• Paula Raymond

    1924 - 2003

    Paula Raymond (1924 - 2003)

    Paula Ramona Wright was born in 1924, in San Francisco, California. Her first acting role was playing Bettina Bowman in Keep Smiling (1938), credited as Paula Rae Wright. In 1950, she was put under contract by MGM, where she played opposite such leading men as Cary Grant and Dick Powell. Earlier in her career, Raymond […]

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  • Paula Winslowe

    1910 - 1996

    Paula Winslowe (1910 - 1996)

    Paula Winslowe (March 23, 1910 – March 6, 1996), sometimes credited as Paula Winslow, was a radio and television actress and is known for her role as Bambi’s mother in the 1942 movie Bambi. Winslowe was born in Grafton, North Dakota in 1910. On radio, she was heard in many shows, including the role of Peg Riley […]

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  • Paulette Goddard

    1910 - 1990

    Paulette Goddard (1910 - 1990)

    Goddard was the only child of Joseph Russell Levy (1881–1954), who was Jewish, and the son of a prosperous cigar manufacturer from Salt Lake City, and of Alta Mae Goddard (1887–1983), who was Episcopalian and of English heritage. They married in 1908 and separated while their daughter was very young, although the divorce did not […]

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  • Pauline Boty

    1938 - 1966

    Pauline Boty (1938 - 1966)

    Boty was born in suburban south London in 1938 into a middle-class, Catholic family. The youngest of four children, she had three older brothers and a stern father who made her keenly aware of her position as a girl. In 1954 she won a scholarship to the Wimbledon School of Art which she attended despite her father’s disapproval (Boty’s mother, […]

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  • Pauline Maier

    1938 - 2013

    Pauline Maier (1938 - 2013)

    Born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1938 as Pauline Rubbelke, she attended parochial schools. Her father was a firefighter and her mother was a homemaker with five children. On entering Radcliffe College as an undergraduate, her original ambition was to be in the newspaper business.  She was a writer on The Harvard Crimson and worked […]

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  • Pavel I. Belyayev

    1925 - 1970

    Pavel I. Belyayev (1925 - 1970)

    Pavel Belyayev was one of 6 children and was known as Pasha to his family and friends. He was born on 26 June 1925, in Chelishchevo, in what is now Babushkinsky District, Vologda Oblast. In 1932 his family moved to the nearby village of Minkovo. His father was a physician’s assistant and his mother worked […]

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  • Peaches Geldof

    1989 - 2014

    Peaches Geldof (1989 - 2014)

    Geldof was born in London on 13 March 1989, the second daughter of famed singer and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof and Paula Yates and a granddaughter of Hughie Green. She had two sisters, Pixie Geldof, Fifi Trixibelle Geldof and one half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence.  She grew up in Chelsea, London, and Faversham, Kent, and […]

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  • Pearl Bailey

    1918 - 1990

    Pearl Bailey (1918 - 1990)

    Bailey was born in Southampton County in southeastern Virginia, to Joseph and Ella Mae Ricks Bailey. She was reared in the Bloodfields neighborhood of Newport News, Virginia.  She made her stage-singing debut when she was 15 years old. Her brother Bill Bailey was beginning his own career as a tap dancer, and suggested she enter […]

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  • Pedro Zamora

    1972 - 1994

    Pedro Zamora (1972 - 1994)

    Pedro Zamora was born in Diezmero, San Miguel del Padrón, on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, to Hector Zamora, a food-warehouse worker, and Zoraida Diaz, a housewife. Zamora was the eighth and youngest child in his family. After the birth of their seventh child, Zoraida had been told that she would not be able to […]

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  • Peggie Castle

    1927 - 1973

    Peggie Castle (1927 - 1973)

    Peggie Castle was born Peggy Blair in Appalachia in Wise County in far southwestern Virginia. She changed her last name from Blair “because there was another actress named Blair at the first studio in which she worked.” Her father, Doyle H. Blair, was at one point “an industrial relations director for a large corporation” and later […]

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  • Peggy Knudsen

    1923 - 1980

    Peggy Knudsen (1923 - 1980)

    Born Margaret Ann Knudsen in Duluth, Minnesota, she made her Broadway debut in My Sister Eileen. She began her film career in 1946 in A Stolen Life opposite Bette Davis. That same year, she appeared in bit parts in several films including The Big Sleep and Humoresque with Joan Crawford.  Despite appearing in big budget […]

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  • Peggy Lee

    1920 - 2002

    Peggy Lee (1920 - 2002)

    Peggy Lee Singer, Songwriter and Actress. Best remembered for songs “Fever,” “Lover,” “Big Spender,” and a host of other songs. Born Norma Dolores Egstrom, her mother died when she was 4, and her father, a railroad station agent, remarried, but later abandoned the new family, leaving Peggy with her stepmother, who physically abused her. Peggy […]

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  • Peggy Wood

    1892 - 1978

    Peggy Wood (1892 - 1978)

    Peggy Wood was born Mary Margaret Wood in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Eugene Wood, a journalist, and Mary Gardner, a telegraph operator. She was a direct descendant of Daniel Boone. Wood spent nearly fifty years on the stage, beginning in the chorus and becoming known as a Broadway singer and star. She made […]

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  • Penny DeHaven

    1948 - 2014

    Penny DeHaven (1948 - 2014)

    Penny DeHaven A popular performing and recording artist, she shall be remembered for her numerous hit records, mostly from the 1970s. Raised in Winchester, she began her professional career on WWVA’s “Wheeling Jamboree” shortly after finishing high school and in 1967 started cutting records, originally under the name Penny Starr. Moving to Nashville two years […]

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  • Penny Singleton

    1908 - 2003

    Penny Singleton (1908 - 2003)

    Singleton began her show business career when she was a child, singing at a silent movie theater, and toured in vaudeville as part of an act called “The Kiddie Kabaret”. She sang and danced with Milton Berle, whom she had known since childhood, and actor Gene Raymond, and appeared on Broadway in Jack Benny’s The […]

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  • Pepe Iglesias

    1915 - 1991

    Pepe Iglesias (1915 - 1991)

    Son of Spanish immigrants, he developed his career in his native land of Argentina, before settling in Spain in May 1952. Soon after, he made his debut with the Spanish public through a local radio station in Barcelona. The following year, he appeared Ramon Torrado’s film Que Loco!, alongside Pepe Isbert and Emma Penella. He […]

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  • Percy Sledge

    1940 - 2015

    Percy Sledge (1940 - 2015)

    Percy Sledge The singer sky-rocketed to the top of both the Hot 100 and R&B charts with his dramatic, heartrending ballad “When a Man Loves a Woman” – his debut single and one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time – in 1966. It spent 13 weeks on the Billboard pop chart, and was […]

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  • Pernell Roberts

    1928 - 2010

    Pernell Roberts (1928 - 2010)

    Roberts was born in 1928 in North Carolina and moved to Waycross, Georgia as an infant, the only child of Pernell Elven Roberts, Sr. (1907–1980), a Dr Pepper salesman, and Minnie (Betty) Myrtle Morgan Roberts (1910–1988). During his high school years, Pernell played the horn, acted in school and church plays and sang in local […]

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  • Perry Lopez

    1929 - 2008

    Perry Lopez (1929 - 2008)

    Perry Lopez (born Julios Caesar Lopez; July 22, 1929 – February 14, 2008) was an American film and television actor. His acting career lasted 40 years. Lopez was born in New York City of Puerto Rican descent. Lopez began his acting career on in theater, based in New York. He was signed to a contract at […]

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  • Persis Foster Eames Albee

    1836 - 1914

    Persis Foster Eames Albee (1836 - 1914)

    She was known as the “First Avon Lady”. In 1886 became the first saleswoman for the California Perfume Company, a business that eventually became the multi-billion dollar Avon Products, Incorporated. She started selling the company’s products in 1886 door-to-door, and rose to become the chief of sales for the business. It was her idea to […]

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  • Pert Kelton

    1907 - 1968

    Pert Kelton (1907 - 1968)

    Pert Kelton was a young comedienne in A-list movies during the 1930s, often as the leading lady’s wisecracking friend. She had a memorable turn in 1933 as dance hall singer “Trixie” in The Bowery alongside Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper and Fay Wray. Directed by Raoul Walsh, the film depicts Steve Brodie, the first […]

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  • Pete Drake

    1932 - 1988

    Pete Drake (1932 - 1988)

    Pete Drake Roddis Franklin “Pete” Drake was a record producer, record company founder, Charlie Rich’s “Behind Closed Doors,” Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay,” and Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man.” Drake played on thirty-eight of forty-eight BMI (Broadcast Music, Incorporated) award-winning recordings in 1966 alone. He also played his steel guitar on five of Elvis […]

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  • Peter “Pistol Pete” Maravich

    1947 - 1988

    Peter “Pistol Pete” Maravich (1947 - 1988)

    Professional Basketball Player. The greatest college (NCAA) basketball scorer in history, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986. He played collegiately for his father, Press Maravich, at Louisiana State University. He spent most of his professional career with the Atlanta Hawks. He collapsed and died after playing in a pick-up basketball […]

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  • Peter Alexander

    1926 - 2011

    Peter Alexander (1926 - 2011)

    Peter Alexander Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer (30 June 1926 – 12 February 2011), commonly known as Peter Alexander, was an Austrian actor, singer and entertainer. His fame emerged in the 1950s and 1960s through popular film comedies and successful recordings, predominantly of Schlager and operetta repertory. Later, Alexander established himself as the acclaimed host of television […]

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  • Peter B. Lewis

    1933 - 2013

    Peter B. Lewis (1933 - 2013)

    Lewis was raised in a Jewish family in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, the oldest of four children born to Helen and Joseph Lewis. His father — who had co-founded a small auto insurance company named Progressive Insurance with Jack Green in 1937 — was grooming Lewis to work at the company when he died at age […]

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  • Peter Coll

    1970 - 1931

    Peter Coll (1970 - 1931)

    Gangster. He was a foot soldier in his brother, Vincent ‘Mad Dog’ Coll’s army.

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  • Peter Collinson

    1936 - 1980

    Peter Collinson (1936 - 1980)

    Peter Collinson was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire in 1936. His parents, an actress and a musician, separated when he was two years old; he was raised by his grandparents. From ages eight to 14 he attended the Actor’s Orphanage in Chertsey, Surrey where he had the chance to write and act in many plays. Noël […]

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  • Peter Cushing

    1913 - 1994

    Peter Cushing (1913 - 1994)

    Cushing was born in Kenley, London, the second son of George Edward Cushing and Nellie Maria (née King) Cushing. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Dulwich, South London. After the end of the First World War, they returned close to Kenley; this time to neighbouring Purley, Surrey, where in 1926 his quantity surveyor […]

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  • Peter Dyneley

    1921 - 1977

    Peter Dyneley (1921 - 1977)

    Peter Dyneley (13 April 1921 – 19 August 1977) was an Anglo-Canadian actor. Although he appeared in many smaller roles in both film and television, he is best remembered for supplying the voice of Jeff Tracy for the 1960s “Supermarionation” TV series Thunderbirds and its two film sequels, Thunderbirds Are Go (1966) and Thunderbird 6 […]

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  • Peter Falk

    1927 - 2011

    Peter Falk (1927 - 2011)

    Peter Falk is fondly remembered for his role of Lieutenant Columbo in the popular TV series “Columbo” (1971 to 1978). Raised in Ossining, New York, at age three he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his right eye which required its removal; he would use a glass eye for the remainder of his life. […]

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