• David Berman

    1970 - 1957

    David Berman (1970 - 1957)

    Organized Crime Figure. Known as “Davie the Jew”, Berman was an American mobster in Iowa, New York and Minnesota before becoming one of the pioneers of gambling alongside Bugsy Siegel at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. As a child, his family departed Russia for America and settled in South Dakota then moved to Sioux […]

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  • David Birnie

    1951 - 2005

    David Birnie (1951 - 2005)

    David Birnie was the eldest of five children. In his formative years, he lived in the semi-rural suburb of Wattle Grove, east of Perth. School friends and parishioners from the Wattle Grove Baptist Church of the period remember the family as particularly dysfunctional. Rumours abounded about the family’s promiscuity, alcoholism and that they engaged in incest. When […]

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  • David Bowie

    1947 - 2016

    David Bowie (1947 - 2016)

    David Bowie Singer David Bowie has died at age 69 following “a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” the pop icon’s website said.  He died Sunday, two days after his birthday, when his album “Blackstar” was released. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family,” the site said. “While many of you will share in […]

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  • David Brenner

    1936 - 2014

    David Brenner (1936 - 2014)

    David Brenner Brenner was a writer, director or producer of 115 television documentaries and headed the documentary units of Westinghouse Broadcasting and Metromedia, winning nearly 30 awards including an Emmy, before moving to comedy. His first paid gig was at The Improv in June 1969, and following that he frequently performed at clubs in Greenwich […]

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  • David Brewer

    1959 - 2003

    David Brewer (1959 - 2003)

    David Brewer Eighteen years after David M. Brewer was sentenced to death for kidnapping and murdering Sherry Byrne, her mother and husband watched the state inject three drugs into Brewer’s body to end his life. “I hope that David Brewer today saw my daughter’s face and her plea for mercy as he left this world,” […]

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  • David Brian

    1914 - 1993

    David Brian (1914 - 1993)

    David Brian served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Persuaded by Joan Crawford to try his hand at film acting, he joined her in Hollywood and, in 1949, signed a contract with Warner Brothers. The New York City native appeared in such films as The Damned Don’t Cry! and Flamingo Road […]

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  • David Brinkley

    1920 - 2003

    David Brinkley (1920 - 2003)

    Brinkley was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, the youngest of five children born to William Graham Brinkley and Mary MacDonald (née West) Brinkley. He began writing for a local newspaper, the Wilmington Morning Star, while still attending New Hanover High School. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Emory University, and Vanderbilt […]

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  • David Brown

    1956 - 2003

    David Brown (1956 - 2003)

    David Brown joined the U.S. Navy after his internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Upon completion of flight surgeon training in 1984, he reported to the Navy Branch Hospital in Adak, Alaska, as Director of Medical Services. He was then assigned to Carrier Air Wing Fifteen which deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS […]

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  • David Burbank

    1821 - 1895

    David Burbank (1821 - 1895)

    Businessman. A dentist originally from New Hampshire, in 1867 he bought 4,600 acres of the Rancho La Providencia, and more than 4,000 acres of the Rancho San Rafael. These he combined to form a large and extremely successful sheep ranch. In 1886, he sold his holdings to the Providencia Land, Water, and Development Company for […]

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  • David Canary

    1938 - 2015

    David Canary (1938 - 2015)

    After a semi-regular role as Russ Gehring in the prime time serial Peyton Place, David Canary came to international prominence in 1967 on the Western series Bonanza. In 1967, he appeared in the now-classic western movie Hombre, in which he was featured with Paul Newman, Richard Boone, and Cameron Mitchell. Canary guest starred in a […]

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  • David Cannon Evans

    1924 - 1998

    David Cannon Evans (1924 - 1998)

    Computer Engineer. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he is known as a the pioneer of computer imagery. He graduated from the University of Utah with a doctorate degree in physics and worked at the Bendix Aviation Electronics Company. As project manager, he developed a personal computer in 1955, which ran on an interpretive operating […]

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  • David Carradine

    1936 - 2009

    David Carradine (1936 - 2009)

    David Carradine Best known for his work in the 1970s television series Kung Fu and more recently in the movie Kill Bill. Eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine. He appeared in more than 100 feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award. He starred on Broadway in the play […]

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  • David Cassidy

    1950 - 2017

    David Cassidy (1950 - 2017)

    David Cassidy David Cassidy was a world-famous teen idol. He had an entire generation of young girls swooning after him, and after his days on TV, he would wow the crowds as he took to the stage. Sadly he met his fate in November 2017. Yet he will always be remembered as a legend. However, […]

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  • David Cavendish

    1893 - 1960

    David Cavendish (1893 - 1960)

    Actor. Appeared in motion pictures of the 1940s and 1950s. Appeared in “Wilson” (1944), and “Life With Father” (1947), among several other films. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • David Clyde

    1885 - 1945

    David Clyde (1885 - 1945)

    Actor. Scottish-born stage and motion picture figure. Brother of actor Andy Clyde. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • David d’Angers

    1788 - 1856

    David d’Angers (1788 - 1856)

    French Artist.  A prolific sculptor and medalist, he is remembered for his work on the pediment of the Pantheon in Paris, France and the statue “Wounded Philopoemen” (1837) that resides in the Louvre Museum.  Born Pierre-Jean David, his father was a wood carver who joined the French Republican Army in their fight against the Chouans […]

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  • David Davis

    1815 - 1886

    David Davis (1815 - 1886)

    He was born to a wealthy family in Cecil County, Maryland, where he attended public school. After graduating from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 1832, he went on to study law in Massachusetts and at Yale University. Upon his graduation from Yale in 1835, Davis moved to Bloomington, Illinois, to practice law. He also […]

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  • David Doyle

    1929 - 1997

    David Doyle (1929 - 1997)

    David Doyle was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Mary Ruth (née Fitzgerald) and Lewis Raymond Doyle, an attorney. His maternal grandfather, John Fitzgerald, was a prominent railroad builder and banker in Nebraska. He graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, in 1947. He is best remembered for his role as detective […]

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  • David Dukes

    1945 - 2000

    David Dukes (1945 - 2000)

    David Dukes’ film career encompassed 35 movies. Throughout his career (1970s – 1990s), he was a television guest star, notably as the man who attempted to rape Edith Bunker on All in the Family, and as a blind bully on Three’s Company. During the 1980s, Dukes appeared in the dual miniseries The Winds of War […]

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  • David Dunbar Buick

    1854 - 1929

    David Dunbar Buick (1854 - 1929)

    Scottish-American inventor and automotive pioneer, best known for starting the car company that became the Buick Motor Division of General Motors Corporation (GM).  He was born David Dunbar Buick on September 17, 1854 at 26 Green Street, Arbroath, Scotland.  His father, Alexander Buick, a joiner, emigrated to America with his wife and son when David […]

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  • David Dunbar Buick

    1854 - 1929

    David Dunbar Buick (1854 - 1929)

    Scottish-American inventor and automotive pioneer, best known for starting the car company that became the Buick Motor Division of General Motors Corporation (GM).  He was born David Dunbar Buick on September 17, 1854 at 26 Green Street, Arbroath, Scotland.  His father, Alexander Buick, a joiner, emigrated to America with his wife and son when David […]

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  • David Fitzgerald Doyle

    1929 - 1997

    David Fitzgerald Doyle (1929 - 1997)

    American motion picture and television actor. Played ‘John Bosley’ on the hit 1970s TV series “Charlie’s Angels.” He was also a semi-regular panelist on Match Game. (bio by: Kenneth McNeil)  Family links:  Spouse:  Rachel Doyle (____ – 1968)* *Calculated relationshipCause of death: Heart attack

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  • David Francis Barry

    1854 - 1934

    David Francis Barry (1854 - 1934)

    Photographer. Went out on his own at about the age of 17 as a photography apprentice to Orland Scott Goff, and became a famous photographer of Native American Indians. He counted as friends such figures as Sitting Bull, Chief Gall, “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Kit Carson, General George Armstrong Custer among other late 1800s notables.  Family […]

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  • David Frisch

    1902 - 1970

    David Frisch (1902 - 1970)

    Restaurateur. Founder of Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants, a franchise chain in five states with over 120 locations. David assumed the operation of his family’s restaurant in Norwood, Ohio when his father died in 1923. After selling it to his brothers a decade later, he opened his own restaurant nearby and was soon setback by bankruptcy […]

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  • David Frost

    1939 - 2013

    David Frost (1939 - 2013)

    David Frost David Paradine Frost was born in Tenterden, Kent, on 7 April 1939, the son of a Methodist minister of Huguenot descent, the Rev. Wilfred John “W. J.” Paradine Frost, and his wife, Mona (Aldrich); he had two elder sisters. While living in Gillingham, Kent, he was taught in the Bible class of the […]

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  • David Garrick

    1716 - 1779

    David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

    Actor. He was regarded as the father of modern theatre and was one of the most noted performers of the 18th Century. He pioneered a more realistic acting style, stepping away from the vogue for declaiming lines from plays. In his 35-year career, he penned more than 20 plays and depict 20 of Shakespeare’s most […]

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  • David Gest

    1953 - 2016

    David Gest (1953 - 2016)

    David Gest David Gest was spotted looking frail and tired as he sat anxiously on the tube last week – days before he was found dead in a London hotel room. The 62-year-old, whose body was found at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf yesterday morning, was photographed after getting on a tube at […]

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  • David Gottlob Yuengling

    1808 - 1877

    David Gottlob Yuengling (1808 - 1877)

    Businessman. He founded the Yuengling Beer Breweries. The German brewer David G. Jüngling immigrated to the United States in 1823 from Germany. He anglicized his surname from Jüngling to Yuengling and began the “Eagle Brewery” on Center Street in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 1829. The Eagle Brewery changed its name to “D.G. Yuengling and Son” in […]

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  • David Graf

    1950 - 2001

    David Graf (1950 - 2001)

    Graf was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and later moved to Lancaster, Ohio and graduated from Lancaster High School. He studied theatre at Otterbein College in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio where he graduated in 1972. He attended graduate school at Ohio State University until 1975, when he dropped out to pursue his acting career. Graf […]

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  • David Groh

    1939 - 2008

    David Groh (1939 - 2008)

    Groh was born in Brooklyn, the son of Mildred and Benjamin Groh. He had a sister, Marilyn. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School, then enrolled at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English literature. He performed with the American Shakespeare Theatre, then went to Great Britain […]

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