Dagonet and Cecylyna Dewr, compilers and researchers
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A note: We spent some time talking about whether to include people like Leni Riefenstahl and Idi Aminas to whether it was appropriate to remember them on Samhain. The decision was made, not by us, but by a Jewish family member, who said in reference to Riefenstahl, "Samhain is a time not only to honor the dead but to learn from them." That settled the matter for us. What is remembered, lives…and in some cases we hope remembering will prevent repeating.
All the dead of all nations, soldiers, reporters, civilians, and others in Iraq
All the dead of all nations, soldiers, reporters, civilians, and others in Afghanistan
All the dead of all nations, soldiers, reporters, civilians, and others in Ghana
All the dead of all nations, soldiers, reporters, civilians, and others in Palestine
All the dead of all nations, soldiers, reporters, civilians, and others in Israel
All the dead of all nations, soldiers, reporters, civilians, and others in Liberia
All the dead of all nations, soldiers, reporters, civilians, and others in Kashmir
All the dead of all nations, soldiers, reporters, civilians, and others in East Timor
And all the dead of all nations, soldiers, reporters, civilians, and others anywhere else there is declared or undeclared war or armed conflict.
All those who have no one to mourn and remember them; the forgotten, the lost, and the abandoned
All who have died for their beliefs or simply for who they are; political prisoners, oppressed minorities, victims of wars of religion
All those who have died of hunger, preventable disease, improper sanitation, ignorance, prejudice, hatred, and other human failings
Most especially, the children.
Rick Husband Commander, Space Shuttle Columbia
William McCool Pilot, Space Shuttle Columbia
Michael Anderson Payload Commander, Space Shuttle Columbia
David Brown Mission Specialist, Space Shuttle Columbia
Kalpana Chawla Mission Specialist, Space Shuttle Columbia
Laurel Clark Mission Specialist, Space Shuttle Columbia
Ilan Ramon Israeli Payload Specialist, Space Shuttle Columbia
Ellen Cannon Reed American Wiccan Priestess and author; The Witches' Tarot, Circle of Isis, others
Dylan Ap ThuinBritish Arch-Druid
Jack Elam American Western film actor; The Sundowners, Rawhide, others.
Fred Berry American TV actor; Rerun on What's Happening!
Luis A. Ferre Puerto-Rican activist, politician, and statehood proponent.
Donald O'Connor American movie actor and dancer; Singin' In The Rain, others.
Frank O'Bannon Indiana governor.
Celia Cruz Cuban musician; the "Queen Of Salsa".
Barry White American R&B musician; "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe", others.
Leni Riefenstahl German filmmaker; Triumph Of The Will, others.
Katherine Hepburn American film actress; The Philadelphia Story, On Golden Pond, too many others to count.
David Brinkley American TV news caster, NBC News.
Warren Zevon American rock musician; "Werewolves Of London", "Boom-Boom Mancini", others.
Johnny Cash American music legend; "Ring Of Fire", Live At Folsom Prison.
Gregory Peck American film actor; To Kill A Mockingbird, others.
Noel Redding American rock musician; bassist for Jimi Hendrix.
John Paul Getty American billionaire.
Fred Rogers American TV figure; Mr Rogers' Neighborhood.
Nell Carter American TV and stage actress; Gimme A Break!, others.
Maurice Gibb British musician; member of the Bee Gees.
Joe Strummer British rock musician; lead vocalist of The Clash.
Lonnie Donegan British pop musician; first major British pop star.
Strom Thurmond American politician.
Elliot Smith American folk musician"Miss Misery", others.
Bill "Willy" Shoemaker American jockey; four-time Kentucky Derby winner
William Steig American cartoonist and illustrator; Shrek, others.
Elia Kazan American film director; On The Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire.
Althea Gibson American athlete; pioneer African-American tennis player.
Stanley Fafara American TV actor; Whitey on Leave It To Beaver.
George Plimpton American author; Paper Lion, others.
Robert Palmer British rock musician; "Addicted To Love", "Simply Irresistible", others.
Herb Gardner American playwright; I'm Not Rappaport, others.
Gordon Jump American TV actor; Mr Carlson on WKRP In Cincinnati.
Slim Dusty Australian country musician; played at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Sheb Wooley American musician and actor; High Noon, "Purple People Eater".
John Ritter American TV actor; Three's Company, Eight Simple Rules, others.
Edward Teller Hungarian-American physicist; father of the atomic bomb.
Idi Amin Ugandan dictator.
Gisele MacKenzie Canadian TV actress and musician; Your Hit Parade, The Sid Caesar Show, others.
Rand Brooks American film actor; Charles in Gone With The Wind.
Charles Bronson American film actor; Death Wish, Telefon, others.
Bobby Bonds American athlete; baseball player, father of Barry Bonds.
Herb Brooks American sports coach; coach of 1980 gold medal Olympic hockey team.
Gregory Hines American film and stage actor and dancer; Running Scared, Tap, others.
Sam Phillips American music promoter; founder of Sun Records, first person to record Elvis Presley.
Benny Carter American jazz musician and composer; "When Lights Are Low", others.
Buddy Ebsen American TV actor; Barnaby Jones, The Beverly Hillbillies, others.
Bob Hope British-born American comedic legend and actor.
Robert McCloskey American children's author; Make Way For Ducklings, the "Homer Price" series, others.
Buddy Hackett American film actor and comedian; It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, others.
Leon Uris American author; Exodus, others.
Larry Doby American athlete; first African-American in the American League.
Hume Cronyn American film and stage actor; Cocoon, Foxfire, others.
"Classy" Freddie Blassie American professional wrestler; performer of Dr Demento staple "Pencil-Necked Geek".
Robert Stack American TV actor; The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, others.
Dave DeBusschere American athlete; basketball player with Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks.
Suzy Parker American model and actress; Funny Face, others.
George Wyle American composer; wrote theme to Gilligan's Isle.
Peter Stone American playwright; 1776, My Favorite Year, others.
Felice Bryant American songwriter; "Wake Up Little Susie", "Rocky Top", others.
Nina Simone American/French jazz singer and civil rights activist; "I Loves You Porgy", others.
Karen Morley American film actress and victim of '50s blacklisting; Dinner At Eight, others.
Vera Zorina German-American dancer and actress.
David Bloom American reporter for NBC News; killed in Iraq.
Edwin Starr British-American soul and R&B singer; "War", others.
Adam Faith British pop musician; "It's Alright", others.
Patrick Moynihan American politician; former four-term senator from New York.
Lynne Thigpen American TV actress; The District, Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, others.
Hank Ballard American songwriter; "The Twist", others.
Richard "Pete" Schrum American character actor; Gimme A Break!, Terminator 2, others.
Johnny Paycheck American country musician; "Take This Job And Shove It", others.
Robert Rockwell American TV actor; Our Miss Brooks, others.
Bill Maudlin American WWII cartoonist; creator of "Willie And Joe".
Al Hirschfeld American actor and caricaturist.
Harold C Fox American designer; created and named the Zoot Suit.
Richard Crenna American TV and film actor; The Real McCoys, the "Rambo" series, others.
Paul Monash American scriptwriter and film producer; Butch Cassidy, others.
Ron Goodwin British film score composer; Where Eagles Dare, Frenzy, others.
Kevin McMichael British rock musician; founding member and lead guitarist of Cutting Crew.
Royce Applegate American film and TV actor; Seaquest DSV, Gods And Generals, others.
Conrad Hall Tahitian-American cinematographer; American Beauty, Road To Perdition, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, others.
Mary Wesley British author; The Camomile Lawn, others.
Zal Yanovsky Canadian rock musician; lead guitarist of the Lovin' Spoonful.
Brad Dexter American film actor; The Magnificent Seven, others.
Glenn Quinn Irish TV actor; Angel, Roseanne, others.
James Coburn American film actor; The Magnificent Seven, Afflicted, others.
Merlin Santana American film actor; Showtime, others.
Jonathan Harris American TV actor; Dr Smith on Lost In Space.
Bernard Schwartz American producer and child actor; Coal Miner's Daughter, others
Don Evans American playwright; "Black Arts" movement pioneer
Janice Rule American film and stage actress and psychoanalyst; Bell, Book, and Candle, others
Bertram Brockhouse Canadian Nobel-prizewinning physicist
Bill Shoemaker American jockey; four-time Kentucky Derby winner
Carolyn Heilbrun, aka Amanda Cross American feminist scholar and mystery writer
Eleanor Lambert American "Empress of Fashion"; keeper of the Best-Dressed List
Fred Tuttle Vermont dairy farmer and film actor
Marie Foster American civil rights activist; leader in "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama
Charles Bennett US Representative; co-sponsored Americans with Disabilities act, created House Ethics committee, sponsored "In God We Trust" motto
Monsignor Robert Hupp American leader of Boys Town
Jack Eisner Polish-American founder of the Holocaust Survivors Memorial Foundation; author, The Survivor
Jinx Falkenburg American actress and radio star; pioneered the talk show
Rear Admiral Richard Bennis Coast Guard; directed NY Harbor evacuation after 9/11
F. C. Robbins American physician; won Nobel Prize for polio research
Tex McCrary American radio star; pioneered talk show with Jinx Falkenburg
Vance Hartke Former US Senator from Indiana; opposed Vietnam War
Kurt Semm German-American surgeon; founder of laparoscopic surgery; was ridiculed for technique
John Schlesinger British film director; Midnight Cowboy, others
Carol Matthau American actress and writer; real-life Holly Golightly
Nicolas Freeling British detective novelist; "Van der Valk" stories
Carol Shields American/Canadian Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist; The Stone Diaries, others
Chaim Engel Polish-American author; escapee from Sobibor
George Axelrod American play and film writer; The Seven Year Itch, Breakfast at Tiffanys, others
Johnny Miles American athlete; Boston Marathon winner
Robert Good American physician; immunology pioneer, founder of bone marrow transplant technique
Sir Bernard Williams British philosopher and moral relativist; professor at London, Cambridge, Berkeley, and Oxford
Mickie Most British pop producer; House of the Rising Sun, others
Burke Marshall American assistant attorney general; influential in civil rights movement
Ilya Prigogine Russian/Belgian Nobel-prizewinning chemist; "grandfather of chaos theory"
Sloan Wilson American author; The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, A Summer Place, others
C. A. Tripp American psychologist and author; The Homosexual Matrix challenged concept that homosexuality was unhealthy
Vincent Freda American physician; invented Rhogam vaccine
Dame Wendy Hiller British actress; Pygmalion, Murder on the Orient Express, others
George Morrow American mathematician and programmer; instrumental in creation of personal computers
Walter Sisulu South African civil rights activist; Nelson Mandela's aide in abolition of apartheid
Bishop Paul Moore Episcopal Bishop; social justice and peace activist, helped open Episcopal Church to ordain women
Ray Hicks American storyteller and folklorist
Martha Griffiths Michigan Congresswoman and women's rights activist; "mother of the ERA"
Cecil Green American engineer and founder of Texas Instruments, developer of the first silicon transistor
Babatunde Olatunji Nigerian drummer; 1959 album Drums of Passion brought African drumming to the US, inspired Grateful Dead, Santana
Michael Jeter American actor; "Mr. Noodle" on Sesame Street, others
Robert Borque Designer of "Zoltan the Astrological Wizard" penny arcade machines
Howard Fast American author; Spartacus, Citizen Tom Paine, others
Matt Jeffries American motion picture and TV art director; designed Star Trek's Enterprise and "Jeffries Tubes" are named after him
Virginia Heinlein Science fiction author Robert Heinlein's widow
Monique Wittig French novelist and professor; leader in French feminist and lesbian movements
Sydney Omarr American astrologer
Ian MacNaughton British director of Monte Python's Flying Circus, others
George Roy Hill American film director; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, others
Frederick Knott American playwright; Dial M for Murder, Wait Until Dark, others
Karel Reisz American director; The French Lieutenant's Woman, others
Billy Guy American singer; baritone member of "The Coasters"
Kir Bulychov Russian science fiction writer; Alice: The Girl From Earth, others
Virginia Kidd American literary agent, author and editor; first female literary agent in speculative fiction
Charles Sheffield British Nebula/Hugo award-winning science fiction author
Jerry Sohl, aka Nathan Butler American science fiction and screenplay writer; writer for Twilight Zone and Star Trek, others
Gladys Brandt revivalist of Hawaiian native culture
Dee Brown American author, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, others
Thanks to Reclaiming for penning such a useful line as “what is remembered, lives.”
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