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Kathleen-KENNEDY TOWNSEND
Born: on July 04, 1951

Kathleen KENNEDY TOWNSEND

American attorney who was the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Maryland


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American politician

William Woods-HOLDEN

AmericanWilliam Woods HOLDEN 

1818 - 1892
38th and 40th Governor of North Carolina

Holden was born and raised near what is now Eno River State Park in present-day Orange County. At age of 10, he began a six-year apprenticeship with Dennis Heartt at the Hillsborough Recorder newspaper (in Hillsborough, North Carolina). By age[...]

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Ellanora-NEEDLES

AmericanEllanora NEEDLES born Ellanora Robinson NEEDLES

1918 - 2002
American actress

American actress, primarily on the stage, who played a few small roles in films. Born Ellanora Needles into a renowned circus family, she attended the Pasadena Community Playhouse as an acting student. While there, she married actor George[...]

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Actor

Jess-BARKER

AmericanJess BARKER born Jesse Thomas BARKER

1912 - 2000
American film actor

He began his film career credited as Philip Barker until changing his stage name to Jess Barker in the early 1940s. He is probably most famous for being the first husband of actress Susan Hayward. The two wed July 23, 1944. They had twin sons[...]

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Eliza R.-SNOW

AmericanEliza R. SNOW born Eliza Roxcy SNOW

1804 - 1887
2nd Relief Society General President, one of the most celebrated Mormon women of the nineteenth century

Born in Becket, Massachusetts, Snow was the second daughter of Oliver and Rosetta Snow. When she was two years old, her family left New England to settle on a new and fertile farm in the Western Reserve valley, in Mantua, Ohio. The Snow family[...]

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Actor

Mary-GROSS

AmericanMary GROSS born Mary Margaret GROSS

1953
American comedian and actress, perhaps best known for her four-year stint on Saturday Night Live from 1981 to 1985

Gross was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Virginia Ruth (née Cahill), a telephone operator, and William Oscar Gross, a tool designer. She is the younger sister of Michael Gross, who was in the 1980s sitcom Family[...]

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Author

William-BROYLES, JR.

AmericanWilliam BROYLES, JR. born William Dodson BROYLES

1944
American screenwriter

Broyles was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Elizabeth (née Bills) and William Dodson Broyles. He was raised in Baytown, Texas and attended Rice University, earning a B.A. in History in 1966. While at Rice, Broyles was an active member[...]

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