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jazz bassist  Warren W. Vaché Sr.   father of jazz cornetist Warren Vaché Jr. & clarinetist Allan Vaché
born on 11-27-1914
expired 2-4-2005 in Rahway, New Jersey   age 90   cause: pneumonia; prostate cancer
AKS: Vache
Princess  Galyani Vadhana   eldest sister of Rama IX
born on 5-6-1923 in London, England
expired 1-2-2008 in Bangkok, Thailand   age 84   cause: abdominal cancer
   Contest Selectors
2008RAVN3.1%
   Scored 6.6000 solo points

movie director  Roger Vadim   directed Barbarella (1968) and Pretty Maids All in a Row
¤born: Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov 
born on 1-26-1928 in Paris, France
expired 2-11-2000 in Paris, France   age 72   cause: cancer
comedienne  Vera Vague   appeared on Bob Hope's radio & tv shows in 1940s & 50s
¤real name: Barbara Jo Allen 
born on 9-2-1904 in New York, New York
expired 9-14-1974 in Santa Barbara, California   age 70
inventor/equipment manufacturer  Alfred Lewis Vail   manufactured first telegraphy set; received first (test) message, sent between Washington, D.C. & Baltimore (1844): "What hath God Wrought!"
born on 9-25-1807 in Morristown, New Jersey
expired 1-18-1859 in Morristown, New Jersey   age 51
actor  Bobby Vail
expired 1-26-1957 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 65
Colorado Highway Department chief engineer (1930-45)  Charles E. Vail   the Gore Valley was renamed in his honor; the famous ski resort was named for him
expired 1-8-1945 in Denver, Colorado   age 76
mobster  Joseph Michael Valachi   broke code of silence (omerta) & sang like a canary
born on 9-22-1903 in New York, New York
expired 4-3-1971 in El Paso, Texas   age 67   cause: heart attack
actress  Sigrid Valdis   played Anna in Our Man Flint (1965) & Col. Klink's secretary Hilda on Hogan's Heroes (1965-71); married to Bob Crane at the time of his murder (1970-78)
¤born: Patricia Annette Olson 
born on 9-21-1935 in Bakersfield, California
expired 10-14-2007 in Anaheim, California   age 72   cause: lung cancer
It's time to make the donuts! character actor  Michael Vale   appeared in thousands of commercials; in some he portrayed Sam Breakstone; his most memorable character was Dunkin Donuts' Fred the Baker ("It's time to make the donuts."; 1981-97)
born on 6-28-1922 in Brookly, New York, New York
expired 12-24-2005 in New York, New York   age 83   cause: complications from diabetes
former Columbian president (1962-66) Dr.  Guillermo Leon Valencia
born on --1909 in Popayan, Columbia
expired 11-4-1971 in New York, New York   age 62   cause: heart attack
early rock and roll singer  Richie Valens   had hit with La Bamba (1958); died in crash of Beechcraft Bonanza (registration N3794P, aka "Miss American Pie") with The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly
¤born: Ricardo Stephen Valenzuela 
born on 5-13-1941 in Pacoima, California
expired 2-3-1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa   age 17   cause: plane crash
Another SFBMoFo formerly-snarling asshole  Jack Joseph Valenti   now just a decomposing asshole; minor JFK stooge; was 3rd head of the MPAA (1966-2004)
born on 9-5-1921 in Houston, Texas
expired 4-26-2007 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 85   cause: stroke
   Contest Selectors
2003MJ5.6%
2004MJ5.6%
2006XXX3.3%

Guinness-certified oldster  Maria Gomes Valentim   was the ldest person in the world ... for about a month ...
born on 7-9-1896 in Carangola, Brazil
expired 6-21-2011 in Carangola, Brazil   age 114   cause: multiple organ failure
former Chicago cop  Elmer Aaron Valentine   co-founded the Whisky a Go Go bar on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood (1964); its where the Go Go dancer craze started
born on 6-16-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-3-2008 in Studio City, California   age 85
silent screen actor  Rudolph Valentino   noted for playing The Sheik (before professional wrestling was in vogue); was married to Jean Acker and Natacha Rambova
¤real name: Rodolfo Alfonzo Rafaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentine 
born on 5-6-1895 in Castellaneta, Italy
expired 8-23-1926 in New York, New York   age 31
crooner  Hubert Prior "Rudy" Vallee   recorded As Time Goes By in 1931
¤aka: "The Vagabond Lover" 
born on 7-28-1901 in Island Pond, Vermont
expired 7-3-1986 in Hollywood, California   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO7.7%
1980 BD6.3%

actress  Alida Valli   played Anna Schmidt, Harry Lime's mistress in The Third Man (1949)
¤born: Alida Maria Laura von Altenburger
aka: Baroness of Marckstein and Freuenberg 
born on 5-31-1921 in Pula, Istria, Italy
expired 4-22-2006 in Rome, Italy   age 84
movie production designer  John C. Vallone   oscar-nominated art director of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
born on 6-23-1953
expired 3-14-2004 in Park City, Utah   age 50   cause: drowned
actor  Raffaele Vallone   played Cardinal Lamberto in The Godfather III
born on 2-17-1916 in Tropea, Calabria, Italy
expired 10-31-2002 in Rome, Italy   age 86
ballerina Dame  Ninette de Valois   founded The Academy of Choreographic Art (1926) that eventually became the Royal Ballet
¤real name: Edris Stannus 
born on 6-6-1898 in Baltiboys, County Wicklow, Ireland
expired 3-8-2001 in London, England   age 102
former basketball coach  James Thomas "Jim" Valvano
born on 3-10-1946 in New York, New York
expired 4-28-1993 in Durham, North Carolina   age 47   cause: cancer
game show host  Bobby Van   husband of Elaine Joyce
¤born: Bobby King 
born on 12-6-1930 in New York, New York
expired 7-31-1980 in Los Angeles, California   age 49   cause: brain cancer
Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts radiation physicist Dr.  James Alfred Van Allen   eponymous radiation belt discoverer
born on 9-7-1914 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
expired 8-9-2006 in Iowa City, Iowa   age 91   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2004NFG5.6%
2005ANG, NFG8.7%
2006ANG, CSI, NFG, PCD, RR16.7%
   Scored 3.5563 points

Amway co-founder  Jay Van Andel
born on 6-23-1924 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
expired 12-7-2004 in Ada. Michigan   age 80   cause: heart failure; Parkinson's disease
supergeezer  Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper
born on 6-29-1890 in Smilde, The Netherlands
expired 8-30-2005 in Hoogereen, The Netherlands   age 115
   Contest Selectors
2004KLS, RIE11.1%
2005KLS, PCD, QKU, RIE, RR21.7%
   Scored 1.1563 points

conductor  Eduard Van Beinum
expired 4-13-1959 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands   age 57
"volatile" basketball coach  Willem Hendrik "Butch" van Breda Kolff   coached at Lafayette (1951-55), Hofstra (1955-62), Princeton (1962-67), Los Angeles Lakers (1967-69), Detroit Pistons (1969-72), Phoenix Suns (1972-73), Memphis Titans (1973-74 in the ABA), New Orleans Jazz (1974-77), Univeristy of New Orleans (1977-79), New Orleans Pride (1979-81 women's team), Picayune (Mississippi) Memorial High School (1982-84), Lafayette again (1984-88) & Hofstra again (1988-94)
born on 10-28-1922 in Montclair, New Jersey
expired 8-22-2007 in Spokane, Washington   age 84   cause: pneumonia; Parkinson's disease
to next U.S. president: William Henry Harrisonto previous U.S. president: Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson's second Vice President (1833-1837); 8th U.S. president (1837-1841)  Martin Van Buren
born on 12-5-1782 in Kinderhook, New York
expired 7-24-1862 in Kinderhook, New York   age 79
Rev.  Paul M. van Buren   lead 1960s God Is Dead movement
born on 4-20-1924
expired 6-18-1998 in Blue Hill, Maine   age 74   cause: cancer
Carter Secretary of State (1977-80)  Cyrus Roberts Vance   resigned after the Iranian hostage rescue debacle
born on 3-27-1917 in Clarksburg, West Virginia
expired 1-12-2002 in New York, New York   age 84   cause: pneumonia; complications from Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
1980 BB, EK12.5%
2002 MORB9.1%
   Scored 6.6000 solo points

former SNL comedien (1985-6)  Danitra Vance
born on 7-13-1954 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-21-1994 in Markham, Illinois   age 40   cause: breast cancer
actress  Vivan Roberta Vance   played Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy tv series (1951-59)
¤born: Vivian Jones 
born on 7-26-1909 in Cherryvale, Kansas
expired 8-17-1979 in Belvedere, California   age 69   cause: breast & bone cancer
Dutch diamond cutter  Alfred van Cleef   co-founded Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry business
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
actor  Lee Van Cleef
born on 1-9-1925 in Somerville, New Jersey
expired 12-16-1989 in Oxnard, California   age 64
geezer  Catherina Angenieta "Kaatje" Van Dam-Groeneveld
born on 11-20-1887 in Leiden, The Netherlands
expired 2-16-2001 in Leiden, The Netherlands   age 113
physicist Dr.  Robert Jamison Van de Graaff   inventor of the famous particle "generator" (with one "f") that geek shows & high school physics classes use to produce huge sparks and cause hair to stand on end
born on 12-20-1901
expired 1-16-1967 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 65
Michigan senator  Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg
expired 4-18-1951 in Grand Rapids, Michigan   age 67   cause: lung & spine condition
Air Force chief of staff (1948-53) General  Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg   the California military base is named after him
expired 4-2-1954 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 55
horse racing official  Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Jr.
born on 9-22-1912 in London, England
expired 11-12-1999 in Mills Neck, New York   age 87
syndicated etiquette columnist  Amy Vanderbilt   direct descendant of 1650 Long Island settler Jan Aoertsen van der Bilt
born on 7-22-1908 in Staten Island, New York
expired 12-27-1974 in New York, New York   age 66   cause: fell/jumped from second story window
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM

former MI congressman (1966-93)  Guy Adrian Vander Jagt   he spent so much time fundraising for the GOP he lost touch with his district and was bounced from the ticket in the 1992 primary
born on 8-26-1931 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan
expired 6-22-2007 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 75   cause: pancreatic cancer
Cincinnati pitcher  John S. "Johnny" Vander Meer   only pitcher to throw no-hitters in two consecutive outings (June 11 & 15, 1938)
born on 11-2-1914
expired 10-6-1997 in Tampa, Florida   age 82   cause: abdominal aneurysm
AKS: Van der meer Vandermeer
former C.E.R.N. physicist (1955-90)  Simon van der Meer   shared the 1984 Nobel prize in physics for the concept of stochastic cooling in colliders
born on 11-24-1925 in The Hague, The Netherlands
expired 3-4-2011 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 85
AKS: CERN
voice of Wilma Flintstone  Jean Vander Pyl   also voiced Rosie the robot maid, Mrs. Spacely & George's mother-in-law on The Jetsons
born on 10-11-1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 4-10-1999 in Dana Point, California   age 79   cause: lung cancer
former newsreel photographer  Willard Van der Veer   photographer on Richard Byrd's 1920s South Pole expeditions; shared 1929/30 cinematography oscar for Byrd at the South Pole (1930)
born on 8-23-1894
expired 6-16-1963 in Encino, California   age 68   cause: heart attack
actress  Diana M. van der Vlis   played Dr. Nell Beaulac on Ryan's Hope (1975)
born on 6-9-1935 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 10-21-2001 in Missoula, Montana   age 66   cause: respiratory failure
physicist  Johannes Diderik van der Waals   awarded the 1910 Nobel prize in physics for hs state equiations for gases and liquids
born on 11-23-1837 in Leyden, The Netherlands
expired 3-8-1923 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands   age 85
retired platform diver  Janna Wendy Van Der Woude   won 10-meter gold at 1982 World championships & bronze at 1984 Olympics
¤née: Weyland 
born on 11-25-1964
expired 9-27-2003 in Webster, New York   age 38
former WOR Radio newscaster  Fred Van Deventer   originate 20 Questions quiz show on Mutual Radio (1946) & Dumont & ABC TV networks
born on 12-5-1903 in Tipton, Indiana
expired 12-2-1971 in Colonial Heights, Virginia   age 67
character actor  Titos Vandis
born on 11-7-1917 in Salonika, Greece (now Thessaloniki)
expired 2-23-2003 in Athens, Greece   age 85   cause: cancer
AKS: Tito
former segregationist Georgia governor (1959-63)  Samuel Ernest Vandiver Jr.   while campaigning for office vowed "no, not one" black child would enter a white classroom
born on 7-3-1918 in Franklin County. Georgia
expired 2-21-2005 in Lavonia, Georgia   age 86
1939 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet  Mark Van Doren   father of Charles
born on 6-13-1894 in Hope, Illinois
expired 12-10-1972 in Torrington, Connecticut   age 78
R&B singer  Luther Ronzoni Vandross
born on 4-20-1951 in New York, New York
expired 7-1-2005 in Edison, New Jersey   age 54   cause: complications from stroke; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2004EOD, MJ, RAVN, RIE22.2%
2005QKU4.3%
   Scored 9.6000 solo points

playwright & stage director  John William Van Druten   wrote plays I am a Camera, Bell, Book and Candle (based upon Kathryn Forbes' book), I Remember Mama (1944) and screenplay for Gaslight (1944)
born on 6-1-1901 in London, England
expired 12-19-1957 in Indio, California   age 56   cause: heart ailment
dance hall girl during the 1900 Yukon gold rush  Kate Rockwell Waner Matson Van Duren   famous for staking prospectors
¤aka: Klondike Kate 
expired 2-21-1957 in Sweet Home, Oregon   age 76
poet  Mona Jane Van Duyn   was U.S. Poet Laureate (1992-93); won Pulitzer Prize for poetry (1991)
born on 5-9-1921 in Waterloo, Iowa
expired 12-1-2004 in University City, Missouri   age 83   cause: bone cancer
 Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance   daughter of Jerry Van Dyke; wife of Jack Nance
¤aka: "Nancee Kellee" 
born on 1-3-1958 in Danville, Illinois
expired 11-18-1991 in North Hollywood, California   age 33   cause: suicide; hanged
cinematographer/director  Willard Van Dyke   former director of the Mueum of Modern Art's film department
born on 12-5-1906 in Denver, Colorado
expired 1-23-1986 in Jackson, Tennessee   age 79   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1980 DH6.3%

pharmacologist Dr.  John Robert Vane   received the 1977 Lasker Award; shared the 1982 Nobel medicine prize for discoveries in the workings of prostaglandins & related substances
born on 3-29-1927 in Tardebigg, Worcestershire, England
expired 11-19-2004 in Farnborough, Kent, England   age 77   cause: pneumonia
Shell Oil Co. founder  J. C. van Patheleon Van Eck
expired 2-16-1965 in Santa Barbara, California   age 84
Hugh Van Es' photo of Air America helicopter evacuating CIA employees as Siagon fell photographer  Hubert "Hugh" Van Es   took famous photo of CIA helicopter (Air America) atop apartment building boarding people fleeing the fall of Saigon (4/29/1975)
born on 7-6-1941 in Hilversum, The Netherlands
expired 5-15-2009 in Hong Kong, China   age 67   cause: cerebral aneurysm
retired 4-star general  James Alward Van Fleet
born on 3-19-1892 in Coytesville, New Jersey
expired 9-24-1992 in Polk City, Florida   age 100
actress  Jo Van Fleet
born on 12-30-1919 in Oakland, California
expired 6-10-1996 in New York, New York   age 81
filmmaker  Theo Van Gogh   great nephew of painter; his criticism of Islam got him killed
born on 7-23-1957 in Wassenaar, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
expired 11-2-2004 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands   age 47   cause: knife & gunshot wounds
painter  Vincent Willem Van Gogh   botched suicide attempt on July 27th (gunshot to chest)
born on 3-30-1853 in Groot Zundert, The Netherlands
expired 7-29-1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France   age 37   cause: infection from gunshot wound
 John A. van Hengel   set up the U.S.' first food bank, St. Mary's, in Phoenix (1967); also started Second Harvest to spread the concept nationally (1972)
born on 2-21-1923 in Waupun, Wisconsin
expired 10-5-2005 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 82   cause: cancer; strokes; Parkinson's disease
composer  James "Jimmy" Van Heusen
¤born: Edward Chester Babcock 
born on 1-26-1913 in Syracuse, New York
expired 2-6-1990 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 77
investment banker  Robert Van Kampen   founded the Scriptorium, a Grand Haven, Michigan Bible research library and museum
born on 12-16-1938 in Evergreen Park, Illinois
expired 10-29-1999 in Chicago, Illinois   age 60   cause: heart failure
AID advisor to South Vietnam Lt.Colonel  John Paul Vann
born on 7-2-1924 in Norfolk, Virginia
expired 6-9-1972 in Plei Ro Uay, Pleiku Province, South Vietnam   age 47   cause: helicopter crash
retired L.A. police detective  Philip Lewis Vannatter   was the lead investigator in the Polanski rape case (1977) & Brown-Simpson/Goldman murders (1991)
born on 4-18-1941 in Griffisthville, West Virginia
expired 1-20-2012 in Santa Claria, California   age 70   cause: complications from cancer
AKS: Phillip
actor  Rik Van Nutter   played Felix Leiter in Thunderball (1965); once married to Anita Ekberg (1963-75)
¤real name: Frederik Von Nutter
aka: "Clyde Rogers" 
born on 5-1-1929 in California
expired 10-15-2005 in West Palm Beach, Florida   age 76
theater & tv producer  Nick Vanoff
born on 10-25-1929
expired 3-20-1991   age 61
A-Bomb known as 'Fatman' Dr.  James F. Van Pelt Jr.   during World War II was navigator of the plane that nuked Nagasaki
born on 7-7-1918
expired 12-10-1994 in Corona, California   age 76   cause: heart attack
pediatrician Dr.  Hart Edward Van Riper   former medical director of the March of Dimes; worked on both Salk & Sabin vaccines
born on 12-9-1904 in Kirkwood, Illinois
expired 11-4-2000 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 95
folk singer  Dave Van Ronk   mentor of Bob Dylan; went Romping Through the Swamp with the Hudson Dusters (1968)
¤nickname: "Mayor of MacDougal Street" 
born on 6-30-1936 in New York, New York
expired 2-10-2002 in New York, New York   age 65   cause: cardio-pulmonary failure; colon cancer
costume designer  Theadora Van Runkle
born on 3-27-1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 11-9-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 83   cause: lung cancer
captain  William Henry van Schaick   master of the New York excursion boat General Slocum on June 15, 1904; convicted of: not holding fire drills; not properly training his crew; not maintaining the vesel's fire apparatus; served 3½ years of a 10 year sentence; pardoned by President Taft
born on 12-7-1837 in Van Schaik Island, Cohoes, New York
expired 12-8-1927 in Utica, New York   age 90
AKS: von schaick
tv writer/producer  Robert Elseworth van Scoyk Sr.   produced/wrote Murder, She Wrote episodes
born on 1-13-1928 in Dayton, Ohio
expired 8-23-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: complications from diabetes
 Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff   was the first recipient of the Nobel prize in chemistry (1901)
born on 8-30-1852 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
expired 3-1-1911 in Steglitz, Germany   age 58
Titanic survivor  Winnifred Vera Quick Van Tongerloo
born on 1-23-1904 in Plymouth, Devon, England
expired 7-4-2002 in Lansing, Michigan   age 98   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2000RR14%
2001 RR12½%
2002JAC, JL, RR27.3%
   Scored 3.3250 points
2003PCD

 John Hasbrouck van Vleck   shared the 1977 Nobel prize in physics
born on 3-13-1899 in Middletown, Connecticut
expired 10-27-1980 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 81
reclusive former rocker  Don Van Vliet   many years ago, on October 31st, would amble about town wearing a replica of a trout mask
¤born: Don Glen Vliet
aka: "Captain Beefheart
born on 1-15-1941 in Glendale, California
expired 12-17-2010 in Trinidad, California   age 69   cause: complications from multiple sclerosis
   Contest Selectors
2008LMLD3.1%

AKS: Captain Bee Fart
science fiction writer  Alfred Elton van Vogt
¤some biographies list his middle name as Etan 
born on 4-26-1912 in Neville, Manitoba, Canada
expired 1-26-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 87   cause: pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
first CBS TV network head  John L. Van Volkenburg
expired 6-11-1963 in Brainerd, Minnesota   age 59
radio announcer  Cornelius Westbrook Van Voorhis   also narrated newsreels
born on 9-21-1903
expired 7-13-1968 in New Milford, Connecticut   age 64
Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer  Ronald "Ronnie" Van Zant
born on 1-15-1948 in Jacksonville, Florida
expired 10-20-1977 in McComb, Mississippi   age 29   cause: plane crash
political terrorist  Bartolomeo Vanzetti   executed for murder during a robbery
born on 6-11-1888 in Villafalletto, Italy
expired 8-23-1927 in Charlestown, Massachusetts   age 39   cause: executed; electric chair
hard line Stalinist army general  Valentin Ivanovich Varennikov   directed Soviet forces in Afghanistan (strike one); one of the coup plotters that tried to overthrow Gorbachev (strike two, although tried for treason and acquitted); a big fan of Putin (strike three)
born on 12-15-1923 in Russia
expired 5-6-2009 in Moscow, Russia   age 85
avante-garde electronic music composer  Edgar Varèse   surprisingly, he didn't compose the Varèse Sarabande
born on 12-22-1883 in Paris, France
expired 11-6-1965 in New York, New York   age 81
pinup artist  Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chavez   his work was featured in Playboy magazine
born on 2-9-1895 in Arequipa, Peru
expired 12-30-1982 in Los Angeles, California   age 88
cover of the March 1965 issue of 'Playboy' magazine featuring an illustration by Alberto Vargascover of the August 1961 issue of 'Playboy' magazine featuring an illustration by Alberto Vargas
The Memin commemorative stamps, issued by the Mexican Postal System in June 2005, that have sparked a furor writer  Yolanda Vargas Dulché de la Parra   creator of the Memín Pingüín comic character (1947); a controversy arose when the Mexican postal system released a Memín stamp series (2005)
born on 7-18-1925 in Mexico City, Mexico
expired 8-8-1999   age 74   cause: pulmonary embolism
AKS: Dulche Memin Pinguin
economist  Luis Andres Vargas-Gomez   ont-time Cuban U.N. Ambassador; had falling out with Castro; a planner of the Bay of Pigs invasion; was captured & spend years in jail
born on 5-14-1915
expired 1-13-2003 in Coral Gables, Florida   age 87   cause: kidney failure
Klystron co-inventor (1937)  Russell Harrison Varian   founded Varian Associates (1948)
expired 7-28-1959 in Juneau, Alaska   age 61
electronics inventor  Sigurd F. Varian   co-developed the Klystron high frequency tube for radar, the progenitor of other frequency-multiplying devices (like the Magnetron, found in microwave ovens)
expired 10-20-1961 in Guadalajara, Mexico   age 60   cause: plane crash
actor  James "Jim" Varney   played Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies movie
¤commercial alter-ego: "Ernest P. Worrell" 
born on 6-15-1949 in Lexington, Kentucky
expired 2-10-2000 in White House, Tennessee   age 50   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2000 BOD, RR29%
   Scored 8.7500 solo points

actress  Diane Varsi   received oscar for Peyton Place (1957)
born on 2-23-1938 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-19-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 54
artist  Victor Vasarely
born on 4-9-1908 in Pecs, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-15-1997 in Paris, France   age 88
former AP photographer  Paul Vathis   won a Pulitzer Prize for 1961 picture of Eisenhower & Kennedy at Camp David
born on 10-18-1925 in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania (now Jim Thorpe, PA)
expired 12-10-2002 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania   age 77
singer  Frankie Vaughan   had hit with Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
¤born: Frank Abelson 
born on 2-3-1928 in Liverpool, England
expired 9-17-1999 in London, England   age 71   cause: heart problems
Norman and his namesake 10,302 foot mountain Antarctic explorer  Norman Dane Vaughn
born on 12-19-1905 in Salem, Massachusetts
expired 12-23-2005 in Anchorage, Alaska   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2006TBC

singer  Sarah Lois Vaughn
born on 3-27-1924 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 4-3-1990 in Hidden Hills, California   age 66
blues guitarist  Stevie Ray Vaughn
born on 10-3-1954 in Dallas, Texas
expired 9-27-1990 in East Troy, Wisconsin   age 35   cause: helicopter crash
composer  Ralph Vaughn Williams
expired 8-26-1958 in London, England   age 85
actor  Ron Vawter   appeared in Philadelphia
born on 12-9-1948 in Latham, New York
expired 4-16-1994 in North Atlantic Ocean   age 45   cause: heart attack on plane; AIDS

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