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People Who Died in the Year 2000 (68 found): Names Only

Tom Fears

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. College Football Hall of Fame 1976. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970. St. Louis Rams Ring of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1989.

By Saam

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. Ford C Frick Award 1990. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1982. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 1993. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Will Jones

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

Frances Drake

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 Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jester Hairston

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 Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6161 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 12 February 1992.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hedy Lamarr

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. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6247 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

A.E. van Vogt

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. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1996. Books The World of Null-A, Slan

Don Budge

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. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1964. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1982. James E. Sullivan Award 1937.

Doris Kenner

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 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of The Shirelles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Shirelles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of The Shirelles.

Todd Karns

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

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

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. Chiefs Hall of Fame 2001. College Football Hall of Fame 2014. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2009. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1999. Dick Butkus Award 1988. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1995. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1993.

Jim Varney

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

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

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. United States Hockey Hall of Fame 1993. United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame 2007. Congressional Gold Medal 2000. William Randolph Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame. Will Eisner Hall of Fame 1997. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 28 June 1996.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tom Landry

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. Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 1993. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1993. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1990. Paul Brown Trophy 1987. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 1991. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1988. National High School Hall of Fame 1991. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1971. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1986.

Joe Wolfson

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

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

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:

Grand Ole Opry. 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. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Country Music Hall of Fame 1974. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1715 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tommy Collins

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. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.

Lee Petty

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. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1969. Talladega Walk of Fame 1999. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1994.

Claire Trevor

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 Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Larry Linville

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

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

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1995.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

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). French Legion of Honor. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1969. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6318 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6710 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6661 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Yevgeny Khrunov

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:

Astronaut. Missions: Soyuz 5/4. Hero of the Soviet Union.

John Gielgud

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). Theater Hall of Fame. London Avenue of Stars. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1982.

Tito Puente

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. Guitar Center RockWalk 2000. International Latin Music Hall of Fame 1990. National Medal of Arts 1997. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1995. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 August 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Larry Kelley

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:

Heisman Trophy 1936, team Yale University, as end. Team Boston Shamrocks. Suicide by gunshot after health problems. College Football Hall of Fame 1969.

Tobin Rote

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. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1974. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Arnie Weinmeister

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. Husky Fever Hall of Fame 1982. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Walter Matthau

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 Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 9 March 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Slim Clark

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. Cowboy Hall of Fame 2000. Maine Country Music Hall of Fame. Massachusetts Country Music Hall of Fame. Rhode Island Country Music Hall of Fame. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 2000.

Meredith MacRae

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

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. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1965.

Alec Guinness

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. London Avenue of Stars. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Herb Thomas

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:

International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965. Talladega Walk of Fame 2005. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1998.

Joan Marsh

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

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
sister of
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. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1982. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6135 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 121 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 19 May 2011.

Allen Woody

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. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Jack Nitzsche

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

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. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1997.

Jean Speegle Howard

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.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

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

Paula Yates

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

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, Vostok 2. 17 orbits.

Myles Ferguson

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

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. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2000. Hall of Great Western Performers 1997. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 August 1992.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

David Dukes

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

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

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

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. 49ers Hall of Fame 2009. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1985. College Football Hall of Fame 1977. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969.

Gwen Verdon

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. Theater Hall of Fame 1981. National Medal of Arts 1998.

Julie London

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! Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Steve Allen

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. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1986. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1537 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ring Lardner Jr.

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

Jimmie Davis

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. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Country Music Hall of Fame 1972. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame 1971. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Ingrid of Sweden

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 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
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
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second cousin twice removed of
mother of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
great granddaughter of
second cousin twice removed of
granddaughter of
second cousin twice removed of
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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 once removed of
second cousin of
grand niece of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grand niece of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
daughter of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
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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

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.

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.

Lou Groza

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. Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2008. NFL Player of the Year 1953. National High School Hall of Fame 2006.

Jack Hemingway

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

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

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. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1991. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 28 April 1995.

Billy Barty

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:

Brief Facts:

Height 3' 9". Founded Little People of America. Movies Legend, Willow Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 1 July 1981.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Victor Borge

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. Kennedy Center Honors 1999. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1990.

Nick Massi

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

Jason Robards

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:

Brief Facts:

Oscar for movie All the President's Men. Kennedy Center Honors 1999. Theater Hall of Fame 1979. National Medal of Arts 1997. Movie Philadelphia
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