• Allan Arbus

    1918 - 2013

    Allan Arbus (1918 - 2013)

    Actor. He is best remembered for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on the television series M*A*S*H. Born Allan Franklin Arbus to Jewish parents in New York City, New York, his father was a stockbroker. He developed an interest in acting when he won a part in a play at DeWitt Clinton High School […]

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  • George Archainbaud

    1890 - 1959

    George Archainbaud (1890 - 1959)

    In the beginning of his career he worked on stage as an actor and manager. He came to the United States in 1915, and started his film career as an assistant director to Emile Chautard at the World Film Company in Fort Lee, New Jersey. In 1917 he made his own directorial debut As Man […]

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  • Belle Archer

    1858 - 1900

    Belle Archer (1858 - 1900)

    Actress. Though few people remember her today, she was at one time a nationally renowned actress of the stage. Known for her beauty, style, grace, and acting excellence, she was reputed to be the most photographed stage actress of the 1890’s. During her career she was as well known and respected as any film actress […]

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  • Reinaldo Arenas

    1943 - 1990

    Reinaldo Arenas (1943 - 1990)

    Arenas was born in the countryside, in the northern part of the Province of Oriente, Cuba, and later moved to the city of Holguín. In 1963, he moved to Havana to enroll in the School of Planification and, later, in the Faculty of Letters at the Universidad de La Habana, where he studied philosophy and […]

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  • Imperio Argentina

    1910 - 2003

    Imperio Argentina (1910 - 2003)

    Acclaimed Singer and Actress. She was born in Argentina, but she developed almost her career in Spain, become one of the most importants Spanish Singer of Copla (Popular spanish songs). She triumphed in Spain and South America. She also triumphed in cinema in the 30’s and 40’s. She is best remembered for her films: “La […]

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  • Victor Argo

    1934 - 2004

    Victor Argo (1934 - 2004)

    Actor. Tough-guy actor who played heavies, hoodlums and detectives in films like “Mean Streets” (1973) with Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel. The Martin Scorsese “Taxi Driver” (1976)(as the deli owner), “King of New York” (1990) as Roy Bishop with Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, and Steve Buscemi, and “Ghost Dog: The […]

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  • Alexis Argüello

    1952 - 2009

    Alexis Argüello (1952 - 2009)

    Alexis Argüello found dead July 1, 2009, Managua), Nicaraguan professional boxer who was world featherweight, junior lightweight, and lightweight champion between 1974 and 1982. Arguello, who became a professional fighter in 1968, fought only in his homeland until 1974, when he went to Panama to seek the World Boxing Association’s featherweight title. Arguello lost this match in […]

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  • West Arkeen

    1960 - 1997

    West Arkeen (1960 - 1997)

    Aaron West Arkeen was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France and grew up in San Diego. He was the grandson of Russian-Jewish immigrants to America and the son of a career U. S. Army Master Sergeant, Morris Arkeen. He was born in France while his father was serving overseas. He started playing guitar at the age of […]

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  • David Arkin

    1941 - 1991

    David Arkin (1941 - 1991)

    Arkin had an “introducing” credit in I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968) and brief appearances in Valley of the Dolls (1967), All the President’s Men (1976), and Cannonball (1976).  His television credits include Hawaii Five-O, Whitney and the Robot, and a season-long appearance as the character Gabriel Kaye in the CBS television series Storefront […]

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  • Richard Arkwright

    1732 - 1792

    Richard Arkwright (1732 - 1792)

    Richard Arkwright, the youngest of 13 children, was born in Preston, Lancashire, England on 23 December 1732. His father, Thomas, was a tailor and a Preston Guild burgess. The family is recorded in the Preston Guild Rolls now held by Lancashire Record Office. Richard’s parents, Sarah and Thomas, could not afford to send him to […]

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  • John Arledge

    1907 - 1947

    John Arledge (1907 - 1947)

    Actor. Born Johnson Lundy Arledge, he performed in vaudeville and on stage, making his big screen debut in “King of Jazz” (1930). A veteran of nearly fifty films, his credits included “Heart Break” (1931),”County Fair” (1937), “Gone With the Wind” (1939), “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940), “Ski Patrol” (1940), “Cheers for Miss Bishop” (1941) and […]

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  • Roone Arledge

    1931 - 2002

    Roone Arledge (1931 - 2002)

    Arledge was born the son of a North Carolina lawyer, mother Gertrude, from Polk County NC, who moved to New York City in search of opportunity. Arledge attended Wellington C. Mepham High School on Long Island where he wrestled and played baseball. Upon graduation, he decided that sportswriting was what he wanted to do in […]

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  • Richard Arlen

    1898 - 1976

    Richard Arlen (1898 - 1976)

    Actor. Born Cornelius Richard Van Mattimore, in Charlottesville, Virginia, he served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War I. While working as a motorcycle messenger for a film laboratory, he was injured in an accident at Paramount Studios in the early 1920s. When he later went to the studio to […]

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  • George Arliss

    1868 - 1946

    George Arliss (1868 - 1946)

    Actor. Appearing on stage and in motion pictures, he is best known for his portrayal of famous historical personalities. He began his acting career in 1887 but did not gain his popularity until around 1900-1901 when he appeared with British actress, Mrs Patrick Campbell in London during the stage season. In 1902 he appeared on […]

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  • Dimitra Arliss

    1932 - 2012

    Dimitra Arliss (1932 - 2012)

    Actress. Out of a 30 year career she is remembered as Loretta Salino, the hit-lady of 1973’s comedy classic “The Sting”. Raised in Ohio she had early theatrical ambitions and for many years was a company member at the Goodman Theater of Chicago; after relocating to New York Dimitra first attracted major notice in the […]

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  • Harold Arlen

    1905 - 1986

    Harold Arlen (1905 - 1986)

    Harold Arlen was born Hyman Arluck, in Buffalo, New York, United States, the child of a Jewish cantor. His twin brother died the next day. He learned the piano as a youth and formed a band as a young man. He achieved some local success as a pianist and singer and moved to New York […]

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  • Louis Armand

    1905 - 1971

    Louis Armand (1905 - 1971)

    Louis Armand was born in Cruseilles, Haute-Savoie, and studied in Annecy and Lyon at the Lycée du Parc. He graduated second in his class from the École Polytechnique (class of 1924), then joined the Corps des Mines and was major from École des Mines. He married his wife, Genevieve Gazel, in 1928.  He joined the […]

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  • Pedro Armendariz

    1912 - 1963

    Pedro Armendariz (1912 - 1963)

    Actor. Born in Churubusco, a suburb of Mexico City, and raised in Texas, he studied at California Polytechnic State University where he graduated with an engineering degree. He began his acting career at the stage in Mexico City, entering films there in 1935. During the next years he made 42 Spanish-language films, among them “Maria […]

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  • Alan A. Armer

    1922 - 2010

    Alan A. Armer (1922 - 2010)

    Alan A. Armer (7 July 1922 – 5 December 2010) was an American television writer, producer, and director.  Born in Los Angeles, Armer received a bachelor’s degree in speech and drama from Stanford University, a master’s in theatre arts from UCLA and an honorary doctor’s degree from California State University, Northridge. After college, Armer started […]

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  • Henry Armetta

    1888 - 1945

    Henry Armetta (1888 - 1945)

    Actor. At the age of 14, he stowed away on a boat to America, performed menial tasks to get by and eventually got a part in a chorus for a New York City stage show. In 1920, he moved to Hollywood and easily found work performing as stereotypical Italian in silent films. He went on […]

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  • Joseph Armone

    1917 - 1992

    Joseph Armone (1917 - 1992)

    Joseph Armone Armone followed his brother into the Mangano family. By the time Albert “Mad Hatter” Anastasia took over the family, he had become one of the family’s major earners. In 1957, underboss Joseph Biondo allegedly picked Armone and two other family mobsters to kill Anastasia. However, before the attack could take place, Armone was […]

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  • Edwin Howard Armstrong

    1890 - 1954

    Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890 - 1954)

    Armstrong was born in the Chelsea district of New York City to John and Emily Armstrong. His father was the American representative of the Oxford University Press, which published Bibles and standard classical works. John Armstrong, who was also a native of New York, began working at the Oxford University Press at a young age […]

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  • Robert Armstrong

    1890 - 1973

    Robert Armstrong (1890 - 1973)

    Born Robert William Armstrong in Saginaw, Michigan, lived in Bay City, Michigan until about 1902 and moved to Seattle, Washington. Armstrong studied to be a lawyer but gave it up to manage his uncle’s touring companies. He attended the University of Washington where he became a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. In his […]

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  • Neil Armstrong

    1930 - 2012

    Neil Armstrong (1930 - 2012)

    Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930. After serving in the Korean War and then finishing college, he joined the organization that would become NASA. He joined the astronaut program in 1962 and was command pilot for his first mission, Gemini VIII, in 1966. He was spacecraft commander for […]

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  • R. G. Armstrong

    1917 - 2012

    R. G. Armstrong (1917 - 2012)

    Actor. Robert Golden Armstrong was born in the deep South to parents who were practitioners of Fundamentalism, they had aspirations of their son one day becoming a pastor. He had other plans and pursued his desire of becoming an entertainer. He enrolled at the University of North Carolina where he attained a Masters degree in […]

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  • Desi Arnaz

    1917 - 1986

    Desi Arnaz (1917 - 1986)

    Cuban-American actor, musician, and innovative television producer, best remembered for the hugely popular television sitcom “I Love Lucy” (1951-1957), which he produced and in which he portrayed ‘Ricky Ricardo.’ He was born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III in Santiago, Cuba on March 2, 1917, the son of a wealthy landowner who was also […]

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  • Gus Arnheim

    1897 - 1955

    Gus Arnheim (1897 - 1955)

    Armheim’s first recorded for OKeh in 1928-1929, when he signed with Victor in 1929 and stayed through 1933. He signed with Brunswick and recorded through 1937. In 1928-31, Arnheim had an extended engagement at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles. In 1930, when Paul Whiteman finished filming The King of Jazz for Universal, The Rhythm […]

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  • Sig Arno

    1895 - 1975

    Sig Arno (1895 - 1975)

    Siegfried Arno was born Siegfried Aron in Hamburg, Germany. Before beginning to make films in 1920 he was well known in Germany as a stage comedian. He acted in ninety films in Germany – including G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box with Louise Brooks – playing primarily comic roles, before leaving the country in 1933, due to […]

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  • Eddy Arnold

    1918 - 2008

    Eddy Arnold (1918 - 2008)

    Eddy Arnold Arnold was born on May 15, 1918 on a farm near Henderson, Tennessee. His father, a sharecropper, played the fiddle, while his mother played guitar. As a boy Arnold helped on the farm, which later gained him his nickname—the Tennessee Plowboy. Arnold attended Pinson High School in Pinson, Tennessee, where he played guitar […]

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  • Robert Arnold

    1931 - 2003

    Robert Arnold (1931 - 2003)

    Actor. He was born in Mansten, Kent, England and died in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He was married to June Brown, British actress, since 1958 until his death in 2003. He is survived by his wife and 6 children. He is best remembered for his role as PC/Det. Con. Swain on the television series “Dixon […]

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