• Brian Bedford

    1935 - 2016

    Brian Bedford (1935 - 2016)

    Brian Bedford was born in Morley, West Yorkshire, the son of Ellen (née O’Donnell) and Arthur Bedford, a postman. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London from 1952-55. Primarily a stage actor, he was known for his English-speaking interpretations of the French playwright Molière, including Tony Award nominated performances in Tartuffe, The Molière […]

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  • Brian Daley

    1947 - 1996

    Brian Daley (1947 - 1996)

    Brian Daley was born in Englewood, New Jersey at Englewood Hospital, to Charles and Myra Daley. He has an older brother, David, and younger sister, Myra. He grew up in Rockleigh, New Jersey and graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan in 1965. He then joined the army and served a year-long […]

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  • Brian De Benedictis

    1964 - 2003

    Brian De Benedictis (1964 - 2003)

    Actor. de Benedictis appeared in the films, “If Luck Were All,” “If Luck Would Have It” (2003), “What Alice Found” (2003), which won an award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. He also made television appearances on “As The World Turns,” “One Life To Live,” “100 Centre Street,” “Mary Remembers,” and “Tough Crowd” hosted by […]

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  • Brian Donlevy

    1901 - 1972

    Brian Donlevy (1901 - 1972)

    Brian Donlevy was born in 1901 in Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland, to Rebecca (née Parks) and Thomas Donlevy. Sometime between 1910 and 1912 the family moved to Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, where Donlevy’s father worked as a supervisor at the Brickner Woolen Mills. When the local Army National Guard company was called into service for the Pancho […]

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  • Brian Epstein

    1934 - 1967

    Brian Epstein (1934 - 1967)

    Brian Samuel Epstein (/ɛpstaɪn/; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was an English music entrepreneur, best known for managing the Beatles. Brian Epstein first discovered the Beatles in November 1961 during a lunchtime Cavern Club performance. He was instantly impressed and saw great potential in the group. Epstein was rejected by nearly all major recording […]

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  • Brian Glover

    1934 - 1997

    Brian Glover (1934 - 1997)

    Glover was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, but grew up in Barnsley. His father was a wrestler, performing as the “Red Devil”. He attended Barnsley Grammar School and the University of Sheffield, where he supplemented his student grant with appearances as a professional wrestler, going under the ring name “Leon Arras the Man […]

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  • Brian Hayles

    1931 - 1978

    Brian Hayles (1931 - 1978)

    Brian Hayles (March 7, 1931 – October 30, 1978) was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. His body of work as a writer for television and film, most notably for the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, lasted from 1963 to 1989. Hayles wrote six stories for Doctor Who and is best known for his creation of […]

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  • Brian Hutton

    1935 - 2014

    Brian Hutton (1935 - 2014)

    Brian Hutton was born in New York City and studied at the Actors Studio. Brian Hutton had a brief acting career between 1954–62, including an appearance as an army deserter in the episode “Custer” in Gunsmoke (series 2, 1956), as well as two guest appearances on Perry Mason in 1957: he played Rod Gleason in […]

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  • Brian Jones

    1942 - 1969

    Brian Jones (1942 - 1969)

    Brian Jones Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was the founder and original bandleader of the Rolling Stones. Jones was a multi-instrumentalist, with his main instruments being the guitar, harmonica and keyboards. His innovative use of traditional or folk instruments, such as the sitar and marimba, was integral to the […]

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  • Brian Keith

    1921 - 1997

    Brian Keith (1921 - 1997)

    Brian Keith was born Robert Alba Keith in Bayonne, New Jersey, on November 14, 1921, to actor Robert Keith and stage actress Helena Shipman, a native of Aberdeen, Washington. Some sources also list his full name as Brian Robert Keith. He was raised Roman Catholic. His parents divorced, and he moved to Hollywood and started […]

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  • Brian Leo Bianchini

    1978 - 2004

    Brian Leo Bianchini (1978 - 2004)

    Actor and Model. Bianchini was born on July 16, 1978. He appeared in the films, “Girl For Girl” (2000), “The Brotherhood” (2002), and “The Black Magic” (2002). Also a top male model who fequently posed nude or clothed, Bianchini was listed on the list of the fifty most beautiful men in America.  Family links:  Parents: […]

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  • Brian Steckel

    1968 - 2005

    Brian Steckel (1968 - 2005)

    On September 2, 1994, Steckel knocked on Long’s door and asked if he could use her telephone. He then unplugged the telephone and demanded sex from her. After she refused, he threw her onto a couch and attempted to strangle her with some pantyhose. The pantyhose broke, so he continued his attack with a sock. […]

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  • Brian Wilde

    1927 - 2008

    Brian Wilde (1927 - 2008)

    Though born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, he was brought up in Devon and Hertfordshire and attended Hertford Grammar School. He trained as an actor at RADA. He had a small part in the horror film Night of the Demon (1957). He had an earlier role as a small time crook in the 1954 film “Forbidden Cargo” (uncredited) […]

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  • Bridget “The Black Donnellys” Donnelly

    1858 - 1880

    Bridget “The Black Donnellys” Donnelly (1858 - 1880)

    Members of a mystery-shrouded family known as the ‘Black Donnellys’ and believed, in Canadian folklore, to have been been the source of ‘bad luck’ that befell the town of Lucan, Ontario. The family feuded with townfolk for 33 years before one fateful night when their homestead was burned to the ground, taking many members of […]

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  • Bridgette Andersen

    1975 - 1997

    Bridgette Andersen (1975 - 1997)

    Actress. Bridgette Andersen was best known as the title character in the 1982 comedy,”Savannah Smiles”. Born Bridgette Marriah Andersen in Inglewood, California, she showed expectational intelligence from a young age. By age 2, she was able to read and noted Ernest Hemingway as her favorite author. That same year, she decided she wanted to be […]

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  • Brigid Bazlen

    1944 - 1989

    Brigid Bazlen (1944 - 1989)

    Actress. She was discovered at the age of seven when an NBC executive saw her waiting for a school bus in front of her home. For two years she played the role of the daughter on an early television soap opera called Hawkins Falls which was produced in Chicago. In 1958, she played the self […]

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  • Brigitte Helm

    1906 - 1996

    Brigitte Helm (1906 - 1996)

    Brigitte Helm (17 March 1906 – 11 June 1996) was a German actress, best remembered for her dual role as Maria and her double, the Maschinenmensch, in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film Metropolis. Born Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm in Berlin, Helm’s first role was that of Maria in Metropolis which she began work on while only […]

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  • Briony McRoberts

    1957 - 2013

    Briony McRoberts (1957 - 2013)

    On television, Briony McRoberts played “Tessa Kilpin” in Episode 057 (05.11) ‘No Stone’ of The Professionals, and appeared in television programmes including The Bill, EastEnders, Taggart, The Crezz and Diamonds. She had a regular role as Lady Laird Sam Hagan in the Scottish soap Take the High Road for STV from 1990 to 1999. In […]

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  • Brittany Murphy

    1977 - 2009

    Brittany Murphy (1977 - 2009)

    Brittany Anne Bertolotti was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti, who divorced when she was two years old, and Murphy was raised by her mother in Edison, New Jersey. Bertolotti was so estranged from the family that he was not named as the father on the first death certificate. Prior to her enrolling at Edison High […]

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  • Brock Peters

    1927 - 2005

    Brock Peters (1927 - 2005)

    Peters was born George Fisher in New York City, the son of Alma A. (née Norford) and Sonnie Fisher, a sailor. He was African American. Peters set his sights on a show business career early on, at the age of 10. A product of New York’s famed High School of Music and Art, Peters initially fielded […]

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  • Brock Speer

    1920 - 1999

    Brock Speer (1920 - 1999)

    Brock Speer Gospel Singer. Born Houston, Alabama, he was a member of the Speer Family Singers, known as the “First Family of Southern Gospel music”. While still a small boy in the late 1920s, he began to perform with his family on stage. As he matured, his smooth bass voice became a trademark of group’s […]

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  • Brockholst Livingston

    1757 - 1823

    Brockholst Livingston (1757 - 1823)

    United States Supreme Court Associate Justice. He was born on a Friday to William Livingston and Susanna French and given the name Henry Brockholst Livingston. He would soon drop the first name in both his professional and private lives. He was the nephew of Philip Livingston, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and brother-in-law […]

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  • Broderick Crawford

    1911 - 1986

    Broderick Crawford (1911 - 1986)

    Broderick Crawford returned to vaudeville and radio, which included a period with the Marx Brothers on the radio comedy show Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel. He played his first serious character as a footballer in She Loves Me Not at the Adelphi Theatre, London in 1932. Crawford was originally stereotyped as a fast-talking tough guy early […]

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  • Bronwyn FitzSimons

    1944 - 2016

    Bronwyn FitzSimons (1944 - 2016)

    Actress. Born Bronwyn Bridget FitzSimons Price, her father was director and screenwriter William Price, her mother was actress Maureen O’Hara, Bronwyn was named after the character played by Anna Lee in the film “How Green Was My Valley” (1941), which starred O’Hara. With the encouragement of her mother, she pursued a career in acting and […]

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  • Brooke Astor

    1902 - 2007

    Brooke Astor (1902 - 2007)

    Brooke was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the only child of John Henry Russell, Jr. (1872–1947), the 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps, and his wife, Mabel Cecile Hornby Howard (1879–1967). Her paternal grandfather John Henry Russell, Sr. was a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy. She was named for her maternal grandmother (Roberta) and […]

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  • Brooks Adams

    1848 - 1927

    Brooks Adams (1848 - 1927)

    Historian, Author.  The youngest child of American Diplomat and scholar Charles Francis Adams, he spent most of his childhood in England, returning to Boston Massachusetts to attend Harvard University (where he graduated in 1870).  Over the next year, he served as his father’s secretary abroad then later followed in the footsteps of his forbearers by […]

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  • Brooks Benedict

    1896 - 1968

    Brooks Benedict (1896 - 1968)

    Actor. After serving in the US Army during World War I, he held down several odd jobs in Hollywood before turning to acting in the early 1920s. A versatile utility performer, his credits include “The Freshman” (1925), “Showboat” (1936), “The Housekeeper’s Daughter” (1939), “The Las Vegas Story” (1952) and “Houseboat” (1958). For television, he was […]

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  • Brother Oswald

    1911 - 2002

    Brother Oswald (1911 - 2002)

    Brother Oswald Musician. Born Beecher Ray Kirby, he was a Dobro guitar and banjo player best known as Bashful Brother Beecher. In 1934, taking the stage name Pete Kirby, he joined Roy Acuff’s Crazy Tennesseans in 1934, which became the Smoky Mountain Boys. In 1939, the Smoky Mountain Boys joined the cast of the Grand […]

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  • Bruce Alford, Sr

    1922 - 2010

    Bruce Alford, Sr (1922 - 2010)

    Professional Football Player, Official. For six seasons (1946 to 1951), he played at the right-end and defensive back positions in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League with the New York Yankees and New York Yanks. Born Herbert Bruce Alford, he was raised in Waco, Texas where he attended high school and played collegiate […]

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  • Bruce Bennett

    1906 - 2007

    Bruce Bennett (1906 - 2007)

    Harold Herman Brix was the fourth child in a family of five of an immigrant couple from Germany. His eldest brother, and their father’s favored son, Herman, died before Harold’s birth; and he was given his middle name in this child’s memory. To please his father, by high school, he had discontinued using his own […]

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