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Lyle Waggoner (actor) -- Alive. Born April 13, 1935. The Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman.  IMDb

Lindsay Wagner (actress) -- Alive. Born June 22, 1949. Bionic Woman and lots of made-for-TV movies.  IMDb

Robert Wagner (actor) -- Alive. Born February 10, 1930. Still busy (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), probably best-known for Hart to Hart, married Natalie Wood twice, married to Jill Saint John.  IMDb

Porter Wagoner (country singer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died October 28, 2007. Born August 12, 1927. "Green, Green Grass of Home," helped launch the career of Dolly Parton, had a long-running TV show.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Ralph Waite (actor) -- Dead. Died February 13,2014. Born June 22, 1928. John on The Waltons, Roots, Sunshine State, Booth's grandfather in Bones.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

George Wald, Ph.D. (biologist) -- Dead. Died April 13, 1997. Born November 18, 1906. Nobel Prize winner for medicine for 1967 for discovering vitamin A in the retina.  Home Page  Home Page

Kurt Waldheim (U. N. chief/Austrian president) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died June 14, 2007. Born December 21, 1918. Led the U. N. from 1972 to 1982, later served as Austrian president, was a Nazi soldier during WWII,  Home Page  IMDb

Alice Walker (writer) -- Alive. Born February 9, 1944. The Color Purple.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Clint Walker (actor) -- Alive. Born May 30, 1927.  IMDb

Edward Craven Walker (gadfly) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 15, 2000. Born circa 1918. Invented the lava lamp, opened a nudist resort in southern England.

Jimmie Walker (actor) -- Alive. Born June 25, 1947. "Dy-No-Mite!" (Good Times), later ran a radio talk show in Omaha.  Home Page  IMDb

Kim Walker (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 6, 2001. Born June 19, 1968. One of the Heathers, she was also one of the kids in Say Anything.  IMDb

Mort Walker (cartoonist) -- Alive. Born September 3, 1923. Created Beetle Baily

Nancy Walker (actress) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died May 25, 1992. Born May 10, 1921. Ida on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, Bounty paper towel spokeswoman for years.  Home Page  IMDb

Paul Walker (actor) -- Dead. Ironically, in a high-speed car crash. Died November 30, 2013. Born September 12, 1973. Starred in five of the first six Fast and Furious movies, killed during a break from filming the seventh.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Randolph Walker (theater actor) -- Dead. Hit by a tour bus in Manhattan. Died May 22, 2000. Born circa 1927. Appeared in many plays in New York and the occassional soap opera.

Robert Walker, Jr. (actor) -- Alive. Born April 15, 1940. Lots of movies and TV in the '60 and '70s, Star Trek's Charlie X, son of Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones.  IMDb

Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace (rapper) -- Dead. Drive-by shooting. Died March 9, 1997. Born May 21, 1972. Produced Ready to Die just three years before he was killed.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Dee Wallace Stone (actress/motivational speaker) -- Alive. Born December 14, 1949. ET, Cujo, married to Christopher Stone.  Home Page  IMDb

George Wallace (politician) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died September 13, 1998. Born August 25, 1919. Ironically, died the same night that Gary Sinese won an Emmy for portraying him - a segregationist who said he recanted.  FindAGrave

Irving Wallace (author) -- Dead. Died June 29, 1990. Born March 19, 1916. The Man, father of David Wallechinsky.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Marcia Wallace (actress) -- Dead. Breast cancer. Died October 25, 2013. Born November 1, 1942. Carol on The Bob Newhart Show, Miss Krabappel on The Simpsons.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Mike Wallace (newscaster) -- Dead. Died April 7, 2012. Born May 9, 1918. 60 Minutes, portrayed by Christopher Plummer in The Insider, worked until he was nearly 89.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Eli Wallach (actor) -- Dead. Died June 24, 2014. Born December 7, 1915. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, married to Anne Jackson, won a Tony Award for The Rose Tatoo and an honorary Oscar for his long and varied career.  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

EliWallachactor2014-06-241915-12-07The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, married to Anne Jackson, won a Tony Award for The Rose Tatoo and an honorary Oscar for his long and varied career.

John Wallach (journalist/humanitarian) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died July 10, 2002. Born June 18, 1943. Journalist who specialized in Middle Eastern affairs, then started a summer camp called Seeds of Peace for Israeli and Palestinian teens to meet.  Obituary

David Wallechinsky (professional list maker) -- Alive. Born circa 1948. The People's Alamanac Presents the Twentieth Century, many books of lists, son of Irving Wallace, high school classmate of Michael Medved

Karl Wallenda (circus performer - highwire) -- Dead. Unlucky break. Died March 22, 1978. Born circa 1905.  FindAGrave

Kenneth Waller (actor) -- Dead. Died February 1, 2000. Born November 5, 1927. Old Mr. Grace in Are You Being Served?.  IMDb

Deborah Walley (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 10, 2001. Born August 12, 1943. The second movie Gidget, the daughter on The Mothers-in-Law.  IMDb

Shani Wallis (singer) -- Alive. Born April 5, 1941. Nancy in Oliver!.  IMDb

Ron Walotsky (artist) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died July 29, 2002. Born circa 1943. Fantasy artist.  Home Page

J. T. Walsh (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died February 27, 1998. Born September 28, 1943. Pleasantville.  IMDb

M. Emmet Walsh (actor) -- Alive. Born March 22, 1935. Bryant in Blade Runner, one of the busiest supporting actors of the '80s and '90s.  IBDB  IMDb

Ray Walston (actor) -- Dead. Died January 1, 2001. Born December 2, 1914. The original My Favorite Martian and a judge on Picket Fences, The Stand.  IMDb

Harriet Walter (actress) -- Alive. Born September 24, 1950. Theater actress, playing varied roles in Atonement and Sense and Sensibility.  Home Page  IMDb

Jessica Walter (actress) -- Alive. Born January 31, 1941. Extraordinarily active TV actress in the '60s and '70s, was in Arrested Development, married to Ron Leibman.  IBDB  IMDb

Barbara Walters (interviewer) -- Alive. Born September 25, 1929. Early host of the Today, first female evening anchor, great interviewer and creator of The View.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb

Julie Walters (actress) -- Alive. Born February 22, 1950. Striking as the hair stylist in Educating Rita, playing Mrs. Weasley in the Harry Potter Movies.  IMDb

Jerome Walton (writer) -- Missing. Died circa 1957. Born February 29, 1914. Sci fi writer ("Raiders from Beyond Antarres") whose status after 1957 (or 1962?) is debatable.  Home Page

Sam Wanamaker (actor/director) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 18, 1993. Born June 14, 1919. The driving force behind rebuilding the wonderful replica of the Globe Theater in London.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Joseph Wapner (TV judge) -- Retired. Born November 15, 1919. The People's Court.  IMDb

Burt Ward (actor) -- Alive. Born July 6, 1945. Robin on the TV series Batman, co-wrote Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights.  IMDb

Jay Ward (cartoon genius) -- Dead. Kidney cancer. Died October 12, 1989. Born September 21, 1920. Created Rocky and Bullwinkle The Moose that Roared.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Simon Ward (actor) -- Dead. Died July 20, 2012. Born October 16, 1941. Young Winston, Zulu Dawn.  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Jack Warden (actor) -- Dead. Died July 19, 2006. Born September 18, 1920. All the President's Men, Being There.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Marsha Warfield (actress/comic) -- Alive. Born March 5, 1954. Roz on Night Court.  IMDb

William Warfield (singer/teacher) -- Dead. Broken neck. Died August 25, 2002. Born January 22, 1920. Sang "Old Man River" in Showboat, married to opera singer Leontyne Price in the '50s, later taught at universities.  IMDb  Obituary

Andy Warhol (pop artist) -- Dead. Complications following gall bladder surgery, caused by someone at the hospital not monitoring him properly. Died February 22, 1987. Born August 6, 1928. Andy Warhol Diaries, one of the first artists to have his own museum, uncle of the artist Jim Warhola.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Fred Waring (chorale director) -- Dead. Died July 29, 1984. Born June 9, 1900. Innovative director who created The Pennsylvanians, started summer music institutes and mentored Robert Shaw and Harry Simeone.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

David Warner (actor) -- Alive. Born July 29, 1941. Jack the Ripper in Time After Time, The Omen, played Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company when he was 24.  Home Page  IMDb

Ruth Warrick (actress) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died January 15, 2005. Born June 29, 1915. Starred on All My Children for over 30 years. Make memorial contributions to: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Denzel Washington (actor) -- Alive. Born December 28, 1954. Terrifically talented actor, brilliant in Glory, Malcolm X, Training Day, and American Gangster, quiet philanthropist.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Grover Washington, Jr. (jazz musician) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 17, 1999. Born December 12, 1943. Saxophonist Aria.  IMDb

Dale Wasserman (playwright) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died December 21, 2008. Born November 2, 1914. Adapted two of the most popular plays - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Man of La Mancha.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Wendy Wasserstein (playwright) -- Dead. Lymphoma. Died January 30, 2006. Born October 18, 1950. The Heidi Chronicles, Shiksa Goddess.  IBDB  IMDb

Ethel Waters (actress) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died September 1, 1977. Born October 31, 1896. Member of the Wedding.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

John Waters (weird moviemaker) -- Alive. Born April 22, 1946. Cry-Baby.  Home Page  IMDb

Derek Watkins (trumpeter) -- Dead. Died March 26, 2013. Born March 2, 1945. British trumpeter who played for many movie scores, notably every James Bond film from Dr. No through Skyfall.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Bobs Watson (minister/child actor) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died June 27, 1999. Born November 16, 1930. Very active in '30s movies, he may be best-known as Pee Wee in Boys Town, one of the acting Watson kids.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Delmar Watson (photographer/child actor) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died October 28, 2008. Born July 1, 1926. Very active in '30s movies, he may be best-known as Peter in the Shirley Temple version of Heidi, one of the acting Watson kids.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Doc Watson (guitarist) -- Dead. Complications following colon surgery. Died May 29, 2012. Born March 3, 1923. Legendary flat-picking guitarist who won many Grammys for best folk recording, died same day as Dick Beals.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

James D. Watson, Ph.D. (DNA researcher) -- Alive. Born April 6, 1928. Co-discoverer of DNA, co-winner of a Nobel Prize for medicine for 1962, wrote A Passion for DNA: Genes, Genomes, and Society.  Home Page

Billie Lou Watt (voice) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died September 7, 2001. Born circa 1930. Voice of Kimba and Astroboy (among others!).  IMDb

Alan Watts (zen author) -- Dead. Died November 16, 1973. Born January 6, 1915. The Way of Zen.  Home Page

Charlie Watts (drummer) -- Alive. Born June 2, 1941. The early-gray-haired drummer for the Rolling Stones, he's recovered from throat cancer.  Home Page  IMDb

Al Waxman (actor) -- Dead. Heart surgery. Died January 18, 2001. Born March 2, 1935. Lt. Bert Samuels on Cagney and Lacey, King of Kensington on Canadian TV, active in theater in his home town of Toronto.  IMDb

Kellie Waymire (actress) -- Dead. Cardiac arrhythmia. Died November 13, 2003. Born July 27, 1967. Melissa on Six Feet Under, Elizabeth Cutler on Enterprise, Make memorial contributions to: Kellie Waymire Scholarship Fund through the UC San Diego Foundation, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Carol Wayne (actress) -- Dead. Drowned. Died January 13, 1985. Born September 6, 1942.  IMDb

David Wayne (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died February 9, 1995. Born January 30, 1914. Dr. Dutton in The Andromeda Strain, Dr Wetherby in House Calls.  IMDb

John Wayne (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 11, 1979. Born May 26, 1907. Duke, the archtypical Western actor, won an Oscar for True Grit.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Carl Weathers (actor) -- Alive. Born January 14, 1948. Action Jackson.  IMDb

Ken Weatherwax (child actor) -- Alive. Born September 29, 1955. Pugsley on TV's The Addams Family.  Home Page  IMDb

Rudd Weatherwax (dog trainer) -- Dead. Died February 25, 1985. Born September 23, 1907. Lassie's trainer.

Dennis Weaver (actor, philanthropist, environmentalist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 24, 2006. Born June 4, 1924. Duel, Chester on Gunsmoke, died on the same day as Octavia Butler and Don Knotts.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Fritz Weaver (actor) -- Alive. Born January 19, 1926. Starred in the TV movie Holocaust, narrator for many History Channel documentaries.  IMDb

Pat Weaver (TV innovator) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died March 15, 2002. Born December 21, 1908. Created the Today Show and the Tonight Show at a time when no early morning news or late night talk shows existed, father of Sigourney Weaver.  Home Page  IMDb

Sigourney Weaver (actress) -- Alive. Born October 8, 1949. Ripley in Alien, Dana in the Ghostbusters movie.  IMDb

Clifton Webb (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died October 13, 1966. Born November 11, 1889. Movie and Broadway star, may be best-known for the Mr. Belvedere movies.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Jack Webb (actor) -- Dead. Died December 23, 1982. Born April 2, 1920. Dragnet, buried with full honors by LAPD even though he was never a cop, married to Julie London in the '40s and '50s.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Max Henry Weil (physician) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died July 29, 2011. Born circa 1927. One of the initial developers of intensive care units, Weil was the inventor of CPR.  Obituary

Caspar Weinberger (politician) -- Dead. Died March 28, 2006. Born August 18, 1917. Former Secretary of Defense during Iran Contra.  Home Page  IMDb

Johnny Weissmuller (actor/former Olympic swimmer) -- Dead. Died January 20, 1984. Born June 2, 1904. Tarzan and His Mate.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Joseph Weizenbaum (programmer/teacher) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 5, 2008. Born January 8, 1923. Created one of the first verbally "interactive" programs, ELIZA, which behaved something like a therapist by asking questions based on earlier responses made at the keyboard.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Raquel Welch (actress) -- Alive. Born September 5, 1940. The Three Musketeers.  IMDb

Tuesday Weld (actress) -- Alive. Born August 27, 1943.  IMDb

Lawrence Welk (bandleader) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died May 17, 1992. Born March 11, 1903. The Best of Lawrence Welk.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Thomas Weller (virologist) -- Dead. Died August 23, 2008. Born June 15, 1915. Won a Nobel Prize in Medicine for helping to demonstrate how to grow the polio virus; isolated the German measles and chicken pox viruses, died on the same day as Ralph Young.  Home Page  Obituary

Orson Welles (actor/director) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died October 10, 1985. Born May 6, 1915. Created Citizen Kane, wrote This is Orson Welles, died on the same day as Yul Brynner.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Dawn Wells (actor) -- Alive. Born October 18, 1938. Gilligan's Mary Ann, co-wrote Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook.  IMDb

Kitty Wells (singer) -- Dead. Died July 16, 2012. Born August 30, 1919. "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels."  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Eudora Welty (writer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died July 23, 2001. Born April 13, 1909. The Optimist's Daughter.  IMDb  Obituary

Senor Wences (comedian) -- Dead. Old age. Died April 20, 1999. Born April 17, 1896. A comic on the Ed Sullivan Show who used to paint faces on his hands and do funny voices.  Home Page  IMDb

George Wendt (Norm!) -- Alive. Born October 17, 1948. Cheers (his real-life wife did the voice of Vera), born on the same day as Margot Kidder.  IMDb

Oskar Werner (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died October 23, 1984. Born November 13, 1922. Fahrenheit 451.  IMDb

Adam West (actor) -- Alive. Born September 19, 1928. TV's Batman, co-wrote Back to the Batcave.  IMDb

Arch West (marketer) -- Dead. Died September 20, 2011. Born September 8, 1914. Longtime employee of Frito-Lay who suggested the development of Doritos and helped to market them.  Obituary

Dorothy West (writer/editor) -- Dead. Old age, effects of an aneurysm. Died August 16, 1998. Born June 2, 1907. The Wedding.  IMDb

Dottie West (country singer) -- Dead. Car accident. Died September 4, 1991. Born October 4, 1932. Dottie West - Greatest Hits  IMDb  FindAGrave

Mae West (actress/writer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died November 22, 1980. Born August 17, 1892. She Done Him Wrong.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman (musician/actor) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died December 13, 2007. Born August 17, 1936. Dances with Wolves, Hidalgo, Northern Exposure, performed with artists like Bonnie Raitt and Willie Nelson, founded the Eyapaha Institute.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Ruth Westheimer (sex therapist/Holocaust survivor) -- Alive. Born June 4, 1928. Author of many books about sex, including Sex for Dummies.  Home Page  IMDb

Donald Westlake (writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 31, 2008. Born July 12, 1934. Prolific mystery writer who wrote under many names (including Richard Stark) and was nominated for an Oscar for the script for The Grifters.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

General William Westmoreland (Soldier) -- Dead. Died July 18, 2005. Born March 26, 1914. Controversial commander of US troops in South Vietnam during the Vietnamese War, died on the same day as Gerry Thomas.  IMDb

Jack Weston (actor) -- Dead. Lymphoma. Died May 3, 1996. Born August 21, 1924. Married to Marge Redmond.  IMDb

Joanie Weston (roller derby queen) -- Dead. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare brain disorder. Died May 10, 1997. Born circa 1935.

John Archibald Wheeler (physicist/professor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died April 13, 2008. Born July 9, 1911. Helped to develop general relativity, coined the terms "black hole" and "worm hole."  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Johnny Whitaker (child actor) -- Alive. Born December 13, 1959. Jody in Family Affair.  IMDb

Barry White (man with velvet voice) -- Dead. High blood pressure. Died July 4, 2003. Born September 12, 1944. Barry White's Greatest Hits, "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe."  IMDb

Betty White (actress) -- Alive. Born January 17, 1922. Busiest 90+ actress in Hollywood, Hot in Cleveland, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls, won multiple Emmys over multiple decades and married to Allen Ludden.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb

David White (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 27, 1990. Born April 4, 1916. Always remembered as Larry Tate on Bewitched.  IMDb

Edward White (astronaut) -- Dead. Apollo One fire. Died January 27, 1967. Born November 14, 1930. A test pilot who flew on Gemini 4.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

James White (writer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died August 23, 1999. Born circa 1928. Wrote the Sector General books.

Jesse White (actor) -- Dead. Died January 8, 1997. Born January 3, 1919. Played the Maytag repairman for about 25 years.  IMDb  FindAGrave

John Sylvester White (actor) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died September 11, 1988. Born October 31, 1919. Mr. Woodman in Welcome Back Kotter.  IMDb

Reggie White (football player) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 26, 2004. Born December 19, 1961. One of the all-time sackers in the NFL.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Slappy White (comedian) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 7, 1995. Born September 20, 1921. Melvin on Sanford and Son.  IMDb

Thelma White (actress) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died January 11, 2005. Born April 12, 1910. One of the leads in the infamous Reefer Madness, died on the same day as Jimmy Griffin.  IBDB  IMDb

Richard Whiteley (journalist/game show host) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died June 26, 2005. Born December 28, 1943. Countdown host for many years.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Andy Whitfield (actor) -- Dead. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Died September 11, 2011. Born July 17, 1972. Unknown actor cast as Spartacus for cable, but got sick after the first year and had to be replaced.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Margaret Whiting (singer) -- Dead. Died January 19, 2011. Born July 22, 1924. Known for "That Old Black Magic" and "Moonlight in Vermont," married for fifteen years to Jack Wrangler, died same day as John Dye.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Slim Whitman (country singer) -- Dead. Died June 19, 2013. Born January 20, 1924. Guitarist and yodler known for "Indian Love Call," discovered by Colonel Tom Parker, generally better-known in Europe than America, but made a ubiquitous American commercial for his records in 1979 which made him more popular in the US, died same day as James Gandolfini.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Stuart Whitman (obscure but busy actor...) -- Alive. Born February 1, 1926. I couldn't picture him, but IMDB says he's been in over 110 movies and 30 TV shows since 1951, and it turns out he has a bit part in one of my favorites - The Day the Eart Stood Still; Oscar-nominated for The Mark.  IMDb

James Whitmore (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died February 6, 2009. Born October 1, 1921. Bit parts in many movies, pitched Miracle Grow, married to Audra Lindley during the '70s, starred as Harry Truman in Give 'em Hell, Harry.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Phyllis Whitney (writer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 8, 2008. Born September 9, 1903. Widely traveled, prolific author of young adult (The Mystery of the Haunted Pool) and adult (Woman Without a Past) books, reported to have been working on her autobiography when she died at 104, died on the same day as Robert Jastrow.  Home Page  Obituary

Mary Wickes (actress) -- Dead. Surgical complications. Died October 22, 1995. Born June 13, 1910. Many TV and movie bit parts including Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, played nuns in the Angel and Sister Act movies.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Richard Widmark Dead. Died March 24, 2008. Born December 26, 1914. Kiss of Death, Judgment at Nuremberg.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Simon Wiesenthal (Nazi hunter) -- Dead. Died September 20, 2005. Born December 31, 1908. Continued looking and finding Nazis years after WWII was over, recorded The Art of Remembrance. Make memorial contributions to: Simon Wiesenthal Center.  IMDb

Eugene Wigner, Ph.D. (physicist) -- Dead. Died January 1, 1995. Born November 17, 1902. Joint winner of the Nobel Prize for physics in 1963, From a Life of Physics.  Home Page

Collin Wilcox Paxton (actress) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died October 14, 2009. Born February 4, 1935. Best-known for playing Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird, played many bit parts on TV and ran a local theater in North Carolina, died on the same day as Lou Albano.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Earl Wild (pianist) -- Dead. Died January 23, 2010. Born November 26, 1915. Classical pianist and teacher who started giving concerts on the radio by the time he was 12, recorded Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with the NBC Orchestra when he was 21, and gave his last concert at 92!  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jack Wild (actor) -- Dead. Mouth cancer. Died March 1, 2006. Born September 30, 1952. Artful Dodger in Oliver!, H. R. Pufnstuf, spent the last five years of his life without a voicebox or tongue.  IMDb  Obituary

Cornel Wilde (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 16, 1989. Born October 13, 1915. Leave Her to Heaven.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Billy Wilder (director) -- Dead. Died March 27, 2002. Born June 22, 1906. Great director, especially Some Like it Hot and The Lost Weekend, died on the same day as Milton Berle and Dudley Moore.  IMDb

Gene Wilder (actor) -- Alive. Born June 11, 1935. The original Leo Bloom in the mostly-non-musical movie The Producers, Young Frankenstein once married to Gilda Radner, Wilder has had lymphoma.  IMDb

Laura Ingalls Wilder (farmer/writer) -- Dead. Died February 10, 1957. Born February 7, 1867 . Started writing her "Little House" books after losing her money in the 1929 stock market crash.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  FindAGrave

Bonnie Wiley (journalist) -- Dead. Died September 24, 2000. Born circa 1910. Female war correspondent, WWII.

Mason Wiley (writer) --Dead. AIDS. Died October 7, 1994. Born circa 1955. Co-writer of Inside Oscar, one of the writers of The Official Preppy Handbook.  Obituary

Fred Willard (actor) -- Alive. Born September 18, 1939. Played Jerry Hubbard in several late '70s TV shows, including Fernwood 2Nite, Buck in Best in Show, frequently co-stars with Martin Mull.  Home Page  IMDb

Andy Williams (singer) -- Dead. Bladder cancer. Died September 25, 2012. Born December 3, 1927. Probably best-known for "Moon River" and "The Days of Wine and Roses," he was one of the first Branson theater owners, once married to Claudine Longet, an early champion of The Osmond Brothers.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Anson Williams (director/actor) -- Alive. Born September 25, 1952. Potsie in Happy Days, has gone on to direct many TV shows.  IMDb

Billy Dee Williams (actor) -- Alive. Born April 6, 1937. Lando Calrissian in two Star Wars movies, Lady Sings the Blues, high school classmate of Diahann Carroll.  IBDB  IMDb

Cindy Williams (actress) -- Alive. Born August 22, 1947. American Graffiti, Shirley on TV.  IMDb

Clarence Williams, III (actor) -- Alive. Born August 21, 1939. Linc in The Mod Squad, the violent father in Purple Rain and many bit parts in movies.  IBDB  IMDb

Esther Williams (actress/swimmer) -- Dead. Died June 6, 2013. Born August 8, 1923. The swimmer turned star in movies like Neptune's Daughter, married to Fernando Lamas in the '70s, wrote her autobiography, Million Dollar Mermaid, step-mother of Lorenzo Lamas.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Grant Williams (actor) --Dead. Peritonitis. Died July 28, 1985. Born August 18, 1930. The Incredible Shrinking Man.  IMDb

Guy Williams (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 7, 1989. Born January 14, 1924. Memorable as the TV Zorro and the father on Lost in Space.  Home Page  IMDb

Joe Williams (jazz singer) -- Dead. Lung infection. Died March 29, 1999. Born December 12, 1918. Sang with Count Basie.

John Williams (composer) -- Alive. Born February 8, 1932. Composed music for the Lost in Space TV show and went on to score Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Schindler's List and dozens more, married to Barbara Ruick until her death in 1974, son-in-law of Lurlene Tuttle.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb

Michael Williams (supporting actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died January 11, 2001. Born circa 1935. Great bit parts in British movies, such as Brian in Educating Rita, married to Dame Judi Dench for thirty years.  IMDb

Paul Williams (actor/musician) -- Alive. Born September 19, 1940. Smokey and the Bandit movies.  IMDb

Robin Williams (comic/actor) -- Dead. Suicide (asphyxiation) Died August 11, 2014. Born July 21, 1951. One of the fastest/funniest comics since the mid-70s (his interview on Inside the Actor's Studio was the funniest 2 hours of TV ever (the interview apparently went on for 5 hours)), he had impressive range and won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting; also wonderful in Awakenings, Insomnia, The Fisher King, active fundraiser for charities like Comic Relief, made a huge impression as Mork, struggled with depression/substance abuse for many years. Make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USO, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Glide Memorial Church.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Ted Williams (athlete) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died July 5, 2002. Born August 30, 1918. Last person to hit .400 for a season as a major leaguer, co-wrote My Turn at Bat: The Story of My Life, died on the same day as Katy Jurado.  IMDb  Obituary

Tennessee Williams (playwright) -- Dead. Accidental asphyxiation while drunk. Died February 24, 1983. Born March 26, 1911. Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Wendy O. Williams (shock rocker) -- Dead. Suicide (shot herself). Died April 6, 1998. Born May 28, 1949. Punk rocker and lead singer of the Plasmatics.  Home Page

Jack Williamson (writer) -- Dead. Died November 10, 2006. Born April 29, 1908. A professional science fiction writer for over 70 years, Legion of Space, died on the same day as Gerald Levert and Jack Palance.  Home Page  IMDb

Nicol Williamson (actor) -- Dead. Esophageal cancer. Died December 16, 2011. Born September 14, 1936. Merlin in Excalibur, Holmes in The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, recorded an audiobook of The Hobbit in the '70s.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Noble Willingham (actor/teacher) -- Dead. Died January 17, 2004. Born August 31, 1931. C. D. Parker on Walker, Texas Ranger.  IMDb

Austin Willis (actor) -- Dead. Died April 4, 2004. Born 1917. Hosted Cross-Canada Hit Parade in the '50s, many bit barts in movies and on TV, married to Kate Reid.  IBDB  IMDb

Bruce Willis (actor) -- Alive. Born March 19, 1955. The Sixth Sense, various Die Hard movies, can be a very effective actor with the right director and material, was married to Demi Moore and had three interestingly-named daughters with her.  IMDb

Gordon Willis (cinematographer) -- Dead. Died May 19, 2014. Born May 28, 1931. Cinemetographer for the Godfather movies, All the President's Men and most Woody Allen movies from Annie Hall through Purple Rose of Cairo  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Chill Wills (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 15, 1978. Born July 18, 1903. Character actor in many Westerns, including Rio Grande.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Frank Wills (often unemployed security guard) -- Dead. Died September 27, 2000. Born circa 1948. Security guard who discovered the Democratic National Committee office in the Watergate Building had been burgled in June 1972.

Al Wilson (singer) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died April 21, 2008. Born June 19, 1939. R&B singer probably best-known for 1973's "Show and Tell."  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

August Wilson (playwright) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 2, 2005. Born April 27, 1945. Wrote many plays including The Piano Lession, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fences, had a Broadway theater named in his honor just before his death, died on the same day as Hamilton Camp.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Carl Wilson (rock 'n' roller) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died February 6, 1998. Born December 21, 1946. Beach Boys, Beach Boys Greatest Hits.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Demond Wilson (actor/minister) -- Alive. Born October 14, 1946. Lamont on Sanford and Son, later started Restoration House.  IMDb

Dennis Wilson (Beach Boy) -- Dead. Drowning. Died December 28, 1983. Born December 4, 1944. Survived a close encounter with Charles Manson in 1968, Beach Boys, Denny Remembered, died on the same day as William Demarest.  Home Page  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Dick Wilson (actor) -- Dead. Died November 19, 2007. Born July 30, 1916. Lots of bit parts on TV, most-seen as Mr. Whipple in the Charmin commercials.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Edith Wilson ((more than a) First Lady) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died December 28, 1961. Born October 15, 1872. After President Wilson had an incapacitating stroke, she was virtually regent and managed to avoid turning over presidential power to the vice president.  Home Page  FindAGrave

E. O. Wilson (entomologist/teacher/writer) -- Not dead yet. Born June 10, 1929. Professor emeritus at Harvard, won a Pulitzer prize for On Human Nature, has written Letters to a Young Scientist.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb

Elizabeth Wilson (actress) -- Alive. Born April 4, 1921. Mrs. Braddock in The Graduate, many, many bit parts on TV and in the movies.  IMDb

Flip Wilson (comic) -- Dead. Liver cancer. Died November 25, 1998. Born December 8, 1933. Geraldine and the Rev. Leroy.  IMDb

Harold Wilson (British prime minister) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 24, 1995. Born March 11, 1916.

Justin Wilson (Cajun cook/storyteller) -- Dead. Died September 5, 2001. Born April 24, 1914.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Marie Wilson (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 23, 1972. Born August 19, 1916. My Friend Irma, has three different stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Ricky Wilson (rocker) -- Dead. AIDS. Died October 21, 1985. Born March 19, 1953. Founder of the B-52s.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Robert Anton Wilson (author) -- Dead. Died January 11, 2007. Born January 18, 1932. No conspiracy or anything, he co-wrote The Illuminatus Trilogy and urged his readers the "keep the lasagna flying."  IMDb

Robert Rathburn Wilson (nuclear physicist) -- Dead. Stroke complications. Died January 16, 2000. Born March 4, 1917. A leader of the Manhattan Project.

Paul Winchell (ventriloquist/inventor/acupuncture doctorate) -- Dead. Natural causes. Died June 24, 2005. Born December 21, 1922. Voice of Tigger in many Winnie the Pooh movies, including Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (died the day before the voice of Piglet, John Fiedler), also the master behind Jerry Mahoney.  Home Page  IMDb

William Windom (actor) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died August 16, 2012. Born September 28, 1923. Many bit parts in movies, much TV (including Star Trek), won an Emmy for My World and Welcome To It, spent years on Murder She Wrote, played the D.A. in his first movie part in To Kill a Mockingbird.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Marie Windsor (actress) -- Dead. Old age. Died December 10, 2000. Born December 11, 1919. Yet another "Queen of the B Movies".  Home Page  IMDb

Amy Winehouse (performer) -- Dead. Death by misadventure - had five times the legal limit of alcohol in her system. Died July 23, 2011. Born September 14, 1983. Grammy-award-winning singer better known for living out her demons in public.  IMDb  Obituary

Paul Winfield (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack/diabetes. Died March 7, 2004. Born May 22, 1941. Played a memorable Martin Luther King, Jr. in a '70s miniseries, nominated for an Oscar for Sounder.  IMDb

Oprah Winfrey (talk show host/activist) -- Alive. Born January 29, 1954. Smart businesswoman who's built an empire, she started off as a newscaster, wonderful in The Color Purple.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Henry Winkler (actor/producer) -- Alive. Born October 30, 1945. Memorable as The Fonz in Happy Days, he's gone on to focus on TV producing.  IBDB  IMDb

Elizabeth Winship (Ask Beth) -- Dead. Died October 23, 2011. Born May 17, 1921. Wrote a common-sense, syndicated advice column aimed at teens from 1963 until 1998.  Obituary

Stan Winston (special effects master) -- Dead. Multiple myeloma. Died June 15, 2008. Born April 7, 1946. Iron Man, won Oscars for Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Jurassic Park.  IMDb

Edward Winter (actor) -- Dead. Parkinson's Disease. Died March 8, 2001. Born June 3, 1937. Col. Flagg on M*A*S*H.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Jonathan Winters (comedian/actor) -- Dead. Died April 11, 2013. Born November 11, 1925. Comic and improvisational genius, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, played Maude Frickert, performed Papa Smurf in smurfy movies, major influence on Robin Williams (and later played Mork's son, Merth), The Unknown Jonathan Winters - On the Loose.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  Remembrance  Remembrance

Shelley Winters (actress) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died January 14, 2006. Born August 18, 1920. Won two Oscars for supporting roles; exact opposite (in real life) of the bigoted mother in A Patch of Blue, married to Vittorio Gassman and Tony Franciosa (who died a few days after Shelley), wrote two tell-all memoires, played Roseanne's grandmother.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Robert Wise (director) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died September 14, 2005. Born September 10, 1914. Versatile director who won Oscars for West Side Story and The Sound of Music, also directed The Day the Earth Stood Still and edited Citizen Kane.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Joseph Wiseman (actor) -- Dead. Died October 19, 2009. Born May 18, 1918. Dr. No in early James Bond movies, many TV appearances, very active on Broadway, including a revival of Judgment at Nuremberg  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Bill Withers (singer) -- Alive. Born July 4, 1938. Bill Withers - Greatest Hits.  IMDb

Jane Withers (actress) -- Alive. Born April 12, 1926. Child star and Josephine the Plumber in many '60s Comet commercials.  IMDb

P. G. Wodehouse (writer) -- Dead. Died February 14, 1975. Born October 15, 1881. Creator of the Jeeves and Wooster comic novels, wrote lyrics for "Bill" (Showboat), wrote book for Anything Goes, briefly interned by the Nazis, later permitted to remain in France during WWII.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Wolfman Jack (deejay) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died July 1, 1995. Born January 21, 1939. Memorable bit part in American Graffiti.  IMDb

David L. Wolper (producer) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure/Parkinson's disease. Died August 10, 2010. Born January 11, 1928. Producer of Roots (who, ironically, died a day before the anniversary of Alex Haley's birth) and the original Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, created opening ceremonies for the 1984 Olympics and a lifelong friend of Art Buchwald.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Albert Wolsky (Costume designer) -- Alive. Born November 24, 1930. Won Oscars for designing costumes for All that Jazz and Bugsy, longtime partner of James Mitchell.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Victor Wong (actor/newscaster) -- Dead. Died September 12, 2001. Born July 30, 1927. Renassaince man who found fame playing wise old Chinese men in the movies (Big Trouble in Little China).  IMDb

Ed Wood (director/writer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died December 10, 1978. Born October 10, 1924. Plan 9 From Outer Space and other cult favorites, memorably portrayed by Johnny Depp.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Evelyn Wood (speed reading guru/businesswoman) -- Dead. Natural causes. Died August 26, 1995. Born circa 1909.

Natalie Wood (actress) -- Dead. Drowning. Died November 29, 1981. Born July 20, 1938. Starred in West Side Story, married to Robert Wagner twice.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Ron Wood (guitarist) -- Alive. Born June 1, 1947. A member of Faces before joining the Rolling Stones in 1975.  Home Page  IMDb

Alfre Woodard (actress) -- Alive. Born November 8, 1952. Star Trek: First Contact, St. Elsewhwere.  IBDB  IMDb

Nancy Woodhull (news editor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 1, 1997. Born circa 1944. Former senior editor at USA Today

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 6, 2007. Born June 3, 1939. One of the first mega-romance writers, starting with The Flame in the Flower in 1972.  Obituary

N. Joseph Woodland (engineer/inventor) -- Dead. Died December 9, 2012. Born September 6, 1921. Patented the basic concept behind what would become the bar code in the early '50s, about 30 years before it became commonly used.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  Obituary  FindAGrave

Bob Woodruff (TV journalist) -- Alive. Born circa 1961. ABC news anchor who survived an attack in Iraq that left him with a potentially deadly brain injury in early 2006.  IMDb

Bob Woodward (writer) -- Alive. Born March 26, 1943. One of the tenacious reporters who uncovered Watergate, co-author of All the Presidents Men and The Final Days, managing editor of The Washington Post.  Home Page  IMDb

Edward Woodward (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died November 16, 2009. Born June 1, 1930. Breaker Morant, The Equalizer, The Wicker Man.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Joanne Woodward (actress) -- Alive. Born February 27, 1930. Great actress (Three Faces of Eve) married to Paul Newman.  IMDb

Chuck Woolery (game show host) -- Alive. Born March 16, 1942. The original Wheel of Fortune host, was married to Jo Ann Pflug.  IMDb

Sheb Wooley (singer/actor) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died September 16, 2003. Born April 10, 1921. While most-known as a one-hit wonder for "One-eyed, One-horn Flying Purple People Eater," he was a country western singer and character actor in Western.  IMDb

Tom Wopat (TV actor) -- Alive. Born September 9, 1951. The Dukes of Hazzard.  IMDb

Jo Anne Worley (comic) -- Alive. Born September 6, 1937. Laugh-In.  IMDb

Irene Worth (actress) -- Dead. Died March 10, 2002. Born June 23, 1916. Lost in Yonkers.  IMDb

Herman Wouk (writer) -- Alive. Born May 27, 1915. The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, still writing novels in his 90s.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

Jack Wrangler (Theater producer/porn actor) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died April 7, 2009. Born July 11, 1946. Gay icon for starring in movies like The Devil in Miss Jones: Part II, he went on to produce cabaret shows for his wife, Margaret Whiting, Dave Arneson.  IBDB  Obituary

Fay Wray (actress) -- Dead. Died August 8, 2004. Born September 10, 1907. King Kong, died on the same day as Gypsy Boots.  Home Page  IMDb

Link Wray (guitarist/songwriter) -- Dead. Died November 5, 2005. Born May 2, 1929. Early guitarist who played with Tex Ritter and influenced everyone from Elvis to Bruce Springsteen, died on the same day as John Fowles.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Eric "Easy E" Wright (rap artist) -- Dead. AIDS. Died March 26, 1995. Born circa 1963.  FindAGrave

Syreeta Wright (singer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 5, 2004. Born February 28, 1946. The only woman Stevie Wonder ever married, she later sang with Billy Preston in "With You I'm Born Again."  IMDb

Teresa Wright (actress) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died March 6, 2005. Born October 27, 1918. Long career, including The Rainmaker, won a supporting actress Oscar for Mrs. Miniver, former wife of Robert Anderson, died on the same day as Hans Bethe.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Andrew Wyeth (artist) -- Dead. Died January 16, 2009. Born July 12, 1917. "Christina's World," the Helga series and many other fine paintings.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jamie Wyeth (artist) -- Alive. Born July 6, 1946. Artist who did sketches from the Watergate trials, did work for NASA, the Olympics and for presidents.  Home Page

Jane Wyman (actress) -- Dead. Died September 10, 2007. Born January 5, 1917. Johnny Belinda, Falcon Crest, an ex-wife of Ronald Reagan.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jane Wyatt (actress) -- Dead. Died October 20, 2006. Born August 12, 1911. Father Knows Best, Spock's mother, and the original Lost Horizon.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Tammy Wynette (singer) -- Dead. Probable blood clot. Died April 6, 1998. Born May 5, 1942. She stood by her men...  IMDb  FindAGrave

Ed Wynn (comic) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 19, 1966. Born November 9, 1886. While a funny man who appeared in many Disney movies, he may be better remembered for serious roles like Mr. Dussell in The Diary of Ann Frank, father of Keenan Wynn.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Keenan Wynn (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 14, 1986. Born July 27, 1916. Dr. Strangelove, son of Ed Wynn.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave