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People Who Died in the Year 1976 (40 found): Names Only

Howlin' Wolf

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Arthur Burnett
Also Known As:
Howlin Wolf
Nickname(s):
Big Foot
Bull Cow
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:

Blues guitar and harmonica. Album Howlin' Wolf in 1962. Album The London Sessions featuring Eric Clapton plus Ringo Starr and others in backup. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Agatha Christie

Real/Birth Name:
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mystery novels and movies Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile. Play The Mousetrap

Paul Robeson

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leroy Robeson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Ol' Man River. In role of Othello on Broadway. Controversy over his support of Soviet Communism. College Football Hall of Fame 1995. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Theater Hall of Fame. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6660 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 9 April 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Chris Kenner

Real/Birth Name:
Chris Kenner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Like It Like That, The Land of a Thousand Dances

Vince Guaraldi

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Anthony Dellaglio
Also Known As:
Vincent Anthony Guaraldi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed when his stepfather adopted him. Composed song Linus and Lucy and other music for the animated Peanuts movies.

Percy Faith

Real/Birth Name:
Percy Faith
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:

Songs Delicado, Theme from a Summer Place. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lee J. Cobb

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Jacoby
Also Known As:
Leo Colt
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:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie On the Waterfront. Theater Hall of Fame 1981.

Sal Mineo

Real/Birth Name:
Salvatore Mineo Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Murdered actor. In movies Rebel Without a Cause, The Gene Krupa Story, Cheyenne Autumn

Florence Ballard

Real/Birth Name:
Florence Glenda Ballard
Also Known As:
Florence Glenda Ballard Chapman
Nickname(s):
Flo
Blondie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Singer with group The Supremes. Song Pretty Baby. Died of cardiac arrest at age 32. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Supremes.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Supremes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Supremes.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Supremes.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Supremes.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Supremes for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Fuzzy Knight

Real/Birth Name:
John Forrest Knight
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sidekick to Tex Ritter, Johnny Mack Brown. Movies My Little Chickadee, She Done Him Wrong

Busby Berkeley

Real/Birth Name:
William Berkeley Enos
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for musical and dance revues. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1988.

Jim McCartney

Real/Birth Name:
James McCartney
Nickname(s):
Jim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
husband of
Mary Patricia McCartney, until her earlier death.
Older than Mary Patricia McCartney by 7 years.
father of
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Jazz band Jim Mac Jazz Band

Spider Sabich

Real/Birth Name:
Vladimir Peter Sabich Jr.
Also Known As:
Vladimir "Spider" Sabich
Nickname(s):
Spider
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alpine skier. In the 1968 Winter Olympics. Died of a gunshot. His girlfriend Claudine Longet was convicted of misdemeanor criminally negligent homicide.

Richard Arlen

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Richard Van Mattimore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Virginian (1929) Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Howard Hughes

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jean Peters by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Multi-millionaire businessman. Movies, airplanes, airlines, oil exploration, medical research. Excentric and reclusive. Subject of movie The Aviator. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1998. Congressional Gold Medal 1939. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1996. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1973.

Phil Ochs

Real/Birth Name:
Philip David Ochs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Folk-protest singer in th 60s. Suicide by hanging.

Paul Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Ford Weaver
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Music Man, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, Adise and Consent

Mike McCormick (outfielder)

Real/Birth Name:
Myron Winthrop McCormick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 23 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1966.

Ernie Nevers

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Alonzo Nevers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher, baseball team St. Louis Browns. NFL football teams Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals as a fulback. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980. College Football Hall of Fame 1971. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1951. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame.

Keith Relf

Real/Birth Name:
Keith William Relf
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer and harmonica musician for group The Yardbirds. Songs Shapes of Things, I Ain't Done Wrong, Over Under Sideways Down, Happening Ten Years Time Ago. Died from electrocution at his home, while playing his improperly grounded guitar. Guitar Center RockWalk 1998 as a member of The Yardbirds.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of The Yardbirds.

Ella Fitzgerald

Real/Birth Name:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Lady Ella
Queen of Scat
First Lady of Song
Gender:
Female
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:

Won 13 Grammy Awards, and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. National Women's Hall of Fame 1995. Kennedy Center Honors 1979. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1997. National Medal of Arts 1987. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6738 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Johnny Mercer

Real/Birth Name:
John Herndon Mercer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe, One for My Baby (and One More for the Road), Lazybones, The Glow-Worm, Something?s Gotta Give, That Old Black Magic, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Autumn Leaves, Moon River, Summer Wind. Co-founder of Capitol Records. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1980. Georgia Writers Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1628 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Frances Howard

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Howard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 28 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Samuel Goldwyn, until his earlier death.
Younger than Samuel Goldwyn by 23 or 24 years.
mother of
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Swan

Ted Mack

Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Maguiness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show and radio program The Original Amateur Hour Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Paul Gallico

Real/Birth Name:
Paul William Gallico
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 11 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels The Snow Goose, The Poseidon Adventure. Novelist, short story writer, sports writer.

Mickey Cohen

Real/Birth Name:
Meyer Harris Cohen
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:

Twice convicted of tax evasion.

Fritz Lang

Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Christian Anton Lang
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Had a reputation for being abusive to actors. Movie Metropolis. Boulevard der Stars 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jerry Litton

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lon Litton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Had just won a primary - died in a plane crash with wife and 2 kids.

Ray Corrigan

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Benard
Also Known As:
Crash Corrigan
Ray "Crash" Corrigan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role of It in movie It! The Terror from Outer Space. Movie The White Gorilla (1945) and movie and serials The Three Mesquiteers in the role of Tucson Smith

Alastair Sim

Real/Birth Name:
Alastair George Bell Sim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie A Christmas Carol (1951)

Anissa Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Anissa Jones
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
18
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Family Affair in role of the child Buffy. Drug overdose at age 18 on cocaine, angel dust, Quaaludes and Seconal.

Jimmy Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Mathias James Reed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 8 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mississippi blues star. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Dalton Trumbo

Real/Birth Name:
James Dalton Trumbo
Also Known As:
Robert Rich
Sam Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blacklisted - one of the Hollywood Ten. Story or screenplay often uncredited or fronted by others. Movies Exodus, Spartacus, Papillon, The Sandpiper, Lonely Are the Brave

Leonard Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Lee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Shirley and Lee. Song Let the Good Times Roll. Died of a heart attack at age 40.

Patrick Dennis

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Everett Tanner III
Also Known As:
Virginia Rowans
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote (fiction) book Auntie Mame which became the musical Mame and the movie Auntie Mame. Later, worked as a butler for Ray Kroc. Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2016.

Man Ray

Real/Birth Name:
Emmanuel Radnitzky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The most important American Dada artist. International Photography Hall of Fame 1984.

Wayne Millner

Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Vernal Millner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Teams University of Notre Dame, Boston/Washington Redskins. College Football Hall of Fame 1990. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame.

Rosalind Russell

Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Rosalind Russell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad, Picnic, Mourning Becomes Electra. Broadway musical plays Wonderful Town, Bell, Book and Candle, Auntie Mame. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2005. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1964. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jack Cassidy

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Edward Cassidy
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:

father of
grandfather of
father of
father of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Shirley Jones by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in an apartment fire due to a lit cigarette. Movie The Eiger Sanction. Tony Award for Broadway musical play She Loves Me 1963.

Freddie King

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Christian
Also Known As:
Freddy King
Nickname(s):
The Texas Cannonball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. A major influence on rock guitarists, especially British. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012. International Guitar Hall of Fame.
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