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last governor of South Rhodesia (1979-80)  Arthur Christopher John Soames   son-in-law of Winston Churchill
¤title: Baron of Fletching 
born on 10-12-1920 in Penn, England
expired 9-16-1987 in London, England   age 66
   Contest Selectors
1980 EK6.3%

 Joseph George Sobek   invented the game of Racquetball (1950)
born on 4-5-1918 in Greenwich, Connecticut
expired 3-27-1998 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 79   cause: congestive heart failure
Werner W. Polleiner's picture of Linda on page 175 of July 1991 Playboy bikini model  Linda Elaine Sobek   appeared in July 1991 Playboy Grapevine section; murdered by Charles Rathbun
born on 7-9-1968
expired 11-16-1995 in Los Angeles County   age 27   cause: homicide; strangulation
Swaziland's  King Sobhuza II   reigned from 1921 until his death
born on 7-22-1899 in Mbabane, Swaziland
expired 8-21-1982 in Mbabane, Swaziland   age 83
paranoid/anti-semitic former National Review editor  Michael Joseph Sobran Jr.   was sacked after criticizing the rag's founder
born on 2-23-1946 in Ypsilanti, Michigan
expired 9-30-2010 in Fairfax, Virginia   age 64   cause: kidney failure; diabetes
South African black nationalist leader  Robert Mangalisco Sobukwe   co-founded the Pan African Congress
born on 12-5-1924 in Graaf-Reinet, South Africa
expired 2-27-1978 in Kimberly, South Africa   age 53   cause: lung cancer
last constitutionally-elected Cuba president (1948-52)  Carlos Prio Soccarras   overthrown by Batista in 1952
expired 4-4-1977 in Miami, Florida   age 74
atomic disintegration theorist  Frederick Soddy   was the 1921 Nobel prize winner in chemistry
born on 9-2-1877 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England
expired 9-22-1956 in Brighton, Sussex, England   age 79
Nazi actress  Kristina Söderbaum   billed as the "Ideal Aryan Woman"; appeared in anti-semitic propaganda films like Jud Süé (1940)
born on 9-5-1912 in Stockholm, Sweden
expired 2-12-2001 in Hitzacker, Lower Saxony, Germany   age 88
AKS: Soderbaum
theologian  Lars Olaf Jonathan "Nathan" Söderblom   1930 Nobel peace prize recipient
born on 1-15-1866 in Trönö, Hälsingland, Sweden
expired 7-12-1931 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden   age 65
AKS: Soderblom
biologist Dr.  Gerald Alan Soffen   chief scientist for 1976 Viking Mars missions
born on 2-7-1926 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 11-22-2000 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 74   cause: heart ailment
clam digger  Thomas Soffron   created clam strips (made from the "foot" of hard-shelled sea clams)
born on 12-10-1907
expired 2-21-2004 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 96
1966 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Otto Soglow   created/drew The Little King strip (1934-75); received the 1966 Reuben Award
born on 12-23-1900 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 4-3-1975 in New York, New York   age 74
tv/science fiction writer  Gerald Allan "Jerry" Sohl Sr.   for original Star Trek series wrote The Corbomite Maneuver & provided story for Whom Gods Destroy
¤pseudonyms: Nathan Butler, Sean Mei Sullivan, Roberta Jean Mountjoy 
born on 12-2-1913 in Los Angeles, California
expired 11-4-2002 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 88
cover art of Valerie's screed clinically insane radical testicle-hater  Valerie Jean Solanas   founder of S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Men); shot Andy Warhol (6-3-1968)
born on 4-9-1936 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
expired 4-25-1988 in San Francisco, California   age 52   cause: pneumonia; emphysema
AKS: Solanis
Ping Golf owner  Karsten Solheim
born on 9-15-1911 in Bergen, Norway
expired 2-16-2000 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 88   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
Biblical Hebrew ruler  King Solomon
born on --973 BC
expired ??-??-933 BC   age 40
Vanguard Records co-founder (1950)  Seymour Solomon
born on 5-23-1922 in New York, New York
expired 7-18-2002 in Lennox, Massachusetts   age 80
Nicaraguan president (1/1/1925-3/14/1926) General  Carlos José Solórzano Diaz   nephew of Adolfo Diaz
born on --1860
expired 10-20-1946 in Managua, Nicaragua   age 86
Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Sir  Georg Solti
born on 10-21-1912 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 9-5-1997 in Antibes, France   age 84   cause: heart attack
addled urban terrorist  Patricia Michelle "Mizmoon" Soltysik   member of the SLA
¤SLA name: "Zoya" 
born on 5-??-1950
expired 5-24-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 24   cause: self-immolation; burned to death in house during shootout with police
author  Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn   1970 Nobel Literature Prize recipient
born on 12-11-1918 in Kislovodsk, Stavropol, Russia
expired 8-3-2008 in Moscow, Russia (nearby)   age 89   cause: heart failure or stroke
   Contest Selectors
2002MORB9.1%
2005WORM4.3%
2006SPIT, WEP, 4GUE10.0%
2007SPIT, WEP, 4GUE9.7%
2008DTM, SPIT, WEP, 4GUE12.5%
   Scored 3.9125 points

AKS: Alexander
former Match Game panelist  Brett Somers   at one time married to Jack Klugman (separated in 1974; divorce completed in 1977)
¤born: Audrey Johnston 
born on 7-11-1924 in New Brunswick, Canada
expired 9-15-2007 in Westport, Connecticut   age 83   cause: stomach & colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
2001ROTS12½%
2003MB5.6%
2004LMLD5.6%
2005BYE4.3%
2006BYE, DTH, LMLD10.0%
2007BYE3.2%
   Scored 6.7000 solo points

AKS: bret sommers summers sumers brett
tv writer/producer  Jay Sommers   wrote for The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet and The Great Gildersleeve; created Green Acres (1965)
born on 1-3-1917 in New York, New York
expired 9-25-1985 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: heart ailment
Nicaraguan president/dictator (1/1/1937-5/1/1947 & 5/5/1950-9/29/1956) General  Anastasio Somoza Garcia   didn't like policies of his duly-elected replacement, so he had him "removed" from office
born on 2-1-1896 in San Marcos, Nicaragua
expired 9-29-1956 in Managua, Nicaragua   age 60   cause: assassinated
former Nicaraguan dictator/president (5/1/1967-5/1/1972 & 12/1/1974-7/17/1979)  Anastasio Tachito Somoza de Bayle   son of former "president"
born on 12-5-1925 in León, Niaragua
expired 9-17-1980 in Ascuncion, Paraguay   age 54   cause: assassinated; machine gun & bazooka attack by Sandanista agents
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS, RR, YJ23.1%
1980 BD, JH12.5%
   Scored 4.5000 points

Nicaraguan "president" (9/29/1956-5/1/63)  Luis Anastasio Somoza de Bayle   son of Anastasio; brother of Anastasio
born on 11-18-1922
expired 4-13-1967 in Managua, Nicaragua   age 45   cause: heart attack
Thai entrepeneur  Somporn Saekow   founded Thailand's first monkey training school, pioneering in using monkeys to do commercial cocoanut picking
born on --1940 in Surat Thani Province, Thailand
expired 8-20-2002 in Surat Thani Province, Thailand   age 62   cause: heart attack
actress  Gail Edith Holm   wife of Herbert Biberman; blacklisted in 1940s & 50s
born on 2-15-1899 in Litchfield, Minnesota
expired 8-4-1985 in Woodland Hills, California   age 86
former Cambodian prime minister (1967-68)  Son Sann
born on 10-5-1911 in Tram Vinh Province, Vietnam
expired 12-19-2000 in Paris, France   age 89
Khmer Rouge butcher  Son Sen   once Pol Pot's deputy; eventually betrayed by him
¤aka: "Comrade Khieu" «or» "Brother 89" 
born on 6-12-1930 in Tra Vinh Province, Annam
expired 6-10-1997 in Anlong Veng, Cambodia   age 66   cause: executed
junk-intellect essayist  Susan Sontag   it's all our fault ... we deserve what we're getting ... the whole white race is responsible ....
¤born: Susan Rosenblatt 
born on 1-16-1933 in New York, New York
expired 12-28-2004 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: leukemia
actor  Jack Soo   appeared on Barney Miller tv series as detective Nick Yemana (1975-79); World War II internee
¤born: Goro Suzuki 
born on 10-28-1915 in Oakland, California
expired 1-11-1979 in Los Angeles, California   age 63   cause: cancer of the esophagus
widow of Sun Yat-sen  Soong Ching-ling   sister of Madame Chiang Kai-shek
born on 1-27-1893 in Shanghai, China
expired 5-29-1981 in Beijing, China   age 88   cause: leukemia
Nationalist Chinese financier  T. V. Soong   a colleague of Dr. Sun Yat-sen
¤first name: Tzu-wen 
expired 4-25-1971 in San Francisco, California   age 76
civil/sanitary engineer Dr.  George Albert Soper   discovered that Typhoid Mary was a significant cause of New York City's 1904 typhoid fever outbreak
expired 6-17-1948 in Southampton, New York   age 78
royal consort  Countess Sophia Chotek von Chotkova   assassinated with husband
¤title: Duchess von Hohenberg 
born on 3-1-1868 in Stuttgart, Germany
expired 6-28-1914 in Sarejevo, Serbia, Austria-Hungary   age 46   cause: assassinated; shot
aviation pioneer Sir  Thomas O.M. Sopwith
born on 1-18-1888 in Winchester, England
expired 1-26-1989   age 101
Princess  Soraya Esfandiari Bakhitari   second wife of the Shah of Iran (1951-58)
born on 6-22-1932
expired 10-25-2001 in Paris, France   age 69
actor  Alberto Sordi
born on 6-15-1920 in Rome, Italy
expired 2-24-2003 in Rome, Italy   age 82   cause: heart attack
Master Lock Co. founder  Harry E. Soreff   invented the laminated padlock
expired 3-1-1957 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 70
former CIA director  Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen   was an advisor to & speachwriter for JFK; wrote "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask 'what can I do for my country'"
born on 5-8-1928 in Lincoln, Nebraska
expired 10-31-2010 in New York, New York   age 82   cause: complications from stroke
AKS: Sorenson
auto executive  Charles E. Sorenson   co-designed the first Jeep
expired 8-13-1968 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 86
opera expert & record executive  Dario Soria   co-founded Angel Records with wife (1953)
born on 5-21-1912 in Rome, Italy
expired 3-28-1980 in New York, New York   age 67   cause: heart attack
 Dorle Jarmel Soria   co-founded Angel Records with husband (1953)
born on 12-14-1900
expired 7-7-2002 in New York, New York   age 101
Plantiff's Exhibit `A' retired tile setter  Nelson Sorise   smoker whose lungs got filled with asbestos from the Kent "micronite" filters; sued Lorillard Inc. (cigarette maker) & Hollingsworth & Vose (filter maker)
born on 9-1-1929
expired 1-20-1996   age 66   cause: mesothelioma
   Contest Selectors
2000 BOD
2001 DTM

actress  Ann Sothern   voice of the talking 1928 Porter on My Mother the Car tv series; wife of Robert Sterling (1943-49); mother of Tisha Sterling
¤born: Harriette Lake 
born on 1-22-1909 in Valley City, North Dakota
expired 3-15-2001 in Ketchum, Idaho   age 92   cause: heart failure
professional stuntman  Karel Soucek   eigth person to go over Niagara Falls as a stunt (July 3, 1984), in a barrel; he died six months later in the Astrodome; on 1-19-1985 he attempted to demonstrate how he did it; the demonstration went awry, fatally injuring him (the barrel hit the rim of the water tank instead of the middle)
born on 4-19-1947 in Czechoslovakia
expired 1-20-1985 in Houston, Texas   age 37   cause: massive trauma
Olympic gold medal diver  Aileen Riggin Soule   medaled in the 1920 (Antwerp) & 1924 (Paris) games; only woman to medal in both swiming & diving (silver in springboard, bronze in 100-meter breaststroke)
born on 5-2-1906 in Newport, Rhode Island
expired 10-17-2002 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 96
Pathet Lao leader  Prince Souphanouvong   Laotian president 1975-86
born on 7-12-1908 in Luang Prabang, Laos
expired 1-9-1995 in Laos   age 86
march king  John Philip Sousa   wrote The Washington Post and The Stars and Stripes Forever marches
born on 11-6-1854 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 3-6-1932 in Reading, Pennsylvania   age 77
World War II soldier  Franklin Sousley   on of the six marines who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi
born on 9-19-1925 in Hilltop, Kentucky
expired 3-21-1945 in Iwo Jima, Japan   age 19   cause: bullet wounds
pioneer aviatrix  Neta Snook Southern   Amelia Earhart's flight instructor
born on 2-14-1896
expired 3-23-1991   age 95
Dr. Strangelove author  Terry Southern   also co-wrote spoof novel Candy (1958)
born on 5-1-1924 in Alvarado, Texas
expired 10-29-1995   age 71
former Laotian prime minister (1951-75)  Prince Souvanna Phouma
born on 10-7-1901 in Luang Prabang, Laos
expired 1-10-1984 in Vientiane, Laos   age 82
baritone  Gérard Marcel Souzay
¤real name: Gérard Marcel Tisserand 
born on 12-8-1918 in Angers, France
expired 8-17-2004 in Cap d'Antibes, France   age 85
AKS: Gerard
country singer  Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine   had hit with Teddy Bear
born on 7-17-1918 in Charleston, West Virginia
expired 4-4-1980 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 61   cause: heart attack; injuries from car crash
screenwriter  Jack B. Sowards   wrote the story for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) & Star Trek: TNG episode Where Silence Has Lease (1988)
born on 3-18-1929 in Texarkana, Arkansas
expired 7-8-2007 in Valley Village, California   age 78   cause: complications from ALS
organist & composer  Leo Sowerby
born on 5-1-1895 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
expired 7-7-1968 in Port Clinton, Ohio   age 73
cellist  David Seth Soyer   was a co-founder of the Guarneri Quartet (1964)
born on 2-24-1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-25-2010 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 87   cause: congestive heart failure
screen writer  Charles Spaak   co-wrote Le Grande Illusion (1937); brother of Paul-Henri
born on --1903 in Belgium
expired 3-4-1975 in Nice, France   age 71   cause: complications following operation
politician  Paul-Henri Spaak   3-time Belgian premier; NATO Secretary-General (1957-61); father of actress Catherine
born on 1-25-1899 in Schaerbeeck, Belgium
expired 7-31-1972 in Brussels, Belgium   age 73
General  Carl Andrew Spaatz   one of first 25 to receive their "wings" as a member of the Army's first Aero Squadron (1916); first Air Force Chief of Staff (1947-48)
born on 6-28-1891 in Boyertown, Pennsylvania
expired 7-14-1974 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 83   cause: congestive heart failure
movie ranch owner  George C. Spahn   provided a refuge for the Manson Family before the big murder spree
born on 2-11-1889
expired 9-22-1974   age 85
Hall of Fame pitcher  Warren Edward Spahn
born on 4-23-1921 in Buffalo, New York
expired 11-24-2003 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma   age 82
presidential sister  Gloria Carter Spann   mother of William Carter Spann
born on 10-22-1926
expired 3-5-1990   age 63
naer-do-well presidential nephew  William Carter Spann
expired 2-2-1997 in Oakland, California   age 51   cause: died on the street in a drunken stupor
to next Pope: Paul IVto previous Pope: Julius III Catholic Church leader (1555)  Marcello Cervini Degli Spannochi   elected 223rd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church April 4, 1555; only lasted 22 days
¤Pope Marcellus II 
born on 5-6-1501 in Monte Pulciano, Tuscany
expired 5-6-1555 in Rome, Italy   age 54
novelist  Muriel Sarah Spark   wrote The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1962); a devout Catholic, she died on Good Friday
¤née: Camberg 
born on 2-1-1918 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 4-14-2006 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2005WORM4.3%

former Alabama Senator (1947-79)  John Sparkman
born on 12-20-1899 in Morgan County, Alabama
expired 11-16-1985 in Huntsville, Alabama   age 85
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA7.7%
1980 HA6.3%

Bell Labs physicist  Morgan Sparks   worked on the development of second generation transistors (1948-51); former president of Sandia National Laboratory (1972-81)
born on 7-6-1916 in Pagosa Springs, Colorado
expired 5-3-2008 in Fullerton, California   age 91   cause: congestive heart failure
World War II British marine  William Edward "Bill" Sparks   last surviving "Cockleshell Hero"
born on 9-5-1922 in London, England
expired 11-30-2002 in Alfriston, England   age 80
chemist Dr.  William J. Sparks   co-inventor of synthetic butyl rubber
born on 2-26-1904 in Wilkinson, Indiana
expired 10-23-1976 in Coral Gables, Florida   age 72
Boston Red Sox (1908-15) & Cleveland Indians (1916-26) hall of fame center fielder  Tris Speaker
expired 12-8-1958 in Whitney, Texas   age 70
songwriter  Oley Speaks   wrote On the Road to Mandalay
expired 8-27-1948 in New York, New York   age 74
Our Gang child actor  Harry Spear   spenty his adult life in the U.S. Navy
¤real name: Harry Sherman Bonner 
born on 12-16-1921 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-22-2006 in San Diego, California   age 84   cause: kidney cancer
bandleader  Sammy Shapiro Spear   Jackie Gleason's bandleader on tv shows after Ray Block
born on 5-31-1909 in New York, New York
expired 3-11-1975 in Miami Lakes, Florida   age 65   cause: heart attack
 Alma Smith Carthan Gaines Spearman   mother of Mamie Till; grandmother of murder victim Emmett Till
born on 1-24-1902
expired 11-??-1981 in Chicago, Illinois   age 79
Read the warning label, fool! Don't smoke this crap. Don't smoke, period. Save the money that otherwise would flow into the pockets of greedy politicians & cynical corporate executives. former Lorillard Tobacco CEO  Alexander Spears III   It is his sworn testimony that "it has not been scientifically proven that smoking cases illness in human beings." As Chief Operating Officer of Lorillard in 1994 testified before congress that he didn't believe that nicotine was addictive or caused disease. A master of the SWM Defense.
expired 1-29-2001 in Durham, North Carolina   age 68   cause: mesothelioma
to October 1961 Playmate of Monthto August 1961 Playmate of Month Playboy September 1961 Playmate of Month & 1962 Playmate of Year  Christa Speck   was married to puppeteer Marty Krofft (H.R. Pufnstuf)
born on 8-1-1942 in Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland)
expired 3-22-2013 in Los Angeles, California   age 70   cause: "natural causes"
mass-murderer  Richard Franklin Speck
born on 12-6-1941 in Kirkwood, Illinois
expired 12-5-1991 in Joliet, Illinois   age 49   cause: heart attack
author  Auguste Comte Spectorsky   wrote The Exurbanites (1955); associate publisher & editorial director of Playboy magazine; buried at sea
born on 8-13-1910 in Paris, France
expired 1-17-1972 in Saint Croix, Virgin Islands   age 61   cause: stroke
British spymaster Sir  David Roland Spedding   former head of M.I.6. (1994-99)
¤aka: "C
born on 3-7-1943
expired 6-13-2001 in London, England   age 58   cause: lung cancer
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in June 1971 ex-Nazi architect/war criminal  Albert Speer   managed much of Germany industry during World War II as Reich's Minister of Armaments & War Production (replacing Fritz Todt after 1942 plane crash); released from Spandau Prison 10/1/1966
born on 3-19-1905 in Mannheim, Germany
expired 9-1-1981 in London, England   age 76   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS, RR15.4%

U.S. Navy pilot Lt.Commander  Michael Scott Speicher   downed over Iraq in the opening hours of the first Gulf War; body discovered in June of 2009
born on 7-12-1957 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 1-17-1991 in Wadi Thumayal, al-Anbar Province, Iraq   age 33   cause: crash landing
schlock tv producer  Aaron Spelling   has brought us Johnny Ringo, Charlie's Angels (co-creator), The Love Boat, Fantasy Island (co-creator), Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place
born on 4-22-1923 in Dallas, Texas
expired 6-23-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 83   cause: complications from stroke; Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
2003MB5.6%
2004EOD, LMLD, NFG16.7%
2005GHG, NFG8.7%
2006DTH, LMLD, NFG, RIE, TFM16.7%
   Scored 4.3563 points

New York Cardinal  Francis Joseph Spellman
born on 5-4-1889
expired 12-2-1967 in New York, New York   age 78
 Hans Spemann   received the 1935 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 6-27-1869 in Stuttgart, Germany
expired 9-9-1941 in Frieburg, Germany   age 72
guitarist  Alexander "Skip" Spence   co-founder of Moby Grape (1966) and Jefferson Airplane (1966; played drums in the band); suffered from severe mental illness
born on 4-18-1946 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
expired 4-16-1999 in Santa Cruz, California   age 52   cause: lung cancer
South Carolina congressman (1971-2001)  Floyd Davidson Spence
born on 4-9-1928 in Columbia, South Carolina
expired 8-16-2001 in Jackson, Mississippi   age 73   cause: complications from brain surgery; Ramsay Hunt syndrome
writer  Hartzell Spence   founder/executive editor of Yank; popularized the term "pinup"
born on 2-15-1908 in Clarion, Iowa
expired 5-9-2001 in Essex, Connecticut   age 93
mathematician Dr.  Donald Clayton Spencer   co-developer of Theory of Deformation of Complex Structures; mentor to Dr. John F. Nash
born on 4-25-1912 in Boulder, Colorado
expired 12-23-2001 in Durango, Colorado   age 89
the Monitor of Metaluna as he appeared on Exeter's Interociter screen character actor  Douglas Spencer   played the reporter "Scotty" in The Thing From Another World (1951; he spoke the movie's final dialog "Watch the skies ... everywhere. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!") and the Monitor (ruler) of Metaluna in This Island Earth (1955)
¤born: William Henry Mesenkop 
born on 2-10-1910 in Illinois
expired 10-6-1960   age 50
U.S. Navy commander  Earl Winfield Spencer   first husband of the Duchess of Windsor; naval aviation pioneer
expired 5-29-1950 in San Diego, California   age 61
 Edward John Spencer   father of Princess Di
¤title: The Eighth Earl of Spencer 
born on 1-24-1924 in London, England
expired 3-29-1992 in London, England   age 68
philosopher & sociologist  Herbert Spencer   first to popularize the term "evolution"; coined the phrase "survival of the fittest" (1852)
born on 4-27-1820 in Derby, Derbyshire, England
expired 12-8-1903 in Brighton, Sussex, England   age 83
typographer  Herbert Spencer   an editor/contributor to the defunct graphic design journal Typographica (1949-63)
born on 6-22-1924 in London, England
expired 3-11-2002 in Falmouth, England   age 77   cause: bronchial pneumonia
actor  John Spencer   played Leo McGarry on The West Wing
¤born: John Speshock 
born on 12-20-1946 in New York, New York
expired 12-16-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 58   cause: heart attack
electronics researcher  Percy LeBaron Spencer   invented the microwave oven (1946); the first thing made in the oven: popcorn!
born on 7-9-1894 in Howland, Maine
expired 9-7-1970 in Newton, Massachusetts   age 76
Winston's widow  Clementine Ogilvy Hozier Spencer-Churchill
¤title: Baroness Spencer-Churchill of Chartwell 
expired 12-12-1977 in London, England   age 92
Great Lakes sailor  William J. Spengler   Watchman aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 9-11-1916
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 59   cause: drowned when ship foundered
character actress  Wendie Jo Sperber
born on 9-15-1958 in Northridge, California
expired 11-29-2005 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 47   cause: breast cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003MB5.6%
2004ANG, LMLD, NFG, RIE22.2%
2005ADWC, ANG, DTM, NFG, QKU, RIE26.1%
   Scored 7.8781 points

AKS: Wendy Wendi
former L.A. County Marshal (1971-74)  Timothy Sperl   aspiring actor with parts in: Paris After Midnight (1951), Glen or Glenda (as the psychiatrist Dr. Alton; 1953), Jail Bait (as Vic Brady; 1954) & Girl Gang (1954)
¤born: Harry Sperl Jr.
stage name: Timothy Farrell 
born on 6-26-1922 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-9-1989 in Santa Monica, California   age 66   cause: heart attack
 Roger Wolcott Sperry   shared the 1981 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 8-20-1913 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 4-17-1994 in Pasadena, California   age 80
 Thomas A. Sperry   co-founded company that created the S&H Green Stamps with Shelly Hutchinson (1896)
born on --1864
expired 9-2-1913 in New York, New York   age 49   cause: ptomaine poisoning
Preparation H inventor  George Speri Sperti
born on 1-17-1900 in Covington, Kentucky
expired 4-29-1991   age 91
Broadway comedy writer  Samuel Spewack   wrote Kiss Me, Kate (1949) with wife Bela
born on 9-16-1899 in Ukraine
expired 10-14-1971 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: blood cancer
 Chaike Belchatowska Spiegel   one of the last surviving Warsaw Ghetto ZOB combatants
born on 11-11-1920 in Warsaw, Poland
expired 3-26-2002 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 81
geophysicist, meteorologist, futurist  Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus   did pioneering work in remote data acquisition/sensing; one of his high-altitude sensor balloons crashed near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, setting off years of UFO hysteria and providing fodder for numerous tv series & movies
born on 11-25-1911 in Cape Town, South Africa
expired 3-30-1998 in Middleburg, Virginia   age 86
detective story author  Frank Morrison "Mickey" Spillane   created detective Mike Hammer
born on 3-9-1918 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 7-17-2006 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2004NFG5.6%
2005NFG, WORM8.7%
2006ADWC, NFG, 4GUE10.0%
   Scored 4.3250 points

pathologist Sir  Bernard Spilsbury   authority on homicide
expired 12-17-1947 in London, England   age 70   cause: suicide; filled his lab with lethal gas
NAACP president (1940-66)  Arthur B. Spingarn
expired 12-1-1971 in New York, New York   age 93
philosopher  Baruch Benedictus de Spinoza   wrote Ethics Demonstrated with Geometrical Order (1674)
born on 11-24-1632 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
expired 2-20-1677 in The Hague, The Netherlands   age 44
Spiratone photo accessories business founder (1941)  Fred Spira   a photography historian and collector of photo gadgets; helped the industry standardize accesories across manufacturer's lines
¤born: Sigfried Franz Spira 
born on 8-7-1924 in Vienna, Austria
expired 9-2-2007 in Queens, New York, New York   age 83   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
 Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler   the Nobel literature laureate for 1919
born on 4-24-1845 in Liestal, Canton of Baselland, Switzerland
expired 12-29-1924 in Lucerne, Switzerland   age 79
 Abe M. Spitzer   radio operator aboard the B-29 Bockscar
born on 3-20-1912 in New York, New York
expired 5-25-1984 in White Plains, New York   age 72   cause: traffic accident
 Charlie Spivak
born on 2-17-1906 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 3-1-1982 in Greenville, South Carolina   age 76
Meet the Press co-creator  Lawrence Edmund Spivak   second moderator of program
born on 6-11-1900 in New York, New York
expired 3-9-1994 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 93
child psychologist Dr.  Benjamin McLane Spock   not the Vulcan; ran for president in 1972 under the banner of a full diaper load; won 1924 Olympic gold medal for crew
born on 5-2-1903 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 3-15-1998 in San Diego, California   age 94
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM7.7%
1980 DR, VA12.5%

inventor  Earl I. Sponable   co-developer of Thalofide infrared photo-electric cell & Movietone sound-on-film process (1926)
born on 9-18-1895 in Burlington Flats, New York
expired 11-16-1977 in Champlain, New York   age 82   cause: cancer
to next Pope: Innocent IXto previous Pope: Urban VII Catholic Church leader (1590-1591)  Niccolò Spondrati   elected 230th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church December 15, 1590; he issued an edited threatening to excommunicate people caught wagering on his death (the earliest recorded incidence of a Dead Pool contest) — he lasted all of 10 months in the Papacy!
¤Pope Gregory XIV 
born on 2-11-1535 in Somma, Italy
expired 10-15-1591 in Rome, Italy   age 56
educator  William Archibald Spooner   became known for his verbal transpositions (spoonerisms)
born on 7-22-1844 in London, England
expired ??-??-1930   age 85
movie pioneer  George K. Spoor   co-founded Chicago's Essanay Film Co. (1897; "S. and A."); briefly employed Ben Turpin & Charlie Chaplin; studio closed in 1916; blew his fortune developing a 3-D film process in the 1920s & 30s (released Danger Lights in 1930)
expired 11-24-1953 in Chicago, Illinois   age 81
character actor  Gervase Duan Spradlin   a former lawyer for Phillips Petroleum; portrayed Rev. Lynn Lemon in Ed Wood (1994)
born on 8-31-1920 in Pauls Valley, Daylight Township, Garvin County, Oklahoma
expired 7-24-2011 in San Luis Obispo, California   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2007TFM3.2%
2008TFM3.1%
2009TFM3.3%

AKS: Gervais
Chi-Chi's restaurant patron  John C. Spratt   on October 5th ate contaminated scallions
born on 2-25-1957
expired 11-14-2003 in Oakland, Pennsylvania   age 46   cause: liver failure; Hepatitis A
sugar heir  Adolph Bernard Spreckels Sr.
expired 6-28-1924 in San Francisco, California   age 67
art patroness  Alma Emma Charlotte Corday le Normand de Bretteville Spreckels   widow of sugar heir Adolph Spreckels
¤maiden name:de Bretteville 
born on 3-24-1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 8-7-1968 in San Francisco, California   age 87
west coast sugar magnate  Claus Spreckels
born on 7-9-1828 in Lamstedt, Germany
expired 1-10-1908 in San Francisco, California   age 79
The exit to Zzyzx, California on I-15 between Las Vegas and L.A. charlatan "preacher"  Curtis Howe Springer   in 1944 founded the Zzyzx Spa at Soda Springs in California's Mojave Desert — of course, you get there via Zzyzx Road; eventually his mineral claim was voided by the BLM & the site was reclaimed
born on 12-2-1896
expired 8-??-1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 88
singer  Dusty Springfield   had 1964 hit with Wishin' and Hopin'
¤born: Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien 
born on 4-16-1939 in Hampstead, London, England
expired 3-2-1999 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England   age 59   cause: breast cancer
former AFL running back  Ronald Edward Springs   father of Shawn Springs; had been in an "irreversible" coma following cardiac arrest during cyst removal surgery; had kidney transplant in 2007
born on 11-4-1956 in Williamsburg, Virginia
expired 5-12-2011 in Dallas, Texas   age 54   cause: to be determined; kidney failure; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2007PUD3.2%
2008DFFC, DTM, JCM, PCD, RAVN, RIE18.8%
2009ADWC, ANG, DFFC, DTM, JCM, LMLD, PCD, RAVN, RIE, TBC33.3%
2010ANG, DFFC, DTM, JCM, LMLD, PCD, RAVN, RIE29.6%

AKS: Spring
Go-Go dancer  Nancy Spungen
expired 10-12-1978 in New York, New York   age 20   cause: stabbed to death
former U.S. Army Major General  George Owen Squier   chief of Army Air Service (1916-18) & Signal Office (1917-23); invented "Wired Radio" (1922) that became Muzak
expired 3-24-1934 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 69   cause: pneumonia
actor  Robert Stack   Anne Frank's favorite actor; played Eliot Ness on The Untouchables tv series
¤born: Robert Modini 
born on 1-13-1919 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-14-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO, RAVN, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 4.7250 points

former Michigan congressman (1963-64)  Neil Oliver Staebler   treasurer for JFK's 1960 presidential campaign; ran for Michigan governor (1964; lost to Romney)
born on 7-11-1905 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
expired 12-8-2000 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 95   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
pop singer  Jo Elizabeth Stafford   sang with the Tommy Dorsey Band (1939-42); won the Best Comedy Album Grammy (1960) with 2nd husband Paul Weston (for "Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris")
born on 11-12-1917 in Coalinga, California
expired 7-13-2008 in Century City, California   age 90   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2007TFM3.2%
2008TFM3.1%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

cover of the August 1958 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate Marian Staffordcover of the January 1958 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate Marian Staffordcover of the March 1956 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate Marian Staffordto April 1956 Playmate of Monthto February 1956 Playmate of Month Playboy March 1956 Playmate of Month & cover model  Marian Stafford   Playboy's first 3-page foldout (centerfold); was on of Jan Murray's assistants on the Treasure Hunt tv game show
on November 11, 2006 a note was posted on the Yahoo PML1 group stating that her granddaughter had confirmed that Marian had died "a while ago"; the date-of-death posted here is probably off by a substantial amount of time: weeks, months, possibly years; not knowing her surname at death prevents us from ascertaining her actual dates of birth & death through the SSDI; the date of birth posted at Wikipedia (2-7-33) is most likely in error

born on 2-7-1933 in Houston, Texas
expired 11-??-2006   age 73
legendary University of Chicago football coach  Amos Alonzo Stagg   helped pioneer the forward pass and T-formation; has an obscure connection to the first A-Bomb
born on 8-16-1862 in West Orange, New Jersey
expired 3-17-1965 in Stockton, California   age 102
former West Virginia congressman (1949-81)  Harley Orrin Staggers
born on 8-3-1907 in Keyser, Washington
expired 8-20-1991 in Cumberland, Maryland   age 84
first President of Finland (1919-25)  Kaarlo Juho Stahlberg
expired 9-22-1952 in Helsinki, Finland   age 87
A.E. Staley founder  Augustus Eugene Staley Sr.   famous for his syrup
expired 12-26-1940 in Miami, Florida   age 73
Alice in Chains lead singer  Layne Thomas Staley
born on 8-22-1967 in Kirkland, Washington
expired 4-5-2002 in Seattle, Washington   age 34   cause: cocaine & heroin overdose
brutal, paranoid, Soviet commie dictator  Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin   ruled Soviet Union with a lead hand from 1924 until his death; millions died from his blunders, edicts, whims and paranoia; purged much of the Soviet Army officer corps before World War II
born on 12-21-1879 in Gori, Russia
expired 3-5-1953 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 73   cause: stroke
prolific Warner Brothers cartoon composer (1936-58)  Carl S. Stalling   his work ranged from Looney Tunes to Merry Melodies; he got his start with Walt Disney scoring the music for the 2nd & 3rd Mickey Mouse cartoons
born on 11-10-1891 in Lexington, Missouri
expired 11-29-1972 in Hollywood, California   age 81
hairdresser & bluegrass fiddler  Art Stamper
born on 11-1-1933 in Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky (near)
expired 1-23-2005 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 71   cause: throat cancer
Methodist minister Rev.  Shirley Bulah Stamps   in 1951 her parents sued on her behalf to permit her to attend a nearby "white" school aboard a "restricted" school bus; the presiding judge ruled in her favor; subsequent appeals were eventually bundled together before the Supreme Court (in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, 5/17/1954)
born on 1-30-1944
expired 5-28-2003 in Wilmington, Delaware   age 59   cause: heart attack
blacklisted character actor  Lionel Jay Stander   played Max on Hart to Hart
born on 1-11-1909 in New York, New York
expired 11-30-1994   age 86
Progressive Conservative Party politician  Robert Lorne Stanfield   former premier of Nova Scotia
born on 4-11-1914 in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
expired 12-16-2003 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   age 89   cause: "a long illness"
Top Cat whiny-voiced comic  Arnold Stang   provided the voice of the tv cartoon character Top Cat; was the spokesperson for Chunky chocolate chunk candy
born on 9-28-1918 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 12-20-2009 in Newton, Massachusetts   age 91   cause: pneumonia
war criminal  Franz Stangl   Treblinka and Sobobor concentration camp commander (1942-43)
expired 6-28-1971 in Düsseldorf, Germany   age 63
baseball 2nd baseman  Edward Raymond "Eddie" Stanky   coached the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers (for one game)
born on 9-3-1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-6-1999 in Fairhope, Arkansas   age 82   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1980 JW6.3%

hat fancier  Edward Stanley   popularized a style of male headgear
¤title: 12th Earl of Derby 
born on 9-12-1752
expired 10-21-1834   age 82
character actress  Florence Stanley   portrayed Det. Fish's wife Bernice on Barney Miller tv series
born on 7-1-1924 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-3-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: complications from stroke
Canadian Governor-general (1888-93)  Frederick Arthur Stanley Earl of Derby   donated a cup to champion amateur hockey teams (1893-1912); eventually that cup then started to be awarded to champion professional teams (starting in 1913); the cup's name? the Stanley Cup
¤later Lord Stanley of Preston 
born on 1-15-1841 in London, England
expired 6-14-1908 in Kent, England   age 67
the Oscar statuette L.A.-area sculptor  George M. Stanley   sculpted & fabricated the Motion Picture Academy's first oscar statuettes from Cedric Gibbons' design
born on 4-26-1903 in Acadia Parish, Louisiana
expired 5-??-1970 in Los Angeles, California   age 67
radio astronomer  Gordon J. Stanley
born on 7-1-1921 in Cambridge, New Zealand
expired 12-17-2001 in Monterey, California   age 80   cause: complications from progressive supranuclear palsey
actress  Kim Stanley   was The Goddess (1958); was the offscreen narrator (the adult Scout Finch) of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962); played Big Momma in tv production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1985)
¤born: Patricia Kimberley Reid 
born on 2-11-1925 in Tularosa, New Mexico
expired 8-20-2001 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 76   cause: uterine cancer
biochemist  Wendell Meredith Stanley Jr.   shared the 1946 Nobel chemistry prize
born on 8-16-1904 in Ridgeville, Indiana
expired 6-15-1971 in Salamanca, Spain   age 66
Nixon Commerce Secretary (1969-72)  Maurice Hubert Stans   as head of CREEP he raised a lot of "hush" money to pay for and pay off the Watergate "plumbers"; got a bunch from crooked financier Robert Vesco
born on 3-22-1908 in Shakopee, Minnesota
expired 4-14-1998 in Pasadena, California   age 90   cause: heart failure
 Vivian Anthony Stanshall   former leader of rock group Bonzo Dog Band
¤monicker: "Ginger Geezer" 
born on 3-21-1943 in Shillingford, England (or maybe London)
expired 3-5-1995 in London, England   age 51   cause: smoke inhalation (apartment fire)
longtime Volkswagon World-Wide chairman  Arthur Stanton   husband of actress Joan A. Stanton
born on 1-17-1918 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-20-1987 in Maui, Hawaii   age 69   cause: heart faliure
erotic illustrator  Eric Stanton   drew Bettie Page in the 1950s
¤born: Ernest A. Stanzoni 
born on 9-30-1926 in New York, New York
expired 3-17-1999 in West Haven, Connecticut   age 72   cause: complications from strokes
former CBS president (1946-71) Dr.  Frank Nicholas Stanton
born on 3-20-1908 in Muskegon, Michigan
expired 12-24-2006 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 98
   Contest Selectors
1979RR7.7%
1980RR6.3%
2000RR14%
2001RR12½%
2002RR9.1%
2003COCO, RR11.1%
2004RR5.6%
2005RR4.3%
2006RR3.3%
   Scored 5.2000 solo points

to July 1978 Playmate of Monthto May 1978 Playmate of Month Playboy June 1978 Playmate of Month  Gail Stanton   first Playboy appearance - April 1977 "Girls of the New South" pictorial
¤real name: Brenda Gail Stone 
born on 11-19-1954 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 11-21-1996 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 42   cause: intestinal blockage & kidney failure
retired Broadway/radio actress  Joan Alexander Stanton   mother of novelist Joan Stanton Hitchcock; portrayed Lois Lane in the 1940s radio Adventures of Superman (replaced by Phyllis Coates on tv); was also first to portray Della Street on the Perry Mason radio series; had filed suit against her business manager claiming that she had been defrauded of tens of millions of dollars that her late husband had left to her
¤born: Louise Abras
ex-Mrs. John Sylvester White
ex-Mrs. Robert Crowley
widow of Arthur Stanton 
born on 4-16-1915 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 5-21-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 94   cause: intestinal blockage
Stanton Magnetics founder  Walter O. Stanton   invented slide-in phonograph stylus (1940s)
born on 9-29-1914 in Canton, Ohio
expired 4-16-2001 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida   age 86
Double Indemnity actress  Barbara Stanwyck   played matriarch Victoria Barkley on The Big Valley tv series
¤born: Ruby Stevens 
born on 7-16-1907 in New York, New York
expired 1-20-1990 in Santa Monica, California   age 82   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS7.7%

White Star line crewperson  Sarah Agnes Stap   transferred from the Olympic to the Titanic (employed as a "matron"); eventually worked on the Britanic
born on --18?? in aboard her father's ship
expired ??-??-1938   age ??
Staples Singers patriarch  Roebuck "Pops" Staples
born on 12-28-1914 in Winona, Mississippi
expired 12-19-2000 in Dolton, Illinois   age 85   cause: heart attack
Denver mayor (1923-31, 1935-47)  Benjamin F. Stapleton   the Denver airport is named after him
expired 5-22-1950 in Denver, Colorado   age 80   cause: heart attack
actress  Lois Maureen Stapleton   won the Best Supporting Actress oscar for portraying anarchist Emma Goldman in Reds (1981)
born on 6-21-1925 in Troy, New York
expired 3-13-2006 in Lenox, Massachusetts   age 80   cause: chronic pulmonary disease
   Contest Selectors
2005SPAM4.3%
20064GUE3.3%
   Scored 7.0000 solo points

aerospace pioneer Dr.  John Paul Stapp   Air Force Colonel; for years was Mr. Rocket Sled, testing various ejection seats, harnesses and belts to be worn by pilots and astronauts; first victim of the notorious Murphy's Law
born on 7-11-1910 in Bahia, Brazil
expired 11-13-1999 in Alamagordo, New Mexico   age 89
Hall of Fame Pittsburg Pirates baseball player (1962-82)  Wilver Dornel "Willie" Stargell   died on opening day
¤aka: "Pops" 
born on 3-6-1940 in Earlsboro, Oklahoma
expired 4-9-2001 in Wilmington, North Carolina   age 61   cause: stroke
retired Admiral  Harold Raynsford Stark   chief of naval operations at time of Pearl Harbor attack; relieved of that post after the attack
born on 11-12-1880 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
expired 8-20-1972 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 91   cause: heart attack
physicist  Johannes Stark   received the 1919 Nobel prize in physics; was a really big fan of Hitler & the Nazis, earning him a 4-year "de-Nazifiction" prison sentence following World War II
born on 4-15-1874 in Schickenhof, Bavaria, Germany
expired 10-4-1959 in Traunstein, Upper Bavaria, Germany   age 85
agent-turned-producer  Ray Stark   received 1980 Irving Thalberg Award
born on 10-3-1914 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-17-2004 in West Hollywood, California   age 89   cause: heart failure
1958 serial killer  Charles Starkweather
born on 11-24-1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska
expired 6-24-1959 in Lincoln, Nebraska   age 20   cause: executed
1952/56 Olympic track star  Aeriwentha Mae Faggs Starr   mentor of Wilma Rudolph
born on 4-10-1932 in Mays Landing, New Jersey
expired 1-27-2000 in Woodlawn, Ohio   age 67   cause: cancer
soul singer  Edwin Starr   wrote Oh How Happy; his biggest hit - War (1970)
¤born: Charles Edwin Hatcher 
born on 1-21-1942 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 4-2-2003 in Nottingham, England   age 61   cause: heart attack
social reformer  Ellen Gates Starr   co-founder of Hull House (1889)
born on --1859 in Laona, Illinois
expired 2-10-1940 in Suffern, New York   age 80
 Floyd Starr   founded Michigan boys home Starr Commonwealth; inspired Father Flanagan to found Boy's Town
born on 5-1-1883
expired 8-27-1980   age 97
troubled Alice In Chains bassist  Michael Christopher "Mike" Starr   had appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab show
born on 4-4-1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii
expired 3-8-2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah   age 44   cause: «tbd»
architect & contractor  Paul Starrett   built the Empire State Building & Lincoln Memorial
born on 11-25-1866 in Lawrence, Kansas
expired 7-5-1957 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 90
Chicago newspaperman  Vincent Starrett   a co-founder of the Baker Street Irregulars (1934)
born on 10-26-1886
expired 1-5-1974 in Chicago, Illinois   age 87
former Greek president (1974-5)  Michalis Dimitriou Stasinopoulos
born on 7-27-1903 in Kalamata, Messinia, Greece
expired 10-31-2002 in Athens, Greece   age 99
Minnesota governor (1938-45)  Harold Edward Stassen   nine-time Republican presidential candidate (1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 & 1988); a signer of the United Nations Charter (1945)
born on 4-13-1907 in West Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 3-4-2001 in Bloomington, Minnesota   age 93   cause: "natural causes"
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
1980 DW, HA12.5%
2000 ANG14%
2001 ANG, ROTS25%
   Scored 4.4500 points

chef  George L. Stathakis   fifth person to go over Niagara Falls as a stunt, in a barrel (a big, air-tight, wooden 10-footer that he had built special, on July 4, 1930); the sealed barrel got trapped behind the waterfall for 12-22+ hours — he ran out of air
born on --1884 in Greece
expired 7-4-1930 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada   age 46   cause: suffocated
AKS: Stakathis Strathakis
Dr.  Herman Staudinger   winner of the 1953 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 3-23-1881 in Worms, Germany
expired 9-8-1965 in Freiburg in Breishau, Germany   age 84
former kidnap victim  Steven Stayner   brother of killer Cary
born on 4-18-1965
expired 9-16-1989   age 24   cause: hit and run motorcycle accident
airplane designer  Lloyd Stearman   first president of Lockheed Aircraft Corp. (1930-35)
born on 10-26-1898 in Wellsford, Kansas
expired 4-3-1975 in Northridge, California   age 76   cause: cancer
tv sitcom pioneer  John A. "Johnny" Stearns   with wife Mary Key starred on Dumont/NBC/CBS network sitcom (1947-50); one of the original producers of the Tonight Show
born on 10-23-1916 in Billerica, Massachusetts
expired 12-1-2001 in Newport Beach, California   age 85   cause: complications from fall
oscar winning movie special effects artist & gadgeteer  John Stears   created model of the Titanic for A Night to Remember (1958), James Bond's weapons-studded Astin Martin (Goldfinger), the Jedi Knight Light Sabre, the 'droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, the land speeder & the Death Star for Star Wars
born on 8-25-1934 in Uxbridge, England
expired 6-28-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 64   cause: stroke
Bath School bombing survivor  Eva Babcock Stebleton
born on 9-5-1912
expired 4-13-2002 in Lansing, Michigan   age 89
retired machine shop die sinker  Floyd L. Stebleton Sr.   one of the last Bath School bombing survivors
born on 5-13-1910 in Bath, Michigan
expired 5-31-2006 in Lansing, Michigan   age 96
AKS: Stebelton
cult cinema drech-meister  Raymond Dennis Steckler   gave the word The Thrill Killers (1964), The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became mixed-up Zombies (1964), Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966) & Debbie Does Las Vegas (1981)
¤aka: "Cash Flagg", "Cindy Lou Sutters", "Sven Hellstrom", "Wolfgang Schmidt", .... 
born on 1-25-1938 in Reading, Pennsylvania
expired 1-7-2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 70   cause: heart failure
U.S. Social Democratic Party co-founder (1897)  Seymour Stedman   vice presidential candidate in 1920 (with Debs)
expired 7-9-1948 in Chicago, Illinois   age 76
movie actor  Anthony Maitland Steel   Sir Stephen in The Story of O (1975)
¤aka: Mr. Anita Ekberg (1956-59) 
born on 5-21-1920 in London, England
expired 3-21-2001 in Northwood, Middlesex, England   age 80
subject of 20 Questions interview in August 1995 `Playboy Magazine' former Columbia Pictures studio head (1987-91)  Dawn Steel
born on 8-19-1946 in New York, New York
expired 12-20-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 51   cause: brain tumor
Pepsi-Cola head  Alfred N. Steele   husband of Joan Crawford
expired 4-19-1959 in New York, New York   age 57
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame disk jockey  Allison Steele
¤nickname: "The Night Bird" 
expired 9-27-1995   age 58   cause: lung cancer
AKS: Alison Steel
1960s KHJ Rock & Roll dj "The Real"  Don Steele
born on 4-1-1936 in Los Angeles, California
expired 8-5-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 61   cause: lung cancer
book illustrator  Frederick D. Steele   did artwork for books by Kipling, Twain, Doyle and Conrad
expired 7-5-1944 in New York, New York   age 70
actress  Simonetta Stefanelli   played Michael Corleone's blownup bride Appolonia in The Godfather (1972); did March 1974 Playboy pictorial
born on 11-30-1954 in Rome, Italy
expired 7-23-2006 in Rome, Italy   age 51   cause: cancer
tv writer/producer  Joseph William Stefano   wrote the screenplay for Psycho (1960); a co-creator/writer/producer of the original ABC series The Outer Limits (1963-65) & consultant on the more recent syndicated series; wrote the Skin of Evil episode for Star Trek: The Next Generation
born on 5-5-1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 8-25-2006 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 84   cause: complications from fall
character actor  Edgar Stehli   played Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace
born on 7-12-1884 in Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alps, France
expired 7-25-1973 in Upper Montclair, New York   age 89
photographer  Edward Jean Steichen
¤born: Edouard Jean Steichen 
born on 3-27-1879 in Luxembourg
expired 3-25-1973 in West Redding, Connecticut   age 93
author, artist, New Yorker cartoonist (1930-2003)  William Steig   wrote picture book Shrek (1990; made into 2002 movie)
born on 11-14-1907 in New York, New York
expired 10-3-2003 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 95   cause: natural causes
   Contest Selectors
2003JL5.6%
   Scored 5.5000 solo points

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in July 1969 actor  Rodney Stephen Steiger   played Marty in 1953 tv broadcast; won oscar for playing police chief Bill Gillespie in In the Heat of the Night (1967)
born on 4-14-1925 in Westhampton, New York
expired 7-9-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 77   cause: pneumonia; kidney failure
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR, HP12.5%

author  Gertrude Stein   "longtime companion" of Alice B. Toklas
expired 7-27-1946 in Paris, France   age 72
Nixon Council of Economic Advisors chairman  Herbert Stein   father of Ben Stein
born on 8-27-1916 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 9-8-1999 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 83   cause: heart failure
playwright  Joseph Stein   wrote libretto for Zorba the Greek, Fiddler on the Roof (Tony Award) & Mr. Wonderful; also was a tv comedy writer on Your Show of Shows early 1950s program
born on 5-30-1912 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 10-24-2010   age 98
playwright  Joseph Stein   wrote the libretto for Zorba the Greek, Fiddler on the Roof (Tony Award) & Mr. Wonderful; also was a tv comedy writer on Your Show of Shows early 1950s program
born on 5-30-1912 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 10-24-2010   age 98
opthamologist Dr.  Julian Caesar "Jules" Stein   founded talent & music licensing agency Music Corporation of America - MCA (1924)
born on 4-26-1896 in South Bend, Indiana
expired 4-29-1981 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: heart attack
biochemist  William HOward Stein   shared the 1972 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 6-25-1911 in New York, New York
expired 2-2-1980 in New York, New York   age 68
author's widow  Elaine Anderson Steinbeck   her first husband was actor Zachary Scott
born on 8-14-1914 in Austin, Texas
expired 4-27-2003 in New York, New York   age 88
novelist  John Ernst Steinbeck Jr.   won 1940 Pulitzer Prize and 1962 Nobel literature prize; wrote Of Mice and Men (1937), The Grapes of Wrath (1939), Cannery Row (1945), East of Eden 1952 and The Winter of Our Discontent
born on 2-27-1902 in Salinas, California
expired 12-20-1968 in New York, New York   age 66
 John Ernst Steinbeck III   son of the noted author
born on 6-12-1946
expired 2-7-1991   age 44
Detroit radio personality  Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg   owned WQBH-AM; partner in MGM Grand Casino in Detroit
born on 9-9-1930
expired 1-29-2000 in Detroit, Michigan   age 69
former N.Y. Jets General Manager  Richard C. "Dick" Steinberg
born on 8-9-1935
expired 9-26-1995   age 60
orchestra conductor  William Steinberg
¤born: Hans Wilhelm Steinberg 
born on 8-1-1899 in Köln, Germany
expired 5-16-1978 in New York, New York   age 78
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD6.3%

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1991 former New York Yankees principle owner  George Michael Steinbrenner III   had been the American League's Designated Hitler; transfered control of the club to his son Hal before being ejected from this life; died on the morning of the All-Star game
born on 7-4-1930 in Rocky River, Ohio
expired 7-13-2010 in Tampa, FLorida   age 80   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1980HA6.3%
2004GHG, TAP11.1%
2005GHG4.3%
2006BONY3.3%
2007DFFC, GREB, SBAP9.7%
2008BYE, DFFC, DTM, GREB, JCM, LMLD, SBAP21.9%
2009ANG, DFFC, GAS, GREB, JCM, QKU, RAVN, SBAP26.7%
2010ANG, BYE, DFFC, GAS, GREB, JCM, OIE, QKU, RAVN33.3%
   Scored 4.5098 points

crusty boxing trainer  Howard "Howie" Steindler   Rocky's trainer Mickey was based on him
born on 6-23-1904
expired 3-??-1977 in Encino, California   age 72   cause: smothered; beaten during robbery
tv composer  Frederick Steiner   composed the theme for the tv Perry Mason show, the score for the movie The Color Purple and the theme for the Dudley Do-Right segment of Rocky & Bullwinkle; also wrote music for episodic tv shows like The Twighlight Zone, Star Trek (original series; over 2-dozen shows), Hogan's Heroes & Gunsmoke
born on 2-24-1919 in New York, New York
expired 6-23-2011 in Ajijic, Jalisco State, Mexico   age 92
Kenner co-founder  Joseph Lowenbach Steiner   with brothers Philip & Albert + nephew Robert launched toy company (1946)
born on 2-16-1907 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 5-11-2002 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 95
3-time Academy Award winning movie composer  Maximilian Raoul Steiner   won Best Musical Score oscar for The Informer (1935), Now, Voyager (1942) & Since You Went Away (1944); also scored King Kong (1931), Gone With the Wind (1939) and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
born on 5-10-1888 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 12-28-1971 in Hollywood, California   age 83
1920s & 30s pro wrassler  Hans Steinke   2
¤nickname: "The German Oak" 
expired 6-28-1971 in Chicago, Illinois   age 78   cause: lung cancer
the Mackinac Bridge as seen from a webcam in the toll plaza at it's northern end bridge designer  David Barnard Steinman   designed the Sydney Harbor Bridge (Australia), Tagus River Bridge (Portugal) and Mackinac Straits Bridge (Mackinaw City, Michigan)
expired 8-21-1960 in New York, New York   age 73
Rockefeller University biologist  Ralph Marvin Steinman   shared the 2011 Nobel prize in Medicine for the discovery of the immune system's sentinel dendritic cells; died just before announcement of award but before the committee knew he was dead
born on 1-14-1943 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 9-30-2011 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 68   cause: pancreatic cancer
engineer & inventor  Charles Proteus Steinmetz   with GE since its founding
¤born: Karl August Rudolf Steinmetz 
born on 4-9-1865 in Breslau, Prussia (now Wroclaw, Poland)
expired 10-26-1923 in Schenectady, New York   age 58
retired piano maker  Harry Ziegler Steinway   great-grandson of company founder Heinrich Engelhard Steinway; last family member to head the firm (sold it to CBS)
born on 8-23-1915 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 9-18-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 93
engineer-turned-GM CEO/Chairman (1990-92)  Robert Carl Stempel   pushed for the development of the EV1 electric car (1990s)
born on 7-15-1933 in Trenton, New Jersey
expired 5-7-2011 in West Palm Beach, Florida   age 77
   Contest Selectors
2000BOD14%
2001BOD12½%
2002BOD9.1%
2004BOD5.6%

Hall of Fame manager  Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel
born on 7-30-1890
expired 9-30-1975 in Glendale, California   age 85
retired Mississippi Senator (1947-89)  John Cornelius Stennis
born on 8-3-1901 in Kemper County, Mississippi
expired 4-23-1995   age 93
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA7.7%
1980 HA6.3%

to next English ruler: Henry IIto previous English ruler: Matildato next English ruler: Matildato previous English ruler: Henry I English king (1135-1141, 1141-1154)  Stephen I   grandson of William the Conquerer; nephew of Henry I; briefly replaced by Matilda; last Norman ruler of England
¤aka: "Stephen of Boulogne" 
born on --1100
expired ??-??-1154   age 54
Bristol (England) barber  Charles G. Stephens   third person to go over Niagara Falls as a stunt (in a barrel on July 11, 1920); tied himself to the inside of the barrel & to the anvil that he used for ballast; when the barrel hit the water the anvil kept going — the only thing that was found was his arm (still lashed to the barrel)
expired 7-11-1920 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada   age 58   cause: drowned; blood loss from severed arm
AKS: Stevens
journalist & explorer  John Lloyd Stephens   re-discovered Mayan City of Cópan in Honduras (1839)
born on 11-28-1805 in Shrewsbury, New Jersey
expired 10-12-1852 in New York, New York   age 46
horse trainer  Woodford C. "Woody" Stephens
born on 9-1-1913 in Stanton, Kentucky
expired 8-22-1998 in Miami Lakes, Florida   age 84   cause: complications from emphysema
comedian  Charles Frederick "Skip" Stephenson   co-host of Real People tv series
born on 4-18-1948 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 5-18-1992   age 44
gynecologist Dr.  Patrick Christopher Steptoe   test tube baby pioneer (with physiologist Robert G. Edwards); their work would garner the 2010 Nobel prize in medicine (only awarded to living individuals)
born on 6-9-1913 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
expired 3-21-1988 in Canterbury, Kent, England   age 74
1940s/50s film noir fem fatale  Jan Sterling   widow of actor Paul Douglas; "longtime companion" of actor Sam Wanamaker
¤born: Jane Sterling Adriance 
born on 4-3-1921 in New York, New York
expired 3-26-2004 in Woodland Hills, California   age 82   cause: complications from strokes & a broken hip
AKS: Stirling
Broadway, movie and tv actor  Philip Sterling
born on 10-9-1922
expired 11-30-1998 in Woodland Hills, California   age 76   cause: complications from myelofibrosis
actor  Robert Sterling   played Captain Lee Crane in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea; husband of Ann Sothern (1943-49) & Anne Jeffreys (1951-death)
¤born: William Sterling Hart 
born on 11-13-1917 in New Castle, Pennsylvania
expired 5-30-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 88   cause: shingles
   Contest Selectors
2006NFG3.3%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

Humble Oil Co. co-founder  Ross S. Sterling   Texas governor (1931-33)
expired 3-25-1949 in Fort Worth, Texas   age 74   cause: heart ailment
famous 'Ramparts' Magazine cover of Madame Nhu as an MSU cheerleader artist, designer, illustrator  Dugald Robert Stermer   was the art director for Ramparts magazine (1964-70); designed the medals for the 1984 L.A. Summer Olympic games
born on 12-17-1936
expired 12-2-2011 in San Francisco, California   age 74   cause: respiratory & cardiac failure; skin cancer
cover of the October 1971 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with model Darin Stern fashion model  Darine A. Stern   1st black women to make a solo appearance on the cover of Playboy magazine
born on 11-16-1947 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-5-1994 in Chicago, Illinois   age 46   cause: complications from breast cancer
former newspaper publisher  David Stern III   wrote novel Francis the Talking Mule
¤pseudonym: Peter Stirling 
born on 9-2-1909 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-22-2003 in San Francisco, California   age 94
violinist  Isaac Stern
born on 7-21-1920 in Kreminiecz, Ukraine, USSR
expired 9-22-2001 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: heart failure
tv writer  Leonard Bernard Stern   wrote for The Honeymooners, The Phil Silvers Show, The Steve Allen Show, Get Smart (also produced) & McMillan and Wife (also created, produced & directed); he was the co-creator of the game Mad Libs
born on 12-23-1922 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 6-7-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 87   cause: heart failure
physicist  Otto Stern   discovered the magnetic moment of the proton; received the 1943 Nobel prize in physics
born on 2-17-1888 in Sorau, Upper Silesia, Germany
expired 8-17-1969 in Berkeley, California   age 81
writer  Richard Martin Stern   author of The Tower (co-inspiration for 1974 movie The Towering Inferno)
born on 3-17-1915 in Fresno, California
expired 10-31-2001 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 86
druggie/SDS/Weatherman "writer"  Susan Stern   member of the Seattle Seven (1970)
¤born: Susan Tanenbaum 
born on 1-31-1943 in New York, New York
expired 7-31-1976 in Seattle, Washington   age 33   cause: complications following heart seizure
radio sportscaster  William "Bill" Stern
born on 7-1-1907 in Rochester, New York
expired 11-19-1971 in Rye, New York   age 64   cause: heart attack
mellowed-out chemist  Leo Henryk Sternbach   invented Valium
born on 5-7-1908 in Abbazia, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia)
expired 9-28-2005 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina   age 97
former Nonesuch Records director & producer (1965-79)  Teresa Sterne
born on 3-29-1927 in New York, New York
expired 12-10-2000 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: ALS
supergeezer  Helen Caroline Stetter
born on 11-18-1893 in Chadron, Nebraska
expired 6-1-2007 in Valentine, Nebraska   age 113
   Contest Selectors
2007RPRM3.2%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (two to be exact)

transportation designer  Brooks Stevens   designed the Oscar Mayer wienermobile
born on 6-7-1911
expired 1-4-1995   age 83
actor  Craig Stevens   played Peter Gunn in 1950s tv series; married to Alexis Smith (1944-93)
¤born: Gail Shikles Jr. 
born on 7-8-1918 in Liberty, Missouri
expired 5-10-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: cancer
Dave's alter-ego rescues Bettie graphic artist  David Lee "Dave" Stevens   created The Rocketeer graphic novel (1982); the Rocketeer's (Cliff Secord) girfriend Jenny Blake was based upon Bettie Page; was briefly married to Brinke Stevens (1980-81)
born on 7-29-1955 in Lynwood, California
expired 3-10-2008 in Turlock, California   age 53   cause: complications from leukemia
movie director  George Stevens   received oscars for Place in the Sun (1951; based upon An American Tragedy) & Giant (1956); also made Shane (1953) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
born on 12-8-1904 in Oakland, California
expired 3-8-1975 in Lancaster, California   age 70   cause: heart attack
"hot" but troubled actress  Inger Stevens   made numerous suicide attempts before she got it right
born on 10-18-1934 in Stockholm, Sweden
expired 4-30-1970 in Hollywood, California   age 35   cause: suicide; barbituate overdose
former Daystar Productions head  Leslie A. Stevens III   creator of The Outer Limits tv series (1963); wrote/directed Incubus (1965)
born on 2-3-1924 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 4-24-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: complications following emergency angioplasty; blod clot
1946 Miss America  Marilyn Buferd Stevens
born on 1-30-1925 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-27-1990 in Austin, Texas   age 65   cause: pancreatic cancer
character actor  Onslow Stevens
¤born: Onslow Ford Stevenson 
born on 3-29-1906 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-5-1977 in Van Nuys, California   age 70
American Media Inc. photographer/photo editor  Robert "Bob" Stevens   first victim of Bruce Ivins' terrorist plot
born on 6-20-1938
expired 10-5-2001 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 63   cause: inhalation anthrax
disgraced Alaska senator (December 1968-January 2009)  Theodore Fulton "Ted" Stevens   prior to his criminal convictions was second only to Robert Byrd in his pork barrel project earmarks; the convictions were thrown out for Nyfong-level prosecutorial misconduct
born on 11-18-1923 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
expired 8-9-2010 in Dillingham, Alaska (20 miles north of)   age 86   cause: plane crash
   Contest Selectors
2009GOHI, MoFa6.7%

Cleveland 2nd term vice president (1893-97)  Adlai Ewing Stevenson Sr.
born on 10-23-1835 in Christian County, Kentucky
expired 6-14-1914 in Chicago, Illinois   age 78
politician  Adlai Ewing Stevenson Jr.   Democratic candidate for president in 1952 & 1956, lost both times to Eisenhower; UN ambassador 1961-65
born on 2-5-1900 in Los Angeles, California
expired 7-14-1965 in London, England   age 65
Doyle Dane Bernbach advertising copy writer  Edyth Vaughn "Edie" Stevenson   wrote the original 1973 Life cereal "Mikey" ad ("...he hates everything.")
¤ex-Mrs. Jack Mann (1949-66)
"longtime partner" of: Gordon H. Price 
born on 9-18-1930 in Morristown, New Jersey
expired 12-13-2011 in Westport, Massachusetts   age 81   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
former American Theater Wing president (1965-98)  Isabelle Stevenson
¤née: Lubow 
born on 5-15-1913 in Vineland, New Jersey
expired 12-27-2003 in New York, New York   age 90
actor  McLean Stevenson   played Col. Henry Blake on tv's M*A*S*H; starred in Hello, Larry (1979); was a cousin of Adlai Stevenson; note the proximity of his death to Roger Bowen's
born on 11-14-1929 in Normal, Illinois
expired 2-15-1996 in Tarzana, California   age 66   cause: heart attack
skateboarding innovator  Richard Larry Stevenson   created the Makaha skateboard
born on 12-22-1930
expired 3-25-2012 in Santa Monica, California   age 81   cause: Parkinson's disease
movie director  Robert Stevnson   made I Married a Communist (1949) & Mary Poppins (1964)
born on 3-31-1905 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England
expired 11-4-1986 in Santa Barbara, California   age 81
author  Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson   wrote Kidnapped, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island & The Wrong Box (1889)
born on 11-13-1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 12-3-1894 in Vailima, Samoa   age 44   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
epidemiologist Dr.  Alice Mary Stewart   proved the link between exposure to radiation and cancer
¤née: Naish 
born on 10-4-1906 in Sheffield, England
expired 6-23-1995   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG
2005ANG

Tennessee senator (1938-48)  Arthur T. Stewart   chief prosecutor in the Scopes "monkey trial"
expired 10-11-1972 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 73
humorist  Donald Ogden Stewart   member of the Algonquin Round Table
born on 11-30-1894 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 8-2-1980 in London, England   age 85
actress & game show hostess  Elaine Stewart   wife of Merrill Heatter; had appeared as a hostess on the High Rollers & Gambit tv game shows
¤born: Elsy Steinberg 
born on 5-31-1929 in Montclair, New Jersey
expired 6-27-2011 in Beverly Hills, CaLifornia   age 82   cause: "a long illness"
country singer  Gary Stewart
born on 5-28-1945 in Jenkins, Kentucky
expired 12-16-2003 in Fort Pierce, Florida   age 58   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
Jimmy's wife  Gloria Hatrick McLean Stewart
born on 3-10-1918
expired 2-16-1994   age 75   cause: cancer
Country Music Hall of Fame inductee(1972)  Henry Ellis "Redd" Stewart   wrote lyrics to Tennessee Waltz (to Pee Wee King's music; 1948)
born on 5-27-1921 in Ashland City, Tennessee
expired 8-2-2003 in Saint Matthews, Kentucky   age 82   cause: complications from head injuries sustained in fall
beloved actor  James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart   as his friend Harvey would attest he had a Wonderful Life for a Man Who Knew Too Much although he did suffer from Vertigo in The Spirit of Saint Louis
born on 5-20-1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania
expired 7-2-1997 in Beverly Hills, California   age 89   cause: blood clot in lungs
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%
1980 BB, EB, EK, HP, VA31.3%

game show announcer  Jay Stewart
born on 9-6-1918 in Summitville, Indiana
expired 9-17-1989 in Hollywood, California   age 71   cause: suicide; gunshot to head; cancer
singer/songwriter  John Stewart   performed with the Kingston Trio (1961-67 replacing co-founder Dave Guard); wrote Daydream Believer for the Monkees
born on 9-5-1939 in San Diego, California
expired 1-19-2008 in San Diego, California   age 68   cause: brain aneurysm
AKS: stroke
"Secret Santa"  Larry D. Stewart   gave away lots of $100 bills at Christmastime
born on 4-1-1948 in Bruce, Mississippi
expired 1-12-2007 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 58   cause: esophageal cancer
   Contest Selectors
2007RAVN3.2%
   Scored 9.2000 solo points

epidemiologist  Mary Alice Stewart   proved the link between exposure to radiation and cancer
¤née: Naish 
born on 10-4-1906 in Shefield, England
expired 6-23-2002   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2002ANG

playwright  Michael Stewart   wrote Bye Bye Birdie
¤born: Michael Rubin 
born on 8-1-1929 in New York, New York
expired 9-20-1987   age 58
character actor  Milton "Mel" Stewart   played Henry Jefferson (George's brother) on All in the Family & Dr. Graves in Bride of Re-Animator (1990); also an accomplished jazz saxophonist
born on 9-19-1929 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 2-24-2002 in Pacifica, California   age 72   cause: Alzheimer's disease
thespian  Nicodemus "Nick" Stewart   voice of Br'er Bear in Song of the South (1946); played janitor Lightnin' on Amos 'n' Andy tv series (1951-53)
¤born: Horace Winfred Stewart 
born on 3-15-1910 in New York, New York
expired 12-18-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 90
professional golfer  Payne Stewart
born on 1-30-1957 in Springfield, Missouri
expired 10-25-1999 in Mina, South Dakota   age 42   cause: hypoxia/asphyxiation/Lear Jet crash
former Supreme Court Associate Justice (1958-81)  Potter Stewart
born on 1-13-1915 in Jackson, Michigan
expired 12-7-1985 in Hanover, New Hampshire   age 70
   Contest Selectors
1980 JH6.3%

pediatrician & epidemiologist Dr.  William Huffman Stewart   was Lyndon Johnson's Surgeon General (1965-69); put the first health warning on packs of cigarettes (1966) — Warning: Smoking may be hazardous to your health (Duh!)
born on 5-19-1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 4-23-2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 86
1939 Oz Munchkin  Donna Jean Stewart-Hardaway
¤née: Johnson 
born on --1933
expired 12-4-2008 in Pinch, West Virginia   age 75
research mathematician  George Robert Stibitz   a "father" of the modern digital computer
born on 4-30-1904
expired 1-31-1995   age 90
former Army Air Corps bomber crewman Sgt.  Joseph S. Stiborik   radar operator on the Enola Gay
born on 12-21-1914
expired 6-30-1984 in Rockdale, Illinois   age 69   cause: heart attack
actress  Dorothy Stickney
born on 6-21-1897 in Dickinson, North Dakota
expired 6-2-1998 in New York, New York   age 101
photographer  Alfred Stieglitz   husband of Georgia O'Keeffe
expired 7-13-1946 in New York, New York   age 72
University of Chicago economist  George Joseph Stigler   received the 1982 Nobel prize in economics
born on 1-17-1911 in Renton, Washington
expired 12-1-1991   age 80
former St. Louis Browns pitcher  Rolland Mays "Rollie" Stiles   he once pitched to Babe Ruth
¤nickname: "Lena" 
born on 11-17-1906 in Ratcliff, Arkansas
expired 7-22-2007 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2003JL5.6%
2007KLS3.2%
   Scored 5.0000 solo points

classical composer  William Grant Still   wrote Afro-American Symphony (1931)
born on 5-11-1895 in Woodville, Mississippi
expired 12-3-1978 in Los Angeles, California   age 83
lyricist  Al Stillman   co-wrote Chances Are & Home for the Holidays
born on 6-26-1906 in New York, New York
expired 2-17-1979 in New York, New York   age 72
Monitor Records co-founder (1956)  Michael Stillman   donated the label's recordings to the Smithsonian in 1999
¤born: Mikhail "Mischa" Stillman 
born on 11-1-1915 in Saratov, Russia
expired 4-15-2003 in Somers, New York   age 87
General  Joseph W. Stilwell
¤nickname: "Vinegar Joe" 
expired 10-12-1946 in San Francisco, California   age 63
Hoover Secretary of State  Henry Lewis Stimson   Secretary of War under Taft, Roosevelt and Truman
expired 10-20-1950 in Huntington, New York   age 83   cause: heart attack
New England Patriots receiver  Darryl Floyd Stingley   suffered career-ending "hit" that broke his neck in an exhibition game against the Oakland Raiders (8/12/1978)
born on 9-18-1951 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-5-2007 in Chicago, Illinois   age 55   cause: bronchial pneumonia; heart disease; quadriplegia
chemical engineer  Norman H. Stingley   invented the Superball (1965)
born on 1-29-1920
expired 10-24-2006 in Orange, California   age 86
pioneering aviatrix  Marjorie Stinson   issued license number 9 (1914)
born on 7-5-1894
expired 4-15-1975 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 80
 Edward "Sonny" Stitt
born on 2-2-1924 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 7-22-1982   age 58
retired Tremco Manufacturing Corp. salesman  Robert J. Stock   was the tail gunner aboard the "Great Artiste" B-29 bomber (observation/support) when the "Bockscar" B-29 dropped the Fat Man bomb on Nagasaki (the crews of the two planes switched for this mission — Stock was usually tail gunner on the "Bockscar")
born on 11-6-1923 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
expired 8-25-2007 in Fort Wayne, Indiana   age 83
A-Bomb known as 'Fatman'
former vice-presidential candidate & retired vice admiral  James Bond Stockdale Sr.   "Why am I here?"
¤mother's maiden name: "Bond" 
born on 12-23-1923 in Abingdon, Illinois
expired 7-5-2005 in Coronado, California   age 81   cause: Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
2004TAP5.6%
2005RAVN, TBC8.7%
   Scored 5.6500 points

computer science researcher/professor  Thomas Greenway Stockham Jr.   co-founded Soundstream (1975); received 1998 Motion Picture Academy Science & Technology plaque
¤"the father of digital recording" 
born on 12-22-1933 in Passaic, New Jersey
expired 1-6-2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah   age 70   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
"modern" composer  Karlheinz Stockhausen
born on 8-22-1928 in Mödrath, Germany
expired 12-5-2007 in Kürten, Germany   age 79
   Contest Selectors
2005TBC4.3%

AKS: Moedrath Kuerten
1940s woman's body builder  Abbye W. "Pudgy" Stockton   she wrote columns for women in Health and Fitness magazine
¤née: Eville 
born on 8-11-1917 in Santa Monica, California
expired 6-26-2006 in Santa Monica, California   age 88   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
2006CSI3.3%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

forgetable actor  Guy Stockwell   brother of Dean
born on 11-16-1934 in New York, New York
expired 2-6-2002 in Prescott, Arizona   age 69
inventor  Charles Fuller Stoddard   invented the pneumatic mail tube and Ampico player piano
expired 4-29-1958 in New York, New York   age 81
 Paul J. Stojanovich   creator/executive producer of World's Wildest Police Videos; also worked on the COPS series
born on 2-13-1956
expired 3-15-2003 in Treasures Cove, Oregon   age 47   cause: fell off 300 foot cliff into Pacific Ocean surf
Irish author  Abraham "Bram" Stoker   wrote Lair of the White Worm, Dracula (1897); its sequel, Dracula's Guest, was published posthumously in 1937; manager for actor Henry S. Irving (1890-1912)
born on 11-8-1847 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 4-20-1912 in London, England   age 64
former Cleveland mayor (1968-71)  Carl B. Stokes
born on 6-21-1927 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 4-3-1996   age 68   cause: cancer
game show producer/host  Michael "Mike" Stokey Sr.   gave us Pantomime Quiz (1948-70); it was renamed Stump the Stars in the 1960s; the show appeared on all 4 early networks (CBS, Dumont, NBC & ABC); at first Emmy awards (1949) lost for Most Outstanding Personality (to a ventriloquist) but won for producing the Most Popular Program
born on 9-14-1918 in Shreveport, Louisiana
expired 9-7-2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 84   cause: complications from liver disease
Gallaudet University linguistics professor  William C. Stokoe Jr.   established American Sign Language as a legitimate language in its own right; wrote Sign Language Structure (1960) & co-wrote A Dictionary of American Sign Language on Linguistic Principles (1964)
born on 7-21-1919
expired 4-4-2000 in Chevy Chase, Maryland   age 80
conductor  Leopold Anthony Stokowski   conducted the music for and appeared in Fantasia (1940)
born on 4-18-1882 in London, England
expired 9-13-1977 in Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England   age 95   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA

film writer/producer/director  Andrew L. Stone   made Stormy Weather (1943) & Song of Norway (1970)
born on 7-16-1902 in Oakland, California
expired 6-9-1999   age 96
actor  Christopher Stone
born on 10-4-1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire
expired 10-29-1995 in Los Angeles, California   age 53   cause: heart attack
actor & director  Ezra Chaim Stone   radio's Henry Aldrich
born on 12-2-1917 in New Bedford, Massachusetts
expired 3-3-1994   age 76
Supreme Court chief justice  Harlan Fiske Stone
expired 4-22-1946 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 73
character actor  Harold J. Stone
¤born: Harold Hochstein 
born on 3-3-1913 in New York, New York
expired 11-18-2005 in Woodland Hills, California   age 92
actor  Hugh Milburn Stone   played "Doc" Galen Adams on Gunsmoke tv series
born on 7-5-1904 in Burrton, Kansas
expired 6-12-1980 in La Jolla, California   age 75   cause: heart failure
author  Irving Stone
born on 7-14-1903 in San Francisco, California
expired 8-26-1989   age 86
greeting card executive  Irving I. Stone   took over father's business, Saperstein Greeting Card Co. (1918); changed it's name to American Greetings Corp.
born on 4-5-1909 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 1-17-2000 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 90
publisher  Isidor Feinstein Stone
born on 12-24-1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-18-1989   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW7.7%
1980 BD6.3%

music writer, arranger and producer (for Atlantic records)  Jesse Stone   wrote Shake, Rattle and Roll
born on 11-16-1901 in Atchison, Kansas
expired 4-1-1999 in Altamonte Springs, Florida   age 97
Sir  John Richard Nicholas Stone   1984 Nobel laureate in economics
born on 8-30-1913 in London, England
expired 12-6-1991 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 78
character actor  Leonard J. Stone   played Doc Joslyn on the Camp Runamuck tv series (1966), Farnum in two episodes of Lost In Space (1967 & 68), Violet Beauregarde's father in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) & butler/concierge Charles in Soylent Green (1973)
born on 11-3-1923 in Salem, Oregon
expired 11-2-2011 in Encinitas, California   age 87   cause: cancer
Judge Hardy movie actor  Lewis Stone
expired 9-12-1953 in Hollywood, California   age 73
 Martin Stone   produced the Howdy Doody kiddies show (1940s and 50s)
born on 5-26-1915
expired 6-7-1998 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 83   cause: heart attack
former U.S. News & World Report editor (1976-85)  Marvin L. Stone
born on 2-26-1924
expired 5-1-2000 in Falls Church, Virginia   age 76   cause: cancer
playwright/scenarist  Peter H. Stone   wrote screenplays to Charade (1963) & Father Goose (1964; original screenplay oscar); won an Emmy for an episode of The Defenders (1062); wrote play 1776; adapted the musical Sweet Charity for the screen
¤pen name: Pierre Marton 
born on 2-27-1930 in Los Angeles, California
expired 4-26-2003 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: pulmonary fibrosis
cartoon music composer  Richard Stone   graduate of the Carl Stalling School of Looney Tunesmiths; composed for Animaniacs & Freakazoid!
born on 11-27-1953
expired 3-9-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 47   cause: pancreatic cancer
poetess  Ruth Stone
¤née: Perkins 
born on 6-8-1915 in Roanoke, Virginia
expired 11-19-2011 in Ripton, Vermont   age 96
insurance mogul  William Clement Stone   founded Combined International Corp. (now Aon Corp.)
born on 5-4-1902 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-3-2002 in Evanston, Illinois   age 100   cause: pneumonia
surviving World War I veteran  William Frederick Stone   served in the British Royal Navy
born on 9-23-1900 in Lidstone, Devonshire, England
expired 1-10-2009 in Sindlesham, Berkshire, England   age 108
   Contest Selectors
2009DFFC3.3%
   Scored 4.2000 solo points

former Giants baseball team owner (1936-76)  Horace C. Stoneham   moved team from New York City to San Francisco after 1957 season
born on 7-10-1903 in Jersey City, New Jersey
expired 1-7-1990 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 86
weapons expert  Eugene Morrison Stoner   designed the M-16 combat rifle
born on 11-22-1922 in Gasport, Indiana
expired 4-24-1997 in Palm City, Florida   age 74   cause: cancer
white supremacist  Jesse Benjamin Stoner Jr.   (adult) lifetime member of the KKK; convict of involvement in the 1958 bombing of Bethel Church in Birmingham, Alabama
born on 4-13-1924 in Walker County, Georgia
expired 4-23-2005 in La Fayette, Georgia   age 81   cause: complications from pneumonia
character actor  Kevin Stoney   played Thrsyllus, Tiberius' quack astrologer in the I, Claudius mini-series (1976) & Tyron in a number of Dr. Who episodes (most notably "Geisel Hears From Who")
born on 7-25-1921 in London, England
expired 1-20-2008 in Cheswick, London, England   age 86   cause: skin cancer
over-reaching mediocrity  Willi Stoph   started as a Nazi corporal; advance to Communist General; wound up as East German premier; the Peter Principle run amok
born on 7-9-1914 in Berlin, Germany
expired 4-13-1999 in Berlin, Germany   age 84
 Norma Storch   wife of Larry; subject of 1996 PBS documentary Secret Daughter (June Cross)
¤born: Norma Greve 
born on 4-6-1922 in Pocatello, Idaho
expired 8-28-2003 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: cancer
former broadcast executive  George B. Storer
born on 11-10-1899 in Champaign, Illinois
expired 11-4-1975 in Miami, Florida   age 75
My Little Margie actress  Gale Storm   no relation to Tempest Storm
¤born: Josephine Owaissa Cottle 
born on 4-5-1922 in Bloomington, Texas
expired 6-27-2009 in Danville, California   age 87
   Contest Selectors
2006NFG3.3%
2007NFG3.2%
2008NFG3.1%
2009NFG3.3%
   Scored 6.3000 solo points

war criminal  Adolf Storms   while a sergeant with the 5th S.S. Panzer Division executed 58 civilian Jewish laborers in March 1945; changed his name after the war; only indicted in November 2009 once his new name became known
born on --1919 in Austria
expired 6-28-2010 in Duisburg, Germany   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2010TWOS3.7%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

AKS: Adolph
tv broadcaster  Ralph S. Story   was the second host of the tv game show The $64,000 Challenge (1956-58)
¤born: Ralph Bernard Snyder 
born on 8-19-1920 in Kalamazoo, Michigan
expired 9-26-2006 in Santa Ynez, California   age 86   cause: emphysema
film music composer  Herbert Stothart   won an Academy Award for his work on The Wizard of Oz (1939)
expired 2-1-1949 in Los Angeles, California   age 64
oil company clerk  Carl E. Stotz   founder of Little League baseball (1939)
born on 2-20-1910 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
expired 6-4-1992 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania   age 82
restauranteur & hotelier  Vernon B. Stouffer   former owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team (1966-72)
born on 8-22-1901 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 7-26-1974 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 72   cause: heart attack
crime novelist  Rex Todhunter Stout   created detective Nero Wolfe (1934)
born on 12-1-1886 in Noblesville, Indiana
expired 10-27-1975 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 88
 Dorothy Anne Stowe   with husband Irving was another one of the co-founders of Greenpeace
¤née: Rabinowitz 
born on 12-22-1920 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 7-23-2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Candada   age 89   cause: heart failure; kidney disease; leukemia; diabetes
author  Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe   wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
¤Mrs. Calvin Ellis Stowe 
born on 6-14-1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut
expired 7-1-1896 in Hartford, Connecticut   age 85
peacenik  Irving Stowe   another co-founder of Greenpeace
¤born: Irving Harold Strasmich 
born on 7-25-1915 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 10-28-1974 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   age 59   cause: pancreatic cancer
to March 1977 Playmate of Monthto January 1977 Playmate of Month Playboy February 1977 Playmate of Month  "Star" Stowe
¤birth name: Ellen Louise Stowe
ex-Mrs. Peter Maligo 
born on 3-19-1956 in Little Rock, Arkansas
expired 3-15-1997 in Coral Springs, Florida   age 40   cause: murdered by serial killer
(1966) "Pied Piper" vocalist  Crispian St. Peters   had suffered from pneumonia, a stroke & emphysema
¤born Robin Peter Smith 
born on 4-5-1939 in Swanley, Kent, England
expired 6-8-2010 in Swanley, Kent, England   age 71
Iowa farmer  Alvin R. Straight   subject of 1999 movie: he drove a 1966 John Deere riding lawn mower 240 miles from Lauren, Iowa to Mount Zion, Wisconsin to see his ailing brother
born on 10-17-1920
expired 11-9-1996 in Sioux City, Iowa   age 76   cause: heart attack
character actress  Beatrice Whitney Straight   won Supporting Actress oscar for playing William Holden's wife in Network (1976); played the Queen Mother on Wonder Woman tv series (1977); also won a Tony & Emmy
born on 8-2-1915 in Old Westbury, New York
expired 4-7-2001 in Northridge, California   age 86
former football coach  Henry Louis "Hank" Stram
¤born: Henry L. Wilczek 
born on 1-3-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-4-2005 in Covington, Louisiana   age 82   cause: complications from diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2004LMLD, MJ11.1%
2005ANG, DTM8.7%
   Scored 5.5500 points

AKS: Stramm
Champion Spark Plug founder  Robert Allen Stranahan   company president 1910-54
expired 2-9-1962 in Toledo, Ohio   age 75
character actor  Glenn Strange   played the (Frankenstein) Monster in House of Frankenstein (1944) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948); also played Sam the bartender at the Long Branch Saloon on Gunsmoke (1961-73)
born on 8-16-1899 in Weed, New Mexico
expired 9-20-1973 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: lung cancer
World War II Marine Sgt.  Mike Strank   one of the six marines who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi
born on --1919 in Jarabenia, Czechoslovakia
expired 3-1-1945 in Iwo Jima, Japan   age 25   cause: mortar shell explosion
acting coach  Lee Strasberg
¤born: Israel Strassberg 
born on 11-17-1901 in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary
expired 2-17-1982   age 80
   Contest Selectors
1980 EB, HP12.5%

stage actress  Susan Elizabeth Strasberg   daughter of Lee; originated the title role in The Diary of Anne Frank
born on 5-22-1938 in New York, New York
expired 1-21-1999 in New York, New York   age 60   cause: cancer
one-time Nazi theoretician  Otto Strasser   broke with Hitler; got booted out of the Nazi Party (poor baby); founded rival party, the Black Front (stupid move); escaped from Germany one step ahead of the Gestapo
expired 8-27-1974 in München, Germany   age 76
writing syndicate founder  Edward L. Stratemeyer   used ghost writers to churn out various book series under fictional authorship: Bobbsey Twins, Hardy Boys adventures, Honey Bunch and Norman, etc.; his daughter continued the syndicate after him
born on 10-4-1862 in Elizabeth, New Jersey
expired 5-10-1930 in Newark, New Jersey   age 67
cover of 'Playboy' with future playmate Dorothy Strattento September 1979 Playmate of Monthto July 1979 Playmate of Month Playboy August 1979 Playmate of Month & 1980 Playmate of the Year  Dorothy Jo Stratten   first appeared in the January 1979 "The Great Playmate Hunt" feature; had affair with Peter Bogdanovich while married to Paul Snider; subject of movies Star 80 (1983) and Death of a Centerfold (1981)
¤born: Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten 
born on 2-28-1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
expired 8-14-1980 in Los Angeles, California   age 20   cause: homicide; shotgun blast to head at close range
AKS: Straten Stratton Straten Hoogstratten Hoogstratton Hoogstraton
ceramicist  Mary Chase Perry Stratton   co-founded Detroit's Pewabic Pottery studio (1903-69)
¤Mrs. William Buck Stratton 
born on 3-15-1867 in Hancock, Michigan
expired 3-16-1961 in Detroit, Michigan   age 94
former Oregon governor (1975-9)  Robert William Straub
born on 5-6-1920 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-27-2002 in Springfield, Oregon   age 82   cause: Alzheimer's disease
R.H. Macy Co. co-owner (1896-1912)  Isador Straus   went down with the Titanic
born on 2-6-1845 in Otterberg, Germany
expired 4-15-1912 in North Atlantic Ocean   age 67   cause: drowned
former West German Defense Minister  Franz Strauss
born on 9-6-1915 in München, Germany
expired 10-3-1988 in München, Germany   age 73
 Franz Strauss   son of Richard
expired 2-20-1980   age 83
Viennese waltz composer  Johann Strauß Sr.   father of Jr.; "Father of the Waltz"
born on 3-14-1804 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 9-25-1849 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary   age 45
Viennese waltz composer  Johann Strauß Jr.   wrote On the Beautiful Blue Danube; son of Sr.
born on 10-25-1825 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-3-1899 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary   age 73
movie sound editor & tv theme composer  John Leonard Strauss   wrote theme song to Car 54, Where Are You?; won 1977 Emmy for the sound editing of The Amazing Howard Hughes; won 1984 Grammy for th Best Classical Album for the Amadeus soundtrack (he also appeared in the film as an orchestra conductor); divorced from Charlotte Rae (1951-75; two kids), he took up with Lionel Friedman ( -2003)
born on 4-28-1920 in New York, New York
expired 2-14-2011 in West Los Angeles, California   age 90   cause: Parkinson's disease
early movie cinematographer  Karl Strauss   photographed Ben Hur (1925) & Sunrise (1927; cinematography oscar)
born on 11-30-1886 in New York, New York
expired 12-16-1981 in Santa Monica, California   age 95   cause: heart failure
composer  Richard Strauss
expired 9-8-1949 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany   age 85   cause: uremia
character actor  Robert Strauss   played Stosh in play (1951) & movie (1953) of Stalag 17
born on 11-8-1913 in New York, New York
expired 2-20-1975 in New York, New York   age 61
composer  Igor Feodorovich Stravinsky   wrote The Firebird (1911), Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913)
born on 6-17-1882 in Oranienbaum, Russia
expired 4-6-1971 in New York, New York   age 88   cause: heart failure
former CBS News reporter (1952-86)  Neil Edward Strawser   anchored CBS Radio' coverage of the assassination of JFK
born on 8-16-1927 in Rittman, Ohio
expired 12-31-2005 in Georgetown, Maryland   age 78   cause: heart attack
jazz pianist and composer  William Thomas "Billy" Strayhorn   worked with Duke Ellington
expired 5-31-1967 in New York, New York   age 51
Nazi party war criminal  Julius Streicher   wrote most of their anti-Semitic claptrap
born on 2-12-1885 in Fleinhausen bei Augsberg, Germany
expired 10-16-1946 in Nuremburg, Germany   age 61   cause: hanged
former Reichs-Kanzler  Gustav Stresemann   part-originator of the Locarno Pact; shared the 1926 Nobel peace prize
born on 5-10-1878 in Berlin, Germany
expired 10-3-1929 in Berlin, Germany   age 51   cause: stroke
laboratory scene from `Bride of Frankenstein' movie effects guy  Kenneth Strickfaden   responsible for the special electrical effects seen in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) & Young Frankenstein (1974)
born on 5-23-1896
expired 2-??-1984 in Inglewood, California   age 87
actor  David Gordon Strickland Jr.   played Todd on Suddenly Susan
born on 10-14-1970 in Glen Cove, New York
expired 3-22-1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 28   cause: suicide; hanged at Oasis Motel
actor/publicist  Raymond L. Stricklyn
born on 10-8-1928 in Houston, Texas
expired 5-14-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 73   cause: chronic emphysema
to next Ripper Victim: Catherine Eddowesto previous Ripper Victim: Annie Chapman 19th century London prostitute  Elizabeth Stride   third victim of Jack the Ripper
¤born: Elisabeth Gustafsdotter; aka: Long Liz 
born on 11-27-1843 in Torslander Parrish (near Gothenburg), Sweden
expired 9-30-1888 in London, England   age 44   cause: murdered; throat slit; body mutilated
good-old-boy Tallahatchie County sheriff (1951-55)  Henry Clarence Strider Sr.   conducted the inept "investigation" into the murder of Emmett Till
born on 6-27-1904
expired 12-??-1970 in Issaqueno County, Mississippi   age 66   cause: heart attack
WXYZ radio drama scriptwriter  Francis Hamilton Striker Sr.   created series & wrote scripts for The Lone Ranger and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon radio serials
born on 8-19-1903 in Buffalo, New York
expired 9-4-1962 in East Aurora, New York   age 59   cause: head-on car crash
AKS: Sargeant Sergeant
Olympic sprinter/hurdler  Shirley Barbara Strickland-de la Hunty   in the 1948, 1952 & 1956 games won 7 medals: 3 gold, 1 silver & 3 bronze
born on 7-18-1925 in Guildford, Western Australia, Australia
expired 2-17-2004 in Perth, Australia   age 78
novelist  Arthur Stringer   author of the Perils of Pauline movie serial
expired 9-14-1950 in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey   age 76
tv producer & B-movie director  Herbert L. Strock   made such gems as Gog (1954), I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), Blood of Dracula (1957), How to Make a Monster (1958) & The Crawling Hand (1963)
born on 1-13-1918 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 11-30-2005 in Moreno Valley, California   age 87   cause: heart failure; auto accident
L.A. Ram & actor  Woodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Strode   played the gladiator that fought Spartacus in the movie of the same name (1960)
born on 7-28-1914 in Los Angeles, California
expired 12-31-1994 in Glendora, California   age 80   cause: lung cancer
Alfredo Stroessner & Francisco Franco --- now they're BOTH still dead! former Paraguayan dictator (1954-89)  Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda   overthrew Federico Chávez
born on 11-13-1912 in Encarnación, Paraguay
expired 8-16-2006 in Brasilia, Brazil   age 93   cause: pneumonia; stroke
   Contest Selectors
1979RR7.7%
2000ANG14%
2002ANG9.1%
2003ANG, RR11.1%
2004ANG, RR11.1%
2005RR4.3%
2006RR3.3%
   Scored 5.7000 solo points

former brewery executive  Peter W. Stroh
born on 12-18-1927
expired 9-17-2002 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan   age 74   cause: brain cancer
actor  Edson Stroll   played Virgil Edwards on McHale's Navy tv series
born on 1-6-1929 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-18-2011 in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, California   age 82   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2008GAS3.1%

former NBA referee  Earl Strom
born on 12-15-1927 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
expired 7-10-1994   age 66
AKS: Stromm
movie producer  Hunt Stromberg   made oscar-winning The Great Ziegfeld (1936), The Thin Man movies and a number of Nelson Eddy-Jeanette MacDonald musicals
born on 7-12-1894 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 8-22-1968 in Santa Monica, California   age 74
astronomy researcher  John D. Strong
born on 1-15-1905
expired 3-28-1992   age 87
actor  Michael Strong   played Dr. Roger Korby in original Star Trek episode What Are Little Girls Made Of? (1966)
born on 8-8-1918 in New York, New York
expired 9-16-1980 in Los Angeles, California   age 62   cause: cancer
avian disease authority  Robert Stroud   doing life in the slammer for murder
¤aka: "The Bird Man of Alcatraz
expired 11-21-1963 in Springfield, Missouri   age 73
dentist Dr.  Charles H. Strub   built Santa Anita racetrack; introduced photo-finishes end electric timing of races
expired 3-28-1958 in Los Angeles, California   age 73
retired Kroger Co. executive  John L. Strubbe   he guided development of the Universal Product Code (UPC) & scanner system
born on 6-27-1921
expired 12-14-1996   age 75
inventor Dr.  Odo J. Struger   invented the Programmable Logic Controller (1957), described in this doctoral thesis "The Process for Quantitative Handling of Positioning Errors on Numerical Control Machines"; lead team at Allen-Bradley that built first device
born on 3-4-1931 in Austria
expired 12-8-1998 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 67   cause: thyroid cancer
former Dead Sea Scrolls scholar  John Strugnell   Oxford & Harvard professor; dismissed as chief editor of the project (1984-90) after intemperate remarks to an Israeli newspaper
born on 5-25-1930 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
expired 11-30-2007 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 77   cause: infection; cancer
Marxist MIT math professor Dr.  Dirk Jan Struik   wrote Concise History of Mathematics (1948)
born on 9-30-1894 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
expired 10-21-2000 in Belmont, Massachusetts   age 106
punk rocker  Joe Strummer   singer/guitarist for The Clash
¤real name: John Graham Mellor 
born on 8-24-1952 in Ankara, Turkey
expired 12-22-2002 in Broomfield, Somerset, England   age 50   cause: heart attack
Laugh-In humorist  Jud Strunk   had minor hit with Daisy a Day; ran for Maine State Senate seat (1970) & lost by 1 vote
born on 6-11-1933
expired 10-5-1981   age 47   cause: plane crash
poet  Jan Struther   wrote Mrs. Miniver
expired 7-20-1953 in New York, New York   age 52   cause: cancer
scientist  John William Strutt   did work involving gas densities; discoverer of the noble gas Argon; 1904 Nobel physics laureate
¤title: 3rd Baron Rayleigh
also known in the lab as: Lord Rayleigh 
born on 11-12-1842 in Langford Grove, Maldon, Essex, England
expired 6-30-1919 in Terling Place, Witham, Essex, England   age 76
Carnation Milk Co. founder  Elbridge Amos Stuart
expired 1-14-1944 in Los Angeles, California   age 86
actress & "last Titanic survivor"  Gloria Stuart   a co-founder of the Screen Actors Guild (1933); appeared in The Invisible Man & played the elder Rose Dawson Calvert in Titanic (1997)
¤born: Gloria Frances Stewart
widow of Arthur Sheekman 
born on 7-14-1910 in Santa Monica, California
expired 9-26-2010 in West Los Angeles, California   age 100   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2001DTM12½%
2002DTM9.1%
2003DTM5.6%
2004DTM, RIE11.1%
2005DTM, RIE8.7%
2006DTM, LMLD, RIE10.0%
2007DTH, DTM, LMLD, RIE12.9%
2008ANG, DTM, OIE, PCD, RIE15.6%
2009ANG, DTM, RIE, RR13.3%
2010CSI, DTM, OIE, PCD, QKU, RIE, RR25.9%
   Scored 2.5391 points

daring Confederate cavalry officer  James Ewell Brown Stuart   one of Lee's most effective commanders
born on 2-6-1833 in Patrick County, Virginia
expired 5-12-1864 in Richmond, Virginia   age 31
serial killer victim  Kristine Stuart   had been a middle school teacher
born on 7-4-1948
expired 7-??-1979   age 31   cause: murdered
journalist-turned-publisher  Lyle Stuart   published The Sensuous Woman (1969), Naked Came the Stranger (the parody pot-boiler; also 1969) & The Anarchist Cookbook (1970)
¤born: Lionel Simon 
born on 8-11-1922 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 6-24-2006 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 83   cause: heart attack
soap opera actress  Mary Stuart   appeared on Search for Tomorrow & Guiding Light
¤born: Mary Stuart Houchins 
born on 7-4-1926 in Miami, Florida
expired 2-28-2002 in New York, New York   age 75   cause: complications from stroke
former baseball infielder  Richard Lee "Dick" Stuart Sr.
¤aka: "Dr. Strangeglove" 
born on 11-7-1932 in San Francisco, California
expired 12-15-2002 in Redwood City, California   age 70   cause: cancer
geezer  Audrey Stubbart   columnist/proofreader for the Independence Examiner
born on 6-9-1895
expired 11-13-2000 in Independence, Missouri   age 105
inventor  Nathan B. Stubblefield   alleged inventor of the wireless telephone (radio)
born on 11-22-1860 in Murray, Kentucky
expired 3-28-1928 in Murray, Kentucky   age 67   cause: starvation
retired Milton Academy teacher  Harry Clement Stubbs   wrote science fiction stories like Mission of Gravity
¤pen name: Hal Clement 
born on 5-30-1922 in Somerville, Massachusetts
expired 10-29-2003 in Milton, Massachusetts   age 81
former Four Tops lead singer  Levi Stubbs   voiced Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
¤born: Levi Stubbles Jr. 
born on 6-6-1936 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 10-17-2008 in Detroit, Michigan   age 72   cause: complications from stroke; cancer
   Contest Selectors
2007AUDC, DGW6.5%
2008DGW3.1%
   Scored 7.8000 solo points

cult character actor  Stephen Stucker   appeared in Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) & both Airplane movies (1980 & 1982)
born on 7-2-1947 in Des Moines, Iowa
expired 4-13-1986 in Hollywood, California   age 38   cause: cardiopulmonary arrest; metastatic Karposi's sarcoma; AIDS
pecan shop/restaurant chain founder (1938)  Williamson Sylvester Stuckey Sr.   also did a stint in the Georgia legislature
expired 1-6-1977 in Eastman, Georgia   age 67
1922-24 Notre Dame "Four Horsemen" quarterback  Harry A. Stuhldreher
born on 10-14-1901 in Massilon, Ohio
expired 1-22-1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 63
actor-turned local tv anchorman  Dean Stuhlmueller   under the name "Dean Miller" played Matt Henshaw on December Bride tv series (1954-61)
born on 11-1-1924 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
expired 1-13-2004 in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan   age 79   cause: cancer
former Olympic gymnast  Leon Stukelj   won 2 gold medals at Paris games (1924), 1 gold and 2 bronze at Amsterdam games (1928) and 1 silver at Berlin games (1936)
born on 11-12-1898 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia
expired 11-8-1999 in Ljubljana, Slovenia   age 100   cause: heart attack
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2001 DTM

Elmer's Glue-All inventor  Ashworth N. Stull
born on 1-7-1917
expired 11-7-1991   age 74
biographer  Alvin J. Stump   his book was basis of 1994 movie Cobb
born on 10-20-1916
expired 12-14-1995   age 79
retired Pacific Fleet Admiral  Felix B. Stump   commander of the Lexington during the battle of Leyte Gulf
born on 12-15-1894
expired 6-13-1972 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 77
former Arizona congressman (1977-2002)  Robert Lee "Bob" Stump   on June 5, 1998 raised his public profile by (erroneously) announcing Bob Hope's death from the floor of the House — the AP had inadvertantly moved their archived obituary onto the 'net (Bob lived another 5 years)
born on 4-4-1927 in Phoenix, Arizona
expired 6-20-2003 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 76
ergonomic seating pioneer  William Eugene "Bill" Stumpf   working for the Herman Miller company designed the Ergon chair (1976), the Equa chair (1984) & the Aeron chair (1994; with Don Chadwick)
born on 3-1-1936 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 8-30-2006 in Rochester, Minnesota   age 70   cause: complications from abdominal surgery
flambouyant Las Vegas casino owner  Robert E. "Bob" Stupak   owned "Vegas World" & "The Stratopshere" tower before going bust
born on 4-6-1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 9-25-2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 67   cause: leukemia
science fiction writer  Theodore Hamilton Sturgeon   wrote Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea as well as original Star Trek episodes Shore Leave & Amok Time
¤born: Edward Hamilton Waldo 
born on 2-26-1918 in Staten Island, New York
expired 5-12-1985 in Eugene, Oregon   age 67
director  John Elliott Sturges   directed Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957), The Old Man and the Sea (1958), The Magnificent Seven (1960), and The Great Escape (1963)
born on 1-3-1911 in Oak Park, Ilinois
expired 8-18-1992 in San Luis Obispo, California   age 81   cause: heart attack; emphysema
movie producer/writer/director  Preston Sturges   wrote/directed The Great McGinty (1940; oscar for script)
¤born: Edmund Preston Biden 
born on 8-29-1898 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-6-1959 in New York, New York   age 60
"plumber"  Frank Anthony Sturgis   during Cuban Revolution against Batista fought at Castro's side but later broke with him over Communism; did 13 months for his role in breakin (wiretapping, conspiracy & burglary)
¤born Frank Anthony Fiorini 
born on 12-9-1924 in Cuba
expired 12-5-1993 in Miami, Florida   age 68   cause: lung & kidney cancer
writer & illustrator  Alexander McCormick Sturm   co-founded Sturm-Ruger & Company (1949)
born on 1-??-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-13-1951 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 28   cause: "an illness of several weeks"
song writer  Jule Styne
¤born: Julius Kerwin Stein 
born on 12-31-1905 in London, England
expired 9-20-1994 in New York, New York   age 88   cause: heart failure
author  William Clark Styron Jr.   wrote Lie Down in Darkness (1951), The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967) & Sophie's Choice (1979)
born on 6-11-1925 in Newport News, Virginia
expired 11-1-2006 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts   age 81   cause: pneumonia

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