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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

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