• Arnold Stang

    1918 - 2009

    Arnold Stang (1918 - 2009)

    Stang once claimed he got his break in radio by sending a postcard to a New York station requesting an audition, was accepted, and then bought his own ticket to New York from Chelsea, Massachusetts with the money set aside for his mother’s anniversary gift. True or not, Stang worked on New York-based network radio […]

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  • Art Baker

    1898 - 1966

    Art Baker (1898 - 1966)

    Actor. Played the ‘Announcer’ in the film “Living it Up.”

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  • Art Carney

    1918 - 2003

    Art Carney (1918 - 2003)

    Carney, youngest of six sons (Jack, Ned, Robert, Fred, Phil, and Art) was born in Mount Vernon, New York, the son of Helen (née Farrell) and Edward Michael Carney, who was a newspaper man and publicist. His family was Irish American and Catholic. He attended A. B. Davis High School. Carney was drafted into the […]

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  • Art Donovan

    1924 - 2013

    Art Donovan (1924 - 2013)

    Art Donovan, born June 5, 1924, was the son of Arthur Donovan, Sr., a famed boxing referee, and the grandson of Professor Mike Donovan, the world middleweight boxing champion in the 1870s.  Art attended Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx. He received a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame in 1942 but left […]

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  • Art Linkletter

    1912 - 2010

    Art Linkletter (1912 - 2010)

    Art Linkletter He hosted two of the longest-running programs in broadcast history and was a presence in American media for more than six decades. “Art Linkletter’s House Party,” a variety show, debuted on radio in 1944 and was seen on CBS television from 1952 to 1969, and “People Are Funny”, which he helmed on radio […]

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  • Art Lund

    1915 - 1990

    Art Lund (1915 - 1990)

    Arthur Lund was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, and received his master’s degree from the United States Naval Academy in aerological engineering. Lund was a high school math teacher in Kentucky who worked as a musician on the side. He left teaching to tour with Jimmy Ray and his band. He originally billed himself as […]

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  • Arthur Danto

    1924 - 2013

    Arthur Danto (1924 - 2013)

    Danto was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, January 1, 1924, and grew up in Detroit.  After spending two years in the Army, Danto studied art and history at Wayne University (now Wayne State University) and then pursued graduate study in philosophy at Columbia University. From 1949 to 1950, Danto studied in Paris on a Fulbright […]

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  • Arthur Freed

    1894 - 1973

    Arthur Freed (1894 - 1973)

    Arthur Freed was born to a Jewish family in Charleston, South Carolina, and began his career as a song-plugger and pianist in Chicago. After meeting Minnie Marx, he sang as part of the act of her sons, the Marx Brothers, on the vaudeville circuit, and also wrote material for the brothers. He soon began to […]

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  • Arthur Gary Bishop

    1952 - 1988

    Arthur Gary Bishop (1952 - 1988)

    Arthur Gary Bishop was born in Hinckley, Utah, the eldest of six brothers. Bishop was raised as a devout Mormon, and was an Eagle Scout and an honor student. When he was 19, Bishop served as a missionary in the Philippines.  Bishop was arrested for embezzlement in February 1978 and given a five-year suspended sentence, […]

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  • Arthur Kennedy

    1914 - 1990

    Arthur Kennedy (1914 - 1990)

    Arthur Kennedy was born John Arthur Kennedy on 17 February 1914 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Helen (née Thompson) and J.T. Kennedy, a dentist. He attended South High School, Worcester and Worcester Academy. At Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh he studied drama being graduated B.A. in 1934. Kennedy moved to New York and, billed as […]

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  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Sr.

    1926 - 2012

    Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Sr. (1926 - 2012)

    He was born on February 5, 1926, in New York City to Jewish parents Arthur Hays Sulzberger and Iphigene Bertha Ochs (daughter of Adolph Ochs, the former publisher and owner of The New York Times and the Chattanooga Times). Sulzberger graduated from the Loomis Institute and then enlisted into the United States Marine Corps during […]

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  • Arthur Penn

    1922 - 2010

    Arthur Penn (1922 - 2010)

    Arthur Penn was born to a Russian Jewish family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Sonia (Greenberg), a nurse, and Harry Penn, a watchmaker. He was the younger brother of Irving Penn, the successful fashion photographer. During the 1920s, he moved in with his mother after she divorced Penn’s father. Some time after, he came […]

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  • Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr

    1943 - 1993

    Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr (1943 - 1993)

    American Tennis Player and Social Activist. Widely recognized as the first outstanding African-American men’s tennis champion, Arthur Ashe was the first African-American to represent his country in Davis Cup play (1963), the first African-American man to win the U.S. Open singles title (1968), the first African-American man to win the Wimbledon singles title (1975), and […]

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  • Arturo Beltrán Leyva

    1961 - 2009

    Arturo Beltrán Leyva (1961 - 2009)

    The Beltrán-Leyva Cartel was founded and named after the brothers Arturo, Alfredo, Alberto, Carlos and Héctor Beltrán Leyva after they separated from the Sinaloa cartel, which is led by Joaquín Guzmán Loera a.k.a. “El Chapo”.  Arturo Beltrán Leyva and his four brothers worked as underbosses and security chiefs for the Sinaloa cartel leaders. The breakaway […]

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  • Arturo Gatti

    1972 - 2009

    Arturo Gatti (1972 - 2009)

    Arturo Gatti He was the former IBF Junior Lightweight Champion (1995 to 1997) and WBC Junior Welterweight Champion (2004 to 2005). Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he made his professional debut in 1991. Earning the reputation as a warrior in the ring, Gatti’s bouts often turned into wars as he was […]

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  • Asta Nielsen

    1881 - 1972

    Asta Nielsen (1881 - 1972)

    Asta Sofie Amalie Nielsen was born in the Vesterbro section of Copenhagen, Denmark, the daughter of an often unemployed blacksmith and a washerwoman. Nielsen’s family moved several times during her childhood while her father sought employment. They lived for several years in Malmö, Sweden where her father worked in a corn millery and then a […]

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  • Astrid Allwyn

    1905 - 1978

    Astrid Allwyn (1905 - 1978)

    Astrid Allwyn (November 27, 1905 – March 31, 1978) was an American stage and film actress.  She studied dancing and dramatics in New York and later joined a stock company. Allwyn made her Broadway debut in 1929 in Elmer Rice’s Street Scene. On the strength of her performance in Once in a Lifetime, she was […]

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  • Astrid Lindgren

    1907 - 2002

    Astrid Lindgren (1907 - 2002)

    Astrid Lindgren grew up in Näs, near Vimmerby, Småland, Sweden, and many of her books are based on her family and childhood memories and landscapes. Lindgren was the daughter of Samuel August Ericsson and Hanna Jonsson. She had two sisters, Stina and Ingegerd, and a brother, Gunnar Ericsson, who eventually became a member of the Swedish […]

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  • Athene Seyler

    1889 - 1990

    Athene Seyler (1889 - 1990)

    Athene Seyler was educated at Coombe Hill School in Surrey, a progressive co-educational school which disliked petitionary prayer and whose advanced biology classes studied Darwin’s On The Origin of Species. Seyler took part in an anti-blood sports demonstration, during which pupils captured the fox from the local hunt. She was also active in the South Place […]

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  • Audie Murphy

    1924 - 1971

    Audie Murphy (1924 - 1971)

    Audie Murphy On 28 May 1971, Murphy was killed when the private plane in which he was a passenger crashed into Brush Mountain, near Catawba, Virginia, 20 miles (32 km) west of Roanoke in conditions of rain, clouds, fog and zero visibility. The pilot and four other passengers were also killed.[180] The aircraft was a twin-engine […]

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  • Audrey Lindvall

    1982 - 2006

    Audrey Lindvall (1982 - 2006)

    Born in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, to Randall (a pharmacist) and Laura Rasdall, she graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in June 2001. Growing up with four sisters and one brother, it was her sister, Michelle, that wanted to be a model. Michelle and her other sister Angela, went to local Kansas City fashion shows. It […]

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  • Audrey Young

    1922 - 2012

    Audrey Young (1922 - 2012)

    Actress, Singer. A Big Band performer and veteran of about two dozen movies from the late 1940s, she is better remembered via her long marriage to legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder. Raised in Southern California, she was a part time model when she joined Paramount as a contract player and made her silver screen bow in […]

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  • Audry Lindley

    1918 - 1997

    Audry Lindley (1918 - 1997)

    Audry Lindley She is best remembered for her role as the landlady ‘Helen Roper’ on the ABC television sitcom “Three’s Company,” which aired from March 1977 to September 1984, and it’s spinoff, “The Ropers,” which ran for only one year. Born Audra Marie Lindley, her father was actor Bert Lindley who appeared in films from […]

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  • August Nykiel

    1896 - 1928

    August Nykiel (1896 - 1928)

    Organized Crime Figure. He was one of the most popular and successful Detroit bootleggers during the early days of Prohibition. In addition to his illegal activities he financed and maintained a semi-professional football team, the Detroit Tigers. His territory was confined to Detroit’s Southwest Side, and his headquarters was a saloon at 8824 W. Jefferson […]

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  • August Schellenberg

    1936 - 2013

    August Schellenberg (1936 - 2013)

    According to his official website, Schellenberg was born and lived in Montreal, Quebec until moving to Toronto, Ontario in 1967. He was of Mohawk and Swiss-German descent. He established himself in Toronto until 1995. He lived in Dallas, Texas with his wife, actress Joan Karasevich. He was the father of three daughters, two with Karasevich. […]

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  • Augusta Dabney

    1918 - 2008

    Augusta Dabney (1918 - 2008)

    Augusta Keith Dabney (October 23, 1918 – February 4, 2008) was an American actress known for her roles on many soap operas, most notably as the wealthy but kindly matriarch Isabelle Alden on the daytime series Loving. She played the role from 1983 to 1987, from 1988 to 1991, and again from 1994 to 1995, […]

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