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List of Accepted Birth Years with Documentation.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorJOHNNYV
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Steve Allen

Actor/Self
BY=1921
DY=2000
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006752/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Allen
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18553

Actor
BY=?
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4356466/


BY Steve Allen 1921 - Profile Contribution Approved 2019-10-10 10:05:01
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorKluge
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Ted Lange (1948)
The King of Queens, Bed & Breakfast, Blade (1973), The Love Boat, Boy Meets World, Bottoms Up, Charlie's Angels, The Cleveland Show, Dorm Daze 2, Friday Foster, Gang of Roses, Glitch!, Hot Parts, In the Heat of the Night, The Naked Truth, Psych, Scrubs, Terminal Exposure, Trick Baby, That's My Mama, Wattstax
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0486198/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Lange


Theodor Lange, common name Ted Lange (19??)
The Mule
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1678224/
https://www.squeezeboxband.com/
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMikaLove
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Alan Parker - unfortunately the Composer and Writer/Director were both born in the same year; so I have added the BY to the composer.


I don't know why on earth you'd append the BY to the lesser known Parker, when it's normally done the other way around?
Now there are tons of profiles with the director having the BY appended.
Even profiles you yourself "corrected" have been reverted, probably by default and no one voting "no" because they didn't think to check...
For example: UPC 786936823530.

And as another example here, JOHNNYV incorrectly contributed the BY:
http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=viewtopic&topicID=52893&PageNum=LAST

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We need birth years for Alan Parker:

Alan Parker (1944): Director, Writer, Actor, Producer

Born February 14th, 1944 in London, England, UK
Known for: Evita, Mississippi Burning, Midnight Express, The Commitments and many more including music videos for  Pink Floyd and other TV, video and documentary work.
Documentation: Homepage, Wikipedia, IMDB as Alan Parker (I), BFI, Encyclopaedia Britannica

Alan Parker (1944): Composer, Musician; aka. Alan Frederick Parker

Born August 26th, 1944 in Derbyshire, England, UK
Known for: Jaws, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Stormbreaker, Up Close & Personal and many many more includung TV work and mini series like Coast and Beyond
Documentation: Wikipedia, IMDB as Alan Parker (II), BBC, Prabook, Discogs
Remark: In his initial post Pantheon decided to assign the BY to this (less known) composer.
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Found two different Stephen Boyd:

Actor from Ben Hur etc.
born 1931
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Boyd
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000963/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

Actor, e.g. Chicago Fire Season 6, no BY found
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10406116/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t30

Update: Unfortunately the gentlemen got as "Boyds" into the BY file, so please let me correct that we are talking about "Stephen Boyd". Thx
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMikaLove
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We need birth years for Alan Parker:

You're echoing my post...?

The BY  in the DB is already there, but for the wrong guy. And herein lies the confusion.
It's also annoying that if you don't have a title each for both crew members, once you add a title with an incorrect Parker (i.e. the director having a BY appended), your local DB will automatically add this BY to the director.

IMO the best thing to do was to revert this change and give the director the BY and remove the one for the composer, and then submit all the profiles. But I'm not sure how many incorrect ones there are at the moment.
I think this so as to not have any confusions for future profiles, seeing that, again, the DB automatically adds BY's, whereas it ignores them if a BY is removed.
So, if Parker the director, which is more common in the DB has a BY, it would be "locked" to the right person. And this is the reason why we normally use a BY for a better known/more common cast or  crew member.
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Quoting AiAustria:
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We need birth years for Alan Parker:

You're echoing my post...?

Yes, to create a solid and comprehensive documentation, which Kluge can link to.
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The BY  in the DB is already there, but for the wrong guy.

Which one is the right guy, is subjective. But the member documenting the BY on first hand has the power to make this decision. For the less known composer speaks, that there are less BYs to contribute to clean up the mess. For the better known director would speak, that the number of potential issues with the automatc corrections in DVDP were less. I usually decide to assign the BY to the better documented person - not applicable here.
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It's also annoying that if you don't have a title each for both crew members, once you add a title with an incorrect Parker (i.e. the director having a BY appended), your local DB will automatically add this BY to the director.

... and vice versa, if you'd add it the other way around...
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IMO the best thing to do was to revert this change and give the director the BY and remove the one for the composer, and then submit all the profiles. But I'm not sure how many incorrect ones there are at the moment.

NO - this moving the BY from one guy to the other would cure nothing but set all existing BYs to be invalid - that's useless.
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I think this so as to not have any confusions for future profiles, seeing that, again, the DB automatically adds BY's, whereas it ignores them if a BY is removed.
So, if Parker the director, which is more common in the DB has a BY, it would be "locked" to the right person. And this is the reason why we normally use a BY for a better known/more common cast or  crew member.

To get around the automatic correction, you do not need to have a title for each of them, but you need to have both of them in your cast/crew data base. Create the second one (without any profile) and you are safe. The only thing to keep in mind: don't clean up your cast/crew data base afterwards.

For all other cases, where there stands a BY against an unknown one, I use three entries:
- one for the person with the BY
- one for the other person with a dummy BY (as replacement for the unknown BY)
- and a dummy entry without a BY

When a new entry is added, it will be added either with the correct documented BY or without any BY. In the second case I have the choice to assign either the documented BY or the dummy BY to him. The DVDP automatics are cut off.
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