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Caskets On Parade ... Book of the Dead - Cumulative Database of All Obituaries

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©2011 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 11-17-2011 at 03:21 GMT
"actress"  Angela Aames
born on 2-27-1956 in Pierre, South Dakota
expired 11-27-1988 in West Hills, California   age 32   cause: heart disease
Comcast Cable co-founder (1963)  Daniel Aaron
born on 1-27-1926 in Giessen, Germany
expired 2-20-2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 77   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
tin-horn Nigerian dictator  Sani Abacha   died during an orgy with a bunch of prostitutes
born on 9-20-1943 in Kano State, Nigeria
expired 6-8-1998 in Abuja, Nigeria   age 54   cause: heart attack; Viagra overdose
terrorists  Muhammad Zaiden Abbas   Palestine Liberation Front founder; responsible for the Achille Lauro hijacking (1985)
¤aka: "Abu Abbas
born on 12-10-1948 in Safed, Palestine
expired 3-9-2004 in Iraq   age 55   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2004EOD5.6%
   Scored 9.5000 solo points

farmer  Richard Huntington Abbey   one of the 18 grand jurors that indicted Milam & Bryant for the murder of Emmet Till (9/6/1955)
born on 8-12-1891
expired 3-??-1986 in Webb, Mississippi   age 94
Broadway producer  George Francis Abbott
born on 6-25-1887 in Forestville, New York
expired 1-31-1995   age 107
violent repeat felon  Jack Henry Abbott   Norman Mailer got him out of jail once (big mistake); his correspondence with Mailer was published in book form as In The Belly of the Beast
born on 1-21-1944 in Oscoda, Michigan
expired 2-10-2002 in Alden, New York   age 58   cause: suicide; hanged
actor  John Abbott
born on 6-5-1905 in London, England
expired 5-24-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 90
movie special visual effects specialist  Lenwood Ballard Abbott   won oscar for Doctor Doolittle (1967)
born on 6-13-1908 in Pasadena, California
expired 9-28-1985 in Los Angeles, California   age 77
theatrical/tv producer  Michael Abbott   staged the original (off-Broadway) production of Stalag 17 (1951)
¤born: Abbott Gold 
born on 6-1-1926 in New York, New York
expired 1-24-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 81   cause: complications from cancer
magician  Percy Abbott   world famous magic equipment manufacturer in Colon Michigan
born on 5-3-1886
expired 8-26-1960 in Colon, Michigan   age 74
actor  Philip Abbott   co-starred in The F.B.I. tv series
born on 3-20-1924 in Lincoln, Nebraska
expired 2-23-1998 in Tarzana, California   age 73   cause: cancer
Chicago Defender founder (1905)  Robert Sengstacke Abbott   also founded the Michigan Chronicle in Detroit
born on 11-24-1868 in Frederica, Saint Simon's Island, Georgia
expired 2-29-1940 in Chicago, Illinois   age 71   cause: Bright's Disease
actor/comedian  Roger Abbott   with Don Ferguson & Luba Goy was a founder of the Royal Canadian Air Farce (1973)
born on 7-10-1946 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
expired 3-26-2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 64   cause: chronic lymphocytic leukemia
comedic straight man  William Alexander "Bud" Abbott   teamed with Lou Costello
born on 10-2-1898 in Asbury Park, New Jersey
expired 4-24-1974 in Woodland Hills, California   age 75   cause: cancer
Saudi prince  Faisal ibn Musad Abdel Aziz   assassinated his uncle King Faisal
born on 4-4-1944 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
expired 6-18-1975 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia   age 31   cause: executed
 Ruslan Abdulgani   organized the 1955 Bandung Conference of non-aligned nations
born on 11-24-1914 in Surabaya, Dutch East Indies
expired 6-28-2005 in Jakarta, Indonesia   age 90   cause: complications from stroke
Kuwait ruler (1950-65)  Abdullah al-Salin al-Sabah   lead "country" to independence from Britain in 1961
born on --1895
expired ??-??-1965   age 70
Archbishop of Canterbury (1162-70)  Thomas à Becket   had "problems" with King Henry II; got martyred for his efforts
born on 12-21-1118 in London, England
expired 12-29-1170 in Canterbury, Kent, England   age 52
BCCI founder (1972)  Agha Hasan Abedi   acronym = Bank of Credit and Commerce International; acronym came to mean Bank of Crooks and Criminals Indicted; bank collapsed in 1991
born on 5-14-1922 in Luckow, India
expired 8-5-1995 in Karachi, Pakistan   age 73   cause: cardiac arrest
actor  Alfred Abel   played John Fredersen in Metropolis (1926)
born on 3-12-1879 in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
expired 12-12-1937 in Berlin, Germany   age 58
United Steelworkers Union co-founder & head (1965-77)  Iorwith Wilbur Abel
born on 8-11-1908 in Magnolia, Ohio
expired 8-10-1987 in Malvern, Ohio   age 78
computer animation pioneer  Robert "Bob" Abel   provided visual effects for TRON (1982)
born on 3-10-1937 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 9-23-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 64   cause: complications from heart attack
Soviet spymaster Colonel  Rudolf Ivanovich Abel   exchanged for U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers
born on --1902 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 11-15-1971 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 68   cause: lung cancer
former Detroit Red Wings broadcaster  Sidney Gerald Abel
¤nickname: boot nose 
born on 2-22-1918 in Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada
expired 2-7-2000 in Farmington Hills, Michigan   age 81
   Contest Selectors
2000 KLS14%
   Scored 6.9000 solo points

Rev.  Ralph David Abernathy
born on 3-11-1926 in Linden, Alabama
expired 4-17-1990   age 64
former American Motors Company president & CEO (1962-67)  Roy Abernethy
born on 9-29-1906 in Wet Monterey, Pennsylvania
expired 2-28-1977 in Tequestra, Florida   age 70
World War I veteran  Raymond Abescat
born on 9-10-1891 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 8-25-2001 in Rueil-Malmaison, France   age 109
inventor  Robert Henry Abplanalp   co-owner of Precision Valve Corporation; his improved/cheap aerosol valve (1949) led to the ubiquitous spray cans we use/throw away today; Nixon friend/contributor
born on 4-4-1922 in New York, New York
expired 8-30-2003 in Bronxville, New York   age 81   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
   Scored 6.9000 solo points

architect  Max Abramovitz   designed Philharmonic Hall in Lincoln Center (later renamed Avery Fisher Hall)
born on 5-23-1908 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-12-2004 in Pound Ridge, New York   age 96
   Contest Selectors
2000KLS14%
2001DTM, KLS25%
2002DTM9.1%
2003COCO, DTM, KLS16.7%
2004DTM, KLS11.1%
   Scored 4.1500 points

Emerson Radio co-founder  Banjamin Abrams
expired 6-23-1967 in White Plains, New York   age 74
former Army Chief of Staff (1972-74) General  Creighton Williams Abrams   commanded U.S. forces in Vietnam 1968-72; oversaw withdrawal of forces
born on 9-14-1914 in Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 9-4-1974 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 59   cause: complications from lung cancer surgery
typeface & logotype designer  George Abrams   did logos for B. Altman, Godiva Chocolates and Ballantine Beer; typefaces include: Abrams Venetian, Augereau & Caslon; brother of Harry Abrams
born on 9-3-1919 in New York, New York
expired 6-7-2001 in Manhasset, New York   age 81
aerial photo pioneer Dr.  Talbert Abrams
born on 8-17-1895 in Tekonsha, Michigan
expired 9-25-1990   age 95
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM 7.7%
1980 HA, MM12.5%

loud-mouthed former New York Rep. (1971-77)  Bella Savitsky Abzug
born on 7-24-1920 in New York, New York
expired 3-31-1998 in New York, New York   age 77   cause: complications from heart surgery
radio Easy Aces co-host (1928-45)  Goodman Ace   husband of Jane
born on 1-15-1899 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 3-25-1982 in New York, New York   age 83
radio Easy Aces co-host (1928-45)  Jane Ace   a master of malapropisms; wife of Goodman
¤born: Jane Sherwood 
born on 10-12-1905 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 11-11-1974 in New York, New York   age 74
malevolent dentist  David Johnson Acer   infected numerous patients with the AIDS virus prior to his own death
born on 11-11-1949 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 9-3-1990 in West Palm Beach, Florida   age 40   cause: AIDS
Truman Secretary of State (1949-53)  Dean Gooderham Acheson
born on 4-11-1893 in Middletown, Connecticut
expired 10-12-1971 in Sandy Spring, Maryland   age 78   cause: heart attack
silent film actress  Jean Acker   Rudolph Valentino's first wife
born on 10-23-1893 in Trenton, New Jersey
expired 8-16-1978 in Los Angeles, California   age 85
 Kathy Acker   bisexual former stripper into performance art & radical feminist rhetoric
born on 4-18-1947 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 11-30-1997 in Tijuana, Mexico   age 50   cause: medical quackery; breast cancer
sci-fi publicist  Forrest James Ackerman   first to abbreviate "science fiction" as "sci-fi" (1954); launched Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine (1958); created the Vampirella character (1958); awarded an honorary Hugo Award
born on 11-24-1916 in Hollywood, California
expired 12-4-2008 in Los Feliz, California   age 92   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005CSI4.3%
2006CSI3.3%
2008CSI3.1%
   Scored 5.8000 solo points

tv producer (I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke, Leave It To Beaver)  Harry S. Ackerman
born on 11-17-1912 in Albany, New York
expired 2-3-1991   age 78
country music legend  Roy Claxton Acuff   his band was called The Smokey Mountain Boys
born on 9-15-1903 in Maynardville, Tennessee
expired 11-23-1992   age 89
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA6.3%

character actress  Jean Adair   featured in Arsenic and Old Lace
born on 6-13-1873 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
expired 5-11-1953 in New York, New York   age 80
1976 gas well fire at Waters, MI; eventually extinguished by Adair oil/gas rig firefighter  Paul Neal "Red" Adair
born on 6-18-1915 in Houston, Texas
expired 8-7-2004 in Houston, Texas   age 89   cause: "natural causes"
   Contest Selectors
1979MM 7.7%
1980JH6.3%
2003CSI, JEDS11.1%
2004CSI, EOD11.1%
   Scored 4.8500 points

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1983 photographer  Ansel Easton Adams
born on 2-20-1902 in San Francisco, California
expired 4-22-1984 in Monterey, California   age 82
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM 7.7%
1980 HP, MM12.5%

Mercury Records co-founder  Berle Adams   co-founded label with Irving Green, Ray Greenberg & Art Talmadge
¤born: Beryl Adasky 
born on 6-11-1917 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-25-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 92
Carter Transportation secretary (1977-79)  Brockman Adams   also senator from Washington (1987-93) who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct
born on 1-13-1927 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 9-10-2004 in Stevensville, Maryland   age 77   cause: Parkinson's disease
New York Journal-American sports writer  Caswell Adams   credited with coining the term "Ivy League"
expired 12-9-1957 in Manhasset, New York   age 50
casting agent/character actress  Cecily April Adams   daughter of Don Adams; played Quark's mother Ishka (Moogie) on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; has lung & spinal cancer
¤Mrs. Jim Beaver 
born on 2-6-1958 in New York, New York
expired 3-3-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 46   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2004RR5.6%
   Scored 11.1000 solo points

Get Smart comic actor  Don Adams   played Maxwell Smart on Get Smart; the voice of Tennessee Tuxedo
¤born: Donald James Yarmy 
born on 4-13-1923 in New York, New York
expired 9-25-2005 in Beverly Hills, California   age 82   cause: lung infection; osteolymphoma
   Contest Selectors
2000SPAM14%
2003ABRA5.6%
2004RR5.6%
2005BYE, FA, SPAM13.0%
   Scored 4.9250 points

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and that's
our final answer
author  Douglas Noël Adams   wrote The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
born on 3-11-1952 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
expired 5-11-2001 in Santa Barbara, California   age 49   cause: heart attack
actress & comedienne  Edith "Edie" Adams   widow of Ernie Kovacs; played Daisy Mae in Broadway musical production of Li'l Abner (1956; received a Tony Award); appeared in May 1957 Playboy pictorial "Li'l Abner's Girls"; pitched Muriel Cigars on tv (1950s & 60s)
¤born: Edit Elizabeth Enke 
born on 4-16-1927 in Kingston, Pennsylvania
expired 10-15-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: pneumonia; cancer
   Contest Selectors
2007TFM3.2%

Eddie Adam's famous photo of Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing VC terrorist Nguyen Van Lem on the streets of Saigon during the Tet Offensive on February 1st, 1968
Associated Press photographer  Edward Thomas "Eddie" Adams I   won the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for his photograph of South Vietnamese National Police Force commander Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing VC terrorist Nguyen Van Lem on the streets of Saigon during the 1968 Tet Offensive
born on 6-12-1933 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania
expired 9-18-2004 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: ALS
New York Hearld-Tribune columnist  Franklin Pierce Adams   member of the Algonquin Round Table; panelist on Information Please radio show
born on 11-15-1881 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-23-1960 in New York, New York   age 78
cover of January 1956 'Playboy' featuring Jean Moorehead, shot by Hal Adamscover of March 1954 'Playboy' featuring Joanne Arnold, shot by Hal Adams glamour photographer  Hal Adams   shot a number of early Playboy centerfolds & covers
expired 12-??-2006   age 92
 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams   daughter of Edward Stratemeyer (the original Carolyn Keene)
born on 12-11-1892 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 3-27-1982   age 89
Borscht-belt comic  Joey Adams   husband of gossip columnist Cindy (Heller) Adams
¤born: Joseph Abramowitz 
born on 1-6-1911 in New York, New York
expired 12-2-1999 in New York, New York   age 88   cause: heart failure
to next U.S. president: Thomas Jeffersonto previous U.S. president: George Washington American revolutionary  John Adams   negotiated Treaty of Paris (1793) that ended the American Revolution; 1st U.S. Vice President (under Washington; 1789-1797); 2nd U.S. president (1797-1801); father of John Quincy Adams
born on 10-30-1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts
expired 7-4-1826 in Quincy, Massachusetts   age 90
formerArmy general counsel  John Gibbon Adams   had repeated clashes with the alcoholic sociopathic junior jackass from Wisconsin
born on 3-23-1912 in Ashland, Kentucky
expired 6-26-2003 in Dallas, Texas   age 91
politician  John Michael Geoffrey Manningham "Tom" Adams   prime minister of Barbados (1976-85)
born on 9-24-1931 in Barbados
expired 3-12-1985 in Bridgetown, Barbados   age 53   cause: heart attack
to next U.S. president: Andrew Jacksonto previous U.S. president: James Monroe 6th U.S. president (1825-29)  John Quincy Adams   son of John Adams
born on 7-11-1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts
expired 2-23-1848 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 80
actor  Jonathan Adams   was the narrator in the original The Rocky Horror Picture Show London stage play (1973) & Dr. E.V. Scott in The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie (1975)
born on 2-14-1931 in Northampton, England
expired 6-13-2005 in London, England   age 74
   Contest Selectors
2002RAVN9.1%
2003RAVN5.6%
2004RAVN5.6%

recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor World War II sergeant  Lucien Adams   Medal of Honor recipient
born on 10-26-1922 in Port Arthur, Texas
expired 3-31-2003 in San Antonio, Texas   age 80
character/voice actor  Mason Adams   played Charlie Hume on Lou Grant; delivered the tagline "With a name like Smucker's, it has to be good" in their commercials
born on 2-26-1919 in New York, New York
expired 4-26-2005 in New York, New York   age 86
Broadway actress  Maude Adams   portrayed Peter Pan in the original 1905 production
¤born: Maude Kiskadden 
born on 11-11-1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 7-17-1953 in Tannersville, New York   age 80
Thin Blue Line documentary subject  Randall Dale Adams   convicted of murder; exonerated by efforts of movie maker & tv reporters
born on 12-17-1948 in Grove City, Ohio
expired 10-30-2010 in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio   age 61   cause: brain tumor
poet  Sarah Fuller Flower Adams   wrote lyrics for hymn Nearer, My God, To Thee based upon Genesis 28: 10-22 (1840; first published 1841); music later arranged by Lowell Mason
born on 2-22-1805 in Harlow, Essex, England
expired 8-14-1848 in Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, England   age 43   cause: tuberculosis
lyricist  Stanley Adams   wrote Rollin' Down the River (to music by Fats Waller; 1930)
born on 8-14-1907
expired 1-27-1994   age 86
movie producer  Tony Adams   produced Victor/Victoria, 10 & the Pink Panther movies
born on 2-15-1953 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 10-22-2005 in New York, New York   age 52   cause: stroke
economist  Walter Adams   former Michigan State University president (1969); professor (1947-93)
born on 8-27-1922 in Vienna, Austria
expired 9-8-1998 in East Lansing, Michigan   age 76   cause: pancreatic cancer
Born Free co-author  George Adamson
born on --1906 in Dholpur, India
expired 8-20-1989 in Kora, Kenya   age 82
Born Free co-author (1960)  Joy Adamson
born on 1-20-1910 in Troppau, Austria-Hungary (now Opaua, Czechoslovakia)
expired 1-3-1980 in Shaba, Kenya   age 69   cause: mauled by lion
former Milwaukee Braves first baseman  Joseph W. "Joe" Adcock
born on 10-30-1927
expired 5-3-1999 in Coushatta, Louisiana   age 71   cause: Alzheimer's disease
 Lucille J. Adcock   last known survivor of the July 4, 1918 Columbia Steamboat sinking — Mississippi River near Peoria
born on 6-27-1900
expired 8-13-2006 in Pekin, Illinois   age 106
cartoonist  Charles Addams   gave us Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Pugsley, Wednesday, Thing, Cousin Itt and Lurch
born on 1-7-1912
expired 9-29-1988   age 76   cause: heart attack
social reformer  Laura Jane Addams   co-founded Hull House; shared the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize
born on 9-6-1860 in Cedarville, Illinois
expired 5-21-1935 in Chicago, Illinois   age 74   cause: cancer
jazz saxophonist  Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley   brother of Nat; his original nickname was "Cannibal" (because of his prodigious appetite) ... it eventually was corrupted into "Cannonball"
born on 9-15-1928 in Tampa, Florida
expired 8-8-1975 in Gary, Indiana   age 46   cause: complications from stroke
jazz cornetist & composer  Nathaniel C. Adderley   brother of Cannonball
born on 11-25-1931 in Tampa, Florida
expired 1-2-2000 in Lakeland, Florida   age 68   cause: complications from diabetes
composer  Richard Addinsell   wrote Warsaw Concerto (1941)
born on 1-13-1904 in Oxford, England
expired 11-15-1977 in London, England   age 73
cartoonist  Donald Gordon Addis   drew editorial for the "Evening Independent" & "St. Petersburg Times"; creator of the "Bent Offerings" strip (1988-1997); contributed cartoons to Playboy magazine (1959-99) — created their "Symbolic Sex" feature
born on 9-13-1935 in Hollywood, California
expired 11-29-2009 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 74   cause: lung cancer
music composer  John Addison   won an oscar for the musical score of Tom Jones (1963) and an Emmy for the theme to Murder, She Wrote
born on 3-16-1920 in West Cobham, England
expired 12-7-1998 in Bennington, Vermont   age 78   cause: stroke
butt of late night comedian jokes  Lois Crouch Matheny Addy   Strom Thurmond's baby sitter; retired teacher
born on 10-24-1892
expired 12-3-2001 in Saluda, South Carolina   age 109
former West German Chancellor  Konrad Adenauer
born on 1-5-1876 in Köln, Germany
expired 4-19-1967 in Rhondorf, Germany   age 91
 Cedric Donald Adkins   co-inventor of process that produces frozen concentrated orange juice (1946)
born on 9-7-1913 in Winter Haven, Florida
expired 6-3-2000 in Winter Haven, Florida   age 86
cult rockabilly singer  Hasil Adkins
born on 4-29-1937 in Boone County, West Virginia
expired 4-26-2005 in Madison, West Virginia   age 67
pro wrassler  Chris B. Adkisson   member of the family wrasslin' dynasty
¤aka: "Chris von Erich
born on 9-30-1969
expired 9-12-1991   age 21   cause: suicide
pro wrassler  David Adkisson   member of the family wrasslin' dynasty
¤aka: "David von Erich
expired 2-10-1984   age 25   cause: infection
pro wrassler  Jack B. "Fritz" Adkisson   patriarch of the family wrasslin' dynasty
¤aka: "Fritz von Erich
born on 8-16-1929
expired 9-10-1997 in Lake Dallas, Texas   age 68   cause: brain & lung cancer
pro wrassler  Kerry G. Adkisson   member of the family wrasslin' dynasty
¤aka: "Kerry von Erich
born on 2-3-1960
expired 2-18-1993   age 33   cause: suicide
pro wrassler  Mike Adkisson   member of the family wrasslin' dynasty
¤aka: "Mike von Erich
expired 4-12-1987   age 23   cause: suicide; drug overdose
Clyde & Soupy on the air WXYZ-TV film editor & accomplished pie-thrower  Clyde Adler   a regular on the Soupy Sales show "Lunch with Soupy", chucking pies, doing the puppetteering (White Fang, Black Tooth, Pookie, Hippie) & voicing various behind-the-door characters that always seem to have shown up on Soupy's doorstep loaded with pies & ready to fling
born on 1-24-1926 in Oak Park, Illinois
expired 9-4-1993 in Petoskey, Michigan   age 67
harmonica virtuoso  Hilliard Gerald "Jerry" Adler   brother of Larry Adler; was heard on the soundtracks of High Noon (1952), Shane (1953) & Mary Poppins (1964)
born on 10-30-1918 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 3-13-2010 in Ellenton, Florida   age 91   cause: prostate cancer
DC Comics staffer (1946-81)  Jack Adler   was a cousin of Howard Stern
born on 4-16-1918 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 9-18-2011 in Cambridge Heights, Queens County, New York   age 93
harmonica soloist  Lawrence Cecil "Larry" Adler   hounded out of U.S. during 1940s/50s Red Scare hysteria
born on 2-10-1914 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 8-6-2001 in London, England   age 87
actor  Luther Adler   second husband of Sylvia Sidney
¤real name: Lutha Adler 
born on 5-4-1903 in New York, New York
expired 12-8-1984 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania   age 81
former Sears, Roebuck & Co. president  Max Adler   donated the Adler Planetarium in Chicago (1930)
born on 5-12-1866 in Elgin, Illinois
expired 11-4-1952 in Beverly Hills, California   age 86
author/philosopher  Mortimer Jerome Adler   former Encyclopedia Britannica editor; complier of Great Books of the Western World
born on 12-28-1902 in New York, New York
expired 6-28-2001 in San Mateo, California   age 98
Zenith Radio/TV engineer  Robert Adler   came up with the second remote control device for tvs — the Space Command — that used ultrasonic sound generated by small metal bars stuck by hammers in the device to change channels, etc (in a pinch loose change & car keys could also do the trick)
born on 12-4-1913 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary
expired 2-15-2007 in Boise, Idaho   age 93   cause: heart failure
acting teacher  Stella Adler
born on 2-10-1902 in New York, New York
expired 12-21-1992   age 91
NYC mobster  Joe Adonis
¤real name: Giuseppe Antonio Doto 
born on 11-22-1902 in Montemarano, Italy
expired 11-26-1971 in Ancona, Italy   age 69   cause: heart failure
Dr.  Edgar Douglas Adrian   shared the 1932 Nobel prize in medicine for discoveries regarding the functions of neurons
born on 11-30-1889 in London, England
expired 8-8-1977 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 87
professional wrassler  William Richard Afflis
¤aka: "Dick the Bruiser
born on 6-27-1929 in Lafayette, Indiana
expired 11-10-1991 in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida   age 62   cause: internal hemorrhaging from ruptured blood vessel in esophagus
widower  Begum Aga Kahn III
¤born: Yvette Blanche Labrousse 
born on 2-15-1906 in Sète, France
expired 7-1-2000 in Le Cannet, Alpes-Maritimes, France   age 94
former League of Nations president (1937)  Aga Khan III
¤title: Aga Sultan Sir Mohammed Shah 
born on 11-2-1877 in Karachi, India
expired 7-11-1957 in Versoix, Switzerland   age 79
actor  John G. Agar   briefly married to Shirley Temple
born on 1-31-1921 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-7-2002 in Burbank, California   age 81   cause: emphysema
   Contest Selectors
2002 JAC9.1%
   Scored 6.9000 solo points

Assyrian-American football great  Alexander Arrasi Agase   an All-American guard & linebacker for Illinois (1942) & Purdue (1943); coached at Northwestern (1964-72), replacing Ara Parseghian when he left for Notre Dame & Purdue (1973-76); also was athletic director at Eastern Michigan (1977-81) and a volunteer assistant for Bo Schembechler at Michigan; elected to the College Football Hall of Fame
born on 3-27-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-3-2007 in Tarpon Springs, Florida   age 85
novelist, poet, critic, film writer  James Rufus Agee
born on 11-27-1909 in Knoxville, Tennessee
expired 5-17-1955 in New York, New York   age 45
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in August 1975 former CIA agent  Philip Burnett Franklin Agee   a critic of U.S. foreign policy; wrote books, one of which "named names" of agency operatives (1975)
born on 7-19-1935
expired 1-7-2008 in Havana, Cuba   age 72   cause: ulcer surgery
   Contest Selectors
2008SPAM3.1%
   Scored 7.8000 solo points

tunesmith  Milton Ager   co-wrote Ain't She Sweet (1927) & Happy Days Are Here Again for movie Chasing Rainbows (1929)
born on 10-6-1893 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-6-1979 in Inglewood, California   age 85
industrialist  Giovanni "Gianni" Agnelli   chairman of FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino; 1960-present); grandson of company founder
born on 3-12-1921 in Turin, Italy
expired 1-24-2003 in Turin, Italy   age 81   cause: complications from prostate cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979HP7.7%
2003 CSI5.6%
   Scored 6.9000 solo points

retired Western Electric installer  John "Jack" Agnew   was with a group of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborn Division, that was known as the "Filthy Thirteen"; it is said that this group was the basis for the "Dirty Dozen"
born on 1-2-1922 in Belfast, Northern Ireland
expired 4-8-2010 in Abington, Pennsylvania   age 88
Nixon Vice President (1969-72)  Spiro Theodore Agnew   resigned in disgrace; made a number of speeches using the phrases "nattering nabobs of negativism" (written for him by William Safire) & "pusillanimous pussyfooters" and "vicars of vacillation" (written for him by Pat Buchanan)
born on 11-9-1918 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 9-17-1996 in Berlin, Maryland   age 77   cause: acute leukemia
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS 7.7%

tv talking head  Martin Zama Agronsky
born on 1-12-1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 7-25-1999 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 84   cause: congestive heart failure
Equadorian president (1979-81)  Jaime Roldoó Aguilera
born on 11-5-1940 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
expired 5-24-1981 in Guachanama, Ecuador   age 40   cause: plane crash
Philippine General  Emilio Aguinaldo   leader of revolt against Spain in 1894; first Philippine president in 1899
born on 3-22-1869 in Cavite, The Philippines
expired 2-6-1964 in Manila, The Philippines   age 94
former Detroit Tigers pitcher  Henry J. "Hank" Aguirre
born on 1-31-1931
expired 9-5-1994   age 63
World War II Dutch Nazi  Anton Christiaan "Tonny" Ahlers   believed to be the person that turned in to the Nazis the Jewish families being hidden at 263 Prinsengracht Street
born on 12-29-1917 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
expired 8-4-2000   age 82
to _ Playmate of Monthto June 1958 Playmate of Month Playboy July 1958 Playmate of Month  Linné Nanette Ahlstrand
born on 7-1-1936 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-18-1967 in Pasadena, California   age 30   cause: cancer
Harrisburg 7 terrorist  Eqbal Ahmad
born on --1932 in Bihar State, India
expired 5-11-1999 in Islamabad, Pakistan   age 67   cause: heart failure; colon cancer surgery
character actor  Philip Ahn   played Master Kan on Kung Fu tv series (1972-75)
¤born: Pil Lip Ahn 
born on 3-29-1905 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-28-1978 in Los Angeles, California   age 72   cause: complications from lung surgery
The Exodus 1947, loaded with concentration camp survivors  Yitzhak "Ike" Ahronovitch   was the captain of the Exodus 1947 vessel that attempted to transport Jewish refugees from Europe to Palestine
¤Ike Aranne 
born on --1923 in Łódź, Poland
expired 12-23-2009 in Hadera, Israel   age 86
poet  Conrad Aiken   won 1930 Pulitzer Prize for poetry
born on 8-5-1889 in Savannah, Georgia
expired 8-7-1973 in Savannah, Georgia   age 84   cause: heart attack
Harvard professor (1939-61) Dr.  Howard Hathaway Aiken   built Mark I computer (1944)
born on 3-8-1900 in Hoboken, New Jersey
expired 3-14-1973 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 73
choreographer  Alvin Ailey
born on 1-5-1931 in Rogers, Texas
expired 12-1-1989   age 58
Nepalese  Queen Aishwarya Rajya Laxmi Devi Rana   mother of assassin/"king" Dipendra
born on 11-7-1949 in Lazimpath, Nepal
expired 6-1-2001 in Katmandu, Nepal   age 51   cause: shot to death by Crown Prince Dipendra
 Margaret Ann Aitcheson   Tipper Gore's mother
¤née: Carlson 
born on --1924 in Battle Creek, Michigan
expired 10-15-2001 in Alexandria, Virginia   age 77
siesmologist Dr.  Keiiti Aki   developed the concept of the "seismic moment" to describe the magnitude of an earthquake (1960s)
born on 3-3-1930 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
expired 5-17-2005 in Réunion Island, Indian Ocean   age 75   cause: brain hemorrhage; fall
actor  Claude Akins
born on 5-25-1918 in Nelson, Georgia
expired 1-27-1994 in Altadena, California   age 75
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright  Zoë Akins   wrote play How To Marry a Millionaire
born on 10-30-1886 in Humansville, Missouri
expired 10-29-1958 in Los Angeles, California   age 71
horror movie producer  Moustapha Akkad   produced the Halloween movies
born on 7-1-1930 in Aleppo, Syria
expired 11-11-2005 in Amman, Jordan   age 75   cause: terrorist bombing
former Syrian President (1970-2000)  Hafez al-Assad   led the 1971 coup that installed him as "president"
¤born: Hafez Wahsh
nickname: "Douche-bhag" 
born on 10-6-1930 in Qardaha, Latakia Province, French Mandate Syria
expired 6-10-2000 in Damascus, Syria   age 69   cause: heart attack; pulmonary fibrosis; priapism; incontinence; puss-inflamed nipples
   Contest Selectors
2000 IVY, RR, TEX43%
   Scored 6.2250 points

mooslim cleric/al-Qaeda terrorist  Anwar al-Awlaki   no longer recruiting other terrorists
¤born: Anwar Nasser Abdulla Aulaqi 
born on 4-22-1971 in Las Cruces, New Mexico
expired 9-30-2011 in Khasaf, Jawf province, Yemen   age 40   cause: assassinated; blow'd up by CIA drone mmissle
Saddam stooge/co-defendant  Awad Ahmed al-Bandar al-S'adun   former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court
born on 1-2-1945 in Sa'dun, Iraq
expired 1-15-2007 in Baghdad, Iraq   age 62   cause: executed; hanged
   Contest Selectors
2007JCM, RAVN, WEP, 4GUE12.9%
   Scored 6.6125 points

to next Pope: Innocent XIIIto previous Pope: Innocent XII Catholic Church leader (1700-1721)  Giovanni Francesco Albani   elected 244th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church November 23, 1700
¤Pope Clement XI 
born on 7-23-1649 in Urbino, Italy
expired 3-19-1721 in Rome, Italy   age 71
international terrorist  Sabry Khalil al-Banna   various sources say he suffered from bone cancer, heart disease, diabetes & alcoholism
¤nom de guerre: Abu Nidal 
born on 5--1937 in Jaffa, Palestine
expired 8-16-2002 in Baghdad, Iraq   age 65   cause: "multiple unexplained gunshot wounds to the head"
wrassler "Captain"  Louis Vincent Albano   also "managed" in the WWF
born on 7-29-1933 in Mount Vernon, New York
expired 10-14-2009 in Carmel, New York   age 76
   Contest Selectors
2004EOD, RAVN11.1%
2005SLIM4.3%

 Prince Albert   husband of British Queen Victoria I; no, she didn't keep him "in a can"; father of Edward VII
¤full name: Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel Saxe-Coburg und Gotha 
born on 8-26-1819 in Rosenau, Bavaria, Germany
expired 12-14-1861 in Windsor, England   age 42   cause: typhoid fever
retired House Speaker (1971-76)  Carl Bert Albert   grew up in the hamlet of Bug Tussle (near McAlester)
born on 5-10-1908 in McAlester, Oklahoma
expired 2-4-2000 in McAlester, Oklahoma   age 91
actor  Edward Laurence Albert   played lead role in Butterflies are Free movie & Zayra in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode A Man Alone (1993)
born on 2-20-1951
expired 9-22-2006 in Malibu, California   age 55   cause: lung cancer
Eddie Floors it ... feel the power! Arnold Ziffel's pal actor  Edward "Eddie" Albert Sr.   celebrity spokesperson for Hoyt-Clagwell lawn tractors
¤born: Edward Albert Heimberger 
born on 4-22-1906 in Rock Island, Illinois
expired 5-26-2005 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 99   cause: pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
2000KLS, RR, SPAM43%
2001DTM, KLS, NFG, ROTS50%
2002CMH, DTM, JAC27.3%
2003ABRA, COCO, CSI, DTM, KLS, PCD, RAVN, TAP44.4%
2004ABRA, ANG, CSI, DTM, KLS, NFG, RAVN, RIE, RR, TAP55.6%
2005ADWC, ANG, BOD, CSI, DTM, FA, KLS, MOT, NFG, PCD, QKU, RIE, RR, SPAM, SPIT, TMD69.6%
   Scored 2.6001 points

former college/pro quarterback  Frankie Albert   noted for his success with the T-formation
born on 1-27-1920 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-4-2002 in Palo Alto, California   age 82   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
toy designer  Judith F. Albert   redesigned the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls for mass production by Coleco
born on 9-30-1938
expired 7-20-1998 in Mill Neck, New York   age 59   cause: breast cancer
Stewie burns a legal document  Stewart Edward "Stew" Albert   a co-founder of the Yippie Party
born on 12-4-1939 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-30-2006 in Portland, Oregon   age 66   cause: liver cancer
Four Aces singer & group co-founder  Al Alberts   the group sang two Academy Award-winning songs: Three Coins in the Fountain (1954; from the movie of the same title) & Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955; also from the movie of the same name)
¤born: Al Albertini 
born on 8-10-1922 in Chester, Pennsylvania
expired 11-27-2009 in Arcadia, Florida   age 87   cause: complications from kidney failure
movie & tv actor  Frank Albertson   played RT-42 in Just Imagine (1930)
born on 2-2-1909 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota
expired 2-29-1964 in Santa Monica, California   age 55
actor  Jack Albertson   co-starred on Chico and the Man tv series; Best Supporting actor recipient for The Subject Was Roses (1968); in 1964 won a Tony for playing the same role in the stage production
born on 6-16-1910 in Malden, Massachusetts
expired 11-25-1981 in Hollywood Hills, California   age 74   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH 7.7%
1980 BD, DR, EB, JH25.0%

 Kathryn McCurry Albertson   widow of grocery store chain founder
born on 8-27-1908 in Boise, Idaho
expired 4-30-2002   age 93
novelist  Martha Albrand   wrote After Midnight (1948; made into movie) & Desperate Moment (1953)
¤real name: Heidi Huberta Freybe Loewengard
Mrs. Sydney J. Lamon 
born on 9-8-1914 in Rostock, Germany
expired 6-24-1981 in New York, New York   age 66
jackass retailer  Theodor Paul Albrecht   owned the U.S. Aldi stores (founded chain with brother Karl) + Trader Jacks
born on 3-28-1922 in Essen, Germany
expired 7-23-2010 in Essen, Germany   age 88
actress  Louise Allbritton   appeared as Harriett Putnam in The Egg and I (1947) & Edna Philby in Sitting Pretty (1948)
¤aka: Mrs. Charles Collingwood 
born on yy7-3-1920 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
expired 2-16-1979 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico   age 58   cause: cancer
former Army Air Corps captain  Charles Donald "Don" Albury   co-pilot of Bockscar, the plane that nuked Nagasaki; he also piloted The Great Artiste, one of the observation planes, when Hiroshima was nuked
born on 10-12-1920 in Miami, Florida
expired 5-23-2009 in Orlando, Florida   age 88   cause: congestive heart failure
Egyptian geezer  Youssef Mohamed Attia al-Chadhli   one-time carpenter who never saw a doctor
expired 2-1-2003 in Damietta, Egypt   age 122
illustrator  John E. Alcorn
born on 2-10-1935
expired 1-15-1992   age 56
author  Louisa May Alcott   wrote Little Women and Little Men
born on 11-29-1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania
expired 3-6-1888   age 55
 Kurt Alder   1950 Nobel chemistry laureate (shared award with his former teacher Otto Diels)
born on 7-10-1902 in Königshütte, Upper Silesia, Germany
expired 6-20-1958 in Köln, Germany   age 55
oldest U.S. Olympian  Frederick P. Alderman   won gold medal in 1928 games 1,600 meter relays
born on 6-24-1905 in Lansing, Michigan
expired 9-15-1998 in Social Circle, Georgia   age 93
An Alderson family portrait inventor  Samuel W. Alderson   founded Alderson Research Labs to build human simulacra — anthropomorphic test devices (dummies) for use in testing ejection seats (1952); built first automobile crash test dummy (1960; remember Vince & Larry in auto safety commercials of the 70s & 80s)
born on 10-21-1914 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 2-11-2005 in Marina del Rey, California   age 90   cause: pneumonia; myelofibrosis
Waco, Texas pharmacist  Charles Courtice Alderton   created the Dr Pepper soft drink (1885)
born on 6-21-1857 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 5-29-1941 in Waco, Texas   age 83
retired Lansing State Journal sports editor (1923-62)  George S. Alderton   in 1926 was first to use nickname "Spartans" in reference to Michigan Agricultural College sports teams (suggested to him by baseball team catcher Perry J. Fremont)
born on 9-21-1897
expired 2-19-1993 in Traverse City, Michigan   age 95   cause: myocardial failure
to next Pope: Leo XIto previous Pope: Innocent IX Catholic Church leader (1592-1605)  Ippolito Aldobrandini   elected 232nd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church January 30, 1592
¤Pope Clement VIII 
born on 3-??-1536 in Fano, Italy
expired 3-5-1605 in Rome, Italy   age 68
movie director  Robert Aldrich   made Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Hush ... Hush, Sween Charlotte (1964), The Dirty Dozen (1967) & The Longest Yard (1974); a cousin of Nelson Rockefeller
born on 8-9-1918 in Cranston, Rhode Island
expired 12-5-1983 in Los Angeles, California   age 64   cause: kidney failure
retired Air Force Colonel  Edwin Eugene Aldrin Sr.   a founder of the Air Force Institute of Technology; father of astronaut
born on 4-12-1896
expired 12-28-1974 in San Francisco, California   age 78
poet  Vincente Pio Marcelino Cirilo Aleixandre y Merlo   won 1977 Nobel prize in literature
born on 4-26-1898 in Seville, Spain
expired 12-14-1984 in Madrid, Spain   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

former Yukos vice president  Vasily Georgievich Aleksanyan
born on 12-15-1972
expired 10-3-2011 in Dozhd, Russia   age 38   cause: AIDS
   Contest Selectors
2010DTM3.7%

former Brazilian vice president  José Alencar Gomes da Silva
born on 10-17-1931 in Itamuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil
expired 3-29-2011 in São Paulo, Brazil   age 79   cause: multiple organ failure; abdominal cancer
   Contest Selectors
2010DTM, RAVN, WEP11.1%

 Odysseus Alepoudhelis   was the 1979 Nobel literature laureate
¤pen name: Odysseus Elytis 
born on 11-2-1911 in Iráklion, Crete
expired 3-18-1996 in Athens, Greece   age
former character actor  Frank Alesi   appeared in Bikini Beach (1964), Pajama Party (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) & The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966); became a tv director on the Captain Kangaroo kiddie show; then became a horse breeder
born on 1-4-1944 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-27-2011 in Carlsbad, California   age 67   cause: heart attack
character actor  Frank Aletter   was once marrried to Lee Meriwether; played the husband on the Cara Williams Show (1964-5)
born on 1-14-1925 in Queens, New York, New York
expired 5-13-2009 in Tarzana, California   age 83   cause: cancer
founding Stooges bass guitarist  David Michael "Dave" Alexander   fired from the band after showing up for a gig too drunk to perform
born on 6-3-1947 in Whitmore Lake, Michigan
expired 2-10-1975 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 27   cause: pulmonary edema; pancreatitis; alcoholism
circus aerialist  Fay Alexander   one of the few people to perform a triple somersault (and live)
born on --1924 in Seattle, Washington
expired 7-16-1999 in Sarasota, Florida   age 75   cause: lung cancer
baseball pitcher  Grover Cleveland "Pete" Alexander
born on 2-26-1887 in Elba, Nebraska
expired 11-4-1950 in Saint Paul, Minnesota   age 63
bank clerk & part-time jazz band leader  Jack Alexander   said to have inspired 1911 Irving Berlin song Alexander's Ragtime Band
expired 7-1-1958 in Hewlett, New York   age 74
journalist  Shana Alexander   daughter of song writer Milton Ager (subject of 1927 song Ain't She Sweet); did commentary on 60 Minutes opposite James J. Kilpatrick (1975-79)
born on 10-6-1925 in New York, New York
expired 6-23-2005 in Hermosa Beach, California   age 79   cause: cancer
Macedonian conquerer  Alexander the Great   founded Alexandria, Egypt
born on 9-20-356 BC
expired 6-13-323 BC   age 32
radio broadcasting pioneer  Ernst Frederick Werner Alexanderson   under Reginald Fessenden's direction built first high frequency alternator, making possible the first voice broadcast (12/24/1906); became chief engineer of RCA when it was created (1923); holder of 322 patents; invented first home television (1927)
born on 1-25-1878 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden
expired 5-14-1975 in Schenectady, New York   age 97
United States Lines fleet commodore  Leroy John Alexanderson   last captain of the S.S. United States passenger liner (1955-60)
born on 6-27-1910 in New York, New York
expired 2-29-2004 in Hampton, Virginia   age 93
exiled Yugoslav  Queen Alexandra   widow of Peter II
born on 3-25-1921 in Athens, Greece
expired 1-30-1993 in East Sussex, England   age 71
Grand Duchess  Zenia Alexandrovna   eldest sister of Czar Nicholas II
expired 4-20-1960 in London, England   age 85
songwriter, pianist, singer  Johnny Alf   wrote "delicately swinging music" that is considered a precursor to the bossa nova
¤born: Alfredo José da Silva 
born on 5-19-1929 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
expired 3-4-2010 in Santo André, Brazil   age 80   cause: prostate cancer
Saudi sheik/village idiot  Mohammed al-Fassi   in 1978 cheesed-off his Beverly Hills Sunset Blvd neighbors by painting the mansion & statuary garish colors
expired 12-24-2002 in Cairo, Egypt   age 50   cause: infected hernia
former Argentine president (1983-89)  Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín Foulkes
born on 3-12-1927 in Chascomús, Argentina
expired 3-31-2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 82   cause: lung cancer
British Army Major  Kenneth Joseph Alford   used his pseudonym to write military marches, the most famous of which is Colonel Bogey (1914)
¤real name: Frederick Joseph Ricketts 
born on 2-21-1881 in London, England
expired 5-15-1945 in Redgate, Surrey, England   age 64
actor  W. Lamar Alford
born on 10-11-1944
expired 3-29-1991   age 46
to next English ruler: Edward the Elderto previous English ruler: Ethelred I English King (871-899)  Alfred the Great   last son of Ethelwulf to ascend to the throne
born on --849
expired 10-28-899 in Wantage, Berkshire, England   age 50
plasma physicist  Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén   shared the 1970 Nobel physics laureate for his work in magneto hydrodynamics
born on 5-30-1908 in Norrköoping, Sweden
expired 4-2-1995 in Djursholm, Sweden   age 86
Swedish composer  Hugo Alfven
born on 5-1-1872 in Stockholm, Sweden
expired 5-8-1960 in Faluns, Sweden   age 88
novelist  Nelson Algren   wrote A Walk on the Wild Side & The Man with the Golden Arm (1949)
¤born: Nelson Algren Abraham 
born on 3-28-1909 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 5-9-1981 in Sag Harbor, New York   age 72   cause: heart attack
Shiite poobah  Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim   leader of SIIC
born on --1950 in Najaf, Iraq
expired 8-26-2009 in Tehran, Iran   age 59   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2008LMLD, RAVN6.3%
2009DTM, LMLD, RAVN10.0%
   Scored 7.2250 points

Washington, D.C. restauranteur  Mahaboob Ben Ali   founded Ben's Chili Bowl Diner (1958) on U Street, NW
born on 6-13-1927 in San Juan, Trinidad
expired 10-7-2009 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 82   cause: congestive heart failure
Jordanian  Queen Alia   3rd wife of Hussein
¤born: Alia Toukan 
born on 12-25-1948 in Egypt
expired 2-9-1977 in Tafileh, Jordan   age 28   cause: helicopter crash
 Princess Alice   last grandchild of Queen Victoria; daughter of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany & Princess Helene of Waldeck-Pyrmont
¤title: Countess of Athlone 
born on 2-25-1883 in Windsor Castle, England
expired 1-3-1981 in London, England   age 97
poet  Dante Alighieri   wrote The Divine Comedy (1307-21)
born on 5-27-1265 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
expired 9-14-1321 in Ravenna, Italy   age 56
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in March 1972 community organizer  Saul David Alinsky   wrote Rules for Radicals (1971)
born on 1-30-1909 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-12-1972 in Carmel, California   age 63   cause: heart attack
former San Francisco mayor  Joseph Lawrence Alioto
born on 2-12-1916 in San Francisco, California
expired 1-29-1998 in San Francisco, California   age 81   cause: pneumonia; prostate cancer
 Joan Alison   co-wrote unproduced 1938 play Everybody Comes to Rick's; it became the 1942 movie Casablanca
¤full name: Joan Alison Appleton 
born on 5-3-1901
expired 3-30-1992 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, New York   age 90
Texas death row inmate  Franklin DeWayne Alix Sr.
¤number 999286 
born on 8-6-1975
expired 3-30-2010 in Huntsville, Texas   age 34   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2010ADWC, DFFC, DTM, JCM, OIE, PCD, RAVN25.9%
   Scored 9.1391 points

former Soviet Secret Police general  Heydar Alirza Aliyev   took advantage of military mutiny & booted previous president; president of Azerbaijan (1993-2003)
born on 5-10-1923 in Nakhichevan, Azerbaijan
expired 12-12-2003 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 80   cause: congestive heart failure
head of state/ruler Sheik  Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa
¤title: Emir of Bahrain 
born on 6-3-1933 in al-Jasrah, Bahrain
expired 3-6-1999 in Manama, Bahrain   age 65
Baghdad mathematics professor  Muhammad ibn Musa abu Abdullah al-Khowarizmi al-Madjusial-Qutrubulli   wrote several mathematics textbooks; introduced Hindu numerals to the arab world (0, 1, 2, etc.); his name is an eponym for a carefully described procedure/process: algorithm
born on --780 in Khorezm (now Urgench, Uzbekistan)
expired ??-??-850   age 70
economist  Maurice Félix Charles Allais   recipient of the 1988 Nobel Prize in economics
born on 5-31-1911 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 10-10-2010 in Saint-Cloud, France   age 99
   Contest Selectors
2006WEP3.3%
2007RR, WEP6.5%
2008RR, SPAM, WEP9.4%
2009RR, WEP6.7%
2010RR, WEP7.4%
   Scored 3.8500 points

movie producer and radio actor  William Alland   played the newsreel reporter trying to find out the meaning of Rosebud in Citizen Kane; produced It Came From Outer Space, This Island Earth (1955) and Creature From the Black Lagoon
born on 3-4-1916 in Delmare, Delaware
expired 11-10-1997 in Long Beach, California   age 81   cause: heart disease
director  Alfred Lewis Allen   directed The Uninvited (1944) & Suddenly (1954)
born on 12-25-1905 in Oakergates, Shropshire, England
expired 5-3-2000 in Santa Monica, California   age 94
California death row inmate  Clarence Ray Allen
born on 1-16-1930 in Blair, Oklahoma
expired 1-17-2006 in San Quentin, California   age 76   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2006BOD, OIE, PCD, RAVN, RR, SPIT, TWOS23.3%
   Scored 4.9391 points

actor/director  Corey Allen   played Buzz in Rebel Without a Cause; helped cast the series regulars of Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as directing the series pilot ("Encounter at Farpoint"; 1987) and episodes "Home Soil" (1988), "Final Mission" (1990), "The Game" (1991) & "Journey's End" (1994); also directed a number of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes: "Captive Pursuit" (1993), "The Circle", "Paradise" & "The Maquis: Part 2" (all 1994)
¤real name: Alan David Cohen 
born on 6-29-1934 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 6-27-2010 in Hollywood, California   age 75   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
former Holy Cross football coach  Dan Allen
born on 12-7-1955
expired 5-16-2004 in Westboro, Massachusetts   age 48   cause: multiple chemical sensitivity
   Contest Selectors
2004RAVN5.6%
   Scored 10.2000 solo points

one of whis wackier roles familiar voice  Dayton Allen   provided the voice of Deputy Dawg, Heckle and Jeckle, as well as being Mr. Bungle on Winky Dink and You & mayor Phineas T. Bluster on Howdy Doodie
¤born: Dayton Allen Bolke 
born on 9-24-1919 in New York, New York
expired 11-11-2004 in Hendersonville, North Carolina   age 85   cause: stroke
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%

former University of Kansas basketball coach (1908-09 & 1920-56)  Forrest Claire "Phog" Allen   a practicing osteopath; helped make basketsball an Olympic sport (1936)
born on 11-18-1885 in Jamesport, Missouri
expired 9-16-1974 in Lawrence, Kansas   age 88
"Great White Hunter"  Frank Maurice "Bunny" Allen
born on 4-17-1906 in Berkshire, England
expired 1-2-2002 in Lamu Island, Kenya   age 95   cause: "natural causes"
comedian and early What's My Line panelist  Fred Allen
¤real name: John Florence Sullivan 
born on 5-31-1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 3-17-1956 in New York, New York   age 61   cause: heart attack
football coach  George Herbert Allen
born on 4-29-1922 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
expired 12-31-1990   age 72
radio, tv, movie comedienne  Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen   wife & comedy partner of George Burns
¤aka: "Gracie", as in "say goodnight Gracie";  
born on 7-26-1906 in San Francisco, California
expired 8-27-1964 in Hollywood, California   age 58
Motown drummer  Howard Richard "Pistol" Allen   worked for AC Delco before joining Motown
born on 8-12-1932 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 6-30-2002 in Detroit, Michigan   age 69   cause: cancer
disaster movie producer  Irwin Allen   Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Towering Inferno; also produced the Lost in Space tv series
born on 6-12-1916 in New York, New York
expired 11-2-1991   age 75
former Atlanta mayor (1962-70)  Ivan Earnest Allen Jr.
born on 3-15-1911 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 7-2-2003 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 92
 Jay Presson Allen   adapted the novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie for the stage (1966) & screen (1969); she did the screen adaptations of Marnie & Cabaret (1972)
born on 3-3-1922 in Fort Worth, Texas
expired 5-1-2006 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 84   cause: stroke
Broadway producer  Lewis M. Allen   produced Annie (1977-83), I'm Not Rapaport (1986) & Master Class (1996) — all three shows won Tony Awards
born on 6-27-1922 in Berryville, Virginia
expired 12-8-2003 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: pancreatic cancer
logger  Louis Allen
born on --1922 in Amite County, Mississippi
expired 1-31-1964 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi   age 43   cause: murdered; shotgun blasts to head
baseball announcer  Mel Allen
¤born: Melvin Allen Israel 
born on 2-14-1913 in Johns, Alabama
expired 6-16-1996 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 83
singer  Peter Woolnough Allen
born on 2-10-1944 in Tenterfield, Australia
expired 6-18-1992   age 48
theater historian  Ralph G. Allen   wrote a revue based upon old vaudeville sketches; at a leacture he read from the script & a producer (Harry Rigby) approached him and they eventually came up with "Sugar Babies"
born on 1-7-1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 9-9-2004 in New York, New York   age 70   cause: heart ailment; diabetes
singing cowboy actor  Rex Elvie Allen Sr.   narrated some 1940s and 1950s Disney nature films
born on 12-31-1921 in Willcox, Arizona
expired 12-17-1999 in Tucson, Arizona   age 77   cause: run over by car
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA6.3%

song writer  Robert Allen   co-wrote Chances Are & Home for the Holidays
born on 2-5-1927 in Troy, New York
expired 10-1-2000 in Quogue, New York   age 73   cause: colon cancer
political columnist  Robert Sharon Allen   co-founder of Washington Merry-Go-Round column (1932)
born on 7-14-1900 in Latonia, Kentucky
expired 2-23-1981 in Georgetown, Maryland   age 80   cause: suicide; self-inflicted gunshot wound; cancer
English beat group member  Rod Allen   a co-founder of The Fortunes
¤born: Rodney Bainbridge 
born on 3-31-1944 in Leicester, England
expired 1-10-2008 in Covenrty, England   age 63   cause: liver cancer
   Contest Selectors
2008RAVN3.1%
   Scored 8.7000 solo points

Georgia geezer  Rosa Allen
born on 5-17-1886
expired 1-26-2001 in College Park, Georgia   age 114
yodeling radio cowgirl  Rosalie Allen
¤real name: Julia Marlene Bedra
Mrs. Malcolm McGlasson 
born on 6-27-1924 in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
expired 9-23-2003 in Palmdale, California   age 79   cause: heart failure; diabetes
nudie-movie "actress"  Rusty Allen   played Pamela Walker in Daughter of the Sun; also appeared in Girl Happy & The Sexperts
¤born: Terri Kay Cooper 
born on 3-10-1944 in Texas
expired 11-1-2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 60
Guinness Book tallest woman  Sandra Elaine "Sandy" Allen   surgery halted her growth at 7 feet 7¼ inches
born on 6-18-1955 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-13-2008 in Shelbyville, Indiana   age 53   cause: blood infection; kidney failure; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2004CSI5.6%

to next `Tonight Show' host: Jack Paar original Tonight Show host  Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen Sr.
born on 12-26-1921 in New York, New York
expired 10-30-2000 in Encino, California   age 78   cause: heart attack; hemopericardium
   Contest Selectors
2000 BOD14%
   Scored 7.2000 solo points

Oklahoma death row inmate  Wanda Jean Allen
born on 8-17-1959
expired 1-11-2001 in McAlester, Oklahoma   age 41   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 TEX12½%
   Scored 10.9000 solo points

dentist & former Chilean Marxist president Dr.  Salvador Allende Gossens   overthrown in CIA-aided coup
born on 7-26-1908 in Valparaiso, Chile
expired 9-11-1973 in Santiago, Chile   age 65   cause: suicide; assault rifle in mouth
   Contest Selectors
1980 JH

al-Qaeda muckety muck  Abu Laith al-Libi   supposedly the number 3 or 4 man in the terrorist network
born on --1967 in Libya
expired 1-28-2008 in Mir Ali, North Waziristan, Pakistan   age 41   cause: Predator drone missile
World War I veteran  Henry William Allingham   had briefly been the oldest man in the world
born on 6-6-1896 in London, England
expired 7-18-2009 in Ovingdean, West Sussex, England   age 113
   Contest Selectors
2006SPIT3.3%
2007SPIT3.2%
2008DFFC, SPAM, SPIT9.4%
2009DFFC, DTM, PCD10.0%
   Scored 1.8250 points

NASCAR driver  Clifford L. Allison
born on 10-20-1964
expired 8-6-1992 in Brooklyn, Michigan   age 27   cause: race car crash
race car driver  David Carl "Davey" Allison
born on 2-25-1961
expired 7-13-1993   age 32
Kukla's friend  Frances Allison
born on 11-20-1924 in La Porte City, Iowa
expired 6-13-1989   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1980 DO6.3%

blues guitar player  Luther Allison
born on 8-18-1939
expired 8-12-1997 in Madison, Wisconsin   age 57   cause: lung cancer & brain tumors
oldest Delaware geezer  Mary M. Allison
born on 8-15-1886 in Sussex County, Delaware
expired 12-4-2000 in New Castle, Delaware   age 114
former Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins outfielder (1958-70)  William Robert "Bobby" Allison   1959 Rookie of the Year
born on 7-11-1934 in Raytown, Missouri
expired 4-9-1995 in Rio Verde, Arizona   age 60   cause: ataxia
character actress  Elvia Allman   was the original "voice" of Clarabelle the Cow in commercials; played Cora Dithers on the Blondie tv series, the Librarian in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) & busybody Elverna Bradshaw on The Beverly Hillbillies
born on 9-19-1904 in Enochville, North Carolina
expired 3-6-1992 in Santa Monica, California   age 87   cause: pneumonia
singing voice of Mr. Ed  Sheldon Allman   co-wrote tv themes for George of the Jungle cartoon & Let's Make a Deal game show
born on 6-8-1924 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-22-2002 in Culver City, California   age 77   cause: heart failure
Israeli military/political leader  Yigal Allon
¤born: Yigal Paicovich 
born on 10-10-1918 in Kfar Tabor, Palestine
expired 2-29-1980 in Afula, Israel   age 61   cause: heart attack
tv/movie sound editor  Wayne Allwine   was the third person to voice Mickey Mouse (1976-2007; following Walt & James Macdonald)
born on 2-7-1947 in Glendale, California
expired 5-18-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 62   cause: complications from diabetes
tv producer  William Allyn   produced Peyton Place in the 1960s
born on 1-27-1927 in New York, New York
expired 1-3-1999   age 71   cause: heart disease
actress  June Allyson   ended up skilling adult diapers on tv (Depends)
¤born: Ella Geisman 
born on 10-7-1917 in Lucerne, New York
expired 7-8-2006 in Ojai, California   age 88   cause: pulmonary-respiratory failure; acute bronchitis
   Contest Selectors
1980BB6.3%
2005MOT4.3%
2006ADWC, KLS, MOT10.0%
   Scored 4.3250 points

Another SFBMoFo Saddam cousin  Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti   ordered poison gas attacks on Kurds, (1988) killing over 180,000; was Governor of Kuwait during Iraq's 7 month occupation
¤aka: "Chemical Ali
born on 11-30-1941 in Tikrit District, Iraq
expired 1-25-2010 in Baghdad, Iraq   age 68   cause: hanged
   Contest Selectors
2004EOD5.6%
2005ANG4.3%
2006ANG, TWOS6.7%
2007ANG, 4GUE6.5%
2008CSI, DFFC, PCD, RAVN, RR, TWOS, 4GUE21.9%
2009CSI, DFFC, PCD, RAVN, RPRM, RR, TWOS, WEP26.7%
2010CSI, DFFC, DTM, KLS, PCD, RAVN, RPRM, RR, TWOS, WEP37.0%
   Scored 5.7049 points

Emir of Dubai Sheik  Maktoum bin Rashid al-Maktoum   he was big in horse racing circles
born on --1943 in Shindagha, Dubai
expired 1-4-2006 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia   age 62   cause: heart attack
international terrorist  Abu Ubaida al-Masri   purported to have masterminded the London subway bombings; originally thought to have been killed in a Predator drone missle strike
¤real name: unknown 
expired 3-??-2008 in Waziristan, Pakistan   age 40s   cause: hepatitis C
conductor  Antonio de Almeida
born on 1-20-1928 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
expired 2-18-1997 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 69   cause: liver & lung cancer
jazz & classical guitarist  Laurindo Almeida
born on 9-2-1917 in São Paulo, Brazil
expired 7-26-1995   age 77
Charles H. Porter IV photo of Fire Captain Chris Fields carrying Baylee Almon from the blast rubble Oklahoma City bombing victim  Baylee Almon
born on 4-18-1994 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
expired 4-19-1995 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   age 1   cause: severe head trauma
Hezbollah's frequent flier Sheik  Abbas al-Musawi   he's now going to party with God
born on --1952 in al-Nabi,Lebanon
expired 2-16-1992 in Lebanon   age 39   cause: assassinated; air strike on his location
United Arab Emirates founder & president Sheik  Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahayan   owner of BCCI — the Bank of International Credit and Commerce (aka: Bank of Crooks and Criminals)
born on --circa 1918 in Abu Dhabi town, Kingdom of Abu Dhabi
expired 11-2-2004 in Abu Ahabi, United Arab Emirates   age 89   cause: renal failure; diabetes
former Sudanese strongman (1969-85)  Gaafar Mohammed al-Nimeiry   in by coup/out by coup
born on 1-1-1930 in Omdurman, Sudan
expired 5-30-2009 in Sudan   age 79
baseball outfielder  Mateo Rojas "Matty"    brother of Jesús & Filipe; played for the Giants, Pirates, Cardinals, Athletics, Yankees & Padres (1960-74)
born on 12-22-1938 in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic
expired 11-3-2011 in Miami, Florida   age 72
author & film critic  Hollis Alpert   was the fiction editor at The New Yorker (1950-56); co-author of Playboy's The History of Sex in Cinema series (starting in 1965); co-founder of the National Society of Film Critics (1966)
born on 9-24-1916 in Herkimer, New York
expired 11-18-2007 in Naples, Florida   age 91   cause: pneumonia; respiratory failure
retired General Electric physicist  Ralph Alsher Alpher   as an astrophysics grad student provided the mathematical basis for the "Big Bang" theory in the late 1940s (his doctoral degree defense even had press coverage); ignored for decades, the Nobel committee forgot to include him when they handed out an award for the "discovery"
born on 2-3-1921 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 8-12-2007 in Austin, Texas   age 86   cause: physical decline due to broken hip
saxophonist & Ska pioneer  Rolando Alphonso   played with the Skatalites
born on 1-12-1931
expired 11-20-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 67   cause: brain hemorrhage
Sheik  Saqr bin Mohammed al-Qassimi   was the Emir of Ras Al-Khaimah (one of the United Arab Emirates; 1948-2010) & the world's oldest monarch
born on 4-9-1918 in Ras Al Khamah, Saudi Arabian penninsula, Ottoman Empire
expired 10-26-2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2010WEP3.7%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

Emir of Kuwait (1977-2006) Sheik  Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah   suffered cerebral hemorrhage Sept. 2001
born on 6-29-1926
expired 1-15-2006 in Kuwait City, Kuwait   age 79
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005CSI4.3%

Sheikh  Saad al-Abdullah al-Salim al-Sabah   briefly served as Emir of Kuwait (January 15th through 24th, 2006)
born on --1930 in Kuwait, British Mandate Arabia
expired 5-13-2008 in Kuwait City, Kuwait   age 78   cause: colonic exsanguination
   Contest Selectors
2008WEP3.1%
   Scored 7.2000 solo points

first Emir of Kuwait Sheik  Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah
expired 12-31-1977   age 62   cause: heart attack
Saudi Arabian crown prince  Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
expired 10-22-2011 in New York, New York   age 80   cause: colon cancer; Alzheimer's disease
Sheik  Abdel Hamid al-Sayeh   head of Palestine National Council (1984-93)
expired 1-8-2001 in Amman, Jordan   age 100
Queen  Zein al-Sharaf bint Jamal Ali   mother of Jordanian King Hussein
born on 4-2-1916
expired 4-26-1994   age 78
political columnist  Joseph Wright Alsop Jr.
born on 10-11-1910 in Avon, Connecticut
expired 8-28-1989 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 78
author  Mary O'Hara Alsop   wrote My Friend Flicka (1941) & its sequel Thunderhead (1943)
born on 7-10-1895 in Cape May Point, New Jersey
expired 10-15-1980 in Chevy Chase, Maryland   age 85
syndicated columnist  Stewart Johonnot Oliver Alsop   brother of Joseph
born on 5-17-1914 in Avon, Connecticut
expired 5-26-1974 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 60   cause: leukemia
architect  Alexandre Altberg
¤born: Alexander Altberg 
born on 6-9-1908 in Berlin, German Empire
expired 8-15-2009 in Marília, Brazil   age 101
   Contest Selectors
2009WEP3.3%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero to be exact)

tv game show director  Paul Alter   did a lot of work for Goodson-Todman productions on: What's My Line, To Tell The Truth, I've Got a Secret, The Price is Right & Family Feud; also produced Tattletales and Beat the Clock
born on 3-11-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-11-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 89
to next Pope: Innocent XIto previous Pope: Clement IX Catholic Church leader (1670-1676)  Emilio Altieri   elected 240th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church April 29, 1670
¤Pope Clement X 
born on 7-13-1590 in Rome, Italy
expired 7-22-1676 in Rome, Italy   age 86
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in August 1976 movie director  Robert Bernard Altman   made M*A*S*H (1970), Gosford Park (2001) & A Prairie Home Companion (2006); had a heart transplant around 1995
born on 2-20-1925 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 11-20-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: complications from cancer
   Contest Selectors
2004RIE5.6%
2005RIE4.3%
2006ANG, RIE6.7%
   Scored 5.6500 points

former Assistant Sec. of Labor (1934)  Arthur J. Altmeyer   chief architect of the Social Security Ponzi scheme; first Social Security commissioner
born on 5-8-1891
expired 10-16-1972 in Madison, Wisconsin   age 81
cinematographer  John Alton
born on 10-5-1901 in Sopron, Hungary
expired 6-2-1996 in Santa Monica, California   age 94
artist & illustrator  Franz Altschuler   drew for the early editions of Playboy ... Hefner couldn't pay him that much so he got stock instead
born on 10-2-1923 in Mannheim, Germany
expired 12-12-2009 in Chicago, Illinois   age 86   cause: lung cancer
Hawaiian singer  Irmgard Keali'iwahinealohanohokahaopuamana Farden Aluli
¤nickname: "Auntie Irmgard" 
born on 10-7-1911 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
expired 10-4-2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 89
1968 Nobel physicist laureate  Luis Walter Alvarez   father of the dinosaur death-by-asteroid guy
born on 6-13-1911 in San Francisco, California
expired 9-1-1988 in Berkeley, California   age 77
terrorist  Mustafa Abu al-Yazid   a co-founder of al-Qaeda (1988); said to have been it's finance chief & #3 in charge
¤aka: "Sheik Abu Saeed al-Masri" 
expired 5-25-2010 in Pakistan/Afghanistan border   age 56   cause: assassinated; predator drone
international playboy Prince  Aly Khan   son of Aga Khan III and Begum Aga Khan; Pakistani ambassador to U.N. 1958 to 1960; married to Rita Hayworth (1949-53)
born on 6-13-1911 in Turin, Italy
expired 5-11-1960 in Suresnes, France   age 48   cause: car crash
actor  Kirk Alyn   original movie Superman in the 1940s
¤born: John Feggo Jr. 
born on 10-8-1910 in Oxford, New Jersey
expired 3-14-1999 in Woodlands, Texas   age 88
former football player  Lyle Martin Alzado   years of steroid & human growth hormone abuse took their toll
born on 4-3-1949 in New York, New York
expired 5-14-1992 in Portland, Oregon   age 43   cause: pneumonia; brain lymphoma (cancer)
Good riddance to this slug? alcoholic rapist & al-Qaeda terrorist/murderer  Abu Musab al-Zarqawi   a leader of the wave of murder in Iraq at time of death
¤Arabic: ابو مصعب الزرقاوي
born: Ahmad Fadil al-Nazal al-Khalayleh
     (أحمد فاضل النزال الخل ايله) 
born on 10-20-1966 in Zarqa, Jordan
expired 6-7-2006 in Hibhib, Diyala Province, Iraq   age 39   cause: "precision munitions"; two 500 pound laser-guided bombs
   Contest Selectors
2006BYE, KLS, WEP10.0%
   Scored 9.2250 points

physician & psychiatrist Dr.  Alois Alzheimer   first person to describe the disease that now bears his name
born on 6-14-1864 in Markbreit, Bavaria, Germany
expired 12-19-1915 in Breslau, Germany   age 51   cause: rheumatic heart disease; cardiac failure
novelist  Jorge Amado   wrote Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (1958) & Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands; 1966)
born on 8-10-1912 in Ferradas, Bahia, Brazil
expired 8-6-2001 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil   age 88   cause: heart & lung failure
one-armed head of the Nazi Press Chamber  Max Amann   first business manager of the Nazi Party
expired 3-1-1957 in München, Germany   age 65
former Afghan  King Amanullah   ruled 1919-29; led Afghanistan to independence from Britain
born on 6-1-1892 in Pagham, Afghanistan
expired 4-25-1960 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 67
artificial intelligence pioneer Dr.  Saul Amarel
born on 2-16-1928 in Salonika, Greece
expired 12-18-2002 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 74   cause: complications from cancer
tv writer/producer/director  Rodney Amateau   involved in a number of classic series, including: The Bob Cummings Show, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Mr. Ed, My Mother the Car & Gilligan's Island (directed pilot)
born on 12-20-1923 in New York, New York
expired 6-29-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
British suspense writer  Eric Ambler   wrote screenplays for A Night to Remember (1958) and Topkapi (1964)
¤aka: Eliot Reed 
born on 6-28-1909 in London, England
expired 10-22-1998 in London, England   age 89
print/tv model  Eileen "Terry" Ambrose   mother of Ronna Romney & Terry Rakolta
born on 7-1-1925 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
expired 2-17-2004 in Jupiter, Florida   age 78   cause: heart failure
historian  Stephen Edward Ambrose   author of D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II (1994) & Band of Brothers (1992)
born on 1-10-1936 in Decatur, Illinois
expired 10-13-2002 in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi   age 66   cause: lung cancer
Wisconsin fullback  Alan Dante Ameche   winner of the Heisman Trophy (1954)
¤nickname: "The Horse" 
born on 6-1-1933 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
expired 8-8-1988 in Houston, Texas   age 55
actor  Don Ameche   falsely remembered as the inventor of the telephone
¤born: Dominic Felix Amici 
born on 5-31-1908 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
expired 12-6-1993   age 85
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR6.3%

actor  Leon Ames
¤born: Leon Wycoff 
born on 1-20-1903 in Portland, Indiana
expired 10-12-1993   age 91
Savile Row couturier Sir  Edwin Hardy Amies   designed for the Queen
born on 7-17-1909 in Maida Vale, England
expired 3-5-2003 in Langford, Gloucestershire, England   age 93
Idi Amin - cannibal, buffoon, monster, ... cannibalistic former Ugandan dictator-for-life (1971-9)  Idi Amin Dada Oumee   overthrew Milton Obote (1971); ordered the execution of Dora Bloch; the Saudi Royal family harbored this slug
born on 1-1-1923 in Kuboko, British Uganda
expired 8-16-2003 in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia   age 80   cause: kidney failure; hypertension
   Contest Selectors
1979DO, DW, HA, HFSHP, JW, RR, SBVM, YJ76.9%
1980BD, DR, DW, EK, GP, VA37.5%
2002RAVN9.1%
2003CSI5.6%
   Scored 7.0000 solo points

 Israel Amir   first commander of the Israeli Air Force
¤born: Israel Zblodovsky 
born on --1903 in Russia
expired 11-1-2002 in Tel Aviv, Israel   age 99
author  Kingsley William Amis
born on 4-16-1922 in London, England
expired 10-22-1995   age 73
jazz saxophonist  Eugene "Jug" Ammons
born on 4-14-1925
expired 8-6-1974 in Chicago, Illinois   age 49   cause: pneumonia
animal rights facist  Cleveland Amory   the only good animal is a properly-cooked animal
born on 9-2-1917 in Nahant, Massachusetts
expired 10-14-1998 in New York, New York   age 81
AFLAC! insurance company executive  Joh Beverly Amos   in 1955, with brothers Bill & Paul, founded AFLAC (American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, Georgia)
born on 6-5-1924 in Enterprise, Alabama
expired 8-13-1990 in Columbus, Georgia   age 66   cause: lung cancer
AFLAC! insurance company executive  William Lafayette "Bill" Amoa   in 1955, with brothers Paul & John, founded AFLAC (American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, Georgia)
born on 2-8-1920
expired 1-18-1997 in Columbus, Georgia   age 76
electrodynamics pioneer  Andre Marie Ampere   has unit of electrical current flow named after him
born on 1-22-1755 in Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alps, France
expired 6-10-1836 in Marseilles, France   age 81
comedian  Morey Amsterdam   played Buddy Sorrell on the Dick Van Dyke Show
born on 12-14-1908 in San Francisco, California
expired 10-28-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 87   cause: heart attack
Right Livelihood Award co-winner (1991)  Murlidhar Devidas "Baba" Amte
born on 12-24-1914 in Hinganghat, Wardha District, Maharashtra State, British India
expired 2-12-2008 in Warora, Chandrapur District, Maharashtra State, India   age 93   cause: leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2008WEP3.1%
   Scored 5.7000 solo points

Norwegian explorer  Roald Engelbregt Amundsen   first to reach the South Pole (12/14/1911; 5 weeks ahead of Scott); died during search for Nobile (1928)
born on 7-16-1872 in Vedsten, Norway
expired 6-18-1928 in Barents Sea, near Charles XII Island, Norway   age 55   cause: plane crash
the Dragon Lady model, entertainer, cytologist  Nedra F. Harrison Anargyros   original model for the "Dragon Lady" in Terry & the Pirates comic strip (1939)
born on 12-3-1915 in New York, New York
expired 9-20-2004   age 88
orchestra conductor  Karel Ancerl
born on 4-11-1908 in Tucapy, Czechoslovakia
expired 7-3-1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 65
concert pianist  Geza Anda   his recording of the Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 was used as the incidental music for Elvira Madigan (1967)
born on 11-19-1921 in Budapest, Hungary
expired 6-13-1976 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 54   cause: internal hemorrhaging; cancer of esophagus
navy gunboat executive officer  Arthur F. Anders   took command of the Panay following December 12, 1937 Japanese attack on the vessel in China's Yangtze River; father of astronaut William Anders
¤nickname: "Tex" 
born on 10-2-1903 in Weimar, Texas
expired 8-27-2000 in Rancho Bernardo, California   age 96
child actress  Brigitte Andersen   star of Savannah Smiles (1982)
born on 7-11-1975 in Malibu, California
expired 5-18-1997 in California   age 21   cause: drug/alcohol overdose
author  Hans Christian Andersen   wrote The Red Shoes, Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid
born on 4-2-1805 in Odense, Fyn, Denmark
expired 8-4-1875 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 70
cabaret singer  Lale Andersen   first to record Lili Marleen (1938)
¤born: Eulalia Bunnenberg 
born on 3-23-1905 in Lehe, Bremerhaven
expired 8-29-1972 in Vienna, Austria   age 67
advertising artist  Alexander Anderson Jr.   nephew of Paul Terry; created the Crusader Rabbit cartoon character & co-produced the show for NBC (1949); created the characters Rocket J. Squirrel, Bullwinkle J. Moose & Dudley Doright in 1948
born on 9-5-1920 in Berkeley, California
expired 10-22-2010 in Carmel, California   age 90   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
1936 Nobel physics laureate  Carl David Anderson Jr.   discoverer of the positron (1932)
born on 9-3-1905 in New York, New York
expired 1-11-1991 in San Marino, California   age 85
horse race caller  Charles "Chic" Anderson
born on 12-17-1931 in Evansville, Indiana
expired 3-24-1979 in Commack, New York   age 47   cause: heart attack
Truman Agriculture secretary (1945-48)  Clinton P. Anderson   also New Mexico senator (1948-72)
born on 10-23-1895 in Centerville, South Dakota
expired 11-11-1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico   age 80   cause: stroke
Civil War Union veteran widow  Daisy Anderson   widow of former slave
¤aka: Daisy A. Leonard 
expired 9-19-1998 in Denver, Colorado   age 97
actor & Jack Benny "valet"  Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
born on 9-18-1905 in Oakland, California
expired 2-28-1977 in Woodland Hills, California   age 71   cause: heart failure
bacteriologist  Ephraim Saul "Andy" Anderson   predicted that the overuse & misuse of antibiotics would lead to resistant strains of the bacterial they were supposed to kill (1968)
born on 10-28-1911 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, England
expired 3-14-2006 in London, England   age 94
long time ABC announcer  Ernest E. "Ernie" Anderson   was "Ghoulardi" on tv in Cleveland
born on 11-12-1923
expired 2-6-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 73
former MSU basketball coach (1954-65)  Forrest "Forddy" Anderson
born on 3-17-1919
expired 10-25-1999 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   age 80   cause: pneumonia
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in June 1985 former Cincinnati Reds (1970-78) and Detroit Tigers (1979-95) manager  George Lee "Sparky" Anderson   first manager to win a World Series in both leagues
born on 2-22-1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota
expired 11-4-2010 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 76   cause: complications related to dementia
   Contest Selectors
1980BB6.3%
2003JEDS5.6%
2004SS5.6%
2005ANG4.3%
2006ANG3.3%
2007ANG, AUDC6.5%
2008ANG, SBAP, SPAM9.4%
2009ANG, SBAP6.7%
2010ANG3.7%
   Scored 7.4000 solo points

pioneering movie actor  Gilbert M. Anderson   debuted in Edison's The Great Train Robbery (1903); co-founded Chicago's Essanay Film Co. (1897)
¤real name: Max Aaronson; aka: "Bronco Billy" 
born on 3-21-1882 in Little Rock, Arkansas
expired 1-20-1971 in Hollywood, California   age 88
football great  Heartly "Hunk" Anderson   played for/succeeded Rockne at Notre Dame (1918-21/1931-34); line coach for the Chicago Bears (1942-45; under him their line got the nickname "Monsters of the Midway")
expired 3-24-1928 in West Palm Springs, Florida   age 79   cause: respiratory illness
actor  Herbert Anderson   played the father (Henry Mitchell) on tv's Dennis the Menace (1959-63)
born on 3-30-1917 in Oakland, California
expired 6-11-1994 in Palm Springs, California   age 77
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in November 1972 political columnist  Jackson Northman "Jack" Anderson   won 1972 Pulitzer for his column "Washington-Merry-Go-Round"
born on 10-19-1922 in Long Beach, California
expired 12-17-2005 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 83   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
actor  John Anderson   Kevin Uxbridge on Star Trek: The Next Generation
born on 10-20-1922 in Clayton, Illinois
expired 8-7-1992 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 69   cause: heart attack
actress Dame  Judith Anderson
¤real name: Francis Margaret Anderson-Anderson 
born on 2-10-1898 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
expired 1-3-1991   age 93
composer & arranger  Leroy Anderson   wrote Sleigh Ride, Blue Tango (1952), The Syncopated Clock & The Typewriter
born on 6-29-1908 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 5-18-1975 in Woodbury, Connecticut   age 66   cause: lung cancer
tv clown & bandleader  Lewis Burr Anderson   not the leader of a clown band ... he was the third person (after Bob Keeshan and Bobby Nicholson) to portray Clarabell on Howdy Doodie (1954-60)
born on 5-7-1922 in Kirkman, Iowa
expired 5-14-2006 in Hawthorne, New York   age 84   cause: prostate cancer
Four Step Brothers tap dancer  Maceo E. Anderson
born on 9-3-1909 in Charleston, South Carolina
expired 7-4-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 90
singer  Marian Anderson
born on 2-27-1897 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 4-8-1993 in Portland, Oregon   age 96
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM 7.7%

Shuttle STS-89 & 107 astronaut  Michael Phillip Anderson
born on 12-25-1959 in Plattsburgh, New York
expired 2-1-2003 in over north-central Texas   age 43   cause: disintegration of Shuttle Columbia during re-entry
Texas death row inmate  Newton Burton Anderson
¤number 999355 
born on 8-8-1976
expired 2-22-2007 in Huntsville, Texas   age 30   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2007DFFC, DTH, JCM, OIE, PCD, SPIT19.4%
   Scored 9.5781 points

blues guitarist/singer  Pinkney "Pink" Anderson   his first name was used as part of the name of a rock band (Pink Floyd)
born on 2-12-1900 in Laurens, South Carolina
expired 10-12-1974 in Spartanburg, South Carolina   age 74
physicist & science fiction writer  Poul William Anderson   author of Tau Zero (1970)
born on 11-25-1926 in Bristol, Pennsylvania
expired 7-31-2001 in Orinda, California   age 74   cause: prostate cancer
former child actor  Robert J. Anderson   played the young George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life (1946); also appeared on the Mickey Mouse Club's Spin and Marty serial
born on 3-6-1933 in Hollywood, California
expired 6-6-2008 in Palm Springs, California   age 75   cause: melanoma
oil wildcatter/philathropist  Robert Orville Anderson   created ARCO in 1966 (from the Atlantic & Richfield oil companies) — it later merged into British Petroleum (BP; 2000)
born on 4-13-1917 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-2-2007 in Roswell, New Mexico   age 90
playwright  Robert Woodruff Anderson   penned Tea and Sympathy & I Never Sang for My Father; wrote the screenplay for The Sand Pebbles (1966)
¤ex-Mr. Teresa Wright (1959-78) 
born on 4-28-1917 in New York, New York
expired 2-9-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 91   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
California death row inmate  Stephen Wayne Anderson
born on 7-8-1953
expired 1-29-2002 in San Quentin, California   age 48   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2002 BOD9.1%
   Scored 10.2000 solo points

former 3-term Tennessee congressman (1967-73)  William Robert Anderson   commanded the Nautilus submarine on it's 1958 voyage beneath the north-polar ice cap
born on 6-17-1921 in Bakerville, Tennessee
expired 2-25-2007 in Leesburg, Virginia   age 85
actor  Keith Andes   played tribal leader Akuta on original Star Trek series episode "The Apple" (October 1967)
¤born: John Charles Andes 
born on 7-12-1920 in Ocean City, New Jersey
expired 11-11-2005 in Santa Clarita Valley, California   age 85   cause: suicide; asphyxiation; bladder cancer; kidney failure
quick-food pioneer  Momofuku Ando   founder of Nissan Foods; came up with instant Ramen Noodles (1958)
born on 3-5-1910 in Japanese-occupied Taiwan
expired 1-5-2007 in Ikeda, Japan   age 96   cause: heart failure
virologist  Christopher Andrewes
expired 12-31-1988   age 92
photographer  Bert Andrews
born on 6-2-1901 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
expired 1-25-1993   age 63
actor  Carver Dana Andrews
born on 1-1-1909 in Collins, Mississippi
expired 12-17-1992   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1980 HP6.3%

singer  Laverne Andrews   elder sister of Patti & Maxene
born on 7-6-1915 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 5-8-1967 in Brentwood, California   age 51   cause: cancer
singing sister  Maxene Andrews
born on 1-3-1918 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 10-21-1995   age 77
actor  Tiger Andrews   played Captain Adam Green on The Mod Squad & was the second Klingon seen on Star TrekKras (episode "Friday's Child"; 1967)
born on 3-19-1920 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-27-2007 in Encino, California   age 86   cause: heart attack
1961 Nobel literature laureate  Ivo Andric   wrote The Bridge on the Drina (1945)
born on 10-9-1892 in Dolac, Bosnia, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-13-1975 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia   age 83   cause: complication from stroke
1970 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Alfred J. Andriola   drew the Kerry Drake strip (1943-83); got a Reuben Award for his efforts
born on 5-24-1912 in New York, New York
expired 3-29-1983 in New York, New York   age 70
Soviet president  Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov
born on 6-15-1914 in Nagutskaia, Russia
expired 2-9-1984 in Kuntsevo, Russia, USSR   age 69
AARP co-founder (1958)  Ethel Percy Andrus
born on 9-21-1884 in San Francisco, California
expired 7-13-1967 in Los Angeles, California   age 82
biochemist  Christian Boehmer Anfinsen II   shared the 1972 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 3-26-1916 in Monessen, Pennsylvania
expired 5-14-1995 in Randallstown, Maryland   age 79
WWI pilot, gold prospector, soldier-of-fortune  James Crawford "Jimmy" Angel   discovered South American waterfall that became known as Angel Falls in 1929
expired 12-8-1956 in Balboa, Panama   age 57
film actress  Pier Angeli   ex-wife of Vic Damone
¤born: Anna Maria Pierangeli 
born on 6-19-1932 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
expired 9-9-1971 in Beverly Hills, California   age 39   cause: suicide; barbituate overdose
Girl with a Cat statue artist  Carlton W. Angell   sculpted Girl with a Cat for the Bath School Bombing Memorial
born on 10-13-1884
expired 5-??-1964 in Lomita, California   age 79
flight 175 hits the World Trade Center South Tower as the North Tower burns following earlier airplane impact former Cheers writer/producer  David Lawrence Angell   was executive producer of Wings & Frasier sitcoms
born on 4-10-1946 in West Barrington, Rhode Island
expired 9-11-2001 in New York, New York   age 55   cause: aboard hijacked American Airlines flight 11
retired Stanford University electrical engineering professor  James Browne Angell   also served as the university's carillonneaur (1960-91)
born on 12-25-1924 in Staten Island, New York, New York
expired 2-13-2006 in San Francisco, California   age 81   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
cinematography optics innovator  Pierre Angénieux   won 1965 Scientific & Engineering Oscar for the 10-to-1 zoom lens; also won 1989 Gordon E. Sawyer Award
born on 7-14-1907 in Saint-Héand, Saint-Etienne, Loire, France
expired 6-26-1998   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI

World War II Swedish diplomatic attaché (1944-45)  Par Johan Valentin Anger   worked with Raoul Wallenberg to save thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi death camps
born on 12-7-1913 in Goteborg, Sweden
expired 8-25-2002 in Stockholm, Sweden   age 88   cause: stroke
screenwriter  Edward Anhalt   won oscars for Panic in the Streets (1950; with wife Edna) and Becket (1964)
born on 3-28-1914 in New York, New York
expired 9-3-2000 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 86   cause: cancer
Tibetan "Warrier Nun"  Ani Pachen   fought against the Chinese invasion of Tibet (1950-60); captured & spent 21 years in prison under extreme duress
¤born: Pachen Dolma
name (roughly translated) means "Nun Big Courage" 
born on --1933 in Gonjo, Province of Kham, Tibet
expired 2-2-2002 in Dharmsala, India   age 68   cause: heart failure
automobile designer  Benjamin H. Anibal   designed original Pontiac automobile (1926) for the Oakland Motor Company (it later became GM's Pontiac division)
born on 12-2-1886 in Linden, Michigan
expired 6-19-1977 in Royal Oak, Michigan   age 90
Emmy award-winning set designer  Kathleen Ankers   did set design for original Sale of the Century game show, as well as all three Letterman tv shows; appeared as the foul-mouthed Bookmobile Lady on Letterman's show
born on 10-22-1919
expired 10-1-2001 in Bethlehem, Connecticut   age 81

click on General Hanley's brain to hear about what's happening to him character actor  Morris Ankrum   played General Hanley in Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), General Considine in The Giant Claw (1957) and a judge on the Perry Mason tv series
¤born: Morris Nusbaum 
born on 8-27-1896
expired 9-2-1964 in Pasadena, California   age 68   cause: trichinosis
Ken gives Raquel some acting tips movie director  Kenneth Cooper Annakin   directed Swiss Family Robinson (1960) & Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)
born on 8-10-1914 in Beverley, Yorkshire, England
expired 4-22-2009 in Beverly Hills, California   age 94   cause: complications from heart attack & stroke
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005CSI4.3%
2006CSI3.3%
2008CSI3.1%
2009CSI, RR6.7%
   Scored 4.3500 points

to next English ruler: George Ito previous English co-ruler: Mary IIto previous English co-ruler: William III English  Queen Anne   daughter of James II; sister of Mary II; last Stuart monarch of England (1702-1714)
born on 2-6-1665 in London, England
expired 8-1-1714 in Kensington, England   age 49
royal consort  Anne of Cleves   fourth wife of Henry VIII
born on --1515
expired ??-??-1557   age 42
socialite  Leonore Annenberg   niece of Harry "Columbia Pictures" Cohn; widow of Walter Annenberg
¤née: Cohn
ex-Mrs. Belden Katlman
ex-Mrs. Lewis S. Rosenstiel 
born on 2-20-1918 in New York, New York
expired 3-12-2009 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 91
TV Guide billionaire  Walter Hubert Annenberg
born on 3-13-1908 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 10-1-2002 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania   age 94   cause: complications from pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2000 RR14%
2001 RR12½%
2002 JL9.1%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

14-term Chicago congresmman (1965-92)  Frank Annunzio
born on 1-12-1915 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-8-2001 in Lincolnwood, Illinois   age 86
former WWF wrassler  Rodney Anoia   slammed Hulk Hogan under the ring name of Yokozuna; had a 240 egg-a-day habit
born on 10-2-1966 in Samoa
expired 10-23-2000 in Liverpool, England   age 34   cause: heart attack
dramatist  Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh
born on 6-23-1910 in Bordeaux, France
expired 10-3-1987 in Lausanne, Switzerland   age 77
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

wild and crazy Aussie  Rodney William Ansell   his exploits were the basis for the Crocodile Dundee movie character
born on --1955
expired 8-4-1999 in Urapunga Ranch, Northern Territory, Australia   age 44   cause: shoot-out with police
mathematician & orchestral conductor  Ernest Alexander Ansermet   conductor with the Ballet Russe; founder & conductor of l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
born on 11-11-1883 in Vevay, Switzerland
expired 2-20-1969   age 85
midget shoe huckster  William Edmond Ansley   appeared as Buster Brown for 27 years
born on 11-11-1888
expired 9-26-1972 in Gainesville, Texas   age 83
author  Jay Anson   wrote The Amityville Horror
born on 11-4-1921
expired 3-12-1980 in Palo Alto, California   age 58   cause: complications following heart surgery
avant garde composer  George Johan Carl Antheil   co-inventor of Spread Spectrum radio technology
born on 7-8-1900 in Trenton, New Jersey
expired 2-12-1959 in New York, New York   age 58
PBA Hall of Fam bowler  Earl Roderick Anthony
born on 4-27-1938 in Kent, Washington
expired 8-14-2001 in New Berlin, Wisconsin   age 63   cause: fall down flight of stairs
Mutual Network radio host  John J. Anthony
¤real name: Lester Kroll 
born on 9-1-1902 in New York, New York
expired 7-16-1970 in San Francisco, California   age 67   cause: heart attack
suffragette  Susan Brownell Anthony   model for failed U.S. dollar coin
born on 2-15-1820 in Adams, Massachusetts
expired 3-13-1906 in Rochester, New York   age 86
jockey  Christopher W. Antley   won 1999 Kentucky Derby aboard Charismatic
born on 1-6-1966
expired 12-1-2000 in Pasadena, California   age 34   cause: drug overdose (Clobenzorax, methamphetamine ...)
air-headed royal consort  Marie Antoinette   when told that the peasants of France were starving and had no bread to eat flippantly suggested "Let them eat cake!"
born on 11-2-1755 in Vienna, Austria
expired 10-16-1793 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 37   cause: executed; guillotined
to next Pope: Pius VIto previous Pope: Clement XIII Catholic Church leader (1769-1774)  Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio-Ganganelli   elected 251st Pope of the Roman Catholic Church 1769
¤Pope Clement XIV 
born on 10-31-1705 in Sant' Arcangelo, Italy
expired 9-22-1774 in Rome, Italy   age 68
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in November 1967 director  Michelangelo Antonioni   made Blowup (1966) & Zabriskie Point (1970)
born on 9-29-1912 in Ferrara, Italy
expired 7-30-2007 in Rome, Italy   age 94
   Contest Selectors
2002DTM9.1%
2003DTM5.6%
2005TBC4.3%
2007NFG3.2%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

 Sergei Antonov   one-time Balkan Airlines representative in Rome; accused of giving a weapon to Mehmet Ali Agca that was used in the attempt to kill Pope John Paul II, held in jail for four years, but acquitted at trial for lack of evidence (1986)
expired 7-31-2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria   age 59
Roman leader  Marc Antony   rival of Octavius; defeated at the Battle of Actium (31 BC); committed suicide with his mistress (Cleopatra)
¤full name: Marcus Antonius 
born on --83 BC
expired 8-30-30 BC in Alexandria, Egypt   age 53   cause: suicide
restauranteur & ballonist  Hiroaki "Rocky" Aoki   founded Benihana steak house chain (1963)
born on 10-9-1938 in Tokyo, Japan
expired 7-10-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 69   cause: pneumonia; cancer; diabetes; cirrhosis of the liver; hepatitis C
   Contest Selectors
1979HA7.7%
1980HA6.3%
2008QKU, SPAM6.3%
   Scored 6.8500 points

Chinese Honolulu Police Department detective (1898-1932)  Chang Apana   carried a bullwhip instead of a gun; basis for the Charlie Chan fictional character
born on --1871 in Hawaii
expired 12-??-1933   age 68
fomer DC Comics illustrator  James N. Aparo   drew Batman, the Green Arrow & other characters
born on 8-24-1932
expired 7-19-2005 in Southington, Connecticut   age 72   cause: cancer
Drech-O-Rama movie director  Stephen C. Apostolof   made what probably is the worst movie of all time (even worse than Plan Nine...) — starring Criswell and scripted by Ed Wood (see, you just knew he had to have a hand in it somehow)
born on 2-25-1928 in Borgas, Bulgaria
expired 8-14-2005 in Mesa, Arizona   age 77
Sir  Edward Victor Appleton   his work in the physics of the upper atmosphere earned him the 1947 Nobel prize in physics
born on 9-6-1892 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
expired 4-21-1965 in Edinburgh, Scotland   age 72
Bo makes the tabloids... wacko UFO cult leader  Marshall Herff Applewhite   snuffed himself and 38 other members of the Heaven's Gate cult to become ET-like aliens before beaming to the "mothership" that was hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet
¤nicknames: "Bo", "Do" & "Ti" 
born on 5-17-1931 in Texas
expired 3-26-1997 in Rancho Santa Fe, California   age 65   cause: suicide
former Philippine President (2/1986-6/30/1992)  Maria Corazoń Sumulong-Cojuangco Aquino
¤nickname: Cory
born: Maria Corazoń Sumulong-Cojuangco 
born on 1-25-1933 in Tarlac Province, The Philippines
expired 8-1-2009 in Manila, The Philippines   age 76   cause: heart failure; colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
2009JCM, LMLD6.7%
   Scored 6.1500 points

They blow'd up REAL good!subject of 20 Questions interview in June 1998 `Playboy Magazine'interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in September 1988 PLO chairman (1969-2004)  Yasser Arafat   shared 1994 Nobel Peace prize
¤full name: Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat Al-Qudwa al-Hussaeini
nom de guerre: Abu Ammar 
born on 8-4-1929 in Cairo, Egypt
expired 11-11-2004 in Clamart, France   age 75   cause: stroke; disseminated intravascular coagulation; thrombocytopenia; kidney failure; liver failure; cirrhosis of liver
   Contest Selectors
1979DW, HA, HFS, HP, JW38.5%
1980BD, DW, EB18.8%
2000BOD, IVY29%
2001ANG, BOD, RR25%
2002ANG, BOD, JEDS, RAVN, RR45.5%
2003ABRA, ANG, CSI, JEDS, OGGI, RAVN, RR38.9%
2004ABRA, ANG, BOD, CSI, RAVN, RIE, RR38.9%
   Scored 5.0391 points

rapacious former United Way executive (1970-92)  William J. Aramony   served 6 years of a 7 year sentence for fraud Ᾱ he used organization $$$ to live large (including gifts t his teenage mistress Lari Villasor)
born on 7-27-1927 in Jewett City, Connecticut
expired 11-11-2011 in Alexandria, Virginia   age 84   cause: bone cancer; prostate cancer
former Guatemalan dictator/presidente (1970-74)  Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio
born on 7-17-1918 in Barberena, Guatemala
expired 12-6-2003 in Guatemala City, Guatemala   age 85
silent film comedy actress  Minta Durfee Arbuckle   co-founded the Keystone Film Company with Fatty; divorced Fatty after his 1925 acquittal on murder charges
¤born: Araminta Durfee 
born on 10-1-1889 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-9-1975 in Woodland Hills, California   age 85   cause: heart ailment
tubby silent film funnyman  Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle   actor, writer, director, got Buster Keaton started in the movie biz; with wife co-founded Keystone Film Co. (think Keystone Kops); on receiving end of first custard pie thrown in the movies; tried 3 times for the "murder" of Virginia Rappe & acquitted --- this incident was the basis for the movie The Wild Party with Raquel Welch playing Virginia and James Coco playing Roscoe; hounded out of the business by the Hearst Newspaper chain
¤aka: "Fatty"
used pseudonym William Gordon 
born on 3-24-1887 in Smith Center, Kansas
expired 6-29-1933 in New York, New York   age 46   cause: heart attack
photographer  Diane Arbus   learned photography from her then-husband Allan Arbus
¤née: Nemerov 
born on 3-14-1923 in New York, New York
expired 7-26-1971 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 48   cause: suicide; barbituate overdose & slashed wrists
jockey  Edward George "Eddie" Arcaro   5-time Kentucky Derby winner (1945 aboard "Hoop Jr."); won two Triple Crowns, aboard Whirlaway (1941) and Citation (1948), for Calument Farms
born on 2-14-1916 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 11-14-1997 in Miami, Florida   age 81
professional golfer  George William Archer   winner of the 1969 Masters Golf Tournament
born on 10-1-1939 in San Francisco, California
expired 9-25-2005 in Incline Village, Nevada   age 65   cause: Burkitt's lymphoma
radio and movie actor  John Archer   first husband of Marjorie Lord (1941-55); father of Anne Archer; announcer on The Shadow who intoned "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow Knows."; also appeared on The FBI in Peace and War; appeared in Destination Moon, Rock Around the Clock and Blue Hawaii
¤born: Ralph Bowman 
born on 5-8-1915 in Osceloa, Nebraska
expired 12-5-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 84
Hollywood gossip columnist  Armand A. "Army" Archerd   had a column in Daily Variety for decades
born on 1-13-1922 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 9-8-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 87   cause: mesothelioma
   Contest Selectors
2000TEX14%
2001NFG, TEX25%
2002TMTX9.1%
2003TMTX5.6%
2004NFG5.6%
2005NFG4.3%
2006NFG3.3%
2007NFG3.2%
2008NFG3.1%
2009NFG3.3%
   Scored 6.3000 solo points

actress  Eve Arden   had title role in radio & tv Our Miss Brooks series
¤real name: Eunice Quedens 
born on 4-30-1908 in Mill Valley, California
expired 11-12-1990   age 87
Creole button accordionist  Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin   for many years performed with fiddler Canray Fontenot
born on 11-16-1915 in Duralde, Louisiana
expired 5-16-2007 in Eunice, Louisiana   age 91
oscar-winning director (Dirty Dancing, Sister Act)  Emile Ardolino
born on 5-9-1943 in Maspeth, New York
expired 11-20-1993 in Bel Air, California   age 50   cause: AIDS
Iraqi politician  Abdel-Rahman Muhammad Aref   was the country's president (1963-68) until ousted in a Baath Party insitgated coup
born on --1916 in Baghdad, Iraq
expired 8-24-2007 in Amman, Jordan   age 91
 Claudine Louise Mudd Arehart   grand-daughter of Dr. Samuel Mudd trying to get him cleared
born on 6-9-1917
expired 3-11-2002 in La Plata, Maryland   age 84   cause: complications from stroke
pro wrassler  George J. Arena
¤aka: "Gorgeous George
born on 9-13-1907
expired 7-16-1992   age 84   cause: bone cancer
speed/drag racer  Arthur E. Arfons   built the "Green Monster," a jet powered 17,000 horsepower car that he used to set world speed records at Bonneville in the 1960s
born on 2-3-1926 in Akron, Ohio
expired 12-3-2007 in Akron, Ohio   age 81
new-age art historian  Joseph Anthony Arguelles   was big on the Mayan calendar; was an inspiration for the August 16, 1987 Harmonic Convergence event
¤aka: "José Argüelles" 
born on 1-24-1939 in Rochester, Minnesota
expired 3-23-2011 in Australian bush   age 72   cause: peritonitis
Nicaraguan president (May 1st-26th, 1947)  Leonardo Argüello
expired 12-15-1947 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 74   cause: heart attack; chronic diabetes
three-time former Panamanian president (1940-41; 1949-51; 1968)  Arnuldo Arias Madrid   always exited the office via coup
born on 8-15-1901 in Columbia
expired 8-10-1988 in Miami, Florida   age 86   cause: heart attack
Tibetologist  Michael Vaillancourt Aris   husband of Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi
born on 3-27-1946 in Havana, Cuba
expired 3-27-1999 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England   age 53   cause: prostate cancer
Carnival Cruise Lines founder (1972)  Ted Arison
¤born: Theodore Arisohn 
born on --1924 in Zichrow Ya'acova, Palestine
expired 10-1-1999 in Tel Aviv, Israel   age 75   cause: heart attack; throat cancer
Bolshoi soprano  Irina Konstantinova Arkhipova
born on 12-2-1925 in Moscow, Russia, USSR
expired 2-11-2010 in Moscow, Russia   age 84
American International Pictures co-founder (1954)  Samuel Zachary Arkoff
born on 6-12-1918 in Fort Dodge, Iowa
expired 9-16-2001 in Burbank, California   age 83
Marquis  François-Laurent d'Arlandes   accompanied friend Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozière on first untethered balloon ride (1783); stoked the burner that kept them aloft
expired ??-??-17??   age ??
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in October 1976 ABC honcho  Roone Pickney Arledge II   headed their sports division (1968-86) & news division (1977-2002); won 37 Emmies (1st as producer of Shari Lewis' puppet show) & 4 Peabody Awards
born on 7-8-1931 in Forest Hills, New York
expired 12-5-2002 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: complications from cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002 DTM9.1%
   Scored 7.9000 solo points

composer  Harold Arlen   wrote Over the Rainbow (with E.Y. Harburg)
¤born: Hyman Arluck 
born on 2-15-1905 in Buffalo, New York
expired 4-23-1986 in New York, New York   age 81
film actor  Richard Arlen   starred in 1927 Academy Award-winning Wings
¤real name: Richard Cornelius van Mattimore 
born on 9-1-1898 in Charlottesville, Virginia
expired 3-28-1976 in North Hollywood, California   age 77   cause: emphysema
dignified actor  George Arliss   played title roles in Disraeli (1921 & 1929) and Voltaire (1933)
¤born: George Augustus Andrews 
born on 4-10-1868 in London, England
expired 2-5-1946 in London, England   age 77
Great Lakes sailor  Michael Eugene Armagost   Third Mate of the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 10-14-1938
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 37   cause: drowned when ship foundered
tv writer  Margaret Armen   wrote for The Rifleman, The Big Valley, Lawman, Cannon & Star Trek — original series episodes The Gamesters of Triskelion (introduced Kirk to hot drill thral space babe;paid off in Quatloos), The Paradise Syndrome (Kirk marries hot Native American princess space babe) & The Cloud Minders (Spock meets hot intellectual space babe)
born on 9-9-1921 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 11-10-2003 in Woodland Hills, California   age 82   cause: heart failure
actor  Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings   got irradiated while shooting The Conquerer (156); played the Turkish station chief in From Russia With Love
born on 5-9-1912 in Mexico City, Mexico
expired 6-18-1963 in Los Angeles, California   age 51   cause: suicide; gunshot; advanced neck cancer
poet  Richard Willard Armour
born on 7-15-1906 in San Pedro, California
expired 2-28-1989   age 82
Weather Girls singer  Izora M. Rhodes Armstead   with Martha Walsh had hit "It's Raining Men" (1983)
born on 7-6-1942
expired 9-16-2004 in San Leandro, California   age 62   cause: heart failure
jazz cornetist & bandleader  Daniel Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong
born on 8-4-1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 7-6-1971 in New York, New York   age 69   cause: heart attack
character actor  Donald Robert Armstrong   played Jerry Malone in Dumbbells in Ermine (1930), Broadway producer Carl Denham in King Kong (1933) and Son of Kong (1933); played nightclub owner Max O'Hara in Mighty Joe Young (1949)
born on 11-20-1890 in Saginaw, Michigan
expired 4-21-1973 in Santa Monica, California   age 82
Major  Edwin Howard Armstrong   inventor of the Audion radio receiving system (1913) & Frequency Modulation radio
born on 12-18-1891 in New York, New York
expired 2-1-1954 in New York, New York   age 62   cause: suicide; plunge from apartment window
Edwin's widow  Esther Marion Armstrong   met her husband while working as David Sarnoff's secretary; put the screws to the weasel corporations that had infringed her husband's patents
¤née: MacInnes 
born on 8-13-1898 in Merrimac, Massachusetts
expired 8-8-1979 in Exeter, New Hampshire   age 81   cause: "a short illness"
adultering televangelist  Garner Ted Armstrong   estranged son of Herbert W. Armstrong
born on 2-9-1930 in Portland, Oregon
expired 9-15-2003 in Tyler, Texas   age 73   cause: pneumonia
composer  Henry W. "Harry" Armstrong   wrote music for Sweet Adeline
expired 2-28-1951 in New York, New York   age 71
 Herbert W. Armstrong   founder of the Worldwide Church of God
born on 7-31-1892 in Des Moines, Iowa
expired 1-16-1986 in Pasadena, California   age 93   cause: heart disease
Enid, Mississippi farmer  Howard N. Armstrong   one of the jurors in the "trial" of J.W. Milam & Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till
born on 4-19-1919
expired 8-25-2003 in Enid, Mississippi   age 84
1932 Olympic gold track medalist  Mary Carew Armstrong
born on 9-18-1913
expired 7-12-2002 in Framingham, Massachusetts   age 88
teacher & author  William Howard Armstrong   wrote children's novel Sounder (1970)
born on 9-14-1914 in Collierstown, Virginia
expired 4-11-1999 in Kent, Connecticut   age 84
jazz fidler  William Howard Taft Armstrong
¤aka: "Louie Bluie" 
born on 3-4-1907 in Dayton, Tennessee
expired 7-30-2003 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 96   cause: compliations from heart attack
Ameriquest Mortgage founder  Roland E. Arnall   once was the largest sub-prime lender; it "crashed and burned" and was picked up by Citigroup (2007)
born on 3-29-1939 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 3-17-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: cancer
big band, orchestra & movie arranger/composer  Léo Arnaud   on a commission from Felix Slatkin composed "The Change Suite" (1958); part of that piece, "Bugler's Dream," is the best-known — ABC & NBC have used it as their theme music for coverage of the Olympic games
born on 7-24-1904 in Lyon, France
expired 4-26-1981 in Los Angeles, California   age 76
Ba-Ba-Loo bandleader  Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y De Acha III   ex-husband of Lucille Ball; co-founder of Desilu Studios
born on 3-2-1917 in Santiago de Cuba
expired 12-2-1986 in Del Mar, California   age 69
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD6.3%

role playing game pioneer  David Lance "Dave" Arneson   was co-creator of the Dungeons & Dragons game (1974)
born on 10-1-1947 in Minnesota
expired 4-7-2009 in Saint Paul, Minnesota   age 61   cause: cancer
actor  James Arness   brother of Peter Graves; played the original Thing From Another World (1951)
¤born: James King Aurness 
born on 5-26-1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 6-3-2011 in Brentwood, California   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1980HP6.3%
2005SPAM4.3%
2008OED, RPRM, SPAM9.4%
2009OED, RPRM6.7%
2010RPRM3.7%

American Revolutionary War traitor  Benedict Arnold
born on 1-14-1741 in Norwich, Connecticut
expired 6-14-1801 in London, England   age 60
saxophone player  Buddy Arnold
¤born: Arnold Buddy Grishaver 
born on 4-30-1926 in New York, New York
expired 11-9-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 77   cause: complications from open-heart surgery
tv writer/producer  Danny Arnold   co-author of most of the Barney Miller scripts
¤born: Arnold Danny Rothman 
born on 1-23-1925 in New York, New York
expired 8-19-1995 in Los Angeles, California   age 70   cause: heart failure
WWII commander of U.S. Army Air Forces General  Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold
born on 6-25-1886 in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
expired 1-15-1950 in Sonoma, California   age 63   cause: coronary occlusion
movie/tv director  Jack Arnold   made It Came From Outer Space (1953), The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), Tarantula (1955), Revenge of the Creature (1955), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), High School Confidential (1958) & The Mouse That Roared (1959); wrote screenplays for Tarantula & The Monolith Monsters (1958; co-writer)
¤born: Jack Arnold Waks 
born on 10-14-1916 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 3-17-1992 in Woodland Hills, California   age 75   cause: arteriosclerosis
Texas death row inmate  Jemarr Carlos Arnold
¤number: 987 
born on 9-27-1958 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 1-16-2002 in Huntsville, Texas   age 43   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2002 BOD, DTM, RR, TMTX36.4%
   Scored 8.5125 points

Idaho business/private pilot  Kenneth Arnold   claimed to have seen a fast-moving saucer-shaped object on June 24, 1947... credited with coining term Flying Saucer
born on 3-29-1915 in Subeka, Minnesota
expired 1-??-1984 in Meridian, Idaho   age 68   cause: cancer
film/orchestral composer Sir  Malcolm Henry Arnold   won an oscar for scoring The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
born on 10-21-1921 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
expired 9-23-2006 in Norwich, Norfolk, England   age 84   cause: chest infection; frontal lobe dementia
   Contest Selectors
2005TBC4.3%

country singer  Robert Edward "Eddy" Arnold
¤nickname: "the Tennessee Plowboy" 
born on 5-15-1918 in Henderson, Tennessee
expired 5-8-2008 in Cool Springs, Tennessee   age 89
   Contest Selectors
1979JW 7.7%
2007PUD3.2%
2008JCM, OED6.3%
   Scored 4.8500 points

 Klas Pontus Arnoldson   shared the 1908 Nobel peace prize
born on 10-27-1844 in Göteborg, Sweden
expired 2-20-1916 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden   age 71   cause: heart attack
former Hefner executive assistant  Roberta "Bobbie" Arnstein   pressured by government to rat out druggies in bunnyland
born on 5-2-1940
expired 1-12-1975 in Chicago, Illinois   age 24   cause: suicide; barbituate overdose
jewelry store operator  Julien Arpels   son of Van Cleef & Arpels co-founder Leon Arpels; brother of Louis
born on 12-29-1884 in Marseilles, France
expired 4-8-1964 in New York, New York   age 79
jewlery business co-founder  Leon Arpels
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
jewelry store operator  Louis Arpels   son of Van Cleef & Arpels co-founder Leon Arpels; brother of Julien
expired 3-20-1976 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 89
Joffrey Ballet Company co-founcer  Gerald P. Arpino   took over as artistic director after the death of Robert Joffrey
born on 1-14-1923 in Staten Island, New York, New York
expired 10-29-2008 in Chicago, Illinois   age 85   cause: "a long illness"
humorist and Hollywood Square  Cliff Arquette   frequent visitor to Tonight Show in 1950's; father of Lewis; grandfather of actress Rosanna Arquette
¤aka: Charley Weaver 
born on 12-28-1905 in Toledo, Ohio
expired 9-23-1974 in Burbank, California   age 68   cause: heart attack
tv/movie character actor  Lewis Arquette   son of Cliff; father of Rosanna, Richmond, Patricia, Alexis & David
born on 12-14-1935 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-10-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 65   cause: congestive heart failure
classical pianist  Claudio Arrau
born on 2-6-1903 in Chillan, Chile
expired 6-9-1991   age 88
chemist  Svante August Arrhenius   winner of the 1903 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 2-19-1859 in Vik, Uppsala län, Sweden
expired 10-2-1927 in Stockholm, Sweden   age 68
soul singer  Joseph Arrington Jr.   had a hit with "Skinny Legs" (1967)
¤aka: "Joe Tex
born on 8-8-1933 in Baytown, Texas
expired 8-13-1982   age 49   cause: heart attack
cartoonist  Gustavo Montano Arriola   briefly worked as an animator at MGM; created & drew the Gordo strip (1941)
born on 7-23-1917 in Florence, Arizona
expired 2-2-2008 in Carmel, California   age 90   cause: complications from cancer & Parkinson's disease
former Suriname prime minister (1977-80) & vice president (1987-90)  Henck Alphonsus Eugène Arron   led Dutch Guiana to independence from The Netherlands; overthrown twice in coups
born on 4-25-1936 in Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana
expired 12-4-2000 in Alpen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands   age 64   cause: heart attack
actress  Beatrice Arthur   played Maude Finlay on tv series
¤born: Beatrice Frankel
ex-Mrs. Aurthur 
born on 5-13-1922 in New York, New York
expired 4-25-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2000SPAM14%
2003ABRA5.6%
2004ABRA5.6%
2005SLIM4.3%
2006DTH, HH, 4GUE10.0%
2007ABRA, JCM, 4GUE9.7%
2008GAS, JCM, SPAM, 4GUE12.5%
2009GAS, JCM, SBAP10.0%
   Scored 4.5250 points

to next U.S. president: Grover Clevelandto previous U.S. president: James Garfield 21st U.S. president (1881-85)  Chester Alan Arthur
born on 10-5-1830 in Fairfield, Vermont
expired 11-18-1886 in New York, New York   age 56
actress  Jean Arthur
¤born: Gladys Georgianna Greene 
born on 10-17-1900 in Plattsburg, New York
expired 6-19-1991 in Carmel, California   age 90
oldster  Arne Armas "Arska" Arvonen   last surviving Finnish Civil War veteran (1918); worked on the fortifications of St. Petersburg, Russia
born on 8-4-1897 in Helsinki, Finland
expired 1-1-2009 in Järvenpää, Finland   age 111
   Contest Selectors
2008WEP3.1%

cosmetics executive  Mary Kay Ash
¤born: Mary Kathlyn Wagner 
born on 5-12-1918 in Hot Wells, Texas
expired 11-22-2001 in Dallas, Texas   age 83   cause: "natural causes"
Hall-of-Fame Phillies center fielder (1948-59)  Don Richard Ashburn   more recently was a broadcaster for the Phillies; gave Marv Throneberry the nickname "Marvelous"
born on 3-19-1927 in Tilden, Nebraska
expired 9-9-1997 in New York, New York   age 70   cause: heart attack
movie editor/director  Hal Ashby   edited In the Heat of the Night (1967 oscar); directed Harold and Maude (1971), Shampoo (1975), Coming Home (1978), Bound For Glory (1976) & Being There (1979)
born on 9-2-1929 in Ogden, Utah
expired 12-27-1988 in Malibu, California   age 59   cause: cancer
jazz saxophonist  Harold Ashby   played with the Duke Ellington Band
born on 3-27-1925 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 6-13-2003 in New York, New York   age 78   cause: complications following heart attack
actress Dame  Peggy Ashcroft
¤full name: Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft 
born on 12-22-1907 in Croydon, Surrey, England
expired 6-14-1991   age 83
tennis great  Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
born on 7-10-1943 in Richmond, Virginia
expired 2-6-1993   age 49   cause: complications from AIDS
   Contest Selectors
1980 DH, DR, GP, HA, HP, MM37.5%

punk band guitarist  Ronald Franklin Asheton Jr.   with Iggy Pop a co-founder of The Stooges (his brother was the drummer)
born on 7-17-1948 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 1-4-2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 60   cause: heart attack?
 Emmett Littleton Ashford   first black umpire in major league baseball (1966-70)
born on 11-23-1914 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-1-1980 in Los Angeles, California   age 66   cause: heart attack
singer/songwriter  Nickolas Ashford   sang with his wife (Valerie Simpson); wrote "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" & "Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand" (amongst others)
born on 5-4-1941 in Fairfield, South Carolina
expired 8-22-2011 in New York, New York   age 70   cause: throat cancer
former talent agent  Ted Ashley   headed Warner Brothers movie studio (1969-80)
born on 8-3-1922 in New York, New York
expired 8-24-2002 in New York, New York   age 80   cause: acute leukemia
lyricist  Howard Ashman   wrote song lyrics for Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, & Beauty and the Beast
born on 5-3-1950 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 3-14-1991 in Los Angeles, California   age 40   cause: AIDS
country singer  Ernest Bert Ashworth
born on 12-15-1928 in Huntsville, Alabama
expired 3-2-2009 in Hartsville, Tennessee   age 80
A-Bomb known as 'Fatman' retired Navy Vice-Admiral  Frederick Lincoln "Dick" Ashworth Sr.   weapons specialist aboard Bockscar when it nuked Nagasaki
born on 1-24-1912 in Beverly, Massachusetts
expired 12-3-2005 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 93   cause: complications from an aortic aneurysm
science fiction author  Isaac Asimov
born on 1-2-1920 in Petrovichi, USSR
expired 4-6-1992   age 72   cause: heart & kidney ailments; complications from AIDS
   Contest Selectors
1980 EK, HA12.5%

author  Eliot Tager Asinof   wrote Eight Men Out about the 1919 Black Sox Scandal; found himself on Joe McCarthy's blacklist (for signing a petition!); once married to Jocelyn Brando (Marlon's sister)
born on 7-13-1919 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 6-10-2008 in Hudson, New York   age 88   cause: complications from pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005CSI4.3%
2008CSI, SPAM6.3%
   Scored 4.9500 points

character actor  Leon Askin   played General Burkhalter on Hogan's Heroes
¤born: Leo Aschkenasy 
born on 9-18-1907 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-3-2005 in Vienna, Austria   age 97
   Contest Selectors
2003JL5.6%
2004PCD, RAVN11.1%
2005DTM, PCD, RAVN13.0%
   Scored 3.4250 points

accused World War II criminal  Milivoj Asner   supposedly committed crimes against humanity in the city of Poſega in 1941-42
born on 4-21-1913 in Darwar, Croatia, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-14-2011 in Klagenfurt, Austria   age 98   cause: dementia
   Contest Selectors
2009CSI3.3%
2010CSI3.7%

actor  Fred Asparagus   played Bobby in Berverly Hills Cop III and Joe "Mama" Besser in This is Spinal Tap (1984)
¤realname: Fred Reveles 
born on 6-10-1947
expired 6-29-1998 in Panorama City, California   age 51   cause: heart attack
CanWest media mogul  Israel H. "Izzy" Asper
born on 8-11-1932 in Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada
expired 10-7-2003 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada   age 71
former Clinton Defense Secretary  Leslie "Les" Aspin Jr.
born on 7-21-1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 5-21-1995   age 56
Titanic survivor  Edvin Rojj Felix Asplund   brother of Lillian Asplund
born on 3-19-1909
expired 3-1-1983 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts   age 73
Titanic survivor  Lillian Gertrude Asplund   made it into a lifeboat with mother & brother (three other brothers, Filip, Clarence & Carl Edgar, as well as the father, died in the sinking)
born on 10-21-1906 in Alsema, Sweden
expired 5-6-2006 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts   age 99
   Contest Selectors
2000RR14%
2001RR12½%
2002JL, RR18.2%
2003CSI, JL, PCD, RR22.2%
2004CSI, PCD, RR16.7%
2005CSI, KLS, MOT, PCD, RR21.7%
2006CSI, KLS, MOT, OIE, PCD, RR20.0%
   Scored 2.6781 points

Titanic survivor  Selma Augusta Emilia Johansson Asplund
born on 10-10-1873
expired 4-15-1964 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts   age 90
former Dutch prime minister  Tobias Michael Carel Asser   shared the 1911 Nobel peace prize
born on 4-28-1838 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
expired 7-29-1913 in The Hague, The Netherlands   age 75
tubby Warhol film actress  Pat Ast   played Lydia (the hotel owner) in Andy Warhol's Heat (1972), Mrs. Venus in Foul Play (1978), the Horse Lady in Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981) & Edna in Reform School Girls (1986)
born on 10-20-1941 in New York, New York
expired 10-2-2001 in West Hollywood, California   age 59
musical/comedy actress  Adele Marie Astaire   Fred's early dance partner
¤real name: Adele Marie Austerlitz 
born on 9-10-1898 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 1-25-1981 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 82   cause: complications from stroke
dancer/actor  Fred Astaire
¤real name: Frederick Austerlitz 
born on 5-10-1899 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 6-22-1987   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA, HFS, HP, VM, YJ38.5%
1980 DH, DO, DR, DW, EB, EK, HP, JH, VA56.3%

mass spectograph inventor  Francis William Aston   won the 1922 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 9-1-1877 in Birmingham, England
expired 11-20-1945 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 68
former soccer referee  Kenneth George Aston   originated the color-coded misconduct cards used in games: yellow (caution) & red (ejection)
born on 1-9-1915 in Colchester, England
expired 10-23-2001 in Ilford, England   age 86
Titanic victim Colonel  John Jacob Astor IV   returning from a European honeymoon with his new (18 year-old) wife; went down with the ship
born on 7-13-1864 in Rhinebeck, New York
expired 4-15-1912 in North Atlantic Ocean   age 47   cause: crushed to death/drowned
Titanic "survivor"  John Jacob Astor V   son of John Jacob Astor IV; safe in mommy's womb when the ship went down
born on 8-14-1912
expired 6-26-1992 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 79
Titanic survivor  Madeline Talmadge Force Astor   married John Jacob Astor IV September 9, 1911 & was returning from their honeymoon in Europe when she became a widow; pregnant with his son at time of sinking; remarried and divorced several times afterwards
born on 6-19-1893
expired 3-27-1940 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 46
actress  Mary Astor
¤real name: Lucille Vasconcellos Langhanke 
born on 5-3-1906 in Quincy, Illinois
expired 9-25-1987   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD6.3%

socialite  Roberta Brooke Russell Kuser Marshall Astor   subject of much wrangling between her son and grandson — was she being abused/exploited for the money?
born on 3-30-1902 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
expired 8-13-2007 in Briarcliff, New York   age 105   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2000KLS14%
2001KLS12½%
2002JAC, JL, RR27.3%
2003COCO, JL, KLS, PCD, RR, TMTX33.3%
2004KLS, MJ, PCD, RR22.2%
2005DTM, KLS, NFG, PCD, QKU, RR, SLIM30.4%
2006DFFC, DTM, KLS, MOT, NFG, PCD, QKU, RIE, RR, SPIT, WEP36.7%
2007ADWC, AUDC, DFFC, DTH, DTM, KLS, MOT, NFG, PCD, QKU, RIE, RPRM, RR, SPIT, WEP48.4
   Scored 2.0002 points

 Miguel Ángel Asturias   was the 1967 Nobel prize winner in literature
born on 10-19-1899 in Guatemala City, Guatemala
expired 6-9-1974 in Madrid, Spain   age 74
Incan emperor (1532-33)  Atahualpa   captured and murdered by Pizarro
born on --1500 in Quito, Equador
expired 8-29-1533 in Cajamarca (Peru)   age 33   cause: executed; garotted
Maori queen  Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaaju   seventh soverign (1966-2006)
born on 7-??-1931 in Waahi Marae, New Zealand
expired 8-15-2006 in Ngaruawahia, New Zealand   age 75   cause: pneumonia; renal failure; diabetes
electronic digital computer pioneer  John Vincent Atanasoff
born on 10-4-1903 in Hamilton, New York
expired 6-15-1955 in New Market, Maryland   age 51
first president of the Republic of Turkey (1923-38)  Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
¤nickname: "the father of modern Turkey" 
born on 5-19-1881 in Salonika, Ottoman Empire (now Thessaloniki, Greece)
expired 11-10-1938 in Istanbul, Turkey   age 57   cause: cirrhosis of the liver
documentary photographer  Jean-Eugène-August Atget
born on 2-12-1857 in Libourne, France
expired 8-4-1927 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 70
to next English ruler: Edmund Ito previous English ruler: Edward the Elder English King (924-939)  Athelstan   son of Edward the Elder and Ecgwynn
born on --895
expired 10-27-939 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England   age 44
country guitarist  Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins   also headed RCA Records (1957-76)
born on 6-20-1924 in Luttrell, Tennessee
expired 6-30-2001 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 77   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA6.3%

dancer/choreographer  Cholly Atkins   once teamed with Honi Coles
¤real name: Charles Sylvan Atkinson 
born on 9-30-1913 in Pratt City, Alabama
expired 4-19-2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 89
cardiologist Dr.  Robert Coleman Atkins   known for his low carbohydrate / high protein diet
born on 10-17-1930 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 4-17-2003 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: coma; head injuries suffered in slip and fall accident
Susie at trial with her good bud Chuckie-BabyAnother SFBMoFo unrepentant Manson family murderer  Susan Denise Atkins   did life in the big house for her participation in the Helter Skelter Murders (she stabbed Sharon Tate in the belly 16 times after Tate begged her to spare her unborn child); named her bastard child "Zezozose Zadfrack Glutz" (kid taken away and later adopted - lucky kid); had been up for parole a bunch of times but always denied
¤aka: "Sadie Mae Glutz"
Mrs. James W. Whitehead 
born on 5-7-1948 in San Gabriel, California
expired 9-24-2009 in Chowchilla, California   age 61   cause: brain cancer

   Contest Selectors
2009CSI, DFFC, DGW, JCM, LMLD, NFG, PCD, QKU, RAVN, RIE, RR, TBC, TFM, TWOS, WEP50.0%
   Scored 6.4002 points

World War II British spymaster  Vera Maria Atkins   principal assistant to Col. Maurice Buckmaster of the World War IIBritish Special Operations Executive; received the French Legion of Honor & made a Commander of the British Empire; her exploits were Fleming's inspiration for Miss Moneypenny
¤born: Vera Maria Rosenberg 
born on 6-16-1908 in Bucharest, Roumania
expired 6-24-2000 in Hastings, Sussex, England   age 92
former movie stuntman  George William Atkinson   as a child spent two years in a Japanese prison camp; founded the first video rental store, Video Station, in West Los Angeles (1977), purchasing 100 Beta & VHS tapes from the first home video company — Magnetic Video
born on 6-2-1935 in Shanghai, China
expired 3-3-2005 in Northridge, California   age 69   cause: emphysema
former Zombies guitarist  Paul Atkinson   more recently worked in the record industry doing A&R (Artists and Repertory)
born on 3-19-1946 in Cuffley, England
expired 4-1-2004 in Santa Monica, California   age 58   cause: kidney disease
mail order body builder  Charles Atlas
¤real name: Angelo Siciliano 
born on 10-30-1894 in Acri, Italy
expired 12-24-1972 in Long Beach, California   age 78
former socialist prime minister of Great Britain (1945-51)  Clement Richard Attlee   replaced Churchill; nationalized basic industries
¤title: Earl Attlee 
born on 1-3-1883 in London, England
expired 10-8-1967 in London, England   age 84
GOP national chairman  Harvey Leroy "Lee" Atwater
born on 2-27-1951 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 3-29-1991   age 40   cause: glioblastoma
horror actor  Lionel Alfred William Atwill   did lots of horror films, Charlie Chan flix, etc.
born on 3-1-1885 in Croydon, Surrey, England
expired 4-22-1946   age 61
dimwitted urban terrorist  Angela DeAngelis Atwood   abandoned husband to become member of the SLA
¤SLA name: "Gelina" 
born on 2-6-1949 in Paterson, New Jersey
expired 5-24-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 25   cause: self-immolation; smoke inhalation & burned to death in house during shootout with police
former CBS-TV head  James Thomas Aubrey Jr.   his lifestyle was the basis for Jacqueline Susan's The Love Machine
¤nickname: "the smiling cobra" 
born on 12-14-1918 in LaSalle, Illinois
expired 9-9-1994   age 72
actor  Jacques Aubuchon   played Chief Urulu on McHale's Navy
born on 10-30-1924 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
expired 12-28-1991   age 67
Washington D.C. stockbroker  Hugh D. Auchincloss   husband of Janet; Jackie O's step-father
born on 8-28-1897
expired 11-20-1976 in Georgetown, Maryland   age 79
Jackie O's mom  Janet Lee Auchincloss
born on 12-3-1907
expired 7-22-1989   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM 7.7%
1980 BB6.3%

lawyer/writer  Louis Stanton Auchincloss
born on 9-27-1917 in Lawrence, Long Island, New York
expired 1-26-2010 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 92   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
2008OED3.1%
2009DGW, OED6.7%
2010DGW, KLS7.4%
   Scored 4.5500 points

British poet and essayist  Wystan Hugh Auden   won 1948 Pulitzer prize
born on 2-21-1907 in York, England
expired 9-28-1973 in Vienna, Austria   age 66
ornithologist  John James Audubon   wrote illustrated folios Birds of America (1827-38)
born on 4-26-1785 in Les Cayes, Saint-Domingue (later Haiti)
expired 1-27-1851 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 65   cause: senility; complications from stroke
character actor  Mischa Auer
¤real name: Mischa Ounskowski 
born on 11-17-1905 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 3-5-1967 in Rome, Italy   age 61
former Boston Celtics coach  Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach
born on 9-20-1917 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 10-28-2006 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 89   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG14%
2001ANG12½%
2002ANG9.1%
2003ANG, JEDS, MB16.7%
2004ABRA, ANG, LMLD, MJ22.2%
2005TBC4.3%
2006ADWC, CSI, DFFC, LMLD, PCD, QKU, 4GUE23.3%
   Scored 3.6391 points

Der Spiegel founder (1947) & publisher  Rudolf Augstein
born on 11-5-1923 in Hannover, Prussia, Germany
expired 11-7-2002 in Berlin, Germany   age 79   cause: pneumonia
philosopher and theologian  Saint Augustine of Hippo   wrote The City of God (413-426)
¤Roman name: Aurelius Augustinus 
born on 11-13-354 in Agate, Numidia (now in Algeria, North Africa)
expired 8-28-430 in Hippo, Numidia   age 75
first Archbishop of Canterbury (601-605)  Saint Augustine   dispatched by Pope Gregory to Britain to re-found the church; converted Ethelbert to Christianity; Ethelbert gave him land at Canterbury to build his church
expired 5-26-605 in Canterbury, Kent, England   age 55
first Roman Emperor  Augustus Caesar   month of August is named for him; became sole ruler of the empire after the Battle of Actium where he defeated Marc Antony; Livia was his wife and first Roman Empress
¤aka: Octavius Caesar 
born on 9-23-63 BC in Rome, Italy
expired 8-19-14 in Nola, Italy   age 76
actor  Jean-Pierre Aumont
¤born: Jean-Pierre Salomons 
born on 1-5-1911 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 1-30-2001 in Saint Tropez, France   age 90
French composer  George Auric   member of Les Six
born on 2-15-1899 in Lodeve, France
expired 7-23-1983 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 84
aviatrix  Jacqueline Douet Auriol   1950s test pilot
born on 11-5-1917 in Challans, France
expired 2-12-2000 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 82
retired Lt.General  Jagjit Singh Aurora   lead the Indian Army forces in their 1971 war with Pakistan — it fostered the creation of Bangladesh
born on 2-13-1916 in Kalle Gujran, Jehlum District, Punjab State, India
expired 5-3-2005 in New Delhi, India   age 89   cause: heart attack
author  Dominique Aury   wrote the S&M opus The Story of O under the pen name Pauline Réage (1954)
¤born: Anne Desclos 
born on 9-23-1907 in Rochefort-sur-Mer, France
expired 4-26-1998 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 90
interior designer  Frank P. Austin   helped Hef select location of and decor for the L.A. Playboy Mansion
born on 12-30-1936 in Montclair, New Jersey
expired 11-20-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 65   cause: cancer
popular 1920s singer  Gene Austin   had hit with My Blue Heaven
¤born:Eugene Lucas 
born on 6-24-1900 in Gainesville, Texas
expired 1-24-1972 in Palm Springs, California   age 71   cause: lung cancer
Cynthia sporting Reid's lipstick artwork, from July 1964 illustrator  Reid Stewart Austin   was Playboy's assistant art director under Arthur Paul; lucky dog got to draw the lipstick Rabbit Head logo on Cynthia Maddox's tummy for the July 1964 cover
born on 3-11-1931 in New Jersey
expired 9-14-2006 in Port Townsend, Washington   age 75
former Michigan Secretary of State (1971-94)  Richard H. Austin
born on 5-6-1913 in Stouts Mountain, Alabama
expired 4-20-2001 in Detroit, Michigan   age 87   cause: heart attack; Alzheimer's disease
University of Pennsylvania researcher Dr.  Robert Austrian   developed the pneumonia vaccine (1976); received the 1978 Lasker Award
born on 4-12-1916 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 3-25-2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 90   cause: stroke
French movie actor  Claude Luzarches Autant-Lara
born on 8-5-1901 in Luzarches, France
expired 2-5-2000   age 98
Frosty the Snowman singer & former California Angels owner  Orvon Gene Autry
born on 9-29-1907 in Tioga, Texas
expired 10-2-1998 in Studio City, California   age 91   cause: lymphoma
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HA15.4%
1980 BD, DO, DW, GP25.0%

cover of `Dead Game' from 1954 prolific writer  Michael Angelo Avallone Jr.   creator of the Ed Noon detective series ("The Tall Dolores" (1953), ""Dead Game" (1954), ...); wrote under numerous pseudonyms; did the first Man From Uncle novelization (1965)
born on 10-27-1924 in New York, New York
expired 2-26-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: heart failure
former Klan member  Ernest Henry Avants   in 2003 convicted of murdering Ben Chester White in Natchez, Mississippi (1966)
born on 1-23-1931
expired 6-15-2004 in Fort Worth, Texas   age    cause: complications from heart problems
feminist screenwriter  Barbara Hammer Avedon   co-created Cagney & Lacey tv series
born on 6-29-1930
expired 8-31-1994   age 64
photographer  Richard Avedon
born on 5-13-1923 in New York, New York
expired 9-30-2004 in San Antonio, Texas   age 81   cause: complications from cerebral hemorrhage
businessman  Joseph Louis Anne Avenol   second secretary-general of the League of Nations (1933-40)
born on --1879 in France
expired 9-2-1952 in Duillier, Switzerland   age 73
actor, tv producer/director  Hyman J. Averback   radio announcer for Bob Hope & Jack Paar; directed episodes of F Troop & M*A*S*H; directed I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968)
born on 10-21-1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 10-14-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: "complications" following surgery
cartoonist  Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery   started at Warner Brothers in the 1930s, then went over to MGM, where he created, amongst others, the Droopy Dog character
born on 2-26-1908 in Taylor, Texas
expired 8-27-1980   age 71
bacteriologist & medical researcher Dr.  Oswald Theodore Avery   with McCarty & Macleod published seminal 1944 research report in Experimental Medicine that identified DNA as the stuff that genes are made of
born on 10-21-1877 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
expired 2-20-1955 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 77   cause: liver cancer
Avery Dennison Corp label tycoon  Ray Stanton Avery   invented self-adhesive labels/founded Kum Kleen Products to produce them (1935); company name changed the next year to Avery Products
born on 1-13-1907
expired 12-12-1997 in Pasadena, California   age 90
tough-guy character actor  Val Avery
¤born: Sebouh Der Abrahamian 
born on 7-14-1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-12-2009 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, New York   age 85
former Detroit-area auto dealer  Warren Edward Avis Sr.   founded the car rental business that bears his name (1946) — it started with two locations: Miami, FL & Ypsilanti, MI (Willow Run airport); he later sold the company (1954)
born on 4-8-1915 in Onaway, Michigan
expired 4-23-2007 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 92
physicist  Amedeo Avogadro   coined term "molecule"; determined number of molecules in a "mole" of a substance, also known as Avogadro's Number (6.02544×1022 molecules/mole)
born on 6-9-1776 in Turin, Italy
expired 7-9-1856 in Turin, Italy   age 80
early computer systems analyst  Henriette Regina Avram   led the Library of Congress' development of the Marc (Machine readable cataloging) computer system that replaced 3-by-5 cards (1965-68)
¤née: Davidson 
born on 10-7-1919 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 4-22-2006 in Miami, Forida   age 86   cause: cancer
children's story author Rev.  Wilbert Vere Awdry   created Thomas the Tank Engine for his kids (published 1946)
born on 6-15-1911 in Romsey. Hampshire, England
expired 3-21-1997 in Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England   age 85
playwright  George Axelrod   wrote plays The Seven Year Itch (1953) & Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1955); movie screenplays include Bus Stop, Breakfast at Tiffany's (1959), The Manchurian Candidate (1962) & How To Murder Your Wife (1965)
born on 6-9-1922 in New York, New York
expired 6-21-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: heart failure
neuroscientist Dr.  Julius Axelrod   shared the 1970 Nobel physiology award
¤nickname: "Julie" 
born on 5-30-1912 in New York, New York
expired 12-29-2004 in Rockville, Maryland   age 92
homosexual rights activist  Axel Axgil   companion/spouse of Eigil Axil
¤born: Aksel Johannes Lundhal-Madsen 
born on 4-3-1915 in Copenhagen, Denmark
expired 10-29-2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 96   cause: complications from fall
homosexual rights activist  Eigil Axgil   companion/spouse of Axel Axgil; co-founded F-48 (Forbundet af 1948))
¤born: Eigil Eskildsen 
born on --1922
expired 9-22-1995   age 73
ardent Nazi & Hitler Youth leader  Artur Axmann   claimed to be last person to see Hitler alive (big deal)
born on 2-18-1913 in Hagen, Germany
expired 10-24-1996 in Berlin, Germany   age 83
ESPN commentator  Pete Macrae Axthelm
born on 8-27-1943 in New York, New York
expired 2-2-1991   age 47
Stax Records co-founder  Estelle S. Axton   the label began as Satellite Records in 1957
¤née: Stewart 
born on 9-11-1918
expired 2-24-2004 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 85   cause: strokes
country singer  Hoyt Wayne Axton   son of Mae Boren Axton; wrote Kingston Trio hit Greenback Dollar (1963) and Three Dog Night band hit Joy To The World (1971)
born on 3-25-1938 in Duncan, Oklahoma
expired 10-26-1999 in Victor, Montana   age 61   cause: heart attack
Hoyt's mom  Mae Boren Axton   co-wrote Heartbreak Hotel
born on 9-14-1914
expired 4-9-1997 in Hendersonville, Tennessee   age 82
Miss America 1954  Evelyn Margaret Ay
¤Mrs. Carl G. Sempier 
born on 3-8-1933 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania
expired 10-18-2008 in Malvern, Pennsylvania   age 75   cause: colorectal cancer
tv actor/producer/comedy writer  John Bansley Aylesworth   creator of Front Page Challenge & co-creator of the Hee-Haw tv series
born on 8-18-1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 7-28-2010 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 81   cause: complications from pneumonia
silent movie star  Agnes Ayres   was Rudolph Valentino's leading lady in The Sheik
¤real name: Agnes Hinkle 
born on 9-4-1898 in Carbondale, Illinois
expired 12-25-1940 in Hollywood, California   age 42   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
actor  Lew Ayres   played Dr. Kildare in the movies
born on 12-28-1908 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 12-30-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW 7.7%

former Pakistani ruler (1958-69) Field Marshall  Mohammad Ayub Khan   deposed first president Iskander Mirza in 1958
born on 5-14-1907 in Rehanna, India
expired 4-19-1974 in Islamabad, Pakistan   age 66   cause: heart attack
bomb-slinging Marxist  Andreas Baader   member of Germany's "Baader-Meinhof" gang of the late 1960s and early 1970s; died in prison
born on 5-6-1947
expired 10-18-1977 in Stammheim, Germany   age 30   cause: suicide
actress  Lída Baarová   her marriage to actor Gustav Fröhlich ran concurrent with being Nazi propaganda minister Göbbels' mistress; the marrriage/mistresshood came to an end when Gustav walked in on a tryst and complained to Adolf
¤born: Ludmilla Babkova 
born on 9-7-1910 in Prague, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-20-2000 in Salzburg, Austria   age 90
former pro wrassler  Shohei Baba
¤aka: "Giant Baba
born on 1-23-1938 in Sanjo Niigata, Japan
expired 1-31-1999   age 61   cause: bowel cancer
former carnival owner  Howard W. "Kroger" Babb   producer of the "sexual hygiene" movie Mom and Dad (1945); fought numerous battles with the Legion of Decency
born on 12-30-1906 in Lees Creek, Ohio
expired 1-28-1980 in Palm Springs, California   age 73
writer  Sanora Babb   widow of cinematographer James Wong Howe; during the Great Depression wrote Whose Names Are Unknown about the dust bowl migrants — Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath made it into print first and her publisher decided not to release the book (it eventually made it into print in 2004)
born on 4-21-1907 in Oklahoma
expired 12-31-2005 in West Hollywood, California   age 98
mathematician/philosopher/inventor  Charles Babbage   had been Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge (1928-39); designed several mechanical calculating devices
born on 12-26-1791 in London, England
expired 10-18-1871 in London, England   age 79   cause: renal inadequecy; cystitis
Big Band singer  Harry J. Babbitt   a vocalist with Kay Kyser's band
born on 11-2-1913 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 4-9-2004 in Aliso Viejo, California   age 90
avante-garde composer  Milton Byron Babbitt
born on 5-10-1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-29-2011 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 94
   Contest Selectors
2009GOHI3.3%

last Canadian World War I military veteran  John Henry Foster "Jack" Babcock   resides in Spokane, Washington
born on 7-23-1900 in Holleford, Sount Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
expired 2-18-2010 in Spokane, Washington   age 109
   Contest Selectors
2008MORB, RR, 4GUE9.4%
2009DFFC, MORB, PCD, RR13.3%
2010DFFC, KLS, MORB, PCD, RR, WEP22.2%
   Scored 1.6781 points

Playboy "Men" columnist  Asa Baber
born on 6-19-1936 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-16-2003 in Chicago, Illinois   age 66   cause: ALS
noted mountain guide  Babu Chhiri Sherpa   credited by Guinness Book as having spent the longest period of time at the summit of Everest without a breathing apparatus
born on 6-22-1965 in Taksindu, Nepal
expired 4-29-2001 in Mount Everest, Nepal   age 35   cause: fell into crevasse
musician and Classical composer  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach   a son of Johann Sebastian Bach
born on 3-8-1714 in Weimar, Germany
expired 12-15-1788 in Hamburg, Germany   age 74
musician and Classical composer  Johann Christian Bach   11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach
born on 9-3-1735 in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
expired 1-1-1782 in London, England   age 46
last great Baroque-period composer  Johann Sebastian Bach   with his death the "Classical" period of musical composition began; wrote the Brandenberg Concerti and The Well Tempered Clavier; father of C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach, Wilhelm Friedeman Bach and 10 other kids
born on 3-21-1685 in Eisenach, Germany
expired 7-28-1750   age 65
musician and Classical composer  Wilhelm Friedeman Bach   eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach
born on 11-22-1710 in Weimar, Germany
expired 7-1-1784 in Berlin, Germany   age 73
actress  Frances Amelia Bachelor   second model for the Columbia Pictures logo (1936); paid $25 for her work
born on 2-2-1908 in Springfield, Ohio
expired 4-15-2002 in Santa Monica, California   age 94
Manhattan Project physicist Dr.  Robert Fox Bacher   headed the Bomb Physics division (1944-45); later a member of the Atomic Energy Commission
born on 8-31-1905 in Loudonville, Ohio
expired 11-18-2004 in Montecito, California   age 99
College Hall-of-Fame football coach  Charles William "Charlie" Bachman Jr.   coached at Northwestern (1919), Kansas State (1920-27), the University of Florida (1928-32) & Michigan State College (1933-42 & 1944-46); father of Turing Award-winning mechanical engineer
born on 12-1-1892
expired 12-14-1985 in Port Charlotte, Florida   age 93   cause: heart attack
SS Obergruppenführer  Erich von dem Bach-Zelewsky   brutally put down the August 1944 Warsaw uprising
born on 3-3-1899 in Lauenberg, Pomerania
expired 3-8-1972 in München, Germany   age 73
character actress  Henriette "Henny" Backus   widow of Jim; played Cora Dithers (to Jim's J.C. Dithers) on the Blondie tv series (1962)
¤born: Henrietta Kaye 
born on 3-21-1911 in New York, New York
expired 12-9-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 93   cause: strokes
actor  James Gilmore "Jim" Backus   played Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island; provided Quincy's voice for the Mr. Magoo cartoons
born on 2-25-1913 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 7-3-1989   age 76   cause: pneumonia; Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
1979 SB7.7%
1980 DR6.3%

mathematician  John Warner Backus   while working at IBM invented the FORTRAN computer programming language (1957); co-developed the Backus-Naur form; received the 1977 A.M. Turing Award
born on 12-3-1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 3-17-2007 in Ashland, Oregon   age 82
   Contest Selectors
2006MOT3.3%

stage & movie actress  Olga Baclanova   played cruel trapeze artist Cleopatra in Freaks (1932)
born on 8-19-1899 in Moscow, Russia
expired 9-6-1974 in Vevay, Switzerland   age 75
author  Francis Bacon
born on 1-22-1561 in London, England
expired 4-9-1626 in London, England   age 65   cause: bronchitis
pioneering bodybuilder  Jules S. Bacon   was the AAU Mr. America in 1943
born on 7-8-1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-13-2007 in York, Pennsylvania   age 84
director  Lloyd Bacon   directed Moby Dick (1930), Gold Diggers of 1937 (1937), Knute Rockne, All American (1940) & The Fighting Sullivans (1944)
born on 1-16-1890 in San Jose, California
expired 11-15-1955 in Burbank, California   age 65   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
ex-jockey  Mary Bacon   appeared in June 1973 Playboy "Women's Work" pictorial; a high school buddy of future playmate Cynthia Myers
¤born: Mary Steedman 
born on 12-28-1948 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-6-1991 in Fort Worth, Texas   age 42   cause: suicide; cancer
character actress  Angela Baddeley   played the cook Mrs. Bridges in Upstairs, Downstairs; sister of Hermione
¤born: Madeleine Angela Clinto-Baddeley 
expired 2-22-1976 in London, England   age 71   cause: influenza & bronchitis
character actress  Hermione Baddeley   sister of Angela; played Mrs. Cratchit in Scrooge (1951), Eulalia Divine on Camp Runamuck tv series (1965-66) & Mrs. Naugatuck on Maude tv series (1974-77)
¤born: Hermione Clinton-Baddely 
born on 11-13-1907 in Broseley, Shropshire, England
expired 8-19-1986 in Los Angeles, California   age 78
Sir  Robert Stephenson Smith Baden-Powell   founder of the Boy and Girl Scouts; his widow was chief guide of the World Association of Guides and Girl Scouts Lady
¤title: First Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell 
born on 2-22-1857 in London, England
expired 1-8-1941 in Nyeri, Kenya   age 83
Brazilian guitarist  Roberto Baden Powell de Aquino   Bossa Nova pioneer
born on 8-6-1937 in Varre-e-Sai, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
expired 9-26-2000 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   age 63   cause: pneumonia; multiple organ failure
science fiction writer  Hilary J. Bader   wrote for Star Trek Next Generation & Voyager; wrote Star Trek: Borg video game (1996)
born on 4-27-1952 in New York, New York
expired 11-7-2002 in Duarte, California   age 50   cause: breast cancer
tv director/title sequence designer  Reza Sayed Badiyi   directed episodes of Get Smart, Baywatch, The Rockford Files, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Hawaii Five-O (also did the opening titles) & Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (5 episodes)
born on 4-17-1930 in Arak, Iran
expired 8-20-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 81
 Leo Hendrik Baekeland   inventor of bakelite plastic
born on 11-14-1863 in Saint Martens-Latem, Belgium
expired 2-23-1944 in Beacon, New York   age 80
boxer  Maximilian Adelbert "Max" Baer Sr.   father of "Jethro Bodine"
born on 2-11-1909 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 11-21-1959 in Hollywood, California   age 50
Keebler's cookie hustler, Ernie the Elf character actor  Parley E. Baer   played Marshall Dillon's deputy Chester Proudfoot on radio Gunsmoke (1952-61) & next door neighbor Darby on The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1955-61), Mayberry Mayor Stoner on the Andy Griffith Show and the original Keebler Cookie Elf (Ernie) in tv commercials
born on 8-5-1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 11-22-2002 in Woodland Hills, California   age 88   cause: complications from stroke
Italian Cardinal  Corrado Bafile
born on 7-4-1903 in L'Aquila, Italy
expired 2-3-2005 in Rome, Italy   age 101   cause: influenza
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO5.6%
2004KLS5.6%
2005KLS, TBC8.7%
   Scored 3.6500 points

former pro wrassler  Vince Bagala
¤aka: "The Spoiler
expired 6-20-1998   age 56   cause: heart failure
song writer/performer  Ross Bagdasarian Sr.   wrote the music for "Come On-A My House" (his cousin wrote the lyrics) and "Witch Doctor"; created Alvin and the Chipmunks; his final words: "Ooo Eee Ooo Ah Ah, Ting Tang, Walla Walla Bing Bang ..."
¤aka: "David Seville
born on 1-27-1919 in Fresno, California
expired 1-16-1973 in Beverly Hills, California   age 53   cause: heart attack
retired Egyptian Air Force officer  Abdel-Latif Baghdadi   helped Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrow Egypt's last sovereign, King Farouk, in 1952
born on 9--1917 in Shawa, Mansoura Province, Egypt
expired 1-8-1999   age 81   cause: liver cancer
Texas death row inmate  Dennis Wayne Bagwell   murdered 4 members of his own family while out on parole for a previous murder
¤aka: number 999209 
born on 12-27-1963 in Denver, Colorado
expired 2-17-2005 in Huntsville, Texas   age 41   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2000TEX14%
2005BOD, DTM, KLS, PCD, QKU, RIE26.1%
   Scored 8.4781 points

"defrocked" Indian prince  Shri Hanwant Singh Bahadur
¤title: Maharaja of Jodhpur 
born on --1923
expired 1-26-1952 in Rajasthan, India   age 28   cause: plane crash
Princeton neutrino astronomer  John Norris Bahcall   his research confirmed Hans Bethe's theories of how the sun works
born on 12-30-1934 in Shreveport, Caddo Parrish, Louisiana
expired 8-17-2005 in New York, New York   age 70   cause: "a rare blood disorder"
Iranian Ayatollah  Mohammed Baheshti
expired 6-28-1981 in Tehran, Iran   age 52   cause: bomb blast
   Contest Selectors
1980 DW6.3%

Dr.  Mohammed Javad Bahonar   briefly prime minister of Iran (August 1981)
expired 8-30-1981 in Tehran, Iran   age 47   cause: injuries from bomb blast
Stalin oil commissar  Nikolai Konstantinovich Baibakov   finally fired by Gorby (1985)
born on --1911 in Sabunchi, Azerbaijan, Russian Empire
expired 3-31-2008 in Moscow, Russia   age 97   cause: pneumonia
Sister  Barbara Vernon Bailey   created the Bunnykins watercolors (1934)
born on 6-28-1910 in Woore, Shropshite, England
expired 5-4-2003 in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England   age 92
super-geezer  Daisey Bailey
¤née: Flowers 
born on 3-30-1896 in Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee
expired 3-7-2010 in Detroit, Michigan   age 113   cause: complications from dementia
"harmonica wizard"  DeFord Bailey Sr.   joined the WSM Barn Dance in 1925 & was the first, founding performer when it was given the name Grand Ole Opry (1927); despite being the show's first star he was bounced off the program in 1941 and spent the rest of his life shining shoes; is the only original show performer who has not been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
born on 12-14-1899 in Bellwood, Tennessee
expired 7-2-1982 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 82   cause: kidney & heart failure; lung congestion
L.A. Kings hockey scout  Garnet Edward "Ace" Bailey
born on 6-13-1948 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
expired 9-11-2001 in New York, New York   age 53   cause: aboard hijacked United Airlines flight 175
Queen For a Day tv gameshow host  Jack Bailey   alternated voicing Goofy for Disney Studios
born on 9-15-1907 in Hampton, Iowa
expired 2-1-1980 in Santa Monica, California   age 72   cause: pneumonia
botanist  Liberty Hyde Bailey   founder of the 4H movement; longtime MSU faculty member, namesake of Bailey Hall & Bailey Elementary School in East Lansing
born on 3-15-1858 in South Haven, Michigan
expired 12-25-1954 in Ithaca, New York   age 96
 Pearl Mae Bailey
born on 3-29-1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 8-17-1990   age 72
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR6.3%

Beverly Hillbillies actor  Raymond Bailey   played banker Milburn Drysdale
born on 5-6-1904 in San Francisco, California
expired 4-22-1980 in Irvine, California   age 75   cause: heart attack
Our Gang child actor  Sherwood Bailey
¤aka: "Spud
born on 8-6-1923 in Long Beach, California
expired 8-6-1987 in Newport Beach, California   age 64   cause: cancer
to the fourth President of the IOCto the second President of the IOC Le Comte  Henri de Baillet-LaTour   third head of the International Olympic Committee (1925-42)
born on 3-1-1876 in Belgium
expired 1-6-1942   age 65
L.A.-area super-geezer  Gertrude Baines   had been the (Guinness-recognized) oldest person in the world
¤ex-Mrs. Sam Conly 
born on 4-6-1894 in Shellman, Georgia, United State of America
expired 9-11-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 115   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2009DFFC, PCD6.7%
   Scored 2.2500 points

actress  Fay Okell Bainter   won 1938 Oscar for her roll in Jezebel
born on 12-7-1891 in Los Angeles, California
expired 4-16-1968 in Hollywood, California   age 74
puppeteer  Cora Eisenberg Baird
¤born: Cora Burlar 
born on 1-26-1912 in New York, New York
expired 12-6-1967 in New York, New York   age 54
inventor  John Logie Baird   early British tv pioneer, sometimes called the "father of television"
born on 8-13-1888 in Helensburgh, Scotland
expired 6-14-1946 in London, England   age 58
pacifist  Fredrik Bajer   shared the 1908 Nobel peace prize
¤born: Fredrik Beyer 
born on 4-21-1837 in Vester Egede, Denmark
expired 1-22-1922 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 84
 Daniel F. Bakeman   last Revolutionary War veteran
born on 10-10-1759
expired 4-5-1869   age 109
actor/reality show creator  Art Baker   creator & first host of You Asked For It (1950-58); sold rights to the show to Jack Smith
¤born: Arthur Shank 
born on 1-7-1898 in New York, New York
expired 8-26-1966 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: heart attack
Piedmont blues guitarist  Etta Lucille Baker
¤née: Reid 
born on 3-31-1913 in Caldwell County, North Carolina
expired 9-23-2006 in Fairfax, Virginia   age 93
 Frankie Baker   allegedly inspired the song Frankie and Johnny by killing her lover; died in hospital for the insane
expired 1-8-1952 in Pendleton, Oregon   age 75
Disney animator & cartoonist  George Baker   created Sad Sack cartoon
born on 5-12-1915 in Lowell, Massachusetts
expired 5-7-1975 in San Gabriel, California   age 59   cause: cancer
actor  George Baker   played Tiberius in I, Claudius
born on 4-1-1931 in Varna, Bulgaria
expired 10-7-2011 in West Lavington, Wiltshire, England   age 80   cause: pneumonia; stroke
songwriter  Gloria Shayne Baker   widow of William Baker (d.2001); wrote music & lyrics to Goodbye Cruel World, The Men In My Little Girl's Life and the music to Do You Hear What I Hear? (1962; with lyrics by her then-husband)
¤born: Gloria Adelle Shain 
born on 9-4-1923 in Brookline, Massachusetts
expired 3-6-2008 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 84   cause: cancer
the Hobey Haker Award trophy famed Princeton football & hockey player  Hobart Amory Hare "Hobey" Baker   during World War I flew in the Lafayette Esquadrille; a college hockey award is named for him
born on 1-15-1892 in Wissahickon, Pennsylvania
expired 12-21-1918 in Toul, France   age 26   cause: plane crash
former Tennessee representative (1951-64)  Howard Henry Baker Sr.
born on 1-12-1902 in Somerset, Kentucky
expired 1-7-1964 in Knoxville, Tennessee   age 61
Folies Bergere star singer & dancer  Josephine Carson Baker   performed the famed Banana Dance (1925); wife of Italian Count Pepito de Albertino (1920s-35), Jean Lyon (1935-40) and bandleader Jo Bouillon
born on 6-3-1906 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 4-12-1975 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 68   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
former New York Philharmonic flutist  Julius Baker
born on 9-23-1915 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 8-6-2003 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 87
Disney studio musical director  Norman Dale "Buddy" Baker   musical director on the Mickey Mouse Club
born on 1-4-1918 in Springfield, Illinois
expired 7-19-2002 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 84
retired Cornell University professor of poultry & food science  Robert Carl Baker   served on the faculty from 1949 to 1989; developed chicken nuggets (1950s)
born on 12-29-1921 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 3-13-2006 in North Lansing, New York   age 84   cause: heart attack
film/tv director  Roy Ward Baker   made A Night to Remember (1958) and The Vampire Lovers (1970) as well as directing episodes of The Saint and The Avengers
¤born: Roy Horace Baker 
born on 12-19-1916 in London, England
expired 10-5-2010 in London, England   age 93
explorer Sir  Samuel White Baker   discovered source of the Nile (1864); named it Lake Albert
born on 6-8-1821 in London, England
expired 12-30-1893 in Sanford Orleigh, England   age 72
advertising executive  Stephen Baker   created the "Let Your Fingers Do The Walking" ads for the AT&T Yellow Pages
¤born: Steven Bacher 
born on 4-17-1921 in Vienna, Austria
expired 9-13-2004 in New York, New York   age 83   cause: cancer of the gastrointestinal tract
former Iranian premier  Shahpour Bakhtiar
born on --1914 in Tehran, Persia
expired 8-6-1991 in Suresnes, France   age 76
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA7.7%
1980 JH, JW12.5%

murder victim  Bonny Lee Bakley
¤Mrs. Robert Blake 
born on 6-7-1956 in Morristown, New Jersey
expired 5-4-2001 in Studio City, California   age 44   cause: murdered; shot to death with Walther PPK
old-time midwest theater chain co-owner  Elmer Balaban   turned down opportunity to succeed his brother as chairman of Paramount pictures (he didn't want to leave Chicago); father of actor Bob
born on 5-1-1909 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-2-2001 in Chicago, Illinois   age 92
former leader of the Dominican Republic  Joaquín Balaguer
born on 9-1-1906 in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
expired 7-14-2002 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2000 ANG14%
2002 ANG, DTM, RR27.3%
   Scored 3.6250 points

choreographer  George Balanchine
¤born: Georges Malitonovich Balanchivadze 
born on 1-22-1904 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 4-30-1983   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM7.7%
1980 VA6.3%

 Emily Greene Balch   shared the 1946 Nobel peace prize
born on 1-8-1867 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 1-9-1961   age 94
cover of the April 1965 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate Lannie Balcomto September 1965 Playmate of Monthto July 1965 Playmate of Month Playboy August 1965 Playmate of Month  Linda K. "Lannie" Balcom   briefly married to Abilene (Texas) bar owner Jack McQueen (July 1965 to December 1966)
born on 3-14-1941 in Clarkdale, Arizona
expired 4-25-1991   age 50   cause: drug overdose
film producer Sir  Michael Balcon
born on 5-19-1896 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England
expired 10-16-1977 in Hartfield, Sussex, England   age 81
Reagan Commerce Secretary (1981-87)  Howard Malcolm Baldrige Jr.
born on 10-4-1922 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 7-25-1987   age 64   cause: fall from rodeo horse
bluesman "Long"  John William Baldry   helped launch the careers of The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart & Elton John
born on 1-12-1941 in Haddon, Derbyshire, England
expired 7-21-2005 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   age 64   cause: chest infection; osteoporosis
author  Faith Baldwin
born on 10-1-1893 in New Rochelle, New York
expired 3-18-1978 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 84
super-geezer  Florence Emily "Florrie" Baldwin   had been the oldest person in the United Kingdom & 2nd oldest in the world
¤née: Davies 
born on 3-31-1896 in Hunslet, Leeds, England
expired 5-8-2010 in Leeds, England   age 114
   Contest Selectors
2010DFFC3.7%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (only one in alt.obituaries newsgroup)

author  James Auther Baldwin
born on 8-2-1924 in New York, New York
expired 11-30-1987   age 65   cause: stomach cancer
 Roger Nash Baldwin   co-founder of the ACLU (1920)
born on 1-21-1884 in Wellesley, Massachusetts
expired 8-26-1981 in Ridgewood, New Jersey   age 97   cause: heart failure
Spanish fashion designer  Cristobal Balenciaga
born on 1-21-1895 in Guetaria, Spain
expired 3-23-1972 in Valencia, Spain   age 77   cause: heart attack
British prime minister (1902-05) Sir  Arthur Thomas Balfour   wrote the Balfour Declaration (1917) approving establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine at the urging of Theordor Herzl
¤title: First Earl of Balfour 
born on 7-25-1848 in East Lothian, Scotland
expired 3-19-1930 in Fisher's Hill, England   age 81
composer  Ernest Ball   co-wrote When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1912)
born on 7-22-1878 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 5-3-1927 in Santa Ana, California   age 48
former Undersecretary of State  George Wildman Ball
born on 12-21-1909 in Des Moines, Iowa
expired 5-26-1994   age 84
Harvey Ball's insipid creation smiley-face creator (1963)  Harvey Ross Ball   created it for State Mutual Life Assurance Cos. (Worcester, MA), it was never copyrighted
born on 7-10-1921 in Worcester, Massachusetts
expired 4-12-2001 in Worcester, Massachusetts   age 79   cause: liver failure
Edgar Award-winning mystery writer  John Dudley Ball Jr.   had been a music critic for the Brooklyn Eagle, then wrote criticism of new LPs for the New York World-Telegram; In the Heat of the Night (1965); a member of the Baker Street Irregulars
born on 7-8-1911 in Schenectedy, New York
expired 10-15-1988 in Encino, California   age 77   cause: colon cancer
comedienne  Lucille Desiree Ball   sang for Ted Fio Rito's big band
born on 8-6-1911 in Jamestown, New York
expired 4-26-1989   age 77   cause: ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH7.7%
1980 BB, BD, DO18.8%

actor & schlocky magician  Carl Ballantine   played Lester Gruber on McHale's Navy (1962-64)
¤born: Meyer Kessler 
born on 9-27-1917 in Chicago, Illinois, United State of America
expired 11-3-2009 in Hollywood, California   age 92
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2007AUDC3.2%
2008GAS3.1%

original Supremes singer  Florence Ballard
born on 6-30-1943 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 2-22-1976 in Detroit, Michigan   age 32   cause: cardiac arrest
Rock and Roll H.O.F. singer/songwriter  Hank Ballard   leader of the Royals (later Midnighters); wrote/performed The Twist (1958; recorded by Checker the following year) & Finger Poppin' Time
¤born: John H. Kendricks 
born on 11-18-1927 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 3-2-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 75   cause: throat cancer
Toronto Maple Leafs owner  Harold Ballard
born on 7-30-1905 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 4-11-1990   age 86
author  James Graham Ballard   wrote "Crash", "High-Rise", "Empire of the Sun" & "The Atrocity Exhibition" (1970)
born on 11-15-1930 in Shanghai, China
expired 4-19-2009   age 78   cause: prostate cancer
dance instructor-turned-inventor  George Charles Ballas Sr.   came up with the Weed Eater (1971)
born on 6-28-1925 in Ruston, Louisiana
expired 6-25-2011 in Houston, Texas   age 85
retired pro golfer  Severiano Ballesteros Sota
born on 4-9-1957
expired 5-7-2011 in Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain   age 54   cause: oligoastrocytoma
   Contest Selectors
2009DFFC, GAS, GOHI, JCM, LMLD, QKU, RAVN, RIE, TBC, WEP33.3%
2010ANG, BYE, DFFC, DTM, GAS, JCM, KLS, LMLD, PCD, QKU, RAVN40.7%

former New Yorker jazz reviewer (1957-2001)  Whitney Lyon Balliett Sr.
born on 4-17-1926 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 2-1-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 80   cause: cancer
Redbook magazine editor (1927-49)  Edwin Balmer   co-wrote When Worlds Collide
expired 3-21-1959 in North Tarrytown, New York   age 75
actor  Martin Henry Balsam
born on 11-4-1919 in New York, New York
expired 2-12-1996 in Rome, Italy   age 76   cause: stroke
Wisconsin geezer  Anna Balsiger
born on 2-11-1889 in Mount Pleasant Township, Wisconsin
expired 9-14-2001 in Brodhead, Wisconsin   age 112
Texas death row inmate  John Richard Baltazar
¤aka: number 999257 
born on 5-9-1972
expired 1-15-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 30   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 10.1250 points

French romance author  Honoré de Balzac
born on 5-20-1799 in Tours, France
expired 8-18-1850   age 51
Met opera soprano-turned-mezzo soprano-turned-soprano again  Rose Bampton   widow of conductor Wilfrid Pelletier & mother of Camille & François
born on 11-28-1907 in Lakewood, Ohio
expired 8-21-2007 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania   age 99
first black Zimbabwean president (1980-87)  Canaan Sodindo Banana   force out by Robert Mugabe; later convicted/jailed for sodomy
born on 3-5-1936 in Esiphezini, Essexvale District, Southern Rhodesia
expired 11-10-2003 in Harare, Zimbabwe   age 67
Anne & Patty Duke from 'The Miracle Worker' actress  Anne Bancroft   played Gittel Mosca in Two for the Seesaw (1958; Tony for Best Supporting Actress), Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker on Broadway (1959; Tony Award) and in the movie (1962; Best Actress oscar) as well as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967)
¤born: Anna Maria Louisa Italiano
Mrs. Mel Brooks
aka: "Mrs. Robinson
born on 9-17-1931 in New York, New York
expired 6-6-2005 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: uterine cancer
former Malawi president (1964-94) Dr.  Hastings Kamuzu Banda
¤born: Ackim Kamkhwala Banda 
born on 5-18-1896 in Chiwengo, Malawi
expired 11-25-1997 in Johannesburg, South Africa   age 99   cause: respiratory failure
former Sri Lankan prime minister (1960-65, 1970-77, 1993-2000)  Sirimavo Bandaranaike   first female prime minister (in modern times); mother of Chandrika Kumaratunga
¤born: Sirimavo Ratwatte 
born on 4-17-1916 in Horagulla, Ceylon
expired 10-10-2000 in Gampaha, Sri Lanka   age 84   cause: heart attack
child prodigy violinist/adult impressario  Enrico Banducci   purchased north beach nightclub the "hungry id" from it's (1949) founder Eric Nord (1951); shortened name to the "hungry i"; booked such notable acts as: Mort Sahl, Phyllis Diller, Dick Gregory, Lenny Bruce, Bill Cosby, Jonathan Winters, Shelly Berman, Woody Allen, The Limeliters, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, Professor Irwin Corey, ... early in their careers; the club closed in 1970
¤born: Harry Banducci 
born on 2-17-1922 in Bakersfield, California
expired 10-9-2007 in South San Francisco, California   age 85   cause: kidney & heart failure
retired Army Colonel  Aaron Bank
¤"father of the Special Forces" (Green Berets) 
born on 11-23-1902 in New York, New York
expired 4-1-2004 in Dana Point, California   age 101
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO5.6%

geezer  Edward Bankhead   data from turn-of-the-century census records put his year of birth around 1896 or 97
born on 3-11-1897 in Noxubee County, Mississippi
expired 11-26-2002 in Corinth, Mississippi   age 105
actress  Tallulah Brockman Bankhead
born on 1-31-1902 in Huntsville, Alabama
expired 12-12-1968 in New York, New York   age 65
silent film star  Vilma Bánky   acted with Ronald Colman and Rudolph Valentino; married to Rod LaRocque
¤born: Vilma Lonchit 
born on 1-9-1903 in Nagyrodog, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-16-1991   age 93
character actor  Ian Bannen   appeared in Flight of the Phoenix (1966; Best Supporting actor Academy Award nomination), Gandhi (1982), Gorky Park (1983), Hope and Glory (1987), Braveheart (1995) and Waking Ned Devine (1998)
born on 6-29-1928 in Airdrie, Scotland
expired 11-3-1999 in Loch Ness, Scotland   age 71   cause: car wreck
I know Nuthing; I saw Nuthing; I heard Nuthing; I did Nuthing! actor  John Banner   played Sergeant Schultz on Hogan's Heroes
born on 1-28-1910 in Vienna, Austria
expired 1-28-1973 in Vienna, Austria   age 63   cause: abdominal hemorrhage
tv producer/director  Robert James "Bob" Banner Jr.   got started in Chicago's WMAQ-tv as a production assistant on the Kukla, Fran & Ollie kiddies show (1948); worked on The Fred Waring Show; The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, Omnibus, The Garry Moore Show, The Carol Burnett Show, Candid Camera, Solid Gold & Showtime at the Apollo; helped save Carnegie Hall from demolition
born on 8-15-1921 in Ennis, Texas
expired 6-16-2011 in Woodland Hills, California   age 89   cause: Parkinson's disease
author  Helen Bannerman   wrote The Story of Little Black Sambo
born on 2-25-1863 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 10-13-1946 in Edinburgh, Scotland   age 83
insulin co-discoverer (1921) Dr.  Frederick Grant Banting   shared 1923 Nobel prize in medicine for the discovery with the guy that rented them the lab space
born on 11-14-1891 in Alliston, Ontario, Canada
expired 2-21-1941 in Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada   age 49   cause: plane crash
Bolivian president (1997-2001)  Hugo Banzer Suárez
born on 5-10-1926 in Concepción, Bolivia
expired 5-5-2002 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia   age 75   cause: heart attack; brain & lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002JL, TMTX18.2%
   Scored 6.2500 points
2003TMTX

Vietnam's last emperor  Bảo Ðại   son of Emperor Khai Dinh and Empress Tu Cung; originally emperor of the French Indochina protectorate Annam from 1925-1945, abdicating under pressure from Ho Chi Minh; he was Vietnamese chief of state from 1949 to 1955 (deposed by Diem)
¤born: Prince Nguyễn Vĩnh Thụy 
born on 10-22-1913 in Hue, Vietnam
expired 7-30-1997 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 83
silent film star  Theda Bara
¤real name: Theodosia Goodman
aka: "The Vamp
born on 7-29-1885 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 4-13-1955 in Los Angeles, California   age 70   cause: cancer
data packager  Paul Baran   in 1963 & 1964, while working at the Rand Corp., had the idea for distributed adaptive message block switching — we know this concept by the name packet switching (the idea was independently conceived-of by Donald Davies & Leonard Kleinrock)
born on 4-29-1926 in Grodno, Poland
expired 3-26-2011 in Palo Alto, California   age 84   cause: lung cancer
 Robert Bárány   received the 1914 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 4-22-1876 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary
expired 4-8-1936 in Uppsala, Sweden   age 59
 Agatha Barbara   former President of Malta (1982-87)
born on 3-11-1923 in Zabbar, Malta
expired 2-4-2002 in Valletta, Malta   age 78
famous voice  Jane Barbe   voiced hundreds of announcements for the phone companies — such as "We're sorry ... you call can not be completed as dialed."
¤née: Schneider 
born on 7-28-1928 in Florida
expired 7-21-2003 in Roswell, Georgia   age 74   cause: complications from cancer
mint farmer  Rex T. Barber   as a World War II fighter pilot shot down Admiral Yamamoto's plane
born on 5-6-1917 in Culver, Oregon
expired 7-26-2001 in Terrebonne, Oregon   age 84
composer  Samuel Barber
born on 3-9-1910 in West Chester, Pennsylvania
expired 1-23-1981 in New York, New York   age 70
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

broadcaster  Walter Lanier "Red" Barber
born on 2-17-1908 in Columbus, Mississippi
expired 10-22-1992   age 84
animator  Joseph Roland Barbera   partner of William Hanna
born on 3-24-1911 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 12-18-2006 in Studio City, California   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2001RR12½%
2002DTM, JAC18.2%
2003CSI, DTM, JEDS, KOHD, PCD27.8%
2004ABRA, ANG, CSI, DTM, PCD, RIE, RR38.9%
2005ANG, CSI, DTM, PCD, QKU, RIE, RR, SLIM, SPAM, TMD43.5%
2006ANG, CSI, DTM, MOT, OIE, PCD, QKU, RIE, WEP30.0%
   Scored 3.0098 points
2007ANG

to next Pope: Innocent Xto previous Pope: Gregory XV Catholic Church leader (1623-1644)  Maffeo Barberini   elected 236th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church August 6, 1623
¤Pope Urban VIII 
born on 4-??-1568 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
expired 7-29-1644 in Rome, Italy   age 76
Nazi war criminal  Klaus Barbie
¤aka: "The Butcher of Lyon" 
born on 10-25-1913 in Bad Godesberg, Germany
expired 9-25-1991   age 77
orchestra conductor Sir  John Barbirolli
¤born: Giovanni Battista-Barbirolli 
born on 12-2-1899 in London, England
expired 7-29-1970 in London, England   age 70
to next Pope: Sixtus IVto previous Pope: Pius II Catholic Church leader (1464-1471)  Pietro Barbo   elected 212th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church August 30, 1464
¤Pope Paul II 
born on --1417 in Venice, Italy
expired 7-26-1471 in Rome, Italy   age 54
journalist/politician  Alexandre Jose Barbosa Lima Sobrinho
¤better known as Barbosa Lima 
born on 1-22-1897 in Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil
expired 7-16-2000 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   age 103   cause: multiple organ failure
physicist  John Bardeen   won two Nobel physics prizes; co-inventor of the transistor (1956) and co-developer of theory of superconductivity (1972)
born on 5-23-1908 in Madison, Wisconsin
expired 1-30-1991 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 82
lyricist  Marshall Barer   co-wrote book Once Upon a Matress (with Jay Thompson & Dean Fuller); wrote the words to the Mighty Mouse theme ("Here I come to save the day...")
born on 2-19-1923
expired 8-25-1998 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 75   cause: cancer
actress  Lynn Bari
¤born: Marjorie Schuyler Fisher 
born on 12-18-1913 in Roanoke, Virginia
expired 11-20-1989 in Goleta, California   age 75
actress  Norah Baring   had female lead in Murder (1930); retired from acting in 1934
¤born: Norah Baker
Mrs. Ronald Simon 
born on 1-1-1907 in Newton Abbot, Devonshire, England
expired 4-??-1944 in London, England   age 37   cause: automobile accident
clergyman  Sabine Baring-Gould   wrote lyrics to hymn Onward, Christian Soldiers (music by Sir Arthur Sullivan)
born on 1-28-1834 in Exeter, England
expired 1-2-1924 in Lew-Trenchard, England   age 89
actor  Alexander Chrichlow "Lex" Barker Jr.   succeeded Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan in movies
born on 5-8-1919 in Rye, New York
expired 5-11-1973 in New York, New York   age 53   cause: heart attack
"plumber"  Bernard Leon Barker   did 13 months for his role in the breakin
born on 3-17-1917 in Havana, Cuba
expired 6-5-2009 in Miami, Florida   age 92   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005CSI4.3%
2006CSI, MOT6.7%
2007JCM, MOT6.5%
2008CSI, JCM, MORB9.4%
2009CSI, JCM, MORB10.0%
   Scored 3.9250 solo points

MGM studio logo with Leo, the Lion animal imitator  Bradley Barker   original screen "voice" of Leo, the M-G-M lion
expired 9-29-1951 in New York, New York   age 68
British tv comedian  Ronald William George "Ronnie" Barker   appeared on The Two Ronnies comedy series (with Ronnie Corbett)
born on 9-25-1929 in Bedford, England
expired 10-3-2005 in London, England   age 76
 Charles Glover Barkla   won the 1917 Nobel prize in physics
born on 6-7-1877 in Widnes, Lancashire, England
expired 10-23-1944 in Braidwood, Edinburgh, Scotland   age 67
Truman Vice President (1949-53)  Alben William Barkley
born on 11-24-1877 in Graves County, Kentucky
expired 4-30-1956 in Lexington, Virginia   age 78
cartoonist  Carl Barks   drew Donald Duck comics; created Scrooge McDuck, the Beagle Boys, Gladstone Gander and Gyro Gearloose; the rolling rock sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark was based upon a cartoon sequence in the Uncle Scrooge comic The Seven Cities of Cibola
born on 3-27-1901 in Merrill, Oregon
expired 8-25-2000 in Grant's Pass, Oregon   age 99
1952 Olympic medalist/ early 1950's Boston Celtic  Donald A. Barksdale
born on 3-31-1923
expired 3-8-1993   age 69
baseball Hall of Fame umpire  Albert J. Barlick
born on 4-2-1915
expired 12-26-1995   age 80
The Gerber Baby logo illustrator  Dorothy Hope Smith Barlow   drew Gerber Baby corporate logo (1928)
¤Mrs. Perry Barlow 
expired 12-16-1955 in Westport, Connecticut   age 60
orchestra conductor  Howard Barlow   did orchestra concerts for Firestone (1943-61) on radio & tv
¤nickname: the "Voice of Firestone" 
born on 5-1-1892 in Plain City, Ohio
expired 1-31-1972 in Bethel, Connecticut   age 79   cause: heart attack
world's tallest man  Parimal Chandra Barman
born on --1962 in Dacca, East Pakistan
expired ??-??-1990 in Dacca, Bangladesh   age 38
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG
2003CSI
2004CSI

S.African heart transplant pioneer Dr.  Christiaan Neethling Barnard   performed first heart transplant operation December 3rd, 1967 on Louis Washkansky (who made it through to the 21st)
born on 11-8-1922 in Beaufort West, Cape Province, South Africa
expired 9-2-2001 in Paphos, Cyprus   age 78   cause: severe asthma attack
dance criticaster  Clive Alexander Barnes   kvetched in print for the Times of London (1961-64), New York Times (1965-77) & New York Post (1978-2008)
born on 5-13-1927 in London, England
expired 11-19-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 81   cause: complications from cancer
dancer & jazz singer  Edith Mae Barnes   claimed to have introduced The Charleston dance in the Broadway show Runnin' Wild (1923)
¤born: Edith Mae Stith 
born on 1-23-1907 in New York, New York
expired 12-13-1996 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 89   cause: cancer
aviatrix  Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes   first female movie stunt pilot (worked in 1929 Hell's Angels)
born on 7-29-1901 in Pasadena, California
expired 3-27-1975 in Boron, California   age 73
actress  Gitelle Enoyce Gertrude Maude "Binnie" Barnes
born on 5-25-1903 in London, England
expired 7-27-1998 in Beverly Hills, California   age 95
Texas death row inmate  Odell Barnes Jr.
born on 3-22-1968
expired 3-1-2000 in Huntsville, Texas   age 31   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2000 TEX14%
   Scored 11.9000 solo points

former Army Air Corps Lt.  Philip Barnes   assistant weapons specialist aboard Bockscar, the plane that nuked Nagasaki
born on 3-23-1917
expired 8-16-1998 in Wilmington, Delaware   age 81
juke joint bluesman  Roosevelt Barnes
¤nickname: Booba 
born on 9-25-1936 in Longwood, Mississippi
expired 4-4-1996 in Chicago, Illinois   age 59   cause: cancer
jazz saxophonist  Charles Daly "Charlie" Barnet
born on 10-26-1913 in New York, New York
expired 9-4-1991   age 77
former dancer/actress  Etta Moten Barnett   had bit parts in Gold Diggers of 1933 & Flying Down to Rio (1933)
born on 11-5-1901 in Weimar, Texas
expired 1-2-2004 in Chicago, Illinois   age 102   cause: pancreatic cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002JL9.1%
2003COCO, JL11.1%

master showman  Phineas Taylor Barnum   owner of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, later merged in with the Ringling Brother's circus; he never over-estimated the intelligence of the American public, coining phrase "There's a sucker born every minute"
born on 7-5-1810 in Bethel, Connecticut
expired 4-7-1891   age 80
comedian  Sanford "Sandy" Baron   performed on the U.S. version of the That Was The Week That Was tv series (1964); narrated Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
¤born: Sanford Beresofsky 
born on 5-5-1936 in New York, New York
expired 1-21-2001 in Van Nuys, California   age 64   cause: emphysema
root beer creator  Edward Charles Edmond Barq Sr.   came up with his recipe in 1898
born on --1871 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
root beer recipe keeper  William Adolph Barq   grandson of originator of the brew
born on 7-21-1922
expired 6-11-2002 in Biloxi, Mississippi   age 79   cause: congestive heart failure
former Cuban military officer  Ramón M. Barquín López   lead a failed coup against Batista (April 1956); had a falling-out with Castro & left Cuba, never to return (1959)
born on 5-12-1914 in Cienfuegos, Las Villas province, Cuba
expired 3-3-2008 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico   age 93   cause: complications from leukemia
Candy with her record collection 1950s stripper  Candy Barr   did one stag film at age 16 — Smart Aleck (1951); had been a "know associate" of Mickey Cohen, Jack Ruby & Hugh Hefner; did three years in a women's prison for posession of less than an ounce of marijuana (she had been sentenced to 15 years — sentenced commuted by the governor); at age 41 posed for the June 1976 issue of oui magazine
¤born: Juanita Dale Slusher
ex-Mrs. Troy Phillips 
born on 7-6-1935 in Edna, Texas
expired 12-30-2005 in Victoria, Texas   age 70   cause: pneumonia
former French prime minister (1976-81)  Raymond Octave Joseph Barre
born on 4-12-1924 in Saint-Denis, La Réunion Island, Indian Ocean
expired 8-25-2007 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 83
Pink Floyd co-founder  Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett   gave the band it's name — composed of the first names of two bluesmen: Pink Anderson & Floyd Council
born on 1-6-1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
expired 7-7-2006 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 60
   Contest Selectors
2004RAVN5.6%

songwriter, former Fabergé fragrances co-owner  George Barrie   created Brut; produced the movies A Touch of Class (1973)
born on 2-9-1912 in New York, New York
expired 11-23-2002 in Aventura, Florida   age 90
author Sir  James Matthew Barrie   created Peter Pan (1904)
born on 5-9-1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland
expired 6-19-1937 in London, England   age 77
actress & tv personality  Wendy Barrie   did the Revlon commercials on The $64,000 Question
¤born: Marguerite Wendy Jenkin 
born on 4-18-1912 in London, England
expired 2-2-1978 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 65
 Della C. Barris   daughter of Chuck & Sasha; appeared as a hostess on the Gong Show as a kid (talk about your child abuse)
born on 12-24-1962
expired 7-28-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 35   cause: drug abuse
 Sasha Lynn Barris   ex-wife of Chuck Barris & mother of Della Barris
¤né3: Levy 
born on 12-29-1936 in Pennsylvania
expired 3-13-2010 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: lung cancer
pioneering electro-acoustic musician  Charlotte May "Bebe" Barron   with then-husband Louis provided the "electronic tonalities" of the Forbidden Planet (1956) & music for Bells of Atlantis (1952); survived by second husband Leonard Neubauer
born on 6-16-1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 4-20-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 82
movie score composer  Louis F. Barron   with then-wife Bebe provided the "electronic tonalities" for Forbidden Planet (1956)
born on 4-23-1920
expired 11-1-1989   age 69
actor  Bernard Barrow   played Johnny Ryan on Ryan's Hope soap opera (1975-89)
born on 12-30-1927 in New York, New York
expired 8-4-1993 in New York, New York   age 65   cause: lung cancer
violent criminal  Clyde Barrow   killed 12 people with Bonnie Parker
born on 5-24-1909 in Telice, Texas
expired 5-23-1934 in Gibsland, Louisiana   age 25
"actor"  George Barrows   played title role in Robot Monster (1953)
born on 2-7-1913 in New York, New York
expired 10-17-1994 in Oxnard, California   age 81
Dr.  David W. Barry   co-developer of the AIDS drug AZT
expired 1-28-2002 in Durham, North Carolina   age 58   cause: heart attack
movie/tv actor  Don "Red" Barry   first actor to play the Red Ryder in Republic serial Adventures of Red Ryder (1940); followed in role by William Elliot & Allan Lane
¤real name: Donald Barry De Acosta 
born on 1-11-1910 in Houston, Texas
expired 7-17-1980 in North Hollywood, California   age 70   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
actor  Gene Barry   played Dr. Clayton Forester in War of the Worlds (1953), Bat Masterson on syndicated tv show (1958-61) and Amos Burke on Burke's Law
¤born: Eugene Klass 
born on 6-14-1919 in New York, New York, United State of America
expired 12-9-2009 in Woodland Hills, California   age 90   cause: congestive heart failure; Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
2009ADWC3.3%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

Jack and Winky game show producer  Jack Barry   partnered with Dan Enright; up to his eyeballs in the tv Quiz Show scandals; hosted The Joker is Wild & Winky Dink and You
¤born: Jack Barasch 
born on 5-20-1918
expired 5-2-1984   age 65
film composer  John Barry   scored a number of James Bond films; wrote music for the Goldfinger theme (along with Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse's lyrics) + Midnight Cowboy, Born Free, Out of Africa & Dances With Wolves
¤born: John Barry Prendergast 
born on 11-3-1933 in York, England
expired 1-30-2011 in New York, New York   age 77   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2007JCM3.2%
2008JCM3.1%

movie production designer  John Barry   won oscar for Star Wars IV: A New Hope
born on --1935
expired 6-1-1979 in London, England   age 44   cause: meningitis
actress  Ethel Barrymore   sister of Lionel and John
¤real name: Ethel Blythe 
born on 8-15-1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-18-1959 in Beverly Hills, California   age 79
actor  John Barrymore   brother of Ethel and Lionel; grandfather of Drew
¤real name: John Blythe 
born on 2-15-1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 5-29-1942 in Hollywood, California   age 60   cause: myocarditis
actor  John Drew Barrymore Jr.
¤born: John Blythe Barrymore 
born on 6-4-1932 in Beverly Hills, California
expired 11-29-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 72
actor  Lionel Barrymore   brother of Ethel and John; played the greedy Mr. Potter in Its a Wonderful Life
¤real name: Lionel Blythe 
born on 4-28-1878 in Philadelphia, California
expired 11-15-1954 in Van Nuys, California   age 76
stage supporting actor  Maurice Barrymore   father of Lionel, Ethel and John
¤born: Herbert Blythe 
born on 9-21-1849
expired 3-26-1905   age 55
former Fordham football player  Albert John Bart Sr.   member of the Seven Blocks of Granite (class of '38)
¤born: Albert John Babartsky 
born on 4-19-1915 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
expired 12-29-2002 in Kettering, Ohio   age 87
   Contest Selectors
2003 CSI

composer  Lionel Bart   composed music for the stage show/movie Oliver (1963); wrote theme song for From Russia With Love
¤born: Lionel Begleiter 
born on 8-1-1930 in London, England
expired 4-3-1999 in London, England   age 68   cause: cancer
Miss America 1943  Jean Bartel   it was her idea to award college scholarships to the winner of the pageant
¤born: Jean Bartelmeh
widow of William J. Hogue 
born on 10-26-1923 in Los Angeles, California, United State of America
expired 3-6-2011 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United State of America   age 87
actor/writer/director  Paul Bartel   directed Death Race 2000 (1975); wrote/directed/co-starred in Eating Raoul (1982)
born on 8-6-1938 in New York, New York
expired 5-13-2000 in New York, New York   age 61   cause: heart attack; liver duct cancer
1930s/40s radio announcer/actor  Harry Bartell   also appeared in movies & on tv
born on 11-28-1913 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 2-26-2004 in Ashland, Oregon   age 90
character actor  Eddie Barth   did voice-overs for 1980s Miller Lite beer commercials
¤born: Edward Michael Bartholetti 
born on 9-29-1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 5-28-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: heart failure
sculptor  Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi   created the Statue of Libery as a gift from France to the U.S.; the statue's formal name: "Liberty Enlightening the World"
born on 4-2-1834 in Colmar, France
expired 10-4-1904 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 70
child actor  Freddie Bartholomew
born on 3-28-1924 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 1-23-1992   age 67
pioneering computer programmer  Betty Jean Bartik   was the last surviving member of the group of women who programmed the ENIAC computer in the late 1940s; son Timothy is a lobor economist at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
¤née: Jennings
ex-Mrs. William Bartik (1946-68) 
born on 12-27-1924 in Missouri
expired 3-23-2011 in Poughkeepsie, New York   age 86   cause: congestive heart disease
Wall Street Journal editorial page editor  Robert LeRoy Bartley
born on 10-12-1937 in Marshall, Minnesota
expired 12-10-2003 in New York, New York   age 66   cause: cancer
composer  Béla Bartók
born on 5-25-1881 in Nagyszentmiklos, Austria-Hungary
expired 9-26-1945 in New York, New York   age 64   cause: cancer
actress  Eva Bartok
¤real name: Eva Martha Ivanova Szoke
  (name changed by Alexander Korda
born on 6-18-1926 in Kecskemet, Hungary
expired 8-1-1998 in London, England   age 72   cause: heart failure
movie/tv director  Charles T. Barton   movies: Car 99 (1935), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Africa Screams (1949); tv episodes: Amos 'n' Andy, Leave It To Beaver, Dennis the Menace Hazel, McHale's Navy, Grindl, Petticoat Junction, The Munsters, Camp Runamuck, Family Affair, ...
born on 5-25-1902 in San Francisco, California
expired 12-5-1981 in Burbank, California   age 79   cause: heart attack
Sir  Derek Harold Richard Barton   shared the 1969 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 9-8-1918 in Gravesend, Kent, England
expired 3-16-1998 in College Station, Texas   age 79
singer/actress/game show hostess  Eileen Barton   had a 1950 novelty hit with "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake"; was Monty Hall's sidekick on Video Village (1960)
born on 11-24-1929 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 6-27-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 76
media executive  Peter R. Barton   founding president of Liberty Media Corp. (1991-7)
born on 4-6-1951
expired 9-8-2002 in Denver, Colorado   age 51   cause: stomach cancer
pint-sized actor  Billy Barty
¤real name: William John Bertanzetti 
born on 10-25-1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania
expired 12-23-2000 in Glendale, California   age 76   cause: heart failure; lung infection
   Contest Selectors
2000 KLS14%
   Scored 7.4000 solo; points
2001 ANG

radio voice of The Shadow  Andre Baruch
born on 8-20-1908 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 9-15-1991   age 83
financier  Bernard Mannes Baruch
born on 8-19-1870 in Camden, South Carolina
expired 6-20-1965 in New York, New York   age 94
Belarus geezer  Hanna Barysevich   had never "applied" the Guinness Book for recognition — she'd never heard of it
¤born: Anna Adanovna Borisevich 
born on 5-18-1888 in Buda, Belarus, Russian Empire
expired 2-23-2007 in Minsk, Belarus   age 118
   Contest Selectors
2005RIE4.3%
2006RIE3.3%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero to be exact)

World War II Luftwaffe pilot  Rainer Candidus Barzel   went on to be a leader of the German Christian Democratic Party
born on 6-20-1924 in Braunsberg, East Prussia
expired 8-26-2006 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 82
terrorist  Shamil Basayev   claimed (ir)responsibility for the September 2004 Beslan School Massacre
born on 1-14-1965 in Vedeno, Chechnya
expired 7-10-2006 in Yekazhevo, Ingushetia   age 41   cause: munitions detonation; the explosives-laden truck he was riding in blew up
Big Band leader  William James "Count" Basie Jr.
born on 8-21-1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey
expired 4-26-1984 in Hollywood, Florida   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, DW, HP, JH,MM, VM46.2%
1980 DO, DR, DW, EB, HP, JW, MM, VA50.0%

engraver, printer, type designer  John Baskerville
born on 1-28-1706 in Wolverley, Worcestershire, England
expired 1-8-1775 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England   age 68
radio/movie actor  James Baskett   played Gabby Gibson on Amos 'n' Andy radio show; portrayed Uncle Remus in Song of the South (1946); received special oscar for his portrayal of Uncle Remus (first African-American male to receive the award)
born on 2-16-1904 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 7-9-1948 in Los Angeles, California   age 44   cause: heart failure
Baskin-Robbins co-founder (1945)  Burton "Butch" Baskin   his partner's brother-in-law
born on 12-17-1913 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-??-1967 in California   age 54
former Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser reporter  Inez J. Baskin   covered the civil rights movement starting with the Montgomery Bus Boycott
born on 6-18-1916 in Florala, Alabama
expired 6-28-2007 in Montgomery, Alabama   age 91   cause: heart failure
physicist Dr.  Nikolay Gennadiyevid Basov   his Nobel prize-winning research led to the development of the laser
born on 12-14-1922 in Usman, Russia, SFSR
expired 7-1-2001 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 78
silent film star  Lina Basquette   widow of Samuel Warner; half-sister of Marge Champion
¤real name: Lena Baskette 
born on 4-19-1907 in San Mateo, California
expired 9-30-1994   age 87
former Ontario Assistant Deputy Minister of Public Health (2004-2006) Dr.  Sheela V. Basrur   dealt with the Toronto SARS outbreak
born on 10-17-1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 6-2-2008 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada   age 51   cause: hemangiopericytoma; leiomysarcoma
   Contest Selectors
2007RAVN3.2%
2008RAVN3.1%
   Scored 9.9000 solo points

former New Hampshire representative (1955-63)  Perkins Bass
born on 10-6-1912 in East Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
expired 10-25-2011 in Peterborough, New Hampshire   age 99
graphic artist and movie title designer  Saul Bass
born on 5-8-1920 in New York, New York
expired 4-25-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 75   cause: non-Hodgkins lymphoma
author  Giorgia Bassani   wrote The Garden of the Finzi-Contini's (1962)
born on 3-4-1916 in Bologna, Italy
expired 4-13-2000 in Rome, Italy   age 84   cause: heart disease; Parkinson's disease
Gemini astronaut  Charles Arthur Bassett II   originally scheduled to be the Gemini IX pilot; killed in T-38 trainer crash with Elliot See
born on 12-30-1931 in Dayton, Ohio
expired 2-28-1966 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 34   cause: plane crash
retired German General & Green Party member  Gerd Bastian
born on 3-26-1923 in München, Germany
expired 9-28-1992 in Bonn, Germany   age 69
Italian Field Marshall  Ettore Bastico   dirigible officer in 1911/12 Italian-Turkish war; Rommel's putative superior officer in North Africa (1941-43)
expired 12-1-1972 in Rome, Italy   age 96   cause: heart failure
Chief of West Bengal  Jyoti Basu   was a big-time Marxist-communist (apparently he didn't get the memo — it doesn't work)
¤born: Jyoti Kiran Baso 
born on 7-8-1914 in Calcutta, British India
expired 1-17-2010 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2005TBC4.3%

stage/movie actor Sir  Alan Arthur Bates   played Basil in Zorba the Greek (1964), Jos James in Georgy Girl (1966) & Mr. Jennings in Gosford Park (2001)
born on 2-17-1934 in Allestree, Derbyshire, England
expired 12-27-2003 in London, England   age 69   cause: cancer of the liver & pancreas
one-legged tap dancer  Clayton P. "Peg Leg" Bates
born on 10-11-1907 in Fountain Inn, South Carolina
expired 12-6-1998 in Fountain Inn, South Carolina   age 91
black civil rights leader  Daisy Lee Bates   widow of L.C. Bates; former president of the Arkansas NAACP; led group that got nine black students admitted to Little Rock Central High School in 1957 against the resistance of governor Orval Faubus
¤née: Gatson 
born on 11-11-1914 in Huttig, Arkansas
expired 11-4-1999 in Little Rock, Arkansas   age 84
sci-fi writer/editor  Hiram Gilmore "Harry" Bates III   original editor of "Astounding Stories of Super Science" pulp magazine (1929-33); his story "Farewell to the Master", published in the October 1940 edition of "Astounding Science Fiction" was made into The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
born on 10-9-1900 in New York, New York
expired 5-??-1981 in New York, New York   age 80
character actress  Jeanne Bates   appeared as Diana Palmer in The Phantom (1943), as Nurse Wills on the Ben Casey tv series (1962-65) & as Mrs. X in Eraserhead (1977)
¤widow of Lew X. Lansworth 
born on 5-21-1918 in Berkeley, California
expired 11-28-2007 in Woodland Hills, California   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2007JCM3.2%
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

educator, poet  Katherine Lee Bates   in 1893 wrote poem America the Beautiful, first published 7/4/1895 in The Congregationalist; it was later paired with music written by Samuel Ward
born on 8-12-1859 in Falmouth, Massachusetts
expired 3-28-1929 in Wellesley, Massachusetts   age 69
one-time insurance salesman  Lucius Christopher Bates   husband of Daisy Bates; founded the Arkansas State Press newspaper
born on 4-27-1901 in Liberty, Mississippi
expired 8-22-1980 in Little Rock, Arkansas   age 79   cause: heart attack
writer  Ralph Bates   a big deal in the 1930s; opposed Franco in Spanish Civil War; taught creative writing at NYU (1948-68)
born on 11-3-1899 in Swindon, England
expired 11-26-2000 in New York, New York   age 101
ad agency founder  Theodore Lewis "Ted" Bates
born on 9-11-1901 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 5-30-1972   age 70
Hungarian countess  Elizabeth Báthory   alleged to have murdered 650 young women & bathed in their blood
¤aka: the Bloody Countess 
born on 8-7-1560 in Ecsed, Hungary
expired 8-21-1614 in Castle Cachtice, Hungary   age 44
corrupt Cuban dictator  Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar   overthrew president Soccarras; booted out by Castro
born on 1-16-1901 in Banes, Oriente Province, Cuba
expired 8-6-1973 in Guadalmina, Spain   age 72   cause: heart attack
punk rocker  Stivian John Bators   lead singer of the Dead Boys
born on 10-22-1949 in Youngstown, Ohio
expired 6-4-1990 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 40   cause: internal injuries; hit by car
former Landmark Communications chairman  Frank Batten Sr.   had been board chairman of the Associated Press (1982-87); co-founder of the Weather Channel
born on 2-11-1927 in Norfolk, Virginia
expired 9-10-2009 in Norfolk, Virginia   age 82   cause: "a prolonged illness"; (recurrent cancer)
quasi-royalty  Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Battenberg   great-grandson of Queen Victoria; boat blown up by IRA
¤title: Earl Mountbatten of Burma 
born on 6-25-1900 in Windsor, England
expired 8-27-1979 in Mullaghmore, Ireland   age 79   cause: assassinated; bomb blast
former Twins' all-star catcher  Earl Jesse Battey Jr.
born on 1-5-1935 in Los Angeles, California
expired 11-15-2003 in Gainesville, Florida   age 68   cause: cancer
bass guitarist, singer, songwriter  Clyde "Skip" Battin   a member of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers & the New Riders of the Purple Sage
born on 2-18-1934 in Galipolis, Ohio
expired 7-6-2003 in Silverton, Oregon   age 69   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
pro bowler  Richard "Dick" Battista   had a heart transplant (1975)
born on 8-29-1931 in New York, New York
expired 12-21-1979 in Queens, New York, New York   age 48
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW 7.7%
   Scored 8 solo points
1980 JW

former Alabama rep. (1947-55)  Laurie Calvin Battle
born on 5-10-1912 in Wilsonville, Alabama
expired 5-2-2000 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 87
telegrapher, engineer, inventor  Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot   developed first teleprinter; came up with 5-digit binary code for teleprinters; namesake of unit of signaling, the baud, adopted in 1927 by the ITU
born on 9-11-1845 in Magneux, France
expired 3-28-1903 in Sceaux, France   age 57
Belgian  King Baudouin I
¤full name: Baudoin Albert Charles Leopold Axel Marie Gustave 
born on 9-7-1930 in Brussels, Belgium
expired 7-31-1993   age 62
LPGA co-founder (1950)  Alice M. Bauer
born on 10-6-1927 in Eureka, South Dakota
expired 3-6-2002 in Palm Desert, California   age 74   cause: complications from colon cancer
Morton Slumber, at your service character actor  David Bauer   played Lt.Gen. Harry Buford in Patton (1970) & mob mortuary operator Morton Slumber in Diamonds Are Forever (1970)
born on 3-6-1917 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-13-1973 in London, England   age 55
baseball player/manager  Henry Albert "Hank" Bauer   played for the Yankees; coached the Orioles
born on 7-31-1922 in East Saint Louis, Illinois
expired 2-9-2007 in Shawnee Mission, Kansas   age 84   cause: lung cancer
Zeiss Corp. employee  Walther Wilhelm Johannes Bauersfeld   co-inventor of the first projection planetarium (1923); constructed the first geodesic dome to display the star field (icosahedron)
born on 1-23-1879 in Berlin, German Empire
expired 10-28-1959 in Heidenheim an der Brenz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   age 80
former pro football player  Samuel Adrian "Sammy" Baugh   was quarterback & punter for the Washington Redskins (1937-52)
¤nickname: Slingin' Sammy 
born on 3-17-1914 in Temple, Texas
expired 12-17-2008 in Rotan, Texas   age 94   cause: pneumonia; kidney failure
   Contest Selectors
2002JAC9.1%
2003MB, PCD11.1%
2004LMLD, PCD11.1%
2005PCD4.3%
2006LMLD, OIE, PCD10.0%
2007DTH, GOHI, OIE, PCD12.9%
2008DTM, GOHI, OIE, PCD, RIE15.6%
   Scored 3.2563 points

Standing Liberty quarter film actress  Doris Doscher Baum   model for the Standing Liberty quarter, first minted in 1916
born on 1-24-1882
expired 3-6-1970 in Farmingdale, New York   age 88
Apple Computer startup backer  Elmer Baum
born on 11-7-1917
expired 1-23-1993   age 75
fantasy author  Lyman Frank Baum   wrote the series of Oz books; produced and/or directed a number of the early Oz movies
born on 5-15-1856 in Chittenango, New York
expired 5-6-1919 in Hollywood, California   age 62   cause: stroke
 Maud Gage Baum   widow of L. Frank Baum; executive producer of the Wizard of Oz (1939)
born on 3-27-1861 in Fayetteville, North Carolina
expired 3-6-1953 in Los Angeles, California   age 91
former minor league first baseman  Joe Willis Bauman Jr.   set the professional baseball record for most home runs hit in a season — 72 — playing for the 1954 Roswell, New Mexico Rockets of the Class C Longhorn League (the record was finally broken in 2001 by Barry Bonds); his 0.916 slugging percentage from that year still stands as the record
born on 4-17-1922 in Welch, Oklahoma
expired 9-20-2005 in Roswell, New Mexico   age 83   cause: pneumonia; broken pelvis
retired circus animal trainer  Heinz E. "Charly" Baumann
born on 9-14-1928 in Berlin, Germany
expired 1-24-2001 in Sarasota, Florida   age 72
 Omer L. Baumgartner   invented the Heath Toffee Ice Cream Bar (1951)
born on 4-20-1920 in Walnut, Illinois
expired 2-8-2011 in Ames, Iowa   age 90
former Ohio congressman  Albert David Baumhart Jr.   served in the House of Representatives from 1941-42 & 1955-60
born on 6-15-1908 in Vermillion, Ohio
expired 1-23-2001 in Lorain, Ohio   age 92
retired Procter & Gamble product researcher  Fredric J. Baur   designed the canisters that Pringles potato crisps come in (1970); he was cremated and his ashes interred in one
born on 7-14-1918 in Toledo, Ohio
expired 5-4-2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 89
to 1933 award winnerto 1931 award winner Decathalon athelete  James "Jim" Bausch   won 1932 Sullivan Award
born on 3-29-1906 in Marion Junction, South Dakota
expired 7-9-1974   age 68
 John Jacob Bausch   co-founded Vulcanite Optical Instrument Co, (1866; the name was later changed)
born on 7-25-1830 in Suessen, Germany
expired 2-14-1925 in Rochester, New York   age 94
movie director  Mario Bava   directed Diabolik (1968)
born on 7-31-1914 in San Remo, Italy
expired 4-25-1980 in Rome, Italy   age 65   cause: heart attack
actress  Frances Bavier   Aunt Bea on The Andy Griffith Show
born on 1-14-1905 in New York, New York
expired 12-6-1989   age 86
composer Sir  Arnold Edward Trevor Bax
born on 11-8-1883 in Streatham, England
expired 10-3-1953 in Cork, Ireland   age 69
actress  Anne Baxter   played title role in All About Eve (1950) & Lucy in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942); granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright
born on 5-7-1923 in Michigan City, Indiana
expired 12-12-1985   age 62
pioneering woman's body builder  Carrie "Kay" Baxter
born on 10-3-1945 in Woodfield, Ohio
expired 5-16-1988 in Los Angeles, California   age 42   cause: car crash
film actor  Warner Leroy Baxter   won 1929 Academy Award for playing The Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona; had title role in C.B. DeMille's third production of The Squaw Man (1931)
born on 5-29-1889 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 5-7-1951 in Beverly Hills, California   age 62   cause: pneumonia
character actress  Frances Bay   played the grandmother in Happy Gilmore
¤widow of Charles Guffman 
born on 1-23-1919 in Mannville, Alberta, Canada
expired 9-15-2011 in Tarzana, California   age 92   cause: infections
   Contest Selectors
2003RAVN5.6%
2004RAVN5.6%
2006NFG3.3%
2007NFG3.2%
2008NFG3.1%
2009NFG3.3%
2010NFG3.7%

"old school" nightclub comic  Eugene Baylos   a regular at the Friars Club
born on 11-16-1906
expired 1-10-2005 in New York, New York   age 98
Iran's first Islamic revolutionary prime minister  Mehdi Bazargan
born on 9--1907 in Tehran, Persia
expired 1-13-1995 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1980 VA6.3%

Another SFBMoFo racist eugenics proponent  Leon Maurice Nelson Bazile   had been a Virginia assistant attorney general (1923-30); in 1959, as judge of Virginia's 15th Judicial Circuit (1941-65), convicted Richard & Mildred Loving of violating Virginia's Racial Integrity Act of 1924 (anti-miscegenation) & later vigorously rejected their appeal of the conviction; the U.S. Supreme Court took one look at his writing in the case and slammed him down hard (9-0) in Loving v. Virginia (June 12, 1967)
born on 9-9-1890 in Retirement, Hanover County, Virginia
expired 3-??-1967 in Ashland, Virginia   age 76
former US Navy submarine captain  Edward Latimer "Ned" Beach Jr.   as commander of the USS Triton set record for submarine circumnaviation of planet (84 days; 1960); wrote Run Silent, Run Deep (1955)
born on 4-20-1918 in New York, New York
expired 12-1-2002 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 84   cause: cancer
mechanical & electrical engineer  Ralph Hamilton Beach   an associate of Edison; a co-founder of the General Electric Company
expired 4-24-1957 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 72
country singer  Molly Gene Beachboard   appeared on Hometown Jamboree & the Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
¤aka: "Molly Bee
born on 8-18-1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
expired 2-7-2009 in Oceanside, California   age 69   cause: complications from stroke
geneticist  George Wells Beadle   shared the 1958 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 10-22-1903 in Wahoo, Nebraska
expired 6-9-1989 in Pomona, California   age 85   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
 Kermit K. Beahan   bombardier on B-29 (Bockscar) that nuked Nagasaki
born on 8-9-1918
expired 3-9-1989   age 70
cover art of `Grey Gardens' video one-time model & aspiring actress  Edith Bouvier Beale   cousin of Jackie O; one of the subjects of documentary Grey Gardens (1975)
¤nickname: "Little Edie" 
born on 11-7-1917 in New York, New York
expired 1-9-2002 in Bal Harbour, Florida   age 84   cause: heart attack or stroke
Jackie O's reclusive aunt  Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale   lived in dilapidated mansion full of cats, raccoons & excrement; subject of film Grey Gardens (1975)
born on 10-5-1894
expired 2-5-1977 in Southampton, New York   age 82
former NYC mayor (1974-77)  Abraham David "Abe" Beame
¤born: Abraham David Birnbaum 
born on 3-20-1906 in London, England
expired 2-9-2001 in New York, New York   age 94   cause: complications following open heart surgery
   Contest Selectors
2000 KLS, RR29%
2001 KLS, RR25%
   Scored 4.3500 points

Texas judge  Roy Bean   known as "The Law West of the Pecos"
born on --1825 in Mason County, Kentucky
expired 3-16-1903   age 77
investment brokerage co-founder  Alpheus Crosby Beane   left firm before the 1941 brokerage consolidation that formed Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beane; later his name was replaced in the corporate name by Smith's (1958)
born on 10-5-1888 in Augusta, Georgia
expired 9-18-1937 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 48   cause: heart attack
gastronome  James Andrews Beard
born on 5-5-1903 in Portland, Oregon
expired 1-23-1985 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: cardiac arrest
Our Gang child actor  Matthew Beard Jr.
¤aka: "Stymie
born on 1-1-1925 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-9-1981   age 56   cause: pneumonia
California death row inmate  Donald Beardslee   convicted of three murders
born on 5-13-1943
expired 1-19-2005 in San Quentin, California   age 60   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2005PCD, RIE8.7%
   Scored 7.6500 points

photographer Sir  Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton   also won costume design oscars for Gigi (1959) & My Fair Lady (1964)
born on 1-14-1904 in London, England
expired 1-18-1980 in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, England   age 76
former UPI president (1972-82)  Roderick Whitney Beaton
born on 4-25-1923 in Escalon, California
expired 7-2-2002 in Sonoma, California   age 79   cause: heart failure
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director  Mollie H. Beattie
born on 4-27-1947
expired 6-27-1996   age 49
Shellie as American Gladiatrix 'Siren' former pro bodybuilder  Shelley Anne Beattie   was an original American Gladiatrix (1992-97) & a "grinder" on the America3 America's Cup team
¤aka: "Siren"
ex-Mrs. John Romano 
born on 8-24-1967 in Santa Ana, California
expired 2-16-2008 in Salem, Oregon   age 40   cause: suicide; hanged; pipolar disorder
wild animal trainer  Clyde Raymond Beatty
born on 6-10-1902
expired 7-19-1965 in Ventura, California   age 63
AP & NBC news correspondent  Morgan Beatty
born on 9-6-1902 in Little Rock, Arkansas
expired 7-4-1975 in Saint Johns, Antigua   age 72
actor  Robert Beatty
born on 10-9-1909 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
expired 3-3-1992   age 82
pro wrassler  Arthur Lawrence Beauchene
¤aka: "Leaping Larry Chene
expired 10-1-1964   age ??   cause: auto accident
movie/tv director  William Beaumont Sr.   directed Mom and Dad (1945), The Adventures Spin & Marty for Disney's Mickey Mouse Club show (1955) and The Further Adventures of Spin & Marty (1957) & The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca (1958)
born on 1-15-1892 in New York, New York
expired 3-18-1970 in Canoga Park, California   age 78
long-ago Olympic cyclist  René "Roger" Beaufrand   won a gold medal in the 1000m sprint at the 1928 games — he is currently the oldest living Olympic gold medalist
born on 9-25-1908 in Garenne-Colombes, France
expired 3-14-2007 in France   age 99
   Contest Selectors
2006CSI3.3%

screenwriter  Charles Beamont   wrote screenplay for The Queen of Outer Space (1958)
¤born: Charles Leroy Nutt 
born on 1-2-1929 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-21-1967   age 38
major league outfielder  Clarence Howeth "Ginger" Beaumont   first man to bat in a World Series game (1903)
born on 7-23-1876 in Rochester, Wisconsin
expired 4-10-1956 in Burlington, Wisconsin   age 79
actor  Hugh Beaumont   played Beaver's dad Ward Cleaver
born on 2-16-1909 in Lawrence, Kansas
expired 5-13-1982   age 72
US Army surgeon Dr.  William Beaumont   first to conduct scientific studies of human digestive process; while stationed at Fort Mackinac he treated fur trapper Alexis St. Martin who was shot in the abdomen (June 6, 1822) with a musket producing a wound that would not completely heal closed around the stomach. Over the next several years Dr. Beaumont was able to observe the digestive process and conduct experiments on St. Martin
born on 11-21-1785 in Lebanon, Connecticut
expired 4-25-1853 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 67   cause: complications from icy slip-and-fall accident
actress  Louise Beavers
born on 3-8-1902 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 10-26-1962 in Hollywood, California   age 60
French crooner/songwriter  Gilbert Bécaud   wrote Et Maintenant (What Now My Love)
¤born: François Gilbert Silly 
born on 10-24-1927 in Toulon, France
expired 12-18-2001 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 74   cause: cancer
comic book artist  Charles Beck   created Captain Marvel (1939) using Fred MacMurray as the model
born on 6-8-1910 in Zumbrota, Minnesota
expired 11-22-1989   age 79
former Teamsters Union president  Dave Beck
born on 6-16-1894 in Stockton, California
expired 12-26-1993   age 99
 Emily Marshall Morison Beck   edited the 13th, 14th & 15th editions of Bartlett's Quotations (1955, '68 & '80)
born on 10-15-1915 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 3-28-2004 in Canton, Massachusetts   age 88   cause: kidney failure
 Hans Beck   creator of the Playmobil toys
born on 5-6-1929 in Thuringia, Germany
expired 1-30-2009 in Markdorf am Bodensee, Germany   age 79   cause: "a severe illiness"
familiar voice  Jackson Beck   was the voice of Bluto in over 300 Popeye cartoons; voiced King Leonardo & Biggy Rat; was the opening announcer on the original Superman radio show: "Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound..." (replaced by Bill Kennedy on tv series)
born on 7-23-1912 in New York, New York
expired 7-28-2004 in New York, New York   age 92
movie producer  John Beck
born on 10-24-1909 in Pomona, California
expired 7-18-1993 in Woodland Hills, California   age 83
1930s movie actor  Thomas Beck   played Charlie Chan's Number One Son
born on 12-29-1909 in New York, New York
expired 9-23-1995 in Miami Shores, Florida   age 85
radio announcer, tv show host & cartoon voice  George Sanford "Sandy" Becker
born on 2-19-1922 in New York, New York
expired 4-9-1996 in Remsenburg, Rhode Island   age 74   cause: heart attack
The Joy of Cooking editor  Marion Rombauer Becker   took over authorship of book after her mother's death (1962)
born on 1-2-1903
expired 12-28-1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 73   cause: cancer
one of Becker's Hindenburg crash photos retired AP photographer  Murray Becker   took famous still photos of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst (5/6/1937) & Lou Gehrig's tearful goodbye speach in Yankee Stadium (7/4/1939)
born on 2-6-1909 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 3-13-1986 in North Miami Beach, Florida   age 77   cause: cancer
former contractor  William Walter Becker   with partner Paul Greene founded the Motel 6 chain (1962)
born on 5-18-1921 in Pasadena, California
expired 4-2-2007 in Kingman, Arizona   age 85   cause: heart attack
novelist  Samuel Barclay Beckett   author of Waiting for Godot (1949); winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in literature
born on 4-13-1906 in Fox Rock, County Dublin, Ireland
expired 12-22-1989 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 83   cause: respiratory failure
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM, MS15.4%
1980 MM6.3%

Our Gang child actor  Scott Hastings Beckett
¤aka: "Scotty
born on 10-4-1929 in Oakland, California
expired 5-10-1968 in Los Angeles, California   age 38   cause: suicide; intentional barbituate overdose
Dr.  Arnold Orville Beckman   invented first successful electronic ph meter (1934); founder of Beckman Instruments (1935)
born on 4-10-1900 in Cullom, Illinois
expired 5-18-2004 in La Jolla, California   age 104
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
   Scored 4.6000 solo points

character actor  Henry How Beckman   played Commander Paul Richards on Flash Gordon (DuMont network series 1954-58), the scientist/creator of My Living Doll (Dr. Carl Miller; 1964), Greg Anderson on Peyton Place (1964-65) & Capt. Roland Clancey on Here Come the Brides (1968-69)
born on 11-26-1921 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
expired 6-17-2008 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain   age 86
   Contest Selectors
2007NFG3.2%
2008GAS, NFG6.3%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (two to be exact)

physicist  Antoine-Henri Becquerel   shared the 1903 Nobel prize in physics for the discovery of spontaneous radioactivity
born on 12-15-1852 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 8-25-1908 in Le Croisic, Brittany, France   age 55
theologian  "The Venerable" Bede   wrote Ecclesiastical History of England in 731; invented the B.C. (before Christ; Ante Christum) date system to complement Exiguus' A.D. dating
¤Old English spelling: Bæda 
born on --673 in Wearmouth, Northumbria, England
expired 5-25-735 in Jarrow, Durham, England   age 62
McKesson Imports "mixologist"  George John Bednar   played pro football two seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals (1964-66); invented the Harvey Wallbanger (vodka, orange juice & Galliano)
born on 3-16-1942 in Kingston, Connecticut
expired 12-6-2007 in Roxbury, COnnecticut   age 65
character actor  Alfonso Bedoya   his most memorable role as as Gold Hat, the bandit leader in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), who said "We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges." (not the apocryphal "Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.")
born on 4-16-1904 in Vicam, Sonora, Mexico
expired 12-15-1957 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 53   cause: complications from alcoholism
one-time New York Herald columnist  Lucius Morris Beebe   also a poet, author, and newspaper publisher; made early note of "ghoul pools" in a column he wrote for the Herald (and appearing in the Washington Post on 11-6-1938); had three articles published in Playboy magazine (two posthumously) — "Those Gilded Galas" (January 1966), "The Big Spenders" (December 1966) & "The Golden Age of Mobile Gastronomy" (May 1967)
born on 12-9-1902 in Wakefield, Massachusetts
expired 2-4-1966 in Hillsborough, California   age 63   cause: heart attack
founder-president of Beech Aircraft  Walter Herschel Beech
born on 1-30-1891 in Pulaski, Tennessee
expired 11-29-1950 in Wichita, Kansas   age 59
British conductor Sir  Godfrey Thomas Beecham
born on 4-29-1879 in Saint Helens, England
expired 3-8-1961 in London, England   age 81
WXYZ radio actor  Brace Beemer   first to portray Sergeant Preston of the Yukon on the radio; third to portray The Lone Ranger on radio (1941-54; 1st; 2nd)
born on --1902 in Mount Carmel, Illinois
expired 2-28-1965 in Lake Orion, Michigan   age 62
one-time Belgian prime minister  Auguste Marie François Beernaert   shared the 1909 Nobel peace prize
born on 7-26-1829 in Ostend, Belgium
expired 10-6-1912 in Lucerne, Switzerland   age 83   cause: pneumonia
Jack Beers' photo of Ruby about to shoot Oswald
(left to right) Dallas police detective James Leavelle, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby
Photo ©Copyright 1963 Ira J. Beers
Dallas Morning News photographer  Ira Jefferson "Jack" Beers   clicked his shutter 0.6 seconds before Bob Jackson, missing a Pulitzer Prize for the Kennedy assassination
born on 7-14-1923 in Dallas, Texas
expired 2-??-1975   age 51   cause: heart attack
character actor  Noah Beery Sr.   brother of Wallace Beery; played silent screen villians
born on 1-17-1884 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 4-1-1946 in Hollywood, California   age 62
actor  Noah Beery Jr.
born on 8-10-1916 in New York, New York
expired 11-1-1994   age 77
movie actor  Wallace Fitzgerald Beery   brother of Noah Sr.; won 1931 oscar for The Champ
born on 4-1-1885 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 4-15-1949 in Beverly Hills, California   age 64   cause: myocardiac ailment
Great Lakes sailor  Frederick J. Beetcher   Porter aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 56   cause: drowned when ship foundered
composer  Ludwig van Beethoven   wrote nine symphonies, five piano concerti, one violin concerto, numerous string quartets + lots of solo piano music
born on 12-16-1770 in Bonn, Germany
expired 3-26-1827 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary   age 56
check-forging former Columbia Pictures president  David Begelman
born on 8-26-1921 in New York, New York
expired 8-8-1995   age 73   cause: suicide
Menachem's wife  Aliza Begin
expired 11-11-1982   age 62
former Israeli Prime Minister  Menachem Wolfovitch Begin   shared 1978 Nobel Peace prize
born on 7-31-1913 in Brest-Litovsk, Poland
expired 3-9-1992   age 78
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, HA, HP, JH, RR, VM, YJ53.8%
1980 BD, DH, DW, EB, EK, RR, VA43.8%

actor  Edward James Begley Sr.   won a Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1963 for Sweet Bird of Youth
born on 3-25-1901 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 4-28-1970 in Los Angeles, California   age 69   cause: heart attack
 Beatrice Behan   Brendan's widow
¤née: Salkeld 
expired 3-10-1993   age 69
Irish playwright  Brendan Francis Behan
born on 2-9-1923 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 3-20-1964 in Dublin, Ireland   age 41
 Sosthenes Behn   co-founder of ITT
expired 6-6-1957 in New York, New York   age 75
Airline Pilots Association founder  David L. Behncke
expired 4-14-1953 in Chicago, Illinois   age 55
actress  Pati Behrs-Derek-Lindley   grandneice of Leo Tolstoy; first wife of John Derek (1951-57); mother of his two kids: Russell & Sean; widow of Dr. Lucius Lindley
born on 2-13-1922
expired 7-4-2004   age 82
jazz cornettist  Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke
born on 3-10-1903 in Davenport, Iowa
expired 8-6-1931 in Queens, New York, New York   age 28   cause: lobar pneumonia; alcoholism
 George C. Beidler   invnetor of the first photocopier, the Rectigraph (1903)
expired 7-23-1945 in Rochester, New York   age 67
aviatrix  Elly Beinhorn-Rosemeyer   widow of Bernd Rosemeyer (1936-8) & Karl Wittman (1946-76)
¤born: Elly Beinhorn 
born on 5-30-1907 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
expired 11-28-2007 in Ottobrunn, Bavaria, Germany   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2006WEP3.3%
2007WEP3.2%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (two to be exact)

actress  Barbara Bel Geddes   was the original Broadway "Cat" (Maggie, of Hot Roof fame; 1955) & Miss Ellie Ewing on Dallas
born on 10-31-1922 in New York, New York
expired 8-8-2005 in Northeast Harbor, Maine   age 82   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2001NFG12½%
2002RAVN9.1%
2004NFG5.6%
2005NFG4.3%
   Scored 6.8000 solo points

theatrical costume designer/producer  Edith Lutyens Bel Geddes
born on 8-16-1908 in Brussels, Belgium
expired 8-16-2002 in Hudson, New York   age 95
Broadway scenic designer  Norman Bel Geddes   creator of General Motor's Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair; father of actress Barbara
¤born: Norman Melancton Geddes 
born on 4-7-1893 in Adrian, Michigan
expired 5-8-1958 in New York, New York   age 65
former Baltimore Orioles shortstop (1965-81)  Mark Belanger
born on 6-8-1944
expired 10-6-1998 in New York, New York   age 54   cause: pneumonia; cancer
former Peruvian president (1963-68; 1980-85)  Fernando Belaúnde Terry   ousted by coup (1968); restored by ballot (1980)
born on 10-7-1912 in Lima, Peru
expired 6-4-2002 in Lima, Peru   age 89   cause: complications from stroke
advertising executive  Don Belding Sr.   co-founded Foote, Cone & Belding (1942)
born on 1-23-1897 in Grant Pass, Oregon
expired 9-16-1969 in Los Angeles, California   age 72   cause: cancer
lawyer & long time Postal Service operative  Frederick Christopher Belen   headed commitee that came up with the Zone Improvement Plan (ZIP Code) in 1963
born on 12-25-1913 in Lansing, Michigan
expired 10-13-1999 in Arlington, Virginia   age 85   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
former L.A. Dodger pitcher & drunkard  Robert "Bo" Belinsky   accomplished pool hustler; threw no-hitter (5/2/1962); once engaged to Mamie Van Doren; married/divorced Jo Collins & Janie Weyerhaeuser
born on 12-7-1936 in New York, New York
expired 11-23-2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 64   cause: heart attack; bladder cancer
comedy writer  Gary Belkin   worked on the Sid Caesar Show, Get Smart, the Carol Burnett Show, Newhart & Sesame Street; earned an Emmy for the PBS sex education program V.D. Blues
born on 4-24-1926 in New York, New York
expired 7-28-2005 in West Hollywood, California   age 78   cause: emphysema
Mr. Watson come here, I need you! Scottish inventor  Alexander Graham Bell   inventor of the telephone (not, as some believe, Don Ameche); co-founder of the National Geographic Society
born on 3-3-1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 8-2-1922   age 75
former L.A.-area congressman (1961-76)  Alphonzo E. Bell   grandson of James George Bell; his father developed Westwood, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades & Bel-Air; widower of Marion McCargo Bell
born on 9-19-1914 in Los Angeles, California
expired 4-25-2004 in Santa Monica, California   age 89   cause: pneumonia
writer, gay activist  Arthur Irving Bell   a columnist for The Village Voice; author of Kings Don't Mean a Thing; conducted an interview for Playboy magazine
born on 11-6-1939 in New York, New York
expired 6-2-1984 in New York, New York   age 44   cause: complications from diabetes
former MacDonald's CEO  Charles H. "Charlie" Bell   started out flipping burgers at age 15; diagnosed with cancer just after taking the post
born on 11-7-1960 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
expired 1-17-2005 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 44   cause: colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005RAVN4.3%
   Scored 10.6000 solo points

to third NFL Commissioner: Pete Rozelleto first NFL Commissioner: Elmer Layden former Philadelphia Eagles president (1933-40)  DeBonneville "Bert" Bell   insituted pro football draft in 1936; second NFL Commissioner (1946-59); coined saying "On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team."
born on 2-25-1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-11-1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 64   cause: heart attack
movie projectionist  Donald J. Bell   co-founder of Bell & Howell Camera Co. (1907)
born on --1869
expired ??-??-1934   age 64
noted Celtic harpist  George Derek Fleetwood Bell   longtime member of The Chieftans
born on 1-1-1935 in Belfast, Northern Ireland
expired 10-15-2002 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 67   cause: hypertensive cardiomyopathy
Taco Bell founder (1962)  Glen William Bell Jr.
born on 9-3-1923 in Lynwood, California, United State of America
expired 1-17-2010 in Rancho Santa Fe, California   age 86
Carter attorney general (1977-79)  Griffin Boyette Bell
born on 10-31-1918 in Americus, Georgia
expired 1-5-2009 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 90   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
radio manufacturer  Herbert A. Bell   co-founder of Packard-Bell in 1945
born on 7-3-1890 in Rock Valley, Iowa
expired 1-30-1970   age 79
General Mills founder and chairman  James Ford Bell
expired 5-7-1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 81
Hall-of-Fame  James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell   Negro Leagues outfielder (1922-50)
born on 5-17-1903 in Starkville, Mississippi
expired 3-7-1991 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 87
pro wrassler  John Bell
¤aka: "Chief War Eagle
expired 8-27-1979   age ??   cause: heart attack
Bell Aircraft founder  Lawrence Dale Bell
expired 10-20-1956 in Buffalo, New York   age 62
actress  Marian McCargo Bell   mother of actor Billy Moses
born on 3-18-1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 4-7-2004 in Santa Monica, California   age 72   cause: pancreatic cancer
actress  Marion Bell   played Fiona Maclaren in original Broadway production of Brigadoon (1947); married to Alan Jay Lerner (1947-49)
born on 11-16-1919 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 12-14-1997 in Culver City, California   age 78
former conservation officer  Ray Bell   rescued bear cub & nursed it back to health following 1950 forest fire
born on 10-3-1911 in Frederick, Oklahoma
expired 12-22-2000 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico   age 89   cause: cancer
former WGN tv Bozo  Robert L. "Bob" Bell
born on 1-18-1922
expired 12-8-1997   age 75
Reagan Education Secretary (1981-85)  Terrel Howard Bell
born on 11-11-1921 in Hot Lava Springs, Idaho
expired 6-22-1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah   age 74   cause: pulmonary fibrosis
soap opera writer/creator  William Joseph Bell   created The Bold and the Beautiful & The Young and the Restless
born on 3-6-1927 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-29-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
one-time Baptist minister  Francis Bellamy   wrote the Pledge of Allegiance (1892)
born on 5-18-1855 in Mount Morris, New York
expired 8-28-1931 in Tampa, Florida   age 76
actor  Ralph Bellamy
born on 6-17-1904 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-29-1991   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

former football coach  Emory Dillworth Bellard   was head coach at Teas A&M and Mississippi State; as an assistant at the University of Texas invented the "wishbone" offense (1968; but didn't name it)
born on 12-17-1927 in Luling, Texas
expired 2-10-2011 in Georgetown, Texas   age 83   cause: ALS
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in June 1965 flamboyant lawyer  Melvin Mouron Belli   appeared in an original series Star Trek episode as the evil alien Gorgon
¤nickname: "The King of Torts
born on 7-29-1907 in Sonora, California
expired 7-4-1996 in San Francisco, California   age 88   cause: pancreatic cancer; stroke; pneumonia
author  Samira Bellil   her book "In Gang-Rape Hell" recounted her childhood
born on 11-24-1972 in Algiers, Algeria
expired 9-3-2004 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 31   cause: stomach cancer
Buffalo NY Anchor Bar co-owner  Teressa Bellissimo   invented Buffalo Wings (October 30, 1964)
born on 11-18-1900
expired 11-??-1985 in Buffalo, New York   age 84
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1997 writer  Saul C. Bellow   won 1976 Nobel and Pulitzer prizes for literature
¤born: Solomon Bellows 
born on 6-10-1915 in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
expired 4-5-2005 in Brookline, Massachusetts   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2002MORB9.1%
2005WORM4.3%
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

architect  Pietro Belluschi
born on 8-18-1899 in Ancona, Italy
expired 2-14-1994 in Portland, Oregon   age 94
comedy writer & producer  Jerry Belson   had a long-time writing partnership with Garry Marshall
born on 7-8-1938 in El Centro, California
expired 10-10-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: pancreatic cancer
big band/jazz percussionist  Louie Belson
¤born: Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni 
born on 7-6-1924 in Rock Falls, Illinois
expired 2-14-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: Parkinson's disease; broken hip; fell
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1977 as part of SNL cast comedian and actor  John Belushi   original SNL comedian; was one of the Blues Brother (with Dan Aykroyd); played John "Bluto" Blutarski in Animal House and Lt. Wild Bill Kelso in 1941
born on 1-24-1949 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-5-1982 in Los Angeles, California   age 33   cause: drug overdose
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%

Voskhod 2 cosmonaut cosmonaut  Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev   supervised the first space walk
born on 6-26-1925 in Chelizshevo, Russia, USSR
expired 1-10-1970 in Moscow, Russia, Ussr   age 44   cause: stomach ulcer
former Milwaukee cop  Lawrencia A. "Bambi" Bembenek   went of the lam to Canada after being accused of murdering husband's (Elfred Schultz) ex-wife (Christine Schultz; 5/28/81); briefly worked as a Playboy Bunny at the Lake Geneva hutch; after recapture copped plea and released with time served; in 2002 broke leg so badly her right foot needed to be amputated (trying to escape from Dr. Phil?!)
¤aka: "Laurie" Bembenek
ex-Mrs. Martin Carson 
born on 8-15-1958 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 11-20-2010 in Portland, Oregon   age    cause: liver failure; kidney failure; liver cancer; hepatitis C
   Contest Selectors
2006XXX3.3%

former IBM computer scientist  Robert W. Bemer   worked on IBM Stretch project (System 7030); co-inventor of the COBOL computer language; invented the Escape key and "Escape" sequences; known as the "Father of ASCII"
born on 2-8-1920 in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
expired 6-22-2004 in Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas   age 84   cause: complications from cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%

 Baruj Benacerraf   shared the 1980 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 10-29-1920 in Caracas, Venezuela
expired 8-2-2011 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 90   cause: pneumonia
actress  Bea Benaderet   appeared on Burns and Allen tv show; Pearl Bodine (Jethro's mom) on Beverly Hillbillies; Kate Bradley on Petticoat Junction; mother of Jack Bannon
born on 4-4-1903 in New York, New York
expired 10-13-1968 in Los Angeles, California   age 65   cause: cancer
playwright  Jacinto Benavente y Martinez   Nobel literature laureate in 1922
born on 8-12-1866 in Madrid, Spain
expired 7-14-1954 in Madrid, Spain   age 87
author  Peter Bradford Benchley   grandson of humorist Robert Benchley; wrote Jaws (1974), The Deep (1976), The Island (1979) & Beast (1991)
born on 5-8-1940 in New York, New York
expired 2-12-2006 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 65   cause: respiratory failure; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
humorist & actor  Robert Charles Benchley
born on 9-15-1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts
expired 11-21-1945 in New York, New York   age 56
dentist Dr.  Israel Boris Bender   creator of the root-canal treatment
born on 11-4-1905
expired 6-7-2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 97   cause: heart failure
4-wheel brake inventor  Vincent Bendix
born on 8-12-1882 in Moline, Illinois
expired 3-27-1945 in New York, New York   age 62
actor  William Bendix   second actor to play Chester A. Riley on The Life of Riley tv show
born on 1-14-1906 in New York, New York
expired 12-14-1964   age 58
cartoon character designer  Edward A. Benedict   designed a lot of the Hanna-Barbera stable of stars: Ruff and Reddy, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Quickdraw McGraw, Snagglepuss, the Flintstones, ...
born on 8-23-1912
expired 8-28-2006 in Auburn, California   age 94
character actor  Paul B. Benedict   had suffered from acromegaly; played the Mad Number Painter on Sesame Street (1969-76), the Chestnut Man in The Might Be Giants (1971), the Zen Buddhist in Cold Turkey (1971), neighbor Harry Bentley on The Jeffersons (1975-85), Tucker "Smitty" Brown in This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Roy Loomis - "NOT Guffman" in Waiting for Guffman (1996) & Martin Berg in A Mighty Wind (2003)
born on 9-17-1938 in Silver City, New Mexico
expired 12-1-2008 in Chilmark, Martha's Vinyard, Massachusetts   age 70
character actor  William Benedict   played "Whitey" in 1940s and 50s Bowery Boys films
born on 4-16-1917 in Haskell, Oklahoma
expired 11-25-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 82
tenor sax player, vocalist & band leader  Gordon "Tex" Beneke   sang "Chattanooga Choo Choo" & "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo" with Glenn Miller's orchestra
born on 2-12-1914 in Fort Worth, Texas
expired 5-30-2000 in Costa Mesa, California   age 86
barrister  Peter James Henry Solomon Benenson   founded the busy-body organization known as Amnesty International (1961)
born on 7-31-1921 in London, England
expired 2-25-2005 in Oxford, England   age 83   cause: pneumonia; celiac disease
Czech premier (1935-38)  Eduard Benes   resigned/fled after the München Pact dismembered the country; returned as head of government (1946-48) until ousted in Communist coup
born on 5-28-1884 in Kozlany, Bohemia
expired 9-3-1948 in Usti, Czechoslovakia   age 64
poet, author  Stephen Vincent Benét   wrote The Devil and Daniel Webster
born on 7-22-1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
expired 3-13-1943 in New York, New York   age 44
Israel's first Prime Minister  David Ben-Gurion
¤born: David Green 
born on 10-16-1886 in Plonsk, Poland
expired 12-1-1973 in Tel Aviv, Israel   age 87   cause: brain hemorrhage
former Puerto Rican resident commissioner in congress  Jaime Benitez Rexach
born on 10-29-1908 in Vieques Municipio, Puerto Rico
expired 5-30-2001 in San Juan, Puerto Rico   age 92   cause: pneumonia
CBS News producer  Burton Benjamin   co-producer of The Twentieth Century; produced the CBS Evening News during Walter Cronkite's tenure
born on 10-9-1917 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 9-18-1988 in Scarborough, New York   age 70
geezer  Charlotte Benkner
¤née: Enterlein 
born on 11-16-1889 in Leipzig, Germany
expired 5-14-2004 in North Lima, Ohio   age 114
   Contest Selectors
2004ABRA, KLS, PCD, RIE22.2%
   Scored 1.7250 points

Methodist minister Rev.  George Bennard   wrote hymn The Old Rugged Cross (1912)
born on --1873
expired 10-10-1958 in Reed City, Michigan   age 85
actress  Barbara Bennett   mother of Morton Downey Jr.
born on 8-13-1906 in Palisaides, New Jersey
expired 8-9-1958 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 51   cause: heart attack
early Tarzan actor  Bruce Bennett   was an Olympic shot putter — won silver in the 1928 games; played in the 1926 Rose Bowl for the University of Washington; played Waco Hoyt in Sahara (1943), was the unfaithful husband of the title character in Mildred Pierce (1945) & played James Cody in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
¤real name: Harold Herman Brix 
born on 5-19-1906 in Tacoma, Washington
expired 2-24-2007 in Santa Monica, California   age 100   cause: complications from a broken hip
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005CSI4.3%
2006CSI3.3%
2007DTH3.2%
   Scored 5.0000 solo points

screenwriter  Charles Bennett   wrote The Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps, King Solomon's Mines (1937 original) & Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
born on 8-2-1899 in Shoreham-By-Sea, England
expired 6-15-1995   age 95
former Florida congressman (1949-92)  Charles Edward Bennett Sr.   sponsored the legislation that put "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency (1955) & the Americans With Disabilities Act
born on 12-2-1910 in Canton, New York
expired 9-6-2003 in Jacksonville, Florida   age 92
actress  Constance Campbell Bennett   sister of Joan Bennett
born on 10-22-1905 in New York, New York
expired 7-24-1965 in Fort Dix, New Jersey   age 59
Ronnettes singer  Estelle Bennett   older sister of band member Ronnie Spector & cousin of band member Nedra Talley
born on 7-22-1941
expired 2-9-2009 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 67   cause: colon cancer
aviator  Floyd Bennett   flew over North Pole with Richard Byrd; former Long Island airfield named for him (Lindbergh left from there for Paris)
born on 10-25-1890 in Warrensburg, New York
expired 4-25-1928 in Quebec, Canada   age 37   cause: plane crash
actress  Joan Bennett
born on 2-27-1910 in Palisaides, New Jersey
expired 12-7-1990   age 80
composer  Robert Russell Bennett
born on 6-15-1894 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 8-19-1981   age 87
recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor Vietnam War conscientious objector  Thomas William Bennett   as a medical corpsman corporal Bennett braved withering enemy fire to go to the aid of his wounded comrades, ultimately losing his life; his selflessness was recognized with the awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor, only the second to ever be given to a conscientious objector
born on 4-7-1947 in Mortgantown, Wast Virginia
expired 2-11-1969 in Chu Pa Region, Pleiku Province, Republic of Vietnam   age 21   cause: enemy fire
novelist  William E. Bennett   wrote Lilies of the Field
born on 11-16-1900 in New York, New York
expired 9-14-1987 in Denver, Colorado   age 86
hang gliding proponent  William Edward Norman "Bill" Bennett   introduced the sport to America in the 1960s
born on 9-26-1931 in Korumburra, Australia
expired 10-7-2004 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona   age 73   cause: crashed
Pharoahs drummer  William Martin Bennett   played on 1960s hits Wooly Bully & Li'l Red Riding Hood with Sam the Sham
born on 7-12-1944 in New York, New York
expired 10-25-2000 in Sykesville, Maryland   age 56   cause: heart attack
physicist & inventor  William Ralph Bennett Jr.   pioneered the gas laser, receiving numerous patents (1964)
born on 1-30-1930 in Jersey City, New Jersey
expired 6-29-2008 in Haverford, Pennsylvania   age 78   cause: cancer of the esophagus
comedian  Jack Benny   on radio and tv played a character who was the cheapest man on earth; appeared in 1929 movie Chasing Rainbows (the song Happy Days Are Here Again was introduced in it)
¤born: Benjamin Kubelsky 
born on 2-14-1894 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-26-1974 in Beverly Hills, California   age 80   cause: pancreatic cancer
professional wrassler  Christopher Michael Benoit   had been knocking around all of the circuits: WCW, WCW, WCW & WWE/F; did a murder/suicide on wife & child; seriously into steroids ('roid rage?)
born on 5-21-1967 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 6-25-2007 in Fayette County, Georgia (near Fayetteville)   age 40   cause: suicide; hanged
former literary critic  Pierre de Bénouville   formed early German resistance movement in World War II
born on 8-8-1914 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
expired 12-5-2001 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 87
Mormon Church elder  Ezra Taft Benson
born on 9-3-1899 in Whitney, Idaho
expired 5-30-1994   age 94
Nancy Drew author  Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson   also a writer for the Toledo Blade
¤aka: "Carolyn Keene" 
born on 7-10-1905 in Ladora, Iowa
expired 5-28-2002 in Toledo, Ohio   age 96
   Contest Selectors
2000 KLS14%
2001 KLS12½%
2002 RR9.1%
   Scored 5.4000 solo points

Four Tops vocalist  Renaldo "Obie" Benson   sang baritone in the group
born on 6-14-1936 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 7-1-2005 in Detroit, Michigan   age 69   cause: lung cancer
author  Sally Benson   wrote Meet Me In Saint Louis
¤pan name: "Esther Everts" 
born on 9-3-1900 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-19-1972 in Woodland Hills, California   age 71
Hindenburg survivor  Eugen Bentele   mechanic aboard the Hindenburg
born on 10-18-1909 in Friedrichshafen, Germany
expired 12-12-2003 in Friedrichshafen, Germany   age 94
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero of the minimum three needed)
2004 CSI

philosopher  Jeremy Bentham   knew an ipsedixitist when he saw one
born on 2-15-1748 in London, England
expired 6-6-1832 in London, England   age 84
original BBC "Goon"  Michael Bentine   appeared with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe on the first season (1952) of the BBC Goon Show
born on 1-26-1922 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
expired 11-26-1996 in London, England   age 74   cause: prostate cancer
retired Dallas, TX police detective  Paul Lester Bentley   arrested Lee Harvey Oswald in the Texas Theater 80 minutes after JFK was assassinated & 20 minutes after Oswald had killed officer J D Tippit
born on 6-29-1921 in Dallas, Texas
expired 7-21-2008 in Dallas, Texas   age 87
automotive designer-builder  Walter Owen Bentley   merged his firm with Rolls-Royce in 1931
expired 8-13-1971 in Woking, England   age 82
MIT professor  Stephen A. Benton   as a Polaroid Co. employee invented the white-light 3-D rainbow-colored hologram (1968), used on credit cards, driver's licenses, etc.
born on 12-1-1941 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-9-2003 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 61   cause: brain cancer
North Carolina senator (1821-51)  Thomas Hart Benton   lost re-election bid for opposing extension of slavery into new territories
born on 5-14-1782 in Hillsboro, North Carolina
expired 4-10-1854 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 71
muralist  Thomas Hart Benton
born on 4-15-1889 in Neosho, Missouri
expired 1-19-1975 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 85   cause: heart disease
 Lloyd Millard Bentsen Sr.
born on 11-24-1895
expired 1-17-1989   age 93   cause: hit by bus
Bubba's first Treasury Secretary  Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr.   a great "friend" of the oil and gas industry (hence the nickname)
¤aka: "Loophole Lloyd" 
born on 2-11-1921 in Mission, Texas
expired 5-23-2006 in Houston, Texas   age 85
   Contest Selectors
2000TEX14%
2001TEX12½%
2002TMTX9.1%
2003TMTX5.6%
2004ADWC5.6%
2005ADWC, BYE, FA, SLIM, TBC21.7%
2006ADWC, BYE, TFM10.0%
   Scored 4.6250 points

Great Lakes sailor  Thomas D. Bentsen   Oiler aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 23   cause: drowned when ship foundered
screenwriter  Leonardo Benvenuti   wrote screenplays for Once Upon A Time In America and Marriage, Italian Style
born on 9-8-1923 in Florence, Italy
expired 11-3-2000 in Rome, Italy   age 77   cause: complications after heart bypass surgery
pioneering biodynamicist  Theodore Hannes Benzinger   flight surgeon with the Luftwaffe during World War II; invented the ear thermometer; developed the Planck-Benzinger equation that "modified" the Second Law of Thermondynamics (entropy)
born on 4-13-1905 in Stuttgart, Germany
expired 10-26-1999 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 94
actor  John Beradino
born on 5-1-1917 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-19-1996   age 79
ousted French premier (1992-93)  Pierre Eugene Beregovoy
born on 12-23-1925 in Deville-les-Rouen, France
expired 5-1-1993   age 67
graphic artist & kiddie book author  Stanley Melvin Berenstain   with wife Jan created the Berenstain Bears (1962)
born on 9-29-1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-26-2005 in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania   age 82   cause: lymphoma
small firearms manufacturer  Pietro Beretta   best remembered for his pistols
expired 5-2-1957 in Brescia, Italy   age 87
Mad Magazine artist  David "Dave" Berg   known for his Lighter Side of ... strips
¤aka: "Roger Kaputnik" 
born on 6-12-1920 in New York, New York
expired 5-16-2002 in Marina del Rey, California   age 81
actress  Gertrude Edelstein Berg   played Molly Goldberg on radio and tv
born on 10-3-1899 in New York, New York
expired 9-14-1966 in New York, New York   age 66
major league catcher  Morris "Moe" Berg   spoke 10 languages; later was an agent for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II
born on 5-3-1902
expired 5-29-1972 in Belleville, New Jersey   age 70
LPGA co-founder (1950)  Patricia Jane "Patty" Berg   was the organizations first president (1950-52)
born on 2-13-1918 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 9-10-2006 in Fort Myers, Florida   age 88   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
jazz saxophonist  Robert "Bob" Berg
born on 4-7-1951 in New York, New York
expired 12-5-2002 in Amagansett, New York   age 51   cause: car struck by cement truck during snow storm
AIDS victim  Kimberly Bergalis   victim of Dr. Acer's willful malpractice
¤aka: "Patient A" 
born on 1-9-1968 in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
expired 12-8-1991 in Fort Pierce, Florida   age 23   cause: AIDS
ventriloquist  Edgar John Bergen   father of Candice; first president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
¤born: Edgar John Bergren 
born on 2-16-1903 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-30-1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 75
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA

Dr.  Frank Milan Berger   created the first mass-marketed psychiatric (anti-anxiety) drug "Miltown" (meprobamate; 1955)
born on 6-25-1913 in Pilsen, West Bohemia, Austri-Hungary
expired 3-18-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 94   cause: cardiac arrest; fall
movie director  Ludwig Berger   co-directed Thief of Bagdad (1940)
¤born: Ludwig Gottfried Heinrich Bamberger 
born on 1-6-1892 in Mainz, Germany
expired 5-18-1969 in Schlangenbad, Germany   age 77
character actor  Lee Bergere   portrayed Abraham Lincoln on an original series Star Trek episode ("The Savage Curtain"; 1969)
born on 4-10-1914 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-31-2007 in Fremont, New Hampshire   age 88
chemistry researcher  Friedrich Bergius   shared the 1931 Nobel prize in chemistry; came up with ways to produce gasoline from coal & sugar from wood
born on 10-11-1884 in Goldschmieden, Silesia, Germany
expired 3-30-1949 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 64
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in June 1964 film director  Ernst Ingmar Bergman   directed The Seventh Seal (1957)
born on 7-14-1918 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden
expired 7-30-2007 in Faro Island, Sweden   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM5.6%
2004DTM, EOD11.1%
2005DTM4.3%
2006DTH, DTM, RIE, 4GUE13.3%
2007DTH, GREB, JCM, RIE, WEP, 4GUE19.4%
   Scored 3.6781 points
2009GREB

actress  Ingrid Bergman   mother of Isabella Rossellini
born on 8-29-1915 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
expired 8-29-1982   age 67   cause: cancer
voice actress  Mary Kay Bergman   did voice of Quasimodo's Mother in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) and Mrs. Cartman & Kenny's mom on South Park
¤aka: "Shannen Cassidy" 
born on 6-5-1961
expired 11-11-1999 in Venice, California   age 38   cause: suicide; shotgun blast to head (Mossberg 12 gauge)
1927 Nobel literature prize winner  Henri Bergson   a philosopher & member of the French Academy
born on 10-18-1859 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 1-4-1941 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 81   cause: complications from arthritis
biochemist Dr.  Sune Karl Bergström   shared the 1982 Nobel medicine prize for discoveries in the workings of prostaglandins & related substances
born on 1-10-1916 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
expired 8-15-2004 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden   age 88   cause: "a long illness"
KGB head goon (1938-53)  Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria   Yezhov's successor; one sadistic M.F.; taken out and shot nine months after Stalin's death
born on 3-29-1899 in Georgia, Russia
expired 12-23-1953 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 54   cause: executed
addled offspring  Gergo Gegechkori   son of Beria; spend his last 45 years trying to exonerate his old man (talk about a futile exercise)
¤psuedonym: Sergo Gegechkori 
born on --1924
expired 10-13-2000 in Kiev, Ukraine   age 75   cause: heart attack
composer  Luciano Berio
born on 10-24-1925 in Oneglia, Liguria, Italy
expired 5-25-2003 in Rome, Italy   age 77
legendary movie choreographer & director  Busby Berkeley
¤born: William Berkeley Enos 
born on 11-29-1895 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-14-1976 in Palm Desert, California   age 80
screenwriter  Edward O. "Ted" Berkman   co-wrote the story & screenplay for Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
born on 1-9-1914 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 5-12-2006 in Goleta Valley, California   age 92   cause: cancer
comedian  Milton Berle
¤born: Mendel Berlinger
aka: "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" 
born on 7-12-1908 in New York, New York
expired 3-27-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 93   cause: colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, MS, SB23.1%
1980 DR, DW, EB, HA25.0%
2000 ANG, BOD, IVY, KLS57%
2001 ANG, BOD, KLS, ROTS50%
2002 ANG, BOD, CMH, DTM, JAC, JL, MORB, RAVN, RR, TMTX90.9%
   Scored 3.2049 points

Milton's older brother  Phil Berle   had the rest of the siblings change their names for better marquee value; handled the business end of the five sibling's vaudeville act; also worked with Rudy Vallee and The Three Stooges
¤born: Phil Berlinger 
born on 1-21-1901
expired 1-2-1999 in Tampa, Florida   age 97
 Ruth Berle   wife of Milton
¤born: Ruth Cosgrove 
born on 5-14-1921
expired 4-18-1989   age 67
Irving's wife  Ellin Mackay Berlin
born on 3-22-1902
expired 7-29-1988   age 86
songwriter  Irving Berlin   wrote God Bless America
born on 5-11-1888 in Temun, Russia
expired 9-22-1989   age 101
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, JW, MS23.1%
1980 DO, JW, RR, VA25.0%

inventor  Emile Berliner   invented the Grammophone disc player (superceding the Edison cylinder); also invented the "dynamic" microphone
born on 5-20-1851 in Hannover, Prussia, Germany
expired 8-3-1929   age 78
to 1932 award winnerto 1930 award winner 1932 Olympic decathalon gold medalist  Bernard E. "Barney" Berlinger Sr.   won 1931 Sullivan Award
born on 3-13-1908
expired 12-2-2002 in Carversville, Pennsylvania   age 94   cause: heart failure
linguist  Charles Frambach Berlitz   ran the language schools founded by his grandfather; author of Atlantis (1969), Mysteries from Forgotten Worlds (1973) & The Bermuda Triangle (1974)
born on 11-22-1913 in New York, New York
expired 12-18-2003 in Tamarac, Florida   age 90
concert pianist  Lazar Naumovich Berman
born on 2-26-1930 in Leningrad, Russia, USSR
expired 2-6-2005 in Florence, Italy   age 74   cause: heart attack
photographer  Morris Berman   as a World War II U.A. Army photographer to picutres of the corpses of Mussolini & his mistress
born on 7-15-1909 in Wheeling, West Virginia
expired 6-16-2002 in Sun City, Arizona   age 92
movie producer  Pandro Samuel Berman   produced: Top Hat, Morning Glory, The Blackboard Jungle, The Gay Divorcee (1934), Swing Time, Shall We Dance, Of Human Bondage, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Gunga Din, National Velvet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Butterfield 8 and Father of the Bride (1950)
born on 3-28-1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 7-8-1996   age 91
former Nicaraguan contra leader  Enrique Bermúdez
¤aka: "Commandante 380" 
expired 2-16-1991 in Managua, Nicaragua   age 58   cause: assassinated; a hail of gunfire
actor  Jason Bernard
born on 5-17-1938 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-16-1996 in Burbank, California   age 58   cause: heart attack
physician & researcher Dr.  Jean Alfred Bernard   pioneering hematologist; researcher blood diseases, having several syndromes named for him; was a member of the Académie française (seat number 25; 1975-2006, succeeding Marcel Pagnol)
born on 5-26-1907 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 4-17-2006 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 98
character actor/acting teacher  Joseph Bernard   appeared in Judgement at Nurembuerg (1961); was the Argilian musician Tark on original Star Trek series episode Wolf in the Fold
born on 12-12-1923 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 4-3-2006 in New York, New York   age 82
Charlie the Tuna actor  Hershel Bernardi   provided voice for spokestoon Charlie the Tuna
born on 10-30-1923 in New York, New York
expired 5-9-1986 in Los Angeles, California   age 62
MacDonald's franchisee  Alcide E. Bernardin   invented the Quarter-Pounder hamburger (1971)
born on 2-17-1928
expired 12-22-2009 in Fremont, California   age 81   cause: stroke
Chicago prelate  Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
¤born: Joseph Louis Bernardin 
born on 4-2-1928 in Columbia, South Carolina
expired 11-14-1996 in Chicago, Illinois   age 68   cause: liver & pancreas cancer
Spanish candymaker  Enric Bernat i Fontlladosa   created Chupa Chups lollipops (1958)
born on 10-20-1923
expired 12-27-2003 in Barcelona, Spain   age 80
public relations expert  Edward L. Bernays
born on 11-22-1891 in Vienna, Austria
expired 3-9-1995   age 103
advertising executive  William Bernbach   a co-founder of the Doyle Dane Bernbach agency (1949)
born on 8-13-1911 in New York, New York
expired 10-2-1982 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: leukemia
Hollywood sound engineer & director  Edward L. Bernds Sr.   directed several Bowery Boys movies, The Queen of Outer Space (1958), Return of the Fly (1959) + The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962) and The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)
born on 7-12-1905 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-20-2000 in Van Nuys, California   age 94
1969 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Walter Berndt   created the Smitty strip (1924-73) & the Herby strip (1938-60); received the 1969 Reuben Award
born on 11-22-1899 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 8-??-1979 in Port Jefferson, New York   age 79
royal consort  Prince Bernhard   widower of Queen Juliana, father of Queen Beatrix
¤born: Bernhard Leopold Friedrich Eberhard Julius Kurt Karl Gottfried Peter Lippe-Biesterfeld zu Lippe-Biesterfeld 
born on 6-29-1911 in Jena, Germany
expired 12-1-2004 in Utrecht, The Netherlands   age 93   cause: lung & colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005ANG

actress  Sarah Bernhardt
¤real name: Rosine Bernard 
born on 10-22-1844 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 3-26-1923   age 78
vaudeville orchestra conductor  Ben Bernie   had catchphrase "Yowzah!"; first to record Sweet Georgia Brown (demanded/got co-author credit for the "privilege")
expired 10-20-1943 in Los Angeles, California   age 52
NYC 21 Club co-founder  Charles A. Berns
born on 8-8-1901
expired 2-??-1971   age 69
prolific movie music composer  Elmer Bernstein   wrote musical scores for Robot Monster (1953), The Man With the Golden Arm (1955), The Ten Commandments (1956), The Magnificent Seven (1960), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Great Escape (1963), True Grit (1969), Animal House (1978), Airplane! (1980), Heavy Metal (1980) & Ghostbusters (1984); won oscar for his musical score for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
born on 4-4-1922 in New York, New York
expired 8-18-2004 in Ojai, California   age 82
conductor/composer  Leonard Bernstein   wrote musical score for West Side Story (along with Stephen Sondheim's lyrics)
born on 8-25-1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts
expired 10-14-1990   age 72
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP7.7%
1980 EK, VA12.5%

businessman and amateur hypnotist  Morey Bernstein   wrote The Quest for Bridey Murphy in 1956
born on 6-21-1919
expired 4-2-1999 in Pueblo, Colorado   age 79   cause: irregular heartbeat
artist  Theresa Ferber Bernstein   an arist of the Ash Can School
¤Mrs. William Meyerowitz 
born on 3-1-1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-13-2002 in New York, New York   age 111
 Alfred C. Berol   president of Eagle Pencil Company (1946-62); name changed to Berol Corp. (1969)
born on 10-5-1892
expired 6-14-1974 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 81
former baseball catcher  Raymond Frederick Berres
born on 8-31-1907 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
expired 2-1-2007 in Kenosha, Wisconsin   age 99   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2003JL5.6%

actor/director  Claude Berri   filmed Jean de Florette (1986) & Manon des Sources (1986)
¤born: Claude Berel Langemann 
born on 7-1-1934 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 1-12-2009 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 74   cause: stroke
plush toy manufacturer  Russell M. Berrie   founded Russ Berrie & Company (1963)
born on 3-18-1933 in New York, New York
expired 12-25-2002 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 69   cause: heart failure
pacifist  Philip Francis Berrigan   brother of Daniel
born on 10-5-1923 in Two Harbors, Minnesota
expired 12-6-2002 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 79   cause: liver & kidney cancer
Gil Thorp comic creator  John A. "Jack" Berrill
born on 9-22-1923 in New York, New York
expired 3-14-1996 in Brookfield, Connecticut   age 72
barrister  Roland Berrill   co-founded Mensa (1946)
expired ??-??-1951 in London, England   age ??
tubby actor  Fred Berry   played Fred `Rerun' Stubbs on What's Happening sitcom (1976-9)
born on 3-13-1951 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 10-22-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 52
   Contest Selectors
2003TAP5.6%
   Scored 9.8000 solo points

songwriter  Richard Berry   Louie, Louie writer (1955); song popularized by The Kingsmen (1963)
born on 4-11-1935 in Extension, Louisiana
expired 1-23-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 61   cause: aneuyrism
jack-of-many-trades  William Berry   was a sound engineer for Warner Brothers studios in the 1930s; was a project engineer on Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose — was on board for it's only flight; father of singer Jan Berry
born on 12-19-1909
expired 12-19-2004   age 95
singer  William Jan Berry   half of Jan and Dean; had hits with Deadman's Curve and Little Old Lady from Pasadena<
born on 4-3-1941 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-26-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age    cause: seizure; complications from 1966 car crash neural damage
jazz trumpeter & bandleader  William Richard "Bill" Berry
born on 9-14-1930 in Benton Harbor, Michigan
expired 11-13-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 72   cause: lung cancer
Berryman's November 16, 1902 front page cartoon Washington Post editorial cartoonist  Clifford Kennedy Berryman   drew 1902 Washington Evening Star cartoon (titled "Drawing the Line in Mississippi") portraying Theodore Roosevelt refusing to shoot a bear cub, the inspiration for the creation of the Teddy Bear; won 1944 Pulitzer prize for editorial cartooning; father of James
born on 4-2-1869 in Clifton, Kentucky
expired 12-11-1949 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 80
Washington Evening Star editorial cartoonist (1923-64)  James Thomas Berryman   won 1950 Pulitzer prize for Editorial Cartooning; son of Clifford
born on 6-8-1902 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 8-11-1971 in Venice, Florida   age 69
Dr.  Solomon Aaron Berson   co-discoverer of insulin radioimmunoassay (his partner in the discover shared the 1977 Nobel prize in medicine for the work)
born on 4-22-1918 in New York, New York
expired 4-11-1972 in Atlantic City, New Jersey   age 53   cause: heart attack
Notre Dame quarterback  Angelo Bortolo Bertelli   winner of the Heisman Trophy (1943)
¤nickname: "accurate Angelo" 
born on 6-18-1921 in West Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 6-26-1999 in Clifton, New Jersey   age 78   cause: brain cancer
Cardinal  Paolo Bertoli
born on 2-1-1908
expired 11-8-2001   age 93
super-geeezer  Julie Winnefred Bertrand   currently the oldest living woman and Canadian; lives in Montreal
born on 6-16-1891 in Coaticook, Eastern Township, Quebec, Canada
expired 1-18-2007 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 115
   Contest Selectors
2006KLS3.3%
2007KLS, RPRM, WEP9.7%
   Scored 1.6250 solo points

obscure actress  Marcheline Bertrand   best known as the mother of Angelina Jolie & James Haven Voight while married to Jon Voight (1971-78)
born on 5-9-1950 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-27-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 56   cause: ovarian cancer
   Contest Selectors
2007LMLD, RAVN6.5%
   Scored 8.1500 points

former University of Chicago running back and quarterback  John Jacob "Jay" Berwanger   only winner of the Downtown Athletic Club (later Heisman) Trophy (1935); first player selected in first NFL draft (by the Philadelphia Eagles - he never played in the league)
born on 3-19-1914 in Dubuque, Iowa
expired 6-26-2002 in Oak Brook, Illinois   age 88   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
2000 RR14%
2001 RR12½%
2002 DTM, JAC, RR27.3%
   Scored 4.3250 points

actress  Bibi Besch   played Jim Kirk's ex-flame in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
born on 2-1-1940 in Vienna, Austria
expired 9-7-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 56   cause: cancer
former Army Air Corps Lt.  Jacob Beser   only person to fly on both World War II nuclear missions against Japan: responsible for radar countermeasures on Enola Gay & Bockscar
born on 5-15-1921
expired 6-17-1992 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 71   cause: cancer
playwright  Rick Besoyan   wrote Little Mary Sunshine
born on --1925 in Alameda, California
expired 3-13-1970 in Sayville, New York   age 45
That Girl actor  Ted Bessell
born on 5-20-1935 in Flushing, New York
expired 10-6-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 61   cause: aortic aneurism
former Stooge (1956-58)  Joe Besser
born on 8-12-1907
expired 2-29-1988   age 80
 Lauren Gail Bessette   sister of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and twin of Lisa Ann
born on 11-5-1964 in Greenwich, Connecticut
expired 7-16-1999 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts   age 34   cause: plane crash at sea
Hollywood Ten screen writer  Alvah Bessie   wrote movie screenplay for East of Eden; wrote book Inquisition of Eden (1965) about the blacklisting saga
born on 6-4-1904 in New York, New York
expired 7-21-1985 in Terra Linda, California   age 81
retired college hockey coach  Amo Bessone   coached at Michigan Tech (1948-50) & MSU (1951-79)
born on 11-22-1916 in Sagamore, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United State of America
expired 1-9-2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 93
   Contest Selectors
1980HA6.3%

insulin co-discoverer (1921) Dr.  Charles Herbert Best   also co-developed heparin
born on 2-27-1899 in West Pembroke, Maine
expired 3-31-1978 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 79   cause: ruptured abdominal aneurism
George Best former UK soccer player  George Best   played for Manchester United; after undergoing 2002 liver transplant vowed to never drink again — that didn't last long
born on 5-22-1946 in Belfast, Norther Ireland
expired 11-25-2005 in London, England   age 59   cause: internal bleeding; lung infection
   Contest Selectors
2004RAVN5.6%

former Venezuelan president  Rómulo Betancourt   served two terms, 1945-48 & 1959-64
born on 2-22-1908 in Guatire, Venezuela
expired 9-28-1981 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: complications from stroke
Cornell University quantum physicist  Hans Albrecht Bethe   first to explain how stars fuse hydrogen into helium in "Engery Production in Stars"(1938); worked on the Manhattan Project; winner of the 1967 Nobel Prize in physics
¤"The Father of Nuclear Astrophysics" 
born on 7-2-1906 in Strasburg, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany (now France)
expired 3-6-2005 in Ithaca, New York   age 98
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG14%
2001ANG12½%
2002ANG, RR18.2%
2003ANG, COCO, JL, RR22.2%
2004ANG, GHG, RR16.7%
2005ANG, GHG, RR13.0%
   Scored 3.3250 points
2006OIE

children's psychoanalyst  Bruno Bettelheim
born on 8-28-1903 in Vienna, Austria
expired 3-13-1990   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

controversial politician  André Bettencourt
born on 4-21-1919 in Saint Maurice d'Etelan, Seine Inférieure, France
expired 11-17-2007   age 88
auto racer  Tony Lee Bettenhausen
born on 10-30-1951
expired 2-14-2000 in Leesburg, Kentucky   age 48   cause: plane crash
character actor  Lyle Bettger   played lots of villains in the 1950s & 60s
born on 2-13-1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 9-24-2003 in Atascadero, California   age 88
archivist  Otto Ludwig Bettmann   founder of the Bettmann Archive (1936)
born on 10-15-1903 in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
expired 5-1-1998 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 94   cause: kidney failure
actor  Carl Betz   played Dr. Alex Stone on The Donna Reed Show & was Judd for the Defense (1967-69)
born on 3-9-1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 1-18-1978 in Los Angeles, California   age 57   cause: lung cancer
Ohio death row inmate  Michael F. Beuke
¤number A176128
aka: "the Homicidal Hitchhiker" 
born on 2-14-1962
expired 5-13-2010 in Lucasville, Ohio   age 48
   Contest Selectors
2010DFFC, OIE, PCD, RAVN14.8%
   Scored 8.0125 points

former ABC News anchor  William Charles "Bill" Beutel   hosted their morning show before it became Good Morning America
born on 12-12-1930 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 3-18-2006 in Pinehurst, North Carolina   age 75
disgraced Baptist minister  James Luther Bevel   had been an advisor to Martin Luther King Jr.; was Lyndon LaRouche's vice-presidential running mate in 1992 on the Wack-Job ticket; was convicted of molesting his daughter
born on 10-19-1936 in Itta Bena, Mississippi
expired 12-19-2008 in Springfield, Virginia   age 72   cause: pancreatic cancer
namer & co-founder of Hollywood (1887)  Daeida Hartell Wilcox Beveridge   married Philo Judson Beveridge (1894) following the death of her first husband (1891); cared for new husband's father until 1910
born on --1861 in Hicksville, Ohio
expired ??-??-1914 in Hollywood, California   age 53
Illinois governor (1873-77)  John Lourie Beveridge   father-in-law of Hollywood co-founder
born on 7-6-1824 in Greenwich, New York
expired 5-3-1910 in Hollywood, California   age 85
retired Brunswick Corp. shipping supervisor  Joseph Robert Beyrle   in World War II was a 101st Airborne Division parachutist; jumped into Normandy on D-Night (June 5, 1944) & was captured; sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland he escaped in January 1945 & fought with a Soviet Army tank unit until wounded in February; believed to be the only soldier to fight for both powers in the war
born on 8-25-1923 in Muskegon, Michigan
expired 12-12-2004 in Toccoa, Georgia   age 81   cause: congestive heart failure
novelist & film noir screenwriter  Albert Isaac "Buzz" Bezzerides   wrote Kiss Me Deadly, On Dangerous Ground & Thieves Highway; co-created The Big Valley tv western
born on 8-9-1908 in Samsun, Turkey
expired 1-1-2007 in Woodland Hills, California   age 98
spiritual leader  Yogi Bhajan
¤full name: Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji
born: Harbhajan Singh Puri 
born on 8-26-1929 in Gujrawala, India
expired 10-6-2004 in Española, New Mexico   age 75   cause: complications from heart failure
grieving widow  Begum Nusrat Bhutto   widow of Zulfikar; mother of Benazir
born on 9-21-1929 in Kurdistan, Iran
expired 10-23-2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates   age 82
   Contest Selectors
2009GOHI3.3%
2010DGW3.7%

former Pakistani Prime Minister  Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto   daughter of Zulfikar Ali
born on 6-21-1953 in Karachi, Pakistan
expired 12-27-2007 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan   age 54   cause: assassinated; gunshots
   Contest Selectors
2000BOD14%
2001BOD12½%
2002BOD9.1%
2004BOD5.6%
2005BOD, FA8.7%
2006BOD3.3%
2007BOD3.2%
   Scored 9.6000 solo points

1970s Pakistani Prime Minister  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto   overthrown in 1977; father of Benazir
born on 1-5-1928 in Larkana, Pakistan
expired 4-4-1979 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan   age 51   cause: executed; hanged
pro wrassler  Antonino Biasetton
¤aka: "Antonino `Argentina' Rocca" 
expired 3-15-1977   age 49
NBL Syracuse Nationals founder/owner  Daniel "Danny" Biasone   introduced the 24 second shot clock to the NBA (Fall 1954)
born on 2-22-1909 in Miglianico, Chieti, Italy
expired 5-25-1992 in Miglianico, Chieti, Italy   age 83
archaeologist  Thomas Geoffrey Bibby   co-discovered remains of Dilmun
born on 10-14-1917 in Heversham, England
expired 2-6-2001 in Aarhus, Denmark   age 83
actor & tv director  Abner Biberman
born on 4-1-1909 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 6-20-1977 in San Diego, California   age 69
Hollywood Ten screen writer and director  Herbert J. Biberman   directed Salt of the Earth (1954) just before incarceration for "contempt of congress"; husband of Gale Sondergaard
born on 3-4-1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-30-1971 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: bone cancer
inventor Baron  Marcel Bich   invented the Bic disposable ball point pen (1953)
born on 7-29-1914 in Turin, Italy
expired 5-30-1994   age 79
2003CSI
2004CSI
2005CSI
2006CSI, RIE

former United Press president (1923-35)  Karl A. Bickel
born on 1-20-1882 in Genesco, Illinois
expired 12-11-1972 in Sarasota, Florida   age 90
actor  Charles Ambrose Bickford
born on 1-1-1889 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 11-9-1967 in Hollywood, California   age 78
1940s actress  Phyllis Bickle
born on 2-18-1915 in London, England
expired 10-8-2002 in London, England   age 87
 Catherine Eugenia Finnegan "Jean" Biden   mother of vice-president Joe Biden
born on 7-7-1917 in Scranton, Pennsylvania
expired 1-8-2010 in Wilmington, Deleware   age 92
very old woman  Mary E. Bidwell
born on 5-19-1881
expired 4-25-1996   age 114
tv writer  Joe Bigelow   co-created The Honeymooners
born on 1-7-1910
expired 2-20-1976 in Hollywood, California   age 66   cause: coronary seizure
mathematician & electrical engineer  Julian H. Bigelow   working for the Institute for Advanced Study helped design first stored-program computer, the AIS (1946)
born on 3-19-1913
expired 2-17-2003 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 89
cardiologist Dr.  William Gordon Bigelow   co-invented the cardiac pacemaker (1950); pioneered the technique of lowering body temperature to perform open-heart surgery
born on 6-18-1913 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
expired 3-27-2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 91   cause: heart failure
author  Earl Derr Biggers   created Honolulu Police Department Sargeant Charlie Chan in book The House Without a Key (1925), inspired by exploits of real-life Honolulu detective Chang Apana
born on 8-24-1884 in Warren, Ohio
expired 4-5-1933 in Pasadena, California   age 48
organist  Edward George Power Biggs
born on 3-29-1906 in Westcliff, England
expired 3-10-1977 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 70
actor  Richard James Biggs II   played Dr. Franklin on Babylon 5 (1991-98) & Marcus Hunter on Days of Our Lives
born on 3-18-1940 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 5-22-2004 in Burbank, California   age 44   cause: torn aorta
 Helene Hathaway Robinson Bigsby   first woman to own a major league baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals (1912-18)
expired 1-8-1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 71
Buffalo nickel (obverse); click to see reverse actor & Iriqouis Indian Chief  John Big Tree   his profile was one of the models for the Buffalo nickel
¤born: Isaac Johnny John 
born on 6-2-1877
expired 7-6-1967 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, Syracuse, New York   age 90
Ethiopian track star  Abebe Bikila   only person to win the Olympic marathon twice (1960 & 1964); paralyzed in 1969 auto accident
expired 10-25-1973 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   age 46   cause: brain hemorrhage
black South African student leader  Stephen Biko
born on 12-18-1946 in King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa
expired 9-12-1977 in Praetoria, South Africa   age 30   cause: brain hemorrhage; severe beating
Chicago mayor (1977-1979)  Michael Anthony Bilandic   succeeded hizzoner; lost election to Jane Byrne
born on 2-13-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-15-2002 in Chicago, Illinois   age 78   cause: heart rupture
labor union dinosaur  Morris "Moe" Biller   headed the American Postal Workers Union (1980-2001)
born on 11-15-1915 in New York, New York
expired 9-5-2003 in New York, New York   age 87   cause: heart disease
transplant immunologist Dr.  Rupert Everet Billingham
born on 10-15-1921 in Warminster, England
expired 11-16-2002 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 81   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
actress  Barbara Billingsley   played June Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver
¤born: Barbara Lillian Combes
ex-Mrs. Glenn Billinsley
widow of Roy Kellino (1953-56)
widow of Dr. William Mortensen (1959-81) 
born on 12-22-1915 in Los Angeles, California, United State of America
expired 10-16-2010 in Santa Monica, California   age 94   cause: polymyalgia
   Contest Selectors
2007DTH3.2%
2008KLS, OED, RPRM9.4%
2009ADWC, GOHI, KLS, OED, RPRM16.7%
2010RPRM3.7%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

construction company head  Abdullah Awad bin Laden   Usama's uncle
expired 3-21-2002 in Medina, Saudi Arabia   age 75   cause: hypertension; diabetes
noted movie "titles" creator  Maurice Binder   did numerous opening title sequences for James Bond movies in a style originated by Robert Brownjohn in From Russia With Love and Goldfinger
born on 12-4-1918 in New York, New York
expired 4-9-1991 in London, England   age 72   cause: lung cancer
Great Lakes sailor  Edward Francis Bindon   First Assistant Engineer aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 1-7-1928
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 47   cause: drowned when ship foundered
ex-Met Opera impresario (1950-72) Sir  Rudolph Franz Josef Bing
born on 1-9-1902 in Vienna, Austria
expired 9-2-1997 in Yonkers, New York   age 95
explorer, U.S. senator  Hiram Bingham   censured by senate in 1929; discovered Machu Picchu in Peruvian Andes
born on 11-19-1875 in Honolulu, Hawaii
expired 6-6-1956 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 80
a second hijacked airliner hits the World Trade Center South Tower as the North Tower burns following earlier airplane impact international terrorist  Usāmah bin Mohammad bin `Awad bin Lāden   head of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization; purported to be mastermind behind the World Trade Center bombing (1993) & destruction (2001)
¤Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عود بن لادن
aka: Osama bin Laden (أسامة بن لادن) 
born on 3-10-1957 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
expired 5-1-2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan   age 54   cause: shot in head
   Contest Selectors
2000IVY14%
2002ANG, CMH, JAC, JEDS, MORB, RAVN, RR, TMTX72.7%
2003ABRA, ANG, PCD, TMTX22.2%
2004ABRA, ANG, KLS, PCD, RIE, TAP33.3%
2005ANG, BYE, KLS13.0%
2006ANG, BONY, BYE, KLS, TWOS, 4GUE20.0%
2007ABRA, ANG, DTH, GREB, KLS, PCD, RPRM, RR, SBAP, 4GUE32.3%
2008ANG, GREB, KLS, PCD, RPRM, TWOS, 4GUE21.9%
2009ANG, CSI, GREB, KLS, RPRM, TWOS20.0%
2010ANG, CSI, GREB, KLS, RPRM18.5%

 Alice Stead Binney   came up with brand name Crayola for husband's new crayons: Cray from the French for "chalk" & ola from oleaginous (oily); her grandson's stepmother was Amelia Earhart
born on --1866 in London, England
expired 9-8-1960 in Old Greenwich, Connecticut   age 94
carbon-black merchant  Edwin Binney Sr.   with cousin co-founded Binney & Smith (1885); co-inventor of Crayola crayons (1903)
born on 11-24-1866 in Scrub Oak, Westchester County, New York
expired 12-17-1934 in Gainesville, Florida   age 68   cause: heart attack
actor  Edward Binns
born on 9-12-1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-4-1990 in Brewster, New York   age 74   cause: heart attack
Hazeltine Co. chairman (1957-59)  John Robinson "Jack" Binns   Marconi wireless operator aboard the White Star Line vessel Republic when ship was struck by the Florida off Nantucket at 5:40 a.m. on 1/23/1909; declined opportunity to be a wireless operator on the Titanic; joined Hazeltine in 1924
born on --1884 in Lincolnshire, England
expired 12-8-1957 in New York, New York   age 73
writer, screenwriter & director  Claude Howard Binyon Sr.   while working as a writer for Variety (1925-32) wrote two of the most memorable newspaper headlines: Wall Street Lays an Egg (following the October 1929 stock market crash) and Hix Nix Stix Pix (7/17/1935)
born on 10-17-1905 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-14-1978 in Glendale, California   age 72   cause: heart ailment
tv assistant director/production manager/producer  Claude Howard Binyon Jr.   son of the movie director/Variety headline scribe; worked on 24 episodes of The Outer Limits, 42 episodes of Get Smart & the last season of the original Star Trek series (1968-69)
born on 7-13-1930 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-27-2007 in Bellevue, Washington   age 76
pre-war missionary  John Morrison Birch   was an intelligence officer for the U.S. military during World War II; murdered by Communist Chinese troops
born on 5-28-1918 in Landour, India
expired 8-25-1945 in Shuzhou, China   age 27   cause: executed; shot
former football (soccer) midfielder  Paul Birch
born on 11-20-1962 in West Bromwich, England
expired 2-2-2009 in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England   age 46   cause: bone cancer
   Contest Selectors
2009WEP3.3%
   Scored 10.4000 solo points

character actress  Billie Bird   late in her career played lots of old biddies; not related to Larry or Tweetie
¤real name: Bird Berniece Sellen 
born on 2-28-1908 in Pocatello, Idaho
expired 11-27-2002 in Glendale, California   age 94   cause: Alzheimer's disease
poster child for mush-headed liberalism  Rose Elizabeth Bird   California Supreme Court justice (1977-86), appointed by Gov. Moonbeam & booted from office by voters
born on 11-2-1936 in Tucson, Arizona
expired 12-4-1999 in Palo Alto, California   age 63   cause: breast cancer
Antiguan independence leader  Vere Cornwall Bird Sr.   was prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda (1981-94)
born on 12-7-1910
expired 6-28-1999 in Saint Johns, Antigua   age 88
frozen food inventor  Clarence Frank Birdseye
born on 12-9-1886 in New York, New York
expired 10-7-1956 in New York, New York   age 69
Nepalese head of state (1972-2001)  King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev   father of assassin/"king" Dipendra; brother of Regent Gyanendra; son of King Mahendra; grandson of King Tribhuvan
born on 12-28-1945 in Katmandu, Nepal
expired 6-1-2001 in Katmandu, Nepal   age 55   cause: shot to death by Crown Prince Dipendra
Bust of László Bíró jorunalist/inventor  László Bíró   with brother Jorge invented the modern ball point pen (patented in Paris in 1938 and the U.S. & Argentina in 1943); European rights sold to Marcel Bich (1950) design stolen by Milton Reynolds
¤born: József Lászlo Bíró
aka: Ladislao José Bíró 
born on 9-29-1899 in Budapest, Hungary, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-24-1985 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 86
Ohio death row inmate  Kenneth Biros   convicted of the murder/mutilation of Tami Engstrom
born on 9-24-1958 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United State of America
expired 12-8-2009 in Lucasville, Ohio   age 51   cause: executed; lethal injection v2.0
   Contest Selectors
2007DFFC, DTH6.5%

former talk-show host  Joey Bishop   had been the last surviving member of the Sinatra "Rat Pack"; his late-night ABC talk show got clobbered in a three-way ratings race against Carson (on NBC) & Griffin (on CBS) 1967-69 (the announcer on his show was Regis Philbin)
¤born: Joseph Abraham Gottlieb 
born on 2-3-1918 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 10-17-2007 in Newport Beach, California   age 89   cause: "multiple causes"
   Contest Selectors
2000BOD14%
2001BOD, NFG25%
2002BOD, CMH, DTM27.3%
2003DTM, JEDS11.1%
2004ABRA, ADWC, BOD, DTM, NFG27.8%
2005ADWC, BOD, DTM, HH, NFG, QKU, SPAM30.4%
2006ADWC, BOD, DTM, MOT, NFG, PCD, QKU, RIE, SSH, SPIT, 4GUE36.7%
2007ABRA, ADWC, AUDC, BOD, DTH, DTM, GOHI, JCM, MOT, NFG, PCD, PUD, QKU, RIE, RPRM, 4GUE51.6%
   Scored 3.6001 points

Grenada prime minister (1979-83)  Maurice Bishop   overthrew prime minister Eric Gairy
born on 5-29-1944 in Aruba
expired 10-25-1983 in Fort Rupert, Grenada   age 39   cause: executed
former CIA deputy director  Richard M. Bissell Jr.   principal architect of the Bay of Pigs invasion/disaster
born on 9-18-1909
expired 2-7-1994   age 84
one-time Mississippi riverboat pilot turned playwright  Richard Pike Bissell   wrote play 7½ Cents (1951); made into The Pajama Game (1954; co-authored by George Abbott)
born on 6-27-1913 in Dubuque, Iowa
expired 5-4-1977 in Dubuque, Iowa   age 63   cause: brain tumor
1960s Weatherman radical  Silas Trim Bissell   grandson of carpet sweeper inventor; attempted to bomb the U of Washington R.O.T.C. center (January 1970); got caught, skipped bail, arrested in 1987
¤aka: Terrence Peter Jackson 
born on 4-27-1942
expired 6-22-2002 in Eugene, Oregon   age 60   cause: brain cancer
Time Tunnel actor  Whitner Bissell   also played Governor Santini in Soylent Green
born on 10-25-1906 in New York, New York
expired 3-5-1996 in Woodland Hills, California   age 89   cause: Parkinson's disease
editorial cartoonist  Jerry Bittle   also drew Geech strip
expired 4-7-2003 in Honduras   age 53   cause: heart attack while scuba diving
actor  Bill Bixby   played Tim O'Hara on My Favorite Martian & Dr. Bruce Banner on Incredible Hulk tv series
born on 1-22-1934 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-21-1993   age 59   cause: cancer
composer  George Alexander Cé Léopold Bizet   wrote Carmen (1875) and L'Arlésienne Suites (1872)
born on 10-25-1838 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 6-3-1875 in Bougival, France   age 36   cause: heart disease
author  Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson   a fellow student with Ibsen in Christiania; Nobel literature laureate for 1903
born on 12-8-1832 in Kvikne, Österdal, Norway
expired 4-26-1910 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 77
Supreme Court associate justice  Hugo Lafayette Black   on court from 1937 to his death
born on 2-27-1886 in Harlan, Alabama
expired 9-25-1971 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 85   cause: stroke
Cafe Society Uptown and Downtown New York press agent  Ivan Black   gave Samuel Mostel his nickname: Zero
born on 5-4-1903
expired 3-25-1979 in New York, New York   age 75   cause: respiratory failure
pharmacologist  James Whyte Black   inventor of Beta-blockers propranolol & pronethalol; synthesized cimetidine; shared the 1988 Nobel prize in physiology
born on 6-14-1924 in Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland
expired 3-21-2010   age 85
original drummer in the Mothers of Invention  Jimmy Carl Black   later toured with a Mothers tribute band
¤born: James Inkanish Jr. 
born on 2-1-1938 in El Paso, Texas
expired 11-1-2008 in Siegsdorf, German   age 70   cause: lung cancer
former Brooklyn Dodgers/Cincinnati Reds/Washington Senators pitcher  Joseph S. "Joe" Black Sr.   National League rookie of the year (1952)
born on 4-29-1923 in Plainfield, New Jersey
expired 5-17-2002 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 79   cause: prostate cancer
Baltimore machine shop co-founder (1910)  Samuel Duncan Black Sr.   built up a tidy little electric tool business with his partner
born on 8-2-1883 in Whitehall, Maryland
expired 4-15-1951 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 67   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Chock-Full-O-Nuts Coffee Co. president  William Black
born on --1904 in New York, New York
expired 3-8-1983   age 80
physicist Lord  Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett   won 1948 Nobel physics prize for his studies of comsic rays; confirmed existence of the positron (1933)
born on 11-18-1897 in London, England
expired 7-13-1974 in London, England   age 76
actor  Sidney Alderman Blackmer   co-founder of Actors Equity Association
born on 7-13-1895 in Salisbury, North Carolina
expired 10-5-1973 in New York, New York   age 78
actress  Suzanne Kaaren Blackmer   defied Donald Trump's efforts to kick her out of a rent-controlled apartment
¤Mrs. Sydney Blackmer (1943-73) 
born on 3-2-1912 in New York, New York
expired 8-27-2004 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 92   cause: complications from pneumonia
retired Supreme Court justice  Harry Andrew Blackmun   1970 Nixon appointee; wrote the Roe v. Wade opinion permitting the casual slaughter of millions of innocent human beings
born on 11-12-1908 in Nashville, Illinois
expired 3-4-1999 in Arlington, Virginia   age 90   cause: complications from hip replacement surgery
   Contest Selectors
1980 JH6.3%

magician  Harry Blackstone Sr.
¤born: Henry Boughten
aka: Blackstone the Great 
born on 9-27-1885 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-16-1965 in Hollywood, California   age 80
magician  Harry Blackstone Jr.
born on 6-30-1934 in Colon, Michigan
expired 5-14-1997 in Loma Linda, California   age 62   cause: pancreatic cancer
pioneer film producer and Vitagraph Company founder (1896)  James Stuart Blackton   an associate of Thomas Edison
born on 1-5-1875 in Sheffield, England
expired 8-13-1941 in Hollywood, California   age 66   cause: auto accident
Broadway musical director (Oklahoma, Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Madame)  Jay S. Blackton
born on 3-25-1909 in New York, New York
expired 1-8-1994   age 85
jazz drummer  Edward Blackwell
born on 10-10-1929
expired 10-7-1992   age 62
gratuitously snarky fashion "critic"  Mr. Blackwell   perpetrator of an annual "Worst Dressed" list
¤real name: Richard Sylvan Selzer 
born on 8-29-1922 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 10-19-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: complications from intestinal infection
   Contest Selectors
2003TAP5.6%
2004TAP5.6%
2006MOT, XXX6.7%
2007DGW3.2%
2008DGW, XXX6.3%
   Scored 5.1500 points

noted songwriter  Otis Blackwell Sr.   wrote Don't Be Cruel, Great Balls of Fire, Handy Man, Return to Sender & All Shook Up
born on 2-16-1932 in New York, New York
expired 5-6-2002 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 70   cause: heart attack
contract bridge expert  Easley R. Blackwood Sr.
born on 6-25-1903
expired 3-27-1992   age 88
gospel singer  James Webre Blackwood   founding member of the Blackwood Brothers gospel quartet (1934)
born on 8-4-1919 in Choctaw County, Mississippi
expired 2-3-2002 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 82   cause: complications from a stroke
 Elizabeth Ann Blaesing   purported illegitimate daughter of Warren G. Harding & Nan Britton
¤née: Britton 
born on 10-22-1919 in Asbury Park, New York
expired 11-17-2005 in Welches, Oregon   age 86
   Contest Selectors
2006RIE

movie & Broadway actress  Vivian Blaine
¤born: Vivian S. Stapleton 
born on 11-21-1921 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 12-9-1995   age 74
blacklisted actress  Betsey Blair   nominated for best supporting actress for her performance as Clara Snyder in Marty (1955); had been married to Gene Kelly (1940-57) & Karel Reisz (1963-his death
¤born: Elizabeth Winifred Boger 
born on 12-11-1923 in Cliffside Park, New Jersey
expired 3-13-2009   age 85
NBC news anchor  Frank Blair
born on 5-30-1915 in Yemassee, South Carolina
expired 3-14-1995   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW7.7%

 George G. Blaisdell   founder of Zippo Manufacturing Co,, maker of cigarette lighters
born on 6-5-1895
expired 10-3-1978 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 83
actress  Amanda Blake   Long Branch saloon proprietress Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke
¤born: Beverly Louise Neill 
born on 2-20-1929 in Buffalo, New York
expired 8-16-1989   age 60
former Montreal hockey coach  Hector "Toe" Blake   won eight Stanley Cups
born on 8-21-1912 in Victoria Mines, Ontario, Canada
expired 5-17-1995 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 82
former Montgomery, Alabama bus driver  James F. Blake   on December 1, 1955 he had Rosa Parks arrested when she refused to give up her seat for a white man; in 1943 she had got on the bus through the front door and paid her fare but was told to exit the bus and re-enter through the rear exit - when she got off Blake sped away.
born on 4-14-1912
expired 3-21-2002 in Montgomery, Alabama   age 89   cause: heart attack
ragtime composer  James Hubert "Eubie" Blake
born on 2-7-1883 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 2-12-1983   age 100
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM, MS15.4%
1980 DH, DO, DR, DW, EB, JH, MM, RR50.0%

cartoonist  Julian Watson "Bud" Blake   created the Tiger daily cartoon strip (1965)
born on 2-13-1918 in Nutley, New Jersey
expired 12-26-2005 in Portland, Maine   age 87
yachtsman Sir  Peter James Blake   won the Americas Cup twice (1995 & 2000)
born on 10-1-1948 in Auckland, New Zealand
expired 12-6-2001 in Macapa, Brazil   age 53   cause: shot by river pirates
actress  Whitney Blake   played Dorothy Baxter on Hazel (1961-65); co-created One Day at a Time series; mother of Meredith Baxter
¤born: Nancy Ann Whitney 
born on 2-20-1925 in Eagle Rock, California
expired 9-28-2002 in Edgartown, Massachusetts   age 76
poet, painter & engraver  William Blake   a line from one of his poems, "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite," was used by Aldous Huxley as the title of one of his books (1954)
born on 11-28-1757 in London, England
expired 8-12-1827 in London, England   age 69
jazz drummer  Art Blakey
born on 10-11-1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 10-16-1990   age 71
cartoon voicist  Melvin Jerome Blanc   provided the voices of numerous Warner Brothers cartoon characters + Twiki the robot on Buck Rogers tv series (1979); "b-dee, b-dee...that's all folks!"
born on 5-30-1908 in San Francisco, California
expired 7-10-1989   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR, VA12.5%

Franciscan nun & super-geezer  Eugénie "Douchy" Blanchard   formerly the confirmed oldest person in the world
¤aka: "Sister Cyria" 
born on 2-16-1896 in Saint Barthélemy, Guadeloupe, France
expired 11-4-2010 in Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy, Guadeloupe, France   age 114
   Contest Selectors
2010DFFC3.7%
   Scored 3.6000 solo points

to 1946 award winnerto 1944 award winner one-time Army fullback (1944-46)  Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard   won 1945 Sullivan Award & Heisman Trophy
¤nickname: "Mr. Inside" 
born on 12-11-1924 in Bishopville, South Carolina, United State of America
expired 4-19-2009 in Bulverde, Texas, United State of America   age 84   cause: pneumonia
actress  Mari Blanchard   played Allura in Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (1953); had title role (Kyra Zelas) in She Devil (1957)
born on 4-13-1927 in Long Beach, California
expired 5-10-1970 in Woodland Hills, California   age 43   cause: cancer
NFL Hall-of-Fame football player  George Frederick Blanda   was both a quarterback and placekicker
born on 9-12-1927 in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, United State of America
expired 9-27-2010   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1980HA6.3%

actress  Clara Blandick   played Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
born on 6-4-1881 in Hong Kong (aboard a ship in the harbor)
expired 4-15-1962 in Hollywood, California   age 80   cause: suicide; sleeping pill overdose/plastic bag around head
Admiral  William Henry Purnell Blandy   atomic test commander at Bikini Atoll
expired 1-12-1954 in New York, New York   age 63
actress  Sally Blane   sister of Loretta Young
¤real name: Elizabeth Jane Young 
born on 7-11-1910 in Salida, Colorado
expired 8-27-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 87
retired mechanical engineer  Julius Blank   was one of eight co-founders of the Fairchild Semiconductor Corp (1957); with Eugene Kleiner built the company's first chip making machines
born on 6-2-1925 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 9-17-2011 in Palo Alto, California   age 86
retired carpenter  Edward N. Blankenheim   one of the 13 original Freedom Riders against segregation (1961)
born on 3-16-1934 in Lake Benton, Minnesota
expired 9-26-2004 in San Francisco, California   age 70
track athlete  Francina Elsje "Fanny" Blankers-Koen   won four gold medals in the 1948 Olympics
born on 4-26-1918 in Baarn, The Netherlands
expired 1-25-2004 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands   age 85   cause: heart failure; Alzheimer's disease
former Tennessee governor (1975-79)  Leonard Ray Blanton   resigned from office in the midst of a cash-for-clemency pardon scandal at the end of his term
born on 4-10-1930 in Hardin County, Tennessee
expired 11-22-1996 in Jackson, Tennessee   age 66   cause: liver failure
fashion designer  William Ralph "Bill" Blass
born on 6-22-1922 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
expired 6-12-2002 in New Preston, Connecticut   age 79   cause: throat cancer
former pro wrassler  Freddie Blassie   coined phrase "pencil-neck geeks"
¤real name: Fred Blassman 
born on 2-8-1918 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 6-2-2003 in Hartsdale, New York   age 85   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2002RAVN9.1%
2003RAVN5.6%
   Scored 6.5000 solo points

 Milton Eric Blau   had been a children's tv producer & editor of a Communist Literary Magazine; co-creator of the musical review Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (opened at the Village Gate in 1968); his wife was a co-star of the show
born on 6-1-1921 in Bridgeport, Connecticut
expired 2-17-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 87   cause: pneumonia; stroke
screenwriter  Raphael David Blau   co-wrote Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
born on 8-11-1912
expired 3-31-1996 in New York, New York   age 83   cause: heart failure
American Oil Company (AMOCO) founder (1910)  Jacob Blaustein
born on 9-30-1892 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 11-15-1970 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 78
retired Hawaiian north shore lifeguard  James William "Jimmy" Blears Jr.   son of "Tally Ho" Blears; brother of Laura Blears Ching; was also a champion surfer
born on 1-6-1949 in Santa Monica, California
expired 2-4-2011 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii   age 62   cause: "died in his sleep"
conductor  Leo Blech
born on 4-21-1871 in Aachen, Prussia
expired 8-24-1958 in Berlin, Germany   age 87
Twinlab Corp. co-founder  David Blechman
born on 9-22-1923 in New York, New York
expired 7-7-2000 in New York, New York   age 76   cause: complications from heart bypass surgery
concert, opera, radio and musical comedy baritone  Jules Bledsoe   sang Ol' Man River in original production of Show Boat (1927)
born on 12-29-1898
expired 7-14-1943 in Hollywood, California   age 44
former Baltimore Oriole  Curt L. Blefary   1965 American League rookie of the year
born on 7-5-1943 in New York, New York
expired 1-28-2001 in Pompano Beach, Florida   age 57   cause: pancreatitis
archaeologist  Carl William Blegen   discovered the Palace of Nestor (the Homeric King of Pylos); early excavator of Troy, following up on the work of Heinrich Schliemann
born on 1-27-1887 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 8-24-1971 in Athens, Greece   age 84
"Popcorn King"  James Victor Blevins   founded Blevins Popcorn Co. (1945)
expired 4-12-1999 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 87
"brutal" 18th century British Navy captain  William Bligh   cast adrift in a 23-foot open boat with 18 others (3,600 miles from Timor) after the April 27, 1789 mutiny aboard the H.M.S. Bounty (led by Fletcher Christian)
born on 9-9-1754 in Tyntan, Cornwall, England
expired 12-7-1817 in London, England   age 63
science fiction writer  James Benjamin Blish   wrote Fallen Star, Titan's Daughter & Case of Conscience (1958 Hugo Award winner)
born on 5-23-1921 in Orange, New Jersey
expired 7-30-1975 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England   age 54
British composer Sir  Arthur Bliss   wrote score for movie Things To Come (1936)
¤Position Title: Master of the Queen's Musick (1953-75) 
born on 8-2-1891 in London, England
expired 3-27-1975 in London, England   age 83
former CBS correspondent  Edward L. Bliss   one of "Murrow's Boys"; was a professor of broadcast journalism at American University
born on 7-30-1912 in Fuzhou, China
expired 11-25-2002 in Alexandria, Virginia   age 90
Club Med co-founder  Gerard Blitz
born on 8-1-1912
expired 3-3-1990   age 77
hijack victim  Dora Bloch   passenger aboard Air France flight 139 (Athens to Tel Aviv) hijacked to Entebbe, Uganda; hijackers permitted her to be taken to a hospital because of illness; after successful raid by Israeli commandos freed the hostages an irate Idi Amin had her dragged from her hospital bed and executed by his thugs (purportedly Major Farouk Minawa & Captain Nasur Ordoga)
expired 7-4-1976 in Kampala, Uganda   age 75   cause: executed; strangled; shot
 Feliz Bloch   shared the 1952 Nobel prize in physics for the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance (1946)
born on 10-23-1905 in Zürich, Switzerland
expired 9-10-1983 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 77
biochemist  Konrad Emil Bloch   shared the 1964 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 1-21-1912 in Neisse, Upper Silesia, Germany
expired 10-15-2000 in Lexington, Massachusetts   age 88   cause: congestive heart failure
tax preparer  Richard Adolf Bloch   with brother founded H&R Block Inc.
born on 2-15-1926 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 7-21-2004 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 78   cause: heart failure
computing pioneer  Richard Milton Bloch   invented error-detection scheme known as parity checking while working on Harvard's Mark I computer
born on 6-18-1921 in Rochester, New York
expired 5-22-2000 in Framingham, Massachusetts   age 78   cause: cancer
composer  Ernest Block
born on 7-24-1880 in Geneva, Switzerland
expired 7-15-1959 in Portland, Oregon   age 78
World War II soldier  Harlon Block   one of the six marines who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi
born on --1924 in Yorktown, Texas
expired 2-28-1945 in Iwo Jima, Japan   age 20   cause: mortar shell explosion
1956 Reuben Award winner political cartoonist  Herbert Lawrence Block   coined term McCarthyism
¤aka: "Herblock" 
born on 10-13-1909 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-7-2001 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 91   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2000 ANG14%

writer  Robert Block   wrote Psycho (1959); wrote several original series Star Trek episodes
born on 4-5-1917 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-23-1994 in Los Angeles, California   age 77   cause: cancer
actor  Dan Blocker   played Hoss Cartwright on Bonanza
born on 12-12-1927 in Bowie, Texas
expired 5-13-1972 in Inglewood, California   age 44   cause: pulmonary embolus; complications from gall bladder surgery
actor/screenwriter  Michael K. Blodgett   played Lance Rocke in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970); co-wrote the story/screenplay for Turner & Hooch (1989)
¤aka: "B-list Beefcake"
ex-Mr. Meredith Baxter (1995-2000) 
born on 9-26-1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 11-14-2007 in Pompton Lakes, California   age 68   cause: heart attack
writer & translator  John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld   a school chum of Ian Fleming (got a James Bond villain named for him); wrote extensively about Zen Buddhism
born on 4-2-1913 in London, England
expired 6-7-1987 in Bangkok, Thailand   age 74
actress  Rose Joan Blondell
born on 8-30-1906 in New York, New York
expired 12-25-1979 in Santa Monica, California   age 73   cause: leukemia
author & professor  Allan David Bloom
born on 9-14-1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 10-7-1992   age 62
CBS News tv director  Arthur Joseph Bloom   was there at the start of 60 Minutes (1968) — it is his Minerva brand stopwatch the you see under the opening and closing credits; is said to have "trained" Dan Rather to replace Walter Cronkite
born on 4-19-1942 in New York, New York
expired 1-28-2006 in Grandview-on-Hudson, New York   age 63   cause: lung cancer
early "feminist"  Amelia Jenks Bloomer   became eponym for billowing undergarment she introduced
born on 5-27-1818 in Homer, New York
expired 12-30-1894 in Council Bluffs, Iowa   age 76
accountant-turned-Broadway producer  Kermit Bloomgarden   produced Death of a Salesman (1949), The Diary of Anne Frank (1955), The Music Man (1957) & Equus (1974)
born on 12-15-1904 in New York, New York
expired 9-20-1976 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: complications from brain tumor
Diners' Club co-founder (1950)  Alfred S. Bloomingdale   shopped 'till he dropped??
born on 4-15-1916 in New York, New York
expired 8-7-1982   age 66
character actor  Roberts Scott Blossom   played the neighbor old man Marley in Home Alone (1990)
¤born: Bartholomew Roberts Blossom 
born on 3-25-1924 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 7-8-2011 in Santa Monica, California   age 87
pianist/"archestra" leader  Herman Poole Blount
¤aka: Sun Ra 
born on 5-22-1914 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 5-30-1993 in Birmingham, Alabama   age 79   cause: stroke; circulatory disease
former Postmaster general (1969-71)  Winton Malcolm Blount Jr.
born on 2-1-1921 in Union Springs, Alabama
expired 10-24-2002 in Highlands, North Carolina   age 81   cause: "a long illness"
former Tehran embassy Economics officer  Robert Olof Blucher   taken hostage for 444 days after embassay takeover
born on 10-9-1920
expired 4-3-2003 in Grand Junction, Colorado   age 82
nightclub & movie comedian  Ben Bernstein Blue
born on 9-12-1901 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 3-7-1975 in Hollywood, California   age 73
cover of the January 1958 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate Betty Blueto December 1956 Playmate of Monthto October 1956 Playmate of Month Playboy November 1956 Playmate of Month  Betty Blue   had been a Las Vegas showgirl; her ashes were spread at the Playboy Mansion
¤born: Betty I. Paramore
Mrs. Harold Lime 
born on 8-14-1931 in West Memphis, Arkansas
expired 8-23-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 69   cause: heart failure
business conglomerate founder  Charles G. Bluhdorn   bought Michgan Bumper Co, (1956), grew it into Gulf & Western, which acquired Paramount (1966)
born on 9-20-1926 in Vienna, Austria
expired 2-20-1983   age 56
biochemist & medical anthropologist  Baruch Samuel Blumberg   shared the 1976 Nobel prize in medicine; discovered the Hepatitis B virus (1967) & co-developed the vaccine to fight it (1969); was the founding director of NASA's Astrobiology Institute (1999)
¤nickname: "Barry" 
born on 7-28-1925 in New York, New York, United State of America
expired 4-6-2011 in Moffett Field, California   age 85
pianist  Felicja Blumental
born on 12-28-1908 in Warsaw, Poland
expired 12-31-1991 in Tel Aviv, Israel   age 83
newspaper reporter  Nellie Bly   went around the world in less than 80 days to beat Jules Verne's fictional hero; wrote book Around the World in 72 days in 1890
¤real name: Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman 
born on 5-5-1867 in Cochrane's Mills, Pennsylvania
expired 1-27-1922 in New York, New York   age 54   cause: pneumonia
broadway/tv actor  Larry Blyden
¤real name: Ivan Lawrence Blieden 
born on 6-23-1925 in Houston, Texas
expired 5-6-1975 in Agadir, Morocco   age 49   cause: injuries from automobile accident
Marine's Prayer
Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family. Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Make me considerate of those committed to my leadership. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold.

If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.

Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.

Amen!

retired Marine Corps Colonel  Charles William Blyth   wrote the Marine's Prayer
born on 6-21-1923
expired 5-2-1977 in Little Rock, Arkansas   age 53   cause: brain tumor
silent movie actress  Betty Blythe   played The Queen of Sheba (1921)
¤born: Elizabeth Blythe Slaughter 
born on 9-1-1893 in Los Angeles, California
expired 4-7-1972 in Woodland Hills, California   age 78
 Boa Sr.   last member of the Adamanesse tribe of Bo (and last speaker of their language); survived the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami by climbing a tree
born on --1924 in northern Adaman Island
expired 1-30-2010 in Strait Island, Adaman and Nicobar   age 85
movie writer  Jeffrey Boam   did screenplays for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) and Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
born on 11-30-1949 in Rochester, New York
expired 1-25-2000   age 50   cause: lung disease
former Croatian Army chief of staff  Janko Bobetko   indicted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal (1991)
born on 1-10-1919 in Sisak, Croatia
expired 4-29-2003 in Zagreb, Croatia   age 84   cause: heart & kidney ailments
character actor  Lloyd Bochner   played Cecil Colby on Dynasty & government cryptographer/entre Michael Chambers in the classic Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man" (1962)
born on 7-29-1924 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 10-29-2005 in Santa Monica, California   age 81   cause: cancer
research scientist Dr.  Frederick Carl Bock   as an Army Air Corps Captain flew the B-29 ("Great Artiste") that monitored the Nagasaki bombing; the B-29 that he usually flew ("Bockscar") dropped the bomb and was piloted by Major Charles Sweeney
born on 1-18-1918 in Greenville, Michigan
expired 8-25-2000 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 82   cause: cancer
Broadway composer  Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Bock   wrote the music to Fiddler on the Roof (to Sheldon Harnick's lyrics)
born on 11-23-1928 in New Haven, Connecticut, United State of America
expired 11-3-2010 in Mount Kisco, New York   age 81   cause: heart failure; stroke
University of Pennsylvania China scholar  Derek Bodde   was the first Fulbright scholar (1948); author of Peking Diary: A Year of Revolution (1950)
born on 3-9-1909 in Brant Rock, Massachusetts
expired 11-3-2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 94
underground comics artist  Vaughn Frederic Bode   liked to draw lizards
born on 7-22-1941 in Utica, New York
expired 7-18-1975 in San Francisco, California   age 33   cause: erotic asphyxiation
Sterling Publishing founder (1949)  David Alfred Boehm   from 1956 to 1989 published U.S. edition of the Guinness Book of Superlatives as the Guinness Book of World Records (GBoS first publ. 1951)
born on 2-6-1914 in New York, New York
expired 2-6-2000 in New York, New York   age 86
aircraft pioneer  William Edward Boeing   founded Pacific Aero Products (1916) that became Boeing Aircraft (1929)
born on 10-1-1881 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 9-28-1956 in Seattle, Washington   age 74
 Clara Boesch   Survivor mother
born on 12-5-1901
expired 4-3-2003 in Rochester, New York   age 101
   Contest Selectors
2002TMTX9.1%

 Marjorie E. "Marge" Boesch   wife of Survivor 1 contestant Rudy Boesch
¤née: Thomas 
born on 7-25-1932 in Rochester, New York
expired 11-1-2008 in Virginia Beach, Virginia   age 76
Hindenburg survivor  Eduard Boetius   elevator wheel operator aboard the airship
expired 11-7-2002 in Schuelp, District Rendsburg, Germany   age 92
first president of Central African Republic  Barthelemy Boganda   son of a Oubangi witch doctor; succeeded by his nephew
born on --1910 in Boubangui, Oubangui-Chari, French Equatorial Africa
expired 3-29-1959 in Bogamangon, Lobaye Province, Central African Republic   age 48   cause: airplane crash during landing
actor Sir  Dirk Bogarde   appeared in Death in Venice (1971)
¤born: Derek Icks Gaspard Niven Van den Bogaerde 
born on 3-28-1921 in London, England
expired 5-8-1999 in London, England   age 78   cause: heart attack
actor  Humphrey de Forest Bogart
¤aka: "Bogey" 
born on 1-23-1899 in New York, New York
expired 1-14-1957 in Hollywood, California   age 57   cause: cancer
 Neil Bogart
¤real name: Neil Bogatz 
born on 2-3-1943 in New York, New York
expired 5-9-1982   age 39
Louisiana congressman (1941-43; 1947-72)  Thomas Hale Boggs   member of the Warren Commission; husband of Lindy; father of Cokie Roberts
born on 2-15-1914 in Long Beach, Mississippi
expired 10-??-1972 in Alaska   age 58   cause: plane crash
the Ventures The Ventures co-founder & lead guitarist  Robert Lenrd "Bob" Bogle   had hits with Walk, Don't Run (1960 & 64) and the Theme from Hawaii Five-O tv series
born on 6-16-1934 in Wagoner, Oklahoma
expired 6-14-2009 in Vancouver, Washington   age 74   cause: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Big Band cornet player  Merwyn A. Bogue
¤aka: Ish Kabibble 
born on 1-19-1908 in Erie, Pennsylvania
expired 6-5-1994 in Palm Springs, California   age 86
The Greenpeace, with crew, about to set sail on a three hour cruise, a three hour cruise ... the weather started getting rough, the tiny ship waas to'st ...  James Calvin "Jim" Bohlen   a co-founder of the Don't Make Waves Committee (1970) which was the genesis of Greenpeace
born on 7-4-1926 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 7-5-2010 in Comox, British Columbia, Canada   age 84   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
former Volvo safety engineer  Nils Ivar Bohlin   invented the 3-point lap/shoulder seat belt system (1959)
born on 7-17-1920 in Härnösand, Sweden
expired 9-21-2002 in Tranas, Sweden   age 82   cause: complications of a heart attack & stroke
orchestra conductor  Karl Böhm
born on 8-28-1894 in Graz, Austria-Hungary
expired 8-13-1981 in Salzburg, Austria   age 86   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP7.7%
1980 VA6.3%

physicist  Aage Niels Bohr   son of the 1922 Nobel Physics laureate; earned his own Physics prize in 1975
born on 6-19-1922 in Copenhagen, Denmark
expired 9-8-2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 87
   Contest Selectors
2008DGW3.1%
2009DGW3.3%
   Scored 6.3000 solo points

1922 Nobel prize-winning nuclear physicist  Niels Henrik David Bohr   he investigate the structure of atoms and the radiation that emanates from them
born on 10-7-1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark
expired 11-18-1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 77
chef  Hector Boiardi   founded Chef Boy-ar-dee Foods in 1928
born on 10-22-1897 in Piacenza, Italy
expired 6-21-1985 in Parma, Ohio   age 87
 Helen J. Boiardi   created Chef Boy-ar-dee foods with husband Hector
born on 5-2-1905
expired 7-2-1995   age 90
novelist  Pierre Louis Boileau   wrote Vertigo
born on 4-28-1906 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 1-16-1989 in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France   age 82
editor & author  Edward William Bok   won Pulitzer prize for autobiography; created the Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida
born on 10-9-1863 in Den Helden, The Netherlands
expired 1-9-1930 in Lake Wales, Florida   age 66
total waste of skin  Eddine Ahmed Jean-Bedel Bokassa   cannibal; ruthless dictator of the Central African Republic (1966-79); overthrew his cousin David Dacko (12/31/1965); in turn overthrown by Dacko (1979)
¤aka: Emperor Bokassa I 
born on 2-22-1921 in Boubangui, Oubangui-Chari, French Equatorial Africa
expired 11-3-1996 in Bangui, Central African Republic   age 75   cause: heart attack
 Cornelius Bol   inventor of the mercury vapor lamp
born on 3-8-1885
expired 7-30-1965 in Palo Alto, California   age 80
Dinka basketball player  Manute Bol
born on 10-16-1962 in Tularei, Sudan
expired 6-19-2010 in Charlottesville, Virginia   age 47   cause: internal bleeding; kidney failure; Stevens-Johnson syndrome
Fianna Fail party co-founder  Gerald Boland   a leader of the 1916 Irish rebellion
expired 1-5-1973 in Dublin, Ireland   age 87
T-Rex rock star/singer  Marc Boland
born on 5-8-1948 in London, England
expired 9-16-1977 in London, England   age 29   cause: car accident
Memphis, TN supergeezer  Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bolden   had been the world's oldest person ("authenticated")
¤née: Jones 
born on 8-15-1890 in Somerville, Fayette County, Tennessee
expired 12-11-2006 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 116
   Contest Selectors
2006CSI, KLS, MOT, QKU, RR, SPIT20.0%
   Scored 0.9781 points

former L.A. cop, body builder & 50s/60s tv/movie actor  Cal Bolder   played Hank Tracy/Igor in Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966) & Keel on original Star Trek series episode Friday's Child (Dec. 1967)
¤real name: Earl C. Craver 
born on 6-14-1931 in Elkhart, Kansas
expired 1-19-2005 in Royal City, Washington   age 73   cause: cancer
royal consort  Anne Boleyn   second wife of Henry VIII; mother of Elizabeth I; marriage ended by "divorce"
born on --1501
expired 5-19-1536 in London, England   age 35   cause: beheaded in the Tower of London
dancer & actor  Raymond Wallace Bolger   played the Scarecrow (straw man) in the Wizard of Oz (1939)
¤birth surname: Bulcao 
born on 1-10-1904 in Dorchester, Massachusetts
expired 1-15-1987 in Los Angeles, California   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS7.7%
1980 DO6.3%

former Messerschmitt flight engineer  Ludwig Bölkow   helped develop the first fighter jet in World War II, the Me-262, and the Airbus airliner
born on 6-30-1912 in Schwerin, Germany
expired 7-25-2003 in München, Germany   age 91
 Heinrich Theodor Böll   received the 1972 Nobel literature prize
born on 12-21-1917 in Köln, Germany
expired 7-16-1985 in Bonn, Germany   age 65
murdered Arizona Republic reporter  Donald F. Bolles   victim of June 2nd car bomb blast while investigating local Mafia activities
born on 7-10-1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 6-13-1976 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 47   cause: injuries sustained in blast
Marine aviator  John Franklin "Jack" Bolt   was the only Marine to be an Ace in two wars; flew with the Black Sheep squadron in World War II
born on 5-19-1921 in Laurens, South Carolina
expired 9-8-2004 in Tampa, Florida   age 83   cause: leukemia
screen writer  Robert Oxton Bolt   won Adapted Screenplay oscars for Doctor Zhivago & A Man For All Seasons (1966); also wrote screenplay for Lawrence of Arabia
born on 8-15-1924 in Manchester, England
expired 2-20-1995   age 70
temperamental pro golfer  Thomas Henry "Tommy" Bolt   won the 1958 U.S. Open
born on 3-31-1916 in Haworth, Oklahoma
expired 8-30-2008 in Batesville, Iklahoma   age 92   cause: liver failure
former Georgia Attorney General (1965-81)  Arthur Key Bolton   defendant in the Doe v. Bolton abortion case (companion to the Roe v. Wade case)
born on 5-14-1922 in Griffin, Georgia, United State of America
expired 12-1-1997 in Griffin, Georgia, United State of America   age 75
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI
2004CSI
2005CSI, RR
2008RR
2009CSI
2010RR

Ohio congressman (1929-37)  Chester Castle Bolton
born on 9-5-1882 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 10-29-1939 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 57
former Ohio congresswoman (1939-68)  Frances Payne Bolton   succeeded her husband in the House of Representatives; her son served in the House at the same time
born on 3-29-1885 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 3-9-1977 in Lyndhurst, Ohio   age 91
1920s & 30s Broadway musical author/producer  Guy Reginald Bolton
born on 11-23-1884 in Bronxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
expired 9-5-1979 in Goring, England   age 94
Ohio congressman (1953-56, 1963-64)  Oliver Payne Bolton   son of Frances & Chester Bolton
born on 2-22-1917 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 12-13-1972 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 55
newspaper columnist  Erma Bombeck
¤born: Erma Louise Fiste 
born on 2-21-1927 in Dayton, Ohio
expired 4-22-1996 in San Francisco, California   age 69   cause: kidney disease
United Rubber Workers union leader  Peter Charles Bommarito
born on 5-17-1915 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 9-25-1989   age 74
mobster  Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno
born on 1-18-1905 in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy
expired 5-11-2002 in Tucson, Arizona   age 97   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2002 JL9.1%
   Scored 5.2000 solo points

heavyweight boxer  Oscar Bonavena
born on 9-25-1942 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
expired 5-22-1976 in Reno, Nevada   age 33   cause: shot to death outside Mustang Ranch
ornitholgist  James Bond   namesake of fictional secret agent 007; author of Birds of the West Indies, a favorite of Ian Fleming
born on 1-4-1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-12-1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 89
cartoonist  Simon Patrick Everett Bond   came up with 101 Uses of a Dead Cat (1981), 101 More Uses of a Dead Cat (1982), Uses of a Dead Cat in History (1992) & How to Swing a Dead Cat (1999)
born on 8-19-1947 in New York, New York
expired 6-22-2011 in Northamptonshire, England   age 63
child/young adult actor  Thomas Ross "Tommy" Bond II   appeared in the 1930s Our Gang comedies as Butch (Alfalfa's nemesis); later played Jimmy Olsen in the first two movie Superman films (1948's Superman & 1950's Atom Man vs. Superman)
born on 9-16-1926 in Dallas, Texas
expired 9-24-2005 in Northridge, California   age 79   cause: complications from heart disease
Wagon Train actor  Ward Bond
born on 4-9-1903 in Denver, Colorado
expired 11-5-1960 in Dallas, Texas   age 57
former Cleveland Indians owner  Alva Ted Bonda
born on 1-1-1917
expired 10-22-2005 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 88   cause: Alzheimer's disease
character actress  Beulah Bondi
born on 5-3-1888 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-11-1981 in Woodland Hills, California   age 92
astronomer & mathematician Dr./Sir  Hermann Bondi   with Fred Hoyle & Thomas Gold formulated the steady-state theory of cosmology (1948)
born on 11-1-1919 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary
expired 9-10-2005 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 85
printer, engraver, type designer  Giambattista Bondoni
born on 2-26-1740 in Saluzzo, Piedmont, Italy
expired 11-30-1813 in Parma, Italy   age 73
former baseball player  Bobby Lee Bonds   father of Barry Bonds
born on 3-15-1946 in Riverside, California
expired 8-23-2003 in San Francisco, California   age 57   cause: lung cancer; brain tumor
composer/arranger/pianist  Margaret Bonds   wrote music for Shakespeare in Harlem (1960)
¤born: Margaret Majors 
born on 3-3-1913 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-26-1972 in Los Angeles, California   age 59
guitarist & composer  Luis Floriano Bonfá   Bosa Nova pioneer; composed soundtrack to Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus; 1959)
born on 10-17-1922 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
expired 1-12-2001 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   age 78   cause: prostate cancer
recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor World War II Ace of Aces (with 40 kills)  Richard Ira Bong   recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor
born on 9-24-1920 in Superior, Wisconsin
expired 8-6-1945 in Burbank, California   age 24   cause: too-low altitude ejection from P-80
Gabon president (1967-2009)  Albert-Bernard Omar Bongo
¤aka: "Omar Bongo Ondimba" & "El Hadj Omar Bongo" 
born on 12-30-1935 in Lewati, Franceville, Gabon
expired 6-6-2009 in Barcelona, Spain   age 73   cause: cardiac arrest; cancer
Led Zeppelin drummer  John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham   before he died chugged a whole lot of vodka
born on 5-31-1949 in Redditch, England
expired 9-25-1980 in Windsor, England   age 31   cause: choked on vomit
theologian  Dietrich Bonhöffer   had twin sister Sabine; took part in the plots to assassinate Hitler
born on 2-4-1906 in Breslau, Selisia, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland)
expired 4-9-1945 in Flossenbüg Concentration Camp, Germany   age 39   cause: executed; hanged
freeway killer  William G. Bonin
born on 1-8-1947
expired 2-23-1996   age 49
pediatrician Dr.  Jelena Georgievna Bonner   political activist; widow of Andrei Sakharov
¤born: Luisa Alichanov 
born on 2-15-1923 in Merv, Turkmenistan, USSR
expired 6-18-2011 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2007WEP3.2%

singer and California Rep.  Sonny Bono   went skiing, went splat, went home in a bag
¤full name: Salvatore Phillip Bono 
born on 2-16-1935 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 1-5-1998 in South Lake Tahoe, California   age 62   cause: high speed collision with tree while skiing
professional strongman & silent movie actor/stunt man  Joe Bonomo   starred in The Great Circus Mystery (1925); his voice doomed his acting career when talkies started
¤aka: "Landow the Strongman" 
born on 12-24-1901 in New York, New York
expired 3-28-1978 in Hollywood, California   age 76
confectioner  Victor A. Bonomo   created Bonomo's Turkish Taffy
born on 10-24-1898
expired 6-24-1999 in Bal Harbour, Florida   age 100
to 1935 award winnerto 1933 award winner track athlete  William Robert "Bill" Bonthron   won the 1934 Sullivan Award
born on 11-1-1912 in Detroit, Michigan, United State of America
expired 1-17-1983 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 70
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005CSI4.3%
2006CSI3.3%
2008CSI3.1%
2009CSI3.3%

actor  Sorrell Booke   played Boss Hogg on The Dukes of Hazzard
born on 1-4-1930 in Buffalo, New York
expired 2-11-1994   age 63
mathematician  George Boole   came up with the eponymous form of "algebra" that uses the operators: AND, OR, NOT, NOR, etc. to produce "logical" results (TRUE or FALSE); the operators that make database (& World Wide Web) searches much more effective
born on 11-2-1815 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
expired 12-8-1864 in Ballintemple, Ireland   age 49
actor  Richard Boone   played Paladin on Have Gun, Will Travel tv series
born on 6-18-1917 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-10-1981 in Saint Augustine, Florida   age 63   cause: throat cancer
former Librarian of Congress (1974-86)  Daniel Joseph Boorstin   won 1974 Pulitzer prize
born on 10-1-1914 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 2-28-2004 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 89   cause: pneumonia
lawyer  Samuel Aaron Boorstin   father of historian Daniel; was on Leo Frank's defense team
born on 8-14-1887
expired 1-??-1967 in Tulsa, Oklahoma   age 79
to September 1981 Playmate of Monthto July 1981 Playmate of Month Playboy August 1981 Playmate of Month  Deborah "Debbie" Boostrom   her first Playboy appearance was in the January 1979 "Great Playmate Hunt" feature
born on 6-23-1955 in Peoria, Illinois
expired 7-10-2008 in Florida   age 53   cause: suicide; shot self in head; terminal breast cancer
actor & Confederate sympathizer  John Wilkes Booth   assassin of Abraham Lincoln
born on 5-10-1838 in Hartford County, Maryland
expired 4-26-1865 in Bowling Green, Virginia   age 26   cause: executed; firing squad
film editor  Margaret Booth   give first job by D.W. Griffith; awarded honorary Oscar (1977)
born on 1-14-1898 in Los Angeles, California
expired 10-28-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 104   cause: complications from stroke
actress  Shirley Booth   played Hazel on tv
¤born: Thelma Booth Ford 
born on 8-30-1898 in New York, New York
expired 10-16-1992   age 94
retired Federal judge  William Augustus Bootle Sr.   on 1-6-1961 issued a ruling in Holmes v. Danner ordering the immediate admittance by registrar Walter P. Danner of two black students, Hamilton E. Holmes & Charlayne Hunter, to the University of Georgia, effectively desegregating it
born on 8-19-1902 in Round O, South Carolina
expired 1-25-2005 in Macon, Georgia   age 102
health nut & regular Steve Allen Show guest  Robert Bootzin   appeared in Mondo Hollywood (1967)
¤aka: "Gypsy Boots
born on 8-6-1915 in San Francisco, California
expired 8-8-2004 in Camarillo, California   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2004ADWC5.6%
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

 Juan de Borbon   father of King Juan Carlos I
¤full name: Don Juan de Bourbon y Battenberg
title: Count of Barcelona 
born on 6-20-1913 in Madrid, Spain
expired 4-1-1993 in Pamplona, Spain   age 79
Juan Carlos' mom  María de las Mercedes de Borbón y Orleans   widow of Don Juan de Borbón y Battenberg (d.1993)
¤title: Countess of Barcelona 
expired 1-2-2000 in Lanzarote, Canary Islands   age 89
former Recoton chairman  Herbert H. Borchardt   founded Polydor Records in Paris (1929)
born on 5-6-1906 in Berlin, Germany
expired 4-10-2000 in New York, New York   age 93
General Mills inventor  Lester Ferdinand Borchardt   the inventor of Cheerios
born on 5-30-1907 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 1-21-2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 99
former Uruguayan dictator (1973-85)  Juan María Bordaberry Arocena   more recently doing time for human rights violations (house arrest)
born on 6-17-1928 in Montevideo, Uruguay
expired 7-17-2011 in Montevideo, Uruguay   age 83   cause: pulmonary failure
   Contest Selectors
2010RR3.7%

1930s New York Dodger  Stanley George "Frenchy" Bordagaray
born on 1-3-1910 in Coalinga, California
expired 4-13-2000 in Ventura, California   age 90
Louisiana death row inmate  Gerald J. Bordelon
born on --1962
expired 1-7-2010 in Angola, Louisiana   age 47   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2010ADWC, DFFC, JCM, OIE, PCD, RAVN22.2%
   Scored 7.7871 points

Dr.  Jules Jean Baptist Vincent Bordet   awarded the 1919 Nobel prize in medicine for his discoveries relating to immunity
born on 6-13-1870 in Soignies, Belgium
expired 4-6-1961 in Brussels, Belgium   age 90
pianistic humorist  Victor Borge
¤born: Börge Rosenbaum 
born on 1-3-1909 in Copenhagen, Denmark
expired 12-23-2000 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 91   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2000 KLS, SPAM29%
   Scored 4.6500 points
2001 ANG

surrealist author  Jorge Luis Borges
born on 8-24-1899 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
expired 6-14-1986 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1980 EB, GP, JW18.8%

Great Lakes sailor  Thomas Dale Borgeson   Able-bodied Maintenance Man aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 11-26-1934
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 40   cause: drowned when ship foundered
to next Pope: Gregory XVto previous Pope: Leo XI Catholic Church leader (1605-1621)  Camillo Borghese   elected 234th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church May 16, 1605
¤Pope Paul V 
born on 9-17-1550 in Rome, Italy
expired 1-28-1621   age 70
to next Pope: Pius IIto previous Pope: Nicholas V Catholic Church leader (1445-1458)  Alfonso de Borgia   elected 210th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church April 8, 1455
¤alternate spelling: Borja; Pope Callistus III 
born on 12-31-1378 in Valencia, Spain
expired 8-6-1458 in Rome, Italy   age 79
to next Pope: Pius IIIto previous Pope: Innocent VIII Catholic Church leader (1492-1503)  Rodrigo Borgia   elected 215th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church August 11, 1492
¤Pope Alexander VI 
born on 1-1-1431 in Xativa, Spain
expired 8-18-1503 in Rome, Italy   age 72   cause: fever
sculptor, painter, author  John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum   principle sculptor of Mount Rushmore; did early work on the Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain, Georgia
born on 3-25-1867 in Bear Lake, Idaho
expired 3-6-1941 in Chicago, Illinois   age 73
Indiana University professor emeritus of forensic studies  Robert Frank Borkenstein   invented the Breathalyzer (1954)
born on 8-31-1912 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
expired 8-10-2002 in Bloomington, Indiana   age 89
"Green Revolution" geneticist  Norman Ernest Borlaug   recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace prize
born on 3-25-1914 in Saude, Iowa, United State of America
expired 9-12-2009 in Dallas, Texas   age 95   cause: complications from cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005SLIM4.3%
2006WEP3.3%
2007ANG, RR, WEP9.7%
2009WEP3.3%
   Scored 5.5000 solo points

mathematician & physicist  Max Born   shared the 1954 Nobel physics prize
born on 12-11-1882 in Breslau, Germany
expired 1-5-1970 in Göttingen, Germany   age 87
composer  Alexander Porphyrjevitch Borodin
born on 11-12-1834 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 2-27-1887 in Saint Petersburg, Russia   age 52
former french tennis great  Jean Robert Borotra
born on 8-13-1898 in Barritz, France
expired 7-18-1994   age 95
last Italian World War I veteran  Delfino Edmondo Borroni   served on the Alpine front
born on 8-23-1898 in Turago Bordone, Italy
expired 10-26-2008 in Milan, Italy   age 110
nuclear physicist Dr.  Lyle Benjamin Borst   helped build the Brookhaven National Laboratory
born on 11-24-1912 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-30-2002 in Williamsville, New York   age 89
movie director  Frank Borzage   won oscar for directing Bad Girl (1931)
born on 4-23-1893 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 6-19-1962 in Hollywood, California   age 69
former NYC congressman (1953-60)  Albert Henry Bosch
born on 10-30-1908 in New York, New York
expired 11-21-2005 in Amityville, New York   age 97
 Carl Bosch   shared the 1931 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 8-27-1874 in Köln, Germany
expired 4-26-1940 in Heidelberg, Hermany   age 65
short-tenured Dominican Republic president (1962-63)  Juan Bosch Gavino   elected after assassination of Trujillo; overthrown by military
born on 6-30-1909 in La Vega, Dominican Republic
expired 11-1-2001 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   age 92
Happy Days actor & trash bag pitchman  Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley   played the father Howard Cunningham on Happy Days, Sheriff Amos Tucker on Murder, She Wrote & the title role in Father Dowling murder mystery tv show (1989-91)
born on 10-1-1927 in Chicago, Illinois, United State of America
expired 10-19-2010 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 83   cause: heart failure; lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006GHG3.3%
2008ADWC, JCM6.3%

lawyer, diarist, biographer  James Bosworth   wrote famous biography of friend Dr. Samuel Johnson
born on 10-29-1740 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 5-19-1795 in London, England   age 54
former South African President  Pieter Willem Botha   the last big, staunch defender of apartheid
¤nickname: "Die Groot Krokodil" 
born on 1-12-1916 in Paul Roux, Orange Free State, South Africa
expired 10-31-2006 in Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2003KOHD5.6%
2005SLIM, SPIT8.7%
2006SPIT3.3%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

 Walther Wilhelm Georg Bothe   shared the 1954 Nobel prize in physics
born on 1-8-1891 in Oranienburg, Germany
expired 2-8-1957 in Heidelberg, Germany   age 66
last surviving World War I fighter pilot  Henry John Lawrence Botterell   shot down a German balloon 8-29-1918
born on 11-7-1896 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
expired 1-3-2003 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 106
Florida death row inmate  Linroy Bottoson
¤aka: number 078079 
born on 2-28-1939
expired 12-9-2002 in Starke, Florida   age 63   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2002BOD9.1%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero to be exact)

to next U.S. president: Thomas Mifflinto previous U.S. president: John Hanson Second U.S. president  Elias Boudinot   second president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation (11/4/1782-11/2/1783)
born on 5-2-1740 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-24-1821 in Burlington, New Jersey   age 81
Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame shortstop/manager  Louis Boudreau   formerly Denny McLain's father-in-law
born on 7-17-1917 in Harvey, Illinois
expired 8-10-2001 in Olympia Fields, Illinois   age 84   cause: cardiac arrest
musical composition teacher  Nadia Boulanger
born on 9-16-1887 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 10-22-1979 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 92
French novelist  Pierre François Marie-Louise Boulle   wrote Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai (1954; The Bridge over the River Kwai) and Monkey Planet (became the Planet of the Apes)
born on 2-20-1912 in Avignon, France
expired 1-30-1994   age 81
conductor Sir  Adrian Cedric Boult
born on 4-8-1889 in Chester, England
expired 2-23-1983   age 93
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP, RR15.4%
1980 DO, HP, JH18.8%

producer/director/writer  John Boulting   twin brother of Roy
born on 11-21-1913 in Bray, Berkshire, England
expired 6-17-1985   age 71
British film actor & director  Roy Alfred Clarence Boulting   brother of John Boulting (his twin) & Peter Cotes; once married to Hayley Mills; sired son Crispian by her
born on 11-21-1913 in Bray, Berkshire, England
expired 11-6-2001 in Eynsham, Witney, Oxfordshire, England   age 87
former Algerian president (1965-78)  Houari Boumediene   overthrew president Ahmed Ben Bella in 1965 coup
¤born: Mohammed Ben Brahim Boukharouba 
born on 8-23-1925 in Guelma, Algeria
expired 12-27-1978 in Algiers, Algeria   age 53   cause: Waldenström's macroglobulinemia; 6-week coma
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW

former Prime Minister of Quebec (1970-76, 1985-90)  Robert Bourassa
born on 7-14-1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 10-2-1996 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 63   cause: malignant melanoma
1920 Nobel peace laureate  Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois   a president of the French Senate; first president of the Council of the League of Nations
born on 5-21-1851 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 9-29-1925 in Château d'Oger, France   age 74
sculptress  Louise Josephine Bourgeois
born on 12-24-1911 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 5-31-2010 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 98   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2004NFG5.6%
2005NFG4.3%
2006NFG3.3%
2007NFG3.2%
2008NFG3.1%
2009NFG3.3%
2010NFG3.7%
   Scored 5.2000 solo points

former NBC reporter  Frank Bourgholtzer
born on 10-26-1919 in New York, New York
expired 10-8-2010 in Santa Monica, California   age 90
former Tunisian president (1957-87)  Habib ben Ali Bourguiba
born on 8-3-1903 in Monastir, Tunisia
expired 4-6-2000 in Monastir, Tunisia   age 96
Life Magazine photojournalist (1936-69)  Margaret Bourke-White
born on 6-14-1904 in New York, New York
expired 8-27-1971 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 67   cause: Parkinson's disease
actor  Peter Bourne
born on ??-??-19??
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW7.7%

cartoonist  Larz E. Bourne   created Deputy Dawg
born on 2-8-1916
expired 3-14-1993   age 77
tv/movie production designer  Melvin B. Bourne   did production design on Howdie Doody & Kojak; movie design for Interiors (1978), Startdust Memories (1980), Zelig, The Natural (1984), Reversal of Fortune (1990) & Striptease (1996)
born on 11-22-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-14-2003   age 79
inventor  Robert Bliss Bourque   co-inventor of arcade fortune teller Zoltan, the Astrological Wizard (1965)
born on 8-14-1920 in Brockton, Massachusetts
expired 3-22-2003 in Duxbury, Massachusetts   age 82   cause: congestive heart failure
Clairol co-founder (1931)  Joan Bove   left company after divorcing Gelb (1940); widow of Emilio Bove
born on 10-24-1901
expired 7-21-2001 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 99
pharmacologist  Daniel Bovet   received the 1957 Nobel prize in physiology; created the first antihistamine — neoantergan
born on 3-23-1907 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
expired 4-8-1992 in Rome, Intaly   age 85   cause: cancer
actress  Clara Gordon Bow   the "It" girl of silent films
born on 8-25-1905 in New York, New York
expired 9-27-1965 in Los Angeles, California   age 60
former actress  Dorris Estelle Bowden   played Tom Joad's pregnant sister Rose of Sharon in The Grapes of Wrath (1940); widow of screenwriter Nunnally Johnson
born on 12-27-1914 in Coldwater, Mississippi
expired 8-9-2005 in Woodland Hills, California   age 90   cause: heart failure; strokes
book editor  Thomas Bowdler   published extremely expurgated editions of Shakespeare and Gibbons; his name became eponymous with excessive editing/omissions (bowdlerized)
born on 7-11-1754 in Ashley, England
expired 2-24-1825 in Rhyddings, England   age 70
REMF weasel Admiral  Harold Gardiner Bowen Jr.   recommended that Pueblo commander Bucher be court-martialed
born on 10-15-1912
expired 8-17-2000 in Alexandria, Virginia   age 87
actor  Roger Bowen   co-founder of Chicago's Second City Theater; played Col. Henry Blake in the movie M*A*S*H
born on 5-25-1932 in Attleboro, Massachusetts
expired 2-16-1996 in Marathon, Florida   age 63   cause: heart attack
Nike Shoes co-founder  William Jay "Bill" Bowerman Jr.   1972 U.S. Olympic Track coach; invented the modern track/court show
born on 2-19-1911 in Portland, Oregon
expired 12-24-1999 in Fossil, Oregon   age 88
white-trash KKK Imperial Wizard  Samuel Holloway "Sam" Bowers Jr.   did time for ordering the 1964 murders of voting rights workers Chaney, Michael Schwerner & Goodman; in 1988 was convicted of the 1966 firebombing murder of voting rights activist Vernon Dahmer; an unrepentant peckerwood to the end — currently in Hell occupying the leadoff slot in the daily colo-rectal pineapple insertion festival
born on 8-6-1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 11-5-2006 in Parchman, Mississippi   age 82   cause: cardio-pulmonary arrest
radio Amateur Hour host Major  Edward E. Bowes
born on 6-13-1874 in San Francisco, California
expired 6-13-1946 in Rumson, New Jersey   age 72
Sir  David Bowes-Lyon   brother of Queen Mother Elizabeth Windsor
expired 9-13-1961 in Birkhall, Scotland   age 59
jazz trumpeter  Lester Bowie   longtime member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago; once married to Fontella Bass
born on 10-11-1941 in Frederick, Maryland
expired 11-8-1999 in New York, New York   age 58   cause: liver cancer
newspaper columnist  Heloise Bowles   wrote Hints from Heloise
born on 5-4-1919
expired 12-28-