Friday, January 05, 2007

Team DuggleReaper!!

Team DuggleReaper is my entry in F train's Dead Pool. Here's some brief info on why I might have picked them for my team.

1. Sammy Baugh
Slingin' Sammy is the only living charter member of the NFL hall of fame. He was a rookie with the Washington Redskins in 1937 and a legend in DC when I was growing up.
2. Kitty Carlisle
Regular on the TV game show "What's My Line" and "To Tell The Truth." She still sings in venues all over the US, but had to cancel an appearance in December due to her failing health.
3. Kirk Douglas
Born Issur Danielovitch Demsky in 1916, Douglas appeared on Entertainment Tonight in December to celebrate his 90th birthday.
4. Ernest Gallo
Co founder of the Ernest and Julio Gallo winery, and will celebrate his 98th birthday in March. Gallo is the second oldest living billionaire.
5. Billy Graham
America's most famous Evangelist, Rev. Graham was prevented from officiating at the state funeral of former President Gerald R. Ford due to failing health.
6. Paul Harvey
Born in 1918 as Paul Harvey Aurandt in Tulsa Oklahoma, Harvey is the most well known American radio journalist whose broadcast is carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations around the world and reprinted in 300 newspapers.
7. Ernie Harwell
Hall of Fame Baseball Broacaster who called one inning of Game 1 of the 2006 World Series for Tigers radio.
8. Kirk Kerkorian
Father of the megaresort, Kerkorian is known as one of the important figures in shaping the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Estimated net worth of 9 billion, Kirk sold 14 million shares of his GM stake in December 2006. The sale resulted in GM share prices falling 4.1% from its November price.
9. Karl Malden
Born Mladen George Sekulovich, the Emmy and Oscar winning actor of films like "On the Waterfront" and "Patton" is the oldest living male Hollywood star.
10. Les Paul
Inventor of the solid body electric guitar and multi-track recording techniques.
11. Phil Rizzuto
"The Scooter," Rizzuto is the oldest living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
12. Mike Wallace
In 2006, Wallace announced his retirement from 60 Minutes after 37 years with the program.
13. Eli Wallach
Wallach's films include "The Misfits," "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." In 2006, Wallach made a guest appearance on the NBC show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,
14. Richard Widmark
In 2002, Widmark was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
15. Jane Wyman
Born as Sarah Jane Mayfield in 1916, the academy award winning actress was married to Ronald Reagan from 1940 to 1948.


Joe Speaker said...

I have to say Dugggle, you're the chalk to win this thing. Some of those people are even worse off than you note.

And all 15 have had their obits prepared in advance at my workplace.

DuggleBogey said...

Especially when you add the fact that I'm not beyond going on a sniper rampage at the last minute.