• Anne Jackson

    1925 - 2016

    Anne Jackson (1925 - 2016)

    Actress. Born Anna June Jackson to parents of European descent, her mother was of an Irish-Catholic background, Anne was raised in an apartment in Brooklyn. After choosing to pursue a career as a performer, she studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. During this period, she met actor Eli Wallach who she would […]

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  • Anne James

    1932 - 2015

    Anne James (1932 - 2015)

    Actress. Born Delores Anne Sidener, her father was a Chicago police officer, her mother worked with Chicago’s Budget Office, she dreamed of becoming an opera singer. During her teens, she moved to Hollywood and experienced performing at the Greek Theater. This led to her being spotted by a Hollywood agent and a contract with Columbia […]

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  • Anne Jeffreys

    1923 - 2017

    Anne Jeffreys (1923 - 2017)

    Born Anne Carmichael on January 26, 1923 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Anne Jeffreys entered the entertainment field at a young age, having her initial training in voice (she was an accomplished soprano). “She became a member of the New York Municipal Opera Company on a scholarship and sang the lead at Carnegie Hall in such […]

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  • Anne Meara

    1929 - 2015

    Anne Meara (1929 - 2015)

    Meara was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of parents of Irish descent, Mary (née Dempsey) and Edward Joseph Meara, a lawyer. She was raised in Rockville Centre, New York on Long Island, an only child. When Anne was 11 years old, her mother committed suicide.  When she was 18, Meara spent a year […]

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  • Anne Nagel

    1915 - 1966

    Anne Nagel (1915 - 1966)

    Anne Nagel was born Anne Dolan in Boston, Massachusetts, Nagel was enrolled by her parents in a religious preparatory school with the expectation she would become a nun. But part-time work in her teens as a photographer’s model and membership in a Boston theater company turned her away from religious life.[citation needed] Meantime Nagel’s mother […]

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  • Anne Nichols

    1891 - 1966

    Anne Nichols (1891 - 1966)

    Actress, Writer. Born in Dales Mill, Georgia, she began her in the early 1900s as a play writer for Broadway productions which were later made into motion pictures. Her most noted works were “In the Hot Lands” (1911) and “Abie’s Irish Rose” (1922). She also produced and wrote “Hey Diddle, Diddle” (1937), which featured Lucille […]

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  • Anne O’Neal

    1893 - 1971

    Anne O’Neal (1893 - 1971)

    Actress. She was born Patsy Ann Epperson in Saint Louis, Missouri. A prolific character actress, best remembered for portraying roles as landladies, teachers, and secretaries, many of her over one hundred film roles were uncredited. She worked in the 1930s with the Columbia Pictures short-subject unit, serving as the foil for such comics as Andy […]

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  • Anne of Austria

    1601 - 1666

    Anne of Austria (1601 - 1666)

    Anne of Austria was betrothed at age eleven to King Louis XIII of France. Her father gave her a dowry of 500,000 crowns and many beautiful jewels. For fear that Louis XIII would die early, the Spanish court stipulated that she would return to Spain with her dowry, jewels, and wardrobe if he did die. […]

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  • Anne Pitoniak

    1922 - 2007

    Anne Pitoniak (1922 - 2007)

    Actress. She appeared on stage, in films and television,  and received Tony Award Nominations for her performances in the Broadway productions of ” ‘night, Mother” (1983) and “Picnic” (1994). After beginning her career during the 1940s on radio, she was seen in suc films as “The Survivors”  (1983),  “Agnes of God” (1985),  “Best Seller” (1987), […]

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  • Anne Ramsey

    1929 - 1988

    Anne Ramsey (1929 - 1988)

    Actress. Born Anne Mobley in Omaha, Nebraska, she performed in several Broadway productions in the 1950s and married actor Logan Ramsey in 1954. She began a career in Hollywood in the 1970s, appearing in films to include “The Sporting Club” (1971), “Rhinoceros” (1974), “Goin’ South” (1978), “Getting Physical” (1984) and “Scrooged” (1988). She is most […]

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  • Anne Revere

    1903 - 1990

    Anne Revere (1903 - 1990)

    Born in New York City, Anne Revere was a direct descendant of Boston silversmith and American Revolution hero Paul Revere. Her father, Clinton, was a stockbroker, and she was raised on the Upper West Side and in Westfield, New Jersey. In 1926, she graduated from Wellesley College, then enrolled at the American Laboratory School to […]

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  • Anne Seymour

    1909 - 1988

    Anne Seymour (1909 - 1988)

    Actress.  Appeared in “Field of Dreams,” “Big Top Pee-Wee,” and several other films. She was also a regular on the long-running television daytime drama, “General Hospital.”  Best remembered as Jane Wyman’s friend ‘Mrs. Amelia Tarbell’ in the movie “Pollyanna.” (bio by: The Perplexed Historian) Cause of death: Heart failure

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  • Anne Shirley

    1918 - 1993

    Anne Shirley (1918 - 1993)

    Born as Dawn Evelyeen Paris, in New York City, she began acting under the name of Dawn O’Day. She began acting at the age of five, and had a highly successful child star career in Pre-Code movies, appearing in such films as the 1930 version of Liliom, Tom Mix’s Riders of the Purple Sage, So […]

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  • Anne Sullivan

    1866 - 1936

    Anne Sullivan (1866 - 1936)

    Educator. Due to the death of her mother at an early age, she and her brother were sent to an orphanage. Because of her poor living conditions, she had health problems all her life and lost her sight at age 35. In 1887, she became governess to six-year-old Helen Keller. Using creativity and patience, she […]

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  • Anne Ward Murphy

    1970 - 2003

    Anne Ward Murphy (1970 - 2003)

    Actress. Born in Long Island, New York, she received a master’s degree in speech and education from Adelphi University, and later became a professor at Suffolk Community College, all while acting at the same time. She appeared in several stage plays including, “Snow White” “A Funny Thing Happened” “Can’t Take It With You” “A Chorus […]

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  • Anne Ward Murphy

    1970 - 2003

    Anne Ward Murphy (1970 - 2003)

    Actress. Born in Long Island, New York, she received a master’s degree in speech and education from Adelphi University, and later became a professor at Suffolk Community College, all while acting at the same time. She appeared in several stage plays including, “Snow White” “A Funny Thing Happened” “Can’t Take It With You” “A Chorus […]

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  • Anne, Queen of Great Britain

    1665 - 1714

    Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665 - 1714)

    Anne was born at 11:39 p.m. on 6 February 1665 at St James’s Palace, London, the fourth child and second daughter of James, Duke of York (afterwards James II and VII), and his first wife, Anne Hyde. Her father was the younger brother of King Charles II, who ruled the three kingdoms of England, Scotland […]

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  • Anneliese Rothenberger

    1926 - 2010

    Anneliese Rothenberger (1926 - 2010)

    Anneliese Rothenberger was born in Mannheim, Germany. She studied with Erika Müller, and took up her first engagement in Koblenz in 1943. In 1947, Günther Rennert offered her a job at the Hamburg Opera House, where she sang in Rennert’s now famous production of Alban Berg’s Lulu twenty years later, a role she would also […]

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  • Annemarie Heinrich

    1912 - 2005

    Annemarie Heinrich (1912 - 2005)

    Photographer. Born in Germany, she migrated to Argentina at age 14. She played an important role in Argentine photography and is well recognized for her portraits of Eva Perón, Jorge Luis Borges and other Argentine personalities of the 20th Century. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Annemarie Wendl

    1914 - 2006

    Annemarie Wendl (1914 - 2006)

    Actress. Born in Germany, she began her training as an actress in Berlin.  She starred in such  classic plays as “Faust”,  “Götz von Berlichingen”,  “A Streetcar Named Desire”,  and “Mother Courage” before entering films in 1961.  Wendl was seen in some 35 films and TV productions, notably director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Ich will doch nur, […]

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  • Annette Charles

    1948 - 2011

    Annette Charles (1948 - 2011)

    Actress. She shall undoubtedly be remembered as Rydell High’s sexy villainess “Cha-Cha” DiGregorio of the 1978 hit movie “Grease”. Born Annette Cardona, she was raised in Southern California, broke into show business around 1968, and was seen in such television fare of the day as “The High Chapparral”, “Mod Squad”, “Banacek”, “Gunsmoke”, “The Flying Nun”, […]

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  • Annette Funicello

    1942 - 2013

    Annette Funicello (1942 - 2013)

    Annette Joanne Funicello was born in Utica, New York, to Italian Americans Virginia Jeanne (née Albano) and Joseph Funicello. Her family moved to Southern California when she was four years old.  Annette took dancing and music lessons as a child in order to overcome shyness. In 1955, the 12-year-old was discovered by Walt Disney when […]

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  • Annette Kellerman

    1887 - 1975

    Annette Kellerman (1887 - 1975)

    Silent screen star. Her life was made into a movie in 1952 with Esther Williams playing Annette. The film was entitled “Million Dollar Mermaid.” Sister of cinematographer Maurice Kellerman. Wife of Director James R. Sullivan. (bio by: David)

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  • Annette Kerr

    1920 - 2013

    Annette Kerr (1920 - 2013)

    Actress. A versatile character performer, she is remembered for her long career on the British big and small screens. Born Catherine Annette Kerr Peacock, she was raised in Watford, Hertfordshire from a young age, made her stage bow at the Watford Palace Theatre, trained at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, and ‘paid her […]

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  • Annie Besant

    1847 - 1933

    Annie Besant (1847 - 1933)

    Annie Besant (1 October 1847 – 20 September 1933) was a prominent British socialist, theosophist, women’s rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule.  In 1867, Annie at age 20, married Frank Besant, a clergyman, and they had two children, but Annie’s increasingly anti-religious views led to a legal separation in […]

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  • Annie Girardot

    1931 - 2011

    Annie Girardot (1931 - 2011)

    Over the course of a five-decade career, she starred in nearly 150 films. She is a three-time César Award winner (1977, 1996, 2002), a two-time Molière Award winner (2002), a David di Donatello Award winner (1977), a BAFTA nominee (1962), and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup (Best actress) at the […]

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  • Annie Heloise Abel Henderson

    1873 - 1947

    Annie Heloise Abel Henderson (1873 - 1947)

    Historian. An expert on the North American Indian, she received much acclaim for her studies of Native Americans in relation to their participation and experiences during the American Civil War period. Some of her notable works were “The American Indian as Slaveholder and Secessionist”, “The American Indian at the End of the Confederacy, 1863-1865” and […]

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  • Annie Montrose Hagins

    1917 - 2012

    Annie Montrose Hagins (1917 - 2012)

    Television Actress and African American Rights Activist. Born in North Carolina. One of five daughter’s of a Episcopal minister. She was school teacher in Indiana and a close friend to actress Rosetta LeNoire of the television show Family Matters and Esther Rolle of the television show Good Times. Known as her actress name of Montose […]

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  • Annisteen Allen

    1920 - 1992

    Annisteen Allen (1920 - 1992)

    Annisteen Allen (born Ernestine Letitia Allen) (November 11, 1920, Champaign, Illinois – August 10, 1992, Harlem, New York City) was an American blues singer.  Allen’s first recordings were made in 1945, and included “Miss Annie’s Blues” and “Love for Sale”. She sang with Big John Greer, Wynonie Harris, and Lucky Millinder, and in 1951, Federal […]

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  • Anny Ondra

    1903 - 1987

    Anny Ondra (1903 - 1987)

    The daughter of a Czech, Austro-Hungarian officer, Anny Ondra spent her childhood in Tarnów, Pula and Prague. Her father’s name was Bohumír and mother’s name Anna. She had two brothers, Tomáš (Tomas) and Jindřich (Henry). At seventeen she played in the theater and was acting in her first film. The film was directed by her […]

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