905 - 1986

    Robert Stevenson (1905 - 1986)

    Robert Stevenson (31 March 1905 – 30 April 1986) was an English film writer and director. He was educated at Cambridge University where he became the president of both the Liberal Club and the Cambridge Union Society. After directing a number of British films, including King Solomon’s Mines (1937), he was given a contract by David […]

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