• Ruth Stone

    1915 - 2011

    Ruth Stone (1915 - 2011)

    She was born in Roanoke, Virginia. She raised three daughters alone after her husband, professor Walter Stone, committed suicide in 1959. She wrote that her poems are “love poems, all written to a dead man” whose death caused her to “reside in limbo” with her daughters. For twenty years she traveled the US, teaching creative […]

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  • Ruth Terry

    1920 - 2016

    Ruth Terry (1920 - 2016)

    Actress. Born Ruth Mae McMahon, her mother sang to her as a child which led to her interest in music. During her youth, she won a singing contest with a Chicago radio station, which resulted in her being signed by the Paul Ash Chicago Theatre Orchestra. She marked her film debut at the age of […]

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  • Ruth Warrick

    1916 - 2005

    Ruth Warrick (1916 - 2005)

    She was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1916 (as per her son and the 1930 U.S. census, dated April 3, 1930, which gives her age as 13 as of that date). Her parents were Fred R. & Annie L. Warrick. By writing an essay in high school called “Prevention and Cure of Tuberculosis”, Warrick […]

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  • Ruth White

    1914 - 1969

    Ruth White (1914 - 1969)

    Actress. Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, she made her film debut in the Three Stooges film ” Rhythm and Weep” (1946) and appeared in several more Three Stooges films throughout the 1950s. In demand as a character actor, she appeared in the films “The Nun’s Story” (1959), “To Kill a MockingBird” (1962), “Up the […]

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  • Rutland Barrington

    1853 - 1922

    Rutland Barrington (1853 - 1922)

    Actor. Born George Rutland Barrington-Fleet in Penge, Bromley, Kent, England, he was a popular stage and film actor. A member of the famous D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, he was considered one of it’s greatest members and one of the most famous and popular performers of the Victorian era. Barrington began performing the work of W.S. […]

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  • Ryan Dunn

    1977 - 2011

    Ryan Dunn (1977 - 2011)

    Ryan Dunn Dunn took part in the characteristic stunts that made Jackass famous, and featured in all three released films, Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two and Jackass 3D.  In 2006, Dunn and Bam Margera participated in the Gumball 3000 road rally in Margera’s Lamborghini Gallardo. He later went on a tour with Don Vito […]

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  • Ryan Halligan

    1989 - 2003

    Ryan Halligan (1989 - 2003)

    Ryan Halligan was born on December 18, 1989 in Poughkeepsie, New York, the son of John P. and Kelly Halligan. His family moved to Essex Junction, Vermont, where Halligan attended Hiawatha Elementary School and, later, Albert D. Lawton Middle School. He was described by his father as a “gentle, very sensitive soul,” who experienced some developmental […]

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  • Ryan Paul Freel

    1976 - 2012

    Ryan Paul Freel (1976 - 2012)

    Freel attended Tallahassee Community College and was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 1994 amateur entry draft, but did not sign. A year later, he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Freel played 6 seasons in the Toronto minor league system before making his Major […]

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  • Ryan White

    1971 - 1990

    Ryan White (1971 - 1990)

    Ryan White was born at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana, to Jeanne Elaine Hale and Hubert Wayne White. He was circumcised and the bleeding would not stop. When he was three days old, doctors diagnosed him with severe hemophilia A, a hereditary blood coagulation disorder associated with the X chromosome, which causes even […]

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  • Ryunosuke Akutagawa

    1892 - 1927

    Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892 - 1927)

    Author.  He is best known for the short story “Rashomon”, which he published in 1915. During his career he refrained from writing full-length novels, focusing instead on the short story as his main medium of expression. He began writing after entering Tokyo Imperial University in 1913 and was further encouraged by the praise that novelist […]

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  • Ryusei Kishida

    1891 - 1929

    Ryusei Kishida (1891 - 1929)

    Western style painter. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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