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George Grizzard (1928 - 2007)

George Cooper Grizzard, Jr. (April 1, 1928 – October 2, 2007) was an American actor of film and stage. He appeared in more than 40 films, dozens of television programs and a number of Broadway...

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Robert Anderson (1917 - 2009)

Robert Woodruff Anderson (April 28, 1917 in New York City – February 9, 2009) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and theater producer. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, which ...

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Stephen Sondheim MP

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (/ˈsɒnd.haɪm/; born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for his immense contributions to musical theatre for over 50 years. He is t...

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Elaine Stritch MP (1925 - 2014)

Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 – July 17, 2014) was an American actress and singer, best known for her work on Broadway. She appeared in numerous stage plays and musicals, feature films and ma...

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George Arliss (1868 - 1946)

George Arliss (10 April 1868 – 5 February 1946) was an English actor, author, playwright and filmmaker who found success in the United States. He was the first British actor to win an Academy ...

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Roger L. Stevens (1910 - 1998)

Roger Lacey Stevens (March 12, 1910 – February 2, 1998) was an American theatrical producer, arts administrator, and a real estate executive. He is the founding Chairman of both the Kennedy Ce...

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Howard Dietz (1896 - 1983)

Howard Dietz was a U.S. songwriter who wrote some 500 songs during his lifetime, many for Broadway. He is credited with creating the MGM Lion mascot, where he was in charge of publicity for over 30 y...

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Celeste Holm (1917 - 2012)

Celeste Holm (April 29, 1917 – July 15, 2012) was an American stage, film and television actress. Holm won an Academy Award for her performance in Gentleman's Agreement (1947), and was Osc...

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Gertrude Lawrence (1898 - 1952)

Miss Gertrude Lawrence, who died on Saturday in hospital in New York, was an actress of high vitality, and keen wit and undoubted style, for many years an ornament of the light comedy and musical comed...

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Bert Lahr MP (1895 - 1967)

He was an American actor and comedian. Lahr is remembered today for his roles as the Cowardly Lion and the farmworker Zeke in the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, but was also well known for work i...

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Jerome David Kern MP (1885 - 1945)

Jerome David Kern was an American composer of popular music. He wrote around 700 songs, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your ...

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Lillie / Emilie le Breton MP (1853 - 1929)

Jersey Lily, a beauty who dallied with many famous men Her father was the Dean of Jersey, Rev. William Corbet Le Breton who himself was associated with scandalous affairs. Lily's family must ha...

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Molly Malka Picon MP (1898 - 1992)

Molly Picon (Yiddish: מאָלי פּיקאָן; February 28, 1898 – April 6, 1992) was an American actress of stage, sc...

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Lee (Israel) Strasberg (1901 - 1982)

Born Israel Strassberg on Nov. 17, 1901, in Budzanow, Poland, now part of the Ukraine, he was the son of a provincial innkeeper. At the age of 7, he emigrated with his family to the United States, wher...

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Alexander H. Cohen (1920 - 2000)

Alexander H. Cohen (July 24, 1920 - April 22, 2000) was a prolific American theatrical producer who mounted more than one hundred productions on both sides of the Atlantic. He was the only American p...

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Richard L. Coe (1914 - 1995)

Richard Livingston Coe (1914–1995), born in New York City, was a theatre and cinema critic for The Washington Post for more than fifty years. Coe was renowned for the astute advice he gave to ...

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Lee J. Cobb MP (1911 - 1976)

Lee J. Cobb (December 8, 1911 – February 11, 1976) was an American actor. He is best known for his performance in 12 Angry Men (1957), his Academy Award-nominated performance in On the Waterfr...

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Harold Edgar Clurman MP (1901 - 1980)

Harold Edgar Clurman (September 18, 1901 – September 9, 1980) was a visionary American theatre director and drama critic, "one of the most influential in the United States". He was most notabl...

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Stella Adler MP (1901 - 1992)

A member of the Jewish-American Adler acting dynasty, Stella Adler was one of the premiere acting coaches in the United States. Among her students were some of this country's most popular stars, includ...

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Jacob Adler (1855 - 1926)

Jacob Pavlovich Adler (born Yankev P. Adler; February 12, 1855 – April 1, 1926) was a Jewish actor and star of Yiddish theater, first in Odessa, and later in London and New York City. Nick...

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Paddy Chayefsky (1923 - 1981)

Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981), was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best ...

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Edwin Forrest (1806 - 1872)

Edwin Forrest (March 9, 1806 – December 12, 1872), was a prominent nineteenth century American Shakespearean actor. His legendary feud with the British actor William Charles Macready helped sp...

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Robert Labatt Whitehead (1916 - 2002)

) Robert Whitehead (born Montreal, Quebec 3 March 1916; died Pound Ridge, New York 15 June 2002) was a theatre producer. His first production was Medea, starring Judith Anderson and John Gielgud,...

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John Mason Brown (1900 - 1969)

John Mason Brown (July 3, 1900 – March 16, 1969) was an American drama critic and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he graduated from Harvard College in 1923. He worked for the New Yor...

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Fanny Brice MP (1891 - 1951)

; Fanny Brice grave... ; Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedian, singer, theater and film actress, who made many ...

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Billy Rose MP (1899 - 1966)

William "Billy" Rose (September 6, 1899 – February 10, 1966) was an American impresario, theatrical showman and lyricist. He is credited with many famous songs, notably "Me and My Shadow" (192...

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Bertolt Brecht MP (1898 - 1956)

born as: Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht -------------------- Bertolt Brecht (German pronunciation: [ˈbɛɐ̯tɔlt ˈbʁɛçt] ( listen)...

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Alice Brady (1892 - 1939)

Alice Brady (born Mary Rose Brady, November 2, 1892 – October 28, 1939) was an American actress who began her career in the silent film era and survived the transition into talkies. She worked...

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Dion Boucicault (1820 - 1890)

Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot (26 December c. 1820 – 18 September 1890), commonly known as Dion Boucicault, was an Irish actor and playwright famed for his melodramas. By the later part of the ...

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Robert Russell Bennett (1894 - 1981)

Robert Russell Bennett (June 15, 1894 – August 18, 1981) was an American composer and arranger, best known for his orchestration of many well-known Broadway and Hollywood musicals by other com...

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Richard Bennett (1870 - 1944)

Richard Bennett (May 21, 1870 – October 22, 1944) was an American actor. A matinee idol of the stage and early silent movie era, Bennett is probably best-known for his role as Major Amberson in ...

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Samuel Barclay Beckett, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1969 MP (1906 - 1989)

Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet. He wrote both in English and French. His work offers a bleak,...

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Nora Bayes (1880 - 1928)

Nora Bayes (October 8, 1880 – March 19, 1928) was a popular American singer, comedienne and actress of the early 20th century. Early life and career Born Eleanor "Dora" Goldberg, with ...

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Philip James Quinn Barry (1896 - 1949)

Philip James Quinn Barry (June 18, 1896 – December 3, 1949) was an American playwright born in Rochester, New York. Early life Philip Barry was born on June 18, 1896 in Rochester, New ...

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George Balanchine MP (1904 - 1983)

George Balanchine, born Giorgi Balanchivadze (Georgian: გიორგი ბალანჩივაძე, Russ...

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Harold Arlen (1905 - 1986)

Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music, having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known the world over. In addition to c...

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Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh (French: [anuj]; 23 June 1910 – 3 October 1987) was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdi...

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Josephine Hull (c.1883 - 1957)

Josephine Hull (born January 3, reportedly 1886, but probably 1883– died March 12, 1957) was an Academy Award winning American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had ...

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Margaret Anglin (1876 - 1958)

Mary Margaret Anglin (April 3, 1876 – January 7, 1958) was a Canadian-born Broadway actress, director and producer whom Encyclopædia Britannica calls "one of the most brilliant actres...

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Dame Judith Anderson, AC, DBE (1897 - 1992)

Dame Judith Anderson, AC, DBE (10 February 1897 – 3 January 1992) was an Australian-born American-based actress of stage, film and television. She won two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award and was ...

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Winthrop Ames (1870 - 1937)

Winthrop Ames (November 25, 1870 – November 3, 1937) was an American theatre director and producer, playwright and screenwriter. For three decades at the beginning of the 20th century, Ame...

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Jane Alexander MP

Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939) is an American actress, author, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. Although perhaps best known for playing the female lead in The Great...

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Maude Adams (1872 - 1953)

Maude Ewing Kiskadden (November 11, 1872 – July 17, 1953), known professionally as Maude Adams, was an American stage actress who achieved her greatest success as Peter Pan. Adams's personalit...

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Osgood Perkins (1892 - 1937)

Osgood Perkins (May 16, 1892 – September 21, 1937) was an American actor. Life and career Perkins was born James Ripley Osgood Perkins in West Newton, Massachusetts, son of Henry Phelp...

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Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 MP (1930 - 2008)

Harold Pinter , CH, CBE (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize–winning English playwright and screenwriter. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writ...

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Cole Porter (1891 - 1964)

Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took ...

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John Raitt (1917 - 2005)

John Emmett Raitt (January 29, 1917 – February 20, 2005) was an American actor and singer best known for his performances in musical theater. Early years Raitt was born in Santa Ana, C...

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Sir Ralph Richardson (1902 - 1983)

Sir Ralph Richardson, who died yesterday at the age of 80, was the most human of all our great actors. With his ripe face and his excitable voice, his amiable combination of eccentricity and down-to-ea...

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Jason Nelson Robards MP (1922 - 2000)

Biography for Jason Robards More at IMDbPro »advertisementDate of Birth : 26 July 1922, Chicago, Illinois, USADate of Death: 26 December 2000, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA (metastasized lung can...

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Jerome Robbins MP (1918 - 1998)

Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998) was an American theater producer, director, and choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally...

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Richard Rodgers MP (1902 - 1979)

Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 31, 1979) was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and televis...

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Will Rogers (Famous Humorist) MP (1879 - 1935)

One of America's brightest media stars during the 1920s and '30s, Will Rogers did rope tricks while making pointed -- and humorous -- political observations. He signed on with the Ziegfield Follies in ...

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Sam Shepard MP

Sam Shepard (born Samuel Shepard Rogers IV; November 5, 1943) is an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is the author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoi...

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Kim Stanley (1925 - 2001)

Kim Stanley (born Patricia Beth Reid) was an American actress, primarily in theatre but with occasional film performances. Stanley began her acting career in theatre, and subsequently attended the ...

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Margaret Sullavan (1909 - 1960)

Margaret Brooke Sullavan was an American stage and film actress. Sullavan started her career on the stage in 1929. In 1933 she caught the attention of movie director John M. Stahl and had her debut on ...

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Gwen Verdon MP (1925 - 2000)

Gwenyth Evelyn “Gwen” Verdon (January 13, 1925 – October 18, 2000) was an actress and dancer who won four Tony awards for her musical comedy performances. With flaming red hair a...

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Clifton Webb (1893 - 1966)

WEBB, CLIFTON (Nov. 19, 1893-Oct. 13, 1966), American singer, dancer, and actor, was born Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck in Indianapolis, Ind. In 1896 his family moved to New York City, and there, when he ...

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Orson Welles MP (1915 - 1985)

A descendant of seven Mayflower Passengers, Richard Warren, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, William Mullins and Wife Alice, John Cooke and his father Francis Cooke. George Orson Welles May 6, 1915-O...

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Thornton Niven Wilder MP (1897 - 1975)

Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 — December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He received three Pulitzer Prizes, one for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and two for his...

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P. G. Wodehouse MP (1881 - 1975)

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse ( pronunciation (help·info)), KBE ; 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English humorist, whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays,...

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Eugene O'Neill, Nobel Prize in Literature 1936 MP (1888 - 1953)

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was a Nobel-prize winning American playwright. More than any other dramatist, O'Neill introduced American drama to the dramatic re...

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Sir Laurence Olivier MP (1907 - 1989)

Laurence Olivier -- Sir Laurence after 1947, Lord Laurence after 1970 -- has been variously lauded as the greatest Shakespearean interpreter of the 20th century, the greatest classical actor of the era...

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Arthur Miller MP (1915 - 2005)

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide var...

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Burgess Meredith MP (1907 - 1997)

Originally a newspaper reporter, Burgess Meredith came to the screen in 1936, repeating his stage role in Winterset, a part written for him by Maxwell Anderson. He was best-known for portraying Rocky B...

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Sidney Coe Howard (1891 - 1939)

Sidney Coe Howard (26 June 1891 – 23 August 1939) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1925 and a posthumous Academy Award in 1940 for the s...

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Walter Huston (1883 - 1950)

The gruff‐voiced, Canadian‐born actor Walter Huston established himself as one of the great actors of the English-speaking stage and cinema. Though he never achieved true star status on t...

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Hal Holbrook MP

Harold Rowe "Hal" Holbrook, Jr. (born February 17, 1925) is an American actor. His television roles include Abraham Lincoln in the 1976 TV series Lincoln, Hays Stowe on The Bold Ones: The Senator and C...

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Helen Hayes (1900 - 1993)

Helen Hayes Brown was an American actress whose career spanned almost 70 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve people who have won an Em...

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Sir Rex Harrison MP (1908 - 1990)

Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an English actor of stage and screen. Harrison won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards. Youth and stage career Harri...

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Joel David Katz / Joel Grey MP

Joel Grey (born April 11, 1932) is an American stage and screen actor, singer, and dancer, known for his role as the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film adaptation of the Kander & Ebb mus...

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Ruth Gordon (1896 - 1985)

Ruth Gordon Jones (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985), better known as Ruth Gordon, was an American actress and writer. She was perhaps best known for her film roles such as Minnie Castevet, ...

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Bob Fosse MP (1927 - 1987)

Robert Louis “Bob” Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an American actor, dancer, musical theater choreographer, director, screenwriter, film editor and film director....

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Henry Jaynes Fonda MP (1905 - 1982)

Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to advertising-printing jobber William Brace Fonda and Elma Herberta Jaynes, in the second year of their marriage. The Fonda family had emigrated westward from ...

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Melvyn Douglas MP (1901 - 1981)

Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg (April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981), better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor. Coming to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man (perhaps best ...

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Colleen Dewhurst (1924 - 1991)

Colleen Rose Dewhurst (June 3, 1924 — August 22, 1991) was a Canadian-American actress known for a while as "the Queen of Off-Broadway." In her autobiography, Dewhurst wrote: "I had moved so q...

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Hume Blake Cronyn, Jr. MP (1911 - 2003)

Links Wiki Hume Cronyn - Internet Accuracy --------------------* Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via mother Frances Amelia Cronym (born Labatt) by SmartCopy : Nov 28 2014, 7:47:32 UTC

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Junius Brutus Booth, Sr. (1796 - 1852)

Junius Brutus Booth Birth: May 1, 1796 Death: Nov. 30, 1852 Actor and father of John Wilkes Booth. Find A Grave Memorial # 6607 Source: -------------------- Junius Brutus Booth (May...

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Edwin Thomas Booth MP (1833 - 1893)

Edwin Thomas Booth (November 13, 1833 – June 7, 1893) was a famous 19th century American actor who toured throughout America and the major capitals of Europe, performing Shakespearean plays. I...

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Irving Berlin MP (1888 - 1989)

Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist of Jewish heritage, widely considered one of the greatest American songwriters in history. His first hit...

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Tallaluah Bankhead MP (1902 - 1968)

Born to a prestigious family (her father became a prominent congressman), she made her Broadway debut in 1918 and achieved fame on the London stage in The Dancer (1923). Her vivid presence and throaty ...

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Anne Bancroft (1931 - 2005)

Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, Anne Bancroft was one of a few entertainers to scoop the Triple Crown of acting: an Oscar, Emmy and Tony, after her acclaimed television special, Annie...

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Lauren Bacall MP (1924 - 2014)

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in The Bronx, New York City. She was an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks...

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Adele Astaire MP (1896 - 1981)

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Peter Levin Shaffer MP

Sir Peter Levin Shaffer From Wikipedia (born 15 May 1926) is an English dramatist and playwright, screenwriter and author of numerous award-winning plays, several of which have been filmed. [ed...

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June Havoc (1912 - 2010)

June Havoc (November 8, 1912 – March 28, 2010) was a Canadian-born American actress, dancer, writer, and theater director. Havoc was a child Vaudeville performer under the tutelage of her moth...

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Tammy Grimes MP

Tammy Lee Grimes (born January 30, 1934) is an American actress and singer. Early life Grimes was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, the daughter of Eola Willard (née Niles), a naturalist an...

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Larry Simon Gelbart (1928 - 2009)

Larry Simon Gelbart (February 25, 1928 – September 11, 2009) was an American television writer, playwright, screenwriter and author. Early life Gelbart was born in Chicago to Jewish immigr...

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Ruth Chatterton (1892 - 1961)

Ruth Chatterton (24 December 1892 – 24 November 1961) was an American actress, novelist, and early aviatrix. Early life Chatterton was born in New York City, on Christmas Eve 1892, to ...

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Dorothy Hayes Stickney (1896 - 1998)

Dorothy Stickney (June 21, 1896 - June 2, 1998) was a Broadway actress best known for appearing in the long running Life with Father. Biography Born in North Dakota, Stickney attended the Nor...

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Sada Carolyn Thompson (1927 - 2011)

Sada Carolyn Thompson (September 27, 1927 – May 4, 2011) was an American stage, film, and television actress. Life and career Born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1927 to Hugh Woodruff Thompson...

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Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865 - 1932)

Minnie Maddern Fiske (December 19, 1865 - February 15, 1932), born as Marie Augusta Davey, but often billed simply as Mrs. Fiske, was one of the leading American actresses of the late nineteenth and ...

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Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. MP (1867 - 1932)

Information about Flornz Ziegfeld from Wikipedia Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. (March 21, 1867 - July 22, 1932), popularly known as "Flo" Ziegfeld, was an American Broadway impresario, notable for his series...

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Elizabeth Welter Wilson MP

Elizabeth Welter Wilson (born April 4, 1921) is an American actress. She was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2007. Life and career Wilson was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daught...

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Oscar Wilde MP (1854 - 1900)

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) "I wanted to eat of the fruit of all the trees in the garden of the world..." SOURCE : written by whom ? WikiPedia...

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Richard Purdy Wilbur MP

Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921) is an American poet and literary translator. He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987, and twice rec...

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Mae West MP (1893 - 1980)

Mae West (1893–1980) was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol. For her contribution to the film industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber MP

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948), properly styled and widely known as The Lord Lloyd-Webber, is a British composer and impresario of musical theatre. He is an English ...

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Maureen Stapleton MP (1925 - 2006)

Maureen Stapleton (June 21, 1925 – March 13, 2006) was an American actress in film, theater and television. Early life Stapleton was born Lois Maureen Stapleton in Troy, New York, the ...

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Christopher Plummer MP

Became the oldest winner of an Oscar at the age of 82 in 2012. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, CC (born De...

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Estelle Parsons MP

Born November 20, 1927, in Lynn (one source says Marblehead), MA; daughter of Eben and Elinor (maiden name, Mattson) Parsons; married Richard Gehman (a writer), December 19, 1953 (divorced August, 19...

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