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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%
2000BOD, IVY, TEX43%
2001BOD, DTM, NFG, RR, TEX62½%
   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

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
   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
2002DTM, JAC, MORB27.3%
2003COCO, DTM, KOHD, MJ22.2%
2005ADWC, ANG, QKU, SLIM17.4%
2006ADWC, ANG, DFFC, QKU13.3%
   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
   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
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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%
   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%
   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

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
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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

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