• Milan Bogdan

    1941 - 2015

    Milan Bogdan (1941 - 2015)

    Milan Bogdan Faaantastic!Life offers few guarantees, and we should be thankful for the ones we get. The sun will always rise in the east, E will likely always equal MC2, and when you ask Milan Bogdan how he’s doing, he will invariably reply, “Faaan-tastic!” like a boisterous drummer tagging a big blues shuffle. With a […]

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  • Mildred Davis

    1901 - 1969

    Mildred Davis (1901 - 1969)

    Mildred Davis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and educated at the “Friends School” there. After several years spent studying, she traveled to Los Angeles in the hopes of securing a role in a film. After appearing in several small roles, she caught the attention of Hal Roach, who pointed her out to comedian Harold Lloyd. […]

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  • Mildred Natwick

    1905 - 1994

    Mildred Natwick (1905 - 1994)

    Natwick was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Joseph and Mildred Marion Natwick (née Dawes). Her grandfather, Ole Natwick, was one of the earliest Norwegian immigrants to the United States, arriving in Wisconsin in 1847. Her first cousin was animator and cartoonist Myron “Grim” Natwick.  She attended the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore and […]

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  • Miles Malleson

    1888 - 1969

    Miles Malleson (1888 - 1969)

    Miles Malleson was born in Croydon, Surrey, England, the son of Edmund Taylor Malleson (1859-1909), a manufacturing chemist, and Myrrha Bithynia Frances Borrell (1863-1931), a descendant of the numismatist Henry Perigal Borrell and the inventor Francis Maceroni. He was educated at Brighton College and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. At Cambridge, he created a sensation when it […]

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  • Millard Fillmore

    1800 - 1874

    Millard Fillmore (1800 - 1874)

    Millard Fillmore Fillmore was born in a log cabin in Moravia, Cayuga County, in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, on January 7, 1800. His parents were Nathaniel Fillmore and Phoebe Millard. Millard was the second of nine children and the eldest son. He later lived in East Aurora, New York in the southtowns region south of Buffalo. Though Fillmore’s ancestors were Scottish Presbyterians on his father’s side and English dissenters on […]

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  • Millicent Fawcett

    1847 - 1929

    Millicent Fawcett (1847 - 1929)

    Millicent Garrett was born on 11 June 1847 in Aldeburgh to Newson Garrett, a warehouse owner, and his wife Louise Dunnell. Her parents Newson and Louisa Garrett were of a highly privileged background, he was a wealthy merchant and ship owner. Newson and Louise had six daughters and four sons, including Millicent and Elizabeth, later […]

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  • Millie Kirkham

    1923 - 2014

    Millie Kirkham (1923 - 2014)

    Millie Kirkham Singer. Kirkham will best be remembered for her soaring soprano vocals which were heard on classic recordings by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others on a number of pop, country and rock ‘n’ roll recordings from the mid-1950s through the 1980s. […]

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  • Milton Berle

    1908 - 2002

    Milton Berle (1908 - 2002)

    Milton Berle Comedy legend Milton Berle was born as Milton Berlinger in New York City on July 12, 1908. He started his career by impersonating Charlie Chaplin at as a young boy. After winning a Chaplin look-alike contest at the age of 5, he began landing film roles. Berle appeared in numerous silent films, including […]

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  • Milton Hershey

    1857 - 1945

    Milton Hershey (1857 - 1945)

    Milton S. Hershey was born on September 13, 1857, to Veronica “Fanny” Snavely and Henry Hershey. His family were members of Pennsylvania’s Mennonite community. His ancestors were Swiss and German and had settled in Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. He grew up speaking the Pennsylvania Dutch language. Like many rural young people of the time, […]

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  • Milton Rogovin

    1909 - 2011

    Milton Rogovin (1909 - 2011)

    Milton Rogovin was born December 30, 1909 in Brooklyn, New York City of ethnic Jewish parents who emigrated to America from Lithuania, then part of the Russian empire. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City and enrolled in Columbia University, from which he graduated in 1931 with a degree in optometry.  Following graduation […]

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  • Mindy McCready

    1975 - 2013

    Mindy McCready (1975 - 2013)

    Mindy McCready Born Malinda Gayle McCready in Fort Myers, Florida, McCready began singing in her local Pentecostal church at age three, and graduated from high school at the age of 16 with the intention of beginning her music career early.  When she was 18, she moved to Nashville, where she was signed by BNA Records. […]

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  • Minnie Pearl

    1912 - 1996

    Minnie Pearl (1912 - 1996)

    Sarah Colley was born in Centerville, in Hickman County, Tennessee, about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Nashville. She was the youngest of the five daughters of a prosperous lumberman in Centerville. She graduated from Ward-Belmont College (now Belmont University), at the time Nashville’s most prestigious school for young ladies, where her major was theater studies and dance was a particular interest. After graduation […]

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  • Mirjana Puhar

    1995 - 2015

    Mirjana Puhar (1995 - 2015)

    Mirjana Puhar Puhar was born in Sremska Mitrovica – a city of less than 40,000 people in the Vojvodina province of Serbia – and she spent the first few years of her life with parents who lived in constant fear, as the Kosovo War raged around them. After the conflict ended, her family fled Serbia […]

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  • Mitch Hedberg

    1968 - 2005

    Mitch Hedberg (1968 - 2005)

    Mitch Hedberg was born February 24, 1968, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the son of Mary (née Schimscha) and Arne Hedberg. He was of Swedish ancestry. Hedberg graduated from Harding High School in Saint Paul. Hedberg began his standup career in Florida, and after a period of honing his skills, he moved to Seattle and began to […]

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  • Mitchell Guist

    1964 - 2012

    Mitchell Guist (1964 - 2012)

    Mitchell Guist was born in 1964 in Gonzales, Louisiana and lived with his brother, Glenn, for his entire life. Mitchell spent most of his early life with his parents until he was 18 and moved into his own home in the bayou with Glenn.  In 2011, Mitchell and Glenn became stars on the History Channel’s […]

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  • Mock Duck

    1879 - 1941

    Mock Duck (1879 - 1941)

    Hip Sing Tong leader, and one of New York’s most famous gang leaders. Mock Duck ruled the Hip Sing Tong based in Manhattan’s Chinatown during the first three decades of this century. Mock Duck’s Tong wars with the On Leong Tong are legendary. During the 1930’s Mock Duck retired and moved to Brooklyn where he […]

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  • Moe Howard

    1897 - 1975

    Moe Howard (1897 - 1975)

    Moe Howard From a very early age he was interested in acting, a talent that was helped along by his voracious memory and capacity for memorizing just about anything, including all of the many books he read and all of the plays he saw when he was skipping school. His parents, however, were displeased by […]

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  • Moira Orfei

    1931 - 2015

    Moira Orfei (1931 - 2015)

    Moira Orfei (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmɔira orˈfɛi]; born Miranda Orfei; 21 December 1931 – 15 November 2015) was a popular Italian actress and television personality. Moira was considered the queen of the Italian circus. Raised in a family who owned the circus company Circus Orfei, Moira became the symbol of circus in Italy and attained international fame. […]

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  • Mollie Sugden

    1922 - 2009

    Mollie Sugden (1922 - 2009)

    Sugden was born in Keighley in the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1922. When she was four years old, she heard a woman reading a poem at a village concert making people laugh. The following Christmas, after being asked if she could “do anything”, Sugden read this poem and everyone fell about laughing. She later […]

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  • Molly Glynn

    1968 - 2014

    Molly Glynn (1968 - 2014)

    Molly Glynn (June 14, 1968 – September 6, 2014) was an American actress: She was a well-known Chicago stage actress, and also played several roles in film and television, including a recurring role on the television series Chicago Fire.  Glynn, the youngest of five children, grew up as part of a prominent family in Hartford, […]

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  • Molly Picon

    1898 - 1992

    Molly Picon (1898 - 1992)

    Picon was born as Małka Opiekun in New York City, the daughter of Polish Jewish emigrants: Clara (née Ostrow), a wardrobe mistress, and Louis Opiekun, a shirtmaker. Opiekun is a Polish language name meaning “guardian” or “caretaker”. Her surname was later changed to Picon. Her career began at the age of six years in the […]

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  • Momofuku Ando

    1910 - 2007

    Momofuku Ando (1910 - 2007)

    With Japan still suffering from a shortage of food in the post-war era, the Ministry of Health tried to encourage people to eat bread made from wheat flour that was supplied by the United States. Ando wondered why bread was recommended instead of noodles, which were more familiar to the Japanese. The Ministry’s response was […]

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  • Moms Mabley

    1894 - 1975

    Moms Mabley (1894 - 1975)

    Loretta Mary Aiken was born in Brevard, North Carolina on March 19, 1894 to James Aiken and Mary Smith, who married on May 21, 1891, in Transylvania County, North Carolina  Moms Mabley was one of a family of 16 children. Her father owned and operated several businesses, while her mother kept house and took in […]

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  • Mona Barrie

    1909 - 1964

    Mona Barrie (1909 - 1964)

    Actress. She appeared in the films “Plunder Of The Sun” (1953), “The First Time” (1952), “My Dog Rusty” (1948), “Cass Timberlane” (1947), “When A Girl’s Beautiful” (1947), “The Devil’s Mask” (1946), “The Secret Of The Whistler” (1946), “Storm Over Lisbon” (1944), “One Dangerous Night” (1943), “Lady In A Jam” (1942), “Syncopation” (1942), “Down On The […]

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  • Monica Lewis

    1922 - 2015

    Monica Lewis (1922 - 2015)

    Monica Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 22, 1922, the youngest of three children. Her father, Leon, was a pianist and composer while her mother, Jessica, was a singer with the Chicago Opera Company, with Lewis studying her voice with her mother. At the age of 11, Lewis’ family moved to New York […]

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  • Mónica Spear

    1984 - 2014

    Mónica Spear (1984 - 2014)

    During the Miss Venezuela 2004 pageant,Mónica Spear won the national crown and represented Venezuela at Miss Universe 2005. Spear made the top 15 after Ana Karina Áñez (Miss Venezuela 2003) failed to make the top 15 in Miss Universe 2004, which was the first time in 22 years that Venezuela failed to place. Spear went on […]

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  • Monk Eastman

    1873 - 1920

    Monk Eastman (1873 - 1920)

    Monk Eastman was born Edward Osterman around 1873 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His father set him up in a pet store, but he soon deserted for a life of crime on the Lower East Side. Starting out as a bouncer, Eastman rose to command the fiercest street gang in New York at the beginning of the […]

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  • Monty Oum

    1981 - 2015

    Monty Oum (1981 - 2015)

    Oum dropped out of high school and began putting together fan videos as early as 2002. In January 2007, he discovered some reverse engineering techniques online that allowed him to extract models from Halo 2 and, utilizing assets from Super Smash Bros. Melee, created the “ultimate showdown” between a SPARTAN (Halo) and Samus Aran (Metroid) […]

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  • Morey Amsterdam

    1908 - 1996

    Morey Amsterdam (1908 - 1996)

    Morey Amsterdam Born in Chicago, Morey Amsterdam started in vaudeville at the age of 14, as a straight man for his piano-playing brother. His father, a concert violinist who worked with the Chicago Opera and the San Francisco Symphony, wanted Morey to pursue a career in classical music but Morey had other plans. By the […]

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  • Morris Ankrum

    1896 - 1964

    Morris Ankrum (1896 - 1964)

    Born Morris Nussbaum in Danville in Vermilion County in eastern Illinois, Morris Ankrum originally began a career in academics. After graduating from The University of Southern California with a law degree, he went on to an associate professorship in economics at the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley he became involved in the drama […]

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