• Marjorie Main

    1890 - 1975

    Marjorie Main (1890 - 1975)

    Born Mary Tomlinson in Acton, Indiana, Main attended Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, and adopted a stage name to avoid embarrassing her father, Samuel J. Tomlinson (married to Jennie L. McGaughey), who was a church minister. She worked in vaudeville on the Chautauqua and Orpheum Circuits, and debuted on Broadway in 1916. Her first film was […]

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  • Tom Ewell

    1909 - 1994

    Tom Ewell (1909 - 1994)

    Ewell was born Samuel Yewell Tompkins in Owensboro, Kentucky. His family expected him to follow in their footsteps as lawyers or whiskey and tobacco dealers but Ewell decided to pursue acting instead. Ewell began acting in summer stock in 1928 with Don Ameche, before moving to New York City in 1931. He enrolled in the […]

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  • Roddy Piper

    1954 - 2015

    Roddy Piper (1954 - 2015)

    Roddy Piper “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, a pillar of professional wrestling in its 1980s heyday, who always wore a kilt into the ring because of his Scottish heritage, has died, TMZ reported Friday. He was 61. Piper, a Canadian whose real name is Roderick George Toombs, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006 but was declared […]

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  • Gordon Tootoosis

    1941 - 2011

    Gordon Tootoosis (1941 - 2011)

    His first acting role was in the film Alien Thunder (1974), with Chief Dan George and Donald Sutherland. He portrayed Albert Golo in 52 episodes of North of 60 in the 1990s. He is best known to British audiences for playing the Native American Joe Saugus, who negotiates the purchase of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge […]

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  • Johnny Torrio

    1882 - 1957

    Johnny Torrio (1882 - 1957)

    Johnny Torrio Born in a village near Naples, Torrio was brought to New York City by his widowed mother when he was two. He became a brothel-saloonkeeper and leader of the James Street Boys, allying them with the Five Points Gang (1904–08). He then rose to become a rackets boss (i.e., engaged in activities involving […]

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  • Ivan Tors

    1916 - 1983

    Ivan Tors (1916 - 1983)

    Ivan Tors wrote several plays in his natal country Hungary before moving to the United States just prior to World War II. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps then transferred to the Office of Strategic Services. Following the war he was contracted to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a screenwriter. In 1952 he made Storm over […]

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  • Eiji Toyoda

    1913 - 2013

    Eiji Toyoda (1913 - 2013)

    Toyoda studied mechanical engineering at Tokyo Imperial University from 1933 to 1936.  During this time his cousin Kiichiro established an automobile plant at the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works in the city of Nagoya in central Japan. Toyoda joined his cousin in the plant at the conclusion of his degree and throughout their lives they shared […]

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  • Spencer Tracy

    1900 - 1967

    Spencer Tracy (1900 - 1967)

    Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was an American actor, noted for his natural style and versatility. One of the major stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Spencer Tracy was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor and won two, sharing the record for nominations in that category with Laurence Olivier. Tracy […]

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  • Marvin Traub

    1925 - 2012

    Marvin Traub (1925 - 2012)

    Marvin Traub was born to a Jewish family on April 14, 1925 in New York City. Traub’s father Sam D. was an executive of a corset company and his mother Bea (née Bruckman), a saleswoman at Bonwit Teller. Traub graduated from Harvard University in 1947, although his studies were interrupted by service in Europe during […]

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  • John Tavener

    1944 - 2013

    John Tavener (1944 - 2013)

    Tavener was born on 28 January 1944 in Wembley, London. His parents ran a family building firm and his father was also an organist at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Frognal, Hampstead. At the age of 12, Tavener was taken to Glyndebourne to hear Mozart’s The Magic Flute, a work he loved for the rest […]

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  • Merle Travis

    1917 - 1983

    Merle Travis (1917 - 1983)

    Merle Travis Grammy Award-winning country music artist. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1977. He wrote the hit single, “Sixteen Tons,” in addition to several other hit records. He was well known for his legendary guitar work, and made an art form of his unique style of finger-picking. He was […]

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  • Chuck Traynor

    1937 - 2002

    Chuck Traynor (1937 - 2002)

    Charles Everett “Chuck” Traynor (August 21, 1937 – July 22, 2002) was an American pornographer. Traynor was a minor figure in the early US East Coast pornographic film industry and appeared in a number of short “loops” in the early 1970s, usually with his then wife, Linda Lovelace. He was the production manager during the production […]

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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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  • James Aubrey

    1947 - 2010

    James Aubrey (1947 - 2010)

    James Aubrey Tregidgo was born in 1947 in Klagenfurt, Austria. His parents were Major Aubrey James Tregidgo and Edna May Tregidgo (née Boxall). He was educated at the Wolmer’s Boys’ School in Kingston, Jamaica, the Windsor Boys’ School (Germany) and St. John’s School (Singapore). He married Agnes Kristin Hallander, although the marriage ended in divorce. […]

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  • Les Tremayne

    1913 - 2003

    Les Tremayne (1913 - 2003)

    In 1974, Tremayne commented, “I’ve been in more than 30 motion pictures, but it’s from radio … that most people remember me.” His radio career began in 1931, and during the 1930s and 1940s, Tremayne was heard in as many as 45 shows a week. Replacing Don Ameche, he starred in The First Nighter Program from […]

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  • Dorothy Tree

    1906 - 1992

    Dorothy Tree (1906 - 1992)

    She was born in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest of three daughters of Herman Triebitz (1877–1943) and Bertha Hert (1885–1967). Her sisters were Sylvia Triebitz (1911–1949) and Mildred “Mimi” Triebitz (1918–?) Her parents were born in Austria, and immigrated to the United States. Their native language was Yiddish. He was the proprietor of a shoe […]

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  • Cyril Ritchard

    1898 - 1977

    Cyril Ritchard (1898 - 1977)

    Cyril Ritchard was born Cyril Joseph Trimnell-Ritchard in Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, to Sydney-born parents, Herbert Trimnell-Ritchard, a Protestant grocer, and his wife Marguerite, a devout Roman Catholic who ensured her son was raised as a Roman Catholic. Educated by the Jesuits at St Aloysius’ College, Cyril was a lifelong devout Catholic who […]

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  • Charlie Trotter

    1959 - 2013

    Charlie Trotter (1959 - 2013)

    For five years after college, he worked and studied in Chicago, San Francisco (at the California Culinary Academy), Florida and Europe.  Trotter was the host of the 1999 PBS cooking show The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter, in which he details his recipes and cooking techniques. He likened cooking to an improvisational jazz session in […]

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  • Joseph L. Trueblood

    1956 - 2003

    Joseph L. Trueblood (1956 - 2003)

    Joseph L. Trueblood (December 26, 1956 – June 13, 2003), a 46-year-old white male, was executed by lethal injection at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana on June 13, 2003. Trueblood was found guilty of the 1988 murder of Susan Bowsher, a 23-year-old white female, Ashlyn Bowsher, a 2½-year-old white female, and William […]

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  • Harry Truman

    1884 - 1972

    Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

    Harry Truman 33rd United States President. He was the third vice president under Franklin Roosevelt and was in office but two months when the Presidency was thrust upon him by the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He faced unprecedented and defining challenges. The war in Europe was nearly over and President Truman wanted a quick […]

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  • Gaige Truman

    1906 - 2002

    Gaige Truman (1906 - 2002)

    Actor. He made appearances on television’s “Hallmark Hall of Fame” and movies, as well as in movies, such as his role as ‘Sam Pincus’ in “Grace Quigley”(1984). He also appeared on the Braodway stage, some of his original appearances were in “A Wonderful Night” (1929), “You Never Know” (1938), “Kismet” (1955), “Saratoga” (1960), and “Gigi” […]

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  • Bess Truman

    1885 - 1982

    Bess Truman (1885 - 1982)

    Bess Truman was born Elizabeth Virginia Wallace on February 13, 1885, to David Willock Wallace (1860–1903) and his wife, the former Margaret Elizabeth Gates (1862–1952), in Independence, Missouri, and was known as Bessie during her childhood. She was the eldest of four; three brothers: Frank Gates Wallace, (4 March 1887 – 12 August 1960), George […]

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  • Dalton Trumbo

    1905 - 1976

    Dalton Trumbo (1905 - 1976)

    Dalton Trumbo was born in Montrose, Colorado, the son of Maud (née Tillery) and Orus Bonham Trumbo. His family moved to Grand Junction in 1908. He was proud of his paternal ancestor, a Franco-Swiss immigrant named Jacob Trumbo (possibly anglicized spelling of Trumbeau), who settled in the colony of Virginia in 1736. Trumbo graduated from […]

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  • Tom Tryon

    1926 - 1991

    Tom Tryon (1926 - 1991)

    Thomas Tryon was born on January 14, 1926, in Hartford, Connecticut, as the son of Arthur Lane Tryon, a clothier and owner of Stackpole, Moore & Tryon. (He is often erroneously identified as the son of silent screen actor Glenn Tryon.)  He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific from 1943–1946 during and after […]

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  • Justin Tubb

    1933 - 1998

    Justin Tubb (1933 - 1998)

    Justin Tubb was an American country music singer and songwriter. Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was the oldest son of legendary country singer Ernest Tubb, known for popular songs like Blue Eyed Elaine. By 1954 Tubb made it on the country chart with two duets with Goldie Hill—(“Looking Back to See” and “Sure Fire […]

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  • Ernest Tubb

    1914 - 1984

    Ernest Tubb (1914 - 1984)

    Tubb was born on a cotton farm near Crisp, in Ellis County, Texas (now a ghost town). His father was a sharecropper, so Tubb spent his youth working on farms throughout the state. He was inspired by Jimmie Rodgers and spent his spare time learning to sing, yodel, and play the guitar. At age 19, he took a job as a singer on San Antonio radio […]

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  • Karla Faye Tucker

    1959 - 1998

    Karla Faye Tucker (1959 - 1998)

    Karla Tucker was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the youngest of three sisters. Her father Larry was a longshoreman. The marriage of her parents was very troubled, and Tucker started smoking cigarettes with her sisters when she was eight years old. At the age of 10, her parents divorced, and during the divorce proceedings, […]

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  • Sonny Tufts

    1911 - 1970

    Sonny Tufts (1911 - 1970)

    Bowen Charlton Tufts III (nicknamed “Sonny”) was born in Boston, Massachusetts into a prominent banking family. The Tufts family patriarch, Peter Tufts, sailed to America from Wilby, Norfolk, England in 1638. His great uncle was businessman and philanthropist Charles Tufts, for whom Tufts University is named. Sonny Tufts attended the Phillips Exeter Academy and later broke […]

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  • Deborah Turbeville

    1932 - 2013

    Deborah Turbeville (1932 - 2013)

    Deborah Lou Turbeville (July 6, 1932 – October 24, 2013) was an American fashion photographer. She is widely credited with adding a darker, more brooding element to fashion photography, beginning in the early 1970s. Turbeville is one of just three photographers, together with Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton, who essentially changed fashion photo shoots from […]

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  • Grant Turner

    1912 - 1991

    Grant Turner (1912 - 1991)

    Grant Turner Grant Turner, a Grand Ole Opry announcer for a half-century, died Saturday of a heart aneurysm. He was 79. As he had for 47 years, Mr. Turner worked the Friday night Opry show. He died six hours later at Saint Thomas Hospital. “He worked every Friday and Saturday night, every weekend, doing what […]

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