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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
   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
   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%
2007DFFC, GOHI, PUD, SBAP12.9%
   Scored 3.9125 points

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