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Arlene Dahl -- b.8/11/1925
Columnist, Actress, TV Hostess, Costume Designer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Minneapolis, MN; Fernando Lamas's widow, Lorenzo's mom
Misc: some say 1924, 1927, or 1928; wed 5x's
TV Shows: Pepsi-Cola Playhouse, One Life to Live
Movie Titles: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Three Little Words, The Adventures of Robin Hood

Bob Dale -- b.3/26/1925 d.5/26/2008 (83)

John Charles Daly -- b.2/20/1914 d.2/24/1991 (77)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist, Actor, Game Show Host, South African
Misc: Voice of America director
TV Shows: NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, What's My Line, It's News to Me

Charles Anderson Dana -- b.8/8/1819 d.10/17/1897 (78)
Journalist, Editor
Misc: The New York Sun

John Dancy -- b.8/5/1936
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Misc: covers Congress action for NBC News

Clifton Daniel -- b.9/19/1912 d.2/21/2000 (87)
Journalist, Editor
Misc: New York Times 1960s

Faith Daniels -- b.3/9/1957
Newscaster, TV Talk Show Hostess
TV Shows: A Closer Look

Nicholas Daniloff -- b.12/30/1934

Braden Danner -- b.7/13/1975
Editor, Actor, Dancer, Pop Singer
TV Shows: The All New Mickey Mouse Club
Movie Titles: The Way of the Master, The Select Fit

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

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

Elmer Holmes Davis -- b.1/13/1890 d.5/18/1958 (68)
Journalist, Commentator

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

Benjamin Day -- b.4/10/1810 d.12/21/1889 (79)
Misc: founded the New York Sun newspaper

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

Morton Dean -- b.8/22/1935
Newscaster, Journalist
Misc: CBS News

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

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

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

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

John Dehner -- b.11/23/1915 d.2/4/1992 (76)
Animator, Newsperson, Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Narrator, Radio Disc Jock, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Staten Island, NY
TV Shows: Frontier Gentlemen, Have Gun Will Travel, The Westerner, The Roaring 20's, The Baileys of Balboa, The Don Knotts Show, The Doris Day Show (as Cyril Bennett), New Temperatures Rising Show, Big Hawaii, How The West Was Won (miniseries), Young Maverick (as Marshal Edge Troy), Enos (as Lt. Jacob Broggi), Bare Essense, The Winds of War (miniseries), The Colbys (as Billy Joe Erskine), War and Remembrance (miniseries)
Movie Titles: Apache

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

George T. Delacorte -- b.6/20/1894 d.5/4/1991 (96)
Publisher, Philanthropist
Names/Places: MN:Thomas Jr.
Misc: Dell Publishing founder; some say b. 1893

John Thadeus Delane -- b.10/11/1817 d.11/22/1879 (62)
Editor, English
Misc: of The Times of London for 36 years

Steve Delaney -- b.8/30/1938

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

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

Jack DeManio -- b.1/26/1914 d.10/28/1988 (74)
Newscaster, Journalist, English

Maryalice Demler -- b.7/8/1964
Newscaster, Journalist, Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss New York/Miss America (1991)

Andrew J. Dempsey -- b.??/??/???? d.1/19/1988 (46)
Misc: CEO of Times Mirror Magazine

Herbert Dennenberg -- b.10/20/1929 d.3/18/2010 (80)
Misc: TV consumer advocate and newspaper columnist since the mid 1970s

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.

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

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

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.

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

José Díaz-Balart -- b.11/7/1960 N.S.
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: Noticiero Telemundo

John Dickerson -- b.7/6/1968 N.S.
Journalist, TV Host
TV Shows: Face the Nation (political reporter/moderator), CBS This Morning

Nancy Dickerson -- b.1/19/1927 d.10/18/1997 (70)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Misc: b. 1930?

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)

George Dillon -- b.11/12/1906 d.5/9/1968 (61)
Poet, Editor

William Henry Dines -- b.8/5/1855 d.12/24/1927 (72)
Meterologist, British
Misc: invented instruments to measure atmospheric properties.

Diodorus -- b.??/??/20BC d.??/??/????
Historian, Greek

Dionysius -- b.??/??/???? d.??/??/7BC
Historian, Greek

Jeane L. Dixon -- b.1/5/1904 d.1/25/1997 (93)
Author, Astrologer, Clairvoyant, Columnist
Names/Places: RN:Jeane Pinckert

Lou Dobbs -- b.9/24/1945
Author, Newscaster, Actor, Radio Host, Producer, Personality
Sports Teams: RN:Louis Carl Dobbs

Lloyd Dobyns -- b.3/12/1936
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: NBC News

John V. Dodge -- b.9/25/1909 d.4/23/1991 (81)
Publisher, Editor
Book Titles: Encyclopedia Britannica

Mary Elizabeth Dodge -- b.1/26/1831 d.8/21/1905 (74)
Author, Editor

Nola Dolberg -- b.12/24/1901 d.10/10/1994 (92)
Newscaster, Movie Actress

Sam Donaldson -- b.3/11/1934
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in El Paso, TX
TV Shows: ABC News, Primetime Live

Lawrence Donegan -- b.7/13/1961
Author, Journalist, Rock & Roll Bassist, Scotish
Misc: after a career in music, he became a gold correspondent and author
Group Names: Lloyd Cole & the Commotions

Hedley Donovan -- b.5/24/1914 d.8/13/1990 (76)
Publisher, Executive
Misc: Time Inc. editor in chief

Stacey Dooley -- b.3/9/1987 N.S.
Journalist, English

Dan Dorfman -- b.10/24/1931 d.6/16/2012 (80)
Writer, Journalist
Misc: New York Magazine

Bob Dotson -- b.10/3/1946
Author, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
TV Shows: NBC News

Frank Nelson Doubleday -- b.1/8/1862 d.1/30/1934 (72)
Misc: founder of Doubleday & Co.; not to be confused with Abner Doubleday

Nelson Doubleday -- b.6/16/1899 d.1/11/1949 (49)
Misc: a U.S. book publisher and president of Doubleday Company from 1922-1946.

Nelson Doubleday Jr. -- b.7/20/1933 d.6/17/2015 (81)
Publisher, MLB Owner
Sports Teams: New York Mets (owned)

Frederick A. Douglass -- b.2/14/1817 d.2/20/1895 (78)
Author, Journalist, Publisher, Editor, Social Reformer, Abolitionist
Misc: b. Feb 7?

Charles H. Dow -- b.11/6/1851 d.12/4/1902 (51)
Publisher, Businessperson
Misc: Financial expert; founded Dow Jones & Co. with Edward D. Jones in 1882, pub'd Wall Street Journal

Maureen Dowd -- b.1/14/1952
Author, Columnist

Hugh Downs -- b.2/14/1921
Author, Newscaster, TV Host, Game Show Host, Announcer
Names/Places: b. in Akron, Ohio
TV Shows: 20/20 (1978-99), Concentration, Today Show (1962-71), Over Easy, Jack Paar Show (announcer)

William Downs Jr. -- b.8/17/1914 d.5/3/1978 (63)
Misc: for CBS Radio from 1942-1962

Gardner Dozois -- b.7/23/1947 N.S. d.5/27/2018 N.S. (70)
Sci-fi Writer, Editor
Misc: He was the founding editor of The Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies (1984-present) and was editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine (1984-2004)

Margaret Drabble -- b.6/5/1939
Novelist, Critic, Biographer, English
Book Titles: Needle's Eye

Dorothy Draper -- b.11/22/1889 d.3/11/1969 (79)
Misc: interior decorator

Alex Dreier -- b.6/26/1916 d.3/11/2000 (83)
Newscaster, Actor

Claudia Dreifus -- b.11/24/1944
Author, Lecturer, Journalist, Educator

Elizabeth Drew -- b.11/16/1935
Author, Journalist

Dylan Dreyer -- b.8/2/1981 N.S.
Weatherman, Personality
TV Shows: Today Show

John Drinkwater -- b.6/1/1882 d.3/25/1937 (54)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Biographer, English
Book Titles: Bird in Hand

Terry Drinkwater -- b.5/9/1936 d.5/31/1989 (53)
Misc: CBS News

Matt Drudge -- b.10/27/1966
Author, Commentator, Internet Website Editor
Misc: The Drudge Report creator and editor

Roscoe Drummond -- b.1/13/1902 d.9/30/1983 (81)
Journalist, Columnist

W. E. B. Du Bois -- b.2/23/1868 d.8/27/1963 (95)
Writer, Historian, Civil Rights Leader, Social Reformer, Educator
Names/Places: RFMN:William Edward Burghardt
Misc: NAACP founding member; Black influencer

David Douglas Duncan -- b.1/23/1916 N.S. d.6/7/2018 N.S. (102)
Author, Journalist, Photojournalist

William Dunlap -- b.2/19/1766 N.S. d.9/28/1839 N.S. (73)
Artist, Painter, Playwright, Historian, Actor, Stage Producer, American

Gaby Dunn -- b.6/1/1988 N.S.
Journalist, Comedienne, Internet Video Show Producer, Internet Website Blogger
TV Shows: Just Between Us

Tom Dunn -- b.5/1/1929 d.7/2/2006 (77)

W. J. Dunn -- b.??/??/???? d.9/19/1992 (86)

Finley Peter Dunne -- b.7/10/1867 d.4/24/1936 (68)
Humorist, Journalist
Misc: created Mr. Dooley

Pierre Samuel du Pont -- b.12/14/1739 d.8/6/1817 (77)
Economist, Industrialist, French

Trevor Nevitt Dupuy -- b.5/3/1919 d.6/5/1995 (76)
Misc: military historian

Ariel Durant -- b.5/10/1898 d.10/25/1981 (83)
Historian, American, Russian
Names/Places: Will's wife
Book Titles: The Story of Civilization

Will Durant -- b.11/5/1885 d.11/7/1981 (96)
Author, Poet, Philosopher, Historian
Names/Places: Ariel's hubby
Book Titles: Story Of Civilization

Walter Duranty -- b.5/25/1884 d.10/3/1957 (73)
Author, Journalist, British

E. P. Dutton -- b.1/4/1831 d.??/??/1923 (92)
Misc: a prominent book publisher

Evert Duyckinck -- b.11/23/1816 d.8/13/1878 (61)

Alexander Dyce -- b.6/30/1798 d.5/15/1869 (70)
Editor, Scotish

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