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Aaliyah (hip hop singer/actress) -- Dead. Burned to death in a plane crash. Died August 25, 2001. Born January 16, 1979. Full name: Aaliyah Dana Haughton, was to have appeared in the second and third Matrix movies.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Hank Aaron (baseball great) -- Alive. Born February 5, 1934. Baseball's homerun king.  Home Page  IMDb

Edward Abbey (environmental author) -- Dead. Complications of surgery. Died March 14, 1989. Born January 29, 1927. The Best of Edward Abbey.  Home Page

John Abbot (British actor) -- Dead. Natural causes. Died May 24, 1996. Born June 5, 1905.  IMDb

Bud Abbott (comic) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 24, 1974. Born October 6, 1897. The tall straight man of the Abbott and Costello team.  Home Page  IMDb

George Abbott (writer/director) -- Dead. Extreme old age. Died January 31, 1995. Born June 25, 1887. Directed Damn Yankees and the Broadway debut of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  IBDB  IMDb

Philip Abbott (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 23, 1998. Born March 21, 1923. Arthur Ward in The FBI.  IMDb

Thomas Abercrombie (photographer/writer) -- Dead. Heart disease/following heart surgery. Died April 3, 2006. Born August 13, 1930. National Geographic who took iconic photos (self-portrait of himself with ice on his beard at the South Pole was a classic), self-educated Middle East expert.  Home Page

Rev. Ralph David Abernathy (civil rights leader) -- Dead. Died April 17, 1990. Born March 11, 1926.

Helen Aberson (writer) -- Dead. Parkinson's disease. Died April 3, 1999. Born June 16, 1907. Dumbo.  IMDb

F. Murray Abraham (actor) -- Alive. Born October 24, 1939. Won an Oscar for Salieri in Amadeus (which he shot at the same time as Scarface), also performed in In the Name of the Rose and a lot of theater, married to the same woman for over 50 years, which is rare among actors.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

Bella Abzug (feminist/Congressional representative) -- Dead. Complications of heart surgery. Died March 31, 1998. Born July 24, 1920. Not buying hats...This woman's place was in the House..., a founder of WEDO.  Home Page  FindAGrave

Kathy Acker (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 30, 1997. Born April 18, 1943. Bodies of Work: Essays.  Home Page

Forrest J Ackerman (magazine editor, invented the term "sci-fi") -- Dead. [rumors] Heart failure. Died December 4, 2008. Born November 24, 1916. Accumulated a massive SF/movie collection, but later had to move to smaller quarters and sold most of it off, edited Forrest J Ackerman's World of Science Fiction.   AwardWeb  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Harry Ackerman (producer) -- Dead. Died February 3, 1991. Born November 17, 1912. Produced '60s TV comedies like Hazel, Bewitched, and The Flying Nun, died on the same day as Nancy Kulp.  IMDb

Paul "Red" Adair (Oil well fire expert) -- Dead. Died August 7, 2004. Born June 18, 1915. Famous before the Gulf War - John Wayne played him in 1968's Hellfighters.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Ansel Adams (photographer) -- Dead. Heart failure and cancer. Died April 22, 1984. Born February 20, 1902. Ansel Adams: An Autobiography.  Home Page

Brooke Adams (actress) -- Alive. Born February 8, 1949. Days of Heaven and the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, married to Tony Shaloub.  IMDb

Cecily Adams (casting director/actress) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died March 3, 2004. Born February 6, 1958. One of the actresses who played Moogie on Deep Space Nine, casting director for That '70s Show, daughter of Don Adams, married to Jim Beaver (Deadwood). Make memorial contributions to: Cecily Adams Fund.  Home Page  IMDb

Don Adams (actor) -- Dead. Lung infection/bone lymphoma. Died September 25, 2005. Born April 13, 1923. Get Smart, Inspector Gadget, childhood friend of Bill Dana, appeared on the NBC 75th Anniversary Show, died on the same day as M. Scott Peck. Make memorial contributions to: Motion Picture and Television Fund.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Douglas Adams (hysterically-funny writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 11, 2001. Born March 11, 1952. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  Home Page  IMDb

Edie Adams (actress/comic) -- Dead. Pneumonia, cancer. Died October 15, 2008. Born April 16, 1927. Famous for the Muriel cigar commercials, won a Tony for playing Daisy Mae in Lil Abner, married to Ernie Kovacs.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Mason Adams (actor) -- Dead. Died April 26, 2005. Born February 26, 1919. Lou Grant and many commercial voiceovers, particularly for Smucker's, died on the same day as Maria Schell.  IBDB  IMDb

Maud Adams (actress/model) -- Alive. Born February 12, 1945. Bond girl multiple times.  IMDb

Richard Adams (writer) -- Alive. Born May 9, 1920. Watership Down , The Plague Dogs, born on the same day as Frank Perdue and William Tenn.  IMDb

George Adamson (game preserve manager) -- Dead. Murdered by poacher. Died August 20, 1989. Born February 3, 1906. Retrained dozens of animals so they could hunt in the wild.

Joy Adamson (writer/wildlife fundraiser) -- Dead. Murdered by an irate former employee. Died January 3, 1980. Born January 20, 1910. Raised a wild lion cub and wrote a series of Born Free books.

Charles Addams (cartoonist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 29, 1988. Born January 7, 1912. The World of Charles Addams.  IMDb

Kurt Adler (therapist/writer) -- Dead. Died June 4, 1997. Born April 2, 1905.  Home Page

Larry Adler (harmonica player) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 6, 2001. Born February 10, 1914. Talented musician who relocated to England during the McCarthy era.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Margot Adler (journalist/writer) -- Dead. Died July 28, 2014. Born April 16, 1946. Longtime NPR correspondent, created the longtime radio show Hour of the Wolf, wrote the classic pagan books Drawing Down the Moon and Heretic's Heart: A Journey Through Spirit and Revolution, died same day as James Shigeta.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Mortimer Adler (writer, "Great Books" editor) -- Dead. Respiratory infection. Died June 28, 2001. Born December 28, 1902.  Home Page

John Agar (actor) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died April 7, 2002. Born January 31, 1921. First husband of Shirley Temple Black, in dozens of monster movies.  IMDb

Spiro Agnew (politician) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died September 17, 1996. Born November 9, 1918. Richard Nixon's VP, who, like Dan Quayle, kept his boss assassination-proof.

Danny Aiello (actor) -- Alive. Born June 20, 1933. Sal in Do the Right Thing, Johnny in Moonstruck.  IMDb

Alvin Ailey (dancer) -- Dead. AIDS. Died December 1, 1989. Born January 5, 1931. Taught dance to inner city kids and founded a professional dance troupe, Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Claude Akins (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 27, 1994. Born May 25, 1926.  IMDb

Moustapha Akkad (producer) -- Dead. Murdered by terrorists (Jordan 2005). Died November 11, 2005. Born July 1, 1930. Produced all of the Halloween movies, his daughter also died in the terrorist blast, died on the same day as Peter Drucker.  IMDb  Obituary

Lou Albano (wrestler/manager/actor) -- Dead. Died October 14, 2009. Born July 29, 1933. Poplar wrestler in the '50s and '60s; bit part in Cindy Lauper's video "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and some episodes of Miami Vice, died on the same day as Collin Wilcox Paxton.  IMDb  Obituary

Anna Maria Alberghetti (singer/actress) -- Alive. Born May 13, 1936. Won a Tony for Carnival.  IMDb

Edwin Haig Alberian (TV celebrity) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died March 31, 1997. Born circa 1919. The first Clarabell.  IBDB

Carl Albert (politician) -- Dead. Old age. Died February 4, 2000. Born March 10, 1908. Speaker of the House from 1971-1977.

Eddie Albert (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died May 26, 2005. Born April 22, 1906. Green Acres.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Edward Albert (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died September 22, 2006. Born February 20, 1951. Butterflies Are Free, Mr. Collins in Power Rangers, son of Eddie Albert, godson of Sir Laurence Olivier.  IMDb  Obituary

Jack Albertson (actor) -- Dead. Died November 25, 1981. Born June 16, 1907. The Man from Chico and the Man, Mabel Albertson's brother.  IMDb

Mabel Albertson (actress) -- Dead. Alzheimer's disease. Died September 28, 1982. Born July 24, 1901. Darren's mother on Bewitched, Jack Albertson's sister.  IMDb

Alan Alda (actor) -- Alive. Born January 28, 1936. Brilliants turn on ER and And the Band Played On, particularly remembered for Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H on TV.  IMDb

Robert Alda (actor) -- Dead. Died May 3, 1986. Born February 26, 1914.  IMDb

Samuel Alderson (engineer) -- Dead. Myelofibrosis, pneumonia. Died February 11, 2005. Born October 21, 1914. Inventor best-known for automotive crash test dummies, died on the same day as Jack Chalker.  Obituary

Robert Aldrich (Director) -- Dead. kidney failure. Died December 5, 1983. Born August 9, 1918. Directed What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.  IMDb

Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (astronaut, businessman, author) -- Alive. Born January 20, 1930. Second man to walk on the moon.  Home Page  IMDb

Lloyd Alexander (writer) -- Dead. Died May 17, 2007. Born January 30, 1924. The Chronicles of Prydain, won the Newbery Medal for The High King.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Shana Alexander (journalist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 23, 2005. Born October 6, 1925. Argued on "Point-CounterPoint" on 60 Minutes in the late '70s.  IMDb  Obituary

Hannes Alfven, Ph.D. (physicist) -- Dead. Died April 2, 1995. Born May 30, 1908. Nobel Prize winner for physics for 1970.  Home Page

Muhammad "The Greatest" Ali (boxer) -- Alive. Born January 17, 1942. King of the World (especially in heavyweight boxing), suffered from Parkinson's Disease for many years.  Home Page  IMDb

Dave Allen (comic) -- Dead. Died March 10, 2005. Born July 6, 1936. Irish comic who spent much of his life commenting on it from British television, briefly had a Broadway show in 1981, died on the same day as Danny Joe Brown.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Gracie Allen (comic) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died August 27, 1964. Born July 26, 1895. Longtime comedy partner and wife of George Burns.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Irwin Allen (producer) -- Dead. Died November 2, 1991. Born June 12, 1916. TV sci-fi and theatrical disaster flicks like the Poseidon Adventure.  IMDb

Marty Allen (wire-haired comic) -- Alive. Born March 22, 1922. Still playing Vegas in his 90s. Frequent celebrity game show guest in the 60s and 70s, former partner of Steve Rossi.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb

Mel Allen (sportscaster) -- Dead. Died June 16, 1996. Born February 14, 1913. Yankees announcer.  IMDb

Peter Allen (Composer/singer) -- Dead. AIDS. Died June 18, 1992. Born February 10, 1944. Wrote songs like "I Honestly Love You," married to Liza Minnelli in the '60s.  IMDb

Rex Allen (actor/voice) -- Dead. Accidentally run over by his friend in his driveway. Died December 17, 1999. Born December 31, 1920. Cowboy star who narrated dozens of Disney flicks.  IMDb

Steve Allen (writer/TV host/songwriter) -- Dead. Minor, untreated car accident which led to a heart attack. Died October 30, 2000. Born December 26, 1921. Can we have a meeting of the minds? Married to Jayne Meadows for over 40 years.  Home Page  IMDb

Tim Allen (actor) -- Alive. Born June 13, 1953. Home Improvement, Galaxy Quest.  Home Page  IMDb

Woody Allen (director/writer/comic) -- Alive. Born December 1, 1935. Won an Oscar for Hannah and Her Sisters, ex-husband of Louise Lasser, had a very long relationship with (and messy breakup from Mia Farrow), his father lived to be 100.  Home Page  IMDb

Kirstie Alley (actress) -- Alive. Born January 12, 1951. Rebecca on Cheers.  IMDb

Fran Allison (puppet buddy) -- Dead. Died June 13, 1989. Born November 20, 1907. Kukla, Fran and Ollie.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

June Allyson (actress) -- Dead. Pulmonary respiratory failure. Died July 8, 2006. Born October 7, 1917. Co-starred in four Jimmy Stewart movies, one of the early "girls next door."  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Herb Alpert (jazz artist) -- Alive. Born March 31, 1935. Remember the Tijuana Brass?.

Robert Altman (director) -- Dead. Died November 20, 2006. Born February 20, 1925. Brilliant, innovative director of The Player, Nashville, M * A * S * H, and Gosford Park, deserved a "regular" Oscar (or two!) but at least won an honorary one in 2006, died on the same day as Chris Hayard.  IBDB  IMDb

Kirk Alyn (actor) -- Dead. Old age. Died March 14, 1999. Born October 8, 1910. Played Superman in the serials.  Dead People Server Photo Gallery  IMDb

Lyle Alzado (football player/actor) -- Dead. Brain cancer (caused by AIDS (steroid abuse?)). Died May 14, 1992. Born April 3, 1949.  IMDb

Stephen Ambrose (historian/writer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died October 13, 2002. Born January 10, 1936. Wrote many books, specializing on war (Band of Brothers) and American presidents (Eisenhower: Soldier and President), died on the same day as Keene Curtis and Dennis Patrick.  Home Page  IMDb

Don Ameche (actor) -- Dead. Died December 6, 1993. Born May 31, 1908. Made a comeback in Cocoon.  IMDb

Ed Ames (actor/singer) -- Alive. Born July 9, 1927. '60s pop singer ("They Called the Wind Mariah"), Mingo on Daniel Boone, an expert tomahawk thrower, he once hit a "potentially sensitive" spot on a target in the shape of a man on The Tonight Show.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Kingsley Amis (author) -- Dead. Injuries from a fall. Died October 22, 1995. Born April 16, 1922. The Green Man.  Home Page

Cleveland Amory (writer) -- Dead. Old age. Died October 14, 1998. Born September 2, 1917. Animal activist and editor, The Compleat Cat

John Amos (actor) -- Alive. Born December 27, 1939. James on Good Times, Kunta Kinte as a middle-aged man in Roots.  IMDb

Morey Amsterdam (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died October 28, 1996. Born December 14, 1908. The Dick Van Dyke Show.  IMDb

Bill Anders (astronaut) -- Alive. Born October 17, 1933. Flew on the Apollo 8 Christmas flight around the moon in 1968, later worked for many companies including General Electric and General Dynamics.  Home Page  IMDb

Bob Anderson (swordmaster) -- Dead. Died January 1, 2012. Born September 15, 1922. Choreographed sword fights and trained actors for The Princess Bride, The Lord of the Rings and the Star Wars movies as well as the Highlander series.  Wikipedia  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Carl Anderson (actor/singer) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died February 23, 2004. Born February 27, 1945. Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ, Superstar.  IMDb

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 28, 1977. Born September 18, 1905. Jack Benny's "butler."  IMDb

Gerry Anderson (TV producucer) -- Dead. Died December 26, 2012. Born April 14, 1929. Creator of many kids' TV shows, usually with puppets: Thunderbirds, Supercar and the "adult" show without: Space: 1999.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Harry Anderson (actor/comic/magician) -- Alive. Born October 14, 1952. The Judge on Night Court, Dave on Dave's World.  IMDb

Herbert Anderson (actor) -- Dead. Died June 11, 1994. Born March 30, 1917. Best-known as the father on Dennis the Menace.  IMDb

Jack Anderson (columnist) -- Dead. Parkinson's disease. Died December 17, 2005. Born October 19, 1922. Wrote the "Washington Merry-Go-Round" column for many years, helped expose scandals around Nixon and Reagan.  IMDb

John Anderson (Congressman, presidential candidate) -- Alive. Born February 15, 1922. Ran for president as an independent in 1980.

Dame Judith Anderson (actress) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died January 3, 1992. Born February 10, 1897. Won Emmies for playing Lady MacBeth, played a Vulcan in The Search for Spock.  IMDb

Laurie Anderson (performance artist) -- Alive. Born June 5, 1947. Pioneer of electronic music and performance art in the '70s and '80s, widow of Lou Reed.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

Loni Anderson (actress) -- Alive. Born August 5, 1945. WKRP, an ex-wife of Burt Reynolds.  IMDb

Louie Anderson (comic) -- Alive. Born March 24, 1953. Bit part player who hosted Family Fued in the early '00s.  Home Page  IMDb

Marian Anderson (singer) -- Dead. Died April 8, 1993. Born February 27, 1897. Superb singer who held a famous concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her perform at Constitution Hall because she was black.  Home Page  FindAGrave

Mary Anderson (actress) -- Dead. Strokes. Died April 6, 2014. Born April 3, 1918. Lifeboat and played Maybell Merriweather in Gone with the Wind, died same day as Mickey Rooney.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Michael Anderson (Columbia (STS-107) astronaut) -- Dead. Shuttle break-up. Died February 1, 2003. Born December 25, 1959. Payload specialist on the Columbia.  Home Page

Poul Anderson (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 31, 2001. Born November 25, 1926. A gentle man and a fabulous talespinner Operation Chaos. Make memorial contributions to: SFWA Emergency Medical Fund.   AwardWeb

Richard Anderson (actor) -- Alive. Born August 8, 1926. 6 Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.  IMDb

Robert Anderson (playwright) -- Dead. Pneumonia/Alzheimer's. Died February 9, 2009. Born April 28, 1917. Wrote Tea and Sympathy, I Never Sang for My Father, former husband of Teresa Wright. Make memorial contributions to: Dramatists Guild Fund or Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Robert J. Anderson (production manager/child actor) -- Dead. Melanoma. Died June 6, 2008. Born March 6, 1933. Production manager on shows like Police Story and The Time Tunnel, he played young George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life.  IMDb

Stikkan "Stig" Andersson (record producer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 12, 1997. Born January 25, 1931. Producer for ABBA, started the Polar Prize.  IMDb

Andre the Giant (wrestler/actor) -- Dead. Heart attack (near the time of his father's funeral). Died January 27, 1993. Born May 19, 1946. The Princess Bride.  IMDb

Ursula Andress (actress) -- Alive. Born March 19, 1936. Once played Aphrodite, married to John Derek before Bo.  IMDb

Dana Andrews (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died December 17, 1992. Born January 1, 1909. Best Years of Their Lives and Laura.  IMDb

Harry Andrews (actor) -- Dead. Viral infection. Died March 6, 1989. Born October 11, 1911. General Woundwort in Watership Down, Peter in Barabbas.  IMDb

Julie Andrews (actress/singer) -- Alive. Born October 1, 1935. Victor/Victoria, writes children's books, married to Blake Edwards, won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Laverne Andrews (singer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 8, 1967. Born July 6, 1911. Andrews Sisters.  IMDb

Maxene Andrews (singer) --Dead. Heart attack. Died October 21, 1995. Born January 3, 1916. Andrews Sisters.  IMDb

Patty Andrews (singer) -- Dead. Died January 30, 2013. Born February 16, 1918. Andrews Sisters, recorded the original "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."  IMDb  Obituary

Tige Andrews (actor/painter) -- Dead. Died January 27, 2007. Born March 19, 1920. Captain Greer on The Mod Squad, Wiley in Mister Roberts, his paintings appear in galleries and in the book Actors as Artists, died on the same day as Bob Carroll, Jr. and Charles Fontenay.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Virginia C. Andrews (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 19, 1986. Born June 23, 1924. Flowers in the Attic and other works of horror.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Pier Angeli (actress) -- Dead. Suicide. Died September 10, 1971. Born June 19, 1932. Beautiful Italian actress, involved with James Dean and Kirk Douglas who married Vic Damone and starred in Somebody Up There Likes Me.  IMDb  FindAGrave

David Angell (producer) -- Dead. Murdered by terrorists. Died September 11, 2001. Born April 10, 1946. Executive producer of Frasier, died on the same day as Barbara Olson and Berry Berenson and Alice Trillin.  Home Page  IMDb

Maya Angelou (writer) -- Dead. Died May 28, 2014. Born April 4, 1928. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and many others; Inagural Poet for the first Bill Clinton inaguration; eloquent commentator on our time.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Paul Anka (singer) -- Alive. Born July 30, 1941. "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" 30th Anniversary Anthology.  Home Page  IMDb

Ann-Margret (actress) -- Alive. Born April 28, 1941. Married to Roger Smith.  IMDb

Lenore Annenberg (Philanthropist) -- Dead. Died March 12, 2009. Born February 20, 1918. US Chief of Protocol under Reagan, trustee of the Annenberg Foundation.  Home Page  Obituary

Walter Annenberg (publisher/philanthropist/ambassador) -- Dead. Died October 1, 2002. Born March 13, 1908. Started TV Guide, endowed a school of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.  Home Page  Obituary  FindAGrave

Michael Ansara (actor) -- Dead. Died July 31, 2013. Born April 28, 1922. Bit parts in many movies and TV shows, may be most memorable as a Star Trek Klingon, once married to Barbara Eden. Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Michelangelo Antonioni (director) -- Dead. Died July 30, 2007. Born September 29, 1912. Blow-up, won an honorary Oscar in 1995, died on the same day as Ingmar Bergman.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Benigno Aquino, Jr. (Phillipine politician) -- Dead. Assassinated with a gun. Died August 21, 1983. Born November 27, 1932. An opposition leader against Marcos who was assassinated by Phillipine government agents when he returned home from exilee, son Noynoy (Benigno III) later became president.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Corazon Aquino (Former Phillipine president) -- Dead. Colon cancer. Died August 1, 2009. Born January 25, 1933. Became the first woman president of the Phillipines after the assassination of her husband, Benigno Aquino, Jr., son Noynoy (Benigno III) later became president.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Yasser Arafat (political leader/former terrorist) -- Dead. Blood disorder. Died November 11, 2004. Born August 24, 1929. PLO then Palestinian leader.  Home Page  FindAGrave

Allan Arbus (actor/photographer) -- Dead. Died April 19, 2013. Born February 15, 1918. Maj. Sidney Freedman, the psychiatrist on M*A*S*H, married to Diane Arbus and worked with her in New York advertising in the '50s.  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Home Page

Diane Arbus (photographer) -- Dead. Suicide. Died July 26, 1971. Born March 14, 1923. Married to Allan Arbus and worked with him in New York advertising in the '50s before breaking into outsider photography.  Wikipedia  twitter

Eddie "The Master" Arcaro (jockey) -- Dead. Liver cancer. Died November 14, 1997. Born February 19, 1916. Rode Whirlaway (1941) and Citation (1948) to Triple Crowns - the only jockey to win twice.

Army Archerd (columnist) -- Dead. Mesothelioma. Died September 8, 2009. Born January 13, 1922. Gossip columnist for Daily Variety, "official greeter" for many years on the red carpet of the Oscars.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Eve Arden (actress) -- Dead. Died November 12, 1990. Born April 30, 1909. Our Miss Brooks.  IMDb

Adam Arkin (actor/director) -- Alive. Born August 19, 1957. Life, Chicago Hope, The Doctor.  IBDB  IMDb

Alan Arkin (actor) -- Alive. Born March 26, 1934. Catch-22, Wait Until Dark, Little Miss Sunshine.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Roone Arledge (TV innovator) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 5, 2002. Born July 8, 1931. Created Wide World of Sports, NFL Monday Night Football, and PrimeTime Live, was president of ABC News when he died.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Louis Armstrong (jazz great) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died July 6, 1971. Born August 4, 1901. Brilliant trumpeter and pleasant singer.  Home Page  IMDb

Neil Armstrong (astronaut) -- Dead. Complications of heart surgery. Died August 25, 2012. Born August 5, 1930. First man to walk on the moon...left many footprints...  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Desi Arnaz (actor/producer) -- Dead. Died December 2, 1986. Born March 2, 1917. Played with Xavier Cugat's band, Lucy's first husband, wrote A Book.  Home Page  IMDb

Dave Arneson (game creator/teacher) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 7, 2009. Born October 1, 1947. Co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons with Gary Gygax, born on the same day as Jack Wrangler.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

James Arness (actor) -- Dead. Died June 3,2011. Born May 26, 1923. Gunsmoke, brother of Peter Graves, died same day as Jack Kevorkian.  IMDb  Obituary

Eddy Arnold (country singer) -- Dead. Died May 8, 2008. Born May 15, 1918. "Make the World Go Away."  Wikipedia  IMDb  Obituary

Eve Arnold (phtographer) -- Dead. Died January 4, 2012. Born April 21, 1912. Photographer known for shooting the famous (Marilyn Monroe, Marlena Dietrich) and the unknown (starving children).  Wikipedia  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette (comic) -- Dead. Died September 23, 1974. Born December 28, 1905. Home-spun entertainer, Hollywood Squares regular on the original show, grandfather of a troop of acting Arquettes.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Bea Arthur (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 25, 2009. Born May 13, 1923. Maude, The Golden Girls.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Jean Arthur (actress) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died June 19, 1991. Born October 17, 1900. Actress in major comedies of the '30s such as You Can't Take It With You.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Mary Kay Ash (businesswoman) -- Dead. Old age. Died November 22, 2001. Born May 12, 1918. Started a cosmetics company whose best saleswomen had pink cars.  Home Page

Hal Ashby (director/cinematographer) -- Dead. Died December 27, 1989. Born September 2, 1929. Coming Home Being There.  IMDb

Dame Peggy Ashcroft (actress) -- Dead. Stroke. Died June 14, 1991. Born December 22, 1907. A Shakespearean stage actress who won an Oscar for A Passage to India.  IMDb

Arthur Ashe (tennis great/writer) -- Dead. AIDS. Died February 6, 1993. Born July 10, 1943. Broke the color barrier in men's tennis, wrote a very moving memoir, Days of Grace.  Home Page

Nickolas Ashford (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Throat cancer. Died August 22, 2011. Born May 4, 1942. With professional and life partner Valerie Simpson, Ashford & Simpson wrote for Ray Charles and Diana Ross ("Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand"), and performed their own music as Ashford and Simpson: "Solid," died same day as Jerry Leiber.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Howard Ashman (Lyricist) -- Dead. AIDS. Died March 14, 1991. Born May 1950. With Howard Menken, wrote the songs for Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.  IMDb

Larry Ashmead (editor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died September 3, 2010. Born July 4, 1932. Editor for writers including Isaac Asimov and Susan Isaacs.  Obituary

Al Hunter Ashton (writer/actor) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died April 27, 2007. Born June 26, 1957. Writer for Eastenders and Holby City, acted in bit parts in many TV shows and movies, died on the same day as Mstislav Rostropovich.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Isaac Asimov (extremely prolific author) -- Dead. Heart and kidney failure/AIDS. Died April 6, 1992. Born January 2, 1920. Wrote hundreds of non-fiction and fiction works, including Foundation, a true mensch.   AwardWeb .  Home Page  IMDb

Leon Askin (actor) -- Dead. Died June 1, 2005. Born September 18, 1907. One of several Jewish refugees from the Nazis who later appeared on Hogan's Heroes, he played Gen. Burkhalter.  IBDB  IMDb

Ed Asner (actor/activist) -- Alive. Born November 15, 1929. Lou Grant, appeared as a ghost on X Files.  IMDb

Les Aspin (politician) -- Dead. Stroke complications. Died May 21, 1995. Born July 21, 1938.

Robert Lynn Asprin (humorous fantacist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 22, 2008. Born June 28, 1946. MythAdventures, longtime fixture in science fiction fandom.  Home Page

Fred Astaire ("can't sing. can't act. can dance a little.") -- Dead. Died June 22, 1987. Born May 10, 1899. In several movies with Ginger Rogers, including The Barkleys of Broadway.  Home Page.  IBDB  IMDb

John Astin (actor) -- Alive. Born March 30, 1930. TV's first Gomez Addams on The Addams Family, ex-husband of Patty Duke.  Home Page  IMDb

Brooke Astor (philanthropist) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died August 13, 2007. Born March 30, 1902. Donated substantial sums to the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Apollo Theater, died on the same day as Phil Rizzuto.  IMDb

John Jacob Astor, V (businessman) -- Dead. Died June 26, 1992. Born August 14, 1912. The son of John Jacob Astor IV and his wife, Madeleine, he was born after the Titanic went down on Apr 15, 1912. His father refused to enter a lifeboat but his mother, pregnant with "V", survived.

Mary Astor (actress/writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 25, 1987. Born May 3, 1906. The Maltese Falcon.  IMDb

Chet "Mr. Guitar" Atkins (guitar player/singer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 30, 2001. Born June 20, 1924. Produced many country singers, was an excutive for RCA records for many years.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Rowan Atkinson (comic) -- Alive. Born January 6, 1955. Blackadder and Mr. Bean.  IMDb

Robert Atkins (diet doctor) -- Dead. Complications of a fall. Died April 17, 2003. Born October 17, 1930. Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution.  Home Page

Charles Atlas (bodybuilder) -- Dead. Died December 24, 1972. Born October 30, 1893.

Sir David Attenborough (naturalist) -- Alive. Born May 8, 1926. The Life of Birds

Sir Richard Attenborough (director/actor) -- Alive. Born August 29, 1923. Directed Gandhi, starred in Jurassic Park.  IMDb

Rene Auberjonois (actor) -- Alive. Born June 1, 1940. Wide-ranging actor who appeared as the putty-faced Odo in Deep Space Nine.  IMDb

Kevyn Aucoin (make-up artist/writer) -- Dead. Pituitary tumor. Died May 7, 2002. Born February 14, 1962. Make-up artist for many actresses and many magazine covers, especially Vanity Fair wrote books like Making Face.  Home Page  IMDb

Eleanor Audley (actress/voice) -- Dead. Respiratory failure. Died November 25, 1991. Born November 19, 1905. While she may have been "best seen" as Oliver's mother in Green Acres, she was probably best-heard as the stepmother in Disney's Cinderella.  IMDb

Red Auerbach (coach) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died October 28, 2006. Born September 20, 1917. Longtime member of the Celtics organization who managed them to many straight championships in the early '60s.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Gene Autry (actor, singing cowboy, businessman) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 2, 1998. Born September 29, 1907. Multi-talented man who may be best-known for songs like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Back in the Saddle Again" ; he also wrote "The Cowboy Code," a surprisingly rational set of rules for life.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Michael Angelo Avallone (pseudonymous writer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died February 26, 1999. Born October 27, 1925. Prolific writer, frequently used Ed Noon as a protagonist, he wrote the first The Man from U.N.C.L.E. novelization.

Richard Avedon (photographer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died October 1, 2004. Born May 15, 1923. One of the last of the great fashion photographers who shot mostly in black and white.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

James Avery (actor) -- Dead. Complications after heart surgery. Died December 31, 2013. Born November 27, 1945. Uncle Phil in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Mary Ellen Avery (physician) -- Dead. Died December 4, 2011. Born May 6, 1927. Developed a treatment for respiratory distress syndrome which saved many premature babies, first pediatrician to lead the American Association for the Advancement of Science, died same day as Marion Dougherty.  Home Page  Wikipedia  Obituary  FindAGrave

Tex Avery (cartoon director) -- Dead. Died August 26, 1980. Born February 26, 1908. Gave Bugs his most famous line: "What's up, doc?".  IMDb

Warren Avis (entreprenuer) -- Dead. Died April 24, 2007. Born August 4, 1915. Started the Avis Rent-a-Car company in 1946.

Hoyt Axton (singer/actor/songwriter) -- Dead. Natural causes. Died October 26, 1999. Born March 25, 1938. Amusing turn as the father in Gremlins, wrote the 70s pop song "Joy to the World."  IMDb

Dan Aykroyd (comic) -- Alive. Born July 1, 1952. Another SNL alum, Ghostbusters.  Home Page  IMDb

Lew Ayres (actor) -- Dead. Died December 30, 1996. Born December 28, 1908. All's Quiet on the Western Front, the drunk brother in Holiday and the first Dr. Kildare in the movies; he wound up being a contientious objector during World War II.  IMDb