• Sid Vicious

    1957 - 1979

    Sid Vicious (1957 - 1979)

    Sid Vicious Sid Vicious, born John Simon Ritchie, later named John Beverley (10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979), was an English bass guitarist and vocalist, most famous as a member of the influential punk group the Sex Pistols, and notorious for the murder of Nancy Spungen. Vicious joined the Sex Pistols in early 1977, […]

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  • Sidney Blackmer

    1895 - 1973

    Sidney Blackmer (1895 - 1973)

    Sidney Blackmer was born and raised in Salisbury, North Carolina, the son of Clara Deroulhac (née Alderman) and Walter Steele Blackmer. He started off in an insurance and financial business but gave up on it. While working as a builder’s laborer on a new building, he saw a Pearl White serial being filmed and immediately […]

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  • Sidney Gilliat

    1908 - 1994

    Sidney Gilliat (1908 - 1994)

    Sidney Gilliat (15 February 1908 – 31 May 1994) was a British film director, producer and writer. He was the son of George Gilliat, Editor of the Evening Standard, born in the district of Edgeley in Stockport, Cheshire. In the 1930s Sidney Gilliat worked as a scriptwriter, most notably with Frank Launder on The Lady Vanishes […]

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  • Sidney Luft

    1915 - 2005

    Sidney Luft (1915 - 2005)

    He was born Michael Sidney Luft in New York City, to Jewish immigrants from Russia and Germany. His family moved to Westchester County, where he grew up. Luft was once an amateur boxer and bar-room brawler and had the nickname “One-Punch Luft.” He was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and in the early […]

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  • Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

    1873 - 1954

    Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873 - 1954)

    Colette was born to retired military officer Jules-Joseph Colette and his wife Adèle Eugénie Sidonie “Sido” Colette (nėe Landoy) in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Yonne, in the Burgundy Region of France. She studied piano as a child and received her primary school diploma with high marks in mathematics and dictation. In 1893, at age 20, she married Henry […]

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  • Signe Hasso

    1915 - 2002

    Signe Hasso (1915 - 2002)

    Signe Eleonora Cecilia Larsson was born in the Kungsholmen parish of Stockholm, Sweden in 1915. She debuted at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in 1927 at the age of 12. In 1933, she made her first film, Tystnadens hus, with German film director/cameraman Harry Hasso, whom she subsequently married. In 1940, she moved to the United States, […]

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  • Silk Smitha

    1960 - 1996

    Silk Smitha (1960 - 1996)

    Vijayalakshmi (2 December 1960 – 23 September 1996), better known by her stage name Silk Smitha, was an Indian film artiste who worked predominantly in the South Indian languages. She entered the industry as an extra actress and first got noticed for her role as “Silk” in the 1979 Tamil film Vandichakkaram. She became the […]

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  • Silvana Mangano

    1930 - 1989

    Silvana Mangano (1930 - 1989)

    Born in Rome to an Italian father and an English mother (Ivy Webb from Croydon), Silvana Mangano lived in poverty caused by the Second World War. Trained for seven years as a dancer, she was supporting herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, Mangano won the “Miss Rome” beauty pageant and through this, she […]

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  • Simon Cadell

    1950 - 1996

    Simon Cadell (1950 - 1996)

    Born in London, he was the son of theatrical agent John Cadell, grandson of the Scottish character actress Jean Cadell, the brother of the actress Selina Cadell and commercials director Patrick Cadell, the cousin of the actor Guy Siner and son-in-law of the television producer David Croft. He was educated at The Hall School in […]

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  • Simone Battle

    1989 - 2014

    Simone Battle (1989 - 2014)

    Battle made her television debut in 2006, having small roles on shows including Zoey 101 and Everybody Hates Chris. In 2010, Battle was a background dancer in the Cali Swag District music video “Teach Me How to Dougie”.  In 2011, Battle auditioned for the American singing competition The X Factor in front of judges Simon […]

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  • Simone DeCavalcante

    2023 - 1997

    Simone DeCavalcante (2023 - 1997)

    Organized Crime Figure. Known as “Sam the Plumber,” he was the boss of the Mafia’s New Jersey based DeCavalcante Family (which is named after him) from the 1960s until the mid 1970s. In 1961, the FBI planted a listening device in the office of his plumbing company, and recorded him discussing criminal activities with other […]

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  • Simone Simon

    1910 - 2005

    Simone Simon (1910 - 2005)

    Born in Béthune, Pas-de-Calais (some sources say Marseille), France, she was the daughter of Henri Louis Firmin Champmoynat, a French Jewish engineer, airplane pilot in World War II, who died in a concentration camp, and Erma Maria Domenica Giorcelli, an Italian housewife. Before settling and growing up in Marseille, Simon lived in Madagascar, Budapest, Turin […]

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  • Sinclair Lewis

    1885 - 1951

    Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951)

    Sinclair Lewis’s earliest published creative work—romantic poetry and short sketches—appeared in the Yale Courant and the Yale Literary Magazine, of which he became an editor. After graduation Lewis moved from job to job and from place to place in an effort to make ends meet, write fiction for publication and to chase away boredom. While […]

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  • Sir Anthony Caro

    1924 - 2013

    Sir Anthony Caro (1924 - 2013)

    Caro was born in New Malden, England to a Jewish family and was the youngest of three children. When Caro was 3, his father, a stockbroker, moved the family to a farm in Churt, Surrey. Caro was educated at Charterhouse School where his housemaster introduced him to Charles Wheeler. In the holidays he studied at […]

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  • Sir Bernard Lovell

    1913 - 2012

    Sir Bernard Lovell (1913 - 2012)

    Lovell was born at Oldland Common, Bristol in 1913, the son of Gilbert and Emily Laura Lovell. His childhood hobbies and interests included cricket and music – mainly the piano. He attended Kingswood Grammar School, now King’s Oak Academy.  Lovell studied physics at the University of Bristol obtaining a bachelor of science degree in 1934, […]

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  • Sir Donald Coleman Bailey

    1901 - 1985

    Sir Donald Coleman Bailey (1901 - 1985)

    Bailey attended Rotherham Grammar School and The Leys School in Cambridge and then studied for a period at Sheffield University.  Bailey was a civil servant in the War Office when he designed his bridge. Another engineer, A.M. Hamilton, successfully demonstrated that the Bailey bridge breached a patent on the Callender-Hamilton bridge, though the Bailey bridge […]

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  • Sir James Abbott

    1807 - 1896

    Sir James Abbott (1807 - 1896)

    He joined the Bengal Artillery at the age of sixteen. He made a name for himself in the northwest frontier region of India in the middle part of the 19th century. In 1839, he undertook a mission to the Khanate of Khiva as part of the Great Game, the contest for influence in Central Asia […]

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  • Sir James Black

    1924 - 2010

    Sir James Black (1924 - 2010)

    Black was born on 14 June 1924 in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, the fourth of five sons of a Baptist family which traced its origins to Balquhidder, Perthshire. His father was a mining engineer. He was brought up in Fife, educated at Beath High School, Cowdenbeath, and, at the age of 15, won a scholarship to the […]

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  • Sir Joseph William Bazalgette

    1819 - 1891

    Sir Joseph William Bazalgette (1819 - 1891)

    Joseph William Bazalgette was born at Hill Lodge, Clay Hill, Enfield, London, the son of Joseph William Bazalgette (1783–1849), a retired Royal Navy captain, and Theresa Philo, née Pilton (1796–1850), and was the grandson of a French Protestant immigrant.  He began his career working on railway projects, articled to noted engineer Sir John MacNeill and […]

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  • Sir Stanley Baker

    1927 - 1976

    Sir Stanley Baker (1927 - 1976)

    Welsh-born film actor and producer. Some of his credits include “The Italian Job,” “The Guns of Navarone” and Zulu.” Knighted shortly before his death.

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  • Skeeter Davis

    1931 - 2004

    Skeeter Davis (1931 - 2004)

    Skeeter Davis Davis was the first of seven children born to William Lee and Sarah Rachel Roberts Penick, in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Because her grandfather thought that she had a lot of energy for a young child, he nicknamed Mary Frances “Skeeter” (slang for mosquito). In 1947, the Penick family moved to Erlanger, Kentucky, where Skeeter met Betty Jack […]

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  • Skye McCole Bartusiak

    1992 - 2014

    Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992 - 2014)

    Skye McCole Bartusiak was born in Houston, Texas, where she lived until her death with her parents Donald and Helen Bartusiak (née McCole).  McCole Bartusiak first starred in Stephen King’s Storm of the Century as young Pippa Hatcher. She then starred in The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson, in 2000. She played the young Marilyn Monroe […]

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  • Skye McCole Bartusiak

    1992 - 2014

    Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992 - 2014)

    Skye McCole Bartusiak Skye McCole Bartusiak (September 28, 1992 – July 19, 2014) was an American film and television actress. She was best known for her roles in The Patriot (2000), Don’t Say a Word (2001), as Rose Wilder in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2002), 24 (2002-2003), Boogeyman (2005) […]

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  • Slim Whitman

    1923 - 2013

    Slim Whitman (1923 - 2013)

    Slim Whitman Whitman was born Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr, in Tampa, Florida, on January 20, 1923. Growing up, he liked the country music of Jimmie Rodgers and the songs of Gene Autry, but he did not embark on a musical career of his own until the end of World War II, after he had served […]

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  • Smiley Burnette

    1911 - 1967

    Smiley Burnette (1911 - 1967)

    Smiley Burnette Lester A. Burnett (he added the final “e” later in life) was born in Summum, Illinois, on March 18, 1911, and grew up in Ravenwood, Missouri. He began singing as a child and learned to play a wide variety of instruments by ear, yet never learned to read or write music. In his […]

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  • Soledad Miranda

    1943 - 1970

    Soledad Miranda (1943 - 1970)

    Soledad Miranda was born Soledad Rendón Bueno on 9 July 1943 in Seville, Spain. Soledad (whose name translates as solitude or loneliness) was the niece of the famous Spanish singer-actress-flamenco dancer Paquita Rico. Soledad was the first child of parents who had little money and, eventually, six children. It was necessary to contribute to the […]

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  • Sonny Bono

    1935 - 1998

    Sonny Bono (1935 - 1998)

    Sonny Bono Entertainer, US Congressman. Until the early 1960s, he had a job delivering meat along the Sunset Strip in California. He became an A&R Man for Phil Spector. Working with people such as Sam Cooke, and Chubby Checker, and writing songs such as ‘Baby Don’t Go’, and ‘Don’t Laugh At Me’ Bono achieved his […]

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  • Sonny Carter

    1947 - 1991

    Sonny Carter (1947 - 1991)

    Sonny Carter was born in Macon, Georgia, but considered Warner Robins, Georgia, to be his hometown. He graduated from Lanier High School in Macon in 1965, and during his high school years was involved actively in Macon-based Troop 19 of the Boy Scouts of America, where he also served a term as Senior Patrol Leader, […]

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  • Sonny Liston

    1932 - 1970

    Sonny Liston (1932 - 1970)

    Sonny Liston Sonny Liston was born in 1932 to an immense family of 25 brothers and sisters. In his youth he was arrested for Armed Robbery and learned how to box in prison. He was paroled in 1952 and had a short amateur career winning the St. Louis, Midwest, National, and International Golden Gloves titles. […]

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  • Sonny Tufts

    1911 - 1970

    Sonny Tufts (1911 - 1970)

    Bowen Charlton Tufts III (nicknamed “Sonny”) was born in Boston, Massachusetts into a prominent banking family. The Tufts family patriarch, Peter Tufts, sailed to America from Wilby, Norfolk, England in 1638. His great uncle was businessman and philanthropist Charles Tufts, for whom Tufts University is named. Sonny Tufts attended the Phillips Exeter Academy and later broke […]

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