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actor & songwriter  Paul Jabara
born on 1-31-1948 in New York, New York
expired 9-30-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 44   cause: lymphoma; AIDS
to next U.S. president: Martin Van Burento previous U.S. president: John Quincy Adams 7th U.S. president (1829-37)  Andrew Jackson   hero of War of 1812 at the Battle of New Orleans
¤"Old Hickory" 
born on 3-15-1767 in Waxhaw, South Carolina
expired 6-8-1845 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 78
minister & 1950s game show contestant  Charles E. "Stoney" Jackson   blew the whistle on several rigged game shows ($64,000 Question and $64,000 Challenge), claiming that he got the answers in advance
born on 12-4-1913
expired 3-24-2002 in Denver, Colorado   age 88   cause: renal failure
comic  Eddie Jackson   long-time stage partner of Jimmy Durante
born on 2-19-1896
expired 7-16-1980 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: complications from stroke
child/adult actor  Eugene Walker Jackson Jr.   played Farina's older brother Pineapple in silent Our Gang comedies; also did some Buster Brown comedies; played Uncle Lou on Julia tv series
born on 12-25-1916 in Buffalo, New York
expired 10-26-2001 in Compton, California   age 84   cause: heart attack
one-time actress turned producer  Gail Patrick Jackson   co-founded Paisano Productions (1957) to produce the Perry Mason tv series
¤real name: Margaret LaVelle Fitzpatrick 
born on 6-20-1911 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 7-6-1980 in Hollywood, California   age 69   cause: leukemia
former Motown president  George Jackson   producer of Malcolm & Eddie tv series
born on 1-6-1958 in New York, New York
expired 2-14-2000 in New York, New York   age 42
actor  Gordon Cameron Jackson   played butler Hudson on Upstairs, Downstairs tv series (1970-75)
born on 12-19-1923 in Glasgow, Scotland
expired 1-14-1990 in London, England   age 66
Ed Clark's famous photo of Graham Jackson's accordion tribute to FDR; he played `Goin Home' former Coast Guard chief petty officer  Graham Washington Jackson   as a recruiter in Marietta, Georgia would play piano & accordion for FDR while he was visiting Warm Springs, Georgia; a famous picture of him playing his accordion after FDR's death was published in the April 17, 1945 edition of Life Magazine; Jackson played Goin' Home
born on 2-22-1903
expired 1-15-1983 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 79
jazz bassist  Grieg Steward "Chubby" Jackson
born on 10-25-1918 in New York, New York
expired 10-1-2003 in Rancho Bernardo, California   age 84
Washington senator (1953-83)  Henry Martin Jackson
born on 5-31-1912 in Everett, Washington
expired 9-1-1983   age 71
adventursome doctor  Horatio Nelson Jackson   with mechanic Sewall K. Crocker was the first to drive across the US (San Francisco to New York City May 23 thru July 26, 1903) — they rode in a used 1903 Winton; after serving in World War I was a co-founder of the American Legion
born on --1872 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 1-14-1955 in Burlington, Vermont   age 82
to May 1989 Playmate of Monthto March 1989 Playmate of Month Playboy April 1989 Playmate of Month  Jennifer Lyn Jackson   on 3-21-2005 was arrested in Westlake, Ohio for the Feb. 10th, 2005 burglary of a house trailer where $600+ worth of power tools were stolen (charges dropped when victim failed to appear in court); on 6-30-2007 was arrested in Oberlin, Ohio charged with petty theft, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia & DUI; on 7-20-07 arrested again for "disorderly intoxication" outside her trailer in Westlake, Ohio
¤Mrs. James Thompson 
born on 3-21-1969 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 1-22-2010 in Westlake, Ohio   age 40   cause: drug overdose
military veteran, farm laborer & church deacon  Jimmie Lee Jackson   shot while protecting his mother from assault by a rogue cop during a extremely violent police riot
born on 12-16-1938 in Marion, Alabama
expired 2-26-1965 in Selma, Alabama   age 26   cause: murdered; gunshot wounds; police riot beating
rock-radio personality  John J. Jackson   one of the first MTV vj's from 1981-86 (along with Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter & Martha Quinn)
born on 4-18-1941
expired 3-17-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 62   cause: heart attack
Chicago White Sox baseball great  Joseph Jackson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson   barred from baseball for life by Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis for his "role" in the 1919 Black Sox scandal even though there was no evidence that he participated in the plot; belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame
born on 7-16-1888 in Brandon Mills, South Carolina
expired 12-5-1951 in Greenville, South Carolina   age 64
former Ford executive (1950-83)  Levi Alexander Jackson   captain of 1948 Yale football team
born on 8-22-1926
expired 12-7-2000 in Detroit, Michigan   age 74   cause: congestive heart failure
gospel singer  Mahalia Jackson
born on 10-25-1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 1-27-1972 in Evergreen Park, Illinois   age 70   cause: heart seizure
former Atlanta, Georgia mayor (1974-82, 1990-94)  Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr.
born on 3-23-1938 in Dallas, Texas
expired 6-23-2003 in Arlington, Virginia   age 65   cause: heart attack; diabetes
beer & whiskey authority  Michael Jackson   author of The World Guide to Beer (1977); has written on the subject for Playboy, Esquire, GQ, National Georgraphic & Wine Spectator
¤aka: "The Beer Hunter
born on 3-27-1942 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
expired 8-30-2007 in London, England   age 65   cause: heart attack; complications from Parkinson's disease; diabetes
Another SFBMoFo accused pervert  Michael Joseph Jackson Sr.   acquitted on all charges of molesting children (If the rubbers don't fit, you must acquit!)
born on 8-29-1958 in Gary, Indiana
expired 6-25-2009 in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California   age 50   cause: acute propofol intoxication; benzodiazepin; Lorazepam, Midazolam, Diazopam, Lidocaine, ephedrine, Sominex, Rettsin, Serutan, Geritol, Preparation H, spermicidal jelly, laetril, ...
   Contest Selectors
2000 BOD14%
2003ANG, KLS, TMTX16.7%
2004ANG, BOD, KLS, TAP22.2%
2005BOD, KLS, SPIT13.0%
2006BOD, BONY, TWOS10.0%
2007BOD, RPRM6.5%
2008BOD, TWOS6.3%
2009BOD, GAS, MoFa, MORB, TWOS16.7%
   Scored 7.6563 points

jazz vibraphone artist  Milton Jackson   founding member of the Modern Jazz Quartet (1952-95)
born on 1-1-1923 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 10-9-1999 in New York, New York   age 76   cause: liver cancer
R&B singer  Pervis Jackson   sang bass for The Spinners
born on 5-17-1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 8-18-2008 in Detroit, Michigan   age 70   cause: cancer
Confederate general  Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
born on 1-21-1824 in Clarksburg, Virgina (now West Virginia)
expired 5-10-1863 in Guinea Station, Virginia   age 39   cause: friendly fire at Battle of Chancelorsville
Texas death row inmate  Tommy Ray Jackson   condemned for the 1983 robbery/murder of 24-year-old college student Rosalind Robison
born on 11-15-1956
expired 5-4-2000 in Huntsville, Texas   age 43   cause: executed; lethal injection
Searchers bass player/singer  Tony Jackson   played on their biggest hit Needles and Pins
born on 7-16-1940 in Dingwall, England
expired 8-18-2003 in Nottingham, England   age 63   cause: cirrhosis of liver; arthritis
Disney animation director  Wilfred Jackson   directed cartoon portions of Song of the South (1946; live-action portion directed by Harvey Foster)
born on 1-24-1906 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-7-1988 in Balboa Island, California   age 82
actor  Lou Jacobi   his first Broadway role was Mr. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank (1955); reprised the role in the movie adaptation (1959); also, he played the bartender in Irma La Douce (1963)
¤born: Louis Harold Jacobovitch 
born on 12-28-1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 10-23-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2008NFG, PCD6.3%
2009NFG, PCD6.7%
   Scored 4.2500 points

movie producer  Arthur P. Jacobs   made the Planet of the Apes movies; husband of Natalie Trundy
born on 3-7-1922 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-27-1973 in Beverly Hills, California   age 51   cause: heart attack
Cleveland Indians co-owner  David H. Jacobs
born on 5-4-1921
expired 9-17-1992   age 71
geezer  Dora Jacobs
born on 5-6-1880 in Eastern Cape, South Africa
expired 1-19-2003 in Johannesburg, South Africa   age 122
death row inmate  Jesse Jacobs
expired 1-4-1995 in Huntsville, Texas   age 36   cause: executed; lethal injection
announcer  John "Johnny" Jacobs
born on 6-22-1916
expired 2-8-1982   age 65
film historian  Lewis Jacobs   also produced documentaries
born on --1904
expired 2-11-1997 in Manhasset, Long Island, New York   age 92
Ringling Bros. Circus master clown  Lou Jacobs
¤born: Johann Ludwig Jacob 
born on --1903 in Bremerhaven, Germany
expired 9-13-1992 in Sarasota, Florida   age 89   cause: heart failure
mammary holster designer  Mary Phelps Jacobs   coined name brassiere for her February, 1914 invention, U.S. Patent (#1,115,674), based upon a previous invention; she sold the rights to Warner Brothers Corset Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut for $1,500
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
Lou Lowery's photo of the first flagraising atop Mt. Suribachi, with Pfc. Jacobs in the right foreground with radio on his back former KTVU-tv reporter/anchor/news director  Raymond E. Jacobs   as a World War II Marine radio operator appeared in Lou Lowery's photo of the first flag raising on Mt. Suribachi
born on 1-24-1926
expired 1-29-2008 in Redding, California   age 82
former U.S. poet laureate  Josephine Winder Jacobsen
¤née: Boylan 
born on 8-19-1908 in Coburg, Ontario, Canada
expired 7-9-2003 in Cockeysville, Maryland   age 94
recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor heroic soldier  Douglas Thomas Jacobson   won Medal of Honor for heroism on Iwo Jima in February & March, 1945
born on 11-25-1925 in Rochester, New York
expired 8-20-2000 in Port Charlotte, Florida   age 74   cause: pneumonia; congestive heart failure
 Oswald Jacoby
born on 12-8-1902 in New York, New York
expired 6-27-1984 in Dallas, Texas   age 81
weirdo-movie director  Gualtiero Jacopetti   with Franco Prosperi & Paolo Cavara directed Mondo Cane (1962; "a dog's world"), which opened the flood gates for Mondo Cane 2 (1963), Mondo Topless (1966) & Mondo Trasho (1969)
born on 9-4-1919 in Barga, Italy
expired 8-17-2011 in Rome, Italy   age 91
textile manufacturer  Joseph-Marie Jacquard   invented loom whose pattern was controlled by punch cards
born on 7-7-1752 in Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alps, France
expired 8-7-1834 in Ouillins, France   age 82
"screaching" jazz tenor saxophonist  Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet
born on 10-31-1922 in Broussard, Louisiana
expired 7-22-2004 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: heart attack
former Fordham football end  Harry Anthony Jacunski   member of Seven Blocks of Granite line (class of 1939); played for Packers (1939-44) then coached at Yale (1948-80)
born on 10-20-1915 in New Britain, Connecticut
expired 2-20-2003 in Branford, Connecticut   age 87   cause: congestive heart failure
actor  Richard Hanley Jaeckel   appeared on Baywatch
born on 10-26-1926 in Long Beach, California
expired 6-14-1997 in Woodland Hills, California   age 70   cause: cancer
actress  Bettye Louise Ackerman Jaffe   widow of Sam Jaffe
born on 2-28-1924 in Walterboro, South Carolina
expired 11-1-2006 in Columbia, South Carolina   age 82   cause: Alzheimer's disease
AKS: Ackermann
movie producer  Herbert Jaffe
born on 5-20-1921 in New York, New York
expired 12-7-1991   age 70
writer  Rona Jaffe   wrote The Best of Everything (1958) & Mazes & Monsters (1981), partly inspired by the disappearance of James Dallas Egbert 3rd; appeared on an early Playboy Penthouse tv series episode (October 1959)
born on 6-12-1931 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 12-30-2005 in London, England   age 74   cause: cancer
AKS: Jaffee
actor  Sam Jaffe   played the High Lama in Lost Horizon (1937), the title role in Gunga Din (1939) and Dr. Zorba on Ben Casey; was blacklisted during the 1950s
¤born: Shalom Jaffe 
born on 3-10-1891 in New York, New York
expired 3-24-1984 in Beverly Hills, California   age 93
Hollywood agent & producer  Sam Jaffee   produced The Fighting Sullivans (1944), Born Free (1966) & Theater of Blood (1973)
born on 5-21-1901 in New York, New York
expired 1-10-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 98
Marxist dentist  Cheddi Jagan   Guyana independence leader (former British Guyana)
born on 3-22-1918 in Port Mourant, British Guyana
expired 3-6-1997 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 78   cause: heart attack
actor  Dean Jagger
born on 11-7-1903 in Columbus Grove, Ohio
expired 2-5-1991 in Santa Monica, California   age 87
Austrian neurologist  Alfons M. Jakob   second to describe the human spongiform encephalopathy now known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (1921)
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
to next English ruler: Charles Ito previous English ruler: Elizabeth I English King (1603-1625)  James I   son of Mary, Queen of Scots; was Scottish King James VI (1567-1625); descended from Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII; first Stuart monarch
born on 6-19-1566 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 3-27-1625 in Theobalds, England   age 58
to next English co-ruler: Mary IIto next English co-ruler: William IIIto previous English ruler: Charles II English King (1685-1688)  James II   son of Charles I
born on 10-14-1633 in London, England
expired 9-16-1701 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France   age 67
announcer & gameshow host  Arthur James   was announcer on original Concentration gameshow with Hugh Downs
¤born: Arthur Efimchick 
born on 10-15-1929 in Dearborn, Michigan
expired 3-28-2004 in Palm Springs, California   age 74
AKS: Art
World War II aviator, P.O.W. & escape artist  Bertram Arthur "Jimmy" James   on the night of March 24, 1944 was part of the "Great Escape" from Luft Stalag III — he was recaptured and sent to a concentration camp (from which he also escaped but was recaptured)
expired 1-18-2008 in Shrewsbury, England   age 92
Betty's baby - the Slinky former James Industries owner  Betty M. James   retired and sold the business to POOF in 1998; her husband invented the Slinky toy (1943) - she named it
¤née: Mattas 
born on 2-13-1918 in Altoona, Pennsylvania
expired 11-20-2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 90   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2000 RR14%

character actor  Brion James   played the replicant Leon in Blade Runner (1982), General Munro in The Fifth Element (1997) and the studio head in The Player
born on 2-20-1945 in Redlands, California
expired 8-7-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 54   cause: heart attack
game show host  Dennis James
¤real name: Demie James Sposa 
born on 8-24-1917 in Jersey City, New Jersey
expired 6-3-1997 in Palm Springs, California   age 79   cause: lung cancer
trumpeter, bandleader  Harry James   married to Betty Grable (1943-65)
born on 3-15-1916 in Albany, Georgia
expired 7-5-1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 67
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%
1980 MM6.3%

JPL rocket scientist  Jack Norval James   mission manager for first explorations of Venus (Marriner 2) & Mars (Marriner 4)
born on 11-22-1920 in Dallas, Texas
expired 8-7-2001 in Pasadena, California   age 80   cause: respiratory failure
outlaw  Jesse Woodson James   member of Quantrill's Raiders; shot in back by Bob Ford; alleged to have survived & lived under assumed name "J. Frank Dalton", dying in Granbury, Texas in 1951
born on --1847
expired 4-3-1882 in Saint Joseph, Missouri   age 34   cause: dorsal gunshot wound
engineer  Richard James   Slinky inventor (1943); joined religious cult, abandoned wife & six children and left for Bolivia (1959)
born on 3-27-1918
expired 7-??-1974 in Bolivia, South America   age 56
funk singer  Rick James   his big hit: Super Funk (1981); did two years in Folsom Prison
¤real name: James Ambrose Johnson Jr. 
born on 2-1-1948 in Buffalo, New York
expired 8-6-2004 in Universal City, California   age 56   cause: heart attack; 9 different drugs (cocaine, ...); complications from stroke
Sports Illustrated founding editor  Sidney Lorraine James   the first issue came out August 16, 1954
born on 8-6-1906 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 3-11-2004 in Alameda, California   age 97   cause: cardiopulmonary arrest; prostate cancer
 George Marshall Shipman Jamison   first producer of the U.S. version of That Was the Week That Was (1964)
born on 6-16-1918 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 9-2-2003 in Orlando, Florida   age 85
to next English ruler: Mary Ito previous English ruler: Edward VI nine-day English Queen (1553)  Lady Jane Grey   grandniece of Henry VIII, installed as Queen to avoid having a Catholic on the throne (Mary I)
born on 10-??-1537 in Bradgate, England
expired 2-14-1554 in London, England   age 16   cause: beheaded in the Tower of London
last Civil War Union Army veteran widow  Gertrude Grubb Janeway   widow of John Janeway (married him when she was 18, he 81)
born on 7-3-1909
expired 1-17-2003 in Blaine, Tennessee   age 93
   Contest Selectors
2001 KLS12½%
2002 JL9.1%
2003 COCO, JL, KLS16.7%
   Scored 3.8250 points

silent movie actress  Dorothy Janis   did only five movies: 4 silent (the last with Ramone Navarro) & 1 talkie, the "lost" Lummox (1930); was married to bandleader Wayne King (1932-85)
¤born: Dorothy Penelope Jones
aka: "Dorothy Jones King" 
born on 2-19-1912 in Dallas, Texas
expired 3-10-2010 in Paradise Valley, Arizona   age 98
   Contest Selectors
2010CSI, RR7.4%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (only one in alt.obituaries newsgroup)

religious terrorist  Abdurak Abubakar Janjalani   founder of the self-named Philippine terrorist group (1991), a splinter group that split from the Moro National Liberation Front
¤aka: "Abu Sayyaf" (Bearer of the Sword) 
born on 11-8-1953 in Basilan Island, The Philippines
expired 12-18-1998 in Lamitan Village, Basilan Island, The Philippines   age 45   cause: hail of bullets (police shootout)
AKS: Abdurik Sayyef
actor  Emil Jannings   winner of first Oscar for Best Actor in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh (1929)
¤born: Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz 
born on 7-26-1886 in Rorschach, Switzerland
expired 1-2-1950 in Lake Wolfgang, Austria   age 63   cause: liver cancer & pneumonia
1950 Heisman Trophy winner  Victor Felix Janowicz   Ohio State halfback (1949-51)
born on 2-26-1930 in Elyria, Ohio
expired 2-27-1996 in Columbus, Ohio   age 66   cause: cancer
Karl Jansky with his antenna at Holmdel, New Jersey circa 1930 Bell Labs electrical engineer  Karl Guthe Jansky   discovered extra-terrestrial radio waves (1931; publicized in front page article of the 5-5-1931 New York Times); namesake of radio flux unit
born on 10-22-1905 in Norman, Oklahoma
expired 2-14-1950 in Red Bank, New Jersey   age 44   cause: stroke; hypertension; Bright's disease
actor  David Janssen   played Dr. Richard Kimbale on The Fugitive (1963-67) and detective Harry Orwell on Harry O tv series (1974-76)
¤real name: David Harold Meyer 
born on 3-27-1931 in Naponee, Nebraska
expired 2-13-1980 in Malibu Beach, California   age 49   cause: heart attack
AKS: Jansen Janson
Dr.  Paul Adriaan Jan Janssen   founded Janssen Pharmaceutica (became part of Johnson & Johnson in 1961)
born on 9-14-1926 in Turnhaut, Belgium
expired 11-11-2003 in Rome, Italy   age 77
auto parts retailer  Adam Janus   one of the victims of the 1982 Chicago-area poisoned Tylenol murder spree; his wife & brother were also killed
born on 3-7-1955
expired 9-29-1982 in Arlington Heights, Illinois   age 27   cause: murdered; cyanide-laced Tylenol
 Stanley Janus   one of the victims of the 1982 Chicago-area poisoned Tylenol murder spree; his brother was also killed
expired 9-29-1982 in Arlington Heights, Illinois   age 25   cause: murdered; cyanide-laced Tylenol
 Theresa Janus   one of the victims of the 1982 Chicago-area poisoned Tylenol murder spree; her husband was also killed
¤née: Tarasiewicz 
expired 10-1-1982 in Arlington Heights, Illinois   age 19   cause: murdered; cyanide-laced Tylenol
Jay's Potato Chips founder  Leonard Japp Sr.   sold snacks to Al Capone's speakeasies
born on 2-21-1904
expired 8-24-2000 in Chicago, Illinois   age 96
psychoanalyst Dr.  Elliott Jaques   coined phrase "midlife crisis" (1965)
born on 1-18-1917 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 3-8-2003 in Gloucester, Massachusetts   age 86
AKS: Jacques
rocker  Joe P. "Yo Yo" Jaramillo   one of Cannibal's headhunters in the Land of 10,000 Dances
born on 10-15-1948 in Colusa, California
expired 5-24-2000   age 51   cause: cirrhosis of the liver
former University of Wisconsin football coach  John Jardine
born on 7-20-1935
expired 3-23-1990   age 54
AIDS-stricken filmmaker  Derek Jarman
born on 1-31-1942 in Northwood, England
expired 2-19-1994 in London, England   age 52   cause: AIDS
former Polish Communist Prime Minister  Piotr Jaroszewicz
born on 10-8-1909 in Nieswicz, Poland
expired 9-1-1992   age 82
acting Nicaraguan president (6/9/1936-1/1/1937)  Carlos Alberto Brenes Jarquin
born on --1884
expired 1-2-1942 in Managua, Nicaragua   age 57
film composer  Maurice-Alexis Jarre   wrote song Stormy Weather (1943; from movie of same name); composed score for Doctor Zhivago
born on 9-13-1924 in Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alps, France
expired 3-28-2009 in Malibu, California   age 85
journalist  Vernon D. Jarrett   worked on the Chicago Defender in the 1940s
born on 6-19-1918 in Saulsbury, Tennessee
expired 5-23-2004 in Chicago, Illinois   age 85   cause: cancer of the esophagus
blacklisted screenwriter/producer  Paul Jarrico   produced Salt of the Earth (1953)
¤born: Israel Shapiro 
born on 1-12-1915 in Los Angeles, California
expired 10-15-1997 in Ojai, California   age 82   cause: car accident
 Anna M. Jarvis   founder of Mothers Day
born on 5-1-1864 in Grafton, West Virginia
expired 11-24-1948 in West Chester, Pennsylvania   age 84
character actor  Graham P. Jarvis   played Christopher Mott Society president Amos Bush in Cold Turkey (1971), Charlie Haggers on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman syndicated tv series (1976) & Zakdorn salvage yard master Klim Dokachin in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Unification, Part I
born on 8-25-1930 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 4-16-2003 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 72   cause: multiple myeloma
Shuttle STS-51--L astronaut  Gregory Bruce Jarvis
born on 8-24-1944 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 1-28-1986 in Cape Canaveral, Florida   age 41   cause: Shuttle Challenger explosion
anti-property tax crusader  Howard Arnold Jarvis   pushed California Proposition 13 (1978) with Paul Gann
born on 9-22-1903 in Magna, Utah
expired 8-11-1986 in Los Angeles, California   age 82
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
1980 BD6.3%

actor & singer  Scott Jarvis
born on 4-9-1941
expired 2-26-1990   age 48
movie director  Leigh Jason   his movie New Faces of 1937 has a plot line that inspired The Producers
¤born: Leigh Jacobson 
born on 7-26-1904 in New York, New York
expired 2-19-1979 in Woodland Hills, California   age 74
actor  Rick Jason   appeared on Combat & Young and Resstless tv series
born on 5-21-1923 in New York, New York
expired 10-15-2000 in Moorpark, California   age 74   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
former New York senator (1957-81)  Jacob Koppel Javits
born on 5-18-1904 in New York, New York
expired 3-7-1986 in West Palm Beach, Florida   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1979 7.7%

 Leon Jaworski
born on 3-19-1905 in Waco, Texas
expired 12-9-1982   age 77
to next U.S. president: Samuel Huntingtonto previous U.S. president: Henry Laurens forgotten U.S. president  John Jay   third president of the Continental Congress under the Declaration of Independence (12/10/1778-9/27/1779); first Secretary of State under the Articles of Confederation; first Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court (1789-95)
born on 12-12-1745 in New York, New York
expired 5-17-1829 in Bedford, New York   age 83
Academy Award winning costume designer  Dorothy Jeakins   won first costume design oscar in 1949 for Joan of Arc; won two more for Samson and Delilah ('49) and Night of the Iguana ('64)
born on 1-11-1914 in San Diego, California
expired 11-21-1995 in Santa Barbara, California   age 81
political activist Rev.  Gérard Jean-Juste   a liberation theologist
born on --1947 in Cavaillon, Haiti
expired 5-27-2009 in Miami, Florida   age 62   cause: stroke
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 8.8000 solo points

AKS: Gerard
movie/tv set designer  John Daniel Jefferies Sr.   worked on Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967), Cat Ballou & Funny Girl; also worked on the sets of the original Star Trek series' Enterprise; brother of Matt Jeffries
born on 2-8-1936
expired 3-25-2010 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 74   cause: complications from lung cancer
AKS: Jeffries
original Star Trek tv series art director  Walter Matthews Jefferies   designed original Starship Enterprise (gave it number NCC-1701); designed the cloud city Stratos of Ardana for episode The Cloudminders (Feb. 1969)
born on 8-12-1921 in Virginia
expired 7-21-2003   age 82   cause: heart attack; cancer
AKS: Jeffries
Concord Jazz Festival & record label founder  Carl E. Jefferson
born on 12-10-1919
expired 3-29-1995   age 75
jazz vocalist  Eddie Jefferson
born on 8-3-1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 5-9-1979 in Detroit, Michigan   age 60   cause: shot to death
to next U.S. president: James Madisonto previous U.S. president: John Adams American Revolutionary  Thomas Jefferson   author of The Declaration of Independence; Adams' Vice President (1797-1801); 3rd U.S. president; dispatched Lewis and Clark to explore the recently purchased Louisiana Territory (1803); designed Monticello
born on 4-13-1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia
expired 7-4-1826 in Albemarle County, Virginia   age 83
feminist & union activist  Mildred "Millie" Jeffrey   arranged for her daughter Sharon & a few of her SDS friends to do a retreat at an AFL-CIO camp near Port Huron, MI in June 1962 — after a week of black-fly bliss the kids came back wearing T-Shirts reading "I Spent A Week In Port Huron & All I Got Was A Lousy Statement"
¤née: McWilliams 
born on 12-29-1910 in Alton, Iowa
expired 3-24-2004 in Detroit, Michigan   age 93
character actor  Lionel Charles Jeffries   played Grandpa Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) & Professor Cavor in First Men In The Moon (1964)
born on 6-10-1926 in London, England
expired 2-19-2010 in Poole, Dorset, England   age 83
 Zoe Jeffries   81st British victim of Mad Cow disease
born on 11-15-1985 in Wigan, England
expired 10-29-2000 in Wigan, England   age 14   cause: variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
polygamist sect leader  Rulon Timpson Jeffs   rumored to have from 19 to 75 wives
born on 12-6-1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 9-8-2002 in Saint George, Utah   age 92
electrical engineer  Frederick Jelinek   while at IBM applied statistical methods to become a pioneer in computer voice recognition
born on 11-18-1932 in Kladno, Czechoslovakia
expired 9-14-2010 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 77   cause: heart attack
opera nut  George Jellinek   former music director of WQXR-FM (1968-84); a frequent panelist on the Texaco Opera Quiz (during Met Opera intermissions)
born on 12-22-1919 in Budapest, Hungary
expired 1-16-2010 in Sleepy Hollow, New York   age 90
AKS: Jelinek Jellinec Jellineck
former Union Army soldier  Melvin Jellison   barred President Lincoln from his army camp for not knowing the password
expired 9-10-1947 in Clifton, Maine   age 100
Show Boat character actress  Aunt Jemima   played Queenie in 1929 movie and on Broadway in original Ziegfeld production; NOT associated with the pancake spokesperson
¤real name: Tess Gardella 
born on --1897 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
expired 1-3-1950 in New York, New York   age 53   cause: diabetes
former union organizer  Clinton E. Jencks   as head of Local 890 of the Amalgamated Bayard District Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers led the 1950/51 strike against the Empire Zinc Mine for equal pay for hispanic workers & better working condictions; the strike became the subject of the U.S.' only blacklisted move: Salt of the Earth (1953); in that movie he played a character (Frank Barnes) that was based upon himself
born on 3-1-1918 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
expired 12-14-2005 in San Diego, California   age 87
comedian/actor  Richard Jeni   star of UPN network's Playpus Man (1995) & cable special A Big Steaming Pile of Me (2005)
¤real name: Richard John Colangelo 
born on 4-14-1957 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 3-10-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: suicide; gunshot to head; psychotic paranoia; severe clinical depression
character actor  Allen Jenkins
born on 4-9-1900
expired 7-20-1974 in Santa Monica, California   age 74   cause: complications from lung surgery
F.F. Jenkins' album cover rich biddy "soprano"  Florence Foster Jenkins   sold out Carnegie Hall warbling opera songs (later released by RCA as album The Glory ??? of the Human Voice)
born on --1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
expired 11-26-1944 in New York, New York   age 76
prolific author  William Fitzgerald Jenkins   winner of a Hugo Award; wrote The Time Tunnel
¤pen name: Murry Leinster 
born on 6-16-1895 in Norfolk, Virginia
expired 6-8-1975 in Gloucester, Virginia   age 79
cover of 'Playboy' with model Claudia Jenningscover of 'Playboy' with playmate of the year Claudia Jenningsto December 1969 Playmate of Monthto October 1969 Playmate of Month actress  Claudia Jennings   Playboy November 1969 Playmate of Month & 1970 Playmate of the Year; also did December 1974 & September 1979 Playboy pictorials
¤real name: Mary Eileen "Mimi" Chesterton 
born on 12-20-1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 10-3-1979 in Malibu, California   age 29   cause: car crash; fell asleep at wheel of VW convertible
movie sound man  H. Gordon Jennings   won five oscars for sound effects
born on --1896 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 1-11-1953 in Hollywood, California   age 56
former ABC news anchor  Peter Charles Jennings   hosted the evening news show from 1965 to 1968, then again from 1983 until April 2005
born on 7-29-1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 8-7-2005 in New York, New York   age 67   cause: lung cancer
country singer  Waylon Arnold Jennings   was originally scheduled to fly in the Miss American Pie with Richie Valens but gave up seat to the Big Bopper
born on 6-15-1937 in Littlefield, Texas
expired 2-13-2002 in Chandler, Arizona   age 64   cause: complications from diabetes
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM7.7%

physicist  Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen   shared the 1963 Nobel prize in physics
born on 6-25-1907 in Hamburg, Germany
expired 2-11-1973 in Heidelberg, Germany   age 65
 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen   1944 Nobel literature laureate
born on 1-20-1873 in Farsø Himmerland, North Jutland, Denmark
expired 11-25-1950 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 77
sound reproduction pioneer  Peter L. Jensen   co-inventor of the loudspeaker; founder of Magnavox Corp.
expired 10-25-1961 in Western Springs, Illinois   age 75
Character actor  Roy Cameron Jenson   played Yang leader Cloud William on original Star Trek series episode The Omega Glory (1968, State Security Chief Donovan in Soylent Green (1973) & Claude Mulvihill in Chinatown (1974)
born on 2-9-1927 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
expired 4-24-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 80   cause: cancer
AKS: Jensen
Little Boy's arming plugs Enola Gay weapons test officer  Morris Richard "Dick" Jeppson   World War II B-29 crewman that was on the plane that nuked Hiroshima; he armed the bomb; in 2002 he sold, at auction, the arming plugs from the bomb ("Little Boy")
born on 6-23-1922 in Logan, Utah
expired 3-30-2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 87
   Contest Selectors
2008RR, 4GUE6.3%
   Scored 6.3000 solo points

World War II pinup model  Adele Jergens   named "Fairest of the Fair" at the 1939 New York World's Fair; danced as a Rockette; 1940s/50s film-noir actress
born on 11-26-1917 in New York, New York
expired 11-22-2002 in Camarillo, California   age 84
soap company founder (1881)  Andrew Jergens
expired 1-11-1929 in Sarasota, Florida   age 75
immunologist  Niels Kaj Jerne   shared the 1984 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 12-3-1911 in London, England
expired 10-7-1994 in Castillon-du-Gard, France   age 82
former Texas death row inmate  Joseph Jernigan   became the first cyber-digital mummy when his corpse was frozen, sliced, photographed & reassembled in a computer
¤aka: number 699 
born on 1-31-1954 in Kane County, Illinois
expired 8-5-1993 in Huntsville, Texas   age 39   cause: executed; lethal injection
advocate for the blind  Kenneth Jernigan
born on 11-13-1926 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 10-12-1998 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 71   cause: lung cancer
former slave  Maria do Carmo Jeronimo
born on 3-5-1871 in Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
expired 6-14-2000 in Itajuba, Minas Gerais, Brazil   age 129   cause: strokes
vaudeville comedian  George Albert Jessel   played title role in original Broadway production of The Jazz Singer (1925)
¤nickname: "The Toastmaster General" 
born on 4-3-1898 in New York, New York
expired 5-24-1981 in Los Angeles, California   age 83   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HA, JW23.1%
1980 DO, JH12.5%

White Star Line ship nurse  Violet Constance Jessop   survived the sinking of the Titanic, Britannic & near-sinking of the Olympic
born on 2-10-1887 in Bahia Blanca, Argentina
expired 5-5-1971 in Great Ashfield, West Suffolk, England   age 84   cause: pneumonia; congestive heart failure
character actor  Michael Jeter
born on 8-26-1952 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
expired 3-29-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 50   cause: suffocation during epileptic seizure; hypertension; cardiovascular disease; AIDS
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 10.0000 solo points

AKS: Jeeter Jetor Jeetor
chorale founder  Kenneth W. Jewell
born on 8-20-1910
expired 1-24-1992   age 81
World War II submarine commander  Norman Limbury Auchinleck Jewell   as commander of the Seraph dumped the corpse of a bogus Royal Marine (one "William Martin") into the current off Spain; the body carried papers meant to mislead the Germans about the allies plans for the invasion of Sicily
born on 10-24-1913 in The Seychelles
expired 8-18-2004 in Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, England   age 90
former security guard  Richard Allensworth Jewell   had been considered a suspect in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing by the FBI but later exonerated (Eric Rudolph was the actual perp)
¤born: Richard White 
born on 12-17-1962 in Danville, Virginia
expired 8-29-2007 in Woodbury, Meriwether County, Georgia   age 44   cause: kidney failure; neuropathy; diabetes
archaeologist  Jia Lanpo   director of the Peking man excavation at Zhoukoukian since 1929
born on 11-25-1908 in Yutian, Hebei Province, China
expired 7-8-2001 in Beijing, China   age 92   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Mao's widow  Jiang Qing   "Gang of Four" ringleader — launched the Cultural Revolution; created brigades of thugs called Red Guards; mother of Mao's daughter Li Na
born on 3--1914 in Zhucheng, Shandong Province, China
expired 5-14-1991   age 77   cause: suicide; hanged
former actress  Joyce Jillson   became a celebrity astrologer; did Ronald Reagan's "chart"
born on 12-26-1947 in Cranston, Rhode Island
expired 10-1-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 56   cause: kidney failure
 Juan Ramón Jiménez y Mantecón   received the 1956 Nobel literature prize
born on 12-24-1881 in Moguer, Andalusia, Spain
expired 5-29-1958 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States of America   age 76
AKS: Ramon Jimenez y Mantecon
Moslem Pakistan founder  Mohammed Ali Jinnah   also first governor-general of Pakistan
born on 12-25-1876 in Karachi, India
expired 9-11-1948 in Karachi, Pakistan   age 71   cause: heart attack
biomedical engineer  Walter Jinotti   devised the Pollen Count (as seen on tv)
born on 5-27-1927
expired 9-9-2001 in New Brunswick, New Jersey   age 74
renowned domestic servant  Joan of Arc   hotel room cleaner-turned teenage French military leader (defeated English troops in 1429); tried for heresy, convicted, and burned at the stake by Bill Kennedy; her life story was retold in the Hazel tv series
¤Jeanne d'arc
aka: the "Maid of Orleans" 
born on 1-6-1412 in Domremy, France
expired 5-30-1431 in Rouen, France   age 19   cause: immolation
Biblical opportunist  Joan of Ark   married Noah for his gopher wood; turned to a pilar of potassium nitrate by wrathful Diety
expired ??-??-1748 BC in Mount Ararat   age 43   cause: transmutation
Brazilian composer  Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim   co-wrote Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema; 1962)
¤nickname: "Tom" 
born on 1-25-1927 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
expired 12-8-1994 in New York, New York   age 67   cause: heart failure; complications following bladder tumor surgery
AKS: Antonio Carlos Jobim
Steve Jobs, before and afterinterviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in February 1985 Apple Computer co-founder & NeXT Computer founder  Steven Paul Jobs   former owner of Pixar and CEO of Apple computer
born on 2-24-1955 in San Francisco, California
expired 10-5-2011 in Palo Alto, California   age 56   cause: respiratory arrest; metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor
   Contest Selectors

orchestra conductor  Eugen Jochum
born on 11-11-1902 in Babenhausen, Germany
expired 3-26-1987 in München, Germany   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP7.7%

Nazi Army Chief of Staff Col.General  Alfred Jodl
born on --1890
expired 10-16-1946 in Nuremburg, Germany   age 56   cause: hanged
retired Bell Labs electrical engineer  Amos Edward Joel Jr.   invented the switching technology that permits cell phones to move tower-to-tower without the call being dropped (1972)
born on 3-12-1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-25-2008 in Maplewood, New Jersey   age 90
agent/producer  Charles Harris Joffe   partnered with Jack Rollins; produced Annie Hall
born on 7-16-1929 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 7-9-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: lung disease
choreographer  Robert Joffrey
¤born: Abdullah Jaffa Bey Khan 
born on 12-24-1930 in Seattle, Washington
expired 3-25-1988   age 57
soccer player  Kai Johansen
born on 7-23-1940 in Odense, Denmark
expired 5-13-2007 in Scotland   age 66   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (and death not discovered until 2009)

retired boxer  Ingemar Johansson   won heavyweight crown (over Floyd Patterson) in 1959
born on 9-22-1932 in Gothenburg, Sweden
expired 1-29-2009 in Onsala, Sweden   age 76   cause: pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.4000 solo points

AKS: Ingmar Johanson Johannsen
to next English ruler: Henry IIIto previous English ruler: Richard I English king (1199-1216)  John I   son of Henry II; weak, inept king; forced to sign the Magna Carta June 15, 1215 at Runnymeade
¤aka: John Lackland 
born on 12-24-1167 in Oxford, England
expired 10-29-1216 in Newark, England   age 49
teenaged civil rights activist  Barbara Rose Johns   was a niece of Rev. Vernon Johns; on April 212, 1951 organized a student strike at the all-black Fairview VA school over deplorable conditions; the strike led to the Davis v. Prince Edward County School Board case that became part of Brown v. Board of Education civil rights case; as adult became a librarian in the Philadelphia, PA schools
¤Mrs. William Powell 
born on --1935 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired ??-??-1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 56   cause: breast cancer
pheromone researcher Dr.  Margaret Anne Johns   proved that the vomeronasal organ still worked in mammals
¤née: Bush 
born on 7-31-1928 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 10-25-2003 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 75   cause: heart attack
actor  Mervyn Johns   father of Glynis; played Bob Cratchit in Scrooge (1951)
born on 2-18-1899 in Penbroke, Wales
expired 9-6-1992   age 92
to next U.S. president: Ulysses S. Grantto previous U.S. president: Abraham Lincoln 17th U.S. president  Andrew Johnson   Vice President in Lincoln's second term; impeached and tried by congress in 1868; acquitted by a single vote
born on 12-29-1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina
expired 7-31-1875 in Carter Station, Tennessee   age 66
cowboy, stuntman, actor  Ben Johnson   won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his appearance in The Last Picture Show (1971); starred opposite Terry Moore in original Mighty Joe Young (1949)
born on 6-13-1920 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma
expired 4-8-1996 in Mesa, Arizona   age 77   cause: heart attack
hockey coach "Badger"  Bob Johnson
born on 3-4-1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 11-26-1991   age 60
former Kansas City Monarchs baseball player  Byron "Mex" Johnson   he played shortstop
born on 9-16-1911 in Little Rock, Arkansas
expired 9-25-2005 in Denver, Colorado   age 94   cause: prostate cancer
actress Dame  Celia Johnson
born on 12-18-1908 in Richmond, England
expired 4-25-1982 in Nettlebed, England   age 73
former UCSD professor  Chalmers Ashby Johnson   was also an author, former CIA consultant, and preisdent of the Japan Policy Research Institute at the University of California - San Francisco
born on 8-6-1931 in Phoenix, Arizona
expired 11-20-2010 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California   age 79   cause: camplications from rheumatoid arthritis
oblivious fundamentalist  Charles Kenneth Johnson   head of the International Flat Earth Society (1972-2001)
born on 7-24-1924 in San Angelo, Texas
expired 3-19-2001 in Lancaster, California   age 76   cause: lung ailments
former first lady  Claudia Alta Taylor "LadyBird" Johnson   was a major stockholder in Halliburton!
born on 12-22-1912 in Karnack, Texas
expired 7-11-2007 in Austin, Texas   age 94
   Contest Selectors
1979HFS, SB15.4%
1980HP, JH, VA18.8%
2000KLS, RR29%
2001ANG, DTM, KLS, RR, TEX62½%
2002ANG, CMH, DTM, JAC, JL, MORB, RR63.6%
   Scored 3.1000 points

1936 Olympic high-jump champion  Cornelius Johnson
born on 8-21-1913 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-15-1946 in San Francisco, California   age 32
cartoonist  Crockett Johnson   created the Barnaby comic strip (1943)
born on 10-20-1906 in New York, New York
expired 7-11-1975 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 68   cause: cancer
Victor Talking Machine founder  Eldridge Reeves Johnson
expired 11-14-1945 in Moorestown, New Jersey   age 78
jazz singer  Ella Johnson
¤Mrs. Odell Day 
born on 6-22-1919 in Darlington, South Carolina
expired 2-16-2004 in New York, New York   age 84   cause: Alzheimer's disease
 Eyvind Olov Verner Johnson   shared the 1974 Nobel prize in literature
born on 7-29-1900 in Svartbjörnsbyn, Sweden
expired 8-25-1976 in Saltsjöbaden, Sweden   age 76
Federal judge  Frank Minis Johnson Jr.   Eisenhower appointee to bench (1955); issued numerous rulings against segregation; repeated foe of Alabama governor George Wallace
born on 10-30-1918 in Haleyville, Alabama
expired 7-23-1999 in Haleyville, Alabama   age 80   cause: pneumonia
Texas death row inmate  Gary James Johnson
born on 10-17-1950 in Missouri
expired 1-12-2010 in Huntsville, Texas   age 49   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.6391 points

World War I non-combat veteran  George Johnson   was the oldest man in California — ate a died of mostly sausage & waffles!
born on 5-11-1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 8-30-2006 in Richmond, California   age 112   cause: pneumonia
jazz drummer  Gus Johnson Jr.
born on 11-15-1913 in Tyler, Texas
expired 2-6-2000 in Westminster, Colorado   age 86
comedian  Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson   partner in the Olsen and Johnson vaudeville team
born on 3-5-1891 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-26-1962 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 70
restauranteur  Howard Deering Johnson   founded the orange-roofed restaurant and motel chain that bears his name in 1924
born on 2-2-1897 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 6-20-1972 in New York, New York   age 75
jazz trombonist  J. J. Johnson
¤born: James Louis Johnson 
born on 1-22-1924
expired 2-4-2001 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 77   cause: suicide
Missouri death row inmate  James Johnson
¤born: James Rodney Barker 
born on 4-18-1949
expired 1-9-2002   age 52   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (only 2 of the minimum 3 needed)

boxer  John Arthur "Jack" Johnson   first black man to win the heavyweight boxing title (1908-15); subject of movie The Great White Hope
born on 3-31-1878 in Galveston, Texas
expired 6-10-1946 in Raleigh, North Carolina   age 68   cause: injuries sustained in auto accident
magazine publisher  John Harold Johnson Sr.   founder/publisher of Ebony (Nov. 1945) & Jet (1951)
born on 1-19-1918 in Arkansas City, Arkansas
expired 8-8-2005 in Chicago, Illinois   age 87
pianist/bandleader  Johnnie Clyde Johnson   collaborated with Chuck Berry on Roll Over Beethoven, School Days, Back in the U.S.A. Rock and Roll Music & Sweet Little Sixteen; purported to have been the inspiration for Johnny B. Goode
born on 7-8-1924 in Fairmont, West Virginia
expired 4-13-2005 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 80   cause: pneumonia; kidney failure
Texas death row inmate  Johnny Ray Johnson
born on 8-2-1957
expired 2-12-2009 in Huntsville, Texas   age 51   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.4781 points

to next U.S. president: Richard Nixonto previous U.S. president: John F. Kennedy  Lyndon Baines Johnson   36th U.S. president from November 1963 to January 1969; committed his administration to a military stalemate in Vietnam
born on 8-27-1908 in Hye, Texas
expired 1-22-1973 in Johnson City, Texas   age 64   cause: heart attack
Pulitzer prize-winning New York Sun writer  Malcolm Johnson   wrote a series of articles "Crime on the Waterfront" which became the basis for the movie On The Waterfront (1955)
born on 9-27-1904
expired 6-18-1976 in Middletown, Connecticut   age 71
Motown recording star  Marv Johnson
born on 10-15-1938 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 5-16-1993 in Columbia, South Carolina   age 54   cause: stroke
Texas death row inmate  Michael Dewayne Johnson
¤aka: number 999198 
born on 5-27-1977
expired 10-19-2006 in Huntsville, Texas   age    cause: suicide; slashed throat 18 hours before scheduled execution
   Contest Selectors
2003 DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%

actor  Noble Mark Johnson   as the native chief of Skull Island tried to sacrifice Fay Wray to King Kong (1933) and the head porter in Lost Horizon (1937)
born on 4-18-1881 in Marshall, Missouri
expired 1-9-1978 in Yucaipa, California   age 96
movie producer, director, writer  Nunnally Johnson   wrote screenplay for The Grapes of Wrath (1940); directed The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit (1955)
born on 12-5-1897 in Columbus, Georgia
expired 3-25-1977 in Hollywood, California   age 79
Ice Follies co-founder (1936)  Oscar Johnson
expired 3-27-1970 in Rochester, Minnesota   age 71
architect  Philip Cortalyou Johnson   in the 1930s flirted with facism, working for Huey Long & Father Coughlin; designed the AT&T (now Sony) & Seagrams Buildings in New York as well as "The Glass House"
born on 7-8-1906 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 1-26-2005 in New Canaan, Connecticut   age 98
   Contest Selectors
2002DTM, JAC, JL27.3%
2003COCO, DTM, JL, PCD22.2%
2004DTM, PCD11.1%
2005DTM, PCD8.7%
   Scored 3.9500 points

original radio Inner Sanctum host (1941-45)  Raymond Edward Johnson
born on 7-24-1911 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
expired 8-15-2001 in Wallingford, Connecticut   age 90
lawyer  Reverdy Johnson   argued the 1857 Scott vs. Sanford Supreme Court that ruled that slaves were property
born on 5-21-1796 in Annapolis, Maryland
expired 2-10-1876 in Annapolis, Maryland   age 79
inventor  Reynold B. Johnson   invented the machine-scorable form (#2 pencils only); invented the first commercial computer disc drive, the RAMAC (1956), containing 50 24-inch diameter double-sided aluminum discs ... with 5Mb capacity!
born on 7-16-1906
expired 9-15-1998 in Palo Alto, California   age 92   cause: metastatic melanoma
Van Buren vice president (1837-41)  Richard Mentor Johnson
born on 10-17-1781 in Beargrass, Kentucky
expired 11-19-1850 in Frankfort, Kentucky   age 69
Mississippi blues guitarist  Robert Johnson   called the "Father of the Blues" my many; his last gig was at the Three Forks juke joint in Greenwood, Mississippi on August 13, 1838
¤born: Robert Spencer
aka: Robert Dodds 
born on 5-8-1911 in Hazelhurst, Mississippi
expired 8-16-1938 in Greenwood, Mississippi   age 27   cause: strychnine-laced whiskey
voice/character actor  Robert Cleveland "Bob" Johnson   on the Mission: Impossible tv series it was his voice that instructed Dan Briggs & Jim Phelps on their next mission (followed by "this recording will self-destruct..."); on the original Star Trek tv series played the un-named transporter technician in The Menagerie: Part 1 and provided the voices of 1st Talosian in The Cage & Provider #3 in The GAmesters of Triskelion
born on 3-1-1921 in Portland, Oregon
expired 8-16-1994 in Molokai, Hawaii   age 73
poet, critic, writer Dr.  Samuel Johnson   published Dictionary of the English Language (1755) & Lives of the English Poets (1779-81); originator of many well-known sayings — our favorite: "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
born on 9-18-1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
expired 12-13-1784 in London, England   age 75   cause: complications from stroke
purveyor of waxy substances  Samuel Curtis Johnson III   chairman emeritus of S.C. Johnson
born on 3-2-1928 in Racine, Wisconsin
expired 5-22-2004 in Racine, Wisconsin   age 76   cause: stomach cancer
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.4000 solo points

businessman  Thomas J. Johnson   founded Celestron, maker of portable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes
born on 1-11-1923
expired 3-13-2012 in California   age 89
Tor Johnson as the `deceased' Inspector Clay in `Plan 9 From Outer Space' lumbering "actor"  Tor Johnson   played Inspector Daniel Clay in Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958); did some time as a pro wrassler
¤real name: Tor Johansson 
born on 10-19-1903 in Sweden
expired 5-12-1971 in San Fernando, California   age 67   cause: heart failure
actor  Van Johnson
¤born: Charles Van Dell Johnson 
born on 8-25-1916 in Newport, Rhode Island
expired 12-12-2008 in Nyack, New York   age 92
   Contest Selectors
2007ADWC, PCD, PUD9.7%
2008ADWC, PCD6.3%
   Scored 4.5500 solo points

the Zip-ster circus sideshow performer  William Henry Johnson   given first nickname by Charles Dickens
¤nicknames: "Zip—What Is It" «or» "Zip the Pinhead
born on --1841 in Liberty Corners, New Jersey
expired 4-24-1926 in New York, New York   age 84   cause: pneumonia; bronchitis
 Emma Verona Johnston   was the oldest in the U.S./2nd oldest in world at time of death
born on 8-6-1890 in Indianola, Iowa
expired 12-1-2004 in Worthington, Ohio   age 114
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 3.6000 solo points

Another SFBMoFo one-time Chamber of COmmerce flack  Eric Allen Johnston   became the 2nd head of the MPAA (1945-63); instituted the Hollywood Blacklist
¤born: Eric Allen Johnson 
born on 12-21-1896 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 8-22-1963 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 66   cause: strokes
retired Disney animator  Oliver Martin "Ollie" Johnston Jr.   born on the Stanford University campus (his father was a professor); animated Pinnochio, designed the characters Bambi & Thumper + the penguin waiters in Mary Poppins (1964); was also a train enthusiast; received the National Medal of Arts (2005)
born on 10-31-1912 in Palo Alto, California
expired 4-14-2008 in Sequin, Washington   age 95
 Velma Johnston   led campaign to stop the hunting of wild Mustang horses in U.S. southwest
¤aka: "Wild Horse Annie
born on 3-15-1912
expired 6-27-1977 in Reno, Nevada   age 65
 Jean-Frédéric Joliot   shared the 1935 Nobel Prize in chemistry with his wife for discovering artificial radioactivity
born on 3-19-1900 in Paris, France
expired 8-14-1958 in Arcouest, France   age 58
tv/movie writer  Norman D. Jolley   wrote for Space Patrol, Wagon Train & Cimarron City; co-wrote screenplay for Monolith Monsters (1957)
born on 2-21-1916
expired 8-13-2002 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 86   cause: cardiac arrest following cancer surgery
explorer  Louis Jolliet   traversed the western Great Lakes in a canoe; first white man (along with Pere Marquette) to travel down the Mississippi River (1672); a city in Illinois is named for him
born on --1645 in Beaupre, Quebec, Canada
expired 5-15-1700 in Anticosti Island, Quebec, Canada   age 54
jazz keyboardist  Pete Jolly   performed on a lot of tv series theme songs & movie soundtracks; composed "Little Bird" (1962)
¤born: Peter Ceragioli Jr. 
born on 6-5-1932
expired 11-6-2004 in Pasadena, California   age 72   cause: complications from bone marrow cancer & irregular heartbeat
singer, actor  Al Jolson   ran away from home (Riga, Latvia) to come to U.S.; star of the first movie "talkie" The Jazz Singer (1927); married to Ruby Keeler for 5 years
¤real name: Asa Yoelson 
born on 5-26-1884 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 10-23-1950 in San Francisco, California   age 66
Austrian president (1965-74)  Franz Joseph Jonas
born on 9-28-1898
expired 4-23-1974 in Vienna, Austria   age 74
actor (in Marx Brothers films) and singer  Allan Jones   father of singer Jack Jones
born on 10-14-1907 in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
expired 6-27-1992   age 84
subject of 20 Questions interview in March 1983 `Playboy Magazine' health lifestyle businessman  Arthur A. Jones   created the Nautilus exercise machine & MedX
born on 11-22-1926 in Arkansas
expired 8-28-2007 in Ocala, Florida   age 80
evangelist  Bob Jones Sr.   founder of Bob Jones University (1927)
born on 10-30-1883 in Dale County, Alabama
expired 1-16-1968 in Greenville, South Carolina   age 84
evangelist  Bob Jones Jr.   leader of Bob Jones University
born on 10-19-1911
expired 11-12-1997 in Greenville, South Carolina   age 86   cause: cancer
Rolling Stones lead guitarist  Brian Lewis Jones
born on 2-26-1943 in Cheltenham, England
expired 7-3-1969 in Hartfield, Sussex, England   age 26   cause: drug overdose/drowned in swimming pool
actress  Carolyn Jones   Morticia on tv Addams Family
born on 4-28-1929 in Amarillo, Texas
expired 8-3-1983 in West Hollywood, California   age 55
Marvin the Martian Looney Tunes animator  Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones   creator of the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepe Le Pew & Marvin the Martian; co-wrote the lyrics to "The Michigan Rag" (music by Milt Franklyn) for One Froggy Evening
born on 9-12-1912 in Spokane, Washington
expired 2-22-2002 in Corona del Mar, California   age 89   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2002 JAC, RAVN18.2%
   Scored 4.8500 points

former Detroit Tigers baseball player  David Jefferson "Davy" Jones   helped organize forerunner of today's Major League Baseball Players Association (1912)
born on 6-30-1880 in Cambria, Wisconsin
expired 3-30-1972 in Mankato, Minnesota   age 91
'Daydream Believer'  David Thomas "Davy" Jones   he was the short, cute, British member of the Monkees singing group
born on 12-30-1945 in Openshaw, Manchester, Lancashire
expired 2-29-2012 in Stuart, Florida   age 66   cause: heart attack
author  Dennis Feltham Jones   wrote Colossus (1966: aka: The Forbin Project), The Fall of Colossus (1974) and Colossus and the Crab (1977)
born on --1915 in England
expired 4-??-1981 in England   age 65
Oklahoma death row inmate  Dorsie. Leslie "Wayne" Jones Jr.
born on 11-6-1939
expired 2-1-2001 in McAlester, Oklahoma   age 61   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 TEX12½%
   Scored 8.9000 solo points

jazz trumpeter  Jonah Elliott Jones
born on 12-31-1908 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 4-30-2000 in New York, New York   age 91
one-armed college/pro football player  Ellis N. Jones
born on 3-16-1921
expired 2-24-2002 in Greeley, Colorado   age 80   cause: complications from broken neck
jazz artist  Elvin Ray Jones   performed with John Coltrane & other jazz greats
born on 9-9-1927 in Pontiac, Michigan
expired 5-18-2004 in New York, New York   age 76
   Contest Selectors
2002 TMTX9.1%
2003 TMTX5.6%

jazz singer  Etta Jones
born on 11-27-1919 in Aiken, South Carolina
expired 10-16-2001 in New York, New York   age 82   cause: complications from cancer
doo-wop balladeer  George "Wydell" Jones   wrote & performed Rama Lama Ding Dong as a member of The Edsels (1961)
born on 10-5-1936 in Richmond, Virginia
expired 9-27-2008 in Youngstown, Ohio   age 71   cause: cancer
New-York Daily Times co-founder  George Jones   first publisher of the newspaper (first edition September 18, 1851)
born on 8-16-1811 in Poultney, Vermont
expired 8-12-1891 in Poland Springs, Maine   age 79   cause: "a derangement of the bowels"
gynecological endocrinologist Dr.  Georgeann Seegar Jones   in the 1940s proved that chorionic gonadotropin (a pregnancy hormone) was produced in the placenta — the starting point in the development of the at-home pregnancy test; identified the lutealphase defect; with husband responsible for the first U.S. "test-tube" (in-vitro fertilization) baby
born on 7-6-1912 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 3-26-2005 in Norfolk, Virginia   age 92   cause: heart failure; Alzheimer's disease
film/stage actor  Griffith Jones   spent decades at the Royal Shakespeare Company
¤born: Harold Jones 
born on 11-19-1909 in Londong, England
expired 1-30-2007 in London, England   age 97
character actor  Henry B. Jones   appeared in Dirty Dingus Magee 1970), Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971), Nine to Five (1980), Dick Tracey (1990) & Arachnophobia (1990)
born on 8-1-1912 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
expired 5-17-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: injuries sustained in fall
be-bop jazz pianist  Henry W. "Hank" Jones Jr.
born on 7-31-1918 in Vicksburg, Mississippi
expired 5-16-2010 in The Bronx, New York, New York   age 91   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors

Calumet Farms racehorse trainer  Horace Allyn "Jimmie" Jones   won Kentucky Derby eight times with his father Ben
born on 11-24-1906 in Parnell, Missouri
expired 9-2-2001 in Maryville, Missouri   age 94
novelist  James Jones   wrote book From Here to Eternity (1951)
born on 11-6-1921 in Robinson, Illinois
expired 5-9-1977 in Southampton, New York   age 55   cause: heart failure
People's Temple cult leader Rev.  James Warren "Jim" Jones   amateur mixologist --- served Guyana Cocktails to 1,000 followers in the jungle after ambushing congressional investigator; his last (tape recorded) words: ...mother...mother...mother...
born on 5-31-1931 in Lynn, Indiana
expired 11-18-1978 in Jonestown, Guyana   age 47   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
actress  Jennifer Jones   won 1943 Best Actress oscar for playing the titel role in The Song of Bernadette; also appeared in Duel in the Sun (as Pearl Chavez; 1946) & Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (as Dr. Han Suyin; 1955); was married to Robert Walker, David O. Selznick & Norton Simon
¤born: Phyllis Lee Isley 
born on 3-2-1919 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
expired 12-17-2009 in Malibu, California   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2005QKU, RIE8.7%
2006QKU, RIE6.7%
2007QKU, RIE6.5%
2008PCD, QKU, RIE9.4%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

railroad engineer  John Luther "Casey" Jones   engineer of the Cannon Ball Express which crashed into a stalled freight April 30, 1900; Casey went down with the locomotive; his fireman jumped for it
born on 3-14-1864 in Cayce, Kentucky
expired 4-30-1900 in Vaughn, Mississippi   age 36   cause: train wreck
wacky bandleader  Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones   his band: The City Slickers
born on 12-14-1911 in Long Beach, California
expired 5-1-1965 in Los Angeles, California   age 53
country comedian  Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones   former Hee-Haw star (1968-93)
born on 10-20-1913 in Niagra, Kentucky
expired 2-19-1998 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA, DR, JW18.8%

child/adolescent actress  Marcia Mae Jones   appeared in The Champ (1931; as Mary Lou), The Garden of Allah (1936), These Three (1936; as Rosalie Wells), Heidi (1937; as Klara Segermann opposite Shirley Temple's title roll performance) & The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938; as Mary Sawyer)
¤born: Marsha Mae Jones
Mrs. Robert Chic 
born on 8-1-1924 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-2-2007 in Woodland Hills, California   age 83   cause: pneumonia
classical trumpeter  Philip Jones   leader of a noted brass ensemble (1951-86)
born on 3-12-1928 in Bath, Somerset, England
expired 1-17-2000   age 71
 Robert Earl Jones   father of actor James Earl Jones
born on 2-3-1910 in Senatobia, Mississippi
expired 9-7-2006 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 96
golf course designer  Robert Trent Jones Sr.
born on 6-20-1906 in Ince, England
expired 6-14-2000 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 93   cause: complications from stroke
to 1931 award winner lawyer & legendary amateur golfer  Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr.   founded the Augusta National Golf course; founded Masters Golf Tournament (1934); first recipient of the Sullivan Award (1930)
born on 3-17-1902 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 12-18-1971 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 69   cause: burst abdominal aneurysm
Wu-Tang Clan rapper  Russell Tyrone Jones
¤aka: "Old Dirty Bastard," "O.D.B.," "Dirt McGirt
born on 11-15-1968 in New York, New York
expired 11-13-2004   age 35   cause: heart attack; cocaine & Tramadol
   Contest Selectors
2002 JEDS9.1%
2003 GHG5.6%

transplant recipient  Stormie Dawn Jones   she was born without low-density lipoprotein receptors
born on 5-30-1977 in Borger, Texas
expired 11-11-1990 in White Settlement, Texas   age 13   cause: rejected heart transplant
sculptor  Thomas Hudson Jones   carved the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for Arlington National Cemetery
born on 7-24-1892 in Buffalo, New York
expired 11-4-1969 in Hyannis, Massachusetts   age 77
British author & adventurer  Tristan Jones
born on 5-8-1924 in at sea near Tristan da Cunha
expired 6-21-1995   age 71
 Vivian Juanita Malone Jones   one of the students barred at the University of Alabama "door" by George Wallace (1963); subsequently admitted & graduated
born on 7-15-1942 in Mobile, Alabama
expired 10-13-2005 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 63   cause: stroke
Coasters basso-profundo  Will J. "Dub" Jones   known for singing the lines "Don't talk back." in Yakety-Yak and "Why's everybody always picking on me?" in Charlie Brown (1959)
born on 5-14-1928
expired 1-16-2000 in Long Beach, California   age 71
Barrow gang member  William Daniel Jones   a model for the C.W. Moss character in Bonnie and Clyde
born on 5-15-1916 in Dallas, Texas
expired 8-20-1974 in Houston, Texas   age 58   cause: shotgun wounds (3) to chest
Belgian composer and organist  Joseph Jongen   best known composition: Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra
born on 12-14-1873 in Liège, Belgium
expired 7-12-1953 in Sart-les-Spa, Belgium   age 79
Texas Instruments co-founder  John Erik Jonsson
born on 9-6-1901 in New York, New York
expired 8-31-1995   age 93
AKS: Johnson
baseball shortstop  Edwin David "Eddie" Joost   played for the Philadelphia Athletics (also managed the club in 1954)
born on 6-5-1916 in San Francisco, California
expired 4-12-2011 in Fair Oaks, California   age 94
bluesy rock vocalist  Janis Joplin
born on 1-19-1943 in Port Arthur, Texas
expired 10-4-1970 in Hollywood, California   age 27   cause: heroin overdose
ragtime pianist and composer  Scott Joplin   wrote Maple Leaf Rag, amongst many compositions
born on 11-24-1868 in Marshall, Texas
expired 4-1-1917 in New York, New York   age 48
former Texas congresswoman (1973-78)  Barbara Charline Jordan   on House Watergate impeachment panel (1974)
born on 2-21-1936
expired 1-17-1996   age 59   cause: viral pneumonia
saxophonist  Clifford Jordan
¤born: George William Jorgensen Jr. 
born on 9-2-1931 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-27-1993 in New York, New York   age 61   cause: cancer
jazz pianist  Irving Sidney "Duke" Jordan   performed with the likes of Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons & Stan Getz
born on 4-1-1922 in New York, New York
expired 8-8-2006 in Valby, Denmark   age 84
 James Edward "Jim" Jordan   radio's Fibber McGee
born on 11-6-1896 in Peroria, Illinois
expired 4-1-1988 in Los Angeles, California   age 91   cause: blood clot
 Marian Driscoll Jordan   Fibber McGee's Molly
born on 11-16-1896 in Peoria, Illinois
expired 4-7-1961 in Encino, California   age 64   cause: cancer
former Auburn football coach (1951-75)  Ralph "Shug" Jordan Sr.
born on 9-25-1910 in Selma, Alabama
expired 7-17-1980 in Auburn, Alabama   age 69   cause: leukemia
Carter chief-of-staff  William Hamilton McWhorter Jordan
born on 9-21-1944 in Charlotte, North Carolina
expired 5-20-2008 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 63   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 8.7000 solo points

pioneering sex change recipient (1952)  Christine Jorgensen
¤born: George Jorgensen 
born on 5-20-1926 in New York, New York
expired 5-3-1989 in San Clemente, California   age 62   cause: cancer
geezer  Earle M. Jorgensen
born on 6-22-1898
expired 8-11-1999   age 101
actor  Victor Jory
born on 11-23-1902 in Dawson City, Alaska
expired 2-11-1982 in Santa Monica, California   age 79
former Drexel Burnham Lambert CEO  Frederick Harold Joseph   his not-so-hands-on supervision of Michael Milken cost the firm big-time: felony convictions & fines approximating $650,000,000.00, chapter 11 bankruptcy + loss of being a CEO or chairman at a securities firm for 10 years
born on 4-22-1937 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 11-27-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 72   cause: complications from multiple myeloma
former pro-bowler  Joseph G. "Joe" Joseph
born on 4-11-1918
expired 6-9-1988   age 70
character actor  Allyn Morgan Joslyn
born on 7-21-1901 in Milford, Pennsylvania
expired 1-22-1981 in Woodland Hills, California   age 79   cause: cardiac failure
French trade union federation president  Léon Jouhaux   1951 Nobel peace prize winner
born on 7-1-1879 in Paris, France
expired 4-28-1954 in Paris, France   age 74
physicist and electricity researcher  James Prescott Joule   advanced what is now known as Joule's Law (1840); eponymous unit of energy (1 Joule = 107 erg = 0.2390 calories)
born on 12-24-1818 in Salford, Lancashire, England
expired 10-11-1889 in Sale, England   age 70
auto industry analyst  Arvid F. Jouppi
born on 3-14-1918
expired 6-22-1995   age 77
former publishing company head (1954-90)  William Jovanovich   headed Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich
¤born: Vladimir Jovanovich 
born on 2-6-1920 in Colorado
expired 12-4-2001 in San Diego, California   age 81   cause: heart attack
toy & coin designer  Marcel Jovine   came up with the Visible Man / Woman anatomy dolls (1960); designed medals awarded at 1980 Lake Placid Olympic games
born on 7-26-1921 in Naples, Italy
expired 1-20-2003 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 81
long-ago movie actress  Brenda Joyce   did five Tarzan movies as Jane (replacing Maureen O'Sullivan in the role)
¤born: Betty Grafina Leabo
ex-Mrs.Owen Ward (1941-9) 
born on 2-25-1917 in Excelsior Spring, Missouri
expired 7-4-2009 in Santa Monica, California   age 92
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 5.8000 solo points

Irish author  James Augustine Aloysius Joyce   writer of Finnegan's Wake and Ulysses (banned in U.S. from 1922 until 1933); his coined word "quark" (used in Finnegan's Wake) whimsically became the name of the most elemental physical particle of matter
born on 2-2-1882 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 1-13-1941 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 58
much-married "actress" and Ziegfeld Follies girl  Peggy Hopkins Joyce   appeared in International House with W.C. Fields and Burns and Allen
¤born: Margaret Upton 
born on --1893 in Norfolk, Virginia
expired 6-12-1957   age 63
British fascist  William Joyce   male equivalent of Axis Sally during World War II; derisively called "Lord Haw-Haw"; hanged for treason
born on 4-26-1906 in New York, New York
expired 1-3-1946 in Wandsworth Prison, England   age 39
to 1989 award winnerto 1987 award winner track and field star  Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner   won 1988 Sullivan Award
born on 12-21-1959 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-21-1998 in Mission Viejo, California   age 38   cause: "heart seizure"
former U Cincinnati basketball coach  Edwin Louis Jucker   won two NCAA championships (1961 & 62)
born on 7-8-1916 in Norwood, Ohio
expired 2-2-2002 in Callawassie Island, South Carolina   age 85
actor  Edward Judd   played journalist Peter Stenning in The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), Arnold Bedford in First Men In The Moon (1964) & was in Island of Terror (1966)
born on 10-4-1932 in Shanghai, China
expired 2-24-2009 in Mitcham, Surrey, England   age 76
music agent  Arthur Judson   from 1930 to 1935 managed both the New York Philharmonic & the Philadelphia Orchestra; founded the United Independent Broadcasters (UIB) in 1927; acquired the failing Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System & merged the two operations into a single entity — the Columbia Broadcasting System
born on 2-17-1881
expired 1-28-1975 in Rye, New York   age 93
Muppeteer/writer  Jerome Ravn "Jerry" Juhl   wrote lots of really bad jokes (groaners) for Fozzie Bear; came up with story and/or screenplay for The Muppet Movie (1979), The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), Muppet Treasure Island (1996) & Muppets in Outer Space (1999)
born on 6-28-1938 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 9-26-2005 in San Francisco, California   age 67   cause: complications from pancreatic cancer
mathematician  Gaston Maurice Julia   pioneered in what became "chaos"
born on 2-3-1893 in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
expired 3-19-1978 in Paris, France   age 85
actor  Raul Rafael Carlos Julia y Arcelay   played Gomez in the Addams Family movies
born on 3-9-1940 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
expired 10-24-1994 in Manhasset, New York   age 54
research chemist  Percy Lavon Julian Sr.   discovered processes to synthesize cortisone & physostigmine
born on 4-11-1899 in Montgomery, Alabama
expired 4-19-1975 in Waukegan, Illinois   age 76   cause: cancer
former Netherlands  Queen Juliana   reigned from 1948 to 1980
¤full name: Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina
title: Princess of Orange-Nassau 
born on 4-30-1909 in The Hague, The Netherlands
expired 3-20-2004 in Soestdijk, The Netherlands   age 94
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO, KLS11.1%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

Lebanese Druze sect leader  Kamal Fouad Jumblat   father of Walid
born on 12-6-1917 in Mukhtara, Lebanon
expired 3-16-1977 in Baaklin, Lebanon   age 59   cause: assassinated; shot
actor  Gordon Jump   former "lonely" Maytag Repairman in commercials; also played hapless station manager Arthur Carlson on WKRP in Cincinnati tv series
born on 4-1-1932 in Dayton, Ohio
expired 9-22-2003 in Coto de Caza, California   age 71   cause: respiratory failure; pulmonary fibrosis
jazz trumpeter  Harold Harling June
born on 12-17-1906
expired 3-13-1992   age 85
pioneer analytic psychologist  Carl Gustav Jung   created the terms extrovert, introvert and inferiority complex
born on 7-26-1875 in Basel, Switzerland
expired 6-6-1961 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 85
Hitler's personal secretary (1943-45)  Gertraud "Traudl" Junge   succeeded Gerda Christian in this coveted position (got to type up his last will and testament --- Oooooh!)
¤née: Humps 
born on 3-16-1920 in München, Germany
expired 2-10-2002 in München, Germany   age 81   cause: cancer
`The Spartan' statue (Sparty) on his pedestal M.A.C./M.S.C. art department instructor (1940-63)  Leonard D. Jungwirth   designed & built world's largest free-standing ceramic (terra cotta) statue, The Spartan (unveiled 6/9/1945); "Sparty" former stood in in the Kalamazoo/Red Cedar/Chestnut traffic circle, an open target for U of M paintball snipers; a new bronze statue (cast from the orginal mold) now stands in that location while the original terra-cotta version stands inside the entrance to the football stadium luxury boxes
born on 10-18-1903 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 8-21-1963 in East Lansing, Michigan   age 59   cause: heart attack
actress  Katy Jurado   once married to Ernest Borgnine
¤full name: Maria Cristina Jurado Garcia 
born on 1-16-1924 in Guadalajara, Mexico
expired 6-28-2002 in Cuernavaca, Mexico   age 78
product quality guru  Joseph Moses Juran   created the Pareto principle (80-20 rule)
born on 12-24-1904 in Braila, Moldova, Romania
expired 2-28-2008 in Rye, New York   age 103   cause: stroke
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO, RR11.1%
   Scored 4.7000 solo points

movie director  Nathan Hertz Juran   made The Deadly Mantis (1957), The Brain from Planet Arous (1957), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) & Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
born on 9-1-1907 in Austria-Hungary
expired 10-16-2002 in Palos Verdes Estates, California   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2002 JAC, RR18.2%
   Scored 4.2500 points

inventor  John Calvin Jureit   came up with the Gang-Nail roof truss connector plate
born on 7-24-1918
expired 9-9-2005 in Stuart, Florida   age 87   cause: head injuries suffered in fall
actor  Curt Jurgens
born on 12-12-1915 in München, Germany
expired 6-18-1982   age 66
   Contest Selectors
1979 SB7.7%

former agent  Martin Jurow   produced Breakfast at Tiffany's & Terms of Endearment
born on 12-14-1911 in New York, New York
expired 2-12-2004 in Dallas, Texas   age 92   cause: Parkinson's disease
character actor  James Norval Harald Robertson Justice   in Moby Dick (1956), Land of the Pharaohs (1955) and played surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt in Doctor in the House film series (1954)
born on 6-15-1905
expired 7-2-1975 in King's Somborne, England   age 70   cause: complications from stroke
retired Disney animator   William Barnard "Bill" Justice   worked on Fantasia & Bambi; directed the animated opening for the original Mickey Mouse Club tv show
born on 2-9-1914 in Dayton, Ohio
expired 2-10-2011 in Santa Monica, California   age 97
Robert Justman in his namesake shuttlecraft from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Star Trek producer  Robert Harris Justman   was the assistant director on the Mickey Mouse Club
born on 7-13-1926 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 5-28-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease

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