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People Who Died in the Year 1985 (43 found): Names Only

Clarence Nash

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Charles Nash
Nickname(s):
Ducky
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:

The voice of:for Disney in cartoons.

Ina Claire

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ina Fagan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than John Gilbert by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Silent movie:Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6150 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Efrem Zimbalist

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Efrem Zimbalist
Also Known As:
Efrem Zimbalist Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Concert violinist.
Composed for Broadway play:Birth year may be 1890.

Eugene Ormandy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jeno Blau
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kennedy Center Honors 1982.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6926 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Michael Redgrave

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Scudamore Redgrave
Also Known As:
Sir Michael Redgrave
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
husband of
Rachel Kempson, until he died.
Older than Rachel Kempson by 2 years.
son of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Appointed OBE 1952. Knighted in 1959.
Movies:Theater Hall of Fame 1986.

Zoot Sims

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Haley Sims
Nickname(s):
Zoot
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist with big band of:DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1985.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

Harold Peary

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harrold Jese Pereira de Faria
Also Known As:
Hal Peary
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Radio show:famed for his unusual giggle.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Harry Earles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kurt Schneider
Also Known As:
Harry Doll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Daisy Earles by 5 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Gracie Doll by 3 years.
older brother of
Older than Tiny Doll by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

One of the Lollipop Men (a Munchkin) in the movie:

Susan Morrow

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jacqueline Ann Teresa Bernadette Immoor,
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 17 days before her 54th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

annulled ex-wife of
Younger than Gary Morton by 6 years.
older sister of
Older than Judith Exner by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Marriage was annulled.
TV series:Movie:

Chester Gould

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Gould
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Created cartoon strip:which he drew from 1931 to 1977.
Oklahoma Cartoonists Hall of Fame 2005.
Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.
William Randolph Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame.
Will Eisner Hall of Fame 2001.

Chef Boyardee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ettore Boiardi
Also Known As:
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee
Hector Boiardi
Nickname(s):
Hector
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Started the food business using a simpler version of his name. Spokesmodel for the products named Chef Boy-Ar-Dee. Restauranteur in Cleveland, Ohio. During World War II his factory made food for US troops.

Margo

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marķa Marguerita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado Castilla y O'Donnell
Death Date:

Relationships:

wife of
Eddie Albert, until she died.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:

Kay Kyser

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James King Kern Kyser
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Perfessor
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band:in the 1930s.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 1999.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

Grant Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Grant Williams
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 24 days before his 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead role - movie:

Piano Red

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Perryman
Also Known As:
Piano Red Perryman
Dr, Feelgood
Willie Lee Perryman
Nickname(s):
Willie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist.
Radio shows:Song:may be credited for part of the term "rock and roll." Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983.

Frank Faylen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Ruf
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
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 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Louise Brooks

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Louise Brooks
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Films made in Germany in the late 1920s.

Kenny Baker (radio)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Laurence Baker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Featured vocalist on radio program:during the 1930s.
Movie musicals:Broadway musical: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6329 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Gale Sondergaard

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Edith Holm Sondergaard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of

Brief Facts:

Movies (both 1940):

Rudi Gernreich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rudolph Gernreich
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Designed bathing suits with multiple cutouts, like Swiss cheese.

Samantha Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Samantha Reed Smith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
13
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ten years old, wrote to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov asking why he wanted nuclear war. The Soviet Union issued a stamp in her honor. Died in a plane crash. Called a "Goodwill Ambassador."

Ruth Gordon

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Gordon Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Theater Hall of Fame.

Taylor Caldwell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell
Also Known As:
Marcus Holland
Max Reiner
J. Miriam Reback
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 8 days before her 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books:Popular fiction, and historical novels.

Jo Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan David Samuel Jones
Also Known As:
Papa Jo Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 34 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz drummer. Pioneered use of brushes.
Movie:ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1990.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979.
Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame 1990.

Bruiser Kinard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Manning Kinard
Also Known As:
Frank Manning Kinnard Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams:Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.
Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1986.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1969.
University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1980.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971.

Cootie Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Melvin Williams
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1991.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1993.

Lloyd Nolan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Benedict Nolan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Simone Signoret

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:

E.B. White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elwyn Brooks White
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in North Brooklin, Maine.
Books:(co-written.) Pulitzer Prize winner.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.
New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2010.

Rock Hudson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
Also Known As:
Roy Fitzgerald (legal name)
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Died of AIDS.
West Hollywood Memorial Walk 2002.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6116 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 189 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 19 October 2002.

Nelson Riddle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Smock Riddle Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6724 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Orson Welles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Orson Wells
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Rita Hayworth by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed for radio show:which caused a panic.
Movies:Narrator in many movies.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Theater Hall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1979.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6552 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Yul Brynner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Yuriy Borisovich Bryner
Also Known As:
Youl Bryner
Taidje Khan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bald-headed actor with a deep voice. Claimed (falsely) to be half-Swiss, half-Japanese with name Taidje Khan.
Most famed for movie musical:Movies:Birth date also reported as 1920, but 1915 is most likely.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6162 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Tex Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sollie Paul Williams
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Western swing musician, talking blues style.
Song:Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1983.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6412 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Ricky Wilson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Helton Wilson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Cindy Wilson by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Founding member of band:as guitarist.
Movie:Died of AIDS/HIV.

Morton Downey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sean Morton Downey
Also Known As:
Morton James
Morton Downey Sr.
Nickname(s):
The Irish Nightingale
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 20 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Barbara Bennett by 4 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song:Movie:CBS TV show: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

Phil Silvers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Philip Silversmith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role of: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6370 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 26 October 2000.

Jimmy Ritz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Joachim
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced Joe-AK-him.
Group: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Ritz Brothers for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 November 1987.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive as a member of The Ritz Brothers; ceremony: 26 October 1996.

Stepin Fetchit

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lincoln Theodore Monroe Perry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Pioneering African-American actor, often in stereotypical roles of the time.
Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Big Joe Turner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vernon Turner Jr.
Nickname(s):
Big Joe
Boss of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1983.

Anne Baxter

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anne Baxter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
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 6741 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

D. Boon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dennes Dale Boon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist, punk band:Album:Known for unusual style, eliminating low frequencies from the sound.
Killed in a car accident - riding in a van, lying down, thrown out of the back and killed.

Rick Nelson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eric Hilliard Nelson
Also Known As:
Ricky Nelson
Nickname(s):
Ricky
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than David Nelson by 3 years.
father of
son of
ex-husband of
Older than Kristin Harmon by 5 years.
father of
son of
father of
by adoption uncle of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash.
Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.
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