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Doeschka Meijsing

died January 30th, 2012

Maria Johanna Meijsing was a Dutch novelist. She won the AKO Literatuurprijs in 2000 for her novel De tweede man, and in 2008 the Ferdinand Bordewijk Prijs for her novel Over de liefde. Doeschka Meijsing is the older sister of writer Geerten Meijsing and philosopher Monica Meijsing.

Dōgen

born January 19th, 1200

Dōgen Zenji, also known as Dōgen Kigen (道元希玄), Eihei Dōgen (永平道元), Kōso Jōyō Daishi (高祖承陽大師), or Busshō Dentō Kokushi (仏性伝東国師), was a Japanese Buddhist priest, writer, poet, philosopher, and founder of the Sōtō school of Zen in Japan.

Doggie Julian

born April 5th, 1901

Alvin Fred "Doggie" Julian was a college football coach, a college basketball player and coach, an NBA coach, and acollege baseball player and coach.

Doğuş Balbay

born January 21st, 1989

Doğuş Balbay is a Turkish former professional basketball player. He is 6 ft 1 in tall and he plays at the point guard position.

Doina Melinte

born December 27th, 1956

Doina Ofelia Melinte is a retired Romanian middle-distance runner. She competed at four Olympics (1980–92), and won a gold medal in the 800 metres and a silver medal in the 1500 metres in 1984. She won the world indoor title in 1987 and 1989 and the European indoor title in 1985, 1988 and 1990 in the 1500 m. Her world indoor mile record of 4:17.41 in 1990, stood for 26 years.

Dollard Ménard

born March 7th, 1913

Brigadier Dollard Ménard was a senior officer in the Canadian Army. As a lieutenant colonel, he was wounded five times during the Dieppe Raid in 1942 while leading Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal. His story inspired a famous Canadian World War II poster Ce qu’il faut pour vaincre. He was later made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. Since all of the other commanding officers were either killed or captured, he was the only commanding officer who had landed at Dieppe to return to Britain after the raid.

Dollard St. Laurent

May 12th, 1929 - April 6th, 2015

Joseph Dollard Herve St. Laurent was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman.

Dolly Anwar

July 1st, 1948 - July 3rd, 1991

Dolly Anwar (née Ibrahim; 1 July 1948 – 3 July 1991) was a Bangladeshi stage, television and film actress and writer and editor of Saatdin magazine. She was awarded Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Surjo Dighol Bari (1979).

Dolly Johur

born July 13th, 1953

Dolly Zohur (born 17 July 1953) is a Bangladeshi film, television and stage actress. She received Bangladesh National Film Awards 2 times - as the Best Actress and the Best Supporting Actress for her roles in the films Shonkhonil Karagar and Ghani (2006) respectively.

Dolly Parton

born January 19th, 1946

Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is known for her decades-long career in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I'm Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960s, before her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s. Some of Parton's albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records.

Dolores Costello

September 17th, 1903 - March 1st, 1979

Dolores Costello (September 17, 1903 – March 1, 1979) was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success during the era of silent movies. She was nicknamed "The Goddess of the Silent Screen" by her first husband, the actor John Barrymore. She was the mother of John Drew Barrymore.

Dolores del Río

died April 11th, 1983

María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete, known professionally as Dolores del Río, was a Mexican actress. With a career spanning more than 50 years, she is regarded as the first major female Latin American crossover star in Hollywood. Along with a notable career in American cinema during the 1920s and 1930s, she was also considered one of the most important female figures in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, and one of the most beautiful actresses of her era.

Dolores Gray

June 7th, 1924 - June 26th, 2002

Dolores Gray (born Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein; June 7, 1924 – June 26, 2002) was an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical twice, winning once.

Dolores Hart

born October 20th, 1938

Dolores Hart, O.S.B. (born Dolores Hicks; October 20, 1938) is an American Roman Catholic Benedictine nun who was a prominent actress. Following her movie debut with Elvis Presley in Loving You (1957), she made ten films in five years, including Wild Is the Wind (1957), King Creole (1958), and Where the Boys Are (1960). By the early 1960s an established leading lady, she "stunned Hollywood" by announcing that she would forgo her life as an actress, leaving behind her career to enter the Abbey of Regina Laudis monastery in Connecticut.

Dolores Huerta

born April 10th, 1930

Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the United Farmworkers Association, which later merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee to become the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 in California and was the lead negotiator in the workers' contract that was created after the strike.

Dolores Moran

January 27th, 1926 - February 5th, 1982

Dolores Jean Moran (January 27, 1926 – February 5, 1982) was an American film actress and model.

Dolores Palumbo

June 14th, 1912 - June 30th, 1984

Dolores Palumbo (14 June 1912 – 30 January 1984) was an Italian stage and film actress.

Dolph Briscoe

born April 23rd, 1923

Dolph Briscoe Jr. was an American rancher and businessman from Uvalde, Texas, who was the 41st governor of Texas between 1973 and 1979. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Dolph Sweet

died May 8th, 1985

Adolphus Jean Sweet was an American actor credited with nearly 60 television and film roles and more than 50 roles in stage productions, including performances on Broadway. He often played policemen throughout his career, and may be best known for his portrayal of police chief and father Carl Kanisky on the sitcom Gimme a Break! from 1981 until his death in May 1985.

Dom Bédos de Celles

born January 24th, 1709

François-Lamathe Dom Bédos de Celles de Salelles was a Benedictine monk best known for being a master pipe organ builder.

Dom DeLuise

died May 4th, 2009

Dominick DeLuise was an American actor, comedian and author. Known primarily for comedy roles, he rose to fame in the 1970s as a frequent guest on television variety shows. He is widely recognized for his performances in the films of Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, as well as a series of collaborations and a double act with Burt Reynolds. Beginning in the 1980s, his popularity expanded to younger audiences from voicing characters in several major animated productions, particularly those of Don Bluth.

Dom DiMaggio

February 12th, 1917 - May 8th, 2009

Dominic Paul DiMaggio, nicknamed "the Little Professor", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder. He played his entire 11-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox (1940–1953). DiMaggio was the youngest of three brothers who each became major league center fielders, the others being Joe and Vince.

Domagoj Bošnjak

born April 9th, 1995

Domagoj Bošnjak is a Croatian professional basketball player currently playing for Široki of the Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina and ABA League Second Division. Standing at 1.98 m he plays the shooting guard and small forward positions.

Domantas Sabonis

born May 3rd, 1996

Domantas Sabonis is a Lithuanian-American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Lithuanian national team. Son of the Hall of Fame player Arvydas Sabonis, Sabonis is an All-NBA Team member and three-time NBA All-Star.

Domenic Di Rosa

born February 1st, 1979

Domenic Di Rosa (born February 1, 1979) is a Canadian actor. His credits include the television series Big Wolf on Campus, Are You Afraid of the Dark, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair and Crave's hit comedy Letterkenny. Most recently he played Father Gabriel in National Geographic's limited series, Barkskins. He also played a supporting role in the Canadian crime drama, Mafia Inc., Pieces of a Woman, Most Wanted and now the latest installment of the Transformers series, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.

Domenichino

died April 6th, 1641

Domenico Zampieri, known by the diminutive Domenichino after his shortness, was an Italian Baroque painter of the Bolognese School of painters.

Domenico Bartolucci

born May 7th, 1917

Domenico Bartolucci was an Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was the former director of the Sistine Chapel Choir and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and was recognized in the field of music both as a director and a prolific composer. Considered among the most authoritative interpreters of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Bartolucci led the Sistine Chapel Choir in performances worldwide, and also directed numerous concerts with the Choir of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, including a tour of the former Soviet Union.

Domenico Bollani

born February 10th, 1514

Domenico Bollani (1514–1579) was a diplomat and politician of the Republic of Venice, and as Bishop of Brescia from 1559 to 1579 he was a leading figure of the Catholic reform.

Domenico Criscito

born December 30th, 1986

Domenico "Mimmo" Criscito is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a left-back. A versatile player, Criscito was effective both offensively and defensively and was also capable of playing as a wing-back or centre-back, a position which he often occupied in his early career.

Domenico della Rovere

died April 23rd, 1501

Domenico della Rovere was an Italian cardinal and patron of the arts.

Domenico Dragonetti

April 7th, 1763 - April 16th, 1846

Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti was an Italian double bass virtuoso and composer with a 3 string double bass. He stayed for thirty years in his hometown of Venice, Italy and worked at the Opera Buffa, at the Chapel of San Marco and at the Grand Opera in Vicenza. By that time he had become notable throughout Europe and had turned down several opportunities, including offers from the Tsar of Russia. In 1794, he finally moved to London to play in the orchestra of the King's Theatre, and settled there for the remainder of his life. In fifty years, he became a prominent figure in the musical events of the English capital, performing at the concerts of the Philharmonic Society of London as well as in more private events, where he would meet the most influential persons in the country, like the Prince Consort and the Duke of Leinster. He was acquainted with composers Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven, whom he visited on several occasions in Vienna, and to whom he showed the possibilities...

Domenico Ferrabosco

born February 14th, 1513

Domenico Maria Ferrabosco was an Italian composer and singer of the Renaissance, and the eldest musician in a large prominent family from Bologna. He spent his career both in Bologna and Rome. His surviving music is all vocal, consisting of madrigals and motets, although he is principally known for his madrigals, which musicologist Alfred Einstein compared favorably to those of his renowned contemporary Cipriano de Rore.
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