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©2013 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 9-16-2013 at 21:30 GMT

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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
2000RR14%
2001RR12½%
2002JL,RR18.2%
2003CSI, JL, PCD, RR22.2%
2004CSI, LMLD, PCD, RR22.2%
2005CSI, KLS, MOT, PCD, RR21.74%
2006CSI, KLS, MOT, OIE, PCD, RR20.0%
2007AUDC, KLS, MOT, OIE, PCD, RPRM, RR22.6%
2008CSI, DFFC, KLS, MORB, OIE, PCD, RIE, RPRM, RR, SBAP, 4GUE34.4%
2009CSI, DFFC, KLS, MORB, PCD, RIE, RPRM, RR, TBC30.0%
   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
2001NFG12½%
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI, NFG11.1%
2005CSI, MOT, NFG13.0%
2006DTH, HH, NFG10.0%
2007NFG3.2%
2008CSI, MORB, NFG9.4%
2009MORB, NFG6.7%
2010CSI, MORB, NFG11.1%
   Scored 5.0250 points
2012MORB

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
2000KLS14%
2001KLS12½%
2002DTM, RR18.2%
2003ANG, COCO, CSI, DTM, JEDS, KLS, RR38.9%
2004CSI, DTM, EOD, KLS, NFG, RR33.3%
2005CSI, DTM, KLS, MOT, NFG, PCD, RR, SPIT, TBC, TMD, WORM47.8%
2006BOD, CSI, DTM, MOT, NFG, PCD, RIE, RR, SPIT, TFM33.3%
2007ABRA, ADWC, ANG, BOD, DTM, JCM, MOT, NFG, PCD, PUD, QKU, RIE, RPRM, RR, SPIT, TFM51.6%
2008ADWC, ANG, BOD, DTM, JCM, KLS, MORB, NFG, PCD, QKU, RIE, RPRM, RR, SPIT, TFM46.9%
   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
2001ROTS12½%
2003TAP5.6%
2004ABRA, ADWC, TAP16.7%
2005ADWC, MOT8.7%
2006GGG, MOT6.7%
2007RPRM3.2%
   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
2008DFFC3.1%
   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
2003CSI

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
2004ADWC5.6%

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
2006DTM3.3%
2007DTM3.2%
   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%
2005CSI4.3%
2006CSI3.3%
2007ABRA3.2%
   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
2007RPRM3.2%
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
2004DTM5.6%
2005BYE, DTM, TBC13.0%
2006BYE3.3%
2007BYE3.2%
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%
2005MOT4.3%
   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
2005KLS4.3%
2006KLS, QKU, SPIT10.0%
2007DFFC, KLS, PCD, RPRM, RR, SPIT, WEP22.6%
   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
2000BOD14%
2001BOD12½%
2002BOD, CMH, JEDS27.3%
2003ABRA5.6%
2004BOD, EOD, SS16.7%
2005BOD4.3%
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
1980DO

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
2006TBC3.3%

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
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005CSI4.3%
   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
   Contest Selectors
1979SB7.7%
2002CMH9.1%
2003TAP5.6%
2004TAP5.6%

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
2002RR9.1%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points
2003COCO

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
2001RR12½%
2002RR9.1%
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

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