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©2012 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 3-14-2012 at 08:28 GMT

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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
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
2006DFFC, KLS, MOT10.0%
2007BOD, GREB, KLS, MOT, QKU16.1%
   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
   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
   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
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%
   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

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