2021 Jackpot
  • 1st:  $612
  • 2nd:  $255
  • 3rd:  $153
May 29, 2021    Gavin MacLeod

Beloved U.S. comedic TV actor on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Love Boat." Born 1931.
Dead after a unspecified illness.

10,000 points to team #37

May 25, 2021    John Warner

American lawyer, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Senator. Pretty sure we're obligated to mention "husband of Elizabeth Taylor." Born 1927. 
Dead of heart failure.

10,000 points to team #34

May 25, 2021    Rusty Warren

American comedian and singer known for sexual innuendo. Born 1930.
Dead in her sleep.

10,000 points to team #1

May 22, 2021    Jeanne Bot

French supercentenarian who lived to 116. Born 1905.
Dead of ancient, ancient age. 

10,000 points to team #33

May 22, 2021    Robert Marchand

French cyclist active into his 100s, he was also a firefighter and trucker. Born 1911. 
Dead of ancientness.

6,500 points to teams #3, #10

May 12, 2021    Jerry Burns

U.S. college football coach, mostly in Michigan and Iowa; NFL coach for Minnesota. Born 1927.
Dead of ongoing health conditions.

10,000 points to team #9

May 11, 2021    Norman Lloyd

U.S. actor, longtime C4C favorite who starred in TV and films that came before many C4C coaches. Born 1914.
Dead of natural causes.

5,000 points to teams #24, #25, #41

May 11, 2021    Lester L. Wolff

U.S. politician from New York, oldest living former congressman at the time of his death. Born 1919.
Dead of undisclosed causes.

5,000 points to teams #24, #30, #45

May 7, 2021    Ernest Angley

Conflicted U.S. televangelist accused of sexual abuses. Born 1921. 
Dead of who knows what.

6,500 points to teams #11, #31

May 2, 2021    Litsa Menounos

Greek mother of celebrity and wrestler Maria Menounos on entertainment TV (E! TV News). 
Dead of brain cancer.

10,000 points to team #30

April 30, 2021    John Dee Holeman

U.S. blues guitarist, dancer, musician, songwriter. Born 1929.
Dead of ancientism.

10,000 points to team #8

April 29, 2021    Johnny Crawford

American Mouseketeer and TV actor ('The Rifleman'). Born 1946.
Dead of complications from Alzheimer's.

10,000 points to team #46

April 29, 2021    Anne Buydens Douglas

German-born American film producer, Kirk Douglas's widow. Born 1919.
Dead of old, old age.

10,000 points to team #18

April 29, 2021    Frank McRae

American NFL player who became a movie actor. Born 1941.
Dead of a heart attack.

10,000 points to team #2

April 28, 2021    Michael Collins

American astronaut who orbited the moon in Apollo 11. Born 1930. 
Dead of cancer.

6,500 points to teams #27, #48

April 24, 2021    Faye Schulman

Polish-born Jewish partisan photographer and resistance worker, WWII. Born 1919.
Dead of ancientness.

10,000 points to team #1

April 20, 2021    Tempest Storm

U.S. "Queen of Exotic Dancers" for more than 60 years. Born 1928.
Dead after a short illness.

10,000 points to team #5

April 18, 2021    Sunday Burquest

U.S. youth pastor and "Survivor" star. Born 1971.
Dead of esophageal and ovarian cancer.

10,000 points to team #35

April 17, 2021    Hester Ford

Oldest living American. Born 1904.
Dead of old, old, old age.

10,000 points to team #21

April 14, 2021    Bernard Madoff

U.S. fraudster, Ponzi scheme king, NASDAQ chairman. Born 1938.
Dead of chronic kidney disease.

5,000 points to teams #23, #27, #29

April 9, 2021    Ramsey Clark

U.S. attorney general and activist. Born 1927.
Dead of ancientness.

10,000 points to team #5

April 9, 2021    Prince Philip

Duke of Edinburgh and Consort of the British Monarch. Born 1921.
Dead of old age.

2,000 points to teams #24, #27, #28, #29, #36, #38, #42, #47, #49, #50

April 7, 2021    James Hampton

Ubiquitous TV actor, director, and screenwriter. Born 1936.
Dead of complications of Parkinson's disease.

10,000 points to team #49

April 6, 2021    Charles H. Coolidge

U.S. World War II soldier awarded the Medal of Honor. Born 1921.
Dead after 50-plus years of multiple sclerosis.

6,500 points to teams #22, #34

April 6, 2021    Alcee Hastings

U.S. Representative from Florida; U.S. District Court Judge. Born 1936.
Dead of pancreatic cancer.

6,500 points to teams #9, #33

April 3, 2021    Gloria Henry

American TV and movie actor. Born 1923.
Dead of undisclosed causes. 

10,000 points to team #22

March 29, 2021    Sarah Onyango Obama

Kenyan educator and step-grandmother of Barack Obama.
Dead of an undisclosed illness.

10,000 points to team #5

March 25, 2021    Bobby W. Brown

U.S. Major League Baseball player (NY Yankees), physician, MLB executive.
Dead of natural causes.

10,000 points to team #15

March 25, 2021    Beverly Cleary

American author of children's books.
Dead of ancientism.

2,000 points to teams #11, #21, #36, #48, #49

March 23, 2021    George Segal

American film and TV actor, banjo player.
Dead of complications from surgery.

10,000 points to team #2

March 20, 2021    G. Gordon Liddy

American jack-of-all trades (FBI, talk show host, author, Watergate conspirator).
Dead of Parkinson's disease.

10,000 points to team #47

March 14, 2021    Henry Darrow

American TV and stage actor.
Dead of natural causes.

10,000 points to team #12

March 9, 2021    James Levine

U.S. director of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor.
Dead of natural causes.

10,000 points to team #43

March 9, 2021    Biff McGuire

American TV and film actor.
Dead of old age.

10,000 points to team #19

March 9, 2021    Roger Mudd

U.S. TV journalist ('60 Minutes').
Dead of complications of kidney failure.

6,500 points to teams #15, #36

March 7, 2021    Carl J. Shapiro

Women's clothing line founder, philanthropist.
Dead of ancientness.

5,000 points to teams #10, #15, #21

February 28, 2021    Roger Kibbe

U.S. serial killer who murdered at least 8 women in California. Born 1939.
Dead of homicide (team gets homicide bonus).

12,500 points to team #35

February 22, 2021    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

U.S. Beat poet, activist, and San Francisco book seller. Born 1919.
Dead of interstitial lung disease.

3,500 points to teams #3, #24, #36, #38

February 17, 2021    Rush Limbaugh

Longtime purveyor of angst and conspiracy on radio. Born 1951.
Dead of lung cancer.

2,000 points to teams #10, #12, #29, #30, #40, #50

February 16, 2021    Bernard Lown

Lithuanian-American inventor of the defibrillator; cardiologist. Born 1921.
Dead of pneumonia and congestive heart failure.

6,500 points to teams #11, #12

February 14, 2021    Carlos Menem

Argentinian politician, president, and convicted criminal. Born 1930.
Dead of complications from urinary tract infection.

6,500 points to teams #23, #30

February 11, 2021    Prestley Blake

U.S. founder of Friendly's Ice Cream Corp. Born 1914.
Dead of a gastric blockage.

6,500 points to teams #11, #21

February 10, 2021    Dai Davies

Longtime Welsh football goalkeeper, national team player. Born 1948.
Dead of pancreatic cancer.

10,000 points to team #32

February 10, 2021    Larry Flynt

U.S. publisher of porn magazines, frequent defendant in court cases. Born 1942.
Dead of heart failure.

10,000 points to team #49

February 7, 2021    Karen Lewis

U.S. chemistry teacher, education labor leader. Born 1953.
Dead of glioblastoma.

10,000 points to team #32

February 6, 2021    George Shultz

U.S. economist, businessman, and Cabinet secretary - state, labor, treasury. Born 1920.
Dead of undisclosed causes.

5,000 points to teams #10, #24, #36

February 5, 2021    Susan Bayh

U.S. attorney, First Lady of Indiana, corporate board member. Born 1959.
Dead of brain cancer.

6,500 points to teams #24, #44

February 5, 2021    Leon Spinks

U.S. professional boxer who beat Ali once, Olympic gold medalist. Born 1953.
Dead of prostate cancer.

2,000 points to teams #4, #24, #28, #29, #50

February 3, 2021    Wayne Terwilliger

ML baseball player and World Series-winning coach. Born 1925.
Dead of undisclosed causes. 

10,000 points to team #34

February 3, 2021    Tony Trabert

U.S. professional tennis champion, longtime TV tennis analyst. Born 1930.
Dead of undisclosed causes.

10,000 points to team #12

February 2, 2021    Captain Sir Tom Moore

British Army officer, fundraiser for charity. Born 1920. 
Dead of pneumonia and COVID-19.

10,000 points to team #10

February 2, 2021    Harry Petrakis

Greek-American novelist, writer. Born 1923. 
Dead of old age.

10,000 points to team #18

January 30, 2021    Eugenio Martinez

Watergate burglar pardoned by Reagan, CIA asset. Dead of undisclosed causes.

10,000 points to team #18

January 29, 2021    John Chaney

Longtime basketball coach for Temple University. Dead of a short illness.

10,000 points to team #6

January 28, 2021    Cicely Tyson

Award-winning U.S. TV, film actor for 70+ years. Dead of undisclosed causes.

5,000 points to teams #9, #23, #48

January 27, 2021    Cloris Leachman

Award-winning film, TV actor for nearly 70 years. Dead of a stroke and COVID-19.

5,000 points to teams #23, #37, #48

January 24, 2021    Sonny Fox

U.S. children's TV host, movie producer. Dead of COVID-19.

10,000 points to team #33

January 23, 2021    Walter Bernstein

Blacklisted screenwriter and film producer. Dead of pneumonia.

6,500 points to teams #22, #25

January 23, 2021    Alberto Grimaldi

Film producer of spaghetti Westerns, others. Dead of natural causes.

10,000 points to team #35

January 23, 2021    Hal Holbrook

Venerable U.S. TV and stage actor. Dead of undisclosed causes.

2,000 points to teams #8, #24, #25, #42, #46, #47

January 23, 2021    Larry King

TV, radio talk show host married 7 times. Dead of sepsis (and probably exhaustion).

2,000 points to teams #15, #26, #27, #28, #34, #40

January 16, 2021    Phil Spector

Wall of Sound producer, convicted murderer. Dead of COVID-19.

10,000 points to team #47

January 15, 2021    Mike Miller

Maryland politician. Dead of prostate cancer.

10,000 points to team #44

January 13, 2021    Sylvain Sylvain

Guitarist for the NY Dolls. Dead of cancer.

10,000 points to team #17

January 11, 2021    Sheldon Adelson

Casino magnate, Trump supporter, philanthropist. Dead of longterm illnesses.

5,000 points to teams #5, #34, #46

January 10, 2021    Julie Strain

The Queen of the B Movies. Dead of dementia.

5,000 points to teams #10, #29, #45