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Natalie Babbitt (writer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died October 31, 2016. Born July 28, 1932. Newbury-award-winning author of Tuck Everlasting.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Lauren Bacall (actress) -- Dead. Stroke. Died August 12, 2014. Born September 16, 1924. Key Largo, Designing Woman, wrote Lauren Bacall, by herself, married to Humphrey Bogart and, later, to Jason Robards.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Burt Bacharach (songwriter) -- Alive. Born May 12, 1928. Famous for writing many pop songs since the '60s, usually with lyricist Hal David, including "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" and "What the World Needs Now" and wrote songs for the musical Promises, Promises. Married to and divorced from Angie Dickinson and Carol Bayer Sager.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Jim Backus (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died July 3, 1989. Born February 25, 1913. Gilligan's, voice of Mr. Magoo.  Home Page  IMDb

John Backus (compiler developer) -- Dead. Died March 17, 2007. Born December 3, 1924. Developed the FORTRAN programming language while working for IBM.  Home Page

Jim Baen (publisher) -- Dead. Stroke. Died June 28, 2006. Born October 22, 1943. Founder of Baen Books, promoter of electronic publishing.  Home Page  Obituary

Max Baer, Jr. (actor) -- Alive. Born December 4, 1937. The original Jethro.  IMDb

Parley Baer (actor) -- Dead. Stroke complications. Died November 22, 2002. Born August 5, 1914. Bit player on many, many TV shows  IMDb

Joan Baez (singer/anti-war activist) -- Alive. Born January 9, 1941. Professional performer since 1958, helped popularize Bob Dylan's music, especially "Blowin' in the Wind."  Home Page  IMDb

Ross Bagdasarian (Alvin and the Chipmunks creator) -- Dead. Died January 16, 1972. Born January 27, 1919.  Home Page  IMDb

David Bailey (actor) -- Dead. Drowning. Died November 25, 2004. Born October 27, 1933. Soap actor who played various incarnations of Russ Matthews on Another World and was playing the ruthless Alistair Crane on Passions when he died. Make memorial contributions to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Home Page  IMDb

Pearl Bailey (actress/singer) -- Dead. Died August 17, 1990. Born March 29, 1918. Carmen Jones, lots of TV, and a revival of Hello Dolly, married to Louie Bellson for nearly 40 years.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Barbara Bain (actress) -- Alive. Born September 13, 1931. Mission Impossible and Space: 1999, ex-wife of Martin Landau.  IMDb

Conrad Bain (actor) -- Dead. Died January 14, 2013. Born February 4, 1923. Philip Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes, Arthur on Maude.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Scott Baio (actor) -- Not dead yet. Born September 22, 1961.  IMDb

George Baker (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia/stroke. Died October 7, 2011. Born April 1, 1931. Best-known as Wexford in the The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, he played Tiberius in I, Claudius  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Ginger Baker (rock 'n' roller) -- Alive. Born August 19, 1939. Falling off the Roof

Howard Baker (politician) -- Dead. Stroke. Died June 26, 2014. Born November 15, 1925. A Republican senator back in the days when Republicans had intelligence and would fight corruption in their own party - during the Watergate hearings, Baker kept famously saying "What did the president know and when did he know it?"  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Joe Don Baker (actor) -- Alive. Born February 12, 1936. Walking Tall.  IMDb

Kage Baker (SF writer) -- Dead. Cancer Died January 31, 2010. Born June 10, 1952. Wrote the Company novels, finalist for Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy awards.  Home Page  Obituary

Kathy Baker (actress) -- Alive Born June 8, 1950. Picket Fences and Edward Scissorhands.  IMDb

Kenny Baker (actor) -- Dead. Died August 13, 2016. Born August 24, 1934. Made R2D2 run through six Star Wars movies, also appeared in Amadeus and The Elephant Man, was a professional ice skater and performed in comedy nights after the '90s.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Tom Baker (Who? actor) -- Alive. Born January 20, 1934. Probably best-known in America as the fourth Dr. Who, the one with the long scarf and big hair. Also played Rasputin in Nicholas and Alexandra.  IMDb

Scott Bakula (leaper) -- Alive. Born October 9, 1954. The Captain on Enterprise, Quantum Leap.  IMDb

Bob Balaban (director/actor) -- Alive. Born August 16, 1945. The student in Midnight Cowboy, the translator in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a producer/writer of Gosford Park.  IMDb

George Balanchine (choreographer) -- Dead. Died April 30, 1983. Born January 22, 1904. Balanchine Library.  Home Page  IMDb

Alec Baldwin (actor) -- Alive. Born April 3, 1958. 30 Rock, frequent host of Saturday Night Live, was married to Kim Basinger.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

James Baldwin (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 30, 1987. Born August 2, 1924. Many books, including Go Tell it on the Mountain.  Home Page  IMDb

Ina Balin (actress/humanitarian) -- Dead. Pulmonary hypertension. Died June 20, 1990. Born November 12, 1937. Actress with many bit parts in movies and on TV, she helped to rescue children from Viet Nam and adopted three of them after the war (The Children of An Lac).  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Harvey R. Ball (graphic designer) -- Dead. Died April 12, 2001. Born July 10, 1921. Invented the ubiquitous smiley face in 1963 doing some work for an insurance company, made $45 from it.  :->  Home Page

Lucille Ball (comic, savvy producer) -- Dead. Died April 26, 1989. Born August 6, 1911. One of the first producers to insist on having her show tape recorded, once married to Desi Arnaz, later married to Gary Morton.  Home Page  IMDb

Betty Ballantine (publisher) -- Alive. Born circa 1919. The Secret Oceans, won the SFWA President's Award in 2002.   AwardWeb

Bill Ballantine (clown) -- Dead. Old age. Died May 14, 1999. Born circa 1911. Revived Clown College for the Ringling Brothers Circus in 1969.

Carl Ballantine (actor/magician) -- Dead. Died November 3, 2009. Born September 27, 1917. McHale's Navy, lots of bits parts on TV, and a professional magician for many, many years.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Ian Ballantine (publisher) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died March 9, 1995. Born February 15, 1916. An inventor of the paperback book   AwardWeb

J. G. Ballard (author) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died April 19, 2009. Born November 15, 1930. Empire of the Sun (novel/movie based on his life in a Japanese internment camp) and A User's Guide to the Millennium among many others.  Home Page  IMDb  IMDb   AwardWeb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Kaye Ballard (actress) -- Alive. Born November 20, 1926.  Home Page  IMDb

Seve Ballesteros (golfer) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died May 7, 2011. Born April 9, 1957. Spanish golfer who won both the British Open and Masters very young  Home Page  Obituary

Martin Balsam (actor) -- Dead. Died February 13, 1996. Born November 4, 1919.  IMDb

Robert Lawrence Balzer (writer) -- Dead. Died December 2, 2011. Born June 6, 1912. He wrote about wine for over 70 years and helped to popularize California wines.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Anne Bancroft (actress) -- Dead. Uterine cancer. Died June 6, 2005. Born September 17, 1931. Married to Mel Brooks, played Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, won an Oscar for playing Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, died on the same day as Dana Elcar.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Frank Bank (actor) -- Dead. Died April 13, 2013. Born April 12, 1942. Lumpy on Leave It to Beaver  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Iain Banks (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 9, 2013. Born February 16, 1954. The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road, the Culture series, and many other books, one of the great British writers of late 20th, early 21st centuries, was due to be the Guest of Honor at the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Ian Bannen (actor) -- Dead. Car crash. Died November 3, 1999. Born June 29, 1928. Charming as the mastermind of the plot, Jackie O'Shea, in Waking Ned Devine.  IMDb

John Banner (actor) -- Dead. Died January 28, 1973. Born January 28, 1910. He knew nothing!.  IMDb

Trevor Bannister (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died April 14, 2011. Born August 14, 1934. Mr. Lucas on Are You Being Served?.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Samuel Barber (composer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 23, 1981. Born March 9, 1910. "Adagio for Strings," longtime companion of Gian Carlo Menotti.  Home Page  IMDb

Joseph Barbera (cartoon creator) -- Dead. Died December 18, 2006. Born March 24, 1911. Creator of popular cartoons such as Quick Draw McGraw and Top Cat partner of William Hanna.  Home Page  IMDb

Adrienne Barbeau (actress) -- Alive. Born June 11, 1945. Maude, Carnivale, had twins when she was 51.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Brigitte Bardot (animal activist/actress) -- Alive. Born September 28, 1934. And God Created Woman, once married to Roger Vadim.  Home Page  IMDb

Marshall Barer (lyricist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 25, 1998. Born February 19, 1923. Wrote the words for the musical Once Upon a Mattress and wrote the Mighty Mouse theme song "Here I Come to Save the Day!."  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Bob Barker (game show host) -- Alive. Born December 12, 1923. Hosting The Price is Right.  IMDb

Carl Barks (cartoonist) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died August 25, 2000. Born March 27, 1901. Drew Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck.  IMDb

Dr. Christiaan Barnard (surgeon) -- Dead. Asthma attack. Died September 2, 2001. Born November 8, 1922. Performed the first heart transplant, South Africa 1967.  Home Page  Obituary

Lisa Barnett (writer) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died May 2, 2006. Born circa 1955. Armor of Light, died on the same day as Louis Rukeyser.  Home Page

Sandy Baron (comic) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died January 21, 2001. Born May 5, 1937. Played Lenny onstage, narrated Broadway Danny Rose.  IMDb

Rona Barrett (entreprenuer/gossip) -- Alive. Born October 8, 1936. TV/magazine gossip columnist.  Home Page  IMDb

Roger "Syd" Barrett (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Complications of diabetes/cancer?. Died July 7, 2006. Born January 6, 1946. A founder of Pink Floyd, one of the creators of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Barbara Barrie (actress/writer) -- Alive. Born May 23, 1931. Suddenly Susan's grandmother, Barney Miller's wife, recovered from colon cancer, wrote Second Act, sister-in-law of Sheldon Harnick.  IBDB  IMDb

Chuck Barris (Gong Show host) -- Alive. Born June 2, 1929. Invented twisted games shows like The Dating Game, The Newlywed Show and The Gong Show, claims to have worked for the CIA covertly during the '60s and '70s.  Home Page  Wikipediawi  twitter  IMDb

Bebe Barron (composer) -- Dead. Died April 20, 2008. Born June 16, 1926. Experimental muscian who wrote the electronic music for Forbidden Planet; collaborated with Louis even after they divorced.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Louis Barron (composer) -- Dead. Died November 1, 1989. Born April 23, 1920. Experimental muscian who wrote the electronic music for Forbidden Planet; collaborated with Bebe even after they divorced.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Gene Barry (actor) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure/Alzheimer's disease. Died December 9, 2009. Born June 14, 1919. Burke's Law, starred in the first version of War of the Worlds, played the grandfather in the remake, appeared on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles and was nominated for a Tony for that role.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Jack Barry (game show host) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 4, 1984. Born March 20, 1918. Joker's Wild in the '70s, host of the infamous 21 in the '50s.  IMDb

Jeff Barry (songwriter) -- Alive. Born April 3, 1938. With his ex-wife Ellie Greenwich, he co-wrote classic songs like "Leader of the Pack," "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Chapel of Love."  Home Page  IMDb

John Barry (Composer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 30, 2011. Born November 3, 1933. Won five Oscars (including for the scores of Out of Africa and Born Free) but may be most remembered for his scores for many James Bond movies.  IMDb  Obituary

Judith Barsi (actress) -- Dead. Murder. Died July 25, 1988. Born June 6, 1978. Voiced Ducky in The Land Before Time and Anne-Marie in All Dogs go to Heaven, did many commercials, murdered by her father (who also killed her mother then himself).  IMDb  FindAGrave

Lionel Bart (composer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 3, 1999. Born August 1, 1930. Oliver!.  Home Page  IMDb

Paul Bartel (director/actor) -- Dead. Heart attack (days after learning he had liver cancer). Died May 13, 2000. Born August 6, 1938. Eating Raoul.  IMDb

Bonnie Bartlett (actress) -- Alive. Born June 20, 1929. Little House on the Prairie, St. Elsewhere, won an Emmy the same night as her husband, William Daniels.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Billy Barty (actor) -- Dead. Died December 23, 2000. Born October 25, 1924. Noodles in UHF, died on the same day as Victor Borge. Make memorial contributions to: Little People of America - Billy Barty Memorial Adoption Fund.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Mikhail Baryshnikov (dancer) -- Alive. Born January 27, 1948. The Turning Point.  Home Page  IMDb

John Basedow (bodybuilder) -- Not dead yet. Born circa 1968. The "Fitness Made Simple" spokesman who didn't die in the tsunami.  Home Page

Richard Basehart (actor) -- Dead. Stroke. Died September 17, 1984. Born August 13, 1914.  IMDb

Count Basie (jazz great) -- Dead. Died April 26, 1984. Born August 21, 1904. April in Paris.  IMDb

Kim Basinger (actress) -- Alive. Born December 8, 1953. 9 1/2 Weeks, the 1989 version of Batman, made a brief comeback with L.A. Confidential, was married to Alec Baldwin.  IMDb

Jules Bass (producer/kids book writer) -- Alive. Born September 16, 1935. With Arthur Rankin, Jr., produced classic cartoons like Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Hobbit and The Last Unicorn, later wrote kids books.  twitter  IMDb

Shirley Bassey (singer) -- Alive. Born January 8, 1937. Sang the theme song for several James Bond movies, including Goldfinger.  IMDb

Alan Bates (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 27, 2003. Born February 17, 1934. British actor (easy to confuse with his contemporary Oliver Reed) who starred in The Entertainer, King of Hearts Women in Love and the Gibson Hamlet, completed the mini-series Spartacus, which was broadcast posthumously.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Daisy Bates (civil rights leader) -- Dead. Old age. Died November 4, 1999. Born November 10, 1914. Little Rock resident who led desegregation efforts and helped the students who went to integrate the high school in 1957.

Kathy Bates (actress) -- Alive. Born June 28, 1948. Great and Oscar-winning as Annie in Misery, vivid in About Schmidt and Primary Colors, had a wonderful recurring role in Six Feet Under  IBDB  IMDb

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (comic singer) -- Alive. Born September 14, 1947. Sha Na Na

Frances Bavier (actress) -- Dead. Died December 6, 1989. Born December 14, 1902. Aunt Bee on the Andy Griffith Show.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Anne Baxter (actress) -- Dead. Stroke. Died December 12, 1985. Born May 7, 1923. All About Eve.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Meredith Baxter (actress) -- Alive. Born June 21, 1947. Family, Family Ties and lots of made for TV movies, daughter of Whitney Blake, married to David Birney for 15 years.  IMDb

Pauline Baynes (illustrator) -- Dead. Died August 1, 2008. Born September 9, 1922. Primary illustrator of the first editions of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and Richard Adams.  Home Page  Obituary

Dick Beals (voice) -- Dead. Died May 29, 2012. March 16, 1927. The original voice for Speedy Alka-Seltzer, Gumby and Davey (Davey & Goliath), died same day as Doc Watson.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Orson Bean (actor) -- Alive. Born July 22, 1928. Probably best-heard as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, married to Alley Mills, another '60s regular game show panelist, and, ironically, went to the same high school as fellow panelist Peggy Cass.  IMDb

Ned Beatty (actor) -- Alive. Born July 6, 1937. Character actor in many movies like Network.  IMDb

Warren Beatty (actor) -- Alive. Born March 30, 1937. Brother of Shirley MacLaine, married to Annette Benning, made at least one great movie Reds.  IMDb

Hugh Beaumont (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 14, 1982. Born February 16, 1909. Father on Leave It To Beaver.  IMDb

Jackson Beck (voice over actor) -- Dead. Old age. Died July 28, 2004. Born July 23, 1912. Performed Bluto in '40s and '50s Popeye cartoons, did "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!" for many Superman cartoons, died on the same day as Francis Crick and Eugene Roche.  IMDb

Samuel Beckett (playwright) -- Dead. Died December 22, 1989. Born April 13, 1906. Waiting for Godot.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Brian Bedford (actor/director) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 14, 2016. Born February 16, 1935. Nominated for 7 Tony Awards, won once (School for Wives), bit parts on TV & in the movies, probably most memorably as the Fox in the Disney animated feature of Robin Hood back in the '70s.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Noah Beery, Jr. (actor) -- Dead. Died November 1, 1994. Born August 10, 1913.  IMDb

Menachem Begin (politician) -- Dead. Died March 9, 1992. Born August 16, 1913. Israeli Prime Minister, signed Camp David accord in 1978.

Joy Behar (comic) -- Alive. Born October 7, 1943. Still obsessing about death, one of the hosts of The View.  IMDb

Barbara Bel Geddes (actress) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died August 8, 2005. Born October 31, 1922. The first Miss Ellie on Dallas, died on the same day as John Johnson.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Harry Belafonte (singer/actor/activist) -- Alive. Born March 1, 1927. Carmen Jones, popularized Carribean songs like "Day-O," Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Doris Belack (actress) -- Dead. Died October 4, 2011. Born February 26. 1926. Very active theater and TV actress (may be best-known as a judge from Law and Order) who did the occasional flick (the producer in Tootsie).  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Arthur Bell (dancer) -- Alive. Born circa 1927. First male black ballet dancer with the New York Ballet, he disappeared only to reappear as a homeless man in early 1998.  Home Page

Bob Bell (clown) -- Dead. Old age. Died December 8, 1997. Born January 18, 1922. WGN's first Bozo.  IMDb

Daniel Bell (sociologist/writer) -- Dead. Died January 25, 2011. Born May 10, 1919. Wrote prescient books like The End of Ideology and The Coming of Post-Industrial Society, he disdained labels and said he was "...a socialist in economics, a liberal in politics and a conservative in culture."  IMDb  Obituary

Mary Hayley Bell (writer/actress) -- Dead. Died December 1, 2005. Born January 22, 1911. Wrote Whistle Down the Wind (later adapted as a movie starring her daughter, Hayley), wife of Sir John Mills, mother of Juliet and Hayley.  IMDb  Obituary

Ralph Bellamy (actor) -- Dead. Died November 29, 1991. Born June 17, 1904. FDR in Sunrise at Campobello.  IMDb

Saul Bellow (writer) -- Dead. Died April 5, 2005. Born June 10, 1915. Many books and stories, including Humboldt's Gift, Mr. Sammler's Planet, fathered a child when he was 84, died on the same day as Dale Messick and Debralee Scott.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Louie Bellson (drummer) -- Dead. Parkinson's Disease. Died February 14, 2009. Born July 6, 1924. Drummer for the great bands (Duke Ellington), Bellson married Pearl Bailey and served as her music director, frequent guest on The Tonight Show, vice president of Remo Drums, died on the same day as John McGlinn.  Home Page  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

John Belushi (comedian) -- Dead. Stupidity (Drugs). Died March 5, 1982. Born January 24, 1949. SNL alum, Animal House, see also Chris Farley.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Bob Bemer (Pioneering geek) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 22, 2004. Born February 4, 1920. Helped to develop the ASCII character set, COBOL and the ESC sequence, died on the same day as Mattie Stepanek.  Home Page

Peter Benchley (writer) -- Dead. Pulmonary fibrosis. Died February 11, 2006. Born May 8, 1940. Wrote Jaws and has a short role as a TV reporter in the movie.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Dirk Benedict (actor) -- Alive. Born March 1, 1945. 20+ year survivor of prostate cancer Battlestar Gallactica.  IMDb

Paul Benedict (actor) -- Dead. Died December 1, 2008. Born September 17, 1938. Played Harry on The Jeffersons, many bit parts in movies including The Goodbye Girl and The Freshman.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Gordon "Tex" Beneke (band leader/saxophonist) -- Dead. Died May 30, 2000. Born February 12, 1914. Led the Glenn Miller Orchestra for years after Miller's death, lead singer for "Chattanooga Choo Choo."  IMDb

Peter Benenson (activist/lawyer) -- Dead. Died February 25, 2005. Born July 31, 1921. Founded Amnesty International in 1961.  Home Page  Obituary

Brenda Benet (actress) -- Dead. Suicide. Died April 7, 1982. Born August 14, 1945. Days of Our Lives, married to Bill Bixby but divorced, their son died tragically in 1981.  IMDb

Richard Benjamin (director/actor) -- Alive. Born May 22, 1938. Acted in Goodbye Columbus, directed My Favorite Year, married to Paula Prentiss.  IMDb

Charlotte Benkner (the world's second oldest person for a few years) -- Dead. Died May 14, 2004. Born November 16, 1889. Midwest housewife, she lived with her sister, who was 15 years younger (but predeceased her older sister by four months), died on the same day as Anna Lee

Estelle Bennett (singer) -- Dead. Colon cancer. Died February 11, 2009. Born July 22, 1941. One of The Ronettes ("Be My Baby"), inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, elder sister of Ronnie Spector.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Joan Bennett (singer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 7, 1990. Born February 27, 1910. The venerable mistress of Collinwood in Dark Shadows.  IMDb

Michael Bennett (director/writer) -- Dead. AIDS. Died July 2, 1987. Born April 8, 1943. Broadway director of Follies, A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, briefly married to Donna McKenchie.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Tony Bennett (singer/artist) -- Alive. Born August 3, 1926. His '90s come-back made him as popular with Gen-Xers as he'd been with their grandparents! All-Time Greatest Hits.  IMDb

Jack Benny (actor) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died December 26, 1974. Born February 14, 1894. Huge star on radio and in the early days of television, was supposed to have starred in The Sunshine Boys but died just before shooting began, married to frequent co-star Mary Livingstone, IRL very generous with his money.  IMDb

Mildred Wirt Benson (journalist/the first Carolyn Keene) -- Dead. Died May 28, 2002. Born July 10, 1905. While not strictly the creator of Nancy Drew, Benson wrote 50 of the early books, wrote newspaper columns for 58 years and was at work the day she died.

Renaldo "Obie" Benson (singer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died July 1, 2005. Born July 14, 1937. An original member of The Four Tops, probably best-known for their song "Baby, I Need Your Lovin'," Benson wrote "What's Goin' On."  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Robby Benson (actor/director/professor) -- Alive. Born January 21, 1956. The Toby Maguire of the '70s, he was a splendid young actor (Death Be Not Proud, Beauty and the Beast) who went on to be a fine director (many Ellen episodes) and college professor. Wrote his memoirs, I'm Not Dead...Yet! after surviving four heart surgeries.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

Lamont Bentley (actor) -- Dead. Car accident. Died January 18, 2005. Born October 25, 1973. Hakeem on Moesha, bit parts in a number of movies.  IMDb  Obituary

Senator Lloyd Bentsen (politcian) -- Dead. Died May 23, 2006. Born February 11, 1921. Democratic senator from Texas, Dukakis' running mate in 1988, Treasury Secretary under Clinton.  Home Page  IMDb

John Berardino (actor/baseball player) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 19, 1996. Born May 1, 1917. Dr. Steve Hardy on General Hospital.  IMDb

Berry Berenson (photographer/actress) -- Dead. Murdered by terrorists. Died September 11, 2001. Born April 14, 1948. Married to Anthony Perkins, Marisa Berenson's sister, died on the same day as Barbara Olson and David Angell and Alice Trillin.  IMDb

Marisa Berenson (actress/model) -- Alive. Born February 15, 1946. Barry Lyndon, her sister Berry was murdered in a WTC plane on 9/11  IMDb

Jan Berenstain (cartoonist/writer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died February 24, 2012. Born July 26, 1923. With her husband Stan, she wrote and illustrated over 200 Berenstain Bears books.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Stan Berenstain (cartoonist/writer) -- Dead. Died November 26, 2005. Born September 29, 1923. With his wife Jan, he wrote and illustrated over 200 Berenstain Bears books.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Dave Berg (cartoonist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 16, 2002. Born June 12, 1920. Mad artist of "The Lighter Side," comic artist as well.  Home Page  Obituary  FindAGrave

Candice Bergen (actress/photographer) -- Alive. Born May 9, 1946. Hosts a talk show on the Oxygen channel, played Murphy Brown, was married to Louis Malle.  IMDb

Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist) -- Dead. Kidney disease. Died September 30, 1978. Born February 16, 1903. Charlie McCarthy's puppet master, Candice Bergen's dad.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Polly Bergen (actress/singer) -- Dead. Emphysema Died September 20, 2014. Born July 14, 1930. Starred in the original Cape Fear, Kisses for my Presdent), much TV including Desperate Housewives, won an Emmy in the '50s for playing Helen Morgan.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Jean Berger (composer/teacher) -- Dead. Brain tumor. Died May 28, 2002. Born September 27, 1909. Composer who fled the Nazis and settled in America, teaching at Middlebury and the University of Colorado (Boulder)  Obituary

Ingmar Bergman (director) -- Dead. Died July 30, 2007. Born July 14, 1918. Made many great movies, including Scenes from a Marriage, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander, nominated for a number of Oscars, died on the same day as Michelangelo Antonioni.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Ingrid Bergman (actress) -- Dead. Breast cancer. Died August 29, 1982. Born August 29, 1915. Casablanca.  Home Page  IMDb

Mary Kay Bergman (cartoon voice) -- Dead. Suicide. Died November 11, 1999. Born June 5, 1961. Most of the female voices on South Park, aka Shannen Cassidy.  IMDb

Susan Bergman (writer/teacher) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died January 1, 2006. Born circa 1957. Wrote Anonymity, about her closeted father who died of AIDS; older sister of Anne Heche, died on the same day as Bryan Harvey.

John Berkey (artist) -- Dead. Died April 29, 2008. Born August 13, 1932. A science fiction artist who did some pre-production Star Wars illustration, he designed the famous "Old Elvis" stamp proposal and one of the better-known portraits of President Lyndon Johnson, died on the same day as Albert Hoffman. Make memorial contributions to: Society of Illustrators Scholarship Fund  Home Page  Obituary

Milton "Mr. Television" Berle (comedian) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 27, 2002. Born July 12, 1908. The first TV star, died on the same day as Dudley Moore and Billy Wilder.  IMDb

Irving Berlin (composer) -- Dead. Heart attack/Alzheimer's. Died September 22, 1989. Born May 11, 1888. Composer of over 1,500 songs (like "White Christmas"), he never learned how to read music.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Shelley Berman (comic/teacher) -- Alive. Born February 3, 1926. Nat David in Curb Your Enthusiasm, teaches writing at USC.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Jason Bernard (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died October 16, 1996. Born May 17, 1938. The judge in Liar, Liar.  IMDb

Edward L. Bernds (Stooge director) -- Dead. Old age. Died May 20, 2000. Born July 12, 1905. Directed a bunch of the shorts and some of the full-length movies.  IMDb

Carl Bernstein (writer) -- Alive. Born February 14, 1944. One of the tenacious reporters who uncovered Watergate, co-author of All the Presidents Men and The Final Days, was married to Nora Ephron.  IMDb

Elmer Bernstein (composer) -- Dead. Died August 18, 2004. Born April 4, 1922. Oscar nominations for movies including To Kill a Mockingbird and Far from Heaven, won for Thoroughly Modern Millie.  Home Page  IMDb

Leonard Bernstein (conductor/composer/musician) -- Dead. Heart attack/pulmonary failure. Died October 14, 1990. Born August 25, 1918. "Chichester Psalms," West Side Story.  IMDb

Chuck Berry (performer/composer) -- Alive. Born October 18, 1926. Rocking on! - Chuck Berry.  Home Page  IMDb

Fred Berry (comic) -- Dead. Died October 21, 2003. Born March 13, 1951. Rerun on Whats Happening, died on the same day as Elliott Smith.  IMDb

Jan Berry (singer) -- Dead. Died March 26, 2004. Born April 3, 1941. Part of the early '60s duo Jan and Dean who brought you "Little Old Lady from Pasadena," died on the same day as Jan Sterling.  Home Page  IMDb

Richard Berry (blues guy) -- Dead. Aneurysm. Died January 23, 1997. Born circa April 11, 1935. "Louie Louie," one of the most performed compositions ever.

Pierre Berton (journalist/historian) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died November 30, 2004. Born July 12, 1920. Klondike Fever, TV commentator.  IMDb

Bibi Besch (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 7, 1996. Born February 1, 1940. Dr. Marcus in Star Trek: Wrath of Khan, daughter of Gusti Huber, mother of Samantha Mathis.  IMDb

Ted Bessell (director/actor) -- Dead. Aortic aneurysm. Died October 6, 1996. Born March 20, 1935.  IMDb

James Best (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died April 6, 2015. Born July 26, 1926. The Sheriff on The Dukes of Hazzard and hundreds of other TV roles.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Alfred Bester (writer/editor) -- Dead. Died September 30, 1987. Born December 18, 1913. Won the first Best Novel Hugo for The Demolished Man.   AwardWeb

Hans Bethe (physicist) -- Dead. Died March 6, 2005. Born July 2, 1906. Another German escapee from the Nazis who went to work for the Manhattan Project and spent most of his career studying stars at Cornell, died on the same day as Teresa Wright.  Home Page  Obituary

Otto Bettman (archivist/writer) -- Dead. Died May 1, 1998. Born October 15, 1903. An academic who fled Nazi Germany with 2 trunks of photos and started the Bettmann archive in his New York apartment, wrote The Good Old Days - They Were Rotten!.  Home Page  IMDb

Carl Betz (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 19, 1978. Born March 9, 1921. Lots of TV, especially as Alex on The Donna Reed Show.  IMDb

Richard Beymer (actor) -- Alive. Born February 20, 1938. West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank.  IMDb

Benazir Bhutto (politician) -- Dead. Assassination. Died December 27, 2007. Born June 21, 1953. Western-educated, former prime minister of Pakistan forced out on corruption charges.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  Obituary  FindAGrave

Mayim Bialik (actress) -- Not dead yet. Born December 12, 1975. TV's Blossom, then went to college and earned a Ph.d. in neuroscience. Active on TV again with a recurring role on The Big Bang Theory.  Home Page  IMDb

Stephen Bicknell (writer/organ restorer) -- Dead. Died August 18, 2007. Born December 20, 1957. Restored pipe organs all over the UK, wrote The History of the English Organ.  Home Page  Obituary

Lloyd Biggle (science fiction, mystery writer) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died September 12, 2002. Born April 17, 1923. "The Tunesmith," a founder of the Science Fiction Oral History Association and the first treasurer of the Science Fiction Writers of America. Make memorial contributions to: Arbor Hospice, or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of White Plains

Richard Biggs (actor) -- Dead. Torn aorta (see John Ritter). Died May 22, 2004. Born March 18, 1960. Starred on Babylon 5 as Dr. Stephen Franklin, soaps, and on the TV show Tremors. Make memorial contributions to: Richard Biggs' Children College Fund.  IMDb

Bigotry (curse) -- Not quite dead yet, but it's definitely ailing in some civilized areas of the world. Sadly, a majority of the Supreme Court clearly favors its continuation by striking down part of the Voting Rights Act in 2013. The Congress will only make the voting situation worse. More evidence that the US is becoming less civilized.

Theodore Bikel (Actor/singer) -- Dead. Died July 20, 2015. Born May 2, 1924. Born in Vienna, part of the Jewish diaspora before WWII, he grew up in Israel, studied in England, starred in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music as Captain von Trapp, was a founder of the Newport Folk Festival, played Worf's adoptive father on Star Trek: The Next Generation, made a documentary about Sholom Aleichem just before his death at 91. Make memorial contributions to The Actors Fund or Mazon  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Michael Billington (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 3, 2005. Born December 24, 1941. Paul Foster in UFO (died five days before his UFO co-star Ed Bishop), Barsov in The Spy Who Loved Me. Make memorial contributions to: Marie Curie Cancer Center.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Barbara Billingsley (Beaver's mom) -- Dead. Died October 16, 2010. December 22, 1915. An early TV icon (Leave It to Beaver), and a great bit part in Airplane!.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Maeve Binchy (writer) -- Dead. Died July 30, 2012. Born May 28, 1940. Wrote Circle of Friends and Tara Road.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Rudolph Bing (opera impresario) -- Dead. Died September 2, 1997. Born January 9, 1902. Former director of the Metropolitan Opera.  Obituary

Diana Birkenfield (Muppets producer) -- Dead. Died November 22, 2012. Born March 3, 1926. One of the longtime producers of The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

David Birney (actor) -- Alive. Born April 23, 1939. Bridget Loves Bernie, married to Meredith Baxter for 15 years.  IMDb

Forrest Bird (inventor/pilot) -- Alive. Born June 9, 1921. Invented an early medical respirator in the '50s.  Home Page

Ed Bishop (actor) -- Dead. Hospital virus(?). Died June 8, 2005. Born June 11, 1932. Ed Straker in UFO (died five days after his UFO co-star Michael Billington), various voices on the animated version of Star Trek.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Joey Bishop (comedian) -- Dead. Died October 17, 2007. Born February 3, 1918. Last surviving Rat Packer, had a late night talk show for two years that succumbed to The Tonight Show, died on the same day as Teresa Brewer.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Whit Bissell (actor) -- Dead. Parkinson's. Died March 5, 1996. Born October 25, 1909. Got his start on Broadway, then became a very active character actor in the movies (I Was a Teenage Werewolf) and on TV (Time Tunnel) and.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Bill Bixby (director/actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 21, 1993. Born January 22, 1934. Married to Brenda Benet in the '70s, born on the same day as Graham Kerr.  IMDb

Jerome Bixby (screenwriter/writer) -- Dead. Following heart surgery. Died April 28, 1998. Born January 11, 1923. Wrote for the original Twilight Zone and Star Trek.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Karen Black (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 8, 2013. Born July 1, 1939. Five Easy Pieces, Nashville, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, died same day as Elizabeth Peters.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Shirley Temple Black (actress/stateswoman) -- Dead. Died February 10, 2014. Born April 23, 1928. Most famous child star of the '30s, starred in movies like Little Miss Marker and A Little Princess, first wife of John Agar, she went on to be an ambassador.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Honor Blackman (actress) -- Alive. Born December 12, 1927. Preceded Mrs. Peel in The Avengers, had a memorably risque name in Goldfinger.  IMDb

Harry Blackstone, Jr. (magician) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died May 14, 1997. Born June 30, 1934.  Home Page  IMDb

Betsy Blair (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 13, 2009. Born December 11, 1923. Oscar-nominated as Clara in Marty (partially blacklisted during the '50s due to her politics), married to actor Gene Kelly and later to director Karel Reisz.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Amanda Blake (actress) -- Dead. AIDS/cancer. Died August 16, 1989. Born February 20, 1931. Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke.  Dead People Server Photo Gallery  IMDb  FindAGrave

Madge Blake (actress) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died February 19, 1969. Born May 31, 1899. Aunt Harriet on the Batman TV show, the gossip columnist in Singin' in the Rain, didn't become an actress until she was 50.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Robert Blake (actor) -- Alive. Born September 18, 1933. A kid in Our Gang shorts, later Baretta on TV, last wife murdered with a gun, Blake arrested about a year later for her murder but was later acquitted (just like OJ).  IMDb

Whitney Blake (actress) -- Dead. Died September 28, 2002. Born February 20, 1925. Dorothy in Hazel, Meredith Baxter's mother.  IMDb

Ronee Blakley (actress) -- Alive. Born August 24, 1945. Memorable for a "break-down" performance in Nashville.  IMDb

Mel Blanc (voice) -- Th-th-th-that's all, folks! Heart disease. Died July 10, 1989. Born May 30, 1908. Bugs Bunny classics.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Ralph Blane (songwriter) -- Dead. Died November 13, 1995 Born July 26, 1914. Wrote the melody for the standard "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, worked with many lyricists, notably Hugh Martin.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Bill Blass (designer) -- Dead. Throat cancer. Died June 12, 2002. Born June 22, 1922. Casually elegant clothes for men and women.  IMDb

William Peter Blatty (writer) -- Dead. Multiple myeloma. Died January 12, 2017. Born January 7, 1928. Before he wrote the best-selling The Exorcist, he collaborated on comedy movies like A Shot in the Dark.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  youtube  Obituary  FindAGrave

Brenda Blethyn (actress) -- Alive. Born February 20, 1946. Secrets and Lies, Little Voice, Pride and Prejudice (2005 version).  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

James Blish (writer, critic) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 30, 1975. Born November 23, 1921. Wrote the acclaimed A Case of Conscience, many, many reviews and the first set of Star Trek books.  Home Page  IMDb

Robert Bloch (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 23, 1994. Born April 5, 1917. Author of Psycho and other speculative fiction, who originated the great quote "I have the heart of a little a jar on my desk..."  Home Page  IMDb

Dan Blocker (actor) -- Dead. Died May 13, 1972. Born December 10, 1928.  IMDb

Joan Blondell (actress) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died December 25, 1979. Born August 30, 1906. In many movies in the '30s, like The Public Enemy, and starred in the '60s TV show Here Comes the Brides, an ex-wife of Michael Todd.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

David Bloom (TV journalist) -- Dead. Pulmonary embolism. Died April 6, 2003. Born May 22, 1963. Today newscaster who died in Iraq of non-war-related causes.  IMDb

Peter Blos (psychoanalyst/writer) -- Dead. Died June 12, 1997. Born February 2, 1904. Wrote The Adolescent Passage

Roberts Blossom (poet/spooky actor) -- Dead. Died July 8, 2011. Born March 25, 1924. Yep, you'd remember him from Close Encounters and Resurrection, died same day as Betty Ford.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Lisa Blount (actress/producer) -- Dead. Died October 25, 2010. Born July 1, 1957. Debra Winger's friend in An Officer and a Gentleman, won an Oscar for the short subject The Accountant.  IMDb  Obituary

Larry Blyden (game show host/actor) -- Dead. Car accident. Died June 6, 1975. Born June 23, 1925. Once hosted two games shows at the same time in the early '70s: What's My Line and To Tell the Truth.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Lloyd Bochner (actor) -- Dead. Died October 29, 2005. Born July 29, 1924. Starred in the famous Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man," extremely busy TV actor, Cecil Colby in Dynasty.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Jerry Bock (Broadway composer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died November 3, 2010. Born November 23, 1928. Wrote the score for Fiddler on the Roof, longtime collaborator of Sheldon Harnick, and died a little over a week after Joseph Stein who wrote the script for Fiddler.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Vaughn Bode (cartoonist extraordinaire) -- Dead. Accidental strangulation. Died July 18, 1975. Born July 22, 1941. Cartoonist for magazines like Galaxy and National Lampoon.  Home Page

Dirk Bogarde (actor/writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 8, 1999. Born March 28, 1921. A Tale of Two Cities, Darling, and, believe it or not, a number of the British "Doctor" comedies, died same day as Dana Plato.  IMDb

Humphrey Bogart (actor) -- Dead. Esophageal cancer. Died January 14, 1957. Born December 25, 1899. Upper class kid who played crooks, detectives and won an Oscar for playing the captain of a small, leaky boat on a long tropical river (African Queen), married to Lauren Bacall for nearly 12 years.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Roger Boisjoly (engineer/ethics lecturer) -- Dead. Cancer Died January 6, 2012. Born April 25, 1938. A Morton Thiokol engineer who argued against launching the Challenger in January 1986 as he believed the O-rings would fail due to the cold. He was overruled. Despite the fact he was right, NASA made it hard for him to work in the industry after he resigned from Morton Thiokol (now ATK Space Systems). Received the AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award in 1988.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bolden (World's oldest woman 2005-2006) -- Dead. Died December 4, 2006. Born August 15, 1890.

Ray Bolger (dancer/actor) -- Dead. Died January 15, 1987. Born January 10, 1904. Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.  IMDb

Erma Bombeck (humorist) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died April 22, 1996. Born February 21, 1927. Forever, Emma.  IMDb

Damien Bona (writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 29, 2012. Born March 18, 1955. Co-wrote Inside Oscar, died same day as John Rich.  twitter  Obituary

Danny Bonaduce (child actor/radio personality) -- Alive. Born August 13, 1959. The Partridge Family.  IMDb

Julian Bond (civil rights activist) -- Dead. Vascular disease. Died August 15, 2015. Born January 14, 1940. Founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee in the '60s, served many years in the Georgia legislature and chaired the NAACP.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Tommy Bond (actor) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died September 24, 2005. Born September 16, 1926. Butch in the Our Gang shorts, Jimmy Olson in the Superman serials in the '40s.  IMDb  Obituary

Sonny Bono (politician/performer) -- Dead. Skiing accident. Died January 5, 1998. Born February 16, 1935. Part of a duo with Cher, then a Republican representative from California.  IMDb

Sorrell Booke (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 11, 1994. Born January 4, 1930. Lots of movies and The Dukes of Hazzard.  IMDb

Pat Boone (singer) -- Alive. Born June 1, 1934. Proved to have a sense of humor about himself when he donned biker garb to promote a CD where he covered some "heavy metal," neighbor of Ozzy Osbourne, Journey to the Center of the Earth.  IMDb

Richard Boone (actor) -- Dead. Throat cancer. Died January 10, 1981. Born June 18, 1917. Have Gun, Will Travel.  IMDb

Shirley Booth (actress) -- Dead. Old age. Died October 16, 1992. Born August 30, 1907. Come Back Little Sheba, TV's Hazel.  IMDb

Robert "Gypsy Boots" Bootzin (actor/gadfly) -- Dead. old age. Died August 8, 2004. Born August 19, 1914. A Steve Allen Show regular and organic food promoter, he wrote several books, The Gypsy in Me, died on the same day as Fay Wray.  Home Page  IMDb

Victor Borge (pianist/comedian) -- Dead. Old age. Died December 23, 2000. Born January 3, 1909. Victor Borge in London, died on the same day as Billy Barty.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Ernest Borgnine (actor) -- Dead. Died July 8, 2012. Born January 24, 1917. TV's McHale's Navy, Marty, appeared on ER episodes in his 90s, once married to Katy Jurado, and, very briefly, to Ethel Merman.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Norman Borlaug (plant pathologist/microbiologist/teacher) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 12, 2009. Born March 25, 1914. Helped develop dramatic increases in crop yields, won a Nobel peace prize, founded organizations to promote improving agricultural production.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Frank Borman (astronaut) -- Alive. Born March 14, 1928. Astronaut on the famous Christmas flight around the moon in 1968, later served as the president of Eastern Airlines.  IMDb

Tom Bosley (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 19, 2010. Born October 1, 1927. Best-known as Mr. C in Happy Days, died same day as Graham Crowden.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Dorr Bothwell (painter) -- Dead. Old age. Died September 24, 2000. Born May 3, 1902.  Home Page

Benjamin Bottoms (actor/artist) -- Alive. Born December 3, 1960. More American Graffiti, the youngest of the Bottoms brothers.  IMDb

Joseph Bottoms (actor) -- Alive. Born April 22, 1954. The Holocaust, The Black Hole one of the Bottoms brothers.  IBDB  IMDb

Sam Bottoms (actor) -- Dead. Glioblastoma multiforme. Died December 16, 2008. Born October 17, 1955. The surfer soldier in Apocalypse Now, one of the Bottoms brothers. Make memorial contributions to: Angels Among Us - Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Timothy Bottoms (actor) -- Alive. Born August 30, 1951. The Paper Chase, The Last Picture Show, the oldest of the Bottoms brothers.  IBDB  IMDb

Susan Seddon Boulet (artist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 28, 1997. Born circa 1941.  Home Page

Julie Bovasso (actress/writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 14, 1991. Born August 1, 1930. John Travolta's mother in Saturday Night Fever.  IMDb

David Bowie (singer/songwriter/actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 10, 2016. Born Jauary 8, 1947. Talented singer/songwriter ("Space Oddity,""Fame," "Life on Mars" and "Young Americans") who also acted in movies like Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and The Man Who Fell to Earth, stylish trendsetter, father of director Duncan Jones, invented "Bowie bonds" which let people buy bonds against future intellectual property royalties, published his list of 100 favorite books in late 2013 released Lazarus two days before he died of cancer.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  youtube  Obituary  FindAGrave

Paul Bowles (writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 18, 1999. Born December 30, 1910. The Sheltering Sky.  IMDb

Christopher Bowman (skater/actor) -- Dead. Drug overdose/enlarged heart. Died January 10, 2008. Born March 30, 1967. Appeared in some '70s sitcoms, went on to be a skating champion, coach and commentator, died on the same day as Vampira.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Boxcar Willie (singer) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died April 12, 1999. Born September 1, 1931. Best of Boxcar Willie.  IMDb

Bruce Boxleitner (actor) -- Alive. Born May 12, 1950. Lots of TV, Sheridan in Babylon 5, married to Melissa Gilbert.  IMDb

Tommy Boyce (songwriter) -- Dead. Suicide (shooting). Died November 23, 1994. Born September 29, 1939. Wrote a bunch of Monkees song with his partner Bobby Hart, like "Take the Last Train to Clarksville."  IMDb

Jimmy Boyd (singer/actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 7, 2009. Born January 9, 1939. Singer for the original release of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," bit parts including Howard in Bachelor Father and Inherit the Wind, first husband of Yvonne Craig.  IMDb  Obituary

Stephen Boyd (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died June 2, 1977. Born July 4, 1928. Ben Hur's competitor.  IMDb

William Boyd (actor) -- Dead. Parkinson's disease, heart failure. Died September 12, 1972. Born June 5, 1898. Hopalong Cassidy.  IMDb

Charles Boyer (actor) -- Dead. Suicide. Died August 26, 1978. Born August 28, 1899.  IMDb

Danny Boyle (director) -- Alive. Born October 20, 1956. Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, Millions.  IMDb

Peter Boyle (actor) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died December 12, 2006. Born October 18, 1935. The father on Everybody Loves Raymond, Boyle was particularly memorable in Young Frankenstein as The Monster.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Eddie Bracken (actor) -- Dead. Surgery complications. Died November 14, 2002. Born February 7, 1915. Miracle of Morgan's Creek, active in stage productions until 2001.  IMDb

Peg Bracken (writer) -- Dead. Died October 20, 2007. Born February 25, 1918. The I Hate to Cook Book.  Home Page  Obituary

Sir Malcolm Bradbury (writer/teacher) -- Dead. Heart trouble. Died November 27, 2000. Born September 7, 1932.  IMDb

Ray Bradbury (author/futurist) -- Dead. Died June 5, 2012. Born August 22, 1920. The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, wrote the script for movies such as Moby Dick.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary Obituary  FindAGrave   AwardWeb

Ben Bradlee (editor) -- Dead. Dementia. Died October 21, 2014. Born August 26, 1921. Editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate years.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Ed Bradley (journalist) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died November 9, 2006. Born June 22, 1941. Longtime CBS correspondent, on 60 Minutes for 25 years.  twitter  IMDb  youtube  Obituary

Marion Zimmer Bradley (writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 25, 1999. Born June 3, 1930. Created the Darkover series, sister of Paul Edwin Zimmer

Tom Bradley (mayor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 29, 1998. Born December 29, 1917. First black mayor of LA.

Sonia Braga (actress) -- Alive. Born June 16, 1950. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and Kiss of the Spider Woman.  IMDb

James Brady (writer) -- Dead. Died January 22, 2009. Born circa 1928. Celebrity columnist who started The Post's "Page Six," wrote Parade's "In Step With" for over 25 years and wrote about Korea and World War II.  Obituary

James Brady (activist/presidential press secretary) -- Dead. Died August 4, 2014 Born August 29, 1940. Worked in the Reagan administration until Reagan's would-be assassin shot him with a gun leaving him with a major brain injury; he and his wife Sarah became advocates for hand gun control by starting the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Sarah Brady (activist) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died April 3, 2015. Born February 6, 1942. Became a tireless advocate for hand gun control after her husband James was shot by Reagan's would-be assassin.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Neville Brand (actor/decorated WW2 soldier) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died April 16, 1992. Born August 13, 1921.  IMDb

Jonathan Brandis (actor) -- Dead. suicide (hanging). Died November 12, 2003. Born April 13, 1976. The kid on Seaquest, appeared with Tobey Maguire in Ride with the Devil, died on the same day as Penny Singleton.  IMDb

Marlon Brando (actor) -- Dead. Died July 1, 2004. Born April 3, 1924. Played iconic characters including the Godfather and Stanley Kowalski.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Laura Branigan (singer) -- Dead. Aneurysm. Died August 26, 2004. Born July 3, 1952. "Gloria" and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?." Make memorial contributions to: American Cancer Society or Children Affected by AIDS Foundation.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum (actor, Mr. Green Jeans) -- Dead. Died April 19, 1987. Born January 5, 1910.  IMDb

Willy Brandt (politician) -- Dead. Died October 8, 1992. Born December 18, 1913. West German chancellor.

Richard Brautigan (counter-culture writer) -- Dead. Suicide (gunshot wound). Died September 14, 1984. Born January 30, 1935. Trout Fishing...and Other Novels....  Home Page

Rossano Brazzi (actor) -- Dead. Infection. Died December 24, 1994. Born September 18, 1919.  IMDb

Irving Brecher (screenplay writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 17, 2008. Born January 17, 1914. Wrote for the Marx Brothers (Go West), Milton Berle, and comedies like Bye Bye Birdie.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Peter Breck (actor) -- Dead. Dementia Died February 6, 2012. Born March 13, 1929. The TV series Maverick and The Big Valley, loads of '60s and '70s TV guest spots.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Eileen Brennan (actress) -- Dead. Died July 28, 2013. Born September 3, 1932. The Sting, Private Benjamin, survived a terrible car accident in the early '80s.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Walter Brennan (supporting actor) --Dead. Died July 25, 1974. Born September 21, 1894. Played old men for 40 years, won three supporting actor Oscars.  IMDb

William J. Brennan (jurist) -- Dead. Old age. Died July 24, 1997. Born April 25, 1906. Served on the Supreme Court for 34 years.

David Brenner (comic) -- Dead. Died March 15, 2014. Born February 4, 1936. Frequent guest host for Johnny Carson, guest on talk and variety shows, died same day as Clarissa Dickson Wright.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Jeremy Brett (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 12, 1995. Born November 3, 1933. Sherlock Holmes in '80s movies, also played Freddie in My Fair Lady.  IMDb

Teresa Brewer (singer) -- Dead. Neuromuscular disease. Died October 17, 2007. Born May 7, 1931. '50s pop star, sang "Music, Music, Music," died on the same day as Joey Bishop.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Lloyd Bridges (actor) -- Dead. Old age. Died March 10, 1998. Born January 15, 1913. Father of Jeff and Beau Bridges, star of one of the only TV show about scuba divers, Sea Hunt.  IMDb

Todd Bridges (actor) -- Alive. Born May 27, 1965. Diff'rent Strokes and many trips to jail...  IMDb

Charlie Brill (actor/comic) -- Born circa 1935. Capt. Lipschitz on Silk Stockings, Arne Davin on two Star Trek episodes, married to Mitzi McCall.  IMDb

Wilford Brimley (actor) -- Alive. Born September 27, 1934. Cocoon, born on the same day as Greg Morris. Who'd've thunk it?.  IMDb

David Brinkley (TV journalist) -- Dead. Complications of a fall. Died June 11, 2003. Born July 10, 1920. Longtime news anchor for NBC ("Good night, Chet. "), later a journalist and commentator for ABC, died on the same day as William Marshall.  IMDb

Morgan Britanny (actress) -- Alive. Born December 5, 1951. The former child star Suzanne Cupito (Gypsy), she is remembered for two striking performances as Vivien Leigh.  IMDb

Benjamin Britten (composer) -- Dead. Died December 4, 1976. Born November 22, 1913. Wrote "A Young Person's Guide to Orchestra" and Peter Grimes among many other works.  Home Page  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Jim Broadbent (actor) -- Alive. Born May 24, 1949. Extremely versitile actor, the MC in Moulin Rouge!, John in Iris for which he won an Oscar, Dad in the Bridget Jones movies.  Home Page  IMDb

Roy Brocksmith (character actor) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died December 16, 2001. Born September 15, 1945. School principal in Picket Fences.  IMDb

Tom Brokaw (journalist/news anchor/writer) -- Retired. Born February 6, 1940. NBC Nightly News anchor for 22 years, was in West Berlin when the wall fell and in South Africa when Mandela was released. He wrote a great book, The Grestest Generation.  IMDb

James Brolin (actor) -- Alive. Born July 18, 1940. Married to Barbra Streisand, ex-husband of Jan Smithers.  IMDb

Charles Bronson (tough actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia/Alzheimer's. Died August 30, 2003. Born November 3, 1921. Made many movies, including five Death Wish movies, married to Jill Ireland until her death in 1990.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Edward W. Brooke (lawyer/senator) -- Dead. Died January 3, 2015. Born October 26 1919. First post-Reconstruction black person elected to the Senate, Republican from Massachusetts.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Foster Brooks (comic) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 21, 2001. Born May 11, 1912. Professional lush on TV in the '60 and '70s, died on the same day as Dick Schaap.  IMDb

Gwendolyn Brooks (poet) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 4, 2000. Born June 7, 1917. First black American to win a Pulitzer Prize.  Home Page

Louise Brooks (actress) -- Dead. Died August 8, 1985. Born November 14, 1906.  IMDb

Mel Brooks (comic, writer) -- Alive. Born June 28, 1926. (not in 40 BC) Married to Anne Bancroft.  Home Page  IMDb

Rand Brooks (actor/businessman) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 1, 2003. Born September 21, 1918. Played Charles Hamilton, Scarlett's first husband in Gone With the Wind, later started a major ambulance service in California.  IMDb

Dr. Joyce Brothers (writer/therapist/game show winner) -- Dead. Died May 5, 2013. Born October 20, 1927. Popular talk show guest on psychology who got her start by winning the The $64,000 Question in the '50s.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Heywood Hale Broun (commentator, writer) -- Dead. Died September 5, 2001. Born March 10, 1918.  IMDb

David Brower (ecological activist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 5, 2000. Born July 1, 1912. Executive director of the Sierra Club for nearly 20 years.  Home Page

Blair Brown (actress) -- Alive. Born April 23, 1946. Starred in Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Altered States.  IMDb

Charles N. Brown (editor) -- Dead. Died July 12, 2009. Born June 24, 1937. Inventor of Locus, the first science fiction newszine, its publisher for 40 years, and winner of many Hugo awards.  Home Page  Obituary

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (guitarist/singer) -- Dead. Lung cancer/heart disease. Died September 10, 2005. Born April 18, 1924. Cajun muscian and New Orleans fixture who died a few days after evacuating from hurricane Katrina.  Home Page  IMDb

Danny Joe Brown (rocker) -- Dead. Complications of diabetes/stroke. Died March 10, 2005. Born 1951. Singer and a founding member of Molly Hatchet, died on the same day as Dave Allen. .

David Brown (producer) -- Dead. Died February 1, 2010. Born July 28, 1916. Produced movies like Jaws, The Sting and The Player, and the Broadway show Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, married to Helen Gurley Brown.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

David Brown (Columbia (STS-107) astronaut) -- Dead. Shuttle break-up. Died February 1, 2003. Born April 16, 1956. Mission specialist on the Columbia.  Home Page

Edmund G. "Pat" Brown (politician) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died February 16, 1996. Born April 21, 1905. Former governor of California, and the father of Jerry Brown.

Helen Gurley Brown (writer/editor) -- Dead. Died August 13, 2012. Born February 18, 1922. Sex and the Single Girl, longtime editor of Cosmopolitan, married to producer David Brown.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

James "Godfather of Soul" Brown (soul singer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died December 25, 2006. Born May 3, 1933. Lots of run-ins with the law and rehab, toured with classics like "I Feel Good" until just before he died.  Home Page  IMDb

Joe E. Brown (actor) -- Dead. Died July 6, 1973. Born July 28, 1892. Many movies, including It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Some Like It Hot, died on the same day as Otto Klemperer.  IMDb

Larry Brown (writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 24, 2004. Born July 7, 1951. Wrote Big Bad Love, won Southern Book Critics Circle Award, died on the same day as Arthur Hailey.  IMDb

Les Brown (bandleader/songwriter) -- Dead. Died January 4, 2001. Born March 14, 1912. Les Brown and His Band of Renown was the longest-touring band in show biz, and worked with Doris Day, Bob Hope and Dean Martin.  Home Page  IMDb

Lesley Brown -- Dead. Died June 20, 2012. Born circa 1947. The first woman to successfully have a child from IVF (Louise Brown in 1978), died same day as LeRoy Neiman.  Obituary

Phil Brown (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 9, 2006. Born April 30, 1916. An actor blacklisted during the McCarthy era, George Lucas cast him as Uncle Owen in Star Wars, died on the same day as Freddy Laker.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Rita Mae Brown (writer) -- Alive. Born November 28, 1944. An early out-of-the-closet writer (Rubyfruit Jungle).  Home Page  IMDb

Roscoe Lee Browne (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 11, 2007. Born May 2, 1925. Saunders in Soap, narrator of the Babe movies, was a teacher and set a world record in track in the '50s, died on the same day as Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.  IBDB  IMDb

Dave Brubeck (jazz pianist and composer) -- Dead. Heart failure (day before his 92nd birthday) Died December 5, 2012. Born December 6, 1920. Wanted to be a rancher; instead, helped popularize jazz in America with pieces like "Take Five." Biography: It's About Time: The Dave Brubeck Story.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Carol Bruce (actress) -- Dead. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Died October 9, 2007. Born November 15, 1919. Stage actress, Moma on WKRP in Cincinnati.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Lenny Bruce (comic) -- Dead. Drug overdose. Died August 3, 1966. Born November 13, 1925. Ground-breaking comic who spent a few months in prison on an obscenity charge.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

John Brunner (author) -- Dead. Stroke. Died August 25, 1995. Born September 24, 1934. British science fiction writer who was stricken at the World Science Fiction Convention in Scotland and died the next day.   AwardWeb

Boudleaux Bryant (Songwriter) -- Dead. Died June 30, 1987. Born February 13, 1920. Wrote "All I Have to do Is Dream...," co-writer with Felice of many standards, including "Rocky Top."  Home Page  IMDb

Felice Bryant (Songwriter) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 22, 2003. Born August 7, 1925. Co-wrote many songs with Boudleaux, including "Wake Up, Little Susie"  Home Page  IMDb

Yul Brynner (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died October 10, 1985. Born July 12, 1915. The King and I, died on the same day as Orson Welles.  IMDb

Edgar Buchanan (actor) -- Dead. Old age. Died April 4, 1979. Born March 20, 1903. Uncle Joe on Petticoat Junction.  IMDb

Horst Buchholz (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died March 3, 2003. Born December 4, 1933. The Magnificent Seven.  IMDb

Art Buchwald (columnist) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died January 17, 2007. Born October 20, 1925. Suffered a severe stroke in June 2000, wrote thousands of columns and one novel - Stella in Heaven: Almost a Novel, survived over a year without needed kidney dialysis, left his hospice to go on vacation!  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Pearl S. Buck (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 6, 1973. Born June 26, 1892. The Good Earth.  IMDb

Robert Buck (rock guitarist/songwriter) -- Dead. Liver failure. Died December 19, 2000. Born August 1, 1958. Founding member of 10,000 Maniacs, he co-wrote "These Are the Days." Make memorial contributions to: Rob Buck Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Home Page

Betty Buckley (actress) -- Alive. Born July 3, 1947. The stepmother in Eight Is Enough, later went to Broadway in Cats.  IBDB  IMDb

Jeff Buckley (musician) -- Dead. Drowned. Died May 29, 1997. Born November 17, 1966.  Home Page  IMDb

William F. Buckley, Jr. (writer) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died February 27, 2008. Born November 24, 1925. Conservative commentator and publisher of the National Review, wrote God and Man at Yale just after his college graduation, died on the same day as Myron Cope.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Buddy (movie) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 10, 1998. Born circa 1988. Air Bud.  IMDb

Algis Budrys (writer) -- Dead. Died June 9, 2008. Born January 9, 1931. Rogue Moon, involved with Writers of the Future.  Home Page  IMDb

Jimmy Buffett (performer) -- Not dead yet. Born December 25, 1946. "Wastin' Away in Margaritaville."  Home Page  IMDb

Vincent Bugliosi (DA/lawyer/writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 6, 2015. Born August 18, 1934. Prosecuted Charles Manson, co-wrote Helter Skelter on the murders.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Kenneth Bulmer (writer) -- Dead. Died December 16, 2005. Born January 14, 1921. A writer with many pseudonums (including Alan Burt Akers and Dray Prescot) who wrote books in many different genres, died on the same day as John Spencer.

Dr. Ralph Bunche (political scientist, professor) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died December 10, 1971. Born August 7, 1904. Professor, writer and informal advisor to Presdident Truman, Bunche worked extensively for the United Nations and won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to negotiate a peace in Palestine in 1949. In 1936, he wrote "And so class will some day supplant race in world affairs. Race war will then be merely a side-show to the gigantic class war which will be waged in the big tent we call the world."  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Mary-Ellis Bunim (TV producer) -- Dead. Breast cancer. Died January 29, 2004. Born July 9, 1946. Created The Real World, the pre-cursor of the "reality" show trend, died on the same day as Joe Viterelli.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Victor Buono (actor) -- Dead. Died January 1, 1982. Born February 3, 1938. King Tut on the Batman series.  IMDb

Eric Burdon (rocker) -- Alive. Born May 5, 1940. Lead singer of The Animals and War

Warren Earl Burger (jurist) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died June 25, 1995. Born September 17, 1907.

Anthony Burgess (writer/civil servant) -- Dead. Died November 25, 1993. Born February 25, 1917. A Clockwork Orange.  IMDb

Billie Burke (a good witch) -- Dead. Old age. Died May 14, 1970. Born August 7, 1885. Glinda in The Wizard of Oz.  IMDb

John F. Burke (surgeon/chemical engineer) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died November 2, 2011. Born July 7, 1922. Developer of the first artifical skin, died same day as Sid Melton and Leonard Stone.  Obituary

Carol Burnett (actress) -- Alive. Born April 26, 1933. The Carol Burnett Show - one of the great comics of the late 20th century , adapted her memoir for the play Hollywood Arms with her daughter Carrie Hamilton.  Home Page  IMDb

Murray Burnett (writer) -- Dead. Died September 23, 1997. Born circa 1911. Co-wrote an unproduced play (Everybody Goes to Rick's) that later became Casablanca.  IMDb

George Burns (comedian/actor) -- Dead. Old age. Died March 9, 1996. Born January 20, 1896. Performed professionally until he was 98, longtime comedy partner and husband of Gracie Allen, won an Academy Award for The Sunshine Boys.  Home Page  IMDb  IBDB  FindAGrave

Jack Burns (comic, writer) -- Alive. Born November 15, 1933. Once teamed with George Carlin, he later teamed with Avery Schreiber, wrote The Muppet Show for a year.  IMDb

Steve Burns (kid show host) -- Not dead yet. Born October 9, 1973. The human on Blue's Clues.  Home Page  IMDb

Raymond Burr (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 12, 1993. Born May 21, 1917. The only North American in the U.S. version of Godzilla, Perry Mason, Ironside, he toured Europe, then gave away most of his money after being diagnosed with terminal cancer  Obituary  IMDb

Edgar Rice Burroughs (writer) -- Dead. Died March 19, 1950. Born September 1, 1875. Writer of Tarzan, Mars, Barsoom and other popular series.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

William S. Burroughs (author/head trip) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died August 2, 1997. Born February 5, 1914. Naked Lunch

Ellen Burstyn (actress) -- Alive. Born December 7, 1932. Resurrection and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.  IMDb

Richard Burton (actor) -- Dead. Brain hemorrhage. Died August 5, 1984. Born November 10, 1925. Married to Liz twice, father of Kate Burton.  IMDb

F. M. Busby (writer) -- Dead. Following abdominal surgery. Died February 17, 2005. Born March 11, 1921. Rissa Kerguelen, died on the same day as Daniel O'Herlihy  Home Page

Gary Busey (actor) -- Alive. Born June 29, 1944. Lucky-to-be-alive! Barely survived a motorcycle accident a few years back when he wasn't wearing a helmet!  IMDb

Barbara Bush (presidential mom/former first lady) -- Alive. Born June 8, 1925. A more interesting First Lady than most, must have to bite her tongue a lot when she hears about her sons' antics...  Home Page  Home Page

George H. W. Bush (presidential dad/former president) -- Retired. Born June 12, 1924. Sounds a little more presidential than Duhbyuh these days...  Home Page  Home Page

George W. Bush (our second unelected president (fraud in Florida) later unelected (fraud in Ohio) to a second term 2004 Ohio election analysis) -- Alive. Born July 6, 1946. The "leader" of the most incompetent administrations of modern time, he was just Duhbyuh to many of us, has inspired a huge number of bumper stickers, the man whose partisans tried to kill federal democracy.  Home Page

Laura Bush (first lady/literacy advocate) -- Alive. Born November 4, 1946. Reportedly came up with the one good idea from the second Bush presidency - the National Book Festival.  Home Page

Robert Bussard (physicist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 6, 2007. Born August 11, 1928. Inventor of the Bussard ramjet, a space drive powered by hydrogen fusion.  Obituary

Susan Butcher (sled dog racer/vet technician) -- Dead. leukemia/graft vs. host disease. Died August 5, 2006. Born December 26, 1954. Second woman to win the Iditarod in 1986; dominated the event in the '80s and early '90s.  Home Page.  Home Page

Brett Butler (actress/comic) -- Alive. Born January 30, 1958. Grace Under Fire, had addiction and money issues but is making a comeback (Anger Management).  Home Page  twitter  IMDb

Daws Butler (voice) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 18, 1988. Born November 16, 1916. Voices for many Hanna Barbera cartoons.  Home Page  IMDb

Octavia Butler (writer) -- Dead. Brain injury. Died February 24, 2006. Born June 22, 1947. Fine SF writer; the only person to win a Hugo, a Nebula and a McArthur Genius Grant, died on the same day as Don Knotts and Dennis Weaver. Make memorial contributions to: Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship  Dead People Server Photo Gallery  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Merritt Butrick (actor) -- Dead. AIDS. Died March 17, 1989. Born September 3, 1959. He played Captain Kirk's son in two Star Trek movies.  IMDb

Red Buttons (actor) -- Dead. Vascular disease. Died July 13, 2006. Born February 5, 1919. Comic who won an Oscar for a dramatic turn in Sayonara, spoke at many Friar's Club roasts as the guy who "never got a dinner."  IBDB  IMDb

Pat Buttram (actor) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died January 8, 1994. Born June 19, 1916. Comic sidekick in many Westerns and Mr. Haney on Green Acres.  IMDb

Frank Buxton (actor/director) -- Alive. Born February 13, 1930. Directed shows like Mork and Mindy, co-hosted the '60s kid's show Discovery with Virginia Gibson.  IMDb

Ruth Buzzi (comedian/actress) -- Alive. Born July 24, 1936. Laugh-In.  IMDb

Spring Byington (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 7, 1971. Born October 17, 1893. Marmee in the 1933 Little Women.  IMDb

John Byner (comic) -- Alive. Born June 28, 1938.  IMDb

Robert Byrd (senator) -- Dead. Died June 28, 2010. Born November 20, 1917. Longest-serving senator, represented West Virginia as Senator for over 50 years.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Edd "Kookie" Byrnes (actor) -- Alive. Born July 30, 1933. 77 Sunset Strip.  IMDb

Jean Byron (actress/singer) -- Dead. Died February 3, 2006. Born December 10, 1925. Mom on The Patty Duke Show, briefly married to Michael Ansara, died on the same day as Al Lewis.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary