People Who Died in the Year 1983:

(66 found)

Meyer Lansky
criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Meier Suchowlański
Nickname(s):
Mob's Accountant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Friend of Bugsy Siegel.

Doodles Weaver
actor, comedy, radio, writer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Winstead Sheffield Weaver
Also Known As:
Doddles Weaver
Nickname(s):
The Mad Monk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

A funny comedy routine for Spike Jones, with his famous horse character "Feitlebaum." Suicide by gunshot. Movie The Birds.

George Cukor
director

Real/Birth Name:
George Dewey Cukor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Gaslight, My Fair Lady, Born Yesterday, The Philadelphia Story, A Star Is Born (1954), Little Women, What Price Hollywood?, Dinner at Eight, David Copperfield.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6378 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Bear Bryant
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Paul William Bryant
Nickname(s):
Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winning football head coach at the University of Alabama for 25 years. Subject of movie Junction Boys.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billy Fury
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wycherley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

UK rock & roll.

Josephine Dunn
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Josephine Dunn
Gender:
Female
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:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1929). Broadway plays Between Two Worlds (1934), Take a Chance (1932), Pickwick (1927), Dear Sir (1924). Movies Love's Greatest Mistake, The Singing Fool, Murder at Dawn.

Eubie Blake
jazz, musician, composer, director, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
James Hubert Blake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Revue Shuffle Along. Songs I'm Just Wild About Harry, Love Will Find a Way.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Marian Nixon
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Marja Nissinen
Also Known As:
Marion Nixon
Gender:
Female
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:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924). Movie Riders of the Purple Sage (1925).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Lefty Gomez
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Louis Gomez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team New York Yankees from 1930 to 1942. Noted for his wit and his fastball.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Caryl Lincoln
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Caryl Lincoln
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1929). Movie Charlie Chan's Courage.

Tennessee Williams
writer, poet, accident, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Lanier Williams
Nickname(s):
Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 29 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin of
second cousin once removed of

Brief Facts:

Playwright. Wrote plays A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Night of the Iguana. Movies A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Died choking on a bottle cap.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6500 Delmar Boulevard

Rip Engle
football, coach, basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles A. Engle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 19 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Team Western Maryland College. Coach, team Brown University, also basketball.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Faye Emerson
actor, tv, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Faye Margaret Emerson
Nickname(s):
The First Lady of Television
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Elliott Roosevelt by 6 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Skitch Henderson by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Mask of Dimitrios, Desert Song, Destination Tokyo, Hollywood Canteen. TV show Faye and Skitch.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6529 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6689 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Charles Aldrich
football

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Collins Aldrich
Also Known As:
Charles "Ki" Aldrich
Nickname(s):
Ki
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:

Center, linebacker. Teams Texas Christian University, Chicago Cardinals, Washington Redskins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Arthur Godfrey
radio, tv, actor, writer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Morton Godfrey
Nickname(s):
The Old Redhead
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio and TV host, tv show The Arthur Godfrey Show. Movie The Great Bank Hoax. Ukelele player on his show.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Bob Waterfield
football, coach, actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Stanton Waterfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jane Russell by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams UCLA, Cleveland Rams, Los Angeles Rams. Coach, team Los Angeles Rams. Movie The King and Four Queens.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Martha Sleeper
actor, ballet, dancer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Martha Sleeper
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1927). Broadway plays Good Men and True, The Rugged Path. Movie Bells of St.Mary's. Many short silent films.

Gloria Swanson
actor, producer, style, singer, costume design

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria May Josephine Swanson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Wallace Beery by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Sunset Blvd., Queen Kelly, The Trespasser, Indiscreet Indiscreet. Also costume designer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jacqueline Logan
actor, Broadway, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Jacqueline Medura Logan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Broadway plays Florodora, Merrily We Roll Along. Movies Footloose Widows, King of Kings, Strictly Business (1931).

Buck Flowers
football

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Ralph Flowers Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team Georgia Tech University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jess Neely
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Jess Claiborne Neely
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach at teams Southwestern University, Clemson University, Rice University. Also head baseball coach at the University of Alabama, Clemson University and Rice University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dolores del Rio
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dolores Martínez Asúnsolo y López Negrete
Also Known As:
Dolores del Río
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Cedric Gibbons by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). Movies Flying Down to Rio, Journey into Fear.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1630 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Walter Slezak
actor, suicide, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Slezak
Also Known As:
Walt Slezak
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 12 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Treasure Island, Born to Kill, Lifeboat, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Black Beauty. Broadway play Fanny. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Buster Crabbe
actor, western, swimming

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Linden Crabbe
Also Known As:
Larry "Buster" Crabbe
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:

Brief Facts:

Champion swimmer. Played role of Tarzan in movie Tarzan the Fearless and roles as Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Billy the Kid in multiple movies.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Earl Hines
musician, composer, bandleader, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Kenneth Hines
Also Known As:
Earl "Fatha" Hines
Nickname(s):
Fatha
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The father of modern jazz piano.

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George Balanchine
ballet, choreographer, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Giorgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze
Also Known As:
Георгий Мелитонович Баланчивадзе
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Maria Tallchief by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Georgian father. Co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet.

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Muddy Waters
singer, folk, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
McKinley Morganfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Norm Van Brocklin
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Mack Van Brocklin
Nickname(s):
The Dutchman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, punter. Teams University of Oregon, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles. As coach, teams Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kai Winding
musician, jazz, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Kai Cresten Winding
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60, 12 days before his 61st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Brief Facts:

Danish-born jazz trombone player. Pronounced "Keye Winn-Ding." Song More from the movie Mondo Cane.

Black Jack Stewart
hockey, coach

Real/Birth Name:
John Sherratt Stewart
Also Known As:
J.S. Stewart
Jack Stewart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Detroit Red Wings.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Dempsey
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Dempsey
Also Known As:
Kid Blackie
Nickname(s):
The Manassa Mauler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 24 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight champion. Defeated by Gene Tunney in a controversial fight.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Douglas
actor

Real/Birth Name:
George Lamar Hesselberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Melvyn Douglas by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Dick Tracy's G-Men. TV series Man Against Crime, Space Patrol.

Norma Shearer
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Edith Norma Shearer
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:

daughter of
wife of
Irving Thalberg, until his earlier death.
Younger than Irving Thalberg by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Role of Juliet in movie Romeo and Juliet (1936).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6636 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Sunny Johnson
actor, dancer, ice skating

Real/Birth Name:
Sunny Sue Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Flashdance, Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia. Died of a brain hemorrhage.

Ronnie Shavlik
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Dean Shavlik
Nickname(s):
Ron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Team New York Knicks.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Delaney
football, accident, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Alton Delaney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Northwestern State University, Kansas City Chiefs. Drowned while trying to save three children from drowning in a pond.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mary Livingstone
actor, radio, tv, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Sadye Marks
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 7 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jack Benny, until his earlier death.
Younger than Jack Benny by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Radio and TV show The Jack Benny Program.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6705 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Buckminster Fuller
architect, inventor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nickname(s):
Bucky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 11 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented geodesic dome.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harry James
bandleader, musician, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Haag James
Also Known As:
The Youngest Contortionist in the World
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Betty Grable by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player. Group Music Makers. Found Frank Sinatra working as a waiter, hired him as singer for his band.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Ross Macdonald
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Millar
Also Known As:
John Ross Macdonald
John Macdonald
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:

Brief Facts:

Novels about a character Lew Archer. Book and film The Drowning Pool.

David Niven
actor, military, writer, producer, director

Real/Birth Name:
James David Graham Niven
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Primula Rollo, until her earlier death.
Older than Primula Rollo by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Guns of Navarone, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, The Prisoner of Zenda, The Pink Panther, The Guns of Navaronne, Murder by Death, Separate Tables, Around the World in Eighty Days, Casino Royale (1967) (a spoof - as retired spy hero Sir James Bond).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1623 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Raymond Massey
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Hart Massey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 32 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Stairway to Heaven, The Naked and the Dead, McKenna's Gold, East of Eden. TV series Dr. Kildare.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6706 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Lynn Fontanne
actor, radio, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Lilleie Louise Fontanne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Alfred Lunt, until his earlier death.
Older than Alfred Lunt by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Lived in the United States for more than 60 years but never relinquished her British citizenship. Broadway plays Design for Living, The Taming of the Shrew, Idiot's Delight, There Shall Be No Night, Quadrille. Acted always with her husband.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Carolyn Jones
soap, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Carolyn Sue Baker
Gender:
Female
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:

TV series Capitol, Roots, The Addams Family. Movies King Creole, The Seven Year Itch, House of Wax.

Judy Canova
singer, radio, musician, actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Juliette Canova
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Yodeler. Comedy. Radio show The Judy Canova Show for 12 years. Movies Lay That Rifle Down, Carolina Cannonball. Broadway revue Ziegfeld Follies of 1936.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Ira Gershwin
lyricist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Israel Gershowitz
Also Known As:
Israel Gershwin
Arthur Francis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than George Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Duo George & Ira Gershwin. Songs But Not for Me, Embraceable You, I Can't Get Started, I Got Rhythm, Nice Work if You Can Get It, They Can't Take That Away from Me, Someone to Watch Over Me, S Wonderful, Strike Up the Band. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1932.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry5 June 1998 as a member of group George & Ira Gershwin.

Larry McDonald
doctor, US Representative, murdered, air crash, military

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Patton McDonald
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Flight surgeon in the Navy. Democratic US Representative from Georgia 7th district. Killed as a passenger on a Korean Airlines shot down over the Soviet Union.

Buddy Young
football, track, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Claude Henry K. Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 4 inches (162.56 cm)

Brief Facts:

Halfback, teams University of Illinois, New York Yankees, New York Yanks, Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts. Died in an auto accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Willie Bobo
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
William Correa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Jazz percussionist. Latin jazz.

Joan Hackett
actor, Broadway, activist, model

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Ann Hackett
Gender:
Female
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:

Movies Support Your Local Sheriff!, The Group, The Last ofSheila. A number of films for television. Broadway play Much Ado About Nothing.

Ralph Richardson
actor, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph David Richardson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Exodus, Doctor Zhivago, Time Bandits. Knighted in 1947.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Paul Fix
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Paul Fix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Role as District Attorney Hale on TV series Perry Mason. TV series The Rifleman, Adventures of Superman. Movies To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sons of Katie Elder.

Willie Jones
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Edward Jones
Nickname(s):
Puddin' Head
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds.

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Merle Travis
musician, composer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Merle Robert Travis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Sixteen Tons.

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Helena Shipman
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Helena Shipman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Older than Robert Keith by 6 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Stage actress.

Mike Michalske
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
August Mike Michalske
Nickname(s):
Iron Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, fullback, defensive fullback. Teams Pennsylvania State University, New York Yankees (AFL), New York Yankees (NFL), Green Bay Packers. Head coach team Iowa State University.

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George Halas
coach, football, business

Real/Birth Name:
George S. Halas
Nickname(s):
Papa Bear
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:

Owner and coach of team Chicago Bears.

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Junior Samples
comedy, musician, country

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Samples Jr.
Gender:
Male
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:

Harmonica player. Had a third-grade education. Comedy on CBS TV show Hee Haw as a used car salesman with phone number BR-549.

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Tom Evans
musician, composer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Evans Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Badfinger. Songs No Matter What, Day After Day, Baby Blue, Without You. Hanged himself in his garden following an argument with Joey Molland.

Christopher George
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher John George
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lynda Day George, until he died.
Older than Lynda Day George by 15 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

TV series The Immortal, The Rat Patrol. Movies Project X, Chisum, Grizzly. Died of a heart attack.

Slim Pickens
actor, sidekick, writer, western, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Burton Lindley Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Easy Pickens by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Blazing Saddles, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Honeysuckle Rose. TV series Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won, Custer, Wide Country, Outlaws.

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John Merritt
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
John Ayers Merritt
Nickname(s):
Big John
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Team Kentucky State University. Coach teams Jackson State University, Tennessee A&I, Tennessee State.

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Johnny Bright
football, educator, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny D. Bright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Drake University, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos. Injured by another player, event called the Johnny Bright Incident. Became a Canadian citizen in 1962.

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Eden Hartford
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Edna Marie Higgins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Dee Hartford by 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than Groucho Marx by 39 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Invisible Invaders.

Dennis Wilson
singer, accident, composer, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Carl Wilson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Brian Wilson by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Carl Wilson by 2 years.
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Group The Beach Boys. Wrote many of the songs. Drowned while swimming off his boat in a marina.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

California Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of group The Beach Boys.
Cruisin' Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of group The Beach Boys.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Beach Boys.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Beach Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group The Beach Boys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Beach Boys.

William Demarest
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Carl William Demarest
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. TV series My Three Sons.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 S. Palm Canyon Drive9 April 1998
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