• Robert Stewart Hyer

    1860 - 1929

    Robert Stewart Hyer (1860 - 1929)

    Scientist, Educator. He earned a B.A. in physics from Emory in 1881 and immediately became a physics professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and later president. Among his scientific achievements, in 1904 he designed the first wireless station in Texas, transmitting a message over a distance of one mile. He moved to Dallas to […]

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  • Robert Stigwood

    1934 - 2016

    Robert Stigwood (1934 - 2016)

    Robert Stigwood Robert Stigwood, the impresario who managed the Bee Gees and produced 1970s blockbusters “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever,” has died. He was 81. Stigwood’s office said he died Monday. The cause of death was not announced. Born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1934, Stigwood moved to Britain in the 1950s and soon became an […]

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  • Robert Strauss

    1913 - 1975

    Robert Strauss (1913 - 1975)

    Robert Strauss began his career as a classical actor, appearing in The Tempest and Macbeth on Broadway in 1930. Comedy became his speciality, and he was known best as Stalag 17’s Stanislas “Animal” Kuzawa, a role he created in the original 1951 Broadway production and reprised in the 1953 film adaptation, for which he was […]

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  • Robert Stroud

    1890 - 1963

    Robert Stroud (1890 - 1963)

    Robert Stroud (January 28, 1890 – November 21, 1963), known as the “Birdman of Alcatraz”, was an American federal prisoner and author who has been cited as one of the United States’ most notorious criminals. During his time at Leavenworth Penitentiary, he reared and sold birds and became a respected ornithologist, but because of regulations, […]

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  • Robert Taylor

    1911 - 1969

    Robert Taylor (1911 - 1969)

    Born Spangler Arlington Brugh Taylor in Filley, Nebraska, he was the only child of Ruth Adaline (née Stanhope) and Spangler Andrew Brugh, who was a farmer turned doctor. During his early life, the family moved several times, living in Muskogee, Oklahoma; Kirksville, Missouri; and Fremont, Nebraska. By September 1917, the Brughs had moved to Beatrice, […]

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  • Robert Todd Storz

    1924 - 1964

    Robert Todd Storz (1924 - 1964)

    Radio Pioneer. Robert Todd Storz is commonly credited with inventing the Top 40 Radio format during the mid 1950s while he worked KOWH, an Omaha radio station. The story goes that while sitting in a bar near his station, he noticed that the patrons kept playing the same popular songs over and over on the […]

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  • Robert Traylor

    1977 - 2011

    Robert Traylor (1977 - 2011)

    Robert Traylor was an American professional basketball player. In the 1998 NBA Draft, Robert Traylor was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round (with the sixth pick), then traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for Pat Garrity and German prospect Dirk Nowitzki. In the 2005 offseason, Traylor had surgery on his aorta. He then signed on […]

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  • Robert Vaughn

    1932 - 2016

    Robert Vaughn (1932 - 2016)

    Robert Vaughn Robert Vaughn, whose Napoleon Solo on NBC’s spy yarn The Man From U.N.C.L.E. set TV’s 1960s standard for suavity and crimebusting cool, died this morning after a brief battle with acute leukemia. He was 83. His manager Matthew Sullivan confirmed the news to Deadline. Vaughn’s lengthy list of credits includes everything from an uncredited role […]

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  • Robert W. Galvin

    1922 - 2011

    Robert W. Galvin (1922 - 2011)

    Telecommunications Pioneer. As chief executive of Motorola for over 40 years, he built his company from a manufacturer of police radios and television sets into a world leader in the electronics industry. In 1959, Galvin was named CEO of Motorola after the death his father, company founder Paul Galvin. He oversaw Motorola’s pioneering efforts in […]

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  • Robert Wadlow

    1918 - 1914

    Robert Wadlow (1918 - 1914)

    Robert Wadlow Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940) also known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. The Alton and Illinois monikers reflect the fact that he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois. Wadlow reached […]

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  • Robert Warren

    1905 - 1989

    Robert Warren (1905 - 1989)

    While still an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University, Robert Warren became associated with the group of poets there known as the Fugitives, and somewhat later, during the early 1930s, Warren and some of the same writers formed a group known as the Southern Agrarians. He contributed “The Briar Patch” to the Agrarian manifesto I’ll Take My […]

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  • Robert Wiene

    1873 - 1938

    Robert Wiene (1873 - 1938)

    Robert Wiene was born in Breslau, as the elder son of the successful theatre actor Carl Wiene. His younger brother Conrad also became an actor, but Robert Wiene at first studied law at the University of Berlin. In 1908 he also started to act, at first in small parts on stage. His first involvement with […]

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  • Robert Winship Woodruff

    1889 - 1985

    Robert Winship Woodruff (1889 - 1985)

    Businessman. Served as President of the Coca Cola Company, and is credited with really building the company. Some of his early accomplishments was the pioneering use of service stations as major new retail outlets, and the use of the cooler and forced bottlers to comply with company standards that insured a uniform drink.  Family links: […]

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  • Robert Wood Johnson, II

    1893 - 1968

    Robert Wood Johnson, II (1893 - 1968)

    Businessman, pharmaceutical magnate, philanthropist. Son of Johnson & Johnson founder Robert Wood Johnson and his second wife, Evangeline Armstrong. He started in the business at the bottom, alongside the common workers. He took over for his father at the age of 16, and took full control of his trust at the age of 25. He […]

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  • Robert Woodruff Anderson

    1917 - 2009

    Robert Woodruff Anderson (1917 - 2009)

    Playwright, Screenwriter. He is best known for his play “Tea and Sympathy” (1953 to 1955), which was made into a successful motion picture in 1956. Born in New York City, New York, Anderson was educated at Harvard University. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he studied at the Dramatic Workshop […]

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  • Robert Y. Dudley

    1869 - 1955

    Robert Y. Dudley (1869 - 1955)

    Actor. Appeared in many films from the early silents to the 1950s. His films include, “As Young As You Feel” (1951), “The Jackpot” (1950), “A Song Is Born” (1948), “Singin’ In The Corn” (1946), “The Big Noise” (1944), “Son Of Dracula” (1943), “Citizen Kane” (1941), “The House of The Seven Gables” (1940), “Paddy O’Day” (1935), […]

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  • Robert Young

    1907 - 1998

    Robert Young (1907 - 1998)

    Actor. In a career that lasted over fifty years, Robert Young performed on stage, screen and radio, appearing in some 100 movies before making a successful transition to television. He was born in Chicago coming west when his family relocated to Los Angeles at age seven. Introduced to acting while attending Lincoln High School, he […]

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  • Roberta Peters

    1930 - 2017

    Roberta Peters (1930 - 2017)

    Roberta Peters was born Roberta Peterman in The Bronx, New York City, the only child of Ruth (née Hersch), a milliner, and Solomon Peterman, a shoe salesman. Her family was Jewish. Encouraged by tenor Jan Peerce, she started her music studies at age 13 with William Herman, a voice teacher known for his exacting and […]

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  • Roberta Sherwood

    1913 - 1999

    Roberta Sherwood (1913 - 1999)

    Singer. Popular nightclub performer and actress. Recorded for Decca Records for many years. “Up A Lazy River” and “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” were two of her most popular songs. She was married to actor Don Lanning. Her grave is unmarked. (bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Complications of Alzheimer’s disease

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  • Roberto “Calambres” Cobo

    1930 - 2002

    Roberto “Calambres” Cobo (1930 - 2002)

    Actor. Award-winning Mexican motion picture figure of the 1940s through the 2000s. Best remembered for playing the role of ‘El Jaibo’ in director Luis Bunuel’s 1950 classic “Los Olvidados” (The Forgotten Ones). (bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Cancer

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  • Roberto Arlt

    1900 - 1942

    Roberto Arlt (1900 - 1942)

    Author. Among his books: “La Fiesta del Hierro,” “EL Fabricante de Fantasmas,” “El Juguete Rabioso,” “Los Siete Locos,” “Los Lanzallamas,” “Un Viaje Terrible,” “Aguafuertes Españoles, ” “El Jorobadito” and “El criador de Gorilas”. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Roberto Bolaño

    1953 - 2003

    Roberto Bolaño (1953 - 2003)

    Noted Chilean Writer who lived in Spain from 1977 to his death. He is remembered for his works “La Literatura Nazi en América,” “Los Detectives Salvajes,” “Estrella Distante,” “Amberes,” “El Gaucho Insufrible” and “Nocturno de Chile”. He left unfinished his novel “2666.” (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Roberto Bolaño

    1953 - 2003

    Roberto Bolaño (1953 - 2003)

    Noted Chilean Writer who lived in Spain from 1977 to his death. He is remembered for his works “La Literatura Nazi en América,” “Los Detectives Salvajes,” “Estrella Distante,” “Amberes,” “El Gaucho Insufrible” and “Nocturno de Chile”. He left unfinished his novel “2666.” (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Roberto Crispulo Goizueta

    1931 - 1997

    Roberto Crispulo Goizueta (1931 - 1997)

    Businessman, Philanthropist. He was the Chairman, Director, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Coca-Cola Company from August 1980 until his death in October 1997. Born into a prominent family in Havana, Cuba, his father was an architect and real estate investor and his mother’s family was part owner of a sugar mill. He attended […]

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  • Roberto Escalada

    1914 - 1986

    Roberto Escalada (1914 - 1986)

    Actor. Born Aldo Roberto Leggero, he participated in 47 movies. Best remembered for his main role in the television comedy “La Familia Falcón” during the 1960s. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Roberto Fontanarrosa

    1944 - 2007

    Roberto Fontanarrosa (1944 - 2007)

    Cartoonist, humorist and writer.  He began his career in the 1970s and is well known in Latin America and Europe for his two most popular characters “Boogie El Aceitoso” and “Inodoro Pereyra.”  He is well remembered for his passion for soccer, his short story “19 de diciembre de 1971” is a classic in the Argentine […]

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  • Roberto Gómez Bolaños

    1929 - 2014

    Roberto Gómez Bolaños (1929 - 2014)

    Actor. Fondly remembered for his roles as El Chavo del Ocho and el Chapulín Colorado. He was known as Chespirito. He was one of the most beloved actors of Mexico and around the Latin American world. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Roberto Guzman

    1936 - 2002

    Roberto Guzman (1936 - 2002)

    Popular Mexican motion picture and television actor of the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. Appeared in hundreds of films and several television soap operas, one of which was the popular “Maria Mercedes,” which also stars Mexican singer/actress Thalia. (*Editor’s note: Seeking additional burial information (cemetery, plot, etc.) on this individual. Please email Find […]

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  • Roberto Maida

    1970 - 1993

    Roberto Maida (1970 - 1993)

    Singer. He was an Argentinian tango singer who achieved popularity in the 1930s.

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  • Roberto Rossellini

    1906 - 1977

    Roberto Rossellini (1906 - 1977)

    In 1937, Roberto Rossellini made his first documentary, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. After this essay, he was called to assist Goffredo Alessandrini in making Luciano Serra pilota, one of the most successful Italian films of the first half of the 20th century. In 1940 he was called to assist Francesco De Robertis on Uomini […]

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