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January

      Jan. 1, Ray Walston, 86, actor
      Jan. 4, Les Brown, 88, bandleader
      Jan. 10, Bryan Gregory, 45, original guitarist for the Cramps
      Jan. 12, Affirmed, 26, last thoroughbred horse to win the Triple Crown
      Jan. 12, William Hewlett, 87, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard
      Jan. 13, Michael Cuccione, 16, member of spoof band on MTV's "2gether"
      Jan. 16, Virginia O'Brien, 81, actress
      Jan. 17, Gregory Corso, 70, poet
      Jan. 17, Al Waxman, 65, actor
      Jan. 21, Byron de la Beckwith, 80, Klansman convicted of assassinating civil rights leader Medgar Evers
      Jan. 30, Jean-Pierre Aumont, 90, actor
      Jan. 30, O. Winston Link, 86, photographer
      Jan. 31, Gordon R. Dickson, 77, science fiction writer
      

February

      Feb. 4, J.J. Johnson, 76, bebop trombonist and composer
      Feb. 4, Iannis Xenakis, 78, composer
      Feb. 5, Carl Loeffler, 54, curator and founder of Mamelle and Artcom
      Feb. 7, Dale Evans, 88, actress-singer and widow of Roy Rogers
      Feb. 7, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 94, aviator and author
      Feb. 10, Buddy Tate, 87, jazz saxophonist
      Feb. 16, The Great Alanza (Harold Davis), 82, daredevil high-wire artist
      Feb. 16, William Howard Masters, 85, sex researcher
      Feb. 18, Balthus, 92, European modernist painter
      Feb. 18, Dale Earnhart, 49, NASCAR race car driver
      Feb. 18, Eddie Mathews, 69, baseball Hall of Famer
      Feb. 19, Stanley Kramer, 87, film producer
      Feb. 20, Irina Bugrimova, 90, animal tamer; first woman to train lions and tigers
      Feb. 20, Rosemary DeCamp, 90, actress
      Feb. 22, John Fahey, 61, avant-garde acoustic guitarist
      Feb. 24, Claude Shannon, 84, mathematician and computer scientist
      Feb. 25, A.R. Ammons, 75, author
      Feb. 27, Stan Margulies, 80, TV and movie producer
      

March

      March 1, Henry Wade, 86, former district attorney for Dallas County, TX - most famous as the defendant in Roe v. Wade
      March 5, Glenn Hughes, 50, "leather guy" from The Village People
      March 8, Dame Ninette de Valois, 102, dancer and choreographer
      March 12, Morton Downey Jr., 67, TV talk show host
      March 12, Robert Ludlum, 73, suspense novelist
      March 15, Ann Sothern, 92, actress
      March 18, John Phillips, 56, musician from The Mamas and the Papas
      March 22, William Hanna, 90, animation pioneer
      March 23, Toby Wing, 85, actress
      March 29, John Lewis, 80, pianist, conductor and Modern Jazz Quartet leader
      March 31, Nakamura Utaemon VI, 84, Kabuki actor
      

April

      April 1, Ted McCarty, 91, guitar designer
      April 4, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, 69, hot rod builder and illustrator
      April 7, Beatrice Straight, 86, Oscar-winning actress (for "Network")
      April 9, Nyree Dawn Porter, 61, actress
      April 10, Robert Moon, 83, father of the zip code
      April 11, Sir Harry Secombe, 79, comedian famous for "The Goon Show"
      April 10, Willie Stargell, 60, baseball Hall of Famer
      April 12, Harvey Ball, 79, commercial artist credited with creating the smiley face
      April 14, Hiroshi Teshigahara, 74, Japanese filmmaker
      April 15, Joey Ramone, 49, rock singer and all-around genius
      April 20, Giuseppe Sinopoli, 54, conductor
      

May

      May 5, Boozoo Chavis, 70, "King of Zydeco"
      May 5, Cliff Hillegass, 83, creator of Cliffs Notes
      May 7, Joseph Greenberg, 85, linguist
      May 10, Deborah Walley, 57, actress
      May 12, Douglas Adams, 49, author
      May 12, Perry Como, 89, singer
      May 13, Jason Miller, 62, playwright and actor
      May 13, R.K. Narayan, 94, author
      May 19, Susannah McCorkle, 55, jazz singer
      May 22, Whitman Mayo, 70, actor (Grady from "Sanford and Son")
      May 24, Patricia Hilliard Robertson, 38, physician, pilot, and astronaut
      May 25, Alberto Korda, 72, Cuban photographer
      May 28, John Joseph Moakley, Massachusetts politician
      May 30, Frank Biner, 51, singer and Tower Of Power songwriter
      May 31, Arlene Francis, 93, actress and "What's My Line?" panelist
      

June

      June 1, Hank Ketcham, 81, Dennis The Menace cartoonist
      June 1, King Birendra of Nepal, 55, shot by his son, Crown Prince Dipendra, in massacre of the royal family
      June 2, Imogene Coca, 92, comedienne and actress
      June 3, Anthony Quinn, 86, Oscar-winning actor
      June 4, John Hartford, 63, country musician-songwriter
      June 7, Victor Paz Estenssoro, 93, former president of Bolivia and founder of National Revolutionary Party
      June 11, Timothy McVeigh, 33, terrorist; executed by U.S. government
      June 13, David Spedding, 58, spymaster and former head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service
      June 21, Carroll O'Connor, 76, actor best known for his role as Archie Bunker in "All in the Family"
      June 21, John Lee Hooker, 80, blues musician
      June 23, Yvonne Dionne, 67, one of the Dionne quintuplets
      June 26, Margaret Kilgallen, 33, San Francisco graffiti artist
      June 27, Tove Jansson, 86, Finnish author and artist
      June 27, Jack Lemmon, 76, Oscar-winning actor
      June 28, Mortimer Adler, 98, author of "Great Books of the Western World"
      June 30, Chet Atkins, 74, guitarist
      June 30, Joe Henderson, 64, tenor saxophonist
      

July

      July 3, Mordecai Richler, 70, author
      July 5, Ely Callaway, 82, golf visionary
      July 5, Hannelore Kohl, 68, wife of former German chancellor Helmut Kohl
      July 11, Herman Brood, 54, Dutch musician, painter and actor
      July 12, James Bernard, 75, movie score composer and Oscar-winning screenwriter
      July 17, Katharine Graham, 84, newspaper and magazine publisher
      July 18, Mimi Farina, 56, folk musician and founder of Bread and Roses
      July 20, Gunther Gebel-Williams, 66, lion tamer extraordinaire
      July 23, Eudora Welty, 92, author
      July 27, Leon Wilkeson, 49, Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist
      July 29, Elizabeth Yates McGreal, 95, author
      July 31, Poul Anderson, 74, science-fiction author
      

August

      Aug. 2, Ron Towson, 68, singer and founding member of The Fifth Dimension
      Aug. 3, Christopher Hewett, actor
      Aug. 4, Lorenzo Music, 64, voice of Garfield the cat and of Carlton, the unseen, tipsy doorman on "Rhoda"
      Aug. 6, Jorge Amado, 88, writer
      Aug. 6, Alan Rafkin, 73, Emmy-winning director
      Aug. 7, Larry Adler, 87, harmonica player
      Aug. 8, Maureen Reagan, 60, political activist and daughter of President Ronald Reagan
      Aug. 14, Earl Anthony, 63, bowling champion
      Aug. 16, Floyd Spence, 73, South Carolina politician
      Aug. 20, Fred Hoyle 86, astronomer and science-fiction writer
      Aug. 23, Kathleen Freeman, 78, character actress
      Aug. 25, Aaliyah, 22, singer and actress
      Aug. 25, John Chambers, 78, special-effects makeup artist
      Aug. 30, Julie Bishop, 87, actress
      Aug. 31, Lawrence "Crash" Davis, 82, minor league infielder made famous by the movie Bull Durham
      

September

      Sept. 2, Dr. Christiaan Barnard, 78, first doctor to perform a human-to-human heart transplant
      Sept. 2, Troy Donahue, 65, actor
      Sept. 3, Pauline Kael, 82, movie critic
      Sept. 4, Henry Nasiff, 39, better known as Hank, the Angry, Drunken Dwarf of Howard Stern fame
      Sept. 5, Justin Wilson, 87, Cajun chef and storyteller
      Sept. 6, Carl Crack, 30, member of Atari Teenage Riot
      Sept. 11, David Angell, 54, TV producer
      Sept. 11, Barbara Olson, 45, political commentator and writer
      Sept. 12, Victor Keung Wong, 74, actor
      Sept. 16, Samuel Z. Arkoff, 83, film producer and studio chief
      Sept. 22, Isaac Stern, 81, violinist
      Sept. 25, Lani O'Grady, 46, actress
      

October

      Oct. 5, Emilie Schindler, 93, humanitarian who, with her husband, helped save 1,000 Jews during WWII
      Oct. 7, Herblock, 91, political cartoonist
      Oct. 12, Otis Young, 69, first African-American with a starring role on a TV Western ("The Outcasts")
      Oct. 23, the Rev. Howard Finster, artist
      Oct. 25, Dr. Marvin Harris, anthropologist
      

November

      Nov. 6, Anthony Shaffer, 75, playwright best known for "Sleuth"
      Nov. 9, Dorothy Dunnett, 78, Scottish novelist
      Nov. 10, Ken Kesey, 66, author
      Nov. 12, Carrie Donovan, 73, fashion editor
      Nov. 16, Tommy Flanagan, 71, bop pianist
      Nov. 22, Mary Kay Ash, 83, cosmetics magnate
      Nov. 22, Norman Granz, 83, record executive
      Nov. 23, Mary Whitehouse, 91, British media watchdog
      Nov. 29, Budd Boetticher. 85, film director
      Nov. 29, George Harrison, 58, rock musician
      Nov. 29, John Knowles, 75, author
      

December

      Dec. 8, Don Tennant, 79, ad man who created Tony the Tiger and The Marlboro Man
      Dec. 15, W.G. Sebald, 57, author
      Dec. 16, Rufus Thomas, 84, musician and DJ
      Dec. 15, Thuy Trang, 26, actress who played the Yellow Ranger in the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" movies
      Dec. 19, Dan DeCarlo, 82, Archie cartoonist
      Dec. 26, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, 72, British actor
      Dec. 31, Eileen Heckart, 82, Oscar-winning actress (for "Butterflies Are Free")
      Dec. 31, Julia Phillips, 57, first woman to win a Best Picture Oscar (for "The Sting")



compiled from:
      http://www3.sympatico.ca/jenoff/
      http://www.youbettheirlife.com
      http://www.factmonster.com
      http://www.wikipedia.com
      http://www.webspan.net/~pokey/
      http://dpsinfo.com/dps.html
      http://home.kscable.com/yohms/
      my local newspaper

If I have made any glaring omissions, please /msg me. Thank you!

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