People Who Died in the Year 1981:

(61 found)

Mauri Rose
auto racing

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Rose
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Richard Boone
actor, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Allen Boone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Hec Ramsay, Have Gun - Will Travel. Movie The Robe role of Pontius Pilate. Movies The Shootist, The Alamo, Big Jake. Broadway play The Rivalry. Member of fraternity Theta Xi.

Beulah Bondi
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Beulah Bondy
Gender:
Female
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 Our Town, It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Tammy Tell Me True, Tammy and the Doctor. TV series The Waltons.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1718 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Bernard Lee
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
John Bernard Lee
Gender:
Male
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:

Brief Facts:

In the role of M, in the early James Bond movies Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Dr. No, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, Live and Let Die, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Man with the Golden Gun. Also movie The Third Man.

Adele Astaire
actor, dancer, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Adele Marie Austerlitz
Also Known As:
Lady Charles Cavendish
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Fred Astaire by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Broasway musical plays The Band Wagon, Funny Face, Lady, Be Good!.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Red Grange
football, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Edward Grange
Nickname(s):
Red
Galloping Ghost
Ice Man
Gender:
Male
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 University of Illinois, Chicago Bears of the NFL. Credited with rise of professional football. Movie The Galloping Ghost.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cozy Cole
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
William Randolph Cole
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:

Jazz (swing) drummer who had a #1 hit with the album Topsy Part 2.

Scotty Wiseman
singer, country, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Greene Wiseman
Also Known As:
Scotty
Gender:
Male
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 Lulu Belle and Scotty. Song Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Wanda Hendrix
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Dixie Wanda Hendrix
Gender:
Female
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 Stage to Thunder Rock.

Louise Lorraine
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Louise Escovar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Art Acord by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). 1921 movie serial The Adventures of Tarzan starring in role of Jane.

Ella Grasso
governor, US Representative, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Ella Rosa Giovanna Oliva Tambussi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Governor of Connecticut from January 8, 1975, to December 31, 1980.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Frederica of Hanover
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa
Friederike Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa
Also Known As:
Queen Consort of the Hellenes
Queen Consort of Greece
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

third cousin once removed of
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
mother of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
grandmother of
great granddaughter of
third cousin once removed of
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second cousin once removed of
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third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin of
second cousin once removed of
wife of
Paul of Greece, until his earlier death.
Younger than Paul of Greece by 15 years.
first cousin once removed of
great great granddaughter of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin of
third cousin of
third cousin of
third cousin of
third cousin of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
daughter of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
mother of
great great granddaughter of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
granddaughter of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

In exile to London during WWII.

Bill Haley
singer, composer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
William John Clifton Haley Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Father of Rock and Roll
Gender:
Male
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 The Comets. Songs Rock Around the Clock, Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2005 as a member of group The Comets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group The Comets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6350 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Michael Bloomfield
musician, composer, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Bernard Bloomfield
Gender:
Male
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 Andy Warhol movie Bad. Guitarist. Band The Electric Flag.

Shep Fields
bandleader, dj, radio, business

Real/Birth Name:
Shep Feldman
Gender:
Male
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 Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm. Song Thanks for the Memory. Radio show Shep Fields Revue with Bob Hope as the announcer.

E.Y. Harburg
lyricist, writer, producer, accident, blacklist, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Isadore Hochburg
Also Known As:
Edgar Yip Harburg
E.Y. Harburg
Nickname(s):
Yip
Yipsel
Gender:
Male
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 Somewhere Over the Rainbow, used in movie The Wizard of Oz. Song Brother Can You Spare a Dime. Died in a car accident in Los Angeles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Red Pollard
horse racing

Real/Birth Name:
John M. Pollard
Gender:
Male
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 Tobey Maguire in movie Seabiscuit.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Daffy Dean
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Dee Dean
Also Known As:
Paul Dean
Nickname(s):
Daffy
Gender:
Male
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 St. Louis Cardinals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tampa Red
musician, blues, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Hudson Woodbridge
Also Known As:
Hudson Whitaker
Nickname(s):
The Guitar Wizard
Gender:
Male
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 It Hurts Me Too, Anna Lou Blues, It's Tight Like That, The Bluebird Beat, Turpentine Blues.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Enid Bagnold
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Enid Algerine Bagnold
Also Known As:
Enid Bagnold, Lady Jones
Lady Jones
Gender:
Female
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 National Velvet, A Matter of Gravity. Movie National Velvet. Appointed CBE.

Omar Bradley (General)
military, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Omar Nelson Bradley
Also Known As:
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Gen. Omar Bradley
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jim Davis
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Marlin Davis
Also Known As:
James Davis
Gender:
Male
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 The Choirboys, Winter Meeting. TV series Rescue 8.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Cliff Battles
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Clifford Franklin Battles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 3 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams Boston Braves, Boston Redskins, Washington Redskins. Coach, teams Columbia University, Brooklyn Dodgers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bob Marley
musician, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Nesta Marley
Nickname(s):
Tuff Gong
Gender:
Male
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:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song No Woman, No Cry. Album Revolution Experience. Group The Wailers. Died of cancer 1981.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry6 February 2001

Jeannette Piccard
aviator, inventor, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Jeannette Ridlon
Also Known As:
Jeannette Ridlon Piccard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jean Piccard, until his earlier death.
Younger than Jean Piccard by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

High altitude balloonist. The first licensed female balloon pilot in the U.S.; the first woman to fly to the stratosphere; co-inventor of the plastic balloon; the first woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest in the U.S.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William Saroyan
writer

Real/Birth Name:
William Saroyan
Also Known As:
Sirak Goryan
Gender:
Male
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 The Time of Your Life won a Pulitzer Prize.

Clyde Littlefield
coach, track, football

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Littlefield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Track and field coach, later football coach, team University of Texas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Boris Sagal
director, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Boris Sagal
Gender:
Male
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 Girl Happy. TV series Dr. Kildare, Ironside, McCloud, Peter Gunn and many TV movies. Died when he accidentally walked into a helicopter tail rotor.

George Jessel
actor, producer, composer, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
George Albert Jessel
Nickname(s):
Toastmaster General of the United States
Gender:
Male
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.
ex-husband of
Younger than Norma Talmadge by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Valley of the Dolls, Private Izzy Murphy. Songs And He'd Say Oo-La-La Wee Wee, My Mother's Eyes.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Allen Ludden
tv, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Elsworth
Gender:
Male
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 Password, Password Plus.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry31 March 1988

Evalyn Knapp
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Pauline Knapp
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 5 days before her 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Movies Smart Money, In Old Santa Fe. Ttle character in the 1933 movie serial The Perils of Pauline.

James Harol Lofton
football

Real/Birth Name:
James Harol Lofton
Also Known As:
Harol Lofton
Gender:
Male
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 University of Mississippi.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chuck Wagon
musician, suicide, punk, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Elliott Davis
Also Known As:
Bob Davis
Gender:
Male
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 The Dickies. Committed suicide by shooting himself with a .22 rifle at his parents' home.

Ross Martin
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Rosenblatt
Gender:
Male
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 The Wild Wild West. Movie Conquest of Space.

Albert Curtis
football, basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Curtis
Also Known As:
Albert "Abb" Curtis
Nickname(s):
Abb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Team University of Texas. Also basketball guard.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harry Chapin
singer, composer, folk, musician, accident, vehicle crash

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

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song Cat's in the Cradle. Died in a car accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Adam Walsh
kidnapped, murdered

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

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Child kidnapped from a store and murdered.

Paddy Chayefsky
writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Aaron Chayefsky
Gender:
Male
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 Middle of the Night, The Tenth Man, Gideon. Movies Marty, Network, The Catered Affair, The Bachelor Party, The Americanization of Emily.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Melvyn Douglas
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

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

Relationships:

son of
older brother of
Older than George Douglas by 2 years.
father of
grandfather of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hud, Ninotchka. Broadway play The Best Man earning a Tony Award. Broadway play Now or Never.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6423 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6601 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Tommy Turk
jazz, musician, murdered

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

Brief Facts:

Song Bye Bye Blues. Shot fatally in a tavern during a robbery.

Pappy Waldorf
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Lynn Osbert Waldorf
Nickname(s):
Pappy
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lee Hays
singer, composer, folk, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Hays
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass singer, group The Weavers. Songs If I Had a Hammer, Kisses Sweeter than Wine.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Weavers.

Lowell Thomas
writer, news, radio, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Lowell Jackson Thomas
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to radio

Vera-Ellen
actor, dancer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Vera Ellen Westmeier Rohe
Also Known As:
Vera Ellen
Gender:
Female
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 Panama Hattie, By Jupiter, A Connecticut Yankee. Movie musicals Call Me Madam, White Christmas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Harry Bates
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Hiram Gilmore Bates III
Also Known As:
Anthony Gilmore
H.G. Winter
A.R. Holmes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction. Short story Farewell to the Master in 1940 was the basis for movie The Day the Earth Stood Still in 1951.

Ann Harding
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Walton Gatley
Gender:
Female
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 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Furry Lewis
blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Walter E. Lewis
Gender:
Male
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 A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert Montgomery
actor, director, producer, tv

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

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Lady in the Lake. Host of TV show Robert Montgomery Presents. President of the Screen Actors Guild.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6440 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1631 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Chief Dan George
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Geswanouth Slahoot
Also Known As:
Dan Slaholt
Gender:
Male
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
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Bridget Sarah Veronica Rose Kelly
Gender:
Female
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 Rosemary's Baby, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Freaky Friday (1976), Going Hollywood (1933). Tony winner 1971.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6669 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Fred Trump Jr.
aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Christ Trump Jr.
Nickname(s):
Freddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 18 days before his 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Donald Trump by 7 years.
uncle of
brother of
Older than Elizabeth Trump Grau by 3 or 4 years.
uncle of
uncle of
son of
uncle of
son of
father of
younger brother of
Younger than Maryanne Trump by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Robert Trump by 9 years.
uncle of

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Brief Facts:

TWA pilot. Died from a heart attack as a result of his alcoholism, September 1981.

Gloria Grahame
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Hallward
Gender:
Female
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 Oklahoma!, The Big Heat, It's a Wonderful Life, Crossfire, The Bad and the Beautiful, The Greatest Show on Earth.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Bill Muncey
boating, accident

Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Muncey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 25 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Powerboat (hydroplane) racer, died in a blowover crash in Mexico.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Edith Head
style, actor, costume design

Real/Birth Name:
Edith Claire Posener
Gender:
Female
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry24 February 1972

Lotte Lenya
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer
Gender:
Female
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 The Threepenny Opera. Movie From Russia with Love.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William Holden
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Beedle Jr.
Gender:
Male
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
Younger than Brenda Marshall by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Way, The Towering Inferno, Sunset Boulevard, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, Network.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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
actor, accident, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Natasha Nikolaevna Zakharenko
Also Known As:
Natasha Nikolaevna Gurdin
Gender:
Female
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 Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Splendor in the Grass. 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".

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry1 February 1986
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 538 N. Palm Canyon Drive7 December 2007

Sonny Til
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Earlington Carl Tilghman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

The first R&B group, start of doo-wop, The Orioles, from Baltimore, Maryland. Song Crying in the Chapel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pigmeat Markham
actor, singer, dancer, comedy, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Dewey Markham
Also Known As:
David "Pigmeat" Markham
Gender:
Male
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 Here Comes the Judge.

Marian Shockley
actor, Broadway, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Marian Shockley
Also Known As:
Marion Shockley
Marian Shockley Collyer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Bud Collyer, until his earlier death.
Younger than Bud Collyer by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Broadway plays Abie's Irish Rose, Dear Old Darling. Movie Stage Door Canteen.

Hoagy Carmichael
actor, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Hoagland Howard Carmichael
Gender:
Male
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 Stardust, In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening, Georgia on My Mind, Heart and Soul. Movie Johnny Angel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry
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