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 Charles Albert Gobat   shared the second Nobel prize in peace (1902)
born on 5-21-1843 in Tramelan, Switzerland
expired 3-16-1914 in Bern, Switzerland   age 70
Nazi propaganda minister  Paul Josef Göbbels   killed the kids, dog, wife, then himself in the bunker along with his beloved Adolf
born on 10-29-1897 in Rheydt, Germany
expired 5-3-1945 in Berlin, Germany   age 47
AKS: Gobbels Goebbels Gobels Goebels
comedian  George Gobel
born on 5-20-1919 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-24-1991 in Encino, California   age 71
   Contest Selectors
1979 7.7%

playwright  Charles William Goddard   principal author of The Perils of Pauline movie serials
expired 1-11-1951 in Miami, Florida   age 71
actress  Paulette Goddard   Mrs. Charlie Chaplin (1936-42) & MRs. Erich M. Remarque (1958-70)
born on 6-3-1905 in Great Neck, New York
expired 4-23-1990 in Porto Ronco, Switzerland   age 84
pioneering rocket designer  Robert Hutchings Goddard   launched the first liquid-fueled rocket in 1926; namesake of Goddard Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama
born on 10-5-1882 in Worcester, Massachusetts
expired 8-10-1945 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 62
actor  Trevor Goddard   former boxer; had a recurring role on J.A.G. tv series
born on 10-14-1965 in Perth, Australia
expired 6-7-2003 in North Hollywood, California   age 37   cause: suicide; prescription drug overdose
Tour de France director (1947-87)  Jacques Jean François Goddet   founded sports newspaper L'Equipe (1944); his father was a co-founder of the Tour (1903)
born on 6-21-1905 in Paris, France
expired 12-15-2000 in Paris, France   age 95
mathematical logician Dr.  Kurt Gödel   known for his 1931 theorem Gödel's Proof; one of the three subjects of the book Gödel, Escher, Bach
born on 4-28-1906 in Brunn, Austria-Hungary (now Brno)
expired 1-14-1978 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 71
radio star  Arthur Michael Godfrey
born on 8-31-1903 in New York, New York
expired 3-16-1983 in New York, New York   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW, SB, VM23.1%
1980 DO, DR, JW, MM, VA31.3%

silent screen "vamp"  Dagmar Godowsky   daughter of Leopold Sr.; brother of Leopold Jr.
born on 11-24-1897
expired 2-13-1975 in New York, New York   age 77
 Frances Gershwin Godowsky   George, Ira and Arthur's little sister; wife of Leopold
born on 12-26-1906 in New York, New York
expired 1-18-1999 in New York, New York   age 92
concert pianist  Leopold Godowsky Sr.
born on 2-13-1870 in Vilnius, Lithuania
expired 11-21-1938 in New York, New York   age 68
chemist  Leopold Godowsky Jr.   co-inventor of Kodak's Kodachrome slide film (1935)
born on 5-27-1901 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-18-1983 in New York, New York   age 81
assassin  Nathuram Vinayak Godse   killer of Gandhi
born on 5-19-1910 in Baramati, Poona District, India
expired 11-15-1949   age 39   cause: hanged
emigre ballet dancer  Alexander Boris Godunov
born on 11-28-1949 in Sakhalin, Russia, USSR
expired 5-16-1995 in West Hollywood, California   age 45
telecommunications mogul  John D. "Jack" Goeken   a co-founder of MCI (1963) & Airfone; his lawsuit lead to the breakup of AT&T (before SBC started reassembling it)
born on 8-22-1930
expired 9-16-2010 in Joliet, Illinois   age 80   cause: cancer
retired Campbell's Soup Company executive  Donald Edward Goerke   creator of Spaghetti-Os & Chunky Soups
born on 8-8-1926 in Waukesha, Wisconsin
expired 1-10-2010 in Delran, Pennsylvania   age 83   cause: heart failure
screenwriter & tv producer/director  Ivan C. Goff   co-created Charlie's Angels; co-produced Mannix (1967-75; with Ben Roberts)
born on 4-17-1910 in Perth, Australia
expired 9-23-1999 in Santa Monica, California   age 89
radio comedian  Norris "Tuffy" Goff   played Abner on Lum & Abner
born on 5-30-1906 in Cove, Polk County, Arkansas
expired 6-7-1978 in Palm Desert, California   age 72   cause: complications from stroke
Rosewood (Florida) massacre survivor  Arnett Turner Goins   survived 1923 murder/destruction rampage by white mob
born on 4-18-1913
expired 3-24-2002 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 88
former Coca-Cola chairman  Robert Crispulo Goizueta   gave the world New Coke (blech)
born on 11-18-1931 in Havana, Cuba
expired 10-18-1997 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 65   cause: lung cancer
duo pianist  Arthur Gold   partnered with Robert Fizdale (1944-82)
born on 2-6-1917 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 1-3-1990 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: lung cancer
Academy Award-winning film composer  Ernest Gold   got oscar for Exodus (1960); also scored Its A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), On The Beach (1959), Judgement at Nuremburg, Ship of Fools, Inherit the Wind and The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
born on 7-13-1921 in Vienna, Austria
expired 3-17-1999 in Santa Monica, California   age 77   cause: stroke
research chemist  Harry Gold   convicted of being a courier in 1950s atomic spying case
born on 12-11-1911
expired 8-28-1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 60   cause: heart failure during heart surgery
Joe Gold when he was an active bodybuilder at Muscle Beach gym owner  Sidney "Joe" Gold   founded both Gold's Gym (1965) & World Gym (1977)
born on 3-10-1922 in East Los Angeles, California
expired 7-12-2004 in Marina del Rey, California   age 82   cause: congestive heart failure
former Justice  Arthur Joseph Goldberg   Kennedy Labor Secretary (1961-62); Supreme Court justice (1962-65); UN ambassador (1965-68)
born on 8-8-1908 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-18-1990 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 81   cause: cardiac arrest
cartoonist  Reuben Lucius "Rube" Goldberg   zany cartoonist, synonymous with anything ludicrously complicated; drew the Boob McNuttReuben Award for cartooning; won 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
born on 7-4-1883 in San Francisco, California
expired 12-7-1970 in New York, New York   age 87
surviving World War I military veteran  Samuel Goldberg   last surviving member of the U.S. Cavalry
born on 3-19-1900 in Greenville, Rhode Island
expired 12-10-2006 in Greenville, Rhode Island   age 106
juice purveryor  Hyman Golden   co-founder of the Unadulterated Food Products Co. (1972; with Leonard Marsh and Arnold Greenberg); they introduced Snapple (1980) and eventually changed the name of the company to Snapple Beverage Corporation; sold the company in the 1990s
born on 6-11-1923 in Passaic, New Jersey
expired 9-14-2008 in Great Neck, New York   age 85   cause: complications from stroke
William Golden's CBS Eye logo CBS art director  William Golden   designed the CBS Eye logo — it debuted October 20, 1951
born on 3-31-1911 in New York, New York
expired 10-23-1959 in Stony Pointe, New York   age 48
former ABC president  Leonard Harry Goldenson
born on 12-7-1905 in Scottdale, Pennsylvania
expired 12-27-1999 in Longboat Key, Florida   age 94
UCBerkeley particle physicist  Gerson Goldhaber   played a role in the discovery of the antiproton, psi & charmed quark particles; the discoverer of 'dark energy'
born on 2-20-1924 in Chemnitz, Germany
expired 7-19-2010 in Berkeley, California   age 86
nuclear/particle physicist  Maurice Goldhaber   in 1957 established that neutrinos have negative helicity (with Grodzins & Sunyar); 1998 Fermi Award winner; brother of Gerson Goldhaber
born on 4-18-1911 in Lemberg, Austria, Austro-Hungarian Empire
expired 5-11-2011 in East Setauket, Long Island, New York   age 100
author Sir  William Gerald Golding   wrote Lord of the Flies (1954); won 1983 Nobel literature prize
born on 9-19-1911 in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
expired 6-19-1993 in Perranarworthal, Wiltshire, England   age 81   cause: heart failure
marching and concert band master  Edwin Franko Goldman
born on 1-1-1878 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 2-21-1956 in New York, New York   age 78
anarchist  Emma Goldman   founder of Mother Earth magazine
born on 6-29-1869 in Kovno, Russia (now Kaunas, Lithuania)
expired 5-14-1940 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 70   cause: complications from stroke
physicist & businessman  Jacob E. "Jack" Goldman   as Xerox's chief scientist founded the Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) in 1970, hiring Dr. George Pake to run it — it came up with such innovations as ethernet, the laser printer, the Graphical User Interface (with the ubiquitous "mouse") & the ALTO personal computer; he was unable to convince the Xerox management to take advantage of everything that they had developed
born on 7-18-1921 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 12-20-2011 in Westport, Connecticut   age 90   cause: congestive heart failure
playwright  James Goldman   wrote The Lion in Winter, Follies and They Might Be Giants; brother of William
born on 6-30-1927 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-28-1998 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: heart attack
engineer  Phillip Y. Goldman   with steve Perlman & Bruce Leak founded WebTV (1995; sold to Microsoft in 1997)
born on 7-17-1964
expired 12-26-2003 in Los Altos Hills, California   age 39
march bandleader  Richard Franko Goldman
born on 12-7-1910 in New York, New York
expired 1-22-1980 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 69
classic wrong place, wrong time, murder victim, restaurant waiter  Ronald Lyle Goldman   killed by O.J. while trying to return Nicole Simpson's glasses
born on 7-2-1968 in Illinois
expired 6-12-1994 in Los Angeles, California   age 25   cause: stabbed to death
 Sylvan N. Goldman   invented the grocery shopping cart (1936)
born on 11-15-1898
expired 11-25-1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   age 86
test pattern from CBS field-sequential color television system CBS labs inventor Dr.  Peter Carl Goldmark   inventor of the 331/3 rpm long playing record (1948); developed the original U.S. color television system (Field-Sequential Scanning process) approved briefly by the FCC, then withdrawn (used later on U.S. moon shots)
born on 12-2-1906 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 12-7-1977 in Port Chester, New York   age 71   cause: car crash
Met Opera radio opera commentator (1943-90)  Boris Goldovsky
born on 6-7-1908 in Moscow, Russia
expired 2-15-2001 in Brookline, Massachusetts   age 92
 Clifford Goldsmith   created radio Aldrich Family (1938-54)
born on 3-29-1899 in Aurora, New York
expired 7-11-1971 in Tucson, Arizona   age 72
movie music composer  Jerrald K. "Jerry" Goldsmith   scored a number of Star Trek movies & tv themes
born on 2-10-1929 in Los Angeles, California
expired 7-21-2004 in Beverly Hills, California   age 75   cause: cancer
AKS: Jerrold Gerrold Gerrald
writer  Olivia Goldsmith   author of First Wives Club (1992)
¤born: Randy Goldfield
legal name: Justine Rendal 
born on --1949 in Dumont, New Jersey
expired 1-15-2004 in New York, New York   age 54   cause: heart attack; coma; elective surgery to remove loose skin under chin
furniture polish mogul  Jerome Goldstein   in 1951 his mom (Ida) bought the formula (from chemist Lee Scott) for Scott's Liquid Gold for $350
born on 9-23-1922 in Denver, Colorado
expired 1-5-2000 in Denver, Colorado   age 77   cause: large-cell lymphoma
former IBM mathematician (1958-69) Dr.  Herman Heine Goldstine   while in the U.S. Army during World War II supervised the construction of ENIAC; with von Neumann built EDVAC (1952); author of The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann (1972)
born on 9-13-1913 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-16-2004 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania   age 90
movie & tv director  James Goldstone   directed original Star Trek series second pilot Where No Man Has Gone Before; also directed The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)
born on 6-8-1931 in Los Angeles, California
expired 11-5-1999 in Shaftsbury, Vermont   age 68   cause: cancer
ex-hockey player  William A. "Bill" Goldsworthy
born on 8-24-1944 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
expired 3-29-1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 51
retired Arizona senator (1953-87)  Barry M. Goldwater Sr.   1964 Republican presidential candidate; his Vice Presidental running mate was William Miller
born on 1-1-1909 in Phoenix, Arizona
expired 5-29-1998 in Paradise Valley, Arizona   age 89
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS, HP, MM, SB30.8%
1980 DH, DR, DW, EB, MM31.3%
2002 RAVN

Archie creator  John L. Goldwater   a distant relation to senator Barry Goldwater; also created Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, et al.; artist Bob Montana drew the characters; helped form the Comics Magazine Association (president for 25 years), creator of the Comics Code Authority
born on 2-14-1906 in New York, New York
expired 2-20-1999 in New York, New York   age 93   cause: heart attack
MGM studio logo pioneering Hollywood movie producer  Samuel Goldwyn   co-founder of Paramount Pictures with Jesse Lasky and Adolph Zukor (1913); the Goldwyn in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; famous for his malapropisms (aka: Goldwynisms)
¤born: Samuel Gelbfisch
briefly renamed Samuel Goldfish
settled upon Goldwyn 
born on 8-27-1882 in Warsaw, Poland
expired 1-31-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 91
radio producer  Dan Golenpaul   created/produced original radio version of Information Please (1938-52)
born on --1900 in New York, New York
expired 2-13-1974 in New York, New York   age 73
Dr.  Camillo Golgi   his work on the structure of the nervous system garnered him a share of the 1906 Nobel prize in physiology
born on 7-7-1843 in Corteno, Brescia, Italy
expired 1-21-1926 in Pavia, Italy   age 82
prolific movie art director  Alexander Golitzen   won oscars for Phantom of the Opera (1943), Spartacus (1960) & To Kill a Mockingbird (1962); he also was art director on one of our favorites: This Island Earth (1955)
born on 2-28-1908 in Moscow, Russia
expired 7-26-2005 in San Diego, California   age 97   cause: congestive heart failure
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra conductor (1931-57)  Vladimir Golschmann
born on 12-26-1893 in Paris, France
expired 3-1-1972 in New York, New York   age 78
retired mathematician & Stanford professor  Gene Howard Golub   a co-founder of the university's computer science department (1965); did innovative work in the field of numerical analysis, specifically in matrix computations
born on 2-29-1932 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-16-2007 in Palo Alto, California   age 75   cause: acute myeloid leukemia
former Portugese president (1974-76)  Francisco da Costa Gomes
born on 6-30-1919 in Chaves, Portugal
expired 7-29-2001 in Lisbon, Portugal   age 81   cause: respiratory failure
hapless baseball club manager  Pedro W. "Preston" Gómez Martinez   was the first manager of the San Diego Padres
born on 4-20-1923 in Central Preston, Oriente Province, Cuba
expired 1-13-2009 in Fullerton, California   age 85   cause: complications from being run over by truck
AKS: Gomez
baseball pitcher (1953-62)  Ruben Gomez
born on 7-13-1927 in Arroyo, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
expired 7-26-2004 in San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico   age 77   cause: complications from kidney ailment
character actor  Thomas Gomez   played Abe Saperstein in The Harlem Globetrotters (1951), Wang Khan in The Conquerer (1956) & the minister in Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
born on 7-10-1905 in New York, New York
expired 6-18-1971 in Santa Monica, California   age 65   cause: injuries sustained in car crash
former baseball player  Vernon Louis "Lefty" Gomez
born on 11-26-1909 in Rodeo, California
expired 2-17-1989   age 79
AFL-CIO co-founder  Samuel L. Gompers   first president of AFL (1886-1924)
born on 1-27-1850 in London, England
expired 12-13-1924 in San Antonio, Texas   age 74
dull, plodding political hack  Wladyslaw Gomulka   was the Polish Communist Party leader (1956-70) until he f**ked up one too many times & was shitcanned
born on 2-6-1905 in Krosno, Poland
expired 9-1-1982 in Otwock, Poland   age 77   cause: throat cancer
character actor  Jose Gonzales-Gonzales   older brother of Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales
born on 12-7-1922 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 12-15-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: brain hemorrhage; myeloblastic anemia
former Texas representative (1961-98)  Henry Barbosa Gonzalez
born on 5-3-1916 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 11-28-2000 in San Antonio, Texas   age 84
   Contest Selectors
2000 TEX14%
   Scored 6.6000 solo points

tennis great  Pancho Gonzalez
¤real name: Richard Alonzo Gonzales 
born on 5-9-1928 in Los Angeles, California
expired 7-3-1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 67
comedic western movie actor  Ramiro "Pedro" Gonzalez Gonzalez   was "discovered" as a contestant on Groucho's game show You Bet Your Life (1953) & subsequently signed to a movie contract by John Wayne; appeared in Rio Lobo, McLintock, Chisum & Support Your Local Gunfighter
born on 5-24-1925 in Aguilares, Texas
expired 2-6-2006 in Culver City, California   age 80
Buena Vista Social Club pianist  Rubén González
born on 5-26-1919 in Santa Clara, Las Villas, Cuba
expired 12-8-2003 in Havana, Cuba   age 84   cause: kidney & lung problems
AKS: Ruben Gonzalez
statistician Dr.  Jack Good   during World War II was a code breaker at Bletchley Park, working with Alan Turing; did developmental work in Bayesian statistics; advised Stanley Kubrick about computer sentience for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
¤born: Isidor Jacob Gudak 
born on 12-9-1916 in London, England
expired 4-5-2009   age 92
 Janet K. Good   had been a friend of Dr. Kevorkian
born on 10-24-1923
expired 8-15-1997 in Farmington, Michigan   age 73   cause: suicide; pancreatic cancer
pediatrician, microbiologist & pathologist Dr.  Robert A. Good   a founder of modern immunology; performed first successful human bone marrow transplant (1968)
born on 5-21-1922 in Crosby, Minnesota
expired 6-13-2003 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 81   cause: esophageal cancer
Gumby co-creator  Ruth H. Parklander Clokey Goodell   ex-wife of Art Clokey; produced the Davy and Goliath animated show; was also a literature professor at Augstana College (Illinois)
born on 9-12-1923 in Hallock, Minnesota
expired 12-28-2008 in Los Osos, California   age 85   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
1964 CORE Freedom Summer campaigner  Andrew Goodman   murdered by Klan thugs along with James Chaney & Michael Schwerner
born on 11-23-1943 in New York, New York
expired 6-21-1964 in Neshoba County, Mississippi   age 20   cause: murdered; shot
clarinetist and big band leader  Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman   big hit: Swing, Swing, Swing
¤nickname: "The King of Swing" 
born on 5-30-1909 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-13-1986 in New York, New York   age 77
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM, MS15.4%
1980 DR, HP, MM18.8%

psychologist Dr.  Carolyn Elizabeth Goodman   mother of a slain civil rights worker Andrew Goodman; in 2005 was able to testify at the trial of Edgar Ray Killen
¤née: Drucker 
born on 10-6-1915 in Woodmere, New York
expired 8-17-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 91   cause: complications from strokes
comedienne/character actress  Dolores "Dody" Goodman   played the ditzi mother of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
born on 10-28-1914 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 6-22-2008 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 93
astrology author  Linda Goodman
born on 4-9-1925 in Parkersburg, West Virginia
expired 10-21-1995   age 70
World War I veteran  Louis Goodman
born on 1-18-1897 in Ukraine
expired 9-16-2003 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 106   cause: cancer
pharmacologist Dr.  Louis Sanford Goodman   a pioneer in ani-cancer chemotherapy
born on 8-27-1906 in Portland, Oregon
expired 11-19-2000 in Salt Lake City, Utah   age 94
Marvel Comics founder & publisher  Martin Goodman
born on 1-18-1908 in New York, New York
expired 6-6-1992 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 84
movie composer  Ronald Alfred Goodman   wrote scores for Village of the Damned (1960), Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965) & Where Eagles Dare (1968)
born on 2-17-1925 in Plymouth, Devon, England
expired 1-8-2003   age 77   cause: asthma attack
Texas death row inmate  Spencer Corey Goodman   broke the neck of Cecile Ham (7/2/91; age 39)
born on 10-28-1968
expired 1-18-2000 in Huntsville, Texas   age 31   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2000 TEX14%
   Scored 11.9000 solo points

singer/songwriter  Steven Benjamin Goodman   wrote City of New Orleans
born on 7-25-1948 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-20-1984 in Seattle, Washington   age 36   cause: kidney & liver failure; leukemia
gospel singer  Vestal Goodman   appeared (along with her husband "Happy") on the PTL Club show
¤née: Freeman 
born on 12-13-1929 in Fyffe, Alabama
expired 12-27-2003 in Celebration, Florida   age 74
retired U.S. Army General  Andrew Jackson Goodpaster   served in World War II & Vietnam; lead NATO (1969-74); was commander of West Point (1977-81)
born on 2-12-1915 in Granite City, Illinois
expired 5-16-2005 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 90   cause: prostate cancer
pathologist Dr.  Ernest William Goodpasture   developed the anti-mumps vaccine in 1931; lead to mass production of vaccines against typhus, influenza, smallpox and yellow fever
born on 10-17-1886 in Montgomery County, Tennessee
expired 9-20-1960 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 73
first Mr. America  Bert M. Goodrich
born on 12-26-1906
expired 12-7-1991   age 84
playwright  Frances Goodrich   co-wrote The Diary of Anne Frank with husband Albert Hackett; awarded 1955 Pulitzer Prize for play adaptation
born on --1891 in Belleville, New Jersey
expired 1-29-1984 in New York, New York   age 92
Its a Wonderful Life screenwriter  Marcus Aurelius Goodrich
born on 11-28-1897 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 10-20-1991 in Richmond, Virginia   age 93   cause: heart attack
game show creator/producer  Mark Goodson   partnered with Bill Todman
born on 1-24-1915 in Sacramento, California
expired 11-18-1992   age 77
Texas death row inmate  Alvin Urial Goodwin III
¤aka: number 879 
born on 12-27-1963
expired 1-18-2001 in Huntsville, Texas   age 37   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 BOD, DTM, RR, TEX50%
   Scored 9.1125 points

British tv celebrity  Jade Cerisa Lorraine "Jady" Goody   has appeared on the Big Brother tv franchise in England and India
born on 6-5-1981 in Bermondsey, London, England
expired 3-22-2009 in Upshire, Essex, England   age 27   cause: cervical cancer
   Contest Selectors
2009RAVN, RIE6.7%
   Scored 11.0500 points

record retailer  Sam Goody
born on 2-25-1904
expired 8-8-1991   age 87
rubber vulcanization process discoverer (1839)  Charles Goodyear
born on 12-29-1800 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 7-1-1860 in New York, New York   age 59
character actor  Howard Jacob Goorney   a co-founder of Theater Workshop; played Sloth (husband of Lust) in Bedazzled (1967)
born on 5-11-1921 in Manchester, England
expired 3-29-2007 in Bath, Somerset, England   age 85
AKS: Gorney
British conductor Sir  Eugene Goosens
born on 5-26-1893 in London, England
expired 6-13-1962 in Hillingdon, England   age 69
 Maria Gertrud Kate Göppert-Mayer   shared the 1963 Nobel physics prize
born on 6-28-1906 in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, Germany
expired 2-20-1972 in San Diego, California   age 65
AKS: Goeppert
Mike's mom  Maria Gorbachev
expired 4-15-1995   age 84
Mikhail's wife  Raisa Maximovna Titorenko Gorbachov
expired 9-20-1999 in Münster, Germany   age 67   cause: leukemia
actor  Bernard Gorcey   created role of Isaac Cohen in Abie's Irish Rose in 1922; father of Leo
born on 1-9-1886 in Russia
expired 9-11-1955 in Hollywood, California   age 69   cause: automobile accident
Dead End Kids and Bowery Boys actor  Leo Gorcey
born on 6-3-1915 in New York, New York
expired 6-2-1969 in Oakland, California   age 53
songwriter  Alan Lee Gordon   (with Garry Bonner) wrote "Happy Together" (1967; hit for The Turtles) & "Celebrate" (1969; hit for Three Dog Night)
born on 4-22-1944 in Natick, Massachusetts
expired 11-22-2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 64   cause: cancer
former Kidder Peabody head  Albert Hamilton Gordon   headed up the Trollop Society at one time
born on 7-21-1901 in North Scituate, Massachusetts
expired 5-1-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 107
   Contest Selectors
2007DTM3.2%
2008DTM3.1%
2009DTM3.3%
   Scored 4.3000 solo points

one-time blacklisted screenwriter  Bernard Gordon   penned screenplays for Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) Day of the Trifids (1962) & Krakatoa, East of Java (1969)
born on 10-29-1918 in New Britain, Connecticut
expired 5-11-2007 in Hollywood Hills, California   age 88   cause: bone cancer
character actor  Bruce Gordon   played Frank Nitti on The Untouchables tv series
born on 2-1-1916 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
expired 1-20-2011 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 94
saxophonist  Dexter Keith Gordon
born on 2-27-1923 in Los Angeles, California
expired 4-25-1990 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 67
actor  Gale Gordon
¤born: Charles T. Aldrich Jr. 
born on 2-2-1906 in New York, New York
expired 6-30-1995 in Escondido, California   age 89
soap opera actor  Gerald Gordon   played Dr. Nick Bellini on The Doctors (1966-76) and Dr. Mark Dante on General Hospital (1976-78 & 1982-83)
born on 7-12-1934 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-17-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 67   cause: emphysema
Chilean junta secret police head General  Humberto Gordon Rubio   under house arrest awaiting trial at time of death
born on 9-21-1927 in Santiago, Chile
expired 6-15-2000 in Santiago, Chile   age 72   cause: heart attack
writer  Irving Gordon   wrote song Unforgettable; co-wrote (with his son) Abbott and Costello's Who's On First comedy sketch
born on 2-14-1915 in New York, New York
expired 12-1-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 81
tough-guy western movie actor  Leo V. Gordon   in 1940s did four years in San Quentin for robbery
born on 12-2-1922 in New York, New York
expired 12-26-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 78
Detroit tv yakker  Louis Gordon   hosted a syndicated tv talk show from WKBD-TV (1965-77); it was on that show that presidential candidate George Romney claimed that he had been "brainwashed" in Vietnam
born on 5-17-1917
expired 5-24-1977 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan   age 60   cause: heart failure
character actor  Mark Gordon   played Chuckles the Clown in one episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973) — an episode before the character was wearing a peanut costume & was shucked-to-death by an elephant
born on 5-19-1926
expired 8-12-2010 in New York, New York   age 84
Broadway producer  Max Gordon   productions include Born Yesterday, My Sister Eileen, Junior Miss and The Solid Gold Cadillac
born on 6-28-1892 in New York, New York
expired 11-2-1978 in New York, New York   age 86   cause: heart attack
film director  Michael Gordon   directed Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1951), Pillow Talk (1959), Boys' Night Out (1962), Move Over, Darling (1963) & The Impossible Years (1968)
born on 9-6-1909 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 4-29-1993 in Century City, California   age 83
character actor  Phil Gordon   finished trying to live down having played Jasper "Jazzbo" Depew (Jethrine Beaudine's fiance) on The Beverly Hillbillies (1963)
¤real name: Phil H. Gulley 
born on 5-5-1916 in Meridian, Mississippi
expired 6-15-2010 in Mobile, Alabama   age 94
AKS: Jazbo Jazboe Jazbow Jazzboe Jazzbow
R&B singer/pianist  Rosco Gordon II
born on 4-10-1928 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 7-11-2002 in New York, New York   age 74   cause: heart attack
actress  Ruth Gordon   wife of Garson Kanin; starred in movie Harold & Maude (1971)
born on 10-30-1896 in Wollaston, Massachusetts
expired 8-28-1985 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, YJ15.4%
1980 DH, DO, DR, DW, EB, RR37.5%

engineer  William Edwin "Bill" Gordon Ph.D.   retired engineering professor of Cornell & Rice univeristies; designed the Arecibo radio telescope (1963), supervised it's construction and became it's first director
born on 1-8-1918 in Paterson, New Jersey
expired 2-16-2010 in Ithaca, New York   age 92
former Tennessee senator (1953-70)  Albert Arnold Gore Sr.   father of Clinton Vice President Al
born on 12-26-1907 in Granville, Tennessee
expired 12-5-1998 in Carthage, Tennessee   age 90
 Genevieve W. Gore   co-founder of W.L. Gore and Associates (1958); her husband invented the water-resistant fabric Gore-Tex (1976)
¤née: Walton 
born on 3-23-1913 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 1-20-2005 in Newark, Delaware   age 91
 Pauline L. Gore   widow of Al Sr.; mother of former vice president
¤née: LaFon 
born on 10-6-1912 in Palmersville, Tennesee
expired 12-15-2004 in Carthage, Tennessee   age 92
chemist  Wilbert L. Gore   co-founder of W.L. Gore and Associates (1958); inventor of Gore-Tex water-resistant fabric (1976)
born on 1-25-1912 in Meridian, Idaho
expired 7-25-1986 in Wind River Range, Wyoming   age 74   cause: heart attack
composer  Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki   his Symphony No.3, Opus 36 is title "Symphony of Sorrowful Sons" (1922)
born on 12-6-1933 in Czernica, Silesia, Poland
expired 11-12-2010 in Katowice, Poland   age 76   cause: lung infection; cardiac issues
contract bridge expert  Charles Henry Goren
born on 3-4-1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 4-3-1991 in Encino, California   age 90
The Gashlycrumb Tinies
A is for AMY who fell down the stairs
B is for BASIL assaulted by bears
C is for CLARA who wasted away
D is for DESMOND thrown out of a sleigh
E is for ERNEST who choked on a peach
F is for FANNY sucked dry by a leech
G is for GEORGE smothered under a rug
H is for HECTOR done in by a thug
I is for IDA who drowned in a lake
J is for JAMES who took lye by mistake
K is for KATE who was struck with an axe
L is for LEO who swallowed some tacks
M is for MAUD who was swept out to sea
N is for NEVILLE who died of ennui
O is for OLIVE run through with an awl
P is for PRUE trampled flat in a brawl
Q is for QUENTIN who sank in a mire
R is for RHODA consumed by a fire
S is for SUSAN who perished of fits
T is for TITUS who flew into bits
U is for UNA who slipped down a drain
V is for VICTOR squashed under a train
W is for WINNIE embedded in ice
X is for XERXES devoured by mice
Y is for YORICK whose head was knocked in
Z is for ZILLAH who drank too much gin
macabre artist & author  Edward St. John Gorey   drew artwork for the opening titles for PBS' Mystery tv series; wrote & illustrated The Gashlycrumb Tinies
¤nickname: "Ted" 
born on 2-25-1925 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-15-2000 in Hyannis, Massachusetts   age 75   cause: complications following heart attack
Italian film producer  Mario Cecchi Gori   made Mediterraneo
born on --1920 in Brescia, Lombardi, Italy
expired 11-5-1993 in Rome, Italy   age 73
 Lewis J. Gorin Jr.   founder of the Veterans of Future Wars (1936), a parody of the VFW
born on 1-14-1914
expired 1-1-1999 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 84
Herman's widow  Emmy Göring
¤born: Emmy Sonnemann 
expired 6-8-1973 in München, Germany   age 80
Nazi air minister  Hermann Wilhelm Göring   Gestapo founder, Luftwaffe chief, Hitler confidant, War Criminal; committed suicide just before he was to be hanged
born on 1-12-1893 in Rosenheim, Germany
expired 10-15-1946 in Nuremburg, Germany   age 53   cause: suicide; poison
actor  Marius Backman Goring   played Julian Craster in The Red Shoes (1948)
born on 5-23-1912 in Newport, Isle of Wight, England
expired 9-30-1998 in West Sussex, England   age 86   cause: cancer
allegedly last Gallipoli veteran  Percy Goring
born on 12-19-1894 in London, England
expired 7-27-2001 in Bunbury, Australia   age 106
Russian author  Maxim Gorky
¤born: Alekei Maksimovich Peshkov 
born on 3-28-1868 in Nizhni-Novgorod, Russia
expired 6-14-1935 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 67
Broadway/film/tv character actor  Cliff Gorman   won Tony for portraying Lenny Bruce in Broadway play (1971)
born on 10-13-1936 in New York, New York
expired 9-5-2002 in New York, New York   age 65   cause: leukemia
to next U.S. president: Arthur St.Clairto previous U.S. president: John Hancock Sixth U.S. president  Nathaniel Gorman   sixth president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation (6/6/1786-2/1/1787)
born on 5-27-1738 in Charlestown, Massachusetts
expired 6-11-1796 in Charlestown, Massachusetts   age 58
business technologist  William F. Gorog   in 1960s co-founded Data Corporation (it later bacame LexisNexis)
born on 9-2-1925 in Warren, Ohio
expired 7-14-2002 in Falls Church, Virginia   age 76   cause: lung cancer
refrigeration pioneer Dr.  John Gorrie   received a patent for a mechanical ice-making machine May 6, 1851
born on 10-3-1803 in Charleston, South Carolina
expired 6-29-1855 in Apalachicola, Florida   age 51
Riddler, comedian, impressionist, Classic Star Trek actor  Frank John Gorshin   played Cheron Commissioner Bele in Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (1969; Emmy nomination); although estranged from his wife she was at his side at the end; no word on the last whereabouts of his "paramour" (Haji)
born on 4-5-1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 5-17-2005 in Burbank, California   age 72   cause: pneumonia; lung cancer; emphysema
   Contest Selectors
2005TBC4.3%
   Scored 7.8000 solo points

AKS: Gorshen
former Australian prime minister (1968-71) Sir  John Grey Gorton
born on 9-9-1911 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
expired 5-19-2002 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 90   cause: pneumonia; respiratory failure
French cartoonist  René Goscinny   co-created Asterix the Gaul (with Alberto Udezro; 1959)
born on 8-4-1926 in Paris, France
expired 11-5-1977 in Paris, France   age 51   cause: heart attack
radio actor  Freeman Fisher Gosden   Amos Jones on Amos 'n' Andy
born on 5-5-1899 in Richmond, Virginia
expired 12-1-1982 in Los Angeles, California   age 83
country singer  Vernon Gosdin
born on 8-5-1934 in Woodland, Alabama
expired 4-28-2009 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 74   cause: complications from stroke; cancer
character actor  Maurice Gosfield   played Pvt. Doberman on the Sgt. Bilko tv series (1955-9)
born on 1-28-1913 in New York, New York
expired 10-19-1964 in Saranac Lake, New York   age 51   cause: heart failure; diabetes
Hall-of-Fame ball player  Leon Allen "Goose" Goslin
born on 10-16-1900 in Salem, New Jersey
expired 5-15-1971 in Bridgeton, New Jersey   age 70
Texas death row inmate  Cornelius Alan Goss
born on 5-24-1961
expired 2-23-2000 in Huntsville, Texas   age 38   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2000 TEX14%
   Scored 11.2000 solo points

sadistic Nazi concentration camp commandant  Amon Leopold Goth   ran the Plaszów camp in Poland where he ran into Oskar Schindler (when he wasn't 'duck hunting' the inmates)
born on 12-11-1908 in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire
expired 9-13-1946 in Krakáu, Poland   age 37   cause: executed; hanged
AKS: Goeth
philosopher & writer  Johann Wolfgang von Göthe
born on 8-28-1749 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
expired 3-22-1832 in Weimar, Germany   age 82
AKS: Gothe Goethe
former "Teflon Don"  John Joseph Gotti Jr.
born on 10-27-1940 in New York, New York
expired 6-10-2002 in Springfield, Missouri   age 61   cause: throat & brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
2000 TEX14%
2001 DTM, RR25%
2002 DTM, JL, RAVN, RR, TMTX45.5%
   Scored 6.5563 points

U.S. government bureaucrat/criminal Dr.  Sidney Gottlieb   ran the CIA's MKUltra program (1951-73), experimenting upon unwitting/unknowing victims for years with LSD and other toxic substances, knowingly violating the standards established by the United States under which Nazi doctors had been executed after the Nuremburg war crimes trials
born on 8-3-1918 in New York, New York
expired 3-7-1999 in Washington, Virginia   age 80
monologist  "Brother" Theodore Gottlieb   interned in Dachau Concentration camp (1938) until he signed over family fortune for 1 Mark; Albert Einstein arranged to get him out of Germany
born on 11-11-1906 in Düsseldorf, Germany
expired 4-5-2001 in New York, New York   age 94
19th-century composer  Louis Moreau Gottschalk
born on 5-8-1829 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 12-18-1869 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   age 40
physicist Dr.  Samuel Abraham Goudsmit   co-discoverer of the electron's spin (1925)
born on 7-11-1902 in The Hague, The Netherlands
expired 12-4-1978 in Reno, Nevada   age 76   cause: heart attack
much-honored typographer  Frederic William Goudy   created over 100 typefaces, including the ones bearing his name
born on 3-8-1865 in Bloomington, Illinois
expired 5-11-1947 in Marlboro, New York   age 82
stately character actor  Michael Roland Gough   played Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's butler in the Batman movies (1992, 1995 & 1997) and the Celestial Toymaker on Dr. Who series
born on 11-23-1915 in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya
expired 3-17-2011 in England   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO5.6%
2007DTH3.2%

1977 Reuben Award winner1959 Reuben Award winner Dick Tracy creator  Chester Gould   a two-time recipient of the Reuben Award (1959 & 1977)
born on 11-20-1900 in Pawnee, Oklahoma
expired 5-11-1985 in Woodstock, Illinois   age 84
pianist  Glenn Herbert Gould
born on 9-25-1932 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 10-5-1982 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 50
physicist Dr.  Gordon Gould   grad student of Dr. Polycarp Kusch; coined term LASER in 1957 (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)
born on 7-19-1920 in New York, New York
expired 9-16-2005 in New York, New York   age 85
actor  Harold Gould   played Rhoda's father on tv; played foaming-at-mouth studio executive in Silent Movie
¤born: Harold Vernon Goldstein 
born on 12-10-1923 in Schenectady, New York
expired 9-11-2010 in Woodland Hills, California   age 86   cause: prostate cancer
composer  Morton Gould
born on 12-10-1913 in Richmond Hill, New York
expired 2-21-1996 in Orlando, Florida   age 82
actress  Sandra Gould   second Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched (1966-72); replaced Alice Pearce in role after her death
born on 7-23-1916 in New York, New York
expired 7-20-1999 in Burbank, California   age 82   cause: stroke
Harvard biologist/evolutionist Dr.  Stephen Jay Gould
born on 9-10-1941 in New York, New York
expired 5-20-2002 in New York, New York   age 60   cause: cancer
film director & song writer  Edmund Goulding   directed Grand Hotel (1932), Dark Victory (1939), The Razor's Edge (1946), Nightmare Alley (1947) & Everybody Does It (1949)
born on 3-20-1891 in Feltham, Middlesex, England
expired 12-24-1959 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: suicide
half of the Bob and Ray comedy duo  Raymond Walter Goulding
born on 3-20-1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts
expired 3-24-1990 in Long Island, New York   age 68
actor, singer  Robert Gerard Goulet
born on 11-26-1933 in Lawrence, Massachusetts
expired 10-30-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 73   cause: interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
   Contest Selectors
2001DTM12½%
2004DTM5.6%
2005DTM4.3%

singer/bandleader  John Fred Gourrier   front man of John Fred and His Playboy Band
born on 5-8-1941 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
expired 4-15-2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 63   cause: complications following kidney transplant
   Contest Selectors
2005RAVN4.3%
   Scored 8.7000 solo points

AKS: Gourier Gorier Gorrier Goarier Goarrier
afflicted teen  Maria Alicia Gowans   suffered from progeria
born on 2-20-1970
expired 4-14-1985   age 15   cause: diseases of old age
sportscaster  Curtis Gowdy Sr.   did play-by-play for the first Super Bowl (1967) & called the famous "Heidi" game 11/12/1968 (Oakland beats the Jets with two touchdowns in the last minute of play after the network had cut away to show the kiddie movie)
born on 7-31-1919 in Green River, Wyoming
expired 2-20-2006 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 86   cause: leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2002 RAVN9.1%
2003 RAVN5.6%

Peter Gowland with his dual-lense camera system glamour photographer  Peter Andrew Gibson Gowland   had a number of uncredited roles in major movies including Citizen Kane (1941) & Joan of Arc (1948) ; photographed a number of Playboy centerfolds
born on 4-3-1916 in Hollywood, California
expired 3-17-2010 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 93   cause: complications from surgery for broken hip
   Contest Selectors
2006CSI, XXX6.7%
2009CSI, XXX6.7%
2010XXX3.7%
   Scored 5.7000 solo points

film starlet  Ruth Elizabeth "Betty" Grable   famous World War II pinup girl; married to Jackie Coogan (1937-40) & Harry James (1943-65); sang for Ted Fio Rito's big band; chain-smoked herself to death
born on 12-18-1916 in South Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-2-1973 in Santa Monica, California   age 56   cause: lung cancer
W.R. Grace Co. president (1942-92)  Joseph Peter Grace Jr.
born on 5-25-1913 in Manhasset, New York
expired 4-19-1995 in New York, New York   age 81
Doyle Dane Bernbach art director  Roy Grace   worked on memorable commercials for Alka-Seltzer ("Mamma Mia! That's a Spicy Meatball."), American Tourister (gorilla beating up bag) & Volkswagon
born on 12-5-1936 in New York, New York
expired 2-26-2003 in New York, New York   age 66   cause: prostate cancer
W.R. Grace Co. co-founder (1865)  William Russell Grace   NYC mayor (1880s)
born on 5-10-1832 in Queenstown, Ireland
expired 3-21-1904 in New York, New York   age 71
British media mogul Lord  Lew Grade
¤born: Louis Winogradsky 
born on 12-25-1906 in Tokmak, Ukraine
expired 12-13-1998 in London, England   age 91
   Contest Selectors
1980 HP6.3%

original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer  Don Grady   appeared on series as Don in its third season (1957-58); later appeared on My Three Sons tv series; brother of Lani O'Grady
¤born: Don Agrati 
born on 6-8-1944 in San Diego, California
expired 6-27-2012 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 68   cause: cancer
character actor  David Graf   played heavily-armed Officer Tackleberry in the Police Academy movies & Earhart navigator Fred Noonan on Star Trek: Voyager (1995)
born on 4-16-1950 in Lancaster, Ohio
expired 4-7-2001 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 50   cause: heart attack
obstetrician & gynecologist Dr.  Ernst Gräfenberg   his research lead to the discovery of the "urethral sponge," a zone of erogenous feeling located along the suburethral surface of the anterior vaginal wall (1944); subsequently Dr. John Perry & Beverly Whipple resurrected his work, relabeling the "sponge" as the G-Spot in his honor (1981)
born on 9-26-1881 in Adelebsen, Germany
expired 10-28-1957 in New York, New York   age 76   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
AKS: Ernest Grafenberg Graffenberg Grafenburg Graffenburg Grafinberg Graffinberg Grafinburg Graffinburg Gee G Spot Spaat
lyricist  George Graff   co-wrote When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1912)
born on 8-5-1886 in New York, New York
expired 1-24-1973 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania   age 86
Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham former Chisholm, Minnesota physician (1912-59)  Archibald Wright "Moonlight" Graham   described as "quick as a flash of moonlight"; on June 29, 1905, as a 28-year old New York Giants rookie, he replaced George Browne in right field for the last two innnings of a game with the New York Superbas; he was on deck when the game ended, his only appearance in a major league baseball game — he left the team to finish medical school 7/4/1905; brother of Frank P. Graham
¤aka: 'Doc Graham' 
born on 11-9-1876 in Fayetteville, North Carolina
expired 8-25-1965 in Chisholm, Minnesota   age 88
convicted murderess  Barbara Graham   subject of I Want to Live (1958)
born on --1923 in Oakland, California
expired 6-3-1955 in San Quentin, California   age 32   cause: executed; potassium cyanide
Michael Nesmith's mom  Bette Clair Graham   Mrs. Warren Nesmith (1941-46) & Mrs. Robert Graham (1962-75); invented Liquid Paper (1956; originally called "Mistake Out")
¤born: Bette Clair McMurry 
born on 3-23-1924 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 5-12-1980   age 56
rock promoter/Rolling Stones producer  Bill Graham
¤real name: Wolfgang Grajonca 
born on 1-8-1931 in Berlin, Germany
expired 10-25-1991 in Vallejo, California   age 60
Repertory Theater of St. Louis publicist  Bradford L. Graham   on September 10, 1999 he coined the term blogosphere in his web log
born on 11-25-1968 in New London, Missouri
expired 1-1-2010 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 41
architect  Bruce John Graham   while with the firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed Chicago's John Hancock Center (1970) & Sears (now Willis) Tower (1974)
born on 12-1-1925 in La Cumbre, Columbia
expired 3-6-2010 in Hobe Sound, FLorida   age 84   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
one-time University of North Carolina president (1930-49)  Frank Porter Graham   was appointed to fill out a term in the U.S. Senate (1949-50); brother of the 'mythical' baseball player
born on 10-14-1886 in Fayetteville, North Carolina
expired 2-16-1972 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina   age 85
NBC Peacock logo graphic artist  John J. Graham   creator of the NBC peacock logo (1956)
born on 5-8-1908 in Seattle,Washington
expired 6-12-1994   age 86
former Washington Post publisher (1973-93)  Katharine Meyer Graham
born on 6-16-1917 in New York, New York
expired 7-17-2001 in Boise, Idaho   age 84   cause: injuries suffered in fall
choreographer  Martha Graham
born on 5-11-1893 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 4-1-1991   age 97
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%
1980 EB, HP, MM18.8%

American Gothic model  Nan R. Wood Graham   sister of the artist
born on 7-19-1899
expired 12-14-1990 in Menlo Park, California   age 91
gridiron great  Otto Everett Graham Jr.   Hall-of-Fame quarterback for the Cleveland Browns (1946-55)
born on 12-6-1921 in Waukegan, Illinois
expired 12-17-2003 in Sarasota, Florida   age 82   cause: aortic aneurysm; Alzheimer's disease
comedian & writer  Ronny Graham   won a 1952 Tony for writing on show New Faces of 1952; colleague of Mel Brooks
¤real name: Ronald Montcrief Stringer 
born on 8-26-1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 7-4-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: complications from liver disease
evangelist  Ruth McCue Graham   wife of Billy Jr.
¤née: Bell 
born on 6-10-1920 in Quingjiang, China
expired 6-14-2007 in Montreat, North Carolina   age 87
   Contest Selectors
2003MB5.6%
2004LMLD5.6%
2005QKU4.3%
2006LMLD, MOT, QKU10.0%
2007AUDC, KLS, LMLD, MOT, QKU, TFM19.4%
   Scored 3.8781 points

gossip columnist  Sheilah Graham   once had an affair with F. Scott Fitzgerald
¤born: Lily Shiel
ex-Mrs. Trevor Westbrook 
born on 9-15-1904 in Leeds, England
expired 11-17-1988 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 84   cause: congestive heart failure
early American health nut  Sylvester Graham   invented the cracker that is named after him
born on 7-5-1794 in West Suffield, Connecticut
expired 9-11-1851 in Northampton, Massachusetts   age 57
ex-talk show host  Virginia Graham
¤born: Virginia Komiss 
born on 7-4-1912 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-22-1998 in New York, New York   age 86   cause: cardiac arrest
evangelist  William Franklin Graham I   father of the well-known evangelist (Jr.)
expired ??-??-1950s   age ??
   Contest Selectors
2007ADWC

jazz drummer  William James "Billy" Graham   performed with Charlie Parker
born on 11-10-1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
expired 6-6-2003 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 74
novelist  Winston Mawdsley Graham   wrote Ross Poldark (1945), Demelza (1946), Jeremy Poldark (1950) and 9 others; the books were the basis of a 1970 tv miniseries; author of Marnie
born on 6-30-1910 in Manchester, England
expired 7-9-2003 in Buxted, Sussex, England   age 93
movie actress  Gloria Grahame   played good-time girl Violet Bick in It's a Wonderful Life (1947)
¤born: Gloria Hallward 
born on 11-28-1925 in Pasadena, California
expired 10-12-1981 in New York, New York   age 55   cause: breast cancer
AKS: Graham
childrens book author  Kenneth Grahame   wrote The Wind in the Willows (1908)
born on 3-8-1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 7-6-1932 in Pangbourne, England   age 73
Australian-born composer and pianist  Percy Aldrich Grainger
born on 7-8-1882 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
expired 2-20-1961 in White Plains, New York   age 78
Texas death row inmate  Carlos Alberto Granados
¤number 999307 
born on 9-18-1970
expired 1-10-2007 in Huntsville, Texas   age 36   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2007ADWC, BOD, DFFC, DTM, JCM, KLS, OIE, PCD, QKU, RAVN, RIE, RPRM, SPIT41.9%
   Scored 8.9006 points

former U.S. Treasurer  Kathryn O'Hay Granahan   representative from Pennsylvania (1956-62)
born on 12-7-1895 in Easton, Pennsylvania
expired 7-10-1979 in Norristown, Pennsylvania   age 83
musician  John A. "Johnny" Grande   with Bill Haley & Billy Williamson formed the Saddlemen group (1949); that group became the core of The Comets for which he was pianist, accordionist & arranger
born on 1-14-1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-2-2006 in Clarkesville, Tennessee   age 76
comics artist  Charles J. "Jerry" Grandenetti   started out as an assistant to Will Eisner
born on 4-15-1926
expired 2-19-2010 in Bellport, New York   age 83
harpist  Marcel Georges Lucien Grandjany
born on 9-3-1891 in Paris, France
expired 2-24-1975 in New York, New York   age 83
movie/tv writer/producer  Bert Granet   produced Berlin Express (1948); a writer/producer of The Untouchables; as producer of Desilu Playhouse got Rod Serling script The Time Element produced - it became the "pilot" for the Twighlight Zone
born on 7-10-1910 in New York, New York
expired 11-15-2002 in Santa Monica, California   age 92   cause: injuries suffered in fall
football legend  Harold Edward "Red" Grange
¤nickname: "The Galloping Ghost
born on 6-13-1903 in Forksville, Pennsylvania
expired 1-28-1991   age 87
2003 Nobel economics co-laureate  Clive William John Granger
born on 9-4-1934 in Swansea, Wales
expired 5-27-2009 in La Jolla, California   age 74
actor  Farley Granger
born on 7-1-1925 in San Jose, California
expired 3-27-2011 in New York, New York   age 85
former (3rd) Urban League executive director  Lester Blackwell Granger
born on 9-16-1896 in Newport News, Virginia
expired 1-8-1976 in Alexandria, Virginia   age 79
"swashbuckling" actor  Stewart Granger
¤born: James Lablanche Stewart 
born on 5-6-1913 in London, England
expired 8-16-2008 in Santa Monica, California   age 95   cause: cancer
Dr.  Ragnar Arthur Granit   shared the 1967 Nobel prize in physiology for discoveries concerning physiological & chamical visual processes in the eye
born on 10-30-1900 in Helsinki, Helsinge, Finland
expired 3-12-1991 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden   age 90
retired PacBel switchboard installer  LeRoy Grannis   took up surfing at age 14, becoming a Manhattan Beach Surf Club member in 1932; was a co-founder of the Palos Verdes Surf Club (1935); became a surf photographer in 1960; a co-founder of International Surfing Magazine (1964; it later changed it's title to "Surfing"); last surfed in 2001
born on 8-12-1917 in Hermosa Beach, California
expired 2-3-2011 in Torrance, California   age 93
AKS: Granis Grannus Granus
political activist  Granny D
¤born: Ethel Doris Rollins
Mrs. Jim Haddock 
born on 1-24-1910 in Laconia, New Hampshire
expired 3-9-2010 in Dublin, New Hampshire   age 100   cause: complications from emphysema
   Contest Selectors
2006OIE3.3%
2007LMLD3.2%
2008OIE3.1%
2010OIE3.7%
   Scored 5.0000 solo points

tv producer & syndicator  Bernard Granoff   created Treasure Hunt; associated with Chuck Barris as president of Barris Industries
born on 7-10-1918
expired 4-28-1996 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 77   cause: heart attack
Life magazine photographer  Allan Grant   did last photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe (August 3, 1962) & took first pix of Marina Oswald after the JFK assassination (November 22, 1963)
born on 10-23-1919 in New York, New York
expired 2-1-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 88   cause: pneumonia; Parkinson's disease
actor  Cary Grant   father of Jennifer; ex-husband of Betsy Drake & Dyan Cannon
¤born: Archibald Alexander Leach 
born on 1-18-1904 in Bristol, Avon, England
expired 4-17-1986   age 76
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HFS, HP, SB30.8%
1980 EB, HP12.5%

hydraulic systems engineer  David Grant   Howard Hughes' co-pilot aboard the Spruce Goose (11/2/1947)
born on 5-5-1917 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 9-20-2001 in Calabasas, California   age 84
journalist  Jane Grant   co-founded The New Yorker magazine (1925)
¤real name: Jeanette Cole Grant 
born on 5-29-1892 in Joplin, Missouri
expired 3-16-1972 in Litchfield, Connecticut   age 79   cause: cancer
Disney artist/story writer  Joe Grant   designed the queen/Wicked Witch in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1933); led story development for Fantasia (1940); co-wrote Dumbo (1941); recipient of the 1996 National Cartoonist's Society Rube Award
born on 5-15-1908 in New York, New York
expired 5-6-2005 in Glendale, California   age 96   cause: heart attack
L.A. media personality  John W. "Johnny" Grant Jr.   the Chamber of Commerce named him the honorary "mayor" of Hollywood, presiding over Walk of Fame ceremonies & drug store openings; he once dated Mamie Van Doren (back when she was still a nubile teenage Joan Olander)
born on 5-9-1923 in Goldsboro, North Carolina
expired 1-8-2008 in Hollywood, California   age 84
porno actress  Shauna Grant
¤real name: Colleen Applegate
aka: "Callie Ames" 
born on 5-24-1963 in Bellflower, California
expired 3-23-1984 in Palm Springs, California   age 20   cause: suicide; gunshot
to next U.S. president: Rutherford B. Hayesto previous U.S. president: Andrew Johnson Union general and 18th U.S. president (1869-1877)  Ulysses Simpson Grant
¤born: Hiram Ulysses Grant 
born on 4-27-1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio
expired 7-23-1885 in Mount McGregor, New York   age 63   cause: cancer
department store founder  William Thomas Grant
born on 6-27-1876 in Stevensville, Pennsylvania
expired 8-6-1972 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 96   cause: heart disease
jazz impressario  Norman Granz   started the Clef, Norgran, Verve (1955) & Pablo (1974) record labels
born on 8-6-1918 in Los Angeles, California
expired 11-22-2001 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 83   cause: complications from cancer
character actor  Charles Grapewin   played Uncle Henry in The Wizard of Oz; also in The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and Jeeter Lester in Tobacco Road (1941)
born on 12-20-1869 in Xenia, Ohio
expired 2-2-1956 in Corona, California   age 86
jazz violinist  Stéphane Grappelli   member of the Hot Club Quintet
born on 1-26-1908 in Paris, France
expired 12-1-1997 in Paris, France   age 89   cause: complications after surgery
radio announcer  Earle W. Graser   second radio voice of The Lone Ranger for WXYZ in Detroit (1st; 3rd)
expired 4-8-1941 in Farmington, Michigan   age 32   cause: automobile accident
Rite-Aid founder (1962)  Alexander Grass   started company as Thrif-D-Discount Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania (name changed in 1968)
born on 8-3-1927
expired 8-27-2009 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania   age 82   cause: lung cancer
ex-Connecticut governor (1975-80)  Ella Grasso
¤born: Ella Rosa Giovianna Olivia Tambussi 
born on 5-10-1919 in Windsor Locks, Connecticut
expired 2-5-1981 in Hartford, Connecticut   age 61   cause: cancer
cartoonist  Fremont David "Dave" Graue   wrote/drew Alley Opp (1973-2001), taking over from strip's creator
born on 9-6-1926 in Oak Park, Illinois
expired 12-10-2001 in Flat Rock, North Carolina   age 75   cause: head injuries sustained in car crash
NBC radio & tv reporter (1930-73)  Benjamin Franklin Grauer   famous for covering the Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop
born on 6-2-1908 in New York, New York
expired 5-31-1977 in New York, New York   age 68   cause: heart ailment
showman  Sidney Patrick "Sid" Grauman   builder of the "Chinese Theater" that bore his name (sold it to Ted Mann); started the practice of movie stars putting their foot & hand prints in cement
born on 3-17-1879 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 3-5-1950 in Hollywood, California   age 70   cause: heart ailment
poet's muse  Beryl Antoinette Graves   widow of Robert Graves
¤née: Pritchard 
born on 2-22-1915 in London, England
expired 10-27-2003 in Deya, Majorca, Spain   age 88
former Lansing (MI) mayor (1969-81)  Gerald William Graves
born on 7-28-1923 in Alpena, Michigan
expired 4-4-2006   age 82   cause: Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%

Dallas police detective  L. C. Graves   one of Lee Harvey Oswald's escorts in the basement of the Dallas police headquarters; he wrestled the gun away from Jack Ruby after the assassination
born on 10-8-1918
expired 2-11-1995   age 76
actor  Peter Graves   brother of James Arness
¤born: Peter Aurness 
born on 3-18-1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 3-14-2010 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 83   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2000SPAM14%
2002CMH9.1%
2005SPAM4.3%
2008SPAM3.1%

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in December 1970 poet  Robert von Ranke Graves   author of I, Claudius and Claudius the God
born on 7-26-1895 in London, England
expired 12-7-1985 in Deya, Majorca, Spain   age 90
actress  Teresa Graves   started career as a singer with the Doodletown Pipers; appeared on Turn-On (1969) & Laugh-In (1969-70); starred on Get Christie Love (1974-5)
born on 1-10-1949 in Houston, Texas
expired 10-10-2002 in Hyde Park, California   age 54   cause: apartment fire
Belgian actor  Fernand Gravey   neither "lumpy" or "wavey"
¤stage name: "Gravet" 
expired 11-2-1970 in Paris, France   age 65
1950s and 60s radio talk show pioneer  Barry Gray
¤born: Bernard Yaroslaw 
born on 7-2-1916 in Red Lion, New Jersey
expired 12-21-1996 in New York, New York   age 80
actor  Charles Gray   played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
born on 8-29-1928 in Bournemouth, Dorcester, England
expired 3-7-2000 in London, England   age 71
singer  Dobie Gray   had hits with "The 'In' Crowd" (1965) & "Drift Away" (1973)
¤born: Laurence Darrow Brown «or» Leonard Victor Ainsworth 
born on 7-26-1940 in Simonton, Texas
expired 12-6-2011 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 71   cause: cancer
stage/movie musical actress  Dolores Gray
born on 6-7-1924 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-26-2002 in New York, New York   age 78   cause: heart attack
cartoonist  Harold Lincoln Gray   created the Little Orphan Annie comic strip (1924)
born on 1-20-1894 in Kankakee, Illinois
expired 5-9-1968 in La Jolla, California   age 74
computer scientist  James Nicholas Gray   received the 1998 A.M. Turing Award; disappeared while sailing between San Francisco & the Farallon Islands
born on 1-12-1944 in San Francisco, California
expired 1-28-2007 in near the Farallon Islands, eastern Pacific Ocean   age 63   cause: disappeared while boating
AKS: Jim
bandleader  Jerry Gray   wrote PEnnsylvania 6-5000 (with Carl Sigman) and String of Pearls
born on 7-3-1915 in East Boston, Massachusetts
expired 8-10-1976 in Dallas, Texas   age 61   cause: heart attack
former acting FBI head (May 1972 - April 1973)  Louis Patrick Gray
born on 7-18-1916 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-6-2005 in Atlantic Beach, Florida   age 89   cause: pancreatic cancer
one-armed St. Louis Browns outfielder (1945)  Peter Gray
¤real name: Peter Wyshner 
born on 3-7-1915 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
expired 6-30-2002 in Sheatown, Pennsylvania   age 87
actor & monologist  Spalding Gray   best known for Swimming to Cambodia; had history of depression & suicide attempts (jumping off the Staten Island Ferry)
born on 6-5-1941 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 1-10-2004 in East River, New York   age 62   cause: suicide; drowned
AKS: Spaulding Grey
singer/actress  Kathryn Grayson
¤born: Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick 
born on 2-9-1922 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
expired 2-17-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2005ADWC4.3%
2007DGW3.2%
2008DGW3.1%
2009DGW3.3%
2010DGW3.7%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

boxer  "Rocky" Graziano
¤real name: Thomas Rocco Barbella 
born on 6-7-1922 in New York, New York
expired 5-22-1990   age 69
electrical engineer  Wilson Greatbatch   with Chardack & Gage was a co-developer of one of the first implantable heart pacemakers (1960)
born on 9-6-1919 in Buffalo, New York
expired 9-27-2011 in Amherst, New York   age 92
Soviet Defense minister (1973-76) Marshall  Andrei Antonovich Grechko   became Politburo member in 1973
born on 10-17-1903 in Golodaevka, Ukraine, Russia (now Kuibyshevo)
expired 4-26-1976 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 72
dancer  José Greco I
born on 12-23-1918 in Montorio nei Frentani, Italy
expired 12-31-2000 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania   age 82   cause: heart failure
playwright  Adolph Green   collaborated with Betty Comden; winner of 5 Tony awards
born on 12-2-1914 in New York, New York
expired 10-23-2002 in New York, New York   age 87
lyracist  Bud Green   co-wrote Sentimental Journey (with Homer & Brown); also wrote The Flat Foot Floogee with the Floy Floy
born on 11-19-1897 in Austria
expired 1-2-1981 in Yonkers, New York   age 83
Texas Instruments co-founder  Cecil Howard Green
born on 8-6-1900 in Manchester, England
expired 4-12-2003 in La Jolla, California   age 102
   Contest Selectors
2003TMTX5.6%
   Scored 4.8000 solo points

former All-American Girl's Professional Baseball League catcher  Dorothy M. "Dottie" Green   played for the Rockford Peaches (1943-47); the character Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own (1992) was partly based upon her
born on 4-30-1921 in Natick, Massachusetts
expired 10-29-1992 in Natick, Massachusetts   age 71
former Michigan governor (1927-31)  Fred Warren Green   assisted in rescue efforts following the Bath School bombing
born on 10-19-1871 in Manistee, Michigan
expired 11-30-1936 in Munising, Michigan   age 65   cause: heart attack
film cinematographer & director  Guy Green   won cinematography oscar for Great Expectations (1946); a co-founder of the British Society of Cinematographers (1949); directed A Patch of Blue (1965)
born on 11-5-1913 in Frome, Somerset, England
expired 9-15-2005 in Beverly Hills, California   age 91   cause: heart & kidney failure
 Irving "Irvin" Green   a co-founder of Mercury Records (1944) and the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America; 1952)
born on 2-6-1916 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 7-1-2006 in Palm Springs, California   age 90
actress/writer  Mary Green
born on 4-4-1910
expired 12-16-1992   age 82
former slave  Nancy Green   portrayed first living trademark, Aunt Jemima (1893-1923)
born on --1834 in Montgomery County, Kentucky
expired 9-24-1923 in Chicago, Illinois   age 89   cause: struck by automobile
pinup model  Phyllis Pamela Green   played Milly the model in Peeping Tom (1960) and Paula in Naked as Nature Intended (1961)
¤called "The British Bettie Page
born on 3-28-1929 in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England
expired 5-7-2010   age 81
   Contest Selectors
2006XXX3.3%

former Detroit Tiger great  Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg
born on 1-1-1911 in New York, New York
expired 9-14-1994   age 83
New York Pro Musica Antiqua co-founder (1952)  Noah Greenberg   his mother died when informed of his death
born on 4-9-1919 in New York, New York
expired 1-9-1966 in New York, New York   age 46   cause: heart attack
screenwriter  Stanley R. Greenberg   for tv wrote The Missles of October & Pueblo (1973); shared a Nebula Award for his screenplay of Soylent Green (1973)
born on 9-3-1927 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-25-2002 in Kensington, California   age 74   cause: brain cancer
Emmy-winning tv director  David Greene   directed Rich Man, Poor Man & 1st the episode of Roots
¤born: David Brian Green 
born on 2-28-1921 in Manchester, England
expired 4-7-2003 in Ojai, California   age 82   cause: pancreatic cancer
Guinness Book geezer  Ettie Mae Greene
born on 9-8-1877
expired 2-26-1992   age 114
novelist  Graham Greene   wrote The Third Man
born on 10-2-1904 in Berkhampstead, England
expired 4-3-1991 in Vevay, Switzerland   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

pinheaded Federal judge  Harold H. Greene   forced the breakup of the Bell System (AT&T) in 1984 under the premise that it would foster "competition" and lower prices .... yeah, right; this guy's headed for the seventh circle of hell
¤born: Heinz Gruenhaus 
born on 2-6-1923 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
expired 1-29-2000 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 76   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
actor  Lorne Greene   played Ben Cartright on Bonanza
born on 2-12-1915 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
expired 9-11-1987 in Santa Monica, California   age 72
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%
1980 MM6.3%

actor  Richard Greene   had title role in 1950s Adventures of Robin Hood tv series
born on 8-25-1918 in Plymouth, Devon, England
expired 6-1-1985 in Norfolk, England   age 66   cause: cardiac arrest
announcer  David Greenspan   offscreen narrator of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
¤aka: David Perry 
born on 4-4-1923
expired 12-28-1991   age 68
astrophysicist  Jesse Leonard Greenstein   did pioneering work on quasars
born on 10-15-1909 in New York, New York
expired 10-21-2002 in Arcadia, California   age 93
 Joseph L. Greenstein   5-foot 4-inch vaudeville strong man
¤aka: "The Mighty Atom
born on 7-15-1892 in Suvalk, Poland
expired 10-8-1977 in New York, New York   age 85
portly character actor  Sydney Greenstreet   played Kasper Guttman in The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Señor Ferrari in Casablanca
born on 12-27-1879 in Sandwich, Kent, England
expired 1-8-1954 in Hollywood, California   age 74
songwriter/record producer  Eleanor Louise "Ellie" Greenwich   with ex-husband co-wrote many rock hits, including "Da Doo Ron Ron", "River Deep, Mountain High", "Chapel of Love" & "Be My Baby"
born on 10-23-1940 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 8-26-2009 in New York, New York   age 68   cause: heart attack; pneumonia
film noir actress  Jane Greer   played Kathie Moffatt in Out of the Past (1947) & Joan Graham in The Big Steal (1949)
¤born: Bettejane Greer 
born on 9-9-1924 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 8-24-2001 in Bel Air, California   age 76   cause: cancer
 William Greer   driver of the limousine in which JFK was assassinated
born on 9-22-1909 in County Tyrone, Ireland
expired 2-23-1985 in Waynesville, North Carolina   age 75   cause: colon cancer
character actor  William Robert "Dabbs" Greer   played Rev. Robert Alden on Little House on the Prairie; "Dabbs" was his mother's maiden name — he took it as his stage name
born on 4-2-1917 in Fairview, Missouri
expired 4-28-2007 in Pasadena, California   age 90   cause: kidney and heart disease
   Contest Selectors
2006TFM3.3%
2007TFM3.2%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

AKS: Dabs
 John Robert Gregg   invented the shorthand system that bears his name
born on 6-17-1867 in Rockcorry, Ireland
expired 2-23-1948 in New York, New York   age 80
former Ford auto designer (1931-43)  Eugene T. Gregorie   designed the Lincoln Zephyr (1936), the Lincoln Continental (1939) & the 1949 Mercury
born on 10-12-1908
expired 12-1-2002 in Saint Augustine, Florida   age 94
character actor  James Gregory   played Senator Iselin in The Manchiurian Candidate (1962) & inspector Lugar on Barney Miller tv series
born on 12-23-1911 in New York, New York
expired 9-16-2002 in Sedona, Arizona   age 90   cause: "natural causes"
one-term Iowa congressman (1965-66)  Stanley Lloyd Greigg   as a Democratic National Committee deputy chairman signed the criminal complaint in the Watergate breakin (6-17-1972)
born on 5-7-1931 in Ireton, Iowa
expired 6-13-2002 in Salem, Virginia   age 71   cause: heart attack
AKS: Greig
outdoorsman  Claude Hamilton "Grits" Gresham Jr.   was a field producer & host for The American Sportsman on ABC; for 26 years was the shooting editor of Sports Afield magazine; appeared in a number of Miller Lite beer commercials
born on 6-21-1922 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina
expired 2-18-2008 in Natchitoches, Louisiana   age 86   cause: pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
western author  Pearl "Zane" Grey   titles include: West of the Pecos and Riders of the Purple Sage
born on 1-31-1872 in Zanesville, Ohio
expired 10-23-1939 in Altadena, California   age 67
actress  Virginia Grey   a young Gloria Swanson was one of her babysitters; her big role: Evangeline "Little Eva" St, Claire in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927)
born on 3-22-1917 in Los Angeles, California
expired 7-31-2004 in Woodland Hills, California   age 87   cause: heart failure
Texas death row inmate  Timothy Lane Gribble   raped, robbed & strangled Elizabeth Jones
born on 8-27-1963
expired 3-15-2000 in Huntsville, Texas   age 36   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2000 TEX14%
   Scored 11.4000 solo points

Ringling Brothers circus clown  Otto Griebling
born on 4-28-1896 in Germany
expired 4-19-1972 in New York, New York   age 75
pioneering film maker  John Grierson   coined the word "documentary"; helped create Canada's National Film Board
born on 2-26-1898 in Kilmadock, England
expired 2-19-1972 in Bath, Somerset, England   age 73
tv/movie writer/director  Thomas S. Gries   wrote/directed Will Penny (1968); directed EarthII (1971) & Helter Skelter (1976); produced Donovan's Brain (1953); father of actor Jonathan Gries
born on 12-20-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-3-1977 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 54   cause: heart attack
to next U.S. president: George Washingtonto previous U.S. president: Arthur St.Clair Eighth U.S. president  Cyrus Griffin   eighth (and last) president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation (1/22/1788-4/30/1789)
born on 7-16-1748 in Farnham, Virginia
expired 12-14-1810 in Yorktown, Virginia   age 62
screenwriter  Eleanore Griffin   co-wrote screenplay for 1938's Boys Town
born on 4-29-1904 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 7-25-1995 in Woodland Hills, California   age 91
jazz tenor-saxophonist  John Arnold "Johhny Griffin III
born on 4-24-1928 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-25-2008 in Availles-Limouzine, France   age 80
author  John Howard Griffin Sr.   wrote Black Like Me (1961)
born on 6-16-1920 in Dallas, Texas
expired 9-9-1980 in Fort Worth, Texas   age 60   cause: complications from diabetes
game show creator & resort owner  Mervyn Edward Griffin   had hit singing I've Got A Love-a-lee Bunch of Coconuts; created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
born on 7-6-1925 in San Mateo, California
expired 8-12-2007   age 82   cause: prostate cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005GHG4.3%
2006GHG3.3%
2007BONY3.2%
   Scored 6.8000 solo points

former Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins owner  Calvin Griffith   at end of 1960 season moved the Senators from Washington D.C. to Minneapolis
¤born: Calvin Robertson 
born on 12-1-1911 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 10-20-1999 in Melbourne, Florida   age 87   cause: kidney infection/renal failure
screenwriter  Charles B. Griffith   wrote a lot of scripts for Roger Corman: Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957), A Bucket of Blood, Wild Angels & Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
born on 9-23-1930 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-28-2007 in San Diego, California   age 77
legendary film producer and director  David Lewelyn Wark Griffith   made Birth of A Nation, Intolerance, America and others; in 1920 co-founded United Artists studio with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and William S. Hart
born on 1-22-1875 in Floydsfork, Kentucky
expired 7-23-1948 in Hollywood, California   age 73   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
character actor  Hugh Griffith   played Sheik Ilderim in Ben Hur (1959; Best Supporting actor oscar) & Squire Western in Tom Jones (1963)
¤born: Marian Gilas 
born on 5-30-1912 in Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom
expired 5-14-1980 in London, England   age 67
actor & documentarian  Kenneth Griffith   appeared in the final episode of The Prisoner as The President
¤born: Kenneth Griffiths 
born on 10-12-1921 in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, England
expired 6-25-2006 in London. England   age 84
The Quarrymen - from left: Colin Hanton, Paul McCartney, Len Garry, John Lennon && Eric Griffiths (10/14/1957) former rock/skiffle band guitarist  Eric Griffiths   was a founding member of The Quarrymen, a band that featured Griffiths, Colin Hanton, Paul McCartney, Len Garry, John Lennon and others; the band eventually evolved into The Beatles several years after Griffiths left the group; he went on to the Merchant Marine, then the British prison system as a service manager & finally ran a dry cleaning establishment
born on 10-31-1940 in Denbigh, Wales
expired 1-29-2005 in Edinburgh, Scotland   age 64   cause: pancreatic cancer
former Congresswoman (1955-74), Judge & Michigan Lt. Governor (1983-90)  Martha Edna Griffiths   dumped from re-election ticket by James Blanchard
¤née: Wright 
born on 1-29-1912 in Pierce City, Missouri
expired 4-22-2003 in Armada, Michigan   age 91
soda pop inventor  Charles Leiper Griggs   formulated the Howdy orange drink and something that he initially called "Bib-label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda" (in October 1929); eventually the name got shortened to a more manageable "7Up"
born on --1868 in Prince's Branch, Missouri
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
Shuttle STS-51--D astronaut  Stanley David Griggs
born on 9-7-1939 in Portland, Oregon
expired 6-17-1989 in Earle, Arkansas   age 49   cause: training mission plane crash
chemist  François Auguste Victor Grignard   shared the 1912 Nobel Chemistry prize
born on 5-6-1871 in Cherbourg, France
expired 12-13-1935 in Lyon, France   age 64
AKS: Francois
quack psychiatrist Dr.  James P. Grigson Jr.   testified over 150 times on behalf of the State of Texas in capital murder cases; expelled from the American Psychiatric Association for predicting the future behavior of individuals without ever having examined them; filmmaker Errol Morris was going to include him in a film & stumbled across one of Grigson's victims — death row inmate Randal Adams; Morris made the film about him instead (The Thin Blue Line; 1988)
¤aka: "Dr. Death" 
born on 1-30-1932
expired 6-13-2004   age 72   cause: lung cancer
former Grass Roots lead singer  Robert Frank Grill   performed on "Midnight Confessions", "The River is Wide" & "Temptation Eyes" (amongst others)
born on 11-30-1943 in Los Angeles, California
expired 7-11-2011 in Orlando, Florida   age 67   cause: coma; a fall; stroke
Princess  Antoinette Louise Alberte Suzanne de Grimaldi   sister of Prince Rainier III
¤Baroness of Massy 
born on 12-28-1920 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 3-18-2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2007KLS3.2%
2008KLS3.1%
2009KLS3.3%
2010KLS3.7%

AKS: Alberta
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in January 1966 Princess  Grace Patricia (Kelly) Grimaldi   wife of Prince Rainier of Monacco; mother of Princesses Caroline and Stephanie
born on 11-12-1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 9-14-1982 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 52   cause: removal from life support; brain death; strokes
Rainier and Grace on their wedding day Prince  Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand de Grimaldi III   ruler of Monacco since 1949; widower of Princess Grace; father of Prince Albert & Princesses Caroline and Stephanie
born on 5-31-1923 in Monte Carlo, Monaco
expired 4-6-2005 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 81   cause: heart, lung & kidney failure
   Contest Selectors
2000 KLS14%
2001DTM, KLS25%
2002 JAC9.1%
2003KLS, MB, PCD, RAVN, TMTX27.8%
2004KLS, LMLD, PCD, RAVN, RR27.8%
2005KLS, PCD, RAVN, WORM17.4%
   Scored 4.7125 points

philologist & folklorist  Jakob Ludwig Grimm   co-published the story collection Children's and Household Tales (1812)
¤one of the Brothers Grimm 
born on 1-4-1785 in Hanau, Hesse, Germany
expired 9-20-1863 in Berlin, Germany   age 78
philologist & folklorist  Wilhelm Karl Grimm   co-published the story collection Children's and Household Tales (1812)
¤one of the Brothers Grimm 
born on 2-24-1786 in Hanau, Hesse, Germany
expired 12-16-1859 in Berlin, Germany   age 73   cause: infection
Sussex University electrical engineering professor  Richard Lawrence Grimsdale   built world's first transistorized computer
born on 9-18-1929 in Australia
expired 12-6-2005 in Brighton, Sussex, England   age 76   cause: heart infection
electronics engineer  Victor H. Grinich   after leaving Shockley Semiconductor Labs co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor (1957) with Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, Jean Hoerni, Eugene Kleiner, Jay Last & Sheldon Roberts (the "Traitorous Eight")
¤born: Victor Grgurinovich 
born on 11-26-1924
expired 11-4-2000 in Mountain View, California   age 75   cause: prostate cancer
Russian Olympic skating medalist  Sergei Grinkov
born on 2-4-1967 in Moscow, Russia, USSR
expired 11-20-1995 in Lake Placid, New York   age 28   cause: heart attack
Liberty Bell 7, Gemini 3 and Apollo 1 astronaut  Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom   second American in space; died on launching pad during a systems test
born on 4-3-1926 in Mitchell, Indiana
expired 1-27-1967 in Cape Canaveral, Florida   age 40   cause: flash fire in capsule
Connecticut Planned Parenthood League director  Estelle T. Griswold   convicted of violating 1879 law against use of contraceptives; in Griswold v. Connecticut the Supreme Court struck down the law (7-2; June 7, 1965), establishing a "right of privacy" for married couples
born on 6-8-1900
expired 8-13-1981 in Fort Myers, Florida   age 81
AKS: Griswald
retired University of Arizona professor  Ralph E. Griswold   co-creator of the SNOBOL computer programming language (1963)
born on 5-19-1934 in Modesto, California
expired 10-4-2006 in Tucson, Arizona   age 72   cause: pancreatic cancer
actor  George Cooper Grizzard Jr.
born on 4-1-1928 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
expired 10-2-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 79   cause: complications from lung cancer
author  Lewis M. Grizzard Jr.
born on 10-20-1946 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 3-20-1994 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 47
professional ice skater  Werner Fritz Groebli   first half of the skating duo "Frick and Frack" (with Hans Mauch; 1939-53)
born on 4-21-1915 in Basel, Switzerland
expired 4-14-2008 in Zollikerberg, Zurich, Switzerland   age 92   cause: complications from broken leg
   Contest Selectors
2006MOT3.3%
2007MOT3.2%
2008MORB3.1%
   Scored 5.8000 solo points

filmmaker, ad man, father of Matt  Homer P. Groening   eponymous inspiration for Homer Simpson
born on 12-30-1919
expired 3-15-1996   age 76
classical/jazz composer  Ferdinand Rudolf "Ferde" von Grofe   colaborated with Paul Whiteman (1919-33); arranged and orchestrated Rhapsody in Blue for George Gershwin; wrote Grand Canyon Suite (1931) and Mississippi Suite
born on 3-27-1892 in New York, New York
expired 4-3-1972 in Santa Monica, California   age 80   cause: strokes
actor  David Lawrence Groh   played Rhoda Morgenstern's husband Joe Gerard on the Rhoda spinoff sitcom
born on 5-21-1939 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 2-12-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: kidney cancer
Soviet foreign minister  Andre Gromyko
expired 7-2-1989   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%
1980 MM6.3%

modern architect and designer  Walter Adolf Gropius   founded the Bauhaus school of design and architecture
born on 5-18-1883 in Berlin, Germany
expired 7-5-1969 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 86
current oldest ex-major league baseball player  Howard Hoffman "Howdy" Groskloss   took the field in 44 games as a second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates (6/23/1930-9/25/1932)
born on 4-9-1906 in Sheradan, Pennsylvania
expired 7-15-2006 in Vero Beach, Florida   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2006OIE, WEP6.7%
   Scored 3.7500 points

AKS: Grosskloss Grossklos Grosklos
radio-frequency transmission inventor  Al Gross   invented the walkie-talkie (1938); Chester Gould used his concepts to create Dick Tracey's wrist radio; in 1958 received FCC type approval for 27MHz Citizens Band radio tramission/reception equipment
¤ham call sign: F8PAL
CB Handle: Phineas Thaddeus Veeblefetzer 
born on 2-22-1918 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 12-21-2000 in Sun City, Arizona   age 82
Gross Telecasting founder  Harold F. "Hal" Gross
born on 7-15-1901
expired 4-7-2002 in Pleasant Valley, Arizona   age 100
   Contest Selectors
1980 MM, RR12.5%

Austrian Nazi doctor  Heinrich Gross   eugenecist who was responsible for the murder of hundreds of children during World War II while at the Am Spiegelgrund Clinic, extracting their brains in the name of "research" ; subject of a 2004 documentary Gray Matter
born on --1914
expired 12-15-2005 in Vienna, Austria   age 91   cause: dementia
   Contest Selectors
2005RR4.3%
   Scored 5.9000 solo points

former SNL comedienne  Marjorie Gross
born on 4-18-1956
expired 6-7-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 40   cause: cancer
Catskill Mountain hotel and country club co-founder  Jennie Grossinger
born on 6-16-1892 in Galicia, Austria
expired 11-20-1972 in Sullivan County, New York   age 80
Catskill Mountain hotel and country club co-founder (1914)  Malka Grossinger
expired 8-16-1952 in Grossinger, New York   age 81
Historical Marker commemorating first pro football game (click marker for closeup view) former Clinton County (MI) farm boy  Leo J. Grove   organized what turned out to be the first professional football game in the U.S., played in Shepardsville, Michigan, on July 4, 1895 (the second being played in Latrobe, PA almost two months later).
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
1920's star Philadelphia Athletics pitcher  Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove   winner of 300 games
born on 3-6-1900 in Lonaconing, Maryland
expired 5-22-1975 in Norwalk, Ohio   age 75   cause: heart attack
Lt.General  Leslie Richard Groves   head of the Manhattan District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; built the Pentagon; directed the World War II A-bomb project (Manhattan Project)
born on 8-17-1896 in Albany, New York
expired 7-13-1970 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 73   cause: heart attack
Cleveland Browns lineman & placekicker (1946-67)  Louis R. "the toe" Groza
born on 1-25-1924 in Martin's Ferry, Ohio
expired 11-29-2000 in Middleburgh Heights, Ohio   age 76   cause: heart attack; Parkinson's disease
Hindenburg survivor  Alfred Groezinger   cook aboard the Hindenburg
born on 1-21-1916
expired 12-24-2002 in Friedrichshafen, Germany   age 85
fireworks manufacturer  Felix Grucci Sr.
born on 5-28-1905 in New York, New York
expired 1-8-1993   age 87   cause: Alzheimer's disease
cloying cartoonist  John Barton "Johnny" Gruelle   created Ragedy Ann (1918) & Ragedy Andy (1920)
born on 12-24-1880 in Arcola, Illinois
expired 1-9-1938 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 57
former Alaska senator (1958-68)  Ernest Gruening   Alaska territorial governor (1939-53); one of two senators to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (they contended that it was unconstitutional) 8/8/1964
born on 2-6-1887 in New York, New York
expired 6-26-1974 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 87   cause: cancer
Another SFBMoFo war criminal  Radislav P. Grujičić
¤aka: Marko Jankovic 
born on --1911 in Serbia
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
AKS: Grujicic
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. co-founder (1930)  Leroy Randle Grumman   aircraft designer
born on 1-14-1895 in Huntington, New York
expired 10-4-1982 in Manhasset, New York   age 87
former Time Magazine editor  Henry Anatole Grunwald
born on 12-3-1922 in Vienna, Austria
expired 2-26-2005 in New York, New York   age 82   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2005QKU4.3%
   Scored 6.8000 solo points


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