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supergeezer  Lucy Victoria D'Abreu
born on 5-24-1892 in India
expired 12-7-2005 in Stirling, Scotland   age 113
former Central African Republic president (1960-65 & 1979-81)  David Dacko   succeeded his uncle in position; overthrown by his cousin/overthrew his cousin
born on 3-24-1930 in Bouchia, Lobaye Province, French Equatorial Africa
expired 11-20-2003 in Yaoundé, Cameroon   age 73   cause: respiratory problems; heart condition; asthma
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.7000 solo points

first president of Mauritania (1961-78)  Moktar Mohamedoun Ould Daddah   ousted in coup
born on 12-25-1924 in Boutilimit, French Mauritania
expired 10-14-2003 in Paris, France   age 78
Dr.  Allan Roy Dafoe   doctor who attended the Dionne quintuplets from birth (1934) to 1942
born on 5-29-1883
expired 6-2-1943 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada   age 60
French photographic inventor  Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre   invented the Daguerreotype (1839), following up on the work of Niepce
born on 11-18-1787 in Cormeilles en Parisis, France
expired 6-21-1851   age 63
computing pioneer  Ole-Johan Dahl   originated object-oriented programming techniques; co-created the SIMULA programming language; co-recipient of the 2001 A.M. Turing Award
born on 10-12-1931 in Mandal, Norway
expired 6-29-2002   age 70
author  Roald Dahl   wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory & James Bond opus You Only Live Twice
born on 9-13-1916 in Llandaff, Wales
expired 11-23-1990   age 74
venture capitalist & historical footnote  Kenneth Harry Dahlberg   as a fundraiser for the 1972 Nixon re-election campaign passed-along an "anonymous" contribution of $25,000 to Creep ... an investigator later learned that it had been part of the money used to finance the Watergate breakin
born on 6-30-1917 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 10-4-2011 in Deephaven, Minnesota   age 94   cause: pneumonia
AKS: "Who the hell is Kenneth Dahlberg?"
New York Yankees baseball player  Ellsworth Tenney "Babe" Dahlgren   replaced Lou Gehrig at 1st base May 2nd, 1939 in Detroit
born on 6-15-1912
expired 9-4-1996 in Arcadia, California   age 84
aged Minnesottan  Delvina Morrisette Dahlheimer
born on 12-31-1888 in Otsego Towhship, Minnesota
expired 3-13-2002 in Elk River, Minnesota   age 113
necrophiliac cannibalistic serial killer  Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer
born on 5-21-1960 in Bath Township, Ohio
expired 11-28-1994 in Portage, Wisconsin   age 34   cause: murdered; crushing head injury
voting rights activist  Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer Sr.   his home & business were firebombed by KKK goons to prevent him from registering voters
born on 3-10-1908
expired 1-11-1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi   age 57   cause: murdered; respiratory failure; burns suffered in firebombing of home
French World War I veteran  Alexis Daigneau
born on 8-4-1890 in Trouars, Deux-Sevres, France
expired 4-3-2001 in Trouars, Deux-Sevres, France   age 110
Broadway & Hollywood musical song & dance man  Daniel James Dailey
born on 12-14-1915 in New York, New York
expired 10-15-1978 in Los Angeles, California   age 62   cause: severe anemia
 Paul Andrew Daisley   member of British parliament
born on 7-20-1957 in London, England
expired 6-18-2003 in London, England   age 45   cause: colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 10.5000 solo points

pre-WWII French premier  Edouard Daladier   signed 1938 München Pact with Neville Chamberlain, Mussolini and Hitler
born on 6-18-1884 in Carpentras, France
expired 10-10-1970 in Paris, France   age 86
historian baron  John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton   known for the famous quote "Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely"
¤aka: Lord Acton 
born on 1-10-1834 in Naples, Italy
expired 7-19-1902 in Tegernsee, Bavaria   age 68
1940s/50s singer  Alan Dale   had hits with Heart of My Heart & Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White; had early network tv program (1948-50 on Dumont; 1951 on CBS)
¤born: Aldo Sigismondi 
born on 7-9-1925 in New York, New York
expired 4-20-2002 in New York, New York   age 76   cause: cardiac arrest; infection
vaudeville comedian  Charles "Charlie" Dale   half of Smith & Dale team
¤real name: Charles Marks 
born on 9-6-1881 in New York, New York
expired 11-16-1971 in Teaneck, New Jersey   age 90
Sir  Henry Hallett Dale   shared the 1936 Nobel prize in physiology for discoveries relating to the chemical transmission of nerve impulses — the role of the chemical acetylcholine in this process; father-in-law (by daughter Alison Sarah) of Lord Todd
born on 6-9-1875 in London, England
expired 2-23-1968 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 92
physicist  Nils Gustaf Dalén   was the 1912 Nobel physics laureate
born on 11-30-1869 in Stenstorp, Skaraborg, Sweden
expired 12-9-1937 in Lidingö, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden   age 68
AKS: Dalen
political spouse  Margaret Ann "Maggie" Daley   wife of former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley
¤née: Corbett 
born on 7-21-1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 11-24-2011 in Chicago, Illinois   age 68   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors

Chicago mayor (1955-76)  Richard Joseph Daley   "boss" of the Cook County democratic "machine"; his out-of-control police department screwed Hubert Humphrey out of 1968 presidential election at the party convention
born on 5-15-1902 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-20-1976 in Chicago, Illinois   age 74   cause: heart attack
 Gala Dali   wife of Salvador
¤born: Elena Diavanoff 
born on --1891 in Kazan, Russia
expired 6-9-1982   age 91
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in July 1964 artist  Salvador Dali
born on 5-11-1904 in Figueras, Spain
expired 1-23-1989   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%
1980 DR, EB, JH, HP25.0%

character actor  John Dall   specialized in playing weasels: Bart Tare in Gun Crazy (1949), Marcus Publius Glabrus in Spartacus (1960) and Zaren in Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)
¤born: John Jenner Thompson 
born on 5-26-1918 in New York, New York
expired 1-15-1971 in Hollywood, California   age 52   cause: heart attack
12-tone composer  Luigi Dallapiccola
born on 2-3-1904 in Pisino, Istria (now Yugoslavia)
expired 2-19-1975 in Florence, Italy   age 71
Polk vice president (1845-49)  George Mifflin Dallas
born on 7-10-1792 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-31-1864 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 72
philanthropist  Rhoda-May Adamson Dallas   with siblings donated the land that the Pepperdine Malibu campus occupies
born on 2-14-1917 in Santa Monica, California
expired 10-14-2011 in Studio City, California   age 94
former L'Oréal chief (1957-84)  François Léon Marie-Joseph Dalle   took over management upon the death of the company founder
born on 3-18-1918 in Hesdin, Pas-de-Calais, France
expired 8-9-2005 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 87
AKS: Francois Leon
Judge Parker & Rex Morgan M.D. comic creator Dr.  Nicholas Peter Dallis
born on 12-15-1911 in New York, New York
expired 7-6-1991   age 79
Nordic Ware founder (1946)  H. David Dahlquist Sr.   created the Bundt Pan (1950)
born on 5-25-1918 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 1-2-2005 in Edina, Minnesota   age 86   cause: heart failure
AKS: Dahlquist
chemist & physicist  John Dalton   most noted for his Atomic Theory (1803)
born on 9-6-1766 in Englesfield, Cumbria, England
expired 7-27-1844 in Manchester, England   age 77
Dr.  Katharina Dorothea Dalton   coined term PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
¤née: Kuipers 
born on 11-11-1916 in London, England
expired 9-17-2004 in Poole, Dorset, England   age 87
Cardinal  Cahal Brendan Daly   had been the Archbishop emeritus of Armagh
born on 10-1-1917 in Loughgule, County Antrim, Ireland
expired 12-31-2009 in Dublin, Ireland   age 92
   Contest Selectors

pro basketball coach  Charles Jerome "Chuck" Daly   coached the Detroit Pistons (1983-92) to two NBA championships
born on 7-20-1930 in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
expired 5-9-2009 in Jupiter, Florida   age 79   cause: pancreatic cancer
character actor  James Firman Daly   played Flint in original series Star Trek episode; father of Tim, Tyne, Glynn & Mrs. John Valentine
born on 10-23-1918 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
expired 7-3-1978 in Nyack, New York   age 59   cause: heart attack
movie producer  John Daly   producer of Platoon (1986) & The Last Emperor (1987); won 13 Best Picture oscars; with David Hemmings formed Hemdale (1967)
expired 10-31-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 71   cause: cancer
radio/tv journalist & What's My Line host  John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly Jr.
born on 2-20-1914 in Johannesburg, South Africa
expired 2-24-1991   age 77
biochemist  Carl Peter Henrik Dam   discovered vitamin K; shared the 1943 Nobel prize in physiology
born on 2-21-1895 in Copenhagen, Denmark
expired 4-17-1976 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 81
hairdresser-turned-porno director  Gerard Rocco Damiano Sr.   wrote/directed Deep Throat (1972) & The Devil in Miss Jones (1973)
born on 8-4-1928 in New York, New York
expired 10-25-2008 in Fort Myers, Florida   age 80   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
2006TWOS, XXX3.3%
   Scored 7.0000 solo points

Wal-Mart seasonal(/disposable) employee  Jdimytai Damour   was trampled to death by moron "shoppers" when he opened the store's doors at 5:00 am on "Black Friday"
born on 2-13-1974
expired 11-28-2008 in Mineola, Long Island, New York   age 34   cause: positional asphyxiation; trampled to death
New York Philharmonic conductor  Walter Johannes Damrosch
born on --1862 in Breslau, Prussia (now Wroclaw, Poland)
expired 12-22-1950 in New York, New York   age 88
formerly-oldest living former NFL player  Sam Dana   played one season with the New York Yankees NFL franchise (1928); while in college (Columbia) played along side Lou Gehrig
¤born: Sam Salemi
nickname: "Smoke" 
born on 8-7-1903
expired 10-29-2007 in Kenmore, New York   age 104   cause: complications from infection
   Contest Selectors
2005MOT, PCD8.7%
2006MOT, PCD6.7%
2007MOT, PCD6.5%
   Scored 3.3500 points

1940s women's baseball league player (1944-50)  Faye Katherine Dancer   portrayed in A League of Their Own (1992) by Madonna
¤nickname: "All the Way Faye" 
born on 4-24-1925 in Santa Monica, California
expired 5-22-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 77   cause: complications from (cancerous) organ removal surgery
BBC news reader  Jill Dando
born on 11-9-1961 in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England
expired 4-26-1999 in London, England   age 37   cause: murdered; shot in the head
actress and singer  Dorothy Jean Dandridge   was married to Harold Nicholas (1944-51) and Jack Denison (1959-62); had one daughter, Harolyn "Lynn" Nicholas
born on 11-9-1922 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 9-8-1965 in West Hollywood, California   age 42   cause: overdose of Tofranil (anti-depressant)
Dorothy's mother  Ruby Jean Dandridge   appeared on Judy Canova's radio show (1943-53); played Delia on Father Knows Best tv series (1961-63)
born on 3-3-1902 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 10-17-1987 in Los Angeles, California   age 85
advertising executive  Maxwell Dane   a co-founder of the Doyle Dane Bernbach agency (1949)
born on 6-7-1906 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 8-8-2004 in New York, New York   age 98
tv producer  William P. D'Angelo
born on 6-14-1932
expired 6-8-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 69   cause: pancreatic cancer
I tell ya, here I am DEAD and I STILL don't get no respect! disrespected comedian  Rodney Dangerfield   won 1980 Grammy for album No Respect; considered having the Realians clone him
¤real name: Jacob Cohen 
born on 11-22-1921 in Babylon, New York
expired 10-5-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 82   cause: complications following heart valve surgery
   Contest Selectors
2002 ANG, CMH, JL, MORB, RAVN, TMTX54.5%
   Scored 4.3391 points

former New York Times managing editor (1964-69)  Elbert Clifton Daniel Jr.   husband of Margaret Truman Daniel
born on 9-19-1912 in Zebulon, North Carolina
expired 2-21-2000 in New York, New York   age 87   cause: complications from a stroke; heart disease
writer/presidential daughter  Mary Margaret Truman Daniel   widow of Clifton Daniel; daughter of Harry
born on 2-17-1924 in Independence, Missouri
expired 1-29-2008 in Chicago, Illinois   age 83
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 6.7000 solo points

AKS: Daniels
acting teacher  Tad Z. Danielewski   also did tv documentaries
born on 3-29-1921 in Poland
expired 1-6-1993 in Los Angeles, California   age 71   cause: cancer
former journalist  Derik January Daniels   was executive editor of the Detroit Free Press; later did a stint as the President & CEO of Playboy Enterprises (1976-82) who reorganized the company & trained Christie Hefner to take over
born on 12-6-1928 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 2-5-2005 in Miami, Florida   age 76   cause: lung cancer
AKS: Derek
1925 Miss America  Fay Lanphier Daniels   first Miss America to: represent an entire state; get a divorce; was the 1926 Rose Bowl Queen
born on 12-12-1905 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-21-1959 in Oakland, California   age 53   cause: viral pneumonia
 Jerry F. Daniels   original member of Ink Spots singing group from 1931 to 1936; sang tenor and played guitar
born on 12-14-1915
expired 11-7-1995   age 79
tv director  Marc Daniels
born on 1-27-1912
expired 4-23-1989   age 77
1920s Our Gang child actor  Richard Daniels Jr.
¤aka: "Mickey
born on 10-11-1914 in Rock Springs, Wyoming
expired 8-20-1970 in San Diego, California   age 55   cause: cirrhosis of liver
cable tv pioneer  Robert William "Bill" Daniels
born on 7-1-1920 in Greeley, Colorado
expired 3-7-2000 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 79   cause: respiratory failure
tv writer/prudcer  Stanley Edwin Daniels   wrote for the Mary Tyler Moore show; co-created the Phyllis spinoff and Taxi (with James L. Brooks & David Davis)
born on 7-31-1934 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 4-6-2007 in Encino, California   age 72   cause: heart failure; frontotemporal dementia
ballet teacher Mdme  Alexandra Danilova
born on 11-20-1903 in Peterhof, Russia
expired 7-13-1997 in New York, New York   age 93
singer/bass player  Rick Danko   with The Band
born on 12-29-1942 in Ontario, Canada
expired 12-10-1999   age 56
jazz saxophonist  John Phillip William "Johnny" Dankworth   husband of singer Cleo Laine
born on 9-20-1927 in Woodford, Essex, England
expired 2-6-2010 in London, England   age 82
writer  Frederic Dannay   co-created the Ellery Queen mystery series with his cousin Manfred Lee in 1929
¤born: Daniel Nathan 
born on 10-20-1905 in New York, New York
expired 9-3-1982   age 76
mechanical engineer  Konrad Dannenberg   was a rocket propulsion expert who worked with Von Braun at Peenemünde designing the V-2; later worked with Von Braun at Huntsville (Alabama) designing the Redstone, Jupiter and Saturn rocket engines
born on 8-5-1912 in Weißenfels, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
expired 2-16-2009 in Huntsville, Alabama   age 96
AKS: Weissenfels
LPGA co-founder  Bettye Mims White Danoff   once beat Babe Zaharias (as an amateur; 1947)
¤aka: "Mighty Mite" 
born on 5-21-1923 in Grand Prairie?, Texas
expired 12-22-2011 in Plano?, Texas   age 88
actor  Cesare Danova   mayor Carmine DiPasto in Animal House
¤born: Cesare Deitinger 
born on 3-1-1926 in Bergamo, Italy
expired 3-19-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 66   cause: heart attack
dancer/playwright  Nicholas Dante   co-wrote A Chorus Line (1974) for which he shared a 1975 Tony & 1976 Pulitzer
¤real name: Conrado Morales Jr. 
born on 11-22-1941 in New York, New York
expired 5-21-1991 in New York, New York   age 49   cause: AIDS
actor  Raymond "Ray" Danton
born on 9-19-1931 in New York, New York
expired 2-11-1992   age 60
mathematician  George Bernard Dantzig   created the discipline of Linear Programming
born on 11-8-1914 in Portland, Oregon
expired 5-13-2005 in Palo Alto, California   age 90   cause: cardiovascular disease; diabetes
lawyer  Aaron Leon Danzig   argued/lost Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins Supreme Court case (1938)
born on 9-9-1913 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 9-10-2002 in New York, New York   age 89
Cliff Dapper - 1941 L.A. Times pix former Brooklyn Dodger player (1942)  Clifford Roland Dapper   played only 8 games in the major leagues; was the only player ever traded for a broadcaster (1948; while a player/manager in the Dodger farm system)
born on 1-2-1920 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-8-2011 in Fallbrook, California   age 91
Tokyo Rose's mugshot World War II Japanese radio broadcaster  Iva Toguri d'Aquino   convicted of treason; pardoned by Ford on his last full day in office (1-19-1977)
¤born: Iva Ikuko Toguri
aka: "Tokyo Rose
born on 7-4-1916 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-26-2006 in Chicago, Illinois   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2005CSI, MOT, TMD13.0%
2006CSI, MOT6.7%
   Scored 4.7500 points

dangerous SUV driver  Richard Alan Daraban   had numerous serious vehicular citations; while driving without a license drove his Ford Bronco off the Mackinac Bridge (2nd person to go airborn in a vehicle off the span) — ruled an intentional act by the fuzz
born on 9-10-1971
expired 3-2-1997 in Straits of Mackinac, Michigan   age 25   cause: suicide
Academy-award winning composer  Ken Darby
born on 5-13-1909 in Hebron, Nebraska
expired 1-24-1992   age 82
former Newsday editorial cartoonist  Tom Darcy   won 1970 Pulitzer prize
born on 12-19-1932 in New York, New York
expired 12-6-2000 in East Meadows, New York   age 67   cause: emphysema
tuberculosis researcher  Philip Montagu D'Arcy Hart
born on 6-25-1900 in London, England
expired 7-30-2006 in London, England   age 106
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 4.4000 solo points

chemical company heir  Constance Simons du Pont Darden   widow of Colgate W. Darden Jr.
born on 3-4-1904
expired 2-7-2002 in Norfolk, Virginia   age 97
former investigator  Martin Francis Dardis   while working for the Dade County (Florida) state's attorney noticed that the crisp new $100 bills in Watergate burglar Bernard Barker's possession came from the Miami Federal Reserve bank; he tracked them back to an account who's one identifiable deposit came from Nixon supporter/fundraiser Kenneth H. Dahlberg; he passed on the tip to Woodward & Bernstein who continued to follow the money trail ...
born on 11-25-1922 in Endicott, New York
expired 5-16-2006 in Palm City, Florida   age 83   cause: vascular disease
first "New World" child born of English parents  Virginia Dare   disappeared with rest of Roanoke Island colony
born on 8-18-1587 in Roanoke Island (North Carolina)
expired ??-??-1587 in Roanoke Island (North Carolina)   age 0
Mack The Knife singer  Bobby Darin   ex-husband of Sandra Dee
¤born: Walden Robert Cassotto 
born on 5-14-1936 in New York, New York
expired 12-20-1973 in Los Angeles, California   age 37   cause: heart failure after surgery
lyricist  Joe Darion   co-wrote musical Man of La Mancha (1965); wrote The Ho Ho Song
born on 1-30-1911 in New York, New York
expired 6-16-2001 in Lebanon, New Hampshire   age 90
Persian king (521-486 BC)  Darius I   father of Xerxes; defeated at the Battle of Marathon (Thermopylae pass) by a small force of Greek soldiers in 490 BC
¤aka: "Darius the Great" 
born on --558 BC
expired ??-??-486 BC   age 72
familiar voice  Danny Dark   voiced hundreds of commercials; also did cartoon voices; his was the voice that said "Sorry Charlie, ..." to a crestfallen cartoon tuna, "This Bud's for you" to slobbering drunkards & "Raid kills bugs dead" to infested homeowners
¤real name: Daniel Melville Croskery 
born on 12-19-1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
expired 6-13-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 65   cause: pulmonary hemorrhaging
Oklahoma death row inmate  Tyrone Peter Darks
born on 8-26-1964
expired 1-13-2004 in McAlester, Oklahoma   age 39   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2004BOD, PCD11.1%
   Scored 9.8500 points

AKS: Tyron Tyronne Dark
movie actress  Linda Monette Eloyse Darnell
born on 10-16-1923 in Dallas, Texas
expired 4-10-1965 in Chicago, Illinois   age 41
astronomer  Heinrich Louis d'Arrest   (with galle) was first to observe the planet Neptune (9-23-1846), based upon calculations of LeVerrier
born on 7-13-1822
expired 6-14-1875   age 52
actor  Frankie Darro   the voice of Lampwick in Pinocchio (1940); was the actor inside the Robby the Robot costume in Forbidden Planet (1956)
¤real name: Frank Johnson 
born on 12-22-1918 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-25-1976 in Huntington Beach, California   age 58
 Charles Brace Darrow   inventor of the Monopoly game
born on 8-10-1889
expired 8-29-1967 in Ottsville, Pennsylvania   age 78
lawyer  Clarence Seward Darrow   defense counsel in the Scopes "Monkey Trial" (1925) and the Leopold and Loeb murder trial (1924)
born on 4-18-1857 in Kinsman, Ohio
expired 3-13-1938 in Chicago, Illinois   age 80
Jackpot announcer  Mike Darrow   hosted The Who, What or Where Game (1969-74)
born on 1-8-1933
expired 12-7-1996   age 63
New Yorker cartoonist  Whitney Darrow Jr.
born on 8-22-1909 in Princeton, New Jersey
expired 7-10-1999 in Burlington, Vermont   age 89
Rexall Drug president (1946-75)  Justin Whitlock Dart Sr.
born on 8-7-1907 in Evanston, Illinois
expired 1-26-1984 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: heart ailment
 Justin Whitlock Dart Jr.   heir to Rexall Drugstore chain / Dart Industries fortune; driving force behind more extra-constitutional claptrap
born on 8-29-1930
expired 6-22-2002 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 71   cause: pneumonia
"actress"  Bella Darvi   "protegé" of Daryl F. Zanuck
¤born: Bayla Wegier 
born on 10-23-1928 in Sosnowiec, Poland
expired 9-10-1971 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 44   cause: suicide; stuck head in oven & turned on gas; two previous attempts had failed
actress  Jane Darwell   won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Grapes of Wrath
¤born: Patti Woodward 
born on 10-15-1879 in Palmyra, Missouri
expired 8-13-1967 in Hollywood, California   age 87
naturalist  Charles Robert Darwin   after his voyage on the Beagle (visiting the Galápagos Islands) he (independently) proposed a theory of evolution through natural selection; wrote Origin of Species (1859); namesake of annual stupidity awards
born on 2-12-1809 in Shrewsbury, England
expired 4-19-1882 in Downe, England   age 73
attorney  Samuel Dash   former Watergate Senate Select Committee chief council
born on 2-27-1925 in Camden, New Jersey
expired 5-29-2004 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 79
athlete/actor  Ademar Ferreira da Silva   gold medal winner in the triple jump at the 1952 & 1956 Olympic Games; played the Angel of Death in Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus; 1959)
born on 9-29-1927 in São Paulo, Brazil
expired 1-12-2001 in São Paulo, Brazil   age 73
long-ago Brazilian soccer star  Leonnidas da Sliva   credited with inventing the "bicycle kick"
¤nicknames: "Rubber Man" & "Black Diamond" 
born on 11-11-1910 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
expired 1-24-2004 in São Paulo, Brazil   age 93   cause: Alzheimer's disease
Maria da Silva, claimant to "world's oldest" crown ... will she win over Louis? purported super-geezer  Maria Olivia da Silva
born on 2-28-1880 in Itapetininga, São Paulo State, Brazil
expired 7-8-2010 in Astorga, Paraná State, Brazil   age 130
   Contest Selectors

AKS: Sao Parana
1950s blacklisted director  Julius "Jules" Dassin   directed The Naked City (1948) & Topkapi (1964); Mr. Melina Mercouri (1966-her death)
born on 12-18-1911 in Middletown, Connecticut
expired 3-31-2008 in Athens, Greece   age 96
   Contest Selectors
2005CSI, MOT8.7%
2006CSI, MOT6.7%
2008CSI, MORB6.3%
   Scored 4.1500 points

AKS: Dasin
sports shoe manufacturer  Adolph "Adi" Dassler   founded Adidas
born on --1901
expired 9-17-1978 in Herzogenaurach, Germany   age 77
professional modelbuilder  Richard C. Datin Jr.   constructed the Enterprise starship for the original tv series, based upon Matt Jeffries' design; went on to be the founding curator of the Nevada State Railroad Museum at Carson City (1979)
born on 10-10-1929 in Syracuse, New York
expired 1-24-2011 in Reno, Nevada   age 81
Salvadoran military leader & politician  Roberto D'Aubuisson   alleged death squad head
born on 8-23-1944 in Santa Tecla, El Salvador
expired 2-20-1992   age 47
former Afghan president (1973-78)  Mohammad Daud
expired 5-??-1978   age ??   cause: killed in coup
retired Michigan State University football coach  Hugh D. "Duffy" Daugherty   won national championship in 1966
born on 9-8-1915 in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania
expired 9-25-1987   age 72   cause: heart/kidney problems
immunologist  Jean-Baptiste-Gabriel-Joachim Dausset   shared the 1980 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 10-19-1916 in Toulouse, France
expired 6-6-2009 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain   age 92
jazz pianist  Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport
expired 12-2-1955 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 63
novelist  Gwen Leys Davenport   wrote Belvedere (1947), basis of Sitting Pretty (1948), Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949), Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951) & the Mr. Belvedere tv series
¤born: Gwen Leys Farquharson 
born on 10-3-1910 in Colon, Canal Zone, Panama
expired 3-23-2002 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 91   cause: congestive heart failure
retired former MIT Radiation Lab physicist  Lee Davenport   was credited as the developer of the SCR-584 semi-trailer mounted radar unit
born on 12-31-1915 in Schenectady, New York
expired 9-30-2011 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 95   cause: cancer
author  Marcia Davenport   wrote The Valley of Decision (1942); daughter of Alma Gluck; half-sister of Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
born on 6-9-1903 in New York, New York
expired 1-15-1996 in Monterey, California   age 92
Olympic sprinter/bobsledder  Willie D. Davenport
born on 6-8-1943 in Troy, Alabama
expired 6-17-2002 in Chicago, Illinois   age 59   cause: heart attack
movie writer/director  Delmer Lawrence Daves   directed Destination Tokyo (1944), Dark Passage (1947), Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) & A Summer Place (1958)
born on 7-24-1904 in San Francisco, California
expired 8-17-1977 in La Jolla, California   age 73
former welterweightboxer  Charles Pierce "Chuck" Davey   once beat Rocky Graziano; went on to be Michigan boxing commissioner & made millions selling insurance
born on 5-3-1925
expired 12-4-2002 in Birmingham, Michigan   age 77
character actor  Thayer David   played mad Count Saknussem in Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), the arsonist Charlie Robbins in Save the Tiger (1973), boxing promoter Jergens in Rocky (1976)
¤born: David Thayer Hersey 
born on 3-4-1927 in Medford, Massachusetts
expired 7-17-1978 in New York, New York   age 51   cause: heart attack
"King of Cigars"  Zino Davidoff
born on 3-11-1906 in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia
expired 1-17-1994   age 87
former Oakland Raiders player  Benjamin Earl Davidson   did some of the Miller Lite beer commercials; acted in Conan the Barbarian, Necessary Roughness & M*A*S*H
born on 6-14-1940 in Los Angeles, California
expired 7-3-2012 in San Diego, California   age 72   cause: prostate cancer
Guardian Industries owner  William Morse Davidson   was principle owner of the Detroit Pistons; also was owner of the NFL Tampa Bay Lightning (until 2008) & the WNBA Detroit Shock
born on 12-5-1922 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 3-13-2009 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan   age 86
computer security expert  Donald Watts Davies   data transmission specialist; coined term "packet switching" (1965) for computer networks such as ARPANet (Internet)
born on 6-7-1924 in Treorchy, Wales, United Kingdom
expired 5-28-2000 in London, England   age 75   cause: cancer
former State Department diplomat  John Paton Davies Jr.   labeled a "commie" by McCarthy because he "lost" China to Mao; in 1950 he advocated nuking Russia in a pre-emptive strike (sure sounds like a "commie" to us --- NOT)
born on 4-6-1908 in Kiating, Sichuan Province, China
expired 12-23-1999 in Asheville, North Carolina   age 91
audio engineer  John Ross Twiston Davies   renouned for his restorations of old jazz recordings
born on 3-20-1927 in Sussex, England
expired 5-25-2004 in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England   age 77   cause: cancer
famous "longtime companion" actress  Marion Davies   lover of William Randolph Hearst
¤born: Marion Cecilia Douras 
born on 1-3-1897 in New York, New York
expired 9-22-1961 in Hollywood, California   age 64   cause: cancer of the jaw
former Federal judge  Ronald Norwood Davies   forced Little Rock, Arkansas schools to desegregate in 1957
born on 12-11-1904
expired 4-18-1996   age 91
sculptor, painter, scientist  Leonardo da Vinci   did a painting of Francesco del Giocondo's wife Lisa
born on 4-15-1442 in Vinci, Tuscany, Italy
expired 5-2-1519 in Ambroise, France   age 77
potential record geezer  Alberta Davis
born on 12-24-1881 in Hancock County, Georgia
expired 1-27-2007 in Thomson, Georgia   age 125
   Contest Selectors
2003 COCO5.6%

NFL Oakland Raiders owner (1963-his death)  Allen "Just Win, Baby" Davis
born on 7-4-1929 in Brockton, Massachusetts
expired 10-8-2011 in Oakland, California   age 82
   Contest Selectors
2007ADWC, OIE6.5%

AKS: Allan
dancer/actress  Altovise Joanne Davis   widow of Sammy Davis Jr.
¤né3: Gore 
born on 8-30-1943 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 3-14-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 65   cause: stroke
gospel hall-of-fame singer  Anna Carter Gordon Davis   widow of Jimmy Davis
born on 2-15-1917 in Shannon, Texas
expired 3-5-2004 in Fort Worth, Texas   age 87   cause: acute respiratory failure
jazz double bassist  Arthur D. Davis   was also a clinical psychologist
born on 12-5-1933 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
expired 7-29-2007 in Long Beach, California   age 73   cause: heart attack
architect  Arthur Quentin Davis   co-designer of the Louisiana Superdome
born on 3-30-1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 11-30-2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 91
ALCOA co-founder, president (1908), chairman (1928)  Arthur Vining Davis   his foundation funds many PBS programs
born on 5-30-1867 in Sharon, Massachusetts
expired 11-17-1962 in Miami, Florida   age 95
former Air Force general  Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr.   during World War II headed the Tuskegee Airmen
born on 12-18-1912 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 7-4-2002 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 89   cause: Alzheimer's disease
Ziff-Davis Publishing co-founder  Bernard G. Davis
born on 12-11-1906
expired 8-27-1972 in Seoul, South Korea   age 65
actor  Brad Davis
born on 11-6-1949 in Tallahassee, Florida
expired 9-8-1991 in Studio City, California   age 41
aviation pioneer  David R. Davis   co-founded Davis-Douglas Company (1920) which became Douglas Aircraft Corp. after buyout; invented the "Davis Wing" for the B-24
expired 4-15-1972 in Los Angeles, California   age 78
character actor  Donald Sinclair Davis   played Scully's father on The X-Files and Major General Hammond on Stargate: SG1 & Atlantis tv series
born on 8-4-1942 in Aurora, Missouri
expired 6-29-2008 in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada   age 65   cause: heart attack; diabetes
noted tap dancer  Elvera Sanchez Davis   Sammy Sr./Jr.'s wife/mom
¤nickname: "Baby Sanchez" 
born on 9-1-1905
expired 9-2-2000 in New York, New York   age 95
Syracuse halfback  Ernest R. "Ernie" Davis   first black to win the Heisman Trophy (1961)
born on 12-14-1939 in New Salem, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
expired 5-18-1963 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 23   cause: leukemia
Sweetwater Triplet  Faith Cardwell Davis   name suggested by Frances (Mrs. Grover) Cleveland; sister of Hope and Charity
born on 5-18-1899 in Waco, Texas
expired 10-2-1994 in Sweetwater, Texas   age 95
inventor  Francis W. Davis   invented automobile power steering (1926)
expired 4-16-1978 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 91
to 1959 award winnerto 1957 award winner former Army halfback (1943-46)  Glenn Woodward Davis   winner of the Heisman Trophy (1946); won 1958 Sullivan Award; briefly married to actress Terry Moore (1951-53); retired from working for the Los Angeles Times (1954-87
¤nickname: "Mr. Outside" 
born on 12-26-1924 in Claremont, California
expired 3-9-2005 in La Quinta, California   age 80   cause: complications from prostate cancer
former circus aerialist  Harold Davis   worked without a net
¤aka: "The Great Alzana
born on 9-19-1918 in Maltby, Yorkshire, England
expired 2-16-2001 in Sarasota, Florida   age 82
gynecologist/obstetrician  Hughes James Davis   developed the Dalkon Shield birth control device
born on 1-12-1927
expired 10-23-1996 in Gibson Island, Maryland   age 69
World War I veteran  Jack Davis
born on 3-1-1895 in London, England
expired 7-19-2003 in Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire, England   age 108
one-term former congressman (1941-43)  Jacob Erastus Davis   was also a former Kroger Co. chairman
born on 10-31-1905 in Beaver, Pike County, Ohio
expired 2-28-2003 in Naples, Florida   age 97
gospel singer/songwriter  James Bodie Davis   founder of the Dixie Hummingbirds (1928)
born on 6-6-1916 in Greenville, South Carolina
expired 2-17-2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 90
bluesman  James D. "Thunderbird" Davis
born on 10-12-1938
expired 1-24-1992   age 53
 James Houston "Jimmie" Davis   co-wrote You Are My Sunshine (1940; with Charles Mitchell); Louisiana governor 1944-48 & 1960-64; was oldest living member of the Country Music Hall of Fame
born on 9-10-1899 in Quitman, Louisiana
expired 11-5-2000 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana   age 101
   Contest Selectors
2000 ANG14%
   Scored 4.9000 solo points

president of the Confederate States of America  Jefferson Finis Davis
born on 6-3-1808 in Fairview, Christian County, Kentucky
expired 12-6-1889 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 81   cause: bronchitis; malaria
character actor  Jim Davis   played clan patriarch Jock Ewing on Dallas
born on 8-26-1915 in Edgerton, Missouri
expired 4-26-1981 in Northridge, California   age 65   cause: complications from surgery; perforated ulcer; cancer
Dr.  John Herschel Davis   was the model for Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H
born on 5-11-1924 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
expired 1-19-2012 in Burlington, Vermont   age 87
former U.S. Bureau of Mines chemist (1919-25)  John Williams Davis   invented process of separating Helium from natural gas
expired 10-4-1939 in Petersburg, Virginia   age 51
one-time Durham Bulls minor league player  Lawrence C. "Crash" Davis   inspiration for the Kevin Costner role in Bull Durham (1988)
born on 7-14-1919 in Canon, Georgia
expired 8-31-2001 in Greensboro, North Carolina   age 82   cause: cancer
 Leonard Davis   Colonial Penn Insurance Group founder (1963); co-founded AARP (1958)
born on 1-28-1924
expired 1-15-2001 in cruise ship in Atlantic Ocean   age 76   cause: congestive heart failure
tv comedy writer  Madelyn Pugh Davis   wrote for I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Alice & The Mothers-in-Law
¤ex-Mrs. Quinn Martin
widow of Dr. Richard Davis 
born on 3-15-1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 4-20-2011 in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California   age 90
Disney animator  Marc Frasier Davis   created the characters Cinderella, Bambi, Bre'r Fox & Bre'r Bear (for Song of the South; 1948), Alice (for Alice in Wonderland; 1951), Tinker Bell (for Peter Pan; 1953), Briar Rose & Maleficent (for Sleeping Beauty) and Cruella De Vil (for 101 Dalmatians; 1961)
born on 3-30-1913 in Bakersfield, California
expired 1-12-2000 in Glendale, California   age 86   cause: stroke
former oil mogul  Marvin Davis   cashed out of petroleum and got into entertainment & real estate — once owned the Pebble Beach golf courses as well as the 20th Century Fox studios (1981-85; sold it to Rupert Murdoch)
born on 8-31-1925 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 9-25-2004 in Beverly Hills, California   age 79   cause: heart ailment; diabetes
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in September 1962 jazz trumpeter  Miles Dewey Davis III
born on 5-25-1926 in Alton, Illinois
expired 9-28-1991   age 65
   Contest Selectors
1980 DH, DR12.5%

actress  Myra Davis   Janet Leigh's stand-in in the Psycho shower scene test reel (1960)
¤stage name: Myra Jones 
expired 7-1-1988 in Los Angeles, California   age 71   cause: murdered; strangled
Camelot Music founder  Paul L. Davis
expired 11-7-2002 in Massillon, Ohio   age 79
actor  Raiford Chatman "Ossie" Davis   delivered the eulogy for Malcolm X; directed Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970); played Jack in Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
born on 12-18-1917 in Cogdell, Georgia
expired 2-3-2005 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 87
retired University of Pennsylvania professor Dr.  Raymond Davis Jr.   shared the 2002 Nobel physics prize for hunting the "wild" solar neutrino
born on 10-14-1914 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 5-31-2006 in Blue Point, New York   age 91   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
former singer/songwriter  Roquel Billy Davis   wrote a number of songs with Berry Gordy Jr.; became an executive at the McCann-Erickson ad agency where he wrote (or co-wrote) a number of advertising songs including: "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke", "It's the Real Thing" & "Things Go Better With Coke"
born on 7-11-1932 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 9-2-2004 in New Rochelle, New York   age 72
character actor  Rufe Davis   played Charley Pratt, conductor of the C&FW railroad's Hooterville Cannonball on Petticoat Junction
¤real name: Rufus E. Davidson 
born on 12-2-1908 in Vinson, Oklahoma
expired 12-13-1974 in Torrance, California   age 66
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in July 1982 actress  Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis
born on 4-5-1908 in Lowell, Massachusetts
expired 10-6-1989   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS, YJ15.4%
1980 DH, EB, HP, VA25.0%

vaudevillian  Sammy Davis Sr.
born on 12-12-1900 in Wilmington, North Carolina
expired 5-21-1988 in Beverly Hills, California   age 87
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in December 1966 singer & actor  Sammy Davis Jr.   biggest hit The Candyman from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; married to Loray White (1950s), May Britt (1960-68) and Altovise Gore
born on 12-8-1925 in New York, New York
expired 5-16-1990   age 64
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS, JW15.4%

country singer  "Skeeter" Davis   took stage name during the 1950s when she was half of the "Davis Sisters" duo (with Betty Jack Davis, killed in 1953 car wreck)
¤real name: Mary Frances Penick 
born on 12-30-1931 in Dry Ridge, Kentucky
expired 9-19-2004 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 72   cause: breast cancer
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.8000 solo points

 Sonia Haft Green Lovecraft Davis   widow of H.P. Lovecraft
¤born: Sonia Haft Shefirkin «or» Shaiferkin Haft 
born on 3-16-1883 in Ichnaya, Ukraine, Russia
expired 12-24-1972 in Sunland, California   age 89
football player  Thomas E. Davis
born on 10-13-1934 in Shreveport, Louisiana
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
aviator  Thomas H. Davis   founded Piedmont Airlines (1947)
born on 3-15-1918
expired 4-22-1999 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina   age 81
soul singer  Tyrone Davis
born on 5-4-1938 in Greenville, Mississippi
expired 2-9-2005 in Chicago, Illinois   age 66   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero to be exact)

AKS: Tyronne
soul singer  Tyrone Davis
born on 5-4-1938 in Greenville, Mississippi
expired 2-9-2005 in Chicago, Illinois   age 66   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero to be exact)

AKS: Tyronne
one-time Bell Labs researcher  Clinton Joseph Davisson   shared the 1937 Nobel prize in physics
born on 10-22-1881 in Bloomington, Indiana
expired 2-1-1958 in Charlottesville, Virginia   age 76
Coolidge vice president (1925-29)  Charles Gates Dawes   shared the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize
born on 8-27-1865 in Marietta, Ohio
expired 4-23-1951 in Evanston, Illinois   age 85   cause: coronary thrombosis
musician/jingle music composer  Thomas Webster Dawes   as a musician performed with The Cyrkle: "Red Rubber Ball" & "Turn Down Day" (both 1966); came up with a lot of memorable tunes, including: Alka Seltzer's "Plot, Plot, Fizz, Fizz", Vidal Sassoon's "If Yo Don't Look Good, We Don't Look Good" & "Nothing Beats a Great Pair of L'Eggs"
born on 7-25-1943 in Albany, New York
expired 10-13-2007 in New York, New York   age 64   cause: stroke; carotid artery surgery
Delaware death row inmate  David F. Dawson
born on 4-1-1955
expired 4-26-2001 in Delaware   age 46   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 TEX12½%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (only 2 of the minimum 3 needed)

retired Ford forklift operator (1940-2002)  Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr.   donated over $1.3 million to various schools, charities & non-profit groups
born on 1-3-1921 in Shreveport, Louisiana
expired 11-2-2002 in Highland Park, Michigan   age 81   cause: heart attack
puppet maker  Velma Dawson   fabricated the Howdy Doody marionette (as well as all of the others designed by the Rose family) for the so-named tv kiddie show
born on 5-30-1912
expired 9-26-2007 in Palm Desert, California   age 95
Jack Benny foil tenor  Dennis Day
¤born: Eugene Dennis McNulty 
born on 5-21-1917 in New York, New York
expired 6-23-1988   age 71
ad writer  Guy Brian Day   co-founded Chiat/Day agency (1968)
born on 7-30-1930 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-16-2010 in Plugerville, Texas   age 79
Kennedy Postmaster General (1961-63)  James Edward Day   introduced the ZIP Code (Zoning Improvement Plan) in 1963
born on 10-11-1914 in Jacksonville, Florida
expired 10-29-1996 in Hunt Valley, Maryland   age 82   cause: heart attack
actress  Laraine Day   from 1947 to 1960 was Mrs. Leo Durocher; played Dr. Kildare's fiance nurse Mary Lamont in a number of movies, Dorothy Bryant in Mr. Lucky (1943), the title character in I Married a Communist (1949) & Constance Fletcher on the Murder She Wrote tv series
¤born: La Raine Johnson
Mrs. Michel M. Grilikhes 
born on 10-13-1920 in Roosevelt, Utah
expired 11-10-2007 in Ivins, Utah   age 87
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 6.3000 solo points

BBC broadcast interviewer Sir  Robin Day
¤aka: the "Grand Inquisitor
born on 10-24-1923 in London, England
expired 8-6-2000 in London, England   age 76   cause: "heart problems"
former Israeli Defense Minister  Moshe Dayan
born on 5-20-1915 in kibbutz Deganiah Aleph, Palestine, Ottoman Empire
expired 10-16-1981 in Tel Aviv, Israel   age 66   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, HA, JH23.1%
1980 DH, DW, EK, HA, RR25.0%

AKS: Dyan
British poet laureate (1968-72)  Cecil Day-Lewis   succeeded Masefield in position
¤wrote unde the pen name: "Nicholas Blake" 
born on 4-22-1904 in Ballintogher, Ireland
expired 5-22-1972 in London, England   age 68   cause: cancer
former Dayton Hudson CEO  Kenneth Nelson Dayton   grandson of company founder
born on 7-20-1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 7-19-2003 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 80   cause: refractory anemia
Titanic survivor  Bertram Vere Dean Jr.   along with mom and sister made it into a life boat; died on the 80th anniversary of the sinking
expired 4-15-1992   age
last Titanic survivor  Elizabeth Gladys "Millvina" Dean   died on the 98th Anniversary of the ship's launching
born on 2-2-1912 in London, England
expired 5-31-2009 in Woodbourne, Hampshire, England   age 97
   Contest Selectors
2003CSI, JL, PCD, RR22.2%
2004CSI, LMLD, PCD, RR22.2%
2005CSI, KLS, MOT, PCD, RR21.74%
2006CSI, KLS, MOT, OIE, PCD, RR20.0%
   Scored 2.8098 points

Rebel Without a Cause actor  James Byron Dean
born on 2-8-1931 in Marion, Indiana
expired 9-30-1955 in Paso Robles, California   age 24   cause: injuries suffered in car wreck
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in January 1975
"Gashouse Gang" pitcher (1930-41)  Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean   brother of Daffy; next-to-last pitcher to win 30 games in single season (1934)
born on 1-16-1911 in Lucas, Arkansas
expired 7-17-1974 in Reno, Nevada   age 63   cause: heart failure
country singer, actor & former sausage mogul  Jimmy Ray Dean   had early 1960s hits with "P.T. 109" and "Big Bad John"; played reclusive Las Vegas casino mogul Whillard Whyte in Diamonds Are Forever (1971); fired by Sara Lee as spokesman for the sausage brand he created (January 2004)
born on 8-10-1928 in Plainview, Texas
expired 6-13-2010 in Henrico County, Virginia   age 81
   Contest Selectors
2004CSI, NFG11.1%
2005CSI, MOT, NFG13.0%
2006DTH, HH, NFG10.0%
2008CSI, MORB, NFG9.4%
2009MORB, NFG6.7%
2010CSI, MORB, NFG11.1%
   Scored 5.0250 points

AKS: Jimmie
"Gashouse Gang" pitcher (1934-43)  Paul Dee "Daffy" Dean Sr.   brother of Dizzy
born on 8-14-1912 in Lucas, Arkansas
expired 3-17-1981 in Springdale, Arkansas   age 68   cause: heart attack; diabetes
Quentin Dean from 'In the Heat of the Day' flash-in-the-pan actress  Quentin Dean   appeared in In the Heat of the Night as Delores Purdy (1967; received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at Golden Globes)
¤real name: Quintin Corinne "Corky" Margolin 
born on 7-27-1944 in California
expired 5-8-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 58
disc jockey  Winston Joe "Buddy" Deane   his WJZ-TV "Buddy Deane Show" dance program (1957-64) was the inspiration for the movie & Broadway play Hairspray (1988/2002)
born on 8-2-1924 in Saint Charles, Arkansas
expired 7-16-2003 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas   age 78   cause: complications from stroke
AKS: Dean
former Atlantic City Steel Pier diving horse rider  Josephine K. DeAngelis
born on 11-9-1910
expired 9-19-2003 in Pleasantville, New Jersey   age 92
1940s Bebop jazz guitarist  William "Bill" DeArango
born on 9-20-1921 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 12-26-2005 in East Cleveland, Ohio   age 84   cause: Parkinson's disease; Alzheimer's disease
Cardinal  John Francis Dearden
born on 10-15-1907 in Valley Falls, Rhode Island
expired 8-1-1988   age 80
   Contest Selectors
1980 EB6.3%

jazz singer  Blossom Margrete Dearie
born on 4-29-1924 in East Durham, New York
expired 2-7-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 84
   Contest Selectors
2000 IVY14%
2002 TMTX9.1%
2003 TMTX5.6%

child actor  Glyn Dearman   played Tiny Tim (Cratchit) in Scrooge (1951)
born on 12-30-1939
expired 12-??-1998   age 58   cause: fell down stairs
Gipper advisor/pr flack  Michael Keith Deaver   convicted of 3 counts of perjury for fibs to congress & a grand jury
born on 4-11-1938 in Bakersfield, California
expired 8-18-2007 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 69   cause: pancreatic cancer
heart surgeon  Michael Ellis DeBakey   performed first artificial heart transplant in 1966
born on 9-7-1908 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
expired 7-11-2008 in Houston, Texas   age 99
   Contest Selectors
2002DTM, RR18.2%
2004CSI, DTM, EOD, KLS, NFG, RR33.3%
   Scored 2.6002 points

sire of the family singing group  Robert Louis DeBarge Sr.   was diveroced from the mother of the brood in 1971
born on 7-9-1932 in Illinois
expired 8-30-2009 in Detroit, Michigan   age 77
singer  Robert Louis DeBarge Jr.
born on 3-5-1956 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 8-16-1995 in Grand Rapids, Michigan   age 39   cause: complications from AIDS
San Francisco 49ers football team owner  Edward John DeBartolo Sr.
born on 5-17-1909
expired 12-19-1994   age 85
former Packard & GM engineer  Pierre Stuart de Beaumont   co-founder of Brookstone, the gadget retailer (1965; named after his farm in the Berkshires); inherited the rights to the Mutt and Jeff comic strip from mother
born on 8-1-1915 in New York, New York
expired 12-4-2010 in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts   age 95
formerly the Billy DeBeck Memorial Award cartoonist  William Morgan "Billy" DeBeck   created the Barney Google comic strip (1919); strip continued by Fred Lasswell (1942-2001); coined the expression "Heebie Jeebies"; originally, the award given for the cartoonist of the year was named for him, but it was renamed for Rube Goldberg in 1954
born on 4-15-1890 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-11-1942 in New York, New York   age 52
Sir  Gilbert Ridley Debenham
born on 6-28-1906 in Kensington, Middlesex, England
expired 6-3-2001   age 94
poet & dramatist  Cyrano de Bergerac   known for his big honker
born on 3-6-1619 in Paris, France
expired 7-28-1655 in Sannois, France   age 36   cause: head injury
researcher  Petrus Josephus Wilhelmus Debije   received the 1936 Nobel chemistry prize
born on 3-24-1884 in Maastricht, The Netherlands
expired 11-12-1966 in Ithaca, New York   age 82
AKS: Peter Debye
former UC-Berkeley economist  Gerard Debreu   recipient of the 1983 Nobel Prize in economics
born on 7-4-1921 in Calais, France
expired 12-31-2004 in Paris, France   age 83   cause: "natural causes"
movie director  Philippe Claude Alex de Broca   made That Man from Rio (1964) & King of Hearts (1966)
born on 3-15-1933 in Paris, France
expired 11-26-2004 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France   age 71
physicist Prince  Louis-Victor-Pierre-Raymond de Broglie   his discoveries into the wave nature of the electron earned him the 1929 Nobel prize in physics
born on 8-15-1892 in Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France
expired 3-19-1987 in Paris, France   age 94
musician  Cécile de Brunhoff   invented the tale of an elephant as bedtime story for her children (1931); her husband illustrated the tale and named the elephant (Babar)
born on 10-16-1903
expired 4-7-2003 in Paris, France   age 99   cause: stroke
artist  Jean de Brunhoff   illustrated & named Babar the elephant based upon bedtime story as told by his wife to their children
born on 12-9-1899 in Paris, France
expired 10-16-1937 in Paris, France   age 37   cause: tuberculosis
U.S. Social Democratic Party co-founder (1897)  Eugene Victor Debs   ran for president five times, in 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912 & 1920; a co-founder of the Wobblies — the International Workers of the World (1905)
born on 11-5-1855 in Terre Haute, Indiana
expired 10-20-1926 in Elmhurst, Illinois   age 70
NBA Hall-of-famer  David Albert "Dave" DeBusschere   played for the Detroit Pistons (player-coach) & N.Y. Knicks; a former ABA Commissioner
born on 10-16-1940 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 5-14-2003 in New York, New York   age 62   cause: heart attack
French impressionist composer  Claude Achille Debussy   notable pieces include Claire de lune and Trois Nocturnes
born on 8-22-1862 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
expired 3-25-1918 in Paris, France   age 55
author & editor  Catherine Crook de Camp   wife of L. Sprague
born on 11-6-1907 in New York, New York
expired 4-9-2000 in Plano, Texas   age 92
science fiction writer  Lyon Sprague de Camp   widower of Catherine
born on 11-27-1907 in New York, New York
expired 11-6-2000 in Plano, Texas   age 92
maternal character actress  Rosemary DeCamp   played George M. Cohan's mother Nellie in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Mowgli's mother Messua in The Jungle Book (1942), Momma Gershwin in Rhapsody in Blue (1945), Dwayne Hickman's mom Margaret MacDonald on Love That Bob tv series (1955-59), Marlo Thomas' mother Helen Marie on That Girl tv series (1966-70) and Peg Riley in The Life of Riley tv series (1949-50)
born on 11-14-1910 in Prescott, Arizona
expired 2-20-2001 in Torrance, California   age 90   cause: complications from pneumonia
Archie Comics artist (1957-2000)  Daniel S. DeCarlo   created Josie and the Pussycats & Sabrina the teen-age Witch
born on 12-12-1919 in New Rochelle, New York
expired 12-18-2001 in New Rochelle, New York   age 82   cause: pneumonia
actress  Yvonne DeCarlo   original Lily Munster of The Munsters fame (1964-66)
¤born: Peggy Yvonne Middleton 
born on 9-1-1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
expired 1-9-2007 in Woodland Hills, California   age 84   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2004ABRA, ADWC, TAP16.7%
2005ADWC, MOT8.7%
2006GGG, MOT6.7%
   Scored 6.6000 solo points

World War I infantry veteran  Louis de Cazenave   survived the Battle of the Somme (1916) & Second Battle of Aisne (1917); was the oldest Frenchman; has refused a state funeral
born on 10-16-1897 in Saint-Georges-d'Aurac, Haute-Loire, France
expired 1-20-2008 in Brioude, Auvergne region, France   age 110
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 4.0000 solo points

Baltimore machine shop co-founder (1910)  Alonzo Galloway Decker Sr.   built first electric drill with "pistol" grip & trigger switch (1914)
born on 1-16-1884 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 3-18-1956 in Towson, Maryland   age 72
power tool promulgator  Alonzo Galloway Decker Jr.   son of Black & Decker co-founder
born on 1-18-1908 in Orangeville, Baltimore County, Maryland
expired 3-18-2002 in Earleville, Maryland   age 94   cause: heart failure
 Jennie Bell Morrow Decker   grand-daughter of Sam Houston
born on 3-2-1871
expired 3-17-1977 in Houston, Texas   age 106
 Paul Henri Benjamin Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant   shared the 1909 Nobel peace prize
¤title: Baron de Constant de Rebecque 
born on 11-22-1852 in La Flèche, Sarthe District, Loire, France
expired 5-15-1924 in Paris, France   age 71
former Bonzo and Tonight Show producer  Frederick Timmins DeCordova
born on 10-27-1910 in New York, New York
expired 9-15-2001 in Woodland Hills, California   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2000 RR14%
2001 RR12½%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

to next Pope: Clement VIIto previous Pope: Leo X Catholic Church leader (1522-1523)  Adrian Dedel   elected 219th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church January 9, 1522
¤Pope Adrian VI 
born on 3-2-1459 in Utrecht, Holland
expired 9-14-1523   age 64
Synanon founder (1958)  Charles Edwin "Chuck" Dederich   in later years the organization degenerated into a violent religious cult
born on 3-22-1913 in Toledo, Ohio
expired 2-28-1997 in Visalia, California   age 83   cause: cardio-pulmonary failure
   Contest Selectors
1980 JH6.3%

glamour photographer  André de Dienes   photographed several early Playboy playmates
born on 12-18-1913 in Austria-Hungary
expired 4-11-1985 in West Hollywood, California   age 71
   Contest Selectors

AKS: Andre
cover of August 1961 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with the cartoon art of Eldon DediniA Dedini cartoon from 'Playboy' gag cartoonist  Eldon Lawrence Dedini   cartooned for Esquire, The New Yorker & Playboy (1959-2005)
born on 6-29-1921 in King City, California
expired 1-12-2006 in Carmel, California   age 84   cause: esophageal cancer
early Playboy contributor  J. Julien Dedman   was a cartoonist & writer in the early editions of the magazine; went into advertising but continued doing cartoons (most notably for the New York Herald Tribune)
expired ??-??-1966-to-1990   age ??
former Golden Grain Macaroni Company head  Vincent M. DeDomenico Sr.   co-inventor of Rice-a-Roni (1958)
born on 9-29-1915 in San Francisco, California
expired 10-18-2007 in Napa, California   age 92
actress  Frances Marion Dee   widow of Joel McCrea; mother of Jody McCrea; played Meg in Little Women (1933) & Mirabel in The Gay Deception (1935)
born on 11-26-1907 in South Pasadena, California
expired 3-6-2004 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 96   cause: pneumonia; following a stroke, that caused a fall, that broke her leg, ...
   Contest Selectors
2002 JL9.1%
2003 COCO, JL11.1%

Klan murder victim  Henry Hezekiah Dee   with friend Charles Moore was kidnapped, beaten, mutilated and dumped in the Mississippi River to die
born on 1-8-1945 in Roxie, Mississippi
expired 5-2-1964 in Tallulah, Louisiana (near)   age 19   cause: drowned; mutilated; severe beating
actress  Sandra Dee   had roles in Gidget (1959; title role) & A Summer Place (1959); was married to Bobby Darin (1960-67)
¤born: Alexandra Zuck 
born on 4-23-1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey
expired 2-20-2005 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 62   cause: pneumonia; kidney disease
   Contest Selectors

journalist  William Francis "Bill" Deedes   was an editor of the Daily Telegraph from 1974-86; also an MP
born on 6-1-1913 in London, England
expired 8-17-2007 in Aldington, Kent, England   age 94
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League pitcher/2nd basewoman  Mildred Eleanor "Millie" Deegan   played for the Rockford Peaches (1943-52)
born on 12-11-1919 in New York, New York
expired 7-21-2002 in Port Richey, Florida   age 82   cause: metastatic breast cancer
steel plow inventor (1837)  John Deere   formed his corporation in 1868
born on 2-7-1804 in Rutand, Vermont
expired 5-17-1886 in Moline, Illinois   age 82
actor  Don DeFore   appeared on Hazel tv series
born on 8-25-1913 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
expired 12-22-1993   age 80
befuddled Letterman stooge  Calvert G. DeForest   nephew of inventor Lee DeForest
¤aka: Larry "Bud" Melman 
born on 7-23-1921 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 3-19-2007 in Babylon, Long Island, New York   age 85   cause: heart attack; pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO, CSI, JEDS16.7%
2004ABRA, CSI11.1%
   Scored 6.5000 solo points

inventor  Lee De Forest   inventor of the Audion Tube; a weak claimant for title of inventor of radio; uncle of Calvert DeForest
born on 8-26-1873 in Council Bluffs, Iowa
expired 6-30-1961 in Hollywood, California   age 87
AKS: DeForest
silent screen actress  Marie De Forest   third wife/widow of Lee De Forest
¤née: Mosquini 
born on 12-3-1896 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-21-1983 in Los Angeles, California   age 86
AKS: DeForest Mosquine
sculptor  Anthony DeFrancisci   designed the World War Two discharge emblem, the so-called "ruptured duck"
born on 6-13-1887
expired 10-20-1964 in New York, New York   age 77
terrorist  Donald David DeFreeze   "leader" of the SLA
¤SLA name: "Field Marshall General Cinque Mtume" 
born on 11-16-1943 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 5-24-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 30   cause: cranial bullet impact
French Fifth Republic president General  Charles Andre Joseph Marie DeGaulle
born on 11-22-1890 in Lille, France
expired 11-9-1970 in Colombet-les-Deux-Englises, France   age 79
Chuck's widow  Yvonne Charlotte Anne-Marie Vendroux DeGaulle
born on 5-22-1900 in Calais, France
expired 11-8-1979 in Paris, France   age 79
 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes   was the 1991 Nobel physics laureate
born on 10-24-1932 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 5-18-2007 in Orsay, Île-de-France, France   age 74
Pocket Books co-founder (1939)  Robert F. de Graff
born on 6-9-1895
expired 11-14-1981 in Mill Neck, New York   age 86
religious broadcaster  Richard W. De Haan   created the Day of Discovery program
born on 2-21-1923
expired 7-16-2002 in Grand Rapids, Michigan   age 79
former Army Air Corps Sgt.  Albert T. "Pappy" DeHart   tail gunner aboard the B-29 Bockscar
born on 8-18-1915 in Plainview, Texas
expired 12-??-1976 in Texas   age 61
novelist & playwright  Jan de Hartog   author of The Fourposter (1944)
born on 4-22-1914 in Haarlem, The Netherlands
expired 9-22-2002 in Houston, Texas   age 88
Sir  Geoffrey DeHavilland   British pioneer aviator & aircraft designer; founded de Havilland Aircraft
born on 7-27-1882 in Haslemere, England
expired 5-27-1965 in London, England   age 82
 Georg Charles de Hevesey   recipient of the 1943 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 8-1-1885 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 7-5-1966 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany   age 80
AKS: George
actor  John Forkum Dehner   Commodore Wintoon on The Baileys of Balboa tv series
born on 11-23-1915 in New York, New York
expired 2-4-1992   age 76
jazz alto saxophonist  Harold Andrew "Duke" Dejan   revived New Orleans' Olympia Brass Band (1958); the are known for accompanying jazz funeral processions (seen in Live and Let Die; 1973)
born on 2-4-1909 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 7-5-2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 93
Portugese supergeezer  Maria de Jesus dos Santos   had been the (Guinness-recognized) oldest person in the world
born on 9-10-1893 in Olival, Ourém, Portugal
expired 1-2-2009 in Tomar, Portugal   age 115
   Contest Selectors
2008DFFC, RPRM, RR9.4%
2009DFFC, PCD, RPRM, RR, WEP16.7%
   Scored 1.1563 points

actor  Albert Dekker   was Dr. Cyclops in the movies (1940)
¤born: Albert Van Dekker 
born on 12-20-1905 in New York, New York
expired 5-5-1968 in Hollywood, California   age 62   cause: suicide; hanged
AKS: Decker
pop artist  Desmond Dekker   leader of The Aces; his big hit — The Israelites (early 1968)
¤born: Desmond Adolphus Dacres 
born on 7-16-1941 in Kingston, Jamaica
expired 5-24-2006 in Surrey, England   age 64   cause: heart attack
AKS: Decker
artist  Willem DeKooning
born on 4-24-1904 in Rotterdam, Netherlands
expired 3-19-1997 in East Hampton, New York   age 92   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
french horn player & conductor  Norman Del Mar
born on 7-31-1919 in London, England
expired 2-6-1994 in London, England   age 74   cause: cancer
former fertilizer salesman  Byron De La Beckwith   convicted murderer of Medgar Evers
born on 11-9-1920 in Colusa, California
expired 1-21-2001 in Jackson, Mississippi   age 80   cause: heart disease
   Contest Selectors
2001 DTM12½%
   Scored 7.0000 solo points

Dell Publishing founder (1921)  George Thomas Delacorte Jr.
born on 6-20-1894 in New York, New York
expired 5-4-1991   age 96
former Philadelphia Orchestra principle oboist (1954-77)  John de Lancie Sr.   director of the Curtis Institute of Music (1977-85); Q's father
born on 7-26-1921 in Berkeley, California
expired 5-17-2002 in Walnut Creek, California   age 80   cause: leukemia
dentist Dr.  A. Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany   Having Your Say co-author
born on 9-3-1891
expired 9-25-1995   age 104
educator  Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany   Having Your Say co-author
born on 9-19-1889 in Lynch's Station, Virginia
expired 1-25-1999 in Mount Vernon, New York   age 109   cause: old age
classical pianist  Alicia de Larrocha y de la Calle
born on 5-23-1923 in Barcelona, Spain
expired 9-25-2009 in Barcelona, Spain   age 86   cause: complications from broken hip
on-again, off-again bankrupt movie mogul  Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis
born on 8-8-1919 in Torre Annunziata, Campania, Italy
expired 11-10-2010 in Beverly Hills, California   age 91
   Contest Selectors
2005BYE, DTM, TBC13.0%
2008ANG, BYE, SPIT9.4%
2009ADWC, BOD, BYE10.0%
2010ADWC, BOD, BYE, KLS14.8%
   Scored 3.7125 points

AKS: DeLaurentis De Laurentiis Laurentis
 Max Delbrück   shared the 1969 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 9-4-1906 in Berlin, Germany
expired 3-9-1981 in Pasadena, California   age 74
AKS: Delbruck
former pro basketball player  Bison Dele   with girlfriend (Serena Karlan) disappeared near Tahiti
¤born: Brian Williams 
born on 4-6-1969
expired 7-7-2002 in Tahiti (nearby)   age 33
French film composer  Georges Delerue
born on 3-12-1925 in Rouhaix, France
expired 3-20-1992   age 67
movie model maker  Marcel Delgado   constructed the original King Kong models (1933); also worked as a model/minature maker on War of the Worlds (1953), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) & Fantastic Voyage (1966)
born on 1-16-1901 in Mexico
expired 11-26-1977 in Los Angeles, California   age 76
immortalized trophy wife  Lisa del Giocondo   second wife of Francesco del Giocondo; hubby commisioned a local artist to do a painting of her (now known as the Mona Lisa)
¤née: Gherardini 
born on 5-??-1479
expired 7-15-1542 in Sant'Orsola, Italy   age 63
Texas death row inmate  Monty Allen Delk
¤number 900 
born on 2-24-1967
expired 2-28-2002 in Huntsville, Texas   age 35   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2002 BOD, DTM, RR, TMTX36.4%
   Scored 9.3125 points

Dead End Kids actor  Gabe Dell
¤born: Gabriel del Vecchio 
born on 10-7-1919 in Barbados
expired 7-3-1988 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: leukemia
to next Pope: Pius XIto previous Pope: Pius X Catholic Church leader (1914-1922)  Giacomo della Chiesa   elected 259th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
¤Pope Benedict XV 
born on 11-21-1854 in Genoa, Italy
expired 1-22-1922   age 67   cause: influenza
to next Pope: Pius VIIIto previous Pope: Pius VII Catholic Church leader (1823-1829)  Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiore Girolamo Nicola della Genga   elected 253rd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church 1823
¤Pope Leo XII 
born on 8-22-1760 in Castello della Genga, Spoleto Territory, Italy
expired 2-10-1829 in Rome, Italy   age 68
to next Pope: Innocent VIIIto previous Pope: Paul II Catholic Church leader (1471-1484)  Francesco della Rovere   elected 213th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church 1471; built the Sistine Chapel & founded the Vatican Library
¤Pope Sixtus IV 
born on 7-21-1414 in Albisola, Italy
expired 8-12-1484   age 70
to next Pope: Leo Xto previous Pope: Pius III Catholic Church leader (1503-1513)  Giuliano della Rovere   elected 217th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church October 10, 1503
¤Pope Julius II 
born on 12-5-1443 in Albisola, Italy
expired 2-21-1513 in Rome, Italy   age 69
1-term New Jersey congressman (1957-58)  Vincent John Dellay
born on 6-23-1907 in Union City, New Jersey
expired 4-16-1999 in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey   age 91
counter-tenor  Alfred Deller
born on 5-30-1912 in Margate, England
expired 7-16-1979 in Bologna, Italy   age 67
cinematographer  Antonio "Tonino" Delli Colli
born on 11-20-1923 in Rome, Italy
expired 8-16-2005 in Rome, Italy   age 82   cause: heart attack
activist  David T. Dellinger   World War II draft resister; chairman, National Mobilization Committee to End War in Vietnam (1967-71); one of the Chicago Seven
born on 8-22-1915 in Wakefield, Massachusetts
expired 5-25-2004 in Montpelier, Vermont   age 88   cause: Alzheimer's disease
composer  Norman Dello Joio
¤born: Nicodemo DeGioio 
born on 1-24-1913 in New York, New York
expired 7-24-2008 in East Hampton, New York   age 95
radio/tv character/voice actor  Kenneth Howard "Kenny" Delmar   played Senator Beauregard Claghorn on Fred Allen's radio show (1945-49); the character was parodied in Warner Brothers cartoons
born on 9-5-1910 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 7-14-1984 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 73
author/playwright  Viña Delmar   wrote novel & play Bad Girl
born on 1-29-1903
expired 1-19-1990 in Beverly Hills, California   age 86
AKS: Vina
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in October 1985subject of 20 Questions interview in May 1981 `Playboy Magazine' former auto manufacturer  John Zachary DeLorean   his gull-winged stainless steel vehicle starred in the Back to the Future trilogy & numerous courtroom dramas
born on 1-6-1925 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 3-19-2005 in Summit, New Jersey   age 80   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
2004MJ, SS11.1%
   Scored 7.0000 solo points

soprano  Victoria de los Angeles
¤born: Victoria Gómez Cima 
born on 11-1-1923 in Barcelona, Spain
expired 1-15-2005 in Barcelona, Spain   age 81   cause: cardiopulmonary failure
 Bradley E. Delp   was the lead singer of the band Boston
born on 6-12-1951 in Danvers, Massachusetts
expired 3-9-2007 in Atkinson, New Hampshire   age 55   cause: suicide; carbon monoxide poisoning
sci-fi author  Lester Ramon Alvarez del Rey
born on 6-2-1915 in Saratoga, Minnesota
expired 7-10-1993   age 77
actress  Dolores Del Rio   wife of Cedric Gibbons (1930-41); cousin of Ramon Novarro
¤real name: Lolita Dolores Martínez Asúnsolo Lopéz Negrette 
born on 8-3-1905 in Durango, Mexico
expired 4-11-1983 in Newport Beach, California   age 77   cause: liver failure
actress  Evelyn Del Rio   appeared in The Bank Dick, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man and My Little Chickadee
¤born: Evelyn Bernadette Janer 
born on 9-22-1931 in Cantano, Puerto Rico
expired 11-26-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 67   cause: complications from diabetes
 Eadie Del Rubio   one of the Del Rubio Sisters singing act
¤real name: Edith Bolling Boyd 
born on 8-23-1921 in Ancón, Panama Canal Zone
expired 12-16-1996 in Torrance, California   age 75   cause: cancer
 Elena Rolfe Del Rubio   one of the Del Rubio Sisters singing act (triplet Milly survives)
¤real name: Elena Rolfe Boyd 
born on 8-23-1921 in Ancón, Panama Canal Zone
expired 3-19-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: cancer
 Milly Del Rubio   last survior of the Del Rubio Sisters singing act (Eadie & Elena)
¤real name: Mildred Stuart Boyd 
born on 8-23-1921 in Ancón, Panama Canal Zone
expired 7-21-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 89   cause: respiratory failure
St.Louis Browns pinch-runner  James Henry "Jim" Delsing   replaced Eddie Gaedel after his successful leadoff walk in the second game of a double-header on August 19, 1951; he made it as far as third base but didn't score
born on 11-13-1925 in Rudolph, Wisconsin
expired 5-4-2006 in Chesterfield, Missouri   age 80   cause: complications from cancer
World War I-era veteran  Emiliano Mercado del Toro Sr.   had been the oldest person in the world for only a month before providing our entrants with a modest scoring opportunity
born on 8-21-1891 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, Spanish Empire
expired 1-24-2007 in Isabela, Puerto Rico   age 115
   Contest Selectors
2006KLS, QKU, SPIT10.0%
   Scored 1.0391 points

omnivorous actor  Dominick DeLuise   voice of Pizza the Hutt in Spaceballs; as unlikely as it sounds, he scored a perfect "100" on the J-Lo Scale
born on 8-1-1933 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 5-4-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 75   cause: congestive heart failure; prostate cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002BOD, CMH, JEDS27.3%
2004BOD, EOD, SS16.7%
2006BOD, DTH, 4GUE10.0%
2007BOD, PUD, SBAP, 4GUE12.9%
2008BOD, GAS, SBAP, 4GUE12.5%
2009BOD, GAS, MORB, NFG13.3%
   Scored 5.3125 points

character actor  William Demarest   played Uncle Charlie on My Three Sons (1967-73)
born on 2-27-1892 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 12-27-1973 in Palm Springs, California   age 81
   Contest Selectors

typsetter, tinkerer & librarian  Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville   inventor of the phonautograph (1853) — a sound recording device similar to a seismograph, making squiggles on a paper drum to record sounds; patented in 1857, he made the first known recording of a human voice on April 9, 1860 (a recording of a French folk song "Au Clair de la Lune") ... is wasn't until March of 2008 that it was "played back" (using a high-tech device developed for the Library of Congress); an apocraphal story has him visiting Abe Lincoln in the White House in 1863 and making a recording of Lincoln reading the Gettysberg Address (with the paper recording strip coming into the private collection of Edison); the invention never made him any money (he never intended for the recordings to be "played back" they were meant only to be viewed) — he lived out his life as a librarian
born on 4-25-1817 in France
expired 4-26-1879 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 62
AKS: Edouard-Leon
actress  Orane Demazis   played Fanny in original movie productions of Marius (1931), Fanny (1932) & César (1936)
¤born: Marie-Louise Burgard 
born on 9-18-1894 in Oran, Algeria
expired 12-25-1991 in Paris, France   age 97
engineer  Georges de Mestral   the inventor of Velcro (1948)
born on 6-19-1907 in Nyon, Switzerland
expired 2-8-1990 in Commugny, Switzerland   age 82
actress  Irina Demick   played Brigitte/Ingrid/Marlene/Françoise/Yvette/Betty in Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965)
¤real name: Yrina Demik
aka: Irina Demich 
born on 10-16-1936 in Pommeuse, France
expired 10-8-2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 67
choreographer  Agnes George DeMille
born on 9-12-1905 in New York, New York
expired 10-6-1993   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP7.7%
1980 EB6.3%

legendary film producer  Cecil Blount De Mille   made (and remade) The Squaw Man three times (1914, 1918 & 1931)
born on 8-12-1881 in De Mille Corners, Ashfield, Massachusetts
expired 1-21-1959 in Hollywood, California   age 77
Soyuz 15 cosmonaut  Lev Stepanovich Demin   was flight engineer aboard the failed mission to the Salyut 3 space station (8/26-28/1974)
born on 1-11-1926 in Moscow, Russia, USSR
expired 12-18-1988 in Zvyozdny Gorolok, Russia, USSR   age 62
management consultant  William Edwards Deming
born on 10-14-1900 in Sioux City, Iowa
expired 12-20-1993   age 93
tv/movie director  Edward "Ted" Demme   directed Beautiful Girls (1996) & Blow (2001); nephew of Jonathan Demme
born on 10-26-1964 in New York, New York
expired 1-13-2002 in Santa Monica, California   age 37   cause: collapsed while playing basketball
former Notre Dame wide receiver  Peter Kirk Demmerle   blew out his knee as an undergrad so went to law school instead of the NFL
born on 9-6-1953 in Syracuse, New York
expired 5-24-2007 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 53   cause: ALS
   Contest Selectors

Connecticut governor (1961-71)  John Dempsey
born on 1-3-1915 in Cahir, Ireland
expired 4-2-1982   age 67
cover of August 1961 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with the cartoon art of John Dempsey Playboy cartoonist (1954-2002)  John H. Dempsey
born on 5-15-1919
expired 5-18-2002 in La Jolla, California   age 83   cause: complications from stroke
boxer  William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey   husband of Estelle Taylor
¤nickname: "The Manassa Mauler" 
born on 6-24-1895 in Manassa, Colorado
expired 5-31-1983   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1980 DO6.3%

physicist  Arthur Jeffrey Dempster   in 1935 discovered Uranium-235 isotope, primary fuel in bombs and reactors
born on 8-14-1886 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 3-11-1950 in Stuart, Florida   age 63
French mercenary  Robert-Pierre "Bob" Denard   was particularly fond of staging coups in the Comoros Islands
¤born: Gilbert Bourgeaud
aka: "Said Mustaphe Mahdjoub 
born on 4-7-1929 in Bordeaux, France
expired 10-13-2007 in Grayan-et-l'Hôpital, Médoc, Gironde, Aquitaine, France   age 78   cause: cardiovascular disease; Alzheimer's disease
artist  Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon   collaborated with husband Christo Javacheff
born on 6-13-1935 in Casablanca, French Morocco
expired 11-18-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 74   cause: complications from brain aneurysm
artist  Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon   collaborated with husband Christo Javacheff
born on 6-13-1935 in Casablanca, French Morocco
expired 11-18-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 74   cause: complications from brain aneurysm
the Last Last Emperor, doddering Chinese poohbah  Deng Xiao-Peng
¤born: Kan Tse-Kao 
born on 8-22-1904 in Paifang, Szechwan, China
expired 2-19-1997 in Beijing, China   age 92
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM, RR, YJ23.1%
1980 DH, JH, MM18.8%

 Deng Yingchao   widow of Chou En-lai and mother of Li Peng
born on 2-4-1904 in Guanshan County, Henan Province, China
expired 7-11-1992 in Beijing, China   age 88
businessman  Arnold Sheldon Denker   a former US Chess champion (1944-1946); NOT the 1967 Cronkite strike replacement
born on 2-21-1914 in New York, New York
expired 1-2-2005 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 90   cause: brain cancer
 Rauf Raif Denktaş   former president of Turkish Republic of North Cyprus
born on 1-27-1924 in Baf, Cyprus
expired 1-13-2012 in multiple organ failure; stroke; heart condition   age    cause: 87
   Contest Selectors
2000 IVY14%

AKS: Ralf Raulf Ralph Rolf Denktash
former Baylor U basketball player  Patrick James Dennehy
born on 1-28-1982 in Oakland, California
expired 6-12-2003 in Waco, Texas   age 21   cause: gunshots to head
actor  Richard Denning   played the governor on Hawaii Five-O
¤real name: Louis Albert Heindrich Denninger 
born on 3-27-1913 in Poughkeepsie, New York
expired 10-11-1998 in Escondido, California   age 85
pianist/singer/songwriter  Matt Dennis   wrote Angel Eyes
born on 2-11-1914 in Seattle, Washington
expired 6-21-2002 in Riverside, California   age 88   cause: "natural causes"
author  Patrick Dennis   wrote novel Auntie Mame (1954)
¤real name: Edward Tanner 3rd 
born on 5-18-1921 in Evanston, Illinois
expired 11-6-1976 in New York, New York   age 55   cause: cancer
actress  Sandy Dennis
born on 4-27-1937 in Hastings, Nebraska
expired 3-2-1992   age 54
character actress  Dolores Teachenor "Dodo" Denny   played the mother of Mike Teevee in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
born on 5-5-1928 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 11-20-2005 in Crestline, California   age 77
bandleader  Martin Denny   created the musical genre called "Exotica" — in 1959 he reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with Quiet Village
¤aka: "King of the Tiki Hut" 
born on 4-12-1911 in New York, New York
expired 3-2-2005 in Hawai'i Kai, Hawaii   age 93
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 5.7000 solo points

Fairport Convention singer  Sandy Denny   fell down a flight of stairs & hurt head
expired 4-26-1978 in London, England   age 30   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
author  Lester Dent   author of 280 Doc Savage books
expired 3-11-1959 in La Plata, Missouri   age 54
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in December 1977 Rocky Mountain High singer  John Denver
¤born: Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. 
born on 12-31-1943 in Roswell, New Mexico
expired 10-12-1997 in Montery Bay, California   age    cause: experimental plane crash
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%

AKS: 53
The cast of `Gilligan's Island' actor  Robert "Bob" Denver   played Maynard G. Krebs on Dobie Gillis (1959-63) and S.S. Minnow first mate Willy Gilligan on Gilligan's Island (1964-67)
born on 1-9-1935 in New Rochelle, New York
expired 9-2-2005 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina   age 70   cause: complications from cancer
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former soccer star  Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Olivieria M.D.
born on 2-19-1954 in Belém do Pará, Brazil
expired 12-4-2011 in São Paulo, Brazil   age 57   cause: septic shock; respiratory failure; renal failure
AKS: Socrates
furniture business founder  Dirk Jan De Pree   bought the Michigan Star Furniture Company (1923) & named it for the father-in-law who had loaned him the money — Herman Miller
born on 7-31-1891 in Zeeland, Michigan
expired 12-10-1990 in Holland, Michigan   age 99
crime/thriller movie director  Jacques Deray   directed La Piscine (1968; The Swimming Pool)
¤born: Jacques Deray-Desrayaud 
born on 2-19-1929 in Lyone, Rhône, Rhône-Alps, France
expired 8-9-2003 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France   age 74
20th-century reincarnation of Priapus  John Harris Derek   had been married to Pati Behrs, Ursula Andress, Linda Evans & Cathy "Bo" Collins; took nekid pictures of the last three for Playboy; his 1949 Knock on Any Door character Nick Romano had one of the best movie lines of all time: "Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse"
¤born: Derek Sullivan Harris (renamed by Humphrey Bogart
born on 8-12-1926 in Hollywood, California
expired 5-22-1998 in Santa Monica, California   age 71   cause: heart failure
former TWA stewardess  Ulrike "Uli" Derickson   kept a bunch of psycho plane hijackers from killing a whole lot of passengers (June 1985)
¤née: Patzelt 
born on 8-8-1944 in Aussig-an-der-Elbe, Czechoslovakia
expired 2-18-2005 in Tucson, Arizona   age 60   cause: cancer
pistol inventor  Henry Deringer Jr.   eponymous inventor of small pistol (the derringer; 1825)
born on 10-26-1786 in Easton, Pennsylvania
expired ??-??-1868   age 81
last of the Stooges  "Curly" Joe DeRita
born on 7-12-1909
expired 7-3-1993   age 81
 Jose Ruiz De Rivera
born on 9-18-1904 in West Baton Rouge, Louisiana
expired 3-21-1985 in New York, New York   age 80
Holocaust survivor  Lisa Derman   died while relating her experiences at the Illinois Storytelling Festival
born on 12-25-1926 in Poland
expired 7-1-2002 in Spring Grove, Illinois   age 75   cause: heart attack
NBC football play-by-play announcer  Albert J. DeRogatis
born on 5-5-1927
expired 12-26-1995   age 68
Euro-geezer  Joanna Catharina DeRoover
born on 6-3-1890 in Belgium
expired 12-6-2002 in Belgium   age 112
When Worlds Collide actor  Richard Derr
born on 6-15-1918 in Norristown, Pennsylvania
expired 5-8-1992 in Santa Monica, California   age 73   cause: pancreatic cancer
philosopher  Jacques Derrida   "the godfather of Deconstructionism"
born on 7-15-1930 in El Biar, Algeria
expired 10-8-2004 in Paris, France   age 74   cause: pancreatic cancer
AKS: Derida
MIT computer science professor Dr.  Michael Leonidas Dertouzous   a co-founder of the World Wide Web Consortium
born on 11-5-1936 in Athens, Greece
expired 8-27-2001 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 64
former Indian Prime Minister (1977-79)  Morarji Ranchhodji Desai   liked to drink his own urine (think about it the next time the movie theater offers you "golden flavoring" on your popcorn)
born on 2-29-1896 in Bhadeli, Gujarat Province, India
expired 4-10-1995 in Bombay, India   age 99
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, HFS, HP, MM, RR38.5%
1980 JH, MM12.5%

corrupt political hack  Carmine Gerard De Sapio   last boss of Tammany Hall
born on 12-10-1908 in New York, New York
expired 7-27-2004 in New York, New York   age 95
geologist, cartographer & explorer Dr.  Ardito Desio   led first team to reach the summit of K2
born on 4-18-1897 in Palmanova, Italy
expired 12-12-2001 in Rome, Italy   age 104
songwriter, movie producer, Paramount executive  George Gard "Buddy" De Sylva   wrote California, Here I Come (1924) and If You Knew Susie (1925); co-founded Capitol Records
born on 1-27-1895 in New York, New York
expired 7-11-1950 in Hollywood, California   age 55   cause: heart attack
automaker  Alejandro DeTomaso   his company, DeTomaso Automobili, produced the Pantera (1971-90)
born on 7-10-1928 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
expired 5-21-2003 in Modena, Italy   age 74   cause: heart failure
House of Wax director (1953)  André DeToth
¤real name: Sásvári Farkasfalvi Tóothfalusi-Tóth Endre Antal Mihály 
born on 5-15-1912 in Mako, Hungary
expired 10-22-2002 in Burbank, California   age 90   cause: aneurysm
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

31" actress  Tamara de Treaux   played E.T.
¤born: Tamara Detro 
born on 10-21-1959
expired 11-28-1990   age 41   cause: heart & respiratory problems
bitter & reclusive film collector  Alois Felix Dettlaff Sr.   owned the only known copy of the 1910 Edison production of Frankenstein
born on 2-25-1921
expired 6-26-2005 in Cudahy, Wisconsin   age 84
AKS: Detlaf Dettlaf Detlaff Dettloff Detlof Dettlof Detloff
movie composer  Adolph Deutsch   won oscars for Annie Get Your Gun, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers & Oklahoma
born on 10-20-1897 in London, England
expired 1-2-1980 in Palm Desert, California   age 82
Broadway/movie producer  Armand S. Deutsch   as grandson of the Sears Roebuck CEO was an original target of Leopold & Loeb as the victim of their "thrill kill"; a longtime friend of the Gipper
born on 1-25-1913 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-13-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 92   cause: complications from pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
retired MIT physicist (1941-87)  Martin Deutsch   discovered Positronium (1951)
born on 1-29-1917 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 8-16-2002 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 85
former Irish Republic president (1959-73)  Eamon de Valera
¤born: Edward de Valera 
born on 10-14-1882 in New York, New York
expired 8-29-1975 in Linden, Ireland   age 92   cause: cardiac failure; bronchial pneumonia
retired Charleston, Mississippi carpenter  Ed Devaney   one of the jurors in the "trial" of J.W. Milam & Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till
born on --1881
expired ??-??-1957   age 76
retired Nebraska football coach  Robert Simon "Bob" Devany   assistant coach at MSU 1953-56
born on 4-13-1915 in Saginaw, Michigan
expired 5-9-1997 in Lincoln, Nebraska   age 82   cause: cardiac arrest
criminal  William Ray "Billy" Deverell   one of the victims in the Wonderland Murders (1981)
born on 2-14-1937
expired 7-1-1981 in Los Angeles, California   age 44   cause: bludgeoned to death with lead pipe
silent movie director  Nat G. Deverich   produced 1922 Perfect Pictures Corp. 5-reeler The Power of Love, the world's first 3-D movie
born on 2-20-1893 in New York, New York
expired 4-11-1963 in Hollywood, California   age 70
 Joseph de Veuster   ministered to the leprosy victims at the Molokai Leper Colony (1873-89)
¤known worldwide as Father Damien 
born on 1-3-1840 in Themeloo, Belgium
expired 4-15-1889 in Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii   age 59   cause: Hansen's disease
Indian member of Parliament (1996-2001)  Phoolan Devi   lower-caste heroine that didn't get mad — she got even (big time)
¤aka: "The Bandit Queen" 
born on 8-10-1957 in Gorha Ka Purwa, Uttar Pradesh, India
expired 7-25-2001 in New Delhi, India   age 43   cause: assassinated; multiple gunshots to head & chest
punk musician  Willy "Mink" DeVille
¤born: William Borsey 
born on 8-25-1950 in Stamford, Connecticut
expired 8-6-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 58   cause: pancreatic cancer
bulky tv and film character actor  Andrew "Andy" Devine   no relation to the 300-pound transvestite
¤real name: Jeremiah Schwartz 
born on 10-7-1905 in Flagstaff, Arizona
expired 2-18-1977 in Orange, California   age 71   cause: leukemia
former high school/college/pro football coach  Daniel John Devine Sr.   won 1977 national championship while at Notre Dame (1975-79); also coached Green Bay Packers & East Jordan (MI) High School
born on 12-23-1924 in Augusta, Wisconsin
expired 5-9-2002 in Tempe, Arizona   age 77   cause: complications from heart surgery
nun Sister  Mary Davidis Devine   rescued 53 of her 8th grade students from fire at the Our Lady of Angels school in Chicago (1958)
born on 6-4-1906 in Lincoln, Illinois
expired 10-14-2006 in Dubuque, Iowa   age 100
tv theme song composer  Frank DeVol   wrote movie score for The Dirty Dozen (1967); wrote theme songs for The Brady Bunch, My Three Sons, Family Affair and dozens of other shows; played Happy Kyne on Fernwood 2-night
born on 9-20-1911 in Moundsville, West Virginia
expired 10-27-1999 in Lafayette, California   age 88   cause: congestive heart failure
author  Peter DeVries
born on 2-27-1910 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-28-1993 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 83
"moody" actor  Patrick Dewaere   played Stéphane in Préparez vos mouchoirs (1978)
¤born: Jean-Marie Patrick Bourdeau 
born on 1-26-1947 in Saint Brieuc, Côtes-du-Nord, France
expired 7-16-1982 in Paris, France   age 35   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
Scottish politician  Donald Campbell Dewar   first minister of first Scottish Parliament in 300 years
born on 8-21-1937 in Glasgow, Scotland
expired 10-11-2000 in Edinburgh, Scotland   age 63   cause: cerebral hemorrhage; slip and fall on sidewalk
 James Dewar   invented the Twinkie (April 6, 1930)
born on 2-5-1897
expired 6-30-1985   age 88
former Kmart chairman & CEO (1972-88)  Robert E. Dewar Sr.
born on 11-20-1922
expired 9-7-2000 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan   age 77   cause: complications from colon cancer
 Thomas Wheeler Dewart   former publisher of the New York Sun (1944-50; it was sold to Scripps-Howard in 1950)
born on 10-1-1910 in New York, New York
expired 9-2-2001 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 90
de Weldon and monument sculptor  Felix Weihs de Weldon   designed Iwo Jima Memorial (1954)
born on 4-12-1907 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-2-2003 in Woodstock, Virginia   age 96   cause: "old age"
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO, RR11.1%
   Scored 4.1500 points

former Transvaal Provincial District judge  Quartus de Wet   presided over 1964 Rivonia trial that sent Nelson Mandela to Robben Island
born on 3-10-1899 in Praetoria, South Africa
expired 12-18-1980 in Praetoria, South Africa   age 81
former South African justice minister (1913-24)  Nicolaas Jacobus De Wet   also served as interim Governor General (1943-46)
born on --1873
expired 3-16-1960 in Praetoria, South Africa   age 86
three-term New York governor  Thomas Edmund Dewey Dr.   ran for president in 1944 and 1948
born on 3-24-1902 in Owosso, Michigan
expired 3-16-1971 in Bal Harbour, Florida   age 68   cause: heart attack
actress  Colleen Dewhurst   played Murphy's mom Avery Brown on Murphy Brown tv series
born on 6-3-1924 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 8-22-1991   age 67
child actor  Brandon DeWilde   played Joey Starrett in Shane (1953)
born on 4-9-1942 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 7-6-1972 in Denver, Colorado   age 30   cause: injuries suffered in automobile acident
World War II Western Defense Commander  John Lessesne De Witt Sr.   his wildly racist slanders of the Japanese-American residents of the west coast were the basis for Roosevelt's unconstitutional executive order (#9066) to round them up and put them in camps
born on 1-9-1880 in Fort Sidney, Nebraska
expired 6-20-1962 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 82   cause: heart attack
AKS: DeWitt
singer  Lew DeWitt   original member of the Statler Brothers
born on 3-12-1938 in Roanoke, Virginia
expired 8-15-1990 in Waynesboro, Virginia   age 52   cause: heart & kidney disease; Crohn's disease
comedian & actor  Billy DeWolfe
¤real name: William Andrew Jones 
born on 2-18-1907 in Wollaston, Massachusetts
expired 3-5-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 67   cause: lung cancer
actor  Brad Dexter   played Lt.JG Cartwright in Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) & Harry Luck in The Magnificent Seven (1960)
¤born: Boris Milanovich 
born on 4-9-1917 in Goldfield, Nevada
expired 12-12-2002 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 85   cause: emphysema
silent move actor  Elliot Dexter   had title role in C.B. DeMille's second production of The Squaw Man (1918)
born on --1870 in Galveston, Texas
expired 6-23-1941 in Amityville, New York   age 70
Cardinal  Paolo Dezza
born on 12-13-1901 in Parma, Italy
expired 12-17-1999 in Rome, Italy   age 98
actor  Khigh Dhiegh   played villan Wo Fat on Hawaii Five-O
¤real name: Kenneth Dickerson Sr. 
born on --1910 in Spring Lake, New Jersey
expired 10-25-1991 in Mesa, Arizona   age 81   cause: heart & kidney failure
first Senegalese prime minister (1957-62)  Mamadou Moustapha Dia
born on 7-18-1910 in Kombolé, French Senegal
expired 1-25-2009 in Dakar, Senegal   age 88
tv writer/producer  William Allen "Bill" Dial   wrote the famous "Turkeys Away" episode of WKRP in Cincinnati (as well as playing engineer Bucky Dornster); also wrote Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Tribunal" & "The Alternate" and the Star Trek: Voyager episode teleplay "Eye of the Needle" (1995)
expired 6-2-2008 in Beaufort, South Carolina   age 66   cause: heart attack; congestive heart failure; edema
composer  David Leo Diamond   composed 11 symphonies & 10 string quartets
born on 7-9-1915 in Rochester, New York
expired 6-13-2005 in Rochester, New York   age 89   cause: congestive heart failure
1920s gangster  John Thomas "Jack" Diamond   got nickname because of his ability to "outrun" the law; rubbed out by rival Dutch Schultz
¤nickname: "Legs" 
born on --1896 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-18-1931   age 35
tv writer & actress  Selma Diamond   writer for many "golden age" tv comedy shows; played the bailiff Selma on Night Court
born on 8-5-1920 in London, Ontario, Canada
expired 5-13-1985   age 64   cause: cancer
Nicaraguan president (5/9/1911-12/31/1912 acting, 1/1/1913-1/1/1917 & 11/14/1926-1/1/1929)  Adolfo Diaz
born on --1877
expired 1-27-1964 in San José, Costa Rica   age 86
Florida death row inmate  Angel Nieves Diaz
born on 8-31-1951 in Puerto Rico
expired 12-31-2006 in Starke, Florida   age 55   cause: executed; lethal injection
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former Mexican president (1964-70)  Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
expired 7-15-1979 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 68
murder victim  José Díiaz   1942 Los Angeles "Sleepy Lagoon" reservoir murder victim
born on 12-9-1919 in Durango, Mexico
expired 8-12-1942 in Los Angeles, California   age 22   cause: skull fracture; severe concussion
Mexican dictator  Porfirio Diaz   overthrew government and ruled from 1876-1880 and 1884-1910; himself overthrown by Francisco Madero in 1910
¤born: Jose de la Cruz Porfirio 
born on 9-15-1830 in Oaxaca, Mexico
expired 7-2-1915 in Paris, France   age 84
pro wrassler  Michael "Mike" DiBiase
¤aka: "Iron Mike DiBiase
born on 12-24-1923
expired 7-2-1969   age 45   cause: heart attack
second `Sports Illustrated' with a woman in a swimsuit on cover  Betty di Bugnano   second woman to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated wearing a swimsuit (February 21, 1954 issue); again, the magazine also included a feature on swimwear
¤born: Betty Metcalf
ex-Mrs: Albert Glowe, Carlo di Bugnano & Marten Lamont 
born on 9-25-1917 in Seattle, Washington
expired 7-11-2010 in West Palm Beach, Florida   age
former CBS News correspondent (1962-81)  David B. Dick   covered the assassination attempt on George Wallace (1972) & the aftermath of the People's Temple cult suicides (1978)
born on 2-18-1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 7-16-2010 in Plum Lick, Bourbon County, Kentucky   age 80   cause: prostate cancer
science fiction writer  Philip Kindred Dick   his novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" was the basis of the movie Blade Runner (1982)
born on 12-16-1928 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-2-1982 in Santa Ana, California   age 53   cause: heart attack
AKS: Phillip
author  Charles John Huffam Dickens   wrote Great Expectations, The Pickwick Papers (1837), A Christmas Carol (1843) and A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
born on 2-7-1812 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
expired 6-9-1870 in Godshill, England   age 58
newswoman  Nancy Dickerson
¤born: Nancy Conners Hanschman 
born on 1-27-1927 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
expired 10-18-1997 in New York, New York   age 70   cause: complications from stroke
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in November 1973 poet  James Lafayette Dickey   wrote Deliverance
born on 2-2-1923 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 1-19-1997   age 73
former N.Y. Yankee catcher  William Malcolm "Bill" Dickey
born on 6-6-1907 in Bastrop, Louisiana
expired 11-12-1993   age 86
one term Michigan governor (1939-1940)  Luren Dudley "Scrooge" Dickinson   puritanical foe of liquor, dancing, card playing and "high life"
born on 4-15-1859 in Niagra County, New York
expired 4-22-1943 in Charlotte, Michigan   age 84
American theater star  Dorothy Dickson
born on 7-25-1893 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 9-25-1995 in New Brunswick, New Jersey   age 102
Johnson & Johnson vice president  Earle Ensign Dickson   invented the Band-Aid
born on 10-10-1892 in Grandview, Tennessee
expired 9-21-1961 in New Brunswick, New Jersey   age 68
science fiction writer  Gordon R. Dickson   won three Hugo Awards for: Soldier, Ask Not (1965), Last Dorsai (1981) & The Cloak and the Staff (1981); also won a 1966 Nebula Award for Call Him Lord
born on 11-1-1923 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
expired 1-31-2001 in Richfield, Minnesota   age 77   cause: complications from severe asthma
former Boston Symphony Orchestra first violinist  Harry Ellis Dickson   associate conductor of the Boston Pops; father of Kitty Dukakis
born on 11-1-1908 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 3-29-2003 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 94
blues guitarist  Bo Diddley
¤born: Otha Ellas Bates
later adopted and renamed Ellas B. McDaniel
got stage name as a child 
born on 12-30-1928 in McComb, Mississippi
expired 6-2-2008 in heart failure   age 79   cause: Archer, Florida
   Contest Selectors
2006GHG, 4GUE6.7%
2008DGW, LMLD, RAVN, 4GUE12.5%
   Scored 4.9125 points

AKS: Ellis Didley Didlie Diddlie Diddie
pioneering computer technologist  John Theurer Diebold   author of Automation (1952); his company, Diebold Group, developed an electronic network for the Bowery Savings Bank that linked account records to teller terminals in real time (1961)
born on 6-8-1926 in Weehawken, New Jersey
expired 12-26-2005 in Bedford Hill, New York   age 79   cause: esophageal cancer
 Charles Diederich
born on 6-29-1895
expired 8-17-1993   age 98
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR, VM15.4%

Canadian prime minister (1957-63)  John George Diefenbaker
born on 9-18-1895 in Neustadt, Grey County, Ontario, Canada
expired 8-15-1979 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   age 83   cause: heart attack
 Otto Paul Hermann Diels   1950 Nobel chemistry laureate (shared award with his former student Kurt Alder)
born on 1-23-1876 in Hamburg, Germany
expired 3-7-1954 in Kiel, Germany   age
inventor  Walter E. Diemer   invented Dubble Bubble bubble gum while working as an accountant for Fleer Corp.
born on 1-8-1905
expired 1-8-1998 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania   age 93
singer/actress  Joan Diener   played kitchen wench Aldonza (Dulcinea) in original Broadway production of Man of La Mancha (1965)
¤Mrs. Albert Marre 
born on 2-24-1930 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 5-13-2006 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 76   cause: complications from cancer
Texas Rep. (1931-45, 1953-59)  Martin Dies Jr.   organized the House Un-American Activities Committee, one of the greatest constitutional abominations in the history of the republic; a pox on all of his constituents for re-electing this turkey over and over
born on 11-5-1900 in Colorado, Texas
expired 11-13-1972 in Lufkin, Texas   age 72
engine designer  Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel   designed engine to run on low-grade petroleum fuels
born on 3-18-1858 in Paris, France
expired 9-29-1913   age 55
movie director  William Dieterle   director of The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) and Dark City (1950)
born on 7-15-1893 in Ludwigshafen-am-Rhein, Rhein-Palatinate, Germany
expired 12-8-1972 in Ottobrunn, Bavaria, Germany   age 79
actress  Maria Magdalena "Marlene" Dietrich
¤born: Maria Magdalena von Losch 
born on 12-27-1901 in Berlin, Germany
expired 5-6-1992 in Paris, France   age 90
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, JW, VM23.1%
1980 DO, EB, JH, JW25.0%

Howard Hughes' aide  Noah Dietrich   co-wrote Howard, the Amazing Mr. Hughes
born on 2-28-1889 in Batavia, Wisconsin
expired 2-15-1982   age 92
disgraced Michigan rep. (1954-80)  Charles Coles Diggs Jr.   convicted of extorting kickbacks from his congressional staff
born on 12-2-1922 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 8-24-1998 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 75   cause: stroke
movie photography tech  Edmund M. DiGiulio   won the Motion Picture Academy's Engineering and Scientific Award; als received the 2001 Gordon Sawyer Award
born on 6-13-1927
expired 6-4-2004 in Malibu, California   age 76   cause: congestive heart failure
physicist  Edsger Wybe Dijkstra   known for his shortest-path algorithm for finding the shortest route on a graph or map; co-designer of Algol 60
born on 5-11-1930 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
expired 8-5-2002 in Nuenen, The Netherlands   age 72   cause: cancer
tubby Eddie Nash "bodyguard"  Gregory DeWitt Diles   300-pound martial arts thug; involved in the 1981 Wonderland Murders
expired 1-2-1995 in Lagos, Nigeria   age 48
AKS: Dials
songwriter  Horace Eldred "Danny" Dill   wrote "Long Black Veil" (with Marijohn Wilkin) & "Detroit City (I Wanna Go Home)" (1963)
born on 9-19-1924 in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee
expired 10-21-2008 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 83
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 6.7000 solo points

department store chain founder (1938)  William T. Dillard Sr.
born on 9-2-1914 in Mineral Springs, Arkansas
expired 2-8-2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas   age 87
"Public Enemy Number One"  John Herbert Dillinger   gunned down in Chicago outside the Biograph Theater, set up by the Woman in Red
born on 6-28-1902 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 7-22-1934 in Chicago, Illinois   age 32   cause: multiple bullet wounds
 Susan J. Dillingham   first wife of Tom Hanks (1978-85); mother of Colin Hanks
¤stage name: Samantha Lewes 
born on 11-29-1952
expired 3-13-2002   age 49   cause: bone cancer
JFK/Johnson Treasury secretary (1961-65)  Clarence Douglas Dillon
born on 8-21-1909 in Geneva, Switzerland
expired 1-10-2003 in New York, New York   age 93
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 5.7000 solo points

retired Boston Red Sox player  Dominic Paul "Dom" DiMaggio   brother of Joe
¤nickname: "The Little Professor" 
born on 2-12-1917 in San Francisco, California
expired 5-8-2009 in Marion, Massachusetts   age 92
   Contest Selectors
2005BYE, SLIM, TBC13.0%
2008BYE, PCD6.3%
2009BYE, PCD6.7%
   Scored 4.5500 points

baseball player and Mr. Coffee pitchman  Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio Sr.   played for New York Yankees 1936-42,46-51; had Joe Jr. by first wife Dorothy Olson; briefly married to Marilyn Monroe; his last words we "I'll finally get to see Marilyn"
¤aka: "The Yankee Clipper", "Joltin' Joe" and "Mr. Coffee" 
born on 11-24-1914 in Martinez, California
expired 3-8-1999 in Hollywood, Florida   age 84   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH7.7%

 Joseph Paul DiMaggio Jr.   only child of Joe Sr. (by first wife Dorothy Olson)
born on 10-23-1941 in Antioch, California
expired 8-6-1999 in Martinez, California   age 57
Serbian General Staff Intelligence Department head Colonel  Dragotin Dimitrijevic   headed the Black Hand secret terrorist organization that started World War I with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
¤aka: "Apis
born on --1877
expired 6-24-1917   age 40   cause: executed; shot at dawn
Eastern Orthodox Patriarch  Dimitrios
born on 9-8-1914 in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
expired 10-2-1991 in Istanbul, Turkey   age 77
Danish author  Isak Dinesen   author of Out of Africa
¤aka: Baroness Karen Christentze Blixen-Finecke 
born on 4-17-1885 in Rungsted, Denmark
expired 9-7-1962 in Rungsted, Denmark   age 77
Michigan representative (1933-55)  John David Dingell Sr.   succeeded by his son
born on 2-2-1894 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 9-19-1955 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 61
1936 Miss America  Rose Veronica Coyle Dingler
born on 7-20-1914
expired 2-??-1988 in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania   age 73
actress  Lydia Shum Din-ha   big in Hong Kong flix
born on 7-21-1945 in Shanghai, China
expired 2-29-2008 in Hong Kong, China   age 62   cause: liver cancer; diabetes; lypertension
   Contest Selectors
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (two to be exact)

AKS: Sum
lawyer  Edmund Dinis   in 1969 was District Attorney for Cape Cod and the offshore islands — went into the tank for Teddy after his Chappaquiddick driving episode ... let him plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident (having failed to report it for 10 hours); the penalty: a 2-month suspended sentence and 1-year driving license suspension; when he was up for re-election in 1970 he lost
born on 10-4-1924 in Saint Michaels Island, The Azores, Portugal
expired 3-14-2010 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts   age 85
Texas death row inmate  Richard Eugene Dinkins   its "lights out" on January 29, 2003
¤aka: number 999022 
born on 9-29-1962
expired 1-29-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 40   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 9.1250 points

one-time Dinning Sisters singer  Jean Dinning   with husband Red Surrey wrote "Teen Angel" (1959)
¤born: Eugenia Dinning 
born on 3-29-1924 in Grant County, Oklahoma
expired 2-22-2011 in Garden Grove, California   age 86
heavy metal vocalist/songwriter  Ronnie James Dio
¤born: Ronald James Padavona 
born on 7-10-1942 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
expired 5-16-2010   age 67   cause: stomach cancer
   Contest Selectors
2010OIE, RAVN7.4%
   Scored 7.0500 points

 Elzine Oina Legros Dionne   mother of the famous quintuplets + nine other children: Ernest (b. 12/23/1926), Rose (b. 4/13/1928), Therese (b. 5/15/1929), Leo (b. 1930; died of pneumonia age 1 month), Daniel (b. 4/22/1932), Pauline (b. 6/29/1933), Oliva Jr. (b. 7/9/1936), Victor (b. 4/4/1938) & Claude
born on 5-8-1909 in Corbeil, Ontario, Canada
expired 11-22-1986   age 77
quintuplet  Émilie Dionne
born on 5-28-1934 in Corbeil, Ontario, Canada
expired 8-6-1954 in Sainte Agathe, Canada   age 20   cause: suffocation during epileptic seizure
quintuplet  Marie Dionne
born on 5-28-1934 in Corbeil, Ontario, Canada
expired 2-27-1970 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 35   cause: blood clot in brain
 Oliva Eduoard Dionne   father of the famous quintuplets
born on 8-17-1903
expired 11-15-1979 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada   age 76
quintuplet  Yvonne Dionne
born on 5-28-1934 in Corbeil, Ontario, Canada
expired 6-23-2001 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 67   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2000 RR14%

fashion designer  Christian Dior
born on 1-21-1905 in Granville, France
expired 10-24-1957 in Montacatini, Italy   age 52
cinematographer  Carlo Di Palma   photographed Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) & Blowup (1966)
born on 4-17-1925 in Rome, Italy
expired 7-9-2004 in Rome, Italy   age 79
brain-dead 2-day Nepalese "head of state"  "King" Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev   the Nepalese state council named him "king" after he assassinated mom & dad and the rest of the royal family; a later story coming out of Katmandu claimed that the incident was a horrible "accident" (with automatic weapons, at dinner, while wearing combat fatigues, ...)
¤nickname: "Dippy" (no shit!) 
born on 6-27-1971 in Katmandu, Nepal
expired 6-4-2001 in Katmandu, Nepal   age 29   cause: suicide; self-inflicted gunshot wound
mathematician  Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac   shared the 1933 Nobel prize in Physics
born on 8-8-1902 in Bristol, Avon, England
expired 10-20-1984 in Tallahassee, Florida   age 82
cartoonist  Rudolph Dirks   created the Katzenjammer Kids comic strip (1897)
born on 2-26-1877 in Heinde, Germany
expired 4-20-1968 in New York, New York   age 91
Illinois Senator  Evertt McKinley Dirksen
born on 1-4-1896 in Pekin, Illinois
expired 9-7-1969 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 73
Krupp engineer  Oswald Dirmoser   during World War I constructed the Big Bertha cannon used to shell Paris from 76 miles distance
expired 2-7-1938 in Baden, Austria   age 63
Walt's widow  Lillian B. Disney
born on 2-15-1899
expired 12-16-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 98   cause: stroke
Walt's nephew  Roy Edward Disney   son of Roy O.
born on 1-10-1930 in Los Angeles, California
expired 12-16-2009 in Newport Beach, California   age 79   cause: stomach cancer
Walt Disney Company co-founder (1923)  Roy Oliver Disney   Walt's younger brother; father of Roy E.
born on 6-24-1893 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-20-1971 in Burbank, California   age 78   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Mickey Mouse as `Steamboat Willie', the first sound cartoon animator, producer, corporate founder  Walter Elias Disney   created Mickey Mouse; built Disneyland with money borrowed from ABC; eventually Disney bought ABC; urban legend has him "on ice" somewhere, awaiting to be thawed out and healed
born on 12-5-1901 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-15-1966 in Los Angeles, California   age 65   cause: cancer
British Prime Minister (1868, 1874-80)  Benjamin Disraeli
¤title: Earl of Beaconsfield
nickname: "Dizzy" 
born on 12-21-1804 in London, England
expired 4-18-1881 in London, England   age 76
operatic tenor  Giuseppe di Stefano
¤nickname: "Pippo" 
born on 7-24-1921 in Motta Sant'Anastasia, Sicily, Italy
expired 3-3-2008 in Santa Maria Hoe, Lombardy, Italy   age 86   cause: complications from head injury
   Contest Selectors

 Vivian Dorraine Liberto Cash Distin   first wife of Johnny Cash (he had pledged to remain faithful in the song "I Walk the Line")
born on 4-23-1934 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 5-24-2005 in Ventura, California   age 71   cause: complications from lung cancer surgery
orchestra conductor  Dean Dixon
born on 1-10-1915 in New York, New York
expired 11-3-1976 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 61   cause: stroke; heart attaack
 Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr.   former owner of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team; paid to keep the "LOVE" sculpture in a local park
born on 8-14-1923 in Winter Harbor, Maine
expired 8-2-2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 82   cause: melanoma
Confederate States army Lt.  George A. Dixon   commanded C.S.S. Hunley in first successful submarine attack, against the Union vessel Housatonick, sinking it outside Charleston harbor; the vessel was raised in August, 2000
expired 2-17-1864 in Charleston, South Carolina   age ??   cause: drowned when submarine was swamped/damaged by blast wave
actor/tv director  Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III   played Sgt. James Kinchloe on Hogan's Heroes (1965-70)
born on 4-6-1931 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 3-16-2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina   age 76   cause: hemorrhage; kidney disease
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH7.7%

psychic/astrologer/crackpot  Jeane Dixon   she didn't see it coming
¤born: Jeane L. Pinckert 
born on 1-5-1918 in Medford, Wisconsin
expired 1-25-1997 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 79   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, MS15.4%
1980 DW, JH12.5%

California rep. (1979-2000)  Julian C. Dixon
born on 8-8-1934 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 12-8-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 66   cause: heart attack
former WJIM-tv cooking show maven  Martha Dixon   hosted the Copper Kettle cooking show & The Martha Dixon Show
¤real name: Madeline F. VerPlanck 
born on 1-15-1921
expired 7-9-2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 88   cause: blood cancer
lyracist  Mort Dixon   co-wrote Bye, Bye Blackbird, I'm Lookin' Over A Four Leaf Clover (1927; with Harry Woods) & The Lady in Red (1935)
born on 3-2-1892 in New York, New York
expired 3-23-1956 in Bronxville, New York   age 64
bluesman "Big"  Willie James Dixon
born on 7-1-1915 in Vicksburg, Mississippi
expired 1-29-1992   age 76
songwriter  Julius Dixson Sr.   co-wrote Lollipop — recorded by Ronald and Ruby and the Chordettes (1958)
born on 5-20-1912 in Barnwell, South Carolina
expired 1-30-2004 in New York, New York   age 91
AKS: Dixon
convicted torturer/murderer  Hamida Djandoubi   last person to die by the guillotine
expired 9-10-1977 in Marseilles, France   age 28   cause: executed; guillotine
Serbian prime minister  Zoran Djindjic   helped oust Slobodan Milosevic from power
born on 8-1-1952 in Bosanski Samac, Bosnia, Yugoslavia
expired 3-12-2003 in Belgrade, Serbia   age 50   cause: assassinated; bullet wounds
Hollywood Ten director  Edward Dmytryk   directed The Caine Mutiny (1954)
born on 9-4-1908 in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
expired 7-1-1999 in Encino, California   age 90
AKS: Dimytryk Dymytryk Dmitrick
character actor/tv director  Lawrence "Larry" Dobkin   played an army physician in Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) & L.A. city engineer in Them! (1954); directed original Star Trek series episode Charlie X (1966)
born on 9-16-1919 in New York, New York
expired 10-28-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 83   cause: heart failure
Soyuz 11 cosmonaut  Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolski   died when the cabin depressurized during re-entry
born on 6-1-1928 in Odessa, Ukraine, USSR
expired 6-30-1971 in Dzherkazgan, USSR   age 43   cause: hypoxia
former Soviet ambassador to U.S. (1962-86)  Anatoly Fedorovich Dobrynin
born on 11-16-1919 in Krasnaya Gorka, Russia
expired 4-6-2010 in Moscow, Russia   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2005ANG, CSI, TBC13.0%
2006ANG, CSI6.7%
2009ADWC, CSI6.7%
2010ADWC, CSI, RR11.1%
   Scored 4.1250 points

original 1970s "blaxploitation" action star  Tamara Dobson   former model-turned Cleopatra Jones on-screen
born on 5-14-1947 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 10-2-2006 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 59   cause: complications from pneumonia; multiple sclerosis
Hall of Fame baseball player  Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Doby   in 1943 was 1st black player in the American Basketball League (forerunner of the NBA); 1st black player in the American League (1947; Cleveland Indians); managed the Chicago White Sox (1978)
born on 12-13-1923 in Camden, South Carolina
expired 6-18-2003 in Montclair, New Jersey   age 79   cause: complications from cancer
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.1000 solo points

former Washington D.C. New York Avenue Presbyterian Church pastor Rev.  George MacPherson Docherty   he succeeded Rev. Peter Marshall as pastor of that church (just down the street from the White House); his 1954 sermon prompted legislation that resulted in the inclusion of "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
born on 5-9-1911 in Glasgow, Scotland
expired 11-27-2008 in Alexandria, Pennsylvania   age 97
Mark Trail comic creator  Edward Benton Dodd
born on 11-7-1902 in Lafayette, Georgia
expired 5-27-1991   age 88
songwriter  Jimmie Dodd   "Head Mouseketeer" of the Mickey Mouse Club tv show; wrote Mickey Mouse Club March
born on 3-28-1910 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 11-10-1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 54   cause: heart attack
"holiday" creator  Sonora Louise Smart Dodd   proposed the celebration of Fathers Day (1909; first observed 1910)
¤Mrs. John Bruce Dodd 
born on 2-18-1882 in Jenny Lind, Arkansas
expired 3-22-1978 in Spokane, Washington   age 96
censured (1967) Connecticut senator (1959-70)  Thomas Joseph Dodd   got caught using campaign funds for personal use; prime example of how meaningless Senate censure really is
born on 5-15-1907 in Norwich, Connecticut
expired 5-24-1971 in Old Lyme, Connecticut   age 64   cause: heart attack
death row inmate  Westley Allan Dodd   was a child molester & serial killer
expired 1-5-1993 in executed; hanged   age 31
AKS: Wesley
to 1944 award winnerto 1942 award winner amateur track star  Gilbert Dodds   won 1943 Sullivan Award
born on 6-23-1918
expired 2-??-1977 in West Chicago, Illinois   age 58
 Anna Thompson Dodge   widow of Horace
born on 8-7-1866 in Dundee, Michigan
expired 6-2-1970 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan   age 103
auto pioneer  Horace Elgin Dodge   built first Dodge automobile in November 1914 in Detroit
born on 5-17-1868 in Niles, Michigan
expired 12-10-1920 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 52
stage singer/dancer/comedian  Jerry Dodge   original Barnaby Tucker in Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! (1964)
expired 10-31-1974 in New York, New York   age 37   cause: chemical poisoning
character actor  Jack Dodson   played Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show
born on 5-16-1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 9-16-1994 in Los Angeles, California   age 63   cause: heart failure
Liberian military despot (1980-90)  Samuel Kanyon Doe   went from army sergeant to 20th president by murder; went out the same way
born on 5-6-1951 in Tuzon, Liberia
expired 9-10-1990 in Monrovia, Liberia   age 39   cause: murdered; tortured to death
Hindenburg survivor  Walter Doehner   was 12 years old at the time of the disaster
born on ??-??-1925 in Mexico City, Mexico
expired ??-??-1957   age 32
   Contest Selectors

AKS: Döhner
good-ol'-boy lawman  Harry Hunter Dogan   serial sheriff of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (held office 1928-32, 1936-40, 1940-48 & 1956-60); while sheriff-elect (to succeed H.C. Strider) helped pick the jury in the Milam-Bryant murder trial & chided the jury to take a Coke break to make if look good
born on 8-27-1895 in Cascilla, Mississippi
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
R&B keyboardist  William Ballard "Bill" Doggett   composer of Honky Tonk
born on 2-16-1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-13-1996 in New York, New York   age 80   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors

former Mamas and the Papas singer  Dennis Gerrard Stephen "Denny" Doherty   he played the Harbor Master on the CBC children's program Theodore Tugboat
born on 11-29-1940 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
expired 1-19-2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada   age 66   cause: kidney failure; stomach aneurysm surgery
Dr.  Edward Adelbert Doisy   shared the 1943 Nobel prize in physiology for the chemical nature of vitamin K
born on 11-3-1893 in Hume, Illinois
expired 10-23-1986 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 92   cause: heart failure
World War I aviator  Charles H. Dolan   last surviving member of the Lafayette Escadrille
born on --1895 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 12-31-1981 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 86
inventor  Volker Dolch   pioneer in bar code scanning technologies (held UPC patents) & microprocessor design; founded Dolch Computer Systems (1987)
born on 3-1-1944
expired 8-21-2003 in Belvedere, California   age 59
former congressman  Isidore Dollinger
born on 11-13-1903
expired 1-30-2000   age 96
geologist  Deodat Guy Gratet de Dolomieu   eponymous rock describer (1791) of Calcium/Magnesium Carbonate (dolomite), a primary component of modern cement
born on 6-24-1750 in France
expired 11-26-1801 in Châteaunuef, France   age 51
Dr.  Gerhard Johannes Paul Domagk   received the 1939 Nobel prize in medicine for his discoverie of the antibacterial effects of Sulfonamide Prontosil
born on 10-30-1895 in Lagow, Brandenburg, Germany
expired 4-24-1964 in Burberg, Germany   age 68
Faith in the clutches of a mutant! actress  Faith Domergue   appeared in This Island Earth (1954) and It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
born on 6-16-1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 4-4-1999 in Santa Barbara, California   age 73   cause: cancer
California geezer  Adelina Engaragiola Domingues   Guinness Book people had her as oldest person in U.S.
born on 2-19-1888 in Brava, Ilhas do Cabo Verde
expired 8-21-2002 in Spring Valley, California   age 114
Army Air Corps Staff Sergeant  Christopher S. Domitrovich   aboard the B-25 bomber that crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building
expired 7-28-1945 in New York, New York   age 31   cause: plane crash
actor  Troy Donahue   played Sandy Winfield II on Surfside 6 (1960-62)
¤real name: Merle Johnson Jr. 
born on 1-27-1936 in New York, New York
expired 9-2-2001 in Santa Monica, California   age 65   cause: heart attack
 Woolworth Donahue   heir to Five & Dime fortune; married 3rd wife Mary Hartline (1964)
born on 1-9-1913 in New York, New York
expired 4-5-1972 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 59   cause: heart attack
songwriter  Walter Donaldson   co-wrote My Blue Heaven and Mammy
born on 2-15-1893 in New York, New York
expired 7-15-1947 in Santa Monica, California   age 54
actor  Robert Donat   Mr. Chips sez goodbye
born on 3-18-1905 in Manchester, England
expired 6-9-1958 in London, England   age 53
movie costume designer  Danilo Donati   won oscars for Romeo and Juliet (1968) & Casanova (1976)
born on --1926 in Suzzara, Italy
expired 12-1-2001 in Rome, Italy   age 75
Skiffle Group leader  Anthony James "Lonnie" Donnegan   had 1950s novelty hit with Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?
born on 4-29-1931 in Glasgow, Scotland
expired 11-3-2002 in Peterborough, England   age 71   cause: heart attacks
tv screenwriter & director  Walter J. Doniger
born on 7-1-1917 in New York, New York
expired 11-24-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 94   cause: Parkinson's disease
Grand Admiral  Karl C. Dönitz   last leader of Nazi Germany; too bad his middle name wasn't Duncan
born on 9-16-1891 in Berlin, Germany
expired 12-24-1980 in Aumühle-Bilenkamp, Germany   age 89
tough-guy actor  Brian Donlevy   played Professor Quatermass in several 1960's British sci-fi/horror movies; married Bela Lugosi's ex-wife Lillian (1966)
born on 2-9-1899 in Portadown, Ireland
expired 4-5-1972 in Woodland Hills, California   age 74   cause: cancer
poet  John Donne   wrote that "no man is an island..."
born on --1573 in London, England
expired 3-31-1631 in London, England   age 57
film director  Clive Donner   directed The Caretaker (1963), Nothing but the Best (1964) & What's New Pussycat (1965)
born on 1-21-1926 in London, England
expired 9-7-2010 in London, England   age 84   cause: Alzheimer's disease
character actor  Robert Donner   played Exidor — Benevolent Dictator Emeritus on Mork & Mindy
born on 4-27-1931 in New York, New York
expired 6-8-2006 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 75   cause: heart attack
basketball coach  John P. "Jack" Donohue   Lew Alcindor's coach at Power Academy, then Holy Cross coach (1965-72); lead Canadian national team for 17 years
born on 6-4-1931 in New York, New York
expired 4-16-2003 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   age 71   cause: pancreatic cancer
former New York Times fashion editor (1955-93)  Carolyn Gertrude Amelia "Carrie" Donovan   appeared in Old Navy tv ads - has BIG framed glasses
born on 3-22-1928 in Lake Placid, New York
expired 11-12-2001 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: "heart problems"
former New York Knickerbockers general manager (1965-70, 1975-82)  Edward J. "Eddie" Donovan
born on 6-2-1922 in Elizabeth, New Jersey
expired 1-20-2001 in Bernardsville, New Jersey   age 78   cause: complications from stroke
newspaper reporter  Robert John Donovan   author of the book PT-109 (1961)
born on 8-21-1912 in Buffalo, New York
expired 8-8-2003 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 90
recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor World War I Medal of Honor recipient  William Joseph Donvovan   founder/head of the OSS — the Office of Strategic Services — the forerunner of the CIA
¤nickname: "Wild Bill
born on 1-1-1883 in Buffalo, New York
expired 2-8-1959 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 76
Scotty gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame actor  James Montgomery Doohan   played Scotty on original Star Trek tv series & movies; devised/spoke the original Vulcan & Klingon languages before Marc Okrand formalized them; at time of death was also suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, pulmonary fibrosis & diabetes
born on 3-3-1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
expired 7-20-2005 in Redmond, Washington   age 85   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2000RR, SPAM29%
2001ANG, ROTS25%
2002ANG, DTM, RAVN27.3%
2004ABRA, ANG, CSI, MJ, RR27.8%
   Scored 4.0024 points

 Earl Bernard Doolin   with brother Elmer and parents Charles & Daisy founded the Frito Company (1932)
born on 1-13-1906 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 4-1-1992 in Athens, Texas   age 86   cause: heart attack; stroke
retired Air Force General  James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle   famed for leading an April 18, 1942 raid on Tokyo
born on 12-14-1896 in Alameda, California
expired 9-27-1993   age 96
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

mathematician and physicist  Christian Johann Doppler   described the principle of motion-induced frequency shifting known as the Doppler Effect
born on 11-30-1803 in Salzburg, Austria
expired 3-17-1853 in Venice, Italy   age 49
character actor  Robert DoQui   played Detroit Police officer Warren Reed in the first three RoboCop movies (1987, 1990 & 1993) & Noggra in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Sons of Mogh (1996)
born on 4-20-1934 in Stillwater, Oklahoma
expired 2-9-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 73
AKS: Do Qui
 Charles E. "Gus" Dorais   with Knute Rockne originated the Forward Pass when they were Notre Dame players in 1913; later became football coach at the University of Detroit and the Detroit Lions
expired 1-3-1954 in Birmingham, Michigan   age 62
character actress  Ann Doran   played James Dean's mom in Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
born on 7-28-1911 in Amarillo, Texas
expired 9-19-2000 in Carmichael, California   age 89
conductor  Antal Dorati
born on 4-9-1906 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 11-13-1988   age 82
 Sheldon Dorf   a co-founder of the San Diego Golden State Comic-Con (1970) which morphed into the Comic-Con International
born on 7-5-1933 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 11-3-2009   age 76
Jeopardy! head writer (1984-2004)  Steven Edward Dorfman
born on 10-24-1955 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 1-4-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 48   cause: complications from colon cancer
Italian naval hero  Andrea Doria   drove the French from Genoa (1528); namesake passenger liner sank after being t-boned in foggy 1956 collision with The Stockholm
born on 11-30-1466 in Oneglia, Italy
expired 11-25-1560 in Genoa, Italy   age 93
relief pitcher  Harry "Fritz" Dorish   lead American League in saves (1952); last pitcher to steal home plate (6/2/1950 against Washington Senators)
born on 7-13-1921
expired 12-31-2000 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania   age 79
Bhutttanese  King Dorji   on throne 1952-72
¤full name: Jigme Dorji Wangchuk 
expired 7-21-1972 in Nairobi, Kenya   age 45   cause: heart attack
actress  François Dorleac   sister of Catherine Denueve
born on 3-21-1942 in Paris, France
expired 6-26-1967 in Nice, France   age 25   cause: auto wreck
actor  Philip Dorn
¤born: Hein van der Niet 
born on 9-30-1901 in Scheveningen, The Netherlands
expired 5-9-1975 in Woodland Hills, California   age 75   cause: heart attack; incapacity from head injury
Nazi rocket expert  Walter Robert Dornberger
born on 9-6-1895 in Giessen, Germany
expired 6-27-1980   age 84
old man  Hermann Dörnemann
born on 5-27-1893 in Essen, Germany
expired 3-2-2005 in Dusseldorf, Germany   age 111   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2005PCD, QKU, RIE13.0%
   Scored 2.0250 points

AKS: Herman Dorneman Dornemann Dornaman Dornamann Doernemann Doerneman
former MSU football All-American  Albert Richard Dorow   played quarterback on MSU's 1951 National Championship team; went on to a 9-year career in the NFL with the Washington Redskins & New York Titans; he coached at Hillsdale College and as an assistant to Duffy Daugherty
born on 11-15-1929 in Imlay City, Michigan
expired 12-7-2009 in Okemos, Michigan   age 80
1950s sexpot  Diana Dors
¤born: Diana Fluck 
born on 10-23-1931 in Swindon, England
expired 5-4-1984 in New Windsor, England   age 52
frozen waffle inventor  Frank J. Dorsa   co-founded Eggo Food Products (1932)
born on 8-11-1907
expired 1-17-1996 in San Jose, California   age 88
 Thomas Andrew Dorsey   composer of popular religious music; coined term "gospel music"
born on 7-1-1900 in Villa Rica, Georgia
expired 1-23-1993 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 92
trombone player  Thomas Francis "Tommy" Dorsey   dance band leader
born on 11-19-1905 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
expired 11-26-1956   age 51
tv producer  David Solomon Dortort   created the Bonanza & High Chapparal tv westerns
¤born: David Soloman Katz 
born on 10-23-1916 in New York, New York
expired 9-5-2010 in Westwood, Los Angeles, California   age 93
Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta
Lúcia, Francisco & Jacinta (July 13, 1917)
Fátima witness Sister  Lúcia de Jesus dos Santos   on the 13th of May, June, July, August, September & October, 1917 saw visions with her cousins Francisco & Jacinta; had lived as a nun since 1928
¤born: Lucia de Jesus
Santa Maria Lucia of the Immaculate Heart 
born on 3-22-1907 in Aljustrel, Fatima Parish, Portugal
expired 2-13-2005 in Coimbra, Portugal   age 97   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2003ANG, COCO11.1%
2005ANG, RR8.7%
   Scored 4.0500 points

AKS: Fatima Lucia
purported super-geezer  Sakhan Dosova   now living in Brishakhtinsk, Kazakhstan
¤Сахан Досова 
born on 3-27-1879 in Aul, Karagand, Kazkhstan
expired 5-9-2009 in Aul, Karagand, Kazkhstan   age 130
AKS: Sahan Dossova
novelist  John Roderigo Dos Passos
born on 1-14-1896 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-28-1970 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 74
recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor heroic World War II conscientious objector  Desmond Thomas Doss Sr.   as an unarmed medical corpsman on Okinawa was credited with saving dozens of lives while under direct enemy fire; his bravery was recognized with the awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor — the first of only two to ever be given to a conscientious objector
born on 2-7-1919 in Lynchburg, Virginia
expired 3-23-2006 in Piedmont, Alabama   age 87
Czech Republic culture minister  Pavel Dostal
born on 2-25-1942 in Olomouc, North Moravia, Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia
expired 7-24-2005 in Brno, Czech Republic   age 63   cause: pancreatic cancer
   Contest Selectors

author  Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky   works include Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov
born on 11-11-1821 in Moscow, Russia
expired 2-9-1881   age 59
Mafia & underworld chief  Giuseppe Antonio Doto
¤aka: Joe Adonis 
expired 11-26-1971 in Ancona, Italy   age 69
comedy record writer/producer  Earle Doud   produced The First Family (1962); a writer on the U.S. production of That Was The Week That Was
born on 2-14-1927
expired 10-19-1998 in Studio City, California   age 71
AKS: Erl Earl Dowd
James and Norma Jeane on their wedding day former L.A. police detective  James E. Dougherty   was married to Norma Jeane Baker (6-19-1942 to 9-13-1946)
born on 4-12-1921
expired 8-15-2005 in San Rafael, California   age 84   cause: complications from leukemia
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 6.6000 solo points

aviation pioneer  Donald Willis Douglas Sr   co-founded Davis-Douglas Company (1920); built the DC-3 (1936)
born on 4-6-1892 in New York, New York
expired 2-1-1981 in Palm Springs, California   age 88
film director  Gordon Douglas   directed Them! (1954), Call Me Bwana (1963) & In Like Flint (1967)
born on 12-15-1907 in New York, New York
expired 9-29-1993 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: cancer
one-time actress  Helen Gahagan Douglas   California rep. (1945-50); lost 1950 senate race to Nixon
born on 11-25-1900 in Boonton, New Jersey
expired 6-28-1980 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: cancer
clergyman  Lloyd Cassel Douglas   wrote Magnificent Obsession (1929) & The Robe (1942)
born on 8-27-1877 in Columbia City, Indiana
expired 2-13-1951 in Los Angeles, California   age 73
Florida environmentalist  Marjorie Stoneman Douglas
born on 4-7-1890 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 5-14-1998 in Miami, Florida   age 108
actor  Melvyn Douglas   won two Best Supporting actor oscars for Hud (1963) & Being There (1979)
¤real name: Melvin Edouard Hesselberg 
born on 4-5-1901 in Macon, Georgia
expired 8-4-1981 in New York, New York   age 80   cause: pneumonia; heart ailment
   Contest Selectors
1980 EB6.3%

former tv talk show host  Mike Douglas   had minor hit with The Men In My Little Girl's Life
¤real name: Michael Delaney Dowd Jr. 
born on 8-11-1925 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-11-2006 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida   age 81
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 6.9000 solo points

actor  Paul Douglas
born on 11-4-1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 9-11-1959 in Hollywood, California   age 51
former Illinois senator (1949-66)  Paul Howard Douglass
born on 3-26-1892 in Salem, Massachusetts
expired 9-24-1976 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 84
Dominica prime minister  Roosevelt Bernard "Rosie" Douglas
born on 10-15-1941 in Portsmouth, Dominica
expired 10-1-2000 in Portsmouth, Dominica   age 58
former Supreme Court Associate Justice (1939-75)  William Orville Douglas
born on 10-16-1898 in Maine, Minnesota
expired 1-19-1980 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 81   cause: pneumonia; kidney failure
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HA, MS23.1%
1980 DH, DO, DR, GP, JW31.3%
   Scored 1.9000 points

former CBS sound engineer  Charles Rolland "Charlie" Douglass   inventor of the "Laff Box" that was used to provide a laugh track (whether it was warranted or not); received a technical Emmy (1992)
born on 1-2-1910
expired 4-8-2003 in Templeton, California   age 93   cause: pneumonia
AKS: Douglas
silent movie actress  Billie Dove
¤real name: Lillian Bohny 
born on 5-14-1903 in New York, New York
expired 12-31-1997 in Woodland Hills, California   age 94   cause: pneumonia
CBS newsman  Harold Dow   helped create the "48 hours" crime documentary series (1990-2010)
born on 9-28-1947 in Hackensack, New Jersey
expired 8-21-2010 in Hackensack, New Jersey   age 62
chemical company founder  Herbert Henry Dow I
born on 2-26-1866 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada
expired 10-15-1930 in Rochester, Minnesota   age 64
business executive  Herbert Henry Dow II
born on 8-6-1927
expired 1-27-1996 in Houston, Texas   age 68   cause: complications from heart surgery
former congressman  John Goodchild Dow
born on 5-6-1905 in New York, New York
expired 5-11-2003 in Suffern, Rockland County, New York   age 98
former Hooters calendar model  Kelly Jo Dowd   was a waitress at the original Clearwater, Florida restaurant; mother of golf prodigy Dakoda Dowd
born on 3-10-1965
expired 5-24-2007 in Palm Harbor, Florida   age 42   cause: metastatic cancer; bone, liver & breast cancer
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 10.8000 solo points

6-time Nauru president  Bernard Dowiyogo   leader of the island nation whose economy was based on bird guano; the poop's gone - they're shit outta luck
born on 2-14-1946 in Nauru
expired 3-9-2003 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 57   cause: heart failure; diabetes
actress  Constance Dowling   wife of Ivan Tors
born on 7-24-1920 in New York, New York
expired 10-28-1969 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: cardiac arrest
actress  Doris Dowling   sister of Constance Dowling; had notable role in The Lost Weekend (1945)
born on 5-15-1923 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 6-18-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 81
World War II bomber squadron leader  Eric "Digger" Dowling   shot down & put into Stalag Luft III; digger in tunnels "Tom", :Dick" & "Harry" for The Great Escape (3/24/1944) — he hated the movie
born on 7-22-1915 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England
expired 7-21-2008 in Stoke, Bishop, Bristol, England   age 92
television photographer  Alan Downes   took photo of naked & burned 9-year old Kim Phuc fleeing 1972 napalm attack in South Vietnam
expired 10-9-1996   age 68
musicologist Dr.  Edward Olin Davenport Downes   replaced father as Times music critic (1955-57); Texaco Metropolitan Opera radio quizmaster (1958-96)
born on 8-12-1911 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts
expired 12-26-2001 in New York, New York   age 90
New York Times music critic (1924-55)  Edwin Olin Downes
born on 1-27-1886 in Evanston, Illinois
expired 8-22-1955 in New York, New York   age 69   cause: heart attack
former RTNDA executive secretary  Burleigh Robbins Downey Jr.   won a 1957 Peabody Award for "You are the Jury" radio series; former WKAR-AM/FM news director
born on 8-31-1917
expired 3-1-2000 in East Lansing, Michigan   age 82
military historian  Fairfax Davis Downey
born on 11-28-1893 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 5-31-1990   age 96
Irish tenor  Sean Morton Downey Sr.
born on 11-14-1901 in Wallingford, Connecticut
expired 10-25-1985 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 83
subject of 20 Questions interview in October 1988 `Playboy Magazine' obnoxious loudmouth tv host  Sean Morton Downey Jr.   son of Barbara Bennett & Sr.; a co-founder of the American Basketbal Association; the godfather of trash tv
born on 12-9-1933
expired 3-12-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 67   cause: pneumonia; lung cancer
1920s Our Gang child actor  Johnny Downs
born on 10-10-1913
expired 6-6-1994   age 80   cause: cancer
former CBS correspondent (1942-62)  William Randall "Bill" Downs Jr.   one of "Murrow's Boys"
born on 8-17-1914 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 5-3-1978 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 63   cause: cancer
Texas death row inmate  Dennis Thurl Dowthitt   raped/slit throat of 16 year old Grace Purnhagen; his scumbag son Delton strangled her 9 year old sister Tiffany
¤aka: number 999047 
born on 6-20-1945
expired 3-7-2001 in Huntsville, Texas   age 55   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 BOD, DTM, RR, TEX50%
   Scored 7.3125 solo points

author Sir  Arthur Conan Doyle   wrote The Lost World and a whole series of Sherlock Holmes detective novels
born on 5-22-1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 7-7-1930 in Windlesham, Sussex, England   age 71
actor  David Fitzgerald Doyle   Bosley on Charlie's Angels
born on 12-1-1929 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 2-26-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 67   cause: heart attack
J. Howard Miller's poster featuring Geraldine  Geraldine Hoff Doyle   was the model for the World War II "We Can Do It" poster (1942); subject of the Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 Final Jeopardy answer (all three contestants got the right question)
¤nickname: "Babe"
widow of Leo Harry Doyle DDS 
born on 7-31-1924 in Inkster, Michigan
expired 12-26-2010 in Lansing, Michigan   age 86   cause: complications from severe arthritis
   Contest Selectors

advertising executive  James Edwin "Ned" Doyle   a co-founder of the Doyle Dane Bernbach agency (1949)
born on 10-23-1902
expired 3-5-1989 in New York, New York   age 86   cause: emphysema
screenwriter  Robert James DOzier   was the son of William Dozier, stepson of Ann Rutherford & husband of Diana Muldaur; was a writer/producer of the Harry O tv crime drama
born on 7-18-1930
expired 1-6-2012 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts   age 81   cause: prostate cancer
tv producer  William Dozier   produced/announced Batman (1966-68) & Green Hornet (1966-67) tv series
born on 2-13-1908 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 4-23-1991 in Santa Monica, California   age 83   cause: stroke
murderous Transylvanian prince  Vlad Dracula   son of Vlad Dracul; one possible source of the Dracula legend
¤aka: Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) 
born on 11--1431 in Sighisoara, Roumania
expired 12-??-1476 in Bucharest, Transylvania   age 45   cause: assassinated
Broadway actor  Alfred Drake
¤real name: Alfred Capurro 
born on 10-7-1914 in New York, New York
expired 7-25-1992   age 77
actor-turned-realtor  Christian Drake I   had two memorable roles: as James Whitmore's partner Trooper Ed Blackburn in Them! (1954) & as Bob, the white hunter on Sheena, Queen of the Jungle tv show (1955-56)
born on 12-11-1923 in Elmont, Virginia
expired 7-9-2006 in Williamsburg, Virginia   age 82
aeronautical engineer  James Robert "Jim" Drake   inventor of the Windsurfer sailboard (1967)
born on 1-8-1929 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-19-2012 in Pfafftown, North Carolina   age 83   cause: complications from lung disease
Ted Drake creations: the Notre Dame Leprechaun & Chicago Bulls logo illustrator  Theodore "Ted" Drake   designed Notre Dame's leprechaun logo (1964) & Chicago Bull's logo
born on 9-2-1907
expired 5-25-2000 in Elkhart, Indiana   age 92   cause: complications from stroke
country singer  Farrell H. "Rusty" Draper
born on 1-25-1923
expired 3-28-2003 in Bellevue, Washington   age 80   cause: pneumonia
AKS: Ferrell
 Mikey Dread   reggae singer, tv host, disc jockey, record producer for The Clash
¤real name: Michael Campbell 
born on 1-1-1954 in Port Antonio, Jamaica
expired 3-15-2008 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 54   cause: brain tumor
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 9.6000 solo points

former ABC & NBC radio reporter  Alexander Dreier   won 7 Emmys
born on 6-26-1916 in Honolulu, Hawaiian Territory
expired 3-12-2000 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 83
novelist  Theodore Dreiser   wrote Sister Carrie (1900) & An American Tregedy (1925)
born on 8-27-1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana
expired 12-28-1945 in Hollywood, California   age 74
baseball manager  Charles Walter "Charlie" Dressen
born on 9-20-1898 in Decatur, Illinois
expired 8-10-1966 in Detroit, Michigan   age 67
 Elmer Leonard "Len" Dresslar Jr.   provided the "voice" of such advertising icons as The Jolly Green Giant ("Ho, ho ho!"), Snap (Rice Krispies spokestoon) & Dig'em (Sugar Smacks spokesfrog)
born on 3-25-1925 in Saint Francis, Kansas
expired 10-16-2005 in Palm Springs, California   age 80   cause: cancer
original Tugboat Annie actress  Marie Dressler
¤born: Leila Marie Koerber 
born on 11-9-1869 in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
expired 7-23-1934 in Woodland Hills, California   age 64
folk singer  Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Drew
born on 9-16-1934 in Dün Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
expired 8-16-2008 in Dublin, Ireland   age 73   cause: throat cancer
3M chemical engineer  Richard Gurley Drew   invented Scotch Tape (1930)
born on 6-22-1899
expired 12-14-1980 in Santa Barbara, California   age 81
death row inmate  Robert Nelson Drew Sr.
expired 8-2-1994 in Huntsville, Texas   age 35   cause: executed; lethal injection
 Anton Drexler   co-founder of the German Workers Party which was later revamped & renamed the Nationalist Socialist (Nazi) Party by Hitler
born on 6-13-1884 in München, Bavaria, Germany
expired 2-24-1942 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 57
Lt. Colonel  Alfred Dreyfus   thrice convicted of "High Treason" by corrupt & racist French General staff using fabricated evidence, innuendo and anonymous "witnesses"; imprisoned on Devils Island (of Cayenne, French Guiana) for four years; ultimately exonerated
born on 10-9-1859 in Muelhausen, Upper Alsace, France
expired 7-12-1935 in Paris, France   age 75   cause: uremia
eponymously-named mutual founder  John J. "Jack" Dreyfus Jr.   created his fund in 1951
born on 8-28-1913 in Montgomery, Alabama
expired 3-27-2009 in New York, New York   age 95
singer  Jimmy C. Driftwood   wrote & first recorded The Battle of New Orleans (1957); Johnny Horton had a hit with it the following year
¤born: James Corbett Morris 
born on 6-20-1907
expired 7-12-1998 in Fayetteville, Arkansas   age 91
Jesuit priest Father  Robert Frederick Drinan   was a Massachusetts congressman from 1971 to 1981
born on 11-15-1920 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 1-28-2007 in Georgetown, Maryland   age 86   cause: pneumonia; congestive heart failure
respiratory specialist Dr.  Philip Drinker   co-inventor of the Drinker Respirator, forerunner of the Iron Lung
born on 12-12-1894 in Haverford, Pennsylvania
expired 10-19-1972 in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire   age 77
kid actor  Robert Cletus "Bobby" Driscoll   played Johnny in Song of the South (1946); fell into drug use
born on 3-3-1937 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
expired 3-30-1968 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 31   cause: heart failure; hepatitis
AIDS victim  Richard L. Driskill   another patient of Dr. Acer
¤aka: "Patient C" 
born on 1-29-1960
expired 6-26-1993 in Indiantown, Florida   age 33   cause: AIDS
Balkan politician  Janez Drnovšek   had been the president of Yugoslavia (1989) then prime minister of Slovenia (1992-2002), then president of Slovenia (2002-07); sheparded Slovenia into the European Union
born on 5-17-1950 in Celje, Yugoslavia
expired 2-23-2008 in Zaplana, Vrhnika, Slovenia   age 57   cause: kidney cancer
   Contest Selectors
2008DTM, GREB6.3%
   Scored 8.0500 points

AKS: Drnovsek Dmovsek
actress  Joanne Dru   sister of game show host Peter Marshall
¤born: Letitia Joanne LaCock
later changed last name to Marshall 
born on 1-31-1922 in Logan, West Virginia
expired 9-10-1996 in Beverly Hills, California   age 74
former magazine publisher  Marjorie Drucker   widow of World War II Ace of Aces
¤née: Vattendahl 
born on 10-25-1923
expired 9-27-2003 in Superior, Wisconsin   age 79   cause: cancer
management "guru"  Peter Ferdinand Drucker
born on 11-19-1909 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 11-11-2005 in Claremont, California   age 95
London school teacher  Montague John Druitt   suspect in Whitechapel prostitute murders; murders started days after he was fired & ended a month before his death
expired 12-4-1888 in London, England   age ??   cause: drowned in Thames River (pockets full of rocks: suicide or murder?)
Sir  James Eric Drummond   first secretary-general of the League of Nations (1919-33)
¤title: (16th) Earl of Perth 
born on 8-17-1876
expired 12-15-1951 in Rogate, England   age 75
British peer  John David Drummond   Minister of State for Colonial Affairs (1957-62)
¤titles: (17th) Earl of Perth; Lord Drummond of Cargill 
born on 5-13-1907 in London, England
expired 11-25-2002 in Perth, Scotland   age 95
political author  Allen Stuart Drury   wrote Advise and Consent (1959)
born on 9-2-1918 in Houston, Texas
expired 9-2-1998 in San Francisco, California   age 80   cause: cardiac arrest
Grand Ole Opry singer  Roy Drusky
born on 6-22-1930 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 9-23-2004 in Portland, Tennessee   age 74   cause: emphysema
former Fordham football player (right end)  John F. "Johnny" Druze   he was also the team's place kicker; he was the last living member of the Seven Blocks of Granite (class of '38); Captain of 1937 team
¤nickname: "Tarzan" 
born on 7-3-1914 in Irvington, New Jersey
expired 12-27-2005 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 91
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 5.9000 solo points

one-time Jefferson Airplane drummer (1966-70)  Spencer Dryden   replace Skip Spence
¤born: Spencer Dryden Wheeler 
born on 4-7-1943 in New York, New York
expired 1-10-2005 in Petaluma, California   age 61   cause: stomach cancer
baseball Hall of Fame pitcher  Donald Scott Drysdale
born on 7-23-1936 in Van Nuys, California
expired 7-3-1993   age 56
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in November 1984 former Salvadoran president (1981-82, 1984-89)  José Napoleón Duarte Fuentes
born on 11-23-1926 in San Salvador, El Salvador
expired 2-23-1990   age 63   cause: pancreatic cancer
actor  Donald Gene Dubbins
born on 6-28-1928 in New York, New York
expired 8-17-1991 in Greenville, North Carolina   age 63
former Czech Communist Party leader (1968-69)  Alexander Dubcek   removed from power by Russian tanks, ending the "Prague Spring" of 1968
born on 11-27-1921 in Uhrovec, Czechoslovakia
expired 11-7-1992 in Prague, Czechoslovakia   age 70
lyricist  Al Dubin   co-wrote Tip-Toe Through the Tulips (1929) and We're In The Money; partner of Harry Warren writing for Busby Berkeley movie musicals - 42nd Street (1933); wrote lyrics to Shuffle off to Bufalo, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Serenade in Blue, I've Got A Gal in Kalamazoo, I Only Have Eyes for You, Jeepers, Creepers & That's Amore
born on 6-10-1891 in Zürich, Switzerland
expired 2-11-1945 in New York, New York   age 53
 David Dubinsky
born on 2-22-1892 in Brest-Litovsk, Poland
expired 9-17-1982   age 90
bodybuilder-turned-minister  Richard F. Dubois   won 1954 AAU Mr. America & 1957 AAU Mr. USA contests; appeared in Athena (1954) as Bill Nichols; was part of Mae West's beefcake brigade in her "act"; became a minister at the Gospel Lighthouse in West Los Angeles
¤aka: "Richard Sabre" 
born on 3-4-1933
expired 9-26-2007 in Santa Monica, California   age 74
black rights pioneer & author  William Edward Burghardt DuBois   a co-founder of the NAACP in 1909
born on 2-23-1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
expired 8-27-1963 in Accra, Ghana   age 95
actress  Paulette Dubost   had been one of the last surviving cast members of La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game; 1939); she played chamber maid Lisette
¤born: Paulette Marie Emma Deplanque
ex-Mrs. André Ostertag (1936-44) 
born on 10-8-1910 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 9-21-2011 in Longjuneau, Île-de-France, France   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2009CSI, RR6.7%
2010CSI, RR7.4%

Quiet Riot lead singer  Kevin Mark DuBrow
born on 10-29-1955
expired 11-18-2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 52   cause: cocaine overdose
pianist & orchestra leader  Edwin Frank "Eddy" Duchin
born on 4-1-1909 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 2-9-1951 in New York, New York   age 41   cause: leukemia
writer/editor  Élie Ducommun   shared the second Nobel peace prize (1902)
born on 2-19-1833 in Geneva, Switzerland
expired 12-7-1906 in Bern, Switzerland   age 73   cause: disease of the heart and lungs
Chechnayan separatist leader  Dzhokhar Musayevich Dudayev
born on 2-15-1944 in Yalkhori, Pervomay Skoe, Chechnaya, USSR
expired 4-21-1996 in Gekhi-Chu, Grozny, CHechnya   age 52   cause: assassinated
AKS: Dzhokar
country singer  Dave Dudley
¤born: David Darwin Pedruska 
born on 5-3-1928 in Spencer, Wisconsin
expired 12-22-2003 in Danbury, Wisconsin   age 75   cause: heart attack
architect  George Austin Dudley   was secretary of the committee that designed the United Nations Building in New York City; was the first Dean of the UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Planning
born on 12-24-1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 2-6-2005 in Renssalaerville, New York   age 88
Texas death row inmate  Marion Butler Dudley   he refused to leave his cell for the execution — he had to be "carried" (kicking and screaming?) to the execution chamber
¤number 999136 
born on 5-13-1972
expired 1-25-2006 in Huntsville, Texas   age 33   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 9.2049 points

tv actor  Peter Duel
¤real name: Peter Deuel 
born on 2-24-1940 in Rochester, New York
expired 12-31-1971 in Hollywood, California   age 31   cause: suicide
 August S. Duesenberg   build race cars and luxury cars in the 1920s and 30s
born on --1879 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 1-18-1955 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 75
AKS: Deusenberg Duesenburg Deusenburg
car designer  Denny D. Duesenberg   in 1930 helped his dad build a car that won three Indianapolis 500 races
born on 2-27-1914 in Des Moines, Iowa
expired 4-5-2005 in Lewisville, Indiana   age 91
auto pioneer  Frederick S. Duesenberg   brother of August
born on 12-6-1876 in Lippe, Germany
expired 7-26-1932 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania   age 55   cause: pneumonia; injuries suffered in car wreck July 2nd
actor  Howard Duff
born on 11-24-1917 in Bremerton, Washington
expired 7-9-1990   age 72
author  John W. Duffield   wrote first 20 Bomba, the Jungle Boy (under the pen name of "Roy Rockwood") for the Stratemeyer Syndicate (1920-25)
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
soap opera actor  Albert Valery Dufour   appeared on The Edge of Night (1965-66), Another World (1967-72) and Search for Tomorrow (1972-79); also did some Broadway parts
born on 2-5-1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 7-27-2000 in New York, New York   age 73
N.Y. Post reporter/editor, UAW organizer & author  William F. Dufty   co-wrote Billie Holiday biography Lady Sings the Blues (1956); last husband of Gloria Swanson (1976-83)
born on 2-2-1916 in Merrill, Michigan
expired 6-28-2002 in Birmingham, Michigan   age 86   cause: complications from cancer
New York Yankees third baseman  Joseph Anthony "Joe" Dugan   batted seventh in Murderers' Row
born on 5-12-1897 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania
expired 7-7-1982 in Norwood, Pennsylvania   age 85
bit part actor  Michael J. Dugan   as Rigel VII warrior Kalar attacked Captain Pike in original Star Trek tv pilot The Cage (1964)
born on 9-26-1912
expired 11-6-2002 in Palm Desert, California   age 90   cause: pneumonia; complications from stroke
 Roger Martin du Gard   recipent of the 1937 Nobel prize in literature
born on 3-23-1881 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
expired 8-22-1958 in Bellême, France   age 77
flight attendant  Gaetan Dugas   major source of the early spread of AIDS in the U.S.
¤aka: "Patient Zero" 
born on --1953
expired 3-30-1984   age 30   cause: Kaposi's Sarcoma; AIDS
actor  Andrew Duggan
born on 12-28-1923 in Franklin, Indiana
expired 5-17-1988   age 64
cajun accordionist  Edwin Duhon   co-founder of the Hackberry Ramblers musical group (1933)
born on 6-11-1910 in Youngsville, Lousiana
expired 2-26-2006 in Westlake, Louisiana   age 95
Who does this guy think he's kidding? economist  Willem Frederik Duisenberg   first president of the European Central Bank — oversaw the introduction of the Euro; wore Shatneresque toupes
born on 7-9-1935 in Herrenveen, The Netherlands
expired 7-31-2005 in Faucon, France   age 70   cause: drowned; cardiac arrest
Mike's mom (& Olympia's aunt)  Euterpe Boukis Dukakis   widow of Panos
born on 9-4-1903 in Larissa, Thessaly, Greece
expired 4-2-2003 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts   age 99
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO, CSI, RR16.7%
   Scored 3.2250 points

physician  Panos Dukakis   father of Mike
born on 1-15-1896 in Greece
expired 11-??-1979 in Massachusetts   age 83
 Daryl Duke   directed The Thorn Birds mini-series (1983)
born on 3-8-1929 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
expired 10-21-2006 in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   age 77   cause: pulmonary fibrosis
heiress  Doris Duke
born on 11-22-1912 in New York, New York
expired 10-28-1993   age 80
talking head  Paul Welden Duke   was moderator of Washington Week in Review (1974-1994)
born on 10-16-1926 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
expired 7-18-2005 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 78   cause: acute leukemia
Russian-born Broadway composer  Vernon Duke   co-wrote Cabin in the Sky (1940)
¤born: Vladimir Dukelsky 
born on 10-10-1903 in Pskov, Russia
expired 1-17-1969 in Santa Monica, California   age 65
actor  David Dukes   played Lambert, Edith Bunker's rapist on All In The Family tv series (1977)
born on 6-6-1945 in San Francisco, California
expired 10-9-2000 in Lakewood, Washington   age 55
CIA director (1953-1961)  Allen Welsh Dulles   resigned after the Bay of Pigs fiasco; a member of the Warren Commission
born on 4-7-1893 in Watertown, New York
expired 1-29-1969 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 75
Eisenhower Secretary of State (1953-1959)  John Foster Dulles   Washington D.C. airport named after him
born on 2-25-1888 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 5-24-1958 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 70
author Dame  Daphne du Maurier
born on 5-13-1907 in London, England
expired 4-19-1989 in Par, England   age 81
character actor  Douglass Dumbrille
born on 10-13-1889 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
expired 4-2-1974 in Woodland Hills, California   age 84   cause: heart attack
electrical engineer  Allen Balcom DuMont   pioneered in the design and fabrication of television-sized CRTs; founded the DuMont Television Network in the late 1940's
born on 1-29-1901 in New York, New York
expired 11-15-1965 in New York, New York   age 64
Groucho's favorite foil actress  Margaret DuMont
¤born: Margaret Baker 
born on 10-20-1889 in New York, New York
expired 3-6-1965 in Hollywood, California   age 75   cause: heart attack
 Jean Henry Dunant   originator of the first Geneva Convention (1984); a co-founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross; shared the first Nobel peace prize in 1901
born on 5-8-1828 in Geneva, Switzerland
expired 10-30-1910 in Heiden, Switzerland   age 82
toy company founder  Donald Franklin Duncan   popularized the Yo-Yo (1929); also made parking meters
born on 6-8-1891
expired 5-15-1971 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: complications from stroke
Tennessee rep. (1965-88)  John James Duncan
born on 3-24-1919 in Huntsville, Tennessee
expired 6-21-1988 in Knoxville, Tennessee   age 69
schlock-movie actress  Pamela Duncan   had female lead (Martha Hunter) in Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
born on 12-28-1932 in New York, New York
expired 11-11-2005 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 72   cause: stroke
bass-baritone  Robert Todd Duncan   original actor in many famous roles, including: Porgy in Porgy and Bess (1935), the Lord's General in Cabin in the Sky and Stephen Kumalo in Lost in the Stars
born on 2-12-1903 in Danville, Kentucky
expired 2-28-1998 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 95   cause: heart ailment
boxing trainer & corner man  Angelo Dundee   trained Muhammad Ali, George Foreman & Sugar Ray Leonard
¤born: Angelo Mirena 
born on 8-30-1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-1-2012 in Clearwater, Florida   age 90   cause: heart attack
American dance legend  Katherine Dunham   a dancer, choreographer & teacher; widow of John Thomas Pratt
born on 6-22-1909 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
expired 5-21-2006 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 96
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 5.4000 solo points

prolific movie & tv composer  George Duning   musical director for 1930s Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge; wrote movies scores for: Picnic, From Here to Eternity, Houseboat, That Touch of Mink, Bell, Book and Candle, Gidget Goes Hawaiian, The Devil at 4 O'Clock, The Wackiest Ship in the Army, The World of Suzi Wong, The Giant Claw (1957); wrote music for tv shows: The Big Valley, Naked City, Time Tunnel, Dennis the Menace and original series Star Trek
born on 2-25-1908 in Richmond, Indiana
expired 2-27-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 92   cause: heart disease
AKS: Dunning
Ford Labor secretary (1975-76)  John Thomas Dunlop
born on 7-5-1914 in Placerville, California
expired 10-2-2003 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 89
AKS: Dunlap
comedian  Victor Aloyisius Dunlop Jr.   a frequent guest on Make Me Laugh tv series
born on 11-6-1948 in New York, New York
expired 8-13-2011 in Glendale, California   age 62   cause: complications from diabetes
Texas death row inmate  Henry Earl Dunn Jr.
born on 7-29-1974
expired 2-6-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 28   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors

actor  James Howard Dunn   won Academy Award for his role in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
born on 11-2-1905 in New York, New York
expired 9-3-1967 in Santa Monica, California   age 61
diminutive actor  Michael Dunn   3-foot 10-inches tall; had recurring role on tv's Wild, Wild, West
¤real name: Gary Neil Miller 
born on 10-20-1934 in Shattuck, Oklahoma
expired 8-29-1973 in London, England   age 38   cause: suicide
former Hewlett-Packard board chair  Patricia Cecile Dunn   pulled a Nixon ... her "plumbers unit" got caught spying on the board of directors
¤married surname: Dunn-Jahnke 
born on 3-27-1953 in Burbank, California
expired 12-4-2011 in Orinda, California   age 58   cause: ovarian cancer; melanomma; breast cancer
   Contest Selectors
2007DFFC, MOT6.5%
2008DFFC, DGW, MORB, QKU12.5%

AKS: Dunn-Jahnke
 Raymond F. Dunn Jr.   disabled boy who could only eat Gerber's meat-based formula
born on 7-17-1974
expired 1-20-1995   age 20
1975 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Robert "Bob" Dunn   succeeded Jimmy Hatlo doing the They'll Do It Every Time strip (1939) & Little Iodine strip; received the Reuben Award for 1975
born on 3-5-1908
expired 1-31-1989 in Short Hills, New Jersey   age 80
 Robert William Dunn   co-founder of the ACLU (1920)
born on 6-1-1895 in Huntingdon, New York
expired 1-21-1977 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: cancer
subject of 20 Questions interview in December 1995 `Playboy Magazine' tv/movie producer & writer  Dominick John Dunne   father of Dominique & Griffin; a columnist for Vanity Fair magazine; we supposed that he'd do an expose on the seedy underbelly of the internet deadpool information trade
born on 10-29-1925 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 8-26-2009 in New York, New York   age 83   cause: bladder cancer
   Contest Selectors
2009QKU, WEP6.7%
   Scored 5.4500 points

actress  Dominique Ellen Dunne   daughter of Dominick; sister of Griffin; murdered by ex-boyfriend
born on 11-23-1959 in Santa Monica, California
expired 11-4-1982 in Los Angeles, Calilifornia   age 22   cause: murdered; strangled
actress  Irene Marie Dunne
born on 12-20-1898 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 9-4-1990   age 91
journalist/screenwriter/novelist  John Gregory Dunne   husband of Joan Didion; brother of Dominick Dunne; author of The Studio (1969)
born on 5-25-1932 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 12-30-2003 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: heart attack
screenwriter & director  Philip Dunne
born on 2-11-1908 in New York, New York
expired 6-2-1992 in Malibu, California   age 84   cause: cancer
actress  Mildred Dunnock
born on 1-25-1901 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 7-5-1991   age 90
   Contest Selectors
1980 VA6.3%

boxing play-by-play broadcaster  Don Dunphy
born on 7-5-1908 in New York, New York
expired 7-22-1998 in Roslyn, New York   age 90
long-time L.A. tv news anchor  Jerry R. Dunphy
born on 6-9-1921 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 5-20-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 80   cause: heart attack
medieval theologian  John Duns Scotus   believer in "divine will"; became eponymous name for a fool (dunce) despite his high intelligence
born on --1266 in Duns, Scotland
expired 11-8-1308 in Köln, Germany   age 40
character actor  Maurice Dunster   played a French cop in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; was Keifer Sutherland's personal assistant
born on 9-23-1930
expired 9-12-2008 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 77
last president of South Vietnam (4/28/1975-4/30/1975) General  Duong Van Minh   lead the CIA-backed coup that assassinated Ngô Ðình Diem (1963)
¤aka: "Big Minh" 
born on 2-16-1916 in My Tho, Long An Province, French Indochina
expired 8-6-2001 in Pasadena, California   age 86   cause: injuries suffered in fall from wheelchair
industrialist  Eleuthe re Irenee du Pont de Nemours   founded gun powder & textile firms (7/19/1802)
born on 6-24-1771 in Paris, France
expired 10-31-1834 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 63
chemical company heir  John Eleuthe re du Pont   killed an Olympic wrestler — died in prison
born on 11-22-1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-9-2010 in Somerset, Pennsylvania   age 72
   Contest Selectors
2000 TEX14%
2002 TMTX9.1%
2003 TMTX5.6%

AKS: DuPont duPont
economist  Samuel du Pont de Nemours   commissioned by Jefferson to develope qwerty for the U.S.; father of industrialist
born on 9-14-1739 in Paris, France
expired 8-7-1817 in Delaware   age 77
 Clifford Walter Dupont   first president of independent Rhodesia (1970-75)
born on 12-6-1905 in London, England
expired 6-28-1978 in Salisbury, Rhodesia   age 72
French organist  Marcel Dupre
born on 5-3-1886 in Rouen, France
expired 5-30-1971 in Paris, France   age 85
cellist  Jacqueline DuPre
born on 1-26-1945 in Oxford, England
expired 10-19-1987 in London, England   age 42   cause: multiple sclerosis
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS7.7%

comic publisher  Charles Dupuis   had les Schtroumfs (the Smurfs) created for his magazine Spirou
born on --1918
expired 11-14-2002 in Brussels, Belgium   age 84
former Notre Dame all-american football player  Peter Nicholas Duranko   professionally played for the Cleveland Browns & Denver Broncos
born on 12-15-1943 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
expired 7-8-2011 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania   age 67   cause: ALS
   Contest Selectors
2006DTM, TBC6.7%
2009DTM, TBC6.7%

tv cowboy  Don Durant   star of Johnny Ringo series (1959-60); wrote & sang the show's theme song; in the 1950s had sung with Ray Anthony's orchestra
¤born: Donald Allison Durae 
born on 11-20-1932 in Long Beach, California
expired 3-15-2005 in Monarch Beach, California   age 72   cause: cardio-pulmonary failure; chronic lymphocytic leukemia
author  Ida Ariel Ethel Kaufman Durant   co-wrote Story of Civilization (1968; non-fiction Pulitzer prize winner)
born on 5-10-1898 in Proskurov, Russia
expired 10-25-1981 in Hollywood Hills, California   age 83   cause: complications from stroke
General Motors co-founder (1908)  William Crapo Durant
born on 12-8-1861 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 3-17-1947 in New York, New York   age 85
 William James Durant   co-wrote Story of Civilization (1968; non-fiction Pulitzer prize winner)
born on 11-5-1885 in North Adams, Massachusetts
expired 11-7-1981 in Los Angeles, California   age 96   cause: heart disease
comedian  James Francis "Jimmie" Durante   "Goodnight, Mrs. Kalabash, where ever you are"
born on 2-10-1893 in New York, New York
expired 1-29-1980 in Santa Monica, California   age 86   cause: pneumonitis
   Contest Selectors
1979DO, MS, RR23.1%
1980DH, DO, EB, HP, RR, VA37.5%
   Scored 1.4000 points

songwriter  Thomas R. Durden   co-wrote Heartbreak Hotel
born on 12-15-1919 in Georgia
expired 10-17-1999 in Houghton Lake, Michigan   age 79
former boxer  Yvon Durelle
born on 10-14-1929 in Baie-Ste-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada
expired 1-6-2007 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada   age 77   cause: complications from stroke; Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.3000 solo points

French composer  Louis Durey   member of Les Six
born on 5-27-1884 in Paris, France
expired 7-3-1979 in Saint Tropez, France   age 95
retired Marine Corps Captain  William Lloyd Durkin   while in Beverly Hills on July 7, 1946 pulled a badly injured Howard Hughes from the wreckage of his crashed XF-11 plane
born on 4-30-1916 in Oil City, Pennsylvania
expired 4-29-2006 in Palm Springs, California   age 89   cause: heart attack
baseball manager  Leo Ernest Durocher   member of the "Gashouse Gang"
¤nickname: "the Lip" 
born on 7-27-1906 in West Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 9-7-1991   age 85
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO7.7%
1980 DO6.3%

organ teacher & performer  Marie-Madelaine Duruflé   widow of Maurice
¤born: Marie-Madeleine Chevalier 
born on 5-8-1921 in Marseilles, France
expired 10-5-1999 in Paris, France   age 78
AMC movie chain founder  Stanley H. Durwood
¤born: Stanley H. Dubinsky 
born on 8-5-1920 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 7-14-1999 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 78   cause: esophageal cancer
punk rocker  Ian Dury   leader of the Blockheads
born on 5-12-1942 in Upminster, Essex, England
expired 3-27-2000 in London, England   age 57   cause: liver cancer
auto pioneer  Charles Edgar Duryea   co-founded Duryea Motor Wagon Co. in 1895; had most of his auto-related patents invalidated by Supreme Court, opening up the market for competitors
born on 12-15-1862 in Canton, Illinois
expired 12-28-1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 76
actor  Dan Duryea
born on 1-23-1907 in White Plains, New York
expired 6-7-1968 in Hollywood, California   age 61   cause: cancer
auto inventor  James Frank Duryea   co-designed first successful gasoline powered automobile in U.S.
born on 10-8-1869 in Washburn, Illinois
expired 2-15-1967 in Saybrook, Connecticut   age 97
Australian "country" singer  Slim Dusty
¤born: David Gordon Kirkpatrick 
born on 6-13-1927 in Nulla Nulla Creek, Australia
expired 9-19-2003 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 76   cause: kidney cancer
radical leftist "Red"  Rudi Dutschko
born on 3-7-1940 in Schönefeld, Germany
expired 12-24-1979 in Aarhus, Denmark   age 39   cause: drowned in bathtub during seizure
boxing promoter  Daniel S. Duva
born on 11-7-1951
expired 1-30-1996   age 44
actor & singer  Jose Duval   was the original Juan Valdez coffee pitchman (replaced by Carlos Sanchez)
expired 2-27-1993   age 72
Haitiian dictator  François Duvalier   maintained in power by private corps of thugs --- the Tontons Macoutes ("boogeymen"); replaced by his odious son "Baby Doc"
¤aka: "Papa Doc
born on 4-14-1907 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
expired 4-21-1971 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti   age 63
 Simone Duvalier   widow of Papa Doc; mother of "Baby Doc
¤née: Ovide
aka: "Momma Doc
born on 12--1913 in Léogane, Haiti
expired 12-26-1997 in Paris, France   age 84
 VIncent du Vigneaud   winner of the 1955 Nobel prizefor chemistry
born on 5-18-1901 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-11-1978 in White Plains, New York   age 77
Enola Gay flight engineer  Wyatt E. Duzenbury
born on 4-6-1913
expired 8-31-1992   age 79
actress  Ann Dvorak
born on 8-2-1912 in New York, New York
expired 12-10-1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 67
Czech composer  Antonín Dvořák   his Symphony No. 9, Opus 95, is known as From the New World
born on 9-8-1841 in Nalahozeves, Bohemia
expired 5-1-1904 in Prague, Bohemia   age 62
AKS: Antonin Dvorak
former bandleader & talent agent  Al Dvorin   in an effort to convince concert-goers that there would be no encore announced to the the crowd "Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and goodnight." The phrase had originally been spoken following a 1956 Shreveport concert by Frank Page
born on 11-18-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-18-2004 in Ivanpah, California   age 81   cause: automobile accident
early movie director  Allan Dwan   made Heidi (1937)
¤born: Joseph Aloysius Dwan 
born on 4-3-1885 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 12-21-1981 in Woodland Hills, California   age 96   cause: heart failure; complications from stroke
 Robert Dwan   directed both the radio & tv versions of the Groucho gameshow You Bet Your Life
born on 4-1-1915 in San Francisco, California
expired 1-21-2005 in Santa Monica, California   age 89   cause: complications from pneumonia
rabid misandrist  Andrea Rita Dworkin
born on 9-26-1946 in Camden, New Jersey
expired 4-9-2005 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 58   cause: osteoarthritis
Touched By An Angel of death actor  John Carroll Dye
born on 1-31-1963 in Amory, Mississippi
expired 1-9-2011 in San Francisco, California   age 47   cause: heart attack
former Ford president  John Dykstra
born on 4-6-1898
expired 3-2-1972 in Southfield, Michigan   age 73
Soviet government State terrorist (1917-26)  Feliks Edmundovich Dzerzhinski   founded the Cheka / GPU (State Political Directorate) / OGPU (Unified State Political Directorate) which eventually became the NKVD, then the KGB
born on 9-11-1877 in Vilna, Russia
expired 7-20-1926 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 48   cause: heart disease
AKS: Felix

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