• Frances Westerman Bergen

    1922 - 2006

    Frances Westerman Bergen (1922 - 2006)

    Actress. The wife of entertainer Edgar Bergen and mother of actress Candice Bergen. She started her career as a model in New York. She was “the Chesterfield Cigarette Girl” and “the Ipana Girl” in magazines and on billboards. At age 19 she caught the eye of her future husband at one of his shows. He […]

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  • Francesca Bertini

    1892 - 1985

    Francesca Bertini (1892 - 1985)

    Actress. Born Elena Seracini Vitiello. Described as one of the first divas of cinema. She made her film debut in 1907 with “La Dea del Mare”. With the movies “Lucrezia Borgia,” “Giulietta e Romeo,” and “L’arrivista,” Her popularity obtained gigantic dimensions as they are hardly imaginable today. In 1921 she married the Swiss banker Paul […]

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  • Francesca Braggiotti Lodge

    1902 - 1998

    Francesca Braggiotti Lodge (1902 - 1998)

    Actress. She was an Italian lead actress who was hired by MGM Studios to dub Greta Garbo’s voice into Italian when Garbo’s films were released to the Italian market. She and her husband, American actor John Lodge, appeared together in the 1937 production of “Tonight at Eleven”. They retired from acting when he entered politics […]

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  • Francesca Hilton

    1947 - 2015

    Francesca Hilton (1947 - 2015)

    American Actress. Born Constance Francesca Hilton to wealth, privelege and fame, she was the only daughter of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor and Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton. She once dated actor Peter Sellers and made her acting debut in the 1971 film, ‘A Safe Place’ and had roles in ‘Cleopatra Jones’ (1973), ‘Gravy Train’ (1974), […]

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  • Francesco Albanese

    1912 - 2005

    Francesco Albanese (1912 - 2005)

    Opera Singer. A lyric tenor, he had a two decade-long career that saw him perform in a number of leading venues. A native of Naples, he initially studied in Boston where he won a major vocal competition, then in Rome with Francesco Salfi. Albanese began performing Neapolitan Songs, for which he was known throughout his […]

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  • Francesco Algarotti

    1712 - 1764

    Francesco Algarotti (1712 - 1764)

    Philosopher, Art Critic. Born into a privileged Venetian family, Algarotti studied in Rome, Bologna, Florence and Paris before settling in London in 1744 where he became a member of the Royal Society, officially known as The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge. He studied and wrote on topics from classical literature and paintings, […]

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  • Francesco Algarotti

    1712 - 1764

    Francesco Algarotti (1712 - 1764)

    Philosopher, Art Critic. Born into a privileged Venetian family, Algarotti studied in Rome, Bologna, Florence and Paris before settling in London in 1744 where he became a member of the Royal Society, officially known as The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge. He studied and wrote on topics from classical literature and paintings, […]

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  • Francesco d’Accorso

    1970 - 1970

    Francesco d’Accorso (1970 - 1970)

    Usually called simply ‘Accursio’, he was an Italian jurist and a professor at Bologna. He compiled the authoritative “Glossa ordinaria” or “Glossa Magna” on Roman law.

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  • Francesco Quinn

    1963 - 2011

    Francesco Quinn (1963 - 2011)

    Actor. The son of Anthony Quinn (his mother was Quinn’s second wife Jolanda Addolori), he was born within the shadows of the entertainment industry and would follow his famous father’s path which led to a career in show business. He marked his professional debut in the TV-mini-series “Quo Vadis?” (1985) and followed this with what […]

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  • Francine “Peaches” Hurd Barker

    1947 - 2005

    Francine “Peaches” Hurd Barker (1947 - 2005)

    Singer. She was a member of the singing duo “Peaches and Herb”. Some of their popular songs were “Let’s Fall In Love”, “Close Your Eyes”, “For Your Love” and “Love Is Strange”. their success earning the romantic sounding duo the sobriquet “The Sweethearts of Soul.” (bio by: Brown Girl 33)

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  • Francine Everett

    1915 - 1999

    Francine Everett (1915 - 1999)

    Actress, Singer. She appeared in numerous movies during the late 1930s to the end of the 1940s including, “Keep Punching” “Paradise in Harlem” “Tall,Tan and Terrific” “Big Timers” and “Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA.” She also worked with Sidney Poitier in “No Way Out”, her final film in 1950. Everett appeared in more than fifty […]

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  • Francine Hurd Barker

    1947 - 2005

    Francine Hurd Barker (1947 - 2005)

    Francine Hurd Barker Born in Washington, DC, in 1947, Francine Hurd earned the childhood nickname “Peaches” because of her genteel manner. As a schoolgirl she sang in numerous groups before joining the Keynotes as lead vocalist. Later, she formed her own trio, the Darlettes, with Dyanne Stewart and Nancy J. Johnson. Their recording debut, 1965’s […]

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  • Francis Ashbury Pratt

    1827 - 1902

    Francis Ashbury Pratt (1827 - 1902)

    Manufacturer, Businessman. A trained mechanical engineer, he was the co-founder of the Pratt and Whitney Company, which he began in 1860 with Amos Whitney as a machine tool manufacturer. It eventually evolved into the aircraft and aerospace manufacturing business it is know for today.  He is credited with being first to permit production of fine […]

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  • Francis Bacon

    1909 - 1992

    Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992)

    Artist. Noted for paintings in which the human figure was often distorted, twisted and placed within boxlike enclosures, he was a self-taught painter. After exhibiting his painting, Three Studies at the Base of a Crucifixion, in 1944 at the Lefevre Galleries, he became the most controversial painter in post-war England. Bacon said of his paintings: […]

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  • Francis Bancroft

    1970 - 1970

    Francis Bancroft (1970 - 1970)

    Educator. He was a citizen and Draper of London, England, on the Board of Education whom was the founder of Bancroft’s School. Upon his death, he bequeathed all his personal estate on trust to The Drapers’ Company. An almshouse and school were established, originally at Mile End, East London, known as Bancroft’s Hospital. Under a […]

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  • Francis Beaumont

    1970 - 1616

    Francis Beaumont (1970 - 1616)

    Dramatist, Poet. The younger half of the English playwrighting team of Beaumont and Fletcher, famed for their tragicomedies, a hybrid genre they successfully revived on the Jacobean stage. Their work foreshadowed and influenced later Restoration drama. Among the dozen or so plays attributed to them are “The Woman Hater” (1606), “Philaster, or Love Lies a-Bleeding” […]

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  • Francis Bellamy

    1855 - 1931

    Francis Bellamy (1855 - 1931)

    Francis Julius Bellamy was born in Mount Morris, NY. His family was deeply involved in the Baptist church and they moved to Rome, NY when Bellamy was only 5. Here, Bellamy became an active member of the First Baptist Church; which his father was minister of until his death in 1864. He attended college at […]

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  • Francis Bicknell Carpenter

    1830 - 1900

    Francis Bicknell Carpenter (1830 - 1900)

    Artist. A portrait painter, he is most famous for during the portrait of President Abraham Lincoln and his family. He became a friend of Lincoln’s and wrote a book called “Six Months in the White House with Abraham Lincoln.”  (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Spouse:  Augusta Prentiss Carpenter (1836 – 1926)*  Children:  Elliot Lloyd Carpenter […]

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  • Francis Blanche

    1921 - 1974

    Francis Blanche (1921 - 1974)

    In the 1940s and 1950s, Francis Blanche was part of Robert Dhéry’s theatrical company Les Branquignols, with whom he played in the film Ah! Les belles bacchantes, starring Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset (Dhéry’s then-wife), and Louis de Funès; directed by Jean Loubignac in 1954. Blanche teamed up with Pierre Dac to form a comic duo best […]

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  • Francis Boardman “Pistol Pete” Eaton

    1860 - 1958

    Francis Boardman “Pistol Pete” Eaton (1860 - 1958)

    Folk Figure. A former deputy U.S. Marshall who claimed to have killed 11 men with the Colt .45 he wore strapped to his side. He served as deputy U.S. Marshall under Judge Isaac C. Paker “hanging judge” in the Indian Territory. Frank Eaton was known as “Pistol Pete,” a nickname he acquired at the age […]

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  • Francis Boucher Franklin Burgess

    1868 - 1935

    Francis Boucher Franklin Burgess (1868 - 1935)

    Architect.  He is known for building Cedar Grove, using late-Federal styling.  Popular from about 1800 to 1860, the house is of interest for several reasons. It is one of the very few substantial brick houses built between 1845 and 1880, a period experiencing extreme economic instability. The house is nearly unique in that the two-part […]

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  • Francis Bouygues

    1922 - 1993

    Francis Bouygues (1922 - 1993)

    Architect and Television businessman. Founder of major construction business which bears his name, and also has extensive interests in television.

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  • Francis Brinkley

    1841 - 1912

    Francis Brinkley (1841 - 1912)

    Diplomat, educator and writer. Francis Brinkley first went to Japan in 1867 as assistant attache to the Japanese Legation. He and his son, Jack Ronald, greatly contributed to the culture and education in Japan. Brinkley was born at Leinster, Ireland. His grandfather was a bishop and professor of astronomy in Dublin University. Brinkley studied at […]

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  • Francis Bushman

    1883 - 1966

    Francis Bushman (1883 - 1966)

    Francis Bushman was born in Baltimore, Maryland. As a young man Bushman joined the Maryland Athletic Club and began a body building regimen that would give him his famous film physique. He cited Sandow as one of his body building influences. In New York he worked as a sculptor’s model often posing in the nude […]

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  • Francis C. Hall

    1908 - 1999

    Francis C. Hall (1908 - 1999)

    Businessman. He started a radio and electronics store in Orange County, California, which started selling guitars and amps after World War II. His company became Rickenbacker Guitar after buying out stock from Adolph Rickenbacker. His success helped Leo Fender, the leading distributor for Fender guitars. Rock music groups such as the The Beatles, The Byrds, […]

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  • Francis Creighton

    1955 - 2003

    Francis Creighton (1955 - 2003)

    Actor. A writer, actor and director, he was the brother of actor John Falotico. Creighton appeared in the films, “Barcelona” (1994), as ‘Frank Robinson’, “The Malibu Beach Vampires” (1991), as ‘Reverend Fakker’, and “Metropolitan” (1990), as ‘Cadet George Frawley.’ (bio by: K)

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  • Francis Crick

    1916 - 2004

    Francis Crick (1916 - 2004)

    Francis Harry Compton Crick OM FRS[1][4] (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 with James Watson and Rosalind Franklin. Together with Watson and Maurice Wilkins, he was jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel […]

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  • Francis de Erdely

    1904 - 1959

    Francis de Erdely (1904 - 1959)

    Influencial 20th century artist. Forced to flee his native Hungary after angering the Gestapo with his powerful, horrific imagery derived from his experiences in World War I. After many years living in several European cities, he settled in California in 1944 where he produced the majority of his body of work. Served as dean at […]

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  • Francis Edgar Stanley

    1849 - 1918

    Francis Edgar Stanley (1849 - 1918)

    He and his twin brother, Freelan Oscar Stanley (otherwise known as Freel, or more often F. O.) learned to carve violins as taught by their grandfather, Liberty Stanley, at the age of ten. He attended Western State Normal School, now known as the University of Maine at Farmington. While F. O. initially became a teacher, […]

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  • Francis Factor

    1904 - 1996

    Francis Factor (1904 - 1996)

    Businessman. Son of Hollywood Make-up pioneer Max Factor, Sr. He took over the business when his father died in 1938.  Family links:  Parents:  Max Factor (1877 – 1938)  Esther Rosa Factor (1874 – 1906)  Siblings:  John Jacob Factor (1892 – 1984)**  Francis Factor (1904 – 1996)  Sidney B. Factor (1916 – 2005)** *Calculated relationship**Half-sibling

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