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  • Doink The Clown: Born: 1957-07-27 - Died: 2013-06-28
    Doink the Clown, real name Matt Osborne, 55, was a famous wrestler most known for his colorful clown antics in the ring. He participated in the WWF/WWE and smaller independent leagues. Doink as a character has been played by many wrestlers, but Osborne was the first and remains the most beloved.
    Mitchell Guist: Born: 1940-01-01 - Died: 2012-05-14
    Guist was an alligator hunter, who was featured on History Channel’s hit television show “Swamp People”, which is shot in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya swamp.
    George Lindsey: Born: 1928-12-17 - Died: 2012-05-06
    Lindsey was an actor, who is best known for his role as “Goober Pyle” on The Andy Griffith Show and his subsequent work on Hee-Haw.
    Robert Sherman: Born: 1925-12-19 - Died: 2012-03-05
    Sherman was a songwriter who specialized in musical films. Working with his brother, their work can be heard in Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose, and the theme song of “It’s a Small World (After All)”.
    John McCarthy: Born: 1927-09-04 - Died: 2011-10-24
    McCarthy was a computer scientist and cognitive scientist, he received the Turing Award in 1971 for his contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence. He actually coined the term “Artificial Intelligence” during a proposal for the 1956 Dartmouth Conference. McCarthy also invented the LISP programming language.
    Fred Shuttlesworth: Born: 1922-03-18 - Died: 2011-10-05
    Fred Shuttlesworth was a civil rights activist who lead the charge against segregation and other forms of racism as a minister in Birmingham, Alabama. He was the co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy from Montgomery, Rev. Joseph Lowery from Mobile, Alabama, Rev. T.J. Jemison […]
    Orlando Brown: Born: 1970-12-12 - Died: 2011-09-23
    Brown was a professional football player who played for both the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens. Orlando “Zeus” Brown retired in 2005 and spent his post-football years franchising restaurants.
    Vesta Williams: Born: 1963-03-18 - Died: 2011-09-23
    Williams was an R&B sing who never had any certified gold albums nor any Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, but was the beloved singer of six Top 10 hits on the US Billboard R&B chart. Her career spanned from the 1980s to the mid-2000s. She is probably best known for her hits: […]
    Uncle Frank: Born: 1934-00-00 - Died: 2011-08-23
    Frank Potenza, better known as “Uncle Frank”, was the security guard for his nephews late night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Uncle Frank was a former New York City police officer, where he served 20 years on the force. Earlier in career he was a personal security guard for Frank Sinatra.
    Dan Peek: Born: 1950-11-01 - Died: 2011-07-24
    Peek was a member of the “rock band” America from 1970 to 1977. During his tenure with the group he contributed lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, and harmonica. Peek was on four top 100 singles: Don’t Cross The River, Lonely People, Woman Tonight, and Today’s the Day. After growing tired of life on […]