• Forrest Clare “Phog” Allen

    1885 - 1974

    Forrest Clare “Phog” Allen (1885 - 1974)

    Allen was born in the town of Jamesport, Missouri. His father, William Allen, was among the 30 people who originally incorporated Jameson Missouri in 1879 and the doctor who delivered Allen lived in James. However, William Allen also had strong ties to Jamesport where he was town clerk, collector, and constable. Biographies of Allen usually […]

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  • Foster Brooks

    1912 - 2001

    Foster Brooks (1912 - 2001)

    Foster Brooks Brooks regularly appeared on The Dean Martin Show television program in the 1970s (for which he garnered an Emmy Award nomination in 1974) as well as many situation comedies, talk shows, and a few films. Although he had only one basic signature character, he exhibited such extraordinary timing and subtlety that he was […]

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  • Fran Allison

    1907 - 1989

    Fran Allison (1907 - 1989)

    Frances Helen was born to Jesse Louis (1871-1941) and Anna M “Nan” (née Halpin 1876-1957) Allison in La Porte City, Iowa. She was a 1927 graduate of Coe College, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. She was a teacher before beginning her broadcasting career at WMT in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She moved […]

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  • Fran Warren

    1926 - 2013

    Fran Warren (1926 - 2013)

    Fran Warren Frances Wolfe (March 4, 1926 – March 4, 2013), known by her stage name, Fran Warren, was an American popular singer. Life and career She was born into a Jewish family in the New York City borough of the Bronx. After some time on a chorus line at New York’s Roxy Theater, she […]

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  • Frances Dee

    1909 - 2004

    Frances Dee (1909 - 2004)

    The younger daughter of Francis “Frank” Marion Dee and his wife, the former Henriette Putnam, Frances Marion Dee was born in Los Angeles, California, where her father was working as a civil-service examiner. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois, where she attended Shakespeare Grammar School and Hyde Park High School, where she went by the nickname […]

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  • Frances Drake

    1912 - 2000

    Frances Drake (1912 - 2000)

    Frances Drake (October 22, 1912 – January 18, 2000) was an American actress, best known for playing Eponine in Les Misérables (1935). Frances Drake was born in New York City as Frances Morgan Dean to a wealthy family. She was educated at Havergal College in Canada and was in London visiting relatives when the stock market […]

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  • Frances Farmer

    1913 - 1970

    Frances Farmer (1913 - 1970)

    Frances Farmer was born in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Lillian (née Van Ornum 1873-1955) and Ernest Melvin Farmer. In 1931, while attending West Seattle High School, she entered and won $100 from The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a writing contest sponsored by Scholastic Magazine, with her controversial essay “God Dies”. It was a […]

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  • Frances Folsom Cleveland

    1864 - 1947

    Frances Folsom Cleveland (1864 - 1947)

    Frances Clara Folsom was born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Oscar Folsom, a lawyer and descendant of the earliest settlers of Exeter, New Hampshire, and Emma Harmon. All of Frances Cleveland’s ancestors were from England and settled in what would become Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, eventually migrating to western New York. […]

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  • Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk

    1517 - 1559

    Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (1517 - 1559)

    Lady Frances Brandon was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire and spent her childhood in the care of her mother. She was close to her aunt Catherine of Aragon, first wife of her uncle King Henry VIII, and a childhood friend of her first cousin, the future Queen Mary I. Lady Frances received permission from the King […]

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  • Frances Newton

    1965 - 2005

    Frances Newton (1965 - 2005)

    Frances Elaine McLemore Newton (April 12, 1965 – September 14, 2005) was executed by lethal injection in the state of Texas for the April 7, 1987 murder of her husband, Adrian, 23, her son, Alton, 7, and daughter, Farrah, 21 months.  All three victims were shot with a .25 caliber pistol which belonged to a […]

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  • Frances Rafferty

    1922 - 2004

    Frances Rafferty (1922 - 2004)

    Actress, Dancer, World War II pinup girl. She was best known for her role as ‘Ruth Henshaw,’ the daughter of Spring Byington in the 1950s TV series “December Bride.” She appeared in numerous B-movies in the 1940s including “Girl Crazy” with Mickey Rooney, “Abbott and Costello In Hollywood,” and “Curly.”

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  • Frances Reid

    1914 - 2010

    Frances Reid (1914 - 2010)

    Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, to banker Charles William and Anna May (Priest) Reid,[6] Reid grew up in Berkeley, California. Her acting career started in 1938 with a bit part in the movie Man-Proof.  Reid’s Broadway debut was as Juliette Lecourtois in Where There’s a Will There’s a Way at the John Golden Theatre in […]

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  • Francesco Quinn

    1963 - 2011

    Francesco Quinn (1963 - 2011)

    Actor. The son of Anthony Quinn (his mother was Quinn’s second wife Jolanda Addolori), he was born within the shadows of the entertainment industry and would follow his famous father’s path which led to a career in show business. He marked his professional debut in the TV-mini-series “Quo Vadis?” (1985) and followed this with what […]

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  • Francine Hurd Barker

    1947 - 2005

    Francine Hurd Barker (1947 - 2005)

    Francine Hurd Barker Born in Washington, DC, in 1947, Francine Hurd earned the childhood nickname “Peaches” because of her genteel manner. As a schoolgirl she sang in numerous groups before joining the Keynotes as lead vocalist. Later, she formed her own trio, the Darlettes, with Dyanne Stewart and Nancy J. Johnson. Their recording debut, 1965’s […]

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  • Francis Edgar Stanley

    1849 - 1918

    Francis Edgar Stanley (1849 - 1918)

    He and his twin brother, Freelan Oscar Stanley (otherwise known as Freel, or more often F. O.) learned to carve violins as taught by their grandfather, Liberty Stanley, at the age of ten. He attended Western State Normal School, now known as the University of Maine at Farmington. While F. O. initially became a teacher, […]

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  • Francis Lederer

    1899 - 2000

    Francis Lederer (1899 - 2000)

    Lederer fell in love with acting when he was young, and was trained at the Academy of Music and Academy of Dramatic Art in Prague. After service in the Austrian-Hungarian Imperial Army in World War I, he made his stage debut as an apprentice with the New German Theater, a walk-on in the play Burning […]

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  • Francisco Rabal

    1926 - 2001

    Francisco Rabal (1926 - 2001)

    Francisco Rabal (8 March 1926 – 29 August 2001), perhaps better known as Paco Rabal, was a Spanish actor born in Águilas, a small town in the province of Murcia, Spain.  In 1936, after the Spanish Civil War broke out, Rabal and his family left Murcia and moved to Madrid. Young Francisco had to work […]

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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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  • François Jacob

    1920 - 2013

    François Jacob (1920 - 2013)

    Jacob was born the only child of Simon, a merchant, and Thérèse (Franck) Jacob, in Nancy, France. An inquisitive child, he learned to read at a young age. Albert Franck, Jacob’s maternal grandfather, a four-star general, was Jacob’s childhood role model. At seven he entered the Lycée Carnot, where he was schooled for the next […]

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  • Frank Bacon

    1864 - 1922

    Frank Bacon (1864 - 1922)

    Frank Bacon was an American character actor and playwright who after years of relative obscurity achieved great success as he entered the twilight of his career. The 1918 play Lightnin’, which Bacon co-wrote and starred in, set a Broadway record for the day of 1,291 performances and was still going strong on tour after more […]

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  • Frank Abbatemarco

    1899 - 1959

    Frank Abbatemarco (1899 - 1959)

    Frank Abbatemarco Organized Crime Figure. Known as “Frankie Shots”, he was a Captain in the Profaci Crime Family (today the Family is called the Colombo Family). He had one of the largest bookmaking and loan sharking operations in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s. He was shot and killed in a bar in […]

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  • Frank Abbundando

    1910 - 1942

    Frank Abbundando (1910 - 1942)

    Frank Abbundando Organized Crime Figure. Known as “The Dasher”, he was a member of a murder-for-hire gang made up of Jewish and Italian street gangsters working out of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1930s. This gang, who came to be known in the news media as “Murder Inc.”, carried out gangland murders […]

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  • Frank Aletter

    1926 - 2009

    Frank Aletter (1926 - 2009)

    Frank Aletter (January 14, 1926 – May 13, 2009) was an American stage, film, and television actor.  During the 1950s, Aletter appeared on Broadway in Bells Are Ringing, Time Limit, and Wish You Were Here.  He soon moved on to a prolific television career, appearing as a guest on numerous shows between 1956 and 1988. […]

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  • Frank Baum

    1856 - 1919

    Frank Baum (1856 - 1919)

    Frank Baum Born in New York in 1856, Frank Baum had his first best-selling children’s book with 1899’s Father Goose, His Book. The following year, Baum scored an even bigger hit with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and went on to write 13 more Oz books before his death in 1919. His stories have formed […]

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  • Frank Borzage

    1894 - 1962

    Frank Borzage (1894 - 1962)

    Frank Borzage’s father, Luigi Borzaga, was born in Ronzone, (then Austria-Hungary, now Italy) in 1859. As a stonemason, he sometimes worked in Switzerland; he met his future wife, Maria Ruegg (b. 1860, Ricken, Switzerland, – d. 1947, Los Angeles), where she worked in a silk factory. Borzaga emigrated to Hazleton, Pennsylvania in the early 1880s […]

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  • Frank Cady

    1915 - 2012

    Frank Cady (1915 - 2012)

    Frank Cady Cady had a recurring role as Doc Williams on “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” and had guest roles in TV series beginning in the early 1950s. He also had small parts in films, most notably Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window,” and appeared in Southern California stage productions. He was born Sept. 8, 1915, […]

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  • Frank Capone

    1895 - 1924

    Frank Capone (1895 - 1924)

    Frank Capone Born Salvatore Capone, Frank was the son of Gabriele Capone (1865-1920), an Italian immigrant who settled with his wife Teresa Raiola (1867-1952)in New York City in 1894.[1] Besides Al, Frank had another brother who became a mobster, Ralph Capone. Growing up in New York, both Frank and Al became involved in the infamous […]

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  • Frank Costello

    1891 - 1973

    Frank Costello (1891 - 1973)

    Frank Costello Arriving in New York City at the age of four with his immigrant Calabrian parents, Costello grew up in East Harlem and became head of the 104th Street Gang, a group of young Italian hoodlums. In 1915 he went to prison for a year for carrying a concealed weapon; on release he allied […]

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  • Frank Gorshin

    1933 - 2005

    Frank Gorshin (1933 - 2005)

    Gorshin was born on April 5, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Catholic parents Frances, a seamstress, and Frank Gorshin, Sr., a railroad worker. He was of Slovenian ancestry. Frank Gorshin’s father, Frank Sr., was a second-generation Slovenian American whose parents emigrated to America from Dolenjska, Slovenia. His mother, Frances or Fanny, nee Prešeren, […]

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  • Frank Gusenburg

    1893 - 1929

    Frank Gusenburg (1893 - 1929)

    Gangster. Victim of Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, Chicago, Illinois.

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