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Allan Shivers, Governor (1907 - 1985)

Robert Allan Shivers (October 5, 1907 – January 14, 1985) was a Texas politician who led the conservative faction of the Texas Democratic Party during the turbulent 1940s and 1950s. Shivers al...

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G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams, Governor (1911 - 1988)

Gerhard Mennen "Soapy" Williams, (February 23, 1911 – February 2, 1988), was a politician from the US state of Michigan. An heir to a personal grooming products fortune, he was known as "Soapy...

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Katharine Hepburn MP (1907 - 2003)

Four time Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn maintained a successful acting career for over 70 years. Her notable performances in The African Queen and On Golden Pond, as well as countless...

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Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States MP (1913 - 1994)

Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States (1969-1974). During his administration the United States withdrew its military forces from Vietnam and informally recognized the govern...

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John Sparkman, U.S. Senator (1899 - 1985)

John Jackson Sparkman (December 20, 1899 – November 16, 1985) was an American politician from the state of Alabama. A conservative Southern Democrat, Sparkman served in the U.S. House of Repre...

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Commodore Harry Manning (1897 - 1974)

When Harry Manning took the helm of the S.S.United States on it’s maiden voyage, the US had developed a reputation as a country with a first rate Navy and a third rate passenger fleet. Manning...

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Lucille Ball MP (1911 - 1989)

Lucille Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film executive, and star of the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy , ...

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Richard Brevanrd Russell, Jr., Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1897 - 1971)

Richard Brevard Russell, Jr. (November 2, 1897 – January 21, 1971) was a Democratic Party politician from the southeastern state of Georgia. He served as state governor from 1931 to 1933 and U...

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Bishop Peter (Fulton J) John Sheen (1895 - 1979)

Fulton John Sheen, (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American archbishop of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and r...

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John Wayne MP (1907 - 1979)

John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison), nicknamed "Duke", was a legendary Hollywood actor who played a key role in establishing and popularizing the western genre in American cinema. He started wor...

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Clarence Decatur Howe (1886 - 1960)

Clarence Decatur Howe, PC (15 January 1886 – 31 December 1960), generally known as C. D. Howe, was a powerful Canadian Cabinet minister of the Liberal Party. Howe served in the governments of ...

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Adlai Stevenson, Governor MP (1900 - 1965)

Gov. Aldlai E. Stevenson, II was the grandson of Vice President Aldlai Ewing Stevenson and the son of Illinois Secretary of State Lewis G. Stevenson. Adlai II was born Feb. 5, 1900 in Los Angeles, Ca...

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Gordon Evans Dean (1905 - 1958)

Gordon Evans Dean (December 28, 1905 - August 15, 1958) was a Seattle-born American lawyer and prosecutor who served as chairman of the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) from 1950 to 1953. Dean r...

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Julius "Groucho" Marx MP (1890 - 1977)

As an entertainer and comedian, Groucho Marx remains a well-known figure some 30 years after his death. Marx's grease-paint bushy eyebrows and mustache, and trademark cigar, made him immediately recogn...

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Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., U.S. Senator, U.S.Ambassador to the United Nations, South Vietnam, West Germany, and the Holy See (1902 - 1985)

. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (July 5, 1902 – February 27, 1985) was a Republican United States Senator from Massachusetts and a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, South Vietnam, West Germany, ...

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Graham Greene MP (1904 - 1991)

Greene, (Henry) Graham (1904–1991), author, was born on 2 October 1904 at St John's, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the fourth of six children of Charles Henry Greene (1865–1942), teacher,...

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Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senator (1908 - 1957)

Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957...

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Ava Lavinia Gardner MP (1922 - 1990)

Ava Lavinia Gardner was a famous Hollywood beauty of the 1940s and 1950s. Her stunning looks made her one of the most popular leading ladies of the day, and her reputation for wild behavior -- and marr...

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Vasily Stalin (1921 - 1962)

Vasily Iosifovich Dzhugashvili, known also as Vasily Stalin, was the son of Joseph Stalin and his second wife, Nadezhda Alliluyeva. As a schoolboy, Vasily distinguished himself only for his pranks;...

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John Foster Dulles, U.S. Secretary of State MP (1888 - 1959)

John Foster Dulles (February 25, 1888 – May 24, 1959) was a U.S. Senator from New York and served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He was a si...

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Boudewijn I koning der Belgen, Baudouin I roi des Belges (Baldwin I, king of the Belgians) MP (1930 - 1993)

Name/title: Baudouin Albert Charles Léopold Axel Marie Gustave de Belgique, Prinz zu, Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha Links: The Peerage Geneall NNDB Find a grave Wikipedia

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James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894 – November 2, 1961) was an American author, cartoonist and celebrated wit. Thurber was best known for his cartoons and short stories, published mainly in...

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Frederick Brant Rentschler MP (1887 - 1956)

Frederick Brant Rentschle r (November 8, 1887 – April 25, 1956) was an American aircraft engine designer, aviation engineer, and industrialist. A talented inventor of aviation equipment, Rentsch...

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Crawford Hallock Greenewalt (1902 - 1993)

Crawford Hallock Greenewalt (16 August 1902 – 28 September 1993) was an American chemical engineer who served as president of the DuPont Company from 1948 to 1962 and as board chairman from 19...

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Barbara Bel Geddes (1922 - 2005)

Barbara Bel Geddes (October 31, 1922 – August 8, 2005) was an American actress, artist and children's author. She is best known for her role in the television drama series Dallas as matriarch ...

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Henry Knox Sherrill (1890 - 1980)

Henry Knox Sherrill (November 6, 1890 – May 11, 1980) was an Episcopal clergyman. He was the 20th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from 1947 to 1958, having previously served as Bishop...

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Estes Kefauver, U.S. Senator (1903 - 1963)

Carey Estes Kefauver ( /ˈɛstɨs ˈkiːfɔːvər/;[1] July 26, 1903 – August 10, 1963) was an American politician from Tennessee. A member of t...

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Warren Austin, U.S. Senator, 2nd U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1877 - 1962)

Warren Robinson Austin (November 12, 1877 – December 25, 1962) was an American politician and statesman; among other roles, he served as Senator from Vermont. Born in Highgate Center in Fr...

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Lt. General William H. Tunner (1906 - 1983)

William Henry Tunner (July 14, 1906 - April 6, 1983) was a general officer in the United States Air Force and its predecessor, the United States Army Air Forces. Tunner was known for his expertise in...

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William Lawrence Boyd (1895 - 1972)

) An "Okie" whose parents died when he was a child, William Boyd became a manual laborer before breaking into the movies in 1919 as an extra in Cecil B. De Mille's "Why Change Your Wife?" He soon bec...

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Christopher Fry MP (1907 - 2005)

Christopher Fry (18 December 1907 – 30 June 2005) was an English playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre ...

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George Ludlum Hartford (1864 - 1957)

on the left in profile photo George Ludlum Hartford (November 7, 1864 - September 23, 1957) was the long time Chairman and Treasurer of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P), serving in ...

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John Augustine Hartford (1872 - 1951)

on the right in profile photo John Augustine Hartford (February 10, 1872 – September 20, 1951) was the long time President of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company ("A&P"), serving in t...

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Robert Lee Frost MP (1874 - 1963)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his comman...

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General Oliver P. Smith (USMC) (1893 - 1977)

Oliver Prince Smith (October 26, 1893 – December 25, 1977) was a General in the United States Marine Corps and a highly decorated combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He is most ...

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Admiral Arthur W. Radford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1896 - 1973)

Click here to view the rich history of Arthur William Radford at Wikipedia. Click here to view the video of the sinking of the USS Arthur W. Radford, DD-968 in the Atlantic off the coast of Philadelp...

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Irving Langmuir, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1932 MP (1881 - 1957)

Irving Langmuir (31 January 1881 – 16 August 1957) was an American chemist and physicist. His most noted publication was the famous 1919 article "The Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms and Mole...

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Lt. General Edward A. Craig (USMC) (1896 - 1994)

Edward A. Craig (November 22, 1896 — December 11, 1994) was a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, and a decorated combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War who even...

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General Walton Harris (1889 - 1950)

Walton Harris Walker (December 3, 1889 – December 23, 1950) was an American army officer and the first commander of the U.S. Eighth Army during the Korean War. Biography Walker was bor...

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Gian Carlo Menotti (1911 - 2007)

Gian Carlo Menotti (pronounced [dʒan ˈkarlo meˈnɔtːi]) (July 7, 1911 – February 1, 2007) was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often r...

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Alan Jay Lerner MP (1918 - 1986)

Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works...

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Betty Hutton (1921 - 2007)

Betty Hutton (February 26, 1921 – March 11, 2007) was an American stage, film, and television actress, comedienne and singer. Early life Hutton was born Elizabeth June Thornburg, daugh...

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Edward "Eddie" Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973)

With 26 aerial victories, Eddie Rickenbacker survived the war as America's "Ace of Aces." The former race car driver's 7 awards of the Distinguished Service Cross (an eighth was upgraded to the Medal o...

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Ted Williams MP (1918 - 2002)

Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 21-year Major League Baseball career as the left...

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Admiral Forrest Sherman, Chief of Naval Operations (1896 - 1951)

Forrest Percival Sherman (30 October 1896 – 22 July 1951) was an admiral in the United States Navy and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations until Admiral Elmo Zumwalt became ...

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T. S. Eliot MP (1888 - 1965)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born English poet, playwright, and literary critic, arguably the most important...

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Arthur Morton Godfrey (1903 - 1983)

Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who was sometimes introduced by his nickname, The Old Redhead. No te...

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Glenn McCarthy ("Diamond Glenn" and "The King of the Wildcatters") (1907 - 1988)

Glenn Herbert McCarthy (December 25, 1907 - December 26, 1988) was a wildcatter and a charismatic oil tycoon. The media often referred to him as "Diamond Glenn" and "The King of the Wildcatters". McC...

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Charles W. Sawyer, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1887 - 1979)

Charles W. Sawyer (February 10, 1887 – April 7, 1979) was United States Secretary of Commerce from May 6, 1948 to January 20, 1953 in the administration of Harry Truman. Sawyer was born in...

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Paul Douglas, U.S. Senator (1892 - 1976)

Paul Howard Douglas (March 26, 1892 – September 24, 1976) was an American politician and economist. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois for almost twent...

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Conrad Nicholson Hilton (1887 - 1979)

Conrad Nicholson Hilton was a business owner and founder of the Hilton Hotels chain. The son of a local businessman, Hilton took over his father's general store at the age of 21. He then branched out...

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Raymond Fernand Loewy (1893 - 1986)

Raymond Loewy (November 5, 1893 – July 14, 1986) was an industrial designer, and the first to be featured on the cover of Time Magazine, on October 31, 1949. Born in France, he spent most of h...

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Richard K. Mellon (1899 - 1970)

Richard King Mellon (June 19, 1899 – June 3, 1970), commonly known as R.K., was an American financier from Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Biography The son of Richard B. Mellon, nephew of And...

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Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (1882 - 1973)

Louis Stephen St. Laurent, PC, CC, QC (Saint-Laurent or St-Laurent in French, baptized Louis-Étienne St-Laurent), (1 February 1882 – 25 July 1973) was the 12th Prime Minister of Canada ...

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor MP (1932 - 2011)

Considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden years, as well as a larger-than-life celebrity, Elizabeth Taylor has starred in over fifty films, winning two Academy Awards. As much as her ...

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Lilian Baels, princesse de Réthy MP (1916 - 2002)

Princess Lilian of Belgium (née Mary Lilian Baels, 28 November 1916 – 7 June 2002) best known as Lilian, Princess of Réthy, was the second wife of King Leopold III of the Belgian...

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Albert Schweitzer MP (1875 - 1965)

websites about him: following bio from: Albert Schweitzer (January 14, 1875-September 4, 1965) was born into an Alsatian family which for generations had been devoted to religion, music, and ed...

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Fletcher Bowron, Mayor of Los Angeles (1887 - 1968)

Fletcher Bowron (August 13, 1887 – September 11, 1968) was the 35th Mayor of Los Angeles, California from September 26, 1938 until June 30, 1953. Until Thomas Bradley passed his length of serv...

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Ben Jones (1884 - 1961)

Benjamin Allyn Jones (December 31, 1882 - June 13, 1961) was a thoroughbred horse trainer. Ben Jones was born in Parnell, Missouri, and attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri ...

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General James Van Fleet (1892 - 1992)

James Alward Van Fleet (March 19, 1892 – September 23, 1992) was a U.S. Army officer during World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Van Fleet was a native of New Jersey, who was raised i...

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Maj. General Charles "Chuck" Yeager (USAF) MP

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager /ˈjeɪɡər/ (born February 13, 1923) is a retired major general in the United States Air Force and noted test pilot. He was the first pilot to ...

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Pearl Reid Mesta (1889 - 1975)

Perle Reid Mesta (nee Skirvin) (October 12, 1889 – March 16, 1975) was an American socialite, political hostess, and U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg (1949–1953). Mesta was known as th...

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John Phillips Marquand MP (1893 - 1960)

John Phillips Marquand (November 10, 1893 – July 16, 1960) was a 20th-century American writer. Originally best known for his Mr. Moto spy stories, he achieved popular success and critical resp...

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Dean Acheson, U.S. Secretary of State (1893 - 1971)

Dean Parker Acheson (April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 t...

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Cole Albert 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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Hubert H. Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the USA MP (1911 - 1978)

Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978), served under President Lyndon B. Johnson as the 38th Vice President of the United States. Humphrey twice served as a United Stat...

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Olivia de Havilland MP

Olivia Mary de Havilland (born 1 July 1916) is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress. She is the older sister of actress Joan Fontaine, also an Academy Award winner. Along with Shirley Temple, Maure...

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Drew Pearson MP (1897 - 1969)

) Andrew Russell Pearson (December 13, 1897 – September 1, 1969), known professionally as Drew Pearson, was one of the best-known American columnists of his day, noted for his yellow press jou...

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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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J. Robert Oppenheimer ("father of the atomic bomb") MP (1904 - 1967)

note ^ The meaning of the 'J' in J. Robert Oppenheimer has been a source of confusion. Historians Alice Kimball Smith and Charles Weiner sum up the general historical opinion in their volume Robert O...

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William C. Menninger (1899 - 1966)

William Claire Menninger (October 15, 1899 – September 1966) was a co-founder with his brother Karl and his father of The Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, which is an internationally kn...

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Strom Thurmond, Governor, U.S. Senator (1902 - 2003)

James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator. He also ran for the Presidency of the United States in 1948 as the seg...

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Juliana der Nederlanden MP (1909 - 2004)

Links: The Peerage Geneall Johann the Younger #2303 Wikipedia: English Nederlands Español

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Betty Grable (1916 - 1973)

Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973) was an American actress, dancer and singer. Her iconic bathing suit photo made her the number-one pin-up girl of the World ...

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Howard Hughes, Jr. MP (1905 - 1976)

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer, film director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people i...

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Jean Simmons, OBE (1929 - 2010)

Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE (31 January, 1929 – 22 January, 2010) was an English actress. She appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those films made in Great Britain during and after W...

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William O'Dwyer (1890 - 1964)

William O'Dwyer (July 11, 1890 – November 24, 1964) was the 100th Mayor of New York City, holding that office from 1946 to 1950. William O'Dwyer was born in County Mayo, Ireland and migrated t...

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George Horace Gallup (1901 - 1984)

George Horace Gallup (November 18, 1901 – July 26, 1984) was an American pioneer of survey sampling techniques and inventor of the Gallup poll, a successful statistical method of survey sampling...

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Arturo Toscanini MP (1867 - 1957)

Arturo Toscanini (Italian pronunciation: [arˈtuːro toskaˈniːni]; March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor. One of the most acclaimed musicians of t...

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Clark Clifford, U.S. Secretary of Defense (1906 - 1998)

Clark McAdams Clifford (December 25, 1906 – October 10, 1998) was an American lawyer who served United States Presidents Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter, s...

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Karl Heinrich Marx MP (1818 - 1883)

Karl Marx Documents on Geni Karl Heinrich Marx (Trier, May 5, 1818 - London, 14 March 1883) was a philosopher, historian, sociologist, economist, writer and thinker German Jewish socialist. Father th...

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Edwin Powell Hubble MP (1889 - 1953)

American Astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble was an American Astronomer known for his discovery of galaxies beyond the Milky Way. ------------------------------------------------------------------------...

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Stuart Symington, U.S. Senator, 1st Secretary of the Air Force MP (1901 - 1988)

William Stuart Symington (pronounced /ˈsaɪmɪŋtən/; June 26, 1901 – December 14, 1988) was a businessman and political figure from Missouri. He served as the ...

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Gregory Peck MP (1916 - 2003)

Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003), born Eldred Gregory Peck, was an Oscar-winning American film actor. He was one of 20th Century Pictures most popular film stars, from the 1940s to t...

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Joseph Rider Farrington (1897 - 1954)

Joseph Rider Farrington (October 15, 1897 – June 19, 1954) was an American newspaper editor and statesman who served in the United States Congress as delegate for the Territory of Hawai'i. ...

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C.S. Lewis MP (1898 - 1963)

Ancestry of C. S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis was born (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), and known to his friends and family as "Jack", w...

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Hedda Hopper (1890 - 1966)

Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist, whose long-running feud with friend turned arch-rival Louella Parsons became at least as notorious a...

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Richard Marlin Perkins (1905 - 1986)

Richard Marlin Perkins (March 28, 1905 – June 14, 1986) was a zoologist best known as a host of the television program Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom from 1963 to 1985. Biography Marli...

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Colonel Robert R. McCormick (1880 - 1955)

Robert Rutherford "Colonel" McCormick (1880–1955) was a member of the McCormick family of Chicago who became owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper. A leading non-interventionist...

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Arnold J. Toynbee, CH (1889 - 1975)

Arnold Joseph Toynbee CH (14 April 1889 – 22 October 1975) was a British historian whose twelve-volume analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations, A Study of History, 1934–1961, was...

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Joseph H. Ball, U.S. Senator (1905 - 1993)

Joseph Hurst Ball (November 3, 1905 – December 18, 1993) was a newspaper reporter who became a United States Senator at the age of 35, as the result of an accident. When Minnesota's U.S. Senat...

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Deborah Kerr (1921 - 2007)

Deborah Kerr, CBE (30 September 1921 – 16 October 2007) was a Scottish stage, television and film actress. She won the Sarah Siddons Award for her Chicago performance as Laura Reynolds in Tea ...

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Robert R. Young (1897 - 1958)

Robert Ralph Young (February 14, 1897–January 25, 1958) was a United States financier and industrialist. He is best-known for leading the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and New York Central Railr...

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Milton Arthur Paul Caniff (1907 - 1988)

Milton Arthur Paul Caniff (February 28, 1907 – April 3, 1988) was an American cartoonist famous for the Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon comic strips. Biography Caniff was born i...

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Charles Francis "Deacon" Adams, III MP (1866 - 1954)

Charles Francis Adams III (August 2, 1866 – June 10, 1954) was the United States Secretary of the Navy under Herbert Hoover and well-known as a yachtsman. A scion of the Adams family that gave...

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Frank Leahy (1908 - 1973)

Francis William Leahy (August 27, 1908 – June 21, 1973) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and professional sports executive. He served as the head footba...

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Joseph "Big Joe" Curran (1906 - 1981)

Joseph Curran (March 1, 1906 - August 14, 1981) was a merchant seaman and an American labor leader. He was founding president of the National Maritime Union (or NMU, now part of the Seafarers Interna...

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Charles Luckman (1909 - 1999)

Charles Luckman (May 16, 1909, Kansas City–January 26, 1999, Los Angeles) was a businessman and an American architect, famous as the "Boy Wonder of American Business" when he was named preside...

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Edward Hull "Boss" Crump (1874 - 1954)

Edward Hull "Boss" Crump (October 2, 1874 – October 16, 1954) was an American politician from Memphis, Tennessee. He was mayor from 1910 through 1915, and again briefly in 1940; in the interve...

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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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