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People Who Died in the Year 1981 (45 found): Names Only

Mauri Rose

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Rose
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Indianapolis 500 racer, won 3 times.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1972.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996.

Beulah Bondi

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Beulah Bondy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1718 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Bernard Lee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Bernard Lee
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of

Brief Facts:

In the role of:in the early James Bond movies:Also movie:

Red Grange

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Edward Grange
Nickname(s):
Red
Galloping Ghost
Ice Man
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, teams:of the NFL. Credited with rise of professional football.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
National High School Hall of Fame 1984.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1994.

Cozy Cole

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Randolph Cole
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:

Jazz (swing) drummer who had a #1 hit with the album:

Scotty Wiseman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Scott Greene Wiseman
Also Known As:
Scotty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lulu Belle, until he died.
Older than Lulu Belle by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group:Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame.
Song:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.

Wanda Hendrix

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dixie Wanda Hendrix
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Audie Murphy by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie:

Bill Haley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William John Clifton Haley Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Father of Rock and Roll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Leader of the first rock 'n' roll band:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2005 as a member of The Comets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Comets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6350 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Michael Bloomfield

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Bernard Bloomfield
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died of a heroin drug overdose.
Soundtrack for the:movie:Guitarist.
Band:

Shep Fields

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Shep Feldman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Freddie Fields by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Band:Song:Radio show:with:as the announcer.

E.Y. Harburg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Isadore Hochburg
Also Known As:
Edgar Yip Harburg
E.Y. Harburg
Nickname(s):
Yip
Yipsel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 34 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:used in movie:Song:Died in a car accident in Los Angeles.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Red Pollard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John M. Pollard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Canadian thoroughbred horse racing jockey, famed for riding Seabiscuit.
Portrayed by:in movie:Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 1982.

Daffy Dean

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Dee Dean
Also Known As:
Paul Dean
Nickname(s):
Daffy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Dizzy Dean by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Team:Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983.

Tampa Red

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hudson Woodbridge
Also Known As:
Hudson Whitaker
Nickname(s):
The Guitar Wizard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Took his aunt and grandmother's surname after his parents died when he was a child.
Songs:Blues Hall of Fame 1981.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Enid Bagnold

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Enid Algerine Bagnold
Also Known As:
Enid Bagnold, Lady Jones
Lady Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books:Movie:Awarded CBE.

Omar Bradley (General)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Omar Nelson Bradley
Also Known As:
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Gen. Omar Bradley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Directed invasion at Normandy in World War II. Also directed battles in Africa. First chairman of NATO military. Reached rank of five-star general, the last to hold that rank.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1992.

Jim Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marlin Davis
Also Known As:
James Davis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Bob Marley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Nesta Marley
Nickname(s):
Tuff Gong
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song:Album:Group:Died of cancer 1981.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 February 2001.

William Saroyan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Saroyan
Also Known As:
Sirak Goryan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carol Grace by 16 years.
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Play:won a Pulitzer Prize.

Boris Sagal

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Boris Sagal
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
husband of
Marge Champion, until he died.
Older than Marge Champion by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie:TV series:and many TV movies.
Died when he accidentally walked into a helicopter tail rotor.

George Jessel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Albert Jessel
Nickname(s):
Toastmaster General of the United States
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Lois Andrews by 25 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Songs: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1777 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Allen Ludden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allen Elsworth
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Betty White, until he died.
Older than Betty White by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Game show host.
TV shows: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 31 March 1988.

James Harol Lofton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Harol Lofton
Also Known As:
Harol Lofton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback and fullback.
Teams:Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1999.

Chuck Wagon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Elliott Davis
Also Known As:
Bob Davis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboards, saxophone, guitar.
Punk group:Committed suicide by shooting himself with a .22 rifle at his parents' home.

Ross Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Martin Rosenblatt
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:

TV show:Movie:

Harry Chapin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Forster Chapin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Relationships:

father of
son of
husband of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song:Died in a car accident.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Congressional Gold Medal 1986.

Adam Walsh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Adam John Walsh
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
6
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Child kidnapped from a store and murdered.

Paddy Chayefsky

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Aaron Chayefsky
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Playwright, screen writer.
Broadway plays:Movies:Television Hall of Fame 1984.

Melvyn Douglas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Broadway play:earning a Tony Award.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6423 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6601 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Tommy Turk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Eugene Turk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
54 or 55
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Shot fatally in a tavern during a robbery.

Pappy Waldorf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lynn Osbert Waldorf
Nickname(s):
Pappy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. Head Coach.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1987. As a coach, College Football Hall of Fame 1966.
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1970.

Lowell Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lowell Jackson Thomas
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for relationship with Lawrence of Arabia.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

Vera-Ellen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Vera Ellen Westmeier Rohe
Also Known As:
Vera Ellen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of the youngest Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.
Broadway musicals:Movie musicals: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Ann Harding

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Walton Gatley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 25 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Furry Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter E. Lewis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Memphis. Used a bottle neck across the guitar strings. Lost a leg in a railroad accident in 1917.
Song:Blues Hall of Fame 2012.

Robert Montgomery

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Montgomery Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Host of TV show:President of the Screen Actors Guild.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6440 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1631 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Chief Dan George

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Geswanouth Slahoot
Also Known As:
Dan Slaholt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band.

Patsy Kelly

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bridget Sarah Veronica Rose Kelly
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Tony winner 1971.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6669 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Gloria Grahame

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Hallward
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6522 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Edith Head

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Edith Claire Posener
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 4 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of eight Academy Awards for costume design.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 24 February 1972.

Lotte Lenya

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 15 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Kurt Weill, until his earlier death.
Older than Kurt Weill by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Songs from:Movie:Theater Hall of Fame.

William Holden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Beedle Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6150 Delmar Boulevard.

Natalie Wood

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Natasha Nikolaevna Zakharenko
Also Known As:
Natasha Nikolaevna Gurdin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Lana Wood by 7 years.
wife of
Robert Wagner, until she died.
Younger than Robert Wagner by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Died when she drowned off a private boat at Catalina Island. Some consider the circumstances suspicious.
Coroner amended death certificate in 2012 to add "undetermined circumstances."
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 February 1986.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 538 N. Palm Canyon Drive for Show Business fame; ceremony: 7 December 2007.

Pigmeat Markham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dewey Markham
Also Known As:
David "Pigmeat" Markham
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:

Hoagy Carmichael

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hoagland Howard Carmichael
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs:Movie:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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