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  • Tom Laughlin: Born: 1931-08-10 - Died: 2013-12-12
    Tom Laughlin was an American actor best known for portraying Billy Jack in a series of movies by the same name during the 1960s and 1970s. In his later years, Laughlin ran for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President as a staunch environmentalist.
    Eleanor Parker: Born: 1922-06-26 - Died: 2013-12-09
    Eleanor Parker was an actress best known for her role in The Sound of Music. She was nominated for three Academy Awards for her roles in Caged, Detective Story and Interrupted Melody. She appeared in 80 films and on various television shows.
    Stanley Kauffmann: Born: 1916-04-24 - Died: 2013-10-09
    Stanley Kauffmann was a well-known movie critic for The New Republic. Starting in 1958, Kauffmann wrote movie reviews for The New Republic over 50 years. During his career he was also an editor, author, stage manager, and actor.
    Hiroshi Yamauchi: Born: 1927-11-07 - Died: 2013-09-19
    Hiroshi Yamauchi was the third president of Nintendo, helming the company from 1949 to 2002. He is credited with turning the card-making company to the gaming giant that we know today. Yamauchi stepped down in 2002, handing the company over to Satoru Iwata. Yamauchi was also the majority owner in the Seattle Mariners and on […]
    Mario Machado: Born: 1935-04-22 - Died: 2013-05-04
    Mario Machado was a broadcast reporter in the Los Angeles area. He was also known for playing a reporter in movies such as RoboCop, Brian’s Song, Rocky III, and Scarface.
    A.B.C. Whipple: Born: 1918-06-15 - Died: 2013-03-17
    Addison Beecher Colvin Whipple is an author and historian who was once an executive editor at Time-Life Books. He is best-known for convincing President Franklin D. Roosevelt to allow the publishing of a World War II photo of dead U.S. soldiers.
    Lou Myers: Born: 1935-09-26 - Died: 2013-02-19
    Lou Myers, 77, was an American actor well known for his role in A Different World as Vernon Gaines. Myers got his first break as an actor as an understudy in a Broadway play. From there, he starred in a number of films and TV shows. His last film was Kings of the Evening.
    Zig Ziglar: Born: 1926-11-06 - Died: 2012-11-28
    Zig Ziglar (born as Hilary Hinton Ziglar) was a well-known motivational speaker and book author from Gary, Indiana. Ziglar was mostly known for his motivational speeches and seminars at sports arenas. Ziglar also published various books, such as: Zig Ziglar’s Secrets of Closing the Sale (1982), Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and […]
    Gore Vidal: Born: 1925-10-13 - Died: 2012-07-31
    Gore Vidal (born as Eugene Luther Gore Vidal) was a well-known political activist, playwright, and novelist from West Point in New York, NY. Gore Vidal was mostly known for his fiction/non-fiction essays and political writings. Gore Vidal began his writing career at the age of 19 in 1946 with his first fiction novel titled Williwaw, […]
    John Finnegan: Born: 1926-08-18 - Died: 2012-07-29
    John Finnegan (also known as “J.P. Finnegan”) was a well-known character actor from New York, NY. Mostly known for his various character roles in the crime drama Columbo, Finnegan also held other various roles in big-production movies, such as: An American Tail, The Natural, and Mars Attacks, and Last Action Hero. Finnegan also held minor […]