• Margaret Thatcher

    1925 - 2013

    Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013)

    Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts, 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013), was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the […]

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  • John Thaw

    1942 - 2002

    John Thaw (1942 - 2002)

    Thaw was born in Longsight, Manchester, to working class parents Dorothy (née Ablott) and John, a long-distance lorry driver. Thaw had a difficult childhood as his mother left when he was seven years old and he did not see her again for 12 years. His younger brother, Raymond Stuart “Ray” emigrated to Australia in the […]

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  • Balto

    1919 - 1933

    Balto (1919 - 1933)

    In January 1925 doctors realized that a potentially deadly diphtheria epidemic was poised to sweep through Nome’s young people. The only serum that could stop the outbreak was in Anchorage, Alaska, approximately 1,000 miles (1609 km) away. The engine of the only aircraft that could quickly deliver the medicine was frozen and would not start. […]

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  • Betsy von Furstenberg

    1931 - 2015

    Betsy von Furstenberg (1931 - 2015)

    Betsy von Furstenberg was born Elizabeth Caroline Maria Agatha Felicitas Therese, Freiin von Fürstenberg-Herdringen in Arnsberg. Her parents were Franz-Egon, Graf (Count) von Fürstenberg-Herdringen (1896–1975) and his first wife, Elizabeth Foster Johnson (1899–1961), a native of Memphis, Tennessee. Her stepmothers were Gloria Rubio, Clara Ghyczy, and Joan Siegel. She has two half siblings from her father’s […]

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  • Janet Carroll

    1940 - 2012

    Janet Carroll (1940 - 2012)

    Janet Carroll was born Janet Thiese in Chicago, the daughter of Hilda Catherine (Patton) and George Nicholas Thiese. She received formal theatrical training and began acting professionally in the late 1960s, appearing in numerous productions in local theaters. She then became a regular at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, where she acted during five […]

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  • Lynne Thigpen

    1948 - 2003

    Lynne Thigpen (1948 - 2003)

    Born in Joliet, Illinois, Thigpen obtained a degree in teaching. She taught English in high school briefly while studying theatre and dance at the University of Illinois. Thigpen moved to New York City in 1971 to begin her career as a stage actress. She had a long and prolific theater career, and appeared in numerous […]

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  • Mary Thom

    1944 - 2013

    Mary Thom (1944 - 2013)

    Thom was born in Akron, Ohio in 1944. Her father was an engineer. He worked in the steel industry. Her mother worked from home as a homemaker. Thom listened to jazz and enjoyed Shakespeare. She credits these two interests at triggering her interest in activism. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1966. While there, […]

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  • Derrick Thomas

    1967 - 2000

    Derrick Thomas (1967 - 2000)

    Born in Miami, Florida, Thomas was raised by his mother. His father, Air Force Captain and B-52 pilot Robert James Thomas, died during a mission in the Vietnam War. Thomas started playing football when he was three years old. He played high school football at South Miami Senior High School. Alongside Cornelius Bennett and later Keith McCants, Thomas spearheaded one of the best defensive lines in college […]

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  • Anne Haney

    1934 - 2001

    Anne Haney (1934 - 2001)

    Haney appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Survivors” as Rishon Uxbridge, and later appeared as a Bajoran arbitrator in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Dax”. She was a regular guest-star during the syndicated run of Mama’s Family, playing Alberta Meechum, the nemesis of Thelma Harper. On Our House she […]

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  • Shannon Thomas

    1971 - 2005

    Shannon Thomas (1971 - 2005)

    Thomas and Keith Bernard Clay’s intention on Christmas Eve was to rob the two children’s father, Roberto Rios, a small-time marijuana and cocaine dealer, of his drugs and money. In the early afternoon Rios was duct taped to a chair, severely beaten, tortured with a pair of shears and shot twice in the head and […]

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  • Dave Thomas

    1932 - 2002

    Dave Thomas (1932 - 2002)

    Dave Thomas was born on July 2, 1932 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to a young unmarried woman he never knew. He was adopted at 6 weeks by Rex and Auleva Thomas,[2] and as an adult became a well-known advocate for adoption, founding the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. After his adoptive mother’s death when […]

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  • Dorothy Thompson

    1893 - 1961

    Dorothy Thompson (1893 - 1961)

    Dorothy Thompson was born in Lancaster, New York, in 1893 to Margaret and Peter Thompson. Margaret died when Dorothy was seven (in 1901), leaving Peter, a Methodist preacher, to raise his daughter alone. Peter soon remarried, but Dorothy did not get along with his new wife, Elizabeth Abbott Thompson. In 1908, Peter sent Dorothy to […]

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  • Uncle Jimmy Thompson

    1970 - 1970

    Uncle Jimmy Thompson (1970 - 1970)

    Uncle Jimmy Thompson In 1925, the National Life and Accident Insurance Company established WSM, the first radio station in Nashville that could reach a regional audience. In September of that year, WSM began airing rural musicians from the Nashville area, namely Humphrey Bate, Sid Harkreader, and Uncle Dave Macon. Realizing the popularity of old-time music, […]

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  • John Dall

    1920 - 1971

    John Dall (1920 - 1971)

    John Dall Thompson (he used his middle name for his acting career) was born in New York City on 26 May 1920, the younger son of Charles Jenner Thompson (1873-1929) and his wife Henry (née Worthington). (Sources which cite Dall’s birth name as John Jenner Thompson and his birth year as 1918 appear to be […]

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  • Merle Oberon

    1911 - 1979

    Merle Oberon (1911 - 1979)

    Estelle Merle Thompson was born in Bombay, British India on 19 February 1911. According to some sources, her birth name was Estelle Merle O’Brien Thompson. Merle was given “Queenie” as a nickname, in honour of Queen Mary, who visited India along with King George V in 1911.  Over the years, Oberon obscured her parentage. Some […]

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  • Betty Hutton

    1921 - 2007

    Betty Hutton (1921 - 2007)

    Betty Hutton Ms. Hutton, a brassy, energetic performer with a voice that could sound like a fire alarm, had the lead role in the 1950 film version of Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” and a starring role in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1952 spectacular, “The Greatest Show on Earth.” She was known for her renditions […]

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  • Sybil Thorndike

    1882 - 1976

    Sybil Thorndike (1882 - 1976)

    Sybil Thorndike was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, to Arthur Thorndike and Agnes Macdonald. Her father was a Canon of Rochester Cathedral. She was educated at Rochester Grammar School for Girls, and first trained as a classical pianist, making weekly visits to London for music lessons at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her childhood home […]

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  • Stephen Thorne

    1953 - 1986

    Stephen Thorne (1953 - 1986)

    Stephen Douglas Thorne (February 11, 1953 – May 24, 1986) was an American Naval officer and a NASA astronaut candidate.  He was born on February 11, 1953, in Frankfurt, Germany, and graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1975. He was a Navy fighter pilot from 1976 until he became a test pilot in 1981. […]

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  • Larry Thor

    1916 - 1976

    Larry Thor (1916 - 1976)

    A native of Lundar, Manitoba, Canada, Larry Thor was a soldier, a construction worker, a farmer, and a rancher before he went into broadcasting. His first experience in radio came in 1937 as an unpaid singer at CFAR in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. He soon became the writer for CFAR, a job he held for […]

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  • Frank Thring

    1926 - 1994

    Frank Thring (1926 - 1994)

    Thring was born in Melbourne, the son of Frank Thring Snr. (known as F. W. Thring) and Olive (née Kreitmeyer), and was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School. His father was the head of the theatrical firm J. C. Williamson’s in the 1920s, and subsequently Efftee Studios in the 1930s, in Melbourne, Australia. He has […]

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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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  • Lawrence Tibbett

    1896 - 1960

    Lawrence Tibbett (1896 - 1960)

    Lawrence Tibbett was born Lawrence Mervil Tibbet (with a single final “t”) on November 16, 1896 in Bakersfield, California. His father was a part-time deputy sheriff, killed in a shootout with desperado Jim McKinney in 1903. Tibbett grew up in Los Angeles, earning money by singing in church choirs and at funerals. He graduated from […]

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  • Gene Tierney

    1920 - 1991

    Gene Tierney (1920 - 1991)

    Tierney was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Howard Sherwood Tierney and Belle Lavina Taylor. She was named after a beloved uncle, who died young. She had an elder brother, Howard Sherwood “Butch” Tierney, Jr., and a younger sister, Patricia “Pat” Tierney. Their father was a successful insurance broker of Irish descent, their […]

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  • Pat Tillman

    1976 - 2004

    Pat Tillman (1976 - 2004)

    Tillman was born on November 6, 1976, in Fremont, California. The eldest of three sons, with Kevin and Richard as the other two, Tillman excelled at football. He went to Bret Harte Middle School and helped lead Leland High School to the Central Coast Division I Football Championship. Tillman then went to Arizona State University on a football scholarship. Tillman was […]

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  • Bud Tingwell

    1923 - 2009

    Bud Tingwell (1923 - 2009)

    Tingwell was born in the Sydney suburb of Coogee, the son of William Harvey Tingwell and Enid (née Green). As an adolescent, his father encouraged him to be an accountant, but Tingwell failed the entrance exam. While still at school, he became a cadet at Sydney radio station 2CH, soon becoming the youngest radio announcer […]

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  • Kenneth Tobey

    1917 - 2002

    Kenneth Tobey (1917 - 2002)

    Born in Oakland, California, Tobey was headed for a law career when he first dabbled in acting at the University of California Little Theater. That experience led to a year-and-a-half of study at New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included fellow University of California at Berkeley alumnus Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach, and Tony Randall. […]

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  • Thelma Todd

    1905 - 1935

    Thelma Todd (1905 - 1935)

    Todd was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts to John and Alice Todd, and was a bright student who achieved good academic results. She intended to become a school teacher. However, in her late teens, she began entering beauty pageants, winning the title of Miss Massachusetts in 1925. While representing her home state, she was spotted by […]

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  • Ugo Tognazzi

    1922 - 1990

    Ugo Tognazzi (1922 - 1990)

    Ugo Tognazzi was born in Cremona, in northern Italy but spent his youth in various localities as his father was a traveller clerk for an insurance company. After his return to his native city in 1936, he worked in a salami production plant. During World War II, he was inducted into the Army and returned home […]

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  • Leo Tolstoy

    1828 - 1910

    Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

    Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910), also known as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, philosopher and playwright who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Tolstoy was a master of realistic fiction and is widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best […]

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  • David Tomlinson

    1917 - 2000

    David Tomlinson (1917 - 2000)

    Tomlinson was born in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire on 7 May 1917, to a well-respected London solicitor father. He attended Tonbridge School and left to join the Grenadier Guards for 16 months. His father then secured him a job as a clerk at Shell Mex House. His stage career grew from amateur stage productions to his 1940 film […]

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