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to next `Tonight Show' host: Johnny Carsonto previous `Tonight Show' host: Steve Allen former Tonight Show host (1957-62)  Jack Harold Paar
born on 5-1-1918 in Canton, Ohio
expired 1-27-2004 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 85   cause: "a long illness"
   Contest Selectors
2003ABRA, GHG, MJ, TAP22.2%
2004ABRA, ADWC, MJ, SS, TAP22.2%
   Scored 4.1563 points

AKS: Parr
Finnish president (1946-56)  Juho Kusti Paasikivi   negotiated the 1920 Russian peace treaty establishing Finland's independence
born on 11-27-1870 in Tampore, Finland
expired 12-14-1956 in Helsinki, Finland   age 86
film director  Georg Wilhelm Pabst   directed Die Büchse der Pandora ("Pandora's Box"; 1929)
born on 8-25-1885 in Raudnitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
expired 5-29-1967 in Vienna, Austria   age 81
picante sauce creator  David E. Pace
born on 2-22-1914
expired 12-27-1993   age 79
to next Pope: John XXIIIto previous Pope: Pius XI Catholic Church leader (1939-1958)  Eugenio Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli   elected 261st Pope of the Roman Catholic Church March, 1939
¤Pope Pius XII 
born on 3-2-1876 in Rome, Italy
expired 10-9-1958 in Castel Gandolfo, Italy   age 82
classical composer  Johann Pachelbel   known for his Canon in D
born on 9-1-1653 in Nuremburg, Germany
expired 3-3-1706 in Nuremburg, Germany   age 52
HP co-founder (1938)  David Packard
born on 9-7-1912 in Pueblo, Colorado
expired 3-26-1996 in San Francisco, California   age 83   cause: pneumonia
radio manufacturer  Leon S. Packard   co-founder of Packard-Bell in 1945
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
prospector & cannibal  Alfred G. Packer   in 1873 five visitors to his cabin checked in, but didn't check out
born on 11-21-1842 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
expired 4-24-1907 in Denver, Colorado   age 64   cause: indigestion?
Aussie media baron  Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer
born on 12-17-1937 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
expired 12-26-2005 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 68   cause: kidney failure; heart failure; cancer
concert pianist  Jan Ignace Paderewski   Polish premier (1919); president of the exiled Polish parliament (1939-41)
born on 11-18-1860 in Kurilovka, Poland
expired 6-21-1941 in New York, New York   age 80
Broadway producer  Edward V. Padula   won Tony for stage production of Bye Bye Birdie
born on 1-24-1916 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 11-1-2001 in Southampton, New York   age 85   cause: heart attack
virtuoso violinist  Niccolò Paganini   best remembered these days as the composer of a theme whos variations were rhapsodized by Rachmaninoff (some scholarship suggests that the theme was actually composed by Pleyel)
born on 10-27-1782 in Genoa, Italy
expired 5-27-1840 in Nice, France   age 57   cause: "phthisis of the larynx"
former MGM actress  Anita Page   one of the few remaining actresses who appeared in silent movies as an adult
¤born: Anita Evelyn Pomares 
born on 8-4-1910 in Flushing, Queens, New York, New York
expired 9-6-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 98
   Contest Selectors
2006CSI, NFG6.7%
2007NFG3.2%
2008NFG3.1%
   Scored 5.2000 solo points

main image: Bettie on a New York State beach in the early 1950s; inset picture: Bettie as she appeared in early 2004to Feburary 1955 Playmate of Monthto December 1954 Playmate of Monthsubject of 20 Questions interview in February 2007 `Playboy Magazine' 1950s bikini/bondage/nude pinup model  Bettie Mae Page   Playboy January 1955 Playmate of Month & subject of December 1995 article, January 1998 interview & Arpil 2009 retrospective pictorial
¤birth certificate: Betty Mae Page 
born on 4-22-1923 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 12-11-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: pneumonia; coma; heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2002RAVN9.1%
2003RAVN5.6%
2007ABRA3.2%
2008CSI, JCM, TWOS9.4%
   Scored 4.6250 points

AKS: Betty May Paige
South Dakota death row inmate  Elijah G. Page
born on 12-11-1981 in Texas
expired 7-11-2007 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota   age 25   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2007DFFC, DTH, JCM, OIE, PCD, SPIT19.4%
   Scored 10.0781 points

philanthropist  George C. Page   founded Mission Pak (1917); creator of the LaBrea Tar Pits Museum (1977)
born on 6-28-1901 in Fremont, Nebraska
expired 11-28-2000 in Carpenteria, California   age 99
former WNET-tv producer  George Henson Page   created/hosted the Nature series on PBS (1982-1998)
born on 3-31-1935 in Hartwell, Georgia
expired 6-28-2006 in Equinunk, Pennsylvania   age 71   cause: cancer
former heavyweight boxer  Gregory Edward Page
born on 10-25-1958 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 4-27-2009 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 50
   Contest Selectors
2007LMLD3.2%
2008OIE3.1%
2009LMLD3.3%
   Scored 10.0000 points

actress  LaWanda Page   played Esther Anderson on Sanford & Son tv series
born on 10-19-1920 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 9-14-2002 in Inglewood, California   age 81   cause: complications from diabetes
Holocaust survivor  Leopold "Paul" Page   convinced author Thomas Keneally to write a book about Oscar Schindler (1982); convinced Steven Spielberg to make a movie based upon the book (1993); he was number 173 on The List
¤born: Poldek Pfefferberg 
born on 3-20-1913 in Cracow, Poland
expired 3-9-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 87
jazz trumpeter  Oran Thaddeus "Hot Lips" Page
born on 1-27-1908 in Dallas, Texas
expired 11-5-1954 in New York, New York   age 46   cause: heart attack
playwright & film director  Marcel Pagnol   wrote & directed Marius (play: 1929; movie: 1931), Fanny (1931) & César (1936) trilogy; wrote & directed Manon des Sources (1953)
born on 2-25-1895 in Aubagne, France (Marseilles suburb)
expired 4-18-1974 in Paris, France   age 79
 Alireza Pahlavi   was the youngest son of the former Shah of Iran
born on 4-28-1966 in Tehran, Iran
expired 1-4-2011 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 44   cause: suicide; gunshot to head; depression
AKS: Ali-reza Ali Reza
ex-Shah's daughter  Leila Pahlavi
born on 3-27-1970 in Tehran, Iran
expired 6-10-2001 in London, England   age 31   cause: quinalbarbitone overdose; cocain; anorexia; bulemia
ex-Shah of Iran (1941-79)  Mohammed Riza Pahlavi   son of Riza Pahlavi; husband of Farah; father of Riza
born on 10-26-1919 in Tehran, Persia
expired 7-27-1980 in Cairo, Egypt   age 60   cause: circulatory collapse; liver & lymphatic cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA, HFS, MS, VM, YJ38.5%
1980 BB, BD, DH, DR, DW, EB, EK, GP, HA, HP, JH, JW, MM, RR, VA93.8%
   Scored 4.0000 points

AKS: Reza
Iranian Shah (1925-41)  Riza Pahlavi   changed name of country from Persia to Iran; father of Mohammed Riza with second wife Taj Malek; forced to abdicate by British
¤born: Riza Khan 
born on --1875
expired 7-26-1944 in Johannesburg, Union of South Africa   age 69
baseball great  Leroy Robert "Satchell" Paige
born on 7-7-1906 in Mobile, Alabama
expired 6-8-1982 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 75
American revolutionary  Thomas Paine   wrote Common Sense (January 1776)
born on 1-29-1737 in Thetford, England
expired 1-8-1809 in New York, New York   age 72
NASA administrator  Thomas Otten Paine
born on 11-9-1921 in Berkeley, California
expired 5-4-1992   age 70
World War I veteran  John Painter
born on 9-20-1888
expired 3-1-2001 in Hermitage Springs, Tennessee   age 112   cause: heart attack
physicist Dr.  George Edward Pake   co-founder (1970)/first director (1970-78) of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC); it gave us the GUI (Graphical computer User Interface), mouse, laser printer, ethernet
born on 4-1-1924 in Jeffersonville, Ohio
expired 3-4-2004 in Tucson, Arizona   age 79   cause: heart failure; multiple system failure
movie director  Alan Jay Pakula   directed Sophie's Choice, All The President's Men (1976) and Klute
born on 4-2-1928 in New York, New York
expired 11-19-1998 in Plainview, New York   age 70   cause: severe cranial trauma
movie producer/director  George Pal Jr.   made "epics" like When World's Collide (1951), War of the Worlds (1953), The Time Machine (1960) & Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)
born on 2-1-1908 in Cegled, Austria-Hungary
expired 5-2-1980 in Beverly Hills, California   age 72   cause: heart attack
 George Emil Palade   shared the 1974 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 11-19-1912 in Iaşi, Moldavia, Roumania, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-8-2008 in Del Mar, California   age 95   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
2007RR, WEP6.5%

actor  Jack Palance   won Best Supporting Actor oscar for playing Curly Washburn in City Slickers; Holly's dad
¤born: Vladimir Palaniuk 
born on 2-18-1919 in Lattimore Mines, Pennsylvania
expired 11-10-2006 in Montecito, California   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1979JH7.7%
2002RAVN9.1%
2003ABRA5.6%
2004ADWC, RIE11.1%
2005ADWC, BYE, RIE13.0%
2006BYE, RIE, WEP10.0%
   Scored 4.4250 points

16th-century writing master  Giambattista Palatino   calligrapher & wood engraver
born on --1515 in Rossano, Calabria, Italy
expired ??-??-1575 in Naples, Italy   age 60
AKS: Giavanbattista
socialite  Barbara Cushing "Babe" Paley   wife of William S. Paley
born on 7-5-1915 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 7-6-1978 in New York, New York   age 63   cause: cancer
acclaimed short story author  Grace Paley   taught at Columbia, Syracuse University & Sarah Lawrence College
¤née: Goodside
Mrs. Robert Nichols 
born on 12-11-1922 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 8-22-2007 in Thatford, Vermont   age 84   cause: breast cancer
Congress Cigar Co. founder  Samuel Paley   father of William S. Paley
expired 3-31-1963 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 87
the CBS corporate logo long time CBS chairman  William Samuel Paley   spent $400,000 to buy a controlling interest in a failing radio network (September 1928) and made a going concern of it; commissioned the creation of the Museum of Broadcasting (now the Museum of Television and Radio) in 1974
born on 9-28-1901 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-26-1990 in New York, New York   age 89
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
1980 BD, RR, VA18.8%

recreational ski advocate  Roland Palmedo   founded company that built first ski lift (1940 in Stowe, Vermont)
born on 4-5-1895
expired 3-15-1977 in Williamstown, Massachusetts   age 81
Buffalo Springfield bass player  Bruce Palmer
born on 9-9-1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 10-1-2004 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada   age 58   cause: heart attack
newspaper publisher  Charles M. Palmer   a co-founder of the Associated Press
expired 12-10-1949 in Saranac Lake, New York   age 93
former Children's Television Workshop program creator  Edward Leon Palmer   co-created Sesame Street, The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact and Ghostwriter; had PhD. in Education from Michigan State
born on 1-20-1933 in John Day, Oregon
expired 8-1-1999 in Ithaca, New York   age 66   cause: complications from prostate cancer
explorer, ship designer  Nathaniel Brown Palmer   captain of the sloop Hero; first person to recognize Antarctica as a "continent"; discoverer of Penninsula/Land named for him (1820) & South Orkney Islands
born on 8-8-1799 in Stonington, Connecticut
expired 6-21-1877 in San Francisco, California   age 77
silent movie actress  Patricia Palmer   alleged to have made a deathbed confession to the murder of William Desmond Taylor
born on 9-14-1894 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
expired 10-21-1964 in Hollywood, California   age 70
singer  Robert Alan Palmer   had pop hits with Addicted to Love (1986) & Simply Irresistible (1988; great music video)
¤born: Alan Palmer 
born on 1-19-1949 in Batley, Yorkshire, England
expired 9-26-2003 in Paris, France   age 54   cause: heart attack
director  Bruce W. Paltrow   father of Gwyneth by Blythe Danner
born on 11-26-1943 in New York, New York
expired 10-2-2002 in Rome, Italy   age 58   cause: heart failure; pneumonia; throat cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002 TMTX9.1%
   Scored 9.2000 solo points

master sculptor  Vincenzo "Vincent" Palumbo   spend decades working on the National Cathedral
born on 9-10-1936 in Molfetta, Italy
expired 12-21-2000 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 64
to next Pope: Alexander VIIto previous Pope: Urban VIII Catholic Church leader (1644-1655)  Giambattista Pamfili   elected 237th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church September 15, 1644
¤Pope Innocent X 
born on 4-6-1574 in Rome, Italy
expired 1-7-1655 in Rome, Italy   age 80
choreographer  Hermes Pan
¤born: Hermes Panagiotopolous 
born on 12-10-1911 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 9-19-1990   age 78
movie writer/director/producer  Norman Panama   worked or collaborated with Melvin Frank on The Road To Utopia (1946; co-writer), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948; writer & co-producer), White Christmas (1954; writer), The Court Jester (1956; director) & The Maltese Bippy (1969; co-writer/director/producer)
born on 4-21-1914 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-13-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 88   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
jazz critic  Hugues Panassié   founded the Hot Club de France (1932)
born on --1912 in southern France
expired 12-8-1974 in Montauban, France   age 62   cause: heart attack
aviator  Clyde Edward Pangborn   made first non-stop trans-Pacific flight (1931)
born on 10-28-1894 in Bridgeport, Washington
expired 3-29-1958 in New York, New York   age 63
sour-faced comedic character actor  Franklin Pangborn   on-screen nemesis of W.C. Fields and other comedians
born on 1-23-1893 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 7-20-1958 in Santa Monica, California   age 59
Serbian army general  Zivota Panic   one-time chief of staff, loyal to Milosevic
born on 11-3-1933
expired 11-19-2003 in Gornja Cmisava, Serbia   age 70
British dim-bulb prototype for the American welfare queen  Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst   loudmouthed opponent of marriage/proponent of unwed motherhood (had her own bastard at age 45)
born on 5-5-1882 in Manchester, England
expired 9-27-1960 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   age 78
particle physicist  Wolfgang Kurt Hermann Panofsky   major force behind construction of the Stanford linear particle accelerator
born on 4-24-1919 in Berlin. Germany
expired 9-24-2007 in Los Altos, California   age 88   cause: heart attack
theater chain owner  Alexander Pantages   framed for rape at behest of Joe Kennedy
¤born: Pericles Pantages 
born on --1867 in Andros, Greece
expired 2-17-1936 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: heart failure
former UNICEF head (1955-87)  Helenkka Tradeusa Adamowski Pantaleoni
born on 11-22-1906 in Brookline, Massachusetts
expired 1-5-1987 in New York, New York   age 80
professional bicyclist  Marco Pantani   winner of the 1998 Tour de France (last winner before Lance Armstrong;s streak)
born on 1-13-1970 in Cesena, Italy
expired 2-14-2004 in Rimini, Italy   age 34   cause: heart attack; cocaine overdose
composer Sir  Andrzej Panufnik
born on 9-24-1914 in Warsaw, Poland
expired 10-27-1991 in Twickenham, England   age 77
sculptor Sir  Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi
born on 3-7-1924 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 4-22-2005 in London, England   age 81
   Contest Selectors
2001BOD12½%
2002BOD9.1%
2004BOD5.6%
2005BOD4.3%
   Scored 6.9000 solo points

Greek military dictator (1967-73)  George Papadopoulos
born on 5-5-1919 in Eleochorian, Greece
expired 6-27-1999 in Athens, Greece   age 80   cause: heart attack; cancer
former Greek Premier  Andreas George Papandreou
born on 2-5-1919 in Chios, Greece
expired 6-22-1996 in Athens, Greece   age 77   cause: heart attack
Another SFBMoFo Nazi war criminal  Maurice Arthur Jean Papon   as second-in-command of the Bordeaux area police in Vichy government sent hundreds of Jews to their deaths in concentration camps (1942-44) ... "I was just following directives"; only did 3 years of his ten year sentence
born on 9-3-1910 in Gretz-Armainvilliers, Seine-et-Marne, France
expired 2-17-2007 in in a clinic east of Paris   age 96   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2004RAVN5.6%
2005RAVN4.3%
2006DTM, PCD, RAVN10.0%
2007DTH, DTM, NFG, PCD, RR16.1%
   Scored 3.0563 points

producer  Joseph Papp
¤born: Joseph Papirofsky 
born on 6-22-1921 in New York, New York
expired 10-31-1991 in New York, New York   age 70
former CBS reporter (1967-87)  Icarus Nestor "Ike" Pappas   was broadcasting live in the basement of the Dallas Police Department when Jack Ruby pushed passed him and shot Lee Harvey Oswald (Nov. 1963)
¤born: Nestor Papademetriou 
born on 4-16-1933 in Queens, New York, New York
expired 8-31-2008 in Arlington, Virginia   age 75   cause: heart failure; heart disease
former Xavier High School (NYC) football coach & athletic director  Leo E. Paquin   as a Fordham football player was member of the Seven Blocks of Granite line (class of '37)
born on 12-12-1913
expired 4-22-1982   age 68
orchestra conductor  Paul Paray   lead Detroit Symphony (1952-63)
born on 5-24-1886 in Treport, Normandy, France
expired 10-10-1979 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 93
hapless teenager  Steven Earl Parent   blundered into the Helter Skelter murders at Sharon Tate's home on Cielo Drive
born on 2-12-1951 in California
expired 8-9-1969 in Los Angeles, California   age 18   cause: murdered; shot 4 times, stabbed once
jazz clarinetist  Anthony "Tony" Parenti   his music had a mellow New Orleans-style to it
born on 8-6-1900 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 4-17-1972 in New York, New York   age 71
to next Pope: Callistus IIIto previous Pope: Eugene IV Catholic Church leader (1447-1455)  Tommaso Parentucelli   elected 209th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church March 6, 1447
¤Pope Nicholas V 
born on 11-15-1397 in Sarzana, Italy
expired 3-25-1455 in Rome, Italy   age 57
character actor  Sydney Woodrow Parfrey
born on 10-5-1922 in New York, New York
expired 7-29-1984 in Los Angeles, California   age 61   cause: heart attack
mystery/historical novelist  Edith Pargeter   author of Brother Cadfael mysteries
¤wrote under pen name Ellis Peters 
born on 9-28-1913 in Horsehay, Shropshire, England
expired 10-14-1995 in Horsehay, Shropshire, England   age 82
jazz bassist  Charles Valdez "Truck" Parham
born on 1-25-1911 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-5-2002 in Chicago, Illinois   age 91
Shuttle STS-35 & 67 astronaut  Ronald Anthony "Ron" Parise
born on 5-24-1951 in Warren, Ohio
expired 5-9-2008 in Silver Spring, Maryland   age 56   cause: brain tumor; brain cancer
interior designer  Dorothy May Kinnicutt "Sister" Parish   Mrs. Henry Parish II
born on 7-15-1910 in Morristown, New Jersey
expired 9-8-1994 in Dark Harbor, Maine   age 84
lyricist  Michael Parish   co-wrote Stardust and Volare
born on 7-10-1900 in Lithuania
expired 3-31-1993 in New York, New York   age 92
former Air Chief Marshall  Keith Park   lead Air Group 11 during the Battle of Britain
born on 6-15-1892 in Thames, New Zealand
expired 2-6-1975 in Auckland, New Zealand   age 82
former bodybuilder  Reginald Park Jr.   a 3-time Mr. Universe; "inspired" Arnold to become the muscle-bound oaf that he is today
¤born: Roy Park 
born on 6-7-1928 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
expired 11-22-2007 in Joburg, South Africa   age 79   cause: metastatic melanoma
South Korean president (1961-79)  Park Chung-hee
born on 9-30-1917 in Sosan Gun, Taegu Region, Korea
expired 10-26-1979 in Seoul, South Korea   age 62   cause: shot to death
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP 7.7%
   Scored 6 solo points

gallery director  Hiram Haney Parke   co-founder of the Parke-Bernet galleries (1937)
expired 4-1-1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 85
stage actor  William Parke   original Mr. Witherspoon in stage production of Arsenic and Old Lace
expired 7-28-1941 in New York, New York   age 68   cause: heart attack
violent criminal  Bonnie Parker   killed 12 people with Clyde Barrow
born on 10-1-1910 in Rowena, Texas
expired 5-23-1934 in Gibsland, Louisiana   age 23   cause: hail of machine gun file
1984 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Brant Julian Parker   co-creator of The Wizard of Id comic strip (1964); also did the Crock strip; received the 1984 Reuben Award
born on 8-26-1920 in Los Angeles, California
expired 4-15-2007 in Lynchburg, Virginia   age 86   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease; complications from stroke
actress  Cecilia Parker
born on 4-26-1905 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada
expired 7-25-1993 in Ventura, California   age 88
 Chan Richardson Parker   last wife of Charlie Parker
¤born: Beverly Dolores Berg 
born on --1925 in New York, New York
expired 9-9-1999 in Estampes, France   age 74   cause: cancer
"progressive" jazz alto-saxophonist  Charles Christopher "Charlie" Parker
¤aka: "Yardbird" or "Bird" 
born on 8-29-1920 in Kansas City, Kansas
expired 3-12-1955 in New York, New York   age 34   cause: heart attack
 Doris June Snyder Parker   3rd & last "legal" wife of Charlie Parker (1948-50)
born on 8-16-1922 in Rock Island, Illinois
expired 1-17-2000 in New York, New York   age 77   cause: respiratory failure
Algonquin Round Table wit  Dorothy Rothschild Parker   writer for the New Yorker magazine
born on 8-22-1893 in West Bend, New Jersey
expired 6-7-1967 in New York, New York   age 73
Indiana supergeezer  Edna Parker   had been the (Guinness-recognized) oldest person in the world
¤née: Scott 
born on 4-20-1893 in Morgan County, Indiana
expired 11-26-2008 in Shelbyville, Indiana   age 115
   Contest Selectors
2007RPRM3.2%
2008DFFC, PCD, RPRM, RR, WEP, 4GUE18.8%
   Scored 1.0781 solo points

pool hustler "Fast"  Edward R. "Eddie" Parker   an inspiration for The Hustler (1959)
born on 6-2-1931 in Springfield, Missouri
expired 2-2-2001 in South Padre Island, Texas   age 69   cause: heart attack
tv Davy Crockett actor  Fess Elisha Parker Jr.   played small plane pilot Crotty in Them! (1954)
born on 8-16-1924 in Fort Worth, Texas
expired 3-18-2010 in Santa Ynez, California   age 85
   Contest Selectors
2002JEDS9.1%
2003JEDS, OGGI11.1%
2008ADWC, JCM6.3%

actress  Jean Parker   appeared in Flying Deuces
¤born: Luise Stephanie Zelinska 
born on 8-11-1915 in Butte, Montana
expired 11-30-2005 in Woodland Hills, California   age 90   cause: complications from stroke
comedian  Lew Parker   played Marlo Thomas' father on That Girl tv series
born on 10-29-1907 in New York, New York
expired 10-27-1972 in New York, New York   age 64   cause: cancer
inventor  Louis W. Parker
born on 1-1-1906 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-21-1993   age 87
flamboyant dentist  "Painless" Parker   built up Pacific coast chain of dental offices using show girls, circuses and whatever other distractions he could think of
¤born: Edgar Rudolph Randolph 
expired 11-8-1952 in San Francisco, California   age 80
Doctor  Ralph R. Parker   co-discovered vaccine for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
expired 9-4-1949 in Hamilton, Montana   age 61   cause: heart attack
detective novel author  Robert Brown Parker   created the private detective Spencer who appeared in 40 books
born on 9-17-1932 in Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 1-18-2010 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 77
Hole-in-the-Wall outlaw  Robert Leroy Parker   partners in crime with The Sundance Kid
¤aka: "Butch Cassidy"
first name may have been George 
born on 4-5-1866 in Beaver, Utah
expired ??-??-1909 in San Vincente, Bolivia   age 43   cause: shoot-out
model/actress  Suzy Parker
¤born: Cecilia Ann Renee Parker
Mrs. Bradford Dillman 
born on 10-28-1933 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 5-3-2003 in Montecito, California   age 69
(not really a) Colonel  Thomas Andrew "Tom" Parker   Elvis Presley's manager
¤born: Andreas Cornelius Van Kuijk 
born on 6-26-1909 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands
expired 1-21-1997 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 87   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW7.7%

Los Angeles police chief (1951-66)  William H. Parker   the "exploits" of his department were the inspiration for the movie L.A. Confidential (1997)
born on --1902 in Lead, South Dakota
expired 7-16-1966 in Los Angeles, California   age 64
Cylce World founder/publisher (1962)  Joseph Conrad Parkhurst
born on 10-20-1926 in Jonesboro, Arkansas
expired 12-12-2000 in Costa Mesa, California   age 74   cause: pulmonary blood clot; lung cancer
 Allen H. Parkinson   Sleep-Eze developer (1948; originally called Persomnia); founded the Movieland Wax Museum (1962)
born on 1-26-1919 in Rexburg, Idaho
expired 8-19-2002 in Warwick, Rhode Island   age 83   cause: cancer
paleontologist & physician Dr.  James Parkinson   wrote Essay on the Shaking Palsy (1817) describing the disease that would be named after him; also, wrote first published paper on Appendicitis (1812)
born on 4-11-1755 in Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, London, England
expired 12-21-1824 in London, England   age 69
cover of the May 1966 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate of the year Allison Parkscover of the December 1965 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate Allison Parks (inside cover)to November 1965 Playmate of Monthto September 1965 Playmate of Month Playboy October 1965 Playmate of Month & 1966 Playmate of the Year  Allison Parks   the "swim students" featured in her pictorial were actually her children
¤born: Gloria Sharlene Waldron
Mrs. Michael Graf 
born on 10-18-1941 in Glendale, California
expired 6-21-2010 in Puako, South Kohala, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii   age 68   cause: drown; heart failure
AKS: Alison
long time Miss America Pageant host (1955-79)  Bert Parks   introduced song There She Is, Miss America in 1955 (his first year as host); played the father of Herb Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati
¤born: Bertram Jacobson 
born on 12-30-1914 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 2-2-1992 in La Jolla, California   age 77   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2004 GHG

former Life Magazine photographer (1948-72)  Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks Sr.   directed Shaft (1971) & Shaft's Big Score (1972); co-founded Essence Magazine
born on 11-30-1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas
expired 3-7-2006 in New York, New York   age 93   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2004GHG5.6%
2005GHG4.3%
2006GHG3.3%
   Scored 5.7000 solo points

filmmaker  Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks Jr.   directed SuperFly (1972)
born on 12-7-1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 4-3-1979 in Nairobi, Kenya   age 44   cause: plane crash
barber  Raymond A. Parks   husband of Rosa Parks
born on 2-12-1903 in Alabama
expired 8-??-1977 in Detroit, Michigan   age 74   cause: cancer
Rosa Parks' booking photo seamstress & civil rights pioneer  Rosa Louise McCauley Parks   on December 1st, 1955 refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger, prompting her arrest, followed by a bus system boycott
born on 2-4-1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama
expired 10-24-2005 in Detroit, Michigan   age 92   cause: hypertension; dementia
   Contest Selectors
2000BOD, IVY, RR43%
2001BOD, DTM, KLS, NFG, RR62½%
2002BOD, DTM, JAC, MORB, RR45.5%
2003DTM, JEDS, KLS, KOHD, OGGI, PCD, RR38.9%
2004ABRA, BOD, DTM, EOD, KLS, NFG, PCD, RIE, RR50.0%
2005ANG, BOD, DTM, KLS, MOT, NFG, PCD, QKU, RAVN, RIE, RR, SLIM52.2%
   Scored 3.3012 points

movie actor  Samuel Klausman Lawrence "Larry" Parks   screwed his own acting career by admitting to congress past membership in the Communist Party (1951); husband of Betty Garrett
born on 12-13-1914 in Olathe, Kansas
expired 4-13-1975 in Studio City, California   age 60   cause: heart attack
hot-rodder  Wallace Gordon "Wally" Parks   co-founded Hot Rod magazine (1947) & founded the National Hot Rod Association (1951)
born on 1-23-1913 in Goltry, Oklahoma
expired 9-28-2007 in Burbank, California   age 94
presidential wife  Park Yook Young Soo
expired 8-15-1974 in Seoul, South Korea   age 48   cause: assassinated
former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader  Michelle Leigh Parma   appeared on Road Rules - Europe (1996); was involved in the August 4, 1998 internet hoax where a "virgin" (Michelle) was to lose her cherry "live" via webcast
born on 1-14-1975 in Fairfax, Virginia
expired 10-19-2002 in Willis, Montgomery County, Texas (just south of)   age 27   cause: car crash
Another SFBMoFo convicted pedophile  Kenneth Eugene Parnell   1972 kidnapper of Stephen Stayner; busted January 2003 for trying to "buy" a young male
born on 9-26-1931 in Amarillo, Texas
expired 1-21-2008 in Vacaville, California   age 72   cause: cancer
purported Polish geezer  Paweł Parniak   mom was supposedly born in 1875 (causing the gerontology police to suspect his birthdate)
born on 2-27-1890 in Ukraine, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-27-2006 in Wolibórz, Poland   age 116
AKS: Pawel
 Catherine Parr   Henry VIII sixth (and last) wife
born on --1520
expired 9-5-1548   age 28   cause: during childbirth
geezer  Mary L. Parr   at time of death was oldest person in U.S. & second oldest in world
born on 2-1-1889 in Mishawaka, Indiana
expired 10-29-2002 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 113
 Ysmael L. Parra   in 1942 one of eleven "Sleepy Lagoon" (Zoot Suit) murder trial defendants (convictions overturned in 1944)
¤nickname: "Smiles" 
born on 1-15-1919 in Superior, Arizona
expired 2-23-2001 in Richmond, Virginia   age 82   cause: Alzheimer's disease
actress  Julie Parrish   winner of the Miss Cinerama beauty contest; played Miss Piper in original series Star Trek episode The Menagerie, Part I
¤real name: Ruby Joyce Wilbar 
born on 10-21-1940 in Middlesboro, Kentucky
expired 10-1-2003 in Tarzana, California   age 62   cause: ovarian cancer
AKS: Parish
actor, director, Academy Award-winning film editor  Robert Parrish   acted in City Lights and All Quiet on the Western Front; won Oscar for Body and Soul (1947)
born on 1-4-1916 in Columbus, Georgia
expired 12-4-1995 in Southampton, New York   age 79
Ara's grandaughter  Christa M. Parseghian
born on 4-12-1991
expired 10-23-2001 in Tucson, Arizona   age 10   cause: Niemann-Pick Type C disease
   Contest Selectors
2002 JAC

sick kid  Marcia Kristan Parseghian   grand-daughter of Ara
born on 11-21-1988
expired 8-6-2005 in Tucson, Arizona   age 16   cause: complications from Niemann-Pick Type C disease
   Contest Selectors
2002JAC9.1%
2003JL, PCD11.1%
2004PCD5.6%
2005ANG4.3%
   Scored 13.4000 solo points

anarchist  Albert R. Parsons   husband of Lucy; convicted in a Chicago "kangaroo court" of the May 4th, 1886 Haymarket Square bombing; received post-mortum "pardon" by the governor for the lack of a fair trial
born on 6-24-1848 in Montgomery, Alabama
expired 11-11-1887 in Chicago, Illinois   age 39   cause: hanged
former NASCAR driver  Benjamin S. "Benny" Parsons
born on 7-12-1941 in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina (near)
expired 1-16-2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina   age 65   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2007ADWC, LMLD, OIE9.7%
   Scored 6.6250 points

Hearst newspaper chain Hollywood gossip columnist (1922-65)  Louella Oettinger Parsons   for years feuded with Hedda Hopper
born on 8-6-1880 in Freeport, Illinois
expired 12-9-1972 in Santa Monica, California   age 92
anarchist  Lucy Eldine Parsons   husband Albert was hanged for the Haymarket Square bombing
born on --1853 in Waco, Texas
expired 3-7-1942 in Chicago, Illinois   age 88   cause: burned to death in house fire
character actress  Nancy A. Parsons   played gym teacher Beulah Ballbricker in Porky's (1981)
born on 1-17-1942 in Minnesota
expired 1-5-2001 in La Crosse, Wisconsin   age 58
World War II Army Capt.  William Sterling "Deak" Parsons   in charge of the weapon aboard the Enola Gay; later an General, in charge of the weapons at the Bikini Atoll test site
born on 11-26-1901 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-5-1953 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 52   cause: heart attack
former sailor "Captain"  James "Jim" Parsonson   MacRae Knitting Mills employee that gave name to new company product — the Speedo swimsuit (1928)
born on ??-??-19??
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
avant-garde "composer"  Harry Partch   made up new musical scales and instruments
born on 6-24-1901 in Oakland, California
expired 9-2-1974 in San Diego, California   age 73   cause: heart attack
cartoonist  Virgil Franklin Partch   drew for a number of magazines, including Colliers, Saturday Evening Post, Look, New Yorker, True, Esquire & Playboy; created character "Big George"
¤nom-de-scribble: "V.I.P.
born on 10-17-1916 in Saint Paul Island, Alaska
expired 8-10-1984 in Newhall, California   age 67   cause: automobile accident on I-5
mathematician  Blaise Pascal   developed Pascal's Law
born on 6-19-1623 in Clermon-Ferrand, France
expired 8-19-1662 in Paris, France   age 39
former American League umpire (1945-53)  Arthur Passarella   had an acting gig playing Sgt. Sekuvolich on The Streets of San Francisco tv series
born on 12-23-1909
expired 10-12-1981 in Hemet, California   age 71
 Frédéric Passy   a co-founder of the Inter-Parliamentary Union; shared the first Nobel prize in peace (1901)
born on 5-20-1822 in Paris, France
expired 6-12-1912 in Paris, France   age 84
AKS: Frederic
Nobel literature prize-winning author  Boris Leonidovich Pasternak   wrote Doctor Zhivago
born on 2-10-1890 in Moscow, Russia
expired 5-30-1960 in Peredelkino, Russia, USSR   age 70
film producer  Joseph Vincent Pasternak
born on 9-19-1901 in Szilagy-Smoloyn, Roumania
expired 9-13-1991   age 89
chemist & bacteriologist  Louis Pasteur   devised method of killing bacteria in milk (Pasteurization); developed vaccine for rabies
born on 12-27-1822 in Dole, France
expired 9-28-1895 in Saint-Cloud, France   age 72
former Rhode Island governor (1945-50) & senator (1950-76)  John Orlando Pastore Sr.   like to get his puss on the tube denouncing sex and violence
born on 3-17-1907 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 7-15-2000 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island   age 93   cause: kidney failure; Parkinson's disease
character actor  Robert Joseph Pastorelli   played Eldin Bernecky on Murphy Brown tv series & Gerry Fitzgerald on Cracker (1997; a U.S. ripoff of British series of same name)
born on 6-21-1954 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
expired 3-8-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: acute cocaine-morphine (heroin) toxicity
 Dirta Pasztory   Bela Bartok's widow
expired 11-21-1982   age 80
character actor  Michael Pataki   appeared twice in the Star Trek franchise: in 1988 as Kamas in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Too Short a Season" & as Commander Korax in the original Star Trek series episode The Trouble With Tribbles (1968) — was the first to speak the Klingon language (later fleshed-out by Marc Okrand) — started the bar fight at the space station by suggesting to Scotty that "... the Enterprise should be hauled away AS garbage!"
born on 1-16-1938 in Youngstown, Ohio
expired 4-15-2010 in North Hollywood, California   age 72
British World War I veteran  Henry John "Harry" Patch   was the last soldier who fought in the Battle of Passchendaele
born on 6-17-1898
expired 7-25-2009 in Wells, Somerset, England   age 111
   Contest Selectors
2009DFFC3.3%
   Scored 3.9000 solo points

character actor  Michael Pate
¤born: Edward John Pate 
born on 2-26-1920 in Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
expired 9-1-2008 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 88
BBC Two Fat Ladies cooking show co-host  Jennifer Paterson
born on 4-3-1928 in London, England
expired 8-10-1999 in London, England   age 71   cause: lung cancer
AKS: Patterson
French movie industry pioneer  Charles Pathé
born on 12-25-1863 in Chevry Cossigny, France
expired 12-25-1957 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 94
former Bolivian peasant  Simon Iturri Patino   one of the world's wealthiest men
¤aka: "The Tin King" 
born on 6-1-1862 in Cochabamba, Bolivia
expired 4-20-1947 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 86
baseball clown  Max Patkin
born on 1-10-1920 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-30-1999 in Paoli, Pennsylvania   age 79   cause: aortic aneurysm
former congressman (1929-76)  John Williams Wright Patman
born on 8-6-1893 in Patman's Switch, Texas
expired 3-7-1976 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 82   cause: pneumonia
silent movie director  Stuart Paton   directed first version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
expired 12-16-1944 in Los Angeles, California   age 61
character actor  Dennis Patrick
born on 3-14-1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-13-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: smoke inhalation (apartment fire)
writer  John Patrick   won Pulitzer Prize for adapting the book Teahouse of the August Mooninto a stage play (also wrote the movie screenplay); wrote screenplays for Three Coins in the Fountain (1956), The World of Suzi Wong, High Society and Love is a Many Splendored Thing
¤born: John Patrick Goggan 
born on 5-17-1905 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 11-7-1995 in Delray Beach, Florida   age 90
Detroit Lions play-by-play broadcaster  Van Patrick   owner of WKNR during the heyday of rock & roll radio
born on 8-15-1916
expired 9-29-1974 in South Bend, Indiana   age 58   cause: heart attack
Soyuz 11 cosmonaut  Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev   died when the cabin depressurized during re-entry
born on 6-19-1933 in Aktuybinsk, Kazakhstan, USSR
expired 6-30-1971 in Dzherkazgan, USSR   age 38   cause: hypoxia
backup singer  Edward Patten   one of Gladys Knight's Pips (also her cousin)
born on 8-2-1939 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 2-25-2005 in Livonia, Michigan   age 65   cause: complications from stroke
actress  Luana Patten   played Ginny Favers, one of the children in Disney's Song of the South (1946)
born on 7-6-1938 in Long Beach, California
expired 5-1-1996 in Long Beach, California   age 57   cause: respiratory failure
AKS: Patton
jazz musician & character actor  Moultrie Patten Sr.   played Walt Kupfer on the Northern Exposure tv series (1993-95)
born on 6-10-1919 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 3-18-2009 in Beaverton, Oregon   age 89   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2001BOD12½%
2002BOD9.1%
2004BOD5.6%
2005BOD4.3%
2006BOD3.3%
2007BOD3.2%
2008BOD3.1%
2009BOD3.3%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (one to be exact)

AKS: Moultree Moltrie Patton Pattun
Newsday co-founder and publisher  Alicia Patterson
¤aka: Mrs. Alicia Guggenheim 
born on 10-15-1909 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-2-1963 in New York, New York   age 56
Edison research assistant  Charles D. Patterson
expired 10-19-1943 in Troy, New York   age 77
actor/comedian  Dick N. Patterson
born on 4-11-1929 in Clear Lake, Iowa
expired 9-20-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 70
Doris & Fred Ziffel actor  Elmer Calvin "Hank" Patterson   played Fred Ziffel on Green Acres; was the "father" of Arnold Ziffel
born on 10-9-1888 in Springville, Alabama
expired 8-23-1975 in Woodland Hills, California   age 86   cause: bronchial pneumonia
former heavyweight boxer  Floyd Patterson   won a gold medal in the 1952 Olympics boxing as a middleweight
born on 1-4-1935 in Waco, North Carolina
expired 5-11-2006 in New Paltz, New York   age 71   cause: prostate cancer; Alzheimer's disease
journalist/promoter  Harry Thomas "Tom" Patterson   founded the Stratford Festival in Ontario
born on 6-11-1920 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada
expired 2-20-2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 84   cause: pneumonia
Scottsboro Boys defendant  Heywood Patterson   subject of Patterson v Alabama Supreme Court ruling requiring adequate counsel for defendants
born on --1913 in Elberton, Georgia
expired 8-22-1952 in Jackson, Michigan   age 39   cause: cancer
New York Daily News tabloid founder & publisher  Joseph Medill Patterson
born on 1-6-1879 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-26-1946 in New York, New York   age 67
Communist & Marxist  Louise Alone Thompson Patterson   one-time secretary of Langston Hughes
¤born: Louise A. Thompson
nickname: "Madame Moscow" 
born on 9-9-1901 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-27-1999 in New York, New York   age 97
Sasquach al fresco? former rodeo rider & hay farmer  Roger Patterson   (with Robert Gimlin) took only footage of Bigfoot (10-20-1967) in Six Rivers National Forest
born on 2-14-1933
expired 1-??-1972 in Yakima, Washington   age 38   cause: cancer
 Albert Patton   co-founded the Harlem Globetrotters
born on 1-6-1910
expired 5-27-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 90   cause: stabbed to death during robbery
formidable World War II Third Army general  George Smith Patton Jr.   military historian; master strategist; rescued Bastogne (France) during Battle of the Bulge
¤nickname: "Old Blood and Guts" 
born on 11-11-1885 in San Gabriel, California
expired 12-21-1945 in Heidelberg, Germany   age 60   cause: injuries suffered in auto accident
child abductee  Etan Patz   declared legally dead 6/18/2001
born on 12-5-1972 in New York, New York
expired 5-25-1979 in New York, New York   age 6   cause: murdered
Greek monarch (1947-64)  King Paul I   father of Spanish Queen Sofia
born on 12-14-1901 in Athens, Greece
expired 3-6-1964 in Tatoi, Greece   age 62
suffragette Dr.  Alice Paul   co-founded the National Woman's Party (1913); a principle author of the defunct Equal Rights Amendment
born on 1-11-1885 in Moorestown, New Jersey
expired 7-9-1977 in Moorestown, New Jersey   age 92
guitarist  Les Paul   once partnered with (and married to) Mary Ford
¤born: Lester William Polfus 
born on 6-9-1915 in Waukesha, Wisconsin
expired 8-13-2009 in White Plains, New York   age 94   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2000TEX14%
2001TEX12½%
2002TMTX9.1%
2003ANG, JEDS, KOHD, TMTX22.2%
2005QKU4.3%
2006ANG, DFFC, OIE10.0%
2007AUDC, DFFC, DTH, GOHI, LMLD, MOT19.4%
2008ANG, DFFC, GOHI, MORB, OIE, SPIT18.8%
2009ADWC, ANG, MORB10.0%
   Scored 3.7250 points

plump actor  Richard Paul
born on 6-6-1940 in Los Angeles, California
expired 12-25-1998 in Studio City, California   age 58   cause: cancer
physicist  Wolfgang Paul   shared the 1989 Nobel prize in physics
born on 8-10-1913 in Lorenzkirch, Saxony, Germany
expired 12-7-1993 in Bonn, Germany   age 90
1945 Nobel prize-winning physicist  Wolfgang Ernst Friedrich Pauli   helped formulate the basic laws of electronics, including the "exclusion" principle
born on 4-25-1900 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary
expired 12-15-1958 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 58
Dr.  Linus Carl Pauling   double Nobel laureate: 1954 Chemistry &nsbp; 1962 Peace
born on 2-28-1901 in Portland, Oregon
expired 8-19-1994 in Big Sur, California   age 93
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS, YJ15.4%
1980 RR6.3%

Stalinist Soviet police agent  Karl-Leonhard Paulov   did time in an Estonian prison for his crimes against the people
born on --1915
expired 2-??-2002 in Estonia   age 77   cause: bladder cancer & liver disease
engineer/inventor  Edward Arthur Pauls   came up with the idea for the Nordic Track exercise equipment (1976)
born on 8-28-1931 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
expired 10-9-2011 in Montrose, Colorado   age 80   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
character actor  Albert Paulsen   played lots of villains
born on 12-13-1929 in Guayaquil, Equador
expired 4-25-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 74
Pat on the stump comedian & Olive Oil Party Presidential candidate  Pat Paulsen   appeared on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour; subject of October 1968 Playboy "interview"
born on 7-6-1927 in South Bend, Indiana
expired 4-24-1997 in Tijuana, Mexico   age 69   cause: cancer
Chun King (1947) & Jeno's Pizza (1967) purveyor  Jeno Paulucci
¤born: Luigino Francesco Paolucci 
born on 7-7-1918 in Aurora, Minnesota
expired 11-24-2011 in Duluth, Minnesota   age 93
Carnegie-Mellon computer science profeessor  Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch   author of Last Lecture book & video
born on 10-23-1960
expired 7-25-2008 in Chesapeake, Virginia   age 47   cause: pancreatic cancer
   Contest Selectors
2008QKU, WEP6.3%
   Scored 9.0500 points

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in November 1982 formerly-tubby tenor  Luciano Pavarotti
born on 10-12-1935 in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
expired 9-6-2007 in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy   age 71   cause: kidney failure; pancreatic cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003RAVN5.6%
2004ABRA, RAVN11.1%
2005WORM4.3%
2006DTH3.3%
2007ABRA, GOHI, MOT, QKU, RAVN, RR, TFM, WEP25.8%
   Scored 5.4195 points

Serbian Orthodox Church spiritual leader  Pavle   His Holiness, the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan Belgrade and Karlovci, Serbian Patriarch Pavle (1991-2009)
¤born: Gojko Stojčević 
born on 9-11-1914 in Kućanci, Slavonija, Austria-Hungary
expired 11-15-2009 in Belgrade, Serbia   age 95   cause: cardiac arrest
   Contest Selectors
2008WEP3.1%
2009DTM, WEP6.7%
   Scored 4.2500 points

Dr.  Ivan Petrovich Pavlov   won the 1904 Nobel prize in physiology for his work on the physiology of digestion; the down side — a lab full of slobbering mutts
born on 9-14-1849 in Ryazan, Russia
expired 2-27-1936 in Leningrad, RUssia, USSR   age 86
coup plotter  Valentin Sergeyevich Pavlov   a former Soviet Prime Minister (Jan-Aug 1991); concocted the "State Emergency Committee" as a front to strip Gorbachev of power; the failed coup set off the collapse of the Soviet Union
born on 9-26-1937 in Moscow, Russia, USSR
expired 3-30-2003 in Moscow, Russia   age 65
actress  Katina Paxinou   won 1943 Supporting Actress oscar for her performance in as Pilar For Whom the Bell Tolls
born on 12-17-1900 in Piraeus, Greece
expired 2-22-1973 in Athens, Greece   age 72
country singer  Johnny Paycheck   "take this database & shove it"
¤born: Donald Eugene Lytle 
born on 5-31-1938 in Greenfield, Ohio
expired 2-18-2003 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 64   cause: respiratory failure; emphysema; asthma
   Contest Selectors
2002ANG9.1%
2003ANG5.6%
   Scored 8.6000 solo points

pioneering black female television news anchor  Beverly Payne
expired 11-12-1999 in San Francisco, California   age 54   cause: cervical cancer
actor  John Payne
born on 5-23-1912 in Roanoke, Virginia
expired 12-6-1989 in Malibu, California   age 77
radio actress  Virginia Payne   played Ma Perkins (1933-60)
born on 9-19-1908
expired 2-10-1977 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 68
New York Mets principal owner  Joan Whitney Payson
born on 2-5-1903 in New York, New York
expired 10-4-1975 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: complications from stroke
1940s/50s bombshell mis-fire  Barbara Lee Payton   a real sad case: liked wild sex & booze way too much; as her career skidded to a messy crash appeared in such low budget gems as Bride of the Gorilla (1951); briefly married to actor Franchot Tone (for all of 53 days in 1952); increasingly turned to drugs, later turning tricks in Hollywood for almost nothing
¤née: Redfield 
born on 11-16-1927 in Cloquet, Minnesota
expired 5-8-1967 in San Diego, California   age 39   cause: heart & liver failure
Four Tops singer  Lawrence Payton
born on 3-2-1938 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 6-20-1997   age 59   cause: liver cancer
hall-of-fame former Chicago Bears running back  Walter Jerry Payton
¤nickname: "Sweetness" 
born on 7-25-1954 in Columbia, Mississippi
expired 11-1-1999 in Barrington, Illinois   age 45   cause: cancer of bile duct; liver disease (primary sclerosing cholangitis)
author  Octavio Paz Lozano   won 1990 Nobel literature prize
born on 3-31-1914 in Mexico City, Mexico
expired 4-19-1998 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 84
banjo player  Eddie Peabody
¤nickname: "The Banjo King" 
born on 2-19-1902 in Reading, Massachusetts
expired 11-7-1970 in Covington, Kentucky   age 68
banker & philosophy  George Foster Peabody   namesake of award established in 1939
born on 7-27-1852 in Columbus, Georgia
expired 3-4-1938 in Warm Springs, Georgia   age 85   cause: heart failure
jazz instrumentalist  Curtis Peagler   played the double-bass, trombone and saxophone (tenor & alto)
born on 9-17-1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 12-19-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 63
"colorful" British military officer Lt.Colonel  Frederick Gerald Peake   co-founded the Arab League in Transjordan
expired 3-30-1970 in Kelso, Scotland   age 84
writer  Loretta Ruth Stafford Peale   Norman Vincent's widow
born on 9-10-1906 in Fonda, Iowa
expired 2-6-2008 in Pawling, New York   age 101
   Contest Selectors
2002JL9.1%
2003JL5.6%
2007DGW3.2%
2008DGW, TFM6.3%
   Scored 3.6500 points

Rev.  Norman Vincent Peale
born on 5-31-1898 in Bowersville, Ohio
expired 12-24-1993 in Pawling, New York   age 95
   Contest Selectors
1980 JW6.3%

actress  Alice Pearce   original Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched (1964-66)
born on 10-16-1917 in New York, New York
expired 3-3-1966 in Hollywood, California   age 48   cause: cancer
kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter  Daniel Pearl
born on 10-10-1963 in Princeton, New Jersey
expired 1-31-2002 in Karachi, Pakistan   age 38   cause: murdered; throat slit; beheaded
actor  Stephen Pearlman
born on 2-26-1935
expired 9-30-1998 in New York, New York   age 63   cause: cancer
 Bill Austin "Billy" Pearson   jockey, art expert & game show contestant ($64,000 Question & $64,000 Challenge)
born on 5-19-1920 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-28-2002 in Kingston, New York   age 82   cause: pneumonia
political columnist  Drew Pearson   co-founder of Washington Merry-Go-Round column (1932)
born on 12-13-1897 in Evanston, Illinois
expired 9-1-1969 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 71
former Canadian prime minister (1963-68)  Lester Bowles Pearson   winner of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize
born on 4-23-1897 in Newtonbrooke, Ontario, Canada
expired 12-27-1972 in Rockcliffe, Ontario, Canada   age 75   cause: liver cancer
AKS: Newtonbrook is now part of Toronto
Washington Post obituary editor (1988-his death)  Richard G. Pearson
born on --1949 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-11-2003 in Arlington, Virginia   age 54   cause: pancreatic cancer
Great Gildersleave actor  Harold "Hal" Peary
born on 7-25-1908 in San Landro, California
expired 3-30-1985 in Torrance, California   age 76
AKS: Perry
Palomar Observatory optician & astronomer Dr.  Francis G. Pease   co-designer of the 100 & 200 inch telescopes on Mount Wilson, California
born on 1-14-1881 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 2-7-1938 in Pasadena, California   age 57
to next Pope: Pius Xto previous Pope: Pius IX Catholic Church leader (1878-1903)  Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi Pecci   elected 257th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church February 20, 1878
¤Pope Leo XIII 
born on 3-2-1810 in Carpineto, Italy
expired 7-20-1903 in Rome, Italy   age 93
actor  Bob Peck   played game warden Robert Muldoon in Jurassic Park (1993)
born on 8-23-1945 in Leeds, Oxfordshire, England
expired 4-4-1999 in London, England   age 53   cause: cancer
actor  Eldred Gregory Peck   won Best Actor oscar for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
born on 4-5-1916 in La Jolla, California
expired 6-12-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 87
   Contest Selectors
2003KLS, RAVN, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 4.4250 points

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in March 1991 psychiatrist/author Dr.  Morgan Scott Peck   wrote The Road Less Traveled (1978)
born on 5-22-1936 in New York, New York
expired 9-26-2005 in Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut   age 69   cause: pancreatic cancer; liver duct cancer; Parkinson's disease; impotence
AKS: M. Scott Peck
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in August 1972 moviedirector  David Samuel Peckinpah   made The Wild Bunch (1969) & The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
born on 2-21-1925 in Fresno, California
expired 12-28-1984 in Inglewood, California   age 59   cause: stroke
Great Lakes sailor  Karl Anthony Peckol   Watchman aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 55   cause: drowned when ship foundered
New York judge  Ferdinand Pecora   led investigation of Wall Street after 1929 crash which resulted in the creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission
born on 1-6-1882 in Nicosia, Sicily, Italy
expired 12-7-1971 in New York, New York   age 89   cause: heart failure
Dr.  Charles John Pedersen   shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in chemistry
born on 10-3-1904 in Fusan, Korea
expired 10-26-1989 in Salem, New Jersey   age 85   cause: myeloma
The Eastland under steam on Lake Michigan  Harry Pedersen   captain of the excursion vessel Eastland when it capsized in the Chicago River (7/24/1914) resulting in 844 deaths
born on 3-18-1860 in Norway
expired 7-25-1939 in Chicago, Illinois   age 79   cause: nephritis
author  Knud Pedersen   a big fan of Germany & National Socialism — he went along with the Nazi invasion of Norway (which tended to devalue his 1920 Nobel Literature prize)
¤pen name: Knut Hamsun 
born on 8-4-1859 in Lom, Gudbrandsdal, Norway
expired 2-19-1952 in Grimstad, Norway   age 92
former UC-Berkeley computer scientist (1955-91)  Donald Pederson   oversaw creation of the circuit design/testing tool called SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis; 1972)
born on 9-30-1925 in Hallock, Minnesota
expired 12-25-2004 in Concord, California   age 79   cause: Parkinson's disease
Roberta, with the rack that made Robyn Hilton envious 1970s nudie model  Roberta Pedon
¤born: Rosma Laila Grantovskis 
born on 5-2-1954 in Ohio
expired 7-30-1982 in Alameda County, California   age 28   cause: shock; lactic acidosis; alcoholic liver disease
AKS: Grantoviskis
"mega-savant"  Kim Peek   an inspiration for the creation of the Rain Man character
born on 11-11-1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 12-19-2009 in Murray, Utah   age 58   cause: heart attack
Sir  Robert "Bobby" Peel   reorganized the London, England, police force; London cops came to be known as "Bobbies" after their commander
born on 2-5-1788 in Bury, Lancashire, England
expired 1-2-1850 in London, England   age 61
operatic tenor  Jan Peerce
¤born: Jacob Pincus Perelmuth 
born on 6-3-1904 in New York, New York
expired 12-15-1984 in New York, New York   age 80
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

former Disney cartoonist  William Bartlett "Bill" Peet Sr.   planned animation sequences for Song of the South (1946); drew Dumbo; wrote screenplay for 101 Dalmatians (1961); also a writer of children's books
¤born: W.B. Peed 
born on 1-29-1915 in Grandview, Indiana
expired 5-11-2002 in Studio City, California   age 87   cause: pneumonia; cancer; heart problems
newspaper columnist  James Westbrook Pegler   won 1941 Pulitzer prize for exposing corruption in labor unions; lost libel suit against Quentin Reynolds
born on 8-2-1894 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 6-24-1969 in Tucson, Arizona   age 74
Cincinnati Reds catcher (1896-1904)  Henry C. Peitz
¤nickname: "Heinie" 
expired 10-23-1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 73
NYC teacher/school principal  Bridget Caulfield Peixotto   in 1913 was dismissed after becoming pregnant; reinstated in 1915 with back pay; case basis for much U.S. law & rules concerning maternity leave
born on 9-5-1877
expired 4-15-1972 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 94
Harvey, peering from behind his autobiography retired Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospital file clerk (1966-2003)  Harvey Pekar   prickly jazz aficionado & critic; autobiographical subject of American Splendor (2003)
born on 10-8-1939 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 7-11-2010 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio   age 70   cause: prostate cancer; asthma; hypertension; depression
   Contest Selectors
2005WORM4.3%

Turkish premier (1946-47)  Recep Peker
¤make up your own nicknames for this guy 
expired 4-2-1950 in Istanbul, Turkey   age 62   cause: heart attack
former Israeli Air Force commander  Benjamin "Benny" Peled   lead 1976 hostage rescue raid on the Entebbe (Uganda) airport
¤born: Benjamin Weidenfeld 
born on --1928 in Tel Aviv, Palestine
expired 7-13-2002   age 74   cause: emphysema
former Czech parliament member  Jiří Pelikán   head of the state-run radio & tv system who eliminated censorship; a leader of the "Prague Spring" movement in 1968 & leading supporter of Alexander Dubcek
born on 2-7-1923 in Olomouc, Moravia, Czechoslovakia
expired 6-26-1999 in Rome, Italy   age 76
AKS: Jiri Pelikan
former Rhode Island Senator (1961-97)  Claiborne DeBorda Pell   wrote the law that gives money to college students (Pell Grants)
born on 11-22-1918 in New York, New York
expired 1-1-2009 in Newport, Rhode Island   age 90   cause: Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
2007DTH, GREB6.5%
2008GREB3.1%
2009GREB, RR6.7%
   Scored 4.7500 points

American World War II French resistance fighter  Isabel Townsend Pell   led Maquis resistance cells on French Riviera
expired 6-5-1952 in New York, New York   age 51
Wendy's commercial actress  Clara Peller   known for her trademark complaint "Where's the Beef?!"
born on 8-4-1903 in Russia
expired 8-11-1987 in Chicago, Illinois   age 84   cause: emphysema
highwayman (robber)  Nicolas Jacques Pelletier   first person to experience decapitation by guillotine
expired 4-25-1792   age ??   cause: executed; guillotine
Atlanta pharmacist Dr.  John Styth Pemberton   invented Coca-Cola (May 8, 1886)
born on 7-8-1831 in Knoxville, Georgia
expired 8-16-1888 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 57   cause: cancer
accomplished scribe  Pietek Pemper   had been the personal typist for the commandant of the Plaszów concentration camp until Oskar Schindler came along — he was the person that typed up the list of 1,200+ inmates that were to be transferred to Schindler's metal stamping plant, thus saving their lives
¤born: Mieczyslaw Pemper 
born on 3-24-1920 in Krakáu, Poland
expired 6-7-2011 in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany   age 91
corrupt Kansas City (Missouri) Democratic machine political boss  Thomas Joseph Pendergast   plead guilty to income tax evasion in 1939
born on 7-22-1872 in Saint Joseph, Missouri
expired 1-26-1945 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 72
soul singer  Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass   suffered lower-body paralysis in 1982 auto accident
born on 3-26-1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-13-2010 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania   age 59   cause: complications from colon cancer surgery
AKS: Pendergras Pendergas Pendergass
U.S. Civil Rights Commission chairman  Clarence M. Pendleton
born on 11-10-1930
expired 6-5-1988   age 57
golfer  Harvey Morrison Penick
born on 10-23-1904 in Austin, Texas
expired 4-2-1995   age 90
 Theodore A. Penland   last commander of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War veterans organization
expired 9-13-1950 in Vancouver, Washington   age 101
movie director  Arthur Penn   directed The Miracle Worker (Broadway play & movie; 1959/62), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Alice's Restaurant (1969) & Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)
born on 9-27-1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 9-28-2010 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 88   cause: congestive heart failure
character actor  Christopher "Chris" Penn   brother of Sean
born on 10-10-1965 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-24-2006 in Santa Monica, California   age 40   cause: nonspecific cardiomyopathy
actor/director  Leo Z. Penn   blacklisted in the 1940s and 50s; father of Sean & Chris
born on 8-27-1921
expired 9-5-1998 in Santa Monica, California   age 77   cause: lung cancer
actress  Jocelyn Brando Pennebaker   older sister of Marlon; appeared on Broadway in the original production of Mr. Roberts; also appeared in The Ugly American (1963) & Mommie Dearest (1981)
born on 11-18-1919 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-27-2005 in Santa Monica, California   age 86
radio comedian  Joe Penner   his catch phrase was "Wanna buy a duck?"
¤born: Joseph Pinter 
born on 11-11-1904 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 1-10-1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 36
department store chain founder  James Cash Penney
born on 9-16-1875 in Hamilton, Missouri
expired 2-12-1971 in New York, New York   age 95   cause: complications from fall
1920s Broadway actress, dancer, singer  Ann Pennington   popularized the Black Bottom song and dance in George White's Scandals of 1926
born on 12-27-1893 in Camden, New Jersey
expired 11-4-1971 in New York, New York   age 77
Webb, Mississippi farmer  James G. "Jim" Pennington   one of the jurors in the "trial" of J.W. Milam & Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till
born on 1-10-1918
expired 12-17-1994 in Webb, Mississippi   age 76
 Lida Irene Wells Pennington
born on 12-24-1898
expired 7-17-2003 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana   age 104
New York Yankees pitcher  Herbert Jeffries Pennock   batted last in Murderers' Row
¤nickname: "The Knight of Kennett Square" 
born on 2-10-1894 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
expired 1-30-1948 in New York, New York   age 53   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
former Selective Service head (1972-77)  Byron Vincent Pepitone   oversaw transition from the draft to an all volunteer force; resigned when Carter pardoned draft evaders
born on 6-9-1918 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
expired 9-11-2003 in Port Saint Lucie, Florida   age 85
A-Team actor  George Peppard   also starred as Banacek
born on 10-1-1928 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 5-8-1994 in Los Angeles, California   age 65
jazz artist  Arthur Edward Pepper
born on 9-1-1925 in Gardena, California
expired 6-15-1982 in Los Angeles, California   age 56
Doris & Fred Ziffel actress  Barbara Pepper   played Doris Ziffel on Green Acres (1965-69)
¤real name: Barbara P. Enfield 
born on 5-31-1915 in New York, New York
expired 7-18-1969   age 54   cause: heart attack
mentally enfeebled Florida Representative (1963-89)  Claude Denson Pepper   also a Florida State senator (1936-51); vindictive apologist for the massive ponzi scheme known as "Social Security"
born on 9-8-1900 in Dudleyville, Alabama
expired 5-30-1989 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 88
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in April 1968 former Illinois senator (1967-85)  Charles Harting Percy   heir to the Bell & Howell "fortune"; father of twins Sharon and Valerie
born on 9-27-1919 in Pensacola, Florida
expired 9-17-2011 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 91   cause: Alzheimer's disease
AKS: Hartung
 Valerie Percy   daughter of Charles H. Percy; twin sister of Sharon
born on 12-10-1944 in Oakland, California
expired 9-18-1966 in Kenilworth, Illinois   age 21   cause: skull fracture & stab wounds
poultry processing company founder (1920)  Arthur W. Perdue   father of Frank; family name was originally Perdeux
born on 8-8-1885
expired 6-27-1977 in Salisbury, Maryland   age 91
fowl businessman  Franklin Parsons "Frank" Perdue   son of company founder
born on 5-9-1920 in Salisbury, Maryland
expired 3-31-2005 in Salisbury, Maryland   age 84   cause: bird flu?
   Contest Selectors
2003TAP5.6%
2004TAP5.6%

elder Native American  Javier Pereira   made undocumented claim to extreme age
expired 3-30-1958 in Monteria, Columbia   age 167
Brazilian soccer star  Valdir Pereira   captain of 1958 & 1962 World Champion teams
¤aka: "Didi
born on 10-8-1929 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
expired 5-12-2001 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   age 71   cause: liver failure
humorist  Sidney Joseph Perelman   wrote screenplays for Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932) & Around the World in Eighty Days (won oscar; 1956)
born on 2-1-1904 in New York, New York
expired 10-17-1979 in New York, New York   age 75   cause: "natural causes"
to next Pope: Urban VIIto previous Pope: Gregory XIII Catholic Church leader (1585-1590)  Felice Peretti   elected 228th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church April 24, 1585
¤Pope Sixtus V 
born on 12-13-1521 in Grottamare, Italy
expired 8-27-1590 in Rome, Italy   age 68
Marie Curie colleague  Marguerite Perey   discovered element 87, Francium, in 1939
expired 5-13-1975 in Paris, France   age 65
former Venezuelan minister of Mines and Development  Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso   a co-founder of OPEC (September 1960)
born on 12--1903
expired 9-3-1979 in Georgetown, Maryland   age 75   cause: pancreatic cancer
 Marcos Pérez Jiménez   military dictator of Venezuela (1952-58)
born on 4-25-1914 in Tachira State, Venezuela
expired 9-20-2001 in Madrid, Spain   age 87   cause: heart attack
Texas death row inmate  Robert Anthony Martinez Perez   a "general" in the Mexican prison gangs
¤number 999322 
born on 6-29-1958
expired 3-6-2007 in Huntsville, Texas   age 48   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2007ADWC, BOD, DFFC, DTH, DTM, JCM, KLS, OIE, PCD, QKU, RAVN, RIE, SPIT41.9%
   Scored 7.7006 points

Tejano singer  Selena Quintanilla Perez
born on 4-16-1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas
expired 3-31-1995 in Corpus Christi, Texas   age 23   cause: shot to death by Yolanda Saldivar
Boston/Milwaukee Braves owner (1946-62)  Louis Robert Perini   moved team to Milwaukee in 1953
born on 11-29-1903 in Ashland, Massachusetts
expired 4-16-1972 in West Palm Beach, Florida   age 68
Psycho actor  Anthony Perkins
born on 4-14-1932 in New York, New York
expired 9-12-1992 in Hollywood, California   age 60   cause: pneumonia; AIDS
actress & photographer  Berinthia Berenson "Berry" Perkins   Marisa's sister; widow of Anthony Perkins
born on 4-14-1948 in New York, New York
expired 9-11-2001 in New York, New York   age 53   cause: aboard hijacked American Airlines flight 11
rockabilly pioneer  Carl Lee Perkins   wrote Blue Suede Shoes (1955)
born on 4-9-1932 in Tiptonville, Tennssee
expired 1-19-1998 in Jackson, Tennessee   age 65   cause: complications from strokes
FDR Labor Secretary (1933-45)  Frances Perkins   first woman cabinet secretary
born on 4-10-1882 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 5-14-1965 in New York, New York   age 83
blues pianist  Joseph William "Pinetop" Perkins   his signature songs include "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie" and "Got My Mojo Working"
¤aka: "Joe Willie" 
born on 7-7-1913 in Honey Creek Plantation, Belzoni, Mississippi
expired 3-21-2011 in Austin, Texas   age 97   cause: cardiac arrest
   Contest Selectors
2007NFG3.2%
2008NFG, RR6.3%
2009GOHI, NFG, RR10.0%
2010NFG, RR7.4%

Texas death row inmate  Reginald W. Perkins   suspected serial strangler; convicted of raping two 12-year old girls in Ohio but inexplicably released after 6 years; getting the needle for murdering step-mother Gertie Mae Perkins
¤#999407 
born on 4-29-1955 in Arkansas
expired 1-22-2009 in Huntsville, Texas   age 53   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2009ADWC, DFFC, DTM, JCM, RAVN, SBAP20.0%
   Scored 7.2781 points

Wild Kingdom host  Richard Marlin Perkins
born on 3-28-1905 in Carthage, Missouri
expired 6-14-1986 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1980 EK6.3%

composer/musicologist  George Perle   winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in music; recipient of a MacArthur fellowship
born on 5-6-1915 in Bayonne, New Jersey
expired 1-23-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 93
   Contest Selectors
2005GHG4.3%
2006GHG3.3%
2009BYE3.3%
   Scored 5.7000 solo points

AKS: Perlie
pianist  Vladislas "Vlado" Perlemuter   collaborted with Ravel
born on 5-26-1904 in Kovno, Russia (now Kaunas, Lithuania)
expired 9-4-2002 in Paris, France   age 98
former Carnegie Mellon University computer science department head  Alan Jay Perlis   noted for his work in advanced programming tecniques and compiler construction; received the first A.M. Turing Award (1966)
born on 4-1-1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 2-7-1990   age 67
Navy machinist's mate  Albert G. Perna   aboard the B-25 bomber that crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building
expired 7-28-1945 in New York, New York   age 20   cause: plane crash
small-time Argentine actress  Eva Duarte de Perón   used the casting couch to work her way up; married promising Army Colonel Juan Peron, eventually becoming Argentina's first lady; subject of stage play and movie Evita
¤born: Eva Maria Duarte 
born on 5-7-1919 in Los Toldos, Argentina
expired 7-26-1952 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 33
Argentine president (1946-55 and 1973-74)  Juan Domingo Perón   husband of Eva and Isabel
born on 10-8-1895 in Lobos, Argentina
expired 7-1-1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 78
presidential mother  Juana Sosa de Perón
expired 5-30-1953 in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina   age 78
former Minnesota governor (1977-79 & 1983-91)  Rudy Perpich
born on 6-27-1928 in Carson Lake, Minnesota
expired 9-21-1995 in Saint Paul, Minnesota   age 67
physicist  Jean Baptiste Perrin   was the 1926 Nobel physics laureate
born on 9-30-1870 in Lille, France
expired 4-17-1942 in New York, New York   age 71
actor  Victor H. Perrin   the original Control Voice on The Outer Limits — "Please Stand By ..." (1963-65); played planet leader Tharn on original Star Trek series episode Mirror, Mirror (1967) & the voice of the Nomad Probe in The Changeling episode
born on 4-26-1916 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
expired 7-4-1989 in Los Angeles, California   age 73
WNBA/Houston Comets point guard  Kim Perrot
born on 1-18-1967 in Lafayette, Louisiana
expired 8-19-1999 in Houston, Texas   age 32   cause: cancer; (brain and lung)
AKS: Perot Parrot Parot
famed Broadway director  Antoinette Perry   directed Harvey; the major Broadway show award, the Tony is named for her
¤aka: Antoinette Freauff 
born on 6-27-1888 in Denver, Colorado
expired 6-28-1946 in New York, New York   age 58
fisherman  Elwood Lake Perry   patented the Spoonplug fishing lure (1946)
born on 7-10-1915 in Hickory, South Carolina
expired 8-12-2005 in Taylorsville, North Carolina   age 90
director  Frank Perry
born on 8-21-1930 in New York, New York
expired 9-6-1995 in New York, New York   age 65
tennis player  Frederick J. Perry
born on 5-18-1909
expired 2-2-1995 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   age 85
Hyperion Records founder  George Edward "Ted" Perry
born on 5-5-1931
expired 2-9-2003 in London, England   age 71   cause: lung cancer
World War II Rear admiral  John Richard Perry   organized the Navy Seabees construction battalions
expired 9-25-1955 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 56
controversial character actor  Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry
¤aka: "Stepin Fetchit
born on 5-30-1902 in Key West, Florida
expired 11-19-1985 in Woodland Hills, California   age 83   cause: pneumonia; congestive heart failure
former U of Michigan football player  Lowell W. Perry   former Michigan Labor Department head (1991-96); college roommate of Darth Vader
born on 12-5-1931 in Ypsilanti, Michigan
expired 1-7-2001 in Southfield, Michigan   age 69   cause: cancer
one-time (Dallas, TX) Parkland Hospital E.R. medic Dr.  Malcolm Oliver Perry 2nd   performed a futile tracheotomy on JFK when he was brought in
born on 9-3-1929 in Allen, Texas
expired 12-5-2009 in Tyler, Texas   age 80   cause: lung cancer
Commodore  Matthew Calbraith Perry   sent by president Fillmore to isolationist Japan (1852) to open up trade; succeeded in 1854; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry
born on 4-10-1794 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island
expired 3-4-1858 in New York, New York   age 63
dimbulb terrorist  Nancy Ling Perry   member of the SLA
¤SLA name: "Fahizah" 
born on 9-19-1947 in Santa Rosa, California
expired 5-24-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 26   cause: bullet wounds
former tv personality  Nick Perry   did 2 years in jail (1981-83) for his involvement in a rigged Pennsylvania Lottery Daily Drawing; on 4/24/1980 the number 666 came up (the other balls had been weighted to not make it to the exit port) & the consipirators cashed in; the fraud scheme was the basis of the movie Lucky Numbers (2000)
¤born: Nicholas Perry Katsafanas 
born on 12-5-1916
expired 4-22-2003 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 86
Admiral  Oliver Hazard Perry   defeated the British on Lake Erie in 1813; famous quote: "We have met the enemy and they are ours"
born on 8-20-1785 in South Kingston, Rhode Island
expired 8-23-1819 in Angostura, Venezuela   age 34
World War I American Expeditionary Force commander  John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing   won 1932 Pulitzer prize for his memoirs; only six-star U.S. General
born on 9-13-1860 in Linn City, Missouri
expired 7-15-1948 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 87   cause: heart & kidney failure
New York mafia don  Alphonse Persico
born on 12-6-1929
expired 9-12-1989   age 59
producer  Lester Persky   producer of The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Shampoo (1975) & Taxi Driver (1976)
born on 7-6-1925 in New York, New York
expired 12-16-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: complications following heart surgery
journalist  Bernard Person   covered Hitler's trial for his role in the failed München Beer Hall Putsch (1924); founded Facts on File (1040)
born on 6-18-1894
expired 3-9-1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico   age 86
film & theater producer  Eugene Clair Persson   was co-creator/producer of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown stage show (1967); as a child actor portrayed several of the offspring of Ma & Pa Kettle in movies
born on 1-12-1934 in Long Beach, California
expired 6-6-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 74   cause: heart attack
to February 1962 Playmate of Monthto December 1961 Playmate of Month Playboy January 1962 Playmate of Month  Merle Elizabeth Pertile   her death was announced in the November 1997 Playboy (page 176) as having occurred in the "winter of 1997" (Jan-Mar)
born on 11-23-1941 in Whittier, California
expired 2-21-1997 in Lake Arrowhead, California   age 55   cause: complications following heart surgery
actor  Jon Pertwee   third to play Doctor Who (1970-74)
born on 7-7-1919 in England
expired 5-20-1996   age 76   cause: heart attack
biochemist  Max Ferdinand Perutz   pioneer in field of molecular biology, researching the structure of hemoglobin; shared the 1962 Nobel chemistry prize
born on 5-19-1914 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 2-6-2002 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 87   cause: cancer
the Captain with the Stickettes: Kim Coffee, Gloria Powell, Laurie Waisanen (aka: The Chest Fairy) and Beverly Martin
The Captain with his Stickettes: Kim Coffee, Gloria Powell, Laurie Waisanen (aka: The Chest Fairy) and Beverly Martin
publicity hound  Richard Allen Pesta   made repeated appearances on 1980s Real People tv series; appeared in The Sex O'Clock News (1986) & Caped Fury (1989)
¤aka: "Captain Sticky, Destroyer of Evil" 
born on --1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 12-12-2003 in Bangkok, Thailand   age 57   cause: embolism following heart bypass surgery
Mussolini mistress  Claretta "Clara" Petacci
born on 2-28-1912 in Rome, Italy
expired 4-29-1945 in Milan, Italy   age 33   cause: shot, hanged, body mutilated by mobs of disgruntled Mussolini voters
conflicted historic figure Marshal  Henri-Philippe Pétain   World War I military hero; convicted of treason for collaborating with the Nazis in the Vichie government; died in a prison-villa
born on 4-24-1856 in Cauchy-à-la-Tour, Pas-de-Calais, France
expired 7-23-1951 in Port-Joinville, Island of Yeu, France   age 95
exiled Yugoslav king (1934-45)  Peter II   husband of Alexandra
¤born: Peter Karageorgeovitch Petrovich 
born on 9-6-1923 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
expired 11-4-1970 in Los Angeles, California   age 47
comic artist  Harry G. Peter   drew Wonder Woman (1941-58)
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
Peter Principle author Dr.  Laurence Johnston Peter
born on 9-16-1919 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
expired 1-12-1990 in Palos Verdes Estates, California   age 70   cause: complications from 1988 stroke
cinematographer  Donald William Peterman   lensed quite a number of well-known flicks, including: Young Doctors in Love (1982), Flashdance (1983), Splash (1984), Cocoon (1985), Star Trek IV: The Yoyage Home (1986), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Get Shorty (1995), Men In Black (1997) & Mighty Joe Young (1997)
born on 1-3-1932 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-5-2011 in Palos Verdes Estates, California   age 79   cause: complications form myelodysplastic syndrome
actor  Brock Peters   played Joseph Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine tv series, as well as the traitorous Admiral Cartwright in two Star Trek movies (IV & VI); he was also chief of detectives Lt. Hatcher in Soylent Green (1973) & accused rapist Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
¤born: Brock George Fisher 
born on 7-2-1927 in New York, New York
expired 8-23-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: pancreatic cancer
actress  Elizabeth Jean Peters   once married to Howard Hughes (1957-71)
born on 10-15-1926 in Canton, Ohio
expired 10-13-2000 in Carlsbad, California   age 73   cause: leukemia
Lana, back at the Dacha, with daddio oldster  Lana Peters   daddy was a dictator; she bailed on him, defecting in 1967
¤born: Svetlana Iosifovna Stalina
changed to: Svetlana Alliluyeva (1953)
ex-Mrs. William Wesley Peters 
born on 2-28-1926 in Moscow, Russia
expired 11-22-2011 in Richland Center, Wisconsin   age 85   cause: colon cancer
tv character actor  Robert House Peters Jr.   was the first to portray Mr. Clean in television commercials
born on 1-12-1916 in New Rochelle, New York
expired 9-24-2008 in Woodland Hills, California   age 92   cause: pneumonia
The Sun-Maid logo long-ago logo model  Lorraine Collett Petersen   posed for the Sun-Maid Raisin logo
born on 12-9-1892 in Fresno, California
expired 3-30-1983 in Fresno, California   age 90
long-ago Army Lt.  Coleman Alonzo Peterson   believing that his wife had been raped went out and shot the alleged perp; he was acquitted at his subsequent trial by reason of temporary insanity (irresistable impulse); his defense attorney wrote a best-selling semi-fictional account of the trial that was made into a major movie (Anatomy of a Murder)
born on 8-9-1913
expired 9-??-1977 in Corpus Christi, Texas   age 64
inventor  Edwin R. Peterson   finalist in the category of "World's Most Annoying Inventions" --- invented the Bac-A-Larm in the mid-1960s ... you know, that annoying "beep...beep...beep..." sound that every truck & construction vehicle makes when backing up (usually outside your bedroom window at around 4:30 a.m. while you are trying to sleep)
born on 4-7-1921
expired 5-26-1999 in Boise, Idaho   age 78
The Egg and I - Herb Peterson tackles breakfast Santa Barbara, CA MacDonald's franchisee  Herbert R. Peterson   invented the Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich (1971; introduced in restaurants in 1972)
born on 1-5-1919
expired 3-25-2008 in Santa Barbara, California   age 89
jazz pianist  Oscar Emmanuel Peterson
born on 8-15-1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 12-23-2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada   age 82   cause: kidney failure
AKS: Emanuel
ornithologist & author  Roger Tory Peterson   popularized bird watching
born on 8-28-1908 in Jamestown, New York
expired 7-28-1996 in Old Lyme, Connecticut   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS7.7%

former Bank of America president (1963-70)  Rudolph Arvid Peterson
born on 12-6-1904 in Svenljunga, Sweden
expired 12-2-2003 in Piedmont, California   age 98
animator  Theodore M. "Ted" Petok   won best animated short subject Oscar for The Crunch Bird (1970)
born on 4-4-1917 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 5-18-2010 in Rockville, Maryland   age 93   cause: coronary artery disease
bacteriologist  Julis Richard Petri   came up with the eponymous specimin dish
born on 5-31-1852 in Barman, Germany
expired 12-20-1921 in Zeitz, Germany   age 69
former NASA engineer  Peter Dimitroff Petroff   originated the digital watch (1971)
born on 10-21-1919 in Brestovitsa, Bulgaria
expired 2-27-2003 in Huntsville, Alabama   age 83
animator  Joseph D. Petrovich   won 1971 animated short subject oscar for The Crunch Bird ("Crunch Bird, my ass!")
born on 7-8-1924
expired 3-27-1977 in Detroit, Michigan   age 52   cause: cancer
French jazz pianist  Michel Petrucciani
born on 12-28-1962 in Montpellier, France
expired 1-6-1999 in New York, New York   age 36   cause: pulmonary infection; osteogenesis imperfecta
Punch cartoonist  William Norman Pett   originated the Jane's Journal strip for the Daily Mail (1932-48)
born on 4-12-1891 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England
expired 2-16-1960 in Keymer, England   age 68
pioneer British auto designer Sir  Ernest W. Petter   designed and built first internal combustion engine-powered motor car in Britain (1895-96)
expired 7-18-1954 in New Milton, England   age 81
jazz composer & bass player  Oscar Pettiford
born on 9-30-1922 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma
expired 9-8-1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 37
NBC reporter  William Thomas "Tom" Pettit   reported Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination live
born on 4-23-1931
expired 12-22-1995   age 64
race car driver  Adam Petty   son of Kyle; grandson of Richard
born on 7-10-1980 in High Point, North Carolina
expired 5-12-2000 in Concord, New Hampshire   age 19   cause: head trauma from car crash
stock car racing patriarch  Lee Arnold Petty   won first Daytona 500 (1959); father of Richard; grandfather of Kyle; great-grandfather of Adam
born on 3-14-1914 in Randleman, North Carolina
expired 4-5-2000 in Greensboro, North Carolina   age 86   cause: complications from surgery; stomach aneurism
Angelique's Drill Thrall posters "actress"  Angelique Pettyjohn   played (space bimbo) Drill Thral Shahna in original Star Trek tv series
born on 3-10-1943 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-14-1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 50   cause: breast cancer
automaker  Pierre Peugeot
born on 6-11-1932
expired 12-1-2002 in Paris, France   age 70
Foghat lead singer  David "Dave" Peverett
born on 4-16-1943 in Dulwich, England
expired 2-7-2000 in Orlando, Florida   age 56   cause: pneumonia; complications from kidney cancer
tv director  Joseph Pevney   directed some of the most memorable original series Star Trek episodes: Amok Time, The City on the Edge of Forever, Devil in the Dark, Wolf in the Fold & The Trouble With Tribbles
born on 9-15-1911 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 5-18-2008 in Palm Desert, California   age 96
Sun Oil president (1912-47)  John Howard Pew   Sun Oil board chair (1963-70)
born on 1-27-1882 in Bradford, Pennsylvania
expired 11-27-1971 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania   age 89
Sun Oil board chairman (1947-63)  Joseph Newton Pew Jr.
born on 11-12-1886
expired 4-9-1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 76
Bordeaux oenologist  Émile Peynaud   note wine consultant
born on --1912 in Madiran, Bordeaux, France
expired 7-18-2004 in Talence, Bordeaux, France   age 92   cause: Parkinson's disease
AKS: Emile
prolific tv director  John Peyser
born on 8-10-1916 in New York, New York
expired 8-16-2002   age 86
tv writer  Lois G. Peyser
born on 3-3-1923
expired 2-18-1994   age 70
jingle writer  Warren G. Pfaff   helped create the "You deserve a break today" jingle/campaign for McDonalds
born on 11-26-1929
expired 3-10-2004 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 74
composer  Hans Pfitzner   died penniless
born on 5-5-1869 in Moscow, Russia
expired 5-22-1949 in Salzburg, Austria   age 80   cause: pneumonia
chemist  Charles Pfizer Sr.   co-founded chemical/pharmaceutical firm (1849)
born on 5-22-1824 in Ludwigsburg, Swabia, Germany
expired 10-19-1906 in Newport, Rhode Island   age 82
National Pencil Company child laborer  Mary Phagan   murdered by Jim Conley; however, National Pencil Co. manager Leo Frank was tried and convicted for the murder; a lynch mob, calling itself "The Knights of Mary Phagan," stormed the prison where Frank was being held, kidnapped him and took him to Frey's Grove where he was lynched; later that day the "Knights" held a rally at Stone Mountain and rechristened themselves the Ku Klux Klan
born on 6-1-1900 in Marietta, Georgia
expired 4-26-1913 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 12   cause: murdered
retired Epsom, Surry, school teacher  Venetia Katharine Douglas Phair   on March 14, 1930, while breakfasting with her grandfather (Falconer Madan), suggested the name "Pluto" for the newly-discovered un-named ninth planet (in 2006 had a new name for the astronomers that downgraded Pluto to "dwarf" status); her great-uncle (Henry Madan, Falconer's brother) had suggested the names for Mars' moons — Phobos & Deimos (1878); in 2008 she regained a measure of respect when the Planet formerly Known As Pluto was re-re-classified as a "Plutoid"
¤née: Burney 
born on 7-11-1918 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
expired 4-30-2009 in Banstead, Surrey, England   age 90
Viet Minh co-founder (1941)  Pham Van Dong   premier of North Vietnam 1954-75 & Vietnam 1975-87
born on 3-1-1903 in Quang Ngai Province, Annam, French Indochina
expired 4-29-2000 in Hanoi, Vietnam   age 97
Howard Hughes biographer  James R. Phelan
born on 7-31-1912 in Alton, Illinois
expired 9-8-1997 in Temecula, California   age 85   cause: lung cancer
Marymount College co-founder (1907) Mother  Marie Gerard Phelan   superior-general of the Institute of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (1946-60)
born on 1-18-1872 in Glenmore, County Kilkenny, Ireland
expired 3-22-1960 in Tarrytown, New York   age 88
silent screen actress  Mary Philbin   had female lead in Phantom of the Opera
born on 7-16-1903 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-7-1993 in Huntington Beach, California   age 89   cause: pneumonia
Soviet spy  Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby
born on 1-1-1912 in Ambala, India
expired 5-11-1988 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 76
 Anton Frederik Philips   co-founder of Philips Bulb & Radio Works (1891)
expired 10-7-1951 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands   age 77
former N.V. Philips corporate executive (1961-71)  Frederick Jacques "Frits" Philips   son of the company co-founder; Karl Marx stayed at his grandfather's house in Zaltbommel while he worked on Das Kapital
born on 4-16-1905 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
expired 12-5-2005 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands   age 100   cause: pneumonia; complications from fall
 Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips   co-founder of Philips Bulb & Radio Works (1891)
expired 1-26-1942 in The Hague, The Netherlands   age 83
silent screen actor  Augustus Phillips   played Dr. Frankenstein in first screen production of Frankenstein (1910)
born on 8-1-1874 in Rensselaer, Indiana
expired 9-29-1944 in London, England   age 70   cause: cancer
folk musician  Bruce Duncan "Utah" Phillips
born on 5-15-1935 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 5-23-2008 in Nevada City, California   age 73   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2007GREB3.2%
2008GREB3.1%
   Scored 7.7000 solo points

Milk of Magnesia inventor (1873)  Charles Phillips
born on --1820
expired ??-??-1882   age 62
 Esther Phillips
¤born: Esther Mae Jones 
born on 12-23-1935 in Galveston, Texas
expired 8-7-1984 in Los Angeles, California   age 48
Phillips Petroleum founder  Frank Phillips
born on 11-23-1873 in Greeley County, Nebraska
expired 8-23-1950 in Atlantic City, New Jersey   age 76
Mamas and Papas'  John Edmund Andrew Phillips   father of Mackenzie, Chynna & Bijou; Michelle's ex
born on 8-30-1935 in Parris Island, South Carolina
expired 3-18-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 65   cause: heart failure
Titanic 1st Marconi operator  John George "Jack" Phillips   was on collapsible B & was pulled into lifeboat No.2 but died shortly thereafter
born on 4-11-1888 in Farncombe, Surrey, England
expired 4-15-1912 in North Atlantic Ocean   age 24   cause: hypothermia
former movie producer  Julia Phillips   co-produced The Sting (1973), Taxi Driver (1976) & Close Encounters of the Third Kind; ex-wife of Michael Phillips (1977); wrote memoir You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again
¤born: Julia Miller 
born on 4-7-1944 in New York, New York
expired 12-31-2001 in West Hollywood, California   age 57   cause: cancer
actress  Kate Phillips   appeared in five Charlie Chan movies; co-wrote the screenplay for The Blob (1958); more recently taught acting & screen writing at Keene State College
¤born: Mary Katherine Linaker
Mrs. Howard Phillips 
born on 7-19-1913 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas
expired 4-18-2008 in Keene, New Hampshire   age 94
AKS: Linnaker Philips
survivor of the sinking of the Titanic  Kate Florence Phillips   using the pseudonym "Kate Louise Marshall" was eloping to America with her married boss when the ship went down; the brief affair produced an offspring; it has been purported that the event was the basis for the Titanic movie plot (1997)
born on 1-1-1893
expired ??-??-1958 in England   age 65
character actress  Margaret "Peg" Phillips   played Ruth-Anne Miller on Northern Exposure tv series
born on 9-20-1918 in Everett, Washington
expired 11-7-2002 in Woodinville, Washington   age 84   cause: pulmonary disease
   Contest Selectors
2001 BOD12½%
2002 BOD9.1%
   Scored 6.6000 solo points
2004 BOD

Olde Frothingslosh beer can plus-size model  Marsha Phillips   under the pseudonym Fatima Yechbergh was "Miss Olde Frothingslosh" in beer ads and on the cans
born on 11-26-1945
expired 5-26-2000 in Rochester, Beaver County, Pennsylvania   age 54   cause: heart attack
AKS: Philips
Sun Records founder (1952)  Samuel Cornelius Phillips   "discovered" Elvis Presley (1953)
born on 1-5-1923 in Florence, Alabama
expired 7-30-2003 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 80   cause: respiratory failure
 Stephen G. Phillips   invented the mobile starting gate for harness racing (1950)
born on 9-16-1887
expired 9-26-1973 in Xenia, Ohio   age 86
dim-bulb actor  River Phoenix
¤born: River Jude Bottom 
born on 8-23-1970 in Metolius, Oregon
expired 10-31-1993 in Los Angeles, California   age 23   cause: drug overdose
Laotian president  Kaysone Phomvihane
born on 12-13-1920 in Ne Seng, Laos
expired 11-21-1992 in Vientiane, Laos   age 71
soprano  Edith Piaf
¤born: Edith Giovanna Gassion 
born on 12--1915 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 10-11-1963 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 47
psychologist/educator  Jean Piaget
born on 8-9-1896 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
expired 9-16-1980 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%
   Scored 3.6000 solo points

"prickly" film director  Maurice Pialat
born on 8-21-1925 in Cunlhat, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
expired 1-11-2003 in Paris, France   age 77   cause: kidney failure
the 'Flying Banana' circa 1945 aeronautical engineer  Frank Nicholas Piasecki   founder of Piasecki Aircraft Corp.; flew the second successful helicopter in the U.S.. the PV-2; holder of the first helicopter pilots license; built the first viable tandem-rotor helicopter (aka: the Flying Banana; 1945) — it led to the development of the Chinook cargo helicopter (or, as we called them in 'nam, the "shit-hook"); created the Holi-Stat, a 343 foot long Frankenstein monstrosity made from a helium blimp and four surplus Sikorsky helicopters; ironically, in 1986 it crashed at Lakehurst Naval Air Station with one fatality (the pilot)
born on 10-24-1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-11-2008 in Havertown, Pennsylvania   age 88   cause: complications from strokes
cellist  Gregor Piatigorsky
born on 4-17-1903 in Yekaterinoslav, Russia
expired 8-6-1976 in Los Angeles, California   age 73
Argentinian composer  Astor Piazzolla   wrote for the Bandonion
born on 3-11-1921 in Mar del Plata, Argentina
expired 7-5-1992 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 71
mathematician  Charles Emil Picard   secretary to the French Academy of Sciences (1917-41)
born on 7-24-1856 in Paris, France
expired 12-11-1941 in Paris, France   age 85
controversial artist  Pablo Ruiz y Picasso   awarded 1962 Lenin Peace Prize
¤full name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Nepomuceno Paria de los Remedios de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso 
born on 10-25-1881 in Malaga, Spain
expired 4-8-1973 in Mougins, France   age 91
scientist & inventor  Auguste Piccard   set world altitude record in balloon (1932); co-inventor of the bathyscaphe; set world deep-dive record in 1954 in it; twin brother of Jean-Felix
born on 1-28-1884 in Basel, Switzerland
expired 3-1-1962 in Lausanne, Switzerland   age 78
chemist & balloonist  Jean-Felix Piccard   made first successful ascent into stratosphere; twin brother of Auguste
born on 1-28-1884 in Basel, Switzerland
expired 1-28-1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 78
Chicago Bears halfback  Brian Louis Piccolo   subject of made-for-tv movie Brian's Song
born on 10-24-1943 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
expired 6-16-1970 in Chicago, Illinois   age 26   cause: cancer
to next Pope: Paul IIto previous Pope: Callistus III Catholic Church leader (1458-1464)  Enea Silvio de' Piccolomini   elected 211th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church August 19, 1458
¤Pope Pius II 
born on 10-18-1405 in Corsignano, Italy
expired 8-14-1464 in Ancona, Italy   age 58
to next Pope: Julis IIto previous Pope: Alexander VI Catholic Church leader (1503)  Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini   elected 216th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church September 22, 1503; lasted 26 days as Pope
¤Pope Pius III 
born on 5-29-1439 in Siena, Italy
expired 10-18-1503 in Rome, Italy   age 64
Character actor  Paul Picerni   portrayed FBI agent Lee Hobson opposite Robert Stack's Eliot Ness on The Untouchables (1960-63) & Scott Andrews in House of Wax (1953); during World War II had been a bombardier aboard one of the B-24s that attacked Bridge 277 on the River Kwai
¤born: Horace Paul Picerni 
born on 12-1-1922 in Corona, Queens, New York, New York
expired 1-13-2011 in Llano, California   age 88   cause: heart attack
movie actor & director  Irving Pichel   "discovered" Natalie Wood
born on 6-24-1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 7-13-1954 in La Cañada, California   age 63
actor  "Slim" Pickens   played Colonel "King" Kong in Dr. Strangelove & Hollis E. "Holly" Wood in 1941
¤born: Louis Bert Lindley Jr. 
born on 6-29-1919 in Kingsburg, California
expired 12-8-1983 in Modesto, California   age 64   cause: brain tumor
folk-rock singer/guitarist  Nigel Pickering   a founding member of the group Spanky and Our Gang
¤born: Fredy Ray Pickering 
born on 6-15-1930 in Pontiac, MIssouri
expired 5-5-2011 in Saint Augustine, Florida   age 81   cause: liver cancer
electrical engineer Dr.  William Hayward Pickering   former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1954-76); instrumental in the January 31, 1958 launch of Explorer I (the US's first satellite; it carried James Van Allen's geiger counter)
born on 12-24-1910 in Wellington, New Zealand
expired 3-15-2004 in La Cañada Flintridge, California   age 93   cause: pneumonia
Cover of 'Monster Mash' 45 rpm record sleeve singer  Robert George Pickett   had 1960s novelty hit with Monster Mash
¤aka: Bobby "Boris" Pickett 
born on 2-11-1938 in Somerville, Massachusetts
expired 4-25-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 69   cause: leukemia
"wicked" soul singer  Wilson Pickett   had hits with Mustang Sally & In the Midnight Hour
born on 3-18-1941 in Prattville, Alabama
expired 1-19-2006 in Reston, Virginia   age 64   cause: heart attack
silent film actress  Lottie Pickford   sister of Mary
¤born: Charlotte Smith 
born on 6-9-1895 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 12-9-1936 in Los Angeles, California   age 41   cause: heart attack
actress  Mary Pickford   co-founder of United Artists studio
¤born: Gladys Mary Smith 
born on 4-9-1893 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 5-29-1979 in Santa Monica, California   age 86   cause: stroke
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HA, RR, VM30.8%
   Scored 2 points
1980 JH

former Texas rep. (1963-94)  James Jarrell "Jake" Pickle   one of the weasels that started stripping boomers of their Social Security retirment benefits
born on 10-11-1913 in Roscoe, Texas
expired 6-18-2005 in Austin, Texas   age 91
brief record holder  Eva Pickles   Guinness (erroneously) declared her Britain's oldest woman following the death of Eva Morris
¤born: Eva Ponting 
born on 6-20-1891
expired 11-28-2000 in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England   age 109
Yiddish actress  Molly Picon
born on 6-1-1898 in New York, New York
expired 4-5-1992 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania   age 93
actor  Walter Pidgeon   Professor Morbius (conjurer of the Id Monster) in Forbidden Planet (1956) & Admiral Harriman Nelson in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
born on 9-23-1898 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
expired 9-25-1984 in Santa Monica, California   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO7.7%
1980 DO, GP12.5%

jazz pianist  Billie Goodson Pierce   1960s Preservation Hall jazz band co-leader (with husband De De)
expired 10-10-1974 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 67
investment brokerage co-founder  Edward Allen Pierce   last survivor of group that founded Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beane (later Beane replaced by Smith)
born on 8-31-1874 in Orrington, Maine
expired 12-16-1974 in New York, New York   age 100
to next U.S. president: James Buchananto previous U.S. president: Millard Fillmore 14th U.S. president (1853-57)  Franklin Pierce
born on 11-23-1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire
expired 10-8-1869 in Concord, New Hampshire   age 64
electrical engineer Dr.  John Robinson Pierce   headed the Bell Labs teams that invented the transistor (he gave it it's name) & the first communications satellite, Echo I
born on 3-27-1910 in Des Moines, Iowa
expired 4-2-2002 in Sunnyvale, California   age 92
jazz trumpeter  Joseph de la Croix "De De" Pierce   1960s Preservation Hall jazz band co-leader (with wife Billie)
born on 2-18-1904
expired 11-23-1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 69   cause: pneumonia; cancer of esophagus
former CBS News photographer  Laurens Pierce   photographed Arthur Bremer's May 1972 attempted assassination of George Wallace
born on 11-19-1915
expired 8-26-1982   age 66   cause: heart attack
former Forham football player  Nathaniel J. Pierce   Seven Blocks of Granite guard (class of 1937)
born on 1-19-1913 in Biddleford, Maine
expired 7-28-1975 in Biddleford, Maine   age 62
former Reagan H.U.D. secretary (1981-89)  Samuel Riley Pierce Jr.
born on 9-8-1922 in Glen Cove, New York
expired 10-31-2000 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 78   cause: complications from stroke
country singer  Webb Pierce
born on 8-8-1921 in West Monroe, Louisiana
expired 2-23-1991 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 69
physicist/white supremecist Dr.  William Luther Pierce   wrote The Turner Diaries under pen name Andrew Macdonald (1978)
born on 9-11-1933 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 7-23-2002 in Mill Point, West Virginia   age 68   cause: cancer
former CBS News White House correspondent  Robert Charles "Bob" Pierpoint
born on 5-16-1925 in Redondo Beach, California
expired 10-22-2011 in Santa Barbara, California   age 86   cause: complications for surgery; broken hip
surviving World War I military veteran  Antonio Pierro   last surviving U.S. combat veteran of that war
born on 2-15-1896 in Forenza, Italy
expired 2-8-2007 in Salem, Massachusetts   age 110
Detroit tv travel host  George Pierrot
born on 1-11-1898
expired 2-16-1980   age 82
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, JW, RR23.1%
1980 DO, DR, JW, RR25.0%
   Scored 1.8000 points

ex-football player  Nick Pietrosante
expired 2-6-1988   age 50
to next Pope: Clement XIto previous Pope: Alexander VIII Catholic Church leader (1691-1700)  Antonio Pignatelli   elected 243rd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church July 12, 1691
¤Pope Innocent XII 
born on 3-13-1615 in Spinazzolo, Italy
expired 9-27-1700 in Rome, Italy   age 85
Princess  Conchita Sepulveda Pignatelli   society columnist for Los Angeles, Examiner; her dad was namesake of L.A.'s Sepulveda Boulevard
born on 5-2-1898 in Mexico City, Mexico
expired 7-6-1972 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: heart attack
former NY Rangers hockey player  Alfred George Pike   member of their 1940 Stanley Cup-winning team (during the off-season worked in a mortuary)
¤aka: "The Embalmer" 
born on 9-15-1917 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
expired 3-1-2009 in Calgary, Albert, Canada   age 91
   Contest Selectors
2007NFG3.2%
2008NFG3.1%
2009NFG3.3%
   Scored 5.9000 solo points

U.S. Army explorer  Zebulon Montgomery Pike   first set sight on his eponymous peak November 15, 1806
born on 2-5-1779 in Lamberton, New Jersey
expired 4-27-1813 in York, Ontario, Canada   age 34   cause: war wounds
exercise guru  Joseph Hubertus Pilates
born on --1880 in Mönchengladbach, Germany
expired 10-??-1967 in New York, New York   age 87   cause: complications from smoke inhalation
pioneering balloonist  Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozière   on November 21, 1783 became first person to ascend in an untethered balloon (built by the Montgolfièr brothers, Jacques Étienne and Joseph Michel); he was accompanied by his friend Marquis d'Arlandes for the 25 minute 5½ mile flight originating in Paris, ascending to over 3,000 feet
born on 3-30-1754 in Metz, France
expired 6-15-1785 in English Channel   age 31   cause: balloon caught fire, exploded, crashed
lip-sync artist  Robert W. Pilatus   half of the Milli Vanilli duo
born on 6-8-1964 in New York, New York
expired 4-4-1998 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany   age 33   cause: heart attack; (drug induced)
tv writer/producer  Michael Piller   author of phrase "...resistance is futile..." (from Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Best of Both Worlds, Part I; 1990); co-creator of the Dead Zone tv series; co-creator of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Star Trek: Voyager tv series
born on 5-30-1948 in Port Chester, New York
expired 11-1-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 57   cause: head and neck cancer
Pillsbury Mills director  Alfred Fiske Pillsbury   son of company co-founder
expired 3-12-1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 81
original "dough-boy"  Charles Alfred Pillsbury   invented improved method of wheat milling (1889); co-founded Pillsbury Mills
born on 12-3-1842 in Warner, New Hampshire
expired 9-17-1899 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 56
calypso musician  Lancelot Victor Edward Pinard   help to introduce calypso music to the U.S.
¤stage name: "Sir Lancelot" 
born on 5-24-1902 in Cumuto, Trinidad
expired 3-12-2001 in Anaheim, California   age 98
musicologist  Marc Pincherle   developed the catalog on Antonio Vivaldi's works
born on 6-13-1888 in Constantine, Algeria
expired 6-20-1974 in Paris, France   age 86   cause: heart attack
tv writer/producer  Irving Pincus   creator/co-developer of The Real McCoys tv series (1957-63)
born on 3-14-1914 in New York, New York
expired 5-13-1984 in Santa Monica, California   age 70   cause: cancer
tv writer/producer  Norman Pincus   co-developer of The Real McCoys tv series (1957-63)
born on 3-27-1906 in New York, New York
expired 10-30-1978 in West Hollywood, California   age 72
first Bahamian prime minister (1967-92) Sir  Lynden Oscar Pindling
born on 3-22-1930 in Nassau, Bahamas
expired 8-26-2000 in Nassau, Bahamas   age 70   cause: prostate cancer
character actor  Phillip E. Pine   portrayed psychotic megalomaniac Colonel Green in original Star Trek series episode The Savage Curtain
born on 7-16-1920 in Hanford, California
expired 12-22-2006 in Van Nuys, California   age 86
Columbian dictator (1953-57) General  Gustavo Rojas Pinilla   overthrew president Laureano Gómez to gain power; lost power when overthrown by Laureano Gómez
born on 3-12-1900 in Tunja, Columbia
expired 1-17-1975 in Bogotá, Columbia   age 74
Pink's hotdog stand L.A. hotdog seller  Paul L. Pink   founded famed establishment (Pink's) at corner of Melrose & LaBrea (1939)
born on 3-23-1908 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 2-29-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 87   cause: heart attack
awful movie writer/director/producer  Sidney W. Pink   associate producer of Bwana Devil (1952) & The Twonky (1953); co-wrote & produced Angry Red Planet (1959) & Man from O.R.G.Y. (1970); "discovered" Dustin Hoffman
born on 3-6-1916 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 10-12-2002 in Pompano Beach, Florida   age 86   cause: "a long illness"
jazz composer  Maceo Pinkard   co-wrote Sweet Georgia Brown (December, 1925), theme of the Harlem Globetrotters; wrote music & lyrics to Broadway show Liza (1922) that introduced the Charleston dance
born on 6-27-1897 in Bluefield, West Virginia
expired 7-19-1962 in New York, New York   age 65
classical composer/musician  Daniel Pinkham   played the organ & harpsichord; great grandson of Lydia Pinkham
born on 6-5-1923 in Lynn, Massachusetts
expired 12-9-2006 in Natick, Massachusetts   age 83   cause: chronic lymphocytic leukemia
vocalist  Willie "Bill" Pinkney   last member of the original Drifters group; he left the group in 1958, prior to their biggest hits; he also played in the Negro Baseball Leagues New York Blue Sox team as a pitcher (1940s & 1950s)
born on 8-15-1925 in Dalzell, South Carolina
expired 7-4-2007 in Daytona Beach, Florida   age 81
I am *SUCH* a sack of excrement! former Chilean army General & junta leader  Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte   along with General Gustavo Guzmán, General César Mendoza and Admiral José Toribio Merino overthrew Salvadore Allende in September 1973; Chilean "president" (1973-90)
born on 11-25-1915 in Valparaiso, Chile
expired 12-9-2006 in Santiago, Chile   age 91   cause: heart failure; complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
2000RR14%
2001ANG, DTM, KLS, RR50%
2002ANG, JAC, MORB, RAVN, RR45.5%
2003ANG, KLS, MB, PCD, RAVN, RR33.3%
2004ANG, GHG, KLS, LMLD, PCD, RAVN, RR, TAP44.4%
2005GHG, KLS, PCD, RAVN, RIE, RR, SPIT, TMD34.8%
2006ANG, DFFC, DTM, GHG, KLS, LMLD, OIE, PCD, RIE, RR, SPIT, TBC, TFM, WEP46.7%
   Scored 3.4003 points
2007ANG

AKS: Jose Ramon
ex-baseball player  Vada Edward Pinson
born on 8-8-1938 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 10-21-1995 in Oakland, California   age 57
playwright  Harold Pinter   recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in literature
born on 10-10-1930 in Hackney, London, England
expired 12-24-2008 in London, England   age 78   cause: esophageal cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005SLIM4.3%
2006CSI, DFFC, DTM, LMLD, RAVN, RIE, RR, TBC, WEP30.0%
2007ANG, AUDC, BOD, DTM, LMLD, RIE, WEP22.6%
2008ANG, BOD, CSI, DTM, GOHI, LMLD, PCD, QKU, RR, SPIT, WEP34.4%
   Scored 4.7024 points
2009CSI

opera & Broadway musical singer  Ezio Pinza
¤born: Fortunato Pinza 
born on 5-18-1892 in Rome, Italy
expired 5-9-1957 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 64
aviation firm founder  William Thomas Piper   designer of the popular Piper "Cub" aircraft
born on 1-8-1881 in Knapps Creek, New York
expired 1-15-1970 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania   age 89
author  Luigi Pirandello   received the 1934 Nobel prize in literature
born on 6-28-1867 in Girgenti, Sicily, Italy
expired 12-10-1936 in Rome, Italy   age 69
Dominican priest  Georges Charles Clement Ghislain Pire   winner of the 1958 Nobel peace prize
born on 2-10-1910 in Dinant, Belgium
expired 1-30-1969 in Brussels, Belgium   age 58   cause: complications following surgery
tire maker  Alberto Pirelli   built the Norge dirigible for Nobile
expired 10-19-1971 in Casciano, Italy   age 89
industrialist  Piero Pirelli   manufactured tires & racy calendars
expired 8-7-1956 in Milan, France   age 75
commercial artist  George V. Pisani   drew Elsie the Cow for Borden Dairy
born on 9-5-1912 in New Rochelle, New York
expired 10-9-1999 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan   age 87   cause: cancer
composer  Walter Hamor Piston   awarded Pulitzer Prize in music 1948 & 1961
born on 1-20-1894 in Rockland, Maine
expired 11-12-1976 in Belmont, Massachusetts   age 82
 Edward John Piszek   (with bread salesman John Paul) co-founded Mrs. Paul's Kitchens (1946)
born on 10-24-1916 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-27-2004 in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania   age 87   cause: bone cancer
tv actor & director  Noam Pitlik   won a 1979 Emmy for directing episodes of Barney Miller
born on 11-4-1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-18-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 66   cause: lung cancer
Titanic 3rd officer  Herbert John Pitman
born on 11-20-1877 in Sutton Montis, Somerset, England
expired 12-7-1961 in Pitcomb, Somerset, England   age 84   cause: subarachnoid hemorrhage
songwriter/singer  Gene Francis Alan Pitney   wrote Hello Mary Lou & Rubber Ball (1961); recorded Town Without Pity & Only Love Can Break a Heart
born on 2-17-1940 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 4-5-2006 in Cardiff, Wales   age 66
Ingrid, cleaning up after a sloppy night of 'dining' Hammer Films horror queen  Ingrid Pitt   appeared in Where Eagles Dare (1968); The Vampire Lovers as Marcilla (1970), Countess Dracula as Countess Elizabeth Nodosheen (1971), The Wicker Man as the Librarian (1973) as well as a number of episodes of Dr. Who as Dr. Solow and Queen Galleia (1972 & 1984)
¤born: Ingoushka Petrov 
born on 11-21-1937 in Poland
expired 11-23-2010 in London, England   age 73   cause: heart failure
1960s Chicago Bears running back  Elijah Eugene Pitts
born on 2-3-1938 in Mayflower, Arkansas
expired 7-10-1998 in Buffalo, New York   age 60   cause: abdominal cancer
character actress  Eliza Susan Pitts
¤nickname: "Zasu
born on 1-3-1900 in Parsons, Kansas
expired 6-7-1963 in Hollywood, California   age 63
brutal conquistador  Francisco Pizarro   founded Lima, Peru; destroyed the Incan Civilization
born on ??-??-1470 in Trujilo, Spain
expired 6-26-1541 in Lima, Peru   age 70
frontier school marm/bimbo  Etta «or» Ethel Place   shacked-up with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; went with them to South America; recently an alternate history has been developed for her: born Ann Bassett in Brown's Park, Utah on 5/25/1878 she used Etta or Ethel Place as an alias (Pinkerton records initial have her as Ethel). After returning from South America she married Frank Wilis (1923) and died in Leeds, Utah in 1956. We'll see if we can gain further verification of this theory.
born on --1878
expired ??-??-1909 in San Vincente, Bolivia   age 31
author  Belva Plain   widow of Irving Plain; wrote numerous novels, such as Evergreen (1978) & The Golden Cup
¤née: Offenberg 
born on 10-9-1915 in New York, New York
expired 10-12-2010 in Short Hills, New Jersey   age 95
insurance salesman  Ralph Summers Plaisted   lead a team to the North Pole on snowmobiles — became the first undisputed people to reach the pole over the ice (April 19, 1968)
born on 9-30-1927 in Bruno, Minnesota
expired 9-8-2008 in Wyoming, Minnesota   age 80   cause: heart attack
quantum theory physicist  Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck   won the 1918 Nobel physics prize
born on 4-23-1858 in Kiel, Germany
expired 10-4-1947 in Göttingen, Germany   age 89
troubled former child actress  Dana Michelle Plato   played Kimberly Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes (1978-84); did June 1989 Playboy pictorial; her son (Tyler Lambert) committed suicide in May of 2010
born on 11-1-1963 in Maywood, California
expired 5-8-1999 in Moore, Oklahoma   age 35   cause: multidrug intoxication; an intentional overdose of carisoprodol & hyrdrocodone/acetaminophen
actor  Edward Platt   was Control on Get Smart tv series
born on 2-14-1916 in Staten Island, New York
expired 3-19-1974 in Santa Monica, California   age 58
actor  Donald Pleasence   played villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice & Colin 'the forger' Blythe in The Great Escape
born on 10-5-1919 in Worksop, England
expired 2-2-1995 in Saint Paul de Vence, France   age 75
crackpot eugenicist physician  Walter Ashby Plecker   named Virginia's first registrar of their "Bureau of Vital Statistics" (1912-46) — a vigorous enforcer of anti-miscegenation laws; so vigorous that he classified native Americans as "Black", Asian Americans as "Black", etc.; a co-founder of the Anglo-Saxon Clubs of America (1922); along with John Powell got the Virginia legislature to pass the Racial Integrity Act (1924), one of the biggest diaper loads of racist claptrap ever put to paper (eventually struck down in Loving et al v. Virginia, 1967)
born on 4-2-1861 in Augusta County, Virginia
expired 8-??-1947 in Richmond, Virginia   age 86   cause: run over by a car (he always refused to look before he stepped into the street)
actress  Suzzane Pleshette   best known for playing Emily Hartley on the Bob Newhart Show (1972-78); being treated for lung cancer (8/2006); widow of Tom Poston
born on 1-31-1937 in Brooklyn Heights, New York, New York
expired 1-19-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 70   cause: respiratory failure
   Contest Selectors
2002CMH9.1%
2007LMLD, MOT, OIE, RAVN12.9%
2008LMLD, MORB, NFG, RAVN12.5%
   Scored 5.8125 points

AKS: Pleschette
ruthless commie General  Nicolae Plesita   was head of the Roumanian Secret Police for Nicolae Ceausescu; employed Carlos the Jackal to assassinate people; violently put the "dictate" in dictatorship
born on 4-16-1929
expired 9-28-2009 in Bucharest, Roumania   age 80
 Albert Plesman   a founder of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
born on --1889
expired 12-31-1953 in The Hague, The Netherlands   age 64   cause: abdominal arterial hemorrhage
7/8 caucasian "colored" man  Homer Adolph Plessy   in 1892 convicted of violating Louisiana's railroad Separate Car Act for refusing to move to the "colored" car; in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896 #210) the Supreme Court ruled that separate-but-equal accomodations were constitutional
born on 3-17-1862 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 3-1-1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 62
AKS: Adolf Plessey Plessie
concert pianist  Ignaz Joseph Pleyel   wrote numerous symphonies & sonatas; founded a piano factory (1797); alleged to have composed a familiar theme
born on 6-1-1757 in Ruppertsthal, Austria
expired 11-14-1831 in Paris, France   age 74
author  George Ames Plimpton   did January 1975 Playboy pictorial attempting to photograph a playmate
born on 3-18-1927 in New York, New York
expired 9-25-2003 in New York, New York   age 76   cause: heart attack
safe shipping crusader (1878)  Samuel Plimsoll   namesake of amidship load line on cargo vessels
born on 2-10-1824 in Bristol, Avon, England
expired 6-3-1898 in London, England   age 74
historian  Pliny the Elder   sailed his ship into the harbor to "get a better view" of the Vesuvius eruption & got caught in a pyroclasic flow
¤aka: Gaius Plinius Secundus 
born on --23 in Como, Italy
expired 8-24-79 in Stabiae, Italy   age 56   cause: asphyxiation
bacteriologist Dr.  Harry Plotz   discovered the typhus bacillus & a typhus vaccine
expired 1-6-1947 in New York, New York   age 55
ill-fated auto driver  Leslie Ann Pluhar   gale force winds contributed to her 1987 blue Yugo's "jump" over the guard rail of the Mackinac Bridge to the Straits of Mackinac below (a 140 foot upside-down plunge to the water, then 100 feet more to the bottom of the channel); first driver to die in a plunge from the bridge
expired 9-22-1989 in Straits of Mackinac, Michigan   age 31   cause: drowned; blunt force trauma
World War II flier  Desmond Lancelot Plunkett   an organizer of the "Great Escape" from Stalag Luft III (3/24/1944)
born on 2-21-1915 in India
expired 2-14-2002 in Storrington, England   age 86
duPont research chemist Dr.  Roy Joseph Plunkett   while working with freon discovered that a cylinder of it had polymerized into polytetrafluoroethylene resin (1938); he was able to duplicate the process, opening the way for the mass production of what was trade named Teflon
born on 6-26-1910 in New Carlisle, Ohio
expired 5-12-1994 in Corpus Christi, Texas   age 83
American Indian princess  Pocahontas   saved life of Captain John Smith; daughter of Powhatan; wife of John Rolfe
¤aka: Matoaka 
born on --1585 in North America (Virginia Colony)
expired 3-??-1617 in Gravesend, England   age 31
tenor saxophonist  John M. Pocisk   leader of the rock band Johnny & the Hurricanes; had hits with Crossfire, Red River Rock, Beatnik Fly & Reville Rock
¤aka: "Johnny Paris
born on 8-29-1940 in Wallbridge, Ohio
expired 5-1-2006 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 65
tunesmith  Lee Julian Pockriss   wrote a number of tunes (along with lyricist Paul Vance); his most famous would probably be Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (1960 hit for Brian Hyland)
born on 1-20-1924 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 11-14-2011 in Bridgewater, Connecticut   age 87   cause: complications from stroke
one-time "world wrestling champion"  Ivan Maximovich Poddubny
¤wrestled under the name "Ivan the Terrible" 
expired 8-8-1949 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 78
Soviet president  Nikolai Viktorovich Podgorney
born on 2-18-1903 in Karlovka, Ukraine, Russia
expired 1-11-1983   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
1980 RR6.3%

author  Edgar Allan Poe   invented the modern detective story; wrote The Raven (1845), The Telltale Heart, Murders in the Rue Morgue
born on 1-19-1809 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 10-7-1849 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 40   cause: rabies (?)
action movie actor  Fernando Poe Jr.   ran for president of the Philippines; lost & wouldn't conceed defeat
¤born: Ronald Allan Kelley Poe 
born on 8-20-1939 in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, The Philippines
expired 12-14-2004 in Manilla, The Phillipines   age 65   cause: stroke
former pro wrassler  Randall Mario Poffo   was the ex-husband of "Miss Elizabeth" (1984-92)
¤aka: "Randy 'Macho Man' Savage
born on 11-15-1952 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 5-20-2011 in Largo, Florida   age 58   cause: car crash; heart attack while driving
lawyer  Lloyd Welch Pogue   headed the Civil Aeronautics Board in 1940s; helped write original civil aviation rules
born on 10-12-1899 in Grant, Iowa
expired 5-10-2003 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 103
writer  Ilse C. Pohl
born on 5-7-1907 in Berlin, Imperial Germany
expired 5-13-2010 in Hesse, Germany   age 103
   Contest Selectors
2008TFM3.1%

Minnesota Twins owner (1984-2009)  Carl Ray Pohlad
born on 8-23-1915 in Valley Junction, Iowa
expired 1-5-2009 in Edina, Minnesota   age 93
   Contest Selectors
2004PCD5.6%
2005PCD4.3%
2006PCD3.3%
2007PCD3.2%
2008DTM, PCD6.3%
2009DTM, PCD6.7%
   Scored 4.4500 points

mathematician  Jules Henri Poincaré
born on 4-29-1854 in Nancy, Lorraine, France
expired 7-17-1912 in Paris, France   age 58
AKS: Poincare
Van Buren Secretary of War (1837-40)  Joel Roberts Poinsett   first U.S. ambassador to Mexico (1825-29); an amateur botanist who developed the flower that bears his name (Poinsettia)
born on 3-2-1779 in Charleston, South Carolina
expired 12-12-1851 in Statesburg, South Carolina   age 72
Pointer Sisters singer  June Pointer
born on 11-30-1953 in East Oakland, California
expired 4-11-2006 in Santa Monica, California   age 52   cause: cancer
French movie producer  Alain Poiré   headed Gaumont International since 1960; produced Jean de Florette & Manon des Sources (1986)
born on 2-13-1917 in Paris, France
expired 1-14-2000 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France   age 82
writer/actor  Jean Poiret   wrote/original star of La Cage Aux Folles
¤born: Jean Poiré 
born on 8-17-1926 in Paris, France
expired 3-14-1992 in Paris, France   age 65   cause: heart attack
movie/tv composer  Basilis Poledouris   wrote music for lots of well-known tv/movie productions, like: Lonesome Dove, The Blue Lagoon (1980), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Summer Lovers (1982), Red Dawn 1984), Conan the Destroyer (1984), Robocop (1987), The Hunt for red October (1990), Free Willy (1993) & Starship Troopers (1997)
born on 8-21-1945 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 11-8-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 61   cause: cancer
former Beirut University business professor  Robert B. Polhill   kidnapped January 24, 1987 and held as a hostage until 1990
born on 6-3-1934 in Beacon, New York
expired 7-1-1999 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 65   cause: chemotherapy complications (had throat & bladder cancer)
actress  Charlene A. Polite   played the Troglyte xenite miner/resistance head Vanna in the original Star Trek episode "The Cloud Minders" (1969) & Anna Hawaii Five-O episode "The Second Shot"
¤ex-Mrs. Frank Polite 
born on 6-30-1943 in Ohio
expired 6-21-1999 in Youngstown, Ohio   age 55   cause: cancer
investigative reporter  Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya   a harsh critic of Vladimir Putin
¤née: Mazepa 
born on 8-30-1958 in New York, New York
expired 10-7-2006 in Moscow, Russia   age 48   cause: assassinated
CBS Middle East correspondent  George Polk   disappeared 5-8-1948 while covering the Greek civil war; body found 5-16-1948; namesake of prestigious journalism award
born on --1913 in Texas
expired 11-9-1948 in Salonica, Greece   age 34   cause: executed; shot in back of head
retired General  James Hilliard Polk
born on 12-13-1911 in Camp McGraw, Philippines
expired 2-18-1992 in El Paso, Texas   age 80   cause: pneumonia; cancer
to next U.S. president: Zachary Taylorto previous U.S. president: John Tyler 11th U.S. president (1845-49)  James Knox Polk   led U.S. war against Mexico that annexed much of the southwest (1846-48)
born on 11-2-1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
expired 6-15-1849 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 53   cause: cholera?
a 1980s photo of Margaret Polk, flanked by R. Hanson (l) and Robert Morgan (r) Memphis-born "belle"  Margaret Polk   a direct descendant of the former U.S. president; her one-time fiance named a World War II B-17 bomber for her — they/she never married
born on 12-15-1922 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 4-15-1990 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 67
movie director  Sydney Irwin Pollack   directed Out of Africa (1985; Best Director oscar)
born on 7-1-1934 in Lafayette, Indiana
expired 5-26-2008 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 73   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2008JCM3.1%
   Scored 7.7000 solo points

2005 NFL Hall of Fame inductee  Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard Sr.   was the first black coach of in the American Professional Football Association (1921) — the APFA was renamed to the National Football League in 1922
born on 1-27-1894 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-11-1986 in Silver Spring, Maryland   age 92
silent film comedian  Harry "Snub" Pollard
¤born: Harold Fraser 
born on 11-9-1889 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
expired 1-19-1962 in Burbank, California   age 72   cause: cancer
early movie director  Harry A. Pollard   directed The Invisible Ray serial (1920) & Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927)
born on 1-23-1883 in Republic City, Kansas
expired 7-6-1934 in Pasadena, California   age 51   cause: cancer
 Abraham "Abe" Pollin   owner of the Washington Wizards
born on 12-3-1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-24-2009   age 85   cause: complications from progressive supranuclear palsy
   Contest Selectors
2009DFFC3.3%
   Scored 6.5000 solo points

13th century Venetian explorer  Marco Polo   his accounts of his journey to Cathay and residence at the court of Kubla Khan formed the bulk of the west's knowledge of the east for several centuries
born on --1254 in Venice, Italy
expired 1-9-1324 in Venice, Italy   age 69
blacklisted film writer & director  Abraham Lincoln Polonsky
born on 12-10-1910 in New York, New York
expired 10-26-1999 in Beverly Hills, California   age 88
genocidal Khmer Rouge despot  Pol Pot   good riddance; used end of Vietnam War to take over Cambodia; brother of Nhep, Roeung & Seng
¤born: Saloth Sar 
born on 5-19-1925 in Prek Sbov, Cambodia
expired 4-15-1998 in Anlong Veng, Cambodia   age 73   cause: heart attack (or smothered with a pillow, depending upon who's story you believe)
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS, RR15.4%
1980 EK, VA12.5%

the I.G. Farben Building (now Poelzig-Bau) Bauhaus architect  Hans Pölzig   designed the I.G. Farben Building in downtown Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
born on 4-30-1869 in Berlin, Germany
expired 6-14-1936 in Berlin, Germany   age 67
AKS: Polzig Poelzig
film producer  Eric Pommer   produced Metropolis (1927) for Ufa
born on 7-20-1889 in Hildesheim, Germany
expired 5-8-1966 in Hollywood, California   age 76
Roman statesman and army officer  Pompeius Magnus   member of Rome's First Triumvirate with Julius Caesar and Marcus Crassus in 60 BC; son-in-law of Julius Caesar
¤aka: Pompey the Great 
born on 9-30-106 BC in Rome, Italy
expired 9-29-48 BC in Alexandria, Egypt   age 57
French president (1969-74)  Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou   protégé of Charles de Gaulle
born on 7-5-1911 in Montboudif, Auvergne, France
expired 4-2-1974 in Paris, France   age 62
Spanish explorer  Juan Ponce de Leon   discovered Florida (right where the Indians left it) in 1513 while searching for the Fountain of Youth
born on 4-8-1460 in Leon, Spain
expired ??-??-1521 in Havana, Cuba   age 60
composer  Amilcare Ponchielli   wrote La Gioconda (1876) which contained the Dance of the Hours
born on 8-31-1834 in Paderno, Italy
expired 1-16-1886 in Milan, Italy   age 51
Texas death row inmate  Willie Earl Pondexter Jr.
¤#999111 
born on 3-5-1974 in Livingston, Texas
expired 3-4-2009 in Huntsville, Texas   age 34   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2009ADWC, DFFC, DTM, PCD, RAVN, SBAP20.0%
   Scored 9.1781 points

AKS: Poindexter
AMPEX founder  Alexander M. Poniatoff   corporate acronym stands for "Alexander M. Poniatoff - Excellence"
born on 3-25-1892
expired 10-24-1980   age 88
Met Opera soprano (1931-60)  Lily Pons   wife of Andre Kostelanetz
born on 4-12-1904 in Cannes, France
expired 2-13-1976 in Dallas, Texas   age 71
Metropolitan Opera soprano (1918-37)  Rosa Ponselle
¤Mrs. Carle A. Jackson 
born on 1-22-1894 in Meriden, Connecticut
expired 5-25-1981 in Stevenson, Maryland   age 87   cause: heart attack; complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

producer  Carlo Ponti   won 1956 oscar for La Strada; husband of Sophia Loren
born on 12-14-1913 in Magenta, Lombardy, Italy
expired 1-9-2007 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 93   cause: pulmonary failure
   Contest Selectors
1979VM7.7%
1980BB6.3%
2002DTM, JAC, RR27.3%
2003OGGI, PCD, RR16.7%
2004ADWC, PCD, RR16.7%
2005ADWC, PCD, QKU, RR17.4%
2006ADWC, QKU, RR, WEP13.3%
2007ADWC, PCD, QKU, RR12.9%
   Scored 3.5125 points

Ottawa  Chief Pontiac   led attack on Detroit (1763); namesake for General Motors auto line
born on --1720 in Ohio
expired 4-20-1769 in Missouri   age 48
French/Italian World War I veteran  Lazare Ponticelli   had been the oldest man in Italy and France
¤born: Lazarro Ponticelli 
born on 12-7-1897 in Bettola, Piaceriza, Italy
expired 3-12-2008 in Kremlin-Bicêtre, Île-de-France, France   age 110
   Contest Selectors
2008DFFC3.1%
   Scored 4.0000 solo points

writer  Henrik Pontoppidan   shared the 1917 Nobel prize in literature
born on 7-24-1857 in Fredericia, Jutland, Denmark
expired 8-21-1943 in Ordrup, Denmark   age 86
eponymous pyramid scheme swindler  Charles Ponzi   infamous for his International Postal Union Reply Coupon scheme in Boston (1919-20); died penniless
¤born: Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo Ponzi 
born on 3-3-1882 in Lugo, Italy
expired 1-15-1949 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   age 66   cause: cerebral blood clot
Lehmi-Shoshone Indian  Marlene Tendoy Poog   descendant of Sacagawea
born on 7-5-1912
expired 3-26-2000 in Fort Hall, Idaho   age 87
actor  Kent Poole   played Merle Webb (number 12) in Hoosiers
born on 12-9-1963 in Advance, Indiana
expired 9-11-2003 in Crawfordsville, Indiana   age 39   cause: suicide; hanged
Sylvania Electric Products founder  Frank A. Poor
expired 6-17-1956 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire   age 76
Il Progresso publisher  Generoso Paul Pope Sr.   managed of WHOM radio
expired 4-28-1950 in New York, New York   age 59
National Enquirer founder  Generoso Paul Pope Jr.
born on 1-13-1927 in New York, New York
expired 10-2-1988 in Lantana, Florida   age 61
Titanic survivor  Louise Gretchen Kink-Heilmann Pope
born on 9-30-1903
expired 4-??-1992   age 88
inventor  Samuel J. Popeil   co-founded Popeil Bros. (1939); invented the Veg-O-Matic & Pocket Fisherman; father of Ron
born on 1-22-1915
expired 7-17-1984 in Miami, Florida   age 69
carpenter  Cedric Bassett Popkin   as a machine gunner during World War I fired the bullet that killed the Red Barron
born on --1889 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
expired 1-??-1968   age 78
mathematician Sir  John Anthony Pople   winner of the 1998 Nobel chemistry prize
born on 10-31-1925 in Burnham-on-Sea, England
expired 3-15-2004 in Chicago, Illinois   age 78   cause: liver cancer
early radio experimenter  Alexander Stepanovitch Popov   one of the claimants for inventor of radio (along with Marconi & de Forest)
born on 3-16-1859 in Turinsk District, Russia
expired 1-13-1906   age 46
AKS: Popoff
Vostok 4 cosmonaut  Pavel Romanovich Popovich   became the 6th person (4th Soviet) to orbit the earth (August 1962)
born on 10-5-1929 in Uzin, Ukraine, USSR
expired 9-30-2009 in Gurzuf, Crimea, Ukraine   age 79   cause: stroke
   Contest Selectors
2009BYE3.3%
   Scored 7.1000 solo points

rock band Toto's drummer  Jeffrey T. Porcaro
born on 4-1-1954
expired 8-5-1992   age 38
former Panamanian president (1912-16, 1918-24)  Belisario Porras
expired 8-28-1942 in Panama City, Panama   age 85
Volkswagon "Beetle" designer and founder (at Hitler's behest)  Ferdinand Porsche Sr.   also designed race cars
born on 9-3-1875 in Maffersdorf, Bohemia
expired 1-30-1951 in Stuttgart, Germany   age 75
sports car firm founder  Ferdinand Porsche Jr.   helped his dad develop the Volkswagon "Beetle" for Hitler
¤nickname: "Ferry" 
born on 9-19-1909 in Wiener-Neustadt, Austria
expired 3-27-1998 in Zell am See, Austria   age 88
World War II Victoria Cross recipient  Patrick Anthony Porteous
born on 1-1-1918 in India
expired 10-9-2000   age 82
Broadway songwriter  Albert Cole Porter   did music for Anything Goes and Kiss Me Kate
born on 6-9-1892 in Peru, Indiana
expired 10-15-1964 in Santa Monica, California   age 71
actor  Don C. Porter   Gidget's tv dad
born on 9-24-1912 in Oklahoma
expired 2-11-1997 in Beverly Hills, California   age 84
author  Eleanor Emily Hodgman Porter   wrote Pollyanna (1913)
born on 12-19-1868 in Littleton, New Hampshire
expired 5-21-1920 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 51
chemistry researcher  George Porter   shared the 1967 Nobel Chemistry prize
born on 12-6-1920 in Stainforth, Yorkshire, England
expired 8-31-2002 in Canterbury, Kent, England   age 81
Texas death row inmate  James Porter
¤number 999378 
born on 8-15-1971
expired 1-4-2005 in Huntsville, Texas   age 33   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2005BOD, DTM, KLS, PCD, QKU, RIE26.1%
   Scored 9.2781 points

convicted pedophile priest  James Robert Porter   despite completion of full sentence was still in custody, awaiting "competancy hearing" to see if the state could pull the same crap on him that Soviet Gulag quack psychiatrists did to disssidents in the 1950s and 1960s
born on 1-2-1935 in Revere, Massachusetts
expired 2-11-2005 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 70   cause: cancer
author  Katherine Anne Maria Veronica Callista Russel Porter   wrote Pulitzer prize-winning book Ship of Fools (1962)
born on 5-15-1890 in Indian Creek, Texas
expired 9-18-1980 in Silver Spring, Maryland   age 90
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%
   Scored 3.0000 solo points

actress  Nyree Dawn Porter   played Irene on BBC production of The Forsyte Saga & Contessa Caroline di Contini in The Protectors tv series (1972)
¤original first name: Ngaire (Maori name of a flowering shrub) 
born on 1-22-1940 in New Zealand's north island
expired 4-9-2001 in London, England   age 61   cause: complications from foot surgery
biochemist  Rodney Robert Porter   shared the 1972 Nobel prize in physiology
born on 10-8-1917 in Newton-le-Willows, St. Helens, Lancashire, England
expired 9-6-1985 in Winchester, Hampshire, England   age 67   cause: auto accident
financial reporter  Sylvia Field Porter
born on 6-18-1913 in Patchogue, New York
expired 6-5-1991 in Pound Ridge, New York   age 77
author  William Sydney Porter   wrote The Ransom of Red Chief and The Sacrifice (1909, also known as The Gift of the Magi)
¤pen name: O. Henry 
born on 9-11-1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina
expired 6-5-1901 in New York, New York   age 38
 Raymond Eugene Portwood Jr.   co-creator of the Carmen Sandiego computer game (with Lauren Elliott) in 1985
born on 9-16-1933 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-17-2000 in Windsor, California   age 66   cause: heart attack
U.S. Air Force Major  Eugene Posa   Cold War U-2 spy plane pilot
expired 7-??-1960 in Barents Sea   age ??   cause: shot down by missile
"glamour" photographer  Pompeo Posar   has photographed numerous Playboy centerfolds & covers
born on 2-21-1921 in Trieste, Italy
expired 3-20-2004 in Chicago, Illinois   age 83
peckerwood numbnuts  Billy Wayne Posey   part of the Klan goon gang that murdered Chaney, Goodman & Schwerner
born on 12-2-1936
expired 8-13-2009 in Meridian, Mississippi   age 72
vulture capitalist  Victor Posner   strip-mined corporate assets & threw away the empty husks; his decades of unrepentant rapaciousness contributed to the ongoing attractiveness of Marxist/socialist/communist claptrap
born on 9-18-1918 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 2-11-2002 in Miami, Florida   age 83   cause: pneumonia
Postum Co. founder (1897)  Charles William Post   also invented Grape Nuts and Post Toasties cereals; father of Marjorie
born on 10-26-1854 in Springfield, Illinois
expired 5-9-1914 in Santa Barbara, California   age 59
"actress"  Edith Sedgwick Post   her 15 minutes of fame came as Andy Warhol's "star" (1965-66)
¤aka: "Edie Sedgwick" 
expired 11-16-1971 in Santa Barbara, California   age 28   cause: barbituate overdose
etiquette authority  Emily Price Post   unlikely originator of the bad vaudeville joke "May chicken be eaten with the fingers? No, the fingers should be eaten separately."
born on 10-3-1873 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 9-25-1960 in New York, New York   age 86
heiress  Marjorie Merriweather Post   inherited the Postum Ceral Co. (1914); mother of Dina Merrill (by second husband E.F. Hutton)
born on 3-15-1887 in Springfield, Illinois
expired 9-12-1973 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 86
aviator  Wiley Post   the passenger with him was Will Rogers
born on 11-22-1900 in Grand Saline, Texas
expired 8-15-1935 in Point Barrow, Alaska   age 34   cause: plane crash
computer scientist  Jonathan Bruce Postel   a creator and administrator of the Internet's (IP) address system — the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; also the editor of the Internet's Request for Comments proposals
born on 8-6-1943 in Altadena, California
expired 10-16-1998 in Santa Monica, California   age 55   cause: complications from heart surgery
Pete ... Lear-ing at his audience character actor  Peter William Postlethwaite   portrayed Keyser Söze's lawyer Kobayashi in The Usual Suspects (1995) & big game hunter Roland Tembo in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
born on 2-16-1946 in Warrington, Cheshire, England
expired 1-2-2011 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England   age 64   cause: cancer
media critic  Neil M. Postman
born on 3-8-1931
expired 10-5-2003 in Flushing, New York   age 72   cause: lung cancer
actor  Thomas Gordon "Tom" Poston   had been Mr. Suzanne Pleshette (5/11/2001-4/30/2007)
born on 10-17-1921 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 4-30-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 85
   Contest Selectors
2001ROTS12.5%
2002CMH9.1%
2005BYE4.3%
2006BYE3.3%
2007BYE3.2%
   Scored 6.5000 solo points

rabbi, author  Herman Harold Potok   wrote The Chosen (1967)
¤Hebrew/professional name: Chaim 
born on 2-17-1929 in New York, New York
expired 7-23-2002 in Merion, Pennsylvania   age 73   cause: brain cancer
movie director  H. C. Potter   directed Mr. Lucky (1943), The Farmer's Daughter (1947) & Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
born on 11-13-1904 in New York, New York
expired 8-31-1977 in New York, New York   age 72
author  Helen Beatrix Potter   wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)
born on 7-6-1866 in London, England
expired 12-22-1943 in Sawrey, England   age 87
former Army Air Corps Col.  Henry A. Potter   navigator aboard Jimmie Doolittle's bomber on first Tokyo raid (4/18/1942)
born on 9-22-1918 in Pierre, South Dakota
expired 5-30-2002 in Austin, Texas   age 83
character actress  Luz Potter   played a Munchkin Villager in The Wizard of Oz (1939), played the Martian Intelligence in Invaders From Mars (1953) & appeared in The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
¤née: Villalobo 
born on 12-15-1914 in Chihuahua, Mexico
expired 11-21-2005 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 90   cause: Alzheimer's disease
Sesame Street musical director (1974-78)  Samuel H. Pottle   had also worked on the Captain Kangaroo show (1962-69)
born on 5-8-1934
expired 7-4-1978 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts   age 44   cause: heart attack
tree hugger  Richard Hooper Pough   a founder of the Nature Conservancy
born on 4-19-1904 in New York, New York
expired 6-24-2003 in Chilmark, Massachusetts   age 99
French composer  François Poulenc   member of Les Six
born on 1-7-1899 in Paris, France
expired 1-30-1963 in Paris, France   age 64
poet  Ezra Weston Loomis Pound   supported Facism; indicted for treason in 1943
born on 10-30-1885 in Hailey, Idaho
expired 11-1-1972 in Venice, Italy   age 87   cause: intestinal blockage
Great Lakes sailor  John Joseph Poviach   Wheelsman aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 6-6-1916
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 59   cause: drowned when ship foundered
Washington Post sports columnist (1924-1998)  Shirley Povich   father of Maury; once listed in Who's Who in American Women
born on 7-15-1905 in Bar Harbor, Maine
expired 6-4-1998 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 92   cause: heart attack
corrupt New York Democratic representative (1945-69)  Adam Clayton Powell Jr.   briefly expelled from congress in 1967
born on 11-29-1908 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 4-4-1972 in Miami, Florida   age 63   cause: complications from prostate surgery
British literature chronicler  Anthony Dymoke Powell   wrote 12-volume A Dance to the Music of Time
born on 12-21-1905 in London, England
expired 3-28-2000 in Frome, Somerset, England   age 94
1950 Nobel physics laureate  Cecil Frank Powell   discovered the predicted pi-meson particles; developed photographic methods to record nuclear decay processes
born on 12-5-1903 in Tonbridge, Kent, England
expired 8-9-1969 in Milan, Italy   age 65
pre-1900 baseball player, team manager & innovator  Charles Abner Powell   originated rain checks and "Ladies Days" at the ballpark
born on 12-15-1860 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
expired 8-7-1953 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 92
 Eleanor Powell
born on 11-21-1912 in Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 2-11-1982 in Beverly Hills, California   age 69
pianist, composer, racist eugenecist  John Powell   crackpot co-founder of the Anglo-Saxon Clubs of America (1922); along with Walter Placker got the Virginia legislature to pass the Racial Integrity Act (1924), a law that strictly enforced anti-miscegenation amongst the races; it was finally struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court by a 9-0 vote in Loving et al v. Virginia (1967)
born on 9-6-1882 in Richmond, Virginia
expired 8-15-1963 in Charlottesville, Virginia   age 80
Carter press secretary  Joseph Lester "Jody" Powell   was mainly a public relations flack
born on 9-30-1943 in Cardele, Georgia
expired 9-14-2009 in Cambridge, Maryland   age 65   cause: heart attack
retired Supreme Court Justice (1971-87)  Lewis Franklin Powell Jr.
born on 9-19-1907 in Suffolk, Virginia
expired 8-25-1998 in Richmond, Virginia   age 90   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
1980 JH6.3%

movie director  Michael Latham Powell   co-directed Thief of Bagdad (1940); directed Black Narcissus (1947) & The Red Shoes (1948)
born on 9-30-1905 in Bekesbourne, Kent, England
expired 2-19-1990 in Avening, Gloucestershire, England   age 84   cause: cancer
Scottsboro Boys defendant  Ozie Powell   survived being shot in head by sheriff's deputy during attack on that deputy
born on --1916 in near Atlanta, Georgia
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
movie & tv actor  Richard Ewing "Dick" Powell   made several movies for Busby Berkeley co-starring Ruby Keeler; head of Four Star Television production company; directed The Conquerer (1956), the radiation-plagued production that was shot downwind from A-bomb test sites (91 crew members contracted cancer; 46 died)
born on 11-24-1904 in Mountain View, Arkansas
expired 1-3-1963 in West Los Angeles, California   age 58   cause: lymph cancer
movie actor  William Horatio Powell   played Nick Charles in numerous Thin Man movies and Florenz Ziegfeld in The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
born on 7-29-1892 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 3-5-1984 in Palm Springs, California   age 91
   Contest Selectors
1980 DO6.3%

Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player  William Norris "Billy" Powell
born on 6-3-1952 in Corpus Christi, Texas
expired 1-28-2009 in Orange Park, Florida   age 56   cause: heart attack
University Microfilms founder  Eugene Barnum Power
born on 6-4-1905 in Traverse City, Michigan
expired 12-6-1993   age 88
actor  Tyrone Power Sr.
¤born: Frederick Tyrone Edmond Power 
born on 5-2-1869 in London, England
expired 12-23-1931 in Hollywood, California   age 62   cause: heart attack
actor  Tyrone Power Jr.
¤born: Frederick Tyrone Edmond Power Jr. 
born on 5-5-1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 11-15-1958 in Madrid, Spain   age 44   cause: heart attack
Irish actor  Tyrone William Grattan Power   grandfather of Sr. movie actor
born on 11-2-1797 in Kilmarthomas, Ireland
expired 3-??-1841 in North Atlantic Ocean   age 43   cause: lost at sea en route from New York City to Liverpool
former CIA contract employee  Francis Gary Powers   the U-2 spy plane he was piloting was shot down over Svedlovsk, U.S.S.R. (5/1/1960), causing a summit between Khrushchev and Eisenhower to be cancelled; later swapped for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel
born on 8-17-1929 in Jenkins, Kentucky
expired 8-1-1977 in Encino, California   age 47   cause: helicopter crash
World War I veteran  Gladys Winifred Stokes Luxford Powers   had been the surviving member of the British forces — the WAAF & WRAF
born on 5-10-1899 in Lewisham, County of London, England
expired 8-15-2008 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada   age 109   cause: complications from broken hip
   Contest Selectors
2008SBAP, WEP6.3%
   Scored 2.8500 points
2009PCD

NASA spokesman Col.  John A. "Shorty" Powers
born on 8-30-1922
expired 1-1-1980 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 57   cause: gastro-intestinal hemorrhage; chronic alcoholism
modeling agency founder  John Robert Powers
born on 9-14-1892
expired 7-19-1977 in Glendale, California   age 84
actress  Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers   played Roxanne opposite Jose Ferrer's Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
¤Mrs. M. Hughes Miller 
born on 12-20-1931 in San Francisco, California
expired 6-11-2007 in Santa Monica, California   age 75   cause: complications from leukemia
former NBA referee (1956-79)  Richard F. "Richie" Powers
born on 10-14-1930
expired 7-31-1998 in Allentown, Pennsylvania   age 67   cause: stroke
American Indian chief  Powhatan   father of Pocahontas
born on --1550
expired 4-??-1618   age 68
terrorist gang leader  Vellupillai Prabhakaran   founder of the "Liberation Tigers of Tamil (Eelam; aka: "Tamil Tigers"); had carried out numerous political assassinations, including Rajiv Gandhi; hopefully the civil war in Sri Lanka will now end
born on 11-26-1954 in Velvettithurai, Sri Lanka
expired 5-18-2009 in Nanthikadal lagoon, Mullaitivo, Sri Lanka   age 54   cause: gunfire
Hare Krishna cult founder Swami  A. C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada   founded International Society for Krishna Consciousness (1965)
expired 11-14-1977 in Vridaban, India   age 82
 Otto Praeger   founded U.S. Air Mail Service May 15, 1918
expired 2-4-1948 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 77
former Thai Prime Minister (1975-6)  Mom Rajawong Kukrit Pramoj   played the role of the premier in the movie The Ugly American
born on 4-20-1911 in Chao Phaya River, Sing Buri Province, Thailand
expired 10-9-1995   age 84
real Killing Fields survivor  Dith Pran   was an aide to Sydney Schanberg in Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge holocaust; became a New York Times photojournalist; credited with coining the term "killing fields"
born on 9-27-1942 in Angkor Wat, Siem Riap Province, Cambodia
expired 3-30-2008 in New Brunswick, New Jersey   age 65   cause: pancreatic cancer
Sam and Dave vocalist  Dave Prater
born on 5-9-1937 in Ocilla, Georgia
expired 4-9-1988 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 50
 Anthony Ernest Pratt   inventor of the board game Clue (1943); original game name "Cluedo"
born on 8-10-1903
expired 4-9-1994 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England   age 90
Great Lakes sailor  James A. Pratt   Second Mate of the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 1-29-1931
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 44   cause: drowned when ship foundered
auto customizer  Heinz Christian Prechter   founded American Sun Roof (1965)
born on 1-19-1942 in Kleinhöbing, Germany
expired 7-6-2001 in Grosse Ile, Michigan   age 59   cause: suicide; hanged
distance runner  Steve Roland Prefontaine
born on 1-25-1951 in Coos Bay, Oregon
expired 5-30-1975 in Eugene, Oregon   age 24
1923 Nobel chemistry laureate  Fritz Pregl
born on 9-3-1869 in Laibach, Austria-Hungary (now Lubljana, Slovenia)
expired 12-13-1930 in Graz, Austria   age 61
digital publishing pioneer  Byron C. Preiss
born on 4-11-1953 in New York, New York
expired 7-9-2005 in East Hampton, New York   age 52   cause: injuries sustained in car crash
character actor  Wolfgang Preiss   specialized in playing Nazi officers: Major von Klemment in Von Ryan's Express (1965), Ebernach in Is Paris Burning? (1966), Field Marshall von Runstedt in A Bridge Too Far (1977) & Lofquist in The Boys From Brazil (1978)
born on 2-24-1910 in Nuremburg, Germany
expired 11-27-2002 in Bühl, Germany   age 92
Dr.  Vladimir Prelog   shared 1975 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 7-23-1906 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Austro-Hungarian Empire
expired 1-7-1998 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 91
agent/movie producer  Ingo Preminger   brother of Otto; as an agent represented Dalton Trumbo & Ring Lardner Jr.; produced M*A*S*H (1970)
¤born: Ingwald Preminger 
born on 2-25-1911 in Czernowitz, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-7-2006 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 95
movie producer/director/actor  Otto Ludwig Preminger   made Laura (1944), The Moon is Blue (1953), Anatomy of a Murder (1959) & Exodus (1960)
born on 12-5-1906 in Vienna, Austria
expired 4-23-1986 in New York, New York   age 79
to August 1968 Playmate of Monthto June 1968 Playmate of Month Playboy July 1968 Playmate of Month  Melodye Prentiss
¤born: Melodye Panchesin
married surname: Rose 
born on 12-14-1944 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-3-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 64   cause: asphyxiation
Filmation Studio co-founder (1956)  Norman Prescott   did an early Superman cartoon, as well as the 1973/4 Star Trek cartoon series (won a 1975 Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Entertainment Children's Series)
born on 1-31-1927 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 7-2-2005 in Encino, California   age 78
World War II fighter pilot with Chennault's Flying Tigers  Robert W. Prescott   founded the National Skyways Freight Corporation (1945) - it changed its name to Flying Tiger Line (1947)
born on 5-3-1913 in Fort Worth, Texas
expired 3-3-1978 in Palm Springs, California   age 64   cause: cancer
rock singer  Elvis Aaron Presley   had still-born twin brother (Jesse Garan Presley)
born on 1-8-1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi
expired 8-16-1977 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 42   cause: cardiac arrhythmia
AKS: Presly Pressly Pressly
 Gladys Presley   Elvis' mom
expired 8-14-1958 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 42
Elvis' dad  Vernon Presley
born on 4-10-1916 in Tupelo, Mississippi
expired 6-26-1979 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 63   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2005HH

singer & actor  George Harvey "Harve" Presnell   appeared in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) and Paint Your Wagon (1969) movies; played Mr. Parker on The Pretender tv series; played patriarch Albert Soady in Escanaba in da Moonlight (2000); played Colonel Q on Star Trek: Voyager episode The Q and the Grey (1996)
born on 9-14-1933 in Modesto, California
expired 6-30-2009 in Santa Monica, California   age 75   cause: pancreatic cancer
long-ago pro football player  Glenn E. Presnell   was a back for the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans (1931-33) & their successor — the Detroit Lions — when radio station owner George Richards bought the team & moved it (1934); with first wife Liz picked out the teams colors: Honolulu blue and silver; he retired after the 1936 season; he coached at Nebraska (1942) then at Eastern Kentucky
born on 7-28-1905 in Gilead, Nebraska
expired 9-13-2004 in Ironton, Ohio   age 99
Teamsters Union president  Jackie Presser
born on 8-6-1926 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 7-9-1988 in Lakewood, Ohio   age 61
haberdasher  Barney Pressman   founded Barney's clothing store (1923)
born on 12-14-1894
expired 8-24-1991 in Miami, Florida   age 96
presidential widow  Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston   married Grover in the White House June 2, 1886 (at age 22!); suggested the names for the Sweetwater Triplets (Faith, Hope and Charity Cardwell); remarried archaeologist Thomas Preston Jr.
expired 10-29-1947 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 83
actor  Robert Preston   best-known for portraying con man Harold Hill in The Music Man
¤real name: Robert Preston Meservey 
born on 6-8-1918 in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
expired 3-21-1987 in Santa Barbara, California   age 68   cause: lung cancer
actor  Wayde Preston
¤born: William Erskine Strange 
born on 9-10-1929 in Denver, Colorado
expired 2-6-1992 in Lovelock, Nevada   age 62   cause: colon cancer
keyboard musician  William Everett "Billy" Preston   wrote the song "You are so beautiful"; performed with the Beatles
born on 9-9-1946 in Houston, Texas
expired 6-6-2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 59   cause: kidney failure; malignant hypertension
   Contest Selectors
2003MB5.6%
2004RAVN5.6%
2005DTM, RAVN8.7%
2006DTM, LMLD6.7%
   Scored 7.8500 points

airship commander Captain  Max Preuss   commanded the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg
expired 11-28-1960 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany   age 69
1930s and 40s French poet and screenwriter  Jacques Prévert   wrote lyrics to Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves; music by Joseph Kosma); collaborated with Marcel Carne on Les Enfants du Paradis, Le Jour Se Leve and six other films; not one of the "preverts" involved in the alleged "Ripper preversions" at Burfleson Air Force Base
expired 4-11-1977 in Omonville-La-Petite, France   age 77
former Neshoba County (Mississippi) deputy sheriff  Cecil R. Price   on June 21, 1964 arrested civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner & James Chaney then delivered them to the Klan
born on 4-15-1938
expired 5-6-2001 in Jackson, Mississippi   age 63   cause: skull fracture
cartoonist  George Price
born on 6-9-1901 in Coytesville, New York
expired 1-11-1995 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 93
former insurance salesman  Lee L. Price   one of the jurors in the "trial" of J.W. Milam & Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till
born on 8-24-1888
expired 3-??-1985 in Charleston, Mississippi   age 96
busy soprano session singer  Loulie Jean Norman Price   widow of Norman Henry Price; sang backup in The Tokens 1961 hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight; sang the wordless melody in the original Star Trek series' opening theme (1966-67); provided the voice of the Disney theme park's Haunted Mansion ride Crazy Soprano Ghost
born on 3-12-1913 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 8-2-2005 in Studio City, California   age 92
pioneering big-box retailer  Sol Price   co-founder of Fed-Mart (1954) & Price Club (1976; merged with Costco in 1993)
born on 1-23-1916 in New York, New York
expired 12-14-2009 in La Jolla, California   age 93
disreputable Scottsboro "rape victim"  Victoria Price
¤aka: Katherine Queen Victory Street 
born on --1904 in Fayettesville, Tennessee
expired ??-??-1982   age 78
horror actor  Vincent Price   star of The Tingler, The Fly (1958) & Return of the Fly (as François Delambre) and Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965); played the Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971); he rose Again in 1972; husband of Coral Browne
born on 5-27-1911 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 10-25-1993   age 82
   Contest Selectors
1979 SB7.7%
1980 BD, DR12.5%

Winky Dink graphic artist  Harry William Prichett Sr.   co-created "interative" tv cartoon Winky Dink and You (1954-58; hosted by Jack Barry)
born on 1-31-1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-5-2000 in New York, New York   age 79
U.S. Treasurer under Eisenhower (1953-61)  Ivy Maude Baker Priest   mother of Munsters actress Pat Priest
born on 9-7-1905 in Kimberley, Utah
expired 6-23-1975 in Santa Monica, California   age 69   cause: cancer
1920 Olympic bronze medal platform diver  Hal Haig Prieste   acted in the first Keystone Kops movies
born on 11-23-1896 in Fresno, California
expired 4-19-2001 in Camden, New Jersey   age 104
dramatist  John Boynton Priestly   wrote The Edwardians
born on 9-13-1894 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
expired 8-14-1984 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England   age 89
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

1977 Nobel chemistry laureate  Ilya Romanovich Prigogine
born on 1-25-1917 in Moscow, Russia
expired 5-28-2003 in Brussels, Belgium   age 86
jazz trumpeter  Louis Prima   Mr. Keely Smith (1953-61)
born on 12-7-1912 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 8-24-1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 65   cause: pneumonia; last 3 years spent in coma following surgery for brain tumor
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA

airline stewardess  Paula Prince   one of the victims of the 1982 Chicago-area poisoned Tylenol murder spree
expired 9-29-1982 in Chicago, Illinois   age 35   cause: cyanide-laced tylenol (murder)
actor  William Prince
born on 1-26-1913 in Nichols, New York
expired 10-8-1996 in Tarrytown, New York   age 83
Black Hand assassin  Gavrilo Princip   shot Austrian Archduke Ferdinand & Countess Sophie, triggering World War I
born on 7-25-1894 in Oblijaj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austro-Hungarian Empire
expired 4-28-1918 in Prague, Czechoslovakia   age 23   cause: tuberculosis
conniving teenage slut  Eunice Pringle   in deathbed confession admitted that Joe Kennedy was behind her August 9, 1929 false rape accusation against Alex Pantages
born on --1912
expired ??-??-1938   age 26
comedian  Freddie Prinze Sr.   co-starred on Chico and the Man tv series
born on 6-22-1954 in New York, New York
expired 1-29-1977 in Los Angeles, California   age 22   cause: suicide; gunshot to temple
crusader  Laura B. Prisk   led the effort to get June 14th declared "Flag Day" in the U.S.
¤aka: "The Mother of Flag Day" 
expired 5-30-1950 in New York, New York   age 75
"man of letters" Sir  Victor Sawdon Pritchett   wrote some of those "letters" for Playboy
born on 12-16-1900 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England
expired 3-20-1997 in London, England   age 96
low-fat diet proponent  Nathan Pritikin
born on 8-29-1915 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-21-1985 in Albany, New York   age 69   cause: suicide; exsanguination; severed arm veins; liver & kidney failure; leukemia; heart disease; anemia
Hyatt Hotel chain founder  Jay Pritzker
born on 8-26-1922
expired 1-23-1999 in Chicago, Illinois   age 76   cause: cardiac arrest
clarinetist & saxophonist  Russell Procope   played in a number of big/jazz bands
born on 8-11-1908
expired 1-21-1981 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: heart attack
New York mob leader  Joseph S. Profaci   informed on the mob
¤born: Joseph Profact 
born on 10-2-1898 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy
expired 6-6-1962 in Bay Shore, New York   age 64
former British War minister  John Dennis "Jack" Profumo   got caught with his pants down with call girl Christine Keeler in 1963; widower of actress Valerie Hobson
born on 1-30-1915 in Warwickshire, England
expired 3-9-2006 in London, England   age 91   cause: stroke
   Contest Selectors
2000RR14%
2001RR12½%
2005RR, TMD8.7%

guy in a rubber suit  Janos Prohaska   on original Star Trek tv series was the guy inside of the Horta, Mugatu & Yarnek; he also did lots or fake bear & gorilla roles, and was Clyde on Bikini Beach (1964)
born on 10-10-1919 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-13-1974 in Bishop, California   age 54   cause: plane crash
cartoonist  Antonio B. Prohias   created Spy vs. Spy for MAD Magazine
born on 1-17-1921 in Cienfuegos, Cuba
expired 2-24-1998 in Miami, Florida   age 77   cause: lung cancer
1964 Nobel physics laureate  Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov   his research lead to the development of the MASER & LASER
born on 7-11-1916 in Atherton, Queensland, Australia
expired 1-8-2002 in Moscow, Russia   age 85
AKS: Mikhaylovich
composer  Sergei Sergeevich Prokofiev   wrote Peter and the Wolf
born on 4-23-1891 in Sontsovka, Russia
expired 3-4-1956 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 61
character actor  Robert Prosky   on Hill Street Blues played desk seargant Stan Jablonski & on Cheers played Rebecca Howe's father
¤born: Robert Joseph Porzuczek 
born on 12-13-1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-8-2008 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 77   cause: complications from a heart procedure
former pro football coach  Thompson "Tommy" Prothro Jr.
born on 7-20-1920
expired 5-14-1995   age 74
Vermont senator (1958-71)  Winston L. Prouty
born on 9-1-1906 in Newport, Vermont
expired 9-10-1971 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 65   cause: stomach cancer
children's book illustrator  Martin Provensen   designed the dancing hippos & crocodiles in Dance of the Hours sequence of Fantasia (1940); designed Tony the Tiger for Kellogg's
born on 7-10-1916 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-27-1987 in Clinton Corners, New York   age 70   cause: heart attack
mobster  Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano
born on 5-24-1917
expired 12-12-1988   age 71
actress  Dorothy Provine   played Pinky Pinham on The Roaring 20s tv series & as Emeline Finch was first to find the BIG W in Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
born on 1-20-1935 in Deadwood, South Dakota
expired 4-25-2010 in Bremerton, Washington   age 75   cause: emphysema
dancer  Juliet Prowse
born on 9-25-1936 in Bombay, India
expired 9-14-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 59   cause: pancreatic cancer
grandstanding former Wisconsin senator (1957-88)  Edward William Proxmire   he replaced Joe McCarthy; in a quest for publicity created the "Golden Fleece Awards"
born on 11-11-1915 in Lake Forest, Illinois
expired 12-15-2005 in Sykesville, Maryland   age 90   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
1980EK6.3%
2001ROTS12½%
2003TAP5.6%
2004RAVN, TAP11.1%
2005BOD, RAVN, TBC13.0%
   Scored 4.1250 points

author  René François Armand "Sully" Prudhomme   first recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature (1901)
born on 3-16-1839 in Paris, France
expired 9-6-1907 in Châtenay, France   age 68
AKS: Rene Francois
bluesman  James Edward "Snooky" Pryor
born on 9-15-1921 in Lambert, Mississippi
expired 10-18-2006 in Ullin, Louisiana   age
   Contest Selectors
2009BYE

comedian  Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III
born on 12-1-1940 in Peoria, Illinois
expired 12-10-2005 in San Fernando Valley, California   age 65   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979DW, HA, JW, MM, MS38.5%
1980DW, HP, JW, MM25.0%
2000ANG, BOD, IVY, RR, TEX71.0%
2001ANG, BOD, KLS, NFG, TEX62½%
2002ANG, BOD, DTM, TMTX36.4%
2003ABRA, ANG, KLS, KOHD, TAP, TMTX33.3%
2004ABRA, ANG, BOD, DTM, EOD, GHG, KLS, NFG, SS, TAP55.6%
2005ANG, BOD, DTM, GHG, HH, KLS, NFG, PCD, RAVN, RIE, RR, TMD52.2%
   Scored 6.0012 points

fashion designer  Emilio Marchese di Barsento Pucci
born on 11-20-1914 in Naples, Italy
expired 11-30-1992 in Florence, Italy   age 78
former Illinois rep. (1959-72)  Roman Conrad Pucinski   also served as a Chicago alderman (1973-91)
born on 5-13-1919 in Buffalo, New York
expired 9-25-2002 in Chicago, Illinois   age 83   cause: pneumonia
Hall of Fame baseball player  Kirby Puckett
born on 3-14-1960 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-6-2006 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 45   cause: stroke
percussionist & bandleader  Ernest Anthony "Tito" Puente
¤mom called him "Ernestito" (Little Ernest)
later shortened to "Tito" 
born on 4-20-1923 in New York, New York
expired 5-31-2000 in New York, New York   age 77   cause: heart failure
 Pu Jie   younger brother of Pu Yi, last emperor of China
¤aka: Pu Chieh 
expired 2-28-1994   age 87
publisher  Joseph Pulitzer Sr.   established eponymous journalism prizes (1917)
born on 4-10-1847 in Mako, Hungary
expired 10-29-1911 in Charleston, South Carolina   age 64
publisher  Joseph Pulitzer Jr.
born on 3-21-1885 in New York, New York
expired 3-30-1955 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 70
publisher  Joseph Pulitzer III
born on 5-13-1913
expired 5-26-1993   age 80
highly decorated Marine Corps commander Lt.General  Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller
born on 6-26-1898 in West Point, Virginia
expired 10-11-1971 in Hampton, Virginia   age 73
gravel-voiced nightclub comedian  Bernard Shaw Pully   originated role of Big Jule in Guys and Dolls
¤born: Murry Lerman 
born on 5-14-1910 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 1-6-1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 61   cause: heart attack
obscure anti-pope  Earl P. "Lucian" Pulvermacher   elected pontiff of the Montana-based "true Catholica Church" in 1998
¤title: "Pope Pius XIII" 
born on 4-20-1918 in Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin
expired 11-30-2009 in Springdale, Washington   age 91
   Contest Selectors
2006RAVN3.3%
2007RAVN3.2%
2008RAVN3.1%
2009RAVN, TFM6.7%

AKS: Lucien Pulvemacher
jazz guitarist  Joseph J. "Joe" Puma
born on 8-13-1927
expired 5-15-2000 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: cancer
hyperrealist illustrator  Donald Ivan Punchatz   studied under Burne Hogarth; did the film poster for the first Star Wars movie (1977); drew the cover art for Asmiov's "Foundation" trilogy and Harlan Ellison's "Dangerous Visions" anthology; also did work for National Geographic, National Lampoon, Rolling Stone, Esquire & Playboy
born on 9-8-1936 in Hillside, New Jersey
expired 10-22-2009 in Arlington, Texas   age 73   cause: cardiac arrest
physician  Bernard Punsley   as a child played Dead End Kid Milty (the fat kid)
born on 7-11-1923 in New York, New York
expired 1-20-2004 in Torrance, California   age 80   cause: cancer
AKS: Punsley
 Edward Mills Purcell   shared the 1952 Nobel prize in physics for the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance (1946)
born on 8-30-1912 in Taylorville, Illinois
expired 3-7-1997 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 84   cause: respiratory failure
character actor  Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom   his main claim to fame was for dumping wife Anita Phillips for actress Linda Christian (1962; it lasted barely a year)
born on 12-19-1924 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
expired 1-1-2009 in Rome, Italy   age 84
automobile writer  Kenneth W. Purdy   contributing editor for Playboy Magazine; his father wrote "On Wisconsin"
born on 4-28-1913 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-7-1972 in Wilton, Connecticut   age 59   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
Bollywood character actor  Amrish Puri   played great villains including Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984); also appeared in Gandhi as Khan (1982)
born on 6-22-1932 in India
expired 1-12-2005 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India   age 72   cause: brain hemorrhage; malaria
horror-punk band co-founder  Erick Lee Purkhiser   co-founder/front man for The Cramps
¤aka: "Lux Interior
born on 10-21-1948 in Stow, Ohio
expired 2-4-2009 in Glendale, California   age 60   cause: heart condition
"Old Folks" sausage grinder  Clara Bridges Purnell   co-founded Purnell Sausage Co. in 1932 (with husband Fred B. Purnell Sr.)
born on 10-22-1901 in Springfield, Tennessee
expired 4-24-2004 in Simpsonville, Kentucky   age 102
silent movie actress  Edna Purviance   co-starred with Charlie Chaplin in The Tramp (1915)
¤born: Edna Squires 
born on 10-21-1894 in Lovelock, Nevada
expired 6-13-1958 in Woodland Hills, California   age 63
former Chicago FBI office head  Melvin Horace Purvis Jr.   led teams that killed criminals John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd in 1934
born on 10-24-1903 in Timmonsville, South Carolina
expired 2-29-1960 in Florence, South Carolina   age 56   cause: suicide; automatic weapon bullet; depression; ill health
surviving World War I military veteran  Ernest Charles Pusey   started working for General Motors in 1926, retiring in 1958; he had drawn a pension from them for longer than he worked for them — waso the oldest U.S. Navy veteran
born on 5-5-1895 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 11-19-2006 in Bradenton, Florida   age 111
   Contest Selectors
2006KLS3.3%
   Scored 3.9000 solo points

former Harvard president (1953-71) Dr.  Nathan Marsh Pusey
born on 4-4-1907 in Council Bluffs, Iowa
expired 11-14-2001 in New York, New York   age 94
armless/legless "entertainer"  Frieda Katherine Pushnik   worked for Ripley's Believe It or Not (1933-43), then Ringling Brother's Circus side show (1943-56)
born on 2-10-1923 in Conemaugh, Pennsylvania
expired 12-24-2000 in Costa Mesa, California   age 77   cause: bladder cancer
former McNairy County, Tennessee sheriff (1964-70)  Buford Pusser   exploits basis for the movie Walking Tall
born on 12-12-1937 in Adamsville, Tennessee
expired 8-21-1974 in Adamsville, Tennessee   age 36   cause: auto accident
author & book publisher  George Palmer Putnam   husband of Amelia Earhart
expired 1-4-1950 in Trona, California   age 63   cause: uremic poisoning
Librarian of Congress (1899-1939)  Herbert Putnam
expired 8-15-1955 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts   age 93
VFW co-founder  James Carollton Putnam   first national commander of the organization
expired 10-11-1956 in Fayetteville, Arkansas   age 88
last Chinese Emperor  Henry Pu-Yi   last Emperor of China (Manchu Dynasty) from 1909 to 1911 (age 3-5); Japanese puppet emperor Kang Teh of Manchukuo 1935-45; subject of 1987 movie The Last Emperor; first wife, Wan Rong (married in 1923) died in 1946, an opium addict; married second wife, Li Shuxian, in 1962; fourth wife Li Yuqin abandoned after World War II; tortured during the Cultural Revolution
¤born: P'ui Husan T'ung 
born on 2-07-1906 in Peking, China
expired 10-17-1967 in Beijing, China   age 61   cause: cancer
writer  Mario Puzo   wrote The Godfather series; won two Academy Awards for his screenplays; his book Omerta was excerpted in the July 2000 Playboy magazine
born on 10-15-1920 in New York, New York
expired 7-2-1999 in Bay Shore, New York   age 78   cause: heart failure
actor  Denver Pyle   Uncle Jesse on the Dukes of Hazard
born on 5-11-1920 in Bethune, Colorado
expired 12-25-1997 in Burbank, California   age 77   cause: lung cancer
World War II correspondent  Ernest Taylor "Ernie" Pyle   won a 1944 Pulitzer Prize
born on 8-3-1900 in Dana, Indiana
expired 4-18-1945 in Ie Island, Ryukyu Archipeligo, Japan   age 44   cause: machine gun fire
abrasive tv talk show host  Joseph "Joe" Pyne   "why don't you go out and gargle with some razor blades"; forerunner of many worse shows to follow (Geraldo Rivera and Jerry Springer come to mind); he loved smokin' those "coffin nails"
born on 12-22-1924 in Chester, Pennsylvania
expired 3-23-1970 in Hollywood, California   age 45   cause: lung cancer
engineer & contractor  Morris S. Pynoos   invented the nail gun for Howard Hughes during construction of the Spruce Goose
born on 8-22-1917 in New York, New York
expired 7-5-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: congestive heart failure

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