• George French

    1883 - 1961

    George French (1883 - 1961)

    American Screen Actor. Appeared in many films of the 1910s through the 1940s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • George Furth

    1932 - 2008

    George Furth (1932 - 2008)

    Furth was born George Schweinfurth in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Evelyn (née Tuerk) and George Schweinfurth. He received a Bachelor of Science in Speech at Northwestern University in 1954 and received his master’s degree from Columbia University.  A life member of the Actors Studio, Furth made his Broadway debut as an actor in the […]

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  • George Gamow

    1904 - 1968

    George Gamow (1904 - 1968)

    In the early 20th century, radioactive materials were known to have characteristic exponential decay rates, or half-lives. At the same time, radiation emissions were known to have certain characteristic energies. By 1928, Gamow in Göttingen had solved the theory of the alpha decay of a nucleus via tunnelling, with mathematical help from Nikolai Kochin. The […]

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  • George Gaynes

    1917 - 2016

    George Gaynes (1917 - 2016)

    George Gaynes Actor. Often cast in musicals or comedies, he enjoyed a more than 60-year career, on stage, in films and television. He is remembered for playing ‘Henry Warnimont’ in the TV series “Punky Brewster” (1984 to 1988), ‘John Van Horn’ in the movie “Tootsie” (1982) and ‘Commandant Lassard’ in the “Police Academy” film series. […]

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  • George Gershwin

    1898 - 1937

    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)

    George Gershwin George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin’s compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as […]

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  • George Gobel

    1919 - 1991

    George Gobel (1919 - 1991)

    He was born George Leslie Goebel in Chicago, Illinois, His father, Hermann Goebel, was a butcher and grocer who had emigrated to the United States with his parents in the 1890s from the Austrian Empire. His mother, Lillian (MacDonald) Goebel, was born in Illinois to immigrant parents from Scotland. He was an only child.  Gobel […]

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  • George Godwin

    1970 - 1888

    George Godwin (1970 - 1888)

    Architect and Author. One of nine children of the architect George Godwin Sr. 1780 to 1863 and trained at his father’s architectural practice in Kensington where he set up in business with his brother Henry Godwin 1831 to 1917. Encouraged by his friend the antiquary John Britton, he pursued an interest in architectural history and […]

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  • George Grey Barnard

    1863 - 1938

    George Grey Barnard (1863 - 1938)

    Artist. A sculptor, he was born Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Kankakee, Illinois. He first studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts while working in P. T. Cavelier’s atelier in Paris in 1883–1887. He resided in Paris for twelve years, then returned to America in 1896. His early […]

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  • George Grizzard

    1928 - 2007

    George Grizzard (1928 - 2007)

    Actor. A performer of stage, films and television, he was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and raised in Washington D.C. He developed an interest in acting at an early age and would later pursue his goals upon graduating from the University of North Carolina, finding work appearing in area theaters. In 1955, Grizzard made […]

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  • George Grosz

    1893 - 1959

    George Grosz (1893 - 1959)

    Arist. A German painter and graphic artist, he was a founding member of the German Dada Group with artists such as Max Ernst, Kurt Schwitters and Otto Dix. After studying art in Dresden and Berlin, Grosz began contributing cartoons to different newspapers. During the 1st World War he tried to commit suicide, after then he […]

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  • George Guy Gray

    1893 - 1967

    George Guy Gray (1893 - 1967)

    Actor. He was a popular character performer whom appeared in over ninety feature films from 1918 to 1945. Among his credits are “The Village Chestnut” (1918), “Smith’s Picnic” (1926), “The Sleeping Cutie” (1930), “Woman Haters” (1934), “Three Little Bears” (1935), “Goofs and Saddles” (1937), Arizona Trail” (1943), “Back from The Front” (1943) and “A Hit […]

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  • George Hackathorne

    1896 - 1940

    George Hackathorne (1896 - 1940)

    Actor. Entered movies in 1916 and played Sid Sawyer in “Tom Sawyer” and “Huck and Tom,” 1917 and 1918 respectively, at the request of Mary Pickford. He went on to play minor roles in a number of films but did not fare too well with the coming of sound. His last film role was that […]

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  • George Hadfield

    1763 - 1826

    George Hadfield (1763 - 1826)

    Noted architect. Trained at the Royal Academy in London, he was invited by President George Washington to take charge of building the United States Capitol according to William Thornton’s design. Surviving commissions of his include the Marine Commandant’s House (1801-1803), Washington City Hall (1820), and the John Peter Van Ness Mausoleum (Oak Hill Cemetery, 1826), […]

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  • George Hainsworth

    1893 - 1950

    George Hainsworth (1893 - 1950)

    George Hainsworth played junior hockey for the Berlin Union Jacks then moved up to senior hockey with the Berlin City Seniors and the Kitchener Greenshirts. One of the games he played for Kitchener against the Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club in the 1923 OHA playoffs was the first game that Foster Hewitt broadcast. By the end of […]

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  • George Harrison

    1943 - 2001

    George Harrison (1943 - 2001)

    George Harrison A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold and Louise Harrison. Like his future band mates, Harrison was […]

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  • George Hearst

    1820 - 1891

    George Hearst (1820 - 1891)

    Mining Tycoon, US Senator. Father of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.  Family links:  Parents:  William George Hearst (1776 – 1844)  Spouse:  Phoebe Elizabeth Apperson Hearst (1842 – 1919)  Children:  William Randolph Hearst (1863 – 1951)* *Calculated relationship

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  • George Hendrik Breitner

    1857 - 1923

    George Hendrik Breitner (1857 - 1923)

    Artist. A painter and photographer, he was a contemporary and friend of Vincent Van Gogh’s. His reknown came from his photographic approach to paintings. Expelled from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hauge due to his unruly behavior, he lived briefly in Paris before situating himself in Amsterdam, where he spent the remainder […]

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  • George Henry Boker

    1823 - 1890

    George Henry Boker (1823 - 1890)

    Poet, Social Reformer, US Diplomat. Born into a wealthy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania family, he was raised in a life of leisure that allowed him to explore a love of poetry he developed at an early age. Sent to attend Princeton University as a young adult, he helped found the school’s literary magazine “Nassau Monthly” before he […]

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  • George Henry Calvert

    1803 - 1889

    George Henry Calvert (1803 - 1889)

    Author. A direct descendant of the Calvert family who were the proprietors of what became the state of Maryland. A Harvard-educated educator and editor he was the author of many books including “Illustrations of Phrenology”, “A Volume from the Life of Herbert Barclay”, “Count Julian”, “Cabiro”, “Scenes and Thoughts in Europe”, “The Battle of Lake […]

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  • George Henry Hall

    1825 - 1913

    George Henry Hall (1825 - 1913)

    Artist.  A noted painter of orientalist subjects, figure painting and still lifes. From 1849 to 1852 he studied art in Dusseldorf,  Paris, and Rome, where he opened a studio.  Upon his return to to the US he settled in New York City,  though he would later devote another 20 years to traveling.  This provided the […]

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  • George Henry Rawlings

    1855 - 1909

    George Henry Rawlings (1855 - 1909)

    Business Magnate. Born in St. Louis, Rawlings began his business career as a young boy with the M.J. Steinburg Hat and Fur Company for three and a half years. In 1871 he became associated with Albright Brothers Sporting Goods and remained with them until 1879. He was the manager of the gun department for C […]

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  • George Hetzel

    1826 - 1899

    George Hetzel (1826 - 1899)

    Painter.  Born in Hangviller, a small village in the province of Alsace, France, in 1826. Hetzels father decided that America offered unparalleled opportunities for a better life, however, and when George was two years of age, his family left Hangviller for the New World. George attended Allegheny City school and was apprenticed to a local […]

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  • George Hoar

    1826 - 1904

    George Hoar (1826 - 1904)

    George Hoar graduated from Harvard University in 1846, then studied at Harvard Law School and settled in Worcester, Massachusetts where he practiced law before entering politics. Initially a member of the Free Soil Party, he joined the Republican Party shortly after its founding, and was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1852), and the […]

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  • George Houser

    1916 - 2015

    George Houser (1916 - 2015)

    George Houser joined the Fellowship of Reconciliation in the 1940s and worked with it until the 1950s. It sponsored education and activities related to civil rights for African Americans and the end of segregation. In 1942 with fellow staffer James Farmer and activist Bernice Fisher, and James Robinson he co-founded the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) […]

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  • George Hunter Smith

    1970 - 1939

    George Hunter Smith (1970 - 1939)

    Wealthy industrialist, financier and philanthropist.  Family links:  Spouse:  Clara Boggs Smith (1868 – 1946)* *Calculated relationship

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  • George Huntington Hartford

    1833 - 1917

    George Huntington Hartford (1833 - 1917)

    Businessman, Retail Grocery Magnate. He was the owner of The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (commonly known as A&P) from 1878 until his death. Born on a farm in Augusta, Maine, his parents operated a boarding house and livery stable. With little formal education, he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts and worked as a clerk […]

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  • George Huntington Mumford

    1805 - 1871

    George Huntington Mumford (1805 - 1871)

    Business magnate. He was co-financier of the Western Union Telegraph Company with Don Alonzo Watson and Henry Sayre Potter. (bio by: Mount Hope NY)

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  • George Huntington Mumford

    1805 - 1871

    George Huntington Mumford (1805 - 1871)

    Business magnate. He was co-financier of the Western Union Telegraph Company with Don Alonzo Watson and Henry Sayre Potter. (bio by: Mount Hope NY)

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  • George I of Great Britain

    1660 - 1727

    George I of Great Britain (1660 - 1727)

    George was born on 28 May 1660 in Hanover in the Holy Roman Empire. He was the eldest son of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and his wife, Sophia of the Palatinate. Sophia was the granddaughter of King James I of England through her mother, Elizabeth of Bohemia.  For the first year of his life, […]

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  • George II of Great Britain

    1683 - 1760

    George II of Great Britain (1683 - 1760)

    George was born in the city of Hanover in Germany, and was the son of George Louis, Hereditary Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg (later King George I of Great Britain), and his wife, Sophia Dorothea of Celle. Both of George’s parents committed adultery, and in 1694 their marriage was dissolved on the pretext that Sophia had abandoned […]

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