• Gore Vidal

    1925 - 2012

    Gore Vidal (1925 - 2012)

    Gore Vidal (/ˌɡɔr vɨˈdɑːl/; b. Eugene Louis Vidal, 3 October 1925 – 31 July 2012) was an American writer (novels, essays, screenplays, stage plays) and a public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing. As Eugene Louis Vidal, he was born to a political family; his maternal grandfather was […]

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  • Grace Anna Coolidge

    1879 - 1957

    Grace Anna Coolidge (1879 - 1957)

    Born in Burlington, Vermont, the only child of Andrew Issaclar Goodhue (1848–1923), a mechanical engineer and steamboat inspector, and Lemira Barrett Goodhue (1849–1929), Grace graduated from the University of Vermont in 1902, where she was a founding member of the Beta chapter of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She then joined the faculty of the Clarke […]

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  • Grace Kelly

    1929 - 1982

    Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982)

    Kelly was born November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, to an affluent family. Her paternal grandparents were Irish and her maternal grandparents were German. Her father, John B. Kelly, Sr., won three Olympic gold medals for sculler. He later founded a brickwork contracting company that became well known on the East Coast. He registered as a […]

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  • Grace Lee Whitney

    1930 - 2015

    Grace Lee Whitney (1930 - 2015)

    Whitney was born Mary Ann Chase in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was adopted by the Whitney family, who changed her name to Grace Elaine. She started her entertainment career as a “girl singer” on Detroit’s WJR radio at the age of fourteen. After she left home, she began to call herself Lee Whitney, eventually becoming […]

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  • Gracie Allen

    1902 - 1964

    Gracie Allen (1902 - 1964)

    Comedienne, Actress. The wife of George Burns, for more than 30 years she appeared on radio, television, and film, playing a single scatterbrained character, with her husband playing opposite as the straight man. She was born Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen in San Francisco to George and Margaret Allen joining a family consisting of three […]

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  • Graham Crowden

    1922 - 2010

    Graham Crowden (1922 - 2010)

    Crowden was born in Edinburgh, the son of Anne Margaret (née Paterson) and Harry Graham Crowden. He was educated at Clifton Hall School and the Edinburgh Academy before serving briefly in the Royal Scots Youth Battalion of the army until he was injured in a bizarre accident. During arms drill he was shot by his […]

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  • Graham Young

    1947 - 1990

    Graham Young (1947 - 1990)

    Young was born in Neasden, north west London. His mother died a few months after his birth. He was sent by his father to live with an uncle and aunt, while his older sister went to live with grandparents. A few years later he was separated from his aunt and uncle in order to live […]

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  • Grandpa Jones

    1913 - 1998

    Grandpa Jones (1913 - 1998)

    Grandpa Jones He is best remembered as an old time country and gospel music singer banjo player who always wore his pants tucked inside his boots, whose animated performances were often characterized by his leg kicks and foot stomping, and as a charter cast member of the CBS television show “Hee Haw” that aired from […]

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  • Grant Adcox

    1950 - 1989

    Grant Adcox (1950 - 1989)

    Adcox’s Winston Cup career started in 1974, running a handful of races for father Herb Adcox with sponsorship backing from the family’s Chevrolet dealership in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In that year’s Winston 500 – considered one of the crown jewels of the sport – held at the fastest track on the circuit, the Talladega Superspeedway, Adcox […]

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  • Grant Turner

    1912 - 1991

    Grant Turner (1912 - 1991)

    Grant Turner Grant Turner, a Grand Ole Opry announcer for a half-century, died Saturday of a heart aneurysm. He was 79. As he had for 47 years, Mr. Turner worked the Friday night Opry show. He died six hours later at Saint Thomas Hospital. “He worked every Friday and Saturday night, every weekend, doing what […]

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  • Greer Garson

    1904 - 1996

    Greer Garson (1904 - 1996)

    Greer Garson was born on 29 September 1904 in Manor Park, East Ham, Essex, the only child of Nina (née Nancy Sophia Greer; died 1958) and George Garson (1865–1906), a commercial clerk in a London importing business. Her father was born in London, to Scottish parents, and her mother was from Drumaloor, Casar, County Down, […]

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  • Greg Giraldo

    1965 - 2010

    Greg Giraldo (1965 - 2010)

    Greg Giraldo Greg Giraldo, a comedian famous for his stinging insult humor, disgruntled rants and frequent appearances on Comedy Central’s highly watched roast series, died on Wednesday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 44. Mr. Giraldo had been hospitalized since Saturday night after he was found unconscious in a […]

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  • Greg Page

    1958 - 2009

    Greg Page (1958 - 2009)

    Greg Page Professional Boxer. He was the former WBA Heavyweight Champion from 1984 to 1985. He defeated Gerrie Coetzee to win the title and relinquished it to Tony Tubbs. Prior to turning professional, Page was a two-time National AAU Heavyweight Champion (1977 and 1978), and the National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion in 1978. He compiled […]

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  • Gregg Palmer

    1927 - 2015

    Gregg Palmer (1927 - 2015)

    Brown-haired and brown-eyed Gregg Palmer was born in San Francisco, California, to Norwegian parents. His father was a carpenter. He entered the United States Army Air Corps, forerunner of the Air Force, and became a cryptographer during World War II. He was discharged in 1946 as a sergeant. Sometimes known as “Grizzly”, Palmer worked as […]

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  • Gregory Bryant-Bey

    1955 - 2008

    Gregory Bryant-Bey (1955 - 2008)

    Gregory Bryant-Bey Bryant-Bey was sent by his mother to New York City to live with a woman who “adopted” him. The woman allegedly beat him regularly, and forced him to care for her daughter. When Bryant-Bey was 13, his mother brought him back to Toledo, then left him in the care of her ex-husband. Bryant-Bey […]

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  • Gregory Hines

    1946 - 2003

    Gregory Hines (1946 - 2003)

    Hines was born in New York City, the son of Alma Iola (Lawless) and Maurice Robert Hines, a dancer, musician, and actor. Hines began tapping when he was two years old, and began dancing semi-professionally at the age of five. Since then, he and his older brother Maurice performed together, studying with choreographer Henry LeTang. […]

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  • Gregory La Cava

    1892 - 1952

    Gregory La Cava (1892 - 1952)

    Gregory La Cava was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students’ League. Towards the end of 1915, William Randolph Hearst decided to create an animation studio to promote the comic strips printed in his newspapers. He called the new company International Film Service, and he hired La […]

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  • Gregory Ratoff

    1897 - 1960

    Gregory Ratoff (1897 - 1960)

    Gregory Ratoff was born in Samara, Russia, near St. Petersburg, to Jewish parents, Sophie (nee Markison) and Benjamin Ratner. His mother claimed to have been born on September 1, 1878, but was married on June 14, 1894, when she would have been 15, to Benjamin Ratner (born 1864 – died 19??), with whom she had […]

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  • Gregory Scott Johnson

    1965 - 2005

    Gregory Scott Johnson (1965 - 2005)

    Gregory Scott Johnson (February 18, 1965 – May 25, 2005 at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana) was legally executed for beating and stomping 82-year-old Ruby Hutslar to death in Anderson, Indiana on June 23, 1985. He then set her house on fire in an attempt to conceal his crime.  Johnson sought a […]

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  • Grigori Alexandrov

    1903 - 1983

    Grigori Alexandrov (1903 - 1983)

    Aleksandrov was born Grigori Vasilyevich Mormonenko in Ekaterinburg, Russia in 1903. Starting at age nine, Aleksandrov worked odd jobs at the Ekaterinburg Opera Theater, eventually making his way to assistant director. He also pursued a musical education, studying violin at the Ekaterinburg Musical School, from which he graduated in 1917. Aleksandrov came to Moscow after […]

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  • Grover Cleveland

    1837 - 1908

    Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

    Grover Cleveland 22nd and 24th United States President, New York Governor. A Democrat, he was first elected President in 1884, defeated in 1888, and reelected in 1892, becoming the only United States President to serve two non-consecutive terms. One of nine children of a Presbyterian minister, he was raised in upstate New York, becoming a […]

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  • Grover Cleveland Alexander

    1887 - 1950

    Grover Cleveland Alexander (1887 - 1950)

    Alexander was born in Elba, Nebraska, in the first term of President Grover Cleveland and was one of thirteen children. He played semi-professional baseball in his youth, signing his first professional contract at age 20 in 1907 for $50 per month. In 1909 he played for the Galesburg Boosters in the Class D Illinois–Missouri League […]

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  • Guarino Moretti

    1894 - 1951

    Guarino Moretti (1894 - 1951)

    Organized Crime Figure. He was the Underboss of Frank Costello (1936-1951). A close friend of Lucky Luciano and Joe Bonanno, he ruled illegal gambling in the New Jersey area. By 1950, he was in the latter stages of syphilis which began to affect his mind. Fearing that he would talk too much the Mafia commission […]

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  • Gunnar Myrdal

    1898 - 1987

    Gunnar Myrdal (1898 - 1987)

    Myrdal was born on 6 December 1898 in Gustafs, Sweden, to Karl Adolf Pettersson (1876–1934), a railroad employee, and his wife Anna Sofia Karlsson (1878–1965). He took the name Myrdal in 1914 after his ancestors farm Myr in Dalarna.  There is a possibly apocryphal story about an interaction between him and Gustav Cassel, where Cassel […]

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  • Gus Arnheim

    1897 - 1955

    Gus Arnheim (1897 - 1955)

    Armheim’s first recorded for OKeh in 1928-1929, when he signed with Victor in 1929 and stayed through 1933. He signed with Brunswick and recorded through 1937. In 1928-31, Arnheim had an extended engagement at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles. In 1930, when Paul Whiteman finished filming The King of Jazz for Universal, The Rhythm […]

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  • Gus Grissom

    1926 - 1967

    Gus Grissom (1926 - 1967)

    Grissom was born in Mitchell, Indiana, on April 3, 1926, the second child of Dennis David Grissom (1903–1994) and Cecile King Grissom (1901–1995). His father was a signalman for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and his mother a homemaker. His older sister died shortly before his birth, and he was followed by three younger siblings, […]

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  • Gus Hardin

    1970 - 1996

    Gus Hardin (1970 - 1996)

    Gus Hardin One of the more interesting singers of the 1980s was a female singer who went by the name Gus Hardin. While never a big star, she had one of the more distinctive female voices and enjoyed at least a modicum of recording success. Her voice was hard to describe, although some listeners said […]

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  • Gussie Moran

    1923 - 2013

    Gussie Moran (1923 - 2013)

    Moran’s father (who died in 1960) was a sound technician and electrician at Universal Studios, and possibly because of his connections, Moran worked as an extra in a few movies of the 1940s; and her tennis groups occasionally enjoyed weekly Sunday soirees at Charlie Chaplin’s mansion. Their friendship was so close that Chaplin hosted a […]

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  • Guy Madison

    1922 - 1996

    Guy Madison (1922 - 1996)

    Guy Madison Mr. Madison, who changed his name from Robert Moseley when he became an actor, was born in Pumpkin Center, Calif., and reared in nearby Bakersfield. His father was a machinist on the Santa Fe Railroad. He attended Bakersfield Junior College for two years, majoring in animal husbandry, and worked briefly as a telephone […]

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  • Guy Stockwell

    1934 - 2002

    Guy Stockwell (1934 - 2002)

    Guy Harry Stockwell (November 16, 1934 – February 6, 2002) was an American actor who appeared in nearly 30 movies and 250 television series episodes. Stockwell was born in Hollywood, California, the son of Nina Olivette (née Elizabeth Margaret Veronica), an actress and dancer, and Harry Bayless Stockwell, or Harry Stockwell, an actor and singer. His […]

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