People Who Died in the Year 1966:

(41 found)

Herbert Marshall
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Brough Falcon Marshall
Nickname(s):
Bart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often in a role as a doctor. Lost a leg in WW II. Movies The Fly, The List of Adrian Messenger, The Secret Garden (1949)

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Carolyn Mitchell
actor, model, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Ann Thomason
Also Known As:
Tara Thomas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29, 5 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

separated wife of
Mickey Rooney, until she died.
Younger than Mickey Rooney by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Beauty pageant winner for titles "Miss Venus," "Queen of the Championships of Southern California," "Miss Muscle Beach," "Miss Surf Festival" titles. In 1955, she had the honor of being named "Miss Huntington Beach," "Miss Van Ness," "Miss Bay Beach," "Miss Southwest Los Angeles," "Miss Pacific Coast," "Queen of Southern California". Murdered by Milos Miloswho then committed suicide with the revolver of Mickey Rooney

Milos Milos
actor, stunts, suicide, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Miloš Milošević
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Actor, stunt double, bodygaurd. Movies Incubus, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming. Murdered the estranged wife Carolyn Mitchell of Mickey Rooney then shot himself.

Buster Keaton
actor, comedy, stunts, producer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Frank Keaton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Brief Facts:

Silent film star. Movies Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6619 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Hedda Hopper
actor, columnist, Broadway, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Elda Furry
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column Hedda Hopper's Hollywood

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Sophie Tucker
singer, actor, comedy, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Sonia Kalish
Also Known As:
Sophie Abuza
Nickname(s):
The Last of the Red Hot Mamas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vaudeville star. Union organizer. Movie Broadway Melody of 1938

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Billy Rose
producer, lyricist, composer, director, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
William Samuel Rosenberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 11 inches (149.86 cm)

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Eleanor Holm by 14 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Fanny Brice by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Devil's Advocate, A League of Their Own, The English Patient

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charles Bassett
aviator, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Arthur Bassett II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash. Died in the same crash with Elliot See

Elliot See
aviator, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Elliot McKay See Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash with Charles Bassett

William Frawley
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Clement Frawley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Was Fred Mertz on TV show I Love Lucy

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Abe Saperstein
basketball, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Abraham M. Saperstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of the team The Harlem Globetrotters. Invented the 3-point shot, which changed the game.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry as a member of team The Harlem Globetrotters.

C.S. Forester
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Cecil Lewis Troughton Smith
Also Known As:
C. S. Forester
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the Hornblower series of novels. Book made into a movie The African Queen

Everett N. Case
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Everett Norris Case
Nickname(s):
Gray Fox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach team North Carolina State for 18 years.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bing Miller
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund John Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder, teams Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jim Barnes (golf)
golf, writer

Real/Birth Name:
James Martin Barnes
Nickname(s):
Jim
Long Jim
Big Jim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 4 inches (193.04 cm)

Brief Facts:

Pro golfer in the US. Won 4 major championships.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Thelma Terry
jazz, bandleader, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Thelma Combes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bands in Chicago.

Joseph A. Walker
space, aviator, scientist, accident, air crash, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Albert Walker
Also Known As:
Joseph Walker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, test pilot. X-15 flights 77, 90, 91, the only X-15 pilot to fly above 100 km.

Space Missions:

X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cub Buck
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Pierce Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. Teams University of Wisconsin, Canton Bulldogs, Green Bay Packers. Coach teams Carleton College, Lawrence University, University of Miami

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ed Wynn
actor, singer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Isaiah Edwin Leopold
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Cinderfella, Mary Poppins. Song I Love to Laugh

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Carmelita Geraghty
actor, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Carmelita Geraghty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924). Movies The Great Gatsby (1926), The Pleasure Garden (1925), Phantom of Santa Fe (1936)

Mule Suttles
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
George Suttles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman and outfielder in Negro League baseball. Teams Birmingham Black Barons, St. Louis Stars, Newark Eagles

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Peter Sachse
actor, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Louis Sachse
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Salli Sachse, until he died.
Older than Salli Sachse by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine as an uncredited passerby. Died when a private plane he was riding crashed into the Pacific near La Jolla, CA. His friend Philip Bent, the pilot and owner, was also killed. The pilot was "showing off."

Philip Bent
actor, accident, air crash, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Gordon Bent
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Linda Bent, until he died.
Younger than Linda Bent by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini. Died when a private plane he was piloting and "showing off" crashed into the Pacific near La Jolla, CA. His friend Peter Sachse, a passenger, was also killed. Their wives were watching.

Bobby Fuller
musician, singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gaston Fuller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Song I Fought the Law

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Montgomery Clift
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Montgomery Clift
Nickname(s):
Monty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Place in the Sun, From Here to Eternity

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6104 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Lenny Bruce
comedy, writer, accident, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Alfred Schneider
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Stand up comic. Died of an accidental morphine drug overdose.

Betty Arlen
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Arlen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1925). Movies Cat-Women of the Moon, Son of Sinbad, Neptune's Daughter

Duke Slater
football

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Wayman Slater
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. Teams University of Iowa, Milwaukee Badgers, Rock Island Independents, Chicago Cardinals

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ken Miles
auto racing, vehicle crash, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Henry Miles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of multiple road races. Died in a crash testing a new car.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Francis X. Bushman
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Xavier Bushman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Blair Cherry
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Johnson Blair Cherry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach team University of Texas

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Helen Kane
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Clare Schroeder
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 0 inches (152.4 cm)

Brief Facts:

Song I Wanna Be Loved by You. Movies Dangerous Nan McGrew, Good Boy

Eric Fleming
actor, singer, dancer, western, writer, accident, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Heddy Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

NY stage theatre. Movies Queen of Outer Space, Curse of the Undead, The Glass Bottom Boat. TV series Rawhidein role of Gil Favor, the trail boss. Drowned filming a scene in Peru.

Jumbo Brown
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Walter George Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Relief pitcher. Weight 295 pounds. Teams Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants

Smiley Lewis
singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Overton Amos Lemons
Also Known As:
Smiling Lewis
Laughing Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Hear You Knocking

Clifton Webb
actor, singer, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 29 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Razor's Edge, Cheaper by the Dozen, Three Coins in the Fountain, Boy on a Dolphin

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Elizabeth Arden
style, business

Real/Birth Name:
Florence Nightingale Graham
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of the Elizabeth Arden cosmetics business.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alma Cogan
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Alma Angela Cohen
Nickname(s):
the girl with laughter in her voice
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

UK singer.

Washboard Sam
blues, musician, singer, lawman

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Reputedly the half-brother of Big Bill Broonzy. Songs Mama Don't Allow, Back Door, Diggin' My Potatoes. Policeman.

Walt Disney
producer, cartoonist, kids, business

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Elias Disney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Roy O. Disney by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Started with Mickey Mouse.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Robert Keith
actor, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Rolland Keith Richey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Younger than Helena Shipman by 6 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Peg Entwistle by 9 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Mr. Roberts. Movies Guys and Dolls, My Man Godfrey, The Wild One
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