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Julie Felix

Julie Ann Felix was an American-born, British-based folk singer and guitarist. She became successful in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She later performed and released albums on her own record label. In 1966, Felix became the resident singer on ...

                                               

Sereno Peck Fenn

Sereno Peck Fenn was an American businessman. He was one of three main people who started the Sherwin-Williams Company. Fenn College was named after him in 1930. A gift of 0.000 was left to Fenn College. It is now called Cleveland State Universit ...

                                               

Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro was an American politician. She ran for Vice President in the 1984 US Presidential Election with Walter Mondale. She was the first woman to be a major party vice-presidential nominee. Mondale and Ferraro lost to Ronald Reagan an ...

                                               

Bobby Few

Bobby Few was an American jazz pianist and singer. He played with saxophonist Charles Gayle and led his own trio in Paris. He was working on a Booker Ervin tribute project called Fews Blues. Few died on January 6, 2021 aged 85.

                                               

Joan Feynman

Joan Feynman was an American astrophysicist. Her work focused on solar wind particles and fields; sun-Earth relations; and magnetospheric physics. Feynman was the younger sister of physicist Richard Feynman who, since they were children, encourag ...

                                               

Howard Finkel

Howard Finkel was an American professional wrestling ring announcer. He worked with WWE since 1977. He began working for Vince McMahon Sr.s World Wide Wrestling Federation in 1975 and was a ring announcer, beginning in 1977. Finkel was seen as on ...

                                               

Bill Finnegan

William Robinson "Bill" Finnegan was an American television and movie producer who is well known for his works in The Fabulous Baker Boys, Hawaii Five-O, and Reality Boys. He was a five time Emmy Award nominee. He was born in Kansas City, Missour ...

                                               

Harvey Samuel Firestone

Harvey Samuel Firestone was an American businessman. He was the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, one of the first global makers of automobile tires. Firestone died peacefully at his vacation home in Miami Beach, Florida at the ag ...

                                               

Pampero Firpo

Juan Kachmanian, better known as Pampero Firpo, was an Argentine-American professional wrestler of Armenian descent.

                                               

Nick Fish

Nicholas Stuyvesant Fish was an American politician and lawyer. He was a Democrat. He served as a commissioner of Portland, Oregon from 2008 until his death in 2020. Fish also worked with Portland Parks & Recreation, the Portland Housing Bureau a ...

                                               

Hal Fishman

Harold "Hal" Fishman or also known as The Flying Anchorman ; was a local news anchor in the Los Angeles area. He served on-air with Los Angeles-area television stations continuously from 1960 until his death in 2007. He also acted in movies as a ...

                                               

Val Logsdon Fitch

Val Logsdon Fitch was an American nuclear physicist. For this discovery he and his student James Cronin received the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics.

                                               

Wayne Fitzgerald

Wayne Fitzgerald was an American main title designer. He designed close to a thousand motion picture and television main and end title sequences for top directors. He worked with many directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston, Mike Nich ...

                                               

Mike Fitzpatrick

Michael Gerard Fitzpatrick was an American lawyer and politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvanias 8th congressional district from 2005 to 2007 and 2011 to 2017. After loosing hi ...

                                               

Sid Fleischman

Albert Sidney "Sid" Fleischman was a Newbery Medal-winning American author who was known for his award-winning book The Whipping Boy and for Humbug Mountain. He also won the Horn Book Award. The Sid Fleischman Award for funny fiction books for ch ...

                                               

Leon Fleisher

Leon Fleisher was an American pianist and conductor. He was one of the most renowned pianists and pedagogues in the world. He was born in San Francisco, California. He taught at Peabody Conservatory of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, and th ...

                                               

King Fleming

Walter "King" Fleming was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Between 1960 and 1965, he recorded three piano trio albums for Argo and Cadet Records, which were Phil and Leonard Chesss jazz labels. He also ap ...

                                               

Thomas Fleming

Thomas James Fleming was an American military historian and historical novelist. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Fleming was the author of over forty nonfiction and fiction titles. His work was about the particular interest on the America ...

                                               

Victor Fleming

Victor Lonzo Fleming was an American movie director, cinematographer, and producer. His most popular movie were The Wizard of Oz, and Gone with the Wind. He won an Academy Award for Best Directing in 1939. Fleming died of a heart attack while on ...

                                               

William Floyd

There are several places and institutions named after William Floyd, they include: the William Floyd School District in present-day Brookhaven Town, which includes William Floyd Elementary, William Floyd Middle School and William Floyd High Schoo ...

                                               

Jerry Fodor

Jerry Fodor was a philosopher. He mostly worked on the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, both of which are concerned with how the mind worked. His studies have concerned themselves with the idea of whether thought is expressed in language ...

                                               

Robert Fogel

Robert William Fogel was an American economic historian and scientist, and winner of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Fogel was born on July 1, 1926 in New York City, New York to Russian-Jewish parents. He was raised in Chicago ...

                                               

James Foley (journalist)

James Wright Foley was an American photojournalist. He was abducted in northwestern Syria on November 22, 2012, while working for the U.S based online news outlet GlobalPost. He was beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant at an unkno ...

                                               

Tom Foley

Thomas Stephen "Tom" Foley was an American lawyer and politician from the state of Washington. He served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

                                               

Bobby Fong

Bobby Fong was an American academic and educator. He was the 20th President of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana from June 1, 2001 until 2011. He was later the 15th President of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania from July 1, ...

                                               

Hiram Fong

Hiram Leong Fong was an American politician and businessman. He was the first United States senator for Hawaii. He served as senator from 1959 to 1977. He was a member of the Republican Party. Fong ran for President of the United States in 1964. ...

                                               

D. J. Fontana

Dominic Joseph "D. J." Fontana was an American musician. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. He played on over 460 RCA cuts with Elvis. He also played for The Blue Moon Boys and S ...

                                               

Doug Ford (golfer)

Douglas Michael Ford, Sr. born Fortunato was an American professional golfer and two-time major golf champion. Fords first major was the 1955 PGA Championship. Ford was that seasons PGA Player of the Year. Ford played on four Ryder Cup teams: 195 ...

                                               

C. B. Forgotston

Charlton Bath Forgotston, Jr., known as C. B. Forgotston, was an American attorney, political pundit and state government watchdog from Newellton, Louisiana. For seven years, he was the chief counsel of the Appropriations Committee of the Louisia ...

                                               

Greg Forristall

Greg Forristall was an American politician. He was the Iowa State Representative from the 22nd District. He was a member of the Republican. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2007 until his death in 2017. Forristall was born ...

                                               

John W. Foss

John William Foss was a retired United States Army four-star general. He was a commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. Foss died on April 25, 2020 at the age of 87.

                                               

Eugie Foster

Eugie K. Foster was an American short story writer, columnist, and editor. She won the Nebula Award in 2009. Her works have been added into a number of magazines and book anthologies. These include Fantasy Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, Orson Scott ...

                                               

Vince Foster

Vincent Walker Foster Jr. was an American attorney. He served as Deputy White House Counsel for the first six months of President Bill Clintons presidency until his death in July 1993. He was found dead by gunshot at a federal park in McLean, Vir ...

                                               

Johnny Fox (performer)

Johnny Fox was an American professional sword swallower and sleight of hand expert. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was raised in Hartford, Connecticut. Fox began performing magic and comedy while working as a waiter in Saint Petersburg ...

                                               

Paula Fox

Paula Fox was an American author of novels for adults and children and of two memoirs. For her contributions as a childrens writer she won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1978, the highest international recognition fo ...

                                               

Wesley L. Fox

Wesley Lee Fox was a retired United States Marine Corps colonel with 43 years of service. Fox received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War, and was thought to be one of the Marine Corps legendary heroes.

                                               

Yolande Fox

Yolande Betbeze Fox was an American singer and beauty pageant winner. She was crowned Miss America 1951. She won her first crown in 1949 when she won Mobiles "Miss Torch" pageant. In 1950, she entered Miss Alabama because it offered scholarship o ...

                                               

Tito Francona

John Patsy Francona was a Major League Baseball player. As a child, he was nicknamed "Tito" by his father. His son, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona. He was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Francona played for the Baltimore Orioles 1956–1 ...

                                               

Harriet Frank Jr.

Harriet Frank Jr. was an American screenwriter and producer. She was born in Portland, Oregon. Frank worked alongside her husband, Irving Ravetch. Frank won many awards during her career, such as the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and the Wr ...

                                               

Frederick Franklin

Frederick H. Franklin was born in 1840 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Along with Bosuns Mate Alexander MacKenzie, Marine Private John Coleman, Ordinary Seaman Samuel F. Rogers and fellow Quartermaster William Troy in the attempt to save the life o ...

                                               

Ron Franklin (jockey)

Ron Franklin was an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland. At age 19, he rode Spectacular Bid to wins at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Franklin and Spectacular bid were off to the Belmont Sta ...

                                               

John Franzese

John "Sonny" Franzese, Sr. was an Italian-American longtime member and underboss of the Colombo crime family. Franzese was famous as the oldest active member of the American Mafia. Franzese was an associate producer of the 2002 movie This Thing o ...

                                               

Joe Frazier

Joseph William Frazier was an American boxer. He held the world heavyweight championship from 1968 to 1973. Frazier also won a gold medal in boxing at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Frazier was born in Beaufort, South Carolina. He moved to Philadelphi ...

                                               

Nelson Frazier, Jr.

Nelson Frazier, Jr. was an American professional wrestler. He is best known for wrestling with World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring names, Mabel, Viscera, Big Daddy V, and King V. He wrestles for All Japan Pro W ...

                                               

Fred the Godson

Frederick Thomas, known as Fred the Godson, was an American DJ and rapper. He was born in The Bronx, New York City. In the early-2010s, he released two mixtapes; his debut was Armageddon in 2010, featuring samples of the Notorious B.I.G., Busta R ...

                                               

Gerald Freedman

Gerald Freedman was an American theatre director, librettist, and lyricist, and a college dean. He was born in Lorain, Ohio. Freedman was leading artistic director 1960-1967 and artistic director 1967-1971 of Joseph Papps New York Shakespeare Fes ...

                                               

Bobby Freeman

Robert Thomas "Bobby" Freeman was an African-American soul and R&B singer-songwriter and record producer. He was best known for his two Top Ten hits, the first in 1958 on Josie Records called "Do You Want to Dance" and the second in 1964 for ...

                                               

George Freese

George Walter Freese was an American baseball player. He was third baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for the Detroit Tigers in 1953, Pittsburgh Pirates in 1955 and Chicago Cubs in 1961. Freese attended West Virginia University, where he ...

                                               

John C. Fremont

John Charles Fremont or Fremont was an American military officer, and explorer. He was the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States in 1856. Fremont was born on January 21, 1813 in Sava ...

                                               

Jim Frey

James Gottfried Frey was an American manager and coach in Major League Baseball. He led the Kansas City Royals to their first American League championship in 1980. In the World Series, they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies. He also managed the C ...