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©2013 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 12-20-2013 at 21:55 GMT

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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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