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People Who Died in the Year 1970 (33 found): Names Only

Doug E. Doug

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Bourne
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Eight Legged Freaks

Pavel Belyayev

Real/Birth Name:
Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev
Also Known As:
Павел Иванович Беляев
Nickname(s):
Pasha
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot. The first commander of the cosmonaut corps. Space mission Voskhod 2

Billy Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
Billy B. Stewart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Do Love You. Died in a car crash with 3 band members.

Hal March

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Mendelson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Candy Toxton, until he died.
Older than Candy Toxton by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Directed TV series F Troop. Host of game TV show The $64,000 Question Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6536 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Thelma Morgan

Real/Birth Name:
Thelma Morgan
Also Known As:
Lady Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Pronounced her name "TELL-mah". Movie Enemies of Women. Involved romantically with Edward VIII before Wallis Simpson.

Slim Harpo

Real/Birth Name:
James Moore
Nickname(s):
slim
Harmonica Slim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Blues harmonica player. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Alfred Newman

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Newman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 28 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Scores for movies Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How the West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Airport Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Conrad Nagel

Real/Birth Name:
John Conrad Nagel
Nickname(s):
Prince Consort
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 20 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent screen actor, then talking films, also radio and television.Movies All That Heaven Allows, The Mysterious Lady Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mark Rothko

Real/Birth Name:
Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz
Also Known As:
Ма́ркус Я́ковлевич Ротко́вич
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Immigrated to the US at age 10. Abstract expressionist. Many paintings look like horizontal rectangles. Suicide by drugs plus cutting his arms.

Cathy O'Donnell

Real/Birth Name:
Ann M. Steely
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Ben-Hur

Gypsy Rose Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Rose Louise Hovick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than June Havoc by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

A burlesque/striptease dancer. Movies The Stripper, The Over-The-Hill Gang, Belle of the Yukon. Burlesque Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6351 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ed Begley

Real/Birth Name:
Edward James Begley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Sweet Bird of Youth, 12 Angry Men. Tony Award for Broadway play Inherit the Wind

Oscar Stonorov

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Gregory Stonorov
Also Known As:
Oskar Stonorov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Modernist architect. Emigrated to the US in 1929. Died in the same plane crrash witth Walter Reuther

Walter Reuther

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Philip Reuther
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:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced ROO-ther. Labor leader (UAW), died 1970 in a plane crash. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995. Automotive Hall of Fame 1990.

Billie Burke

Real/Birth Name:
Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Florenz Ziegfeld, until his earlier death.
Younger than Florenz Ziegfeld by 17 years.

Brief Facts:

Silent movies. Role of Good Witch of the North in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Movies And Baby Makes Three, Father of the Bride (1950). Broadway revue Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6617 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Clark Shaughnessy

Real/Birth Name:
Clark Daniel O'Shaughnessy
Also Known As:
Clark Daniel Shaughnessy
Nickname(s):
Father of the T formation
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, University of Chicago, Stanford University, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, University of Hawaii, Los Angeles Rams. Innovator in football, especially the T formation and the forward pass. College Football Hall of Fame 1968. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame 1977.

Sonny Tufts

Real/Birth Name:
Bowen Charlton Tufts III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers, The Seven Year Itch, The Virginian

Brian Piccolo

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Brian Piccolo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back for team Chicago Bears. Died of cancer. Subject of movie Brian's Song starring James Caan. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Lonnie Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Alonzo Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and violin. Died months after a car struck him. Blues Hall of Fame 1990. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 2 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
younger brother of
Younger than Consuelo Vanderbilt by 7 years.
great grandson of
nephew of
nephew of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
grandson of
uncle of
first cousin of
grandson of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than William K. Vanderbilt II by 6 years.
uncle of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Yachting. Invented contract bridge - new rules added to auction bridge (vulnerability, slam bonus.)

Frances Farmer

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Elena Farmer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Leif Erickson by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Subject of movie Frances

Curley Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Dock Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Georgia Peach Pickers. Song Half as Much. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1999.

Chester Morris

Real/Birth Name:
John Chester Brooks Morris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Alibi (1929) for which he had an Academy Award nomination. Role of Boston Blackie in 14 films.

Jimi Hendrix

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Allen Hendrix
Also Known As:
Jimmy James
(renamed at age 2) James Marshall Hendrix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Purple Haze. Founder and member of group Jimi Hendrix Experience. Albums Are You Experienced?, Electric Ladyland, Axis: Bold as Love. Songs Fire, Manic Depression. His band Band of Gypsys played at Woodstock. Left-handed guitar - played the guitar upside down. UK Music Hall of Fame 2005. Died of a drug reaction to sleeping pills in London. Music City Walk of Fame 2007. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1970. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 November 1991.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Emily Post

Real/Birth Name:
Emily Price
Also Known As:
Emily Price Post
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97, 32 days before her 98th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Expert on etiquette. Married name Post.

Erich Remarque

Real/Birth Name:
Erich Paul Remark
Also Known As:
Erich Maria Remarque
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Paulette Goddard, until he died.
Older than Paulette Goddard by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote books All Quiet of the Western Front, The Road Back, Three Comrades. Naturalized citizen of the US 1947.

Curtis Turner

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Turner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Stock car racer with a reputation for drinking and partying. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2012. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2006. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2016. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1971.

Janis Joplin

Real/Birth Name:
Janis Lyn Joplin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album The Essential Janis Joplin. Died of a drug overdose (heroin.) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995. Guitar Center RockWalk 1999. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 4 November 2013.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gracie Doll

Real/Birth Name:
Frieda Schneider
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Daisy Earles by 8 years.
older sister of
Older than Harry Earles by 3 years.
older sister of
Older than Tiny Doll by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of The Munchkins in the movie The Wizard of Oz Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: The Munchkins for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rube Goldberg

Real/Birth Name:
Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948. William Randolph Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame.

Charles Ruggles

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Sherman Ruggles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tony Award for play The Pleasure of His Company. Movie It Happened on 5th Avenue Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6264 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6359 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1630 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sonny Liston

Real/Birth Name:
Charles L. Liston
Nickname(s):
Sonny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer. Convicted as a young man of crimes. Apparently died of a drug overdose. Birth date uncertain and undocumented. International Boxing Hall of Fame 1991. Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.

Ray Henderson

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Brost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with Lew Brown, Buddy De Sylva. Songs Bye Bye Blackbird, Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
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