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Alan Berg

Alan Harrison Berg was an American Jewish attorney and talk radio show host in Denver, Colorado. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Berg was known for his mostly liberal views. His programs could be received in more than 30 states. He was lastly h ...

                                               

Randall C. Berg Jr.

Randall Challen Berg Jr. was an American lawyer. He served as the founding executive director of the Florida Justice Institute from 1978 to 2018. In this role, Berg fought for better state of living in prisons in Florida. He retired from the FJI ...

                                               

Peter L. Berger

Peter Ludwig Berger was an Austrian-born American sociologist. He was known for his work in the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of religion, study of modernization, and theoretical work to sociological theory. Berger was best known for his ...

                                               

Sandy Berger

Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger was an American political consultant of Jewish descent. He served as the United States National Security Advisor for President Bill Clinton from March 14, 1997 until January 20, 2001. Before that, he served as the De ...

                                               

Wolfgang H. Berger

Wolfgang "Wolf" Helmut Berger was a German-American oceanographer, geologist, micropaleontologist and emeritus professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He was born in Erlangen, Germany. His resear ...

                                               

Busby Berkeley

Busby Berkeley was a Hollywood movie director and movie musical choreographer. He was famous for musical production numbers involving complex geometric patterns and armies of chorus girls and boys. His famous movies include several Mickey Rooney ...

                                               

Bill Berkson

William Craig "Bill" Berkson was an American poet, critic, teacher and sometime curator. He was mainly active in Manhattan during the 1960s and 1970s. Berkson died of a heart attack on June 16, 2016 in San Francisco, California, aged 76.

                                               

Elwyn Berlekamp

Elwyn Ralph Berlekamp was an American mathematician. He was known for his work in computer science, coding theory and combinatorial game theory. He was a professor emeritus of mathematics and EECS at the University of California, Berkeley. He was ...

                                               

David Berman (musician)

David Cloud Berman was an American poet, cartoonist and singer-songwriter. He was best known for his work with indie-rock band the Silver Jews. In January 2009, Berman announced his retirement from music in hopes of finding a meaningful way of un ...

                                               

Brandon Bernard

Brandon Anthony Micah Bernard was an American man who was convicted for the 1999 robbery, kidnapping, and murder of two people. He was sentenced to death for the murders and remained on death row until his execution in December 2020. Bernard was ...

                                               

Carl Berner

Carl Ernest Berner was a German-born American supercentenarian, activist, and former toymaker. Berner was born on January 27, 1902 in Stuttgart, Wurttemberg, German Empire. He moved to France after his parents deaths. Berner was married to Margar ...

                                               

Walter Berns

Walter Berns was an American constitutional law and political philosophy professor. He was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a professor emeritus at Georgetown University. Berns was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. ...

                                               

Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein was an American composer and conductor. He is best known for his many movie soundtracks. His musical career last for fifty years, he composed music for over one hundred movies and television shows. His most popular works include t ...

                                               

Sid Bernstein

Sid Bernstein was an American music producer and promoter. Bernstein changed the American music scene in the 1960s by bringing The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Hermans Hermits, The Moody Blues, and The Kinks to America. He was the first impresari ...

                                               

Yogi Berra

Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra was an American baseball catcher, manager, and coach. He played almost his entire career for the Major League Baseball team New York Yankees. He played for the New York Mets in 1965, and also coached the team. He won a r ...

                                               

Chuck Berry

Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. He is one of the original musicians who helped to create rock and roll.

                                               

Ken Berry

Kenneth Ronald Berry was an American actor, dancer, writer and singer. He was born in Moline, Illinois. Berry starred on the television series F Troop, The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. and Mamas Family. A Broadway actor, he starred in The ...

                                               

Salome Bey

Salome Bey was an American-born Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, and actress. She was born in Newark, New Jersey. Bey recorded two albums with Horace Silver, and released live albums of her performances with the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Ch ...

                                               

Dick Beyer

Richard John "Dick" Beyer was an American retired professional wrestler who was best known by his ring names, The Destroyer or Doctor X. Beyer was born in New York City. He studied at Syracuse University. eyer began as a "babyface" wrestler in th ...

                                               

Big Pun

Christopher Rios was an American rapper better known by his stage name, Big Pun. Big Pun rose to fame when he met rapper Fat Joe in 1995 and appeared on Fat Joes album, Jealous Ones Envy. Big Pun has a DVD titled Big Pun: The Legacy. It is about ...

                                               

Bam Bigelow

Scott Charles Bigelow was an American professional wrestler. He was more commonly known as Bam Bigelow. He was famous for his time in the World Wrestling Federation) and World Championship Wrestling in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

                                               

W. Watts Biggers

William Watts "Buck" Biggers was an American novelist, composer, and co-creator of the Underdog. He wrote many books. His first book was The Man Inside. Biggers was born on June 2, 1927 in Atlanta, Georgia. He studied at the North Georgia Militar ...

                                               

Billy the Kid

Henry McCarty was also known as William H. Bonney, and known popularly as Billy the Kid. He was an American gunman who took part in the Lincoln County War. Legends say that Billy the kid killed 21 men, but history tells us that he murdered at lea ...

                                               

Forrest Bird

Forrest M. Bird is an American aviator, inventor and biomedical engineer. He was best known for having created some of the first reliable mass-produced mechanical ventilators for acute and chronic heart and lung care.

                                               

Arthur Bisguier

Bisguier has won two U.S. Junior Championships 1948, 1949, three U.S. Open Chess Championship titles 1950, 1956, 1959, and the 1954 United States Chess Championship title. He played for the United States in five chess Olympiads. He also played in ...

                                               

Big Bill Bissonnette

Big Bill Bissonnette was an American jazz trombonist, drummer, and music producer. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the 1960s, he led his own group, the Easy Riders Jazz Band, formed his own label, Jazz Crusade, and organized northern to ...

                                               

Black Veil Brides

Black Veil Brides is an rock band that formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2006. They won a Billboard award in 2010 for their album, We Stitch These Wounds. They made number #1 on the top independent artists in 2010. The lead singer, Andy Biersack, cre ...

                                               

Hugo Black

Hugo LaFayette Black was an American judge and politician. He was from Ashland, Alabama and studied law at the University of Alabama. Black was poor as a child and lived simply for most of his life. Black was in the Army during World War I. In th ...

                                               

Harry Blackmun

Harry Andrew Blackmun was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1970 until 1994. Appointed by Republican President Richard Nixon, Blackmun ultimately became one of the most ...

                                               

Unita Blackwell

Unita Zelma Blackwell was an American civil rights activist and politician. She was the first African American woman, and the tenth African American, to be elected mayor in the U.S. state of Mississippi. She served as mayor of Mayersville, Missis ...

                                               

James G. Blaine

James Gillespie Blaine was an American Republican politician. He was a United States Representative. He was the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He was a U.S. Senator from Maine. He was the Secretary of State twice. He was a ...

                                               

Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake was an American pianist and composer. There is some confusion about his birth date. During the latter part of his life he had said that he was born in 1883. However, recently released documents - the 1900 United States census, his Wor ...

                                               

Bobby Bland

Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland, also known as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American singer of blues and soul. He was an original member of the Beale Streeters, and was sometimes referred to as the "Lion of the Blues". Along with such artists as Sam Co ...

                                               

Les Blank

Les Blank was an American documentary filmmaker who is best known for his portraits of American traditional musicians. Blank was born on November 27, 1935 in Tampa, Florida. He was raised in Tampa, Florida and in Berkeley, California. Blank studi ...

                                               

Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr.

Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was an American terrorist and convicted felon. At the time of his death, he was serving a life sentence for his role in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, which killed four young Africa ...

                                               

Chuck Blazer

Charles Gordon Chuck Blazer was an American former soccer administrator. He held a number of high level positions before becoming a government informant on widespread corruption within organized soccer. In 2013, Blazer admitted to conspiring with ...

                                               

Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom was an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than forty books, including twenty books of literary criticism, several ...

                                               

William Blum

William Blum was an American author and historian. He was a critic of United States foreign policy. He worked in a computer-related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s. He was known for his works The CIA: A Forgotte ...

                                               

Baruch Samuel Blumberg

Baruch Samuel "Barry" Blumberg was an American doctor of Jewish descent. He is best known for the research he did on the Hepatitis B virus. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 for "discoveries concerning new mechanisms for th ...

                                               

Nellie Bly

Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, better known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was an American journalist, novelist and inventor. She was a newspaper reporter, who worked at various jobs for exposing poor working conditions. Nellie Bly, also, fought for wom ...

                                               

Nick Bockwinkel

Nicholas Warren Francis "Nick" Bockwinkel was an American professional wrestler. He was known for competing in American Wrestling Association AWA. Bockwinkel was known for his technical ability and ring psychology as well as his calm, charismatic ...

                                               

Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee Boggs was an American author. She protested inequality against women and smaller racial groups. She was known for her years of political work with C.L.R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya in the 1940s and 1950s.

                                               

Lindy Boggs

Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs was an American politician. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives. She later served as the United States Ambassador to the Holy See. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana. She ...

                                               

Roxcy Bolton

Roxcy ONeal Bolton was an American feminist and civil and womens rights activist. She was born in Duck Hill, Mississippi. In 1966, Bolton helped form Floridas National Organization for Women, serving as charter president of the Miami Chapter and ...

                                               

Julian Bond

Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, was an American social activist, politician, professor, and writer. He was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Bond was elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and later to six te ...

                                               

Shadrach Bond

Shadrach Bond was a representative from Illinois Territory to the United States Congress. In 1818, he was elected the first Governor of Illinois, becoming the new states first chief executive. In an example of American politics during the Era of ...

                                               

Simeon Booker

Simeon Booker was an African-American journalist. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but was raised in Youngstown, Ohio. His work appeared in leading news publications for more than 50 years. He was known for his journalistic works during the Ci ...

                                               

Herman Boone

Herman Ike Boone was an American high school football coach. In 1971, he coached the T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia to a successful season. The team went 13–0 during the season, achieved the state championship and were the nat ...

                                               

Levi Boone

Levi Day Boone served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois for the American Party. Boone was born near Lexington, Kentucky. He studied at Transylvania University. He became a doctor. Boone was married to Louise M. Smith. They had 11 children. In 1862, B ...

                                               

Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Andrew Borden was an American woman who was known as the main suspect in the August 4, 1892, axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Borden was tried and acquitted of the murders. Despite being proven innocen ...