• Marie Windsor

    1919 - 2000

    Marie Windsor (1919 - 2000)

    Windsor, unofficially appointed “Miss Utah of 1939″ by the Chamber of Commerce of Marysvale, Utah, trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya.[a] After working for several years as a telephone operator, a stage and radio actress, and a bit and extra player in films, she began playing feature and lead parts in 1947. The 5’9” actress’s […]

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  • Marília Pêra

    1943 - 2015

    Marília Pêra (1943 - 2015)

    Marília Soares Pêra (Marilia Pera da Graça Mello, after she married), was born on January 22, 1943 in the neighborhood of Rio Comprido, in Rio de Janeiro. From 14 to 21 years, works as a dancer in musicals and revue as Minha Querida Lady (1962), starring Bibi Ferreira, and O Teu Cabelo Não Nega (1963) biography […]

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  • Marilyn Monroe

    1926 - 1962

    Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)

    Marilyn Monroe Actress. In a career that spanned 16 years, with no acting experience and through the promotion of her sex symbol image, Marilyn became a Hollywood media star and a legend while making 29 movies. She was born in Los Angeles at General Hospital to unmarried Gladys Pearl Monroe Baker. Her father was Charles […]

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  • Marilyn Burns

    1949 - 2014

    Marilyn Burns (1949 - 2014)

    Marilyn Burns Marilyn Burns (May 7, 1949 – August 5, 2014) was an American actress, best known for her roles in Tobe Hooper’s cult horror films The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), and Eaten Alive (1977). She is also known for portraying Linda Kasabian in the three-time Emmy-nominated miniseries Helter Skelter (1976). Early life and […]

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  • Marilyn Chambers

    1952 - 2009

    Marilyn Chambers (1952 - 2009)

    Born Marilyn Ann Briggs in Providence, Rhode Island, Chambers was raised in Westport, Connecticut, in a middle-class household. It is often reported that she was born in Westport; however, in a 2007 interview Chambers confirmed she was born in Providence but grew up in Westport. Her father was in advertising and her mother was a […]

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  • Marilyn Maxwell

    1921 - 1972

    Marilyn Maxwell (1921 - 1972)

    Marilyn Maxwell was a native of Clarinda, Iowa. She started her professional entertaining career as a radio singer while still a teenager before signing with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1942 as a contract player. Among the programs in which she appeared were Beat the Band and The Abbott and Costello Show. The head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer, […]

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  • Mario Lanza

    1921 - 1959

    Mario Lanza (1921 - 1959)

    Mario Lanza First singer to earn Gold Records (over 1 million copies sold) in both classical and pop categories. Born Alfred Arnold Cocozza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he left high school early to work in his uncle’s grocery store, until he auditioned for a music scholarship in 1942. During World War II, he was drafted […]

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  • 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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  • Marion Booth

    1843 - 1910

    Marion Booth (1843 - 1910)

    Actress. Performing as Agnes Booth through most of her career during the late 19th century, she was one of the most renowned stage actresses of her time. She emigrated to the United States in 1858 and first performed in San Francisco at age 12 as a child dancer. At age 16, she married Harry Perry […]

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  • Marion Cunningham

    1922 - 2012

    Marion Cunningham (1922 - 2012)

    She was born February 11, 1922 in Los Angeles. Her parents were Joseph Enwright and Maryann (née Spelta) Enright. Her mother was frail. Her father later became an invalid and an alcoholic. She graduated from high school in Los Angeles. She met her future husband in kindergarten. After her 1942 marriage to medical malpractice lawyer […]

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  • Marion Davies

    1897 - 1961

    Marion Davies (1897 - 1961)

    Davies was born Marion Cecilia Douras on January 3, 1897, in Brooklyn, the youngest of five children born to Bernard J. Douras (1857–1935), a lawyer and judge in New York City; and Rose Reilly (1867–1928). Her father performed the civil marriage of Gloria Gould Bishop. Her elder siblings included Rose, Reine, and Ethel. A brother, […]

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  • Marit Allen

    1941 - 2007

    Marit Allen (1941 - 2007)

    Marit Allen was born in Cheshire, England on 17 September 1941 to a Norwegian mother and an English father. She was a pupil at Adcote School, an independent girls’ boarding school in Shropshire from 1951 and 1959. She then graduated from the University of Grenoble, in France.  Allen’s career in fashion began in 1961 when […]

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  • Marjorie Lord

    1918 - 2015

    Marjorie Lord (1918 - 2015)

    In 1935, at the age of 16, Marjorie Lord made her Broadway debut in The Old Maid with Judith Anderson. Her other Broadway appearances came in Signature (1945), Little Brown Jug (1946), and The Girl in the Freudian Slip (1967). Although most of Lord’s success came in television, she said in 1963: “I am primarily a […]

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  • Marjorie Main

    1890 - 1975

    Marjorie Main (1890 - 1975)

    Born Mary Tomlinson in Acton, Indiana, Main attended Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, and adopted a stage name to avoid embarrassing her father, Samuel J. Tomlinson (married to Jennie L. McGaughey), who was a church minister. She worked in vaudeville on the Chautauqua and Orpheum Circuits, and debuted on Broadway in 1916. Her first film was […]

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  • Marjorie Weaver

    1913 - 1994

    Marjorie Weaver (1913 - 1994)

    Born in Crossville, Tennessee to John Thomas Weaver and his wife, Ellen (née Martin), she attended the University of Kentucky, and later the Indiana University, with interests in music. Weaver began her acting career as a stage actress in the early 1930s, and also worked as a model during that period, as well as a […]

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  • Mark Belanger

    1944 - 1998

    Mark Belanger (1944 - 1998)

    Mark Belanger Belanger was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he attended Pittsfield High at which he played baseball and basketball. Where he became one of the first 1,000 point scorers He was recruited by the Orioles as an amateur in 1962, and made his debut with the club on August 7, 1965. He took over […]

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  • Mark Dean Schwab

    1968 - 2008

    Mark Dean Schwab (1968 - 2008)

    Schwab was released from prison on March 4, 1991, after serving three years of an eight-year sentence for the aggravated rape of a 13-year-old boy committed in 1987. The rest of his sentence was commuted and he was placed on 15 years of probation.  A month later, Cocoa resident Junny Rios-Martinez, Jr., went missing. Schwab […]

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  • Mark Frankel

    1962 - 1996

    Mark Frankel (1962 - 1996)

    Mark Frankel was born to David Lionel Frankel (a former Royal Air Force pilot) and Grace Frankel on 13 June 1962 and was raised in London. Mark Frankel came from a family accomplished in a variety of the fine arts, including his grandmother, a concert pianist, and his grandfather, a prominent violinist and conductor. He […]

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  • Mark Frechette

    1947 - 1975

    Mark Frechette (1947 - 1975)

    Mark Frechette (December 4, 1947 – September 27, 1975) was an American film actor. He is best known for his lead role in the 1970 film Zabriskie Point, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, in which he was cast despite his lack of previous acting experience. He appeared in two other films made in Italy and Yugoslavia, Many […]

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  • Mark Lenard

    1924 - 1996

    Mark Lenard (1924 - 1996)

    Lenard was born Leonard Rosenson in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a Russian Jewish immigrant, Abraham, and his wife, Bessie, but was raised in the small town of South Haven, Michigan, where his family owned a tourist resort. He joined the United States Army in 1943 and trained to be a paratrooper during World War […]

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  • Marlin Gray

    1967 - 2005

    Marlin Gray (1967 - 2005)

    On the night of April 4/morning of April 5, 20-year-old Julie Kerry, 19-year-old Robin Kerry, and their 19-year-old cousin, Thomas Cummins, were on the Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River. Gray, Antonio Richardson, Reginald Clemons, and Daniel Winfrey went to the bridge that night together. The two groups, who did not know each […]

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  • Marlon Brando

    1924 - 2004

    Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004)

    Marlon Brando Marlon Brando was born in 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska, to Marlon Brando, Sr., a pesticide and chemical feed manufacturer, and his wife, Dorothy Julia (née Pennebaker). Brando had two older sisters, Jocelyn (1919–2005) and Frances (1922–1994). Brando’s ancestry included German, Dutch, English and Irish. His patrilineal immigrant ancestor, Johann Wilhelm Brandau, arrived in […]

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  • Marshall Neilan

    1891 - 1958

    Marshall Neilan (1891 - 1958)

    Born in San Bernardino, California, Marshall Neilan was known by most as “Mickey.” Following the death of his father, the eleven-year-old Mickey Neilan had to give up on school to work at whatever he could find in order to help support his mother. As a teenager, he began acting in bit parts in live theatre, […]

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  • Martha Carson

    1921 - 2004

    Martha Carson (1921 - 2004)

    Martha Carson Things began to change after Carson met Fred Rose in Nashville. He helped convince Capitol to let her record alone, and in 1951 she made her solo-single debut with “Satisfied”, a gospel song she had written in response to audience disapproval over her divorce. The combination of Carson’s powerful alto voice and the […]

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  • Martha Graham

    1894 - 1991

    Martha Graham (1894 - 1991)

    Graham was born in Allegheny City – later to became part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – in 1894. Her father George Graham practiced as what in the Victorian era was known as an “alienist”, a practitioner of an early form of psychiatry. The Grahams were strict Presbyterians. Dr. Graham was a third-generation American of Irish descent. […]

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  • Martha Scott

    1912 - 2003

    Martha Scott (1912 - 2003)

    Scott was born in Jamesport, Missouri, the daughter of Letha (née McKinley) and Walter Alva Scott, an engineer and garage owner. Her mother was a second-cousin of U.S. President William McKinley. The Scott family remained in Jamesport until Martha was thirteen years old when they moved to Kansas City, Missouri and eventually to Detroit Michigan. […]

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  • Martha Sleeper

    1910 - 1983

    Martha Sleeper (1910 - 1983)

    Martha Sleeper reputedly spent her first years on a sheep ranch in Wyoming. Her father, William B. Sleeper, was an official of the Keith-Albee-Orpheum vaudeville circuit in New York City. Her mother was Minnie Akass. He retired to Los Angeles, California in 1923 because of ill health. She was under contract to Hal Roach studios […]

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  • Martha Washington

    1731 - 1802

    Martha Washington (1731 - 1802)

    Martha Dandridge was born on June 2, 1731 on her parents’ plantation Chestnut Grove in the British colony, Province of Virginia. She was the oldest daughter of John Dandridge (1700–1756), a Virginia planter and English immigrant, and Frances Jones (1710–1785) of English, Welsh, and French descent. Martha had three brothers and four sisters: John (1733–1749), […]

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  • Martin Gabel

    1912 - 1986

    Martin Gabel (1912 - 1986)

    Gabel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Ruth (née Herzog) and Israel Gabel, who was a jeweler. He married Arlene Francis on May 14, 1946, and they had a son named Peter Gabel, former president of New College of California.  Gabel’s most noted work was as narrator and host of the May 8, […]

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  • Martin Benson

    1918 - 2010

    Martin Benson (1918 - 2010)

    He is remembered for his role as the Kralaholme in the original London production of The King and I, a role he recreated in the Oscar winning film version. Appearing in films for over six decades, Benson played mostly supporting characters or villains. His films include The Blind Goddess (1948), Wheel of Fate (1953), Interpol (1957), […]

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