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People Who Died in the Year 1980 (39 found): Names Only

Joy Adamson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Friedericke Victoria Gessner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 17 days before her 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote book:later became a movie:Killed by a former employee.

Carl White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl White
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist, group:Songs:Died of acute tonsillitis.

Jimmy Durante

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Durante
Nickname(s):
Schnozzola
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 12 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Famed for closing line of his TV show: "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash... wherever you are!". Known for big nose and gravelly voice. Pianist.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 2007.
Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1980.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1606 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1648 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

Professor Longhair

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Roeland Byrd
Nickname(s):
Roy
Fess
The Picasso of Keyboard Funk
The Bach of Rock
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

New Orleans piano player.
Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.
Blues Hall of Fame 1981.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

David Janssen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Harold Meyer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dani Crayne, until he died.
Older than Dani Crayne by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7011 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 11 May 1989.

Bon Scott

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Belford Scott
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With band:Album:Died 1980 - choked after a night of binge drinking.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2000 as a member of AC/DC.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of AC/DC.

Dorothy Phillips

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Gwendolyn Strible
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent film star. Many uncredited small roles after that.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6358 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Jay Silverheels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold J. Smith
Also Known As:
Jay Smith Silverheels
Harry Smith
Nickname(s):
Harry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of:in TV series:Movies:Hall of Great Western Performers 1993.
Texas Trail of Fame 2002.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6538 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 July 1979.

Daisy Earles

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Hilda E. Schneider
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Gracie Doll by 8 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Harry Earles by 5 years.
older sister of
Older than Tiny Doll by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

A Munchkin in the movie:

Hugh Farr

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Hubert Farr
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of:Hall of Great Western Performers 1995.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Texas Trail of Fame 2001 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Sons of the Pioneers for contributions to the recording industry.

Dick Haymes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Benjamin Haymes
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Fran Jeffries by 18 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Joanne Dru by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Rita Hayworth by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movie musical: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6841 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Mantovani

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Annunzio Paolo Mantovani
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:

Songs: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Jesse Owens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Cleveland Owens
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1936 in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4×100 meter relay events.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1978.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Congressional Gold Medal 1988.
National High School Hall of Fame 1983.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1984.

Kay Medford

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret O'Regan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV show:

Red Sovine

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Wilson Sovine
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Recorded songs:Trucking songs, often spoken rather than sung.
Duet with:- song:Grand Ole Opry.
West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2008.

Jane Froman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Jane Froman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of movie:Movies:Song:Survived a plane crash in Portugal in 1943.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 1645 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Alfred Hitchcock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
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:London Avenue of Stars.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6506 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

George Pal

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
György Pál Marczincsák
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:

Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Bob Nolan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clarence Nobles
Also Known As:
Robert Clarence Nolan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founding member of:Songs:Hall of Great Western Performers 1995.
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1994.
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 1993.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Texas Trail of Fame 2001 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Sons of the Pioneers for contributions to the recording industry.

Gail Patrick

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret LaVelle Fitzpatrick
Also Known As:
Gail Patrick Jackson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 16 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Executive producer of TV series:

Don Barry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Barry De Acosta
Also Known As:
Don 'Red' Barry
Donald Barry
Nickname(s):
Red
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:in role of:TV series:Movie:Many television roles as a western character actor.
Suicide by shooting himself.

Shug Jordan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Ralph Jordan
Also Known As:
Ralph Jordan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced like the first syllable of "sugar" and the last name pronounced as Jurr-dun.
Head football coach at team:from 1951 to 1975.
Also coached basketball including team:Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1969.
College Football Hall of Fame 1982.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1993.

Peter Sellers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Henry Sellers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Britt Ekland by 17 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lynne Frederick by 28 years.

Brief Facts:

Best known in role as:in the movie (and sequels):Movies:Awarded OBE.
London Avenue of Stars.

Charles McGraw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Butters
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often in a role of:or role as:Movie:Died after a fall through a glass shower door.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Bobby Van

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Jack Stein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Elaine Joyce, until he died.
Older than Elaine Joyce by 17 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie:TV show:Broadway musical play:with a Tony Award nomination.

Strother Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Strother Douglas Martin Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:

Jacqueline Cochran

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Lee Pittman
Also Known As:
Jaqueline Cochran-Odlum
Nickname(s):
Jackie
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:

Pioneer racing pilot. Helped in the formation of wartine women's army and air corps. The first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic. Received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. The first woman to fly a jet across the ocean. The first woman to land and take off from an aircraft carrier.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1993.
French Legion of Honor 1949.
International Aerospace Hall of Fame 1965.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1971.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2006.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2009.

Gower Champion

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gower Carlyle Champion
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Marge Champion by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Broadway musicals:Movies:Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6162 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Duncan Renaldo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Renault Renaldo Duncan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

He was unsure where he was born, but said Romania.
In many Western serials he played the role of:Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Oleg Kononenko

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oleg Grigoriyevich Kononenko
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: ,

John Bonham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Bonham
Nickname(s):
Bonzo
Heinekin
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:

Drummer with band:Died by inhaling his own vomit after drinking.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1991.
Kennedy Center Honors 2012 as a member of Led Zeppelin.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of Led Zeppelin.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Led Zeppelin.

Billie Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Thomas Jr.
Also Known As:
Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role as:in the Our Gang comedy movie shorts.

Willie Sutton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Francis Sutton Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Actor
Willie the Actor
Bill
Slick Willie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bank robber and prison escape artist. Talent for disguises used in robberies. Did ads for a bank on TV. He said the famous quote about why he robbed banks ("because that's where the money is") is not true. He says he did not say that.

Steve McQueen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Terence Stephen McQueen
Nickname(s):
King of Cool
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ali MacGraw by 8 years.
father of
ex-husband of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Hall of Great Western Performers 2007.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 12 June 1986.

Mae West

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Jane West
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

She wrote many of the films she was in.
Movies:Burlesque Hall of Fame.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

George Raft

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Ranft
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6159 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Darby Crash

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jan Paul Beahm
Also Known As:
Bobby Pym
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of group:Deliberate heroin overdose suicide.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2008 as a member of The Germs.

John Lennon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Winston Lennon
Also Known As:
John Winston Ono Lennon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Cynthia Lennon by 1 year.
father of
father of
husband of
Yoko Ono, until he died.
Younger than Yoko Ono by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Rock Group:Movies:Murdered on the street in New York.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1998.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 September 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.

Colonel Sanders

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harland David Sanders
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of and spokesman for Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC.)
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