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Roald Dahl -- b.9/13/1916 d.11/23/1990 (74)
Short Story Writer, Children's Author, Screen/Scriptwriter, Welsh (Wales)
Names/Places: Patricia Neal's ex-
Book Titles: James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, George's Marvellous Medicine, The Twits, Tales of the Unexpected, My Uncle Oswald
Movie Titles: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (screenwriter)

Sophie Dahl -- b.9/15/1977 N.S.
Author, Actress, Model, English

Edward Dahlberg -- b.7/22/1900 d.2/27/1977 (76)
Novelist, Essayist, Critic

Janet Dailey -- b.5/21/1944 d.12/14/2013 (69)
Misc: writer of romances

Bill Daily -- b.8/30/1927 N.S. d.9/4/2018 N.S. (91)
Screenwriter, TV Actor, Comedian, TV Director
TV Shows: I Dream of Jeannie (as Captain Roger Healey), The Bob Newhart Show (as Howard Borden), Aloha Paradise

Bob Daisley -- b.2/13/1950
Author, Lyricist, Songwriter, Bassist, Rock & Roll Bassist, Australian
Misc: in the genres of rock, blues, R&B, hard rock, and metal.
Group Names: Uriah Heep

Jean le Rond d'Alembert -- b.11/16/1717 N.S. d.10/29/1783 N.S. (65)
Writer, Philosopher, Mathematician, French
Misc: who achieved fame as a mathematician and scientist before acquiring a considerable reputation as a contributor to and editor of the famous Encyclopedia; likely b. on Nov 16

Alice Dalgleish -- b.10/7/1893 d.6/11/1979 (85)
Children's Author

Ian Dalrymple -- b.8/26/1903 d.3/28/1989 (85)
Screen/Scriptwriter, South African

Jean Dalrymple -- b.9/5/1902 N.S. d.11/15/1998 N.S. (96)
Playwright, Stage Producer/Director

Darren Dalton -- b.2/9/1965
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: Red Dawn, The Outsiders, The Day The Earth Stopped, The Land That Time Forgot

Augustin Daly -- b.7/2/1838 d.6/7/1899 (60)

Matt Damon -- b.10/8/1970
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor
Movie Titles: The Rainmaker, Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, All the Pretty Horses, Ocean's Eleven, The Bourne Identity, Stuck on You, The Bourne Supremacy, Ocean's Twelve, The Brothers Grimm, Syriana, The Departed, The Good Shepherd

Bill Dana -- b.10/5/1924 d.6/15/2017 N.S. (92)
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Quincy, MA
Misc: worked for Steve Allen
Song Titles: The Astronaut (as José Jiménez)
TV Shows: No Soap Radio, Bill Dana Show (as Jose Jimenez the Astronaut)

Richard Henry Dana Jr. -- b.8/1/1815 d.1/6/1882 (66)
Novelist, Attorney/Lawyer

Charles Dance -- b.10/10/1946 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Director, English
TV Shows: Game of Thrones
Movie Titles: The Imitation Game, Alien 3, Ghostbusters (2016), Gosford Park, The Last Action Hero

Rodney Dangerfield -- b.11/22/1921 d.10/5/2004 (82)
Comedy Writer, Movie Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Babylon, NY; RN:Jacob Cohen then Jack Roy
Misc: Never gets no respect
Song Titles: Rappin' Rodney
TV Shows: Caddyshack, Back to School, Meet Wally Sparks

Jeff Daniels -- b.2/19/1955
Playwright, Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Atlanta
Album Titles: Jeff Daniels Live and Unplugged, Jeff Daniels Live at the Purple Rose Theater, Grandfather's Hat, Keep It Right There, Together Again, Days Like These
TV Shows: The Newsroom (as Will McAvoy)
Movie Titles: Radio Days, The Butcher's Wife, Pleasantville, Speed, Terms of Endearment, Dumb and Dumber, Ragtime, 101 Dalmations, Trial and Error, Pleasantville, My Favorite Martian (1999), I Witness, Good Night and Good Luck, The Squid and the Whale, Infamous, Space Chimps, The Answer Man, Looper, Dumb and Dumber To, Steve Jobs, The Martian

Lee Daniels -- b.12/24/1959 N.S.
Screenwriter, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Empire (creator and writer)
Movie Titles: The Paperboy (writer), Lee Daniels' The Butler (producer / director), Precious (producer / director)

Stormy Daniels -- b.3/17/1979 N.S.
Screenwriter, XXX-rated actress, Director, Stripper

Frederic Dannay -- b.10/20/1905 d.9/3/1982 (76)
Novelist, Essayist, Mystery Writer
Names/Places: Pen Name:Ellery Queen

Gabriele D'Annunzio -- b.3/12/1863 d.3/1/1938 (74)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Soldier, Italian

Nicholas Dante -- b.11/22/1941 d.5/21/1991 (49)
Misc: the co-author of the musical "A Chorus Line"

Edwidge Danticat -- b.1/19/1969 N.S.

Frank Darabont -- b.1/28/1959
Writer, Producer/Director, French
TV Shows: Mob City, The Walking Dead (writer)
Movie Titles: The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist

Mireille Darc -- b.5/15/1938 d.8/27/2017 N.S. (79)
Writer, Actress, Model, French
Misc: often compared to Brigitte Bardot

Christopher Darden -- b.4/7/1956
Lecturer, Attorney, Lawyer, Actor

Sir Frank Darling -- b.6/23/1903 d.10/22/1979 (76)
Author, Scientist, Scotish

R. D. Darrell -- b.12/13/1903 d.5/1/1988 (84)

Bernard Darwin -- b.9/7/1876 d.10/18/1961 (85)
Writer, Golfer, Golf Writer, English
Names/Places: grandson of naturalist Charles

Charles Robert Darwin -- b.2/12/1809 d.4/19/1882 (73)
Author, Scientist, Naturalist, British
Misc: Evolutionist; established theory of organic evolution

Erasmus Darwin -- b.12/12/1731 d.4/18/1802 (70)
Poet, Physician, English
Names/Places: Charles' granddad

James Dashner -- b.11/26/1972 N.S.
Children's Author
Book Titles: The 13th Reality (series), Jimmy Fincher Saga, The Maze Runner

Agostinho da Silva -- b.2/13/1906 d.4/3/1994 (88)
Novelist, Poet, Critic, Philosopher, Portuguese

José Da Silveira -- b.5/14/1965
Painter, Writer
Names/Places: b. in Nampula, Mozambique

Jules Dassin -- b.12/18/1911 d.3/31/2008 (96)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Director

Alphonse Daudet -- b.5/13/1840 d.12/16/1897 (57)
Writer, French

Ingri D'Aulaire -- b.12/27/1904 d.10/24/1980 (75)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Adam Davenport -- b.5/27/1984 N.S.
Short Story Writer, Screenwriter, Actor, Director, Singer, Gay
Names/Places: Home
Song Titles: My Return Address is You

Charles Davenport -- b.6/1/1866 d.2/18/1944 (77)
Author, Zoologist

Guy Davenport -- b.11/23/1927 d.1/4/2005 (77)
Painter, Author, Poet

Marcia Davenport -- b.6/9/1903 d.1/16/1996 (92)
Novelist, Historian
Names/Places: Stephanie Zimbalist's aunt

Delmer Daves -- b.7/24/1904 d.8/17/1977 (73)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director

Robert Davi -- b.6/26/1951
Writer, Actor, Producer/Director, Opera Singer
Misc: some say b. 1954 or 1956
TV Shows: The Gangster Chronicles, Profiler (as Agent Bailey Malone)
Movie Titles: Die Hard, The Goonies, License to Kill

Larry David -- b.7/2/1947
Comedy Writer, Comedian, TV Producer
TV Shows: Fridays (regular), Seinfeld (creator), Curb Your Enthusiasm (star), Whatever Works, Saturday Night Live (as Bernie Sanders in its 41st season)

Alexandra David-Neal -- b.10/24/1868 d.9/8/1969 (100)
Author, Explorer, French

John Davidson -- b.4/11/1857 d.3/23/1909 (51)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Scotish

Hunter Davies -- b.1/7/1936
Author, Journalist, Columnist, Scotish

Robertson Davies -- b.8/28/1913 d.12/2/1995 (82)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Canadian
Names/Places: MN:William

Terence Davies -- b.11/10/1945
Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Director, English

William Henry Davies -- b.7/3/1871 d.9/26/1940 (69)
Writer, Poet, Welsh (Wales)

Adelle Davis -- b.2/25/1904 d.5/31/1974 (70)
Author, Nutritionist
Book Titles: Let's Stay Healthy

Andrew Davis -- b.11/21/1946
Writer, Producer/Director, Cinematographer
Movie Titles: Holes, Code of Silence, Above the Law, Under Siege, The Fugitive

Carole Davis -- b.2/17/1958
Writer, Actress, Songwriter, Singer, English
TV Shows: Mannequin, the Flamingo Kid, If Looks Could Kill, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

Dorothy Salisbury Davis -- b.4/25/1916 N.S. d.8/3/2014 N.S. (98)
Crime Writer

Gerry Davis -- b.2/23/1930 d.8/31/1991 (61)
Writer, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who

Harold L. Davis -- b.10/18/1896 d.10/31/1960 (64)

Jeff (Screenwriter) Davis -- b.6/13/1975 N.S.
Screenwriter, TV Executive
TV Shows: Criminal Minds (executive for season 1), Teen Wolf (creator, writer and executive producer)

Michael Davis -- b.8/23/1953
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Director, Juggler

Ossie Davis -- b.12/18/1917 d.2/4/2005 (87)
Dramatist/Playwright, Children's Author, TV/Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Cogdell, GA; Ruby Dee's hubby
TV Shows: BL Stryker (as Oz Jackson), Evening Shade (as Ponder Blue), Promised Land (as Erasmus Jones)
Movie Titles: I'm Not Rappaport, Dr. Dolittle

Owen Davis -- b.1/29/1874 d.10/13/1956 (82)

Peter Davis -- b.1/2/1937
Author, Writer, Journalist, Movie Producer

Richard Harding Davis -- b.4/18/1864 d.4/11/1916 (51)
Author, Correspondent, Journalist

Tom Davis -- b.8/13/1952 d.7/19/2012 (59)
Comedy Writer, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (occasional member 1976-80)

Patti Ann Davis-Reagan -- b.10/21/1952
Writer, Environmentalist, Actress, Singer
Names/Places: Nancy Reagan and Ronald's daughter
Misc: some say b. Oct 22

Richard Dawkins -- b.3/26/1941 N.S.
Novelist, Athiest, Kenyan
Misc: a harsh critic of creationism; famous for his contributions to the world of science
Book Titles: The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion

Les Dawson -- b.2/2/1931 N.S. d.6/10/1993 N.S. (62)
Writer, Actor, Comedian, English

Bobby Day -- b.7/1/1930 d.7/27/1990 (60)
Author, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Robert James Byrd Sr.
Misc: Doo Wop; some say b. in 1932
Song Titles: Rockin' Robin

Charlie Day -- b.2/9/1976
Writer, Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (as Charlie Kelly and creator)
Movie Titles: Monsters University, Pacific Rim, Horrible Bosses, The Lego Movie
Video Games: Lego Dimensions, Disney Infinity

Clarence Day -- b.11/18/1874 d.12/28/1935 (61)
Essayist, Humorist
Book Titles: Life With Father

Dorothy Day -- b.11/8/1897 d.11/29/1980 (83)
Author, Social Reformer
Misc: Catholic Worker Movement

Felicia Day -- b.6/28/1979
Writer, Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Eureka (as Holly Marten), The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (as Ginger Root voice), TableTop (producer), The Guild (producer and as Codex), The Flog (producer), Co-optitude (producer)

James Day -- b.4/21/1899 d.1/5/1983 (83)
Author, Publisher, British

Mikey Day -- b.3/20/1980 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Mad, The Underground, Saturday Night Live, Robot Chicken
Movie Titles: Brother Nature

Cecil Day-Lewis -- b.4/27/1904 d.5/22/1972 (68)
Poet, Irish
Misc: poet-laureate

Assaf Dayan -- b.11/23/1945 d.5/1/2014 N.S. (68)
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, Director, Israeli
Names/Places: aka Assi Dayan or Asaf "Assi" Dayan

John Wesley Dean III -- b.10/14/1938
Author, Presidential Aide, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: ex-White House counsel; Watergate figure

Joaquim Pedro De Andrade -- b.5/25/1932 d.9/10/1988 (56)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Director, Brazilian

Barbara DeAngelis -- b.3/4/1951
Author, Lecturer, Psychologist, TV Talk Show Hostess
Book Titles: How to Make Love All the Time, Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know, Are You The One for Me?, Real Moments
TV Shows: The Barbara De Angelis Show

James Dearden -- b.9/14/1949
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: A Kiss Before Dying, Pascali's Island, Rogue Trader, Fatal Attraction

Terry Deary -- b.1/3/1946 N.S.
Children's Author, English
Book Titles: Horrible Histories (series), Master Crook's (series)

Jeffrey Deaver -- b.5/6/1950
Mystery Writer, Crime Writer

Ramón Pérez de Ayala -- b.8/9/1880 d.8/5/1962 (81)
Novelist, Poet, Critic, Spanish

Honoré de Balzac -- b.5/20/1799 d.8/18/1850 (51)
Novelist, Playwright, French

Simone de Beauvoir -- b.1/9/1908 d.4/14/1986 (78)
Novelist, Essayist, Philosopher, Feminist, French

Cyranno de Bergerac -- b.3/6/1619 N.S. d.7/28/1655 N.S. (36)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Soldier, French
Book Titles: A Voyage to the Moon

Jean de Brunhoff -- b.12/9/1899 d.10/16/1937 (37)
Children's Author, French
Book Titles: Babar the Elephant

Laurent de Brunhoff -- b.8/30/1925
Illustrator, Children's Author, French
Group Names: Babar the Elephant (series created by his father)

L. Sprague DeCamp -- b.11/27/1907 d.11/6/2000 (92)
Sci-fi Writer
Misc: Penned more than 100 science-fiction and fantasy books and contributed to stories about the fictional character "Conan the Barbarian."

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra -- b.9/29/1547 O.S. or 10/9/1547 N.S. d.4/22/1616 N.S. (68)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Spanish
Book Titles: Don Quixote (creator), The Man Of LaMancha

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin -- b.5/1/1881 d.4/10/1955 (73)
Philosopher, Palentologist, Priest, French

François René de Chateaubriand -- b.9/4/1768 N.S. d.7/4/1848 N.S. (79)
Novelist, Poet, Explorer, Historian, Statesman, French
Misc: cooked steak the French way

Jan Ignace Baudouin de Courtenay -- b.3/13/1845 d.11/3/1929 (84)
Author, Linguist, Polish

Midge Decter -- b.7/25/1927
Author, Journalist
Misc: neoconservative

John Dee -- b.7/13/1527 d.12/??/1608
Astrologer, Astronomer, Mathematician, Navigator, Magician/Illusionist, English
Misc: died in 1608 or 1609

Daniel Defoe -- b.9/13/1660 d.4/24/1731 (70)
Novelist, Journalist, English
Misc: birth year may range from 1659 to 1661.
Book Titles: Robinson Crusoe

Manuel de Fonseca -- b.10/15/1911 d.3/11/1993 (81)
Novelist, Poet, Actor, Portuguese

Frank Deford -- b.12/16/1938 d.5/28/2017 N.S. (78)
Novelist, Journalist, Actor, Sports Writer
Misc: 50-year tenure at Sports Illustrated

Don Luis de Góngora y Argote -- b.7/11/1561 d.5/24/1627 (65)
Poet, Spanish

Jan de Hartog -- b.4/22/1914 d.9/22/2002 (88)
Novelist, Translator, Playwright, Dutch (Netherlands)

Paul Dehn -- b.11/5/1912 d.9/30/1976 (63)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Lyricist, English
Movie Titles: James Bond (film series)

Eugenio María de Hostos -- b.1/11/1839 d.8/11/1903 (64)
Author, Educator

Len Deighton -- b.2/18/1929
Artist, Novelist, Mystery Writer, Historian, English
Book Titles: the IPCRESS File

Charles DeKay -- b.7/25/1848 d.5/23/1935 (86)
Poet, Linguist, Critic, Critic
Misc: in art

Thomas Dekker -- b.??/??/1572 d.8/25/1632
Dramatist, English

Reginald De Koven -- b.4/3/1859 N.S. d.1/16/1920 N.S. (60)
Critic, Composer

Édouard René de Laboulaye -- b.1/18/1811 d.5/25/1883 (72)
Writer, Poet, Jurist, Educator, French

Choderlos De Laclos -- b.10/18/1741 N.S. d.9/5/1803 N.S. (61)
Writer, Novelist, Army Officer, French

Jean de la Fontaine -- b.7/8/1621 N.S. d.4/13/1695 N.S. (73)
Poet, French

Pedro C. del al Barça -- b.1/17/1600 N.S. d.5/25/1681 N.S. (81)
Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Spanish
Names/Places: MN:Calderon

Walter de la Mare -- b.4/25/1873 d.6/22/1956 (83)
Novelist, Poet, British

Alphonse de Lamartine -- b.10/21/1790 N.S. d.2/28/1869 N.S. (78)
Novelist, Poet, Politician, French

Margaret Deland -- b.2/23/1857 d.1/13/1945 (87)

Shelagh Delaney -- b.11/25/1938 d.11/20/2011 (72)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, English

Jean Delannoy -- b.1/12/1908 d.6/18/2008 (100)
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Director, French

Samuel Ray Delany Jr. -- b.4/1/1942
Sci-fi Writer

Marie Louise de la Ramée -- b.1/1/1839 N.S. d.1/25/1908 N.S. (69)
Writer, English
Names/Places: aka Ouida

Zack de la Rocha -- b.1/12/1970
Poet, Heavy Metal Singer, Rap-Rock Performer
Group Names: Rage Against the Machine

François Duc de la Rochefoucauld -- b.9/15/1613 N.S. d.3/17/1680 N.S. (66)
Author, French

Alicia de Larrocha -- b.5/23/1923 d.9/25/2009 (86)
Author, Pianist, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: b. in Copenhagen

Giada De Laurentis -- b.8/22/1970
Writer, Chef, TV Hostess, Italian
Misc: in the Culinary Hall of Fame
TV Shows: Giada at Home

Comte de Lautréamont -- b.4/4/1846 d.11/24/1870 (24)
Poet, French
Names/Places: psu of Isidore-Lucien Ducasse

Ronald Delderfield -- b.2/12/1912 d.6/24/1972 (60)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, English

Grazia Deledda -- b.9/27/1875 d.8/15/1936 (60)
Novelist, Italian
Book Titles: Old Man of the Mountain (1926 Nobel)

Don Delillo -- b.11/20/1936
Novelist, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Playwright
Book Titles: White Noise, Libra, Mao II, Underworld, Cosmopolis

Floyd Dell -- b.6/28/1887 d.7/23/1969 (82)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Editor

Thomas DeLonge -- b.12/13/1975
Author, Songwriter, Musician, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Alternative Rock Singer
Names/Places: NN:Tom
Group Names: Box Car Racer, Blink 182, Angels and Airwaves
Song Titles: Adam's Song, All the Small Things

Michel Delpech -- b.1/26/1946 d.1/2/2016 N.S. (69)
Novelist, Actor, Songwriter, Singer, French

Julie Delpy -- b.12/21/1969
Screenwriter, Movie Actress, Movie Director, Songwriter, Singer, American, French
TV Shows: ER (as Nicole)
Movie Titles: Before Sunset, Before Midnight, Before Sunrise, 2 Days in Paris, Broken Flowers

Lester del Rey -- b.6/2/1915 d.5/10/1993 (77)
Children's Author, Publisher, Editor

Dom DeLuise -- b.8/1/1933 d.5/4/2009 (75)
Children's Author, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Misc: Ziploc Sandwich bag spokesman
TV Shows: Lotsa Luck, New Candid Camera
Movie Titles: Cannonball Run, Smokey & The Bandit

António de Macedo -- b.7/5/1931 N.S. d.10/5/2017 N.S. (86)
Writer, Lecturer, Professor, Filmmaker, Portuguese

Guy de Maupassant -- b.8/5/1850 d.7/6/1893 (42)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, French
Names/Places: FN:Henri Rene Albert

George de Maurier -- b.3/6/1834 d.10/6/1896 (62)
Illustrator, Caricaturist, Novelist, French
Names/Places: MN:Louis Palmella Busson
Misc: whose illustrations for Punch were acute commentaries on the Victorian scene. He also wrote three successful novels.

Agnes de Mille -- b.9/18/1905 d.10/7/1993 (88)
Author, Stage Actress, Choreographer, Dancer
Names/Places: Cecil's niece, William's daughter
Misc: Oklahoma!

James De Mille -- b.8/23/1836 d.1/28/1880 (43)
Novelist, Canadian

William Churchill De Mille -- b.7/25/1878 d.3/5/1955 (76)
Screenwriter, Director
Names/Places: Agnes' father

Jonathan Demme -- b.2/22/1944 d.4/26/2017 N.S. (73)
Screenwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Misc: PRON:DEH'-mee
Movie Titles: Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate, Rachel Getting Married, Swing Shift, Silence of the Lambs

Democritus -- b.??/??/460BC d.??/??/370BC
Philosopher, Greek

Michel de Montaigne -- b.2/28/1533 d.9/13/1592 (59)
Essayist, Philosopher, French
Names/Places: MN:Eyquem

Charles Louis de Montesquieu -- b.1/18/1689 N.S. d.2/10/1755 N.S. (66)
Philosopher, Jurist, French
Names/Places: MN:de Secondat, baron de La Brede and de

Demosthenes -- b.??/??/384BC d.??/??/322BC
Orator, Greek

Alfred de Musset -- b.12/11/1810 N.S. d.5/2/1857 N.S. (46)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, French

Gerard dé Nerval -- b.5/22/1808 d.1/26/1855 (46)
Poet, French
Misc: Symbolist & surrealist

Alice Denham -- b.1/21/1927 N.S. d.1/27/2016 N.S. (89)
Writer, Model, Playmate
Misc: July 1956 Playmate; birth year of 1933 was faked for a long time until her death

Barry Dennen -- b.2/22/1938 N.S. d.9/26/2017 N.S. (79)
Writer, Actor, Singer, NO JOB ASSOCIATED
Arts Titles: PL: Jesus Christ Superstar
Movie Titles: Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof, The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Shining, Ragtime, Trading Places, Titanic, Shock Treatment

Joseph Dennie -- b.8/30/1768 N.S. d.1/7/1812 N.S. (43)
Essayist, Newsperson
Misc: was perhaps the chief literary figure in the United States in the first decade of the 19th century.

Patrick Dennis -- b.5/18/1921 d.11/6/1976 (55)
Names/Places: RN:Edward Everett Tanner III; aka Auntie Mame

Bonnie Dennison -- b.2/15/1989
Writer, Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Third Watch (as Emily Yokas II)
Movie Titles: Stake Land, Beneath

Sam Denoff -- b.7/1/1928 d.7/8/2011 (83)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Producer
TV Shows: That Girl, Dick Van Dyke Show

Alan Holmes Dent -- b.1/7/1905 d.??/??/1978
Author, Critic, Journalist

Brian De Palma -- b.9/11/1940
Screenwriter, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ
Misc: directed "Dancing In The Dark" video with Bruce Springsteen
Movie Titles: Body Double, Dressed to Kill, Obsession, Carrie, The Fury, Cape Fear, Raising Cain, Mission the Mars, Scarface, Mission: Impossible, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way

Suzanne De Passe -- b.7/19/1946
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer

Thomas De Quincey -- b.8/15/1785 d.12/8/1859 (74)
Essayist, Critic, English

Pierre de Ronsard -- b.9/11/1524 d.12/27/1585 (61)
Poet, French

Jacques Derrida -- b.7/15/1930 d.10/9/2004 O.S. (74)
Philosopher, French

Alan Dershowitz -- b.9/1/1938
Author, Commentator, Jurist, Lawyer
Misc: for O.J. Simpson 1995

Marquis de Sade -- b.6/2/1740 d.12/2/1814 (74)
Writer, General, French
Names/Places: RN:Donatien Alphonse Francois, Comte de Sade
Misc: the word sadism is derived from his name

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry -- b.6/29/1900 d.7/31/1944 (44)
Author, Aviator, French

Ferdinand de Saussure -- b.11/26/1857 N.S. d.2/22/1913 N.S. (55)
Linguist, Swiss

Michael Des Barres -- b.1/24/1948
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Actor, Songwriter, Singer, English
Names/Places: Pamela's ex-
TV Shows: New WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Jack Allen), MacGyver (as evil Murdoc), Roseanne
Movie Titles: Mulholland Drive, Pink Cadillac, Catch That Kid, Ghoulies

Pamela Des Barres -- b.9/9/1948
Names/Places: RN: Pamela Ann Miller; Michael's ex-wife
Misc: World Famous Groupie; was a nanny for Frank Zappa's children Dweezil and Moon Unit
Book Titles: I'm With The Band, Take Another Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up
Movie Titles: Paradise Alley, 200 Motels (with Frank Zappa)

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore -- b.6/20/1786 d.7/23/1859 (73)
Poet, Actress, French

René Descartes -- b.3/31/1596 N.S. d.2/11/1650 N.S. (53)
Philosopher, Scientist, Mathematician, French
Names/Places: b. in La Haye; NN: The Father of Modern Philosophy
Misc: "I think, therefore I am"

André DeShields -- b.1/12/1946
Novelist, Professor, Actor, Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Composer, Lyricist, Singer
Movie Titles: Extreme Measures

Germaine De Staël -- b.4/22/1766 d.7/14/1817 (51)
Author, French

Alexis de Tocqueville -- b.7/29/1805 d.4/16/1859 (53)
Writer, Scientist, Historian, French
Misc: political; wrote the political study "Democracy in America" while in the United States to report on the prison system.

André Detoth -- b.5/15/1913 d.10/27/2002 (89)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director, Hungarian

Miguel De Unamuno -- b.9/29/1864 d.12/31/1936 (72)
Philosopher, Spanish

Babette Deutsch -- b.9/22/1895 d.11/13/1982 (87)
Author, Poet

Helen Deutsch -- b.3/21/1906 d.3/15/1992 (85)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Lyricist

Lope de Vega -- b.11/25/1562 d.8/27/1635 (72)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Spanish

Adam DeVine -- b.11/7/1983
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Misc: imdb says b. November 6; of the sketch group Mail Order Comedy
TV Shows: Modern Family (as Andy), Uncle Grandpa
Movie Titles: Pitch PErfect (series), The Intern, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Philippe de Vitry -- b.10/31/1291 O.S. d.6/9/1361 O.S. (69)
Poet, Composer, French

Barry Devlin -- b.11/27/1946
Screenwriter, Director, Musician, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer, Irish
Group Names: Horslips (a pioneering Celtic rock band)

Dean Devlin -- b.8/27/1962
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Godzilla: The Series (producer)
Movie Titles: Stargate (producer), Godzilla (1998, producer), Independence Day (producer), Independence Day: Resurgence (producer)

Marie-Eugène-Melchior vicomte de Vogüé -- b.2/25/1848 d.3/29/1910 (62)
Author, Essayist, French

Bernard A. De Voto -- b.1/11/1897 d.11/13/1955 (58)
Author, Critic, Journalist, Historian, American

Peter De Vries -- b.2/27/1910 d.9/28/1993 (83)
Novelist, Editor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago

John Dewey -- b.10/20/1859 d.6/1/1952 (92)
Philosopher, Psychologist, Social Reformer, Educator

Melvil Dewey -- b.12/10/1851 d.12/26/1931 (80)
Librarian, Educator
Misc: Dewey decimal book classification inventor

Tommy Dewey -- b.8/3/1978
Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Mindy Project, The Mountain (as Stephen Dowling), Casual (as Alex Cole), Code Black (as Dr. Mike Leighton)
Movie Titles: Step Up Revolution, The Excort, 17 Again

Colin Dexter -- b.9/29/1930 d.3/21/2017 N.S. (86)
Crime Writer, English
Book Titles: Inspector Morse (series)

Khigh Dhiegh -- b.8/25/1910 d.10/25/1991 (81)
Author, Movie Actor, Asian
Names/Places: RN:Kenneth Dickerson
Misc: pronounced Ki-Dee
TV Shows: Hawaii Five-O (as Wo Fat, McGarrett's archenemy)

I. A. L. Diamond -- b.6/27/1920 d.4/21/1988 (67)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Romanian
Movie Titles: Some Like It Hot, The Apartment

Selma Diamond -- b.8/5/1920 d.5/13/1985 (64)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Too Close For Comfort (as Mildred Rafkin), Night Court (as Selma Hacker)

Charles Dibdin -- b.3/4/1745 d.7/25/1814 (69)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Composer, English
Misc: Sea Songs

Kate DiCamillo -- b.3/25/1964
Book Titles: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Tale of Desperaux, Flora and Ulysses, Mercy Wilson (series), Because of Winn-Dixie

Douglas Dick -- b.11/20/1920 d.12/19/2015 N.S. (95)
Writer, Psychiatrist, Actor
TV Shows: Waterfront (as Carl Herrick)

Phillip K. Dick -- b.12/16/1928 d.3/2/1982 (53)
Sci-fi Writer
Book Titles: Bladerunner

Charles Dickens -- b.2/7/1812 d.6/9/1870 (58)
Novelist, English
Names/Places: b. in Portsmouth; MN:John Huffman; d. in Godshill
Book Titles: A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Tale of Two Cities

Monica Dickens -- b.5/10/1915 d.12/25/1992 (77)
Names/Places: Charles' great-granddaughter

James Dickey -- b.2/2/1923 d.1/19/1997 (73)
Author, Poet, Actor
Book Titles: Deliverance

Anna-Elizabeth Dickinson -- b.10/28/1842 d.10/22/1932 (89)
Author, Orator
Names/Places: NN:American Joan of Arc

Emily Dickinson -- b.12/10/1830 d.5/15/1886 (55)
Names/Places: MN:Elizabeth; b. and d. in Amherst, Mass.

Gordon Dickson -- b.11/1/1923 d.1/31/2001 (77)
Novelist, Canadian

Denis Diderot -- b.10/5/1713 N.S. d.7/31/1784 N.S. (70)
Writer, Philosopher, Encyclopediaist, French

Joan Didion -- b.12/5/1934
Author, Novelist, Screenwriter, Journalist
Misc: some say Dec 4
Book Titles: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968), Play It As It Lays (1970), The Year of Magical Thinking (2005)

Ani DiFranco -- b.9/23/1970
Poet, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Folk Singer

Giuseppe di Lampedusa -- b.12/23/1896 d.7/23/1957 (60)
Novelist, Sicilian

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