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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
2003CSI5.6%
2004CSI5.6%
2005ANG, CSI, TBC13.0%
2006ANG, CSI6.7%
2007RR3.2%
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
2003KOHD5.6%
   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
2003CSI
2004CSI

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
2002TMTX
2003TMTX

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%
2003ABRA, ANG, CSI, MJ, OGGI, RAVN, RR38.9%
2004ABRA, ANG, CSI, MJ, RR27.8%
2005ADWC, ANG, BOD, CSI, DTM, GHG, PCD, RAVN, RR, SPAM, SPIT47.8%
   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
2002ANG9.1%
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
2006TBC

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
2004NFG5.6%
2005NFG4.3%
   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
2004MJ5.6%
2006BONY3.3%
   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
2006RAVN3.3%
2007RAVN3.2%
   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
2006MOT3.3%

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
2008WEP3.1%
   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
2007GREB3.2%
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
2005RR4.3%
   Scored 5.9000 solo points
2006RR

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

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