• Paul Celan

    1920 - 1970

    Paul Celan (1920 - 1970)

    Poet. His original name is Paul Antschel. He was born in Czernovitz, in Romania. Because of his jewish origin, in the 2nd World War he was interned to a Nazi labor camp, from where he escaped to the Red Army. In 1945 he started to publish translations. (He spoke several languages, including German, Romanian, Russian, […]

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  • Paul Cezanne

    1839 - 1906

    Paul Cezanne (1839 - 1906)

    The Cézannes lived in the town of Cesana now in West Piedmont, and the surname may be of Italian origin. Paul Cézanne was born on 19 January 1839 in Aix-en-Provence, in Provence in the South of France. On 22 February, Paul was baptized in the Église de la Madeleine, with his grandmother and uncle Louis as godparents. His father, Louis-Auguste Cézanne (28 […]

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  • Paul Conrad

    1924 - 2010

    Paul Conrad (1924 - 2010)

    Political Cartoonist. A controversial legend in his field, he saw himself as a defender of the common man and savagely skewered those in power for nearly 60 years, to the delight or outrage of his readers. He is probably best remembered for his takes on the Vietnam War,  the Watergate scandal,  and the Reagan era. […]

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  • Paul Crouch

    1934 - 2014

    Paul Crouch (1934 - 2014)

    Paul Crouch In the mid-1970s, a vision came to Paul Crouch, but it wasn’t what a man of the cloth might have expected. A map of North America appeared on his ceiling, glowing with pencil-thin beams of light that shot in every direction. “Lord,” asked Mr. Crouch, a Pentecostal minister, “what does this mean?” God, […]

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  • Paul D’Amato

    2024 - 1984

    Paul D’Amato (2024 - 1984)

    Organized Crime Figure. Known as “Mr. Atlantic City”, he was the owner of the 500 Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey from the 1930’s until the club burned down in 1973. The 500 Club was a front for an illegal gambling operation providing slot machines, baccarat, craps, roulette, and blackjack. To draw gamblers, he had […]

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  • Paul David Graf

    1950 - 2001

    Paul David Graf (1950 - 2001)

    Actor. He is best remembered for his role as ‘Officer Eugene Tackleberry’ in the “Police Academy” series of movies. Born in Lancaster, Ohio, he graduated from Lancaster High School in 1968 and attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, graduating in 1972 with a major in Theater.  He made an early appearance on television as an […]

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  • Paul Dehn

    1912 - 1976

    Paul Dehn (1912 - 1976)

    Paul Dehn (5 November 1912 – 30 September 1976) was an Oscar-winning British screenwriter, best known for Goldfinger, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Planet of the Apes sequels and Murder on the Orient Express. Dehn and his partner, James Bernard, won the Academy Award for best Motion Picture story for Seven Days […]

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  • Paul Delmont Bunker

    1881 - 1943

    Paul Delmont Bunker (1881 - 1943)

    Paul Delmont Bunker (May 7, 1881 – March 16, 1943) was an American football player and soldier. Bunker attended the U.S. Military Academy and became the first football player at West Point to be selected as a first-team All-American by Walter Camp. Bunker was chosen as an All-American at the tackle position in 1901 and […]

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  • Paul Desmarais

    1927 - 2013

    Paul Desmarais (1927 - 2013)

    Desmarais was born in Sudbury, Ontario to lawyer Jean-Noel Desmarais and Lebea Laforest. The Desmarais family is originally from Quebec and descended from Paul Desmarais who moved to Canada from Saint-Sauveur, France.  Desmarais’ grandfather Noël Desmarais founded the town of Noëlville, Ontario. Desmarais was married to Jacqueline Maranger, also from Sudbury. They had two sons: […]

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  • Paul Dirac

    1902 - 1984

    Paul Dirac (1902 - 1984)

    Paul Dirac was educated first at Bishop Road Primary School and then at the all-boys Merchant Venturers’ Technical College (later Cotham School), where his father was a French teacher. The school was an institution attached to the University of Bristol, which shared grounds and staff. It emphasised technical subjects like bricklaying, shoemaking and metal work, […]

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  • Paul Douglas

    1907 - 1959

    Paul Douglas (1907 - 1959)

    Paul Douglas worked originally as an announcer for CBS radio station WCAU in that city, relocating to network headquarters in New York in 1934. Douglas co-hosted CBS’s popular swing music program, The Saturday Night Swing Club, from 1936 to 1939. He made his Broadway debut in 1936 as the Radio Announcer in Doty Hobart and Tom […]

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  • Paul Dubois

    1829 - 1905

    Paul Dubois (1829 - 1905)

    Artist. Born in Nogent-sur-Seine, France, he was renowned as a portrait painter and sculptor. He premiered his work at the Paris Salon in 1857 and was awarded the “une médaille de 2° classe”. Through his career his success was unlimited as an all around artist. He was awarded a médaille d’honneur in 1874, named Chevalier […]

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  • Paul Dubov

    1918 - 1979

    Paul Dubov (1918 - 1979)

    Paul Dubov ( Illinois , 10 October 1918 – Encino , 20 September 1979 ) was an actor and screenwriter US . He starred in almost 70 films from 1938 to 1977 and appeared in over 70 TV productions from 1952 to 1971. He was also credited as Paul Dubor.  Paul Dubov was born in Illinois, […]

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  • Paul E. Burns

    1881 - 1967

    Paul E. Burns (1881 - 1967)

    Actor in 27 television series/shows and acted 168 movies including: “Rose of Washington Square,” “Lillian Russell,” “The Mummy’s Tomb,” “The Paleface,” “Tulsa,” “Storm Warning,” “Superman and the Mole Men,” “Spartacus,” “The Absent Minded Professor,” and “Barefoot in the Park.”  (bio by: TLS)

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  • Paul Eddington

    1927 - 1995

    Paul Eddington (1927 - 1995)

    Comic Actor. During his long stage career, he was best-known for his role as ‘Jim Hacker’ in the witty 1980s satirical television series “Yes Minister,” and its sequel, “Yes Prime Minister.” Margaret Thatcher was a fan, though Eddington’s own political views were rather different from hers, as he was a Quaker and pacifist. (bio by: […]

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  • Paul Edward Anderson

    1932 - 1994

    Paul Edward Anderson (1932 - 1994)

    Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting. Widely regarded to be the world’s strongest man, he established national, Olympic, and world records in the superheavyweight class of weightlifting in the 1950s and early 1960s. He won the gold medal in the Munich Olympics of 1955 and the Melbourne Olympics of 1956. In addition, he visited the Soviet […]

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  • Paul Ehrenfest

    1880 - 1933

    Paul Ehrenfest (1880 - 1933)

    Paul Ehrenfest was born and grew up in Vienna in a Jewish family from Loštice in Moravia. His parents, Sigmund Ehrenfest and Johanna Jellinek, ran a grocery store. Although the family was not overly religious, Paul studied Hebrew and the history of the Jewish people. Later he always emphasized his Jewish roots. Ehrenfest excelled in […]

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  • Paul Eliot Green

    1894 - 1981

    Paul Eliot Green (1894 - 1981)

    Playwright, Screenwriter. He was an outspoken champion of civil rights and one of the first white Americans to write plays about black life. In 1926 he wrote “In Abraham’s Bosom” and in 1927 he won the Pulitzer Prize for the drama. He also wrote seven Broadway plays and other books including “The Lost Colony” (1937) […]

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  • Paul Engle

    1908 - 1991

    Paul Engle (1908 - 1991)

    Paul Engle is often mistakenly credited with having founded the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (an honor that more appropriately belongs to his predecessor, Wilbur Schramm). Nonetheless, perhaps no one helped to better establish the reputation of the venerable writing program than Engle. During his tenure as director (1941–1965), he was responsible for luring some of the […]

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  • Paul Erangey

    1966 - 2004

    Paul Erangey (1966 - 2004)

    Actor. He began his first experience as actor when he played in the British television production of “Penmarric” in 1979. He soon became most noted all over Europe, for his role as Harold Hensman on the syndicated TV series, “Brendon Chase”. He also appeared in the short film “The Magic Shop” (1982). He died of […]

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  • Paul Erickson

    1920 - 1991

    Paul Erickson (1920 - 1991)

    Writer and actor. Wrote the Doctor Who story The Ark 1966. Cause of death: stroke

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  • Paul F. Iams

    1915 - 2004

    Paul F. Iams (1915 - 2004)

    Businessman. A self-taught animal nutritionist whese premium pet foods bearing his name are sold in 70 countries. He started the Iams Food Company at a feed mill in Tipp City, Ohio in 1946, after working for several years as a dog food salesman for a grain company. He later moved his company to Dayton, Ohio […]

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  • Paul Fannin

    1907 - 2002

    Paul Fannin (1907 - 2002)

    A conservative Republican, Paul Fannin was elected Governor of Arizona in 1958, defeating Attorney General Robert Morrison by nearly 30,000 votes. He was sworn into office on January 5, 1959. He was re-elected in 1960 and again in 1962. During his tenure, Fannin increased funding for the public school system by raising sales taxes, equalized property […]

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  • Paul Fix

    1901 - 1983

    Paul Fix (1901 - 1983)

    Paul Fix was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York, to Wilhelm Fix, a brewmaster, and the former Louise C. Walz,[citation needed] though some sources say he was born Paul Fix Morrison His mother and father were German immigrants who had left their Black Forest home and arrived in New York City in the 1870s. A veteran […]

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  • Paul Frees

    1920 - 1986

    Paul Frees (1920 - 1986)

    Voice and Character Actor. He is probably best remembered for his cartoon work with the Walt Disney Company, Jay Ward Productions, and Rankin/Bass Productions. He possessed an unusually wide four-octave voice range that would enable him to voice everything from the thundering basso profundo of the unseen ‘Ghost Host’ in the Haunted Mansion attraction at […]

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  • Paul Fussell

    1924 - 2012

    Paul Fussell (1924 - 2012)

    Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Fussell was the second of three children. His father, Paul Fussell (1895–1973), son of a widowed schoolteacher, became a corporate lawyer in Los Angeles with the firm of O’Melveny & Myers. His mother, Wilhma Wilson Sill (1893–1971), was the daughter of a carriage trimmer in Illinois. His brother, Edwin […]

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  • Paul Gauguin

    1848 - 1903

    Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903)

    Artist. First he was a sailor, then a stockbroker in Paris but painted in his free time. He began working with Camille Pissarro in 1874 and showed in every Impressionist exhibition between 1879 and 1886. In 1884 he moved with his family to Copenhagen, where he unsuccessfully pursued a business career. He returned to Paris […]

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  • Paul Genge

    1913 - 1988

    Paul Genge (1913 - 1988)

    Actor. He began his acting career on the East Coast, appearing on Broadway in 1936 opposite Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Howard in “Hamlet.” He enlisted from Hartford, Connecticut on June 2, 1941 and was promoted to Staff Sergeant before leaving the Army. He made 49 appearances on television and the big screen; first in […]

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  • Paul Gerson

    1871 - 1957

    Paul Gerson (1871 - 1957)

    Film Producer. Born in Bradford, England, he was a noted film producer during Hollywood’s silent film era. His credits include the “Pop Tuttles” short reel series films, “Fire Chief” (1922), “The Cricket on Hearth” (1923), “Once in a Lifetime’ (1925), “The Midnight Limited” (1926) and “In Search of a Hero” (1926). He also appeared in […]

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  • Paul Gilbert

    1918 - 1976

    Paul Gilbert (1918 - 1976)

    American motion picture and television actor of the 1950s and 60s. Appeared with Lee Marvin in the 1965 comedy feature “Cat Ballou.” Adoptive father of actress Melissa Gilbert and actor Jonathan Gilbert. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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