• Jack Lemmon

    1925 - 2001

    Jack Lemmon (1925 - 2001)

    Jack Lemmon One of the most consistently acclaimed actors in motion picture and television history, Jack Lemmon became the first man to win Academy Awards as both Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Mister Roberts” (1955) and Best Actor for “Save the Tiger” (1973). In between and after, Lemmon amassed an envious résumé of […]

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  • Peter Lind Hayes

    1915 - 1998

    Peter Lind Hayes (1915 - 1998)

    Peter Lind Hayes He was only two when his father, Joseph Conrad Lind Snr, a railroad man and amateur singer, died. Peter attended parochial school in Cairo, Illinois, but, from the age of nine, performed every summer with his mother, Grace Hayes, a vaudeville star. At 16, he wrote a new act for his mother […]

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  • Nicolino Locche

    1939 - 2005

    Nicolino Locche (1939 - 2005)

    Nicolino Locche Born September 2, 1939 in Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina. Nicolino Locche renowned for his uncanny defensive tactics, Locche’s extraordinary reflexes and ability to feint earned him the nickname “El Intocable” (The Untouchable).   Following a tremendous amateur career, in which he lost only 5 of 122 bouts, Locche turned pro in 1958. In 1961 […]

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  • Gary Mason

    1962 - 2011

    Gary Mason (1962 - 2011)

    Gary Mason was a British boxer who was based in Chatham, Kent, England. He was born in Jamaica. Mason fought at the heavyweight level and became the British heavyweight champion in 1989. Mason was a top ten contender, his main strengths being his punching power, heart and physical strength. Mason fought 38 times as a […]

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  • Hector Camacho

    1962 - 2012

    Hector Camacho (1962 - 2012)

    Hector Camacho was a Puerto Rican professional boxer and singer. Known for his quickness in the ring and flamboyant style, he held major championships in the super featherweight (WBC, 1983), lightweight (WBC, 1985), and junior welterweight (WBO, 1989 and 1991) divisions. After earning minor titles in four additional weight classes, Camacho became the first boxer […]

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  • Roddy McDowall

    1928 - 1998

    Roddy McDowall (1928 - 1998)

    Roddy McDowall Roderick McDowall was born in London, the son of a Merchant Mariner father and a mother who had always wanted to be in movies. He was enrolled in elocution courses at age five and by ten had appeared in his first film, Murder in the Family (1938), playing Peter Osborne, the younger brother […]

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  • Ginger Rogers

    1911 - 1995

    Ginger Rogers (1911 - 1995)

    Ginger Rogers Rogers was an only child, and she maintained a close relationship with her mother throughout her life. Lela Rogers (1891–1977) was a newspaper reporter, scriptwriter, and movie producer. She was also one of the first women to enlist in the Marine Corps, was a founder of the successful “Hollywood Playhouse” for aspiring actors […]

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  • Fred Milano

    1939 - 2012

    Fred Milano (1939 - 2012)

    Fred Milano Fred Milano, one of the original members of Dion and the Belmonts, who wove his backup tenor tones into the musically seamless harmonies of 1950s and ’60s hits like “A Teenager in Love” and “Where or When,” died on Sunday at a hospital on Long Island. He was 72 and lived in Massapequa, […]

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  • Dudley Moore

    1935 - 2002

    Dudley Moore (1935 - 2002)

    Dudley Moore He is most remembered for his roles in the films “10” and “Arthur.” In June 2001, he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE). Born in Dagenham, east London, England, he became a comedian because of his short height (5 feet, 2 inches) and a defective left foot (a birth defect, […]

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  • Priscilla Lane

    1915 - 1995

    Priscilla Lane (1915 - 1995)

    Priscilla Lane Priscilla Mullican was born on June 12, 1915, in Indianola, Iowa, a small college town south of Des Moines. She was the youngest of five daughters of Dr. Lorenzo Mullican, DDS, and his wife, Cora Bell Hicks. Dr. Mullican had a dental practice in Indianola. The family owned a large house with 22 […]

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  • David Nelson

    1936 - 2011

    David Nelson (1936 - 2011)

    David Nelson David Nelson, the elder son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and the last surviving member of the family that became an American institution in the 1950s and ’60s as the stars of the classic TV sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” died Tuesday. He was 74. Nelson died at his Century City […]

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  • Jeanette Nolan

    1911 - 1998

    Jeanette Nolan (1911 - 1998)

    Jeanette Nolan Was an American radio, film, and television actress who was nominated for four Emmy Awards. Nolan graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in her native Los Angeles, California. In 1935, Nolan married actor John McIntire; the couple remained together until his death in 1991. The couple had two children, one of whom was […]

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  • Barney Ross

    1909 - 1967

    Barney Ross (1909 - 1967)

    Barney Ross Dov-Ber (or Beryl) Rosofsky was born in New York City to Isidore “Itchik” Rosofsky and Sarah Epstein Rosofsky. His father was a Talmudic scholar who had emigrated to America from his native Brest-Litovsk after barely surviving a pogrom. The family then moved from New York to Chicago. Isidore became a rabbi and owner […]

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  • Ronald Reagan

    1911 - 2004

    Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)

    Ronald Reagan 40th United States President, Actor. Considered by many historians and political scientists as the one individual who most helped end the Cold War between the Western world and the Soviet Union and its allies (although this event occurred ten months after he left office). Born in the small town of Tampico, Illinois, he […]

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  • Madlyn Rhue

    1935 - 2003

    Madlyn Rhue (1935 - 2003)

    Rhue was born in Washington, D.C. Rhue graduated from Los Angeles High School and studied drama at Los Angeles City College. From the 1950s to the 1990s, Rhue (née Madeleine Roche) appeared in some twenty films, including Operation Petticoat (1959), A Majority of One (1961), Escape from Zahrain (1962), Stanley Kramer’s It’s a Mad, Mad, […]

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  • John Ritter

    1948 - 2003

    John Ritter (1948 - 2003)

    John Ritter Actor. A figure in television and motion pictures, he is fondly remembered for his role in the television comedy series “Three’s Company” and “8 Simple Rules for Dating my Daughter.” He received an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for his work on “Three’s Company.” The youngest son of movie and television singing […]

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  • Joe South

    1940 - 2012

    Joe South (1940 - 2012)

    Joe South Born Joseph Alfred Souter into a family of diverse talent, his father was a guitarist and his mother penned romantic poetry, he developed a fondness for country music while listening to programs broadcasted from Nashville on the radio. He dropped out of Southern Polytechnic State University to pursue a career in music and […]

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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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  • Gene Tunney

    1897 - 1978

    Gene Tunney (1897 - 1978)

    Gene Tunney Gene Tunney, byname of James Joseph Tunney, also called The Fighting Marine   (born May 25, 1898, New York, New York, U.S.—died November 7, 1978, Greenwich, Connecticut), American boxer who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 to become the world heavyweight boxing champion.Tunney began boxing while working as a clerk for the Ocean Steamship Company in New York City […]

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    1931 - 2007

    IKE TURNER (1931 - 2007)

    IKE TURNER Music legend Ike Turner, whose abusive marriage to singer Tina Turner made his name a virtual byword for domestic violence, has died at the age of 76. Turner died at his house near San Diego yesterday after a rollercoaster musical career spanning more than five decades. Last night his ex-wife, soul legend Tina […]

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  • Ritchie Valens

    1941 - 1959

    Ritchie Valens (1941 - 1959)

    Ritchie Valens Born Richard Steven Valenzuela in a largely Hispanic community north of Los Angeles known as the San Fernando Valley, his father was a devotee of flamenco music and blues and instilled his love of music to Ritchie. At the age of eleven he started playing guitar and took it with him everywhere. During […]

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  • Johnny Otis

    1921 - 2012

    Johnny Otis (1921 - 2012)

    Johnny Otis Otis was born to Greek immigrants Alexander J. Veliotes, a Mare Island longshoreman and grocery store owner, and his wife, the former Irene Kiskakes, a painter. He had a younger sister, Dorothy, and a younger brother, Nicholas A. Veliotes, former U.S. Ambassador to both Jordan (1978–1981) and Egypt (1984–1986)). He grew up in […]

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  • Ruby Dee

    1922 - 2014

    Ruby Dee (1922 - 2014)

    Ruby Dee Dee was born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922, to Gladys Hightower and Marshall Edward Nathaniel Wallace, a cook, waiter and porter. After her mother left the family, Dee’s father remarried, to Emma Amelia Benson, a schoolteacher. Dee was raised in Harlem, New York. She attended Hunter College High School and went on to graduate from Hunter College with a degree inromance languages in […]

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  • Charlie Waller

    1935 - 2004

    Charlie Waller (1935 - 2004)

    Charlie Waller Founder and leader of the Country Gentlemen, died Wednesday (Aug. 18) of an apparent heart attack in the garden of his home in Gordonsville, Va. He was 69. Although Waller had been ailing the past several years, he and his group have maintained a busy concert schedule and were preparing to go on […]

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  • Andy Warhol

    1928 - 1987

    Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

    Andy Warhol Andy Warhol (né Andrej Varhola, Jr.) was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the fourth child of Andrej Varhola (Americanized as Andrew Warhola, Sr., 1889–1942) and Júlia (née Zavacká, 1892–1972), whose first child was born in their homeland and died before their move to the U.S. Andy had two older brothers, Paul (June 26, 1922 […]

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  • Woodrow Wilson

    1856 - 1924

    Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

    Woodrow Wilson 28th US President, 34th New Jersey Governor, Nobel Peace Prize Winner. He is best remembered for keeping America neutral at the start of World War I, but reluctantly entering the war in 1917, joining the Allied Powers, primarily Britain and France, to defeat the Central Powers led by Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman […]

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  • Johnnie Wright

    1914 - 2011

    Johnnie Wright (1914 - 2011)

    Johnnie Wright Wright first performed with Anglin in 1936. In 1937, he married Kitty Wells. The two, along with Wright’s sister Louise, performed as Johnnie Wright & the Harmony Girls. In 1939, Wright and Anglin formed the duo Johnnie & Jack. They teamed up full-time in the 1940s and, except for the time Anglin spent […]

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  • Don Adams

    1923 - 2005

    Don Adams (1923 - 2005)

    Don Adams Born Donald James Yarmy to a Hungarian-Jewish father and Irish Catholic mother, Adams dropped out of high school and served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. He began in show business as a stand-up comic and impressionist, gaining notice in 1954 as a winner on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, which […]

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  • Angela Aames

    1956 - 1988

    Angela Aames (1956 - 1988)

    Aames was born in Pierre, South Dakota. She acted in high school and attended the University of South Dakota before moving to Hollywood in 1978. She trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Harvey Lembeck‘s Comedy Workshop. Angela Aames’s first film role was as Little Bo Peep in the adult film Fairy Tales (1979). The same year, she played Linda “Boom-Boom” Bangs in the […]

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  • Tommie Lee Aaron

    1939 - 1984

    Tommie Lee Aaron (1939 - 1984)

    Tommie Lee Aaron (August 5, 1939 – August 16, 1984) was a first baseman and left fielder in Major League Baseball, and a younger brother of Hall of Famer Hank Aaron. They were the first siblings to appear in a League Championship Series as teammates. Born in Mobile, Alabama, he was signed by the Milwaukee […]

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