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Barbara Lawrence (1930 - 2014)

Barbara Jo Lawrence (February 24, 1930 – November 13, 2013) was an American writer and real estate agent, actress and model. Career Born to Morris Lawrence and Berniece (or Bernice) Eaton ...

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Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford (1923 - 1984)

Peter Lawford the British born leading man who was seen as the suave Englishman in many Hollywood films died in Los Angeles on December 24. He was 61 and had been ill for some time. Altogether Lawford,...

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Jesse L. Lasky MP (1880 - 1958)

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Laura La Plante MP (1904 - 1996)

Laura La Plante (November 1, 1904 – October 14, 1996) was an American actress, best known for her silent film roles. Updated from California Deaths, 1940 - 1997 by SmartCopy : Oct 26 2014,...

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Walter Lantz (1899 - 1994)

Walter Benjamin Lantz (April 27, 1899[1] – March 22, 1994) was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and director, best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Wood...

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Joi Lansing (1928 - 1972)

Joi Lansing (April 6, 1928 – August 7, 1972) was an American model, film and television actress, as well as a nightclub singer. She was noted for her pin-up photos and minor roles in B-movie...

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Richard Cromwell (1910 - 1960)

) Richard Cromwell, born LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh (January 8, 1910 – October 11, 1960), was an American actor. His family and friends called him Roy, though he was also professionally known and ...

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Elissa Landi (1904 - 1948)

Elissa Landi (December 6, 1904 – October 21, 1948) was an Italian born actress who was popular in Hollywood films of the 1920s and 1930s. Rumoured to be a descendant of Emperor Franz Joseph ...

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Jack LaLanne (1914 - 2011)

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called "the godfather ...

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Arthur Lake (1905 - 1987)

) Arthur Lake (April 17, 1905—January 9, 1987) was an American actor known best for bringing Dagwood Bumstead, the bumbling husband of Blondie, to life in film, radio and television. Early l...

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Alice Lake (1895 - 1967)

Alice Lake (September 12, 1895 – November 15, 1967) was an American film actress. She began her career during the silent film era and often appeared in comedy shorts opposite Roscoe Arbuckle. ...

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Gregory La Cava (1892 - 1952)

Gregory La Cava (March 10, 1892 – March 1, 1952) was an American film director best known for his films of the 1930s, including My Man Godfrey and Stage Door, which earned him nominations for ...

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Frankie Laine (1913 - 2007)

Frankie Laine (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, was a successful American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years, from his first concert...

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Carole King MP

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter. "It was 1971’s Tapestry that took King to the pinnacle .... It spoke personally to every one of ...

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Kay Kyser (1905 - 1985)

James Kern "Kay" Kyser (June 18, 1905 – July 23, 1985) was an American popular bandleader and radio personality of the 1930s and 1940s. Early years Kay Kyser was born in Rocky Mount, North...

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Friedrich "Fritz" Max Kreisler MP (1875 - 1962)

Fritz Kreisler plays Liebesfreud by him Caprice Viennois Kreisler plays Hungarian Rondo by Haydn Kreisler Plays Smetana Bohemian Fantasie Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler (February 2, 1875 –...

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Ernie Kovacs (1919 - 1962)

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

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Andre Kostelanetz (1901 - 1980)

André Kostelanetz (Russian: Андрей Костеланец, December 22, 1901 – Januar...

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Evelyn Knight (1917 - 2007)

Evelyn Knight (December 31, 1917, Reedville, Virginia – September 28, 2007, San Jose, California) was a popular American singer of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1948, she recorded "A Little Bird Tol...

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Jack Klugman, Actor MP (1922 - 2012)

Jacob Joachim "Jack" Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012) was an American stage, film and television actor. ( ) Klugman began his career in 1950. He later moved on to television and fi...

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Dorothy Kirsten (1910 - 1992)

Dorothy Kirsten (July 6, 1910, Montclair, New Jersey – November 18, 1992, Los Angeles, California) was an American operatic soprano. Biography Kirsten's mother was an organist and music te...

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Henry King (1886 - 1982)

Henry King (January 24, 1886 – June 29, 1982) was an American film director. Before coming to film, King worked as an actor in various repertoire theatres, and first started to take small film...

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Andrea King (1919 - 2003)

Andrea King (February 1, 1919 – April 22, 2003) was an American stage, film, and television actress, sometimes billed as Georgette McKee. Early life Andrea King was born Georgette Andr�...

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Jimmy Kimmel MP

James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian, voice actor, actor, screenwriter, producer, musician, television host, and radio personality. He is the host and creator...

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Stan Kenton (1911 - 1979)

Stanley Newcomb "Stan" Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) was a pianist, composer, and arranger who led an innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. I...

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Madge Kennedy (1891 - 1987)

Madge Kennedy (April 19, 1891 – June 9, 1987) was a movie and stage actress of the silent film era. Kennedy came to New York City with her mother to paint. She was admitted to the Art Stud...

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Edmond O'Brien (1915 - 1985)

Edmond O'Brien (September 10, 1915 – May 9, 1985) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 films from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing character parts. He received an Academy A...

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Nancy Kelly (1921 - 1995)

Nancy Kelly (March 25, 1921 – January 2, 1995) was an American actress. A child actress and model, she was a repertory cast member of CBS Radio's The March of Time and became a movie leading l...

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Gene Kelly MP (1912 - 1996)

biography... ; Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer. Kelly was known for his e...

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Ruby Keeler (1909 - 1993)

Actress, Dancer. Ruby Keeler, who appeared in some of Hollywood's best known golden age musicals, was born Ethel Hilda Keeler on August 25, 1909 (sometimes shown as 1910). Her family moved to New Yor...

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Edward James Olmos MP

Edward James Olmos (born February 24, 1947) is an American, with Mexican citizenship, actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Lt....

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Howard Keel MP (1919 - 2004)

Harold Clifford Keel (April 13, 1919 – November 7, 2004), known professionally as Howard Keel, was an American actor and singer. He starred in many film musicals of the 1950s. He is bes...

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Elia Kazan (1909 - 2003)

Elia Kazan (born Elias Kazantzoglou, Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου; Turkish: Elias K...

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Casey Kasem MP (1932 - 2014)

From Wikipedia (English) : Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and actor, best known for being the host of the music radio ...

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Boris Karloff MP (1887 - 1969)

from the New York Times obituary, which ran Tuesday, February 4, 1969: In his later years the actor lived in and near London. His films were still billed as horror movies, although he objected to t...

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Herbert T. Kalmus (1881 - 1963)

Herbert Thomas Kalmus (November 9, 1881 – July 11, 1963) was an American scientist and engineer who played a key role in developing color motion picture film. Kalmus was the co-founder and pre...

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Katy Jurado (1924 - 2002)

Katy Jurado (January 16, 1924 – July 5, 2002), born María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García in Mexico, D.F., was a Mexican actress who had a successful film career both in Me...

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Janis Lyn Joplin MP (1943 - 1970)

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Ho...

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Tommy Lee Jones MP

Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and film director. He has received three Academy Award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marsh...

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Spike Jones (1911 - 1965)

Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader specializing in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classi...

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Quincy Delightt Jones MP

Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer and musician. A conductor, musical arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter. His career spans five dec...

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Gordon Jones (1911 - 1963)

) Gordon Jones (April 5, 1911 - June 12, 1963) was an American character actor, a member of John Wayne's informal acting company best known for playing Lou Costello's TV nemesis "Mike the Cop" and ap...

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Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002)

Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney...

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Buck Jones (1891 - 1942)

Buck Jones (December 12, 1891 – November 30, 1942) was an American motion picture star of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, known for his work starring in many popular western movies. In his early ...

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Van Johnson MP (1916 - 2008)

His bobbysoxer popularity was such that he was nicknamed "The Voiceless Sinatra.". From imdb Born Charles Van Johnson on August 25, 1916, in Newport, Rhode Island, he was of Swedish (not Irish, as ...

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Nunnally Johnson (1897 - 1977)

Nunnally Hunter Johnson (December 5, 1897 – March 25, 1977) was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures. Career He began his career as a journalist, writing...

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Ben Johnson (1918 - 1996)

)) Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy and actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a con...

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Isabel Jewell MP (1907 - 1972)

From the Blog Shadow and Satin: The Funny Lady Blogathon: Isabel Jewell What’s your best-remembered Isabel Jewell performance? Is it the ill-fated Laury Palmer, who meets her end in Born...

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Ann Sothern (1909 - 2001)

Ann Sothern (January 22, 1909 – March 15, 2001) was an American stage, radio, film and television actress whose career spanned six decades. Sothern began her career in the late 1920s in bit pa...

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Robert Sterling (1917 - 2006)

Robert Sterling (November 13, 1917 – May 30, 2006) was an American film and television actor. Early life He was born William Sterling Hart in New Castle, Pennsylvania, 50 miles (80 km) nor...

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David Janssen (1931 - 1980)

David Janssen (March 27, 1931 – February 13, 1980) was an American film and television actor who is best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Kimble in the television series The Fugitive...

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Harry James (1916 - 1983)

Henry Haag “Harry” James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was a trumpeter who led a jazz swing band during the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s. He was especially known among m...

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Dennis James (1917 - 1997)

Dennis James (August 24, 1917–June 3, 1997), born Demie James Sposa, was an American television personality, actor, and announcer. He is credited as the host of television's first network game...

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Dean Jagger (1903 - 1991)

Ira Dean Jagger (November 7, 1903 – February 5, 1991) was a film actor who received an Academy Award for his role in Henry King's Twelve O'Clock High (1949). Career Born in Columbus Grove,...

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Hugh Michael Jackman MP

A star in his native Australia thanks to his work on television and in musical theatre, actor Hugh Jackman became known to American audiences through his role as Logan/Wolverine in Bryan Singer's lavis...

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Julio Iglesias MP

Julio Iglesias is a Spanish singer who has sold over 300 million records worldwide. More here: . -------------------- Julio Iglesias (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxuljo iˈɣlesjas...

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Marlin Hurt (1905 - 1946)

Marlin Hurt (May 27, 1905 – March 21, 1946) was an American stage entertainer and radio actor who was best known for originating the dialect comedy role of Beulah made famous on the Fibber McG...

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Jeffrey Hunter (1926 - 1969)

Jeffrey "Jeff" Hunter (November 25, 1926 – May 27, 1969) was an American film and television actor and producer. His most famous roles are as the sidekick to John Wayne's character in The Sear...

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Frazier Hunt (1885 - 1967)

Frazier Hunt (born 1885, Rock Island, Illinois, died 1967, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania at Lincoln Avenue and Frost Lane) was an American radio announcer, writer and war correspondent during...

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Warren Hull (1903 - 1974)

John Warren Hull (January 17, 1903 – September 14, 1974), known professionally as Warren Hull, was an American actor and television personality, active from the 1930s through the 1960s. He was...

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Josephine Hull (1877 - 1957)

Josephine Hull (January 3, 1877 – March 12, 1957) was an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had a successful 50-year career on stage while taking some of her...

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Rochelle Hudson (1914 - 1972)

Rochelle Hudson (born Rochelle Elizabeth Hudson, March 6, 1916 – January 17, 1972) was an American film actress from the 1930s through the 1960s. Hudson was a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1931. Caree...

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John Howard (1913 - 1995)

) John Howard (April 14, 1913 – February 19, 1995) was an American actor noted for his work in both film and television. Early life Born John Richard Cox, Jr. in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a ...

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Edward Everett Horton (1886 - 1970)

Edward Everett Horton (March 18, 1886 – September 29, 1970) was an American character actor. He had a long career in film, theater, radio, and television, especially in the arena of voice work...

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Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz MP (1903 - 1989)

Considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz (Russian: Владимир Само...

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (born 31 December 1937), best known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor of film, stage and television. Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, is perhaps be...

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Jack Holt (1888 - 1951)

) Jack Holt (May 31, 1888 – January 18, 1951) was an American motion picture actor in both silent and sound movies, particularly Westerns. Early life Born in 1888 as Charles John Holt, in ...

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Phillips Holmes (1907 - 1942)

Phillips Holmes (July 22, 1907 – August 12, 1942) was an American film actor who appeared in 44 films between 1928 and 1938. Early life, education and career Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan...

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Taylor Holmes (1878 - 1959)

Taylor Holmes (May 16, 1878 – September 30, 1959) was an actor who appeared in over 100 Broadway plays in his five-decade career. However, he is probably best remembered for his film roles, wh...

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Burton Holmes (1870 - 1958)

Burton Holmes (1870–1958) was an American traveler, photographer and filmmaker, who coined the term "travelogue". Travel stories, slide shows, and motion pictures were all in existence befor...

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Gordon Hollingshead (1892 - 1952)

Gordon Hollingshead (January 8, 1892, Garfield, New Jersey – July 8, 1952, Balboa Island, California) was an American movie producer, associate producer and assistant director. Hollingshead ...

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Portland Hoffa (1905 - 1990)

Portland Hoffa (25 January 1905, Portland, Oregon – 25 December 1990, Los Angeles, California) was an American comedienne, actor, and dancer. One of three sisters, she is remembered best as th...

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John Hodiak MP (1914 - 1955)

Sad-eyed leading man of Hollywood films John Hodiak was best known as Judy Garland's leading man in the musical "The Harvey Girls" (1946). He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Walter Hodiakand ...

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Charlton Heston MP (1923 - 2008)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Charlton Heston born John Charles Carter (October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor of film, theatre and television. Heston is known for heroi...

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Irene Hervey (1909 - 1998)

Irene Hervey (July 11, 1909 – December 20, 1998) was an American television and film actress. Career Born Beulah Irene Herwick in Venice, Los Angeles, California. She began her acting care...

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Jean Pierre Carl Hersholt (1886 - 1956)

Jean Pierre Hersholt (12 July 1886 – 2 June 1956) was a Danish-born actor who lived in the United States, where he was a leading film and radio talent, best known for his 17 years starring on ...

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Paul Reubens MP

Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld; August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film producer, game show host, and comedian, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined the Los Ange...

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Paul Georg Julius Henreid MP (1908 - 1992)

Paul Henreid (born Paul Georg Julius Hernreid Ritter von Wassel-Waldingau; 10 January 1908 - 29 March 1992) was an Trieste-born American actor and film director, best remembered for playing Victor La...

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Jascha Heifetz MP (1901 - 1987)

Jascha Heifetz plays Paganini Caprice No. 24 ; Jascha Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato ; Jascha Heifetz plays Rondo (from Serenade No. 7 "Haffner", ...

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Horace Heidt (1901 - 1986)

Horace Heidt (May 21, 1901–December 1, 1986) was an American pianist, big band leader, and radio and television personality. His band, Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights, toured vaudeville a...

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Van Heflin (1910 - 1971)

Van Heflin (December 13, 1910 – July 23, 1971) was an American film and theater actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of...

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Patricia Heaton (1958 - d.)

Patricia Helen Heaton (born March 4, 1958) is an American actress and producer. She is known for portraying Debra Barone on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005, for which she won...

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Susan Hayward (1917 - 1975)

Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress. After working as a fashion model in New York, Hayward traveled to Hollywood in 1937. She secured a film contract, and ...

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Will H. Hays, U.S. Postmaster General (1879 - 1953)

William Harrison Hays, Sr. (November 5, 1879 – March 7, 1954), namesake of the Hays Code for censorship of American films, was chairman of the Republican National Committee (1918–21) an...

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George "Gabby" Hayes (1885 - 1969)

George Francis "Gabby" Hayes (May 7, 1885 – February 9, 1969) was an American radio, film, and television actor. He was best known for his numerous appearances in Western films as the colorful...

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Gypsy Rose Lee (1911 - 1970)

Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911 – April 26, 1970) was an American burlesque entertainer famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author, and playwright whose 1957 memoir was mad...

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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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Raymond Hatton (1887 - 1971)

Raymond William Hatton (July 7, 1887 – October 21, 1971) was an American movie actor who appeared in almost five hundred movies, including a stint of being paired in 1920s comedies with Wallace ...

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Signe Hasso (Larsson) (1915 - 2002)

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John Hart (1917 - 2009)

) John Hart (December 13, 1917 – September 20, 2009) was an American motion picture and television actor, born in Los Angeles, California. In his early career, he appeared mostly in Westerns. ...

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Mark Harmon MP

Mark Harmon’s breakout role in the NBC television series “St. Elsewhere” launched the actor as a major eighties heartthrob, leaving him to enjoy decades of solid roles in crime and...

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Mariska Hargitay MP

She is an American actress. She is the daughter of the late actor and professional bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay and late actress Jayne Mansfield. After winning the Miss Beverly Hills 1982 beauty pageant...

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Sir Cedric Hardwicke (1893 - 1964)

Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke (19 February 1893 – 6 August 1964) was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned nearly fifty years. His theatre work included notable performances in...

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Ethel Clayton (1882 - 1966)

Ethel Clayton (November 8, 1882 — June 6, 1966) was an American actress of the silent film era. Career Clayton's screen debut came in 1909, in a short called Justified. She jockeyed her ea...

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Ann Harding (1902 - 1981)

Ann Harding (August 7, 1902 – September 1, 1981) was an American theatre, motion picture, radio, and television actress. Early years Born Dorothy Walton Gatley at Fort Sam Houston in San A...

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Neil Hamilton (1899 - 1984)

) James Neil Hamilton (September 9, 1899 – September 24, 1984) was an American actor known for his role as Commissioner Gordon on the Batman TV series of the 1960s. Early life An only ch...

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Stuart Hamblen (1908 - 1989)

Stuart Hamblen (October 20, 1908–March 8, 1989), born Carl Stuart Hamblen, was one of American radio's first singing cowboys in 1926, and later became a Christian songwriter, temperance suppor...

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Jon Hall (1915 - 1979)

) Jon Hall (February 23, 1915 – December 13, 1979) was an American film actor best known for his playing a variety of adventurous roles when contracted to Universal Pictures. Biography Bor...

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Frances Langford (1913 - 2005)

Julia Frances Langford (April 4, 1913 – July 11, 2005) was an American singer and entertainer who was popular during the Golden Age of Radio and also made film appearances over two decades. ...

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