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Sue Carol (1906 - 1982)

Former actress turned talent agent Sue Carol was one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars, she performed in motion pictures from 1927 until 1937. After retiring from acting in the late 1930s, Carol established her...

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Alan Ladd (1913 - 1964)

After achieving his breakthrough as the dispassionate, trench-coated killer opposite Veronica Lake in This Gun For Hire, Alan Ladd established himself as a great noir actor through the 40s and 50s in f...

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William A. Wellman (1896 - 1975)

William Augustus Wellman (February 29, 1896 – December 9, 1975) was an American film director. Although Wellman began his film career as an actor, he worked on over 80 films, as director, prod...

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Sissy Spacek MP

Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek came to international prominence for her for role as Carrie White in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film Carrie , for which she earned her first Academy Award n...

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Larry Fine (Louis Feinberg) (1902 - 1975)

As Larry Fine, he first performed as a violinist in vaudeville at an early age. In 1928, he met Moe Howard and Ted Healy. Howard and his brother Shemp had been working as audience stooges for Healy. Sh...

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Jerome "Curly" Howard MP (1903 - 1952)

Actor. He was the youngest of Jennie and Solomon Horwitz's five sons, and because of his status as family baby, his mother would often call him "My baby," leading his four much-older brothers to tease ...

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Moe Howard (Moses Horwitz) MP (1897 - 1975)

Actor. 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...

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William Claude Rains (1889 - 1967)

William Claude Rains born November 10, 1889, died May 30, 1967) Claude Rains was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 66 years. He was known for many roles in Hollywood films, among t...

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Ray Milland MP (1907 - 1986)

Ray Milland (3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of ...

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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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Geraldine Fitzgerald (1913 - 2005)

Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lady Lindsay-Hogg (24 November 1913 – 17 July 2005) was an Irish-American actress and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Early life Fitzgerald was born in...

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Marty Robbins (1925 - 1982)

Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925–December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. One of the most popular and s...

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Lefty Frizzell (1928 - 1975)

Lefty Frizzell (March 31, 1928–July 19, 1975), born William Orville Frizzell, was an American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s, and a proponent of honky tonk music. His relaxed...

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Gig Young (1913 - 1978)

Amiable supporting player and occasional lead Gig Young broke into film in the early 1940s. He often played the dapper, likable second banana to the major stars of the time. For his contribution to the...

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Ígor Fiódorovich Stravinsky MP (1882 - 1971)

Igor Stravinsky conducts The Firebird (L'Oiseau de Feu) Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelt Strawinsky or Stravinskii; Russian: Игорь Фё&#x...

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Donna Summer MP (1948 - 2012)

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (born December 31, 1948), known by her stage name, Donna Summer, is an American singer/songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s. Summer is a five-time Gr...

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Irving Grant Thalberg MP (1899 - 1936)

Irving Grant Thalberg was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. He was called "The Boy Wonder" for his youth and his extraordinary ability to select the right scripts, ch...

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Shania Twain MP

Everything you wanted to know about Shania Twain Shania Twain, OC (pronounced /ʃəˈnaɪ.ə ˈtweɪn/; born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a ...

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Gene Eliza Tierney (1920 - 1991)

One of Hollywood's great beauties of her day, Gene Tierney remains best remembered for her performance in the title role of the 1944 mystery classic Laura and her Academy Award-nominated performance fo...

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Ella Raines (1920 - 1988)

Ella Wallace Raines (August 6, 1920 – May 30, 1988) was an American film and television actress. Life and career Born Ella Wallace Raubes near Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, Raines studied ...

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Perry Como MP (1912 - 2001)

‪Perry Como: A Biography   Google Books Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality. Como has the distinction of h...

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Bob Hope MP (1903 - 2003)

A superstar of radio, film and television during the 1940s and 1950s, Bob Hope was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel. ...

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Dolores Hope (1909 - 2011)

Singer, philanthropist, wife of Bob Hope. Dolores Hope, (May 27, 1909 – September 19, 2011)] She was born Dolores L. DeFina in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood of Italian and Irish descent and ...

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Carl Wilson MP (1946 - 1998)

Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was an American rock and roll singer and guitarist, best known as a founding member, lead guitarist and sometime lead vocalist of The Be...

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Dennis Wilson (of The Beach Boys) MP (1944 - 1983)

Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) was an American rock and roll musician best known as a founding member and the drummer of The Beach Boys. He was a member of the group...

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Brian Wilson (of The Beach Boys) MP

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942 in Inglewood, California) is an American musician, best known as the leader and chief songwriter of the rock group The Beach Boys. Within the band, Wilson pla...

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Mike Love (of the "Beach Boys") MP

Michael Edward "Mike" Love (born March 15, 1941) is an American singer/songwriter and musician with The Beach Boys. He was in the band along with his cousins Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, and their...

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Earl Eugene Scruggs MP

Earl Eugene Scruggs (born January 6, 1924) is an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a 3-finger banjo-picking style (now called Scruggs style) that is a defining characteristic of...

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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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Anthony Quinn MP (1915 - 2001)

Antonio Rodolfo Quinn-Oaxaca (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001), more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican actor, as well as a painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically accl...

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Morgan Freeman MP

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanour, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for...

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Neil Patrick Harris MP

A child actor who achieved popularity and critical acclaim at an early age, Neil Patrick Harris managed to avoid the typical fate of child stars who often slipped into obscurity after spinning out of c...

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Kevin Spacey MP

An actor whose remarkable versatility has often been described as chameleon-like, Kevin Spacey has made an art of portraying a gallery of morally ambiguous characters ranging from the mildly shady to t...

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Bette Midler MP

Bette Midler is an American singer, actress and comedian, also known (by her informal stage name) as The Divine Miss M. She has starred in films such as The Stepford Wives, The First Wives Club. During...

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Buddy Holly MP (1936 - 1959)

Charles Hardin Holley ( Buddy Holly ) was born on September 7, 1936 in the small town of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas to Lawrence Odell and Ella Pauline Drake Holley. Charles was named after his gran...

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John Villiers Farrow (1904 - 1963)

A former naval officer, in Hollywood from 1927 as a scriptwriter, John Farrow as a director turned out several well-crafted entertainments often marked by the imaginative use of locations, such as the ...

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Oprah Winfrey MP

Chicago, IL, USA

Oprah Winfrey Bio Book Club Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, mult...

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Donald McNichol Sutherland MP

Donald McNicol Sutherland is a Canadian character actor with a film career spanning over 50 years. Some of Sutherland's more notable movie roles included offbeat warriors in such war movies as The Di...

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Penélope Cruz MP

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Spanish actress. At 15, she was signed by an agent. She made her acting debut at 16 on television, ...

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Corinne Griffith (1894 - 1979)

Corinne Mae Griffith (November 21, 1894 – July 13, 1979) was an American film actress, producer and author. Dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen",[1] she was one of the most popular film actr...

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Barbara La Marr (deceased)

Barbara La Marr born July 28, 1896, Yakima, Washington, died January 30, 1926, Altadena, California American stage and film actress, cabaret artist and screenwriter. La Marr was known as "The Girl ...

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Zasu Pitts (1894 - 1963)

ZaSu Pitts born January 3, 1894, at Parsons, Kansas, died June 7, 1963, at Hollywood, California American actress who starred in many silent dramas and comedies, although later, her career digressed ...

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Jean Harlow (1911 - 1937)

Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the "Blonde Bombshell" and the "Platinum Blonde" (due to her platinum blonde hair)...

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Robert Taylor (1911 - 1969)

) Robert Taylor (August 5, 1911 – June 8, 1969) was an American film and television actor. He served as a United States Navy flying instructor during World War II. Early life Born Arlingto...

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Barbara Stanwyck (1907 - 1990)

Barbara Stanwyck From Stella Dallas in 1937 Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress. A film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a co...

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William Holden (1918 - 1981)

William Holden (April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor. Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1954 and the Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1974. One of the biggest box...

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Cecil B. DeMille MP (1881 - 1959)

Cecil Blount Demille, known as Cecil B. DeMille , was a pioneering film director - in both silent and sound movies. Starting in 1913, he became a dominant force in the Hollywood film industry for 40 ye...

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Ernie Kovacs (1919 - 1962)

Ernie Kovacs (January 23, 1919 – January 13, 1962) was an American comedian and actor. Kovacs' uninhibited, often ad-libbed, and visually experimental comedic style came to influence numerous ...

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Edie Adams (1927 - 2008)

Adams was born as Edith Elizabeth Enke[1] in Kingston, Pennsylvania.[1] The daughter of Sheldon and Ada (Adams) Enke, the family lived in Grove City for some years and spent a year in New York City bef...

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Burt Lancaster (1913 - 1994)

Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). After initial...

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Anne Stiller MP

Anne Meara (born September 20, 1929) is an American actress and comedian. She and Jerry Stiller were a prominent 1960s comedy team, appearing as Stiller and Meara, and are the parents of actor/comedian...

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Jerry Stiller MP

Gerald Isaac "Jerry" Stiller (born June 8, 1927) is an American comedian and actor. He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife Anne Meara. Stiller and Meara are the parent...

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Ann-Margret Smith MP

Swedish siren Ann-Margret was spotted by comedian George Burns , who hired her for his Las Vegas show and arranged for several professional doors to be opened for his protégée. Her show-s...

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus MP

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (pronounced /ˈluːiː ˈdraɪfəs/; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress and comedian. She rose to prominence as o...

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Billy Crystal MP

William Edward "Billy" Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom Soa...

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Terry Alan Kath (1946 - 1978)

Terry Alan Kath, born in Chicago, Illinois, was the original guitarist, vocalist and founding member (along with Walter Parazaider, Daniel Seraphine and Lee Loughnane) of the band Chicago. He contrib...

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Alec Baldwin MP

Alec Baldwin's commanding onscreen presence, coupled with a riveting intensity and gravelly voice few actors possessed, won him big screen acclaim in "The Hunt for Red October" (1990), "Glengarry Glen ...

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Sir Elton Hercules John MP

British singer, composer, and pianist Elton John was one of the most popular entertainers of the late 20th century, famous for his flashy clothes and string of hit records. In his four-decade career Jo...

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Bob Burns (1890 - 1956)

American radio and film comedian Bob Burns was known for his hillbilly humor, backwoods philosophy, and tall tales about life in the Ozarks during the 1930s and 1940s. For his contribution to the motio...

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Judy Canova (1913 - 1983)

Best remembered today as a comic actress, Judy Canova also cut her share of records from the early '30s and into the end of the '50s. As either actress or singer, however, she was a most unlikely succe...

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Ernest Truex (1889 - 1973)

Ernest Truex began acting at age five and toured through Missouri at age nine as "The Child Wonder in Scenes from Shakespeare". His Broadway debut came in 1908 and he performed in several David Belasco...

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Lucile Drew (1890 - 1925)

Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew were an American comedy team on stage and screen. Biography Sidney Drew (August 28, 1863 – April 9, 1919), or Mr. Sidney Drew as he was usually billed, was an uncle ...

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Sidney White Drew (1863 - 1919)

Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew were an American comedy team on stage and screen. Biography Sidney Drew (August 28, 1863 – April 9, 1919), or Mr. Sidney Drew as he was usually billed, was an uncle ...

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Raymond Knight (1899 - 1953)

) Raymond Knight was a writer, producer, and director of radio and television shows. During the 25 years he had spent in the industry, Knight had created some 100 radio and TV shows. At the time of...

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Al Pacino MP

Alfredo James Pacino- Al Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 afte...

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Lee de Forest MP (1873 - 1961)

Lee De Forest (August 26, 1873 – June 30, 1961) was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. De Forest invented the Audion, a vacuum tube that takes relatively weak electric...

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Alan Hale MP (1921 - 1990)

. Alan Hale, Jr. (March 8, 1921– January 2, 1990) was an American film and television actor, best known for his role as Skipper (Jonas Grumby) on the popular sitcom Gilligan's Island. Hale was...

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Alan Hale Sr. MP (1892 - 1950)

Alan Hale, Sr. (February 10, 1892 – January 22, 1950) was an American movie actor and director, most widely remembered for his many supporting character roles, in particular as frequent sideki...

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Don Knotts MP (1924 - 2006)

Birth Name Jesse Donald Knotts Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m) Mini Biography Don Knotts, the legendary television character actor, was born Jesse Donald Knotts on July 21, 1924, in Morgantown,...

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Miss Peggy Lee (1920 - 2002)

Peggy Lee (1920 – 2002) was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to sing...

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Robert Charles Duram Mitchum (1917 - 1997)

Hollywood tough guy Robert Mitchum made a career of playing insouciant fatalists and unscrupulous rogues, especially in noir films of the 1950s. He was in the movies for more than five decades, breakin...

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Magic Johnson MP

One of professional basketball's most popular stars, Magic Johnson won five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s before he retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contra...

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Elizabeth Montgomery MP (1933 - 1995)

Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery (April 15, 1933 – May 18, 1995) was an American film and television actress whose career spanned five decades. She is best perhaps remembered for her roles as Sam...

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Tina Turner MP

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in the rock musi...

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Edgar John Bergen (1903 - 1978)

Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist.

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Chris Farley MP (1964 - 1997)

Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor. Farley was a member of Chicago's The Second City Theatre and cast member of the NBC ...

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Karen Anne Carpenter MP (1950 - 1983)

American singer and drummer Karen Carpenter is best remembered for her vocal performances as the lead singer for the soft-rock duo the Carpenters, who scored a string of Top 10 hits in the early '70s, ...

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Roy Kelton Orbison, Sr. MP (1936 - 1988)

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter, well known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbiso...

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Roderick David Stewart MP

Roderick David "Rod" Stewart , CBE ( born 10 January 1945 ) is a British singer-songwriter and musician, born and raised in North London, England and currently residing in Epping. He is of Scottish and...

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Leatrice Joy (1893 - 1985)

She is best known for her career in the early silent film era. Born Leatrice Joy Zeidler in New Orleans, Louisiana, Leatrice Joy began her acting career in stock theater companies and made her film d...

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Ina Claire (1893 - 1985)

American stage and film actress Ina Claire was a comedienne on vaudeville in pre-World War I days. She made only a few films during the silent era (beginning with The Puppet Crown, 1915), instead conce...

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Rudolph Valentino MP (1895 - 1926)

Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor, and early pop icon. A sex symbol of the 1920s, Valentino was known as the "Latin Lover" He starred in several well known s...

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John Gilbert (1899 - 1936)

) Silent film star of the 1910s-1930s. John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 – January 9, 1936) was an American actor and a major star of the silent film era. Known as "the great lover," he rivaled ...

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Theda Bara MP (1885 - 1955)

Theda Bara (born Theodosia Burr Goodman, July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress. Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one o...

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Muhammad Ali MP

The only professional boxer to win the heavy-weight championship three times, Muhammad Ali provided leadership and an example for African American men and women around the world with his political and ...

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Marlene Dietrich MP (1901 - 1992)

Marlene Dietrich (German pronunciation: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç]; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German actress and singer. Dietr...

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Debbie Reynolds MP

Entertainer Debbie Reynolds embodied the cheerful bounce and youthful innocence of the post World War II era, buoying the genre's good-natured hokum with her sincere charm and energy. One of a long lin...

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Reese Witherspoon MP

Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress Reese Witherspoon made her mark as a smart, driven and self-respecting actress who refused to take the easy road to stardom with mindless teen flicks and broad co...

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James Hendrix MP (1942 - 1970)

From Wikipedia (English) : James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is widely consi...

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Andie MacDowell MP

CA, USA

Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowell (born April 21, 1958) is an American model and actress. She has received three Golden Globe Awards nominations. She has received the Golden Camera and an Honorary C&#...

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Liv Ullmann MP

Oslo, Norge

Liv Johanne Ullmann (born 16 December 1938) is a Norwegian actress and film director, as well as one of the muses of the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. A winner of the Golden Globe, Ullmann has also ...

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Samuel Zachary Arkoff MP (1918 - 2001)

Samuel Zachary Arkoff (12 June 1918 – 16 September 2001) was an American producer of B movies. Contents [show] Life and career[edit] Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa to a Russian Jewish family, Arko...

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Nicholas "Ben" Benton Alexander, III (1911 - 1969)

Starting out as a child actor in 1915, Ben Alexander's first roles were played in the films of such directors as Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith. He later graduated to juvenile leads and supporting ...

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Cloris Leachman MP

From 1953 to 1979, Leachman was married to Hollywood impresario George Englund. Leachman's former mother-in-law was character actress Mabel Albertson, best known for playing Samantha's mother-in-law on...

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Jack Albertson (1907 - 1981)

Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an American character actor dating to vaudeville. A comedian, dancer, singer, and musician, Albertson is perhaps best known for his roles...

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Sarah Bernhardt MP (1844 - 1923)

Sarah Bernhardt (c. October 22, 1844 – March 26, 1923) was a French stage and early film actress, and has been referred to as the most famous actress the world has ever known. Bernhardt made h...

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Rita Moreno MP

Alameda, CA, USA

Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress. She is the first and only Hispanic female and one of ten performers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a To...

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פטרישיה לואיז ניל Patricia Louise Neal MP (1926 - 2010)

Patricia Neal (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010)[1] was an American actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood S...

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Lorenzo Lamas MP

Lorenzo de Santos-Lamas (born January 20, 1958) is an American actor and reality television participant. Lamas is known for playing Lance Cumson, the irresponsible grandson of Angela Channing (played b...

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John Charles Daly MP (1914 - 1991)

John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly (generally known by John Charles Daly or simply John Daly (Irish: Seán Searlás Ó Dálaigh; February 20, 1914 – February 24, 1991) was...

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