• Ian Curtis

    1956 - 1980

    Ian Curtis (1956 - 1980)

    Curtis was born at the Memorial Hospital in Stretford, Lancashire. He grew up in Macclesfield in Cheshire, and from an early age he exhibited talent as a poet. He was awarded a scholarship at the age of 11 by the King’s School, Macclesfield. Despite this, he was not a dedicated pupil and did not further […]

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  • Ian Keith

    1899 - 1960

    Ian Keith (1899 - 1960)

    Born Keith Ross in Boston, Massachusetts, Ian Keith was a veteran character actor of the legitimate theater, and appeared in a variety of colorful roles in silent features of the 1920s. His stage training made him a natural choice for the new “talking pictures”; he played John Wilkes Booth in D. W. Griffith’s first talkie, […]

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  • Ian McLagan

    1945 - 2014

    Ian McLagan (1945 - 2014)

    McLagan first started playing in bands in the early 1960s, initially using the Hohner Cembalet before switching to the Hammond Organ and Wurlitzer electric piano, as well as occasional guitar. He was influenced by Cyril Davies’ All Stars, and his first professional group was the Muleskinners, followed by the Boz People with future King Crimson […]

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  • Ida Saxton McKinley

    1847 - 1970

    Ida Saxton McKinley (1847 - 1970)

    Ida was born in Canton, Ohio, the elder daughter of James Saxton, prominent Canton banker, and Katherine DeWalt. Her grandfather, John Saxton, in 1815 founded The Repository, the city’s first and now its only newspaper. A graduate of Brook Hall Seminary, a finishing school in Media, Pennsylvania, Ida was refined, charming, and strikingly attractive when […]

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  • Ignacio Coronel Villarreal

    1954 - 2010

    Ignacio Coronel Villarreal (1954 - 2010)

    Ignacio Coronel was responsible for moving multi-ton quantities of cocaine via fishing vessels from Colombia to Mexico and on to the United States state of Texas and Arizona during the early 2000s. His influence and operations penetrated throughout the United States, Mexico, and several other European, Central American, and South American countries. In Mexico, he […]

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  • Ignatius Lupo

    1877 - 1947

    Ignatius Lupo (1877 - 1947)

    Lupo has been described as the most vicious Black Hand leader America has ever known. Lupo’s reign of terror stretched from the late 1800s until he was sentenced to thirty-years in prison in 1909. Using the influence of his relatives, the Morello’s and Terranova’s (both families were powerful Black Hand and Mafia leaders in New […]

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  • IKE TURNER

    1931 - 2007

    IKE TURNER (1931 - 2007)

    IKE TURNER Music legend Ike Turner, whose abusive marriage to singer Tina Turner made his name a virtual byword for domestic violence, has died at the age of 76. Turner died at his house near San Diego yesterday after a rollercoaster musical career spanning more than five decades. Last night his ex-wife, soul legend Tina […]

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  • Ilan Ramon

    1954 - 2003

    Ilan Ramon (1954 - 2003)

    Israeli Astronaut. A Colonel in the Isreali Air Force, he was the first Israeli in fly in Outer Space. Before becoming an astronaut he had served in the Yom Kippur War in 1982. He was a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia. On February 1, 2003 NASA lost all communication and radar contact with […]

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  • Ileen Getz

    1961 - 2005

    Ileen Getz (1961 - 2005)

    Ileen Getz (August 7, 1961 – August 4, 2005) was an American actress, most recognized for her role as Dr. Judith Draper in the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun. Getz was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Northwestern University, she joined the Econo-Art Theatre Company and Practical Theatre Company, both in Chicago, Illinois. She […]

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  • Imogen Hassall

    1942 - 1980

    Imogen Hassall (1942 - 1980)

    Named after Shakespeare’s Cymbeline heroine, she was born in Woking, Surrey, to a family of artists and businessmen. Her grandfather, John Hassall, and her aunt, Joan Hassall, worked as illustrators, while her father, Christopher Hassall, was a poet and lyricist. Her godfather is said to have been the composer Ivor Novello, with whom her father […]

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  • Imogene Coca

    1908 - 2001

    Imogene Coca (1908 - 2001)

    Born Emogeane Coca in Philadelphia, Coca was the daughter of Joseph Fernandez Coca, a violinist and vaudeville orchestra conductor, and Sadie Brady, a dancer and magician’s assistant. Coca’s father was of Spanish descent (the family surname was originally Fernández y Coca), the son of Joseph F. Coca, Sr., and his wife, Laura. Coca took lessons in […]

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  • Ina Balin

    1937 - 1990

    Ina Balin (1937 - 1990)

    Born Ina Rosenberg to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, Ina Balin first appeared on television on The Perry Como Show. She also did summer stock, which led to roles on Broadway, and in 1959, she won the Theatre World Award for her performance in the Broadway comedy, A Majority of One, starring Gertrude Berg and […]

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  • Ina Claire

    1893 - 1985

    Ina Claire (1893 - 1985)

    Born Ina Fagan in 1893 in Washington, D.C., Ina Claire began her career appearing in vaudeville. In 1909, she appeared in a vaudeville act entitled “Dainty Mimic,” which include an imitation of actor Harry Lauder. A booking agent described this act as “one of the best single Acts” he had seen that season and remarked […]

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  • Inger Stevens

    1934 - 1970

    Inger Stevens (1934 - 1970)

    Inger Stevens was born Ingrid Stensland in Stockholm, Sweden. As a child she was often ill. When she was nine, her mother abandoned the family and her father moved to the United States, leaving Inger and her sister in the custody first of the family maid and then an aunt in Lidingo, near Stockholm. In […]

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  • Ingrid Thulin

    1926 - 2004

    Ingrid Thulin (1926 - 2004)

    Thulin was born in Sollefteå, Ångermanland, northern Sweden, the daughter of Nanna (née Larsson) and Adam Thulin, a fisherman. She took ballet lessons as a girl and was accepted by The Royal Dramatic Theatre (“Dramaten”) in Stockholm 1948. For many years she worked regularly with Ingmar Bergman; among other films, Thulin appeared in Bergman’s Wild Strawberries […]

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  • Ira Coray Abbott

    1824 - 1908

    Ira Coray Abbott (1824 - 1908)

    He served during the Civil War first as Lieutenant Colonel, then Colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry regiment. He was wounded in the face at the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, and at the Battle of Gettysburg, his regiment was part of Colonel William S. Tilton’s brigade that fought against attacking Confederates […]

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  • Ira Louvin

    1924 - 1965

    Ira Louvin (1924 - 1965)

    Ira Louvin Ira Louvin was born in Section, Alabama and played together with his brother, Charlie, in the close harmony tradition as the Louvin Brothers. They were heavily influenced by the Delmore Brothers and Monroe Brothers. Ira played mandolin with Charlie Monroe, guitar player of the Monroe Brothers in the early 1940s. The Louvin Brothers’ […]

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  • Irasema Dilián

    1924 - 1996

    Irasema Dilián (1924 - 1996)

    Irasema Dilián (born Eva Irasema Warschalowska on May 27, 1924 in Río de Janeiro, Brasil and died April 16, 1996, in Ceprano, Italy) was a Mexican actress. Irasema Dilián was born in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, to Polish parents. She began her film career in Italy, having appeared in Vittorio de Sica’s Maddalena, Zero in Condotta. […]

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  • Irene Dunne

    1902 - 1973

    Irene Dunne (1902 - 1973)

    Irene Dunne Born on December 20, 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky, she was named Irene Marie Dunne. Early in life took an interest in singing and went to New York City aspiring to be a part of the Metropolitan Opera. This did not work out as she planned but she went on to Chicago where she […]

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  • Irene Hervey

    1909 - 1998

    Irene Hervey (1909 - 1998)

    Born Beulah Irene Herwick in Venice, Los Angeles, California. She began her acting career after being introduced to a casting agent from MGM. After a successful screen test, she was signed by the studio and made her screen debut in the 1933 film The Stranger’s Return, opposite Lionel Barrymore. Though signed by MGM, Hervey was loaned […]

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  • Irene Sharaff

    1910 - 1993

    Irene Sharaff (1910 - 1993)

    Sharaff was born in Boston and studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, the Art Students League of New York, and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. After working as a fashion illustrator in her youth, Sharaff turned to set and costume design. Her debut production was the 1931 Broadway […]

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  • Iris Adrian

    1912 - 1994

    Iris Adrian (1912 - 1994)

    Iris Adrian Hostetter was an only child, born to Adrian Earl Hostetter and Florence (née Van Every), who wed in 1909 in Los Angeles, California. She was raised by her single mother in Los Angeles. Iris won a beauty pageant and worked with the Ziegfeld Follies before she entered films at the end of the […]

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  • Iris Tree

    1897 - 1968

    Iris Tree (1897 - 1968)

    Iris Tree (27 January 1897 – 13 April 1968) was an English poet, actress and artists’ model, described as a bohemian, an eccentric, a wit and an adventuress. Her parents were actors Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and Helen Maud Tree, and her sisters were actresses Felicity and Viola Tree. An aunt was author Constance Beerbohm, and […]

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  • Irving Allen

    1905 - 1987

    Irving Allen (1905 - 1987)

    Irving Allen (November 24, 1905 – December 17, 1987) was a theatrical and cinematic producer and director.  He won an Academy Award in 1948 for producing the short movie Climbing the Matterhorn. In the early 1950s he formed Warwick Films with partner Albert “Cubby” Broccoli and relocated to England to leverage film making against a […]

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  • Irving Berlin

    1888 - 1989

    Irving Berlin (1888 - 1989)

    Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Baline, May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was a Russian-born Jewish-American composer and lyricist. Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, his music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. He published his first song, “Marie from Sunny Italy”, in 1907, receiving 37 cents […]

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  • Irving Milberg

    2020 - 1938

    Irving Milberg (2020 - 1938)

    Organized Crime Figure. A member of Detroit’s Purple Gang, he was born and raised in Brooklyn along with several other Purples including Abe Axler, Eddie Fletcher, Sam Abramson, and Isadore Cantor. First coming to Detroit in late 1923 to fight in the Oakland Sugar House War, he soon became one of the Purple Gang’s top […]

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  • Irwin Allen

    1916 - 1991

    Irwin Allen (1916 - 1991)

    Allen was born in New York City. His film credits include the 3-D film Dangerous Mission (1954), The Animal World (1956), The Story of Mankind (1957), The Big Circus (1959), The Lost World (1960), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) (later the basis of his TV series of the same name), and Five […]

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  • Irwin Rose

    1926 - 2015

    Irwin Rose (1926 - 2015)

    Irwin Rose was born in Brooklyn, New York, into a secular Jewish family, the son of Ella (Greenwald) and Harry Royze, who owned a flooring store. Irwin Rose attended Washington State University for one year prior to serving in the Navy during World War II. Upon returning from the war he received his Bachelor of […]

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  • Isaac Hayes

    1942 - 2008

    Isaac Hayes (1942 - 2008)

    Isaac Hayes The soul singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes, known for his gravelly voice, shaven head and copious jewellery, died on Sunday at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 65. Hayes was found by family members, who discovered him lying next to a treadmill in a basement room at his home. Sheriff’s deputies performed CPR until […]

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  • Isabel Jewell

    1907 - 1972

    Isabel Jewell (1907 - 1972)

    Born in Shoshoni, Fremont County, Wyoming, Isabel Jewell was educated at St. Mary’s Academy in Minnesota and at Hamilton College in Kentucky. After years in theater stock companies, including an 87-week stint in Lincoln, Nebraska, she hit the big time after getting a part on Broadway in “Up Pops the Devil” (1930). She received glowing critical […]

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