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People Who Died in the Year 1988 (40 found): Names Only

Robert A. Heinlein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Anson Heinlein
Also Known As:
Anson McDonald
Lyle Monroe
John Riverside
Caleb Saunders
Simon York
Birth Date:
Death Date:
1988
Age:
81 or 82

Brief Facts:

Noted Science fiction writer. Invented the water bed.
Books made into movies::which is from book:Books:Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1998.

Pete Maravich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Press Maravich
Nickname(s):
Pistol Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Died while playing a game of pick-up basketball.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1970.
Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Pappy Boyington

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Boyington
Also Known As:
Gregory Hallenbeck
Nickname(s):
Gramps
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Commanded the Black Sheep Squadron later in World War II. Was a prisoner of war. Awarded theMedal of Honor. Awarded the Navy Cross.
Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame 2012.

Colleen Moore

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Morrison
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent and talkie films.
Movied: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1549 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Heather O'Rourke

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Heather Michelle O'Rourke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
12
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blonde little girl in movie:who said "They're here!" - died suddenly at age 12.
Movie:

Frederick Loewe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Löwe
Nickname(s):
Fritz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musicals:Kennedy Center Honors 1985.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 13 January 1995.

Memphis Slim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Len Chatman
Also Known As:
Peter Chatman
Nickname(s):
Peter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist.
Blues Hall of Fame 1989.

Joe Besser

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Besser
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Replacement for a member of the:

Pearl Butler

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Dee Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Carl Butler, until she died.
Younger than Carl Butler by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Duo:Song: Grand Ole Opry as a member of Carl Butler and Pearl.

Divine

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harris Glen Milstead
Also Known As:
Glen Milstead
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:

Often in roles as:Movies:Play (stage):

Andy Gibb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Roy Gibb
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Barry Gibb by 11 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Maurice Gibb by 8 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Robin Gibb by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs:Died age 30.
Movie:

Ray Milland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Alfred John Truscott-Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1621 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1634 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

John Holmes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Curtis Estes
Also Known As:
Johnny Wadd
John C. Holmes
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adult film star. Died of AIDS.

Mickey Thompson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Lee Thompson
Nickname(s):
Mickey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1960, the first American to break the 400mph barrier. Auto parts business for hot rod cars. Murdered, his wife was also killed.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 1991.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1990.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2009.

Brook Benton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Franklin Peay
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Dave Prater

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Prater Jr.
Also Known As:
Dave
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 30 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Singer with duo:Died in a single-car accident in Sycamore, Georgia.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1997.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Sam & Dave.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Sam & Dave.

Jeff Donnell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jean Marie Donnell
Also Known As:
Miss Jeff Donnell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role of:on TV show:Movie:

Kim Philby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Adrian Russell Philby
Also Known As:
Harold "Kim" Philby
Nickname(s):
Kim
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Counterspy - British espionage agent spied for Russia (USSR.)

Daws Butler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Dawson Butler
Also Known As:
Dawes Butler
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:

Voice actor for many characters, in role of:in animated cartoons.

Bobby Dodd

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Dodd
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for team:Head coach and athletic director for team:College Football Hall of Fame 1959. First as a player.
College Football Hall of Fame 1993 as a coach.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1976.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1989.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2002.

Dennis Day

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of

Brief Facts:

Tenor voice.
Radio program:Radio and TV show:Often said "Gee, Mr. Benny!" Song:Voice actor for cartoons.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7048 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6646 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Hillel Slovak

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hillel Slovak
Also Known As:
Slim
Pan Handle Slim
The Israeli Cowboy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Original guitarist and founding member of the band:Died of a heroin overdose.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Adrian Adonis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Keith A. Franke
Nickname(s):
Adorable
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro wrestler died in a car accident when he hit a moose.

Nico

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Christa Päffgen
Also Known As:
Krista Nico
Nico Otzak
Moon Goddess
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In movie:Singer for Andy Warhol's group:Died of a cerebral hemorrhage after a bicycle accident.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of The Velvet Underground.

Carter Vanderbilt Cooper

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carter Vanderbilt Cooper
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
grand nephew of
older brother of
Older than Anderson Cooper by 2 years.
first cousin twice removed of
great great great grandson of
great grandson of
grand nephew of
grand nephew of
grandson of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
grandson of
grand nephew of
great great grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
son of

Ancestors:

Judith Barsi

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Judith Eva Barsi
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
10
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Child actor in commercials.
Movies for television:Movie:Voice actor in inanimated movies:TV series:Shot to death by her father who also killed her mother then committed suicide.

Frank Zamboni

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Joseph Zamboni Jr.
Also Known As:
Frank J. Zamboni
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented the Zamboni machine, used to resurface ice rinks. Other sports facility inventions.
United States Hockey Hall of Fame 2009.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 2006.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2007.

Pete Drake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roddis Franklin Drake
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel guitar. Record label owner.
Songs:Country Music Hall of Fame 1970.
Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1987.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2010.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Anatoli Levchenko

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions:

Alan Ameche

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lino Dante Ameche
Nickname(s):
The Iron Horse
The Horse
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1954, team:as fullback.
Team:College Football Hall of Fame 1975.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1967.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2004.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1992.
University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1991.

Alan Napier

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan Napier-Clavering
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:

In role of:in 1966 TV show and Movie:Also a small part in movie:

Adela Rogers St. Johns

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Adela Nora Rogers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote screenplays for silent films, plus short stories, and was a reporter and journalist.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6424 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Art Rooney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Joseph Rooney
Also Known As:
Art Rooney Sr.
Nickname(s):
The Chief
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founder and owner (1938-1988) of professional football team:- originally the team was named:Pro Football Hall of Fame 1964.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017.

Papa Dee Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Sylvester Allen
Nickname(s):
Papa Dee
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:

Group:Percussionist (conga, bongos) drummer.
Song:Died of a brain aneurysm 1988 after collapsing on stage.

Henry Koster

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hermann Kosterlitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Peggy Moran, until he died.
Older than Peggy Moran by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6762 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

John Houseman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacques Haussmann
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie and TV series:Academy award for the role of:in the movie.
Movies:Co-founder of the Mercury Theatre with:Many theatre and opera projects.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Billy Curtis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Luigi Curto
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 2".
Movie:as a Munchkin.
Movies:Role of:for McDonalds ads.

John Carradine

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richmond Reed Carradine
Also Known As:
Peter Richmond
John Peter Richmond
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:

father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Changed name to John Carradine in 1935.
Many horror movies::Movies:Hall of Great Western Performers 2003.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6240 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Roy Orbison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Kelton Orbison
Also Known As:
Lefty Wilbury
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Music City Walk of Fame 2006.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1989.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1989.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 January 2010.

Sylvester

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sylvester James
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Disco and soul singer and drag performer. Died of complications from AIDS.
Song:Dance Music Hall of Fame 2005.
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