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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
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 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
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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

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