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People Who Died in the Year 1983 (40 found): Names Only

Bear Bryant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul William Bryant
Nickname(s):
Bear
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:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1969.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
College Football Hall of Fame 1986.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1993.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1981.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2007.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2000.
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1983.
Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1988.

Billy Fury

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wycherley
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.

Eubie Blake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Hubert Blake
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:Songs:Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.
Theater Hall of Fame 1995.

Lefty Gomez

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Louis Gomez
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:from 1930 to 1942. Noted for his wit and his fastball.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1987.

Tennessee Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Lanier Williams
Nickname(s):
Tom
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:Movies:Died choking on a bottle cap.
Kennedy Center Honors 1979.
Theater Hall of Fame 1979.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.
Rainbow Honor Walk.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6500 Delmar Boulevard.

Faye Emerson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Faye Margaret Emerson
Nickname(s):
The First Lady of Television
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:TV show: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6529 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6689 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Charles Aldrich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Collins Aldrich
Also Known As:
Charles "Ki" Aldrich
Nickname(s):
Ki
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:College Football Hall of Fame 1960.
Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1983.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Arthur Godfrey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Morton Godfrey
Nickname(s):
The Old Redhead
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:Movie:Ukelele player on his show.
Ukulele Hall of Fame 2001.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1976.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1987.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1976.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Gloria Swanson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gloria May Josephine Swanson
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:Also costume designer.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Dolores del Rio

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dolores Martínez Asúnsolo y López Negrete
Also Known As:
Dolores del Río
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:

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

Buster Crabbe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Linden Crabbe
Also Known As:
Larry "Buster" Crabbe
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:in movie:and roles as:in multiple movies.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Earl Hines

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Earl Kenneth Hines
Also Known As:
Earl "Fatha" Hines
Nickname(s):
Fatha
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:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1965.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

George Balanchine

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Giorgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze
Also Known As:
Георгий Мелитонович Баланчивадзе
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.
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987.
Kennedy Center Honors 1978.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Muddy Waters

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
McKinley Morganfield
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:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2005.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Norm Van Brocklin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Norman Mack Van Brocklin
Nickname(s):
The Dutchman
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:

Teams:As coach, teams:University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.
College Football Hall of Fame 1966.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971.
South Dakota Hall of Fame 1991.
St. Louis Rams Ring of Fame.
Eagles Hall of Fame 1987.

Kai Winding

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kai Cresten Winding
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:from the movie:

Black Jack Stewart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Sherratt Stewart
Also Known As:
J.S. Stewart
Jack Stewart
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:Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.
Hockey Hall of Fame 1964.
Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2000.

Jack Dempsey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Dempsey
Also Known As:
Kid Blackie
Nickname(s):
The Manassa Mauler
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:in a controversial fight.
International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Utah Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2011.
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.

Norma Shearer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Edith Norma Shearer
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:in movie:Canada's Walk of Fame 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6636 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Sunny Johnson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sunny Sue Johnson
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:Died of a brain hemorrhage.

Ronnie Shavlik

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Dean Shavlik
Nickname(s):
Ron
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:Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1979.

Mary Livingstone

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sadye Marks
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: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6705 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Harry James

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Haag James
Also Known As:
The Youngest Contortionist in the World
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:Found:working as a waiter, hired him as singer for his band.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

David Niven

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James David Graham Niven
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:(a spoof - as retired spy hero Sir James Bond.).
London Avenue of Stars.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1982.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1623 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Raymond Massey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Hart Massey
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:TV series:Theater Hall of Fame 1986.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6706 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Lynn Fontanne

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lilleie Louise Fontanne
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:Acted always with her husband.
Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Carolyn Jones

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

Judy Canova

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Juliette Canova
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:for 12 years.
Movies:Broadway revue: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Ira Gershwin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Israel Gershowitz
Also Known As:
Israel Gershwin
Arthur Francis
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:Songs:Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1932.
Congressional Gold Medal 1985.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.

Larry McDonald

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Patton McDonald
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.

Willie Bobo

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

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Jazz percussionist. Latin jazz.

Joan Hackett

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Ann Hackett
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:A number of films for television.
Broadway play:

Ralph Richardson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph David Richardson
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:Knighted in 1947.
Theater Hall of Fame.
London Avenue of Stars.

Paul Fix

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

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Role as:on TV series:TV series:Movies:

Willie Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Willie Edward Jones
Nickname(s):
Puddin' Head
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 Baseball Wall of Fame 1995.

George Halas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George S. Halas
Nickname(s):
Papa Bear
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:Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.

Christopher George

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Christopher John George
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:Movies:Died of a heart attack.

Slim Pickens

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

Brief Facts:

Hall of Great Western Performers 1982.

Dennis Wilson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Carl Wilson
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:Wrote many of the songs.
Drowned while swimming off his boat in a marina.
California Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Cruisin' Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beach Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1500 Vine Street as a member of The Beach Boys for contributions to the recording industry.

William Demarest

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl William Demarest
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:TV series: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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