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©2013 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 4-13-2013 at 00:38 GMT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AKS: b.5/5/1888 old style
World War II Luftwaffe pilot  Rainer Candidus Barzel   went on to be a leader of the German Christian Democratic Party
born on 6-20-1924 in Braunsberg, East Prussia
expired 8-26-2006 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 82
terrorist  Shamil Basayev   claimed (ir)responsibility for the September 2004 Beslan School Massacre
born on 1-14-1965 in Vedeno, Chechnya
expired 7-10-2006 in Yekazhevo, Ingushetia   age 41   cause: munitions detonation; the explosives-laden truck he was riding in blew up
Big Band leader  William James "Count" Basie Jr.
born on 8-21-1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey
expired 4-26-1984 in Hollywood, Florida   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, DW, HP, JH,MM, VM46.2%
1980 DO, DR, DW, EB, HP, JW, MM, VA50.0%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

theatrical costume designer/producer  Edith Lutyens Bel Geddes
born on 8-16-1908 in Brussels, Belgium
expired 8-16-2002 in Hudson, New York   age 95
Broadway scenic designer  Norman Bel Geddes   creator of General Motor's Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair; father of actress Barbara
¤born: Norman Melancton Geddes 
born on 4-7-1893 in Adrian, Michigan
expired 5-8-1958 in New York, New York   age 65
former Baltimore Orioles shortstop (1965-81)  Mark Belanger
born on 6-8-1944
expired 10-6-1998 in New York, New York   age 54   cause: pneumonia; cancer
former Peruvian president (1963-68; 1980-85)  Fernando Belaúnde Terry   ousted by coup (1968); restored by ballot (1980)
born on 10-7-1912 in Lima, Peru
expired 6-4-2002 in Lima, Peru   age 89   cause: complications from stroke
advertising executive  Don Belding Sr.   co-founded Foote, Cone & Belding (1942)
born on 1-23-1897 in Grant Pass, Oregon
expired 9-16-1969 in Los Angeles, California   age 72   cause: cancer
lawyer & long time Postal Service operative  Frederick Christopher Belen   headed commitee that came up with the Zone Improvement Plan (ZIP Code) in 1963
born on 12-25-1913 in Lansing, Michigan
expired 10-13-1999 in Arlington, Virginia   age 85   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
AKS: sister Lucile E. Belen (b.12/28/1912 Lansing, MI d.6/2/2010 Lansing, MI) longtime Lansing City Council person
former L.A. Dodger pitcher & drunkard  Robert "Bo" Belinsky   accomplished pool hustler; threw no-hitter (5/2/1962); once engaged to Mamie Van Doren; married/divorced Jo Collins & Janie Weyerhaeuser
born on 12-7-1936 in New York, New York
expired 11-23-2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 64   cause: heart attack; bladder cancer
comedy writer  Gary Belkin   worked on the Sid Caesar Show, Get Smart, the Carol Burnett Show, Newhart & Sesame Street; earned an Emmy for the PBS sex education program V.D. Blues
born on 4-24-1926 in New York, New York
expired 7-28-2005 in West Hollywood, California   age 78   cause: emphysema
Mr. Watson come here, I need you! Scottish inventor  Alexander Graham Bell   inventor of the telephone (not, as some believe, Don Ameche); co-founder of the National Geographic Society
born on 3-3-1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 8-2-1922   age 75
former L.A.-area congressman (1961-76)  Alphonzo E. Bell   grandson of James George Bell; his father developed Westwood, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades & Bel-Air; widower of Marion McCargo Bell
born on 9-19-1914 in Los Angeles, California
expired 4-25-2004 in Santa Monica, California   age 89   cause: pneumonia
writer, gay activist  Arthur Irving Bell   a columnist for The Village Voice; author of Kings Don't Mean a Thing; conducted an interview for Playboy magazine
born on 11-6-1939 in New York, New York
expired 6-2-1984 in New York, New York   age 44   cause: complications from diabetes
former MacDonald's CEO  Charles H. "Charlie" Bell   started out flipping burgers at age 15; diagnosed with cancer just after taking the post
born on 11-7-1960 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
expired 1-17-2005 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 44   cause: colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005RAVN4.3%
   Scored 10.6000 solo points

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AKS: Bentson Bensen Benson Bensun
Great Lakes sailor  Thomas D. Bentsen   Oiler aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 23   cause: drowned when ship foundered
screenwriter  Leonardo Benvenuti   wrote screenplays for Once Upon A Time In America and Marriage, Italian Style
born on 9-8-1923 in Florence, Italy
expired 11-3-2000 in Rome, Italy   age 77   cause: complications after heart bypass surgery
pioneering biodynamicist  Theodore Hannes Benzinger   flight surgeon with the Luftwaffe during World War II; invented the ear thermometer; developed the Planck-Benzinger equation that "modified" the Second Law of Thermondynamics (entropy)
born on 4-13-1905 in Stuttgart, Germany
expired 10-26-1999 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 94
actor  John Beradino
born on 5-1-1917 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-19-1996   age 79
ousted French premier (1992-93)  Pierre Eugene Beregovoy
born on 12-23-1925 in Deville-les-Rouen, France
expired 5-1-1993   age 67
 Janice Marian Berenstain   co-creator of the Berenstain Bears
¤née: Grant 
born on 7-26-1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-24-2012 in Solebury Township, Pennsylvania   age 88   cause: stroke
graphic artist & kiddie book author  Stanley Melvin Berenstain   with wife Jan created the Berenstain Bears (1962)
born on 9-29-1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-26-2005 in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania   age 82   cause: lymphoma
small firearms manufacturer  Pietro Beretta   best remembered for his pistols
expired 5-2-1957 in Brescia, Italy   age 87
Mad Magazine artist  David "Dave" Berg   known for his Lighter Side of ... strips
¤aka: "Roger Kaputnik" 
born on 6-12-1920 in New York, New York
expired 5-16-2002 in Marina del Rey, California   age 81
actress  Gertrude Edelstein Berg   played Molly Goldberg on radio and tv
born on 10-3-1899 in New York, New York
expired 9-14-1966 in New York, New York   age 66
major league catcher  Morris "Moe" Berg   spoke 10 languages; later was an agent for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II
born on 5-3-1902
expired 5-29-1972 in Belleville, New Jersey   age 70
LPGA co-founder (1950)  Patricia Jane "Patty" Berg   was the organizations first president (1950-52)
born on 2-13-1918 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 9-10-2006 in Fort Myers, Florida   age 88   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
jazz saxophonist  Robert "Bob" Berg
born on 4-7-1951 in New York, New York
expired 12-5-2002 in Amagansett, New York   age 51   cause: car struck by cement truck during snow storm
AIDS victim  Kimberly Bergalis   victim of Dr. Acer's willful malpractice
¤aka: "Patient A" 
born on 1-9-1968 in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
expired 12-8-1991 in Fort Pierce, Florida   age 23   cause: AIDS
ventriloquist  Edgar John Bergen   father of Candice; first president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
¤born: Edgar John Bergren 
born on 2-16-1903 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-30-1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 75
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA

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

actress  Ingrid Bergman   mother of Isabella Rossellini
born on 8-29-1915 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
expired 8-29-1982   age 67   cause: cancer
voice actress  Mary Kay Bergman   did voice of Quasimodo's Mother in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) and Mrs. Cartman & Kenny's mom on South Park
¤aka: "Shannen Cassidy" 
born on 6-5-1961
expired 11-11-1999 in Venice, California   age 38   cause: suicide; shotgun blast to head (Mossberg 12 gauge)
"Don't Crush That Dwarf Hand me the Pliers" comedian  Peter Paul Bergman   with David Ossman, Phil Austin, and Phil Proctor founded the Firesign Theater troupe — they waited (in vain) for the electrician or somebody like him
¤onetime Mr. Maryedith Burrell 
born on 11-29-1939 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 3-9-2012 in Santa Monica, California   age 72   cause: complications from leukemia
1927 Nobel literature prize winner  Henri Bergson   a philosopher & member of the French Academy
born on 10-18-1859 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 1-4-1941 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 81   cause: complications from arthritis
biochemist Dr.  Sune Karl Bergström   shared the 1982 Nobel medicine prize for discoveries in the workings of prostaglandins & related substances
born on 1-10-1916 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
expired 8-15-2004 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden   age 88   cause: "a long illness"
AKS: Bergstrom
KGB head goon (1938-53)  Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria   Yezhov's successor; one sadistic M.F.; taken out and shot nine months after Stalin's death
born on 3-29-1899 in Georgia, Russia
expired 12-23-1953 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 54   cause: executed
AKS: Levrenti
addled offspring  Gergo Gegechkori   son of Beria; spend his last 45 years trying to exonerate his old man (talk about a futile exercise)
¤psuedonym: Sergo Gegechkori 
born on --1924
expired 10-13-2000 in Kiev, Ukraine   age 75   cause: heart attack
composer  Luciano Berio
born on 10-24-1925 in Oneglia, Liguria, Italy
expired 5-25-2003 in Rome, Italy   age 77
legendary movie choreographer & director  Busby Berkeley
¤born: William Berkeley Enos 
born on 11-29-1895 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-14-1976 in Palm Desert, California   age 80
screenwriter  Edward O. "Ted" Berkman   co-wrote the story & screenplay for Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
born on 1-9-1914 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 5-12-2006 in Goleta Valley, California   age 92   cause: cancer
comedian  Milton Berle
¤born: Mendel Berlinger
aka: "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" 
born on 7-12-1908 in New York, New York
expired 3-27-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 93   cause: colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, MS, SB23.1%
1980 DR, DW, EB, HA25.0%
2000 ANG, BOD, IVY, KLS57%
2001 ANG, BOD, KLS, ROTS50%
2002 ANG, BOD, CMH, DTM, JAC, JL, MORB, RAVN, RR, TMTX90.9%
   Scored 3.2049 points

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

actress  Zina Bethune
¤Mrs. Sean Feeley 
born on 2-17-1945 in New York, New York
expired 2-12-2012 in Los Angeles, California   age 66   cause: hit & run victim
children's psychoanalyst  Bruno Bettelheim
born on 8-28-1903 in Vienna, Austria
expired 3-13-1990   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

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

former ABC News anchor  William Charles "Bill" Beutel   hosted their morning show before it became Good Morning America
born on 12-12-1930 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 3-18-2006 in Pinehurst, North Carolina   age 75
disgraced Baptist minister  James Luther Bevel   had been an advisor to Martin Luther King Jr.; was Lyndon LaRouche's vice-presidential running mate in 1992 on the Wack-Job ticket; was convicted of molesting his daughter
born on 10-19-1936 in Itta Bena, Mississippi
expired 12-19-2008 in Springfield, Virginia   age 72   cause: pancreatic cancer
namer & co-founder of Hollywood (1887)  Daeida Hartell Wilcox Beveridge   married Philo Judson Beveridge (1894) following the death of her first husband (1891); cared for new husband's father until 1910
born on --1861 in Hicksville, Ohio
expired ??-??-1914 in Hollywood, California   age 53
Illinois governor (1873-77)  John Lourie Beveridge   father-in-law of Hollywood co-founder
born on 7-6-1824 in Greenwich, New York
expired 5-3-1910 in Hollywood, California   age 85
Cahholic cardinal  Anthony Bevilacqua   the former archbishop of Philadelphia
born on 6-17-1923 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-31-2012 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania   age 88
retired Brunswick Corp. shipping supervisor  Joseph Robert Beyrle   in World War II was a 101st Airborne Division parachutist; jumped into Normandy on D-Night (June 5, 1944) & was captured; sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland he escaped in January 1945 & fought with a Soviet Army tank unit until wounded in February; believed to be the only soldier to fight for both powers in the war
born on 8-25-1923 in Muskegon, Michigan
expired 12-12-2004 in Toccoa, Georgia   age 81   cause: congestive heart failure
novelist & film noir screenwriter  Albert Isaac "Buzz" Bezzerides   wrote Kiss Me Deadly, On Dangerous Ground & Thieves Highway; co-created The Big Valley tv western
born on 8-9-1908 in Samsun, Turkey
expired 1-1-2007 in Woodland Hills, California   age 98
spiritual leader  Yogi Bhajan
¤full name: Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji
born: Harbhajan Singh Puri 
born on 8-26-1929 in Gujrawala, India
expired 10-6-2004 in Española, New Mexico   age 75   cause: complications from heart failure
grieving widow  Begum Nusrat Bhutto   widow of Zulfikar; mother of Benazir
born on 9-21-1929 in Kurdistan, Iran
expired 10-23-2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates   age 82
   Contest Selectors
2009GOHI3.3%
2010DGW3.7%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AKS: Eugenie
to 1946 award winnerto 1944 award winner one-time Army fullback (1944-46)  Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard   won 1945 Sullivan Award & Heisman Trophy
¤nickname: "Mr. Inside" 
born on 12-11-1924 in Bishopville, South Carolina, United State of America
expired 4-19-2009 in Bulverde, Texas, United State of America   age 84   cause: pneumonia
actress  Mari Blanchard   played Allura in Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (1953); had title role (Kyra Zelas) in She Devil (1957)
born on 4-13-1927 in Long Beach, California
expired 5-10-1970 in Woodland Hills, California   age 43   cause: cancer
criminally-irresponsible clothing manufacturer  Max Blanck   co-owner of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company; on March 25, 1911 a fire in the factory killed over 140 women
born on --1870s in Russia
expired --   age
NFL Hall-of-Fame football player  George Frederick Blanda   was both a quarterback and placekicker
born on 9-12-1927 in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, United State of America
expired 9-27-2010   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1980HA6.3%

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

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

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

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

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

Amen!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AKS: Yelena
cover of the Ohio Player's album "Honey" featuring Ester Cordet OHIO Players frontman  LeRoy Roosevelt Bonner
¤nickname: Sugarfoot
born on 3-14-1943 in Hamilton, Ohio
expired 1-26-2013 in Trotwood, Ohio   age 69   cause: cancer
singer and California Rep.  Sonny Bono   went skiing, went splat, went home in a bag
¤full name: Salvatore Phillip Bono 
born on 2-16-1935 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 1-5-1998 in South Lake Tahoe, California   age 62   cause: high speed collision with tree while skiing
professional strongman & silent movie actor/stunt man  Joe Bonomo   starred in The Great Circus Mystery (1925); his voice doomed his acting career when talkies started
¤aka: "Landow the Strongman" 
born on 12-24-1901 in New York, New York
expired 3-28-1978 in Hollywood, California   age 76
confectioner  Victor A. Bonomo   created Bonomo's Turkish Taffy
born on 10-24-1898
expired 6-24-1999 in Bal Harbour, Florida   age 100
to 1935 award winnerto 1933 award winner track athlete  William Robert "Bill" Bonthron   won the 1934 Sullivan Award
born on 11-1-1912 in Detroit, Michigan, United State of America
expired 1-17-1983 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 70
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005CSI4.3%
2006CSI3.3%
2008CSI3.1%
2009CSI3.3%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

cartoonist  Larz E. Bourne   created Deputy Dawg
born on 2-8-1916
expired 3-14-1993   age 77
tv/movie production designer  Melvin B. Bourne   did production design on Howdie Doody & Kojak; movie design for Interiors (1978), Startdust Memories (1980), Zelig, The Natural (1984), Reversal of Fortune (1990) & Striptease (1996)
born on 11-22-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-14-2003   age 79
inventor  Robert Bliss Bourque   co-inventor of arcade fortune teller Zoltan, the Astrological Wizard (1965)
born on 8-14-1920 in Brockton, Massachusetts
expired 3-22-2003 in Duxbury, Massachusetts   age 82   cause: congestive heart failure
Clairol co-founder (1931)  Joan Bove   left company after divorcing Gelb (1940); widow of Emilio Bove
born on 10-24-1901
expired 7-21-2001 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 99
pharmacologist  Daniel Bovet   received the 1957 Nobel prize in physiology; created the first antihistamine — neoantergan
born on 3-23-1907 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
expired 4-8-1992 in Rome, Intaly   age 85   cause: cancer
actress  Clara Gordon Bow   the "It" girl of silent films
born on 8-25-1905 in New York, New York
expired 9-27-1965 in Los Angeles, California   age 60
former actress  Dorris Estelle Bowden   played Tom Joad's pregnant sister Rose of Sharon in The Grapes of Wrath (1940); widow of screenwriter Nunnally Johnson
born on 12-27-1914 in Coldwater, Mississippi
expired 8-9-2005 in Woodland Hills, California   age 90   cause: heart failure; strokes
AKS: Doris Dorrus Dorus Estell Estele Estel
book editor  Thomas Bowdler   published extremely expurgated editions of Shakespeare and Gibbons; his name became eponymous with excessive editing/omissions (bowdlerized)
born on 7-11-1754 in Ashley, England
expired 2-24-1825 in Rhyddings, England   age 70
REMF weasel Admiral  Harold Gardiner Bowen Jr.   recommended that Pueblo commander Bucher be court-martialed
born on 10-15-1912
expired 8-17-2000 in Alexandria, Virginia   age 87
actor  Roger Bowen   co-founder of Chicago's Second City Theater; played Col. Henry Blake in the movie M*A*S*H
born on 5-25-1932 in Attleboro, Massachusetts
expired 2-16-1996 in Marathon, Florida   age 63   cause: heart attack
Nike Shoes co-founder  William Jay "Bill" Bowerman Jr.   1972 U.S. Olympic Track coach; invented the modern track/court show
born on 2-19-1911 in Portland, Oregon
expired 12-24-1999 in Fossil, Oregon   age 88
white-trash KKK Imperial Wizard  Samuel Holloway "Sam" Bowers Jr.   did time for ordering the 1964 murders of voting rights workers Chaney, Michael Schwerner & Goodman; in 1988 was convicted of the 1966 firebombing murder of voting rights activist Vernon Dahmer; an unrepentant peckerwood to the end — currently in Hell occupying the leadoff slot in the daily colo-rectal pineapple insertion festival
born on 8-6-1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 11-5-2006 in Parchman, Mississippi   age 82   cause: cardio-pulmonary arrest
radio Amateur Hour host Major  Edward E. Bowes
born on 6-13-1874 in San Francisco, California
expired 6-13-1946 in Rumson, New Jersey   age 72
Sir  David Bowes-Lyon   brother of Queen Mother Elizabeth Windsor
expired 9-13-1961 in Birkhall, Scotland   age 59
jazz trumpeter  Lester Bowie   longtime member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago; once married to Fontella Bass
born on 10-11-1941 in Frederick, Maryland
expired 11-8-1999 in New York, New York   age 58   cause: liver cancer
newspaper columnist  Heloise Bowles   wrote Hints from Heloise
born on 5-4-1919
expired 12-28-1977 in San Antonio, Texas   age 58   cause: heart attack; pneumonia
popcorn specialist  Charles F. "Charlie" Bowman   was Orville Redenbacher's partner; together they developed America's favorite popcorn hybrid
born on 5-3-1919 in Lowell, Indiana, United State of America
expired 4-8-2009 in Holland, Michigan   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2006RR3.3%
2007RR3.2%
2009RR3.3%
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

former major league pitcher  Henry Ludwig "Hank" Bowory   the losing pitcher in the Chicago Cub's last World Series game
born on 5-12-1916 in Bloomfield, New Jersey
expired 8-23-2004 in Brick, New Jersey   age 88   cause: cancer
movie art director/production designer  John Allan Hyatt Box   won production design oscars for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Oliver! (1968) & Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
born on 1-27-1920 in London, England
expired 3-7-2005 in Leatherhead, Surrey, England   age 85
Titanic 4th officer  Joseph Groves Boxhall
born on 3-23-1884 in Hull, Yorkshire, England
expired 4-25-1967   age 83
songwriter  Tommy Boyce   partnered with Bobby Hart; wrote Last Train to Clarksville
¤born: Sydney Thomas Boyce 
born on 9-29-1939 in Charlottesville, Virginia
expired 11-23-1994 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 55   cause: suicide; gunshot to head; complications from 1993 cerebral aneurysm
AKS: Sidney
greedy land agent  Charles Cunningham Boycott   ostracized by community for the excessive rents he charged; his name became synonymous (and an eponym) for ostracism
born on 3-12-1832 in Norfolk, England
expired 7-19-1897 in Flixton, England   age 65
juvenile singer "Little"  Eva Narcissus Boyd   baby sitter for Carole King and Gerry Goffin; they wrote her a song & she had a 1962 hit with it: The Loco-Motion as Little Eva
born on 6-29-1943 in Bellhaven, North Carolina
expired 4-10-2003 in Kinston. North Carolina   age 59   cause: ovarian & cervical cancer
former boxing manager & cut man  Jerold H. Boyd   following decades of rejection letters had a series of fight stories published under the name "Rope Burns" (2000) — two of them were the basis of the script for Million Dollar Baby (2004)
¤pen name: "F. X. Toole
born on 7-30-1930
expired 9-2-2002 in Hermosa Beach, California   age 72   cause: complications following heart surgery
singer & child actor  Jimmy D. Boyd   had hit with I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (1952); played Howard Meechim on the Bachelor Father tv series; was briefly married to Bat Girl (1960-62)
born on 1-9-1939 in McComb, Mississippi
expired 3-7-2009 in Santa Monica, California   age 70   cause: cancer
auto racer  Johnny Boyd   raced in the Indianapolis 500 from 1955 to 1966
born on 8-19-1926 in Fresno, California
expired 10-26-2003 in Fresno, California   age 77
actor  Stephen Boyd   played Messala in Ben Hur (1959) & Grant in Fantastic Voyage (1966)
¤born: William Millar
[year-of-birth certification
born on 7-4-1931 in Belfast, Northern Ireland
expired 6-2-1977 in Los Angeles, California   age 45   cause: heart attack
film & tv actor  William Boyd   played Hopalong Cassidy
born on 6-5-1898 in Hendrysburg, Ohio
expired 9-12-1972 in South Laguna Beach, California   age 74   cause: congestive heart failure; complications from Parkinson's disease
suave French-born actor  Charles Boyer   played César Olivier in Fanny (1961); distraught over the death of his wife
born on 8-28-1897 in Figeac, France
expired 8-26-1978 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 81   cause: suicide; drug overdose
prolific character actor  Harry William Boyett   was one of the "uncredited crewmen" visiting the Forbidden Planet (1956)
born on 1-3-1927
expired 12-29-2004 in Studio City, California   age 77   cause: pneumonia; kidney failure
last of the ChiComm "Eight Imortals"  Bo Yibo   went along for the Long March; after Mao died he was part of the ruling elite that steered the country away from disasterous 5 year plans
born on --1908 in Shanxi Province, China
expired 1-15-2007 in Beijing, China   age 98
recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor World War II flying ace (28 "kills")  Gregory H. "Pappy" Boyington   commander of Squadron #214 (aka: Black Sheep) 1943-44; Navy Cross & Medal of Honor winner; wrote Baa Baa Black Sheep (1958)
¤raised as: Gregory Hallenbeck 
born on 12-4-1912 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
expired 1-11-1988 in Fresno, California   age 75   cause: cancer
writer  Kay Boyle
born on 2-19-1902 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 12-27-1992   age 90
actor  Peter Boyle Jr.   played the Monster in Young Frankenstein (1974) & cranky family patriarch Frank Barone on Everone Loves Raymond; "Holy Crap!"John Lennon was the best man at his wedding!
born on 10-18-1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-12-2006 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: multiple myeloma; heart disease
   Contest Selectors
2006GGG, HH, RIE10.0%
   Scored 6.0250 points

movie art director  Robert Francis Boyle
born on 10-10-1909 in Los Angeles, California
expired 8-2-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2009GOHI3.3%

retired Bell Labs researcher  Willard Sterling Boyle   co-inventor of the first continuosly operating laser (ruby crystal); shared the 2009 Nobel prize in physics as the co-inventor of the CCD (Charge Coupled Device) integrated circuit (1970)
born on 8-19-1924 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
expired 5-7-2011 in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada   age 86   cause: kidney failure
United Mine Workers thug/"president"  William Anthony "Tony" Boyle
born on 12-1-1901 in Bald Butte, Montana
expired 5-31-1985   age 83
banker  William J. Boyle Sr.   involved in creation of first bank-issued credit card (the Franklin Charge Account Plan) in 1951
born on 12-1-1911 in New York, New York
expired 4-30-2000 in Garden City, New Jersey   age 88
Anaheim City Parks superintendent (1921-50)  Rudolph Boysen   crossed a raspberry, Loganberry & blackberry to produce the Boysenberry (1923; named by Walter Knott)
born on --1895
expired 11-25-1950 in Anaheim, California   age 55
AKS: Rudolf
actor  Edward Vincent "Eddie" Bracken   played Wally (as in Wally's World) in National Lampoon's Vacation
born on 2-7-1915 in New York, New York
expired 11-14-2002 in New Jersey   age 87
Oscar-winning screen writer & producer  Charles Brackett
born on 11-26-1892 in Saratoga Springs, New York
expired 3-9-1969 in Los Angeles, California   age 76
screenwriter  Leigh Brackett   wrote screenplays forThe Big Sleep (1946), Rio Bravo (1959), Hatari (1962), El Dorado (1967) & Rio Lobo (1970); wrote first draft of screenplay for Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
born on 12-7-1915 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-18-1978   age 62   cause: cancer
boxer  James J. "Jimmy" Braddock   in 1935 won heavyweight title from Max Baer
born on 12-6-1905 in North Bergen, New Jersey
expired 11-29-1974 in North Bergen, New Jersey   age 68
civil rights activist  Anne Gambrell Braden   widow of Carl Braden; first recipient of the ACLU's Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty
¤née: McCarty 
born on 7-28-1924 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 3-6-2006 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 81   cause: pneumonia
former journalist  Carl Braden   one of the last two people jailed by Congress for contempt by refusing to kow-tow to the criminals of HUAC; did nine months
born on 6-24-1914 in Indiana
expired 2-18-1975 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 60   cause: heart attack
open marriage explorer  Joan R. Braden   had affairs with Nelson Rockefeller and Bobby Kennedy; husband Tom's book Eight is Enough was basis for tv series
¤born: Joan Ridley 
born on 9-25-1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 8-29-1999 in Alexandria, Virginia   age 76   cause: heart attack
 Thomas Wardell "Tom" Braden II   a former official with the CIA; was the author of Eight is Enough (1975); spent much of the 1980s yapping on CNN's Crossfire insult-fest
born on 2-22-1917 in Greene, Iowa
expired 4-3-2009 in Denver, Colorado   age 92   cause: cardiac arrest
 William Bradford   came to North America on the Mayflower; first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
born on 3-19-1589 in Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
expired 5-19-1657 in Plymouth Bay Colony, Massachusetts Colony   age 68
New Bern, North Carolina pharmacist  Caleb D. Bradham   in 1898 concocted a cola soft drink that was initially called "Brad's drink" ... he renamed it Pepsi-Cola (1902); lost the company in early 1920s after his speculation on the price of sugar backfired
born on 5-27-1867 in Chinquapin, North Carolina
expired 2-19-1934   age 66
Alabama death row inmate  Danny Joe Bradley
¤number 00Z438 
born on 9-7-1959
expired 2-12-2009 in Atmore, Alabama   age 49   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2009RAVN3.3%
   Scored 10.1000 solo points

60 Minutes correspondent (1981-2006)  Edward Rudolph Bradley Jr.
born on 6-22-1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-9-2006 in New York, New York   age 65   cause: pneumonia; chronic lymphocitic leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2005BOD4.3%
2006BOD3.3%
   Scored 8.5000 solo points

World War II soldier  John H. Bradley   on of the six marines who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi
born on 7-10-1923 in Antigo, Wisconsin
expired 1-11-1994 in Antigo, Wisconsin   age 70
oldest English geezer  Nellie Bradley
born on 9-12-1889 in Frizinghall, England
expired 3-11-2002 in Silsden, England   age 112
WWII General  Omar Nelson Bradley   last five-star general in military
born on 2-12-1893 in Clark, Missouri
expired 4-8-1981 in New York, New York   age 88   cause: cardiac arrest
   Contest Selectors
1980 DH, EB, GP, JW, RR31.3%

former Los Angeles mayor (1973-92)  Thomas J. "Tom" Bradley
born on 12-29-1917 in Calvert, Texas
expired 9-29-1998 in West Los Angeles, California   age 80   cause: heart attack
Detroit merchant  Louis Bradlin
¤aka: "Louis the Hatter" 
born on 4-23-1898
expired 2-16-1981 in Detroit, Michigan   age 82
Sir  Donald George Bradman   "greatest cricket player of all time"
born on 8-27-1908 in Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
expired 2-25-2001 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia   age 92   cause: pneumonia
cricketer Sir  Donald George Bradman   said to be the greatest batsman of the century
born on 8-27-1908 in Cootamundra, Australia
expired 2-25-2001 in Adelaide, Australia   age 92
physicist & oceanographer  Hugh Bradner   credited as the inventor of the neoprene wet suit (1951)
born on 11-5-1915 in Tonopah, Nevada
expired 5-5-2008 in San Diego, California   age 92   cause: pneumonia
 Booker T. Bradshaw Jr.   as an actor played Dr. M'Benga on original Star Trek series episodes A Private Little War & That Which Survives; was an executive at Motown Records, managing the Supremes
born on 5-21-1940
expired 4-1-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 62   cause: heart attack
Shuttle STS-78 astronaut Dr.  Charles Eldon Brady Jr.
born on 8-12-1951 in Pinehurst, North Carolina
expired 7-23-2006 in Orcas Island, Washington   age 54   cause: suicide; gunshot wound
author & Parade Magazine columnist  James Winston Brady
born on 11-15-1928 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-26-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 80
Roy Rogers tv sidekick  Pat Brady   drove jeep named Nelliebell
born on 12-31-1914 in Toledo, Ohio
expired 2-27-1972 in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado   age 57
actor  Scott Brady   brother of actors Lawrence Tierney and Ed Tracy
¤real name: Gerard Kenneth Tierney 
born on 9-13-1924 in New York, New York
expired 4-16-1985 in Los Angeles, California   age 60   cause: emphysema
jazz cornetist/trumpeter  Reuben "Ruby" Braff
born on 3-16-1927 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 2-9-2003 in North Chatham, Massachusetts   age 75   cause: lung disease
Nobel prize-winning physicist Sir  William Henry Bragg   shared the 1915 prize with son for work on X-rays crystalography
born on 7-2-1862 in Westwood, England
expired 3-10-1942 in London, England   age 79
Nobel prize-winning physicist Sir  William Lawrence Bragg   shared the 1915 prize with his father
born on 3-31-1890 in North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
expired 7-1-1971 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England   age 81
Hindu scholar  Mahanambrata Brahmachari   introduced a young Thomas Merton to the works of Saint Augustine
born on 12-25-1904 in India
expired 10-18-1999 in Calcutta, India   age 94
classical composer  Johannes Brahms
born on 5-7-1833 in Hamburg, Germany
expired 4-3-1897   age 63
musician  William Leslie Braid   bassist with the band "The Swinging Blue Jeans" (1958-2005)
born on 9-15-1937 in Liverpool, England
expired 7-31-2005 in Liverpool, England   age 67   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006LMLD

archaeologist  Linda Schreiber Braidwood   with husband discovered oldest farming village (SE Turkey; from circa 7000 B.C.)
born on 10-9-1909 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
expired 1-15-2003 in Chicago, Illinois   age 93
archaeologist  Robert John Braidwood   did field work in Iran, Iraq, Syria & Turkey; with wife discovered oldest farming village (SE Turkey; from circa 7000 B.C.)
born on 7-29-1907 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 1-15-2003 in Chicago, Illinois   age 95
 Louis Braille   developed eponymous writing system for the blind using raised dots
born on 1-4-1809 in Coupvray, France
expired 3-28-1852   age 43
pianist  Alexander Brailowsky
born on 2-16-1896 in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia
expired 4-25-1976 in New York, New York   age 80
British horn player  Dennis Brain
born on 5-17-1921 in London, England
expired 9-1-1957 in London, England   age 36   cause: auto accident
singer/songwriter  Delaney Bramlett   with the band Delaney and Bonnie and Friends; with Eric Clapton wrote "Let It Rain"; with Leon Russell wrote "Superstar"; also wrote "The Never Ending Song of Love"
born on 7-1-1939 in Pontotoc, Mississippi
expired 12-27-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 69   cause: complications following gall bladder surgery
 Peter Bramley   first art director of the National Lampoon magazine; did the "underground comix" "Cahoot Cheroot" and "Vinny Shinblind, the Invisible Sex Maniac"
born on 8-8-1944 in Newton, Massachusetts
expired 4-12-2005 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 60   cause: pneumonia
original Coppertone ad pinup art painter  Joyce Ballantyne Brand   in 1959 created the Coppertone Girl ad painting (the first model was her daughter)
born on 4-4-1918 in Norfolk, Nebraska
expired 5-15-2006 in Ocala, Florida   age 88   cause: complications following heart attack
NCAA president  Myles David Brand
born on 5-17-1942 in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United State of America
expired 9-16-2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 67   cause: pancreatic cancer
actor  Neville Brand
born on 8-13-1921 in Kewanee, Illinois
expired 4-16-1992   age 70
Supreme Court Justice  Louis Dembitz Brandeis   on court from 1916 to 1939
born on 11-13-1856 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 10-5-1941 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 84
Swiss inventor  Jacques E. Brandenberger   invented cellophane
expired 7-13-1954 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 81
Dutch resistance fighter  Jannie Brandes-Brilleslijper   Bergen-Belson inmate nurse who was one of the last people to see Anne Frank alive
born on 10-24-1916 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
expired 8-15-2003 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands   age 86   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
   Scored 6.4000 solo points

AKS: Janny Brillslijper Brilleslipper Brilleslyper Brillslipper
tenn actor  Jonathan Gregory Brandis   played Lucas Wolenczek on Seaquest: DSV (1993-96)
born on 4-13-1976 in Danbury, Connecticut
expired 11-12-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 27   cause: suicide; hanged
 Cheyenne Brando
born on 2-20-1970 in Tahiti
expired 4-16-1995   age 25
drunken lout  Christian Brando   did five years for the murder of Dag Drollet; had been a lover of Bonnie Lee Bakley — he thought her kid was his (until a DNA test proved it was Robert Blake's)
born on 5-11-1958 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-26-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: pneumonia
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in January 1979 method actor, massive tub of lard and life model for Jabba the Hut  Marlon Brando Jr.   played Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata! (1956) & Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather
¤aka: The Lord of the Ring-Dings 
born on 4-3-1924 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 7-1-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 80   cause: respiratory failure; pulmonary fibrosis
   Contest Selectors
1979DW, JH, MM23.1%
1980JH,HP12.5%
2000KLS14%
2001DTM, KLS25%
2002CMH, DTM, TMTX27.3%
2003GHG, JEDS, KLS, KOHD, TAP, TMTX33.3%
2004ABRA, ADWC, DTM, GHG, KLS, RIE, TAP38.9%
   Scored 4.5391 points
2005RIE

character actor  X Brands   played Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah on Yancy Derringer tv western (1958-9)
¤full name: Jay X. Brands 
born on 7-24-1927 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 5-15-2000 in Northridge, California   age 72   cause: cancer
former West Berlin mayor (1957-66) & West German Chancellor (1969-74)  Willy Brandt   winner of the 1971 Nobel Peace prize
¤born: Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm 
born on 12-18-1913 in Lübeck, Germany
expired 10-8-1992 in Unkel, Germany   age 78   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH, MM, RR, YJ30.8%
1980 VA6.3%

singer  Laura Ann Branigan   had 1982 hit with "Gloria"
born on 7-3-1957 in Brewster, New York
expired 8-26-2004 in East Quoque, New York   age 47   cause: brain aneurysm
former Indiana governor (1965-69)  Roger D. Branigin
born on 7-26-1902 in Franklin, Indiana
expired 11-19-1975 in Lafayette, Indiana   age 73
actor  Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum   played Mr. Greenjeans on Captain Kangaroo
born on 1-5-1910 in Sandwich, Illinois
expired 4-19-1987 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania   age 77
socialist Swedish prime minister  Karl Hjalmar Branting   shared the 1921 Nobel peace prize
born on 11-23-1860 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
expired 2-24-1925 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden   age 64
to next Pope: Pius VIIto previous Pope: Clement XIV Catholic Church leader (1775-1799)  Giovanni Angelico Braschi   elected 251st Pope of the Roman Catholic Church February 15, 1775; Napoleon had him kidnapped in 1798
¤Pope Pius VI 
born on 12-27-1717 in Cesena, Pontifical States, Italy
expired 8-29-1799 in Valence, France   age 81
 Keefe Brasselle
¤real name: John J. Brasselli 
born on 2-7-1923 in Loraine, Ohio
expired 7-7-1981   age 58
 Walter Houser Brattain   shared the 1956 Nobel physics prize for the discovery of the transistor effect
born on 2-10-1902 in Amoy, China
expired 10-13-1987 in Seattle, Washington   age 85
(potentially the) last Spanish American War widow  Edith Dorothy Brauchle   widow of Karl Brauchle (d.1952)
expired 4-16-2007 in Temple, Texas   age 97
Hitler mistress & last-minute "wife"  Eva Braun   died in the bunker with der Führer
¤aka: Mrs. Hitler 
born on 2-6-1912 in Simbach am Inn, Germany
expired 4-30-1945 in Berlin, Germany   age 33   cause: suicide; cyanide capsule
 Franziska Braun   Hitler's mother-in-law
expired 1-13-1976 in Ruhpolding, Germany   age 90
physicist  Karl Ferdinand Braun   shared the 1909 Nobel prize in physics for his contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy
born on 6-6-1850 in Fulda, German
expired 4-20-1918 in Brooklyn, New York, New York   age 67
retired Detroit Free Press editor (1948-78)  Lilian Jackson Braun   now known as mystery writer of "The Cat Who ..." series
¤Mrs. Earl A. Bettinger 
born on 6-20-1913 in Willimansette, Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
expired 6-4-2011 in Landrum, South Carolina   age 97   cause: cancer
AKS: Lillian
Comintern military advisor to Chinese Communists (1933-39)  Otto Braun   helped plan the Long March from Kiangsi Province to Yenan Province (1934-35)
¤pseudonyms: Li Teh & Hua Fu 
expired 8-15-1974 in Berlin, Germany   age 73
former Iron Butterfly guitarist (1967-69)  Eric K. Braunn   played noted riff in In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
born on 8-11-1950 in Pekin, Illinois
expired 7-25-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 52   cause: cardiac arrest
 John Randolph Bray   inventor of the "cell" animation process used to make cartoons; made first commercially released cartoon in U.S. (1910); made the Col. Heeza Liar series; started careers of Max Fleischer, Paul Terry & Walter Lantz
born on 8-25-1879
expired 10-10-1978 in Bridgeport, Connecticut   age 99
Roswell, New Mexico-area rancher  William Ware "Mack" Brazel Sr.   in July 1947 found metal wreckage strewn across an area of his spread: some claim it was UFO wreckage; others claim it was weather balloon wreckage; the truth may be out there, but its buried under piles of B.S.
born on --1899
expired 10-1-1963 in Tularosa, New Mexico   age 64   cause: heart attack
actor  Rosano Brazzi
born on 9-18-1916 in Bologna, Italy
expired 12-24-1994   age 78
former Kentucky governor  Edward Thompson Breathitt Jr.
born on 11-26-1924 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
expired 10-14-2003 in Lexington, Kentucky   age 78
movie/tv screenwriter  Irving S. Brecher   wrote for Milton Berle & penned two screenplays for the Marx brothers (At The Circus - 1939 & Go West - 1940), Meet Me In St. Louis (1944; with Fred Finklehoffe) & Bye Bye Birdie (1963); was the creator of the Life of Riley radio & tv show; created & co-produced The People's Choice (1955-58), a Jackie Cooper sitcom with a "talking dog" (Cleo); directed Sail Crooked Ship (1961; Ernie Kovac's last film)
born on 1-17-1914 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 11-17-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 94
German playwright  Bertold Eugen Friedrich Brecht
born on 2-10-1898 in Augsburg, Germany
expired 8-14-1956 in Berlin, Germany   age 58
shampoo heiress  Gertrude O'Brien Breck   one of the first Breck Girls
born on 7-3-1906
expired 9-25-1995   age 89
actor  Joseph Peter Breck   played Nick Barkley on The Big Valley tv western (1965-69)
born on 3-13-1929 in Haverhill, Massachusetts
expired 2-6-2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   age 82   cause: complications from dementia
jazz saxophonist  Michael Brecker
born on 3-29-1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-13-2007 in New York, New York   age 57   cause: myelodysplastic syndrome
   Contest Selectors
2006RAVN3.3%
2007AUDC, DTM6.5%
   Scored 8.0500 points

Buchanan vice president (1857-61)  John Cabell Breckinridge
born on 1-21-1821 in Lexington, Kentucky
expired 5-17-1875 in Lexington, Kentucky   age 54
Bunny as `The Ruler'  John Cabell "Bunny" Breckinridge Jr.   played The Ruler in Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958); great grandson of Buchanan's vice president
born on 8-6-1903 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 11-5-1996 in Monterey, California   age 93   cause: heart failure
air bag technologist & manufacturer  Allen Kent Breed   invented the first air bag sensor (1968)
born on 7-27-1927 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-13-1999 in Lakeland, Florida   age 72   cause: heart attack; lung cancer
MPAA Production Code censor (1930s-1954)  Joseph Ignatius Breen   enforced the Hays Code
born on 10-14-1888 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-5-1965 in Hollywood, California   age 77
character actor  Edmund Breese
born on 6-18-1871 in New York, New York
expired 4-6-1936   age 64
cartoonist  Dave Breger   originated the term "G.I. Joe"
born on 4-15-1908 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-16-1970 in Nyack, New York   age 61
political lightning rod  Andrew Breitbart
born on 2-1-1969 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-1-2012 in Los Angeles, California   age 43   cause: heart attack
singer and composer  Jacques Brel   no longer alive or well or living in Paris
born on 4-8-1929 in Brussels, Belgium
expired 10-9-1978 in Bobigny, France   age 49   cause: lung embolism; lung cancer
lawyer  Jessie Josiah Breland   was lead defense council for Milam & Bryant in their trial for the murder of Emmett Till
born on 12-24-1888 in Wiggins, Mississippi
expired 3-??-1969 in Sumner, Mississippi   age 80
AKS: JJ J J J.J. Jesse Josiah
French geezer  Marie Marthe Augustine Bremont
¤born: Marie Marthe Augustine Mesange 
born on 4-25-1886 in Noellet, France
expired 6-6-2001 in Cande, France   age 115
   Contest Selectors
2000 KLS14%
2001 KLS12½%
   Scored 3.5000 solo points

Nixon/Ford Labor Secretary (1973-75)  Peter Joseph Brennan   president of the New York-area Building and Trades Union (1957-92)
born on 5-24-1918 in New York, New York
expired 10-2-1996 in Massapequa, New York   age 78   cause: lymphatic cancer
actor  Walter Andrew Brennan   played Grandpa McCoy on The Real McCoys tv series; won 3 Best Supporting Actor oscars for: Come and Get It (1936), Kentucky (1938) & The Westerner (1940; playing Judge Roy Bean)
born on 7-25-1894 in Swampscott, Massachusetts
expired 9-21-1974 in Oxnard, California   age 80   cause: emphysema
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS

retired Supreme Court Justice  William Joseph Brennan Jr.
born on 4-25-1906 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 7-24-1997 in Arlington, Virginia   age 91
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD, DH, JH18.8%

Victor David Brenner's `wheat cent' design sculptor  Victor David Brenner   designed the obverse & reverse of the 1909 Lincoln penny (aka: "Wheat Cent"; reverse replaced by Lincoln Memorial in 1959)
born on 6-12-1871 in Siauliai, Lithuania
expired 4-5-1924 in New York, New York   age 52
actor  George Brent
born on 3-15-1904 in Ireland
expired 5-26-1979 in Solano Beach, California   age 75   cause: "natural causes"
Black Panther airliner hijacker  William Lee Brent   had been stuck in Cuba since the June 1969 hijacking of TWA flight 154
born on 11-10-1930 in Franklin, Pennsylvania
expired 11-4-2006 in Havana, Cuba   age 75   cause: bronchial pneumonia
author  Howard Breslin   wrote Bad Day at Hondo (basis for Bad Day at Black Rock)
¤pseudonym: Michael Niall 
expired 5-30-1964 in New York, New York   age 51
French film director  Robert Bresson   made Diary of a Country Priest (1950)
born on 9-25-1901 in Bromont-Lamothe, France
expired 12-18-1999 in Droué-sur-Drouette, France   age 98
baseball pitcher  Kenneth Alven Brett   youngest pitcher to every hurl in a World Series game; a brother of George Brett
born on 9-18-1948 in New York, New York
expired 11-18-2003 in Spokane, Washington   age 55   cause: brain cancer
Bauhaus-school architect  Marcel Lajos Breuer   designed the UNESCO headquarters building
born on 5-21-1902 in Pecs, Austria-Hungary
expired 7-1-1981 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: heart condition
super-geezer  Walter Breuning   had been the oldest man in the world
born on 9-21-1896 in Melrose, Minnesota, United State of America
expired 4-14-2011 in Great Falls, Montana   age 114
   Contest Selectors
2009DFFC3.3%
2010DFFC, KLS, WEP11.1%

professional golfer  Gay Robert Brewer Jr.   won the 1967 Masters Golf Tournament
born on 3-19-1932 in Middleton, Ohio
expired 8-31-2007 in Lexington, Kentucky   age 75   cause: lung cancer
Utah poet laureate  Kenneth Wayne Brewer
born on 11-28-1941 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 3-15-2006 in Providence, Utah   age 64   cause: pancreatic cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006TBC3.3%
   Scored 8.6000 solo points

singer  Teresa Brewer   widow of Bob Thiele; performed on Your Hit Parade; had hit with "Music, Music, Music"; later in life switch to jazz
¤born: Theresa Breuer 
born on 5-7-1931 in Toledo, Ohio
expired 10-17-2007 in New Rochelle, New York   age 76   cause: progressive supranuclear palsy
actress  Diane Brewster   played teacher Miss Canfield on Leave It To Beaver (1957-58) and Richard Kimball's murdered wife Helen on The Fugitive (1961)
born on 3-11-1931 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 11-12-1991 in Studio City, California   age 60   cause: heart failure
former Yale president  Kingman Brewster Jr.
born on 6-17-1919 in Longmeadow, Massachusetts
expired 11-8-1988   age 69
Leonid's Communist trash daughter  Galina Brezhnev
expired 6-30-1998 in Moscow, Russia   age 69
Leonid, decked out in all of his REMF medals Soviet Premier  Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev   supported North Vietnam during the Vietnam War
born on 12-19-1906 in Kamerskoye, Russia
expired 11-10-1982   age 75
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, DW, HA, HFS, HP, JH, JW, MM, MS, RR, YJ84.6%
1980 BB, BD, DH, DO, DW, EB, EK, GP, HP, JH, JW, MM, RR, VA87.5%

Leonid's widow  Viktoria Brezhnev
expired 7-5-1995   age 83
British composer  Havergal Brian
expired 11-28-1972 in Shoreham, England   age 96
movie actress  Mary Brian   appeared in 82 films from 1924 to 1947
¤born: Louise Byrdie Dantzler 
born on 2-17-1906 in Corsicana, Texas
expired 12-30-2002 in Del Mar, California   age 96
11-time French prime minister  Aristide Briand   part originator of the Locarno Pact & the Briand-Kellogg Pact; shared the 1926 Nobel peace prize
born on 3-28-1862 in Nantes, Brittany, France
expired 3-7-1932 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 69
actress, comedienne  Fanny Brice   created Baby Snooks radio character; wife of Billy Rose
¤real name: Fanny Borach 
born on 10-29-1891 in New York, New York
expired 5-29-1951 in Hollywood, California   age 59   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
author  Paul Brickhill   wrote The Great Escape (1949) & The Dam Busters
born on 12-20-1916 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
expired 4-23-1991 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 74
Titanic 2nd Marconi operator  Harold Sydney Bride   made it into lifeboat No.12 after sinking
born on 1-11-1890 in Hull, Yorkshire, England
expired 4-29-1956 in Provan Hall, Stepps, Scotland   age 66   cause: lung cancer
longshoreman unionist  Alfred Bryant Renton "Harry" Bridges
born on 7-28-1901 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
expired 3-30-1990   age 88
 Dorothy Louise Bridges   widow of Lloyd & mother of Jeff and Beau
¤née: Simpson 
born on 9-19-1915 in Worcester, Massachusetts
expired 2-16-2009 in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California   age 93
   Contest Selectors
2007DGW, GOHI6.5%
2009NFG3.3%
   Scored 5.7000 solo points

to January 1995 Playmate of Monthto November 1994 Playmate of Month Playboy December 1994 Playmate of Month  Elisa Rebeca Bridges   L.A. County Coroner autopsy Case Number 2002-01119 (acute intoxication from heroin, methamphetamine, Meperidine & Alprazolan)
born on 5-24-1973 in Miami, Florida
expired 2-7-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 28   cause: drug overdose
AKS: Rebecca
movie/tv writer/director  James Bridges   was the "life partner" of Jack Larson; co-wrote screenplay for Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970); co-wrote/directed The Paper Chase (1973); wrote/directed Urban Cowboy (1980) & Perfect (1985)
born on 2-3-1936 in Paris, Arkansas
expired 6-6-1993 in Los Angeles, California   age 57   cause: cancer
actor  Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr.   played scuba diver Mike Nelson on Sea Hunt tv series (1958-61); father of Beau and Jeff Bridges
born on 1-13-1913 in San Leandro, California
expired 3-10-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 85
   Contest Selectors
1980 HP6.3%

high pressure physicist  Percy Williams Bridgman   won the 1946 Nobel physics prize
born on 4-21-1882 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
expired 8-20-1961 in Randolph, New Hampshire   age 79   cause: suicide; metastatic cancer
World War II British naval  Albert Edward Pryke "Ted" Briggs   only living battleship H.M.S. Hood survivor (sunk 5-24-1941 by German battleship Bismark)
born on 3-1-1923 in Redcar, Yorkshire, England
expired 10-4-2008 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England   age 85
   Contest Selectors
2005CSI4.3%
2008CSI3.1%
   Scored 6.5000 solo points

former Detroit Tigers owner  Walter O. "Spike" Briggs II   brother-in-law of Senator Philip Hart
expired 7-3-1970 in Detroit, Michigan   age 58
evangelist  William Rohl Bright   co-founded Campus Crusade for Christ (1951)
born on 10-19-1921 in Coweta, Oklahoma
expired 7-19-2003 in Orlando, Florida   age 81   cause: complications from pulmonary fibrosis
jazz musician  Nicholas F. "Nick" Brignola I   played the baritone saxophone
born on 7-17-1936 in Troy, New York
expired 2-8-2002 in Albany, New York   age 65   cause: cancer
agent/manager/producer/studio head  Bernard J. "Bernie" Brillstein   co-founded Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (1991); produced/executive produced The Larry Sanders Show, The Sopranos, Hee Haw & Alf as well as the Ghostbusters movies
born on 4-26-1931 in New York, New York
expired 8-7-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 77   cause: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
former Union Oil COmpany executive  Clause S. Brinegar   appointed by Nixon as the third Secretary of Transportation (72-74); we was a BIG supporter of the nationwide 55mph speed limit
born on 12-16-1926 in Rockport, California
expired 3-13-2009 in Palo Alto, California   age 82
western actor  Paul Brinegar   played chuck wagon cook Wishbone on Rawhide
born on 12-19-1917 in Tucumcari, New Mexico
expired 3-27-1995 in Los Angeles, California   age 77   cause: emphysema
Bill's famous headline former New York Daily News editor (1970-81)  William Joseph Brink Jr.   author of famous October 30, 1975 newspaper headline when the president refused a financial bail-out for New York City — FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD
born on 2-29-1916 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 7-1-2005 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 89
purveyor of foods  Norman Eugene Brinker   inventor of the salad bar (1960s); founded a number of restaurant chains: Steak & Ale (1966; now defunct); Bennigans (the original fern bar; 1982); Chilis; for a while was chairman & CEO of Burger King; first wife was tennis pro Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly; his thir wife (Nancy Goodman Brinker) founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation following the death of her sister
born on 6-3-1931 in Denver, Colorado
expired 6-9-2009 in Colorado Springs, Colorado   age 78   cause: aspiration pneumonia; throat cancer
retired ABC news man  David McClure Brinkley   used to co-anchor NBC's nightly newscast
born on 7-10-1920 in Wilmington, North Carolina
expired 6-11-2003 in Houston, Texas   age 82   cause: complications from fall
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG, BOD, IVY, RR, TEX71%
2001ANG, BOD, RR, TEX50%
2002ANG, BOD, CMH, TMTX36.4%
2003ANG, MJ, OGGI, TMTX22.2%
   Scored 4.6125 points

AKS: Brinckley Brinkly
former Motown songwriter/singer/producer  Johnny Bristol Sr.   once married to Berry Gordie's niece
born on 2-3-1939 in Morgantown, North Carolina
expired 3-21-2004 in Brighton Township, Livingston County, Michigan   age 65
composer  Edward Benjamin Britten
born on 11-22-1913 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
expired 12-4-1976 in Aldeburgh, England   age 63   cause: heart failure
actress  Barbara Britton
¤real name: Barbara Brantingham 
born on 9-26-1919 in Long Beach, California
expired 1-17-1980 in New York, New York   age 60   cause: cancer
actress  Pamela Britton   played Tim's landlady Mrs. Lorelei Brown on My Favorite Martian tv series
born on 3-19-1923 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 6-18-1974 in Arlington Heights, Illinois   age 51   cause: brain cancer
1930s & 40s burlesque stripper  Sherry Britton   retired her pasties when LaGuardia shut down the burlesque houses
¤born: Edith Zack
Mrs. Robert Gross (1971-90) 
born on 7-28-1918 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
expired 4-1-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 89
007 movie producer  Albert Romolo Broccoli   grandson of the man who first created the hybrid midget "vegetable"
¤nickname: "Cubby" 
born on 4-5-1909 in New York, New York
expired 6-27-1996   age 87
Danjaq owner  Dana Broccoli   widow of Cubby Broccoli; mother of Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson; owned rights to produce the 007 films; was the person who selected Sean Connery as the first screen Bond
¤née: Natol 
born on 1-3-1922 in New York, New York
expired 2-29-2004 in Beverly Hills, California   age 82   cause: cancer
last surviving member of Sweetwater Triplets  Hope Cardwell Brock   name suggested by Frances (Mrs. Grover) Cleveland; sister of Faith and Charity
born on 5-18-1899 in Waco, Texas
expired 1-15-1997 in Sweetwater, Texas   age 97
R&B singer/instrumentalist  Mary Christine Brockert
¤aka: "Teena Marie" & "Lady T" 
born on 3-5-1956 in Santa Monica, California
expired 12-26-2010 in Pasadena, California   age 54   cause: found dead in bed
physicist  Bertram Neville Brockhouse   1994 Nobel physics co-laureate; developer of neutron spectroscopy
born on 7-15-1918 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
expired 10-13-2003 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada   age 85
portly character actor  Roy Brocksmith   played Poultney Dab in The Road to Wellville (1994) & Master Zakdorn strategist Sima Kolrami on Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Peak Performance (1989)
born on 9-15-1945 in Quincy, Illinois
expired 12-16-2001   age 56   cause: complications from diabetes
Washington Post columnist  David Salzer Broder   winner of the Pulitzer Prize
born on 9-11-1929 in Chicago Heights, Illinois
expired 3-9-2011 in Arlington, Virginia   age 81   cause: complications from diabetes
actress  Helen Broderick   mother of actor Broderick Crawford
born on 8-11-1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 9-25-1959 in Beverly Hills, California   age 68
actor  James Broderick   father of Matthew
born on 3-7-1927 in Charlestown, New Hampshire
expired 9-27-1982   age 55
New Yorker writer & novelist  Harold Brodkey
¤real name: Aaron Roy Weintraub 
born on 10-25-1930 in Alton, Illinois
expired 1-26-1996 in New York, New York   age 65   cause: AIDS
tv producer  Herbert Brodkin   producer of tv drama The Defenders
born on 11-9-1912 in New York, New York
expired 10-29-1990 in New York, New York   age 77
1987 Nobel Prize-winning poet  Joseph Aleksandrovich Brodsky
¤born: Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky 
born on 5-24-1940 in Leningrad, Russia, USSR
expired 1-28-1996 in New York, New York   age 55   cause: heart attack
troubled "rich kid"  Michael James Brody Jr.   in and out of mental institutions; inherited $1,000,000 (1969; grandpa made Good Luck margarine); promised to give it all away
born on 10--1948
expired 1-26-1973 in Ashoken, New York   age 24   cause: suicide; hunting rifle wound to head
animal handler  Jane A. Brolin   ex-wife of James
born on 10-19-1939
expired 2-13-1995   age 55
1950s tv star  John Bromfield   played lead role on Sheriff of Cochise & U.S. Marshall tv series; also appeared in the Revenge of the Creature; once married to Corinne Calvet
¤born: Farron Bromfield 
born on 6-11-1922 in South Bend, Indiana
expired 9-18-2005 in Palm Desert, CAlifornia   age 83   cause: kidney failure
Cornell University professor  Urie Bronfenbrenner   helped start he national Head Start program (1965); also involved in creative the academic discipline "Human Ecology" (1979)
born on 4-29-1917 in Moscow, Russia
expired 9-25-2005 in Ithaca, New York   age 88   cause: complications from diabetes
Distillers Corp. founder  Samuel Bronfman   bought Seagrams & Sons in 1928
born on 3-4-1891 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
expired 7-10-1971 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 80
 Wallace "Wally" Bronner   founder of a year-round Christmas bric-a-brac store
born on 3-9-1927 in Frankenmuth, Michigan
expired 4-2-2008 in Frankenmuth, Michigan   age 80   cause: cancer
pixie-ish movie actress  Betty Bronson   chosen by Sir James Barrie to play Peter Pan in 1924 film version
expired 10-19-1971 in Pasadena, California   age 64
actor  Charles Bronson   widower of Jill Ireland
¤born: Charles Buchinsky 
born on 11-3-1921 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania
expired 8-30-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
2002TMTX9.1%
2003JEDS, TMTX11.1%
   Scored 5.6500 points

Playboy photographer  Donald Bronstein   died while on a photo shoot for the magazine
born on 9-14-1926 in Illinois
expired 4-14-1968 in Acapulco, Mexico   age 41
El Cid film producer  Samuel Bronston
born on 3-26-1908 in Bessarabia, Russia
expired 1-12-1994 in Sacramento, California   age 85   cause: pneumonia
 Anne Bronte   sister of Charlotte & Emily
born on 1-17-1820 in Thornton, Yorkshire, England
expired 5-28-1849 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England   age 29
author  Charlotte Bronte   wrote Jane Eyre; sister of Emily & Anne
born on 4-21-1816 in Thornton, Yorkshire, England
expired 3-31-1855 in Haworth, Yorkshire, England   age 38
author  Emily Jane Bronte   wrote Wuthering Heights; sister of Charlotte & Anne
born on 7-30-1818 in Thornton, Yorkshire, England
expired 12-19-1848 in Haworth, Yorkshire, England   age 30
actress  Hillary Brooke   appeared in The Road to Utopia (1945), Invaders From Mars (1953) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956); played Roberta Townsend on the My Little Margie tv series (1952-54)
¤real name: Beatrice Peterson 
born on 9-8-1914 in New York, New York
expired 5-25-1999 in Fallbrook, California   age 84
jazz valve trombonist  Robert Edward "Bob" Brookmeyer
born on 12-19-1929 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 12-15-2011 in New London, New Hampshire   age 81
"drunk" comedian  Foster Brooks   while working at a Buffalo, N.Y. radio station in the 1950s joined Robert Schmidt as a singer in the Hi-Hatters country & western band
born on 5-11-1912 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 12-20-2001 in Encino, California   age 89   cause: "heart trouble"
actress  Geraldine Brooks   wife of Budd Schulberg
¤born: Geraldine Stroock 
born on 10-29-1925 in New York, New York
expired 6-19-1977 in Riverhead, New York   age 52   cause: cancer
"Queen of Boogie" pianist  Hadda L. Brooks
¤born: Hadda Hapgood 
born on 10-29-1916 in Los Angeles, California
expired 11-21-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: complications following open-heart surgery
former U.S. Olympic hockey team coach  Herbert P. Brooks   coached 1980 team that won the gold medal at the Lake Placid games
born on 8-5-1937 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 8-11-2003 in Forest Lake, Minnesota   age 66   cause: injuries sustained in car crash
 Mary Elizabeth Thomas Pearey Brooks   director of the U.S. Mint (1969-77)
born on 11-1-1907 in Colby, Kansas
expired 2-11-2002 in Twin Falls, Idaho   age 94   cause: congestive heart failure
silent screen actress  Mary Louise Brooks   starred as Lulu in Die Büchse der Pandora ("Pandora's Box"; 1929); was purported to have been Bill Paley's mistress; died penniless & forgotten
born on 11-14-1906 in Cherryvale, Kansas
expired 8-8-1985 in Rochester, New York   age 78   cause: heart attack; emphysema
former character actor  Rand Brooks   played Melanie Wilkes' doomed brother Charles Hamilton & Scarlett O'Hara's first husband, in Gone With the Wind (1939); also played Jean D'Arc, Joan's brother in Joan of Arc, Lucky Jenkins, Hopalong Cassidy's movie sidekick & Cpl. Randy Boone on the Rin Tin Tin tv series (1954-59); retired from acting and started his own private EMS service in the L.A. area
born on 9-21-1918 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-1-2003 in Santa Ynez, California   age 84
director/screenwriter  Richard Brooks   directed Elmer Gantry (1960)
born on 5-18-1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 3-11-1992 in Beverly Hills, California   age 79   cause: congestive heart failure
Hooters chairman  Robert Howell "Bob" Brooks   first restaurant opened in Clearwater, Florida in 1983
born on 2-6-1937 in Loris, South Carolina
expired 7-16-2006 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina   age 69

jockey  Steve Brooks   won 1949 Kentucky Derby aboard Ponder
born on 8-12-1922 in McCook, Nebraska
expired 9-23-1979 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 57   cause: following surgery for torn esophagus
former CBS sports commentator  Heywood Hale Broun   son of noted New York City newspaper columnist
born on 3-10-1918 in New York, New York
expired 9-5-2001 in Kingston, New York   age 83   cause: pneumonia
newspaper writer (1908-39)  Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun   member of the Algonquin Round Table
born on 12-7-1888 in New York, New York
expired 12-18-1939 in New York, New York   age 51
Texas death row inmate  Windell Broussard
¤number: 999064 
born on 3-5-1960
expired 1-30-2002 in Huntsville, Texas   age 41   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2002 BOD, DTM, RR, TMTX36.4%
   Scored 8.7125 points

former General Secretary of U.S. COmmunist Party (1930-46)  Earl Russell Browder   expelled from party in 1946
born on 5-20-1891 in Wichita, Kansas
expired 6-27-1973 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 82
 Adrienne Lois Brown   ex-wife of singer James
expired 1-6-1996   age 47
soprano  Anne Wiggins Brown   was the original Bess in Porgy and Bess (1935); became a Norwegian citizen in 1948
¤ex-Mrs. Thorleif Schjelderup 
born on 8-9-1912 in Baltimore, Maryland, United State of America
expired 3-13-2009 in Oslo, Norway   age 96
   Contest Selectors
2005RR4.3%

former Michigan state senator (1957-88)  Basil W. Brown
born on 3-20-1927 in Vandalia, Michigan
expired 10-28-1997   age 70
   Contest Selectors
1980 DH, EK, MM18.8%

political matriarch  Bernice Layne Brown   widow of Pat; mother of Jerry
born on 11-19-1908 in San Francisco, California
expired 5-9-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 93
blues pianist & singer  Charles Brown   big hit: Merry Christmas Baby; was with Johnny Moore and the Blue Blazers
born on 9-13-1922
expired 1-21-1999 in Oakland, California   age 76   cause: congestive heart failure
former AT&T chairman  Charles Lee Brown   presided over the Bell System breakup (1984)
born on 8-23-1921 in Richmond, Virginia
expired 11-12-2003 in Richmond, Virginia   age 82
crippled author  Christy Brown   despite cerebral palsy was able to type with the little toe of his left foot; author of My Left Foot (1954)
born on 6-5-1932 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 9-6-1981 in Parbrook, Somerset England   age 49   cause: choked to death during dinner
blues singer  Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   recipient of a 1982 Grammy award
born on 4-18-1924 in Vinton, Louisiana
expired 9-10-2005 in Orange, Texas   age 81   cause: lung cancer; emphysema; heart disease
author  Claude Brown   wrote Manchild in the Promised Land (1965) & The Children of Ham (1976)
born on 2-23-1937 in New York, New York
expired 2-2-2002 in New York, New York   age 64   cause: lung condition
 Corey L. Brown   center of Massachusetts right-to-die court case
born on 1-20-1981
expired 12-7-1995   age 14
 Daniel T. Brown   former California State - Fresno football defensive coordinator
born on 6-28-1958 in Orange, California
expired 3-13-2009 in Fresno, California   age 50   cause: brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
2008RAVN3.1%
2009RAVN3.3%
   Scored 10.0000 solo points

 Danny Joe Brown   former lead singer with the group Molly Hatchet
born on 8-24-1951 in Jacksonville, Florida
expired 3-10-2005 in Davie, Florida   age 53   cause: complications from diabetes
Oklahoma death row inmate  Darwin Demond Brown
¤number 253427 
born on 1-19-1977
expired 1-22-2009 in McAlester, Oklahoma   age 32   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2009ADWC, BOD, DFFC, PCD, RAVN16.7%
   Scored 9.4563 points

movie producer  David Brown   husband of Helen Gurley Brown; with Richard Zanuck produced The Sting (1973), The Sugarland Express (1974), Jaws (1975), Cocoon (1985) & Driving Miss Daisy (1989); also produced Deep Impact 91998) & Angela's Ashes (1999)
born on 7-28-1916 in New York, New York
expired 2-1-2010 in New York, New York   age 93
Shuttle STS-107 astronaut  David McDowell Brown
born on 4-16-1956 in Arlington, Virginia
expired 2-1-2003 in over north-central Texas   age 46   cause: disintegration of Shuttle Columbia during re-entry
historian  Dorris Alexander "Dee" Brown   wrote Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1971)
born on 2-29-1908 in Alberta, Alabama
expired 12-12-2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas   age 94   cause: heart disease
ex-California governor  Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown Sr.   father of "Gov. Moonbeam"
born on 4-21-1905 in San Francisco, California
expired 2-16-1996 in Beverly Hills, California   age 90   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW7.7%

poet  George Mackay Brown
born on 10-17-1921 in Stromness, Scotland
expired 4-13-1996   age 74
actress  Georgia Brown   played Lt. Worf's mom on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Madame Lazora on Cheers
born on 10-21-1933 in London, England
expired 7-4-1992   age 58
screenwriter  Harry Brown   shared oscar for A Place in the Sun with Michael Wilson; wrote screenplay for Ocean's Eleven (1960)
born on 4-30-1917 in Portland, Maine
expired 11-2-1986 in Los Angeles, California   age 69   cause: emphysema
former Supreme Court associate justice (1890-1906)  Henry Billings Brown   author of the Plessy v. Ferguson decision that ratified "separate but equal" accomodations
born on 3-2-1836 in South Lee, Massachusetts
expired 9-4-1913 in Bronxville, New York   age 77   cause: heaart failure
chemist Dr.  Herbert Charles Brown   shared 1979 Nobel chemistry prize
¤born: Herbert Brovarnik 
born on 5-22-1912 in London, England
expired 12-18-2004 in Lafayette, Indiana   age 92   cause: heart attack
radio writer/producer/director  Himan Brown   created the "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" series (1941)
born on 7-21-1910 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 6-4-2010 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 99
electrical engineer & Certified Nutcase  Hugh Auchincloss Brown Sr.   wrote Cataclysms of the Earth (1967) expounding his theories that the weight of the polar ice caps would cause the Earth to tip off its rotational axis and wipe out civilization; he proposed nuking the poles to "break up" the ice
born on 12-23-1878
expired 11-19-1975 in New York, New York   age 96
violinist  Iona Brown   recored with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
born on 1-7-1941 in Salisbury, England
expired 6-5-2004 in Salisbury, England   age 63   cause: cancer
publisher  James Brown
born on 5-19-1800 in Acton, Massachusetts
expired 3-10-1855 in Watertown, Massachusetts   age 54
tv Rin Tin Tin actor  James Brown
born on 3-22-1920 in Desdemona, Texas
expired 4-11-1992   age 72
master tap dancer  James "Buster" Brown
born on 5-17-1913 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 5-7-2002 in New York, New York   age 88
his latest mugshot the hardest working ex-convict in show business  James Joseph Brown Jr.
¤nickname: "The Godfather of Soul
born on 5-3-1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina
expired 12-25-2006 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 73   cause: congestive heart failure; pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2002JEDS9.1%
2003GHG, MJ11.1%
2004GHG, MJ, TAP16.7%
2005GHG, QKU, RAVN, TBC, TMD21.7%
2006DFFC, DTH, GHG, OIE, RAVN16.7%
   Scored 5.3563 points

radical abolitionist  John Brown   raided the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia on October 16, 1859, in order to obtain weapons and supplies to lead a slave revolt; captured by Col. Robert E. Lee and Capt. Jeb Stuart; tried and hanged within two months
born on 5-9-1800 in Torrington, Connecticut
expired 12-2-1859 in Charles Town, Virginia   age 59   cause: executed; hanging
athlete & movie star  Johnny Mack Brown
born on 9-1-1904 in Dothan, Alabama
expired 11-14-1974 in Woodland Hills, California   age 70   cause: kidney failure
comedic actor  Joseph Evan Brown
born on 7-28-1892 in Holgate, Ohio
expired 7-6-1973 in Brentwood, California   age 80   cause: complications from stroke; severe arthritis
"renowned" big band leader  Lester Raymond Brown Sr.   co-wrote Sentimental Journey (with Homer & Green)
born on 3-12-1912 in Reinerton, Pennsylvania
expired 1-4-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 88   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2000 ANG14%
2001 ANG12½%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

last World War I U.S. Navy military veteran  Lloyd Brown
born on 10-7-1901 in Lutie, Missouri
expired 3-29-2007 in Charlotte Hall, Maryland   age 105
"unsinkable" Titanic passenger  Margaret Tobin Brown
¤aka: "Molly" (was never called this during her lifetime) 
born on 7-18-1867 in Hannibal, Missouri
expired 10-26-1932 in New York, New York   age 65   cause: strokes
Ohio death row inmate  Mark A. Brown
¤number A320827 
born on 11-13-1972
expired 2-4-2010 in Lucasville, Ohio   age 37   cause: executed; lethal injection v2.0
   Contest Selectors
2010ADWC, DFFC, JCM, PCD, RAVN18.5%
   Scored 8.9563 points

baseball pitcher  Mordecai Peter Centennial "Three-fingered" Brown   played from 1903 to 1916
born on 10-19-1876 in Byesville, Indiana
expired 2-14-1948 in Terre Haute, Indiana   age 71
 Muriel Fay Buck Humphrey Brown   widow of Hubert H. II; served out remainder of his senate term (1978)
born on 2-20-1912 in Huron, South Dakota
expired 9-20-1998 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA7.7%
1980 HA, VA12.5%

civil rights litigant Rev.  Oliver Leon Brown   on behalf of daughters Linda, Terry & Cheryl was the lead plaintiff in the Brown et al. v. Topeka Board of Education Supreme Court ruling (5/14/1954) which ended school segreation which had been permitted by Plessy v. Ferguson (1896 #210)
born on 8-2-1918 in Topeka, Kansas
expired 6-??-1961 in Topeka, Kansas   age 42   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI
2004CSI

singer/songwriter/activist  Oscar Brown Jr.
born on 10-10-1926 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-29-2005 in Chicago, Illinois   age 78   cause: complications from blood infection
actress  Pamela Brown
born on 7-8-1917 in London, England
expired 9-18-1975 in London, England   age 58
pioneering football coach  Paul Brown   second owner of the Cleveland Browns
born on 7-9-1908 in Norwalk, Connecticut
expired 8-5-1991   age 83
blacklisted actor (1952)  Phil Brown   directed The Harlem Globetrotters movie (1951); played Uncle Owen Lars in Star Wars IV
born on 4-30-1916 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 2-9-2006 in Woodland Hills, California   age 89   cause: pneumonia
former Michigan senator (1936-43)  Prentiss M. Brown   chairman of the Mackinac Bridge Authority
born on 6-18-1889
expired 12-19-1973 in Saint Ignace, Michigan   age 84   cause: heart attack
jazz bassist  Ray Brown   one-time Mr. Ella Fitzgerald
born on 10-13-1926
expired 7-2-2002 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 75
NBC staff cameraman  Robert Brown   murdered after visiting People's Temple cult headquarters in Jonestown, Guyana
born on 7-28-1942 in Orange, New Jersey
expired 11-18-1978 in Port Kaituma, Guyana   age 36   cause: bullet wounds
character actor  Robert Brown   best known for being second actor to play M in four James Bond movies: Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1989), The Living Daylights (1987) & License to Kill (1989)
born on 11-12-1918 in Swanage, Dorsetshire, England
expired 11-11-2003 in Swanage, Dorsetshire, England   age 84   cause: cancer
cartoonist  Robert "Buck" Brown   his work appeared in Ebony, Jet, Esquire, The New Yorker & Playboy where his "granny" 'toons ran from March 1962 until 2005
¤born: Bobby Brown 
born on 2-3-1936 in Morrison, Tennessee
expired 7-2-2007 in Olympia Fields, Illinois   age 71   cause: complications from stroke
engineer Dr.  Robert Hanbury Brown   worked on original pre-World War II British radar systems; co-developer of astronomical optical intensity interferometry
born on 8-31-1916 in Aruvankadu, India
expired 1-16-2002 in Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, England   age 85   cause: cancer
Clinton Commerce Secretary  Ronald Harmon Brown
born on 8-1-1941 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 4-3-1996 in Dubrovnik, Croatia   age 54   cause: plane crash
former NY Giants tackle (1953-65)  Roosevelt Brown Jr.
born on 10-20-1932 in Charlottesville, Virginia
expired 6-9-2004 in Columbus, Mansfield Township, New Jersey   age 71   cause: heart attack
blues singer/songwriter  Roy Brown   had 1947 hit with Good Rocking Tonight; wrote Let the Four Winds Blow (1957)
born on 9-10-1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 5-25-1981 in San Fernando Valley, California   age 56   cause: heart failure
Warner Brothers cartoon sound effects master  Tregoweth Brown
born on 11-4-1899 in Minnesota
expired 4-??-1984 in California   age 84
actress  Vanessa Brown   originated the role of the girl upstairs in the Broadway production of The Seven Year Itch, a role played by Marilyn Monroe in the movies
¤born: Smylla Brind 
born on 3-24-1928 in Vienna, Austria
expired 5-21-1999 in Woodland Hills, California   age 71   cause: cancer
tenor saxophonist  Wilbur H. Brown
born on 11-19-1931
expired 5-7-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: pancreatic cancer
World War I veteran  William Brown
born on 8-23-1894 in Cuero, Texas
expired 10-12-2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 109
actress  Zara Cully Brown   played Mother Jefferson on The Jeffersons
born on 1-26-1892 in Worcester, Massachusetts
expired 2-28-1978 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: cancer
actress  Coral Edith Browne   wife of Vincent Price
born on 7-23-1913 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
expired 5-29-1991   age 77
The last picture of Titanic afloat priest  Francis M. "Frank" Browne   while still training for the priesthood took a ride on the Titanic, debarking in Queenstown; he took the last photographs of Captain Smith & the ship, as well as the only photograph of the Marconi Room
born on 7-3-1880 in Cork, Ireland
expired 7-??-1960 in Dublin, Ireland   age 80
former baseball outfielder  George Edward Browne   played 12 seasons for the Giants, Phillies & other teams (1901-12); sat out the last two innings of an 11-to-1 blow-out against the Superbas, replaced in right field by 'Moonlight' Graham (June 29, 1905)
born on 1-12-1876 in Richmond, Virginia
expired 12-9-1920 in Hyde Park, New York   age 44
Kathy as Deela actress  Katherine "Kathie" Browne   played Deela, one of Captain Kirk's "quickie" conquests, in original Star Trek episode Wink of an Eye (1968); second wife of Darren McGavin
born on 9-19-1939 in San Luis Obispo, California
expired 4-8-2003 in Beverly Hills, California   age 63
AKS: Brown
1973 Reuben Award winner1962 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Richard Arthur "Dik" Browne   created Hägar the Horrible (1973) & co-created Hi and Lois; recipient of the 1962 & 1973 Reuben Award
born on 8-11-1917 in New York, New York
expired 6-5-1989   age 71
AKS: Hagar
one-time Venice Beach lifeguard-turned surfer photographer  Robert A. "Bud" Brown   "the father of surf film genre" (1953-64); a list of his movies includes: Hawiian Surfing Movies (1953), Trek to Makaha, The Big Surf, Surf Down Under, Cat on a Hot Foam Board & Surf Happy
born on 7-14-1912 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 7-25-2008 in San Luis Obispo, California   age 96   cause: complications from diabetes
actor  Roscoe Lee Browne
born on 5-2-1925 in Woodbury, New Jersey
expired 4-11-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2007JCM3.2%
   Scored 6.9000 solo points

Todd on the set of 'Freaks' movie actor, write & director  Charles Albert "Tod" Browning   got into show biz as a circus contortionist; made Dracula (1931) and the disturbing movie Freaks (1932); played a car owner/crook in Intolerance (1916) and the harbor master in Dracula (1931)
born on 7-12-1882 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 10-6-1962 in Santa Monica, California   age 80
poetess  Elizabeth Barrett Browning
¤née: Moulton-Barrett 
born on 3-6-1806 in Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England
expired 6-29-1861 in Florence, Italy   age 55
former Tennessee governor (1937-39 & 1949-53)  Gordon Browning   also was Tennessee rep. (1923-34)
born on 11-22-1889
expired 5-23-1976 in Huntingdon, Tennessee   age 86
earthquake prognosticator  Iben Browning
born on 1-9-1918
expired 7-18-1991   age 73
gunsmith  John Moses Browning   invented authomatic rifles, pistols & machine guns
born on 1-21-1855 in Ogden, Utah
expired 11-26-1926 in Liege, Belgium   age 71
frame from `Goldfinger' opening titles graphic designer and movie title designer  Robert Brownjohn   did main title sequences for From Russia With Love and Goldfinger that established the form for the title sequences for all later James Bond movies (done by Maurice Binder and others)
expired ??-??-1970 in London, England   age 44   cause: heart attack
short story author  Howard Brubaker   coined term "Dixiecrat" to describe southern Democrats who bolted the party in the 1948 presidential election (Strom Thurmond was running)
expired 2-2-1957 in Green Farms, Connecticut   age 74
composer/arranger  Howard R. Brubeck   older brother of Dave Brubeck
born on 7-11-1916 in Concordia, California
expired 2-16-1993 in Escondido, California   age 76
   Contest Selectors
2005TBC

singer/actress  Carol Bruce   second to play mama Lillian Carlson on WKRP in Cincinnati
¤born: Shirley Levy 
born on 11-15-1919 in Great Neck, New York
expired 10-9-2007 in Woodland Hills, California   age 87   cause: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO5.6%

1960's pro wrestler  Edward Bruce
¤aka: Ivan Kalmikoff, the "Mad Russian" 
born on 5-21-1918
expired 6-9-1996   age 78   cause: heart failure
Texas death row inmate  Kenneth Eugene Bruce
born on 10-21-1971
expired 1-14-2004 in Huntsville, Texas   age 32
   Contest Selectors
2004ADWC, BOD, DTM, PCD, RIE, RR33.3%
   Scored 9.3781 points

"sick" comedian  Lenny Bruce   son of Sally Marr; pardoned December 2003 by N.Y. governor Pataki for his "obscentity" conviction
¤real name: Leonard Alfred Schneider 
born on 10-13-1925 in Mineola, New York
expired 8-3-1966 in Hollywood, California   age 40   cause: drug overdose
actor  Nigel Bruce   played Dr. Watson in 14 Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone from 1939 (Hound of the Baskervilles) to 1946 (Terror By Night)
born on 2-14-1895 in Baja, Mexico
expired 10-8-1953 in Santa Monica, California   age 58   cause: heart attack
Miss America 1926  Norma Descygne Smallwood Bruce
expired 5-??-1967 in Wichita, Kansas   age 57
Bruce Protocol inventor Dr.  Robert Arthur Bruce   came up with the multi-stage treadmill cardiac stress test (1963)
born on 11-20-1916 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 2-12-2004 in Seattle, Washington   age 87   cause: leukemia; spinal stenosis
dimwitted English army commander  James Thomas Brudenell   led the ill-fated advance that came to be known as the Charge of the Light Brigade (1854); name became eponym for the style of sweater that he popularized
¤title: 7th Earl of Cardigan 
born on 10-16-1797 in Hambleden, England
expired 3-27-1868 in Deene Park, England   age 70
WBZ (Boston) radio personality  David B. Brudnoy
born on 6-5-1940 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 12-9-2004 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 64   cause: Merkel cell carcinoma; AIDS
   Contest Selectors
2003MB5.6%
2004LMLD5.6%
   Scored 8.6000 solo points

amateur lepidopterist  Kenneth C. Brugger   in 1978 discovered where North American Monarch butterflies wintered --- the pine forest in the mountains west of Mexico City
born on 6-16-1918
expired 11-25-1998 in Austin, Texas   age 80
high jumper  Valeri Brumel   won Olympic silver (1960) & gold (1964) medals
born on 4-14-1942 in Siberia
expired 1-26-2003 in Moscow, Russia   age 60   cause: "a prolonged illness"
sartorial dandy  George Bryan "Beau" Brummell   the original "clothes horse"
born on 6-7-1778
expired 3-30-1840 in Caen, France   age 61   cause: syphilis
to the sixth President of the IOCto the fourth President of the IOC fifth head of the International Olympic Committee (1952-72)  Avery Brundage   presided over the disasterous 1972 München Olympic Games
born on 9-28-1887 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 5-8-1975 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany   age 87
former ABC News correspondent and host of What's My Line? (1968-72)  Wallace C. "Wally" Bruner
born on 3-4-1931
expired 11-15-1997 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 66   cause: liver cancer
character actress  Argentina Brunetti   played Mrs. Martini in It's A Wonderful Life (1946); a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the Golden Globes people)
¤born: Argentina Ferrau Aguglia
Mrs. Miro Brunetti 
born on 8-31-1907 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
expired 12-20-2005 in Rome, Italy   age 98
German politician  Heinrich Bruning   last "normal" chancellor before Hitler (3/30/1932-5/30/1932); fled Hitler's purge of June 30, 1934
born on 11-26-1885 in Münster, Germany
expired 3-30-1970 in Norwich, Vermont   age 84
actor  Howard Brunner
born on 4-20-1940 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 11-12-1991 in Marietta, Georgia   age 51   cause: AIDS
Olympic skater  Melitta Brunner
born on 1-28-1907 in Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 5-26-2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 96
former ABC News political director (1978-99)  Harold Robinson "Hal" Bruno Jr.   reported on the Our Lady of Angels school fire (Dec. 1st, 1958); moderated the 1992 Vice Presidential debate between Dan Quayle, Al Gore & James Stockdale
born on 10-25-1928 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-8-2011 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 83   cause: heart arrhythmia; fall
trumpet player, arranger, composer  Mauro A. Bruno   wrote music for Barnaby Jones, Streets of San Francisco & Police Woman tv series
born on 11-25-1923 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 10-3-2002 in Burbank, California   age 78   cause: lung cancer
geezer  Earl Fred Brush
born on 7-17-1893 in Marshall, Iowa
expired 1-10-2005 in San Leandro, California   age 111
   Contest Selectors
2005QKU4.3%
   Scored 3.9000 solo points

Roman politician  Marcus Junius Brutus   principal assassin, with Cassius, of Julius Caesar; "Et tu, Brute?"
born on --85 BC in Rome, Italy
expired 10-23-42 BC in Philippi, Greece   age 43
radio actor  Arthur Quirk Bryan   was the original voice of Elmer Fudd
born on 5-8-1899 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 11-18-1959 in Hollywood, California   age 60   cause: heart attack
author  Courtlandt Dixon Branes Bryan   wrote Friendly Fire (1976)
born on 4-22-1936 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 12-15-2009 in Guilford, Connecticut   age 73   cause: cancer
lawyer, populist politician  William Jennings Bryan   three-time Democratic nominee for president; Wilson Secretary of State 1913-15; part of prosecution in Scopes "Monkey Trial" - died shortly thereafter
born on 3-18-1860 in Salem, Illinois
expired 7-26-1925 in Dayton, Tennessee   age 65   cause: heart attack
Black Panther airplane hijacker (1969)  Anthony Garnet "Tony" Bryant   did 11½ years in a Cuban prison (during the hijacking he robbed one of the passengers, a secret agent for Castro, of a briefcase full of $100 bills; OOOPS!)
expired 12-23-1999   age 60   cause: leukemia
former segregationist Florida governor (1961-65)  Cecil Farris Bryant
born on 7-26-1914 in Ocala, Florida
expired 3-1-2002 in Jacksonville, Florida   age 87   cause: stroke
tunesmith  Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant   with wife co-wrote Rocky Top, Bye Bye Love and Wake Up Little Susie; on his own wrote All I Have To Do Is Dream & Love Hurts
born on 2-13-1920 in Shellman, Georgia
expired 6-25-1987 in Knoxville, Tennessee   age 67
lyricist  Matilda Genevieve "Felice" Bryant   with husband co-wrote Rocky Top, Bye Bye Love and Wake Up Little Susie
¤née: Scaduto 
born on 8-7-1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 4-22-2003 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee   age 77   cause: cancer
to May 1978 Playmate of Monthto March 1978 Playmate of Month one of Playboy's September 1977 "Girls of the Big Ten"  Pamela Jean Bryant   Playboy April 1978 Playmate of Month
born on 2-8-1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United State of America
expired 12-3-2010 in Hawaii   age 51   cause: asthma attack
AKS: Betty
Alabama football coach  Paul William "Bear" Bryant
born on 9-11-1913 in Moro Bottom, Arkansas
expired 1-26-1983   age 69
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA6.3%

acquitted admitted kidnapper & party to murder  Roy Bryant Sr.   kidnapped teen who was alleged to have whistled at his wife & participated in the teen's torture & murder
born on 1-24-1931
expired 9-1-1994 in Jackson, Mississippi   age 63   cause: cancer
sax player  Royal G. "Rusty" Bryant
born on 11-25-1929
expired 3-25-1991   age 61
classical clarinetist  Jack Brymer
born on 1-27-1915
expired 9-16-2003   age 88
former Mustang Ranch "bodyguard"  Willard Ross Brymer   killed Argentinian boxer Oscar Bonavena at gate to brothel (1976)
born on 4-7-1945
expired 6-26-2000 in Reno, Nevada   age 55
actor  Yul Brynner   had title role in The King and I
¤born: Taidje Khan 
born on 7-12-1915 in Sakhalin, Russia
expired 10-10-1985   age 70   cause: lung cancer
to next U.S. president: Abraham Lincolnto previous U.S. president: Franklin Pierce 15th U.S. president (1857-61)  James McGill Buchanan   failed to head off the Civil War; sent troops to capture John Brown
born on 4-23-1791 in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
expired 6-1-1868 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania   age 77
AFL lineman  Junius "Buck" Buchanan
born on 9-10-1940 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 7-16-1992   age 51
Zontar --- kept at bay by a blowtorch?! grade Z tv movie director  Larry Buchanan   made Mars Needs Women (1967) & Zontar, the Thing from Venus (a 1966 remake of It Conquered the World)
¤born: Marcus Larry Seale Jr. 
born on 1-31-1923 in Mexia, Texas
expired 12-2-2004 in Tucson, Airzona   age 81   cause: complications from collapsed lung
World War I military veteran  Russell A. Buchanan
born on 1-24-1900 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 12-6-2006 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 106   cause: pneumonia; heart attack; stroke
actor  William Edgar Buchanan   dentist, head of Oral Surgery at Eugene Oregon Hospital (1929-1937); Petticoat Junction's Uncle Joe (1963-70)
¤real name: J.J. Jackson 
born on 3-20-1903 in Humansville, Missouri
expired 4-4-1979 in Palm Desert, California   age 76   cause: complications following brain surgery
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, RR15.4%
   Scored 3 points

U.S.S. Pueblo commander  Lloyd Marvin Bucher   captain of ship seized in international waters by North Korean torpedo boat on 1-23-1968 during Vietnam War; held prisoner for 11 months (tortured severly), then threatened with a general courts-martial by Pentagon REMFs
¤born: Don (or Donald)   ?????  
nicknames: "Pete", "Mark" 
born on 9-1-1929 in Pocatello, Idaho
expired 1-28-2004 in Poway, California   age 74   cause: complications from injuries sustained during 1968 torture
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%

author  Lothar-Günther Buchheim   wrote Das Boot (1973)
born on 2-6-1918 in Weimar, Germany
expired 2-22-2007 in Stamberg, Bavaria, Germany   age 89   cause: heart failure
AKS: Guenther
actor  Horst Buchholz   played Chico in The Magnificent Seven (1960), Marius in Fanny (1961) & Otto Piffl in One, Two, Three (1961)
born on 12-4-1933 in Berlin, Germany
expired 3-3-2003 in Berlin, Germany   age 69   cause: complications from a broken thighbone
movie writer and producer  Sidney Buchman   wrote screenplays for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) & Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941); in 1953 got one year in the slammer for Contempt of Congress; Congress never got their due for Contempt of the Constitution
born on 3-27-1902 in Duluth, Minnesota
expired 8-23-1975 in Cannes, France   age 73
1907 Nobel prize winner in chemistry  Eduard Buchner   discoverer non-cellular fermentation
born on 5-20-1860 in München, Bavaria, Germany
expired 8-12-1917 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 57   cause: combat wounds
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in April 1965 former Washington D.C.-based newspaper columnist  Arthur Buchwald   currently thumbing nose at death from the comfort of a Cape Code cottage; eventually death will always win; the phrase "bomb them back to the stone age" is attributed to a June 1967 column of his
born on 10-20-1925 in Mount Vernon, New York
expired 1-17-2007 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 81   cause: kidney failure
   Contest Selectors
1980BB6.3%
2001ROTS12½%
2003RAVN, TAP11.1%
2007ANG, AUDC, DFFC, DGW, DTM, KLS, LMLD, NFG, RR, TFM32.3%
   Scored 4.4049 points

AKS: Buckwald
wild animal hunter  Frank Buck   he "brought 'em back alive"
born on 3-17-1884 in Gainesville, Texas
expired 3-25-1950 in Houston, Texas   age 66
Baseball Hall of Fame radio announcer  John Francis "Jack" Buck   did play-by-play for the St. Louis Cardinals (1954-2001)
born on 8-21-1924 in Holyoke, Massachusetts
expired 6-18-2002 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 77   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002 DTM, JL18.2%
   Scored 6.0500 points

movie producer  Jules Buck
born on 7-30-1917 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-19-2001 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 83   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
1938 Nobel & 1931 Pulitzer prize-winning author  Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker Buck   wrote The Good Earth (1931)
¤surname at death: Walsh 
born on 6-26-1892 in Hillsboro, West Virginia
expired 3-6-1973 in Danby, Vermont   age 80
10,000 Maniacs guitarist  Robert N. Buck
born on 8-1-1958
expired 12-19-2000 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 42   cause: multiple organ failure; liver failure
former preschool worker  Peggy McMartin Buckey   victim of psycho-quackery & criminally-inept police work (1983)
born on 11-18-1926
expired 12-15-2000 in Torrance, California   age 74
last Doughboy (surviving World War I U.S. Army military veteran)  Frank Woodruff Buckles
born on 2-1-1901 in Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri, United State of America
expired 2-27-2011 in Charles Town, West Virginia   age 110
   Contest Selectors
2008DFFC, JCM, MORB, PCD, RIE, RR, 4GUE21.9%
2009DFFC, JCM, MORB, PCD, RIE, RR20.0%
2010ADWC, DFFC, JCM, KLS, MORB, PCD, RIE, RR, WEP33.3%

former Army Air Corps Sgt.  Edward K. Buckley   radar operator aboard the Bockscar (B-29 that nuked Nagasaaki)
born on 8-16-1913 in Lisbon, Ohio
expired 6-??-1981   age 67   cause: throat cancer
Vietnam War army nurse (1969-70)  Lynda Van Devanter Buckley   served a the 71st Evacuation Hospital (Pleiku); her autobiography, Home Before Morning (1983), inspired the China Beach tv series
born on 5-27-1947 in Arlington, Virginia
expired 11-15-2002 in Hearndon, Virginia   age 55   cause: system collagen vascular disease
AKS: Linda
 Michael Buckley   had been the boyfriend of Lisa Shoemaker & another victim of Dr. Acer
¤aka: Patient F" 
born on 8-18-1962
expired 2-9-1994 in Port Saint Lucie, Florida   age 31   cause: AIDS
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1970 conservative talker  William Frank Buckley Jr.   founded National Review
born on 11-24-1925 in New York, New York
expired 2-27-2008 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 82   cause: emphysema; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2003JEDS, MJ11.1%
2004MJ5.6%
2006TFM3.3%
2007ANG, TFM6.5%
2008DGW, TFM6.3%
   Scored 5.5500 points

Colonel  Maurice James Buckmaster   head of the World War II British Special Operations Executive F Section
born on 1-11-1902
expired 4-17-1992   age 90
jazz keyboardist  Milt Buckner
born on 7-10-1915 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-27-1977 in Chicago, Illinois   age 62   cause: acute congestive heart failure
Baroness  Moura Budberg   mistress of Maxim Gorky and H.G. Wells
expired 11-1-1974 in London, England   age 82
old-time Cossak/Bolshevik cavalry officer Marshall  Semyon Mikhailovich Budenny   put down White Russian resistance to Lenin's Communist coup
born on 4-25-1883
expired 10-27-1973 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 90
longtime communist  Louis Francis Budenz   one-time editor of the U.S. Daily Worker & member of U.S. Communist Party Central Committee; denounced party in 1945, spent years denouncing everyone as one of Joe McCarthy's "mystery witnesses"
born on 7-17-1891 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 4-27-1972 in Newport, Rhode Island   age 80
to 1938 award winnerto 1936 award winner tennis great  John Donald Budge   won 1937 Sullivan Award; won tennis' Grand Slam in 1938
born on 6-13-1915 in Oakland, California
expired 1-26-2000 in Scranton, Pennsylvania   age 84   cause: cardiac arrest; complications from December 14, 1999 auto accident
   Contest Selectors
2000 IVY, RR29%
   Scored 5.3500 points

physicist  Gersh Itskovich Budker
born on 5-1-1918
expired 7-4-1977 in Akademgorodok, Siberia, Russia, USSR   age 59   cause: heart attack
automotive designer  Gordon M. Buehrig   designed the Cord 810 (1935)
born on 6-18-1904 in Mason City, Illinois
expired 1-22-1990 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan   age 86   cause: heart failure
physician  Manuel Artime Buesa   leader of the 4/17/1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by "Exile Brigade 250"
expired 11-17-1977 in Miami, Florida   age 45   cause: liver & pancreatic cancer
retired teacher  Thelma Kaualulehuaoaiku Sproat Bugbee   became a songwriter; was one of the last native speakers of the Hawaiian language
¤nickname: "Auntie Thelma" 
born on 1-23-1911 in Territory of Hawaii
expired 7-26-2004 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 93
auto company founder  David Dunbar Buick
born on 9-17-1854 in Arbroath, Scotland
expired 3-5-1929 in Detroit, Michigan   age 74   cause: colon cancer
Sorbonne professor  Ferdinand Édouard Buisson   his pacifism earned him a share of the 1927 Nobel peace prize
born on 12-20-1841 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 2-16-1932 in Thieuloy-Saint-Antone, France   age 90   cause: heart disease
AKS: Edouard
conductor  Igor Buketoff
born on 5-29-1915 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 9-7-2001 in New York, New York   age 86
street poet, novelist, screenwriter (Barfly)  Henry Charles Bukowski Jr.
born on 8-16-1920 in Andermach, Germany
expired 3-9-1994   age 73
former Soviet premier (1955-58)  Nikolai Aleksandrovich Bulganin
born on 6-11-1895 in Nizhni-Novgorod, Russia (now Gorky)
expired 2-24-1975 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 79
artillery deisgner  Gerald Vincent Bull   lead researcher on the High Altitude Research Project; at time of death building a supergun for Iraq
born on 3-9-1928 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada
expired 3-22-1990 in Brussels, Belgium   age 62   cause: assassinated
geophysicist Sir  Edward Bullard   pioneered theory of Pangea supercontinent
born on 9-21-1907 in Norwich, England
expired 4-3-1980 in La Jolla, California   age 72   cause: cancer
Texas political hack  Robert D. "Bob" Bullock
born on 7-10-1929 in Hillsboro, Texas
expired 6-18-1999 in Austin, Texas   age 69   cause: congestive heart failure
really bad author  Edward George Bulwer-Lytton   wrote The Last Days of Pompeii (1834); infamous for the opening sentence "It was a dark and stormy night"
¤title: 1st Baron Lytton 
born on 5-15-1803 in London, England
expired 1-18-1873 in Torquay, England   age 69
oceanographer (1937-79)  Dean Franklin Bumpus   as a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researcher had hundreds of thousands of bottles dumped into the Atlantic Ocean to track the currents
born on 5-11-1912 in Newburyport, Massachusetts
expired 3-14-2002 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts   age 89
movie production designer  Lloyd Henry Bumstead   you saw his work in such movies as Vertigo (1958), To Kill A Mockingbird (1962), The Sting (1973), Slap Shot (1977), Mystic River, Unforgiven (1992), & Million Dollar Baby (2004)
born on 3-17-1915 in Ontario, California
expired 5-24-2006 in Pasadena, California   age 91   cause: prostate cancer
1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr.  Ralph Johnson Bunche
born on 8-7-1904 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 12-9-1971 in New York, New York   age 67   cause: kidney failure; diabetes; heart disease
JFK & LBJ National Security Adviser  McGeorge Bundy   no relation to Ted or Al; played key role in Bay of Pigs invasion, Cuban Missle Crisis and Vietnam Buildup - what a jackass
born on 3-30-1919 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 9-16-1996 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 77   cause: heart attack
serial murderer  Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy   "...porn made me do it..."
born on 11-24-1946 in Burlington, Vermont
expired 1-24-1989 in Starke, Florida   age 42   cause: executed; "Old Sparky"
LBJ Assistant Secretary of State (1964-69)  William Putnam Bundy   older brother of McGeorge
born on 9-24-1917 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 10-6-2000 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 83   cause: heart ailment
novelist  Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin   received the 1933 Nobel prize in literature
born on 10-10-1870 in Voronezh, Russia
expired 11-8-1953 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 83   cause: heart attack
tv puppeteer  Morey Bunin   created the CBS kiddie show The Adventures of Lucky Pup in 1948; two characters on that show became so popular (inept magician Foodini & dumb assistant Pinhead) the show was eventually written around them and renamed Foodini the Great (puppets voiced by Bunin and Hope Shippee (Bunin's first wife), respectively)
born on 4-15-1910
expired 2-26-1997 in Woodstock, New York   age 86
"Siamese twin"  Chang Bunker
born on 5-11-1811 in Meklong, Thailand
expired 1-17-1874 in Mount Airy, North Carolina   age 62
U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam  Elsworth Bunker
born on 5-11-1894 in Yonkers, New York
expired 9-27-1984 in Brattleboro, Vermont   age 90
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO7.7%
1980 DO6.3%

"Siamese twin"  Eng Bunker
born on 5-11-1811 in Meklong, Thailand
expired 1-17-1874 in Mount Airy, North Carolina   age 62   cause: "fright," two hours after Chang
the Bunn-O-Matic coffee maker caffeine-o-phile  George Regan Bunn   Bunn-O-Matic coffee maker inventor (1957)
born on 8-5-1915
expired 12-7-2002 in Springfield, Illinois   age 87
 Luis Buñuel Portolés   directed Bell de Jour (1967)
born on 2-22-1900 in Calanda, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
expired 7-28-1983 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 83   cause: cirrhosis of the liver
AKS: Bunuel Portoles
to next Pope: Sixtus Vto previous Pope: Pius V Catholic Church leader (1572-1585)  Ugo Buoncampagni   elected 227th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church May 13, 1572; reformed the Julian Calendar with edict in 1578 (giving us the Gregorian Calendar): made centennial years NOT leap years, except for centennial years divisible by 400 ("unofficial" rule has centennial years divisible by 4,000 still not leap years); Thursday October 4, 1582 was followed by Friday October 15, 1582; Britain converted to Gregorian Calendar in 1752, dropping 11 days from September of that year
¤Pope Gregory XIII 
born on 1-7-1502 in Bologna, Italy
expired 4-10-1585 in Rome, Italy   age 83
auto upholsterer  Angelo Buono Jr.   half of L.A.'s Hillside Strangler serial murder team
born on 10-5-1934
expired 9-21-2002 in Calipatria State Penitentiary, California   age 67
character actor  Victor Charles Buono   Omnivore Rex; played tv Batman villain King Tut
born on 2-3-1938 in San Diego, California
expired 1-1-1982 in Apple Valley, California   age 43   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%

retired Ford Motor Company executive  Moyer MacClaren Bupp   as a child actor played Charles Foster Kane Jr. in Citizen Kane (1941)
¤childhood nickname: "Sonny"
adult nickname: "Mac" 
born on 1-10-1928 in New York, New York
expired 11-1-2007 in Henderson, Nevada   age 79
AKS: MacLaren
horticulturist  Luther Burbank   namesake of California city
born on 3-7-1849 in Lancaster, Massachusetts
expired 4-11-1926 in Santa Rosa, California   age 77
physicist, astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist  Geoffrey Ronald Burbidge   (with Hoyle, Fowler & wife Margaret) was the co-discoverer of how elements are synthesized within stars (1957)
born on 9-24-1925 in Chipping Norton, England
expired 1-26-2010 in San Diego, California   age 84
old peer Sir  Herbert Dudley Burbidge
born on 11-13-1904
expired 3-31-2001 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   age 98
AKS: Burbridge
former FCC chairman  Dean Burch
born on 12-20-1927 in Enid, Oklahoma
expired 8-4-1991   age 63
etymologist  Robert William Burchfield   former editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1971-84)
born on 1-27-1923 in Wanganui, New Zealand
expired 7-5-2004 in Abingdon, England   age 81   cause: Parkinson's disease
former CBS correspondent  Winston Burdett   one of "Murrow's Boys"
born on 12-12-1913 in Buffalo, New York
expired 5-19-1993 in Rome, Italy   age 79
former major league pitcher (1950-67)  Selva Lewis Burdette Jr.
born on 11-22-1926 in Nitro, West Virginia
expired 2-6-2007 in Winter Garden, Florida   age 80
   Contest Selectors
2002DTM, JL18.2%
2003ANG5.6%
2004ANG, DTM11.1%
2005DTM4.3%
2006DTM, SPIT6.7%
2007DTM, PCD, SPIT9.7%
   Scored 5.1250 points

author  Eugene Leonard Burdick   co-author of The Ugly American (1958) and Fail-Safe (1962)
born on 12-12-1918 in Sheldon, Iowa
expired 7-26-1965 in San Diego, California   age 46   cause: heart attack; diabetes
North Dakota Senator  Quentin Northrop Burdick
born on 6-19-1908 in Munich, North Dakota
expired 9-8-1992   age 84
Reagan's first EPA administrator (1981-2)  Anne Irene McGill Gorsuch Burford   got into trouble with congress and had to bail
born on 4-21-1942 in Casper, Wyoming
expired 7-18-2004 in Aurora, Colorado   age 62   cause: cancer
retired USC chemistry professor Dr.  Anton Behme Burg   expert on the element Boron's properties; during one experiment produced a byproduct molecule that later became known as Teflon when a duPont researcher discovered it
born on 10-18-1904 in Dallas City, Illinois
expired 11-19-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 99
retired Chief Justice  Warren Earl Burger
born on 9-17-1907 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 6-25-1995   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD, EK, JH18.8%

Shaker Sister  Mary Frances Burgess   joined the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearance in 1939; her death left only six remaining members of the sect
born on 2-10-1920
expired 6-18-2001 in New Gloucester, Maine   age 81
author  Thornton Waldo Burgess   wrote the Peter Rabbit stories
born on 1-14-1874 in Sandwich, Massachusetts
expired 6-5-1965 in Hampden, Massachusetts   age 91
retired Admiral  Arleigh Albert Burke
born on 10-19-1901 in Boulder, Colorado
expired 1-1-1996   age 94
actress  Billie Burke   played Glinda, the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz (1939); wife of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
¤born: Mary William Elthelbert Appleton Burke 
born on 8-6-1886 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 5-14-1970 in Los Angeles, California   age 83
Miss America 1940  Frances Marie Burke
¤Mrs. Lawrence Kenney 
born on 4-29-1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-13-2005   age 84
AKS: Francis
ex-baseball player  Glenn Lawrence Burke
born on 11-16-1952 in Oakland, California
expired 5-30-1995 in San Leandro, California   age 42   cause: AIDS
composer  Joseph "Joe" Burke   co-wrote Tip-Toe Through the Tulips for Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)
born on --1884 in Philadelphia, New York
expired 12-17-1942 in New York, New York   age 58
actor  Paul R. Burke   played detective Adam Flint on The Naked City tv police drama (1960-63)
born on 7-21-1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United State of America
expired 9-12-2009 in Palm Springs, California   age 83   cause: leukemia; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Trek Bicycle Corp. co-founder (1976)  Richard Alexander Burke Jr.
born on 6-4-1934 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-10-2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin   age 73   cause: complications from heart surgery
soul singer  Solomon M. Burke
¤born: James Solomon McDonald
aka: "The King of Rock 'N Soul" 
born on 3-21-1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-10-2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands   age 70
Melvin clearing up his sinus congestion circus sideshow geek  Clarence Melvin Burkhart   pounded nails into his head
¤aka: "The Human Blockhead
born on 2-16-1907 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 11-8-2001 in Sun City, Florida   age 94
philosopher & computing pioneer  Arthur Walter Burks   worked on the team that built the Eniac; collaberator with John von Neumann; spent 4 decades teaching at the University of Michigan
born on 10-13-1915 in Duluth, Minnesota
expired 5-14-2008 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 92   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
virologist Sir  Frank Macfarlane Burnet   shared the 1960 for the discovery of acquired immunological tolerance
born on 9-3-1899 in Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
expired
8-31-1985 in Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia   age 85   cause: colorectal cancer
Delta blues singer/guitarist  Chester Arthur Burnett
¤aka: "Howlin' Wolf" 
born on 6-20-1910 in West Point, Mississippi
expired 1-10-1976 in Chicago, Illinois   age 65   cause: complications from kidney disease
ad agency founder  Leo Burnett
born on 10-21-1891 in Saint Johns, Michigan
expired 6-7-1971 in Lake Zurich, Illinois   age 79
high school teacher  Murray Burnett   co-wrote 1938 unproduced play Everybody Comes to Rick's; it became the 1942 movie Casablanca; because he really liked the song, he specified in the plot that Rick & Ilsa's "song" was As Time Goes By
born on 12-28-1910 in New York, New York
expired 9-15-1997 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 86   cause: heart failure
actor & songwriter  Lester Alvin "Smiley" Burnette   Gene Autry's sidekick; played Charley Pratt, engineer of the C&FW railroad's Hooterville Cannonball on Petticoat Junction
born on 3-18-1911 in Summum, Illinois
expired 2-16-1967 in Encino, California   age 55
Eisenhower Surgeon General Dr.  Leroy Edgar Burney   first Federal official to identifiy smoking as a cause of lung cancer
born on 12-31-1906 in Burney, Indiana
expired 7-31-1998 in Park Ridge, Illinois   age 91
securities firm founder  Isaac Wolf Burnham II   headed Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. - later wrecked by junk bond trader Michael Milken
born on 1-7-1909 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 6-24-2002 in Norfolk, Virginia   age 93   cause: heart attack
economist  Arthur Frank Burns   former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board (1970-78)
born on 4-27-1904 in Stanislau, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-26-1987 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1980 DH6.3%

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in June 1978 centenarian actor/comedian  George Burns   husband of Gracie Allen
¤born: Nathan Birnbaum 
born on 1-20-1896 in New York, New York
expired 3-9-1996 in Beverly Hills, California   age 100
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HA, JH, MM, MS, RR, SB, YJ61.5%
1980 BB, DH, DO, DR, DW, EB, EK, HA, HP, JH, MM, RR, VA81.3%

former Hawaiian governor (1963-74)  John Anthony Burns
born on 3-30-1909 in Fort Assinneboine, Montana
expired 4-5-1975 in Kaiwi, Oahu, Hawaii   age 66   cause: colon cancer
comedian  Kenneth C. Burns   better known as Jethro in the Homer and Jethro country music comedy team
born on 3-10-1920 in Conasauga, Tennessee
expired 2-4-1989 in Evanston, Illinois   age 68   cause: prostate cancer
Klansman & FBI informant  Mitchell A. Burns   tape recorded conversations with Thomas Blanton Jr. (1960s); testified against him & Bobby Frank Cherry at their trials for the murders of four girls in a 1963 church bombing
born on 5-30-1927
expired 11-19-2002 in Birmingham, Alabama   age 75   cause: heart attack
former NHL coach (1988-2004)  Patrick Burns   coached the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins & New Jersey Devils; 3-time winner of the Jack Adams Trophy for coaching excellence
born on 4-4-1952 in Saint Henri, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 11-19-2010 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada   age 58   cause: lung cancer; liver cancer; colon cancer; puck cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006LMLD3.3%
2007RAVN3.2%
2008RAVN3.1%
2009RAVN3.3%
2010DTM, LMLD, RAVN11.1%
   Scored 7.3250 points

comedy writer  Stanley Burns   won 1972 Emmy for writing on the Carol Burnett Show
born on 9-4-1923
expired 11-5-2002 in San Fernando Valley, California   age 79   cause: heart failure
Civil War Army of the Potomac commander (1862) General  Ambrose Everett Burnside   known for his style of letting his hair grow down beside his ears ... that growth became known as "side-burns"
born on 5-23-1824 in Liberty, Indiana
expired 9-13-1881 in Bristor, Rhode Island   age 57
former West Virginia rep. (1949-53 & 1955-57)  Maurice Gwinn Burnside
born on 8-23-1902 in near Columbia, South Carolina
expired 2-12-1991   age 88
bluesman  Robert Lee "Rural" Burnside
born on 11-23-1926 in Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi
expired 9-1-2005 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 78
mail order seed merchant  David Burpee   head of W. Atlee Burpee Co. (1915-70); son of company founder
born on 4-5-1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-24-1980 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania   age 87
seed company founder (1876)  Washington Atlee Burpee
born on 4-5-1858 in Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada
expired 11-26-1915 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania   age 57
New York senator (1791-97) & Jefferson 1st term vice president (1801-05)  Aaron Burr   shot/fatally wounded Alexander Hamilton in July 11, 1804 duel at Weehawken on the Hudson (New Jersey); tried (and acquitted) of treason (1807)
born on 2-6-1756 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 9-14-1836 in Staten Island, New York   age 80   cause: strokes
actor  Raymond William Stacy Burr   played Perry Mason and Ironsides on tv
born on 5-21-1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
expired 9-12-1993   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1980 VA6.3%

former L.A. County Sheriff's deputy  Roy J. "Rusty" Burrell   baliff at trials of Caryl Chessman, Charles Manson & Patty Hearst; later acted as baliff on The People's Court tv series
born on 11-17-1925 in Metropolis, Illinois
expired 4-15-2002 in Rosemead, California   age 76   cause: lung cancer
author  Edgar Rice Burroughs   created Tarzan; wrote The Land That Time Forgot and At The Earth's Core; just happened to be visiting Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, stayed on in Hawaii as a war correspondent
born on 9-1-1875 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-19-1950 in Encino, California   age 74
machinist  Louis "Lou" Burroughs   co-founded Electro-Voice Inc. (1927)
born on 7-29-1903
expired 1-??-1986 in Lake Havasu, Arizona   age 82
AKS: Borroughs
inventor  William Seward Burroughs   received first U.S. patent for an adding machine (8/21/1888)
born on 1-28-1855 in Auburn, New York
expired 9-14-1898 in Citronelle, Alabama   age 43
Bohemian writer  William Seward Burroughs   in 1951 he "accidentally" killed his wife while trying to shoot a glass off her head; wrote The Naked Lunch
born on 2-5-1914 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 8-2-1997 in Lawrence, Kansas   age 83   cause: heart attack
humorist/author  Abraham Solman "Abe" Burrows
born on 12-18-1910 in New York, New York
expired 5-17-1985   age 74
Tornadoes bass guitarist  Heinz Burt   performed on 1962 hit Telstar
born on 7-24-1942 in Hargin, Germany
expired 4-7-2000   age 57   cause: complications from neuromuscular disease
character actor  Norman Burton   played Felix Leiter in Diamonds are Forever (1971)
born on 12-5-1923
expired 11-29-2003 in on the California/Arizona border   age 79   cause: car crash
AKS: Normann
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in September 1963 actor  Richard Burton   twice husband of Elizabeth Taylor
¤born: Richard Walter Jenkins Jr. 
born on 11-10-1925 in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, U.K.
expired 8-5-1984 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 58
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, JH, VM23.1%
1980 DW6.3%

coma victim  Christine L. Busalacchi
born on 3-20-1970
expired 3-7-1993   age 22
author Dr.  Felice Leonardo Buscaglia
born on 3-31-1925 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-12-1998 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada   age 73   cause: heart attack
comic book artist  John Buscema Sr.   drew the Silver Surfer & Conan the Barbarian
born on 12-11-1927 in New York, New York
expired 1-10-2002 in Port Jefferson, New York   age 74   cause: stomach cancer
beer baron  August Anheuser "Gussie" Busch Jr.
born on 3-28-1899 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 9-29-1989 in Saint Louis County, Missouri   age 90   cause: pneumonia
silent film star  Mae Busch
born on 1-20-1897 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
expired 4-19-1946 in Woodland Hills, California   age 49
presidential mom  Dorothy Walker Bush
born on 7-1-1901
expired 11-19-1992   age 91
former Connecticut senator (1952-62)  Prescott Sheldon Bush Sr.   Dorothy's husband; father of former president George Bush & grandfather of Dubyuh
born on 5-15-1895 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 10-8-1972 in New York, New York   age 77
 Prescott Sheldon Bush Jr.   brother of George Herbert Walker Bush
born on 8-10-1922 in Portland, Maine, United State of America
expired 6-23-2010 in Hingham, Massachusetts   age 87
   Contest Selectors
2005TMD4.3%

 Robin Bush   daughter/sister of future presidents
born on --1950
expired ??-??-1953   age 3   cause: leukemia
founder of the National Defense Research Committee  Vannevar Bush   in a 1945 Atlantic Monthly article titled As We Think he described a device called a memex (sort of like a personal web server), a foreshadowing of hypertext/media concepts and the World Wide Web; a co-founder of Raytheon
born on 3-11-1890 in Everett, Massachusetts
expired 6-28-1974 in Belmont, Massachusetts   age 84   cause: pneumonia; complications from stroke
murder victim  Wendy R. Bush   last seen outside of MSU dormitory (Case Hall)
born on --1957 in Saint Louis, Michigan
expired 6-??-1979 in Michigan   age 22   cause: murdered
silent screen actor  Francis Xavier Bushman
born on 1-10-1883 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 8-23-1966 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 83
1976 Reuben Award winner Nancy cartoonist  Ernest Paul "Ernie" Bushmiller Jr.   received the 1976 Reuben Award
born on 8-23-1905 in the Bronx, New York, New York
expired 8-15-1982 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 76   cause: heart attack; Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH7.7%

inventor  David Bushnell   during the Revolutionary War created The Turtle, and early submarine; moved to Georgia and became a professor under the name "David Bush"
born on --1740 in West Saybrook, Connecticut
expired ??-??-1826 in Georgia   age 86
binocular seller  David Pearsall Bushnell   founded Bushnell Optical Corp.; a distant relative of the Revolutionary War submarine maker
born on 3-31-1913 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 3-24-2005 in Laguna Beach, California   age 91   cause: non-Hodgkins lymphoma
What you lookin' at, fool? super-geezer  Anitica Butariu
born on 6-17-1882
expired 11-21-1997   age 115
musher  Susan Howlet Butcher   four-time winner of the Iditarod (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990)
born on 12-26-1954 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 8-5-2006 in Seattle, Washington   age 51   cause: leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2006LMLD, QKU, TBC10.0%
   Scored 8.0250 points

 Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt   shared the 1939 Nobel chemistry prize
born on 3-24-1903 in Bremerhaven-Wesermünde, Germany
expired 1-18-1955 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 51
tenor saxophonist  Samuel Butera
born on 8-17-1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 6-3-2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 81   cause: pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
AKS: Sam Butera
 Mary Butina   survivor of Christmas Eve 1913 panic stampede that killed 74 mostly women & children in Calumet Michigan's Italian Hall
born on 2-26-1905
expired 12-??-1983 in Braddock, Pennsylvania   age 78
 Charles Dawson "Daws" Butler   voice of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Elroy Jetson, Captain Crunch, ...
born on 11-16-1916 in Toledo, Ohio
expired 5-18-1988 in Beverly Hills, California   age 71   cause: heart attack; pneumonia; stroke
physicist  Clifford Charles Butler   co-discovered the K-meson (kaon) (1946/7)
born on 5-20-1922
expired 6-30-1999   age 77
movie director  David W. Butler   directed futuristic Just Imagine (1930), The Littlest Rebel (1935), Captain January (1936), White Fang (1936), The Little Colonel (1936), Kentucky (1938) & The Road to Morocco (1942) & Camp Runamuck tv episodes (1965)
born on 12-17-1894 in San Francisco, California
expired 6-14-1979 in Arcadia, California   age 84   cause: heart failure
radio pioneer  Frank E. Butler   co-inventor, with Lee DeForest, of the Audion tube
expired 1-6-1948 in Toledo, Ohio   age 70
San Diego Chargers general manager  John Butler   former G.M. of Buffalo Bills (1993-2000)
born on 8-13-1946 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-11-2003 in San Diego, California   age 56   cause: lymphoma; lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003JL5.6%
   Scored 9.4000 solo points

Tenessee state senator  John Washington Butler   clerk of the Round Lick Association of Primitive Baptists; wrote anti-evolution law in early 1925 that was the basis for the "Monkey Trial"
expired 9-24-1952 in Lafayette, Tennessee   age 76   cause: complications from injuries sustained in fall
Marion changes her first disposable diaper — the "boater" frustrated baby-changer  Marion O'Brien Donovan Butler   invented the disposable diaper (1946)
born on 10-15-1917 in South Bend, Indiana
expired 11-4-1998 in New York, New York   age 81
Columbia University president  Nicholas Murray Butler   was the losing Republican 1912 vice-presidential candidate; shared the 1931 Nobel peace prize
born on 4-2-1862 in Elizabeth, New Jersey
expired 12-7-1947 in New York, New York   age 85
science fiction author  Octavia Estelle Butler   recipient of two Hugo Awards, two Nebula Awards & a 1995 MacArthur Foundation grant
born on 6-22-1947 in Pasadena, California
expired 2-24-2006 in Lake Forest Park, Washington   age 58   cause: complications from fall; hypertension
former aerospace engineer  Richard Girnt Butler   founder of the Aryan Nations neo-Nazi sect
born on 2-23-1918 in Bennett, Colorado
expired 9-8-2004 in Hayden, Idaho   age 86   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2003PCD5.6%
2004PCD5.6%
   Scored 6.4000 solo points

writer/satirist  Samuel Butler   author of The Way of All Flesh (posthumously; 1903) which contained the famous statement It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all & a collection of his writings Notebooks (published in 1912)
born on 12-4-1835 in Langar, Nottinghamshire, England
expired 6-18-1902 in London, England   age 66   cause: consumption
jazz guitarist  William "Billy" Butler
born on 12-15-1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 3-20-1991   age 66
actor  Merritt Butrick   played Jim Kirk's son David Marcus in two Star Trek movies
born on 9-3-1959 in Gainesville, Florida
expired 3-12-1989 in Los Angeles, California   age 29   cause: brain cancer; AIDS
AKS: Merrit Meritt Merit Buttrick
 Jack Butt   inventor of automobile luggage rack
expired ??-??-19??   age
actor  Red Buttons   was the act on stage when the NYPD raided (and closed) the last Minsky burlesque house; won 1957 Best Supporting Actor oscar for Sayonara; had novelty hit with The Ho Ho Song (not about Hostess cake rolls)
¤born: Aaron Chwatt 
born on 2-5-1919 in New York, New York
expired 7-13-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 87   cause: vascular disease
   Contest Selectors
1979JH7.7%
2000KLS14%
2001KLS, NFG25%
2002MORB9.1%
2003JEDS, KLS11.1%
2004ABRA, ADWC, KLS, NFG, RAVN, RIE33.3%
2005ADWC, BYE, KLS, NFG, QKU, RAVN, RIE, TMD34.8%
2006ADWC, BYE, DTH, KLS, NFG, QKU, RAVN, RIE, 4GUE30.0%
   Scored 3.8098 points

Gene Autry sidekick & close personal friend of Arnold Ziffel, actor  Maxwell Emmett "Pat" Buttram   played Eustace Haney on Green Acres
born on 6-19-1915 in Addison, Alabama
expired 1-8-1994 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: kidney failure
architect  Alfred Mosher Butts   inventor of Scrabble
born on 4-13-1899 in Poughkeepsie, New York
expired 4-4-1993 in Rhinebeck, New York   age 93
seamstress  Evelyn T. Butts   early 1960's challenger to poll tax; won in Supreme Court
born on 5-22-1924
expired 3-11-1993   age 68
former University of Gerogia football coach (1939-60)  James Wallace "Wally Butts
born on 2-7-1905 in Milledgeville, Georgia
expired 12-17-1973 in Athens, Georgia   age 68   cause: heart attack while jogging
Nixon Agriculture Secretary  Earl Lauer Butz   got sacked for telling "offensive" jokes
born on 7-3-1909 in Albion, Indiana
expired 2-2-2008 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 98
   Contest Selectors
1979JH, MM15.4%
1980HA, JH, MM18.8%
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI, MJ, RR16.7%
2005ANG, CSI, RR13.0%
2006ANG, CSI, RR10.0%
2007ANG, RR6.5%
2008OIE, RPRM, RR9.4%
   Scored 3.3250 points

AKS: Buttz Buts Butts
physicist & Vietnamese  Prince Buu Hoi   did cancer research; cousin of Bao Dai
expired 1-28-1972 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 55   cause: cancer
smokable cocaine expert Dr.  Robert Byck   did research on the chemical effects of THC, freebased coca paste & MSG on the human body
born on 4-26-1933 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 8-9-1999 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 66   cause: stroke
an example of Mr. Byers handiwork barn painter  Clark Byers   traveled the countryside painting SEE ROCK CITY on the side of barns (1937-67)
born on 1-25-1915 in Flat Rock, Alabama
expired 2-17-2004 in Trenton, Georgia   age 89   cause: complications following heart attack
actress  Spring Byington
born on 10-17-1893 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
expired 9-7-1971 in Hollywood, California   age 77   cause: cancer
jazz guitarist  Charlie Byrd
born on 9-16-1925 in Chuckatuck, Virginia
expired 12-1-1999 in Annapolis, Maryland   age 74   cause: cancer
jazz bassist  Gene Herbert "Joe" Byrd   performed with his brother Charlie
born on 5-21-1933 in Chuckatuck, Suffolk County, Virginia
expired 3-6-2012 in Edgewater, Maryland   age 78   cause: car crash
aviator, polar explorer, Rear Admiral  Richard Evelyn Byrd   first to fly over the North Pole (with Floyd Bennett) on 5/9/1926
born on 10-25-1888 in Winchester, Virginia
expired 3-11-1957 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 68
Bob, wearing his official U.S. Senate/KKK uniform West Virginia senator (1959-2010)  Robert Carlyle Byrd   was proclaimed a KKK "Exalted Cyclops" (perhaps for his masterful manipulation of the wriggling one-eyed trouser trout)
¤born: Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr. 
born on 11-20-1917 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United State of America
expired 6-28-2010 in Fairfax, Virginia   age 92
   Contest Selectors
2002RAVN9.1%
2005SPIT4.3%
2006BONY, TFM6.7%
2007BOD, BONY, JCM, RIE, RPRM, TFM19.4%
2008BOD, GAS, JCM, OED, RIE, RPRM, TWOS21.9%
2009BOD, DFFC, GAS, JCM, MoFa, OED, RIE, RPRM, TWOS30.0%
2010ADWC, BOD, CSI, DFFC, GAS, JCM, MORB, NFG, PCD, RAVN, RIE, RPRM, RR, TWOS, WEP, XXX59.3%
   Scored 3.3001 points

AKS: Bird Berd Burd
former U-D Mercy & Northwestern U college basketball coach  Ricky A. Byrdsong
born on 6-24-1956
expired 7-2-1999 in Skokie, Illinois   age 43   cause: shot to death in drive-by shooting
AKS: Birdsong
Federal district judge  William Matthew Byrne Jr.   presided over the Pentagon Papers trial of Ellsberg & Russo
born on 9-3-1930 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-12-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 75   cause: pulmonary fibrosis
actress  Kathleen Elizabeth Byron   starred in Black Narcissus as Sister Ruth (1947) & played Private Ryan's mother in Saving Private Ryan (1998)
¤born: Kathleen Elizabeth Fell 
born on 1-11-1921 in London, England
expired 1-18-2009   age 88

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