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People Who Died in the Year 1976 (38 found): Names Only

Howlin' Wolf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Arthur Burnett
Also Known As:
Howlin Wolf
Nickname(s):
Big Foot
Bull Cow
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:in 1962.
Album:featuring:plus: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

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller
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:Play:

Paul Robeson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leroy Robeson
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:In role of: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.

Chris Kenner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chris Kenner
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:

Vince Guaraldi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Anthony Dellaglio
Also Known As:
Vincent Anthony Guaraldi
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:and other music for the animated Peanuts movies.

Percy Faith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Percy Faith
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:Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Lee J. Cobb

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

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Theater Hall of Fame 1981.

Sal Mineo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Salvatore Mineo Jr.
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:

Florence Ballard

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

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Singer with group:Song:Died of cardiac arrest at age 32.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 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 The Supremes for contributions to the recording industry.

Fuzzy Knight

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Forrest Knight
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:Movies:

Busby Berkeley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Berkeley Enos
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James McCartney
Nickname(s):
Jim
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:

Spider Sabich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vladimir Peter Sabich Jr.
Also Known As:
Vladimir "Spider" Sabich
Nickname(s):
Spider
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:was convicted of misdemeanor criminally negligent homicide.

Richard Arlen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Richard Van Mattimore
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: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Howard Hughes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Philip David Ochs
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Ford Weaver
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:

Mike McCormick (outfielder)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Myron Winthrop McCormick
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 Hall of Fame 1966.

Ernie Nevers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Alonzo Nevers
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:NFL football teams: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.

Keith Relf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Keith William Relf
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:Songs: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

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Lady Ella
Queen of Scat
First Lady of Song
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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6738 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Johnny Mercer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Herndon Mercer
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: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.

Frances Howard

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Frances Howard
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:

Ted Mack

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Maguiness
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: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Paul Gallico

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul William Gallico
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:Novelist, short story writer, sports writer.

Mickey Cohen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Meyer Harris Cohen
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Christian Anton Lang
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:Boulevard der Stars 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Ray Corrigan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Benard
Also Known As:
Crash Corrigan
Ray "Crash" Corrigan
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:in movie:Movie:and movie and serials:in the role of:

Alastair Sim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alastair George Bell Sim
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:

Anissa Jones

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Anissa Jones
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:in role of the child:Drug overdose at age 18 on cocaine, angel dust, Quaaludes and Seconal.

Jimmy Reed

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mathias James Reed
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Dalton Trumbo
Also Known As:
Robert Rich
Sam Jackson
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:

Leonard Lee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Lee
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:Song:Died of a heart attack at age 40.

Patrick Dennis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Everett Tanner III
Also Known As:
Virginia Rowans
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:which became the musical:and the movie:Later, worked as a butler for:Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2016.

Man Ray

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Emmanuel Radnitzky
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.

Rosalind Russell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Rosalind Russell
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:Broadway musical plays:Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2005.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1964.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Jack Cassidy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Edward Cassidy
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:Tony Award for Broadway musical play:1963.

Freddie King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Christian
Also Known As:
Freddy King
Nickname(s):
The Texas Cannonball
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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