People Who Died in the Year 1988:

(57 found)

William Cagney
producer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Jerome Cagney
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Boots Mallory by 8 years.
younger brother of
Younger than James Cagney by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Lost in the Stratosphere, Flirting with Danger both filmed in 1934. Said to be a "look-alike" to his brother. Associate producer for movie musical Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Pete Maravich
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Press Maravich
Nickname(s):
Pistol Pete
Gender:
Male
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 Atlanta Hawks. Died while playing a game of pick-up basketball.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Trevor Howard
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Third Man, Mutiny on the Bounty, Father Goose.

Pappy Boyington
aviator, hero, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Boyington
Also Known As:
Gregory Hallenbeck
Nickname(s):
Gramps
Gender:
Male
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 the Navy Cross.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Colleen Moore
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Morrison
Gender:
Female
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:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Silent and talkie films. Movied The Scarlet Letter, Lilac Time.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1549 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Heather O'Rourke
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Heather Michelle O'Rourke
Gender:
Female
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 Poltergeist who said "They're here!" - died suddenly at age 12. Movie Poltergeist II: The Other Side.

Frederick Loewe
composer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Löwe
Nickname(s):
Fritz
Gender:
Male
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 Camelot, My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive13 January 1995

Memphis Slim
musician, singer, composer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
John Len Chatman
Also Known As:
Peter Chatman
Nickname(s):
Peter
Gender:
Male
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. Song Every Day I Have the Blues.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harvey Kuenn
baseball, coach, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Kuenn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder / shortstop, later coach and manager. Teams Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Besser
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Besser
Gender:
Male
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 3 Stooges.

Pearl Butler
singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Dee Jones
Gender:
Female
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 Carl Butler and Pearl. Song Don't Let Me Cross Over.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lois Wilson
actor, western, director

Real/Birth Name:
Lois Wilson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Western silents.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Divine
actor, singer, writer, female impersonator

Real/Birth Name:
Harris Glen Milstead
Also Known As:
Glen Milstead
Gender:
Male
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 an overweight transvestite. Movies Pink Flaminos, Hairspray (1988). Play (stage) The Neon Woman.

Andy Gibb
singer, composer, actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Roy Gibb
Gender:
Male
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 I Just Want to Be Your Everything, (Love Is) Thicker than Water, Shadow Dancing. Died age 30. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Ray Milland
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Alfred John Truscott-Jones
Gender:
Male
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 Love Story, The Lost Weekend, Dial M for Murder.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

John Holmes
actor, director, writer, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
John Curtis Estes
Also Known As:
Johnny Wadd
John C. Holmes
Gender:
Male
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
auto racing, business, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Lee Thompson
Nickname(s):
Mickey
Gender:
Male
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 400 mph barrier. Auto parts business for hot rod cars. Murdered, his wife was also killed.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ted Kluszewski
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Bernard Kluszewski
Nickname(s):
Big Klu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. teams Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Redlegs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Brook Benton
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Franklin Peay
Gender:
Male
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 The Boll Weevil Song, It's Just a Matter of Time.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dave Prater
singer, blues, R&B, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
David Prater Jr.
Also Known As:
Dave
Gender:
Male
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 Soul Man. Singer with duo Sam & Dave. Died in a single-car accident in Sycamore, Georgia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of group Sam & Dave.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group Sam & Dave.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group Sam & Dave.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Sam & Dave.

Jeff Donnell
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Marie Donnell
Also Known As:
Miss Jeff Donnell
Gender:
Female
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 Alice on TV show The George Gobel Show. Movie Sweet Smell of Success.

Valerie Solanas
writer, activist, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Valerie Jean Solanas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 16 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radical feminist. Book SCUM Manifesto. Shot Andy Warhol on June 3, 1968. He survived, she was convicted of "reckless assault with intent to harm", served a three-year prison sentence, including treatment in a psychiatric hospital for paranoid schizophrenia.

Frederick Patterson
educator, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Douglass Patterson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Pathology. President of Tuskegee Institute. Founder of the United Negro College Fund.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tommy Thomas
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Alphonse Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert A. Heinlein
writer, military, politician, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Anson Heinlein
Also Known As:
Anson McDonald
Lyle Monroe
John Riverside
Caleb Saunders
Simon York
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:

Noted Science fiction writer. Invented the water bed. Books made into movies: Starship Trooper, The Puppet Masters, Destination Moon, which is from book Spaceship Galileo. Books Stranger in a Strange Land, Farnham's Freehold, Space Cadet, The Cat Who Walks through Walls, The Door into Summer, Methuselah's Children.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kim Philby
traitor

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Adrian Russell Philby
Also Known As:
Harold "Kim" Philby
Nickname(s):
Kim
Gender:
Male
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).

Chet Baker
musician, singer, jazz, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Chesney Henry Baker Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpet and flugelhorn. Apparently fell from his second story hotel room window. Subject of movie Born to Be Blue.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Daws Butler
actor, kids

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Dawson Butler
Also Known As:
Dawes Butler
Gender:
Male
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 Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Chilly Willy, Quick-Draw McGraw, Elroy Jetson, Loopy De Loop in animated cartoons.

Ella Raines
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ella Wallace Raubes
Also Known As:
Ella Wallace Raines
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Robin Olds by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Web, Brute Force, Tall in the Saddle, Phantom Lady. TV series Janet Dean, Registered Nurse.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Louis L'Amour
writer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Dearborn L'Amour
Also Known As:
Tex Burns
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many western novels. The Tall Stranger, Last of the Breed. Movies, adapted from his works The Quick and the Dead, The Shadow Riders, Crossfire Trail.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Dodd
football, coach

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

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for team University of Tennessee. Head coach and athletic director for team Georgia Institute of Technology. First as a player as a coach.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dennis Day
radio, singer, actor, sidekick

Real/Birth Name:
Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty
Gender:
Male
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:

Brief Facts:

Tenor voice. Radio program A Day in the Life of Dennis Day. Radio and TV show The Jack Benny Program. Often said "Gee, Mr. Benny!" Song Dear Hearts and Gentle People. Voice actor for cartoons.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7048 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6646 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Byra Hemingway
relative

Real/Birth Name:
Byra Louise Whittlesey
Nickname(s):
Puck
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

wife of
Jack Hemingway, until she died.
Older than Jack Hemingway by 1 year.
mother of
mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Second wife, died of cancer.

Hillel Slovak
musician, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Hillel Slovak
Also Known As:
Slim
Pan Handle Slim
The Israeli Cowboy
Gender:
Male
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 Red Hot Chili Peppers. Died of a heroin overdose.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Adrian Adonis
wrestling, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Keith A. Franke
Nickname(s):
Adorable
Gender:
Male
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
singer, actor, model, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Christa Päffgen
Also Known As:
Krista Nico
Nico Otzak
Moon Goddess
Gender:
Female
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 La Dolce Vita. Singer for Andy Warhol's group The Velvet Underground. Died of a cerebral hemorrhage after a bicycle accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Carter Vanderbilt Cooper
suicide

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

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
first cousin once removed 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:

Brief Facts:

Jumped from a balcony in his mother's home.

Judith Barsi
actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Eva Barsi
Gender:
Female
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 Kids Don't Tell, Do You Remember Love, There Were Times, Dear. Movie Jaws: The Revenge. Voice actor in inanimated movies The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven. TV series Growing Pains, The Tracey Ullman Show. Shot to death at age 10, by her father who also killed her mother then committed suicide.

Frank Zamboni
inventor, hockey

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Joseph Zamboni Jr.
Also Known As:
Frank J. Zamboni
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pete Drake
musician, country, producer, business

Real/Birth Name:
Roddis Franklin Drake
Gender:
Male
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 (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden, Behind Closed Doors, Lay Lady Lay, Stand by Your Man.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ralph Meeker
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Rathgeber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Paths of Glory, Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant, The Dirty Dozen. TV series Not for Hire.

Anatoli Levchenko
space

Real/Birth Name:
Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko
Gender:
Male
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:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Soyuz TM-3 - Return only
Soyuz TM-4 - Launch only

Alan Ameche
football

Real/Birth Name:
Lino Dante Ameche
Nickname(s):
The Iron Horse
The Horse
Gender:
Male
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:

Team University of Wisconsin as fullback. Team Baltimore Colts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alan Napier
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Napier-Clavering
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:

In role of Batman's butler in 1966 TV show and movie Batman. Also a small part in movie My Fair Lady.

Adela Rogers St. Johns
writer, news

Real/Birth Name:
Adela Nora Rogers
Gender:
Female
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6424 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Art Rooney
football

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Joseph Rooney
Also Known As:
Art Rooney Sr.
Nickname(s):
The Chief
Gender:
Male
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 Pittsburgh Steelers - originally the team was named Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Papa Dee Allen
singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Sylvester Allen
Nickname(s):
Papa Dee
Gender:
Male
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 War. Percussionist (conga, bongos) drummer. Song The World Is a Ghetto. Died of a brain aneurysm 1988 after collapsing on stage.

Henry Koster
director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Hermann Kosterlitz
Gender:
Male
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 Harvey, The Bishop's Wife, The Robe.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Billy Carter
business, famous

Real/Birth Name:
William Alton Carter III
Nickname(s):
Billy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Jimmy Carter by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Owned a gas station. Named for him: beer brand "Billy Beer".

John Houseman
actor, director, producer, writer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Jacques Haussmann
Gender:
Male
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 The Paper Chase. Academy award for the role of Professor Kingsfeld in the movie. Movies The Fog, Three Days of the Condor, Rollerball. Co-founder of the Mercury Theatre with Orson Welles. Many theatre and opera projects.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billy Curtis
actor, model, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Luigi Curto
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 2 inches (127 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins. Movies The Incredible Shrinking Man, High Plains Drifter. Role of Mayor McCheese for McDonalds ads.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry as a member of group The Munchkins.

Clarke Hinkle
football

Real/Birth Name:
William Clarke Hinkle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, linebacker, punter, placekicker. Teams Bucknell University, Green Bay Packers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Carl Hubbell
baseball, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Owen Hubbell
Nickname(s):
The Meal Ticket
King Carl
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Known for screwball pitch. Team New York Giants. Director of player development for 35 years. Died from injuries in an auto accident.

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John Carradine
actor, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Richmond Reed Carradine
Also Known As:
Peter Richmond
John Peter Richmond
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Male
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Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Changed name to John Carradine in 1935. Many horror movies: Terror of the Wax Museum, Billy the Kid versus Dracula. Movies The Grapes of Wrath, Thank You, Mr. Moto.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6240 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Roy Orbison
singer, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Kelton Orbison
Also Known As:
Lefty Wilbury
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Songs Only the Lonely, Blue Angel, It's Over, Oh Pretty Woman. Group The Traveling Wilburys.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry29 January 2010

Sylvester
singer, female impersonator, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvester James
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Male
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Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Disco and soul singer and drag performer. Died of complications from AIDS. Song You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).

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Julanne Johnston
actor

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Julanne Johnston
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Female
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Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924). Movie The Thief of Bagdad.
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