Celebrities & Entertainers

Actors, singers, comedians and everyone else who has entertained us over the years.
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Royal courts of all ages have been hosts to the best of music, drama, dance, and storytelling. In ancient Rome, gladiators were the superstars of their time. In ancient Egypt, the temples were the best place to find entertainment - temple dancers, temple music, and machines that seemed to make the gods talk. Even our most distant ancestors entertained each other around their fires at night with stories. Wherever there are humans, it is their nature to entertain - to seek pleasure and delight. It's in our DNA.

By 1594, Shakespeare's dramas became the most popular entertainment in England and the stage is where you could find mass entertainment for centuries all over the world. In the early 1880s, vaudeville emerged, creating a new form of popular entertainment for the next 50 years. Records, radio, silent movies, "talkies", and television followed. And with all of these inventions and new forms of recreation, more people became the celebrities of their day. Over the past nearly 200 years, since the invention of photography in 1826, the actual images of all of these entertainers have become available.

The photos on these pages are of the celebrities and entertainers of their time. Some of them you will know, being a part of your own history. Some will be new to you but not to your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents. All of their faces provide a window into a different way of life and recreation.

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Nellie Stewart (1858-1931) Australian stage actress and singer was born as "Eleanor Stewart Towzey" on 20 November 1858 in Wooloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales. Her parents were actor and singer Richard (Towsey) Stewart (1826-1902) and opera singer Theodosia Yates (1815-1904). She began her long and productive stage career at about 5 years of age and excelled in comic opera. She went on to tour in Britain, America and India but always returned to her beloved Australia. Nellie Stewart married wool expert, Richard Goldsbrough Row (1860-1914) in 1884 but separated a few weeks afterwards and eventually divorced in 1900. Her long term business and romantic relationship was with theatrical manager George Musgrove (1854-1916). They had one daughter, actress Nancye Doris (Musgrove) Stewart (1893-1973). Nellie Stewart died 21 June 1931 in Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales aged 72. additional information: Nellie Stewart was a descendant through her maternal line to well known British comedian, Richard Yates (1706-1796). She had two step sisters by her mother's first marriage who were also actresses, Theodosia and Margaret Stewart. Her 1906 tour to America was abandoned due to the San Francisco Earthquake. She acted in one film, "Sweet Nell of Old Drury" 1911.
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Added Oct 10, 2017 by: Anjel Candy
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A photo of Dorothy Wardell Hyson (1914-1996) stage and screen actress born 24 December 1914 in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents were actors, Dorothy Schofield Dickson (1893-1995) and Carl Constantine Hyson Jr (1887-1966). She first married actor, Robert Douglas Finlayson (1909-1999) in 1935 and secondly actor, John Anthony Quayle (1913-1989) in 1947. Their children were Jennifer, Rosanna and Christopher Quayle. She died following a stroke on 23 May 1996 in Kensington and Chelsea, England aged 81. btw... Dorothy Hyson was a cryptographer at Bletchley Park during WWII.
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1914 - 1996
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A photo of Lucy Weston as 'Columbia' for 'The Follies of 1908' at the New York roof garden theatre 'Jardin de Paris'... photographer, Otto Sarony. Lucy Weston (1888-) stage actress and singer born in London, England. As a child performer she appeared in the British Music Halls before emigrating on the Lusitania to America in 1908 where she toured widely with various theatre companies including a number of appearances on Broadway with early productions of the Ziegfeld Follies.
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1888 - Unknown
Added Sep 6, 2017 by: Anjel Candy
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A photo of Agnes Ethel (1846-1903) stage actress was born Agnes Ethel Koen in New York City to parents Bernard Koen and Mary O'Donnell. She married millionaire, Francis Walsingham Tracy (1839-1886) in 1874. After his death she married her childhood sweetheart Clinton DeWitt Roudebush (1842-1913) in 1890, they divorced in 1901. She died of heart disease in Irving Place, New York 1903 aged 57.
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1846 - 1903
Added Sep 3, 2017 by: Anjel Candy
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A photo of Drucilla Anna Strain (1913-1994) Actress and Ziegfeld Girl born in New York City to parents Robert Strain (1893-1950) and Anna Fallon (1894-1981). She married Charles Eugene Teagarden (1913-1984) in 1931 and had a daughter Druanne Teagarden (1939-1981). She later married Dick Stone and died in Long Beach, Nassau, New York 1994.
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1913 - 1994
Added Aug 27, 2017 by: Anjel Candy
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A photo of Mae West
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Aug 17, 1893 - Nov 22, 1980
Added Aug 16, 2017 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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Janet Gaynor was born Laura Augusta Gainor October 6, 1906 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but grew up in San Francisco, California. Later moving to Los Angeles, California, she is fondly remembered as the a popular Hollywood actress during the silent film era. She was the first woman to win an academy award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was also the youngest to win an Oscar, holding onto the title for 57 years.
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Oct 6, 1906 - Sep 14, 1984
Famous silent film actress Theda Bara posing as Cleopatra in the 1917 film Cleopatra directed by J. Gordon Edwards. Cleopatra 1917 was one of the first big budget Hollywood movies - costing over $500,000 and employing 2,000 people during the filming in 1916 - 1917. Of course Theda Bara was a famous actress in the early days of silent film, best known for her femme fatale roles and risqué clothing. Unfortunately, this film has been lost to time as less than one minute of footage lasts today.
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Jul 29, 1885 - Unknown
Added May 14, 2012 by: Daniel Pinna
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Mary Pickford was an actress, founder of United Artists and was one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Apr 8, 1892 - May 29, 1979
This is a photo of Khigh Dhiegh added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 25, 2020.
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Aug 25, 1910 - Oct 25, 1991
Added Nov 25 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Boris Karloff added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 24, 2020.
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Nov 23, 1887 - Feb 2, 1969
Added Nov 24 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is the best photo of her ever. Nice to meet, Always sweet.
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Nov 22, 1924 - Jun 15, 1987
Added Nov 22 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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The 1969 Grover Cleveland High School yearbook photo of the 1960s - 1990s television and movie actress Patricia Mattick.
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Jul 31, 1951 - Dec 6, 2003
This is a photo of Anthony Perkins added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 22, 2020.
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Apr 4, 1932 - Sep 12, 1992
Added Nov 22 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Hoagy Carmichael added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 22, 2020.
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Nov 22, 1899 - December 1981
Added Nov 22 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of John Cassavetes added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 21, 2020.
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Dec 9, 1929 - Feb 3, 1989
Added Nov 21 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Rossano Brazzi added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 20, 2020.
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Sep 18, 1916 - Dec 24, 1994
Added Nov 20 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Michael Cimino added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 20, 2020.
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Feb 3, 1939 - Jul 2, 2016
Added Nov 20 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Tom Drake added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 18, 2020.
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Aug 5, 1918 - Aug 11, 1982
Added Nov 18 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Carmen Miranda added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 18, 2020.
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Feb 9, 1909 - Aug 5, 1955
Added Nov 18 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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Famous comedians Sam Kinison with Rodney Dangerfield.
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Dec 8, 1953 - Apr 10, 1992
Added Nov 18 by: Daniel Pinna
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This is a photo of Vivian Vance added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 17, 2020.
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Jul 26, 1909 - August 1979
Added Nov 17 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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Jean Trebek shared this photo of her and Alex on their wedding day via her instagram. She said: "My family and I sincerely thank you all for your compassionate messages and generosity. Your expressions have truly touched our hearts. Thank you so very, very much. Many Blessings to all, Jean Trebek."
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Jul 22, 1940 - Nov 8, 2020
This is a photo of Stubby Kaye added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 11, 2020.
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Nov 11, 1918 - Dec 14, 1997
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In the mid-1960s, Alex Trebek was the host of CBC-TV's Music Hop, a CBC-TV teen dance show that aired for several years and featured various musical guests. (Barry Wilson/CBC Still Photo Collection)
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Jul 22, 1940 - Nov 8, 2020
This is a photo of Raul Julia added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 8, 2020.
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Mar 9, 1940 - Oct 24, 1994
Added Nov 8 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Pat Hingle added by Amanda S. Stevenson on November 1, 2020.
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Jul 19, 1924 - Jan 3, 2009
Added Nov 1 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Wendy Rastatter added by Daniel Pinna on November 1, 2020.
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c. May 18, 1958 - Unknown
Sir Thomas Sean Connery best known as the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen.
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Aug 25, 1930 - Oct 31, 2020
Added Oct 31 by: Daniel Pinna
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Jack Chaplain being interviewed in 1964.
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Jul 28, 1942 - Apr 25, 2008
Added Oct 27 by: Daniel Pinna
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Actress Jorli Mclain in the movie "Howard the Duck" (she played a waitress).
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Apr 13, 1961 - Jun 9, 2010
Added Oct 20 by: Kathy Pinna
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This is a photo of Leo Genn added by Amanda S. Stevenson on October 15, 2020.
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Aug 9, 1905 - Jan 26, 1978
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Naheeti played by Mokihana Kiaaina aka Merllyn Mokihana Kiaaina on The Castaways On Gilligan's Island.
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Sep 25, 1931 - Sep 15, 1994
This is a photo of Pert Kelton added by Amanda S. Stevenson on October 13, 2020.
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Oct 14, 1907 - Oct 30, 1968
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Señor Wences
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Apr 17, 1896 - Apr 20, 1999
Added Oct 9 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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A photo of Eddie Van Halen when he turned 60.
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Jan 26, 1955 - Oct 6, 2020
Added Oct 7 by: Kathy Pinna
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This is a photo of Melvyn Douglas added by Amanda S. Stevenson on September 25, 2020.
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Apr 5, 1901 - Aug 4, 1981
Added Sep 25 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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Harold Loyd and Fayard Nicholas - brothers who made the famous tap-dancing Nicholas Brothers.
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Mar 27, 1921 - Jul 3, 2000
The gentleman here looks very much like Will Rogers to me. This is a found photo and I have no information about it.
Photo of all the Warner Brothers Studio television western stars who had programs on ABC. From left: Will Hutchins ("Sugarfoot" Brewster-Sugarfoot), Peter Brown (Johnny McKay-Lawman), Jack Kelly (Bart Maverick-Maverick), Ty Hardin (Bronco Laine-Bronco), James Garner (Bret Maverick-Maverick), Wayde Preston (Christopher Colt-Colt .45), John Russell (Dan Troop-Lawman).
Ethnicity hard to determine. The embroidery may be a clue. Are they hispanic, east european, or hawaiian?
Michael Hugh Johnson as Logan in Logan's Run taken at the Dallas Market Center located at 2100 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas Texas during the filming of the 1976 film. The building was torn down in 2006.
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Mar 27, 1942 - Unknown
Jenny Ann Agutter as Jessica in Logan's Run taken at the Dallas Market Center located at 2100 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas Texas during the filming of the 1976 film. The building was torn down in 2006.
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Dec 20, 1952 - Unknown
Taken during the filming of the 1976 science fiction classic movie Logan's Run with Michael York as Logan and Jenny Agutter as Jessica.
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Dec 20, 1952 - Unknown
Michael Jackson around the prime of his career with E.T. from the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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Aug 29, 1958 - Jun 25, 2009
A photo of Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE in the tv show "The Avengers." She played Mrs. Peel on this show which ran from 1961 - 1969 in the UK.
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Jul 20, 1938 - Sep 10, 2020
Added Sep 10 by: Kathy Pinna
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Young Warwick Davis as Wicket in Return of the Jedi
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Feb 3, 1970 - Unknown
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Tracy Eddon (stunt double) sunbathing on the set of Return of the Jedi
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Oct 1, 1956 - Dec 27, 2016
This is a photo of Moyna Macgill added by Amanda S. Stevenson on August 27, 2020.
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Dec 10, 1895 - Nov 25, 1975
Added Aug 27 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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