• Martin Goldstein

    2024 - 1941

    Martin Goldstein (2024 - 1941)

    Organized Crime Figure. Born Meyer Goldstein, he was a member of a murder-for-hire gang made up of low-level Jewish and Italian gangsters working out of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1930s. This gang came to be known in the news media as “Murder Inc.”, and carried out gangland murders in the New […]

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  • Martin Grossman

    1965 - 2010

    Martin Grossman (1965 - 2010)

    Martin Grossman Grossman, an only child, grew up having to care for his mentally and physically ill father and uncle, a full-time responsibility which led to his dropping out of the ninth grade. His father died when he was 15 years old, followed shortly by his uncle, grandfather and other relatives. Grossman experienced severe depression […]

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  • Martin Litton

    1917 - 2014

    Martin Litton (1917 - 2014)

    Clyde Martin Litton (February 13, 1917 – November 30, 2014) was a Grand Canyon river runner and a longtime conservationist, best known as a staunch opponent of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and other dams on the Colorado River.  Litton grew up in Gardena, California. Although not a well-known environmental activist until the 1950s, […]

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  • Martin Luther King Jr

    1929 - 1968

    Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

    Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. He was born Michael […]

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  • Martin Milner

    1931 - 2015

    Martin Milner (1931 - 2015)

    Martin Milner was born on December 28, 1931, to film distributor Sam Gordon Milner and Paramount Theater circuit dancer Mildred (née Martin) in Detroit, Michigan. The family left Detroit when he was a young child and moved frequently before settling in Seattle, Washington, by the time he was nine. There he became involved in acting, […]

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  • Martin Segal

    1916 - 2012

    Martin Segal (1916 - 2012)

    Martin Eli Segal (July 4, 1916 – August 5, 2012) was a Russian-born American businessman. He was born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (now Belarus). Segal co-founded the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 1969 with two other Lincoln Center executives, William F. May and Schuyler G. Chapin. he also served as the Film Society’s founding […]

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  • Martin Van Buren

    1782 - 1862

    Martin Van Buren (1782 - 1862)

    Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren was born in the village of Kinderhook, New York, on December 5, 1782, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Albany, New York. His father, Abraham Van Buren (1737–1817), was a farmer working with slaves, was the owner of six slaves, and was a tavern-keeper in Kinderhook. Abraham Van Buren supported the […]

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  • Martine Franck

    1938 - 2012

    Martine Franck (1938 - 2012)

    Franck was born in Antwerp to a Belgian banker and his British wife, and after her birth the family moved almost immediately to London. A year later, her father joined the British army, and the rest of the family was evacuated to the United States, spending the remainder of the Second World War in Long […]

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  • Marty Robbins

    1925 - 1982

    Marty Robbins (1925 - 1982)

    Robbins was born in Glendale, a suburb of Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona. His mother was mostly of Paiute Indian heritage. Robbins was reared in a difficult family situation. His father took odd jobs to support the family of 10 children, but his drinking led to divorce in 1937. Among his warmer memories of his […]

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  • Marty Robbins

    1925 - 1982

    Marty Robbins (1925 - 1982)

    Marty Robbins Singer/Songwriter/Race Driver. Began writing songs while in the Navy during World War II. Signed by Columbia Records and had his first number one country single with “I’ll Go On Alone” in 1953. He also became a member of the Grand Ole Opry that same year. Over the course of his career he would […]

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  • Marvin Gaye

    1939 - 1984

    Marvin Gaye (1939 - 1984)

    Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s with a string of hits, including “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “I Heard It Through the […]

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  • Marvin Hamlisch

    1944 - 2012

    Marvin Hamlisch (1944 - 2012)

    Hamlisch was born in Manhattan, to Viennese-born Jewish parents Lilly (née Schachter) and Max Hamlisch. His father was an accordionist and bandleader. Hamlisch was a child prodigy, and, by age five, he began mimicking the piano music he heard on the radio. A few months before he turned seven, in 1951, he was accepted into […]

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  • Marvin Mandel

    1920 - 2015

    Marvin Mandel (1920 - 2015)

    Marvin Mandel Mandel was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended the Baltimore City Public Schools, graduating from the The Baltimore City College, which was a city-wide, all-male institution that served as an early model of a college prep, specialized “magnet” school that developed and became popular in American public education forty years later. Mandel received […]

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  • Marvin Traub

    1925 - 2012

    Marvin Traub (1925 - 2012)

    Marvin Traub was born to a Jewish family on April 14, 1925 in New York City. Traub’s father Sam D. was an executive of a corset company and his mother Bea (née Bruckman), a saleswoman at Bonwit Teller. Traub graduated from Harvard University in 1947, although his studies were interrupted by service in Europe during […]

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  • Marvin Wilson

    1958 - 2012

    Marvin Wilson (1958 - 2012)

    Marvin Wilson American murderer who was executed by the State of Texas on August 7, 2012. He entered death row on May 9, 1992, for the murder of a police drug informant. Wilson abducted and shot 21-year-old Jerry Robert Williams following a physical confrontation between the two in the 1500 block of Verone in Beaumont. […]

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  • Mary Alden

    1883 - 1946

    Mary Alden (1883 - 1946)

    Born in New York City, Alden began her career on the Broadway stage. She spent five years on Broadway before moving to Hollywood where she worked for the Biograph Company and Pathé Exchange in the first portion of her career. Her most popular role in movies came in Birth of a Nation directed by D.W. […]

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  • Mary Ann Bickerdyke

    1817 - 1901

    Mary Ann Bickerdyke (1817 - 1901)

    Mary Ann Bickerdyke (July 19, 1817 – November 8, 1901), also known as Mother Bickerdyke, was a hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the American Civil War.  She was born in Knox County, Ohio, to Hiram Ball and Annie Rodgers Ball. She later moved to Galesburg, Illinois.  After the outbreak of the Civil War, she […]

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  • Mary Ann Cotton

    1832 - 1873

    Mary Ann Cotton (1832 - 1873)

    Mary Ann Robson was born on 31 October 1832 at Low Moorsley (now part of Houghton-le-Spring in the City of Sunderland) and baptised at St Mary’s, West Rainton on 11 November.  When Mary Ann was eight, her parents moved the family to the County Durham village of Murton, where she went to a new school […]

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  • Mary Anna Morrison Jackson

    2014 - 2014

    Mary Anna Morrison Jackson (2014 - 2014)

    Mary Anna Morrison – popularly known by friends and family as “Anna” – was born at Cottage Home, the family plantation near Lincolnton, North Carolina. Her father, Robert Hall Morrison, was a Presbyterian preacher and the first president of Davidson College, and her mother, Mary Graham, was the niece of William Alexander Graham, a Senator […]

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  • Mary Beth Hughes

    1919 - 1995

    Mary Beth Hughes (1919 - 1995)

    Born Mary Elizabeth Hughes in Alton, Illinois, Hughes’ parents divorced in 1923. After the divorce, Hughes’s mother, Mary Frances Hughes (née Lucas), moved with her only child to Washington, D.C. As a child, Hughes began acting in stage productions. While acting in a school play in the early 1930s, her performance caught the attention of […]

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  • Mary Brian

    1906 - 2002

    Mary Brian (1906 - 2002)

    She was born Louise Byrdie Dantzler in Corsicana, Texas, the daughter of Taurrence J. Dantzler (December 1869 – March 18, 1906) and Louise B. (August 12, 1876 – April 3, 1973). Her brother was Taurrence J. Dantzler, Jr. (August 9, 1903 – April 6, 1973). Her father died when she was one month old and the […]

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  • Mary Castle

    1931 - 1998

    Mary Castle (1931 - 1998)

    Castle was born as Mary Ann Noblett to Erby G. Noblett, Sr. and Myrtle A. Noblett (née Brown) in Pampa, Texas. Her mother was one-sixteenth Quapaw Indian. The Nobletts moved to Fort Worth, Texas, then Phillips, subsequently a ghost town in Hutchinson County, Texas, prior to relocating to Long Beach, California. At the age of […]

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  • Mary Clare Absalom

    1892 - 1970

    Mary Clare Absalom (1892 - 1970)

    Mary Clare Absalom was born in 1892. She trained at a dramatic school and began her career on the London stage at the age of 18 in 1910. She appeared in the film The Black Spider in 1920, and thereafter divided her time between the stage and the cinema. In September 1936 she played the […]

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  • Mary Duncan

    1895 - 1993

    Mary Duncan (1895 - 1993)

    Mary Duncan was born Mary Annie Dungan in Northumberland County, Virginia, the sixth of eight children born to Capt. William Dungan and his wife, Ada Thaddeus Douglass. She attended Cornell University before settling on acting as a career. She began her career as a child actress playing on the Broadway stage from 1910. In 1926 […]

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  • Mary Eaton

    1901 - 1948

    Mary Eaton (1901 - 1948)

    Actress. American theatrical star and motion picture figure. Appeared with the Marx Brothers in their first film ‘The Cocoanuts’ (1929). Her headstone is simply marked ‘Our Mary’. She was married to actor Eddie Laughton.

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  • Mary Grace Canfield

    1924 - 2014

    Mary Grace Canfield (1924 - 2014)

    Mary Grace Canfield was born in Rochester, New York, the second child of Hubert and Hildegard (née Jacobson) Canfield. She grew up in Pittsford, New York. She had an elder sister, Constance, who was two years older. Acting mostly in small theatre companies and regional theatre, between 1952 and 1964 she appeared in several Broadway plays, […]

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  • Mary Healy

    1918 - 2015

    Mary Healy (1918 - 2015)

    Mary Healy was born April 14, 1918, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Crowned Miss New Orleans in 1935, Healy performed as a singer in the New Orleans area. She made her first screen appearance in Josette (1938). In 1939 she had major film roles in Second Fiddle and Star Dust, in which she sang the title […]

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  • Mary Martin

    1913 - 1990

    Mary Martin (1913 - 1990)

    Martin was born in Weatherford, Texas. Her life as a child, as she describes it in her autobiography My Heart Belongs, was secure and happy. She had close relationships with both her mother and father, as well as her siblings. Her autobiography details how the young actress had an instinctive ear for recreating musical sounds. […]

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  • Mary Millington

    1945 - 1979

    Mary Millington (1945 - 1979)

    Mary Ruth Quilter  was born out of wedlock, and grew up without her father, John William G. Klein (1899-1973). She was bullied at school due to being born illegitimately, and suffered from low self-esteem throughout her childhood and teenage years. After marrying at a young age she took the surname Maxted, and lived in Dorking. […]

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  • Mary Nash

    1884 - 1976

    Mary Nash (1884 - 1976)

    Mary and her younger sister, writer/actress Florence, were born to James H. Ryan, a lawyer, and his wife, Ellen Frances (née McNamara). The sisters adopted the surname of their stepfather, Philip F. Nash, a vaudeville booking executive, who married their mother after the death of their father. Fortuitously the name change would avoid conflict with […]

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