• Terry Nation

    1930 - 1997

    Terry Nation (1930 - 1997)

    Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Terry Nation initially worked in comedy, entering the industry in 1955 after a (possibly apocryphal) incident in which Spike Milligan bought a sketch that he had written because he thought that Nation appeared hungry. During the 1950s, Nation worked with John Junkin and Johnny Speight for writers’ agency Associated London Scripts, […]

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  • Terry Pratchett

    1948 - 2015

    Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015)

    Terry Pratchett was born on 28 April 1948 in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, England, the only child of David and Eileen Pratchett, of Hay-on-Wye[1] and he attended Holtspur School. His family moved to Bridgwater, Somerset, briefly in 1957, following which he passed his eleven plus exam in 1959, earning a place in High Wycombe Technical High […]

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  • Terry Ramsaye

    1885 - 1954

    Terry Ramsaye (1885 - 1954)

    Terry Ramsaye (2 November 1885, Tonganoxie, Kansas – 19 August 1954, Norwalk, Connecticut) was a film historian and author of A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture [Through 1925] (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1926). Terry Ramsaye started his professional career as an engineer but switched to journalism when he joined the […]

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  • Terry Sawchuk

    1929 - 1970

    Terry Sawchuk (1929 - 1970)

    The Red Wings signed Terry Sawchuk to a professional contract in 1947, and he quickly progressed through their developmental system, winning honors as the Rookie of the Year in both the U.S. and American Hockey Leagues. Sawchuk also filled in for seven games when the Detroit goalie Harry Lumley was injured in January 1950. Sawchuk […]

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  • Terry Scott

    1927 - 1994

    Terry Scott (1927 - 1994)

    Scott was born and brought up in Watford, Hertfordshire and educated at Watford Field Junior School and Watford Grammar School for Boys. He was the youngest of three children, and the only surviving son after his brother Aubrey died when Scott was six. After National Service in the Navy, at the end of World War […]

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  • Tess Gardella

    1894 - 1950

    Tess Gardella (1894 - 1950)

    Therese “Tess” Gardella (December 19, 1894 – January 3, 1950) was an Italian American performer on the stage and screen whose stage persona was “Aunt Jemima.” She performed on both stage and screen, usually in blackface. A native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Gardella came to New York City in 1918, singing in dances and nightclubs and […]

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  • Tetsu Yasui

    1970 - 1970

    Tetsu Yasui (1970 - 1970)

    Educator. As president of Tokyo Women’s Christian University, Yasui became the first woman in Japan to serve in such a capacity. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Tetsuzo Inumaru

    1970 - 1970

    Tetsuzo Inumaru (1970 - 1970)

    Having trained in England, France and the United States for the job, Inumaru was the general manager of Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel at the time it first opened to the public on August 31, 1923. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Tex Avery

    1908 - 1980

    Tex Avery (1908 - 1980)

    Cartoon Animator, Director. Primarily worked for the Walter Lantz Studios. Created the memorable cartoon characters “Daffy Duck”, “Droopy”, “Screwy Squirrel”, and “Chilly Willy”. He is also credited with creating the personality of “Bugs Bunny”, and was the one who coined the phrase “What’s up, doc?” (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  George Walton Avery […]

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  • Tex Brodus

    1905 - 1986

    Tex Brodus (1905 - 1986)

    American motion picture actor and dancer of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Appeared with Gene Tierney in the 1951 comedy “The Mating Season.” (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Tex Cooper

    1876 - 1951

    Tex Cooper (1876 - 1951)

    Actor. Born Judge Thomas Cooper in Texas, on April 21, 1876, he appeared in over 160 films all westerns, from 1916 to 1951. He entered films as an un-credited extra in 1916 and made big screen debut in “The Man Worthwhile” (1921). Among his credits are “The Rustlers of Red Dog” (1935), “Trouble in Texas” […]

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  • Texas Guinan

    1884 - 1933

    Texas Guinan (1884 - 1933)

    Texas Guinan was one of seven siblings born in Waco, Texas, to Irish-Canadian immigrants Michael and Bessie (née Duffy) Guinan. She attended parochial school at the Loretta Convent in Waco. When she was 16 years old, her family moved to Denver, Colorado, where she was in amateur stage productions and played the organ in church. […]

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  • Thad Jones

    1923 - 1986

    Thad Jones (1923 - 1986)

    Thad Jones was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on March 28, 1923, to Henry and Olivvia Jones, a musical family of 10 (an older brother was pianist Hank Jones and a younger brother was drummer Elvin Jones). A self-taught musician, Thad began performing professionally at the age of 16. He served in U.S. Army bands during […]

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  • Thaddeus Fairbanks

    1796 - 1886

    Thaddeus Fairbanks (1796 - 1886)

    Inventor,  Businessman. In 1823 he built a foundry in St. Johnsbury to manufacture two of his inventions, a plow and a stove made from cast iron. In 1824 his brother Erastus joined the business, which they named E & T Fairbanks Company, an enterprise that later included their brother Joseph as a partner. In 1830 […]

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  • Thaddeus Stevens

    1792 - 1868

    Thaddeus Stevens (1792 - 1868)

    Thaddeus Stevens (April 4, 1792 – August 11, 1868) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and one of the leaders of the Radical Republican faction of the Republican Party during the 1860s. A fierce opponent of slavery and discrimination against African-Americans, Stevens sought to secure their rights during Reconstruction, […]

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  • Thayer David

    1927 - 1978

    Thayer David (1927 - 1978)

    Thayer David was born March 4, 1927, in Medford, Massachusetts. His father, Thayer Frye Hersey, was an executive in the paper pulp industry. David attended Harvard University in the 1940s but did not graduate, concentrating instead upon a career on the stage. With financial support from his father, he co-founded the Brattle Theater Company (1948–1952) […]

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  • Theda Bara

    1885 - 1955

    Theda Bara (1885 - 1955)

    Theda Bara Actress. She appeared in 47 films, from 1914 to 1926, but was unable to make the transition to sound film. She was considered one of the most successful and glamorous stars of the 1910s. She was the original “Vamp”. Born under the name Theodosia Goodman, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was close to her […]

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  • Thelma Hill

    1906 - 1938

    Thelma Hill (1906 - 1938)

    Actress. Born Thelma Floy Hillerman, she was a member of Hal Roach’s fun factory productions best remembered for her roles in the Laurel and Hardy short reel comedies of the 1920s. She appeared in over 90 films to include “Lizzies of the Field” (1924), “The Plumber” (1925), “Broke in China” (1927), “Two Tars” (1928), “Taxi […]

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  • Thelma Pelish

    1926 - 1983

    Thelma Pelish (1926 - 1983)

    Actress. Pelish appeared in the films, “Silent Screams” (1980), “If You Don’t Stop It..You’ll Go Blind” (1979), “Every Which Way But Loose” (1978), “Skateboard” (1978), “Flush” (1977), “You Light Up My Life” (1977), “Call Her Mom” (1972), “Valley Of The Dolls” (1967), and “The Pajama Game” (1957). Her television appearances include, “The Incredible Hulk”, “Dirty […]

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  • Thelma Ritter

    1902 - 1969

    Thelma Ritter (1902 - 1969)

    Ritter was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1902. After appearing in high school plays and stock companies, she trained as an actress at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She established a stage career but took a hiatus to raise her two children by her husband, Joseph Moran, an actor turned advertising executive.  Ritter […]

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  • Thelma Ritter

    1902 - 1969

    Thelma Ritter (1902 - 1969)

    Acclaimed Actress. She appeared in “All about Eve,” “Rear Window” and “The Mating Season,” among many other films. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Thelma Salter

    1908 - 1953

    Thelma Salter (1908 - 1953)

    American movie actress of the silent era. Interred along with her husband, writer-producer Edward Kaufman.

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  • Thelma Todd

    1905 - 1935

    Thelma Todd (1905 - 1935)

    Todd was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts to John and Alice Todd, and was a bright student who achieved good academic results. She intended to become a school teacher. However, in her late teens, she began entering beauty pageants, winning the title of Miss Massachusetts in 1925. While representing her home state, she was spotted by […]

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  • Thelma White

    1910 - 2005

    Thelma White (1910 - 2005)

    Actress. She starred in the 1936 cult-classic “Reefer Madness.” This movie become a favorite on the college midnight movie circuit in the 1960s and 1970s. Thelma White came to film from the world of vaudeville and radio. She appeared in a number of B-movies during the 1930s and 1940s, such as “Tell Your Children” (1938), […]

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  • Thelonious Monk

    1917 - 1982

    Thelonious Monk (1917 - 1982)

    Thelonious Sphere Monk (/θəˈloʊniəs/, October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including “‘Round Midnight”, “Blue Monk”, “Straight, No Chaser” “Ruby, My Dear”, “In Walked Bud”, and “Well, You Needn’t”. Monk is the second […]

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  • Theo Brinckwirth

    1817 - 1866

    Theo Brinckwirth (1817 - 1866)

    German-born Brinckwirth moved to the United States in 1846 & established a primitive brewery in Quincy, Illinois. After remaining there for three years he moved to St. Louis & bought was was then known as the Lafayette Brewery. A pioneer of the beer brewing industry in St. Louis, Brinckwirth conducted business at the brewery until […]

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  • Theo Lingen

    1903 - 1978

    Theo Lingen (1903 - 1978)

    Theo Lingen was born the son of a lawyer in the city of Hanover, and grew up there. He attended the Royal Goethe Gymnasium – the predecessor of the Goethe School – in Hanover, but left before taking the Abitur (final exams). His theatrical talent was discovered during rehearsals for a school performance at the […]

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  • Theodor Adorno

    1903 - 1969

    Theodor Adorno (1903 - 1969)

    Theodor Adorno (/əˈdɔːrnoʊ/; German: [aˈdɔʀno]; born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund; September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) was a German philosopher, sociologist, and composer known for his critical theory of society. He was a leading member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, whose work has come to be associated with thinkers such as Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, […]

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  • Theodor Billroth

    1829 - 1894

    Theodor Billroth (1829 - 1894)

    Billroth was born at Bergen auf Rügen in the Kingdom of Prussia. He went to school in Greifswald. He was an indifferent student, and spent more time practicing piano than studying. Torn between a career as a musician or as a physician, he acceded to his mother’s wishes and enrolled himself at the University of […]

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  • Theodor W. Adorno

    1903 - 1969

    Theodor W. Adorno (1903 - 1969)

    Philosopher. He wrote on Sociology and Musicology. Among his works are “The Culture Industry,” “Aesthetic Teory,” “Critical Models, “Philosophie der neuen Musik,” “Klangfiguren,” “Aspekte der Hegel’schen Philosophie,” and a book about composer Gustav Mahler. His last work was “Minima Morialia.” (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)  Family links:  Spouse:  Margarete Karplus Adorno (1902 – 1993)* […]

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