• Isaac Hayes

    1942 - 2008

    Isaac Hayes (1942 - 2008)

    Isaac Hayes The soul singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes, known for his gravelly voice, shaven head and copious jewellery, died on Sunday at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 65. Hayes was found by family members, who discovered him lying next to a treadmill in a basement room at his home. Sheriff’s deputies performed CPR until […]

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  • Isabel Anderson

    1876 - 1948

    Isabel Anderson (1876 - 1948)

    Author. Her known books are “Topsy Turvy and the Gold Star,” “Circling Africa,” “Zigzagging the South Seas,” among several others. Besides being a noted author, she was an Ambassador to Japan, and during World War I she was with the District of Columbia Red Cross Refreshment Corp. During World War II, she was a volunteer […]

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  • Isabel De Castro

    1931 - 2005

    Isabel De Castro (1931 - 2005)

    Actress. She was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She worked in Portuguese and Spanish cinema. She is best remembered for her films “Ladrao, Precisa-se!”(1946) “Barrio” (1947), “Brigada Criminal” (1950), “Almas en Peligro” (1952), “La Hija del Mar” (1953), “El Presidio” (1954), “O Dinheiro dos Pobres” (1956), “Fado Corrido” (1964), “O Destino Marca a Hora” (1970), “Jogo […]

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  • Isabel de Pomés

    1924 - 2007

    Isabel de Pomés (1924 - 2007)

    Actress. Born in Barcelona,  she was the daughter of famous actor Félix de Pomés. She began her career in the theatre and in 1940 entered films,  becoming a popular star in both comedic and dramatic roles. In 1952 she received an offer to work for Universal Pictures in Hollywood, but she refused to leave Spain. […]

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  • Isabel Garcés

    1901 - 1981

    Isabel Garcés (1901 - 1981)

    Actress. She was born and died in Madrid. She debuted at the age of 7 on stage, and she worked until her death. With a caracteristic voice, she often played comedic roles. She appeared in several films with child actress Marisol. Among others, she appeared in “Ha Llegado un Ángel” (1961), “Marisol Rumbo a Río” […]

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  • Isabel Jewell

    1907 - 1972

    Isabel Jewell (1907 - 1972)

    Born in Shoshoni, Fremont County, Wyoming, Isabel Jewell was educated at St. Mary’s Academy in Minnesota and at Hamilton College in Kentucky. After years in theater stock companies, including an 87-week stint in Lincoln, Nebraska, she hit the big time after getting a part on Broadway in “Up Pops the Devil” (1930). She received glowing critical […]

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  • Isabel Martínez Del Valle

    1907 - 1990

    Isabel Martínez Del Valle (1907 - 1990)

    Actress. She acted in theater during the 1930s. Her career was short and without much success. She later gained great fame for being the girfriend of celebrated tango singer, composer, and actor, Carlos Gardel. (bio by: Guada)

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  • Isabel Sanford

    1917 - 2004

    Isabel Sanford (1917 - 2004)

    Sanford was born Eloise Gwendolyn Sanford in Harlem, New York, to James Edward and Josephine Sanford (née Perry). She was the youngest of seven children and was the only child to survive beyond infancy. Sanford’s mother Josephine was devoutly religious and insisted that her daughter attend church every Sunday and occasionally made her attend on […]

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  • Isabella Blow

    1958 - 2007

    Isabella Blow (1958 - 2007)

    Born Isabella Delves Broughton in Marylebone, London, England, she was the eldest child of Major Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, a military officer, and his second wife, Helen Mary Shore, a barrister. Sir Evelyn was the only son of Jock Delves Broughton; his sister, Rosamond, married Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat in 1938.  Blow had two […]

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  • Isabella Colbran

    1785 - 1845

    Isabella Colbran (1785 - 1845)

    Isabella Colbran, born in Madrid, studied under Girolamo Crescenti in Paris. By the age of twenty she had achieved fame throughout Europe for her voice. She moved to Naples, a hub of European music during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Teatro di San Carlo, built during the Bourbon dynasty, had been home to famous […]

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  • Isabella I of Castile

    1451 - 1504

    Isabella I of Castile (1451 - 1504)

    Isabella was born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Ávila, to John II of Castile and Isabella of Portugal on 22 April 1451. At the time of her birth, she was second in line to throne after her older half-brother Henry. Henry was 26 at that time and married but childless. Her younger brother Alfonso […]

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  • Isabella MacDonald Alden

    1841 - 1930

    Isabella MacDonald Alden (1841 - 1930)

    Author. She was a popular writer of books for children in the Nineteenth century, using the pseudonym of “Pansy”.  Family links:  Parents:  Isaac MacDonald (1800 – 1870)  Myra Spafford MacDonald (1803 – 1885)  Sibling:  Marcia B. MacDonald Livingston (1832 – 1924)*  Isabella MacDonald Alden (1841 – 1930) *Calculated relationship

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  • Isabella Mary Mayson Beeton

    1836 - 1865

    Isabella Mary Mayson Beeton (1836 - 1865)

    Author. British writer of cookery articles and books such as “The Book of Household Management” and “Mrs Beeton’s Cookbook.”  Family links:  Spouse:  Samuel Orchart Beeton (1830 – 1877)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Isabella of Hainault

    1170 - 1190

    Isabella of Hainault (1170 - 1190)

    Isabella was born in Valenciennes on 5 April 1170, the daughter of Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut, and Margaret I, Countess of Flanders. At the age of one, her father had her betrothed to Henry, the future Count of Champagne. He was the nephew of Adèle of Champagne, who was Queen of France. In 1179, […]

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  • Isabella of Portugal

    1503 - 1539

    Isabella of Portugal (1503 - 1539)

    Isabella was the second child and eldest daughter of King Manuel I of Portugal and his second spouse, Infanta Maria of Castile and Aragon. She was named after her maternal grandmother, Isabella I of Castile, and her aunt Isabella, Princess of Asturias, who had been her father’s first spouse.  Through her father, she was a […]

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  • Isabella Stewart Valancy Crawford

    1850 - 1887

    Isabella Stewart Valancy Crawford (1850 - 1887)

    Poet. Crawford was born on December 25, 1850, in Dublin, Ireland, to a doctor and his wife. In 1858, Isabella’s family moved to Upper Canada, and settled in the town of Paisley on the Saugeen River. After there arrival in Paisley, life seemed to be good for the family, but after a few short years, […]

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  • Isabella Sutherland

    1970 - 1914

    Isabella Sutherland (1970 - 1914)

    Vaudevillian Actress. Appeared in vaudeville acts in the 1880s along with her sisters. They were distinguished by their very long hair.  Family links:  Parents:  Fletcher Sutherland (1816 – 1888)  Mary Brink Sutherland (1824 – 1867)  Spouse:  Frederick H. Castlemaine (1867 – 1896)*  Siblings:  Dora Sutherland (____ – 1926)*  Charles C. Sutherland (____ – 1887)*  Mary […]

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  • Isabelle Caro

    1980 - 2010

    Isabelle Caro (1980 - 2010)

    Isabelle Caro (13 September 1980 – 17 November 2010) was a French model and actress from Marseille, France, who became well known after appearing in a controversial advertising campaign “No Anorexia” which showed Caro with vertebrae and facial bones showing under her skin in a picture by photographer Oliviero Toscani.  Caro suffered from severe anorexia […]

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  • Isadora Duncan

    1877 - 1927

    Isadora Duncan (1877 - 1927)

    Angela Isadora Duncan was born in San Francisco, California to Joseph Charles Duncan (1819–1898), a banker, mining engineer and connoisseur of the arts, and Mary Isadora Gray (1849–1922). Duncan was the youngest of four children. Her two brothers were Augustin Duncan and Raymond Duncan; her sister Elizabeth Duncan was also a dancer.[citation needed] Soon after […]

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  • Isadore “Friz” Freleng

    1906 - 1995

    Isadore “Friz” Freleng (1906 - 1995)

    Cartoon Animator. Isadore, better known as “Friz,”  left his hometown of Kansas City for Hollywood in the 1920s and went to work for Walt Disney.  After several months, he left the Disney studio to work on the “Krazy Kat” cartoon series, then joined Warner Bros. in 1930. In 1933 Friz was made a director. He […]

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  • Isak Gustaf Clason

    1856 - 1930

    Isak Gustaf Clason (1856 - 1930)

    Architect.  Isak studied engineering and later architecture at the Institute of Technology in Stockholm, where he was a student of A. T. Gellerstedt, and later at the architectural school of the Academy of Arts. He received the royal medal in 1881 and studied abroad 1883-1886. Isak was elected member of the Academy of Arts in […]

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  • Isidor Straus

    1845 - 1912

    Isidor Straus (1845 - 1912)

    Isidor Straus was born into a Jewish family in Otterberg in the former Palatinate, then ruled by the Kingdom of Bavaria. He was the first of five children of Lazarus Straus (1809–1898) and his second wife Sara (1823–1876). His siblings were Hermine (1846–1922), Nathan (1848–1931), Jakob Otto (1849–1851) and Oscar Solomon Straus (1850–1925). In 1854 […]

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  • Isobel Elsom

    1893 - 1981

    Isobel Elsom (1893 - 1981)

    Isobel Elsom was born Isabelle Reed in Chesterton, Cambridge, Elsom usually was cast as an aristocratic lady of the upper class. She attended Howard College, Bedford England. Over the course of three decades she appeared in 17 Broadway productions, beginning with The Ghost Train in 1926. Her best-known stage role was the wealthy murder victim […]

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  • Israel Joshua Singer

    1893 - 1944

    Israel Joshua Singer (1893 - 1944)

    Author. Born Yisroel Yehoshua Zinger (or Zynger), he was the brother of writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. Writing in Yiddish,  he worked as a journalist in Europe and published his first novel, “Steel and Iron”, in 1927.  His long novel “The Brothers Ashkenazy” (1936) is considered his masterpiece.  Singer emigrated to the United States in 1934 […]

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  • Issac Bernard “Bernie” Bookbinder

    1927 - 2000

    Issac Bernard “Bernie” Bookbinder (1927 - 2000)

    Best-selling author, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. Cause of death: lung cancer

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  • Issac Bernard “Bernie” Bookbinder

    1927 - 2000

    Issac Bernard “Bernie” Bookbinder (1927 - 2000)

    Best-selling author, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. Cause of death: lung cancer

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  • Istvan Barsony

    1835 - 1928

    Istvan Barsony (1835 - 1928)


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  • István Csók

    1865 - 1961

    István Csók (1865 - 1961)


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  • Isuzu Yamada

    1917 - 2012

    Isuzu Yamada (1917 - 2012)

    Actress. One of her country’s most respected performers, she shall perhaps be best remembered in the West for her portrayal of the Lady Macbeth character in 1957’s “Throne of Blood”. Born Mitsu Yamada to a theatrical family, she received both musical and dance training as a child and at 13 was signed by the Nikkatsu […]

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  • Ita Tamara Djordjevic Rina

    1907 - 1979

    Ita Tamara Djordjevic Rina (1907 - 1979)

    Actress. Ostermayer company from Berlin noticed her in a contest for Miss 1926 and invited her to a screen test. Her moust popular film was “Erotikon” (1929). (bio by: Jelena)

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