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Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are

On March 2, 2017 on my Facebook Page I said Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, Wherever you are. That was what Jimmy Durante used as his radio signoff over the years. The next night I decided to say goodnight to some other random person who intrigued me, and since then I have repeated that almost every night. I am not sure when I decided to limit it to dead people. It was near the beginning.

Edward Abbey

Margaret Abbott

Zequinha de Abreu

Babe Adams  
Grover Cleveland Alexander

May Alix

Mel Allen         

Robert Altman

John Murray Anderson  

Ivie Anderson 

John Murray Anderson  

Arletty

Jean Arthur 

Moe Asch

 Estelle Axton  

Nat Ayer

Dwight Babcock

Ilomay Bailey  

Bearcat Baker

Belle Baker

Chet Baker

Steve Barker

Alben Barkley

Pancho Barnes

Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

Saul Bass

Birch Bayh  

Lincoln Beachey 

Peter Beard

Bix Beiderbecke

Cool Papa Bell

Chief Bender

Walter Benjamin  

E.C. Bentley

Bunny Berigan

Emile Berliner 

Wallace Berman 

Art Bernstein

Jan Berry

Billy Bevan

Ambrose Bierce

Barney Bigard

Isabella Bird  

Billy Bitzer 

Alice Guy Blache

RD Blackmore  

Eubie Blake 

James W. Blake

Enid Blyton

Bocko the Dog

Clay Boland  

Buddy Bolden 

George Boldt  

Joe Boles 

Carrie Jacobs Bond 

Issy Bonn

Benjamin Bonneville  

Ruthanna Boris

Lyman Bostock 9/6/17

Connee Boswell  

James Boswell

Sunny Jim Bottomley

Brooks Bowman 

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Martin Branner

Richard Brautigan 

Dr. Lorna M. Breen

Roger Breshnahan

Jack Brickhouse 

Nell Brinkley

John Brisker   

Katherine Brocklebank

Steve Brodie  9/3/17

Irving Brodsky

Anne Bronte 

Louise Brooks

Walter R. Brooks

Shelton Brooks

Fredric Brown

Steve Brown

Jack Brownlow

Jack Bruce

Lenny Bruce 

Nigel Bruce

Pieter Bruegel the Elder 

 Arthur Bryant   

Louise Bryant  

Garland Buckeye  

Luis Bunuel

Smoky Burgess

Billie Burke 

Joe Burke

Ernie Burnett  

Fanny Burney

Edgar Rice Burroughs

John K Butler

Smedley Butler

Paul Cain 

Mrs. Calabash   March  2, 2017

Eleanor Cameron 

Robert Capa

Timothy Carey

Thumbs Carllile  

Frank Capra 

Hoagy Carmichael

Fausto Carmona 

Jean Carmen 

Marcel Carne

Harry Carney

Barbara Carroll

Ham Carson  

Rachel Carson

Alexander Cartwright 

Buddy Catlett

Peg La Centra  

Henry Chadwick

Richard Chambers

John Chambless

Raymond Chandler 

Charley Chase

Mary Boykin Chesnut  

Shirley Chisholm

Stephen Crane  

Judge Crater  

Walter P Chrysler 

Nestor Chylak  

Colly Cibber

Irv Cisski

Charity Clarke

Tony Cloninger 

Charles Coburn

Dorcas Cochran    

Issac Leeser Cohen

Larry Cohen

Jan Cole

Buddy Collett

Floyd Collins 

Wilkie Collins

Joyce Compton

Jimmy Colvard  

Zez Confrey 

Tony Conigliaro

Jocko Conlan 

Reg Connolly

Edgar Connor

Joseph Conrad 

Barbara Cook 

Elisha Cook Jr

Nat King Cole

Calvin Coolidge

J Fred Coots 

Charlotte Corday

Joseph Cornell

Bob Cowan

Malcom Cowley

Harry Cowley 

Lucas Cranach the Elder

Wahoo Sam Crawford

Caresse Crosby 

Harry Crosby

Beggie Cruiser

James Crumley

Ray Cummings

Babe Dahlgren 

Leroy Daniels 

Jane Darwell 

Jim Davenport https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1968/B08090SFN1968.htm

Homer Davenport 

Delmer Daves  

Bette Davis 

Norbert Davis  

Jane Darwell 

Clarence Darrow  

Richard Harding Davis

Dolly Dawn 

Amanda Dawson    

Eugene Debs

Hendrick van der Decken  

Frances Dee

Daniel DeFoe 

 Volly De Faut    

Ed Delahanty

Floyd Dell

Jini Dellaccio

Vina DelMar

François Delsarte  

Charles Demuth

Lester Dent

Gaby DesLys 

Charles Dickens  

Steve Ditko 

Ivan Doig

Virgil Doller

 Wordsworth Donisthorpe  

Abner  Doubleday

Walter Donaldson

Ruth Donnelly 

William O. Douglas   

Cynthia Doyon 

Jan Dudesek

Eleanor Dugan   

Germaine Dulac

Robert Dudley (Wienie King) 

Isadora Duncan

 Tommy Duncan  

 Katherine Dunham  

Jimmy Durante 

Trent Junior Durkin

Charles Duryea 

Jeanne Eagels

Ray Eames

Amelia Earhart

Luke Easter 

Sidney Easton

Marion Eaton

John Eberson 

Billy Eckstine\

Farciot Edouart  

T.S. Eliot

Jean Erdman

AL Erlanger

Buck Evans March 9

Dixie Evans

Mary Ann Evans

Medgar Evers  

Virgil Exner

Jan van Eyck

Tom Fadden

Juan Manuel Fangio   

Richard Fariña  

Mark Fidrych

Henry Fielding 9/5/17

Dorothy Fields

Leonor Fini

Charlie O Finley

Bobby Fischer 

Bernice Fisher

Doris Fisher

Fred Fisher 

Steve Fisher

Eleanor Flexner  

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn 

Leo F. Forbstein

Hank Fort 

Sylvia Froos

Bobby Fuller

Loie Fuller 

Maud Fulton  

Jacques Futrelle

William Lloyd Garrison  

Helen Gahagan

Eva Le Gallienne   

Tod Galloway

Isabella Gardener

Judy Garland

Mrs. Gaskell

Lottie Gee    

Eugene Genovese

Bart Giamatti  

Stella Gibbons

Billy Gilbert  

Haven Gillespie

Charlotte Perkins Gilman 

Lottie Gilson

Adele Girard 

Louise Glaum

 Lud Gluskin  

Rumer Godden

 Jean Goldkette  

Oliver Goldsmith

Ernestina Gonzalez (librarian) 

Al Goodhart

David Goodis  

Steve Goodman

Lesley Gore

Stephen Jay Gould

Curt Gowdy

Gloria Grafton 

Horace Greeley 

Edith Green

William Friese-Greene  

Fred Greenwell

Maria Grever 

Zane Grey

DulleSarah Grimke  

Corrine Griffith 

Buzz Grisinger 

Johannes Gutenberg 

William McKendree Gwin  

H Rider Haggard

Rose Hamlin

Dashiell Hammett 

Granny Hamner  

Fred Hampton 

Learned Hand

Tommy Handley

James F. Hanley 

Lil Hardin

 Florence Harding  

Oliver Norvell Hardy 

Thomas Hardy

Lumsden Hare

 Frances Ellen Watkins Harper   

Marion Harris

Marguerite Harrison

Max Harrision 

Marvel Harshman  

Lorenz Hart 

Jim Ray Hart

Gabby Hartnett  

Ernie Harwell

Shinobu Hashimoto

Dorothea Haus  

Dale Hawkins    

Willis C. Hawley 

Grace Hayes

Seamus Heaney 

Neal Hefti

Morton Heilig

Joseph Heller

Babe Herman

Solly Hemus 

David Henderson 

Wanda Hendrix

Babe Herman

George Herriman

Dan Hicks

Alex Hill   

Joe Hill 

Ragnar Hyltén-Cavallius  

Rose Hobart

Johnny Hodges

 Abbie Hoffman  

Sterling Holloway 

Burton Holmes

John Holte

Robert Hope-Jones 

Rogers Hornsby 

Lester Horton    

Darrell Bob Houston

Joyce Howard

Gordie Howe

Jay Hughes 

John Hughes  

Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston 

Ina Ray Hutton

Christiaan Huygens  

Victor Hugo 

Cordell Hull

Herman Hupfeld

May Irwin  

David Ishii

Molly Ivins

Sarah Jacobson 

Glenn L Jackson

Sigmund Jakucki

Elmore James

Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon 

Hokum Jeebs

Bob Jenkins  

Francis Jenkins 

Ted Joans 

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Nard Jones

Ethel Johnson

Lonnie Johnson

Myra Johnson

Walter Johnson 

Grace Johnston

Louis Jordan 

Peggy Hopkins Joyce 

Pauline Kael   

Madeline Kahn

Natalie Kalmus 

Max Kaminsky

Babe Kane

Buster Keaton

Harry Stephen Keeler

Ruby Keeler

Wee Willie Keeler

Keller Sisters and Lynch

Fran Kelley   

Shipwreck Kelly

Red Kelly 

Fanny Kemble  

J Michael Kenyon

Charles Franklin Kettering

Stan King

Irene Kitchings 

 Hannes Kolehmainen   

Alexandra Kollontai   

Lud Kramer

Kris Kristofferson  

Karl Krogstad

George Kuchar 

Akira Kurosawa 

Fighting Bob Lafolette

Eva Le Gallienne

 Art Lacey  

Evelyn Sibley Lampman

Charles Lane

Eddie Lang 

Sidney Lanier

Honey Lantree  

Nick LaRocca

Jonathan Latimer 

 Charlie La Vere  

Vee Lawnhurst 

Mary Elizabeth Lease

Jennie Lee

Bobby Leecan

Cora LaRedd  

Ponce de Leon

Edmonia Lewis  

Herschel Gordon Lewis

Texas Jim Lewis

Bella Lewitzky  

Richard Lindner  

Jake Lingle 

Sonny Liston  

Monia Liter  

Dr. David Livingstone

Frank Loesser 

Russell Long

Anita Loos

Federico García Lorca

Peter Lorre

Joe Loughmiller

Bessie Love

Burroughs Lovingood

Juliette Gordon Low

Raymond Lowey

Roberto Primero Luis

Harry Lundeberg

Angus MacAskill

June MacCloy

Mary McCarthy

Willie McCovey

Carson Mccullers

Skip McDaniel 

Barbara McNair

Marion Mack 

Josephine Sarah Magner 

Warren Magnuson

Louis-Camille Maillard   

Eugene T Maleska  

Man Mountain Dean

Fate Marable 

Pete Maravich   

Frances Marion  

Mae Marsh   

Mickey Martin

Christy Mathewson

June Mathis

Jonathan Dixon Maxwell  

Virginia Mayo

Tom McCall 

Gene McCarthy 

Horace McCoy

Sam McDaniel  

Deacon McGuire   

George McKelvey

Red McKenzie

Dave McKenna 

Nina Mae Mckinney

Charles McNary 

Lee MacPhail  

Aimee Semple McPherson 

Carmen McRae  

Taylor Mead

Audrey Meadows

Catherine de’ Medici

Ducky Joe Medwick 

Joe Meek 

Raquel Meller

William Cameron Menzies  

Richard Merkin

Fred Merkle

Methuselah 

Dale Messick 

Vic Meyers 

Sheila Michaels

Toshiro Mifune 

Inez Milholland  

John Stuart Mill

Miller, Bauer and Franzel

Marilyn Miller

Max Miller 

Ned Miller

Roger Miller 

Florence Mills  

Memphis Minnie 

Margaret Mitchell 

Thomas Mitchell

Kenji Mizoguchi

Annabelle Moore  

Colleen Moore

 Eva Moore  

Tim Moore 

Lee Morse 

Peg Moreland

Wayne Morse 

Jelly Roll Morton

Grandma Moses

Mother Joseph

Constance Baker Motley  

Lucretia Mott

John Muir

 Dody Muller  

Van Lingle Mungo

Clarence Muse

Frederick Nebel

Evelyn Nesbit  

Fayard Nicholas 

Alberta Nichols

Dudley Nichols 

Lady Nijo   

Walter Nicks  

Frank Norris

Ivor Novello    

Paavo Nurmi 

 Sven Nykvist   

Willis O’Brien

Lefty O’Doul  

Nuala O’Faolain

John O’Hara 

Kate Richards O’ Hare   8/27/20

Phil Ochs

Anny Ondra

George Olsen 

Nance O’Neil 

Jim O’Steen

Wayne Overholser  

Alan J. Pakula

Bee Palmer

Joel Palmer  

Margaret Pardee 

Charlie Parker

Stephen Parr

Joe Pass

Max Patkin

Michael Pate  

Margaret Petherbridge 

Miss Patricola 

Ruby Payne-Scott  

Phil Ochs

Ransom Eli Olds 

Charley Paddock

Eddie Peabody 

Francis Perkins 

Maxwell Perkins  

Bernice Petkere 

Alphonse Picou 

Nova Pilbeam

Maceo Pinkard  

Wally Pipp

Eugene Pitt

Albert A Pope

Karl Popper 

Del Porter

Edwin S Porter 

Emily Post

Donald Pleasence 

John Wesley Powell

Edwin Pratt 

B Marcus Priteca

Edna Purviance

Jack Purvis 

Snoozer Quinn

Ann Radcliffe 

Double Duty Radcliffe  

David Raksin

John Randolph of Roanoke

Joe Rantz

John Reed

Don Redman

Casper Reardon  

Blanche Ring

Lawrence Ritter

Damon Runyon

Albert Pinkham Ryder

Earl Robinson

Simon Rodia

Emily Warren Roebling

Adrian Rollini 

Elihu Root

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

Leon Roppolo

Josephine Noyes Rotch 

Bertrand Russell

Pee Wee Russell

Babe Russin 

Margaret Rutherford 

Albert Pinkham Ryder  

Ruth St. Denis

Rafael Sabatini 

Richard Sale

Zell Sanders

Bobby Sands  

Margaret Sanger 

John Monk Saunders

Bert Schneider  

Olive Schreiner 

Joe Schultz 

John T. Scopes   

Gene Sedric   

Sybil Seely

Marie Severin

Frances Ford Seymour

Tot Seymour

Will Shade

Mary Shane

Lena Sharpe

Anna Shaw  

Joseph Shaw 

BF Shearer

Mary Shelley

Ella Sheppard

R.C. Sherriff  

Takashi Shimura 

Elmer Schoebel   

Eli Shoucair

Frank Signorelli

Jay Silverheels

Doug Simpson

 Arthur Singer Jr 

Victor Sjostrom 

Enos Slaughter

Bessie Smith

Charles Kingsford Smith

Harry Smith 

Margaret Chase Smith  

Pinetop Smith

Dean Snider  

Fred Snodgrass

Chief Sockalexis  

Tris Speaker 

Harold Spina 

Tom Stacks  

Jess Stacy

Jo Stafford 

Lionel Stander 

Henry Morton Stanley  

Gene Starbecker

Ladislas Starevich

Jigger Statz

David B. Steinman  

Brian Sternberg

Kaye Stevens

Wallace Stevens 

Max Stiener

Al St. John  

Lili St. Cyr

Karl Heinz Stockausen

Lowe Stokes

Rose Pastor Stokes

 IF Stone  

Toni Stone   

Sam Streeter

Louisa Strentzel  

Albert Stubbins  

Clyde Studdelfield

Preston Sturges

Snorri Sturluson

Jule Styne  

Louis Sullivan

Charles Sumner   

Stu Sutcliffe  

Einar Swan

Blanche Sweet 

Kay Swift

Roger Szmodis

Chas H W Talbot  

Jacques Tati

Doris Tauber

Chuck Taylor

Glen Taylor

Tell Taylor  

Birdie Tebbetts

Shirley Temple

Josephine Tey

Henry Thiele 

Jean Toomer   

Ernest Torrence 

Georges de la Tour

Arthur Tracy

Merle Travis

Gene Trent

 Carlo Tresca

 Juan Trippe  

Lamarr Trotti 

Dizzy Trout

John R. Tunis

Willi Unsoeld

Joseph Urban

James Van Allen 

Willard Van Dyke 

Alberto Vargas  

Amerigo Vespucci 

Jean Vigo

Will Vinton

Amos Vogel   

Bea Wain

George Walker

Henry Wallace

Oliver Wallace

Fats Waller

Earl Warren

Earle Warren

Hildegarde Watson

Isaac Watts  12/16/17

Mable Wayne

Lois Weber

Joseph Nye Welch 

Casey Bill Weldon

Dick Wellstood 

Oswald West

Bob West 

Nathanael West

Donald Westlake 

Perc Westmore

Helen Westley 

Pearl White 

Raoul Whitfield

Danny Whitten

Spiegle Willcox   

Charles Williams

Charles Willeford

Joe Williams 

Don Wilson 

Lois Wilson

Bob West

Rogier van der Weyden

Bo Widerberg

Claire Whitaker  

Hagar Wilde

Elwood Wiles

Lee Wiley 

Dick Williams 

Hank Williams 

George Wildcat Wilson 

Toby Wing

Margaret Winkler  

Frank J. Winser

Anna May Wong 

Charles Erskine Scott Wood

Smoky Joe Wood

Victoria Woodhull 

Harry Woods 

Elizabeth Woodville

Monty Woolley 

Teresa Wright

Vincent Youmans 

Art Young

Ericka Zastrow

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