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Frank Ballance

Frank Winston Ballance Jr. was an American politician and attorney. He was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 2003 to 2004. He represented North Carolinas 1st congressional district. Ballance died on February 2 ...

                                               

Lewis Baltz

Lewis Baltz was an American visual artist and photographer. He became an important figure in the New Topographics movement of the late 1970s. His work has been published in a number of books, presented in many exhibitions. He wrote for many journ ...

                                               

Frankie Banali

Frankie Banali was an American rock drummer. He was best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band Quiet Riot and was the only member remaining from the bands classic lineup. He was the bands manager since 1994. He played drums in t ...

                                               

Dennis Banks

Dennis Banks was a Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist, actor and author. He was an Anishinaabe born on Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. Banks was also known as Nowa Cumig. His name in the Ojibwe language means ...

                                               

Tibor Baranski

Tibor Baranski was a Hungarian-American activist and educator. He was known for saving more than 3.000 Hungarian Jewish women, men and children from the Nazis during the Holocaust. Baranski was arrested by the Soviets on December 30, 1944 and sen ...

                                               

Benjamin Barber

Benjamin R. Barber was an American political theorist and author. He was best known for his 1995 bestseller, Jihad vs. McWorld, and for 2013s If Mayors Ruled the World. Barber died on April 24, 2017 in New York City after a four-month battle with ...

                                               

Edwards Barham

Erle Edwards Barham was an American farmer and conservationist. He was the first Republican elected - by a 29-vote margin - to the Louisiana State Senate since the era of Reconstruction. Barham represented the agricultural District 33 from 1976 t ...

                                               

Mark Barkan

Mark Barkan was an American songwriter and record producer. He was also a musical director for the television show The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, which aired between September 7, 1968 and December 13, 1969. He wrote many songs, including Lesle ...

                                               

Carl Barks

Carl Barks was a famous cartoonist. He was the inventor of Scrooge McDuck, the Beagle Boys, Gyro Gearloose and many other Walt Disney characters. He was often called the most important artist in Disney comics. Carl Barks was born on March 27, 190 ...

                                               

John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow was an American poet and essayist, a rcattle rancher, and a cyberlibertarian political activist. He was born in Cora, Wyoming. Barlow had been associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties. He was also a former lyri ...

                                               

P. T. Barnum

Phineas Taylor Barnum was an American showman, businessman, and entertainer. He started his career in New York City by showing off a slave he owned named Joice Heth. He told people that Joice was 161 years old and removed her teeth to make her lo ...

                                               

Ben Barres

Benjamin Anthony "Ben" Barres was an American neurobiologist. He was born in West Orange, New Jersey. He worked at Stanford University. His research focused on the interaction between neurons and glial cells in the nervous system. From 2008 until ...

                                               

Wayne Barrett

Wayne Barrett was an American journalist. He was an investigative reporter and senior editor for the Village Voice for over 20 years. Barrett worked with the Nation Institute and contributor to Newsweek. He held degrees from St. Josephs Universit ...

                                               

William Wallace Barron

William Wallace "Wally" Barron was a Democratic politician in West Virginia. He was the states 26th Governor from 1961 to 1965. He later went to jail for corruption. Barrons governorship was corrupt. Many officials were convicted of criminal char ...

                                               

Eddie Barry

Edward Thomas "Ed" Barry was an American professional ice hockey player. Barry also played for the Boston Olympics of the Eastern Hockey League and the Boston Bruins, and later became the coach at Boston State College. He has been a member of the ...

                                               

Philip Barry

Philip James Quinn Barry was an American dramatist. He is best known for his plays Holiday and The Philadelphia Story. He was born in Rochester, New York. Barry died from a heart attack in New York City, New York, aged 53.

                                               

Harold Basch

Harold Basch was an American-born Israeli chemist and educator. He was born in New York City. He was a Professor of Chemistry who worked in Computational Chemistry. He worked at Bar Ilan University. In 1970 he joined the Chemistry Department at B ...

                                               

Nicole Bass

Nicole Bass-Fuchs was an American bodybuilder, actress, professional wrestler and manager. She worked for companies such as Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, Xtreme Pro Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance. She ...

                                               

Sam Bass (artist)

Sam Bass was an American motorsports artist. He was known for being NASCARs first officially licensed artist. He was born in Hopewell, Virginia. Bass was the designer for four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordons No. 24 car ...

                                               

Saul Bass

Saul Bass was an American graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion picture title sequences, movie posters, and corporate logos. Bass designed some of the most iconic corporate logos in North Americ ...

                                               

Fred Bassetti

Fred Bassetti FAIA, was an American architect, teacher, and a prime contributor to the regional approach to Modern architecture during the 1940s-1990’s. His architectural legacy includes some of the Seattle areas more recognizable buildings and s ...

                                               

M. Cherif Bassiouni

Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni was an Egyptian-born American Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University where he taught from 1964-2012. He was born in Cairo, Egypt. Bassiouni has served in numerous United Nations positions and served as the Consult ...

                                               

Rose Marie Battaglia

Rose Marie Battaglia was a American basketball coach. She coached at both high school and college levels, before retiring in 1989. She was added into the Womens Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. Battaglia began her coaching career at Paramus Catho ...

                                               

Harold Battiste

Harold Raymond Battiste, Jr. was an American music composer, arranger, performer and teacher. He was best known for his work as an arranger on records by Sam Cooke, Joe Jones, Lee Dorsey, Sonny and Cher, Dr. John, and others. Battiste died on Jun ...

                                               

Simone Battle

Simone Sherise Battle was an American actress and singer. She was a finalist on The X Factor in 2011. She was best known for being a member of the pop girl group G.R.L. from 2013 until her death. She worked with Robin Antin and The Pussycat Dolls ...

                                               

William Baumol

William Jack Baumol was an American economist. He was a professor of economics at New York University. He was also a retired professor at Princeton University. Baumol has written many books about labor market and other issues that affect the econ ...

                                               

Bucky Baxter

William Bucky Baxter was an American rock country guitarist. He was known for having played in Bob Dylans Never Ending Tour during the 1990s. He released his only solo album, Most Likely, No Problem, in 1999. He was born in Melbourne, Florida. Ba ...

                                               

Wrestling Pro

Edward Leon Baxter was an American professional wrestler. He worked for the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1960s and 70s. He was best known for wrestling under a mask as Wrestling Pro and also wrestled under the ring name Tarzan Baxter. He ha ...

                                               

Birch Bayh

Birch Evans Bayh, Jr. was an American politician. He served as a United States senator of Indiana. He served as senator from 1963 to 1981. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. He ran for President of the U ...

                                               

Susan Bayh

Susan Breshears Bayh was an American lawyer. She was known as the wife of Evan Bayh, former Democratic Governor of Indiana and United States Senator. Bayh began her careers in law and business with Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher; and later for the Indi ...

                                               

Don Baylor

Donald Edward Baylor was an American professional baseball player and manager. During his 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, Baylor was a power hitter known for crowding the plate, and was a first baseman, left fielder, and designated hitter. B ...

                                               

Mahi Beamer

Edwin Mahi ai Copp Beamer was an American tenor falsetto singer, composer and hula dancer of Hawaiian ancestry. He was born in Honolulu in the Territory of Hawaii. In 2006, Mahi Beamer was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. He was nam ...

                                               

Alan Bean

Alan LaVern Bean, was an American former naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut G ...

                                               

Peter Beard

Peter Hill Beard was an American artist, photographer, diarist and writer. He lived and worked in New York and Kenya. His photographs of Africa and African animals were widely shown and published since the 1960s. Beard was born in New York. He wa ...

                                               

George Beauchamp

George D. Beauchamp was an inventor of musical instruments and co-founder of National Stringed Instrument Corporation and Rickenbacker. Born in Texas, he played the violin and the lap steel guitar in Vaudeville before going into the business of t ...

                                               

Stuart Beck

Stuart Jay Beck was an American law practitioner and a diplomat for Palau. Beck was born in Manhattan. He was raised in Brooklyn. As a lawyer, Beck helped negotiate the Compact of Free Association, which established Palau as an independent nation ...

                                               

Walter Becker

Walter Carl Becker was an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan. Becker and Donald Fagen reformed Steely Dan in 1993 and had remained active, mo ...

                                               

Marta Becket

Marta Becket was an dancer, choreographer and painter. She was born in New York City. She performed for more than 40 years at her own theater, the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction, California. She retired in 2012. The 2000 documentar ...

                                               

Fred Beckey

Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey, known as Fred Beckey, was an American rock climber, mountaineer and author. He made hundreds of first ascents, more than any other North American climber. In 2003, his 563-page book on the history of the region, Range o ...

                                               

Berkley Bedell

Berkley Warren Bedell was an American politician. He was a U.S. Representative from Iowa. He served as representatives from 1975 to 1987. Bedell was a Democrat and supported Barack Obama in 2012. He was an active critic on Ronald Reagan during hi ...

                                               

Chuck Bednarik

Charles Philip "Chuck" Bednarik, or Concrete Charlie, was a professional American football player. He was known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of football and the last two-way player in the National Football League. Bednar ...

                                               

Jeff Bell

Jeffrey Leonard Bell was an American Republican Party politician, political consultant, author and former presidential speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan. Bell was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from New Jersey in 1978, was a ca ...

                                               

Ronald Bell (musician)

Ronald Nathan Bell a.k.a. Khalis Bayyan, was an American composer, singer-songwriter, arranger and record producer. He was the co-founding member of Kool & the Gang. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio but was raised in West Orange, New Jersey. His c ...

                                               

Yisroel Belsky

Chaim Yisroel Belsky was an American rabbi and posek of Orthodox and Haredi Judaism. He was one of the roshei yeshivas at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, and rabbi of the summer camp network run by Agudath Israel of America. He was born in Brooklyn, New Yo ...

                                               

Bob Bennett (politician)

Robert Foster Bob Bennett was an American politician. He is the former United States Senator from Utah serving from January 3, 1993 through January 3, 2011. He was a member of the Republican Party. Bennett held chairmanships and senior positions ...

                                               

Estelle Bennett

Estelle Bennett was an American singer who was in the group the Ronettes with her sister Ronnie Bennett and their cousin, Nedra Talley. Over many years after the group ended, Bennett had anorexia and schizophrenia, and was homeless many times. Wh ...

                                               

Lerone Bennett Jr.

Lerone Bennett Jr. was an African-American scholar, author and social historian. He was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was known for his analysis of race relations in the United States. His best-known works include Before the Mayflower and F ...

                                               

Warren Bennis

Warren Gamaliel Bennis was an American scholar, organizational consultant and author. He is thought to be a pioneer of Leadership studies. Bennis was a University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Founding Chair ...

                                               

Joan Benson

Joan Benson was an American keyboard player. Her works focused on the clavichord and fortepiano. She was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. From 1968 through 1976, she taught at Stanford University until joining the faculty at the University of Orego ...

                                               

Lloyd Bentsen

Lloyd Bentsen was a Senator from Texas from 1971 to 1993 and was the United States Secretary of the Treasury under the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1994. He was a congressman from Texas from 1948 to 1955. He was also chairman of the Senate ...