• Darlene Conley

    1934 - 2007

    Darlene Conley (1934 - 2007)

    Conley, an Irish American, was born south of Chicago in Chicago Heights, Illinois, the daughter of Melba (née Manthey) and Raymond Conley. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Conley was employed with the traveling theater group the Chicago Uptown Circuit Players and Playwrights Company. She earned a bit part in the movie The Birds, […]

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  • Daron Norwood

    1965 - 2015

    Daron Norwood (1965 - 2015)

    Daron Norwood The country music world was saddened by the death of 1990s performer Daron Norwood on Wednesday at the age of 49. The singer, who was found unresponsive in his Hereford, Texas, apartment, signed with Giant Records in the early 1990s amid the boom in the format led by artists such as Garth Brooks […]

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  • Darrel Akerfelds

    1962 - 2012

    Darrel Akerfelds (1962 - 2012)

    Akerfelds graduated in 1980 from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and played baseball at the University of Arkansas and Mesa State College. He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft. Just over five months later, he was traded to […]

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  • Darren Shahlavi

    1972 - 2015

    Darren Shahlavi (1972 - 2015)

    Darren Shahlavi was born to Iranian immigrant parents at Stockport, Cheshire, England on 5 August 1972. At the age of 7, Shahlavi started studying Judo in a rented acting theatre, and would arrive early to peek at the actors performing, after discovering Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan films he dreamed of being in action films […]

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  • Dave Brockie

    1963 - 2014

    Dave Brockie (1963 - 2014)

    Dave Brockie Brockie portrayed Oderus Urungus, Gwar’s lead singer, from Gwar’s inception in 1982 until his death. Oderus appeared as an intergalactic humanoid barbarian with devil horns and a meaty-looking face, and carried a long sword named “Unt Lick” and a cuttlefish around his loins.  In 1990, Brockie was arrested by police for “obscenity” after […]

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  • Dave Brubeck

    1920 - 2012

    Dave Brubeck (1920 - 2012)

    David Warren “Dave” Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including “In Your Own Sweet Way” and “The Duke”. Brubeck’s style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother’s […]

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  • Dave Garroway

    1913 - 1982

    Dave Garroway (1913 - 1982)

    Born in Schenectady, New York, Garroway was 14 and had moved with his family thirteen times before settling in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended University City High School and Washington University in St. Louis, from which he earned a degree in abnormal psychology. Before going into broadcasting, Garroway worked as a Harvard University lab […]

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  • Dave King

    1970 - 1929

    Dave King (1970 - 1929)

    Born David Kingshott in Twickenham, Middlesex, England, King left school at 12 and joined the Morton Fraser Harmonica Gang at 15. He did his National Service in the RAF and was in the unit’s repertory company, returning to variety on demob and later becoming a solo act. An appearance on Television Music Hall led to […]

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  • Dave Madden

    1931 - 2014

    Dave Madden (1931 - 2014)

    Dave Madden David Joseph “Dave” Madden (December 17, 1931 – January 16, 2014) was a Canadian-born American actor. His most famous role came in the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, in which he played the group’s manager, Reuben Kincaid, opposite Shirley Jones’s character. Madden later had a recurring role as diner customer Earl Hicks on […]

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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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  • Dave Willock

    1909 - 1990

    Dave Willock (1909 - 1990)

    Dave Willock (August 13, 1909 – November 12, 1990) was an American character actor. Willock appeared in 181 films and television series from 1939 to 1989. He is probably most familiar to modern audiences from his performance as Baby Jane Hudson’s father in the opening scenes of the cult classic What Ever Happened to Baby […]

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  • Davey Allison

    1961 - 1993

    Davey Allison (1961 - 1993)

    Davey Allison Though 1992 had been a heartbreaking year for Davey Allison and the Robert Yates Racing team in more ways than one, they had to be encouraged by their run for the championship. But 1993 opened on a sour note with Allison finishing 28th at Daytona. That finish was followed by a 16th at […]

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  • Davey Moore

    1933 - 1963

    Davey Moore (1933 - 1963)

    Davey Moore Professional Boxer. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, he grew up in Springfield, Ohio and was known as the ‘Springfield Rifle”. He made his professional fight debut at age 19 wining a bout against Willie Reece in the 6th round on May 11, 1953. From that point on, he went on a wining streak until […]

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  • Davey Moore

    1959 - 1970

    Davey Moore (1959 - 1970)

    Davey Moore One of Moore’s early wins was in June 1981 over Kevin Rooney, who would later train Mike Tyson. Moore entered the fight with a 6-0 record, while Rooney was 15-0. Moore won by a TKO in the seventh round of an eight round fight. After winning eight professional fights, five by knockout, the […]

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  • David Adler

    1882 - 1949

    David Adler (1882 - 1949)

    David Adler was born on January 3, 1882 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to a German Jewish family. He was the only son to Isaac David Adler, a prosperous wholesale manufacturer of men’s clothing, and Therese Hyman Adler. David Adler had one sister, Frances, who would go on to become a prominent interior designer. He also had […]

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  • David Akeman

    1916 - 1973

    David Akeman (1916 - 1973)

    David Akeman Born in Annville, Jackson County, Kentucky, Akeman came from a musical family. He was taught to play the banjo by his father, James Roy Akemon. He got his first real banjo when he was 12 years old in exchange for a pair of prize bantam chickens. Akeman began playing at local dances and gained a reputation […]

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  • David Alan Gore

    1951 - 2012

    David Alan Gore (1951 - 2012)

    David Alan Gore was born on August 21, 1953 in Florida. In his youth he had two major obsessions: firearms and women. His obsession for women lead him to lose his first job as a gas station attendant after his boss found a hole that allowed Gore to look into the women’s bathroom.  Fred Waterfield […]

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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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  • David Bowie

    1947 - 2016

    David Bowie (1947 - 2016)

    David Bowie Singer David Bowie has died at age 69 following “a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” the pop icon’s website said.  He died Sunday, two days after his birthday, when his album “Blackstar” was released. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family,” the site said. “While many of you will share in […]

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  • David Brenner

    1936 - 2014

    David Brenner (1936 - 2014)

    David Brenner Brenner was a writer, director or producer of 115 television documentaries and headed the documentary units of Westinghouse Broadcasting and Metromedia, winning nearly 30 awards including an Emmy, before moving to comedy. His first paid gig was at The Improv in June 1969, and following that he frequently performed at clubs in Greenwich […]

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  • David Brewer

    1959 - 2003

    David Brewer (1959 - 2003)

    David Brewer Eighteen years after David M. Brewer was sentenced to death for kidnapping and murdering Sherry Byrne, her mother and husband watched the state inject three drugs into Brewer’s body to end his life. “I hope that David Brewer today saw my daughter’s face and her plea for mercy as he left this world,” […]

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  • David Brinkley

    1920 - 2003

    David Brinkley (1920 - 2003)

    Brinkley was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, the youngest of five children born to William Graham Brinkley and Mary MacDonald (née West) Brinkley. He began writing for a local newspaper, the Wilmington Morning Star, while still attending New Hanover High School. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Emory University, and Vanderbilt […]

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  • David Carradine

    1936 - 2009

    David Carradine (1936 - 2009)

    David Carradine Best known for his work in the 1970s television series Kung Fu and more recently in the movie Kill Bill. Eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine. He appeared in more than 100 feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award. He starred on Broadway in the play […]

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  • David Davis

    1815 - 1886

    David Davis (1815 - 1886)

    He was born to a wealthy family in Cecil County, Maryland, where he attended public school. After graduating from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 1832, he went on to study law in Massachusetts and at Yale University. Upon his graduation from Yale in 1835, Davis moved to Bloomington, Illinois, to practice law. He also […]

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  • David Frost

    1939 - 2013

    David Frost (1939 - 2013)

    David Frost David Paradine Frost was born in Tenterden, Kent, on 7 April 1939, the son of a Methodist minister of Huguenot descent, the Rev. Wilfred John “W. J.” Paradine Frost, and his wife, Mona (Aldrich); he had two elder sisters. While living in Gillingham, Kent, he was taught in the Bible class of the […]

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  • David Graf

    1950 - 2001

    David Graf (1950 - 2001)

    Graf was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and later moved to Lancaster, Ohio and graduated from Lancaster High School. He studied theatre at Otterbein College in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio where he graduated in 1972. He attended graduate school at Ohio State University until 1975, when he dropped out to pursue his acting career. Graf […]

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  • David Groh

    1939 - 2008

    David Groh (1939 - 2008)

    Groh was born in Brooklyn, the son of Mildred and Benjamin Groh. He had a sister, Marilyn. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School, then enrolled at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English literature. He performed with the American Shakespeare Theatre, then went to Great Britain […]

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  • David Hayes Agnew

    1818 - 1892

    David Hayes Agnew (1818 - 1892)

    David Hayes Agnew He was born on November 24, 1818 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1838, and a few years later set up in practice at Philadelphia and became a lecturer at the Philadelphia School of Anatomy. He married Margaret Irwin in 1841. He […]

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  • David Hemmings

    1941 - 2003

    David Hemmings (1941 - 2003)

    David Hemmings was born in Guildford, Surrey, to a cookie salesman father. His education at Alleyn’s School, Glyn Grammar School in Ewell, and the Arts Educational School, led him to start his career performing as a boy soprano in several works by the composer Benjamin Britten, who formed a close friendship with him at this […]

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  • David Hess

    1936 - 2011

    David Hess (1936 - 2011)

    Hess was born David Alexander Hess on September 19, 1936 in New York City. His mother, Marjory, was an opera singer. In 1956, Hess recorded the original version of the Otis Blackwell composition “All Shook Up” under the stage name David Hill. The next year the song became a #1 hit single for Elvis Presley. He began […]

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