• Brandon Burlsworth

    1976 - 1999

    Brandon Burlsworth (1976 - 1999)

    Brandon Burlsworth Former Arkansas football player and Indianapolis Colts draft pick Brandon Burlsworth died Wednesday in a car crash while travelling to his home, state police said. State police Cpl. Philip Straub said the call came in at 4:17 p.m. that there was a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer on U.S. 412 near […]

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  • Zoltan Korda

    1895 - 1961

    Zoltan Korda (1895 - 1961)

    As a young man, Zoltan Korda went to work with his brother Alexander in their native Hungary and in the United Kingdom for his London Films production company. He functioned as a camera operator; for a time he worked in film editing and as a screenwriter. In 1918 and 1920 in Hungary, he directed two […]

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  • Sam Newfield

    1899 - 1964

    Sam Newfield (1899 - 1964)

    Sam Newfield, born Samuel Neufeld, (December 6, 1899 – November 10, 1964), also known as Sherman Scott or Peter Stewart, was an American B-movie director, one of the most prolific in American film history—he is credited with directing over 250 feature films in a career that began in the silent era and ended in 1958. […]

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  • Sterling Hayden

    1916 - 1986

    Sterling Hayden (1916 - 1986)

    Sterling Hayden became a print model and later signed a contract with Paramount Pictures, who dubbed the 6′5″ (1.96 m) actor “The Most Beautiful Man in the Movies” and “The Beautiful Blond Viking God.” His first film, Virginia (1941), starred Madeleine Carroll, with whom he fell in love and married. After two film roles, he […]

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  • Walter Sande

    1906 - 1971

    Walter Sande (1906 - 1971)

    Born in Denver, Colorado, Walter Sande was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood no person could recognize by name. Sande showed an early interest in music as a youth and by his college years managed to start his own band. This led to a job as musical director for 20th Century-Fox’s theater […]

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  • Joseph Naish

    1896 - 1973

    Joseph Naish (1896 - 1973)

    Joseph Naish’s uncredited bit role in What Price Glory? (1926) launched his career in more than two hundred films. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the first for his role as Giuseppe in the movie Sahara (1943) in which he delivers one of the most moving speeches in any […]

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  • Sidney Salkow

    1911 - 2000

    Sidney Salkow (1911 - 2000)

    Sidney Salkow (June 16, 1911 – October 18, 2000) was an American film director (more than 50 motion pictures), screenwriter, and television director. Salkow was educated at the City College of New York, Columbia University and Harvard Law School. After school he returned to New York City and became an assistant director of theater and […]

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  • Rod Daniel

    1942 - 2016

    Rod Daniel (1942 - 2016)

    Rollin Augustus “Rod” Daniel III (August 4, 1942 – April 16, 2016) was an American television and film director, active from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. He is best known for his comedy films, including the 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy film Teen Wolf, which was a considerable box office success. Rod Daniel, […]

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  • Bill Cardille

    1928 - 2016

    Bill Cardille (1928 - 2016)

    Bill Cardille had a nightly record program on WDAD radio in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, in 1951. He first worked in television at WICU in Erie, Pennsylvania, beginning January 19, 1952. He was for many years a fixture on Channel 11 (formerly call letters WIIC, now WPXI), the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh, and was the first […]

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  • Keith Wayne

    1945 - 1995

    Keith Wayne (1945 - 1995)

    Keith Wayne (January 16, 1945 — September 9, 1995), born Ronald Keith Hartman, was an American actor known for his (only) role as Tom in the George A. Romero film Night of the Living Dead (1968). Keith Wayne was born in Washington, Pennsylvania. His father was Vincent W. Hartman. His mother was Margaret Warga Hartman; […]

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  • Duane Jones

    1937 - 1988

    Duane Jones (1937 - 1988)

    Duane Jones (February 2, 1937 – July 22, 1988) was an American actor, best known for his leading role as Ben in the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead. He was director of the Maguire Theater at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, and the artistic director of the Richard […]

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  • Susan Tyrrell

    1945 - 2012

    Susan Tyrrell (1945 - 2012)

    Susan Tyrrell made her Broadway debut in 1965 as a replacement performer in the comedy Cactus Flower. In 1968, as a member of the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, she was in the cast of King Lear and revivals of The Time of Your Life (1969) and Camino Real (1970). Off-Broadway, Tyrrell appeared in the […]

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  • Wyatt Emory Cooper

    1927 - 1978

    Wyatt Emory Cooper (1927 - 1978)

    Wyatt Emory Cooper was born in the small town of Quitman, Mississippi, outside of Meridian, Mississippi, the son of Rixie Jane Annie (née Anderson) and Emmet Debro Cooper. Cooper was from a poor family with deep Southern roots, and later moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, as a young child. In his twenties, Cooper moved to […]

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  • Leopold Stokowski

    1882 - 1977

    Leopold Stokowski (1882 - 1977)

    Leopold Stokowski (18 April 1882 – 13 September 1977) was a British conductor of Polish and Irish descent. One of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th Century, he is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and for appearing in the film Fantasia. He was especially noted for his free-hand […]

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  • Sidney Lumet

    1924 - 2011

    Sidney Lumet (1924 - 2011)

    Sidney Lumet (/luːˈmɛt/ loo-met; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). He did not win an […]

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  • Jay Dratler

    1911 - 1968

    Jay Dratler (1911 - 1968)

    Jay Dratler (September 14, 1910- September 25, 1968) was an American screenwriter and novelist. Born in New York City, his mother was from Austria. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the late 1920s, he studied at the Sorbonne in France and the University of Vienna, becoming fluent in French and […]

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  • Mitchell Leisen

    1898 - 1972

    Mitchell Leisen (1898 - 1972)

    Mitchell Leisen entered the film industry in the 1920s, beginning in the art and costume departments. He directed his first film in 1933 with Cradle Song and became known for his keen sense of aesthetics in the glossy Hollywood melodramas and screwball comedies he turned out. His best known films include the Alberto Casella adaptation […]

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  • Quentin Reynolds

    1902 - 1965

    Quentin Reynolds (1902 - 1965)

    Quentin Reynolds (April 11, 1902 – March 17, 1965) was a journalist and World War II war correspondent. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. As associate editor at Collier’s Weekly from 1933 to 1945, Reynolds averaged twenty articles a year. He also published twenty-five books, including The Wounded Don’t Cry, London […]

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  • Basil Wright

    1907 - 1987

    Basil Wright (1907 - 1987)

    After leaving Sherborne School, a well known independent school in the market town of Sherborne in Dorset, Basil Wright was the first recruit to join John Grierson at the Empire Marketing Board’s film unit in 1930, shortly after he graduated from Cambridge University. Wright’s 1934 film Song of Ceylon is his most celebrated work. Shot […]

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  • Daniel Chaplin

    1820 - 1864

    Daniel Chaplin (1820 - 1864)

    Daniel Chaplin (January 22, 1820 – August 20, 1864) was a Union army officer in the American Civil War. Under Chaplin’s command, the ill-fated charge of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment against Confederate breastworks during Siege of Petersburg resulted on the greatest single loss of life by a Union Regiment in a single action. […]

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  • Alexander Chambers

    1832 - 1888

    Alexander Chambers (1832 - 1888)

    Alexander Chambers (August 23, 1832 – January 2, 1888) was a US Army officer, who became a general during the American Civil War. Chambers was born in Cattaraugus, New York. He graduated from West Point with the class of 1853 (which also included John Schofield and Philip Sheridan), and was commissioned a second lieutenant. He […]

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  • Joshua Chamberlain

    1828 - 1914

    Joshua Chamberlain (1828 - 1914)

    Joshua Chamberlain (born Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain, September 8, 1828 – February 24, 1914)was an American college professor from the State of Maine, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. He became a highly respected and decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general). He is […]

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  • Jack Catton

    1920 - 1990

    Jack Catton (1920 - 1990)

    General Jack Catton (February 5, 1920 – December 5, 1990) was a United States Air Force four-star general and was commander of the Air Force Logistics Command with headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and of the Military Airlift Command. General Catton was born in Berkeley, California, in 1920. He attended Fairfax High School in […]

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  • Isaac Catlin

    1835 - 1916

    Isaac Catlin (1835 - 1916)

    Immediately after President Abraham Lincoln’s call for volunteers at the beginning of the Civil War, Catlin raised a company of infantry and was appointed its captain. The unit, said to be “the first full company which enlisted in the North,” was mustered in on May 14, 1861, as part of Frederick Townsend’s 3rd New York […]

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  • David Anthony Kennedy

    1955 - 1984

    David Anthony Kennedy (1955 - 1984)

    David Anthony Kennedy The Palm Beach County authorities said today that David Anthony Kennedy died of ”multiple ingestion” of three drugs found in his body fluids. They also announced the arrest of two men in connection with his death. Cocaine, Demerol and Mellaril were found in the body of David Anthony Kennedy, the authorities said. […]

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  • Leo Clarke

    1892 - 1916

    Leo Clarke (1892 - 1916)

    Leo Clarke was born in Waterdown, Ontario. He spent his early years in England, home of his parents, but later returned and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba in about 1903. When World War I started, he was working as a surveyor for the Canadian Northern Railway in the Canadian north. He returned to Winnipeg to enlist […]

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  • Champ Clark

    1850 - 1921

    Champ Clark (1850 - 1921)

    Champ Clark was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1892. After a surprise loss in 1894 to William M. Treloar, he regained the seat in 1896, and remained in the House until his death, the day before he was to leave office. Clark ran for House Minority Leader in 1903 but was defeated […]

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  • Bennett Clark

    1890 - 1954

    Bennett Clark (1890 - 1954)

    The son of Champ Clark, a prominent Democratic Party leader of the early 20th century, Bennett Clark was born in Bowling Green, Missouri. After graduating with a B.A. from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri in 1912, he earned an LL.B. at George Washington University. Bennett Clark became parliamentarian of the United States House of […]

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  • Charles Elwood Brown

    1834 - 1904

    Charles Elwood Brown (1834 - 1904)

    Charles Elwood Brown (July 4, 1834 – May 22, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Brown attended the common schools and Greenfield Academy, He was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1854. He went south and, while serving as tutor at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, studied law. He was admitted to […]

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  • Dick Foran

    1910 - 1979

    Dick Foran (1910 - 1979)

    Dick Foran was born in Flemington, New Jersey, the first of five sons to Arthur F. and Elizabeth Foran. His father Arthur F. Foran was a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, as was Dick Foran’s younger brother, Walter E. Foran. After graduation he attended the Hun School, a college preparatory school in nearby […]

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