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Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan)
04/07/1915 - 07/17/1959
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan, April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop si...
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Tom Poston (Thomas Gordon Poston)
10/17/1927 - 04/30/2007
Thomas Gordon "Tom" Poston (October 17, 1921 – April 30, 2007) was an American television and film actor.
06/22/1909 - 05/21/2006
Katherine Mary Dunham (June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, songwriter, author, educator, and activist .Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century...
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08/08/1893 - 04/25/1968
Donald Grady Davidson (August 8, 1893, Campbellsville in Giles County, Tennessee - April 25, 1968, Nashville, Tennessee) was a U.S. poet, essayist, social and literary critic, and author. He is best known as a founding member of the Nashville, Ten...
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05/15/1856 - 05/06/1919
Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels...
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05/11/1963 - 03/18/2009
Natasha Jane Richardson (11 May 1963 – 18 March 2009) was an English actress of stage and screen. A member of the Redgrave family, she was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardso...
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02/18/1950 - 08/06/2009
John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.
06/03/1906 - 04/12/1975
Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and even the "Créole Goddess" in anglophone nation...
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01/16/1979 - 08/25/2001
Brooklyn-born and Detroit-raised R&B singer Aaliyah hit the big time in her early teens with a spate of hit records before she embarked at the ripe old age of twenty on a film acting career. A losing appearance on "Star Search" at ag...
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01/29/1960 - 11/18/1986
Gia Marie Carangi (January 29, 1960 – November 18, 1986) was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Carangi was considered by some to be the first supermodel, although that title has also been given to others, inclu...
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12/17/1942 - 05/04/1987
Paul Butterfield (17 December 1942 – 4 May 1987) was an American blues vocalist and harmonica player, who founded the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early 1960s and performed at the original Woodstock Festival.
10/30/1930 - 06/26/1956
Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956), aka "Brownie," was an influential and highly rated American jazz trumpeter. He died aged 25, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings. Nonetheles...
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12/31/1869 - 11/03/1954
Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, leader of the Fauve group, regarded as one of the great formative figures in 20th-century art, a master of the use of color and form to convey...
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10/31/1950 - 03/04/1994
John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto, Ontario branch of The Second City, its related Second City Television series, and in his role in comedy fil...
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02/26/1921 - 03/11/2007
Betty Hutton (February 26, 1921 – March 11, 2007) was an American stage, film, and television actress, comedienne and singer.
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