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©2012 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 10-9-2012 at 05:45 GMT

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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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