People Who Died in the Year 1967:

(56 found)

Moon Mullican
musician, country, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Aubrey Wilson Mullican
Nickname(s):
Moon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Piano player.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Ruby
criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Rubenstein
Also Known As:
Jack Leon Ruby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed name legally in 1947 to Jack Leon Ruby. Killed Lee Harvey Oswald November 24, 1963. Convicted, died in prison.

Goose Tatum
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Reece Tatum
Nickname(s):
Goose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters. Negro Leagues Baseball.

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.

Ann Sheridan
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Clara Lou Sheridan
Also Known As:
Clara Lou Sheridan
Nickname(s):
The 'Oomph' Girl
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 31 days before her 52nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Brent by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies I Was a Male War Bride, Torrid Zone, Good Sam.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7024 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Jobyna Ralston
actor, Broadway, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Jobyna Lancaster Raulston
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Richard Arlen by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1923). Broadway play Two Little Girls in Blue. Leading lady in films with Harold Lloyd. Movie Wings.

Edward White
space, accident, aviator, Apollo 1

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Higgins White II
Nickname(s):
Ed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and test pilot. Gemini 4 with EVA. The first US astronaut to walk in space. Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the Apollo 1 (Apollo 204) capsule. See Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee.

Space Missions:

Apollo 1 (1967) - Died in a fire during ground test
(AS-204). Planned as a low-orbit mission February 21, 1967, but a cabin fire in a rehearsal test on January 27 killed the three astronauts.
Gemini 4 (1965)
Included first extravehicular activity (EVA) by an American. White's "space walk" was a 22-minute EVA exercise.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gus Grissom
accident, space, Apollo 1

Real/Birth Name:
Virgil Ivan Grissom
Also Known As:
Virgil I. Grissom
Virgil Grissom
Nickname(s):
Gus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mercury-Redstone 4 suborbital flight. Orbited in first Gemini mission, Gemini 3. Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the Apollo 1 (Apollo 204) capsule. See Roger Chaffee, Edward White.

Space Missions:

Apollo 1 (1967) - Died in a fire during ground test
(AS-204). Planned as a low-orbit mission February 21, 1967, but a cabin fire in a rehearsal test on January 27 killed the three astronauts.
Gemini 3 (1965)
First manned Gemini flight, three orbits.
Mercury-Redstone 4 (1961)
Call sign: Liberty Bell 7. Suborbital test. Spacecraft sank during recovery when hatch unexpectedly blew off. Recovered by carrier USS Randolph.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Roger Chaffee
accident, Apollo 1

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Bruce Chaffee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31, 19 days before his 32nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the Apollo 1 (Apollo 204) capsule.

Space Missions:

Apollo 1 (1967) - Died in a fire during ground test
(AS-204). Planned as a low-orbit mission February 21, 1967, but a cabin fire in a rehearsal test on January 27 killed the three astronauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Meek
producer, composer, criminal, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Robert George Meek
Also Known As:
Robert Duke
Peter Jacobs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Expermental music. Song Telstar. Using a shotgun, killed his landlady then himself.

Earle Mack
baseball, manager, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Earle Thaddeus McGillicuddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Connie Mack Jr. by 22 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Team Philadelphia Athletics.

Dirk Rambo
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Orman Ray Rambo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Dack Rambo.

Brief Facts:

TV series The New Loretta Young Show. Died in the fire that resulted when his car was struck head on by another car.

L.L. Bean
business, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Leon Leonwood Bean
Also Known As:
Leon L. Bean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded the catalog store L.L. Bean.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Smiley Burnette
actor, sidekick, western, composer, singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Alvin Burnett
Nickname(s):
Smiley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 30 days before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sidekick to Gene Autry. TV series Petticoat Junction. Songs On the Strings of My Lonesome Guitar, Fetch Me Down My Trusty .45.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Margaret Leahy
actor, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Leahy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1923). Only film, Three Ages. Committed suicide.

Bullet Rogan
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Wilber Rogan
Also Known As:
Bullet Joe
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:

Pitcher and outfielder for the team Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Baseball Leagues.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Nelson Eddy
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Ackerman Eddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Rose-Marie. Songs Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, Indian Love Call. Died of a stroke while performing in Miami.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6512 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Red Allen (jazz)
jazz, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Henry James Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpet musician. Credited wih the style later used by Louis Armstrong.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tom Conway
actor, inventor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Charles Sanders
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than George Sanders by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies in RKO's Falcon series: The Falcon and the Coeds, The Falcon's Brother. Movie Tarzan and the She-Devil.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1617 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Frank Overton
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Emmons Overton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Phyllis Hill, until he died.
Older than Phyllis Hill by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies To Kill a Mockingbird, 12 O'Clock High, Fail Safe, Desire Under the Elms.

Vladimir Komarov
space, accident, Soyuz 1 crash

Real/Birth Name:
Vladimir Mikhailovich Komarov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Flew Voskhod 1. Soyuz 1 failed in landing - killed in crash.

Space Missions:

Soyuz 1 (1967) - Died on reentry; parachute failed
April 23. The first crewed flight of the Soyuz spacecraft. Pilot Komarov was killed when the parachute failed to open on return after 18 orbits on April 24.
Voskhod 1 (1964)
October 12-13. First multi-person spacecraft.

Anthony Mann
actor, director, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Emil Anton Bundmann
Also Known As:
Anton Bundsmann
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Winchester '73, El Cid, Cimarron, The Glenn Miller Story. Plays Uncle Vanya, The Blue Peter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6229 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

LaVerne Andrews
singer

Real/Birth Name:
LaVerne Sophie Andrews
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Maxene Andrews by 4 years.
older sister of
Older than Patty Andrews by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of The Andrews Sisters. Best known songs Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Andrews Sisters.

Claude Rains
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Claude Rains
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Invisible Man (1933), Notorious.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Billy Strayhorn
jazz, musician, composer, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
William Thomas Strayhorn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist, arranger. Group Duke Ellington Orchestra. Song Take the 'A' Train.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Edward Givens
aviator, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Galen Givens Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, killed in a car accident before he could go into space.

Dorothy Parker
writer, poet, actor, composer, columnist, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Rothschild
Also Known As:
Constant Reader
Nickname(s):
Dot
Dottie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On Hollywood Blacklist. Movies A Star is Born (1937), A Star is Born (1954) author of the screenplays.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Spencer Tracy
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Inherit the Wind, Captains Courageous, Boys Town, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Father of the Bride.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6814 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Jayne Mansfield
actor, model, accident, playmate, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Vera Jane Palmer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Mickey Hargitay by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in a car accident. Movies Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Girl Can't Help It. Playboy Playmate of the Month February 1955.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6328 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Vivien Leigh
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Vivian Mary Hartley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Laurence Olivier by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Gone with the Wind, Ship of Fools, A Streetcar Named Desire.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6773 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

John Coltrane
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
John William Coltrane
Nickname(s):
Trane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz saxophonist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Basil Rathbone
actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Philip St. John Basil Rathbone
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:

Movies The Hound of the Baskervilles, Captain Blood.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jimmie Foxx
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
James Emory Foxx
Nickname(s):
The Beast
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Philadelphia Athletics. The second batter to top 500 home runs.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Orton
writer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
John Kingsley Orton
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:

Play What the Butler Saw. His partner bludgeoned him to death at their home in Islington, London, with nine hammer blows to the head, and then killed himself with an overdose of Nembutal.

Jane Darwell
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Patti Woodward
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Grapes of Wrath, Mary Poppins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6735 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Hugo Gernsback
writer, inventor, radio, business

Real/Birth Name:
Hugo Gernsbacker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded station WRNY in New York 1925. First home-use radio set. Founded first science fiction magazine Amazing Stories in 1926.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Paul Muni
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund
Also Known As:
Moony Weisenfreund
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 28 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tony award for play Inherit the Wind. Movie The Story of Louis Pasteur. Academy Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Bruce Smith (halfback)
football

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce P. Smith
Nickname(s):
Boo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Minnesota as halfback. Teams Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Stuff Smith
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz violinist - the first violinist to use electric amplification techniques on a violin.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Woody Guthrie
composer, singer, folk, musician, writer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie
Nickname(s):
Dust Bowl Troubadour
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Composed over 1000 songs. Songs This Land Is Your Land, So Long, It's Been Good to Know You, Reuben James. Social protest songs and actions. Inspired other writers of urban folk music. Died of Huntington's disease.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Clifton Williams
aviator, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Clifton Curtis Williams Jr.
Nickname(s):
C.C.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash due to mechanical failure of an aileron.

Che Guevara
revolutionary, doctor, writer, executed

Real/Birth Name:
Ernesto Guevara
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A Marxist. Major part of the Cuban revolution against Batista. Executed in Bolivia.

Joseph Pilates
fitness

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Hubertus Pilates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Emigrated to Britain in 1912 and later to the US about 1925. Developed a fitness system he called contrology, now known as Pilates.

Helen Palmer
writer, activist, suicide, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Marion Palmer
Also Known As:
Helen Marion Palmer Geisel
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 30 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Dr. Seuss, until she died.
Older than Dr. Seuss by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Children's books Do You Know What I'm Going to Do Next Saturday?, I Was Kissed by a Seal at the Zoo, A Fish Out of Water. Despondent over cancer and her husband's infidelity, suicide with an overdose of barbiturates.

Jay Ose
actor, magician

Real/Birth Name:
Javen A. Ose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 1 day before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Started Magic Castle in Los Angeles. Movie The Flim-Flam Man.

Bernie Moore
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Bernie H. Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach at (teams) Mercer University, Louisiana State University. Also track and basketball coach. SEC commisioner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charles Bickford
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Ambrose Bickford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Star Is Born (1954), The Song of Bernadette, The Farmer's Daughter, Johnny Belinda, Whirlpool, The Big Country.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1620 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Smoki Whitfield
actor, singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Jordan Whitfield
Also Known As:
Jordan Whitfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Function at the Junction. Movies Bomba, the Jungle Boy, Born Yesterday.

Alice Lake
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Lake
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent and talkie movies Oh Doctor!, Babes in Toyland, Frisco Kid.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1624 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Michael Adams
aviator, accident, air crash, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Michael James Adams
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut/test pilot X-15. The first American space mission fatality, according to the United States definition. Reached a peak altitude of 266,000 feet (81 km) then crashed.

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.

Bert Lahr
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Irving Lahrheim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of the Cowardly Lion in the movie The Wizard of Oz.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert H. Lawrence
military, aviator, scientist, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US Air Force Major, test pilot, the first African-American astronaut. PhD in chemistry. Selected by the USAF as an astronaut in the Air Force's secreet Manned Orbital Laboratory (MOL) program, the first black astronaut. Died in a crash of the jet he was in, training a pilot. MOL was later cancelled, never deployed.

Carl Cunningham
musician, R&B, composer, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Lee Cunningham
Also Known As:
Cunningham
Gender:
Male
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Age:
19 or 20

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Drummer. Original member, band The Bar-Kays. Album SoulFinger. Died in plane crash with Otis Redding.

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Jimmy King
musician, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy King
Also Known As:
Jimmie King
Jimmie King Jr.
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
18
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Guitarist, original member of band The Bar-kays. Died in the plane crash with other band members.

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Otis Redding
composer, singer, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Ray Redding Jr.
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Wrote the song Respect. Recorded the song Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay 3 days before he died in an airplane crash.

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Phalon Jones
musician, R&B, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Phalon R. Jones Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
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Age:
19 or 20
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Saxophonist. Died in the air crash with members of band The Bar-Kays.

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Ronnie Caldwell
musician, R&B, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Louis Caldwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
18, 17 days before his 19th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Keyboardist/organist. Member of band The Bar-Kays. Died in the plane crash with Otis Redding.

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