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circus wild animal trainer  Gunther Gebel-Williams
¤real name: Gunther Gebel 
born on 9-12-1934 in Schweidnitz, Germany
expired 7-19-2001 in Venice, Florida   age 66   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2001 ROTS12½%
   Scored 8.4000 solo points

actor  Will Auge Geer   played the sheriff in the only blacklisted U.S. movie Salt of the Earth (1954); also played Grandpa Zebulon Walton; married to Herta Ware in the 1930s; was also Harry Hay's lover
born on 3-9-1902 in Frankfort, Indiana
expired 4-22-1978 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: respiratory ailment
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM

baseball iron man  Lou Gehrig   held record for consecutive games played (2,130) until 1997; batted fourth in Murderers' Row
¤full name: Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig
nickname: "The Ironman" 
born on 6-19-1903 in New York, New York
expired 6-2-1941 in New York, New York   age 37   cause: ALS
baseball great  Charles Leonard "Charlie" Gehringer   Detroit Tigers second baseman (1924-42)
born on 5-11-1903 in Fowlerville, Michigan
expired 1-21-1993 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan   age 89
Hall-of-Fame former RAMS halfback (1940-49)  Clarence Fred Gehrke   came up with idea of painted ram horns on helmets (1947); later managed Denver Broncos
born on 4-24-1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 2-12-2002 in Palm Springs, California   age 83
criminally insane grave robber/murderer  Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein   made clothing & lampshades from human body parts; gutted & dressed his murder victims; urban legend has it that Ed was the inspiration for Norman Bates (Psycho; 1959)
born on 8-27-1906 in La Crosse, Wisconsin
expired 7-26-1984 in Madison, Wisconsin   age 77   cause: renal failure; cancer
book publisher  Bernard J. Geis   published Valley of the Dolls (1966) & Sex and the Single Girl
born on 8-30-1909 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-8-2001 in New York, New York   age 91
former Brazilian military dictator (1974-79)  Ernesto Geisel
born on 8-3-1908 in Bento Goncalves, Brazil
expired 9-12-1996 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   age 88
children's book author  Theodor Seuss Geisel   suggested idea for Gerald McBoing-Boing; wrote The Five Thousand Fingers of Dr. T movie & How the Grinch Stole Christmas animated tv special (1966)
¤better known as Dr. Seuss 
born on 3-2-1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 9-24-1991 in La Jolla, California   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD6.3%

chemist & Clairol co-founder  Lawrence M. Gelb   during a 1931 visit to Paris discovered the hair coloring formula (owned by company called Mury) that became the company's first product
born on 1-8-1898 in New York, New York
expired 9-27-1980 in New York, New York   age 82
screenwriter & tv producer  Larry Simon Gelbart   co-wrote Tootsie & The Wrong Box (1966); co-produced M*A*S*H tv series
born on 2-25-1928 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-11-2009 in Beverly Hills, California   age 81   cause: cancer
tv writer/producer  Bruce Geller   created Mission Impossible & Mannix tv series
born on 10-13-1930 in New York, New York
expired 5-21-1978 in Santa Barbara, California   age 47   cause: private plane crash
war correspondent  Martha Gellhorn   third wife of Ernest Hemingway (1940-45)
born on 11-8-1908 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 2-15-1998 in London, England   age 89
AKS: Gelhorn Gellhorne
Lebanese president Sheikh  Pierre Gemayel
born on 11-1-1905 in Lebanon
expired 8-30-1984 in Bikfaya, Lebanon   age 78
art critic  Emily Genauer   won 1974 Pulitzer prize for art criticism
¤Mrs. Frederick Gash 
born on 7-19-1911 in New York, New York
expired 8-23-2002 in New York, New York   age 91
former International Telephone & Telegraph president (1959-77)  Harold S. Geneen
born on 1-22-1910 in Bournemouth, Dorcester, England
expired 11-21-1997 in New York, New York   age 87   cause: heart attack
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in April 1964 writer/dramatist/burglar  Jean Genét
born on 12-19-1910 in Paris, France
expired 4-15-1986 in Paris, France   age 75   cause: throat cancer
AKS: Genet
chanteuse  Geneviève   a regular guest on the Tonight Show when Jack Paar was hosting
¤real name: Ginette Marguérite Auger 
born on 4-17-1920 in Paris, France
expired 3-14-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 83   cause: complications from stroke
Mongol conquerer  Genghis Khan   grandfather of Kublai Khan; his tomb may have been discovered near Batshireet, Hentii Province, Mongolia
¤aka: Temujin 
born on --1162 in Mongolia
expired 8-18-1227 in Kharakhoto, Mongolia   age 65   cause: fall from horse and/or battle wounds
former Yamaha president (1950-92)  Genichi Kawakami   son of company founder
born on 1-30-1912 in Hama Kita, Japan
expired 5-25-2002 in Hamamatsu, Japan   age 90
lawyer turned stage and movie actor  Leo Genn   played first mate Starbuck in Moby Dick (1956)
born on 8-9-1905 in London, England
expired 1-26-1978 in London, England   age 72   cause: heart attack
choreographer  Peter Gennaro   1977 Tony for choreography of Annie
born on 11-23-1919 in Metairie, Louisiana
expired 9-28-2000 in New York, New York   age 80
murder victim  Kitty Genovese   her screams for help were ignored
born on --1935
expired 3-13-1964 in New York, New York   age 28   cause: stabbed to death
 John Anthony Genzale   member of the New York Dolls rock band
¤aka: "Johnny Thunder
born on 7-15-1952
expired 4-22-1991   age 38
former Montreal hockey player (1950-68)  Bernard André Joseph "Bernie" Geoffrion   original slap shot specialist
¤aka: "Boom Boom
born on 2-14-1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 3-11-2006 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 75   cause: stomach cancer
AKS: Andre Geoffrian
defrocked pedophile priest  John J. Geoghan   accused of having molested over 100 boys
born on 6-4-1935
expired 8-23-2003 in Shirley, Massachusetts   age 68   cause: murdered ;strangled
to next English ruler: George IIto previous English ruler: Anne English King (1714-1727)  George I   great-grandson of James I; first monarch of the House of Hannover
born on 5-28-1660 in Hannover, Prussia
expired 6-12-1727 in Osnabrück, Hannover, Prussia   age 67
to next English ruler: George IIIto previous English ruler: George I English King (1727-1760)  George II   son of George I
¤born: George Augustus Hannover 
born on 11-10-1683 in Herrenhausen Palace, Prussia
expired 10-25-1760 in London, England   age 76
to next English ruler: George IVto previous English ruler: George II mentally ill British king (1760-1820)  George III   grandson of George II; his repressive policies lost the American colonies
¤George William Frederick Hanover 
born on 6-4-1738 in London, England
expired 1-29-1820 in Windsor, England   age 81
to next English ruler: William IVto previous English ruler: George III British king (1820-1830)  George IV   son of George III
born on 8-12-1762 in London, England
expired 6-25-1830 in Windsor, England   age 67
to next English ruler: Edward VIIIto previous English ruler: Edward VII British King (1910-36)  George V   son of Edward VII; grandson of Queen Victoria; father of Edward VIII and George VI; name of house changed during World War I (1917) to disassociate the British monarchy from the German monarchy
¤full name: George Frederick Ernest Albert Saxe-Coburg/Windsor 
born on 6-3-1865 in London, England
expired 1-20-1936 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England   age 70
to next English ruler: Elizabeth IIto previous English ruler: Edward VIII British monarch (1936-52)  King George VI   son of George V; husband of Elizabeth; father of Queen Elizabeth II
¤full name: Albert Frederick George Arthur Windsor 
born on 12-14-1895 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England
expired 2-6-1952 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England   age 56
actor  Anthony George   played Agent Cam Allison on The Untouchables (1960) & Don Corey on Checkmate (1960-62)
¤born: Octavio Gabriel George 
born on 1-29-1921 in Endicott, New York
expired 3-16-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: complications from lung disease
character actor Chief  Dan George   was chief of the Burrard tribe (1951-63); appeared in Little Big Man as Old Lodge Skins
born on 6-24-1899 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
expired 9-23-1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   age 82
film actor  Heinrich George   played worker foreman Grot in Metropolis (1927), Franz Biberkopf in Berlin Alexanderplatz (1931) & Bürgemeister Nettelbeck in Kolberg (1945); too chummy with Nazi filmmakers, arrest by Soviets after the war and interned in Sachsenhausen concentration camp
¤born: Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz 
born on 10-9-1893 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany
expired 9-26-1946 in Oranienburg, Germany   age 52   cause: starvation; complications from appendicitis surgery
Little Feat founder/leader  Lowell George
born on 4-13-1945 in Hollywood, California
expired 6-29-1979 in Arlington, Virginia   age 34   cause: heart attack
writer  Peter Bryan George   wrote Two Hours to Doom (1958; U.S. title: Red Alert); it was the basis for Dr. Strangelove (1964; he co-authored the screenplay); received a 1966 Hugo Award
¤pen name: Peter Bryant 
born on 3-26-1924 in Treorchy, Wales
expired 6-1-1966 in Hastings, East Sussex, England   age 42   cause: suicide
insult tv talk show host  Wally George   put his guests in the "Hot Seat"; father of Debecca DeMornay
¤born: George Walter Pearch 
born on 12-4-1931 in Oakland, California
expired 10-5-2003 in Fountain Valley, California   age 71   cause: pneumonia; cancer
Grand Duchess  Georgievna Leonida Bagration-Moukhranskaya   widow of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich (titular Czar of Russia)
born on 10-6-1914
expired 5-23-2010 in Madrid, Spain   age 95
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 5.5000 solo points

AKS: b.9/23/1914 old style
pro baseball's first female umpire  Bernice Gera
born on 6-15-1931 in Ernest, Pennsylvania
expired 9-23-1992   age 61
(briefly) Albanian  Queen Geraldine I   wife of Zog I; mother of Leka I
¤title: Countess Apponyi von Nagy-Appony 
born on 8-6-1915 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-22-2002 in Tirana, Albania   age 87
AKS: Geraldina
to April 1967 Playmate of Monthto February 1967 Playmate of Month Playboy March 1967 Playmate of Month  Fran Gerard
¤born: Frances Anna Camuglia 
born on 3-23-1948 in Staten Island, New York, New York
expired 5-30-1985 in Fountain Valley, California   age 37
company heir  Daniel F. Gerber   joined Freemont Canning Company (1912); started making baby food in 1920s; changed company name to Gerber Products Company (1943)
born on 5-6-1898
expired 3-16-1974 in Fremont, Michigan   age 75
tv producer  David Gerber   was executive producer of programs such as Nanny and the Professor, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Police Story and it's spinoff Police Woman
born on 7-25-1923 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-2-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: heart failure
Freemont Canning Company founder  Frank Daniel Gerber
born on 5-6-1873 in Freemont, Michigan
expired 10-7-1952 in Fremont, Michigan   age 79
Howard the Duck former Marvel cartoonist  Stephen Ross "Steve" Gerber   created Howard the Duck; wrote script for Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Contagion" (1989; the Ikonian computer virus nearly blows-up the Enterprise); died awaiting lung transplant
born on 9-20-1947 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 2-10-2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 60   cause: pneumonia; pulmonary fibrosis
conductor & classical record producer  Charles Allan Gerhardt   conducted the definitive recording of Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2 ("Romantic")
born on 2-6-1927 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 2-22-1999 in Redding, California   age 72   cause: complications from surgery; brain cancer
politician  Manfred Gerlach   was the last head-of-state for East Germany (1989-90)
born on 5-8-1928 in Leipzig, Germany
expired 10-17-2011 in Berlin, Germany   age 83
Thong bikini topless/thong bathing suit designer (1964)  Rudolfi "Rudi" Gernreich
born on 8-8-1922 in Vienna, Austria
expired 4-21-1985 in Los Angeles, California   age 62   cause: lung cancer
author, editor, publisher  Hugo Gernsback   created the pulp magazine Amazing Stories (1926); coined the term "science fiction" (1929); described radar 35 years before its invention; namesake of the science fiction Hugo Awards
born on 8-16-1884 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg
expired 8-19-1967 in New York, New York   age 83
Chiricahua Apache  Chief Geronimo   son of Chal-o-Row; surrendered in 1888
born on 6-??-1829 in Arizona
expired 2-17-1909 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma   age 79   cause: pneumonia
Baylor U plastic surgery resident Dr.  Frank J. Gerow   co-inventor of the silicone gel breast implant; had a drinking problem; a highly fictionalized account of the implant story was told in the HBO movie Breast Men (1998)
born on 11-5-1929 in Canada
expired 7-15-1993   age 63   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Massachusetts political hack, Declaration of Independence signer & Madison 2nd term vice president (1813-14)  Elbridge Gerry   notorious for eponymous convoluted district boundary constructions --- when one particularly familiarly-shaped district was compared to a salamander a respondent said "That's not a salamander, its a Gerry-mander," and the term stuck
born on 7-17-1744 in Marblehead, Massachusetts
expired 11-23-1814 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 70
lyricist/playwright  Leonard Gershe   wrote screenplays for Funny Face (1957) & Silk Stockings (1957); wrote Butterflies Are Free play & screenplay (1968/72) based upon the experiences of Harold Krents
born on 6-10-1922 in New York, New York
expired 3-9-2002 in Beverly Hills, California   age 79   cause: complications from stroke
composer  Arthur Gershwin   brother of George, Ira & Frances
born on 3-14-1900 in New York, New York
expired 11-19-1981 in New York, New York   age 81
famed Broadway and classical composer  George Gershwin   wrote Porgy and Bess (1935), Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris; received first Pulitzer prize in music for Of Thee I Sing (1931); brother of Arthur, Ira & Frances
¤born: Jacob Gershovitz 
born on 9-26-1898 in New York, New York
expired 7-11-1937 in Hollywood, California   age 38   cause: brain tumor
composer  Ira Gershwin   brother of Arthur, George & Frances
¤born: Israel Gershovitz 
born on 12-6-1896 in New York, New York
expired 8-17-1983 in Beverly Hills, California   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, JW15.4%
1980 DO, JW, RR18.8%

Ira's widow  Leonore S. Gershwin
born on 10-3-1900
expired 8-20-1991   age 90
actress  Betty Lou Gerson   narrated Cinderella (1961); voiced Cruella DeVil in 101 Dalmatians (1961)
¤Mrs. Lou Lauria 
born on 4-19-1914 in Chattanooga, Tennessee
expired 1-12-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: stroke
oscar-winning film editor  Harry W. Gerstad   won two Academy Awards for Champion (1949) & High Noon (1952; shared); also edited The Five Thousand Fingers of Dr. T (1953), Adventures of Superman tv series (1953-54; also directed 1955-57), Highway Patrol (1955; also directing) & Batman tv series
¤born: Harry Donald Gerstad 
born on 6-11-1909
expired 7-17-2002 in Palm Springs, California   age 93
Dr.  Charles W. Gerstenberg   co-founded Prentice-Hall publishing house
expired 9-15-1948 in Setauket, New York   age 66
former GM chairman/CEO (1972-74)  Richard C. Gerstenberg
born on 11-24-1909 in Little Falls, New York
expired 7-11-2002 in Paradise Valley, Arizona   age 92
attorney  Elmer H. Gertz   got Nathan Leopold parole; sucessssfully defended Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer against obscenity charges
born on 9-14-1906
expired 4-27-2000 in Chicago, Illinois   age 93
retired "composer"  Irving Gertz   scored such cinematic opuses as It Came From Outer Space (1953), The Creature Walks Among Us (1956), The Monolith Monsters (1957), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), The Deadly Mantis (1957), The Alligator People (1959), and tv episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) & Land of the Giants (1968)
born on 5-19-1915 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 11-14-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 93
1970's tennis star  Vitas Gerulaitis
born on 7-26-1954 in New York, New York
expired 9-18-1994   age 40
U.S. District judge  Gerhard Alden Gesell   issued several key Watergate rulings, tried the burglars of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office & the issued original Pentagon Papers ruling (affirmed by appeals court judge Gurfein)
born on 6-16-1910 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-19-1993   age 82
composer/lyracist  Clark Gesner   wrote music for You're A Good Man Charlie Brown off-broadway show (opened 3/7/1967); also wrote music for Captain Kangaroo show
born on 3-27-1938 in Augusta, Maine
expired 7-23-2002 in New York, New York   age 64   cause: heart attack
Aerospace Corp. inventor Dr.  Ivan Alexander Getting   conceived of the Global Positioning System (GPS)
born on 1-18-1912 in New York, New York
expired 10-11-2003 in Coronado, California   age 91
Golden Girls actress  Estelle Getty   widow of Arthur Gettleman
¤née: Scher 
born on 7-25-1923 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 7-22-2008 in Hollywood, California   age 84   cause: Lewy body disease
   Contest Selectors
2004DTM, LMLD11.1%
2005DTM, FA, MOT, PCD, WORM21.7%
   Scored 4.1002 points

AKS: Estell Estele Estel
oil billionaire  Jean Paul Getty Sr.   at one time considered the world's richest individual; wrote a series of articles for Playboy magazine (1961-63)
born on 12-15-1892 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 6-6-1976 in Sutton Place, Surrey, England   age 83   cause: heart attack
 John Paul Getty Jr.
born on 9-7-1932
expired 4-17-2003 in London, England   age 70   cause: chest infection
 John Paul (Jean) Getty III   was kidnapped back in 1973 & held for ransom (lost an ear); father of Bathazar Getty; suffered stroke that left him paralyzed & blind (1981)
born on 11-4-1956
expired 2-6-2011 in Buckinghamshire, England   age 54
   Contest Selectors

saxophone artist  Stan Getz
¤real name: Stanley Gayetzby 
born on 2-2-1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-6-1991   age 64
Carrozzeria Ghia founder  Giacinto Ghia
born on 9-18-1887 in Turin, Italy
expired 2-21-1944 in Turin, Italy   age 56
operatic bass  Nicolai Ghiarov
born on 9-13-1929 in Velingrad, Bulgaria
expired 6-2-2004 in Modena, Italy   age 74   cause: heart attack; kidney disease
to next Pope: Gregory XIIIto previous Pope: Pius IV Sainted Catholic Church leader (1566-1572)  Michele Ghisleri   elected 226th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church January 7, 1566
¤Pope Pius V 
born on 1-17-1504 in Bosco, Lombardi
expired 5-1-1572 in Rome, Italy   age 68
character actress  Alice Margaret Ghostley   won Tony Award as Best Feature Actress in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window; played bumbling housekeeper Esmeralda on Bewitched (1966-72) & Bernice on Designing Women (1987-93)
¤Mrs. Felice Orlandi 
born on 8-14-1923 in Eve, Misouri
expired 9-21-2007 in Studio City, California   age 84   cause: colon cancer; strokes
   Contest Selectors
2002 CMH9.1%

AKS: Ghostly Ghostlie
ex-Iranian foreign minister (1979-82)  Sadegh Ghotbzadeh   allegedly plotted to overthrow the Ayatollah
born on 2-11-1936 in Tehran, Iran
expired 9-15-1982 in Tehran, Iran   age 46   cause: executed; firing squad
   Contest Selectors
1980 DW, EK, HA18.8%

AKS: Goatbazadeh Goat's Bad Breath

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