People Who Died in the Year 2001:

(84 found)

DJ Threat
rapper, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Jason George Campbell
Nickname(s):
The Turntable Assassin
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Died in a motorcycle-car accident.

Ray Walston
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Herman Walston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Sting, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. TV series My Favorite Martian. Some say born in Laurel, Mississippi.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater8 December 1995

Marty Glickman
radio, sports analyst, track

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Irving Glickman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A member of the U.S. team at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany. Controversy over his removal fom the 400-meter relay event. The voice of the New York Knicks and New York Giants and New York Jets.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Nancy Parsons
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Anne Parsons
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 12 days before her 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Beulah Ballbricker in the movies Porky's, Porky's II: The Next Day, Porky's Revenge. Movie Steel Magnolias.

Virginia O'Brien
actor, singer, mayor

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Lee O'Brien
Nickname(s):
Miss Deadpan
Frozen Face
Miss Ice Glacier
Miss Red Hot Frozen Face
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Kirk Alyn by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Du Barry Was a Lady, Ship Ahoy. Mayor of Wrightwood, California.

Al Waxman
actor, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Samuel Waxman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Cagney & Lacey.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tommie Agee
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Tommie Lee Agee
Gender:
Male
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:

Center fielder. Teams Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dick Whittinghill
actor, radio, dj, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Noral Edwin Whittinghill
Gender:
Male
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:

Radio show Did You Whittinghill This Morning? on station KMPC. Film Jamboree.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio13 December 1978

Easy Pickens
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel T. Lindley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Slim Pickens by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie The Ballad of Cable Hogue.

Al McGuire
basketball, coach, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Emanuel McGuire
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:

Coach, team Marquette University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jean-Pierre Aumont
actor, Broadway, military

Real/Birth Name:
Jean-Pierre Philippe Aumont
Jean-Pierre Salomons
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Marisa Pavan, until he died.
Older than Marisa Pavan by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies A Tale of Two Cities (1989), John Paul Jones, Lili. Broadway plays Camino Real, My Name Is Aquilon.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gordon R. Dickson
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Rupert Dickson
Nickname(s):
Gordie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction and fantasy fiction writer. Famed for his Dorsai (Childe Cycle) and Dragon Knight novels. Winner of 3 Hugo Awards and 1 Nebula Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

J.J. Johnson
musician, jazz, composer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
James Louis Johnson
Also Known As:
J. J. Johnson
Jay Jay Johnson
Nickname(s):
Jay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trombonist. Scored TV series Starsky & Hutch, Mike Hammer, The Six Million Dollar Man. Suicide by gunshot.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
aviator, writer, poet

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Spencer Morrow
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first American woman to earn a first-class glider pilot's license in 1930. Book Gift from the Sea. Advocate peace with Hitler, causing controversy, before the war.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dale Evans
actor, singer, country, western, tv, religion, composer, writer, tv, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Octavia Smith
Also Known As:
Frances Fox
Marian Lee
Dale Evans Rogers
Nickname(s):
Queen of the West
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than R. Dale Butts by 2 years.
wife of
Roy Rogers, until his earlier death.
Younger than Roy Rogers by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

A birth certificate says she was born as Lucille Wood Smith, but her mother insisted she was named Frances Octavia Smith. Wrote song Happy Trails. Host of TV show A Date with Dale. In many films with husband Roy Rogers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6638 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1737 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive5 May 2001

Lewis Arquette
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Michael Arquette
Also Known As:
Mursalin Arquette
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie The China Syndrome, Out Cold.

Dale Earnhardt
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Dale Earnhardt
Also Known As:
Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Nickname(s):
Ironhead
Mr. Restrictor Plate
The Man in Black
The Intimidator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died in a race car wreck at Daytona.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eddie Mathews
baseball, coach, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Lee Mathews
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:

Third baseman. Teams Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mooseman
musician, murdered, bassist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Roberts III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist - group Body Count. Toured with Iggy Pop. Killed in a driveby shooting, not the target.

Morton Downey Jr.
actor, composer, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Sean Morton Downey Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie Predator 2. Host of TV show Morton Downey Jr. Show controversial talk show.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 101 S. Palm Canyon Drive10 October 1998

Ann Sothern
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harriette Arlene Lake
Also Known As:
Harriet Lake
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Robert Sterling by 7 or 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie A Letter to Three Wives. A series of movies on a character "Maisie".

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1612 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1634 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

John Phillips
singer, composer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
John Edmund Andrew Phillips
Nickname(s):
Papa John
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
ex-husband of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Michelle Phillips by 8 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Suzy Phillips-January by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Groups The Mamas & The Papas, The Journeymen. Songs California Dreamin', Monday, Monday, Dedicated to the One I Love.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 136 N. Palm Canyon Drive15 November 1996

William Hanna
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
William Denby Hanna
Also Known As:
Bill Hanna
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Hanna-Barberra. Famous cartoons Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The Jetsons and many more.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jennifer Syme
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Maria Syme
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Lost Highway in role of Junkie Girl. Died in a car crash.

Brother Theodore
actor, comedy, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Gottlieb
Also Known As:
Theodore Gottlieb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The 'Burbs, The Hobbit (1977).

Willie Stargell
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Wilver Dornel Stargell
Also Known As:
Wilver Stargell
Nickname(s):
Pops
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harold Abeles
lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Harold A. Abeles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Entertainment attorney.

Joey Ramone
singer, punk

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffry Ross Hyman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49, 34 days before his 50th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Ramones. Song I Wanna be Sedated. Died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of group Ramones.

David M. Walker
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
David Mathieson Walker
Nickname(s):
Dave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 27 days before his 57th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut. Died from cancer.

Space Missions:

STS-30
Shuttle Atlantis, launched May 04, 1989

Duration: 4d 0h.
STS-51-A
Shuttle Discovery, launched November 08, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-53
Shuttle Discovery, launched December 02, 1992

Duration: 7d 7h.
STS-69
Shuttle Endeavour, launched September 07, 1995

Duration: 10d 20h.

Chandra Levy
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Chandra Ann Levy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24, 17 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Disappeared when she went for a walk in a park. Media and others cast suspicion on Gary Condit - apparently unfounded. 2009 a prisoner was implicated.

Happy Hairston
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Hairston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 30 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball teams Los Angeles Lakers, Cincinnati Royals as a forward.

Smokey Yunick
auto racing, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Smokey Yunick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 16 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Auto mechanic involved in auto racing. A pilot during World War II.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Douglas Adams
writer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Noel Adams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote sci-fi book(s) and TV series The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Perry Como
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Pierino Roland Como
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 6 days before his 89th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes, Round and Round, Catch a Falling Star, Magic Moments.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6376 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6376 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jason Miller
actor, writer, director, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
John Anthony Miller Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Linda Miller by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Sue Bernard by 8 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Exorcist. Won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for his 1973 Broadway play That Championship Season.

Ralph H. Miller
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph H. Miller
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:

Brief Facts:

At team University of Kansas won 3 letters in both football and basketball. Coach teams University of Wichita, University of Iowa, Oregon State University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Patricia Hilliard Robertson
accident, doctor, air crash, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Consolatrix Hilliard
Also Known As:
Patricia Consolatrix Hilliard Robertson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Medical doctor, astronaut. Died of injuries from a private plane crash.

Anne Haney
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Ryan Thomas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Osterman Weekend, Mrs. Doubtfire, role as the social worker. TV series L.A. Law.

Rockets Redglare
actor, comedy, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Morra
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Desparately Seeking Susan, Big, Talk Radio, Dreamland. Usually small roles. Bodyguard for the band Sex Pistols. Comedy routine with Steve Buscemi.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Sex Pistols.

Arlene Francis
tv, actor, Broadway, radio, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Arline Francis Kazanjian
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Murders in the Rue Morgue. Host of TV show The Arlene Francis Show. Game TV shows participant including What's My Line?.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6432 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1734 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Hank Ketcham
cartoonist

Real/Birth Name:
Henry King Ketcham
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cartoon Dennis the Menace. Movie Dennis the Menace.

Anthony Quinn
actor, producer, director, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Rudolph Oaxaca Quinn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Revenge, Zorba the Greek, Hercules and the Amazon Women, The Guns of Navarone, Lawrence of Arabia. Son of an Irish father and Mexican mother.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

John Hartford
composer, singer, musician, radio, dj, comedy, country, bluegrass, folk, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
John Cowan Harford
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:

Banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin. A 't' was added to his name when suggested by Chet Atkins. Song Gentle on My Mind for Glen Campbell. TV show Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Comedy songs. A riverboat pilot.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6638 Delmar Boulevard

Imogene Coca
actor, dancer, comedy, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Emogeane Coca
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Your Show of Shows. Broadway play On the Twentieth Century. Broadway musical revue New Faces of 1936. Movies Under the Yum Yum Tree, Rabbit Test, Vacation.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6256 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

John McKay
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
John Harvey McKay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 25 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Head coach, teams University of Southern California, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Timothy McVeigh
terrorist, military, executed

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy James McVeigh
Nickname(s):
Tim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Executed by lethal injection for bombing the Federal building in Oklahoma City. Decorated serviceman in the Gulf War.

Carroll O'Connor
actor, director, writer, producer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
John Carroll O'Connor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series All in the Family, Archie Bunker's Place in role of Archie Bunker. TV series In the Heat of the Night. Movie Return to Me.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry17 March 2000

John Lee Hooker
singer, musician, blues, composer

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Hooker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth year may be 1912. Songs Boogie Chillen', Crawling King Snake, Dimples, Boom Boom, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, I’m in the Mood.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry11 September 1997

Corinne Calvet
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Corinne Dibos
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Her father invented Pyrex. Movies Peking Express, The Far Country.

Jack Lemmon
actor, producer, director, composer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
John Uhler Lemmon III
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Felicia Farr, until he died.
Older than Felicia Farr by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Out to Sea, The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, The China Syndrome, Days of Wine and Roses, Irma la Douce, The Fortune Cookie, Good Neighbor Sam, Save the Tiger, Bell, Book and Candle, Mister Roberts. TV series The Odd Couple.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Chet Atkins
musician, country, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Burton Atkins
Also Known As:
Mister Guitar
The Country Gentleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Highly respected guitarist and producer. Album The Essential Chet Atkins. Song Jam Man.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ernie K-Doe
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Kador Jr.
Nickname(s):
Emperor K-Doe
the Emperor of the Universe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

New Orleans R&B singer. Song Mother-In-Law.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

E-Moneybags
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Smith
Also Known As:
E-Money Bags
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot while sitting in his Lincoln Navigator. Recorded with other rappers: N.O.R.E. (formerly Noreaga) and Prodigy.

Katharine Graham
publisher, accident, business, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Katharine Meyer
Also Known As:
Katharine Meyer Graham
Nickname(s):
Kay
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Publisher and owner of the Washington Post. Won Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Died from injuries when she fell while on a trip to Sun Valley Idaho.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eudora Welty
writer, photographer

Real/Birth Name:
Eudora Alice Welty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel The Optimist's Daughter. Short stories also.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lorenzo Music
actor, writer, producer, kids

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald David Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of Garfield the cat, in cartoons.

Billy Byrd
musician, country, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
William Lewis Byrd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel guitar. Session musician. Many years with Ernest Tubb in his band The Texas Troubadours.

Maureen Reagan
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Maureen Elizabeth Reagan
Nickname(s):
Mermie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

daughter of
by adoption sister of
Older than Michael Reagan by 4 years.
half-sister of
Older than Patti Davis by 11 years.
half-sister of
Older than Ron Reagan by 17 years.
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Specialists.

Lou Boudreau
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Boudreau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams University of Illinois, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox. Manager, teams Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Athletics, Chicago Cubs.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Flip Phillips
jazz, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Edward Filipelli
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:

Tenor saxophone and clarinet.

Jane Greer
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Bette Jane Greer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 16 days before her 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Rudy Vallee by 23 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Out of the Past. TV show Twin Peaks.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Aaliyah
singer, actor, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album I Care 4 You. Died in an airplane crash.

Julie Bishop
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jacqueline Brown
Also Known As:
Jacqueline Wells
Diane Duval.
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1934) as Jacqueline Wells. Movies Any Old Port!, Sands of Iwo Jima, Rhapsody in Blue, The High and the Mighty.

Cougnut
rapper, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Fields
Also Known As:
Cougar Rebel
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:

Died in a car accident.

Berry Berenson
photographer, actor, murdered, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Berinthia Berenson
Also Known As:
Berinthia Perkins
Berry Berenson Perkins
Nickname(s):
Berry
Gender:
Female
Death Date:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Cat People. Died when the Flight 11 plane crashed into the World Trade Center - she was a passenger.

Dorothy McGuire
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Hackett McGuire
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Old Yeller, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Three Coins in the Fountain.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Tank Younger
football, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Lawrence Younger
Also Known As:
Paul "Tank" Younger
Nickname(s):
Tank
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:

Fullback and linebacker. Teams Grambling State University, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers. Assistant general manager with team San Diego Chargers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Abe Mickal
football, doctor

Real/Birth Name:
Abe Mickal
Nickname(s):
Miracle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Louisiana State University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Isaac Stern
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Stern
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famous violinist. Moved to USA at age 14 months.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6540 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Lani O'Grady
actor, soap, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Lanita Rose Agrati
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 7 days before her 47th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Don Grady by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Eight Is Enough, Days of Our Lives. Movie Massacre at Central High. Died of a drug overdose.

Gloria Foster
actor, Broadway

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

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Clarence Williams III by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series The Mod Squad. Movies The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded in role of The Oracle. Broadway play Having Our Say.

Gregory Hemingway
doctor, writer, accused, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Hancock Hemingway
Also Known As:
Gloria Hemingway
Gregory H. Hemingway
Nickname(s):
Gig
Gigi
Vanessa
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was son of
became daughter of
was half-brother of
Younger than Jack Hemingway by 8 years.
became half-sister of
Younger than Jack Hemingway by 8 years.
was uncle of
became aunt of
was uncle of
became aunt of
was uncle of
became aunt of
was brother of
Younger than Patrick Hemingway by 3 years.
became sister of
Younger than Patrick Hemingway by 3 years.
was son of
became daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Had electric shock therapy. Married 4 times. Had sex change surgery. Died in jail after arrest for indecent exposure.

Dagmar
actor, comedy, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Ruth Egnor
Also Known As:
Jenny Lewis
Jeanne Lewis
Nickname(s):
Ruthie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1950s TV show Broadway Open House. Busty comedienne who played a "dumb blonde".

Jay Livingston
composer

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Harold Levison
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Shirley Mitchell, until he died.
Older than Shirley Mitchell by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Mona Lisa, Buttons and Bows, Silver Bells, Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). Duo Livingston & Evans.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry12 January 1995 as a member of group Livingston & Evans.

Billy Vessels
football

Real/Birth Name:
Billy Vessels
Nickname(s):
Curly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Oklahoma as halfback. Team Baltimore Colts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Mitchum
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
John Newman Mitchum
Also Known As:
Jack Mitchum
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Robert Mitchum by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Dirty Harry, High Plains Drifter, Magnum Force, The Enforcer.

Mary Kay Ash
style, business

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Kathlyn Wagner
Also Known As:
Mary Kay
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of Mary Kay cosmetics line. Gave pink Cadillacs to top sales people.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Harrison
singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
George Harold Harrison
Also Known As:
Nelson Wilbury
Spike Wilbury
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Pattie Boyd by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Member of the rock group The Beatles. Fascinated with Eastern religions. Stabbed by an attacker. Died of cancer. See also Tony Sheridan. Group The Traveling Wilburys.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Traveling Wilburys.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry14 April 2009
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Beatles.

Doc Ball
surfing, dentist, writer, photographer

Real/Birth Name:
John Heath Ball
Nickname(s):
Doc
Jack
Father of Surf Photography
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed surfer. Known for photography of surfing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charles McClendon
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Youmans McClendon
Nickname(s):
Cholly Mac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach of team at Louisiana State University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Young (football Exec)
football, coach, manager

Real/Birth Name:
George Bernard Young
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:

Assistant coach, team Baltimore Colts. General manager team New York Giants.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dick Schaap
sports analyst, writer, news

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Jay Schaap
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sports news on NBC, ABC and ESPN.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Nigel Hawthorne
actor, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Nigel Barnard Hawthorne
Gender:
Male
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:

Knighted 1999. Movies Amistad, Firefox.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hovie Lister
singer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Hovie Franklin Lister
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:

Southern gospel. Founder of the group The Statesmen Quartet singing tenor.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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