People Who Died in the Year 2009:

(125 found)

Pat Hingle
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Patterson Hingle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Commissioner James Gordon in movies Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever. Movies Sudden Impact, Batman & Robin, Splendor in the Grass, On the Waterfront. Tony award nominee.

29-E
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Michael Ryan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
25 or 26

Brief Facts:

Seattle area local rapper, shot at nightclub Chop Suey about 12:30 AM.

Ron Asheton
composer, musician, punk, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Franklin Asheton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Member of group The Stooges

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of group The Stooges.

Cornelia Wallace
famous, singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelia Ellis
Also Known As:
Cornelia Snively
Nickname(s):
C'nelia
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 20 days before her 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Wallace by 19 years.
niece of

Brief Facts:

Went to high school in Montgomery, Alabama. Was a star water skier at a show in Cypress Gardens, Florida. Recorded songs It's No Summer Love, Baby with the Barefoot Feet. Second marriage was to Governor George Wallace. Present when he was shot in an assassination attempt May 15, 1972, threw herself over him to protect him. Later divorced. In a Turner Network Television movie George Wallace played by Angelina Jolie

Patrick McGoohan
actor, director, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Joseph McGoohan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Prisoner, Danger Man. Movies A Time to Kill, Braveheart, Escape from Alcatraz

Ricardo Montalban
actor, model, director, singer, Broadway, western

Real/Birth Name:
Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán Merino
Also Known As:
Ricardo Montalbán
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Georgiana Young, until her earlier death.
Older than Georgiana Young by 2 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Spokesperson for Chrysler cars ("rich Corinthian leather".) TV series Fantasy Island, The Colbys. Broadway musical play Jamaica. Movies Sweet Charity, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. 1998, Pope John Paul II made him a Knight Commander of St. Gregory the Great.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Andrew Wyeth
painter

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Newell Wyeth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American painter b. 1917. Best work is painting Christina's World

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dante Lavelli
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Dante Bert Joseph Lavelli
Nickname(s):
Gluefingers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 34 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Teams Ohio State University, Cleveland Browns

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kay Yow
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Sandra Kay Yow
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach. Teams Elon College, North Carolina State University. Also volleyball and softball. Olympics coach. Olympics Gold Medal 1988. Olympics Gold Medal 1984.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Updike
writer, poet

Real/Birth Name:
John Hoyer Updike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books The Witches of Eastwick, Rabbit, Run. Pulitzer Prizes for books Rabbit is Rich, Rabbit at Rest

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billy Powell
musician

Real/Birth Name:
William Norris Powell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Injured in a plane crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Glenn Davis (track)
track, coach, football, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Ashby Davis
Nickname(s):
Jeep
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Track athlete. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 400 m hurdles. Olympic Gold Medal 1960 400 m hurdles. Olympic Gold Medal 1960 4x400 relay. Wide receiver team Detroit Lions

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sunny Skylar
singer, composer, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Selig Shaftel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Amor, You're Breaking My Heart

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lux Interior
singer, punk, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Erick Lee Purkhiser
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Poison Ivy, until he died.
Older than Poison Ivy by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Horror-punk group The Cramps. Elements of rockabilly and surf guitar sometimes called psycho-billy. Albums How to Make a Monster, Bad Music for Bad People. Songs I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Bikini Girls with Machine Guns

James Whitmore
actor, western, Broadway, model, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
James Allen Whitmore Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Audra Lindley by 3 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Asphalt Jungle, Them!, Battleground, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Give 'em Hell, Harry!, The Shawshank Redemption. Roles in several one-man plays. Tony Award for Broadway play Command Decision. Commercial spokeperson for Miracle-Gro products.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6611 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Philip Carey
actor, western, model, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Carey
Also Known As:
Phil Carey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series One Life to Live. Movies Wicked as They Come, Mister Roberts, Calamity Jane, This Woman Is Dangerous, They Rode West, Gun Fury. Role of Granny Goose in commercials for potato chips.

Blossom Dearie
singer, jazz, musician, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Margrete Blossom Dearie
Gender:
Female
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:

Cabaret singer and pianist. Member of group Blue Flames

Molly Bee
singer, country, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Molly Gene Beachboard
Also Known As:
Molly Muncy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus when she was 13. Movie Chartreuse Caboose. Song Don't Start Courtin' in a Hot Rod Ford with Tennessee Ernie Ford

Nussie
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Chris Lynell Jackson
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Local rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. Album The Champ is Here. Shot and killed.

Hugh Leonard
adopted, writer, columnist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Byrne
Also Known As:
John Keyes Byrne
Nickname(s):
Jack
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:

Irish playwright. Plays The Big Birthday Suit, The Au Pair Man, Da, A Life. Movie Da which means "Dad" in Irish Gaelic.

Joe Cuba
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Gilberto Miguel Calderón
Nickname(s):
Sonny
Father of Latin Boogaloo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Puero Rican ancestry.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dorothy Bridges
relative, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Louise Simpson
Also Known As:
Dorothy Dean
Dorothy Simpson
Dorothy Dean Bridges
Dorothy Louise Bridges
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
grandmother of
mother of
grandmother of
wife of
Lloyd Bridges, until his earlier death.
Younger than Lloyd Bridges by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Met Lloyd Bridges when they were students at UCLA. Married 60 years (till his death). Movies Finders Keepers, See You in the Morning

Brad Van Pelt
football

Real/Birth Name:
Brad Alan Van Pelt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Michigan State University, New York Giants, Los Angeles Raiders, Cleveland Browns. Member of the linebacker group Crunch Bunch

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Snooks Eaglin
blues, musician, singer, R&B, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Fird Eaglin Jr.
Also Known As:
Blind Snooks Eaglin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Blind guitarist. New Orleans R&B and jazz. Known for unusual and excellent picking.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnny Kerr
basketball, coach, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
John Graham Kerr
Nickname(s):
Red
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:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Brief Facts:

Power forward, center. Teams University of Illinois, Syracuse Nationals, Philadelphia 76ers, Baltimore Bullets. Coach, teams Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alan Landers
model, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Stewart Levine
Nickname(s):
the Winston Man
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:

Appeared in Winston cigarette ads as a spokesmodel in the 1960s and 1970s. Died of throat cancer. Active anti-smoking advocate later in life.

Paul Harvey
radio, writer, commentator, news

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Harvey Aurandt
Also Known As:
Paul Aurandt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book More of Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story. Radio show Paul Harvey News and Comment, where he often said, "... and now, the rest of the story."

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George McAfee
football

Real/Birth Name:
George Anderson McAfee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 9 days before his 91st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams Duke University, Chicago Bears

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Francis M
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Michael Durango Magalona
Also Known As:
FrancisM
Master Rapper
The Man From Manila
Kiko
Nickname(s):
The King of Pinoy Rap
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Philippines rapper, died of leukemia. Album Yo, songs Mga Kababayan Ko, Cold Summer Nights, Kaleidoscope World

Jimmy Boyd
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Boyd
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Yvonne Craig by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Song I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. Movie Inherit the Wind

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Hank Locklin
singer, country, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Hankins Locklin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Send Me the Pillow You Dream On, Please Help Me I'm Falling, Geisha Girl. Last album By the Grace of God: The Gospel Album

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Betsy Blair
actor, dancer, choreographer, model, blacklist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Winifred Boger
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Gene Kelly by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Marty. Blacklisted during the "Red Scare" days. Moved to England.

Altovise Davis
dancer, actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Altovise Joanne Gore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Sammy Davis Jr., until his earlier death.
Younger than Sammy Davis Jr. by 17 years.

Brief Facts:

Chorus line dancer on Broadway. Appeared in several TV shows. IRS said she owed back taxes.

Ron Silver
actor, Broadway, Tony Award, director, producer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Silver
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:

TV series The West Wing, Veronica's Closet. Movies Reversal of Fortune, Ali, Timecop. Broadway play Speed-the-Plow, winning a Tony Award.

Nicholas Hughes
scientist, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Nicholas Farrar Hughes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Fisheries biologist. Held dual British/American citizenship. Suicide by hanging in his home.

King Tut
rapper, accused, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Darnell A. Brittingham
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Brief Facts:

Hackensack, New Jersey rapper, associated with group DIPSET, accused of stabbing a woman seven times hours after he was freed on bail on charges of hiding drugs in a teddy bear. Shot himself when police closed in. Age was 23.

Natasha Richardson
actor, producer, Broadway, Tony Award, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Natasha Jane Richardson
Nickname(s):
Natalie
Tash
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-sister of
Older than Carlo Nero by 6 years.
niece of
first cousin of
older sister of
Older than Joely Richardson by 1 year.
wife of
Liam Neeson, until she died.
Younger than Liam Neeson by 10 years.
niece of
granddaughter of
first cousin of
granddaughter of
great granddaughter of
daughter of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Naturalized citizen of the US. Movies Patty Hearst, Blow Dry, Gothic, Nell, The Parent Trap (1998), Maid in Manhattan. Won a Tony Award for Broadway musical Cabaret in 1998. Died from injury to the brain in a skiing accident.

Dan Seals
singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Dan Wayland Seals
Also Known As:
England Dan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Jim Seals by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. Songs I'd Really Love to See You Tonight, Meet Me in Montana, Bop, Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold), You Still Move Me, I Will Be There, Three Time Loser, One Friend, Addicted, Big Wheels in the Moonlight, Love on Arrival

Brikk
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Henry Brown IV
Also Known As:
Lee Lee
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chattanooga local rapper. Member of duo Pinney Woods. Died of a gunshaot wound in the chest. Age 35.

Andy Hallett
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Alcott Hallett
Also Known As:
Andrew Hallett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Angel as a green-skinned demon named Lorne. Died of congestive heart failure.

Lou Saban
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Saban
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker, placekicker. Teams Indiana University, Cleveland Browns. Coach, teams Case Technical University, University of Washington, Northwestern University, Western Illinois University, Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills, University of Maryland, Denver Broncos, University of Miami, US Military Academy, University of Central Florida, Martin County High School, South Fork High School, Georgetown High School, Middle Georgia Heat Wave, Peru State College, Tampa Bay Storm, Milwaukee Mustangs, SUNY Canton, Chowan University

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Maurice Jarre
composer, conductor

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice-Alexis Jarre
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:

Score for movies Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, A Passage to India, Dead Poets Society, Ghost, Enemy Mine. Song Lara's Theme

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6505 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 3 February 1994

Monte Hale
singer, country, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Buren Ely
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:

Said to be from San Angelo, Texas, actually born in Oklahoma. Movies Home on the Range, Under Colorado Skies

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 12 November 2004
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 16 January 1998

Jody McCrea
actor, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Joel Dee McCrea
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:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, Operation Bikini, Muscle Beach Party, The Greatest Show on Earth

Jack Wrangler
actor, producer, director

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Stillman
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Margaret Whiting, until he died.
Younger than Margaret Whiting by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Acted in 47 gay adult films. Married 15 years to Margaret Whiting until his death from emphysema.

Rocky Hill
musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
John Rockford Hill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Dusty Hill by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group American Blues. Album Midnight Creepers

Marilyn Chambers
model, actor, politician, producer, dancer, singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Marilyn Ann Briggs
Also Known As:
Evelyn Lang
Marilyn Briggs
Marilyn Taylor
Nickname(s):
99 and 44
100% pure girl
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 10 days before her 57th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adult movie Behind the Green Door and others. Bit part in movie What's New Pussycat. Horror movie Rabid. Candidate for US vice president in 2004 on the Personal Choice Party ticket. Model for Ivory Soap. Song Benihana

Bruce Snyder
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Fletcher Snyder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Oregon as a fullback. Coach, teams University of Southern California, Utah State University, Los Angeles Rams, University of California, Arizona State University

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harry Kalas
baseball, sports analyst, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Kalas
Nickname(s):
Harry the K
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster, for team Philadelphia Phillies. Died after pre-game collapse.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mark Fidrych
baseball, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Steven Fidrych
Nickname(s):
The Bird
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for AL team Detroit Tigers from 1976 through 1980. AL Rookie of the Year 1976. All Star team 2 years. Died on his farm when a dump truck he was working on fell on him.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Doc Blanchard
football, military

Real/Birth Name:
Felix Anthony Blanchard
Nickname(s):
Doc
Little Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First junior to win the Heisman, Team United States Military Academy as fullback. United States Air Force from 1947 until 1971, retired with the rank of Colonel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Beatrice Arthur
actor, Tony Award, Broadway, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Bernice Frankel
Nickname(s):
Bea
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 18 days before her 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Maude, All in the Family, The Golden Girls. Tony Award for Broadway musical Mame. Musical Fiddler on the Roof

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Danny Gans
singer, comedy, actor, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Davies Gans
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Las vegas entertainer, singer, impressionist and comedian. Movie Bull Durham (his part was cut.) Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year. Former minor league baseball player. Grew up in Torrance, California. Death was accidental, caused by a prescription painkiller and heart conditions.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Kemp
US Representative, football, cabinet

Real/Birth Name:
Jack French Kemp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football teams Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills. Congressman from New York, 1971-1989. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 1989-1993. Candidate for vice president with Bob Dole 1996.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dom DeLuise
actor, writer, singer, director, producer, comedy, cook, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Dominick DeLuise
Also Known As:
Dom De Luise
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Carol Arthur, until he died.
Older than Carol Arthur by 2 years.
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Blazing Saddles, The Muppet Movie, Cannonball Run II, The Glass Bottom Boat, Robin Hood: Men in Tights. TV show The Dom DeLuise Show. Voice actor, many cartoon programs and movies. Cookbook author.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1765 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 6 May 1985

Mickey Carroll
actor, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Finocchiaro
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 7 inches (139.7 cm)

Brief Facts:

Member of The Munchkins in movie The Wizard of Oz in role as Town Crier dressed in purple, playing a violin.

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.

Dom DiMaggio
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Dominic Paul DiMaggio
Nickname(s):
the Little Professor
the Prof
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Joe DiMaggio by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Vince DiMaggio by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Center fielder, team Boston Red Sox. Seven times on All-Star team. Served in the military in World War II.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charles Tingwell
actor, producer, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles William Tingwell
Also Known As:
Charles "Bud" Tingwell
Nickname(s):
Bud
Gender:
Male
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:

Movies The Desert Rats, Tarzan the Magnificent, King of the Coral Sea. TV series Homicide. Awarded AM (Member of the Order of Australia) in 1999 Queen's Honours List.

Wayman Tisdale
basketball, jazz, musician, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Wayman Lawrence Tisdale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 25 days before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Power forward. Teams University of Oklahoma, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns. Album Power Forward

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dolla
rapper, model, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Roderick Anthony Burton II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Atlanta based. Group Da Razkalz Cru. Song So Fly. Model for Sean John clothing. Shot and killed at Beverly Center mall in LA. Alleged shooter Aubrey Berry - acquitted after self-defense argument. Rapper Scrapp Deleon is his (half?) brother or cousin.

Wayne Allwine
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Anthony Allwine
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:

husband of
Russi Taylor, until he died.
Younger than Russi Taylor by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Voice actor in role of Mickey Mouse for Disney cartoons for 32 years. Married to Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse.

Lucy Gordon
actor, model, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Lucy Gordon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28, 2 days before her 29th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Perfume, The Four Feathers, Spider-Man 3. Suicide by hanging in her Paris flat.

Tega
rapper, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Ortega Devon Henderson
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Group Da Camp. Shot May 16 in Wellston, Missouri, died days later of wounds. 2008, sentenced to a year?s probation for felony unlawful use of a weapon.

Danny La Rue
actor, singer, comedy, female impersonator

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Patrick Carroll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Female impersonator and comic in the UK. Lead role in musical play Hello Dolly. Awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, in 2002.

David Carradine
actor, criminal, accident

Real/Birth Name:
John Arthur Carradine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
uncle of
son of
father of
half-brother of
Older than Keith Carradine by 12 years.
uncle of
half-brother of
Older than Robert Carradine by 17 years.
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Kung Fu. Movies Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, The Long Riders, Bound for Glory, Gray Lady Down, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2. Found dead in a Bangkok hotel, with an object (rope or other) around his neck. May have been accidental death.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 1 April 1997

Koko Taylor
singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Cora Walton
Also Known As:
KoKo Taylor
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Royal Blue. Songs Wang Dang Doodle, What Kind of Man is This, I Got What It Takes

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dorothy Layton
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Ann Wannenwetsch
Also Known As:
Dorothy W. Taylor
Gender:
Female
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:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Movie Pick-Up (1933)

Bob Bogle
musician, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lenard Bogle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 2 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder group The Ventures. Bassist and lead guitarist. Songs Walk, Don't Run, Perfidia and the theme song from TV show Hawaii Five-O

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of group The Ventures.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of group The Ventures.

Ed McMahon
tv, sidekick, actor, producer, writer, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sidekick to Johnny Carson on TV show The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Host of TV series Star Search. TV game shows The Match Game, Hollywood Squares

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 20 March 1986

Farrah Fawcett
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett
Also Known As:
Farrah Fawcett-Majors
Gender:
Female
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:

ex-wife of
Younger than Lee Majors by 7 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

In role of Jill Munro on TV show Charlie's Angels. Movies The Burning Bed, Sunburn, Saturn 3

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 23 February 1995

Michael Jackson
singer, dancer, actor, overdose, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Jackson
Also Known As:
Michael Joe Jackson (per indictment)
Nickname(s):
Jacko
Wacko Jacko
The King of Pop
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:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Brandon Jackson by 1 year.
ex-husband of
Older than Debbie Rowe by less than 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Jackie Jackson by 7 years.
older brother of
Older than Janet Jackson by 7 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jermaine Jackson by 3 years.
son of
younger brother of
Younger than La Toya Jackson by 2 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lisa Marie Presley by 9 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Marlon Jackson by 1 year.
father of
father of
father of
younger brother of
Younger than Randy Jackson by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rebbie Jackson by 8 years.
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Tito Jackson by 4 years.
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group The Jackson 5, The Jacksons. Famed for "moonwalk" dance step. Albums Thriller, Dangerous. Song I'll Be There. Movie The Wiz. Short film Captain EO. Acquitted of charges of molesting a child, June 13, 2005. First son named originally Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. then name changed after divorce. Died of lethal dose of propofol. Coroner ruled his death a homicide.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Jackson 5.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of group The Jackson 5.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Jackson 5.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Jackson 5.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 20 November 1984
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Jacksons.

Yasmine
singer, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Hilde Rens
Also Known As:
Julie Covington
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Singer, presenter and television personality. Album Vandaag (Het morgen van gisteren). Suicide by hanging fro a tree, depression over split from wife.

Gale Storm
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Josephine Owaissa Cottle
Also Known As:
Gail Storm
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows My Little Margie, The Gale Storm Show. Songs I Hear You Knockin', Dark Moon. Movie Forever Yours

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1519 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6119 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Billy Mays
business, tv

Real/Birth Name:
William D. Mays Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 22 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television ads and infomercials salesman, known for a loud fast pitch. Sells OxiClean, Orange Glow, and other products.

Fred Travalena
comedy, actor, game show, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Albert Travalena III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV game show Super Password

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 3 February 2005

Harve Presnell
actor, singer, opera, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
George Harvey Presnell
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:

Movies Fargo, Face/Off, Saving Private Ryan. TV series Andy Barker, P.I., Dawson's Creek, The Defenders, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Brooadway musical Annie in role of Daddy Warbucks

Karl Malden
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mladen George Sekulovich
Also Known As:
Malden Sekulovich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, How the West Was Won, Birdman of Alcatraz, Patton. TV series Streets of San Francisco. Changed his name from Mladen Sekulovich to Karl Malden at age 22.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6231 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Steve McNair
football, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen LaTreal McNair
Nickname(s):
Air McNair
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens. Shot to death - ruled a murder followed by suicide of the shooter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lou Creekmur
football

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

Brief Facts:

Left offensive tackle/guard. Team Detroit Lions

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Zena Marshall
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Zena Moyra Marshall
Gender:
Female
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:

Role of Bond Girl Miss Taro in movie Dr. No. Movie Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes

Walter Cronkite
tv, news

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Also Known As:
Walter Wilcox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News anchor for TV program CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962-1981.) Covered many famous events, including Vietnam War, assassinations of Kennedy and King, Watergate, and the moon landings.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jill Balcon
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jill Angela Henrietta Balcon
Gender:
Female
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:

mother of
daughter of
wife of
Nicholas Blake, until his earlier death.
Younger than Nicholas Blake by 20 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Wittgenstein, Edward II, An Ideal Husband

Tom Jameson
singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Earl Jameson
Also Known As:
T. Jameson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Group The Jamies. Song Summertime, Summertime released as a single in 1958. Died of cancer.

Merce Cunningham
dancer, choreographer

Real/Birth Name:
Mercier Philip Cunningham
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Merce rhymes with "purse." Famed choreographer, founder of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Longtime partner of John Cage. Many other awards and honors.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Baatin
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Titus Glover
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Slum Village. Detroit-based. Died age 35.

Corazon Aquino
politician, activist, painter

Real/Birth Name:
María Corazón Sumúlong Cojuangco
Nickname(s):
Cory
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President of the Philippines. Responsible for many constitutional and political reforms.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Willy DeVille
singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
William Borsay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 21 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed his name legally in 1974. Song Storybook Love, the theme for movie The Princess Bride. Band Mink Deville. He made use of many genres of music, including Cajun.

Mike Seeger
singer, folk

Real/Birth Name:
Mike Seeger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 8 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Younger than Pete Seeger by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Founder of group New Lost City Ramblers. Played nstruments autoharp, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, guitar, mouth harp, mandolin, dobro, jaw harp, and pan pipes.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver
famous, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Mary Kennedy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
older sister of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 10 years.
older sister of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 6 years.
younger sister of
Younger than John Kennedy by 4 years.
aunt of
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 5 years.
daughter of
aunt of
aunt of
grandmother of
aunt of
aunt of
mother of
older sister of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 2 years.
grandmother of
aunt of
older sister of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 4 years.
daughter of
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 2 years.
wife of
Sargent Shriver, until she died.
Younger than Sargent Shriver by 5 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founded the Special Olympics 1968.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Les Paul
musician, jazz, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Lester William Polsfuss
Also Known As:
Lester Polfuss
Rhubarb Red
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 Mary Ford by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed guitarist. Responsible for electric guitar sound and popularity of the Les Paul Gibson guitar. Invented multi-track recording. Songs How High the Moon, Vaya Con Dios, Mockingbird Hill, Bye Bye, Blues, I'm Sitting on Top of the World. Band The Les Paul Trio. Often recorded with his wife, Mary Ford. Duo Les Paul and Mary Ford

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Dudu Topaz
actor, suicide, accused

Real/Birth Name:
David Goldenberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 31 days before his 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Israeli TV actor, in jail accused of hiring people to assault television executives, apparently hanged himself in jail.

Johnny Carter
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
John Edward Carter
Also Known As:
Johnnie Carter
John E. Carter
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:

Tenor/falsetto, lead singer. A founding member of group The Flamingos and a member of group The Dells

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group The Dells.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Dells.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Flamingos.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Dells.
The Global Doo Wop Coalition Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group The Flamingos.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Dells.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of group The Flamingos.

Dominick Dunne
writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Dominick John Dunne
Nickname(s):
Nick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Producer, movie The Boys in the Band. Books (novels) The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, People Like Us, An Inconvenient Woman, A Season in Purgatory. Writer for magazine Vanity Fair. Wrote both fiction and fictionalized accounts of real events.

Ellie Greenwich
composer, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Louise Greenwich
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jeff Barry, until she died.
Younger than Jeff Barry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced GREN-itch. Wrote or co-wrote songs Be My Baby, Da Doo Ron Ron, Chapel of Love, Leader of the Pack, River Deep, Mountain High

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

DJ AM
dj, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Adam Michael Goldstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Crazy Town. Song Butterfly. Club disc jockey. Injured in airplane crash September 19, 2008 at Columbia, South Carolina, with Travis Barker. Died of accidental drug overdose.

Army Archerd
columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Armand Archerd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A columnist for Variety for over fifty years before retiring his column Just for Variety

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 27 June 1984

Jim Carroll
poet, lyricist, writer, musician, basketball, punk

Real/Birth Name:
James Dennis Carroll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song People Who Died. Album Catholic Boy. Band The Jim Carroll Band, new wave/punk rock. Book which became a movie The Basketball Diaries documents his teenage years and drug addiction.

Larry Gelbart
writer, Broadway

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

Brief Facts:

Broadway musicals A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, City of Angels. Movies Tootsie, Oh, God!. Many episodes of TV series M*A*S*H

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 4 November 1995

Jack Kramer
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
John Albert Kramer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tennis champion in the 1940s. The first executive director of Association of Tennis Professionals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Henry Gibson
comedy, actor, poet

Real/Birth Name:
James Bateman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 7 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Boston Legal. Movies Wedding Crashers, The 'Burbs, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Blues Brothers. Took his name from the Norwegian poet Henrik Ibsen.

Patrick Swayze
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Wayne Swayze
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Point Break, Dirty Dancing, Ghost

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 18 August 1997

Mary Travers
singer, composer, folk

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Allin Travers
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Peter, Paul & Mary. Songs If I Had a Hammer, Puff, the Magic Dragon

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Peter, Paul & Mary.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group Peter, Paul & Mary.

Roc Raida
rapper, dj, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Williams
Also Known As:
Grandmaster Roc Raida
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

DJ, turntablist, producer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Susan Atkins
criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Denise Atkins
Nickname(s):
Sadie Mae Glutz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Manson's "Family". Helped kill Sharon Tate. Sentenced to death, subsequently commuted to life in prison. Denied parole many times.

William Safire
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
William Lewis Safire
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:

Column On Language for the New York Times, and political columnist. Many books as well.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pavel Popovich
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Pavel Romanovich Popovich
Also Known As:
Па́вел Рома́нович Попо́вич
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 6 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soviet cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Soyuz 14
Vostok 4 (1962)
August 12-15. First simultaneous flight of two manned spacecraft.

Michael Henry
relative, football, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Myron Henry
Nickname(s):
Mickey
Mick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Penny Marshall by 1 year.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Was executive director of the Special Olympics in New Mexico. Football, defensive end, team University of New Mexico

Al Martino
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Cini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Crooner. Album Spanish Eyes. Songs Here in My Heart, I Love You Because. Movies The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cullen Bryant
football

Real/Birth Name:
William Cullen Bryant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back, teams Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks. Named for the poet, William Cullen Bryant

Vic Mizzy
composer, conductor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Victor Mizzy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed the theme for TV shows The Addams Family, Green Acres. Songs My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time, Take It Easy, Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes

Soupy Sales
comedy, tv, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Supman
Also Known As:
Soupy Hines
Nickname(s):
Soupbone
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:

TV program The Soupy Sales Show. Famed for thrown pies.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 7 January 2005

August Coppola
educator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
August Coppola
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:

Relationships:

son of
father of
older brother of
Older than Francis Ford Coppola by 5 years.
grand uncle of
uncle of
son of
uncle of
ex-husband of
Older than Joy Vogelsang by 1 year.
grandfather of
father of
father of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Talia Shire by 12 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Dean of School of Creative Arts in San Francisco.

Forest Evashevski
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Forest Evashevski
Nickname(s):
Evy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Michigan, Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks. Coach, teams Washington State University, University of Iowa

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert Enke
soccer, activist, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Enke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

German goalkeeper. Teams (soccer sides) Benfica, Barcelona, Hannover 96. PETA activist. Depression, suicide by standing in front of a moving train.

Jeanne-Claude
painter

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Christo, until she died.
The same age as Christo.

Brief Facts:

Worked with her husband on gigantic art works.

Konstantin Feoktistov
space, scientist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov
Also Known As:
Константин Петрович Феоктистов
Gender:
Male
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:

Doctorate in physics. One of designers of Sputnik. First civilian in space. Only non-Communist in the Soviet cosmonaut corps.

Space Missions:

Voskhod 1 (1964)
October 12-13. First multi-person spacecraft.

AKshun
rapper, business, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Max Gasoi
Also Known As:
AKshun Tha Don
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Seattle local rapper, owner of So Hood Records, shot at killed on a Seattle street, at age 22.

Al Alberts
singer, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Al Albertini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Four Aces. Songs Three Coins in the Fountain, Love is a Many Splendored Thing. In Philadelphia he hosted a Saturday afternoon talent TV show, Al Alberts Showcase

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Four Aces.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Four Aces.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Four Aces.

Gene Barry
actor, producer, singer, musician, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Klass
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The War of the Worlds (1953), War of the Worlds (2005), Soldier of Fortune, Thunder Road. TV shows Bat Masterson, Burke's Law, The Adventurer, The Name of the Game. Broadway shows. Tony Award for musical play La Cage aux Folles

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6555 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater, ceremony date: 5 May 1988
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 19 March 1994

Ready
rapper, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Martinez
Also Known As:
Raymond "Ready" Martinez
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Martinez, 25, was killed after pulling a machine pistol on a sergeant after fleeing officers who stopped him from aggressively peddling his rap CD to tourists and then shaking them down for cash.

Yvonne King
singer, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelia Yvonne Driggs
Nickname(s):
Vonnie
Gender:
Female
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group The King Sisters. TV show The King Family Show

Oral Roberts
religion, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Granville Oral Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Televangelist and founder of a university in Oklahoma bearing his name.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jennifer Jones
model, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Phylis Lee Isley
Also Known As:
Phyllis Isley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
David O. Selznick, until his earlier death.
Younger than David O. Selznick by 16 years.
wife of
Norton Simon, until his earlier death.
Younger than Norton Simon by 12 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Robert Walker by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Towering Inferno, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Song of Bernadette, Duel in the Sun, A Farewell to Arms

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6429 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Brittany Murphy
actor, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Brittany Anne Murphy
Nickname(s):
Britt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Clueless, 8 Mile, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Girl, Interrupted, Riding in Cars with Boys. Voice actor in TV series King of the Hill. Lead vocals her band Blessed Soul

Hope Newell
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Hope Newell
Also Known As:
Hope Newell Daly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than James Daly by 2 years.
grandmother of
mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Bit parts in shows with her daughter. Book A Cap for Mary Ellis
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