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Menlo

born March 27th, 1956

Douglas Durant Cosbie (born March 27, 1956) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Santa Clara University. Cosbie has been a football coach for several years and is currently head coach of the Bergamo Lions in the Italian Football League.

Menno Oosting

died February 22nd, 1999

Menno Oosting was a professional tennis player from the Netherlands, who won seven ATP Tour doubles titles out of 18 finals in his career.

Menno Simons

died January 31st, 1561

Menno Simons was a Roman Catholic priest from the Friesland region of the Low Countries who was excommunicated from the Catholic Church and became an influential Anabaptist religious leader. Simons was a contemporary of the Protestant Reformers and it is from his name that his followers became known as Mennonites.

Menno ter Braak

born January 26th, 1902

Menno ter Braak was a Dutch modernist writer, critic, essayist, and journalist.

Menno van Coehoorn

died March 17th, 1704

Menno, Baron van Coehoorn was a Dutch soldier and engineer, regarded as one of the most significant figures in Dutch military history. In an era when siege warfare dominated military campaigns, he and his French counterpart Vauban were the acknowledged experts in designing, taking and defending fortifications.

Merce Cunningham

born April 16th, 1919

Mercier Philip "Merce" Cunningham was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of American modern dance for more than 50 years. He frequently collaborated with artists of other disciplines, including musicians John Cage, David Tudor, Brian Eno, and graphic artists Robert Rauschenberg, Bruce Nauman, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, and Jasper Johns; and fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. Works that he produced with these artists had a profound impact on avant-garde art beyond the world of dance.

Mercedes Brignone

May 18th, 1885 - June 24th, 1967

Mercedes Brignone (18 May 1885 – 24 June 1967) was a Spanish-born Italian stage, film and television actress. She was the daughter of the actor . She often played divas, and appeared in numerous silent films for Milano Films during the 1910s. In later years she played largely supporting roles. She was the older sister of film director and actor Guido Brignone and the aunt of actress Lilla Brignone.

Mercedes Cabral

born August 10th, 1986

Mercedes Cabral (born August 10, 1986) is a Filipino actress. She is best known for starring in Philippine arthouse and independent films, notably those by Brillante Mendoza such as Serbis, Kinatay, Captive, and Thy Womb. She also appeared in the South Korean film Thirst directed by Park Chan-wook. In 2021, she appeared in Huwag Kang Mangamba. She played the main antagonist role Agatha, a wicked stepmother of Joy, which is played by Francine Diaz. In 2016, she appeared in a Phil Giordano's award winning short film SUPOT.

Mercedes de Acosta

born March 1st, 1893

Mercedes de Acosta was an American poet, playwright, and novelist. Although she failed to achieve artistic and professional distinction, de Acosta is known for her many lesbian affairs with celebrated Broadway and Hollywood personalities including Alla Nazimova, Isadora Duncan, Eva Le Gallienne, and Marlene Dietrich. Her best-known involvement was with Greta Garbo with whom, in 1931, she began a sporadic and volatile romance. Her 1960 memoir, Here Lies the Heart, is considered part of gay history insofar that it hints at the lesbian element in some of her relationships.

Mercedes McCambridge

March 16th, 1916 - March 2nd, 2004

Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge was an American actress of radio, stage, film, and television. Orson Welles called her "the world's greatest living radio actress". She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her screen debut in All the King's Men (1949) and was nominated in the same category for Giant (1956). She voiced the demon Pazuzu in The Exorcist (1973).

Mercedes McNab

born March 14th, 1980

Mercedes Alicia McNab (born March 14, 1980) is a Canadian former actress. She is known for her role as Harmony Kendall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2001) and its spinoff Angel (2001–2004). She additionally is known for her role as pretentious Amanda Buckman in Addams Family Values (1993) and Misty in the horror films Hatchet (2007) and Hatchet 2 (2010).

Mercedes Ruehl

born February 28th, 1948

Mercedes J. Ruehl is an American screen, stage, and television actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, two Obie Awards, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Mercury Morris

born January 5th, 1947

Eugene Edward "Mercury" Morris (born January 5, 1947) is a former American football running back and kick returner. He played for seven years, primarily for the Miami Dolphins, in the American Football League (AFL) as a rookie in 1969, then in the American Football Conference (AFC) following the 1970 merger with the National Football League (NFL). Morris played in three Super Bowls, winning twice, and was selected to three Pro Bowls.

Meredith

born March 8th, 1970

Meredith Scott Lynn (born March 8, 1970) is an American actress, producer, and director, best known as Anne in ‘’Days of Our Lives’’ (2012-2017).

Meredith Baxter

born June 21st, 1947

Meredith Ann Baxter (born June 21, 1947) is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles on the CBS sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie (1972–73), ABC drama series Family (1976–80) and the NBC sitcom Family Ties (1982–89). A five-time Emmy Award nominee, one of her nominations was for playing the title role in the 1992 TV film A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story.

Meredith Hagner

born May 31st, 1987

Meredith Kathleen Hagner (born May 31, 1987) is an American actress. She began her career portraying Liberty Ciccone on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns (2008–2010), which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2009. Following her departure from As the World Turns, she appeared as a series regular on the FX drama Lights Out (2011) and the TBS sitcom Men at Work (2012–2014).

Meredith Henderson

born November 24th, 1983

Meredith Henderson (born November 24, 1983) is a Canadian actress known for playing the title role in The Adventures of Shirley Holmes. She also had a leading role as wheelchair-using Cleo Bellows in the 2001 children's television series MythQuest opposite Christopher Jacot. In 2005, she appeared in Shania: A Life in Eight Albums, a biopic of country star Shania Twain, in which she played the lead role. She did all the singing, dancing and guitar playing herself. Her sister is actress Beki Lantos.

Meredith L. Patterson

born April 30th, 1977

Meredith L. Patterson is an American technologist, science fiction writer, and journalist. She has spoken at numerous industry conferences on a wide range of topics. She is also a blogger and software developer, and a leading figure in the biopunk movement.

Meredith MacNeill

born June 19th, 1975

Meredith MacNeill (born 1975) is a Canadian actress and comedian. She is most famous for her roles in the sketch shows Man Stroke Woman and Baroness von Sketch Show, and the film Confetti.

Meredith MacRae

May 30th, 1944 - July 14th, 2000

Meredith Lynn MacRae (May 30, 1944 – July 14, 2000) was an American actress, singer and talk show host. She is most remembered for her roles as Sally Morrison on My Three Sons (1963–1965) and as Billie Jo Bradley on Petticoat Junction (1966–1970).

Meredith Monroe

born December 30th, 1969

Meredith Leigh Monroe is an American actress best known for portraying Andie McPhee on Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003, her recurring role as Haley Hotchner on Criminal Minds and Carolyn Standall on 13 Reasons Why.

Meredith Vieira

born December 30th, 1953

Meredith Louise Vieira is an American broadcast journalist and television personality. She is best known as the original moderator of the daytime talk show The View (1997–2006), the original host of the syndicated daytime version of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002–2013), and as co-host of the NBC morning news program Today (2006–2011). As of 2019, she hosts the syndicated weekday game show 25 Words or Less.

Merila Zarei

born April 14th, 1974

Merila Zarei (Persian: مریلا زارعی, also Romanized as "Merīlā Zāre'ī"; born April 14, 1974) is an Iranian actress. She is one of the most influential actresses after the Islamic Revolution of Iran, who has acted in the films of great directors such as Asghar Farhadi, Ebrahim Hatami Kia, Pouran Derakhshandeh, Reza Attaran, Abbas Kia Rostami and Masoud Kimiaei.

Merkin Valdez

born November 10th, 1981

Merkin R. Valdéz Mola (born November 10, 1981) is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher. Valdez graduated from Escuela Rural Palenque High School in his native Dominican Republic.

Merle Dandridge

born May 31st, 1975

Merle Dandridge (born May 31, 1975) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for performing in Broadway musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Spamalot, Rent, and Once on This Island, as well as her video game roles as Alyx Vance in Half-Life 2 and Marlene in The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II. She played the leading role of Grace Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf (2016-2020). She also has had the recurring roles on television series such as Sons of Anarchy and The Night Shift and starred as Kim Hammond in the first season of HBO Max comedy-drama series, The Flight Attendant in 2020. In 2022, Dandridge began starring as Natasha Seo-Yeon Ross in the ABC action series Station 19. She will reprise her role as Marlene in the upcoming television

Merle Haggard

April 6th, 1937 - April 6th, 2016

Merle Ronald Haggard was an American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler.

Merle Oberon

February 19th, 1911 - November 23rd, 1979

Merle Oberon was a British actress who began her film career in British films as Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933). After her success in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), she travelled to the United States to make films for Samuel Goldwyn. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Dark Angel (1935). Oberon hid her mixed heritage out of fear of discrimination and the impact it would have had on her career.

Merlene Ottey

born May 10th, 1960

Merlene Joyce Ottey is a Jamaican-Slovenian former track and field sprinter. She began her career representing Jamaica in 1978, and continued to do so for 24 years, before representing Slovenia from 2002 to 2012. She is ranked fourth on the all-time list over 60 metres (indoor), eighth on the all-time list over 100 metres and sixth on the all-time list over 200 metres. She is the current world indoor record holder for 200 metres with 21.87 seconds, set in 1993. She was named Jamaican Sportswoman of the Year 13 times between 1979 and 1995.

Merlin German

died April 11th, 2008

Merlin German was a United States Marine sergeant stationed in Iraq who survived a roadside bomb blast in 2005. He became a symbol of recovery throughout the United States, soon known as the "Miracle Marine," during the 17 months he spent hospitalized following the blast. German eventually regained the ability to walk, and set up a charity for child burn victims. Just over three years after the blast, he died following a minor skin graft surgery.

Merrell Twins

born August 6th, 1996

Veronica Jo Merrell-Burriss and Vanessa Jo Merrell (born August 6, 1996), known as the Merrell Twins, are American identical twin YouTubers, actresses, musicians and singers.

Merrill C. Meigs

died January 26th, 1968

Merrill Church Meigs was the publisher of the Chicago Herald and Examiner in the 1920s. Inspired to become a pilot by Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, he became a booster of Chicago as a world center of aviation. He gave flying lessons to President Harry S. Truman.

Merrill Douglas

born March 15th, 1936

Merrill George Douglas (born March 15, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at the University of Utah.
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