• Ellsworth Johnson

    1905 - 1968

    Ellsworth Johnson (1905 - 1968)

    Organized Crime Figure. Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was a notorious gangster who operated one of the largest numbers rackets headquartered in Harlem, NY. His criminal career spanned three decades from the early 1930’s until his death in 1968. He was one of the first African Americans of his era to become a millionaire, albeit through […]

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  • Elmer Bernstein

    1922 - 2004

    Elmer Bernstein (1922 - 2004)

    Bernstein was born in New York City, the son of Selma (née Feinstein, 1901-1991), from Ukraine, and Edward Bernstein (1896-1968), from Austria-Hungary. He was not related to the celebrated composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein; but the two men were friends, and even shared a certain physical similarity. Within the world of professional music, they were […]

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  • Elmore Leonard

    1925 - 2013

    Elmore Leonard (1925 - 2013)

    Leonard was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Flora Amelia (née Rive) and Elmore John Leonard, Sr. Because his father worked as a site locator for General Motors, the family moved frequently for several years. In 1934, the family settled in Detroit.  He graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in […]

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  • Elspet Gray

    1929 - 2013

    Elspet Gray (1929 - 2013)

    Elspet Gray appeared in many television programmes, her first appearance being in Love in Waiting in 1948. She had several roles in the 1970s including parts in Fawlty Towers, as the wife of a psychiatrist baffled by Basil’s behaviour, The Crezz, Catweazle, and in the 1980s with Doctor Who story Arc of Infinity and the […]

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  • Elvia Allman

    1904 - 1992

    Elvia Allman (1904 - 1992)

    Elvia Allman (September 19, 1904 – March 6, 1992) was a character actress and voice over performer in Hollywood films and television programs for over 50 years. She is best remembered for her semi-regular roles on The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction and for being the voice of Walt Disney’s Clarabelle Cow. Her mark in […]

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  • Elvis Aaron Presley

    1935 - 1977

    Elvis Aaron Presley (1935 - 1977)

    Elvis Aaron Presley Rock Singer, Actor. His career reached such acclaim that he is now universally known as “The King of Rock and Roll”. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, he and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948. Graduating from Humes High School in 1953, in 1954, he began his singing career with the Sun […]

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  • Elwood Haynes

    1857 - 1925

    Elwood Haynes (1857 - 1925)

    Elwood Haynes (October 14, 1857 – April 13, 1925) was an American inventor, metallurgist, automotive pioneer, entrepreneur and industrialist. He invented the metal alloys stellite and martensitic stainless steel and designed one of the earliest automobiles made in the United States. He is recognized for having created the earliest American design that was feasible for […]

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  • Elyse Knox

    1917 - 2012

    Elyse Knox (1917 - 2012)

    Elyse Knox As a B-movie actress in the 1940s, Elyse Knox was perhaps best known for the only horror film she ever made, “The Mummy’s Tomb,” with Lon Chaney Jr. as the monster who kidnaps her. She later recalled working through the night on the abduction and graveyard scenes with Chaney, miserable in heavy makeup […]

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  • Emile Berliner

    1851 - 1929

    Emile Berliner (1851 - 1929)

    Berliner was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1851 into a Jewish merchant family. Though raised in a Jewish family, he later became an agnostic. He completed an apprenticeship to become a merchant, as was family tradition. While his real hobby was invention, he worked as an accountant to make ends meet. To avoid being drafted […]

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  • Emile Griffith

    1938 - 1970

    Emile Griffith (1938 - 1970)

    Emile Griffith Griffith retired from boxing in 1977 with a record of 85-24-2 with 23 knockouts. He fought in 23 matches at Madison Square Garden and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990. He is perhaps best known for his victory against Bennie Paret on March 24, 1962 that put Paret into a […]

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  • Emily Blackwell

    1826 - 1910

    Emily Blackwell (1826 - 1910)

    Blackwell was born on October 8, 1826 in Bristol, England. In 1832 the family emigrated to the US, and in 1837 settled near Cincinnati, Ohio. Inspired by the example of her older sister, Elizabeth, she studied medicine, earning her degree in 1854. In 1857 the Blackwell sisters and Marie Zakrzewska established the New York Infirmary […]

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  • Emily Brontë

    1818 - 1848

    Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)

    Emily Brontë was born on 30 July 1818 in the village of Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, in Northern England, to Maria Branwell and an Irish father, Patrick Brontë. She was the younger sister of Charlotte Brontë and the fifth of six children, though the two oldest girls, Maria and Elizabeth, died in childhood. In […]

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  • Emily Davison

    1872 - 1913

    Emily Davison (1872 - 1913)

    Davison was born in Blackheath, London, the daughter of Charles Davison (of Morpeth, Northumberland) and Margaret Davison (of Longhorsley, Northumberland). She had two sisters, a brother and half-siblings from her father’s first marriage including a half-brother, retired naval captain Henry Jocelyn Davison, who gave evidence at her inquest. She later attended Kensington High School and […]

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  • Emily Murphy

    1868 - 1933

    Emily Murphy (1868 - 1933)

    Emily Murphy was born in Cookstown, Ontario, the third child of Isaac and Emily Ferguson. Isaac Ferguson was a successful businessman and property owner. As a child, Murphy frequently joined her two older brothers Thomas and Gowan in their adventures; their father encouraged this behaviour and often had his sons and daughters share responsibilities equally. […]

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  • Emmeline Pankhurst

    1858 - 1928

    Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 - 1928)

    Emmeline Pankhurst (born Goulden; 15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: “she shaped an idea of women […]

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  • Emory Parnell

    1892 - 1979

    Emory Parnell (1892 - 1979)

    Emory Parnell trained as a musician at Morningside College, a Methodist institution in Sioux City, Iowa, and spent his early years as a concert violinist. He performed on the Chautauqua and Lyceum circuits until 1930, when he relocated to Detroit, Michigan, to narrate and act in commercial and industrial films. Seeking better opportunities in Hollywood, […]

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  • Empress Matilda

    1102 - 1167

    Empress Matilda (1102 - 1167)

    Empress Matilda (c. 7 February 1102 – 10 September 1167), also known as the Empress Maude, was the claimant to the English throne during the civil war known as the Anarchy. The daughter of King Henry I of England, she moved to Germany as a child when she married the future Holy Roman Emperor Henry […]

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  • Enid Bennett

    1893 - 1969

    Enid Bennett (1893 - 1969)

    Actress. Australian-born stage and screen figure. Married to actor/director Fred Niblo, Sr. and later to director Sidney Franklin

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  • Enid Blyton

    1897 - 1968

    Enid Blyton (1897 - 1968)

    Enid Mary Blyton (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968) was an English children’s writer whose books have been among the world’s best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Blyton’s books are still enormously popular, and have been translated into almost 90 languages; her first book, Child Whispers, a 24-page collection of […]

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  • Ennis Cosby

    1969 - 1997

    Ennis Cosby (1969 - 1997)

    Cosby was born in Los Angeles, the third of five children (and the only son) of Bill and Camille Cosby. On his 1969 television special, Bill Cosby had joked to his then-pregnant wife that the baby “had better be a boy, you hear, Camille?” The character of Theo Huxtable, portrayed by Malcolm Jamal Warner on […]

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  • Enric Arredondo

    1940 - 2006

    Enric Arredondo (1940 - 2006)

    Had a significant and extensive career in film and in theater and television, not to mention his role as a voice actor.  Protagonist many Study 1 for TVE and numerous plays, achieved great fame following his role in the series Journalists where for four years ( 1998 and 2002 ) he played the fictional editor […]

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  • Eric Ambler

    1909 - 1998

    Eric Ambler (1909 - 1998)

    Eric Ambler was born in London into a family of entertainers who ran a puppet show, with which he helped in his early years. Both parents also worked as music hall artists. Later he studied engineering at Northampton Polytechnic in Islington (now City University, London), and served a traineeship with an engineering company. However, his […]

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  • Eric Christmas

    1916 - 2000

    Eric Christmas (1916 - 2000)

    Christmas was born in London, England, and later emigrated to Canada. His role as a priest in the 1971 film Harold and Maude includes a memorable monologue to an off-camera Harold, in which he discusses, with increasing nausea and disgust, how the thought of Harold’s sexual affair with a much older woman “makes [him] want…to […]

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  • Eric Douglas

    1958 - 2004

    Eric Douglas (1958 - 2004)

    Born in Los Angeles, California, Douglas was the youngest son of actor Kirk Douglas and German American mother Anne Buydens. He was the younger brother of Peter Douglas, and his older half-brothers were Michael and Joel Douglas. Douglas studied at Pitzer College, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the London Academy of Dramatic Arts. Douglas made […]

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  • Eric Hill

    1927 - 2014

    Eric Hill (1927 - 2014)

    He was born in Holloway, London, and left school at 14. He first worked as an errand boy in an illustration studio where he was encouraged to draw cartoons and comic strips in his spare time. Following National Service, he produced sketches for magazines, and later worked as a freelance designer and illustrator in advertising. […]

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  • Eric Hobsbawm

    1917 - 2012

    Eric Hobsbawm (1917 - 2012)

    Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, CH, FBA, FRSL (/ˈhɒbz.bɔːm/; 9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British Marxist historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism, and nationalism. His best-known works include his trilogy about what he called the “long 19th century” (The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848, The Age of Capital: 1848–1875 and […]

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  • Eric Nance

    1960 - 2005

    Eric Nance (1960 - 2005)

    On October 11, 1993, 18-year-old Julie Heath was driving on U.S. Highway 270 between Malvern and Hot Springs, Arkansas to visit her boyfriend in Hot Springs. Nance stated that he stopped to help Heath after her car broke down and offered her a ride to Malvern. The prosecution said that Nance then raped and murdered […]

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  • Eric Nenno

    1961 - 2008

    Eric Nenno (1961 - 2008)

    Nicole Benton from Hockley, Texas disappeared on March 23, 1995, during a birthday party organized by and for her father Buddy Benton, a friend and a neighbor of Eric Nenno who lived a few houses down the road of the Bentons. The house where Nenno was residing belonged to the Bentons.  As Buddy was playing […]

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  • Eric Pohlmann

    1913 - 1979

    Eric Pohlmann (1913 - 1979)

    Born Erich Pollak in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, Eric Pohlmann was a classically trained actor who studied under the renowned director Max Reinhardt. He appeared at the Raimund Theater, and supplemented his income by working as an entertainer in a bar. In 1939, he followed his fiancée and later wife, Jewish actress Lieselotte Goettinger (best known in the […]

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  • Erland Josephson

    1923 - 2012

    Erland Josephson (1923 - 2012)

    Erland Josephson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈæːɭand ˈʝuːsɛfsɔn]; 15 June 1923 – 25 February 2012) was a Swedish actor and author. Erland Josephson was best known by international audiences for his work in films directed by Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky and Theodoros Angelopoulos. Erland Josephson was born on the island of Kungsholmen, in Stockholm, Sweden, as the son […]

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