• C. Everett Koop

    1916 - 2013

    C. Everett Koop (1916 - 2013)

    Koop was born in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of John Everett Koop (1883–1972), a banker and descendant of 17th-century Dutch settlers, and Helen (née Apel) Koop (1894–1970). In 1937, he earned his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, where he was given the nickname “Chick” (occasionally used for his first name, Charles, but here […]

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  • Cab Calloway

    1907 - 1994

    Cab Calloway (1907 - 1994)

    Cab Calloway After graduating from high school, Calloway briefly attended a law school in Chicago but quickly turned to performing in nightclubs as a singer. He began directing his own bands in 1928 and in the following year went to New York City. There he appeared in an all-black musical, Fats Waller’s Connie’s Hot Chocolates, […]

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  • Cachirulo Alonso

    1923 - 2004

    Cachirulo Alonso (1923 - 2004)

    Actor, Playwright. He was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Born Enrique Fernández Tallaeche, he made his debut on stage in 1948 with the play “La Temporada del Recuerdo.” But he is fondly remembered for his character “Cachirulo” that he played for the childrens’ program for television “Teatro Fantástico” of which he also was producer and […]

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  • Cal Bolder

    1931 - 2005

    Cal Bolder (1931 - 2005)

    Cal Bolder (June 14, 1931 – January 19, 2005) was an American film and television actor best known for his role as the outlaw turned monster in the 1966 film Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter. A native of the small Kansas city of Elkhart, Earl C. Craver was a middle child of six born to Mabel […]

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  • Caleb Moore

    1987 - 2013

    Caleb Moore (1987 - 2013)

    Caleb Moore was born in 1987 in Ft. Worth, Texas. His parents are Wade and Michele Moore.  Moore began his career as an ATV racer. During an event in Minnesota, B. C. Vaught spotted Moore and signed him up to star in some action sports movies. Vaught eventually became Moore’s agent. When Moore decided to […]

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  • Cameron Mitchell

    1918 - 1994

    Cameron Mitchell (1918 - 1994)

    Born Cameron McDowell Mitzell in Dallastown, Pennsylvania to Rev. Charles and Kathryn Mitzell, young Cameron moved to Chicora, Pennsylvania in 1921 when his father was accepted as pastor of the St. John’s Reformed Church of Donegal Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.  Between the first and second world wars, during his years as a young actor in […]

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  • Cameron Todd Willingham

    1968 - 2004

    Cameron Todd Willingham (1968 - 2004)

    On December 23, 1991, a fire destroyed the Willingham family home in Corsicana, Texas. Killed in the fire were Willingham’s three daughters: two-year-old Amber Louise Kuykendall and one-year-old twins Karmon Diane Willingham and Kameron Marie Willingham. Willingham himself escaped the home with only minor burns. Stacy Kuykendall, Willingham’s then-wife and the mother of his three […]

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  • Camilla Horn

    1903 - 1996

    Camilla Horn (1903 - 1996)

    Camilla Horn (25 April 1903, Frankfurt am Main – 14 August 1996) was a German dancer and a film star of the silent and sound era. She starred in several Hollywood films of the late 1920s and in a few British and Italian productions. The daughter of a civil servant, Horn was educated as a dressmaker […]

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  • Camilla Williams

    1919 - 2012

    Camilla Williams (1919 - 2012)

    On October 18, 1919, Camilla Ella Williams was born in Danville, Virginia, to Fannie Carey Williams and Cornelius Booker Williams, who worked as a chauffeur. She was the youngest of four children (Mary, Helen, and Cornelius).  “My grandparents and parents were self-taught musicians; all of them sang, and there was always music in our home.” […]

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  • Candida Royalle

    1950 - 2015

    Candida Royalle (1950 - 2015)

    Candida Royalle was born on October 15, 1950, in New York City as Candice Marion Vadala. Initially trained in music, dance, and art in New York, with studies at the High School of Art and Design, Parson’s School of Design and the City University of New York. In 1975 she began her career in porn as […]

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  • Candy Darling

    1944 - 1974

    Candy Darling (1944 - 1974)

    Candy Darling was born James Lawrence Slattery in Forest Hills, Queens, the child of Theresa (née Phelan 1911–2014), a bookkeeper at Manhattan’s Jockey Club, and James “Jim” Slattery, who was described as a violent alcoholic. There is controversy surrounding the year of birth. According to former Warhol associate, Bob Colacello, Darling was born in 1946, while […]

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  • Carl Ballantine

    1917 - 2009

    Carl Ballantine (1917 - 2009)

    Kessler was born in Chicago, Illinois. Nicknamed the “Jipper,” he was inspired at age 9 by his barber who would do magic tricks with thimbles while cutting his hair. His first job was working as a printer. In the 1930s, Kessler was doing professional straight magic as “Count Marakoff”, “Carlton Sharpe”, and “Carl Sharp” in […]

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  • Carl Betz

    1921 - 1978

    Carl Betz (1921 - 1978)

    Growing up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon, Carl Betz began his acting career unofficially in grammar school when he formed a theatrical company with friends, performing plays in his grandmother’s basement. After graduating from Mount Lebanon High School in 1939, he won scholarship to Duquesne University. During the summer, Betz performed in a […]

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  • Carl Butler

    1927 - 1992

    Carl Butler (1927 - 1992)

    Carl Butler Carl Robert Butler was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 2, 1927. He grew up influenced by Roy Acuff and the old time music around his home. He began singing at local dances at the age of 12 and, after service in World War II, sang with several bluegrass bands and then as […]

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  • Carl Civella

    1910 - 1994

    Carl Civella (1910 - 1994)

    Organized Crime Figure. Brother of Kansas City Crime Boss Nick Civella. When Nick died in prison Carl became boss of the family and in 1984 he was sentenced to thirty years in federal prison for his role in skimming more than $280,000 from the Las Vegas Tropicana and almost $2 million from casinos run by […]

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  • Carl David Anderson

    1905 - 1991

    Carl David Anderson (1905 - 1991)

    Anderson was born in New York City, the son of Swedish immigrants. He studied physics and engineering at Caltech (B.S., 1927; Ph.D., 1930). Under the supervision of Robert A. Millikan, he began investigations into cosmic rays during the course of which he encountered unexpected particle tracks in his (modern versions now commonly referred to as […]

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  • Carl Laemmle

    1908 - 1979

    Carl Laemmle (1908 - 1979)

    Carl Laemmle, Jr., was born on April 28, 1908. He was the son of Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal Pictures. He had a sister Rosabelle. His mother was Recha Laemmle (née Stern), who died in 1919 when Carl, Jr. was eleven years old. She was buried in Salem Fields Cemetery, in the Glendale section […]

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  • Carl Smith

    1927 - 2010

    Carl Smith (1927 - 2010)

    Carl Smith Country Musician. He was raised listening to music of the Grand Ole Opry, influenced by Roy Acuff (also a native of Maynardville, Tennessee) and Bill Monroe. While a teenager, he gained recognition as a guitarist, bass player and singer at WROL Radio in Knoxville before graduation from high school. Following a stint in […]

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  • Carl Switzer

    1927 - 1959

    Carl Switzer (1927 - 1959)

    Switzer was born in Paris, Illinois, the second son and last of the four children of George Frederick Switzer and his wife Gladys C. Shanks, both of German ancestry. He was named Carl after a member of the Switzer family and Dean after many relatives on his grandmother’s side. He and his brother, Harold, became […]

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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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  • Carl Wilson

    1946 - 1998

    Carl Wilson (1946 - 1998)

    Carl Wilson Rock Musician, Vocalist, and Producer. He is best remembered as a founding member, lead guitarist, and occasional lead vocalist of classic California-based rock group The Beach Boys. He was the youngest brother of fellow Beach Boys Dennis and Brian Wilson and cousin of Beach Boy’s Mike Love. Born Carl Dean Wilson, as a […]

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  • Carleton G. Young

    1907 - 1971

    Carleton G. Young (1907 - 1971)

    Carleton Garretson Young (May 26, 1907 – July 11, 1971) was an American television actor and the voice of the Ellery Queen radio detective character.  From January 10, 1942 until August 1943, he had the title role on The Adventures of Ellery Queen, and from 1943 to 1952, he played Edmond Dantès in Mutual’s version […]

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  • Carleton S. Young

    1905 - 1994

    Carleton S. Young (1905 - 1994)

    Young appeared in 235 American television and film roles with his first being The Fighting Marines (1935). He ended his career in the 1973 television series The Magician which starred Bill Bixby.  Other films Young was cast in are: Reefer Madness (1936) Navy Blues (1937), Dick Tracy (1937), Valley of the Sun (1942), Flying Leathernecks […]

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  • Carlo Gambino

    1902 - 1976

    Carlo Gambino (1902 - 1976)

    Carlo Gambino Born in Sicily, Carlo Gambino came from a family that had been involved in the Mafia for centuries. Although he was thin and somewhat frail-looking, he was also single-minded, ruthless and tough as nails and made a name for himself as an enforcer in local Mafia circles before he was out of his […]

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  • Carlos DeLuna

    1962 - 1989

    Carlos DeLuna (1962 - 1989)

    DeLuna was charged with killing a gas station attendant, 24-year-old Wanda Lopez, on the evening of February 4, 1983, in Corpus Christi, Texas. The young woman died from multiple stab wounds, apparently from a buck knife. Lopez was killed while on the phone with the police, having just called 911 to report a suspicious person […]

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  • Carlos Fuentes

    1928 - 2012

    Carlos Fuentes (1928 - 2012)

    Fuentes was born in Panama City to Berta Macías and Rafael Fuentes, the latter of whom was a Mexican diplomat. As the family moved for his father’s career, Fuentes spent his childhood in various Latin American capital cities, an experience he later described as giving him the ability to view Latin America as a critical […]

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  • Carlos Monzón

    1942 - 1995

    Carlos Monzón (1942 - 1995)

    Carlos Monzón Argentina’s Carlos Monzon was one, if not the, greatest middleweight boxing champions in fistic history. Born in poverty, he was discovered in the famed Luna Park Gym by trainer Amilicar Brussa, who molded the “skinniest” 6 feet 2 incher in the world into a lethal fighting machine. Monzon developed a plodding style of […]

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  • Carlos Thompson

    1923 - 1990

    Carlos Thompson (1923 - 1990)

    Of German Swiss descent, Carlos Thompson played leading roles on stage and in films in Argentina. He went to Hollywood in the 1950s and was typically cast as a European womanizer. His Hollywood films include Flame and the Flesh (1954) with Lana Turner and Pier Angeli, Valley of the Kings (1954), with Robert Taylor and […]

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  • Carmelo Frisina

    1892 - 1931

    Carmelo Frisina (1892 - 1931)

    Organized Crime Figure. He immigrated to St. Louis from Italy in his late teens. He became head of a mob which specialized in extortion and bootlegging. He constantly fought with other local gangsters for control of the city’s rackets. In January 1928, he and two of his men were ambushed after one of their extortion […]

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  • Carmen Amaya

    1918 - 1963

    Carmen Amaya (1918 - 1963)

    Carmen Amaya was born on 2 November 1918 in a slum of Somorrostro, Barcelona, Catalonia, to José Amaya and Micaela Amaya Moreno. She came from a very poor family that lived in a wagon. She was born under their wagon turned home during an early winter storm. Amaya was second of six surviving children of […]

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