• Otis Chandler

    1927 - 2006

    Otis Chandler (1927 - 2006)

    Publisher. Known as a swashbuckling former publisher of the Los Angeles Times, he is credited with rescuing his family’s newspaper from mediocrity and establishing it as a nationally respected media voice. He was a California beach boy who, during his aggressive 20-year tenure as publisher of the Los Angeles Times in the 1960s and 1970s, […]

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  • Otis Clay

    1942 - 2016

    Otis Clay (1942 - 2016)

    Otis Clay Hall of fame rhythm and blues artist Otis Clay, who scored a string of hits with Memphis-based Hi Records in the early 1970s, died Friday. He was 73. The Mississippi-born Clay — whose gruff, tenor-tinged voice on blues songs such as “Trying to Live My Life Without You” varied from his haunting but […]

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  • Otis Harlan

    1865 - 1940

    Otis Harlan (1865 - 1940)

    Actor. A native of Zanesville, Ohio, he was a beloved early character actor of vaudeville, films, Broadway plays, and classic animated films. The uncle of actor Kenneth Harlan, he was a performer in Irving Berlin’s “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” in vaudeville in 1911, and the Broadway musicals, “The Student Prince In Old Heidelberg” (1927), and “Show […]

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  • Otis Redding

    1941 - 1967

    Otis Redding (1941 - 1967)

    Otis Redding One of the most popular and critically acclaimed soul vocalist, songwriter and musician representatives of the R&B style known as Southern soul. He is generally regarded as the single most influential male soul artist of the 1960s. He was one of the first artists to broaden his appeal to white audiences with a […]

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  • Ottavio Missoni

    1921 - 2013

    Ottavio Missoni (1921 - 2013)

    Ottavio Missoni was born in Dubrovnik, on the Dalmatian coast. His mother, Teresa de Vidovich, was Countess of Capocesto and Rogoznica, and his father, Vittorio Missoni, was a Friulian sea captain who had moved to Dalmatia whilst it was under Austrian rule. He was educated in Zara, Trieste, and Milan.  Aged 16, Missoni joined the […]

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  • Ottavio Missoni

    1921 - 2013

    Ottavio Missoni (1921 - 2013)

    Ottavio Missoni was born in Dubrovnik, on the Dalmatian coast. His mother, Teresa de Vidovich, was Countess of Capocesto and Rogoznica, and his father, Vittorio Missoni, was a Friulian sea captain who had moved to Dalmatia whilst it was under Austrian rule. He was educated in Zara, Trieste, and Milan.  Aged 16, Missoni joined the […]

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  • Otto Binder

    1911 - 1974

    Otto Binder (1911 - 1974)

    Otto Binder entered comics in 1939 on the heels of his artist brother, Jack, who moved to New York to work at the studio of Harry “A” Chesler, one of that era’s “packagers” who provided outsourced content for publishers entering the new medium of comic books. The following year, magazine publisher Fawcett Publications began its […]

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  • Otto Blathy

    1860 - 1939

    Otto Blathy (1860 - 1939)

    He attended schools in Tata and Vienna where he obtained diploma of machinery in 1882. Between 1881-1883 he worked at the machinery workshop of the Hungarian Railways (MAV). Attracted by the successes of Károly Zipernowsky, he joined his team on 1 July 1883. He admitted he has learnt nothing about electrotechnics in university, so he […]

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  • Otto Classen

    1868 - 1939

    Otto Classen (1868 - 1939)

    Respected 20th century artist. Known for his desert landscapes and portraits. His crypt is located in a corridor at Hollywood Forever that had been closed to the general public for many years until reopening in 2004. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Elsie L. Classen (1873 – 1956)

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  • Otto Dix

    1891 - 1969

    Otto Dix (1891 - 1969)

    Painter,  Printmaker.  A leader of Germany’s “New Objectivity” movement,  famed for his unflinching portrayals of World War I and the decadence of 1920s  Weimar society.  Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix was born in Untermhaus,  Germany.  He studied at Dresden’s School of Decorative art (1909 to 1914) while privately absorbing influences from Post-Impressionism and early Expressionism.  At […]

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  • Otto Eduard Hasse

    1903 - 1978

    Otto Eduard Hasse (1903 - 1978)

    Actor. He appeared in over sixty films, including “The Big Lift” (1950), “I Confess” (1952) with Montgomery Clift and “Canaris” (1954). He also dubbed the voice of Spencer Tracy. (bio by: Bauer Ute) Cause of death: Cancer

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  • Otto Fries

    1887 - 1938

    Otto Fries (1887 - 1938)

    Actor, Entertainer. He started his career as a stage comic, entering films in the early 1910s.  By the mid-1910s, Fries was with Keystone and played in films with Bronco Billy Anderson and Stan Laurel.  He later went to work for Roach Films in supporting roles for Laurel & Hardy and Charley Chase and also played […]

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  • Otto Hardwick

    1904 - 1970

    Otto Hardwick (1904 - 1970)

    Otto Hardwick started on string bass at the age of 14, then moved to C melody saxophone and finally settled on alto saxophone. A childhood friend of Duke Ellington’s, Hardwick joined Ellington’s first band in Washington, D. C. in 1919. Hardwick also worked for banjoist Elmer Snowden at Murray’s Casino. In 1923, Ellington, Hardwick, Snowden, trumpeter […]

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  • Otto Hermann Kahn

    1867 - 1934

    Otto Hermann Kahn (1867 - 1934)

    Financier, Investment Banker, and Philanthropist. Born Otto Hermann Kahn, the 5th of eight children to Jewish parents in Mannheim, Germany, he desired to become a musician, and learned to play several instruments before graduating from his secondary education in Mannheim. His father had set plans for him to become a banker and at the age […]

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  • Otto Kruger

    1885 - 1974

    Otto Kruger (1885 - 1974)

    Otto Kruger was of German descent. He was the grandnephew of South African pioneer and president Paul Kruger. Otto was musically trained, but switched careers and became an actor. He studied briefly at Columbia University. Making his Broadway debut at the age of fifteen, Kruger quickly became a matinee idol. Though he started to get noticed in […]

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  • Otto Moll

    1915 - 1946

    Otto Moll (1915 - 1946)

    Otto Moll was an SS-Hauptscharführer and part of the staff at Auschwitz. Born in Hohen Schönberg, Germany on March 4, 1915 and was executed on May 28, 1946 in Landsberg am Lech. Moll joined the SS on May 1, 1935 (serial number 267670). He held various posts during his tenure at Auschwitz. From May 1941 until […]

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  • Ove Andersson

    1938 - 2008

    Ove Andersson (1938 - 2008)

    Andersson was born in Uppsala and grew up on a remote farm. His father bought a 98cc motorbike, and Andersson said this was where he first fell in love with speed and machinery. He went on to begin studying engineering in Uppsala, and also began marshalling ice races. He dropped his engineering course and began […]

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  • Overton Gentry Ellis

    1970 - 1970

    Overton Gentry Ellis (1970 - 1970)

    Judge. He was chief justice of Washington supreme court and an associate justice for eight years. Judge Ellis left Kansas City in 1892, two years later he married Jennie Wilhite, a member of a pioneer Kansas City family. In 1910 Judge Ellis was appointed associate judge of Washington high court and in 1917 he assumed […]

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  • Ovid Butler

    1801 - 1881

    Ovid Butler (1801 - 1881)

    Education Pioneer, Abolitionist, Publisher. He was born in Augusta, New York but at the age of sixteen moved with his family to Indiana where he became a successful preacher, lawyer and publisher. An ardent opponent of slavery he established, in 1849, an Indianapolis newspaper called “The Free Soil Banner” which espoused his political views against […]

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  • Owen Bradley

    1915 - 1998

    Owen Bradley (1915 - 1998)

    Owen Bradley A native of Westmoreland, Tennessee, Bradley learned piano at an early age, and began playing in local nightclubs and roadhouses when he was a teenager. At 20, he got a job at WSM-AM radio, where he worked as an arranger and musician. In 1942, he became the station’s musical director, and was also the leader of a sought-after dance band, […]

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  • Owen D Young

    1874 - 1962

    Owen D Young (1874 - 1962)

    Businessman. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the General Electric Company, and founded the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) as a subsidiary of G.E in 1919, serving as its chairman until 1929. An important diplomat for United States in rebuilding of Europe, he devised the “Young Plan” for the payment of German World […]

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  • Owen Hart

    1965 - 1999

    Owen Hart (1965 - 1999)

    Owen Hart Owen Hart died tragically during WWF’s Over The Edge pay-per-view in 1999. Since Owen’s passing, his widow Martha Hart settled out of court with WWE in a wrongful death lawsuit where she was reportedly awarded approximately $18 million. After Owen’s passing, Martha separated herself from a majority of the Hart family and Owen’s name has been kept out […]

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  • Owen Madden

    1891 - 1965

    Owen Madden (1891 - 1965)

    Organized Crime Figure. Nicknamed “Owney”. Born in Liverpool, England, he came to the United States with his family in 1903 and took over New York’s “Gophers” gang when he was only 18 years old. He founded the famous Cotton Club. Madden moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1935 and married local girl Agnes Demby after […]

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  • Ox Baker

    1934 - 2014

    Ox Baker (1934 - 2014)

    Ox Baker Professional Wrestler. A gentle giant who was typecast as a villain, he is remembered for his thirty year career during which he felled numerous opponents with his trademark “Heart Punch”. Raised in Waterloo, Iowa, he was a standout athlete in high school until he was, for reasons unspecified, kicked out. After spending two […]

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  • Ozzie Brooks

    1931 - 1996

    Ozzie Brooks (1931 - 1996)

    Mr. Brooks was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and entered the U.S. Air Force in 1949. After his marriage, Ozzie was stationed at Air bases in New York, Germany, England and, finally, Otis Air Force Base in Bourne, Massachusetts. He retired from the Air Force in 1969. He then served as a civilian employee […]

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