• Anthony Russo

    1916 - 1979

    Anthony Russo (1916 - 1979)

    His nickname was Little Pussy and he was a Captain in the Genovese Organized Crime Family. New Jersey was the base of his operations all his life. His older brother John, who was also member of the Genovese Family, was nicknamed Big Pussy. During the 1960s, FBI wiretaps overheard New Jersey mobsters telling the story […]

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  • Anthony Salerno

    1911 - 1992

    Anthony Salerno (1911 - 1992)

    Organized Crime Figure. He was the Boss of the Genovese Family from 1981 until 1986. Taking over after Frank Tieri’s death. Salerno and three other New York City Mafia Bosses were sentenced to 100 years in prison in the famous Commission trial in 1986. After Salerno went to prison Vincent (The Chin) Gigante became the […]

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  • Anthony Shadid

    1968 - 2012

    Anthony Shadid (1968 - 2012)

    From 2003 to 2009 Shadid was a staff writer for The Washington Post where he was an Islamic affairs correspondent based in the Middle East. Before The Washington Post, Shadid worked as Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press based in Cairo and as news editor of the AP bureau in Los Angeles. He spent […]

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  • Anthony Spilotro

    1938 - 1986

    Anthony Spilotro (1938 - 1986)

    Anthony Spilotro Two bodies recovered from a grave in a northwest Indiana cornfield were identified by the FBI late Monday as Anthony John Spilotro, reputed overseer of the Chicago mob’s interests in California and Las Vegas, and his brother, Michael. The brothers, both of whom were awaiting trial on separate federal charges, had been beaten […]

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  • Anthony St Laurent

    1970 - 2016

    Anthony St Laurent (1970 - 2016)

    Anthony St Laurent Anthony St Laurent was born of Italian parents, his father died when he was young and his mother remarried and both of them took her new husbands last name, St. Laurent. In July 1993, Robert DeLuca and Anthony St Laurent along with 24 others were indicted for running a bookmaking operation out […]

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  • Anthony Walker

    1987 - 2005

    Anthony Walker (1987 - 2005)

    Anthony Walker (21 February 1987 – 30 July 2005) was a black British student of African descent from Huyton, Merseyside, England, who was murdered with an ice axe by Michael Barton and his cousin Paul Taylor, in an unprovoked racially motivated attack. Walker was eighteen years old and was in his second year of A-levels. […]

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  • Anthony Young

    1966 - 2017

    Anthony Young (1966 - 2017)

    Anthony Young attended Furr High School in Houston, Texas, and the University of Houston, where he played college baseball and college football for the Houston Cougars. The New York Mets selected Young in the 38th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball draft. He worked his way up through their minor league system, making his […]

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  • Antoine Bourdelle

    1861 - 1929

    Antoine Bourdelle (1861 - 1929)

    French Sculptor. He left school at the age of 13 to work as a wood carver in his father’s cabinet making shop. He learned drawing with the founder of the Ingres Museum in Montauban, then sculpture at the art school in Toulouse. At the age of 24 he won a scholarship to the Ecoles des […]

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  • Antoine Etex

    1808 - 1888

    Antoine Etex (1808 - 1888)

    Sculptor. Born in Paris, the son of a decorative sculptor, he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1824 as a pupil of Charles Dupaty, moving in 1825 to the studio of James Pradier Ingres who also took an interest in his education.  He first exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1833, his work including […]

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  • Antoine Gros

    1771 - 1835

    Antoine Gros (1771 - 1835)

    Artist. A prolific French history and neoclassical painter, he is remembered for his battle scenes and portraits of notable European nobility and military figures. Born Antoine-Jean Gros in Paris, France, his father was a miniature painter. He displayed artistic talent at an early age and in 1785 he studied under the tutelage of French artist […]

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  • Antoine Le Claire

    1797 - 1861

    Antoine Le Claire (1797 - 1861)

    Pioneer. First white settler in Iowa. Co-founder of the city of Davenport, Iowa. Le Claire, Iowa is named for him. He acted as an interpreter for the US government in dealings with Native Americans in the midwest, notably providing his services at the signing of the treaty which secured the Black Hawk Purchase, which included […]

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  • Antoine Louis Barye

    1796 - 1875

    Antoine Louis Barye (1796 - 1875)

    Sculptor. Antoine Louis Barye was born in Paris in 1796. At the age of 13 he began training with a master engraver learning metal techniques. Later, he became a passionate observer of living animals and studied their anatomy. He was known and admired for his sculptures in America long before his 1867 election to the […]

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  • Antoinette “Toni” Perry

    1888 - 1946

    Antoinette “Toni” Perry (1888 - 1946)

    Actress and philantropist. The ‘Tony’ awards for excellence in theatre took their name from her. She was married to oil magnate, Frank Wheatcroft.  Family links:  Parents:  William Russell Perry (1859 – 1911)  Minnie B. Hall DeSoto (1863 – 1952)  Spouse:  Frank Wheatcroft Frueauff (1874 – 1922)*  Children:  Margaret Hall Frueauff (1913 – 2007)*  Elaine Storrs […]

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  • Antoinette Giroux

    1903 - 1978

    Antoinette Giroux (1903 - 1978)

    Actress. Giroux appeared as ‘Grand-Mere Therrien’ in the television series, “Rue Des Pignons” from 1966 to 1977, and as ‘Mme Richard’ in “14, Rue De Galais” from 1954 to 1957. She also appeared as herself in the film, “Backstage” in 1953. (bio by: K)

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  • Anton Adner

    1970 - 1822

    Anton Adner (1970 - 1822)

    German Folk Figure, Wood Artisan. It is believed that his birthplace was in Schonau, Bavaria, in the region of Berchtesgaden. He earned a modest living by building and selling his wooden creations that included toys and boxes, along with knitting picturesque socks. During his lifetime, the region of Berchtesgaden imposed strict commerce regulations in which […]

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  • Anton Chekhov

    1860 - 1904

    Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

    Author. Russia’s greatest dramatist and short story writer, he had a seminal influence on 20th Century literature. Chekhov was born in Taganrog, the grandson of a former serf who had purchased his freedom. His father, a grocer and domestic tyrant, went bankrupt in 1876, and to avoid debtor’s prison he fled to Moscow with most […]

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  • Anton Diffring

    1916 - 1989

    Anton Diffring (1916 - 1989)

    Anton Diffring was born as Alfred Pollack in Koblenz. His father Solomon Pollack was a Jewish shop-owner who managed to avoid internment by the Nazi authorities and survived the war. His mother Bertha Diffring was Christian. He studied acting in Berlin and Vienna but there is conjecture about when he left Germany prior to World […]

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  • Anton Dominik Fernkorn

    1813 - 1878

    Anton Dominik Fernkorn (1813 - 1878)

    Sculptor. Born in Erfurt near Leipzig,  Anton studied sculpture under the sculptors Johann Baptist Stiglmaier and Ludwig Michael Schwanthaler in Munich, in 1836 to 1840. His first sculptural project, “Saint George and the Dragon” for the courtyard of the Montenuovo palace, attracted attention, and the Austrian government appointed him director of the imperial bronze foundry […]

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  • Anton Hubert Fischer

    1840 - 1912

    Anton Hubert Fischer (1840 - 1912)

    Anton Hubert Fischer (Antonius Fischer) (30 May 1840, in Jülich, Rhine Province – 30 July 1912, in Neuenahr) was a Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cologne and Cardinal. The son of a professor, he was educated at the Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium at Cologne, making his theological studies at the University of Bonn and the Academy of Münster. […]

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  • Anton Hulman, Jr

    1901 - 1977

    Anton Hulman, Jr (1901 - 1977)

    Businessman. Yale-educated, he inherited a multimillion-dollar company, Hulman and Company, when his father died in 1942. “Clabber Girl” baking soda was one of its premier products. He is best remembered for having been persuaded by Wilbur Shaw to purchase the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which had fallen into disrepair during an inactive period during World War […]

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  • Anton Hulman, Sr

    1864 - 1942

    Anton Hulman, Sr (1864 - 1942)

    Father of Anton Hulman Jr. He willed Hulman & Co., a multimillion-dollar business, to his son, who was also a successful businessman and generous philanthropist, and who is best remembered for purchasing and resurrecting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which had fallen into disrepair through inactivity during World War Two, and developing the Indianapolis 500 into […]

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  • Anton Otto Fischer

    1882 - 1962

    Anton Otto Fischer (1882 - 1962)

    Acclaimed Illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post. During World War II, was given the rank of “artist laureate” for the United States Coast Guard. The resulting pictures are now in the Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut. In 1947, Fischer wrote and illustrated a book about his sailing years entitled, Fo’c’sle Days. His paintings […]

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  • Anton Rodgers

    1933 - 2007

    Anton Rodgers (1933 - 2007)

    Rodgers was born in London, the son of Leonore (née Wood) and William Robert Rodgers. His early education was at Westminster School. Later he was educated at the Italia Conti Academy and LAMDA. He appeared on stage from the age of 14. He was well known for his television performances, specifically his long-running roles in […]

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  • Anton Webern

    1883 - 1945

    Anton Webern (1883 - 1945)

    Anton Friedrich Wilhelm (von) Webern (German: [ˈantɔn ˈveːbɐn]; 3 December 1883 – 15 September 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor. Along with his mentor Arnold Schoenberg and his colleague Alban Berg, Webern was at the core among those within and more peripheral to the circle of the Second Viennese School, including Ernst Krenek and Theodor […]

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  • Antoni Clavé

    1913 - 2005

    Antoni Clavé (1913 - 2005)

    Artist. He was born in Barcelona (Spain) and died in Saint Tropez (France). He was forced to exiled after Spanish Civil War, and he moved to France, where was one of the founders of Spanish École de Paris. His works was included in abstract and expressionist style. He was disciple of valencian painter José Mongrell. […]

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  • Antoni Gaudi

    1852 - 1926

    Antoni Gaudi (1852 - 1926)

    The great Spanish architect studying and creating mostly in Barcelona. His most famous work is the cathedral Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, starting at 1886 and still not completed. His surrealist buildings had a formative influence on the whole picture of Barcelona. On occasion he had expressed a desire to die in a hospital among the […]

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  • Antoni Tàpies

    1923 - 2012

    Antoni Tàpies (1923 - 2012)

    The son of Josep Tàpies i Mestre and Maria Puig i Guerra, Antoni Tàpies Puig was born in Barcelona on December 13, 1923. His father was a lawyer and Catalan nationalist who served briefly with the Republican government. At 17, Tàpies suffered a near-fatal heart attack caused by tuberculosis. He spent two years as a […]

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  • Antonie Dixon

    1968 - 2009

    Antonie Dixon (1968 - 2009)

    Antonie Dixon attacked both of his partners, Renee Gunbie and Simonne Butler, with a Samurai sword at Pipiroa on 21 January 2003. Before the sword broke, Gunbie’s left hand was completely severed and both of Butler’s arms were partially severed. After stealing a vehicle and travelling to Auckland, Dixon fatally shot James Te Aute in […]

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  • Antonin Artaud

    1896 - 1948

    Antonin Artaud (1896 - 1948)

    Writer, Actor. Born in Marseille, France, he was a French playwright, actor and theatre director. In 1920, he moved to Paris to pursue a career as a writer and soon started performing on the stage. He soon gained an interest in cinema and wrote the scenario for the first Surrealist film, “The Seashell and the […]

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  • Antonio “Totò” de Curtis

    1898 - 1967

    Antonio “Totò” de Curtis (1898 - 1967)

    Noted Italian-born Screen Actor. He created the role of Totò. He is remembered for films such as “L’Allegro Fantasma” (1941), “Il Ratto delle Sabine” (1945), “Totò le Mokò” (1946), “Dov`è la Libertá” (1952), “I Tre Ladri” (1954), “Totò, Peppino e le Fanatiche” (1958), “Le Belle Famiglie” (1964), and “Capriccio all’italiana” (1967). (bio by: José L […]

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