• Sam Levene

    1905 - 1980

    Sam Levene (1905 - 1980)

    Sam Levene (August 28, 1905 – December 28, 1980) was an American Broadway and film actor. He made his Broadway debut in 1927 with five lines in a play titled Wall Street, and over a span of nearly 50 years, appeared on Broadway in 37 Shows, of which 33 were the original Broadway Productions, many […]

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  • Sam Peckinpah

    1925 - 1984

    Sam Peckinpah (1925 - 1984)

    David Samuel “Sam” Peckinpah was born February 21, 1925, in Fresno, California, where he attended both grammar school and high school. He spent much time skipping classes with his brother to engage in cowboy activities on their grandfather Denver Church’s ranch, including trapping, branding, and shooting. During the 1930s and 1940s, Coarsegold and Bass Lake […]

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  • Sam Rivers

    1923 - 2011

    Sam Rivers (1923 - 2011)

    Rivers was born in El Reno, Oklahoma. His father was a gospel musician who had sung with the Fisk Jubilee Singers and the Silverstone Quartet, exposing Rivers to music from an early age. Rivers was stationed in California in the 1940s during a stint in the Navy. Here he performed semi-regularly with blues singer Jimmy […]

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  • Sam Shockley

    1909 - 1948

    Sam Shockley (1909 - 1948)

    Richard Samuel “Sam” Shockley Jr. (January 12, 1909 – December 3, 1948) was an inmate at Alcatraz prison who participated in the Battle of Alcatraz in 1946.  Shockley was the son of Richard “Dick” Shockley and Anna Bearden. He was born in Arkansas City, Arkansas. Shockley was arrested for bank robbery and kidnapping in Oklahoma […]

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  • Sam Wanamaker

    1919 - 1993

    Sam Wanamaker (1919 - 1993)

    Wanamaker was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants from Nikolayev, tailor Maurice Wattenmacker (Manus Watmakher) and Molly (Bobele). He was the younger of two brothers, the elder being William Wanamaker, long-term cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Wanamaker trained at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and began working with […]

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  • Samuel Andrews

    1836 - 1904

    Samuel Andrews (1836 - 1904)

    Samuel Andrews (1836–1904) was a chemist and inventor. Born in England, he immigrated to the United States before the American Civil War, and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. He is best known as a partner in the oil refining firm of Rockefeller, Andrews & Flagler, the major predecessor company of the Standard Oil corporate empire. When […]

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  • Samuel Blatchford

    1820 - 1893

    Samuel Blatchford (1820 - 1893)

    Blatchford was born in Auburn, New York, where his father was a well known attorney and friend of Daniel Webster. He was educated at Columbia College, graduating when he was 17 years old. In 1840, he served as the private secretary to Governor William H. Seward.  Blatchford read law while working for the governor and […]

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  • Samuel Chase

    1741 - 1811

    Samuel Chase (1741 - 1811)

    Samuel was the only child of the Reverend Thomas Chase (c. 1703 – 1779) and his wife, Matilda Walker, born near Princess Anne, Maryland.  His father was a clergyman who immigrated to Somerset County to become a priest in a new church. Samuel was educated at home. He was eighteen when he left for Annapolis […]

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  • Samuel Lester Agnew

    1887 - 1951

    Samuel Lester Agnew (1887 - 1951)

    Samuel Lester (Slam) Agnew (April 12, 1887 – July 19, 1951) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. From 1913 through 1919, he played for the St. Louis Browns (1913–15), Boston Red Sox (1916–18) and Washington Senators (1919). Agnew batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Farmington, Missouri.  Agnew debuted with the St. Louis […]

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  • Sandy Baron

    1936 - 2001

    Sandy Baron (1936 - 2001)

    Sanford Beresofsky was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in the Brownsville neighborhood and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in East New York; and while he was a student at Brooklyn College, to which he received a scholarship, changed his name to Sandy Baron—taking his inspiration from the nearby Barron’s Bookstore. He started […]

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  • Sandy Dennis

    1937 - 1992

    Sandy Dennis (1937 - 1992)

    Dennis was born in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of Yvonne (née Hudson), a secretary, and Jack Dennis, a postal clerk. She had a brother, Frank. Dennis grew up in Kenesaw, Nebraska and Lincoln, Nebraska, graduating from Lincoln High School (Lincoln, Nebraska) in 1955. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska, appearing in […]

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  • Sandy Kenyon

    1922 - 2010

    Sandy Kenyon (1922 - 2010)

    Among the many television series in which he guest starred are the westerns: The Rifleman, Colt .45, Yancy Derringer, Have Gun-Will Travel, The Tall Man, Gunsmoke, and Bonanza. In 1960, Kenyon was cast as a pre-presidential Abraham Lincoln in the episode “No Bridge on the River” of the NBC western series, Riverboat. In the story line, […]

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  • Sandy Saddler

    1926 - 2001

    Sandy Saddler (1926 - 2001)

    Sandy Saddler Boxing greats such as Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns, Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney remain inexorably linked by the memory of their epic encounters. Sandy Saddler, the former world featherweight champion who has died aged 75, will be remembered for his foul-filled series of fights with his […]

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  • Sara Allgood

    1879 - 1950

    Sara Allgood (1879 - 1950)

    Allgood was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her sister was actress Maire O’Neill.  Allgood began her acting career at the Abbey Theatre and was in the opening of the Irish National Theatre Society, appearing in many of their plays all over Britain. She was frequently featured in early Hitchcock films, such as Blackmail (1929), Juno and […]

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  • Sara Berner

    1912 - 1969

    Sara Berner (1912 - 1969)

    Born Lillian Herdan in Albany, New York, the first of the five children of Sam Herdan and Sarah Herdan (née Berner), Sara Berner was a drama student at University of Tulsa for two years. Described as having “an extensive knowledge of dialects,” Berner was also active as a radio and cartoon voice talent, working primarily with […]

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  • Sara Dougherty Carter

    1898 - 1979

    Sara Dougherty Carter (1898 - 1979)

    Sara Dougherty Carter The most influential group in country music history, the Carter Family switched the emphasis from hillbilly instrumentals to vocals, made scores of their songs part of the standard country music canon, and made a style of guitar playing, “Carter picking,” the dominant technique for decades. Along with Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family […]

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  • Sara Seegar

    1914 - 1990

    Sara Seegar (1914 - 1990)

    Seegar was born in Greentown, Indiana, the youngest of five sisters. She was schooled in London and Paris but ultimately graduated from Hollywood High School. She received a degree in drama from Los Angeles City College. Following school, Seegar performed on stage in London, starting her career with Three Men on a Horse. She continued performing […]

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  • Sara Teasdale

    1884 - 1933

    Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

    Teasdale was born on August 8, 1884. She had such poor health for so much of her childhood, home schooled until age 9, that it was only at age 10 that she was well enough to begin school. She started at Mary Institute in 1898, but switched to Hosmer Hall in 1899, graduating in 1903. […]

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  • Sarah Childress Polk

    1803 - 1891

    Sarah Childress Polk (1803 - 1891)

    Sarah Childress was born in 1803 to Joel Childress, a prominent planter, merchant, and land speculator, and Elizabeth Whitsitt Childress—the third of their six children. Sarah was well educated for a woman of her time and place, attending the exclusive Moravians’ Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1817, one of the few institutions of […]

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  • Sarah Goldberg

    1974 - 2014

    Sarah Goldberg (1974 - 2014)

    Sarah Goldberg Sarah Danielle Madison (September 6, 1974 – September 27, 2014), sometimes credited as Sarah Danielle Goldberg, was an American actress. Madison was born Sarah Goldberg in Springfield, Illinois. She was a 1992 graduate of Latin School of Chicago. She graduated from Amherst College in 1996. When she moved west to pursue a career […]

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  • Saul Landau

    1936 - 2013

    Saul Landau (1936 - 2013)

    A graduate of Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School, he also earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Later he worked towards, but never completed, a doctorate at Stanford University.  He donated his early papers and films to the Wisconsin Center for Film and Television Research. Landau authored 14 books, produced […]

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  • Saul Leiter

    1923 - 2013

    Saul Leiter (1923 - 2013)

    Saul Leiter was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was a well known Talmud scholar and Saul studied to become a Rabbi. His mother gave him hist first camera at age 12. At age 23, he left theology school and moved to New York City to become an artist. He had developed an early interest […]

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  • Sawyer Sweeten

    1995 - 2015

    Sawyer Sweeten (1995 - 2015)

    Sawyer Sweeten Gathering at a funeral home in Riverside, California, approximately 200 family and friends stood in silence as six pallbearers – including the former Everybody Loves Raymond actor‘s twin brother Sullivan and his stepfather Jerry Gini – loaded Sawyer’s casket into a hearse trailer attached to a motorcycle. “He loved his Harley-Davidson,” Gini and […]

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  • Scott Adams

    1966 - 2013

    Scott Adams (1966 - 2013)

    Professional Football Player. For six seasons (1992 to 1997), he played at the guard and tackle positions in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons. He attended Columbia High School in Florida and played collegiate football at the University of Georgia. He distinguished […]

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  • Scott Andrew Mink

    1963 - 2004

    Scott Andrew Mink (1963 - 2004)

    Scott Andrew Mink (October 13, 1963 – July 20, 2004) was executed by the State of Ohio. A drug addict and alcoholic, he had been sentenced to die on June 29, 2001, for beating his 79-year-old father and 72-year-old mother to death with a hammer.  The crimes occurred on September 19, 2000, when Mink, angry […]

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  • Scott Carpenter

    1925 - 2013

    Scott Carpenter (1925 - 2013)

    Born in Boulder, Colorado, Carpenter moved to New York City with his parents Marion Scott Carpenter and Florence [née Noxon] Carpenter for the first two years of his life. His father had been awarded a postdoctoral research post at Columbia University. In the summer of 1927, Scott returned to Boulder with his mother, then ill […]

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  • Scott Hain

    1970 - 2003

    Scott Hain (1970 - 2003)

    Hain was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a teenager, he accumulated juvenile convictions for trespassing, theft, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  On October 6, 1987, Hain and Robert Lambert carjacked an automobile in Tulsa that was occupied by Michael Houghton and Laura Sanders. Hain and Lambert eventually stopped the car, robbed Houghton and […]

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  • Scott LeDoux

    1949 - 2011

    Scott LeDoux (1949 - 2011)

    Scott LeDoux Scott LeDoux, the boxer known as the Fighting Frenchman, a contender for the heavyweight title in the mid-1970s and early ’80s, died Thursday at his home in Coon Rapids, Minn. He was 62. The cause was Lou Gehrig’s disease, his wife, Carol, said. At 6 feet 1 inch and weighing about 225 pounds, […]

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  • Scott Marlowe

    1932 - 2001

    Scott Marlowe (1932 - 2001)

    Marlowe debuted on televsion in 1951 on Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–52) in the episode “Hostage” (June 8, 1951) His first feature film role was in the 1954 production of Attila. Two years later, he starred as John Goodwin in an episode “In Summer Promise” on General Electric Theater. He appeared as Jimmy Budd, along with […]

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  • Scott Newman

    1950 - 1978

    Scott Newman (1950 - 1978)

    Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Paul Newman and his first wife, Jackie Witte, Scott Newman was a year old when the family moved to New York City. When Scott was still a young boy with two younger sisters, Susan and Stephanie, his father moved to California to further his career, leaving his family in New York. […]

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