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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

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

 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
1980DO, EK, JH18.8%

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
   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

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
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
   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

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

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%
   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

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
   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
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

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

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

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
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
   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%
   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
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

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