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Bab -- b.10/20/1819 d.7/9/1850 (30)
Philosopher, Religionist
Misc: of Baha'u'llah faith

Irving Babbitt -- b.8/2/1865 d.7/15/1933 (67)
Writer, Critic, Teacher, French
Misc: leader of the movement in literary criticism known as the "New Humanism," or Neohumanism.

Natalie Babbitt -- b.7/28/1932 N.S. d.10/31/2016 N.S. (84)
Illustrator, Writer, Children's Author
Book Titles: Tuck Everlasting

Thomas Babe -- b.3/13/1941 d.12/6/2000 (59)

Isaac Babel -- b.6/13/1894 d.3/17/1941 (46)
Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Russian

Héctor Babenco -- b.2/7/1946 d.7/13/2016 N.S. (70)
Screenwriter, Producer, Movie Producer/Director, Brazilian, Cuban
Movie Titles: Kiss of the Spider Woman

Richard Bacchelli -- b.4/19/1891 d.10/8/1985 (94)
Writer, Novelist, Italian
Misc: of historicals

Richard Bach -- b.6/23/1936
Author, Aviator
Book Titles: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Bert Bacharach -- b.3/10/1898 d.9/15/1983 (85)
Writer, Columnist

Bill Backer -- b.6/9/1926 N.S. d.5/13/2016 N.S. (89)
Author, Entertainment Figure
Misc: an Advertising Hall of Fame member famous for creating the "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" campaign for Coca Cola in 1971; was also behind advertising for Campbell's Soup, Miller Lite, Wendy's and more.
Book Titles: The Care of Feeding of Ideas

Delia Bacon -- b.2/2/1811 d.9/2/1859 (48)

Sir Francis Bacon -- b.1/22/1561 J-LD d.4/9/1626 J-LD (65)
Essayist, Philosopher, Scientist, Statesman, Attorney/Lawyer, English

Frank Bacon -- b.1/16/1864 d.11/19/1922 (58)
Dramatist/Playwright, Stage Actor

Leonard Bacon -- b.5/26/1887 d.1/1/1954 (66)

Leonard Woolsey Bacon -- b.2/19/1802 d.12/24/1881 (79)
Author, Clergyman

Roger Bacon -- b.??/??/1214 d.??/??/1294
Philosopher, Scientist

Ben Bagdikian -- b.1/26/1920 d.3/11/2016 N.S. (96)
Author, Journalist, Educator, Turkey
Names/Places: b. in the Ottoman Empire, now modern-day Turkey

Enid Bagnold -- b.10/27/1889 d.3/31/1981 (91)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, English
Book Titles: National Velvet

Bahá'u'lláh -- b.11/12/1817 d.5/29/1892 (74)
Philosopher, Religionist
Names/Places: RN:Mirza Husayn Ali
Misc: Persian; founder of the Baha'i faith

Charles Waldo Bailey II -- b.4/28/1929 d.1/3/2012 (82)
Novelist, Journalist, Editor
Misc: of a newspaper & radio

F. Lee Bailey -- b.6/10/1933
Author, Attorney, TV Host, Game Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Waltham, MA; FN:Francis
Misc: defended Patty Hearst

Richard W. Bailey -- b.10/26/1939 d.4/2/2011 (71)
Linguist, Scholar
Misc: scholar of the English language

Adrien Baillet -- b.6/13/1649 N.S. d.1/21/1706 N.S. (56)
Author, Critic, French

Donald Bain -- b.3/6/1935 N.S. d.10/21/2017 N.S. (82)
Misc: Ghostwriter; wrote over 115 books in his 40-year career
Book Titles: "J.D. Hardin" (western series), "Murder, She Wrote" (series), "Coffee, Tea or Me?" (series)

Diane Baker -- b.2/25/1938
Writer, TV/Movie Actress, Producer, Director
Names/Places: b. in Hollywood
TV Shows: Here We Go Again, The Blue & the Gray
Movie Titles: The Cable Guy, The Net, Marnie, Silence of the Lambs

Dorothy Baker -- b.4/21/1907 d.6/17/1968 (61)

Ray Stannard Baker -- b.4/17/1870 d.7/12/1946 (76)
Author, Journalist

Russell Baker -- b.8/14/1925 N.S. d.1/21/2019 N.S. (93)
Author, Humorist, Journalist, Columnist, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Loudoun County, Va.
Book Titles: Growing Up
TV Shows: Masterpiece Theater (host)

Theodore Baker -- b.6/3/1851 d.10/13/1934 (83)

Mikhail Bakunin -- b.5/18/1814 Ju-1 or 5/30/1814 N.S. d.7/1/1876 (62)
Philosopher, Revolutionary, Russian

Bob Balaban -- b.8/16/1945
Author, Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka FN:Robert
Movie Titles: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ghost World, 2010, Girlfriends, Absence of Malice, Altered States, A Mighty Wind

David Baldacci -- b.8/5/1960
Book Titles: Absolute Power

John Lloyd Balderston -- b.10/22/1889 d.3/8/1954 (64)

Letitia Baldrige -- b.2/9/1926 N.S. d.10/29/2012 N.S. (86)
TV Shows: Jacqueline Kennedy's Social Secretary

Cherith Baldry -- b.1/21/1947 N.S.
Novelist, English
Names/Places: pen name: Erin Hunter
Book Titles: Warriors (series), The Seekers (series), Exiled from Camelot, The Reliquary Ring

Faith Baldwin -- b.10/1/1893 d.3/18/1978 (84)

James Arthur Baldwin -- b.8/2/1924 d.11/30/1987 (63)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Essayist, Civil Rights Leader, Gay

J. G. Ballard -- b.11/15/1930 d.4/19/2009 (78)
Sci-fi Writer, Chinese
Names/Places: RFMN:James Graham
Movie Titles: Empire of the Sun

Robert Ballard -- b.6/30/1942
Author, Naval Officer, Explorer, Geologist
Misc: discovered the sunken Titanic in 1985

Margaret Ballinger -- b.1/11/1894 d.??/??/1980
Author, Politician

George Bancroft -- b.10/3/1800 N.S. d.1/17/1891 N.S. (90)
Author, Historian, Statesman
Names/Places: NN:The Father of American History

Manuel Bandeira -- b.4/19/1886 d.10/13/1968 (82)
Poet, Brazilian

Dennis Banks -- b.4/12/1937 N.S. d.10/29/2017 N.S. (80)
Author, Lecturer, Teacher, Political Activist, Native American

Russell Banks -- b.3/28/1940
Writer, Poet
Misc: writer of fiction and poetry
Book Titles: Continental Drift, Affliction, Rule of the Bone, Cloudsplitter, The Darling

Benjamin Banneker -- b.11/9/1731 d.10/9/1806 (74)
Author, Astronomer, Inventor, Mathematician
Misc: Clockmaker; almanacs

Margaret Culkin Banning -- b.3/18/1891 d.1/4/1982 (90)

Steve Bannos -- b.8/5/1960
Writer, Actor
TV Shows: Freaks and Geeks (as Mr. Kowchevski), Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Movie Titles: Love, The Heat

Imamu Amiri Baraka -- b.10/7/1934 d.1/9/2014 (79)
Dramatist/Playwright, Essayist, Poet, Political Activist
Names/Places: RN:LeRoi Jones

Haley Barbour -- b.10/22/1947 N.S.
Author, Politician, Governor
Misc: Former Republican National Chairman

John Barbour -- b.4/24/1929 d.5/8/2004 (75)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Comedian, TV Host, TV Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Real People

Richard L. Bare -- b.8/12/1913 d.3/28/2015 (101)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Producer/Director

Arturo Barea -- b.9/20/1897 d.12/24/1957 (60)
Author, Writer, Journalist, Spanish

Clive Barker -- b.10/5/1952
Horror Writer, Actor, Producer/Director, English
Book Titles: Hellraiser (series), Candyman (series)

George Barker -- b.2/26/1913 d.10/27/1991 (78)
Poet, English

Joel Barlow -- b.3/24/1754 N.S. d.12/26/1812 N.S. (58)
Writer, Poet, Politician, Diplomat, American
Misc: political writer

John Perry Barlow -- b.10/3/1947 N.S. d.2/6/2018 N.S. (70)
Essayist, Poet, Lyricist
Misc: a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Freedom of the Press Foundation
Group Names: The Grateful Dead (lyricist)

Thelma Barlow -- b.6/19/1929
Writer, Actress, English

Ralph Barnaby -- b.1/21/1893 d.5/14/1986 (93)
Author, Poet

Clive Barnes -- b.5/13/1927 d.11/19/2008 (81)
Critic, Journalist, English
Misc: Theater critic of NY Times and NY Post

Joanna Barnes -- b.11/15/1934
Writer, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Boston, MA
Misc: NOT related to either Barnes or Barnes
Movie Titles: Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie

Julian Barnes -- b.1/19/1946
Novelist, TV Critic, English
Book Titles: The Sense of an Endin, Flaubert's Parrot, England, Arthur and George

Margaret Ayer Barnes -- b.4/8/1886 N.S. d.10/25/1967 N.S. (81)

Peter Barnes -- b.1/1/1931 d.7/1/2004 (73)
Dramatist/Playwright, English

Luke Barnett -- b.2/13/1983
Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Grounded For Life (as Nick)

Clarence Lewis Barnhart -- b.12/30/1900 d.10/24/1993 (92)

Edith Barr -- b.3/29/1831 d.3/10/1919 (87)
Author, Journalist

Nevada Barr -- b.3/1/1952 N.S.
Novelist, Mystery Writer
Book Titles: 13 1/2, Seeking Enlightment, Bittersweet, Anna Pigeon (series)

Benjamin Barr-Lindsey -- b.11/25/1869 d.3/26/1943 (73)
Author, Judge/Jurist

William Barrett -- b.12/30/1913 d.9/8/1992 (78)
Misc: one of the foremost American interpreters of the philosophy of existentialism

William E. Barrett -- b.11/16/1900 d.9/14/1986 (85)

Sir James Matthew Barrie -- b.5/9/1860 d.6/19/1937 (77)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Scotish
Book Titles: Peter Pan

Dave Barry -- b.7/3/1947
Humorist, Columnist

Lynda Barry -- b.1/2/1956
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Author, Actress
Misc: Ernie Pook's Comeek
Book Titles: The Good Times

Philip Barry -- b.6/18/1896 d.12/3/1949 (53)
Movie Titles: Philadelphia Story

Diana Barrymore -- b.3/3/1921 d.1/25/1960 (38)
Writer, Movie Actress
Names/Places: RLN:Blanche Blythe

Elaine Jacobs Barrymore -- b.7/16/1915 d.3/1/2003 (87)
Author, Actress
Names/Places: John's wife

Maurice Barrymore -- b.9/21/1849 N.S. d.3/25/1905 N.S. (55)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, India
Names/Places: RN:Herbert Blythe; father of Lionel, Ethel, & John

Lionel Bart -- b.8/1/1930 d.4/3/1999 (68)
Dramatist/Playwright, Composer, Lyricist, Bandleader, English
Names/Places: RLN:Begleiter
Misc: stage: Oliver!

John Barth -- b.5/27/1930
Author, Writer, Short Story Writer, American

Roland Barth -- b.5/18/1937

Donald Barthelme -- b.4/7/1931 d.7/23/1989 (58)
Writer, Novelist, Short Story Writer
Misc: Wrote a Snow White parody

Maria Bartiromo -- b.9/11/1967 N.S.
Author, Journalist, Columnist
Misc: Financial Reporter

John Bartlett -- b.6/14/1820 d.12/3/1905 (85)
Lexicographer, Publisher, Editor
Book Titles: Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

John Russell Bartlett -- b.10/23/1805 d.5/28/1886 (80)

Vernon Bartlett -- b.4/30/1894 d.1/18/1983 (88)
Writer, Politician, Civil Rights Leader, British

Jacques Barzun -- b.11/30/1907 d.10/25/2012 (104)
Author, Historian, French
Book Titles: The House of Interlect

James Lance "Lansten" Bass -- b.5/4/1979 N.S.
Author, Actor, Producer, Dancer, Pop Singer, Gay
Group Names: 'N Sync

Jules Bass -- b.9/16/1935 N.S.
Author, Producer/Director, Composer, Lyricist
Misc: Rankin/Bass productions with Arthur Rankin Jr.; best known as a co-director and producer of a wide array of stop motion animated features and specials.
Book Titles: Herb the Vegetarian Dragon (series)
Movie Titles: The Daydreamer, Mad Monster Party

Natalie Bassingthwaighte -- b.9/1/1975 N.S.
Author, Actress, Pop Singer, Australian
TV Shows: All Saints

Mario Batali -- b.9/19/1960
Writer, Chef, Restaurateur, Personality
TV Shows: Iron Chef

John Calvin Batchelor -- b.4/29/1948

Walter Jackson Bate -- b.5/23/1918 d.7/26/1999 (81)
Author, Biographer, Educator

Katharine Lee "Kathie" Bates -- b.8/12/1859 d.3/28/1929 (69)
Author, Poet, Editor, Educator, Lyricist
Song Titles: America the Beautiful (lyricist)

Gregory Bateson -- b.5/9/1904 d.7/4/1980 (76)
Author, Scientist, Anthropologist, British
Names/Places: Margaret Mead's hubby
Misc: behavioral; studied schizophrenia

Jean Batten -- b.9/15/1909 d.11/22/1982 (73)
Author, New Zealand
Misc: the first woman to fly solo Australia

Lloyd Battista -- b.5/14/1937
Writer, Actor
Movie Titles: In Hell, Love and Death, Chisum

O. A. Battista -- b.6/20/1917 d.10/3/1995 (78)
Author, Scientist, Chemist, Canadian

Charles Pierre Baudelaire -- b.4/9/1821 d.8/31/1867 (46)
Poet, Translator, Critic, French

Helen Bauer -- b.8/14/1900 d.??/??/????

Lyman Frank Baum -- b.5/15/1856 d.5/6/1919 (62)
Children's Author
Book Titles: The Wizard of Oz

Vicki Baum -- b.1/24/1888 d.8/29/1960 (72)
Author, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Australian

Nina Bawden -- b.1/19/1925 d.8/22/2012 (87)
Novelist, Children's Author, English
Book Titles: Carrie's War

Charles Baxter -- b.5/13/1947
Author, Novelist, Essayist, Poet

Raymond Baxter -- b.1/25/1922 N.S. d.9/15/2006 N.S. (84)
Author, TV Host, English
TV Shows: Tomorrow's World

Trevor (Actor) Baxter -- b.11/18/1932 N.S. d.7/16/2017 N.S. (84)
Playwright, Actor, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who (as Professor Litefoot, 1977)
Movie Titles: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Van Wilder 2, The Hunchback, Cold Comfort Farm

Pierre Bayle -- b.11/18/1647 N.S. d.12/28/1706 N.S. (59)
Critic, Philosopher, French

André Bazin -- b.4/18/1918 d.11/11/1958 (40)
Author, Critic, French
Misc: Film Theorist

Rex Beach -- b.12/1/1877 d.12/7/1949 (72)
Author, Producer

Orson Bean -- b.7/22/1928
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Burlington, VT; RN:Dallas Frederick Burrows; Calvin Coolidge's 3rd cousin; Alley Mills' hubby
TV Shows: I've Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Reverend Brim), Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman (as Loren Bray)
Movie Titles: Being John Malkovich, The Hobbit (1977)

Greg Bear -- b.8/20/1951
Sci-fi Writer
Misc: one of the five co-founders of the San Diego Comic-Con
Book Titles: Forge of God (series), The Way (series), Queen of Angels, Darwin;s Radio, Darwin's Children, Anvil of Stars, Eon, Blood Music

Daniel Carter Beard -- b.6/21/1850 d.6/11/1941 (90)
Artist, Illustrator, Author, Philanthropist
Misc: organized the first Boy Scouts of America troop

James Beard -- b.5/5/1903 d.1/23/1985 (81)
Author, Chef
Misc: Cooking expert

Mary Ritter Beard -- b.8/5/1876 d.8/14/1958 (82)
Author, Historian

Chris Bearde -- b.6/18/1936 N.S. d.4/23/2017 N.S. (80)
Comedy Writer, Producer/Director
Misc: famous for co-writing and producing television specials for Elvis Presley, Bob Hope, Sonny & Cher, Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Andy Williams, The Jackson 5, The Osmonds, Dinah Shore, Diana Ross, and Lucille Ball
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, The Gong Show (format creator), That's My Mama

Ann Beattie -- b.9/8/1947
Author, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Columnist
Misc: of New Yorker

Roger Beatty -- b.1/24/1933
Writer, Director
TV Shows: The Carol Burnett Show, Carol Burnett and Company, Mama's Family
Movie Titles: The Billion Dollar Hobo

Stephen Ira Beatty -- b.1/8/1992 N.S.
Writer, Poet
Names/Places: originally Annette Bening and Warren Beatty's daughter as Kathlyn Elizabeth Bening-Beatty

Warren Beatty -- b.3/30/1937
Screen/Scriptwriter, Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Richmond, Va.; FN:Henry; Shirley MacLaine's brother; Annette Bening's hubby
TV Shows: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Milton Armitage)
Movie Titles: Shampoo, Dick Tracy, Bugsy, Reds, Heaven Can't Wait, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Bonnie & Clyde, Ishtar, Reds. Bulworth

Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais -- b.1/24/1732 N.S. d.5/18/1799 N.S. (67)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Courtier, French

Francis Beaumont -- b.??/??/1584 d.3/6/1616 J-LD
Dramatist, English

Francis Bebey -- b.7/15/1929 d.5/28/2001 (71)
Novelist, Poet, Filmmaker, Composer, Musicologist, Singer/Guitarist

Cesare Beccaria -- b.3/15/1738 N.S. d.11/28/1794 N.S. (56)
Philosopher, Criminologist, Italian

Julian Beck -- b.5/31/1925 d.9/14/1985 (60)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Director

Gilbert A. Beckett -- b.1/9/1811 d.8/30/1856 (45)
Dramatist/Playwright, Humorist, English

Samuel Beckett -- b.4/13/1906 d.12/22/1989 (83)
Author, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Critic, Irish

Reginald Beckwith -- b.11/2/1908 d.6/26/1965 (56)
Writer, Actor, English
Movie Titles: 39 Steps, Dr. in Love

Henry Ward Beecher -- b.6/24/1813 d.3/8/1887 (73)
Author, Orator, Clergyman, Social Reformer, Abolitionist
Names/Places: Catherine Beecher & Harriet Beecher Stowe's brother

Harriet Elizabeth Beecher-Stowe -- b.6/14/1811 d.7/1/1896 (85)
Names/Places: Catherine Beecher & Henry Ward Beecher's sister
Book Titles: Uncle Tom's Cabin

Sir Max Beerbohm -- b.8/24/1872 d.5/20/1956 (83)
Caricaturist, Author, Essayist, Critic, English
Misc: of Saturday Review

Brendan Behan -- b.2/9/1923 d.3/20/1964 (41)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Irish, Gay

Aphra Behn -- b.12/14/1640 J-LD d.4/16/1689 J-LD (48)
Novelist, Poet, Translator, Playwright, English
Misc: Baptised Dec 14, 1640

Greg Behrendt -- b.7/21/1963
Author, Comedian, Producer
Book Titles: Walking the Room, The Reigning Monarchs, He's Just Not That into You, The Greg Behrendt Show
Album Titles: Greg Behrendt Is Uncool (2006), That Guy From That Thing (2009), Original Uncool (2011)
TV Shows: Sex and the City (script consultant), The Greg Behrendt Show, Greg Behrendt's Wake Up Call
Movie Titles: Air Guitar Nation, He's Just Not That Into You (writer)

Samuel Nathaniel Behrman -- b.6/9/1893 d.9/9/1973 (80)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter

Albert Bein -- b.5/18/1902 d.1/4/1990 (87)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Romanian

David Belasco -- b.7/25/1854 d.5/14/1931 (76)
Writer, Dramatist/Playwright, Stage Producer/Director

Béla Belázs -- b.8/4/1884 d.5/17/1949 (64)
Poet, Critic, Screenwriter, Jewish, Hungarian

Alan Bell -- b.5/13/1957
Writer, Producer/Director, English
TV Shows: Last of the Summer Wine, Ripping Yams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galazy (TV adaptation), There's A Lot of It About, The Clairvoyant, Wyatt's Watchdogs, Split Ends

Art Bell -- b.6/17/1945 N.S. d.4/13/2018 N.S. (72)
Author, Radio Talk Show Host
Misc: the founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM

Clive Bell -- b.9/16/1881 d.9/17/1964 (83)
Author, Art Critic, English

Josephine Bell -- b.12/8/1897 d.4/24/1987 (89)
Novelist, Physician, English
Misc: best known for her numerous detective novels, in which poison and unusual methods of murder are prominent.

Edward Bellamy -- b.3/26/1850 N.S. d.5/22/1898 N.S. (48)
Author, Social Reformer

Bruce Belland -- b.10/26/1936
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Songwriter, Singer
Misc: became a network TV exec
Group Names: The Four Preps
TV Shows: The Tim Conway Show

Melvin Belli -- b.7/29/1907 d.7/9/1996 (88)
Author, Attorney/Lawyer
Names/Places: NN:The King Of Torts
Misc: famed criminal attorney

Paul Bellini -- b.9/12/1963
Comedy Writer, Comedian, Canadian
TV Shows: Kids In The Hall, You Gotta Eat Here!, This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Movie Titles: Locker Room

Donald P. Bellisario -- b.8/8/1935
Screenwriter, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Airwolf, Tales of the Gold Monkey, Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I., NCIS, Quantum Leap, JAG

Andrés Bello -- b.11/29/1781 d.10/15/1865 (83)
Author, Poet, Philosopher, Humanist, Diplomat, Scholar, Educator, Chilean

Hilaire Belloc -- b.7/27/1870 d.7/16/1953 (82)
Writer, English
Misc: best known for his nonsensical verse for children

Saul Bellow -- b.6/10/1915 d.4/5/2005 (89)
Novelist, Jewish, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Quebec

Richard Belzer -- b.8/4/1944
Author, Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Thicke of the Night (regular); Homicide: Life On The Street (as John Munch), Law and Order Special Victims Unit (as Det. John Munch)
Movie Titles: Scarface, Man on the Moon

Ludwig Bemelmans -- b.4/27/1898 d.10/1/1962 (64)
Illustrator, Author, Humorist

Samuel Flagg Bemis -- b.10/20/1891 d.9/26/1973 (81)
Author, Historian

Jacinto Benavente y Martínez -- b.8/12/1866 N.S. d.7/14/1954 N.S. (87)
Dramatist/Playwright, Spanish
Misc: wrote over 170 plays

Nathaniel Benchley -- b.11/13/1915 d.12/14/1981 (66)

Peter Bradford Benchley -- b.5/8/1940 d.2/11/2006 (65)
Novelist, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Book Titles: Jaws, The Deep

Robert Charles Benchley -- b.9/15/1889 d.11/21/1945 (56)
Short Story Writer, Critic, Humorist, Editor, Biographer, Movie Actor, Comedian
Misc: Harvard's Lampoon
Book Titles: My 10 Years in a Quandary

Russ Bender -- b.1/1/1910 d.8/16/1969 (59)
Writer, Actor
Movie Titles: Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster

Stephen Vincent Benét -- b.7/22/1898 d.3/13/1943 (44)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet
Book Titles: The Devil And Daniel Webster

William Rose Benet -- b.2/2/1886 d.5/4/1950 (64)
Novelist, Poet, Critic, Journalist

Gregory Benford -- b.1/30/1941
Author, Sci-fi Writer, Astrophysicist
Book Titles: Galactic Center Saga (series)

Roberto Benigni -- b.10/27/1952
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Director, Italian
Movie Titles: Pinocchio, The Monmster, The Tiger and the Snow, Life is Beatutiful

H. Jon Benjamin -- b.5/23/1966 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Jon Benjamin Has a Van (star), The Jenny McCarthy Show, Home Movies (as Coach John McGuirk, Jason Penoplis and more), Bob's Burgers (as Bob Belcher), Dr. Katz Professional Therapist (as Ben Katz), Archer (as Sterling Archer), WordGirl

Paul Benko -- b.7/14/1928
Author, Chess Player, Olympic Athlete

Alan Bennett -- b.5/9/1934 N.S.
Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor, English

Arnold Bennett -- b.5/27/1867 N.S. d.3/27/1931 N.S. (63)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Critic, English
Names/Places: FN: Enoch
Book Titles: Great Babylon

Charles Bennett -- b.8/2/1899 d.6/15/1995 (95)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, English
Misc: collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on such suspense classics as "The 39 Steps" and "The Man Who Knew Too Much."

Harve Bennett -- b.8/17/1930 N.S. d.2/25/2015 N.S. (84)
Screenwriter, TV/Movie Producer

Lerone Bennett Jr. -- b.10/17/1928 d.2/14/2018 N.S. (89)
Writer, Editor, Historian, Scholar

Nigel Bennett -- b.11/19/1949
Writer, Actor, Director, Canadian, English
TV Shows: Forever Knight (as Lucien LaCroix)
Movie Titles: Legends of the Fall, Cypher, The Skulls

Arthur Benson -- b.4/24/1862 d.6/17/1925 (63)
Essayist, Songwriter, British

Mildred Wirt Benson -- b.7/10/1905 d.5/28/2002 (96)
Book Titles: Nancy Drew Mysteries

Robby Benson -- b.1/21/1956
Writer, Jewish, Professor, Soap Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Dallas, Texas; RN:Robbie Segal
Misc: a USC professor
TV Shows: Beauty & The Beast (as the beast) Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Edward "Ted" Spellman season 1), Exosquad
Movie Titles: Prince Valiant, Ice Castles, One on One, The Chosen, Godfather, Die Laughing, Ode to Billy Joe, Tribute

Robert Hugh Benson -- b.11/18/1871 d.10/19/1914 (42)
Author, Poet, Clergyman, Religionist, English

Sally Benson -- b.9/3/1897 d.7/19/1972 (74)

Jeremy Heinrich Bentham -- b.2/15/1748 N.S. or 2/4/1747 J-LD d.6/6/1832 N.S. (84)
Philosopher, Economist, Social Reformer, English

Edmund Clerihew Bentley -- b.7/10/1875 d.3/30/1956 (80)
Author, Journalist
Misc: Clerihewist inventor

Jim Benton -- b.10/31/1960 N.S.
Cartoonist, Children's Author
Book Titles: Happy Bunny (series), Dear Dumb Diary (series)

Robert Benton -- b.9/29/1932 N.S.
Screenwriter, Movie Director
Movie Titles: Kramer vs Kramer

Bert Berdis -- b.3/23/1939
Comedy Writer, TV/Radio Actor, Comedian
Misc: of the Dick (Orkin) & Bert comedy team
TV Shows: Tim Conway Show

Bernard Berenson -- b.6/26/1865 d.10/6/1959 (94)
Author, Art Critic, Russian

Jan Berenstain -- b.7/26/1923 d.2/24/2012 (88)
Children's Author
Book Titles: The Berenstain Bears

Bruce Beresford -- b.8/16/1940
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director, Australian
Movie Titles: Double Jeopardy, Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies, Driving Miss Daisy

A. Scott Berg -- b.12/4/1949
Writer, Biographer

Adam Berg -- b.8/16/1989 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Studio C

Gertrude Berg -- b.10/3/1899 d.9/14/1966 (66)
Writer, TV/Radio Actress, Movie/Stage Actress, Producer/Director
Names/Places: RLN:Edelstein
TV Shows: The Goldbergs (as Molly Goldberg), The Gertrude Berg Show (as Sarah Green)

Peter Berg -- b.3/11/1964
Writer, Actor, Producer/Director
Misc: b. in 1962?
TV Shows: Chicago Hope (as Dr. Billy Kronk)
Movie Titles: Lone Survivor, Collateral, Battleship

Marilyn Berger -- b.8/23/1935
Author, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist

Senta Berger -- b.5/13/1941
Author, Movie Actress, Producer, Austrian

Thomas Berger -- b.7/20/1924 d.7/13/2014 (89)
Book Titles: Little Big Man

Andrew Bergman -- b.2/20/1945
Screenwriter, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Blazing Saddles, Striptease, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Freshman

Ingmar Bergman -- b.7/14/1918 d.7/30/2007 (89)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Protestant, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director, Stage Director, Singer, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in Knoxville, TN; FN:Ernest; wed 6x's

Marilyn Bergman -- b.11/10/1929
Author, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter

Henri Bergson -- b.10/18/1859 d.1/4/1941 (81)
Author, Philosopher, French
Book Titles: Creative Evolution

George Berkeley -- b.3/12/1685 d.1/14/1753 (67)
Philosopher, Religionist, Irish

Milton Berle -- b.7/12/1908 d.3/27/2002 (93)
Author, Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Berlinger; NN:Uncle Milty & Mr. Television; 2x Joyce Mathews' hubby
TV Shows: Batman (as Louie the Lilac) Texaco Star Theater (hosted for 8 years as TV ownership skyrocketed)

Ellin Berlin -- b.3/22/1902 d.7/29/1988 (86)
Names/Places: MaN:MacKay; Irving Berlin's wife

Sir Isaiah Berlin -- b.6/6/1909 d.11/5/1997 (88)
Writer, British

Jeannie Berlin -- b.11/1/1949
Screenwriter, Actress
Names/Places: Elaine May's daughter
TV Shows: The Night Of (TV mini-series)
Movie Titles: The Heartbreak Kid, Margaret, Cafe Society, Inherent Vice

Charles Berlitz -- b.11/22/1913 d.12/18/2003 (90)
Linguist, Philanthropist
Misc: Berlitz Schools of Languages

Susan Bernard -- b.2/11/1948 N.S.
Author, Jewish, Actress, Playmate
Names/Places: aka Sue Bernard
Misc: December 1966

Daniel Bernoulli -- b.1/29/1700 Ju-1 or 2/8/1700 N.S. d.3/17/1782
Philosopher, Scientist, Mathematician, Physicist, Dutch (Netherlands), Swiss
Misc: Hydrodynamics, calculus, theory of probability

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