December 30, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

CLAUDE AKINS
b. 1926
Actor (Sheriff Lobo on TV’s B.J. and the Bear; From Here to Eternity)

LINDSAY ANDERSON
b. 1923
Director (This Sporting Life, If )

DANNY BARKER
b. 1909
Jazz guitarist

NOAH BEERY JR.
b. 1913
Actor (Red River, Sergeant York; Rocky on TV’s Rockford Files)

PIERRE BOULLE
b. 1912
Author (The Bridge on the River Kwai,Planet of the Apes)

TOMMY BOYCE
b. 1944
Songwriter for such pop acts as the Monkees

CHARLES BUKOWSKI
b. 1920
Author and poet (Pulp; screenplay for Barfly)

MACDONALD CAREY
b. 1913
Actor (Dr. Tom Horton on Days of Our Lives)

DOROTHY COLLINS
b. 1926
Singer (starred on TV’s Your Hit Parade)

WILLIAM CONRAD
b. 1920
Actor (Cannon, Jake and the Fatman)

JOSEPH COTTEN
b. 1905
Actor (Citizen Kane, The Third Man)

”PAPA” JOHN CREACH
b. 1917
Rock violinist with Jefferson Airplane

PETER CUSHING
b. 1913
Actor (Dr. Frankenstein in many films, Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars)

WILLIAM GRAF
b. 1912
Production executive (Lawrence of Arabia,A Man for All Seasons)

EUGENE IONESCO
b. 1909
Surrealist playwright (The Bald Soprano, Rhinoceros)

DEREK JARMAN
b. 1942
Filmmaker (Edward II)

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
b. 1927
Brazilian composer (Black Orpheus; ”The Girl From Ipanema”)

ISH KABIBBLE
b. 1907
(a.k.a. Merwyn Bogue) Comedic musician of the big-band era

IRVING B. KAHN
b. 1917
Cable TV pioneer and inventor of the TelePrompTer

JACK ”KING” KIRBY
b. 1917
Legendary comic-book writer and illustrator (The X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Captain America)

WALTER LANtZ
b. 1900
Creator of Woody Woodpecker

IRVING ”SWIFTY” LAZAR
b. 1907
Hollywood superagent

ROBERT E. LEE
b. 1918
Playwright (Inherit the Wind, Auntie Mame)

ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK
b. 1912
Director (The Man in the White Suit, Sweet Smell of Success)

HENRY MANCINI
b. 1924
Oscar-winning composer (Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses)

GIULIETTA MASINA
b. 1921
Italian actress (Juliet of the Spirits, La Strada); wife of Federico Fellini

CARMEN MCRAE
b. 1920
Legendary jazz diva

MELINA MERCOURI
b. 1925
Greek actress (Never On Sunday, He Who Must Die) and politician

CAMERON MITCHELL
b. 1918
Actor (Death of a Salesman; TV’s High Chaparral)

ANITA MORRIS
b. 1943
Broadway actress (Nine, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas)

MORTY
b. 1988
The moose in CBS’ Northern Exposure

MILDRED NATWICK
b. 1908
Actress (Blithe Spirit; TV’s Snoop Sisters)

HARRY NILSSON
b. 1941
Songwriter and singer (”Everybody’s Talkin’ ” from Midnight Cowboy)

MICHAEL O’DONOGHUE
b. 1940
Emmy-winning writer for Saturday Night Live

THE REV. DR. NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
b. 1898
Author of The Power of Positive Thinking

GEORGE PEPPARD
b. 1928
Actor (Breakfast at Tiffany’s; TV’s A-Team)

DACK RAMBO
b. 1941
Actor (Dallas, All My Children)

MARTHA RAYE
b. 1916
Singer, comic actress (Monsieur Verdoux)

FERNANDO REY
b. 1917
Actor (The French Connection)

RED RODNEY
b. 1927
Jazz trumpeter

CESAR ROMERO
b. 1907
Actor (The Joker in TV’s Batman)

DICK SARGENT
b. 1933
Actor (Darrin in TV’s Bewitched)

RICHARD SCARRY
b. 1919
Children’s-book author and illustrator (Cars and Trucks and Things That Go)

WILLIAM SHIRER
b. 1904
Journalist and author (The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich)

FRED ”Sonic” SMITH
b. 1949
Rock guitarist with MC5; husband of Patti Smith

JULE STYNE
b. 1905
Composer (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Gypsy)

DANITRA VANCE
b. 1959
First African-American woman in the cast of Saturday Night Live

FRANK WELLS
b. 1932
President and chief operating officer of Walt Disney

TERENCE YOUNG
b. 1915
Director (Dr. No, From Russia With Love)

PEDRO ZAMORA
b. 1972
AIDS activist and cast member of MTV’s Real World

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