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    Frank Finlay: Born: 1926-08-06 - Died: 2016-01-30
    Frank Finlay was an Oscar-nominated actor best known for his roles as Iago in Othello and Jacob Marley’s ghost in A Christmas Carol.
    Al Molinaro: Born: 1919-06-24 - Died: 2015-10-30
    Al Molinaro was an actor best known as Al Delvecchio on the sitcom Happy Days. He was also Murray Greshler on The Odd Couple and regularly appeared in commercials for On-Cor frozen dinners.
    Tyler Drumheller: Born: 1952-04-12 - Died: 2015-08-02
    Tyler Drumheller was a top spy with the CIA and the division chief for the Directorate of Operations (DO) – for clandestine operations in Europe. He is best known for exposing U.S. reliance on discredited sources used to make the case for the war in Iraq.
    Movita Castaneda: Born: 1916-04-12 - Died: 2015-02-12
    Movita Castaneda was an actress who appeared in films like Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). She was the second wife of actor Marlon Brando and mother of Miko Castaneda Brando and Rebecca Brando Kotlizky
    Jack Bruce: Born: 1943-05-14 - Died: 2014-10-25
    Jack Bruce was a musician best known for his work as the bass player from Cream. He did maintain a solo career for several decades and appeared in various groups as a bassist, songwriter, harmonica player, pianist, and cellist.
    Tom Sneddon: Born: 1941-05-26 - Died: 2014-11-01
    Thomas Sneddon, Jr. was a lawyer who served more than 30 years as a prosecutor, and more than 20 years as a District Attorney. As the DA of Santa Barbara County, CA, Sneddon unsuccessfully prosecuted Michael Jackson on child molestation charges.
    Fred Phelps: Born: 1929-11-13 - Died: 2014-03-19
    Fred Phelps was the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, widely known as a hate group, which was established in 1955. Phelps led the group through all of its anti-gay propaganda and hate speech (including protests at funerals) for years until he was excommunicated in 2013. In a nutshell, he was the “God hates fags” […]
    Harold Camping: Born: 1921-07-19 - Died: 2013-12-15
    Harold Camping was a preacher and end time “prognosticator” who led the Family Radio Network, a California-based evangelical outlet. Over the years, Camping made numerous doomsday predictions – all of which were wrong (obviously). His most recent completely wrong end-of-the-world prediction took place in 2011. After failing again, Camping stopped making his predictions.
    Diane Disney Miller: Born: 1933-12-18 - Died: 2013-11-19
    Diane Disney Miller was the only biological daughter of Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian Bounds Disney. Her husband Ron W. Miller was CEO of The Walt Disney Company until 1984. Diane Disney Miller was one of the driving forces behind the opening on the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a project that faced a plethora […]
    John Palmer: Born: 1935-09-10 - Died: 2013-08-03
    John Palmer was a journalist, news anchor and correspondent most famous for his work on NBC News He appeared on the Today Show and NBC News at Sunrise, and was a White House correspondent in the late 70s and early 80s. He covered the Iran hostage crisis and the Challenger disaster.
    David Morris Kern: Born: 1909 - Died: 2013-05-03
    David Morris Kern, 103, was well known as the creator of Orajel. Kern created Orajel to help alleviate the pain of teething children, but the product went on to become the number one toothache medication for many years. As to his long life, Kern was quoted as saying good genes led to him living past […]
    Elwin Wilson: Born: N/A - Died: 2013-03-28
    Elwin Wilson was a former Ku Klux Klan supporter who became famous when he publicly apologized for his racist past. The reformed KKK member apologized specifically for a violent past that included the beating of a black man who went on to become a U.S. Congressman.
    Joe Weider: Born: 1919-11-29 - Died: 2013-03-23
    Joe Weider was a fitness and bodybuilding icon who founded the Mr. Olympia and Mrs. Olympia contests. He also founded the popular fitness magazines Shape, Men’s Fitness, and Flex. Weider was also known for mentoring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    George Lowe: Born: 1924-01-15 - Died: 2013-03-20
    Wallace George Lowe was a mountaineer and explorer most known for climbing Mt. Everest in the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition. Two members of the expedition became the first known people to summit the world’s highest peak. Lowe was the last surviving member of the expedition. Lowe was also an educator and film director.
    Roy Brown Jr.: Born: 1916-10-30 - Died: 2013-02-24
    Roy Brown Jr. was a car designer for the Ford Motor company who is best known for being the man behind the futuristic Edsel model, a bold vision which failed spectacularly in the late 1950s/early 1960s when it failed to catch on with the American public.
    Debi Austin: Born: NA - Died: 2012-02-22
    Deborah “Debi” Austin was a woman from California who became well known as an anti-smoking advocate, appearing in a number of commercials for the cause.
    Adele Hall: Born: NA-NA-1931 - Died: 2013-01-26
    Adele Hall was a civic leader and the wife of Hallmark Cards chairman Donald Hall. She was also the first woman to be president of the Heart of America United Way, and was once nominated as the Kansas Citian of the year, by the city’s chamber of commerce. A Kansas City Star report calls her […]
    Mary O’Connor: Born: Unknown - Died: 2013-01-27
    Mary O’Connor was the long-time secretary of Hugh Hefner, the publisher of Playboy magazine. O’Connor made multiple appearances on the reality TV show The Girls Next Door.
    Etty Allen: Born: 1922 - Died: 2013-01-02
    Henrietta “Etty” Allen was the mother of former Virginia Governor George F. Allen and current Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen. Her husband, George H. Allen, was also an NFL coach who headed the Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins during his career.
    Dina Manfredini: Born: 1897-04-04 - Died: 2012-12-17
    Dina Manfredini was the world’s oldest woman for 13 days. She was born in Italy on April 4, 1897 and died at the age of 115 in Johnston, Iowa.
    Deborah Raffin: Born: 1953-03-13 - Died: 2012-11-21
    Deborah Raffin was a well-known actress and audiobook publisher from Los Angeles, California. Raffin was well-known for acting small roles in movies and televisions series during the 1970s and late 1990s. Raffin was also known for launching a successful audiobook publishing career in 1985 with her late husband Michael Viner.
    Joe South: Born: 1940-02-28 - Died: 2012-09-05
    Joe South was a well-known singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is mostly known for his original song of “Games People Play,” which earned Grammies for both “Best Contemporary Song” and “Song of the Year.” Joe South was born as Joseph Alfred Souter, and started off his musical career in 1958 with the hit […]
    Rodney King: Born: 1965-04-02 - Died: 2012-06-17
    Rodney King was the man at the center of the L.A. riots in 1992, after the police officers who were captured on video beating him after a high-speed chase were acquitted. The verdict set off thousands of people in California on a six-day long spree of violence and looting; an estimated 53 people lost their […]
    Walter Breuning: Born: 1896-09-21 - Died: 2011-04-14
    Walter Breuning was the oldest, undisputed American-born man on record before his death. On March 30, 2011, he became the third oldest man ever, and is listed as one of the 50 oldest people ever.
    Harry Coover: Born: 1917-03-06 - Died: 2011-03-26
    Harry Coover was an inventor who created one of the most unique products in the 20th century – Super Glue. The inventor held over 460 patents, with Super Glue being his swan song.
    Eunice Sanborn: Born: 1896-07-20 - Died: 2011-01-31
    Before her death, Sanborn was recognized as the oldest living person in the world. At 115 years old, Sanborn became recognized as the 43rd oldest person in recorded history.
    Henry Gibson: Born: 1935-09-21 - Died: 2009-09-14
    Gibson was an actor who is probably most remembered for being a cast member of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In and his recurring role of Judge Clark Brown on Boston Legal. Gibson also had a long theatrical career which included titles such as… The Nutty Professor Innerspace The ‘Burbs Gremlins 2: The New Batch Bio-Dome Wedding […]
    DJ AM: Born: 1973-03-30 - Died: 2009-08-28
    Goldstein was a disc disc jockey who went by the name DJ AM and was a former member of the band Crazy Town. He had also worked with Madonna, Will Smith, and Papa Roach. DJ AM is probably most known for being seriously injured in a Learjet crash, along with Travis Barker from Blink 182.
    Robert McNamara: Born: 1916-06-09 - Died: 2009-07-06
    McNamara was the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968. After his Defense Secretary days were done he served as President of the World Bank from 1968 until 1981. McNamara is credited with the institution of systems analysis in public policy, which developed into […]