People Who Died in the Year 2004:

(110 found)

Cathy Wydner
actor, dancer, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Cathy Weidner
Gender:
Female
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical play 42nd Street role of Peggy Sawyer. Died of cancer 2004 aged 43.

Tug McGraw
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Edwin McGraw Jr.
Nickname(s):
Tug
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for teams New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies. Excelled at the screwball.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Spalding Gray
actor, writer, suicide, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Spalding Rockwell Gray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for autobiographical theater monologues. Movies The Killing Fields, Kate and Leopold, And Everything Is Going Fine. Suicide by jumping off the Staten Island Ferry, drowning.

Phillip Crosby
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Phillip Lang Crosby
Also Known As:
Phil Crosby
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:

Relationships:

son of
nephew of
uncle of
brother of
The same age as Dennis Crosby.
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Gary Crosby by 1 year.
half-brother of
Older than Harry Crosby by 24 years.
older brother of
Older than Lindsay Crosby by 3 years.
half-brother of
Older than Mary Crosby by 25 years.
half-brother of
Older than Nathaniel Crosby by 27 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Robin and the 7 Hoods, None but the Brave

Uta Hagen
actor, educator, blacklist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Uta Thyra Hagen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than José Ferrer by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Reversal of Fortune, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Broadway play (Shakespeare's) Othello, Country Girl winning a Tony Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Olivia Goldsmith
writer

Real/Birth Name:
(born:) Randy Goldfield
(changed to:) Justine Rendal
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
55 or 56
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book made into movie The First Wives Club

Italia Coppola
cook, writer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Italia Pennino
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Carmine Coppola, until his earlier death.
Younger than Carmine Coppola by 2 years.
grandmother of
mother of
great grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
great grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Non-speaking part in movie The Godfather: Part II. Cookbook Mama Coppola's Pasta Book

Ann Miller
actor, dancer, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Johnnie Lucille Collier
Nickname(s):
Annie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tap dancer - claimed 500 taps per minute. Movies On the Town, Easter Parade, Kiss Me Kate. Broadway musical Mame

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 10 January 1998

Billy May
musician, composer, bandleader, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
William E. May
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Take the A Train. Lead band The Billy May Orchestra. Trumpeter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bob Keeshan
actor, kids, comedy, tv, writer, clown, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert James Keeshan
Also Known As:
Captain Kangaroo
Capt. Kangaroo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played role of Clarabell the Clown on TV show Howdy Doody then hosted TV show Captain Kangaroo. Book Alligator in the Basement

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Jack Paar
tv, comedy, writer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Harold Paar
Nickname(s):
King of Late Night TV
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Tonight Show from 1957-1962. Movies Down Among the Sheltering Palms, Love Nest, Walk Softly, Stranger

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Elroy Hirsch
football, actor, military

Real/Birth Name:
Elroy Leon Hirsch
Also Known As:
Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch
Nickname(s):
Crazylegs
Crazy Legs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A Marine in World War II. Pro football for team Los Angeles Rams wide receiver. Nickname from his running style. Movies Crazylegs, Zero Hour!

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eleanor Holm
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor G. Holm
Also Known As:
Eleanor Holm Jarrett
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Billy Rose by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Movie Tarzan's Revenge. Expelled from 1936 Olympics in Berlin for drinking. Olympic Gold Metal 1932,.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

J.C. Quinn
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
J.C. Quinn
Also Known As:
J. C. Quinn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Program, Primary Colors, Days of Thunder, The Abyss, Turner & Hooch, Vision Quest, Silkwood, Brubaker. Died in a car crash in Mexico.

Jan Miner
actor, model, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Janice Miner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Lenny. Radio show Boston Blackie. Best known for role of Madge the Manicurist in Palmolive detergent ads.

Alvino Rey
musician, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Henry McBurney
Nickname(s):
Father of the pedal steel guitar
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Luise King, until her earlier death.
Older than Luise King by 5 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Swing music, big band leader, pedal steel guitarist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Randolph
actor, blacklist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Emanuel Hirsch Cohen
Gender:
Male
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:

Tony Award for the Broadway play Broadway Unbound. Movies Frances, You've Got Mail, Prizzi's Honor

Mercedes McCambridge
actor, radio, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 14 days before her 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Movies All the King's Men, Giant, The Exorcist, in which she did the demon voice for Linda Blair.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Cecily Adams
actor, director

Real/Birth Name:
Cecily April Adams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 26 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

niece of
daughter of
wife of
Jim Beaver, until she died.
Younger than Jim Beaver by 7 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series Cleghorne!, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Casting director, for TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun, That '70s Show. Though not a smoker, died of lung cancer.

Frances Dee
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Dee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Joel McCrea, until his earlier death.
Younger than Joel McCrea by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movies Blood Money, Little Women, Playboy of Paradise

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 1 February 1994

Paul Winfield
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Edward Winfield
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:

Movies Presumed Innocent, Mars Attacks!, Cliffhanger, Catfish in Black Bean Sauce, The Terminator, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. TV series Touched by an Angel

Chuck Niles
radio, dj, jazz, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Neidel
Nickname(s):
Bebop Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Jazz radio disc jockey at KKJZ-FM 88.1 in Long Beach CA. Real name rhymes with "idle."

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio, ceremony date: 5 March 1998

John Pople
mathematician, scientist, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
John Anthony Pople
Also Known As:
Sir John Pople
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Knighted 2003. Nobel Prize 1998 honoring computer program model of chemical processes.

Mary Kerwin Riehl
surfing

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Winifred Kerwin
Nickname(s):
Molly-O
Mimi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 9 days before her 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the women's division of the 1939 Pacific Coast Surfing Championship, for the quarter-mile national paddleboard event, with a time of 4 minutes, 32 seconds. The only woman honored in the Hermosa Beach plaques.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Flash Terry
singer, musician, jazz, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Verbie Jean Terry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist and singer. Song Enough Troubles of My Own

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Richard Marner
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Molchanoff-Sacha
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 9 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Sum of All Fears, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Mouse on the Moon, The African Queen. TV series 'Allo 'Allo

Trevor Sparks
reggae music, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Trevor Chambers
Also Known As:
Sparks
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born to Jamaican parents. Died of diabetes.

Jan Berry
singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
William Jan Berry
Also Known As:
Jan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 8 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With Dean Torrence as Jan of the surfer group Jan & Dean. Songs The Little Old Lady from Pasadena, Surf City, Dead Man's Curve. Badly hurt in an auto accident in 1966, leaving him in a coma for 10 months and damaging his brain, with partial paralysis.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cruisin' Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group Jan & Dean.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of group Jan & Dean.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group Jan & Dean.

Jan Sterling
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jane Sterling Adriance
Also Known As:
Jane Adrian
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 8 days before her 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6638 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Adan Sanchez
singer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Adan Sanchez
Also Known As:
Adan Chalino Sanchez
Nickname(s):
Chalino
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Mexican singing star. Album Un Sonador. Died in a car accident in Sinaloa, Mexico.

Art James
tv, actor, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Artur Simeonvich Elimchik
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host and announcer of TV shows Concentration, Tic-Tac-Dough

Alistair Cooke
tv, radio, news, writer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Cooke
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:

Host of TV series Masterpiece Theatre. 1973 honorary knighthood (KBE). Changed his name to Alistair in 1930. Naturalized US citizen 1941.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Scott Helvenston
actor, stunts, fitness, military, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Helvenston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie G.I. Jane. Killed in Fallujah, Iraq, by rioting extremists. He was a contractor.

Niki Sullivan
musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Niki M. Sullivan
Nickname(s):
Nick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rhythm guitar and backup vocalist for band The Crickets. Songs Peggy Sue, Oh Boy!. Worked at Sony in Kansas. Died April 2004.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of group The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a member of group The Crickets.

Marian McCargo
soap, actor, tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Marian McCargo
Also Known As:
Marian McCargo Bell
Marian Moses
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 20 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Alphonzo Bell Jr., until she died.
Younger than Alphonzo Bell Jr. by 17 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Falcon Crest. Movies Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, Doctors' Wives. Former tennis champion.

Victor Argo
actor, musician, singer, composer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Victor Jiménez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Anna in the Tropics. Movies Taxi Driver, Ghost Dog, Coyote Ugly

Pat Tillman
football, military

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Daniel Tillman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Safety and linebacker. Teams Arizona State University, Arizona Cardinals. In 2002, he turned down a contract and enlisted in the Army. Died in Afghanistan from friendly fire.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Estée Lauder
style, business

Real/Birth Name:
Josephine Ester Mentzer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of the cosmetics business with her name.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alphonzo Bell Jr.
US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Alphonzo Edward Bell Jr.
Also Known As:
Alphonzo E. Bell Jr.
Nickname(s):
Al
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:

Relationships:

son of
husband of
Marian McCargo, until her earlier death.
Older than Marian McCargo by 17 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Congressman from California 1961-77. Unsuccessful candidate for senator and for mayor of Los Angeles. Died of pneumonia days after his wife died.

William J. Knight
aviator, military, mayor, politician, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
William John Knight
Also Known As:
Pete Knight
William Knight
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Holds the speed record for a winged powered aircraft, 4,520 miles per hour. Flew the X-15 to a height of 173,000 feet. Combat pilot in Vietnam. Mayor of Palmdale, California. State senator. Author of California Proposition 22.

Space Missions:

X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alan King
comedy, actor, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Irwin Alan Kinberg
Gender:
Male
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:

Standup comedian, began in the Catskills. Movies I, the Jury, Just Tell Me What You Want

Anna Lee
actor, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Joanna Boniface Winnifrith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies King Solomon's Mines (1937), In Like Flint, and musical movie The Sound of Music. 25 years in TV series General Hospital, Port Charles in role of Lila Quartermaine. London theatre. Appointed MBE in 1982.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 7 January 1993

Tony Randall
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Rosenberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Best known in role of Felix Unger in TV series The Odd Couple. Broadway play Inherit the Wind. Movies 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, Fatal Instinct, Pillow Talk, The Mating Game

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Trudy Marshall
actor, tv, radio, model

Real/Birth Name:
Gertrude Marshall
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:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Boston Blackie and the Law. Model for cigarettte advertisements.

Woody Shelp
style, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Lee Shelp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
77 or 78
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Designed hats - the outrageous black-and-white headgear for Glenn Close who was the voice of Cruella de Vil in the movie 101 Dalmatians

Archibald Cox
lawyer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald Cox Jr.
Nickname(s):
Archie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Special prosecutor in the Nixon Watergate investigations. Expert on labor law and an authority on constitutional law.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Frances Shand Kydd
British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Ruth Burke Roche
Also Known As:
Frances Althorp
Frances, Viscountess Althorp
The Honourable Frances Roche
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Estranged from Diana. Divorced Diana's father, remarried.

Ronald Reagan
actor, president, governor, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Dutch
the Gipper
the Great Communicator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jane Wyman by 2 years.
father of
by adoption father of
husband of
Nancy Reagan, until he died.
Older than Nancy Reagan by 10 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Bedtime for Bonzo, Knute Rockne All American. Governor of California. 40th President of US.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6374 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive, ceremony date: 6 February 1997

Roosevelt Brown
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Roosevelt Brown Jr.
Nickname(s):
Rosey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle. Teams Morgan State University, New York Giants

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ray Charles
singer, composer, musician, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Charles Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Blues Brothers. Songs Hit the Road, Jack, Georgia on My Mind, I Got a Woman, Unchain My Heart, Born to Lose, Route 66

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 6 October 1981

Seymour Robbie
director, producer

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

Brief Facts:

TV series Remington Steele, Murder, She Wrote, Trapper John, M.D., Barnaby Jones, Wonder Woman, The Streets of San Francisco, F Troop, Mister Roberts

Marlon Brando
actor, activist, director

Real/Birth Name:
Marlon Brando Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Streetcar Named Desire, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Mutiny on the Bounty, One-Eyed Jacks, Last Tango in Paris

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1765 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Andriyan Nikolayev
space

Real/Birth Name:
Andriyan Grigoriyevich Nikolayev
Also Known As:
Андриян Григорьевич Николаев
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:

ex-husband of
Older than Valentina Tereshkova by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Soviet cosmonaut from Chuvash Autonomous Republic. Married the first female who flew into space.

Space Missions:

Soyuz 9
Vostok 3 (1962)
August 11-15. First simultaneous flight of two manned spacecraft.

Rodger Ward
auto racing, aviator, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Rodger M. Ward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Midget cars and open wheel racing. Won at Indy twice.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eric Douglas
comedy, actor, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Anthony Douglas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
uncle of
half-brother of
Younger than Joel Douglas by 11 years.
son of
half-brother of
Younger than Michael Douglas by 13 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Peter Douglas by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie Delta Force 3: The Killing Game. Died of (possible) apparent drug overdose.

Isabel Sanford
actor, Broadway, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Eloise Gwendolyn Sanford
Also Known As:
Isabell Sanford
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Jeffersons, All in the Family. Movie Guess Who's Coming for Dinner. Broadway play The Amen Corner

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 15 January 2004

Laurance Rockefeller
activist, business

Real/Birth Name:
Laurance Spelman Rockefeller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than David Rockefeller by 5 years.
uncle of
grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than John D. Rockefeller III by 4 years.
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Nelson Rockefeller by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Winthrop Rockefeller by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Financier. Funded the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Richard Ney
actor, business, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Ney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Greer Garson by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Host of finance program on television. Movie Mrs. Miniver

Eve Abbott
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Eve Lynn Abbott
Also Known As:
Eve Wynn
Evie Wynn
Evie Wynn Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Keenan Wynn by 2 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Van Johnson by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Hours after divorcing Keenan Wynn she married Van Johnson - later divorced him also.

Jerry Goldsmith
composer, conductor

Real/Birth Name:
Jerrald King Goldsmith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed scores for movies The Sand Pebbles, Logan's Run, Planet of the Apes, Patton, Chinatown, The Omen, The Boys from Brazil, Capricorn One, Alien, Poltergeist, Hoosiers, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Air Force One, L.A. Confidential, Mulan, The Mummy, Star Trek: First Contact and four more Star Trek films plus three Rambo films and others.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 9 May 2017

Illinois Jacquet
musician, jazz, bandleader, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet
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:

Jazz tenor saxophone soloist. Famed for 80-second solo in the Lionel Hampton song Flying Home

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mehmood
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Mehmood Ali
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Indian "Bollywood" actor and comedian who made over 300 films.

Cotton Fitzsimmons
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Lowell Fitzsimmons
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Moberly Area Community College, Kansas State University, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, Kansas City Kings, San Antonio Spurs

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Francis Crick
scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Harry Compton Crick
Gender:
Male
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:

Co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work showing the double helix shape of DNA.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Williams
singer, R&B

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

Brief Facts:

Group The Tymes as lead vocalist. Song So Much in Love

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group The Tymes.

Bob Murphy
baseball, sports analyst, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allan Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Game announcer for team New York Mets

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rick James
singer, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
James Ambrose Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Big Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Funk style music. Songs Super Freak, You and I, Come Get It!, Mary Jane. Group Mynah Birds. Convicted for assault and false imprisonment.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Red Adair
business

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Neal Adair
Nickname(s):
Red
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Business of handling oil-well fires. Subject of movie Hellfighters

Fay Wray
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Vina Fay Wray
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). Movie King Kong (1933)

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6349 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

George Yardley
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
George Harry Yardley III
Nickname(s):
Yardbird
Bird
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:

Brief Facts:

Forward/Guard. Teams Stanford University, Fort Wayne Pistons/Detroit Pistons, Syracuse Nationals, Los Angeles Jets

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Julia Child
tv, cook, writer, spy

Real/Birth Name:
Julia McWilliams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 2 days before her 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm)

Brief Facts:

Famed cook with a high soprano voice. PBS TV show The French Chef. Cookbooks published - Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Worked for OSS in World War II 2000.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Acquanetta
actor, model, poet

Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Davenport
Also Known As:
Burnu Acquanetta
Nickname(s):
The Venezualan Volcano
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 30 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Appeared in "jungle" movies Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, Jungle Woman, Captive Wild Woman, Lost Continent. Conflicting origin stories.

D-Roc the Executioner
musician, punk, metal, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Miles
Also Known As:
D-Roc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
45 or 46

Brief Facts:

Rhythm bassist for heavy metal/punk band Body Count. Performed wearing a goalie mask. His own band Pitch Blaack also. Died of lymphoma.

Elmer Bernstein
composer, conductor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Elmer Bernstein
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:

Scores for moviees Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, The Black Cauldron, Airplane!, Cape Fear (1991), Animal House

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 28 March 1996

Tom Capone
producer, accident, vehicle crash

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

Brief Facts:

Brazilian music producer. Died in a motorcycle vs. car accident in Los Angeles. He was on the motorcycle. Grammy nomination for album Maria Rita

Tiny Doll
actor, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Elly Annie Schneider
Also Known As:
Tiny Earles
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:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Daisy Earles by 7 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Gracie Doll by 15 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Harry Earles by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

3'3" tall. Member of The Munchkins in movie The Wizard of Oz

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Fred Ebb
lyricist, Tony Award, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Ebb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lyricist of musicals with John Kander. Musicals Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman. Movie Funny Lady. Song New York, New York

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnny Ramone
musician, punk

Real/Birth Name:
John William Cummings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 23 days before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group Ramones. Song I Wanna be Sedated. Died of cancer age 55.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Eddie Adams
photographer

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Thomas Adams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize winner for picture of a South Vietnamese officer shooting a North Vietnamese prisoner in the head.

Russ Meyer
producer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Russell Albion Meyer
Nickname(s):
King Leer
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:

Made "soft core" porn movies - Vixen, The Immoral Mr. Teas, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Skeeter Davis
singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Frances Pennick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Song I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Roy Drusky
country, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Frank Drusky Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22

Brief Facts:

Song Great Speckled Bird

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Iggie Wolfington
actor, singer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Ignatius Wolfington
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 14 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1958 Tony Award nomination for Broadway musical The Music Man. Song Shipoopi. Movies Herbie Rides Again, 1941

Janet Leigh
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanette Helen Morrison
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Tony Curtis by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Psycho the famous shower scene. Movies Little Women (1949), The Fog, The Manchurian Candidate, Touch of Evil, Bye Bye Birdie, Little Women

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1777 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Gordon Cooper
space

Real/Birth Name:
Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr.
Nickname(s):
Gordo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

Gemini 5 (1965)
First week-long flight. First use of fuel cells for electrical power. Evaluated guidance and navigation system for future rendezvous missions. Completed 120 orbits.
Mercury-Atlas 9 (1963)
Call sign: Faith 7. 22 orbits. First American in space for over a day. Last American solo mission. Recovered by USS Kearsarge.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rodney Dangerfield
actor, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Rodney Cohen
Also Known As:
Jack Roy
Rover Dangerfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Caddyshack, Easy Money. Signature quote: "I can't get no respect."

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6366 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 27 March 2002

Christopher Reeve
actor, director, producer, writer, activist, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher D'Olier Reeve
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dana Reeve, until he died.
Older than Dana Reeve by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed for his role as Superman in movies Superman, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Movies Somewhere in Time, Deathtrap, Gray Lady Down, The Remains of the Day, The Aviator, Switching Channels. Books Still Me, Nothing Is Impossible. Injured in a fall from a horse, he remained a quadriplegic until his death.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 15 April 1997

Robert Merrill
singer, actor, opera

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

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Roberta Peters by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Baritone opera star at the New York Metropolitan Opera - in Carmen, The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto. Movie musical Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6763 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott
Also Known As:
Princess Alice
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
grandmother of
wife of
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, until his earlier death.
Younger than Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester by 1 year.
mother of
aunt of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Married Henry, Duke of Gloucester - 3rd son of George V - brother of George VI.

Mac Dre
rapper, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Andre Louis Hicks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bay area. Killed in Kansas City - the suspect was Fat-Tone. Convicted for bank robbery, part of the "Romper Room Gang." Album: Mac Dre Is the Name

Marion Shilling
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Helen Schilling
Also Known As:
Marian Shilling
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93, 27 days before her 94th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movie Captured in Chinatown

Howard Keel
soap, actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Clifford Keel
(but widely reported as:) Harry Clifford Leek
Also Known As:
Harold Keel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Day of the Triffids. Movie musicals Kismet, Showboat. TV series Dallas

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 13 April 1996

Stieg Larsson
writer, news

Real/Birth Name:
Karl Stig-Erland Larsson
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:

Mystery/crime novels (English names) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest. Journalist researching right-wing extremism in Sweden. Died of a heart attack after climbing seven stories.

Yasser Arafat
revolutionary

Real/Birth Name:
Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa
Also Known As:
Yasir Arafat
Abu Amar (his war name)
Nickname(s):
Yasser
Easy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Leader of the Palestinian people.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ol' Dirty Bastard
rapper, criminal, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Russell Tyrone Jones
Also Known As:
ODB
O.D.B.
Dirt McGirt
Dirt Dog
Big Baby Jesus
Nickname(s):
Rusty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 2 days before his 36th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Founding member of Wu-Tang Clan. Song Got Your Money. Died of accidental drug overdose.

Evelyn West
burlesque, actor, model, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Amy May Coomer
Also Known As:
Evelyn "$50,000 Treasure Chest" West
Amy Charles
Nickname(s):
The Habba-Hubba Girl
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Stripper and vedette. Movie A Night at the Follies

Terry Melcher
producer, composer, singer, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
errence Paul Jorden
Also Known As:
Terrence Paul Melcher
Terry Day
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Adopted by his mother's third husband. Produced TV show The Doris Day Show. Co-wrote the song Kokomo for the Beach Boys, used in the movie Cocktail. Performed on Beach Boys album Pet Sounds

Frances Chaney
actor, radio, blacklist, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Fanya Lipetz
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:

wife of
David Lardner, until his earlier death.
Older than David Lardner by 3 years.
mother of
wife of
Ring Lardner Jr., until his earlier death.
Older than Ring Lardner Jr. by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Radio programs Topper, Terry and the Pirates. Movies When Harry Met Sally..., Life with Mikey. TV series The Edge of Night. First husband was David Lardner

Harrison Stafford
football

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Harrison Stafford
Nickname(s):
Harry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams University of Texas, New York Giants

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jim Johnson (multi-sports coach)
football, baseball, basketball

Real/Birth Name:
James A. Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach for 3 sports, Carolina Teachers College, later named East Carolina University. As a spectator, ran from the sideline and tackled a player running for a touchdown.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Drew Barrymore
actor

Real/Birth Name:
John Blythe Barrymore
Also Known As:
John Barrymore Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
half-brother of
Younger than Diana Barrymore by 11 years.
son of
father of
nephew of
nephew of
ex-husband of
Older than Jaid Barrymore by 13 years.
son of
father of
nephew of
grandson of
grandson of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Sundowners, High School Confidential!

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7004 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Alicia Markova
dancer, choreographer, educator, ballet

Real/Birth Name:
Lillian Alicia Marks
Also Known As:
Little Alicia, the child Pavlova
Dame Alicia
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 1 day after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

English ballerina. Appointed CBE and DBE.

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Dimebag Darrell
musician, metal, composer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell Lance Abbott
Also Known As:
Dimebag
Diamond Darrell
Nickname(s):
Dime
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Vinnie Paul by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Glam/thrash metal group Pantera. Album Cowboys from Hell. Group Damageplan. Shot and killed while on stage December 8, 2004.

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Alex Sarkisian
football

Real/Birth Name:
Alex Sarkisian
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Team Northwestern University

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Son Seals
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Seals
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Song Funky Bitch

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Johnny Oates
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Lane Oates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 28 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher for MLB teams Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees. Manager for teams Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers. Died of a brain tumor.

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

Gennady Strekalov
space

Real/Birth Name:
Gennady Mikhailovich Strekalov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut. A Soyuz failed on launch when emergency system saved the crew before the rocket exploded. Over 268 days in space.

Space Missions:

Soyuz T-10 - Return only
Soyuz T-10A
Soyuz T-11 - Launch only
Soyuz T-3
Soyuz T-8 (1983)
Salyut 7, docking failed due to a broken antenna
Soyuz TM-10
Soyuz TM-21 - Launch only
STS-71 - Return only
Shuttle Atlantis, launched June 27, 1995

Duration: 9d 19h.

Reggie White
football, wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Howard White
Nickname(s):
Minister of Defense
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of Tennessee, Memphis Showboats, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers

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Jerry Orbach
actor, singer, dancer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Bernard Orbach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Law & Order, Murder, She Wrote. Movie Dirty Dancing. Broadway musicals Chicago, 42nd Street, The Fantasticks. Tony Award winner for musical play Promises, Promises

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Artie Shaw
musician, bandleader, writer, actor, composer, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Jacob Arshawsky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ava Gardner by 12 years.
ex-husband of
ex-husband of
Older than Evelyn Keyes by 6 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lana Turner by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Clarinetist. Swing and jazz. Songs Star Dust, Monnglow, Dancing in the Dark, Begin the Beguine

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1709 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry
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