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People Who Died in the Year 1979 (41 found): Names Only

Conrad Hilton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Conrad Nicholson Hilton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
great grandfather of
great grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founder of the Hilton Hotels chain and fortune.

Sara Carter

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sara Elizabeth Dougherty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than A.P. Carter by 6 years.
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Lead singer.
Group: 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.

Pete Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Schmidt
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:

One-reel shorts. Suicide - jumped off the roof of a nursing home.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1621 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Ted Cassidy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Crawford Cassidy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Very deep bass voice.
TV show:role of the butler:Voice of:in animated TV series:Movies:Voice actor.

Hadley Richardson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Hadley Richardson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Ernest Hemingway by 7 years.
mother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

First wife of Ernest Hemingway.

Nelson Rockefeller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
Also Known As:
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than David Rockefeller by 6 years.
uncle of
grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than John D. Rockefeller III by 2 years.
son of
older brother of
Older than Laurance Rockefeller by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Winthrop Rockefeller by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Governor of New York, 1959-1973. Vice president under Ford.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.

Sid Vicious

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Simon Ritchie
Nickname(s):
Sly
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of:Arrested for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen with a knife.
Died of heroin overdose while on bail.
London Avenue of Stars as a member of Sex Pistols.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Sex Pistols.

Dolores Costello

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dolores Costello
Nickname(s):
Goddess of the Silent Screen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
older sister of
Older than Helene Costello by 2 years.
wife of
John Barrymore, until his earlier death.
Younger than John Barrymore by 21 years.
grandmother of
mother of
daughter of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

After retiement, lived on an avocado farm.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1645 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Al Hodge

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Hodge
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 29 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of the title role:in radio show:Voice of:on TV.

Luke Easter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Luscious Luke Easter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base, team:Also Negro Leagues.
Killed by two robbers during a payroll robbery at a bank.

Edgar Buchanan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Edgar Buchanan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:

Barbara Hutton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Woolworth Hutton
Nickname(s):
Poor Little Rich Girl
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Cary Grant by 8 years.
first cousin of
niece of
daughter of
granddaughter of
daughter of
ex-wife of
mother of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heiress to Woolworth fortune.

Lester Flatt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lester Raymond Flatt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:with:AKA duo:Member of the:in the mid 1940s.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Flatt & Scruggs.

A. Philip Randolph

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Asa Philip Randolph
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Organizer for the union Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Subject of TV movie:Civil rights leader.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.

George Brent

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Brendan Nolan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ann Sheridan by 15 years.
ex-husband of

Brief Facts:

Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1709 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1612 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Mary Pickford

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Louise Smith
Nickname(s):
America's Sweetheart
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Buddy Rogers, until she died.
Older than Buddy Rogers by 12 years.
wife of
Douglas Fairbanks, until his earlier death.
Younger than Douglas Fairbanks by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Claimed her middle name was Marie. Co-founder of United Artists Studio and of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Many silent films.
Movies:Canada's Walk of Fame 1999.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Show Business fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6280 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 16 November 1993.

Jack Haley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Haley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:in which he was the Tinman.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6435 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

John Wayne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Robert Morrison
Also Known As:
Marion Michael Morrison
Nickname(s):
Duke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Parents used Robert as middle name at first, then changed his middle name at age 4 to Michael when brother Robert was born.
Movies:California Hall of Fame 2007.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1974.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1984.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1979.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.
Congressional Gold Medal 1979.
Texas Trail of Fame 2004.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Show Business fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Darla Hood

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Darla Jean Hood
Also Known As:
Darla
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In Our Gang comedies.

Hope Summers

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Hope Summers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 15 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of the:syrup bottle.
TV series:Movies:

Pee Wee Hunt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter GerhardtHunt
Nickname(s):
Pee Wee
Pee-Wee
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Big band (swing); played trombone.
Song: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Minnie Riperton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Minnie Julia Riperton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Words to song:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.

Don Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Don Miller
Nickname(s):
Midnight
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:

Team:as a halfback in the group:Pro football team:College Football Hall of Fame 1970 as a player.

Jules Irving

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jules Israel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
husband of
Priscilla Pointer, until he died.
Younger than Priscilla Pointer by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV mini-series:

Thurman Munson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thurman Lee Munson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team:Died in a plane crash. He was pilot.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1980.

Kurt Kasznar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kurt Serwicher
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 7 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:

Vivian Vance

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Vivian Roberta Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 22 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Movie:First to win an Emmy Award for 'Best Supporting Actress' in 1954. Maxine, in Maxwell House commercials.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2012.
Television Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 11 February 1991.

Stan Kenton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Newcomb Kenton
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:

Brief Facts:

Album:Unusual "Progressive" jazz, in a big band sound. Used unusual rhythms, like 5 or 7 beats per measure.
Band:DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1954.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Sally Rand

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Harriet Helen Gould Beck
Also Known As:
Billie Beck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ecdysiast, burlesque dancer. Noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance. Silent film actor.
Burlesque Hall of Fame.

Turkey Stearnes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Norman Thomas Stearnes
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro Leagues team:Prolific home run hitter. Led his league in home runs 6 seasons.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2000.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Lou Busch

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Ferdinand Bush
Also Known As:
Joe "Fingers" Carr
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Janet Blair by 10 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Margaret Whiting by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Ragtime music. Added the C in his name later. Died from injuries in a car crash.

Gracie Fields

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Grace Stansfield
Also Known As:
Dame Gracie Fields
Nickname(s):
Our Gracie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:London Avenue of Stars.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Mamie Eisenhower

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mamie Geneva Doud
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 13 days before her 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Dwight David Eisenhower, until his earlier death.
Younger than Dwight David Eisenhower by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

First Lady while husband was President.
Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 1985.

Al Capp

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Gerald Caplin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cartoon strip:William Randolph Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame.

Chick Evans

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles E. Evans Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first amateur to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in one year, in 1916.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1975.

Dmitri Tiompkin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dmitri Zinovievich Tiompkin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:as composer.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 2004.

Merle Oberon

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Estelle Merle Thompson
Also Known As:
Lady Korda
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1960.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6274 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Hilo Hattie

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Clarissa Haili
Nickname(s):
Clara
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hawaiian singer and hula dancer. Ukelele player.
Movies:Legally took the name Hilo Hattie.
Some stores in Hawaii have the same name.

Richard Rodgers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Charles Rodgers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked with:Wrote popular musicals (later movies):Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Kennedy Center Honors 1978.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Darryl F. Zanuck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Darryl Francis Zanuck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6336 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Joan Blondell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Rose Joan Blondell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Dick Powell by 1 year.
ex-wife of
Older than Michael Todd by 50 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Nominated for Tony Award.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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