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Lana Wachowski -- b.6/21/1965
Writer, Producer/Director
Names/Places: formerly Larry a male
TV Shows: Sense8 (creator and writer)
Movie Titles: V for Vendetta, The Matrix (series)

Kevin Wade -- b.3/9/1954
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Producer
Misc: primarily a behind-the-scenes entertainment man
TV Shows: Blue Bloods (executive producer and sometime writer)
Movie Titles: Meet Joe Black, Working Girl, Maid in Manhattan, GoldenEye

Jane Wagner -- b.2/26/1935
Writer, Producer, Director
Misc: Lily Tomlin's comedy writer, collaborator, and wife.

Karl Edward Wagner -- b.12/12/1945 d.10/13/1994 N.S. (48)
Sci-fi Writer

John Wain -- b.3/14/1925 d.5/24/1994 (69)
Novelist, Poet, Critic, Anthologist, Editor

Terry Waite -- b.5/31/1939
Author, Clergyman, Humanitarian, Hostage, English
Misc: Austrich; ex-Anglican Church Envoy

Andrzej Wajda -- b.3/6/1926 d.10/9/2016 N.S. (90)
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, Polish
Movie Titles: The Promised Land, Man of Iron, Katyn, Danton, Ashes and Diamonds

Dan Wakefield -- b.5/21/1932
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Journalist
Book Titles: Going All the Way, Starting Over, New York in the Fifties

Diane Wakoski -- b.8/3/1937
Poet

Alice Walker -- b.2/9/1944
Novelist, Essayist, American
Book Titles: The Color Purple, Meridan, The Third Life of Grange Copeland

Allan Walker -- b.1/28/1906 d.9/2/1970 (64)
Writer, Actor
TV Shows: The Red Buttons Show (regular)

Patric Walker -- b.9/25/1931 d.10/8/1995 (64)
Astrologer, Columnist

Rebecca Walker -- b.11/17/1969 N.S.
Author
Book Titles: To Be Real: Telling the Truth, Changing the Face of Feminism, What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine the Future

Amy Wallace -- b.7/3/1955 d.8/10/2013 (58)
Author

Edgar Wallace -- b.4/1/1875 d.2/10/1932 (56)
Writer, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Journalist, English
Misc: he was a human book factory who wrote 10,000 words a day, authoring 173 books, 23 plays, hundreds of articles, and the screen play for "King Kong"

Horace Wallace -- b.2/26/1817 d.12/16/1852 (35)
Author, Poet, Jurist
Misc: art and literature critic

Irving Wallace -- b.3/19/1916 d.6/29/1990 (74)
Author, Writer, Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RLN:Wallechinsky
Misc: his 33 books sold over 194 million copies for a billion people!
Book Titles: The People's Almanac, The Book of Lists

Lew Wallace -- b.4/10/1827 d.2/15/1905 (77)
Author, General, Soldier, Politician, Governor, Diplomat, Lawyer, American
Misc: a Union general in the American Civil War, a governor of the New Mexico Territory
Book Titles: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Stephen Wallem -- b.6/14/1968
Playwright, Actor, Director, Composer
Misc: stage: Off the Wallem
TV Shows: Nurse Jackie (as Thor Lundgren)

Edmund Waller -- b.3/3/1606 d.10/21/1687 (81)
Poet, Politician, English

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Robert James Waller -- b.8/1/1939 d.3/10/2017 N.S. (77)
Author
Book Titles: The Bridges of Madison County

David Walliams -- b.8/20/1971 N.S.
Author, Actor, Comedian, Producer, Personality, English
Names/Places: RN: David Williams
TV Shows: Big School, Little Britain, Britain's Got Talent (judge)
Movie Titles: Billionaire Boy, Stardust

Horace Walpole -- b.9/24/1717 d.3/2/1797 (79)
Architect, Author, Novelist, Historian, Statesman, English
Names/Places: NN:4th Earl of Oxford
Misc: gothic romance

David Walsh -- b.10/5/1889 N.S. d.6/2/1975 N.S. (85)
Author, Basketball Referee
Misc: co-authored the first ever Manual of Basketball Officiating

Fran Walsh -- b.1/10/1959
Screenwriter, Producer, Casting Department, New Zealand
Movie Titles: Lord of the Rings (seires), The Hobbit (series)

Mika Waltari -- b.9/19/1908 d.8/26/1979 (70)
Novelist, Critic, Editor, Finnish
Group Names: The Egyptian

Eugene Walter -- b.11/27/1874 d.9/26/1941 (66)
Dramatist/Playwright

Eugene Walter Jr. -- b.11/30/1921 d.3/29/1998 (76)
Short Story Writer, Poet, Screen/Scriptwriter, Inventor, Actor, Ventriloquist

Lisa Ann Walter -- b.8/3/1963
Writer, Actress, Comedienne, Movie Producer
TV Shows: Life's Work (as Lisa Hunter)
Movie Titles: War of the Worlds, The Parent Trap, Shall We Dance, Bruce Almighty

James "Jamie" Walters -- b.6/13/1969
Poet, Fireman, TV/Movie Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Misc: some say b. July 13 or July 14, but on Conan O'Brien, he said June 13 is correct.
Group Names: The Heights, soloist
Song Titles: How Do You Talk to an Angel (as a member of The Heights)
TV Shows: The Heights (as Alex O'Brien), Beverly Hills 90210 (as Ray Pruitt 1994-95)

Johann Gottfried Walther -- b.9/18/1684 d.3/23/1748 (63)
Lexicographer, Composer, Organist
Misc: one of the first musical lexicographers

Cheryl Waltz -- b.8/14/1945
Author, Movie Producer

Joseph Wambaugh -- b.1/22/1937
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter
Names/Places: b. in East Pittsburgh, Pa.
TV Shows: Police Story (creator)

Wayne Wang -- b.1/12/1949
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, Hong Kong
Movie Titles: Maid in Manhattan, Smoke, Last Holiday, The Joy Luck Club

Artemus Ward -- b.4/26/1834 d.3/6/1867 (32)
Author, Lecturer, Humorist, Journalist
Names/Places: RN:Charles Farrar Browne
Misc: he was one of the most popular 19th-century American humorists, whose lecture techniques exercised much influence on such humorists as Mark Twain.

Barbara Ward -- b.5/23/1914 d.5/31/1981 (67)
Writer, Economist
Book Titles: Only One Earth

David S. Ward -- b.10/24/1945
Screenwriter, Director
Movie Titles: The Sting, The Sting II, Major League, Sleepless in Seattle, Major League II, The Mast of Zorro

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward -- b.8/31/1844 d.1/28/1911 (66)
Author, Feminist

Jonathan Ward -- b.2/24/1970
Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Charles in Charge (as Douglas Pembroke), New Adventures of Beans Baxter (as spyteen Benjamin "Beans" Baxter Jr.)
Movie Titles: FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Mac and Me, Steel Magnolias, White Water Summer

Pendleton Ward -- b.7/8/1982 N.S.
Animator, Screenwriter, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Bravest Warriors (creator), Adventure Time (creator and actor)
Video Games: Adventure Time (series), Lego Dimensions (series)

Peter Warlock -- b.10/30/1894 d.12/17/1930 (36)
Critic, Editor, Composer, English

Charles Dudley Warner -- b.9/12/1829 d.10/20/1900 (71)
Writer, Publisher, Editor
Misc: Newspaperman; made a statement "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."

Jeremy Warner -- b.7/18/1985 N.S.
Writer, Comedian, Director
Misc: of the Angel Murkurker comedy troupe
Movie Titles: Behind the Machine, Ghost Couple, Shoulderblade

Sylvia Warner -- b.12/6/1893 d.5/1/1978 (84)
Novelist, Poet, Biographer, English

Austin Warren -- b.7/4/1899 d.8/20/1986 (87)
Author, Critic

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Mercy Otis Warren -- b.9/25/1728 d.10/19/1814 (86)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet
Misc: patriot; "History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution"

Rick Warren -- b.1/28/1954
Author, Pastor

Robert Penn "Red" Warren -- b.4/24/1905 d.9/15/1989 (84)
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Critic, Publisher, Educator, Actor
Names/Places: b. in Guthrie, KY
Misc: the first U.S. poet laureate '86, All the King's Men & his poetry won 3 Pulitzer Prizes
Book Titles: All The King's Men

Thomas Warton -- b.1/9/1728 d.5/21/1790 (62)
Poet, Historian, English

Wisner Washam -- b.9/8/1931
Screenwriter
TV Shows: All My Children (head writer 1980s)

Booker Taliaferro Washington -- b.4/5/1856 d.11/14/1915 (59)
Author, Social Reformer, Educator
Names/Places: b. in Franklin County, Virginia
Misc: Vocational training for blacks

Dale Wasserman -- b.11/2/1914 d.12/21/2008 (94)
Dramatist/Playwright
Misc: Believed to be born in either 1914 or 1917 according to sources

Jakob Wassermann -- b.3/10/1873 d.1/1/1934 (60)
Novelist, German
Book Titles: My Life as a German and Jew

Wendy Wasserstein -- b.10/18/1950 d.1/30/2006 (55)
Dramatist/Playwright
Book Titles: The Heidi Chronicles

Keith Waterhouse -- b.2/6/1929 d.9/4/2009 (80)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, English

Dick Waterman -- b.7/14/1935
Photographer, Writer
Misc: Blues music promoter

John Waters -- b.4/22/1946
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Pink Flamingos, Polyester, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, Diving Trash, Hairspray, Seed of Chucky, Sweet and Lowdown

Michael Waterson -- b.1/17/1941 d.6/22/2011 (70)
Writer, Songwriter, Singer, Folk Performer, English

Ben Watkins -- b.3/19/1971
Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Burn Notice (writer and producer), Hand of God (writer and producer)

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins -- b.4/26/1970
Author, Producer, Dancer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Model
Group Names: TLC

Clayton Watson -- b.3/23/1977
Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Australian
TV Shows: High Flyers (as Luke), Always Greener (as Mickey Steels), Out of the Blue (as Jarrod O'Donnell)
Movie Titles: The Animatrix, The Matrix (series)

Dale Watson -- b.10/7/1962
Author, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist

Ben Watt -- b.12/6/1962
Author, Songwriter, Pianist, Modern Rock Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Everything But the Girl

Douglas Watt -- b.1/20/1914 d.9/29/2009 (95)
Critic
Misc: spent nearly six decades covering Broadway theatre

Ben J. Wattenberg -- b.8/26/1933 d.6/28/2015 (81)
Author

Rolonda Watts -- b.7/12/1959
Novelist, Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Producer, Announcer
TV Shows: Rolonda (host), Judge Joe Brown (announcer), Divorce Court (announcer)

Alec Waugh -- b.7/8/1898 d.9/3/1981 (83)
Novelist, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Alexander Raban Waugh
Book Titles: Island in the Sun

Evelyn Arthur Waugh -- b.10/28/1903 d.4/10/1966 (62)
Author, Novelist, Satirist, English
Misc: was really a MAN
Book Titles: Brideshead Revisited, Scoop

Hilary Baugh Waugh -- b.6/22/1920 d.12/8/2008 (88)
Mystery Writer
Names/Places: NN:Grand Master of Mystery Writers

Damon Wayans -- b.9/4/1960
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Producer
Names/Places: aka Damon Wayans Sr.; Shawn, Marlon, Keenen, & Kim's brother
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (reg 1985-86), In Living Color (as reg: Homey D. Clown, Blaine Edwards, Whiz, & Anton), My Wife and Kids (as Michael Richard Kyle)
Movie Titles: Major Payne, Blankman, I'm Gonna Git Ya Sucka, Marci X

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Keenen Ivory Wayans -- b.6/8/1958
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Shawn, Damon, Marlon, & Kim's brother
TV Shows: In Living Color
Movie Titles: White Chicks, Littleman, Eddie Murphy: Raw, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Scary Movie 2

Michael Weatherly -- b.7/8/1968
Writer, Actor, Director, Singer
TV Shows: Dark Angel (as Logan Cale), Navy NCIS (as Agent Tony DiNozzo)

Earl Weaver -- b.8/14/1930 d.1/19/2013 (82)
Author, Baseball Announcer, MLB Manager
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (coach, 1967), Baltimore Orioles (manager, 1968-1982, 1985-1986)
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball (1980s)

James "Jim" Webb -- b.2/9/1946
Author, Senator, Presidential Aide
Misc: ex-Secretary of Navy

Veronica Webb -- b.2/23/1965 or 2/25/1965 N.S.
Writer, Actress, Personality, Model
Misc: Wikipedia and AP say Feb 25, ET and imdb say Feb 23, USA says Feb 24

Lois Weber -- b.6/13/1879 d.11/13/1939 (60)
Screenwriter, Actress, Producer/Director
Misc: the first US woman film director
Movie Titles: What Do Me Want?

Max Weber -- b.4/21/1864 d.6/14/1920 (56)
Author, Scientist, Sociologist, Professor, German
Misc: Theorist of Liberal Imperialism

Daniel Webster -- b.1/18/1782 d.10/24/1852 (70)
Orator, Statesman, Government Official, Attorney/Lawyer
Names/Places: b. in Salisbury, NH
Misc: secretary of state

Jean Webster -- b.7/24/1876 d.6/11/1916 (39)
Novelist, Children's Author
Book Titles: Daddy Long Legs

Noah Webster -- b.10/16/1758 d.5/28/1843 (84)
Author, Lexicographer, Journalist, Politician, Teacher
Book Titles: American Dictionary of the English Language (compiler)

Edward A. Weeks -- b.2/19/1898 d.3/11/1989 (91)
Author, Essayist

Mason Locke Weems -- b.10/11/1759 d.5/23/1825 (65)
Author, Writer, Clergyman
Names/Places: aka Parson Weems
Misc: Storyteller; invented the story of George Washington and the cherry tree

Theodore Weesner -- b.7/31/1935 d.6/25/2015 (79)
Novelist
Book Titles: The Car Thief

Jerome Weidman -- b.4/4/1913 d.10/6/1998 (85)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer

Simone Weil -- b.2/3/1909 d.8/24/1943 (34)
Philosopher, French

Matthew Weiner -- b.6/29/1965
Writer, Producer
TV Shows: Becker (writer), Mad Men (writer), The Sopranos (writer)
Movie Titles: Are You Here (writer)

Len Weinrib -- b.4/29/1935 d.6/28/2006 (71)
Comedy Writer, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: voiced in many cartoons
Group Names: Spike Jones (member of his band in the 1960s)

Peter Weir -- b.8/21/1944
Writer, Producer/Director, Australian
Misc: some say b. Aug 8
Movie Titles: The Truman Show, Master and Commander, The Way Back, Dead Poets Society, Witness, Green Card

Peter Weiss -- b.11/8/1916 d.5/10/1982 (65)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, German

Chris Weitz -- b.11/30/1969
Author, Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, Director

John Weitz -- b.5/25/1923 d.10/3/2002 (79)
Fashion Designer, Author, Spy, American, German
Misc: sportsman

John Francis "Jack" Welch Jr. -- b.11/19/1935
Author, Engineer, Businessperson, Executive
Misc: former General Electric CEO & chairman; wasn't he the one who refused to shake David Letterman's hand?

Colin Welland -- b.7/4/1934 d.11/2/2015 N.S. (81)
Screenwriter, Actor, English, German
Misc: won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his script of the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire
Movie Titles: Chariots of Fire

Orson Welles -- b.5/6/1915 d.10/10/1985 (70)
Author, TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Kenosha, WI; FN:George; d. in Los Angeles
Misc: radio:War of the Worlds
TV Shows: The Name of the Game (narrator), Night Gallery (narrator), Shogun (narrator), Magnum P.I. (voice of Robin Masters)
Movie Titles: Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons

William Augustus W. Wellman -- b.2/29/1896 d.12/9/1975 (79)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Aviator, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Brookline, Mass
Misc: WWI flying ace
Movie Titles: A Star is Born, The Ox Bow Incident

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H. G. Wells -- b.9/21/1866 d.8/13/1946 (79)
Novelist, Historian, Congressperson, English
Names/Places: b. in Kent; RFMN:Herbert George; d. in London
Book Titles: The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds

Mary K. Wells -- b.12/1/1920 d.8/14/2000 (79)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Soap Actress
TV Shows: Edge of Night, All My Children (as writer)

Robb Wells -- b.3/20/1971 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Canadian
Names/Places: he is related to the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harpe
TV Shows: Trailer Park Boys (a mockumentary TV series)

Eudora Welty -- b.4/13/1909 d.7/23/2001 (92)
Author, Novelist, Athiest, Actress
Misc: the Eudora E-mail program was named for this person. Why, I don't know.

Wim Wenders -- b.8/14/1945
Photographer, Author, Playwright, Producer/Director, German

Will Weng -- b.2/25/1907 d.5/2/1993 (86)
Author
Misc: Crossword Puzzle master

Franz Werfel -- b.9/10/1890 d.8/26/1945 (54)
Novelist, Austrian

Max Wertheimer -- b.4/15/1880 d.10/12/1943 (63)
Author, Psychologist, German

Charles Wesley -- b.12/2/1891 d.8/16/1987 (95)
Author, Writer, Historian, Educator

Charles Wesley -- b.12/18/1707 d.3/29/1788 (80)
Poet, Clergyman, Lyricist, Songwriter, English
Misc: Hymns; who, with his elder brother John, started the Methodist movement in the Church of England.

Dick Wesson -- b.2/20/1919 d.1/27/1979 (59)
Writer, Actor, Producer, Announcer
Misc: Announcer of Disney shows
TV Shows: Petticoat Junction (producer)

Cornel West -- b.6/2/1953
Author, Philosopher, Movie Actor
Misc: activist
Movie Titles: The Matrix Reloaded

Dorothy West -- b.6/2/1907 d.8/16/1998 (91)
Author
Misc: was one of the last living figures of the Harlem Renaissance literary movement
Book Titles: The Wedding

Jessamyn West -- b.7/18/1902 d.2/23/1984 (81)
Novelist, Quaker

Mae West -- b.8/17/1892 d.11/22/1980 (88)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie/Stage Actress
Misc: b. in Brooklyn; "Come up and see me sometime", "I've never met a man I didn't like", "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted"; some say b. 1893; d. in Hollywood

Morris West -- b.4/26/1916 d.10/9/1999 (83)
Author, Australian

Nathanael West -- b.10/17/1903 d.12/22/1940 (37)
Novelist
Names/Places: RMLN:Wallenstein Weinstein

Dame Rebecca West -- b.12/21/1892 d.3/15/1983 (90)
Novelist, Critic, Journalist, Irish
Names/Places: RN:Cicily Isabel Fairfield

Jennifer Westfeldt -- b.2/2/1970
Scriptwriter, Actress
TV Shows: Two Guys and a Girl (as Melissa)
Movie Titles: Kissing Jessica Stein

Dr. Ruth Westheimer -- b.6/4/1928
Author, Doctor, Psychologist, Columnist, TV Talk Show Hostess, German
Names/Places: RFMN:Karola Ruth Siegel

Donald Westlake -- b.7/12/1933 d.12/31/2008 (75)
Author

Ellen Weston -- b.4/19/1939
Writer, Actress, Producer
TV Shows: S.W.A.T. (as Betty Harrelson)

Riley Weston -- b.8/26/1966
Screenwriter, Actress, Producer, Singer/Guitarist

Norman Wexler III -- b.8/16/1926 d.8/23/1999 (73)
Screen/Scriptwriter
Movie Titles: Saturday Night Fever, Serpico, Stayin' Alive

Frank Whaley -- b.7/20/1963
Writer, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Director

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Leigh Whammel -- b.1/17/1977
Writer, Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director, Australian
Movie Titles: Saw (series), Insidious (series)

Edith Newbold Wharton -- b.1/24/1862 d.8/11/1937 (75)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Critic, American
Names/Places: nee Jones

Phillis Wheatley -- b.5/8/1753 d.12/5/1784 (31)
Poet
Misc: the first black woman to publish a book

David Wheaton -- b.6/2/1969
Author, Columnist, Tennis Player

Joss Whedon -- b.6/23/1964
Screenwriter, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Movie Titles: Toy Story, The Avengers (series)

Hugh Wheeler -- b.3/19/1912 d.7/26/1987 (75)
Writer, English

Lisa Whelchel -- b.5/29/1963
Author, TV/Movie Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Littlefield, TX
Book Titles: Creative Correction, So You're Thinking about Homeschooling, The Facts of Life (and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me)
Song Titles: All Because of You, Just Obey, Cover Me Lord, Good Girl
Album Titles: All Because of You
TV Shows: The New Mickey Mouse Club, The Facts of Life (as Blair Warner)
Movie Titles: Twirl (TV movie), The Magician of Lublin, The Double McGuffin

Johnnie Whitaker -- b.12/13/1959
Writer, Missionary, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Family Affair (as Jonathan "Jody" Patterson), Sigmund & the Sea Monsters
Movie Titles: Tom Sawyer, The Littlest Angel

Joel Whitburn -- b.11/29/1939
Author, Historian, Musicologist
Names/Places: NN:The World's Foremost Chart Researcher; b. in Menomonee Falls, WI
Misc: he has every single hit that ever made the Hot 100; he published over 30 books dealing the history and development of charted music from 1890 to the present. Books include "Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits", "Number One Hits", "Pop Annual", and dozens more also covering albums, country, R&B to name a few. Highly reccommended to fans of music and radio programmers.

Maddy Whitby -- b.5/13/1991 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Actress

Ian Whitcomb -- b.7/10/1941
Author, Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Ukelele, Pop Singer, English
Song Titles: You Turn Me On (Turn On Song)

Andrew White -- b.9/6/1942
Lecturer, Composer, Bassist, Oboist, Alto-sax, Tenor-sax, Jazz Musician, Rhythm and Blues Musician

David Manning White -- b.??/??/???? d.12/17/1993 (76)
Author, Journalist, Professor

E. B. White -- b.7/11/1899 d.10/1/1985 (86)
Author, Essayist, Poet, Children's Author, Humorist
Names/Places: RFN:Elwyn Brooks
Book Titles: Charlotte's Web, The Elements of Style

Ellen White -- b.11/26/1827 d.7/16/1915 (87)
Author, Religious Leader
Misc: 7th-day Adventists founder

Gilbert White -- b.7/18/1720 d.6/26/1793 (72)
Author
Names/Places: NN: The Father of British Naturalists

Marco Pierre White -- b.12/11/1961 N.S.
Author, Chef, Restaurateur, English

Patrick White -- b.5/28/1912 d.9/30/1990 (78)
Novelist, Australian
Misc: 1973 Nobel for "Happy Valley"
Book Titles: Happy Valley

Richard Grant White -- b.5/23/1822 d.4/8/1885 (62)
Author, Critic, Scholar

Ron White -- b.12/18/1956
Author, Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: NN:Tater Salad
Book Titles: I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn't Have the Ability
Album Titles: Drunk in Public, You Can't Fix Stupid, Behavorial Problems, A Little Unprofessional

Terence De Vere White -- b.4/29/1912 d.6/17/1994 (82)
Poet, Critic, Irish

Terence Hanbury White -- b.5/29/1906 d.1/17/1964 (57)
Author, Novelist, India
Names/Places: aka T.H. White

Theodore H. White -- b.5/6/1915 d.5/15/1986 (71)
Author, Historian

Walter Francis White -- b.7/1/1893 d.3/21/1955 (61)
Author, Civil Rights Leader, Social Reformer

William Allen White -- b.2/10/1868 d.1/29/1944 (75)
Writer, Poet, Policeman, Journalist, Editor
Misc: newspaperman

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William L. White -- b.6/17/1900 d.7/26/1973 (73)
Author, Journalist
Misc: WW2 books

William S. White -- b.5/20/1905 d.4/30/1994 (88)
Author, Correspondent, Columnist, Biographer

Alfred North Whitehead -- b.2/15/1861 d.12/30/1947 (86)
Philosopher, Mathematician, English

John Whiting -- b.11/15/1907 d.6/16/1963 (55)
Dramatist/Playwright, Critic, Actor, English

Christie Whitman -- b.9/26/1946
Author, Government Official
Misc: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

Walt Whitman -- b.5/31/1819 d.3/26/1892 (72)
Author, Essayist, Poet, Journalist, American, Gay
Names/Places: b. in West Hill, N.Y.; NN: The Father of Free Verse in America; RFN:Walter; d. in Camden, N.J.

Phyllis Whitney -- b.9/9/1903 d.2/15/2008 (104)
Writer

John Greenleaf Whittier -- b.12/17/1807 d.9/7/1892 (84)
Essayist, Poet, Journalist, Abolitionist
Misc: influential Quaker poet and ardent advocate for the abolition of slavery.

Jack Whittingham -- b.8/2/1910 d.7/3/1972 (61)
Screen/Scriptwriter, British
Movie Titles: Thunderball

David Whyte -- b.11/2/1955
Poet, English

Leonard Wibberley -- b.4/9/1915 d.11/22/1983 (68)
Author, Irish

John Edgar Wideman -- b.6/14/1941
Writer, Professor

Norbert Wiener -- b.11/26/1894 d.3/18/1964 (69)
Linguist, Philosopher, Mathematician
Misc: invented cybernetics

Kurt Wiese -- b.4/22/1887 d.5/27/1974 (87)
Illustrator, Author, German

Elie Wiesel -- b.9/30/1928 d.7/2/2016 N.S. (87)
Author, Political Activist, Romanian
Names/Places: RFN:Eliezer

Simon Wiesenthal -- b.12/31/1908 d.9/20/2005 (96)
Writer, Hero, Austrian, Polish
Misc: Nazi Hunter

Tom Wiggin -- b.7/6/1955
Writer, Entrepreneur, Actor
TV Shows: Breaking Away (as Mike)
Movie Titles: Iron Jawed Angels

Richard (Purdy) Wilbur -- b.3/1/1921
Poet, Translator
Misc: 2nd U.S. Poet Laureate

Collin Wilcox -- b.9/21/1924 d.7/12/1996 (71)
Mystery Writer

Ella Wheeler Wilcox -- b.11/5/1850 d.10/30/1919 (68)
Poet, Journalist

Mary Charlotte Wilcox -- b.10/29/1947
Comedy Writer, Comedienne, Canadian
Misc: retired from acting in 1994
TV Shows: Second City TV Network, Maniac Mansion (as Idella Muckle Orca)
Movie Titles: Strange Brew

Aaron Wildavsky -- b.5/31/1930 d.9/4/1993 (63)
Author
Misc: political scientist

Oscar Wilde -- b.10/16/1854 d.11/30/1900 (46)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Critic, Irish, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Dublin; MN:Fingal O'Flahertie Wills; d. in Paris

Billy Wilder -- b.6/22/1906 d.3/28/2002 (95)
Author, Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director, Austrian
Movie Titles: Some Like It Hot, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, The Apartment, Sunset Boulevard

Isabel Wilder -- b.1/13/1900 d.2/27/1995 (95)
Novelist

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Laura Ingalls Wilder -- b.2/7/1867 d.2/10/1957 (90)
Children's Author
Book Titles: Little House on the Prarie

Robert Wilder -- b.1/25/1901 d.8/22/1974 (73)
Writer, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Journalist

Thornton Wilder -- b.4/17/1897 d.12/7/1975 (78)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright
Book Titles: Our Town

Kendra Wilkinson -- b.6/12/1985
Author, Personality, Model

George F. Will -- b.5/4/1941
Author, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, MLB Player

Mo Willems -- b.2/11/1968 N.S.
Animator, Children's Author
Book Titles: Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon (series)
TV Shows: Sesame Street

William Of Occam -- b.??/??/1285 d.??/??/1349
Philosopher

Anson Williams -- b.9/25/1949
Writer, TV Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: LN:Heimlick
TV Shows: Happy Days (as Warren 'Potsie' Weber), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (director)
Movie Titles: The Cape (director), Live Shot (director)

Barry Williams -- b.9/30/1954
Author, TV/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: RN:Barry William Blenkhorn
Book Titles: Growing Up Brady
Song Titles: The Real Greg Brady
Album Titles: The Return of Johnny Bravo
TV Shows: The Brady Bunch (as Greg Brady), The Bradys (as Greg Brady), The Brady Kids (voice), The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Ben Williams -- b.3/7/1889 d.2/4/1953 (63)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Journalist

C. K. Williams -- b.11/4/1936 d.9/20/2015 N.S. (78)
Poet, Translator, Critic
Misc: has won nearly every poetry award.

Emlyn Williams -- b.11/26/1905 d.9/25/1987 (81)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Conductor, Welsh (Wales)

Garth Williams -- b.4/16/1912 d.5/8/1996 (84)
Illustrator, Children's Author
Book Titles: Charlotte's Web, Little House On The Prarie

Gregory Alan Williams -- b.6/12/1956
Author, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Baywatch Nights (as Garner Ellerbee)
Movie Titles: Terminator Genisys, In the Line of Fire, Remember the Titans

Harland Williams -- b.11/14/1962
Artist, Children's Author, Actor, Comedian, Radio Talk Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Radio Broadcaster, Musician, American, Canadian
TV Shows: Simon (as Simon)
Movie Titles: Dumb and Dumber, Down Periscope, RocketMan, Wag the Dog, There's Something About Mary, Superstar, The Whole Nine Yards, Freddy Got Fingered, Because of Winn-Dixie, Robots, Surf School, Meet the Robinsons, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, Madagascar 2, My Life in Ruins, Robot and Monster

Hugh Williams -- b.3/6/1904 d.12/7/1969 (65)
Writer, Actor

Jody Williams -- b.10/9/1950
Poet

John A. Williams -- b.12/5/1925 d.7/3/2015 (89)
Author, Novelist, Journalist

Mason Williams -- b.8/24/1938
Photographer, Author, Comedy Writer, Composer, Songwriter, Folk Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Abilene, Texas
Misc: some say b. 1936
Song Titles: Classical Gas
TV Shows: Andy Williams Show (writer), Glen Campbell Show (writer), Smothers Brothers (regular and writer), Pat Paulsen Show (writer), Saturday Night Live (writer)

Ralph Vaughan Williams -- b.10/12/1872 d.8/26/1958 (85)
Author, Composer, English
Misc: Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

Rowan Williams -- b.6/14/1950
Poet, Religionist, Theologian, Bishop, Welsh (Wales)
Misc: Archbishop of Canterbury

Saul Williams -- b.2/29/1972 N.S.
Poet, Musician, Hip-Pop Musician

"Tennessee" Williams -- b.3/26/1911 d.2/25/1983 (71)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Columbus, Miss.; RFMN:Thomas Lanier
Misc: some say b. in 1914
Book Titles: A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Ursula Williams -- b.4/19/1911 d.10/17/2006 (95)
Children's Author, English

William Carlos Williams -- b.9/17/1883 d.3/4/1963 (79)
Writer, Poet, Doctor, Physician

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Henry Williamson -- b.12/1/1895 d.8/13/1977 (81)
Novelist, English

Kevin Williamson -- b.3/14/1965
Writer, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Vampire Diaries (creator)
Movie Titles: Scream (series)

Marianne Williamson -- b.7/8/1952
Author, Lecturer, Teacher

Calder Willingham Jr. -- b.12/23/1922 d.2/19/1995 (72)
Novelist, Screenwriter
Misc: Academy Award nominations for his screenplays "The Graduate" and "Little Big Man."
Movie Titles: The Graduate, Little Big Man

Ted Willis -- b.1/13/1918 d.12/22/1992 (74)
Screen/Scriptwriter, English
Misc: prolific television writer

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