• Faith Brook

    1922 - 2012

    Faith Brook (1922 - 2012)

    Actress. Born in the Northern region of York in England, she was the daughter of parents who made a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. Her father was actor Clive Brook, her mother Mildred Evelyn Brook appeared in a number of silent era pictures during the 1920s. Faith and her younger brother Lyndon Brook […]

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  • Faith Domergue

    1924 - 1999

    Faith Domergue (1924 - 1999)

    Born in New Orleans, Faith Domergue was adopted by Adabelle Wemet when she was six weeks old. When Faith was 18 months old (in 1926), Adabelle married Leo Domergue. The family moved to California in 1928 where Domergue attended Beverly Hills Catholic School and St. Monica’s Convent School. While still at University High School, she […]

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  • Fanny Brice

    1891 - 1951

    Fanny Brice (1891 - 1951)

    Fanny Brice She was really Fannie Borach, daughter of a saloon-keeper on Forsythe Street in the crowded Lower East Side, where she was born in 1892. Her first appearance on any stage took place when she was 13 at Keeney’s Theatre in Brooklyn, where she won an amateur night contest singing, “When You Know You’re […]

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  • Faron Young

    1932 - 1996

    Faron Young (1932 - 1996)

    Faron Young Country Music Singer. A star of the Grand Ole Opry from 1952 to 1964), he was also known as “The Singing Sheriff” after appearing in a 1956 western “Hired Guns.” He helped Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson get their music careers started. One of his #1 hits was a 1961 Nelson-penned tune “Hello […]

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  • Farrah Fawcett

    1947 - 2009

    Farrah Fawcett (1947 - 2009)

    Actress. Born Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett, she is best known for her role as Jill Munroe from the television series “Charlie’s Angels.” She appeared on the series from 1976 to 1980. She left the show at the conclusion of the first season in 1976, but returned to the series in guest role appearances over the […]

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  • Fay Wray

    1907 - 2004

    Fay Wray (1907 - 2004)

    Wray was born on a ranch near Cardston in the province of Alberta, Canada, to two Mormons, Elvina Marguerite Jones, who was from Salt Lake City, and Joseph Heber Wray, who was from Kingston upon Hull, England. She was one of six children. Her family returned to the United States a few years after she […]

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  • Felice Bryant

    1925 - 2003

    Felice Bryant (1925 - 2003)

    Felice Bryant Country Musician/Songwriter. Born on August 7, 1925, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Felice began writing songs as a child. In 1945 at the age of 20 she met her husband Boudleaux Bryant when they formed a songwriting team that would go on to become one of the great songwriting teams of country music. They began […]

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  • Felix Adler

    1851 - 1933

    Felix Adler (1851 - 1933)

    Felix Adler was born in Alzey, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany, the son of a rabbi, Samuel Adler, a leading figure in European Reform Judaism. The family immigrated to the United States from Germany when Felix was six years old so that his father could accept the appointment as head rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in […]

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  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

    1809 - 1847

    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809 - 1847)

    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. A grandson of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn was born into a prominent Jewish family. Although initially he was raised […]

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  • Ferdinand Demara

    1921 - 1982

    Ferdinand Demara (1921 - 1982)

    Demara, known locally as ‘Fred’, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1921, at 40 Texas Avenue in the lower southwest Tower Hill Neighborhood. His father, Ferdinand Waldo Demara, Sr. was born in Rhode Island and worked in Lawrence’s old Theatre District as a motion picture operator. In those days, his father did financially well and […]

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  • Ferdinand Porsche

    1875 - 1951

    Ferdinand Porsche (1875 - 1951)

    Ferdinand Porsche was born to German-speaking parents in Maffersdorf (Czech: Vratislavice nad Nisou), northern Bohemia, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time, and today part of the Czech Republic. Porsche was his parents’ third child. His father, Anton Porsche, was a master panel-beater. He showed a strong aptitude for mechanical work at a very […]

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  • Ferlin Husky

    1925 - 2011

    Ferlin Husky (1925 - 2011)

    Ferlin Husky Country Musician, Actor. Born Ferlin Eugene Husky, he was raised on a Missouri farm and learned how to play the guitar from an uncle at the age of ten. Following service with the US Merchant Marines (he served as a troop ship gunner in the European Theater) during World War II, he worked […]

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  • Fernando Rey

    1917 - 1994

    Fernando Rey (1917 - 1994)

    Rey was born in A Coruña, Spain, the son of Captain Casado Veiga. He studied architecture, but the Spanish Civil War interrupted his university studies which led him to his success.  In 1936, Rey began his career in movies as an extra, sometimes even getting credited. It was then that he chose his stage name, […]

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  • Fess Parker

    1924 - 2010

    Fess Parker (1924 - 2010)

    Fess Parker was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised on a farm in Tom Green County near San Angelo. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the latter part of World War II, hoping to become a pilot. He was turned down because he was too tall at 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m). […]

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  • Fireball Roberts

    1929 - 1964

    Fireball Roberts (1929 - 1964)

    Fireball Roberts On May 24, 1964, at the World 600 in Charlotte, Roberts had qualified in the eleventh position and started in the middle of the pack. On lap seven, Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson collided and spun out and Roberts crashed trying to avoid them. Roberts’ Ford slammed backward into the inside retaining wall, […]

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  • Fitzhugh Fulton

    1925 - 2015

    Fitzhugh Fulton (1925 - 2015)

    Born in Blakely, Georgia, Fulton attended Auburn University, the University of Oklahoma, and is a graduate of Golden Gate University.  Fulton flew 225 trips to Berlin in C-54’s during the Berlin Airlift. He also flew 55 combat mission in the Douglas B-26 Invader over North Korea. He received a Distinguished Flying Cross and five Air […]

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  • Flip Wilson

    1933 - 1998

    Flip Wilson (1933 - 1998)

    Flip Wilson He is remembered for his NBC variety television series “The Flip Wilson Show” that aired from September 1970 until June 1974, as well as his character ‘Geraldine Jones’. Born Clerow Wilson, Jr., one of ten children, his father worked as a handyman during the Great Depression. When he was seven years old, his […]

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  • Florence Bates

    1888 - 1954

    Florence Bates (1888 - 1954)

    Actress. American stage, screen, and television figure. Was also an attorney.

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  • Florence Green

    1901 - 2012

    Florence Green (1901 - 2012)

    Florence Green was born at Edmonton, London to Frederick and Sarah (nėe Neal) Patterson. She joined the Women’s Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17, where she served as an officers’ mess steward. She worked in the officers’ mess at RAF Marham and was also based at Narborough airfield.  She moved […]

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  • Florence Harding

    1860 - 1924

    Florence Harding (1860 - 1924)

    She was born Florence Kling in Marion, Ohio, the eldest of three children of Amos Kling, a prominent Marion banker of German descent, and Louisa Bouton Kling, whose French Huguenot ancestors had fled religious persecution.  Aiming to become a concert pianist, Florence began studies at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, but at 19 she eloped […]

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  • Florence La Badie

    1888 - 1917

    Florence La Badie (1888 - 1917)

    While her film career is well documented, her early life is somewhat clouded in mystery, from who her real parents were to what her birth name actually was. She was adopted daughter of the La Badie family. Joseph E. La Badie, believed to have been born in Canada Montreal, Quebec, and said to have been […]

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  • Florence Lake

    1904 - 1980

    Florence Lake (1904 - 1980)

    Actress. Real name Florence Silverlake. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, she is probably best remembered for her roles in a series of short films playing the wives of actor Edgar Kennedy. The short films ran until Kennedy’s death in 1948. She was also the sister of actor Arthur Lake, best known for his role […]

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  • Florence Marly

    1919 - 1978

    Florence Marly (1919 - 1978)

    Florence Marly (2 June 1919 – 9 November 1978) was a Czech-born French film actress. During World War II, Marly moved to neutral Argentina with her Jewish husband the film director Pierre Chenal where she appeared in several films. She also acted in two of her husband’s films while they were in Chile. She played a […]

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  • Florence Nightingale

    1820 - 1910

    Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910)

    Florence Nightingale was born on 12 May 1820 into a rich, upper-class, well-connected British family at the Villa Colombaia, in Florence, Italy, and was named after the city of her birth. Florence’s older sister Frances Parthenope had similarly been named after her place of birth, Parthenopolis, a Greek settlement now part of the city of […]

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  • Florence Ryerson

    1892 - 1965

    Florence Ryerson (1892 - 1965)

    Florence Ryerson was born in Glendale, California. She was the daughter of Charles Dwight Willard and Mary McGregor. Charles Dwight Willard (1860-1914), journalist and political reformer, was an 1883 graduate of the University of Michigan, worked on the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Herald, and was author of The Fall of Ulysses – An […]

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  • Florentino Ameghino

    1854 - 1911

    Florentino Ameghino (1854 - 1911)

    Born in Luján, son of Italian immigrants, Ameghino was a self-taught naturalist, and focused his study on the lands of the southern Pampas. He formed one of the largest collections of fossils of the world at the time, which served him as base for numerous geological and paleontological studies. Ameghino was a leading pioneer in […]

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  • Floyd Cramer

    1933 - 1997

    Floyd Cramer (1933 - 1997)

    Floyd Cramer Musician. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was a self-taught pianist renowned as one of the one of the architects of the “Nashville Sound”. In 1955, he moved to Nashville and became one of the most sought after session musicians in town. He played on sessions to include Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Patsy […]

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  • Floyd Patterson

    1935 - 2006

    Floyd Patterson (1935 - 2006)

    Floyd Patterson He was a good guy in the bad world of boxing. He was mild, sweet, retiring, reclusive, impassive and ascetic. He spoke softly and never lost his boyhood shyness. Constantine (Cus) D’Amato, who died in 1985, trained Patterson throughout his professional career and called him “a kind of a stranger.” Red Smith, The […]

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  • Floyd Westerman

    1936 - 2007

    Floyd Westerman (1936 - 2007)

    Westerman was born Floyd Westerman (Kanghi Duta) on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, home of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, a federally recognized tribe. It is one of the tribes of the Eastern Dakota subgroup of the Great Sioux Nation, living within the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kanghi Duta means “Red Crow” in Dakota (one […]

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  • Fontella Bass

    1940 - 2012

    Fontella Bass (1940 - 2012)

    Fontella Bass was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass (a member of the Clara Ward Singers). She was the older sister of the R&B singer David Peaston. At an early age, Fontella showed great musical talent. At five years old she was providing the piano accompaniment for her grandmother’s […]

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