• Edward I of England

    1239 - 1307

    Edward I of England (1239 - 1307)

    Edward was born at the Palace of Westminster on the night of 17–18 June 1239, to King Henry III and Eleanor of Provence. Edward is an Anglo-Saxon name, as was not commonly given among the aristocracy of England after the Norman Conquest, but Henry was devoted to the veneration of Edward the Confessor, and decided […]

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  • Edward James “Batty” Abbaticchio

    1877 - 1957

    Edward James “Batty” Abbaticchio (1877 - 1957)

    Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Abbatticchio was among the first wave of professional football players. He began his professional football career with the Latrobe Athletic Association in 1895, where he starred as a fullback and kicker. In 1896, Abbatticchio kicked a 23-yard kicked field goal to help give Latrobe a 5-0 win over the West Virginia […]

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  • Edward Koch

    1924 - 2013

    Edward Koch (1924 - 2013)

    Koch was born in The Bronx borough of New York City, the son of Yetta (or Joyce, née Silpe) and Louis (Leib) Koch, immigrants from Uscieczko in Eastern Galicia. He came from a family of Conservative Jews who resided in Newark, New Jersey, where his father worked at a theater. As a child, he worked […]

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  • Edward VIII of the United Kingdom

    1894 - 1972

    Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (1894 - 1972)

    Edward VIII was born on 23 June 1894 at White Lodge, Richmond Park, on the outskirts of London, during the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria. He was the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary). His father was the son of the Prince and Princess […]

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  • Edward Winter

    1937 - 2001

    Edward Winter (1937 - 2001)

    Winter was born in Ventura, California, and began his career on Broadway. Winter was twice nominated for Tony Awards as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical). The first was in 1967, as Herr Ludwig in Cabaret, then in 1969, as J.D. Sheldrake in Promises, Promises. He moved on to television, appearing on the daytime serials The […]

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  • Edwin Adams

    1834 - 1877

    Edwin Adams (1834 - 1877)

    American Actor. Adams became interested in acting in his late teens, and before he turned twenty debuted on stage at the National Theatre in Boston portraying the character Stephen, the sympathetic character of Sir Thomas in “The Hunchback”. Later that same year he appeared in Hamlet portraying the part of Bernado. In 1854, he left […]

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  • Edwin Howard Armstrong

    1890 - 1954

    Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890 - 1954)

    Armstrong was born in the Chelsea district of New York City to John and Emily Armstrong. His father was the American representative of the Oxford University Press, which published Bibles and standard classical works. John Armstrong, who was also a native of New York, began working at the Oxford University Press at a young age […]

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  • Edwin Land

    1909 - 1991

    Edwin Land (1909 - 1991)

    Edwin Land was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Matha (Goldfaden) and Harry Land, owner of a scrap metal yard. Land’s parents were of Eastern European Jewish descent. Land attended the Norwich Free Academy at Norwich, Connecticut, a semi-private high school, and graduated in the class of 1927. The library there was posthumously named for him, […]

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  • Edwin Newman

    1919 - 2010

    Edwin Newman (1919 - 2010)

    Newman was born on January 25, 1919, in New York City to Myron, a credit manager, and Rose (née Parker) Newman. His older brother was M.W. Newman, a longtime reporter for the Chicago Daily News. Newman married Rigel Grell on August 14, 1944. They had one daughter, Nancy, who was born on October 6, 1945. […]

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  • Edwina Booth

    1904 - 1991

    Edwina Booth (1904 - 1991)

    Born Josephine Constance Woodruff, the daughter of a doctor, in Provo, Utah, Edwina Booth’s brief film career began in 1928 with the Dorothy Arzner-directed Manhattan Cocktail. She was on vacation following a 1927 stage appearance when film director E. Mason Hopper saw her and offered her a part in a Marie Prevost picture. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) […]

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  • Eiji Toyoda

    1913 - 2013

    Eiji Toyoda (1913 - 2013)

    Toyoda studied mechanical engineering at Tokyo Imperial University from 1933 to 1936.  During this time his cousin Kiichiro established an automobile plant at the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works in the city of Nagoya in central Japan. Toyoda joined his cousin in the plant at the conclusion of his degree and throughout their lives they shared […]

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  • Eiko Ishioka

    1938 - 2012

    Eiko Ishioka (1938 - 2012)

    Ishioka was born in Tokyo to a commercial graphic designer father and a housewife mother. Although her father encouraged her interest in art as a child, he discouraged her ambition to follow him into the business. She graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.  Eiko began her career with the advertising […]

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  • Eileen Ambrose

    1925 - 2004

    Eileen Ambrose (1925 - 2004)

    Eileen Ambrose She will be greatly missed by her loving husband Frank, her family, her many friends and her adorable four legged son Sir Winston II–who affectionately knew Frank and Terry as the “King and Queen of Lithuania”. Terry was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan July 1, 1925 and has lived in the Detroit and […]

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  • Eileen Brennan

    1932 - 2013

    Eileen Brennan (1932 - 2013)

    Eileen Brennan American actress of film, television, and theater. Brennan was known for her role as Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin, for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She reprised the role for the TV adaptation, winning both a Golden Globe and Emmy for her performance. She received Emmy nominations for […]

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  • Eileen Ford

    1922 - 2014

    Eileen Ford (1922 - 2014)

    Eileen Cecile Otte was born in Manhattan and raised in suburban Great Neck, Long Island, the only daughter of four children of Loretta Marie (née Laine) and Nathaniel Otte. Eileen had been a model during the summers of her freshman and sophomore years at Barnard College, modeling for the Harry Conover Modeling Agency, one of […]

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  • Eileen Heckart

    1919 - 2001

    Eileen Heckart (1919 - 2001)

    Heckart was born Anna Eileen Herbert in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Esther Stark, who wed Leo Herbert (not the child’s father) at her own mother’s insistence so her child would not be born with the stigma of illegitimacy. The child was soon after legally adopted by her maternal grandmother’s wealthy second husband, J.W. Heckart, […]

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  • Elaine Kaufman

    1929 - 2010

    Elaine Kaufman (1929 - 2010)

    Kaufman was born in Manhattan, on February 10, 1929, and raised in Queens and later the Bronx. After a variety of jobs, including night cosmetician, she started in the restaurant business in 1959, joining Alfredo Viazzi—then her boyfriend—in running his recently opened Greenwich Village restaurant Portofino. Portofino was frequented by people in the downtown publishing […]

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  • Elaine Riley

    1917 - 2015

    Elaine Riley (1917 - 2015)

    Elaine Riley (January 15, 1917 – December 7, 2015) was an American film and television actress. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Riley, Riley was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, on January 15, 1917. She won the Miss East Liverpool beauty title and was runner-up for the Miss Ohio title in 1937. Riley also was […]

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  • Elaine Stritch

    1925 - 2014

    Elaine Stritch (1925 - 2014)

    Elaine Stritch was born on February 2, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan, the youngest daughter of Mildred (née Jobe; 1893–1987), a homemaker, and George Joseph Stritch (1892–1987), an executive with B.F. Goodrich. Her Roman Catholic family was well-off. Stritch’s father was of Irish descent, her mother of Welsh. Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago from 1940 […]

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  • Eldridge Cleaver

    1935 - 1998

    Eldridge Cleaver (1935 - 1998)

    Born in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, as a child Cleaver moved with his family to Phoenix and then to Los Angeles. He was the son of Leroy Cleaver and Thelma Hattie Robinson. He had 4 siblings: Wilhelima Marie, Helen Grace, James Weldon, and Theophilus Henry. In 1967, he married Kathleen Neal Cleaver; they divorced in 1987. They […]

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  • Eleanor Adair

    1926 - 2013

    Eleanor Adair (1926 - 2013)

    Eleanor Adair Eleanor Campbell Reed was born on Nov. 28, 1926, in Arlington, Massachusetts. Her father had a Dodge dealership; prior to marriage her mother had worked as a fashion illustrator. Adair (then Reed) received a degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1948. Her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1955 is in physics […]

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  • Eleanor Audley

    1905 - 1991

    Eleanor Audley (1905 - 1991)

    Eleanor Audley Beginning as a radio actress, she worked extensively in the 1940s and 50s in Hollywood on such shows as Escape, Suspense and the radio versions of My Favorite Husband (as mother-in-law Mrs. Cooper), The Story of Dr. Kildare (as receptionist Molly Byrd), and Father Knows Best (as one of the Anderson family’s neighbors). […]

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  • Eleanor Boardman

    1898 - 1991

    Eleanor Boardman (1898 - 1991)

    Actress. While still a teenager, she began her career as a model for Eastman Kodak and became known as the Kodak Girl. The ads she appeared in were shown all over the United States, and she gained quite a bit of popularity. Even though her parents were very religious and believed that the movies were […]

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  • Eleanor Lambert

    1903 - 2003

    Eleanor Lambert (1903 - 2003)

    Lambert was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She attended the John Herron School of Art and the Chicago Art Institute to study fashion. Lambart wanted to be a sculptor but went into advertising. She started at an advertising agency in Manhattan, dealing mostly with artists and art galleries.  She was married twice, firstly to Wills Conner, […]

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  • Eleanor Parker

    1922 - 2013

    Eleanor Parker (1922 - 2013)

    Eleanor Parker Born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, she later moved with her family to East Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended public schools and graduated from Shaw High School. After high school, at the age of 18, she was signed by Warner Brothers in 1941. She was cast that year in the film […]

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  • Eleanor Powell

    1912 - 1982

    Eleanor Powell (1912 - 1982)

    Powell was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. A dancer since childhood, she was discovered at the age of 11 by the head of the Vaudeville Kiddie revue, Gus Edwards. When she was 17, she brought her graceful, athletic style to Broadway, where she starred in various revues and musicals. During this time, she was dubbed “the […]

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    1884 - 1962

    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born at 56 West 37th Street in New York City, to socialites Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt (1860–1894) and Anna Rebecca Hall (1863–1892). From an early age, she preferred to be called by her middle name (Eleanor). Through her father, she was a niece of President Theodore “T.R.” Roosevelt, Jr. (1858–1919). Through her […]

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  • Eli Lilly

    1838 - 1898

    Eli Lilly (1838 - 1898)

    Eli Lilly (July 8, 1838 – June 6, 1898) was an American soldier, pharmaceutical chemist, industrialist, entrepreneur, and founder of the Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical corporation. Lilly enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War; he recruited a company of men to serve with him in an artillery battery, was later promoted […]

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  • Eli Wallach

    1915 - 2014

    Eli Wallach (1915 - 2014)

    Wallach was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, at 156 Union St., a son of Jewish immigrants Abraham and Bertha (Schorr) Wallach, both from Poland. He had a brother and two sisters, with his family being the only Jews in an otherwise Italian American neighborhood. His parents owned Bertha’s Candy Store. Wallach graduated in 1936 from […]

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  • Elia Kazan

    1909 - 2003

    Elia Kazan (1909 - 2003)

    Elia Kazan (born Elias Kazantzoglou, September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was an American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as “one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history”. He was born in Istanbul, to Cappadocian Greek parents. After studying acting at Yale, he acted […]

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