• Carl Oscar Vilhelm Gustafsson Asplund

    1871 - 1970

    Carl Oscar Vilhelm Gustafsson Asplund (1871 - 1970)

    He was the son of Kristina Adlene Samuelson of Repperda, Gustafsgård, Ädelfors, Jönköping. He married to Selma Augusta Emilia Johansson. They were the parents of five children: Filip Oscar, Clarence Gustaf Hugo, Carl Edgar, Lillian Gertrud and Felix Rojj. The Asplunds emigrated to USA on the Titanic board in 1912. Carl and his three elder […]

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  • Carl Panzram

    1891 - 1930

    Carl Panzram (1891 - 1930)

    In adulthood, Carl Panzram became a thief, stealing anything from bicycles to yachts, and was caught and imprisoned multiple times. While incarcerated, Panzram frequently got into trouble by attacking guards and refusing to follow their orders. The guards retaliated, subjecting him to beatings and other punishments. In 1907, at the age of 15, after getting […]

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  • Carl Peter Fabergé

    1846 - 1920

    Carl Peter Fabergé (1846 - 1920)

    Jeweler. He and his company were responsible for the world renown jewel-encrusted “Faberge Eggs”, which became synonymous with the extravagance of Imperial Russia. His father was a descendant of French Protestants who fled after the Edict of Nantes was revoked in 1685 and settled in Russia and his mother was Danish. He was education in […]

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  • Carl Radle

    1942 - 1980

    Carl Radle (1942 - 1980)

    Carl Dean Radle (June 18, 1942 – May 30, 1980) was a bassist who toured and recorded with many of the most influential recording artists of the late 1960s and 1970s. He was posthumously inducted to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Carl Radle was best known for his long association with Eric Clapton, […]

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  • Carl Ray Pohlad

    1915 - 2009

    Carl Ray Pohlad (1915 - 2009)

    Baseball Team Owner. He was a billionaire banker whose Minnesota Twins won two World Series titles during his nearly quarter-century as owner. Pohlad paid $38 million for the Twins in 1984. According to Forbes magazine’s 2006 rankings, Pohlad was the second-richest Minnesotan with a net worth of $2.8 billion. Still, his teams often had some […]

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  • Carl Reichenbach

    1788 - 1869

    Carl Reichenbach (1788 - 1869)

    Carl Reichenbach was educated at the University of Tübingen, where he obtained the degree of doctor of philosophy. At the age of 16 he conceived the idea of establishing a new German state in one of the South Sea Islands, and for five years he devoted himself to this project. Afterwards, directing his attention to the […]

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  • Carl Smith

    1927 - 2010

    Carl Smith (1927 - 2010)

    Carl Smith Country Musician. He was raised listening to music of the Grand Ole Opry, influenced by Roy Acuff (also a native of Maynardville, Tennessee) and Bill Monroe. While a teenager, he gained recognition as a guitarist, bass player and singer at WROL Radio in Knoxville before graduation from high school. Following a stint in […]

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  • Carl Stalling

    1891 - 1972

    Carl Stalling (1891 - 1972)

    Carl Stalling was born to Ernest and Sophia C. Stalling. His parents were from Germany; his father arrived in the United States in 1883. The family settled in Lexington, Missouri where his father was a carpenter. He started playing piano at six. By the age of 12, he was the principal piano accompanist in his […]

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  • Carl Switzer

    1927 - 1959

    Carl Switzer (1927 - 1959)

    Switzer was born in Paris, Illinois, the second son and last of the four children of George Frederick Switzer and his wife Gladys C. Shanks, both of German ancestry. He was named Carl after a member of the Switzer family and Dean after many relatives on his grandmother’s side. He and his brother, Harold, became […]

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  • Carl von Rokitansky

    1804 - 1878

    Carl von Rokitansky (1804 - 1878)

    Carl von Rokitansky was born in Hradec Králové (German: Königgrätz), Bohemia. He studied at the Charles University in Prague (1821–1824) and attained a doctorate in medicine on 6 March 1828 at the University of Vienna. In 1830, he became assistant to Johann Wagner, the professor of pathological anatomy, and succeeded him in 1834 as prosector, […]

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  • Carl W Ackerman

    1890 - 1970

    Carl W Ackerman (1890 - 1970)

    Carl W. Ackerman Carl William Ackerman (January 16, 1890 Richmond, Indiana –October 9, 1970 New York City) was an American journalist, author and educational administrator, the first dean of the Columbia School of Journalism. As a correspondent with the Public Ledger of Philadelphia, in 1919 he published the first excerpts in an English translation of […]

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  • Carl William Ackerman

    1890 - 1970

    Carl William Ackerman (1890 - 1970)

    Educator, Journalist. The Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 1931 to 1956, he was a co-founder of the American Press Institute, administered Pulitzer Prizes, helped establish Maria Moors Awards, championed civil liberties and freedom of information and helped emphasize practical training in newspaper work.

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  • Carl Williams

    1970 - 2010

    Carl Williams (1970 - 2010)

    Carl Williams (13 October 1970[2] – 19 April 2010) was an Australian convicted murderer and drug trafficker from the state of Victoria. He was the central figure in the Melbourne gangland killings. Williams attended Broadmeadows West Technical School, leaving in Year 11. Williams spent much of his childhood in Western Melbourne with his friends and older […]

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  • Carl Wilson

    1946 - 1998

    Carl Wilson (1946 - 1998)

    Carl Wilson Rock Musician, Vocalist, and Producer. He is best remembered as a founding member, lead guitarist, and occasional lead vocalist of classic California-based rock group The Beach Boys. He was the youngest brother of fellow Beach Boys Dennis and Brian Wilson and cousin of Beach Boy’s Mike Love. Born Carl Dean Wilson, as a […]

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  • Carl Zeiss

    1816 - 1888

    Carl Zeiss (1816 - 1888)

    German industrialist. Raised in Weimar, Germany, he gained worldwide attention as a notable lens maker and manufacturer of fine optical instruments. His lenses were high-quality and had a very large opening that allowed for very bright images. In 1846, Zeiss opened a workshop in Jena that at first only made lenses for microscopes, but later […]

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  • Carl-Ake Eriksson

    1934 - 2015

    Carl-Ake Eriksson (1934 - 2015)

    Swedish Actor. Eriksson was a very prominent actor whose career in film, television and the theater spanned six decades. His acting career started in the late 1950s when he was featured in the film “Pirates on the Malonen”.  Eriksson would go on to be in such films as  “Frostbitten” (2006), “The Girl Who Kicked the […]

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  • Carla Laemmle

    1909 - 2014

    Carla Laemmle (1909 - 2014)

    Carla Laemmle entered films in 1925, as “Carla Laemmle”, in an uncredited role as a ballet dancer in the original silent film version of The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and later had a small role in the early talkie version of Dracula (1931). In that classic film, she portrayed (again uncredited) a bespectacled passenger […]

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  • Carla Lane

    1928 - 2016

    Carla Lane (1928 - 2016)

    In the 1960s, Carla Lane wrote short stories and radio scripts. Her first successes came in collaboration with Myra Taylor, whom she had met at a writers’ workshop in Liverpool. Lane and Taylor would often meet at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool city centre to write. She said that she used a pseudonym, “Carla Lane”, […]

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  • Carles Fontserè

    1916 - 2007

    Carles Fontserè (1916 - 2007)

    Artist. A native of Catalunya, Spain, Fontseré was the last survivor of the Republican Generation of Artists. Widely known internationally, he is probably best remembered by his propaganda posters during Spanish Civil War. Forced into exile, he then moved to Mexico and later to New York, where he developed a successful career from 1950 to […]

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  • Carleton G. Young

    1907 - 1971

    Carleton G. Young (1907 - 1971)

    Carleton Garretson Young (May 26, 1907 – July 11, 1971) was an American television actor and the voice of the Ellery Queen radio detective character.  From January 10, 1942 until August 1943, he had the title role on The Adventures of Ellery Queen, and from 1943 to 1952, he played Edmond Dantès in Mutual’s version […]

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  • Carleton S. Young

    1905 - 1994

    Carleton S. Young (1905 - 1994)

    Young appeared in 235 American television and film roles with his first being The Fighting Marines (1935). He ended his career in the 1973 television series The Magician which starred Bill Bixby.  Other films Young was cast in are: Reefer Madness (1936) Navy Blues (1937), Dick Tracy (1937), Valley of the Sun (1942), Flying Leathernecks […]

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  • Carlo Battisti

    1882 - 1977

    Carlo Battisti (1882 - 1977)

    Linguist, Actor. He is best remembered for having played the starring role in the film masterpiece of Italian neorealism “Umberto D” (1952) directed by Vittorio De Sica. A professor at University of Florence, he devoted himself to the study of Italian dialectology, toponymy and cartography topography, soon becoming one of the greatest Italian experts. Battisti […]

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  • Carlo Collodi

    1826 - 1890

    Carlo Collodi (1826 - 1890)

    Author. Real name Carlo Lorenzini. Born in Florence, he took his pen name from his mother’s native village. He worked for many years as a journalist and began writing fairy tales in 1856. Collodi’s book “The Adventures of Pinocchio” (1883) is one of the most famous children’s stories of all time.  It has been filmed […]

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  • Carlo Gambino

    1902 - 1976

    Carlo Gambino (1902 - 1976)

    Carlo Gambino Born in Sicily, Carlo Gambino came from a family that had been involved in the Mafia for centuries. Although he was thin and somewhat frail-looking, he was also single-minded, ruthless and tough as nails and made a name for himself as an enforcer in local Mafia circles before he was out of his […]

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  • Carlo Ponti

    1912 - 2007

    Carlo Ponti (1912 - 2007)

    Carlo Ponti was born in Magenta, Lombardy and studied law at the University of Milan. He joined his father’s law firm in Milan and became involved in the film business through negotiating contracts. Ponti attempted to establish a film industry in Milan in 1940 and produced Mario Soldati’s Piccolo Mondo Antico there, starring Alida Valli, […]

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  • Carlos Alvarez-Novoa

    1970 - 2015

    Carlos Alvarez-Novoa (1970 - 2015)

    Actor. Born Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa Sánchez, he was a very prominent Spanish actor and writer. He began his career as an actor in 1957 at the Spanish University Theatre and appeared in plays throughout the country.  Alvarez-Novoa later went into acting in films and television series such as “Solas” (1999), “Lucía, Lucía” (2003) and “Elsa & […]

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  • Carlos Arniches

    1866 - 1943

    Carlos Arniches (1866 - 1943)

    Playwright. He was born in Alicante (Comunidad Valenciana) and died in Madrid. His first script for the musical theater was in collaboration with Gonzalo Cantó and composer Ruperto Chapí for “La leyenda del Monje” which premiered at the Apolo Theater in 1890. He is best remembered for his book “La Señorita de Trévelez” that was […]

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  • Carlos Bulosan

    1913 - 1956

    Carlos Bulosan (1913 - 1956)

    Carlos Bulosan was born to Ilocano parents in the Philippines in Binalonan, Pangasinan. There is considerable debate around his actual birth date, as he himself used several dates, but 1911 is generally considered the most reliable answer, based on his baptismal records, but according to the late Lorenzo Duyanen Sampayan, his childhood playmate and nephew, […]

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  • Carlos Cano de la Fuente

    1955 - 2015

    Carlos Cano de la Fuente (1955 - 2015)

    Peruvian Actor. Cano de la Fuente, known professionally as Carlos Cano, was a prominent actor in television, film, and on the theatrical stage. He studied theatrical writing and acting and then moved over to television and film. Cano’s first acting role came in the 1984 film “Tupac Amaru” and from there his film credits included […]

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  • Carlos Carella

    1925 - 1997

    Carlos Carella (1925 - 1997)

    Television, stage and cinema actor and director.  He participated in 30 movies. He wrote the book “Poemas míos y de Todos.” (bio by: 380W)

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