People Who Died in the Year 1990:

(71 found)

Charlie Brackins
football

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Brackins
Also Known As:
Charles Brackins
Nickname(s):
Choo Choo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Prairie View A&M University, Green Bay Packers, only 1 game, in 1955.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alan Hale Jr.
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Hale McKahan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV show Gilligan's Island.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6653 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Arthur Kennedy
actor, western, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
John Arthur Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Johnny
Gender:
Male
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:

Broadway play Death of a Salesman, won a Tony Award. Movies Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place, Devotion, Champion, Lawrence of Arabia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6681 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1620 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Bronko Nagurski
football, wrestling, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Bronislau Nagurski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback and defensive tackle. Teams University of Minnesota, Chicago Bears. Also a champion professional wrestler.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Robbie
football, business, actor, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Robbie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner-founder pro football team Miami Dolphins. Movie Black Sunday.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Terry-Thomas
actor, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Robin Hood, Bang! Bang! You're Dead!.

Rusty Hamer
actor, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Russell Craig Hamer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 28 days before his 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Make Room for Daddy. Suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6323 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Barbara Stanwyck
actor, dancer, western, Broadway, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Ruby Catherine Stevens
Nickname(s):
Missy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Frank Fay by 9 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Robert Taylor by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Double Indemnity. TV series Big Valley. Dancer on Broadway.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ava Gardner
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Ava Lavinia Gardner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Artie Shaw by 12 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Frank Sinatra by 7 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Mickey Rooney by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies On the Beach (1959), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The Cassandra Crossing, The Barefoot Contessa.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

R. Dale Butts
composer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Dale Butts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dale Evans by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Composed or arranged music for many films for Republic Studios. Nominated for his original score for movie Flame of Barbary Coast in 1945.

James Van Heusen
composer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Chester Babcock
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Love and Marriage, My Kind of Town, High Hopes, All the Way. Lyrics by Sammy Cahn.

Del Shannon
singer, composer, producer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Weedon Westover
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and vocals. Song Runaway. Died of a self-inflicted rifle gun shot due to depression.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnnie Ray
singer, actor, composer

Real/Birth Name:
John Alvin Ray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Cry. Partially deaf.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Malcolm Forbes
aviator, writer, publisher

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the magazine Forbes. Books Around the World on Hot Air and Two Wheels, More than I Dreamed. Hot air balloonist. First person to cross the US in a hot air balloon.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cornell Gunter
singer, murdered, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius E. Gunter
Also Known As:
Cornell Gunther
Cornel Gunter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and doo-wop singer. Original member of group The Platters. Member The Coasters. Songs Poison Ivy, Charlie Brown, Yakety Yak. Shot while in his auto in Las Vegas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Platters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of group The Coasters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Platters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Coasters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group The Platters.

Joe Sewell
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Wheeler Sewell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Infielder. Teams New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees. Coach, team University of Alabama.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bruno Bettelheim
psychologist, writer, suicide, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Bruno Bettelheim
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:

For a time, imprisoned in concentration camps, released, went to the US by ship 1939, became a US naturalized citizen in 1944. His work and credentials are increasinly discredited. Depression led to suicide with a plastic bag over his head.

Tom Harmon
actor, football, sports analyst, military, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Dudley Harmon
Nickname(s):
Old 98
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Elyse Knox, until he died.
Younger than Elyse Knox by 1 year.
grandfather of
father of
father of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Michigan as halfback. Pilot in World War II, surviving two crashes. Teams New York Americans, Los Angeles Rams. Sports announcer/commentator. Movies Harmon of Michigan, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Bonzo Goes to College.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Capucine
actor, suicide, model

Real/Birth Name:
Germaine Hlne Irne Lefebvre
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat, North to Alaska, Walk on the Wild Side. Committed suicide in Lausanne, Switzerland, by jumping from her eighth-floor apartment.

Sarah Vaughan
singer, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Lois Vaughan
Nickname(s):
Sassy
The Divine One
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 7 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Misty, Smooth Operator, Broken Hearted Melody, Whatever Lola Wants.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry31 July 1985

Ron Evans
space

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Ellwin Evans Jr.
Also Known As:
Ronald Evans
Nickname(s):
Ron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 17, orbited the moon in the CSM.

Space Missions:

Apollo 17 (1972)
Only Saturn V night launch. Landed in Taurus-Littrow. First geologist on the Moon. Final manned Moon landing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Thurston Harris
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Thurston Theodore Harris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Little Bitty Pretty One covered by many other singers.

Greta Garbo
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Greta Lovisa Gustafsson
Nickname(s):
Garbo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Queen Christina, Ninochka, Grand Hotel, Camille, Anna Karenina, Mata Hari.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Albert Salmi
actor, accused, suicide, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Salmi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Peggy Ann Garner by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Role as Bo Decker in Broadway play Bus Stop. Movie The Brothers Karamazov. TV series The Twilight Zone, Daniel Boone. Reportedly committed suicide after killing his terminally ill wife Roberta.

Paulette Goddard
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Pauline Marion Goddard Levy
Also Known As:
Pauline Levy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Burgess Meredith by 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than Charlie Chaplin by 21 years.
wife of
Erich Remarque, until his earlier death.
Younger than Erich Remarque by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Second Chorus, Pot o' Gold Pot o' Gold.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1652 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Sunset Carson
actor, western, rodeo, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Winifred Maurice Harrison
Also Known As:
Michael Harrison
Gender:
Male
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:

A real cowboy. Rodeo rider. Movies The El Paso Kid, The Marshal of Windy Hollow.

David Rappaport
actor, little person, writer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
David Stephen Rappaport
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:
Height:
3 feet 11 inches (119.38 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movies Time Bandits, The Bride. TV series L.A. Law, The Wizard. Shot himself in the chest with a .38 caliber revolver he had bought 15 days earlier, in a San Fernando Valley park.

Audrey Ferris
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Audrey Kellar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1928). Movie Slightly Used.

Charles Farrell
actor, mayor

Real/Birth Name:
Charles David Farrell
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies 7th Heaven, Street Angel, Lucky Star, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. TV series My Little Margie. Mayor of Palm Springs, Califormia 1948-1953.

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 1617 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 142 S. Palm Canyon Drive26 February 1992

Susan Oliver
actor, director, aviator, writer, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Charlotte Gerke
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pilot of the Year 1970. Starred in many TV shows in the 60s through the 80s, including Peyton Place, Wagon Train, The Virginian, Days of Our Lives. Movie BUtterfield 8.

Jim Henson
producer, tv, singer, puppeteer

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

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Creator of the Muppets and TV show Sesame Street.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry24 September 1991

Sammy Davis Jr.
singer, dancer, photographer, Broadway, Tony Award, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Sammy Davis Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Altovise Davis, until he died.
Older than Altovise Davis by 17 years.
ex-husband of
Older than May Britt by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Ocean's Eleven (1960), Robin and the Seven Hoods. Songs What Kind of Fool Am I?, I've Gotta Be Me. TV show One Life to Live. Member the Rat Pack. Lost his left eye in a traffic accident. Converted to Judaism. Broadway musical Golden Boy, winning a Tony Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at Riviera Hotel (removed)15 February 2007

Jill Ireland
actor, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jill Dorothy Ireland
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Charles Bronson, until she died.
Younger than Charles Bronson by 14 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than David McCallum by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Mechanic, Breakheart Pass. TV show Shane.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry25 April 1990

Rocky Graziano
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Rocco Barbella
Also Known As:
Robert Barber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional boxer who held the World Middleweight title.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Gilford
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Gellman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical movies A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret. Movies Cocoon, Cocoon: The Return.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rex Harrison
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Carey Harrison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Elizabeth Rees by 28 years.
husband of
Kay Kendall, until her earlier death.
Older than Kay Kendall by 18 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lilli Palmer by 6 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Rachel Roberts by 19 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie and Broadway musical My Fair Lady. Broadway play Bell, Book and Candle.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6390 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Betty Foley
singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Foley
Also Known As:
Betty Foley Cummins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
mother of
aunt of
grand aunt of
aunt of
daughter of
daughter of
half-sister of
Older than Shirley Boone by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

A duet with father Red Foley song As Far as I'm Concerned. Song Old Moon. Radio show Barn Dance.

Snooky Lanson
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Landman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Your Hit Parade.

Bill Cullen
tv, radio, game show

Real/Birth Name:
William Lawrence Francis Cullen
Nickname(s):
Dean of Game Show Hosts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV game shows The Price Is Right, I've Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth, The $25,000 Pyramid, Chain Reaction.

Howard Duff
actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Green Duff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ida Lupino by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Played title role on radio show Sam Spade. Movies The Naked City, Kramer vs. Kramer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1623 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Cookie Lavagetto
baseball, coach, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Arthur Lavagetto
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base. Teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Oaks.

Dorothy Mackaill
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Mackaill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924), Movies The Face at the Window, The Man Who Came Back, Love Affair. TV series Hawaii Five-O. Naturalized citizen of the US.

Ethyl Eichelberger
actor, stunts, writer, female impersonator, Broadway, singer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
James Roy Eichelberger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fire eating, splits, gymnastics. Wrote plays. Broadway play 3 Penny Opera. Suicide when AIDS medications could not be tolerated.

Lew DeWitt
singer, country, composer, musician, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Calvin DeWitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Gospel group The Statler Brothers. Song Flowers on the Wall.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pearl Bailey
singer, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Pearly Mae Bailey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie St. Louis Blues.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry1 February 1994

Maxine Jones
relative

Real/Birth Name:
Maxine Evelyn Jones
Also Known As:
Maxine Jones Firfires
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Relationships:

daughter of
ex-wife of
Younger than Noah Beery Jr. by 4 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Married Beery 1940, divorced 1966.

Stevie Ray Vaughan
musician, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Ray Vaughan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Died in a helicopter crash, Songs Texas Flood, The House Is Rockin'. Ranked #7 in the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Irene Dunne
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Irene Marie Dunn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies I Remember Mama, Life with Father, Magnificent Obsession (1935). Movie musical Show Boat.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6440 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Tom Fogerty
singer, musician, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Richard Fogerty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than John Fogerty by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Member band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Songs Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Suzie Q. Died of tuberculosis due to AIDS, gotten from blood transfusions.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Phil Napoleon
jazz, musician, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Filippo Napoli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter.

Leonard Bernstein
conductor, composer, writer, musician, Broadway, Tony Award, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Bernstein
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:

Changed name at age 15. Musical play West Side Story, Candide.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Ralph Bowman
hockey

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Blaylock Bowman
Nickname(s):
Scotty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Scored first NFL penalty shot goal 1934. Teams Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Eagles, Detroit Red Wings.

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Joel McCrea
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Joel Albert McCrea
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 16 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm)

Relationships:

husband of
Frances Dee, until he died.
Older than Frances Dee by 4 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ride the High Country, Foreign Correspondent.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Frank Sinkwich
football

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Francis Sinkwich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Georgia as halfback. Teams Detroit Lions, New York Yankees, Baltimore Colts.

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Bennie Oosterbaan
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Oosterbaan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Teams University of Michigan. Coach football and basketball there.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William S. Paley
radio, tv, business

Real/Birth Name:
William S. Paley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At age 12, Paley added a middle initial to his name. The "S." has no meaning. The CEO who built Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) to amajor influence.

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Elliott Roosevelt
military, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Elliott Roosevelt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Brigadier General. Editorial work on movies The Roosevelt Story, Eyes of War.

Xavier Cugat
musician, bandleader, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Francesc d'Ass Xavier Cugat Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Abbe Lane by 32 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Charo by 51 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Perfidia, Brazil. Movies Bathing Beauty, Neptune's Daughter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Mary Martin
actor, singer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Virginia Martin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 28 days before her 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

In Broadway musicals South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan. Role of Peter Pan.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6609 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Valerie French
actor, western, soap, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Valerie Harrison
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movie Decision at Sundown. TV series The Edge of Night. Broadway play Inadmissible Evidence. Birth year may be 1932.

Eve Arden
actor, radio, tv, dancer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Mary Quedens
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio and TV show Our Miss Brooks. Movies Night and Day, Anatomy of a Murder. In Broadway revue Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. TV series The Mothers-in-Law.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6329 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Aaron Copland
composer, ballet

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Copland
Nickname(s):
The Dean of American Composers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. Father's original name was Kaplan. Composed ballet songs Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy the Kid. Popular fanfare song Fanfare for the Common Man.

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Robert Cummings
actor, producer, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings
Also Known As:
Bob Cummings
Blake Stanhope
Nickname(s):
Bob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Bob Cummings Show. Movie Dial M for Murder.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6816 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1718 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Dee Clark
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Delectus Clark
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Raindrops, Hey Little Girl.

Joan Bennett
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Geraldine Bennett
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Barbara Bennett by 3 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Constance Bennett by 5 years.
aunt of

Brief Facts:

Movie Father of the Bride.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Forrest Petersen
aviator, engineer, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Silas Petersen
Also Known As:
Forrest S. Petersen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Flew the X-15.

Space Missions:

X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

Mike Mazurki
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Michail Mazuruski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 16 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Amazon Women on the Moon, Murder, My Sweet, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. Many uncredited bit parts in the 1940s.

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Clarence Johnson
engineer, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Leonard Johnson
Also Known As:
Kelly Johnson
Nickname(s):
Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aeronautical engineer. Primary designer of the Lockheed U2 and the SR-71 Blackbird spy planes. Before that, the P-38 Lightning and F-104 Starfighter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Wendell Scott
auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Wendell Oliver Scott
Gender:
Male
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:

NASCAR driver.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Allen
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
George Herbert Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins, Chicago Blitz, Arizona Wranglers, Long Beach State University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Vasili Lazarev
space

Real/Birth Name:
Vasili Grigoriyevich Lazarev
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut. Soyuz 18A was aborted after launch, crew experienced 21G.

Space Missions:

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