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retired MSU English Department professor  Carl David Mead   cracked the Japanese Administrative Code during World War II (April 1943)
born on 5-4-1913 in Cadiz, Ohio
expired 8-17-2005 in East Lansing, Michigan   age 92
irrigation engineer Dr.  Elwood Mead   was commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (1924-36); has a big lake behind a big dam named for him
born on 1-16-1858 in Patriot, Indiana
expired 1-26-1936 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 78   cause: coronary thrombosis
anthropology fraud  Margaret Mead   wrote Coming of Age in Samoa (1926)
¤Mrs. Gregory Bateson 
born on 12-16-1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-5-1978 in New York, New York   age 76   cause: cancer
 James Edward Meade   co-recipient of the 1977 Nobel prize in Economics
born on 6-23-1907 in Swanage, Dorsetshire, England
expired 12-22-1995 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 88
Vaughn as the right reverend Dr. Oral Sacrifice in `Linda Lovelace for President' pianist & one-time comedian  Abbott Vaughn Meader   in 1962/63 had a smash hit with album The First Family; career bottomed-out with Linda Lovelace for President (1975)
born on 3-20-1936 in Waterville, Maine
expired 10-29-2004 in Auburn, Maine   age 68   cause: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; emphysema
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 8.2000 solo points

early "astronaut" & Honeymooners actress  Audrey Meadows   played Alice Kramden; (despite Ralph's promises, she never did make it to the moon...)
¤born: Audrey Cotter 
born on 2-8-1922 in Wuchang, China
expired 2-3-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 73   cause: lung cancer
AFL-CIO president  William George Meany
born on 8-16-1894 in New York, New York
expired 1-10-1980 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 85
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, HFS, MS23.1%
1980 BD, DH, DR, DW, EB, GP, JH, JW, MM, RR62.5%
   Scored 1.5000 points

Aussie geezer  Beatrice Mears
born on 3-4-1888
expired 12-3-2001 in Kensington Park, South Australia, Australia   age 113
former kid actor  Shirley Jean Rickert Measures   appeared in five Our Gang comedies (1931) then did five Mickey McGuire comedies (1933-34) as Tomboy Taylor; after the movies she became a burlesque stripper in the 1950s (as "Gilda" & "Her Crowning Glory") and then went into industrial hardware sales
born on 3-25-1926 in Seattle, Washington
expired 2-6-2009 in Saratoga Springs, New York   age 82   cause: cardiovascular disease
former auto dealer & Arizona governor (1987-8)  Evan Mecham   was impeached & removed from office in 1988
born on 5-12-1924 in Duchesne, Utah
expired 2-21-2008 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 83   cause: Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 6.7000 solo points

AKS: Meacham
former New Mexico governor & senator (1962-4)  Edwin Leard Mechem
born on 7-2-1912 in Alamagordo, Otero County, New Mexico
expired 11-27-2002 in Albuquerque, New Mexico   age 90
Dr.  Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov   shared the 1908 Nobel prize in medicine for his work on immunity
born on 5-16-1845 in Kharkoff, Russia
expired 7-16-1916 in Paris, France   age 71   cause: heart failure
Dr.  Peter Brian Medawar   shared the 1960 Nobel prize in medicine for the discovery of acquired immunological tolerance
born on 2-28-1915 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
expired 10-2-1987 in London, England   age 72   cause: strokes
Texas death row inmate  Jose Ernesto Medellin
¤number: 999134 
born on 3-4-1975 in Mexico
expired 8-5-2008 in Huntsville, Texas   age 33   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors

actress  Kay Medford
born on 9-14-1920 in New York, New York
expired 4-17-1980 in New York, New York   age 59
to next Pope: Paul Vto previous Pope: Clement VIII Catholic Church leader (1605)  Alessandro Ottaviano de Medici   elected 233rd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church March 31, 1605; was Pope for only 27 days after his election
¤Pope Leo XI 
born on --1535 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
expired 4-27-1605 in Rome, Italy   age 69
to next Pope: Pius Vto previous Pope: Paul IV Catholic Church leader (1559-1565)  Giovanni Angelo Medici   elected 225th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church December 26, 1559
¤Pope Pius IV 
born on 3-31-1499 in Milan, Italy
expired 12-9-1565 in Rome, Italy   age 66   cause: fever
to next Pope: Adrian VIto previous Pope: Julius II Catholic Church leader (1513-1521)  Giovanni de' Medici   elected 218th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church March 11, 1513
¤Pope Leo X 
born on 12-11-1475 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
expired 12-1-1521 in Rome, Italy   age 45   cause: malaria
to next Pope: Paul IIIto previous Pope: Adrian VI Catholic Church leader (1523-1534)  Giulio de' Medici   elected 220th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church November 18, 1523
¤Pope Clement VII 
born on --1478 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
expired 9-25-1534 in Rome, Italy   age 56
Oklahoma death row inmate  Floyd Allen Medlock
born on 10-9-1971
expired 1-16-2001 in McAlester, Oklahoma   age 29   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 TEX12½%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (only 2 of the minimum 3 needed)

Doo-wop singer/music arranger/record producer  Henry "Hank" Medress   as a member of The Tokens sang backup on The Lion Sleeps Tonight (1961); was producer (or co-producer) on a raft of hits: "One Fine Day (1963), He's So Fine (1963) & Sweet Talkin' Guy (1966) for The Chifons, The Happening, See You In September, I Got Rhythm, Tony Orlando's big hits Candida, Knock Three Times and Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree (1973) & Hot Hot Hot (1987) for Buster Poindexter
born on 11-19-1938 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 6-18-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 68   cause: lung cancer
baseball Hall of Fame member  Joseph Michael "Ducky Joe" Medwick   played ball from 1932 to 1948 with "Gashouse Gang"
born on 11-24-1911 in Carteret, New Jersey
expired 3-21-1975 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 63   cause: heart attack
boxer  Eugene Walcott "Willie" Meehan   won 1918 fight decision over Jack Dempsey
expired 2-9-1953 in San Francisco, California   age 79
World War II Port Chicago ammunition loader  Freddie Meeks   one of 50 sailors courts-martialed after catastrophic ship explosions; pardoned by Bubba (1999)
born on 10-24-1919 in Natchez, Mississippi
expired 6-19-2003 in West Los Angeles, California   age 83   cause: heart failure; gangrene; complications from diabetes
ESPN sportscaster  Thomas E. "Tom" Mees
born on 10-13-1949
expired 8-14-1996 in Southington, Connecticut   age 46   cause: drowned in swimming pool
cartoon voice actor  Don Messick   provided the voice of Uniblab (from a Jetsons episode first broadcast 11/25/1962)
born on 9-7-1927 in Buffalo, New York
expired 10-24-1997   age 70   cause: stroke
retired Marine General  Vernon Megee
born on 6-5-1900 in Broken Arrow, Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
expired 1-14-1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico   age 91
graphic designer  Philip B. Meggs   wrote definitive history of graphic & advertising design
born on 5-30-1942 in Newberry, South Carolina
expired 11-20-2002 in Richmond, Virginia   age 60   cause: leukemia
last pure-blood Kaw Indian tribe member  William A. Mehojah   his tribe, also known as the Kanza or Kansa gave their name to the state of Kansas
¤Indian name: "Little Star" 
born on 8-6-1916 in Washunga, Oklahoma
expired 4-23-2000 in Omaha, Nebraska   age 83   cause: lung failure
tribal warlord  Baitullah Mehsud
born on --1974 in Landi Dhok, Bannu Region, Khyber, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan
expired 8-23-2009 in South Waziristan   age 35   cause: assassinated; injuries suffered in 8/5/09 Predator drone missle attack
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Michigan retailer  Frederik Gerhard Hendrik Meijer   "Why pay more?" (To get more, fool.); ironically (or appropriately) he died on (retail) Black Friday ("Why live more?")
born on 12-7-1919 in Greenville, Michigan
expired 11-25-2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan   age 91   cause: stroke
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%

Hedrick's widow  Gezina Meijer   co-founder of Michigan retailer (1934)
born on 7-11-1886 in Overijssel, The Netherlands
expired 2-1-1978 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 91
geezer  Marie-Louise Fébronie Meilleur
born on 8-29-1880 in Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
expired 4-16-1998 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada   age 117
violent Marxist "revolutionary" & crackpot bimbo  Ulrike Marie Meinhof   had pretenses of being a journalist; member of Germany's "Baader-Meinhof" gang of the late 1960s and early 1970s; took the coward's way out of prison
born on 10-7-1934 in Oldenburg, Germany
expired 5-9-1976 in Stuttgart, Germany   age 41   cause: suicide; hanged
former Israeli Prime Minister  Golda Meir   3rd Prime Minister of Israel (1964-74)
¤born: Golda Mabovitz
aka: Golda Myerson 
born on 5-3-1898 in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia
expired 12-8-1978 in Jerusalem, Israel   age 80   cause: leukemia
character actor  Günter Meisner   played Hitler a lot; best remembered for playing the Everlasting Gobstopper-seeking Artur Slugworth/Mr. Wilkinson in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
born on 4-18-1926 in Bremen, Germany
expired 12-5-1994 in Berlin, Germany   age 68   cause: heart failure
AKS: Gunter
German Reich minister and Chancellery head  Otto Meissner   held the posts under Egbert, von Hindenburg and Hitler
expired 5-27-1953 in München, Germany   age 73
 Bill Meistrell   co-founded neoprene wetsuit maker Body Glove with his twin brother Bob (1965)
born on 7-30-1928 in Boonville, Missouri
expired 7-25-2006 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California   age 77   cause: Parkinson's disease
physicist and mathematician  Lise Meitner   co-discovered (with Otto Hahn) of Protactinium (element 91 — 1918); co-discovered of nuclear fission (1938) — wuz robbed by the Nobel Committee over da prize
born on 11-17-1878 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-27-1968 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 89
opera diva Dame  Nellie Melba   famous for foods named in her honor: Peaches Melba and Melba Toast
¤born: Helen Porter Mitchell
Mrs. Charles Nesbitt Armstrong 
born on 5-19-1859 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
expired 2-23-1931 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 71
record producer & songwriter  Terry Melcher   son of Doris Day (by Al Jorden)
¤born: Terry Jorden 
born on 2-8-1942 in New York, New York
expired 11-19-2004 in Beverly Hills, California   age 62   cause: melanoma
Wagnerian tenor  Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel Melchior
born on 3-20-1890 in Copenhagen, Denmark
expired 3-18-1973 in Santa Monica, California   age 82   cause: liver tumor
animator  José Cuauhtémoc "Bill" Meléndez   animated the Peanuts tv cartoons; povided the voice of Snoopy & Woodstock
born on 11-15-1916 in Hermosilla, Sonora, Mexico
expired 9-2-2008 in Santa Monica, California   age 91
   Contest Selectors

AKS: Jose Cuautemoc Melendez
Wham-O co-founder (1948)  Arthur K. "Spud" Melin   company bought rights to Pipco Flying Saucer (1955), later renamed the Pluto Platter (1957), finally the Frisbee (1958; named for character in 1950s Mr. Frisbie comic strip)
born on 12-30-1924 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-28-2002 in Costa Mesa, California   age 77   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
pianist/bandleader  José Melis   Jack Paar's bandleader on Tonight Show (1957-62)
¤full name: José Melis Guiu 
born on 2-27-1920 in Havana, Cuba
expired 4-7-2005 in Sun City, Arizona   age 85   cause: respiratory infection
AKS: Jose
actress  Marisa Mell   played Eva Kant in Diabolik (1968)
¤born: Marlies Theres Moitzi 
born on 2-24-1939 in Graz, Austria
expired 5-6-1992 in Vienna, Austria   age 53   cause: throat cancer
rickets researcher Sir  Edward Mellanby   his work led to the discovery of vitamin D
born on --1884 in Hartepool, England
expired 1-30-1955 in London, England   age 70
Frederick's of Hollywood founder  Frederick N. Mellinger
born on 11-26-1913 in New York, New York
expired 6-2-1990 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: pneumonia
soccer player & sometime movie actor  Breno Mello   had the title role in Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus; 1959)
born on 9-7-1931 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
expired 7-11-2008 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil   age 76   cause: heart attack
Harding/Coolidge/Hoover Treasury Secretary (1921-1932)  Andrew William Mellon   had peripheral involement in Teapot Dome scandal
born on 3-24-1855 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 8-26-1937 in Southampton, New York   age 82
1993 Kentucky Derby winner's owner  Paul Mellon   son of Andrew W.
born on 6-11-1907 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 2-1-1999 in Upperville, Virginia   age 91
banking family member  William Larimer Mellon   founder of Gulf Oil Company
expired 10-8-1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 81
jazz/blues singer  Alan George Heywood Melly   lived a lively, if disolute, life; turned author later on in life
born on 8-17-1926 in Liverpool, England
expired 7-5-2007 in London, England   age 80   cause: lung cancer; vascular dementia
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.0000 solo points

polio researcher Dr.  Joseph Louis Melnick   earned Ph.D. in physiological chemistry (1936)
born on 10-9-1914 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 1-7-2001 in Houston, Texas   age 86   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
character actor  Sid Melton   played Ichabod Mudd on the Captain Midnight tv series (1950s) & Alf Monroe on Green Acres
¤born: Sidney Meltzer 
born on 5-22-1917 in New York, New York
expired 11-2-2011 in Burbank, California   age 94   cause: pneumonia
author  Herman Melville   wrote Moby Dick (1851), Billy Budd, Typee and Bartleby, the Scrivener
born on 8-1-1812 in New York, New York
expired 9-28-1891 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: heart failure
actor  Sam Melville   played officer Mike Danko on The Rookies tv series
born on 8-20-1936 in Fillmore, Utah
expired 3-9-1989   age 52   cause: heart failure
Melville Corp. president (1030-56) & chairman (1956-77)  Ward Melville   originated the Thom McAn shoe line (1922; named for Scottish golf pro Thomas McCann)
born on 1-5-1887 in New York, New York
expired 6-9-1977 in New York, New York   age 90
character actor  Allan Melvin   appeared on Broadway in the original cast of Stalag 17 as Reed (1951-2); played Cpl. Henshaw on The Phil Silvers Show as Sgt. Bilko's right-hand man & was Archie Bunker's neighbor & friend Barney on All In The Family and voiced Magilla Gorilla for Hanna/Barbera
born on 2-18-1923 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 1-17-2008 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: cancer
AKS: Alan
singer & band leader  Harold Melvin   leader of the Blue Notes band
born on 6-25-1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 3-24-1997 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 57   cause: stroke
author, journalist, social critic  Henry Lewis Mencken   wrote The American Language; coined term ecdysiast
born on 9-12-1880 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 1-29-1956 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 75
physicist  Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev   created the Period Table of the Elements (1869)
born on 2-7-1834 in Tobolsk, Siberia, Russia
expired 1-20-1907 in Saint Petersburg, Russia   age 72   cause: pneumonia
mob mouthpiece  Hiram Zaph Mendow   one of Capone's lawyers
born on 8-6-1893 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 5-11-2001 in La Jolla, California   age 107
Chilean general  César Mendoza Durán   part of Pinochet's junta
born on 9-11-1918 in Santiago, Chile
expired 9-13-1996 in Santiago, Chile   age 78   cause: pancreatic cancer
Ethiopian  King Menelik II   became King (Negus) of Bezehob (1865); ruled 1889-1913
¤born: Sahle Mirian 
born on 8-17-1844 in Ankober, Shewa, Ethiopia
expired 12-12-1913 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   age 69
Ethiopian Empress  Wolzero Waizeur Menen   wife of Emperor Haile Selassie I; outlawed child marriage and harems
expired 2-15-1962 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   age 71
Dutch orchestra conductor  Joseph Willem Mengelberg   exiled for collaborating with Nazis
born on 3-28-1871 in Utrecht, Netherlands
expired 3-22-1951 in Zuort, Switzerland   age 79
Josef Mengele in 1971 hunted Nazi  Josef Mengele
¤pseudonym: Wolfgang Gerhard 
born on 3-16-1911 in Gunzburg, Bavaria, Germany
expired 2-7-1979 in Bertioga Beach, Brazil   age 67   cause: drowned; stroke
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW7.7%
   confirmation of death came almost a decade later — no points scored

AKS: Joseph
dapper actor  Adolph Jean Menjou
born on 2-8-1890 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 10-29-1963 in Beverly Hills, California   age 73
Bergen-Belson concentration camp survivor  Irma Sonnenberg Menkel   in July 21, 1997 Newsweek article she claimed to be last person to see Anne Frank alive
born on 4-21-1897 in Germany
expired 12-21-1998 in Charlottesville, Virginia   age 101
animal trainer  Carmine "Bud" Mennella   J. Fred Muggs personal trainer
born on 8-12-1921
expired 3-10-2002 in Tampa, Florida   age 80   cause: Parkinson's disease; Alzheimer's disease
Jiffy Pop founder  Frederick C. Mennen
born on 5-27-1928 in LaPorte, Indiana
expired 3-19-1991 in LaPorte, Indiana   age 62
psychiatrist Dr.  Charles Frederick Menninger   co-founder of the Menninger Clinic (1920); brother of Karl & William
expired 11-28-1953 in Topeka, Kansas   age 91
psychiatrist  Karl Menninger   co-founder of the Menninger Clinic (1920); brother of Charles & William
born on 7-23-1893 in Topeka, Kansas
expired 7-18-1990 in Topeka, Kansas   age 96
physician Dr.  William C. Menninger   co-founder of the Menninger Clinic (1920); brother of Charles & Karl
born on 10-15-1899 in Topeka, Kansas
expired 9-6-1966 in Topeka, Kansas   age 66
actress  Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor   played role of Eurydice in Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus; 1959)
born on 1-3-1934 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (near)
expired 8-25-2008 in Paris   age 72   cause: heart attack
composer  Gian-Carlo Menotti   wrote Amahl and the Night Visitors; cofounder of the Spoleto Festival
born on 7-7-1911 in Cadigliano, Italy
expired 2-1-2007 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2007NFG, PCD6.5%
   Scored 4.2500 points

1979 Mr. Olympia bodybuilder  Mike Mentzer
born on 11-15-1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-10-2001 in Rolling Hills Estates, California   age 49   cause: heart attack
pianist  Yaltah Menuhin   Yehudi's younger sister
born on 10-7-1921 in San Francisco, California
expired 6-9-2001 in London, England   age 79
classical violinist & conductor Sir  Yehudi Menuhin
¤brother of Hephzibah 
born on 4-22-1916 in New York, New York
expired 3-12-1999 in Berlin, Germany   age 82   cause: heart failure
Soviet OGPU (Unified State Political Directorate) head (1926-34)  Vyacheslav R Menzhinski   succeeded Dzerzhinski
born on --1874
expired ??-??-1934   age 60
former Australian prime minister (1939-41; 1949-66) Sir  Robert Gordon Menzies
born on 12-20-1894 in Jeparit Township, Victoria, Australia
expired 5-15-1978 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   age 83
British Secret Intelligence Service head (1939-51) Major General Sir  Stewart Graham Menzies   Ian Fleming used him as the model for "M" in the James Bond book series
expired 5-30-1968 in London, England   age 78
 William Cameron Menzies   art director of 1933 live action Alice in Wonderland; production designer for Gone With the Wind (also 2nd unit director) and Invaders from Mars (1953; also directed); director of Things to Come (1936)
born on 7-29-1896 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 3-5-1967 in Hollywood, California   age 70
Spanish assassin  Ramón Mercader   assassinated Leon Trotsky in Mexico on 8/20/1940 on orders of Stalin
¤aka: Frank Jacson 
born on --1914
expired 10-18-1978 in Havana, Cuba   age 64
song writer & movie composer  John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer   wrote lyrics for Hooray For Hollywood (1937 — from Hollywood Hotel; music by Dick Whiting) & Moon River (1961; music by Henry Mancini); won four Academy Awards; co-founded Capitol Records
born on 11-18-1909 in Savannah, Georgia
expired 6-25-1976 in Bel Air, California   age 66
cabaret artist  Mabel Mercer
born on 2-1-1900 in Burton-on-Trent, England
expired 4-20-1984 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts   age 84
blues singer & actress  Mary Ruth "Mae" Mercer   appeared in The Beguiled & Dirty Harry
born on 6-12-1932 in Battleboro, North Carolina
expired 10-29-2008 in Northridge, California   age 76   cause: stroke
radio dj & CBS network announcer  William Roscoe Mercer
¤air name: "Rosko
born on 5-25-1927 in New York, New York
expired 8-1-2000 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: cancer
movie producer  Ismail Merchant   partnered with James Ivory & Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
¤born: Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman 
born on 12-25-1936 in Bombay, India (now Mumbai)
expired 5-25-2005 in London, England   age 68   cause: complications following surgery for stomach ulcers
greedy financier  Adolf Merckle   short-sold a bunch of VW stock but it went up in value, so he lost a bundle, leaving his business in shambles
born on 3-18-1934 in Dresden, Germany
expired 1-5-2009 in Blaubeuren, Germany   age 74   cause: suicide; stepped in front of a train
Never On Sunday actress  Melina Mercouri
¤born: Maria Amalia Mercouri 
born on 10-18-1925 in Athens, Greece
expired 3-6-1994   age 71
Queen lead singer  Frederick Bulsara "Freddie" Mercury   sang Another One Bites the Dust (eventually, we all do)
born on 9-8-1946 in Zanzibar, Zanzibar
expired 11-24-1991 in Kensington, England   age 45
Monday Night Football's Don Meredith, Howard Cosell & Frank Giffordinterviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in February 1978 former sports broadcaster  Joseph "Dandy" Don Meredith   an original announcer on Monday Night Football show (with Cosell & Gifford)
born on 4-10-1938 in Mount Vernon, Texas
expired 12-5-2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 72   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
actor  Oliver Burgess Meredith   tv Batman's The Penguin; movies included: Of Mice and Men, Rocky, Advise and Consent and Grumpy Old Men
born on 11-16-1907 in Lakewood, Ohio
expired 9-9-1997 in Malibu, California   age 89   cause: complications from melanoma; Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%
1980 EB, MM12.5%

geologist  Hans Merensky   discovered South African diamond and platinum deposits
born on 3-16-1871
expired 10-21-1952 in Diuwelskloof, South Africa   age 81
Linotype inventor (1884)  Ottmar Mergenthaler
born on 5-11-1854 in Hachtel, Germany
expired 10-28-1899 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 45
Chilean Admiral  José Toribio Merino   part of Pinochet's junta
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
singer/actress  Ethel Merman
¤born: Ethel Agnes Zimmerman 
born on 1-16-1909 in Astoria, New York
expired 2-15-1984 in New York, New York   age 75   cause: glioblastoma
Broadway producer  David Merrick   produced Fanny (1954), The World of Suzie Wong (1958), Destry Rides Again (1958), Gypsy (1958), Irma La Douce (1960), Becket (1960), I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1961), Stop the World --- I Want to Get Off (1962), Oliver (1962), Hello, Dolly (1964), The Roar of the Greasepaint --- the Smell of the Crowd (1965), Cactus Flower (1965), 42nd Street (1980), ....
¤born: David Margulois 
born on 11-27-1911 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 4-25-2000 in London, England   age 88
disease victim  Joseph Carey Merrick   afflicted with genetic disease (originally thought to be neurofibramatosis; now diagnosed as Proteus Syndrome) that caused large bone tumors, resulting in severe disfigurment; life was basis for play and movie The Elephant Man
¤aka: "The Elephant Man
born on 8-5-1862 in Leicester, England
expired 4-11-1890 in London, England   age 27   cause: asphyxiation/suffocation
 Marion Eliza Merrick   sister of Joseph; afflicted with same disease
born on 9-28-1867 in Leicester, England
expired ??-??-1891 in Leicester, England   age 24   cause: mylitis
1984 Nobel laureate  Robert Bruce Merrifield   won in the chemistry category
born on 7-15-1921 in Fort Worth, Texas
expired 5-14-2006 in Cresskill, New Jersey   age 84
lyricist  Bob Merrill   wrote lyrics for Funny Girl and the songs How Much is that Doggie in the Window, Mairzy Doats and If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake
¤born: Henry Robert Merrill Levan 
born on 5-17-1921 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
expired 2-17-1998 in Culver City, California   age 76   cause: suicide; gunshot
investment brokerage co-founder  Charles Edward Merrill   in 1914 co-founded Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beane; (later Beane got bumped by Smith)
born on 10-19-1885 in Green Cove, Florida
expired 10-6-1956 in Southampton, New York   age 70
World War II "Merrill's Marauders" leader Major General  Frank Dow Merrill
born on 12-4-1903
expired 12-11-1955 in Fernandina Beach, Florida   age 51
actor  Gary Merrill
born on 8-2-1914 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 3-5-1990 in Falmouth, Maine   age 75   cause: lung cancer
radio/tv writer  Howard Merrill   co-creator of the I've Got A Secret game show (1952)
born on 3-27-1916 in New York, New York
expired 4-20-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 86
actress & singer  Joan Merrill
born on 1-2-1918 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 5-10-1992 in New York, New York   age 74   cause: stroke
former opera baritone  Robert Merrill
¤born: Moishe Miller
intermediate name change: Merrill Miller 
born on 6-4-1917 in New York, New York
expired 10-23-2004 in New Rochelle, New York   age 87
sociologist  Robert King Merton   coiner of such terms as "self-fulfilling prophecy" & "role models"
¤born: Meyer R. Schkolnick 
born on 7-4-1910 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-23-2003 in New York, New York   age 92
Trappist monk & author  Thomas Merton   wrote The Seven Story Mountain (1948); influenced by a meeting with Hindu scholar Mahanambrata Brahmachari
born on 1-31-1915 in Prades, France
expired 12-9-1968 in Bangkok, Thailand   age 53   cause: accident
physician  Franz Anton Mesmer   did early studies of hypnotism; the effect of being "put under" came to be known as being mesmerized
born on 5-23-1734 in Baden-Baden, Germany
expired 3-5-1815 in Merseburg, Germany   age 80
former Philips Electronics executive  John Carl Messerschmitt   involved in the introduction of the laser video disc, compact disc & CD-ROM to the U.S. market; cousin of plane designer Willie Messerschmitt
born on 5-24-1922 in New York, New York
expired 4-8-2004 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: pancreatic cancer
German industrialist  Wilhelm "Willy" Messerschmitt   designed & built aircraft
born on 6-26-1898 in Augsburg, Germany
expired 9-15-1978 in München, Germany   age 80   cause: complications following surgery
French composer  Olivier Eugene Prosper Charles Messiaen
born on 12-10-1908 in Avignon, France
expired 4-28-1992 in Paris, France   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

former Brenda Starr cartoonist  Dalia "Dale" Messick   created comic strip in 1940
born on 4-11-1906 in South Bend, Indiana
expired 4-5-2005 in Penngrove, California   age 98
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO, JL, PCD16.7%
2004DTM, PCD11.1%
2005DTM, PCD8.7%
   Scored 3.9500 points

former French prime minister (July 1972-May 1974)  Pierre August Joseph Messmer
born on 3-20-1916 in Vincennes, France
expired 8-29-2007 in Paris, France   age 91
weepy PTL hustler  Tamara Faye LaValley Bakker Messner   ex-wife of Jim Bakker; her second marriage was to the builder of PTL headquarters & "theme park" Roe Messner
¤aka: Tammy Faye 
born on 3-7-1942 in International Falls, Minnesota
expired 7-20-2007 in Loch Lloyd, Missouri   age 65   cause: lung cancer; colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005ANG, QKU, WORM13.0%
   Scored 6.0000 points

renowned political party giver  Perle Skirvin Mesta   U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg (1949-53); Irving Berlin wrote Call Me Madam about her; called the "Hostess with the Mostess"
¤born: Pearl Fried Skirvin 
born on 10-12-1891 in Sturgis, Michigan
expired 3-16-1975 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   age 83
free diver  Audrey Mestre   attempted to set new world record (561 ft).
born on 8-11-1974 in Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
expired 10-12-2002 in La Romana, Dominican Republic   age 28   cause: drowned; blacked out hundreds of feet down
author  Grace de Rapentigny Metalious   wrote Peyton Place (1956)
born on 9-8-1924 in Manchester, New Hampshire
expired 2-25-1964 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 39
Greek dictator General  John Metaxas   "ruled" from August 1936 until his death
¤real name: Ioannis Metaxas 
born on 4-12-1871 in Cephalonia, Greece
expired 1-29-1941 in Athens, Greece   age 69   cause: throat infection
Greenpeace co-founder  E. Bennett Metcalfe   first chairman of the organization
born on 10-31-1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
expired 10-14-2003 in Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada   age 83   cause: heart attack
1940s & 50s "mad bomber"  George P. Metesky   paranoid schizophrenic with impulses to martyrdom; spent 17 years in Matteawan booby hatch for 37 blasts he set off in New York City
¤aka: "F.P." (Fair Play) 
born on 11-2-1903 in Waterbury, Connecticut
expired 5-23-1994 in Waterbury, Connecticut   age 90
oncologist Dr.  Georges Methé   was the first to perfom a bone marrow transplant (1959)
born on 7-9-1922 in Sermages (Nievre), France
expired 10-15-2010 in Villejuif, France   age 88
Humphrey Bogart's first wife actress  Mayo Methot
born on 3-3-1904 in Portland, Oregon
expired 6-9-1951 in Multhomek, Oregon   age 47   cause: complications from surgery
mathematician  Nicholas C. Metropolis   early participant in the Manhattan Project; famous for statistical probability "Monte Carlo" method; used a colleague's stored program concept in leading teams that constructed the Maniac and Maniac II (Mathematical and Numerical Integrator And Computer) computers at Los Alamos Lab; founded the Institute for Computer Research at the University of Chicago (1957)
born on 6-11-1915 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-17-1999 in Los Alamos, New Mexico   age 84
minstrel show & vaudeville bandleader  Theodore August Metz   said to have ushered in jazz with his 1886 composition Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
born on 3-14-1848 in Hannover, Prussia, Germany
expired 1-12-1936 in New York, New York   age 87
former Ohio Senator (1975-95)  Howard Morton Metzenbaum   co-founded APCOA, the overpriced airport parking company
born on 6-4-1917 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 3-12-2008 in Aventura, Florida   age 90
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former Dannon Co. president and chairman  Juan E. Metzger   came up with idea of putting fruit in the yogurt cup
born on 11-4-1918 in Barcelona, Spain
expired 9-6-1998 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: heart failure
New York Yankees left fielder  Robert William "Bob" Meusel   batted fifth in Murderers' Row
born on 7-19-1896 in San Jose, California
expired 11-28-1977 in Downey, California   age 81
CIA agent (1951-77)  Cord Meyer Jr.   involved in the MK-Ultra LSD program; his ex-wife, Mary Pinchot Meyer, was JFK's last mistress; brother-in-law of Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee
born on 11-10-1920 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 3-13-2001 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 80   cause: lymphoma
cover of the February 1956 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate Eve Meyerto July 1955 Playmate of Monthto May 1955 Playmate of Month Playboy June 1955 Playmate of Month  Eve Turner Meyer   wife of Russ (1952-70); appeared in The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
¤born: Evelyn Eugene Turner
aka: Eve Turner Flores 
born on 12-13-1928 in Griffin, Georgia
expired 3-27-1977 in Tenerife, Islas Canarias (Canary Islands)   age 48   cause: jumbo jet collision
pediatric virologist Dr.  Harry Martin Meyer Jr.   a developer of the rubella (German measles) vaccine (1966)
¤nickname: "Hank" 
born on 11-25-1928 in Palestine, Texas
expired 8-19-2001 in Kenmore, Washington   age 72   cause: T-cell lymphoma
former Dell Publishing head  Helen Honig Meyer   started with the firm as a clerk in 1923
born on 12-4-1907 in New York, New York
expired 4-21-2003 in Livingstone, New Jersey   age 95
songwriter  Joseph Meyer   wrote If You Knew Susie (1925) & Crazy Rhythm (1928)
born on 3-12-1894 in Modesto, California
expired 9-24-1987 in New York, New York   age 93
former DePaul basketball coach (1942-84)  Raymond Joseph "Ray" Meyer   coached George Mikan in college
born on 12-18-1913 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-17-2006   age 92   cause: congestive heart failure
Russ, with Roger Ebert, at the premier of `Beyond the Valley of the Dolls' in 1970 nudie movie director  Russell Albion Meyer   made The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959), Mondo Topless (1966), Vixen (1969) and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls; also shot several early Playboy Playmate gatefolds; a tale told to E.M. Nathanson became the basis for the book The Dirty Dozen
¤nickname: "King Leer"
aka: "E.E. Meyer" and "B. Callum" 
born on 3-21-1922 in San Leandro, California
expired 9-18-2004 in Hollywood Hills, California   age 82   cause: complications from pneumonia; dementia
   Contest Selectors
2003ABRA, CSI11.1%
   Scored 6.8000 solo points

AKS: Russ
Dr.  Otto Fritz Meyerhof   shared the 1921 Nobel prize in medicine for his work on the glycogen to lactic acid cycle in cells
born on 4-12-1884 in Hannover, Germany
expired 10-6-1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 67   cause: heart attack
1930s & 40s jazz clarinetist  Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow   had a serious drug problem
born on 11-9-1899 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-5-1972 in Paris, France   age 72   cause: arthritis of spinal cord

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