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William Maxwell Gaines -- b.3/1/1922 d.6/3/1992 (70)
Misc: launched MAD Magazine (1952-), an irreverent monthly with humorous illustrations and writing that satirized mass media, politicians, celebrities, and comic books.

John Kenneth Galbraith -- b.10/15/1908 d.4/29/2006 (97)
Author, Editor, Economist, Diplomat, Educator, Canadian

Johann Gottfried Galle -- b.6/9/1812 d.7/10/1910 (98)
Astronomer, Weatherman, German
Misc: discovered Neptune by telescope

Paul Gallico -- b.7/26/1897 d.7/15/1976 (78)
Novelist, Journalist

Peter Gammons -- b.4/9/1945
Journalist, Sports Writer

Frank Ernest Gannett -- b.9/15/1876 d.12/3/1957 (81)
Publisher, Editor
Misc: Newspapers

Hy Gardner -- b.12/2/1908 d.6/17/1989 (80)
Columnist, Panelist
Misc: Gossipist
TV Shows: To Tell The Truth

Major Garrett -- b.8/24/1962
Correspondent, Commentator

William Lloyd Garrison -- b.12/10/1805 d.5/24/1879 (73)
Poet, Journalist, Social Reformer, Abolitionist
Misc: Liberator

Dave Garroway -- b.7/13/1913 d.7/21/1982 (69)
Newscaster, TV Host
TV Shows: Garroway at Large, Today Show (first host 1951-61)

Patrick Gass -- b.6/12/1771 N.S. d.4/2/1870 N.S. (98)
Explorer, Publisher
Misc: sargent of the Lewis and Clark expedition

Théophile Gautier -- b.8/30/1811 N.S. d.10/23/1872 N.S. (61)
Author, Novelist, Poet, Critic, Journalist, French

Raymond Geiger -- b.9/18/1910 d.4/1/1994 (83)
Misc: of the Farmers' Almanac for six decades.

Peaches Geldof -- b.3/13/1989 d.4/7/2014 (25)
Journalist, Model, British
Names/Places: Bob & Paula's daughter

Curt Gentry -- b.6/13/1931 d.7/10/2014 (83)
Misc: co-wrote or wrote more than a dozen books including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover

Henry George -- b.9/2/1839 d.10/29/1897 (58)
Philosopher, Journalist, Economist
Misc: Progress & Poverty

Hugo Gernsback -- b.8/16/1884 d.8/19/1967 (83)
Inventor, Publisher
Misc: Radio & electronic devices; responsible for Science Fiction becoming an independent literary form

Georgie Anne Geyer -- b.4/2/1935
Journalist, Columnist

Edward Gibbon -- b.4/27/1737 J-LD or 5/8/1737 N.S. d.1/16/1794 N.S. (56)
Author, Historian, English, German
Book Titles: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Leeza Gibbons -- b.3/26/1957
Newsperson, TV Hostess, TV Talk Show Hostess
TV Shows: Entertainment Tonight, Leeza

Kathie Lee Gifford -- b.8/16/1953
Dramatist/Playwright, Jewish, Correspondent, Actress, Soap Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Producer, Songwriter, Singer, French
Names/Places: Hebrew-Christian; RLN:Epstein; Paul Johnson's, then Frank's wife
Misc: Carnival Cruise Lines spokesperson
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives, Hee Haw Honeys, Good Morning America (correspondent), Regis & Kathie Lee, Today

Elizabeth Gilbert -- b.7/18/1969 N.S.
Author, Novelist, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Memoirist, Biographer
Book Titles: Eat Pray Love

Frank Gilbreth Jr. -- b.3/17/1911 d.2/18/2001 (89)

John Gill -- b.5/17/1732 d.8/25/1785 (53)
Publisher, Patient
Misc: a leading advocate of American colonial independence from Britain.

James M. Gillis -- b.11/12/1876 d.3/14/1957 (80)
Author, Reverend, Roman Catholic, Editor
Misc: Broadcaster

Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- b.7/3/1860 d.8/17/1935 (75)
Author, Lecturer, Economist, Feminist

Lawrence Gilman -- b.7/5/1878 d.9/8/1939 (61)
Critic, Journalist

Elizabeth Gilmer -- b.11/18/1861 d.12/16/1951 (90)
Names/Places: aka:Dorothy Dix
Misc: lovelorn advice; b. 1870?

Sandy Gilmour -- b.8/14/1942
Newscaster, Correspondent

Arnold Gingrich -- b.12/5/1903 d.7/9/1976 (72)
Misc: of Esquire

Nikki Giovanni -- b.6/7/1943
Author, Poet, Commentator, Educator, Political Activist

Françoise Giroud -- b.9/21/1916 d.1/19/2003 (86)
Journalist, Head of State, French
Misc: French gov't official

Robert Giroux -- b.4/8/1914 d.9/5/2008 (94)
Publisher, Editor
Misc: chairman

Donna Hanover Giulani -- b.2/13/1950
Journalist, Actress, Producer, Personality
Movie Titles: The People vs. Larry Flynt

James Glaisher -- b.4/7/1809 d.2/7/1903 (93)
Astronomer, Weatherman, English

Garrett Glaser -- b.2/25/1953
Correspondent, Gay
TV Shows: Entertainment Tonight

Ralph Gleason -- b.3/1/1917 d.6/3/1975 (58)
Misc: co-founded Rolling Stone magazine

Christopher Glenn -- b.3/23/1938 d.10/17/2006 (68)
Misc: CBS News

Don Goddard -- b.7/5/1904 d.3/20/1994 (89)
Newscaster, TV Host

Louis Godey -- b.6/6/1804 N.S. d.11/29/1878 N.S. (74)
Publisher, Editor

Edwin L. Godkin -- b.10/2/1831 d.5/21/1902 (70)
Misc: founded New York Evening Post

Earl Godwin -- b.1/24/1881 d.9/23/1956 (75)

Bernard Goldberg -- b.5/31/1945 N.S.
Journalist, Commentator

Harry Lewis Golden -- b.5/6/1902 d.10/2/1981 (79)
Author, Jewish, Publisher, Editor
Names/Places: RLN:Goldenhurst

Albert Goldman -- b.4/15/1927 d.3/28/1994 (66)
Columnist, Biographer
Misc: of Life Magazine; his pitiless biographies of Elvis Presley and John Lennon infuriated many.

George Goldner -- b.2/9/1918 d.4/15/1970 (52)
Publisher, Songwriter
Misc: label owner

Dan Golenpaul -- b.6/3/1900 d.2/13/1974 (73)
TV Shows: Information Please (creator)

Ellen Goodman -- b.4/11/1941
Journalist, Columnist

Julian Goodman -- b.5/1/1922 N.S. d.7/2/2012 N.S. (90)
Journalist, Executive
Misc: NBC president

Doris Kearns Goodwin -- b.1/4/1943
Author, Commentator, Historian, Biographer

George Phineas Gordon -- b.4/21/1810 d.1/27/1878 (67)
Inventor, Printer

Charles H. Goren -- b.3/4/1901 d.4/3/1991 (90)
Author, Columnist, Bridge Player
Misc: Contact Bridge expert

Robert Gorfley -- b.11/23/????
Book Titles: Ripley's Believe It or Not

Jess Gorkin -- b.10/23/1913 d.2/1/1985 (71)
Misc: of Parade Magazine

Martin Gottfried -- b.10/9/1933 d.3/6/2014 N.S. (80)
Author, Critic, Columnist
Misc: of dramas

Robert A. Gottlieb -- b.4/29/1931
Writer, Editor
Misc: of The New Yorker from 1987-1992

Frederick William Goudy -- b.3/8/1865 d.5/11/1947 (82)
Designer, Printer
Misc: Type designer

Ron Goulart -- b.1/13/1933
Author, Sci-fi Writer, Historian
Misc: sci-fi and mystery writer

William Goyen -- b.4/24/1915 d.8/30/1983 (68)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Poet, Editor, Teacher

Henry Graff -- b.8/11/1921
Writer, Historian

Herb Graffis -- b.5/31/1893 d.2/13/1989 (95)
Publisher, Golf Figure
Misc: Golfing magazine founder; golf writer and founder of the U.S. National Golf Foundation.

Donald Graham -- b.4/22/1945
Misc: Washington Post

Fred Graham -- b.10/6/1931
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: CBS News, Court TV

Katharine Meyer Graham -- b.6/16/1917 d.7/17/2001 (84)
Publisher, Executive
Misc: Chairwoman of The Washington Post

Sheilah Graham -- b.9/15/1904 d.11/17/1988 (84)
Names/Places: RN:Lily Shiel
Misc: Hollywood Gossip

W. "Phil" Gramm -- b.7/8/1942 N.S.
Economist, Senator

Ben Grauer -- b.6/2/1908 d.5/31/1977 (68)
Newscaster, Commentator, TV Host, Announcer
Misc: A pioneer radio news personality

Hanna Gray -- b.10/25/1930
Historian, Educator, German

Thorne B Gray -- b.??/??/1937 d.4/20/1993 (55)
Author, Journalist, Historian

Adolphus Greeley -- b.3/27/1844 d.10/20/1935 (91)
Soldier, Explorer, Publisher
Misc: founded National Geographic Society; Arctic explorer

Horace Greeley -- b.2/3/1811 d.11/29/1872 (61)
Journalist, Politician, Founder
Names/Places: b. in Amherst, NH
Misc: founded The New York Trubune; said "Go West Young Man"; died insane

Constance Green -- b.8/21/1897 d.12/5/1975 (78)
Author, Historian

Duff Green -- b.8/15/1791 d.6/10/1875 (83)
Journalist, Politician
Misc: an influential member of President Andrew Jackson's inner advisory circle, the "kitchen cabinet."

Mark Green -- b.3/15/1945
Author, Columnist, Attorney/Lawyer, Political Activist
Misc: radio: Both Sides Now host
Book Titles: Who Runs Congress?, The Book on Bush
TV Shows: Crossfire

Bob Greene -- b.3/10/1947
Journalist, Columnist

Graham Greene -- b.10/2/1904 d.4/3/1991 (86)
Novelist, Roman Catholic, Journalist, English
Names/Places: RFN:Henry
Book Titles: Brighton Rock

Jeff Greenfield -- b.6/10/1943
Author, Journalist
Misc: Political Analyst for ABC News

Meg Greenfield -- b.12/27/1930 d.5/13/1999 (68)
Misc: Washington Post for 20 years

Paul Greengrass -- b.8/13/1955
Screenwriter, Journalist, Producer/Director, English
Misc: works mostly on the directing side
Movie Titles: The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Identity, Captain Phillips, United 93

Sir Alan Greenspan -- b.3/6/1926
Economist, Government Official
Misc: Former Federal Reserve chairman

Bill Greenwood -- b.3/28/1942
TV Shows: ABC News

Bettina Gregory -- b.6/4/1946
Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: MN:Louise
TV Shows: ABC News

David Gregory -- b.8/24/1970
TV Shows: Meet the Press

Horace Gregory -- b.4/10/1898 d.3/11/1982 (83)
Translator, Critic, Editor

Barbara Grier -- b.11/4/1933 d.11/10/2011 (78)
Writer, Publisher
Misc: co-founder of Naiad Press known for gay and lesbian literature

Lewis Grizzard -- b.10/20/1946 d.3/20/1994 (47)
Humorist, Columnist
Misc: his down-home humor in columns and books delighted and sometimes enraged readers.
Book Titles: My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun, Chili Dawgs Always Bark at Night, I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962, If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground, If Love Were Oil, I'd Be About a Quart Low

Gilbert Grosvenor -- b.10/28/1875 d.2/4/1966 (90)
Writer, Geographer, Editor, Turkey
Misc: National Geographic

Melville Grosvenor -- b.11/26/1901 d.4/22/1982 (80)
Misc: president of the National Geographic Society and editor of National Geographic Magazine

R. H. Growald -- b.8/15/1931 d.3/30/1993 (61)

Jon Gruden -- b.8/17/1963
Commentator, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player

Henry A. Grunwald -- b.12/3/1922 d.2/26/2005 (82)
Editor, Ambassador
Misc: Time magazine editor, Austria ambassador

Bob Guccione -- b.12/17/1930 d.10/20/2010 (79)
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Robert Charles Joseph Edwa
Misc: Penthouse

Lisa Guerrero Coles -- b.4/9/1964
Journalist, Actress, TV Hostess, Producer, Sportscaster, Model
Names/Places: aka Lisa Guerrero
Misc: Sports Reporter

C. Z. Guest -- b.2/19/1920 d.11/8/2003 (83)
Fashion Designer, Author, Columnist, Actress
Names/Places: RN:Lucy Douglas Cochrane

Edgar Albert Guest -- b.8/20/1881 d.8/5/1959 (77)
Poet, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, British

Harry Guggenheim -- b.8/23/1890 d.1/22/1971 (80)
Publisher, Publisher, Diplomat, Businessperson, Philanthropist
Misc: co-founded Newsday

Francesco Guicciardini -- b.3/6/1483 d.5/22/1540
Writer, Historian, Politician, Italian

Louise Imogen Guiney -- b.1/7/1861 d.11/2/1920 (59)
Essayist, Poet, Editor

Bryant Gumbel -- b.9/29/1948
Newscaster, Journalist, TV Host, Sportscaster
Names/Places: Greg's brother; b. in New Orleans, LA; MN:Charles
TV Shows: NBC Sports, Today Show (1980s), Main Street, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, The Early Show (CBS), Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Greg Gumbel -- b.5/3/1946
Newscaster, Sportscaster
Names/Places: Bryant's brother
TV Shows: CBS Sports, CBS News

John Gunther -- b.8/30/1901 d.5/29/1970 (68)
Author, Journalist
Book Titles: Death Be Not Proud (or Death Be Proud...NOT!)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta -- b.10/23/1969
Doctor, Correspondent
Misc: CNN medical reporter

Peter Guralnick -- b.12/15/1943
Writer, Music Critic, Historian, Musicologist
Misc: in the Blues Hall of Fame for writing about blues music.

Johannes Gutenberg -- b.2/23/1400 J-LD d.2/3/1468 J-LD (67)
Inventor, Printer, German
Misc: moveable type print

A. B. Gutherie Jr. -- b.1/13/1901 d.4/26/1991 (90)
Novelist, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Journalist
Misc: historical novels about The Western settlers in 1800s

Savannah Guthrie -- b.12/27/1971
Journalist, Attorney

Patricio Guzmán -- b.8/11/1941
Editor, Movie Director, Chilean

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