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Last Updated 10-21-2021

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Karen Vacak -- b.8/4/1940
Art Director
Misc: Production Designer

Brenda Vaccaro -- b.11/18/1939
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, NY
Misc: TV guest series & TV movies
TV Shows: Sara (1976), Paper Dolls, Midnight Cowboy, The Critic
Movie Titles: Cactus Flower, How Now Dow Jones, The Goodbye People

Tracy Vaccaro -- b.5/4/1962
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1983

Gertrude Elizabeth "Luna" Vachon -- b.1/12/1962 N.S. d.8/27/2010 N.S. (48)
Wrestler

Joseph Maurice Regis Vachon -- b.9/1/1929 d.11/21/2013 (84)
Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: aka Maurice Vachon or "Mad Dog" Vachon

Luna Vachon -- b.1/12/1962 N.S. d.8/27/2010 N.S. (48)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon

Paul "Butcher" Vachon -- b.5/14/1938 N.S.
Wrestler, Canadian

Rogie Vachon -- b.9/8/1945
NHL Goaltender, Canadian, French

Vivian Vachon -- b.1/23/1951 N.S. d.8/24/1991 N.S. (40)
Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Diane Vachon

Roger Vadim -- b.1/26/1928 d.2/11/2000 (72)
Writer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Movie Director, French
Names/Places: b. in Paris; LN:Plemiannikov; Jane Fonda's, Brigitte Bardot's, & Annette Stroyberg's ex-; Marie-Christine Barrault's hubby; wed 5x's
Movie Titles: Barbarella

Vanessa Vadim -- b.9/28/1968
Editor, Actress, Director, French
Names/Places: Jane Fonda's daughter

Vera Vague -- b.9/2/1906 N.S. d.9/14/1974 N.S. (68)
Radio Actress, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: RN:Barbara Jo Allen
Misc: dizzy-dame routine on radio & movies

Steve Vai -- b.6/6/1960
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake

Nicole Vaidisová -- b.4/23/1989
Tennis Player, West German

Daya Vaidya -- b.5/20/2012
Actress

Alfred Vail -- b.9/25/1807 d.1/18/1859 (51)
Inventor, Manufacturer
Names/Places: MN:Lewis
Misc: telegraph pioneer and an associate and financial backer of Samuel F.B. Morse in the experimentation that made the telegraph a commercial reality.

Theodore Newton Vail -- b.7/16/1845 d.4/16/1920 (74)
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: executive who twice headed the Bell Telephone Company at critical times and played a major role in establishing telephone services in the United States.

Tobi Vail -- b.7/20/1969
Music Figure
Group Names: Bikini Kill

Louis Joseph Vairo -- b.2/25/1945 N.S.
NHL Coach
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils

Aleksey Vakhonin -- b.3/10/1945 d.9/1/1993 N.S. (48)
Olympic Athlete, Weightlifter, Russian
Misc: bantam weight (Olympic-gold-1964)

Laura Val -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Holly Valance -- b.5/11/1983
Actress, Pop Singer, Australian
Song Titles: Kiss Kiss
Album Titles: Footprints
TV Shows: Neighbours
Movie Titles: Taken, DOA: Dead or Alive, Pledge This!

Olympia Valance -- b.1/7/1993 N.S.
Actress, Australian
TV Shows: Neighbours

Ricky Valance -- b.4/10/1939 N.S. d.6/12/2020 N.S. (81)
Adult-Pop Singer, Welsh (Wales)
Names/Places: RN: David Spencer
Misc: his song "Tell Laura I Love Her" was parodied by Billy Connolly later on. The BBC refused to play Ricky's hit.
Song Titles: Tell Laura I Love Her

Jonas Valančiūnas -- b.5/6/1992 N.S.
NBA Center, Lithuanian

Buddy Valastro -- b.3/3/1977 N.S.
Chef

Luis Valbuena -- b.11/30/1985 N.S. d.12/6/2018 N.S. (33)
MLB Infielder, Venezuelan

Giuseppe Valdengo -- b.5/24/1914 d.10/3/2007 (93)
Opera Baritone, Italian

Carlos Valderrama -- b.9/2/1961
Soccer Midfielder, Colombian
Names/Places: NN: El Pibe (The Kid)

Wilmer Valderrama -- b.1/30/1980
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Handy Manny (as Manny), That 70's Show (as Fez), Minority Report, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, NCIS (as Nick Torres)
Movie Titles: Fast Food Nation, Unaccompanied Minors

Carlos (Actor) Valdés -- b.4/20/1989 N.S.
Actor, Composer, Singer, Musician
Misc: stage: Jersey Boys, Once
TV Shows: Arrow (as Cisco Ramon), The Flash (as Cisco Ramon)

Carlos (Soccer) Valdés -- b.5/22/1985 N.S.
Soccer Player, Colombian

Marc Valdes -- b.12/20/1971
MLB Pitcher

Victor Valdés -- b.1/14/1982 N.S.
Soccer Goal Keeper, Spanish

William Valdés -- b.1/1/1994 N.S.
Actor, Cuban

Alyssa Valdez -- b.6/29/1993 N.S.
Volleyball Player, Phillipean

Carlos Valdez -- b.12/26/1971
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

Ismael Valdéz -- b.8/21/1973
MLB Pitcher, Mexican
Names/Places: NN: The Rocket; previously known as Ismael Valdes

Luis Valdez -- b.6/26/1940
Writer, Playwright, Actor, Movie Director

Sigrid Valdis -- b.9/21/1935 d.10/14/2007 (72)
Actress
Names/Places: RN:Patricia Annette Olson; Bob Crane's widow
TV Shows: Hogan's Heroes (as Hilda)

Angélica Vale -- b.11/11/1975 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer, Mexican

Jerry Vale -- b.7/8/1930 d.5/18/2014 (83)
Adult-Pop Singer, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: RN:Genero Louis Vitaliano
Misc: some say b. 1932

Michael "Mike" Vale -- b.7/17/1949 N.S.
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Tommy James & the Shondells

Nancy Valen -- b.12/14/1965
Actress, Producer, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
TV Shows: Hull High (as Donna Breedlove), Baywatch (as Captain Samantha "Sam" Thomas)
Movie Titles: Loverboy, The Heavenly Kid, Porky's Revenge

Antonio Valencia -- b.8/4/1985 N.S.
Soccer Player, Ecuadorian

Enner Valencia -- b.4/11/1989 N.S.
Soccer Player, Ecuadorian

Ritchie Valens -- b.5/13/1941 d.2/3/1959 (17)
Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rockabilly Singer
Names/Places: b. in Pacoima, Ca.; RN:Richard Steven Valenzuela
Misc: "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied his hit into "Lasagna"
Song Titles: La Bamba

Nick Valensi -- b.1/16/1981
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Strokes

Caterina Valente -- b.1/14/1931
Actress, Dancer, Singer, Guitarist, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Paris

Dino Valenti -- b.10/7/1943 d.11/16/1994 (51)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Chester Powers
Group Names: Quicksilver Messenger Service

Jack Valenti -- b.9/5/1921 d.4/26/2007 (85)
Film Executive
Names/Places: b. in Houston, Texas
Misc: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and Motion Picutres Association President

Jessica Valenti -- b.11/1/1978 N.S.
Author, Feminist, Internet Website Blogger
Misc: founder of Feministing

John Valentin -- b.2/18/1967
MLB Player

José Valentín -- b.10/12/1969
MLB Shortstop, Puerto Rican

Valentina -- b.5/1/1899 d.9/14/1989 (90)
Fashion Designer, American, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee
Misc: some sources give b. 1904

Anthony Valentine -- b.8/17/1939 N.S. d.12/2/2015 N.S. (76)
Actor, English
TV Shows: Masada

Bobby Valentine -- b.5/13/1950
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN: Bobby V

Brooke Valentine -- b.10/5/1985
Rhythm and Blues Singer

Darnell Valentine -- b.2/3/1959
NBA Guard

Dickie Valentine -- b.11/4/1929 d.5/6/1971 (41)
Movie Actor, Pop Singer, English

Ellis Valentine -- b.7/30/1954 N.S.
MLB Right Fielder
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos

Eric Valentine -- b.??/??/????
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: T-Ride

Gary (Actor) Valentine -- b.11/22/1961
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: King of Queens (as Danny Hefferman), Kevin Can Wait (as Kyle Gable)
Movie Titles: Here Comes to Boom, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Gary (New Wave) Valentine -- b.12/24/1955
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Blondie

Hilton Valentine -- b.5/21/1943 N.S. d.1/29/2021 N.S. (77)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Group Names: The Animals

James Valentine -- b.10/5/1978
Pop Performer
Group Names: Maroon 5

Johnny Valentine -- b.9/22/1928 d.4/24/2001 (72)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:John Theodore Wisniski
Misc: wrestling career spanned almost three decades

Karen Valentine -- b.5/25/1947
TV/Movie Actress, Variety Show Hostess
Names/Places: b. in Santa Rosa, CA
TV Shows: Love American Style, Room 222 (as Alice Johnson), Karen (star), Our Time
Movie Titles: Gidget Grows Up, The Girl Who Came Gift Wrapped, Coffee Tea or Me?

Kathy Valentine -- b.1/7/1959 N.S.
Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: The Go-Gos, soloist

Kevin Valentine -- b.??/??/????
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Cinderella

Kid Thomas Valentine -- b.2/3/1896 d.6/18/1987 (91)
Jazz Performer

Scott Valentine -- b.6/3/1958
Actor
TV Shows: Phantom 2040 (as Kit Walker Jr./ 24th Phantom), Family Ties (as Nick Moore), Black Scorpion (as Det. Steve Rafferty)
Movie Titles: My Demon Lover, To Sleep with a Vampire, Carnosaur 3: Primal Species

Steve Valentine -- b.10/26/1966
Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress, Scottish
TV Shows: Crossing Jordan (as Dr. Nigel Townsend)
Movie Titles: A Christmas Carol, Spider-Man 3
Video Games: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Tony Valentine -- b.5/24/1941
Guitarist
Group Names: Standells

Trevin Valentine -- b.5/10/1987
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Kim & Scott's son

Valentino -- b.5/11/1932
Fashion Designer, Italian
Names/Places: LN:Garavani
Misc: Jackie O's

Bobby Valentino -- b.2/27/1980 N.S.
Songwriter, Violinist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Bobby V; RN: Bobby Wilson
Group Names: Mista

Bobby Valentino -- b.6/22/1954
Actor, Songwriter, Violinist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RN: Robert James Beckingham
Group Names: Fabulous Poodles, Hank Wangford, Los Pistoleros, The Bluebells

Marion Valentino -- b.8/23/1955
Singer, Guitarist, British

Mark Valentino -- b.3/12/1942
Singer
Names/Places: RN:Anthony Busillo

Rudolph Valentino -- b.5/6/1895 d.8/23/1926 (31)
Movie Actor, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Castellaneta; RN:Rudolpho Alfonzo Rafaello Pietro Filiberto Guglieimi Di Valentino d'Antonguolla; d. in New York

Sal Valentino -- b.9/8/1942
Songwriter, Musician, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Beau Brimmels (lead)

Victoria Valentino -- b.12/13/1942 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1963

Tasia Valenza -- b.4/5/1967 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Misc: primarily a cartoon and video game actress since 1996
TV Shows: All My Children, The Heights (as Jodie Abramowitz), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (series), Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Resistance
Movie Titles: Sometimes They Come Back
Video Games: Star Wars (series), Batman (series), Infinite Crisis (series), World of Warcraft (series), The Evil Within, Wildstar, Elder Scrolls Online, Marvel (series), Saints Row (series), Dissidia (series), Spider-Man 3

Fernando Valenzuela -- b.11/1/1960
MLB Pitcher, Mexican
Misc: NL Cy Young Award winner in 1981, 6x All-Star, Gold Glove, 2x Silver Slugger; in the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres

Jesse Valenzuela -- b.5/22/1962
Musician, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: Gin Blossoms, The Low Watts

Pat Valenzuela -- b.10/17/1962
Jockey

Julio Valera -- b.10/13/1968
MLB Pitcher, Puerto Rican

Valeria -- b.9/11/????
XXX-rated actress

Gynege Valéria -- b.4/3/1933 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

Richard Valeriani -- b.8/29/1932 N.S. d.6/18/2018 N.S. (85)
Newscaster, Journalist

Joan Valerie -- b.7/15/1911 d.1/30/1983 (71)
Actress

Joe Valerio -- b.2/11/1969
NFL Linebacker

Paul Valery -- b.10/20/1871 O.S. or 10/30/1871 N.S. d.7/20/1945
Essayist, Poet, Critic, Philosopher, French

Johnny Valiant -- b.11/25/1946 N.S. d.4/4/2018 N.S. (71)
Wrestler, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: RN: John L. Sullivan, born Thomas Sullivan

Valjean -- b.11/19/1934 d.2/10/2003 (68)
Pianist
Names/Places: LN:Jones
Song Titles: Theme from Ben Casey

Garry Valk -- b.11/27/1967
NHL Player, Canadian

Marcela Valladolid -- b.7/19/1978
Author, Cookbook Writer, Chef
TV Shows: Mexican Made Easy, The Kitchen

Dave Valle -- b.10/30/1960
Sports Commentator, Baseball Announcer, MLB Catcher

Rudy Vallee -- b.7/28/1901 d.7/3/1986 (85)
Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Composer, Music Publisher, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Bandleader, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in Island Pond, VT; RN:Hubert Prior Rudy Vallee; d. while watching the Statue of Liberty Centennial ceremonies
Misc: famous of the 1920-30s
TV Shows: Batman (as Evil Lord Phogg)

James Vallely -- b.8/30/1954
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Tannis's father
Misc: half of The Funny Boys with Jonathan Schmock
TV Shows: Double Trouble (as Charles Kincaid), Arrested Development (producer), My Wife and Kids (producer), Two and a Half Men (producer), The Golden Girls (producer)

Tannis Vallely -- b.12/28/1975
Actress, Casting Department
Names/Places: James's daughter
TV Shows: Head of the Class (as prodigy Janice Lazorotto)
Movie Titles: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, War of the Worlds, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Alwina Valleria -- b.10/12/1848 d.2/17/1925 (76)
Opera Soprano

Amber Valletta -- b.2/9/1974 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Blood and Oil, Revenge
Movie Titles: Gamer, Hitch, Dead Silence, Transporter 2

Jim Valley -- b.3/13/1943
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Paul Revere & the Raiders

Mark Valley -- b.12/24/1964
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Boston Legal (as Brad Chase), Human Target, Famous in Love
Movie Titles: The Siege, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Paul Michael Valley -- b.9/24/1966
Actor
Movie Titles: My Best Friend's Wife, On Music Row

Alida Valli -- b.5/31/1921 d.4/22/2006 (84)
Movie Actress, Irish
Names/Places: RMLN:Maria Altenburger

Frankie Valli -- b.5/3/1934
Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ; RN:Frank Castellaccio;
Group Names: The Four Seasons (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Who Loves You, December 1963 (Oh What a Night) (previous titles as part of The Four Seasons), Can't Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Swearin' to God, Grease

June Valli -- b.6/30/1928 d.3/12/1993 (64)
Commercial Actress, Pop Singer
Misc: Chiquita Banana voicist
TV Shows: Your Hit Parade (mid 1950s)

Romolo Valli -- b.2/7/1925 d.2/1/1980 (54)
Actor, Italian

Virginia Valli -- b.6/10/1898 d.9/24/1968 (70)
Movie/Stage Actress

Raf Vallone -- b.2/17/1916 d.10/31/2002 (86)
Actor, Italian
Movie Titles: El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon

Elmer Valo -- b.3/5/1921 d.7/19/1998 (77)
MLB Player

Ross Valory -- b.2/2/1949
Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Journey, Steve Miller Band

Rubén Valtierra -- b.12/26/1964
Keyboardist, Novelty Musician
Group Names: Weird Al Yankovic (studio keyboardist)

Jim Valvano -- b.3/10/1946 d.4/28/1993 (47)
Sportscaster, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: North Carolina State

Rawley Valverde -- b.1/1/1966
Actor, Producer
Misc: PRON:Val-VARE-day
Movie Titles: Made in America

Árminius Vámbéry -- b.3/19/1832 d.9/15/1913 (81)
Explorer, Traveler, Hungarian

Billy B. Van -- b.8/3/1870 N.S. d.11/16/1950 N.S. (80)
Actor, Vaudevillan

Bobby Van -- b.12/6/1930 d.7/31/1980 (49)
Actor, Game Show Host, Panelist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: RN:Robert van Stein then King; Elaine Joyce's hubby
Misc: some say b. 1932
TV Shows: The Fun Factor, Showoffs

Gus Van -- b.8/12/1887 d.3/12/1968 (80)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Misc: with Joe Schenck

Drew Van Acker -- b.4/2/1986 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Training Day, The Lake, Pretty Little Loars, Devious Maids

James Van Alen -- b.9/19/1902 d.7/3/1991 (88)
Tennis Player
Misc: created Simplified Scoring System for tennis

James Alfred Van Allen -- b.9/7/1914 d.8/9/2006 (91)
Physicist
Misc: rocket developer; discovered Van Allen radiation belts

Shaun Van Allen -- b.8/29/1967
NHL Player, Canadian

Chris Van Allsburg -- b.6/18/1949
Illustrator, Children's Author
Book Titles: Jumanji, The Polar Express, Zathura

Franziska van Almsick -- b.4/5/1978 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German

Egbert Van Alstyne -- b.3/4/1878 d.7/9/1951 (73)
Composer, Musician

Joan Van Ark -- b.6/16/1943
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; was named after Joan of Arc
TV Shows: Temperature's Rising, Dallas (as Valene Ewing), Knots Landing (as Valene Ewing Gibson Waleska Ewing), Spiderwoman (cartoon voice)
Movie Titles: Frogs

Dick Van Arsdale -- b.2/22/1943
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: Tom's twin
Sports Teams: New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns

Tom Van Arsdale -- b.2/22/1943
NBA Player
Names/Places: Dick's Twin
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons, Cincinatti Royals/Kansas City-Omaha Kings, Philadephia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns

Marco Van Basten -- b.10/31/1964 N.S.
Soccer Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

Casey Van Beek -- b.12/1/1942
Country Musician
Group Names: The Tractors

Ludwig van Beethoven -- b.12/16/1770 N.S. d.3/26/1827 N.S. (56)
Composer, German
Names/Places: b. in Bonn; d. in Vienna
Misc: classic orchestras; some say b. Dec 17

John Charles "Jack" Van Berg -- b.6/7/1936 N.S. d.12/27/2017 N.S. (81)
Horse Trainer

Amandee Van Beuren -- b.??/??/1879 d.??/??/1937
Comic Strip Cartoonist

John "Beezer" Vanbiesbrouck -- b.9/4/1963 N.S.
NHL Goaltender, American
Misc: Hockey executive
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils

John Van Boxmeer -- b.11/20/1952
NHL Player, Hockey Coach, Canadian

Karin Van Breeschooten -- b.11/15/1970
Playmate, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Marijam's twin
Misc: September 1989

Mirjam Van Breeschooten -- b.11/15/1970
Playmate, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Karin's twin
Misc: September 1989

Norm van Brocklin -- b.3/15/1926 d.5/2/1983 (57)
NFL Coach, NFL Punter, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Eagle Butte, MT; NN: The Dutchman
Misc: passed for a game record 554 yds in 1951; MVP 1960; 9x Pro Bowl selection; in the Eagles, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (player 1949-1957), Philadelphia Eagles (player 1958-1960), Minnesota Vikings (first coach 1961-1966), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1968-1974)

Walter van Brunt -- b.4/22/1892 d.4/11/1971 (78)
Stage Actor, Tenor

Abigail van Buren -- b.7/4/1918 d.1/16/2013 (94)
Jewish, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Sioux City; RN:Mrs. Morton Phillips or Pauline Esther Phillips or LN:Friedman; Ann Landers' twin sis; aka Dear Abby

Hannah Hoes van Buren -- b.3/8/1783 d.2/5/1819 (35)
First Lady
Names/Places: Martin's wife

Martin van Buren -- b.12/5/1782 d.7/24/1862 (79)
President/Vice President, Senator, Governor
Names/Places: b. in Kinderhook, NY, d. in Kinderhook, NY
Misc: the 8th U.S. Vice President and the 8th U.S. President (1837-41); the first native-born U.S. president; one of the founders of the Democratic Party. He was known as the "Little Magician" because of his reputed cunning and skill as a politician

Steve van Buren -- b.12/28/1920 d.8/23/2012 (91)
NFL Runningback
Misc: led Philadelphia to 2 NFL titles (1948-49); league's top rusher 4 times.
Sports Teams: The Philadelphia Eagles (1944-1951)

Armin Van Buuren -- b.12/25/1976 N.S.
Music Producer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: notable DJ who produces trance music
Song Titles: This is What It Feels Like

Emily Van Camp -- b.5/12/1986
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Everwood (as Amy Nicole Abbott), Revenge (as Emily Thorne)
Movie Titles: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Ring Two

Bronwyn Golden Vance -- b.1/27/2006
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Angela Bassett and Courtney's daughter

Cindy Vance -- b.1/13/1955
Artist, Writer, Editor

Clarence "Dazzy" Vance -- b.3/4/1891 d.2/16/1961 (69)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 3x NL ERA Winner, 7x NL strikeout leader; NL League Award Winner 1924
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1915), New York Yankees (1915, 1918), Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers (1922-1932), St. Louis Cardinals (1933), Cincinnati Reds (1934), St. Louis Cardinals (1934), Brooklyn Dodgers (1935)

Courtney B. Vance -- b.3/12/1960
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Law and Order Criminal Intent (as ADA Ron Carver), American Crime Story, Flashforward
Movie Titles: The Hunt for Red October, 12 Angry Men, Terminator Genisys

Cyrus R. Vance -- b.3/27/1917 d.1/12/2002 (84)
Presidential Aide
Misc: Secretary of state

Danitra Vance -- b.7/13/1959 N.S. d.8/21/1994 N.S. (35)
Comedienne
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1985-86)

Dick Vance -- b.11/28/1915 d.7/1/1985 (69)
Jazz Performer

Jack Vance -- b.8/28/1916 d.5/26/2013 (96)
Author

Kenny Vance -- b.12/9/1943
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer
Group Names: Jay & the Americans

Slater Josiah Vance -- b.1/27/2006
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Angela Bassett and Courtney's son

Vivian Vance -- b.7/26/1912 d.8/17/1979 (67)
TV/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Cherryville, KS
Misc: some say b. 1907, 11, or 13
TV Shows: I Love Lucy (as Ethel Mertz), The Lucy Show (as Vivian Bagley)

Lee Van Cleef -- b.1/9/1925 d.12/16/1989 (64)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Somerville, NJ
Misc: 1950-60s TV western supporting actor; d. Dec 14?

Philip Van Cortlandt -- b.9/1/1749 d.11/5/1831 (82)
Revolutionary

Stephanus Van Cortlandt -- b.5/7/1643 J-LD d.11/25/1700 J-LD (57)
Mayor, Merchant

George Vancouver -- b.6/22/1757 d.5/10/1798 (40)
Author, Explorer, Navigator, British
Misc: surveyed Pacific coast from S.F. to Vancouver

Nichole Van Croft -- b.11/5/1973
Playmate
Misc: October 2000

Sheila Vand -- b.4/27/1985 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: 24: Legacy
Movie Titles: Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, Argo, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Harry Vanda -- b.3/22/1946
Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Australian
Names/Places: RN:Harry Vandanberg
Group Names: The Easybeats
Song Titles: Friday On My Mind

Rob Van Dam -- b.12/18/1970 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Robbie V or RVD

Art Van Damme -- b.4/9/1920 d.2/15/2010 (89)
Accordionist, Jazz Musician

Ivo Van Damme -- b.2/21/1954 d.12/29/1976 N.S. (22)
Olympic Athlete, Belgiumese
Misc: 800/1500m dash (Olympic-silver-1976)

Jean-Claude Van Damme -- b.10/18/1960
Movie Actor, Karate, Kickboxer, Belgiumese
Movie Titles: Timecop, Kickboxer, Cyborg, Bloodsport, The Expendables 2, Universal Soldier, Double Impact, Hard Target, Nowhere to Run, Predator II, Timecop, Sudden Death

Nicolas Van Damme -- b.10/10/1995
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Darcy LaPier & Jean-Claude's son

David Van Day -- b.11/28/1958
Singer, English
Group Names: Dollar

Lionel Van Deerlin -- b.7/25/1914 d.5/17/2008 (93)
Congressperson

Dr. Robert Van De Graaff -- b.12/20/1901 d.1/16/1967 (65)
Inventor, Physicist
Misc: built a high-voltage electrostatic energy generator

Alexander A. Vandegrift -- b.3/13/1887 d.5/8/1973 (86)
Naval Officer

Hendrik Christoffel Van De Hulst -- b.11/19/1918 d.7/31/2000 (81)
Astronomer, Mathematician, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: predicted theoretically the 21-centimetre radio waves produced by interstellar hydrogen atoms. His calculations later proved valuable in mapping the Milky Way Galaxy and were the basis for radio astronomy during its early development.

Adrian Vandenberg -- b.1/31/1959
Songwriter, Singer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Group Names: Vandenberg, Whitesnake

Arthur H. Vandenberg -- b.3/22/1884 d.4/18/1951 (67)
Senator

Arthur Vandenberg Jr. -- b.6/30/1907 d.1/18/1968 (60)
Presidential Aide, Government Official

Sarah Vandenbergh -- b.10/9/1972
Actress, Australian
TV Shows: Hollyoaks, Neighbours
Movie Titles: Inbetweeners

Lex Van Den Berghe -- b.6/18/1963
Reality TV Star
TV Shows: Survivor (2001-2004)

Terri Vandenbosch -- b.12/9/1962 d.3/9/2009 (46)
Actress

Charles Joseph Van Depoele -- b.4/27/1846 d.3/18/1892 (45)
Scientist, Inventor, Belgiumese
Misc: over 250 patents including the electric railway

Brian Vander Ark -- b.6/19/1964
Songwriter, Singer/Musician
Group Names: The Verve Pipe

Emilia Van Der Beek -- b.3/23/2016 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Kimberly and James' daughter

James Van Der Beek -- b.3/8/1977
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Dawson's Creek (as Dawson Leery), Don't Trust The B----in Apartment 23 (as himself), The Rules of Attraction, How I Met Your Mother (as Simon Tremblay), CSI: Cyber (as Elijah Mundo)
Movie Titles: Varsity Blues, Castle in the Sky

Matt Vanderbeek -- b.8/16/1967
NFL Player

Alfred G. Vanderbilt -- b.9/22/1912 d.11/12/1999 (87)
Sports Figure
Misc: thoroughbred horse owner (Native Dancer)

Amy Vanderbilt -- b.7/22/1908 d.12/27/1974 (66)
Author
Misc: Etiquette authority

Cornelius Vanderbilt -- b.5/27/1794 d.1/4/1877 (82)
Financier
Misc: started the Staten Island Ferry; steamship & railroad empires; acquired a personal fortune of over $100,000,000

Cornelius Vanderbilt II -- b.11/27/1843 d.9/12/1899 (55)
Financier
Names/Places: son of William, grandson of Cornelius, grandfather of Gloria; great grandfather of Anderson Cooper

Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. -- b.4/30/1898 d.7/7/1974 (76)
Writer
Misc: newspaperman

Gloria Vanderbilt -- b.2/20/1924 N.S. d.6/17/2019 N.S. (95)
Fashion Designer, Poet, Socialite, Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: designer jeans pioneer

Harold S. Vanderbilt -- b.7/6/1884 d.7/4/1970 (85)
Sailor, Businessperson, Yachtsperson
Misc: Invented Contact Bridge; owner and skipper who successfully defended the America's Cup 3 consecutive times (1930, 1934, and 1937).

William Vanderbilt -- b.11/24/1901 d.4/14/1981 (79)
Politician, Governor

William Henry Vanderbilt -- b.5/8/1821 d.12/8/1885 (64)
Philanthropist
Misc: railroad magnate who nearly doubled the Vanderbilt family fortune established and in large part bequeathed to him by his father, Cornelius; father of Cornelius II.

Skip Vanderbundt -- b.12/4/1946
NFL Linebacker

Helen Vanderburg -- b.1/12/1959 N.S.
Swimmer, Canadian

Valerie van der Graaf -- b.2/12/1992 N.S.
Playmate, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: August 2016 Playmate

Mike Vanderjagt -- b.3/24/1970
NFL Kicker

Pierre van der Linden -- b.2/19/1946
Jazz Drummer, Rock & Roll Drummer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Group Names: Focus

Mark Vanderloo -- b.4/24/1968
Model, Dutch (Netherlands)

Cornelis van der Lugt Melsert -- b.7/4/1882 d.8/16/1969 (87)
Actor, Director, Dutch (Netherlands)

John Vanderlyn -- b.10/15/1776 d.9/23/1852 (75)
Artist

Jan Van Der Meer -- b.10/22/1628 d.??/??/1691
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)

Lilly Van Der Meer -- b.9/12/1999 N.S.
Actress, Australian
TV Shows: Neighbours

Simon Van der Meer -- b.11/24/1925 d.3/4/2011 (85)
Physicist, Dutch (Netherlands)

Yasmin van der Meer -- b.11/25/1990
Misc: 15,000,000th Netherlander

Noël Vandernotte -- b.12/25/1923 N.S. d.6/18/2020 N.S. (96)
Rower, Olympic Athlete, French
Misc: cox (Olympic-bronze-1936)

Anneliese Van Der Pol -- b.9/23/1984 N.S.
Actress, Dutch (Netherlands)
Movie Titles: Vampires Suck, Bratz

Sir Laurens Van Der Post -- b.12/13/1906 d.12/16/1996 (90)
Author, South African

Jean Vander Pyl -- b.10/11/1919 d.4/10/1999 (79)
TV/Movie/Radio Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Michael O'Meara's mom
TV Shows: The Flintstones (as Wilma Flintstone and baby Pebbles), The Jetson (as Rosie the Robot and Mrs. Spaceley), Top Cat (as Fifi), Winsome Witch, Hillbilly Bears (as Maw Rugg), Magilla Gorilla Show (as Little Ogee), Where's Huddles (as Marge Huddles), Inch High Private Eye (as Mrs. Finkerton)

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe -- b.3/27/1886 N.S. d.8/17/1969 N.S. (83)
Architect, German

Edwin Van Der Sar -- b.10/29/1970 N.S.
Soccer Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

Jack Van Der Veen -- b.4/??/1961
Bicyclist

Tara VanDerveer -- b.6/25/1953 N.S.
College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Albany (player 1971-1972), Indiana (player 1972-1975), Idaho (coach 1978-1980), Ohio State (coach 1980-1985), Stanford (coach 1985-1995), U.S. Olympic Team (coach 1995-1996), Stanford University (1996-present as of 2016)

Laura Vandervoort -- b.9/22/1984 N.S.
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Bitten (as Elena Michaels), Instant Star
Movie Titles: Ted, This Means War

Grace Vanderwaal -- b.1/15/2004 N.S.
Songwriter, Singer
TV Shows: America's Got Talent

Johannes Van Der Waals -- b.11/23/1837 d.3/8/1923 (85)
Physicist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: research on the gaseous and liquid states of matter. His work made the study of temperatures near absolute zero possible.

Frederique Van Der Wal -- b.8/30/1967
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Model, Dutch (Netherlands)

John Vander Wal -- b.4/29/1966
MLB Player

Klasseje Van Der Wal -- b.12/1/1948 d.2/13/2018 N.S. (69)
Bassist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Group Names: Shocking Blue

Bart Van Der Zeeluw -- b.9/11/1968
Musician
Group Names: K's Chioce

Willis Van Devanter -- b.4/17/1859 d.2/8/1941 (81)
Supreme Court Justice

Willem Van de Velde -- b.12/18/1633 d.4/6/1707 (73)
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)

Trish Van Devere -- b.3/9/1941
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Tenafly, NJ; George C. Scott's wife
Misc: some say b. 1943 or 1945
Movie Titles: The Changeling, The Day of the Dolphin, Movie Movie

Albert Joseph "Al" Vande Weghe -- b.7/28/1916 N.S. d.8/13/2002 N.S. (86)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Coco Vandeweghe -- b.12/6/1991 N.S.
Tennis Player

Kiki Vandeweghe -- b.8/1/1958
NBA Executive, NBA Player, German

Casper Van Dien -- b.12/18/1968
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Griffin Stone), Titans (as Chandler Williams), Mortal Kombat, Con Man
Movie Titles: Tarzan and the Lost City, Revenge of the Nerds, Starship Troopers (satire), Sleepy Hollow

Maya Van Dien -- b.9/20/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Catherine Oxenberg and Casper's daughter

Robert Mitchum Van Dien -- b.9/23/1993
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Carrie Mitchum & Casper's son

Virgil Van Dijk -- b.7/8/1991 N.S.
Soccer Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

S. S. Van Dine -- b.10/15/1888 d.4/11/1939 (50)
Author
Book Titles: Philo Vance (detective creator)

Robert P. "Fuzzy" Vandivier -- b.12/26/1903 d.7/30/1983 (79)
College Basketball Player
Misc: was a well-known high school and collegiate basketball player during the 1920s.

Carl C. Van Doren -- b.9/10/1885 d.7/18/1950 (64)
Author, Critic, Biographer, Educator
Names/Places: MN:Clinton

Charles Van Doren -- b.2/12/1926 N.S. d.4/9/2019 N.S. (93)
Writer, Editor
Misc: subject of U.S. TV quiz show scandals

Mamie Van Doren -- b.2/6/1933 N.S.
Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Rowena, SD; RN:Joan Lucille Olander
Misc: some say b. 1931
Movie Titles: Teacher's Pet, Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters, Girls Town

Mark van Doren -- b.6/13/1894 d.12/10/1972 (78)
Author
Book Titles: The Happy Critic

Luther Vandross -- b.4/20/1951 d.7/1/2005 (54)
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: MN:Ronzoni
Misc: was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists; he also wrote commercial jingles
Song Titles: Never Too Much, Bad Boy/Having a Party, Superstar (medley), Give Me the Reason, Stop to Love, Power of Love/Love Power, The Best Things in Life Are Free (with Janet Jackson, BBD, and Ralph Tresvant)
Album Titles: Never Too Much, "Forever, For Always, For Love", Busy Body, The Night I Fell in Love, Give Me the Reason, Any Love, Power of Love, Never Let Me Go, Songs, Your Secret Love, I Know, Luther Vandross, Dance with My Father
Movie Titles: The Goonies (soundtrack), The Heat (soundtrack)
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto IV (soundtrack)

John W. Van Druten -- b.6/1/1901 d.12/19/1957 (56)
Dramatist/Playwright, Attorney/Lawyer, British

Granville Van Dusen -- b.3/16/1944
Actor

Henry Van Dusen -- b.12/11/1897 d.??/??/1975
Clergyman

Mona Van Duyn -- b.5/9/1921 d.12/2/2004 (83)
Poet
Misc: America's first woman poet laureate

Sir Anthony Van Dyck -- b.3/22/1599 N.S. d.12/9/1641 N.S. (42)
Painter, Belgiumese

Barry Van Dyke -- b.7/31/1951 N.S.
Actor, Director
Names/Places: Dick's son
TV Shows: Murder 101, The Harvey Korman Show, Battlestar Galactica (as Lt. Dillon), The Redd Foxx Show, Airwolf (as St. John Hawke), Diagnosis Murder (as Lt. Steve Sloan)
Movie Titles: 6 Guns, Mr. Mom

Dick Van Dyke -- b.12/13/1925
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in West Plains, Mo.
TV Shows: Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Pantotime Quiz, The Dick Van Dyke Show (as Rob Petrie), New Dick Van Dyke Show (as Dick Preston), Carol Burnett Show, Van Dyke & Company, Diagnosis Murder (as Dr. Mark Sloan)

Earl Van Dyke -- b.7/8/1930 N.S. d.9/18/1992 N.S. (62)
Soul Musician

Hazel Van Dyke -- b.10/6/1896 d.9/27/1992 (95)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Dick & Jerry's mom

Henry Van Dyke -- b.11/10/1852 d.4/10/1933 (80)
Essayist, Short Story Writer, Poet

Jerry Van Dyke -- b.7/27/1931 d.1/5/2018 N.S. (86)
Actor, Comedian, Banjoist
Names/Places: b. in Danville, IL; Dick's brother
Misc: some say b. 1932; he turned down the lead role of Gilligan for Gilligan's Island
TV Shows: My Mother the Car (as Dave Crabtree), Accidental Family, 13 Queens Blvd, Coach (as Luther Van Dam)

Leroy Van Dyke -- b.10/4/1929
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Springfort, MO
Song Titles: The Auctioneer (fast-talking novelty tune)
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee

Phillip Van Dyke -- b.6/13/1984
Actor, Stuntman
Movie Titles: Halloweentown (series)

W. S. Van Dyke -- b.3/21/1889 d.2/5/1943 (53)
Movie Actor, Movie Director

William Van Dyke -- b.10/18/1946
Songwriter, Singer

Amy Van Dyken -- b.2/15/1973 N.S.
Radio Talk Show Hostess, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Amy Deloris Van Dyken-Rouen
Misc: 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Oly-2, g-96)

Sir John Robert Vane -- b.3/29/1927 d.11/19/2004 (77)
Scientist, English

Nick Van Eede -- b.6/14/1959
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, English
Group Names: Cutting Crew

Charles Vanel -- b.8/21/1892 d.4/15/1989 (96)
Actor, French

Charles Van Eman -- b.5/26/1957
Actor
TV Shows: The Colbys (as Sean McAllister)
Movie Titles: Unstoppable, The Joneses

Fred Van Eps -- b.12/30/1878 d.11/22/1960 (81)
Banjoist
Names/Places: George's father

George Van Eps -- b.8/7/1913 d.11/29/1998 (85)
Guitarist
Names/Places: Fred's son

Jessica Vanessa -- b.4/13/1992 N.S.
Actress

Vanessa-Mae -- b.10/27/1978
Violinist, Country Singer, Singaporian
Names/Places: LN:Vanakorn Nicholson

Heather Van Every -- b.9/9/1951 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: July 1971

Nick Van Exel -- b.11/27/1971
NBA Coach, NBA Player

Jan Van Eyck -- b.??/??/1380 d.7/9/1441
Painter
Misc: Flemish artist who was famous for his painting of the altarpiece in the cathedral in Ghen

Peter Van Eyck -- b.7/16/1913 d.7/15/1969 (56)
Actor, German

Iet Van Feggelen -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, Dutch (Netherlands)

James Van Fleet -- b.3/19/1892 d.9/23/1992 (100)
General
Misc: WWI & WWII

Jo Van Fleet -- b.12/29/1915 N.S. d.6/10/1996 N.S. (80)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Oakland, Calif.
Movie Titles: Cool Hand Luke, East of Eden, The Tenant, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Louis van Gaal -- b.8/8/1951 N.S.
Soccer Coach, Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, Dutch (Netherlands)

Vangelis -- b.3/29/1943
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Synthesizer, Greek
Names/Places: RN:Evangelos Papathanassiou
Misc: composed the Chariots of Fire & Cosmos (Heaven and Hell) themes; some say b. in June 15 1947

Michael Van Gerwen -- b.4/25/1989 N.S.
Dart Thrower, Dutch (Netherlands)

Theo Van Gogh -- b.7/23/1957 d.11/2/2004 (47)
Author, Columnist, Actor, Movie Producer, Movie Director, Nepal

Vincent van Gogh -- b.3/30/1853 d.7/29/1890 (37)
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: d. suicide in Auvers, France
Misc: powerful use of color

Jan Van Goyen -- b.1/13/1596 d.4/27/1656 (60)
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)

Kirsten Vangsness -- b.7/7/1972
Writer, Actress
TV Shows: Criminal Minds (as Penelope Garcia, also on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior)

Jeff Van Gundy -- b.1/19/1962 N.S.
Sports Analyst, Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (coach), Houston Rockets (coach)

Stan Van Gundy -- b.8/26/1959
NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach

André Van Gyseghem -- b.8/18/1906 d.10/13/1979 (73)
Actor, English

Alex Van Halen -- b.5/8/1953
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Drummer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Eddie's brother
Misc: some say June 8, 1950, or 1955
Group Names: Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen -- b.1/26/1955 N.S. d.10/6/2020 N.S. (65)
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, Heavy Metal Keybordist, Golfer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Alex's brother, Valerie Bertinelli's ex-
Misc: some say b. 1957 but Eddie sez he was turning 42 in 1997, making him born in 1955
Group Names: Van Halen (lead guitarist)
Song Titles: You Really Got Me, Dance the Night Away, Oh Pretty Woman, Dancing in the Street, Jump, I'll Wait, Panama, Why Can't This Be Love, Love Walks In, Black and Blue, When It's Love, Finish What Ya Started, Poundcake, Runaround, Top of the World, The Dream is Over, Won't Get Fooled Again, Don't Tell Me What Love Can Do, Can't Stop Lovin' You, Amsterdam, Humans Being, Me Wise Magic, Without You, Fire in the Hole, It's About Time, Tattoo
Album Titles: Van Halen (1978), Van Halen II (1979), Women and Children First (1980), Fair Warning (1981), Diver Down (1982), 1984 (1984), 5150 (1986), OU812 (1988), For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991), Balance (1995), Van Halen III (1998), A Different Kind of Truth (2012)
Video Titles: Live Without a Net, Video Hits Volume 1, Live: Right Here Right Now

Eric Van Halen -- b.10/6/1989
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Alex's son; MN:Alexander; or RN:Aric???

Jan Van Halen -- b.1/18/1920 d.12/9/1986 (66)
Roman Catholic, Pianist, Saxophonist, Bandleader, Jazz Clarinetist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Eddie & Alex's father (missed his future grandson Wolfie by five years)
Song Titles: Big Bad Bill (is Sweet William Now, on the Van Halen album "Diver Down")

Wolfgang William Van Halen -- b.3/16/1991 N.S.
Video Game Voice Actor, Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Names/Places: Valerie Bertinelli & Eddie's son (named after Mozart & already imitating daddy's guitar riffs at 6 mos!)
Group Names: Van Halen (bassist), soloist, Mammoth WVH
TV Shows: Valerie's Home Cooking (occasional guest)
Video Games: Guitar Hero: Van Halen

Martine van Hammel -- b.11/16/1945
Teacher, Director, Choreographer, Ballerina, Belgiumese, Dutch (Netherlands)

Jan van Helmont -- b.1/12/1580 d.12/30/1644 (64)
Chemist, Physician, Physiologist, Belgiumese
Misc: some say b. in 1579

Jimmy Van Heusen -- b.1/26/1913 d.2/7/1990 (77)
Composer, Songwriter
Names/Places: b. in Syracuse, NY; NN:James; RN:Edward Chester Babcock
Misc: d. Feb 6?
Song Titles: Tin Pan Alley, Love & Marriage, High Hopes, Swinging on a Star

Joan Van Heusen -- b.4/14/1869 d.??/??/????
Fashion Designer

Brian Van Holt -- b.7/6/1969
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Cougar Town (as Bobby Cobb)
Movie Titles: S.W.A.T. (2003), Black Hawk Down, House of Wax

Peter Van Hooke -- b.4/6/1950
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Misc: some say b. June 4
Group Names: Mike & the Mechanics, Headstone (Van Morrison's band), Ezio

John Van Horlick -- b.2/19/1949
NHL Player, Hockey Coach, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Toros (played just two games and registered zero points all for that team and his entire playing career)

Keith Van Horn -- b.10/23/1975
NBA Player

Amy Van Horne -- b.7/3/1967
Actress

Dave Van Horne -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2011
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos, Miami Marlins

Harriet Van Horne -- b.5/17/1920 d.1/15/1998 (77)
TV Critic, Columnist, Panelist
TV Shows: Leave It to The Girls

Keith Van Horne -- b.11/6/1957
NFL Player, Football Offensive Tackle
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears

Randy Van Horne -- b.2/10/1924 d.9/26/2007 (83)
Singer, Musician
Misc: one of the busiest vocal group contractors of the space age pop era

Sean Vanhorse -- b.7/22/1968
NFL Cornerback

Carice Van Houten -- b.9/5/1976
Actress, Producer, Singer, Dutch (Netherlands)
TV Shows: Game of Thornes (as Melisandre)
Movie Titles: Black Book, Repo Men, Valkyrie

Jan Van Huysum -- b.4/15/1682 d.2/8/1749 (66)
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)

David Vanian -- b.10/12/1956
Punk Rock Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:David Letts
Group Names: The Damned

Charles Vanik -- b.4/7/1913 d.8/30/2007 (94)
Congressperson

Vanilla Ice -- b.10/31/1967
Movie Actor, Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Robert Matthew Van Winkle
Misc: some say b. 1968 or 1969 but who cares anymore?
Song Titles: Ice Ice Baby
Movie Titles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cool as Ice

Jack Van Impe -- b.2/9/1931 N.S. d.1/18/2020 N.S. (88)
Televangelist
Misc: was known as The Walking Bible having memorized most of the King James version of The Bible
TV Shows: Jack Van Impe Presents

Jean Claude Van Itallie -- b.5/25/1936
Playwright, Educator, Belgiumese

Vanity -- b.6/10/????
XXX-rated actress
Names/Places: FN:Tisa

Alexia Antonio Benjamin Van Johnson -- b.4/9/2005
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Carmen Obando and Rodney's son

Quincy Koya Van Johnson -- b.6/17/1999
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Carmen Obando and Rodney's son

Rodney Van Johnson -- b.2/20/1961
Actor
TV Shows: Pensacola: Wings of Gold (as Cipher)

Gilbert Van Kamp -- b.12/25/1814 d.4/4/1900 (85)
Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: canning foods; founded the Van Camp canning company

Merete Van Kamp -- b.11/17/1961
Actress, Singer, Danish (Denmark)
TV Shows: Dallas (as Grace)
Movie Titles: Lethal Women, Poison Ivy: The New Seduction, Mission Kill

William Van Landingham -- b.7/16/1970
MLB Pitcher

Thijs van Leer -- b.3/31/1948
Songwriter, Flutist, Organist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Group Names: Focus

Robbie Van Leeuwen -- b.10/29/1944
Songwriter, Sitarist, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Group Names: Shocking Blue, the Motions

Troy Van Leeuwen -- b.1/5/1968 N.S.
Music Producer, Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Queens of the Stone Age

Antony van Leeuwenhoek -- b.10/24/1632 d.8/26/1723 (90)
Scientist, Naturalist, Zoologist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: pioneering microscope maker; discovered microbes

Norm Van Lier -- b.4/1/1947 d.2/26/2009 (61)
NBA Player

Hendrik Willem Van Loon -- b.1/14/1882 d.3/11/1944 (62)
Author, Lecturer, Journalist, Dutch (Netherlands)

Rik Van Looy -- b.12/20/1933
Bicyclist, Belgiumese
Misc: world champion

Roos Van Montfort -- b.11/29/1989
Model, Playmate, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: January 2014

Joey Vann -- b.4/3/1943 d.2/28/1984 (40)
Singer
Group Names: The Duprees

Gino Vannelli -- b.6/16/1952
Composer, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: Not to be confused with Gino Vanelli
Misc: soul-styled
Song Titles: I Just Wanna Stop, Living Inside Myself, Black Cars, Wild Horses

Jonathan Van Ness -- b.3/28/1987 N.S.
Personality

Cornelius B. Van Niel -- b.11/4/1897 d.3/10/1985 (87)
Microbiologist

Ruud Van Nistelrooy -- b.7/1/1976 N.S.
Soccer Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

Jeff Van Note -- b.2/7/1946
NFL Center
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl; in the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ronnie Vannucci -- b.2/15/1976
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: The Killers

Sander Vanocur -- b.1/8/1928 N.S. d.9/16/2019 N.S. (91)
Newscaster, Journalist, Columnist
Misc: NBC News, Washington Post

Nick Vanos -- b.4/13/1963 d.8/16/1987 (24)
NBA Player

Carson Van Osten -- b.9/24/1945 d.12/22/2015 N.S. (70)
Bassist

Lucky Vanous -- b.4/11/1961
Actor, Commercial Actor, Model
Misc: Diet Coke guy
TV Shows: Pacific Palisades (as Matt Dunning)

Denise Van Outen -- b.5/27/1974 N.S.
Actress, English
Misc: stage: Tell Me On a Sunday, Chicago, Les Miserables

Tamarick Vanover -- b.2/25/1974
NFL Wide Receiver, CFL Figure

Nina Van Pallandt -- b.7/15/1932
Actress, Singer, Danish (Denmark)
Misc: retired from acting in 1988
Movie Titles: The Long Goodbye, American Gigolo, Cutter's Way, The Sword and the Sorcerer

Dick Van Patten -- b.12/9/1928 d.6/23/2015 (86)
TV/Movie Actor, Commercial Actor
Names/Places: b. in Richmond Hill, N.Y.
Misc: Nature Balance dog Food maker
Song Titles: Smells Like Nirvana (cameo in the "Weird Al" Yankovic video)
TV Shows: Mama (as Nels), The Partners, The New Dick Van Dyke Show (as Max Mathias), When Things Were Rotten (as Friar Tuck), Eight is Enough (as Tom Bradford), WIOU (as Floyd Graham)

James Van Patten -- b.10/7/1956
Actor, Stuntman, Producer
Names/Places: aka FN:Jimmy; Dick's middle son
TV Shows: The Chisholms (as Bo)
Movie Titles: Saw (series), Robin Hood: Men in Tights,

Jesse Thomas Van Patten -- b.5/20/2003
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Eileen Davidson and Vincent's son

Joyce Van Patten -- b.3/9/1934
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: Martin Balsam's ex-wife, Dick's sister
TV Shows: The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, Danny Kaye Show, The Good Guys (as Claudia Gramus), Don Rickles Show, Unhappily Ever After (as Maureen Slattery)
Movie Titles: Grown Ups, This Must Be the Place, Marley and Me

Nels Van Patten -- b.??/??/1955
Actor, Producer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: Dick's eldest son

Timothy Van Patten -- b.6/10/1959
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka Timothy Van Patten; Dick's half brother
Misc: works mostly as a director
TV Shows: The White Shadow (as Mario Pettrino Salami)
Movie Titles: Class of 1984, Zone Troopers

Vincent Van Patten -- b.10/17/1957
TV/Movie Actor, Director, Sports Commentator, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, NY; Dick's son
TV Shows: Apple's Way (as Paul Apple), Three For the Road, World Poker Tour (commentator)
Movie Titles: Rock and Roll High School, Hell Night, Yesterday

Vincent Van Patten Jr. -- b.9/3/1995
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Betsy and Vincent's son

Mario Van Peebles -- b.1/15/1957
Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director, Songwriter, Model, Mexican
Names/Places: Melvin's son
TV Shows: Cosby Show (occ), Sonny Spoon, L.A. Law (as Andrew Taylor)
Movie Titles: New Jack City

Melvin Van Peebles -- b.8/21/1932 N.S. d.9/21/2021 N.S. (89)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screenwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Director, Composer
Names/Places: RLN:Peebles
Misc: some say b. Sep 21
Movie Titles: Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Panther, Last Action Hero, Classified X

Alex Van Pelt -- b.5/1/1970
NFL Coach, NFL Player

Brad Van Pelt -- b.4/5/1951 d.2/17/2009 (57)
NFL Player

Robin Van Persie -- b.8/6/1983 N.S.
Soccer Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

Todd Van Poppel -- b.12/9/1971
MLB Pitcher

Darnell Van Rensalier -- b.5/17/1970
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Shai

Herman Achille Van Rompuy -- b.10/31/1947
Prime Minister, Belgiumese
Misc: former Belgian politician; The first full-time President of the European Council

Dave Van Ronk -- b.6/30/1936 d.2/10/2002 (65)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer, Folk Performer

Luis Van Rooten -- b.11/29/1906 d.6/17/1973 (66)
Actor, Mexican
Misc: film villian; horticulture expert
TV Shows: One Man's Family

Jacob Van Ruisdael -- b.??/??/1628 d.3/14/1682
Artist

Salomon Van Ruysdael -- b.??/??/1600 d.??/??/1670
Artist
Misc: buried November 3, 1670

John Van Ryn -- b.6/30/1905 d.8/7/1999 (94)
Tennis Player

Gus Van Sant -- b.7/24/1952
Painter, Writer, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Milk, Good Will Hunting, Elephant, Paris je t'aime, Psycho (poor 1990s remake), My Own Private Idaho

Shantel Van Santen -- b.7/25/1985
Actress, Model
TV Shows: One Tree Hill (as Quinn James), The Messengers, The Flash (as Patty Spivot)
Movie Titles: You and I, The Final Destination, Something Wicked

Ricky Van Shelton -- b.1/12/1952
Country Singer/Guitarist

Jan Van Sichem Jr. -- b.10/13/1972
Rock & Roll Guitarist, Belgiumese
Group Names: K's Choice

Amelia "Amy" Van Singel -- b.10/11/1949 N.S. d.9/19/2016 N.S. (66)
Journalist, Radio Hostess
Misc: Blues Journalist

Andy Van Slyke -- b.12/21/1960
MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: RFN:Andrew James
Misc: 3x All-Star, 5x Gold Glove, 2x Silver Slugger
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates

Claus Van Stauffenberg -- b.11/15/1907 d.7/21/1944 (36)
General, German

Peter Van Steeden -- b.4/4/1904 d.1/3/1990 (85)
Composer, Bandleader
TV Shows: Break the Bank

Alfred "Alf" Van Straten -- b.9/20/1905 d.12/4/1988 (83)
Saxophonist, Bandleader, English

Darrell Vanterpool -- b.4/13/1994
Actor
Movie Titles: Big Fish, The Fighting Temptations, Roadie

Nguyên Văn Thiêu -- b.4/5/1923 d.9/29/2001 (78)
Head of State
Misc: South Vietman president 1967-75

Claude Van Tyne -- b.10/16/1869 d.3/21/1930 (60)
Author, Historian, Educator

Deborah Van Valkenburgh -- b.8/29/1952
Actress
TV Shows: Too Close for Comfort (as Jackie Rush)
Movie Titles: The Warriors, The Devil's Rejects, Streets of Fire

Petronella "Nel" van Vilet -- b.1/17/1926 N.S. d.1/4/2006 N.S. (79)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

John H. Van Vleck -- b.3/13/1899 d.10/27/1980 (81)
Physicist

Fred VanVleet -- b.2/25/1994 N.S.
NBA Guard

Richard Van Vleet -- b.1/19/1942
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Guiding Light (as Ed Bauer), All My Children (as Dr. Chuck Tyler )
Movie Titles: Ben, Hercules Saves Christmas

Alfred Elton Van Vogt -- b.4/26/1912 d.1/26/2000 (87)
Sci-fi Writer, Canadian

Monique Van Vooren -- b.3/23/1927 N.S. d.1/25/2020 N.S. (92)
Actress, Belgiumese
Misc: stage: Damn Yankees
Movie Titles: Wall Street, Flesh for Frankenstein, Fearless Frank, Sugar Cookies

Westbrook Van Voorhis -- b.9/21/1904 d.7/14/1968 (63)
Announcer
Misc: radio's March of Time; was often parodied

Aaron Van Wagner -- b.9/4/1978
Actor
Movie Titles: Dark Wolf, Pool Dreams

Randy Van Warmer -- b.3/30/1955 d.1/12/2004 (48)
Composer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Guitarist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: MN:Von

Virginia Van Wie -- b.2/9/1909 d.2/18/1997 (88)
Golfer

Pete Van Wieren -- b.10/7/1944 d.8/2/2014 (69)
Sportscaster, Baseball Announcer
Misc: best known for his long career play-by-play for the Atlanta Braves
Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves (sportscaster)

Andrew Van Wyngarden -- b.2/1/1983
Musician, Rock & Roll Singer

Caitlin Van Zandt -- b.7/17/1985
Actress
Movie Titles: Camp, Stephanie Daley, Gardener of Eden

Donnie Van Zandt -- b.6/11/1952
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: .38 Special

Marie Van Zandt -- b.10/8/1858 d.12/31/1919 (61)
Soprano, Opera Singer

Philip Van Zandt -- b.10/4/1904 d.2/15/1958 (53)
Actor, Dutch (Netherlands)

Steve "Miami" Van Zandt -- b.11/22/1950
Actor, Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN:Little Steven
Song Titles: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
TV Shows: The Sopranos (as Silvio Dante)

Townes Van Zandt -- b.3/7/1944 d.1/1/1997 (52)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: belived to be b. Mar 7, not June 7

Walker Steven Barbeau Van Zandt -- b.3/17/1997
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Adrienne Barbeau and Billy's twin son

William Dalton Barbeau Van Zandt -- b.3/17/1997
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Adrienne Barbeau and Billy's twin son

Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth -- b.8/11/1867 d.12/3/1943 (76)
Movie Actor
Misc: d. 12-30?

Iyanla Vanzant -- b.9/13/1953 N.S.
TV Hostess
Misc: Motivational Speaker
TV Shows: Fix My Life, Iyanla

John Roy "Johnny" Van Zant -- b.2/27/1959
Country Singer, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Lynard Skynard Tribute Band

Paige VanZant -- b.3/26/1994 N.S.
Mixed Martial Arts

Ronnie Van Zant -- b.1/15/1949 d.10/20/1977 (28)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: RFMN:Ronald Wayne
Group Names: Lynard Skynard

Žarko Varajić -- b.12/26/1951 N.S. d.6/23/2019 N.S. (67)
Sports Executive, Basketball Player, Serbian

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