• Scotty Beckett

    1929 - 1968

    Scotty Beckett (1929 - 1968)

    Born in Oakland, California, Beckett got his start in show business at age 3 when the family moved to Los Angeles and a casting director heard him singing by chance. Beckett was at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital visiting his father, who was recovering from an illness, and was entertaining him by singing songs in Pig […]

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  • Sean Taylor

    1983 - 2007

    Sean Taylor (1983 - 2007)

    Sean Taylor was born in Florida to Pedro Taylor, a policeman, and Donna Junor. He spent his early years growing up with his great-grandmother Aulga Clarke in Homestead, Florida and later moved to his father’s home at the age of 10. He grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Miami, on a street lined with candy-colored houses. […]

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  • Sebastian Cabot

    1918 - 1977

    Sebastian Cabot (1918 - 1977)

    Cabot was born in London, England. At the age of 14, he left school to work in an automotive garage, where he served as chauffeur and valet for British actor Frank Pettingell. Cabot became interested in theater, and after becoming acquainted with other actors and having worked for Pettingell, he joined a repertory company. Cabot […]

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  • Selena

    1971 - 1995

    Selena (1971 - 1995)

    Selena Mexican actress Salma Hayek was originally asked to play the role of Selena in a biopic film produced by the Quintanilla family and Warner Bros. Hayek turned the role down, feeling that it was “too early” to base a movie on Selena and that it would be too emotional since Selena’s death was still […]

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  • Selma Diamond

    1920 - 1985

    Selma Diamond (1920 - 1985)

    Selma Diamond was born in London, Ontario in 1920 to a tailor and his wife, but moved at a young age to Brooklyn, New York. She was graduated from New York University and published cartoons and humour essays in The New Yorker before moving to the West Coast, hiring an agent, and finding work in […]

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  • Senda Berenson Abbott

    1868 - 1954

    Senda Berenson Abbott (1868 - 1954)

    Born as Senda Valvrojenski, she immigrated to the United States when she was seven years old. Her parents were Albert and Judith Valvrojenski. When Senda was born, she had an older brother Bernard. She would later have another younger brother and two younger sisters. Albert Valvrojenski grew up following an educational track of classical Jewish […]

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  • Setsuko Hara

    1920 - 2015

    Setsuko Hara (1920 - 2015)

    Setsuko Hara was born Masae Aida (会田 昌江 Aida Masae?) in what is now Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama in a family with three sons and five daughters. Her elder sister was married to film director Hisatora Kumagai, which gave her an entry into the world of the cinema and she went to work for Nikkatsu Studios in […]

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  • Seymour Hoffman

    1967 - 2014

    Seymour Hoffman (1967 - 2014)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor, director, and producer. He was prolific in both film and theater from the early 1990s until his death in 2014 at the age of 46, after which The New York Times declared him “perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American […]

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  • Seymour Magoon

    1970 - 1970

    Seymour Magoon (1970 - 1970)

    Gangster. He was part of the Murder Incorporated a group of professional killers who worked solely for the National Crime Syndicate in the 1930s. The killers received assignments and payments to murder total strangers in the New York area or anywhere in the country, murdering anyone selected by the syndicate board. Murder, Inc. was destroyed […]

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  • Shannon Thomas

    1971 - 2005

    Shannon Thomas (1971 - 2005)

    Thomas and Keith Bernard Clay’s intention on Christmas Eve was to rob the two children’s father, Roberto Rios, a small-time marijuana and cocaine dealer, of his drugs and money. In the early afternoon Rios was duct taped to a chair, severely beaten, tortured with a pair of shears and shot twice in the head and […]

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  • Shawn Paul Humphries

    1971 - 2005

    Shawn Paul Humphries (1971 - 2005)

    His father was extremely abusive towards Humphries and introduced him to alcohol, drugs, and paint fumes when he was between the ages of six and ten. Humphries’ aunt said that his father had said on several occasions that he did not love his children and wished that they had been aborted. Humphries had only been […]

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  • Sheb Wooley

    1921 - 2003

    Sheb Wooley (1921 - 2003)

    Sheb Wooley Wooley was born in Erick, Oklahoma, and was raised on a farm. He learned to ride horses at an early age and was a working cowboy and rodeo rider. He also played in a country-western band. Wooley tried to enlist during World War II, but was turned down for military service because of […]

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  • Sheila Allen

    1932 - 2011

    Sheila Allen (1932 - 2011)

    Allen was born in Chard, Somerset, to Dorothy Essex (née Potter) and William Allen.  From the 1950s, Allen appeared in plays by Shakespeare, including for the RSC in both Stratford and London. Her first leading role was that of Katherine (“the shrew”) in The Taming of the Shrew for the Arena Company in Birmingham (1954–56). […]

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  • Sheila MacRae

    1921 - 2014

    Sheila MacRae (1921 - 2014)

    Sheila MacRae Sheila MacRae (24 September 1921 – 6 March 2014) was an English-born American actress, singer and dancer. Career MacRae appeared in such films as Caged (1950), Backfire (1950) and Sex and the Single Girl (1964). On television, MacRae played herself in an episode of I Love Lucy, “The Fashion Show” in which she […]

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  • Sheila Ryan

    1921 - 1975

    Sheila Ryan (1921 - 1975)

    Ryan had brown hair, was 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighed 107 pounds. A 1940 newspaper story included her in a group of actresses “whose alluring curves alone might have disqualified them from screen careers not so long ago,” in the words of Travis Banton, a Hollywood stylist. Born as Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlin in Topeka, […]

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  • Shelby Foote

    1916 - 2005

    Shelby Foote (1916 - 2005)

    Foote was born in Greenville, Mississippi, the son of Shelby Dade Foote and his wife Lillian (née Rosenstock). Foote’s paternal grandfather, Huger Lee Foote (1854-1915), a planter, had gambled away most of his fortune and assets. His paternal great-grandfather, Hezekiah William Foote (1813-1899), was an American Confederate veteran, attorney, planter and state politician from Mississippi. […]

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  • Sheldon Allman

    1924 - 2002

    Sheldon Allman (1924 - 2002)

    Sheldon Allman (June 8, 1924 – January 22, 2002) was a Jewish American-born Canadian raised actor, singer, and songwriter.  He began his singing career with the Royal National Guard during his World War II service with the RCAF. Relocating to Los Angeles, he appeared in twelve movies, including such notable films as Nevada Smith, The […]

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  • Sheldon Moldoff

    1920 - 2012

    Sheldon Moldoff (1920 - 2012)

    Sheldon Moldoff Shelly was much in demand throughout the forties, working for DC on many strips.  One of his favorites was one he created — The Black Pirate, featured in Action Comics. In 1953, he became Bob Kane’s main ghost and I guess I need to explain that working arrangement… Kane never drew Batman on […]

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  • Shelley Winters

    1920 - 2006

    Shelley Winters (1920 - 2006)

    Winters was born Shirley Schrift in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Rose (née Winter), a singer with The Muny, and Jonas Schrift, a designer of men’s clothing. Her parents were Jewish; her father emigrated from Austria, and her mother had been born in St. Louis to Austrian immigrants. Her parents were third cousins. Her […]

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  • Sheree North

    1932 - 2005

    Sheree North (1932 - 2005)

    North was born as Dawn Shirley Crang in Los Angeles, California, on January 17, 1932, the daughter of June Shoard and Richard Crang. Following her mother’s remarriage to Edward Bethel, she was known as Dawn Shirley Bethel. She began dancing in USO shows during World War II at age ten. In 1948, she married Fred Bessire. […]

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  • Sherman Hemsley

    1938 - 2012

    Sherman Hemsley (1938 - 2012)

    Hemsley was born and raised around 22nd and Christian streets in South Philadelphia by his mother, who worked in a lamp factory. He did not meet his father until he was 14. He attended Barrat Middle School, Central High School for 9th grade and Bok Technical High School for 10th, when he dropped out of […]

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  • Shirley Mason

    1900 - 1979

    Shirley Mason (1900 - 1979)

    Born to Emil and Mary (née Dubois) Flugrath, she and her two sisters Edna and Virginia became actresses at the insistence of their mother. Mason, and her sister Virginia (Viola Dana), made their film debuts at the ages of 10 and 13, respectively, in the film A Christmas Carol (1910). Shirley Mason’s next film was […]

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  • Shirley Mitchell

    1919 - 2013

    Shirley Mitchell (1919 - 2013)

    Shirley Mitchell Shirley Mitchell (November 4, 1919 – November 11, 2013) was an American radio, film, and television actress. Biography Early life Mitchell was born in Toledo, Ohio,the daughter of Sam Mitchell and his wife. Career Following a move to Chicago, Mitchell appeared in the network broadcast of The First Nighter and played small parts in various […]

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  • Shirley Stelfox

    1941 - 2015

    Shirley Stelfox (1941 - 2015)

    Born at Dukinfield, Cheshire, on 11 April 1941, Shirley Stelfox early caught the acting bug, despite suffering from bilateral amblyopia, leaving her short-sighted. She managed to overcome this handicap to secure a place at RADA wherever classmates were Edward Fox, John Thaw and Sarah Miles. After Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Stelfox started straight at the […]

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  • Shirley Temple

    1928 - 2014

    Shirley Temple (1928 - 2014)

    Shirley Temple Actress, United States Diplomat. She is considered an icon of American cinema, she is arguably the most successful child film star in motion picture history. She started taking dancing lessons at the age of three, and had her first experience in motion pictures when she was chosen to appear in a series of […]

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  • Sid Abel

    1918 - 2000

    Sid Abel (1918 - 2000)

    Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, “Old Bootnose”, as he was known, was the third member of the Red Wings’ celebrated “Production line” along with Hockey Hall of Fame teammates Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay. Abel won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in 1949. Abel was traded from the Red Wings to the Black Hawks in […]

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  • Sid Bernstein

    1918 - 2013

    Sid Bernstein (1918 - 2013)

    Sid Bernstein was born in New York City in 1918, and was adopted by a Russian Jewish family. He studied journalism at Columbia University, before working in a ballroom and joining the US Army in 1943. During World War II, he was stationed in Britain, and also served in France with the 602nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery […]

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  • Sid Caesar

    1922 - 2014

    Sid Caesar (1922 - 2014)

    Caesar was the youngest of three sons born to Jewish immigrants living in Yonkers, New York. His father was Max Ziser and his mother was Ida (née Raphael). They likely were from Dambrowa Tarnowska, Poland. Reports state that the surname “Caesar” was given to Max, as a child, by an immigration official at Ellis Island. […]

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  • Sid Caesar

    1922 - 2014

    Sid Caesar (1922 - 2014)

    Sid Caesar Isaac Sidney “Sid” Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) was an American comic actor and writer, best known for the pioneering 1950s live television series Your Show of Shows, a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 million people, and its successor Caesar’s Hour, both of which influenced later generations of comedians. […]

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  • Sid Melton

    1917 - 2011

    Sid Melton (1917 - 2011)

    Born in Brooklyn, New York as Sidney Meltzer, he was the son of Isidor Meltzer, a Yiddish theater comedian, and the brother of screenwriter Lewis Meltzer. He made his stage debut in a 1939 touring production of See My Lawyer and in 1941 was cast as Fingers in Shadow of the Thin Man. During World […]

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