• Adolf Dassler

    1900 - 1978

    Adolf Dassler (1900 - 1978)

    Born in the Franconian town of Herzogenaurach and trained as a cobbler, Adolf Dassler started to produce his first sports shoes in his mother’s laundry room after his return from the First World War. His father, Christoph, who worked in a shoe factory, and the Zehlein brothers, who produced the spikes for track shoes in […]

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  • Adolfo Alfredo Pedernera

    1918 - 1995

    Adolfo Alfredo Pedernera (1918 - 1995)

    Famed soccer player. Also a coach. During his 20 years career as a soccer player he won 12 championships. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Adolfo Bioy Casares

    1914 - 1999

    Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914 - 1999)

    Throughout a career that spanned more than sixty years, this great argentine author distinguished himself as one of Latin America´s most outstanding voices. He was also a great friend and collaborator of the late Jorge Luis Borges. Some of his novels: The invention of Morel (1940), Six Problems for Don Isidro (1942),The Dream of the […]

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  • Adolfo Castelo

    1935 - 2004

    Adolfo Castelo (1935 - 2004)

    Journalist, humorist, radio and T.V. host. Best known for his last radio program “Mirá lo que te digo.” (bio by: 380W)  Family links:  Children:  Daniela Castelo (1968 – 2011)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Adolfo Celi

    1922 - 1986

    Adolfo Celi (1922 - 1986)

    Adolfo Celi became a film actor in post-war Italy. He left the Italian film industry when he emigrated to Brazil where he co-founded the Teatro Brasileiro de Comédia along with the Brazilian stage greats Paulo Autran and Tônia Carrero in São Paulo He was successful as a stage actor in Argentina and Brazil. He directed […]

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  • Adolfo García Grau

    1928 - 1993

    Adolfo García Grau (1928 - 1993)

    T.V. and cinema actor. He participated in 28 movies. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Adolph Caesar

    1933 - 1986

    Adolph Caesar (1933 - 1986)

    Adolph Caesar (December 5, 1933 – March 6, 1986) was an American actor. Adolph Caesar was born in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, as the youngest of three sons born to a Dominican mother. Caesar appeared in Norman Jewison’s film A Soldier’s Story, for which he received a nomination for “Best Actor in a Supporting […]

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  • Adolph Frederick

    1710 - 1771

    Adolph Frederick (1710 - 1771)

    His father was Christian Augustus (1673—1726) duke and a younger prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp, prince-bishop of Lubeck, and administrator, during the Great Northern War, of the duchies of Holstein-Gottorp for his relative Charles Frederick. His mother was Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach. On his mother’s side, Adolf Frederick descended from king Gustav I of Sweden and from […]

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  • Adolph Frederick William Arnold

    1849 - 1912

    Adolph Frederick William Arnold (1849 - 1912)

    Industrialist. He co-founded the Schwinn Bicycle Company. Born in Germany, he immigrated to the United States as a child. He was educated in Chicago, Illinois, and soon entered the small meat-packing business founded by his father. Under Adolph’s guidance, Arnold Brothers Packing grew into one of the largest firms of its kind. The Arnold family […]

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  • Adolph Green

    1914 - 2002

    Adolph Green (1914 - 2002)

    Adolph Green was born in the Bronx to Hungarian Jewish immigrants Helen (née Weiss) and Daniel Green. After high school, he worked as a runner on Wall Street while he tried to make it as an actor. He met Comden through mutual friends in 1938 while she was studying drama at New York University. They […]

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  • Adolph Ochs

    1858 - 1935

    Adolph Ochs (1858 - 1935)

    Adolph Ochs Ochs was born to a Jewish family in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 12, 1858. His parents Julius Ochs and Bertha Levy were both German immigrants. His father had left Bavaria for the United States in 1846. He was a highly educated man and fluent in six languages which he gave instruction in at […]

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  • Adolph Zukor

    1873 - 1976

    Adolph Zukor (1873 - 1976)

    Film producer and executive. His Famous Players merged with a company owned by Jesse Lasky, eventually becoming Paramount. Became board chairman in 1935.  Family links:  Spouse:  Lottie Kaufman Zukor (1875 – 1956)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Adolphus Busch

    1839 - 1913

    Adolphus Busch (1839 - 1913)

    Businessman, Co-founder of Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. Adolphus Busch was the second of 22 children born to Barbara (Pfeifer) and Ulrich Busch in Kastel, Mainz, Grand Duchy of Hesse (now Germany). His father was a wealthy landowner and had business interests in the lumber, winery and brewing businesses. His father’s position and wealth assured that Adolphus […]

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  • Adolphus Egerton Ryerson

    1803 - 1882

    Adolphus Egerton Ryerson (1803 - 1882)

    Canadian clergyman and educator.  “The Father of the Public Education System in Ontario.”  Born into a prominent Loyalist family, he left home at the age of 18 when his Methodist beliefs conflicted with his fathers staunch Anglican leanings.  He quit law school after a serious illness in 1825, studying to become a Methodist minister instead. […]

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  • Adonis “Tom” DeMilo

    1894 - 1973

    Adonis “Tom” DeMilo (1894 - 1973)

    Actor. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Adora Dupree

    1949 - 2004

    Adora Dupree (1949 - 2004)

    Actress. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, she is best remembered for the role as Francis’ Mother in the film “Ernest Scared Stupid” (1991). She also was a musician, an ordained minister and a play writer for the Carpetbag Theatre Knoxville, Tennessee. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith) Cause of death: Lung cancer

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  • Adremy Dennis

    1976 - 2004

    Adremy Dennis (1976 - 2004)

    Adremy Dennis, (23 January 1976 – October 13, 2004) was a convicted murderer executed by the State of Ohio. He was found guilty of the 1994 murder of Akron, Ohio resident Kurt Kyle. Dennis was the 15th person executed by the state since it reinstated the death penalty in 1981.  Late on Saturday, June 4, […]

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  • Adrian

    1903 - 1959

    Adrian (1903 - 1959)

    Costume Designer. Born in Naugatuck, Connecticut, to Jewish immigrant parents Gilbert and Helena (Pollack) Greenberg. He attended the New York School for Fine and Applied Arts. In 1922, he transferred to NYSFAA’s Paris campus and while there was hired by Irving Berlin. Adrian then designed the costumes for Berlin’s The Music Box Revue. After creating […]

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  • Adrian Constantine “Cap” Anson

    1852 - 1922

    Adrian Constantine “Cap” Anson (1852 - 1922)

    Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, he began to play professionally in the National Association (NA) as an infielder at the age of 19. Regarded as one of the greatest players of his era, he played a record 27 consecutive seasons 1876 to 1897, with the Chicago Cubs franchise, then […]

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  • Adrián Ghío

    1946 - 1991

    Adrián Ghío (1946 - 1991)

    Actor. He had a sucessful career in theater, television, and cinema (16 movies). His tragic death transformed him into a national idol. (bio by: 380W) Cause of death: Car accident

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  • Adriana Campos

    1979 - 2015

    Adriana Campos (1979 - 2015)

    Colombian Actress. She was a very well-known actress in both film and television in her country.   She left her hometown at a young age to go to school and pursue an acting career.   Campos got her first role on television at the age of 21 and would go on to be in different […]

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  • Adriana Caselotti

    1916 - 1997

    Adriana Caselotti (1916 - 1997)

    Caselotti was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut to an Italian American family. Her father, Guido Caselotti (1884-1978), was an immigrant from Udine, and worked as a teacher of music and a vocal coach. Her mother, Maria Orefice (1893-1961), from Naples, was a singer in the Royal Opera Theatre of Rome. Her older sister, Louise, sang opera […]

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  • Adrianna Hutto

    1999 - 2007

    Adrianna Hutto (1999 - 2007)

    Adrianna Hutto was a 7-year-old American girl that lived in Esto, Florida. During the investigation police discovered that Adrianna had been diagnosed with ADHD and Lewis stated that while she initially had trouble bonding with her daughter, her affection for Adrianna had grown over time. Investigators also found that neither Adrianna or A.J. appeared to have […]

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  • Adrienne Ames

    1903 - 1947

    Adrienne Ames (1903 - 1947)

    Actress. Born Adrienne Ruth McClure, she played in films such as “The Death Kiss,” “George White’s Scandals” and “The Road to Reno.” Married for a time to actor Bruce Cabot, she leaves films business in 1941 and becomes a commentator on a New York City radio station, interviewing celebrities and dispensing beauty suggestions.

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  • Adrienne Corri

    1931 - 2016

    Adrienne Corri (1931 - 2016)

    Actress. During the course of her more than forty-year career, she played in a wide range of roles and worked with such notable directors as Otto Preminger, Sir David Lean and Stanley Kubrick. Born Adrienne Riccoboni, to parents of Italian descent, she studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and made […]

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  • Adrienne D’Ambricourt

    1878 - 1957

    Adrienne D’Ambricourt (1878 - 1957)

    Actress. French-born character performer in Hollywood films. She played housekeepers, nurses, and landladies of the Gallic variety, with an occasional society matron thrown in. Her credits include “God Gave Me Twenty Cents” (1926),  “The Trial of Mary Dugan” (1929),  “Svengali” (1931),  “What Price Hollywood?” (1932),  “The Great Ziegfeld” (1936),  “San Francisco” (1936),  “The Story of […]

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  • Adrienne D’Ambricourt

    1878 - 1957

    Adrienne D’Ambricourt (1878 - 1957)

    Actress. French-born character performer in Hollywood films. She played housekeepers, nurses, and landladies of the Gallic variety, with an occasional society matron thrown in. Her credits include “God Gave Me Twenty Cents” (1926),  “The Trial of Mary Dugan” (1929),  “Svengali” (1931),  “What Price Hollywood?” (1932),  “The Great Ziegfeld” (1936),  “San Francisco” (1936),  “The Story of […]

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  • Adrienne Shelly

    1966 - 2006

    Adrienne Shelly (1966 - 2006)

    Shelly was born Adrienne Levine in Queens, New York, to Sheldon M. Levine and Elaine Langbaum. She had two brothers, Jeff and Mark, and was raised on Long Island. She began performing when she was about 10 at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center. She made her professional debut in a summer stock production of […]

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  • Aeschylus

    1970 - 1970

    Aeschylus (1970 - 1970)

    Playwright, Director, Composer. One of the three giants of Ancient Greek drama, along with Sophocles and Euripides. He lived from 525 to 456 BC. Aeschylus has been called “The Father of Tragedy” for his fundamental innovations in writing and stagecraft. Of his estimated 90 plays, only seven have come down to us complete and his […]

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  • Afeni Shakur

    1947 - 2016

    Afeni Shakur (1947 - 2016)

    Afeni Shakur (born Alice Faye Williams; January 10, 1947 – May 3, 2016) was an American music businesswoman, philanthropist, political activist and Black Panther. She was the mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. She acted as her own criminal defense attorney after being accused of taking part in numerous bombings as a member of […]

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