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May 22-28

Beth Howland (actress/dancer) -- Dead. Died December 31, 2015. Born May 28, 1941. Best-known as playing Vera on the '70s TV sitcom Alice, won an Oscar for producing the documentary You Don't Have to Die, appeared in the original Broadway productions of Bye, Bye Birdie and Company, married to Michael J. Pollard in the '60s and to Charles Kimbrough from 2002 until her death, died same day as Natalie Cole and Wayne Rogers.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Charles Kimbrough (actor) -- Alive. May 23, 1936. Jim Dial on Murphy Brown, married to Beth Howland from 2002 until her death.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

May 8-14

Emma Morano (last surivor of people born in the 1800s) -- Living. Born November 29, 1899. Former factory worker and kitchen worker who is the last well-documented person born in the 1800s who is still alive in 2016. She credits her longevity to eating 2 raw eggs a day (one raw and one cooked) and drinking homemade brandy. She also had a sibling who lived to be 102 so genes mattered too.  Home Page  twitter

April 10-16

Katherine G. Johnson (NASA mathematician/teacher) -- Alive. Born August 26, 1918. A college graduate at 18, she became a "human computer" for the government in the '50s and went on to calculate trajectories for NASA before electronic computers took over in the '80s (the upcoming movie Hidden Figures is about this team of African American women), awarded a Congressional Medal of Freedom when she was 97.  Home Page  Home Page  twitter

April 3-9

Ryan White (AIDS role model) -- Dead. Respiratory infection/AIDS. Died April 8, 2016. Born December 6, 1971. Just a kid with hemophilia who got AIDS from blood products, was denied the right to attend public school and fougnt a very public battle to stay in school.  Home Page    IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

March 13-19

Elaine May (comic/writer/actress) -- Alive. Born April 21, 1932. Wrote the final screenplay for The Birdcage, directed The Heartbreak Kid, once the professional partner of Mike Nichols.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

Charlotte Rae (actress) -- Alive. Born Apri 22, 1926. Probably best-known as Mrs. Garrett in The Facts of Life, she performed in hundreds of TV shows since 1954 and over a dozen movies, very active on Broadway in the '50s, friend of Sheldon Harnick since college, survived pancreatic cancer.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

February 14-20

Diane Warren (songwriter) -- Alive. Born September 7, 1956. Nominated for many Oscars and Grammys (including for the brilliant "Til It Happens to You," sung by Lady Gaga), probably best-known for Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time," Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart," and Aerosmith's "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing."  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

January 17-23

Art Garfunkel (singer/actor) -- Alive. Born November 5, 1941.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

Don Henley (singer/songwriter/drummer) -- Alive. Born July 22, 1947. Co-founded the Eagles, co-wrote "Hotel California" and "Desperado," wrote "End of the Innocence."  Home Page  twitter  IMDb

January 10-16

A. E. Hotchner (writer) -- Alive. Born June 28, 1920. Mostly known for his many books on Hemingway.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

December 27-January 2

Norman Lear (Producer/writer) -- Alive. Born July 27, 1922. Showrunner of groundbreaking TV series like All in the Family and The Jeffersons, founded People for the American Way.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

November 15-November 21

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

Margo Martindale (actress) -- Alive. Born July 18, 1951. Won Emmys for Justified and The Americans, originated the role of Truvy for the first off-Broadway production of Steel Magnolias, gave the script of Nebraska to her longtime friend June Squibb as she felt she was too young for the role of Kate.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

Charlie Sheen (actor) -- Alive. Born September 3, 1965. Actor known more for wild behavior than his performances (though he gave a fine performance in Platoon, an ironic performance in Being John Malcovich and was on Two and a Half Men for almost eight seasons until he was fired), ex-husband of Denise Richards, announced he was HIV positive in November 2015.  twitter  IMDb

Martin Sheen (actor) -- Born August 3, 1940. Father of a brood of American actors, he gave brilliant performances in Apocalypse Now, Gettysburg, and Wall Street; played the President in West Wing, longtime antiwar activist.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

June Squibb (actress) -- Alive. Born November 6, 1929. Oscar-nominated for Nebraska after 60 years in show-biz, played Aunt Fishy in Love the Coopers, played Electra in the original Broadway run of Gypsy, longtime friend of Margo Martindale, her favorite TV show is Game of Thrones (she says she'd love to be in it and be killed by a sword).  twitter  IBDB  IMDb