• Douglas Blackley

    1908 - 1955

    Douglas Blackley (1908 - 1955)

    Actor. Born as Douglas W. Blackley Jr. in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a prize fighter and when he began movies he was known as Robert Kent. His career consisted mostly of playing leads in “B” pictures. He specialized in westerns, action and adventure films, appearing in such pictures as Gang Bullets in 1938, The Phantom […]

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  • Douglas Camfield

    1931 - 1984

    Douglas Camfield (1931 - 1984)

    Douglas Gaston Sydney Camfield (8 May 1931 – 27 January 1984) was an accomplished director for television from the 1960s to the 1980s. He studied at York School of Art and aimed to work for Walt Disney. He was a Lieutenant in the West Yorkshire Regiment and was training to be in the SAS but […]

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  • Douglas Croft

    1926 - 1963

    Douglas Croft (1926 - 1963)

    Child Actor. A native of Seattle, Washington, as Douglas Malcolm Wheatcroft. A popular curly-haired child actor of the 1940s, Douglas Croft was the first actor to play the roles of ‘Robin, the Boy Wonder’ and ‘Richard ‘Dick’ Grayson,’ the sidekick of crime fighter Batman. An actor under contract to the Warner Brothers Studio, he played […]

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  • Douglas Dick

    1920 - 2015

    Douglas Dick (1920 - 2015)

    Actor. He made his acting debut in 1946’s ‘The Searching Wind’ and would go on to appear in such films as ‘Rope’ (1948), ‘Home of the Brave’ (1949), ‘The Red Badge of Courage’ (1951), ‘The Iron Mistress’ (1952), ‘The Gambler from Natchez’ (1954), ‘The Oklahoman’ (1957) and ‘Flaming Star’ (1960). On television, he appeared on […]

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  • Douglas Edwards

    1917 - 1990

    Douglas Edwards (1917 - 1990)

    A native of Oklahoma, Edwards grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Edwards joined CBS Radio in 1942, eventually becoming anchor for the regular evening newscast The World Today as well as World News Today on Sunday afternoons. Edwards came to CBS after stints as a newscaster and announcer at WSB in Atlanta, Georgia and WXYZ in […]

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  • Douglas Evans

    1904 - 1968

    Douglas Evans (1904 - 1968)

    A veteran of one hundred and fifty films, Evans was a radio announcer for KFI in the 1930s.  During WWII he served as an Army Captain.  After the war he appeared in several Broadway shows.  Actor in 81 films, Evans also appeared in over 30 televisions series/shows. (bio by: TLS)

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  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

    1909 - 2000

    Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909 - 2000)

    Douglas Fairbanks Jr Actor. Movie star of the 1930s and 1940s. He was the son of silent film star Douglas Fairbanks Sr., and the first husband of actress Joan Crawford. He began his career during the silent era in bit parts until 1923 when he starred in the film Stephen Steps Out which quickly went […]

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  • Douglas Fairbanks Sr.

    1883 - 1939

    Douglas Fairbanks Sr. (1883 - 1939)

    Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman (spelled “Ulman” by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in his memoirs) in Denver, Colorado, the son of H. Charles Ullman (born September 15, 1833) and Ella Adelaide (née Marsh; born 1847). He had a half-brother, John Fairbanks, Jr. (born 1873), and a full brother, Robert Payne Ullman (March 13, 1882 […]

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  • Douglas Fairbanks, Sr

    1883 - 1939

    Douglas Fairbanks, Sr (1883 - 1939)

    Legendary Motion Picture Actor. Born Douglas Elton Thomas Ulman in Denver, Colorado on May 23, 1883. His father was a prominent New York attorney who had mining interests in the Rocky Mountains. and relocated to Denver in 1880. His father loved the theatre and and took him and his brother, Robert, to the theatre, sometimes […]

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  • Douglas Fowley

    1911 - 1998

    Douglas Fowley (1911 - 1998)

    Douglas Fowley was born Daniel Vincent Fowley in The Bronx in New York City. He appeared in more than 240 films and later in dozens of television programs. He began acting while attending St. Francis Xavier Military Academy. Fowley began as a singing waiter and then worked as a copy boy for The New York Times, […]

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  • Douglas Greer

    1921 - 2016

    Douglas Greer (1921 - 2016)

    Douglas Greer orn in Ottawa, Canada in 1921, Douglas Greer moved to Glendale, California in 1924. He began working in the movies at age seven after winning a freckle contest. His freckles subsequently led to him landing the role of a character named “Turkey Egg” in the Our Gang. Greer recalls he received the name […]

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  • Douglas Hare

    1948 - 1978

    Douglas Hare (1948 - 1978)

    Actor. A native of Trieste, Italy, Hare was the son of the Italian actress Ursula Danera-Hare. A talented performer, he studied acting at the famed Studio Fersen in Rome, Italy, the Group Workshop in Los Angeles, California, with acting teacher Eli Rill in Toronto, Ontario, and at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City. […]

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  • Douglas Henning

    1947 - 2000

    Douglas Henning (1947 - 2000)

    Douglas James Henning (May 3, 1947 – February 7, 2000) was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician. Shortly after university, Henning was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant. The terms of the grant required Henning to study magic. He did so, traveling to view first hand the talents of such magic greats […]

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  • Douglas Hickox

    1929 - 1988

    Douglas Hickox (1929 - 1988)

    Douglas Hickox (10 January 1929 – 25 July 1988) was an English film director. Hickox was born in London, where he was educated at Emanuel School. Hickox worked extensively as an assistant director and second unit director throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. ‘’The British B Film’’ (Steve Chibnall & Brian McFarlane; BFI, 2009) credits […]

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  • Douglas Kennedy

    1915 - 1973

    Douglas Kennedy (1915 - 1973)

    Douglas Kennedy was a character player and occasional leading man in Hollywood. He attended Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and afterwards graduated from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Making his debut in 1935, he played a significant number of supporting roles and was able to secure contract-player status, first at Paramount Pictures and later at […]

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  • Douglas Kenney

    1946 - 1980

    Douglas Kenney (1946 - 1980)

    Kenney was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, and attended Gilmour Academy, near Cleveland, Ohio, for high school.  While at Harvard University, Kenney was a member of the Signet society and editor of The Harvard Lampoon. There he was part of the first group of newcomers who restyled the college humor magazine. Another of these […]

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  • Douglas Noel Adams

    1952 - 2001

    Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

    Author. Born in Cambridge, England, he was educated at Brentwood School, Essex and went on to St. John’s College in Cambridge where he first earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 and later gained a Masters degree in English literature. He is best known as the creator of the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, […]

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  • Douglass Dumbrille

    1889 - 1974

    Douglass Dumbrille (1889 - 1974)

    Actor. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he appeared in “Treasure Island” (1934) co-starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper, “Naughty Marietta” (1935) co-starring Jeanette MacDonald, “A Day at the Races”(1936) co-starring The Marx Brothers, “Ali Baba Goes to Town” (1937), “The Three Musketeers” (1939), “Charlie Chan at Treasure Island” (1939), “Road to Zanzibar” (1941) co-starring Bob […]

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  • Doyle Wilburn

    1930 - 1982

    Doyle Wilburn (1930 - 1982)

    Doyle Wilburn Along with brother Teddy, the Wilburn Brothers were one of the most popular country music duos of all time. Beginning their careers as children, along with two older brothers, Leslie and Lester and sister, Geraldine, singing on street corners for tips, the Wilburn Family was discovered by Roy Acuff who brought them to […]

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  • Dr Abraham Flexner

    1866 - 1959

    Dr Abraham Flexner (1866 - 1959)

    Medical Pioneer, Educator. He prepared the “Flexner Report” for the Carnegie Foundation based on medical education in America which prompted the now standard four year system. Worked for Rockefeller Foundation and became first director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University; recruited many scholars, including Albert Einstein to work there. Autobiography published 1940, […]

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  • Dr Benjamin Elijah Mays

    1894 - 1984

    Dr Benjamin Elijah Mays (1894 - 1984)

    Educator, Social Reformer. He served as President of Morehouse College from 1940 to 1967, and was an important mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Under his guidance, “The House” gained an international reputation for excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. He was himself a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bates College and who earned […]

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  • Dr Claire Frances MacIntyre Warhola

    1920 - 1999

    Dr Claire Frances MacIntyre Warhola (1920 - 1999)

    Physician and founder of Our Daily Bread, an agency to feed the poor. Also played “Baby Claire” in the “Little Rascals” movies and other roles.  Family links:  Spouse:  Andrew John Warhola (1930 – 1976)* *Calculated relationshipCause of death: cancer

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  • Dr Dale Mortensen

    1939 - 2014

    Dr Dale Mortensen (1939 - 2014)

    Nobel Prize Winner. A longtime Northwestern University professor, he shared the 2010 Prize in Economics for the Diamond-Mortensen-Pissarides model, a method of explaining the way in which ‘market frictions’, the mismatch between supply and expectations, can effect unemployment. The child of Danish immigrants, he was raised in north central Oregon, received his undergraduate degree from […]

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  • Dr David Daiches

    1912 - 2005

    Dr David Daiches (1912 - 2005)

    Author. He was born in Sunderland, England and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland where his father was the Chief Rabbi of Scotland. He attended University of Edinburgh. He earned his Master’s Degree with first class honors in 1934 and his doctorate in 1939 from Balliol College at Oxford University in 1939. He became a Professor of […]

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  • Dr Delia Salvi

    1927 - 2015

    Dr Delia Salvi (1927 - 2015)

    Actress. A prolific artist with numerous stage and screen credits, she shall probably be remembered for her distinguished career as an acting teacher. Raised in Manhattan within the theatrical milieu, she broke show business at around six as part of the Children’s Opera Group. In the early 1940s, Delia followed her mother’s film career to […]

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  • Dr Earl Rose

    1926 - 2012

    Dr Earl Rose (1926 - 2012)

    JFK Assassination Figure. A forensic pathologist, he is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to retain the President’s body in Dallas for autopsy. Raised on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation in western South Dakota he attended one room Indian schools then during World War II joined the US Navy and served aboard the submarine “USS […]

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  • Dr Ernest Redmond Buckler

    1908 - 1984

    Dr Ernest Redmond Buckler (1908 - 1984)

    Canadian novelist and short story writer. Buckler wrote two of the most carefully crafted novels in English-Canadian literature, “The Mountain and the Valley” (1952), and “The Cruelest Month” (1963).  (bio by: Manley Bennett)

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  • Dr Eugene Merle “Gene” Shoemaker

    1928 - 1997

    Dr Eugene Merle “Gene” Shoemaker (1928 - 1997)

    Astronomer and geologist. He is best known as one of the discoverers of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which crashed spectacularly into Jupiter. He had tried to be an astronaut but was unable due to medical reasons. Upon his death, one ounce of his cremated remains were carried to the moon aboard NASA’s Lunar Prospector.  Family links: […]

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  • Dr Ferdinand Porsche

    1875 - 1951

    Dr Ferdinand Porsche (1875 - 1951)

    Austrian/German Automotive Engineer. Founder of Porsche Motor Cars, creator of the world’s first hybrid vehicle (gasoline-electric) the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, and the ground-breaking Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK. He designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first race car with mid-engine, rear-wheel drive automobile. Known as the “Great engineer” he designed the German tanks Tiger I, Tiger […]

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  • Dr Frank Condie Baxter

    1896 - 1982

    Dr Frank Condie Baxter (1896 - 1982)

    Motion picture and television actor. He became the first star of Public Broadcasting Television, when he began hosting a series on Shakespeare’s Plays. He was the host of “The Telephone Bell Hour” (1957-1958), a television series that dealt in science fiction. Among his films are “About Time” (1962), “The Thread of Life” (1960), “The Unchained […]

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