• Ferenc Fricsay

    1914 - 1963

    Ferenc Fricsay (1914 - 1963)

    Ferenc Fricsay was born in Budapest in 1914 and studied music under Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, Ernst von Dohnányi, and Leo Weiner. With these and other faculty at the Budapest Academy of Music he studied piano, violin, clarinet, trombone, percussion, composition and conducting. Ferenc Fricsay made his first appearance as a conductor at age 15, […]

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  • Ferlin Husky

    1925 - 2011

    Ferlin Husky (1925 - 2011)

    Ferlin Husky Country Musician, Actor. Born Ferlin Eugene Husky, he was raised on a Missouri farm and learned how to play the guitar from an uncle at the age of ten. Following service with the US Merchant Marines (he served as a troop ship gunner in the European Theater) during World War II, he worked […]

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  • Fermín Chávez

    1924 - 2006

    Fermín Chávez (1924 - 2006)

    Historian. Strongly involved with the peronism, he wrote more than 40 books, among them are: “Historia y Antología de la Poesía Gauchesca,” “Eva Perón sin Mitos,” “Eva Perón en la Historia,” “Civilización y Barbarie en la Historia de la Cultura Argentina,” and many others. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Fern Andra

    1893 - 1974

    Fern Andra (1893 - 1974)

    Actress, Producer, Director, and Author. Best know for her work in silent films in Germany in the 1910s and 1920s, she was one of the top box office draws in Germany during that time. Born Vernal Edna Andrews, she was the daughter of vaudeville and circus performers and got her start in vaudeville at an […]

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  • Fern Emmett

    1896 - 1946

    Fern Emmett (1896 - 1946)

    American film actress. Married to actor Henry Roquemore. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Fernand Braudel

    1902 - 1985

    Fernand Braudel (1902 - 1985)


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  • Fernand Khnopff

    1858 - 1921

    Fernand Khnopff (1858 - 1921)

    Belgian symbolist painter, greatly influenced by the French writers Flaubert and Baudelaire.

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  • Fernand Labori

    1860 - 1917

    Fernand Labori (1860 - 1917)

    Lawyer. Famed for representing Captain Alfred Dreyfus and Mme. Caillaux.

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  • Fernando Arturo de Merino

    1833 - 1906

    Fernando Arturo de Merino (1833 - 1906)

    Religious Politician. Born in Antonci, in the Croatian region of Istria, he was a Dominican Priest and orator of national life for higher education in Santo Domingo. In 1865, he became Propagator of the independence of the island of Santo Domingo and was appointed chairman of the House and President, serving 1880 to 1882. He […]

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  • Fernando Corena

    1916 - 1984

    Fernando Corena (1916 - 1984)

    Fernando Corena was born in Geneva, Switzerland, to a Turkish father (the name was Korena) and an Italian mother. He studied theology at the Fribourg University, hoping to become a priest. After winning a vocal contest, he turned his attention to music. He first studied in his native Geneva, 1937-38. He was then noticed by […]

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  • Fernando Freyre de Andrade

    1903 - 1946

    Fernando Freyre de Andrade (1903 - 1946)

    Actor. He was born in Ávila and died in Madrid. He began his career on stage in 1925, with Ernesto Vilches company. Later, he entered in cinema with the film “La Bien Pagada” (1933). He developed a prolific career as character actor, until his early death at the age or 43. He is remembered in […]

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  • Fernando Freyre de Andrade

    1903 - 1946

    Fernando Freyre de Andrade (1903 - 1946)

    Actor. He was born in Ávila and died in Madrid. He began his career on stage in 1925, with Ernesto Vilches company. Later, he entered in cinema with the film “La Bien Pagada” (1933). He developed a prolific career as character actor, until his early death at the age or 43. He is remembered in […]

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  • Fernando Rey

    1917 - 1994

    Fernando Rey (1917 - 1994)

    Rey was born in A Coruña, Spain, the son of Captain Casado Veiga. He studied architecture, but the Spanish Civil War interrupted his university studies which led him to his success.  In 1936, Rey began his career in movies as an extra, sometimes even getting credited. It was then that he chose his stage name, […]

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  • Ferrell J “Andy” Anderson

    1918 - 1978

    Ferrell J “Andy” Anderson (1918 - 1978)

    Major League Baseball Player. A catcher, he appeared in two seasons with the majors, with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1946) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1953). An all-conference football tackle at the University of Kansas, he entered the New York Yankees’ minor league system in 1939 and was acquired by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1942. His […]

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  • Ferruccio Busoni

    1866 - 1924

    Ferruccio Busoni (1866 - 1924)

    Composer and Virtuoso Pianist. Ferruccio Busoni was the only child of two professional musicians: his Italian/German mother a pianist, his Italian father a clarinetist. He was a child prodigy. He made his public debut on the piano with his parents, at the age of seven. A couple of years later he played some of his […]

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  • Fess Parker

    1924 - 2010

    Fess Parker (1924 - 2010)

    Fess Parker was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised on a farm in Tom Green County near San Angelo. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the latter part of World War II, hoping to become a pilot. He was turned down because he was too tall at 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m). […]

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  • Feyrouz

    1943 - 2016

    Feyrouz (1943 - 2016)

    Actress.   Born Perouz Artin Kalfayan, she was a prominent child actress during the 1950s.   She made her “big screen” debut in 1950 at the age of seven, in the film “Yasmin”.   She was a multi-talented entertainer, starring in numerous films as an actress, singer, and dancer.   Her film credits include “Dahab” […]

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  • Fidel Castro

    1926 - 2016

    Fidel Castro (1926 - 2016)

    Fidel Castro Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader, bedeviling 11 American presidents and briefly pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war, died on Friday. He was […]

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  • Fidelis Cheza

    1970 - 2015

    Fidelis Cheza (1970 - 2015)

    Zimbabwean Actor. Cheza was an actor whose most well known role to American audiences was of the Esbowe Warrior Chief in the film “Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold”. He was a mainstay in the Zimbabwean film industry for a long time, appearing in more than 40 films locally and regionally.   Cheza […]

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  • Fifi D’Orsay

    1904 - 1983

    Fifi D’Orsay (1904 - 1983)

    Canadian-born motion picture actress of the 1920s through the 1960s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Filippo Brunelleschi

    1970 - 1446

    Filippo Brunelleschi (1970 - 1446)

    Brunelleschi was an archietect/sculptor who built the dome for the cathedral in Florence.

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  • Filippo De Pisis

    1896 - 1956

    Filippo De Pisis (1896 - 1956)

    Italian Painter. He started to study drawing at the age of six. At eighteen he entered the University of Bologna, where he studied literature and philosophy and continued to paint. After graduating he went to Rome and worked for four years as a teacher, and began dedicating himself seriously to painting. In the early 20s, […]

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  • Finlay Currie

    1878 - 1968

    Finlay Currie (1878 - 1968)

    Finlay Currie (20 January 1878 – 9 May 1968) was a Scottish actor of stage, screen and television. Currie was born in Edinburgh, where he later attended George Watson’s College. His acting career began on the stage. He and his wife, Maude Courtney, did a song-and-dance act in the USA in the late 1890s. He made […]

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  • Fireball Roberts

    1929 - 1964

    Fireball Roberts (1929 - 1964)

    Fireball Roberts On May 24, 1964, at the World 600 in Charlotte, Roberts had qualified in the eleventh position and started in the middle of the pack. On lap seven, Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson collided and spun out and Roberts crashed trying to avoid them. Roberts’ Ford slammed backward into the inside retaining wall, […]

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  • Fitz Henry Lane

    1804 - 1865

    Fitz Henry Lane (1804 - 1865)

    Artist. Also known as Fitz Hugh Lane, he was a maritime painter who pioneered the luminist style, so called because his paintings celebrated the transcendence of light in ordinary scenes. He was a wealthy painter of seascapes, harbor scenes and ship portraits, for which he was commissioned by their owners. But he was first recognized […]

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  • Fitzhugh Fulton

    1925 - 2015

    Fitzhugh Fulton (1925 - 2015)

    Born in Blakely, Georgia, Fulton attended Auburn University, the University of Oklahoma, and is a graduate of Golden Gate University.  Fulton flew 225 trips to Berlin in C-54’s during the Berlin Airlift. He also flew 55 combat mission in the Douglas B-26 Invader over North Korea. He received a Distinguished Flying Cross and five Air […]

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  • Flannery O’Connor

    1925 - 1964

    Flannery O’Connor (1925 - 1964)

    Regarding her emphasis of the grotesque, Flannery O’Connor said: “anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque by the northern reader, unless it is grotesque, in which case it is going to be called realistic.” Her texts usually take place in the South and revolve around morally flawed characters, while […]

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  • Fletcher Harper

    1806 - 1877

    Fletcher Harper (1806 - 1877)

    Publisher. Along with his brothers James, Joseph and John, he founded Harper and Brothers Publishing, which is today Harper Collins, the 5th largest publisher in the world.  Family links:  Spouse:  Jane Freelove Harper (____ – 1895)  Children:  Joseph Wesley Harper (1827 – 1886)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Fletcher Henderson

    1897 - 1952

    Fletcher Henderson (1897 - 1952)

    James Fletcher Henderson was born in Cuthbert, Georgia, in 1897. He grew up in a middle-class African-American family. His father, Fletcher H. Henderson Sr. (1857–1943), was the principal of the nearby Howard Normal Randolph School from 1880 until 1942. His home, now known as the Fletcher Henderson House, is a historic site. His mother, a […]

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  • Flip Wilson

    1933 - 1998

    Flip Wilson (1933 - 1998)

    Flip Wilson He is remembered for his NBC variety television series “The Flip Wilson Show” that aired from September 1970 until June 1974, as well as his character ‘Geraldine Jones’. Born Clerow Wilson, Jr., one of ten children, his father worked as a handyman during the Great Depression. When he was seven years old, his […]

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