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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

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
2002BOD, MORB18.2%
2005ADWC, BOD, SLIM13.0%
2006ADWC, BOD, DTH, MOT13.3%
   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

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
   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
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
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
   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

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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

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
   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
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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
2002BOD, RR18.2%
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
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
   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%
2004EOD, SS11.1%
2005BOD, BYE, GHG13.0%
2006BOD, BONY, BYE, GHG, TFM16.7%
2007BOD, BONY, BYE, GOHI12.9%

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

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
   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
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
   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
   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%

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