• Manuel Encarnacion Amador Torreros

    1869 - 1952

    Manuel Encarnacion Amador Torreros (1869 - 1952)

    Artist, Diplomat. He is best recognized as the designer of the Panamanian flag. Amador studied in Cartagena, Colombia and the United States, receiving his degree in accounting, before taking a position in the Treasury Department. Following independence of the Republic in 1903, he was appointed Minister of Finance. From 1904 until 1908, he served as […]

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  • Manuel Gago García

    1925 - 1980

    Manuel Gago García (1925 - 1980)

    Comic Book Artist. He was born in Valladolid (Castilla y León, Spain) and died in Valencia. He is fondly remembered for his comic “El Guerrero del Antifaz,” a story about a warrior during the Spanish Reconquest. Others works are “El Pequeño Luchador,” “El Hombre de Piedra,” “El Espadachín Enmascarado,” “Puños de Hierro,” “El Corsario sin […]

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  • Manuel González Martí

    1877 - 1972

    Manuel González Martí (1877 - 1972)

    Artist. He was born in Valenica, Comunidad Valenciana. He developed a succesful career as illustrator, publisher, ceramist and essayist. He founded the magazines “Cascarrabies,” “Arte Moderno” and “Valencia Artística.” At young age, he worked as illustrator with the nickname Folchi. Later, he was a known investigator of the ceramic of Valencia, and the National Museum […]

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  • Manyi Kiss

    1911 - 1971

    Manyi Kiss (1911 - 1971)

    Manyi Kiss (12 March 1911 – 24 March 1971) was a Hungarian actress. Born in Magyarlona, she acted from 1926 in Cluj, Romania, from 1928 in Miskolc and then between 1929 and 1932 in Szeged, Hungary. From the beginning of her career she possessed a natural acting style, an excellent knowledge of dance and ability to […]

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  • Mapy Cortes

    1910 - 1998

    Mapy Cortes (1910 - 1998)

    Actress. Born Maria del Pilar Mercado Cordero in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she was an important entertainer in film and television during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She made her big screen debut in “Two Woman and Don Juan” (1934), followed by “El gato montes” (1936). A veteran of over thiry-five films, her credits […]

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  • Mara Goyanes

    1970 - 2006

    Mara Goyanes (1970 - 2006)

    Actress.  Goyanes began her career on stage, playing in “La Tirana,” “Tres Sombreros de Copa,” “La Vida en un Hilo,” “El Gran Teatro del Mundo,” “Los Intereses Creados,” “Fedra” and “El Diario de Ana Frank,” among many others. On cinema, she is best remembered in films such as “La Vida Alrededor” (1959), “Tiempo de Amor” […]

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  • Marbeth Wright

    1915 - 1939

    Marbeth Wright (1915 - 1939)

    Actress. She was a singer, dancer and Follies Girl in Busby Berkeley movies. Her career took her to France, where she performed with French star Maurice Chevalier in “Folies Bergere” (1935). She appeared in “Stranded” (1935) with Kay Francis and George Brent. She also appeared in “George White’s 1935 Scandals” with Alice Faye. She came […]

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  • Marc Allégret

    1900 - 1973

    Marc Allégret (1900 - 1973)

    Motion Picture Director. Icon of the French Cinema. Directed over 60 films, and was also renowned for discovering and directing some of France’s true cinema greats, including such well-known stars as Michèle Morgan, Jean-Louis Barraut,Raimu, Fernandel, Simone Simon, Gérard Philipe, Odette Joyeux, Louis Jourdan, Danièle Delorme, Roger Vadim, and Brigitte Bardot. Among his films were […]

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  • Marc Chagall

    1887 - 1985

    Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)

    Artist. Born in Vitebsk, Belarus (in the Russian Empire), and was raised in a devoutly Jewish environment with eight other siblings. His father worked in a fish warehouse, and his mother ran a shop where she sold fish and sundry baking supplies. As a child, Marc attended heder (Jewish elementary school) and later went to […]

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  • Marc Frasier Davis

    1913 - 2000

    Marc Frasier Davis (1913 - 2000)

    Marc Davis was one of Walt Disney’s trusted “Nine Old Men” animators/advisors. He began working at the Disney Studios in 1935 until his retirement in 1978. He remained with Disney as an advisor up until his death. He worked on nearly every Disney animated feature film. He was famous for animating memorable female characters and […]

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  • Marc Hunter

    1953 - 1998

    Marc Hunter (1953 - 1998)

    Born in Taumarunui, Marc Hunter joined Dragon in 1974 and the band recorded two albums of progressive rock for Vertigo Records. The band moved to Sydney, Australia, in 1975. After suffering the heroin-related death of drummer Neil Storey, Dragon became a pop-rock act and went on to become one of Australia’s biggest-selling bands, scoring a […]

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  • Marc Rich

    1934 - 2013

    Marc Rich (1934 - 2013)

    Rich was born in 1934 to a Jewish family in Antwerp, Belgium. His parents were working-class Jews who emigrated with their son to the United States in 1941 to escape the Nazis. His father opened a jewelry store in Kansas City, Missouri. The family moved to Queens, New York City in 1950, where Rich’s father […]

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  • Marcel Alexandre Bertrand

    1847 - 1907

    Marcel Alexandre Bertrand (1847 - 1907)

    Marcel Alexandre Bertrand (July 2, 1847 – February 13, 1907) was a French geologist born in Paris. He was the son of mathematician Joseph Louis François Bertrand (1822–1900), and son-in-law to physicist Éleuthère Mascart (1837-1908).  He was a student at the École Polytechnique, and beginning in 1869 he attended the Ecole des Mines de Paris. […]

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  • Marcel André Aymé

    1902 - 1967

    Marcel André Aymé (1902 - 1967)

    Author. A novelist and essayist, his most famous works are “La jument verte” (The Green Mare), “La passe-muraille” (The Man Who Walked Through Walls). He was also active in the theatre and in movies as a playwright. (bio by: Apats)

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  • Marcel Barbeau

    1925 - 2016

    Marcel Barbeau (1925 - 2016)

    Artist. Known as a pioneer of abstract art in Canada, he created more than 4,000 works in a career that spanned eight decades. He studied at the École du Meuble in Montreal from 1942 to 1947, where he was taught by Paul-Émile Borduas. In 1948, he was one of the original members of a group […]

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  • Marcel Bozzuffi

    1929 - 1988

    Marcel Bozzuffi (1929 - 1988)

    Actor.  He was usually seen as a villain in French and international films.  He is best-known for “The French Connection” (1971),  in which he played a hit man who leads cop Gene Hackman on a spectacular car and elevated train chase throughout Brooklyn.  He was also memorable as the gay,  right-wing assassin who kills Yves […]

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  • Marcel Broodthaers

    1924 - 1976

    Marcel Broodthaers (1924 - 1976)

    Artist. Marcel was more than an artist, from a young age he was associated with the Groupe Surréaliste-revolutionnaire. In 1945 he began dabbling in journalism, film, and poetry. After spending 20 years struggling as a poet, Marcel decided in 1963 to become an artist and began to make objects. He approached visual art with a […]

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  • Marcel Carné

    1906 - 1996

    Marcel Carné (1906 - 1996)

    Born in Paris, France, the son of a cabinet maker whose wife died when their son was five, Marcel Carné began his career as a film critic, becoming editor of the weekly publication, Hebdo-Films, and working for Cinémagazine and Cinémonde between 1929 and 1933. In the same period he worked in silent film as a […]

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  • Marcel Dalio

    1899 - 1983

    Marcel Dalio (1899 - 1983)

    Marcel Dalio was born Israel Moshe Blauschild in Paris to Romanian-Jewish immigrant parents. He performed in cabarets, revues and stage plays in the 1920s and acted in French films in the 1930s. After divorcing his first wife, Jany Holt, he married the young actress Madeleine Lebeau in 1939. In June 1940, Lebeau and Dalio left Paris […]

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  • Marcel Dassault

    1892 - 1986

    Marcel Dassault (1892 - 1986)

    Marcel Dassault was born was Marcel Bloch on January 22, 1892 in Paris. Both his parents were Jewish.  He was educated at the Lycée Condorcet in Paris. He graduated from the Breguet School and Supaéro.  Dassault invented a type of aircraft propeller used by the French army during World War I and founded the Société […]

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  • Marcel Duchamp

    1887 - 1968

    Marcel Duchamp (1887 - 1968)

    Known as the artist who broke the rules of modernism by exhibiting a urinal as a work of art, he became the father of the Dada movement and of post-modernism. He was featured in ARTNews, May 1999 issue as one of the top 25 artists in the western world and the man who “showed the […]

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  • Marcel Grossmann

    1878 - 1936

    Marcel Grossmann (1878 - 1936)

    In 1900 Marcel Grossmann graduated from the Federal Polytechnic School (ETH) and became an assistant to the geometer Wilhelm Fiedler. He continued to do research on non-Euclidean geometry and taught in high schools for the next seven years. In 1902, he earned his doctorate from the ETH with the thesis On the Metrical Properties of […]

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  • Marcel Pagnol

    1895 - 1974

    Marcel Pagnol (1895 - 1974)

    In 1926, on a visit to London, Marcel Pagnol attended a screening of one of the first talking films and he was so impressed that he decided to devote his efforts to cinema. He contacted Paramount Picture studios and suggested adapting his play Marius for cinema. This was directed by Alexander Korda and released on […]

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  • Marcel Proust

    1871 - 1922

    Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

    Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil (the south-western sector of Paris’s then-rustic 16th arrondissement) at the home of his great-uncle on 10 July 1871, two months after the Treaty of Frankfurt formally ended the Franco-Prussian War. He was born during the violence that surrounded the suppression of the Paris Commune, and his childhood corresponded with […]

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  • Marcel Renault

    1970 - 1903

    Marcel Renault (1970 - 1903)

    Pioneer Industrialist,  Auto Racer.  With his brother Louis he founded the Renault company of automakers in 1899 and drove their cars in some of the world’s earliest sponsored races.  He was killed in a crash on a run from Paris to Madrid. Louis Renault is buried in Herqueville in Normandy. (bio by: Bobb Edwards)

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  • Marceline Day

    1908 - 2000

    Marceline Day (1908 - 2000)

    Born Marceline Newlin in Colorado Springs, Colorado and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was the younger sister of film actress Alice Day. Marceline Day began her film career after her sister, Alice Day, became a featured actress as one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties in one and two-reel comedies for Keystone Studios. Day made […]

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  • Marcella Hazan

    1924 - 2013

    Marcella Hazan (1924 - 2013)

    Hazan was born in 1924 in the village of Cesenatico in Emilia-Romagna.  She earned a doctorate in natural sciences and biology from the University of Ferrara. In 1955 she married Victor Hazan, an Italian-born, New York-raised Sephardic Jew who subsequently gained fame as a wine writer, and the couple moved to New York City a […]

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  • Marcellin Berthelot

    1827 - 1907

    Marcellin Berthelot (1827 - 1907)

    The fundamental conception that underlay all Berthelot’s chemical work was that all chemical phenomena depend on the action of physical forces which can be determined and measured. When he began his active career it was generally believed that, although some instances of the synthetic production of organic substances had been observed, on the whole organic […]

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  • Marcello Mastroianni

    1924 - 1996

    Marcello Mastroianni (1924 - 1996)

    Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, a small village in the Apennines in the province of Frosinone, Lazio, and grew up in Turin and Rome. He was the son of Ida (née Irolle) and Ottone Mastroianni, who ran a carpentry shop, and the nephew of sculptor Umberto Mastroianni. During World War II, after the […]

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  • Marcheline Bertrand

    1950 - 2007

    Marcheline Bertrand (1950 - 2007)

    Born at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island, Illinois, Bertrand was brought up in the nearby small town of Riverdale. Her parents were Lois June (née Gouwens; 1928–1973) and Rolland F. Bertrand (1923–1985). She had two younger siblings: a sister, Debbie, and a brother, Raleigh. In 1965, Bertrand’s family moved from the Chicago area to […]

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