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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

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