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Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey (January 29, 1927-March 14, 1989)

Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel 'The Monkey Wrench Gang', which has been cited as an inspiration by radical environmental groups, and the non-fiction work 'Desert Solitaire'. Wikipedia
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Oracle, Arizona, United States
Edie Adams

Edie Adams (April 16, 1927-October 15, 2008)

Edie Adams was an American businesswoman, singer, Broadway, television and film actress, and comedienne. Adams, an Emmy and Tony Award winner, "both embodied and winked at the stereotypes of fetching chanteuse and sexpot blonde". Wikipedia
Kingston, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Giovanni Arpino (January 27, 1927-December 10, 1987)

Giovanni Arpino was an Italian writer and journalist. Wikipedia
John Ashbery

John Ashbery (July 28, 1927-)

John Lawrence Ashbery is an American poet. He has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection 'Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror'. Renowned for its postmodern complexity and opacity, Ashbery's work still proves controversial. Ashbery has... Wikipedia
Rochester, New York, United States
Sunderlal Bahuguna

Sunderlal Bahuguna (January 9, 1927-November 17, 2012)

Sunderlal Bahuguna is a noted Garhwali environmentalist, Chipko movement leader and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of Non-violence and Satyagraha. This idea of chipko movement was of his wife and the action was taken by him. For years he has been fighting for the preservation of forests in the Himalayas, first as a member of the Chipko... Wikipedia
village Maroda, Tehri, India
Dewey Balfa

Dewey Balfa (March 20, 1927-June 17, 1992)

Dewey Balfa was an American Cajun fiddler and singer who contributed significantly to the popularity of Cajun music. Balfa was born near Mamou, Louisiana. He is perhaps best known for his 1964 performance at the Newport Folk Festival with Gladius Thibodeaux and Vinus LeJeune, where the group received an enthusiastic response from over seventeen... Wikipedia

Ray Barrett (May 2, 1927-September 8, 2009)

Raymond Charles "Ray" Barrett was an Australian actor. During the 1960s, he was a leading actor on British television, where he was best known for his appearances in 'The Troubleshooters'. From the 1970s, he appeared in lead and character roles in a number of Australian films and TV series. Wikipedia
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Maurice Béjart

Maurice Béjart (January 1, 1927-November 22, 2007)

Maurice Béjart was a French-born dancer, choreographer and opera director who ran the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in Switzerland. He was awarded Swiss citizenship posthumously. Wikipedia
Marseille, France
Lausanne, Switzerland
Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte (March 1, 1927-)

Harold George "Harry" Bellanfanti, Jr., better known as Harry Belafonte, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. One of the most successful Caribbean American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough... Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, U.S.
William J. Bell

William J. Bell (March 6, 1927-April 29, 2005)

William Joseph "Bill" Bell was an American screenwriter and television producer, best known as the creator of the soap operas 'Another World', 'The Young and the Restless' and 'The Bold and the Beautiful'. Wikipedia
Los Angeles
Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI (April 16, 1927-)

Benedict XVI is Pope emeritus of the Catholic Church, and served as Pope from 2005 to 2013. In that position, he was both the leader of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State. Benedict was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave following the death of Pope John Paul II, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on 24 April... Wikipedia
Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany
Laura Betti

Laura Betti (May 1, 1927-July 31, 2004)

Laura Betti was an Italian actress known particularly for her work with directors Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci. She had a long friendship with Pasolini and made a documentary about him in 2001. Wikipedia
Bologna, Italy
Rome, Latium, Italy
Adoor Bhasi

Adoor Bhasi (March 1, 1927-March 29, 1990)

K. Bhaskaran Nair, known by his stage name Adoor Bhasi, was an Indian film actor and film director from Kerala. Adoor Bhasi was almost always cast as the man who stands next to the hero. His hilarious actions and roles became the cynosure of comic scenes in the Malayalam films of the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. He is also famous for his eloquent... Wikipedia
Thiruvananthapuram, erstwhile native State of Travancore, South India
Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck (February 21, 1927-April 22, 1996)

Erma Louise Bombeck was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s. Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became bestsellers. From 1965 to 1996, Erma Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns, using broad and sometimes eloquent... Wikipedia
Bellbrook, Ohio, U.S.
San Francisco, California, U.S.

Sheila Bond (March 16, 1927-)

Sheila Bond is a retired American actress and singer, known for her work on Broadway. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley (October 1, 1927-October 19, 2010)

Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley was an American actor. Bosley is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the long-running ABC sitcom 'Happy Days', and the titular character on the NBC/ABC series 'Father Dowling Mysteries'. He also was featured in a recurring role on 'Murder, She Wrote'. He originated the title role of the Pulitzer Prize–winning... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Palm Springs, California

Gérard Brach (July 23, 1927-September 9, 2006)

Gérard Brach was a French screenwriter best known for his collaborations with the film directors Roman Polanski and Jean-Jacques Annaud. At the beginning of the 1970s he twice tried his hand at directing, but neither film achieved commercial success. Wikipedia
Montrouge, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Paris, France
Sydney Brenner

Sydney Brenner (January 13, 1927-)

Sydney Brenner, CH FRS FMedSci is a South African biologist and a 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate, shared with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston. Wikipedia
Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa
Joyce Brothers

Joyce Brothers (October 20, 1927-May 13, 2013)

Joyce Diane Brothers was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960 to 2013. In 1955, she became the only woman ever to win the top prize on the American game show 'The $64,000 Question', answering questions on the topic of boxing, which was suggested as a stunt by the show's... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States

David Butler (screenwriter) (November 12, 1927-May 27, 2006)

David Dalrymple Butler was a Scottish writer of numerous screenplays and teleplays who won a Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Wikipedia
Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom

Robert Butler (director) (November 17, 1927-)

Robert Butler is an American film director and Emmy award-winning television director. He is best known for his work in television, where he directed the pilots for a number of influential series including 'Star Trek' and 'Hill Street Blues'. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Robert Neil Butler

Robert Neil Butler (January 21, 1927-July 4, 2010)

Robert Neil Butler was a physician, gerontologist, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, who was the first director of the National Institute on Aging. Butler is known for his work on the social needs and the rights of the elderly and for his research on healthy aging and the dementias. Wikipedia

Robert Wright Campbell (June 9, 1927-September 21, 2000)

Robert Wright Campbell, often credited as R. Wright Campbell, was an American screenwriter, author and occasional actor. He was the brother of actor William Campbell and brother in law of Judith Campbell Exner. Wikipedia

Bunny Carr (July 31, 1927-)

Bunny Carr is a former television presenter on RTÉ, who hosted such shows as 'Quicksilver' and 'Going Strong' and was a public supporter and fundraiser for the aid organisation Gorta. In 1964 he won a Jacob's Award for his television series, 'Teen Talk'. Wikipedia
Pat Carroll (actress)

Pat Carroll (actress) (May 5, 1927-)

Patricia Ann "Pat" Carroll is an American actress, voice actress and comedian who is known for being the voice of Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid' as well as having a long acting career, including appearances in CBS's 'The Danny Thomas Show', ABC's 'Laverne & Shirley', 'ER', other guest-starring and series-regular roles on American television as... Wikipedia
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Jack Cassidy

Jack Cassidy (March 5, 1927-December 12, 1976)

John Joseph Edward “Jack” Cassidy was an American singer and actor of stage, film, and television. Wikipedia
Richmond Hill, New York, U.S.
West Hollywood, California, U.S.
Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez (March 31, 1927-April 23, 1993)

Cesar Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. Wikipedia
near Yuma, Arizona, United States
San Luis, Arizona, United States
Arthur Cohn

Arthur Cohn (February 4, 1927-)

Arthur Cohn is a film producer. Wikipedia
Basel, Switzerland
Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook (October 25, 1927-)

Barbara Cook is an American singer and actress who first came to prominence in the 1950s after starring in the original Broadway musicals 'Plain and Fancy', 'Candide' and 'The Music Man' among others, winning a Tony Award for the last. She continued performing mostly in theatre until the mid-1970s, when she began a second career that continues to... Wikipedia

Mason Cooley (<a href="/born/year/1927" title="Celebrities Born in 1927">1927</a>-July 25, 2002)

Mason Cooley was an American aphorist known for his witty aphorisms. One of these such aphorisms Cooley developed was "The time I kill is killing me." Wikipedia
Gordon Cooper

Gordon Cooper (March 6, 1927-October 4, 2004)

Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr., better known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. Wikipedia
Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Ventura, California, U.S.
Carlo Croccolo

Carlo Croccolo (April 9, 1927-)

Carlo Croccolo is an Italian film actor and dubber. He has appeared in over 100 films since 1949. He was born in Naples, Italy. Wikipedia
Naples, Italy
Colin Davis

Colin Davis (September 25, 1927-April 14, 2013)

Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE was an English conductor. He was particularly noted for his advocacy of the music of Hector Berlioz and of Michael Tippett. Wikipedia
Weybridge, Surrey

David Brion Davis (February 16, 1927-)

David Brion Davis is an American intellectual and cultural historian, and a leading authority on slavery and abolition in the Western world. He is a Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, and founder and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. The author and editor... Wikipedia

Pasqualino De Santis (April 24, 1927-June 23, 1996)

Pasqualino De Santis was an Italian cinematographer. Wikipedia
Fondi, Latina, Italy
Nancy Dickerson

Nancy Dickerson (January 19, 1927-October 18, 1997)

Nancy Dickerson was an American pioneering radio and television newswoman. As famous as a celebrity and socialite as she was for her journalism, she later became an award-winning independent producer of documentaries. Wikipedia

Peter Dickinson (December 16, 1927-)

Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson OBE FRSL is a prolific English author and poet, best known for children's books and detective stories. Wikipedia
Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia
Val Dufour

Val Dufour (February 5, 1927-July 27, 2000)

Val Dufour, born Albert Valéry Dufour was an American actor. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dufour's parents were of Parisian French descent. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York, New York
Frank Dunlop (director)

Frank Dunlop (director) (February 15, 1927-)

Frank Dunlop is a British theatre director. Wikipedia
Manfred Eigen

Manfred Eigen (May 9, 1927-)

Manfred Eigen is a German biophysical chemist who won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on measuring fast chemical reactions. Wikipedia
Peter Falk

Peter Falk (September 16, 1927-June 23, 2011)

Peter Michael Falk was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series 'Columbo'. He appeared in numerous films such as 'The Princess Bride', 'The Great Race', 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World', 'A Woman Under the Influence' and 'Murder by Death', as well as many television guest roles. He was nominated for an... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California
Ibrahim Ferrer

Ibrahim Ferrer (February 20, 1927-August 6, 2005)

Ibrahim Ferrer was a popular Afro-Cuban singer and musician in Cuba. He performed with many musical groups including the Conjunto Sorpresa, Orquesta Chepin-Choven and Afro-Cuban All Stars. Later in life, Ferrer became a member of the internationally successful Buena Vista Social Club. Wikipedia
San Luis, Cuba
Havana, Cuba
Pasquale Festa Campanile

Pasquale Festa Campanile (July 28, 1927-February 25, 1986)

Pasquale Festa Campanile was an Italian screenwriter, film director and novelist, mostly known as a prominent exponent of the commedia all'italiana genre. Wikipedia
Melfi, Basilicata, Italy
Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse (June 23, 1927-September 23, 1987)

Robert Louis "Bob" Fosse was an American dancer, musical theatre choreographer, director, screenwriter, film director and actor. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Hal Fowler

Hal Fowler (January 12, 1927-November 7, 2000)

Harold Arthur "Hal" Fowler was an American poker player known for winning the 1979 World Series of Poker Main Event. He is considered the first amateur poker player to become poker's World Champion. Wikipedia
Nellie Fox

Nellie Fox (December 25, 1927-December 1, 1975)

Jacob Nelson "Nellie" Fox was an American professional baseball player. Fox was one of the best second basemen, and the third most difficult hitter to strike out in Major League Baseball history. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, and Houston Astros, from 1947 through 1965. Wikipedia
St. Thomas Township, Pennsylvania
Baltimore, Maryland

Eric Freiwald (September 24, 1927-January 29, 2010)

Eric Freiwald was an American TV writer scripting the daytime television serial, 'The Young and the Restless'. Wikipedia

William Fyfe (June 4, 1927-November 11, 2013)

William Sefton Fyfe was a New Zealand geologist and Professor Emeritus in the department of Earth Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. He is widely considered among the world’s most eminent geochemists. Wikipedia
Ashburn, New Zealand
London, Ontario, Canada

Revaz Gamkrelidze (February 4, 1927-)

Revaz Valerianovic Gamkrelidze is a Georgian and Soviet mathematician known for his work in optimal control theory and related fields. Gamkrelidze is a member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the founding editor of Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences. Wikipedia
Kutaisi, Georgia
Gao Yaojie

Gao Yaojie (December 19, 1927-)

Gao Yaojie is a Chinese gynecologist, academic, and AIDS activist in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China. Gao has been honored for her work by the United Nations and Western organizations, and had spent time under house arrest. Her split with the Chinese authority on the transmission and the seriousness of the AIDS epidemic in China hinders her... Wikipedia
Cao County, Shandong, China
Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17, 2014)

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in... Wikipedia
Aracataca, Magdalena Department, Colombia
Mexico City, Mexico

Anne George (writer) (December 4, 1927-March 14, 2001)

Anne Carroll George was an American author and poet. A collection of her poetry, 'Some of it is True', was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1993, and her Southern Sisters mystery series was honored with the coveted Agatha Award. She graduated from Samford University and was Alabama's 1994 state poet and cofounder of Druid Press. George died in... Wikipedia
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927-September 28, 2003)

Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title. The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals, then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the... Wikipedia
Clarendon County, South Carolina
East Orange, New Jersey

Norman Gimbel (November 16, 1927-)

Norman Gimbel is an American lyricist of popular songs, television and movie themes whose writing career includes such titles as "Sway", "Canadian Sunset", "Summer Samba", "The Girl from Ipanema", "Killing Me Softly with His Song", "Meditation", along with an Oscar for "It Goes Like It Goes" - from the film 'Norma Rae'. He was inducted into the... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Lee Grant

Lee Grant (October 31, 1927-)

Lee Grant is a celebrated American stage, film and television actress, and film director. From 1952 through 1964 she was blacklisted from radio, film, and most television work, but continued working sporadically in the theatre during this time. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Günter Grass

Günter Grass (October 16, 1927-April 13, 2015)

Günter Wilhelm Grass was a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor, and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. Wikipedia
Wrzeszcz (Danzig-Langfuhr), Free City of Danzig
Lübeck, Germany

Thorkild Hansen (January 9, 1927-February 4, 1989)

Thorkild Hansen was a Danish novelist known for his 'Slave Trilogy.' He also wrote books about Knut Hamsun and volumes of travel writing. In 1971 he won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize. He is known as one of the most read novelists in Danish literature. He died prematurely, during a voyage in the Caribbean. Wikipedia
Rosemary Harris

Rosemary Harris (September 19, 1927-)

Rosemary Ann Harris is an English actress. She is a 1986 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. Wikipedia
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England, UK
Reuben Hersh

Reuben Hersh (<a href="/born/year/1927" title="Celebrities Born in 1927">1927</a>-)

Reuben Hersh is an American mathematician and academic, best known for his writings on the nature, practice, and social impact of mathematics. This work challenges and complements mainstream philosophy of mathematics. Wikipedia

Jake Hess (December 24, 1927-January 4, 2004)

Jake Hess was an American Grammy Award-winning southern gospel singer. Wikipedia
Limestone County, Alabama, United States
Opelika, Alabama
Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark (December 24, 1927-)

Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney, known professionally as Mary Higgins Clark, is an American author of suspense novels. Each of her 51 books has been a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remained in print as of 2015, with her debut suspense novel, 'Where Are The Children', in its... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Aidan Higgins

Aidan Higgins (March 3, 1927-)

Aidan Higgins is an Irish writer. He has written short stories, travel pieces, radio drama and novels. Among his published works are 'Langrishe, Go Down', Balcony of Europe and a more recent biographical work 'Dog Days'. His writing is characterised by non-conventional foreign settings and a stream of consciousness narrative mode. Most of his early... Wikipedia
Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland
Friedrich Hirzebruch

Friedrich Hirzebruch (October 17, 1927-May 27, 2012)

Friedrich Ernst Peter Hirzebruch was a German mathematician, working in the fields of topology, complex manifolds and algebraic geometry, and a leading figure in his generation. He has been described as "the most important mathematician in the Germany of the postwar period." Wikipedia
Hamm, Germany
Bonn, Germany

Gabriel Horn (December 9, 1927-August 2, 2012)

Sir Gabriel Horn, MD, ScD, FRS, FRCP was a British biologist and Emeritus Professor in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. His research was into the neural mechanisms of learning and memory. Wikipedia
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington (April 18, 1927-December 24, 2008)

Samuel Phillips Huntington was an influential American conservative political scientist, adviser and academic. He spent more than half a century at Harvard University, where he was director of Harvard's Center for International Affairs and the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor. During the Carter administration, Huntington was the White... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Vladimir Ilyushin

Vladimir Ilyushin (March 31, 1927-March 1, 2010)

Major General Vladimir Sergeyevich Ilyushin was a Soviet general and noted test pilot, and the son of aerospace engineer Sergei Ilyushin. He spent most of his career as a test pilot for the Sukhoi OKB. In 1961, Ilyushin was the subject of spurious rumors that he, rather than Yuri Gagarin, was the first cosmonaut in space; according to the... Wikipedia
Soviet Union
Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi

Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi (March 22, 1927-)

Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi is a Spanish film director and producer. Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain
Jackie Jensen

Jackie Jensen (March 9, 1927-July 14, 1982)

Jack Eugene Jensen was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for three American League teams from 1950 to 1961, most notably the Boston Red Sox. He was named the AL's Most Valuable Player in after hitting 35 home runs and leading the league with 122 runs batted in; he also led the league in RBIs two other years, and in... Wikipedia
San Francisco, California
Charlottesville, Virginia
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (May 7, 1927-April 3, 2013)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE was a German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, made up of director James Ivory and the late producer Ismail Merchant. Jhabvala wrote a dozen... Wikipedia
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
New York City, US
Antônio Carlos Jobim

Antônio Carlos Jobim (January 25, 1927-December 8, 1994)

Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim — also known as Tom Jobim — was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist. He was a primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally. Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro
New York City

John Kander (March 18, 1927-)

John Harold Kander is the American composer of a number of musicals as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb. He wrote the lyrics for the stage musical 'Cabaret', for which he won the Tony Award as Composer and Lyricist. He and Ebb received the Kennedy Center Honors award for Lifetime Achievement in 1998. Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Norman Kaye (January 17, 1927-May 28, 2007)

Norman James Kaye was an Australian actor and musician. He was best known for his roles in the films of director Paul Cox. Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia
Bob Keeshan

Bob Keeshan (June 27, 1927-January 23, 2004)

Robert James "Bob" Keeshan was an American television producer and actor. He is most notable as the title character of the children's television program 'Captain Kangaroo', which became an icon for millions of people during its 30-year run from 1955 to 1984. Wikipedia
Lynbrook, New York
Windsor, Vermont
Red Kelly

Red Kelly (July 9, 1927-)

Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly, CM is a retired Canadian ice hockey player in the NHL. He played on more Stanley Cup winning teams than any player who never played for the Montreal Canadiens, and is the only player to be part of two of the nine dynasties recognized by the NHL in its history. He was also a Liberal Member of Parliament for the... Wikipedia
Simcoe, ON, CAN
Daniel Keyes

Daniel Keyes (August 9, 1927-June 15, 2014)

Daniel Keyes was an American author best known for his Hugo award-winning short story and Nebula award-winning novel 'Flowers for Algernon'. Keyes was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2000. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City
Mohammed Zahur Khayyam

Mohammed Zahur Khayyam (February 18, 1927-)

Mohammed Zahur "Khayyam" Hashmi, better known as Khayyam, is an Indian music composer whose career spanned four decades. Wikipedia
Rahon, Nawanshahr District, Punjab
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell (February 1, 1927-October 28, 2014)

Galway Kinnell was an American poet. For his 1982 'Selected Poems' he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and split the National Book Award for Poetry with Charles Wright. From 1989 to 1993 he was poet laureate for the state of Vermont. Wikipedia
Providence, Rhode Island
Sheffield, Vermont

Morio Kita (May 1, 1927-October 24, 2011)

Morio Kita was the pen name of Sokichi Saitō, a Japanese novelist, essayist, and psychiatrist. Wikipedia
Tokyo City
Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt (January 17, 1927-December 25, 2008)

Eartha Mae Kitt was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedian, activist and voice artist, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby", which were both US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in... Wikipedia
North, South Carolina, U.S.
Weston, Connecticut, U.S.
Leszek Kołakowski

Leszek Kołakowski (October 23, 1927-July 17, 2009)

Leszek Kołakowski was a Polish philosopher and historian of ideas. He is best known for his critical analyses of Marxist thought, especially his three-volume history, 'Main Currents of Marxism'. In his later work, Kolakowski increasingly focused on religious questions. In his 1986 Jefferson Lecture, he asserted that "We learn history not in order... Wikipedia
Radom, Poland
Oxford, England
Harvey Korman

Harvey Korman (February 15, 1927-May 29, 2008)

Harvey Herschel Korman was an American comedic actor who performed in television and movie productions and was also a voice artist. His big break was being a featured performer on CBS's 'The Danny Kaye Show', but he is best remembered for his performances on the sketch comedy series 'The Carol Burnett Show' and in several films by Mel Brooks, most... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Los Angeles, California

Ahmadou Kourouma (November 24, 1927-December 11, 2003)

Ahmadou Kourouma was an Ivorian novelist. Wikipedia
Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Lasorda (September 22, 1927-)

Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda is a former Major League baseball player who has had a lengthy career in sports management. In 2009, he marked his sixth decade in one capacity or another with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the longest non-continuous tenure anyone has had with the team, edging Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully by a single... Wikipedia
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Mell Lazarus

Mell Lazarus (May 3, 1927-)

Mell Lazarus is an American novelist and cartoonist, best known as the creator of two comic strips, 'Miss Peach' and 'Momma'. For his comic strip 'Pauline McPeril', he used the pseudonym Fulton, which also the name of a character in his novel, 'The Boss Is Crazy, Too'. Wikipedia
Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh (July 6, 1927-October 3, 2004)

Jeanette Helen Morrison, known professionally as Janet Leigh, was an American actress and author. She is best remembered for her performance in 'Psycho', for which she was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and received an Academy Award nomination. Wikipedia
Merced, California, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Gina Lollobrigida

Gina Lollobrigida (July 4, 1927-)

Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida is an Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor. She was one of the highest profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was considered to be a sex symbol. Wikipedia
Subiaco, Italy
Alan MacDiarmid

Alan MacDiarmid (April 14, 1927-February 7, 2007)

Alan Graham MacDiarmid, ONZ was a New Zealand-born American chemist, and one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000. Wikipedia
Masterton, New Zealand
Philadelphia, U.S.
Theodore Maiman

Theodore Maiman (July 11, 1927-May 5, 2007)

Theodore Harold "Ted" Maiman was an American Engineer and physicist credited with the invention of the first working laser. Maiman’s laser led to the subsequent development of many other types of lasers. The laser was successfully fired on May 16, 1960. In a July 7, 1960 press conference in Manhattan, Maiman and his employer, Hughes Aircraft... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Vancouver, British Columbia

Luigi Malerba (November 11, 1927-May 8, 2008)

Luigi Malerba, born Luigi Bonardi, was an Italian author who wrote short stories, historical novels, and screenplays, and who co-founded the 'Gruppo 63', based on Marxism and Structuralism. Umberto Eco said that "Malerba was defined post-modern, but that's not all true, because he is maliciously ironic, unpredictable, and ambiguous". He was one of... Wikipedia
Berceto, Province of Parma, Italy
Rome, Italy
Harry Markowitz

Harry Markowitz (August 24, 1927-)

Harry Max Markowitz is an American economist, and a recipient of the 1989 John von Neumann Theory Prize and the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Anselmo Martinez

Anselmo Martinez (April 21, 1927-)

Anselmo "El Chemiro" Martinez is a popular Tejano singer, songwriter and musician. He gained prominence in the mid-1960s by recording orchestra music influenced by Glenn Miller, and by subsequently introducing the style coast to coast as he was touring and recording his original compositions. He has released 13 albums, 248 original songs and over... Wikipedia
Dunlay, Texas

Pedro Masó (January 26, 1927-September 23, 2008)

Pedro Masó was a Spanish director, producer, and scriptwriter. Wikipedia
Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen (May 22, 1927-April 5, 2014)

Peter Matthiessen was an American novelist, naturalist, wilderness writer and CIA agent. A co-founder of the literary magazine 'The Paris Review', he was a three-time National Book Award winner. He was also a prominent environmental activist. His nonfiction featured nature and travel, notably 'The Snow Leopard' and American Indian issues and... Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Sagaponack, New York
Lois Maxwell

Lois Maxwell (February 14, 1927-September 29, 2007)

Lois Maxwell was a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Miss Moneypenny in the first fourteen 'James Bond' films. She was the first actress to play the part. The films in which she played Miss Moneypenny were Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty´s Secret Service, Diamonds Are... Wikipedia
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
John McCarthy (computer scientist)

John McCarthy (computer scientist) (September 4, 1927-October 24, 2011)

John McCarthy was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. McCarthy was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence. He coined the term "artificial intelligence", developed the Lisp programming language family, significantly influenced the design of the ALGOL programming language, popularized timesharing, and was... Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Stanford, California, United States
Peggy McCay

Peggy McCay (November 3, 1927-)

Margaret Ann McCay, known professionally as Peggy McCay, is an American actress whose career began in 1949, and includes theatre, television, soap operas, and feature films. She may be best known for originating the roles of Vanessa Dale on the CBS soap opera 'Love of Life', and Caroline Brady, which she has played since 1983 on NBC's 'Days of Our... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.

Bob McFarlane (May 28, 1927-February 27, 2006)

Robert Malcolm McFarlane was a Canadian track and field sprinter and football player who became a plastic surgeon specializing primarily in hand and upper limb surgery. Wikipedia

Brian McGuinness (October 22, 1927-)

Brian McGuinness is an eminent British philosopher. Wikipedia
Anne McLaren

Anne McLaren (April 26, 1927-July 7, 2007)

Dame Anne Laura Dorinthea McLaren, DBE, FRS, FRCOG was a leading figure in developmental biology. Her work helped lead to human in vitro fertilisation. She received many honours for her contributions to science, including being made an officer of the Royal Society. She was the daughter of Henry McLaren, 2nd Baron Aberconway and Christabel... Wikipedia
London, England, UK
On the motorway from Cambridge to London, England

Barbara Mertz (September 29, 1927-August 8, 2013)

Barbara Mertz was an American author who wrote under her own name as well as under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. In 1952 she received a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. While she was best known for her mystery and suspense novels, in the 1960s she authored two books on ancient Egypt, both of which have... Wikipedia
Canton, Illinois
Frederick, Maryland
W. S. Merwin

W. S. Merwin (September 30, 1927-)

William Stanley Merwin is an American poet, credited with over fifty books of poetry, translation and prose. During the 1960s anti-war movement, Merwin's unique craft was thematically characterized by indirect, unpunctuated narration. In the 1980s and 1990s, Merwin's writing influence derived from his interest in Buddhist philosophy and deep... Wikipedia
New York City
Jim Metcalf

Jim Metcalf (May 11, 1927-March 8, 1977)

James M. Metcalf was a journalist for WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana where he served as anchor/reporter. He later became the host of 'A Sunday Journal' from 1973 until his death from cancer in 1977, which was considered a "class act" in bringing ordinary people and their hobbies and interests to television. In 1975, Jim and his show were awarded... Wikipedia
Burburnett, Texas
César Milstein

César Milstein (October 8, 1927-March 24, 2002)

César Milstein, CH, FRS was a Argentinian biochemist - nationalized British - in the field of antibody research. Milstein shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984 with Niels Kaj Jerne and Georges J. F. Köhler. Wikipedia
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Cambridge, England
Marvin Minsky

Marvin Minsky (August 9, 1927-)

Marvin Lee Minsky is an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence, co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy. Wikipedia
New York City
Roger Moore

Roger Moore (October 14, 1927-)

Sir Roger George Moore KBE is an English actor. He is perhaps best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985, and he is the oldest actor to have played Bond. He was 44 years old when he signed the contract to play Bond, on Wednesday, August 2, 1972, and 58 years old when he retired from the role, on... Wikipedia
Stockwell, London, England
Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Daniel Patrick Moynihan (March 16, 1927-March 26, 2003)

Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected three times. He declined to run for re-election in 2000. Prior to his years in the Senate, Moynihan was the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations... Wikipedia
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Washington, D.C.
Harry Mulisch

Harry Mulisch (July 29, 1927-October 30, 2010)

Harry Kurt Victor Mulisch was a Dutch writer. He wrote more than 80 novels, plays, essays, poems and philosophical reflections. These have been translated into more than 30 languages. Wikipedia
Haarlem, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands
K. Alex Müller

K. Alex Müller (April 20, 1927-)

Karl Alexander Müller is a Swiss physicist and Nobel laureate. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1987 with Georg Bednorz for their work in superconductivity in ceramic materials. Wikipedia
Basel, Switzerland
Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan (April 6, 1927-January 20, 1996)

Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonists in jazz history – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a notable arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis,... Wikipedia
Queens Village, Queens, New York City, United States
Darien, Connecticut, United States
Marshall Warren Nirenberg

Marshall Warren Nirenberg (April 10, 1927-January 15, 2010)

Marshall Warren Nirenberg was an American biochemist and geneticist. He shared a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with Har Gobind Khorana and Robert W. Holley for "breaking the genetic code" and describing how it operates in protein synthesis. In the same year, together with Har Gobind Khorana, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz... Wikipedia
New York City
New York City

Joan Lowery Nixon (February 3, 1927-June 28, 2003)

Joan Lowery Nixon was an American journalist and author, specializing in historical fiction and mysteries for children and young adults. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
Robert Noyce

Robert Noyce (December 12, 1927-June 3, 1990)

Robert Norton Noyce, nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley," co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968. He is also credited with the realization of the first integrated circuit or microchip which fueled the personal computer revolution and gave Silicon Valley its name. Wikipedia
Burlington, Iowa
Austin, Texas
Sadako Ogata

Sadako Ogata (September 16, 1927-)

Sadako Ogata, is a Japanese academic, diplomat, author, administrator and professor emeritus at Sophia University. She is widely known for the post of the decade as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as well as the Chairman of the UNICEF Executive Board and as the President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Wikipedia
Tokyo, Japan
George Andrew Olah

George Andrew Olah (May 22, 1927-)

George Andrew Olah is a Hungarian and American chemist. His research involves the generation and reactivity of carbocations via superacids. For this research, Olah was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994. He has also been awarded the Priestley Medal, the highest honor granted by the American Chemical Society and F.A. Cotton Medal for... Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary

Robert Orben (March 4, 1927-)

Robert Orben is best known as an American professional comedy writer, though he also worked as a speechwriter for Gerald R. Ford and as a magician. He has written multiple books on comedy, mostly collections of gags and "one-liners" originally written for his newsletter, 'Orben's Current Comedy', and he has also written books for magicians. Wikipedia
Patti Page

Patti Page (November 8, 1927-January 1, 2013)

Clara Ann Fowler, known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer of traditional pop music. She was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s, selling over 100 million records during a six decade long career. She was often introduced as "the Singin' Rage, Miss Patti Page". New York WNEW... Wikipedia
Claremore, Oklahoma, United States
Encinitas, California, United States
Estelle Parsons

Estelle Parsons (November 20, 1927-)

Estelle Margaret Parsons is an American stage, film and television actress, 'Today Show' television presenter, and occasional stage director. Wikipedia
Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
Jean-Claude Pascal

Jean-Claude Pascal (October 24, 1927-May 5, 1992)

Jean-Claude Pascal, real name Jean-Claude Villeminot, was a French comedian and singer. Wikipedia

Oskar Pastior (October 20, 1927-October 4, 2006)

Oskar Pastior was a Romanian-born German poet and translator. He was the only German member of Oulipo. Wikipedia
Martin Lewis Perl

Martin Lewis Perl (June 24, 1927-September 30, 2014)

Martin Lewis Perl was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 for his discovery of the tau lepton. Wikipedia
New York
Stanford, California
Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier (February 20, 1927-)

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat. Wikipedia
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price (February 10, 1927-)

Mary Violet Leontyne Price is an American soprano. Born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was one of the first African Americans to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera. Wikipedia
Laurel, Mississippi, USA
Denis Quilley

Denis Quilley (December 26, 1927-October 5, 2003)

Denis Clifford Quilley OBE was an English actor. Wikipedia
Islington, London, England
London, England
Emmanuelle Riva

Emmanuelle Riva (February 24, 1927-)

Emmanuelle Riva is a French actress, best known for her roles in the films 'Hiroshima mon amour' and 'Amour'. Wikipedia
Cheniméni, France
Rachel Roberts (actress)

Rachel Roberts (actress) (September 20, 1927-November 26, 1980)

Rachel Roberts was a Welsh actress noted for her fervour and passion. Roberts is best remembered for her forthright screen performances as the older mistress of the central male character in two key films of the 1960s, 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning' and 'This Sporting Life'. For 'This Sporting Life', Roberts was nominated for the Academy Award... Wikipedia
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Los Angeles, California, United States
Marshall Rosenbluth

Marshall Rosenbluth (February 5, 1927-September 28, 2003)

Marshall Nicholas Rosenbluth was an American plasma physicist and member of the National Academy of Sciences. In 1997 he was awarded the National Medal of Science for discoveries in controlled thermonuclear fusion, contributions to plasma physics, and work in computational statistical mechanics. He was also a recipient of the E.O. Lawrence Prize,... Wikipedia
Albany, New York
San Diego, California

Herbert Ross (May 13, 1927-October 9, 2001)

Herbert David Ross was an American actor, choreographer, director and producer predominantly in the stage and film fields. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, NY
New York, NY
Mstislav Rostropovich

Mstislav Rostropovich (March 27, 1927-April 27, 2007)

Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich, KBE, was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered to be one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. In addition to his interpretations and technique, he was well known for both inspiring and commissioning new works, which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before... Wikipedia
Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR
Moscow, Russia
Frank Sherwood Rowland

Frank Sherwood Rowland (June 28, 1927-March 10, 2012)

Frank Sherwood Rowland was an American Nobel laureate and a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. His research was on atmospheric chemistry and chemical kinetics. His best-known work was the discovery that chlorofluorocarbons contribute to ozone depletion. Wikipedia
Delaware, Ohio
Newport Beach, California
Wolfgang Schreyer

Wolfgang Schreyer (November 20, 1927-)

Wolfgang Schreyer is a German writer of fiction, historic adventures mixed with documentary, science fiction for TV shows and movies and is best known as the author of over 20 adventure stories. Wikipedia
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
George C. Scott

George C. Scott (October 18, 1927-September 22, 1999)

George Campbell Scott was an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S. Patton in the film 'Patton', as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb', and as Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive... Wikipedia
Wise, Virginia, U.S.
Westlake Village, California, U.S.
Neil Simon

Neil Simon (July 4, 1927-)

Marvin Neil Simon is an American playwright and screenwriter. He has written more than thirty plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. He has received more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York City, USA

Henry Slesar (June 12, 1927-April 2, 2002)

Henry Slesar was an American author, playwright, and copywriter. He is famous for his use of irony and twist endings. After reading Slesar's "M Is for the Many" in 'Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine', Alfred Hitchcock bought it for adaptation and they began many successful collaborations. Slesar wrote hundreds of scripts for television series and... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
New York City, New York, United States

Allan Smethurst (November 19, 1927-December 24, 2000)

Allan Francis Smethurst, aka The Singing Postman was an English folk singer and postman. He is best known for his self-penned novelty song, "Hev Yew Gotta Loight, Boy?", which earned him an Ivor Novello Award in 1966, and "A Miss from Diss". Wikipedia
Walshaw, Lancashire, England
Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Vernon L. Smith

Vernon L. Smith (January 1, 1927-)

Vernon Lomax Smith is professor of economics at Chapman University's Argyros School of Business and Economics and School of Law in Orange, California, a research scholar at George Mason University Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center, all in Arlington, Virginia. Smith shared the 2002 Nobel Memorial... Wikipedia
Wichita, Kansas
Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley (February 25, 1927-)

Ralph Edmund Stanley, also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, is an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing. Stanley has been playing music since 1946, originally with his brother Carter as part of the "Stanley Brothers", and most often as the leader of his band, the "Clinch Mountain Boys". He is part of the first... Wikipedia
McClure, Virginia, United States
McLean Stevenson

McLean Stevenson (November 14, 1927-February 15, 1996)

Edgar McLean Stevenson, Jr., better known as McLean Stevenson, was an American actor most recognized for his role as Lt. Colonel Henry Blake on the TV series 'M*A*S*H'. He was also recognized for his role as Michael Nicholson on 'The Doris Day Show'. Wikipedia
Normal, Illinois, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller (June 8, 1927-)

Gerald Isaac "Jerry" Stiller is an American comedian and actor. Wikipedia
New York City, U.S.
Sada Thompson

Sada Thompson (September 27, 1927-May 4, 2011)

Sada Carolyn Thompson was an American stage, film, and television actress. Wikipedia
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Mikhail Ulyanov

Mikhail Ulyanov (November 20, 1927-March 26, 2007)

Mikhail Alexandrovich Ulyanov was a Soviet and Russian actor who was one of the most recognized persons of the post-World War II Soviet theatre and cinema. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1969 and received a special prize from the Venice Film Festival in 1982. Wikipedia
Dušan Vukotić

Dušan Vukotić (February 7, 1927-July 8, 1998)

Dušan Vukotić was a cartoonist, author and director of animated films from Yugoslavia. He is the best known member of the Zagreb school of animated films. Wikipedia
Bileća, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Krapinske Toplice, Croatia
Austryn Wainhouse

Austryn Wainhouse (February 6, 1927-September 30, 2014)

Austryn Wainhouse was an American author, publisher and translator, primarily of French works and most notably of the Marquis de Sade. He sometimes used the pseudonym Pieralessandro Casavini. Wikipedia
Martin Walser

Martin Walser (March 24, 1927-)

Martin Walser is a German writer. He became famous for describing the conflicts his anti-heroes have in his novels and stories. In 1998 he was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in Frankfurt.. Wikipedia
Wasserburg am Bodensee
Gwen Watford

Gwen Watford (September 10, 1927-February 6, 1994)

Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford was an English film, stage and television actress. She married actor Richard Bebb in 1952. Wikipedia
London, England, UK

Peter Whittle (February 27, 1927-)

Peter Whittle is a mathematician and statistician, working in the fields of stochastic nets, optimal control, time series analysis, stochastic optimisation and stochastic dynamics. From 1967 to 1994, he was the Churchill Professor of Mathematics for Operational Research at the University of Cambridge. Wikipedia
Wellington, New Zealand
Wally Wood

Wally Wood (June 17, 1927-November 2, 1981)

Wallace Allan Wood was an American comic book writer, artist and independent publisher, best known for his work on EC Comics's 'Mad' and Marvel's Daredevil. He was one of 'Mad' ' s founding cartoonists in 1952. Although much of his early professional artwork is signed Wallace Wood, he became known as Wally Wood, a name he claimed to dislike. Within... Wikipedia
Menahga, Minnesota
Los Angeles, California
James Wright (poet)

James Wright (poet) (December 13, 1927-March 25, 1980)

James Arlington Wright was an American poet. Wikipedia
New York, NY
Bill Yeoman

Bill Yeoman (December 26, 1927-)

Bill Yeoman is a former American football player and coach. Starting in 1962, he was the University of Houston's head coach, holding the position through 1986. In his tenure, he became the winningest coach in school history, with an overall record of 160–108–8. Yeoman revolutionized offensive football in 1964 by developing the Veer option offense.... Wikipedia
Elnora, IN

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