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Fred ReedWiki Fred Reed (born 1945 in Crumpler, West Virginia) is a technology columnist for "The Washington Times," and the author of "Fred on Everything," a weekly independent column.
Lou ReedWiki Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942) is an American rock musician best known as the guitarist, vocalist and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground as well as a successful solo artist whose career has spanned several decades.
John ReedWiki John Silas Reed (October 22, 1887 ? October 17, 1920), often referred to by his nickname, Jack, was an American journalist, poet, and communist activist, remembered for his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, "Ten Days that Shook the World".
Jimmy ReedWiki Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed (September 6, 1925 - August 29, 1976) was an American blues musician and songwriter notable for bringing his distinctive style of blues to mainstream audiences.
Henry ReedWiki Henry Reed (22 February 1914 - 8 December 1986) was a British poet, translator, radio dramatist and journalist.
Ishmael ReedWiki Ishmael Scott Reed (born 22 February 1938) is an American poet, essayist, and novelist.
Oliver ReedWiki Robert Oliver Reed (13 February 1938 ? 2 May 1999) was an English actor known for his burly screen presence.
Stanley Forman ReedWiki Stanley Forman Reed (December 31, 1884 ? April 2, 1980) was a noted American attorney who served as United States Solicitor General from 1935 to 1938 and as an Associate Justice of the U.
Jack ReedWiki John Francis "Jack" Reed (born November 12, 1949) is the senior United States senator from Rhode Island and a member of the Democratic Party.
Simeon Gannett ReedWiki Simeon Gannett Reed (April 23 1830?1895) was an American businessman and entrepreneur in Oregon.
Donna ReedWiki Donna Reed (January 27, 1921 ? January 14, 1986) was an American film and television actress.
Walter ReedWiki Major Walter Reed, M.
Andy ReedWiki Andrew John Reed (born 17 September 1964) is a British Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament (MP) for the Loughborough constituency.
Jerry ReedWiki Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 ? September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, country guitarist, session musician, songwriter, and actor who appeared in over a dozen films.
Dizzy ReedWiki Dizzy Reed (born Darren Arthur Reed, June 18, 1963 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is a contemporary rock musician.
Robert ReedWiki Robert David Reed (born October 9, 1956) is a Hugo Award-winning American science fiction author.
Alan ReedWiki Alan Reed (August 20, 1907 ? June 14, 1977) was an American actor and voice artist, best known as the original voice of Fred Flintstone on "The Flintstones", Boris on "Lady and the Tramp", and various spin-off series.
Ed ReedWiki Edward Earl Reed Jr.
John S. ReedWiki John Shepard Reed (born 1939) is the former Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange.
Stephen R. ReedWiki Stephen Russell Reed (born August 9, 1949, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) is the current and longest-serving mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Hamilton Lyster ReedWiki Major General Hamilton Lyster Reed VC, CB, CMG, (23 May 1869 - 7 March 1931) was born in Dublin and was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Dean ReedWiki Dean Cyril Reed (September 22, 1938 ? June 13, 1986) was an American actor, singer and songwriter who lived a great part of his adult life in South America and then in the German Democratic Republic.
Andre ReedWiki Andre Darnell Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the National Football League for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000).
George ReedWiki George Robert Reed, CM (born October 2, 1939 in Vicksburg, Mississippi) is a former American college football and Canadian Football League player.
Josh ReedWiki Joshua Blake Reed (born May 1, 1980 in Rayne, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.
Jeff ReedWiki Jeffrey Montgomery "Skippy" Reed (born April 9, 1979) is an American football placekicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.
Willis ReedWiki Willis Reed Jr.
Pamela ReedWiki Pamela Reed (born April 2, 1960) is an American actress.
Edward James ReedWiki Sir Edward James Reed (20 September 1830 ? 30 November 1906), KCB, FRS, was the Chief Constructor of the Royal Navy from 1863 until 1870.
Philip ReedWiki Philip Reed (1760 ? November 2, 1829) was a United States Senator representing Maryland from 1806 to 1813.
Nikki ReedWiki Nicole Houston "Nikki" Reed (born May 17, 1988) is an American film actress and screenwriter.
Justin ReedWiki Justin Michael Reed (born January 16 1982, in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player, in the small forward position.
Butch ReedWiki Butch Reed (born Bruce Reed on July 11, 1954) is a professional wrestler best known for his stints in the World Wrestling Federation and the National Wrestling Alliance/World Championship Wrestling.
Alfred Hamish ReedWiki Alfred Hamish Reed'", MBE (1875-1975) was a New Zealand publisher, author and entrepreneur.
Joseph ReedWiki Joseph Reed (August 27, 1741 ? March 5, 1785) was a Pennsylvania lawyer, military aide, and statesman of the Revolutionary Era.
Rex ReedWiki Rex Taylor Reed (born October 2, 1938) is an American film critic and former co-host of the syndicated television show "At the Movies".
Irving S. ReedWiki Irving Stoy Reed (born 1923 in Seattle, Washington) is a mathematician and engineer.
H. Owen ReedWiki Herbert Owen Reed (born June 17, 1910) is an American composer, conductor, and author.
Pam ReedWiki Pam Reed is an ultrarunner who resides in Tucson, Arizona.
Henry Armstrong ReedWiki Henry Armstrong Reed (April 27, 1858 ? June 25, 1876) was the nephew of George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Custer, and Boston Custer.
Guilford Bevil ReedWiki Guilford Bevil Reed (November 27, 1887 ? February 21, 1955) was a Canadian medical researcher who research involved diseases such as tuberculosis, gas gangrene and tetanus and rinderpest.
James ReedWiki James Reed (born February 3, 1977 in) is an American football defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League.
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Tanoai ReedWiki Tanoai Reed (born February 10, 1974 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a Hollywood stunt man with Samoan and Norwegian descent.
Logan ReedWiki Logan Reed is an American actor in pornographic films.
Billy ReedWiki William "Billy" Reed (25 January 1928 ? January 2003) was a Welsh international footballer.
Whitney ReedWiki Whitney Reed (born August 20, 1932, in Oakland, California) was an outstanding tennis player in the 1950s and 1960s.
Robert ReedWiki Robert Reed (October 19, 1932 ? May 12, 1992) was an American stage and television actor.
James ReedWiki James Reed (1724 or 1722?1807) was a military officer in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, rising to the rank of brigadier general in the latter conflict.
Robin ReedWiki Robin Reed (October 20, 1899 ? December 20, 1978) is considered among the greatest amateur wrestlers in the history of the sport.
Ethel ReedWiki Ethel Reed was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on March 13, 1874, daughter of Edgar Eugene Reed.
Clyde M. ReedWiki Clyde Martin Reed (October 9, 1871?November 8, 1949) was an American politician from Kansas who served as both twenty-fourth Governor of Kansas and U.
William Maxwell ReedWiki William Maxwell Reed (January 12, 1871 - September, 1962), a.
Eric ReedWiki Eric Shane Reed (born December 2, 1980 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent.
Thomas Buck ReedWiki Thomas Buck Reed (May 7, 1787 - November 26, 1829) was a United States Senator from Mississippi.
Daniel A. ReedWiki Daniel Alden Reed (September 15, 1875 ? February 19, 1959) was a college football head coach and U.
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Myrtle ReedWiki Myrtle Reed (September 27, 1874?August 17, 1911) was an American author, poet, and journalist, the daughter of Elizabeth Armstrong Reed and the preacher Hiram von Reed.
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Tyler ReedWiki Tyler Blake Reed (born October 6, 1982 in) is an American football guard for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.
Gary ReedWiki Gary Reed is an American comic book writer who was also the publisher of Caliber Comics, an independent comic book company that released 1,300 titles in the 1990s and gave a chance to many of today?s top comic talents in the business such as Brian Michael Bendis, David W.
Jeff ReedWiki Jeffrey Scott Reed (born November 12, 1962 in Joliet, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Minnesota Twins (1984-1986), Montreal Expos (1987-1988), Cincinnati Reds (1988-1992), San Francisco Giants (1993-1995), Colorado Rockies (1996-1998) and Chicago Cubs (1999-2000).
Rodney ReedWiki Rodney Reed (born December 22, 1967) is a Texas Death Row inmate.
Geoffrey ReedWiki Sir Geoffrey Sandford Reed (14 March 1892 - 31 December 1970) was a judge in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the first Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).
Peyton ReedWiki Peyton Reed (born 3 July 1964) is an American television and film director.
Kevin ReedWiki Kevin Bruce Reed (born May 7, 1955) is an American Presbyterian author, theologian, and publisher.
Pete ReedWiki Peter Reed MBE (born 27 July 1981 in Seattle, United States) is a British Olympic rower.
Alyson ReedWiki Alyson Reed (born January 11, 1958) is an American dancer and actress.
Stephen ReedWiki Stephen Leslie Reed (born 18 June 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a defender, and is on loan at Grays Athletic from Macclesfield Town.
Rick ReedWiki Richard Allen Reed (born August 16, 1964 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1988-1991), Kansas City Royals (1992-1993), Texas Rangers (1993-1994), Cincinnati Reds (1995), New York Mets (1997-2001) and Minnesota Twins (2001-2003).
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Thomas German ReedWiki Thomas German Reed (27 June 1817 ? 21 March 1888) was an English composer and theatrical manager best known for creating the German Reed Entertainments, a genre of musical plays that made theatre-going respectable at a time when the stage was considered disreputable.
Tatum ReedWiki Tatum Reed is an American pornographic actor and adult movie producer.
John H. ReedWiki John Hathaway Reed was the 66th governor of Maine.
Natina ReedWiki Natina Reed (born October 28, 1979) is an American actress, rapper and songwriter in the R&B trio Blaque.
Talbot Baines ReedWiki Talbot Baines Reed (3 April 1852 ? 28 November 1893) son of Charles Reed, and grandson of Andrew Reed, was an English writer who specialised in boys' school stories, the most famous of which were "The Fifth Form at St.
Ron ReedWiki Ronald Lee Reed (born November 2, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a retired American starting/relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1966-75), St.
Paul ReedWiki Paul (Allen) Reed (born 1919) is an American artist most associated with the Washington Color School and Color Field Painting.
Cathy ReedWiki Cathy Reed (born June 5, 1987 in Kalamazoo, Michigan) is an American-Japanese ice dancer who represents Japan.
Chris ReedWiki Chris Reed (born July 7, 1989 in Kalamazoo, Michigan) is an American-Japanese ice dancer who currently represents Japan.
John T. ReedWiki John T.
Ann ReedWiki Ann Reed (born 1954) is an American singer-songwriter and 12-string guitar player from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Eric ReedWiki Eric Reed, (born June 21, 1970), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an American jazz pianist and composer.
Oscar ReedWiki Oscar Reed (born March 24, 1944 in Jonestown, Mississippi) is a former professional American football player who played running back for eight seasons for the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons.
Jerry ReedWiki Jerry Maxwell Reed (born October 8, 1955 in Bryson City, North Carolina), is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher.
Dave L. ReedWiki Dave L.
Alvin ReedWiki Alvin D.
Tony ReedWiki Tony Reed (born March 30, 1955) was an American college and professional football player.
Kerry ReedWiki Kerry Reed (born October 24, 1984 in Miami, Florida) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent.
Elijah W. ReedWiki Elijah W.
Joseph Rea ReedWiki Joseph Rea Reed (March 12, 1835 - April 2, 1925) was an Iowa Supreme Court justice, one-term Republican U.
Chauncey W. ReedWiki Chauncey William Reed (June 2, 1890 - February 9, 1956) was a U.
Jack ReedWiki Jack Reed, running as a Tupelo, Mississippi businessman, won the Republican nomination for Governor of Mississippi in 1987, defeating Doug Lemon.
Jamie ReedWiki Jamie Lee Reed (born 18 August 1987 in Chester) is an English professional footballer who plays for Welsh Premier side Bangor City as a striker.
Bob ReedWiki Robert E.
Joe ReedWiki Joe Reed (born January 8, 1948 in Newport, Rhode Island) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League.
Ted ReedWiki Ralph Edwin Reed (October 18, 1890, in Beaver, Pennsylvania ? February 16, 1959) was a professional baseball player who played 1 season for the Newark Pepper of the Federal League.
B. F. ReedWiki B.
Albert ReedWiki Albert Reed (born March 6 1985) is an American model featured in numerous high-end clothing ads and commercials.
Jack ReedWiki John Burwell Reed (February 2, 1933 in Silver City, Mississippi) is a former professional baseball player.
Hub ReedWiki Hubert (Hub) F.
Stuart F. ReedWiki Stuart Felix Reed (January 8, 1866 - July 4, 1935) was an American politician who represented West Virginia in the United States House of Representatives from 1917-1925.
Daniel ReedWiki Daniel Reed (1892-1978) was an American director, screenwriter and actor.
William Bradford ReedWiki William Bradford Reed (1806-76) was an American politician and journalist, born in Philadelphia.
John Oren ReedWiki John Oren Reed (1856 - 1916) was an American physicist and university dean.
Stanley Foster ReedWiki Stanley Foster Reed was an entrepreneur, inventor, and publisher who founded Reed Research Inc.
Kira ReedWiki Kira Reed (born October 13, 1971 in Santa Clara, California) is an American actress, sex symbol, and now television producer.
David E. ReedWiki David E.
Henry Herbert ReedWiki Bombardier Henry Herbert Reed GC of the Royal Artillery was posthumously awarded the George Cross for the "gallant and utterly selfless action" he showed after the merchant ship, SS Cormount, was attacked by German E-boats and planes on the 20th of June 1940.
B. Mitchel ReedWiki B.
Barry ReedWiki Barry Reed (1927?2002) was an American trial lawyer and bestselling author.
Cyril ReedWiki Cyril Norman Reed (10 July 1906 ? 6 July 1991) was an Indian born cricketer who in addition to playing ten first-class matches in India between 1928 and 1948, also played Minor counties cricket for Bedfordshire and international cricket for the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements.
Bruce ReedWiki Bruce Reed is CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC).
Francine ReedWiki Francine Reed (born July 11 1947, Pembroke Township, Illinois) is an American blues singer.
Byron ReedWiki Byron Reed (March 12 1829 ? June 6 1891) was an American pioneer real estate businessman and local politician in Omaha, Nebraska.
Kate ReedWiki Kate Amelia Reed (born 28 September 1982 in Bristol) is a British long-distance runner.
Kasim ReedWiki Mohammed Kasim Reed (born June 10, 1969) is a Democratic member of the Georgia State Senate, representing the 35th District since 2002.
Blind Alfred ReedWiki Blind Alfred Reed (born June 15, 1880 Floyd, Virginia - died January 17, 1956) was an American folk, country, and old-time musician.
Nathaniel ReedWiki Nathaniel "Texas Jack" Reed (March 23, 1862 ? January 7, 1950) was a 19th-century American outlaw responsible for many stagecoach, bank, and train robberies throughout the American Southwest during the 1880s and '90s.
Ola Belle ReedWiki Ola Belle Campbell Reed (August 17,1916?August 16, 2002) was an American folk singer, songwriter and banjo player.
Jake ReedWiki Willis "Jake" Reed (born September 28, 1967 in Covington, Georgia) is a former professional American football player who played for 12 seasons in the National Football League as a wide receiver from 1991 to 2002 for the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints.
Fran ReedWiki Frances Ann Reed (June 12, 1943 - September 11, 2008) was an American fiber artist and teacher based in Alaska who specialized in a distinctive style of basketry made from dried fish skins and other natural materials found in the state.
Christopher ReedWiki Christopher Reed (born 1972) was the Republican nominee in the 2008 Senate election in Iowa.
Ian ReedWiki Ian Manley Reed (born July 13, 1927 in Victoria) was a discus thrower, who represented Australia at the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Bowes ReedWiki Bowes Reed (November 1740 ? July 20, 1794) was a Revolutionary officer, politician, and public servant from New Jersey.
Rylan ReedWiki Rylan Robert Reed (born November 18, 1981 in Houston, Texas) is an American football offensive tackle.
Henry ReedWiki James Henry Neel Reed (28 April 1884 ? 16 June 1968) was an American fiddler and banjoist in the Appalachian music tradition.
James Earl ReedWiki James Earl Reed (26 November 1958 - 20 June 2008) was a convicted murderer put to death in the state of South Carolina by electrocution in the electric chair.
Ulysses ReedWiki Ulysses (U.
John ReedWiki John Thomas Reed (born 1805, Dublin, Ireland; died 1843 California) was an early California European settler who was the grantee of Rancho Corte Madera del Presidio in what is present day Marin County, California.
Frank ReedWiki Frank Rodney Reed (born May 13, 1954 in Seattle, Washington) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for five seasons for the Atlanta Falcons.
Jake ReedWiki Jake Reed (born 2 January 1986, Cambridge, England) is an English musician, best known as the drummer for the London based punk/rock band, TAT.
Scott Elgin ReedWiki Scott Elgin Reed (July 3, 1921 ? February 17, 1994) was a United States federal judge.
Arthur ReedWiki Arthur Reed (1884 ? after 1916) was an English professional footballer who scored 12 goals in 28 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham.
Brian ReedWiki Brian Reed (b.
Nick ReedWiki Nicholas Matthew Reed (born September 1, 1987 in Oakland, California) is an American football defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks.
Joe L. ReedWiki Joe L.
David ReedWiki David Reed (b.
William Henry ReedWiki William Henry "Billy" Reed (29 July 1876 ? 2 July 1942) was an English violinist, teacher, minor composer, conductor and biographer of Sir Edward Elgar.
Maureen ReedWiki Maureen Reed (born April 10, 1953) is a Minnesota doctor, community activist and politician.
Tom ReedWiki Tom Reed (born November 18, 1971) is the Republican candidate for Congress in New York's 29th congressional district in 2010, currently serving as the mayor of Corning, New York.
Wendi ReedWiki Wendi Reed (born November 28, 1966) is an American fashion designer based in New York.
Esther ReedWiki Esther Elizabeth Reed (born March 8, 1978 in Townsend, Montana) is an American convicted on fraud and identity theft charges.