Theodore Puck Biography

Born Theodore Thomas Puckowitz, September 24, 1916, in Chicago, IL; died of complications from a fall, November 6, 2005, in Denver, CO. Biologist.

Kirby Puckett Biography

Born March 14, 1960, in Chicago, IL; died of a stroke, March 6, 2006, in Phoenix, AZ. Professional baseball player.

Daniel Radcliffe Biography

Born Daniel Jacob Radcliffe, July 23, 1989, in Fulham, England; son of Alan Radcliffe (a literary agent) and Marcia Gresham (a casting agent).

Estelle R. Ramey Biography

Born Stella Rosemary Rubin, August 23, 1917, in Detroit, MI; died of complications from Alzheimer's disease, September 8, 2006, in Bethesda, MD. Endocrinologist.

Lou Rawls Biography

Born Louis Allen Rawls, December 1, 1933, in Chicago, IL; died of lung and brain cancer, January 6, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA. Singer.

Rachael Ray Biography

Born Rachael Domenica Ray, August 25, 1968, in Cape Cod, MA; daughter of Jim Ray (a publisher) and Elsa Scuderi (a restaurateur); married John Cusimano (an attorney), September 24, 2005.

Kathleen J. Reichs Biography

Born Kathleen Joan Toelle, July 7, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois; married Paul Reichs (an attorney), 1968; children: two daughters, one son. Education: American University, undergraduate degree; Northwestern University, Ph.D.

Ruth Rendell Biography

Born Ruth Barbara Grasemann, February 17, 1930, in London, England; daughter of Arthur (a teacher) and Ebba Elise (a teacher; maiden name, Kruse) Grasemann; married Donald John Rendell, 1950 (divorced, 1975; remarried, 1977; died, 1999); children: Simon.

Peter Rice Biography

Born c. 1967 in United Kingdom.

Lloyd Richards Biography

Born Lloyd George Richards, June 29, 1919, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; died of heart failure, June 29, 2006, in New York, NY. Theater director.

Peter Robinson Biography

Born March 17, 1950, in Castleford, Yorkshire, England; son of Clifford Robinson (a photographer) and Miriam Jarvis (a homemaker); married Sheila Halladay (an attorney). Education: University of Leeds, B.A.

Michael F. Roizen Biography

Born January 7, 1946, in Buffalo, NY; son of Manus (an advertising agency owner) and Edith (a teacher and homemaker) Roizen; married Nancy J. Mrazek (a pediatrician), April 15, 1975; children: Jeffrey, Jennifer.

Henry Rollins Biography

Born Henry Lawrence Garfield, February 13, 1961, in Washington, D.C.; son of Iris. Education: Attended American University in Washington, D.C.

Rebecca Romijn Biography

Born November 6, 1972, in Berkeley, CA; daughter of Jaap Romijn (a furniture designer) and Elizabeth Kuizenga (a teacher); married John Stamos (an actor), September 19, 1998 (divorced, March, 2005); married Jerry O'Connell (an actor), July 14, 2007. Education: Attended the University of California—Santa Cruz, c.

Ronaldinho Biography

Born Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, March 21, 1980, in Porta Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; became naturalized Spanish citizen, January, 2007; son of João (a shipyard welder and soccer player) and Miguelina (a nurse) de Assis Moreira; children: João (son).

Charlotte Ronson Biography

Born c. 1977, in London, England; daughter of Laurence Ronson (a real estate developer) and Ann Dexter-Jones (an author).

Joseph J. Rosenthal Biography

Born on October 9, 1911, in Washington, DC; died August 20, 2006, in Novato, CA. Photographer.

Ibrahim Rugova Biography

Born December 2, 1944, in Cerrcë, Kosovo; died of lung cancer, January 21, 2006, in Pristina, Kosovo. President of Kosovo.

Kurt Russell Biography

Born March 17, 1951, in Springfield, MA; son of Bing Russell (an actor and baseball player); married Season Hubley (divorced); companion of Goldie Hawn (an actress), 1983–; children: Boston Oliver Grant (from first marriage), Wyatt (with Hawn).

Nipsey Russell Biography

Born Julius Russell, October 13, 1924, in Atlanta, GA; died of cancer, October 2, 2005, in New York, NY. Comedian and actor.

Mary Sammons Biography

Born October 12, 1946, in Portland, OR; daughter of Lee W. and Ann (Cherry) Jackson; married Nickolas F.

Craig Sams Biography

Born in 1944 in Nebraska; son of Ken Sams; married Josephine Fairley (a journalist and organic-food company executive). Education: Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., c.

Katharine Jefferts Schori Biography

Born March 26, 1954, in Pensacola, FL; daughter of an atomic physicist/astrophysicist and microbiologist; married Richard Schori (a theoretical mathematician), 1979; children: Katharine Johanna. Education: Stanford University, B.S., 1974; Oregon State University, M.S., 1977, Ph.D., 1983; Church Divinity School of the Pacific, M.Div., 1994.

Liev Schreiber Biography

Born Isaac Liev Schreiber, October 4, 1967, in San Francisco, CA; son of Tell (an actor and director) and Heather (a painter and cab driver; maiden name, Milgram) Schreiber; children: Alexander Pete (with Naomi Watts). Education: Attended Hampshire College, mid-1980s; attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England; Yale University School of Drama, M.F.A., 1992.

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Biography

Born Olga Maria Elisabeth Frederike Schwarzkopf, December 9, 1915, in Jarotschin, Germany; died August 3, 2006, in Schruns, Austria. Opera singer.

Bryan Singer Biography

Born Bryan Jay Singer, September 17, 1965, in New York, NY; son of Norbert (a businessman) and Grace (an environmental activist) Singer. Education: Graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, 1989.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Biography

Born October 29, 1938, in Monrovia, Liberia; married James Sirleaf, c. 1955 (divorced); children: four sons.

Ron Snyder Biography

Born c. 1956; married Kim; children: Allison, twins Ashley and Brett.

Aaron Spelling Biography

Born April 22, 1923, in Dallas, TX; died of complications from a stroke, June 23, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA. Television producer.

Mickey Spillane Biography

Born Frank Morrison Spillane, March 9, 1918, in Brooklyn, NY; died of pancreatic cancer, July 17, 2006, in Murrells Inlet, SC. Author.

Eliot Spitzer Biography

Born Eliot Laurence Spitzer, June 10, 1959, in New York, NY; son of Bernard (a real estate developer) and Anne (a literature professor) Spitzer; married Silda Wall (an attorney and philanthropic foundation executive), 1987; children: Elyssa, Sarabeth, Jenna. Education: Earned degree from Princeton University, 1981; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1984.

Maureen Stapleton Biography

Born Lois Maureen Stapleton, June 21, 1925, in Troy, NY; died of complications from respiratory ailments, March 13, 2006, in Lenox, MA. Actress.

John Stefanidis Biography

Born in 1937 in Alexandria, Egypt. Education: Earned degree in English from Brasenose College of Oxford University.

Rod Stewart Biography

Born January 10, 1945, in London, England; married Alana Hamilton (a model), 1979 (divorced, 1984); married Rachel Hunter (a model), 1991 (divorced, 2006); children: Kimberly, Sean (from first marriage), Ruby (with Kelly Emberg), Renee, Liam (from second marriage), Alastair (with Penny Lancaster).

Alfredo Stroessner Biography

Born Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda, November 3, 1912, in Encarnación, Paraguay; died of a stroke after a hernia operation, August 16, 2006, in Brasilia, Brazil. Dictator.

Wanda Sykes Biography

Born March 7, 1964, in Portsmouth, VA; married, 1992 (divorced, 1998). Education: Attended community college for two years; Hampton University, B.S., 1986.

Pamela Thomas-Graham Biography

Born Pamela Thomas in 1963, in Detroit, MI; married Lawrence Otis Graham (an author and attorney), 1992; children: Gordon Julian Thomas, a set of twins. Education: Harvard, B.A.

Timbaland Biography

Born Timothy Z. Mosley, March 10, 1971; son of Garland (an Amtrak employee) and Latrice (ran a homeless shelter) Mosley.

Iva Toguri Biography

Born July 4, 1916, in Los Angeles, CA; died September 26, 2006, in Chicago, IL. Radio announcer.

James Van Allen Biography

Born September 7, 1914, in Mount Pleasant, IA; died of heart failure, August 9, 2006, in Iowa City, IA. Scientist.

Dwyane Wade Biography

Born Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr., January 17, 1982, in Chicago, IL; son of Dwyane Sr. and Jolinda Wade; married Siohvaugn Fuches, 2002; children: Zaire (son).

Jack Warden Biography

Born John Lebzelter, September 18, 1920, in Newark, NJ; died July 19, 2006, in New York, NY. Actor.

Caspar Weinberger Biography

Born Caspar Willard Weinberger, August 18, 1917, in San Francisco, CA; died of pneumonia, March 28, 2006, in Bangor, ME. U.S.

William Weldon Biography

Born November 26, 1948, in New York, New York; son of a union stagehand and a costumer; married Barbara Dearborn; children: one son, one daughter. Education: Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, B.S., 1971.

Tensie Whelan Biography

Born May 20, 1960, in New York, NY; daughter of Sidney S. (an attorney) and Carol (a systems consultant; maiden name, Storke) Whelan; married Johan Ashubud (an activist), December 9, 1987 (died, 1988); married second husband; children: Lora-Faye (from first marriage).

Susan Whiting Biography

Born August 1, 1956, in Chicago, IL; daughter of Lawrence H. Whiting Jr.

Shelley Winters Biography

Born Shirley Schrift, August 18, 1920, in St. Louis, MO; died of heart failure, January 14, 2006, in Beverly Hills, CA.

Patricia A. Woertz Biography

Born March 17, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; daughter of Chuck (a businessman) and Vi (a librarian) Woertz; married (divorced); children: three. Education: Pennsylvania State University, B.S.

John Wren Biography

Born c. 1952, in New York; married; children: two.

Muhammad Yunus Biography

Born June 28, 1940, in Chittagong, Bangladesh; son of Hazi Dula Mia Shoudagar (a jeweler) and Sufia Khatun Yunus; married Vera Forostenko (divorced); married Afrozi (a physics professor); children: Monica (with Forostenko). Education: Attended Chittagong College, mid-1950s; Dhaka University, B.A., 1960, M.A., 1961; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1969.