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writer & theatrical director  George Tabori
¤born: Gyórgy Tábori 
born on 5-24-1914 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 7-23-2007 in Berlin, Germany   age 93
   Contest Selectors
2006WEP3.3%
2007WEP3.2%
   Scored 5.7000 solo points

19th century London prostitute  Martha Tabram   once thought to be the first victim of Jack the Ripper
¤born: Martha White 
born on 5-10-1849 in London, England
expired 8-7-1888 in London, England   age 39   cause: murdered; throat slit; body mutilated
Abyssinian feudal lord  Ras Hailu Taclehaimenot   led a revolt against Haile Selassie in 1917; his father was the last King of Gojjam (now an Ethiopian province)
expired 5-12-1951 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   age 99
presidential widow  Helen Herron Taft   mother of Illinois senator Robert
expired 5-22-1943 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 81
Ohio senator (1939-53)  Robert Alphonso Taft   co-author of the Taft-Hartley Act; son of William Howard & Helen H.; lost 1952 Republican presidential nomination to Eisenhower
born on 9-8-1889 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 7-31-1953 in New York, New York   age 63
to next U.S. president: Woodrow Wilsonto previous U.S. president: Theodore Roosevelt 27th U.S. president (1909-13)  William Howard Taft   also served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1921-1930); husband of Helen H.; father of Illinois senator Robert
born on 9-15-1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 3-8-1930 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 72
Ducati motorcycle designer  Fabio Taglioni
born on 9-10-1920 in Lugo di Romagna, Italy
expired 7-18-2001 in Bologna, Italy   age 80
poet & playwrite  Radindrath Tagore   recipient of the 1913 Nobel literature prize
born on 5-6-1861 in Calcutta, British India
expired 8-7-1941 in Calcutta, British India   age 80
AKS: Rabindrath
French composer  Germaine Tailleferre   only female member of Les Six
born on 4-19-1892 in Pau-St. Maur, France
expired 11-7-1983 in Paris, France   age 91
 Vincent T. Tajiri   was the first photo editor of Playboy magazine
born on 5-15-1919
expired 2-7-1993 in Van Nuys, California   age 73
composer  Jenö Takács
born on 9-25-1902 in Siegendorf, Hungary
expired 11-14-2005 in Eisenstadt, Austria   age 103
   Contest Selectors
2006TBC

AKS: Jeno Takacs Takacz
cartoon animator  Iwao Takamoto   while working for Hanna-Barbera created the characters of Scooby-Doo, Penelope Pitstop, Atom Ant & George Jetson's dog Tralfaz (better known as Astro)
born on 4-29-1925 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-8-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: heart attack
former Nissan president (1977-85)  Takashi Ishihara
born on 3-3-1912
expired 12-31-2003 in Tokyo, Japan   age 91   cause: heart failure
World War II interment camp detainee  Fumiko Emily Takei   mother of actor George
born on 9-29-1912 in Florin, California
expired 5-25-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 89
Japanese composer  Toru Takemitsu
born on 10-8-1930 in Tokyo, Japan
expired 2-20-1996 in Tokyo, Japan   age 65   cause: cancer
scandal-plagued former Japanese prime minister (1987-89)  Noboru Takeshita
born on 2-26-1924 in Kakeya, Japan
expired 6-19-2000 in Tokyo, Japan   age 76
Jordanian monarch (1951-52)  King Talal I   son of Abdullah; father of Hussein I; abdicated in favor of son after being declared unfit as a result of mental illness (schizophrenia)
expired 7-8-1972 in Istanbul, Turkey   age 63
Detroit Free Press columnist (1968-99)  Robert Beveridge "Bob" Talbert
born on 5-28-1936 in Spartanburg, South Carolina
expired 11-19-1999 in Royal Oak, Michigan   age 63   cause: complications from burst duodenal ulcer
actor  Lyle Talbot   played Ozzie Nelson's best friend Joe Randolph on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (his mother's surname was Hollywood)
¤born: Lyle Henderson 
born on 2-8-1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 3-3-1996 in San Francisco, California   age 94
women's clothing store co-founder  Nancy Orr Talbot   with husband Rudolf founded the Talbot's chain
born on 8-17-1920 in Charlevoix, Michigan
expired 8-30-2009 in Boulder, Colorado   age 89   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
father of photography  William Henry Fox Talbot
born on 2-11-1800 in Lacock Abbey, England
expired 9-17-1877 in Lacock Abbey, England   age 77
silent movie actress  Constance Talmadge   sister of Natalie & Norma; another squeaky-voiced actress that didn't make the cut to talkies
born on 4-19-1900 in New York, New York
expired 11-23-1973 in Los Angeles, California   age 73
politician  Herman Eugene Talmadge   Georgia governor (1948-55) & senator (1957-80)
born on 8-9-1913 in McRae, Georgia
expired 3-21-2002 in Hampton, Georgia   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1980 VA6.3%

silent movie actress  Natalie Talmadge   sister of Constance & Norma
born on 4-29-1899 in New York, New York
expired 6-19-1969 in Santa Monica, California   age 70
silent movie actress  Norma Talmadge   sister of Constance & Natalie
expired 12-24-1957 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 60
actor  William Talman   played District Attorney Hamilton Burger on Perry Mason television series
born on 2-4-1917 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 8-30-1968 in Encino, California   age 51   cause: lung cancer
African National Congress leader  Oliver Tambo
born on 10-27-1917 in Transkei, South Africa
expired 4-24-1993   age 75
movie character actor  Akim Tamiroff
born on 10-29-1901 in Baku, Russia
expired 9-17-1972 in Palm Springs, California   age 70
1958 Nobel physics laureate  Igor Tamm
born on 7-8-1895 in Vladivostok, Siberia, Russia
expired 4-12-1971 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 75
AKS: b.6/26/1895 old style
Japanese geezer  Sadayoshi Tanabe
born on 10-20-1888
expired 1-18-2000   age 111
super-geezer  Tomoji Tanabe   had been the Guinness-certified oldest man in the world
born on 9-18-1895
expired 6-19-2009 in Miyakonijo City, Miyazaki, Japan   age 113
   Contest Selectors
2008DFFC, PCD, RR, 4GUE12.5%
2009DFFC, PCD, RR10.0%
   Scored 1.8250 points

AKS: Tanabie
disgraced former Japanese Prime Minister (1972-74)  Kakuei Tanaka
born on 5-4-1918 in Kariwa, Japan
expired 12-16-1993   age 75
film producer  Tomoyuki Tanaka   produced 22 Godzilla movies for Toho studios; produced Kagemusha with director Akira Kurosawa
born on 4-26-1910 in Osaka, Japan
expired 4-2-1997 in Tokyo, Japan   age 86
MIT biophysicist & polymer chemist Dr.  Toyoichi Tanaka   invented `smart' gels
born on 1-4-1946 in Nagaoka, Japan
expired 5-20-2000 in Wellesley, Massachusetts   age 54
industrialist  Charles David Tandy   transformed his family's leather business into the conglomerate that owns Radio Shack
born on 5-15-1918
expired 11-4-1978 in Fort Worth, Texas   age 60   cause: heart attack
actress  Jessica Tandy   had title role in Driving Miss Daisy; wife of Hume Cronyn
born on 6-7-1909 in London, England
expired 9-11-1994 in Easton, Connecticut   age 85   cause: ovarian cancer
   Contest Selectors
1980 EB6.3%

Japanese oldster  Tane Ikai
born on 1-18-1879
expired 7-12-1995   age 116
vaudeville & musical comedy singer  Eva Tanguay   had hit with I Don't Care
expired 1-11-1947 in Hollywood, California   age 68   cause: stroke
1940s/50s bodybuilder  Armand Tanny   brother of Vic; father of Mandy; won the 1949 Pro Mr. America & 1950 Pro Mr. USA; one of the 9 original bodybuilders who were Mae West's on-stage stud brigade
¤born: Armando Tannidinardo 
born on 3-5-1919 in Rochester, New York
expired 4-4-2009 in Westlake Village, California   age 90
fitness guru  Victor Tanny
¤real name: Victor A. Tannidinardo 
born on 2-18-1912 in Rochester, New York
expired 6-11-1985 in Tampa, Florida   age 73
AKS: Iannidinardo
 Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon   last surviving individual that was a full-blooded Mohegan Pequot; a Mohegan tribal elder; a descendant of Uncas
born on 6-15-1899
expired 11-1-2005 in Uncasville, Connecticut   age 106
   Contest Selectors
2005KLS4.3%
   Scored 4.4000 solo points

"moderate" Islamic cleric  Mohammed Sayed Tantawi   had headed the Al Azhar Sunni Muslim school
born on 10-28-1928 in Sohaq, Egypt
expired 3-10-2010 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia   age 81   cause: heart attack
Samoan head of state (1962-2007)  Mālietoa Tanumafili II   had been King of Western Samoa
born on 1-4-1913 in Apia, Samoa
expired 5-11-2007 in Apia, Samoa   age 94
   Contest Selectors
2006WEP3.3%
2007WEP3.2%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

AKS: Malietoa
Nicaraguan president (1/1/1929-1/1/1933)  José Mariá Moncada Tapia
born on --1868
expired 2-23-1945 in Managua, Nicaragua   age 76
ukelele virtuoso  William "Uncle Bill" Tapia
born on 1-1-1908 in Liliha, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Territory
expired 12-2-2011 in Westminster, California   age 103
actor  Horst Tappert   played Oberinspektor Stephen Derrick on "Derrick" tv series
born on 5-26-1923 in Elberfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (now Wuppertal)
expired 12-13-2008 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 85
   Contest Selectors
2006WEP3.3%
2007WEP3.2%

lawyer/screenwriter  Daniel Taradash   wrote screenplays for Golden Boy (1939), From Here to Eternity (1953; won screenplay oscar), Picnic (1955), Bell, Book & Candle (1958) and Hawaii (1966); a former president of the Motion Picture Academy (1970-73)
born on 1-29-1913 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 2-22-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 90   cause: pancreatic cancer
"muckraker"  Ida Minerva Tarbell   wrote exposé on the Standard Oil "Trust"; biographer of Abraham Lincoln
born on 11-5-1857 in Erie County, Pennsylvania
expired 1-6-1944 in Bridgeport, Connecticut   age 86
male model & nightclub doorman  Michael Ames Tardio   with buddy Chris Monson got caught up with a court claw-back of property; was killed for it?
born on 11-17-1966
expired 9-2-2002 in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California   age 35   cause: shot
novelist & playwright  Newton Booth Tarkington   winner of two Pulitzer prizes; wrote novel The Magnificent Ambersons (1918)
born on 7-29-1869 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 5-19-1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 76
blacklisted oscar winning movie and tv writer  Frank Tarloff   co-wrote screenplay for Father Goose (1964); also wrote A Guide for the Married Man and for Make Room for Daddy, The Andy Griffith Show and The Jeffersons
born on 2-4-1916 in New York, New York
expired 6-25-1999 in Beverly Hills, California   age 83   cause: lung cancer
Scarsdale Diet Dr.  Herman Tarnower   victim of Jean Harris
born on 3-18-1910 in New York, New York
expired 3-10-1980 in Purchase, New York   age 69   cause: shot to death
subject of 20 Questions interview in June 1982 `Playboy Magazine' former NBC programming chief  Brandon Tartikoff   introduced The A-Team to the world
born on 1-13-1949 in Los Angeles, California
expired 8-27-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 48
Philippine Hakbalahap guerrilla leader  Pedro Taruc
expired 10-16-1970 in Angeles City, Philippines   age 66   cause: shot to death
noted cartoon director  Franklin Tashlin   also directed Son of Paleface (1952)
¤aka: Frank Tash 
born on 2-19-1913
expired 5-5-1972   age 59
jazz saxophonist  George Holmes "Buddy" Tate
born on 2-22-1912 in Sherman, Texas
expired 2-10-2001 in Chandler, Arizona   age 88
retired Rear Admiral  Jackson Rogers Tate   unknowingly fathered a daughter by Russian actress Zoya Fyodorova while stationed in Moscow during WWII; Zoya was immediately shipped to Siberia by Stalin when he found out about the affair; he finally succeeded in arranging his daughter's release from the Soviet Union in 1975
born on 10-15-1898 in Tate's Island, Florida
expired 7-19-1978 in Orange Park, Florida   age 79   cause: cancer
retired army intelligence officer  Paul James Tate   father of murdered actress Sharon Tate
born on 6-23-1922 in Houston, Texas
expired 5-18-2005 in Couperville, Washington   age 82   cause: congestive heart failure
Sharon from June 1967 `Playboy' Coppertone adSharon in `Don't Make Waves' actress  Sharon Marie Tate   wife of Roman Polanski; appeared in The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) as Sarah, Don't Make Waves as Malibu (1967 the inspiration for the Malibu Barbie), Valley of the Dolls (1967), The Wrecking Crew as Freya Carleson (1969; the "shagadelic" inspiration for Felicity Shagwell in 2nd Austin Powers movie) and The Beverly Hillbillies (as Milburn Drysdale's secretary Janet Trego); did March 1967 Playboy pictorial; brutally murdered by Charles Manson's gang of thugs at her home in Bel Air (10050 Cielo Drive) in what became known as the Helter Skelter murders; she was >8 months pregnant at the time
born on 1-24-1943 in Dallas, Texas
expired 8-9-1969 in Los Angeles, California   age 26   cause: murdered; stabbed to death
near-blind jazz pianist  Art Tatum
expired 11-5-1956 in Los Angeles, California   age 46
geneticist  Edward Lawrie Tatum   shared the 1958 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 12-14-1909 in Boulder, Colorado
expired 11-5-1975 in New York, New York   age 65   cause: heart failure; emphysema
former football player  John David "Jack" Tatum   put the "hit" on Darryl Stingley that broke his neck (8/12/1978)
born on 11-18-1948 in Cherryville, North Carolina
expired 7-27-2010 in Oakland, California   age 61   cause: heart attack; kidney failure; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2004LMLD5.6%
2006OIE3.3%
2008OIE3.1%

former Harlem Globetrotter  Reece "Goose" Tatum
born on 5-3-1921
expired 1-18-1967 in El Paso, Texas   age 45
chemist  Henry Taube   was the 1983 Nobel chemistry laureate
born on 11-30-1915 in Neudorf, Saskatchewan, Canada
expired 11-16-2005 in Stanford, California   age 89
Tonga Islands  King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV   son of Queen Salote Tupou III; on throne since 1965
born on 7-4-1918 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga
expired 9-10-2006 in Auckland, New Zealand   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2002RR9.1%
2003RR5.6%
2004ANG, RR11.1%
2005RR4.3%
2006ANG, RR, WEP10.0%
   Scored 4.3250 points

director  Norman Taurog   won oscar for Skippy (1931); made The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1937), Boys Town (1938), Young Tom Edison (1940), Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965); uncle of Jackie Cooper
born on 2-23-1899 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-7-1981 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 82
French merchant  Jean Baptiste Tavernier   during a 1668 visit to India "acquired" a 112 carat blue diamond (the Tavernier Blue) that he sold to Louis XIV (who had it cut down to 67 carats)
born on --1605 in Paris, France
expired ??-??-1689   age 84
actor  Victor Tayback   played diner owner Mel in Alice tv series
¤real name: Victor Tabback 
born on 1-6-1929 in New York, New York
expired 5-25-1990 in Glendale, California   age 60
former Bay City, Michigan school teacher  Anna Edson Taylor   widow; first person to go over Niagara Falls as a stunt, in a barrel (October 24, 1901)
born on 10-24-1838 in Auburn, New York
expired 4-29-1921 in Lockport, New York   age 82
jazz drummer and bandleader  Arthur Taylor
born on 4-6-1929
expired 2-6-1995   age 65
dancer  Burton Taylor
born on 8-19-1943
expired 2-13-1991   age 47
 Charles H. Taylor   founder of the Boston Globe
expired 8-18-1941 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 73
music critic  Deems Taylor
born on 12-22-1885
expired 7-3-1966 in New York, New York   age 80
actor and director  Don Taylor   directed Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971); husband of actress Hazel Court
born on 12-13-1920 in Freeport, Pennsylvania
expired 12-29-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: heart failure
actress Dame  Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor   married a slew of times (to Michael Wilding, Nickie Hilton, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton (twice), John Warner and Larry Fortensky)
born on 2-27-1932 in Hampstead, London, England
expired 3-23-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
1979JH7.7%
2000IVY, SPAM29%
2001DTM, ROTS25%
2002JEDS9.1%
2003ABRA, ANG, GHG, KOHD, MB, TAP33.3%
2004ABRA, DTM, EOD, GHG, LMLD, TAP33.3%
2005ADWC, DTM, FA, GHG, HH, NFG, RAVN, RIE, RR, TBC, TMD, WORM52.2%
2006ADWC, BOD, DFFC, LMLD, NFG, OIE, RAVN, RIE, TFM30.0%
2007ADWC, BOD, DFFC, JCM, MOT, NFG, RPRM, TFM25.8%
2008ADWC, BOD, DFFC, GOHI, JCM, NFG, OED, SBAP, TFM, 4GUE31.3%
2009BOD, DFFC, GOHI, JCM, MORB, NFG, OED, RPRM, SBAP, WEP33.3%
2010ANG, BOD, GAS, JCM, MORB, NFG, REPR, RPRM29.6%

Texas death row inmate  Elkie Lee Taylor
¤aka: number 999112
alias: Ronnie Lee Watkins 
born on 12-14-1961
expired 11-6-2008 in Huntsville, Texas   age 46   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003 DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%

former Ohio State basketball coach  Fred R. Taylor   won 1960 NCAA basketball championship
born on 12-3-1924 in Zanesville, Ohio
expired 1-6-2002 in Hilliard, Ohio   age 77
comedian  Frederick Chase Taylor   played Colonel Lemuel Q. Stoopnagle on the radio
expired 5-29-1950 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 52
Broadway & movie actress  Ida Estelle Taylor   wife of Jack Dempsey
expired 4-15-1958 in Hollywood, California   age 58
Utah death row inmate  John Albert Taylor
expired 1-27-1996   age 36   cause: executed; firing squad
singer  Johnnie Harrison Taylor   had hits with Who's Making Love (1968) and Disco Lady (1976)
born on 5-5-1938 in Crawfordsville, Arkansas
expired 5-31-2000 in Dallas, Texas   age 62   cause: heart attack
choreographer  June Taylor   created the chorus line for Jackie Gleason's tv show; her sister Marilyn is Jackie Gleason's widow
¤Mrs. Sol LErner 
born on 12-14-1917 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-16-2004 in Miami, Florida   age
blues singer  KoKo Taylor   recorded Wang Dang Doodle in 1964 — it was a big hit!
¤born: Coral Walton
Mrs. Hays Harris 
born on 9-28-1928 in Shelby Township, Tennessee
expired 6-3-2009 in Chicago, Illinois   age 80   cause: complications from surgery
   Contest Selectors
2005TMD4.3%

model  Kristen E. "Krissy" Taylor
born on 5-15-1978
expired 7-2-1995   age 17
Ventures drummer  Mel Taylor
born on 9-24-1933
expired 8-11-1996 in Tarzana, California   age 62   cause: lung cancer
movie actor  Robert Taylor
¤real name: Spangler Arlington Brugh 
born on 8-5-1911 in Filley, Nebraska
expired 6-8-1969 in Santa Monica, California   age 57   cause: lung cancer
blues singer  Ronald E. Taylor   voice of Bleeding Gums Murphy on The Simpsons
born on 1-9-1953 in Galveston, Texas
expired 1-15-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: heart failure
playwright  Samuel Albert Taylor   wrote The Pleasure of His Company, Sabrina Fair (1953) and screenplay for Vertigo (1958)
born on 6-13-1912 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-26-2000 in Blue Hill, Maine   age 87
Liz's mom  Sara Sothern Taylor
expired 9-11-1994   age 99
Sha-Na-Na lead guitarist  Vinnie Taylor
expired 4-20-1974 in Charlottesville, Virginia   age 25
character actor  Walter Clarence "Dub" Taylor II   invented process of high-speed tape duplication ("dubbing"); subject of 1980s tv miniseries Lonesome Dub
¤childhood nickname: "W"
later phonetically shortened to: "Dub" 
born on 2-26-1907 in Richmond, Virginia
expired 10-3-1994 in Westlake Village, California   age 86   cause: congestive heart failure
former Boston Globe publisher (1955-77)  William Davis Taylor   grandson of newspaper founder
born on 4-2-1908 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 2-19-2002 in Brookline, Massachusetts   age 93
director  William Desmond Taylor   friend of Fatty Arbuckle; his murder became another big Hollywood scandal
¤real name: William Cunningham Deane-Tanner 
born on 4-26-1872 in Carlow, Ireland
expired 2-1-1922 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: shot to death
jazz pianist/composer/teacher Dr.  William Edward "Billy" Taylor Jr., Ph.D.   was the first host of NPR's "Jazz Alive" program
born on 7-21-1921 in Greenville, North Carolina
expired 12-28-2010 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 89   cause: heart failure
to next U.S. president: Millard Fillmoreto previous U.S. president: James Polk 12th U.S. president (1849-50)  Zachary Taylor   U.S.-Mexican War hero
¤aka: "Old Rough and Ready" 
born on 11-24-1784 in Orange County, Virginia
expired 7-9-1850 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 63   cause: gastroenteritis
composer  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky   works include Swan Lake and The Nutcracker ballets
born on 5-7-1840 in Votiwsk, Russia
expired 11-6-1893 in Saint Petersburg, Russia   age 53
composer  Alexander Tcherepnin
expired 9-29-1977 in Paris, France   age 78
ballerina  Ludmilla Tcherina   appeared in the film The Red Shoes (1948)
¤born: Monika Tchemerzine 
born on 10-10-1924 in Paris, France
expired 3-21-2004 in Paris, France   age 79
jazz trombonist  Jack Teagarden
expired 1-15-1964 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 58
former Texas rep. (1944-76)  Olin Earl Teague
born on 4-6-1910 in Wordward, Oklahoma
expired 1-23-1981 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 70   cause: complications from diabetes
industrial designer  Walter Dorwin Teague Jr.   did much of the design on the Marmon 16 automobile (1927)
born on 7-2-1910 in New York, New York
expired 9-16-2004 in Carbondale, Colorado   age 94
scene from `The Immoral Mr. Teas' World War II combat photographer  William Ellis "Bill" Teas   star of Russ Meyer's The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
born on 10-17-1914
expired 11-25-1994 in San Francisco, California   age 80
operatic soprano  Renata Ersilia Clotilde Tebaldi
born on 2-1-1922 in Pesaro, Italy
expired 12-19-2004 in San Marino   age 82
baseball player, manager, scout  George Robert "Birdie" Tebbetts
born on 11-10-1912 in Burlington, Vermont
expired 3-24-1999 in Bradenton, Florida   age 86   cause: congestive heart failure
tv executive  David William Tebet   was married to Nanette Fabray (1947-51); recruited Johnny Carson for The Tonight Show as Paar's replacement (1962); became a vice president of Carson's production company
born on 12-27-1913 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 6-7-2005 in Coronado, California   age 91   cause: complications from stroke
pollster  Robert M. Teeter   it was his idea to have Dan Quayle be George Herbet Walker Bush's vp
born on 2-5-1939 in Battle Creek, Michigan
expired 6-13-2004 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 65   cause: cancer
automotive engineer  Ralph R. Teetor   invented cruise control
born on 8-17-1890
expired 2-??-1982 in Hagerstown, Indiana   age 91
duo-pianist  Louis Milton Teicher   formerly partnered with Arthur Ferrante; lived outside Sarasota, Florida (Siesta Key; Ferrante lived nearby on Longboat Key)
born on 8-24-1924 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
expired 8-3-2008 in Highlands, North Carolina   age 83   cause: heart attack
Eddie's little invention blow'd up REAL GOOD!interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in August 1979 Manhattan Project scientist Dr.  Edward Teller   Hydrogen Bomb developer
born on 1-15-1908 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 9-9-2003 in Palo Alto, California   age 95   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
1980GP, MM, RR18.8%
2000BOD, RR29%
2001ANG, BOD, RR37½%
2002ANG, BOD, JAC, MORB, RR36.4%
2003COCO, OGGI, PCD, RR22.2%
   Scored 3.3125 points

virologist  Howard Martin Temin   shared the 1975 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 12-10-1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-9-1994 in Madison, Wisconsin   age 59
South African mega-geezer  Moloko Temo   claimed to have been the oldest person in the world (the Guinness Book didn't buy it)
born on 7-4-1874
expired 6-2-2009 in Bochum, Lompopo Province, South Africa   age 134
mutual fund investor Sir  John Marks Templeton Sr.   made a pile of dough, moved to the Bahamas, gave up his U.S. citizenship, gave some of the dough away, got knighted, died; created the Templeton Prize (1st recipient: Mother Teresa)
born on 11-29-1912 in Winchester, Tennessee
expired 7-8-2008 in Nassau, The Bahamas   age 95   cause: pneumonia
former Leo Burnett Co. ad man  Donald G. Tennant   created Tony the Tiger (1952), the Jolly Green Giant, the Keebler Elves & the Marlboro Man (1955); coined phrases "Nothin' Say Lovin' Like Something From the Oven" for Pillsbury & "Fly the Friendly Skies" for United Airlines.
born on 11-23-1922 in Sterling, Illinois
expired 12-8-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: heart disease
polar chef  George W. Tennant   catered Admiral Byrd's North & South Pole expeditions
expired 2-15-1953 in Manistee, Michigan   age 70
illustrator & political cartoonist for Punch magazine Sir  John Tenniel   did illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland (1865) and it's sequel Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871); he used Mary Hillton Badcocks as the model for the character of Alice instead of Alice Liddell
born on 2-28-1820 in London, England
expired 2-25-1914 in London, England   age 93
conductor  Klaus Tennstedt
born on 6-6-1926 in Merseburg, Germany
expired 1-11-1998 in Kiel, Germany   age 71   cause: throat cancer
horror/T&A movie producer  Samuel Anthony "Tony" Tenser   gifted the world with Naked as nature Intended (1961), London in the Raw (1964), Hannie Calder (1971) & The Creeping Flesh (1973); coined term "sex kitten" to describe Brigitte Bardot
born on 8-10-1920 in London, England
expired 12-5-2007 in Manchester, Lancashire, England   age 87
former Sumo wrestler  John "Earthquake" Tenta   bounced around between the WWF, WCW, WWE, EIEIO, ...
¤nickname: Kototenzan 
born on 6-22-1963 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
expired 6-7-2006 in Florida   age 42   cause: bladder cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005RAVN4.3%
2006LMLD, RAVN, TBC10.0%
   Scored 8.9250 points

Sherpa mountain guide  Tenzing Norgay   second man to reach summit of Mount Everest (1953), after Hillary
¤aka: Namgyal Wangdi 
born on 5-15-1914 in Solo Khumbu, Nepal
expired 5-9-1986 in Darjeeling, India   age 71
Letterman tv stooge  Leonard Tepper   the fat bald guy that kept showing up in skits (1996-2001)
born on 7-3-1939 in New York, New York
expired 6-7-2001   age 61
Blessed  Mother Teresa of Calcutta   1979 Nobel Peace prize recipient; beatified in October 2003
¤born: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu 
born on 8-27-1910 in Uskup, Ottoman Turkey (now Skopje, Macedonia)
expired 9-5-1997 in Calcutta, India   age 87   cause: cardiac arrest; malaria
   Contest Selectors
1980 EB6.3%

short-tenured Ford Press Secretary  Jerald Franklin ter Horst   quit after 30 days in 1974, resigning after Ford pardoned Nixon
born on 7-11-1922 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
expired 3-31-2010 in Asheville, North Carolina   age 87   cause: congestive heart failure
author  Louis "Studs" Terkel   won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for "The Good War"
born on 5-16-1912 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 10-31-2008 in Chicago, Illinois   age 96
   Contest Selectors
2000IVY14%
2004DTM5.6%
2005TMD4.3%
2006DFFC, KLS, MOT10.0%
2007BOD, GREB, KLS, MOT, QKU16.1%
2008ANG, BOD, GREB, KLS, MORB, OED, QKU, TFM25.0%
   Scored 2.9195 points

AKS: Turkel Terkle Turkle Terds Stukel Turds Stekel
Stanford University psychology prof. (1910-32)  Lewis Madison Terman   co-developed the Stanford-Binet IQ Test and Terman Group Tests
expired 12-21-1956 in Palo Alto, California   age 79
Soviet spy Dr.  Lev Sergeivitch Termin   inventor of electronic instrument that bears his name
¤better known as Leon Theremin 
born on 8-15-1896 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 11-3-1993 in Moscow, Russia   age 97
first president & co-founder of the NAACP  Mary Church Terrell
expired 7-24-1954 in Annapolis, Maryland   age 90
rhythm and blues singer  Tammi Terrell   teamed with Marvin Gaye at Motown
¤born: Tammy Montgomery 
born on 4-29-1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 3-16-1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 24
purported World War I veteran  Douglas Edward Terrey   claimed to have enlisted in 1917 and served as a bicycle messenger
born on 6-23-1903
expired 6-26-2010 in Southampton, Hampshire, England   age 107
   Contest Selectors
2010DFFC3.7%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations ( zero )

AKS: Terry
Terrytoons founder & animator  Paul Houghton Terry   created Mighty Mouse, Heckle and Jeckle, Tom Terrific and Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog (the last two seen on original Captain Kangaroo tv series)
born on 2-9-1887 in San Francisco, California
expired 10-25-1971 in New York, New York   age 84   cause: cancer
blues singer & harmonica player  Saunders "Sonny" Terry   partner of Brownie McGhee
born on 10-24-1911 in Greensboro, Georgia
expired 3-11-1986 in Mineola, New York   age 74
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR6.3%

comic actor  Terry-Thomas
¤born: Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens 
born on 7-14-1911 in London, England
expired 1-8-1990 in Godalming, Surrey, England   age 78   cause: Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
1980 RR6.3%

pioneering electrical engineer, scientist, inventor and Edison rival  Nikola Tesla   invented AC power distribution system, the Tesla Coil (transformer), fluorescent lighting and many other common household electrical appliances (sold his AC patents to Westinghouse); discovered cosmic rays
born on 7-9-1856 in Smiljan, Lika, Croatia, Austria-Hungary
expired 1-7-1943 in New York, New York   age 86
AKS: Nicola
former TWA pilot  John L. Testrake
born on 12-2-1927
expired 2-6-1996   age 68
opera singer  Luisa Tetrazzini   had numerous food dishes named after her (Turkey Tetrazzini; Chicken Tetrazzini; Spam Tetrazzini; etc.)
born on 6-29-1874 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
expired 8-28-1940 in Milan, Italy   age 66
former Ohio University professor  Walter Tevis   wrote The Hustler (1959), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1963) and The Color of Money
born on 2-28-1928 in San Francisco, California
expired 8-9-1984 in New York, New York   age 56   cause: cancer
legendary movie producer  Irving Grant Thalberg   started at Universal, became #2 man at MGM under Louis B. Mayer; husband of Norma Shearer; a founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS); namesake of the AMPAS award for Excellence in Motion Picture Production; F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon character Monroe Stahr was based upon him
born on 5-30-1899 in New York, New York
expired 9-14-1936 in Santa Monica, California   age 37
cold war physicist Dr.  William John Thaler   ran the 1950s project TeePee ("Thaler's Project") to build a radar surveillance system that could "see" over the horizon — it lead to over-the-horizon radar systems
born on 12-4-1925 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 6-5-2005 in Centreville, Virginia   age 79   cause: complications from stroke
Annam  Emperor Than Thai   deposed by French in 1906 having ruled since 1889
expired 3-20-1954 in Siagon, Vietnam   age 76
supergeezer  Julia Theresa Tharnish   her 85-year-old daughter, living in the same extended care facility, died hours afterward
¤née: Huigens 
born on 6-6-1897 in Knox County, Nebraska
expired 12-13-2007 in Creighton, Nebraska   age 110
Sir  Denis Thatcher   husband of former British prime minister
born on 5-10-1915
expired 6-26-2003 in London, England   age 88
AKS: Dennis
comic strip artist  Robert Lee "Bob" Thaves   created the "Frank and Ernest" strip (1972)
born on 10-5-1924 in Burt, Iowa
expired 8-1-2006 in Torrance, California   age 81   cause: respiratory failure
cuckolded husband  Harry Kendall Thaw   killed his wife's lover in jealous rage; judged insane
born on 2-1-1871 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 2-22-1947 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 76
actor  John Edward Thaw   played Chief Inspector Morse on tv (1987-2000)
born on 1-3-1942 in Manchester, England
expired 2-21-2002 in Wiltshire, England   age 60   cause: throat cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002 MORB9.1%
   Scored 9.0000 solo points

Kentucky geezer  Grace Menges Thaxton
born on 6-19-1891 in Downsville, New York
expired 7-6-2005 in Winchester, Kentucky   age 114   cause: infection
   Contest Selectors
2005KLS4.3%
   Scored 3.6000 solo points

1960s L.A.-based teen dance show host  Lloyd Thaxton   also started the magazine "Lloyd Thaxton's Tiger Beat" (1965; now shortened to just "Tiger Beat"); produced/directed Fight Back! with David Horowitz (1978-92)
born on 5-31-1927 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 10-5-2008 in Studio City, California   age 81   cause: multiple myeloma
author  Ernest Lawrence Thayer   wrote poem Casey at the Bat (1888)
¤pen name: "Phin" 
born on 8-14-1863 in Lawrence, Massachusetts
expired 8-21-1940 in Santa Barbara, California   age 73
Hold the chicken salad? character actress  Lorna Thayer   best remembered as the waitress in Five Easy Pieces (1970)
¤Mrs. Arthur Dowling 
born on 3-10-1919 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 6-4-2005 in Woodland Hills, California   age 86   cause: Alzheimer's disease
virologist & 1949 Lasker Award-winner  Max Theiler   also received the 1951 Nobel prize in medicine for his discoveries concerning yellow fever & how to combat it
born on 1-30-1899 in Praetoria, South Africa
expired 8-22-1973 in New Haven, Connecticut   age 74
one-time CIA hitman  Paris Theodore   was the nephew of Cyd Charisse; had been an Army Special Ops Lt.Col. in Vietnam; after leaving the agency formed ASP (Armaments Ssystems Procedures Corp.), makers of such delights as: the ultra-small ASP 9mm Pistol, a hostage negotiator clipboard capable of firing 12 shots (in case negotiations "failed"), a 3-round 22 caliber cigarette lighter (dubbed the "Zappo") & the ever popular Uzi-in-a-briefcase
born on 1-9-1943 in New York, New York
expired 11-16-2006 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 63   cause: complications from multiple sclerosis
Dr.  Axel Hugo Theodor Theorell   awarded the 1955 Nobel prize in medicine for his discoveries of the nature and mode of action of oxidation enzymes
born on 7-6-1903 in Linköping, Sweden
expired 8-15-1982 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden   age 79
cryptanalyst  Frederic Russell Theriault   helped break the Japanese Naval Code during World War II
born on 6-22-1915 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 9-1-2004 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   age 89   cause: heart attack
former Paris Match editor (1976-99)  Roger Therond
born on 10-24-1924 in Sète, France
expired 6-23-2001 in Paris, France   age 76
character actor  Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger   played Dr. Pretorius in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Emperor Tiberius in The Robe (1953) and the Mr. Stretch (the undertaker) in Scrooge (1951)
born on 1-15-1879 in London, England
expired 1-14-1961 in London, England   age 81
1930s/40s explorer  Wilfred Patrick Thesiger   Hooray for Wilfred Thesiger, the African explorer (did someone call him snorer?), hooray hooray hooray!; author of Arabian Sands (1959) & Marsh Arabs (1964)
born on 6-3-1910 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
expired 8-24-2003 in Coulsdon, Surrey, England   age 93
Greek actor & poet  Thespis   "inventor" of the theatrical tragedy; name synonymous with "actor"
born on --540 BC in Attica, Greece
expired ??-??-500 BC in Athens, Greece   age 40
former pro wrassler  Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz
born on 4-24-1916 in Banat, Michigan
expired 4-28-2002 in Orlando, Florida   age 86   cause: complications following heart surgery
 Jacques Anatole François Thibault   wrote under the pen name Anatole France; received the 1921 Nobel Literature prize
born on 4-16-1844 in Paris, France
expired 10-12-1924 in Tours, France   age 80
AKS: Francois
actress  Ursula Thiess   the widow of Robert Taylor & Marshall Schacker
¤née: Schmidt 
born on 5-15-1924 in Hamburg, Germany
expired 6-19-2010 in Burbank, California   age 86
jazz/bebop drummer  Edmund Leonard Thigpen   performed with Oscar Peterson & Billy Taylor
born on 12-28-1930 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-13-2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 79   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
actress  Lynne Thigpen   The Chief on Carmen Sandiego tv series (1991-96) & Ella Farmer on The District (2000-3)
born on 12-22-1948 in Joliet, Illinois
expired 3-12-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 54
actress  Helene Thimig   widow of Max Reinhardt
expired 11-7-1974 in Vienna, Austria   age 85   cause: heart failure
mathematician & topologist  René Frédéric Thom   inventor of catastrophe theory; author of "Structural Stability and Morphogenesis"
born on 9-2-1923 in Montbéliard, France
expired 10-25-2002 in Bures-sur-Yvette, France   age 79   cause: severe arterial inflamation
geezer  Bessie Thomas
born on 3-10-1888
expired 4-15-2000 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 112
comedian & hospital founder  Danny Thomas   father of Marlo
¤born: Muzyad Yahkoob
later: Amos Jacobs 
born on 1-16-1914 in Deerfield, Michigan
expired 2-6-1991 in Los Angeles, California   age 77
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker  Derrick Thomas
born on 1-1-1967 in Miami, Florida
expired 2-8-2000 in Miami, Florida   age 33   cause: pulmonary embolus-induced cardio-respiratory arrest (following car crash)
poet  Dylan Thomas
expired 11-9-1953 in New York, New York   age 39
Frankie Thomas Jr. aka Tom Corbett, Space Cadet actor  Frank M. "Frankie" Thomas Jr.   head lead role on early tv outer space show Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1950-55)
born on 4-9-1921 in New York, New York
expired 5-11-2006 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 85   cause: respiratory failure; stroke
Disney animator  Franklin Thomas   worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Bambi (1942), Alice in Wonderland (1951), Peter Pan (1953), Lady and the Tramp (1955) and 101 Dalmatians (1961)
born on 9-5-1912 in Santa Monica, California
expired 9-8-2004 in La Cañada Flintridge, California   age 92
retired M.I.T. mathematics professor  George Brinton Thomas Jr.   in 1952 wrote a famous calculus textbook that is still in print: "Calculus and Analytic Geometry" (Ross Lee Finney III joined him in the 1970s to make revisions); he co-wrote "Probability and Statistics" (1961) with Frederick Mosteller & R.E.K. Rourke
born on 1-11-1914 in Boise, Idaho
expired 10-31-2006 in State College, Pennsylvania   age 92
former C.A. Swanson & Sons salesman/B.S. slinger  Gerry Thomas   bogus claimant to be inventor of the TV Dinner — the first frozen dinner was created by the W.L. Maxson Co. (1944) & the first frozen dinner to be placed in an aluminum tray was by FrigiDinner Co. (1947)
born on 2-17-1922 in Seward, Nebraska
expired 7-18-2005 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 83   cause: liver cancer
retired accountant  Jefferson Allison Thomas Sr.   as a high school student was a member of the Little Rock Nine
born on 9-19-1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas
expired 9-5-2010 in Columbus, Ohio   age 67   cause: pancreatic cancer
crooked scumbag New Jersey Rep.  John Parnell Thomas   chairman of U.S. House Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC) that persecuted the Hollywood Ten, violated their oaths of office, and fully lived down to their committee's name in their incredibly Unamerican disregard for every word, sentence and nuance of the U.S. Constitution. In asking "are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party" he embraced the very evil that he sought to purge, rendering the First Amendment meaningless and elevating "thought crimes" to the level of serious felony. Never indicted, tried, convicted or executed for the high treason against the constitution and people of the United States of America that he and his fellow committee members committed. Was later convicted of petty corruption (padding his congressional payroll & taking kickbacks) and did 9 months in Danbury Connecticut for that before being pardoned by Truman. In this instance we can wish that he was a Klingon so that his monumental disgrace could extend over seven generations. Rot in hell for all time. In voting the contempt of congress citations against the Hollywood Ten, all members of that congress embraced this worthless sack of excrement, soiling their own character and reputation for all time. In failing to overturn their convictions the United States Supreme Court again demonstrated the lack of backbone necessary to ensure the safety of the Republic. Their timidity on this issue later permitted Joseph McCarthy's reign of terror.
¤born: John Parnell Feeney Jr. 
born on 1-16-1895 in Jersey City, New Jersey
expired 11-19-1970 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 75   cause: not nearly painful enough to meet the minimal standards of justice
explorer/newscaster  Lowell Jackson Thomas Sr.   wrote With Lawrence of Arabia (1924); narrated 1940s Fox Movietone newsreels; ended broadcasts with "So long until tomorrow."
born on 4-6-1892 in Woodington, Ohio
expired 8-29-1981 in Pawling, New York   age 89   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, JW, MM, RR30.8%
1980 DH, DO, DR, EB, HP, JW, MM, RR50.0%

Great Lakes sailor  Mark Andrew Thomas   Deckhand aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 21   cause: drowned when ship foundered
tv actress  Michelle Thomas   appeared on Family Matters, The Cosby Show and The Young and the Restless
born on 9-23-1969 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 12-23-1998 in New York, New York   age 29   cause: cancer
cover of 'Playboy' with model Nicki Thomasto April 1977 Playmate of Monthto February 1977 Playmate of Month Playboy March 1977 Playmate of Month  Nicki Thomas
¤born: Nancy E. Tritt
married surname: Rossine 
born on 3-22-1954 in Berwyn, Illinois
expired 9-2-2009 in Edgewood, Kentucky   age 55   cause: breast cancer
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in November 1966 vocal socialist  Norman Matoon Thomas   strident advocate of more spending, bigger government, more welfare, more state control...; co-founder of the ACLU (1920)
born on 11-20-1884 in Marion, Ohio
expired 12-19-1968 in Huntingdon, New York   age 84
super-geezer  Olivia Patricia Thomas
¤née: Trevellyan 
born on 6-29-1895
expired 11-16-2009 in Williamsville, New York   age 114
1914 Indianapolis 500 winner  Rene Thomas   drove a Delage averaging 82.47 mph
¤nickname: "Trompe la Mort" 
expired 9-23-1975 in Paris, France   age 89
Wendy's hamburger founder  Rex David "Dave" Thomas
born on 7-2-1932 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
expired 1-8-2002 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 69   cause: heart attack; liver cancer
New York Times obituary writer (1995-99)  Robert McGill Thomas Jr.   prior to his assignment to the obituary pages had been a reporter at the Times (1959-95)
born on 5-9-1939 in Shelbyville, Tennessee
expired 1-6-2000 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware   age 60   cause: abdominal cancer
UAW president (1939-46)  Rolland Jay Thomas
born on 6-9-1900
expired 4-18-1967 in Muskegon, Michigan   age 66
Danny's widow  Rose Marie Thomas   mother Marlo, Terre & Tony
¤born: Rose Marie Cassaniti 
expired 7-12-2000 in Beverly Hills, California   age 86
musician  Rufus Thomas Jr.   did the Funky Chicken for the Stax label
born on 3-26-1917 in Cayce, Mississippi
expired 12-15-2001 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 84
juvenile AIDS victim  Ryan Thomas
born on 10-20-1981
expired 11-28-1991   age 10
WGN tv movie host  William Frasier Thomas   was also one of their Bozos
born on 6-13-1918
expired 4-3-1985 in Chicago, Illinois   age 66   cause: complications from stroke
AKS: Frasier
Our Gang child actor  William "Billy" Thomas Jr.
¤aka: "Buckwheat
born on 3-12-1931 in Los Angeles, California
expired 10-10-1980 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: heart attack
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist  Hugh Edward "Hughie" Thomasson Jr.
born on 8-13-1952 in Tampa, Florida
expired 9-9-2007 in Brooksville, FLorida   age 55   cause: heart attack
Lowell, Massachusetts Dr.  Augustin Thompson   invented "Moxie Nerve Food" (1876); later renamed just "Moxie"
born on 11-25-1835 in Union, Maine
expired 6-8-1903   age 67
Dixie Hummingbird tenor  Beachey T. Thompson
born on 10-12-1915 in Newberry, South Carolina
expired 6-28-1994 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 78
AKS: Beechie Beechy Beachy Beachie
Hall-of-Fame baseball broadcaster  Charles L. "Chuck" Thompson
born on 6-10-1921
expired 3-6-2005 in Towson, Maryland   age 83
documentary filmmaker  Ebenezer Francis Thompson   received a 1965 Best Documentary Short oscar for To Be Alive? (1964); he liked to shoot super-wide screen movies (requiring up to 3 adjacent screens); his work was the inspiration for the IMAX movie process (he directed several IMAX features)
born on 1-3-1908 in Titusville, Pennsylvania
expired 12-26-2003 in New York, New York   age 95   cause: pneumonia
jazz saxophonist  Eli "Lucky" Thompson Jr.   dropped out of the music scene, then out of sight in the mid-1970s, becoming a homeless wanderer
born on 6-16-1924 in Columbia, South Carolina
expired 7-30-2005 in Seattle, Washington   age 81   cause: complications from stroke; dementia
corrupt New Jersey congressman (1955-80)  Frank Thompson Jr.   threw away his congressional career accepting bribes from phony arabs in the Abscam sting
born on 7-26-1918 in Trenton, New Jersey
expired 7-22-1989 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 70
country singer  Henry William "Hank" Thompson
born on 9-3-1925 in Waco, Texas
expired 11-6-2007 in Keller, Texas   age 82   cause: lung cancer
Vietnam War helicopter pilot  Hugh C. Thompson Jr.   cited by the Pentagon for his bravery: on March 16, 1968 he came upon the My Lai massacre, in progress; he landed his chopper & confronted Lt. William Calley & his platoon sargeant; he flew a number of intended victims to safety
born on 4-15-1943 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 1-6-2006 in Alexandria, Louisiana   age 62   cause: cancer
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in November 1974 counter-culture writer  Hunter Stockton Thompson   the original "gonzo" journalist; was the model for Doonesbury's Uncle Duke
born on 7-18-1937 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 2-20-2005 in Woody Creek, Colorado   age 67   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS, HP, JW23.1%

Daktari actor (1966-69)  James Marshall Thompson
born on 11-27-1926 in Peoria, Illinois
expired 5-18-1992 in Royal Oak, Michigan   age 66
film director  John Lee Thompson   made Guns of Navarone (1961) and King Solomon's Mines (1985)
born on 8-1-1914 in Bristol, Avon, England
expired 8-30-2002 in Sooke, British Columbia, Canada   age 88   cause: congestive heart failure
former 7-Eleven president (1961-91)  John Philip Thompson Sr.   son of Southland Corp. co-founder Joseph C. Thompson Sr. (the convenience store chain started under the name of Tote'm and were renamed in 1946)
born on 11-2-1925 in Dallas, Texas
expired 1-28-2003 in Dallas, Texas   age 77   cause: brain cancer
former U.S. ambassador to USSR (1957-62 & 1967-69)  Llewellyn E. Thompson
born on 8-24-1904 in Las Animals, Colorado
expired 2-6-1972 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 67   cause: cancer
oldest person in U.S.  Mary Thompson   born of slaves, with no birth certificate; Social Security Admin traced her existence back to before 3/27/1876
born on 3-27-1876 in United States
expired 8-3-1996 in Orlando, Florida   age 120
 Mary Thompson   not recognize by the Guinness Records people as Earth's oldest person due to lack of birth certificate (lost in fire)
¤born: Mary Johnson 
born on 8-2-1882 in Shelby, Mississippi
expired 10-8-2001 in DeWitt, Arkansas   age 119
St. Valentine's Day massacre weapons supplier  Russell Frank Thompson   ended life as a Bible salesman
¤aka: "Machine Gun Frank" 
expired 5-2-1953 in Elgin, Illinois   age 64   cause: shot to death
actress  Sada Carolyn Thompson
¤Mrs. Donald Stewart 
born on 9-27-1927 in Des Moines, Iowa
expired 5-4-2011 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 83   cause: lung cancer
disco drummer  Tony Thompson   played with Chic & Power Station
born on 11-15-1954 in New York, New York
expired 11-12-2003 in Encino, California   age 48   cause: renal cell failure
voice actor  William H. "Bill" Thompson   played Wallace Wimple on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show; provided voice of the White Rabbit in Disney's Alice in Wonderland; was the voice of Droopy Dog in MGM cartoons
born on 7-8-1913 in Terre Haute, Indiana
expired 7-15-1971 in Los Angeles, California   age 58
three-term Chicago mayor  William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson   threatened King George V with "a punch in the snoot"
expired 3-19-1944 in Chicago, Illinois   age 74
former Scottish National Orchestra conductor  Bryden Thomson
born on 7-16-1928 in Ayr, Scotland
expired 11-14-1991 in Dublin, Ireland   age 63
prolific inventor  Elihu Thomson   invented electric welding
born on 3-29-1853 in Manchester, England
expired 3-13-1937 in Swampscott, Massachusetts   age 83
1937 Nobel physics co-laureate Sir  George Paget Thomson   son of Sir Joseph Thomson
born on 5-3-1892 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
expired 9-10-1975 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 83
physicist  John Joseph Thomson   won the 1906 Nobel prize in physics for the discovery of conduction of electricity by gases; father of 1937 Nobel physics laureate
born on 12-18-1856 in Cheetham Hill, England
expired 8-30-1940 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 83
canadian media mogul  Kenneth Roy Thomson
born on 9-1-1923 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 6-12-2006 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 82   cause: heart attack
former New Hampshire governor (1973-79)  Meldrim Ernest Thomson Jr.
born on 3-8-1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 4-19-2001 in Orford, New Hampshire   age 89   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease; heart attacks & strokes
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS7.7%
2000 ANG14%
2001 ANG12½%
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

PBS' Victory Garden host  Robert B. "Bob" Thomson
born on 11-15-1928 in Salem, Massachusetts
expired 10-2-2003 in Danvers, Massachusetts   age 74
AKS: Thompson Thomsen Thompsen
former pro baseball player  Robert Brown "Bobby" Thomson   from 1946 to 1960 played for the Giants, Braves, Cubs, Red Sox and Orioles; hit the samous "shot heard 'round the world" (9th inning 3-run homer)
born on 10-25-1923 in Glasgow, Scotland
expired 8-16-2010 in Savannah, Georgia   age 86   cause: complications from fall
   Contest Selectors
2003MJ5.6%
2004MJ5.6%
2005ANG4.3%
20064GUE3.3%
2007ANG, 4GUE6.5%
2008SPIT, 4GUE6.3%

composer  Virgil Garnett Thomson
born on 11-25-1896 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 9-30-1989 in New York, New York   age 92
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

"model"/"actress"  Marjorie Lee Thoreson   was the 1975 Penthouse Pet of the Month; played Messalina in the 1997 porn epic Caligula; won a $4,000,000 judgement against Guccione (1990) but later had it reduced to zilch by an appeals court; nude body found 1/4/2011 washed up on the beach
¤aka: "Anneka Vasta" & "Anneka Di Lorenzo" 
born on 7-??-1952 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 1-2-2011 in Camp Pendleton, California   age 58   cause: broken neck; broken back; paranoia
actor  Russell Thorndike   brother of Sybil
expired 11-7-1972 in London, England   age 87
actress Dame  Sybil Thorndike   career spanned 72 years; sister of Russell
born on 10-24-1882 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
expired 6-9-1976 in London, England   age 93   cause: complications from heart attack
Space Shuttle program trainee  Stephen D. Thorne
born on 2-11-1953 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
expired 5-24-1986 in Alta Loma, Texas   age 33   cause: private plane crash
MI Senate sargeant at arms  Charles Edward "Charlie" Thornhill   a middle linebacker on the MSU football team (1964-66)
¤nickname: "Mad Dog" 
born on 4-1-1944 in Virginia
expired 12-21-2006 in Lansing, Michigan   age 62   cause: heart failure; fatally low potassium levels
World War II air corps aviator  Francis D. Thornhill   navigator of the Straight Flush, one of the planes that accompanied the Enola Gay to Hiroshima
born on 6-21-1920 in Poplarville, Mississippi
expired 3-11-2004 in Ukiah, California   age 83   cause: complications from stroke
found on the Wed. before 7/28 (7/25); died day before (7/24) blues singer  Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton   first to record Hound Dog
born on 12-11-1926 in Montgomery, Alabama
expired 7-24-1984 in Los Angeles, California   age 57   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1980 JW6.3%

crime novel author  Roderick Thorp II   wrote Nothing Lasts Forever (in 1979) which became Die Hard (in 1988)
born on 9-1-1936 in New York, New York
expired 4-25-1999 in Oxnard, California   age 62   cause: heart attack
"native american" athlete  James Francis "Jim" Thorpe   Olympic medalist who had his awards withdrawn (by the fully-professional management hacks of the corrupt professional Olympic establisment) because he had played semi-pro baseball before the games
born on 5-28-1888 in Prague, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
expired 3-28-1953 in Lomita, California   age 64   cause: heart attack
movie director  Richard Thorpe   directed Athena (1954)
¤born: Rollo Smolt Thorpe 
born on 2-24-1896 in Hutchinson, Kansas
expired 5-1-1991 in Palm Springs, California   age 95
retail employment trendsetter  Inez June Threet   first employee hired by Sam Walton (1950) as a clerk in his new store; retired in 1975
born on 12-15-1918
expired 11-17-2003 in Centerton, Arkansas   age 84   cause: heart ailment
"Marvelous"  Marvin Eugene Throneberry   one of the original Miller Lite beer pitchmen
born on 9-12-1933 in Collierville, Tennessee
expired 6-24-1994   age 60
AKS: Thornberry
pioneering black quarterback  Willie Lawrence Thrower   first black quarterback in Big Ten Conference & member of 1952 National Championship Michigan State team; first (modern era) black quarterback in NFL (1 game: October 18, 1953), playing for da Bears against San Francisco at Soldier Field (he didn't start, but replaced George Blanda)
born on 3-22-1930 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania
expired 2-20-2002 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania   age 71   cause: heart attack; diabetes
Vietnamese Cardinal-in-exile  François Xavier Nguyen van Thuan   nephew of Ngo Dinh Diem
born on 4-17-1928 in Vietnam
expired 9-16-2002 in Rome, Italy   age 74   cause: cancer
AKS: Francois
"aloof" actress  Ingrid Thulin   appeared in a number of Bergman films (including Wild Strawberries; 1957)
born on 1-27-1926 in Solleftea. Sweden
expired 1-7-2004 in Stockholm, Sweden   age 77   cause: cancer
Winnebago tribal chief  Albert Yellow Thunder   Spanish-American War verteran
expired 10-4-1951 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin   age 73
blind New Yorker magazine contributor  James Grover Thurber   created the Walter Mitty character
born on 12--1894
expired 11-2-1961 in New York, New York   age 66
former South Carolina senator (1955-2002)  James Strom Thurmond Sr.   ran for president as a Dixiecrat in 1948; holds record for longest filibuster - 24 hours (1957)
born on 12-5-1902 in Edgefield, South Carolina
expired 6-26-2003 in Edgefield, South Carolina   age 100
   Contest Selectors
1979HA, HP, JH, MM, MS38.5%
1980EB, EK, MM, VA25.0%
2000RR, TEX29%
2001ANG, DTM, ROTS, RR, TEX62½%
2002ANG, BOD, CMH, DTM, JAC, JEDS, JL, RAVN, RR, TMTX90.9%
2003ABRA, ANG, DTM, GHG, JEDS, JL, KLS, KOHD, OGGI, PCD, RAVN, RR, TAP, TMTX77.8%
   Scored 2.5003 points

German Prince  Albert von Thurn und Taxis   headed house that owned the German Postal System for 350 years
expired 1-22-1952 in Regensburg, Germany   age 84
Zanzibar ruler (1911-1960)  Seyyid Sir Khalifa bin Harub bin Thwain
¤the Sultan of Zanzibar 
expired 10-9-1960 in Zanzibar   age 81
German industrialist  Fritz Thyssen   helped finance Hitler's early activities (including the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch); fled Germany in 1939, captured & returned to spend the war in a concentration camp
expired 2-8-1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 77
industrialist Baron  Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza   nephew of Fritz Thyssen
born on 4-13-1921 in Holland
expired 4-27-2002 in Madrid, Spain   age 81   cause: heart attack
nuclear weapon delivery system namesake  Enola Gay Tibbets   mother of B-29 pilot that nuked Hiroshima
¤née: Haggard 
expired ??-??-19??   age 89
bomber pilot parent  Paul Warfield Tibbets Sr.
born on 8-1-1889
expired 1-??-1968 in Orlando, Florida   age 78
Enola Gay pilot  Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr.   World War II pilot of the B-29 that nuked Hiroshima
born on 2-23-1915 in Quincy, Illinois
expired 11-1-2007 in Columbus, Ohio   age 92   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2003MJ5.6%
2004LMLD, MJ11.1%
2006LMLD, MOT6.7%
2007LMLD, MOT, PCD, RR, 4GUE16.1%
   Scored 3.4563 points

AKS: Tibbetts Tibetts Tibets Tibbits Tibits
former Lipton Tea executive (1972-88)  Hubert Merrill Tibbetts   helped introduce Cup-a-Soup (1970)
born on 8-24-1924 in Hallowell, Maine
expired 6-2-2002 in Armonk, New York   age 77   cause: heart attack while bicycling
musician & tv writer  George Tibbles   co-wrote the Woody Woodpecker theme song (1947); was also a writer for Leave it to Beaver, My Three Sons & The Munsters; produced the ill-fated Hello, Larry (1979)
born on 6-7-1913
expired 2-14-1987 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 73   cause: cancer
second Roman Emperor  Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus   adopted by Augustus as his heir after much scheming by his mother Livia; a real pervert
¤born: Tiberius Claudius Nero 
born on 11-16-42 BC in Rome, Italy
expired 3-16-37 in Campania, Italy   age 78   cause: smothered with pillow
actress  Gene Eliza Taylor Tierney   played title role in Laura (1944)
born on 11-19-1920 in New York, New York
expired 11-6-1991 in Houston, Texas   age 70   cause: emphysema
tough-guy actor  Lawrence Tierney   brother of actors Scott Brady & Ed Tracy; mobster Cyrus Redblock on Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Big Goodbye (1988), the Regent of Palamar on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Business as Usual (1997) & Aldon Benes (Elaine's father) on Seinfeld
born on 3-15-1919 in New York, New York
expired 2-26-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 82
camera filter manufacturer  Nathan Tiffen   co-founded the firm with brothers Sol & Leo (1938); received TV & movie academy sci-tech awards
born on 2-19-1925
expired 11-21-2006   age 81
AKS: Tiffin
hypnotism subject  Virginia "Ginni" Tighe   had "recollections" of a previous life in Ireland
¤known in print as Bridey Murphy
became: Virginia Morrow after marriage 
born on 4-27-1923 in Madison, Wisconsin
expired 7-12-1995 in Denver, Colorado   age 72
Texas death row inmate  Gerald Wayne Tigner Jr.
¤number 999099 
born on 12-27-1972
expired 3-7-2002 in Huntsville, Texas   age 29   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2002 BOD, DTM, RR, TMTX36.4%
   Scored 9.9125 points

commie politico  Nikolai A. Tikhonov   Soviet prime minister from 1980 to 1985
born on 5-14-1905 in Kharkov, Ukraine, Russia
expired 6-1-1997 in Moscow, Russia   age 92
Soviet rocketry expert  Mikhail Tikhonravov
expired 3-4-1974 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 73
lawyer, politician, New York governor (1875-76)  Samuel Jones Tilden   opponent of Rutherford Hayes in 1876 presidential election
born on 2-9-1814 in New Lebanon, New York
expired 8-4-1886 in Yonkers, New York   age 72
1920s tennis champion  William Tatem "Big Bill" Tilden 2nd
expired 6-5-1953 in Hollywood, California   age 60
 Emmett Louis Till   kidnapped, tortured & murdered
¤nicknames: "Bo" and "Bobo" 
born on 7-25-1941 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-28-1955 in Glendora, Mississippi   age 14   cause: murdered; shot; multilated
AKS: Emmet Emett Emet Emmett Till Emmett L. Till
Emmett's fathers  Louis Till   while a private in the U.S. Army was convicted of raping two women & killing a third in Civitavecchia, Italy, in June 1944
born on --1922 in Missouri
expired 7-2-1945 in Aversa, Italy   age 23   cause: executed; hanged
Guinness Book-certified supergeezer  Emma Faust Tillman   lasted all of four days as the oldest person in the world
born on 11-22-1892 in Gibsonville, North Carolina (near)
expired 1-28-2007 in East Hartford, Connecticut   age 114
   Contest Selectors
2007RPRM3.2%
   Scored 3.6000 solo points

1930s honky tonky musician  Floyd Tillman   country music electric guitarist; inducted into Country Music hall of fame (1984)
born on 12-8-1914 in Ryan, Oklahoma
expired 8-22-2003 in Bacliff, Texas   age 88   cause: leukemia
businessman & "early" voter  Neil E. Tillotson   rode with the 7th Cavalry in World War I; a manufacturer of latex balloons & gloves; from 1960 through 2000 was the first person to cast a ballot in New Hampshire's (first in the nation) presidential primary (in the town of Dixville Notch, Coos County)
born on 12-16-1898 in Canaan, Vermont
expired 10-17-2001 in Colebrook, New Hampshire   age 102
Kukla and Ollie Kukla, Fran & Ollie puppeteer (1947-57)  Burr Tillstrom   [Fan Page link]
born on 10-13-1917 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-6-1985 in Palm Springs, California   age 68
AKS: Tilstrom
character actor  Alan Tilvern   played movie studio head R.K. Maroon in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
born on 11-5-1918 in London, England
expired 12-17-2003 in London, England   age 85
promotional poster for Steeplechase Park amusement park founder  George Cornelius Tilyou Sr.   built Coney Island's Steeplechase Park
born on --1862
expired 11-30-1914 in New York, New York   age 52
amusement park owner  George Cornelius Tilyou Jr.   ran Coney Island's Steeplechase Park; son of its founder
expired 12-26-1958 in New York, New York   age 56   cause: heart ailment
Indiana death row inmate  Norman Timberlake
born on 8-4-1947
expired 11-29-2007 in Michigan City, Indiana   age 50   cause: "natural causes"
   Contest Selectors
2007DTH3.2%
   Did Not Score - death not discovered until 2009

Argentine journalist  Jacobo Timerman   imprisoned & tortured by the 1970s military junta
¤aka: "the prisoner without a name" 
born on 1-6-1923 in Bar, Ukraine, USSR
expired 11-11-1999 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 76   cause: heart attack
industrialist  William Robert Timken   co-founder of Timken Roller Bearing Co.
expired 6-11-1949 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York   age 83
mathematician  Jan Tinbergen   shared the first Nobel Prize in economics; brother of Nikolaas Tinbergen
born on 4-12-1903 in The Hague, The Netherlands
expired 6-9-1994 in The Hague, The Netherlands   age 91
zoologist  Nikolaas Tinbergen   shared the 1973 Nobel prize in Medicine; brother of Jan Tinbergen
born on 4-15-1907 in The Hague, The Netherlands
expired 12-21-1988 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England   age 81   cause: stroke
Chicago Cubs shortstop  Joseph Bert "Joe" Tinker   part of the immortal double-play combination of Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance
born on 7-27-1880 in Muscotah, Kansas
expired 7-27-1948 in Orlando, Florida   age 68
Hustler magazine cartoon editor (1975-2000)  Beverly Dwaine Tinsley   created the gross Chester the Molester strip
born on 12-31-1945
expired 5-23-2000   age 54   cause: heart attack
movie composer  Dimitri Tiomkin   won four oscars for scoring High Noon (1952), High and Mighty (1954), The Alamo (1960) & The Old Man and the Sea (1958); also wrote scores for Lost Horizon (1937), The Guns of Navarone (1961), Giant (1956), The Thing From Another World (1951) & Dial M For Murder (1954)
born on 5-10-1894 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 11-11-1979 in London, England   age 85   cause: complications after fall
composer Sir  Michael Kemp Tippett
born on 1-2-1905 in London, England
expired 1-8-1998 in London, England   age 93
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP7.7%

Dallas police officer  J D Tippit   murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald following presidential assassination
born on 9-18-1924 in Clarksville, Texas
expired 11-22-1963 in Dallas, Texas   age 39   cause: murdered; shot to death
AKS: J. D. Tipit Tipet Tipitt Tippitt Tippet Tipett Tippett
designer  Erté Romain de Tirtoff   designed cover of January 1987 Playboy
born on 1-23-1892 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 4-21-1990 in Paris, France   age 98
Loews Corporation head  Laurence Alan Tisch   also ruinously-headed CBS (1986-95)
born on 3-5-1923 in New York, New York
expired 11-15-2003 in New York, New York   age 80   cause: gastric cancer
AKS: Lawrence Tish
current Loews Corp. chairman  Preston Robert Tisch   co-owner of the NY Giants; a former U.S. Postmaster General (1986-8)
born on 4-29-1926 in New York, New York
expired 11-15-2005 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005RAVN, TBC8.7%
   Scored 5.8500 points

jazz musician  Wayman Lawrence Tisdale   had played basketball in the NBA (12 years)
born on 6-9-1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
expired 5-15-2009 in Tulsa, Oklahoma   age 44   cause: osteosarcoma
 Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius   recipient of the 1948 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 8-10-1902 in Stockholm, Sweden
expired 10-29-1971 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden   age 69
Yugoslav leader  Josep Broz Tito
born on 5-7-1892 in Kumrovec, Croatia, Austria-Hungary
expired 5-4-1980 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HA, JW, RR, MS38.5%
1980 DH, DO, EB, HP, JW, RR37.5%
   Scored 1.3000 points

Vostok 2 cosmonaut  Gherman Stepanovich Titov   did 17 orbits in August 1961; first person to sleep in space
born on 9-10-1935 in Verhnee Zhilino, Russia, USSR
expired 9-20-2000 in Moscow, Russia   age 65   cause: carbon monoxide poisoning
jazz vibrophonist  Callen Radcliffe Tjader Jr.
born on 7-16-1925 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 5-5-1982 in The Philippines   age 54
research biologist Dr.  Joe Hun Tjio   first to correctly count the 46 chromosomes in human cells (1956)
born on 2-11-1919 in Java, Dutch East Indies
expired 11-27-2001 in Gaithersburg, Maryland   age 82
character actor  Kenneth Tobey   played helicopter pilot Chuck Martin on Whirlybirds syndicated tv series (1957-59)
born on 3-23-1919 in Oakland, California
expired 12-22-2002 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 83
YMCA officer (1911-46)  Channing Heggie Tobias   NAACP chairman (1954-59)
expired 11-5-1961 in New York, New York   age 79
songwriter  Charles Tobias   wrote Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
born on 8-15-1897 in New York, New York
expired 7-7-1970 in Manhasset, New York   age 72
character actor  George Tobias   played Abner Kravitz on Bewitched
born on 7-14-1901 in New York, New York
expired 2-27-1980 in Hollywood, California   age 78   cause: cancer
former Yale economist  James Tobin   1981 Nobel economics laureate
born on 3-5-1918 in Champaign, Illinois
expired 3-11-2002 in New Haven, Connecticut   age 84   cause: stroke
pitcher  Jim Tobin   in 1942 hit three homers at three consecutive at-bats
expired 5-19-1969 in Oakland, California   age 56
Zontar --- kept at bay by a blowtorch?!  Edwin S. Tobolowsky   a producer of cinematic epics such as Zontar, the Thing From Venus (1966) & Mars Needs Women! (1967)
born on 2-16-1920 in Dallas, Texas
expired 7-29-2006 in Dallas, Texas   age 86
 Alexander Robertus Todd   1957 Nobel laureate in chemistry; son-in-law of the 1936 Medicine laureate
¤title: Lord Todd 
born on 10-2-1907 in Cathcart, Scotland
expired 1-10-1997 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 89
actress  Ann Todd
born on 1-24-1909 in Hartford, England
expired 5-6-1993 in London, England   age 84
WXYZ radio actor  John Todd   the voice of Tonto for almost 20 years on the Lone Ranger radio program
expired 7-14-1957 in Detroit, Michigan   age 88
movie producer  Michael "Mike" Todd Sr.   a husband of Elizabeth Taylor
¤born: Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen 
born on 6-22-1909 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 3-22-1958 in Grants, New Mexico   age 48   cause: plane crash
Smell-O-Vision movie producer  Michael Todd Jr.   stank up theaters with Scent of Mystery (1960)
born on 10-8-1929 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-5-2002 in County Carlow, Ireland   age 72   cause: lung cancer
former missionary Sir  Reginald Garfield Todd   former prime minister of Southern Rhodesia (1953-58)
born on 7-13-1908 in New Zealand
expired 10-13-2002 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe   age 94
actor  Richard Todd   portrayed Wing Commander Guy Gibson in The Dam Busters (1955); Ian Fleming wished for him to play James Bond
¤full name: Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd 
born on 6-11-1919 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 12-3-2009 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England   age 90   cause: cancer
shepherd  Antonio Todde   at time of his death he was the oldest man in the world; World War I veteran
born on 1-22-1889 in Tiana, Sardinia, Italy
expired 1-4-2002 in Tiana, Sardinia, Italy   age 112
   Contest Selectors
2002 DTM, JL, RR27.3%
   Scored 1.9250 points

game show producer  William Selden "Bill" Todman   partnered with Mark Goodson
born on 7-31-1916 in New York, New York
expired 7-29-1979 in New York, New York   age 62   cause: complications following heart surgery
actor  Ugo Tognazzi
born on 3-23-1922 in Cremona, Italy
expired 10-27-1990 in Rome, Italy   age 68   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Japanese foreign minister during World War II  Shigenori Togo   sentenced to Sugamo Prison as a war criminal in 1948
expired 7-23-1950 in Tokyo, Japan   age 67
World War II Japanese prime minister  Hideki Tojo   died a war criminal
born on 12-30-1884 in Tokyo, Japan
expired 12-23-1948 in Tokyo, Japan   age 63   cause: hanged
author  Alice B. Toklas   "longtime companion" of Gertrude Stein
expired 3-7-1967 in Paris, France   age 89
geezer  Nijiro Tokuda   was the oldest man in Japan
born on 6-10-1895
expired 6-12-2006 in Kagoshima, Japan   age 111
   Contest Selectors
2006KLS3.3%
   Scored 3.9000 solo points

AKS: Nijiiro
author  John Willard Toland   won 1971 Pulitzer nonfiction prize for The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945
born on 6-29-1912 in La Crosse, Wisconsin
expired 1-4-2004 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 91   cause: pneumonia
19th Liberian president (1971-80)  William Richard Tolbert Jr.   succeeded William Tubman
born on 5-13-1913 in Bensonville, Montserrado County, Liberia
expired 4-12-1980 in Monrovia, Liberia   age 66   cause: shot & bayoneted
actor  Sidney Toler   succeeded Warner Oland as Charlie Chan in the movies (1938-47)
born on 4-28-1874 in Warrensburg, Missouri
expired 2-12-1947 in Beverly Hills, California   age 72
priest  John Francis Reuel Tolkien   eldest son of Hobbit author
born on 11-16-1917 in Oxfordshire, England
expired 1-22-2003 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England   age 85   cause: senile dementia
Oxford professor of literature and English  John Ronald Reuel Tolkien   author of The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings trilogy (1954-55); also authored material in the Quenta Silmarillion (published 1977)
born on 1-3-1892 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa
expired 9-2-1973 in Bournemouth, Dorsetshire, England   age 80   cause: bleeding ulcer; chest infection
AKS: JRR J. R. R. Revel Tolkein
former schoolmaster  Michael Hilary Reuel Tolkien   son of Hobbit author
born on 10-??-1920 in Oxfordshire, England
expired ??-??-1984 in England   age 64
tv comedy writer  Samuel "Mel" Tolkin   was head writer on Your Show of Shows (1950-54)
¤born: Shmuel Tolchinsky 
born on 8-3-1913 in Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire
expired 11-26-2007 in Century City, California   age 94
associate FBI director (1928-72)  Clyde Anderson Tolson   J. Edgar Hoover's "close personal friend"
born on 5-22-1900 in Laredo, Texas
expired 4-14-1975 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 74
Leo's youngest daughter  Alexandra Tolstoy
¤nickname: "Sasha" 
born on 7-1-1884
expired 9-26-1979 in Valley Cottage, New York   age 95
ichthyologist  Ilia A. Tolstoy   grandson of Leo
born on 2-16-1903
expired 10-28-1970 in New York, New York   age 67
author  Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy   wrote War and Peace and Anna Karenina
born on 9-9-1828 in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia
expired 11-20-1910 in Astapovo, Russia   age 82
Countess  Tatiana Soukhotine Tolstoy   daughter of Leo; founder of L'Academie Russe in Paris
expired 9-21-1950 in Rome, Italy   age 84   cause: heart ailment
Leo's granddaughter  Vera Tolstoy   descendant of Leo Tolstoy; married Odo Bakovsky in 1921
born on 7-2-1903
expired 3-29-1999 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida   age 95
The Whammy hizself game show host & actor  Peter David Tomarken   hosted Press Your Luck
born on 12-7-1942 in Olean, New York
expired 3-13-2006 in Santa Monica, California   age 63   cause: plane crash; into the Pacific Ocean off the Santa Monica Pier
astronomer  Clyde William Tombaugh   discovered the solar system's (formerly) ninth planet (Pluto) on February 18, 1930 (it's now classified as a "Plutoid")
born on 2-4-1906 in Streator, Illinois
expired 1-17-1997 in Las Cruces, New Mexico   age 90
character actor  David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson
born on 5-7-1917 in Henley-upon-Thames, Oxfordshire, England
expired 6-24-2000 in Mursley, Buckinghamshire, England   age 83   cause: stroke
Pentecostal Church minister  Homer A. Tomlinson   leader of the Church of God sect; self-proclaimed "King of the World" (beating Leonardo DiCaprio and James Cameron by several decades)
born on 10-25-1892
expired 12-4-1968 in New York, New York   age 76
radiographer, runner, bicyclist  Jane Tomlinson   was named BBC Sportsperson of 2002
¤née: Goward 
born on 2-21-1964 in Rothwell, Yorkshire, England
expired 9-3-2007 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England   age 43   cause: metastatic breast cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005DTM, TBC8.7%
2006DTM, LMLD, SPIT10.0%
2007AUDC, DTM, LMLD, RAVN, SPIT16.1%
   Scored 8.3563 points

physicist  Sin-Itiro Tomonaga   shared the 1965 Nobel prize in physics for his work in quantum electrodynamics
born on 3-31-1906 in Tokyo, Japan
expired 7-8-1979 in Tokyo, Japan   age 73
AKS: Shinichiro
Monroe vice president (1817-25)  Daniel D. Tompkins
born on 6-21-1774 in Scarsdale, New York
expired 6-11-1825 in Staten Island, New York   age 50
Florida death row inmate  Wayne Tompkins
¤number 099350 
born on 3-12-1957
expired 2-11-2009 in Starke, Florida   age 51   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2007OIE3.2%
2008OIE3.1%
2009ADWC, SBAP6.7%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero to be exact)

North Vietnamese president (1969-80)  Ton Duc Thang   succeeded Ho Chi Minh
born on --1888 in Long Xuyen Province, French Indochina
expired 3-30-1980   age 91   cause: heart seizure; respiratory failure
chemist  Frank J. Tone   president of the Carborundum Co. of America; father of actor Franchot
expired 7-26-1944 in Niagra Falls, New York   age 75
actor  Stanislav Pascal Franchot Tone   played the dying president in Advise and Consent; son of Frank
born on 2-27-1905 in Niagra Falls, New York
expired 9-18-1968 in New York, New York   age 63
former governor of Gaeta, Italy  Lorenzo de Tonti   revolted against Spanish rule; after fleeing to France he went into banking & came up with a new form of insurance annuity - what we know as a Tontine (1953); was imprisioned by Louis XIV in the Bastille (1668-75); father of Alphonse de Tonty
born on --1630 in Naples, Italy
expired ??-??-1684   age    cause: 54
New World explorer  Alphonse de Tonty   son of Lorenzo de Tonti; with Cadillac established Fort Ponchartrain du de Troit (1701- it grew to become Detroit, Michigan)
born on --1659 in Gaeta, Italy
expired 11-10-1727 in Fort Ponchartrain du de Troit (now Detroit, Michigan)   age 68
comedian/writer  Barry Took   co-creator/producer of Monty Python's Flying Circus; also worked on Laugh-In
born on 6-19-1928 in London, England
expired 3-31-2002 in London, England   age 73   cause: cancer
Webb, Mississippi farmer  James A. Toole Jr.   one of the jurors in the "trial" of J.W. Milam & Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till
born on 9-28-1911
expired 9-??-1979 in Enid, Mississippi   age 67
 John Kennedy Toole   his posthumously published novel The Confederacy of Dunces (1980) won the Pulitzer prize
born on --1937 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 3-26-1969 in Biloxi, Mississippi   age 31
drifter & professed Satanist/serial killer/cannibal  Ottis Elwood Toole   a confederate of Henry Lee Lucas; determined to have been the murderer of Adam Walsh
born on 3-5-1947 in Jacksonville, Florida
expired 9-15-1996 in Raiford, Florida   age 49   cause: cirrhosis of the liver
AKS: Otis
former phone company worker  Robert L. Tools   received the first self-contained artificial heart (July 2, 2001); survived for 151 days
born on 7-31-1942
expired 11-30-2001 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 59   cause: organ failure
one-time advertising executive "Buffalo"  George Ralph Toomer Sr.   claims to have created the Frito Bandito
born on 12-5-1942 in Dallas, Texas
expired 7-20-2009 in Dallas, Texas   age 66
actor  Regis Toomey
born on 8-13-1898 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 10-12-1991 in Woodland Hills, California   age 93
The (wooden) Bridge on the River Kwai;
its concrete & steel replacement is in the background.
Photo circa December 1944 World War II British Lt. Colonel Sir  Philip John Denton Toosey C.B.E., D.S.O.   built bridge number 277 on the Burma-Siam Railway line (aka: The Bridge on the River Kwai)
born on 8-12-1904 in Birkenhead, England
expired 12-22-1975   age 71
Another SFBMoFo Islamo-facist  Noordin Mohammed Top   terrorist money man/mastermind behind bombings in Southeasst Asia
born on 8-11-1968 in Johor, Malaysia
expired 9-17-2009 in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia   age 41   cause: shot to death
   Contest Selectors
2009TWOS3.3%
   Scored 11.0000 solo points

AKS: Mohamed Mohamad Mohamed Muhamed Muhamad Muhammed Muhammad
clergyman  Augustus Montague Toplady   wrote lyrics to hymn Rock of Ages (1776; music by Thomas Hastings)
born on 11-4-1740 in Franham, England
expired 8-11-1778 in London, England   age 37   cause: tuberculosis
 Daniel Topping   New York Yankees minority owner (1945-65)
born on 6-11-1912
expired 5-18-1974 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 61
 Lois Clemore Topping   had been a survivor of the March 12, 1928 collapse of the St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon, Santa Paula California (450 lives lost)
born on 2-10-1920 in Nebraska City, Nebraska
expired 12-12-2007 in Ventura, California   age 87
singer  Melvin Howard Tormé   co-wrote The Christmas Song ("Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, ..."); not to be confused with the 1980 movie Melvin & Howard
¤aka: "The Velvet Fog" 
born on 9-13-1925 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-5-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 73   cause: complications from 1996 stroke
AKS: Torme
sadistic Spanish monk  Tomás de Torquemada   Inquisitor-General of the Spanish Inquisition (1483), initially organized to expel Jews and Moslems from Spain
born on --1420 in Spain
expired 9-16-1498 in Avila, Spain   age 78
shot put champion  Jack Torrance   held world record from 1935 to 1959
born on 6-20-1912
expired 11-11-1969 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana   age 57
former Panamanian dictator General  Omar Torrijos Herrera   engineered coup that overthrew Panamanian president Arnulfo Arias Madrid (1968)
born on 2-13-1929 in Santiago de Veragua, Panama
expired 7-31-1981 in Penonomé, Panama   age 52   cause: plane crash
   Contest Selectors
1980 HP6.3%

Chicago gangleader  Johnny Torrio   supplanted by Al Capone
expired 4-16-1957 in New York, New York   age 75
composer  Federico Moreno Torroba
expired 9-12-1982   age 91
tv producer  Ivan Lawrence Tors   gave us Science Fiction Theater, Sea Hunt & Flipper
born on 6-12-1916 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-4-1983 in Mato Grasso, Brazil   age 66
author  Berick Traven Torsvan   wrote The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1935)
¤pen name: "B. Traven" 
born on 2-23-1882 in Schwiebus, Germany
expired 3-27-1969 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 87
conductor  Arturo Toscanini   lead NBC Symphony Orchestra; father-in-law of Vladimir Horowitz
born on 3-25-1867 in Parma, Italy
expired 1-16-1957 in New York, New York   age 89
Arturo's daughter  Wally Toscanini
expired 5-8-1991   age 91
former Philadelphia Eagles owner (1969-85)  Leonard Hyman Tose   gambled away his fortune
born on 3-6-1915 in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania
expired 4-15-2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 88   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2003PCD5.6%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

comic book artist  Alexander Toth   created the Space Ghost character
born on 6-25-1928 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 5-27-2006 in Burbank, California   age 77   cause: heart failure
Hungarian journalist  Lazlo Toth   convicted co-defendant in the Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty trial; NOT the hammer-wielding loon that attacked the Pieta in the 1960s
expired 9-19-1952 in Hungarian prison   age 75
inventor  Andrew J. Toti   claimed to have come up with the personal flotation device device more commonly known as the "Mae West" (Peter Markus beat him to it); also invented an automatic chicken plucker
born on 7-23-1915 in Visalia, California
expired 3-20-2005 in Modesto, California   age 89
diminutive impressionist painter  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec   did lots of paintings of dance-hall women; purported to have invented "mayonaise au chocolat" (better known as "chocolate mousse")
born on 11-24-1864 in Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, France
expired 9-9-1901 in Malromé, France   age 36   cause: stroke; siphilis
AKS: Tooloose Touloose Twoloose Twolouse Latrek Latrec Lahtrek Lahtrec
opera mezzo-soprano  Jennie Tourel
born on 6-22-1910 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 11-23-1973 in New York, New York   age 63   cause: lung cancer
horror/noir movie director  Jacques Tourneur   directed Cat People (1942), Out of the Past (1947) & Berlin Express (1948)
born on 11-12-1904 in Paris, France
expired 12-19-1977 in Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France   age 73
French Nazi collaborator  Paul Touvier
born on 4-3-1915 in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jabron, Alpes de Haut-Provence, France
expired 7-16-1996 in Paris, France   age 81   cause: prostate cancer
former Texas Senator (1961-85)  John Goodwin Tower
born on 9-29-1925 in Houston, Texas
expired 4-5-1991 in Brunswick, Georgia   age 65
Gruman Aircraft co-founder (1929) & CEO  Edwin Clinton Towl
born on 10-26-1905 in New York, New York
expired 1-4-1990 in Stuart, Florida   age 84
character actor  Harry Townes   played Reger in original Star Trek tv episode Return of the Archons (1967)
born on 9-18-1914 in Huntsville, Alabama
expired 5-23-2001 in Huntsville, Alabama   age 86
2nd Miss America (1922 & 1923)  Mary Catherine Campbell Townley   only person to win the pageant twice
born on 5-??-1907
expired ??-??-1990   age 83
CBS News veteran  Dallas S. Townsend   anchored the World News Roundup on CBS Radio for 25 years
born on 1-17-1919
expired 6-1-1995   age 76
blues pianist  Henry "Mule" Townsend
born on 10-27-1909 in Shelby, Mississippi
expired 9-24-2006 in Grafton, Wisconsin   age 96   cause: pulmonary edema
Avis Rent-a-Car chairman & president (1962-65)  Robert Chase Townsend   in 1970 wrote Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits
born on 7-30-1920 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 1-12-1998 in Anguilla, West Indies   age 77   cause: heart attack
former Confederate Army soldier  William D. Townsend
expired 2-22-1953 in Olla, Louisiana   age 106
Fifth Dimension singer  Ronald L. Townson
born on 1-29-1933 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 8-2-2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 68   cause: renal failure; kidney disease
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in April 1967 historian  Arnold Joseph Toynbee   wrote 12 volume A Study of History
born on 4-14-1889 in London, England
expired 10-22-1975 in York, England   age 86   cause: complications from stroke
super-geezer  Tsuneyo Toyonaga   had been the oldest woman in Japan
born on 5-21-1894 in Tano, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japana
expired 2-22-2008 in Nankoku, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan   age 113
   Contest Selectors
2008DFFC3.1%
   Scored 3.7000 solo points

singer  Arthur Tracy
¤born: Abba Tracovutsky 
born on 6-25-1903 in Kamenetz-Podolsk, Moldavia
expired 10-5-1997 in New York, New York   age 94
actor  Edward Tracy   brother of actors Scott Brady and Lawrence Tierney
¤real name: Edward Tierney 
born on 5-13-1928 in New York, New York
expired 12-18-1985 in Orange, California   age 56   cause: heart failure
Academy Award-winning actor  Spencer Bonaventure Tracy   played Father Flanagan in Boys Town; paired with Katharine Hepburn (on and off screen); played Chief Culpepper in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World; his final film was Guess Who's Coming to Diner?
born on 4-5-1900 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 6-10-1967 in Beverly Hills, California   age 67   cause: heart attack
former Kraft food scientist  Edwin Traisman   developed the process to make Cheez Whiz; created the process for freezing McDonald's french fries; was first Wisconsin McDonald's franchisee (1957, in Madison)
born on 11-25-1915 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-5-2007 in Madison, Wisconsin   age 91   cause: heart attack
Macedonian president (1999-2004)  Boris Trajkovski
born on 6-25-1956 in Strumica, Macedonia
expired 2-26-2004 in Stolac, Hercegovina   age 47   cause: plane crash
former South Vietnamese foreign minister  Tran Van Lam   presided over the South Vietnamese senate during the surrender to the north
born on 7-30-1913 in Cho Lon, Vietnam
expired 2-6-2001 in Canberra, Australia   age 87
former Michigan congressman (1937-38)  Andrew Jackson Transue
born on 1-12-1903 in Clarksville, Michigan
expired 6-24-1995   age 92
next-to-last president of South Vietnam (4/21/1975-4/25/1975)  Tran Van Huong
born on 12-1-1903 in Vinh Long Province, Vietnam
expired ??-??-1982   age 78
North Vietnamese General  Tran Van Tra   commanded communist forces in South Vietnam from 1963-1975
born on --1918 in My Tho, Quang Ngai Province, French Indochina
expired 4-20-1996 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   age 77
 Jeanette Scola Trapani   a survivor of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
born on 4-21-1902 in Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California
expired 12-28-2009 in El Dorado Hills, California   age 107   cause: neumonia
Met Opera soprano (1937-53)  Helen Traubel
born on 6-20-1899 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-28-1972 in Santa Monica, California   age 69   cause: heart attack
impressionist  Frederick Albert Travalena III
born on 10-2-1942 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 6-28-2009 in Encino, California   age 66   cause: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; prostate cancer
Peter, Paul and Mary singer  Mary Allin Travers
born on 11-9-1936 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 9-16-2009 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 72   cause: complications from chemotherapy; leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2005GHG, TBC8.7%
2006DFFC, DTM6.7%
2007DFFC, DTM, PUD9.7%
2008DFFC3.1%

AKS: Ellin
author  Pamela Lyndon Travers   wrote Mary Poppins (1934)
¤born: Helen Lyndon Goff 
born on 8-9-1899 in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
expired 4-23-1996 in London, England   age 96
 Susan Traves   only woman to serve in the Franch Foreign Legion
born on 9-23-1909 in London, England
expired 12-18-2003 in Paris, France   age 94
former showgirl  Doris Eaton Travis   had been the last surviving Ziegfeld Follies girl; introduced "Singing In The Rain" on Broadway (it was written for her to perform)
born on 3-14-1904 in Norfolk, Virginia
expired 5-11-2010 in Commerce, Michigan   age 106   cause: aneurysm
   Contest Selectors
2006PCD, RR6.7%
2007PCD, RR6.5%
2008DTM, PCD, RIE, RR12.5%
2009DTM, PCD, RIE, RR13.3%
2010DTM, PCD, RIE, RR14.8%
   Scored 2.2125 points

activist  Helen L. Travis   in 1967 the Supreme Court overturned her conviction of traveling to Cuba without a passport stamp valid for that destination (1962)
born on 9-3-1916 in New York, New York
expired 11-14-2002 in San Pedro, California   age 86
pornographer  Charles E. "Chuck" Traynor   "discovered" Linda Lovelace - taught her the proper "technique"; married to her (1971-74) & Marilyn Chambers (1975-85)
born on 8-21-1937
expired 7-22-2002 in Chatsworth, California   age 68   cause: heart attack
former Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman  Howard Joseph "Pie" Traynor   in Baseball Hall-of-Fame
born on 11-11-1899 in Framingham, Massachusetts
expired 3-16-1972 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 72
character actor  Arthur Treacher   known for playing butlers; for many years the announcer on Merv Griffin's tv talk show; front man for a chain of Fish 'n' Chips restaurants that bear his name
¤real name: Arthur Veary 
born on 7-23-1894 in Brighton, Sussex, England
expired 12-14-1975 in Manhasset, New York   age 81   cause: heart ailment
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS

one-term Louisiana governor (1980-83)  David Conner Treen Sr.   first Republican governor of Louisiana since reconstruction; lost re-election bid to Edwin Edwards
born on 7-16-1928 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
expired 10-29-2009 in Metairie, Louisiana   age 81   cause: complications from respiratory illness
actress  Mary Treen
¤born: Mary Louise Summers 
born on 3-27-1907 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-20-1989 in Newport Beach, California   age 82   cause: cancer
author & war correspondent  Richard William Tregaskis   wrote Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
born on 11-28-1916 in Elizabeth, New Jersey
expired 8-15-1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 56   cause: drowned
former Costa Rican president (1966-70)  José Joaquin Antonio Trejos Fernández   amended their constitution so that an individual could not serve two consecutive terms
born on 4-18-1916 in San José, Costa Rica
expired 2-10-2010 in San José, Costa Rica   age 93
AKS: Jose Fernandez
"B" movie actor  Lester Tremayne   starred in Angry Red Planet; spoke the opening narration of Forbidden Planet (1956); member of the radio hall of fame
born on 4-16-1913 in London, England
expired 12-19-2003 in Santa Monica, California   age 90   cause: heart failure
Greenfield Village tintype and daguerreotyper  Charles H. Tremear
expired 7-20-1943 in Detroit, Michigan   age 77
New Jersey Supreme Court judge  Thomas Whitaker Trenchard   presiding judge in trial of Bruno Hauptman for the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh III
born on 12-13-1863 in Centreton, Salem County, New Jersey
expired 7-23-1942 in Trenton, New Jersey   age 78   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
WXYZ radio owner  George Washington Trendle   his network was the originator of such radio hits as The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet and Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
born on 7-4-1884 in Norwalk, Ohio
expired 5-10-1972 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan   age 87   cause: heart attack
actress  Claire Trevor   won oscar for Key Largo (1948); also appeared in Dead End (1937) & Stagecoach (1939)
¤born: Claire Wemlinger 
born on 3-8-1909 in New York, New York
expired 4-8-2000 in Newport Beach, California   age 91   cause: respiratory failure
historian  Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper   wrote The Last Days of Hitler (1947); authenticated the bogus 60 volume set of "Hitler's Diaries" (1983)
born on 1-15-1914 in Glanton, Northumberland, England
expired 1-26-2003 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England   age 89
Payne, Mississippi farmer  Ray Tribble   one of the jurors in the "trial" of J.W. Milam & Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till
born on 11-24-1926
expired 4-24-1998 in Money, Mississippi   age 71
Oklahoma death row inmate  Eddie Leroy Trice
born on 3-27-1952
expired 1-9-2001 in McAlester, Oklahoma   age 48   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 TEX12½%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (only 2 of the minimum 3 needed)

Club Med co-founder  Gilbert Trigano
born on 7-28-1920 in France
expired 2-4-2001 in Paris, France   age 80
author  Alice Stewart Trillin   wife of Calvin
born on 5-8-1938 in Portchester, New York
expired 9-11-2001 in New York, New York   age 63   cause: heart failure
writer  Diana Rubin Trilling
born on 7-21-1905 in New York, New York
expired 10-23-1996 in New York, New York   age 91
Columbia U. professor & critic Dr.  Lionel Trilling
born on 7-4-1905 in New York, New York
expired 11-5-1975 in New York, New York   age 70   cause: cancer
Our Gang child actor  Marvin Trin
¤aka: "Bubbles
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
photographer  Eugene C. Trindl   shot over 200 covers & 800 spreads for TV Guide; also did photography for three Playboy playmates
born on 4-14-1924
expired 6-29-2004 in Van Nuys, California   age 80   cause: pancreatic cancer
cover of 'Clyde Crashcup' comic book comic book artist  Irving Rose "Budd" Tripp   drew lots of Little Lulu; also drew Clyde Crashcup
born on 6-5-1921 in Poughkeepsie, New York
expired 11-27-2009 in Lakeland, Florida   age 88   cause: complications from cancer
former kids show host  Paul Tripp   was Mr. I. Magination on CBS (1949-52); created Tubby the Tuba (1945)
born on 2-20-1911 in New York, New York
expired 8-29-2002 in New York, New York   age 91
airline head  Juan Terry Trippe   co-acquired Pan American Airways (1928)
born on 6-27-1899 in Sea Bright, New Jersey
expired 4-3-1981 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: stroke
auto executive Sir  Alexander James Trotman   former Ford Motor Co. CEO (1993-98)
born on 7-22-1933 in Middlesex, England
expired 4-25-2005 in Yorkshire, England   age 71
Russian Communist  Leon Trotsky   a leader of the 1905 and 1917 Russian revolutions; Stalin rival after Lenin's death, expelled from Russia by Stalin in 1929 and assassinated at Stalin's behest in 1940 by Ramón Mercader
¤real name: Lev Davidovich Bronstein 
born on 11-8-1879 in Elisavetgrad, Russia
expired 8-20-1940 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 60   cause: pick-ax through eye
Leon's widow  Natalia Sedova Trotsky
expired 1-23-1962 in Corbeil, France   age 79
band leader  John Scott Trotter   Bing Crosby's musical director
born on 6-14-1908 in Charlotte, North Carolina
expired 10-30-1975 in Hollywood, California   age 67   cause: cancer
actor  Patrick George Troughton   second to play Doctor Who (1966-69)
born on 3-20-1920 in London, England
expired 3-28-1987 in Columbus, Georgia   age 67   cause: heart attack
actor  Robert William "Bobby" Troup   wrote song Get Your Kicks on Route 66; appeared in M*A*S*H (1970) as the jeep driver that kept saying "...goddam army..."; husband of Julie London
born on 10-18-1918 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
expired 2-7-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 80
early aviatrix  Evelyn "Bobbi" Trout   last surviving competitor from 1st Women's Transcontinental Air Race (1929)
born on 1-7-1906 in Greenup, Illinois
expired 1-24-2003 in La Jolla, California   age 97   cause: heart attack
developer of milk homogenization  G. Malcolm Trout
born on 3-7-1896
expired 11-1-1990 in East Lansing, Michigan   age 94
former Detroit Tigers pitcher (1939-51)  Paul Howard "Dizzy" Trout
born on 6-29-1915 in Sandcut, Indiana
expired 2-28-1972 in Chicago, Illinois   age 56   cause: stomach cancer
Robert Trout former CBS & ABC newsman  Robert Trout   coined phrase "fireside chat" to describe FDR's 1930s radio broadcasts; one of "Murrow's Boys"
¤born: Robert Albert Blondheim 
born on 10-15-1908 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 11-14-2000 in New York, New York   age 91   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
2000 RR14%
   Scored 5.9000 solo points

tv performer  Robert E. "Bob" Trow   played Robert Troll and Bob Dog on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
born on 2-26-1926
expired 11-2-1998 in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania   age 72   cause: heart attack
publisher  Cornelius Robertson Trowbridge   headed Yankee Publishing (Yankee Magazine, Old Farmer's Almanac)
born on 3-31-1932 in Salem, Massachusetts
expired 9-8-2003 in Peterborough, New Hampshire   age 71   cause: complications from pulmonary blood clot
R&B singer  Doris Troy   had 1963 with Just One Look; inspiration for musical Mama, I Want To Sing (written by her sister)
¤born: Doris Higgensen
wrote/sand as: Doris Payne (grandmother's maiden name) 
born on 1-6-1937 in New York, New York
expired 2-16-2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 67   cause: emphysema
AKS: Higginsen Higgenson Higginson
former Soviet ambassador to the U.N. (1977-86)  Oleg A. Troyanovsky
born on 11-24-1919 in Moscow, Russia
expired 12-21-2003   age 84
former Canadian Prime Minister  Pierre Elliot Trudeau
born on 10-18-1919 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 9-28-2000 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 80   cause: pneumonia; prostate cancer; Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
1979 HPm YJ15.4%
1980 BB6.3%

adult film actress & singer  Andrea True   had disco "hits" with "What's Your Name, What's Your Number" (1977) and "More, More, More" (1976, which she probably said a lot during her porno film career); appeared in Psyched for Sex (1974; aren't we all), Deep Throat, Part II (1974; as the Whacker Attacker under the nom-de-suckola 'Inger Kissen'), The Wetter the Better (1974; going down on 'Marc Spitts'?) and "Mash'd (1976; as Hot Pussy ... wait a minute, is this an oblique reference to 'lips'?)
¤real name: Andrea Marie Truden 
born on 7-26-1943 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 11-7-2011 in Kingston, New York   age 68
"New Wave" movie writer/director/producer/actor  François Roland Truffaut   directed Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows; 1959) & Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
born on 2-6-1932 in Paris, France
expired 10-21-1984 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France   age 52   cause: brain tumor
AKS: Francois
Dominican Republic dictator (1930-61) Generalissimo  Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
born on 10-24-1891 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
expired 5-31-1961 in Ciudad Trujillo, Dominican Republic   age 69   cause: assassinated
Harry's widow  Elizabeth Virginia Wallace "Bess" Truman
born on 2-13-1885 in Independence, Missouri
expired 10-18-1982 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 97
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA, HFS, JW, MS, RR38.5%
1980 DO, JW, RR, VA25.0%

Spirit Lake Lodge resort owner (1928-80)  Harry R. Truman   refused to evacuate when nearby volcano threatened eruption
born on 10-30-1896
expired 5-18-1980   age 83   cause: buried beneath pyroclasitic flows from Mount St. Helens eruption
to next U.S. president: Dwight D. Eisenhowerto previous U.S. president: Franklin Roosevelt 33rd U.S. president (1945-53)  Harry S Truman   gave order to nuke Hiroshima and Nagasaki; screwed-up mismanaging the military during Korean War; father of Margaret
born on 5-8-1884 in Lamar, Missouri
expired 12-26-1972 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 88
Hollywood Ten screen writer  James Dalton Trumbo   wrote screenplay for Exodus (1960)
born on 12-9-1905 in Montrose, California
expired 9-10-1976 in Los Angeles, California   age 70   cause: heart attack
movie cinematographer  Donald Edmund Trumbull   father of Douglas; designer of movie effects
born on 5-27-1909
expired 6-7-2004 in Graeagle, California   age 95
New York real estate developer  Fred Christ Trump   husband of Mary McLeod Trump; father of "The Donald," Robert, Federal Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, Elizabeth Trump Grau and Fred Jr. (deceased 1981)
born on 10-11-1905 in New York, New York
expired 6-25-1999 in New York, New York   age 93   cause: pneumonia
"The Donald's" mother  Mary McLeod Trump   widow of Fred
born on 5-10-1912 in Isle of Lewis, Scotland
expired 8-7-2000 in New Hyde Park, New York   age 88
 Alan Truscott   was the second New York Times contract bridge editor (1964-2005; succeeding Albert Morehead)
born on 4-16-1925 in London, England
expired 9-4-2005 in Adirondack Mountains, New York   age 80   cause: cancer
movie costume & production designer  John Truscott   won two oscars (production & costume design) for Camelot (1967)
born on --1936 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
expired 9-5-1993 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   age 57   cause: heart problems
abolitionist, feminist  Sojourner Truth
¤real name: Isabella Van Wagener 
born on --1797 in Ulster County, New York
expired 11-26-1883 in Battle Creek, Michigan   age 86
actor, author  Thomas Tryon
born on 1-14-1926 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 9-4-1991 in Los Angeles, California   age 65
Congo premier (1963-65)  Moise Tshombe-Kapenda   led Katanga Province's independence (1960-63)
born on 11-10-1919 in Musumba, Congo
expired 6-29-1969 in Algiers, Algeria   age 49
Malagasy Republic president (1959-72)  Philibert Tsiranana   overthrown in 1972 military coup
born on 10-18-1912 in Anahidrano, Madagascar
expired 4-16-1978 in Tananarive, Madagascar   age 66
former Mass. senator & 1992 presidential candidate  Paul Efthemios Tsongas
born on 2-14-1941 in Lowell, Massachusetts
expired 1-18-1997 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 55   cause: non-Hodgkins lymphoma
country singer  Ernest Tubb
born on 2-9-1914 in Crisp, Texas
expired 9-6-1984 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 70
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1980 HA6.3%

18th Liberian president (1944-71)  William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman   his father came to the colony from Augusta, Georgia in 1834; succeeded by vice president William R. Tolbert
born on 11-29-1895 in Harper, Maryland County, Liberia
expired 7-23-1971 in London, England   age 75   cause: prostate cancer
underwear inventor  Marie Tucek   received 1893 U.S. Patent (#494,397) for what we now know as a brassiere
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
historian & author  Barbara Wertheim Tuchman   won Pulitzer Prizes for The Guns of August (1962) & Stilwell and the American Experience in China (1971)
born on 1-30-1912 in New York, New York
expired 2-6-1989 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 77
character actor  Forrest Meredith Tucker   star of The Crawling Eye (1958) & Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke on F Troop (1965-67)
born on 2-12-1915 in Plainfield, Indiana
expired 10-25-1986 in Woodland Hills, California   age 71   cause: throat cancer
tv/movie writer/producer  Larry Tucker   co-developed The Monkees tv series (1966); wrote I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968) & Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
born on 6-23-1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 4-1-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 67   cause: complications from cancer & multiple sclerosis
ABC/CBS/NBC reporter  Lemuel Tucker
born on 5-26-1938
expired 3-2-1991   age 52
movie poster for `Robot Monster' one-time Lenny Bruce writer  Phillip Jay Tucker   also an el-stinko movie director; his cinematic opus: Robot Monster (1953)
born on 5-22-1927 in Kansas
expired 11-30-1985 in Los Angeles, California   age 58
automobile designer  Preston Thomas Tucker   co-designer of the 1946 rear-engine Tucker Torpedo; subject of movie
expired 12-26-1956 in Ypsilanti, Michigan   age 53
Met Opera tenor  Richard Tucker
¤born: Reuben Ticker 
born on 8-28-1914 in New York, New York
expired 1-8-1975 in Kalamazoo, Michigan   age 60   cause: heart attack
nightclub singer  Sophie Tucker
¤born: Sophie Kalish
nickname: "Last of the Red Hot Mamas" 
born on 1-13-1889
expired 2-9-1966 in New York, New York   age 77
to December 1963 Playmate of Monthto October 1963 Playmate of Month Playboy November 1963 Playmate of Month  Terre Tucker
born on 10-9-1944 in Arizona
expired 12-16-1990   age 46   cause: cervical cancer
Vietnamese dowager Empress  Tu Cung   wife of Emperor Khai Dinh; mother of Bao Dai
¤title: Queen Mother Doan Hui 
born on --1888
expired ??-??-1980 in Hué, Vietnam   age 91
Croatian president  Franjo Tudjman
born on 5-14-1922 in Veliko Trgovisce, Croatia
expired 12-10-1999 in Zagreb, Croatia   age 77   cause: stomach cancer
"experimental" music composer  David Eugene Tudor
born on 1-20-1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 8-13-1996 in Tomkins Cove, New York   age 70
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2007GREB
2009GREB

author/illustrator  Tasha Tudor
¤born: Starling Burgess 
born on 8-28-1915 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 6-18-2008 in Marlboro, Vermont   age 92
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2008DGW3.1%
   Scored 5.8000 solo points

radio/tv announcer  Richard Norton "Dick" Tufeld   had been the announcer on Space Patrol, The Time Tunnel & Lost in Space (also provided the voice of the Robot — "Warning Will Robinson"); narrated some Mr. Bubble commercials as well as the Zorro tv series
born on 12-11-1926 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1--2012 in Studio City, California   age 85   cause: heart failure; heart disease
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2007AUDC3.2%

actor  Bowen Charleston "Sonny" Tufts III   appeared in The Seven Year Itch
born on 7-16-1911 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 6-4-1970 in Santa Monica, California   age 58
geologist & spelunker  Bruce Randall "Randy" Tufts   co-discoverer of Arizona's Kartchner Caverns (1974)
born on 8-17-1948 in Tucson, Arizona
expired 4-1-2002 in Tucson, Arizona   age 53   cause: myelodysplastic syndrome
Princeton University statistician  John Wilder Tukey   coined acronym "bit" (binary digit; 1946) and term "software" (1958 American Mathematical Monthly article); co-invented the Fast Fourier Transform
born on 6-16-1915 in New Bedford, Massachusetts
expired 7-26-2000 in New Brunswick, New Jersey   age 85   cause: heart attack
former Electric Prunes bassist  Mark Tulin   played on their big 1967 hit "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)"
born on 11-21-1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-26-2011 in Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California   age 62   cause: heart attack
former Erie, Pennsylvania mayor  Louis J. Tullio
born on 5-17-1916
expired 4-17-1990   age 73
 Alice Tully   Lincoln Center concert hall donor
born on 10-11-1902 in Corning, New York
expired 12-10-1993 in New York, New York   age 91
misogynistic snake-oil quack  Francis Tumblety   purported to be a candidate for Jack the Ripper
born on --1833 in Dublin, Ireland
expired ??-??-1903 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 70
Ben Hur screenwriter (1959)  Karl Tunberg
born on 3-11-1909 in Spokane, Washington
expired 4-4-1992   age 83
former Chinese Head of State (1966-75)  Tung Pi-wu   a founder of the Chinese Communist Party (1921)
expired 4-2-1975 in Beijing, China   age 89
former heavyweight boxer  James Joseph "Gene" Tunney   world champion 1926-28; father of ex-senator John V. Tunney
born on 5-25-1898 in New York, New York
expired 11-7-1978 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 80   cause: circulatory ailment
aircraft designer  Alexei Andreyevich Tupolev   son of Andrei; designed the Tu-144 Soviet SST (dubbed "Concordsky"); co-designer (copier) of the Soviet Space Shuttle knockoff Tu-2000: Buran
born on 5-20-1925
expired 5-12-2001 in Moscow, Russia   age 75
Soviet airplane designer  Andrei N. Tupolev
born on 11-10-1888 in Pustomazovo, Tuer Province, Russia
expired 12-23-1972 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 84
Tongan  King George Tupou V
¤full name: Siaosi Tāufa̒āhau Manumataongo Tuku̒aho Tupou V 
born on 5-4-1948 in Tongatapu, Tonga
expired 3-18-2012 in Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China   age 63   cause: leukemia
chemist  Earl Silas Tupper   created the ubiquitous 'burping' food containers: Tupperwaretm (1946); sold company in 1958
born on 7-28-1907 in Berlin, New Hampshire
expired 10-3-1983 in San José, Costa Rica   age 76   cause: heart attack
black activist  Kwame Ture   coined phrases "Black Power" (1966) and "Burn, Baby, Burn"
¤born: Stokely Carmichael 
born on 6-29-1941 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
expired 11-15-1998 in Conakry, Guinea   age 57   cause: prostate cancer
pianist  Rosalyn Tureck   a specialist in the works of Bach
born on 12-14-1914 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-17-2003 in New York, New York   age 88
AKS: Turek
pianist & composer  Joaquin Turina y Perez
expired 1-14-1949 in Madrid, Spain   age 66
mathematician  Alan Mathison Turing   postulated the basic principles of computing; namesake of the Association of Computing Machinery organization's main award for work in computing
born on 6-23-1912 in London, England
expired 6-7-1954 in Manchester, England   age 41   cause: suicide; strychnine poisoning
physicist Dr.  Anthony Leonid Turkevich   his alpha scattering probe aboard Surveyor 5 determined that the moon was made of high-titanium basalt (1967); he adapted his probe for a 1997 Mars mission
born on 7-23-1916 in New York, New York
expired 9-7-2002 in Lexington, Virginia   age 86
pioneer airplane designer  Wallace Rupert Turnbull   co-inventor of the variable pitch propeller
expired 11-26-1954 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada   age 84
Alabama vote rights leader  Albert Turner   helped lead the March 7, 1965 Selma-to-Mongomery march that ended in police violence at the Pettus Bridge
born on 2-29-1936 in outside Marion, Alabama
expired 4-13-2000 in Selma, Alabama   age 64   cause: heart failure during surgery
1940s Chicago Bears center & linebacker  Clyde D. "Bulldog" Turner   New York Titans coach (1962)
born on 3-10-1919
expired 10-30-1998 in Gatesville, Texas   age 79   cause: lung cancer
AIDS activist  Dan Turner
born on 12-5-1947
expired 6-4-1990   age 42
former CNN bigwig  Eddie Sims Turner   helped launch the cable news operation
¤nickname: "No Relation to Ted
born on 9-25-1935 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
expired 3-30-2002 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 66   cause: complications from liver cancer
former Raiders football player  Eric R. Turner Sr.
born on 9-20-1968 in Ventura, California
expired 5-28-2000 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 31   cause: stomach cancer
early silent movie star  Florence Turner
¤aka: "The Vitagraph Girl" 
expired 8-28-1946 in Hollywood, California   age 56
Dollar General Stores founder (1955)  Hurley Calister Turner Sr.
born on 5-28-1915 in Macon County, Tennessee
expired 11-14-2000 in Scottsville, Kentucky   age 85
singer/songwriter  Ike Wister Turner   no truth to the urban legend that he died wearing a "wifebeater"
born on 11-5-1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi
expired 12-12-2007 in San Marcos, California   age 76   cause: respiratory failure; cocaine toxicity (overdose); hypertensive cardiovascular disease; pulmonary emphysema
actress  Lana Turner
¤real name: Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner 
born on 2-8-1920 in Wallace, Idaho
expired 6-29-1995 in Los Angeles, California   age 75
Mork & Mindy creator  Lloyd G. Turner
born on 8-14-1924 in Winnemucca, Nevada
expired 11-11-1992   age 68   cause: esophageal cancer
wood-eating mollusk expert Dr.  Ruth Dixon Turner   Harvard professor; world authority on toredos (shipworms)
born on 12-7-1914 in Melrose, Massachsuetts
expired 4-30-2000 in Waltham, Massachusetts   age 85
attorney  Wilburn Fred Turner   successfully defended Clarence Gideon in this second trial (1963)
born on 4-17-1922 in Millville, Florida
expired 11-24-2003 in Kings Point, Florida   age 81
Advanced Micro Devices co-founder (1969)  Edwin James Turney   left company in 1974
born on 3-26-1929 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 10-15-2008 in Cupertino, California   age 79   cause: brain cancer
cross-eyed comedian  Ben Turpin   worked for Essanay & Keystone studios
born on 9-17-1869 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 7-1-1940 in Santa Barbara, California   age 63
jazz saxophonist  Stanley W. Turrentine
born on 4-5-1934 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 9-12-2000 in New York, New York   age 66   cause: complications from stroke
comic book artist  George Tuska   worked on Captain America & Iron Man
¤aka: "Carl Larson" 
born on 4-26-1916 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 10-15-2009 in Manchester, New Jersey   age 93
Egyptian boy  King Tut-ankh-Amen   his alleged-to-be cursed tomb was discovered in November 1922 by Howard Carter & Lord Canarvon
¤"King Tut" 
born on --1358 BC in Egypt
expired ??-??-1340 BC in Memphis, Egypt   age 18
AKS: Tutankhamen
retired University of Waterloo mathematician  William Thomas Tutte   World War II Bletchley Park ENIGMA code breaker
born on 5-14-1917 in Newmarket, Suffolk, England
expired 5-2-2002 in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada   age 84   cause: congestive heart failure; spleen cancer
renowned Hollywood makeup artist  William Julian "Bill" Tuttle   received an honorary oscar for work done on The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; also created the makeup for the Morlocks for The Time Machine (1960), the prosthetics for The Twilight Zone episode "Eye of the Beholder" & the makeup for Peter Boyle's monster in Young Frankenstein (1974); his first wife was Donna Reed (1945-47)
born on 4-13-1912 in Jacksonville, Florida
expired 7-30-2007 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 95
WWII soldier  George Tweed   No Man is an Island book & movie based upon his experiences
expired 1-16-1989   age 84
1930s movie actress  Helen Jurgen Twelvetrees
expired 2-13-1958 in Olmstead Air Force Base, Pennsylvania   age 50
General  Nathan Farragut Twining   Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1957-60)
born on 10-11-1897 in Monroe, Wisconsin
expired 3-29-1982 in Lackland Air Force Base, Texas   age 84
country singer  Conway Twitty
¤born: Harold Lloyd Jenkins 
born on 9-1-1933 in Friars Point, Mississippi
expired 6-5-1993 in Springfield, Missouri   age 59
IRA co-founder  Seamus Twomey
expired 9-12-1989   age 70
singer/actress  Beverly Tyler   appeared in several movies with Mickey Rooney; was the daughter-in-law of Fibber McGee & Molly
¤born: Beverly Jean Saul 
born on 7-5-1927 in Scranton, Pennsylvania
expired 11-23-2005 in Reno, Nevada   age 78   cause: pulmonary embolism
to next U.S. president: James Polkto previous U.S. president: William Henry Harrison W.H. Harrison's Vice President (1841); 10th U.S. president (1841-1845)  John Tyler
born on 3-29-1790 in Charles City, Virginia
expired 1-18-1862 in Richmond, Virginia   age 71
actress  Judy Tyler   Princess Summerfall Winterspring on Howdy Doody kiddie show
¤Judith Mae Hess 
born on 10-9-1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 7-4-1957 in Billy the Kid, Wyoming   age 23   cause: automobile crash
cover of January 1967 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with Playmate Judy Tylerto February 1966 Playmate of Monthto December 1965 Playmate of Month Playboy January 1966 Playmate of Month  Judy Tyler
born on 12-24-1947 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-18-2013   age 65   cause: complications from open heart surgery
December 1941 Army Air Corps 1st Lieutenant/fighter pilot  Kermit Arthur Tyler   on Sunday morning December 7th got stuck pulling duty at the aircraft tracking center .... when the Opana radar operators saw a big blob of planes coming at Oahu from due north & called it in to him but he blew it off saying "Don't worry about it." (he didn't think they knew what they were doing); he retired from the Air Force (1961) and eventually went into real estate
born on 4-21-1913 in Oelwein, Iowa
expired 1-23-2010 in San Diego, California   age 96   cause: pneumonia; strokes
movie cowboy actor  Tom Tyler
¤born: Vincent Marko 
expired 5-2-1954 in Detroit, Michigan   age 50
chemist  William C. Tyler   Corning Glass vice president (1943-54); co-inventor of Pyrex glass
expired 11-2-1958 in Corning, New York   age 72
Kenneth's widow  Kathleen Jeanette Tynan
¤née: Halton 
born on 1-25-1937
expired 1-10-1995   age 57
drama critic  Kenneth Peacock Tynan   conducted several interviews for Playboy magazine; conceived of Oh, Calcutta
born on 4-2-1927 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England
expired 7-26-1980 in Santa Monica, California   age 53   cause: pulmonary emphysema
MC5 bandleader  Rob Tyner   had hit with Kick Out the Jams, Mo**er-Fu**ers (sanitized version used "Brothers and Sisters")
¤real name: Robert Derminer 
born on 12-12-1945 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 9-18-1991 in Royal Oak, Michigan   age 45   cause: heart attack
Henry R. Luce's first wife (1923-35)  Lila Hotz Luce Tyng   was introduced to Henry by one of his Yale classmates, Thornton Wilder
born on 3-26-1899 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-31-1999 in Gladstone, New Jersey   age 100
actress  Margaret Maud Tyzack   played Antonia (mother of Claudius) in the 1976 BBC miniseries
born on 9-9-1931 in London, England
expired 6-25-2011 in London, England   age 79   cause: cancer
poet  Tristan Tyzara   founded Dadaism
expired 12-24-1963 in Paris, France   age 67

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