• Chuck Connors

    1921 - 1992

    Chuck Connors (1921 - 1992)

    Connors was born Kevin Joseph Connors in Brooklyn, New York to Allan, a longshoreman, and Marcella Connors, immigrants from the Dominion of Newfoundland (now part of Canada). Connors was raised Roman Catholic and served as an altar boy at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn. Connors had one sibling, a sister, […]

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  • Chuck Fairbanks

    1933 - 2013

    Chuck Fairbanks (1933 - 2013)

    Born in Detroit, Fairbanks graduated from Michigan State University in 1955, following three years of football with the Spartans. That fall, he began the first of three years as head coach of Ishpeming High School in Michigan.  In 1958, he accepted an assistant coaching position at Arizona State University in Tempe, spending four years there […]

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  • Chuck Noll

    1932 - 2014

    Chuck Noll (1932 - 2014)

    Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Noll attended Benedictine High School where he played running back and tackle, winning All-State honors. He won a football scholarship to the University of Dayton. Noll was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1953, where he played until his retirement in 1959 at the age of 27. Noll was an assistant coach for the American Football League’s San Diego Chargers and the NFL Baltimore […]

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  • Chuck Traynor

    1937 - 2002

    Chuck Traynor (1937 - 2002)

    Charles Everett “Chuck” Traynor (August 21, 1937 – July 22, 2002) was an American pornographer. Traynor was a minor figure in the early US East Coast pornographic film industry and appeared in a number of short “loops” in the early 1970s, usually with his then wife, Linda Lovelace. He was the production manager during the production […]

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  • Cilla Black

    1943 - 2015

    Cilla Black (1943 - 2015)

    Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE (27 May 1943 – 1 August 2015), known by her stage name Cilla Black, was an English singer, television presenter, actress, and author. Championed by her friends the Beatles, she began her career as a singer in 1963, and her singles “Anyone Who Had a Heart” and “You’re My World” both […]

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  • Cindy Walker

    1918 - 2006

    Cindy Walker (1918 - 2006)

    Cindy Walker was born on July 20, 1918 on her grandparents’ farm near Mart near Mexia east of Waco, Texas, the daughter of a cotton-broker. Her maternal-grandfather F.L. Eiland was a noted composer of hymns and her mother was a fine pianist. From childhood Cindy Walker was fond of poetry and wrote habitually. As a teenager, inspired by newspaper accounts of […]

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  • Claire Carleton

    1913 - 1979

    Claire Carleton (1913 - 1979)

    Claire Carleton was born in New York City. She began acting on the stage, eventually making it to Broadway, where she made her debut as Lucy in the short-lived play, Blue Monday in June, 1932. Although she made her film debut in a small role in a 1933 film short, Seasoned Greetings, and continued to […]

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  • Claire Dodd

    1911 - 1973

    Claire Dodd (1911 - 1973)

    Born Dorothy Arlene Dodd on December 29, 1911 in Baxter, Iowa to Walter Willard Dodd, a farmer whose family were early Jasper County pioneers, and his wife, Ethel Viola (née Cool) Dodd, daughter of Baxter Postmaster Peter J. Cool. As Dorothy Dodd, she attended school in Baxter. When her parents later separated in Montana, she […]

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  • Claire Gordon

    1941 - 2015

    Claire Gordon (1941 - 2015)

    Claire Gordon was born in Cambridge, in England. Her father was a doctor and her mother a make-up artist who worked for Max Factor. After being photographed by chance at the Queens Ice Rink, Bayswater, for the cover of the magazine Lilliput, Claire Gordon was signed to a five-year contract with film agent Bill Watts […]

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  • Claire Kelly

    1934 - 1998

    Claire Kelly (1934 - 1998)

    Claire Kelly (March 15, 1934 in San Francisco, California – July 1, 1998 in Palm Springs, California) was an American actress. Born Claire Ann Green, the daughter of a wealthy California rancher, she was trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She started out as a model in Miami, and appeared several times on […]

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  • Claire Trevor

    1910 - 2000

    Claire Trevor (1910 - 2000)

    Trevor was born in the Bensonhurst area of Brooklyn, New York, the only child of Noel Wemlinger, a Fifth Avenue merchant tailor, and his wife, Benjamina (“Betty”). She grew up in Larchmont, New York. For many years, her year of birth was misreported as 1909, a rare instance of an actress actually being younger than […]

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  • Claire Whitney

    1890 - 1969

    Claire Whitney (1890 - 1969)

    Claire Whitney Claire Whitney was born in New York City on May 6, 1890. Her acting career first started out on the stage, but as time wore on, it was evident that films were taking the place of plays, at least for a while. Her first film was The Star of India (1913) when she […]

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  • Clara Blandick

    1876 - 1962

    Clara Blandick (1876 - 1962)

    She was born Clara Dickey, the daughter of Isaac B. and Hattie (née Mudgett) Dickey, aboard the Willard Mudgett – an American ship captained by her father (named after one of her maternal relatives), and docked in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong. She was delivered by Captain William H. Blanchard, whose ship, “Wealthy Pendleton,” was anchored […]

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  • Clara Kimball Young

    1890 - 1960

    Clara Kimball Young (1890 - 1960)

    Clarisa Kimball was born in Chicago to Edward M. and Pauline (née Maddern) Kimball, travelling stock actors. She made her stage debut at the age of three, and throughout her early childhood travelled with her parents and acted with their theater company. She attended St. Francis Xavier Academy, Chicago. Afterwards she was hired into a […]

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  • Clarence Brown

    1890 - 1987

    Clarence Brown (1890 - 1987)

    Born in Clinton, Massachusetts, to a cotton manufacturer, Clarence Brown moved to Tennessee when he was 11 years old. He attended Knoxville High School and the University of Tennessee, both in Knoxville, Tennessee, graduating from the university at the age of 19 with two degrees in engineering. An early fascination in automobiles led Brown to […]

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  • Clarence John “Taffy” Abel

    1900 - 1964

    Clarence John “Taffy” Abel (1900 - 1964)

    Clarence John “Taffy” Abel (May 28, 1900 – August 1, 1964) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams. He was the first United States-born player to become a NHL regular. He is a member of the United States Hockey Hall […]

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  • Clarence Muse

    1889 - 1979

    Clarence Muse (1889 - 1979)

    Born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Alexander and Mary Muse, he studied at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and received an international law degree in 1911. Clarence Muse was acting in New York by the 1920s, during the Harlem Renaissance with two Harlem theatres, Lincoln Players and Lafayette Players. Muse moved to Chicago for a while, […]

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  • Clarice Mayne

    1886 - 1966

    Clarice Mayne (1886 - 1966)

    Singer, Actress. She began her career in the early 1900s performing in the theatres and music halls in Britain. She was most noted for the variety act “Clarice Mayne & That”, which included her singing with husband composer, James W. Tate on piano. Their popular songs included “A Broken Doll”, “This sings, That Plays!”, “I […]

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  • Clarice Taylor

    1917 - 2011

    Clarice Taylor (1917 - 2011)

    Clarice Taylor Actress. Fondly remembered for her role as Bill Cosby’s mother Anna Huxtable in the popular TV series “The Cosby Show” (1985 to 1992), for which she received an Emmy Award nomination in 1986. Born in Buckingham, Virginia, the daughter of a post office worker, she herself worked for the post office after attending […]

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  • Clark Gable

    1901 - 1960

    Clark Gable (1901 - 1960)

    Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as “The King of Hollywood” or just simply as “The King”. Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a […]

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  • Claud Allister

    1888 - 1970

    Claud Allister (1888 - 1970)

    He was born William Claud Michael Palmer, in London, England. After receiving his education at Felsted School in Essex, he began his career as a stockbroker’s clerk in the City of London, but gave up a life in the Square Mile on deciding that he preferred the stage, upon which he made his debut in […]

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  • Claude Akins

    1926 - 1994

    Claude Akins (1926 - 1994)

    Akins was born in Nelson, Georgia, and grew up in Bedford, Indiana. He served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in World War II in Burma and the Philippines. After the war, he was a 1949 graduate of Northwestern University, where he studied Theatre and became a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.  As […]

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  • Claude Bernard

    1813 - 1878

    Claude Bernard (1813 - 1878)

    Bernard was born in 1813 in the village of Saint-Julien near Villefranche-sur-Saône. He received his early education in the Jesuit school of that town, and then proceeded to the college at Lyon, which, however, he soon left to become assistant in a druggist’s shop. Despite having a religious education, Bernard was an agnostic. His leisure […]

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  • Claude Monet

    1840 - 1926

    Claude Monet (1840 - 1926)

    Claude Monet was born on 14 November 1840 on the 5th floor of 45 rue Laffitte, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. He was the second son of Claude Adolphe Monet and Louise Justine Aubrée Monet, both of them second-generation Parisians. On 20 May 1841, he was baptized in the local parish church, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, as Oscar-Claude, but his parents called him […]

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  • Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson

    1912 - 2007

    Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson (1912 - 2007)

    Claudia Alta Taylor was born in Karnack, Texas, a town in Harrison County, near the state’s border with Louisiana. Her birthplace was “The Brick House,” an antebellum plantation mansion on the outskirts of town, which her father had purchased shortly before her birth. Nearly all of her maternal and paternal forebears had arrived in the […]

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  • Claudia Alexander

    1959 - 2015

    Claudia Alexander (1959 - 2015)

    Claudia Alexander was born in Canada but raised in Santa Clara, California by her mother, Gaynelle, and father, Harold. She had two siblings: Suzanne and David. Claudia Alexander wanted to be a journalist but her parents—who were paying for her education—wanted her to become an engineer. After a summer job at the Ames Research Center, […]

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  • Cleavon Little

    1939 - 1992

    Cleavon Little (1939 - 1992)

    Little was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He was the brother of singer DeEtta Little, best known for her performance of “Gonna Fly Now”, the main theme to Rocky. He was raised in California, graduating in 1957 from Kearny High School and initially attended San Diego City College, and then at San Diego State University, where […]

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  • Cleveland Abbe

    1838 - 1916

    Cleveland Abbe (1838 - 1916)

    Cleveland Abbe was born in New York City and grew up in the prosperous merchant family of George Waldo and Charlotte Colgate Abbe. One of his younger brothers, Robert, became a prominent surgeon and radiologist. In school, Cleveland excelled in mathematics and chemistry, graduating in 1857 from the Free Academy. He then taught engineering for […]

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  • Cliff Gorman

    1936 - 2002

    Cliff Gorman (1936 - 2002)

    Cliff Gorman (October 13, 1936 – September 5, 2002) was an American stage and screen actor. He won an Obie award in 1968 for the stage presentation of The Boys in the Band, and went on to reprise his role in the 1970 film version. Gorman was born in New York City, New York, the son […]

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  • Clifford Allison

    1964 - 1992

    Clifford Allison (1964 - 1992)

    Clifford Allison Was an American stock car racing driver. Son of NASCAR champion Bobby Allison, he was a member of the “Alabama Gang“. He was killed in a crash during practice for a NASCAR Busch Series race at Michigan International Speedway in 1992. Son of the legendary Bobby Allison, nephew of Donnie and brother to […]

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