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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

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