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People Who Died in the Year 1987 (49 found): Names Only

Arthur Lake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Silverlake
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Patricia Lake, until he died.
Older than Patricia Lake by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

In role of:in a series of movies including:based on the cartoon:by:See also:Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6646 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Ray Bolger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Wallace Bulcao
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of the:in movie:Theater Hall of Fame 1998.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6788 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 132 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 10 January 1998.

Liberace

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wladziu Valentino Liberace
Also Known As:
Walter Busterkeys
Walter Liberace
Lee Liberace
Liberace Chefroach
The Glitter Man
Mr. Showmanship
The King of Bling
Nickname(s):
Lee
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist - on his television show he had a candelabra on his piano. Allegedly had HIV and died of complications.
UNLV Entertainer/Artist Hall of Fame 2009.
Nevada Entertainer/Artist Hall of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6527 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6739 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Riviera Hotel; ceremony: 1 February 2005.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 7 January 1994.

Buddy Quaid

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Rudy Quaid
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of
father of
grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie:

Andy Warhol

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Warhola
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:

Managed and produced band:Movie:Painting: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of The Velvet Underground.

Randolph Scott

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Randolph Crane
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hall of Great Western Performers 1975.
Texas Trail of Fame 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 April 1999.

Danny Kaye

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Daniel Kaminsky (or Kaminski)
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Silvia Fine, until he died.
Older than Silvia Fine by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 1984.
Theater Hall of Fame 1984.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1987.
French Legion of Honor.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6563 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Woody Hayes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Woodrow Hayes
Nickname(s):
Woody
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team at:as head coach.
College Football Hall of Fame 1983.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1989.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1978.
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1957.
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1968.
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1975.
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1986.

Dean Paul Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dino Paul Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Dean-Paul Martin
Dino Martin Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Older than Dorothy Hamill by 4 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Olivia Hussey by less than 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Ricci Martin by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Tennis pro. Singer with Desi Arnaz IV.
Movie:Died in a plane crash - a National Guard jet.

Robert Preston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Preston Meservey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Tony Award for Broadway musical plays:Theater Hall of Fame.

Maria von Trapp

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Maria Augusta Kutschera
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Georg von Trapp, until his earlier death.
Younger than Georg von Trapp by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

Born on a train. Orhaned by age 7.
Inspiration for musical movie:with:portraying her, but differing from actual fact in notable ways.
Member of group:

Patrick Troughton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Patrick George Troughton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:

Buddy Rich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Rich
Also Known As:
Bernard "Buddy" Rich
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1974.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1991.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

Dick Shawn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Schulefand
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Died on stage of a heart attack.

Rita Hayworth

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margarita Carmen Cansino
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Dick Haymes by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than Orson Welles by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1645 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

James Tiptree Jr.

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alice Bradley
Also Known As:
Alice Sheldon
Alice Bradley Sheldon
Raccoona Sheldon
Nickname(s):
Alli
Tip
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:

Birth name Bradley, married name Sheldon. Science fiction author. CIA employee.
Book:Killed her husband and commited suicide.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2012.

Hermione Gingold

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:

Sammy Kaye

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sammy Zarnocay Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio program:Songs:Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6419 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Will Sampson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Sampson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 4". Full-blooded Muscogee/Creek Native American. A bull rider in rodeos.
Movies:TV series:

Geraldine Page

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Geraldine Sue Page
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Rip Torn, until she died.
Older than Rip Torn by 6 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Several Oscar nominations.
Theater Hall of Fame 1983.

Fred Astaire

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Austerlitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of

Brief Facts:

Many dance movies - often with:Movie:National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997.
Kennedy Center Honors 1978.
Theater Hall of Fame 1972.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1968.
Television Hall of Fame 1989.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Jackie Gleason

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herbert John Gleason
Also Known As:
Herbert Walton Gleason Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Great One
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Movies:Tony Award for acting in Broadway musical play:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994.
Television Hall of Fame 1986.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6231 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Boudleaux Bryant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Felice Bryant, until he died.
Older than Felice Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced Bood-Low.
Composed many songs with his wife including:performed by the Everly Brothers. Violinist and fiddler.
Music City Walk of Fame 2006.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1991.
NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Michael Bennett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Bennett DiFiglia
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Directed Broadway play:Theater Hall of Fame 1986.

Viola Dana

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Flugrath
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 7 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent screen films.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Pola Negri

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Appolonia Chalupiec
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6140 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Kenny Price

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Kenneth Price
Nickname(s):
The Round Mound of Sound
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Songs:Movie:

Clara Peller

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Clara Peller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 7 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 10". At the age of 81, starred in the 1984 "Where's the beef?" advertising campaign for the Wendy's fast food restaurant chain.
Movie:

Scott LaRock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Scott Monroe Sterling
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot while trying to stop a fight between two parties. Formed Boogie Down Productions.

Scott La Rock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Scott Sterling
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Group:Album:Shot while trying to defuse an argument.

John Huston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Marcellus Huston
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-father of
father of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Evelyn Keyes by 10 years.
separated husband of
Ricki Soma, until her earlier death.
Older than Ricki Soma by 21 years.
father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Missouri Wall of Fame.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1765 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Archie Campbell (Hee Haw)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Archie James Campbell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Comedy and writing for TV show:Role as:with Nurse Goodbody.
Albums:

Quinn Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Irwin Martin Cohn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004.
Television Hall of Fame 1997.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Lorne Greene

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lyon Himan Green
Nickname(s):
Chaim
Hyman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Newsreader on CBC.
TV shows:TV miniseries:Spoken song:Officer of the Order of Canada.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Peter Tosh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Winston Hubert McIntosh
Nickname(s):
Stepping Razor
Bush Doctor
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Reggae performer.
Member:

Dan Rowan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Hale David
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born on a circus train. Orphaned at age 11.
TV show:as a host.
Duo: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Dan Rowan and Dick Martin for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 2 April 2002.

Bob Fosse

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Louis Fosse
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Gwen Verdon, until he died.
Younger than Gwen Verdon by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Musical play:as choreographer. Eight Tony Awards for choreographer, another for directing.
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2007.
Theater Hall of Fame 1979.

Duffy Daugherty

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Duffy Daugherty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach team:1954-1972.
College Football Hall of Fame 1984.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1965.
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1985.

Mary Astor

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of

Brief Facts:

Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6701 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Madeleine Carroll

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marie-Madeleine Bernadette O'Carroll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6707 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Kelvin Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kelvin Darnell Martin
Nickname(s):
50 Cent
The Original 50 Cent
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Drug dealer, shot with 23 bullets on 20 October, 1987.
Subject of the documentary movie:

Woody Herman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Charles Thomas Herman
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:

Band:ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6805 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Jim Folsom

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Elisha Folsom
Also Known As:
Big Jim Folsom
James Elisha Folsom Sr.
Nickname(s):
Big Jim
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 8". Governor of Alabama twice, 1947-1951 and 1955-1959.

Scrappy Lambert

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lambert
Also Known As:
Gordon Wallace
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dance band vocalist who appeared on hundreds of recordings from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Song:used on the radio show:as the closing theme, recorded under the name Gordon Wallace.

Donn Eisele

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donn Fulton Eisele
Also Known As:
Donn F. Eisele
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

in Earth orbit, the first manned flight test.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Slam Stewart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leroy Eliot Stewart
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

String bass.

Tiny Moore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Billie Moore
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Electric mandolin (5 string) and fiddle.
Western swing band:Band: Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Texas Playboys.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Texas Playboys.

Alice Terry

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alice Frances Taaffe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Rex Ingram, until his earlier death.
Younger than Rex Ingram by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Silent movies:Over half of her films are lost.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6626 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Butterball Wooldridge

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Wooldridge
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
48 or 49
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of

Brief Facts:

The Annual Paul "Butterball" Wooldridge Memorial Race is named for him.
National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame 2008.
Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame 2011.
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