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People Who Died in the Year 1978 (35 found): Names Only

Wyatt Cooper

Real/Birth Name:
Wyatt Emory Cooper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
husband of
Gloria Vanderbilt, until he died.
Younger than Gloria Vanderbilt by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fourth husband of Gloria Vanderbilt

Noble Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Noble Mark Johnson
Also Known As:
Noble M. Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Usually portrayed natives or Indians. Movies King Kong (1933), The Mummy (1932), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Ten Commandments (1923)

Hubert H. Humphrey

Real/Birth Name:
Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr.
Also Known As:
Hubert Humphrey
Nickname(s):
HHH
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mayor of Minneapolis. Senator from Minnesota, 1949-1964 and 1971-1978. 38th vice president of the US under Lyndon Johnson. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980. Congressional Gold Medal 1979.

Joe McCarthy (baseball)

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vincent McCarthy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Manger team New York Yankees from 1931 to 1946. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1957. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Blossom Rock

Real/Birth Name:
Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald
Also Known As:
Marie Blake
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Jeanette MacDonald by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

In role of Grandmama Addams on TV show The Addams Family as Marie Blake.

Jack Oakie

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Delaney Offield
Nickname(s):
The World's Oldest Freshman
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:

Silent films, then movies The Call of the Wild, Around the World in Eighty Days Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Terry Kath

Real/Birth Name:
Terry Alan Kath
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31, 8 days before his 32nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A founding member of the rock band Chicago. Guitarist. lead vocals. Songs Colour My World, Make Me Smile. Died of accidental self shooting in the head when he thought the gun was empty. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of Chicago.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of Chicago.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Chicago for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Vic Ames

Real/Birth Name:
Amory Victor Urick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ed Ames by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Gene Ames by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Joe Ames by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group The Ames Brothers. Songs Rag Mop, The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane, Melodie d'Amour. Died in a car crash. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Ames Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Ames Brothers.

Tim McCoy

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy John Fitzgerald McCoy
Also Known As:
Col. Tim McCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies War Paint, Riders of the Dark. Toured with Ringling Brothers Circus and his own Wild West show. Local TV show in Los Angeles The Tim McCoy Show. Cowboy Hall of Fame 1974. Hall of Great Western Performers 1973. 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.

Wendy Barrie

Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite Wendy Jenkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

British, became a naturalized American citizen in 1942, Movies The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dead End, The Saint Strikes Back 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.

Cap Fear

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Henry Fear
Also Known As:
A.H. "Cap" Fear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Seven seasons for team Toronto Argonauts and four with team Hamilton Tigers, at outside wing position. Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1967. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Kathleen Lockhart

Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Arthur
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Christmas Carol (1938), The Glen Miller Story Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Maggie McNamara

Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite McNamara
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Three Coins in the Fountain, The Cardinal, The Moon Is Blue. Suicide, a deliberate overdose of sleeping pills and tranquilizers, leaving a suicide note on her piano.

Ford Frick

Real/Birth Name:
Ford Christopher Frick
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:

The 3rd Baseball Commissioner from 1951 to 1965. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1970.

Will Geer

Real/Birth Name:
William Auge Ghere
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grandpa on TV series The Waltons

Ben Gage

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Austin Gage
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Esther Williams by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 6". Dubbed for non-singing actors, such as George Montgomery in movie Coney Island

Bob Crane

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Edward Crane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49, 14 days before his 50th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Sigrid Valdis, until he died.
Older than Sigrid Valdis by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Star of TV series Hogan's Heroes

James Daly

Real/Birth Name:
James Firman Daly
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Hope Newell by 2 years.
grandfather of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Planet of the Apes, Wild in the Sky

John D. Rockefeller III

Real/Birth Name:
John Davison Rockefeller III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than David Rockefeller by 9 years.
father of
grandson of
son of
older brother of
Older than Laurance Rockefeller by 4 years.
older brother of
Older than Nelson Rockefeller by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Winthrop Rockefeller by 6 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Philanthropist. Influential in building the Lincoln Center.

Fiddlin' Doc Roberts

Real/Birth Name:
Dock Philipine Roberts
Also Known As:
Doc Roberts
Nickname(s):
Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fiddler, old-time style. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2014.

Dutch Clark

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Harry Clark
Nickname(s):
Flying Dutchman
Old Master
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Colorado College, Portsmouth Spartans, Detroit Lions. Coach, teams Colorado College, Colorado Mines, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Rams, Seattle Bombers, Los Angeles Dons, Detroit Titans. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1959. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.

Louis Prima

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Prima
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Keely Smith by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "Loo-ee Pree-ma." Song That Old Black Magic. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1993. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1615 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 25 July 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Charles Boyer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Boyer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 2 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Garden of Allah, Algiers, Love Affair, Gaslight. Became a US citizen in 1942 .Committed suicide with an overdose of Seconal while at a friend's home, 2 days after his wife died. French Legion of Honor. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Shaw

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Archibald Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Jaws, From Russia with Love, A Man for All Seasons, The Sting, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Kennedy Center Honors 1991. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1988. National Medal of Arts 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Keith Moon

Real/Birth Name:
Keith John Moon
Nickname(s):
Moon the Loon
Moonie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Kim McLagan by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Drummer with band The Who. Known for innovative drumming. Also known for exploding toilets. Died of a drug overdose. Movie Son of Dracula. Guitar Center RockWalk 1991. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of The Who.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of The Who.

Jack L. Warner

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Warner
Also Known As:
Jack Leonard Warner
Nickname(s):
J.L.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Harry Warner by 10 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Sam Warner by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of Warner Bros. Obtained technology to produce the first talking movie. California Hall of Fame 2012. Canada's Walk of Fame 2004. Cecil B DeMille Award 1956. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Edgar Bergen

Real/Birth Name:
Edgar John Bergen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Ventriloquist. Puppets Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1982. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6766 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6425 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dan Dailey

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel James Dailey
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:

Movie musical Give My Regards to Broadway

Gig Young

Real/Birth Name:
Byron Elsworth Barr
Also Known As:
Byron Barr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 16 days before his 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Elizabeth Montgomery by 19 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Teacher's Pet. 3 weeks after marrying
Kim Schmidt
he apparently shot her to death and then shot himself (suicide.) She was 31 he was 64 in age. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dorothy Shay

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Sims
Gender:
Female
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:

Song Feudin' and Fightin'. TV series The Waltons

Maybelle Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Maybelle Addington
Nickname(s):
Mother Maybelle
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Groups Carter Family, Mother Maybelle and the Three Carter Sisters. Grand Ole Opry. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970 as a member of Carter Family.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Carter Family.

Jim Jones (Jonestown)

Real/Birth Name:
James Warren Jones
Also Known As:
Jim Jones
Rev. Jim Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded Jonestown, in Guyana, a commune, and a cult called Peoples Temple. Responsible for the mass suicide and murder of over nine hundred people. Committed suicide.

Leo Ryan

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Joseph Ryan Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Congressman from California 11th District 1973-1978. Killed just before the Jonestown massace. See Jim Jones (Jonestown). Posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal 1982.

Ed Wood

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Davis Wood Jr.
Also Known As:
Edward D. Wood Jr.
Don Miller
Daniel Davis
Peter La Roche
Edward Davis
Flint Holloway
Larry Lee
Dick Trent
Akdov Telmig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

His movie Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) is often called "The Worst Film Ever Made." Movies Jailbait, Bride of the Monster, The Beach Bunnies, Revenge of the Virgins. Subject of movie Ed Wood. Pseudonym "Akdov Telmig" is "Vodka Gimlet" spelled backward.

Chill Wills

Real/Birth Name:
Chill Theodore Wills
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of Francis the Talking Mule. Movies Meet Me in St. Louis, Giant, The Alamo. Group Avalon Boys Quartet Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6923 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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