• Rodney Mabrey Bell

    1915 - 1968

    Rodney Mabrey Bell (1915 - 1968)

    Actor. A veteran performer of nearly a 100 films, he made his big screen debut in “Saturday’s Heroes” (1937). His other film credits include “The Senator Was Indiscreet” (1947), “A Star Is Born” (1954), “Man On Fire” (1957), “The Missouri Traveler” (1958) and “Ada” (1961). He also appeared on countless television programs such as “G.E. […]

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  • Rodney Michael Harvey

    1967 - 1998

    Rodney Michael Harvey (1967 - 1998)

    Actor. He appeared in several movies such as “Five Corners,” “Guncrazy,” and “My Own Private Idaho.” His career was beginning to expand when a heroin addiction claimed his life. He died at the age of 30 in the Barbazon Hotel, Room 222, in Los Angeles, California. (bio by: Annette(Chavie) Rivera) Cause of death: Complications of […]

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  • Rodney Pocceschi

    1969 - 2003

    Rodney Pocceschi (1969 - 2003)

    Rodney Pocceschi, a Pennsylvania native, was a 1992 graduate of Bloomsburg University, with a degree in criminal science. After college he served with the Bloomsburg University Police Department and the Nescopeck Police Department. He joined the Virginia Beach Police Department on August 2, 1999. In 2001, Rodney Pocceschi received a special commendation for helping with a […]

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  • Rodolfo Acosta

    1920 - 1974

    Rodolfo Acosta (1920 - 1974)

    Actor. Born  Rodolfo Acosta Perez in Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a character actor best known for his roles primarily as a villain in movies and television shows. In the 1940s, he came to the US and was signed by Universal Studios for a small roles in “The Fugitive” (1947), followed by “One Way Street” (1950). […]

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  • Rodolfo Torre Cantú

    1964 - 2010

    Rodolfo Torre Cantú (1964 - 2010)

    Rodolfo Torre Cantú was born in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, the fourth of five children of Ana María Cantú and Dr. Egidio Torre López, a distinguished public servant and PRI activist. He was married to Laura Graciela de la Garza Montoto, with whom he had three children: Laura, Rodolfo, and Paulina. Torre studied exclusively in institutions in […]

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  • Roger Ascham

    1970 - 1568

    Roger Ascham (1970 - 1568)

    Author. Scholar and writer who was born in Yorkshire, and was educated in the household of Sir Humphrey Wingfield, Speaker of the House of Commons. In 1548 he was appointed tutor to the young Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth I).

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  • Roger Baulu

    1910 - 1997

    Roger Baulu (1910 - 1997)

    Canadian radio and TV broadcaster. Born in Montreal in 1909, he made there its studies and very early in his life he became interested by journalism. He joined the newspaper “Le Canada” under the direction of Olivar Asselin who asked him one day to write a 15 minute long bulletin and go to diffuse it […]

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  • Roger Bonham Smith

    1925 - 2007

    Roger Bonham Smith (1925 - 2007)

    Business executive. Former chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors Corporation who began with General Motors in 1949 as an accounting clerk, moved up to treasurer in 1970 and then vice president in 1971. Became chairman and chief executive on Jan. 1, 1981. He led the company as import brands began to expand their […]

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  • Roger Brierley

    1935 - 2005

    Roger Brierley (1935 - 2005)

    Actor. He was born in Stockport (Cheshire, England). He developed his career on stage, television and screen during more than forty years. His film roles included a terrorist who puts a bomb in the Eiffel Tower in Superman II (1980), the detective’s father in The Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), Davidson in A Fish Called Wanda […]

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  • Roger Bruce Chaffee

    1935 - 1967

    Roger Bruce Chaffee (1935 - 1967)

    Astronaut. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was an engineer, Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy and a NASA Astronaut in the Apollo program. On January 27, 1967, during a training exercise and pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission, Chaffee was killed, along with Astronauts Edward White and Gus Grissom in a command module […]

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  • Roger C. Carmel

    1932 - 1986

    Roger C. Carmel (1932 - 1986)

    Actor. He is best remembered for playing the flamboyant and hapless criminal ‘Harry Mudd’ in two episodes of the NBC television science fiction series “Star Trek: The Original Series,” that ran from 1966 until 1969 and one episode of “Star Trek: The Animated Series,” that ran from 1973 until 1974. He was the only actor, […]

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  • Roger Caillois

    1913 - 1978

    Roger Caillois (1913 - 1978)

    Writer. Born in Reims, France  but moved to Paris, France as a child.  He studied at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, a school where students took courses after graduating from secondary school in order to prepare for entry examinations for France’s most prestigious university, the École Normale Supérieure. His efforts paid off and he graduated as a […]

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  • Roger Carmel

    1932 - 1986

    Roger Carmel (1932 - 1986)

    Roger Carmel starred as milksop Roger Buell in the 1967 NBC sitcom The Mothers-in-Law, but was replaced by Richard Deacon after season 1. Officially, Carmel had a salary dispute with producer Desi Arnaz, although, according to rumors, he was fired because his drug use interfered with production. Carmel’s other guest roles included the accountant Doug Wesley […]

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  • Roger Chaffee

    1935 - 1967

    Roger Chaffee (1935 - 1967)

    Roger Bruce Chaffee was born on February 15, 1935, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he became an Eagle Scout and graduated from Central High School in 1953. Turning down a possible appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, Chaffee accepted a Naval ROTC scholarship and in September 1953 enrolled at the Illinois […]

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  • Roger Creed

    1915 - 1997

    Roger Creed (1915 - 1997)

    American motion picture actor of the 1940s thru 1980s. Appeared with George Raft in the 1946 film-noir mystery “Nocturne.” (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Roger Delgado

    1918 - 1973

    Roger Delgado (1918 - 1973)

    Actor. Born Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto in Whitechapel, London, the son of a Spanish father and a French Belgian mother. He attended the Cardinal Vaughn School in Holland Park and The London School of Economics, after which he took a job in a bank. He left after eighteen months and […]

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  • Roger Edens

    1905 - 1970

    Roger Edens (1905 - 1970)

    Roger Edens was born in Hillsboro, Texas. His parents were of Scots-Irish ancestry. He worked as a piano accompanist for ballroom dancers before going to work as a musical conductor on Broadway. He went to Hollywood in 1932 along with his protege Ethel Merman, writing and arranging her material for her films at Paramount. In […]

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  • Roger Grimsby

    1928 - 1995

    Roger Grimsby (1928 - 1995)

    Roger Grimsby was an orphan who was born in Butte, Montana and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, by a Lutheran minister. After graduating from Denfeld High School in 1946, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, before studying history at Columbia University in New York. Grimsby was a U.S. Army veteran who was stationed in […]

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  • Roger Hilton

    1911 - 1975

    Roger Hilton (1911 - 1975)

    Painter. Born Roger Hildesheim in Northwood, in Middlesex, the son of a doctor who, in 1916, anglicised the surname. Educated at Bishop’s Stortford College, the Slade School of Art, and at the Academie Raison in Paris, he had his first one-man exhibition in 1936, at the Bloomsbury Gallery in London. During the War, he served […]

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  • Roger Hoar

    1887 - 1963

    Roger Hoar (1887 - 1963)

    The Harvard-educated Roger Hoar was the product of a New England family—the son of Sherman Hoar, grandson of former US Attorney General Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, great-grandson of Samuel Hoar, and great-great grandson of American founding father Roger Sherman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born in Waltham, Massachusetts, Roger Hoar received his bachelor’s degree from […]

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  • Roger Leonard “Casey Jones” Awsumb

    1928 - 2002

    Roger Leonard “Casey Jones” Awsumb (1928 - 2002)

    Minneapolis, Minnesota area Television Personality. He portrayed a railroad enigineer, dressed in a pin-striped jacket, cap, and overalls, with a red ‘kerchief’ around his neck, and called himself “your old buddy, Casey Jones” (named after a real life railroad engineer). He entertained children from 1954 until late 1972 at noon on weekdays. During the half […]

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  • Roger Livesey

    1906 - 1976

    Roger Livesey (1906 - 1976)

    Livesey was born in Barry, Wales. Although most articles about him indicated that his parents were Samuel Livesey and Mary Catherine (née Edwards), later research has shown that his father was actually Joseph Livesey. The confusion may have arisen because his mother Mary married Samuel (Joseph’s brother) after Joseph’s death and the death of Samuel’s […]

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  • Roger Lloyd-Pack

    1944 - 2014

    Roger Lloyd-Pack (1944 - 2014)

    Roger Lloyd-Pack Roger Lloyd-Pack (8 February 1944 – 15 January 2014) was an English actor. He was best known for his roles in the television shows Only Fools and Horses, The Vicar of Dibley, and The Old Guys, as well as for his appearance in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and […]

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  • Roger Moore

    1927 - 2017

    Roger Moore (1927 - 2017)

    Roger Moore Roger Moore has died at the age of 89 after an iconic career on the silver screen — including his record time as James Bond. This 2008 interview from EW takes a look back at Moore’s career and how he became “the best Bond.” Roger Moore the handsome English actor who appeared in seven […]

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  • Roger Mortimer

    1287 - 1330

    Roger Mortimer (1287 - 1330)

    Roger Mortimer, grandson of Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Mortimer and Maud de Braose, Baroness Mortimer, was born at Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, England, the firstborn of Marcher Lord Edmund Mortimer, 2nd Baron Mortimer, and Margaret de Fiennes. Edmund Mortimer was a second son, intended for minor orders and a clerical career, but on the sudden death […]

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  • Roger Rees

    1944 - 2015

    Roger Rees (1944 - 2015)

    Rees was born in Aberystwyth, Wales, the son of Doris Louise (née Smith), a shop clerk, and William John Rees, a police officer. He studied art at the Camberwell College of Arts and the Slade School of Fine Art, turning to acting when he was painting backdrops at the Wimbledon Theatre and was asked to […]

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  • Roger Smith

    1932 - 2017

    Roger Smith (1932 - 2017)

    Roger Smith served with the Naval Reserve and was stationed in Hawaii with the Fleet All-Weather Training Unit-Pacific, a flight training unit near Honolulu. After a chance meeting with actor James Cagney, he was encouraged to try a career in Hollywood. (Cagney had also encouraged other young actors, including Don Dubbins, for whom he found […]

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  • Roger Smith

    1932 - 2017

    Roger Smith (1932 - 2017)

    Roger Smith Roger Smith, who brought glamour to the TV detective genre as a hip private eye on “77 Sunset Strip,” has died. He was 84. Jack Gilardi, who is the agent of Smith’s widow, actress Ann-Margret, said the actor died Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital after battling a terminal illness. Smith had […]

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  • Roger Williamson

    1948 - 1973

    Roger Williamson (1948 - 1973)

    Roger Williamson was born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. He won the 1971 and 1972 British Formula 3 Championship titles. In 1973, he was offered a drive in the March Engineering works Formula One team. This was after testing for the BRM team and being advised not to take the drive. After his Formula One debut at the […]

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  • Roger Wolcott Jessup

    1889 - 1971

    Roger Wolcott Jessup (1889 - 1971)

    Business Magnate. Owner of Jessup Farms (a milk dairy). Member of the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors. A park in Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley is named for him. (bio by: Theologianthespian)  Family links:  Spouse:  Marguerite Edith Rice Jessup (1889 – 1973)*  Children:  Lois Jane Jessup (1927 – 1930)* *Calculated relationship

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