People Who Died in the Year 2003:

(116 found)

Bud Metheny
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Beauregard Metheny
Also Known As:
Arthur Beauregard "Bud" Metheny
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:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder, team New York Yankees. Coach, team Old Dominion University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rushton Skakel
relative

Real/Birth Name:
Rushton Walter Skakel
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:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

His son was convicted of murder.

Sydney Omarr
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Kimmelman
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:

Astrologer.

Sid Gillman
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Gillman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Position end for teams Ohio State University, Cleveland Rams. Coach for teams Miami University, University of Cincinnati, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Houston Oilers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Maurice Gibb
singer, musician, composer, actor, writer, producer, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Ernest Gibb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Andy Gibb by 8 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Barry Gibb by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Lulu by 1 year.
twin brother of
The same age as Robin Gibb.

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced like "Morris." Member of group The Bee Gees. Bassist. CBE awarded 2001. Song Stayin' Alive. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

ARIA Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of group The Bee Gees.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of group The Bee Gees.
London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a member of group The Bee Gees.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of group The Bee Gees.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Bee Gees.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Bee Gees.

Richard Crenna
actor, director, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Donald Crenna
Also Known As:
Dick Crenna
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Sabrina (1995), Leviathan, Wait Until Dark, First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III. TV series Judging Amy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry23 May 1988

Bill Mauldin
cartoonist, actor

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

Brief Facts:

Two time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Movie The Red Badge of Courage.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6271 Delmar Boulevard

Nell Carter
actor, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Nell Ruth Hardy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin'. TV series Gimme a Break!, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sabotage
rapper, murdered, composer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mauro Mateus dos Santos
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian. Shot four times in the head and chest.

Mary Ellis
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Elsas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
105
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Performed in London stage musicals, often with Ivor Novello.

David M. Brown
space, accident, Columbia

Real/Birth Name:
David McDowell Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in Columbia shuttle disaster, his first astronaut mission.

Space Missions:

STS-107 - Died on reentry
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 16, 2003

Duration: 15d 22h. Destroyed February 1, 2003 on re-entry, killing all seven astronauts. The cause was a breach on the left wing at take-off.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ilan Ramon
space, military, Columbia

Real/Birth Name:
Ilan Wolferman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed his last name from Wolferman when he joined the Israeli Air Force. Died in the Columbia shuttle disaster.

Space Missions:

STS-107 - Died on reentry
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 16, 2003

Duration: 15d 22h. Destroyed February 1, 2003 on re-entry, killing all seven astronauts. The cause was a breach on the left wing at take-off.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kalpana Chawla
engineer, space, accident, Columbia

Real/Birth Name:
Kalpana C. Chawla
Nickname(s):
KC
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Died in the Columbia shuttle disaster.

Space Missions:

STS-107 - Died on reentry
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 16, 2003

Duration: 15d 22h. Destroyed February 1, 2003 on re-entry, killing all seven astronauts. The cause was a breach on the left wing at take-off.
STS-87
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 19, 1997

Duration: 15d 16h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Laurel Clark
doctor, space, accident, Columbia

Real/Birth Name:
Laurel Blair Salton
Also Known As:
Laurel Blair Salton Clark
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle mission specialist. Died in Columbia shuttle disaster.

Space Missions:

STS-107 - Died on reentry
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 16, 2003

Duration: 15d 22h. Destroyed February 1, 2003 on re-entry, killing all seven astronauts. The cause was a breach on the left wing at take-off.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Michael P. Anderson
space, accident, Columbia

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Phillip Anderson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Endeavour, 1998, the eighth Shuttle-Mir docking mission. Died in the Columbia shuttle disaster on re-entry.

Space Missions:

STS-107 - Died on reentry
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 16, 2003

Duration: 15d 22h. Destroyed February 1, 2003 on re-entry, killing all seven astronauts. The cause was a breach on the left wing at take-off.
STS-89
Shuttle Endeavour, launched January 22, 1998

Duration: 8d 19h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rick Husband
space, accident, Columbia

Real/Birth Name:
Rick Douglas Husband
Also Known As:
Rick D. Husband
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in Columbia shuttle disaster.

Space Missions:

STS-107 - Died on reentry
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 16, 2003

Duration: 15d 22h. Destroyed February 1, 2003 on re-entry, killing all seven astronauts. The cause was a breach on the left wing at take-off.
STS-96 (1999)
Shuttle Discovery, launched May 27, 1999

Duration: 9d 19h. The first shuttle flight to dock with the ISS. Discovery shuttle

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William C. McCool
aviator, space, accident, Columbia

Real/Birth Name:
William Cameron McCool
Also Known As:
Willie McCool
Nickname(s):
Willie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. Died in Columbia shuttle disaster, he was the pilot.

Space Missions:

STS-107 - Died on reentry
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 16, 2003

Duration: 15d 22h. Destroyed February 1, 2003 on re-entry, killing all seven astronauts. The cause was a breach on the left wing at take-off.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Houston
relative

Real/Birth Name:
John Russell Houston Jr.
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:

grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Cissy Houston by 13 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Newark City administrator and entertainment executive.

Lana Clarkson
actor, model, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Lana Jean Clarkson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back, Deathstalker, Amazon Women on the Moon. Murdered by Phil Spector.

Jerome Hines
singer, opera, composer, mathematician

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Albert Link Heinz
Also Known As:
Jerome A. Hines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Brief Facts:

Bass. Role of Sarastro in opera The Magic Flute. Role of Mephistopheles in opera Faust. Changed name to Hines at the suggestion of Sol Hurok to avoid anti-German sentiment during World War 2. Published 5 articles in magazine Mathematics Magazine.

Kid Gavilán
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Gerardo González
Also Known As:
Kid Gavilan
Nickname(s):
Cuban Hawk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Welterweight. Cuban, invented the "bolo" punch.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnny Longden
horse racing

Real/Birth Name:
John Eric Longden
Nickname(s):
The Pumper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jockey.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnny Paycheck
singer, country, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Lytle
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:

Brief Facts:

Song Take This Job and Shove It. Group The Cherokee Cowboys. In prison 22 months for shooting a man, pardoned by the governor.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Fred Rogers
kids, actor, singer, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Fred McFeely Rogers
Also Known As:
Mister Rogers
Mr. Rogers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 21 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

An ordained minister. Host of the children's TV show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Known for soft voice, song at the beginning and end, and his sweater which was hung in the closet.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Hank Ballard
singer, blues, R&B, composer

Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Kendricks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Group Hank Ballard & The Midnighters. Wrote songs The Twist, Work with Me, Annie. Invented the Twist dance.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Adam Faith
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Terence Nelhams-Wright
Also Known As:
Terry Nelhams
Terence "Terry" Nelhams-Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

He was unaware his surname was Nelhams-Wright until he applied for a passport and obtained his birth certificate. He was known as Terry Nelhams. TV series Drumbeat. Movie Foxes. Songs What Do You Want?, Poor Me, Someone Else's Baby, Don't That Beat All. Also a financial journalist.

Karen Morley
actor, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Karen Morley
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:

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

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movies M, The Last Train from Madrid. Testified before HUAC - refused to say anything about Communist activities.

Lynne Thigpen
actor, Broadway, Tony Award, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Cherlynne Theresa Thigpen
Also Known As:
Lynn Richmond
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Plays Fences, An American Daughter. TV series The District, All My Children. Movie Anger Management.

Michael Jeter
actor, Broadway, Tony Award, director, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jeter
Also Known As:
Mike Jeter
Michael Jeeter
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:

Movies The Polar Express, The Gift, Air Bud, Open Range, The Green Mile, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Patch Adams, Waterworld, Jurassic Park III. TV series Evening Shade. Tony Award in 1990 for Broadway play Grand Hotel.

George Connor
football

Real/Birth Name:
George Leo Connor
Nickname(s):
Moose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle on offense, and on defense was recognized as one of the first linebackers. Teams College of the Holy Cross, University of Notre Dame, Chicago Bears.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bing Russell
actor, baseball, western, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 27 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Owner of Class A team Portland Mavericks. TV show Bonanza in role of the sheriff. Movies The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Magnificent Seven.

Nina Simone
singer, jazz, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Kathleen Waymon
Also Known As:
Dr. Nina Simone
Nickname(s):
The High Priestess of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Unusually low vocal range. Civil rights activist. Songs My Baby Just Cares for Me, I Put a Spell on You, Four Women, I Loves You Porgy, Feeling Good, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Sinnerman, To Be Young, Gifted and Black, Ain't Got No/I Got Life, I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Felice Bryant
lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Boudleaux Bryant, until his earlier death.
Younger than Boudleaux Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote over 800 songs including Rocky Top, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love with husband Boudleaux Bryant - many for the Everly Brothers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert Stack
actor, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Langford Modini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Unsolved Mysteries.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 445 N. Palm Canyon Drive6 December 1996

Wendy Hiller
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Wendy Margaret Hiller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Man for All Seasons, Murder on the Orient Express, The Elephant Man, Sons and Lovers, Sepsrate Tables. Awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1971 for services to drama. Awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1975.

June Carter Cash
singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Valerie June Carter
Also Known As:
June Carter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Anita Carter by 3 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Carl Smith by 2 years.
mother of
younger sister of
Younger than Helen Carter by 1 year.
wife of
Johnny Cash, until she died.
Older than Johnny Cash by 2 years.
daughter of
step-mother of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

In group Carter Family. Cowrote song Ring of Fire. Movie for television Stagecoach.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Camoflauge
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jason Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Brief Facts:

From Savannah, Georgia. Songs Cut Friends, Laying My Stunt Down. Shot in front of Pure Pain Records at age 21.

Rachel Kempson
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Rachel Kempson
Also Known As:
Lady Redgrave
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 4 days before her 93rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
mother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
mother of
wife of
Michael Redgrave, until his earlier death.
Younger than Michael Redgrave by 2 years.
grandmother of
grandmother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Déjà Vu, Uncle Vanya, Tom Jones, Georgy Girl, Jane Eyre. Stage: Royal Shakespeare Company, Old Vic, Stratford, English Stage Company.

Martha Scott
soap, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Martha Ellen Scott
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Mel Powell, until his earlier death.
Older than Mel Powell by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Ben-Hur, Our Town, The Ten Commandments. TV series Dallas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater23 April 1993

Oleg Makarov
space

Real/Birth Name:
Oleg Grigoriyevich Makarov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Mickie Most
singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Peter Hayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 21 days before his 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Record producer. RAK records in UK.

Dick Cusack
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard John Cusack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Return to Me, The Fugitive, The Jack Bull.

David Brinkley
news, tv, writer

Real/Birth Name:
David McClure Brinkley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 29 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-anchor, TV show The Huntley-Brinkley Report.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gregory Peck
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Eldred Gregory Peck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2¾ inches (187.96 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movie To Kill a Mockingbird in role of Atticus Finch. Movies Moby Dick, Only the Valiant, The Omen, The Boys from Brazil, The Keys of the Kingdom, The Yearling, Gentleman's Agreement, Twelve O'Clock High, On the Beach, The Guns of Navarone, Mackenna's Gold, David and Bathsheba, MacArthur, Cape Fear (1962), Cape Fear (1991).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Hume Cronyn
actor, producer, writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Hume Blake Cronyn Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 33 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jessica Tandy, until her earlier death.
Younger than Jessica Tandy by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Cocoon, Cocoon: The Return, *batteries not included, The World According to Garp. Broadway play A Delicate Balance.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Larry Doby
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Eugene Doby
Gender:
Male
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:

The second player to integrate Major League Baseball at Cleveland. Teams Newark Eagles, San Juan Senators, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Chunichi Dragons.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Axelrod
writer, producer, director, radio, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
George Axelrod
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Manchurian Candidate, The Seven Year Itch, How to Murder Your Wife, The Fourth Protocol. Play Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?. Radio show The Shadow.

Barbara Weeks
actor, western, model

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Kingsley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 10 days before her 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). In cliffhanger serials and B-movie films and B-Westerns, like The Old Wyoming Trail.

Strom Thurmond
politician, Senator, governor

Real/Birth Name:
James Strom Thurmond
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Partie: Democratic, Dixiecrat, Republican. Senator from South Carolina November 7, 1956 – January 3, 2003. Governor of South Carolina. Candidate for president for the Dixiecrat Party in 1948. Strong segregationist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Katharine Hepburn
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Katharine Houghton Hepburn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies On Golden Pond, The African Queen, The Lion in Winter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6284 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Buddy Hackett
actor, singer, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Hacker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical The Music Man.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater20 June 1988
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 266 S. Palm Canyon Drive8 December 2000

Herbie Mann
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Jay Solomon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20

Brief Facts:

Jazz flutist.

Barry White
singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Eugene White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Love's Theme, You're the First, the Last, My Everything, Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe, Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, What Am I Gonna Do with You, Let the Music Play, It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me, Your Sweetness Is My Weakness.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry12 September 2013

Buddy Ebsen
actor, writer, painter, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Rudolf Ebsen Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones. Was scheduled to be the Tinman in the movie The Wizard of Oz but was allergic to the paint.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1765 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6303 Delmar Boulevard

Skip Battin
musician, composer, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Battin
Nickname(s):
Skip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist. Member of The Byrds, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Skip & Flip. Recorded songs Cherry Pie, Alley Oop.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of group The Byrds.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group The Byrds.

Benny Carter
musician, jazz, composer, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Bennett Lester Carter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95, 27 days before his 96th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry9 February 1995

Compay Segundo
singer, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Maximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Song Chan Chan.

Tex Schramm
football, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Texas Earnest Schramm Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President and general manager of team Dallas Cowboys.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Carol Grace
actor, writer, Broadway, socialite

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Doree
Also Known As:
Carol Marcus
Carol Matthau
Carol Marcus Saroyan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Walter Matthau, until his earlier death.
Younger than Walter Matthau by 3 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than William Saroyan by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Took the name (Marcus) of her step-father at age 8. Broadway play Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter. Movie Mikey and Nicky. Books Among the Porcupines, The Secret in the Daisy.

John Schlesinger
director, actor

Real/Birth Name:
John Richard Schlesinger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Appointed CBE. Movies Midnight Cowboy, Darling, Sunday Bloody Sunday.

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive10 January 2003

Bob Hope
actor, singer, comedy, dancer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Townes Hope
Also Known As:
Lester Hope
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dolores Hope, until he died.
Older than Dolores Hope by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Signature song Thanks for the Memory. Movies The Great Lover, Call Me Bwana, The Seven Little Foys, Son of Paleface, The Lemon Drop Kid, Fancy Pants, Sorrowful Jones, Road to Bali, Road to Rio, Road to Hong Kong. Broadway revue Ziegfeld Follies of 1936.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6758 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive15 November 1992

Sam Phillips
producer, business, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cornelius Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Produced early rock and roll records. Owned hotels and radio stations.

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Marie Trintignant
actor, writer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Joséphine Innocente Trintignant
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Wings of Fame (1990), Promenons-nous dans les bois (Deep in the Woods.) Died from injuries inflicted by boyfriend in Lithuania.

Gregory Hines
actor, dancer, choreographer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Wayne Hines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tap dancer. Movies The Cotton Club, White Nights, Running Scared, Tap, Waiting to Exhale. TV series The Gregory Hines Show. Tony Award for Broadway revue Jelly's Last Jam.

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Herb Brooks
hockey, coach, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Paul Brooks Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached the United States' men's hockey team to a 4-3 upset of the Soviet Union team in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The game was later called "Miracle on Ice".

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Margaret Raia
actor, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Raia
Also Known As:
Margie Raia
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
74 or 75
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Munchkins in the movie The Wizard of Oz.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry as a member of group The Munchkins.

Jinx Falkenburg
actor, model, tennis, radio, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Eugenia Lincoln Falkenburg
Also Known As:
Jinx Falkenburg McCrary
Jinx McCrary
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Moviec Meet Me on Broadway (1946), Cover Girl.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Charles Bronson
actor, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Buchinsky
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jill Ireland, until her earlier death.
Older than Jill Ireland by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Death Wish, The Mechanic, The Great Escape.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry10 December 1980

Paul Hill
criminal, terrorist, religion, executed

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Jennings Hill
Also Known As:
Rev. Paul J. Hill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Executed by lethal injection for killing an abortion doctor. A former Presbyterian minister.

Gisele MacKenzie
singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Marguerite Louise Gisele LaFleche
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Star on TV show Your Hit Parade.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Edward Teller
scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Teller Ede
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The Manhattan Project. Developer of the hydrogen bomb.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Larry Hovis
actor, singer, comedy, writer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Hovis
Gender:
Male
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:

TV series Hogan's Heroes, Gomer Pyle, USMC.

John Ritter
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Johnathon Southworth Ritter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 6 days before his 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Amy Yasbeck, until he died.
Older than Amy Yasbeck by 13 years.
son of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Nancy Morgan by less than 1 year.
father of
son of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Three's Company, 8 Simple Rules, The Waltons. Movies Panic, Problem Child, Problem Child 2, Sling Blade.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry28 September 1983

Johnny Cash
singer, country, actor, tv, composer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
J.R. Cash
Also Known As:
John R. Cash
Nickname(s):
The Man in Black
J.R.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-father of
husband of
June Carter Cash, until her earlier death.
Younger than June Carter Cash by 2 years.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Vivian Liberto Cash Distin by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue. Group The Highwaymen. TV series Little House on the Prairie, North and South. Movie for television Stagecoach.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Yetunde Price
style, nurse, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Yetunde Hawanya Tara Price
Nickname(s):
Tunde
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
daughter of
half-sister of
Older than Serena Williams by 9 years.
half-sister of
Older than Venus Williams by 7 years.
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Shot while sitting in a vehicle in front of a suspected drug house. Beauty consultant.

Sheb Wooley
actor, singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Shelby F. Wooley
Also Known As:
Ben Colder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Hee Haw as Ben Colder. Used that name as a composer. Song The Purple People Eater. TV series Rawhide. Movies High Noon, Hoosiers, The Outlaw Josie Wales.

Slim Dusty
singer, country, musician, composer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
David Gordon Kirkpatrick
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:

Song A Pub with No Beer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Donald O'Connor
actor, dancer, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Donald David Dixon Ronald O'Connor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sang on the Jack Benny show. Movie musicals Singin' in the Rain, That's Entertainment. Movie Out to Sea.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive9 January 1998

Althea Gibson
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Althea Gibson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the French Open in 1956. The first person of color to win a Grand Slam. Also won Wimbledon twice.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Elia Kazan
writer, director, actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Elias Kazantzoglou
Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Play Death of a Salesman. Movies On the Waterfront, East of Eden, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A Streetcar Named Desire.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Robert Kardashian
lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert George Kardashian
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
father of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Kris Jenner by 11 years.
grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Lawyer for the defense in the trial of O.J. Simpson.

Chubby Jackson
jazz, musician, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Greig Stewart Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 24 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz double bass.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Julie Parrish
model, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ruby Joyce Wilbar
Also Known As:
Joyce Wilbar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 20 days before her 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Doberman Gang.

Ruth Hall
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Gloria Blasco Ibáñez
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Movies Ride Him, Cowboy, The Three Musketeers (1933 serial). Took her mother's maiden name.

Willie Shoemaker
horse racing

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Shoemaker
Also Known As:
Bill Shoemaker
Nickname(s):
The Shoe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 11 inches (149.86 cm)

Brief Facts:

Jockey. Weight 95 pounds. Won 11 Triple Crown races during his career.

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Charlie Justice
football

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Ronald Justice
Nickname(s):
Choo-Choo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams University of North Carolina, Washington Redskins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Janice Rule
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Janice Rule
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Ben Gazzara by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than N. Richard Nash by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Bell, Book and Candle, American Flyers. Broadway play Picnic.

Road Warrior Hawk
wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Hegstrand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro wrestler, groups The Road Warriors, The Legion of Doom (in the WWF).

Jack Elam
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
William Scott Elam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 24 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Noted for his unmoving left eye. Often played a sidekick. Movies Support Your Local Sheriff!, Rio Lobo, Cannonball Run II, The Cannonball Run, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County, Once Upon a Time in the West.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Elliott Smith
singer, musician, composer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Paul Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Miss Misery. Album XO. Apparent suicide by stabbing himself, age 34.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Madame Chiang Kai-shek
politician, famous, painter, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Soong Mei-ling
Also Known As:
Madame Chiang
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
106
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Chiang Kai-shek, until his earlier death.
Younger than Chiang Kai-shek by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Represented cause of China and Taiwan to the world.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Half a Mill
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jasun Wardlaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album The Firm. Shot and killed in the Albany Projects in Brooklyn.

Rod Roddy
tv, radio, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Ray Roddy
Nickname(s):
Hot Rod Roddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Announcer to TV shows Soap, The Price is Right. Died of cancer. Quote - "Come on down!".

Hal Clement
writer, educator, military, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Clement Stubbs
Also Known As:
George Richard
Gender:
Male
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:

High school chemistry teacher who wrote science fiction books: Needle, Mission of Gravity, Close to Critical. Also painted science fiction images.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Hatfield
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Hatfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Righteous Brothers. Songs You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', Unchained Melody. Died of heart problems mixed with cocaine drug use. See also Bill Medley.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dorothy Fay
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Fay Southworth
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
mother of
grandmother of
wife of
Tex Ritter, until his earlier death.
Younger than Tex Ritter by 10 years.
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Sundown on the Prairie, White Eagle and a number of uncredited appearances.

Art Carney
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur William Matthew Carney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Starred in TV series The Honeymooners and the movie Harry and Tonto.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jonathan Brandis
actor, director, writer, producer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Gregory Brandis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Suicide by hanging, died a day later. TV series SeaQuest DSV. Movies for television Fall into Darkness, Two Came Back. Voice in animated movies The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, Ladybug.

Penny Singleton
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mariana Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNulty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role of Blondie in a series of movies including Blondie Plays Cupid, Blondie Knows Best based on the comic strip Blondie by Chic Young. See also Arthur Lake. Voice role of Jane Jetson in the cartoon series The Jetsons.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6547 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6811 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Speedy West
producer, musician, country

Real/Birth Name:
Wesley Webb West
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pedal steel guitarist and record producer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Gibson
singer, composer, musician, country

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Gibson
Nickname(s):
The Sad Poet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote songs I Can't Stop Loving You, Oh Lonesome Me, Sweet Dreams, Blue Blue Day.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Patricia Broderick
writer, producer, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Biow
Also Known As:
Patricia Biow Broderick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
James Broderick, until his earlier death.
Older than James Broderick by 2 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Infinity.

Warren Spahn
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Warren Spahn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants.

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Soulja Slim
rapper, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
James Tapp Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Brief Facts:

Shot in the face outside his mother's home. Served time for armed robbery.

Tony Canadeo
football

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Robert Canadeo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback and quarterback. Teams Gonzaga University, Green Bay Packers.

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Gertrude Ederle
swimming

Real/Birth Name:
Gertrude Caroline Ederle
Also Known As:
Gertrude Jacobs Ederle
Nickname(s):
Trudy
Gertie
Queen of the Waves
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long distance swimmer, open water. August 6, 1926, became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. As a child, a world record in the 880 yard freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 1924 in 4×100 m freestyle relay.

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Ellen Drew
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Esther Loretta Ray
Also Known As:
Terry Ray
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 10 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies If I Were King, Christmas in July, Women Without Names (1940).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive22 November 1997

Lewis Allen
producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Maitland Allen Jr.
Also Known As:
Lewis M. Allen
Lewis Maitland Allen
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Jay Presson Allen, until he died.
Younger than Jay Presson Allen by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Broadway producer, plays Tru, A Few Good Men and Broadway musical Annie. Movies Lord of the Flies, Miss Firecracker.

Paul Simon (senator)
Senator, writer, publisher, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Martin Simon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. U.S. Reprentative from Illinois 1975-1983. Senator from Illinois 1985-1997. Wore bow ties. Unsuccessful bid for president 1987-88.

Jeanne Crain
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne Elizabeth Crain
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Cheaper by the Dozen, State Fair, A Letter to Three Wives.

Otto Graham
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Otto Everett Graham Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Northwestern University, Cleveland Browns. Coach, teams Washington Redskins, Coast Guard Academy.

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Hope Lange
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Hope Elise Ross Lange
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 21 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Peyton Place won Oscar. TV series The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

Alan Bates
actor, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Arthur Bates
Also Known As:
Sir Alan Bates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Knighted. Movies Gosford Park, Far from the Madding Crowd. London West End theatre.

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Vestal Goodman
singer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Vestal Freeman
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Gospel Music (Southern Gospel)
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel singer. A founding member of group The Happy Goodman Family.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bob Monkhouse
comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allen Monkhouse
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

British. Wrote jokes for other famous people - Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra.

Anita Mui
singer, actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Mui Yim Fong
Mei Yan Fang
Nickname(s):
Ah-Mui
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Canto-pop star from Hong Kong. Died of cancer.
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