• Gil Noble

    1932 - 2012

    Gil Noble (1932 - 2012)

    In 1962 he got his professional break into broadcast media when he was hired as a part-time announcer at WLIB radio. He began reading and reporting newscasts. Noble joined WABC-TV in July 1967 as a reporter, after reporting on the 1967 Newark riots. Starting in January 1968 he became an anchor of its Saturday and […]

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  • Gilbert Anderson

    1882 - 1971

    Gilbert Anderson (1882 - 1971)

    Actor. He began his career at age 18, as a stage perform in vaudeville and is best known as the first star of the Western film genre. As the character “Bronco Billy”, he was the first silent screen cowboy star appearing in “The Great Train Robbery” (1903). As “Bronco Billy”, he played the first real […]

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  • Gilbert Roland

    1905 - 1994

    Gilbert Roland (1905 - 1994)

    He was born Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and originally intended to become a bullfighter like his father. When the family moved to the United States, however, he became interested in acting when he was picked at random for a role as an extra. He chose his screen name by […]

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  • Ginger Rogers

    1911 - 1995

    Ginger Rogers (1911 - 1995)

    Ginger Rogers Rogers was an only child, and she maintained a close relationship with her mother throughout her life. Lela Rogers (1891–1977) was a newspaper reporter, scriptwriter, and movie producer. She was also one of the first women to enlist in the Marine Corps, was a founder of the successful “Hollywood Playhouse” for aspiring actors […]

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  • Giorgio de Chirico

    1888 - 1978

    Giorgio de Chirico (1888 - 1978)

    De Chirico was born in Volos, Greece, to a Genovese mother and a Sicilian father. After studying art in Athens—mainly under the guidance of the influential Greek painter Georgios Roilos and Georgios Jakobides—and Florence, he moved to Germany in 1906, following his father’s death in 1905. He entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he read the writings of the philosophers Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer and Otto Weininger and studied the […]

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  • Giorgio Gaber

    1939 - 2003

    Giorgio Gaber (1939 - 2003)

    He was born in Milan into a lower-middle-class family. His father, Guido Gaberscik, was born in Trieste, when the city was still part of Austria-Hungary. The surname Gaberscik is in of Slovene origin (Gaberščik). His mother was from the Veneto region. The two met and married in Veneto and later moved to Milan, where Giorgio […]

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  • Giovanni Angelli

    1921 - 2003

    Giovanni Angelli (1921 - 2003)

    Agnelli was born in Turin but he maintained a strong ties with the village of Villar Perosa, near Turin in the Piedmont region. His father was the prominent Italian industrialist Edoardo Agnelli and his mother was Virginia Bourbon del Monte, daughter of Carlo, 4th Principe di San Faustino, head of a noble family established in […]

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  • Giulietta Masina

    1921 - 1994

    Giulietta Masina (1921 - 1994)

    Giulia Anna Masina was born in San Giorgio di Piano, Bologna. Her parents were Gaetano Masina, a violinist and a music teacher, and Anna Flavia Pasqualini, a schoolteacher. Nonetheless, she spent most of her childhood and adolescence in Rome at the home of a widowed aunt. Masina had three elder siblings: Eugenia, and twins Mario […]

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  • Giuseppe Morello

    1870 - 1930

    Giuseppe Morello (1870 - 1930)

    Giuseppe Morello (AKA: The Clutch Hand, Peter, Don Petru) was born in Corleone, Sicily in 1870. Morello was underboss to Joe the Boss Masseria in New York City during the early part of the Castellammarese War of 1930-1931. On Aug. 15, 1930, Morello and two of his men were shot to death in his business […]

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  • Giuseppe Profaci

    1897 - 1962

    Giuseppe Profaci (1897 - 1962)

    Organized Crime Figure. He headed the Profaci Organized Crime Family, which became the Colombo Family upon his death.

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  • Gladys Cooper

    1888 - 1971

    Gladys Cooper (1888 - 1971)

    Cooper was born at 23 Ennersdale Road, Hither Green, Lewisham, London, the eldest of the three daughters of Charles William Frederick Cooper (1844–1939) by his marriage to Mabel Barnett (1861–1944). Her two younger sisters were Doris Mabel (1891–1987) and Grace Muriel (1893–1982). Gladys Cooper spent most of her childhood in Chiswick, where her family moved […]

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  • Glafcos Clerides

    1919 - 2013

    Glafcos Clerides (1919 - 2013)

    Clerides was born and died in Nicosia. He was the eldest son of the lawyer and statesman Ioannis Clerides. Clerides was married to Lila-Irene. They have a daughter, Katherine, who is a member of the House of the Representatives for the Democratic Rally Party. During World War II, he served in the British Royal Air Force. […]

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  • Glenda Farrell

    1904 - 1971

    Glenda Farrell (1904 - 1971)

    Glenda Farrell came to Hollywood towards the end of the silent era. She began her career with a theatrical company at the age of 7. She played the role of Little Eva in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She paused at times to continue her education but appeared with a number of theatrical companies and in several […]

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  • Glenn Corbett

    1933 - 1993

    Glenn Corbett (1933 - 1993)

    An American lead actor and supporting actor, Glenn Corbett was born Glenn Edwin Rothenburg on August 17, 1933, the son of a garage mechanic. After serving time in the United States Navy as a Seabee, he met his wife Judy at Occidental College, and with her encouragement, he began acting in campus theater plays. He […]

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  • Glenn Frey

    1948 - 2016

    Glenn Frey (1948 - 2016)

    Glenn Frey Glenn Frey was an all-American rock star determined to make it and certain he knew how. “He was the first guy to say, ‘If you don’t get the business right and the music right, you’re screwed,’” said Eagles manager Irving Azoff, clearly shaken by the death of his longtime friend on Monday. “Early […]

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  • Gloria Blondell

    1910 - 1986

    Gloria Blondell (1910 - 1986)

    Actress. The lesser-known sister of Joan Blondell, she performed in around two dozen Hollywood features. First appearing on Broadway in the 1935 “Three Men on a Horse”, she made her silver screen debut with 1938’s “Daredevil Drivers”. Gloria co-starred with Ronald Reagan in “Accidents Will Happen” (1938), then saw most of her work in the […]

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  • Gloria Castillo

    1933 - 1978

    Gloria Castillo (1933 - 1978)

    Gloria Castillo (March 3, 1933 – October 24, 1978) was an American stage and motion picture actress of the 1950s. Castillo was born in Belen, New Mexico, and graduated from the University of New Mexico in June 1954. Gloria Castillo appeared in a production of the play Late Love in July 1954, at the Little Theater […]

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  • Gloria Dickson

    1917 - 1945

    Gloria Dickson (1917 - 1945)

    Born in Pocatello, Idaho as Thais Alalia Dickerson, Dickson began acting during high school in amateur theatre productions. Encouraged by her acting coaches, she moonlighted doing dramatic readings at social clubs and on KFOX radio station in Long Beach, California. In April 1936, she was spotted by Warner Brothers talent scout Max Arnow who signed […]

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  • Gloria Foster

    1933 - 2001

    Gloria Foster (1933 - 2001)

    Gloria Foster was born on November 15, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois. As a young child she was put into custody of her mother’s grandparents. Gloria Foster never knew who her father was and she moved to Janesville, Wisconsin after her mother was hospitalized for a mental illness. Her grandmother, Eleanor Sudds, and her grandfather, Clyde […]

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  • Gloria Grahame

    1923 - 1981

    Gloria Grahame (1923 - 1981)

    Grahame was born Gloria Grahame Hallward in Los Angeles, California. She was raised a Methodist. Reginald Michael Bloxam Hallward, her father, was an architect and author and her mother, Jeanne McDougall, who used the stage name Jean Grahame, was a British stage actress and acting teacher. McDougall taught her younger daughter acting during her childhood […]

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  • Gloria Holden

    1903 - 1991

    Gloria Holden (1903 - 1991)

    Born in England, Gloria Holden emigrated to the U.S. as a child. Her mother Eska (née Bergmann) was German. She attended school in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and later studied at New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Holden’s early stage work included small parts in plays such as The Royal Family, in which she spoke four lines […]

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  • Gloria Stuart

    1910 - 2010

    Gloria Stuart (1910 - 2010)

    Gloria Stuart Gloria Stuart had an interesting, and long spanning acting career which ran nearly 80 years. She would accumulate an Oscar nomination, Golden Globe nomination, a Saturn award, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. Stuart received her big break when she was able to sign with Universal Studios. She […]

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  • Gloria Talbott

    1931 - 2000

    Gloria Talbott (1931 - 2000)

    She grew up in Glendale in Los Angeles County, California, a city co-founded by one of her grandfathers. Her sister, Lori Talbott, also became an actress.  Talbott began her career as a child actor in such films as Maytime (1937) , Sweet and Low-down (1944) and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945).  After leaving school, […]

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  • Goldie Hill

    1933 - 2005

    Goldie Hill (1933 - 2005)

    Goldie Hill Hill was soon performing on Louisiana Hayride as part of her brother Tommy’s band. On the show, she was dubbed The Golden Hillbilly, and the name stuck with her for the rest of her career. Louisiana Hayride opened even more doors for Hill, and she soon had a contract with Decca Records. Her […]

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  • Googie Withers

    1917 - 2011

    Googie Withers (1917 - 2011)

    Withers was born in Karachi, Pakistan then part of British India, to Edgar Withers, a captain in the Royal Navy, and a Dutch-German mother, Zitette. She acquired the name “Googie” (Little Pigeon) at a young age from her ayah (nanny). As a child, she learned Urdu. Her father left the Royal Navy to manage a […]

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  • Gordon Cameron Jackson

    1923 - 1990

    Gordon Cameron Jackson (1923 - 1990)

    Gordon Jackson was born in Glasgow in 1923, the youngest of five children. He attended Hillhead High School, and in his youth he took part in BBC radio shows including Children’s Hour. He left school aged 15 and became a draughtsman for Rolls-Royce. His film career began in 1942, when producers from Ealing Studios were […]

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  • Gordon Hinckley

    1910 - 2008

    Gordon Hinckley (1910 - 2008)

    A muiti-generational Latter-day Saint, Hinckley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to prominent LDS writer and educator Bryant S. Hinckley and Ada Bitner Hinckley. He graduated from LDS High School in 1928. He grew up on a residential farm in East Millcreek. His home library contained approximately a thousand volumes of literary, philosophical and […]

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  • Gordon Jump

    1932 - 2003

    Gordon Jump (1932 - 2003)

    Born Alexander Gordon Jump, in Dayton, Ohio, Jump graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, in 1955. In 1957, Jump graduated with a degree in journalism from Kansas State University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and worked for KSDB, the Kansas State Student Radio Station. He began his career working at […]

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  • Gordon Oliver

    1910 - 1995

    Gordon Oliver (1910 - 1995)

    Actor. Entering films in 1936, Oliver played lead and supporting roles in a number of Warner Bros., and Columbia films before turning to character roles in films for RKO. Later in life he turned to producing. Oliver appeared in 45 films. He was executive producer of both the Peter Gunn and Mr. Lucky TV series for […]

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  • Gordon Tootoosis

    1941 - 2011

    Gordon Tootoosis (1941 - 2011)

    His first acting role was in the film Alien Thunder (1974), with Chief Dan George and Donald Sutherland. He portrayed Albert Golo in 52 episodes of North of 60 in the 1990s. He is best known to British audiences for playing the Native American Joe Saugus, who negotiates the purchase of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge […]

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