• Eliana Ramos

    1988 - 2007

    Eliana Ramos (1988 - 2007)

    Ramos was a fashion model in Latin America and was signed to Dotto Models, a prestigious modeling agency based in Argentina. Outside of South America, Eliana also worked in Mexico and stayed in Japan for 3 months in early 2006 with her sister Luisel.  On February 13, 2007, Eliana Ramos was found dead at her […]

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  • Eliot Ness

    1903 - 1957

    Eliot Ness (1903 - 1957)

    Eliot Ness Ness remarried in 1939, to illustrator Evaline Michelow. The Nesses moved to Washington, D.C. in 1942 where he worked for the federal government, directing the battle against prostitution in communities surrounding military bases, where venereal disease was a serious problem. Later he made a number of forays into the corporate world, all of […]

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  • Elisabeth Bing

    1914 - 2015

    Elisabeth Bing (1914 - 2015)

    Elisabeth Bing was born on 8 July 1914, in a suburb of Berlin. Hers was a home birth, and she was delivered before the doctor could arrive. Her family were of Jewish descent, but converted to Protestantism years before her birth, and on sensing danger with the rise of Nazi Germany, they decided to leave […]

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  • Elisabeth Fraser

    1920 - 2005

    Elisabeth Fraser (1920 - 2005)

    Born as Elisabeth Fraser Jonker in Brooklyn, New York, Fraser began her acting career six weeks after graduating from high school; she was cast as the ingenue in the Broadway production of There Shall Be No Night, which won the Pulitzer Prize for the 1940-1941 season. Fraser obtained a contract with Warner Brothers studios. She […]

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  • Eliza Johnson

    1810 - 1876

    Eliza Johnson (1810 - 1876)

    Born at Telford, Tennessee, the only child of John McCardle, a shoemaker, and Sarah Phillips-McCardle, Eliza lost her father when she was still a small child. She was raised by her widowed mother in Greeneville, Tennessee. One day in September 1826, Eliza was chatting with classmates from Rhea Academy when she spotted Andrew Johnson and […]

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  • Elizabeth Allen

    1929 - 2006

    Elizabeth Allen (1929 - 2006)

    Born Elizabeth Ellen Gillease in the New Jersey city of Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Manhattan, she began her career as a Ford Agency high-fashion model before landing the television role of the “Away We Go!” girl on The Jackie Gleason Show in the 1950s. Thereafter, she honed her stage skills by joining […]

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  • Elizabeth Ann Duncan

    1904 - 1962

    Elizabeth Ann Duncan (1904 - 1962)

    Elizabeth Ann Duncan was born about 1904. She was described as a drifter, said to have married 20 times and at one time operating a brothel in San Francisco. She had one child, Frank, and made him the center of her life.  At times distressed about her life, Elizabeth Duncan tried to commit suicide. During […]

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  • Elizabeth Bathory

    1560 - 1614

    Elizabeth Bathory (1560 - 1614)

    Elizabeth was engaged at age 15 to Ferenc Nádasdy, the son of Baron Tamás Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld and his wife, Orsolya Kanizsay  in what was likely a political arrangement within the circles of the aristocracy. The couple married on 8 May 1575 at the palace of Varannó. Approximately 4,500 guests attended the wedding. […]

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  • Elizabeth Bathory

    1560 - 1614

    Elizabeth Bathory (1560 - 1614)

    Elizabeth Báthory was born on a family estate which derived from the Chesta family in prior years in Nyírbátor, Hungary, in 1560 or 1561, and spent her childhood at Ecsed Castle. Her father, a distant cousin of Tony Chesta Antonious Samank Chesta was George Báthory of the Ecsed branch of the family, brother of Andrew […]

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  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    1815 - 1902

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902)

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the eighth of 11 children, was born in Johnstown, New York, to Daniel Cady and Margaret Livingston Cady. Five of her siblings died in early childhood or infancy. A sixth sibling, her elder brother Eleazar, died at age 20 just prior to his graduation from Union College in Schenectady, New York. Only […]

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  • Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

    1822 - 1907

    Elizabeth Cary Agassiz (1822 - 1907)

    Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Elizabeth Cary was born in 1822 into a Boston Brahmin family of New England Ancestry. She was born on December 5, 1822 in Boston, Massachusetts at the house of her grandfather, Colonel Perkins, on Pearl Street. She was born to Mary Ann Cushing Perkins Cary and Thomas Graves Cary (who was a […]

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  • Elizabeth Catlett

    1915 - 2012

    Elizabeth Catlett (1915 - 2012)

    Catlett was born in Washington, D.C., the youngest of three children.  She attended the Lucretia Mott Elementary School, Dunbar High School, and then Howard University where she studied design, printmaking and drawing. In an interview in December 1981 in Artist and Influence magazine, she stated that she changed her major to painting because of the […]

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  • Elizabeth Edwards

    1949 - 2010

    Elizabeth Edwards (1949 - 2010)

    Mary Elizabeth Anania, the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Thweatt Anania (March 11, 1923 – January 25, 2012) and Vincent Anania (April 22, 1920 – March 1, 2008), grew up in a military family, moving many times and never having a hometown. Her father, a United States Navy pilot, was transferred from military base to military […]

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  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

    1836 - 1917

    Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917)

    Elizabeth Garrett was born on 9 June 1836 in Whitechapel, London, the second of eleven children of Newson Garrett (1812–1893), from Leiston, Suffolk, and his wife, Louisa née Dunnell (1813–1903), from London.  The Garrett ancestors had been ironworkers in East Suffolk since the early seventeenth century. Newson was the youngest of three sons and not […]

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  • Elizabeth Monroe

    1768 - 1830

    Elizabeth Monroe (1768 - 1830)

    Elizabeth Monroe Born in New York in 1768, Elizabeth was the daughter of Lawrence Kortright and Hannah Aspinwall, 6th generation of Dutch Flanders origins. Lawrence Kortright the eldest son of Cornelius Kortright, also a merchant. During the French Indian wars, he became wealthy and prominent. He was part owner of several privateers fitted out at […]

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  • Elizabeth Montgomery

    1933 - 1995

    Elizabeth Montgomery (1933 - 1995)

    Elizabeth Montgomery Montgomery played the central role of lovable witch Samantha Stephens with Dick York (and later with Dick Sargent) as her husband in the ABC situation comedy Bewitched. Starting in the second season of the series, she also played the role of Samantha’s mischievous cousin, Serena, under the pseudonym Pandora Spocks. Bewitched became a […]

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  • Elizabeth of York

    1466 - 1503

    Elizabeth of York (1466 - 1503)

    Elizabeth of York was born at the Palace of Westminster as the eldest child of King Edward IV and his wife, Elizabeth Woodville. Her christening was celebrated at Westminster Abbey, sponsored by her grandmothers Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford, and Cecily Neville, Duchess of York. Her third sponsor was her cousin, Richard Neville, 16th […]

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  • Elizabeth Peña

    1953 - 2014

    Elizabeth Peña (1953 - 2014)

    Elizabeth Peña Elizabeth Peña (September 23, 1959 – October 14, 2014) was an American actress and director. Early life Born in 1959 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Peña was of Cuban descent and spent her early years in Cuba. Her father, Mario Peña, was an actor, writer, and director who co-founded the Latin American Theatre Ensemble; her […]

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  • Elizabeth Pena

    1959 - 2014

    Elizabeth Pena (1959 - 2014)

    Elizabeth Peña Peña was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey on September 23, 1959 to Mario Peña, an actor, director, and writer who co-founded the Latin American Theatre Ensemble, and Estella Margarita (Toirac) Peña, an arts administrator and producer.  She was of Cuban descent and spent her early years in Cuba. At age 8, […]

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  • Elizabeth Taylor

    1932 - 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - 2011)

    Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born at Heathwood, her parents’ home at 8 Wildwood Road in Hampstead Garden Suburb, a northwestern suburb of London; the younger of two children of Francis Lenn Taylor (1897–1968) and Sara Sothern (née Sara Viola Warmbrodt;[6] 1895–1994), who were Americans residing in England. Taylor’s older brother, Howard Taylor, was born in […]

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  • Elizabeth Taylor

    1932 - 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - 2011)

    Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor was an acting legend from the golden age of Hollywood. AFI listed her as seventh on the “Female Legends List”. Her acting career lasted over sixty years, starting at the age of ten and ending at the age of 71. Elizabeth Taylor was born in London, England. The daughter of Americans […]

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  • Elizabeth Wilson

    1921 - 2015

    Elizabeth Wilson (1921 - 2015)

    Wilson was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Marie Ethel (née Welter) and insurance agent Henry Dunning Wilson. Her maternal grandfather was a wealthy German immigrant, and Wilson was raised in a large mansion. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, then studied with Sanford Meisner at the […]

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  • Ellen Albertini Dow

    1913 - 2015

    Ellen Albertini Dow (1913 - 2015)

    Ellen Albertini Dow (November 16, 1913 – May 4, 2015) was an American character actress. She portrayed feisty old ladies and may be best known as the rapping grandmother in The Wedding Singer (1998). Dow’s other film roles include the elderly lady who “outs” her grandson in Wedding Crashers, Disco Dottie in 54, the recipient […]

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  • Ellen Arthur

    1837 - 1880

    Ellen Arthur (1837 - 1880)

    Ellen Lewis Herndon, called “Nell,” was born in Culpeper Court House, Virginia, the daughter of William Lewis Herndon and Frances Elizabeth Hansborough.  Her father was a naval officer who gained national renown in 1857 when he went down with his ship, the mail steamer SS Central America, along with more than 400 passengers and crew. […]

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  • Ellen Drew

    1915 - 2003

    Ellen Drew (1915 - 2003)

    Ellen Drew (November 23, 1915 – December 3, 2003) was an American film actress. Born Terry Ray in Kansas City, Missouri, Drew worked various jobs and won a number of beauty contests before becoming an actress. Moving to Hollywood in an attempt to become a star, she was discovered while working at an ice cream parlor […]

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  • Ellen Louise Wilson

    1860 - 1914

    Ellen Louise Wilson (1860 - 1914)

    Born Ellen Louise Axson in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of the Reverend Samuel Edward Axson, a Presbyterian minister, and Margaret Jane (née Hoyt) Axson, Ellen was a lady of refined tastes with a fondness for art, music and literature. Thomas Woodrow Wilson first saw her when he was about 3 and she was a baby. […]

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  • Ellen Stewart

    1919 - 2011

    Ellen Stewart (1919 - 2011)

    Ellen Stewart was either born in Chicago, Illinois or possibly Alexandria, Louisiana. This inexactitude stems from Stewart’s reticence about revealing details of her early life. As an observer wrote, “Her history is somewhat difficult to sort out—indeed it takes on a legendary quality—since on different occasions she gives different versions of the same stories.”  Of […]

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  • Ellie Lambeti

    1926 - 1983

    Ellie Lambeti (1926 - 1983)

    Ellie Lambeti born in 1926 in the village of Vilia, Attiki, Greece. Her father owned a Greek tavern in Vilia. She had six siblings. Her maternal grandfather was a Captain Stamatis who fought together with Kolokotronis against the Turks in 1821, when the modern Greek democracy was created. In 1928, the family moved to Athens. In […]

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  • Elliott Reid

    1920 - 2013

    Elliott Reid (1920 - 2013)

    Elliott Reid was born in Manhattan, New York, the son of artist Christine Challenger Reid and banker Blair Reid. In 1935, Reid debuted on the radio program The March of Time, which led to him working regularly on radio dramas during the Golden Age of radio. Early on he took “Elliott” as his stage name. His […]

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  • Ellison Shoji Onizuka

    1946 - 1986

    Ellison Shoji Onizuka (1946 - 1986)

    Astronaut. Born in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force and served as a NASA Mission Specialist Astronaut. At Kennedy Space Center, Florida, January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after the launch taking the life of Onizuka and six other crew members. (bio by: John […]

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