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actor  Bruce Cabot   played Jack Driscoll, First Officer of The Venture & Fay Wray's human love interest in King Kong (1931); played Burt Saxby in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
¤born: Etienne Pelissier Jacques de Bujac 
born on 4-20-1904 in Carlsbad, New Mexico
expired 5-3-1972 in Woodland Hills, California   age 68   cause: lung cancer
product designer  Petra Cabot   her most famous design: the Skotch Kooler (1952)
¤born: Emma Mearns 
born on 2-21-1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-13-2006 in Woodstock, New York   age 99
rotund actor  Sebastian Cabot   played the crime solving musicologist Mr. French on Family Affair tv series
born on 7-6-1918 in London, England
expired 8-23-1977 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada   age 59   cause: stroke
Brazilian poet  João Cabral de Melo Neto
born on 1-9-1920 in Recife, Brazil
expired 10-9-1999 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   age 79   cause: "a long illness"
songwriter  Carlos Cachaça   popularized the samba; founded the Mangueira Samba School and Recreation Society in 1928; wrote Dawn, Clothide and I Don't Want to Love Anyone
¤real name: Carlos Moreira de Castro 
born on 8-2-1902 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
expired 8-16-1999 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   age 97
movie director  Michael Cacoyannis   directed Zorba the Greek (1964)
¤born: Mihalis Kakojiannis 
born on 6-11-1922 in Limassol, Cyprus
expired 7-25-2011 in Athens, Greece   age 90
Tornadoes founder  Alan Caddy   had hit with Telstar (1962)
born on 2-2-1940 in London, England
expired 8-16-2000 in London, England   age 60
retired University of Florida professor of medicine & physiology Dr.  James Robert Cade   a nephrologist who led the team that developed Gatorade (1965)
born on 9-26-1927 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 11-27-2007 in Gainesville, Florida   age 80   cause: kidney failure
artist  Paul Cadmus
born on 12-17-1904
expired 12-12-1999 in Weston, Connecticut   age 94
Pulitzer-prize winning San Francisco Chronicle columnist  Herbert Eugene Caen   coined term "beatnik" as a pun on "sputnik" in an April 2nd, 1958 column
born on 4-3-1916 in Sacramento, California
expired 2-1-1997 in San Francisco, California   age 80   cause: lung cancer
lyricist  Irving Caesar   wrote words to Tea for Two & Swanee; collaborated with George Gershwin, Oscar Levant and Victor Herbert
born on 7-4-1895 in New York, New York
expired 12-17-1996 in New York, New York   age 101
Roman dictator (49 to 44 BC)  Julius Caesar   reformed the Roman Calendar: the month of Quintilis was renamed Julius (July) by the Senate in 46 BC; member of the first ruling Triumvirate with Crassus and Pompey; assassinated by a group led by Brutus on the Ides of March --- "Et tu, Brute?"; adoptive "father" of Augustus (a ploy used regularly by the Roman monarchy to pass down the name, which eventually became a title in and of itself --- "Kaiser", "Czar" being examples); had a son by Cleopatra
born on 7-12-100 BC in Rome, Italy
expired 3-15-44 BC in Rome, Italy   age 56   cause: stabbed to death
hapless auto company executive  Eugene Anthony Cafiero   headed Chrysler in early 1970s when it was about to crash and burn (replaced by Iacocca); then went on to be president of the DeLorean Motor Company (another crash and burn scenario)
born on 6-13-1926 in New York, New York
expired 12-8-2003 in Naples, Florida   age 77   cause: pancreatic cancer
avante-gard "composer"  John Milton Cage Jr.
born on 9-5-1912 in Los Angeles, California
expired 8-12-1992   age 79
actor  James Francis Cagney Jr.   won Best Actor oscar for playing George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy
born on 7-17-1899 in New York, New York
expired 3-30-1986   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, JW, MS, RR30.8%
1980 DO, DW, EB, JH, JW, RR37.5%

IRA commander  Joseph "Joe" Cahill   an honory Sinn Fein vice president
born on 5-19-1920 in Belfast, Northern Ireland
expired 7-23-2004 in Belfast, Northern Ireland   age 84   cause: aesbestosis
first Miss America  Margaret Gorman Cahill   Washington D.C. teenager; won title on the beach when contest was known as the Inter-City Beauty Contest
born on 8-18-1905 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 10-15-1995 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 90
lyricist  Sammy Cahn   nominated 23 times for Best Song oscar; won 4 times for: Three Coins in the Fountain (1954; music by Jule Styne; movie: Three Coins in the Fountain); All The Way (1957; music by Jimmy Van Heusen; movie: The Joker is Wild); High Hopes (1959; music by Jimmy Van Heusen; movie: Hole In the Head); and Call Me Irresponsible (1963; music by Jimmy Van Heusen; movie: Papa's Delicate Condition)
¤born: Samuel Cohen 
born on 6-18-1913 in New York, New York
expired 1-15-1993 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: heart failure
former newspaperman  D. Jamison Cain   coined the term ZIP Code to describe the post office's Zonal Improvement Plan (1963)
born on 1-1-1926 in Sumter, South Carolina
expired 4-12-2010 in Arlington, Virginia   age 84
newspaperman & author  James Mallahan Cain   wrote The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934), Double Indemnity (1936) & Mildred Pierce (1941)
¤sobriquet: "The Poet of the Potboiler" 
born on 7-1-1892 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 10-27-1977 in University Park, Maryland   age 85   cause: heart attack
former Detroit Tiger pitcher  Robert Max "Bob" Cain   walked Eddie Gaedel (3'7" pinch-hitter) on 4 straight pitches in an August 19, 1951 double-header with the St.Louis Browns
born on 10-16-1924 in Longford, Kansas
expired 4-7-1997 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 72   cause: cancer
actor  Howard Caine   played Gestapo Major Hochstedder on Hogan's Heroes (1967-71)
¤born: Howard Cohen 
born on 1-2-1928 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 12-28-1993 in North Hollywood, California   age 67
Andrea Doria ship captain  Piero Calamai   zigged when he should have zagged July 25, 1956 off Nantucket
expired 4-9-1972 in Genoa, Italy   age 75
artist  Randolph Caldecott   noted illustrator of children's books; namesake of Medal awarded annually since 1938
born on 3-22-1846 in Chester, CHeshire, England
expired 2-12-1886 in Saint Augustine, Florida   age 39
AKS: Randolf Caldecot
NASA astronaut  Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro   never made it into space
born on 6-12-1958 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
expired 10-3-2009 in Galveston, Texas   age 51   cause: brain cancer
artist  Alexander Calder   inventor of the moving scupture "mobile" and outdoor "stabile"
born on 7-22-1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-11-1976 in New York, New York   age 78
 Louisa James Calder   widow of sculptor Alexander Calder
born on 2-19-1905
expired 8-6-1996   age 91
former Venezuelan president  Rafael Antonio Caldera
born on --1916 in Yaracuy State, Venezuela
expired 12-24-2009 in Caracas, Venezuela   age 93
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in April 1970 Dr.  Mary Steichen Calderone   promoter of human sexuality
born on 7-1-1904 in New York, New York
expired 10-24-1998 in Longwood, Pennsylvania   age 94
playwright  Erskine Preston Caldwell   wrote Tobacco Road (1932) & God's Little Acre (1933)
born on 12-17-1903 in Moreland, Georgia
expired 4-11-1987 in Paradise Valley, Arizona   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

attorney  James Hamilton Caldwell Jr.   a member of the team that prosecuted J.W. Milam & Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till in 1955
born on --1898
expired ??-??-1962   age 64   cause: drowned
author  Janet Miriam Taylor Holland Caldwell   wrote Testimony of Two Men (1968) & Captains and the Kings (1972)
¤Mrs. William Robert Prestie 
born on 9-7-1900 in Manchester, England
expired 8-30-1985 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS7.7%

opera orchestra conductor  Sarah Caldwell
born on 3-6-1924 in Maryville, Missouri
expired 3-23-2006 in Portland, Maine   age 82   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
1980 EK6.3%

Swingin' Medallion singer/saxophonist  Steve Caldwell   performed on band's big hit Double Shot (of my baby's love)
born on 11-22-1947
expired 1-28-2002 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 54   cause: pancreatic cancer
singer  Toy T. Caldwell Jr.   with the Marshall Tucker band
born on 11-13-1947
expired 2-25-1993   age 45
actor  Louis Calhern   played Ambassador Trentino in Duck Soup (1933)
¤real name: Carl Henry Vogt 
born on 2-19-1895 in New York, New York
expired 5-12-1956 in Nara, Japan   age 60   cause: heart attack
Monroe Secretary of War (1817-25), J.Q. Adams vice president (1825-29) and Jackson vice president (1829-32)  John Caldwell Calhoun
born on 3-18-1782 in Calhoun Mills, South Carolina
expired 3-31-1850 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 68
cowboy actor  Rory Calhoun   starred in The Texan tv series (1598-60); a friend of A.C. Lyles and DeForest Kelley
¤born: Francis Timothy McCown
 given screen name "Rory" by David O. Selznick
 nickname: "Smoky" 
born on 8-8-1922 in Los Angeles, California
expired 4-28-1999 in Burbank, California   age 76   cause: emphysema & diabetes
"rotund former pro wrassler  William "Bill" Calhoun
¤aka: "Haystack Calhoun
born on 5-19-1933
expired 12-7-1989   age 56   cause: complications from diabetes
former Pittsburgh mayor (1977-88)  Richard S. Caliguiri
born on 10-20-1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 5-6-1988   age 56
AKS: Caliguri
third Roman Emperor  Caligula   son of Germanicus, nephew of Claudius, great nephew of Tiberius; the name Caligula means "little boot"; adopted as heir by Tiberius as a joke; an absolute monster ... killed his father, committed incest with his sisters, and more...; assassinated by disgusted senators and army officers
¤full name: Gaius Caesar Germanicus 
born on 8-31-12 in Antium, Latinum, Italy (modern: Anzio)
expired 1-24-41 in Rome, Italy   age 28   cause: assassinated
writer  Hortense Calisher
¤ex-Mrs. Heaton Heffelfinger
Mrs. Curtis Harnack 
born on 12-20-1911 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 1-13-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 97
 Richard W. "Dick" Calkins   started out as a cartoonist for The Detroit Free Press, then was a World War I aviator; afterwards he was an editorial cartoonist for the Chicago American (1919-29) until he co-created the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century daily comic strip (1929) based upon Philip Nowlan's character (1929-47); coined word Zap in strip (1929); wrote Red Ryder comics stories (1950s)
born on --1895 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
expired 5-12-1962 in Tucson, Arizona   age 67
former British prime minister (1976-79)  Leonard James Callaghan   only person to have heald all four high state positions: Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary
¤title: Lord Callaghan of Cardif 
born on 3-27-1912 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
expired 3-26-2005 in East Sussex, England   age 92
   Contest Selectors
2001ROTS12½%
2003COCO, CSI, KOHD, RAVN22.2%
2004ANG, CSI11.1%
2005ANG, CSI, SPIT13.0%
   Scored 3.9250 points

AKS: Calaghan Callahan Calahan
Alabama death row inmate  James Harvey Callahan
¤number 00Z420 
born on 1-6-1947
expired 1-15-2009 in Atmore, Alabama   age 62   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2008OIE, PCD, SPIT9.4%
2009PCD, RAVN6.7%
   Scored 7.5500 points

kangaroo court judge  William Washington Callahan   presiding judge at third Scottsboro trial
born on 6-30-1863 in Lawrence County, Alabama
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
one-time-drummer-turned-comedian  Charlie Callas   provided the voice of Elliot — the second title character in Pete's Dragon (1977)
¤real name: Charles Callias 
born on 12-20-1927 in New York, New York
expired 1-27-2011 in Las Vegas, California   age 83   cause: "natural causes"
   Contest Selectors
2005BYE, SPAM8.7%
2006BYE3.3%
2007BYE3.2%
2008BYE3.1%
2009BYE3.3%
2010BYE3.7%

soprano  Maria Callas   one-time mistress of Aristotle Onassis
¤born: Maria Anna Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulous 
born on 12-3-1923 in New York, New York
expired 9-16-1977 in Paris, France   age 53   cause: heart attack
golf equipment manufacturer  Ely Reeves Callaway   creator of the Big Bertha club (1991)
born on 6-3-1919 in LaGrange, Georgia
expired 7-5-2001 in Rancho Santa Fe, California   age 82   cause: pancreatic cancer
Flirtations member  Michael L. Callen
born on 4-11-1955 in Rising Sun, Indiana
expired 12-27-1993 in New York, New York   age 38
jazz bass player  George S. "Red" Callender
born on 3-6-1916
expired 3-8-1992   age 76
pie company namesake  Marie A. Callender   got started making pies; the pie shop grew into the Marie callender chain (1964)
born on 3-26-1907 in Hopkins, Hennepin County, South Dakota
expired 11-11-1995 in Laguna Hills, California   age 88   cause: cancer
"reefer man" bandleader  Cabell Calloway III
born on 12-25-1907 in Rochester, New York
expired 11-11-1994   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW, MS15.4%
1980 JW6.3%

tv actor  Northern J. Calloway   played David (proprietor of Mr. Hooper's store) on Sesame Street (1972-89)
born on --1948 in New York, New York
expired 1-9-1990 in North Tarrytown, New York   age 41   cause: stomach cancer
journalist & author  June Callwood
born on 6-2-1924 in Belle River, Ontario, Canada
expired 4-14-2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 82   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006LMLD, TBC6.7%
2007DTM3.2%
   Scored 6.8000 solo points

Guinness Book record geezer  Jeanne Louise Calment   van Gogh bought canvas at her father's shop in Arles in 1888
born on 2-21-1875 in Arles, France
expired 8-4-1997 in Arles, France   age 122
roller-derby "bad girl"  Ann Theresa Calvello   skated from the 1940s to the early 2000s
born on 8-1-1929 in Newport, Rhode Island
expired 3-13-2006 in San Bruno, California   age 76   cause: liver cancer
actress  Corinne Calvet
¤born: Corinne Dibos 
born on 4-30-1925 in Paris, France
expired 6-23-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
theologian  John Calvin
¤born: Jean Chauvin 
born on 7-10-1509 in Noyon, France
expired 5-27-1564 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 54
Dr.  Melvin Calvin   was the 1961 Nobel chemistry laureate
born on 4-8-1911 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 1-8-1997 in Berkeley, California   age 85
comedian  Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge   spent early years in Sydney, Nova Scotia; played Detective Gravedigger Jones in Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970); on set playing Idi Amin in Victory at Entebbe when stricken; replaced by Julius Harris
born on 2-26-1933 in New York, New York
expired 11-29-1976 in Burbank, California   age 43   cause: heart attack
America's Black Holocaust Museum founder (1988)  James Cameron   on August 6, 1930 participated in a robbery that eventually led to murder; the next day was hauled out of the Marion Indiana jail and dragged to the county courthouse square where his co-horts had already been lynched; wasn't lynched but did do 4 years in prison for his participation in the inital robbery; he eventually was cleared of involvement in the murder & was pardoned
born on 2-23-1914 in La Crosse, Wisconsin
expired 6-11-2006 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin   age 92   cause: complications from lymphoma
   Contest Selectors
2006RR3.3%
   Scored 5.8000 solo points

AKS: LaCrosse La Cross LaCross
former CBC news anchorman  W. Earl Cameron   hosted The National (1959-66); succeeded by Stanley Burke; his stiff delivery was parodied on SCTV by Eugene Levy's character Earl Camembert
born on 6-12-1915 in Moose Jaw, Saskachewan, Canada
expired 1-13-2005 in Barrie, Ontario, Canada   age 89
computing pioneer  David Caminer   helped to develop the L.E.O. computer (Lyons Electronic Office) for the J. Lyons & COmpany tea shops to do inventory control, payroll, etc. — the world's first business computer (1951)
¤born: David Treisman 
born on 6-26-1915 in London, England
expired 6-19-2008 in London, England   age 92
former baseball 3rd baseman  Kenneth Gene Caminiti   a drug & steroid abuser
born on 4-21-1963 in Hanford, California
expired 10-10-2004 in New York, New York   age 41   cause: drug overdose
   Contest Selectors
2002 JEDS9.1%

folk singer/song writer & comedic character actor  Hamilton Camp Sr.   appeared on two tv shows that were cancelled by the network during their first showing (Turn-On; 1969 & Co-Ed Fever; 1979); provided the voice for a bunch of Smurfs; appeared in Heaven Can Wait (1978), S.O.B. (1981) & Eating Raoul (1982)
¤aka: "Bob Camp" «or» "Hamid Hamilton Camp" 
born on 10-30-1934 in London, England
expired 10-2-2005 in Hancock Park, California   age 70   cause: heart attack; injuries suffered in fall
character actor  Frank Campanella
born on 3-12-1919 in New York, New York
expired 12-30-2006 in San Fernando Valley, California   age 87
former Dodger player  Roy Campanella
born on 11-19-1921 in Homestead, Pennsylvania
expired 6-26-1993   age 71
former L.A. Dodger executive  Al Campanis
born on 11-2-1916
expired 6-21-1998 in Fullerton, California   age 81   cause: coronary artery disease
(probably) last surviving ANZAC Gallipoli veteran  Alec William Campbell   also an accomplished sailor
born on 2-26-1899 in Launceston, Australia
expired 5-16-2002 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia   age 103
former Standard Oil New York (Esso)/Exxon chemical engineer  Donald Lewis Campbell   co-developer of the process of fluid catalytic cracking of large hydrocarbon molecules (1942); shared patents with Homer Z. Martin, Eger V. Murphree & Charles W. Tyson
born on 8-5-1904 in Clinton, Iowa
expired 9-14-2002 in Brick, New Jersey   age 98
former Detroit Tigers general manager  James A. "Jim" Campbell
born on 2-5-1924
expired 10-31-1995   age 71
Consumers Power Co president  James H. Campbell   had the Big Rock Point nuclear plant built near Charlevoix (1963)
born on 10-18-1910 in Jackson, Michigan
expired 1-24-1972 in Jackson, Michigan   age 61   cause: heart attack
blues singer/guitarist  James Milton Campbell
¤nickname: "Little Milton
born on 9-7-1934 in Inverness, Mississippi
expired 8-4-2005 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 70   cause: complications from stroke
sci-fi magazine editor (1938-his death)  John Wood Campbell Jr.   started as editor at Astounding Stories of Super Science; change the magazine's name to Astounding Science Fiction, then, in the 1960s, changed the name again to Analog Science Fiction and Fact; his short story Who Goes There? was the basis for The Thing From Another World (1951)
born on 6-8-1910 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 7-11-1971 in Mountainside, New Jersey   age 61   cause: heart aliment
novelist & tv writer  Robert Wright Campbell   popularized term "La-La Land" for southern California in book In La-La Land We Trust (1986); won 1987 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Junkyard Dog
born on 6-9-1927
expired 9-21-2000 in Carmel, California   age 73
Bill as Koloth character actor  William J. Campbell   played Brett Reno in Love Me Tender (1956), Trelane in original series Star Trek episode The Squire of Gothos and the Klingon Captain Koloth in original series Star Trek episode The Trouble With Tribbles and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Blood Oath; was the first husband of Judith Campbell Exner (1952-58)
born on 10-30-1923 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 4-28-2011 in Woodland Hills, California   age 87
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI, RR11.1%
2005CSI, RR8.7%
2008CSI3.1%
2010CSI3.7%

French novelist  Albert Camus   won 1957 Nobel Prize for literature
born on 11-7-1913 in Mondovi, Algeria
expired 1-4-1960 in Villeneuve-la-Guyard, France   age 46
director  Marcel Camus   directed Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus; 1959); won 1960 oscar for Best Foreign Language film
born on 4-21-1912 in Chappes, France
expired 1-13-1982 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 69
Tejano singer  Laura Canales
born on 8-19-1954 in Kingsville, Texas
expired 4-16-2005 in Corpus Christi, Texas   age 50   cause: pneumonia; gallbladder surgery
General  Wilhelm Canaris   leader of 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler
born on 1-1-1887 in Aplerbeck, Germany
expired 4-9-1944 in Flossenberg, Germany   age 57   cause: hanged
self-important blowhard  Vincent Canby   past drama & movie "critic" for the New York Times
born on 7-27-1924 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-15-2000 in New York, New York   age 76   cause: cancer
writer  Helen Churchill Candee   survived the Titanic sinking
expired 8-23-1949 in New York Harbor, Maine   age 90
former Tonight Show band trumpeter (1972-92)  Secondo "Conti" Candoli   brother of Pete Candoli
born on 7-12-1927 in Mishawaka, Indiana
expired 12-14-2001 in Palm Desert, California   age 74   cause: cancer
AKS: Conte
jazz trumpeter  Walter Joseph "Pete" Candoli   brother of Conti Candoli
born on 6-28-1923 in Mishawaka, Indiana
expired 1-11-2008 in Studio City, California   age 84   cause: prostate cancer
AKS: Conte
subject of 20 Questions interview in August 1989 `Playboy Magazine'subject of 20 Questions interview in May 1982 `Playboy Magazine' with other SCTV cast members rotund actor  John Candy   former SCTV funnyman
born on 10-31-1950
expired 3-4-1994   age 43
author  Elias Canetti   1981 Nobel laureate in literature
born on 7-25-1905 in Rustschuck, Bulgaria
expired 8-14-1994 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 89
retired UofM athletic director (1968-88)  Donald B. Canham   had been the UofM track coach from 1948 to 1968
born on 4-27-1918 in Oak Park, Illinois
expired 5-3-2005 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 87   cause: ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
AKS: Don
1971 Reuben Award winner1946 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Milton Arthur Paul Caniff   created Dickie Dare (1933), Terry & the Pirates (drew it 1934-46) & Steve Canyon (1946-87); two-time Reuben Award winner (1946 & 1971)
born on 2-28-1907 in Hillsboro, Ohio
expired 5-3-1988 in New York, New York   age 81
Texas death row inmate  Rogelio Reyes Cannady   murdered his former cellmate (duh, did he think nobody would connect him with the crime, what with the two of them being locked into the same small area???)
¤#999245 
born on 5-29-1972
expired 5-19-2010 in Huntsville, Texas   age 37   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2009ADWC3.3%
2010OIE3.7%
   Scored 11.3000 solo points

tv producer  Stephen Joseph Cannell   gave us The A-Team, The Rockford Files, Wiseguy, Silk Stalkings & other brainrot
born on 2-5-1941 in Pasadena, California
expired 9-30-2010 in Pasadena, California   age 69   cause: complications from myeloma
former Nevada senator (1959-82)  Howard Walter Cannon
born on 1-26-1912 in Saint George, Utah
expired 3-5-2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 90   cause: congestive heart failure
Trotskyite jailed for violating Smith Act  James P. Cannon   co-founder of U.S. Communist Party (1919); expelled (1928); co-founder of Socialist Workers Party (1938)
born on 2-11-1890 in Rosedale, Kansas
expired 8-21-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 84
Jean Cannon, Hef, Donna Michelle & Diane Stewart at the Miami bunny hutch; photo from the ex-bunny website
(from left to right) Playmate/Bunny Jean Cannon, Hugh Hefner, Playmate Donna Michelle & Bunny Diane Stewart at the Miami Playboy Club
to November 1961 Playmate of Monthto September 1961 Playmate of Month Playboy October 1961 Playmate of Month  Jean M. Cannon
¤married surname: Hanna 
born on 10-5-1941 in Long Island, New York
expired 11-17-2005 in Pembroke Pines, Florida   age 64   cause: cancer
actor  John Donovan Cannon   played Peter B. Clifford on the McCloud tv show
born on 4-24-1922 in Salmon, Idaho
expired 5-20-2005 in Hudson, New York   age 83
AKS: JD J. D. J.D. Canon
Grand Ole Opry star  Sarah Ophelia Cannon
¤born: Sarah Colley
 stage name: "Minnie Pearl
born on 10-25-1912 in Centerville, Tennessee
expired 3-4-1996 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 83   cause: stroke
McDonald's chairman  James Richard Cantalupo
born on 11-14-1943 in Oak Park, Illinois
expired 4-19-2004 in Orlando, California   age 60   cause: heart attack
comic actor  Cantinflas   played the manservant PAssapartoutin Around the World in 80 Days
¤born: Mario Moreno 
born on 8-12-1911 in Mexico City, Mexico
expired 4-20-1993   age 81
Broadway producer  Arthur Cantor   produced A Thousand Clowns (1962)
born on 3-12-1920 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 4-8-2001 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: heart attack
vaudeville comedian  Eddie Cantor   early in career worked mostly in black-face; a co-founder of the Screen Actors Guild & the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
¤real name: Edward Israel Itskowitz
 nicknames: "Izzie" & "Banjo Eyes" 
born on 1-31-1892 in New York, New York
expired 10-10-1964 in Hollywood, California   age 72
Texas death row inmate  Peter Anthony Cantu
¤number 999093 
born on 5-27-1975 in Texas
expired 8-17-2010 in Huntsville, Texas   age 35   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2007OIE3.2%
2010OIE3.7%
   Scored 11.5000 solo points

to next English ruler: Harold I harefootto previous English ruler: EdmundII English King (1016-1035)  Canute   son of Danish king Sweyn Forkbeard; first of the Danish kings of England
¤Old English spelling: Cnut 
born on --995 in Jelling, Denmark
expired 11-12-1035 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England   age 40
early movie cowboy & stuntman  Enos Edward "Yakima" Canutt   second unit director for the chariot race scene in Ben Hur (1959); awarded special oscar in 1966 for creating the profession of stuntman
born on 11-29-1895 in Colfax, Washington
expired 5-24-1986 in Los Angeles, California   age 90
rabid red-bating idealogue  Canwell F. Canwell   as a one-term Washington state rep. (1947-48) needlessly ruined numerous lives and reputations
born on 1-11-1907
expired 4-1-2002 in Spokane, Washington   age 95
former Indian Senator (1945-62)  Homer Earl Capehart   in 1927 founded Capehart Automatic Phonograph Company of America (later merged with Farnsworth Television and Radio); in 1932 founded Packard Manufacturing Corp. to make phonograph records
born on 6-6-1897 in Algiers, Indiana
expired 9-3-1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 82
author/playwright  Karel Capek   wrote 1920 play R.U.R. ("Rossum's Universal Robots") that introduced the term robot (his brother Joseph actually coined the term)
born on 1-9-1890 in Malé Svatonovice, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
expired 12-24-1938 in Prague, Czechoslovakia   age 48
son of Scarface  Albert Francis "Sonny" Capone   was a Miami restauranteur for many years; copped a plea to misdemeanor shoplifting (1965)
¤surname changed to "Brown" (1965) 
born on 12-4-1918 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-8-2004 in Cool, El Dorado County, California   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2006NFG
2007NFG
2008NFG

Chicago mobster  Alphonse Capone
¤aka: Scarface 
born on 1-17-1899 in Naples, Italy
expired 1-25-1947 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 48   cause: heart failure; paresis; syphilis
Chicago gangster  Ralph Capone   Al's brother
born on 1-12-1894
expired 11-22-1974 in Hurley, Wisconsin   age 80
subject of 20 Questions interview in December 1980 `Playboy Magazine'interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in March 1968 author  Truman Streckfus Capote   wrote In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's
¤born: Truman Streckfus Persons 
born on 9-30-1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 8-25-1984 in Los Angeles, California   age 59   cause: multiple drug intoxications; liver disease; phlebitis
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, HFS, MSRR, VM38.5%
1980 DW, HA, VA18.8%

super-geezer  Maria Esther de Capovilla   had been identified by the Guinness Book as the worlds ("documented") oldest person
born on 9-14-1889 in Guayaquill, Ecuador
expired 8-27-2006 in Guayaquill, Ecuador   age 116   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2006BYE, KLS, QKU, RR, SPIT, WEP20.0%
   Scored 0.9781 points

1947 Reuben Award winnerinterviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in December 1965 cartoonist  Al Capp   created/drew the L'il Abner strip (1934-77); received the 1947 Reuben Award
¤born: Alfred Gerald Caplin 
born on 9-28-1909 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 11-5-1979 in South Hampton, New Hampshire   age 70   cause: emphysema
to next Pope: Pius IXto previous Pope: Pius VIII Catholic Church leader (1831-1846)  Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari   elected 255th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church 1831
¤Pope Gregory XVI 
born on 9-8-1765 in Belluno, Venetian Territory, Italy
expired 6-9-1846 in Rome, Italy   age 80
director  Frank Capra   directed It Happened One Night (1934;oscar), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936;oscar), Lost Horizon (1937), You Can't Take it With You (1938;oscar), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) & Its A Wonderful Life (1946)
born on 5-18-1897 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy
expired 9-3-1991   age 94
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, MS15.4%
1980 DO, JW12.5%

actress  Anna Capri   did a lot of episodic tv in the 1950s & 60s
¤aka: 'Ahna Capri"
born: Anna Marie Nanasi 
born on 7-6-1946 in Budapest, Hungary
expired 8-19-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 64   cause: removed from life support; coma; car crash
AKS: Anha
actress  Capucine
born on 1-6-1923 in Toulon, France
expired 3-17-1990   age 67   cause: suicide; jump from 8th floor window
Italian movie actress  Flora Carabella   widow of Marcello Mastroianni
born on 2-15-1926 in Rome, Italy
expired 4-19-1999 in Rome, Italy   age 73   cause: bone cancer
to next Pope: Pius IVto previous Pope: Marcellus II Catholic Church leader (1555-1559)  Giovanni Pietro Caraffa   elected 224th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church May 23, 1555
¤Pope Paul IV 
born on 6-28-1476 in Benevento, Italy
expired 8-18-1559 in Rome, Italy   age 83
troubled fashion model  Gia Marie Carangi
born on 1-29-1960
expired 11-18-1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 26   cause: AIDS
5-time U.S. billiards champion  James "Jimmy" Caras   won in 1936, 1938, 1939, 1949 & 1967
born on 12-17-1908 in Scranton, Pennsylvania
expired 12-3-2002 in Jacksonville, Florida   age 93
former ASPCA president (1991-99)  Roger A. Caras
born on 5-24-1928 in Methuen, Massachusetts
expired 2-18-2001 in Towson, Maryland   age 72   cause: complications from heart attack
Cubs announce  Harry Caray
¤born: Harry Christopher Carabina 
born on 3-14-1919 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 2-18-1998 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 78   cause: cardiac arrest
Cardinal  John Joseph Carberry
born on 7-31-1904 in New York, New York
expired 6-17-1998 in Kirkwood, Missouri   age 93
film preservationist  James G. Card   founded the Department of Film at the George Eastman House of Photography (1948); co-founder of the Telluride Film Festival (1974)
born on 10-25-1915 in Shaker Heights, Ohio
expired 1-16-2000 in Syracuse, New York   age 84
former Mexican president (1934-40) Gen.  Lázaro Cárdenas   nationalized Mexican oil industry (forming PEMEX)
born on 5-21-1895 in Jiquilpan, Michoacan, Mexico
expired 10-19-1970 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 75
cinematographer & director  Jack Cardiff   received honorary oscar for photographing many movies, including The Red Shoes (1948), The African Queen (1951), Fanny (1961) & Conan the Destroyer (1984); directed Smell-O-Vision opus Scent of Mystery (1960)
¤born: John J.G. Gran 
born on 9-18-1914 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
expired 4-22-2009 in Ely, England   age 94
   Contest Selectors
2003 CSI, MB11.1%
2004LMLD5.6%
2006LMLD3.3%
2007OIE3.2%
2008OIE3.1%
2009LMLD3.3%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

Dr.  José Miró Cardona   Castro's first Premier for 3 months in 1959; broke with Castro in 1961 & defected to U.S.
expired 8-10-1974 in San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico   age 71   cause: heart attack
former newspaper editor  William Joseph "Bill" Cardoso   went independent, wirting for a variety of publications; it was on one of his assignments that he met Hunter S. Thompson; he later coined a term when he described Thompson's writing style as "gonzo"; author of "The Maltese Sangweech and other Heroes"
born on 9-24-1937 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 2-26-2006 in Kelseyville, California   age 68   cause: heart failure; pneumonia
World War II Brazilian Field Marshall  Waldemar Levy Cardozo
born on 12-4-1900 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil
expired 5-13-2009 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil   age 108
   Contest Selectors
2008RPRM3.1%
2009RPRM3.3%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (one to be exact)

AKS: Cardoso
author  Giosuè Alessandro Guiseppe Carducci   was the 1906 Nobel prize winner for literature
born on 7-27-1835 in Val di Castello, Italy
expired 2-16-1907 in Bologna, Italy   age 71
AKS: Giosue
 Michelle Carew   Rod's daughter
expired 4-16-1996   age 18   cause: cardiac failure; acute non-lymphocytic leukemia
actor  Edward Macdonald Carey
born on 3-15-1913 in Sioux City, Iowa
expired 3-21-1994   age 81
"cheap" child  Ernestine Gilbreth Carey   co-wrote Cheaper By The Dozen about growing up in a brood of 12 (1948)
born on 4-4-1908
expired 11-4-2006 in Fresno, California   age 98
   Contest Selectors
2004KLS5.6%
2005KLS4.3%
2006KLS3.3%
   Scored 5.2000 solo points

character actor  Harry Carey Sr.
¤born: Henry Dewitt Carey II 
born on 1-16-1878 in New York, New York
expired 9-21-1947 in Brentwood, California   age 69
former N.Y. governor (1975-82)  Hugh Leo Carey
born on 4-11-1919 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 8-7-2011 in Shelter Island, Long Island, New York   age 92
Hall-of-Fame Pittsburg outfielder  Max Carey   held record for stolen bases for many years
¤born: Maximilian Carnarius 
born on 1-11-1890 in Terre Haute, Indiana
expired 5-30-1976 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 85
actor  Philip Carey   appeared on One Life to Live as Asa Buchanan
¤born: Eugene Joseph Carey 
born on 7-15-1925 in Hackensack, New Jersey
expired 2-6-2009 in New York, New York   age 83   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2007RAVN3.2%
2008LMLD, RAVN6.3%
2009LMLD, RAVN6.7%
   Scored 5.4500 points

character actor  Ron Carey   played Officer Levitt on the Barney Miller sitcom
¤real name: Ronald Cicenia 
born on 12-11-1935 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 1-16-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 71   cause: stroke
former UPS driver  Ronald Robert Carey   got himself elected as president of the teamsters union, then turned into Sgt. Schultz (saw nothing, heard nothing when aides ran amok); had his re-election bid overturned by the Feds
born on 3-22-1936 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 12-11-2008 in Queens, New York, New York   age 72   cause: lung cancer
country singer  Henson Cargill   had 1968 hit with Skip a Rope
born on 2-5-1941 in Oklahoma, City, Oklahoma
expired 3-24-2007 in Oklahoma, City, Oklahoma   age 66   cause: complications from surgery
character actor  Leo Antonio Carillo   played Pancho, the Cisco Kid's sidekick
born on 8-6-1881 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-10-1961 in Santa Monica, California   age 81   cause: cancer
noted 1960s Egyptian belly dancer  Tahia Carioca   married 14 times
¤born: Abla Mohammed Karim 
born on --1920 in Cairo, Egypt
expired 9-20-1999 in Cairo, Egypt   age 79   cause: heart attack
ad agency slogan writer  Bogart Carlaw   wrote Umm, Umm, Good for Campbells Soup & Lucky Strike Green has gone to war
born on 3-28-1904 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 2-12-1979 in Mount Kisco, New York   age 74   cause: pneumonia
pianist & big band leader  Frankie Carle   co-wrote Sunrise Serenade
¤real name: Francis N. Carlone 
born on 3-25-1903 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 3-7-2001 in Mesa, Arizona   age 97
St. Louis "Gashouse Gang" pitcher  James Otto "Tex" Carleton
born on 9-18-1906 in Comanche, Texas
expired 1-11-1977 in Fort Worth, Texas   age 70
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in October 2005interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in January 1982 comedian  George Denis Carlin   the Supreme Court said he couldn't speak 7 dirty words on the radio or tv
born on 5-12-1937 in New York, New York
expired 6-22-2008 in Santa Monica, California   age 71   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2005HH, QKU, SPAM13.0%
2006QKU3.3%
2007QKU3.2%
2008QKU3.1%
   Scored 7.9000 solo points

AKS: Dennis
radio announcer  Phillips Carlin   original host of radio version of Queen for a Day
born on 6-30-1894
expired 8-27-1971 in New York, New York   age 77   cause: heart attack
game show producer  Steven Roy Carlin   executive producer of the $64,000 Question, $64,000 Challenge & the syndicated $128,000 Question (1976-78); developed Rootie Kazootie kiddie show (1950-54); wrote comic strip Happy the Humbug
born on 2-27-1919 in New York, New York
expired 2-4-2003 in New York, New York   age 83   cause: pneumonia; complications from Alzheimer's disease
actor  Thomas A. Carlin
born on 12-10-1928 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-6-1991 in New Rochelle, New York   age 62   cause: heart failure
physicist  Chester Floyd Carlson   inventor of xerography back when the company he worked for was known as Haloid Corporation
born on 2-8-1906 in Seattle, Washington
expired 9-19-1968 in New York, New York   age 62
TGIFriday founder  Curtis LeRoy Carlson   created the Gold Bond Stamp Co. (1938)
born on 7-9-1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 2-19-1999 in Minnetonka, Minnesota   age 84
actor  Richard Carlson   protagonist in Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) and The Magnetic Monster
born on 4-29-1912 in Albert Lea, Minnesota
expired 11-25-1977 in Encino, California   age 65   cause: complications from cerebral hemorrhage
lawyer  Caleb Sidney Carlton   part of Bryant & Milam's defense "dream team" at their trial for the murder of Emmett Till; past president of the Mississippi Bar Association (1962-63)
born on 11-26-1915 in New Albany, Mississippi
expired 6-??-1966   age 50
AKS: C Sidney Sydney Carleton Carltun
character actor  Robert Richard Carlyle   played Rezin Bowie in The Iron Mistress (1952) & Lt. Karl Jaeger in the original Star Trek series episode The Squire of Gothos (1967)
born on 3-20-1914 in Saint Catherines, Ontario, Canada
expired 11-15-2009 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 95
singer  Gretchen Gayle Carman   was doing the tv weathercasts for WUHQ-tv in Battle Creek in 1971
¤née: Dreger
aka: "Kelly Wright" 
born on 1-10-1949
expired 7-6-2001 in Delton, Michigan   age 52   cause: cancer
"9-foot" 500 pound circus giant  Eddie Carmel
born on --1936 in Tel Aviv, Palestine
expired 7-30-1972 in New York, New York   age 36   cause: glandular disease
character actor  Roger Charles Carmel   voice of Smokey the Bear on tv; played Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd on Star Trek
born on 9-27-1932 in New York, New York
expired 11-10-1986 in Hollywood, California   age 54   cause: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
song writer  Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael   wrote Stardust (1927; with Michael Parish) & Georgia On My Mind (1930)
born on 11-22-1899 in Bloomington, Indiana
expired 12-27-1981 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 82   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD, DH12.5%

original & best Lord Peter Wimsey actor  Ian Gillett Carmichael   also portrayed Bertie Wooster
born on 6-18-1920 in Kensington-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England
expired 2-5-2010 in Esk Valley, North Yorkshire, England   age 89
Missouri governor (1993-2000)  Melvin Eugene Carnahan   died while campaigning for U.S. senate
born on 2-11-1934 in Birch Tree, Missouri
expired 10-16-2000 in Barnhart, Missouri   age 66   cause: plane crash
French film director  Marcel Albert Carné   made Les Enfants du Paradis and Le Jour Se Leve
born on 8-18-1909 in Paris, France
expired 10-31-1996 in Clamart, France   age 87
teacher of public speaking  Dale Carnegie   wrote How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936)
born on 11-24-1888 in Maryville, Missouri
expired 11-1-1955 in New York, New York   age 66
heavyweight boxer (held title 1933-34), wrestler, circus performer  Primo Carnera   appeared in Mighty Joe Young (1949) and Hercules Unchained
born on 10-25-1906 in Sequals, Italy (near Venice)
expired 6-29-1967 in Sequals, Italy   age 60   cause: cirrhosis of the liver
 Arthur William Matthew Carney   played Ed Norton on The Honeymooners; has won 3 Emmys & an oscar (1974) for Harry and Tonto
born on 11-4-1918 in Mount Vernon, New York
expired 11-9-2003 in Chester, Connecticut   age 85
   Contest Selectors
1979YJ7.7%
1980BB, BD, DH, DW, EB, EK, JH, JW50.0%
2000KLS14%
2001 KLS12½%
2002CMH, DTM, RAVN27.3%
2003KLS, KOHD, RAVN, TAP22.2%
   Scored 4.3125 points

WOR radio kiddie show host (1928-47)  Don Carney   an apocryphal story has Don, thinking the microphone was dead at the end of a program, saying "that ought to told the little bastards" (it never happened - just another urban legend); ended career as a radio disc jocket at WKAT (Miami)
¤real name: Howard Rice
aka: "Uncle Don 
expired 1-14-1954 in Miami, Florida   age 57   cause: heart attack
actor  Morris Carnovsky
born on 9-5-1897 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 9-1-1992   age 94
Enola Gay tail gunner & photographer  George R. "Bob" Caron   photographed the mushroom cloud rising after they nuked Hiroshima
born on 10-31-1919
expired 6-3-1995 in Denver, Colorado   age 75   cause: pneumonia
Broadway actress  Constance Carpenter
born on 4-19-1904 in Bath, Somerset, England
expired 12-26-1992 in New York, New York   age 88   cause: stroke
retired Lake Casitas (CA) ranger  George J. Carpenter   as a rookie MI Dept. of Public Safety officer participated in early relief efforts at the Bath, Michigan, Consolidated School bombing site
born on 3-11-1906
expired 9-30-2002 in Oakview, California   age 96
anorexic singer  Karen Anne Carpenter
¤Mrs. Thomas J. Burris 
born on 3-2-1950 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 2-4-1983 in Downey, California   age 32   cause: complications from anorexia
agent & movie producer  Allan Carr   produced Grease (1978) and Broadway & movie versions of La Cage aux Folles; agent for Ann-Margret, Peter Sellers, Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Curtis, Dyan Cannon, Joan Rivers; credited with "discovering" Mark Hamill, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steve Guttenberg; one of the creators of the original Playboy Penthouse Television series; produced the 1989 Academy Awards telecast, featuring "Snow White" singing Proud Mary with Rob Lowe (Disney sued)
¤real name: Allan Solomon 
born on 5-27-1937 in Highland Park, Illinois
expired 6-29-1999 in Beverly Hills, California   age 62   cause: liver cancer
Montgomery, Alabama parent  Arlam Carr Sr.   with wife successfully sued on behalf of son to have the Montgomery Public Schools desegregated
born on 10-14-1909
expired 7-13-2005 in Montgomery, Alabama   age 95
Kiss drummer  Eric Carr
¤born Paul Charles Caravello 
born on 7-12-1950 in New York, New York
expired 11-24-1991 in New York, New York   age 41   cause: cancer
soul singer  James Carr
born on 6-13-1942 in Clarksdale, Mississippi
expired 1-7-2001 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 58   cause: cancer
(left to right): Rosa Parks, Dennis Hastert, Johnnie Carr & Tom Daschle civil rights defender  Johnnie Rebecca Daniels Carr   widow of Arlam Carr Sr.; with husband successfully sued the Montgomery, Alabama Public Schools on behalf of their son to force their desegregation (1964); first met Rosa Louise McCauley in the 1920s at Miss White's Industrial School for Girls; worked with her again starting in the 1930s at the local NAACP chapter; had been the (second) president of the Montgomery Improvement Association until her death (this is the group that was founded to organize & manage the 1955/56 bus boycott; she took over from the founder in 1967)
born on 1-26-1911 in Alabama
expired 2-22-2008 in Montgomery, Alabama   age 97   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
2008RR3.1%
   Scored 5.3000 solo points

former Tennessee secretary of state (1941-44 & 45-77)  Joseph Cordell Carr   defendant in Baker v. Carr Supreme Court case (1962; one man-one vote case)
born on 6-20-1907 in Cookeville, Tennessee
expired 10-??-1981 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 74
Beat Generation "muse"  Lucien Carr   while a student at Columbia University knew Ginsberg & Burroughs and Kerouac as well as Neal Cassady; convicted of the 8-14-1944 Boy Scout knife murder of 33 year old David Kammerer but later pardoned (claiming self defense against Kammerer's violent homosexual attack); his post-slammer day job: an editor for the UPI
born on 3-1-1925 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 1-28-2005 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 79   cause: bone cancer
actor  Paul Carr   played Lt. Lee Kelso in the second Star Trek pilot: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966)
born on 2-1-1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 2-17-2006 in Valley Village, California   age 72   cause: lung cancer
Kung Fu actor  David Carradine   was the son of John Carradine; changed his name in the 1950s
¤born: John Arthur Carradine 
born on 12-8-1936 in Hollywood, California
expired 6-3-2009 in Bangkok, Thailand   age 72   cause: auto-erotic asphyxiation; whacking-off in the closet
   Contest Selectors
1979HP7.7%
2005HH4.3%

AKS: Caradine
actor  John Carradine   played Dracula in House of Frankenstein (1944); father of David & Keith
¤real name: Richard Reed Carradine 
born on 2-5-1906 in New York, New York
expired 11-27-1988   age 82
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS7.7%

1912 Nobel medicine laureate  Alexis Carrel   a staunch advocate of eugenics, proposing the use of gas chambers to rid humanity of "inferior stock" (a big hit with the up and coming Nazi elite); part of the collaborationist Vichy government
born on 6-28-1873 in Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, France
expired 11-5-1944 in Paris, France   age 71   cause: heart failure
entertainer  Rudi Carrell   got into serous trouble when he did a parody of Ayatollah Khomeini
¤born: Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar 
born on 12-19-1934 in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
expired 7-7-2006 in Bremen, Germany   age 71   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006WEP3.3%
   Scored 7.9000 solo points

AKS: Wybrand
movie production designer  Edward Carrere   shared oscar for Camelot (1967)
born on 10-13-1906 in Mexico
expired 12-19-1984 in Mission Viejo, California   age
retired doctor  Charles James Carrico   a first-year surgical resident, he was the first doctor to examine JFK following his arrival at Dallas' Parkland Hospital emergency room
born on 4-13-1935
expired 7-25-2002 in Greenbank, Whidbey Island, Washington   age 67   cause: colon cancer
inventor  Willis Haviland Carrier   credited with inventing air conditioning (1906)
born on 11-26-1876 in Angola, New York
expired 10-7-1950 in New York, New York   age 73
former Lawson Products salesman  Louis Leon Carrol   read a story about Pat Nixon that said that her kid's would like a dog — he sent them one just after Labor Day 1952
¤born: Louis Leon Karavoulias 
born on 3-28-1923 in Lynn, Massachusetts
expired 4-3-2006 in Highland Park, Illinois   age 83
AKS: Lewis Carol
businessman/politician/revolutionary  Charles Carroll of Carrollton   at on time had been the richest man in "the colonies"; was the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence
born on 9-19-1737 in Annapolis, Province of Maryland
expired 11-14-1832 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 95
voice actor  Eddie Carroll   uncle of Erika Eleniak; voiced Jiminy Cricket following the death of Cliff Edwards; did a one-man show about Jack Benny
¤born: Eddie Eleniak 
born on 9-5-1933 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
expired 4-8-2010 in Woodland Hills, California   age 76   cause: brain tumor
junkie, punk musician, poet  James Dennis "Jim" Carroll   wrote The Basketball Diaries (1978)
born on 8-1-1950 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 9-11-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 60   cause: heart attack
comedienne  Jean Carroll   was a very popular performer in the 1940s & 1950s; widow of Buddy Howe
¤born: Celine Zeigman
aka: Celine Howe 
born on 1-6-1911 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 1-1-2010 in White Plains, New York   age 98
be-bop vocalist  Joe Carroll
born on 11-25-1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-1-1981 in New York, New York   age 65   cause: heart attack
actor  John Carroll   played lead in several Zorro movies
born on 7-17-1906 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 4-24-1979 in Hollywood, California   age 72   cause: complications from leukemia
actor  Leo G. Carroll   tv's Cosmo Topper; Alexander Waverly on The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
born on 10-18-1892 in Weedon, England
expired 10-16-1972 in Hollywood, California   age 79
author  Lewis Carroll   wrote Alice In Wonderland (1865), it's sequel Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1971) and The Jabberwocky; the original editions were illustrated by John Tenniel
¤real name: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 
born on 1-27-1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England
expired 1-14-1898 in Guildford, Surrey, England   age 65   cause: pneumonia
Munchkin fiddler  Mickey Carroll   he told Dorothy to "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" to Oz
¤born: Michael Finocchiaro 
born on 7-4-1919 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 5-7-2009 in Crestwood, Missouri   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2006PCD3.3%
2007ABRA, PCD6.5%
2008PCD3.1%
2009PCD3.3%
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

I Love Lucy writer  Robert Gordon "Bob" Carroll Jr.
born on 8-12-1918 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
expired 1-27-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 88
farmer/poet  Hayden Carruth   won the 1996 National Book Award for Poetry for his collection of works titled Scambled Eggs and Whiskey
born on 8-3-1921 in Waterbury, Connecticut
expired 9-29-2008 in Munnsville, New York   age 87   cause: complications from strokes
The Whammy hizself tv director & game show creator  William H. "Bill" Carruthers   started in Detroit as director of WXYZ-TV's daily Soupy Sales piefest, moving with the show to California when it went "national"; directed The Dating & Newlywed Games for Chuck Barris; created Press your Luck
born on 9-22-1930 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 3-2-2003 in Burbank, California   age 72   cause: landed on the Big Whammy; complications from stroke
western movie/tv character actor  Eldridge "Kit" Carson
born on 1-15-1909 in Texas
expired 2-11-1978 in Taylor, Texas   age 69   cause: heart attack
Johnny's dad  Homer Carson
born on 10-4-1899 in Nebraska
expired 4-10-1983 in Columbus, Nebraska   age 83
actor / lush  John David Carson   son of western movie/tv actor Eldridge "Kit" Carson; appeared in Pretty Maids all in a Row (as Ponce de Leon Harper; 1971), Falcon Crest (as Jay Spence; 1987-88) & Pretty Woman (as Mark; 1990); purported to have had a serious alcohol addiction that may have contributed to his early demise
¤born: John Franklin Carson 
born on 3-6-1952 in Los Angeles, California
expired 10-27-2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 57
Art Fern and the Tea-Time Movie lady (Johnny Carson and Carol Wayne)interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in December 1967to next `Tonight Show' host: Jay Lenoto previous `Tonight Show' host: Jack Paar former NBC Tonight Show host (1962-92)  John William "Johnny" Carson   hosted Earn Your Vacation (1954) & Who Do You Trust (1957-62) game shows; diagnosed with emphysema (2002)
¤aka: "Art Fern," Tea-Time Movie host 
born on 10-23-1925 in Corning, Iowa
expired 1-23-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: respiratory arrest; emphysema
   Contest Selectors
1979JH, SB15.4%
2002JEDS9.1%
2003ABRA, ANG, GHG, JEDS, RAVN27.8%
2004ABRA, ANG, GHG, RAVN, RIE27.8%
2005ANG, GHG, RIE, SPAM17.4%
   Scored 4.9125 points

former Pittsburgh Steelers coach (1972-77)  Leon H. "Bud" Carson   constructed their "Steel Curtain" defense
born on 4-28-1930 in Freeport, Pennsylvania
expired 12-7-2005 in Sarasota, Florida   age 75   cause: emphysema
biologist and author  Rachel Louise Carson   wrote The Silent Spring about the effects of DDT on the environment (1962)
born on 5-27-1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania
expired 4-14-1964 in Silver Spring, Maryland   age 56   cause: cancer
Johnny's son  Richard Wolcott Carson
expired 6-21-1991   age 39
failed 1970 Nixon Supreme Court nominee  George Harold Carswell
born on 12-22-1919 in Irwinton, Georgia
expired 7-31-1992   age 72
Carter Family singer  Anita Carter   sister of June & Helen
¤born: Ina Anita Carter 
born on 3-31-1933 in Maces Springs, Virginia
expired 7-29-1999 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee   age 66
jazz saxophonist  Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter   won 1963 Grammy for his arrangement of Busted for Ray Charles; wrote Cow Cow Boogie (1942; a hit for the Freddie Slack band & singer Ella Mae Morse); wrote bosa nova hit Only Trust Your Heart
born on 8-8-1907 in New York, New York
expired 7-12-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2002JAC, JL, TMTX27.3%
2003CSI, JL, PCD, TMTX22.2%
   Scored 3.3125 points

presidential mom  Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter
born on 8-15-1898 in Richmond, Georgia
expired 10-30-1983   age 85
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, HA, HFSHP, MS, RR, SBVM61.5%
1980 BB, BD, DH, DR, DW, EB, HA, HP, JH, VA62.5%

jazz vocalist  Betty Carter
born on 3-8-1929
expired 9-26-1998 in New York, New York   age 69   cause: pancreatic cancer
presidential brother  Billy Carter
born on 3-29-1937 in Plains, Georgia
expired 9-25-1988   age 51   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD6.3%

Designing Women actress  Dixie Virginia Carter   played Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women sitcom (1986-93)
¤Mrs. Hal Holbrook 
born on 5-25-1939 in McLemoresville, Tennessee
expired 4-10-2010 in Beverly Hills, California   age 70   cause: complications from endometrial cancer
theater organist  Gaylord Beach Carter   noted for scoring & accompanying silent movies on the giant Wurlitzer
born on 8-3-1905 in Weisbaden, Germany
expired 11-20-2000 in Long Beach, California   age 95   cause: complications from strokes
Carter Family singer  Helen Carter   sister of Anita & June
born on 9-12-1927 in Maces Springs, Virginia
expired 6-2-1998 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 70
Egyptologist  Howard Carter   co-discoverer of the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of Kings (1922)
born on 5-9-1873 in Swaffham, Norfolk, England
expired 3-2-1939 in London, England   age 65
one-time chain gang laborer  James Carter   as an inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentary lead a group of prisoners in singing the work song Po' Lazarus for Alan Lomax (1959); the recording was included in the soundtrack of the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000); the soundtrack CD went platinum & was named the Grammy Album of the Year
¤inmate number 2464 
born on 12-18-1925 in Sunflower, Mississippi
expired 11-26-2003 in Oak Park, Illinois   age 77   cause: stroke
singer  Jeanette Carter   last surviving member of the Carter Family singers
born on 7-2-1923
expired 1-22-2006 in Kingsport, Tennessee   age 82   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
AKS: Janette
Miniature Golf originator  John Garnet Carter   created Lookout Mountain tourist trap ROCK CITY
born on 2-9-1883 in Sweetwater, Tennessee
expired 7-21-1954 in Chattanooga, Tennessee   age 71
Shuttle STS-33 astronaut  Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr.
born on 8-15-1947 in Macon, Georgia
expired 4-5-1991   age 43   cause: commercial plane crash
country music singer/guitarist Mother  Maybelle Carter
expired 10-23-1978 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 69
   Contest Selectors
1980HA6.3%

the singing fat lady  Nell Carter   starred on Gimme a Break! tv sitcom
¤born: Nell Hardy 
born on 9-13-1948 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 1-23-2003 in Beverly Hills, California   age 54   cause: complications for diabetes
Mississippi Delta Democrat-Times editor  William Hodding Carter Jr.   won 1945 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing; father of Carter administration P.R. flack
born on 2-3-1907 in Hammond, Louisiana
expired 4-4-1972 in Greenville, Mississippi   age 65
 Wiley Nash "John" Carthan   father of Mamie Till; grandfather of murder victim Emmett Till
born on 3-23-1902 in Mississippi
expired 1-??-1969 in Argo, Illinois   age 66
pulp sci-fi & horror artist  Edward Daniel "Edd" Cartier   was a World War II veteran who was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge; illustrated stories by L. Ron Hubbard, Isaac Asimov, Theodore Sturgeon & Robert Heinlein; worked on The Shadow (1936-41 & 1946-48); worked on such pulp publications as Unknown, Astounding Science Fiction, Wild West Weekly, Movie Action & Detective Story Magazine
born on 8-1-1914 in North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey
expired 12-25-2008 in Ramsey, New Jersey   age 94   cause: Parkinson's disease
Cartier-Bresson stalks his subject photographer & sometime actor  Henri Cartier-Bresson   had bit parts in friend's movies — played Le Cuisinier in La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game; 1939)
born on 8-22-1908 in Chanteloup. Seine-et-Marne, France
expired 8-2-2004 in l'Ile-sur-La Sorgue, Provence, France   age 95
   Contest Selectors
1979MM7.7%
1980MM6.3%
2003DTM5.6%
2004DTM5.6%
   Scored 5.5000 solo points

romance novelist Dame  Barbara Hamilton Cartland
born on 7-9-1901 in Warwickshire, England
expired 5-21-2000 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England   age 98   cause: "a short illness"
   Contest Selectors
2000 KLS14%
   Scored 5.2000 solo points

actress  Katrin Cartlidge
born on 5-15-1961 in London, England
expired 9-7-2002 in London, England   age 41   cause: complications from pneumonia; septicaemia
character actress  Lynn Cartwright   played Venus Girl in The Queen of Outer Space (1958); appeared in A League of Their Own as the elder Dottie Hinson (1992)
¤born: Doralyn E. Cartwright 
born on 2-27-1927 in McAlester, Oklahoma
expired 1-2-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 75   cause: complications for senile dementia; hip fracture
AKS: Cartright
character actor  Anthony L. Caruso   played Bela Oxmyx on original Star Trek series episode A Piece of the Action
born on 4-7-1916 in Frankfort, Indiana
expired 4-4-2003 in Brentwood, California   age 86
Texas death row inmate  Alexander Caruthers   badly flunked the DNA test that would have proven his innocence
¤aka: number 704 
born on 9-7-1948
expired 1-29-2001 in Huntsville, Texas   age 52   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2000 TEX14%

scientist  George Washington Carver
born on 1-5-1864 in Diamond, Missouri
expired 1-5-1943 in Tuskegee, Alabama   age 79
Atlantic City Steel Pier performer (1924-42)  Sonora Webster Carver   first to ride diving horses; lost her sight in 1931 but continued to perform; her 1961 autobiography, A Girl and Five Brave Horses, inspired 1991 movie Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken; her sister, Arnette Webster French also performed in the diving horse show; a third performer/friend (Josephine K. DeAngelis) died two days before her
born on 2-2-1904
expired 9-21-2003 in Pleasantville, New Jersey   age 99
actor  Christopher Cary   played King Richard in The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) & Merlin the magician on The Time Tunnel (1966)
¤born: Christopher Bay Carysfort 
born on 6-16-1930 in Surrey, England
expired 4-1-2000 in Hollywood, California   age 69   cause: cancer
French pianist  Gaby L'Hôte Casadesus   widow of Robert
born on 8-9-1901 in Marseilles, France
expired 11-12-1999 in Paris, France   age 98
 Jean Casadesus   son of Robert & Gaby
born on 7-7-1927 in Paris, France
expired 1-20-1972 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada   age 44   cause: auto crash
French pianist  Robert Marcel Casadesus   husband of Gaby
born on 4-7-1899 in Paris, France
expired 9-19-1972 in Paris, France   age 73   cause: pancreatic cancer
cellist  Pablo Pau Carlos Salvador Casals
born on 12-29-1876 in Vendrell, Spain
expired 10-22-1973 in Rio Piedras, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico   age 96
   Contest Selectors
1980 VA

epidemiologist Dr.  Jordi Casals-Ariet   discovered the hemorrhagic fever Lassa virus (1969; almost died from it)
born on 5-15-1911 in Viladrau, Girona, Spain
expired 2-10-2004 in New York, New York   age 92
Chicago Hilton bellhop  Simone "Sam" Cascio   alleged to be the world's oldest
born on 6-24-1897
expired 8-29-1993   age 96
Senator  Clifford Philip Case
born on 4-16-1904 in Franklin Park, New Jersey
expired 3-5-1982   age 77
inventor  Theodore W. Case   co-developer of Thalofide infrared photo-electric cell & Movietone sound-on-film process (1926)
born on 12-12-1888 in Auburn, New York
expired 5-13-1944 in Auburn, New York   age 55
child actress  Adriana Caselotti   provided the singing and talking voice of Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
born on 5-16-1916 in Bridgeport, Connecticut
expired 1-19-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 80   cause: cancer
lyricist  A. Kenneth Casey   co-wrote Sweet Georgia Brown (December, 1925)
born on 1-10-1899
expired 8-10-1965 in Newburgh, New York   age 66   cause: heart ailment
1887 Philadelphia baseball pitcher  Daniel M. Casey   claimed to be the inspiration for Ernest Thayer's poem Casey at the Bat (1888)
born on 10-2-1863
expired 2-8-1943 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 80
former Boston city censor  John M. Casey   as first head of the Boston Licensing Bureau (1904-1932) gave meaning to the phrase "banned in Boston"
expired 10-22-1959 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 97
former Pennsylvania governor (1987-94)  Robert Patrick Casey
born on 1-9-1932 in New York, New York
expired 5-30-2000 in Scranton, Pennsylvania   age 68   cause: severe infection; amyloidosis; prostate cancer
CIA Director (1981-87)  William Joseph Casey
born on 3-13-1913 in Elmhurst, New York
expired 5-6-1987 in Glen Cove, New York   age 74
 Herman Frank Cash   purported to have been involved in a notorious church bombing that killed four girls (1963)
born on 7-25-1918
expired 2-7-1994 in Pinson, Alabama   age 75
MSU English prof.  James W. "Jim" Cash   with partner co-wrote Legal Eagles (1986), Top Gun (1986), Dick Tracey (1990) and Flintsones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
born on 1-17-1941 in Boyne City, Michigan
expired 3-24-2000 in East Lansing, Michigan   age 59   cause: "intestinal ailment"
country singer  John R. "Johnny" Cash
¤aka: "The Man in Black" 
born on 2-26-1932 in Kingland, Arkansas
expired 9-12-2003 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 71   cause: respiratory failure; pneumonia; autonomic neuropathy; complications from diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG, BOD, KLS43%
2001ANG, BOD, DTM, KLS, TEX62½%
2002ANG, BOD, CMH, DTM, JEDS, RAVN, TMTX63.6%
2003ANG, DTM, JEDS, KLS, KOHD, MB, OGGI, RAVN44.4%
   Scored 5.4195 points

Detroit Tigers first baseman (1960-74)  Norman Dalton Cash
born on 11-10-1934 in Justiceburg, Texas
expired 10-11-1986 in Charlevoix, Michigan   age 51   cause: heart attack
actress  Rosalind Cash   played Lisa in Omega Man and rastafarian Planet 10 Black Lectroid John Emdall in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
born on 12-31-1938 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
expired 10-31-1995 in Los Angeles, California   age 56   cause: cancer
 Valerie June Carter Cash   daughter of Mother Maybelle; sister of Anita & Helen; co-wrote Ring of Fire
born on 6-23-1929 in Maces Spring, Virginia
expired 5-15-2003 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 73   cause: complications from heart valve surgery
former Playboy centerfold photographer (1957-96)  Mario Casilli
born on 1-22-1931
expired 4-25-2002 in Altadena, California   age 71   cause: complications from stroke
quantum mechanics theorist Dr.  Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir   postulated the Casimir Effect (1948)
born on 7-15-1901 in The Hague, The Netherlands
expired 5-4-2000 in Heeze, The Netherlands   age 90
AKS: Casmir
 Stefano Casiraghi   husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco
born on 9-8-1960 in Italy
expired 10-3-1990   age 30
engraver, type designer  William Caslon I
born on --1693 in Cradley, Worcestershire, England
expired 1-23-1766 in Bethnel Green, England   age 72
Cardinal  Giuseppe Casoria
born on 10-1-1908
expired 2-8-2001   age 92
novelist  Vera Caspary   wrote Laura (1942)
born on 11-13-1899 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-13-1987 in New York, New York   age 87
broadway actress and game show panelist  Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass   won 1956 Tony for playing Agnes Gooch in Auntie Mame; on To Tell The Truth (1964-67)
born on 5-21-1925 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 3-8-1999 in New York, New York   age 74   cause: heart failure
wild & crazy guy  Neal Cassady   heavily into sex, drugs, alcohol, more sex, more drugs, more alcohol, ... (once shagged Allen Ginsberg); hung out/went on road trips with the likes of Kerouac & Kesey, becoming the basis for a number of characters in their writings; once helped Wavy Gravy kidnap Tiny Tim (must have made sense at the time)
¤nickname: "The Holy Goof" 
born on 2-8-1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 2-4-1968 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico   age 43   cause: coma; hypothermia; drug interaction (alcohol & seconal)
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in July 1971 actor & director  John Cassavetes   husband of Gena Rowlands
born on 12-9-1929 in New York, New York
expired 2-3-1989 in Los Angeles, California   age 59   cause: heart attack
actor  Jean-Pierre Cassel   portrayed Pierre Dubois in Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (1965)
¤born: Jean-Pierre Crochon 
born on 10-27-1932 in Paris, France
expired 4-19-2007 in Paris, France   age 74   cause: "lung illness"
calypso/Soca musician  Aplhonsus Celestine Edmund "Arrow" Cassell   had hit with "Hot Hot Hot" (1982)
born on 11-16-1949 in Montserrat, West Indies
expired 9-15-2010 in Montserrat, West Indies   age 60   cause: brain cancer
tv & movie actor  John "Jack" Cassidy   father of David Cassidy
born on 3-5-1927 in New York, New York
expired 12-12-1976 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: cigarette-ignited penthouse fire
retired teacher  Paul Henry Cassidy   was the first of the "ghost artists" to draw Superman (1930s); he is the one who added the "S" to Superman's cape
born on 6-11-1910 in Cherry Valley, Illinois
expired 5-15-2005 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin   age 94
tall actor  Ted Cassidy   Lurch on tv Addams Family; Ruk on original Star Trek series; co-wrote screenplay for The Harrad Experiment movie (1973)
born on 7-31-1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 1-16-1979 in Los Angeles, California   age 46   cause: complications following open heart surgery
CNN anchor  Thomas Cassidy
expired 5-26-1991   age 41   cause: AIDS
1968 Nobel Peace Prize winner  René Samuel Cassin   helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; UNESCO founder
born on 10-5-1887 in Bayonne, Basses-Pyrénées, France
expired 2-20-1976 in Paris, France   age 88
AKS: Rene
Oleg's brother  Igor Casini   the red-baiting Hearst newspaper chain society gossip columnist known as "Cholly Knickerbocker" (1945-62)
¤born: Igor Loiewski 
born on 9-15-1915 in Sebastapol, Crimea, Russia
expired 1-4-2002 in New York, New York   age 86
fashion designer Count  Oleg Loiewski Cassini   first husband of Gene Tierney
born on 4-11-1913 in Paris, France
expired 3-17-2006 in Manhasset, Long Island, New York   age 92
   Contest Selectors
2000KLS14%
2001KLS12½%
2002MORB9.1%
2003KLS5.6%
2004KLS5.6%
2005KLS, QKU8.7%
2006KLS, QKU6.7%
   Scored 4.5500 points

co-conspirator in assassination  Caius Cassius Longinus   known as "The Last of the Romans" among his contemporaries; led conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar
expired ??-??-44 BC in Philippi, Greece   age ??   cause: suicide
 Sydney Cassyd   in 1946 had idea for & organized meeting that created the Television Academy, the group that awards the Emmys; Academy president in 1950
born on 12-28-1908 in Teaneck, New Jersey
expired 2-4-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 91
to next Pope: Gregory XIVto previous Pope: Sixtus V Catholic Church leader (1590)  Giambattista Castagn   elected 229th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church September 15, 1590; lasted 12 days as Pope
¤Pope Urban VII 
born on 8-4-1521 in Rome, Italy
expired 9-27-1590 in Rome, Italy   age 69
writer  Carlos Casteaneda
born on 12-25-1923 in Cajamarca, Peru
expired 4-27-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: metabolic encephalopathy; liver cancer/failure
 Carlos Castaneda   publisher emeritus of El Nuevo Herald
born on 2-8-1932 in Havana, Cuba
expired 10-10-2002 in Lisbon, Portugal   age 70   cause: leukemia
actor  Richard Castellano
born on 9-4-1933 in New York, New York
expired 12-10-1988   age 55
composer  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
born on 4-3-1895 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
expired 3-15-1968 in Hollywood, California   age 72
geezer  Maria Irma Casteur
¤born: Maria Irma Vanderhaegen 
born on 6-26-1887
expired 11-11-1997   age 110
to next Pope: Gregory XVIto previous Pope: Leo XII Catholic Church leader (1829-1830)  Francesco Xaverio Castiglione   elected 254th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church March 31, 1829
¤Pope Pius VIII 
born on 11-20-1761 in Cingoli, Italy
expired 12-1-1830   age 69
former British M.P. & cabinet minister  Barbara Anne Castle
¤born: Barbara Anne Betts
 title: Baroness Castle of Blackburn 
born on 10-10-1910 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
expired 5-3-2002 in Buckinghamshire, England   age 91
ballroom dancer  Irene Foote Castle
born on 4-7-1893 in New Rochelle, New York
expired 1-25-1969 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas   age 75
actress  Peggy Castle
born on 12-22-1927 in Appalachia, Virginia
expired 8-10-1973 in Hollywood, California   age 45   cause: cirrhosis of the liver
horror movie producer & director  William Castle   produced The Tingler (1959), Mr. Sardonicus (1961) & Rosemary's Baby (1968)
¤real name: William Schloss (in German "schloss" means "castle") 
born on 4-24-1914 in New York, New York
expired 5-31-1977 in Los Angeles, California   age 63   cause: heart attack
convertible sofa inventor  Bernard Castro
born on 8-11-1904
expired 8-24-1991   age 87
company co-founder  Theresa Castro   of convertible furniture fame
¤born: Theresa Barnabas 
born on 2-15-1917 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
expired 3-3-2002 in Manhasset, New York   age 85   cause: heart ailment; diabetes
character actor  John Edward Cater   had numerous roles in British films (I, Claudius, The Abominable Dr. Phibes)
born on 1-17-1932
expired 3-21-2009   age 77
former Lawrence Welk Show musical director  George Cates   wrote the post-ABC syndicated show's theme (Champagne Time)
born on 10-19-1911 in New York, New York
expired 5-12-2002 in Santa Monica, California   age 90
former Oscars tv producer (1990-2008)  Gilbert Cates   Joesph's brother; Phoebe's uncle
¤born: Gilbert Lewis Katz 
born on 6-6-1933 in New York, New York
expired 10-31-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 78
tv producer  Joseph Cates   cast Art Carney as Ed Norton on The Honeymooners; co-created The $64,000 Question; brother of Gil; father of Phoebe
¤born: Joseph Katz 
born on 8-10-1924
expired 10-10-1998 in New York, New York   age 74   cause: complications from leukemia
character actress  Madelyn Cates   had memorable scene in The Producers (1968); "I'm not a madame; I'm a concierge!"
born on 3-8-1925 in New York, New York
expired 7-14-1993 in Los Angeles, California   age 68
author  Willa Sibert Cather
born on 12-7-1873 in Winchester, Virginia
expired 4-24-1947 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Russian monarch (1762-96)  Catherine II
¤aka: "Catherine the Great"
 born: Sophie Fredericke Augusta 
born on 5-2-1729 in Stettin, Prussia
expired 11-17-1796   age 67   cause: crushed by horse?
Civil War historian & author  Charles Bruce Catton
born on 10-9-1899 in Petoskey, Michigan
expired 8-28-1978 in Frankfort, Michigan   age 78
actress  Beatrice Joan Caulfield
born on 6-1-1922 in West Orange, New Jersey
expired 6-18-1991   age 69
oilman  George Peck Caulkins Jr.   a co-developer of the Vail Ski Resort
born on 3-25-1921 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
expired 3-24-2005 in Denver, Colorado   age 83   cause: "a long illness"
dental supply businessman  Horace James "Harry" Caulkins   co-founded Detroit's Pewabic Pottery studio (1903-69)
born on 7-12-1850 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
expired ??-??-1923   age 73
big band pianist  Carmen Cavallaro
born on 5-6-1913 in New York, New York
expired 10-12-1989   age 76
former Detroit mayor (1961-68)  Jerome Patrick Cavanagh
born on 6-16-1928 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 11-27-1979 in Lexington, Kentucky   age 51   cause: heart attack
NYC police detective  Thomas J. Cavanagh   he cleared an innocent man of murder charges and convicted the real perpetrators --- the case became the basis for the Kojak pilot (The Marcus Nelson Murders)
born on 10-6-1913
expired 8-2-1996 in Margate, Florida   age 82   cause: lung disease
Fordham football coach (1927-32)  Francis W. "Frank" Cavanaugh   his team's linemen earned the nickname Seven Blocks of Granite (1929 & 30)
¤nickname: "The Iron Major" 
born on 4-28-1876 in Worcester, Massachusetts
expired 8-29-1933 in New York, New York   age 57   cause: heart attack
the cover of one of his best-known works pulp fiction writer  Hugh Barnett Cave   Sex! Horror! Babes! his works had it all; as a child his mother had been a neighbor of Rudyard Kipling
born on 7-11-1910 in Chester, England
expired 6-27-2004 in Vero Beach, Florida   age 93   cause: complications from diabetes
World War I nurse  Edith Louisa Cavell   helped trapped Allied soldiers escape from Belgium; captured by Germans
born on 12-4-1865 in Swardeston, England
expired 10-12-1915 in Brussels, Belgium   age 49   cause: executed
"psychic"  Edgar Cayce   lost his marbles in the Bermuda Triangle
born on 3-18-1877 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
expired 1-3-1945 in Virginia Beach, Virginia   age 67   cause: failure of his psychic powers (he didn't see it coming)
actor  John Cazale   played Fredo Corleone in The Godfather I & II (1972/74) and Sal in Dog Day Afternoon (1975); at the time of his death his fianceé was Meryl Streep
born on 8-12-1935 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 3-12-1978 in New York, New York   age 42   cause: bone cancer
former Roumanian Secret Police thug Lt. General  Ilie Andruta Ceauseşcu   brother of Nicolae; did 5 of 15 years in prison
expired 12-14-2000 in Bucharest, Roumania   age 76   cause: cancer
AKS: Ceausescu
President of Romania (1974-89)  Nicolae Ceauseşcu
born on 1-26-1918 in Scornicesti-Olt, Roumania
expired 12-25-1989 in Bucharest, Roumania   age 71   cause: firing squad
AKS: Ceausescu
 Nicu Ceauseşcu   playboy son of tyrant Nicolae
born on 9-1-1951
expired 9-26-1996 in Vienna, Austria   age 45   cause: cirrhosis of the liver
AKS: Ceausescu
writer Lord  Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Cecil   helped in the founding of the League of Nations; stayed with it from beginning to end; winner of the 1937 Nobel prize in peace
¤title: Viscount Cecil of Chelwood 
born on 9-14-1864 in London, England
expired 11-24-1958 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England   age 94
writer Don  Camilo José Cela y Trulock   1989 Nobel literature laureate
born on 5-11-1916 in Iria Flavia, La Coruña Province, Spain
expired 1-17-2002 in Madrid, Spain   age 85   cause: heart failure
AKS: Jose
Kennedy/Johnson H.E.W. Secretary (1962-65)  Anthony J. Celebrezze
born on 9-4-1910
expired 10-29-1998 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 88   cause: cancer
retired New York Rep. (1923-72)  Emanuel Celler
born on 5-6-1888 in Brooklyn, New York
expired 1-15-1981 in New York, New York   age 92
   Contest Selectors
1980 JW6.3%

astronomer  Anders Celsius   invented the centigrade temperature scale in 1742
born on 11-27-1701 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden
expired 4-25-1744 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden   age 42
publisher, founder of Random House  Bennett Alfred Cerf   regular panelist on What's My Line; first husband of Sylvia Sidney (1935-36)
born on 5-25-1892 in New York, New York
expired 8-27-1971 in New York, New York   age 79
Chicago mayor (1931-33)  Anton Joseph Cermak   assassinated with bullet meant for FDR
born on 5-9-1873 in Prague, Bohemia
expired 3-6-1933 in Miami, Florida   age 59   cause: bullet wound
former Czech Interior Minister jailed by Nazis Dr.  Josef Cerny
born on 2-28-1885 in Nepolisy, Bohemia
expired 12-7-1971 in New York, New York   age 86
author  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   wrote Don Quixote (1605)
born on 9-29-1547 in Alcala de Henares, Spain
expired 4-23-1616 in Madrid, Spain   age 68
former Yucatán State governor  Víctor Cervera Pacheco   served from 1984 to 1988, then again from 1995 until 2001
born on 4-23-1936 in Mérida, Yucatán State, Mexico
expired 8-18-2004 in Mérida, Yucatán State, Mexico   age 68   cause: heart attack
AKS: Victor
pioneering aviator & airplane builder  Clyde Vernon Cessna
born on 12-5-1879 in Hawthorne, Iowa
expired 11-20-1954   age 74
former French prime minister (1969-72)  Jacques-Pierre-Michel Chaban-Delmas   former mayor of Bordeaux (1947-95)
¤born: Jacques-Pierre-Michel Delmas 
born on 3-7-1915 in Paris, France
expired 11-10-2000 in Paris, France   age 85   cause: heart attack
"new wave" film actor/director  Claude Chabrol
born on 6-24-1930 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 9-12-2010 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 80   cause: severe anemia
   Contest Selectors
2007BYE3.2%
2008BYE3.1%
2009BYE3.3%
2010BYE3.7%
   Scored 7.0000 solo points

former brothel owner/manager  Edna Milton Chadwell   was the last madame of the LaGrange, Texas 'Chicken Ranch' (purportedly the best little whorehouse in Texas), purchased from Jessie Williams (1962); it was shut down in 1973 following a tv story about it that named names (of politicians & other customers)
born on 1-3-1928 in Caddo County, Oklahoma
expired 2-25-2012 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 84   cause: complications from auto accident
stock broker  Florence May Chadwick   first woman to swim the English Channel both ways; broke Gertrude Ederle's record
born on 11-9-1917 in San Diego, California
expired 3-15-1995 in San Diego, California   age 77
physicist Sir  James Chadwick   won 1935 Nobel Prize in physics for discovery of the neutron (1932)
born on 10-20-1891 in Manchester, England
expired 7-24-1974 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 82
Rhode Island senator (1977-99)  John Hubbard Chaffee   Nixon Navy secretary (1969-72); blocked the court martial of Lloyd Bucher
born on 10-22-1922 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 10-24-1999 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 77   cause: heart failure
former pro tennis player  Nancy Chaffee   divorced from Ralph Kiner; married to Jack Whitaker
born on 3-6-1929 in Ventura, California
expired 8-11-2002 in Coronado, California   age 73   cause: complications from cancer
Apollo 1 astronaut  Roger Bruce Chaffee   died on launching pad during a systems test
born on 2-15-1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
expired 1-27-1967 in Cape Canaveral, Florida   age 31   cause: flash fire in capsule
modern artist  Marc Chagall
¤born: Moyshe Shagal 
born on 7-7-1887 in Vitebsk, Russia
expired 3-28-1985 in Vence, France   age 97
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO7.7%
1980 DO, EB12.5%

former president of International Ladies Garment Workers Union  Sol Chick Chaikin
born on 1-9-1918 in New York, New York
expired 4-1-1991   age 73
Dr.  Ernst Boris Chain   shared the 1945 Nobel prize in medicine for the isolation of penicillin (1939)
born on 6-19-1906 in Berlin, Germany
expired 8-12-1979 in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland   age 73   cause: heart failure
actor  Feodor Ivanovitch Chaliapin Jr.
born on --1907 in Moscow, Russia
expired 9-17-1992 in Rome, Italy   age 85
fantasy/sci-fi author  Jack Laurence Chalker
born on 12-17-1944 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 2-11-2005 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 60   cause: kidney, lung, heart failure
AKS: Laurance Laurunce Lawrence Lawrance Lawrunce Lorence Lorance Lorunce
one-time French Air Force General  Maurice Challe   lead unsuccessful 1961 Algerian coup against Charles De Gaulle
expired 1-18-1979 in Paris, France   age 73   cause: cancer
Sir  Joseph Austen Chamberlain   a half-brother of Neville; part-originator of the Locarno Pact; shared the 1925 Nobel peace prize
born on 10-16-1863 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
expired 3-17-1937 in London, England   age 73   cause: apoplexy
Texas death row inmate  Karl Eugene Chamberlain
¤number 999241 
born on 6-20-1970
expired 6-11-2008 in Huntsville, Texas   age 37   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2008BOD, DFFC, DTM, OIE, PCD, QKU, SPIT21.9%
   Scored 8.8391 points

cluelessly naïve British prime minister  Neville Arthur Chamberlain   got suckered by Hitler in München; "Peace in our time!"
born on 3-18-1869 in Edgbaston, England
expired 11-9-1940 in Odiham, England   age 71
1959 Nobel physics co-laureate  Owen Chamberlain   co-discoverer of the antiproton (1955)
born on 7-10-1920 in San Francisco, California
expired 2-28-2006 in Berkeley, California   age 85   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
former NBA star  Wilton Norman Chamberlain   the hardwood satyr (over 20,000 served)
¤nickname: "Wilt the stilt" 
born on 8-21-1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-12-1999 in Bel Air, California   age 63   cause: congestive heart failure
pilot  Clarence D. Chamberlin   flew first trans-Atlantic passenger, from New York City to Eiseleber, Germany, June 4-6, 1927
born on 11-11-1893 in Denison, Iowa
expired 10-30-1976 in Shelton, Connecticut   age 82
confessed Communist spy  David Jay Whittaker Chambers   testified against Alger Hiss
born on 4-1-1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 7-9-1961 in Westminster, Maryland   age 60
World War II dental technician  John Chambers   after the war he created facial prosthetic devices for disfigured veterans; starting as a makeup man in 1953 he went on to create Mr. Spock's ears for the original Star Trek tv series (1965) & the simian masks for Planet of the Apes (1968; awarded an honorary oscar for his work in 1969)
born on 9-12-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-25-2001 in Woodland Hills, California   age 78   cause: complications from diabetes
country singer  Lester J. Chambers
born on 7-8-1926
expired 8-30-1992   age 66
porn actress  Marilyn Chambers   as a 17-year old the portrayed the "mother" of the Ivory Snow baby in ads; star of Behind the Green Door (1972); did April 1974 Playboy pictorial; was living in a trailer at the time of death (found by daughter)
¤née: Briggs
real name: Marilyn Ann Taylor 
born on 4-22-1952 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 4-12-2009 in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California   age 56   cause: ruptured cerebral berry aneurysm; hypertrophic heart disease
dumb-ass truck driver  Robert Edward Chambliss   killer of four girls in the basement of a church that he bombed (1963); convicted of the crime in 1977
¤nickname: "Dynamite Bob" 
expired 10-29-1985 in in prison   age 81
French composer  Cecile Chaminade
¤born: Louise Stephanie Chaminade 
born on 8-8-1857 in Paris, France
expired 4-18-1944 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 86
retired General & Nicaraguan president (1/1/1917-1/1/1921 & 3/14/1926-11/11/1926)  Emiliano Chamorro Vargas
born on --1871
expired 2-26-1966 in Managua, Nicaragua   age 95
newspaper owner/editor  Pedro Joaquín Chamorro   published La Prensa, the Managua Nicaragua daily newspaper
expired 12-8-1952 in Managua, Nicaragua   age ??
newspaper owner/editor  Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal   published La Prensa, the Managua Nicaragua daily newspaper; vocal Somoza opponent; husband of Violeta
expired 1-10-1978 in Managua, Nicaragua   age 53   cause: shot to death
Great Lakes sailor  Oliver J. "Buck" Champeau   Third Assistant Engineer aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 9-4-1934
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 41   cause: drowned when ship foundered
choreographer  Gower Champion   original director of Broadway show 42nd Street (died the night before opened); once married to Marge
born on 6-22-1919 in Geneva, Illinois
expired 8-25-1980 in New York, New York   age 61   cause: Waldenström's macroglobulinemia
Georgia geezer  Jesse Champion
born on 8-15-1887
expired 1-13-2000   age 112
   Contest Selectors
2000 KLS14%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero)
2001 KLS

Chicago Cubs first baseman  Frank Leroy Chance   final leg of the famous double-play combination of Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance (1906-1910)
born on 9-9-1877 in Fresno, California
expired 9-14-1924   age 47
retired NBC newsman  John William Chancellor
born on 7-14-1927 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-12-1996 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 68   cause: stomach cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP7.7%

to next Baseball Commissioner: Ford Frickto previous Baseball Commissioner: Kenesaw Mountain Landis former Kentucky governor  Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler   Baseball Commissioner April 24, 1945 to July 15, 1951
born on 7-14-1898 in Corydon, Kentucky
expired 6-15-1991   age 92
character actor  Chick Chandler   his big role: Soldier of Fortune (1950)
born on 1-18-1905 in Kingston, New York
expired 9-30-1988 in Laguna Beach, Florida   age 83
publishing heiress & arts patron  Dorothy Mae Chandler   The Music Center of Los Angeles County's main auditorium is named for her — the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion
¤née: Buffum 
born on 5-19-1901 in LaFayette, Illinois
expired 7-6-1997 in Hollywood, California   age 96
Times-Mirror Co. chairman  Harry Chandler   publisher of the L.A. Times; in 1923 he paid John Roche $21,000 to build a big sign on Mount Lee promoting a housing development — it read HOLLYWOODLAND
expired 9-23-1944 in Los Angeles, California   age 80   cause: heart attack
actor  Jeff Chandler
¤real name: Ira Grossel 
born on 12-15-1918 in New York, New York
expired 6-17-1961 in Culver City, California   age 42   cause: blood poisoning following spinal surgery
former Los Angeles Times publisher (1945-60)  Norman Chandler   husband of Dorothy; father of Otis
born on 9-14-1899 in Los Angeles, California
expired 10-20-1973 in Los Angeles, California   age 74
former Los Angeles Times publisher (1960-80)  Otis P. Chandler   son of Norman & Dorothy
born on 11-23-1927 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-27-2006 in Ojai, California   age 78   cause: Lewy Body disease
detective story author  Raymond Thorton Chandler   co-wrote screenplay of Double Indemnity (1944)
born on 7-23-1888 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-26-1959 in La Jolla, California   age 70
former Yankees pitcher  Spurgeon "Spud" Chandler
born on 9-12-1907 in Commerce, Georgia
expired 1-9-1990 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 82
hall-of-fame athlete  Lynn Everett Chandnois   played football for MSU (1946-49) & the Pittsburgh Steelers (1950-56 special teams)
born on 2-24-1923 in Fayette, Delta County, Michigan
expired 4-19-2011 in Flint, Michigan   age 88
AKS: Chadnois Chandois
Nobel prize winning astro-physicist  Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar   nephew of physics laureate C.V. Raman
born on 10-19-1910 in Lahore, British India
expired 8-21-1995 in Chicago, Illinois   age 84
AKS: Subramanyan
coutouier & perfumier  Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel
born on 8-19-1883 in Issoire, Auvergne, France
expired 1-10-1971 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 87
 David Webb Chaney   led Chemstrand team that developed the artificial grass known as Astroturf
born on 12-19-1915
expired 7-4-2004 in Raleigh, North Carolina   age 88   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
retired bakery worker/domestic worker  Fannie Lee Chaney   mother of murdered civil rights worker James Chaney; in 2005 was able to testify at the trial of Edgar Ray Killen
born on 9-4-1921 in Mississippi
expired 5-22-2007 in Willingboro, New Jersey   age 85
1964 CORE Freedom Summer campaigner  James Earl Chaney   murdered by Klan thugs along with Andrew Goodman & Michael Schwerner
born on 5-30-1943 in Meridian, Mississippi
expired 6-21-1964 in Neshoba County, Mississippi   age 21   cause: murdered; shot
silent film star  Lon Chaney Sr.   his most memorable roles were as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1923) and The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
¤born: Leonidas F. Chaney
 known as "The Man of A Thousand Faces" for his skill with makeup 
born on 4-1-1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
expired 8-26-1930   age 47   cause: bronchial cancer
horror movie actor  Lon Chaney Jr.   played Lawrence Talbot (the Wolf Man) in The Wolf Man (1941) and Abbott and Costello Meet in Frankenstein (1948); played the Monster in Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
¤real name: Creighton Tull Chaney 
born on 2-10-1906 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
expired 7-12-1973 in San Clemente, California   age 67   cause: beriberi & liver failure
1920s Our Gang child actor  Norman Chaney
¤aka: "Chubby
born on 1-18-1918
expired 5-30-1936   age 18
journalist  Iris Shun-Ru Chang   chronicler of the Rape of Nanking (1937) — read the book to get a sense of how justified the nuking of Hiroshima & Nagasaki were
born on 3-28-1968 in Princeton, New Jersey
expired 11-9-2004 in Los Gatos, California   age 36   cause: suicide; gunshot wound
Chinese army general  Chang Kuo-hua   led takeover of Tibet (October 1950); stayed on as brutal overlord for 15 years
expired 2-21-1972 in Chengtu, Szechwan Province, China   age 58   cause: heart attack
last Chinese Communist Party founder (7/1/1921)  Chang Kuo-tao   split with Mao in 1938
born on 11-26-1897 in Jiang Xi, Province
expired 12-3-1979 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 82
movie special effects master  Chang Wah Ming   worked on The Time Machine (1960) but got shafted on the oscar it won (they screwed up the credits so that the other effects guys got the award); co-founder (with Gene Warren Sr. & Tim Barr) of Projects Unlimited (1956) — built original models of Star Trek props: phaser, tricorder & communicator
born on 8-2-1917 in Honolulu, Hawaiian Territory
expired 12-22-2003 in Carmel Valley, California   age 86
former Manchurian warlord  Chang Hsueh-liang   was military governor of Manchuria (1928-31); once kidnapped Chiang Kai-shek (December 1936)
¤born: Chang Hsiao-liang 
born on 6-4-1898 in Manchuria, China
expired 10-14-2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 103   cause: pneumonia
Johns Hopkins professor Dr.  Alphonse Chapanis   1940s ergonomics pioneer; developer of the touch tone telephone keypad
born on 3-17-1917 in Meriden, Connecticut
expired 10-4-2002 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 85   cause: complications following knee surgery
singer/songwriter  Harry Foster Chapin   had hits with Taxi (1972) & Cat's in the Cradle
born on 12-7-1942 in New York, New York
expired 7-16-1981 in Jericho, New York   age 38   cause: rear-ended by semi on Long Island Expressway
businessman  Roy Dikeman Chapin Sr.   co-founder of the Hudson Motor Car Co. (1900); Hoover Commerce Secretary (1932-33)
born on 2-23-1880 in Lansing, Michigan
expired 2-16-1936 in Detroit, Michigan   age 55
former American Motors Company head (1967-77)  Roy Dikeman Chapin Jr.   bought Jeep from Kaiser Industries (1970)
born on 9-21-1915 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 8-5-2001 in Nantucket, Massachusetts   age 85   cause: heart failure
legendary silent screen actor Sir  Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin   played The Little Tramp; co-founder of United Artists studio; wrote, directed & played Hynkel (Fuhrer of Ptomania) in The Great Dictator (1940)
born on 4-16-1889 in London, England
expired 12-25-1977 in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland   age 88
to next Ripper Victim: Elizabeth Strideto previous Ripper Victim: Polly Nicols 19th century London prostitute  Annie Chapman   second victim of Jack the Ripper
¤born: Eliza Anne Smith
 aka: Dark Annie, Annie Siffey, Annie Sievey or Annie Sivvey 
born on 9--1841 in London, England
expired 9-11-1888 in London, England   age 46   cause: murdered; throat slit; body mutilated
Ben, in rubber monster suit, as The Creature from the Black Lagoon retired real estate salesman  Benjamin F. Chapman Jr.   in 1954 all 6' 5" of him was The Creature From The Black Lagoon (at least, above water; below water it was Ricou Browning)
born on 10-29-1928 in Oakland, California
expired 2-21-2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 79   cause: congestive heart failure
Monty Python member  Graham Chapman
born on 1-8-1941 in Leicester, England
expired 10-4-1989   age 48
planter of trees  John Chapman
¤aka: "Johnny Appleseed
born on 9-26-1774 in Leominster, Massachusetts
expired 3-9-1845 in Allen County, Indiana   age 70   cause: pneumonia
former Marine Commandant (1968-72) General  Leonard F. Chapman Jr.
born on 11-3-1913 in Key West, Florida
expired 1-6-2000 in Fairfax, Virginia   age 86   cause: cancer
actress  Marguerite Chapman
born on 3-9-1918 in Chatham, New York
expired 8-30-1999 in Burbank, California   age 81
medieval literature scholar  Tobert Lundquist Chapman   editor of the fifth edition of Roget's Thesaurus (1992)
born on 12-28-1920 in Huntington, West Virginia
expired 2-2-2002 in Morristown, New Jersey   age 81   cause: leukemia
Philadelphia-area auto dealer  Roy V. Chapman   owner of 2004 Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner Smarty Jones
born on 5-4-1926
expired 2-17-2006 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania   age 79   cause: emphysema
   Contest Selectors
2005RAVN4.3%
2006RAVN3.3%
   Scored 7.1000 solo points

 Michael Chappelle
expired 5-14-1982   age 28
Obverse (front) of new United States one-dollar coin featuring a profile of Sacagawea and her newborn son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau well-traveled papoose  Jean Baptiste Charbonneau   son of Toussaint Charbonneau & Sacagawea; educated by William Clark as adolescent; toured Europe & lived in California as a "mountain man"; his image appears on the new U.S. $1 coin
¤nickname: "Pomp" 
born on 2-11-1805 in Fort Mandan, Louisiana Territory
expired 5-16-1866 in Danner, Oregon   age 61   cause: pneumonia
Dr.  William Maxwell Chardack   with Greatbatch & Gage was a co-developer of one of the first implantable heart pacemakers (1960)
born on 7-27-1914
expired 5-28-2006   age    cause: 91
French General  Charles Charet   organized "taxicab army" that delivered reserves to the front, saving Paris in World War I
expired 9-14-1950 in Dijon, France   age 79
biochemist Dr.  Erwin Chargaff   did pioneering studies of DNA bases (adenine, cytosine, guanine & thymine)
born on 8-11-1905 in Czernnowitz, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-20-2002 in New York, New York   age 96
dancer, actress  Cyd Charisse
¤born: Tula Ellice Finklea 
born on 3-8-1922 in Amarillo, Texas
expired 6-17-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2005BYE4.3%
2006BYE3.3%
2007BYE, PUD6.5%
2008BYE, LMLD6.3%
   Scored 5.1500 points

AKS: Charrise Charrisse
Holy Roman Emperor  King Charlemagne   monarch of the Franks
expired 1-28-814   age 72
to next English ruler: Oliver Cromwellto previous English ruler: James I English King (1625-1649)  Charles I   son of James I; his reign came to an end with the loss of a civil war
born on 11-19-1600 in Dunfermline, Scotland
expired 1-30-1649 in London, England   age 48   cause: beheaded in the Tower of London
to next English ruler: James IIto previous English ruler: Richard Cromwell English King (1660-1685)  Charles II   son of Charles I
born on 5-29-1630 in London, England
expired 2-6-1685 in London, England   age 54
former heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51)  Ezzard Charles
born on 7-7-1921 in Lawrenceville, Georgia
expired 5-28-1975 in Chicago, Illinois   age 53   cause: ALS
former Dominica prime minister (1980-85)  Mary Eugenia Charles   invited Reagan to invade Grenada (1983)
born on 5-15-1919 in Pointe Michel, Grenada
expired 9-7-2005 in Martinique   age 86   cause: complications from broken hip
taxi driver-turned-sports broadcaster  Nick Charles   was one of the original CNN broadcasters (sports from 1980 to 2001)
¤real name: Nicholas Charles Nickeas 
born on 6-30-1946 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-25-2011 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 64   cause: bladder cancer
Dominica prime minister  Pierre Charles
born on 6-30-1954 in Grand Bay, Dominica, West Indies
expired 1-6-2004 in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies   age 49   cause: heart attack
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in March 1970 musician  Ray Charles   10-time Grammy winner
¤born: Ray Charles Robinson 
born on 9-23-1930 in Albany, Georgia
expired 6-10-2004 in Beverly Hills, California   age 73   cause: complications from liver disease
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%
2001 DTM12½%

actor  Ian Charleson
born on 8-11-1949 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 1-5-1990   age 40   cause: AIDS
1992 Nobel physics laureate  Georges Charpak   recognized for his work in the development of particle detectors
born on 3-8-1924 in Dąbrowica, Poland
expired 9-25-2010 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 86
AKS: Dabrovica
actor  Ferdinand Charpin   played Honoré Panisse in Pagnol's productions of Marius (play: 1929; movie: 1931), Fanny (1931) & César (1936)
born on 6-1-1887 in Marseilles, France
expired 11-6-1944 in Paris, France   age 57
former safe cracker  Henri Charrière   convicted of murder (1931) & sentenced to Cayenne, French Guyana prison; after several escapes he was sent to Devil's Island; wrote Papillon (1969)
born on 11-6-1906 in Ardeche, France
expired 7-28-1973 in Madrid, Spain   age 66   cause: throat cancer
mystery writer  Leslie Charteris   created the Saint
¤real name: Leslie Charles Bowyer Yin 
born on 5-12-1907 in Singapore
expired 4-14-1993   age 85
movie comedian and director  Charley Chase
¤real name: Charles Parrott 
born on 10-20-1893 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 6-20-1940   age 47
actress/author  Ilka Chase   played Mrs. Restes in Ocean's Eleven (1960)
born on 4-8-1905 in New York, New York
expired 2-15-1987 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 72   cause: internal hemorrhage
songwriter  Lincoln R. Chase   co-wrote "The Name Game" (1964)
born on 6-29-1926
expired 10-6-1980 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 54
dramatist  Mary Coyle Chase   wrote Harvey (1944); wrote movie screenplay (1950)
born on 2-25-1907 in Denver, Colorado
expired 10-20-1981 in Denver, Colorado   age 74
whaler Essex First Mate  Owen Chase   his chronicle of the sinking of the Essex (11/20/1820) by a blue whale was the insipiration for Moby Dick (19851)
born on --1796 in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
expired ??-??-1869 in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts   age 73
Salmon P. Chase on the $10,000 bill Republican Party co-founder & Lincoln Treasury Secretary  Salmon Portland Chase   also Supreme Court Chief Justice; he presided over the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson in 1858; his portrait is on the $10,000 bill
born on 1-13-1808 in Cornish, New Hampshire
expired 5-7-1873 in New York, New York   age 65
Hollywood restauranteur  David Chasen   ex-vaudevillian
born on 7-18-1898 in Odessa, Ukraine
expired 6-16-1973 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: cancer
former restauranteur (1942-95)  Maude K. Chasen   widow of David
¤born: Maude K. Martin 
born on 5-20-1904 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 12-8-2001 in Century City, California   age 97   cause: pneumonia
Tallahatchie County, Mississippi District Attorney (1942-56)  Gerald Chatham   part of the team that prosecuted J.W. Milam & Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till in 1955
born on 2-17-1906
expired 10-9-1956 in Sumner, Mississippi   age 50   cause: heart attack
poet  Geoffrey Chaucer   wrote The Canterbury Tales
born on 4-6-1339
expired 10-25-1400   age 61
Indian author  Nirad Chandra Chaudhuri
born on 11-23-1897 in Kishorganj, India
expired 8-1-1999 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England   age 101
 Henry Chauncey   founder/first president of Educational Testing Service --- the SAT people
born on 2-9-1905 in New York, New York
expired 12-3-2002 in Shelburne, Vermont   age 97
French army soldier  Nicolas Chauvin   excessively "devoted" to Napoleon and military life; name became eponymous with excessive advocacy of any position (chauvanist)
born on ??-??-17??
expired ??-??-18??   age ??
 Marc A. Chavannes   the co-inventor of Bubble Wrap
born on 3-2-1896
expired 4-6-1994 in Sarasota, Florida   age 98
conductor/composer  Carlos Chávez
expired 8-2-1978 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 79   cause: heart ailment
United Farm Workers organizer  Cesar Estrada Chavez
born on 3-31-1927 in Yuma, Arizona
expired 4-23-1993   age 66
Texas death row inmate  Juan Rodriguez Chavez
¤aka: number 999186 
born on 4-27-1968 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
expired 4-22-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 34   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 9.7250 points

quack M.D.  Patrick Chavis   his 1973 admission to the UC Davis' Medical School prompted Allan Bakke's affirmative action lawsuit
born on 5-8-1952
expired 7-23-2002 in Hawthorne, California   age 50   cause: shot to death during attempted carjacking
zydeco accordionist/bandleader  Wilson Anthony "Boozoo" Chavis
born on 10-24-1930 in Church Point, Louisiana
expired 5-5-2001 in Austin, Texas   age 70   cause: complications from heart attack & stroke
The Standard (Harare) editor & publisher  Mark Gova Angus Chavunduka   arrested & tortured by the Zimbabwean government
born on 11-28-1965 in Salisbury, Rhodesia
expired 11-11-2002 in Harare, Zimbabwe   age 36   cause: complications from severe dehydration & torture
Shuttle STS-87 & 107 astronaut  Kalpana Chawla
born on 7-1-1961 in Karnal, India
expired 2-1-2003 in over north-central Texas   age 41   cause: disintegration of Shuttle Columbia during re-entry
screenwriter  Sidney "Paddy" Chayefsky   wrote story & screenplays for Marty (1953), The Hospital (1971) & Network (1976) ... received 3 oscars for them
born on 1-29-1923 in New York, New York
expired 8-1-1981 in New York, New York   age 58   cause: cancer
AKS: Chaefsky
character actor  Maury Alan Chaykin   played Jim Sting in War Games (1983), Major Farnbrough in Dances with Wolves (1990), Alexander Falko in Mouse Hunt (1997) & Nerus on the Stargate: SG1 syndicated tv series (2005-6)
born on 7-27-1949 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 7-27-2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 61
jazz trumpeter  Adolphus Anthony "Doc" Cheatham
born on 6-13-1905 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 6-2-1997 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 91
jazz trombonist  James R. "Jimmy" Cheatham   for a number of years was a professor teaching at UC San Diego
born on 6-18-1924 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 1-12-2007 in La Jolla, California   age 82   cause: heart failure
Georgia-Pacific Corp. founder (1927)  Owen Robertson Cheatham
expired 10-24-1970 in Eugene, Oregon   age 67   cause: heart attack
former K.G.B. head (1982-88)  Viktor Mikhailovich Chebrikov   used spy Aldrich Ames to obtain lists of operatives in USSR & had them executed
born on 4-27-1923 in Dnepropetrovsk, USSR
expired 7-1-1999 in Moscow, Russia   age 76
original Toronto Blue Jays radio announcer  Tom Cheek   called the play-by-play from 4/7/1977 to 6/3/2004
born on 6-13-1939 in Pensacola, Florida
expired 10-9-2005 in Oldsmar, Florida   age 66   cause: brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005RAVN4.3%
   Scored 8.4000 solo points

 John Cheever
born on 5-27-1912 in Quincy, Massachusetts
expired 6-18-1982   age 70
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%

Russian playwright  Anton Pavlovich Chekhov   Uncle Vanya author
born on 1-17-1860 in Teganrog, Russia
expired 7-15-1904   age 44
Mao secretary (1937-40)  Chen Boda   Red Flag party journal editor (1958-70); disappeared 1970-81; tried & imprisioned (1981-88) for being part of Jiang Qing's clique
born on --1904 in Hui'an, Fujian Province, China
expired 9-20-1989 in Beijing, China   age 85
PBS cook  Joyce Chen
born on 9-14-1917
expired 8-23-1994   age 76
aging Chinese official  Chen Yun   a rival of Deng Xiao Peng
born on --1905 in Qingpu, China
expired 4-10-1995   age 90
radio programming consultant  Lester Eugene "Gene" Chanult   with partner Bill Drake developed the "boss sound" of 1960s radio (he did marketing & syndication while Drake did the programming)
born on 6-12-1919 in Eldorado, Oklahoma
expired 2-23-2010 in Tarzana, California   age 90   cause: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
former Washington Senators pitcher  Thomas E. "Tom" Cheney   during 16 inning game set major league strikeout record (21) against Baltimore (9/12/1962)
born on 10-14-1934 in Morgan, Georgia
expired 11-1-2001 in Rome, Georgia   age 67
zydeco accordionist  Clifton Chenier
born on 6-25-1925 in Opelousas, Louisiana
expired 12-12-1987 in Lafayette, Louisiana   age 62
Flying Tigers commander Lt.General  Claire Lee Chennault
born on 9-6-1890 in Commerce, Texas
expired 7-27-1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 67
murder victim  Michael Chenoweth   his July 1952 killing by Lt. Coleman Peterson & the subsequent trial was the basis for the book Anatomy of a Murder
expired 7-??-1952 in Big Bay, Michigan   age 48   cause: murder; shot to death
physicist  Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov   shared the 1958 Nobel prize in physics for discovering the now eponymously-named radition phenomenon
born on 7-28-1904 in Nizhniaya Chigla, Voronezh Oblast, Russia
expired 1-6-1990 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 85
classical pianist  Shura Cherkassky
born on 10-11-1909 in Odessa, Russia
expired 12-27-1995   age 86
mathematician Dr.  Shiing-Shen Chern   specialized in differential geometry
born on 10-26-1911 in Jiaxing, China
expired 12-3-2004 in Tianjin, China   age 93
Soviet Premier  Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko   headed the USSR for 13 months (February 1984 to March 1985)
born on 9-24-1911 in Bolshaya Tes, Yenisei River Valley, Siberia, Russia
expired 3-10-1985 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 73
former Russian prime minister (1992-98)  Viktor Stepanovich Chernomyrdin   was the founder and first chairman of Gazprom (1989)
born on 4-9-1938 in Chernyi Otrog, Chkalov Oblast, Russia, USSR
expired 11-3-2010   age 72
child actress  Virginia Cherrill   played the blind flower girl in City Lights (1931)
born on 4-12-1908 in Carthage, Illinois
expired 11-14-1996 in Santa Barbara, California   age 88
el-stinko vaudeville act member  Addie Rose Alma Cherry   with her sisters, part of the Cherry Sisters vaudeville act, judged by critics to be so bad that it was funny
expired 10-26-1942 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa   age 83
KKK goon  Bobby Frank Cherry   one of those responsible for the murder of four young girls; (finally) convicted in 2002
born on 6-20-1930
expired 11-18-2004 in Montgomery, Alabama   age 74   cause: cancer
"Worst Act in Vaudeville" member  Effie Cherry   with her sisters performed behind a wire screen for protection from the shower of vegetables hurled their way
expired 8-5-1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa   age 65
Benton & Bowles ad executive  John Chervokas   came up with the "Please Don't Squeeze the Charmin" ad campaign (1964; creator of the Mr. Whipple pitch-person)
born on 11-14-1936 in Norwood, Massachusetts
expired 7-23-2011 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 74   cause: Parkinson's disease
convicted murderer  Caryl Whittier Chessman
¤born: Carol W. Chessman
 aka: "The Red Light Bandit" 
born on 5-27-1921 in Saint Joseph, Michigan
expired 5-2-1960 in San Quentin, California   age 38   cause: executed; potassium cyanide
civil rights attorney  J. L. Chestnut Jr.   involved in many of the groundbreaking legal actions in Alabama to end segregation & the Jim Crow laws
born on 12-16-1930 in Selma, Alabama
expired 9-30-2008 in Birmingham, Alabama   age 77   cause: kidney failure
singer/actor  Leslie Cheung   played an opera singer in Farewell, My Concubine (1993)
born on 9-12-1956 in Hong Kong
expired 4-1-2003 in Hong Kong, China   age 46   cause: suicide; fall from 24th floor hotel balcony
entertainer  Maurice Auguste Chevalier   played Honoré Panisse in Fanny (1961); sang "Thank heaven, for little girls..." (Roman Polanski's personal anthem)
born on 9-12-1888 in Paris, France
expired 1-1-1972 in Paris, France   age 83   cause: heart failure; kidney failure
auto company co-founder  Arthur Chevrolet
born on --1884
expired 4-16-1946 in Slidell, Louisiana   age 61   cause: suicide; hanged
Frontenac auto comapny co-founder  Gaston Chevrolet   brother of Louis & Arthur; winner of the 1920 Indianapolis 500 race
born on 10-26-1892 in Beaune, Cote-d'Or, France
expired 11-25-1920 in Beverly Hills, California   age 28   cause: race car crash
Chevrolet Auto logo, taken from a wallpaper pattern automobile designer & company co-founder (June 1911)  Louis Joseph Chevrolet   had a falling-out with GM head William Durant and left company (1912); with brothers founded the Frontenac Motor Company (1914)
born on 12-25-1878 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
expired 6-6-1941 in Detroit, Michigan   age 62   cause: complications from surgery
 Chiang Mei-ling   widow of the Generalisimo
¤born: Soong Mei-ling
Madame Chiang Kai-shek 
born on 3-5-1898 in Shanghai, China
expired 10-23-2003 in New York, New York   age 105
   Contest Selectors
1979HA7.7%
2000KLS, RR29%
2001ANG, DTM, KLS, RR50%
2002DTM, JAC, JL, MORB, RR45.5%
2003ANG, COCO, CSI, DTM, JL, KLS, KOHD, PCD, RAVN, RR55.6%
   Scored 2.0049 points

Nationalist Chinese General  Chiang Wego   a son of Chiang Kai-shek
born on 10-6-1916
expired 9-22-1997   age 80
former Taiwanese president (1978-88)  Chiang Ching-Kuo   son of Chiang Kai-shek; not the son of Mei-Ling Soong
born on 3-18-1906 in Fenghua, Chekiang Province, China
expired 1-13-1988   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%

Chinese nationalist leader Generalissimo  Chiang Kai-shek   married the sister-in-law of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen; leader of the Kuomintang
born on 10-31-1886 in Fenghua, Chekiang Province, China
expired 4-5-1975 in Taipei, Taiwan   age 88   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS

to next Pope: Leo XIIto previous Pope: Pius VI Catholic Church leader (1800-1823)  Barnaba Chiaramonti   elected 252nd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church March 14, 1800, in Venice
¤Pope Pius VII 
born on 8-14-1740 in Cesena, Pontifical States, Italy
expired 8-20-1823 in Rome, Italy   age 83   cause: complications from a broken leg & hip
next-to-last Italian World War I veteran  Francesco Demenico Chiarello
born on 11-5-1898
expired 6-27-2008 in Calabria, Italy   age 109
Chiat/Day ad agency co-founder (1968)  Morton Jay Chiat   created Apple's Orwellian 1984 ad that ran twice, once during Super Bowl XVIII (1-22-1984) & at once at signoff (1:00 am) on KMVT (Twin Falls, Idaho; 12-15-1983)
born on 10-25-1931 in New York, New York
expired 4-22-2002 in Marina del Rey, California   age 70   cause: prostate cancer
former Castro ally  Raúl Chibas
born on 4-25-1916 in Santiago de Cuba
expired 8-25-2002 in Miami, Florida   age 86
World War II veteran  Charles Chibitty   last of the Comanche Code Talkers; saw service inthe European theater of operation
born on 11-20-1921 in Medicine Park, Oklahoma
expired 7-20-2005 in Tulsa, Oklahoma   age 83
author & adventurer Sir  Francis Chichester   made 1966/67 round-the-world trip in ketch Gypsy Moth IV
expired 8-26-1972 in Plymouth, England   age 70   cause: pneumonia
to next Pope: Clement IXto previous Pope: Innocent XI Catholic Church leader (1655-1667)  Fabio Chigi   elected 238th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church April 7, 1655
¤Pope Alexander VII 
born on 2-13-1599 in Sienna, Italy
expired 5-22-1667 in Rome, Italy   age 68
Russian serial killer  Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo
born on 10-16-1936
expired 2-14-1994   age 57
PBS' French Chef  Julia Carolyn Child
¤né: McWilliams 
born on 8-15-1912 in Pasadena, California
expired 8-13-2004 in Montecito, California   age 91   cause: kidney failure
   Contest Selectors
2000BOD, KLS, TEX43%
2001BOD, KLS, NFG, ROTS50%
2002BOD, CMH, TMTX27.3%
2003GHG, JEDS, KLS, MJ, OGGI, TAP, TMTX38.9%
2004ABRA, ADWC, BOD, KLS, MJ, NFG, PCD, RIE, TAP50.0%
   Scored 3.4098 points

actor  Alvin Childress   played Amos Jones on television Amos 'n' Andy tv series (1951-53)
born on 9-10-1907 in Meridian, Mississippi
expired 4-19-1986 in Inglewood, California   age 78   cause: Parkinson's disease; diabetes
 Lisa Landry Childress   daughter of Tom Landry
born on 3-4-1958
expired 5-28-1995   age 37
Florida Senator (1970-88) & governor (1991-98)  Lawton Mainor Chiles Jr.
born on 4-3-1930 in Lakeland, Florida
expired 12-12-1998 in Tallahassee, Florida   age 68   cause: heart attack
mercurial The Box Tops vocalist  William Alexander Chilton   his first hit was "The Letter" (1967)
born on 12-28-1950 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 3-17-2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 59   cause: heart attack
V.P. record label co-founder (1993)  Vincent G. Chin   opened Randy's Records (1958), then Studio 17, then Randy's Record label; recorded reggae performers like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh & Gregory Isaacs
¤aka: "Randy" 
born on 10-3-1937 in Kingston, Jamaica
expired 2-2-2003 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 65   cause: complications from diabetes
reclusive super-geezer  Kama Chinen   had been the oldest person in the world
born on 5-10-1895 in Okinawa, Japan
expired 5-2-2010 in Nanjo, Okinawa, Japan   age 114
   Contest Selectors
2009DFFC3.3%
2010ADWC, DFFC, KLS, PCD, RR, WEP22.2%
   Scored 1.1781 points

Depression-era pulp fiction illustrator  Ernest Darcy Chiriacka
¤born: Anastassios Kyriakakos 
born on 5-11-1913 in New York, New York
expired 4-26-2010 in Great Neck, New York   age 96
tv golf producer/innovator  Frank Chirkinian Sr.   winner of 4 Emmys & 2 Peabody Awards
born on 6-3-1926 in Pennsylvania
expired 3-4-2011 in North Palm Beach, Florida   age 84   cause: lung cancer
former Rep. (1969-83)  Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm   first black woman elected to congress (1968)
born on 11-30-1924 in New York, New York
expired 1-1-2005 in Ormond Beach, Florida   age 80   cause: complications from strokes
Broadway/movie writer  Jerome Chodorov   co-author of the book of Wonderful Town; co-wrote My Sister Eileen
born on 8-10-1911 in New York, New York
expired 9-12-2004 in Nyack, New York   age 93
former Stanford University physics professor  Marvin Chodorow   working with Edward Ginzton managed to increase the power of the Klystron Tube a million-fold
born on 7-16-1913 in Buffalo, New York
expired 10-17-2005 in Stanford, California   age 92
former South Korean army general  Choi Hong Hi   founded Tae Kwon Do martial art (1955); Tae (to kick with foot) Kwon (to strike with fist) Do (art)
born on 11-9-1918 in Myong Chun district, Korea
expired 6-15-2002 in Pyongyang, North Korea   age 83   cause: stomach cancer
former South Korean president (1979-80)  Choi Kyu-hah   succeeded the assassinated Park Chung-hee; overthrown by General Chun Doo-Hwan
born on 7-16-1918
expired 10-22-2006 in Seoul, South Korea   age 88   cause: heart failure
brain-dead flyweight boxer  Choi Yo-sam   plug pulled after he went into coma following successful title fight
born on 3-1-1972 in Jeongeup, Jeollabukdo, Korea
expired 1-2-2008   age 35   cause: cerebral hemorrhages; blows to the head
   Contest Selectors
2008DTM, JCM, RAVN, WEP12.5%
   Scored 9.3125 points

1960s pro wrassler  Edward "Moose" Cholak
born on 3-17-1930 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-31-2002 in Chicago, Illinois   age 72   cause: complications from stroke
crime victim  Marita Choquette   a victim of serial killer Donald Miller
born on 12-10-1950 in Fremont, Michigan
expired 6-6-1978 in Holt, Michigan   age 27   cause: murdered; strangulation; raped
Nixon political mentor  Murry M. Chotiner
born on 10-4-1909 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 1-30-1974 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 64   cause: pulmonary embolus; complications from auto accident
People's Republic of China premier (1949-76)  Chou En-Lai
born on 1-??-1898 in Hwaian, Kiangsu Province, China
expired 1-8-1976 in Beijing, China   age 78   cause: cancer
 Gerald Conrad "Jeff" Chouinard   younger brother of Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia founder), whom he worked for back when it was still Chouinard Equipment Company; worked as a private investigator for Howard Hughes (1950-68)
born on 9-23-1923 in Lisbon, Maine
expired 6-19-2008 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 84   cause: heart & kidney failure
last World War I combat veteran  Claude Stanley Choules   last witness to the scuttling of the German Navy at Scapa Flow, Scotland
born on 3-3-1901 in Pershore, Worcestershire, England
expired 5-5-2011 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia   age 110
   Contest Selectors
2009DFFC3.3%
2010DFFC, KLS, WEP11.1%

optical scientist  Henri Chretien   developed the anamorphic lense used in widescreen processes like CinemaScope
born on 2-1-1879 in Paris, France
expired 2-6-1956 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 77
Norwegian theater builder  Gerda Ring Christensen
born on 5-11-1891
expired 1-12-1999   age 107
San Francisco ballet founder  William Christensen
born on 8-27-1902
expired 10-14-2001   age 99
former pro wrassler  A. J. Christenson
¤aka: "Ivan the Terrible
expired 2-??-1996   age 97
AKS: Christensen
H.M.S. Bounty first mate  Fletcher Christian   led the mutiny against Captain Bligh April 26, 1789; arrived at Pitcairn Island January 23, 1790 (1,350 miles SE of Tahiti); sired first child to be born on Pitcairn island (son Thursday October Christian)
born on 9-25-1764 in Moorland Close, Cumberland, England
expired 10-3-1793 in Pitcairn Island   age 29
 Gerda Christian   one of Adolph Hitler's personal secretaries
born on --1913 in Berlin, Germany
expired 7-12-1997 in Düsseldorf, Germany   age 83
actress  Linda Christian   was the first Bond girl in the 1954 tv production of Casino Royale; mother of actresses Taryn & Romina Power (by Tyrone Power Jr.); lured Edmund Purdom away from his wife (1962)
¤born: Blanca Rosa Henrietta Stella Welter Vorhauer 
born on 11-13-1923 in Tampico, Tamaulipus, Mexico
expired 7-27-2011 in Palm Springs, California   age 87   cause: colon cancer
Marc with his attorney, Marvin Mitchelson Rock Hudson's "companion"  Marc Christian   won millions from the estate for "intentional infliction of emotional distress"
¤full name: Marc Christian MacGinnis 
born on 6-23-1953 in Hollywood, California
expired 6-2-2009 in Burbank, California   age 55   cause: "pulmonary problems"; heavy smoking
California geezer  Mary Dorothy Christian
¤née: Perry 
born on 6-12-1889 in Taunton, Massachusetts
expired 4-20-2003 in San Pablo, California   age 113   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2003JL, KLS11.1%
   Scored 2.4500 points

LEGO founder (1932)  Ole Kirk Christiansen   made up company name from the Danish words "Leg" & "GOdt" (meaning "play well")
born on --1891
expired ??-??-1958   age 67
British mystery writer Dame  Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller Christie   created Jane Marple & Hercule Poirot; Mrs. Max Mallowan
born on 9-15-1890 in Torquay, England
expired 1-12-1976 in Wallingford, England   age 85
actress  Virginia Christine   played Mrs. Olson in Folgers commercials
¤born: Virginia Kraft 
born on 3-5-1920 in Stanton, Iowa
expired 7-24-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: heart failure
character actor  Eric Cuthbert Christmas
born on 3-19-1916 in London, England
expired 7-22-2000 in Camarillo, California   age 84   cause: heart failure; prostate cancer
physician Dr.  William Whitney Christmas   aeronatical pioneer; third American to fly a plane, after the Wright brothers; built first plane with ailerons in 1908
expired 4-14-1960 in New York, New York   age 94
 Christodoulos   prelate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece
¤born: Christos Paraskevaides
title: His Beatitude the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Christodoulos 
born on 1-16-1939 in Xanthi, Xanthi Prefecture, Greece
expired 1-28-2008 in Athens, Greece   age 69   cause: cancer of the liver, colon & peritoneum
   Contest Selectors
2008DFFC, LMLD, RAVN, WEP12.5%
   Scored 5.9125 solo points

former San Francisco mayor (1956-64)  George Christopher   lured the Giants baseball team to S.F. after the 1957 season
¤born: George Christopheles 
born on 12-8-1906 in Arcadia, Greece
expired 9-14-2000 in San Francisco, California   age 93   cause: stroke
former Clinton Secretary of State (1993-97)  Warren Minor Christopher
born on 10-27-1925 in Scranton, North Dakota
expired 3-18-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: kidney & bladder cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002 JEDS9.1%
2003 JEDS5.6%

former CBS reporter  Sam Chu Lin
born on 3-3-1939 in Greenville, Mississippi
expired 3-5-2006 in Burbank, California   age 67
Russian writer  Lidiya Korneevna Chukovskaya   first recipient of the Sakharov Prize (1990)
born on 3-24-1907
expired 2-8-1996   age 88
actress  Babz Chula
¤born: Barbara Ellen Zuckerman 
born on 3-12-1946 in Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 5-7-2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   age 64   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2009RIE3.3%
2010RIE3.7%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero)

AKS: Babs
 Ellery J. Chun   created the original Aloha® Hawaiian shirt (1931)
born on 4-17-1909 in Hawaii
expired 5-16-2000 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 91
South Korean business leader  Chung Ju Yung   founded Hyundai Business Group
born on 11-25-1915 in Tong Chon, Kangwǒn Province, Korea
expired 3-21-2001 in Seoul, South Korea   age 85   cause: pneumonia
industrialist  Chung Se-Yung   co-founder of the Hyundai Motor Company (1967)
born on 8-6-1928 in Kangwon Province, Korean (nor N.Korea)
expired 5-21-2005 in Seoul, South Korea   age 76   cause: pneumonia
"intellectual"  Zhang Chunqiao   one of the "Gang of Four," instigators of China's disasterous Cultural Revolution
born on --1917 in Juye County, Shandong Province, China
expired 4-21-2005 in Shanghai, China   age 88   cause: cancer
The Editorial Reply
published Sunday September 21, 1897
New York Sun editorial writer  Francis Pharcellus Church   on September 21, 1897 penned famous Santa Claus editorial in response to letter from Virginia O'Hanlon
born on 2-22-1839 in Rochester, New York
expired 4-11-1906 in New York, New York   age 67
former Idaho senator (1957-80)  Frank Forrester Church
born on 7-25-1924 in Boise, Idaho
expired 4-7-1984 in Bethesda, Maryland   age
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%

restauranteur  George W. Church   founded Church's Fried Chicken To Go (1952) in San Antonio
born on --1887 in Texas
expired ??-??-1956   age 69
Great Lakes sailor  Nolan Frank Church   Porter aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 7-13-1920
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 55   cause: drowned when ship foundered
composer  Frank Churchill   wrote Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
expired 5-14-1942   age 40
disease victim  Stephen Churchill   first confirmed death in Britain from BSE-induced variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease
expired 5-21-1995 in Wiltshire, England   age 19   cause: variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
former British prime minister Sir  Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill   World War II leader; husband of Clementine; 1953 Nobel Literature prize winner
¤legal surname: Spencer-Churchill 
born on 11-30-1874 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
expired 1-24-1965 in London, England   age 90   cause: stroke
Chinese Communist Party Army Chief  Chu Teh   won civil war against Nationalists (1949)
born on --1886 in Ilung, Szechwan Province, China
expired 7-6-1976 in Beijing, China   age 90
umpire  Nester Chylak   1999 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee
born on 5-11-1922 in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
expired 2-22-1982   age 59
to next Pope: Alexander VIto previous Pope: Sixtus IV Catholic Church leader (1484-1492)  Giovanni Battista Cibò   elected 214th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church August 29, 1484
¤Pope Innocent VIII 
born on --1432 in Genoa, Italy
expired 7-25-1492 in Rome, Italy   age 60
Chicago White Sox pitcher  Edward Victor "Eddie" Cicotte   banned from baseball after the 1919 Black Sox scandal
born on 6-19-1884 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 5-5-1969 in Farmington, Michigan   age 84
1920s/30s operatic soprano  Geneviève "Gina" Cigna
born on 3-6-1900 in Paris, France
expired 6-26-2001 in Milan, Italy   age 101
actress  Diane Cilento   a former Mrs. Sean Connery (1962-73)
born on 10-5-1933 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
expired 10-6-2011 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia   age 79   cause: "a long illness"
character actor  Leonardo Anthony Cimino
born on 11-4-1917 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 3-3-2012 in Woodstock, New York   age 94   cause: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
African Mendi chief  Joseph Cinque   kidnapped and enslaved, he lead a rebellion aboard the Le Amistad in 1839; his trials were the subject of the 1997 movie Amistad; ironically, he later became a slave trader himself
born on --1811 in Africa
expired ??-??-1852 in Africa   age 41
to next Pope: Marcellus IIto previous Pope: Paul III Catholic Church leader (1550-1555)  Giovanni Maria Ciocchi   elected 222nd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church February 7, 1550
¤Pope Julius III 
born on 9-10-1487 in Rome, Italy
expired 3-23-1555 in Rome, Italy   age 67
tv reporter  Louis J. Cioffi   covered the Korean War for CBS and the Vietman War for ABC
born on 4-30-1926
expired 5-2-1998 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: liver cancer
tobacco lawsuit plaintiff  Antonio Cipollone   husband of Rose Cipollone; in June 1988 awarded $100,000 in lawsuit against three tobacco companies; verdict overturned 1/5/1990 by appellate court
born on 8-31-1923
expired 1-10-1990 in Toms River, New Jersey   age 66   cause: pneumonia; heart failure
Dover Publications founder  Hayward Cirker
born on 6-1-1917
expired 3-8-2000 in Roslyn, New York   age 82
fashion designer  Anne Elisabeth Jane "Liz" Claiborne
¤married surname: Ortenberg 
born on 3-31-1929 in Brussels, Belgium
expired 6-26-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 78   cause: complications from peritoneal mesothelioma
former New York Times food editor (1957-88)  Craig Claiborne
born on 9-4-1920 in Sunflower, Mississippi
expired 1-22-2000 in New York, New York   age 79
former college football coach  Jerry David Claiborne
born on 8-26-1928 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
expired 9-24-2000 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 72   cause: heart attack
Acme Packing Co. manager (1919-21)  J. Emmett Clair   Curly Lambeau's father convinced him to have the business sponsor an American Professional Football Association team; when he left town he sold the team to Curly; the team (named the "Green Bay Packers") later joined the NFL and went on to some success
born on 6-16-1897
expired 4-9-2000 in Palos Heights, Illinois   age 102   cause: pneumonia
film director  René Clair
¤born: René Chomette 
born on 11-11-1898 in Paris, France
expired 3-15-1981 in Neuilly, France   age 82
folk singer  William "Liam" Clancy   last surviving member of the Irish folk group (Clancy Brothers)
born on 9-2-1935 in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland
expired 12-4-2009 in Cork, Ireland   age 74   cause: pulmonary fibrosis
industrialist  George Hubbard Clapp   a founder of the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)
expired 3-31-1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 90
artificial heart recipient Dentist  Barney Bailey Clark
born on 1-21-1921 in Provo, Utah
expired 3-23-1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah   age 61
movie director  Benjamin "Bob" Clark   gave the world Porky's (1982); co-wrote & directed A Christmas Story (1983)
born on 8-5-1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 4-4-2007 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 65   cause: automobile crash
paper manufacturer  Charles Benjamin Clark   co-founder of Kimberly-Clark & Company (1872); Wisconsin rep. (1887-91)
born on 8-24-1844 in Theresa, New York
expired 9-10-1891 in Watertown, New York   age 47
actor  Dane Clark
¤born: Bernard Zanville 
born on 2-18-1913 in New York, New York
expired 9-11-1998 in Santa Monica, California   age 85
 Delecta "Dee" Clark Jr.   recorded Raindrops in 1961
born on 11-7-1938 in Blytheville, Arkansas
expired 12-7-1990 in Smyrna, Georgia   age 52   cause: heart attack
frat band leader  Douglas P. Clark   leader of the Hot Nuts
born on 6-18-1936
expired 9-16-2002 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina   age 66
Ed Clark's famous photo of Graham Jackson's accordion tribute to FDR former Life magazine staff photographer  Ed Clark   took memorable photo of bandsmen Graham Jackson's accordion tribute to FDR
born on 7-3-1911 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 1-22-2000 in Sarasota, Florida   age 88
actor  Fred Clark
born on 3-9-1914 in Lincoln, California
expired 12-5-1968 in Santa Monica, California   age 54
sports legend  George "Potsy" Clark   Michigan Agricultural College football coach (1920); Portsmouth (Ohio)/Detroit Lions coach (1931-37; 1940-42); Nebraska Athletic Director (1945-53)
born on 3-20-1894
expired 11-8-1972 in La Jolla, California   age 78
Byrds co-founder  Harold Eugene "Gene" Clark
born on 11-17-1944 in Tipton, Missouri
expired 5-24-1991 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 46   cause: heart attack
former American Express head (1960-77)  Howard Longstreth Clark Sr.
born on 3-14-1916 in South Pasadena, California
expired 2-2-2001 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 84
game show announcer  Jack Clark
expired 7-27-1988   age 62
Texas death row inmate  Jack Ward Clark   rapist & murderer
¤aka: number 994 
born on 7-29-1963 in Lubbock, Texas
expired 1-9-2001 in Huntsville, Texas   age 37   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 BOD, DTM, RR, TEX50%
   Scored 6.9000 points

doesn't this guy just *look* like a Nazi storm trooper? unrepentant former Dallas County (Alabama) Sheriff (1955-66)  James Gardner Clark Jr.   one of the doughy, good-ol'-boy racist peckerwood dopeheads that enforced the Jim Crow laws; along with Alabama State troopers was part of the March 7 1965 "Bloody Sunday" police riot against peaceful voting rights marchers, violently forcing them back across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, back to Selma where they had come from; in 1978 did 9 months in prison for marijuana smuggling; rot in hell, Jimbo
born on 9-17-1922 in Elba, Alabama
expired 6-4-2007 in Elba, Alabama   age 84   cause: strokes; heart attacks; sheer spitefulness
Shuttle STS-107 astronaut  Laurel Blair Salton Clark
born on 3-10-1961 in Ames, Iowa
expired 2-1-2003 in over north-central Texas   age 41   cause: disintegration of Shuttle Columbia during re-entry
former Detroit Lions head coach (1978-84)  Monte Dale Clark
born on 1-24-1937 in Filmore, California
expired 9-16-2009 in Detroit, Michigan   age 72   cause: bone marrow maglignancy; lung & liver disease
AKS: Montie Monty
Def Leppard guitarist  Steve Clark
born on 4-23-1960 in Sheffield, England
expired 1-8-1991   age 30
Truman Attorney General (1945-49)  Tom Campbell Clark   Supreme Court Associate Justice (1949-67); father of Ramsey
born on 9-23-1899 in Dallas, Texas
expired 6-13-1977 in New York, New York   age 77
author  Walter Van Tilburg Clark   wrote The Ox-Bow Incident (1940)
born on 8-3-1909 in East Orange, New Jersey
expired 11-10-1971 in Reno, Nevada   age 62   cause: cancer
Louisiana Purchase co-explorer  William Clark   from 1804-1806 explored the region with Meriwether Lewis; Sacagawea was their guide
born on 8-1-1770 in Caroline County, Virginia
expired 9-1-1838 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 68
one-time major league baseball player  William Otis "Otey" Clark   played a single season for Boston, as a pitcher (1945)
born on 5-22-1915 in Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin
expired 10-20-2010 in Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2009ADWC3.3%

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in July 1986 science fiction writer Sir  Arthur Charles Clarke   wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey book and screenplay for 1968 Kubrick movie; published a number of articles in Playboy
born on 12-16-1917 in Minehead, Somerset, England
expired 3-19-2008 in Colombo, Sri Lanka   age 90   cause: cardio-respiratory attack; post-polio syndrome
   Contest Selectors
1979YJ7.7%
2000KLS14%
2001KLS, ROTS25%
2002CMH, DTM, MORB, TMTX36.4%
2003CSI, DTM, KLS, MJ, RAVN, TMTX33.3%
2004CSI, DTM, KLS, MJ, RAVN27.8%
2005DTM, GHG, KLS, WORM17.4%
2006ANG, DTM, GHG, KLS13.3%
2007AUDC, DTH, DTM, KLS, PUD, SBAP19.4%
2008BOD, CSI, DTM, JCM, KLS, OED, SBAP21.9%
   Scored 3.5391 points

AKS: Clark
actress/teacher  Caitlin Clarke   mostly remembered as Valerian in Dragonslayer (1981)
¤born: Katherine Anne Clarke 
born on 5-3-1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 9-9-2004 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania   age 52   cause: ovarian cancer
AKS: Clark Kaitlin Caitlyn Kaitlyn Catherine Dragon Slayer Valerion Valerien Valeryon
lawyer  Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke   was the first president of Trinidad and Tobago (1976-87)
born on 12-28-1917 in Belmont, Island of Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
expired 12-30-2010 in Port-of-Spain, Island of Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago   age 93   cause: complications from stroke
sci-fi magazine publisher/editor  Frederick S. Clarke   founded Cinefantastique (1970)
born on 11-20-1948 in Steubenville, Ohio
expired 10-17-2000 in Adair County, Iowa   age 51   cause: suicide; depression
classically trained saxophonist/oboist  Jon Christopher Clarke   played in the Loggins & Messina band
born on 8-19-1950 in California
expired 6-9-2005 in Ha'ena, Kaua'i, Hawaii   age 54   cause: kidney cancer
historian Sir  Kenneth MacKenzie Clarke
born on 7-13-1903 in London, England
expired 5-21-1983 in Hythe, Hampshire, England   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM7.7%

 Kenneth Spearman "Kenny" Clarke   original drummer in the Modern Jazz Quartet (1952-55)
born on 1-19-1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 1-25-1985   age 71
actress  Mae Clarke   got a grapefruit squished in her face by James Cagney in Public Enemy (1931)
¤real name: Mary Klotz 
born on 8-16-1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 4-29-1992   age 81
author & BBC broadcaster  Nicholas Campbell "Nick" Clarke   has cancer
born on 6-9-1948 in Godalming, Surrey, England
expired 11-23-2006   age 58   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006SPIT3.3%
   Scored 9.2000 solo points
2007SPIT

British screenwriter  Thomas Ernest Bennett Clarke
born on 6-7-1907 in Watford, England
expired 2-11-1989   age 81
movie poster from `Barbarian Queen', drawn by Boris DD-movie actress  Lana Jean Clarkson   moviedom's legendary Barbarian Queen (two movies: 1985 & 1992); also appeared in Death Stalker and as Alpha Beta, Princess of the Moon, in Amazon Women on the Moon (1987; opposite Sybil Danning's own "talents")
born on 4-5-1962 in Long Beach, California
expired 2-3-2003 in Alhambra, California   age 40   cause: Phil Spector's famed Wall of Bullets (gunshot to face)
biologist  Albert Claude   shared the 1974 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 8-23-1899 in Longlier, Belgium
expired 5-22-1983 in Brussels, Belgium   age 83
French inventor  Georges Claude   inventor of the neon light
born on 9-24-1870 in Paris, France
expired 5-23-1960 in Paris, France   age 89
fourth Roman Emperor  Claudius I   nephew of Tiberius installed as Emperor by the Praetorian Guard after the assassination of Caligula; ruled the empire from 41 to 54; married his niece (Agrippina), adopted her son (Nero) as heir (over his natural son Brittanicus); poisoned by Agrippina; central figure in the books I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves
¤full name: Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus 
born on 8-1-10 BC in Lugdunum, Gaul (modern: Lyons, France)
expired 10-13-54 in Rome, Italy   age 64   cause: muscarine poisoning; (poisoned mushrooms)
novelist & screenwriter  James Edmund DuMaresq Clavell   wrote King Rat, Tai-Pan and Shogun, and screenplays for The Great Escape, To Sir With Love (1967; also directed) and the original version of The Fly (1958)
born on 10-10-1924 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
expired 9-6-1994 in Vevay, Switzerland   age 69   cause: cancer
 Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr.   father of boxer Mohammed Ali
born on 11-11-1912
expired 2-8-1990   age 77
orator, U.S. Rep. & Senator  Henry Clay
born on 4-12-1777 in Hanover County, Virginia
expired 6-29-1852 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 75
Texas death row inmate  Keith Bernard Clay
¤aka: number 999238 
born on 2-18-1968
expired 3-20-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 35   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 9.6250 points

post WWII European commander General  Lucius du Bignon Clay   ordered the Berlin Airlift to counter the Russian blockade of the city
born on 4-23-1897 in Marietta, Georgia
expired 4-25-1978 in Chatham, Massachusetts   age 80
actress  Jill Clayburgh
¤Mrs. David Rabe 
born on 4-30-1944 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 11-5-2010 in Lakeville, Connecticut   age 66   cause: acute lymphocitic leukemia
ballad singer  Sonji Clay-Glover   first wife of Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. (8/14/1964-1/1966); later married to Reynaldo Glover Sr. (mother of Jr.) - also ended in divorce
¤née: Roy 
born on 11-1-1945
expired 10-11-2005 in Chicago, Illinois   age 59   cause: heart attack
Oklahoma death row inmate  Robert William "Randy" Clayton
born on 1-8-1961
expired 3-1-2001 in McAlester, Oklahoma   age 40   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 TEX12½%
   Scored 11.0000 solo points

Mormon pioneer  William H. Clayton   invented the odometer; said to have had 10 wives
born on 7-17-1814 in Charock Moss, Lancastershire, England
expired 12-4-1879 in Salt Lake City, Utah   age 65
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in December 1968 former Black Panther leader  Leroy Eldridge Cleaver   author of Soul on Ice (1968); no relation to Wally or the Beav
born on 8-31-1935 in Wabbaseka, Arkansas
expired 4-30-1998 in Pomona, California   age 62
author, publisher & lecturer  Samuel Langhorne Clemens
¤better known as Mark Twain 
born on 11-30-1835 in Florida, Missouri
expired 4-21-1910 in Redding, Connecticut   age 74
film director  René Clément   directed Is Paris Burning? (1966)
born on 3-18-1913 in Bordeaux, France
expired 3-17-1996   age 82
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder  Roberto Clemente
born on 8-18-1934 in Carolina, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
expired 12-31-1972 in San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico   age 38   cause: plane crash
bluegrass fiddler  Vassar Clements
born on 4-25-1928 in Kinard, Florida
expired 8-16-2005 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee   age 77   cause: lung cancer; liver cancer; brain cancer
AKS: Kenard South Carolina
former Texas governor (1979-83 & 1987-91)  William Perry "Bill" Clements Jr.
born on 4-17-1917 in Dallas, Texas
expired 5-29-2011 in Dallas, Texas   age 94
   Contest Selectors
2008TFM3.1%
2009TFM3.3%

he really IS a Pepper!  Woodrow Wilson Clements   former chairman of Dr. Pepper
¤nickname: "foots" 
born on 7-30-1914
expired 10-3-2002 in Dallas, Texas   age 88
saxophonist  Clarence Anichols Clemons   performed with the E Street Band
born on 1-11-1942 in Norfolk, Viriginia
expired 6-18-2011 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 69   cause: strokes
former NY Met player  Donn Alvin Clendenon Sr.   was the MVP of the 1969 World Series
born on 7-15-1935 in Neosho, Missouri
expired 9-17-2005 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota   age 70   cause: leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2004ANG5.6%

last Ptolemeic ruler of Egypt  Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator   lover of two Roman rulers --- first Julius Caesar (producing one kid), then as the wife of Marc Antony (three kids); was the last Pharo of Egypt
born on --69 BC in Alexandria, Egypt
expired 8-12-30 BC in Alexandria, Egypt   age 39   cause: suicide; asp bite
Metropolitan Opera conductor (1922-71)  Fausto Cleva
born on 5-17-1902 in Trieste, Italy
expired 8-6-1971 in Athens, Greece   age 69   cause: heart attack
to May 1979 Playmate of Monthto March 1979 Playmate of Month Playboy April 1979 Playmate of Month  Amanda A. "Missy" Cleveland   her first Playboy appearance was in the January 1979 "Great Playmate Hunt" feature
born on 12-25-1959 in Jackson, Mississippi
expired 8-14-2001 in Yazoo City, Mississippi   age 41   cause: adverse reaction to prescription medication
jazz trombonist  James M. "Jimmy" Cleveland
born on 5-3-1926 in Wartrace, Tennessee
expired 8-23-2008 in Lynwood, California   age 82
to next U.S. president: William McKinleyto previous U.S. president: Benjamin Harrisonto next U.S. president: Benjamin Harrisonto previous U.S. president: Chester A. Arthur 22nd (1885-89) and 24th (1893-97) U.S. president  Stephen Grover Cleveland
born on 3-18-1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey
expired 6-24-1908 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 71
former Secretary of Defense & oily BCCI dupe/flunky  Clark McAdams Clifford
born on 12-25-1906 in Fort Scott, Kansas
expired 10-11-1998 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 91
actor  Montgomery Edward Clift
born on 10-17-1920 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 7-23-1966 in New York, New York   age 45   cause: coronary artery occlusion
movie director  Edward F. Cline   directed You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939), My Little Chickadee (1940), The Bank Dick (1940), Never Give a Sucker and Even Break (1941) & Hello, Sucker (1941)
born on 11-7-1892 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
expired 5-22-1961 in Hollywood, California   age 68
country singer  Patsy Cline   first hit: Walkin' After Midnight (1957); aboard same plane as Cowboy Copas & Hawkshaw Hawkins
¤born: Virginia Patterson Hensley
 Mrs. Gerald Cline 
born on 9-8-1932 in Gore, Virginia
expired 3-5-1963 in Camden, Tennessee   age 30   cause: plane crash
Jefferson 2nd term vice president (1805-09) & Madison 1st term vice president (1809-12)  George Clinton   opposed adoption of U.S. Constitution; New York governor 1777-95 & 1801-04
born on 7-26-1739 in Little Britain, New York
expired 4-20-1812 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 72
actor  Colin Clive   played Dr. Henry Frankenstein in Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935); noted for the exclamation "Its Alive!"
¤born: Clive Grieg 
born on 1-20-1900 in Saint-Malo, France
expired 6-26-1937 in Hollywood, California   age 37
April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake survivor  Rose Cliver
born on 10-9-1902 in San Francisco, California
expired 2-18-2012 in Santa Rosa, California   age 109
stop-motion animator  Art Clokey   co-creator of Gumby & Davey and Goliath
¤born: Arthur Charles Farrington 
born on 10-12-1921 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 1-8-2010 in Los Osos, California   age 88   cause: bladder infection
tabloid `journalist' Eddie Clontz former Weekly World News editor (1981-2000)  Harold Edward "Eddie" Clontz Jr.   author of the vitriolic Ed Anger "opinion" column; gave the world Bat Boy; wrote 1988 headline
ELVIS IS ALIVE
The King of Rock 'N' Roll Faked His Death and Is Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan

born on 7-26-1947 in Charlotte, North Carolina
expired 1-26-2004 in Salt Springs, Florida   age 56   cause: liver & kidney failure; diabetes
singer  Rosemary Clooney   mother of Miguel Ferrer; aunt of George
born on 5-23-1928 in Maysville, Kentucky
expired 6-29-2002 in Beverly Hills, California   age 74   cause: complications from lung cancer
soccer "legend"  Brian Howard Clough   was a successful player and coach
born on 3-21-1935 in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
expired 9-20-2004 in Derby, Derbyshire, England   age 69   cause: stomach cancer
movie director  Henri-Georges Clouzot   made The Wages of Fear (1952) & Diabolique (1954)
expired 1-12-1977 in Paris, France   age 69   cause: heart attack
 David Carr Clover Jr.   wrote the Mickey Mouse March ("Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me?")
expired 9-30-1988   age 63
Grand Ole Opry comic  Jerry Clower
born on 9-28-1926 in Liberty, Mississippi
expired 8-24-1998 in Jackson, Mississippi   age 71
theater producer/director/critic  Harold Clurman
born on 9-18-1901 in New York, New York
expired 9-18-1980 in New York, New York   age 79
Rear Admiral  Wat Tyler Cluverius   survived the 1898 sinking of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor
expired 10-28-1952 in New Haven, Connecticut   age 77
tv & movie actor  Andy Clyde
born on 3-25-1892 in Blairgowrie, Scotland
expired 5-18-1967 in Los Angeles, California   age 75
Nirvana lead singer  Kurt Cobain
born on 2-20-1967 in Hoquiam, Washington
expired 4-7-1994 in Seattle, Washington   age 27   cause: suicide; shotgun wound to head
1920s Our Gang child actor (1923-29)  Joe Cobb
born on 11-7-1917 in Shawnee, Oklahoma
expired 5-21-2002 in Santa Ana, California   age 84   cause: natural causes
actor  Lee J. Cobb   played ZOWIE head Lloyd Cramden in the Flint movies; originate role of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (1949)
¤born: Leo Jacoby 
born on 12-8-1911 in New York, New York
expired 2-11-1976 in Woodland Hills, California   age 64
baseball star  Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb
born on 12-18-1886 in Narrows, Georgia
expired 7-17-1961 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 74
former pro wrassler  William J. Cobb
¤aka: "Happy Humphrey
born on 7-16-1926
expired 3-14-1989   age 62   cause: heart attack
New Yorker cartoonist  Sam Cobean   a friend of Charles Addams; six of his cartoons appeared poshumously in April 1954 Playboy
born on --1913
expired 7-2-1951 in Watkins Glen, New York   age 38   cause: car crash
actor  Charles Douville Coburn
born on 6-19-1877 in Savannah, Georgia
expired 8-30-1961 in New York, New York   age 84
subject of 20 Questions interview in June 2000 `Playboy Magazine' actor  James H. Coburn III   played former ZOWIE agent Derek Flint in several movies; won Best Supporting Actor oscar for playing Glen Whitehouse in Affliction (1997); was the voice of Monsters, Inc. CEO Henry Waternoose (2001)
born on 8-31-1928 in Laurel, Nebraska
expired 11-18-2002 in Beverly Hills, California   age 74   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2002 JEDS9.1%
   Scored 7.6000 solo points

 Imogene Fernandez y Coca
born on 11-18-1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-2-2001 in Westport, Connecticut   age 92   cause: "natural causes"
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS7.7%
2000 KLS, RR, TEX43%
2001 DTM, KLS, ROTS, RR, TEX62½%
   Scored 3.4563 points

rock guitarist  Eddie Cochran
¤real name: Ray Edward Cochrane 
born on 10-3-1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota
expired 4-17-1960 in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England   age 21   cause: brain injuries sustained in taxi crash
country singer/songwriter  Garland Perry "Hank" Cochran   wrote for Eddy Arnold, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, ...
born on 8-2-1935 in Isola, Mississippi
expired 7-15-2010 in Hendersonville, Tennessee   age 74   cause: pancreatic cancer
housewife  Grace Wallace Cochran   botulism poisoning victim (husband died of same)
born on 5-5-1907
expired 4-29-2002 in Chatham, New Jersey   age 94
If the gloves don't fit, you must acquit! litigator  Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.   a member of O.J.'s "dream team"; "If the gloves don't fit, you must acquit!"
born on 10-2-1937 in Shreveport, Louisiana
expired 3-29-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 67   cause: brain tumor; brain cancer
AKS: Johnny Cochrane
to January 1963 Playmate of Monthto November 1962 Playmate of Month Playboy December 1962 Playmate of Month & 1963 Playmate of the Year  June Cochran   a model for the Little Annie Fannie cartoon character that appeared in Playboy
born on 2-20-1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 5-21-2004 in Wisconsin   age 62
Bank of New York vice-president  Samuel Cochran Jr.   sole fatality from 1971 Bon Vivant botulism incident (his wife nearly died, however)
born on 1-11-1910
expired 6-30-1971 in Mount Kisco, New York   age 61   cause: botulism poisoning
co-founder of Universal Pictures  Philip D. Cochrane   partnered with Carl Laemmle Sr. in founding IMP Corp. in 1906 (it became Universal Pictures in 1912)
expired 8-8-1958 in New Rochelle, New York   age 81
Universal Pictures co-founder  Robert H. Cochrane   in 1906 loaned Carl Laemmle Sr. the money to found the studio; was vice president of studio until Laemmle left, then became president
born on 12-27-1879 in Wheeling, West Virginia
expired 5-31-1973 in New Rochelle, New York   age 93
comic book illustrator  David Emmett Cochrum   created the X-Men characters Nightcrawler & Storm
born on 11-12-1943 in Portland, Oregon
expired 11-26-2006 in Belpon, South Carolina   age 63   cause: complications from diabetes
AKS: Cockrum Cochram Cockram
oldest Aussie  Christina Cock
born on 12-25-1887
expired 5-22-2002 in Blackburn, Victoria, Australia   age 114
physicist Sir  John Douglas Cockcroft   shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles; also worked on the development of defensive radar
born on 5-27-1897 in Todmorden, Langfield, West Yorkshire, England
expired 9-18-1967 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 70
retired IBM research scientist  John Cocke   proponent of RISC processor design (Reduced Instruction Set Computing); awarded 1987 A.M. Turing Award
born on 5-30-1925 in Charlotte, North Carolina
expired 7-16-2002 in Valhalla, New York   age 77   cause: "a long illness"; strokes
hovercraft inventor Sir  Christopher Cockerell
born on 6-4-1910
expired 6-1-1999 in Hythe, Hampshire, England   age 88
rotund comedian  James Emil Coco
born on 3-21-1929 in New York, New York
expired 2-25-1987   age 57
 Jean Cocteau   French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, critic, artist, movie & theatrical producer and director
born on 7-5-1889 in Maisons-Lafitte, France
expired 10-11-1963 in Milly-la-Foret, France   age 74
IBM computer scientist  Edgar Frank "Ted" Codd   creator of the relational database model (1970); recipient of the 1981 A.M. Turing Award
born on 8-23-1923 in Portland Bill, Dorset, England
expired 4-18-2003 in Williams Island, Florida   age 79   cause: heart failure
machinist & hot rod designer  Boyd Leon Coddington   host of the American Hot Rod cable tv series
born on 8-28-1944 in Rupert, Idaho
expired 2-27-2008 in Whittier, California   age 63   cause: complications from surgery; diabetes
actor  "Iron Eyes" Cody   played the Indian Chief in the environmental movement ads
born on 4-3-1904 in Oklahoma Territory
expired 1-4-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 94
Cardinal  John Patrick Cody
born on 12-24-1907 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 4-25-1982   age 74
"Wild West" showman  William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody   one-time partner with Pawnee Bill
born on 2-26-1846 in Scout County, Iowa
expired 1-10-1917 in Denver, Colorado   age 70
tv producer  Fred Coe   co-creator of the Mr. Peepers tv series (1952-56); producer of the PBS miniseries The Adams Chronicles (1976)
born on 12-23-1914 in Alligator, Mississippi
expired 4-29-1979 in Los Angeles, California   age 64
electrical engineer  Merle Coffee   worked at Hughes Aircraft Co.; as radio operator aboard the Spruce Goose sat behind Howard during it's only flight (11-2-1947)
born on 3-22-1915 in Gassville, Arkansas
expired 1-5-2005 in San Pedro, California   age 89   cause: cancer
one of the last surviving World War I U.S. Army military veterans  John Russell Coffey
born on 9-1-1898 in Crawford County, Ohio
expired 12-20-2007 in North Baltimore, Ohio   age 109
AKS: Coffee
purported supergeezer  Oberia Coffin   the Guinness Book was unable to confirm her claim; they were also unable to refute her claim
born on 12-1-1883 in Dalby Springs, Texas
expired 10-18-2006 in Texarkana, Texas   age 122
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in August 1968 former Yale chaplain  William Sloane Coffin Jr.   big in peace activism circles
born on 6-1-1924 in New York, New York
expired 4-12-2006 in Strafford, Vermont   age 81   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2005WORM4.3%

former U Colorado basketball player  Melvin J. Coffman   played on their final four team (1954-55)
born on 5-9-1931 in Ponca City, Oklahoma
expired 4-18-2005 in Reno, Nevada   age 73   cause: throat cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006TBC

 David Joseph Cogan   co-producer of A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway (1959)
born on 7-24-1923 in Romania
expired 2-7-2002 in New Bedford, New York   age 78   cause: lung cancer
former Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-80) Rev.  Frederick Donald Coggan
born on 10-9-1909 in London, England
expired 5-17-2000   age 90
actor, songwriter, producer  George Michael Cohan   wrote Its a Grand Old Flag and Over There
born on 7-3-1878 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 11-5-1942 in New York, New York   age 64
last Look Magazine sports editor (1944-65)  Timothy H. Cohane   as a publicist for Fordham University gave the Ram's linemen the name Seven Blocks of Granite (1929)
born on 2-7-1912
expired 1-22-1989 in Nashua, New Hampshire   age 76
Broadway producer  Alexander Henry Cohen   brought the Tony Awards to television; produced Hellzapoppin' --- a 1967 version in Montreal starred Soupy Sales & a 1977 version with Jerry Lewis was a $2,000,000 flop
born on 7-24-1920 in New York, New York
expired 4-22-2000 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: emphysema
San Francisco Oracle founder & publisher (1966-68)  Allen I. Cohen   lived & worked in the Haight-Ashbury district; in 1967 he announced the "Gathering of the Tribes" for the first Human Be-In at Golden Gate Park ... the Summer of Love was under way
born on 4-23-1940 in New York, New York
expired 4-29-2004 in Walnut Creek, California   age 64   cause: liver cancer
 Bessie Gabrilowich Cohen   next-to-last survivor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire (March 25, 1911) in New York
expired 2-21-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 107
movie producer/writer  Herman Cohen   produced I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) & I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)
born on 8-27-1927 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 6-2-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: throat cancer
Broadway/movie actress and tv writer/producer  Hildy Parks Parks   widow of Broadway producer Alexander Cohen (her second husband, after Jackie Cooper); wrote the first Tony Awards telecasts; also wrote several Emmy broadcasts
born on 3-12-1926 in Washington, District of COlumbia
expired 10-7-2004 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 78   cause: complications from stroke
chamber music violinist  Isidore Cohen   played with the Juilliard String Quartet (1958-68) & the Beaux Arts Trio (1968-92)
born on 12-16-1922 in New York, New York
expired 6-23-2005 in New York, New York   age 82
California mobster  Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen   controlled the gambling rackets in California in the 1940s and 50s; L.A. Confidential starts with his arrest
born on 9-4-1913 in New York, New York
expired 7-29-1976 in Los Angeles, California   age 62   cause: stomach cancer
dialect commedian  Myron Aaron Cohen
born on 7-1-1902 in Grodna, Poland (now Hrodna, Belarus)
expired 3-10-1986 in Nyack, New York   age 83   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS7.7%

 Paul Cohen   founder of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America
born on 1-24-1917
expired 4-25-1968 in New York, New York   age 51
physicist  Samuel Theodore Cohen   inventor of the enhanced radiation thermonuclear bomb (neutron bomb; 1958)
born on 1-25-1929 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 11-29-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: stomach cancer
mean, parsimonius studio head  Harry Cohn   co-founder of Columbia Pictures; subject of famous quote by Red Skelton
born on 7-23-1891 in New York, New York
expired 2-27-1958 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 66   cause: coronary thrombosis
 Jack Cohn   co-founder of Columbia Pictures, first studio to produce cartoons and newsreels
expired 12-8-1956 in New York, New York   age 67
pandering, syncophantic, slimy "lawyer"  Roy Marcus Cohn   Joe McCarthy's pet weasel/council; no punishment of Hell would be adequate for this slug
born on 2-20-1927 in New York, New York
expired 8-2-1986   age 59
actress  Claudette Colbert
¤born: Lily Claudette Chauchoin 
born on 9-13-1903 in Paris, France
expired 7-30-1996 in Barbados   age 92
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%
1980 MM6.3%

former Chrysler Chairman  Lester Lum "Tex" Colbert
born on 6-13-1905 in Oakwood, Tennessee
expired 9-15-1995   age 90
model, actress, Paramount executive & Today cohost  Anita Colby
¤real name: Anita Katherine Counihan 
born on 8-5-1914 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 3-27-1992   age 77
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in July 1978 former CIA director (1973-75)  William Egan Colby
born on 1-4-1920 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 4-27-1996 in Wicomico River, Maryland   age 76   cause: drowned
actor  Dennis Cole
born on 7-19-1940 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 11-15-2009 in Fort lauderdale, Florida   age 69   cause: renal failure
former GM president  Edward N. Cole   created the Corvair (1969); head of Checker Motors Corp. at his death
born on 9-17-1909 in Berlin, Michigan (now Marne)
expired 5-2-1977 in Vicksburg, Michigan   age 67   cause: plane crash
Christian Men's Network founder (1979)  Edwin Louis Cole   dubbed the "father of the Christian men's movement"
born on 9-14-1922 in Dallas, Texas
expired 8-27-2002 in Southlake, Texas   age 79   cause: bone marrow cancer
jazz pianist  Isaac "Ike" Cole   brother of Nat & Freddy; uncle of Natalie
born on 7-13-1927 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-22-2001 in Sun Lakes, Arizona   age 73   cause: cancer
cartoonist  John Ralph "Jack" Cole   created Plastic Man (1941); did monthly cartoons in early Playboy issues (1954-58)
born on 12-14-1915 in New Castle, Pennsylvania
expired 8-13-1958 in Woodstock, Illinois   age 43   cause: suicide; gunshot to head; depression
Hollywood Ten screen writer  Lester Cole   wrote screenplay for Born Free under pen name "Gerald L.C. Copley"
born on 6-19-1904 in New York, New York
expired 8-15-1985 in San Francisco, California   age 81   cause: heart attack
singer  Nathaniel Adams "Nat King" Cole   father of Natalie; brother of Ike & Freddy
¤born: Nathaniel Adams Coles 
born on 3-17-1919 in Montgomery, Alabama
expired 2-15-1965 in Santa Monica, California   age 45   cause: lung cancer
child radio actor  Shirley Adrienne Bell Cole   had been the radio voice of Little Orphan Annie (1930-40)
born on 2-21-1920 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-12-2010 in Bayfield, Colorado   age 89
New York representative (1935-56)  Sterling William Cole   co-author of the Atomic Energy Act (1954)
born on 8-18-1904 in Painted Post, New York
expired 3-15-1987 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 82
jazz drummer  William R. "Cozy" Cole
born on 10-17-1909 in East Orange, New Jersey
expired 1-29-1981 in Columbus, Ohio   age 71   cause: cancer
murderer  Alton Coleman   convicted in Illinois, Indiana & Ohio
¤born: Elton Coleman
nickname: "Pissy" 
born on 11-6-1955 in Waukegan, Illinois
expired 4-26-2002 in Lucasville, Ohio   age 46   cause: executed; lethal injection
R&B singer and radio disc jockey  Carlton "King" Coleman   sang lead vocals on "Do The Mashed Potatoes" (1959)
born on 6-20-1932
expired 9-11-2010 in Miami, Florida   age 78   cause: heart failure
actress  Charlotte Coleman   played Scarlett in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
born on 4-3-1968 in London, England
expired 11-14-2001 in London, England   age 33   cause: severe asthma attack
composer  Cy Coleman   wrote Big Spender, Hey, Look Me Over, Witchcraft & the Playboy Theme (1960) as well as the music for the shows Sweet Charity and City of Angels
¤born: Seymour Kaufman 
born on 6-14-1929 in New York, New York
expired 11-18-2004 in New York, New York   age 75   cause: heart failure
jazz singer  Earl Coleman
born on 8-12-1925
expired 7-12-1995   age 69
Gary, modeling for his 'Evil Troll Doll' action figure
Wha' chu lookin' at ???
Ain chu evuh seen a washed-up actor before?
pint-size acting "whiz"  Gary Wayne Coleman   finished 8th in 2003 California recall election with 14,235 votes; arrested in January 2010
born on 2-8-1968 in Zion, Illinois
expired 5-28-2010 in Provo, Utah   age 42   cause: removed from life support; intercranial hemorrhage
   Contest Selectors
1979JH7.7%
1980DO, EK, JH18.8%
2000IVY14%
2001NFG12½%
2002JEDS9.1%
2003ANG5.6%
2004NFG5.6%

poet  Samuel Taylor Coleridge   wrote The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kublai Khan
born on 10-21-1772 in Ottery Saint Mary, England
expired 7-25-1834 in London, England   age 61
AKS: Colleridge
tap dancer  Charles L. "Honi" Coles
born on 4-2-1911
expired 11-12-1992   age 81
movie producer  Robert F. Colesberry   associate producer of The King of Comedy (1983) & The Natural (1984); producer of Mississippi Burning (1988) & The Road to Wellville (1994)
born on 3-7-1946
expired 2-9-2004 in New York, New York   age 57   cause: complications from heart surgery
Grant 1st term vice president (1869-73)  Schuyler Colfax   corruption scandal ended his career
born on 3-23-1823 in New York, New York
expired 1-13-1885 in Mankato, Minnesota   age 61
actor  John Colicos   Star Trek's first Klingon, Kor, D'Har Master: Errand of Mercy (1966), Blood Oath (1994), Sword of Kahless (1995) and Once More Into the Breach (1998); also played Baltar on Battlestar Galactica
born on 12-10-1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 3-6-2000 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 71   cause: heart attack
jazz saxophonist/bandleader  William Marcel "Buddy" Collette
born on 8-6-1921 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-19-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 89   cause: respiratory ailment
AKS: Marcell
CBS correspondent  Charles Cummings Collingwood   one of "Murrow's Boys"
born on 6-4-1917 in Three Rivers, Michigan
expired 10-3-1985   age 68
   Contest Selectors
1980 DO6.3%

child murder victim  Addie Mae Collins   killed by KKK goons in church bombing
born on 4-18-1949 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 9-15-1963 in Birmingham, Alabama   age 14   cause: murdered; bomb explosion
Lynyrd Skynyrd lead guitarist (1966-77)  Allen Collins
born on 7-19-1952 in Jacksonville, Florida
expired 1-23-1990 in Jacksonville, Florida   age 37   cause: respiratory failure; pneumonia
self-described "electrical physicist"  Arthur "Archie" Frederick Collins   purported inventor of the wireless telephone (1899); co-founded the Collins Marine Wireless Telephone Co. (1903); indicted for using mails to sell worthless stock (1911), did time in Federal pen; in later years wrote simplistic technology books; died sometime after 1949 & before 1954
born on 6-8-1869 in South Bend, Indiana
expired ??-??-19?? in Congers, New York   age ??
electricity spokestoon Reddy Kilowatt® Alabama Power Co. commercial manager  Ashton B. Collins Sr.   came up with idea for Reddy Kilowatt (introduced March 11, 1926)
born on 9-14-1885
expired 12-??-1976   age 91
Notre Dame football player  Charles C. Collins   left end; member of 1924 line nicknamed "The Seven Mules" that fronted "the Four Horsemen"; North Carolina football coach (1926-33)
born on 8-27-1903 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-14-1977 in Ridgewood, New Jersey   age 73
 Chrissie Collins   with husband devised the MedicAlert bracelet; the MedicAlert foundation was founded in 1956
¤born: Chrissie Woolcock 
born on 7-30-1906 in Douglas, Isle of Man, England
expired 1-8-2001 in Turlock, California   age 94
Malcolm X's half-sister  Ella Mae Collins   raised him after the death of their father and institutionalization of their mother
¤née: Little 
born on 1-26-1914
expired 8-3-1996   age 82
jazz guitarist  John Elbert Collins   worked with Art Tatum, Billie Holiday, Benny Carter, Errol Garner, Billy Taylor, Nat "King" Cole, Patti Page & Bobby Troup
born on 9-20-1913 in Montgomery, Alabama
expired 10-4-2001 in West Los Angeles, California   age 88   cause: cancer
journalist/author  John Lawrence Collins Jr.   co-wrote Is Paris Burning? (1965) & O Jerusalem (1972)
born on 9-14-1929 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 6-20-2005 in Fréjus, France   age 75   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
 Levi "Too Tight" Collins   purported to have been involved in the kidnapping/murder of Emmett Till
born on 1-20-1923
expired 4-23-1993 in Drew, Mississippi   age 70
celebrity hypnotist  Patricia A. Collins
born on 5-7-1935
expired 5-31-1997 in San Bernardino, California   age 62   cause: stroke
exploitation-flick actress  Roberta L. "Bobbie" Collins   was Alcott in The Big Doll House (1971), Belle Tyson in Caged Heat (1974), Matilda the Hun in Death Race 2000 (1975) & Lana Logan in Hardbodies I & II
¤Mrs. Paul Harper 
born on 11-17-1944
expired 8-16-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 63   cause: under dispute (awaiting ruling from the replay booth)
New York Yankees "alternate" catcher  Tharon Patrick Collins   batted eighth in Murderers' Row
born on 9-13-1896 in Sweet Springs, Missouri
expired 5-20-1960 in Kansas City, Kansas   age 63
author  Carlo Collodi   wrote Pinocchio (1880)
¤real name: Carlo Lorenzini 
born on 11-24-1826 in Tuscany, Italy
expired 10-26-1890   age 63
quiz show host  Clayton "Bud" Collyer   voiced the role of Superman on radio
¤born: Clayton Johnson Heermance Jr. 
born on 6-18-1908 in New York, New York
expired 9-8-1969 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 61
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR

AKS: Collier
British actor  Ronald Colman   had lead role in Lost Horizon (1937)
born on 2-9-1891 in Richmond, England
expired 5-19-1958 in Santa Barbara, California   age 67
AKS: Coleman
Dr.  Henry P. Colmore   physician who identified botulism toxin in a can of Bon Vivant vichyssoise (1971)
born on 10-23-1904
expired 11-13-1973 in Mount Kisco, New York   age 69   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
musician/comedian  Gerald "Jerry" Colonna   frequent co-hort of Bob Hope
born on 9-17-1905 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 11-21-1986 in Woodland Hills, California   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

to next Pope: Eugene IVto previous Pope: Gregory XII Catholic Church leader (1417-1431)  Oddone Colonna   elected 207th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church November 11, 1417 by the Council of Constance, ending the Western Schism
¤Pope Martin V 
born on --1368 in Genazzo, Italy
expired 2-20-1432 in Rome, Italy   age 63
jazz pianist  Alice Coltrane   widow of John Coltrane
¤née: McLeod 
born on 8-27-1937 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 1-12-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 69   cause: respiratory failure
jazz saxophonist  John William Coltrane
born on 9-26-1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina
expired 7-17-1967 in Huntington, New York   age 40   cause: liver cancer
explorer  Christopher Columbus   convinced Castilian Queen Isabella to bankroll his westward search for Cathay (he found two continents instead)
¤born: Cristóbal Colón 
born on --1451 in Genoa, Italy
expired 5-20-1506 in Spain   age 55   cause: heart failure; Reiter's syndrome
formerly much-hear voice  Vance DeBar "Pinto" Colvig Sr.   provided the voice of Goofy and the sounds of Pluto; first to provide the voice of Bozo the Clown for a Capitol Records project (1946); later became the first to perform Bozo (1949 on KTTV-tv in L.A.)
born on 9-11-1892 in Jacksonville, Oregon
expired 10-3-1967 in Woodland Hills, California   age 75   cause: lung cancer
zit creame developer (1949)  Ivan DeBlois Combe   created Clearasil; marketed Grecian Formula 16, Lanacane, Odor-Eaters & Vagisil
born on 4-21-1911 in Fremont, Iowa
expired 1-11-2000 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 88   cause: stroke
Laura at her peak early women's bodybuilder  Laura Combes   the first AAU Ms. America (1980)
born on 10-19-1953 in New York, New York
expired 10-4-1989 in Odessa, Florida   age 35   cause: alcohol poisoning
AKS: Combs
New York Yankees center fielder (1924-35)  Earle Bryan Combs   batted first in Murderers' Row
¤nickname: "The Kentucky Colonel" 
born on 5-14-1899 in Pebworth, Kentucky
expired 7-21-1976 in Richmond, Kentucky   age 77   cause: "a long illness"
   Contest Selectors
2000 RR

Ray in happier days with Playmates Heidi Sorenson, Devin DeVasquez, Lisa Welch, Karen Foster & Kimberly McArthur game show host  Ray Combs Jr.   was Family Feud host (1988-94)
born on 4-3-1956 in Hamilton, Ohio
expired 6-2-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 40   cause: suicide; hanged himself in a hospital suicide ward
Broadway librettist  Betty Comden   with Adolph Green & Judy Holliday formed singing group "The Revues" (1939); collaborated with Green on shows such as On The Town, Bells are Ringing & Wonderful Town; penned screenplay for Singin' in the Rain (1952)
¤born: Elizabeth Cohen
widow of Steven Kyle 
born on 5-3-1917 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 11-23-2006 in New York, New York   age 89   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO5.6%
2004RIE5.6%
2005RIE4.3%
2006RIE3.3%
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

biologist Dr.  Alexander Comfort   author of The Joy of Sex (1972)
born on 2-10-1920 in London, England
expired 3-26-2000 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England   age 80   cause: complications from stroke
blacklisted actress  Dorothy Comingore   played Susan Alexander Kane (second, trophy wife, of Charles Foster Kane) in Citizen Kane (1941); never worked in films again after being blacklisted by McCarthy (1951)
¤born: Linda Winters 
born on 8-24-1913 in Los Angeles, California
expired 12-30-1971 in Stonington, Connecticut   age 58   cause: "a long illness"
Chicago White Stockings (Sox) team founder (1900)  Charles Albert Comiskey   notorious cheapskate; his 1919 team threw the World Series
born on 8-15-1859 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-26-1931 in Eagle River, Wisconsin   age 72
orchestra conductor  Sergiu Comissiona
born on 6-16-1928 in Bucharest, Roumania
expired 3-5-2005 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   age 76   cause: stroke
historian  Henry Steele Commager
born on 10-25-1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 3-2-1998 in Amherst, Massachusetts   age 95
comatizing crooner  Perry Como
¤born: Pierino Roland Como 
born on 5-18-1912 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
expired 5-12-2001 in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW7.7%
1980 GP6.3%
2001 NFG, ROTS25%
   Scored 4.9500 points

shoemaker  Léon Compère-Léandre   survived the May 8, 1902 eruption of Mt. Pelée
born on --1874
expired ??-??-1936   age 62
AKS: Leon Compere Leandre
physicist  Arthur Holly Compton   key figure in development of the A-bomb; 1927 Nobel co-laureate in physics (shared with Wilson) for development of the cloud chamber
born on 9-10-1892 in Wooster, Ohio
expired 3-15-1962 in Berkeley, California   age 69
actress  Fay Compton   played Peter Pan in a London production
¤born: Virginia Lilian Emmeline Mackenzie Compton 
born on 9-18-1894 in West Kensington, London, England
expired 12-12-1978 in London, England   age 84
World War II veteran, attorney & author  Lynn D. "Buck" Compton   was the lead prosecutor in the Sirhan Sirhan case
born on 12-31-1921 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-25-2012 in Burlington, Washington   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2010OIE3.7%

former New York representative (1965-84)  Barber Benjamin Conable Jr.   from 1986 through 1991 was president of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (aka: the World Bank)
born on 11-2-1922 in Warsaw, New York
expired 11-30-2003 in Sarasota, Florida   age 81   cause: complications from staph infection
actor  Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway   appeared in Grease, Taxi, Babylon 5, celebrity rehab, ...
born on 10-5-1950 in New York, New York
expired 5-27-2011 in Tarzana, California   age 60   cause: life support withdrawn; coma; septic emboli; aspiration pneumonia; encephalopathy; coronary artery disease; aortic valve endocarditis
   Contest Selectors
2008TFM3.1%
2009GAS, LMLD6.7%
2010GAS, KLS, LMLD11.1%

jazz guitarist  Albert Edwin "Eddie" Condon
born on 11-16-1905 in Goodland, Indiana
expired 8-4-1973 in New York, New York   age 67
Our Gang child actor  John "Jackie" Condon   appeared in 1922 silent shorts of the series
born on 3-25-1918 in Los Angeles, California
expired 10-13-1977 in Inglewood, California   age 59   cause: cancer
author  Richard Thomas Condon   wrote Manchurian Candidate & Prizzi's Honor
born on 3-18-1915 in New York, New York
expired 4-9-1996 in Dallas, Texas   age 81
to next Pope: Nicholas Vto previous Pope: Martin V Catholic Church leader (1431-1447)  Gabriello Condulmaro   elected 208th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church March 4, 1431
¤Pope Eugene IV 
born on --1388 in Venice, Italy
expired 2-23-1447 in Rome, Italy   age 58
advertising executive  Fairfax Mastick Cone   co-founded Foote, Cone & Belding (1942); came up with slogan "LSMFT - Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco"
born on 2-21-1903 in San Francisco, California
expired 6-20-1977 in Carmel, California   age 74
philosopher  Confucius
born on 8-27-551 BC
expired 11-21-479 BC   age 72
ex-baseball player  Richard Anthony "Tony" Conigliaro
born on 1-7-1945 in Revere, Massachusetts
expired 2-24-1990   age 45
silent screen comic  Chester Conklin   appeared in the Keystone Kops series; had walrus mustache
born on 1-11-1888 in Oskaloosa, Iowa
expired 10-11-1971 in Van Nuys, California   age 83
Broadway actress  Peggy Conklin
born on 11-2-1902 in Dobbs Ferry, New York
expired 3-18-2003 in Naples, Florida   age 96
soul singer  Arthur Conley   his big hit: Sweet Soul Music (1967; co-written with Otis Redding)
born on 1-4-1946 in McIntosh, Georgia
expired 11-17-2003 in Ruurlo, The Netherlands   age 57   cause: intestinal cancer
child actress  Cammie King Conlon   played Bonnie Blue Butler in Gone With the Wind (1939) and supplied the voice of Faline in Bambi (1942)
¤born: Eleanore Cammack King 
born on 8-5-1934 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-1-2010 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina   age 76   cause: cancer
 Idanell "Nellie" Connally   widow of former Texas governor; last surviving passenger in the limo in which JFK was assassinated (she was seated in the middle row, in front of Jackie, to the left of her husband)
¤née: Brill 
born on 2-24-1919 in Austin, Texas
expired 9-1-2006 in Austin, Texas   age 87
AKS: Connelly
former Texas Governor (1963-69) & Nixon Treasury Secretary (1971-72)  John Bowden Connally Jr.   was in front seat of car with/hit by 1st bullet that struck JFK
born on 2-27-1917 in Floresville, Texas
expired 6-15-1993 in Houston, Texas   age 76   cause: pulmonary fibrosis
   Contest Selectors
1980 EK6.3%

AKS: Connelly
 Catherine Uhlmyer Connelly   next-to-last survivor of the 1904 General Slocum excursion boat fire (1,021 fatalities)
¤born: Catherine Uhlmyer
adopted as: Catherine Gallagher 
born on 4-4-1893 in New York, New York
expired 10-17-2002 in Wilton, Connecticut   age 109
actor  Christopher Connelly
born on 9-8-1941 in Wichita, Kansas
expired 12-7-1988   age 47
tv producer  Joseph E. Connelly   co-creator of Leave It To Beaver (1957-63) & The Munsters
born on 8-22-1917 in New York, New York
expired 2-13-2003 in Newport Beach, Florida   age 85   cause: complications from stroke
raconteur & playwright  Marcus Cook Connelly   won a Pulitzer prize for 1929 play The Green Pastures; member of the Algonquin Round Table & its offshoot, the Thanatopsis Inside Straight Literary and Chowder Club
born on 12-13-1890 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
expired 12-21-1980 in New York, New York   age 90
trombone player/bandleader  Ray Conniff
born on 11-6-1916 in Attleboro, Massachusetts
expired 10-12-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: head trauma suffered in fall (a complication from April stroke)
jazz singer  Chris Connor
¤born: Mary Loutsenhizer 
born on 11-8-1927 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 8-29-2009 in Toms River, New Jersey   age 81   cause: cancer
former college lineman/pro linebacker  George Leo Connor   first winner of the Outland Trophy
born on 1-21-1925 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-31-2003 in Evanston, Illinois   age 78
Johnson Commerce Secretary (1965-67)  John T. "Jack" Connor
born on 11-3-1914
expired 10-6-2000 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 85   cause: blood cancer
segregationist Birmingham, Alabama police commissioner (1936-52; 1956-63)  Theophilus Eugene "Bull" Connor   used fire hoses & sicced dogs on civil rights demonstrators --- booted out in 1963
born on 7-11-1897 in Selma, Alabama
expired 3-10-1973 in Birmingham, Alabama   age 75   cause: stroke
Rifleman actor  Chuck Connors   played gunfighter Swifty Morgan in Support your Local Gunfighter (1971) and assassin Tab Fielding in Soylent Green (1973)
born on 4-10-1921 in New York, New York
expired 11-8-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 71   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH7.7%
1980 DO6.3%

model agency head  Harry Sales Conover   coined term "Cover Girl"
born on 8-29-1911 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-21-1965 in New York, New York   age 53
Gemini V & XI,Apollo 12 and Skylab 2 astronaut  Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr.   third man to walk on the moon
born on 6-2-1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 7-8-1999 in Ojai, California   age 69   cause: internal bleeding from motorcycle crash
Westinghouse Electric engineer Dr.  Frank Conrad   invented the round-type home electric meter (1897); started KDKA radio in his garage
¤"the father of radio broadcasting" 
born on 5-4-1874 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 12-11-1941 in Miami, Florida   age 67   cause: complications from heart attack
author  Joseph Conrad   wrote Lord Jim, Nostromo and Heart of Darkness
¤real name: Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski 
born on 12-3-1857 in Berdichev, Ukraine, Russia
expired 8-3-1924   age 66
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in October 1983 with rest of the `Hill Street Blues' cast/crew Hill Street Blues actor  Michael Conrad   "...lets be careful out there..."
born on 10-16-1925 in New York, New York
expired 11-21-1983   age 58   cause: cancer
L.A. Times political cartoonist  Paul Francis Conrad
born on 6-27-1924 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
expired 9-4-2010 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California   age 86
 William Conrad   radio's Matt Dillon (Gunsmoke); Rocky & Bullwinkle's announcer; Cannon; Jake's fatman
born on 9-27-1920 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 2-11-1994   age 73
actor  Frank Foster "Hans" Conried II   had title role in The Five Thousand Fingers of Dr. T; played Uncle Tanoose on Make Room for Daddy
born on 4-1-1915 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 1-5-1982 in Burbank, California   age 66   cause: heart attack
former Fordham Ram lineman  John Patrick Conroy   member of the Seven Blocks of Granite
born on 12-28-1907
expired 10-31-2003 in Portland, Maine   age 95
radio-tv journalist  Robert Bernard "Bob" Considine
born on 11-4-1906 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 9-25-1975 in New York, New York   age 68   cause: complications from stroke
composer  Marius Constant   wrote the Twilight Zone Theme
born on 2-7-1925 in Bucharest, Roumania
expired 5-15-2004 in Paris, France   age 79
actor  Eddie Constantine
¤born: Edward Constantinowsky 
born on 10-29-1917 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-24-1993 in Wiesbaden, Germany   age 75   cause: heart attack
Guinean "president"/dictator (1984-2008)  Lansana Conté   came to power in a coup
born on --1934 in Moussayah, Loumbaya, Dubréka, Guinea
expired 12-22-2008 in Conakry, Guinea   age 74   cause: complications from diabetes; chain smoking; leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2008DTM3.1%
   Scored 7.6000 solo points

AKS: Conte Conti Contay
stage and screen actor  Richard Conte   noted for playing gangsters like Don Barzini in The Godfather (1972)
¤born: Nicholas Peter Conte 
born on 3-24-1910 in Jersey City, New Jersey
expired 4-15-1975 in Los Angeles, California   age 65   cause: heart attack; stroke
Massachusetts rep. (1959-91)  Silvio Ottavio Conte
born on 11-9-1921 in Puttsfield, Massachusetts
expired 2-8-1991 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 69   cause: cancer
to next Pope: Benedict XIIIto previous Pope: Clement XI Catholic Churh leader (1721-1724)  Michelangelo Dei Conti   elected 245th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church May 8, 1721
¤Pope Innocent XIII 
born on 5-13-1655 in Rome, Italy
expired 3-7-1724 in Rome, Italy   age 68
character actress  Peggy Converse   widow of Don Porter
¤born: Peggy Randall 
born on 4-3-1905 in Oregon City, Oregon
expired 3-2-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 95
game show host  Bernard Whalen "Bert" Convey
born on 7-23-1933 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-15-1991   age 57   cause: brain cancer
ice cream seller  James Francis Conway Sr.   co-founder of the Mister Softee ice cream truck franchise ... you know, those trucks that troll the neighborhood summer evenings blaring insipid music trying to attract the kiddies
born on 10-30-1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 5-28-2006 in Ocean City, New Jersey   age 78   cause: cancer
character actor  Russ Conway   played Rev. Bethany in War of the Worlds (1953), Elvis' buddy Ed Galt in Love Me Tender (1956) & "American General" in Our Man Flint (1965)
born on 4-25-1913 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
expired 1-12-2009 in Laguna Hills, California   age 95
actor  Jackie Coogan   played Uncle Fester on The Addams Family; married to Betty Grable (1937-40)
born on 10-26-1914
expired 3-1-1984   age 79
lawyer  Adam Neal Cook   brother of 2008 American Idol winner David Cook
born on 6-5-1971 in Terre Haute, Indiana
expired 5-2-2009 in Terre Haute, Indiana   age 37   cause: brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
2009QKU, RIE6.7%
   Scored 10.0500 points

Texas death row inmate  Bobby Glen Cook
¤aka: number 999094 
born on 12-3-1961
expired 3-11-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 41   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 9.0250 points

actor  Elisha Cook Jr.   played Wilmer in The Maltese Falcon, Samuel T. Cogley on Star Trek and Francis "Icepick" Hofstetler on Magnum, P.I.
born on 12-26-1903 in San Francisco, California
expired 5-18-1995   age 91
film/tv director  Fielder Cook   directed Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) & The Homecoming (1971), the tv movie that was lead to The Waltons tv series
born on 3-9-1923 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 6-20-2003 in Charlotte, North Carolina   age 80   cause: complications following stroke
Chi-Chi's diner  Jeffrey D. Cook   on October 6th ate contaminated scallions
born on 7-3-1965
expired 11-7-2003 in Oakland, Pennsylvania   age 38   cause: liver failure; Hepatitis A
last Spanish-American War veteran  Nathan E. Cook
born on 10-10-1885
expired 9-10-1992 in Mesa, Arizona   age 106
British comedian  Peter Cook   partnered with Dudley Moore; played the Devil in Bedazzled
born on 11-17-1937 in Devonshire, England
expired 1-9-1995   age 57
14 year old Seth Cook Washington state progeria sufferer  Seth A. Cook   had been the world's oldest living victim of the disease — had the body of an 80-year-old
born on 7-22-1993 in Darrington, Snohomish County, Washington
expired 6-25-2007 in Darrington, Snohomish County, Washington   age 13   cause: complications from heart attack; stroke
2008SPAM
2009PCD

accuser of Cardinal Bernardin  Steven Cook
born on 1-12-1959
expired 9-22-1995   age 36
 Alistair Alfred Cooke   longtime host of Omnibus (1952-61) and Masterpiece Theater; in late 2005 it was revealed that, prior to cremation, his leg bones were illegally "harvested" by a criminal enterprise, given a fake autopsy report & death certificate and transplanted into individuals that thought they were receiving legal/healthy body parts
¤born: Alfred Alistair Cooke 
born on 11-20-1908 in Salford, England
expired 3-30-2004 in New York, New York   age 95   cause: lung & bone cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979DW, RR15.4%
1980BB, DW12.5%
2000ANG, BOD, KLS, RR57%
2001ANG, BOD, KLS, RR50%
2002ANG, BOD, CMH, DTM, JL45.5%
2003CSI, DTM, KLS16.7%
2004ADWC, BOD, CSI, DTM, KLS, RR33.3%
   Scored 3.0781 points

AKS: Alistaire Cook
Washington Redskins owner  Jack Kent Cooke
born on 9-25-1912 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
expired 4-6-1997   age 84
gospel/soul singer  Sam Cooke
born on 1-22-1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi
expired 12-11-1964 in Los Angeles, California   age 33   cause: shot to death by motel manager while he "chased" a woman
stage actor/writer/producer  Peter Cookson
born on 5-8-1913 in on a houseboat in the Willametter River, Oregon
expired 1-6-1990 in Southfield, Massachusetts   age 76   cause: bone cancer
C.M. Coolidge's painting `A Friend in Need' (aka: `Dogs Playing Poker') painter of socializing canines  Cassius Marcellus Coolidge   in 1903 was contracted by the Bigelow & Brown advertising firm to create a series of 16 depictions of dogs engaging in leisure activities; 7 of them showed dogs playing pool & 9 were of dogs playing poker; his most famous work: "A Friend in Need" (1870s; better known as "Dogs Playing Poker"); he is also credited with inventing "Comic Foregrounds," the lifesize cartoon standup, with the face cut out, that you'd stick your head through the hole & be photographed
born on 9-18-1844 in between Antwerp & Philadelphia, New York
expired 1-13-1934 in Grasmere, Staten Island, New York   age 89
to next U.S. president: Herbert Hooverto previous U.S. president: Warren G. Harding 30th U.S. president (1923-1928)  John Calvin Coolidge Sr.   Harding's vice-president
¤aka: "Silent Cal" 
born on 7-4-1872 in Plymouth, Vermont
expired 1-5-1933   age 60
presidential son  John Calvin Coolidge Jr.
born on 9-7-1906
expired 5-31-2000   age 93
C.M. Coolidge's painting `A Friend in Need' (aka: `Dogs Playing Poker') California oldster  Marcella B. Coolidge   daddy liked to do paintings of doggies playing poker
born on 6-27-1910 in Staten Island, New York, New York
expired 11-27-2007 in San Diego, California   age 97
   Contest Selectors
2005CSI4.3%
2006CSI3.3%
2008CSI
2009CSI

inventor Dr.  William David Coolidge   inventor of the X-ray tube (1913); developer of ductile tungsten filament still in use in light bulbs (1908)
born on 10-23-1873 in Hudson, Massachusetts
expired 2-3-1975 in Schenectady, New York   age 101
CBC kiddie show host (1964-96)  Ernie Coombs   played Mr. Dressup
born on 11-26-1927 in Lewiston, Maine
expired 9-18-2001 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 73   cause: stroke
veterinarian/immunologist Dr.  Robert Royston Ames "Robin" Coombs   developed the test for detecting the Rh negative antibodies in pregnant women (1945)
born on 1-9-1921 in London, England
expired 2-25-2006 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 85
AKS: Amos
the Klingon trifoil emblem original Star Trek series producer/writer  Gene L. Coon   created the Klingons (for episode Errand of Mercy); also created the Prime Directive
born on 1-7-1924
expired 7-8-1973 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: lung cancer
British MP & outraged First Lord of the Admiralty  Alfred Duff Cooper   resigned in 1938 in protest to Chamberlain's boneheaded pact with Hitler at München; British ambassador to France (1945-47)
¤title: Viscount Norwich 
expired 1-1-1954 in Vigo, Spain   age 63
former GQ magazine editor (1983-2003)  Arthur Cooper
born on 10-15-1937 in New York, New York
expired 6-9-2003 in New York, New York   age 65   cause: complications from stroke
super-geezer  Beatrice M. Cooper   lives in Harbor Beach, MI
¤née: Martin 
born on 2-3-1897 in Port Hope, Michigan
expired 5-4-2009 in Harbor Beach, Michigan   age 112
Academy Award-winning actor  Frank James "Gary" Cooper   played Sgt. York, Lou Gerhig and other heroic figures
born on 5-7-1901 in Helena, Montana
expired 5-13-1961 in Hollywood, California   age 60
British character actress Dame  Gladys Cooper
born on 12-18-1888 in Lewisham, England
expired 11-17-1971 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England   age 82   cause: pneumonia
actor  Jackie Cooper   nephew of Norman Taurog; appeared in 1930s Our Gang comedies; did The People's Choice (1955-58 talking dog sitcom) & Hennessy in 1959 with Abby Dalton; won Emmys in 1970s for directing
¤born: John Cooper Jr. 
born on 9-15-1922 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-3-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 88
Kentucky Senator  John Sherman Cooper   member of the Warren Commission
born on 8-23-1901 in Sommerset, Kentucky
expired 2-21-1991 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 89   cause: heart failure
Faith 7 and Gemini V astronaut  Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr.
born on 3-6-1927 in Shawnee, Oklahoma
expired 10-4-2004 in Ventura, California   age 77
Hollywood film producer & director  Merian Caldwell Cooper   his favorite phrase was "make it bigger!"; conceived of and produced or directed King Kong (1933), Son of Kong (1933) and Mighty Joe Young (1949) (along with Ernest B. Schoedsack)
born on 10-24-1893 in Jacksonville, Florida
expired 4-21-1973 in San Diego, California   age 79   cause: cancer
model agency founder  Wilhelmina Behmenburg Cooper
¤Mrs. Bruce Cooper 
born on 5-1-1940 in Culemborg, The Netherlands
expired 3-1-1980 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 40   cause: lung cancer
radio/tv/movie writer/director/producer  Wyllis Cooper   created the Lights Out radio program (1934)
¤aka: Willis Cooper 
born on 1-26-1899 in Pekin, Illinois
expired 6-22-1955 in High Ridge, New Jersey   age 56
beer company founder (1880)  Adolph Herman Joseph Coors
¤
born on --1847 in Germany
expired 6-5-1919 in Virginia Beach, Virginia   age 72
suds slinger  Adolph Herman Joseph Coors II   former CEO of the company (1982-87)
born on 11-12-1917 in Golden, Colorado
expired 3-15-2003 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 85   cause: lymphatic cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979JW, MM15.4%
1980MM6.3%
2002MORB9.1%
2003TAP5.6%
   Scored 6.5000 solo points

Tin Pan Alley composer  John Frederick Coots   wrote music for Santa Claus is Coming to Town & Love Letters in the Sand
born on 5-2-1897
expired 4-8-1985 in New York, New York   age 87
chemist/inventor  Harry Wesley Coover Jr.   came up with cyanoacrylate glue in 1942 (Super Glue)
born on 3-6-1919 in Newark, Delaware
expired 3-26-2011 in Kingsport, Tennessee   age 92
   Contest Selectors
2009TBC3.3%

Grand Ole Opry star  Lloyd Estel "Cowboy" Copas   died with Patsy Cline & Hawkshaw Hawkins
born on 7-15-1913 in Adams County, Ohio
expired 3-5-1963 in Camden, Tennessee   age 49   cause: plane crash
"entrepreneur"  Alvin Charles Copeland Sr.   founded the Popeyes fried chicken chain; lost it in bankruptcy when he overpaid to buy Churches Fried Chicken chain
born on 2-2-1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 3-23-2008 in München, Bavaria, Germany (near)   age 64   cause: cancer of the salivary glands
   Contest Selectors
2008GOHI3.1%
   Scored 8.6000 solo points

spy, author, trumpet player  Miles Axe Copeland Sr.
expired 1-14-1991   age 90
composer  Aaron Copland   composed Appalachian Spring
born on 11-14-1900 in New York, New York
expired 12-2-1990   age 90
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP7.7%
1980 BD, EB, HP18.8%

actor  Glenn Corbett   appeared on original Star Trek tv series as Zephram Cochrane (1968); also appeared in a number of John Wayne westerns
¤born: Glenn Rothenburg 
born on 8-17-1930 in El Monte, California
expired 1-16-1993 in San Antonio, Texas   age 62   cause: lung cancer
AKS: Glen Corbet
minor league baseball team owner  Jack Corbett   fought baseball's reserve clause, resulting in the 1953 Supreme Court ruling that supported a 1922 decision that baseball was "not a business", therefore exempt from the Federal anti-trust laws
born on 8-2-1887
expired 12-15-1973 in Los Angeles, California   age 86
boxer  John James Corbett
¤aka: "Gentleman Jim" 
born on 7-1-1866 in San Francisco, California
expired 2-18-1933 in New York, New York   age 66
Grandma Walton actress  Ellen Corby
¤born: Ellen Hansen 
born on 6-3-1913 in Racine, Wisconsin
expired 4-14-1999 in Woodland Hills, California   age 85
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, JW, MS, VM30.8%
1980 DO, JW, RR18.8%

Cord auto company owner (1932-37)  Errett Lobban Cord   produced the Cord 810 (1935)
born on 7-20-1894 in Warrensburg, Missouri
expired 1-2-1974 in Reno, Nevada   age 79   cause: heart attack
movie/tv/voice actor  Henry Corden   took over voicing Fred Flintstone following the death of Alan Reed (1977)
born on 1-6-1920 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 5-19-2005 in Encino, California   age 85   cause: emphysema
Olde Frothingslosh beer can 1950s/60s KDKA radio personality  Regis J. "Rege" Cordic   created Olde Frothingslosh, the Pale Stale Ale with the Head on the Bottom; moved to L.A. to replace Bob Crane on KNX radio(1966)
born on 5-15-1926 in Hazelwood, Pennsylvania
expired 4-16-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 72   cause: brain cancer
operatic tenor  Franco Corelli
born on 4-8-1921 in Ancona, Italy
expired 10-29-2003 in Milan, Italy   age 82   cause: complications from strokes
restauranteur  Arthur Richard Cores   co-founded the Newtonville, Massachusetts "Boston Chicken" restaurant that became the "Boston Market" chain (1985)
born on 8-11-1957 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 12-16-2009 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 52   cause: esophgeal cancer
character actor  Jeff Corey   blacklisted during the 1950s; became a leading Hollywood acting teacher; Stratos City leader Plasus on original Star Trek series
born on 8-10-1914 in New York, New York
expired 8-16-2002 in Santa Monica, California   age 88   cause: complications from fall
actor  Wendell Reid Corey   was president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a director of the Screen Actors' Guild
born on 5-20-1914 in Dracut, Massachusetts
expired 11-8-1968 in Woodland Hills, California   age 54
Dr.  Carl Ferdinand Cori   shared the 1947 Nobel prize in medicine with his wife & Bernardo Houssay
born on 12-5-1896 in Prague, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-20-1984 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 87
Dr.  Gerty Theresa Cori   shared the 1947 Nobel prize in medicine with her husband & Bernardo Houssay
¤née: Radnitz 
born on 8-15-1896 in Prague, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-26-1957 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 61   cause: kidney failure; myelofibrosis
former N.Y. Philharmonic concertmaster (1943-66)  John Corigliano
born on 8-28-1901
expired 9-1-1975 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 74   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Burlesque "queen"  Ann Corio
born on 11-29-1914 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 3-1-1999 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 84
character actor  Pat Corley   played Phil the bartender on Murphy Brown sitcom
born on 6-1-1930 in Dallas, Texas
expired 9-11-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: congestive heart failure
physicist  Allan Macleod Cormack   concurrent inventor of Computerized Axial Tomography scans (CAT scans); shared 1979 Nobel physiology prize for that invention
born on 2-23-1924 in Johannesburg, South Africa
expired 5-7-1998 in Winchester, Massachusetts   age 74   cause: cancer
geezer  Felicie Young Cormier
born on 11-9-1879 in New Iberia, Louisiana
expired 4-14-1998 in Crowley, Louisiana   age 118
World War II double ace  Richard L. "Zeke" Cormier   led the Air Force Blue Angels precision flying squadron in 1950s
born on 12-19-1919 in Washington
expired 2-21-2001 in Rancho Santa Fe, California   age 81   cause: cancer
author  Robert E. Cormier   wrote The Chocolate War (1974)
born on 1-17-1925 in Leonmister, Massachusetts
expired 11-2-2000 in Leonmister, Massachusetts   age 75   cause: complications from blood clot
Soul Train creator & host  Donald Cortez Cornelius
born on 9-27-1926 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-1-2012 in Los Angeles, California   age 75   cause: suicide; sunshot to head; "significant health issues"
renowned American stage actress  Katharine Cornell
born on 2-16-1893 in Berlin, Germany
expired 6-8-1974 in Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts   age 81   cause: pneumonia
human reproductive specialist Dr.  George Corner   pioneered in birth control chemistry, co-identifier of progesterone
born on 12-12-1889
expired 9-28-1981 in Huntsville, Alabama   age 91
Cornthwaite as Carrington in `The Thing' character actor  Robert Cornthwaite   played Dr. Carrington in The Thing From Another World (1951); also played a scientist in Colossus: The Forbin Project (1969) and a scientist (Dr. Flankon) in the movie ("Mant")-within-the-movie Matinee (1993); played progressively more senile Howard Buss on Pickett Fences
born on 4-28-1917 in Saint Helens, Oregon
expired 7-20-2006 in Woodland Hills, California   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO, CSI11.1%
2004CSI, PCD, RR16.7%
2005CSI, PCD, RR13.0%
2006CSI, PCD, RR10.0%
   Scored 4.2250 points

British Army general Marquis  Charles Cornwallis   surrendered to Washington at Yorktown in 1871
born on 1-31-1738 in London, England
expired 10-5-1805 in Ghazipur, India   age 66
to next Pope: Martin Vto previous Pope: Innocent VII disputed Catholic Church leader (1406-1415)  Angelo Corrario   elected 206th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church November 30, 1406; abdicated in 1415, permitting the Council of Constance to end the Western Schism through the election of a "consensus" Pope (the next-to-last Pope to have resigned)
¤Pope Gregory XII 
born on --1327 in Venice, Italy
expired 10-18-1417 in Recauati, Italy   age 90
radio actor  Charles J. Correll   created the Amos 'n' Andy radio comedy series along with Freeman F. Gosden; played Andrew Hogg "Andy" Brown on show (1928-60)
born on 2-2-1890 in Peoria, Illinois
expired 9-26-1972 in Chicago, Illinois   age 82   cause: heart attack
pilot  Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan   in 1938 flew from New York to Ireland instead of Long Beach California after allegedly "misreading" his compass
born on 1-22-1907 in Galveston, Texas
expired 12-9-1995   age 88
actress  Aneta Corsaut   played Sheriff Andy Taylor's girlfriend Helen Crump
born on 11-3-1933 in Hutchinson, Kansas
expired 11-6-1995   age 62   cause: cancer
to next Pope: Benedict XIVto previous Pope: Benedict XIII Catholic Church leader (1730-1740)  Lorenzo Corsini   elected 247th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church July 12, 1730
¤Pope Clement XII 
born on 4-7-1652 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
expired 2-6-1740 in Rome, Italy   age 87
Beat Generation poet  Gergory Nunzio Corso
born on 3-26-1930 in New York, New York
expired 1-17-2001 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota   age 70   cause: prostate cancer
former Marine Lt. Colonel  William R. Corson   the Pentagon threatened to court-martial him for his book The Betrayal, critical of politician's & the military's conduct in the Vietnam war
born on 9-25-1925 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-15-2000 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 74   cause: emphysema; Lung cancer
Spanish conquistador  Hernando Cortez   conqueror of Aztec empire 1521; executed Montezuma II
born on --1485 in Medellin, Spain
expired ??-??-1547   age 62
silent movie actor  Ricard Cortez
¤born: Jack Kranze 
born on 9-19-1899 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 4-28-1977 in New York, New York   age 77
1930s/40s radio writer/director/producer  Norman Lewis Corwin   also wrote movie screenplay for Lust For Life (1956)
born on 5-3-1910 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 10-18-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 101
   Contest Selectors
2005CSI4.3%
2006CSI3.3%
2008CSI3.1%
2009CSI, GOHI6.7%

Motown songwriter & saxophonist  Henry R. "Hank" Cosby   with Stevie Wonder & Sylvia Moy wrote My Cherie Amour & Uptight (Everything's Alright)
born on 5-12-1928
expired 1-23-2002 in Royal Oak, Michigan   age 73
Monday Night Football's Don Meredith, Howard Cosell & Frank Giffordinterviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1972 retired obnoxious sports homunculus  Howard Cosell
¤born: Howard William Cohen 
born on 3-25-1920 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
expired 4-23-1995   age 75
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS, YJ15.4%

talent agent & tv producer  Pierre Maurice Joseph Cossette   brought the Grammy Awards to the boob tube (1971-2005)
born on 12-15-1923 in Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada
expired 9-11-2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 85   cause: congestive heart failure
Cossman & Levine Inc. ant hustler  Eli Joseph Cossman   with brother-in-law sold millions of Uncle Milton's Ant Farms; sold out in 1965
born on 4-13-1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 12-7-2002 in Palm Springs, California   age 84
 Don Costa
born on 6-10-1925 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 1-19-1983   age 57
architect  Lúcio Costa   planned & designed Brasilia
born on 2-27-1902 in Toulon, France
expired 6-13-1998 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   age 96
character actress  Dolores Costello   grandmother of Drew Barrymore; played Isabel in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
¤Mrs. John Barrymore 
born on 9-17-1903 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 3-1-1979 in Fallbrook, California   age 75   cause: emphysema
character actor  Edward A. "Ward" Costello   in 1988 appeared twice on Star Trek: The Next Generation as Admiral Gregory Quinn (episodes "Conspiracy" & "Coming of Age")
born on 7-5-1919 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 6-4-2009 in Redlands, California   age 89   cause: complications from stroke
mobster  Frank Costello
¤real name: Francesco Castiglia 
born on 1-26-1891 in Cosenza, Italy
expired 2-18-1973 in New York, New York   age 82   cause: heart attack
radio, motion picture, television comedian  Lou Costello   partnered with Bud Abbott until 1957
¤born: Louis Francis Cristillo 
born on 3-6-1906 in Paterson, New Jersey
expired 3-3-1959 in Beverly Hills, California   age 52
theatrical producer  Peter Cotes   staged first production of Agatha Christie's The Mouse Trap (1952); brother of actors John & Roy Boulting
¤born: Sydney Arthur Rembrandt Boulting 
born on 3-19-1912 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
expired 11-10-1998 in Chipping Norton, England   age 86
former Leflore County, Mississippi Chief Sheriff's deputy  John Ed Cothran   was one of the people that pulled Emmett Till's body from the Tallahatchie River; conducted the investigation of his murder; later served as the Leflore County sheriff (1960-64)
born on 9-5-1914
expired 3-15-2008 in Grenada, Mississippi   age 93   cause: heart failure
Magnificent Ambersons actor  Joseph Cheshire Cotten   played murder victim William Simonson in Soylent Green (1973)
born on 5-15-1905 in Petersburg, Virginia
expired 2-6-1994 in Westwood, California   age 88   cause: pneumonia
AKS: Cotton
Texas death row inmate  Marcus Bridger Cotton
born on 9-28-1974
expired 3-3-2004 in Huntsville, Texas   age 29   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2004DTM, PCD, RIE, RR22.2%
   Scored 9.9125 points

AKS: Cotten
Dr.  George C. Cotzias   developed L-Dopa therapy for Parkinson's disease victims (1970)
born on 6-16-1918 in Crete, Greece
expired 6-13-1977 in New York, New York   age 58   cause: lung cancer
Another SFBMoFo truck driver  John Evander Couey   in February 2005 kidnapped, raped (repeately), & murdered Jessica Lunsford
born on 9-19-1958 in Florida
expired 9-30-2009 in Jacksonville, Florida   age 51   cause: "natural causes
   Contest Selectors
2008SBAP3.1%

1930s "Radio Priest" Rev.  Charles Edward Coughlin   foe of FDR
born on 10-25-1891 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
expired 10-27-1979 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan   age 88
physicist  Charles Augustin de Coulomb
born on 6-14-1736 in Angouleme, France
expired 8-23-1806 in Paris, France   age 70
 Ernest Kent Coulter   founder of the Big Brother movement
born on 11-14-1871 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 5-1-1952 in Santa Barbara, California   age 80
blues musician  Floyd "Dipper Boy" Council   his first name was used as part of the name of a rock band (Pink Floyd)
born on 9-2-1911 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
expired 5-9-1976 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina   age 64   cause: heart attack; sepsis; renal failure; gangrene
 James E. "Doc" Counsilman   former University of Indiana swimming coach (1957-90)
born on 12-28-1920 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 1-4-2004 in Bloomington, Indiana   age 83   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
2002JAC9.1%

AKS: Councilman
tv/movie music orchestrator & composer  Alexander Mair "Sandy" Courage   he'll be remembered for writing the theme song to the original Star Trek tv series (1964)
born on 12-10-1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 5-15-2008 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2008CSI, SPAM6.3%
   Scored 4.9500 points

Virginia State Senator  Emily Couric   sister of Katie
born on 6-5-1947 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 10-18-2001 in Charlottesville, Virginia   age 54   cause: pancreatic cancer
   Contest Selectors
2001 BOD12½%
   Scored 9.6000 solo points

 André Frédéric Cournand   shared the 1956 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 9-24-1895 in Paris, France
expired 2-19-1988 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts   age 92
AKS: Andre Frederic
former Pittsburgh Steeler lineman  Stephen Paul "Steve" Courson   a steroid abuser — had all manner of serious medical maladies
born on 10-1-1955 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
expired 11-10-2005 in Henry Clay Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania   age 50   cause: blunt force trauma; compression of the chest; tree fell on him while cutting it down
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG14%
2001ANG12½%
2002ANG9.1%
2003ANG5.6%
2004ANG5.6%

actress  Hazel Court   did a bunch of horror flix; widow of Don Taylor
born on 2-10-1926 in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England
expired 4-15-2008 in Lake Tahoe, California   age 82   cause: heart attack
natural history museum curator  Marjorie Eileen Doris Courtenay-Latimer   discovered a living coelacanth (12-22-1938); was honored when it was given it's latin name Latimeria Chalumnae
born on 2-24-1907 in Aliwal North, South Africa
expired 5-17-2004 in New London, South Africa   age 97   cause: pneumonia; complications from falls
AKS: Courtney
last of the original Harlem Globetrotters (1934-37)  Opal O. "Shagg" Courtney   originated the "move" where the ball was spun on a fingertip, rolled along an arm, over the shoulders, across the other arm & back onto a fingertip
born on 10-9-1912
expired 12-26-2001 in Gary, Indiana   age 89
pop balladeer  John Preston Courville   had 1959/60 hit with Running Bear (written & produced by the Big Bopper)
¤aka: "Johnny Preston
born on 8-18-1939 in Port Arthur, Texas
expired 3-4-2011 in Beaumont, Texas   age 71   cause: heart failure; following coronary artery bypass surgery
 Eleanor Kopf Cousins   widow of Norman
born on 2-1-1914 in Price, Utah
expired 10-22-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 87
childrens author  Margaret Sue Cousins
born on 1-26-1905 in Munday, Texas
expired 7-30-1996 in San Antonio, Texas   age 91
noted industrial designer  Morison Stuart Cousins   designed Tupperware; created the Dixie Cup dispenser (1970)
born on 4-10-1934 in New York, New York
expired 2-10-2001 in Orlando, Florida   age 66   cause: colon cancer
former Saturday Review editor  Norman Cousins
born on 6-24-1912 in Union Hill, New Jersey
expired 11-30-1990   age 78
underwater explorer  Jacques-Yves Cousteau   co-inventor of the aqua-lung
born on 6-11-1910 in St.-André-de-Cubzac, France
expired 6-25-1997 in Paris, France   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH, SB15.4%
1980 EK, HP, JH, VA25.0%

 Philippe Cousteau   youngest son of Jacques
expired 6-28-1979 in Alverca, Portugal   age 39   cause: drowned inside capsized seaplane in Tagus River
fetishist  John Alexander Scott Coutts   created erotic heroine Sweet Gwendoline (1947)
¤published under the name "John Willie
born on --1902 in Singapore
expired ??-??-1962 in Guernsey, England   age 60   cause: brain tumor
former French Foreign Minister  Maurice Couve de Murville
born on 1-24-1907 in Rheims, France
expired 12-24-1999   age 92
former Detroit mayor (1919-22) & U.S. senator (1922-36)  James Couzens   donated $75,000 to rebuild the Bath (Michigan) Consolidated School after its destruction (1927)
born on 8-26-1872 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada
expired 10-22-1936 in Detroit, Michigan   age 64
São Paulo State governor (1994-2001)  Mário Covas
born on 4-21-1930 in Santos, Brazil
expired 3-6-2001 in São Paulo, Brazil   age 70   cause: bladder cancer
character actor  Franklin Edward Cover   played George Jefferson's neighbor Tom Willis on The Jeffersons
born on 11-20-1928 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 2-5-2006 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 77   cause: pneumonia
nuclear physicist & aerospace scientist  John H. "Jack" Cover Jr.   1960s inventor of the TASER stun gun (an acronym standing for Thomas A. Swift Electric Rifle)
born on 4-6-1920 in New York, New York
expired 2-7-2009 in Mission Viejo, California   age 88   cause: pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
Georgia senator (1993-2000)  Paul Douglas Coverdell
born on 1-20-1939 in Des Moines, Iowa
expired 7-18-2000 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 61   cause: burst cerebral aneurysm & hemorrhaging
physicist  Clyde L. Cowan Jr.   discoverer of the neutrino
expired 5-24-1974 in Wickford, Maryland   age 54
character actor  Jerome Cowan
born on 10-6-1897 in New York, New York
expired 1-24-1972 in Hollywood, California   age 74
 Louis G. Cowan   former CBS network president (1958-59); creator of Quiz Kids (1940) & The $64,000 Question (1955); when the quiz show scandal erupted he took the Sgt. Schultz position --- "I knew nothing!"
born on 12-12-1909 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-18-1976 in New York, New York   age 66   cause: smoke inhalation
wife of Louis  Pauline Spiegel Cowan   daughter of catalog firm founder
born on 4-10-1913
expired 11-18-1976 in New York, New York   age 63   cause: smoke inhalation
stage author Sir  Noël Pierce Coward
born on 12-16-1899 in Teddington, England
expired 3-26-1973 in Blue Harbor, Jamaica   age 73   cause: heart attack
AKS: Noel
toy electric train inventor (1900)  Joshua Lionel Cowen   headed Lionel Corp. (1945-65)
born on 8-25-1880 in New York, New York
expired 9-8-1965 in New York, New York   age 85
 Barbara C. Cowsill   matriarch of 1960s singing family that was the inspiration for the Partridge Family
¤née: Russell 
born on 7-12-1928
expired 1-31-1985 in Tempe, Arizona   age 56   cause: emphysema
1960s singer  Barry Steven Cowsill   he had called his sister after Hurricane Katrina had passed (9/1/05) & left a message on her answering machine; that was the last anyone heard from him; his body was found on December 28, 2005 on the Chartres Street Wharf — ID'd by dental records & DNA; at his funeral service his cremated remains were to be scattered in the waters of Newport, Rhode Island harbor — a gust of wind blew them onto the assembled mourners instead!
born on 9-14-1954 in Newport, Rhode Island
expired 9-2-2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 50   cause: drowned
 William Joseph "Bud" Cowsill Sr.   patriarch of 1960s singing family
born on 12-2-1925
expired 9-29-1992   age 66   cause: leukemia
1960s family band singer  William Joseph "Bill" Cowsill Jr.
born on 1-9-1948 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 2-17-2006 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada   age 58   cause: emphysema; osteoporosis; Cushing syndrome
rich biddy  Anne Delafield Finch Cox   mother-in-law of Mrs. Edward Cox
born on 3-13-1918 in Dayton, Ohio
expired 1-26-2005 in Westhampton Beach, New York   age 86   cause: Lewy Body disease
Watergate Special Prosecutor  Archibald M. Cox Jr.   former Kennedy Solicitor General; fired during the "Saturday Night Massacre" (10-20-1973)
born on 5-17-1912 in Plainfield, New Jersey
expired 5-29-2004 in Brooksville, Maine   age 92
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI, TAP11.1%
2004CSI, TAP11.1%
   Scored 4.5500 points

Rev.  Benjamin Elton Cox Sr.   was one of the 13 original Freedom Riders; on May 13,1961, outside of Anniston, Alabama, his bus was attacked by peckerwood crackers with clubs & lobbing bricks and firebombs
born on 6-19-1931 in Whiteville, Tennessee
expired 6-12-2011 in Jackson, Tennessee   age 79
World War II PT-41 commander  George E. Cox   evacuated Gen. MacArthur & family from Corregidor to Mindanao in March 1942
born on 10-16-1914 in Niagra Falls, New York
expired 1-9-1972 in Watertown, New York   age 57
1920 Democratic presidential nominee  James Middleton Cox Sr.   3-term Ohio governor; radio-tv station & newspaper owner (Cox Broadcasting)
born on 3-31-1870 in Jacksonburg, Ohio
expired 7-15-1957 in Dayton, Ohio   age 87
television comedian  Wallace Maynard "Wally" Cox   played Mr. Robinson Peepers (1952-55); original Hollywood Square; voice of Underdog (cartoon character)
born on 12-6-1924 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 2-14-1973 in Bel Air, California   age 48   cause: heart attack
 Jacob Sechler Coxey   "general" who led "Coxey's Army" of unemployed veterans in a march on Washington D.C. in 1894
born on 4-16-1854 in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
expired 5-18-1951 in Massillon, Ohio   age 97   cause: stroke
computer writer  Don Crabb
born on 3-25-1955 in Chillicothe, Ohio
expired 2-26-2000 in Chicago, Illinois   age 44   cause: infection of the pancreas
Tarzan actor  Lawrence "Buster" Crabbe   also played Flash Gordon in movie serials & Captain Michael Gallant in Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion tv series (1955-7)
¤born: Clarence Linden Crabbe 
born on 2-17-1908 in Oakland, California
expired 4-23-1983 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 75   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP, HA12.5%

longest-suffering Cubs fan  Cleo Craig   remembered their last World Series win (1908)
born on 2-13-1890
expired 6-28-2003 in Marion, Illinois   age 113
EC Comics artist  John T. "Johnny" Craig
born on 4-25-1926
expired 9-13-2001 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania   age 75
Crain Communications chairman  Gertrude Ramsay Crain
born on 3-9-1911
expired 7-20-1996 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts   age 85
actress  Jeanne Crain
born on 5-25-1925 in Barstow, California
expired 12-14-2003 in Santa Barbara, California   age 78   cause: heart attack
 Donald James Cram   1987 Nobel chemistry co-laureate
born on 4-22-1919 in Chester, Vermont
expired 6-17-2001 in Palm Desert, California   age 82   cause: melanoma
country pianist  Floyd Cramer   performed on Elvis' recording of Heartbreak Hotel
born on 10-27-1933 in Samti, Louisiana
expired 12-31-1997 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 64   cause: cancer
textile engineer, inventor & mill owner  Stuart Warner Cramer   coined term air conditioning to describe his process to control the moisture level in textiles during production (1906)
born on --1867 in Thomasville, North Carolina
expired 7-2-1940 in Charlotte, North Carolina   age 72   cause: heart ailment
Cleveland chocolateer  Clarence Arthur Crane   invented Lifesavers candy (1912) --- first flavor: "Pep-O-Mint"; sold formula & all rights to Edward Noble for $2,900 (1913); father of poet Hart Crane
expired ??-??-1931   age ??
apiculture expert  Ethel Eva Crane   earned a Ph.D. in nuclear physics; was a world-renowned historian, researcher, author, editor on bees & beekeeping; wrote The World history of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting (1999)
¤née: Widdowson 
born on 6-12-1912 in London, England
expired 9-6-2007 in Slough, England   age 95
poet  Harold Hart Crane
born on 7-21-1899 in Garrettsville, Ohio
expired 4-27-1932 in Gulf of Mexico (off Florida coast)   age 32   cause: suicide; jumped from deck of S.S. Orizaba
tv writer  Harry Crance   co-created The Honeymooners; grandfather of Melissa and Sara Gilbert
born on 4-23-1914 in New York, New York
expired 9-13-1999 in Beverly Hills, California   age 85   cause: cancer
obscure actor  Herman Frederick Crane   played "twin" Stuart Tarleton in Gone With The Wind (1939); later in life was an announcer for L.A. classical music radio station KFAC (1946-87)
born on 3-22-1918 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 8-21-2008 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 90   cause: pulmonary embolism; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005CSI4.3%
2007KLS3.2%
2008CSI, DGW, KLS9.4%
   Scored 4.1250 points

former billiards champion  Irving Donald Crane   won world titles in 1942, 1946, 1955, 1966, 1968, 1970 & 1972
¤nickname: "Deacon" 
born on 11-13-1913 in Livonia, New York
expired 11-17-2001 in Rochester, New York   age 88
early late-night talk show host  Les Crane   went up against Carson and lost in the ratings; like to use a "shotgun" mic on the audience; left tv and went into the computer software business — was chairman of Software Toolworks ("Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing"); once married to Tina Louise (1966-71; daughter Caprice Crane)
¤born: Lesley Stein 
born on 12-3-1933 in Long Beach, New York
expired 7-13-2008 in Greenbrae, California   age 74
AKS: alternate birthplaces: New York City, San Francisco, California
Bob with this video toys actor  Robert E. "Bob" Crane   had title role of Colonel Hogan on Hogan's Heroes tv series; subject of movie Auto Focus (2002)
born on 7-13-1928 in Waterbury, Connecticut
expired 6-29-1978 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 49   cause: bludgeoned to death with camera tripod
1950 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Royston Campbell Crane   created Captain Easy (1932), Buzz Sawyer (1943) & Roscoe Sweeny strips; was the 1950 Reuben Award winning cartoonist
born on 11-22-1901 in Abilene, Texas
expired 7-7-1977 in Orlando, Florida   age 75
disgraced ex-California Senator (1969-92)  Alan MacGregor Cranston   one of the Keating Five; 1949 president of United World Federalist (world government advocacy group)
born on 6-19-1914 in Palo Alto, California
expired 12-31-2000 in Los Altos, California   age 86
   Contest Selectors
2000 ANG14%
   Scored 6.4000 solo points
2001 ANG

Sir  Thomas Crapper   invented the modern flush toilet
born on --1837 in Yorkshire, England
expired 1-17-1910   age 72
wealthy Roman Army officer  Marcus Licinius Dives Crassus   organizer of the First Triumvirate in 60 BC with Pompey and Julius Caesar
born on --115 BC
expired 6-6-53 BC in Carrhae, Mesopotamia   age 62
Have You Seen Me??? New York City judge  Joseph Force Crater   disappeared without a trace
born on --1889 in Easton, Pennsylvania
expired 8-6-1930   age 41   cause: mob hit?
actor & Burt Lancaster sidekick  Nick Cravat
born on 1-11-1912 in New York, New York
expired 1-29-1994 in Woodland Hills, California   age 82   cause: lung cancer
jazz saxophonist  Bennie Ross "Hank" Crawford Jr.
born on 12-21-1934 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 1-19-2009 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 74   cause: complications from stroke
AKS: Benny
Highway Patrol actor (1955-59)  Broderick William Crawford   played Willie Stark in movie version of All The King's Men (1949)
born on 12-9-1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 4-26-1986   age 74
scrap metal laborer  Frederick Coolidge Crawford   former chairman of Thompson Products of Cleveland; it became TRW, which he became chairman of in 1953
born on 3-19-1891
expired 12-9-1994   age 103
legendary Hollywood actress  Joan Crawford   first wife of Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; a director of the Pepsi-Cola Co. following her (fourth) husband's death in 1959; the inspiration for Mommy Dearest
¤born: Lucille Fay LeSueur 
born on 3-23-1904 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 5-10-1977 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: heart attack
blacklisted tv writer  Oliver Kaufman Crawford   wrote original Star Trek series' story for The Cloud Minders (1969), teleplay for Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (1969) and both story & teleplay for The Galileo Seven (1967)
born on 8-12-1917 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-24-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 91   cause: pneumonia
former Italian prime minister (1983-87)  Benedetto "Bettino" Craxi   on the lam after being convicted of corruption
born on 2-24-1934 in Milan, Italy
expired 1-19-2000 in Hammamet, Tunisia   age 65   cause: heart attack
computer pioneer  Seymour Cray   began his career as a co-founder of Control Data Corp.; later founded Cray Research to build Super Computers; developed RISC technology
born on 9-28-1925 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
expired 10-5-1996 in Colorado Springs, Colorado   age 71   cause: injuries sustained in auto accident
Oglala Sioux chief  Crazy Horse   did in Custer at the Little Bighorn
born on --1842 in Rapid Creek, Dakota Territory
expired 9-5-1877   age 35
"Papa"  John Creach   rocked with the Jefferson Airplane/Starship
born on 5-17-1917 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
expired 2-22-1994   age 76
young character actor / villian  Samuel Laird Cregar   played title character in The Lodger (1944); funeral eulogy delivered by Vincent Price
born on 7-28-1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-9-1944   age 28   cause: starved to death trying to lose weight
career civil servant & diplomat  Gordon William Creighton   editor of Flying Saucer Review (1982-his death)
born on 4-26-1908 in Rickmansworth, England
expired 7-16-2003   age 95
character actor  Jack Creley   portrayed Professor Brian O'Blivion in Videodrome (1983)
born on 3-6-1926 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-10-2004 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 78   cause: congestive heart failure
Inter-Parliamentry Union co-founder  William Randall Cremer   winner of the 1903 Nobel peace prize
born on 3-18-1828 in Fareham, England
expired 7-22-1908 in London, England   age 80   cause: pneumonia
AKS: he went by "Randal" but his birth certificate shows he was christened "Randall"
actor  Richard Donald Crenna   played Walter Denton on Our Miss Brooks radio & shows and Luke McCoy on Real McCoys tv series
born on 11-30-1926 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-17-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: heart failure; pancreatic cancer
Austrian neurologist  Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt   first to describe the human spongiform encephalopathy now known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (1920)
born on 6-2-1885 in Harburg an der Elbe
expired 12-30-1964 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 79??
to April 1961 Playmate of Monthto February 1961 Playmate of Month Playboy March 1961 Playmate of Month  Tonya Crews
¤real name: Alice Crews 
born on 2-2-1938 in Oklahoma
expired 8-7-1966   age 28   cause: automobile accident
British film director  Charles Ainslie Crichton   made The Lavender Hill Mob and A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
born on 8-6-1910 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England
expired 9-14-1999 in London, England   age 89
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in January 1999 author  John Michael Crichton   graduated from Havard Medical School; wrote The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park; created the E.R. tv medical drama (1994); co-scripted Twister
born on 10-23-1942 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-4-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 66   cause: cancer
author  Robert Crichton
born on 1-29-1925 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
expired 3-23-1993   age 68
biochemist Dr.  Francis Harry Compton Crick   co-discoverer of DNA's structure in 1953; shared 1962 Nobel prize with James Watson & Maurice Wilkins
born on 6-8-1916 in Northampton, England
expired 7-28-2004 in San Diego, California   age 88   cause: colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

detective  Cal D. Crim   exposed the Black Sox baseball scandal in 1919
expired 12-19-1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 89
actor  Donald Crisp   won 1941 Best Supporting actor for playing patriarch Gwilym Morgan in How Green Was My Valley; assisted D.W. Griffith in directing battle sequences in Birth of a Nation
born on 4-18-1880 in Aberfeldy, Scotland
expired 5-25-1974 in Van Nuys, California   age 94
writer  Quentin Crisp
¤born: Denis Pratt 
born on 12-25-1908 in Sutton, Surrey, England
expired 11-21-1999 in Manchester, England   age 90
Italian movie producer  Franco Cristaldi
born on 10-3-1924 in Turin, Italy
expired 7-1-1992   age 67
Criswell from `Night of the Ghouls' (1959) "psychic"  Criswell   narrator of Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958)
¤real name: Charles Jerome Criswell King 
born on 8-18-1907 in Princeton, Indiana
expired 10-4-1982 in Hollywood, California   age 75
rock singer  Jim Croce
born on 1-10-1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 9-20-1973 in Natchitoches, Louisiana   age 30   cause: plane crash
data drone  Steven Edward Crocker   an acolyte of Lyndon Larouche; he probably would not have approved of this contest
born on 11-9-1946
expired 6-22-2011 in Alma, Michigan   age 64   cause: brain cancer
King  Croesus   last King of Lydia (a kingdom in western Asia Minor); died young but loaded - defeated in battle and deposed by Cyrus the Great in 546 BC; reputed to have possessed wealth beyond even Bill Gates' fantasies
born on --590 BC in Sardis, Lydia (about 50 miles east of modern Izmir, Turkey)
expired ??-??-546 BC in Sardis, Lydia   age 44   cause: immolation
comedic actress  Mary Jane Croft   friend of Lucille Ball; played Betty Ramsey on I Love Lucy (1957); also appeared on The Lucy Show (1962-68) and Here's Lucy (1968-74)
¤full name: Mary Jane Croft Lewis 
born on 2-15-1916 in Muncie, Indiana
expired 8-24-1999 in Century City, California   age 83
NYC Mt. Sinai Hospital researcher Dr.  Burrill Bernard Crohn   described the eponymous disease (1932) with Drs. Leon Ginzberg & Gordon D. Oppenheimer (aka: ileitis or colitis)
born on 6-13-1884 in New York, New York
expired 7-29-1983 in New Milford, Connecticut   age 99
actor & movie director  John Cromwell   father of actor James
born on 12-23-1887
expired 9-26-1979 in Santa Barbara, California   age 91   cause: pulmonary embolism
to next English ruler: Richard Cromwellto previous English ruler: Charles I English ruler (1653-1658)  Oliver Cromwell   ruled as the Commonwealth's Lord Protector following the execution of Charles I
born on 4-25-1599 in Huntingdon, England
expired 9-3-1658 in London, England   age 59
to next English ruler: Charles IIto previous English ruler: Oliver Cromwell English ruler (1658-1659)  Richard Cromwell   ruled as the Commonwealth's Lord Protector following the death of his father; his weak leadership lead to the collapse of the Commonwealth and restoration of the monarchy
born on 10-4-1626
expired 7-13-1712 in Cheshunt, England   age 85
physician/author  Archibald Joseph Cronin   wrote Citadel (1937) & Keys of the Kingdom (1941)
born on 7-19-1896 in Cardoss, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
expired 1-6-1981 in Glion, Switzerland   age 84
former Tehran embassy political section chief  Elizabeth Ann Swift Cronin   held hostage for 444 days
born on 12-3-1940 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 5-7-2004 in Rectortown, Virginia   age 63   cause: fall from horse
former Baylor U plastic surgery prof. Dr.  Thomas Dillon Cronin   co-inventor of the silicone gel breast implant; eventually became demented (tipoff: did his rounds in the nude)
born on 4-8-1906 in Houston, Texas
expired 10-21-1993 in Houston, Texas   age 87
the most trusted man in America, making out with a puppetinterviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in June 1973 trusted former CBS news anchor (1962-81)  Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.   anchored CBS' coverage of Squaw Valley Olympic games (1960); replaced by Arnold Zenker during 1967 AFTRA strike
¤aka: "uncle Walter" 
born on 11-4-1916 in Saint Joseph, Missouri
expired 7-17-2009 in New York, New York   age 92   cause: cerebrovascular disease
   Contest Selectors
1979DO, HFS, HP, MM, RR, SB, YJ53.8%
1980BD, EK12.5%
2000BOD, IVY, KLS, RR, SPAM57%
2001ANG, BOD, KLS, TEX50%
2002ANG, BOD, CMH, JEDS, MORB45.5%
2003ANG, CSI, JEDS, KLS, KOHD, OGGI33.3%
2004ABRA, ADWC, BOD, CSI, EOD, KLS, RR38.9%
2005ADWC, ANG, BOD, BYE, CSI, FA, GHG, KLS, QKU, RR, SPIT47.8%
2006ADWC, ANG, BOD, BONY, BYE, CSI, DFFC, DTH, GGG, GHG, HH, KLS, QKU, RR, SPIT, TFM53.3%
2007ABRA, ADWC, BOD, BONY, BYE, DFFC, DTH, GOHI, GREB, KLS, QKU, RIE, RPRM, RR, SPIT, TFM51.6%
2008ADWC, ANG, BOD, BYE, DFFC, GAS, GOHI, GREB, KLS, OED, QKU, RIE, RPRM, RR, SBAP, SPAM, SPIT, TFM56.3%
2009ADWC, ANG, BOD, BYE, CSI, GREB, KLS, MoFa, OED, PCD, QKU, RIE, RPRM, SBAP, TFM50.0%
   Scored 3.3002 points

actor  Hume Cronyn   widower of Jessica Tandy
born on 7-18-1911 in London, Ontario, Canada
expired 6-15-2003 in Fairfield, Connecticut   age 91   cause: prostate cancer
   Contest Selectors
1980EB6.3%
2000BOD, SPAM29%
2001BOD, NFG25%
2002ANG, BOD, JL27.3%
2003ANG, CSI, DTM, MB, OGGI27.8%
   Scored 3.5563 points

 Dennis M. Crosby   son of Bing & Dixie; twin brother of Phillip; father of Denise
born on 7-13-1935
expired 5-4-1991 in Novato, California   age 55   cause: suicide
UofM anatomist Dr.  Elizabeth Caroline Crosby
born on 10-25-1888 in Petersburg, Michigan
expired 7-28-1983   age 94
   Contest Selectors
1980 MM6.3%

singer  Gary Crosby   eldest son of Bing & Dixie
born on 6-27-1934
expired 8-24-1995 in Burbank, California   age 61   cause: lung cancer
bandleader  George Robert "Bob" Crosby   Bing's younger brother
born on 8-23-1913 in Spokane, Washington
expired 3-9-1993   age 79
singer, actor, entrepenuer  Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby   crooned White Christmas in movies Holiday Inn (1942) and White Christmas (1954) and on record (that record was the 1975 evacuation "signal" for U.S. troops in Vietnam); partnered with Bob Hope in a number of Road to... pictures; funded work by John Mullin and Alexander M. Poniatoff that led to the development of audio & video recording
born on 5-2-1904 in Tacoma, Washington
expired 10-14-1977 in Madrid, Spain   age 73   cause: heart attack
 Lindsay Crosby   son of "Bing" & Dixie
born on 1-5-1938
expired 12-10-1989 in Calabasas, California   age 51   cause: suicide
 Phillip Crosby   son of Bing & Dixie; twin brother of Dennis
born on 7-13-1935
expired 1-13-2004 in Woodland Hills, California   age 68
Ratt guitarist  Robbin Crosby
born on 8-4-1959 in San Diego, California
expired 6-6-2002 in San Diego, California   age 42   cause: complications from AIDS
 Wilma Wyatt "Dixie Lee" Crosby   first wife of Bing
born on 11-4-1911 in Harriman, Tennessee
expired 11-1-1952 in Holmby Hills, California   age 40   cause: ovarian cancer
long time N.Y. Yankee shortstop (1932-48)  Frank Peter Joseph Crosetti
born on 10-4-1910 in San Francisco, California
expired 2-11-2002 in Stockton, California   age 91   cause: complications from fall
movie director  Alan Crosland   made The Jazz Singer (1927)
born on 8-10-1894 in New York, New York
expired 7-16-1936 in Hollywood, California   age 39   cause: auto accident
industrialist  Powel Crosley Jr.   manufactured radio sets and appliances; automaker; head of Crosley Broadcasting; principal owner of Cincinnati Reds baseball team 1936-1961; namesake of Crosley Field in Cincinnati
born on 9-18-1886 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 3-28-1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 74
snooty radio announcer  Milton John Cross   the voice of the Texaco Metropolitan Opera broadcasts from 12/25/1931 through his death
born on 4-16-1897 in New York, New York
expired 1-3-1975 in New York, New York   age 77   cause: heart attack
engineer & machine tool manufacturer  Ralph Emerson Cross
born on 6-3-1910 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 6-26-2003 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan   age 93
retired test pilot  Albert Scott Crossfield Jr.   first to fly the X-15; first person to fly at Mach 2 (11-20-1953)
born on 10-2-1921 in Berkeley, California
expired 4-19-2006 in Ranger, Gordon County, Georgia (10 miles outside of)   age 84   cause: small plane crash
 Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers
born on 5-23-1910 in Terre Haute, Indiana
expired 11-22-1986 in Los Angeles, California   age 76
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR6.3%

retired University of Wisconsin-Madison population genetics researcher  James Franklin Crow   was instrumental in making forensic DNA testing commonplace (and acceptible by the courts)
born on 1-18-1916 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
expired 1-4-2012 in Madison, Wisconsin   age 95   cause: congestive heart failure
engineer/inventor  George C. Crowley   developed the thermostatically controlled electric blanket for G.E.
born on 12-7-1919 in Keansburg, New Jersey
expired 1-15-2000 in Pinehurst, North Carolina   age 80   cause: pneumonia
1924 Notre Dame "Four Horsemen" running back  James H. Crowley   coached the Michigan State College "Aggies" (1929-32) & the Fordham "Rams" (1933-41, succeeding Cavanaugh); while at Fordham coached the most famous group of Seven Blocks of Granite linemen; his teams were so successful a Pro Team took their name for its own
¤nickname: "Sleepy Jim" 
born on 9-10-1902 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-15-1986 in Scranton, Pennsylvania   age 83
Chicago-area nurse  Ruth E. Crowley   wrote advice for the lovelorn column for the Chicago Sun-Times under the pen name Ann Landers; also had local tv show "All About Baby"
¤maiden surname: Holt 
expired 7-19-1955 in Lake Forest, Illinois   age 48
chamber music pianist  Lamar Crowson   played with the Melos Ensemble of London
born on 5-27-1926 in Tampa, Florida
expired 8-25-1998 in Johannesburg, South Africa   age 72   cause: heart attack
salsa singer  Celia Cruz   performed with Tito Puente
born on 10-21-1924 in Havana, Cuba
expired 7-16-2003 in Fort Lee, New Jersey   age 78   cause: brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003 MB5.6%
   Scored 7.2000 solo points

persistently-vegetative coma victim  Nancy Beth Cruzan   drown in January 11, 1983 car accident but resuscitated
born on 7-20-1957 in Carterville, Missouri
expired 12-26-1990 in Missouri   age 33   cause: feeding tube removed
vaudeville singer/actor/comedian  Jesse Olden Cryor   provided the singing voice of Br'er Rabbit in the song "Everybody Has a Laughing Place" for Song of the South (1946; Johnny Lee provided the speaking voice of Br'er Rabbit)
born on 8-12-1906 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 1-11-2006 in Hazel Court, Illinois   age 99   cause: congestive heart failure; renal failure
AKS: Cryer
last  Aztec emperor Cuauhtemoc
born on --1495 in Tenochtitlan, Mexico
expired 2-26-1525 in Itzancanal, Mexico   age 29   cause: executed; hanged by Cortez
former director of the Serbian Academy of Sciences Institute of Balkan Studies Dr.  Vaso Čubrilović   part of the Black Hand groups of assassins that killed Archduke Ferdinand; he threw a bomb that landed outside of the vehicle carrying the Archduke & Duchess; later in the day Princip succeeded; he spent only four years in prison & was released after the war
born on 1-13-1897 in Besanska Gradiška, Bosnia-Herzegovina
expired ??-??-1990   age 93
   Contest Selectors
2001 RR12½%

AKS: Vaso Cubrilovic
major league baseball pitcher  Miguel Angel "Mike" Cuellar Santana   played mainly for the Baltimore Orioles
born on 5-8-1937 in Santa Clara, Cuba
expired 4-2-2010 in Orlando, Florida   age 72   cause: stomach cancer
operatic tenor  Hugues-Adhémar Cuénod
born on 6-26-1902 in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
expired 12-3-2010 in Vevey, Switzerland   age 108
   Contest Selectors
2006DTM3.3%
2007DTM, PUD6.5%
2008DTM, RIE, SPAM9.4%
2009DTM, RIE6.7%
2010DTM, RIE7.4%
   Scored 2.9500 points

AKS: Adhemar Cuenod
band leader  Xavier Cugat   Abbe Lane and Charo were two of his "singers"; Abbe was also an ex-wife
born on 1-1-1900 in Barcelona, Spain
expired 10-27-1990   age 90
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, MS15.4%
1980 DO, DW, JW, RR25.0%

director  George Dewey Cukor   remade Gaslight (1944); won Best Director oscar for My Fair Lady (1964)
born on 7-7-1899 in New York, New York
expired 1-24-1983   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO7.7%
1980 DO, RR12.5%

pioneering Disney animator  Shamus Culhane   worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937); also worked on Max Fleischer's Gulliver's Travels (1939)
born on 11-12-1908 in Ware, Massachusetts
expired 2-2-1996 in New York, New York   age 87
game show host  William Lawrence "Bill" Cullen   hosted the original Price Is Right show
born on 2-18-1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 7-7-1990   age 70   cause: complications from lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR6.3%

Smurf creator  Pierre Culliford
¤nickname: "Peyo" 
born on 6-25-1928 in Brussels, Belgium
expired 12-24-1992   age 64
 Emmett Joseph Culligan   founder of Culligan Zeolite Company (1936-65)
born on 3-5-1893 in Yankton, South Dakota
expired 6-3-1970 in San Bernardino, California   age 77
Sir  Michael Culme-Seymour
born on 4-26-1909
expired 10-13-1999   age 90
I Spy actor  Robert Martin Culp   played Bob Sanders in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
born on 8-16-1930 in Berkeley, California
expired 3-24-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: head trauma; a fall
   Contest Selectors
2005SPAM4.3%
20064GUE3.3%
20074GUE3.2%
20084GUE3.1%

music critic  John Culshaw   produced the first stereo Ring cycle recordings for Decca
expired 4-27-1980 in London, England   age 55
Midwest burger joint co-founder  Ruth M. Culver   with husband, son & daughter-in-law founded Culver's, purveyors of Butterburgers (July 18, 1984 in Sauk City, WI)
born on 7-22-1924
expired 10-2-2008 in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin   age 84
Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner  Hugh F. Culverhouse
born on 2-20-1919
expired 8-25-1994   age 75
actress  Adelaide Hawley Cumming   first tv Betty Crocker (1949-64); wife of Mark Hawley
¤born: Dieta Adelaide Fish 
born on 3-6-1905
expired 12-21-1998 in Bremerton, Washington   age 93
chicken fryer  A. Lee Cummings   nephew of Col. Sanders; got his start with his uncle's first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant; later founded Lee's Famous Recipe fried chicken chain
born on 8-19-1922
expired 9-13-2002 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 80   cause: heart attack
 Clarence R. "Clare" Cummings Jr.   aka Milky the Clown
born on 2-4-1912 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-31-1994   age 82   cause: congestive heart failure
actress  Constance Cummings   won 1979 Tony award as Best Actress in Wings
¤born: Constance Halverstadt
Mrs. Benn Wolfe Levy 
born on 5-15-1910 in Seattle, Washington
expired 11-23-2005 in Cote, Oxfordshire, England   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2004DTM5.6%
2005DTM, NFG8.7%
   Scored 4.2500 points

movie producer  Jack Cummings
born on 2-10-1900 in New Brunswick, Canada
expired 4-28-1989 in Los Angeles, California   age 89
actor  Robert Orville "Bob" Cummings
born on 6-9-1908 in Joplin, Missouri
expired 12-2-1990   age 82
Chicago-area madame  Anna Sage Cumpanas   famed "Woman in Red" who led John Dillinger into a police trap in 1934; deported to Romania in 1936
expired 4-25-1947 in Timisoara, Romania   age 58   cause: liver failure
serial killer  Andrew Phillip Cunanen   killed Gianni Versace
born on 8-31-1969 in San Diego, California
expired 7-23-1997 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 27   cause: suicide
Great Lakes sailor  Ransom Edward Cundy   Watchman aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 4-16-1922
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 53   cause: drowned when ship foundered
cinematographer  Richard Earl Cunha   was director of photography for Death Valley Days series; directed some really schlocky 1958 movies: She Demons, Giant from the Unknown, Missle to the Moon & Frankenstein's Daughter
born on 3-4-1921 in Honolulu, Hawaiian Territory
expired 9-18-2005 in Oceanside, California   age 84   cause: heart failure
accordionist & folk singer  Agnes "Sis" Cunningham   with husband co-founded the folk song journal Broadside (1962)
born on 2-19-1909 in Watonga, Oklahoma
expired 6-27-2004 in New Paltz, New York   age 95
to 1934 award winnerto 1932 award winner former long-distance runner  Glenn Clarence Cunningham   won 1933 Sullivan Award
born on 8-4-1909 in Atlanta, Kansas
expired 3-10-1988   age 78
Celtic fiddler  John James "Johnny" Cunningham
born on 8-27-1957 in Portobello, Scotland
expired 12-15-2003 in New York, New York   age 46   cause: heart attack
dancer/choreographer  Mercier Philip "Merce" Cunningham
born on 4-16-1919 in Centralia, Washington
expired 7-26-2009 in New York, New York   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2008DGW, GREB, QKU9.4%
2009DGW, QKU6.7%
   Scored 4.7500 points

former St. Louis Cardinals infielder  Raymond Lee "Ray" Cunningham   played from 9/16/1931 to 6/18/1932
born on 1-17-1905 in Mesquite, Texas
expired 7-30-2005 in Pearland, Texas   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2006PCD

chemist  Marie Curie   co-discoverer of Polonium and Radium; shared 1903 Nobel Physics prize   won 1911 Nobel Chemistry prize; mother of Irène & Ève
¤born: Marja Sklodowska
nickname: "Manya" 
born on 11-7-1867 in Warsaw, Poland
expired 7-4-1934 in Sallanches, Upper Savoy, France   age 66   cause: pernicious anemia; long term radiation exposure
chemist  Pierre Curie   co-discovered Radium; shared 1903 Nobel Physics prize; father of Irène & Ève
born on 5-15-1859 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 4-19-1906 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 46   cause: street accident
physicist  Irène Curie-Joliot   daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie; shared the 1935 Nobel Prize in chemistry with her husband for discovering artificial radioactivity
born on 9-12-1897 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 3-17-1956 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 58   cause: leukemia
AKS: Irene
Miss America 1949  Jacque Joy Mercer Curran   last Miss America to have been born outside of a hospital
¤ex-Mrs. Douglas Cook
Mrs. Dick Curran 
born on --1931 in Litchfield, Arizona
expired 2-2-1982   age 50
Scottish stage and screen actor  Finlay Currie   appeared in Great Expectations, Ben Hur and Around the World in 80 Days
born on 1-20-1878 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 5-9-1968 in Gerrard's Cross, England   age 90
FDR aide  Lauchlin Bernard Currie
born on 10-8-1902 in Bogatá, Columbia
expired 12-23-1993   age 91
Texas death row inmate  Alva Curry   in 1991 murdered convenience store employee
¤aka: number 999080 
born on 8-22-1969
expired 1-28-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 33   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 9.8250 points

figure skater  John Anthony Curry
born on 9-9-1949 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England
expired 5-15-1994   age 44
former Hanna-Barbera music director  Hoyt S. Curtin   wrote themes for Quickdraw McGraw, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Johnny Quest, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Josie and the Pussycats & Scooby-Doo
born on 9-9-1922 in Downey, California
expired 12-3-2000 in Westlake Village, California   age 78   cause: "a lengthy illness"
Tony checks out Sharon Tate in 'Don't Make Waves' movie/tv actor  Anthony "Tony" Curtis   notable quote: "Who do I have to sleep with to get off this picture?"
¤born: Bernard Schwartz 
born on 6-3-1925 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 9-29-2010 in Sandy Valley, Nevada   age 85   cause: cardiac arrest; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
   Contest Selectors
2000BOD14%
2001BOD12½%
2002BOD9.1%
2004BOD5.6%
2005BOD4.3%
2006BOD, 4GUE6.7%
2007AUDC, BOD, 4GUE9.7%
2008BOD, 4GUE6.3%
2009BOD3.3%
2010ADWC, ANG, BOD11.1%
   Scored 4.6250 points

former Nebraska Rep. (1939-54) & Senator (1955-78)  Carl Thomas Curtis
born on 3-15-1905
expired 1-24-2000 in Lincoln, Nebraska   age 94
Hoover vice president (1929-33)  Charles Brent Curtis
born on 1-25-1860 in Topeka, Kansas
expired 2-8-1936 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 76
tv producer  Dan Curtis   produced The Winds of War miniseries; created the Dark Shadows vampire soap opera
¤born: Daniel Mayer Cherkoss 
born on 8-12-1927 in Bridgeport, Connecticut
expired 3-27-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: brain cancer
character actor  Keene Holbrook Curtis   won a best supporting actor Tony for The Rothschilds (1970); best remembered as upstairs restaurant owner John Allen Hill on Cheers (1990-93)
born on 2-15-1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 10-13-2002 in Bountiful, Utah   age 79   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
actor  Ken Curtis   played Festus on tv Gunsmoke series
¤real name: Curtis Gates 
born on 7-12-1916 in Lamar, California
expired 4-28-1991   age 74
blues saxophonist  King Curtis
¤real name: Curtis Ousley 
expired 8-14-1971 in New York, New York   age 36   cause: stabbed to death
architect  Nathaniel Cortlandt "Buster" Curtis Jr.   co-designer of the Louisiana Superdome
born on 11-29-1917
expired 6-10-1997 in New Oreleans, Louisiana   age 79
Academy Award-winning film director  Michael Curtiz   made Captain Blood (1935), Santa Fe Trail (1940), Casablanca (1943; oscar), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) & White Christmas (1954)
¤born: Manó Kaminer
intermediate identities include: Mihály Kertész, Michael Courtice, Michael Kertes 
born on 12-24-1886 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 4-10-1962 in Hollywood, California   age 75
nature author and early environmentalist  James Oliver Curwood   wrote The Bear; built a "castle" in his home town, where a festival is held each year
born on 7-12-1878 in Owosso, Michigan
expired 8-13-1927 in Owosso, Michigan   age 49   cause: blood poisoning
pianist Sir  Clifford Michael Curzon
born on 5-18-1907 in London, England
expired 9-2-1982   age 75
actor  Cyril Cusack
born on 11-26-1910 in Durban, South Africa
expired 10-7-1993   age 82
former advertising agency rep.  Richard John Cusack   became an actor & playwright; father of actors John & Joan
born on 8-29-1925 in New York, New York
expired 6-2-2003 in Evanston, Illinois   age 77   cause: pancreatic cancer
University of Michigan African-American Studies professor  Harold Wright Cuse   published the essay collection The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual
born on 3-8-1916 in Petersburg, Virginia
expired 3-26-2005 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 89   cause: congestive heart failure
lawyer  Alexander Cochrane Cushing   developer of the Squaw Valley (California) ski resort; convinced the IOC to hold their 1960 Winter Games there
born on 11-28-1913 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 8-20-2006 in Newport, Rhode Island   age 92   cause: pneumonia
Death Star actor  Peter Cushing   Death Star commander Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars IV
born on 5-26-1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England
expired 8-11-1994 in Canterbury, Kent, England   age 81   cause: cancer
overconfident cavalry commander General  George Armstrong Custer   daring Civil War commander; Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse did him in at the Little Bighorn
born on 12-5-1839 in New Rumley, Ohio
expired 6-25-1876 in Little Big Horn river, Montana   age 36   cause: shot to death
 Leonard "Len" Cutler   long-time HP & Agilent employee (1957-2006); helped develop solid state atomic clocks
born on 1-10-1928 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-4-2006 in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California   age 78   cause: heart failure
Carter/Clinton White House counsel  Lloyd Norton Cutler
born on 11-10-1917 in New York, New York
expired 5-8-2005 in Washington, District of Colubia   age 87   cause: complications from broken hip
former pro wrassler  Stanislas Cyganiewicz
¤aka: "Stanislas Zbyszko
born on 4-1-1879 in Lodlowa, Poland
expired 9-23-1967 in Saint Joseph, Missouri   age 88
former pro wrassler  Wladek Cyganiewicz
¤aka: "Wladek Zbyszko
born on 11-30-1891
expired 6-10-1968   age 76
Persian conquerer  Cyrus the Great   founder of the Persian Empire in 550 BC; captured Babylon in 538 BC
born on --600 BC in Media
expired ??-??-529 BC in Asia   age 70
author  Shmuel Yosef Halevi Czaczkes   shared the 1966 Nobel prize in literature
¤pen name: Shmuel Yosef Agnon 
born on 7-7-1888 in Buczacz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
expired 2-17-1970 in Rehovot, Israel   age 82   cause: heart attack
presidential assassin  Leon F. Czolgosz
born on --1873 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 10-29-1901 in Ossining, New York   age 28   cause: executed

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