actor, producer and
Charles G. Abrell
was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps who
served with Company E, 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division,
during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor
for his heroic actions and sacrifice of life on June 10, 1951 near
Hangnyong, Korea while advancing his platoon against enemy fire.
(Artemus Ward Acord) was an American silent film actor and rodeo
Adams was an American politician. He was elected second President of the
United States (1797-1801) after serving as America's first Vice
President (1789-1797) for two terms. He is regarded as one of the most
influential Founding Fathers of the United States.
John Quincy Adams was an American diplomat and politician who
served as the sixth President of the United States from March 4, 1825 to
March 4, 1829. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican,
National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties.
Adams was an American film and television actor. He has been noted
for his supporting roles in successful Hollywood films during the 1950s
and 1960s along with his starring role in the ABC television series
was an American statesman, politician, writer and
political philosopher, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the
was an American actor and screenwriter.
Adkins (pronounced "Hassle," not "Haysil"), was
an Appalachian country, rock and roll and blues musician, though he was
frequently considered rockabilly and sometimes primitive jazz.
was a French actress, who had appeared in
Hollywood silent movies during the 1920s. Born
Jeanne de La Fonte
in Lille, Nord, France, she was the daughter of circus artists and who,
by age five, was performing in the circus with her parents. In her teen
years she began acting in minor stage productions and toured Europe with
her troupe. She was performing in Russia when World War I broke out and
fled to London.
Akins (Claude Marion Akins) was an
American actor. He was born in Nelson, Georgia and grew up in Bedford,
Indiana. He is best remembered as Sheriff Lobo in the 1970s TV series
and the Bear, and later
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, a
was an American award-winning character actor
dating to vaudeville. A comedian, dancer, singer, and musician,
Albertson is perhaps best known for his role as Grandpa Joe in the 1971
version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Louisa May Alcott
was an American novelist. She is best known for
the novel Little Women, published in 1868. Despite worsening
health, Alcott wrote through the rest of her life, finally succumbing to
the after-effects of mercury poisoning contracted during her Civil War
service: she had received calomel treatments for the effects of typhoid.
(Major League Baseball pitcher and
Baseball Hall of Fame)
was an American film actor. Born Ross Smith in
Brooklyn, New York, Alexander began his acting career in Broadway
productions during the 1920s. By 1926 he was regarded as a promising
leading man, with good looks and an easy and charming style and began
appearing in more substantial roles.
(Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen) was an American comedienne
who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of
husband George Burns.
(Stephen Valentine Patrick William
Allen) was an American television personality, musician,
actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got his start in
radio, Allen is best-known for his television career.
Allen (Rex Elvie Allen) was an American actor, singer, and
songwriter who is particularly known as the narrator in many Walt Disney
nature and Western productions. For contributions to the recording
industry, Rex Allen was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of
Allison was a gunfighter
and well known historic figure of the American Old West.
Walter Alston, nicknamed
"Smokey," was an major league baseball player and manager.
was a veteran American television actor and
comedian, renowned for his large, ready supply of jokes. He is probably
best known for his role as Buddy Sorrell on
The Dick Van Dyke Show
in the early 1960s.
Broncho Billy Anderson
(Max Aronson) was an American actor, writer,
director, and producer, who is best known as the first star of the
Western film genre.
Anderson was an American military leader. He served as a Union
Army officer in the American Civil War, known for his command of Fort
Sumter at the start of the war. He is often referred to as Major Robert
Anderson, referring to his rank at Fort Sumter.
was an Italian-born actress. Born Anna Maria Pierangeli
in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Her twin sister is the actress Marisa
Pavan. Under contract with MGM throughout the 1950s, she appeared in a
series of films. In The Light Touch with Stewart Granger, she
indeed brought a light touch of innocence to the film.
Cap Anson (Baseball Hall of Fame
was an American actor.
was an American shortstop
in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Chicago
White Sox (1930-1950).
was a Mexican actor of the Cinema of Mexico and
Hollywood. He began his acting career at the stage in Mexico City,
entering films there in 1935.
(Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III) was a Cuban American
musician, actor and television producer.
James Arness star of TVs Gunsmoke.
Richard Edward Arnold (known as
Eddy Arnold) was an
American country music singer.
General of the Air Force
Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold
was an aviation pioneer and Chief of the United States Army Air Corps
(from 1938), Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces (from 1941
until 1945) and the first and only General of the Air Force (in 1949).
He is also the only American to achieve five-star rank in two of its
Chester A. Arthur
an American politician who served as the twenty-first President of the
United States. Arthur was a member of the Republican Party and worked as
a lawyer before becoming the twentieth vice president under James
(Gladys Georgianna Greene) was an Oscar-nominated American actress and a
major film star of the 1930s and 1940s. She remains, arguably, the
epitome of the female screwball comedy actress.
also known by the
nickname "Whitey" due to his light-blond hair, was an center
fielder in Major League Baseball.
was an performer who gained fame as
The Singing Cowboy on the
radio, in movies and on television.
was an American player in Major League
Baseball who was a center fielder from 1929 to 1941. He was a six-time
All-Star (1933-38) and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.
was an American silent film actor, director, and
screenwriter. One of the original seven Keystone Kops, Avery directed
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in thirty-one comedies while at
Frederick Bean "Fred/Tex" Avery was an American
animator, cartoonist, and director, famous for producing animated
cartoons during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation.
In 1921, she shot to stardom when she was cast in what is probably
her best know role opposite Rudolph Valentino in
The Sheik. Ayres
played the role for all it was worth, and became the envy of every woman
alive as the love interest to the cinema's sexiest new idol.