• Ernesto Alonso

    1917 - 2007

    Ernesto Alonso (1917 - 2007)

    Ernesto began his career as an uncredited extra in La Zandunga (1938), a movie starring Lupe Vélez. He then appeared in 1939’s “Papacito Lindo”. His popularity grew as he starred in many films of the 1940s, including “La Gallina Culeca”, “Historia de una gran Amor”, “El Padre Morelas”, “El Jorobado”, “La Corte del Faraon”, “Marina”, […]

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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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  • Pola Alonso

    1923 - 2004

    Pola Alonso (1923 - 2004)

    Cinema and T.V. actress, one of the most popular actresses of the Golden Age of Argentine Cinema. She participated in 15 movies and is well remembered for her marriage with the famed soccer player José Manuel Moreno.

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  • Murray Alper

    1904 - 1984

    Murray Alper (1904 - 1984)

    Actor. He had a memorable role as the ‘Taxi Cab company owner’ in the 1949 musical classic, “On the Town.”

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  • Robert Altman

    1925 - 2006

    Robert Altman (1925 - 2006)

    Altman was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Helen (née Matthews), a Mayflower descendant from Nebraska, and Bernard Clement Altman, a wealthy insurance salesman and amateur gambler, who came from an upper-class family. Altman’s ancestry was German, English and Irish; his paternal grandfather, Frank Altman, Sr., anglicized the spelling of the family name […]

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  • Leonard Alvarado

    1947 - 1969

    Leonard Alvarado (1947 - 1969)

    Alvarado was born in Bakersfield, California on Feb. 13, 1947, and enlisted in the U. S. Army on July 25, 1968, serving in the Vietnam War. He was killed in action, leaving behind his wife and a young daughter.  Alvarado distinguished himself on Aug. 12, 1969, while serving as a rifleman during a mission to […]

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  • Don Alvarado

    1904 - 1967

    Don Alvarado (1904 - 1967)

    Actor. He got his first break as an extra in “Mademoiselle Midnight” in 1924, after which his film roles grew in importance until he became established as a second-string “Latin lover” type in many late silents and early talkies such as “Loves of Carmen”, “Drums of Love”, “Battle of The Sexes” and “Breakfast at Sunrise”. […]

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  • Francisco Alvarez

    1892 - 1960

    Francisco Alvarez (1892 - 1960)

    Famed stage and cinema actor. He participated in 52 movies.

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  • Karla Alvarez

    1972 - 2013

    Karla Alvarez (1972 - 2013)

    Actress. A gorgeous brunette, she was a type-cast villainess of the Mexican small screen for 20 years. Raised in her country’s capital city, she took to show business early, studied at the National School of Dance, and made her 1992 television debut as Rosario in “Maria Mercedes”. Over the next two decades she was a […]

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  • Anicee Alvina

    1953 - 2006

    Anicee Alvina (1953 - 2006)

    Actress. Real name Anicee Shahmanesh. Born in Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, to an Iranian father and French mother, she appeared mainly in international films during the 1970s. She is best known for her co-starring roles in the 1971 movie “Friends” and its sequel “Paul and Michelle” (1974). Alvina’s uninhibited nude scenes in these and other films gave […]

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  • Kirk Alyn

    1910 - 1999

    Kirk Alyn (1910 - 1999)

    Actor. Best remembered for being the first on-screen ‘Superman.’ As the superhero, he appeared in the film serials of the 1940s and 1950s, including. “Superman” (1948) and “Atom Man VS. Superman” (1950). Born John Feggio Jr., in Oxford, New Jersey, in 1910, he began his career as a chorus boy on broadway and as an […]

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  • Alois Alzheimer

    1864 - 1915

    Alois Alzheimer (1864 - 1915)

    Alois Alzheimer was born in Marktbreit, Bavaria on 14 June 1864. His father served in the office of notary public in the family’s hometown.  Alzheimer attended Aschaffenburg, Tübingen, Berlin, and Würzburg universities. He received a medical degree at Würzburg University in 1886. In the following year, he spent five months assisting mentally ill women, before […]

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  • Eisei Amamoto

    1926 - 2003

    Eisei Amamoto (1926 - 2003)

    Actor. He was perennially cast as the bad guy, particularly in most of the films by director Okamoto Kihachi. Most famous for the role of ‘Mr Death’ in the popular “Kamen Rider” superhero TV series and as ‘Dr. Who’ in “King Kong Escapes.” His most recent high-profile role was as the mysterious old man in […]

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  • Otome Amatsu

    2021 - 1980

    Otome Amatsu (2021 - 1980)

    Actress. Popular performer of the Takarazuka Revue Theater Company.

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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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  • Herman Amberg

    1970 - 1926

    Herman Amberg (1970 - 1926)

    Herman Amberg Organized Crime Figure. Along with his brothers Louis “Pretty” and Joseph Amberg, they were the most feared gangsters in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1920s and 1930s. Hyman was arrested for the murder of a Brooklyn jeweler in 1926 and placed in the “Tombs” jail in […]

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  • Joseph Amberg

    1892 - 1935

    Joseph Amberg (1892 - 1935)

    Organized Crime Figure. He along with his brothers Louis “Pretty” and Hyman Amberg were the most feared gangsters in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1920s and 1930s On September 30,1935, Joseph Amberg and Morris Kessler (one of his henchmen) were lined-up against the wall of an auto repair […]

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  • Louis Amberg

    1897 - 1935

    Louis Amberg (1897 - 1935)

    In 1935, Joseph Amberg was killed. On October 23, 1935 (the same day Dutch Schultz was murdered) Louis Amberg’s body was found in a burning car in Brooklyn, charred beyond recognition. He was killed with an ax and a shotgun blast, put in a car and set on fire. It took several days for him […]

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  • Eric Ambler

    1909 - 1998

    Eric Ambler (1909 - 1998)

    Eric Ambler was born in London into a family of entertainers who ran a puppet show, with which he helped in his early years. Both parents also worked as music hall artists. Later he studied engineering at Northampton Polytechnic in Islington (now City University, London), and served a traineeship with an engineering company. However, his […]

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  • Eileen Ambrose

    1925 - 2004

    Eileen Ambrose (1925 - 2004)

    Eileen Ambrose She will be greatly missed by her loving husband Frank, her family, her many friends and her adorable four legged son Sir Winston II–who affectionately knew Frank and Terry as the “King and Queen of Lithuania”. Terry was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan July 1, 1925 and has lived in the Detroit and […]

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  • Martha Carson

    1921 - 2004

    Martha Carson (1921 - 2004)

    Martha Carson Things began to change after Carson met Fred Rose in Nashville. He helped convince Capitol to let her record alone, and in 1951 she made her solo-single debut with “Satisfied”, a gospel song she had written in response to audience disapproval over her divorce. The combination of Carson’s powerful alto voice and the […]

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  • Don Ameche

    1908 - 1993

    Don Ameche (1908 - 1993)

    Actor, Singer. He was born Dominic Felix Amici in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to a father who was a saloon keeper. At eleven he was attending St. Birchman’s Boys Academy in Marion, Iowa, where the acting bug bit. While enrolled at Loras College in Dubuque he was deemed a promising actor. A stay in Chicago resulted in […]

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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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  • Philip John Amelio II

    1977 - 2005

    Philip John Amelio II (1977 - 2005)

    Child Actor. Amelio is best known for his television role as ‘Scott Parker Chandler’ on the long-running soap opera series, “All My Children” from 1988 to 1991. Amelio’s character was the son of Stuart and Cindy Chandler, Adam Chandler’s brother and sister-in-law. In a later episode Cindy died from AIDS. Amelio’s other roles included, an […]

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  • Ferruccio Amendola

    1930 - 2001

    Ferruccio Amendola (1930 - 2001)

    Actor, dubber. The nephew of director/writer Mario Amendola, he made his cinema debut in the early 1930s. After years of revue stage, cinema and TV, he devoted himself almost exclusively to dubbing and he gave his voice to some of the biggest male stars in Hollywood; including Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino […]

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  • Adelbert Ames

    1835 - 1933

    Adelbert Ames (1835 - 1933)

    Ames graduated from the United States Military Academy on May 6, 1861, standing fifth in his class of 45. On that same date he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Artillery. Eight days later he was promoted to first lieutenant and was assigned to the 5th U.S. Artillery. During the First Battle […]

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  • Ramsay Ames

    1919 - 1998

    Ramsay Ames (1919 - 1998)

    Actress. Born Phillips Ames, she was a dancer and a model at the Eastman Kodak-sponsored fashion show at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Invited to a screen test at Columbia Studios California, she made her film debut in “Two Senoritas from Chicago” (1943). She became a very popular B-movie leading lady appearing in films […]

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  • Adrienne Ames

    1903 - 1947

    Adrienne Ames (1903 - 1947)

    Actress. Born Adrienne Ruth McClure, she played in films such as “The Death Kiss,” “George White’s Scandals” and “The Road to Reno.” Married for a time to actor Bruce Cabot, she leaves films business in 1941 and becomes a commentator on a New York City radio station, interviewing celebrities and dispensing beauty suggestions.

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  • Robert Ames

    1889 - 1931

    Robert Ames (1889 - 1931)

    Actor. He has garnered acclaim for his roles on both stage and screen. Most remembered as ‘Jack Merrick’ in the “The Trespasser,” with Gloria Swanson and Wally Albright. Other film credits include: “Double Cross Roads,” “Voice of the City” and “Behind Office Doors.” Married for a time to actress Vivienne Segal.

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  • Andre Marie Amphere

    1775 - 1836

    Andre Marie Amphere (1775 - 1836)

    Andre-Marie Ampère was born on 20 January 1775 to Jean-Jacques Ampère, a prosperous businessman, and Jeanne Antoinette Desutières-Sarcey Ampère during the height of the French Enlightenment. He spent his childhood and adolescence at the family property at Poleymieux-au-Mont-d’Or near Lyon. Jean-Jacques Ampère, a successful merchant, was an admirer of the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose […]

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