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Jack Paar (TV host) -- Dead. Died January 27, 2004. Born May 1, 1918. Early talk show host.  Home Page  IMDb

Al Pacino (actor) -- Alive. Born April 25, 1940. Michael in the Godfather movies, starred as Roy Cohn in Angels in America.  IMDb

David Packard (started an early "garage" company) -- Dead. Old age. Died March 26, 1996. Born September 7, 1912. A co-founder of Hewlett-Packard with William Hewlett

Kerry Packer (media tycoon) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died December 26, 2005. Born December 17, 1937. Owned a publishing empire in Australia and started a cricket league, died on the same day as Vincent Schiavelli.  Home Page

Bettie Page (pin-up model) -- Dead. Heart attack following pneumonia. Died December 11, 2008. Born April 22, 1923. Popular '50s pin-up model, an early Playboy centerfold, had a cult following that spawned multiple biographies of her during the '80s.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Geraldine Page (actress) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died June 13, 1987. Born November 22, 1924. Won an Oscar for Trip to Bountiful, married to Rip Torn.  IMDb

LaWanda Page (actress) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died September 14, 2002. Born October 19, 1920. Aunt Esther on the various Sanford shows.  IMDb

Leopold Page (leathergoods retailer/historian) -- Dead. Died March 9, 2001. Born circa 1913. Told many people in Hollywood the story of how Oskar Schindler saved the lives of his family and 1,000 other Jews before Thomas Keneally made the story world-famous, advisor to the movie Schindler's List

Patti Page (singer) -- Dead. Died January 1, 2013. Born November 8, 1927. "Tennessee Waltz."  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Debra Paget (actress) -- Retired. Born August 19, 1933.  IMDb

Alan J. Pakula (director, producer) -- Dead. Car accident. Died November 19, 1998. Born April 7, 1928. Directed Sophie's Choice and All the President's Men, produced To Kill a Mockingbird.  IMDb

David Pal (photography expert/animator) -- Alive. Born January 30, 1937. Did some animation for The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and The Power, later was an expert in high speed photography for Disney and Wonderful World of Sports.  Home Page  IMDb

George Pal (director/special effects artist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 2, 1980. Born February 1, 1908. Created the Puppetoons, directed Destination Moon, and the original versions of War of the Worlds and The Time Machine.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Jack Palance (actor) -- Dead. Died November 10, 2006. Born February 18, 1919. Won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for CIty Slickers; scary in Shane, died on the same day as Gerald Levert and Jack Williamson.  IBDB  IMDb

Grace Paley (writer/anti-war activist) -- Dead. Breast cancer. Died August 22, 2007. Born December 11, 1922. Short story writer (Enormous Changes at the Last Minute), poet and anti-war activist.  Home Page  IMDb

Michael Palin (comedian/traveler) -- Alive. Born May 5, 1943. Monty Python, world traveler.  IMDb

Ron Palillo (actor/artist) -- Dead. Died August 14, 2012. Born April 2, 1949. Horshack on Welcome Back Kotter, later sent himself up in a few Ellen episodes, active as a pen and ink artist and a teacher, died about 7 months after fellow Kotter alum Robert Hegyes.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Arnold Palmer (golfer/pitchman) -- Alive. Born September 10, 1929. Fighting prostate cancer, still designing courses.

Betsy Palmer (actress) -- Alive. Born November 1, 1929. Theatrical actress, sometimes appears in films (The Fear: Resurrection), probably best-known for I've Got a Secret  IMDb

John Palmer (TV news reporter) -- Dead. Died August 3, 2013. Born September 10, 1935. Reported the news for on NBC for nearly 40 years, news anchor on the Today Show during the '80s.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Robert Palmer (resistable performer) -- Dead. [rumors] Heart attack. Died September 25, 2003. Born January 19, 1949. Responsible for '80s dance tune "Addicted to Love," died on the same day as George Plimpton.  IMDb

Bruce Paltrow (producer) -- Dead. Pneumonia/cancer. Died October 2, 2002. Born November 26, 1943. Produced The White Shadow and Saint Elsewhere, co-produced Gwyneth Paltrow, married to Blythe Danner for over 30 years.  IMDb

Edgar Pangborn (writer) -- Dead. Died February 1, 1976. Born February 25, 1909. Wrote Davy, died on the same day as Werner Heisenberg

Don Pardo (NBC voice) -- Dead. Died August 18, 2014. Born February 22, 1918. Announcer for Saturday Night Live for 38 years (missed season 7), announcer for many game shows including Jeopardy back in the '60s and '70s, member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Jerry Paris (actor/director) -- Dead. Died March 31, 1986. Born July 25, 1925. Jerry on The Dick Van Dyke Show.  IMDb

Eleanor Parker (actress) -- Dead. Pnemonia. Died December 9, 2013. Born June 26, 1922. Elegant American actress who played The Countess in The Sound of Music.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Fess Parker (actor) -- Dead. Died March 18, 2010. Born August 16, 1925. Played Davy Crockett in the '50s that launched the coonskin cap fad among kids, Daniel Boone, winemaker.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Robert B. Parker (writer) Dead. Died January 18, 2010. Born September 17, 1932. Most famous for the Spenser series of books, he wrote dozens of books, many of which were adapted for TV and the movies, died same day as Kate McGarrigle.  Home Page  IMDB  

Suzy Parker (model) -- Dead. Died May 3, 2003. Born October 28, 1932. Elegant model of the '50s and '60s, married Bradford Dillman in 1963.  IMDb

Colonel Tom Parker (taught Elvis everything he knew) -- Dead. Stroke. Died January 21, 1997. Born June 26, 1909.  IMDb

Barbara Parkins (actress) -- Alive. Born May 22, 1942.  IMDb

Bert Parks (actor) -- Dead. Died February 2, 1992. Born December 30, 1914.  IMDb

Gordon Parks (photographer, director) -- Dead. Died March 7, 2006. Born November 30, 1912. Life photographer for many years, he also directed a few movies, including the original Shaft.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Michael Parks (actor) -- Alive. Born April 4, 1940. Then Came Bronson, keeps playing a character called Earl McGraw in cult movies like Kill Bill.  IMDb

Rosa Parks (long-time civil rights activist) -- Dead. Died October 24, 2005. Born February 4, 1913. Woman who defied the segregation laws in Montgomery Alabama by refusing to sit in the back of the bus, the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol rotunda.  Home Page

Estelle Parsons (actress) -- Alive. Born November 20, 1927. First female political reporter on the Today back in the '50s, gravitated towards acting on stage and screen in the '60s, Rosanne's mother in Rosanne.  IMDb

Louella Parsons (gossip writer) -- Dead. arteriosclerosis. Died December 9, 1972. Born August 6, 1881. Hollywood gossip columnist for the Hearst syndicate, famously feuded with her former protoge, Hedda Hopper.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Nancy Parsons (actress) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died January 5, 2001. Born January 17, 1942. Porky's, Steel Magnolias.  IMDb

Dolly Parton (singer/actress) -- Alive. Born January 19, 1946. "Here You Come Again," "9 to 5," played Truvy in Steel Magnolias, started her own theme park (Dollywood).  Home Page  IMDb

Boris Pasternak (writer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died May 30, 1960. Born February 10, 1890. Wrote poetry, Dr. Zhivago (which was smuggled out of the Soviet Union and published in Italy), translated Shakespeare into Russian and won a Nobel Prize for Literature (which the Soviets did not let him accept).  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Robert Pastorelli (actor/boxer) -- Dead. Drug-related. Died March 8, 2004. Born June 21, 1954. Eldin, the painter in Murphy Brown, died five years after his girlfriend's mysterious shooting death in the same house.  IMDb

Michael Pate (actor/producer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died September 1, 2008. Born February 26, 1920. Australian actor who appeared in many Westerns (including as a native American in Hondo), he adapted and directed Mel Gibson's early movie Tim, died on the same day as Don LaFontaine and Jerry Reed.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jennifer Paterson (cook/writer/motorcyclist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 10, 1999. Born April 3, 1928. One of the Two Fat Ladies.  IMDb

Butch Patrick (actor) -- Alive. Born August 2, 1953. Eddie in The Munsters.  IMDb

Dennis Patrick (actor) -- Dead. House fire. Died October 13, 2002. Born March 14, 1918. Dallas and Dark Shadows, died on the same day as Stephen Ambrose and Keene Curtis.  IMDb

Frank Patterson (Irish tenor) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died June 10, 2000. Born October 5, 1938. Make memorial contributions to: St. Patrick's Home for the Aged and Infirm.  Home Page  IMDb

Melody Patterson (actress) -- Alive. Born April 16, 1949. F Troop's Wranger Jane, once married to James MacArthur.  Home Page  IMDb

Les Paul (guitar legend/inventor) -- Dead. Died August 13, 2009. Born June 9, 1915. Invented the electric guitar, had a TV show in the '50s, performed into his 90s, inducted into multiple musical halls of fame.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Richard Paul (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 25, 1998. Born June 6, 1940. Played Jerry Falwell several times, most notably in The People vs. Larry Flynt.  IMDb

Dr. Linus Pauling (chemist) -- Dead. Died August 19, 1994. Born February 28, 1901. Nobel Prize winner for research in the the helix structure of genes  Home Page

Pat Paulsen (comedian) -- Dead. Complications after surgery, brain and colon cancer. Died April 24, 1997. Born July 6, 1927. Still running in our hearts, first celeb to blurb DPS.  Home Page  IMDb

Randy Pausch (educator/geek) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died July 25, 2008. Born October 23, 1960. Creator of the Alice project, a temporary "Imagineer," who gave a great, widely-distributed lecture about living with pancreatic cancer; co-writer of the best-selling The Last Lecture. Make memorial contributions to: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Make memorial contributions to: Randy Pausch Memorial Fund (at CMU, to support the Alice Project).  Home Page  Obituary  FindAGrave

Luciano Pavarotti (opera star) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died September 6, 2007. Born October 12, 1935. One of the greatest tenors ever, performed with "The Three Tenors," a group which helped popularize opera, died on the same day as Madeleine L'Engle.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Edward Pawley (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 27, 1988. Born March 16, 1901. G-Men, popular radio actor.  IBDB  IMDb

Johnny Paycheck (singer) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died February 18, 2003. Born May 31, 1937. Singer of the hit song "Take This Job and Shove It."  IMDb

John Payne (actor/singer) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died December 6, 1989. Born May 23, 1912. Busy actor in the '40s and '50s, co-starred in Miracle on 34th Street.  IBDB  IMDb

Lawrence Payton (singer) -- Dead. Liver cancer. Died June 20, 1997. Born March 2, 1938. An original member of The Four Tops, probably best-known for their song "Baby, I Need Your Lovin'."  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Walter Payton (football great) -- Dead. Rare liver disease (primary sclerosing cholangitis) which caused liver cancer. Died November 1, 1999. Born July 25, 1954. Make memorial contributions to: Walter Payton Foundation.  Home Page

Octavio Paz (writer) -- Dead. Old age. Died April 19, 1998. Born March 31, 1914. Nobel prize winner for literature for 1990.  Home Page

Dick Peabody (actor) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died December 27, 1999. Born April 6, 1925. Littlejohn on the Combat TV show.  IMDb

Trevor Peacock (actor/writer) -- Alive. Born May 19, 1931. Played the mumbling Jim on Vicar of Dibley, wrote the popular '60s song "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter"  IMDb

Mervyn Peake (writer/artist) -- Dead. Parkinsons disease. Died November 17, 1968. Born July 9, 1911. Wrote Gormenghast, illustrated many classic works, was one of the first artists to depict the Belsen concentration camp.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  FindAGrave

Daniel Pearl (journalist) -- Dead. Murdered by terrorists. Died January 29, 2002. Born October 10, 1963. Wall Street Journal bureau chief kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan. Make memorial contributions to: Daniel Pearl Foundation  Obituary  FindAGrave

Minnie Pearl (comedian) -- Dead. Stroke. Died March 4, 1996. Born October 25, 1912. Country comic who always had a price tag dangling from her hat.  IMDb

Gregory Peck (actor) -- Dead. Died June 12, 2003. Born April 5, 1916. Won the Best Actor Oscar for one of the best movies ever, To Kill a Mockingbird; named the AFI's Top Movie Hero the week before he died.  Home Page  IMDb

M. Scott Peck (writer/psychiatrist) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died September 25, 2005. Born May 22, 1936. Wrote The Road Less Traveled and a host of other self-help books, died on the same day as Don Adams.  Home Page

Sam Peckinpah (director) -- Dead. Died December 28, 1984. Born February 21, 1925.  IMDb

Kim Peek (movie inspiration) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 19, 2009. Born November 11, 1951. A savant who served as the inspiration for the movie Rain Man.  IMDb  Obituary

John Peel (DJ) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died October 26, 2004. Born August 30, 1939. Legendary British DJ and voice-over presenter.  IMDb  Obituary

Bill Peet (cartoon artist/writer) -- Dead. Cancer and pneumonia. Died May 11, 2002. Born January 29, 1915. Wrote Disney features like Dumbo and Peter Pan.  IMDb

Harvey Pekar (comics writer) -- Dead. Died July 12, 2010. Born October 8, 1939. His quirky American Splendor was the basis for a movie about his life, also wrote Our Cancer Year, died same day as James P. Hogan.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Clara Peller (pitchwoman) -- Dead. Died August 11, 1987. Born August 4, 1903. "Where's the beef?"  IMDb

Teddy Pendergrass (singer/songwriter) Dead. Colon cancer. Died January 13, 2010. Born March 26, 1950-03-26. Great singer ("If You Don't Know Me By Now"), paralyzed in a 1982 accident.  IMDb  

Arthur Penn (Director) -- Dead. Died September 28, 2010. Born September 27, 1922. Directed many early plays on TV, including The Miracle Worker, went on to direct Bonnie and Clyde and Alice's Restaurant.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Chris Penn (actor) -- Dead. Died January 24, 2006. Born October 10, 1965. Reservoir Dogs, Short Cuts, younger brother of Sean and Michael Penn, died on the same day as Fayard Nicholas.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Leo Penn (director) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died September 5, 1998. Born August 27, 1921. Directed many TV shows, particularly Trapper John, MD and Ben Casey, married to Eileen Ryan, father of Chris, Sean and Michael Penn.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

George Peppard (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia/heart failure. Died May 8, 1994. Born October 1, 1928.  IMDb

Frank Perdue (businessman) -- Dead. Died March 31, 2005. Born May 9, 1920. Popularized his company with many years of TV commercials, he planned to live to 100 by eating chicken, born on the same day as Richard Adams and William Tenn.  Home Page  Obituary

Selena Perez (musician) -- Dead. Gun murder by her fan club president. Died March 31, 1995. Born April 16, 1971. Jennifer Lopez portrayed her in the obligatory movie about her life.  Home Page  IMDb

Anthony Perkins (actor) -- Dead. AIDS. Died September 12, 1992. Born April 4, 1932. Psycho, his wife, Berry Berenson, was murdered by terrorists on 9/11.  IMDb

Marlin Perkins (TV host) -- Dead. Old age. Died June 14, 1986. Born March 28, 1905. Host of The Wild Kingdom.  IMDb

Rhea Perlman (actress) -- Alive. Born March 31, 1948. Carla on Cheers, married to Danny DeVito.  IMDb

Nehemiah Persoff (actor/artist/teacher) -- Alive. Born August 2, 1919. Extremely active TV bit-part actor for over thirty years (appeared on at least 146 different TV shows), he played Fivel's father's voice in the American Tail movies, and was the cab driver in the famous "I could have been a contender" scene in On the Waterfront.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Jon Pertwee (Who? Doctor #3) -- Dead. Died May 20, 1996. Born July 7, 1919.  IMDb

Bernadette Peters (actress/singer) -- Alive. Born February 28, 1948. The Jerk, The Carol Burnett Show and lots of Broadway.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Brock Peters (actor) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died August 23, 2005. Born July 2, 1927. Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird.  Home Page  IMDb

Elizabeth Peters (mystery writer) -- Dead. Died August 8, 2013. Born September 29, 1927. Mystery writer who also wrote as Barbara Michaels, real name was Barbara Mertz who studied Egyptology in college and wrote books about Egypt, died same day as Karen Black.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter>  Obituary

Jean Peters (actress) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died October 13, 2000. Born October 15, 1926.  IMDb

Lawrence J. Peters (author) -- Dead. Died January 12, 1990. Born circa 1925. The Peter Principle

Paul Petersen (child actor) -- Alive. Born September 23, 1945. The Donna Reed Show.  IMDb

Oscar Peterson (jazz pianist) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died December 23, 2007. Born August 15, 1925. Won a major talent contest when he was 14, continued performing for nearly 70 years, a Founder Award Winner from the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, died on the same day as Michael Kidd.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Raymond Peterson (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 25, 2005. Born April 23, 1939. "Tell Laura I Love Her," Elvis recorded his "The Wonder of You," died on the same day as Phil Johnson.  IMDb  Obituary

Roger Tory Peterson (naturalist/illustrator) -- Dead. Died July 28, 1996. Born August 28, 1908. Guided birders for over 60 years; odd trivia - he was former attorney general's Elliot Richardson's 7th grade art teacher.

George Petrie (actor) -- Dead. Lymphoma. Died November 16, 1997. Born November 16, 1912. Hundreds of bit parts, semi-regular on The Honeymooners.  Home Page  IMDb

Emiel Petrone (CD/DVD developer) -- Dead. Died August 23, 2004. Born circa 1943. One of the pioneers behind CD/DVD technology.

Michel Petrucciani (jazz pianist) -- Dead. Lung infection. Died January 6, 1999. Born December 28, 1962. A great performer who suffered from osteogenesis imperfecta (glass bone disease), but traveled around the world and made many CDs including Both Worlds and The Best of Michel Petrucciani.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Christopher Pettiet (actor) -- Dead. Extreme stupidity (drug overdose). Died April 12, 2000. Born February 12, 1976. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. Make memorial contributions to: Christopher Pettiet Memorial Scholarship Fund.  IMDb

Joseph Pevney (director) -- Dead. Died May 18, 2008. Born September 15, 1911. TV director, mostly known for Star Trek episodes like "The City on the Edge of Forever" and "Devil in the Dark."  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jo Ann Pflug (actress) -- Alive. Born May 2, 1944. Lt. Dish in the movie version of M*A*S*H, was married to Chuck Woolery.  IMDb

John Phillips (singer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died March 18, 2001. Born August 30, 1935. Founded the Mamas and the Papas, father of MacKenzie and Chynna.  IMDb

Julia Phillips (producer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 1, 2002. Born April 7, 1944. Produced The Sting, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Taxi Driver, after recovering from cocaine addiction, wrote the tell-all You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again, died same day as Jack Haldeman.  IMDb

Michelle Phillips (actress/singer) -- Alive. Born June 4, 1944. One of the Mamas and the Papas, many TV shows, particularly night-time soaps like Knot's Landing.  Home Page  IMDb

Peg Phillips (actress/theater company founder) -- Dead. Lung disease. Died November 7, 2002. Born September 20, 1918. Ruth Ann in Northern Exposure, started the Woodinville Repertory Theater.  IMDb

Sam Phillips (entreprenuer/DJ) -- Dead. Died July 30, 2003. Born January 5, 1923. Started Sun Records, signed BB King, Ike Turner, Elvis and Johnny Cash to record contracts  Home Page  IMDb

Sian Phillips (actress) -- Alive. Born May 14, 1934. Great as Livia in I, Claudius, first wife of Peter O'Toole.  IMDb

River Phoenix (actor) -- Dead. Stupidity (dope). Died October 31, 1993. Born August 23, 1970. First, but not the last, young star of My Own Private Idaho to die from drugs, died on the same day as Frederico Fellini.  IMDb

Pablo Picasso (artist) -- Dead. Died April 8, 1973. Born October 25, 1881. Leading proponent of the Cubism style, he was a painter, printmaker and sculptor.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Slim Pickens (actor) -- Dead. Died December 8, 1983. Born June 29, 1919. Comic cowboy and bomb-rider...  IMDb

William H. Pickering (rocket scientist) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died March 16, 2004. Born circa 1910. Manager of the Mariner missions to Venus and Mars in the '60s.  Home Page  Obituary

Mary Pickford (actress/studio founder) -- Dead. Cerebral hemmorrhage. Died May 29, 1979. Born April 8, 1892. Married to Buddy Rogers.  IMDb

Bobby "Boris" Pickett (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died April 25, 2007. Born February 11, 1938. Co-wrote and sang the classic "Monster Mash."  Home Page  IMDb

Wilson Pickett (singer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 19, 2006. Born March 18, 1941. "In the Midnight Hour," "Mustang Sally," died on the same day as Tony Franciosa.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Walter Pidgeon (actor) -- Dead. Stroke. Died September 25, 1984. Born September 23, 1897. Forbidden Planet, Mrs. Miniver, a Screen Actors Guild president during the '50s.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Justin Pierce (actor) -- Dead. Suicide (hanging). Died July 10, 2000. Born March 21, 1975. Kids.  Home Page  IMDb

Robert Pierpoint (reporter) -- Dead. Surgery after a broken hip. Died October 22, 2011. Born May 16, 1925. Longtime CBS White House reporter, from the '50s through the '70s.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Rob Pilatus (lip-syncher) -- Dead. Stupidity (drugs). Died April 2, 1998. Born June 8, 1965. Half of Milli Vanilli, just out of drug rehab when he died in Germany.  IMDb

Michael Piller (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 1, 2005. Born May 30, 1948. Writer for the newer Star Trek series (particularly Deep Space Nine and Voyager), executive producer of The Dead Zone series, died on the same day as Skitch Henderson.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Harold Pinter (poet/retired playwright/director) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 24, 2008. Born October 10, 1930. The Homecoming, The Caretaker, married to Lady Antonia Fraser from 1980 until his death.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Joe Piscopo (comic) -- Not dead yet. Born June 17, 1951. SNL alum.  IMDb

Gene Pitney (singer) -- Dead. Died April 5, 2006. Born February 17, 1941. Wrote "24 Hours from Tulsa," died while on tour.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Mary Kay Place (actress) -- Alive. Born September 23, 1947. The Big Chill.  IMDb

Belva Plain (writer) -- Dead. Died October 12, 2010. Born October 9, 1915. Evergreen.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Robert Plant (rocker) -- Alive. Born August 20, 1948. Led Zeppelin and Honey-Drippers

Dana Plato (child star) -- Dead. Ruled a suicide (coroner found a mix of drugs including at least 7 carisoprodol pills in her system). Died May 8, 1999. Born November 7, 1964. Diff'rent Strokes, many brushes with the law, died same day as Dirk Bogarde. Her son committed suicide near the anniversary of her death eleven years later.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Edward Platt (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 19, 1974. Born February 14, 1916. Chief on Get Smart.  IMDb

Donald Pleasence (actor) -- Dead. After heart surgery. Died February 2, 1995. Born October 5, 1919.  IMDb

Suzanne Pleshette (actress) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died January 19, 2008. Born January 31, 1937. Lots of Disney and made-for-TV movies, memorable as Emily on The Bob Newhart Show, married to Tom Poston from 2001 until his death, died on the same day as John Stewart.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Christopher Plummer (actor) -- Alive. Born December 13, 1927. Really Canadian, played Mike Wallace in The Insider.  IMDb

George Plimpton (writer/adventurer/actor) -- Dead. Died September 25, 2003. Born March 18, 1927. Wrote many books, founded The Paris Review and led a very interesting life, died on the same day as Robert Palmer.  Home Page  IMDb

Lee Pockriss (songwriter) -- Alive. Born circa 1930. Co-wrote "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," "Catch a Falling Star," sang in The Cuff Links.  Home Page  IMDb

Fred Pohl (writer/editor) -- Dead. Died September 2, 2013. Born November 26, 1919. Author of Man Plus and Gateway, co-author of the classic The Space Merchants, major editor in the '60s, '70s and '80s.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

June Pointer (singer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 11, 2006. Born November 30, 1953. "Respect Yourself," the youngest Pointer sister, she posed for Playboy and battled drugs.  Home Page  IMDb

Sidney Poitier (actor/ambassador) -- Alive. Born February 20, 1927. First black actor to win the Oscar for Best Actor, was ambassador from his ancestral home of the Bahamas to Japan.  Home Page  IMDb

Roman Polanski (director) -- Alive. Born August 18, 1933. Married to Sharon Tate who was murdered by Charles Manson, directed a number of movies including the Academy Award-winning The Pianist.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Sydney Pollack (director/actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 26, 2008. Born July 1, 1934. Out of Africa, Tootsie and many more.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Michael J. Pollard (actor) -- Alive. Born May 30, 1939. Played a teen well into his late 20s, Bonnie and Clyde.  IMDb

Carlo Ponti (producer) -- Dead. Died January 9, 2007. Born December 11, 1912. Produced the Oscar-winning La Strada, married to Sophia Loren.  IMDb

Jeff Porcaro (rock musician) -- Dead. Toxic substances. Died August 5, 1992. Born April 1, 1954. A member of Toto

Don Porter (actor) -- Dead. Died February 11, 1997. Born September 24, 1912. Gidget's Dad.  IMDb

Nyree Dawn Porter (actor) -- Dead. Died April 11, 2001. Born January 22, 1940. The Forsyte Saga, died on the same day as Harry Secombe.  IMDb

Thea Porter ('60s Soho designer) -- Dead. Died July 24, 2000. Born circa 1928. Popularized flashy caftcans in the '60s.

Raymond E. Portwood, Jr. (game creator) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died July 17, 2000. Born circa 1934. Helped to develop "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?".

Emily Post (writer/etiquette expert) -- Dead. Died September 25, 1960. Born October 27, 1872. Fiction and travel writer whose non-fiction book Etiquette has been constantly in print since 1922, founded the Emily Post Institute.  Home Page  FindAGrave

Markie Post (actress) -- Alive. Born November 4, 1950. The Public Defender on Night Court, Elliott's mom on Scrubs.  IMDb

Jon Postel ("Father of the Internet") -- Dead. Following heart surgery. Died October 16, 1998. Born August 6, 1943. Helped to build the communications underlying the Internet.  Home Page

Pete Postlethwaite (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died January 2, 2011. Born February 7, 1946. Obediah in the Sharpe series, Danny in Brassed Off, Oscar-nominated for In the Name of the Father he appeared in Inception and The Town during the last year of his life.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Tom Poston (actor/comic) -- Dead. Died April 30, 2007. Born October 17, 1921. Second banana in many TV shows, very amusing on To Tell the Truth, was an airman during the D-Day invasion, married to Suzanne Pleshette from 2001 until his death, died on the same day as Gordon Scott.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Chaim Potok (writer) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died July 23, 2002. Born February 17, 1929. Rabbi who wrote The Chosen and The Promise, died on the same day as Leo McKern.  Home Page  IMDb

Jerry Pournelle (computer and science fiction writer) -- Alive. Born August 7, 1933.  Home Page

Jane Powell (singer/dancer) -- Alive. Born April 1, 1929. Many Broadway shows, movies like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Royal Wedding, a smattering of TV and married to former child star Dickie Moore since 1988.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Jody Powell (press secretary/PR specialist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 14, 2009. Born April 20, 1943. Press secretary for Jimmy Carter, died on the same day as Henry Gibson and Patrick Swayze.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Lewis Powell (Supreme Court Justice) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died August 25, 1998. Born September 19, 1907. Swing vote for 15 years.

William Powell (actor) -- Dead. Cardiac arrest. Died March 5, 1984. Born July 29, 1892. The Thin Man, Life with Father, Mr. Roberts, survived nearly 50 years after experimental cancer surgery in the '30s, married to Diana Lewis for over 40 years.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Tyrone Power (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 15, 1958. Born May 5, 1913. The Mark of Zorro, Witness for the Prosecution.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Francis Gary Powers (pilot) -- Dead. Helicopter crash while flying over LA. Died August 1, 1977. Born August 17, 1929. U-2 pilot shot down over Soviet Union on May 1, 1960, during the height of the Cold War.

Mala Powers (actress/teacher) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died June 11, 2007. Born December 20, 1931. Starred in Cyrano de Bergerac and Outrage, lots of bit parts on TV.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Stefanie Powers (actress) -- Alive. Born November 2, 1942. Hart to Hart, her boyfriends included William Holden, married to Gary Lockwood during the late '60s and early '70s.  IMDb

SirTerry Pratchett (writer) -- Alive. Born April 28, 1948. The creator of the Discworld universe, announced in late '07 that he has a version of Alzheimer's - posterior cortical atrophy. Make contributions to: Match It For Pratchett.  Home Page  Home Page  IMDb

Byron Preiss (publisher/writer) -- Dead. Car accident. Died July 9, 2005. Born circa 1953. Published an array of visually-interesting works; helped launch the graphic novel field, died on the same day as Kevin Hagen.  Obituary

Otto Preminger (director) -- Dead. Alzheimer's. Died April 23, 1986. Born December 5, 1906. Saint Joan, Exodus, played Mr. Freeze on Batman, involved with Gypsy Rose Lee and Dorothy Dandridge in addition to being married many times.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Paula Prentiss (actress) -- Retired. Born March 4, 1939. Where the Boys Are, married to Richard Benjamin.  IMDb

Elvis Presley (musician) -- Dead. Died August 16, 1977. Born January 8, 1935. Groundbreaing rocker, roller, sometime actor, but Elvis sightings just aren't funny anymore.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Harve Presnell (actor/singer) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died 2009-06-30. Born September 14, 1933. The Unsinkable Molly Brown, died on the same day as Jan Rubes.  IMDb

Billy Preston (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Heart infection/kidney failure. Died June 6, 2006. Born September 2, 1946. Performed with The Beatles ("Get Back," "Let It Be"), wrote "Nothing from Nothing." Make memorial contributions to American Kidney Fund and MusicCares.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Robert Preston (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died March 21, 1987. Born June 8, 1918. The Music Man and lots more.  IMDb

Leontyne Price (singer) -- Alive. Born February 10, 1927. Opera singer (Aida) who toured in Porgie and Bess with then-husband William Warfield in the '50s..  Home Page  IMDb

Ray Price (singer) -- Dead. Died December 16, 2013. Born January 12, 1926. "For the Good Times," longtime country singer, rumored dead the day before he died.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Vincent Price (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died October 25, 1993. Born May 27, 1911.  IMDb

Louis Prima (singer) -- Dead. Died August 24, 1978. Born December 7, 1911.  IMDb

Freddie Prinze (comic) -- Dead. Self-inflicted gunshot wound. Died January 29, 1977. Born June 22, 1954. Chico and the Man.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Jay Pritzker (billionaire) -- Dead. Heart attack/stroke. Died January 23, 1999. Born circa 1922. Started the Hyatt chain in the late '50s.

Robert Prosky (actor) -- Dead. Complications of heart surgery. Died December 8, 2008. Born December 13, 1930. Longtime actor in Washington, DC, Jablonski on Hill Street Blues, Broadcast News.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Dorothy Provine (actress) -- Dead. Emphysema Died April 25, 2010. Born January 20, 1937. Many '60s movie comedies, like It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, died same day as Alan Sillitoe.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

David Prowse (tall actor) -- Alive. Born July 1, 1935. Played the body of Darth Vader in three Star Wars movies.

Juliet Prowse (actress) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died September 14, 1996. Born September 25, 1936. Leggy dancer who turned to acting.  IMDb

William Proxmire (senator) -- Dead. Alzheimer's disease. Died December 15, 2005. Born November 15, 1911. Longtime senator famous for creating the Golden Fleece award.  Home Page

Paul Prudhomme (chef) -- Alive. Born July 13, 1940. Cajun cookbook writer and owner of K-Paul's, a great New Orleans restaurant.

Richard Pryor (comedian) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 10, 2005. Born December 1, 1940. Great stand-up comic and writer, starred in Uptown Saturday Night and many TV specials, struggled with addictions and multiple sclerosis, died on the same day as Mary Jackson and Eugene McCarthy. Make memorial contributions to: Pryor's Planet.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Art Prysock (jazz musician) -- Dead. Died June 21, 1997. Born January 2, 1929.  Home Page

Kirby Puckett (baseball great) -- Dead. Stroke. Died March 6, 2006. Born March 14, 1960. Minnesota Twin hitting/fielding master, died on the same day as Dana Reeve.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Tito "The Mambo King" Puente (bandleader/percussionist) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died May 31, 2000. Born April 20, 1923. Led the Tito Puente Orchestra since 1948, recorded over 100 albums.  IMDb

Madelyn Pugh Davis (writer) Dead. Died April 20, 2011. Born March 15, 1921. Longtime writing partner of Bob Carroll, Jr., they wrote for Lucille Ball's many TV shows. She later wrote for The Mothers-in-Law and produced Alice, married for a few years to Quinn Martin, died same day as Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros.  IMDb  Obituary

Edmund Purdom (actor/singer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died January 1, 2009. Born December 19, 1924. Starred in some big '50s movies like The Student Prince and The Egyptian; lived much of his life dubbing Italian movies into English.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Amrish Puri (Bollywood star) -- Dead. Brain hemorrhage/myelodysplastic syndrome. Died January 12, 2005. Born June 22, 1932. Probably best-known worldwide as the human-sacrificing high priest in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.  IMDb  Obituary

Mario Puzo (writer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died July 2, 1999. Born October 15, 1920. Father of The Godfather.  IMDb

Denver Pyle (actor) -- Dead. Died December 25, 1997. Born May 11, 1920. Perennial cowboy, AKA Uncle Jesse on The Dukes of Hazzard.  IMDb