• Cap Anson

    1852 - 1922

    Cap Anson (1852 - 1922)

    Adrian Constantine Anson (April 17, 1852 – April 14, 1922), nicknamed “Cap” (for “Captain”) and “Pop”, was a Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman. Including his time in the National Association (NA), he played a record 27 consecutive seasons. Cap Anson was regarded as one of the greatest players of his era and one of […]

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  • Capital Steez

    1993 - 2012

    Capital Steez (1993 - 2012)

    Courtney Everald Dewar, Jr. was born in New York City to Jamaican parents. His father died when he was in high school. He began rapping in 2009, then known as Jay STEEZ, with his friend Jakk the Rhymer. Together they formed a group called The 3rd Kind. Their first mixtape was titled The Yellow Tape, […]

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  • Capt James Howard

    1814 - 1876

    Capt James Howard (1814 - 1876)

    Steamboat Builder. Considered by many to be the most successful steamboat builder in American history. Founder of the Howard Shipyards in Jeffersonville, Indiana on the banks of the Ohio River. Steamboats built by Howard included the “James Howard” and the second “Robert E. Lee.”  Of Civil War Fame: the “Glendy Burke,” the “General Buell” and […]

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  • Capt Kit Dalton

    1843 - 1920

    Capt Kit Dalton (1843 - 1920)

    Western Outlaw. Born in Kentucky, during the Civil War, he fought for the Confederacy and served as a Captain in William Quantrill’s Raiders. After the war he rode with Cole Younger, Jesse and Frank James in a series of robberies through out Kentucky and Tennessee. Five territory governors had set a price upon the head […]

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  • Capucine

    1933 - 1990

    Capucine (1933 - 1990)

    Actress. More famous in Europe than America, yet she seduced John Wayne in “North to Alaska” and was the perfect comic foil as Peter Sellers’ wife, Simone, in the classic “Pink Panther.”  Her beauty was undeniable and her comedic timing impeccable.  She was genuine, whether her feet were tickled in “North to Alaska” or just […]

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  • Cardella DiMilo

    1930 - 2003

    Cardella DiMilo (1930 - 2003)

    Actress. Born in Oklahoma, she was a popular blues singer when she made her film debut in “Blackenstein” (1973), which she also composed the music for. Her other credits included “Dolemite” (1975), “Rude” (1982), “Penitentiary” (1979) and “Pirates Of Silicon Valley” (1999). For television, she was best remembered for the role of ‘Lucille Pinkney’ on […]

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  • Carl “Andy” Capasso

    1945 - 2001

    Carl “Andy” Capasso (1945 - 2001)

    Crime Figure. “Millionaire tax cheat” Carl “Andy” Capasso, the ex-lover of former Miss America Bess Myerson and a key player in one of the most lurid scandals of the New York City “Koch era,” died of cancer at his Upper East Side apartment, one month after being diagnosed. Capasso, a sewer contractor, was at the […]

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  • Carl A. Grubert, Jr

    1911 - 1979

    Carl A. Grubert, Jr (1911 - 1979)

    Cartoonist. He was the creator of the comic strip “The Berrys”,  which ran nationally from 1942 to 1974. A 1934 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he previously worked in advertising in Chicago before turning to writing comic strips. During World War II he served with the United States Navy.  (bio by: K)

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  • Carl Akeley

    1864 - 1926

    Carl Akeley (1864 - 1926)

    Carl Akeley was born in Clarendon, New York, and grew up on a farm, attending school for only three years. He learned taxidermy from David Bruce in Brockport, New York, and then entered an apprenticeship in taxidermy at Ward’s Natural Science Establishment in Rochester, New York. While at Ward’s Carl Akeley also helped mount P.T. […]

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  • Carl Ballantine

    1917 - 2009

    Carl Ballantine (1917 - 2009)

    Kessler was born in Chicago, Illinois. Nicknamed the “Jipper,” he was inspired at age 9 by his barber who would do magic tricks with thimbles while cutting his hair. His first job was working as a printer. In the 1930s, Kessler was doing professional straight magic as “Count Marakoff”, “Carlton Sharpe”, and “Carl Sharp” in […]

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  • Carl Barks

    1901 - 2000

    Carl Barks (1901 - 2000)

    Cartoonist, artist and painter. Born to William Barks and his wife Arminta Johnson. Carl had one older brother named Clyde. Carl always admitted he had a lonely childhood, only 10 students including himself in the small schoolhouse two miles away from his home that he walked every morning. In 1908 Carl and his family moved […]

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  • Carl Bechstein

    1826 - 1900

    Carl Bechstein (1826 - 1900)

    Entrepreneur. He founded the C. Bechstein Pianoforte Co., considered one of the world’s finest piano manufacturers, in Berlin in 1853. The sonorous yet creamy sound of this company’s instruments influenced composer Claude Debussy, who once enthused,  “All piano music should be written for Bechsteins”,  and over the years they have been favored by such virtuosos […]

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  • Carl Betz

    1921 - 1978

    Carl Betz (1921 - 1978)

    Growing up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon, Carl Betz began his acting career unofficially in grammar school when he formed a theatrical company with friends, performing plays in his grandmother’s basement. After graduating from Mount Lebanon High School in 1939, he won scholarship to Duquesne University. During the summer, Betz performed in a […]

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  • Carl Brisson

    1893 - 1958

    Carl Brisson (1893 - 1958)

    Carl Brisson (24 December 1893 – 25 September 1958), born Carl Frederik Ejnar Pedersen, was a Danish film actor and singer. He appeared in thirteen films between 1918 and 1935, including two silent films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In the 1934 film Murder at the Vanities, he introduced the popular song “Cocktails for Two”. Prior to […]

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  • Carl Butler

    1927 - 1992

    Carl Butler (1927 - 1992)

    Carl Butler Carl Robert Butler was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 2, 1927. He grew up influenced by Roy Acuff and the old time music around his home. He began singing at local dances at the age of 12 and, after service in World War II, sang with several bluegrass bands and then as […]

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  • Carl Civella

    1910 - 1994

    Carl Civella (1910 - 1994)

    Organized Crime Figure. Brother of Kansas City Crime Boss Nick Civella. When Nick died in prison Carl became boss of the family and in 1984 he was sentenced to thirty years in federal prison for his role in skimming more than $280,000 from the Las Vegas Tropicana and almost $2 million from casinos run by […]

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  • Carl David Anderson

    1905 - 1991

    Carl David Anderson (1905 - 1991)

    Anderson was born in New York City, the son of Swedish immigrants. He studied physics and engineering at Caltech (B.S., 1927; Ph.D., 1930). Under the supervision of Robert A. Millikan, he began investigations into cosmic rays during the course of which he encountered unexpected particle tracks in his (modern versions now commonly referred to as […]

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  • Carl E. “Rocky” Beane

    1952 - 2012

    Carl E. “Rocky” Beane (1952 - 2012)

    Sports Announcer. He served as the voice of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park from 2003 until his death. As a child he would go to Red Sox games and the voice he heard was that of their legendary public address announcer Sherm Feller who greatly influenced his decision to pursue a career in […]

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  • Carl Foreman

    1914 - 1984

    Carl Foreman (1914 - 1984)

    Born in Chicago, Illinois, to a working-class Jewish family, he was the son of Fanny (Rozin) and Isidore Foreman. He studied at the University of Illinois. As a student in the 1930s, he became an advocate of revolutionary socialism and joined the American Communist Party. After graduating from university, Carl Foreman moved to Hollywood where […]

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  • Carl Frederick Gaertner

    1898 - 1952

    Carl Frederick Gaertner (1898 - 1952)

    Artist, Author. Through his entire adult life, Gaertner was both a painter and a teacher. His work was represented by the Macbeth Gallery in New York. In the Cleveland tradition. Gaertner painted both in oil and watercolor. His pictures address a variety of subjects but his scenes of industrial Cleveland and Pittsburgh are among his […]

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  • Carl Harbaugh

    1886 - 1960

    Carl Harbaugh (1886 - 1960)

    Actor. Motion picture actor, writer, and director of the 1910s through the 1950s. Appeared with Humphrey Bogart in the 1941 film-noir thriller “High Sierra”. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Frances Lawson Bouis Harbaugh (1892 – 1922)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Carl Hatch

    1889 - 1963

    Carl Hatch (1889 - 1963)

    Carl Atwood Hatch (November 27, 1889 – September 15, 1963) was a Democratic Party politician from New Mexico who represented New Mexico in the United States Senate from 1933 until 1949, and was later a United States federal judge. Hatch was born in Kirwin, Kansas, and attended public schools in Kansas and Oklahoma. In 1912 he […]

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  • Carl Henry Ahrens

    1862 - 1936

    Carl Henry Ahrens (1862 - 1936)

    Artist.  Prominent in early 20th century North American art, he was most noted for his landscape paintings. Studying with artists William Merritt Chase, George Inness and William Keith, his work ranged from tonalism (painting that utilized the overall tone of colored atmosphere or mist) in the early part of his career to post-impressionistic in the […]

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  • Carl Hubbell

    1903 - 1988

    Carl Hubbell (1903 - 1988)

    Carl Hubbell was born in Carthage, Missouri and raised in Meeker, Oklahoma. He was originally signed by the Detroit Tigers and was invited to spring training in 1926. However, pitching coach George McBride and player-manager Ty Cobb weren’t impressed with him. Additionally, they were concerned about his reliance on a screwball, a pitch that some […]

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  • Carl Jonas Love Almqvist

    1793 - 1866

    Carl Jonas Love Almqvist (1793 - 1866)

    Composer, Author. He died in Bremen, Germany and was first buried there. The body was moved to Solna in 1901 and reburied there.

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  • Carl Klausmann

    1970 - 1859

    Carl Klausmann (1970 - 1859)

    Born in Germany, Klausmann apprenticed to a painter & mastered his trade working as a journeyman sign painter before coming to the U.S. in 1839. Settling in Kentucky, he met Miss M.A. Uhrig, whose brothers later became famous beer brewing pioneers in St. Louis. The couple married & came to St. Louis & opened a […]

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  • Carl Laemmle

    1908 - 1979

    Carl Laemmle (1908 - 1979)

    Carl Laemmle, Jr., was born on April 28, 1908. He was the son of Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal Pictures. He had a sister Rosabelle. His mother was Recha Laemmle (née Stern), who died in 1919 when Carl, Jr. was eleven years old. She was buried in Salem Fields Cemetery, in the Glendale section […]

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  • Carl Ludvig Engel

    1778 - 1840

    Carl Ludvig Engel (1778 - 1840)

    German Architect. Also known as Johann Carl Ludwig Engel, he is noted for his 19th century neoclassical architecture that transformed the look of the city of Helsinki, Finland from 1816 to 1840.  His early education came as a surveyor at the Berlin Bauakademie, graduating as an architect in 1804.  He first worked for the Prussian […]

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  • Carl Michael Bellman

    1740 - 1795

    Carl Michael Bellman (1740 - 1795)

    Carl Michael Bellman; 4 February 1740 – 11 February 1795) was a Swedish poet, songwriter, composer and performer. Bellman is a central figure in the Swedish song tradition and remains a powerful influence in Swedish music, as well as in Scandinavian literature, to this day. Bellman is best known for two collections of poems set to […]

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  • Carl N. Karcher

    1917 - 2008

    Carl N. Karcher (1917 - 2008)

    Entrepreneur. In 1941, he made a $326 investment in a hot dog stand and turned it into the multimillion-dollar fast food empire known as Carl Jr.’s restaurants. CKE Restaurants Inc., the company Karcher founded, operates 3,052 restaurants in 42 states and 13 countries, employees 62,000 people and has annual sales in excess of $1 billion. […]

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