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Benedict XVI

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger
First Name Benedict
Last Name XVI
Born on April 16, 1927 (age 97)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Pope Benedict XVI is a retired prelate of the Catholic Church who served as head of the Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict's election as pope occurred in the 2005 papal conclave that followed the death of Pope John Paul II. Benedict chose to be known by the title "pope emeritus" upon his resignation.

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Mort Sahl

First Name Mort
Last Name Sahl
Born on May 11, 1927
Died on October 26, 2021 (aged 94)
Born in Canada, Quebec

Morton Lyon Sahl is an American comedian, actor, and social satirist, considered the first modern stand-up comedian since Will Rogers. Sahl pioneered a style of social satire which pokes fun at political and current event topics using improvised monologues and only a newspaper as a prop.

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Vladimir Naumov

First Name Vladimir
Last Name Naumov
Born on December 6, 1927
Died on November 29, 2021 (aged 93)
Born in Russia

Vladimir Naumovich Naumov is a Russian film director and writer. He was a schoolmate of Sergei Parajanov at the Soviet film school. In 1977 he was a member of the jury at the 10th Moscow International Film Festival. His 1981 film Teheran 43 won the Golden Prize at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Jerry Stiller

Gerald Isaac Stiller
First Name Jerry
Born on June 8, 1927
Died on May 11, 2020 (aged 92)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Gerald Isaac Stiller was an American actor, comedian and author. He spent many years as part of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara, to whom he was married for over 60 years until her death in 2015. Stiller saw a late-career resurgence starting in 1993, playing George Costanza's father Frank on the sitcom Seinfeld, a part which earned him an Emmy nomination. The year Seinfeld went off the air, Stiller began his role as the eccentric Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series The King of Queens, another role which garnered him widespread acclaim.

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Lal Krishna Advani

First Name Lal
Last Name Advani
Born on November 8, 1927 (age 96)
Born in Pakistan, Sindh

Lal Krishna Advani is an Indian politician who served as the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004 under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Advani is one of the co-founders and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a longtime member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. He also served as Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the 10th Lok Sabha and 14th Lok Sabha. He was the National Democratic Alliance prime ministerial candidate in the 2009 general elections.

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Bud Grant

Harry Peter Grant, Jr.

Harold Peter "Harry/Bud" Grant Jr. is a former head coach and player of American football, Canadian football, and a former basketball player in the NBA. Grant served as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) for 18 seasons; he was the team's second (1967–83) and fourth (1985) head coach, leading them to four Super Bowl appearances, 11 division titles, one league championship and three NFC conference championships. Before coaching the Vikings, he was the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for ten seasons, winning the Grey Cup four times. Grant is the most successful coach in Vikings history, and the third most successful professional football coach overall, with a combined 283 wins in the NFL and CFL. Grant was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He was the first coach to guide teams to the Grey Cup and the Super Bowl, the only other being Marv Levy.

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Margaret Keane

Peggy Doris Hawkins
First Name Margaret
Last Name Keane
Born on September 15, 1927
Died on June 26, 2022 (aged 94)

Margaret D. H. Keane is an American artist known for her paintings of subjects with big eyes. She mainly paints women, children, or animals in oil or mixed media. The work achieved commercial success through inexpensive reproductions on prints, plates, and cups. It has been critically acclaimed but also criticized as formulaic and cliché. The artwork was originally attributed to Keane's husband, Walter Keane. After their divorce in the 1960s, Margaret soon claimed credit, which was established after a court "paint-off" in Hawaii.

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Sidney Poitier

First Name Sidney
Last Name Poitier
Born on February 20, 1927
Died on January 6, 2022 (aged 94)
Born in The Bahamas
Height 189 cm | 6'2

Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian-American retired actor, film director, and ambassador. In 1964, Poitier won the Academy Award for Best Actor becoming the first black male and Afro-Bahamian actor to win that award. He is the oldest living and earliest surviving Best Actor Academy Award winner. From 1997 to 2007, he served as the Bahamian Ambassador to Japan.

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David Dinkins

David Norman Dinkins
First Name David
Last Name Dinkins
Born on July 10, 1927
Died on November 23, 2020 (aged 93)

David Norman Dinkins was an American politician, lawyer, and author who served as the 106th Mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993, becoming the first African American to hold the office.

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Rosalynn Carter

Eleanor Rosalynn Smith
First Name Rosalynn
Born on August 18, 1927 (age 96)

Eleanor Rosalynn Carter is an American who served as First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981 as the wife of President Jimmy Carter. For decades, she has been a leading advocate for numerous causes. Carter was politically active during her White House years, sitting in on Cabinet meetings. She was her husband's closest adviser. She also served as an envoy abroad, particularly in Latin America.

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