• Harry Stephen Ackerman

    1912 - 1991

    Harry Stephen Ackerman (1912 - 1991)

    Television Producer. He was an executive who produced shows from the 1960s to the 1980s, and was responsible for such successful series as “Bewitched,” “Gidget,” and “The Flying Nun.” He was married to actress Elinor Donahue (best known for her role of ‘Betty Anderson’ on the comedy series “Father Knows Best”). (bio by: A.J. Marik) […]

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  • Carl W Ackerman

    1890 - 1970

    Carl W Ackerman (1890 - 1970)

    Carl W. Ackerman Carl William Ackerman (January 16, 1890 Richmond, Indiana –October 9, 1970 New York City) was an American journalist, author and educational administrator, the first dean of the Columbia School of Journalism. As a correspondent with the Public Ledger of Philadelphia, in 1919 he published the first excerpts in an English translation of […]

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  • Walter Ackerman

    1881 - 1938

    Walter Ackerman (1881 - 1938)

    Actor. Born in New York City, he began his career in the theatre and made his debut in the silent film era appearing in “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” (1909). Among his other film credits are “Rugged Waters” (1926), “Man Of The Forest” (1926), “A Flame In The Sky” (1927), “Back To God’s Country” (1927) and […]

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  • Rudolph Ackermann

    1764 - 1834

    Rudolph Ackermann (1764 - 1834)

    He attended the Latin school in Stollberg, but his wish to study at the university was made impossible by lack of financial means, and he therefore became a saddler like his father.  He worked as a saddler and coach-builder in different German cities, then moved to Paris, and then London, where in 1795 he established […]

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  • Jean Acker

    1893 - 1978

    Jean Acker (1893 - 1978)

    Jean Acker was born Harriet “Hattie” Ackers on October 23, 1893 in Trenton, New Jersey. Her father was Joseph Ackers, said to be of Cherokee descent. Her mother Margaret (unconfirmed) was Irish. In the 1900 census, Hattie is with Joseph and her grandparents, but no wife of Joseph is listed. In fact, he is reported […]

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  • Harold Ackroyd

    1877 - 1917

    Harold Ackroyd (1877 - 1917)

    Harold Ackroyd was born on 18 July 1877 in Southport Lancashire the youngest son of Edward Ackroyd who ran a textile and tailoring business. Edward inherited a sizable fortune from his mother`s family in 1878 and became Chairman of the Southport and Cheshire Lines Extension Railway, a change in fortune which made a private education […]

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  • Art Acord

    1890 - 1931

    Art Acord (1890 - 1931)

    Art Acord Rodeo cowboy and film star Artemus Ward Acord was born on April 17, 1890. His birthplace seems to be somewhat in question. Some say it was Stillwater, Oklahoma Territory, but others believe it to be in Utah, with the family then moving to Stillwater. In either case, Acord displayed his cowboy skills early […]

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  • Rodolfo Acosta

    1920 - 1974

    Rodolfo Acosta (1920 - 1974)

    Actor. Born  Rodolfo Acosta Perez in Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a character actor best known for his roles primarily as a villain in movies and television shows. In the 1940s, he came to the US and was signed by Universal Studios for a small roles in “The Fugitive” (1947), followed by “One Way Street” (1950). […]

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  • Oscar Zeta Acosta

    1970 - 1970

    Oscar Zeta Acosta (1970 - 1970)

    American Folk Figure. He was immortalized in  gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s novel, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, in which Thompson used him as the model for his “Samoan” attorney character. Born in El Paso, Texas, he served in the United States Air Force, and had a a brief stint as a missionary in […]

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  • Eddie Acuff

    1903 - 1956

    Eddie Acuff (1903 - 1956)

    Eddie Acuff is one of those wonderful supporting actors who peopled the fascinating world of Hollywood’s A, B or Z movies. In a career spanning eighteen years he appeared in the amazing number of 251 movies and 1 TV episode! His appearances could be invisible (when deleted), hardly visible (he portrayed an endless series of […]

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  • Roy Acuff

    1903 - 1992

    Roy Acuff (1903 - 1992)

    Roy Acuff Roy Acuff was born in Maynardville, Tennessee to Ida (née Carr) and Simon E. Neill Acuff, the third of five children. The Acuffs were a fairly prominent Union County family. Roy’s paternal grandfather, Coram Acuff, had been a Tennessee state senator, and Roy’s maternal grandfather was a local physician. Roy’s father was an accomplished fiddler and a Baptist preacher, […]

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  • Jean Adair

    1873 - 1953

    Jean Adair (1873 - 1953)

    Actress. Born Violet McNaughton in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, she worked in touring stock companies before making her theatre stage debut in September 1910 in the show “Mother”. Much of her subsequent career was on the stage and she is probably best known for originating the role of the sweet tempered serial killer ‘Aunt Martha’ in […]

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  • Eleanor Adair

    1926 - 2013

    Eleanor Adair (1926 - 2013)

    Eleanor Adair Eleanor Campbell Reed was born on Nov. 28, 1926, in Arlington, Massachusetts. Her father had a Dodge dealership; prior to marriage her mother had worked as a fashion illustrator. Adair (then Reed) received a degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1948. Her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1955 is in physics […]

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  • Columba Domínguez

    1929 - 2014

    Columba Domínguez (1929 - 2014)

    Columba Domínguez Adalid born on March 4, 1929 in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, reaching very young with her family to the Mexico City. When she went to a party with one of her sisters, was discovered by the Mexican film director Emilio Fernández, who was amazed by her beauty with very marked Mexican features and gives […]

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  • Robert Adam

    1728 - 1792

    Robert Adam (1728 - 1792)

    Architect. One of the most prominent architects of 18th century Great Britain, he was appointed as the Royal Architect of the King’s Works, serving from 1761 to 1769. Robert was born on July 3, 1728 at Gladney House in Kirkcaldy, Fife .He was the son of William Adam, the country’s foremost architect of the time, […]

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  • William Adam

    1970 - 1748

    William Adam (1970 - 1748)

    Architect, Entrepreneur. Born near Kirkcaldy, Scotland, the son of a builder-architect, he inherited a legacy from previous noted Scottish architects Sir William Bruce and James Smith, and rose to be considered the most prominent architect in Scotland during his lifetime. Developing a Baroque style after which he disseminated through his large practice, he was popular […]

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  • Francisco Adam

    1983 - 2006

    Francisco Adam (1983 - 2006)

    Actor. A native of Lisbon, Portugal, he grew up in Runa, a village near Torres Vedras, Portugal. At the age of 18, he moved to Lisbon to become a model, first for Elite Models and later for On Fashion. After 4 years of working for fashion and advertisement campaigns, he was cast in “Morangos com […]

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  • Louis Alojz Adamic

    1898 - 1951

    Louis Alojz Adamic (1898 - 1951)

    Author. Born to peasant parents at the Praproe castle, Blato, located near Grosuplje, Solvenia, his meager childhood education was obtained from the local schools and in Ljubljana where he was expelled at fifteen for taking part in student demonstrations against the ruling Austrians. He emigrated to American in 1913 and finally settled in the Croatian […]

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  • Babe Adams

    1882 - 1968

    Babe Adams (1882 - 1968)

    Babe Adams Charles Benjamin “Babe” Adams (May 18, 1882 – July 27, 1968) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1906 to 1926 who spent nearly his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Noted for his outstanding location control, his career average of 1.29 walks per 9 innings pitched was the second […]

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  • Bud Adams

    1923 - 2013

    Bud Adams (1923 - 2013)

    Born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on January 3, 1923, Adams was the son of K. S. “Boots” Adams and Blanch Keeler Adams. He became an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation by virtue of his maternal line. Two of his great-grandmothers were Cherokee women who married European-American men: Nelson Carr and George B. Keeler, who played […]

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  • Andy Adams

    1859 - 1935

    Andy Adams (1859 - 1935)

    Author. After living and working on the Western Frontier, he drew his experiences there to write a number of successful western novels. His first “The Log of a Cowboy” (1903), was his best known and most successful work. (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Parents:  Andrew Adams (1821 – 1906)  Elizabeth Elliott Adams (1821 – 1897)

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  • Chris Adams

    1955 - 2001

    Chris Adams (1955 - 2001)

    Chris Adams was born in Rugby, Warwickshire, the oldest son of Cyril and Jean Adams. Beginning at the age of nine, he was involved in judo, training in it exclusively for fourteen years. He and his younger brother Neil went on to win national and world championships in judo, with Neil going on to win […]

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  • Brooks Adams

    1848 - 1927

    Brooks Adams (1848 - 1927)

    Historian, Author.  The youngest child of American Diplomat and scholar Charles Francis Adams, he spent most of his childhood in England, returning to Boston Massachusetts to attend Harvard University (where he graduated in 1870).  Over the next year, he served as his father’s secretary abroad then later followed in the footsteps of his forbearers by […]

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  • Earl John “Sparky” Adams

    1894 - 1989

    Earl John “Sparky” Adams (1894 - 1989)

    Adams made his Major League debut with the Cubs on September 18, 1922. He played 11 games during the 1922 Chicago Cubs season. He spent the following two seasons as the team’s shortstop, splitting time at the position with Charlie Hollocher. In the 1923 Chicago Cubs season, he hit four home runs in 311 at-bats […]

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  • Charles Francis Adams, Sr

    1807 - 1886

    Charles Francis Adams, Sr (1807 - 1886)

    US Congressman, US Diplomat.  The son of 6th United States President John Quincy Adams and grandson of 2nd United States President John Adams, he spent much of his early life traveling with his parents in Europe.  He returned in his adolescence to attend school in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating from Harvard University in 1825. He was […]

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  • Douglas Noel Adams

    1952 - 2001

    Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

    Author. Born in Cambridge, England, he was educated at Brentwood School, Essex and went on to St. John’s College in Cambridge where he first earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 and later gained a Masters degree in English literature. He is best known as the creator of the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, […]

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  • Gaines Adams

    1983 - 2010

    Gaines Adams (1983 - 2010)

    Adams was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. He attended Fork Union Military Academy in 2001 and recorded 58 tackles, 22 sacks, and two interceptions in 10 games. He was a three-year starter at Cambridge Academy, a small private school which only had an 8-man football team, where he was a dominant wide receiver and defensive […]

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  • Hannah Adams

    1755 - 1831

    Hannah Adams (1755 - 1831)

    Author. She wrote a number of works on religious themes, including “Alphabetical Compendium of the Various Sects Which Have Appeared from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Present Day,” “A Summary History of New England,” “History of the Jews” and “Letters on the Gospels.”  Family links:  Parents:  Thomas Adams (1725 – 1812)  Elizabeth […]

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  • John Quincy Adams

    1767 - 1848

    John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

    John Quincy Adams 6th United States President, Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Congressman. The son of 2nd United States President John Adams, he was born less than 75 feet from the birthplace house of his father in Braintree, Massachusetts. As a youth he was extremely fearful for the life of his father who had signed his […]

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  • Jack Adams

    1895 - 1968

    Jack Adams (1895 - 1968)

    Born in Fort William, Ontario, Adams began his career with the Fort William Maple Leafs in 1914 of the NMHL, and played for the Calumet Miners a year later. In 1916, he joined the intermediate Peterborough 247th Battalion of the Ontario Hockey Association and the next season moved up to the senior Sarnia Sailors. His […]

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