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People Who Died in the Year 1969 (35 found): Names Only

Jug Earp

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Louis Earp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro teams Green Bay Packers, Rock Island Independents. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1970.

Irene Castle

Real/Birth Name:
Irene Foote
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Vernon Castle, until his earlier death.
Younger than Vernon Castle by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Husband/wife dance team. Subject of movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle costume designer for it. Silent film actor. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

Ricki Soma

Real/Birth Name:
Enrica Soma
Also Known As:
Ricki Huston
Ricky Huston
Enrica Soma Huston
Nickname(s):
Ricki
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
separated wife of
John Huston, until she died.
Younger than John Huston by 21 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Italian-American from (New York) ballerina with Balanchine. Died in a car accident in Strasbourg France during (separated 1962) marriage to John Huston

Boris Karloff

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Pratt
Also Known As:
Karloff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role of Frankenstein monster. Movies Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Bride of Frankenstein, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Son of Frankenstein, The Walking Dead (1936), The Mask of Fu Manchu Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1737 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6664 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gabby Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
George Francis Hayes
Also Known As:
George Hayes
George "Gabby" Hayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many western movies, ofent in a recurring role. Hall of Great Western Performers 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6427 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Pee Wee Russell

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Ellsworth Russell
Also Known As:
Pee-Wee Russell
Nickname(s):
Pee Wee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20

Brief Facts:

Jazz clarinetist. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1969. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 2011.

Doc White

Real/Birth Name:
Guy Harris White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher and seond base and outfield. 1907 had 65 consecutive innings without allowing a base on balls. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox. Minor league teams after that Venice Tigers, Dallas Giants. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015.

John Wyndham

Real/Birth Name:
John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris
Also Known As:
John Beynon
John Beynon Harris
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:

Wrote science fiction novel (made a movie) The Day of the Triffids. Novel The Midwich Cuckoos has been filmed twice as movie Village of the Damned

Assia Wevill

Real/Birth Name:
Assia Esther Gutmann
Also Known As:
Assia Gutmann
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Escaped Germany. Begain an affair with poet Ted Hughes. Gassed herself and four-year-old daughter Shura in a gas oven, copying Sylvia Plath

Dwight David Eisenhower

Real/Birth Name:
David Dwight Eisenhower
Also Known As:
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nickname(s):
Ike
DDE
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Mamie Eisenhower, until he died.
Older than Mamie Eisenhower by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

His mother originally named him David Dwight but reversed the two names after his birth to avoid the confusion of having two Davids in the family. A five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. World Golf Hall of Fame 2009. French Legion of Honor. Kansas Hall of Fame 2011.

Conrad Hilton Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.
Also Known As:
Nicky Hilton
Nickname(s):
Nicky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Barron Hilton by 1 year.
son of
ex-husband of
Older than Elizabeth Taylor by 5 years.
half-brother of
Older than Francesca Hilton by 20 years.
great uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Hilton Hotels heir.

Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg

Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena
Also Known As:
Queen Consort of Spain
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
mother of
first cousin once removed of
grandmother of
niece of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
granddaughter of
granddaughter of
first cousin twice removed of
niece of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
daughter of
first cousin once removed of
niece of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
niece of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
daughter of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
granddaughter of
niece of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Exiled in 1931.

Coleman Hawkins

Real/Birth Name:
Coleman Randolph Hawkins
Nickname(s):
Hawk
Bean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor saxophonist. Associated with swing music and big band, had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Jeffrey Hunter

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Herman McKinnies Jr.
Also Known As:
Jeff Hunter
Nickname(s):
Hank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies King of Kings, The Longest Day Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Leo Gorcey

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Bernard Gorcey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 1 day before his 52nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Dead End. In group Dead End Kids and Bowery Boys movies. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: Dead End Kids for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Spangler Arlington Brough
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Barbara Stanwyck by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Quo Vadis. TV series The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor. Hall of Great Western Performers 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Judy Garland

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Ethel Gumm
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 12 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Sidney Luft by 6 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Vincente Minnelli by 19 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Movies TheWizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, Judgment at Nuremberg, A Star Is Born (1954). Died from a drug overdose of sleeping pills. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1991. Cecil B DeMille Award 1962. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Show Business fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1715 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Shorty Long

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick EarlLong
Nickname(s):
Shorty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Motown. Songs Devil with the Blue Dress On, Chantilly Lace, Here Comes the Judge. He and a friend drowned when their boat capsized on the Detroit River in Michigan. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1980.

Brian Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Brian Hopkins-Jones
Also Known As:
Elmo Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With rock group The Rolling Stones. Guitar. 1969 - found dead in his swimming pool - drowned - coroner said "death by misadventure". International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Rolling Stones.

Jay Sebring

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Kummer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hairdresser. Friend (former fiance) of Sharon Tate Polanski. Killed with her by group Manson's "Family"

Sharon Tate

Real/Birth Name:
Sharon Marie Tate
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Roman Polanski, until she died.
Younger than Roman Polanski by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Valley of the Dolls, The Wrecking Crew, The Fearless Vampire Killers. Murdered by members of group Manson's "Family" along with Jay Sebring

Mies Van Der Rohe

Real/Birth Name:
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Also Known As:
Mies
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

German. Worked in Chicago. Seagram building. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.

Rocky Marciano

Real/Birth Name:
Rocco Francis Marchegiano
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 1 day before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990. Heavyweight. Never defeated. Died in a plane crash. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1976. Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1979. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Drew Pearson

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Russell Pearson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column Washington Merry-Go-Round Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sue Hamilton

Real/Birth Name:
Karen Susan Levitt
Also Known As:
Sue Williams
Karen Susan Hamilton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 11". Used named Sue Williams to model as Playmate of the Month for magazine Playboy in the April 1965 issue. Actress in movies How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, Sergeant Dead Head, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Fireball 500. Also in the television movie The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot. Suicide by gunshot to the chest.

Bud Collyer

Real/Birth Name:
Clayton Johnson Heermance Jr.
Also Known As:
Clayton "Bud" Collyer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than June Collyer by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Played role of Superman on the 1940s radio show The Adventures of Superman. Game show host on TV show To Tell the Truth Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6150 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jack Kerouac

Real/Birth Name:
Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of On the Road

Deek Watson

Real/Birth Name:
Ivory Watson
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:

Group The Ink Spots. Sang tenor. Songs My Prayer, If I Didn't Care, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, To Each His Own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Ink Spots.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Ink Spots.

Dave O'Brien

Real/Birth Name:
David Poole Fronabarger
Also Known As:
David Barclay
'Tex' O'Brien
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:

Movies The Fall Guy, Reefer Madness, Kiss Me, Kate. Movie serial Captain Midnight Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ben Stevenson

Real/Birth Name:
Ben Stevenson
Nickname(s):
Big Ben
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, team Tuskegee University. Named to seven consecutive Black College All-America teams. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2010. College Football Hall of Fame 2003.

Joseph Kennedy Sr.

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr.
Also Known As:
Joseph P. Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
father of
father of
father of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
father of
husband of
Younger than Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy by 8 years.
great grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

The inaugural Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ambassador to the United Kingdom at the start of World War II. Owned Chicago's Merchandise Mart. Made a huge fortune on movie production and liquor distribution. Some report he was anti-Semitic. Supported Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Spade Cooley

Real/Birth Name:
Donell Clyde Cooley
Nickname(s):
the King of Western Swing
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 24 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Arrested and convicted 1961 for murdering his second wife. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6802 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Magic Sam

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Gene Maghett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died of a heart attack. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Princess Alice of Battenberg

Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie
Also Known As:
Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
great great grandmother of
second cousin twice removed of
great grandmother of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
grand niece of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great grandmother of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
granddaughter of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
great great grandmother of
second cousin of
great grandmother of
great granddaughter of
granddaughter of
wife of
Younger than Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark by 3 years.
grandmother of
grand niece of
second cousin twice removed of
grandmother of
second cousin once removed of
grandmother of
great great grandmother of
second cousin of
great grandmother of
second cousin of
grand niece of
daughter of
great great grandmother of
second cousin once removed of
mother of
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granddaughter of
niece of
grandmother of
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great grandmother of
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second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
daughter of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
great great grandmother of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grand niece of
first cousin once removed of
great grandmother of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Congenitally deaf. Sheltered Jewish refugees in Athens during World War II.

Lefty O'Doul

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Joseph O'Doul
Nickname(s):
Frank
Lefty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left-handed pitcher, outfielder. Teams San Francisco Seals, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Robins. Now called the Dodgers. Record number of hits in a season, 1929. Instrumental in establishment of baseball in Japan, team Tokyo Giants. Restaurant owner in San Francisco. A non-alcoholic beer is named for him. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame 2002.
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