• Evelyn Lawton

    1900 - 1996

    Evelyn Lawton (1900 - 1996)

    Celebrated British actress of stage and screen. Wife of actor Frank Lawton. (bio by: Kieran Smith)  Family links:  Spouse:  Frank Lawton (1904 – 1969)

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  • Evelyn Nesbit

    1884 - 1967

    Evelyn Nesbit (1884 - 1967)

    Actress, Artist’s model and Dancer. She was known as “the Girl in the Red Velvet Swing.”  Her husband, Harry Kendall Thaw, killed her lover, noted New York Architect Stanford White, and the story was made into a movie, “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing” (1955), with actress Joan Collins playing her role.  Her life […]

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  • Evelyn Preer

    1896 - 1932

    Evelyn Preer (1896 - 1932)

    Evelyn Preer began her performance career in early vaudeville and minstrel shows. She changed her surname to Preer. Her first film role was in Oscar Micheaux’s 1919 debut film The Homesteader, when she was 23. Micheaux promoted Preer as his leading actress with a steady tour of personal appearances and a publicity campaign. Her most well-known […]

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  • Evelyn Selbie

    1871 - 1950

    Evelyn Selbie (1871 - 1950)

    Actress in 113 films, most of them Westerns. She appeared in 9 “Bronco Billy” films opposite Gilbert M. Anderson. (bio by: TLS)  Family links:  Spouse:  Harvey Selbie (____ – 1923)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Evelyn Venable

    1913 - 1993

    Evelyn Venable (1913 - 1993)

    Evelyn Venable was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the only child of Emerson and Dolores Venable. She graduated from Walnut Hills High School (class of 1930), where her father and grandfather William Henry Venable taught English. She performed in several plays at Walnut Hills, as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, the Dream Child in Dear Brutus […]

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  • Evelyn Ward

    1923 - 2012

    Evelyn Ward (1923 - 2012)

    American Actress. Ward began her career as a Roxyette at New York’s famed Roxy Theatre in the early 1940s, then headed for Broadway where she understudied for Mary Martin in ‘Dancing in the Streets’ and made her Broadway debut in 1943 in the musical comedy ‘Early to Bed’. Her other Broadway credits in the 1940s […]

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  • Everett Brown

    1902 - 1953

    Everett Brown (1902 - 1953)

    Actor. He is best remembered for his role of ‘Big Sam’ in the classic motion picture “Gone With the Wind”. He appeared in 28 films,  including “I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang,” “Tarzan and His Mate,” “Kid Millions,” “The Plainsman,” “Congo Maisie,” and “White Witch Doctor.” (bio by: TLS)

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  • Ewert “EWK” Karlsson

    1918 - 2004

    Ewert “EWK” Karlsson (1918 - 2004)

    Acclaimed Swedish Drawer. He received international recognition for his political and engaged drawings. For decades he was frequently published in Sweden´s leading tabloid, Aftonbladet, and the weekly paper Land. He has also illustrated many books and were an acknowledged portrayist. Three times he was apponited World Champion of his genre. (bio by: Peter Robsahm)

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  • Eydie Gorme

    1928 - 2013

    Eydie Gorme (1928 - 2013)

    Gormé was born Edith Gormezano (census sources indicate Edith Garmezano) in The Bronx, New York, in 1928, the daughter of Nessim and Fortuna, Sephardic Jewish immigrants. Her father, a tailor, was from Sicily and her mother was from Turkey. Gormé was a cousin of singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka.  She graduated from William Howard Taft High School […]

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  • Ezio Pinza

    1892 - 1957

    Ezio Pinza (1892 - 1957)

    Ezio Pinza, christened Fortunio Pinza, was born in modest circumstances in Rome in 1892 and grew up on Italy’s east coast, in the ancient city of Ravenna. He studied singing at Bologna’s Conservatorio Martini, making his operatic debut in 1914, as Oroveso in Norma at Cremona. As a young man, Pinza was a devotee of bicycle […]

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  • Ezra Ames

    1768 - 1836

    Ezra Ames (1768 - 1836)

    Artist.  He was born in Massachusetts but moved with his family to Staatsburg, New York when he was a young child.  He returned to Massachusetts settling in Worcester where he was a successful furniture and carriage painter.  It was here that he began to experiment with painting portraits, specializing in miniatures.  In 1795 he moved […]

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  • Ezra Cornell

    1807 - 1874

    Ezra Cornell (1807 - 1874)

    Businessman, Education Administrator, and Entrepreneur. He was the founder of Western Union and a co-founder of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Born in Westchester Landing, New York to Quaker parents, his father was a potter. He was raised in DeRuyter, New York and worked as a carpenter, traveling throughout New York. In 1831 he […]

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  • Ezra F. Kysor

    1834 - 1907

    Ezra F. Kysor (1834 - 1907)

    Architect. He was a pioneer of the building boom that helped transform Los Angeles from a frontier hamlet into an important city in the late 19th Century. Some of his surviving work is part of the Los Angeles Plaza Historic District (El Pueblo de Los Angeles), which was declared a National Landmark in 1972. His […]

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  • Ezra Frederick Scattergood

    1871 - 1947

    Ezra Frederick Scattergood (1871 - 1947)

    Chief electrical engineer on the storied construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. He was the top official of the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. With chief engineer William Mulholland’s recommendation, he was named to head the DWP’s quickly-expanding power bureau in 1907. By 1928, Scattergood had built what was then the […]

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  • Ezra Milford Jones

    1896 - 1932

    Ezra Milford Jones (1896 - 1932)

    Gangster. A member of the “Cuckoo Gang,” Jones (real name Jonas) committed robberies and murders all over the Midwest during Prohibition. Jones worked with the Purple Gang of Detroit and was a close friend of Fred “Killer” Burke. He had a particular hatred for Italian criminals, as they comprised most of his victims. Milford Jones […]

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  • Ezra Stiles

    1727 - 1795

    Ezra Stiles (1727 - 1795)

    American Educator and Theologian. He was born in North Haven, Connecticut, the son of a minister. He attended Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut and graduated in 1746. He studied theology and was ordained as a minister in 1749, tutoring at Yale from that year until 1755. In 1753 he resigned from the ministry to […]

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  • Ezra Taft Benson

    1899 - 1994

    Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

    Born on a farm in Whitney, Idaho, Benson was the oldest of eleven children. He was the great-grandson of Ezra T. Benson, who was appointed by Brigham Young a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1846. Benson began his academic career at Utah State Agricultural College (USAC), where he first met his […]

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  • Ezzard Charles

    1921 - 1975

    Ezzard Charles (1921 - 1975)

    Ezzard Charles Boxer Ezzard Charles was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia. When he was a child, his family moved to Cincinnati, where he became interested in boxing. By the time he was sixteen, he had taught himself the rudiments of boxing so well that he won fortytwo amateur fights in a row—including two Golden Gloves and […]

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