• Jack Anglin

    1916 - 1963

    Jack Anglin (1916 - 1963)

    Jack Anglin The youngest of 10 children, Anglin learned to play guitar as a child and at an early age was singing in a trio with his brothers, Jim and Van (aka Red). Jack wrote songs, and the three began to appear at local venues and radio as the Anglin Brothers. He relocated to Nashville […]

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  • Margaret Anglin-Hull

    1876 - 1958

    Margaret Anglin-Hull (1876 - 1958)

    Stage Actress. At the peak of her career, she was one of the leading stage actresses in the world. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, her father was T.W. Anglin, speaker of the House of Commons for Canada. His career and her upper-class upbringing had her moving frequently as a child, attending schools in Montreal, Moncton, and […]

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  • Evelyn Ankers

    1918 - 1985

    Evelyn Ankers (1918 - 1985)

    Actress. Born in Chile, she was the leading lady of Universal’s horror movies known as “The Queen of the Screamers”. She made over fifty films from 1936 to 1950, to include “Bells of St. Mary’s” (1937), “The Wolfman” (1941), “The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942), “Son of Dracula” (1943), “The Mad Ghoul” (1943), “The Invisible Man’s […]

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  • Morris Ankrum

    1896 - 1964

    Morris Ankrum (1896 - 1964)

    Actor. Born Stephen Morris Nussbaum, he was a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, when he started an acting career performing in Hopalong Cassidy westerns in the 1930s. His film credits were largely concentrated in the western and science fiction films such as “Hills of Old Wyoming” (1937), “north of the […]

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  • Ken Annakin

    1914 - 2009

    Ken Annakin (1914 - 2009)

    Annakin was born in and grew up in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire where he attended the grammar school. He began his career in feature films following an early experience making documentaries. Injured in the Liverpool blitz, he joined the RAF Film Unit, where he worked as camera operator on propaganda films for the Ministry […]

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  • Angelo Bruno

    1910 - 1980

    Angelo Bruno (1910 - 1980)

    Angelo Bruno In 1959, Bruno succeeded Joseph Ida as boss of the Philadelphia family. Over the next 20 years, Bruno successfully avoided the intense media and law enforcement scrutiny and outbursts of violence that plagued other crime families. Bruno himself avoided lengthy prison terms despite several arrests; his longest term was two years for refusing […]

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  • Mathilde Franziska Anneke

    1817 - 1884

    Mathilde Franziska Anneke (1817 - 1884)

    Mathilde Franziska Anneke (April 3, 1817 – November 25, 1884) was a German feminist, socialist, and newspaper editor, owner, and reporter. Born Mathilde Franziska Giesler, her first marriage to Alfred von Tabouillot, a rich wine merchant, ended in divorce. The ensuing custody battle over the children influenced her feminist views greatly. She later married Fritz […]

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  • Walter Annenberg

    1908 - 2002

    Walter Annenberg (1908 - 2002)

    Walter Annenberg was born to a Jewish family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 13, 1908. He was the only son of Sadie Cecelia née Freedman (1879–1965) and Moses “Moe” Louis Annenberg, who published the Daily Racing Form and purchased The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1936. Annenberg was a stutterer since childhood.  He had seven sisters, whose […]

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  • Nikolay Annenkov

    1899 - 1999

    Nikolay Annenkov (1899 - 1999)

    Actor. He was born in Inzhaviono, Russia. He become one of the leading actors of the Russian stage, and was named People’s Artist of the USSR in 1960. His career spanned from 1922 to his death in 1999, appearing in more than 200 roles with the Maly Theater. In cinema, he appeared in “Giber Orla” […]

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  • Walter Chiari

    1924 - 1991

    Walter Chiari (1924 - 1991)

    Born in Verona, Walter Chiari achieved a certain degree of international success in films such as The Little Hut (1957), Bonjour Tristesse (1958), Chimes at Midnight (1966), and The Valachi Papers (1972). He appeared opposite Anna Magnani in Luchino Visconti’s film Bellissima (1951). In the late 1950s and ’60s he was one of the main protagonists […]

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  • Rodney “Yokozuna” Anoai

    1966 - 2000

    Rodney “Yokozuna” Anoai (1966 - 2000)

    Anoaʻi’s career in professional wrestling began as he grew up in a family full of wrestlers, the Anoaʻi family. His uncles were the Wild Samoans, Afa and Sika, who trained him from an early age in the family business. Anoa’i took on the name of the Great Kokina while wrestling overseas in Japan. He also […]

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  • Michael Ansara

    1922 - 2013

    Michael Ansara (1922 - 2013)

    Actor. He is best remembered as playing Cochise on the television series “Broken Arrow” and Klingon commander ‘Kang’ on three separate “Star Trek” television series. Born to American parents in a small Syrian village, he came to the US when he was two years old, residing first in Lowell, Massachusetts before the family moved to […]

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  • Michael Ansara

    1922 - 2013

    Michael Ansara (1922 - 2013)

    Michael Ansara Michael George Ansara was born in a small village in Syria, and his family emigrated to the United States when he was two years old. They resided in Lowell, Massachusetts, for a decade before moving to California. He originally wanted to be a physician, but developed a passion for becoming a performer after […]

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  • Albert Anselmi

    1883 - 1929

    Albert Anselmi (1883 - 1929)

    Albert Anselmi Organized Crime Figure. Born in Marsala, Sicily in 1884, Albert Anselmi became involved with the Mafia early in his life. Escaping the relatives of one of his murder victims, he fled to America around 1912 and entered the country illegally through the Gulf Coast, eventually settling on “The Hill”, the Italian community of […]

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  • Gerald Anthony

    1951 - 2004

    Gerald Anthony (1951 - 2004)

    Actor. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Anthony is best remembered for his television roles in soap operas inlcuding, ‘Marco Dane’ from 1977 to 1986, 1989 to 1990, and ‘Dr. Mario Corelli’ in 1978, on “One Life To Live,” ‘Rick Madison’ from 1991 to 1992, on “Another World,” and again as ‘Marco Dane’ from 1992 tom […]

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  • Susan B. Anthony

    1820 - 1906

    Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

    Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, to Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read in Adams, Massachusetts, the second oldest of seven children. Her family shared a passion for social reform. Her brothers Daniel and Merritt moved to Kansas to support the anti-slavery movement there. Merritt fought with John Brown against pro-slavery forces during […]

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  • Daniel Read Anthony

    1824 - 1904

    Daniel Read Anthony (1824 - 1904)

    Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts, one of eight children born to Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read. His older sister was Susan B. Anthony.  Anthony first came to Kansas in 1854 as part of the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company to fight against the extension of slavery to the Kansas Territory. He settled in Leavenworth in […]

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  • Chris Antley

    1966 - 2000

    Chris Antley (1966 - 2000)

    Christopher Wiley Antley (January 6, 1966 – December 2, 2000) was a champion American jockey.  He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but grew up in Elloree, South Carolina. He left school at sixteen to ride horses professionally at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. His first win was on a horse named Vaya Con […]

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  • Laura Antonelli

    1941 - 2015

    Laura Antonelli (1941 - 2015)

    Laura Antonelli was born Laura Antonaz in Pola, Italy (present-day Pula, Croatia), former capital of Istria. She moved with her family first to Genoa and then to Venice, before they all eventually settled in Naples. She had a childhood interest in education, and as a teenager she became proficient at gymnastics. In an interview for […]

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  • Michelangelo Antonioni

    1912 - 2007

    Michelangelo Antonioni (1912 - 2007)

    Antonioni was born into a prosperous family of landowners in Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, in northern Italy. He was the son of Elisabetta (née Roncagli) and Ismaele Antonioni. The director explained to Italian film critic Aldo Tassone:  My childhood was a happy one. My mother… was a warm and intelligent woman who had been a labourer […]

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  • Harry Antrim

    1884 - 1967

    Harry Antrim (1884 - 1967)

    Actor in 25 films and 44 films including: “Desire,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “The Heiress,” “Ma and Pa Kettle,” “no Man of Her Own,” “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Elmer Gantry,” and “The Monkey’s Uncle.”

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  • Rafaela Aparicio

    1906 - 1996

    Rafaela Aparicio (1906 - 1996)

    Popular stage and screen character actress. She is best remembered for her films “Atraco a las Tres” (1962), “Sor Citroen” (1967), “El Extraño Viaje” (1967), “La Casa de los Martínez” (1971), “Mamá Cumple 100 Años” (1979), “El Sur” (1982), “El Mar y el Tiempo” (1989), “Mala Yerba” (1991), and “Oh, Cielos” (1994), which she played […]

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  • Dr. Virginia Apgar

    1909 - 1974

    Dr. Virginia Apgar (1909 - 1974)

    The youngest of three children, Apgar was born and raised in Westfield, New Jersey, graduating from Westfield High School in 1925. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1929, where she studied zoology with minors in physiology and chemistry, and from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (CUCPS) in 1933. She completed a […]

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  • Jeremy Elliot Applegate

    1965 - 2000

    Jeremy Elliot Applegate (1965 - 2000)

    Actor. Appeared in the role of ‘Peter Dawson,’ the straight laced friend to Veronica (played by Wynona Ryder), in the hit movie “Heathers” in 1989. Through the 1980s, he had many guest star and recurring roles on shows like “My Two Dads,” “Our House,” and “21 Jump Street.”

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  • Royce Applegate

    1939 - 2003

    Royce Applegate (1939 - 2003)

    Actor. A television and motion picture character actor for over 30 years, he appeared on television’s “Seaquest DSV,” as well as movies such as “The Rookie,” “Gettysburg,” and “Splash.” His final role was in 2003’s “Gods and Generals” where he reprised the role of Civil War Confederate Brig. Gen. James L. Kemper that he played […]

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  • Nathan Appleton

    1779 - 1861

    Nathan Appleton (1779 - 1861)

    Appleton was born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, the son of Isaac Appleton and his wife Mary Adams. Appleton’s father was a church deacon, and Nathan was brought up in the “strictest form of Calvinistic Congregationalism.” He was educated in the New Ipswich Academy. He then entered Dartmouth College in 1794, however, that same year […]

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  • François Arago

    1786 - 1853

    François Arago (1786 - 1853)

    Arago was born at Estagel, a small village of 3000 near Perpignan, in the département of Pyrénées-Orientales, France, where his father held the position of Treasurer of the Mint.  Arago was the eldest of four brothers. Jean (1788–1836) emigrated to North America and became a general in the Mexican army. Jacques Étienne Victor (1799–1855) took […]

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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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  • Roscoe Arbuckle

    1887 - 1933

    Roscoe Arbuckle (1887 - 1933)

    Legendary Comic-actor. Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle was born on March 24, 1887 in Smith Center, Kansas. His family was poor, constantly struggling and on the move. When he was just a year old, he and his family moved to California. Roscoe grew into an overweight child and local children gave him the nickname of “Fatty” which […]

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  • Maclyn Arbuckle

    1866 - 1931

    Maclyn Arbuckle (1866 - 1931)

    Actor. Arbuckle was a cousin of actor/comedian Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, and brother of actor Andrew Arbuckle. He appeared in the films, “The Gilded Highway” (1926), “Lure Of The Track” (1925), “The Old Gang Of Mine” (1925), “The Thoroughbred” (1925), “Janice Meredith” (1924), “Yolanda” (1924), “Broadway Broke” (1924), “Squire Phin” (1922), “Mr. Bingle” (1922), “The Young […]

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