• Eddy Arnold

    1918 - 2008

    Eddy Arnold (1918 - 2008)

    Eddy Arnold Arnold was born on May 15, 1918 on a farm near Henderson, Tennessee. His father, a sharecropper, played the fiddle, while his mother played guitar. As a boy Arnold helped on the farm, which later gained him his nickname—the Tennessee Plowboy. Arnold attended Pinson High School in Pinson, Tennessee, where he played guitar […]

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  • Eddy Duchin

    1909 - 1951

    Eddy Duchin (1909 - 1951)

    Eddy Duchin was born on April 1, 1909 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Bessarabian Jewish immigrants, Tillie (née Baron) (1885–March 21, 1962) and Frank Duchin (June 2, 1885–?). He was originally a pharmacist before turning full-time to music and beginning his new career with Leo Reisman’s orchestra at the Central Park Casino in New York, an […]

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  • Edgar Allan Poe

    1809 - 1849

    Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

    He was born Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 19, 1809, the second child of English-born actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. He had an elder brother, William Henry Leonard Poe, and a younger sister, Rosalie Poe. Their grandfather, David Poe, Sr., had emigrated from Cavan, Ireland, to America around […]

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  • Edgar Barrier

    1907 - 1964

    Edgar Barrier (1907 - 1964)

    Actor. He appeared in 15 television series/shows and 52 films including: “Escape,” “Comrade X,” “Journey Into Fear,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Macbeth,” “The War of the Worlds,” and “Snow White and the Three Stooges.” (bio by: TLS)

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  • Edgar Bergen

    1903 - 1978

    Edgar Bergen (1903 - 1978)

    Edgar Bergen American ventriloquist and radio comedian whose career in vaudeville, radio, and motion pictures spanned almost 60 years. Bergen was best known as the foil of his ventriloquist’s dummy Charlie McCarthy. The Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy Show was a permanent fixture on American network radio from 1937 until 1957. Other characters created by Bergen, such […]

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  • Edgar Bronfman

    1929 - 2013

    Edgar Bronfman (1929 - 2013)

    Bronfman was born in Montreal into the Jewish Canadian Bronfman family, the son of Samuel Bronfman and Saidye Rosner Bronfman. Sam and Saidye were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who settled and raised their four children in Montreal. Sam and his brother Allan built the family’s first liquor distillery in 1925 near Montreal. They later […]

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  • Edgar Buchanan

    1903 - 1979

    Edgar Buchanan (1903 - 1979)

    Edgar Buchanan appeared in more than one hundred films, including Penny Serenade (1941) with Cary Grant, Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die (1942), The Talk of the Town (1942) with Ronald Colman and Jean Arthur, The Man from Colorado (1948), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), She Couldn’t Say No (1954), Ride the High Country […]

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  • Edgar Davenport

    1862 - 1918

    Edgar Davenport (1862 - 1918)

    Actor. He appeared in silent films from 1911 to 1917, two of which were “Four Feathers” (1915) and “Great White Trail” (1917). He also did recitations on Edison cylinders and records from 1905 to 1913. He was the son of actor Edward Loomis Davenport, and brother of actors Harry and Fanny Davenport. (bio by: Ginny […]

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  • Edgar De Evia

    1910 - 2003

    Edgar De Evia (1910 - 2003)

    Photographer, Artist, Author. He was born in Merida, capital of the Yucatan, as the only son of noted Parisian born pianist Miirrha Alhambra and her husband Dom Evia. He moved with his parents to New York City when he was about five years old and was graduated from the Dalton School.  He is best know […]

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  • Edgar Dearing

    1893 - 1974

    Edgar Dearing (1893 - 1974)

    Actor. Best remembered as motorcycle policeman in a number of films during the 1930s & 1940s, Dearing appeared in 28 television series/shows including: “The Lone Ranger,” “Buffalo Bill Jr.” and “Annie Oakley.” He also appeared in 248 films from 1927 to 1960 including: “The Lost Squadron,” “Rose-Marie,” “Saratoga,” “The Gracie Allen Murder Case,” “Wyoming,” “The […]

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  • Edgar Degas

    1834 - 1917

    Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917)

    Painter and sculptor. He was son of a banker. Although prepared for the law, he abandoned it for painting, studying at the School of art and in Italy, copying 15th- and 16th-century masters. He was gifted as a draftsman and a brilliantly subtle and penetrating portraitist. He exhibited for six years in the Salon (1865 […]

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  • Edgar Jewett

    1843 - 1924

    Edgar Jewett (1843 - 1924)

    In 1849, his family moved to Buffalo, New York. His father, John Cotton Jewett, established a company to manufacture refrigerators and later other household conveniences including ice chests, porcelain-lined coolers, water coolers, toiletware, birdcages, spittoons, bathing apparatus, and hospital and laboratory equipment. He was married to Elizabeth Foster Danforth on October 3, 1865. They had […]

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  • Edgar Kennedy

    1890 - 1948

    Edgar Kennedy (1890 - 1948)

    Edgar Kennedy was born on April 26, 1890 in Monterey County, California to Canadian-born Neil Kennedy and Annie Quinn. He attended San Rafael High School before taking up boxing. He was a light-heavyweight and once went 14 rounds with Jack Dempsey. After boxing, he worked as a singer in vaudeville, musical comedy and light opera. Making […]

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  • Edgar Mitchell

    1930 - 2016

    Edgar Mitchell (1930 - 2016)

    Edgar Mitchell was selected to be an astronaut in 1966 and was seconded from the Navy to NASA. He was designated as backup Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 10, and served as Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 14, landing aboard the Lunar Module “Antares” in the hilly upland Fra Mauro Highlands region. For two days, […]

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  • Edgar Monsanto Queeny

    1897 - 1968

    Edgar Monsanto Queeny (1897 - 1968)

    Businessman. The son of John F. Queeny, the founder of the Monsanto Company, Edgar showed a flair for writing by starting the company’s first employee newspaper even before his father retired. He had many different ideas for the company and took it to new heights. Monsanto went public just before the stock market crash of […]

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  • Édgar Morales Pérez

    1973 - 2012

    Édgar Morales Pérez (1973 - 2012)

    Édgar Morales Pérez was born into an entrepreneur family, and studied at Civil Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico de Matehuala. Upon graduation, he began working for Constructions Tribasa, a construction company that allowed him to participate in several infrastructure projects in Mexico and Guatemala. He then created his own construction company and began offering services […]

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  • Edgar Rice Burroughs

    1875 - 1950

    Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 - 1950)

    Author, Master of Adventure.  Tarzan began with one novel followed by twenty nine others which then transcended into some forty movies including a Disney animated cartoon classic, television programs, a Sunday comic strip, hundreds of comic books and the marketing of Tarzan merchandise… toys, wearing apparel and gasoline.  The list is endless.  Edgar Rice Burroughs […]

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  • Edgar Ulmer

    1904 - 1972

    Edgar Ulmer (1904 - 1972)

    Edgar Ulmer was born in Olomouc, in what is now the Czech Republic. As a young man he lived in Vienna, where he worked as a stage actor and set designer while studying architecture and philosophy. He did set design for Max Reinhardt’s theater, served his apprenticeship with F. W. Murnau, and worked with directors […]

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  • Edie Adams

    1927 - 2008

    Edie Adams (1927 - 2008)

    Edie Adams Adams was born as Edith Elizabeth Enke in Kingston, Pennsylvania., the only daughter of Sheldon Alonzo Enke and his wife, Ada Dorothy (née Adams). She had an elder brother, Sheldon Adams Enke (June 28, 1922 – July 9, 2001). The family moved to nearby areas such as Shavertown, Grove City and Trucksville and […]

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  • Edie Sedgwick

    1943 - 1971

    Edie Sedgwick (1943 - 1971)

    Sedgwick’s family was long established in Massachusetts history. Her seventh-great grandfather, English-born Robert Sedgwick, was the first Major General of the Massachusetts Bay Colony settling in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1635. Sedgwick’s family later originated from Stockbridge, Massachusetts where her great-great-great grandfather Judge Theodore Sedgwick had settled after the American Revolution. Theodore married Pamela Dwight of […]

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  • Edit Domjan

    1932 - 1972

    Edit Domjan (1932 - 1972)

    Actress.  Protean leading lady of stage and screen.  Born in Budapest,  she made her performing debut in 1954 as a chorus girl with the National Dance Theatre,  and by 1960 had become one of Hungary’s leading stage stars.  Highly versatile,  her repertory ranged from the classics (Shakespeare,  Moliere,  Shaw) to musicals (“The Threepenny Opera”) to […]

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  • Edith Abbott

    1876 - 1957

    Edith Abbott (1876 - 1957)

    Edith Abbott Born September 25, 1876 in Grand Island, Nebraska, Edith was the daughter of Otheman Abbott and Elizabeth Griffin. In 1893, Abbott graduated from Brownell Hall, a girls’ boarding school in Omaha. However, her family could not afford to send her to college, so she began teaching high school in Grand Island. She took […]

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  • Edith Atwater

    1911 - 1986

    Edith Atwater (1911 - 1986)

    Actress. Best remembered for television roles as, ‘Aunt Getrude Hardy’ on “The Hardy Boy/Nancy Drew Myteries” from 1977 to 1979, ‘Ilsa Fogel’ on “Kaz” from 1978 to 1979, and ‘Phyllis Hammond’ on “Love On A Rooftop” from 1966 to 1967. Atwater also appeared in the films, “Mean Dog Blues” (1978), “Family Plot” (1976), “Mackintosh And […]

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  • Edith Barrett

    1907 - 1977

    Edith Barrett (1907 - 1977)

    Edith Williams was a granddaughter of 19th-century American actor Lawrence Barrett.  She entered the entertainment industry at age 16 in a staging of Walter Hampden’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac. At age 19, in 1926, she appeared with Hampden in Caponsacchi. During the 1930s, she performed with Orson Welles’s Mercury Theatre troupe. While appearing in […]

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  • Edith Clarke

    1883 - 1959

    Edith Clarke (1883 - 1959)

    Edith Clarke was born February 10, 1883, in Howard County, Maryland to John Ridgely Clarke and Susan Dorsey Owings, one of nine children. After being orphaned at age 12, she was raised by her older sister. She used her inheritance to study mathematics and astronomy at Vassar College, where she graduated in 1908. After college, […]

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  • Edith Day

    1896 - 1971

    Edith Day (1896 - 1971)

    Singer, Actress. A star of both the Broadway and West End stage, she is remembered for creating the title role in the 1919 musical hit “Irene”. Though little is recorded of her early years it is known that she first appeared on Broadway in the 1916 “Pom Pom” then made her silver screen debut in […]

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  • Edith Evanson

    1896 - 1980

    Edith Evanson (1896 - 1980)

    Actress. She is best remembered as a character actress who film career primarily spanned the 1940s and 1950s, mostly in supporting roles as a spinster, wealthy widow, maid, a busybody, landlady, or middle-aged secretary. The daughter of a Protestant minister, she appeared in drama productions at Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington and also appeared […]

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  • Edith Fellows

    1923 - 2011

    Edith Fellows (1923 - 2011)

    Edith Marilyn Fellows was born on May 20, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts, the only child of Willis and Harriet Fellows. Her mother abandoned her a few months after her birth. At the age of two, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina with her father and paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Fellows. As a toddler, she took dancing lessons […]

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  • Edith Flagg

    1919 - 2014

    Edith Flagg (1919 - 2014)

    Edith Flagg was born as Edith Feuerstein on November 1, 1919 in Vienna, Austria. She was raised in Galați, Romania, where her father worked as a photographer. She went to study fashion in Vienna at the age of fifteen. When Hitler annexed Austria in 1938, she fled to The Netherlands and later Poland, where she […]

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  • Edith Hallor Dillon

    1896 - 1971

    Edith Hallor Dillon (1896 - 1971)

    Entertainer.  An ebullient singer and dancer,  she enjoyed fleeting fame on the Broadway stage during the World War I years.  She co-starred in the hit Jerome Kern musical “Leave It to Jane” (1918) and had major roles in “The Peasant Girl” (1915),  Irving Berlin’s all-star revue “Dance and Grow Thin” (1917),  and the “Ziegfeld Follies […]

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