• Evalyn Knapp

    1906 - 1981

    Evalyn Knapp (1906 - 1981)

    Evalyn Knapp was born in 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri, as Evelyn Pauline Knapp. She started acting in silent films, her first role being in the 1929 film, At The Dentist’s. She was cast as leading lady in Smart Money in 1931, the only film starring both Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney. In 1932, […]

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  • Evan Mecham

    1924 - 2008

    Evan Mecham (1924 - 2008)

    Evan Mecham (/ˈmiːkəm/ mee-kəm; May 12, 1924 – February 21, 2008) was the 17th Governor of Arizona. A decorated veteran of World War II, Mecham earned his living as an automotive dealership owner and occasional newspaper publisher. Periodic runs for political office earned him a reputation as a perennial candidate along with the nickname of […]

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  • Evan Pugh

    1828 - 1864

    Evan Pugh (1828 - 1864)

    Educator. A chemistry professor who studied in Europe, he served as the First President of Penn State University. Today the highest honor the University can bestow on its faculty is title of “Evan Pugh Professor”. (bio by: Russ Dodge)  Family links:  Spouse:  Rebecca Valentine Pugh (1832 – 1921)

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  • Evan S. Connell

    1924 - 2013

    Evan S. Connell (1924 - 2013)

    Author. Best known for penning the pair of novels “Mrs. Bridge” (1959) and “Mr. Bridge” (1969), for which were made into a motion picture adaptation that starred Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The son of a physician, he chose to follow his dreams of becoming a writer despite of his father’s idea that he pursue […]

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  • Evangeline Benson Hemming

    1903 - 1981

    Evangeline Benson Hemming (1903 - 1981)

    Singer.  Evangeline Hemming, known as Eva Benson when she starred on the British stage during the 1920s and 30s.  She was born  in Birmingham, England.  She began her stage career at the age of 5 and was billed as the “Princess of Pantomime” at London’s Palladium and Lyceum theaters.  By the age of 16, hailed […]

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  • Evangeline Booth

    1865 - 1950

    Evangeline Booth (1865 - 1950)

    Evangeline Booth was born in South Hackney, London, England, the seventh of eight children born to William Booth and Catherine Mumford, who had earlier in the year founded The Christian Mission, which became the Salvation Army in 1878. Catherine Booth had recently read Uncle Tom’s Cabin and wanted to name her baby ‘Eva’, but William […]

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  • Evangeline Russell

    1902 - 1966

    Evangeline Russell (1902 - 1966)

    American actress of the silent era. Daughter of actor John Russell and screenwriter Lillian Case Russell. Married to director J. Stuart Blackton and later to director William P.S. Earle. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouses:  Ray H Claymore (1898 – 1966)*  Carey Harrison Rippeteau (1889 – 1957)*  J. Stuart Blackton (1875 – 1941)*  Roy […]

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  • Evaristo Carriego

    1883 - 1912

    Evaristo Carriego (1883 - 1912)

    Poet, Journalist. He created a true mythology of the tango, definitively influenciating to tango lyricist. He wrote “Misas Herejes” and “La Canción del Barrio.” Despite his enormous importance in tango´s history, today he is almost forgotten.  (bio by: 380W)

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  • Eve Arden

    1908 - 1990

    Eve Arden (1908 - 1990)

    Actress. Born Eunice Quedens in Mill Valley, California to Lucille and Charles Peter Quedens. She left high school at 16 and joined a stock theater company. She appeared in a few films under her real name. Her Broadway debut came in 1934, when she was cast in the stage play “Ziegfeld Follies,” before entering radio […]

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  • Eve Arden

    1908 - 1990

    Eve Arden (1908 - 1990)

    Actress. Born Eunice Quedens in Mill Valley, California to Lucille and Charles Peter Quedens. She left high school at 16 and joined a stock theater company. She appeared in a few films under her real name. Her Broadway debut came in 1934, when she was cast in the stage play “Ziegfeld Follies,” before entering radio […]

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  • Eve Arnold

    1912 - 2012

    Eve Arnold (1912 - 2012)

    Eve Arnold was born Eve Cohen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the middle of nine children born to immigrant Russian-Jewish parents, William Cohen (born Velvel Sklarski), a rabbi, and his wife, Bessie (Bosya Laschiner). Her interest in photography began in 1946 while working in a New York City photo-finishing plant. Over six weeks in 1948, she learned […]

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  • Eve Brent

    1929 - 2011

    Eve Brent (1929 - 2011)

    Actress. She will be best remembered for inheriting the role of Jane from the “Tarzan” film series, in the pictures “Tarzan and the Trappers” (1958) and “Tarzan’s Fight For Life” (1958), starring Gordon Scott. Born Jean Ann Ewers, she was raised in Fort Worth, her mother was associated with a Houston-area theater. She began her […]

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  • Eve Curie

    1904 - 2007

    Eve Curie (1904 - 2007)

    Author. She was best known for “Madame Curie” (1937),  a biography of her mother, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie. The book became a best seller and in 1943 was made into a Hollywood film.  During World War II she supported the Free French cause and served in Europe with the women’s division of General […]

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  • Eve Gagnier

    1930 - 1984

    Eve Gagnier (1930 - 1984)

    Actress. Gagnier appeared in the films, “The Late Blossom” (1977), and “Once Upon A Time In The West” (1974). She also appeared in the television shows, “Passe-Partout” in 1978, “Au Chenal Du Moine” from 1957 to 1958, and “Le Survenant” in 1957. (bio by: K)

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  • Eve Meyer

    1928 - 1977

    Eve Meyer (1928 - 1977)

    Eve Meyer (born Evelyn Eugene Turner; December 13, 1928 – March 27, 1977) was an American pin-up model, motion picture actress, and film producer. Much of her work was done in conjunction with sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer to whom she was married from 1952 to 1969. She was killed in the Tenerife airport disaster in […]

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  • Eve Miller

    1923 - 1973

    Eve Miller (1923 - 1973)

    Eve Miller’s original surname was “Turner” but she changed it when she began her career in movies. Born in Los Angeles, California, she was raised in San Francisco. Her father was a piano salesman. During the early years of World War II Miller worked as a welder in a shipyard. However before the war ended […]

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  • Eve Southern

    1900 - 1972

    Eve Southern (1900 - 1972)

    Actress. Star of late era silents and early talkies. In 1916, while living in Fort Worth, she was discovered by director D. W. Griffith. She moved to Hollywood and bounced around from studio to studio for several years, making films for Triangle, Fox, Paramount, Universal and Goldwyn, among others. Her break came when director Edwin […]

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  • Eve Turner “Eve” Meyer

    1928 - 1977

    Eve Turner “Eve” Meyer (1928 - 1977)

    Actress, Producer, Model. Wife of   Russ Meyer. She was Playboy Playmate of the Month for June 1955. She produced the films, “Blacksnake!” (1973), “The Seven Minutes” (1971), “Cherry, Harry & Raquel!” (1970), “Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls” (1970), “Vixen!” (1968), “Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers” (1968), “Good Morning…And Goodbye!” (1967), “Common Law Cabin” (1967), […]

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  • Eve Unsell

    1887 - 1937

    Eve Unsell (1887 - 1937)

    Eve Unsell underwent training as a journalist and magazine writer for the Kansas City Post and attended Emerson College in Boston for her postgraduate year, studying literature and drama. The theatrical agent, Beatrice DeMille was so impressed with one of Unsell’s short stories that she hired young Eve as a play reader for her theatrical […]

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  • Evelyn Ankers Ankers

    1918 - 1985

    Evelyn Ankers Ankers (1918 - 1985)

    Actress. Born in Chile, she was the leading lady of Universal’s horror movies known as “The Queen of the Screamers”. She made over fifty films from 1936 to 1950, to include “Bells of St. Mary’s” (1937), “The Wolfman” (1941), “The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942), “Son of Dracula” (1943), “The Mad Ghoul” (1943), “The Invisible Man’s […]

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  • Evelyn Brent

    1901 - 1975

    Evelyn Brent (1901 - 1975)

    Born Mary Elizabeth Riggs in Tampa and known as Betty, she was a child of 10 when her mother Eleanor died, leaving her father Arthur to raise her alone. After moving to New York City as a teenager, her good looks brought modeling jobs that led to an opportunity to become involved in the still […]

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  • Evelyn Duncan

    1893 - 1972

    Evelyn Duncan (1893 - 1972)

    Actress. She was the elder sister of actresses Rosetta and Vivian Duncan of “Topsy and Eva” fame.

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  • Evelyn Einstein

    1941 - 2011

    Evelyn Einstein (1941 - 2011)

    Evelyn Einstein was born in Chicago; after her birth she was adopted by Hans Albert Einstein. She obtained a Master’s degree in Medieval literature at University of California, Berkeley. She was married to Grover Krantz for 13 years from 1964 to about 1977. She then worked briefly as an animal control officer, as a cult […]

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  • Evelyn Finley

    1916 - 1989

    Evelyn Finley (1916 - 1989)

    Actress. She was an extraordinary horsewoman, beginning her career as a stuntwoman in films of the 1930s. Her first title role was in “Arizona Frontier” (1940) and she went on to be a regular in many B-Western movies. Among her credits are “Trail Riders” (1942), “Cowboy Commandos” (1943), “Ghost Guns” (1944), “Prairie Rustlers” (1945), “Sundown […]

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  • Evelyn Hamann

    1942 - 2007

    Evelyn Hamann (1942 - 2007)

    After an acting course at Hamburg University of Music and the Performing Arts, where she was taught by Eduard Marks, among others, Evelyn Hamann started a career on the stage. She took on small roles at the Thalia Theater, and from 1968 her stage career took her to Göttingen, Heidelberg and Bremen, where she played […]

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  • Evelyn Hooker

    1907 - 1996

    Evelyn Hooker (1907 - 1996)

    Evelyn Hooker was born Evelyn Gentry in North Platte, Nebraska, in her grandmother’s house and grew up with eight brothers and sisters in the Colorado Plains. When she was 13, her family moved to Sterling, Colorado. The journey to Sterling would be one of Evelyn’s fondest memories. Evelyn’s mother, Jessie Bethel, who had a third grade […]

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  • Evelyn Jarvis Preer

    1896 - 1932

    Evelyn Jarvis Preer (1896 - 1932)

    Stage/Screen Actress and Singer of the 1910s to the early 1930s. Although she exhibited great talent and promise as an actress, she found her roles limited due to her light skin tone which did not fit the industry’s standards for African-Americans of the era. She appeared in “The Gunsaulus Mystery” (1921), “The Devil’s Disciple” (1926), […]

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  • Evelyn Keyes

    1916 - 2008

    Evelyn Keyes (1916 - 2008)

    Evelyn Keyes was born in Port Arthur, Texas, to Omar Dow Keyes and Maude Ollive Keyes, the daughter of a Methodist minister. After Omar Keyes died when she was three years old, Keyes moved with her mother to Atlanta, Georgia, where they lived with her grandparents. As a teenager, Keyes took dancing lessons and performed […]

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  • Evelyn Kingsley

    1928 - 2000

    Evelyn Kingsley (1928 - 2000)

    Stage and motion picture actress. Appeared in the 1973 drama “Toys Are Not For Children.” (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Evelyn Lauder

    1936 - 2011

    Evelyn Lauder (1936 - 2011)

    She was born Evelyn Hausner in Vienna, Austria in 1936 to a Jewish family. Lauder’s family fled Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938, using their household silver to get visas to Belgium. They then moved on to England where her mother was sent to an internment camp on the Isle of Man and Evelyn was placed in […]

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