People Who Died in the Year 2002:

(86 found)

Fred R. Taylor
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Rankin Taylor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman, baseball pro team Washington Senators. Basketball coach, team Ohio State University

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dave Thomas
business, activist, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Rex David Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of the Wendy's restaurant chain - named for his daughter. Spokesmodel for Wendy's on TV. Adopted, activist for adoption.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Carrie Hamilton
actor, singer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Carrie Louise Hamilton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Tokyo Pop, Cool World. TV series Fame. Playwright with her mother. Died of cancer and pneumonia.

Peggy Lee
singer, jazz, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Norma Delores Egstrom
Also Known As:
Miss Peggy Lee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6319 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Jack Shea
ice skating, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
John Amos Shea
Nickname(s):
The Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died of a car accident January 22, 2002 at the 2002 Olympics at Lake Placid. Olympic Gold Medal 1932 won twice for speed skating at Lake Placid games.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dick Lane
football

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lane
Also Known As:
Dick "Night Train" Lane
Nickname(s):
Night Train
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Dinah Washington by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Defensive back. Teams Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Irish McCalla
actor, model, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Nellie Elizabeth McCalla
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. A Vargas Girl model.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Princess Margaret
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Rose (House of Windsor)
Also Known As:
Countess of Snowdon
HRH Princess Margaret of York
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
ex-wife of
Younger than Antony Armstrong-Jones by less than 1 year.
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
great great granddaughter of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
mother of
niece of
daughter of
third cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
third cousin of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
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first cousin once removed of
aunt of
third cousin of
great granddaughter of
granddaughter of
daughter of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
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first cousin once removed of
aunt of
mother of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great great granddaughter of
third cousin of
granddaughter of
niece of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
aunt of
great great granddaughter of
first cousin twice removed of
aunt of
third cousin once removed of
aunt of
first cousin of
aunt of
niece of
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niece of
niece of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin of
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aunt of
first cousin of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
great niece of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
younger sister of
Younger than Queen Elizabeth II by 4 years.
third cousin of
great great granddaughter of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
aunt of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II

Waylon Jennings
singer, musician, composer, country, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Waylon Arnold Jennings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
husband of
Jessi Colter, until he died.
Older than Jessi Colter by 9 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys and the theme song for the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. Muppet movie Follow That Bird. Guitarist. Member of the Buddy Holly band - gave up his seat on the plane which crashed, to JP Richardson. Member of groups The Old Dogs, The Highwaymen. Movie Maverick

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lucille Lund
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Lucille Lund
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1934). Horror movie The Black Cat in 1934.

Chuck Jones
cartoonist, writer, director, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Martin Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Animated movie Gay Purr-ee and many shorts with his characters Pepe LePew, Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7011 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 10 January 1995

Spike Milligan
actor, comedy, radio, musician, jazz, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Terrence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Irish citizenship. Radio show The Goon Show. Book Puckoon. Honorary Knight (KBE.)

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harlan Howard
composer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Harlan Perry Howard
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:

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song I Fall to Pieces with Hank Cochran. Songs Heartaches by the Number, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Busted were written by him.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Samantha Lewes
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Jane Dillingham
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
ex-wife of
Older than Tom Hanks by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

First wife of Tom Hanks - divorced. Died of bone cancer.

Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.
tv, writer, producer, business

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr.
Also Known As:
Pat Weaver
Nickname(s):
Pat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Doodles Weaver by 2 years.
husband of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Creator of the NBC TV shows Today, The Tonight Show. President of NBC.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billy Wilder
director, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Wilder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Some Like It Hot, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, The Seven Year Itch, The Apartment, The Fortune Cookie, Stalag 17, Witness for the Prosecution. His mother, grandmother and stepfather died at Auschwitz concentration camp.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Diana Streisand Kind
famous

Real/Birth Name:
Diana Ida Rosen
Also Known As:
Diana Kind
Diana Ida Rosen Kind
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Emanuel Streisand, until his earlier death.
Younger than Emanuel Streisand by 0 or 1 years.
grandmother of
wife of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Mother of 2 famous daughters.

Dudley Moore
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dudley Stuart John Moore
Nickname(s):
Cuddly Dudley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 23 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
ex-husband of
Older than Tuesday Weld by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie 10

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 23 September 1987

Milton Berle
actor, female impersonator, comedy, tv, radio, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Mendel Berlinger
Nickname(s):
Uncle Miltie
Mr. Television
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, The Mark of Zorro

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon
Also Known As:
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Mother Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Duchess of York
Empress of India
Queen of Ireland
Nickname(s):
The Queen Mum
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great great grandmother of
grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
wife of
King George VI, until his earlier death.
Younger than King George VI by 4 years.
great grandmother of
grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
great grandmother of
great grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
grandmother of
great grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
mother of
mother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Enjoyed horse racing. Well liked by the British people.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Albert Medal 1974.

Layne Staley
musician, painter, metal, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Layne Thomas Staley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Alice in Chains. Albums Alice in Chains, Jar of Flies. Designed the "Sun" featured in the cover of album Dirt. Died of a drug overdose about April 5, 2002.

Judith Wood
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Johnson
Also Known As:
Helen Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movies It Pays to Advertise, Gold Diggers of Broadway, The Vice Squad (1931), Working Girls. Broadway play Dinner at Eight

Buck Baker
auto racing

Real/Birth Name:
Elzie Wiley Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Stock car racer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Byron White
football, lawyer, judge

Real/Birth Name:
Byron Raymond White
Also Known As:
Byron "Whizzer" White
Nickname(s):
Whizzer
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:

Halfback. Team Detroit Lions. Associate Justice in the Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert Urich
actor, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Michael Urich
Also Known As:
Bob Urich
Robert York
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Heather Menzies-Urich, until he died.
Older than Heather Menzies-Urich by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Vega$, Spenser: For Hire, S.W.A.T., Love Boat: The Next Wave

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 12 December 1995

Linda Lovelace
actor, accident, activist, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Linda Susan Boreman
Also Known As:
Linda Marchiano
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Adult" actress - fought against pornography later. Movie Deep Throat. Died of injuries in a car accident on April 3, almost 3 weeks after the accident.

Lisa Lopes
rapper, musician, accident, vehicle crash, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Lisa Nicole Lopes
Also Known As:
Left Eye Lisa Lopes
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Nickname(s):
Left Eye
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30, 32 days before her 31st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group TLC. Died in car accident in Honduras. Album Eye Legacy released posthumously.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of group TLC.

Otis Blackwell
musician, singer, composer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Blackwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Great Balls of Fire, Breathless, Don't Be Cruel, All Shook Up, Fever, Return to Sender, Handy Man

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Trubble Phunk
rapper, producer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Johnson
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Killed when a van he was riding in collided with a dump truck, in Atlanta.

Dan Devine
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel John Devine
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:

Coach, teams Arizona State University, University of Missouri, Green Bay Packers, University of Notre Dame

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mary Lanier
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Bernadette Anderson
Also Known As:
Bernadette Anderson
Mary Bernadette Ladner Garey
Mary Bernadette Ladner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

Lew Wasserman
business

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Robert Wasserman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Talent scout and manager. Subject of the film The Last Mogul

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 5 October 2007

Dee Dee Ramone
musician, overdose, punk, bassist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Glenn Colvin
Also Known As:
Dee Dee King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist with punk rock group Ramones. Song I Wanna be Sedated. Died of suspected drug overdose.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Willie Davenport
track

Real/Birth Name:
William D. Davenport
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long distance runner. The first African American to compete in the Winter Olympics for the USA. Olympic Gold Medal 1968.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Buck
baseball, radio, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Announced games for baseball team St. Louis Cardinals. Also football for CBS radio program Monday Night Football. Distinct gravelly voice.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6307 Delmar Boulevard

Ann Landers
writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Esther Pauline Friedman
Also Known As:
Eppie Lederer
Nickname(s):
Eppie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 12 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Advice columnist from Chicago - began in 1955, replacing original columnist who died. Column Dear Ann Landers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jay Berwanger
football

Real/Birth Name:
John Jacob Berwanger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Chicago as halfback. The Heisman award was then called by another name. The first player dafted in the first NFL draft. Turned down offers to play NFL.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Entwistle
musician, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
John Alec Entwistle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for band The Who

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Who.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group The Who.

Rosemary Clooney
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Rosemary Clooney
Nickname(s):
Rosie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
mother of
aunt of
ex-wife of
Younger than José Ferrer by 19 years.
mother of
older sister of
Older than Nick Clooney by 5 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical White Christmas. Songs Come on-a My House, Tenderly, Hey There. TV show The Rosemary Clooney Show

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6325 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Ted Williams
baseball, manager, military, aviator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Teddy Samuel Williams
Also Known As:
Theodore Samuel Williams
Nickname(s):
The Kid
The Splendid Splinter
Teddy Ballgame
The Thumper
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:

Named Teddy for president Teddy Roosevelt. Name changed to Theodore on birth certificate later. Book The Science of Hitting. Left field for team Boston Red Sox. Marine Corps pilot during World War II and the Korean War.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rod Steiger
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney Stephen Steiger
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Claire Bloom by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Doctor Zhivago, The Longest Day, In the Heat of the Night, On the Waterfront, The Illustrated Man, Oklahoma!

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 10 April 1997

Vladimir Vasyutin
space

Real/Birth Name:
Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Leo McKern
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald McKern
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:

Played title role of Rumpole in BBC TV series Rumpole of the Bailey. Movie A Man for All Seasons

Joe Allison
composer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Marion Allison
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:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song He'll Have to Go recorded by Jim Reeves

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chick Hearn
basketball, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Dayle Hearn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

For the basketball team Los Angeles Lakers radio play-by-play. Invented the term slam dunk.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio, ceremony date: 24 September 1986

Josh Ryan Evans
actor, soap, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Ryan Evans
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
20
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
3 feet 2 inches (96.52 cm)

Brief Facts:

Size due to a type of dwarfism. Died young due to complications related to a heart defect. TV series Passion. Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Enos Slaughter
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Nickname(s):
Country
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:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kyle Rote
football, coach, sports analyst, poet, composer, painter

Real/Birth Name:
William Kyle Rote
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, wide receiver. Teams Southern Methodist University, New York Giants

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Abu Nidal
terrorist

Real/Birth Name:
Sabri Khalil al-Banna
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The founder of group Fatah: The Revolutionary Council, a militant Palestinian splinter group more commonly known as the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO). Palestinian sources believed he was killed on the orders of Saddam Hussein, while Iraqi officials insisted he had committed suicide during an interrogation.

Jeff Corey
actor, director, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Jeff Corey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Little Big Man, True Grit, Conan the Destroyer, Petticoat Politics. Blacklisted after testimony before the HUAC and did not work in films or television for 12 years.

Hoyt Wilhelm
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
James Hoyt Wilhelm
Nickname(s):
Old Sarge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard (special), ceremony date: 20 June 2008 as a member of team Los Angeles Dodgers.

William Warfield
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Caesar Warfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Leontyne Price by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Bass-baritone, famed for role as Porgy in opera Porgy and Bess. Movie Show Boat as the tugboat captain, also song Ol' Man River

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lionel Hampton
musician, composer, jazz, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Leo Hampton
Nickname(s):
The Gates of Swing
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drums and vibraphone. Song Flying Home

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 14 June 1982

Abe Lemons
basketball, coach

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

Brief Facts:

Given initials-only name of "A.E.". Center/forward, college teams Hardin College, Oklahoma City. Coach, teams Oklahoma City University, Pan American University, University of Texas

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Leon Campbell
football

Real/Birth Name:
Leon L. Campbell
Also Known As:
Leon "Muscles" Campbell
Nickname(s):
Muscles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams University of Arkansas, Baltimore Colts, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Frankie Albert
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Cullen Albert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, left-handed. Teams Stanford University, Los Angeles Bulldogs, San Francisco 49ers, Calgary Stampeders. The first college T-formation quarterback in modern football history. In the Navy during World War II.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cyrinda Foxe
actor, writer, model

Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Hetzekian
Also Known As:
Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than David Johansen by 2 years.
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Steven Tyler by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

In the Andy Warhol movie Bad

Johnny Unitas
football

Real/Birth Name:
John Constantine Unitas
Nickname(s):
The Golden Arm
Johnny U
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, pro team Baltimore Colts. Record of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games (between 1956-1960.)

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kim Hunter
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Janet Cole
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role as Stella in movie A Streetcar Named Desire, Planet of the Apes in role of Zira

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1617 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1715 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Jim Barnes
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Velvet James Barnes
Nickname(s):
Bad News
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward/cemter. Teams New York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

LaWanda Page
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Alberta Peal
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 35 days before her 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Sanford and Son. Movies Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Zapped!, Meteor Man

Bob Hayes
track, football

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Hayes
Nickname(s):
Bullet Bob
Bullet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic runner. Wide receiver. Team Dallas Cowboys. The only man to win both Olympic gold and a Super Bowl ring.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Leon Hart
football

Real/Birth Name:
Leon Joseph Hart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Notre Dame as end. Team Detroit Lions

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mike Webster
football

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Lewis Webster
Nickname(s):
Iron Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams University of Wisconsin, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs. The first NFL player diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Featured in the film Concussion

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Patsy Mink
lawyer, US Representative, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Matsu Takemoto
Also Known As:
Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. US Representative from Hawaii 1965 to 1971 and later 1990 to 2002, her death. First woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected to Congress. Candidate for president in the 1972 election.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mickey Newbury
singer, country, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Sims Newbury Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Funny, Familiar, Forgotten Feelings, Sweet Memories

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bruce Paltrow
director, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Weigert Paltrow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
husband of
Blythe Danner, until he died.
Younger than Blythe Danner by less than 1 year.
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series St. Elsewhere

Money Ray
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Hoskins
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Group Cold Crush Brothers. Died of cancer.

Aileen Wuornos
criminal, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Aileen Carol Pittman
Also Known As:
Aileen Carol Wuornos
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie Monster. Her mother married at age 14. Adopted by her grandparents. Executed in Florida for murder of 6 men.

Ray Coniff
bandleader, composer, accident, conductor

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Raymond Coniff
Also Known As:
Engberg
Jay Raye
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 25 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Arranger for Mitch Miller. Group Ray Coniff Singers. Song Somewhere My Love based on the song Lara's Theme. Between 1957 and 1968, Conniff had 28 albums in the American Top 40. Died from a fall in his bathtub.

Bashful Brother Oswald
musician, country

Real/Birth Name:
Beecher Ray Kirby
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dobro player with the Roy Acuff band Smoky Mountain Boys

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Peggy Moran
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Jeanette Moran
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 1 day after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Henry Koster, until his earlier death.
Younger than Henry Koster by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Ninotchka, The Mummy's Hand, King of the Cowboys with Roy Rogers

Richard Harris
actor, producer, writer, director, singer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Richard St. John Harris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ann Turkel by 15 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Elizabeth Rees by 5 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Guns of Navarone, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Camelot, Unforgiven, Gladiator, Cry, the Beloved Country, Patriot Games, The Cassandra Crossing, Robin and Marian

Jam Master Jay
rapper, dj, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jason William Mizell
Also Known As:
Jazzy Jase
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Run-D.M.C.. Albums Raising Hell, Tougher Than Leather. Song It's like That

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of group Run-D.M.C..
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Run-D.M.C..

Jonathan Harris
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Charasuchin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 3 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Lost in Space in role of Dr. Zachary Smith. Voice actor in animated movies Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life

Eddie Bracken
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Vincent Bracken
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Vacation, Natonal Lampoon's Vacation, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Broadway plays Too Many Girls, Shinbone Alley, Hello, Dolly!, The Odd Couple, Sugar Babies

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

James Coburn
actor, writer, director, western, composer

Real/Birth Name:
James H. Coburn III
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:

Brief Facts:

Movies Maverick, Charade, In Like Flint, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7055 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 1 April 1994

Billie Bird
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Berniece Bird
Also Known As:
Billie Bird Sellen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dear John. Movies Sixteen Candles, Home Alone, Ernest Saves Christmas, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol. Lots of uncredited small roles.

Mr. Wrestling
wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
George Burrell Woodin
Also Known As:
Tim Woods
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro wrestler, promoter.

Roone Arledge
sports analyst, news, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Channel ABC Sports, Created TV show Monday Night Football. Winner of 37 Emmy Awards.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ruth Kobart
actor, soap, opera, singer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Maxine Finkelstein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Dirty Harry, Sister Act, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. TV series Bob, One Day at a Time. Broadway musical play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Nominated for a Tony Award.

Hank Luisetti
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo-Giuseppi Luisetti
Nickname(s):
Ange
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward, team Stanford University. Popularized the jump shot.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Strummer
singer, musician, actor, punk

Real/Birth Name:
John Graham Mellor
Nickname(s):
Woody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. British punk, political themes. Group The Clash, Movies Candy Mountain, Straight to Hell

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of group The Clash.

Susan Fleming
actor, painter, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Fleming
Also Known As:
Susan Fleming Marx
Nickname(s):
Girl with the Million Dollar Legs
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Harpo Marx, until his earlier death.
Younger than Harpo Marx by 19 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Million Dollar Legs, Gold Diggers of 1937. Revue Ziegfeld Follies

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 20 February 1998

Laci Peterson
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Laci Denise Rocha
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Scott Peterson, until she died.
Younger than Scott Peterson by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pregnant mother-to-be who disappeared and her body was later found washed ashore in San Francisco Bay. Husband was found guilty of the murder.

Mary Brian
actor, western, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Louise Byrdie Dantzler
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). Movies Peter Pan (1924), The Virginian (1929)

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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