• Clifton Curtis Williams, Jr

    1932 - 1967

    Clifton Curtis Williams, Jr (1932 - 1967)

    Astronaut. Born in Mobile, Alabama, he was a US Marine Corps Major, graduated from the Navy Test Pilot School and accumulated 2,500 hours flying time in jet aircraft. In October 1963, he was selected by NASA as an Astronaut serving as backup pilot for the Gemini 10 mission and worked in the areas of launch […]

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  • Clifton Williams

    1932 - 1967

    Clifton Williams (1932 - 1967)

    Williams was born on September 26, 1932 in Mobile, Alabama, to parents Clifton Curtis Williams and Gertrude (née Medicus) Williams. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America where he achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. Williams attended Murphy High School in Mobile, from which he graduated in 1949. He received a Bachelor […]

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  • Clifton Young

    1917 - 1951

    Clifton Young (1917 - 1951)

    Actor. Born Robert Howard Young in New York City, he began performing on stage at age five and made frequent vaudeville and occasional movie appearances through his early 20s, most often billed as Bobby Young. From 1925 to 1931 he had a semi-regular role in the “Our Gang” series, playing “Bonedust”, a kid with a […]

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  • Clive Brook

    1887 - 1974

    Clive Brook (1887 - 1974)

    Clive Brook (born Clifford Hardman Brook, 1 June 1887 – 17 November 1974) was a British film actor. After making his first screen appearance in 1920, Brook emerged as a leading British actor in the early 1920s. After moving to the United States, Brook became one of the major stars for Paramount Pictures in the late […]

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  • Clyde Geronimi

    1901 - 1989

    Clyde Geronimi (1901 - 1989)

    Clito Enrico “Clyde” Geronimi (June 12, 1901 – April 24, 1989), known as Gerry, was an Italian-American animation director. He is best known for his work at Walt Disney Productions. Clyde Geronimi was born in Chiavenna, Italy, immigrating to the United States as a young child. Geronimi’s earliest work in the animation field was for the […]

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  • Clyde Moody

    1915 - 1989

    Clyde Moody (1915 - 1989)

    Clyde Moody CLYDE LEONARD MOODY, known widely in the bluegrass music world as the “Hillbilly Waltz King”, was born 19 Sep 1915 in Haywood County, NC, and died 07 Apr 1989 in Ashland, Cheatham, TN. His musical career began in the 1930’s and spanned over 50 years. He wrote music and lyrics and performed with […]

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  • Coleen Gray

    1922 - 2015

    Coleen Gray (1922 - 2015)

    Coleen Gray was born Doris Bernice Jensen on October 23, 1922 in Staplehurst, Nebraska, the daughter of a farmer. After graduating from high school, she studied drama at Hamline University, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts. She travelled to California, and worked as a waitress in a restaurant in La Jolla. After […]

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  • Colette Marchand

    1925 - 2015

    Colette Marchand (1925 - 2015)

    Colette Marchand Marchand was born in Paris, France, the daughter of Alice (née Lioret) and Roger Marchand. She began her career at the Paris Opera Ballet   She married Jacques Bazire, the musical director for the Roland Petit Ballet. She died on June 5, 2015, aged 90, and was survived by her sister, Yvonne (Marchand) Le […]

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  • Colleen Dewhurst

    1924 - 1991

    Colleen Dewhurst (1924 - 1991)

    Dewhurst was born in Montreal, Quebec, the only child of Ferdinand Augustus “Fred” Dewhurst, owner of a chain of confectionery stores, and his wife, Frances Marie (née Woods) Dewhurst, a homemaker, whose father had been a “well-known athlete in Canada, where he had played football with the Ottawa Rough Riders”. The family naturalized as U.S. […]

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  • Collin Paxton

    1935 - 2009

    Collin Paxton (1935 - 2009)

    She was born in Cincinnati and moved with her family to Highlands, North Carolina, as a baby. She made her professional debut in Chicago as part of the improvisational group, The Compass Players, which included Mike Nichols, Elaine May, and Shelley Berman. Playing opposite Richard Basehart, Kevin McCarthy and William Hansen, Wilcox won the Clarence […]

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  • Colonel Sanders

    1890 - 1980

    Colonel Sanders (1890 - 1980)

    Sanders was born on September 9, 1890 in a four-room house located 3 miles (5 km) east of Henryville, Indiana. He was the oldest of three children born to Wilbur David and Margaret Ann (née Dunlevy) Sanders. The family attended the Advent Christian Church. The family were of mostly Irish and English ancestry.  His father […]

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  • Columba Domínguez

    1929 - 2014

    Columba Domínguez (1929 - 2014)

    Columba Domínguez Adalid born on March 4, 1929 in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, reaching very young with her family to the Mexico City. When she went to a party with one of her sisters, was discovered by the Mexican film director Emilio Fernández, who was amazed by her beauty with very marked Mexican features and gives […]

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  • Connie Hines

    1931 - 2009

    Connie Hines (1931 - 2009)

    Hines was one of four children born in Dedham in Norfolk County in eastern Massachusetts to an actress mother and a Boston-based teacher/acting coach father. As a child, she appeared in many of her father’s stock-company plays. A member of the class of 1948 at Dedham High School, she was voted the most popular girl […]

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  • Conrad Bain

    1923 - 2013

    Conrad Bain (1923 - 2013)

    Conrad Bain was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, the son of Jean Agnes (née Young) and Stafford Harrison Bain, who was a wholesaler. He studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts before serving in the Canadian Army during World War II. He later studied in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating […]

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  • Conrad Nagel

    1897 - 1970

    Conrad Nagel (1897 - 1970)

    Born in Keokuk, Iowa, into an upper-middle-class family, he was the son of a musician father, Frank, and a mother, Frances (née Murphy), who was a locally praised singer. Nagel’s mother died early in his life, and he always attributed his artistic inclination to growing up in a family environment that encouraged self-expression. His father, […]

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  • Constance Bennett

    1904 - 1904

    Constance Bennett (1904 - 1904)

    Stage and Screen Actress. She was the daughter of silent film idol Richard Bennett, and the sister of actress Joan Bennett. She was born in New York City. Her movie career was launched by Samuel Goldwyn in 1924 in the silent film Cytherea. This would the the first of more than 50 films in which […]

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  • Constance Collier

    1878 - 1955

    Constance Collier (1878 - 1955)

    Born Laura Constance Hardie, in Windsor, Berkshire to Cheetham Agaste Hardie and Eliza Collier, Constance Collier made her stage debut at the age of 3, when she played Fairy Peasblossom in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. In 1893, at the age of 15, she joined the Gaiety Girls, the famous dance troupe based at the Gaiety […]

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  • Constance Dowling

    1920 - 1969

    Constance Dowling (1920 - 1969)

    Born in New York City, Constance Dowling was a model and chorus girl before moving to California in 1943. She was the elder sister of actress Doris Dowling. Prior to her move to Hollywood, Dowling appeared in several Broadway productions, including Panama Hattie (with sister Doris), Hold On To Your Hats, and The Strings, My […]

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  • Conway Twitty

    1933 - 1993

    Conway Twitty (1933 - 1993)

    Conway Twitty The career of singer, songwriter, producer, entertainer and recording artist Conway Twitty stands among the greatest in the history of popular music. His 55 No. 1 singles are an astounding and singular accomplishment in the annals of the recording industry. Those hits drove sales of more than 50 million records, powering literally thousands […]

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  • Coral Browne

    1913 - 1991

    Coral Browne (1913 - 1991)

    Actress. Born in Melbourne, Australia, she began acting on the Australian stage as a teen. When she was 21 she left Australia for London, England and quickly established herself on West End stages, usually playing sophisticates. Her roles included “The Taming of the Shrew,” “King Lear” and “Macbeth” and she toured the Soviet Union with […]

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  • Corin Redgrave

    1939 - 2010

    Corin Redgrave (1939 - 2010)

    Redgrave was born on 16 July 1939 in Marylebone, London, the only son and middle child of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. He was educated at Westminster School and King’s College, Cambridge. Redgrave played a wide range of character roles on film, television and stage. On stage, he was noted for performances by Shakespeare (such as […]

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  • Corinne Griffith

    1894 - 1979

    Corinne Griffith (1894 - 1979)

    Corinne Griffith was born in Texarkana, Texas to John Lewis Griffin and Ambolina (Ambolyn) Ghio. She attended Sacred Heart Convent school in New Orleans and worked as a dancer before she began her acting career. Griffith began her screen career at the Vitagraph Studios in 1916. She later moved to First National, where she became one […]

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  • Cornelia Otis Skinner

    1899 - 1979

    Cornelia Otis Skinner (1899 - 1979)

    Cornelia Otis Skinner (May 30, 1899 – July 9, 1979) was an American author and actress. Skinner was the daughter of the actor Otis Skinner and his wife, Maud Durbin. After attending the all-girls’ Baldwin School and Bryn Mawr College (1918–1919) and studying theatre at the Sorbonne in Paris, she began her career on the stage […]

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  • Corrie Sanders

    1966 - 2012

    Corrie Sanders (1966 - 2012)

    Corrie Sanders He made a name for himself in the sport of boxing, when he scored a 2nd-round technical knockout victory over highly-regarded Ukrainian fighter Wladimir Klitschko to capture the WBO Heavyweight Title on March 8th, 2003. After putting together an impressive amateur career, he turned professional in 1989. Sanders established himself in his native […]

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  • Corrie ten Boom

    1892 - 1983

    Corrie ten Boom (1892 - 1983)

    Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Corrie ten Boom grew up in the nearby city of Haarlem as the youngest of four children born to Cornelia Johanna Arnolda (died 1921 of a cerebral haemorrhage) and Casper (1859–1944). She had two sisters, Betsie ten Boom (died 1944 in the Ravensbrück concentration camp) and Nollie (died in 1953); […]

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  • Cory Monteith

    1982 - 2013

    Cory Monteith (1982 - 2013)

    Cory Monteith Monteith was born in Calgary, Alberta, on May 11, 1982, the younger son of Ann McGregor, an interior decorator, and Joe Monteith, a military man who served in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He had an older brother named Shaun. Monteith’s parents divorced when he was seven years old, and he and […]

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  • Cousin Jody

    1919 - 1975

    Cousin Jody (1919 - 1975)

    Cousin Jody Cousin Jody (real name Clell Summey, Dec. 11, 1919-Aug.17. 1975) was a virtuoso on dobro & lap steel, but is better remembered for his comedy and novelty material. He was in the music scene of Knoxville, TN in the 30`s where he got aquaintted with Roy Acuff becoming his first dobro player. They […]

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  • Cowboy Copas

    1913 - 1963

    Cowboy Copas (1913 - 1963)

    Cowboy Copas On March 3, 1963, Copas, Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins and others performed at a benefit concert at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas for the family of disc jockey Cactus Jack Call, who had died the previous December in an automobile accident. On March 5, they left for Nashville […]

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  • Craig Stevens

    1918 - 2000

    Craig Stevens (1918 - 2000)

    Born Gail Shikles, Jr., in Liberty, Missouri, his father was a high school teacher. Stevens studied dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, from which he received a bachelor’s degree in 1936. Acting with the university’s drama club prompted him to halt his studies and instead to audition in the Hollywood film industry. After first using […]

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  • Creighton Williams Abrams

    1914 - 1974

    Creighton Williams Abrams (1914 - 1974)

    Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. graduated from West Point in 1936 (he stood 185th out of 276 in the class) and served with the 1st Cavalry Division from 1936 to 1940, being promoted to first lieutenant in 1939 and temporary captain in 1940.  Abrams became an armor officer early in the development of that branch and […]

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