• Chet Baker

    1929 - 1988

    Chet Baker (1929 - 1988)

    Baker was born and raised in a musical household in Yale, Oklahoma; his father, Chesney Baker, Sr., was a professional guitar player, and his mother, Vera (née Moser) was a talented pianist who worked in a perfume factory. His maternal grandmother, Randi Moser, was Norwegian. Baker began his musical career singing in a church choir. […]

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  • Chet Huntley

    1911 - 1974

    Chet Huntley (1911 - 1974)

    Huntley was born in Cardwell, Montana, the only son and oldest of four children born to Percy Adams Huntley and Blanche Wadine (née Tatham) Huntley. His father was a telegraph operator for the Northern Pacific Railway, and young Chet was born in Cardwell depot’s living quarters. Owing to the railroad’s seniority system, wherein employees with […]

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  • Chico Hamilton

    1921 - 2013

    Chico Hamilton (1921 - 2013)

    Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, California. His brother was the actor Bernie Hamilton.  Hamilton started his career in a band with Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collette and Jack Kelso. Engagements with Lionel Hampton, Slim & Slam, T-Bone Walker, Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Billy Eckstine, Nat […]

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  • Chief Dan George

    1899 - 1981

    Chief Dan George (1899 - 1981)

    Born as Geswanouth Slahoot in North Vancouver, his English name was originally Dan Slaholt. The surname was changed to George when he entered a residential school at age 5. He worked at a number of different jobs, including as a longshoreman, construction worker, and school bus driver, and was band chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation […]

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  • China Zorrilla

    1922 - 1922

    China Zorrilla (1922 - 1922)

    Born in Montevideo into an aristocratic Uruguayan family, “China” was the second of the five daughters of Guma Muñoz del Campo and sculptor José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín (1891–1975), a disciple of Antoine Bourdelle, responsible for monuments in Uruguay and Argentina. Revered as Uruguay’s national poet, her paternal grandfather was Juan Zorrilla de San Martín, […]

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  • Chips Rafferty

    1909 - 1971

    Chips Rafferty (1909 - 1971)

    Chips Rafferty was born John William Pilbean Goffage in Broken Hill, New South Wales to John Goffage, an English-born stock agent, and Australian-born Violet Maude Joyce. Gaining the nickname “Chips” as a school boy, Rafferty studied at Parramatta Commercial High School before working in a variety of jobs, including opal miner, sheep shearer, drover, airman […]

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  • Chris Adams

    1955 - 2001

    Chris Adams (1955 - 2001)

    Chris Adams was born in Rugby, Warwickshire, the oldest son of Cyril and Jean Adams. Beginning at the age of nine, he was involved in judo, training in it exclusively for fourteen years. He and his younger brother Neil went on to win national and world championships in judo, with Neil going on to win […]

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  • Chris Alcaide

    1922 - 2004

    Chris Alcaide (1922 - 2004)

    Alcaide was born John (“Jack”) Berger to parents George and Frances Conroy Berger in the traditionally steel city of Youngstown, the seat of Mahoning County in eastern Ohio, and served from 1943 to 1946 in the United States Army during World War II. He came to Hollywood, California, after the war to launch his acting […]

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  • Chris Antley

    1966 - 2000

    Chris Antley (1966 - 2000)

    Christopher Wiley Antley (January 6, 1966 – December 2, 2000) was a champion American jockey.  He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but grew up in Elloree, South Carolina. He left school at sixteen to ride horses professionally at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. His first win was on a horse named Vaya Con […]

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  • Chris Burden

    1946 - 2015

    Chris Burden (1946 - 2015)

    Burden, the son of an engineer and a biologist, was born in Boston in 1946 and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, France and Italy. He studied for his B.A. in visual arts, physics and architecture at Pomona College and received his MFA at the University of California, Irvine – where his teachers included Robert Irwin […]

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  • Chris Candido

    1972 - 2005

    Chris Candido (1972 - 2005)

    Chris Candido American professional wrestler. Candito was best known for his appearances with professional wrestling promotions such as World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and Smoky Mountain Wrestling under the ring name Chris Candido, as well as his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation as Skip, one-half […]

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  • Chris Farley

    1964 - 1997

    Chris Farley (1964 - 1997)

    Farley was born in Madison, Wisconsin. His father, Thomas “Tom” Farley, Sr., owned an oil company, and his mother was Mary Anne (née Crosby), a housewife. He had four siblings: Tom Jr., Kevin, John, and Barbara. His cousin, Jim, is a vice president at Ford Motor Company. Farley’s family is traditionally Roman Catholic, and Farley attended numerous Catholic schools in his hometown, […]

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  • Chris Kyle

    1974 - 2013

    Chris Kyle (1974 - 2013)

    Born in Odessa, Texas, the son of a Sunday school teacher and a deacon, Kyle’s father bought his son his first rifle at 8 years old, a bolt-action .30-06 Springfield rifle, and later a shotgun, with which they hunted pheasant, quail, and deer. After school, Kyle became a professional bronco rodeo rider and worked on […]

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  • Chris Marker

    1921 - 2012

    Chris Marker (1921 - 2012)

    Marker was born Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve. Always elusive about his past and known to refuse interviews and not allow photographs to be taken of him, his place of birth is highly disputed. Some sources and Marker himself claim that he was born in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Other sources say he was born in Belleville, Paris, […]

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  • Chris Squire

    1948 - 2015

    Chris Squire (1948 - 2015)

    Chris Squire The co-founder and longtime bassist of prog rock icons Yes and the only member of the group to feature on every studio album, has passed away just over a month after revealing that he was suffering from a rare form of leukemia. Squire was 67. Current Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes first tweeted the news, “Utterly […]

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  • Chrissy Amphlett

    1959 - 2013

    Chrissy Amphlett (1959 - 2013)

    Chrissy Amphlett   Christine Joy “Chrissy” Amphlett (/æmflət/; 25 October 1959 – 21 April 2013) was an Australian singer who was the frontwoman of the Australian rock band Divinyls. Amphlett grew up in her home town of Geelong in Victoria, Australia as a singer and dancer. She left home as a teenager and travelled to […]

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  • Christian Audigier

    1958 - 2015

    Christian Audigier (1958 - 2015)

    Audigier was born Christian Ginutti on 21 May 1958 in Avignon.  Audigier began working in the fashion industry at the age of fifteen. He designed a line of denim that was inspired by his love for rock and roll, specifically The Rolling Stones. His designs became so popular that a top executive from MacKeen Jeans […]

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  • Christian de Duve

    1917 - 2013

    Christian de Duve (1917 - 2013)

    de Duve was born of a shopkeeper Alphonse de Duve and wife Madeleine Pungs in the village of Thames Ditton, near London. His parents fled Belgium at the outbreak of the First World War. After the war in 1920, at age three, he and his family returned to Belgium. He was a precocious boy, always […]

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  • Christina Marie Riggs

    1971 - 2000

    Christina Marie Riggs (1971 - 2000)

    Christina Marie Riggs (September 2, 1971 – May 2, 2000) was a murderer executed in Arkansas by lethal injection. She was convicted of the November 4, 1997, murder of her two young children, Justin Dalton Thomas and Shelby Alexis Riggs. The children were killed in their beds at the family’s Sherwood, Arkansas home. The murder […]

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  • Christina Onassis

    1950 - 1988

    Christina Onassis (1950 - 1988)

    Christina Onassis, the only daughter of the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and his first wife, Athina Livanos, was born in New York City at LeRoy Sanitarium. Her maternal grandfather was Stavros G. Livanos, founder of the Livanos shipping empire. Onassis had an older brother, Alexander. She and Alexander were raised and educated in France, […]

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  • Christine Cavanaugh

    1963 - 2014

    Christine Cavanaugh (1963 - 2014)

    Cavanaugh was born to Rheta Mason (née Sharky) and Waldo Eugene Sandberg. She graduated from Layton High School in 1981. She first attended Utah State University, then the University of Hawaii, where she met her future husband, Kevin Cavanaugh. The couple married in 1985 but divorced in 1988.  In 1991, Cavanaugh voiced Gosalyn Mallard, the […]

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  • Christine White

    1926 - 2013

    Christine White (1926 - 2013)

    Christine White Christine Lamson White (May 4, 1926 – April 14, 2013) was an American actress, most noted for her role in the television show Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”. Early life White was born in Washington, D.C. to parents Lucia W. and James Andrew White. While studying English at the University of […]

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  • Christopher Allport

    1947 - 2008

    Christopher Allport (1947 - 2008)

    Allport was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His acting life began at the age of nine in New Canaan, Connecticut at the Children’s Theatre. While at Northwestern University, he worked with Paul Sills and Story Theatre. He performed in New York with the Public Theater at Lincoln Center, and with Ensemble Studio Theatre; and in Los […]

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  • Christopher Cazenove

    1943 - 2010

    Christopher Cazenove (1943 - 2010)

    He was born Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove, on 17 December 1943, the son of Brigadier Arnold de Lerisson Cazenove and Elizabeth Laura (née Gurney, 1914–1994) in Winchester, Hampshire, but was brought up in Bowlish, Somerset. He was educated at the Dragon School, Eton College, Durham University’s College of the Venerable Bede and the Bristol Old […]

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  • Christopher Collins

    1949 - 1994

    Christopher Collins (1949 - 1994)

    Collins was born Christopher Lawrence Latta in Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, New York City. His legal name became Christopher Charles Collins when his stepfather adopted him. Collins’ biological father, Robert Latta, was a New York stage actor. His mother, Jane Morin, worked as an advertising executive. […]

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  • Christopher Columbus

    1970 - 1506

    Christopher Columbus (1970 - 1506)

    Christopher Columbus (born between 31 October 1450 and 30 October 1451, died 20 May 1506) was a Genoese explorer, navigator, and colonizer, born in the Republic of Genoa (today part of Italy). Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages, and his efforts to […]

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  • Christopher Hitchens

    1949 - 2011

    Christopher Hitchens (1949 - 2011)

    Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British American author, philosopher, polemicist, debater, and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, The London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of over thirty books, including five […]

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  • Christopher Mayer

    1954 - 2011

    Christopher Mayer (1954 - 2011)

    Christopher “Chip” Mayer (February 21, 1954 – July 23, 2011), born George Charles Mayer III in Manhattan, New York City, was an American film and TV actor who was best known for portraying Vance Duke on the popular show The Dukes of Hazzard for 19 episodes. Mayer played the role of Vance Duke in the 1982–1983 […]

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  • Christopher Stone

    1942 - 1995

    Christopher Stone (1942 - 1995)

    Stone was born Thomas Edward Bourassa in Manchester, New Hampshire.  He appeared in films and on television from the early 1970s until his death in 1995. Stone and his wife, Dee Wallace both appeared together in a number of films including the classic horror films The Howling (1981) and Cujo (1983). They shared top billing […]

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  • Chubby Johnson

    1903 - 1974

    Chubby Johnson (1903 - 1974)

    Charles “Chubby” Johnson (August 13, 1903 – October 31, 1974) was an American film and television supporting character actor with a genial demeanor and warm country-accented voice perfect for westerns. A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Johnson was a journalist and radio announcer before he entered film and television when he was past forty years of […]

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