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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)

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
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

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
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
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

S. S. Van Dine -- b.10/15/1888 d.4/11/1939 (50)
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)
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

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

Mona Van Duyn -- b.5/9/1921 d.12/2/2004 (83)
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
Actor, Director
Names/Places: Dick's son
TV Shows: 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)

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
TV Shows: The Colbys (as Sean McAllister)
Movie Titles: Unstoppable, The Joneses

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

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

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

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
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)
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
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
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
Video Game Voice Actor, 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 2006-present as of 2016)
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

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)

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

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
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)
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

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

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
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)

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
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, 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

Salomon Van Ruysdael -- b.??/??/1600 d.??/??/1670
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

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
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
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)

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.3/23/1925
Actress, Belgiumese
Misc: stage: Damn Yankees; some say b. 1927
Movie Titles: Wall Street, Flesh for Frankenstein, Fearless Frank, Sugar Cookies

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

Aaron Van Wagner -- b.9/4/1978
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)

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
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

Raphaël Varane -- b.4/25/1993 N.S.
Soccer Player, French

Victor Varconi -- b.3/31/1891 d.6/6/1976 (85)
Movie Actor, Hungarian

Agnès Varda -- b.5/30/1928 N.S. d.3/29/2019 N.S. (90)
Movie Director, Songwriter, Belgiumese

Nia Vardalos -- b.9/24/1962
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: My Big Fat Greek Life (as Nia Portokalos), The Catch, Star vs. The Forces of Evil
Movie Titles: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (series), Connie and Carla, My Life in Ruins, I Hate Valentine's Day

Tommy Vardell -- b.2/20/1969
NFL Fullback

Norma Varden -- b.1/20/1898 d.1/19/1989 (91)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Hazel (as Harriet Johnson)

Harry Vardon -- b.5/9/1870 d.3/20/1937 (66)
Misc: the first of the great modern golfers; Golf's most prestigous award, the Vardon Trophy, was named in his honor. The trophy is given to the golfer with the best scoring average in both the U.S. and Great Britain.

Jamie Vardy -- b.1/11/1987 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

Glenna Collett Vare -- b.6/20/1903 d.2/2/1989 (85)
Misc: pioneer won womens nat'l title 6x's between 1922 & 1935; was the best woman golfer of the '20s and '30s; She won 49 titles as an amateur golfer and won a U.S.G.A. record of 19 consecutive tournament wins. In 1924 Vare won 59 of 60 events, including her second Canadian Open.; d. Feb 3?

Anderson Varejão -- b.9/28/1982 N.S.
NBA Player, Brazilian
Sports Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

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