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former "spook"  George Russell Wackenhut Sr.   co-founded a small detective agency (1954) that expanded into security guard services & private prisons & all sorts of other stuff; retired in 2002
born on 9-3-1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-31-2004 in Vero Beach, Florida   age 85   cause: heart failure
Hall of Fame pitcher  George Edward "Rube" Waddell   played 1897, 1899-01
born on 10-13-1876 in Bradford, Pennsylvania
expired 4-1-1914 in San Antonio, Texas   age 37
Detroit homeless shelter operator  Charleszetta "Mother" Waddles   founder of Mother Waddles Perpetual Help Mission (1957)
born on 10-7-1912 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-12-2001 in Detroit, Michigan   age 88
actress  Ernestine Wade   played Sapphire Stevens on television Amos 'n' Andy series
born on 8-7-1906 in Jackson, Mississippi
expired 4-15-1983 in Los Angeles, California   age 76
retired Dallas County (Texas) District Attorney (1951-87)  Henry Menasco Wade   prosecuted Jack Ruby for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald; defendant in the Roe v. Wade abortion case (decision announced January 21, 1973); companion case to Doe v. Bolton; prosecuted Randal Dale Adams for murder
born on 11-11-1914 in Rockwall, Texas
expired 3-1-2001 in Dallas, Texas   age 86   cause: Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
2000 RR14%
2001 RR12½%
   Scored 6.4000 solo points

Robert with his brother  Robert Pershing Wadlow   purported to have been the tallest human to have ever lived at 8 feet 11.1 inches
born on 2-22-1918 in Alton, Illinois
expired 7-15-1940 in Manistee, Michigan   age 22   cause: infection
novelist  Walter Herman Wager   wrote 58 Minutes which became Die Hard 2, Telefon (1957) & Viper Three (1971; became Twilight's Last Gleaming 1977)
¤pseudonyms: Walter Harman, John Tiger 
born on 9-4-1924 in New York, New York
expired 7-11-2004 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: complications from brain cancer
reference work publisher  Adam Willis Wagnalls   co-founded Funk and Wagnalls (1890)
born on 9-24-1843 in Lithopolis, Ohio
expired 9-3-1924 in Northport, New York   age 80
World War I military veteran  Albert F. "Jud" Wagner   had been the oldest living Marine
born on 9-5-1899
expired 1-20-2007 in Smith Center, Kansas   age 107
former Boston Red Sox pitcher  Charles Thomas "Broadway" Wagner
born on 12-3-1912 in Reading, Pennsylvania
expired 8-30-2006 in Reading, Pennsylvania   age 93   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2006OIE3.3%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (one to be exact)

music muckety-muck  Cosima Liszt Wagner   daughter of Franz Liszt; wife of Richard; mother of Siegfried; co-founder of the Bayreuth Festival
born on 12-25-1837 in Bellagio, Austria
expired 4-1-1930 in Bayreuth, Germany   age 92
well-know "professional wrestler"  George Raymond Wagner   an M.D. & psychiatrist before moving to the ring
¤aka: "Gorgeous George
born on 3-24-1915 in Seward, Nebraska
expired 12-26-1963 in Los Angeles, California   age 48   cause: heart attack; cancer
soap opera actress  Helen Wagner   had played Nancy Hughes on As The World Turns since 1956; she spoke the first lines of dialog of the series & was performing (live) when Walter Cronkite broke into the network feed with the bulletin announcing that president Kennedy had been shot (1963)
¤Mrs. Robert Willey 
born on 9-3-1918 in Lubbock, Texas
expired 5-1-2010   age 91
   Contest Selectors
2007RIE3.2%
2008RIE3.1%
2009RIE3.3%
2010RIE3.7%
   Scored 5.9000 solo points

Pittsburgh shortstop (1900-17)  John Peter "Honus" Wagner   his baseball card is the most expensive on the collectors market
born on 2-24-1874 in Mansfield, Pennsylvania
expired 12-5-1955 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania   age 81
former New York senator (1926-49)  Robert Ferdinand Wagner Sr.   sponsored the National Labor Relations Act
born on 6-18-1877 in Hesse-Nasseau, Germany
expired 5-4-1953 in New York, New York   age 75
former NYC mayor (1954-65)  Robert Ferdinand Wagner Jr.
born on 4-20-1910 in New York, New York
expired 2-12-1991   age 80
chorale founder  Roger Frances Wagner
born on 1-16-1914 in Le Puy, France
expired 9-17-1992   age 78
 Siegfried Helferich Wagner   son of Cosima of Richard; grandson of Franz Liszt; father of Wieland and Wolfgang by Winifred; dad wrote him an Idyll first performed Christmas morning 1869
born on 1-6-1869 in Stiebschen, Switzerland
expired 8-4-1930 in Bayreuth, Germany   age 61
lawyer, public notary  Walter Wagner   a casual acquaintence of Göbbels; was summoned to the bunker to perform a wedding (Adolf & Eva's) in the early hours of April 29, 1945
expired 5-2-1945 in Berlin, Germany   age 37   cause: shot in head
Bayreuth Festival co-director (1951-66)  Wieland Adolf Gottfried Wagner   son of Siegfried & Winifred; brother of Wolfgang; Bayreuth set designer
born on 1-5-1917 in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
expired 10-16-1966 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 49
opera composer  Wilhelm Richard Wagner   husband of Cosima; father of Siegfried; wrote the 4-opera "ring cycle" Das Ring der Niebelungen; co-founded the Bayreuth Festival
born on 5-22-1813 in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
expired 2-13-1883 in Venice, Italy   age 69
Siegfried's widow  Winifred Wagner   head of Bayreuth Festival (1930-44); liked Hitler even more than Leni Riefenstahl
¤born: Winifred Williams 
expired 3-5-1980 in Uberlingen, Germany   age 82
Bayreuth Festival director (1966-2008)  Wolfgang Manfred Martin Wagner   had been co-director of the festival with brother Wieland (1951-66); son of Siegfried & Winifred; grandson of Richard & Cosima; great-grandson of Franz Liszt
born on 8-30-1919 in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
expired 3-21-2010 in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2008WEP3.1%
2009WEP3.3%
2010WEP3.7%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

Dr.  Julius Wagner-Jauregg   recipient of the 1927 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 3-7-1857 in Wels, Austria
expired 9-27-1940 in Vienna, Austria   age 83
Dolly & Porter Grand Ol Opre star  Porter Wayne Wagoner   one-time singing partner of Dolly Parton
born on 8-12-1927 in West Plains, Missouri (near)
expired 10-28-2007 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 80   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006HH3.3%
2007PUD3.2%
   Scored 7.0000 solo points

AKS: Waggoner
former Indonesian president (1999-2002)  Abdurrahman Wahid
¤aka: "Gus Dur" 
born on 8-4-1940 in Denanyar, Jomgang, East Java, Dutch East Indies
expired 12-30-2009 in Jakarta, Indonesia   age 69   cause: circulatory & respiratory failure; renal failure
   Contest Selectors
2003MB5.6%
2009RR3.3%
   Scored 8.1000 solo points
2010RR

recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor General  Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright   led U.S. & Philippine forces on Bataan & Corregidor after MacArthur left (1942); survivor of Bataan Death March; winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor
born on 8-23-1883 in Walla Walla, Washington
expired 9-2-1953 in San Antonio, Texas   age 70
long-distance runner  Grete Waitz   primarily a marathoner: won the Silver medal in the 1984 Olympics and won 9 New York City marathons (from 1978 thru 1988)
¤née: Andersen 
born on 10-1-1953 in Oslo, Norway
expired 4-19-2011 in Oslo, Norway   age 57   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006LMLD3.3%
2007AUDC, DTM, LMLD9.7%
2008DTM, LMLD6.3%
2009LMLD3.3%
2010DTM, LMLD7.4%

AKS: Greta
World War II French resistance fighter  Nancy Grace Augusta Wake   had been a Hearst reporter prior to the start of the war; recipient of numerous awards for heroism
¤widow of Henri Edmond Fiocca (1939-43) & John Forward (1957-97)
Gestapo nickname: "the White Mouse" 
born on 8-30-1912 in Wellington, New Zealand
expired 8-7-2011 in Richmond, London, England   age 98   cause: infection
noted baker  Ruth G. Wakefield   created the tollhouse chocolate chip cookie
born on --1905
expired ??-??-1977 in Plymouth, Massachusetts   age 72
1952 Nobel medicine laureate Dr.  Selman Abraham Waksman   one of the discoverers of streptomycin (he took all of the credit, however); coined term "antibiotic" (1941)
born on 7-22-1888 in Novaya Priluka, Ukraine, Russia
expired 8-16-1973 in Hyannis, Massachusetts   age 85   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
blind church organist  Helmut Walcha   known for his definitive recordings of Bach organ works
born on 10-27-1907 in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
expired 8-11-1991 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
1980 RR6.3%

heavyweight boxer "Jersey"  Joe Walcott   champ 1951-52; lost title to Marciano
¤real name: Arnold Raymond Cream 
born on 1-31-1914 in Merchantville, New Jersey
expired 2-25-1994 in Camden, New Jersey   age 80
biochemist  George Wald   shared the 1967 Nobel prize in physiology for discoveries concerning the pysiological & chemical visual process in the eye
born on 11-18-1906 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 4-12-1997 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 90
screenwriter  Malvin Daniel Wald   co-wrote The Naked City (1948; took name from a photo collection by Weegee)
born on 8-8-1917 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 3-6-2008 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 90
AKS: Marvin Melvin
Another SFBMoFoto next U.N. Secretary General: Javier Perez de  Cuellarto previous U.N. Secretary General: U Thant former Nazi & Austrian president  Kurt Josef Waldheim   was a decorated Storm Trooper; fourth United Nations Secretary-General (1972-81)
born on 12-21-1918 in Sankt Andrä-Wördern, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-14-2007 in Vienna, Austria   age 88   cause: heart failure; infection
   Contest Selectors
1980BB6.3%
2000RR14%
2001RR12½%
2002RAVN9.1%
2003RAVN, TAP11.1%
2004EOD, TAP11.1%
2005SLIM, SPIT8.7%
2006MOT, SPIT6.7%
2007GREB, MOT, SBAP, SPIT, WEP, 4GUE19.4%
   Scored 3.7781 points
2009GREB

cartoonist & onetime Max Fleischer animator  Myron Waldman   drew Happy the Humbug comic strip (1946-49)
born on 4-23-1908 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 2-4-2006 in Bethpage, New York   age 97   cause: congestive heart failure
jazz pianist  Malcolm Earl Waldron   composed Soul Eyes
born on 8-16-1925 in New York, New York
expired 12-2-2002 in Brussels, Belgium   age 77   cause: complications from cancer
Polish labor leader  Anna Walentynowicz   her August 7, 1980 firing as a crane operator in Gdansk's Lenin shipyard sparked a strike, which spawned a labor movement (the Solidarity union), which brought down the Polish Communist regime
born on 8-13-1929 in Rঋwne, Poland (now Rivne, Ukraine)
expired 4-10-2010 in Smolensk, Russia   age 80   cause: plane crash
drugstore chain founder (1916)  Charles Rudolph Walgreen Sr.
born on 10-9-1873 in Knox City, Illinois
expired 12-11-1939 in Chicago, Illinois   age 66
former drugstore chain president (1939-63)  Charles Rudolph Walgreen Jr.
born on 3-4-1906 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-11-2007 in Northfield, Illinois   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2002MORB9.1%
2003COCO, JL11.1%
2006DTM3.3%
2007DTM3.2%
   Scored 5.0000 solo points

gospel singer  Albertina Walker   founder/leader of The Caravans gospel singing group
¤Mrs. Reco Brooks 
born on 8-28-1929 in Chicago, Illinoia
expired 10-8-2010 in Chicago, Illinois   age 81   cause: respiratory failure; emphysema
R&B vocalist  Clarence "Tex" Walker   sang with the original Drifters and the Coasters
born on 1-24-1946 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
expired 8-8-2007 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England   age 61   cause: heart attack
golfer  Cyril Walker   won 1924 U.S. Open (beating Bobby Jones); died penniless
expired 8-6-1948 in Hackensack, New Jersey   age 56
Shuttle STS-51--A, 30 53 & 69 astronaut  David Mathieson Walker
born on 5-20-1944 in Columbus, Georgia
expired 4-23-2001 in Houston, Texas   age 56   cause: cancer
nudist & inventor  Edward Craven Walker   created the Astro Lamp (1963) --- it was later rechristened the Lava Lamp
born on 7-4-1918 in Singapore, Malaysia
expired 8-15-2000 in Ringwood, England   age 82   cause: cancer
Southern Methodist University halfback  Ewell Doak Walker Jr.   winner of the Heisman Trophy (1948)
born on 1-1-1927 in Dallas, Texas
expired 9-27-1998 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado   age 71   cause: complications from skiing accident
   Contest Selectors
2000 ANG

movie director  Hal Walker   directed The Road to Utopia (1946) & The Road to Bali (1952); associate director on The Road to Zanzibar (1941) & The Road to Morroco (1942)
born on 3-20-1896 in Ottumwa, Iowa
expired 7-3-1972   age 76
 Harold W. "Hal" Walker   former CBS & ABC news correspondent
born on 7-2-1933 in South Carolina
expired 11-25-2003 in Reston, Virginia   age 70   cause: prostate cancer
distiller  Hiram Walker
born on 7-4-1816 in East Boston, Massachusetts
expired 1-12-1899 in Detroit, Michigan   age 82
dapper politician  James John Joseph "Jimmy" Walker   mayor of New York City (1926-32); wrote Sidewalks of New York; played by Bob Hope in the movie Beau James (1957)
¤nickname: "Beau James" 
born on 6-19-1881 in New York, New York
expired 11-18-1946 in New York, New York   age 65
sax player & band leader (the All Stars)  "Junior" Walker   had 1960s hit Shotgun
¤real name: Autry DeWalt Jr. 
born on 6-14-1942 in Blythesville, Arkansas
expired 11-23-1995 in Battle Creek, Michigan   age 53
recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (1865) Dr.  Mary Edwards Walker   first woman physician in U.S.
born on 11-26-1832 in Oswego, New York
expired 2-21-1919 in Oswego, New York   age 86
actress  Nancy Walker   Bounty paper towel shill
¤real name: Anna Myrtle Swoyer 
born on 5-10-1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 3-25-1992 in Studio City, California   age 70
movie actor  Robert Walker   (first) ex-husband of Jennifer Jones
born on 10-13-1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 8-28-1951 in Hollywood, California   age 32
Polk Treasury secretary (1845-49)  Robert James Walker   helped create the Interior Department (1849)
born on 7-23-1801 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania
expired 11-11-1869 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 68
Southern Harmony and Musical Companion pubisher (1835)  William Walker   set the words of Amazing Grace to a folk melody ("Harmony Grove")
born on --1809
expired ??-??-1875 in Spartanburg, South Carolina   age 66
pro golfer  Arthur J. Wall Sr.   winner of the 1957 Masters tournament
born on 11-25-1923
expired 10-31-2001 in Scranton, Pennsylvania   age 77   cause: respiratory failure
carpenter  Forrest A. Wall   model for Andrew Wyeth's "Man from Maine"
born on 3-31-1896 in Togus, Maine
expired 3-7-1980 in Togus, Maine   age 83
chemist Dr.  Monroe Eliot Wall   co-discoverer of anti-cancer tumor drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & camptothecin
born on 7-25-1916 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 7-6-2002 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina   age 85   cause: heart & kidney failure
physician  Alfred Russell Wallace   independently proposed a theory of evolution in 1858
born on 1-8-1823 in Usk, England
expired 11-7-1913 in Broadstone, England   age 90
gangsta rapper  Christopher G. Wallace
¤known in the "hood" as "Notorious B.I.G." (now known as "Notorious D.E.A.D.")
aka: "Biggie Smalls" 
born on 5-21-1972 in New York, New York
expired 3-9-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 24   cause: shot to death
former Alabama 1st lady  Cornelia Ellis Snively Wallace   George's second wife (1971-78)
born on 1-28-1939 in Alba, Alabama
expired 1-8-2009 in Sebring, Florida   age 69   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979HA7.7%

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in November 1964 former Alabama governor (1962-65, 1970-73, 1974-77, 1982-87)  George Corley Wallace Jr.   husband of Lurleen and Cornelia; ran as independent for president in 1968 (with LeMay); shot by Arthur Bremer while campaigning at a Maryland shopping center (5/15/1972)
born on 8-25-1919 in Clio, Alabama
expired 9-13-1998 in Montgomery, Alabama   age 79   cause: respiratory & cardiac arrest
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA, HP, JH, JW, MM, VM46.2%
1980 EK, JH, MM18.8%

actor  George D. Wallace   in his long career had three main sci-fi roles: Commando Cody in Radar Men From the Moon serial (1952), the Bosun on Forbidden Planet (1956) & Admiral Simons on the Star Trek: Next Generation episode Man of the People (October 1992)
born on 6-8-1917 in New York, New York
expired 7-22-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 88   cause: complications from fall
SSAN 117-14-1664 Rec# 001a10121838 State=23 LRZ=49738 (Grayling) lived in Grayling in summers; E.L. in winters DyODth fm 3/10/86 LSJ pg 2B - full paid obit & news obit retired MSU zoology professor Dr.  George J. Wallace PhD.   as campus ornithologist conducted studies of DDT in the environment in the later 1950s that became a significant part of Rachel Carson's book The Silent Spring (1962)
born on 12-9-1906 in Waterbury, Vermont
expired 3-8-1986 in East Lansing, Michigan   age 79
FDR 3rd term vice president (1941-45)  Henry Agard Wallace   Truman Commerce Secretary (1945-46); ran for president in 1948 on the Progressive Party banner
born on 10-7-1888 in Adair County, Iowa
expired 11-18-1965 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 77
author  Irving Wallace
¤real name: Irving Wallechinsky 
born on 3-19-1916 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-29-1990 in Los Angeles, California   age 74
Ben Hur author (1880)  Lewis Wallace   was a Union Army general in the Civil War
born on 4-10-1827 in Brookville, Indiana
expired 2-15-1905 in Crawfordsville, Indiana   age 77
Reader's Digest co-founder (1921) and editor (1921-65)  Lila Bell Acheson Wallace
born on 12-25-1889 in Virden, Manitoba, Canada
expired 5-8-1984 in Mount Kisco, New York   age 94
Alabama governor (1967-68)  Lurleen Burns Wallace   first wife of George C. Wallace
born on 9-19-1926 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
expired 5-7-1968 in Montgomery, Alabama   age 41   cause: cancer
 Peter Jon Wallace   son of newsman Mike
expired 8-31-1962 in Corinth, Greece   age 19   cause: murdered
former lumberjack  Ray L. Wallace   prankster: responsible for many of the 1950s & 1960s Bigfoot "sightings"
born on 4-21-1918
expired 11-26-2002 in Centralia, Washington   age 84   cause: heart failure
Micro Soft's ninth employee (1978)  Robert C. "Bob" Wallace   left in 1983 to form Quicksoft which marketed his shareware word processing program PC-Write; in 1960s worked on the Fress (file retrieval and editng system) hypertext editing system under Ted Nelson & Andries van Dam
born on 5-29-1949 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 9-20-2002 in San Rafael, California   age 53
1920s blues singer  Sippie Wallace
¤real name: Beulah Thomas
nickname: "The Texas Nightingale" 
born on 11-1-1898 in Houston, Texas
expired 11-1-1986 in Detroit, Michigan   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1980 DH6.3%

Reader's Digest co-founder (1921)  William Roy Dewitt Wallace
born on 11-12-1889 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 3-30-1981 in Mount Kisco, New York   age 91   cause: pneumonia
 Otto Wallach   1910 Nobel chemistry prize winner
born on 3-27-1847 in Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany
expired 2-26-1931 in Göttingen, Germany   age 83
Swedish banker  Marcus Wallenberg
born on 10-5-1899 in Stockholm, Sweden
expired 9-13-1982 in Stockholm, Sweden   age 82
Swedish diplomat  Raoul Gustav Wallenberg   saved over 20,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II; arrested by Soviet Army, carted back to Russia & thrown into Lubyanka prison
born on 8-4-1912 in Stockholm, Sweden
expired 7-17-1947 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 34   cause: heart attack (or shot by KGB)
aerialist  Angel Elizabeth Wallenda
¤born: Elizabeth Pintye 
born on 3-20-1968
expired 5-3-1996 in Sayre, Pennsylvania   age 28   cause: cancer
aerialist & matriarch of the clan  Helen Kreis Wallenda   Karl's widow; last member of original troupe - she had the top spot on the pyramid
born on 12-11-1910 in Germany
expired 5-9-1996 in Sarasota, Florida   age 85
aerialist & patriarch of the clan  Karl Wallenda   leader of the "Flying Wallendas" high wire act; ultimately, in Dead Pool circles, they became known as the "Falling Wallendas"
born on 1-21-1905 in Magdeburg, Germany
expired 3-22-1978 in San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico   age 73   cause: 100 foot fall
tv writer  Ernest Ferrin Wallengren   wrote for The Waltons, Touched By An Angel, Baywatch, Little House on the Prairie, Falcon Crest, Knight Rider & others
born on 12-15-1952 in Heber City, Utah
expired 5-27-2003 in Calabasas, California   age 50   cause: ALS
conductor  Alfred Franz Wallenstein
born on 10-7-1898 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-10-1983 in New York, New York   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

Lt.General  Calvin A.H. Waller   was deputy commander of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf war
born on 12-17-1937
expired 5-9-1996   age 58
bluegrass guitarist  Charles O. "Charlie" Waller
born on 1-19-1935 in Joinerville, Texas
expired 8-18-2004 in Gordonsville, Virginia   age 69   cause: heart attack
 Frederick Waller   invented the Cinerama 3-D process; patented the first water skis
born on 3-10-1886 in New York, New York
expired 5-18-1954 in Huntington, New York   age 68
 Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller   half of the 1960s singing duo Peter and Gordon
born on 6-4-1945 in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
expired 7-16-2009 in Connecticut   age 64   cause: cardiac arrest
author  Leslie Elson Waller   wrote The Banker (1963) & Dog Day Afternoon
born on 4-1-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-29-2007 in Rochester, New York   age 83
jazz pianist  Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller   wrote Ain't Misbehavin' and Honeysuckle Rose
born on 5-21-1904 in New York, New York
expired 12-15-1943 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 39
actress  Deborah Walley   played Gidget in Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
born on 8-13-1943 in Bridgeport, Connecticut
expired 5-10-2001 in Sedona, Arizona   age 57   cause: esophageal cancer
movie producer  Hal Brent Wallis   produced The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942)
born on 9-14-1899 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-5-1986 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 87
ocean navigator  Samuel Wallis   discoverer of Easter Island and Tahiti during a round-the-world voyage (1766-68)
born on 4-23-1728 in Fentonwoon, England
expired 1-21-1795 in London, England   age 66
playwright  John Douglas Wallop III   wrote play The Year The Yankees Lost The Pennant (1954) that was the basis of the Broadway musical Damn Yankees! (1955) & 1958 movie
born on 3-8-1920 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 4-1-1985 in Georgetown, Maryland   age 65
child crime victim  Adam Walsh   in July of 1981 was kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida; in August his severed head was found in nearby Vero Beach; son of John Walsh
born on 11-14-1974
expired 7-27-1981 in Hollywood, Florida   age 6   cause: murdered
cartoonist & songwriter  J. Brandon Walsh   created the Little Annie Rooney comic strip
expired 1-13-1955 in New York, New York   age 72
movie actor  J. T. Walsh
¤real name: James Patrick Walsh 
born on 9-28-1943 in San Francisco, California
expired 2-27-1998 in La Mesa, California   age 54   cause: heart attack
character actress  Kathleen "Kay" Walsh   twice married: to David Lean (1940-49) & Elliot Jaques
born on 8-27-1911 in London, England
expired 4-16-2005 in London, England   age 93
Tenneco CEO  Michael Walsh
born on 7-8-1942
expired 5-6-1994   age 51
movie director  Raoul Walsh
¤born: Albert Edward Walsh 
born on 3-11-1887 in New York, New York
expired 12-31-1980 in Simi Valley, California   age 93   cause: heart attack
Montana senator (1913-33)  Thomas James Walsh   uncovered the Teapot Dome scandal (1923)
born on 6-12-1859 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin
expired 3-2-1933 in Wilson, North Carolina   age 73
director  William "Bill" Walsh   original director of the Mickey Mouse Club tv show; also directed The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) & Son of Flubber (1963)
born on 9-30-1913 in New York, New York
expired 1-27-1975 in Los Angeles, California   age 61   cause: cardiac arrest
college & pro football coach  William Ernest "Bill" Walsh   coached the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl championships (1979-88)
born on 11-30-1931 in Fremont, California
expired 7-30-2007   age 75   cause: leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2007GOHI, MOT, OIE, QKU, RAVN16.1%
   Scored 5.1563 points

University of Maine hockey coach  William Sean Walsh   started his coaching career under Ron Mason at MSU
born on 6-21-1955 in White Plains, New York
expired 9-24-2001 in Bangor, Maine   age 46   cause: pneumonia; renal cell carcinoma
character actor and longtime Starfleet Academy groundskeeper  Ray Walston   won 1955 Tony for Damn Yankees!; played Uncle Martin (the Martian) on My Favorite Martian tv series (1963-66); played Boothby on Star Trek: Next Generation & Voyager
born on 12-2-1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 1-1-2001 in Beverly Hills, California   age 86   cause: lupus
   Contest Selectors
2001 NFG12½%
   Scored 6.4000 solo points

conductor  Bruno Walter   protege of Mahler
born on 9-15-1876 in Berlin, Germany
expired 2-17-1962 in Beverly Hills, California   age 85
handwriting expert  Herbert J. Walter   linked the Lindbergh ransom note to Bruno Hauptman
expired 7-16-1958 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 78
architect  Thomas Ustick Walter   designed the U.S. Capitol Building's legislative wings and Dome
born on 9-4-1804 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-30-1887 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 83
retired Herman Miller office furniture executive  Glenn Maurice Walters   developed the cubical concept for offices (1967)
born on 5-13-1924
expired 4-18-2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan   age 85
truck driver  Larry Walters   known for attaching 45 weather balloons to a lawn chair in 1982; wearing a parachute and carrying a CB radio, pellet gun and water bottle ballast he rocketed to 16,000 feet, amazing airline pilots and pissing-off the FAA; after shooting out several balloons (then dropping the gun) he gently floated to a soft landing in some power lines; was ineligible to win a Darwin Award: he survived the stunt
born on 4-19-1949 in Los Angeles County, California
expired 10-6-1993 in Angeles National Forest, California   age 44   cause: suicide; gunshot to heart
NYC Latin Quarter owner (1942-67)  Lou Walters   father of ABC News person Barbara
expired 8-15-1977 in Miami, Florida   age 81   cause: heart attack
former Deputy Director of the CIA General  Vernon Anthony Walters   also U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. (1985-89)
born on 1-3-1917 in New York, New York
expired 2-11-2002 in West Palm Beach, Florida   age 85
physicist  Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton   shared the 1951 Nobel prize in physics
born on 10-6-1903 in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland
expired 6-25-1995 in Belfast, Northern Ireland   age 91
Walmart co-founder  Helen Robson Walton   mother of Alice, Jim, John & S.R.
born on 12-13-1919 in Claremore, Oklahoma
expired 4-19-2007 in Bentonville, Arkansas   age 87
   Contest Selectors
2007DGW, KLS6.5%
   Scored 5.0500 points

author, trout fisherman  Izaak Walton   wrote a biography of John Donne & The Compleat Angler (1676)
born on 8-9-1593 in Staffordshire, England
expired 12-15-1683 in Winchester, England   age 90
Walmart billionaire  John Thomas Walton   was a Special Forces medic in Vietnam, earning the Silver Star
born on 10-8-1946
expired 6-27-2005 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming   age 58   cause: ultra-light plane crash
Great Lakes sailor  Ralph Grant Walton   Oiler aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 7-22-1917
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 58   cause: drowned when ship foundered
Sam's true legacy WalMart co-founder  Samuel Moore Walton
born on 3-29-1918 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma
expired 4-5-1992 in Little Rock, Arkansas   age 74
composer Sir  William Turner Walton
born on 3-29-1902 in Oldham, England
expired 3-8-1983 in Ischia, Italy   age 80
to May 1955 Playmate of Monthto February 1955 Playmate of Monthto May 1954 Playmate of Monthto March 1954 Playmate of Monthto March 1954 Playmate of Monthto January 1954 Playmate of Month  Marilyn Ardith Waltz   Playboy February 1954 Playmate of Month (under assumed name) and April 1954 & April 1955 Playmate of Month (under real name); Playboy had listed her Date/Place Of Birth as 4/7/1926 in Chicago; DOB used from her obituary & SSDI
¤married name: Marilyn Ardith Jordan
Mrs. Breck Jordan
aka: Margaret Scott 
born on 11-5-1931 in Waukesha, Wisconsin
expired 12-23-2006 in Medford, Oregon   age 75
actor, director  Sam Wanamaker
born on 6-14-1919 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-18-1993   age 74
orchestra conductor  Günter Wand
born on 1-7-1912 in Elberfeld, Germany
expired 2-14-2002 in Ulmiz, Switzerland   age 90
legendary pool hustler  Rudolf Walter Wanderone
¤aka: "Minnesota Fats" 
born on 1-19-1900 in New York, New York
expired 1-18-1996 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 95   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD6.3%

magnetic computer core inventor  An Wang   founded Wang Laboratories (1951)
born on 2-7-1920 in Shanghai, China
expired 3-2-1990 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 70
movie producer  Walter Wanger   one-time husband of Joan Bennett
¤real name: Walter Feuchtwanger 
born on 7-11-1894 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-18-1968 in New York, New York   age 74   cause: heart attack
Hondo Carpenter (synchophantic sports nut/anchor), Suzanne 'Page' (news anchor) & Keith Thompson (the weather forcaster who does all of his reports on tape after being microwaved in from Kalamazoo where he is based at the CBS affiliate WWMT that also operates WLAJ - he can't do the weather 'live' and be interactive on both stations so WLAJ gets a 'talking head' weather forcast) troubled tv journalist  Suzanne M. Wangler   worked here in Lansing as a weekend news anchor for WILX tv in 1990, then went on to anchor/report for a number of Detroit-area stations; after her divorce she found herself charged with shoplifting $600 worth of groceries, a DUI conviction, lost custody of her kids and charges of embezzlement of an ex-boyfriend/client's money ($149,000 worth; she had been licensed to sell annuities); in September 2007 she was back in Lansing, this time slumming for the low-rent WLAJ tv news department as their weeknight news anchor (at least, until she was charged in the embezzlement — she resigned 2/14/08 "for personal reasons"); WXYZ tv in Detroit aired a story about her arrest on Friday 2/22, she went to the Royal Oak cop shop on Saturday to blow her required blood alcohol test, then went back to her home and hanged herself in the basement (all of the utilities had been turned off, the indoor temperature was 32° & the house was about to be foreclosed)
¤née: Pagella
aka: "Suzanne Page" 
born on 4-4-1964 in Beaver, Pennsylvania
expired 2-23-2008 in Royal Oak, Michigan   age 43   cause: suicide; hanged
AKS: The day after she resigned we were treated to a newscast anchored by Bill Albin — hey there, dude ... bet you never thought you'd be working as a tabloid tv cameraman/reporter! Sure beats being a computer hacker, army grunt or security guard.
radical Maoist  Wang Li   architect of China's "Cultural Revolution" debacle; eventually Mao turned on him
expired 10-21-1996 in Beijing, China   age 75   cause: stomach cancer
rotary combustion engine inventor  Felix Heinrich Wankel
born on 8-13-1902 in Lahr,Swabia, Germany
expired 10-9-1988 in Lindau, Germany   age 86
journalista  Jude T. Wanniski   coined the term "supply-side economics" (1974)
born on 6-17-1936 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania
expired 8-30-2005 in Morristown, New Jersey   age 69   cause: heart attack
Dr.  Otto Heinrich Warburg   was the 1931 Nobel medicine laureate
born on 10-8-1883 in Freiburg, Baden, Germany
expired 8-1-1970 in Berlin, Germany   age 86
mail order merchandising company founder (1872)  Aaron Montgomery Ward
born on 2-17-1844 in Chatham, New Jersey
expired 12-8-1913 in Chicago, Illinois   age 69   cause: pulmonary edema
cartoonist  Bill Ward   worked on Captain America comic book & Cracked magazine
born on 3-6-1919
expired 11-17-1998   age 79
Rocky & Bullwinkle producer  Jay Troplong Ward
¤born: J Troplong Ward 
born on 9-21-1920 in San Francisco, California
expired 10-12-1989 in Los Angeles, California   age 69
World War II Marine  Philip Ward   part of the first Marine patrol that reached the summit of Mt. Suribachi and hoisted an American flag; a second, large flag was taken up & it's raising was shot by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal
born on 3-10-1926 in Linnsburg, Indiana
expired 12-28-2005 in McAllen, Texas   age 79
former race car driver  Rodger Ward Sr.   won 1959 & 1962 Indianapolis 500
born on 1-10-1921 in Beloit, Wisconsin
expired 7-5-2004 in Anaheim, California   age 83
church organist  Samuel Augustus Ward   in 1882 wrote church hymn O Mother Dear Jerusalem (aka Materna) inspired by a day with his family at Coney Island; it was eventually paired with the poem America the Beautiful
born on 12-28-1847 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 9-28-1903 in Newark, New Jersey   age 55
actor  Jack Warden   played both Fuchs Brothers (Roy & Luke) in Used Cars (1980) & athletic trainer Max Corkle in the remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Heaven Can Wait)
¤born: John H. Lebzelter 
born on 9-18-1920 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 7-19-2006 in New York, New York   age 85
   Contest Selectors
2005BYE4.3%
2006BYE3.3%
   Scored 6.5000 solo points

character actress  Herta Ware   first wife of Will Geer; played Jean-Luc Picard's grandmother on Star Trek: The Next Generation
born on 6-9-1917 in Wilmington, Delaware
expired 8-15-2005 in Topanga, California   age 88
egghead barrister  Lancelot Lionel Ware   co-founded Mensa (1946); the group's original name: "the High IQ Club")
born on 6-5-1915 in Mitcham, Surrey, England
expired 8-15-2000 in Surrey, England   age 85
philathropist  Harry P. Wareham   coined term Community Chest (1919) for use with public fund drives
expired 6-11-1951 in Westport, Connecticut   age 68
bass-baritone singer  William C. Warfield   known for portraying Porgy; had been married to Leontyne Price (1952-72)
born on 1-22-1920 in West Helena, Arkansas
expired 8-25-2002 in Chicago, Illinois   age 82   cause: complications from a broken neck
pop culture artist  Andy Warhol   shot by wacko Valerie Solanis (6/3/1968); notable quote: "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes."
¤born: Andrew Warhola 
born on 8-6-1928 in Forest City, Pennsylvania
expired 2-22-1987 in New York, New York   age 58   cause: complications from gall bladder surgery
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, JH15.4%
1980 DW6.3%

bandleader & blender inventor  Fred Malcolm Waring
born on 6-9-1900 in Tyrone, Pennsylvania
expired 7-29-1984 in State College, Pennsylvania   age 84
to 1943 award winnerto 1941 award winner former world-class pole vaulter  Cornelius Anthony Warmerdam   first to clear 15 feet (April 1940); won 1942 Sullivan Award
born on 6-22-1915 in San Joaquin Valley, California
expired 11-13-2001 in Fresno, California   age 86   cause: Alzheimer's disease
acting ship's captain  William F. Warms   placed in command of the Morro Castle hours before fire began
expired 5-14-1953 in New York, New York   age 66
movie pioneer  Albert Warner   co-founded the Warner Brothers studio (1923) with Harry, Jack & Samuel
¤born: Albert Eichelbaum 
born on 7-23-1883
expired 11-26-1967 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 84
industrialist  Arthur Pratt Warner   co-inventor of the automobile speedometer in 1904; co-founder of Warner Instruments (1912; it later became Stewart-Warner Co.)
born on 4-18-1870 in Jacksonville, Florida
expired 3-22-1957 in Beloit, Wisconsin   age 86
industrialist  Charles Henry Warner   co-inventor of the automobile speedometer in 1904; co-founder of Warner Instruments (1912; it later became Stewart-Warner Co.)
born on 3-13-1872 in Wisconsin
expired 1-6-1944 in San Marino, California   age 71
former City College forward  Edward L. Warner Sr.   member of only team to win both the NCAA & NIT championships in same year (1950); later convicted in point shaving scandal
born on 7-5-1929
expired 9-7-2002 in New York, New York   age 73
college football coach  Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner
born on 4-5-1871 in Springville, New York
expired 9-7-1954 in Palo Alto, California   age 83
movie pioneer  Harry Morris Warner   co-founded the Warner Brothers studio (1923) with Albert, Jack & Samuel
¤born: Harry Morris Eichelbaum 
born on 12-12-1881 in Krasnosielc, Poland, Russian Empire
expired 7-25-1958 in Hollywood, California   age 76
character actor  Henry Byron Charles Stewart Warner
¤born: Henry Byron Charles Stewart Warner-Lickford 
born on 10-26-1875 in St. John's Wood, London, England
expired 12-21-1958 in Hollywood, California   age 83
movie pioneer  Jack L. Warner   co-founded the Warner Brothers studio (1923) with Albert, Harry & Samuel
¤born: Jack L. Eichelbaum 
born on 8-2-1892 in London, Ontario, Canada
expired 9-9-1978 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: heart inflamation
movie pioneer  Samuel Louis Warner   co-founded the Warner Brothers studio (1923) with Albert, Harry & Jack; was married to actress Lina Basquette; acknowledged as the "Father of Talking Pictures" --- he convinced his siblings to go into a partnership with Western Electric, forming the Vitaphone Company --- the result was The Jazz Singer with Al Jolson; Sam died the night before the movie's premiere
¤born: Samuel Louis Eichelbaum 
born on 8-10-1887 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 10-5-1927   age 40
Liberty Records founder (1955)  Simon Waronker   featured artists like Julie London, Martin Denny, Eddie Cochran, Gene McDaniels, Buddy Knox, The Rivingtons & Alvin and the Chipmunks (NOTE: the Chipmunks were named after Liberty president Alvin Bennett, Waronker and chief engineer Theodore Keep)
born on 3-4-1915 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-7-2005 in Beverly Hills, California   age 90
inventor  David Ronald de Mey Warren   inventor of the "black box" flight data recorder (the Aeronautical Reasearch Laboratories Flight Memory Unit; 1956)
born on 3-20-1925 in Groote Eylandt, Australia
expired 7-19-2010 in Melbourne, Australia   age 85
former Chief Justice (1953-69)  Earl Warren   California governor (1942-53); led court that issued the Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education & Miranda rulings; headed Commission that investigated the assassinatin of JFK
born on 3-19-1891 in Los Angeles, California
expired 7-9-1974 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 83   cause: congestive heart failure
musical composer  Harry Warren   partnered with Al Dubin on numerous Busby Berkeley musicals; also wrote songs for Cinderfella (1961); won iscars for Lullaby of Broadway (1935), You'll Never Know (1940) & On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe (1946)
¤born: Salvatore Guaragna 
born on 12-24-1893 in New York, New York
expired 9-22-1981 in Los Angeles, California   age 83
former U.S. Poet Laureate (1986-87)  Robert Penn Warren   wrote All The King's Men (1946)
born on 4-24-1905 in Guthrie, Kentucky
expired 9-15-1989 in Stratton, Vermont   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

architect  Whitney Warren   designed Grand Central Terminal in New York City
born on 1-29-1864 in New York, New York
expired 1-24-1943 in New York, New York   age 78
Dow Corning chemist Dr.  Earl L. Warrick   a claimant for co-inventor of Silly Putty
born on 9-23-1911 in Butler, Pennsylvania
expired 11-15-2002 in Loma Linda, California   age 91
Harley celebrates the completion of another barn with a mouth full of chaw. Yummy!  Harley E. Warrick   painted barns with Mail Pouch Tobacco advertising
born on 10-5-1924 in Belmont County, Ohio
expired 11-24-2000 in Wheeling, West Virginia   age 76   cause: abdominal aneurism
character actress  Ruth Warrick   played Emily Monroe Norton Kane, first wife of Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane (1941), Sally, the mother in Song of the South (1946) & Phoebe English Tyler Wallingford on All My Children soap opera (1970-2005)
born on 6-29-1916 in Saint Joseph, Missouri
expired 1-15-2005 in New York, New York   age 88   cause: complications from pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2004RR5.6%
2005NFG, RR8.7%
   Scored 4.9500 points

academician  Eugene C. Warriner   was president of Central Michigan College )1918-39)
born on --1866 in Earlville, Dixon County, Illinois
expired 7-20-1945 in Petoskey, Michigan   age 78
Dr.  Myron A. Warriner   created a scandal in 1935 by killing a "hopelessly wounded" patient in North Brookfield, Massachusetts (paging Dr. Kevorkian)
expired 12-18-1943 in Bridgeport, Connecticut   age 87
scientist  Booker Taliaferro Washington
born on 4-5-1856 in Franklin City, Virginia
expired 11-14-1915 in Tuskegee, Alabama   age 59
blues singer  Dinah Washington   sang with the Lionel Hampton Band (1943-49); wife of Detroit Lions player Dick Lane
¤born: Ruth Jones 
born on 8-29-1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
expired 12-14-1963 in Detroit, Michigan   age 39   cause: overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol
oscar-winning songwriter  Edward "Ned" Washington   wrote When You Wish Upon a Star for Pinocchio (1940) & the theme for High Noon (1952)
born on 8-15-1901 in Scranton, Pennsylvania
expired 12-20-1976 in Los Angeles, California   age 75   cause: heart ailment
to next U.S. president: John Adamsto previous U.S. president: Cyrus Griffin Revolutionary War Commanding General (1775-83)  George Washington   first U.S. president under Constitution of 1789 (May 1, 1789-97); namesake of Washington, District of Columbia and the state
born on 2-22-1732 in Westmoreland, Virginia
expired 12-14-1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia   age 67   cause: infected epiglottis
jazz saxophonist  Grover Washington Jr.
born on 12-12-1943 in Buffalo, New York
expired 12-17-1999 in New York, New York   age 56   cause: heart attack
subject of 20 Questions interview in February 1988 `Playboy Magazine'; published posthumously former Chicago mayor  Harold Washington
born on 4-15-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-25-1987 in Chicago, Illinois   age 65   cause: heart attack
UCLA (1937-39) & L.A. Rams football player  Kenneth "Kenny" Washington
born on 8-31-1918
expired 6-24-1971 in Los Angeles, California   age 52   cause: polyarteritis
actor  Lamont Washington   starred in original Broadway cast of Hair
born on 7-4-1943
expired 8-25-1968 in New York, New York   age 25
1920s & 30s Black athlete  Ora Mae Washington   won ATA women's singles title (1924); played basketball with Philadelphia Hustle women's barnstorming team; inducted into Black Athletes Hall of Fame (1976)
¤born: Ora Belle Washington 
born on 1-16-1899 in Caroline County, Virginia
expired 5-28-1971   age 72
violent crimimal  Raymond Lee Washington   founder of the L.A. protection racket gang the Crips
born on 8-14-1953 in Texas
expired 8-9-1979 in Los Angeles, California   age 26   cause: shotgun blast to gut
NRA president (1994-95)  Thomas L. Washington
born on 7-15-1937
expired 12-5-1995   age 58
former Washington D.C. mayor (apointed & elected)  Walter Edward Washington
born on 4-15-1919 in Dawson, Georgia
expired 10-27-2003 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 84
S.African businessman  Louis Washkansky   first heart transplant recipient December 3, 1967 (performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard)
born on --1913 in Lithuania
expired 12-21-1967 in Capetown, South Africa   age 54   cause: double pneumonia; failure of transplanted heart
former prosepector  Frank Hinman Waskey   Alaska's first territorial representative in congress (1906-7)
born on 4-20-1875 in Lake City, Minnesota
expired 1-25-1964 in Oakville, Washington   age 88
filmmaker & tv documentarian  Albert Wasserman   won a Best Documentary Short Subject oscar for First Steps (1947); worked as a 60 Minutes producer (1976-86)
born on 2-9-1921 in New York, New York
expired 3-31-2005 in New York, New York   age 84   cause: lung cancer
playwright  Dale Wasserman   wrote novel Man of La Mancha (1965) which was based upon his earlier tv drama I, Don Quixote (1959); also wrote the stage version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - it bombed when produced
born on 11-2-1914 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin
expired 12-21-2008 in Paradise Valley, Arizona   age 94   cause: congestive heart failure
former MCA president (1946-95)  Lewis Robert Wasserman
born on 3-15-1913 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 6-3-2002 in Beverly Hills, California   age 89   cause: complications from stroke
plywright  Wendy Wasserstein   wrote The Heidi Chronicles (1989)
born on 10-18-1950 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-30-2006 in New York, New York   age 55   cause: lymphoma
   Contest Selectors
2006DTM, LMLD, QKU, TBC13.3%
   Scored 7.3125 points

radio actor  Willard Waterman   played Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve
born on 8-14-1914 in Madison, Wisconsin
expired 2-2-1996 in Burlingame, California   age 81   cause: bone marrow disease
jazz sax & clarinetist  Benny Waters
born on 1-23-1902 in Brighton, Maryland
expired 8-11-1998   age 96
desperado  David Roland Waters   one of the gang that murdered/dismembered Madalyn Murray O'Hair
born on --1947 in Peoria, Illinois
expired 1-27-2003 in Butler, North Carolina   age 55   cause: lung cancer; hepatitis
actress and blues & gospel singer  Ethel Waters
born on 10-3-1896 in Chester, Pennsylvania
expired 9-1-1977 in Chatsworth, California   age 80   cause: kidney & heart failure
former MSU football coach  Franklin D. "Muddy" Waters II
born on 1-30-1923 in Wallingford, Connecticut
expired 9-20-2006 in Saginaw, Michigan   age 83   cause: congestive heart failure
blues artist  "Muddy" Waters
¤real name: McKinley Morganfield 
born on 4-4-1915 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
expired 4-30-1983 in Chicago, Illinois   age 68
W.Carolina football coach  Robert Lee "Bob" Waters
born on 6-22-1938 in Millen, Georgia
expired 5-29-1989 in Callowhee, North Carolina   age 50   cause: ALS
assassination plotter  Georges Watin   novel & movie Day of the Jackal based upon his involvement in the attempt to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle on 8-22-62
expired 2-19-1994 in Asuncion, Paraguay   age 71   cause: heart attack
former Utah senator (1947-58)  Arthur V. Watkins   chairman of committee that censured Joe McCarthy for "contemptuous, contumacious, denunciatory, unworthy, inexcusable and reprehensible" conduct
born on 12-18-1886 in Midway, Utah
expired 9-1-1973 in Orem, Utah   age 86
former IBM executive  Arthur Kittredge Watson   son of Thomas J. Sr.
born on 4-23-1919 in Summit, New Jersey
expired 7-26-1974 in Norwalk, Connecticut   age 55
(mainly) child actor  Bobs Watson   played Pee Wee in Boys Town (1938) & Hitler in short subject The Devil With Hitler (1942)
born on 11-16-1930 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-27-1999 in Laguna Beach, California   age 68   cause: prostate cancer
Bruce - from the first-broadcast 'Star Trek' episode: 'The Man Trap' "expendable" character actor  Bruce E. Watson   was the nephew of Gene Lockhart and cousin of June Lockhart; played crewman Green in original Star Trek epsiode The Man Trap (1966; first episode to air) — he "died" even though he wasn't wearing a red shirt
born on 7-27-1940
expired 6-11-2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico   age 68   cause: suicide; gunshot; mental illness
kid actor-turned-news photographer  Delmar Watson   appeared in four Our Gang shorts (1930s), as boy with slingshot in You Can't Cheat An Honest Man (1939) & A Christmas Carol (1938; as snowballer in gang)
born on 7-1-1926 in Los Angeles, California
expired 10-26-2008 in Glendale, California   age 82   cause: prostate cancer
dedicated herbivore  Donald Watson   founder of the Vegan Society (he coined the term "vegan")
born on 9-2-1910 in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, England
expired 11-16-2005 in Keswick, England   age 95
blues musician  Johnny "Guitar" Watson
born on 2-3-1935 in Houston, Texas
expired 5-17-1996 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan   age 61   cause: myocardial infarction
Ziegfeld Follies girl  Marion Wilson Watson   one of the "Ladies in Black" that visited Rudolph Valentino's grave on the anniversary of his death
¤born: Marion Benda 
expired 11-30-1951 in Hollywood, California   age 45
Bell assistant  Thomas Augustus Watson   received first telephone call on March 10, 1876
born on 1-18-1854 in Salem, Massachusetts
expired 12-13-1934 in Pass-Grille Key, Florida   age 80   cause: heart disease
IBM founder  Thomas John Watson Sr.   renamed the successor of Hollerith's tabulating machine company
born on 2-17-1874 in Campbell, New York
expired 6-19-1956 in New York, New York   age 82
former IBM chairman  Thomas John Watson Jr.   son of its founder
born on 1-8-1914 in Dayton, Ohio
expired 12-31-1993 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 79
Sir  Robert Watson-Watt   inventor of the first "practical" radar system
born on 4-13-1892 in Brechlin, Angusshire, Scotland
expired 12-5-1973 in Inverness, Scotland   age 81
Zen Buddhist hippie icon  Alan Wilson Watts   in his youth he was inspired by the Dr. Fu Manchu detective stories
born on 1-6-1915 in Chislehurst, Kent, England
expired 11-16-1973 in Mill Valley, California   age 58   cause: heart failure
Another SFBMoFo confessed serial killer  Coral Eugene Watts   admitted to having killed Jeanne Clyne (10/31/1979), Linda Tilley (9/5/1981), Elizabeth Montgomery (9/13/1981), Susan Wolf (9/12/1981), Phyllis Tamm (1/4/1982), Margaret Fossi (1/17/1982), Alice Martell (1/29/1982), Edna Semander (2/7/1982), Emily LaQua (3/20/1982), Edith Ledet (3/27/1982), Yolanda Gracia (4/15/1982), Carrie Jefferson (4/16/1982), Suzanne Searles (4/21/1982) & Michelle Maday (5/23/1982); also admitted trying to kill Julia Sanchez (1/17/1982), Patty Johnson (1/30/1982), Glenda Kirby (3/27/1982), Lori Lister (5/23/1982) & Melinda Aguilar (5/23/1982); convicted of the murder of Helen Dutcher in Michigan — sentenced to life without parole for that murder as well as the 1974 stabbing death of Western Michigan University student Gloria Steele (age 19; stabbed 30 times)
born on 11-7-1953 in Fort Hood, Texas
expired 9-21-2007 in Jackson, Michigan   age 53   cause: prostate cancer
mystery writer  Hillary Waugh
born on 6-22-1920 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 12-8-2008 in Torrington, Connecticut   age 88
inventor  Elmer H. Wavering   with Bill Lear built the first commercial car radio (called the Motorola by Paul Galvin); developed first car alternator; later became president of Motorola
born on 4-22-1907 in Quincy, Illinois
expired 11-20-1998 in Naples, Florida   age 91
character actor  Albert Samuel Waxman   had title role in Canadian tv series King of Kensington (1975); played Lt. Bart Samuels in Cagney and Lacey tv cop series (1982-88)
born on 3-2-1935 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 1-17-2001 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 65   cause: heart failure during heart surgery
movie composer  Franz Waxman
born on 12-24-1906 in Köonigsbutte, Silezia, Germany (now Chorzow, Poland)
expired 2-24-1967 in Los Angeles, California   age 60   cause: cancer
Sidney and the Seven Dwarf Trees horticulturalist Dr.  Sidney Waxman   using the cones from "witches's brooms" on evergreens developed numerous dwarf pine varieties ("Sand Castle," "Sea Urchin," "Blue Shag")
born on 11-13-1923 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 2-10-2005 in Storrs, Connecticut   age 81   cause: transitional cell carcinoma
former Sierra Club president (1961-64 & 1967-69) Dr.  Edgar A. Wayburn
born on 9-17-1906 in Macon, Georgia
expired 3-5-2010 in San Francisco, California   age 103
   Contest Selectors
2001ANG12½%
2003COCO5.6%
2009GOHI3.3%

character actress  Kellie Suzanne Waymire   appeared on Star Trek: Voyager (as Lanya in the episode Muse), Star Trek: Enterprise (as Elizabeth Cutler) and Six Feet Under
born on 7-27-1967 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 11-13-2003 in Venice, California   age 36   cause: cardiac arrhythmia; mitral valve prolapse
songwriter  Bernie Wayne   wrote Blue Velvet and There She Is, Miss America (1954)
born on 3-6-1919
expired 4-18-1993 in Marina del Rey, California   age 74
Art Fern and the Tea-Time Movie lady (Johnny Carson and Carol Wayne) busty Tonight Show "Tea-Time Movie" lady  Carol Wayne   sister of Nina Wayne; did February 1984 Playboy pictorial; last person to see her alive: Edward Durston --- people saw Ed & Carol having a fight; he says she went for a walk down by the beach to "cool off" (she was afraid of the water); she turns up floating in the bay three days later, but he checked out of the hotel three days earlier... hmmm, the alibi appears to be weak
born on 9-6-1942 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-10-1985 in Manzanillo, Mexico   age 42   cause: "drowned" (an assisted non-suicide?)
actor  David Wayne
¤born: Wayne David McKeeken 
born on 1-30-1914 in Traverse City, Michigan
expired 2-10-1995 in Santa Monica, California   age 81
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1971 actor  John Wayne Sr.   irradiated during production of The Conquerer (1956); directed The Alamo (1960)
¤born: Marion Robert Morrison
nickname: "The Duke" 
born on 5-26-1907 in Winterset, Iowa
expired 6-12-1979 in Los Angeles, California   age 72   cause: stomach & lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, HA, HFS, HP, MS, SB, VM, YJ61.5%
   Scored 3 points

Canadian comedian  Johnny Wayne   of Wayne and Shuster
born on 5-28-1918 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 7-18-1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 72
movie producer  Michael Wayne   son of the Duke
¤born: Michael Anthony Morrison 
born on 11-23-1934 in Los Angeles, California
expired 4-2-2003 in Burbank, California   age 68   cause: heart failure; complications from lupus
1919 Chicago White Sox player  George Davis "Buck" Weaver   despite claims of innocence, banned for life from baseball for "involvement" in Black Sox scandal
born on 8-18-1890 in Stowe, Pennsylvania
expired 1-31-1956   age 65   cause: heart attack
 Jackson Weaver   one of Smokey the Bear's voices
born on 9-3-1920
expired 10-20-1992   age 72
roofing contractor  Sylvester Laflin Weaver Sr.   father of Doodles & Pat; grandfather of Sigourney
expired 9-12-1958 in Los Angeles, California   age 80
former NBC honcho  Sylvester Laflin "Pat" Weaver Jr.   son of Sylvester Sr.; father of Sigourney; created the Today, Tonight and Tomorrow shows for the network
born on 12-21-1908 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-15-2002 in Santa Barbara, California   age 93   cause: pneumonia
actor  William Dennis Weaver   played deputy Chester Goode on Gunsmoke (1955-64), Tom Wedloe on Gentle Ben (1966-68) & Sam McCloud on McCloud (1970-77)
born on 6-4-1924 in Joplin, Missouri
expired 2-24-2006 in Ridgway, Colorado   age 81   cause: complications from cancer
comedian & actor  Winstead Sheffield "Doodles" Weaver   played Salty Sam in Kitten with a Whip (1965); brother of Pat; uncle of Sigourney
born on 5-11-1911 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-17-1983 in Los Angeles, California   age 71   cause: suicide
Dr. Acer victim  Barbara Webb
¤aka: "Patient B" 
born on 3-3-1926
expired 12-17-1993 in Stuart, Florida   age 68   cause: AIDS
debonaire actor  Clifton Webb   played columnist Waldo Lydecker in Laura (1944) and Mr. Belvedere in three movies
¤real name: Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck 
born on 11-11-1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 10-13-1966 in Beverly Hills, California   age 76
hotel & casino owner  Del Webb   built Sun City, Arizona
born on 5-17-1899 in Fresno, California
expired 7-4-1974 in Rochester, Minnesota   age 75   cause: complications after surgery for lung cancer
aeronatuical engineer  Everette L. Webb   co-designer of the Boeing 747
born on 9-5-1921
expired 7-2-2002 in Seattle, Washington   age 80   cause: heart failure
discredited journalist  Gary S. Webb   in 1996 while working at the San Jose Mercury newspaper dreamed up a series of articles that claimed that the CIA was involved in the spread of crack cocaine in Los Angeles through Nicaraguan drug dealers
born on 8-31-1955
expired 12-9-2004 in Carmichael, California   age 49   cause: suicide; self-inflicted gunshot wound
stiff actor  Jack Webb   was married to Julie London 1947-53
born on 4-2-1920 in Santa Monica, California
expired 12-23-1982   age 62   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR6.3%

NASA administrator (1961-68)  James Edwin Webb
born on 10-7-1906 in Granville City, North Carolina
expired 3-27-1992 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 85
screenwriter  James R. Webb   received 1963 oscar for How The West Was Won; also wrote Cape Fear
born on 10-4-1909 in Denver, California
expired 9-27-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 64
industrialist  Jervis Bennett Webb   builder of conveyor equipment for mass production businesses (like the auto industry)
expired 12-21-1952 in Birmingham, Michigan   age 61
actor  Richard Webb   played Captain Midnight on tv
born on 9-9-1915 in Bloomington, Indiana
expired 6-10-1993 in Van Nuys, California   age 77   cause: suicide
Cannon Ball Express railroad fireman  Simon Taylor "Sim" Webb   jumped from train just before it plowed into a stalled freight in 1900 (engineer Casey Jones went down with the locomotive)
expired 7-13-1957 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 83
actor  Robert Webber
born on 10-14-1924 in Santa Ana, California
expired 4-19-1989 in Malibu, California   age 64
physicist Dr.  Joseph Weber   did pioneering work in Lasers & gravitational wave detection
born on 5-17-1919 in Paterson, New Jersey
expired 9-30-2000 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 81   cause: complications from treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma
pro bowler  Richard Anthony "Dick" Weber   father of bowler Pete Weber
born on 12-23-1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 2-13-2005 in Florissant, Missouri   age 75
AKS: Webber
actor  Benjamin Webster   husband of Dame May Whitty
expired 2-26-1947 in Hollywood, California   age 82   cause: complications following an operation
orator, Massachusetts senator (1826-50), Fillmore Secretary of State (1850-52)  Daniel Webster
born on 1-18-1782 in Salisbury, New Hampshire
expired 10-24-1852 in Marshfield, Massachusetts   age 70
two-time All-American football player  George Webster   lost a Supreme Court case to have his disability pension increased
born on 11-25-1945 in Anderson, South Carolina
expired 4-19-2007 in Houston, Texas   age 61   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG14%
2001ANG12½%
2003ANG5.6%
2004ANG5.6%
2005ANG4.3%
2006ANG3.3%

boogie-woogie pianist & singer  Katie Webster
¤aka: "Swamp Boogie Queen"
born: Kathryn Jewel Thorne 
born on 1-11-1936 in Houston, Texas
expired 9-5-1999 in League City, Texas   age 63   cause: heart failure
former Steelers hall-of-fame center (1974-88)  Michael L. "Mike" Webster   suffered too many blows to the head
born on 3-18-1952 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin
expired 9-24-2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 50   cause: heart attack
tv documentary maker  Nicholas Webster   also directed Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
born on 7-24-1912
expired 8-12-2006 in Santa Monica, California   age 94
Baja Marimba Band founder  Julius Wechter   composed Spanish Flea (Dating Game theme song) while with the Tijuana Brass
born on 5-10-1935 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-1-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 63   cause: lung cancer
AKS: Wechtner
Charlie at the 2001 Silicon Valley Bowl game ALS victim  Charles William "Charlie" Wedemeyer   youngest brother of Herman
born on 2-19-1946 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Territory
expired 6-3-2010 in San Jose, California   age 64   cause: pneumonia; ALS
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG14%
2001ANG12½%
2002ANG, JAC18.2%
2003ANG, PCD11.1%
2004ANG, PCD11.1%
2005ANG, PCD8.7%
2006ANG, PCD6.7%
2007ANG, PCD6.5%
2008PCD, SPIT6.3%
2009GOHI, PCD6.7%
2010DTM, PCD7.4%
   Scored 7.3500 points

Hawaii 5-0 actor  Herman John Wedemeyer   played Duke Lukela; oldest brother of Charlie Wedemeyer
born on 5-20-1924 in Hilo, Hawaii
expired 1-25-1999 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 74   cause: heart attack
Met Opera baritone  Robert Weede   appeared in Broadway musicals including The Most Happy Fellow
¤real name: Robert Wiedefeld 
born on 2-22-1903 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 7-9-1972 in Walnut Creek, California   age 69
Eisenhower Commerce Secretary (1953-58)  Sinclair Weeks
born on 6-15-1893 in West Newton, Masachusetts
expired 2-7-1972 in Concord, Massachuestts   age 78
Scottsboro Boys defendant  Charlie Weems
born on --1911 in Chattanooga, Tennessee
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
bandleader  Wilfred Theodore "Ted" Weems
expired 5-6-1963 in Tulsa, Oklahoma   age 62
geologist & explorer  Alfred Lothar Wegener   expert on Greenland; proposed a now-accepted continental drift theory (1910)
born on 11-1-1880 in Berlin, Germany
expired 11-??-1930 in 119 miles east of Kamarujuk, Greenland   age 50   cause: hypothermia
former E.R. Squibb president  Lowell Palmer Weicker Sr.   father of former senator
born on 10-14-1903
expired 11-25-1978 in New York, New York   age 75
IFBB president  Benjamin Weider   IFBB co-founder
born on 2-1-1923 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 10-17-2008 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 85
novelist and playwright  Jerome Weidman   wrote book I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1937); co-author of Pulitzer prize-winning Broadway musical Fiorello
born on 4-14-1913 in New York, New York
expired 10-6-1998 in New York, New York   age 85
 Helene Weigel   widow of Bertold Brecht
born on 5-12-1900 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 5-6-1971 in Berlin, Germany   age 70
Colorado clothier  Jack Arnold Weil   started Rockmount Ranch Wear (1946); creator of the "Western Shirt"
born on 3-28-1901 in Evansville, Indiana
expired 8-13-2008 in Denver, Colorado   age 107
   Contest Selectors
2007RIE3.2%
2008RIE3.1%
   Scored 4.3000 solo points

 Marjorie C. Weil   devised method to mass-produce Melba Toast
born on 2-5-1900
expired 4-18-1990   age 90
composer  Kurt Weill   wrote The Three-Penny Opera and Lost in the Stars; composed Mack the Knife on the spur of the moment to give his wife, Lotte Lenya, something to sing at a show
born on 3-2-1900 in Dessau, Germany
expired 4-3-1950 in New York, New York   age 50   cause: heart attack
stamp collector/dealer  Raymond H. Weill
born on 9-29-1913 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 4-21-2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 89   cause: heart failure
One of Big Al's big boomers --- the MOAB (Massive Ordinance Air Burst «or» &Mother of All Bombs&) U.S. Air FOrce civilian engineer  Albert Lee Weimorts   designed the GBU-28 "bunker buster" bomb for the first Gulf War; designed the 21,000 pound M.O.A.B. bomb (Massive Ordinance Air Burst) bomb for the second Gulf war (aka: "Mother of All Bombs")
born on 3-6-1938 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida
expired 12-21-2005 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida   age 67   cause: brain cancer
Nixon/Ford H.E.W. Secretary (1973-5) & Reagan Defense Secretary (1981-7)  Caspar Willard Weinberger Sr.
born on 8-18-1917 in San Francisco, California
expired 3-28-2006 in Bangor, Maine   age 88   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2004LMLD5.6%
2005TBC, TMD8.7%
2006OIE3.3%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

Chicago Seven defense attorney  Leonard Irving Weinglass
born on 8-27-1933 in Belleville, New Jersey
expired 3-23-2011 in The Bronx, New York, New York   age 77   cause: pancreatic cancer
AKS: Weinglas Wienglass Wienglas Wineglass Wineglas
Mercury Dime and Walking Liberty Half-Dollar, designed by Adolph Weinman in 1916 sculptor  Adolph A. Weinman   designed the 1916 dime and half-dollar coins
expired 8-8-1952 in Port Chester, New York   age 81   cause: heart attack
character/voice actor  Leonard "Lennie" Weinrib   gave voice to H.R. Pufnstuf (as well as being the head writer for the show)
born on 4-29-1935 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 6-28-2006 in Santiago, Chile   age 71   cause: stroke
tv & movie producer  Henry T. Weinstein
born on 7-12-1924 in New York, New York
expired 9-17-2000 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 76
urologist Dr.  Jack Weinstock   co-wrote How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961); got a Pulitzer Prize for it
expired 5-23-1969 in New York, New York   age 62
 Robert S. "Bob" Weinstock   founder of the Prestige jazz record label (1949)
born on 10-2-1928 in New York, New York
expired 1-14-2006 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 77   cause: complications from diabetes
tv director  Don Weis   husband of actress Rebecca Welles; directed The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
born on 5-13-1922 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 7-26-2000 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 78
former DC Comics editor  Mortimer Weisinger   co-founder of The Time Traveller sci-fi fan magazine (1932; with Julius Schwartz & Forrest J. Ackerman)
born on 4-25-1915
expired 5-7-1978 in Great Neck, New York   age
Great Lakes sailor  David Elliot Weiss   (deck) Cadet aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 11-13-1953
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 21   cause: drowned when ship foundered
songwriter  George David Weiss   co-wrote a whole bunch of well-known songs, including: "Wheel of Fortune" (1952) & "Lullaby of Birdland" (both 1952), "Can't Help Falling in Love" & "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (both 1961) and "What A Wonderful World" (1967)
born on 4-9-1923 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 8-23-2010 in Oldwick, New Jersey   age 89
poet  Theodore Russell Weiss
born on 12-15-1916 in Reading, Pennsylvania
expired 4-15-2003 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 86
New York Representative (1976-87)  Theodore A. "Ted" Weiss
born on 9-17-1927 in Budapest, Hungary
expired 9-14-1992 in New York, New York   age 64
Olympic swimmer  John "Johnny" Weissmuller   most famous Tarzan actor; portrayed Jungle Jim; once married to Lupe Velez
¤born: Johann Weissmüller 
born on 6-2-1904 in Freidorf, Banat, Roumaina
expired 1-20-1984 in Acapulco, Mexico   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1980DO, DR, EB, GP, HA, JW, RR43.8%

AKS: Weismuller
actor  Dwight Weist
born on 1-16-1910 in Palo Alto, California
expired 7-16-1991 in Block Island, Rhode Island   age 81   cause: heart attack
former MIT professor  Joseph Weizenbaum   wrote the controversial "Eliza" interactive computer program (1966)
born on 1-8-1923 in Berlin, Germany
expired 3-5-2008 in Gröben, Germany   age 85   cause: complications from stomach cancer
former Israeli president  Ezar Weizman   nephew of Israel's first president
¤born: Ezer Weizmann 
born on 6-15-1924 in Tel Aviv, Palestine
expired 4-24-2005 in Caesarea, Israel   age 80   cause: pneumonia
organic chemist & first president of Israel  Chaim Weizmann   discovered how to synthesize acetone during World War I
expired 11-9-1952 in Rehovoth, Israel   age 77
the swimsuit in question actress/bikini designer  Marie Therese "Tessa" Welborn   designed the bikini that Ursula Andress was poured into for Dr. No
¤born: Marie Therese Prendergast 
born on 10-17-1928 in Jamaica
expired 7-??-2001 in London, England   age 72
cabaret singer  Elisabeth Welch   appeared in Broadway show Runnin' Wild (1923) where she sanng "Singing Charleston" to accompany the new dance
born on 2-27-1904 in New York, New York
expired 7-15-2003 in London, England   age 99
 Harry Foster Welch   provided the voice of Popeye the Sailor (1929-66)
born on 11-27-1893
expired 8-16-1973 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina   age 79
attorney  Joseph Nye Welch   during the Army-McCarthy witch-hunts confronted the senator publicly with the plea "... have you no decency?" McCarthy, obviously, had none; appeared in Anatomy of a Murder as the trial judge
born on 10-22-1890 in Pringhar, Iowa
expired 10-6-1960 in Hyannis, Massachusetts   age 69
1880s & 1890s 300 game winner pitcher  Michael Welch
¤nickname: "Smiling Mickey" 
expired 7-30-1941 in Nashua, New Hampshire   age 82
CIA Greece station chief  Richard S. Welch
expired 12-23-1975 in Athens, Greece   age 46   cause: shot to death
 Robert Henry Winborne Welch Jr.   founded the John Birch Society (12-1-1958)
born on 12-1-1899 in Chavan County, North Carolina
expired 1-6-1985 in Winchester, Massachusetts   age 85   cause: complications from stroke
 Fern V. Welk   widow of Lawrence
born on 8-26-1903 in Saint Anthony, North Dakota
expired 2-13-2002 in Santa Monica, California   age 98
bubbly band leader  Lawrence Welk
born on 3-11-1903 in Strasburg, North Dakota
expired 5-17-1992 in Santa Monica, California   age 89   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW, RR15.4%
1980 DW, EB, JH, MM25.0%

virologist  Thomas Huckle Weller   shared the 1954 Nobel prize in medicine for his research work on the polio virus
born on 6-15-1915 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
expired 8-23-2008 in Needham, Massachusetts   age 93
   Contest Selectors
2007RR3.2%

actress  Gwen Welles   did November 1972 & May 1975 Playboy pictorials; wife of Harris Yulin
born on 3-4-1951 in Chatanooga, Tennessee
expired 10-13-1993   age 42   cause: cancer
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in March 1967 writer/actor/producer/director/magician/glutton/wino  Orson Welles   co-founder of the Mercury Theater Company — it did the infamous Halloween-eve 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds; co-wrote, directed Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942); later, Orson was in San Antonio, Texas --- a man drove up and asked him directions --- it was H.G. Wells, author War of the Worlds; played The Shadow on the radio; once married to Rita Hayworth; ate 18 hotdogs in one sitting at Pink's
¤born: George Orson Welles
nickname: Mahatma Kane Jeeves (given to him by W.C. Fields
born on 5-6-1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
expired 10-10-1985 in Hollywood, California   age 70   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS, YJ15.4%
1980 DW, EB, HA, HP, MM31.3%

AKS: Wells
Titanic survivor  Mary C. Wellman
born on 7-27-1895 in Mount Vernon, New York
expired 11-23-1975 in Topsfield, Massachusetts   age 80
movie director  William Augustus Wellman   directed High and Mighty (1954)
born on 2-29-1896 in Brookline, Massachusetts
expired 12-9-1975 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: leukemia
screenwriter  George Wells   won oscar for script of Designing Woman (1957)
born on 11-3-1909 in New York, New York
expired 11-29-2000 in Newport Beach, California   age 91
aviatrix & journalist  Helen Fay Gillis Wells
born on 10-15-1908 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 12-2-2002 in Fairfax, Virginia   age 94
Wells Fargo co-founder (1852)  Henry Wells
born on 12-12-1805 in Thetford, Vermont
expired 12-10-1878 in Glasgow, Scotland   age 72
science fiction author  Herbert George Wells   wrote The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau, Things to Come, The Invisible Man (1897), First Men in the Moon and War of the Worlds (1898); advocate of "Free Love"; in his story The World Set Free (1914) he coined the term "atomic bomb"; the plot of 1980s movie Time After Time has H.G. Wells pursuing Jack the Ripper forward in time to San Francisco
born on 9-21-1866 in Bromley, England
expired 8-13-1946 in London, England   age 79
blues harmonica player  Junior Wells
¤born: Amos Blackmore 
born on 12-9-1934 in West Memphis, Arkansas
expired 1-15-1998 in Chicago, Illinois   age 63   cause: coma following heart attack
Motown singer  Mary Wells
born on 5-13-1943 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 7-26-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 49
soap opera actress  Mary K. Wells
born on 12-1-1920 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 8-14-2000 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: colon infection
lyricist & composer  Robert Wells   wrote lyrics for The Christmas Song (to music by Mel Torme)
born on 10-15-1922
expired 9-23-1998 in Santa Monica, California   age 75   cause: cancer
frequently-beaned Negro League baseball player  William James Wells   invented the batting helmet
born on 8-10-1906 in Austin, Texas
expired 1-22-1989 in Austin, Texas   age 82
former Carleton College political science professor (1969-90)  Paul David Wellstone   senator from Minnesota (1991-2002)
born on 7-21-1944 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 10-25-2002 in Eveleth, Minnesota   age 58   cause: plane crash
rock keyboardist  Vince Welnick   last keyboard player for the Grateful Dead (1990-95; succeeding Brent Mydland)
born on 2-21-1951 in Phoenix, Arizona
expired 6-2-2006 in Santa Rosa, California   age 55   cause: suicide; slit own throat with knife
writer  Eudora Welty   awarded 1973 Pulitzer prize; gave name to E-mail program
born on 4-13-1909 in Jackson, Mississippi
expired 7-23-2001 in Jackson, Mississippi   age 92
1920s Our Gang child actor  George T. Wendelken   played Freckles
born on 11-27-1916
expired 1-3-1998 in Toms River, New Jersey   age 81
Letterman announcer  Bill Wendell
¤born: William Joseph Wenzel Jr. 
born on 3-22-1924 in New York, New York
expired 4-14-1999 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 75   cause: complications from cancer
actress  Annemarie Wendl-Kleinschmidt
born on 12-26-1914 in Trostberg an der Alz, Upper Bavaria, Germany
expired 9-3-2006 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 91   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2006WEP3.3%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (two to be exact)

AKS: Wendel
actor's father  George Robert Wendt Sr.
born on 1-8-1923
expired 6-15-1993   age 70
New York Time puzzle editor (1968-78)  Will C. Weng
born on 2-25-1907 in Terre Haute, Indiana
expired 5-2-1993 in New York, New York   age 86
former Tonka Toys executive (1961-77)  Russell L. Wenkstern   developed many of the company's favorite toy trucks
born on 10-1-1912 in Garber, Iowa
expired 1-18-2000 in Spring Park, Minnesota   age 87
songwriter  Percy Wenrich   wrote music for Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet, When You Wore a Tulip and Moonlight Bay
expired 3-18-1952 in New York, New York   age 72
former oldest ex-major league baseball player  William Murray "Billy" Werber Sr.   in college he was Duke's first All-American (in basketball); was the last surviving team-mate of Babe Ruth; while playing for Cincinnati became the first baseball player to come to bat on television (at Ebbetts field on August 26, 1939)
born on 6-20-1908 in Berwyn Heights, Maryland
expired 1-22-2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2009BYE, DTM, PCD10.0%
   Scored 3.1250 points

former New York Jets owner  David Abraham "Sonny" Werblin
born on 3-17-1910 in New York, New York
expired 11-21-1991 in New York, New York   age 81
 Alfred Werner   Nobel chemistry prize winner in 1913
born on 12-12-1966 in Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany
expired 11-15-1919 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 52
1910s-40s victrola/concert/radio singer  Reinald Werrenrath Sr.   NOT associated with Ding Dong School (but his son was)
¤aka: "Edward Hamilton" 
born on 8-7-1883 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 9-12-1953 in Plattsburgh, New York   age 70
former CBS reporter/writer/producer  Joseph "Joe" Wershba   was Ed Murrow's lead producer on the Milo Radulovich expose of McCarthy's smear tactics; later worked as a 60 Minutes producer; produced a special report - "Gideon's Trumpet"
born on 8-19-1920 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 5-14-2011 in New Hyde Park, Long Island, New York   age 90   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2007DGW3.2%
2008CSI, DGW, RR9.4%
2009DGW, RR6.7%
2010CSI, DGW, RR11.1%

Our Gang child actor  Harold Eugene Wertz Jr.   played "Bouncy", the fat kid predecessor to "Spanky," in three 1930s films
born on 8-3-1927 in Denison, Texas
expired 11-21-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 72   cause: complications from stroke
child murder victim  Cynthia Diane Wesley   killed by KKK goons in church bombing
born on 4-30-1949 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 9-15-1963 in Birmingham, Alabama   age 14   cause: murdered; bomb explosion
theoretical physicist Dr.  Julius Wess   with Dr. Bruno Zumino published a paper in 1973 that layed out the Theory of Supersymetry — it described two general classes of elemental particles (bosons & fermions) that were described as vibrating strings
born on 12-5-1934 in Austria
expired 8-8-2007 in Hamburg, Germany   age 72   cause: stroke
country singer  Dorothy Marie "Dottie" West
¤born: Dorothy Marie Marsh 
born on 10-11-1932 in McMinnville, Tennessee
expired 9-4-1991 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 58
Evelyn West former burlesque stripper  Evelyn "Treasure Chest" West   appeared in A Night at the Follies (1956)
¤born: Amy May Coomer
Mrs. Al Charles 
born on 1-21-1907 in Adair, Kentucky
expired 11-11-2004 in Hollywood, Florida   age 97   cause: "natural causes"
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in January 1971 horny actress  Mae West
born on 8-17-1893 in New York, New York
expired 11-22-1980 in Hollywood, California   age 87   cause: "natural causes"
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, DW, HA, MM, MS, SB, VM53.8%
1980 BD, DO, DR, EB, JH, MM37.5%
   Scored 1.3000 points

author  Morris Langlo West   wrote Children of the Sun and Shoes of the Fisherman
born on 4-26-1916 in Saint Kilda, Australia
expired 10-2-1999 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 83   cause: heart failure
author (& H.G. Wells' lover) Dame  Rebecca West
¤born: Cecily Isolbel Fairfield Andrews 
born on 12-25-1892 in County Kerry, Ireland
expired 3-15-1983 in London, England   age 90
steel-guitarist  Wesley Webb "Speedy" West
born on 1-25-1924 in Springfield, Missouri
expired 11-15-2003 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma   age 79
retired carillonneur  Wendell James Westcott   had performed on MSU's Beaumont Tower Carillon (1941-2007)
born on 1-20-1911 in Jackson, Michigan
expired 4-30-2010 in Lansing, Michigan   age 99
Titanic survivor  Barbara Joyce WestDainton
born on 5-12-1911 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England
expired 10-16-2007 in Cambourne, Cornwall, England   age 96
   Contest Selectors
2000RR14%
2001RR12½%
2002JAC, JL, RR27.3%
2003JL, PCD, RR16.7%
2004PCD, RR11.1%
2005KLS, PCD, RR, SLIM17.4%
2006KLS, PCD, RR10.0%
2007KLS, PCD, RR9.7%
   Scored 3.5250 points

character actor  James Westerfield   played a policeman in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), pier boss Big Mac in On The Waterfront (1954) & Bug Tussle mayor Amos Wentworth Hogg on The Beverly Hillbillies (1967)
born on 3-22-1913 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 9-20-1971 in Woodland Hills, California   age 58   cause: heart attack
 David Westheimer   wrote My Sweet Charlie & Von Ryan's Express
born on 4-11-1917 in Houston, Texas
expired 11-8-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 88   cause: heart failure
businessman  Irvin F. Westheimer   founded the Big Brothers organization (1903)
born on 9-19-1879 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 12-30-1980 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 101
inventor & industrialist  George Westinghouse Jr.   Civil War veteran; invented the air brake (1868); bought Tesla's AC electric patents back when $1,000,000 was some serious money
born on 10-6-1846 in Central Bridge, New York
expired 3-12-1914 in New York, New York   age 67
mystery writer  Donald Edwin Edmund Westlake   recipient of 3 Edgar Awards: for Best novel — "God Save the Mark" (1968); for Best Short Story — "Too Many Crooks" (1990); and for Best Screenplay — "The Grifters" (1991; also received an Oscar nomination)
born on 7-12-1933 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 12-31-2008 in Mexico   age 75   cause: heart attack
Hollywood makeup man  George Westmore   founded the first studio makeup department; father of makeup artists Bud, Ern, Frank, Monty, Perc & Wally Sr.
born on 6-27-1879 in Isle of Wight, England
expired 7-12-1931 in Hollywood, California   age 52
head Universal makeup man (1947-71)  George Hamilton Westmore   part of Hollywood makeup dynasty
¤nickname: "Bud" or "Buddy" 
born on 1-13-1918 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 6-23-1973 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 55   cause: heart attack
Hollywood makeup artist  Percival Westmore
born on 10-29-1904
expired 9-30-1970 in North Hollywood, California   age 65   cause: heart attack
Paramount makeup artist  Walter James Westmore Sr.   part of Hollywood makeup dynasty; father of Wally Jr.
born on 2-13-1906
expired 7-3-1973 in Hollywood, California   age 67   cause: stroke
retired Army General  William Childs Westmoreland   commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam 1964-68; Army Chief of Staff 1968-72
born on 3-26-1914 in Saxon, South Carolina
expired 7-18-2005 in Charleston, South Carolina   age 91
   Contest Selectors
1980GP6.3%
2002RAVN9.1%
2003MB, RAVN11.1%
2004EOD, LMLD11.1%
2005BOD, MOT8.7%
   Scored 4.6500 points

actor  Jack Weston
¤real name: Morris Weinstein 
born on 8-21-1925 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 5-3-1996 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: lymphoma
 Kenneth William Weston   shared 2001 Best Sound oscar for Gladiator (2000)
born on 5-30-1947 in Finsbury Park, England
expired 9-13-2001 in London, England   age 54   cause: kidney cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002 TMTX
2003 TMTX

photographer  Theodore Brett Weston
born on 12-16-1911
expired 1-22-1993   age 81
record producer/executive  Gerald "Jerry" Wexler   an early partner of Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic Records; coined term Rhythm and Blues (R&B)
born on 1-10-1917 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 8-15-2008 in Sarasota, Florida   age 91   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2008DGW3.1%
   Scored 5.9000 solo points

Daryl Hannah's stepfather Dr.  Jerrold Wexler
born on 6-27-1924
expired 11-??-1992   age 68
manic depressive screenwriter  Norman Wexler   wrote scripts for Serpico (1973, co-written with Waldo Salt), Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Mandingo
born on 8-16-1926 in New Bedford, Massachusetts
expired 8-23-1999 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 73   cause: heart attack
movie director  James Whale   openly homosexual in 1940s and 50s Hollywood; directed Frankenstein (1931) & Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Show Boat (1936) and The Invisible Man (1933); subject of the movie Gods and Monsters (1998)
born on 7-22-1889 in Dudley, England
expired 5-29-1957 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 67   cause: suicide; drowned in swimming pool
1930s swimming champion  Eleanor H. Holm Whalen   completed in 1928 & 1932 games; won backstroke gold in 1932; expelled from 1936 games by U.S. Olympic dictator Avery Brundage for "carousing" & breaking curfew; appeared in Tarzan's Revenge (1938)
¤successively: Mrs. Art Jarrett, Billy Rose & Thomas Whalen 
born on 12-6-1912 in New York, New York
expired 1-31-2004 in Miami, Florida   age 91   cause: kidney failure
diplomat  Clifton Reginald Wharton Sr.
born on 5-11-1899
expired 4-23-1990   age 90
author  Edith Newbold Wharton   wrote The House of Mirth (1905) & The Age of Innocence (1921; Pulitzer prize winner)
¤maiden name: Jones 
born on 1-24-1862 in New York, New York
expired 8-11-1937 in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France   age 75   cause: stroke
World War I doughboy  Dennis F. Whatley
born on 11-19-1895 in Higbee, Colorado
expired 8-31-2001 in Cypress Gardens, California   age 105
Brooklyn Dodger Hall-of-Fame outfielder 91909-26)  Zachary Davis Wheat
born on 5-23-1888 in Hamilton, Missouri
expired 3-11-1972 in Sedalia, Missouri   age 83   cause: heart attack
scientist & inventor Sir  Charles Wheatstone   invented the Concertina (1829) & the Wheatstone Bridge (1843; measures electrical resistance)
born on 2-6-1802 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
expired 10-19-1875 in Paris, France   age 73
movie comedian  Albert Jerome Wheeler   teamed with Robert Woolsey in numerous films; appeared in Diplomaniacs (1933)
born on 4-7-1895
expired 1-18-1968 in New York, New York   age 72
former Montana senator (1922-46)  Burton Kendall Wheeler   was prosecutor in the Teapot Dome scandal; isolationist prior to World War II
born on 2-27-1882 in Hudson, Massachusetts
expired 1-6-1975 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 92   cause: stroke
former Joint Chiefs of Staff chief (1964-70) General  Earle Gilmore Wheeler
born on 1-13-1908 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 12-18-1975 in Frederick, Maryland   age 67
theoretical physicist  John Archibald Wheeler   coined the terms "wormhole" (1957) & "Black Hole" (1967)
born on 7-9-1911 in Jacksonville, Florida
expired 4-13-2008 in Highstown, New Jersey   age 96   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2008OED3.1%
   Scored 5.4000 solo points

political scientist/writer  John Harvey Wheeler   co-author of Fail-Safe (1962; based upon his own 1950s article on the same subject)
born on 10-17-1918 in Waco, Texas
expired 9-6-2004 in Carpenteria, California   age 85   cause: cancer
Sir  John Hieron Wheeler
born on 7-22-1905
expired 4-21-2005   age 99
oscar-winning art director  Lyle Wheeler   won five oscars for Gone With The Wind (1939), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), The Robe and The King and I
born on 2-12-1905 in Woburn, Massachusetts
expired 1-10-1990 in Woodland Hills, California   age 84   cause: pneumonia
terrorist  Thero Wheeler   member of the SLA
¤SLA name: "Bayo" 
born on 1-28-1945
expired 3-2-2009 in San Francisco, California   age 64
Hayes vice president (1877-81)  William Alrnon Wheeler
born on 6-30-1819 in Malone, New York
expired 6-4-1887 in Malone, New York   age 67
 George William Wheelwright III   co-founded Land Wheelwright Laboratories (1932); it changed it's name to Polaroid Corp. in 1937
born on 3-12-1903 in Ware, Massachusetts
expired 2-27-2001 in Tiburon, California   age 97
astronomer  Fred Lawrence Whipple   originated theory that comets are "dirty snowballs" (ice with rock mixed in; 1950); during World War II came up with idea for radar-confusing chaff; devised a micrometeorite shield for spacecraft
born on 11-5-1906 in Red Oak, Iowa
expired 8-30-2004 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 97
Dr.  George Hoyt Whipple   shared the 1934 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 8-28-1878 in Ashland, New Hampshire
expired 2-1-1976 in Rochester, New York   age 97
tv character actor  Sampson E. Whipple   played naer-do-well son Terry Feester on Open All Night (1981) & time travel sphere inventor Dr. Ballard on Seven Days tv series
born on 9-25-1960 in Venice, California
expired 6-3-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 41   cause: cancer
World War II Canadian military hero  William Denis Whitaker
born on 2-27-1915 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
expired 5-30-2001 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada   age 86
subject of 20 Questions interview in April 2000 `Playboy Magazine' mellow-voiced Arby's shill  Barry Eugene White   answered 17 questions for a February 1980 Playboy interview
born on 9-12-1944 in Galveston, Texas
expired 7-4-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 58   cause: kidney failure; hypertension
   Contest Selectors
2003MB, RAVN11.1%
   Scored 7.9500 points

former Supreme Court justice (1962-93)  Byron Raymond White   played pro football with the Detroit Lions
¤aka: "whizzer" 
born on 6-8-1917 in Fort Collins, Colorado
expired 4-15-2002 in Denver, Colorado   age 84   cause: complications from pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
1980 JH6.3%
2002 RAVN9.1%
   Scored 6.6000 solo points

 Carl White   lead singer of the Rivingtons --- everyone's heard about The Bird
expired 1-9-1980   age 48
Guinness Book record geezer  Carrie White
born on 11-18-1874
expired 2-14-1991   age 116
actor  Charles White
born on 8-29-1917 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
expired 6-25-2005 in Sarasota, Florida   age 87
former San Francisco police officer & supervisor  Daniel James White   assassinated San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk & mayor George Moscone; his psychiatrist claimed that a diet of Twinkies made him do it
born on 9-2-1946
expired 10-21-1985 in San Francisco, California   age 39   cause: suicide
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%

actor  David White
born on 4-4-1916 in Denver, Colorado
expired 11-27-1990 in North Hollywood, California   age 74   cause: heart attack
light music composer  Edward George. White   composed "Puffin' Billy" (aka: the theme song of the Captain Kangaroo kids tv show; 1955-74)
born on --1910 in London, England
expired ??-??-1994   age 84
Gemini IV and Apollo 1 astronaut  Edward Higgins White II   died on launching pad during a systems test
born on 11-14-1930 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 1-27-1967 in Cape Canaveral, Florida   age 36   cause: flash fire in capsule
former Arkansas governor (1981-83)  Frank White   beat Bubba for the job
¤born: Durward Frank Kyle 
born on 6-4-1933
expired 5-21-2003 in Little Rock, Arkansas   age 69   cause: heart attack
master chef  Franklin L. White   claimed that a photograph taken of him in Chicago in 1900 was used as the model for Rastus, the Cream of Wheat chef (1901-25); buried in plot #310 of the Woodlawn Cemetery in Leslie, MI
born on --1867 in Barbados
expired 2-15-1938 in Leslie, Michigan   age 70
Broadway producer  George White   produced a series of "Scandals" shows in the 1920s and 30s
born on 3-12-1892 in New York, New York
expired 10-11-1968 in Hollywood, California   age 76
toymaker  Harrie Clinton White   introduced the kiddie kar
expired 9-29-1954 in North Bennington, Vermont   age 78
actor  Jesse Marc White   original Maytag Repairman on tv; also appeared in Harvey, Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Death of a Salesman
¤born: Jesse Marc Weidenfeld 
born on 1-3-1919 in Buffalo, New York
expired 1-8-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 79
radio's Death Valley Days Lonesome Cowboy singer  John I. White
born on 4-12-1902
expired 11-26-1992   age 90
Three Stooges producer  Jules J. White
¤born: Jules Weiss 
born on 9-17-1900 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 4-30-1985 in Van Nuys, California   age 84
hard-luck humor comedian  Melvin "Slappy" White   was a former dance partner with Redd Foxx
born on 9-20-1921 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 11-7-1995 in Brigantine, New Jersey   age 74   cause: heart attack
 Patrick Victor Martindale White   received the 1973 Nobel prize in literature
born on 5-28-1912 in London, England
expired 9-30-1990 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 78   cause: complications from asthma
cardiologist Dr.  Paul Dudley White
born on 6-6-1886 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 12-1-1973 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 87   cause: complications from stroke
first CBS News chief  Paul W. White
expired 7-9-1955 in San Diego, California   age 53
Perils of Pauline movie serial actress  Pearl Fay White
born on 3-4-1889 in Green Ridge, Missouri
expired 8-4-1938 in Paris, France   age 49
former NFL defensive end  Reginald Howard "Reggie" White   played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers & Carolina Panthers
¤aka: "the Minister of Defense" 
born on 12-9-1961 in Chattanooga, Tennessee
expired 12-26-2004 in Huntersville, North Carolina   age 43   cause: cardiac arrhythmia; sarcoidosis; sleep apnea
retired Air Force major general  Robert Michael White   set four records in the X-15 rocket plane: first to exceed Mach 4 (3/7/1961); first to exceed Mach 5 (6/23/1961); first to exceed Mach 6 (4,094mph; 11/9/1961); and first pilot to earn astronaut wings by flying into space (314,750 ft-59.6 miles on July 17, 1962)
born on 7-6-1924 in New York, New York
expired 3-17-2010 in Orlando, Florida   age 85
Miracles vocalist  Ronnie White   discovered Stevie Wonder
born on 4-5-1939 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 8-26-1995 in Detroit, Michigan   age 56   cause: leukemia
teenage AIDS victim  Ryan White
born on 12-6-1971 in Kokomo, Indiana
expired 4-8-1990 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 18
architect  Stanford White   got caught having an affair with another man's wife & was fatally shot by the cuckolded husband
born on 11-9-1853 in New York, New York
expired 6-25-1906 in New York, New York   age 52   cause: bullet wounds
Thelma corrupts America's youth with the demon weed! vaudeville/stage/movie actress, agent, producer  Thelma White   her most notorious role: Mae Colman the demon weed pusher in Reefer Madness (1936); her most notorious client: Robert Blake
¤born: Thelma Wolpa 
born on 12-4-1910 in Lincoln, Nebraska
expired 1-11-2005 in Woodland Hills, California   age 94   cause: pneumonia
Billboard magazine editor in chief  Timothy White
born on 1-25-1952 in Paterson, New Jersey
expired 6-27-2002 in New York, New York   age 50   cause: heart attack
Emporia Gazette publisher & editor  William Allen White   won two Pulitzer Prizes (1922 & 1946)
born on 2-10-1868 in Emporia, Kansas
expired 1-29-1944 in Emporia, Kansas   age 75
Emporia Gazette publisher & editor  William Lindsay White   war correspondent; wrote They Were Expendable
born on 6-17-1900 in Emporia, Kansas
expired 7-26-1973 in Emporia, Kansas   age 73   cause: cancer
geosynchronous stiff  Clay Thomas "Tom" Whitehead   earned a B.S. in electrical engineering & PhD. in management (1967) from MIT; worked for the RAND Corporation; became the first head of the White House Office on Telecommunications Policy (1970-73), proposed opening up the parking slots to all competitors (busting the monopoly COMSAT had); became the founding president of the Hughes Communications division of Hughes Aircraft where he spearheaded the "Galaxy" satellite project (Galaxy I launeched in 1983); founder of what became SES Astra in Europe
born on 11-13-1938 in Neodesha, Kansas
expired 7-23-2008 in Georgetown, Maryland   age 69   cause: prostate cancer
AP war correspondent  Donald Ford Whitehead   won 2 Pulitzer prizes for international reporting (1951 & 53)
born on 4-8-1908 in Inman, Virginia
expired 1-12-1981 in Knoxville, Tennessee   age 72   cause: lung cancer
former Rhodesian prime minister (1957-62) Sir  Edgar Cuthbert Fremantle Whitehead
born on 2-8-1905 in Berlin, Germany
expired 9-22-1971 in Newbury, Berkshire, England   age 66
poet & teacher  James Tillotson Whitehead   author of Joiner (1971)
born on 3-15-1936 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 8-15-2003 in Fayetteville, Arkansas   age 67   cause: ruptured aortic aneurysm
Broadway producer  Robert Whitehead   cousin of Hume Cronyn
born on 3-3-1916 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 6-15-2002 in Pound Ridge, New York   age 86   cause: cancer
World War II naval Commander  Walter Edward Whitehead   former chairman of Schweppes USA Ltd. (1967-71)
born on 5-20-1908 in Aldershot, England
expired 4-16-1978 in Petersfield, England   age 69
bandleader  Paul "Pops" Whiteman
¤aka: "The King of Jazz" 
born on 3-28-1890 in Denver, Colorado
expired 12-29-1967 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania   age 77
Motown songwriter & producer  Norman Jesse Whitfield
born on 5-12-1940 in Harlem, New York, New York
expired 9-16-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 67   cause: complications from diabetes
singer  Margaret Eleanor Whiting   was married to a gay porn stud; know for singing "That Old Black Magic", "Moonlight in Vermont", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Come Rain or Come Shine", "Far Away Places" & "Baby, Its Cold Outside"
born on 7-22-1924 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 1-10-2011 in Englewood, New Jersey   age 86
composer  Richard A. "Dick" Whiting   wrote music for Hooray for Hollywood (1937; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
born on 11-12-1891 in Peoria, Illinois
expired 2-10-1938 in Beverly Hills, California   age 46   cause: heart disease
movie visual effects master  Albert J. Whitlock   received oscars for Earthquake and Hindenburg
born on 9-15-1915 in London, England
expired 10-26-1999 in Santa Barbara, California   age 84   cause: Parkinson's disease
New York Times obituary writer  Alden Whitman   a prince amongst men
born on 10-27-1913 in New Albany, Nova Scotia, Canada
expired 9-4-1990 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 76
former Marine sharpshooter  Charles J. Whitman Jr.   killed 18 from atop the University of Texas clock tower before being killed by police (the last victim died in 2001)
born on 6-24-1941
expired 8-1-1966 in Austin, Texas   age 25   cause: shot to death
poet  Walter Whitman
expired 3-27-1928 in Camden, New Jersey   age 68
actor  James Whitmore Sr.   played police Sgt. Ben Peterson in Them! (1954); former pitchman for Miracle-Gro plant suppositories & Meijer food/merchandise stores
born on 10-1-1921 in White Plains, New York
expired 2-6-2009 in Malibu, California   age 87   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2001NFG12½%
2002CMH9.1%
2003DTM, OGGI11.1%
2004NFG5.6%
2005BYE, NFG8.7%
2006BYE, DTH, NFG, TFM13.3%
2007BYE, NFG, PUD, TFM12.9%
2008BYE, NFG, TFM9.4%
2009BYE, NFG, TFM10.0%
   Scored 4.4250 points

mogul  Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney   co-acquired Pan American Airways (1928); horse breeder (of Equipoise)
born on 2-20-1899 in Roslyn, New York
expired 12-13-1992 in Saratoga Springs, New York   age 93
mystery writer  Phyllis Ayame Whitney
born on 9-9-1903 in Yokohama, Japan
expired 2-8-2008 in Faber, Virginia   age 104   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2006DTM3.3%
2007DTM, KLS6.5%
2008DTM, KLS, RPRM9.4%
   Scored 2.7250 points

Supreme Court justice (1957-62)  Charles Evans Whittaker
born on 2-22-1901 in Troy, Kansas
expired 11-26-1973 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 72   cause: ruptured abdominal aneurism
former Mississippi congressman (1941-95)  Jamie Lloyd Whitten
born on 4-18-1910 in Cascilla, Mississippi
expired 9-9-1995 in Oxford, Mississippi   age 85
lawyer  John Wallace Whitten Jr.   brother of Jamie Whitten; part of Bryant & Milam's defense "dream team" at their trial for the murder of Emmett Till
born on 2-26-1919 in Cascilla, Mississippi
expired 2-18-2003 in Sumner, Mississippi   age 83   cause: Parkinson's disease
British engineer Sir  Frank Whittle   developed the British centrifugal-flow jet engine during World War II (patented in 1932; first prototype made in 1937); Ohain's axial flow design was eventually used by others
born on 6-1-1907 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
expired 8-8-1996 in Columbia, Maryland   age 89   cause: lung cancer
actress Dame  May Whitty   started as an actress in 1881; played Miss Froy in The Lady Vanishes (1938); also in Mrs. Miniver (1942), Lassie Come Home (1943) and Gaslight (1944)
¤born: May Webster 
born on 6-19-1865 in Liverpool, England
expired 5-29-1948 in Hollywood, California   age 82
movie & tv actor & director  Richard Baker Whorf   he is NOT a Klingon
born on 6-4-1906 in Winthrop, Massachusetts
expired 12-14-1966 in Santa Monica, California   age 60
award-winning pioneering aviatrix  Edna Gardner Whyte
born on 11-3-1902
expired 2-15-1992   age 89
the Big Boy mascot Big Boy restaurant chain founder & inventor of double-decker hamburgers  Robert C. "Bob" Wian
born on 6-15-1914
expired 3-31-1992   age 77
chemist Dr.  Otto Wichterle   made first soft contact lenses (1961) using a toy Erector Set to process the HEMA material
born on 10-27-1913 in Prostějov, Moravia, Austria-Hungary
expired 8-18-1998 in Sdradisko, Czech Republic   age 84
physicist  Gian Carlo Wick
born on 10-15-1909
expired 4-19-1992   age 82
hog farmer  Claude Raymond Wickard   was FDR's Agriculture Secretary (1940-45) just in time to fuck up the Commerce Clause
born on 2-28-1893 in Carroll County, Indiana
expired 4-29-1967 in Delphi, Indiana (nearby)   age 74   cause: mashed; blew stop sign & got clobbered by truck full of crushed stone
columnist  Thomas Grey "Tom" Wicker   was riding in the presidential motorcade when Kennedy was assassinated; was an editor at the New York Times
born on 6-18-1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina
expired 11-25-2011 in Rochester, Vermont   age 85   cause: heart attack
actress  Mary Wickes
¤born: Mary Isabelle Wickenhauser 
born on 6-13-1910 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 10-22-1995 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: renal failure; internal bleeding; sever hypotension; ischemic cardiomyopathy
Ohio death row inmate  William D. Wickline Jr.
born on 3-15-1952
expired 3-30-2004 in Lucasville, Ohio   age 52   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2004PCD5.6%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero to be exact)

Greyhound Bus Lines founder  Carl Eric Wickman
born on --1887 in Vamhus, Sweden
expired 2-5-1954 in Daytona Beach, Florida   age 67
movie director  Bo Widerberg   directed 1967 remake of Elvira Madigan (original filmed in 1943)
born on 6-8-1930 in Malmo, Skåne, Sweden
expired 5-1-1997 in Malmo, Skåne, Sweden   age 66   cause: cancer
actor  Richard Widmark
born on 12-26-1914 in Sunrise, Minnesota
expired 3-24-2008 in Roxbury, Connecticut   age 93   cause: complications from fractured vertabra
   Contest Selectors
2003JEDS5.6%
2004ADWC5.6%
2005ADWC, QKU8.7%
2006ADWC, QKU, WEP10.0%
2007ADWC, PCD, QKU, WEP12.9%
2008ADWC, NFG, PCD, QKU, RPRM, WEP18.8%
   Scored 3.2781 points

Chi-Chi's diner  Dineen M. Wieczorek   on October 6th ate contaminated scallions
born on 1-1-1952
expired 11-12-2003 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 53   cause: liver failure; Hepatitis A
botanist Dr.  George R. Wieland   discovered the Petrified Forest (cycads) in the Black Hills (South Dakota)
expired 1-18-1953 in New Haven, Connecticut   age 87
chemist  Heinrich Otto Wieland   won the 1927 Nobel prize in chemistry for work on cholic acids & Lobelin
born on 6-4-1877 in Pforzheim, Württemberg
expired 8-5-1957 in Starnberg, Germany   age 80
the ad, appearing on page 38 of the May 2nd, 1968 edition of the `New York Times' lawyer  Lawrence Arthur Wien   real estate investment syndicator; Columbia University trustee (1966-72); chairman of the Committee for a Reasonable World Trade Center that placed 1968 New York Times ad questioning the safety of the yet-to-be-built twin towers
born on 5-30-1905 in New York, New York
expired 12-10-1988 in Westport, Connecticut   age 83   cause: prostate cancer
physicist  Wilhelm Carl Werner Otto Fritz Franz Wien   discovered laws governing the radiation of heat & that there was a positively-charged particle with a mass equal to 1 hydrogen atom (the proton); awarded the 1911 Nobel physics prize
born on 1-13-1864 in Gaffken, East Prussia, Germany
expired 8-30-1928 in Müchen, Bavaria, Germany   age 64
serologist Dr.  Alexander Solomon Wiener   co-discoverer of the Rh factor of blood
born on 3-16-1907 in New York, New York
expired 11-6-1976 in New York, New York   age 69   cause: leaukemia
former MIT mathematician  Norbert Wiener   coined term cybernetics (1948)
born on 11-26-1894 in Columbia, Missouri
expired 3-18-1964 in Stockholm, Sweden   age 69
mathematician  Norbert Wiener   coined term cybernetics
¤nickname: "the father of automation" 
expired 3-18-1964 in Stockholm, Sweden   age 69
Nazi hunter  Simon Wiesenthal
¤born: Szymon Wiesenthal 
born on 12-31-1908 in Buczacz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Buchach, Ukraine)
expired 9-20-2005 in Vienna, Austria   age 96
   Contest Selectors
2002JAC9.1%
2003DTM, JEDS, PCD16.7%
2004DTM, EOD, PCD16.7%
2005DTM, PCD, QKU, RIE, SPIT, TMD26.1%
   Scored 2.9781 points

AKS: Weisenthal Wiesental Weisental
to August 1982 Playmate of Monthto June 1982 Playmate of Month Playboy July 1982 Playmate of Month  Lynda Ann Wiesmeier
born on 5-30-1963 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 12-16-2012 in Ramona, California   age 49   cause: cancer of brain stem
AKS: Weismeier Wiesmeyer Wiesmyer
former U.N. ambassador (1968)  James Russel Wiggins   former editor of Ellsworth, Maine weekly newspaper & Washington Post (1961-68)
born on 12-4-1904 in Luverne, Minnesota
expired 11-19-2000 in Brooklin, Maine   age 95
autistic savant  Thomas Greene Wiggins   piano prodigy born a slave on a plantation near city of birth
born on 5-25-1849 in Columbia, Georgia
expired 6-13-1908 in Hoboken, New Jersey   age 59   cause: stroke
physicist & Manhattan Project co-inspirer  Eugene Wigner   was a 1963 Nobel physics co-laureate
born on 11-17-1902 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 1-1-1995 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 92
judge  Richard Orme Wilberforce
¤title: Lord Wilberforce 
born on 3-11-1907
expired 2-15-2003   age 95
Wilburn Brothers singer  Thurman Theodore "Teddy" Wilburn
born on 11-30-1931 in Hardy, Arkansas
expired 11-24-2003 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 71   cause: Parkinson's disease
Wilburn Brothers singer  Virgil Doyle Wilburn
born on 7-7-1930 in Hardy, Arkansas
expired 10-16-1984 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 54   cause: cancer
Collin Wilcox as Mayella Ewell character actress  Collin Wilcox   portrayed Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), the character that falsely accused Tom Robinson of having raped her
¤Mrs. Scott Paxton 
born on 2-4-1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 10-14-2009 in Highlands, North Carolina   age 74   cause: brain cancer
actor  Frank Wilcox
born on 3-13-1907
expired 3-6-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 66
movie director  Fred McLeod Wilcox   directed Forbidden Planet (1956)
born on 12-22-1907 in Tazewell, Virginia
expired 9-24-1964 in Beverly Hills, California   age 56
aerial view of the original HOLLYWOODLAND sign wheelchair-bound Kansas prohibitionist & California land developer  Harvey Henderson Wilcox   had polio as a child; plotted out 120 acres in Beachwood Canyon (February 1874); his wife Daeida named their "ranch" Hollywood after a ranch owned by a person she met on the train out to California; the name got applied to the whole development (1887), then town; in 1923 L.A. Times publisher Harry Chandler paid advertising executive John Roche $21,000 to build a big sign on Mount Lee promoting the development — it read HOLLYWOODLAND ("LAND" was removed in 1947)
born on --1832 in Lenawee County, Michigan
expired ??-??-1891 in Hollywood, California   age 59
movie producer/director  Herbert Wilcox   his films won 4 Academy Awards; made Dawn (1928) & remade it as Nurse Edith Cavell (1939); husband of Dame Anna Neagle
expired 5-15-1977 in London, England   age 84
piano virtuoso  Earl Wild
born on 11-26-1915 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 1-23-2010 in Palm Springs, California   age 94   cause: congestive heart disease
actor  Jack Wild   played the Artful Dodger in the movie musical Oliver! (1968); had lead role on H.R. Pufnstuf for a while until he hit the bottle
born on 9-30-1952 in Royton, Lancashire, England
expired 3-1-2006 in Tebworth, Bedfordshire, England   age 53   cause: oral cancer
   Contest Selectors
2005RAVN4.3%
2006RAVN3.3%
   Scored 9.7000 solo points

actor  Cornel Wilde
born on 10-13-1915 in New York, New York
expired 10-16-1989 in Los Angeles, California   age 74
Titanic Chief officer  Henry Tingle Wilde
born on 9-21-1872 in Liverpool, England
expired 4-15-1912 in North Atlantic Ocean   age 39   cause: drowned
author  Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde   wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Canterville Ghost and The Importance of Being Earnest; coined term "dude"
born on 10-16-1856 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 11-30-1900 in Paris, France   age 46
art dealer & horse racer  Alex Nathan Wildenstein   dumped plastic surgery-addicted freakish-looking wife after she walked in on him boinking his mistress
born on 8-5-1940 in Marseilles, France
expired 2-18-2008 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 67   cause: cancer
secretive and controversial art collector & gallery owner  Daniel Wildenstein   grandson of gallery founder Nathan; son of Georges; father of Guy & Alec
born on 9-11-1917 in Verrières-le-Buisson, France
expired 10-23-2001 in Paris, France   age 84
composer  Alexander Lafayette Chew "Alec" Wilder
born on 2-16-1907 in Rochester, New York
expired 12-24-1980 in Gainesville, Florida   age 73   cause: lung cancer
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in June 1963 director  Billy Samuel Wilder   director of The Lost Weekend (1945; oscar), Double Indemnity (1948; co-wrote script), Sunset Boulevard (1950) & The Apartment (1960; oscar)
born on 6-22-1906 in Sucha, Galicia Province, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-27-2002 in Beverly Hills, California   age 95   cause: pneumonia

   Contest Selectors
2000RR14%
2001 DTM, RR25%
2002DTM, JAC, JL, RR36.4%
   Scored 3.3125 points

author  Laura Ingalls Wilder   author of Little House... children's books
expired 2-10-1957 in Mansfield, Ohio   age 90
playwright & novelist  Thornton Niven Wilder   winner of three Pulitzer prizes for novel Bridge on San Luis Rey (1928) & plays Our Town (1938) and Skin of Our Teeth (1942); a friend of Texas Guinan
born on 4-17-1897 in Madison, Wisconsin
expired 12-7-1975 in Hamden, Connecticut   age 78   cause: heart attack
actor  Michael Wilding   once married to Elizabeth Taylor
born on 7-23-1912 in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England
expired 7-7-1979 in Chichester, West Sussex, England   age 66   cause: injuries suffered in fall
former New Jersey Attorney General  David Theodore Wilentz   co-prosecuted Bruno Hauptman for kidnapping Charles Lindbergh III
born on 12-21-1894 in Lithuania
expired 7-6-1988 in Long Branch, New Jersey   age 93
Harvard biologist Dr.  Don C. Wiley
born on 10-21-1944 in Akron, Ohio
expired 11-16-2001 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 57   cause: drowned in Mississippi River after fall from bridge
consumer product scientist  James Marshall Wiley   developed Fantastik spray cleaner in the 1960s
born on 3-29-1928 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
expired 10-9-2003 in Tulsa, Oklahoma   age 75
concertina-squeezing polka king "Whoopee"  John Anthony Wilfahrt Jr.
born on 5-11-1893 in New Ulm, Minnesota
expired 6-15-1961 in Saint Paul, Minnesota   age 68   cause: heart attack
AKS: Whoopie Wilfart Willfart Will Fart
cartoonist & blues authority  Francis Wilford-Smith   drew for Punch & Playboy (amongst others)
¤born: Francis Smith
aka: "Smilby" 
born on 3-12-1927 in Rugby, Warwickshire, England
expired 12-4-2009 in Ledbury, Hertfordshire, England   age 82
Great Lakes sailor  Blaine Howard Wilhelm   Oiler aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 8-12-1923
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 52   cause: drowned when ship foundered
Hall of Fame relief pitcher  James Hoyt Wilhelm Sr.
born on 7-26-1922 in Huntersville, North Carolina
expired 8-23-2002 in Sarasota, Florida   age 80   cause: heart failure
German  Kaiser Friedrich Victor Albert Wilhelm II   strongly imperialistic ruler from 1888 to 1918; abdicated as part of Armistice deal
born on 1-27-1859 in Berlin, Germany
expired 6-4-1941 in Doorn, The Netherlands   age 82
Dutch  Queen Wilhelmina   ruled from 1898 to 1948
¤full name: Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria 
expired 11-28-1962 in Het Loo, The Netherlands   age 82
early computer scientist  Maurice Vincent Wilkes   designer/builder of the EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator) — the first "stored program" computer (1949); 1967 recipient of the A.M. Turing Award
¤"The Father of British Computing"
amateur radio call sign: G5VF SK 
born on 6-26-1913 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England
expired 11-29-2010 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 97
Lynyrd Skynyrd bass guitarist  Leon R. Wilkeson
born on 4-2-1952
expired 7-27-2001 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida   age 49   cause: chronic liver & lung disease
1962 Nobel medicine co-laureate  Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins   slipped Watson & Crick the x-ray crystallgraphs they needed to prove that DNA was a double helical molecule (1958)
born on 12-15-1916 in Pongaroa, New Zealand
expired 10-5-2004 in London, England   age 87
former NAACP leader (1955-77)  Roy Wilkins
born on 8-30-1901 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 9-8-1981 in New York, New York   age 80   cause: uremia; heart problems
former University of Oklahoma football coach (1947-63)  Charles Burnham "Bud" Wilkinson
born on 4-23-1916 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 2-9-1994   age 77
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA6.3%

Princeton physicist Dr.  David T. Wilkinson   Big Bang researcher
born on 5-13-1935 in Hillsdale, Michigan
expired 9-5-2002 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 67   cause: cancer
former L.A. housing official  Frank Wilkinson   jailed for refusing the demands of HUAC to testify — again, the Supreme Court went DUH (by a 5-4 vote) so he had to serve the time; made it his life mission to abolish the committee (his National Committee Against Repressive Legislation succeeded on January 14, 1975)
born on 8-16-1914 in Charlevoix, Michigan
expired 1-2-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 91
Dr.  Geoffrey Wilkinson   shared the laureates for the 1973 Nobel chemistry prize
born on 7-13-1921 in Springside, Yorkshire, England
expired 9-26-1996   age 75
 James Hardy Wilkinson   recipient of the 1970 A.M. Turing Award
born on 9-27-1919 in Stroud, England
expired 10-5-1986   age 67   cause: heart attack
former Kentucky governor (1987-91)  Wallace G. Wilkinson   dogged by allegations of corruption during his administration
born on 12-12-1941 in Casey County, Kentucky
expired 7-5-2002 in Lexington, Kentucky   age 60   cause: stroke; lymphoma
cartoonist  Frank H. Willard   created the Moon Mullins comic strip
expired 1-12-1958 in Los Angeles, California   age 64
chemical engineer  Miles J. Willard   co-developed dehyrated potato flakes while working at the Department of Agriculture; came up with several snack foods: Tato Skins & O'Boises
born on 6-10-1924
expired 11-26-2004 in Idaho Falls, Idaho   age 80   cause: Alzheimer's disease
Cardinal  Johannes Gerardus Maria Willebrands
born on 9-4-1909 in Boven Karspel, The Netherlands
expired 8-1-2006 in Denekamp, The Netherlands   age 96
   Contest Selectors
2004KLS5.6%
2005KLS4.3%
2006KLS3.3%
   Scored 5.4000 solo points

to next English ruler: William IIto previous English ruler: Harold II Norman conqueror and English king (1066-1087)  William I the Conquerer   bastard son of the Duke of Normandy (Robert I) and Arletta; defeated the army of Harold II at the Battle of Hastings (October 14, 1066); instituted the survey of England (1085-86) that produced the Domesday Book
born on --1027 in Falaise, Normandy, France
expired 9-9-1087 in Rouen, France   age 60   cause: riding accident
to next English ruler: Henry Ito previous English ruler: William I English king (1087-1100)  William II   son of William the Conquerer; brother of Henry I; nephew of Odo of Bayeux
¤aka: William Rufus 
born on --1056
expired 8-2-1100   age 44   cause: "hunting accident" (possibly arranged by his brother)
to next English ruler: Anneto previous English ruler: James II joint English monarch (1689-1702)  William III   ruled with Mary II (1689-1694)
born on 11-4-1650 in The Hague, The Netherlands
expired 3-8-1702 in London, England   age 51   cause: pneumonia
to next English ruler: Victoriato previous English ruler: George IV British king (1830-1837)  William IV   son of George III
born on --1765
expired ??-??-1837   age 72
jazz drummer & composer  Anthony "Tony" Williams
born on 12-12-1945 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-23-1997 in Daly City, California   age 51   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1980 DO6.3%

Kit Carson actor  Bill Williams   husband of Barbara Hale; father of William Katt
¤real name: Herman Katt 
born on 5-15-1916 in New York, New York
expired 9-12-1992 in Burbank, California   age 76   cause: brain tumor
CenturyTel chairman  Clarke M. Williams Sr.   his parents started rural Oak Ridge Telephone Company; later gave it to him; incorporated as Century Telephone and Electronics (1968) it changed name to Century Telephone Enterprises (1971)
born on 2-6-1922
expired 6-5-2002 in Monroe, Louisiana   age 80   cause: kidney failure
jazz violinist  Claude Gabriel "fiddler" Williams
born on 2-22-1908 in Muskogee, Oklahoma
expired 4-25-2004 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 96   cause: pneumonia
Chicago White Sox pitcher  Claude Preston "Lefty" Williams   banned from baseball for his involvement in the 1919 World Series (Black Sox) scandal
born on 3-9-1893 in Aurora, Maryland
expired 11-4-1959 in Laguna Beach, California   age 66
Gemini astronaut  Clifton C. Williams   killed on training mission in T-38
born on 9-26-1932 in Mobile, Alabama
expired 10-5-1967 in Tallahassee, Florida   age 35   cause: plane crash
weapons designer  David M. Williams   worked on the design of the M-1 carbine
born on 11-13-1900
expired 1-8-1975 in Raleigh, North Carolina   age 74   cause: bronchial pneumonia
Drowning Pool lead singer  David Wayne Williams
born on 2-29-1972
expired 8-14-2002 in Manassas, Virginia   age 30   cause: concentric left ventricular hypertrophy; cardiomyopathy
country music bandleader  "Doc" Williams
¤born: Andrew John Smik Jr. 
born on 6-26-1914 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 1-31-2011 in Wheeling, West Virginia   age 96
lawyer & Baltimore Orioles owner  Edward Bennett Williams
born on 5-31-1920 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 8-13-1988 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 68
paint company co-founder (1873)  Edward Porter Williams
born on 5-10-1843 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 5-4-1903 in Glenville, Ohio   age 59
historian  Eric Eustace Williams   prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago (1963-81)
expired 3-29-1981 in Saint Anne, Trinidad   age 69
Scottsboro Boys defendant  Eugene Williams
born on --1918
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
singer & dancer  Frances Williams   introduced the Charleston dance in Scandals (1920s); appeared in Cocoanuts (1925); introduced As Time Goes By in the Broadway play Everybody's Welcome (1931)
¤born: Frances Jellinek 
born on 11-3-1901 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 1-27-1959 in New York, New York   age 57   cause: cancer
stage actress  Frances Williams   appeared in Life Begins at 8:40 (1934), Big Lake, Martine, The Three Sisters, Cradle Song, Casey Jones and The Enchanted (1950)
born on --1902
expired 1-27-1959   age 56
actress  Frances E. Williams   appeared on Frank's Place tv series
born on 9-17-1905
expired 1-2-1995 in Los Angeles, California   age 89   cause: complications from stroke
illustrator  Garth Williams   did Charlotte's Web, Little House on the Prairie
born on 4-16-1912
expired 5-8-1996   age 84
 George Emlyn Williams
born on 11-26-1905 in Mostyn, Wales
expired 9-21-1987 in London, England   age 70
former Michigan governor (1949-61)  Gerhard Mennen Williams   an heir to the Mennen toiletries "fortune"
¤nickname: "Soapy
born on 2-23-1911 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 2-2-1988   age 76
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%

actor  Guy Williams   tv Zorro; Prof. John Robinson on Lost In Space
¤born: Armand Joseph Catelano 
born on 1-14-1924 in New York, New York
expired 4-29-1989 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 65   cause: brain aneurysm
former New Jersey senator (1959-70; 1971-82)  Harrison Arlington Williams Jr.   convicted of accepting bribes in the ABSCAM sting
born on 12-10-1919 in Plainfield, New Jersey
expired 11-17-2001 in Denville, New Jersey   age 81   cause: cancer
"hillbilly" singer  Hiram King "Hank" Williams Sr.
born on 9-17-1923 in Mount Olive West, Alabama
expired 1-1-1953 in Oak Hill, West Virginia   age 29   cause: heart attack
former Southern Christian Leadership Conference executive director  Hosea Williams   with John Lewis lead March 7, 1965 ("Bloody Sunday") voting rights march over Selma's Edmund Pettus bridge
born on 1-5-1926 in Attapulgus, Georgia
expired 11-16-2000 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 74   cause: cancer
British Lt.Colonel  James Howard Williams   commander of the World War II Burmese Elephant Corps; the ultimate celebrity death match ... Africa Corps vs. Elephant Corps, Rommel vs. Williams!
expired 7-30-1958 in Cornwall, England   age 63
voice actress  Jean Hughes Williams   known for shrieking "Hey, Culligan Man" in countless commercials
born on 12-9-1914
expired 4-5-1985 in Burbank, California   age 70   cause: cancer
blues singer  Joe Williams   performed with the Count Basie band
¤born: Joseph Goreed 
born on 12-12-1918 in Cordele, Georgia
expired 3-29-1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 80
common sense-challenged offspring  John Henry Williams   had his deceased father's head sawed off & put "on ice"
born on 8-26-1968
expired 3-6-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 35   cause: acute myelogenous leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2004LMLD, PCD11.1%
   Scored 10.2500 points

1950s Bank of America executive  Joseph P. Williams   created the BankAmericard credit card (it was renamed Visa in 1976)
born on 2-12-1915 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 11-8-2003 in Atlantis, Florida   age 88
game show announcer  Kenneth "Kenny" Williams   did a lot of the Heatter-Quigley game shows like Video Village (1960-62), Hollywood Squares (1966-81), Gambit (1972-81) & High Rollers (1974-80)
born on --1913
expired 2-16-1984   age 70
Ohio death row inmate  Lewis Williams Jr.   hauled kicking and screaming to the execution
expired 1-14-2004 in Lucasville, Ohio   age 45   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2004BOD, PCD5.6%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (one to be exact)

gospel singer  Marion Williams
born on 8-29-1927
expired 7-2-1994   age 66
jazz pianist/composer  Mary Lou Williams
¤born: Mary Elfrieda Scruggs 
born on 5-8-1910 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 5-28-1981 in Durham, North Carolina   age 71   cause: cancer
actor  Michael Leonard Williams   played Duc d'Alencon in the BBC production of Elizabeth R (1971) & Brian in Educating Rita (1983); husband of Judi Dench
born on 7-9-1935 in Manchester, England
expired 1-11-2001 in Surrey, England   age 65   cause: lung cancer
saxophonist/bandleader  Paul Williams   had 1949 hit with The Huckle-buck
born on 7-13-1915 in Lewisburg, Tennessee
expired 9-14-2002 in New York, New York   age 87
model, singer, actress  Rachela Andrea Williams   did February 1992 Playboy pictorial
born on 4-29-1967 in New York, New York
expired 1-9-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 33   cause: motorcycle accident
Texas death row inmate  Richard Head Williams
¤aka: number 999251 
born on 7-19-1969
expired 2-25-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 33   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 9.6250 points

Hall of Fame baseball player & manager  Richard Hirschfeld "Dick" Williams   managed the Boston Red Sox, Oakland A's & San Diego Padres
born on 5-27-1929 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-7-2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 82   cause: brain aneurysm
tennis champion  Richard Norris Williams 2nd   survior of the Titanic sinking
born on 6-2-1891
expired 6-2-1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 77
black "revolutionary"  Robert F. Williams   spent years on-the-lam in Cuba, China and North Korea avoiding arrest on kidnapping charges
born on 2-26-1925 in Monroe, North Carolina
expired 10-15-1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan   age 71   cause: Hodgkins disease
schmaltzy pianist  Roger Williams
¤born: Louis Jacob Weertz 
born on 10-2-1924 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 10-8-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 87   cause: pancreatic cancer
   Contest Selectors
2007JCM3.2%
2008JCM3.1%
2009JCM3.3%
2010JCM3.7%

the Mickey Mouse Club's "Big Mooseketeer"  Roy Williams   although he had never acted Walt Disney personally added him to the cast; he designed the mouse ears worn by everyone in the "club"
born on 7-30-1907 in Coleville, Washington
expired 11-7-1976   age 59
former Teamster's Union president (1981-83)  Roy Lee Williams
born on 3-22-1915 in Ottumwa, Iowa
expired 4-28-1989 in Leeton, Missouri   age 74
actor  Spencer Williams   played Andrew Hogg "Andy" Brown on television Amos 'n' Andy series
born on 7-14-1893 in Vidalia, Louisiana
expired 12-13-1969   age 76
self-described megalomaniac  Stanley Tookie Williams III   member of the L.A. protection racket gang the Crips; by his own admission he beat, robbed & shot the innocent
born on 12-29-1953 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 12-13-2005 in San Quentin, California   age 51   cause: executed; lethal injection
to May 1965 Playmate of Monthto March 1965 Playmate of Month Playboy April 1965 Playmate of Month  Sue Williams   with Karla Conway was the shortest Playmate (4'11"); typecast as Peanut in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), Robot in Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965), Sue in The Ghost inthe Invisible Bikini (1966) & the Farmer's Daughter in Fireball 500 (1966); Playboy had her date of birth as 5-13-1945
¤real name: Karen Susan Hamilton 
born on 11-14-1945 in Glendale, California
expired 9-2-1969 in Hollywood, California   age 23   cause: suicide
Hall-of-Fame baseball player  Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams   last player to bat .400 for a season
¤nickname: "The Splendid Splinter" 
born on 8-30-1918 in San Diego, California
expired 7-5-2002 in Crystal River, Florida   age 83   cause: heart attack; congestive heart failure; strokes
   Contest Selectors
2002 JEDS, JL18.2%
   Scored 5.4500 points

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in April 1973 author  Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams
born on 3-26-1911 in Columbus, Mississippi
expired 2-25-1983 in New York, New York   age 71
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR, EK12.5%

retired steelworker  Wallace Ignatius "Bucky" Williams   played in the Negro Baseball Leagues in the 1930s for the Pittsburgh Crawfords & the Homestead Grays
born on 12-15-1906 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 11-16-2009 in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania   age 102
   Contest Selectors
2009WEP3.3%
   Scored 4.8000 solo points

 Walter Williams   claimed to have been a Civil War veteran
born on 11-14-1854
expired 12-19-1959 in Houston, Texas   age 105
former Plasmatics singer  Wendy Orleans Williams   as part of a music video, she stood atop a school bus as it drove through a wall of televisions; played a gameshow contestant in a Gong Show parody in the movie Candy Goes to Hollywood (her "talent" involved ping pong balls); did October 1986 Playboy pictorial
born on 5-28-1946 in Rochester, New York
expired 4-6-1998 in Storrs, Connecticut   age 51   cause: suicide; cranial gunshot
death row inmate  Willie Ray Williams
expired 1-31-1995 in Huntsville, Texas   age 38   cause: executed; lethal injection
Playboy film critic  Bruce S. Williamson
born on 12-31-1926 in Cadillac, Michigan
expired 10-6-1998 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: bladder cancer
pioneering undersea photographer  John Ernest Williamson   did special undersea movie photography for the 1916 production of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
born on --1882 in Liverpool, England
expired 7-15-1966 in Nassau, Bahamas   age 84
science fiction writer  John Steward "Jack" Williamson   his first story, published in 1928 in the Amazing Stories pulp magazine, was The Metal Man; The Ultimate Earth novella (2001) earned both Hugo & Nebula Awards
born on 4-29-1908 in Bisbee, Arizona Territory
expired 11-10-2006 in Portales, New Mexico   age 98
pianist, organist, composer  Malcolm Benjamin Graham Christopher Williamson   Master of the Queen's Music (1975-2003)
born on 11-21-1931 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
expired 3-2-2003 in London, England   age 71
actor  Nicol Williamson   played Merlin in Excaliber (1981) & Sherlock Holmes in The Seven-per-cent Solution
born on 9-14-1938 in Hamilton, Scotland
expired 12-16-2011 in Amsterdam, Holland   age 73   cause: esophageal cancer
character actor  Noble Willingham   played C.D. Parker on Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-99) & Texas on Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Royale" (1989)
born on 8-31-1931 in Mineola, Texas
expired 1-17-2004 in Palm Springs, California   age 72
to  1970 Playmate of Monthto June 1970 Playmate of Month Playboy July 1970 Playmate of Month  Carol J. Willis
born on 4-17-1949 in Bowie County, Texas
expired 11-24-1971 in Laguna Beach, California   age 20   cause: automobile accident
1940 Republican candidate for president  Wendell L. Willkie
expired 10-4-1944 in New York, New York   age 52
The burning hulk of the Morro Castle, washed to within 100 yards of the Asbury Park, NJ convention center Morro Castle captain  Robert Renison Willmott   died about 8 hours before fatal fire started aboard ship
expired 9-7-1934 in North Atlantic Ocean   age 58   cause: heart attack
AKS: Wilmott Willmot Wilmot
character actor  Chill Theodore Wills   provided the voice for Francis, the Talking Mule
born on 7-18-1902 in Seagoville, Texas
expired 12-15-1978 in Encino, California   age 76   cause: cancer
one-time Watergate security guard  Frank Wills   on June 17, 1972 discovered breakin in progress at Democratic National Committee offices and called the cops
born on 2-4-1948
expired 9-27-2000 in Augusta, Georgia   age 52   cause: brain tumor
Texas Playboys founder  James "Bob" Wills   worked as a barber until 1929; Country Music Hall-of-Famer; wrote San Antonio Rose
born on 3-6-1905
expired 5-13-1975 in Fort Worth, Texas   age 70   cause: bronchial pneumonia
composer  Meredith Willson   wrote The Music Man (1958)
born on 5-18-1902 in Mason City, Iowa
expired 6-15-1984 in Santa Monica, California   age 82
AKS: Wilson
chemist  Richard Martin Willstätter   1915 Nobel laureate in chemistry for the invention of chromatography
born on 8-13-1872 in Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany
expired 8-3-1942 in Muroalto, Switzerland   age 69   cause: heart attack
auto firm founder (1907)  John North Willys
born on 10-25-1873 in Canadaigua, New York
expired 8-26-1935 in Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York   age 61   cause: cerebral embolism
Palm Beach socialite  Mollie Wilmot   Rose Kennedy's next door neighbor; best remembered for the Venezuelan freighter (the Mercedes) that went aground in her back yard (Thanksgiving 1984)
¤born: Mollie Netcher
formerly Mrs: Eddie Bragno, Albert Bostwick & Paul Wilmot 
born on 5-9-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-17-2002 in New York, New York   age 79
 Franklin D. Wilsey   was a ground crewman beneath the Hindenburg when it burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J.
born on 2-8-1914
expired 7-4-2006 in Morehead City, North Carolina   age 92
singer  Allen Wilson   had 1974 hit with Show and Tell
born on 6-19-1939 in Meridian, Mississippi
expired 4-21-2008 in Fontana, California   age 68   cause: kidney failure; prostate cancer
AKS: Al Wilson
playwright  August Wilson
¤born: Frederick August Kittel 
born on 4-27-1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 10-2-2005 in Seattle, Washington   age 60   cause: liver cancer
Mississippi super-geezer  Bettie Antry Wilson
¤née: Rutherford 
born on 9-13-1890 in Benton County, Mississippi
expired 2-13-2006 in New Albany, Mississippi   age 115   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2005KLS, PCD, QKU, RIE, RR21.7%
2006KLS, PCD, RIE, RR13.3%
   Scored 1.3125 points

Beach Boys co-founder  Carl Dean Wilson
born on 12-2-1946 in Hawthorne, California
expired 2-6-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 51   cause: lung cancer
 Charles Wilson   part of British gang that committed the 1963 "Great" train robbery
expired 4-23-1990 in Costa del Sol   age 58   cause: assassinated; shot to death by hit man
GE president (1940-42 & 1944-50)  Charles Edward Wilson
born on 11-18-1886 in New York, New York
expired 1-3-1972 in Scarsdale, New York   age 85
Eisenhower Defense Secretary (1953-57)  Charles Erwin Wilson   General Motors president (1941-53)
born on 7-18-1890 in Minerva, Ohio
expired 9-26-1961 in Norwood, Louisiana   age 71
realtor & motel executive  Charles Kemmons Wilson Jr.   opened first Holiday Inn motel (1952; named for fictional lodging in 1942 Bing Crosby movie)
born on 1-5-1913 in Osceola, Arkansas
expired 2-12-2003 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 90
former Texas representative (1973-97)  Charles Nesbitt "Charlie" Wilson   subject of 2007 movie; received a heart transplant in September 2007
born on 6-1-1933 in Trinity, Texas
expired 2-10-2010 in Lufkin, Texas   age 76   cause: cardio-pulmonary arrest
physicist  Charles Thomson Rees Wilson   shared 1927 Nobel physics prize for invention of the cloud chamber
born on 2-14-1869 in Glencourse, Midlothian, Scotland
expired 11-15-1959 in Carlops, Pebblesshire, Scotland   age 90
comedian  Clerow "Flip" Wilson   his character Geraldine would say "what you see is what you get"
born on 12-8-1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey
expired 11-25-1998 in Malibu, California   age 64   cause: liver cancer
Beach Boys co-founder  Dennis Wilson   his body was buried at sea
born on 12-4-1944 in Hawthorne, California
expired 12-28-1983 in Marina del Rey, California   age 39   cause: drowned
BBC writer/producer  Donald Boyd Wilson   adapted The Forsyte Sagafor tv (1967)
born on 9-1-1910 in Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland
expired 3-6-2002 in Gloucestershire, England   age 91
Jack Benny's announcer  Donald Harlow Wilson
born on 9-1-1900 in Lincoln, Nebraska
expired 4-25-1982 in Palm Springs, California   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%

pianist, actor  Dooley Wilson   piano player Sam at Rick's Cafe who sang As Time Goes By in Casablanca (1942)
born on 4-3-1894 in Tyler, Texas
expired 5-30-1953 in Los Angeles, California   age 59
presidential widow  Edith Bolling Wilson   accused of running the government after her husband had a debilitating stroke
expired 12-28-1961 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 89
black actor  Frank H. Wilson   originated role of Porgy in 1927 play of same name
expired 2-16-1956 in New York, New York   age 70
electrocardiography pioneer Dr.  Frank Norman Wilson   professor in the University of Michigan Medical School
expired 9-11-1952 in Stockbridge, Michigan   age 61
former Detroit Lions coach  George Wilson   led team to their last NFL championship (1957)
born on 2-3-1914
expired 11-23-1978 in Detroit, Michigan   age 64   cause: heart attack
publisher  Halsey William Wilson   founded the H.W. Wilson Co., publisher of Reader's Guide and other indicies
expired 3-1-1954 in Croton Heights, New York   age 85
 Helen Charis Wilson Weston   muse to her photographer husband (Edward Weston)
born on 5-5-1914 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-20-2009 in Santa Cruz, California   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2009DGW3.3%
   Scored 5.5000 solo points

Grant 2ndt term vice president (1873-75)  Henry Wilson
born on 2-16-1812 in Farmington, New York
expired 11-10-1875 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 63
British Civil Service head Sir  Horace Wilson   along with Neville Chamberlain thought he could appease Hitler at München
expired 5-26-1972 in London, England   age 89
 Hugh Robert Wilson   last U.S. Ambassador to Germany before the its entry into World War II
expired 12-28-1946 in Bennington, Vermont   age 61
singer  Jackie Wilson   had hit with Higher and Higher
¤real name: Jack Leroy Wilson 
born on 6-9-1934 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 1-21-1984   age 49   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW7.7%
1980 DR, JW, MM18.8%

former British Prime Minister (1964-70 & 1974-76) Sir  James Harold Wilson
born on 3-11-1916 in Huddersfield, England
expired 5-24-1995 in London, England   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
1980 DH6.3%

former slave  James Walter Wilson
¤nickname: "Uncle Jim" 
expired 12-22-1945 in Vidalia, Georgia   age 120
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in September 1974 author  John Anthony Burgess Wilson   wrote A Clockwork Orange
¤pen name: "Anthony Burgess" 
born on 2-25-1917 in Manchester, England
expired 11-25-1993   age 76
pro wrassler  John M. "Jack" Wilson   worked under the names Kurt von Braun, Hans von Schupp, The Masked Marvel, The Mystery Man & Mr. Zero (in Japan)
born on 6-17-1918
expired 3-13-2001 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 82
Xerox Corp. founder  Joseph C. Wilson   assumed control of family-owned Haloid Co. in 1946 & bought rights to Chester Carlson's xerography process
born on 12-13-1909
expired 11-22-1971 in New York, New York   age 61
cajun chef  Justin E. Wilson
born on 4-24-1914 in Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
expired 9-5-2001 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana   age 87
playwright  Lanford Eugene Wilson   author or "Hot l Baltimore" (1973), "Fifth of July" (1978) & "Talley's Folly" (1979)
born on 4-13-1937 in Lebanon, Missouri
expired 3-23-2011 in Wayne, New Jersey   age 73   cause: pneumonia
home run slugger  Lewis R. "Hack" Wilson
expired 11-23-1948 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 48   cause: internal hemorrhaging from a fall
voice actor  Lionel Wilson   gave voice to Tom Terrific, Mighty Manfred (the Wonder Dog), Crabby Appleton, et. al
¤born: Lionel Lazarus Salzer 
born on 3-22-1924 in New York, New York
expired 4-30-2003 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: pneumonia
helium-voiced "dumb blond" actress  Marie Katherine Elizabeth Wilson   played My Friend Irma on radio & tv
born on 8-19-1916 in Anaheim, California
expired 11-23-1972 in Hollywood Hills, California   age 56   cause: cancer
blacklisted screen writer  Michael Wilson   shared 1952 oscar for A Place in the Sun with Harry Brown; also wrote screenplays for Salt of the Earth (1954), Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) & Planet of the Apes (1968)
born on 7-1-1914 in McAlester, Oklahoma
expired 4-9-1978 in Beverly Hills, California   age 63   cause: heart attack
former Fabulous Coasters singer  Nathaniel "Buster" Wilson   parts of his dismembered body were dumped near Hoover Dam & in a ravine near Modesto California
expired 4-??-1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age ??   cause: shot in head
actor, writer, director  Richard Wilson   co-founded Mercury Theater with Orson Welles
born on 12-25-1915 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
expired 8-21-1991 in Santa Monica, California   age 75
Mr. Whipple fondling the merchandise character actor  Richard "Dick" Wilson   played Charmin pitchman Mr. Whipple (1964-90) — "Please don't squeeze the Charmin"
born on 7-30-1916 in Preston, England
expired 11-19-2007 in Woodland Hills, California   age 91
   Contest Selectors
2003 COCO5.6%

writer  Richard Lawson Wilson   won 1954 Pulitzer prize for national reporting
born on 9-3-1905 in Galesburg, Illinois
expired 1-18-1981 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 75   cause: mycosis fungoides
astrophysicist Sir  Robert Wilson   got the International Ultraviolet Explorer launched by NASA (1978)
born on 4-16-1927 in County Durham, England
expired 9-2-2002 in Chelmsford, England   age 75
How'd ya like to do a book report on THIS?! author  Robert Anton Wilson   a former associate editor at Playboy (1966-71); wrote The Book of the Breast (1974), The Book of the Sub-Genius (1987), the Schrodinger's Cat trilogy & was co-author of Illuminatus! trilogy
¤aka: "Pope Bob
born on 1-18-1932 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-11-2007 in Capitola, California   age 74   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO5.6%
2007AUDC, RR6.5%
   Scored 6.3500 points

former Boston, Detroit & San Diego pitcher  Robert Earl Wilson   was in the starting rotation for the Tigers' 1968 World Series championship team
¤born: Earl Lawrence Wilson 
born on 10-2-1934 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana
expired 4-23-2005 in Southfield, Michigan   age 70   cause: heart attack
Manhattan Project physicist Dr.  Robert Rathbun Wilson   developed the electromechanical method of separating uranium isotopes; designer & director of Fermilab
born on 3-4-1914 in Frontier, Wyoming
expired 1-16-2000 in Ithaca, New York   age 85
caption: 'You'll not get a proper trophy that way, Bassington', from the April 1971 issue of Playboy watercolor artist  Rowland Bragg Wilson   known for his wry cartoons that were published in Playboy (since 1967), The Saturday Evening Post, Esquire & The New Yorker
born on 8-3-1930 in Dallas, Texas
expired 6-28-2005 in Encinitas, California   age 74   cause: heart failure
writer  Sloan Wilson   author of The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit (1955) & A Summer Place (1958); wrote August 1972 article for Playboy (The Happiest Days)
born on 5-8-1920 in Norwalk, Connecticut
expired 5-25-2003 in Colonial Beach, Virginia   age 83   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
jazz pianist  Theodore "Teddy" Wilson
born on 11-24-1912 in Austin, Texas
expired 7-31-1986 in New Britain, Connecticut   age 73
actor  Theodore Roosevelt Wilson
born on 12-10-1943 in New York, New York
expired 7-21-1991 in Los Angeles, California   age 47
former American Greetings executive  Thomas Albert "Tom" Wilson Sr.   was also the Ziggy cartoonist (strip taken over by son)
born on 8-1-1931 in Grant Town, West Virginia
expired 9-16-2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 80   cause: pneumonia
Woodrow Wilson portrait on the $100,000 billto next U.S. president: Warren G. Hardingto previous U.S. president: William Howard Taft 28th U.S. president  Thomas Woodrow Wilson   won 1919 Nobel Peace Prize for the Versailles Treaty; husband of Edith
born on 12-28-1856 in Staunton, Virginia
expired 2-3-1924 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 67
former Boeing chairman & CEO (1972-87)  Thornton A. Wilson
born on 2-8-1921 in Sikeston, Missouri
expired 4-10-1999 in Palm Springs, California   age 78
actor  Trey Wilson
¤real name: Donald Yearnsley Wilson III 
born on 1-21-1948 in Houston, Texas
expired 1-16-1989 in New York, New York   age 40   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
 Waldon O. Wilson   oscar-winning sound engineer
born on 1-20-1907
expired 8-15-1986 in Fullerton, California   age 79
 William Griffith Wilson   co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (1935)
born on 11-26-1895 in East Dorset, Vermont
expired 1-24-1971 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 75   cause: pneumonia; cardiac disease
to 1951 award winnerto 1949 award winner amateur distance runner  Fred Wilt   won 1950 Sullivan Award
born on 12-14-1920 in Pendleton, Indiana
expired 9-5-1994   age
advertising executive  Robert W. "Bob" Wilvers   gave us the immortal Alka-Seltzer jingle "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz. Oh, what a relief it is."
born on 4-2-1932
expired 12-10-1997 in New Milford, Connecticut   age 65   cause: lung cancer
Gospel singing family patriarch  David Glenn "Pop" Winans
born on 4-20-1934
expired 4-8-2009 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 74   cause: complications from strokes & heart attacks
gospel singer  Ronald Winans
born on 7-1-1956
expired 6-17-2005 in Detroit, Michigan   age 48   cause: heart failure
tvwriter/Broadway playwright  Shimon Wincelberg   wrote the Time Tunnel pilot ("Rendezvous with Yesterday"; 1966); for the original Star Trek series wrote Dagger of the Mind (1966) & The Galileo Seven (1967)
¤aka: S. Bar-David 
born on 9-26-1924 in Kiel, Germany
expired 9-29-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 80
AKS: Simon
ventriloquist  Paul Winchell   known for his characters Jerry Mahoney and Nucklehead Smiff; inventor of an early artificial heart device (1963); more recently provided voices for Smurf character Gargamel & Disney cartoon Pooh character Tigger
¤born: Paul Wilchin 
born on 12-21-1922 in New York, New York
expired 6-24-2005 in Moorpark, California   age 82
Winchell Doughnuts founder (1948)  Verne H. Winchell   sold out to Denny's (1968); took stock; became Denny's chairman (1970)
born on 10-30-1915 in Bloomington, Indiana
expired 11-26-2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 87   cause: cardiac arrest
newspaper columnist  Walter Winchell   narrated The Untouchables tv series
born on 4-7-1897 in New York, New York
expired 2-20-1972 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: prostate cancer
child actor  Robert Winckler
¤stage name: Robert Winkler 
born on 2-12-1927 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-28-1989 in Woodland Hills, California   age 62
sex hormone researcher  Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus   received the 1928 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 12-25-1876 in Berlin, Germany
expired 6-9-1959 in Göttingen, Germany   age 82
to November 1977 Playmate of Monthto September 1977 Playmate of Month Playboy October 1977 Playmate of Month  Kristine Winder   
according to Wikipedia her posing name was a pseudonym
it was said in the June 2011 issue that she had died "recently" (meaning any time from around her birthday and the date of printing, probably around early April)

born on 10-15-1955 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
expired 10-15-2010+   age 55+   cause: breast cancer
big band musician  Kai Chresten Winding
born on 5-18-1922 in Aarhus, Denmark
expired 5-7-1983 in Yonkers, New York   age 60
 Princess Alice Windsor   widow of the Duke of Gloucester; aunt of Elizabeth II
¤full name: Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott
title: Duchess of Gloucester 
born on 12-25-1901 in London, England
expired 10-29-2004 in London, England   age 102
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG, KLS, RR43%
2001DTM, KLS, RR37½%
2002DTM, RR18.2%
2003COCO, CSI, DTM, JL, KLS, RR33.3%
2004CSI, DTM, KLS, RIE, RR27.8%
   Scored 2.4563 points

silent screen actress  Claire Windsor   had one of those squeaky voices that sounded really bad when talkies arrived
¤born: Clara Viola Cronk 
born on 4-14-1892
expired 10-24-1972 in Hollywood, California   age 80   cause: heart attack
ex-Princess  Diana Frances Spencer Windsor   crash injuries exacerbated by subsequent slow transport to hospital
born on 7-1-1961 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England
expired 8-31-1997 in Paris, France   age 36   cause: auto crash
the  Duchess of Windsor   widow of ex-King Edward VIII (married him in 1937)
¤born: Bessiewallis Warfield; formerly: Wallace Warfield Spencer, then Wallace Warfield Simpson 
born on 6-19-1896 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania
expired 4-24-1986 in Paris, France   age 89
   Contest Selectors
1980 DR6.3%

to next English ruler: George VIto previous English ruler: George V the  Duke of Windsor   son of George V; 11-month English King (1936); abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson; self-exiled to France
¤title: King Edward VIII 
born on 6-23-1894 in Richmond, England
expired 5-28-1972 in Paris, France   age 77   cause: throat cancer
Lady  Elizabeth Angela Marquerite Bowes-Lyon Windsor   widow of King George VI; sister of Princess Alice; mother of British Queen Elizabeth II; last Enpress of India
¤aka: The Queen Mother 
born on 8-4-1900 in Hertfordshire, England
expired 3-30-2002 in Windsor, England   age 101
   Contest Selectors
1979DO, HFS15.4%
1980 DO, DW12.5%
2000ANG, KLS, RR43%
2001ANG, DTM, KLS, NFG, ROTS, RR, TEX87½%
2002CMH, DTM, JAC, JEDS, JL, MORB, RAVN, RR, TMTX81.8%
   Scored 2.4098 points

Film Noir actress  Marie Windsor
¤born: Emily Merie Bertelsen; Mrs. Jack Rodney Hupp 
born on 12-11-1914 in Marysvale, Utah
expired 12-10-2000 in Beverly Hills, California   age 85
troubled singer  Amy Jade Winehouse   it didn't help that she got involved with Pete Doherty; in June, 2008 was diagnosed with emphysema — doctors told her to knock off smoking the drugs (lest she drop dead); in 2009 had a ginormous set of plastic boobies installed ... boy, that convinced everyone that she got her act together!
born on 9-14-1983 in Enfield, Middlesex, England
expired 7-22-2011 in London, England   age 27   cause: alcohol poisoning
   Contest Selectors
2008ADWC, DFFC, DGW, JCM, MORB, OIE, QKU, RIE, RPRM, TFM31.3%
2009CSI, DGW, GAS, JCM, KLS, MoFa, MORB, QKU, RIE, RPRM, RR, TWOS, XXX43.3%
2010BOD, CSI, DGW, GAS, JCM, QKU, REPR, RPRM, TWOS33.3%

actor  Paul Edward Winfield   played Reliant Captain Terrell in Star Trek II: The Wath of Khan & Dathon in Star Trek: Next Generation episode Darmok (1991)
born on 5-22-1941
expired 3-7-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 62   cause: heart attack; diabetes
1930s actress & pinup girl  Martha Virginia "Toby" Wing
born on 7-14-1915 in Amelia Court House, Virginia
expired 3-23-2001 in Matthews, Virigina   age 85
1932/36 Olympic swimming medalist  Lenore Kight Wingrad
born on 9-26-1911 in Frostburg, Maryland
expired 2-9-2000 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 88
noted jockey  James "Jimmy" Winkfield   won 1901 & 1902 Kentucky Derby aboard "His Eminence" and "Alan-a-Dale" (came in second in 1903)
¤nickname: "Wink" 
born on 4-12-1880 in Chilesburg, Kentucky
expired 3-23-1974 in Maisons-Laffitte, France   age 93
inventor  James Earl Winner Jr.   invented "The Club" automobile anti-theft device (1985)
born on 7-12-1929 in Transfer, Pennsylvania
expired 9-14-2010 in Highland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (nearby)   age 81   cause: car crash
Sir  Francis Salwey William Winnington
born on 6-24-1907
expired 4-26-2003   age 95
cellist/symphony conductor  Arthur Winograd   co-founder of the Juilliard String Quartet (1946) with Robert Mann, Raphael Hillyer and Robert Koff
born on 4-22-1920 in New York, New York
expired 4-22-2010 in Morristown, New Jersey   age 90   cause: complications from pneumonia
machinist union leader  William W. Winpisinger
¤nickname: "Wimpy" 
born on 12-10-1924 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 12-11-1997 in Ellicott City, Maryland   age 73   cause: cancer
author  Kathleen Winsor   wrote Forever Amber (1944); once married to Artie Shaw (1946-48)
born on 10-16-1919 in Olivia, Minnesota
expired 5-26-2003 in New York, New York   age 83
AKS: Windsor
retired L.A. Metropolitan Transit Authority bus maintenance attendant  Arthur Winston   the U.S. Labor Department believes that he set the record for continuous employment (1/24/1934 to 3/21/2006)
born on 3-22-1906 in Oklahoma Territory
expired 4-13-2006 in South Los Angeles, California   age 100   cause: congestive heart failure
jeweler  Harry Winston   donated the 44½ carat Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution (1958) after having purchased it from the Evalyn Walsh McLean estate (1949)
born on 3-1-1896 in New York, New York
expired 12-8-1978 in New York, New York   age 82   cause: heart attack
Star Trek "super fan"  Joan M. Winston   an organizer of the first Star Trek Convention, January 1972, at the Statler Hilton hotel in New York City — they expected 500 to show, but got over 3,000; co-authored Star Trek Lives (1975; with Jacqueline Lichtenberg & Sondra Marshak)
born on 6-19-1931 in Washington State
expired 9-10-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 77   cause: Alzheimer's disease
movie visual effects whiz  Stanley Winston   won 4 oscars for: Aliens (1986), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991: Makeup and Visual Effects) & Jurassic Park (1993)
born on 4-7-1946 in Arlington, Virginia
expired 6-15-2008 in Malibu, California   age 62   cause: multiple myeloma
character actor  Edward D. Winter   best known for playing the nutty Army intelligence officer Colonel Flagg on M*A*S*H tv series
born on 6-3-1937 in Ventura, California
expired 3-8-2001 in Woodland Hills, California   age 63   cause: Parkinson's disease
lawyer  Elmer Louis Winter   with partner Aaron Scheinfeld (d.1970) started the Manpower Temp agency (1948)
born on 3-6-1912 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 10-29-2009 in Mequon, Wisconsin   age 97
pop-music conductor/arranger  Hugo Winterhalter
born on 8-15-1909
expired 9-17-1973 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 64   cause: cancer
surviving World War I military veteran  Charlotte Louise Winters   had been the oldest female veteran
¤née: Berry 
born on 11-10-1897 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 3-27-2007 in Boonsboro, Maryland   age 109
film editor  Ralph E. Winters   won Editing oscars for King Solomon's Mines (1950) & Ben Hur (1959)
born on 6-17-1909 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 2-26-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 94
World War II veteran  Richard Davis "Dick" Winters   was commander of Company E, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division ("Easy Company"); immortalized in Band of Brothers
born on 1-21-1918 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
expired 1-2-2011 in Campbelltown, Pennsylvania   age 92   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
2010OIE3.7%

Charlie Chan tv actor  Roland Winters
born on 11-22-1904
expired 10-22-1989   age 84
actress  Shelley Winters   received two Best Supporting Actress oscars: for playing Mrs. Van Dann in Diary of Anne Frank (1959) & Rye-Ann D'Arcy in A Patch of Blue (1965)
¤born: Shirley Schrift 
born on 8-18-1920 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 1-14-2006 in Beverly Hills, California   age 85   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
1979JH, MS15.4%
2002CMH9.1%
2003KOHD5.6%
2005WORM4.3%
2006ADWC, DFFC, DTH, GGG, LMLD, 4GUE20.0%
   Scored 4.0781 points

actress  Gloria Winters-Vernon   played Penny, Sky King's niece & was the first Babs Riley on the original version of The Life of Riley (1949-50)
born on 11-28-1931 in Los Angeles, California
expired 8-14-2010 in Vista, California   age 78   cause: complications from pneumonia
early auto manufacturer  Alexander Winton
born on 6-20-1860 in Grangemouth, Scotland
expired 6-21-1932 in Lakewood, Ohio   age 72
German Weimar Republic chancellor (1921-22)  Karl Joseph Wirth
expired 1-3-1956 in Freiburg, Germany   age 76
businessman  Joseph Bitner Wirthlin   was also a member of the LDS Quorum of the 12 Apostles
born on 6-11-1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 12-1-2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah   age 91
   Contest Selectors
2007RPRM3.2%
2008RPRM3.1%
   Scored 5.9000 solo points

former Brigham Young University economist  Richard Bitner "Dick" Wirthlin   son of Mormon "apostle" Joseph L. Wirthlin; got into polling; helped the Gipper in his presidential run (1980)
born on 3-15-1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 3-16-2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah   age 80   cause: renal failure
businessman  William Wadsworth "Bill" Wirtz   former owner of the Chicago Black Hawks hockey team (1954-95)
born on 10-5-1929 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-26-2007 in Evanston, Illinois   age 77
JFK/Johnson Secretary of Labor (1962-69)  William Willard Wirtz
born on 3-14-1912 in DeKalb, Illinois
expired 4-24-2010 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 98
   Contest Selectors
2009LMLD3.3%
2010OIE3.7%
   Scored 5.2000 solo points

AKS: Wertz
 Henry Wirz   commander of Confederate prisoner of war camp in Andersonville, Georgia
born on --1822 in Zürich, Switzerland
expired 11-10-1865 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 43   cause: hanged
actor Sir  Norman Joseph Wisdom   played Chick Williams in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
¤born: Norman Wisden 
born on 2-4-1915 in London, England
expired 10-4-2010 in Ballasalla, Isle of Man, England   age 95   cause: complications from strokes; dementia
   Contest Selectors
2006SPIT3.3%
2007SPIT3.2%
2008ANG, SPIT6.3%
2009ANG3.3%
2010ANG, DTM7.4%
   Scored 4.2500 points

home saleswoman  Brownie Mae Wise   came up with the idea for Tupperware Parties
¤née: Humphrey 
born on 5-25-1913 in Buford, Georgia
expired 12-24-1992 in Kissimmee, Florida   age 79
the oscar winners from 'West Side Story': George Chakiris, Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise and Rita Moreno movie director  Robert Earl Wise Sr.   was film editor of Citizen Kane (1941) & The Magnificent Ambersons (1942); won directing oscars for West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965); didn't win oscars for directing The Curse of the Cat People (1944), The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) or Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
born on 9-10-1914 in Winchester, Indiana
expired 9-14-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 91   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2003COCO5.6%
2004RR5.6%

musician  Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise   co-wrote Orange Blossom Special
born on 10-2-1915 in Lake City, Florida
expired 1-6-1996 in Bowie, Maryland   age 80
actor  Joseph Wiseman   played James Bond villain Dr. Julius No; uncredited voice of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Thunderball (1965)
born on 5-15-1918 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 10-19-2009 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 91   cause: complications from aneurysm
   Contest Selectors
2007WEP3.2%
2008WEP3.1%
2009WEP3.3%
   Scored 5.9000 solo points

exploitation movie producer/director  Doris Wishman   directed Deadly Weapons (1973) & Double Agent 73 (1974), amongst others
born on 4-23-1920 in New York, New York
expired 8-10-2002 in Miami, Florida   age 82   cause: complications from lymphoma
movie/tv sound editor  William H. "Bill" Wistrom   worked on To Catch a Thief, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Ten Commandments, Funny Face, Vertigo, Hatari! (1962), Falcon Crest (1982-86) and the last four Star Trek tv series: The Next Generation (1987-92), Deep Space Nine (1993-95), Voyager (1995-2001) & Enterprise (2001-5)
born on 12-20-1935 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-10-2010 in Valencia, California   age 74
Moses Wright identifies the perps civil rights photographer  Ernest C. Withers   in defiance of the judge's order, took the photograph of Moses Wright identifying Milam & Bryant as Emmett Till's kidnappers.
born on 8-7-1922 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 10-15-2007 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 85
blues and jazz singer  Jimmy Witherspoon
¤nickname: "spoon" 
born on 1-13-1923 in Gurdon, Arkansas
expired 9-18-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 74
prolific movie/tv director  William Nuelson Witney   directed several Lone Ranger serials (1938/39) & the 1940 Adventures of Red Ryder serial
¤aka: William Whitney 
born on 5-15-1915 in Lawton, Oklahoma
expired 3-17-2002 in Pioneer, California   age 86   cause: complications from stroke
chemist Dr.  George Wittig   shared 1979 Nobel chemistry prize
born on 6-16-1897 in Berlin, Germany
expired 8-26-1987 in Heidelberg, Germany   age 90
author  Pelham Grenville Wodehouse   created Jeeves and Bernie Wooster
born on 10-15-1881 in Guildford, Surrey, England
expired 2-14-1975 in Southampton, New York   age 93   cause: heart attack
former Detroit Lion  Alexander Wojciechowicz   Fordham All-American football player - center for the Seven Blocks of Granite
born on 8-12-1915 in South River, New Jersey
expired 7-13-1992 in South River, New Jersey   age 76
Polish Republic president (1922-26)  Stanislaw Wojciechowski
expired 4-11-1953 in Warsaw, Poland   age 84
to next Pope: Benedict XVIto previous Pope: John Paul I Catholic Church leader (1978-2005)  Karol Jozef Wojtyla   elected 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in October 1978; victim of 1981 assassination attempt
¤Pope John Paul II 
born on 5-18-1920 in Wadowice, Poland
expired 4-2-2005 in Vatican City   age 84   cause: heart failure; kidney failure; septic shock; Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
1979DO, DW, HFS, HP, JH, RR, YJ53.8%
1980EK6.3%
2000BOD, IVY, TEX43%
2001BOD, DTM, NFG, RR, TEX62½%
2002ANG, BOD, CMH, DTM, JAC, JEDS, JL, MORB, RAVN, TMTX90.9%
2003DTM, GHG, JEDS, JL, KLS, KOHD, MB, OGGI, PCD, RAVN, RR, TAP, TMTX72.2%
2004ABRA, ADWC, BOD, CSI, DTM, EOD, GHG, KLS, LMLD, NFG, PCD, RAVN, RIE, RR, TAP83.3%
2005ADWC, BOD, BYE, CSI, DTM, GHG, KLS, MOT, NFG, PCD, RAVN, RIE, RR, SLIM, SPIT, TBC, TMD, WORM78.3%
   Scored 4.1000 points

Michigan rep. (1931-56)  Jesse Paine Wolcott   FDIC chairman (1958-64); descendant of Massachusetts Bay Colony governor William Bradford
born on 3-3-1893 in Gardner, Massachusetts
expired 1-28-1969 in Chevy Chase, Maryland   age 75
1968 Olympic marathon gold medalist  Demisse "Mamo" Wolde   spent most of the 1990s in prison for murder
¤given name: Degaga 
born on 6-12-1932 in Diri Jille, Ethiopia
expired 5-26-2002 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   age 69   cause: bronchitis; liver problems
actress  Gusti Wolf
born on 4-11-1912 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 5-5-2007 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2006WEP3.3%

former East German spymaster  Markus Wolf   as head of the Stasi became the master of having agents use sex to gather intelligence; purported to have been a model for a le Carré book character
born on 1-119-1923 in Hechingen, Germany
expired 11-9-2006 in Berlin, Germany   age 83
 Paula Wolf   Hitler's sister
¤née: hitler 
born on 1-21-1896 in Hafeld, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-1-1960 in Berchtesgaden, Germany   age 64
Hitler opponent  Theodore Wolf   former editor-in-chief of Berliner Tageblatt
expired 11-??-1943 in Berlin, Germany   age 75   cause: starvation & disease from incarceration in a concentration camp
comedian  Dennis A. Wolfberg
born on 3-29-1946
expired 10-2-1994 in Culver City, California   age 48   cause: cancer
 Bertram David Wolfe   co-wrote The Left Wing Manifesto, co-founding the U.S. Communist Party (1919); had falling-out with Stalin; ended up at Hoover Institute as a Reagan-ite
¤pan name: Elbert Lovell 
born on 1-19-1896 in New York, New York
expired 2-21-1977 in San Jose, California   age 81   cause: burns suffered when bathrobe caught fire
American Communist Party co-founder (1919)  Ella Goldberg Wolfe   widow of Bertram
born on 5-10-1896 in Kherson, Ukraine
expired 1-8-2000 in Palo Alto, California   age 103
actor  Ian Wolfe   played Hirsch (mama Carlson's butler) on WKRP in Cincinnati; also played Septimus and Mr. Atoz on original series Star Trek episodes
born on 11-4-1896 in Canton, Illinois
expired 1-23-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 95
urban terrorist  William "Willie" Wolfe   member of the SLA
¤SLA name: "Kahjoh" (or "Cujo") 
born on ??-??-1952
expired 5-24-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 21   cause: self-immolation; burned to death in house during shootout with police
last of Eliot Ness' Untouchables  Albert Harris Wolff   collaborated on his memoirs (titled "The Untouchables") with Oscar Fraley
born on 3-1-1903 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-21-1998 in Mason, Ohio   age 95
novelist  Maritta Martin Wolff   wrote Whistle Stop (1941)
born on 12-25-1918 in Grass Lake, Michigan
expired 7-1-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 83
musical comedy performer  Ignatius "Iggie" Wolfington   earned a battlefield commission during the Battle of the Bulge; played Marcellus Washburn in original Broadway production of The Music Man (1958) and Meyer Mishkin in 1941 (1979)
born on 10-14-1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 9-30-2004 in Studio City, California   age 84
"legendary" body board surfing master  Joseph Wolfson
¤nickname: "Dr. 360
born on 7-11-1949 in New York, New York
expired 2-21-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 50   cause: freeway crash; lung cancer (he had a history of suicide attempts)
Pilobolus Dance Theater co-founder  Abraham Jonathan Wolken   he named it after a fungus
born on 7-12-1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 6-13-2010 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 60   cause: complications from stem cell transplant; myelofibrosis
East German Secret Police head (1953-57)  Ernst Friedrich Wollweber   an expert in sabotage & espionage
expired 5-3-1967   age 68
advertising jingle writer  Sidney E. Woloshin   co-wrote "You deserve a break today" for McDonalds (1971; with Keith Reinhard)
born on 6-27-1928 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 11-5-2000 in White Plains, New York   age 72   cause: pneumonia
movie/tv producer  David L. Wolper   co-produced Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Roots (1977) & The Thorn Birds (1983)
¤the "L" doesn't stand for anything 
born on 1-11-1928 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 8-10-2010 in Beverly Hills, California   age 82   cause: congestive heart disease; Parkinson's disease
actress  Anna May Wong
¤real name: Wong Liu Tsong 
born on 1-3-1905
expired 2-3-1961 in Santa Monica, California   age 56   cause: heart attack
character actor  Victor Keung Wong
born on 7-31-1927 in San Francisco, California
expired 9-12-2001 in Locke, California   age 74
geezer  Arbelia Wood
born on 4-6-1893 in Caledonia, Mississippi
expired 3-11-2005 in pneumonia   age 119   cause: Clinton Township, Michigan
   Contest Selectors
2005RIE4.3%
   Scored 3.1000 solo points

Your Hit Parade radio show host  Barry Wood   also produced Kate Smith's tv series
expired 7-19-1970 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 63
ceramicist  Beatrice Wood
born on 3-3-1893 in San Francisco, California
expired 3-12-1998 in Ojai, California   age 105
theme park designer  C. V. Wood Jr.   created Disneyland
born on 12-17-1920
expired 3-14-1992   age 71
golfer  Craig Wood   won 1941 Masters and U.S. Open titles
expired 5-7-1968 in Palm Beach, California   age 66
Ed in Angora decorated World War II Marine  Edward Davis Wood Jr.   movie actor, producer, writer ... arguably the worst director in motion picture history; made Glen or Glenda (1953), Bride of the Monster, Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958) and Night of the Ghouls (1959); subject of the 1996 movie Ed Wood
born on 10-10-1924 in Poughkeepsie, New York
expired 12-10-1978 in North Hollywood, California   age 54   cause: heart failure
former Family Feud announcer  Eugene Edward Wood
born on 10-20-1925 in Quincy, Massachusetts
expired 5-21-2004 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 78   cause: cancer
speed reader  Evelyn Nielsen Wood   taught people to read really fast (1957)
born on 1-8-1909 in Ogden, Utah
expired 8-26-1995 in Tucson, Arizona   age 86
industrialist  Garfield Arthur Wood   developed hydraulic lift for dump trucks; famed speedboat racer; financed the Chris-Craft boat building company
born on 12-4-1880 in Mapleton, Iowa
expired 6-19-1971 in Miami, Florida   age 90   cause: "stomach ailment"
character actor  George Wood   played General Hammond in M*A*S*H movie & tv series; also appeared in Harold and Maude
¤first name: George 
born on 12-31-1919 in Forrest City, Arkansas
expired 7-24-2000 in Macon, Georgia   age 80   cause: congestive heart failure
AKS: G Wood G. Wood
American Gothic artist  Grant Wood
expired 2-12-1942 in Iowa City, Iowa   age 49
songwriter  Guy B. Wood   wrote Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy & Rock-a-Bye Baby
born on 7-24-1911 in Manchester, England
expired 2-23-2001 in East Hampton, New York   age 89
stage & movie character actor  John Wood   earned numerous Tony nominations (won in 1976); played Dr. Stephen Falkyn in WarGames (1983) & Jeremy Talbot in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
born on 7-5-1930 in Derbyshire, England
expired 8-6-2011 in Gloucestershire, England   age 81
Ed's widow  Kathleen O'Hara Wood   was the "art director" for Night of the Ghouls (1959)
¤née: Everett 
born on 5-27-1922
expired 6-26-2006 in Hollywood, California   age 84   cause: esophageal cancer
actress  Margaret "Peggy" Wood   played title role in 1950s I Remember Mama tv series
born on 2-9-1892 in New York, New York
expired 3-18-1978 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 86   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
high school basketball coach  Marvin C. Wood   coached the famous 1954 Indiana state championship game between Milan and Muncie Central that was the the basis for the movie Hoosiers (1986)
born on 1-21-1928 in Morristown, Indiana
expired 10-13-1999 in South Bend, Indiana   age 71   cause: lymphoma
actress  Natalie Wood   wife of Robert Wagner; played Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street (1947) & Carol Sanders in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
¤born: Natasha Nikolaevna Gurdin 
born on 7-20-1938 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-28-1981 in Santa Catalina Island, California   age 43   cause: drowned
tennis Hall of Fame member  Sydney Burr Beardsley Wood Jr.   inducted into the Hall in 1964; winner of the 1931 Wimbledon men's singles championship - the final match (against friend Frank Shields) was uncontested due to Sheild's knee injury
born on 11-1-1911 in Black Rock, Connecticut
expired 1-10-2009 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 97
comic artist  Wallace "Wally" Wood   worked on The Spirit, MAD Magazine, Flash Gordon and Terry & the Pirates; created Sally Forth; helped create the TOPPS "Mars Attacks" trading cards
born on 6-17-1927 in Menahga, Minnesota
expired 10-31-1981 in New Haven, Connecticut   age 54   cause: suicide; gunshot to temple; kidney failure; multiple strokes
MAD Magazine artist (1957-2004)  George C. Woodbridge   with writer Tom Koch created 43-Man Squamish
born on 10-3-1930 in New York, New York
expired 1-20-2004 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: emphysema
 Leonard Freel Woodcock   former UAW head (1970-77); former Ambassador to China (1979-81)
born on 2-15-1911 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 1-16-2001 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 89   cause: pulmonary complications
   Contest Selectors
2000 ANG14%

legendary former UCLA basketball coach (1949-75)  John Robert Wooden   won 10 NCAA national championships
born on 10-14-1910 in Hall, Indiana
expired 6-4-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 99
   Contest Selectors
1979HA7.7%
2000ANG14%
2001ANG12½%
2002DTM, JAC, MORB27.3%
2003COCO, DTM, KOHD, MJ22.2%
2004MJ5.6%
2005ADWC, ANG, QKU, SLIM17.4%
2006ADWC, ANG, DFFC, QKU13.3%
2007ADWC, BONY, DFFC, DTH, GOHI, OIE, PCD, QKU25.8%
2008ADWC, ANG, BOD, DFFC, DTM, GAS, GOHI, OIE, PCD, QKU, RPRM34.4%
2009ANG, BOD, DFFC, DTM, GAS, GOHI, QKU, RIE, RPRM30.0%
2010ANG, BOD, DFFC, DTM, GAS, OIE, PCD, QKU, RIE, RPRM37.0%
   Scored 2.6049 points

recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor World War I Medal of Honor winner Major  Samuel Woodfill
expired 8-13-1951 in Vevay, Indiana   age 58
former Mackinac Island Grand Hotel owner  William Stewart Woodfill
born on 8-19-1896 in Greensburg, Indiana
expired 3-4-1984 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 87
   Contest Selectors
1980 RR6.3%

dog trainer  Barbara Blackburn Woodhouse
born on 5-9-1910 in Rathfarnham, Ireland
expired 6-25-1988 in Buckinghamshire, England   age 78   cause: stroke
former Miami Dolphins quarterback  David Eugene Woodley   started the 1983 Super Bowl
born on 10-25-1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana
expired 5-3-2003 in Shreveport, Louisiana   age 44   cause: liver & kidney failure
tv writer  Ruth Cornell Woodman   created and wrote much of the Death Valley Days tv series for U.S. Borax
born on 11-26-1894
expired 4-22-1970 in Santa Monica, California   age 75
auto broker  Horace Lynn Woodring   as a 19-year-old army PFC was Patton's driver when the general's Caddie limo hit a truck that had pulled out into its path (12-9-1945)
born on 9-30-1926 in Morganfield, Kentucky
expired 11-2-2003 in Detroit, Michigan   age 77   cause: heart failure
Oklahoma death row inmate  David Woodruff
born on 11-19-1959
expired 1-31-2002   age 42   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2002 BOD9.1%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (only 2 of the minimum 3 needed)

early Coca-Cola Company leader  Ernest Woodruff
born on --1863
expired 6-5-1944 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 81
track and field star  John Youie Woodruff   at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin won a gold medal in the 800 meter run; he was the last living member of the group of track athletes that embarrassed Hitler's Aryan athletes
born on 7-5-1915 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
expired 10-30-2007 in Fountain Hills, California   age 92   cause: atrial fibrillation; chronic renal failure
former Coca-Cola president (1923-55)  Robert Winship Woodruff
born on 12-6-1889 in Columbus, Georgia
expired 3-7-1985 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 95   cause: lost his fizz & went flat
former Weather Underground "activist"  Rosemary Sarah Woodruff   Tim Leary's third wife
born on 4-26-1935 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 1-7-2002 in Aptos, California   age 66   cause: congestive heart failure
retired Green Beret Lt. Col.  Earl Dennison Woods   was Tiger's dad
born on 3-5-1932 in Manhattan, Kansas
expired 5-3-2006 in Cypress, California   age 74   cause: prostate cancer; diabetes; coronary disease
   Contest Selectors
2001TEX12½%
2002TMTX9.1%
2006DFFC3.3%
   Scored 7.6000 solo points

composer  Harry MacGregor Woods   co-wrote When the Red, Red Robbin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along (1926) & I'm Lookin' Over A Four Leaf Clover (1927; with Mort Dixon)
born on 11-4-1896 in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
expired 1-13-1970 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 73
radio/cartoon voice actress  Ilene Woods   provided the voice of Cinderella (1950); widow of jazz drummer Ed Shaughnessy
¤born: Jacquelyn Ruth Woods 
born on 5-5-1929 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
expired 7-1-2010 in Canoga Park, California   age 81   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
Nuremburg War Crimes Tribunal hangman Master Sergeant  John C. Woods
expired 7-17-1950 in Eniwetok Island   age 40   cause: accidental electrocution
Gallatin, Tennessee appliance store-turned record shop owner  Randolph Clay "Randy" Woods   founded Dot Records (1950)
born on 3-30-1917 in Morrison, Tennessee
expired 4-9-2011 in La Jolla, California   age 94   cause: complications from fall
Nixon secretary (1969-75)  Rose Mary Woods   acheived her 18½ minutes of fame when she "accidentally" erased critical sections of some tapes of her boss during Watergate
born on 12-26-1917 in Sebring, Ohio
expired 1-22-2005 in Alliance, Ohio   age 87
actor  Edward Albert Arthur Woodward   played Sergeant Howie in The Wicker Man (1973), the title character in Breaker Morant (1980) & Robert McCall (title role) in The Equalizer tv series (1985-9)
born on 6-1-1930 in Croydon, Surrey, England
expired 11-16-2009 in Truro, Cornwall, England   age 79   cause: pneumonia; circulatory disease
actor  Edward Albert Arthur Woodward   played Sergeant Howie in The Wicker Man (1973), the title character in Breaker Morant (1980) & Robert McCall (title role) in The Equalizer tv series (1985-9)
born on 6-1-1930 in Croydon, Surrey, England
expired 11-16-2009 in Truro, Cornwall, England   age 79   cause: pneumonia; circulatory disease
Academy Award-winning 1930s documentary producer  Horace L. Woods
expired 4-20-1973 in San Francisco, California   age 68
 Orator Francis Woodward   heir to the Jell-O fortune
expired 1-22-1952 in Rochester, New Jersey   age 66   cause: suicide
 Robert Burns Woodward   was the 1965 Nobel prize winner in chemistry
born on 4-10-1917 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 7-8-1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 62
historian, biographer & novelist  William E. Woodward   created the word "debunk" to describe the discrediting of unfounded legends & myths
expired 9-27-1950 in Augusta, Georgia   age 75
convenience store operator  Yvonne Woodward   sister of Malcolm X; retired Michigan Bell telephone operator
¤née: Little 
born on 8-11-1929 in Lansing, Michigan
expired 7-21-2003 in Woodland Park, Michigan   age 73   cause: lung cancer
rock bassist  Douglas Allen Woody   played with the Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule
born on 10-3-1955 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 8-25-2000 in New York, New York   age 44
physicist & businessman  Dean Everett Wooldridge   co-founded Ramo-Wooldridge Corp. (1953); merged with Thompson Products to become TRW (1958)
born on 5-30-1913 in Chickasha, Oklahoma
expired 9-20-2006 in Santa Barbara, California   age 93   cause: pneumonia
character actor, singer, songwriter  Shelby F. "Sheb" Wooley   played Ben Miller in High Noon (1952), Gabe Target in Giant (1956), Peter Nolan on the Rawhide tv series (1959-62) & Cletus in Hoosiers (1986); had novelty hit with Purple People Eater (1958); wrote the Hee-Haw theme song
¤aka: "Ben Colder
born on 4-10-1921 in Erick, Oklahoma
expired 9-16-2003 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 82   cause: leukemia
author & critic  Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf   wrote To The Lighthouse (1927)
born on 1-25-1882 in London, England
expired 3-28-1941 in Lewes, England   age 59   cause: suicide
sports agent  Bob Woolf
expired 11-30-1993   age 65
jockey  Geroge Woolf   rode Seabiscuit to an upset win over War Admiral (1938)
¤nickname: "The Iceman" 
born on 5-31-1910 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada
expired 1-4-1946 in Pasadena, California   age 35   cause: concussion; pitched off of "Please Me"
AKS: Wolf
film producer Sir  John Woolf   made The African Queen (1951), Oliver! (1968), The Day of the Jackal, Richard III (1956), Moulin Rouge (1952) and Room at the Top (1959); his films won 13 oscars
born on 3-15-1913 in Cricklewood, North London, England
expired 6-28-1999 in London, England   age 86
writer  Leonard Sidney Woolf   "whipped" husband of Virginia
expired 8-14-1969 in Rodmell, England   age 88
"Golden Era" comic book author, tv writer & novelist  William Woolfolk   he wrote for Captain Marvel ("Holey Moley"), Blackhawk & The Spirit comics, The Defenders tv series (story editor 1961-65)
born on 6-25-1917 in New York, New York
expired 7-20-2003 in Syracuse, New York   age 86   cause: congestive heart failure
musician  Eric Norman Woolfson   a co-founder of the Alan Parsons Project
born on 3-18-1945 in Glasgow, Scotland
expired 12-1-2009 in London, England   age 64   cause: cancer
author, playwright & critic  Alexander Humphries Woollcott   member of the Algonquin Round Table
born on 1-19-1887 in Phalanx, New Jersey
expired 1-23-1943 in New York, New York   age 56
archaeologist Sir  Charles Leonard Woolley   discovered the ancient city of Ur in Iraq
expired 2-20-1960 in London, England   age 79
actor  Edgar Montillion "Monty" Woolley
born on 8-17-1888 in New York, New York
expired 5-6-1963 in Albany, New York   age 74   cause: kidney & heart failure
movie comedian  Robert Woolsey   teamed with Bert Wheeler in numerous films; appeared in Diplomaniacs (1933)
born on 8-14-1888 in Oakland, California
expired 10-31-1938 in Malibu, California   age 50   cause: kidney failure
Civil War drummer & bugle boy  Albert Woolson   last surviving member of the Union Army (out of 2,675,000 men)
expired 8-2-1956 in Duluth, Minnesota   age 109
pioneering retailer  Charles Sumner Woolworth   partnered with his brother Frank and Edwin McBrier in their original 5-&10-cent store in Lockport New York in 1887
born on 8-1-1856 in Rodman, New York
expired 1-7-1947 in Scranton, Pennsylvania   age 90
pioneering retailer  Frank W. Woolworth   partnered with his brother Charles and Edwin McBrier in their original 5-&10-cent store in Lockport New York in 1887
born on 4-13-1852 in Rodman, New York
expired 4-8-1919 in Glen Cove, New York   age 66
Tennessee death row inmate  Philip Ray Workman
¤number 95920 
born on 6-1-1953
expired 5-9-2007 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 53   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001TEX12.5%
2006TWOS3.3%

actress  Irene Worth   3-time Tony winner (1965/76/91)
¤born: Harriet Elizabeth Abrams 
born on 6-23-1916 in Lincoln, Nebraska
expired 3-10-2002 in New York, New York   age 85   cause: stroke
actress  Irene Worth
¤born: Harriet Elizabeth Abrams 
born on 6-23-1916 in Fairbury, Nebraska
expired 3-10-2002 in New York, New York   age 85   cause: stroke
cinematographer  Lothrop B. Worth   photographed such epics as I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), Jesse James Meets Frankenstein (1966) and Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1967); was responsible for the 1950s 3-D movie craze: Bwana Devil (1952), House of Wax (1953) & Kiss Me Kate (1953)
born on 7-11-1903 in Melrose, Massachusetts
expired 3-17-2000 in Woodland Hills, California   age 96
movie writer/producer  Marvin Worth   made documentaries about Malcolm X (1972) and Lenny Bruce (1974), co-produced Malcolm X (1992) with Spike Lee and produced Where's Papa (1970)
born on 6-6-1925
expired 4-22-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 72   cause: lung cancer
bombastic character/B-movie actor  Nicholas Richard Worth   played Lonzak, Dr. Chaotica's chief henchman in two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager: "Bride of Chaotica" (1999) & "Shattered" (2001); also made several appearances on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; NOT the PASCAL inventor
born on 9-4-1937 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 5-7-2007 in Van Nuys, California   age 69   cause: heart failure
songwriter  Stan Worth   co-wrote tv themes for George of the Jungle cartoon & Let's Make a Deal game show; also wrote themes for the Gambit & High Rollers game shows
born on 3-29-1932 in Virginia
expired 8-31-1980 in Santa Paula, California   age 48   cause: plane crash
retired teacher  Adella Martha Wotherspoon   last survivor of the General Slocum disaster (1904)
¤born: Adele Martha Liebenow
nickname: "Tiby" 
born on 11-28-1903 in New York, New York
expired 1-26-2004 in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2003JL, RR11.1%
2004RR5.6%
   Scored 5.0000 solo points

porn stud 'Jack Wrangler' 1970s gay porn stud  Jack Wrangler   eventually got into "straight" porn (The Devil in Miss Jones II & Debbie Does Dallas 2); still later got into musical theater as a performer & producer; had been married to singer Margaret Whiting (1994-his death)
¤real name: John Robert Stillman 
born on 6-11-1946 in Los Angeles, California
expired 4-7-2009 in New York, New York   age 62   cause: emphysema
actress  Bonita Granville Wrather   former owner of Lassie and the Spruce Goose
born on 2-2-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-11-1988 in Santa Monica, California   age 65   cause: cancer
rockabilly guitarist  Frederick Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr.   leader of the Ray Men; invented the fuzz-toned "power-chord" (heard on 1958 instrumental hit "Rumble")
born on 5-2-1929 in Dunn, North Carolina
expired 11-5-2005 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 76   cause: heart failure
Fay gets her first look at Kong original King Kong (1933) actress  Vina Fay Wray
born on 9-15-1907 in Wrayland Ranch, Cardston, Alberta, Canada
expired 8-8-2004 in New York, New York   age 96
   Contest Selectors
2001DTM, NFG25%
2002DTM, JAC, JL, MORB, RAVN45.5%
2003COCO, DTM, JEDS, JL, KOHD, MB, OGGI, PCD, RAVN50.0%
2004ABRA, ADWC, DTM, KLS, LMLD, NFG, PCD38.9%
   Scored 2.9391 points

explorer, soldier of fortune & author Major  Percival Christopher Wren   served with the French Foreign Legion; wrote Beau Geste
expired 11-23-1941 in Amberley, Gloucestershire, England   age 56
Scottsboro Boys defendant  Andrew "Andy" Wright   buried in unmarked grave next to brother Leroy
born on --1912
expired ??-??-19??   age ??
"gangsta" rapper  Eric "Eazy-E" Wright   an original "Niggas Wit' Attitude"
born on 9-7-1969 in Los Angeles, California
expired 3-26-1995   age 25   cause: AIDS
prairie school architect  Frank Lloyd Wright Sr.
¤born: Frank Lincoln Wright 
born on 6-8-1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin
expired 4-9-1959 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 91
architect  Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.   headed Paramount's set design department (1916-18)
born on 3-31-1890 in Oak Park, Illinois
expired 5-31-1978 in Santa Monica, California   age 88
tv writer/producer  Herbert J. Wright   husband of actress Elaine Giftos; writer of four Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes: The Last Outpost & The Battle (Ferengi episodes from 1987), Heart of Glory (the first great Next Gen Klingon episode from 1988) and Power Play (1992)
¤The Father of the Ferengi 
born on 11-9-1946
expired 8-24-2005 in Woodland Hills, California   age 58   cause: bone cancer
poet  James Arlington Wright   won 1972 Pulitzer prize
born on 12-13-1927 in Martin's Ferry, Ohio
expired 3-25-1980 in New York, New York   age 52
country singer  John Robert "Johnny" Wright Sr.   husband of Kitty Wells
born on 5-13-1914 in Mount Juliet, Tennessee
expired 9-27-2011 in Madison, Tennessee   age 97
   Contest Selectors
2006OIE3.3%
2010OIE3.7%

AKS: Johnnie
Scottsboro Boys defendant  Leroy "Roy" Wright   came home to find wife with another man; killed her & committed suicide
born on --1918 in Chattanooga, Tennessee
expired 8-??-1959 in Chattanooga, Tennessee   age 41   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
writer  Morris Marion Wright
born on 1-6-1910 in Central City, Nebraska
expired 4-25-1998 in Mill Valley, California   age 88
Ernest Wither's photo of Moses Wright identifying Milam & Bryant as Emmett's kidnappers Mississippi sharecropper  Moses Wright   father of Simeon Wright; great-uncle of Emmett Till; testified at trial about Emmett's kidnapping
¤nickname: "Preacher" 
born on 4-8-1892
expired 8-??-1977 in Indian Head Park, Illinois   age 85
actress  Muriel Teresa Wright   received the Best Supporting actress oscar for playing Carol Beldon in Mrs. Miniver (1942); she also played Lou Gehrig's wife in Pride of the Yankees (1942) and Laura Roberts in Somewhere in Time (1980)
born on 10-27-1918 in New York, New York
expired 3-6-2005 in New Haven, Connecticut   age 86   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2004RIE5.6%
2005QKU4.3%
   Scored 6.4000 solo points

AKS: Theresa Taresa Tareesa Right Write
widow  Olgivanna Lloyd Wright   head of the Taliesin Foundation (1959-85)
¤born: Olga Ivanovna Lazovich 
expired 3-1-1985 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 85   cause: heart attack; pnemonia; influenza
pioneer aviator  Orville Wright    credited as having made the first airplane flight (12 seconds long) December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
born on 8-19-1871 in Dayton, Ohio
expired 1-30-1948 in Dayton, Ohio   age 76
author  Richard Wright   wrote Native Son
expired 11-28-1960 in Paris, France   age 52
musician  Richard William "Rick" Wright   was the founding keyboardist of Pink Floyd
born on 7-28-1945 in Hatch End, Middlesex, England
expired 9-15-2008 in England   age 65   cause: cancer
Calumet Baking Powder Co. president  Warren Wright   owned racehorse breeding farm Calumet Farms, home of Triple Crown winners Whirlaway & Citation
expired 12-28-1950 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 75
aviation pioneer  Wilbur Wright
born on 4-16-1867 in Millville, Indiana
expired 5-30-1912 in Dayton, Ohio   age 45   cause: typhoid fever
 Philip Knight "Phil" Wrigley   president of William Wrigley Chewing Gum Company 1925-1961; owned the Chicago Cubs baseball team from (1932-77)
born on 12-5-1894 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-12-1977 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin   age 82   cause: gastro-intestinal hemorrhage
 William Wrigley Jr.   founded the William Wrigley Chewing Gum Company (1891); developed Catalina Island (California) into a resort (built the casino); purchased the Chicago Cubs baseball team from Albert Lasker (1925)
born on 9-30-1861 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-26-1932 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 70
chewing gum czar  William Wrigley III
born on 1-21-1933 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-8-1999 in Chicago, Illinois   age 66
serial killer  Aileen Carol "Lee" Wuornos (Pralle)   subject of 2003 movie
¤born: Aileen Carol Pittman 
born on 2-29-1956 in Rochester, Michigan
expired 10-9-2002 in Starke, Florida   age 46   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG14%

AKS: Wornos Wornous
organ company founder  Rudolph Wurlitzer   built first electro-mechanical automated musical instrument, often found in carousels
born on 1-31-1831 in Schoneck, Germany
expired 1-14-1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio   age 82
discount electronics retailer  Samuel S. Wurtzel   in 1949 opened the Ward Company in Richmond, Virginia to sell tvs; by 1977 it had changed it's name to Circuit City
born on 3-2-1907
expired 12-5-1985 in Mount Kisco, New York   age 78
tv executive  Robert J. Wussler   a former CBS tv network president; a co-founder of CNN
born on 9-8-1936 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 6-5-2010 in Westport, Connecticut   age 73
actor  Klausjürgen Wussow
born on 4-30-1929 in Cammin, Pommerania, Germany
expired 6-19-2007 in Rüdersdorf, Germany   age 78   cause: complications from dementia
   Contest Selectors
2007WEP3.2%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (two to be exact)

AKS: Klausjurgen
actress  Jane Waddington Wyatt   played the love interest Sondra in Lost Horizon (1937) & later Spock's mom Amanda
¤Mrs. Edgar Ward 
born on 8-13-1912 in Campgaw, New Jersey
expired 10-20-2006 in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California   age 94
   Contest Selectors
2006CSI3.3%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

artist  Andrew Newell Wyeth   did lots of paintings of Helga Testorf
born on 7-12-1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
expired 1-15-2009 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania   age 91
   Contest Selectors
2005TBC4.3%
2006LMLD3.3%
2007OIE3.2%
2008OIE, TFM6.3%
2009GOHI, TFM6.7%
   Scored 4.6500 points

former CBS broadcasting technician/executive (1939-85)  Gilbert P. Wyland   produced first Rose Parade telecast (1939); oversaw construction of CBS Television City (1953); head of technical operations for CBS' coverage of Squaw Valley Olympics (1960; garnered him an Emmy)
born on 4-28-1915
expired 12-2-2002 in Valencia, California   age 87   cause: heart problems
composer  George Wyle   wrote music for The Ballad of Gilligan's Island (1964; lyrics by Sherwood Schwartz)
¤real name: Bernard Weissman 
born on 3-22-1916 in New York, New York
expired 5-2-2003 in Tarzana, California   age 87   cause: leukemia
AKS: Wylie
director  William Wyler   nephew of Carl Laemmle Sr.; directed Jezebel (1938), Wuthering Heights (1939), The Westerner (1940); Mrs. Miniver (1942; oscar), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946; oscar) & Ben Hur (1959; oscar)
born on 7-1-1902 in Muhlhausen, Germany
expired 7-26-1981 in Beverly Hills, California   age 79   cause: heart attack
author  Philip Gordon Wylie   co-wrote When Worlds Collide; coined term "momism"
born on 5-12-1902 in Beverly, Massachusetts
expired 10-25-1971 in Coral Gables, Florida   age 69   cause: heart ailment
character actress  Meg Wyllie   played The Keeper in the original Star Trek pilot The Cage, Matilda, one of Dan Fielding's elderly "dates" on Night Court (1984) & Aunt Lolly on Mad About You (1992)
born on 2-15-1917 in Honolulu, Hawaii
expired 1-1-2002 in Glendale, California   age 84   cause: heart failure
AKS: Wylie
actress and ex-Mrs. Gipper  Jane Wyman   played the matriarch on Falcon Crest
¤born: Sarah Jane Mayfield Fulks 
born on 1-4-1917 in Saint Joseph, Missouri
expired 9-10-2007 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 90
   Contest Selectors
2001NFG12½%
2002CMH9.1%
2003DTM, KOHD11.1%
2004NFG5.6%
2005NFG, QKU, RAVN, WORM17.4%
2006NFG, QKU, RAVN, TFM13.3%
2007ANG, DTH, NFG, PUD, RPRM, TFM19.4%
   Scored 3.5781 points

former CBS head (1980-86)  Thomas Hunt Wyman Sr.
born on 11-30-1929 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 1-8-2003 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 73   cause: complications from abdominal surgery for an infection
country singer  Tammy Wynette   had 1968 hit with Stand By Your Man
¤born: Virginia Wynette Pugh 
born on 5-5-1942 in Itawamba County, Mississippi
expired 4-6-1998 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 55   cause: blood clot
Hall-of-Fame pitcher  Early Wynn   1959 Cy Young Award winner; won 300 games
¤aka: "Gus" 
born on 1-6-1920 in Hartford, Alabama
expired 4-4-1999 in Venice, Florida   age 79   cause: heart attack; stroke
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA6.3%

comedian  Ed Wynn   father of Keenan
¤real name: Isiah Edwin Leopold 
born on 11-9-1886 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-19-1966 in Beverly Hills, California   age 79
actor  Keenan Wynn   son of Ed; played Major Bat Guano in Dr. Strangelove (1963)
¤real name: Francis Aloysius Wynn 
born on 7-27-1916 in New York, New York
expired 10-14-1986 in Brentwood, California   age 70
journalist  Arthur Wynne   invented the Crossword Puzzle (1913), spawning legions of cruciverbalists
born on 6-22-1871 in Liverpool, England
expired 1-14-1945 in Clearwater, Florida   age 73
actress  Dana Wynter   played Becky Driskoll in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
¤born: Dagmar Winter 
born on 6-8-1931 in Berlin, Germany
expired 5-5-2011 in Ojai, California   age 79   cause: congestive heart failure
advertising agency co-founder (1951)  Lois Helene Wyse   wrote the slogan "With a name like Smucker's it has to be good."; later in life became a children's author
¤née: Wohlgemuth 
born on 10-30-1926 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 7-6-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 80   cause: stomach cancer
Swiss Army chaplain  Johann David Wyss   father of Johann Rudolph; started the novel Swiss Family Robinson
born on 3-4-1743 in Bern, Switzerland
expired 1-11-1818 in Bern, Switzerland   age 74
University of Bern philosophy prof.  Johann Rudolph Wyss   son of Johann David; edited & published the novel Swiss Family Robinson; he wrote the words to the Swiss National Anthem
born on 3-4-1782 in Bern, Switzerland
expired 3-21-1830 in Bern, Switzerland   age 48
AKS: Rudolf

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