Who's who?

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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