Each line contains the prediction's name, the number of players who submitted the name in this year's Game, and a short description of the person. (Most names from previous Games have been left in this listing, mainly because we're amused by the descriptions.)
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Adams, Gerry(1): President of Sinn Fein, the political wing of the I.R.A.; foil of David Trimble
Albert, Eddie(2): Actor, best known by Gen-X as the star of "Green Acres"
Ali, Muhammed(3): The Greatest
Allen, Tim(1): Comedian, actor, and voice of galactic defender Buzz Lightyear
Alt, Carol (0): Model turned actress, appeared in Howard Stern's "Private Parts", short-lived TV series "Thunder in Paradise" with Hulk Hogan, not to mention the Muppets' video "She Drives Me Crazy"
Anderson, Louie (0): Rotund comedian
Arafat, Yasser(2): Palestinian leader
Arthur, Bea(1): Actress, best known as TV's Maude and one of the Golden Girls
Auerbach, Red (0): Former coach of the Boston Celtics, named "Greatest Coach in the History of the NBA"
Autry, Gene (0) : Movie cowboy who may remember some of the actual old west
Bacharach, Burt(1): Songwriter, wrote "Magic Moments", "What's New Pussycat?", "Close To You", "What the World Needs Now", "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", and dozens of others including "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"; lately been collaborating with Elvis Costello
Bajul, Oksana(1): World champion figure skater
Barkley, Charles (0): NBA star and hothead, though not so much these days
Barks, Carl(1): Cartoonist, creator of (Donald Duck's) Uncle Scrooge McDuck
Barris, Chuck(1): Host of The Gong Show
Beame, Abraham(3): Mayor of New York City before Ed Koch, currently nonagenarian
Berle, Milton(6): Old crossdresser
Big Punisher, The(1): Rapper, nee Christopher Rios
Bird, Larry (0): Every Indiana boy's dream
Borge, Victor(2): "The Great Dane", classical pianist and comedian with a most spectactular and unique style
Boutros-Ghali, Boutros (0): Former General Secretary of the United Nations
Bowles, Paul(1) : Beat-generation-inspiring author and composer
Boxcar Willie(1) : Country music performer, "King of the Hoboes"
Bradbury, Ray(1): Science-fiction great, author of "The Martian Chronicles", "Fahrenheit 451", and many others
Brando, Marlon(2): Talented large blob of ectoplasm who I feel bad making fun of what with his family tragedies and all, but obviously that didn't stop me
Branson, Richard(1): Head of the Virgin Group, highly respected industrialist entrepeneur and adventurer
Bridges, Lloyd (0) : Aging mass of testosterone
Bridges, Todd (0): Former child actor convicted on drug charges, played Willis on "Diff'rent Strokes", arrested most recently for felony assault for ramming a friend's car (twice) after an argument--the player who picked him predicted his death during a prison break
Brinkley, David(2): Veteran television journalist
Broadus, Calvin "Snoop Doggy Dog"(1): Gangsta rapper, acquitted of 1994 first-degree murder charge
Bronson, Charles(1): One of the Magnificent Seven, the Dirty Dozen, and the Death Wish Movies Five
Buttons, Red(1): Actor and 50's television show host
Carney, Art(2): Actor, sole surviving cast member of "The Honeymooners"
Carter, Benny (0): Jazz great
Carter, Jimmy(1): Former Georgian peanut farmer, now cruises the world as his own State Department
Cartland, Dame Barbara(2): World-record romance novelist and onetime stepmother to Princess Diana's stepmother's mother
Cash, Johnny(2): He walks the line
Castaneda, Carlos (0) : Spiritualist author of "The Teachings of Don Juan" and others, Tensegrity guru
Castro, Fidel(1): Former minor-league baseball player
Charisse, Cyd (0): Actress and dancer
Chiang Kai-shek, Madame(3): Widow of Taiwanese leader
Child, Julia(1): The original TV chef
Clark, Dick (0): Ageless TV host, pop icon, and New Year's mainstay
Clarke, Arthur C.(1): Science-fiction great, author of "2001--A Space Odyssey", "Childhood's End", "Rendezvous with Rama", etc. and the inventor of the communications satellite
Cleary, Beverly(1): Author of dozens of childrens' books including the "Ramona" and "Henry Huggins" series and "The Mouse and the Motorcycle"
Clinton, Bill(1): Former governor of Arkansas
Clinton, Chelsea (0): One year ahead of Kenneth Starr's daughter at Stanford
Coca, Imogene(2): Sid Caesar's foil, plus she was Aunt Jenny who Jan liked so much on that episode of the Brady Bunch
Coleman, Gary(1): Former no-talent teen star trapped in the body of a no-talent pre-teen star, now your psychic friend
Combs, Sean "Puff Daddy"(2): Rapper and current MTV flash-in-the-pan sweetheart
Como, Perry(1): Very smooth, very white crooner since the 1950's
Cooke, Alistair(1): Not to be confused with Allister Cookie, who is fuzzy and blue
Cosby, Bill (0): Jell-O spokesman
Crisp, Quentin(1) : Flamboyantly gay nonagenarian stage actor, "the world's oldest professional transvestite" according to the Toronto Eye
Cronkite, Walter(1): Longtime TV anchorman
Cronyn, Hume(2): Actor, made dozens of films including "Brewster's Millions", "Cocoon", and "*batteries not included", widower of Jessica Tandy
Crosby, David(1): Obese druggie folk-rocker
Cruise, Tom (0): C'mon, is he or isn't he?
Cube, Ice (0): Rapper
Curtis, Tony (0): Suave actor
Dangerfield, Rodney(1): Some ridiculous idiot
De Havilland, Olivia(2): Actress, played Maid Marion to Erol Flynn's Robin Hood, twice portrayed the Queen Mother
Dean, Jimmie(1): Country star, actor, and sausage king
Delany, Sarah(2) : The older Delany sister, centenarian biographee and playwright of American retrospective "Having Our Say"
Depp, Johnny (0): Weird actor
DiCaprio, Leonardo(1): "...to me he's just smelly, farty Leo." --Kate Winslet
DiMaggio, Joe(5) : Baseball great, Marilyn Monroe's second husband, and spokesperson for Mr. Coffee
Diller, Phyllis (0): Actress who turned a perpetual bad hair day into a career
Donaldson, Sam (0): Sportscaster
Doohan, James(1): Actor, Scotty from "Star Trek", not actually Scottish and in fact a versatile voice artist but few will ever know
Douglas, Kirk(1): Balls of iron
Downey, Morton Jr.(1): Late-80's loudmouth chainsmoker, 90's anti-smoking spokesguy
Downey, Robert Jr.(3): Pretty boy actor who I confuse with at least two other Brat Pack guys
Dunaway, Faye (0): Actress better known for "Bonnie and Clyde", "Chinatown", "Eyes of Laura Mars" and "Mommie Dearest" than "Supergirl", "Dunston Checks In" or "Fanny Hill", but when you work that hard and that much you're sure to make a couple of stinkers
Dury, Ian(1): English actor and leader of musical group The Blockheads
Dylan, Bob (0): Did his best stuff in the 60's but still hangin' in there
Eastwood, Clint(1): Former squinting mayor of Carmel, CA; sang up a storm with Lee Marvin in "Paint Your Wagon"
Ebsen, Buddy(3): Actor, TV's Jed Clampett and Barnaby Jones
Elizabeth, The Queen Mother(7): Sole surviving well-regarded member of the British royal family; she's the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and widow of King George VI, and turns 98 this year
Esiason, Gunner(1): Cystic fibrosis-stricken son of ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason
Evans, Dale(2): Singing cowgirl, Roy Rogers' wife and long-time partner
Evert, Chris (0): Tennis champ
Fabio (0): Wuss
Fahd, King(1): King of Saudi Arabia
Fairbanks, Douglas Jr. (0): Founder of United Artists and distantly related to a friend of mine
Farley, Chris (0) : Fat comedian and actor of "Saturday Night Live" fame
Farrakhan, Louis (0): Head of the Church of Islam
Farrell, Perry(1): Front-man for Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros, and Gobbelee, founder of Lollapalooza music fest
Fo, Dario (0): Celebrated Italian playwright, author of "Accidental Death of an Anarchist", and the most performed living playwright in any language
Ford, Betty(1): Drug-rehab celebrity caretaker
Ford, Gerald(3): A poor golfer, I hear
Freeman, Morgan (0): Actor that I still can't help thinking of as Frank from "The Electric Company"
Funicello, Annette(1): Original Mouseketteer, later actress and then Florida Orange Juice spokesperson
Funt, Allen(3) : Creator and host of "Candid Camera"
Gabor, Zsa-Zsa(1): Assaulter of peace officers
Gadhafi, Moammar(1): Primary reason very few children are named "Moammar" in the U.S. these days
Gielgud, Sir John(5): English actor and stupendous reader and narrator
Gifford, Frank (0): Jealous of Regis?
Gifford, Kathy Lee(1): Antichrist-in-training
Goddall, Jane (0): Ecological biologist known for gorilla studies
Goldwater, Barry (0) : Politician, used cool "AuH2O" campaign buttons
Goodman, John (0): Large actor
Gorbachev, Mikhail(1): Portable Rorshach test
Graham, Billy(1): Preacher
Green, Brian Austin (0): Studly "Melrose Place" actor
Greenspan, Alan(1): Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board
Griffith, Andy (0): Actor, best known for "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock", he's put on the pounds and now sells hymnal albums
Griffith, James (0): Moderator of Usenet groups rec.humor.funny and rec.arts.startrek.info, daily touches lives of millions of geeks and non-geeks alike while maintaining pleasant and mildly self-effacing humility; played in the 1997 game
Guinness, Sir Alec(2): Left very big shoes for Ewan McGregor to fill
Hackett, Buddy(2): Voice of Scuttle the seagull in "The Little Mermaid"; sang "Shaboopie" in the film version of "The Music Man" with Robert Preston
Hagman, Larry(1): Still wears his B.V.D.'s
Hampton, Lionel (0): Another jazz great
Harris, Richard(1): Actor and drinking buddy of Peter O'Toole
Harryhausen, Ray(1): Pioneering Hollywood stop-motion animator, from the classic Sinbad movies through "Mighty Joe Young"
Hart, Kitty Carlisle(1): Actress and singer, Chairperson of the New York State Council on the Arts for twenty years, and for twenty years before that a regular panelist on "To Tell the Truth" and other shows
Havel, Vaclav(3): Playwright, poet, statesman, and President of the Czech Republic
Hawking, Stephen(2): Ailing, paralyzed physicist and author
Helmond, Katherine (0): Actress, perhaps best known as Angela's mother Mona from TV's "Who's the Boss?" and Jessica Tate from 70's parody "Soap"
Helms, Jesse(1): US Senator (R-NC) and another case for term-limits
Hepburn, Katharine(3): Actress and film icon
Hess, Leon(1) : Builder of fuel empire, one of America's richest men (in the "Forbes 400" since 1982) and owner of the New York Jets; I folded his granddaughter's laundry once
Heston, Charlton(1): Appeared in "Wayne's World 2" and "True Lies"; "Take your hands off me, you stinking ape!"
Hillary, Sir Edmund(1): First man to scale Everest, May 29 1953
Hirschfield, Al(3): Nina's father
Holtzman, Red (0): Former coach of the New York Knicks
Hope, Bob(8): Golfer, seems like a nice old guy
Hopper, Dennis(1): Cool psycho-freak actor
King Hussein I(2) : King of Jordan
Hussein, Saddam(1): Very skilled political maneuverer in addition to an incredible pain in the ass
Jackman, Mark (0): Not on the list but our Angel of Life, as well as the talented, handsome, well groomed, and tireless creative talent behind much of the Game of Death pages. He excels at providing a seemengly endless well of contribution, and is one of the finest people I know. He also composed most of the text on this page, including that "well groomed" bit.
Jackson, Michael(1): The King of Pop and a poppa
Jagger, Mick (0): Biggest and most famous English lips of all time
Jobs, Steve (0): CEO of NeXT, "interrim" CEO of Apple, and way rich since Pixar's "Toy Story" made it big
Pope John Paul II(6): A non-Italian of some repute
Johnson, Claudia "Lady Bird"(3): America's second-most-beloved First Lady
Johnson, Don (0): Reportedly dating some old rich lady
Johnson, Earvin "Magic" (0): The announcer in Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time" video
Jones, Chuck(1): Animation great
Kane, Bob (0) : Cartoonist, creator of Batman
Kanie, Gin(1): Centenarian twin sister of Kin Narita
Keane, Bil(1): Cartoonist, though my personal theory is that "The Family Circus" is pumped out by a machine left over from a long-forgotten, failed artificial intelligence experiment
Kelley, DeForrest(2) : An actor, not a doctor
Kennedy, George(1): Actor--remember the "Airport" movies? The "Naked Gun" films?
Kennedy, John Jr. (0): Carolyn Bessette's husband
Kennedy, Rosemary(1): Not the late Rose Kennedy, one of her daughters (the crazy one)
King, Don (0): Dude...hair
King, Stephen (0): Writer of feelgood films "Stand By Me" and "The Shawshank Redemption"
Kissinger, Henry (0): Dated Jill Saint John
Klugman, Jack(2): Oscar, Oscar, Oscar
Knauss, Sarah Clark(2) : World's oldest living person, born September 1880; shame on jerkheads PDM and Mark K for listing her, especially since she was mentioned by name in the 1998 game progress discouraging her prediction
Knievel, Evel(1): Thinks Gary Busey is a total idiot for opposing helmet laws, "but he fell on his godamn ass and nearly had his head split open, so he changed his mind."
Knotts, Don(1): Star of "The Love God", but better known for the roles of Deputy Barney Fife and Mr. Furley
Kurosawa, Akira (0) : Highly influential film director
La Lanne, Jack(2): The Godfather of Physical Fitness, as a child little girls would beat him up
Lake, Ricki (0): Her fifteen minutes are up
Lamarr, Hedy(1): That's Hedley. In addition to achieving Hollywood stardom, she also invented spread-spectrum communications for torpedo guidance, technology underlying today's multi-channel pagers and cellphone communications
Le Duc Anh(1): President of Vietnam, suffered a severe stroke in late 1996
Lee, Pamela Anderson (0): The Tool Time girl from "Home Improvement" before her boob job
Lenska, Rula (0): British actress who, as correctly pointed out by the Game page owner despite my lack of faith, was one of the voice actors for the original radio production of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; however I maintain that she's best known in the U.S. for saying "I'm Rula Lenska" on Alberto VO-5 commercials in the 70's, becoming famous just for being famous; by the way, she's not actually on the Game list, I just like reminding people who she is
Lewinsky, Monica(1): White House intern and sex-kitten
Lewis, Al III(1): Actor, Grandpa from "The Munsters" and a native of New Rochelle, NY
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow(3): Aviator, author, and widow of Charles
Lindgren, Astrid(1): Beloved children's author of many books including the Pippi Longstocking series
Linkletter, Art(1): Longtime TV personality, now available as a motivational speaker
Llewelyn, Desmond(1) : Played "Q" in nearly every James Bond movie ever made
Locklear, Ava Elizabeth (0): Heather's daughter, born October 4, 1997
Love, Courtney (0): Nutcase lead-singer of Hole, actress, and widow of Kurt Cobain
Loy, Myrna (0) : Dead, old-time screen actress best remembered for the role of Nora Charles in six "Thin Man" films
Mailer, Norman(1): Journalist, filmmaker, and Pulitzer-winning author
Malden, Karl(1): Veteran character actor whose career includes major roles in "Streets of San Francisco", "On the Waterfront", "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Patton"; currently sits on the USPS Stamp Advisory Committee
Mandella, Nelson (0): Leader of South Africa and general hero to millions
Manson, Marilyn (0): Leader and namesake (real name Brian Warner) of the band that at times also included members Zsa Zsa Speck, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Twiggy Ramirez, and Olivia Newton-Bundy
Marino, Dan (0): Miami Dolphins quarterback, not to mention the number one pick in the first USFL draft by the famed Los Angeles Express
Marshall, Penny (0): You see her hanging out with Rosie O'Donnel, but never Cindy Williams...
McCarthy, Eugene(1): Career politician and former U.S. Senator, "Clean Gene" not to be confused with Senator Joe McCarthy, whom he publically opposed
McCormick, Kenny (0): One of the kids from Comedy Central's South Park; ruled an invalid entry and disqualified cause he's not real! He does die in nearly every episode, though
McGovern, George(1): Politician, former U.S. senator, and the 1972 Democratic nominee for president
McVeigh, Timothy(1): Oklahoma City bomber
Melvin, Allan (0): Actor, known as Sam the Butcher from "The Brady Bunch"
Merrick, David(1): Veteran stage producer, sued the producers of the Tony awards in 1996
Miller, Arthur(2): Playwright, author of "The Crucible" and "Death of a Salesman", and Marylin Monroe's third husband
Miner, Jan (0): Actress best known as Madge the Manicurist from Palmolive commercials ("You're soaking in it.")
Moore, Mary Tyler(1): Diana, Goddess of sensuality, virginity, and the eternal hunt; actually was very pleased for the chance to break her typecast and tastelessly swing her boobs around in 1996's "Flirting With Disaster"
Morgan, Harry(3): Actor best known as "M*A*S*H"'s Colonel Potter
Mortensen, Christian (0) : World's oldest living man, 115 and a cigar smoker. (Compare, though, to Jeanne Calment, who was the world's oldest living person until she died at 122 during the 1997 game.)
Moss, Kate (0): Waif/wafer model, favorite of Calvin Klein, popularized the anorexic look
Narita, Kin(1): Centenarian twin sister of Gin Kanie
Nelson, Willie (0): Country music mainstay and legend
Netanyahu, Benjamin(1): Prime Minister of Israel
Nimoy, Leonard(1): Comic book creator, poet, Van Gogh biographer, saver of whales, and recorder of numerous spoken and sung albums
Nixon, Pat (0): Tricky Dick's widow
Norris, Chuck (0): Still got balls
John Cardinal O'Connor(1): Another man with a funky hat
Paar, Jack(1): Host of the Tonight Show before Johnny
Page, Betty (0): 50's pin-up gal
Palance, Jack(1): Drips testosterone and ego
Parks, Rosa(2): Touched off the 60's Civil Rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on an Alabama bus to a white man; assaulted and robbed of $53 by an ignorant kid in 1994
Paul, Les(1): Guitar maker
Pavarotti, Luciano(2): Wobbles but doesn't fall down, not to be confused with actor John Rhys-Davies, who as far as I know doesn't sing except for a brief sailor's ditty in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
Peck, Gregory(2): Screen acting great since WWII
Phillips, Pauline Esther(1): Abigail Van Buren, aka Dear Abby
Pinochet, General Augusto(3): Former Chilean dictator
Popper, John(1): Portly lead singer and harmonica-maestro for Blues Traveller, spent 1997 vacation getting his hip replaced
Pot, Pol (0) : Former leader of the Khmer Rouge, mass-murderer, and all-around evil person
(1): The Artist, formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, formerly known as Prince; semi-androgynous dionyssian ultra-hipster musician
Pryor, Richard(4): Comic great
Purdue, Frank(2): A tough man who makes a tender chicken, also resembles former New York City mayor Ed Koch
Pyle, Denver (0) : Actor, best known as Uncle Jesse in "The Dukes of Hazzard", though I just realized he was also Jack on "The Adventures of Grizzly Adams"--you know, the gruff old prospector with the mule named "Number 7"? He was also in dozens of films including "Bonnie and Clyde", "Shenandoah", and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence".
Sheik Abdul Rahman(1): Egyptian Moslem cleric convicted with nine others of "seditious conspiracy", plotting to blow up the Hudson River tunnels and UN building
Randall, Tony (0): The voice of the Brain Gremlin in "Gremlins 2: The New Batch"
Ray, James Earl (0) : Possibly Martin Luther King's assassin, pleaded guilty to the murder but changed his mind almost immediately and has been requesting a trial ever since
Reagan, Nancy(1): Resents alimony payments to Jane Wyman
Reagan, Ronald(7): I can't recall
Reed, Oliver(1) : Has been in nearly 100 films with some starring but mostly bit parts, probably best known as the Musketeer Athos though I always think of him as Bill Sikes, the heavy in 1968's "Oliver"
Richards, Keith(1): Demon without a single drop of human blood left in his veins
Rickles, Don(1): Caustic Borscht Belt funnyman
Riefenstahl, Leni(3): Influential filmmaker forever stigmatized for having been a Nazi propagandist
Ripken, Cal Sr.(1) : Orioles mainstay for decades, father of baseball's ironman Cal Jr.
Rizzuto, Phil(1): His banter as Yankees announcer was set as free verse in "O Holy Cow!"; the editors had intended to use a variety of announcers, but only The Scooter's patter actually worked as poetry
Robbins, Jerome (0) : Broadway choreographer whose hits include "West Side Story" and "Fiddler on the Roof"
Rodman, Dennis (0): NBA star and his own media circus
Rogers, Charles "Buddy"(1) : Classic Hollywood leading man in the 20's, 30's and 40's, and Mary Pickford's husband
Rogers, Fred(1): Perennial children's show host
Rogers, Roy (0) : "King of the Cowboys", film and TV singing cowboy since the 30's (real name Leonard Franklin Slye)
Rooney, Andy(1): Squeaky "60 Minutes" curmudgeon and omphaloskeptic
Rooney, Mickey (0): The voice of Santa in "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", "The Year Without a Santa Claus", and "Rudolf and Frosty: Christmas in July", and of Mr. Cherrywood in "The Care Bears Movie", perhaps even better known for "Boys Town" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
Rushdie, Salman(1): Author of "The Satanic Verses" and "Buddha, You Fat-Ass Loser"
Schmeling, Max(1): World heavyweight boxing champion, knocked out the undefeated Joe Louis in 1936 but resoundingly lost the 1938 rematch; unfairly cast as a symbol of the rising Nazi Germany
Schulz, Charles(1): Cartoonist and beloved creator of "Peanuts"
Schumacher, Michael(1): World champion Formula One racer, brother of Ralph.
Schumacher, Ralph(1): Formula One racer, brother of Michael.
Score, Herb(1): Famously nice, mainstay broadcast announcer for the Cleveland Indians, remembered also for being hit in the face by a line drive in his second-to-last season as a major league pitcher in 1957
Scott King, Coretta (0): Civil rights activist and widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Scott, Willard(1): Blobby but fun weirdo with a passion for older women
Seeger, Pete (0): Folk singer, greatest hits include "Abiyoyo" and "Turn, Turn, Turn"
Sendak, Maurice(1): Children's author and illustrator, not to mention operatic set designer, best known for the Nutshell Library collection and "Where the Wild Things Are"
Shaw, Artie(1): Band leader and clarinetest, one of the great musical innovators of the Big Band and Jazz Age
Shaw, Robert(1) : Great American conductor, and the man who popularized much of today's well-known Christmas music including "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
Simpson, O.J. (0): Ex-football player and actor
Sinatra, Frank (0) : The Chairman of the Board; if the Wall Street Journal does a front-page article on your heirs fighting over your will because you're really sick, you're going to end up on these lists
Singleton, Penny(2): Born Mariana Dorothy McNulty, the silver screen's Blondie Bumstead in twenty-eight films, leader of the first-ever strike of the Rockettes in 1966, the first woman president of an AFL-CIO union, and the voice of Jane Jetson
Slater, Christian(1): Actor unnoticed since 1990 despite appearing in twenty, count 'em twenty, films since then
Sothern, Ann(1): Film and television actress, starred in dozens of films including ten "Maisy" movies in the 40's but better known as television's "Private Secretary" in the 50's and the voice of "My Mother the Car" in the 60's
Speilberg, Steven (0): Film mogul
Spock, Benjamin (0) : Renowned non-Vulcan child psychologist
Springer, Jerry(1): Ringmaster who thinks the show is just as ridiculous as the rest of us do
St. Laurent, Yves(1): Fashion designer
Starr, Ken(1): Big jerk, caused the waste on a national scale of more time, energy, resources, and attention than Beanie Babies and homepages for your vacation photos combined
Stassen, Harold(1): American politico, Minnesota's youngest governor, and nine-time Presidential hopeful (most recently in 1992)
Steinbrenner, George (0): Beloved owner of the New York Yankees
Stockdale, Admiral James Bond(1): Ross Perot's 1992 running mate, best remembered for using his malfunctioning hearing aid as an excuse for zoning out during the VP debate
T, Mr.(2): Born Laurence Tureaud, two-time America's Toughest Bouncer, appeared most recently in "Spy Hard" and on "Suddenly Susan"
Tandy, Jessica (0) : Deceased actress, Academy Award winner for "Driving Miss Daisy", wife of Hume Cronyn
Taylor, Elizabeth(3): Eligible bachelorette
Teller, Edward(1): "Boom-Boom" Teller, the father of the hydrogen bomb and one of the chief proponents of Reagan's S.D.I. ("Star Wars"); some consider him personally one of the leading causes of the Cold War, others think he's merely an evil old man
Thatcher, Margaret (0): Politician and not a bad dancer, either
Thomas, Dave(1): Founder of Wendy's fast-food restaurants
Thurmond, Strom(8): Really old argument for term limits
Torme, Mel(2) : Even if it does become a standard, how big an ego does it take to name a Christmas song "The Christmas Song"?
Torre, Frank (0): 1996 heart-transplant recipient
Treach (0): Naughty By Nature rapper (real name Anthony Criss)
Trimble, David(1): Leader of Northern Ireland's Ulster Unionist Party, political foil of Gerry Adams
Tyson, Mike(1): Ex-boxing champ, convicted rapist, and possible cannibal, not a man to be messed with
Uggams, Leslie (0): Actress perhaps best known as "Kizzy" in the original "Roots" TV miniseries
Ustinov, Peter (0): Portly actor
Van Buren, Abigail(1): Advice columnist "Dear Abby" and twin sister of Ann Landers
Van Dyke, Dick (0): Funnyman, actor and showman
VanTongerloo, Winnifred Vera Quick(1): I didn't believe this was a real name either, but she's a survivor of the Titanic though her name sounds more like a Doctor Seuss creation or the Margaret Dumont character from some lost Marx Brothers film
Vigoda, Abe(3): Actor often mistakenly thought to be dead, even in person (though actually in good health)
Vonnegut, Kurt (0): Author of "The Sirens of Titan", "Cat's Cradle," "Slaughterhouse-Five", "Breakfast of Champions", and dozens of other books, short stories, and essays
Wallace, George (0) : Former ultra-segregationalist governor of Alabama and four-time U.S. presidential candidate
Wallace, Mike(1): Cowboy investigative journalist, creator of "60 Minutes"
Walsh, Joe(1): 70's singer/songwriter, one of the Eagles
Walston, Ray(1): He was TV's "My Favorite Martian" and has a role in the current remake, also played Mr. Hand in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" (no relation to Mr. Hat from South Park) but is shocked at the unprecedented recognition he's gotten from playing Boothby, the Starfleet Academy groundskeeper
Walters, Barbara (0): How did she manage to break into journalism with that lisp, anyway?
Wapner, The Honorable Joseph A. (0): The People's Judge emeritus, would easily win an out-and-out brawl against Ed Koch
Weider, Joe(1): Bodybuilding promoter, originated the Mr. and later Ms. Olympia contests, publisher of Muscle & Fitness and Shape magazines
Weiland, Scott(1): Recidivist drug user and possibly recidivist lead singer for the Stone Temple Pilots, been in rehab a couple of times while the rest of the band replaced him and became Talk Show.
Wences, Señor(4) : S'ok? S'AWRIGHT!
Wheaton, Wil (0): Young actor, best known for his portrayal of The Boy, personification of galactic evil on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", though he got his break in the film "Stand By Me"
Wiesenthal, Simon(2): Jewish activist and Nazi hunter
Wilder, Billy(2): Hollywood writer, director, and producer, responsible for "The Apartment", "Some Like It Hot", "The Seven Year Itch", and "Sabrina" among dozens of others
Williams, Joe (0): "Big" Joe Williams: Blues guitarist who died in 1982; "Smokey" Joe Williams: Baseball player who died in 1946; "Councilor" Joe Williams: Current (and first African-American) Chairman of the Tulsa City Council; we're checking with the player who submitted this name to see whom she meant
Williams, Ted(4): Boston Red Sox batting legend
Wilson, Robert Anton (0): Old junkie beatnik author (it doesn't take a genius to pick 'em), futurist, and stand-up comic, co-author of "The Illuminatus! Trilogy", also notable for having rumors of his death flying around the Internet
Winfrey, Oprah(1): Violates conservation of mass
Wood, Ron(2): One of the Rolling Stones, originally known in the 60's as Rod Stewart's guitarist in the Faces
Woods, "Shakey" Jake(1): Flamboyant street guitarist/singer in Ann Arbor, MI, sometimes sells the very popular "I Brake for Jake" t-shirts and bumper stickers; favorite line: "On the move!" He was considered by the Ann Arbor City Council for exclusion by name from a city ordinance requiring a hefty fee for street peddlers; although they didn't actually do it, the mayor herself was amongst the private donors towards his fee
Wray, Fay(5): Actress best known for 1933's "King Kong"
Wyman, Bill (0): The fourth current member of the Rolling Stones, bass player rounding out the complete list (excepting only drummer Charlie Watts)
Yeltsin, Boris(9): Old drunk
Yoshizawa, Akira(1): Origami grand-master, President of Internanational Origami Centre, Japanese ambassador of art
Young, Robert (0) : Actor perhaps best known as TV's "Marcus Welby, MD"
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