Guess Who This Is

People Who Died in the Year 2006 (76 found): Names Only

Buck Graves

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Burkett Howard Graves
Also Known As:
Josh Graves
Nickname(s):
Josh
Uncle Josh
Sultan of Slide
Death Date:
2006

Brief Facts:

Created resonator guitar (Dobro ®) and slide guitar (Hawaiian) sounds for bluegrass. Died at age 79.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1997.

Shelley Winters

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Schrift
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of

Brief Facts:

Movies:Two Oscars.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6323 Delmar Boulevard.

Wilson Pickett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilson Pickett
Nickname(s):
the Wicked
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1999.

Betty Friedan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bettye Naomi Goldstein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Feminist.
Books:Co-founder of the feminist group:("NOW").
National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.

Franklin Cover

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Franklin Edward Cover
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:TV series:Broadway plays:

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ramiro Gonzalez-Gonzalez
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of

Brief Facts:

Height 5' 3".
Movie:with:Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1555 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 14 November 2008.

Gigi Parrish

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Gertrude McElroy
Also Known As:
Gertrude McElroy
Katherine Weld
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Dillwyn Parrish by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Member:Adopted at age 8.
Married at age 15 to:who had been her tutor.
Movie:

J Dilla

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Dewitt Yancey
Also Known As:
Jay Dee
Dilla
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Relationships:

brother of

Brief Facts:

Group:Group:Albums:Died of heart illness caused by lupus.

Dennis Weaver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Dennis Weaver
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:

Title role in TV series:TV series:in role of:Movie:Hall of Great Western Performers 1981.
Dodge City Trail of Fame.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1984.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6822 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 9 September 1986.

Don Knotts

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

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Movies:A slim man, known for acting nervous.
Died 24 February, 2006.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 January 1999.

Johnny Jackson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Porter Jackson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 2 days before his 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Concert drummer for groups:Said to be a cousin of the Jacksons, but this is doubtful.
Stabbed and killed by his girlfriend.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Jackson 5.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Jackson 5.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Jackson 5.

Dana Reeve

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dana Morosini
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 11 days before her 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Christopher Reeve, until his earlier death.
Younger than Christopher Reeve by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Widow of:Movie for television:In episodes of TV series:Book:Died of lung cancer at age 44 - was not a smoker.

Kirby Puckett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kirby Puckett
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 8 days before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder.
Team:Dien of a brain hemorrhage.
Branch Rickey Award 1993.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2001.
Roberto Clemente Award 1996.
Twins Hall of Fame 2000.

Maureen Stapleton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lois Maureen Stapleton
Nickname(s):
Mo
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:

Movies:Theater Hall of Fame 1981.

Bob Papenbrook

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert DeWayne Papenbrook
Also Known As:
John Smallberries
Robert D. Papenbrook
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:

Voice actor in anime and video games. Taught martial arts.

Oleg Cassini

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oleg Cassini Loiewski
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 25 days before his 93rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20

Brief Facts:

Designed for Jacqueline Kennedy, "Camelot" style. Nehru jackets.

Professor X

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Carson
Also Known As:
Professor X The Overseer
PXO
Nickname(s):
Lumumba
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

Member of group:Died of meningitis.

Cindy Walker

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cindy Walker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Compositions for many artists, winning awards.
Songs:Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2011.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1997.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1998.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Buck Owens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-host with:of TV show:Movie:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1996.
Song:Died at his home in Bakersfield, California.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
California Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Proof

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Deshaun Dupree Holton
Also Known As:
Dirty Harry
Big Proof
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of group:Albums:Movie:Shot to death at a club in Detroit.

Steve Howe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Roy Howe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher and Rookie of the Year, team:Died in a car crash - his pickup rolled over.
Known also for his alcohol and cocaine problems.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Big Hawk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Edward Hawkins
Also Known As:
H.A.W.K
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Fat Pat by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Houston, group:Song:Album:Shot to death.

Jay Presson Allen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jacqueline Presson
Also Known As:
Sara Schiff
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Lewis Allen, until his earlier death.
Older than Lewis Allen by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Playwright.
Broadway plays:Movies:as screenplay writer.

Alexandra Ducsay

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alexandra Marie Ducsay
Nickname(s):
Zandra
Zan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Systems analyst, real estate agent, murdered by ex-boyfriend, who was convicter in 2015.

Katherine Dunham

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Mary Dunham
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96, 32 days before her 97th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opened and directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance and Theatre.
Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974.
Kennedy Center Honors 1983.
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987.
National Medal of Arts 1989.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6513 Delmar Boulevard.

Paul Gleason

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Xavier Gleason
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Minor league baseball, 2 seasons.
Movies:TV series:

Robert Sterling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Sterling Hart
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
89 or 90
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Ann Sothern by 7 or 8 years.
husband of
Anne Jeffreys, until he died.
Older than Anne Jeffreys by 5 or 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1709 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Slim Aarons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Allen Aarons
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Published book:Famed for photos of celebrities.

Billy Preston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Everett Preston
Nickname(s):
The Fifth Beatle
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played keyboard on the song:with rock group:Movie:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Aaron Spelling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Spelling
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Television Hall of Fame 1996.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 15 September 1978.

Patsy Ramsey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Ann Paugh
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
John Ramsey, until she died.
Younger than John Ramsey by 13 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Won the Miss West Virginia beauty title in 1977. Initially suspected in death of her child in 1996; later (2008, 2 years after her death from cancer) cleared by new DNA evidence.

Syd Barrett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Keith Barrett
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and vocals.
Founding member of rock group:Album: Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Pink Floyd.
London Avenue of Stars 2010 as a member of Pink Floyd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of Pink Floyd.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Pink Floyd.

June Allyson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ella Geisman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Dick Powell, until his earlier death.
Younger than Dick Powell by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Musical: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1537 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Red Buttons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Chwatt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV show:Bronx Walk of Fame 1998.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Jack Warden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John H. Lebzelter
Also Known As:
Johnny Costello
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Broadway play:

Bill Meistrell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Meistrell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
Older than Bob Meistrell by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Co-inventor of the Body Glove brand wet suit. Business Dive N' Surf in Redondo Beach, CA.
Surfer's Walk of Fame 2004.
Surfing Walk of Fame 2007.

Kim McLagan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Maryse Elizabeth Patricia Kerrigan
Also Known As:
Kim Moon
Kim Kerrigan
Patsy Kerrigan
Nickname(s):
Patsy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Ian McLagan, until she died.
Younger than Ian McLagan by 3 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Keith Moon by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Left:alleging abuse.
Married:after Moon's death.
Killed in a car crash in Texas.

Arthur Lee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Porter Taylor
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Relationships:

son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Psychedelic band:Albums:Died of leukemia.

James Van Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Alfred Van Allen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 29 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professor of physics. Discovered radiation belts around Earth, named for him.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Mike Douglas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Delaney Dowd Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show:TV show:Song:Disney cartoon movie:(1950) sang songs for Prince Charming - uncredited.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Bruno Kirby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Jr.
Also Known As:
B. Kirby Jr.
Bruce Kirby Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies:and a voice in the cartoon feature:

Glenn Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
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-husband of
Younger than Eleanor Powell by 3 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Hall of Great Western Performers 1978.
French Legion of Honor.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Bob Mathias

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bruce Mathias
Nickname(s):
Bob
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:

US Representative from California 1967-1975.
Olympic Gold Medal in the decathlon two consecutive times.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
National High School Hall of Fame 1989.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1989.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Steve Irwin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Robert Irwin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Terri Irwin, until he died.
Older than Terri Irwin by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died while diving at sea when a stingray barb stabbed him in the heart. Owner of Australia Zoo.
Host of TV series documentary:Advocator of environmental concerns.

Patty Berg

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Jane Berg
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of LPGA and a leading player.
LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame 2000.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1951.

Ann Richards

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Ann Willis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 12 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Governor of Texas before George W. Bush. Keynote speech at 1988 Democrat convention.
Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1985.

Mickey Hargitay

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

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jayne Mansfield by 7 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Hungarian. Italian films.
In stage ensemble of:A bodybuilder - won title Mr. Universe in 1955.
Movie:

Patricia Kennedy Lawford

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Helen Kennedy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
older sister of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 7 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 2 years.
older sister of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 3 years.
younger sister of
Younger than John Kennedy by 6 years.
aunt of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 8 years.
daughter of
aunt of
great aunt of
great aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
great aunt of
ex-wife of
Younger than Peter Lawford by less than 1 year.
older sister of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 1 year.
daughter of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 5 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Produced single TV shows.

Danny Flores

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Flores
Also Known As:
Chuck Rio
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As Chuck Rio, vocalist for group:on his song:which he composed.

Byron Nelson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Byron Nelson Jr.
Nickname(s):
Lord Byron
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 11 consecutive tournaments and 18 total tournaments.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
Congressional Gold Medal 2006.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Alan Caillou

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan Lyle-Smythe
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:

Movies:

Buck O'Neil

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Jordan O'Neil
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro league player and coach.
Team:as a first baseman and manager.
Coach and scout for team:The oldest man ever to make a plate appearance in a professional game at age 94, in July 2006. One vote shy of the hall of fame at a special vote in 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2012.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Coccinelle

Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacques Charles Dufresnoy
Also Known As:
Jacqueline-Charlotte Dufresnoy
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:

The first widely publicized transgender in Europe. An entertainer. Name is French for "ladybird." Changed gender 1958 in Casablanca.

Freddy Fender

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Baldemar Huerta
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:

Country music and pop star, also performed Tejano for Latin audiences.
Album:Song:NACMAI Hall of Fame 2000.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 4 February 1999.

Clacc

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Vital
Also Known As:
Clicc Clacc
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Found shot to death.
Member group:from Lawrence, Kansas.
Age 28.

Jane Wyatt

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jane Waddington Wyatt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6350 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Arthur Hill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Edward Spence Hill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Broadway play:winning a Tony Award.

Joe Niekro

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Franklin Niekro
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 11 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Phil Niekro by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.

Marijohn Wilkin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marijohn Melson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:performed by:Song:recorded by the Beatles.
NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975.

Red Auerbach

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Jacob Auerbach
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams:GW Athletic Hall of Fame 1959.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Jack Palance

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Jack Palanuik
(or) Vladimir Palanuik
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Hall of Great Western Performers 1992.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1993.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Ruth Brown

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Alston Weston
Nickname(s):
Miss Rhythm
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Movie:Won a Tony Award for her part in the Broadway revue:Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Blues Hall of Fame 2002.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.

Robert Altman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bernard Altman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lynda Carter, until he died.
Older than Lynda Carter by 26 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:

Betty Comden

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Basya Cohen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Incorrectly reported as Elizabeth Cohen birth name. Worked with composer
Adolph Green
.
Winner of multiple Tony Awards, including musical play:Kennedy Center Honors 1991.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Robert McFerrin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Keith McFerrin
Also Known As:
Robert McFerrin Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Baritone. The first African-American male employed by Metropolitan Opera.
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 1995.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6300 Delmar Boulevard.

Jack Bean

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John R. Bean
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Mitzi Gaynor, until he died.
Older than Mitzi Gaynor by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Produced multiple TV movies stariing his wife:

Jay McShann

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Columbus McShann
Nickname(s):
Hootie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Big band:Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1989.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1985.
Blues Hall of Fame 1988.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Peter Boyle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Lawrence Boyle
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:

Movies:TV series:

Lamar Hunt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lamar Hunt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Promoter of American football, soccer, basketball, tennis and ice hockey. Co-founder of the American Football League.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2008.
Chiefs Hall of Fame 1970.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1993.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972.
Reds Bagnell Award 1992.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
National Soccer Hall of Fame 1982.

Dat Bo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Iliff Omar Burleson
Also Known As:
DBO
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Colorado Springs rapper.
Song:Age 30.

Joseph Barbera

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Roland Barbera
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:

Group:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
Television Hall of Fame 1993.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6753 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Hanna-Barbera for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 21 July 1976.

Charlie Drake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Springall
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:

British. High voice, slapstick.

James Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Brown Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Godfather of Soul
The Hardest Working Man in Show Business
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Served 26 months for a high speed chase, in Georgia, 1988. Charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Kennedy Center Honors 2003.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1992.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2011.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 January 1997.

Gerald Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Also Known As:
Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolff Ford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jerry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Betty Ford, until he died.
Older than Betty Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Vice president who became the 38th president when Nixon resigned. Changed his name legally in 1935.
See also:and:Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999.
Congressional Gold Medal 1998.
Profile in Courage Award 2001.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1977.
University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978.
Dick Enberg Award 2006.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 February 1999.

Saddam Hussein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin of

Brief Facts:

President/Dictator of Iraq. Invaded Kuwait. Hanged for "crimes against humanity."
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