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©2013 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 11-6-2013 at 22:27 GMT

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"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
former college/pro basketball player & coach  Mahdi Abdul-Rahman   played on UCLA's first championship team (1964) and later coached it (1985-8); he went on to play for a number of professional teams, including the L.A. Lakers
¤born: Walter Raphael Hazzard 
born on 4-15-1942 in Wilmington, Delaware
expired 11-18-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 69   cause: complications from heart surgery; stroke
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
AKS: a
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; began spinning in his grave when the cable tv channel "SciFi" changed its name to "SyFy"); 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

AKS: Forest Akerman Ackermann
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

42
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
AKS: Noel
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
AKS: Randal
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
AKS: Roldos
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
AKS: Linne Alstrand Ahlstrad Alstrad Allstrand Allstrad
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
ex-warlord  Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed   was the transitional president of Somalia
born on 12-15-1934 in Gaalkacyo, Mudug Region, Somalia
expired 3-23-2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates   age 77   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2008RAVN3.1%

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
AKS: Aitcheson
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
AKS: Zoe
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

AKS: Hamed
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"
AKS: Sabri
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
AKS: Lawrence
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 Soviet super-heavyweight power lifter  Vasily Ivanovich Alekseev   won gold medals in the 1976 & 1980 Olympic games
born on 1-7-1942 in Pokrovo-Shishkino, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, USSR
expired 11-25-2011 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 69   cause: "serious heart problems"
AKS: Vasili Alexiev Alekseyev Alexeyev
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%

AKS: Jose
 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
AKS: Raul Alfonsin
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
AKS: Gosta Alfven
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
AKS: Geidar
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

AKS: Felix Alais
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

AKS: Alison Allison
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
AKS: Hizbollah
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
AKS: Shaykh Zayid ibn Sultan Al Nahayan
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" Alou   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

AKS: Qasimi
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

AKS: bleeding (to death) from the ass
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
first Saudi Oil minister Sheik  Abdullah al-Tariki   a co-founder of OPEC (1960)
expired 9-7-1997 in Cairo, Egypt   age 80   cause: heart attack
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

AKS: Ahmed Fadeel Nazzal
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

AKS: Maralidhar Muralidhar Murliahar Devdas
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

AKS: Andersen
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
classical trumpet virtuoso  Maurice André
born on 5-21-1933 in Ales, France
expired 2-25-2012 in Urrugne, Labourd, Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France   age 78
AKS: Andre
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

AKS: Angenieux St. Heand
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

AKS: Anakin
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
AKS: Anunzio Anunnzio Annunnzio
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

AKS: Michaelangelo
 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/wife (Cleopatra)
¤full name: Marcus Antonius 
born on --83 BC
expired 8-12-30 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
AKS: Apostoloff
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

AKS: Corazon
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: assassinated; polonium poisoning; 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

AKS: Yaser Yasir Yassir
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
AKS: Jose
Nicaraguan president (May 1st-26th, 1947)  Leonardo Argüello
expired 12-15-1947 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 74   cause: heart attack; chronic diabetes
AKS: Arguello
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 ??
AKS: Francois
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
AKS: Armendariz
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"
AKS: Marian
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
AKS: Leo
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%

AKS: Arnez
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 A. 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 1-16-1984 in Meridian, Idaho   age 68   cause: colon 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
AKS: Arnsteen
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
AKS: Hank Aaron
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
AKS: Angel
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
AKS: Ataturk Attaturk
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
AKS: Eugene
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
AKS: Reage
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

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