• Jacob Siegel

    1841 - 1924

    Jacob Siegel (1841 - 1924)

    Founded American Lady Corset company.  Family links:  Spouse:  Rosalie Blumenstein Siegel (1849 – 1917)*  Children:  Joseph Siegel (1874 – 1933)*  Eugene Siegel (1878 – 1948)*  Leo Siegel (1888 – 1947)*  Adele Siegel Mayer (1889 – 1944)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Jacob Snow Winslow

    1827 - 1902

    Jacob Snow Winslow (1827 - 1902)

    Businessman. Founded the J.S. Winslow Company, a firm that came to be the largest sailing vessels fleet in the  Atlantic Ocean. (bio by: Russ Dodge)  Family links:  Spouses:  Philena Morton Winslow (1832 – 1877)*  Melvina Wilder Clark Winslow (1858 – 1944)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Jacqueline “Jackie” Burroughs

    1939 - 2010

    Jacqueline “Jackie” Burroughs (1939 - 2010)

    Actress. She is best remembered for her portrayal of the fictional character ‘Hetty King’ in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Television series “Road to Avonlea” from 1990 to 1996. She immigrated to Toronto with her family at age of 12 and attended the University of Toronto, before moving to New York City, New York with […]

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  • Jacqueline Courtney

    1946 - 2010

    Jacqueline Courtney (1946 - 2010)

    Actress. She will be remembered for long-running roles on afternoon television soap operas. Born Sharon Courtney, she broke into show business with a brief turn on “The Edge of Night” in 1961, then followed with appearances on “Our Five Daughters” (1962) and “The Doctors” in 1963 before landing the role of Alice Matthews Frame on […]

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  • Jacqueline Delubac

    1907 - 1997

    Jacqueline Delubac (1907 - 1997)

    Actress. She was born Isabelle Jacqueline Basset in Lyon (Rhône)(some sources say 2 or 27 May) and died in Créteil (Val de Marne). She began her career as dancer. Later, she moved to cinema with his husband Sacha Guitry, with wich was married from 1935 to 1939. She is remembered for her films Chérie (1930), […]

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  • Jacqueline Gadsdon

    1900 - 1986

    Jacqueline Gadsdon (1900 - 1986)

    American silent-screen actress. Starred with Lionel Barrymore in the 1929 adventure film “The Mysterious Island.” Sometimes credited as Jane Daly. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Jessie Hickman Gadsdon (____ – 1931)  Spouse:  William Harry Dale (1900 – 1975)

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  • Jacqueline Hill

    1929 - 1993

    Jacqueline Hill (1929 - 1993)

    Jacqueline Hill was orphaned as a toddler and raised by her grandparents. She was taken out of school at the age of 14 to enable her younger brother to continue. She then worked at Cadbury’s, which had an amateur dramatics society. She was encouraged to apply for, and was awarded, a scholarship at the Royal […]

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  • Jacqueline Kennedy

    1929 - 1994

    Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994)

    Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born in Southampton, New York in 1929, to Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou “Black Jack” Bouvier III (1891–1957) and Janet Norton Lee (1907–1989). Jackie’s younger sister Caroline Lee Bouvier was born in 1933. The Bouviers divorced in 1940. Janet later married Standard Oil heir Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. in 1942 and […]

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  • Jacqueline Law

    1966 - 2012

    Jacqueline Law (1966 - 2012)

    Actress. A veteran of roughly 30 films, she shall be remembered for her 20 year career on the Hong Kong screen. Raised in her native city, she was working as a model when she was spotted and entered in the Miss Hong Kong Pageant; Jacqueline soon got her start in show business with the 1987 […]

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  • Jacqueline Logan

    1904 - 1983

    Jacqueline Logan (1904 - 1983)

    Jacqueline Logan traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado for her health. While there she took a course in journalism from Ford Frick, who later became commissioner of Major League Baseball. Setting out to Chicago, Logan found employment dancing in a stage production of a theater. Her family believed she intended to visit an uncle in the […]

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  • Jacqueline Maillan

    1923 - 1992

    Jacqueline Maillan (1923 - 1992)

    French Actress. Born in Paray-le-Monial, in Saone-et-Loire, she appeared in over 50 films and also television. Her career began in 1949 with “du Pied” and her last appearance was as Delphine Martinet, the pharmacist, in the 1992 film Ville à vendre (City for Sale). Died in Paris. (bio by: Fred Beisser)

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  • Jacqueline Saunders

    1892 - 1954

    Jacqueline Saunders (1892 - 1954)

    Actress. Born Anna Jackal, she was known as Jackie Saunders and appeared in nearly fifty features during the silent film era. Her credits included “The Intrigue” (1914), “The Web of Crime” (1915), “The Shine of Happiness” (1916), “Muggsy” (1919), “The Scuttlers” (1920), “Alimony” (1924) and “The People vs. Nancy Preston” (1925). She died in Palm […]

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  • Jacques Auger

    1901 - 1977

    Jacques Auger (1901 - 1977)

    Actor, Comedian. He appeared in the films, “La Corde Au Cou” (1965), “Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine” (1962), “L’Avocat De La Defense” (1955), “Etienne Brule Gibier De Potence” (1952), “The 13th Letter” (1951) and “La Fortresse” (1947). (bio by: K)  Family links:  Spouse:  Laurette Larocque (1906 – 1965)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Jacques Becker

    1906 - 1960

    Jacques Becker (1906 - 1960)

    Jacques Becker (French: [bɛkɛʁ]; 15 September 1906 – 21 February 1960) was a French screenwriter and film director. Jacques Becker was born in Paris, in an upper-class background. His father Louis Becker, of Lorraine ascendance was corporate director for Fulmen, a battery manufacturer and his mother Margaret Burns of Irish descent, held a fashion house in […]

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  • Jacques Bergerac

    1927 - 2014

    Jacques Bergerac (1927 - 2014)

    French Actor. Bergerac was a law student when he met American actress Ginger Rogers, who was vacationing in France, who later got him a screen test at MGM that led to them appearing together in ‘Twist of Fate’ (1954). The couple were married from February 1953 until their divorce in July 1957. Bergerac went on […]

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  • Jacques Carlu

    1890 - 1976

    Jacques Carlu (1890 - 1976)

    Architect. Notable works include the Palais de Chaillot (The Trocadero) in Paris, the Rainbow Room and Rockefeller Center in New York, and The Carlu (Eaton’s College Park) in Toronto. Brother of Jean Carlu. The exact birth and death dates conflict among sources. Some say his birthday was April 7, some say July 4; some say […]

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  • Jacques Charon

    1920 - 1975

    Jacques Charon (1920 - 1975)

    A leading actor at the Comedie Francaise. Also a director. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Jacques Demy

    1931 - 1990

    Jacques Demy (1931 - 1990)

    After working with the animator Paul Grimault and the filmmaker Georges Rouquier, Jacques Demy directed his first feature film, Lola, in 1961, with Anouk Aimée playing the eponymous cabaret singer. The Demy universe here emerges full-fledged. Characters burst into song (courtesy of composer and lifelong Demy-collaborator Michel Legrand); iconic Hollywood imagery is lovingly appropriated as […]

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  • Jacques du Broeucq

    1970 - 1970

    Jacques du Broeucq (1970 - 1970)

    Artist. Born Mons, Hainaut, Belgium, he was a noted artist of the 15th Century and a teacher of Giambologna in Antwerp. Like many artist of his time, he was an intern at the Academy of Baccio Bandinelli, Rome. His work for buildings, sculptures, paintings and in silverware was primarily functional objects. His first major architectural […]

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  • Jacques Dufilho

    1914 - 2005

    Jacques Dufilho (1914 - 2005)

    French Actor. His acting career spanned six decades and he appeared mainly as a supporting actor in over 160 films and 15 stage productions. Born in Bègles, Gironde, Aquitaine, France, he first studied agriculture and then went to Paris to pursue his passion, art and sculture. Because of his mentor, the French actor Charles Dullin, […]

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  • Jacques Louis David

    1748 - 1825

    Jacques Louis David (1748 - 1825)

    Artist. An influential painter in the French Neoclassical style, he is considered to be the preeminent painter of the era. Born into a wealthy family, around the age of nine his father was killed in a duel and his mother left him in the care of his affluent uncles. He received his education at the […]

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  • Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry

    1795 - 1856

    Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry (1795 - 1856)


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  • Jacques Rivette

    1928 - 2016

    Jacques Rivette (1928 - 2016)

    Jacques Rivette (French: [ʒak ʁivɛt]; 1 March 1928 – 29 January 2016) was a French film director and film critic most commonly associated with the French New Wave and Cahiers du Cinéma. He has made twenty-eight films, including Le Coup de Berger, Paris Belongs to Us, L’amour fou, Out 1, Celine and Julie Go Boating, […]

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  • Jacques Sernas

    1925 - 2015

    Jacques Sernas (1925 - 2015)

    Jacques Sernas, was a Lithuanian-born French actor with an international film career. He was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, the son of Jokūbas Šernas, a signatory of the 1918 Act of Independence of Lithuania, who died when Sernas was one year old. His mother took him to Paris, France, where Sernas received his formal education. During […]

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  • Jacques Tourneur

    1904 - 1977

    Jacques Tourneur (1904 - 1977)

    Born in Paris, France, Jacques Tourneur was the son of film director Maurice Tourneur. At age 10, Jacques moved to the United States with his father. He started a career in cinema while still attending high school as an extra and later as a script clerk in various silent films. Both Maurice and Jacques returned […]

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  • Jaime Barylko

    1970 - 2002

    Jaime Barylko (1970 - 2002)

    Writer and philosopher. He wrote “Cómo ser Persona en Tiempo de Crisis,” “En Busca de Uno Mismo,” “Cábala de la Luz,” “El Hombre que Está Solo y no Espera,” among others. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Jaime Brocal Remohí

    1936 - 2002

    Jaime Brocal Remohí (1936 - 2002)

    Illustrator and Comic Book Artist. He was born and died in Valencia (Valencian Country, Spain). He began his career as comic book artist in the newspaper Las Provincias with children stories such as Orejitas y Conchi and Los Cuentos de Tribilin. He moved to Editorial Valenciana and later he worked for Editorial Toray in Barcelona. […]

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  • Jaime Escalante

    1930 - 2010

    Jaime Escalante (1930 - 2010)

    Escalante was born to two teachers of Aymara ancestry  on December 31, 1930 in La Paz, Bolivia. He was proud of his Aymara heritage and as an adult would proudly proclaim “The Aymara knew math before the Greeks and Egyptians”. He taught mathematics and physics for 12 years in his mother country before immigrating to […]

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  • Jaime Zapata

    1978 - 2011

    Jaime Zapata (1978 - 2011)

    Jaime Zapata was born in Brownsville, Texas, United States, a border city directly north across Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He was one of five brothers, all in the field of criminal justice. Zapata attended Homer Hanna High School, and later graduated from the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2005, where he attained a degree in […]

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  • Jake Bird

    1901 - 1949

    Jake Bird (1901 - 1949)

    Jake Bird (December 14, 1901 – July 15, 1949) was a convicted murderer and self-confessed serial killer who was tried and executed for the axe murders of Bertha Kludt (age 53) and her daughter Beverly June Kludt (17) in Tacoma, Washington on October 30, 1947. Bird may have killed as many as 46 people. The […]

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