• Dorothy Porter

    1954 - 2008

    Dorothy Porter (1954 - 2008)

    Dorothy Porter’s awards include The Age Book of the Year for poetry, the National Book Council Award for The Monkey’s Mask and the FAW Christopher Brennan Award for poetry. Two of her verse novels were shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award: What a Piece of Work in 2000 and Wild Surmise in 2003. In 2000, […]

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  • Dorothy Provine

    1935 - 2010

    Dorothy Provine (1935 - 2010)

    Dorothy Provine was born in Deadwood in southwestern South Dakota, to William and Irene Provine. She attended the University of Washington at Seattle, Washington, where she majored in drama. In Washington, she handed out prizes for a quiz program on a local television station until she was hired by Warner Bros. at $500 per week. […]

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  • Dorothy Revier

    1904 - 1993

    Dorothy Revier (1904 - 1993)

    Dorothy Revier (April 18, 1904 – November 19, 1993) was an American actress. She was educated in the public schools of Oakland before going to New York City to study classical dancing. Later she went to Paris, France, to study and was discovered by a talent agent while working in a cabaret. She made her film debut […]

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  • Dorothy Rush Hustead

    1904 - 1995

    Dorothy Rush Hustead (1904 - 1995)

    Co-Founder of the famous Wall Drug in South Dakota.  Family links:  Spouse:  Theodore Edward Hustead (1902 – 1999)*  Children:  Bill Hustead (1927 – 1999)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Dorothy Sebastian

    1903 - 1957

    Dorothy Sebastian (1903 - 1957)

    Actress. Married to “Hopalong Cassidy” actor William Boyd, Dorothy was rumored to be the mistress of Buster Keaton. Sebastian appeared in 61 films including “Spite Marriage” (with Keaton), “A Woman of Affairs,” “Our Blushing Brides,” “The Women,” and “Reap the Wild Wind.” (bio by: TLS)  Family links:  Spouse:  William Boyd (1895 – 1972)

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  • Dorothy Shay

    1921 - 1978

    Dorothy Shay (1921 - 1978)

    Shay was born Dorothy Sims in Jacksonville, Florida. When she began her career as a ‘straight’ singer, she took vocal lessons to lose her Southern accent. She sang for the USO during World War II. Dorothy changed her name to “Shay” in order to not be confused with Ginny Simms, another performer of the day, […]

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  • Dorothy Short

    1914 - 1963

    Dorothy Short (1914 - 1963)

    Actress. A cute brunette who starred in numerous low-budget westerns and short features, she shall be remembered for her part in the 1936 cult classic “Reefer Madness”. Though little is recorded of her early days, it is known that she received an MGM contract, moved to Hollywood in 1934, and that same year made her […]

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  • Dorothy Stang

    1931 - 2005

    Dorothy Stang (1931 - 2005)

    Dorothy Stang, born in Dayton, Ohio, US, but a naturalized Brazilian citizen, worked as an advocate for the rural poor beginning in the early 1970s, helping peasants make a living by farming small plots and extracting forest products without deforestation. She also sought to protect peasants from criminal gangs working on behalf of ranchers who […]

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  • Dorothy Stickney

    1896 - 1998

    Dorothy Stickney (1896 - 1998)

    Dorothy Stickney Born in Dickinson, North Dakota, Stickney attended the North Western Dramatic School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She sang and danced as one of the four Southern Belles in vaudeville and began acting in summer stock companies including Atlanta‘s Forsyth Players in the early 1920s before she married Howard Lindsay, to whom she would stay […]

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  • Dorothy Stimson Bullitt

    1892 - 1989

    Dorothy Stimson Bullitt (1892 - 1989)

    Broadcast Pioneer, Businesswoman. She was the first woman to own and operate a television station in the United States. She created one of the nation’s greatest broadcasting empires, establishing television and radio properties in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Boise, Spokane and Honolulu, along with cable and business operations in Washington, Oregon and California. She acquired […]

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  • Dorothy Stone

    1905 - 1974

    Dorothy Stone (1905 - 1974)

    American motion picture actress of the 1920s through 1950s. Appeared with Joseph Cotton and Ginger Rogers in the 1944 drama “I’ll Be Seeing You.” Daughter of actor Fred Stone. Sister of actress Paula Stone. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Fred Stone (1873 – 1959)  Siblings:  Dorothy Stone (1905 – 1974)  Paula Stone (1912 […]

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  • Dorothy Stratten

    1960 - 1980

    Dorothy Stratten (1960 - 1980)

    Dorothy Stratten Stratten was born in a Salvation Army hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Simon and Nelly Hoogstraten, who were Dutch immigrants. In 1961 her brother John Arthur was born. Her sister Louise Stratten followed in May 1968. In 1977 she was attending Centennial High School in Coquitlam when, while working part-time at a […]

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  • Dorothy Strible Phillips

    1889 - 1980

    Dorothy Strible Phillips (1889 - 1980)

    Actress of Stage and Screen. Married to actor/director/producer Allen Holubar. They were known as two of the screen’s most prominent players, her the star, he the director/producer. Dorothy was well known in Hollywood as one of the most warm-hearted, approachable stars in the business. After the advent of sound, Dorothy’s career gradually faded and she […]

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  • Dorothy Thompson

    1893 - 1961

    Dorothy Thompson (1893 - 1961)

    Dorothy Thompson was born in Lancaster, New York, in 1893 to Margaret and Peter Thompson. Margaret died when Dorothy was seven (in 1901), leaving Peter, a Methodist preacher, to raise his daughter alone. Peter soon remarried, but Dorothy did not get along with his new wife, Elizabeth Abbott Thompson. In 1908, Peter sent Dorothy to […]

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  • Dorothy Tree

    1906 - 1992

    Dorothy Tree (1906 - 1992)

    She was born in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest of three daughters of Herman Triebitz (1877–1943) and Bertha Hert (1885–1967). Her sisters were Sylvia Triebitz (1911–1949) and Mildred “Mimi” Triebitz (1918–?) Her parents were born in Austria, and immigrated to the United States. Their native language was Yiddish. He was the proprietor of a shoe […]

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  • Dorothy Vernon

    1875 - 1970

    Dorothy Vernon (1875 - 1970)

    Stage and Motion Picture Actress. She appeared in numerous films between 1919 and 1953. Mother of actor/entertainer Bobby Vernon. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Harry Burns (1885 – 1948)* *Calculated relationshipCause of death: Heart ailment

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  • Dorothy Wellman

    1913 - 2009

    Dorothy Wellman (1913 - 2009)

    Wellman was born Dorothy Coonan in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She moved to Los Angeles, California with her family as a child. Her career as a dancer began at the age of 14 with Warner Brothers Studios. Her early film credits as an on-screen dancer and actress included small, uncredited parts in such early talkies as The Broadway […]

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  • Dorothy Wilson

    1908 - 1998

    Dorothy Wilson (1908 - 1998)

    American film actress of the 1930s. Wife of writer/director Lewis Foster. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Lewis Ransom Foster (1898 – 1974)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Dorris Bowdon

    1914 - 2005

    Dorris Bowdon (1914 - 2005)

    Actress. She was the widow of Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nunnally Johnson. She was also the grandmother of actor Jack Johnson who played Will Robinson in the feature film version of “Lost in Space.” She is best remembered for her performance as Rose-of-Sharon in John Ford’s classic film “The Grapes of Wrath.” Also she worked with director […]

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  • Dorthea Dahl

    1881 - 1958

    Dorthea Dahl (1881 - 1958)

    Noted author. She wrote and published collections of short stories, a novel, and two other books. She was honored by the Norwegian Society in America with its annual book award in 1918, and is recognized for the greatest contributions to Norwegian literature by a woman author. (bio by: Kit Timmons)  Family links:  Parents:  Peder Person […]

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  • Dory Previn

    1925 - 2012

    Dory Previn (1925 - 2012)

    Previn was born in Rahway, New Jersey, the eldest daughter in a strict Catholic family of Irish origin. She had a troubled relationship with her father, especially during childhood. He had served in the First World War and been gassed, and experienced periods of depression and violent mood swings. He tended to alternately embrace and […]

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  • Dot Farley

    1881 - 1971

    Dot Farley (1881 - 1971)

    Prolific motion picture actress with a long career spanning from 1912 to 1949. Her grave has no marker. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Dottie Rambo

    1934 - 2008

    Dottie Rambo (1934 - 2008)

    Dottie Rambo Throughout her career, beginning with the 1960s “Gospel Singing Jubilee”, Rambo appeared on numerous television programs on virtually every Christian network as well as the TNN, PAX, and GMT Women’s Entertainment channels. She had her own series, “Dottie Rambo Magazine” in the 1980s on TBN which was the No. 1 rated program on […]

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  • Dottie West

    1932 - 1991

    Dottie West (1932 - 1991)

    Born Dorothy Marie Marsh outside McMinnville, Tennessee, she was the oldest of 10 children of Hollis and Pelina Marsh. The family soon moved to a bigger, better house, but like many rural families at the time, the family was still so poor they lacked electricity and indoor plumbing and had to make their own soap […]

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  • Doug Atkins

    1930 - 2015

    Doug Atkins (1930 - 2015)

    The Cleveland Browns selected Doug Atkins with the 11th overall selection in the 1953 NFL draft. He played his first two seasons in the NFL with the Browns, winning the NFL Eastern Conference in 1953, and the NFL Championship in 1954. The Browns traded Atkins and Ken Gorgal to the Chicago Bears for a third-round […]

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  • Doug Engelbart

    1925 - 2013

    Doug Engelbart (1925 - 2013)

    Engelbart was born in Portland, Oregon on January 30, 1925, to Carl Louis Engelbart and Gladys Charlotte Amelia Munson Engelbart. His ancestors were of German, Swedish and Norwegian descent.  He was the middle of three children, with a sister Dorianne (3 years older), and a brother David (14 months younger). The family lived in Portland, […]

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  • Doug Harvey

    1924 - 1989

    Doug Harvey (1924 - 1989)

    Doug Harvey played minor league hockey in Oxford Park, Notre Dame de Grace in his native Montreal, Quebec, Canada, then began his professional career with the Montreal Royals of the Quebec Senior Hockey League where he played from 1945 to 1947, helping them win the Allan Cup. He then played one season with the Buffalo […]

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  • Doug Henning

    1947 - 2000

    Doug Henning (1947 - 2000)

    Doug Henning Henning was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, began practicing magic at Oakenwald School in Fort Garry, and later moved to Oakville, Ontario.  He performed his first show at the age of 14 at the birthday party of a friend and was inspired by his audience’s spellbound reaction. Within a few months of placing an […]

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  • Doug McClure

    1935 - 1995

    Doug McClure (1935 - 1995)

    Doug McClure McClure had a minor part in 1957 as an Army officer in “California Gold Rush in Reverse” on the syndicated anthology series Death Valley Days. The episode is a dramatization of the race in 1848 between the Army and the Navy to be the first to deliver gold nuggets from California to Washington, […]

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  • Doug Mohns

    1933 - 2014

    Doug Mohns (1933 - 2014)

    Doug Mohns played 1390 career NHL games, scoring 248 goals and 462 assists for 710 points, as well as compiling 1250 penalty minutes. Mohns played both forward and defence in his career. Mohns joined the Boston Bruins in 1953, where he became a versatile cornerstone of that franchise for 11 seasons. An early slapshot expert, […]

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