Jane Ace

Jane Ace, a radio actress whose birth name was Jane Epstein and who was known professionally as Jane Sherwood, was…

Zoë Akins portrait

Zoë Byrd Akins was born on October 30, 1886, in Humansville, Missouri, the second of three children of Thomas…

Archer Alexander portrait

On April 14, 1876, the eleventh anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, a handsome…

Phog Allen. [University of Kansas, University Archives Photo Collection, ku-uaphotos:33979]

Forrest C. “Phog” Allen, whose foghorn voice earned him his nickname, was a masterful,…

Thomas Allen portrait

Thomas Allen was among the most prominent and powerful individuals who led St. Louis in its transition from…

Paul Armstrong. [University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, J. Willis Sayre Collection of Theatrical Photographs, JWS16554]

Paul Armstrong, a journalist and playwright, was born in Kidder, a small town in Caldwell…

Arthur Aull. [Courtesy of Chad Stebbins]

Arthur Aull, who edited the Lamar Democrat from 1900 until his death in…

Tom Bass in an undated studio portrait.

By popular consensus, Tom Bass was one of the most skillful and popular horsemen of his era. At the time of his…

J. Christian Bay. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Jens Christian Bay Portraits, P0206-027598]

J. Christian Bay was born to Lars and Doris Christiansen Bay on October 12, 1871, in…

James Beckwourth. [Public domain; photographer unknown]

James Pierson Beckwith, better known as Jim Beckwourth following the publication of…