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©2011 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 12-3-2011 at 05:26 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

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
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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
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
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
   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

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

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
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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

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
2002DTM, JAC18.2%
2003CSI, DTM, JEDS, KOHD, PCD27.8%
2004ABRA, ANG, CSI, DTM, PCD, RIE, RR38.9%
   Scored 3.0098 points

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
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
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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
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
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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
   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
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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
   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
   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

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
   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
2003MB, PCD11.1%
2004LMLD, PCD11.1%
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

"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

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