People Who Died in the Year 2000:

(79 found)

Tom Fears
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Jesse Fears
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American father, Mexican mother. Split end. Teams UCLA, Los Angeles Rams. Coach, teams Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Southern California Sun. Executive, team Los Angeles Express.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

By Saam
sports analyst, baseball, football

Real/Birth Name:
Byrum Fred Saam Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster in Philadelphia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Will Jones
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Will J. Jones
Also Known As:
Will "Dub" Jones
Dub Jones
Nickname(s):
Dub
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass singer for group The Coasters. Sang Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown (the line "Why is everybody always picking on me") and the song Poison Ivy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of group The Coasters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Coasters.

Frances Drake
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Dean
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Les Miserables (1935), The Invisible Ray, It's a Wonderful World.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Jester Hairston
actor, composer, conductor

Real/Birth Name:
Jester Joseph Hairston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Mary's Boy Child, Amen. Starred on TV show Amen. Appeared in movie To Kill a Mockingbird.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6161 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry12 February 1992

Hedy Lamarr
actor, inventor, producer, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler
Also Known As:
Hedy Kiesler
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Samson and Delilah, Boom Town, Algiers, White Cargo. Invented a device to control torpedoes using frequency hopping, received a patent. Became a US citizen in 1953. Arrested for shoplifting in 1991. One year probation.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6247 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

A.E. van Vogt
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Elton van Vogt
Also Known As:
AE van Vogt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction novelist. Books The World of Null-A, Slan.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Budge
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
John Donald Budge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first Grand Slam winner in 1938.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Doris Kenner
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Doris Coley
Also Known As:
Doris Coley Kenner
Doris Kenner-Jackson
Gender:
Female
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:

Member of The Shirelles. Song Dedicated to the One I Love.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

New Jersey Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of group The Shirelles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of group The Shirelles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Shirelles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of group The Shirelles.

Todd Karns
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Roscoe Todd Karns
Also Known As:
Todd Karnes
Tod Karns
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Wonderful Life, Flat Top, Ny Foolish Heart.

Big Pun
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Lee Rios
Also Known As:
Big Punisher
Big Moon Dawg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22

Brief Facts:

Died of a heart attack at age 28, weighed 698 pounds. Movie Big Pun: Still Not a Player is about him. Albums Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby.

Derrick Thomas
football, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Derrick Vincent Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker and defensive end for team Kansas City Chiefs. Died from a massive blood clot that developed in his paralyzed lower extremities and traveled to his lungs, the result of severe injuries sustained in a car accident weeks earlier.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jim Varney
actor, model, writer

Real/Birth Name:
James Albert Varney Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Spokesman, in role as Ernest P. Worrell, for television advertisements. Also movies Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Scared Stupid. Popularized the saying "KnowhutIMean?" in his portrayals as Ernest.

Roger Vadim
actor, director, producer, writer, painter, sculptor

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Brigitte Bardot by 6 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Jane Fonda by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies And God Created Woman, Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy, Pretty Maids All in a Row.

Charles M. Schulz
cartoonist, hockey, ice skating, business, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Monroe Schulz
Also Known As:
Charles Schulz
Nickname(s):
Sparky
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:

Creator and artist for the cartoon Peanuts. Created roles of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Sally Brown. Cartoon movies A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown, It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown. Broadway musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Owner of an ice skating rink.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry28 June 1996

Tom Landry
football, coach, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wade Landry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach. Invented the now-popular "4-3 defense" as well as the "Flex defense." Team Dallas Cowboys.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Marceline Day
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Marceline Newlin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Alice Day by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). Movies London After Midnight, The Cameraman, The Jazz Age, Sky Raiders.

Veronica Cooper
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Veronica Balfe
Also Known As:
Sandra Shaw
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gary Cooper, until his earlier death.
Younger than Gary Cooper by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Blood Money. Uncredited as the New York woman dropped by Kong in the movie King Kong (1933).

Joe Wolfson
surfing, accident, suicide, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Wolfson
Nickname(s):
Dr. 360
Wolfie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Prominent bodyboarder, a short surfboard. The first bodyboarder to spin full circle across a wave. Tried suicide because of terminal cancer. Died in a car accident when his Jetta went off the road and hit a tree.

Charles Gray
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Marshall Gray
Nickname(s):
No Neck
Gender:
Male
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:

English. 1928-2000. Movies The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Diamonds Are Forever, You Only Live Twice, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, The Mirror Crack'd.

Pee Wee King
actor, singer, country, composer, bandleader, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski
Also Known As:
Frank "Pee Wee" King
Nickname(s):
Pee Wee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In the Gene Autry movie Gold Mine in the Sky. Wrote song Tennessee Waltz with Redd Stewart, chosen by Tennessee in 1965 as the state song - sung by Patti Page.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1715 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Tommy Collins
singer, country, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Raymond Sipes
Gender:
Male
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:

Wrote many songs recorded by Merle Haggard. Sonf If You Can't Bite, Don't Growl.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lee Petty
auto racing, business, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Arnold Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

One of the pioneers of NASCAR.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Claire Trevor
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Claire Wemlinger
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Stagecoach.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Larry Linville
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Lavon Linville
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Earth Girls Are Easy. TV series M*A*S*H in role of Maj. Frank Burns.

Christopher Pettiet
actor, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Lee Pettiet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Young Riders. Movie Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. Died of an accidental drug overdose.

Jimmy Rogers
actor

Real/Birth Name:
James Blake Rogers
Nickname(s):
Jim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
younger brother of
Younger than Will Rogers Jr. by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie Prairie Chickens.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
actor, producer, military

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Elton Ullman Fairbanks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Younger than Joan Crawford by 4 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Naval officer in World War II. Movies The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), State Secret (1950).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6318 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6710 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6661 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Yevgeny Khrunov
space

Real/Birth Name:
Yevgeny Vassilyevich Khrunov
Nickname(s):
Zhenya
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Soyuz 4 - Return only

John Gielgud
actor, director

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur John Gielgud
Also Known As:
Sir John Gielgud
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Arthur (1981), Becket (1964).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tito Puente
musician, bandleader, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Anthony Puente Jr.
Nickname(s):
El Rey
The King of Mambo
The King of Latin Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Dance Mania.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry14 August 1990

Nancy Marchand
actor, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Lou Marchand
Nickname(s):
Nan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 1 day before her 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Sabrina (1995). TV series The Sopranos, Lou Grant, Another World.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Larry Kelley
football, suicide, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Morgan Kelley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Yale University as end. Team Boston Shamrocks. Suicide by gunshot after health problems.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tobin Rote
football

Real/Birth Name:
Tobin Cornelius Rote
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Rice Institute, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Toronto Argonauts, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Arnie Weinmeister
football

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold George Weinmeister
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams University of Washington, New York Yankees, New York Giants, BC Lions.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Walter Matthau
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Walter John Matthow
Also Known As:
Walter Matuschanskayasky (said to be a joke by himself!)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Carol Grace, until he died.
Older than Carol Grace by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Hello, Dolly!, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Charade, Out to Sea, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, Dennis the Menace, The Fortune Cookie, Cactus Flower, The Odd Couple II.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry9 March 1982

Slim Clark
singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond LeRoy Clark
Also Known As:
Yodelin' Slim Clark
Yodeling Slim Clark
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Western musician known for his yodeling.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Meredith MacRae
actor, singer, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Meredith MacRae
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Beach Party, Bikini Beach. TV series My Three Sons, Petticoat Junction.

Ab Box
football, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Albert George Box
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, quarterback and punter. Teams Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers, Toronto Argonauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alec Guinness
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alec Guinness de Cuffe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Obi-Wan Kenobe in movie Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Movies Doctor Zhivago, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Man in the White Suit.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Mary Anne Trump
relative

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Anne MacLeod
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
mother of
grandmother of
mother of
great grandmother of
grandmother of
wife of
Fred Trump, until his earlier death.
Younger than Fred Trump by 6 years.
mother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
mother of
mother of
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Philanthropist. Immigrated to the US 1930, married 1946, became a naturalized citizen 1942.

Herb Thomas
auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Watson Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of NASCAR's most successful drivers in the 1950s.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charles Jordan
relative

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Jordan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
56 or 57
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Real father of Wynonna Judd. Died age 56 in Kentucky.

Joan Marsh
actor, dancer, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Ann Rosher
Also Known As:
Dorothy D. Rosher
Dorothy Rosher
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Charles Belden by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movie Little Lord Fauntleroy, King of Jazz, Daddy-Long-Legs. Also silent films.

Loretta Young
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Gretchen Michaela Young
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-sister of
Older than Georgiana Young by 10 years.
annulled ex-wife of
Younger than Grant Withers by 7 years.
mother of
younger sister of
Younger than Polly Ann Young by 4 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Sally Blane by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1929). TV show The New Loretta Young Show. Movie The Farmer's Daughter. Married Grant Withers at age 17; marriage was annulled.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6135 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 121 S. Palm Canyon Drive19 May 2011

Allen Woody
musician, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Allen Woody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Bassist for bands The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Nitzsche
composer, musician, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Alfred Nitzsche
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

separated husband of
Buffy Sainte-Marie, until he died.
Older than Buffy Sainte-Marie by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Song Up Where We Belong for movie An Officer and a Gentleman won an Oscar. Composed for many movies.

Bunny Austin
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Wilfred Austin
Also Known As:
Henry Austin
Nickname(s):
Bunny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The last English tennis player to reach finals at Wimbledon, in 1938, until Andy Murray in 2012. The first player to wear shorts at Wimbledon. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jean Speegle Howard
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Frances Speegle
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
mother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
wife of
Rance Howard, until she died.
Older than Rance Howard by 1 year.
grandmother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Apollo 13, Scrooged. TV series Roseanne, Fired Up, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Beah Richards
actor, writer, poet, activist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Beulah Elizabeth Richardson
Gender:
Female
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:

Pronounced first name Bee-ah. Academy award nomination for part in movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?. Won Emmy for part in TV series The Practice. TV show ER. Book A Black Woman Speaks and Other Poems. Broadway play The Amen Corner.

Paula Yates
tv, writer, overdose, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Paula Elizabeth Yates
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV shows The Tube, The Big Breakfast. Heroin overdose.

Gherman Titov
space

Real/Birth Name:
Gherman Stepanovich Titov
Also Known As:
Герман Степанович Титов
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut. Second person in space, 17 orbits.

Space Missions:

Vostok 2 (1961)
August 6-7. 17 orbits. First full day in space.

Jerry Claiborne
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry David Claiborne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, team University of Kentucky. Coach, teams Virginia Polytechnic Institute, University of Maryland.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Myles Ferguson
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Myles Steven Ferguson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
19
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Edgemont. Movie Snow Falling on Cedars. Died in a car accident.

Richard Farnsworth
stunts, actor, western, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Richard William Farnsworth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Spartacus, The Ten Commandments, The Grey Fox, Anne of Green Gables, Misery, The Straight Story. Suicide by gunshot.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry17 August 1992

David Dukes
actor

Real/Birth Name:
David Coleman Dukes
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:

Movies Gods and Monsters, And the Band Played On.

Gus Hall
politician

Real/Birth Name:
Arvo Kusta Halberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Leader and chairman of the Communist Party USA and four-time U.S. presidential candidate.

Jean Peters
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Jean Peters
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 2 days before her 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Howard Hughes by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Miss Ohio State. Movies Three Coins in the Fountain, A Man Called Peter, Broken Lance, Viva Zapata!, Niagara.

Leo Nomellini
football, wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Joseph Nomellini
Nickname(s):
The Lion
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive and defensive tackle. Grew up in Chicago. Teams University of Minnesota, San Francisco 49ers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gwen Verdon
actor, dancer, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Bob Fosse, until his earlier death.
Older than Bob Fosse by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Danced in Broadway musical Chicago in role as Roxie Hart. Choreographed by Bob Fosse.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Julie London
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Julie Peck
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 22 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Bobby Troup, until his earlier death.
Younger than Bobby Troup by 8 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Jack Webb by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie The Jungle Woman; TV show Emergency!.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Steve Allen
musician, singer, tv, composer, actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
husband of
Jayne Meadows, until he died.
Younger than Jayne Meadows by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Original host of TV show The Tonight Show. Movie Casino.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1537 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Ring Lardner Jr.
writer, criminal, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner Jr.
Also Known As:
Oliver Skene
Phillip Rush
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than David Lardner by 3 years.
husband of
Frances Chaney, until he died.
Younger than Frances Chaney by less than 1 year.
uncle of
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Jailed for contempt of Congress. Script for movie MASH and TV series M*A*S*H.

Frances Lee
actor, educator, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Merna Phyllis Tibbetts
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:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1927). Revue Ziegfeld Follies. Movies Stage Struck Susie, Divorce Made Easy, The Stronger Sex.

Jimmie Davis
governor, singer, gospel, country, composer

Real/Birth Name:
James Houston Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Two-term governor of Louisiana (1944-1948 and 1960-1964.) Songs You Are My Sunshine, Suppertime, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Someone to Care.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ingrid of Sweden
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta
Also Known As:
Crown Princess of Denmark
Queen Ingrid of Denmark
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
wife of
Frederick IX of Denmark, until his earlier death.
Younger than Frederick IX of Denmark by 11 years.
grandmother of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
grand niece of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
daughter of
second cousin once removed of
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second cousin of
mother of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great granddaughter of
second cousin twice removed of
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second cousin of
grand niece of
second cousin once removed of
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second cousin of
grand niece of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grand niece of
granddaughter of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
daughter of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grand niece of
first cousin once removed of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Swedish princess and the queen consort of King Frederik IX of Denmark.

DJ Screw
dj, rapper, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Earl Davis Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Houston. Died of a codeine drug overdose, in his studio. Known for slowing a recording, a process called "screwing".

Joe C.
rapper, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Calleja
Also Known As:
Joe C
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

3' 9" tall. Partner of Kid Rock. Album Devil Without a Cause. Died in his sleep at age 26.

Chip Banks (rapper)
rapper, murdered, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Lamar Mayfield
Also Known As:
Bankie
Chip Banks
Banky Banks
Bruce Mayfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
30 or 31

Brief Facts:

Group American Cream Team. Police said he was shot by Alfred Dancy, over a money dispute. Age 30, father of eight children. Movie Black and White.

Lou Groza
football

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Roy Groza
Nickname(s):
The Toe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Placekicker and defensive tackle. Team Cleveland Browns.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Hemingway
writer, military

Real/Birth Name:
John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway
Nickname(s):
Jack
Bumby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Byra Hemingway, until her earlier death.
Younger than Byra Hemingway by 1 year.
son of
half-brother of
Older than Gregory Hemingway by 8 years.
son of
father of
father of
father of
half-brother of
Older than Patrick Hemingway by 4 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

In World War II he was an OSS officer serving with the French resistance. He spent six months in a German prisoner of war camp. An avid fisherman, wrote books on fishing.

N. Richard Nash
writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Nathan Richard Nasbaum
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Janice Rule by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Playwright - wrote play The Rainmakers.

George Montgomery
actor, western, boxing, sculptor, stunts, director, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
George Montgomery Letz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Dinah Shore by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series Cimarron City. Movies Battle of the Bulge, Toughest Gun in Tombstone, The Riders of the Purple Sage, Coney Island.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive28 April 1995

Pops Staples
singer, R&B, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Roebuck Staples
Also Known As:
Roebuck "Pops" Staples
Nickname(s):
Pops
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 9 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Staple Singers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billy Barty
actor, activist, little person

Real/Birth Name:
William John Bertanzetti
(some say:) William Job Bertanzetti
Guillermo Giuseppe Bertanzetti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
3 feet 9 inches (114.3 cm)

Brief Facts:

Founded Little People of America. Movies Legend, Willow.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry1 July 1981

Victor Borge
musician, comedy, conductor, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Børge Rosenbaum
Nickname(s):
The Clown Prince of Denmark
The Unmelancholy Dane
The Great Dane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 11 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Danish musician and comedian, pianist. Became a US citizen 1948. Movie Higher and Higher.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Nick Massi
singer, musician, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Nicholas Macioci
Gender:
Male
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:

Vocalist and bass guitar for group The Four Seasons and was responsible for most of the vocal arrangements.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Four Seasons.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of group The Four Seasons.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Four Seasons.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Four Seasons.

Jason Robards
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jason Nelson Robards Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Lauren Bacall by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Oscar for movie All the President's Men. Movie Philadelphia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Leo Gordon
actor, western, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Vincent Gordon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hondo, Big Top Pee-wee.
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