• Harris Wittels

    1984 - 2015

    Harris Wittels (1984 - 2015)

    Harris Wittels was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of Dr. Ellison Wittels and Maureen (née Davidson) Wittels, and raised in Houston, Texas. Wittels described his father as “the funniest dude alive”. He had one older sister, voiceover actress Stephanie Wittels. He was Jewish, and had his bar mitzvah at Temple Emanu-El, across the […]

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  • Harry Agganis

    1929 - 1955

    Harry Agganis (1929 - 1955)

    Agganis’ family origins were from Longanikos near Sparta, Greece. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts from a large Greek family which includes four brothers and two sisters. He was a star football and baseball player at Lynn Classical High School as well as a strong student, being named as “All-Scholastic” from the state of Massachusetts. Aggainis enrolled […]

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  • Harry Blackmun

    1908 - 1999

    Harry Blackmun (1908 - 1999)

    Harry Blackmun was born in Nashville, Illinois, and grew up in Dayton’s Bluff, a working-class neighborhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He attended the same grade school as future Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, with whom he eventually served on the Supreme Court for some sixteen years. He attended Harvard College on scholarship, earning an A.B. […]

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  • Harry Blackstone Sr

    1885 - 1965

    Harry Blackstone Sr (1885 - 1965)

    Harry Blackstone Sr Blackstone was in the mode of courtly, elegant predecessor magicians like Howard Thurston and Harry Kellar, and the last of that breed in America. He customarily wore white tie and tails when performing, and he traveled with large illusions and a sizable cast of uniformed male and female assistants. For a number […]

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  • Harry Carey Jr.

    1921 - 2012

    Harry Carey Jr. (1921 - 2012)

    Harry Carey, Jr. was born in the Saugus neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California, the son of actor Harry Carey (1878–1947) and actress Olive Carey (1896–1988). His maternal grandfather was vaudeville entertainer George Fuller Golden. As a boy, he was nicknamed “Dobe”, short for adobe, because of the color of his hair. He served with the […]

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  • Harry Crews

    1935 - 2012

    Harry Crews (1935 - 2012)

    He was born in Bacon County, Georgia in 1935 and served in the Marines during the Korean War. He attended the University of Florida on the GI Bill, but dropped out to travel. Eventually returning to the university, Harry finally graduated and moved his wife, Sally, and son, Patrick Scott, to Jacksonville where he taught […]

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  • Harry Earles

    1902 - 1985

    Harry Earles (1902 - 1985)

    Harry/Kurt (stage name/real name) came over to the U.S. from Germany around 1915 with his sister, Grace/Freida. Once they arrived, they worked for a man named Earles, at which time they adopted his last name. in the early 1920’s, their sister Daisy/Hilda joined them and in the mid- to late- 1920’s, their sister Tiny/Elly arrived. […]

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  • Harry Greb

    1894 - 1926

    Harry Greb (1894 - 1926)

    Harry Greb Harry Greb had excellent stamina and constantly threw punches from all directions, which is how he got the nickname “The Human Windmill.” Greb was also considered a dirty fighter, using elbows, thumbs and his head as often as his fists.   Greb engaged in 299 bouts Greb outfought some the best fighters of […]

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  • Harry Houdini

    1874 - 1926

    Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926)

    Harry Houdini Harry Houdini died of peritonitis, secondary to a ruptured appendix at 1:26 p.m. on October 31, 1926 in Room 401 at Detroit’s Grace Hospital, aged 52. In his final days, he optimistically held to a strong belief that he would recover, but his last words before dying were reportedly, “I’m tired of fighting.” Eyewitnesses […]

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  • Harry Lauter

    1914 - 1990

    Harry Lauter (1914 - 1990)

    Harry Lauter was born in White Plains, New York. He came to be a familiar presence in low-budget films, serials (where he was often cast because of his facial resemblance to stuntman Tom Steele, who would double for him), and television programs in the 1950s, though he only once really came close to stardom, as […]

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  • Harry Maione

    2024 - 1942

    Harry Maione (2024 - 1942)

    Organized Crime Figure. He was part of the “Murder Inc.”, a group of professional assassins who worked solely for the National Crime Syndicate in the 1930s.

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  • Harry Millman

    2024 - 1937

    Harry Millman (2024 - 1937)

    Organized Crime Figure. One of the most prominent members of Detroit’s “Purple Gang”, he was part of a younger generation of Jewish youths in Detroit’s North End who sought to emulate the older, established members of the of the Purple Gang. Harry Millman was a handsome, tough, hard drinking young man who rose to prominence […]

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  • Harry Reasoner

    1923 - 1991

    Harry Reasoner (1923 - 1991)

    Reasoner was born at First Street North in Dakota City, Iowa on April 17, 1923; He and his older sister Esther were children of Eunice (Nicholl) and Harry Ray Reasoner, who married in 1911. Reasoner was taught to read by his parents before entering school, gaining a strong vocabulary from his mother.  Reasoner attended West […]

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  • Harry Reems

    1947 - 2013

    Harry Reems (1947 - 2013)

    Reems was born Herbert Streicher. He attended the University of Pittsburgh for a year before briefly serving in the United States Marine Corps, from which he received an honorable discharge following hardship leave. He then elected to pursue an acting career, principally in off-Broadway theater.  Prior to appearing in Deep Throat, Herb Streicher was chosen […]

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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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  • Harvey Glatman

    1927 - 1959

    Harvey Glatman (1927 - 1959)

    Born in the Bronx to a Jewish family and raised in Colorado, Glatman exhibited antisocial behavior and sadomasochistic sexual tendencies from an early age. At the age of 12, his parents noticed he had a red, swollen neck, and he described being in the bathtub, placing a rope around his neck, running it through the […]

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  • Harvey Korman

    1927 - 2008

    Harvey Korman (1927 - 2008)

    Korman, who was of Russian Jewish descent, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ellen (née Blecher) and Cyril Raymond Korman, a salesman. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. After being discharged, he studied at the Goodman School of Drama. He was a member of the Peninsula Players summer […]

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  • Harvey Pekar

    1939 - 2010

    Harvey Pekar (1939 - 2010)

    Harvey Pekar and his younger brother Allen were born in Cleveland, Ohio to Saul and Dora Pekar, immigrants from Białystok, Poland. Saul Pekar was a Talmudic scholar who owned a grocery store on Kinsman Avenue, with the family living above the store. While Pekar said he wasn’t close to his parents due to their dissimilar […]

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  • Harvy Korman

    1927 - 2008

    Harvy Korman (1927 - 2008)

    Korman, who was of Russian Jewish descent, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ellen (née Blecher) and Cyril Raymond Korman, a salesman. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. After being discharged, he studied at the Goodman School of Drama. He was a member of the Peninsula Players summer […]

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  • Hastings Arthur Wise

    1954 - 2005

    Hastings Arthur Wise (1954 - 2005)

    Hastings Wise was an ex-convict who had served prison time for bank robbery and receipt of stolen goods before obtaining a technical degree and, eventually, finding employment at R.E. Phelon. He had no criminal convictions for the approximately fifteen years between his release from prison and the murders of 1997. According to his pastor, in […]

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  • Hattie Carnegie

    1880 - 1956

    Hattie Carnegie (1880 - 1956)

    Hattie Carnegie (15 March 1880 – 22 February 1956) was a fashion entrepreneur based in New York City from the 1920s to the 1960s. She was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Henrietta Kanengeiser. The second oldest of seven children, Hattie Carnegie’s father was an Austrian Jewish artist and tailor, thought to have introduced her to the […]

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  • Hattie May

    1887 - 1969

    Hattie May (1887 - 1969)

    Wife of Gangster, John May.

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  • Hattie McDaniel

    1895 - 1952

    Hattie McDaniel (1895 - 1952)

    Hattie McDaniel was born June 10, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas, to former slaves. She was the youngest of 13 children. Her father, Henry McDaniel, fought in the Civil War with the 122nd USCT and her mother, Susan Holbert, was a singer of religious music. In 1900, the family moved to Colorado, living first in Fort […]

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  • Hawkshaw Hawkins

    1921 - 1963

    Hawkshaw Hawkins (1921 - 1963)

    Hawkshaw Hawkins On March 3, 1963, Hawkins, Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas performed at a benefit concert at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas for the family of disc jockey “Cactus” Jack Call, who had died in January after an automobile accident. Among the performers was Billy Walker, who received an […]

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  • Hayley Marie Kohle

    1982 - 2008

    Hayley Marie Kohle (1982 - 2008)

    Kohle was born in Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada. According to Kohle’s main agency Panache Management, she began her modeling career in 2000, while according to her sister Bridget Kohle, she began her career in 2002 after winning a local model search contest.  She was represented by agencies in Toronto, Canada, New York, USA, Athens, Greece, Istanbul, […]

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  • Haynes Johnson

    1931 - 2013

    Haynes Johnson (1931 - 2013)

    Johnson was born in New York City to journalist Malcolm Johnson and Emma Ludie (née Adams), a pianist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1952 and his master’s in American history from the University of Wisconsin in 1956. He then served in the U.S. Army as a first […]

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  • Haystack Calhoun

    1934 - 1989

    Haystack Calhoun (1934 - 1989)

    Haystack Calhoun Born on August 3, 1934, William Dee Calhoun grew up on a farm in McKinney, Texas; a rural suburb located in Collin County about 30 mi (48 km) north of Dallas. William was an unusually large child with an extraordinary appetite, it was said that he regularly ate a dozen eggs for breakfast; and by […]

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  • Hazel Court

    1926 - 2008

    Hazel Court (1926 - 2008)

    Court was born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, lived in the Boldmere area and attended Boldmere School and Highclare College. Her father was G.W. Court, a cricketer who played for Durham CCC. At the age of fourteen, she studied drama at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Alexandra Theatre, also in Birmingham, England. At the age of […]

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  • Heath Ledger

    1979 - 2008

    Heath Ledger (1979 - 2008)

    Heath Ledger Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), […]

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  • Heather O’Rourke

    1975 - 1988

    Heather O’Rourke (1975 - 1988)

    O’Rourke was born in San Diego, California to Kathleen and Michael O’Rourke. Her mother worked as a seamstress and her father was a construction worker. She had an older sister, Tammy. Kathleen and Michael divorced in 1981, and O’Rourke’s mother married truck driver James A. “Jim” Peele in 1984. After her parents’ divorce, O’Rourke rarely […]

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