• Don Adams

    1923 - 2005

    Don Adams (1923 - 2005)

    Don Adams Born Donald James Yarmy to a Hungarian-Jewish father and Irish Catholic mother, Adams dropped out of high school and served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. He began in show business as a stand-up comic and impressionist, gaining notice in 1954 as a winner on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, which […]

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  • Lee Aaker

    1943 - 2021

    Lee Aaker (1943 - 2021)

    Lee Aaker a child actor in the 1950s who starred as the orphan Rusty alongside a German shepherd on ABC’s The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin and in films including Hondo and The Atomic City, has died. He was 77. Aaker had suffered a stroke and died April 1 near Mesa, Arizona, Paul Petersen, the former Donna Reed Show star who serves as […]

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  • Wäinö Valdemar Aaltonen

    1894 - 1966

    Wäinö Valdemar Aaltonen (1894 - 1966)

    Sculptor. As a young man he studied painting for five years at the School of Drawing of the Turku Art Association in Turku, Findland, but as a sculptor he was largely self-taught. Working in bronze and stone, occasionally incorporating glass, he developed a naturalistic style, with some influence of Cubism, which he had encountered during […]

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  • Angela Aames

    1956 - 1988

    Angela Aames (1956 - 1988)

    Angela Aames Angela Aames was born in Pierre, South Dakota. She acted in high school and attended the University of South Dakota before moving to Hollywood in 1978. She trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Harvey Lembeck‘s Comedy Workshop. Angela Aames’s first film role was as Little Bo Peep in the adult film Fairy Tales (1979). The same year, she played Linda “Boom-Boom” […]

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  • Harold Robert Aaron

    1921 - 1980

    Harold Robert Aaron (1921 - 1980)

    United States Army General. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1943, and was assigned as a 2nd Lieutenant and company commander in the European Theatre during World War II. After the war he served in a number of various posts in Europe and the Pacific, rising in […]

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  • Tommie Lee Aaron

    1939 - 1984

    Tommie Lee Aaron (1939 - 1984)

    Tommie Lee Aaron (August 5, 1939 – August 16, 1984) was a first baseman and left fielder in Major League Baseball, and a younger brother of Hall of Famer Hank Aaron. They were the first siblings to appear in a League Championship Series as teammates. Born in Mobile, Alabama, he was signed by the Milwaukee […]

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  • Slim Aarons

    1916 - 2006

    Slim Aarons (1916 - 2006)

    Photographer. He was born in Manhattan, New York. He worked mainly for society publications, taking pictures of the rich and famous both before and after serving as a photographer for the US military magazine Yank during World War II. His work has been included in the publications Town and Country, Holiday, Venture and LIFE. His […]

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  • Vilmos Aba-Novak

    1894 - 1941

    Vilmos Aba-Novak (1894 - 1941)

    Artist. He was one of Hungary’s leading painters between World Wars I and II. Born in Budapest, he studied at the College of Fine Arts from 1912 to 1914, and served in the Hungarian Army on the Eastern Front during World War I. From 1928 to 1931 he lived in Rome, Italy on a scholarship […]

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  • Abu Abbas

    1948 - 2004

    Abu Abbas (1948 - 2004)

    Terrorist. Born Muhammad Zaydan, he was the head of the terrorist group “Palestine Liberation Front”. He masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian passenger ship “Achille Lauro” in which a wheelchair-bound American tourist, Leon Klinghoffer was thrown overboard. He was captured by United States forces in Iraq in April, 2003, and was being held in […]

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  • Frank Abbatemarco

    1899 - 1959

    Frank Abbatemarco (1899 - 1959)

    Frank Abbatemarco Organized Crime Figure. Known as “Frankie Shots”, he was a Captain in the Profaci Crime Family (today the Family is called the Colombo Family). He had one of the largest bookmaking and loan sharking operations in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s. He was shot and killed in a bar in […]

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  • Edward James “Batty” Abbaticchio

    1877 - 1957

    Edward James “Batty” Abbaticchio (1877 - 1957)

    Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Abbatticchio was among the first wave of professional football players. He began his professional football career with the Latrobe Athletic Association in 1895, where he starred as a fullback and kicker. In 1896, Abbatticchio kicked a 23-yard kicked field goal to help give Latrobe a 5-0 win over the West Virginia […]

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  • Cleveland Abbe

    1838 - 1916

    Cleveland Abbe (1838 - 1916)

    Cleveland Abbe was born in New York City and grew up in the prosperous merchant family of George Waldo and Charlotte Colgate Abbe. One of his younger brothers, Robert, became a prominent surgeon and radiologist. In school, Cleveland excelled in mathematics and chemistry, graduating in 1857 from the Free Academy. He then taught engineering for […]

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  • Frederick George Abberline

    1843 - 1929

    Frederick George Abberline (1843 - 1929)

    Frederick Abberline was the only son of Edward Abberline, a saddlemaker and Sheriff’s Officer and Clerk of the Market, minor local government positions, and his wife Hannah (née Chinn). Edward Abberline died in 1849, and his widow opened a small shop and brought up her four children, Emily, Harriett, Edward and Frederick, alone. Frederick was […]

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  • Charles S. “Charlie” Abbey

    1866 - 1926

    Charles S. “Charlie” Abbey (1866 - 1926)

    Major League Baseball Player. He made his debut as an outfielder for the National League Washington Senators on August 16, 1893, and was the first person from Nebraska to play in the Major Leagues. He played his whole five year career, 1893 to 1897, with the Washington Senators, ending with a  .281 batting average, 492 […]

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  • Bert Wood Abbey

    1869 - 1962

    Bert Wood Abbey (1869 - 1962)

    Abbey first began playing baseball as a freshman in college when he recruited fellow students to form the Vermont Catamounts (UVM) team. At UVM, he made the baseball and training program progress fast with his presence as player, coach and captain. He graduated in 1891 from UVM and the year after, Abbey’s team at the […]

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  • Charlie S. Abbey

    1866 - 1926

    Charlie S. Abbey (1866 - 1926)

    Abbey began his professional career with the independent league Beatrice, Nebraska baseball team in 1888. In 1889, Abbey played for the independent league Kearney, Nebraska baseball team and the Des Moines Prohibitionists of the Western Association. During the 1890 season, Abbey played for the St. Paul Apostles of the Western Association. In 1891, Abbey played […]

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  • Edward Paul Abbey

    1927 - 1989

    Edward Paul Abbey (1927 - 1989)

    Author. His nineteen books include “Desert Solitaire,” (regarded by many as one of the finest nature narratives in American literature), “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” “Abbey’s Road,” “Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside” and “Cactus Country.”  Family links:  Parents:  Paul Revere Abbey (1901 – 1992)  Mildred Irene Postlewaite Abbey (1905 – 1988)  Spouse:  Judith Pepper […]

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  • Berenice Abbott

    1898 - 1991

    Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

    Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio and brought up there by her divorced mother. She attended the Ohio State University, but left in early 1918.  In 1918 she moved with friends from OSU to New York’s Greenwich Village, where she was ‘adopted’ by the anarchist Hippolyte Havel. She shared an apartment on Greenwich Avenue with […]

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  • Grace Abbott

    1878 - 1939

    Grace Abbott (1878 - 1939)

    Social Reformer.  She is remembered, along with her older sister, Edith Abbott, as a voice in improving the rights of immigrants and advancing child welfare in the US.  She also pioneered the process of incorporating sociological data pertaining to child labor, juvenile delinquency, dependency, and statistics into the lawmaking process.  The daughter of the first […]

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  • George Francis Abbott

    1887 - 1995

    George Francis Abbott (1887 - 1995)

    Playwright, Theatrical Director. He became one of the most prominent American theatrical writers with works that include the plays “On Your Toes,” “Beat The Band,” “The Boys From Syracuse,” “Pal Joey,” “On The Town,” “A Funny Thing is Happened in the Way to the Forum,” “Three Men on a Horse,” and the adaption of “All […]

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  • Berenice Abbott

    1898 - 1991

    Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

    Photographer. She is best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City, New York architecture and urban design of the 1930s. She attended the Ohio State University, but dropped out in early 1918. In late 1918 she moved with friends from Ohio to Greenwich Village in New York. She pursued journalism, but soon became […]

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  • Dorothy Abbott

    1920 - 1968

    Dorothy Abbott (1920 - 1968)

    Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Abbott appeared in many films between the 1940s and 1960s as an extra. In Las Vegas she was a showgirl at the Flamingo Hotel and was known as “the girl with the golden arm”. She also appeared in guest roles on The Ford Television Theatre, Leave It to Beaver, and […]

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  • Henry Larcom Abbott

    1831 - 1927

    Henry Larcom Abbott (1831 - 1927)

    Henry Larcom Abbot was born in Beverly, Massachusetts. Abbot attended West Point and graduated second in his class (which included Jeb Stuart and G. W. Custis Lee) with a degree in military engineering in 1854. Initially he had wanted to join the Artillery, but shortly after graduation, a classmate convinced him to choose the Engineers. […]

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  • Anderson Ruffin Abbott

    1837 - 1913

    Anderson Ruffin Abbott (1837 - 1913)

    Abbott was born in Toronto as the son of Wilson Ruffin Abbott and Ellen (Toyer) Abbott. The Abbotts were a prominent black family in Toronto who had left Alabama as free people of color after their store had been ransacked. After living a short time in New York, they relocated to Upper Canada in 1835 […]

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  • Henry Livemore Abbott

    1842 - 1864

    Henry Livemore Abbott (1842 - 1864)

    Henry Livermore Abbott, the third of eleven children, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on January 21, 1842, the son of Josiah Gardner Abbott, a successful lawyer and judge. In 1876, Josiah Gardner Abbott was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He was a prominent member of the Democratic Party. Henry’s mother, Caroline, was […]

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  • Ira Coray Abbott

    1824 - 1908

    Ira Coray Abbott (1824 - 1908)

    He served during the Civil War first as Lieutenant Colonel, then Colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry regiment. He was wounded in the face at the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, and at the Battle of Gettysburg, his regiment was part of Colonel William S. Tilton’s brigade that fought against attacking Confederates […]

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  • Gypsy Abbott

    1896 - 1952

    Gypsy Abbott (1896 - 1952)

    Actress. She appeared in motion pictures during the “Silent Screen Era”, and was married for a time to film director Henry King. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Henry King (1886 – 1982) Inscription:Wife, MotherAlways in Our Hearts

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  • Sir James Abbott

    1807 - 1896

    Sir James Abbott (1807 - 1896)

    He joined the Bengal Artillery at the age of sixteen. He made a name for himself in the northwest frontier region of India in the middle part of the 19th century. In 1839, he undertook a mission to the Khanate of Khiva as part of the Great Game, the contest for influence in Central Asia […]

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  • Joseph Carter Abbott

    1825 - 1881

    Joseph Carter Abbott (1825 - 1881)

    Abbott was born in Concord, New Hampshire, and graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1846, having studied there and under private auspices. He studied law at Concord, and was admitted to the bar in 1852. From 1852 to 1857, Abbott was the owner and editor of the Daily American newspaper, in Manchester, New […]

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  • Gypsy Abbott

    1896 - 1952

    Gypsy Abbott (1896 - 1952)

    Actress. She appeared in motion pictures during the “Silent Screen Era”, and was married for a time to film director Henry King. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Henry King (1886 – 1982) Inscription:Wife, MotherAlways in Our Hearts

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