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Julian Lennon's childhood work of art: "Lucy, in the sky, with diamonds"  Lucy Vodden   a childhood friend of Julian Lennon — one day he went home with a picture that he had drawn of her ... he called it "Lucy, in the sky, with diamonds"
¤née: O'Donnell 
born on --1963 in Weybridge, Surrey, England
expired 9-22-2009 in London, England   age 46   cause: lupus
retired University of Wisconsin music professor  Donald Joseph Voegeli   composed the musical theme for the NPR news program All Things Considered (1971)
born on 2-8-1920
expired 11-21-2009 in Madison, Wisconsin   age 89
Testament of a Fisherman
from Anatomy of a Fisherman
"I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful, and hate the environs where crowds of people are found, which are invariably ugly; because of all the television commercials, cocktail parties and assorted social posturing I thus escape; because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience; because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip; because mercifully there are no telephones on trout waters; because only in the woods can one find solitude without loneliness; because bourbon out of an old tin cup tastes better out there; because maybe someday I will catch a mermaid; and, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant --- and not nearly so much fun."
author, jurist, trout fisherman  John Donaldson Voelker   wrote Anatomy of a Murder & Anatomy of a Fisherman (1964)
¤pen name: "Robert Traver" 
born on 6-29-1903 in Ishpeming, Michigan
expired 3-18-1991 in Ishpeming, Michigan   age 87
actor  Karl Michael Vogler   played Captain Rumpelstoss in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) & General Irwin Rommel in Patton (1970)
born on 8-28-1928 in Remscheid, Germany
expired 6-9-2009 in Seehausen am Staffelsee, Germany   age 80
ex-Soviet General  Dmitri Antonovich Volkogonov   became archivist of KGB files in his later years which he used to write "accurate" biographies of Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin
born on 3-22-1928
expired 12-6-1995 in Moscow, Russia   age 67   cause: stomach cancer
Soyuz 11 cosmonaut  Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov   died when the cabin depressurized during re-entry
born on 11-23-1935 in Moscow, Russia, USSR
expired 6-30-1971 in Dzherkazgan, USSR   age 35   cause: hypoxia
former Minnesota representative (1903-23)  Andrew John Volstead   author of the 1919 Alcohol Prohibition Act — local voters took a dim view of his forced-temperance law & booted him from office
born on 10-31-1860 in Kenyon, Minnesota (near)
expired 1-20-1947 in Granite Falls, Minnesota   age 86
philosopher  Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire   wrote Candide (1759)
born on 11-21-1694 in Paris, France
expired 5-30-1778 in Paris, France   age 83
character actress  Nedra Volz
born on 6-18-1908 in Montrose, Iowa
expired 1-20-2003 in Mesa, Arizona   age 94   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
organic chemist  Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer   received the 1905 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 10-31-1835 in Berlin, Germany
expired 8-20-1917 in Starnberger See, Germany   age 81   cause: "seizure"
Dr.  Emil Adolf von Behring   received the first Nobel prize in medicine for his discovery of the diptheria antitoxin and vaccine
¤born: Adolf Emil Behring 
born on 3-15-1854 in Hansdorf, Deutsch-Eylau
expired 3-31-1917 in Marburg, Germany   age 63
 Georg von Békésy   won the 1961 Nobel prize in physiology for discoveries of the physical mechanism of stimulation within the cochlea
born on 6-3-1899 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-13-1972 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 73
AKS: Bekesy
World War II S.S. Majpr  Wernher Von Braun   as chief designer of the V-2 rocket (Vergeltungswaffe Zwei) for Germany during World War II used slave labor in it's production; developer of the Saturn V rocket for NASA's moon project
born on 3-23-1912 in Wirsitz, East Prussia, Germany
expired 6-16-1977 in Alexandria, Virginia   age 65   cause: cancer
AKS: Werner von Brown Brawn
comic book advertiser  Harold von Braunhut   purveyor of "Sea Monkeys" (actually brine shrimp) & X-Ray Specs; purported to be a member of the KKK & Aryan Nations
¤born: Harold Nathan Braunhut 
born on 3-31-1926 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 11-28-2003 in Indian Head, Maryland   age 71   cause: complications from fall (hit head)
Neo-Nazi  James Wenneker von Brunn   shot-up the U.S. Holocaust Museum in D.C., killing a guard
born on 7-11-1920 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 1-6-2010 in Butner, North Carolina   age 89   cause: congestive heart failure; sepsis; bullet wounds
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

AKS: Brun Braun Braunn
comatose socialite  Martha Sharp Crawford "Sunny" Von Bülow   ex-wife of Claus von B; was in a permanent diabetic coma for 28 years
born on 9-1-1932 in Manassas, Virgina
expired 12-6-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 76   cause: cardiopulmonary arrest
   Contest Selectors
2003ABRA, KLS11.1%
2005KLS, MOT8.7%
2006DFFC, KLS, MOT10.0%
2007ABRA, DFFC, KLS, MOT12.9%
2008DFFC, KLS, MORB9.4%
   Scored 5.5250 points

AKS: Bulow
innkeeper  Hyatt Robert von Dehn   established a hotel at Los Angeles International airport (1953); sold it to Jay Pritzker in 1957
born on 5-25-1915 in Buffalo, New York
expired 7-28-1973 in Pebble Beach, California   age 58
electrical engineer  Bernard V. Vonderschmidtt   lead the development of RCA's NTSC color system (1953); led the development team that created the CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide silicon) manufacturing process; later headed the component division of Zilog; a co-founder of Xilinx (1984)
born on 10-14-1923 in Indiana
expired 6-9-2004 in Jasper, Indiana   age 80   cause: complications from stroke
AKS: Vonderschmit
pianist & composer  Ernst Von Dohnanyi
born on 7-27-1877
expired 2-9-1960 in New York, New York   age 82
pro wrassler  Waldo von Erich   no relation to the other von Erichs
¤real name: Walter "Wally" Sieber 
born on 10-2-1933 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 7-5-2009 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada   age 75
 Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin   shared the 1929 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 2-15-1873 in Augsburg, Germany
expired 11-6-1964 in Stockholm, Sweden   age 91
Dr.  Ulf Svante von Euler-Chelpin   shared the 1970 Nobel Physiology prize
born on 2-7-1905 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
expired 3-9-1983 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden   age 78
physicist  Heinz von Foerster   founder of he Biological Computer Laboratory (1958); did early work on parallel computing - built the Numa-Rete for the Office of Naval Research
born on 11-13-1911 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-2-2002 in Pescadero, California   age 90
 Karl von Frisch   shared the 1973 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 11-20-1886 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-12-1982 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 95
"prince of high fashion"  Egon Edvard von Fürstenberg   nephew of Giovanni Agnelli; ex-husband of Diane von Fürstenberg
born on 6-29-1946 in Lausanne, Switzerland
expired 6-10-2004 in Rome, Italy   age 58   cause: liver cancer
   Contest Selectors

AKS: Furstenberg Furstenburg Firstenberg Firstenburg
Laotian King (1905-59)  Sisavang Vong
expired 10-29-1959 in Luang Prabang, Laos   age 74
screen writer  Thea Von Harbou   wrote screenplay for Metropolis and M; wife of Fritz Lang, who abandoned her when Hitler made an offer that Fritz needed to refuse; she stayed in German to write screenplays for Hitler's propaganda flix, including Kolberg, the "to hell with the war, we've got movies to make" 1944 Josef Göbbels opus that had 187,000 German combat troops doing a movie instead of fighting on the Russian front; alleged to be a Göbbels mistress
born on 12-27-1888 in Touperlitz, Germany
expired 7-1-1954 in Berlin, Germany   age 65
1974 Nobel Economics laureate  Friedrich August von Hayek   free market economic theorist; debunker of "social justice" rationalizations for socialism, communism, Maoism, Marxism, etc.; anti-Keynesian collegue of Keynes
born on 5-8-1899 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-23-1992 in Freiburg, Austria   age 92
 Carl Gustav Verner von Heidenstam   the 1916 Nobel literature laureate
born on 7-6-1859 in Ölshammar, Sweden
expired 5-20-1940 in Övralid, Sweden   age 90
aeronautical engineer  Theodore von Kármán   co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1944)
born on 5-11-1881 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 5-7-1963 in Aachen, Germany   age 81
AKS: Karman
World War II German Field Marshall  Paul Ludwig Ewald Von Kleist   led the blitzkrieg through Belgium & France in 1940 and into the Ukraine in 1941
expired 11-5-1954 in Berlin, Germany   age 73
slimy public relations flack  Edward von Kloberg III   his slogan: "Shame is for sissies."; his client list was a who's who of late 20th Century scumbags: Saddam Hussein, Samuel Doe, Nicolae Ceausescu, Mobutu & his successor Laurent Kabila, the Burmese military junta, et. al.
¤born: Edward Joseph Kloberg III 
born on 1-9-1942 in New York, New York
expired 5-1-2005 in Rome, Italy   age 63   cause: suicide; leap from a castle parapet; cancer; diabetes; Meniere's syndrome
pioneering physicist  Max Theodor Felix von Laue   his discovery of X-Ray diffraction in crystals earned him the 1914 Nobel physics prize
born on 10-9-1879 in Pfaffendorf, Germany
expired 4-24-1960 in Berlin, Germany   age 80   cause: injuries sustained in automobile accident
physicist  Philip Eduard Anton von Lenard   received the 1905 Nobel prize in physics wor his work in cathode rays
born on 6-7-1862 in Pressbrug, Austria-Hungary
expired 5-20-1947 in Messelhausen, Germany   age 84
General  Walther Von Lüttwitz   military leader of Wolfgang von Kapp's failed Berlin putsch (1920)
expired 9-22-1942 in Breslau, Germany   age 84
blitzkrieg tactician Marshall  Erich Von Manstein   dismissed by Hitler in 1944
expired 6-11-1973 in Irschenhausen, Germany   age 85
German army general  Hasso Von Manteuffel   commanded German troops in the Battle of the Bulge
expired 9-24-1978 in Reith, Austria   age 81
ultrasound pioneer Dr.  Lajos I. von Micsky
born on 5-12-1918
expired 8-6-1976 in New Rochelle, New York   age 58   cause: heart ailment
long-forgotten economist  Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises   wrote "Theorie des Geldes und der Umlaufsmittel" (1912; "The Theory of Money and Credit")
born on 9-29-1881 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-10-1973 in New York, New York   age 92
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in July 1973 writer  Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
born on 11-11-1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 4-11-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 84   cause: complications from fall
   Contest Selectors
2005MOT, TBC8.7%
2006DTH, MOT, 4GUE10.0%
   Scored 6.6000 solo points

mathematician  John Louis von Neumann   developed many of the basic principles underlying the electronic computer
¤born: Johann Louis Neumann 
born on 12-8-1903 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 2-8-1957 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 53   cause: cancer
first Nazi foreign minister Baron  Constantin Von Neurath   convicted of being a war criminal at Nuremburg
expired 8-14-1956 in Enzweihingen, Germany   age 83
Nazi auto manufacturer  Wilhelm Von Opel   his company is now owned by General Motors
expired 5-2-1948 in Wiesbaden, Germany   age 76
pacifist/anti-Nazi journalist  Carl von Ossietzky   was arrested the morning after the Reichstag fire (February 28, 1933), imprisoned & tortured, then sent to concentration camps; world-wide outrage at his treatment caused the Nobel peace prize committee to award him the prize for 1935 in November of 1936 (they originally were going to sit on the money, banking it for later); he was released from prison but prevented from going to the award ceremony; he lived out his life in a tuberculosis sanitarium; his lawyer was convicted of embezzeling his Nobel award money
born on 10-3-1889 in Hamburg, Germany
expired 5-4-1938 in Berlin, Germany   age 48   cause: tuberculosis
1932 German chancellor  Franz Von Papen   aided Hitler's rise to power
expired 5-2-1969 in Obersasbach, Germany   age 89
German foreign minister (1938-45)/war criminal  Joachim Von Ribbentrop   negotiate infamous "non-aggression" treaty with Molotov that carved up Poland between Germany and Russia
born on 4-30-1893 in Wesel, Germany
expired 10-16-1946 in Nuremburg, Germany   age 53   cause: hanged
Field Marshall  Karl Rudolf Gerd Von Runstedt
expired 2-24-1953 in Hannover, Prussia, Germany   age 77
Hitler Youth head (1933-40)  Baldur Von Schirach   did 20 years in Spandau (1946-66) for his part in the deportation and execution of 50,000 Austrian Jews during World War II
expired 8-8-1974 in Kroev, Germany   age 67
German industrialist  Carl Friedrich Von Siemens   headed electrical equipment firm founded by his father
expired 7-10-1941 in Berlin, Germany   age 68
German military officer Lt. Col.  Claus Schenk Graf Von Stauffenberg   leader in plot to kill Hitler; his wife died in 2006
born on 11-15-1907 in Upper Franconia, Germany
expired 7-20-1944 in Berlin, Germany   age 36   cause: executed
movie director  Josef Von Sternberg   "discovered" Marlene Dietrich
¤born: Jonas Sternberg 
born on 5-29-1894 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 12-22-1969 in Hollywood, California   age 75   cause: heart attack
director & actor  Erich Von Stroheim   played Captain von Rauffenstein in Le Grande Illusion (1937) & Norma Desmond's manservant in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
expired 5-12-1957 in Paris, France   age 71
movie/tv sound editor  Josef Erich von Stroheim II   son of movie director; worked on The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) & So Fine (1981)
born on 9-18-1922 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-22-2002 in Van Nuys, California   age 79   cause: complications from lung cancer
Baroness  Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner   ardent pacifist; she briefly worked for Alfred Nobel as his secretary & housekeeper (1876); it is speculated that her correspondence with Nobel led to his inclusion of the Peace Prize in his will (she was awarded the prize in 1905)
¤née: Countess Kinsky von Chinic und Tettau 
born on 6-9-1843 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-21-1914 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary   age 71   cause: cancer
tin pan alley composer  Albert von Tilzer   wrote the music to "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" (lyrics by Jack Norworth; 1908); didn't actually attend his first baseball game until 1928
¤born: Albert Gumm 
born on 3-29-1878 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 10-1-1956 in Los Angeles, California   age 78
 Agathe Joanna Erwina Gobertina von Trapp   another one of the singing siblings
born on 3-12-1913 in Pola, Istria, Austria-Hungary
expired 12-28-2010 in Towson, Maryland   age 97   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors

head of family of singers Baron  Georg Von Trapp   his family's story is the basis for The Sound of Music; he was a World War I U-Boat commander
expired 5-30-1947 in Stowe, Vermont   age 67
former nun  Maria Augusta von Trapp   second wife of Georg; survived by son Johannes, daughters Eleanore Campbell & Rosmarie Trapp, stepsons Rupert & Werner von Trapp and stepdaughters Maria F. Trapp, Agathe & Johanna von Trapp
¤born: Maria Augusta Kutschera 
born on 1-26-1905 in train approaching Vienna, Austria
expired 3-28-1987 in Morrisville, Vermont   age 82   cause: heart failure
former singing youth  Werner von Trapp   part of the family that escaped the Nazis and came to the U.S. resulting in a big Broadway & movie musical
born on 12-21-1915 in Zell am See, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-11-2007 in Waitsfield, Vermont   age 91
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 5.9000 solo points

Nazi nuclear physicist  Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker   worked on their A-bomb program; after the war became just one more peace-lovin' "philosopher"; brother of the former German president
born on 6-28-1912 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
expired 4-28-2007 in Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany   age 94
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

AKS: Weizsacker Weizsaecker Wiseacre Wiseaker
Burns and Allen's announcer  Harry Von Zell   once introduced president Herbert Hoover as "Hoober Heaver"; narrated Warner-Pathé newsreels in 1940s
born on 7-11-1906 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 11-21-1981 in Calabasas, California   age 75
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%

Our Gang child actress  M. Lucille Vore
¤aka: "Baby Lucille
born on 10-10-1916
expired 4-8-1999 in San Diego, California   age 82   cause: congestive heart failure
movie director  Bernard Vorhaus   directed Way Down South (1939)
born on 12-25-1904 in New York, New York
expired 11-23-2000 in London, England   age 95   cause: "natural causes"
apartheid proponent  Balthazar Johannes Vorster   South African prime minister (1966-78) & president (1978-79)
born on 12-13-1915 in Jamestown, South Africa
expired 9-10-1983 in Capetown, South Africa   age 67
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%

long-time National Geographic employee  Frederick George "Ted" Vosburgh   started with the organization in 1933; ended his career as editor of the magazine (1967-70)
born on 9-16-1904 in Johnstown, New York
expired 2-16-2005   age 100   cause: pneumonia
Shuttle STS-57, 63, 83, 94 & 99 astronaut  Janice Elaine Voss
born on 10-8-1956 in South Bend, Indiana
expired 2-6-2012 in Scottsdale, arizona   age 55   cause: breast cancer
character actor  Andréas Voutsinas   played Roger DeBris' manservant Carmen Giya in The Producers (1968); in the early 1960s dated Jane Fonda
born on 8-22-1931 in Khartoum, Sudan
expired 6-8-2010 in Athens, Greece   age 78
AKS: Andreas
author  Ethel Lillian Voynich   wrote book The Gadfly (1897); it was made into a movie and an opera
expired 7-27-1960 in New York, New York   age 96
fashion maven  Diana Dalziel Vreeland
born on 7-29-1903 in Paris, France
expired 8-22-1989 in New York, New York   age 86
silent film actress  Eva von BErne   appeared in the lost silent film The Masks of the Devil (1928)
¤born: Eva Plentzner von Scharneck
Mrs. Helmut Krauss 
born on 7-9-1910 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austro-Hungarian Empire
expired 11-9-2010 in Hedevar, Hungary   age 100   cause: "a short illness"

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