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The Munchkin Coroner character actor  Meinhardt Frank Raabe   played the Munchkin Coroner in The Wizard of Oz (1939); originated the role of processed meat huckster "Little Oscar" (1936); has a B.S. in accounting from U-Wisconsin & an MBA
¤Raabe — rhymes with "Hobby" 
born on 9-2-1915 in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin (nearby)
expired 4-9-2010 in Orange Park, Florida   age 94   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2000RR14%
2001RR12½%
2002JAC, RR18.2%
2003ABRA, PCD, RR16.7%
2004PCD, RR11.1%
2005PCD, RR8.7%
2006DTM, KLS, LMLD, MOT, PCD, TFM20.0%
2007ABRA, AUDC, DTM, KLS, MOT, OIE, PCD, RPRM, RR, TFM32.3%
2008DTM, KLS, MORB, OIE, PCD, RPRM, RR, SPAM, TFM28.1%
2009DTM, KLS, MORB, PCD, RPRM, RR, TFM23.3%
2010ADWC, DTM, KLS, MORB, PCD, RPRM, RR25.9%
   Scored 3.1391 points

actor  Francisco "Paco" Rabal Valera   played Máximo Espejo in Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down (1990)
born on 3-8-1925 in Águilas, Murcia, Spain
expired 8-29-2001 in Bordeaux, France   age 75
former Afghan president (1992-96)  Burhanuddin Rabbani   overthrown by the Taliban; briefly came back as president in 2001
born on ??-??-1940 in Badakhstan Province, Afghanistan
expired 9-20-2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan   age 70   cause: assassinated; suicide bomber wearing exploding turban
AKS: Rabani
Bahai leader  Ruhiyyih Rabbani   widow of Shoghi Effendi
¤born: Mary Sutherland Maxwell 
born on 8-8-1910 in New York, New York
expired 1-19-2000 in Haifa, Israel   age 89
Bahai leader (1921-57)  Shoghi Effendi Rabbani   his great-grandfather founded the religion
expired 11-4-1957 in London, England   age ??   cause: Asian flu
country-pop singer  Edward Thomas "Eddie" Rabbit
born on 11-27-1941 in New York, New York
expired 5-7-1998 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 56   cause: lung cancer
publicist  Wilmer T. "Bill" Rabe   Unicorn hunter, Stone-Skipper & Banisher of Words
born on 9-12-1921
expired 4-4-1992 in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan   age 70
physicist  Isidor Isaac Rabi   the 1944 Nobel physics laureate
born on 7-29-1898 in Rymanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
expired 1-11-1988 in New York, New York   age 89
peace advocate  Leah Rabin   widow of Yitzhak
¤born: Leah Schlossberg 
born on 4-28-1928 in Konigsberg, Germany (now Kaliningrad, Russia)
expired 11-12-2000 in Tel Aviv, Israel   age 72   cause: cancer
violinist  Michael Rabin
born on 5-2-1936 in New York, New York
expired 1-19-1972 in New York, New York   age 35
Israeli political leader  Yitzhak Rabin   shared 1994 Nobel Peace prize
born on 3-1-1922 in Jerusalem, Palestine
expired 11-4-1995 in Tel Aviv, Israel   age 73   cause: assassinated
Yiddish writer  Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich   his story " Tevye the Milkman" was the basis of "Fiddler on the Roof"
¤pen name: "Sholem Aleichem
born on 3-2-1859 in Pereyaslav, Russian Empire
expired 5-13-1916 in New York, New York   age 57
elder sprinter  Philip Rabinowitz   according to the Guinness Book held the record for the 100+ crowd in the 100m dash — 30.86s
born on 2-16-1904 in Lithuania
expired 2-29-2008 in Cape Town, South Africa   age 104   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
2006DTM3.3%
2007DTM3.2%
2008DTM3.1%
   Scored 4.6000 solo points

Sergei's widow  Natalie Rachmaninoff
expired 1-17-1951 in New York, New York   age 70
concert pianist, conductor, last of the Romantic period composers  Sergei Vassilyevich Rachmaninoff   a pupil of Tchaikovsky; wrote numerous orchestral works including Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
born on 4-1-1873 in Oneg, Russia
expired 3-28-1943 in Beverly Hills, California   age 69
Decca records co-founder  Milton R. Rackmil
born on 2-12-1906
expired 4-2-1992   age 86
former RCA Records executive  Norman Racusin   instrumental in the development of the 8-Track Tape
born on 4-27-1920 in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
expired 4-29-2002 in Carlsbad, New Mexico   age 82   cause: stroke
former Red Sox relief pitcher  Richard Raymond "Dick" Radatz Sr.   a 1959 MSU graduate
born on 4-2-1937 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 3-16-2005 in South Easton, Massachusetts   age 67   cause: head injuries; fall down flight of stairs; heart attack
Negro league baseball player  Alexander "Alec" Radcliffe   younger brother of Ted Radcliffe; was one of the best third-basemen to play in the league
born on 6-26-1905 in Mobile, Alabama
expired 7-18-1983 in Chicago, Illinois   age 78
   Contest Selectors
2006TBC

Negro league baseball player  Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Radcliffe   given nickname by Damon Runyon for catching the first game of a doubleheader (in 1932 Negro League World Series), then pitching the second game
¤nickname: "Double Duty
born on 7-7-1902 in Mobile, Alabama
expired 8-11-2005 in Chicago, Illinois   age 103   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, JL, PCD16.7%
2004DTM, PCD11.1%
2005DTM, PCD, TMD13.0%
   Scored 2.8250 points

movie director  Alphonse Marie "Fons" Rademaker   won the Academy Award — Best Foreign Language Film — for De Aanslag (1986; The Assault)
born on 9-5-1920 in Roosendaal, The Netherlands
expired 2-22-2007 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands   age 86   cause: emphysema
al-Qaeda terrorist  Abu Hamza Radia   succeeded Abu Faraj al-Libbi as the #3 thug in the terrorist organization
expired 12-1-2005 in Asori, Pakistan   age ??   cause: assassinated; stinger missile strike from CIA Predator drone
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1977 as part of SNL cast SNL comedienne/actress  Gilda Radner   wife of Gene Wilder
born on 6-28-1946 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 5-20-1989 in Los Angeles, California   age 42   cause: ovarian cancer
former Air Force reservist  Milo John Radulovich   in 1953, while studying meteorology at the University of Michigan, was given the bum's rush out of the reserves for refusing to denounce his father & sister during the McCarthy witch hunts; Ed Murrow got wind of it and named names (McCarthy's); Milo retired from the weather service after working for many years at the National Weather Service office in Lansing, Michigan (exiled to a frozen gulag ... and that's the summers!)
born on 10-28-1926 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 11-19-2007 in Vallejo, California   age 81   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
2007DGW3.2%
   Scored 6.9000 solo points

Sir  Leon K. Radzinowicz   an academic criminologist at the University of Cambridge (1946-59)
¤born: Rabinowicz 
born on 8-15-1906 in Łódź, Poland
expired 12-29-1999 in Haverford, Pennsylvania   age 93
tv producer  Anthony Stanislas Radziwill   son of Lee & Prince Stanislas
¤title: Prince 
born on 8-4-1959 in Lausanne, Switzerland
expired 7-10-1999 in New York, New York   age 39   cause: cancer
Prince  Stanislas Radziwill   ex-husband of Lee Bouvier (1959-74)
expired 6-27-1976 in London, England   age 62   cause: heart attack
Nazi navy commander  Erich Raeder   convicted of war crimes at Nuremburg
born on 4-24-1876 in Wandsbek, Germany
expired 6-27-1976 in Kiel, Germany   age 100
retired Army Special Forces Colonel  Edson Duncan Raff   while head of 77th Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg outfitted his men with green berets (1954)
born on 11-15-1907 in New York, New York
expired 3-11-2003 in Garnett, Kansas   age 95
character actor  "Chips" Rafferty
¤real name: John Goffage 
expired 5-27-1971 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 62   cause: heart attack
character actress  Frances Rafferty   played Ruth Henshaw on December Bride (1954-61) & Nancy on Pete and Gladys (1961-62)
born on 6-16-1922 in Sioux City, Iowa
expired 4-18-2004 in Paso Robles, California   age 81
Great Lakes sailor  Charles Robert Rafferty   First Cook (Steward) aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 62   cause: drowned when ship foundered
retired notary & loser in life's lottery  André-François Raffray   in 1965 started paying Jean Calment $500 per month for the right to inherit her apartment in Arles
expired 12-25-1995 in Arles, France   age 77
Emmy-award winning tv director  Alan Rafkin
born on 7-23-1928 in New York, New York
expired 8-6-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 73   cause: heart disease
actor  George Raft
¤born: George Ranft 
born on 9-26-1895 in New York, New York
expired 11-24-1980 in Hollywood, California   age 85   cause: leukemia
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HA, JW23.1%
1980 DO6.3%
   Scored 3.5000 solo points

Hair co-author/lyricist & star  Jerome Bernard Ragni
born on 9-11-1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 7-10-1991 in New York, New York   age 48   cause: cancer
founding president of Bangladesh Sheik  Mujibur Rahman   never met Sirajul Islam or David Letterman; assassinated during military coup
born on 3-17-1920 in Tongipara, East Bengal, India
expired 8-15-1975 in Dacca, Bangladesh   age 55   cause: assassinated
actor  Raimu   played César Olivier in Marcel Pagnol's original productions of Marius (play: 1929; movie: 1931), Fanny (1931) & César (1936)
¤real name: Jules Muraire 
born on 12-18-1883 in Toulon, Val, France
expired 9-20-1946 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France   age 62
author/screen writer  Norman Reilly Raine   created Tugboat Annie in stories for the Saturday Evening Post; wrote screenplay for 1933 movie with Marie Dressler; won 1937 oscar for The Life of Émile Zola screenplay
born on 6-23-1895 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
expired 7-19-1971 in Woodland Hills, California   age 76
former Neshoba County (Mississippi) sheriff (1963-67)  Lawrence Andrew Rainey Sr.   acquitted of involvement in the 1964 murders of civil rights workers Chaney, Goodman & Schwerner
born on 3-2-1923
expired 11-8-2002 in Meridian, Mississippi   age 79   cause: throat & tongue cancer
actor  Claude Rains   appeared in Lawrence of Arabia and Captain Louie Renault in Casablanca ("Round up the usual suspects.")
born on 11-9-1889 in London, England
expired 5-30-1967 in Sandwich, New Hampshire   age 77   cause: intesinal hemorrhage
 Leo James Rainwater   shared the 1975 Nobel prize in physics
born on 12-9-1917 in Council, Idaho
expired 5-31-1986 in Yonkers, New York   age 68
character actor  Carl William "Bill" Raisch   best-known for playing Fred Johnson (the one-armed man) on The Fugitive (1963-67); lost part of arm during World War II
born on 4-5-1905 in North Bergen, New Jersey
expired 7-31-1984 in Santa Monica, California   age 79   cause: lung cancer
Broadway/stage actor/singer  John Emmet Raitt   originated the role of Billy Bigelow in Carousel (1945) & Sig Sorokin in Pajama Game (1954); father of singer Bonnie Raitt
born on 1-20-1917 in Santa Ana, California
expired 2-20-2005 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 88   cause: complications from pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2002 MORB9.1%

AKS: Jon Rait Raight R8
first governor-general of India  Chakravarti Rajagopalachari
expired 12-26-1972 in Madras, India   age 94
Iranian president  Mohammed Ali Rajai
born on --1933 in Quazin, Persia
expired 8-30-1981 in Tehran, Iran   age 47   cause: bomb blast
Baghwan  Shree Rajneesh
¤born: Chandra Mohan Jain 
born on 12-11-1931 in Kuthwara, Madhya Predesh, India
expired 1-19-1990 in Poona, India   age 58   cause: heart disease
Stalinist Hungarian communist leader (1945-56)  Matyas Rakosi
expired 2-5-1971 in Gorki, Russia, USSR   age 78
movie music composer  David Raksin   wrote scores for Laura (1944) & Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
born on 8-4-1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 8-9-2004 in Van Nuys, California   age 92   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2000RR14%
2001RR12½%
2002RR9.1%
2003RR5.6%
2004RR5.6%
   Scored 5.8000 solo points

tv music composer/arranger  Donald E. Ralke   worked on 77 Sunset Strip, Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley; wrote Kookie - Lend Me Your Comb
born on 7-13-1920
expired 1-26-2000 in Santa Rosa, California   age 80
actress  Esther Ralston
born on 9-17-1902 in Bar Harbor, Maine
expired 1-14-1994 in Ventura, California   age 91
former Ice Capades skater  Vera Hruba Ralston   became an actress (sort of)
¤born: Vera Helena Hruba 
born on 6-21-1923 in Prague, Czechoslovakia
expired 2-9-2003 in Santa Barbara, California   age 79   cause: cancer
Siamese King  Rama IV   reigned 1851-68; hired Anna Leonowens as English teacher for his son (1862)
¤prior to ascension known as: Crown Prince Monghut 
born on 10-18-1804
expired 10-18-1868   age 64
Siamese King  Rama V   reigned 1868-1910; was taught English by Anna Leonowens (1862-67)
¤prior to ascension known as: Crown Prince Chulalongkorn 
born on 9-20-1853 in Bangkok, Siam
expired 10-23-1910 in Bangkok, Siam   age 57
Another SFBMoFo longtime Saddam Hussein crony  Taha Yassin Ramadan   had been the Vice President of Iraq (1991-2003)
¤real name: Taha Yassin al-Jezrawi 
born on --1938 in Mosul, Iraq
expired 3-20-2007 in Baghdad, Iraq   age 68   cause: executed; hanged
   Contest Selectors
2005ANG4.3%
2006TWOS3.3%

Vedic astrologer  Bangalore Venkata Raman
born on 8-8-1912
expired 12-20-1998 in Bangalore, India   age 86   cause: heart attack
1930 Nobel physics laureate Sir  Chandrasekhara Venkatataman Roman   work led to invention of the laser spectrometer
born on 11-7-1888 in Tiruchinapalli, Tamil Nadu, British India
expired 11-21-1970 in Bangalore, India   age 82   cause: heart attack
AKS: Trichinopoly Madras
author  Erich Maria Remarque   wrote All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)
expired 9-25-1970 in Locarno, Switzerland   age 72
character actress  Marjorie Rambeau   played Tugboat Annie in Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940; Ronald Reagan played Eddie Kent in the movie)
born on 7-15-1889 in San Francisco, California
expired 7-6-1970 in Palm Springs, California   age 80
gospel singer/songwriter  Joyce Reba "Dottie" Rambo
¤née: Lutrell 
born on 3-2-1934 in Madisonville, Kentucky
expired 5-11-2008 in Mount Vernon, Missouri (nearby)   age 74   cause: tour bus accident
Dallas leading man  Norman J. "Dack" Rambo   First Blood, Part HIV???
born on 11-13-1941 in DeLano, California
expired 3-21-1994 in DeLano, California   age 53   cause: AIDS
actress & fashion designer  Natacha Rambova   second wife of Rudolf Valentino
expired 6-5-1966 in Pasadena, California   age 69
Israeli Space Agency Shuttle STS-107 astronaut  Ilan Ramon   one of the pilots that took out Osirak, Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981
born on 6-20-1954 in Tel Aviv, Israel
expired 2-1-2003 in over north-central Texas   age 48   cause: disintegration of Shuttle Columbia during re-entry
French actor  Harold Ramond   named in Lupe Velez's suicide note as the father of the unborn child she carried
¤real name: Harald Maresch
aka: Harald Ramond 
born on 6-9-1916 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 12-7-1986 in West Hollywood, California   age 70
rock musician  Dee Dee Ramone
¤real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin 
born on 9-18-1952 in Fort Lee, Virginia
expired 6-5-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: heroin overdose
   Contest Selectors
1979 SB7.7%

rocker  Joey Ramone   provided the musical background for Rock and Roll High School (1979)
¤real name: Jeffrey Ross Hyman 
born on 5-19-1951 in New York, New York
expired 4-15-2001 in New York, New York   age 49   cause: lymphoma
   Contest Selectors
1979 SB7.7%

punk rock guitarist  Johnny Ramone
¤real name: John Cummings 
born on 10-8-1948 in Long Island, New York
expired 9-15-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 55   cause: complications from prostate cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 SB7.7%

Dr.  Santiago Ramón y Cajal   shared the 1906 Nobel prize in medicine for his work on the structure of the nervous system
born on 5-1-1852 in Petilla, Aragon, Spain
expired 10-18-1934 in Madrid, Spain   age 82
AKS: Ramon
flautist  Jean-Pierre Rampal
born on 1-7-1922 in Marseille, France
expired 5-20-2000 in Paris, France   age 78   cause: heart attack
Jean-Pierre's pop  Joseph Rampal
expired 1-11-1983   age 87
two-time Olympic medalist  Godfrey Lionel Rampling   as part of the British 4x400m relay team won silver medal in L.A. (1932) & gold medal in Berlin (1936); he was the last living gold medalist from the 1936 games; father of actress Charlotte Rampling
born on 5-14-1909 in Blackheath, London, England
expired 6-20-2009 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England   age 100
chemist Sir  William Ramsay   his discovery of the Noble gases earned him the 1904 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 10-2-1852 in Glasgow, Scotland
expired 7-23-1916 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England   age 63
AKS: Ramsey
actress  Anne Ramsey   had title role in Throw Momma From The Train (playing Momma, NOT the Train); wife of Logan
¤born: Anne Mobley 
born on 9-1-1929 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 8-11-1988 in Los Angeles, California   age 58   cause: throat cancer
Enid, Mississippi farmer  Augustus "Gus" Ramsey   one of the jurors in the "trial" of J.W. Milam & Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till
born on --1907
expired ??-??-1962   age 55
World War I military veteran  Howard Verne Ramsey
born on 4-2-1898 in Rico, Colorado
expired 2-22-2007 in Portland, Oregon   age 108
murdered tot  JonBenét Patricia Ramsey   the case is still unsolved
born on 8-6-1990 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 12-25-1996 in Bolder, Colorado   age 6   cause: murdered; asphyxia (garroted); craniocerebral trauma
AKS: JonBenet Jon Benet Bené
character actor  Logan Ramsey Jr.   widower of Anne; played proconsel Claudius Marcus in original Star Trek series episode Bread and Circuses (1968); his father (Sr.; stationed on Ford Island) sounded the alarm at Pearl Harbor at start of attack & sent radio message "Air Raid Pearl Harbor! This Is No Drill!"
born on 3-21-1921 in Long Beach, California
expired 6-26-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 79
 Norman Foster Ramsey Jr.   1989 Nobel co-laureate in physics — his work lead to the development of atomic clocks
born on 8-27-1915 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 11-4-2011 in Wayland, Massachusetts   age 94
1977 Miss West Virginia  Patricia Ann "Patsy" Ramsey   mother of murdered child (JonBenét)
¤née: Paugh 
born on 12-29-1956 in Parkersburg, West Virginia
expired 6-24-2006 in Roswell, Georgia   age 49   cause: brain cancer; ovarian cancer
   Contest Selectors
2004KLS5.6%
2005KLS4.3%
2006ANG, CSI, LMLD, RR, TBC16.7%
   Scored 7.7563 points

Indian youth  Ramu   was known as the "wolf boy"
expired 2-20-1985 in Lucknow, India   age 10
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in March 1964 author  Ayn Rand
¤born: Alissa Rosenbaum 
born on 2-2-1905 in Saint Petersberg, Russia
expired 3-6-1982 in New York, New York   age 77
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD, EB12.5%

inventor  James Henry Rand   co-founder of Sperry Rand Corp.
born on 11-18-1886 in North Tonawanda, New York
expired 6-3-1968 in Freeport, Bahamas   age 81
Corporate logos designed by Paul Rand graphic designer  Paul Rand   designed the ABC, IBM, UPS and Westinghouse logotypes
born on 8-15-1914 in New York, New York
expired 11-22-1996 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 68   cause: multiple myeloma
celebrated ecdysiast  Sally Rand   famous for her Fan Dance; given stage name by C.B. DeMille
¤real name: Harriet Helen Gould Beck 
born on 1-2-1904 in Elkton, Missouri
expired 8-31-1979 in Glendora, California   age 75   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO 7.7%
   Scored 5 solo points

printing firm co-founder (1856)  William H. Rand Sr.   started printing maps in 1872
born on 5-2-1828 in Quincy, Massachusetts
expired 6-20-1915 in New Canaan, Connecticut   age 87
Madagascan valiha virtuoso  Benjamin Sylvestre Randafison
born on --1928
expired 7-12-2003 in Antanaraarivo, Madagascar   age 75
tv writer  Bob Randall
¤born: STanley B. Goldstein 
born on 8-20-1937 in New York, New York
expired 2-11-1995 in New Milford, Connecticut   age 57   cause: AIDS
long-time glaucoma sufferer  Robert C. Randall   won legal right to smoke marijuana for medical relief of condition (1975)
born on 1-23-1948
expired 6-2-2001 in Sarasota, Florida   age 53   cause: complications from AIDS
actress  Sue Randall   played teacher Miss Landers on Leave It To Beaver (1958-62)
¤real name: Marion Burnside Randall 
born on 10-8-1935
expired 10-26-1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 49   cause: cancer
actor  Tony Randall   tv Odd Couple's Felix Unger
¤born: Leonard Rosenberg 
born on 2-26-1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
expired 5-17-2004 in New York, New York   age 84   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2001NFG12½%
2002MORB9.1%
2003ABRA5.6%
2004NFG, SS11.1%
   Scored 5.3500 points

former Sea & Ski president (1961-69)  William B. Randall   made suntan lotion for pasty-white middle age beach visitors
born on 1-8-1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-2-2001 in Carlsbad, California   age 81
songwriter  Teddy Randazzo Sr.
¤born: Alessandro Randazzo 
born on 5-20-1937 in New York, New York
expired 11-21-2003 in Orlando, Florida   age 66   cause: heart attack
"Yakety" saxophonist  Homer Louis "Boots" Randolph III   co-author of the song — one of Benny Hill's favorite ditties; one of the backup musicians on Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman"
born on 6-3-1927 in Paducah, Kentucky
expired 7-3-2007 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 80   cause: disconnection from respirator; brain death; subdural hematoma; cerebral hemorrhage
West Virginia rep. (1933-47) & senator (1958-85)  Jennings Randolph   wrote 26th Amendment to U.S. Constitution (18 year-old vote)
born on 3-8-1902 in Salem, West Virginia
expired 5-8-1998 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 96
blacklisted Tony Award-winning stage/screen/tv character actor  John Randolph   a former boardmember of the Screen Actors Guild, Actor's Equity & AFTRA
¤born: Emmanuel Hirsch Cohen
renamed: Mortimer Lippman (by stepfather)
changed name in 1940 
born on 6-1-1915 in New York, New York
expired 2-24-2004 in Hollywood, California   age 88   cause: pneumonia
to next U.S. president: John Hancockto previous U.S. president: Henry Middletonto next U.S. president: Henry Middleton forgotten U.S. president  Peyton Randolph   first & third president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Association (9/5/1774-10/21/1774 & 5/10/1775-5/23/1775)
born on 9--1721 in Williamsburg, Virginia
expired 10-22-1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 54
movie producer Lord  Joseph Arthur Rank   his movies always started with the picture of a guy banging a large gong
born on 12-23-1888 in Hull, Yorkshire, England
expired 3-29-1972 in Winchester, England   age 83
Eisenhower Solicitor General  James Lee Rankin   Chief Council for the Warren Commission
born on 7-8-1907 in Nebraska
expired 6-26-1996 in Santa Cruz, California   age 88   cause: complications from strokes
pacifist  Jeanette Rankin   first women in congress (appointed & elected — 1917-1918 & 1941-42); voted against U.S. entry into World War I and World War II
born on 6-11-1880 in Missoula, Montana
expired 5-18-1973 in Carmel, California   age 92
Mississippi Representative (1921-53)  John Elliott Rankin   crusader for white supremacy; co-authored bills that created the TVA and the GI Bill of Rights
born on 3-29-1882 in Mississippi
expired 11-26-1960 in Tupelo, Mississippi   age 78
former (East) Indian prime minister (1991-6)  Pamulaparthi Venkata Narasimha Rao
born on 6-28-1921 in Vangara village, Karimnagar Region, Andhra Pradesh, India
expired 12-23-2004 in New Delhi, India   age 83   cause: cardiac arrest
movie producer & MGM vice president  Harry Rapf
expired 2-6-1949 in Hollywood, California   age 68   cause: heart attack
Dartmouth professor & screenwriter  Maurice Harry Rapf   co-founder of the Writer's Guild of America; co-wrote live action segments of Song of the South (1946); blacklisted in 1947
born on 5-19-1914 in New York, New York
expired 4-15-2003 in Hanover, New Hampshire   age 88   cause: pneumonia
next-to-last Ziegfeld Girl  Dorothy Deborah "Dolly" Raphaelson   widow of Samson Raphaelson
¤née: Wegman 
born on 11-27-1904 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 11-7-2005 in New York, New York   age 100   cause: complications from heart ailment
playwright  Samson Raphaelson   wrote The Jazz Singer (1925); did screenplay for Heavan Can Wait
born on 3-30-1896 in New York, New York
expired 7-16-1983 in New York, New York   age 87
urban planner Dr.  Chester Rapkin   coined the designation "SoHo" for the Manhattan district south of Houston Street (1962)
born on 2-18-1918 in New York, New York
expired 1-28-2001 in New Brunswick, New Jersey   age 82   cause: pneumonia
composer  Joseph "Joe" Raposo
born on 2-8-1937 in Fall River, Massachusetts
expired 2-5-1989 in Bronxville, New York   age 51
writer, producer, director  Philip Rapp   created The Bickersons, Baby Snooks (for Fanny Brice); wrote & directed tv's Topper series
born on 3-26-1907
expired 1-23-1996   age 88
actor  David Rappaport
born on 11-23-1951 in London, England
expired 5-1-1990 in Laurel Canyon, San Fernando Valley, California   age 38   cause: suicide; gunshot to chest
party girl and "actress"  Virginia Rappe   her death after a booze-soaked party resulted in 3 murder trials for Roscoe Arbuckle
¤born: Virginia Rapp 
born on --1895 in New York, New York
expired 9-9-1921 in San Francisco, California   age 25   cause: peritonitis
director  Irving Rapper   directed Now Voyager (1942)
born on 1-18-1898 in London, England
expired 12-20-1999 in Woodland Hills, California   age 101
former Negro Leagues baseball team owner  Ted Rasberry   once owned the Kansas City Monrchs & Detroit Stars
expired 4-17-2001 in Kentwood, Michigan   age 89   cause: pneumonia; complications from heart attack & stroke; colitis
AKS: Raspberry
human-computer interface expert  Jef Raskin   was the 31st employee hired by Apple Computer (1978); started the Macintosh Computer project (1979), naming it after his favorite fruit (but spelling it differently because there was already an audio component company named McIntosh); left Apple in 1982 after conflicting with Steven Jobs over the project (the computer was introduced during the 1984 Super Bowl in a now-classic commercial); originated the idea of "drag and drop"
born on 3-9-1943 in New York, New York
expired 2-26-2005 in Pacifica, California   age 61   cause: pancreatic cancer
early General Motors investor  John Jakob Raskob   had the Empire State Building built
born on 3-12-1879 in Lockport, New York
expired 10-14-1950 in Centreville, Maryland   age 71   cause: heart attack
retired printer  Reginald Rasley   survived the December 6, 1917 Halifax explosion (debris from the Mont-Blanc came crashing down on the house he was occupying)
born on 8-17-1909 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
expired 4-22-2007 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   age 97
the original "mad monk"  Grigori Efimovich Rasputin   "advisor" to the last Romanov Czar Nicholas II
born on 1-23-1871 in Tobolsk, Russia
expired 12-31-1916 in Saint Petersburg, Russia   age 45   cause: poisoned, shot, drowned
meat packing house co-founder  John W. Rath
expired 12-22-1951 in Waterloo, Iowa   age 79
actor  Basil Rathbone   noted for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes; played Baron Wolf von Frankenstein, the Son of Frankenstein (1939)
born on 6-13-1892 in Johannesburg, South Africa
expired 7-21-1967 in New York, New York   age 75
 Mary Jane Rathbun   baked marijuana-laced brownies for AIDs and chemotherapy patients
¤aka: Brownie Mary 
born on 12-22-1923
expired 4-10-1999 in San Francisco, California   age 75
former auto dealer  Jim Rathmann   won the Indy 500 race in 1960
¤real name: Royal Richard Rathmann 
born on 7-16-1928 in Alhambra, California
expired 11-23-2011 in Palm Bay, Florida   age 83   cause: stroke
to next Pope: Pius XIIto previous Pope: Benedict XV Catholic Church leader (1922-1939)  Achille Ratti   elected 260th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
¤Pope Pius XI 
born on 5-31-1857 in Desio, Italy
expired 2-10-1939   age 81
 Johannes Rau   former president of Germany (1999-2004)
born on 1-16-1931 in Wuppertal-Barmen, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany
expired 1-27-2006 in Berlin, Germany   age 75   cause: heart ailment
Hitler's niece & "close personal friend"  Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal
born on 6-4-1908 in Linz, Germany
expired 9-18-1931 in München, Germany   age 23   cause: suicide; gunshot to heart
AKS: Raulbel
activist/lawyer  Joseph L. Rauh
born on 1-3-1911
expired 9-3-1992   age 81
Scopes trial judge  John Tate Raulston
born on 9-22-1868 in Marion County, Tennessee
expired 7-11-1956 in South Pittsburg, Tennessee   age 87
Soviet space pioneer  Boris Rauschenbach   helped to photograph the dark side of the Moon
born on 1-18-1915 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 3-27-2001 in Moscow, Russia   age 86
AKS: Raushenbach
pop artist  Robert Rauschenberg
¤born: Milton Ernst Rauschenberg 
born on 10-22-1925 in Port Arthur, Texas
expired 5-12-2008 in Captiva, Florida   age 82   cause: heart failure
packaging magnate Dr.  Gad Rausing PhD.   co-inventor (1952)/manufacurer of the Tetra Pak milk/beverage container
born on 5-12-1922 in Stockholm, Sweden
expired 1-28-2000 in Montreux, Switzerland   age 77
composer  Maurice-Joseph Ravel   wrote Bolero, a monumental contribution to mindless sexual rutting (just ask Bo)
born on 3-7-1875 in Ciboure, France
expired 12-28-1937 in Paris, France   age 62
familiar voice  Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft   second to give voice to Kellogg's spokestoon Tony the Tiger; sang song You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas; voice of Kirby in The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
born on 2-6-1914 in Norfolk, Nebraska
expired 5-22-2005 in Fullerton, California   age 91   cause: prostate cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002RR9.1%
2004RR5.6%
2005RR, TBC8.7%
   Scored 4.6500 points

screenwriter  Irving Ravetch   with wife Harriet Franklin, Jr. wrote screenplays for The Long, Hot Summer, Hud (1963) & Norma Rae (1979)
born on 11-14-1920 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 9-19-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 89   cause: "a lingering illness"
novelist  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings   won 1939 Pulitzer Prize for The Yearling
born on 8-8-1896 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 12-14-1953 in Saint Augustine, Florida   age 57   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
stage actress  Eugenia R. Rawls
¤Mrs. Donald Seawell 
born on 9-11-1913 in Macon, Georgia
expired 11-8-2000 in Denver, Colorado   age 87
singer  Louis Allen Rawls Sr.
born on 12-1-1933 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-6-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 72   cause: lung & brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
2004SS5.6%
2006ADWC, CSI, LMLD, QKU, RAVN, RR, TBC23.3%
   Scored 5.3391 points

mystery writer & magician  Clayton Rawson
¤stage name: "The Great Merlini" 
born on 8-15-1906 in Elyria, Ohio
expired 3-1-1971 in Mamaroneck, New York   age 64
actor  Aldo Ray
¤born: Aldo DaRe 
born on 9-25-1926 in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
expired 3-28-1991 in Martinez, California   age 64
former Washington governor (1977-81)  Dixy Lee Ray   ex-Atomic Energy Commission chairman
born on 9-3-1914 in Tacoma, Washington
expired 1-2-1994 in Fox Island, Washington   age 79
Saint Louis Globe-Democrat editor  E. Lansing Ray   co-sponsored the Spirit of Saint Louis flight of Lindbergh (1927)
expired 8-30-1955 in Rye Beach, New Hampshire   age 71
actor/dancer  Gene Anthony Ray   played Leroy in Fame movie (1980)
born on 5-24-1962 in New York, New York
expired 11-14-2003 in New York, New York   age 41   cause: complications from stroke; HIV
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in September 1977 confessed killer  James Earl Ray   assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
born on 3-10-1928 in Alton, Illinois
expired 4-23-1998 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 70   cause: liver & kidney failure
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM7.7%

singer  Johnnie Ray
¤full name: John Alvin Ray 
born on 1-10-1927 in Dallas, Oregon
expired 2-24-1990 in Los Angeles, California   age 63
mentally ill celebrity stalker  Margaret Mary Ray   convicted of breaking into David Letterman's home & stealing his car; later stalked astronaut Story Musgrave
expired 10-5-1998 in Hotchkiss, Colorado   age 46   cause: suicide; knelt in front of oncoming train
super-geezer  Mary Josephine Ray   the second-oldest person in the world
¤née: Arsenault 
born on 5-17-1895 in Prince Edward Island, Canada
expired 3-7-2010 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire   age 114
   Contest Selectors
2010DFFC3.7%
   Scored 3.6000 solo points

director  Nicholas Ray   made Knock on Any Door (1949), Flying Leathernecks, Johnny Guitar (1954) & Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
born on 8-7-1911 in Galesville, Wisconsin
expired 6-16-1979 in New York, New York   age 67   cause: lung cancer
teenage hemophiliac/AIDS victim  Richard "Ricky" Ray
born on 1-28-1977
expired 12-13-1992   age 15   cause: complications from AIDS
hemophiliac AIDS victim  Robert D. Ray   brother of Ricky and Randy
born on 1-27-1978
expired 10-20-2000 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 22   cause: complications from hemophilia & AIDS
   Contest Selectors
2000 BOD14%
   Scored 12.8000 solo points

(east) Indian filmmaker  Satyajit Ray
born on 5-2-1921 in Calcutta, India
expired 4-23-1992 in Calcutta, India   age 70
former Play Your Hunch, Tic Tac Dough & Match Game host  Eugene Rayburn   Steve Allen's announcer Tonight Show
¤born: Eugene Rubessa 
born on 12-22-1917 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-29-1999 in Beverly, Massachusetts   age 81   cause: congestive heart failure
former House Speaker (1940-47, 1949-53, 1955-61)  Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn
born on 1-6-1882 in Roane County, Texas
expired 11-16-1961 in Bonham, Texas   age 79   cause: cancer
comic actress/condom user  Martha Raye
¤born: Margaret Teresa Yvonne Reed 
born on 8-27-1916 in Butte, Montana
expired 10-19-1994 in Los Angeles, California   age 78
1949 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Alexander Gillespie Raymond   created the Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim characters/comic strips; 1949 Reuben Award winner
born on 10-2-1909 in New Rochelle, New York
expired 9-6-1956 in Westport, Connecticut   age 46   cause: parachuting accident
actor  Gene Raymond   widower of Jeannette MacDonald
¤real name: Raymond Guion 
born on 8-13-1908 in New York, New York
expired 5-3-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 89   cause: pneumonia
character actor  Guy Raymond   played the bartender in original Star Trek tv series episode The Trouble With Tribbles
¤born: Raymond Guyer 
born on 7-1-1911 in New York, New York
expired 1-26-1997 in Santa Monica, California   age 85
New-York Daily Times co-founder  Henry Jarvis Raymond   first editor of the newspaper (first edition September 18, 1851); a co-founder of the Republican Party
born on 1-24-1820 in Lima, New York
expired 6-1-1869 in New York, New York   age 49   cause: "an attack of apoplexy"
comic artist  James C. Raymond   brother of Alex Raymond; drew the Blondie strip after the death of it's creator
born on 2-25-1917 in Riverside, California
expired 10-14-1981 in Boynton Beach, Florida   age 64
character actor and more  Sid Raymond   was the cartoon voice of Baby Huey, Katnip & Heckle and Jeckle
¤born: Raymond Silverstein 
born on 1-21-1909 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 12-1-2006 in Aventura, Florida   age 97   cause: complications fom stroke
former Marquette University men's basketball coach  Henry C. "Hank" Raymonds   a former Al McGuire assistant who succeeded him (1977; and, in turn, was succeeded by Rick Majerus in 1983)
born on 3-5-1924 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 12-6-2010 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin   age 86   cause: cancer
British writer  Claire Bernice Rayner   former nurse & "agony aunt"
¤née: Berk 
born on 1-22-1931 in London, England
expired 10-11-2010 in London, England   age 79
   Contest Selectors
2004ANG, RAVN11.1%
2007SPIT3.2%
2008SPIT3.1%

AKS: Clare Rainer
lyricist  Andy Razaf   wrote words to Honeysuckle Rose, Ain't Misbehavin' and Stompin' at the Savoy
¤born: Andreamentania Paul Razafkeriefo 
born on 12-16-1895 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 2-3-1973 in North Hollywood, California   age 77
Serbian war criminal  Zeljko Raznatovic   leader of a private army of soccer thugs & former prison inmates that served as Slobodan Milosevic's storm troopers (looks like the $5,000,000 NATO bounty on his ass did the trick)
¤aka: "Arkan
born on 4-17-1951 in Brezice, Slovenia
expired 1-15-2000 in Belgrade, Bosnia   age 48   cause: assassinated; shot in head
character actress  Peggy Jane Rea   played Mrs. Proctor in Cold Turkey (1971) & Lulu Hogg (the Boss' wife) on The Dukes of Hazzard tv show
born on 3-31-1921 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-5-2011 in Toluca Lake, California   age 89   cause: ALS
sporting goods maker  George A. Reach   in 1910 invented the cork-center baseball
expired 12-7-1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 86
Columbia U. English professor  Allen Walker Read   researched the origins of common words & phrases (like "O.K.", "Dixie", "blizzard" & "podunk"); wrote Lexical Evidence of Epigraphy in Western North America: A Glossarial Study of the Low Element in the English Vocabulary (1935)
born on 6-2-1906 in Winnebago, Minnesota
expired 10-16-2002 in New York, New York   age 96
corrupt Detroit mayor (1937-39)  Richard W. Reading   sent to slammer for shielding local rackets
expired 12-9-1952 in Brighton, Michigan   age 70
presidential daughter  Maureen Elizabeth Reagan   daughter of Jane Wyman
¤Mrs. Dennis C. Revell 
born on 1-4-1941 in Los Angeles, California
expired 8-8-2001 in Granite Bay, California   age 60   cause: brain cancer; melanoma
Bedtime for Bonzo
to next U.S. president: George Bushto previous U.S. president: Jimmy Carter actor and 40th U.S. president (1981-89)  Ronald Wilson Reagan Sr.   played George Gipp in the movie Knute Rockne, All American and George Custer in Santa Fe Trail; wounded by John Hinckley
¤aka: "Dutch" and "The Gipper" 
born on 2-6-1911 in Tampico, Illinois
expired 6-5-2004 in Bel Air, California   age 93   cause: pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
1979HFS7.7%
1980DW, EK, HP, VA25.0%
2000BOD, KLS, IVY, RR, TEX71%
2001BOD, DTM, KLS, RR, TEX62½%
2002BOD, CMH, DTM, JAC, JEDS, JL, MORB, RAVN, TMTX81.8%
2003DTM, GHG, JEDS, KLS, KOHD, MB, PCD, RAVN, RR, TMTX55.6%
2004ABRA, ADWC, BOD, DTM, EOD, GHG, KLS, LMLD, PCD, RAVN, RIE, RR, TAP72.2%
   Scored 3.2006 points

automotive engineer  Louis Réard   created a swimsuit "smaller than an Atome" — he called it the Bikini (debuted on July 5, 1946)
born on --1897 in France
expired 9-16-1984 in Lausanne, Switzerland   age 87   cause: complications following surgery
AKS: Reard
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in March 1985 with `60 Minutes' staff 60 Minutes newsman  Harry Reasoner
born on 4-17-1923 in Dakota City, Iowa
expired 8-6-1991 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 68
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW, SB15.4%

Grote Reber with his homemade antenna radio engineer  Grote Reber   following up on Karl Jansky's work built backyard antenna to map the sky (1937); his mother Harriet was Edwin Hubble's 7th grade teacher
born on 12-22-1911 in Wheaton, Illinois
expired 12-20-2002 in Ouse, Tasmania, Australia   age 90
Nixon friend  Charles Gregory "Bebe" Rebozo
born on 11-17-1912 in Tampa, Florida
expired 5-8-1998 in Miami, Florida   age 85
cartoonist  William Joseph "Bill" Rechin   drew the "Crock" strip
born on 8-20-1930 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York
expired 5-21-2011 in Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia   age 80   cause: esophageal cancer
entrepreneur  Jheri Redding   hair dresser that started Jheri Redding Products, Redken, Jhirmack and Nexxus
¤born: Robert William Redding 
born on 3-2-1907 in Rantoul, Illinois
expired 3-15-1998 in Santa Barbara, California   age 91
Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist  Noel Redding
¤born: David Redding 
born on 12-25-1945 in Folkestone, Kent, England
expired 5-11-2003 in Clonakilty, Eire   age 57
soul singer  Otis Redding   had posthumous hit with (Sittin' on the) Dock of the Bay (1968)
born on 9-9-1941 in Dawson, Georgia
expired 12-10-1967 in Lake Monona, Wisconsin (near Madison)   age 36   cause: plane crash
popcorn king  Orville Clarence Redenbacher   with partner Charlie Bowman developed America's favorite popcorn hybrid
¤born: Sam Henry 
born on 7-16-1907 in Brazil, Indiana
expired 9-19-1995 in Coronado, California   age 88   cause: drowned; heart attack in whirlpool bath
AKS: Reddenbacher Redenbacker Reddenbacker
Nazi war criminal  Walter Reder
born on 2-4-1915 in Freiwaldau, Austria-Hungary
expired 4-26-1991 in Vienna, Austria   age 76
columnist  Virginia Redfern
born on 12-19-1914
expired 2-11-1981   age 66
actor  William Redfield   played Harding in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
born on 1-26-1927 in New York, New York
expired 8-17-1976 in New York, New York   age 49   cause: respiratory infection; leukemia
actor  Corin William Redgrave   brother of Lynn & Vanessa; politically a rabid Trotskyite, medically an enfeebled cancer/heart disease sufferer
born on 7-16-1939 in London, England
expired 4-4-2010 in London, England   age 70
   Contest Selectors
2006KLS3.3%

actress  Lynn Rachel Redgrave   daughter of Sir Michael and Rachel Kempson
born on 3-8-1943 in London, England
expired 5-2-2010 in Kent, Connecticut   age 67   cause: breast cancer
   Contest Selectors
2004LMLD, SS11.1%
2005SPAM4.3%

bisexual actor Sir  Michael Scudamore Redgrave   father of Vanessa and Lynn
born on 3-20-1908 in Bristol, Avon, England
expired 3-21-1985 in Denham, England   age 77
Iditarod race founder (1973)  Joe Redington
born on 2-1-1917 in Chisholm Trail, Oklahoma
expired 6-24-1999 in Knik, Alaska   age 82   cause: cancer of the esophagus
jazz saxophonist  Walter Dewey Redman
born on 5-17-1931 in Fort Worth, Texas
expired 9-2-2006 in Brooklyn, New York, New York   age 75   cause: liver failure
unitarian minister  James Reeb   went to Alabama in answer to Martin Luther King Jr's call for marchers for his Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march
born on 1-1-1927 in Wichita, Kansas
expired 3-11-1965 in Selma, Alabama   age 38   cause: murdered; beaten to death
actor  Alan Reed   voice of Fred Flintsone
¤born: Teddy Bergman 
born on 8-20-1907 in New York, New York
expired 6-14-1977 in Los Angeles, California   age 69
trial lawyer  Barry C. Reed   wrote The Verdict
born on 1-28-1927 in Alameda, California
expired 7-19-2002 in Norwood, Massachusetts   age 75
movie director Sir  Carol Reed   won Best Director Academy Award for Oliver! (1968); directed The Third Man (1949)
expired 4-25-1976 in London, England   age 69   cause: heart attack
actress  Donna Reed   George Bailey's wife in Its A Wonderful Life
¤born: Donna Belle Mullenger 
born on 1-27-1921 in Denison, Iowa
expired 1-14-1986 in Beverly Hills, California   age 64
blues singer/guitarist/harmonica player  James Mathis "Jimmy" Reed   composed Bright Lights, Big City & Big Boss Man
¤born: Matcher J. Reed 
born on 9-6-1925 in Dunleith, Mississippi
expired 8-29-1976 in Oakland, California   age 50   cause: respiratory failure
Cramp Shipbuilding president  James Reed Sr.   also built the Golden Gate Bridge
expired 7-23-1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 59
country singer/actor  Jerry Reed   played Cledus Snow in the Smokey and the Bandit movies; had musical hits with "Eastbound and Down", "When You're Hot, You're Hot" & "The Bird"
¤born: Jerry Reed Hubbard 
born on 3-20-1937 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 9-1-2008   age 71   cause: emphysema
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS7.7%

journalist  John Silas Reed   wrote Ten Days That Shook the World (1919); co-wrote The Left Wing Manifesto, co-founding the U.S. Communist Party (1919)
born on 10-22-1887 in Portland, Oregon
expired 10-19-1920 in Moscow, Russia   age
tap dance pioneer  Leonard Reed   co-originator of the Shim Sham Shimmy format
born on 1-7-1907 in Lightning Creek, Oklahoma Territory
expired 4-5-2004 in Covina, California   age 97   cause: congestive heart failure
litigant  Mary Maxine "Sally" Reed   initiated lawsuit that resulted in a 1971 Supreme Court ruling (9-0) that voided laws giving arbitrary preference to men over women
¤adopted as: Mary Kelso 
born on --1909 in Nebraska
expired 9-26-2002 in Boise, Idaho   age 93
Brady Bunch actor  Robert Reed
¤born: John Robert Rietz 
born on 10-19-1932 in Skokie, Illinois
expired 5-12-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 59   cause: colon cancer; AIDS
actor & legendary drunk  Robert Oliver Reed   played Bill Sikes in Oliver (1968)
born on 2-13-1938 in Wimbledon, London, England
expired 5-2-1999 in Valetta, Malta   age 61   cause: heart attack while carousing
actress  Alaina Reed-Amini   widow of Kevin Peter Hall; played Olivia on Sesame Street (1976-88) & Rose Holloway on 227 (1985-90)
¤born: Bernice Ruth Reed former: Alaina Reed-Hall 
born on 11-10-1946 in Springfield, Ohio
expired 12-17-2009 in Santa Monica, California   age 63   cause: breast cancer
first professional World Dart-throwing champion (1978)  Leighton Rees
born on 1-17-1940 in Mountain Ash, Wales
expired 6-8-2003 in Pontypridd, Wales   age 63   cause: cardiac arrest
poker champion  David Edward "Chip" Reese
born on 3-28-1951 in Centerville, Ohio
expired 12-4-2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 56
Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame shortstop  Harold Henry "Pee Wee" Reese   Team Captain of the "Boys of Summer"
¤nickname: "The Little Colonel" 
born on 7-23-1918 in Ekron, Kentucky
expired 8-14-1999 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 81   cause: lung cancer
California Angels baseball coach  James H. "Jimmie" Reese
born on 10-1-1901
expired 7-13-1994   age 92
paralyzed actor  Christopher Reeve   played Superman in four movies
born on 9-25-1952 in New York, New York
expired 10-10-2004 in Bedford, New York   age 52   cause: cardiac arrest; system infection; bed sores
   Contest Selectors
2003KOHD5.6%
2004SS5.6%
   Scored 9.8000 solo points

AKS: Reeves
 Dana Reeve   widow of Christopher
¤née: Morosini 
born on 2-19-1961 in Scarsdale, New York
expired 3-6-2006 in New York, New York   age 45   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006BONY, LMLD, RAVN, SPIT, TBC16.7%
   Scored 8.1563 points

electronics inventor Dr.  Alec Harley Reeves   invented PCM (Pulse-Code-Modulation) in 1938, permitting multiplexing of many signals on a single wire or radio frequency
born on --1902 in Redhill, Surrey, England
expired 10-13-1971 in London, England   age 69   cause: cancer
Cowgirl Hall-of-Fame member  Connie Reeves
¤full name: Constance Douglas Reeves 
born on 9-26-1901 in Eagle Pass, Texas
expired 8-17-2003 in San Antonio, Texas   age 101   cause: cardiac arrest; broken neck from fall off horse
one-time Rams football team principal owner  Daniel F. Reeves   bought team in 1941; moved team from Cleveland to Los Angeles in 1946; hired Kenny Washington & Woody Strode to play on that team
born on 6-30-1912 in New York, New York
expired 4-15-1971 in New York, New York   age 58   cause: Hodgkin's lymphoma
country singer  Franklin Delano Reeves
born on 7-14-1933 in Sparta, North Carolina
expired 1-1-2007 in Centerville, Tennessee   age 73   cause: emphysema
AKS: Del
actor  George Reeves   played "twin" Brent Tarleton in Gone With The Wind; played Superman on tv in early 1950s; death occurred under suspicious circumstances; subject of 2006 movie Hollywoodland
¤born: George Keefer Brewer
renamed: George Bessolo when mother remarried 
born on 1-5-1914 in Ashland, Kentucky
expired 6-16-1959 in Beverly Hills, California   age 45   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
AKS: Bessalo
Grand Old Opry star  Jim Reeves
expired 7-31-1964 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 39
1940s & 50s bodybuilder & actor  Stephen Lester "Steve" Reeves   former Mr. America (1947), Mr. World, Mr. Universe; played Hercules in several Italian movies (1957 & 1959); also did Ed Wood's Jail Bait (1954)
born on 1-21-1926 in Glasgow, Montana
expired 5-1-2000 in Escondido, California   age 74   cause: complications from lymphoma
   Contest Selectors
2000 SPAM14%
   Scored 7.6000 solo points

one-time Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith head  Donald Thomas Regan   Reagan Treasury Secretary (1981-1985); later was his Chief of Staff
born on 12-21-1918 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 6-10-2003 in Williamsburg, Virginia   age 84   cause: cancer
songwriter  Noel Regney   co-wrote Do You Hear What I Hear? (1962; with wife Gloria Shayne); translated song Dominique into English (1963)
born on 8-19-1922 in Strasbourg, France
expired 11-24-2002 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 80   cause: Pick's disease
Supreme Court justice  William Hubbs Rehnquist   was an associate justice (1972-86), then elevated to chief (1986-2005); presided over the impeachment trial of Bubba
born on 10-1-1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 9-3-2005 in Arlington, Virginia   age 80   cause: complications from anaplastic thyroid cancer
   Contest Selectors
1980JH6.3%
2005ANG, BYE, CSI, HH, QKU, RAVN, RR, SLIM, SPIT, TBC, TMD, WORM52.2%
   Scored 4.5012 points

Bohemian seaman  Stephan Rehorek   on April 20, 1912 took best(/only) picture of iceberg that the Titanic collide with
¤Stepán Rehorek 
born on --1888 in Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
expired ??-??-1935   age 47
Dr.  Tadeus Reichstein   shared the 1950 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 7-20-1897 in Wloclawek, Poland
expired 8-1-1996 in Basel, Switzerland   age 99
actress  Beryl Reid
born on 6-17-1920 in Hereford, England
expired 10-13-1996 in Wraysbury, England   age 76   cause: pneumonia
former advertising executive  David William Reid   lead team that created Elsie the Cow (1938), her "mate Elmer (1940; as in "Elmer's Glue") and other bovine trademarks for Borden Dairy; also worked on the Paul Masson "We'll sell no wine before its time" campaign
born on 6-24-1917 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 12-13-2003 in San Rafael, California   age 86   cause: "old age"
actress  Frances Reid   widow of Philip Bourneuf; appeared in Stage Door (1932); played Alice Horton on Days of Our Lives (1965-2007)
born on 12-9-1914 in Wichita Falls, Texas
expired 2-3-2010 in Beverly Hills, California   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2004RIE5.6%
2005RIE4.3%
2006OIE, RIE6.7%
2007DTH, LMLD, RIE9.7%
2008LMLD, RIE6.3%
2009LMLD, RIE6.7%
2010OIE, RIE7.4%
   Scored 4.2500 points

 Whitelaw Reid   former chairman of the New York Herald Tribune (1955-8)
born on 7-26-1913 in Purchase, New York
expired 4-18-2009 in White Plains, New York   age 95   cause: complications from lung & heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2007KLS3.2%
2008KLS3.1%
2009KLS3.3%
   Scored 5.5000 solo points

longtime NBC staff announcer (1952-2005)  Howard Reig   was announcer for the NBC Nightly News (1983-2007) & Meet the Press
born on 5-31-1921 in New York, New York
expired 11-10-2008 in Venice, Florida   age 87
Chuck under attack from a toupe-eating bird actor & game show panelist  Charles Nelson Reilly   won a Tony Award for playing Bud Frump in the original production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1962)
born on 1-13-1931 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 5-25-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: complications from pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2004RIE5.6%
2005RIE4.3%
2006DTH, GGG, RIE, 4GUE13.3%
2007RIE, 4GUE6.5%
   Scored 6.1500 points

AKS: Reily Riely
actor  Hugh Reilly   played Timmy's father (Paul Martin) on Lassie (1958-64) opposite June Lockhart (Ruth Martin)
born on 10-30-1915 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 7-17-1998 in Burbank, California   age 82   cause: emphysema
British "Ace of Spies"  Sidney George Reilly   worked to overthrow the Bolseviks in Russia
¤born: Sigmund Rosenblum 
born on --1874 in Odessa, Russia
expired 11-??-1925 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 51   cause: executed
medical malpractice victim  David Reimer   subject of John/Joan Case; after a botched circumcision the quacks gave him female hormones; he was raised as a girl (named "Brenda"); had identical twin brother Brian (d.2002)
born on 8-22-1965 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
expired 5-4-2004 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada   age 38   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
former Allstate Insurance pitchman  Edwin Warren Reimers   did a bit of acting — played Admiral Fitzpatrick in original Star Trek episode The Trouble With Tribbles (1968) .. "You're in good hands with Tribbles"
born on 10-26-1912 in Moline, Illinois
expired 8-16-2009 in Saratoga Springs, New York   age 96
former Honduran president (1994-98)  Carlos Roberto Reina Idiáquez   a one-time political prisoner
born on 3-13-1926 in Comayaguela, Honduras
expired 8-19-2003 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras   age 77   cause: suicide; pancreatic problems; gallbladder problems
Meathead's mom  Estelle Reiner   wife of Carl; appeared in a number of movies — her most memorable appearance being in When Harry Met Sally where she delivered the line "I'll have what she's having."; was the model for the Laura Petrie character on the Dick Van Dyke Show (created by her husband)
¤née: Lebost 
born on 6-5-1914 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 10-28-2008 in Beverly Hills, California   age 94
orchestra conductor  Fritz Reiner
born on 12-19-1888
expired 11-15-1963 in New York, New York   age 74
 Mary M. "Lynn" Reiner   one of the victims of the 1982 Chicago-area poisoned Tylenol murder spree
born on 4-15-1955
expired 9-30-1982 in Winfield, Illinois   age 27   cause: murdered; cyanide-laced Tylenol
physicist  Frederick Reines   shared the 1995 Nobel physics prize for his discovery of the neutrino (1955)
born on 3-16-1918 in Paterson, New Jersey
expired 8-26-1998 in Orange, California   age 80
legendary jazz artist  Django Reinhardt   founding member of the Hot Club Quintet with Stephane Grappelli
¤born: Jean Baptiste Reinhardt 
born on 1-23-1910 in Belgium
expired 5-16-1953 in Fontainebleau, France   age 43
movie director  Max Reinhardt   made A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
born on 9-9-1873 in Baden, Austria
expired 10-30-1943 in New York, New York   age 70
pianist  Nadia Reisenberg   sister of Clara Rockmore
born on 7-14-1904 in Vilna, Lithuania (now Vilnius)
expired 6-10-1983 in New York, New York   age 78
early movie director  Charles Reisner   made Chasing Rainbows (1929), the movie that introduced the song Happy Days Are Here Again
born on 3-14-1887 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 9-24-1962 in La Jolla, California   age 75
"Free Cinema" movement director  Karel Reisz   made Morgan (1966), Isadora (1968), The Gambler (1974), Who'll Stop the Rain (1978), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) & Sweet Dreams (1985)
born on 7-21-1926 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
expired 11-25-2002 in London, England   age 76   cause: blood disorder
author/illustrator  Seymour Victory Reit   created Caspar the Friendly Ghost (1940; first illustrated by Joe Oriolo); also wrote for Archie & Little Lulu comics and MAD Magazine
born on 11-11-1918 in New York, New York
expired 11-21-2001 in New York, New York   age 83
BBC founder Lord  John Charles Walsham Reith   BBC Director-General (1927-38)
born on 7-20-1889 in Stonehaven, Scotland
expired 6-16-1971 in Edinburgh, Scotland   age 81
 Stanislaw Wladyslaw Rejment   was the 1924 Nobel literature prize winner
¤pen name: Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont 
born on 5-6-1867 in Kobielo Wielkie, Poland
expired 12-5-1925 in Warsaw, Poland   age 58
actress  Lee Remick
born on 12-14-1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts
expired 7-2-1991   age 55
character actor  Bert Remsen
born on 2-25-1925 in Glen Cove, New York
expired 4-22-1999 in San Fernando Valley, California   age 74   cause: natural causes
actor  Duncan Renaldo   tv's Cisco Kid (1950-56); did 18 months in Federal prison for perjury
¤born: Renault Renaldo Duncan 
born on 4-23-1904 in Spain
expired 9-3-1980 in Goleta, California   age 76   cause: lung cancer
artist  Phillip Renaud   illustrated numerous articles for Playboy magazine
born on 2-10-1934 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
expired 6-27-2011 in Chicago, Illinois   age 77   cause: liver cancer
Sorbonne University professor  Louis Renault   shared the 1907 Nobel peace prize
born on 5-21-1943 in Autun Saône-et-Loire, France
expired 2-8-1918 in Barbizon, France   age 74
automobile pioneer  Louis Renault
expired 10-24-1944 in Paris, France   age 63
former kid actor turned adult junkie  Bradley Barron Renfro   was into it all: booze, marijuana, cocaine, heroine, methadone, ...; once busted for trying to steal a boat — he was too stupid (or smashed) to remember to untie it before trying to pull away from the dock
born on 7-25-1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee
expired 1-15-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 25   cause: heroin overdose
super-geezer  Maggie Mae Renfro   had been the 3rd-oldest U.S. citizen
¤née: Thorton 
born on 11-14-1895 in Athens, Claiborne Parrish, Louisiana
expired 1-22-2010 in Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana   age 114
   Contest Selectors
2010DFFC3.7%
Did Not Score - insufficient category citations
(only two: the AP & the alt.obituaries usenet news group)

actor  Michael Rennie   played the alien visitor Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
born on 8-25-1907 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
expired 6-10-1971 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England   age 63
cinematographer  Claude Renoir   son of Pierre Jr.; worked on a number of James Bond films
born on 12-4-1914 in Paris, France
expired 9-5-1993 in Troyes, France   age 78
movie screenwriter & director  Jean Renoir   son of Pierre; brother of Pierre Jr.; made Le Grande Illusion (1937), La Bête humaine (1938; The Human Beast) & La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game; 1939)
born on 9-15-1894 in Paris, France
expired 2-12-1979 in Beverly Hills, California   age 84   cause: heart attack
impressionist artist  Pierre-Auguste Renoir Sr.   father of Jean & Pierre Jr.
born on 2-25-1841 in Limoges, France
expired 12-3-1919 in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France   age 78
actor  Pierre-Auguste Renoir Jr.   son of noted painter; brother of Jean; father of Claude
born on 3-21-1885 in Paris, France
expired 3-11-1952 in Paris, France   age 66   cause: complications following kidney operation
cinematographer  Jay Gayne Rescher   shot Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) & A Bunny's Tale (1985)
born on 12-19-1924
expired 2-29-2008 in Gig Harbor, Washington   age 83
commercial & character actor  Dan Resin   was one of the Ty-D-Bol men; played Dr. Beeper in Caddyshack (1980)
¤born: Daniel Wrzesien 
born on 2-22-1931 in South Bend, Indiana
expired 7-31-2010 in Wayne, New Jersey   age 79   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
Shuttle STS-41--D & 51--L astronaut  Judith Arlene Resnik
born on 4-5-1949 in Akron, Ohio
expired 1-28-1986 in Cape Canaveral, Florida   age 36   cause: Shuttle Challenger explosion
composer  Ottorino Respighi   wrote The Pines of Rome and the arrangement Ancient Dances and Airs
born on 7-9-1879 in Bologna, Italy
expired 4-18-1935 in Rome, Italy   age 55
New York Times columnist (1974-87)  James Barrett Reston
born on 11-3-1909 in Clyde Bank, Scotland
expired 12-6-1995 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 86
Gee Lassie, I think you've just crashed Windows ... again. former child actor  Thomas Noel "Tommy" Rettig   played Jeff Miller, Lassie's 1st tv owner; was in River of No Return with Marilyn Monroe & The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
born on 12-10-1941 in New York, New York
expired 2-15-1996 in Marina del Rey, California   age 54   cause: heart attack
widow  Marguerite Reuter   list member of the family that founded the international news agency (her husband Oliver, the 4th Baron de Reuter, was the grandson of Paul Julius Reuter); the title (and family name) died with her - she had no children
¤née: Uehlinger
title: Baroness de Reuter 
born on 7-14-1912 in Nuenkirch, Switzerland
expired 1-25-2009 in Beausoleil, France   age 96
 Paul Julius Reuter   founded news agency bearing his name (October 1858)
¤born: Israel Beer Josaphat 
born on 7-21-1816 in Kassel, Germany
expired 2-25-1899 in Nice, France   age 82
labor organizer  Victor George Reuther   brother of Walter
born on 2-17-1916 in Wheeling, West Virginia
expired 6-3-2004 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 92   cause: pneumonia; renal failure
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW7.7%
1980 DW, RR12.5%

United Auto Workers union leader (1946-70)  Walter Philip Reuther
born on 9-1-1907 in Wheeling, West Virginia
expired 5-9-1970 in Pellston, Michigan   age 62   cause: plane crash
playboy  Lance Reventlow   son of Woolworth heir Barbara Hutton; was married to Jill St.John (1960-63) & former Mouseketeer Cheryl Holdridge (1964-his death)
born on 2-24-1936 in London, England
expired 7-24-1972 in Aspen, Colorado   age 36   cause: plane crash
actress  Anne Revere
born on 6-25-1903 in New York, New York
expired 12-18-1990 in Locust Valley, New York   age 87
silversmith  Paul Revere   American revolutionary; famed for his "midnight ride" from Boston to Lexington Massachusetts April 18, 1775 - "The Redcoats are coming..."
born on 1-1-1735 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 5-10-1818 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 83
silent movie actress  Dorothy Revier   original model for the Columbia Pictures logo
¤born: Doris Velegra 
born on 4-18-1904 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-19-1993 in Hollywood, California   age 89
Revlon co-founder (1932)  Charles Haskell Revson   president (1932-62), chairman (1962-75)
born on 10-11-1906 in Manchester, New Hampshire
expired 8-24-1975 in New York, New York   age 68
Revlon co-founder (1932)  Joseph Revson   corporate treasurer (1932-56)
born on 6-6-1905 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 12-19-1971 in New York, New York   age 66   cause: heart attack
auto racer  Peter Revson   finished second in 1971 Indianapolis 500; nephew of Charles
born on 2-27-1939 in New York, New York
expired 3-22-1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa   age 35   cause: auto crash
actress  Rosaura Revueltas   starred in the only blacklisted U.S. film - Salt of the Earth (1953)
¤married name: Rosaura Bodenstedt 
born on --1909 in Ciudad Lerdo, Durango State, Mexico
expired 4-30-1996 in Cuernavaca, Mexico   age 86   cause: lung cancer
Albanian geezer  Hava Rexha
born on 8-22-1880 in Shushice, Albania
expired 11-9-2003 in Shushice, Albania   age 123
instrumentalist/bandleader  Alvino Rey   changed name in 1929
¤born: Alvin McBurney
"father of the steel guitar" 
born on 7-1-1908 in Oakland, California
expired 2-25-2004 in Sandy, Utah   age 95
actor  Fernando Rey
¤real name: Fernando Casado Arambillet 
born on 9-20-1917 in La Coruna, Spain
expired 3-9-1994 in Madrid, Spain   age 76
cover of the January 1972 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate Willy Rey1971 Playboy stock certificateto March 1971 Playmate of Monthto January 1971 Playmate of Month Playboy February 1971 Playmate of Month  Willy Rey   a rendering of her gatefold was used as the artwork on Playboy's original stock certificates (IPO: 11/3/1971)
¤real name: Wilhelmina Rietveld 
born on 8-25-1949 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
expired 8-13-1973 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   age 23   cause: barbituate overdose
AKS: Willi Willie Ray Rae Wilhemina Rietveldt Reitveld Reitveldt
author  Wallace Reyburn   wrote Flushed With Pride (1969); wrote the purely fictional Bust-Up - The Uplifting Tale of Otto Titzling and the Development of the Bra (1977)
born on 7-13-1913 in Auckland, New Zealand
expired 7-10-2001   age 87
former Riviera Beach, Florida police chief  Burton Leon Reynolds Sr.   father of actor
born on 7-9-1906 in Aurelius, Michigan
expired 4-20-2002 in Jupiter Beach, Florida   age 95   cause: heart failure
ABC News anchor (1978-83)  Frank Reynolds
born on 11-29-1923 in East Chicago, Indiana
expired 7-20-1983 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 59
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH7.7%

movie producer  J. Edward Reynolds   produced Plan 9 From Outer Space, as well as playing one of the film's gravediggers (1958)
born on 5-24-1886 in Kansas
expired 6-21-1963 in Los Angeles, California   age 77
banker  John J. Reynolds   developed the Master Card charge card for Citibank in 1967
born on 6-19-1923
expired 10-14-1993   age 70
actress  Marjorie Reynolds   Bing Crosby's love interest in Holiday Inn; Mrs. Peg Riley on The Life of Riley (1953-58)
¤born: Marjorie Goodspeed 
born on 8-12-1921 in Buhl, Idaho
expired 2-1-1997 in Manhattan Beach, California   age 75   cause: congestive heart failure
patent infringer  Milton Reynolds   created the first mass-produced ball point pen by ripping-off the inventors & the company (Everhard) that held the U.S. rights to the invention
born on 7-10-1892
expired 1-23-1976 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 83
folk balladeer  Nicholas Wells "Nick" Reynolds   partnered with Dave Guard & Bob Shane to form the Kingston Trio; left the group in 1967; had a hit with Tom Dooley (1958)
born on 7-27-1933 in Coronado, California
expired 9-24-2008 in San Diego, California   age 75   cause: removed from life support; acute respiratory disease
author  Quentin Reynolds
born on 4-11-1902 in New York, New York
expired 3-17-1965 in San Francisco, California   age 62   cause: cancer
Dr.  Walker Reynolds Jr.   invented surgical staples
born on 3-30-1916
expired 5-17-2001 in Anniston, Alabama   age 85
R.J. Reynolds president  William Neal Reynolds   brother of firm founder Richard Joshua Reynolds Sr.
expired 9-10-1951 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina   age 88
to next Pope: Clement XIVto previous Pope: Benedict XIV Catholic Church leader (1758-1769)  Carlo Della Torre Rezzonico   elected 249th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church July 6, 1758
¤Pope Clement XIII 
born on 3-7-1693 in Venice, Italy
expired 2-2-1769 in Rome, Italy   age 75
republic of Korea founder and president (1948-60)  Syngman Rhee
¤aka: Lee Sung Man 
expired 7-19-1965 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 90
organist/composer/organ teacher  Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
born on 3-17-1839 in Vaduz, Liechtenstein
expired 11-25-1901 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 62
cartoon artist  Fred Rhoads   drew Sad Sack strip for 27 years
born on 10-17-1921 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania
expired 2-20-2000 in Greenwood, South Carolina   age 78
diamond plutocrat  Cecil John Rhodes   founded De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd. (1881); helped precipitate the Boer War; founded the Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford
born on 7-5-1853 in Hertfordshire, England
expired 3-26-1902   age 48   cause: heart attack
piano teacher  Harold Burroughs Rhodes   invented electric piano (1940s)
born on 12-28-1910 in San Fernando, California
expired 12-17-2000 in Canoga Park, California   age 89   cause: complications from pneumonia
four-time Ohio governor (1963-71; 1975-83)  James Allen Rhodes   sent in the National Guard to quell rioting at Kent State University in 1970
born on 9-13-1909 in Coalton, Ohio
expired 3-4-2001 in Columbus, Ohio   age 91   cause: heart failure; complications from infection
Arizona representative (1953-82)  John Jacob Rhodes II   helped convince Nixon to resign before being impeached
born on 9-18-1916 in Council Grove, Kansas
expired 8-23-2003 in Mesa, Arizona   age 86   cause: cancer
World War II/Korean War combat pilot  Raleigh Ernest "Dusty" Rhodes Sr.   shot down in Ovtober 1942 & spend three years in a Japanese POW camp; was the third leader of the Blue Angels flight team
born on 6-26-1918 in Madera, California
expired 11-26-2007 in San Jose, California   age 89   cause: lung cancer
actress  Madlyn Rhue   played Lt. Reid in Operation Petticoat (1959), secretary Schwartz in Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) & Lt. Marla McGivers on original Star Trek tv series (1967); was married to Tony Young (1962-70)
¤born: Madleine Roche 
born on 10-3-1935 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 12-16-2003 in Woodland Hills, California   age 68   cause: pneumonia; multiple sclerosis
AKS: Madalyn Madelain Rue Ruh Ruhe Rew
attorney  Charles Sylvanus Rhyne   argued the Baker et al. v. Carr et al. case before the Supreme Court (1962) that established one man-one vote criteria in elections & redistricting
born on 6-23-1912 in Charlotte, North Carolina
expired 7-27-2003 in McLean, Virginia   age 91   cause: drowned in swimming pool
1930s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo ballerina  Tatiana Riabouchinska   Disney animators used her as model for the hippopotamus ballerinas in Fantasia (1940)
born on 5-23-1916 in Moscow, Russia
expired 8-24-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: heart failure
former Connecticut senator (1963-81)  Abraham Alexander Ribicoff   Connecticut governor (1956-61) and Kennedy HEW Secretary (1961-62)
born on 4-9-1910 in New Britain, Connecticut
expired 2-22-1998 in New York, New York   age 87   cause: heart failure; Alzheimer's disease
Groups Danone Sa founder  Antoine-Amédée-Paul Riboud   maker of (Dannon) Yogurt & Evian Water
born on 12-25-1918 in Lyon, France
expired 5-5-2002 in Paris, France   age 83
AKS: Amedee
Chicago mob boss  Paul Ricca   replaced Al Capone as head of the Chicago crime syndicate after Capone's incarceration
¤born: Paul DeLucia 
expired 10-11-1972 in Chicago, Illinois   age 74
author  Alice Hegan Rice   wrote Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
expired 2-10-1942 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 72
World War I-era songwriter  Gitz Rice   wrote music for Mademoiselle from Armentieres (to lyrics by Edward Rowland)
expired 10-16-1947 in New York, New York   age 56
to 1941 award winnerto 1939 award winner distance runner  Greg Rice   won 1940 Sullivan Award
born on 1-3-1916 in Missoula, Montana
expired 5-19-1991   age
sports journalist (1901-54)  Henry Grantland Rice   nicknamed the 1924 Notre Dame football backfield" the Four Horsemen" & their linemen 'the Seven Mules"; won 1943 oscar for Short Subject
born on 11-1-1880 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
expired 7-13-1954 in New York, New York   age 73
The Rice twins (l to r): Greg, John 2'10" infomercial huckster  John Rice   had "younger" twin brother Greg; also did real estate & motivational speaking
born on 12-3-1951 in West Palm Beach, Florida
expired 11-5-2005 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 53   cause: died during anesthesia prior to surgery for a broken leg
poet & painter  Stanley Travis Rice Jr.   husband of Anne Rice
born on 11-7-1942 in Dallas, Texas
expired 12-9-2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 60   cause: brain cancer
jazz drummer  Bernard "Buddy" Rich
born on 6-30-1917 in New York, New York
expired 4-2-1987 in Los Angeles, California   age 69
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA6.3%

country singer  Charles Allan "Charlie" Rich   had hit with Behind Closed Doors (1973)
¤nickname: "The Silver Fox" 
born on 12-14-1932 in Forrest City, Arkansas
expired 7-25-1995 in Hammond, Louisiana   age 62
guitarist  James Q. "Spider" Rich   co-wrote Yakety Sax
born on 11-3-1923
expired 11-9-2003 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee   age 80
architect  Lorimer Rich   designed the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
born on 10-24-1891
expired 6-2-1978 in Rome, New York   age 86
Rich Products Corp. founder  Robert Edward Rich Sr.   inventor of the corny syrup/sugar/soy-based whipped topping (1945); former owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team
born on 7-7-1913 in Buffalo, New York
expired 2-15-2006 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 92
English  Prince Richard   son of Edward III; father of Richard II
¤aka: "The Black Prince" 
born on 6-15-1330 in Woodstock, England
expired 6-8-1376 in London, England   age 45
to next English ruler: John Ito previous English ruler: Henry II English king (1189-1199)  Richard I   son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitane
¤aka: "Richard the Lionhearted" 
born on 9-8-1157 in Oxford, England
expired 4-6-1199 in Chaluz, France   age 41   cause: gangrene
to next English ruler: Henry IVto previous English ruler: Edward III English king (1377-1399)  Richard II   son of The Black Prince; grandson of Edward III; forced to abdicate; last Plantagenet king
born on 1-6-1367 in Bordeaux, France
expired 2-14-1400 in Pontefract Castle, Leicestershire, England   age 33   cause: murdered
to next English ruler: Henry VIIto previous English ruler: Edward V English king (1483-1485)  Richard III   brother of Edward IV; last king from House of York
born on 10-2-1452 in Fotheringhay Castle, England
expired 8-22-1485 in Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England   age 32   cause: killed in battle by the Earl of Richmond
Montreal Canadiens hockey great  Joseph Henri Maurice Richard
¤nickname: "The Rocket" 
born on 8-4-1921 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 5-27-2000 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 78   cause: stomach cancer; Parkinson's disease
UK actress  Wendy Richard   played Shirley Brahms on Are you Being Served? & Pauline Fowler on The Eastenders
¤born: Wendy Emerton 
born on 7-20-1943 in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England
expired 2-25-2009 in London, England   age 65   cause: breast cancer
   Contest Selectors
2009ADWC, RAVN, TFM10.0%
   Scored 6.6250 points

character actress  Beah Richards   won an Emmy for guest shot on The Practice tv series
born on 7-1-1920 in Vicksburg, Mississippi
expired 9-14-2000 in Vicksburg, Mississippi   age 80
Dr.  Dickinson Woodruff Richards Jr.   shared the 1956 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 10-30-1895 in Orange, New Jersey
expired 2-23-1973 in Lakeville, Connecticut   age 77
former Texas governor (1991-5)  Dorothy Ann Richards   the Grim Reaper decided she was "done" & "stuck a fork in her" (instead of the usual sythe)
¤née: Willis 
born on 9-1-1933 in Lakeview, Texas
expired 9-13-2006 in Austin, Texas   age 73   cause: esophageal cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003OGGI5.6%
2006BONY3.3%
   Scored 7.7000 solo points

auto dealer/radio station/sports team owner  George A. "Dick" Richards   his Goodwill Stations group owned WJR (Detroit), WGAR (Cleveland) & KMPC (Los Angeles); bought the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans (founded 1930) for $7,952.08 in 1934 & moved the franchise to Detroit, renaming them the Lions (later sold to the Fords in 1940); he scheduled/broadcast the first NFL Thanksgiving game (Lions vs. Packers on 11/29/1934) with announcers Graham McNamee & Don Wilson
born on --1889 in Crete, Illinois
expired 5-28-1951 in Detroit, Michigan   age 62   cause: heart ailment
childrens book author  Laura Elizabeth Richards   wrote Captain January; daughter of Julia Ward Howe
expired 1-14-1943 in Gardiner, Maine   age 92
 Theodore William Richards   1914 Nobel chemistry laureate
born on 1-31-1868 in Germantown, Pennsylvania
expired 4-2-1928 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 60
murder victim  Barbara Lee Richardson   girlfriend of David Lind; one of the fatalities of the Wonderland Murders (1981)
born on 10-17-1958
expired 7-1-1981 in Los Angeles, California   age 22   cause: bludgeoned to death with lead pipe
short-lived Nixon Attorney General (1973)  Elliot Lee Richardson   refused to fire Special Prosecutor & was fired (during the Watergate "Saturday Night Massacre" 10/20/73); also served as Nixon HEW Secretary (1970-72) & Defense Secretary (1973) before being AG, then Ford Commerce Secretary (1974-76)
born on 7-20-1920 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 12-31-1999 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 79   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
actor  Ian William Richardson
born on 4-7-1934 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 2-9-2007 in London, England   age 72
jazz flutist/saxophonist  Jerome Richardson
born on 12-25-1920 in Oakland, California
expired 6-23-2000 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 79
early rock radio disc jockey  Jiles Perry Richardson   had hit with Chantilly Lace (1958); killed in crash of Beechcraft Bonanza (registration N3794P, aka "Miss American Pie") with Buddy Holly and Richie Valens)
¤aka: "The Big Bopper
born on 10-24-1930 in Sabine Pass, Texas
expired 2-3-1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa   age 28   cause: plane crash
AKS: J. P. J P
phyisicist/meteorologist/mathematician  Lewis Fry Richardson   his conjectures & research into the lengths of coastlines & borders was an inspiration to Benoît Mandelbrot, who read one of his papers and later wrote his own tome (on the length of the coastling of Great Britan)
born on 10-11-1881 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
expired 9-30-1953 in Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland   age 71
movie art director  Lucinda Jane "Lucy" Richardson   was the art director on Elizabeth (1998), Chocolat (2000) & The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004); NOT the Lucy in Sky With Diamonds that her family had claimed
born on --1957 in Weybridge, Surrey, England
expired 6-1-2005   age 47   cause: breast cancer
actress  Natasha Richardson   wife of Liam Neeson; daughter of Tony Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave; granddaughter of Michael Redgrave & Rachel Kempson; suffered a catastrophic brain injury while skiing at Mont Tremblant, Quebec (mid-March, 2009)
born on 5-11-1963 in London, England
expired 3-18-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 45   cause: epidural hematoma
physicist  Owen Willans Richardson   1928 Nobel physics laureate for defining the motion of electrons
born on 4-26-1879 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
expired 2-15-1959 in Alton, Hampshire, England   age 79
AKS: Willians Williams
actor Sir  Ralph David Richardson   appeared in Dragonslayer, Time Bandits, Dr. Zhivago, Exodus and Things to Come
born on 12-19-1902 in Cheltenham, England
expired 10-9-1983 in London, England   age 80
 Tony Richardson   1963 Best Directing oscar-winning director (for Tom Jones); father of Natasha Richardson
born on 6-5-1928 in Shipley, England
expired 11-14-1991 in Los Angeles, California   age 63
lawyer  Donald Randall Richberg   co-author of the railway Labor Act and the National Industrial Recovery Act
expired 11-27-1960 in Charlottesville, Virginia   age 79
Dr.  Charles Robert Richet   received the 1913 Nobel prize in medicine for his work on anaphylaxis
born on 8-25-1850 in Paris, France
expired 12-4-1935 in Paris, France   age 85
noted World War II aviatrix  Helen Richey
expired 1-7-1947 in New York, New York   age 37
author  Mordecai Richler   wrote The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959)
born on 1-27-1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 7-3-2001 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 70   cause: complications from kidney cancer
dapper singer, dancer, actor  Harry Richman   appeared in Puttin' on the Ritz (1930) and The Playboy (1938; English title: Kicking the Moon Around)
¤born: Harry Reichman 
born on 8-10-1895 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 11-3-1972 in Burbank, California   age 77
1960s civil rights demonstrator  David Leinail Richmond   a member of the Greensboro Four
born on --1941 in Greensboro, North Carolina
expired 12-7-1990 in Greensboro, North Carolina   age 49   cause: lung cancer
folk musician  John B. "Fritz" Richmond Jr.   master of the Jug & Washtub Bass; played with the Jim Kweskin Jug Band; suggested the band name for The Lovin' Spoonful
born on 7-10-1939 in Newton, Massachusetts
expired 11-20-2005 in Portland, Oregon   age 66   cause: lung cancer
one-time pro wrassler  Kenneth Richmond   won a bronze medal in real wrestling at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic games; was the 4th (and final) gong-striker seen at the beginning of the J. Arthur Rank Studios movies (the "gong" he "struck" was actually made of paper maché — he never made contact with the mallet lest the "gong" be destroyed in a single blow; the sound was dubbed in later)
born on 7-10-1926 in London, England
expired 8-3-2006 in Christchurch, England   age 80   cause: heart attack
stock car racer  Timothy L. Richmond
born on 6-7-1955
expired 8-13-1989   age 34   cause: complications from AIDS
CalTech geophysicist Dr.  Charles Francis Richter   invented eponymous logarithmic earthquake scale (1935)
born on 4-26-1900 in Hamilton, Ohio
expired 9-30-1985 in Pasadena, California   age 85
conductor  Karl Richter
born on 10-15-1926 in Plauen, Germany
expired 2-17-1981 in München, Germany   age 54
TWA co-founder  Paul E. Richter   formerly head of TACA Airways
expired 5-15-1949 in Berkeley, California   age 53   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
classical pianist  Svyatoslav Theofilovich Richter
born on 3-20-1915 in Zhitomir, Russia
expired 8-1-1997 in Moscow, Russia   age 82   cause: heart attack
World War I German air ace Baron  Manfred von Richtofen
¤better known as: "The Red Baron
born on 5-2-1892 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland)
expired 4-21-1918 in Somme sector, France   age 25   cause: shot down
World War I flying ace  Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker   one-time owner of Eastern Airlines (1938-53)
expired 7-23-1973 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 82
Brooklyn Dodgers manager & part owner (1942-50)  Branch Wesley Rickey   baseball coach at the University of Michigan (went to St.Louis in 1913); hired Jackie Robinson as first black major league player in modern era (1946)
¤nickname: The "Mahatma" 
born on 12-20-1881 in Stockdale, Ohio
expired 12-9-1965 in Columbus, Missouri   age 83
Admiral  Hyman George Rickover   "father of the nuclear submarine"
born on 1-27-1900 in Makov, Russia
expired 7-8-1986 in Arlington, Virginia   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1980 DH, DW12.5%

comic book artist  Donato Rico II   wrote and/or illustrated The Claw, Captain America, Captain Marvel, the Human Torch & Daredevil
born on 9-26-1912 in New York, New York
expired 3-27-1985 in Hollywood, California   age 72   cause: cancer
Texas death row inmate  Granville Riddle
¤aka: number 965 
born on 6-17-1969
expired 1-30-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 33   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 9.8250 points

composer/arranger/conductor  Nelson Smock Riddle   wrote theme song for Route 66 tv series
born on 6-1-1921 in Oradell, New Jersey
expired 10-7-1985 in Los Angeles, California   age 64
racehorse owner  Samuel D. Riddle   owned Man o' War and War Admiral
expired 1-8-1951 in Media, Pennsylvania   age 89
former Americal Division helicopter pilot  Ronald L. Ridenhour   reported the My Lai massacre (March 16, 1968) after leaving service (1969)
born on 4-6-1946 in Oakland, California
expired 5-10-1998 in Metairie, Louisiana   age 52   cause: heart attack
character actor  Robert Ridgely   played the game show host in Melvin and Howard (1980) and the hangman Boris in Blazing Saddles and Robin Hood: Men in Tights
born on 12-24-1931
expired 2-8-1997 in Toluca Lake, California   age 65   cause: cancer
retired General  Matthew Ridgway
born on 3-3-1895 in Fort Monroe, Virginia
expired 7-26-1993 in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania   age 98
Russian Orthodox patriarch Aleiy II Russian Orthodox Church patriarch (1990-2008)  Alexiy Ridiger
¤Alexiy II 
born on 2-23-1929 in Tallin, Estonia
expired 12-5-2008 in Peredelkino, Russia   age 79   cause: heart failure
AKS: Alexi Alexy Alexei Alexius Ruediger Rüdiger
botanist  Henry Nicholas Ridley   director of Singapore's Botanic Garden (1888); smuggled rubber tree seeds from South America, starting the Malaysian industry; discovered how to extract latex from the trees without injuring them
expired 10-24-1956 in London, England   age 100
Spanish poet  Dionisio Ridruejo   co-founder of Falange Party in 1930s and Social Democratic Party; opponent of Francisco Franco
expired 6-29-1975 in Madrid, Spain   age 62
Leni with Goebels & Hitler Nazi filmmaker  Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl   producer/director of Triumph of the Will (1935) and Olympia (1936)
born on 8-22-1902 in Berlin, Germany
expired 9-8-2003 in Pöcking am Starnberger, Bavaria, Germany   age 101
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG, RR14%
2001ANG, DTM, RR37½%
2002ANG, DTM, JAC, JL, MORB, RR54.5%
2003ANG, COCO, DTM, JL, PCD, RR, TAP38.9%
   Scored 2.4391 points

AKS: Reifenstahl
wrong-way runner  Roy M. Riegels
born on 4-4-1908
expired 3-26-1993   age 84
pioneering "surfer girl"  Mary Kerwin Riehl   won the women's division of the 1939 Pacific Coast Surfing Championship
born on 3-25-1912 in Hermosa Beach, California
expired 3-16-2004 in Santa Maria, California   age 91   cause: complications from stroke
screenwriter & "script doctor"  Dean Franklin Riesner   wrote Coogan's Bluff (1968) & The Enforcer (1976); co-wrote Play Misty For Me & Dirty Harry (1971; with Harry Julian Fink & Rita M. Fink, "Harry's creators); first husband of Vampira (coined her name for a 1954 KABC-TV horror film hosting gig)
¤as a child actor performed under pseudonym Dinky Dean 
born on 11-3-1918 in New York, New York
expired 8-18-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 83
University of Cincinnati professor emeritus  George B. Rieveschl Jr.   was the inventor of the antihistamine Benadryl (beta-dimethylaminoethylbenzhydryl ether hydrochloride)
born on 1-9-1916 in Arlington Heights, Ohio
expired 9-27-2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 91   cause: pneumonia
AKS: Reiveschl
geezer  Harriet Azzie Riggins-McGee   of Albany, Georgia
¤alternate surname spelling: McGhee 
born on 3-14-1884
expired 11-6-2002 in Albany, Georgia   age 118
retired Tulsa police officer  Clinton E. Riggs   invented the "Yield" sign
born on 7-15-1910
expired 5-22-1997 in Tulsa, Oklahoma   age 86
playwright  Lynn Riggs   wrote Green Grown the Lilacs, adapted by Rogers and Hammerstein as Oklahoma
expired 6-30-1954 in New York, New York   age 54
movie director  Marlon T. Riggs
born on 2-3-1957 in Fort Worth, Texas
expired 4-5-1994 in Dallas, Texas   age 37   cause: AIDS
tennis player  Robert L. "Bobby" Riggs   lost famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match against Billie Jean King
born on 2-25-1918
expired 10-25-1995   age 77
Cardinal  Egano Righi-Lambertini
born on 2-22-1906
expired 10-4-2000   age
fantasy writer  James Oliver Rigney Jr.   wrote Wheel of Time series
¤pen name: "Robert Jordan
born on 10-17-1948 in Charleston, South Carolina
expired 9-16-2007 in Charleston, South Carolina   age 58   cause: cardiomyopathy; other complications from primary amyloidosis
former N.Y./S.F. Giants manager (1956-60  William J. "Bill" Rigney Sr.
born on 1-29-1918 in Alameda, California
expired 2-20-2001 in Walnut Creek, California   age 83   cause: pneumonia; heart problems; lymphoma
Great Lakes sailor  Paul M. Riippa   Deckhand aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 22   cause: drowned when ship foundered
jazz trombonist  Adolphus "Snooks" Riley
born on 7-29-1925 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 5-3-2002 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 77   cause: hypertension
Hoosier poet  James Whitcomb Riley   wrote poems Little Orphan Annie and The Raggedy Man
born on 10-7-1849 in Greenfield, Indiana
expired 7-22-1916 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 66
former NASA spokesman  John E. Riley   commentator on the first moon landing
born on 2-8-1925 in Trenton, Missouri
expired 4-17-2003 in Laporte, Texas   age 78   cause: cancer
Knots Landing actor  Larry Riley
born on 6-20-1953 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 6-6-1992 in Burbank, California   age 38   cause: AIDS
author  Robert Henry Rimmer   wrote 1966 soft-porn juvenile fantasy The Harrad Experiment; died day before his 60th wedding anniverary
born on 3-14-1917 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 8-1-2001 in Quincy, Massachusetts   age 84
former kennel worker  Victoria Rimmer   first confirmed case of BSE-induced vCJD (diagnosed August 1993); went into permanent coma shortly thereafter
born on --1977
expired 11-??-1997 in Connah's Quay, Clwyd, Wales   age 20   cause: complications from vCJD
Flight of the Bumble Bee composer  Nikolai Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov
born on 3-18-1844 in Tikhvin, Russia
expired 6-21-1908 in Saint Petersburg, Russia   age 64
advertising executive  Hal Patrick Riney   created the "It's morning in America" ads for Reagan's 1984 re-election campaign, the Bartles & Jaymes wine cooler ads for Gallo and the Swedish Bikini Team ads for Old Milwaukee beer
born on 7-17-1932 in Seattle, Washington
expired 3-24-2008 in San Francisco, California   age 75   cause: cancer
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus chairman  Edith Conway Ringling   widow of circus co-founder Charles Ringling
expired 9-23-1953 in Sarasota, Florida   age 84
circus family member  Jean Fowler Ringling
born on 12-2-1906
expired 1-3-1994   age 87
radio/tv/theater organist  Elizabeth "Rosa" Rio
¤Mrs. Bill Yeoman 
born on 6-2-1902
expired 5-13-2010 in Sun City Center, FLorida   age 107
698 pound rapper  Christopher L. Rios
¤aka: Big Punisher 
born on 11-10-1971
expired 2-7-2000   age 28
singer  Minnie Riperton
born on 11-8-1947 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-12-1979 in Los Angeles, California   age 31   cause: breast cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW 7.7%
   Scored 9 solo points

former Baltimore Orioles manager  Calvin Edwin Ripken Sr.   father of Cal Jr.
born on 12-17-1935 in Aberdeen, Maryland
expired 3-25-1999 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 63   cause: lung cancer
romance novelist  Alexandra Ripley   penned "Gone With The Wind" sequel Scarlett (1991)
¤née: Braid 
born on 1-8-1934 in Charleston, South Carolina
expired 1-10-2004 in Richmond, Virginia   age 67   cause: "natural causes"
cartoonist  Robert LeRoy Ripley   created the Believe It or Not cartoon strip
expired 5-27-1949 in New York, New York   age 55   cause: heart attack
former Smithsonian director (1964-84)  S. Dillon Ripley   a biologist by training
born on 9-20-1913 in New York, New York
expired 3-12-2001 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 87
Chicago White Sox player (1917-20)  Charles "Swede" Risberg   one of eight accused of throwing the 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
born on 10-13-1894
expired 10-13-1975 in Red Bluff, California   age 81
children's book publisher  Ole C. Risom   vice president & art director for (Little) Golden Books (1952-72)
born on 10-3-1919 in Copenhagen, Denmark
expired 8-19-2000 in Manhasset, New York   age 80   cause: cancer
actor  Cyril Ritchard   noted for playing Captain Hook in stage & tv productions of Peter Pan; won 1954 Tony for role
¤born: Cyril Trimnell-Ritchard 
born on 12-1-1898 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
expired 12-18-1977 in Chicago, Illinois   age 79   cause: cardiac arrest
Unix co-developer  Dennis MacAlister Ritchie   also co-developed the C programming language; shared the 1983 A.M. Turing Award; had retired from Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies
born on 9-9-1941 in Bronxville, New York
expired 10-8-2011 in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey   age 70   cause: tbd; prostate cancer; heart disease
movie director  Michael Ritchie   directed Downhill Racer, The Candidate, Smile, The Bad News Bears, Semi-Tough, Fletch & The Golden Child (1986)
born on 11-28-1938 in Waukesha, Wisconsin
expired 4-16-2001 in New York, New York   age 62   cause: complications of prostate cancer
1950s blacklisted movie director  Martin Ritt   directed Hud (1963), The Great White Hope (1970), Norma Rae (1979) & Cross Creek (1983)
born on 3-2-1914 in New York, New York
expired 12-8-1990 in Santa Monica, California   age 76
 Dorothy Alice Fay Southworth Ritter   Tex's widow; Jon's mother
born on 4-4-1915 in Prescott, Arizona
expired 11-5-2003 in Woodland Hills, California   age 88
actor  Johnathan Southworth Ritter   son of Tex & Dorothy Ritter; played Jack Tripper on Three's Company (1977-84) & Paul Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules ... tv sitcoms
born on 9-17-1948 in Burbank, California
expired 9-11-2003 in Burbank, California   age 54   cause: circulatory failure; dissection of the aorta
NYU finance professor  Lawrence Stanley Ritter   compiler/writer of the oral history The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who pLayed It (1968)
born on 5-23-1922 in New York, New York
expired 2-15-2004 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: complications from strokes
pro wrassler  Sylvester Ritter
¤aka: "Junkyard Dog
born on 12-13-1952 in Wadesboro, North Carolina
expired 6-1-1998 in I-20, Central Mississippi   age 45   cause: auto accident
character actress  Thelma Ritter
born on 2-14-1905 in New York, New York
expired 2-5-1969 in New York, New York   age 63   cause: heart attack
singing cowboy actor  Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter   father of Thomas & actor Jon Ritter; wrote (I've Got Spurs that) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle
born on 1-12-1905 in Murvaul, Texas
expired 1-2-1974 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 68   cause: heart attack
celebrity photographer  Herbert Ritts   shot a number of Playboy covers
born on 8-13-1952 in Los Angeles, California
expired 12-26-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 50   cause: complications from pneumonia; AIDS
Mark Ritts in Lester the Lab Rat costume puppeteer  Mark Ritts   played Lester the Lab Rat on Beakman's World, a kid's science show that ran on the Learning Channel, then CBS, from 1992 to 1998
born on 6-16-1946 in West Chester, Pennsylvania
expired 12-7-2009 in La Cañada Flintridge, California   age 63   cause: kidney cancer
hotel chain founder  César Ritz   his super-fancy hotel earned him the eponym ritzy
born on 2-23-1848 in Niederwald, Switzerland
expired 11-1-1918 in Lucerne, Switzerland   age 70
Hotelier  Charles Ritz   son of César; Nabisco licensed his name for a brand of crackers
born on 8-1-1891 in Switzerland
expired 7-11-1976 in Paris, France   age 84
retired cobbler  Joan Riudavets Moll   at time of death was World's oldest man
born on 12-15-1889 in Es Migjoran Gran, Minorca, Spain
expired 3-5-2004 in Es Migjoran Gran, Minorca, Spain   age 114   cause: old age
   Contest Selectors
2003KLS5.6%
2004KLS5.6%
   Scored 3.6000 solo points

AKS: Rudavets Ruidavets
Too many burgers; too few situps University of Phoenix financial advisor  Robert Blair River   at 575 pounds brought credibility to his 2nd job as a restaurant spokesperson — proved that the restaurant that he was promoting was aptly-named (Chandler, Arizona's Heart Attack Grill)
born on 3-17-1981
expired 3-1-2011 in Mesa, Arizona   age 29   cause: pneumonia; influenza; chili-cheese fries; mega-cheeseburgers; triple-thick shakes; deep-fried lard
muralist  Diego Rivera   an ardent communist supporter
expired 11-24-1957 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 70
former El Salvador president (1962-67)  Julio Rivera
expired 7-29-1973 in San Jose Guayabal, El Salvador   age 52   cause: heart attack
"edgy" artist  Larry Rivers
¤born: Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg 
born on 8-17-1923 in New York, New York
expired 8-14-2002 in Southampton, New York   age 78   cause: liver cancer
South Carolina Rep. (1941-70)  Lucius Mendel Rivers
born on 9-28-1905 in Gumville, South Carolina
expired 12-28-1970 in Birmingham, Alabama   age 65   cause: heart failure
blues composer/instrumentalist  Samuel Carthorne Rivers II   performed on the saxophone, flute, clarinet, harmonica & piano
born on 9-25-1923 in El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma
expired 12-26-2011 in Orlando, Florida   age 88   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR6.3%

former Philadelphia mayor  Frank Lazzaro Rizzo
born on 10-23-1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 7-16-1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 70
Sinatra buddy  "Jilly" Rizzo
born on 5-6-1917
expired 5-7-1992   age 75
Hall of Fame baseball player  Philip Francis Rizzuto   played for the Yankees
¤born: Fiero Francis Rizzuto
nickname: "Scooter" 
born on 9-25-1917 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 8-13-2007 in West Orange, New Jersey   age 89   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2003ABRA, KOHD, MJ16.7%
2004MJ5.6%
2006DFFC3.3%
2007DFFC, GOHI, PUD, SBAP12.9%
   Scored 3.9125 points
2010ADWC

Little Rascals producer  Hal Roach   father of Maria; father-in-law of astronaut Scott Carpenter
born on 1-14-1892
expired 11-2-1992   age 100   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO7.7%
1980 DO, MM12.5%

bebop/jazz drummer  Maxwell Lemuel Roach
born on 1-10-1924 in New Land, North Carolina
expired 8-15-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 83   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
actor  Adam Roarke   played CPO Garrison in original Star Trek pilot (1964) and Uncle Carl in The Beach Girls (1982)
¤born: Richard Jordan Gerler 
born on 8-8-1937 in New York, New York
expired 4-27-1996 in Euless, Texas   age 58   cause: heart attack
actor  Jason Nelson Robards Jr.   won two Best Supporting Actor oscars for playing Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976) & Dashiell Hammett in Julia (1977); also played Howard Hughes in Melvin and Howard (1980) title role in The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
born on 7-26-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-26-2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut   age 78   cause: brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
1980 VA6.3%
2000 BOD14%
   Scored 7.2000 solo points
2005TBC

old Titanic sinking survivor  Marjorie Newell Robb
born on 2-12-1889
expired 6-11-1992   age 103
Miami Dolphins founder (1965)  Joseph "Joe" Robbie Jr.
born on 7-7-1916 in Sisseton, South Dakota
expired 1-7-1990 in Miami, Florida   age 73
author  Clarence Aaron "Tod" Robbins   wrote Spurs which was made into the movie Freaks (1932)
expired 5-10-1949 in Saint Jean, Cap Ferrat, France   age 61
Institute for Defense Analysis mathematician Dr.  David Peter Robbins   derived formula for predicting numbers of alternating-sign matricies; at time of death was working on a formula to compute the area of a polygon given only the lengths of the sides
born on 8-12-1942 in New York, New York
expired 9-4-2003 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 61   cause: pancreatic cancer
pediatrician Dr.  Frederick Chapman Robbins   shared the 1954 Nobel prize in medicine for developing techniques to grow polio virus in a test tube
born on 8-25-1916 in Auburn, Alabama
expired 8-4-2003 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 86
1960s folk singer  Gilbert Lee Robbins   sang with The Highwaymen (1962-5); father of actor Tim Robbins
born on 4-3-1931 in Spokane, Washington
expired 4-5-2011 in Esteban Cantú, Baja California; Mexico   age 80   cause: prostate cancer
author  Harold Robbins
¤born: Francis Kane 
born on 5-21-1916 in New York, New York
expired 10-14-1997 in Palm Springs, California   age 81   cause: pulmonary arrest
Baskin-Robbins co-founder (1945)  Irvine Robbins
born on 12-6-1917 in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada
expired 5-5-2008 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 90
choreographer and director  Jerome Robbins   choreographed & directed The King and I, Peter Pan, West Side Story, Gypsy and Fiddler on the Roof
¤born: Jerome Rabinowitz 
born on 10-11-1918 in New York, New York
expired 7-29-1998 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: stroke
country singer  Marty Robbins
¤born: Martin David Robinson 
born on 9-26-1925 in Glendale, Arizona
expired 12-8-1982 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 57
newscaster  Pauline Frederick Robbins
born on 2-13-1906 in Gallitzen, Pennsylvania
expired 5-9-1990 in Lake Forest, Illinois   age 84
Scottsboro Boys defendant  Willie Roberson   at time of "attacks" suffering from acute syphilis & gonorrhea
born on 7-4-1915 in Columbus, Georgia
expired ??-??-19??   age ??   cause: asthma attack
Augusta National Golf Club co-founder  Clifford Roberts   Masters Golf Tournament chairman for 43 years
born on 3-6-1894
expired 9-29-1977 in Augusta, Georgia   age 83
Texas death row inmate  Douglas Alan Roberts
¤number 999218 
born on 7-8-1962
expired 4-20-2005 in Huntsville, Texas   age 42   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2005DTM, PCD, QKU, RIE13.0%
   Scored 8.6125 points

Dallas, Texas boarding house operator  Earline Roberts   Lee Harvey Oswald's landlady in 1963
expired 1-9-1966 in Dallas, Texas   age 66   cause: heart attack
faith-healing preacher  Granville Richard James Oral Roberts Sr.
born on 1-24-1918 in Ada, Oklahoma (nearby)
expired 12-15-2009 in Newport Beach, California   age 91   cause: pneumonia; fall
   Contest Selectors
1979JH7.7%
2000BOD14%
2001BOD12½%
2002BOD, MORB18.2%
2004BOD5.6%
2005ADWC, BOD, SLIM13.0%
2006ADWC, BOD, DTH, MOT13.3%
2007ABRA, ADWC, BOD, DTH, MOT, PUD19.4%
2008ADWC, ANG, BOD, MORB, RPRM, SPIT18.8%
2009ADWC, ANG, BOD, MORB, RPRM, TFM20.0%
   Scored 3.4781 points

Ed with his computer one-time Cochran, Georgia physician  Henry Edward Roberts   as founder/president of Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) designed the Altair 8800 Computer (1975)
born on 9-13-1941 in Miami, Florida
expired 4-1-2010 in Macon, Georgia   age 68   cause: pneumonia
 O. L. Roberts   claimed to have been outlaw Billy the Kid
¤nickname: Brushy Bill 
expired 12-28-1950 in Hico, Texas   age 90
actor  Pernell Elven Roberts Jr.   played Adam Cartright on Bonanza and had title role in Trapper John: M.D. tv series
born on 5-18-1928 in Waycross, Georgia
expired 1-24-2010 in Malibu, California   age 81   cause: prostate cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006GGG3.3%

Hall of Fame baseball player  Robin Evan Roberts   came here to MSU on a basketball scholarship but soon switch to playing baseball for John Kobs
born on 9-30-1926 in Springfield, Illinois (outside)
expired 5-6-2010 in Temple Terrace, Florida   age 83
character actor  Roy Roberts   played C&FW railroad president Norman Curtis on Petticoat Junction
born on 3-19-1906 in Tampa, Florida
expired 5-28-1975 in Los Angeles, California   age 69
1903 U of Mich football team student manager  Thomas Roberts Sr.   purchased a "Little Brown (water) Jug" for use by team which was abandoned by team after riot at that year's U of Minnesota game --- seven years later (1910) at the team's next meeting the jug became the "trophy" awarded to the winner of the game.
born on 9-30-1882
expired 1-8-1966 in Laguna Beach, California   age 83
bit-part actress  Carmencita B. Johnson Robertson   appeared in som e Lttle Rascals shorts; worked as a stand-in for Lana Turner and did synchronized swimming in Esther William's MGM pool pix
born on 3-31-1923
expired 9-26-2000 in Ventura, California   age 77   cause: car crash
child murder victim  Carole Rosamond Robertson   killed by KKK goons in church bombing
born on 4-24-1949 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 9-15-1963 in Birmingham, Alabama   age 14   cause: murdered; bomb explosion
actor  Clifford Parker Robertson III   won best actor Oscar for Charly (1968); portrayed Hugh Hefner in Star 80 (1983); blew the whistle on David Begelman (who had forged his signature on a check to buy more drugs)
¤ex-Mr. Cynthia Stone & Dina Merrill (1966-88) 
born on 9-9-1923 in La Jolla, California
expired 9-10-2011 in Stony Brook, New York   age 88
Merchant Marine officer & pulp fiction author  Morgan Andrew Robertson   in 1898 wrote The Wreck of the Titan ... or, Futility foreshadowing the wreck of the Titanic in 1912
born on 9-30-1861 in Oswego, New York
expired 3-24-1915   age 53   cause: heart disease
Dr.  Patricia Hilliard Robertson   slated to be an ISS crew support astronaut
born on 3-12-1963 in Indiana, Pennsylvania
expired 5-24-2001 in Houston, Texas   age 38   cause: burns suffered in small plane crash
singer & actor  Paul Robeson   noted for playing title role in Othello and for singing Old Man River
born on 4-9-1898 in Princeton, New Jersey
expired 1-23-1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 77   cause: complications from stroke
Prince Edward Island politician  Gary Robichaud   leader of the New Democrat Party
born on 9-13-1962 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
expired 9-8-2005 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada   age 42   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005DTM4.3%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero to be exact)

cartographer  Arthur H. Robinson   came up with a projection that attempted to solve the "Greenland problem" — the Robinson projection — now used by the National Geographic Society & federal agencies
born on 1-5-1915 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 10-10-2004 in Madison, Wisconsin   age 89
 Edward Gay "Eddie" Robinson Sr.   spent 55 years as coach of the Grambling football team (1941-1997), compiling a 408-165-15 record; second-winningest coach in college football
born on 2-13-1919 in Jackson, Louisiana
expired 4-3-2007 in Ruston, Louisiana   age 88   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
2005PCD, RR8.7%
2006PCD, RR6.7%
2007PCD, RR6.5%
   Scored 4.9500 points

actor  Edward G. Robinson Sr.   played gangster Little Caesar (1930); his final film — Soylent Green (1973)
¤born: Emanuel Goldenberg 
born on 12-12-1893 in Bucharest, Roumania
expired 1-26-1973 in Hollywood, California   age 77
problem offspring  Edward G. Robinson Jr.
born on 3-19-1933
expired 2-26-1974 in West Hollywood, California   age 40
early tv actress  Giovanna Calistri "Joan" Robinson   appeared on The Edge of Night tv soap
born on 11-28-1928
expired 1-5-2001 in Palm Springs, California   age 72   cause: heart attack
San Francisco Examiner photographer  Gregory Alan Robinson   murdered after visiting People's Temple cult headquarters in Jonestown, Guyana
born on 10-21-1951 in Burbank, California
expired 11-18-1978 in Port Kaituma, Guyana   age 27   cause: bullet wounds
Hawaiian Island matriarch  Helen Marion Matthew Robinson   head of family that privately owns the island of Niihau
born on 8-2-1910 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 7-31-2002 in Makaweli, Kauai, Hawaii   age 91
George Washington Bridge designer  Holton D. Robinson
expired 5-7-1945 in New York, New York   age 82
first black major league player of modern era  Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson Sr.   played with the Brooklyn Dodgers
born on 1-31-1919 in Cairo, Georgia
expired 10-24-1972 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 53   cause: heart attack
troubled son of baseball star  Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson Jr.
born on 11-9-1946 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-17-1971 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 24   cause: car crash
Florida death row inmate  Johnny Robinson
born on 7-25-1952
expired 2-4-2004 in Starke, Florida   age 51   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2004BOD, PCD11.1%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero to be exact)

1936 200m sprint Olympic silver medalist  Matthew Mack Robinson   older brother of Jackie
born on 7-18-1914 in Cairo, Georgia
expired 3-12-2000 in Pasadena, California   age 85
 Matthew Thomas Robinson Jr.   first actor to play Gordon on Sesame Street (1969-71); also a writer on Sanford and Son, Eight is Enough & the Cosby Show; father of actress Holly Robinson Peete
born on 1-1-1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 8-5-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 65   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
former ABC news anchor  Max C. Robinson
born on 5-1-1939 in Richmond, Virginia
expired 12-20-1988   age 49   cause: AIDS
organic chemist Sir  Robert Robinson   winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize in chemistry
born on 9-13-1886 in Rifford, Derbyshire, England
expired 2-8-1975 in Great Missenden, England   age 88
 Ruby Doris Smith Robinson   a co-founder of SNCC
expired 10-7-1967 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 26
comic book artist  Sherrill David "Jerry" Robinson   while working on the early Batman comics co-created The Joker (1940) and created Robin
born on 1-1-1922 in Trenton, New Jersey
expired 12-7-2011 in Staten Island, New York, New York   age 89
boxer  "Sugar" Ray Robinson
¤born: Walker Smith 
born on 5-3-1921 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 4-12-1989 in Culver City, California   age 67   cause: heart disease; diabetes; Alzheimer's disease
famed vaudeville tap dancer and movie actor  William "Bill" Robinson   mostly remembered for tap dancing with Shirley Temple in a number of 1930s films
¤nickname: "Bojangles
expired 11-25-1949 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: heart ailment
former Detroit Pistons scout  William Joseph Robinson Sr.   was the first black coach of an NCAA division 1 basketball team (at Illinois State)
born on 6-3-1911 in Wadesboro, North Carolina
expired 4-28-2008 in Harper Woods, Michigan   age 96   cause: pneumonia; "a long illness"
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG14%
2001ANG12½%
2005ANG4.3%
2006ANG3.3%
2007ANG, PCD6.5%
2008ANG, PCD6.3%
   Scored 4.1500 points

Texas death row inmate  Larry Keith Robison   murdered five people
born on 8-12-1957
expired 1-21-2000 in Huntsville, Texas   age 42   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2000 TEX14%
   Scored 10.8000 solo points

film director  Mark Robson   directed Home of the Brave (1949), Champion (1949), Peyton Place (1957), Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958), Von Ryan's Express (1965), Valley of the Dolls (1967) & Earthquake (1974)
born on 4-12-1913 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 6-20-1978 in London, England   age 64   cause: heart attack
Sir  Robert Wilson "Bobby" Robson   managed a soccer team
born on 2-18-1933 in Sacriston, County Durham, England
expired 7-31-2009 in County Durham, England   age 76   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2008DFFC, LMLD, RAVN9.4%
2009DFFC, DTM, LMLD10.0%
   Scored 5.5250 points

French mathematician  Yves-André Rocard
born on 5-22-1903 in Vannes, France
expired 3-16-1992 in Paris, France   age 88
AKS: Andre
character actor  Eugene H. Roche   played Pinky Peterson on All in the Family & Luther Gillis on Magnum P.I.
born on 9-22-1928 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 7-28-2004 in Encino, California   age 75   cause: heart attack
AKS: Roash Roach
former General Motors CEO (1967-71)  James M. Roche
born on 12-16-1906 in Elgin, Illinois
expired 6-6-2004 in Belleair, Florida   age 97
aerial view of the original HOLLYWOODLAND sign advertising executive  John Doyle Roche Sr.   designed & built the HOLLYWOODLAND sign on Mount Lee for Harry Chandler (the "LAND" letters were torn down in 1947); helped raise the money used to restore the sign (1978)
born on 1-14-1897
expired 11-17-1978 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: heart attack
Be-Bopp/blues singer  Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Roche   sang with the Duke Ellington orchestra in the 1940s and 50s
born on 1-9-1918 in Wilmington, Delaware
expired 2-16-1999 in Pleasantville, New Jersey   age 81
teacher & filmmaker  Louis de Rochemont III   made Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (1958)
born on 12-14-1930 in New York, New York
expired 7-11-2001 in Oslo, Norway   age 70   cause: complications from diabetes
sub-atomic physicist Dr.  George Dixon Rochester   co-discovered the K-meson (kaon) (1946/7)
born on 2-4-1908
expired 12-26-2001 in Durham, England   age 93
actress  Blossom Rock   older sister of Jeanette MacDonald; played grandma Addams on the Addams Family tv series
¤born: Edith Blossom MacDonald
also acted under name: Marie Blake 
born on 8-21-1896 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-14-1978 in Woodland Hills, California   age 81
former Citicorp president  James Stillman Rockefeller Sr.   a grand-nephew of John D. Rockefeller; an old Olympian (1924 rowing gold medal)
born on 6-8-1902 in New York, New York
expired 8-10-2004 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 102   cause: stroke
   Contest Selectors
2002MORB9.1%
2003COCO, JL, PCD16.7%
2004DTM, KLS, PCD16.7%
   Scored 2.9250 points

Standard Oil co-founder  John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
born on 7-8-1839 in Richford, New York
expired 5-23-1937 in Ormond Beach, Florida   age 97
rich person  John Davison Rockefeller Jr.   son of Standard Oil billionaire John D. Sr.; father of Nelson Rockefeller
born on 1-29-1874 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 5-11-1960 in Tucson, Arizona   age 86
rich person  John Davison Rockefeller III   grandson of billionaire; brother of Nelson; father of J.D.R. IV
born on 3-21-1906 in New York, New York
expired 7-10-1978 in Mount Pleasant, New York   age 72   cause: car crash
businessman  Laurance Spelman Rockefeller   a grandson of John D. Rockefeller
born on 5-26-1910 in New York, New York
expired 7-11-2004 in New York, New York   age 94   cause: pulmonary fibrosis
   Contest Selectors
2004RR5.6%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

AKS: Lawrence
 Mary French Rockefeller   wife of Laurance Rockefeller
born on 5-1-1910 in New York, New York
expired 4-17-1997 in New York, New York   age 86   cause: injuries from a fall
 Mary Todhunter Clark Rockefeller   Nelson's first wife; dumped for "Happy" in 1961
¤nickname: Tod 
born on 6-17-1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 4-21-1999   age 91
Ford Vice President (1975-76)  Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller   "close personal friend" of Megan Marshack
born on 7-8-1908 in Bar Harbor, Maine
expired 1-26-1979 in New York, New York   age 70   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, DW, HA, HFS, YJ38.5%
   Scored 3 points

former Arkansas governor (1967-70)  Winthrop Rockefeller   succeeded Orval Faubus; grandson of billionaire
born on 5-1-1912 in New York, New York
expired 2-22-1973 in Palm Springs, California   age 60   cause: liver & pancreas cancer
Arkansas Lt. Governor  Winthrop Paul "Win" Rockefeller   son of a former Arkansas governor
born on 9-17-1948 in New York, New York
expired 7-16-2006 in Little Rock, Arkansas   age 57   cause: pneumonia; myeloproliferative disorder
former SNL comic  Charles Rocket   was the "Weekend Host" (1980-81) — got fired for using the "F" word on-air; played Jippeq in the season 5 Star Trek: Voyager episode The Disease (1999); appeared in Dumb & Dumber (1994)
¤real name: Charles Claverie 
born on 8-24-1949 in Bangor, Maine
expired 10-7-2005 in Canterbury, Connecticut   age 56   cause: suicide; cut own throat with razor
premiere Theremin performer  Clara Rockmore   sister of Nadia Reisenberg; lover of Leon Theremin
¤born: Clara Reisenberg 
born on 3-9-1911 in Vilna, Lithuania (now Vilnius)
expired 5-10-1998 in New York, New York   age 88
legendary University of Notre Dame football coach (1918-31)  Knute Kenneth Rockne   turned down head coaching position at Michigan Agricultural College (1917); delivered legendary halftime speech to his team (11-10-1928)
born on 3-4-1886 in Voss, Norway
expired 3-31-1931 in Bazaar, Kansas   age 45   cause: plane crash
Seig Heil, you crackersinterviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in April 1966 American Nazi Party organizer (1958)  George Lincoln Rockwell
born on 3-9-1918 in Bloomington, Illinois
expired 8-25-1967 in Arlington, Virginia   age 49   cause: assassinated; two shots by sniper - 1 head, 1 thorax
a self portrait Saturday Evening Post cover illustrator (1916-63)  Norman Rockwell
born on 2-3-1894 in New York, New York
expired 11-8-1978 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts   age 84
comic stripbook artist  Richard Waring "Dick" Rockwell   nephew of Norman; for 35 years was a ghost artist on the Steve Canyon strip
born on 12-11-1920 in Mamaroneck, New York
expired 4-18-2006 in Cortland Manor, New York   age 85
actor  Robert Rockwell   best known for playing biology teacher Philip Boynton on Our Miss Brooks tv series
born on 10-15-1920 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-25-2003 in Malibu, California   age 82   cause: cancer
industrialist  Willard F. Rockwell Jr.
born on 3-3-1914
expired 9-24-1992   age 78
organic farmer  Jerome Irving Rodale   founded publishing company; died during taping of tv interview with Dick Cavett
born on 8-16-1898 in New York, New York
expired 6-7-1971 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: heart attack
biochemist  Martin Rodbell   a 1994 Nobel medicine laureate
born on 12-1-1925 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 12-7-1998 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina   age 73   cause: multiple organ failure
Gene's legacy Star Trek creator  Eugene Wesley Roddenberry Sr.   co-wrote screenplay for Pretty Maids All in a Row
born on 8-19-1921 in El Paso, Texas
expired 10-24-1991 in Los Angeles, California   age 70

   Contest Selectors
2005GHG

Gene Roddenberry's widow  Majel Barrett Roddenberry   played lots of characters on the Star Trek tv series & movies; played Lumpy's sister on Leave It To Beaver
¤born: Majel Leigh Hudec 
born on 2-23-1932 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 12-18-2008 in Bel-Air, California   age 76   cause: leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2003JEDS5.6%

Come On Down!! The Price Is Right announcer  Robert Ray "Rod" Roddy   responded to the Grim Reaper's call to "Come on down!"
born on 9-18-1937 in Fort Worth, Texas
expired 10-27-2003 in Century City, California   age 66   cause: colon & breast cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002TMTX9.1%
2003TMTX5.6%
   Scored 8.4000 solo points

inventor & writer  Dorothy F. Rodgers   widow of Richard
born on 5-4-1909
expired 8-17-1992 in New York, New York   age 83
composer  Richard C. Rodgers   worked with Oscar Hammerstein II and Lorenz Hart; wrote numerous Broadway musicals; wrote music for NBC series Victory At Sea
born on 6-28-1902 in New York, New York
expired 12-30-1979 in New York, New York   age 77
   Contest Selectors
1980 BB, GP

AKS: Rogers
 Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham   Hillary's mom
¤née: Howell 
born on 6-4-1919 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-1-2011 in Georgetown, Maryland   age 92
   Contest Selectors
2005SLIM4.3%
2007DGW3.2%
2008DGW3.1%
2009DGW3.3%
2010DGW3.7%

former First Lady's father  Hugh E. Rodham
born on 4-2-1911
expired 4-7-1993   age 82
construction worker  Simon "Sam" Rodia   built the famous Watts Towers of L.A. (1921-1954)
¤born: Sabato Rodia 
born on 4-15-1875 in Rivatolli, Italy
expired 7-16-1965 in Martinez, California   age 90
former New Jersey congressman (1949-89)  Peter Wallace Rodino Jr.   chaired the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate impeachment hearings
born on 6-7-1909 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 5-7-2005 in West Orange, New Jersey   age 95   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2000BOD14%
2001BOD12½%
2002BOD, RR18.2%
2003RR5.6%
2004BOD, RR11.1%
2005BOD, RR8.7%
   Scored 4.2500 points

filmmaker  James Lewis "Jim" Rudnunsky   developer of the Cablecam System (1989)
born on 7-18-1956 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
expired 6-10-2011 in Granda Hills, California   age 54   cause: brain cancer
blind Spanish classical composer  Joaquín Rodrigo   lost eyesight at age 3 during a diphtheria epidemic; wrote Concierto de Aranjuez (1940)
born on 11-22-1901 in Sagunto, Valencia, Spain
expired 7-6-1999 in Madrid, Spain   age 97
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

character actor  Percy Rodrigues   played Commodore Stone on original Star Trek series "Court Martial" (1967), narrated the original movie trailer for Jaws (1975), provided the voice of Ordic in Galaxina (1980) & voiced Loknar in Heavy Metal (1981)
born on 6-13-1918 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 9-6-2007 in Indio, California   age 89   cause: kidney failure
AKS: Rodriguez
former Detroit Tigers third-baseman  Aurelio Ituarte Rodríguez Jr.
born on 12-28-1947 in Cananea Sonora, Mexico
expired 9-23-2000 in Detroit, Michigan   age 52   cause: run down by automobile
AKS: Rodriguez
recaptured Texas prison escapee  Anthony Michael Rodriguez
born on 10-29-1962
expired 8-14-2008 in Huntsville, Texas   age 45   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 TEX12½%

 Susan Jane "Sue" Rodriguez   Canadian woman suing for an assisted suicide
¤née: Shipley 
born on 8-2-1950 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
expired 2-12-1994 in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada   age 43   cause: ALS
Royal Shakespeare Company actor  Norman Rodway
born on 2-7-1929 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 3-13-2001 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England   age 72   cause: strokes
conductor  Artur Rodzinski   has led the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony
expired 11-27-1958 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 64
"Boys of Summer" pitcher  Elwin Charles "Preacher" Roe   was an All-Star pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers; an accomplished spitballer
born on 2-26-1916 in Ash Flat, Arkansas
expired 11-9-2008 in West Plains, Missouri   age 92   cause: complications from colon surgery
Ohio death row inmate  John Glenn Roe
born on 4-4-1962
expired 2-3-2004 in Lucasville, Ohio   age 41   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2004BOD, PCD11.1%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (one to be exact)

engineer  John Augustus Roebling   designed the Brooklyn Bridge; died at the start of construction, leaving it to his son Washington to finish
born on 6-12-1806 in Mulhouse, France
expired 7-22-1869 in New York, New York   age 63
Brooklyn Bridge builder  Washington Augustus Robling   Chief Engineer for construction of the Brooklyn Bridge (1869-83)
born on 5-26-1837 in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
expired 7-21-1926 in Trenton, New Jersey   age 89
Sears Roebuck co-founder  Alvah Curtis Roebuck
expired 6-18-1948 in Chicago, Illinois   age 84
actor  William Roerick   did Hamlet with Gielgud; played Henry Chamberlain on Guiding Light
born on 12-17-1911
expired 11-30-1995   age 83
former Detroit shortstop (1930-39)  William George "Billy" Rogell   served on the Detroit City Council (1942-80)
born on 1-24-1904 in Springfield, Illinois
expired 8-9-2003 in Warren, Michigan   age 99   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2002JL9.1%
2003ANG, COCO, JL16.7%
   Scored 3.2250 points

psychologist  Carl Ransom Rogers   pioneered encounter groups & "self-actualization"; wrote On Becoming a Person (1961)
born on 1-8-1902 in Oak Park, Illinois
expired 2-4-1987 in La Jolla, California   age 85
   Contest Selectors
1980 EB6.3%

actor & bandleader  Charles "Buddy" Rogers   husband of Mary Pickford; star of Wings (1927)
born on 8-13-1904 in Olathe, Kansas
expired 4-21-1999 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 94
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
1980 RR6.3%

political/media advisor  Edward A. Rogers   involved in arranging, producing and/or writing Nixon's "Checkers" speech
born on 10-21-1920 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 3-13-2003 in Sarasota, Florida   age 82
Liz as Lt. Palmer actress  Elizabeth Rogers   a friend of Irwin Allen; played Lt. Palmer in original Star Trek series episodes The Doomsday Machine (11/1967) & The Way to Eden (2/1969) as well as the voice of The Companion in Metamorphosis (11/1967)
¤born: Betty Jane Rogers 
born on 5-18-1934 in Austin, Texas
expired 11-6-2004   age 70   cause: complications from strokes; lung cancer
Presbyterian minister  Fred McFeely Rogers   WQED/PBS neighbor (1968-2001)
born on 3-20-1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
expired 2-27-2003 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 74   cause: stomach cancer
Morro Castle radio operator  George W. Rogers   sent SOS during September 8, 1934 ship fire
expired 1-10-1958 in Trenton, New Jersey   age 61
actress  Ginger Rogers   made a number of movie musicals with Fred Astaire; won 1940 Best Actress oscar for Kitty Foyle
¤born: Virginia Katherine McMath 
born on 7-16-1911 in Independence, Missouri
expired 4-25-1995 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%

actress  Jean Rogers   played Dale Arden in 30's Flash Gordon serials
¤born: Eleanor Lovegren 
born on 3-25-1916 in Belmont, Massachusetts
expired 2-25-1991 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 74   cause: complications from surgery
retired high school biology teacher  Lida Rogers   proposed an annual Tulip Time Festival for Holland MI (1927); first event held in 1929
expired 6-14-1963 in Holland, Michigan   age 85
Miss America 1938  Marilyn Meseke Rogers
¤christened: Mary Ellen Spurrier 
born on 10-7-1916 in Peru, Ohio
expired 9-12-2001 in Mount Dora, Florida   age 84
cowboy star  Roy Rogers
¤born: Leonard Franklin Sly 
born on 11-5-1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 7-6-1998 in Apple Valley, California   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HA, JW, MS, YJ38.5%
1980 DR, DW, HA, VA25.0%

kid speakeasy runner  Thomas Russell Rogers   worked for a while as a Hollywood script doctor; later went to work for the Leo Burnett Co.; creator of Charlie the Tuna (1961)
born on 4-29-1918 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 6-24-2005 in Charlottesville, Virginia   age 87   cause: drowned in swimming pool
former Texas congressman (1951-67)  Walter Edward Rogers
born on 7-19-1908 in Texarkana, Texas
expired 5-31-2001 in Naples, Florida   age 92   cause: heart attack
humorist  William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers   killed along with pilot Wiley Post
born on 9-5-1879 in Oologah, Oklahoma
expired 8-15-1935 in Point Barrow, Alaska   age 55   cause: plane crash
second Eisenhower Attorney General  William Pierce Rogers   also first Nixon Secretary of State
born on 6-23-1913 in Norfolk, New York
expired 1-2-2001 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 87   cause: congestive heart failure
physician & philologist  Peter Mark Roget   compiled the first thesaurus (1852)
born on 1-17-1779 in London, England
expired 9-12-1869 in West Malvern, Worcestershire, England   age 90
documentary photographer  Milton Rogovin
born on 12-30-1909 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-18-2011 in Buffalo, New York   age 101
pedophilic Nazi thug  Ernst Rohm   leader of the Brownshirts, Storm Troopers from 1930-34
born on 11-28-1887 in München, Germany
expired 7-2-1934 in München, Germany   age 46   cause: executed
film director  Eric Rohmer
¤born: Jean-Marie Maurice Schérer «or» Maurice Henri Joseph Schérer 
born on 3-21-1920 in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
expired 1-11-2010 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2004GHG5.6%
2005GHG4.3%
2006GHG3.3%
2008DGW3.1%
2009DGW3.3%
2010DGW3.7%
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

writer  Sax Rohmer   authored more than 30 Dr. Fu Manchu detective novels
¤real name: Arthur Sarsfield Ward 
born on 2-15-1883 in London, England
expired 6-1-1959 in London, England   age 76
actress  Roxie Roker   Helen Willis on The Jeffersons (1975-85); mother of Lenny Kravitz
born on 8-28-1929 in Miami, Florida
expired 12-4-1995 in Los Angeles, California   age 66
actor  Gilbert Roland
born on 12-11-1905 in Juarez, Mexico
expired 5-15-1994   age 88
biochemist Dr.  Ida Pauline Rolf   developed soft body tissue "manipulation" technique called "Rolfing" (1940)
born on 5-19-1896 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 3-19-1979 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania   age 82
Smile and the world smiles with you! actor  Guy Rolfe   had title role on Baron Sardonicus Mr. Sardonicus (1961); also played Andre Toulon in several Puppetmaster horror flicks
born on 12-27-1911 in London, England
expired 10-19-2003   age 91
Virginia planter  John Rolfe   introduced tobacco cultivation to Virginia in 1612; husband of Pocahontas (1614-17)
born on --1585
expired ??-??-1622 in Bermuda Hundred, Virginia   age 37
tv show creator  Sam H. Rolfe   created Have Gun, Will Travel & The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
born on 2-18-1924 in New York, New York
expired 7-10-1993 in Los Angeles, California   age 69   cause: heart attack
 Romain Rolland   Nobel literature laureate for 1915
born on 1-29-1866 in Clamency, Nièvre, France
expired 12-30-1944 in Vézelay, France   age 78   cause: tuberculosis
actress  Esther Rolle   played the mother on Good Times
born on 11-8-1920 in Pompano Beach, Florida
expired 11-17-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: complications from diabetes; kidney failure
cover of the January 1976 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with Bridgettto June 1975 Playmate of Monthto April 1975 Playmate of Month Playboy May 1975 Playmate of Month  Bridgett Ann Rollins
¤Mrs. Paul Kerby Hanne 
born on 9-7-1956 in Smyrna, Tennessee
expired 2-12-2011 in Austin, Texas   age 54   cause: cancer
AKS: Bridget
actor  Howard Rollins
born on 10-17-1950 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 12-8-1996 in New York, New York   age 46
luxury automobile pioneer  Charles Stewart Rolls   co-founded Rolls-Royce Ltd. in 1906
born on 8-27-1877 in Hendre, England
expired 7-12-1910   age 32
World War II French resistance leader  Henri Rol-Tanguy
¤born: Henri Tanguy 
born on 6-12-1908 in Morlaix, Britanny, France
expired 9-9-2002   age 94
restauranteur  Tony Roma   famous for their ribs
born on 12-9-1923
expired 6-13-2003 in Hemet, California   age 79   cause: lung cancer
movie actress  Ruth Roman   with son Dickie survived sinking of the Andrea Doria liner (1956)
¤born: Norma Roman 
born on 12-23-1923 in Lynn, Massachusetts
expired 9-9-1999 in Laguna Beach, California   age 75
Nicaraguan president (8/15/1947-5/6/1950)  Víctor Manuel Román y Reyes
born on --1872 in Carazo, Nicaragua
expired 5-6-1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 77   cause: pneumonia; stomach cancer
Oklahoma death row inmate  John Joseph Romano
born on 11-23-1958
expired 1-29-2002 in McAlester, Oklahoma   age 43   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2002 BOD9.1%
   Scored 10.7000 solo points

daughter of last Czar  Anastasia Romanov   killed by Bolsheviks along with her parents and siblings; long rumored to have survived the massacre, the last pretender died in the 1990s
born on 6-5-1901 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 7-16-1918 in Ekaterinburg, Russia   age 17   cause: executed
 Czar Nicholas Romanov II   last Czar of Russia (1894-1917); killed by Bolsheviks along with his wife, children and doctor
born on 5-18-1868 in Tsarskoe Selo, Russia
expired 7-16-1918 in Ekaterinburg, Russia   age 50   cause: executed
exiled Russian Princess  Vera Constantinovna Romanov
born on 4-11-1906
expired 1-11-2001 in Valley Cottage, New York   age 94
The Joy of Cooking author  Irma von Starkloff Rombauer
born on 10-30-1877 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 10-14-1962 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 84
operetta composer  Sigmund Romberg   wrote The Student Prince and The Desert Song
expired 11-9-1951 in New York, New York   age 64
geezer  Carmelita de Mara Romero   her 1909 marriage certificate claimed a 1890 birth date
¤nickname: "Carmen" 
born on 7-16-1890 in Yuma, Arizona Territory
expired 1-17-2001   age 110
classical guitarist  Celedonio P. Romero   father of Pepe, Celin and Angel
born on 4-2-1913 in Malaga, Spain
expired 5-8-1996 in San Diego, California   age 83
actor  Cesar Romero
born on 2-15-1907 in New York, New York
expired 1-1-1994 in Santa Monica, California   age 86
leftist Salvadoran archbishop  Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez
born on 8-15-1917 in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador
expired 3-24-1980 in San Salvador, El Salvador   age 62   cause: assassinated; bullet in head
World War II German Field Marshall  Erwin Johannes Eugin Rommel   head of the Afrika Corps; in charge of Normandy defenses; part of plot to kill Hitler 1944
¤nickname: "The Desert Fox" 
born on 11-15-1891 in Heidenheim, Germany
expired 10-15-1944 in Herrlingen, Germany   age 52   cause: executed; forced to take poison
 George Wilcken Romney   former AMC president, Michigan governor, Nixon HUD secretary
born on 7-8-1907 in Chihuahua, Mexico
expired 7-26-1995 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1980 DH, EB, EK18.8%

George's widow  Lenore L. Romney   1968 Michigan senate candidate
born on 11-9-1908
expired 7-7-1998 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan   age 89
former Tulsa Central High School English & speech teacher  Isabelle E. Ronan   trained at Ypsilanti Normal School (now Eastern Michigan University); three of her students were Danny Dark, Tony Randall & Paul Harvey
born on 11-14-1887
expired 5-??-1980 in Albuquerque, New Mexico   age 92
to next Pope: Paul VIto previous Pope: Pius XII Catholic Church leader (1958-1963)  Angelo Guisseppe Roncalli   elected 262nd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church October 28, 1958
¤Pope John XXIII 
born on 11-25-1881 in Sotto il Monte, Italy
expired 6-3-1963 in Vatican City   age 81
rocker  Mick Ronson
born on 5-26-1946
expired 4-30-1993   age 46
character actor  Pétur Rögnvaldsson Ronson   competed in the 1960 Olympic games; played Hans in Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
born on 4-22-1934 in Iceland
expired 1-16-2007 in Orange County, California   age 72
AKS: Peter Rognvaldsson
physicist  Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen   discovered X-rays in 1895; awarded first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901
born on 3-27-1845 in Lennep, Lower Rhine, Germany
expired 2-10-1923 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 77   cause: carcinoma of the intestines
AKS: Rontgen Roentgen Konrad
pro wrassler  Richard E. Rood
¤aka: "Ravishing Rick Rude
born on 12-7-1958
expired 4-20-1999 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 40   cause: heart attack
retired 60 Minutes kvetch  Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney   had been on CBS since before the invention of pixels
born on 1-14-1919 in Albany, New York
expired 11-4-2011 in New York, New York   age 92   cause: complications from surgery
   Contest Selectors
1979 7.7%
2001ROTS12½%
2004EOD, SS11.1%
2005BOD, BYE, GHG13.0%
2006BOD, BONY, BYE, GHG, TFM16.7%
2007BOD, BONY, BYE, GOHI12.9%
2008ANG, BOD, BYE, GAS, GOHI, OED, RPRM, SBAP25.0%
2009ANG, BOD, BYE, GAS, OED, RPRM, SBAP23.3%
2010BOD, BYE, GAS, REPR, RIE, RPRM18.5%

Pittsburgh Steelers founder & owner  Arthur Joseph Rooney Sr.
born on 1-27-1901 in Coulterville, Pennsylvania
expired 8-26-1988 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS7.7%
1980 DH, EB12.5%

original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer  Timothy Hayes Rooney   brother of Mickey Jr.; son of Mickey Sr.; never actually appeared on series; got canned for vandalism in Disney paint department before series began filming
born on 1-40-1947 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 9-23-2006 in Hemet, California   age 59   cause: dermatomyositis
engineering vice president of Willys-Overland  Delmar G. Roos   co-designer of the original World War II jeep
expired 2-13-1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 72
Apollo 14 astronaut  Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa
born on 8-16-1933 in Durango, Colorado
expired 12-12-1994   age 61   cause: viral pneumonia; pancreatitis
 Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt   widow of Teddy
expired 9-30-1948 in Oyster Bay, New York   age 87
 Eleanor Roosevelt   Mrs. FDR
expired 11-7-1962 in New York, New York   age 78
 Elliott Roosevelt
born on 9-23-1910 in New York, New York
expired 10-27-1990 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 80
to next U.S. president: Harry Trumanto previous U.S. president: Herbert Hoover four-term president  Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sr.   New York governor (1929-33); led U.S. during most of WWII; a letter from Albert Einstein caused him to launch the Manhattan Project
born on 1-30-1882 in Hyde Park, New York
expired 4-12-1945 in Warm Springs, Georgia   age 63   cause: stroke
 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.
born on 8-17-1914 in Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
expired 8-17-1988 in Poughkeepsie, New York   age 74
 James Roosevelt
born on 12-23-1907 in New York, New York
expired 8-13-1991 in Newport Beach, California   age 83
Teddy's grandson  Kermit Roosevelt   as CIA Middle East chief directed the 1953 coup that overthrew Iranian prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh & ensured the continuance in power of the Shah
born on 2-16-1916 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
expired 6-8-2000 in Cockeysville, Maryland   age 84
to next U.S. president: William Howard Taftto previous U.S. president: William McKinley 26th U.S. president  Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Jr.   "big game" hunter; noted for his expression "Bully!"; led the charge up San Juan Hill; namesake of the childs toy the Teddy Bear, given to a small bear cub that he refused to shoot while on a hunting trip; awarded the 1906 Nobel Peace prize
born on 10-27-1858 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 1-6-1919 in Oyster Bay, New York   age 60   cause: arterial blood clot
Chicago Cubs pitcher (1926-41)  Charlie Root   in 1932 World Series threw pitch that Babe Ruth predicted would be a home run; had 201 career wins
born on 3-17-1899
expired 11-5-1970 in Hollister, California   age 71
active public citizen  Elihu Root   was McKinley & Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of War (1899-1904), Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of State (1905-09) and a U.S. Senator (1909-15); founded the U.S. Army's war college; received the 1912 Nobel peace prize
born on 2-15-1845 in Clinton, New York
expired 2-7-1937 in New York, New York   age 91
to January 1970 Playmate of Monthto November 1969 Playmate of Month Playboy December 1969 Playmate of Month  Gloria M. Root
born on 5-28-1948 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-8-2006 in San Francisco, California   age 57   cause: cancer
pollster  Burns W. "Bud" Roper   son of company founder
born on 2-26-1925 in Creston, Iowa
expired 1-20-2003 in Bourne, Massachusetts   age 77   cause: lung cancer
FDR Commerce Secretary (1933-38)  Daniel Calhoun Roper
born on 4-1-1867 in Marlboro County, South Carolina
expired 4-11-1943 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 76
pioneering polster  Elmo Burns Roper Jr.
born on 7-31-1900 in Hebron, Nebraska
expired 4-30-1971 in West Redding, Connecticut   age 70
attorney  Catherine Gertrude Roraback   represented Estelle Griswold & Dr. Charles Buxton in a court case concerning their New Haven birth control clinic; it became Griswold v. Connecticut
born on 9-17-1920 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 10-17-2007 in Salisbury, Connecticut   age 87
AKS: Rorabeck
actor  Hayden Rorke   played Dr. Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie tv series
born on 10-23-1910 in New York, New York
expired 8-19-1987 in Toluca Lake, California   age 76
Texas death row inmate  Michael A. Rosales
born on 1-11-1974
expired 4-15-2009 in Huntsville, Texas   age 35   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2004RIE5.6%

florist Sir  Alec Rose   a solo circumnavigator of the globe aboard the 36' Lively Lady
born on 7-13-1908 in Canterbury, Kent, England
expired 1-12-1991   age 82
song writer, producer, impresario  Billy Rose   Mr. Fanny Brice & Eleanor Holm
¤real name: William Samuel Rosenberg 
born on 9-6-1899 in New York, New York
expired 2-10-1966 in Montego Bay, Jamaica   age 66
pianist & composer  David Rose   first husband of Judy Garland (1941-45); wrote The Stripper
born on 6-15-1910 in London, England
expired 8-23-1990 in Burbank, California   age 80   cause: heart attack
CNN Entertainment reporter  Judd C. Rose   formerly with ABC
born on 7-6-1954 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-10-2000 in New York, New York   age 45   cause: brain cancer
puppeteer  Margo Rose   co-designed the Howdy Doody puppet with her husband Rufus Rose (1947)
¤born: Margaret Skewis 
born on 1-31-1903 in Inwood, Iowa
expired 9-13-1997 in New London, Connecticut   age 94
 Mauri Rose
born on 5-26-1906
expired 12-31-1980   age 74
character actor  Norman Rose   played roles on the CBS Radio Mystery Theater; one of the voices of Juan Valdez in coffee commercials
born on 6-23-1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-12-2004 in Upper Nyack, New York   age 87   cause: pneumonia
tv/movie writer  Reginald Rose   wrote Twelve Angry Men tv script (1956) & movie screenplay (1957); wrote pilot for The Defenders tv series
born on 12-10-1920 in New York, New York
expired 4-19-2002 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 81
puppeteer  Rufus C. Rose   the man who pulled the strings of Howdy Doody (1947-60); husband of Margo
born on 3-24-1904
expired 5-29-1975 in New London, Connecticut   age 71
novelist/screenwriter  William Rose   his novel The Off Islanders was the basis for The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966); wrote screenplays for Its A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World & Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
born on --1918 in Jefferson City, Missouri
expired 2-10-1987 in Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom   age 68
old politician  Albert Dean Rosellini   was governor of Washington State (1957-65); had been the oldest living (ex-)governor at the time of his death
born on 1-21-1910 in Tacoma, Washington
expired 10-10-2011 in Seattle, Washington   age 101   cause: pneumonia
actor "Big"  Albert Rosen   one of the bar flies on Cheers
born on 5-9-1910 in Maryland
expired 8-2-1990 in Hollywood, California   age 80   cause: cancer
comic book letterer  Joseph W. "Joe" Rosen   started his career at Harvey Comics
born on 12-25-1920
expired 10-10-2009 in Rockville, Maryland   age 88
Nazi minister of the (occupied) Eastern Territories  Alfred Rosenberg   indicted, tried & executed as a war criminal
born on 1-12-1893 in Reval, Estonia (now Tallin)
expired 10-16-1946 in Nuremburg, Germany   age 53   cause: executed; hanged
chemist  Barnett Rosenberg   discovered that platinum-based compounds could arrest cancer growth (cisplatin & carboplatin)
born on 11-16-1926 in New York, New York
expired 8-8-2009 in Lansing, Michigan   age 82   cause: "a long illness:
Joan Rivers' husband  Edgar Rosenberg
expired 8-14-1987   age 62   cause: suicide
purported Soviet atomic spy  Ethel Rosenberg   wife of Julius
expired 6-19-1953 in Ossining, New York   age 37   cause: executed
movie producer  Frank P. Rosenberg   produced One-Eyed Jacks (1961) & Madigan (1968)
born on 11-22-1913 in New York, New York
expired 10-18-2002 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 88
Soviet atomic spy  Julius Rosenberg   husband of Ethel
expired 6-19-1953 in Ossining, New York   age 35   cause: executed
movie director  Stuart Rosenberg   made Cool Hand Luke (1967) & The Amityville Horror (1979)
born on 8-11-1927 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 3-15-2007 in Beverly Hills, California   age 79   cause: heart attack
master gastronaut  William "Bill" Rosenberg   pioneered the canteen truck (roach coach/maggot wagon); founded the Open Kettle (1948), later renamed Dunkin Donuts (1950)
born on 6-10-1916 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 9-20-2002 in Mashpee, Cape Cod, Massachusetts   age 86   cause: bladder cancer
L.A. Rams owner  Carroll Rosenbloom   bought team from second owner; his widow inherited the team after his death
expired 4-2-1972 in Golden Beach, Florida   age 72   cause: drowned
boxer/actor  "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom   played punch-drunk pugs in the movies
born on 9-6-1904 in New York, New York
expired 3-6-1976 in South Pasadena, California   age 71   cause: pugilistica dementia; Paget's disease
airship pioneer  Charles E. Rosendahl   retired Navy Vice Admiral; survived Shenandoah crash (9/3/1925); commander of Lakehurst Naval Air Station the day the Hindenburg crashed (5/6/1937)
born on 5-15-1892 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-14-1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 84
jazz drummer  Robert Marshall "Bobby" Marshall   was the band leader on the 1970s Dick Cavett tv show
born on 4-23-1924 in Elgin, Illinois
expired 2-27-2007 in Sarasota, Florida   age 82   cause: kidney failure
film/tv composer  Leonard Rosenman   won two Best Adapted Score Barry Lyndon (1975) & Bound For Glory (1976); also scored Fantastic Voyage (1966), Cross Creek (1983) & Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
born on 9-7-1924 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 3-4-2008 in Woodland Hills, California   age 83   cause: heart attack; frontotemporal dementia
FDR speechwriter & confidant  Samuel I. Rosenman   one of several claiming to have coined phrase "New Deal"
born on 2-13-1896
expired 6-24-1973 in New York, New York   age 77
Hollywood drama coach  Sophie Rosenstein   wife of Gig Young
expired 11-10-1952 in Hollywood, California   age 45
former New York Times managing editor (1969-85  Abraham Michael "Abe" Rosenthal   won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting
born on 5-2-1922 in Sault Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada
expired 5-10-2006 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 84   cause: complications from stroke
playwright  Jack Morris Rosenthal   husband of Maureen Lipman; co-wrote Yentl screenplay (1983)
born on 9-8-1931 in Manchester, England
expired 5-29-2004 in London, England   age 72   cause: multiple myeloma
   Contest Selectors
2004RAVN5.6%
   Scored 8.3000 solo points


Joe Rosenthal's photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima retired Associated Press & San Francisco Chronicle photographer  Joseph John "Joe" Rosenthal Sr.   took famous photo of Marines raising the U.S. flag atop Mt. Suribachi during World War II; won Pulitzer Prize for that photo
born on 10-9-1911 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 8-20-2006 in Novato, California   age 94   cause: "natural causes"
   Contest Selectors
2001RR12½%
2002RR9.1%
2003RR5.6%
2004ANG, RR11.1%
2005ANG, RR8.7%
2006ANG, RR6.7%
   Scored 4.3500 points

former CIA spook  Heinrich August "Harry" Rositzke   headed Soviet covert operations unit
born on 2-25-1911 in New York, New York
expired 11-4-2002 in Warrenton, Virigina   age 91   cause: pneumonia
to next Pope: Clement Xto previous Pope: Alexander VII Catholic Church leader (1667-1669)  Giulio Rospigliosi   elected 239th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church June 20, 1667
¤Pope Clement IX 
born on 1-28-1600 in Pistoja, Italy
expired 12-9-1669 in Rome, Italy   age 69
vintage bodybuilder  Clarence "Clancy" Ross   was the 1945 amateur Mr. America, 1946 professional Mr. America, 1948 Mr. USA & 1953 Mr. World
born on 10-26-1923 in Oakland, California
expired 4-30-2008 in Concord, California   age 84
revolutionary symbol sewer  Elizabeth Griscom "Betsy" Ross   at the request of George Washington made the first U.S. flag (1775)
born on 1-1-1752 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-30-1836 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 84
movie producer  Francis Joseph "Frank" Ross Jr.
born on 8-12-1904 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 2-18-1990 in Los Angeles, California   age 85
New Yorker magazine co-founder & editor (1925-51)  Harold Wallace Ross   member of the Algonquin Round Table
born on 11-6-1892 in Aspen, Colorado
expired 12-6-1951 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 59
choreographer & director  Herbert Ross   did choreography for Carmen Jones (1954); directed Play It Again Sam (1972), Funny Lady (1975), The Sunshine Boys (1975), California Suite (1978) & Steel Magnolias (1989)
born on 5-13-1927 in New York, New York
expired 10-9-2001 in New York, New York   age 74   cause: heart failure
Broadway lyricist  Jerry Ross   with composer Richard Adler wrote music for Damn Yankees & The Pajama Game
expired 11-11-1955   age 29   cause: lung disease
comedian  Joe E. Ross
born on 3-15-1905 in New York, New York
expired 7-13-1982 in Los Angeles, California   age 77
World War I veteran  John Campbell Ross   served with the First & Second Australian Imperial Force
born on 3-11-1899 in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
expired 6-3-2009 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia   age 110
   Contest Selectors
2009DFFC3.3%
   Scored 4.0000 solo points

Canadian horse racer Commander  John K.L. Ross   owner of Sir Barton, only Canadian horse to win the Kentucky Derby
expired 7-25-1951 in Jamaica   age 75
confessed serial killer  Michael Bruce Ross
¤number 127404 
born on 7-26-1959 in New York, New York
expired 5-13-2005 in Somers, Connecticut   age 45   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2005BOD, PCD, RIE13.0%
   Scored 8.6250 points

 Nellie Tayloe Ross   first woman U.S. governor (Wyoming, 1924-26), replacement candidate elected to position in 1924 when her candidate husband died just before the election; Director of U.S. Mint (1933-53)
born on 11-29-1876 in Saint Joseph, Missouri
expired 12-19-1977 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 101
former Edina, Minnesota millionaire  Percy Nathan Ross   gave his fortune away through his newspaper column, Thanks a Million (ran 3/83-9/99)
born on 11-22-1916 in Laurium, Michigan
expired 11-10-2001 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 84
Poppin' Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy former Leo Burnett Agency advertising executive  Robert Burnett   another person who claims involvement in the creation of Poppin' Fresh the Pillsbury Doughboy; in retirement wrote novels — The French Finish (1978) won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for best first mystery by a "new" writer
expired 12-23-2003 in Hendersonville, North Carolina   age 85
Dr.  Ronald Ross   second recipient of the Nobel prize in medicine for his work on malaria (1902)
born on 5-13-1857 in Almora, British India
expired 9-16-1932 in London, England   age 75
actress  Shirley Ross   sang, with Bob Hope, 1938 Academy award-winning song Thanks for the Memories
¤born: Bernice Gaunt 
born on 1-7-1913 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 3-9-1975   age 62
record producer & engineer  Stanley Herbert Ross   (with Daivd S. Gold) founded Gold Star Studios in Hollywood where Phil Spector did a number of his 'Wall of Sound' productions; hits recorded in his studio include: You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, Be My Baby, La Bamba, Summertime Blues, Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida, I Got You Babe, The Big Hurt & Tequila
born on 12-15-1928 in New York, New York
expired 3-11-2011 in Burbank, California   age 82   cause: complications from surgery; abdominal aneurysm
Time-Warner chairman  Steven J. Ross
born on 9-19-1927 in New York, New York
expired 12-20-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 65
actor  Ted Ross   won a Tony Award for playing the Cowardly Lion in The Wiz
¤real name: Theodore Ross Roberts 
born on 6-30-1934 in Zanesville, Ohio
expired 9-3-2002 in Dayton, Ohio   age 68   cause: complications from stroke
director  Roberto Rossellini   second husband of Ingrid Bergman (1950-57); father of Isabella Rossellini & her twin sister Isotta
born on 5-8-1906 in Rome, Italy
expired 6-3-1977 in Rome, Italy   age 71   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM7.7%

movie director  Robert Rossen   directed All the King's Men (1949) & The Hustler (1961)
born on 3-16-1908 in New York, New York
expired 2-18-1966   age 57
publisher  Barnet Lee "Barney" Rosset Jr.   brought "Tropic of Cancer" & "Lady Chatterly's Lover" to American reading rooms
born on 5-28-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-21-2012 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 89   cause: complications from double heart valve replacement
biophysicist Dr.  Harald Hermann Rossi   expert in radiation measurement --- microdosimetry
born on 9-3-1917
expired 1-1-2000 in Upper Nyack, New York   age 82   cause: heart disease
writer  Judith Rossner   author of Looking for Mr. Goodbar, based upon the brtual 1973 murder of a teacher
¤née: Perelman 
born on 3-31-1935 in New York, New York
expired 8-9-2005 in New York, New York   age 70   cause: leukemia; diabetes
U.S. Forest Service illustrator  Harry L. Rossoll   drew the Smokey The Bear cartoons for many years
born on 9-20-1909
expired 2-25-1999 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 89
Yiddish humorist  Leo Calvin Rosten
born on 4-11-1908 in Łódź, Poland
expired 2-19-1997 in New York, New York   age 88
corrupt former Illinois politician  Daniel David Rostenkowski
born on 1-2-1928 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-11-2010 in Benedict Lake, Wisconsin   age 82   cause: lung cancer
hawkish Johnson undersecretary of State  Walt Whitman Rostow   an architect of U.S. Southeast Asian war policy
born on 10-7-1916 in New York, New York
expired 2-13-2003 in Austin, Texas   age 86
Carpathia captain  Arthur Henry Rostron   rescued the 700+ survivors of the Titanic sinking in 1912
expired 11-4-1940 in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England   age 71
cellist/conductor  Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich
born on 3-27-1927 in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR
expired 4-27-2007 in Moscow, Russia   age 80   cause: intestinal cancer
former Cal State - East Bay historian & author  Theodore Roszak   coined the term counterculture in his book The Making of a Counter Culture (1969)
born on 11-15-1933 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-5-2011 in Berkeley, California   age 77   cause: cancer
flm composer  Nino Rota   scored The Godfather (1972) & The Godfather II (1979)
born on 12-3-1911 in Milan, Italy
expired 4-10-1979 in Rome, Italy   age 67   cause: blood clot
nuclear physicist Dr.  Joseph Rotblat   quit the Manhattan Project; founder of the Pugwash Conference (1957); shared 1995 Nobel Peace prize
born on 11-4-1908 in Warsaw, Poland
expired 8-31-2005 in London, England   age 96
   Contest Selectors
2002MORB9.1%
2003COCO5.6%
2005SLIM4.3%
   Scored 5.4000 solo points

former Green Bay Packers (1950-56) and Detroit Lions (1957-59) quarterback  Tobin Cornelius Rote Jr.   led Lions in their last NFL championship game (1957)
born on 1-18-1928 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 6-27-2000 in Saginaw, Michigan   age 72   cause: heart attack
former N.Y. Giants football player  William Kyle Rote Sr.
born on 10-27-1928 in Bellevue, Texas
expired 8-14-2002 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 73   cause: pneumonia following hernia surgery; emphysema
Big Daddy's Rat Fink character funny car painter/designer  Edward "Big Daddy" Roth   known for his "Rat Fink" cartoon creation
born on 3-4-1932 in Beverly Hills, California
expired 4-4-2001 in Manti, Utah   age 69   cause: heart attack
author  Henry Roth
born on 2-8-1906 in Tysmenica, Austria
expired 10-15-1995 in Albuquerque, New Mexico   age 89
cartoonist & illustrator  Hyman Lloyd "Hy" Roth   his work appeared frequently in Playboy from the 1960s through the 1990s; he also did illustrations for "Chicago" & the "Chicago Tribune" magazines; he did promo materials for Dick Orkin's 1960 radio serials (Chicken Man, The Secret Adventures of the Tooth Fairy & You Had to be There)
born on 4-12-1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 12-21-2011 in Evanston, Illinois   age 74   cause: cardiac arrest
character actor  Philip Roth   played the Doctor in Catch-22 (1970) & Woolsey in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (1975)
born on --1928 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 7-15-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: colon cancer
former Delaware senator (1971-2000)  William Victor Roth Jr.   creator of popular Individual Retirement Account (1998)
born on 7-22-1921 in Great Falls, Montana
expired 12-13-2003 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 82   cause: heart failure
impressario  Samuel Lionel Rothafel   built the Roxy Theater in New York City
¤nickname: "Roxy
born on 7-9-1882 in Stillwater, Minnesota
expired 1-13-1936 in New York, New York   age 53   cause: heart attack
Cornell mathematician  Oscar S. Rothaus   helped create the Hidden Markov Model
born on 10-21-1927
expired 5-24-2003 in Ithaca, New York   age 75
Finnish geezer  Lempi Maria Sparfven "Maija" Rothovius
born on 10-2-1887
expired 6-17-2000   age 112
financier Baron  Edmond de Rothschild
born on 9-30-1926 in Paris, France
expired 11-2-1997 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 71   cause: emphysema
AKS: Rothchild
Columbia University materials scientist  Gertrude Fanny Neumark Rothschild   studied the optical properties of wideband semiconductors; developed diodes capable of upper-spectrum light (green, blue, violet, ultra-violet); led to the development of those giant active billboards you see all over, as well as DVDs & blue-ray discs; won big bix suing the pants off of electronics manufacturers for patent violation
born on 4-29-1927 in Nuremberg, Germany
expired 11-11-2010 in Rye, New York   age 83   cause: heaart failure
international banker Baron  Guy Édouard Alphonse Paul de Rothschild   kept having to rebuild the French branch of the family's banking empire (Nazis, Socialists, etc.)
born on 5-21-1909 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 6-12-2007 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 98
AKS: Edouard
French social leader Baroness  Marie-Helene de Rothschild
¤née: de Zuylen Van Nyere 
born on 11-17-1927 in New York, New York
expired 3-1-1996 in Paris, France   age 68   cause: cancer; "arthritic disease"
 Meyer Amschel Rothschild   founded family financial empire
born on 2-23-1743 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
expired 9-19-1812   age 69
sleazy gambler  Arnold Rothstein   masterminded & bankrolled the 1919 Black Sox scandal
born on 1-24-1882 in New York, New York
expired 11-6-1928 in New York, New York   age 46   cause: shot to death during card game by man he had accused of cheating
Broadway producer  Norman E. Rothstein
born on 4-3-1936
expired 12-23-1999 in New York, New York   age 63   cause: pancreatic cancer
star Pat Barrington in a publicity still from `Agony of Love' el-drecho director  William Rotsler   gave us The Agony of Love (1966) another "housewife moonlights as hooker" opus (see Belle de Jour; 1967)
born on 7-3-1926 in Los Angeles, California
expired 10-8-1997   age 71   cause: complications from radiation therapy
composer  Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle   wrote La Marseillaise (1792)
born on 5-10-1760 in Lons-le-Saunier, France
expired 6-20-1836 in Choisy le Roi, France   age 76
lawyer  Fuad Rouhani   first Secretary-General of OPEC (1959-64)
born on 10-23-1907 in Tehran, Persia
expired 1-30-2004 in London, England   age 96
Meet the Press co-creator  Martha Rountree   first moderator of program, starting on radio June 24, 1945 and moving to television in 1947
¤Mrs. Martha R. Presbrey 
born on 10-23-1911 in Gainesville, Florida
expired 8-23-1999 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 87   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
pathologist  Francis Peyton Rous   shared the 1966 Nobel prize in medicine for the discovery of tumor-inducing viruses
born on 10-5-1879 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 2-16-1970 in New York, New York   age 90
wrassler & actor  André René Roussimoff
¤aka: "Andre the Giant
born on 5-19-1946 in Grenoble, France
expired 1-27-1993 in Paris, France   age 46   cause: congestive heart failure
AKS: Andre Rene Renae Rousimoff
former bodybuilder  Raymond Routledge   was the AAU Mr. America and Amateur Mr. Universe in 1961
born on 10-9-1931
expired 11-12-2008 in San Bernardino, California   age 77
actress  Aurania Rouverol   author of Andy Hardy radio & tv series
expired 6-23-1955 in Palo Alto, California   age 69
diminutive bell boy  Johnny Roventini   noted for being a cigarette spokesman (since 1933); "Call for Philip Mor-rees"
born on 8-15-1910 in New York, New York
expired 11-30-1998 in Suffern, New York   age 88
gun toting gun opponent  Carl Thomas Rowan Sr.   also pened syndicated rants for newspapers
born on 8-11-1925 in Ravenscraft, Tennessee
expired 9-23-2000 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 75
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in October 1969 Laugh-In comedian (1968-73)  Dan Rowan   half of Rowan and Martin comedy team
born on 7-2-1922 in Beggs, Oklahoma
expired 9-22-1987 in Englewood, Florida   age 65   cause: complications from diabetes
former Los Angeles County librarian  Dorothy Stine Pratt Rowe   ex-wife of Boris Karloff (1928-46) & mother of his only child, Sarah Jane Karloff; widow of Edgar Healey Rowe Jr.
¤aka: "The Bride of Frankenstein" 
born on 6-7-1900 in Charlotte, Michigan
expired 10-??-1991 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 91
FBI informant  Gary Thomas Rowe Jr.   testified against three other Klansmen (Eugene Thomas, William Orville Eaton & Collie Leroy Wilkins Jr.) involved in the killing Viola Liuzzo (subsequent evidence suggested that he was the trigger man)
¤in witness protection program as: Thomas Neal Moore 
born on --1933 in Savannah, Georgia
expired 5-25-1998 in Savannah, Georgia   age 65   cause: heart attack
Rowe Industries founder  William Henry Rowe   invented first automatic cigarette vending machine
expired 7-22-1945 in Delmar, California   age 61
showman  Edward C.H. Rowland   wrote lyrics for Mademoiselle from Armentieres (to music by Gitz Rice)
expired 3-12-1955 in Surrey, England   age 72
 Frank Sherwood Rowland   shared the 1995 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 6-28-1927 in Delaware, Ohio
expired 3-10-2012 in Corona del Mar, California   age 84   cause: Parkinson's disease
character actress  Patsy Rowlands   appeared in the Carry On ... comedy films
born on 1-19-1934 in London, England
expired 1-22-2005 in Hove, East Sussex, England   age 71   cause: breast cancer
AKS: Rolands
jazz pianist  James G. "Jimmy" Rowles
born on 8-19-1918
expired 5-28-1996   age 77
character actress  Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Rowles   played Inspector No.12 in a series of Hanes underwear commercials
born on 1-10-1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-7-2001 in Concord, New Hampshire   age 87
North Carolina death row inmate  Raymond Dayle Rowsey
born on 4-11-1971
expired 1-6-2004 in Raleigh, North Carolina   age 32   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2004BOD, PCD11.1%
   Scored 10.5500 points

AKS: Dale Dail
Philippine Republic first president  Manuel Acuna Roxas
expired 4-15-1948 in Clark Field, Philippines   age 56   cause: heart attack
rock music authority  Lillian Roxon   wrote famous Rock Encyclopedia
born on 2-1-1932 in Australia
expired 8-9-1973 in New York, New York   age 41   cause: asthma attack
former New Hampshire state senator  Vesta M. Roy   for seven days served as governor (1982)
born on 3-26-1925
expired 2-9-2002 in Kenmore, New York   age 76
retired Minute Maid vice president  Wallace R. Roy   biochemist who co-developed frozen orange juice concentrate and Coke's Fresca & Fanta flavors
born on 6-11-1906 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-16-2003 in Orlando, Florida   age 97
luxury automobile pioneer Sir  Frederick Henry Royce   co-founded Rolls-Royce Ltd. in 1906
born on 3-27-1863 in Peterborough, England
expired 4-22-1933   age 70
songwriter  William Royce   wrote Irish Lullaby
expired 5-20-1946 in Pontiac, Michigan   age 65
former Olympic equestrian  James William George "Bill" Roycroft   won medals at three games: gold (1960), bronze at 1868 & 1976 games
born on 3-17-1915 in Flowerdale, Victoria, Australia
expired 5-29-2011 in Camperdown, Victoria, Australia   age 96
Chicago Tribune columnist  Michael "Mike" Royko Jr.   won Pulizer prize for commentary in 1972
born on 9-19-1932 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-29-1997 in Chicago, Illinois   age 64   cause: aneurism
playwright  Edwin Milton Royle   wrote The Squaw Man which was adapted into the first big Hollywood movie (all 3 productions by Cecil B. DeMille)
expired 2-16-1942 in New York, New York   age 79
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in October 1973to fourth NFL Commissioner: Paul Tagliabueto second NFL Commissioner: Bert Bell  Alvin Ray "Pete" Rozelle   third NFL Commissioner (1960-89)
born on 3-1-1926 in Southgate, California
expired 12-6-1996 in Rancho Santa Fe, California   age 70   cause: brain cancer
film composer  Miklos Rozsa
born on 4-18-1907 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 7-27-1995 in Los Angeles, California   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

character actor  Christian Rub   provided the artist's likeness for and voice of Geppetto in Pinocchio (1940)
born on 4-13-1887 in Austria
expired 4-14-1956 in Germany   age 69
onetime Studio 54 co-owner  Steve Rubell   turned an old Manhattan tv studio at 254 West 54th Street into the Studio 54 nightclub; did 13 months in the Federal pen for tax evasion
born on 12-6-1943 in New York, New York
expired 7-25-1989 in New York, New York   age 45   cause: complications from AIDS
tv writer/director/producer  Aaron J. Ruben   produced the Andy Griffith Show (1960-65); created Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C
born on 3-1-1914 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-30-2010 in Beverly Hills, California   age 95   cause: pneumonia
AKS: Rubin
 Raymond Rubicam   Philadelphia ad agency co-founder (1923; Young & Rubicam)
born on 6-16-1892 in New York, New York
expired 5-8-1978 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 85   cause: heart condition
Jewish Defense League leader  Irving D. Rubin
born on 4-12-1945 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 11-13-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 57   cause: suicide; slashed neck with razor
lawyer & futurist  Jerome Sanford Rubin   guided the development of the Lexis legal database (1973) as well as the Nexis news database; joined MIT's Media Lab (1992); co-founded E Ink (1997); predicted that the book would become obsolete (1989); predicted electronic newspapers (2000)
born on 3-9-1925 in New York, New York
expired 1-9-2012 in New York, New York   age 86   cause: stroke
Yippies co-founder  Jerry Rubin   on of the Chicago Seven
born on 7-14-1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 11-28-1994 in Los Angeles, California   age 56
pianist  Artur Rubinstein
born on 1-28-1887 in Łódź, Poland
expired 12-20-1982 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 95
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS, HP, RR, YJ30.8%
1980 DH, GP, HP, JH, MM, RR, VA43.8%

cosmetics maker  Helena Rubinstein
expired 4-1-1965 in New York, New York   age 94
medical lab technician-turned-character actress  Zelda M. Rubinstein   played Tangina in Poltergeist I, II & III
born on 5-28-1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 1-27-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: multiple organ failure
   Contest Selectors
2010JCM, RAVN, WEP11.1%
   Scored 5.5250 points

AKS: Rubenstein Rubinstine Rubenstine
playboy  Porfirio Rubirosa   had been married to Doris Duke and Barbara Hutton
expired 7-5-1965 in Paris, France   age 56
songwriter  Harry Ruby   collaborated with lyricist Bert Kalmar; composed Hooray for Captain Spaulding for Cocoanuts
born on 1-27-1895 in New York, New York
expired 2-23-1974 in Woodland Hills, California   age 79
Bob Jackson's photo of Ruby shooting Oswald
(left to right) Dallas police detective James Leavelle, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby
Photo ©Copyright 1963 Robert H. Jackson
Dallas nightclub owner  Jack Ruby   killed Lee Harvey Oswald on national tv
¤born: Jacob Rubenstein 
born on 3-23-1911 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-3-1967 in Dallas, Texas   age 55   cause: cancer
former CBS news correspondent  Hughes Day Rudd
born on 9-14-1921 in Wichita, Kansas
expired 10-13-1992 in Toulouse, France   age 71
MIT electrical engineering professor  Reinhold Rudenberg   inventor of the electron microscope
expired 12-25-1961 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 67
astrologer & composer  Dane Rudhyar   "the father of karmic astrology"
born on 3-23-1895 in Paris, France
expired 9-13-1985   age 90
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

tv personality  Edna Marie Rudisill   the Tonight Show fruitcake lady; aunt of Truman Capote who helped to raise him
¤née: Faulk 
born on 3-13-1911 in Monroeville, Alabama
expired 11-3-2006 in Hudson, Florida   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2005NFG4.3%
2006NFG3.3%
   Scored 5.5000 solo points

AKS: Rudisell
 Margaret Fogarty Rudkin   founded Pepperidge Farms bakeries
born on 9-14-1897
expired 6-1-1967 in New Haven, Connecticut   age 69
character actor  Herbert Rudley   played Herb Hubbard on The Mothers-in-Law tv sitcom (1967-69)
born on 3-22-1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 9-9-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 95   cause: heart attack
Saturn rocket developer (under Wernher Von Braun)  Arthur Louis Hugo Rudolph
born on 11-9-1906 in Stepfershausen, Meiningen, Germany
expired 12-31-1995 in Hamburg, Germany   age 89
NBA referee  Marvin "Mendy" Rudolph
born on 3-8-1926
expired 7-5-1979 in New York, New York   age 53   cause: heart attack
Krispy Kreme founder (1937)  Vernon Carter Rudolph Sr.   bought original donut recipe from "Joe LeBeau" (1933)
born on 7-30-1915 in Marshall County, Kentucky
expired 8-16-1973   age 58
to 1962 award winnerto 1960 award winner sprinter  Wilma Glodean Rudolph   won 1961 Sullivan Award
born on 6-23-1940 in Clarksville, Tennessee
expired 11-12-1994 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 54
sleazebag beltway lawyer  Charles Frederick Carson Ruff   Clinton's legal pitbull during impeachment & Lewinski smear campaign
born on 8-1-1939 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 11-19-2000 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 61   cause: heart attack
ex-Temptations lead singer  David Eli Ruffin
born on 1-18-1941 in Meridian, Mississippi
expired 6-1-1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 50   cause: drug overdose
character actor & wine cooler shill  David Joseph Rufkahr   played Frank Bartles in tv commercials (opposite with "Ed Jaymes")
born on 9-1-1934
expired 4-23-1996   age 61   cause: heart attack
AKS: Rufkhar
former M.I.T. engineering professor  Arthur Claude Ruge   invented SR-4 electronic strain gauge (1938)
born on 7-28-1905 in Tomah, Wisconsin
expired 4-3-2000 in Lexington, Massachusetts   age 94
firearm company co-founder  William Batterman Ruger Sr.   co-founded Sturm, Ruger & Company (1949)
born on 6-21-1916 in New York, New York
expired 7-6-2002 in Prescott, Arizona   age 86
former Desilu/Paramaount special effects artist  Jim Rugg   worked on original Star Trek series (1966-69)
born on 1-29-1919 in Lidgerwood, North Dakota
expired 2-13-2004 in Vista, California   age 85   cause: Alzheimer's disease
composer of dissonant drech  Carl Ruggles   the least odious of his "works" was called Sun Treader
born on 3-11-1876 in Marion, Massachusetts
expired 10-24-1971 in Bennington, Vermont   age 95
character actor  Charles "Charlie" Ruggles
born on 2-8-1886 in Los Angeles, California
expired 12-23-1970 in Santa Monica, California   age 84   cause: cancer
movie actor/director  Wesley Ruggles   brother of Charlie; former Keystone Kop; won 1931 Best Director oscar for Cimarron
born on 6-11-1889 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-8-1972 in Santa Monica, California   age 82   cause: stroke
Sir  John Archibald Ruggles-Brise
born on 6-13-1908 in Finchingfield, Essex, England
expired 2-20-2007 in Finchingfield, Essex, England   age 98
Kosovo president  Ibrahim Rugova   leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo
born on 12-2-1944 in Cerrce, Kosovo
expired 1-20-2006 in Pristina, Kosovo, Servia-Montenegro   age 61   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006RAVN, TBC6.7%
   Scored 7.6500 points

former Cincinnati pitching coach  Vernon Gerald Ruhle
born on 1-25-1951 in Coleman, Michigan
expired 1-20-2007 in Houston, Texas   age 55   cause: multiple myeloma
   Contest Selectors
2007OIE3.2%
   Scored 9.5000 solo points

former Mexican president (1952-58)  Adolfo Ruiz Cortines
born on 12-30-1890 in Veracruz, Mexico
expired 12-3-1973 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 82   cause: heart attack
cosmonaut  Nikolai Nikolaevich Rukavishnikov   flew aboard Soyuz 10, 16 & 33
born on 9-19-1932 in Tomsk, Siberia
expired 10-19-2002   age 70   cause: heart attack
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in April 1987subject of 20 Questions interview in March 1982 `Playboy Magazine' former PBS Wall Street Week host  Louis Richard Rukeyser   intemperate remarks got him booted off the air; cancer kept him off
born on 1-30-1933 in New York, New York
expired 5-2-2006 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 73   cause: multiple myeloma; extreme "bear" life futures market
   Contest Selectors
2005BYE, RAVN8.7%
2006ANG, BYE, DFFC, DTM, RAVN16.7%
   Scored 5.3563 points

AKS: Rukyser
ex-ABC network chief  Elton H. Rule
born on 6-13-1917
expired 5-5-1990 in Beverly Hills, California   age 72   cause: cancer
lesbian writer/"role model"  Jane Vance Rule   penned Desert of the Heart (1961) that was made into the movie Desert Hearts (1986)
born on 3-28-1931 in Plainfield, New Jersey
expired 11-27-2007 in Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada   age 76   cause: complications from liver cancer; arthritis
former actress  Janice Rule   appeared in Bell, Book and Candle (1958) & The Ambushers (1967); after retiring from acting became a psychoanalyst
born on 8-15-1931 in Norwood, Ohio
expired 10-17-2003 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
character actor  Sig Ruman
¤born: Siegfried Albon Rumann 
born on 10-11-1884 in Hamburg, Germany
expired 2-14-1967 in Julian, California   age 82   cause: cancer
economist  Beardsley Ruml   came up with the idea of withholding tax deductions from paychecks (1942); New York Federal Reserve Bank president (1941-47); R.H. Macy & Co. president (1945-49)
expired 4-18-1960 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 65
former archbishop of Canterbury  Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie
born on 10-2-1921 in Liverpool, England
expired 7-11-2000 in Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England   age 78   cause: prostate cancer
Sir  Steven Runciman
born on 7-7-1903
expired 11-1-2000   age 97
former American League umpire (1954-70)  Edward Paul Runge
born on 5-12-1915 in Buffalo, New York
expired 7-26-2002 in San Diego, California   age 87
former pro golfer  Paul Runyan   two-time winner of PGA championship (1934 & 1938); played in first Masters Golf Tournament (1934)
¤nickname: "Little Poison" 
born on 7-12-1908 in Hot Springs, Arkansas
expired 3-17-2002 in Palm Springs, California   age 93   cause: pneumonia
graphic designer  Robert Miles Runyan   designed 1984 L.A. Olympic Games logo
born on 4-18-1925 in Falls City, Nebraska
expired 7-27-2001 in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico   age 76   cause: Shy-Drager syndrome
newspaperman & short story writer  Alfred Damon Runyon   wrote Guys and Dolls (1932), Little Miss Marker, Pocket Full of Miracles and The Lemon Drop Kid
born on 10-4-1884 in Manhattan, Kansas
expired 12-10-1946 in New York, New York   age 62
radio dj/performer  James "Jim" Runyon   provided the narration for the Chicken Man serial while at WCFL in Chicago; father of actress Jennifer Runyon
born on 1-8-1931
expired 4-13-1973 in Cleveland. Ohio   age 42   cause: cancer
former Postmaster General (1992-98)  Marvin Travis Runyon   spent 37 years at Ford Motor Company
born on 9-16-1924 in Fort Worth, Texas
expired 5-3-2004 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 79   cause: pulmonary fibrosis
college basketball coach  Adolph Frederick Rupp   spent 42 years as coach of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team (1931-72)
born on 9-2-1901 in Halstead, Kansas
expired 12-10-1977 in Lexington, Kentucky   age 76   cause: cancer of spine; diabetes
former Peace Corps head (1981-89)  Loret Miller Ruppe   heiress to the Miller Brewery fortune
born on 1-3-1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 8-6-1996 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 60   cause: ovarian cancer
former Montgomery, Alabama police chief  Goodwyn Jones Ruppenthal   following bus driver complaint had Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger
born on 5-16-1908
expired 4-8-2002   age 93
 Boyd Rush   recipient of a chimpanzee heart in the first (experimental) heart transplant procedure
born on 7-5-1895
expired 1-23-1964   age 69   cause: transplanted heart failure
Yeow ... that's one butt-ugly granny purported super-geezer  Sarkhat Ibrahimovna Rushidova
born on --1875 in Verkhny Zidian, Dagestan, Russian Empire
expired 1-15-2007 in Verkhny Zidian, Dagestan Province, Degestan, Russian   age 131
AKS: Sarkat Rashidova
blues singer  Jimmy Rushing
born on 8-26-1903 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
expired 6-8-1972 in New York, New York   age 68
Kennedy/Johnson Secretary of State (1961-69)  David Dean Rusk
born on 2-9-1909 in Cherokee County, Georgia
expired 12-20-1994 in Athens, Georgia   age 85
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

 Ernst August Freidrich Ruska   designed the first electron microscope; shared the 1986 Nobel prize in physics
born on 12-25-1906 in Heidelberg, German
expired 5-25-1988 in Berlin, Germany   age 81
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in March 1963 way-too self-important philosopher Earl  Bertrand Arthur William Russell   won 1950 Nobel prize for Literature
born on 5-18-1872 in Ravenscroft, Trelleck, Monmouthshire, Wales
expired 2-2-1970 in Penrhyndeudraeth, Merionethshire, Wales   age 97
songwriter  Bobby Russell   wrote Little Green Apples, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia & Honey
born on 4-19-1941 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 11-19-1997 in Nicholasville, Kentucky   age 56   cause: coronary artery disease
 Charles Taze Russell   founded Russellites (1878) ... they became the Jehovah's Witnesses (1931)
born on 2-16-1852 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 10-31-1916 in Pampa, Texas   age 64
death row inmate  Clifton Russell
expired 1-31-1995 in Huntsville, Texas   age 33   cause: executed; lethal injection
writer  Edith Russell   survived the Titanic sinking; was a fashion writer and World War I correspondent
expired 4-3-1975 in London, England   age 98
horror movie actress  Elizabeth Russell   the original "cat woman" in Cat People (1942) & Barbara Ferrin in the sequel, The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
born on 8-12-1906 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 5-4-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 95
movie & tv actress  Gail Russell   had severe alcohol problem; married to Guy Madison (1949-54)
born on 9-21-1924 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-26-1961 in Los Angeles, California   age 36   cause: heart attack (alcohol-induced)
Oscar-winning actor  Harold Russell   the best years of his life were before 1942 (lost his hands in stateside training accident)
born on 1-14-1914 in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
expired 1-29-2002 in Needham, Massachusetts   age 88   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2002 JAC9.1%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

director  Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell   unleashed Lisztomania (1975), Tommy (1976) & Lair of the White Worm (1988) on an unsuspecting public
born on 7-3-1927 in Southampton, Hampshire, England
expired 11-27-2011 in Lymington, Hampshire, England   age 84   cause: strokes
tea-totaler  Howard Hyde Russell   founder of the Anti-Saloon League
expired 6-30-1946 in Westerville, Ohio   age 90
1970 Kent State University graduate  James Dennis Russell   a survivor of the May 4, 1970 shootings at KSU
born on 3-27-1947 in New Jersey
expired 6-23-2007 in Deer Island, Oregon   age 60   cause: heart attack
actress  Jane Russell   was the titular star of the breast western of 1943 — The Outlaw; also appeared in The Paleface (1948), Son of Paleface (1952) & Gentlemen Prefere Blonds (1953); during the 1970s & 80s was the celebrity spokesperson for Playtex bras
¤full name: Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell 
born on 6-21-1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota
expired 2-28-2011 in Santa Maria, California   age 89   cause: respiratory illness
   Contest Selectors
1979VM7.7%
2001ROTS12½%
2005TBC4.3%
2007GOHI3.2%
2008ADWC, GOHI6.3%
2010ADWC, DGW, NFG11.1%

Boston Celtics first coach  John "Honey" Russell   also coached at Seaton Hall
born on 5-31-1902
expired 11-15-1973 in Livingston, New Jersey   age 71
musician/songwriter  John Bright "Johnny" Russell   wrote Act Naturally; appeared on Hee-Haw tv series
born on 1-23-1940 in Moorhead, Mississippi
expired 7-3-2001   age 61   cause: complications from diabetes; leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2003 MB

Yo-yo purveyor  Luther Jackson "Jack" Russell   sold over a half-billion of them over his career
born on 8-30-1920 in Kentucky
expired 3-17-2004 in Stuart, Florida   age 83
comedian  Nipsey Russell   described as "the poet laureate of television"; played Officer Anderson on Car 54, Where Are You? tv series & the Tin Woodsman in The Wiz (1978)
born on 10-13-1923 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 10-2-2005 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: cancer
former Playboy executive editor turned horror writer  Ray Russell   wrote novellette Sardonicus (published in January 1961 Playboy) which was made into the film Mr. Sardonicus (1961); also wrote screenplays for Zotz (1962) & X (1963)
born on 9-4-1924 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-15-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: complications from stroke
Georgia senator (1933-71)  Richard Brevard Russell   member of the Warren Commission
born on 11-2-1897
expired 1-21-1971 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 73   cause: respiratory failure
singer, songwriter, tv producer  Robert "Bob" Russell   help create Name that Tune; host of the Miss America Pageant (1940-54); when it was first televised (1954) he rejected the song There She Is... in favor of several of his own; recommended his replacement; later hosted the Miss Universe pageant for six years
born on 1-1-1908
expired 1-24-1998 in Sarasota, Florida   age 90
stage & movie actress  Rosalind Russell
born on 6-4-1911 in Waterbury, Connecticut
expired 11-28-1976 in Beverly Hills, California   age 65   cause: cancer
NBC political yakker  Timothy John Russert Jr.   moderator of Meet the Press (1991-2008)
born on 5-7-1950 in Buffalo, New York
expired 6-13-2008 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 58   cause: heart attack
aeronatical engineer  Anthony J. Russo   the "shaggy-haired policy wonk" who photocopied the Pentagon Papers with Daniel Ellsberg; the charges againsthim (and Ellsberg) were dropped by Judge William M. Byrne when he learned of government misconduct against them — the burglarization of Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office, the possiblity of illegal FBI wiretaps (the records were destroyed) and a ham-handed bribe attempt of the judge (How'd ya like to be FBI director if you play ball ...)
born on 10-14-1936 in Suffolk, Virginia
expired 8-6-2008 in Suffolk, Virginia   age 71
inventor  John Daniel Rust   invented the mechanical cotton picker
expired 1-20-1954 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas   age 61
civil rights activist  Bayard Rustin   co-founded CORE (1942)
born on 3-17-1910 in West Chester, Pennsylvania
expired 8-24-1987 in New York, New York   age 77
baseball great  George Herman "Babe" Ruth   batted third in Murderers' Row
¤aka: "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat
born on 2-6-1895 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 8-16-1948 in New York, New York   age 53   cause: throat cancer
Watergate attorney  Henry Swartley Ruth Jr.   was an assistant to Archibald Cox when he was fired
born on 4-16-1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 3-16-2012 in Tucson, Arizona   age 80   cause: stroke
Florida death row inmate  Arthur D. Rutherford
¤number 105314 
born on 3-16-1949
expired 10-18-2006 in Starke, Florida   age 57   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2006BOD, KLS, OIE, PCD, SPIT, TWOS20.0%
   Scored 6.8781 points

chemist  Ernest Rutherford   recipient of the 1908 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 8-30-1871 in Nelson, New Zealand
expired 10-19-1937 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 66
actress Dame  Margaret Taylor Rutherford   appeared in numerous stage and screen productions of Agatha Christie mysteries
born on 5-11-1882 in London, England
expired 5-22-1972 in Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire, England   age 90
 Maude Russell Rutherford   claimed to have introduced The Charleston dance in the Broadway show Liza (1923) as leader of the show's chorus girls
born on 1-30-1902 in Texas
expired 3-8-2001 in Atlantic City, New Jersey   age 99
Supreme Court justice (1943-49)  Wiley Blout Rutledge
expired 9-10-1949 in Tork, Maine   age 55
St.Louis, Missouri Gazette editorial writer  Chris L. Rutt   co-invented Aunt Jemima pancake mix (1889; with flour milling expert Charles G. Underwood); based name upon song sung by vaudeville team Baker & Farrell
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
 Leopold Stephen Ruzicka   shared the 1939 Nobel chemistry prize
born on 9-3-1887 in Vukovar, Croatia, Austria-Hungary
expired 9-26-1976 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 89
musician-songwriter  Charles Ryan   wrote Hot Rod Lincoln (1955); in Rockabilly Hall of Fame
born on 12-19-1915 in Graceville, Minnesota
expired 2-16-2008 in Spokane, Washington   age 92   cause: heart disease
former Quebec Liberal Party leader  Claude Ryan
born on 1-26-1925
expired 2-9-2004 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 79   cause: stomach cancer
D-Day war correspondent & novelist  Cornelius John Ryan   wrote The Longest Day (1959) & A Bridge To Far (1974)
born on 6-5-1920 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 11-23-1974 in New York, New York   age 54   cause: cancer
tennis pro  Elizabeth Ryan   won 19 Wimbledon titles (1914-34)
born on 2-5-1891 in Los Angeles, California
expired 7-6-1979 in London, England   age 88
actress  Fran Ryan   played Doris Ziffel on Green Acres (1969-71)
born on 11-26-1926 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-16-2000 in Burbank, California   age 83
former Nazi death camp guard  Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan   deported to Germany after it was discovered that she had lied about her conviction for two deaths in the Maidanek Camp in Poland (she had whipped women to death, hanged children & stomped old women to death); later convicted of assassination, infanticide & manslaughter for her actions at the Ravensbrück Women's Camp in 1941 & 1942 — that conviction earned her life inprisonment
¤nickname: "The Stomping Mare" 
born on 7-16-1919 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 4-19-1999   age 79   cause: complications from diabetes
actress  Irene Noblette Ryan   played Daisy Moses (granny) on The Beverly Hillbillies
born on 10-17-1903 in El Paso, Texas
expired 4-26-1973 in Santa Monica, California   age 69   cause: complications from stroke
Barbie Doll inventor  John W. "Jack" Ryan   fwiw Barbie's last name is "Roberts"
born on 11-12-1926
expired 8-13-1991   age 64
California congressman (1973-78)  Leo Joseph Ryan   ambushed by People's Temple thugs after leaving the cult compound with disaffected cult members
born on 5-5-1925 in Lincoln, Nebraska
expired 11-18-1978 in Port Kaituma, Guyana   age 53   cause: gunshot wounds
political spouse  Lura Lynn Ryan   former 1st lady of Illinois (wife of George Ryan)
¤née: Lowe 
born on 7-5-1934 in Aroma Park, Illinois
expired 6-27-2011 in Kankakee, Illinois   age 76   cause: respirator removed; pulmonary fibrosis; lung cancer
ultimate method acting devotee, radio actress  Patricia Ryan   was playing the role of a woman with severe head pains in a radio drama when she died
¤born: Patricia Gibson 
expired 2-15-1949 in New York, New York   age 27   cause: severe head pains
actor  Robert Ryan   appeared in Berlin Express
born on 11-11-1909 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-11-1973 in New York, New York   age 63   cause: lung cancer
author  Terry E. Ryan   wrote "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" (2001)
¤nickname: "Tuffy" 
born on 7-14-1946 in Defiance, Ohio
expired 5-16-2007 in San Francisco, California   age 60   cause: brain cancer; lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006QKU3.3%
2007QKU3.2%
   Scored 9.0000 solo points

Mackinac Island fudge magnate  Harry Ryba
born on 6-19-1907 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 3-4-1996 in Warren, Michigan   age 88
actor  Alfred Ryder   played Professor Robert Crater on first original series Star Trek episode ever broadcast (The Man Trap)
¤born: Alfred Jacob Corn 
born on 1-5-1919 in New York, New York
expired 4-16-1995   age 76
Ryder Trucking Co. co-founder (1933)  Ralph Bennett Ryder
born on 3-17-1910
expired 12-28-2000 in Coral Gables, Florida   age 90   cause: heart failure
radio astronomer Sir  Martin Ryle   devised aperature synthesis along the way to co-discovering pulsars; it earned him half of the 1974 Nobel physics prize
born on 9-27-1918 in Brighton, Sussex, England
expired 10-14-1984 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 66
Polish Resistance fighter  Stanislaw Ryniak   was first registered Jewish inmate of Auschwitz Death Camp (June 14, 1940); tattooed with number 31 (30 German criminals were numbers 1-30)
born on 11-21-1915 in Sanok, Poland
expired 2-??-2004 in Wroclaw, Poland   age 88
World War II German seaman  Bruno Rzonca   one of the few remaining living surviving crew members of the battleship Bismarck (sunk 5-27-1941); a retired Blaw-Knox machinist
born on 5-19-1918 in Marienwerder, East Prussia, Germany
expired 7-23-2004 in Schererville, Indiana   age 86   cause: cancer
AKS: Bismark

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