• Marion Barry

    1936 - 2014

    Marion Barry (1936 - 2014)

    Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (March 6, 1936 – November 23, 2014) was an American politician who served as the second Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999. A Democrat, Barry had served three tenures on the Council of the District of Columbia, […]

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  • Barry Sadler

    1940 - 1989

    Barry Sadler (1940 - 1989)

    Barry Sadler Singer, United States Army Soldier. Born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, he was introduced to music at a young age when he spent some time at a logging camp. In 1958, he enlisted into the United States Air Force as a radar specialist, but discharged one year later to begin touring and playing music. […]

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  • Ethel Barrymore

    1879 - 1959

    Ethel Barrymore (1879 - 1959)

    Actress. In the first half of the 20th Century, Ethel Barrymore and her brothers Lionel and John were probably the most famous family of actors in the English-speaking world. She was a legend on the New York and London stage for over 40 years. Her aristocratic poise and distinguished career earned her the sobriquet, “The […]

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  • Diana Blanche Barrymore

    1921 - 1960

    Diana Blanche Barrymore (1921 - 1960)

    Actress. She was the daughter of actor John Barrymore, half-sister of actor John Barrymore, Jr. and the aunt of actress Drew Barrymore.

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  • Georgiana Barrymore

    1854 - 1893

    Georgiana Barrymore (1854 - 1893)

    Actress. She debutted in “The Ladies’ Battle” at the Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia in 1872. She subsequently appeared in “As You Like It,” “Frou-Frou,” “The School for Scandal,” “The Senator”. She married actor Maurice Barrymore (Blythe) in 1876, and was the mother of stage and film stars Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore. She died […]

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  • John Drew Barrymore

    1932 - 2004

    John Drew Barrymore (1932 - 2004)

    Barrymore was born in Los Angeles, California to John Barrymore and Dolores Costello. His parents separated when he was 18 months old, and he rarely saw his father afterward. Educated at private schools, he made his film debut at 18, billed as John Barrymore Jr. In 1958, he changed his middle name to Drew, although he […]

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  • Judith Barsi

    1978 - 1988

    Judith Barsi (1978 - 1988)

    Child Actress, Murder Victim. Born Judith Eva Barsi, the only child to Jozsef and Maria Benko Barsi, Hungarian immigrants who had fled their homeland during the 1956 Hungarian uprising against the Soviet occupation. They immigrated to the USA, and settled in Los Angeles, California shortly before the birth of their daughter. Her father soon found […]

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  • Paul Bartel

    1938 - 2000

    Paul Bartel (1938 - 2000)

    Bartel was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jesse and William Bartel, who was an advertising executive. Bartel was openly gay; this influenced his career choice, as he found himself more accepted and afforded more opportunities within the independent film industry than he would have in Hollywood. In 1979, he was a member of […]

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  • Jean Bartik

    1924 - 2011

    Jean Bartik (1924 - 2011)

    In 1945, the Army was recruiting math majors for the war effort; her faculty adviser noticed a job advertisement for an Army project in Philadelphia and suggested Bartik apply. She was hired by the University of Pennsylvania to work for Army Ordnance at Aberdeen Proving Ground to calculate ballistics trajectories by hand as a human […]

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  • Lyle Barton

    1889 - 1971

    Lyle Barton (1889 - 1971)

    Actress. Appeared in motion pictures from the 1920s to the 1940s. Also known as Lyle Tayo, she appeared in several “Our Gang” comedies in the early 1930s, usually playing a mother or aunt to one of the kids. She worked with comedy legends Laurel and Hardy in some of their films, as well. Her grave […]

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  • Laurie Bartram

    1958 - 2007

    Laurie Bartram (1958 - 2007)

    She was an actress and ballet dancer who started in 1973. She is perhaps best known for her role as the camp counselor Brenda in the original film Friday the 13th, a performance where she was praised as one of the more “likeable” characters in the film. She also appeared in the soap opera Another […]

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  • Laurie Bartram

    1958 - 2007

    Laurie Bartram (1958 - 2007)

    Actress. Also known as Laurie Brighton. A native of st. Louis, Missouri, she is best known for her role as Brenda in the cult horror film, “Frday The 13th” (1980). Before turning to acting. Miss Bartram was trained as a classical ballet dancer for many years. Her other roles included in the 1974 horror film, […]

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  • Skye McCole Bartusiak

    1992 - 2014

    Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992 - 2014)

    Skye McCole Bartusiak was born in Houston, Texas, where she lived until her death with her parents Donald and Helen Bartusiak (née McCole).  McCole Bartusiak first starred in Stephen King’s Storm of the Century as young Pippa Hatcher. She then starred in The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson, in 2000. She played the young Marilyn Monroe […]

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  • Skye McCole Bartusiak

    1992 - 2014

    Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992 - 2014)

    Skye McCole Bartusiak Skye McCole Bartusiak (September 28, 1992 – July 19, 2014) was an American film and television actress. She was best known for her roles in The Patriot (2000), Don’t Say a Word (2001), as Rose Wilder in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2002), 24 (2002-2003), Boogeyman (2005) […]

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  • Betty Bascomb

    1914 - 2003

    Betty Bascomb (1914 - 2003)

    Actress. Born in London, England, she began performing in traveling shows and made her film debut in “Bad Bascomb” (1946). Her other movies included “It Always Rains On Sunday” (1948), “Tread Softly” (1952), “Father Brown” (1954), “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956), Your Money Or Your Wife” (1960) and “Dr. Crippen” (1962),. She also […]

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  • Pablo Neruda

    1904 - 1973

    Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

    Pablo Neruda (/nəˈruːdə/; Spanish: [ˈpaβ̞lo̞ ne̞ˈɾuð̞a]) was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet-diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto (July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973). He derived his pen name from the Czech poet Jan Neruda. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.  Neruda became known as […]

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  • Charlotta Bass

    1874 - 1969

    Charlotta Bass (1874 - 1969)

    Charlotta Amanda Spears Bass was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on February 14, 1874, to Hiram and Kate Spears. She was the sixth child of eleven. When she was twenty years old, she moved to live with her brother in Providence, Rhode Island, where she worked for the Providence Watchman. Spears worked for the Providence […]

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  • Fontella Bass

    1940 - 2012

    Fontella Bass (1940 - 2012)

    Fontella Bass was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass (a member of the Clara Ward Singers). She was the older sister of the R&B singer David Peaston. At an early age, Fontella showed great musical talent. At five years old she was providing the piano accompaniment for her grandmother’s […]

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  • Charles Bassett

    1931 - 1966

    Charles Bassett (1931 - 1966)

    Bassett was born in Dayton, Ohio, on December 30, 1931. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, where he achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. After graduating from Berea High School in Berea, Ohio in 1950, he attended Ohio State University from 1950 to 1952, and Texas Technological College, now Texas Tech […]

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  • Suzanne Basso

    1954 - 2014

    Suzanne Basso (1954 - 2014)

    Basso was born on May 15, 1954 to a family from Schenectady, New York. She was one of eight children born to Florence (née Garrow) and John Richard Burns. Florence was the elder sister of spree killer Robert Garrow. Of the three girls in the family, she was the youngest.  She married a Marine named […]

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  • William Bast

    1931 - 2015

    William Bast (1931 - 2015)

    Bast was born in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, the son of Gilbert Bast and Bernice Fleischmann. He began his early education in Milwaukee, transferring to Kenosha when his family moved there. Moving back to Milwaukee, he subsequently graduated from Wauwatosa High school, then enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. When his family moved to Los […]

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  • Alexandra Bastedo

    1946 - 2014

    Alexandra Bastedo (1946 - 2014)

    Actress. A glamorous blonde who earned numerous credits over a long career, she shall be remembered as Sharron Macready, a secret agent on the late 1960s science fiction series “The Champions”. Raised in Brighton, she wanted to be a veterinarian from the time she was three but while still in her teens was ‘discovered’ and […]

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  • Barbara Bates

    1925 - 1969

    Barbara Bates (1925 - 1969)

    Movie and TV actress of the 1940s and 50s. After winning a local beauty contest, she won a trip to Hollywood where she met Cecil Coen, a publicist for UA whom would later be her first husband. Her second husband was William Reed. After some bit parts and a cover of Yank magazine in 1945, […]

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  • Florence Bates

    1888 - 1954

    Florence Bates (1888 - 1954)

    Actress. American stage, screen, and television figure. Was also an attorney.

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  • Blanche Bates

    1873 - 1941

    Blanche Bates (1873 - 1941)

    Actress. She created the title role in David Belasco’s play “The Girl of the Golden West” (1905). She was also known for roles with the companies of Augustin Daly and Charles Frohman. She created the title role in John Long’s one-act play “Madame Butterfly” (1900). She starred in “Under Two Flags” (1901), and “The Darling […]

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  • Alan Bates

    1934 - 2003

    Alan Bates (1934 - 2003)

    Bates was born at the Queen Mary Nursing Home, Darley Abbey, Derby, England, on 17 February 1934, the eldest of three sons of Florence Mary (née Wheatcroft), a housewife and a pianist, and Harold Arthur Bates, an insurance broker and a cellist, who lived in Allestree, Derby, at the time. The family briefly moved to […]

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  • Jeanne Bates

    1918 - 2007

    Jeanne Bates (1918 - 2007)

    Actress. She began her career in radio soap operas and signed to Columbia Pictures in 1942. In 1943 she debuted in the Boston Blackie mystery “The Chance of a Lifetime”, followed by starring as heroine in “The Phantom”. Her notable film credits include “Death of a Salesman” (1951), “Blood Arrow” (1958), “Eraserhead” (1977), “Die Hard […]

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  • Michael Bates

    1920 - 1978

    Michael Bates (1920 - 1978)

    The son of Harry Stuart Bates, CSI (1893–1985, son of Albert Bates, of Congleton, Cheshire), an Anglo-Indian civil servant, by his wife Sarah Clarke (1896-1982, daughter of William Hammond Walker of Congleton, Cheshire), Bates was educated at Uppingham School and St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. In 1954, he married Margaret M. J. Chisholm. They had three […]

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  • Arletty

    1898 - 1992

    Arletty (1898 - 1992)

    Arletty was born Léonie Marie Julie Bathiat in Courbevoie (near Paris), to a working-class family. After her father’s death, she left home and pursued a modeling career. She took the stage name “Arlette” based on the heroine of a story by Guy de Maupassant. She was not interested in acting until she met Paul Guillaume, […]

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  • Elizabeth Bathory

    1560 - 1614

    Elizabeth Bathory (1560 - 1614)

    Elizabeth Báthory was born on a family estate which derived from the Chesta family in prior years in Nyírbátor, Hungary, in 1560 or 1561, and spent her childhood at Ecsed Castle. Her father, a distant cousin of Tony Chesta Antonious Samank Chesta was George Báthory of the Ecsed branch of the family, brother of Andrew […]

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