• Carolyn Cassady

    1923 - 2013

    Carolyn Cassady (1923 - 2013)

    The youngest of five siblings, she was born in Lansing, Michigan. Of English descent, both of her parents were educators, her mother a former English teacher and her father a biochemist, who raised their children according to strict conventional values. She spent the first eight years of her childhood in East Lansing, then the family […]

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  • Carolyn Coates

    1927 - 2005

    Carolyn Coates (1927 - 2005)

    American Actress. Coates, who grew up in Santa Monica, California, where she acted in children’s theater, went on to major in acting at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1951, she met her future husband, actor James Noble, in Worchester, Mass., while playing Eliza Doolittle in ‘Pygmalion’. The couple, who married five years later, […]

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  • Carolyn Craig

    1934 - 1970

    Carolyn Craig (1934 - 1970)

    Actress. Born in Green Acres, Long Island, New York, she is best remembered for her role as ‘Nora Manning’ in the cult horror film classic, ‘The House On Haunted Hill” (1959), and as ‘Cynthia Allison’ on the television soap opera, “General Hospital” in 1963. Among her other roles were as ‘Cathernie Banahan’ in “Studs Lonigan” […]

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  • Carolyn Jones

    1930 - 1983

    Carolyn Jones (1930 - 1983)

    Carolyn Jones She is best remembered for her role of Morticia Frump Addams on “The Addams Family” television show (1964-1966). Born Carolyn Sue Jones in Amarillo, Texas, her father abandoned the family in 1933 when he lost his job in the Great Depression, and her mother moved the family in with her parents, then also […]

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  • Carolyn Leigh

    1926 - 1983

    Carolyn Leigh (1926 - 1983)

    Carolyn Leigh (August 21, 1926 – November 19, 1983) was an American lyricist for Broadway, film, and popular songs. She is best known as the writer with partner Cy Coleman of the pop standards “Witchcraft” and “The Best Is Yet to Come.” With Johnny Richards she wrote the million-seller “Young at Heart” for the film […]

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  • Carrie Chapman Catt

    1859 - 1947

    Carrie Chapman Catt (1859 - 1947)

    Born Carrie Clinton Lane in Ripon, Wisconsin, Catt spent her childhood in Charles City, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State Agricultural College (now Iowa State University) in Ames, Iowa, graduating in three years. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, as well as the valedictorian and only woman in her class. She became a […]

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  • Carrie Clarke Ward

    1862 - 1926

    Carrie Clarke Ward (1862 - 1926)

    Actress. She appeared in motion pictures of the silent era (1910s and 20s). Appeared with a young Joan Crawford in director Jack Conway’s 1925 drama, “The Only Thing.” Also in 1925, she appeared with Rudolph Valentino in the film “The Eagle.” Ironically, they both died the following year. Her crypt is located in an area […]

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  • Carrie Fisher

    1956 - 2016

    Carrie Fisher (1956 - 2016)

    Carrie Fisher Actress Carrie Fisher, whose grit and wit made “Star Wars’” Princess Leia an iconic and beloved figure to millions of moviegoers, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 60. Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by the publicist for Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter. “It is with a very deep sadness that […]

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  • Carrie Hamilton

    1963 - 2002

    Carrie Hamilton (1963 - 2002)

    Hamilton worked in a number of productions for stage, film, video, and television. She took the role of Reggie Higgins in the TV version of the musical Fame for the fifth and sixth seasons (1985–1987), and portrayed the role of Maureen Johnson in the first national tour of the stage musical Rent to considerable acclaim. […]

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  • Carrie Hamilton

    1963 - 2002

    Carrie Hamilton (1963 - 2002)

    Actress. The daughter of celebrated comedienne, Carol Burnett and of producer Joe Hamilton, she studied music and acting at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and became an actress in 1985, with her role of ‘Kathy’ in the television movie “Love Lives On” (1985).  She would show up in such roles as ‘Reggie Higgins’ in the […]

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  • Carrie Marcus Neiman

    1883 - 1953

    Carrie Marcus Neiman (1883 - 1953)

    Businesswoman. Co-founder of Neiman-Marcus department stores, sister of Herbert Marcus. She encouraged the establishment of weekly fashion shows, fall fashion expositions, and, beginning in 1938, the annual Neiman Marcus Awards, given to designers for distinguished service in the field of fashion. She died of pleurisy at her home after an extended illness.  Family links:  Parents: […]

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  • Carrie Neiman

    1883 - 1953

    Carrie Neiman (1883 - 1953)

    Carrie Neiman was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Jewish German immigrants Delia (Bloomfield) and Jacob Marcus. Jacob was a cotton broker, a fairly common occupation in the South. In 1895 the family moved to Hillsboro, Texas. Carrie did not receive a formal education but was educated at home in a European mileiu, reading German newspapers […]

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  • Carrie Nye

    1936 - 2006

    Carrie Nye (1936 - 2006)

    Nye was born Caroline Nye McGeoy in Greenwood, Mississippi; her father was a vice president of a local bank. She attended Stephens College and then went on to the Yale School of Drama. The majority of Nye’s roles were on the stage. She joined the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 1955 and portrayed a number of roles […]

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  • Carrie Snodgress

    1945 - 2004

    Carrie Snodgress (1945 - 2004)

    Actress. She left a blossoming career in the early 1970s to concentrate on her relationship with rock musician Neil Young. She studied theater at the Goodman School of Northern Illinois University, which eventually landed her roles in local Chicago theater. She graduated to television before making her motion picture debut in “Diary of a Mad […]

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  • Carroll Cole

    1938 - 1985

    Carroll Cole (1938 - 1985)

    Carroll Cole was born in Sioux City, Iowa, the second son of LaVerne and Vesta Cole. His younger sister was born in 1939 and soon afterwards, his family moved to California, where LaVerne found work in a shipyard. Not long after that, LaVern went to fight in World War II. While his father was away, […]

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  • Carroll Hall Shelby

    1923 - 2012

    Carroll Hall Shelby (1923 - 2012)

    Shelby was born on January 11, 1923, in Leesburg, Texas, to Warren Hall Shelby, a rural mail carrier, and his wife, Eloise (Lawrence) Shelby. Shelby suffered heart valve leakage problems by age 7 and spent most of his childhood in bed. By age 14, Shelby’s health improved and he was subsequently declared to have “outgrown” […]

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  • Carsta Löck

    1902 - 1993

    Carsta Löck (1902 - 1993)

    German Actress and Singer. She made over 100 films in Germany, Austria and Sweden, from 1923 to 1975; she also performed on stage throughout Europe during her long career. (bio by: Rudi Polt)

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  • Carter DeHaven

    1886 - 1977

    Carter DeHaven (1886 - 1977)

    Actor. Born Francis O’Callaghan in Chicago, Illinois, he began his career in Vaudeville and made his first screen appearance in “The College Orphan” (1915). A popular figure during the silent film era, his many credits include “The losing Winner” (1917), “A Sure Cure” (1919), “Spirits” (1920), “Twin Husbands” (1922) and “A Ring for Dad” (1923). […]

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  • Cartha “Deke” DeLoach

    1920 - 2013

    Cartha “Deke” DeLoach (1920 - 2013)

    Law Enforcement Figure. A 28 year veteran of the F.B.I., he rose from clerk to Deputy Director and is remembered as J. Edgar Hoover’s long time assistant. Raised in southeastern Georgia, he was a 1942 graduate of Florida’s Stetson University and at 21 became the youngest man ever accepted into the Bureau. Following his World […]

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  • Cary Grant

    1904 - 1986

    Cary Grant (1904 - 1986)

    Cary Grant Archibald Alexander Leach was born at 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield, Bristol, England, the only surviving child of Elsie Maria (née Kingdon) Leach (1877–1973) and Elias James Leach (1873–1935). Young Archie Leach, whose mother had suffered clinical depression since the death of a previous child, had an unhappy upbringing, attending Bishop Road Primary School […]

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  • Caryl Chessman

    1921 - 1960

    Caryl Chessman (1921 - 1960)

    He was born Carol Whittier Chessman in St. Joseph, Michigan, the only child of Hallie Lillian (née Cottle) and Whittier Serl Chessman who were both devout Baptists. In 1922, the family relocated to Glendale, California. Chessman’s father worked a series of job but was ultimately unsuccessful in every venture he pursued. Whittier Chessman became despondent […]

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  • Caryll Ann Ekelund

    1935 - 1939

    Caryll Ann Ekelund (1935 - 1939)

    Actress. She appeared with Shirley Temple in the film, “The Blue Bird” (1940), in the role of a little girl. Her name was later cut from the credits for no apparent reason. Her dress caught fire from a jack-o-lantern on Halloween night, October 31, 1939.  She died from the injuries on November 3, 1939.  At […]

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  • Casand “Chas” Dewey

    1984 - 2005

    Casand “Chas” Dewey (1984 - 2005)

    Actor, Model. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, he was a sometime model, composer, and actor. He appeared in the many commercials for GAP Kids and Osh Kosch Bigosh with his twin brother Chris. He also studied opera, was a stage actor in many productions, and appeared on film and on television in such prgrams as, […]

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  • Casey Johnson

    1979 - 2010

    Casey Johnson (1979 - 2010)

    Johnson was born in Florida to Nancy Sale Frey, a socialite and former model, and Robert Wood Johnson IV (“Woody” Johnson), owner of the New York Jets. She was raised in the New York City borough of Manhattan along with her sisters, Daisy and Jaime. She attended the exclusive Chapin, Marymount, and Dwight Schools and […]

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  • Casey Kasem

    1932 - 2014

    Casey Kasem (1932 - 2014)

    Casey Kasem Kasem was born Kemal Amin Kasem in Detroit, Michigan, on April 27, 1932, to Lebanese Druze immigrant parents. They settled in Michigan, where they worked as grocers. Kasem was a graduate of Northwestern High School in Detroit and Wayne State University. Kasem, whose professional radio career started in the mid-1950s in Flint, Michigan, was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and sent to Korea, where he was a […]

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  • Caspar David Friedrich

    1774 - 1840

    Caspar David Friedrich (1774 - 1840)

    German Romantic Painter. He is considered by many art historians as one of the greatest landscape painter of all time. He was born in Griefswald, a small town in northeastern Germany along the Baltic coast. He studied art at the Academy in Copenhagen from 1794-98 and later settled in Dresden for the remainder of his […]

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  • Cass Daley

    1915 - 1975

    Cass Daley (1915 - 1975)

    Actress. Born Catherine Dailey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was a popular Ziegfeld comedienne which led her to heading the 1936 Follies on Broadway. In the 1940s, she was singing with bands and soon became a popular nightclub and radio comedienne entertainer. She made her screen debut in “The Fleets In” (1942), followed by films to […]

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  • Cass Gilbert

    1859 - 1934

    Cass Gilbert (1859 - 1934)

    Noted American architect and “Skyscraper Pioneer.” He was the son of Samuel Augustus Gilbert and Elizabeth Fulton (Wheeler) Gilbert. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, 1878-1879. Gilbert exercised enormous influence on the development of architecture in the United States. He is perhaps best known for his gothic skyscraper, the Woolworth Building, which was […]

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  • Cassandra Butts

    1965 - 2016

    Cassandra Butts (1965 - 2016)

    During her time as Deputy White House Counsel, Cassandra Butts focused most on judicial nominations. Records later showed that in the days after Associate Justice David Souter announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court, Butts was in frequent contact with President Obama’s eventual nominee to replace Souter, Sonia Sotomayor. Butts also had been rumored in […]

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  • Cassandra Harris

    1952 - 1991

    Cassandra Harris (1952 - 1991)

    Actress. Harris was born Sandra Colleen Waites in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on December 15, 1952. She appeared in the films, “For Yor Eyes Only” (1981), as ‘Countess Lisl Von Schlaf,’ “Rough Cut” (1980), as ‘Mrs. Lloyd Palmer,’ and “The Greek Tycoon” (1978), as ‘Cassandra.’ She also appeared in the television shows, “Space: 1999” […]

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