People Who Died in the Year 2010:

(138 found)

Yvette Vickers
actor, model, playmate

Real/Birth Name:
Iola Yvette Vedder
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Playboy Playmate July 1959. Movies Hud, Attack of the 50-Ft Woman (1958), Attack of the Giant Leeches. She was discovered dead by a neighbor in April 2011. The state of her body suggested that she had been dead for close to a year.

Art Clokey
producer, inventor, educator, writer, actor, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Farrington
Also Known As:
Arthur Charles Clokey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed when he was adopted. Creator of the Gumby character. TV series The Gumby Show. Movie Gumby: the Movie. Voice actor.

Eric Rohmer
director, actor, producer

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

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "row-MEHR." Movies My Night at Maud's, Claire's Knee, Pauline at the Beach.

Jay Reatard
musician, singer, punk

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Garage-punk music. Guitarist. Albums Teenage Hate, Watch Me Fall. Groups Reatards, Lost Sounds, Angry Angles.

Teddy Pendergrass
singer, composer, R&B, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass
Also Known As:
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass Sr.
Nickname(s):
Teddy P
TP
Teddy Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and soul singer. Songs If You Don't Know Me by Now, Close the Door.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Charles
singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Charles Guidry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs See You Later, Alligator, Walking to New Orleans - performed by Fats Domino.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Carl Smith
singer, country, actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Milton Smith
Nickname(s):
Mister Country
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Goldie Hill, until her earlier death.
Older than Goldie Hill by 5 years.
ex-husband of
Older than June Carter Cash by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Let's Live a Little, You Are the One, Back Up Buddy, Hey Joe!, Loose Talk. Movies The Badge of Marshal Brennan, Buffalo Gun.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1517 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Erich Segal
writer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Erich Wolf Segal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Screenwiter for movies Love Story, Yellow Submarine.

Robert Parker
writer, educator

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

Brief Facts:

The Spenser mysteries, basis for the TV series Spenser: For Hire. Also a series of Jesse Stone novels.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Apache
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Peaks
Also Known As:
Rapper Apache
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Flavor Unit. Died of a protracted illness.

Jean Simmons
soap, actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Merilyn Simmons
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 9 days before her 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical Guys and Dolls. Movies Spartacus, The Robe, Androcles and the Lion, Caesar and Cleopatra, Divorce American Style, The Happy Ending, Daisies in December. TV series North and South, Great Expectations, Dark Shadows. Became a US citizen in 1956.

Johnny Seven
actor, writer, producer, director

Real/Birth Name:
John Anthony Fetto II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 32 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Apartment. TV series Ironside.

Pernell Roberts
actor, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Pernell Elvin Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Bonanza, Trapper John, M.D.. Civil rights marcher.

Chemical Ali
criminal, executed

Real/Birth Name:
Ali Hassan al-Majid
Nickname(s):
The Butcher of Kurdistan
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:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Convicted of being a war criminal. Occupation governor of Kuwait. Gassed more than 5,000 Kurds in 1988. Executed by hanging.

J.D. Salinger
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome David Salinger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of the novel The Catcher in the Rye published 1951.

Zelda Rubinstein
soap, actor, little person, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Zelda May Rubinstein
Also Known As:
Zelda Rubenstein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 3 inches (129.54 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movies Poltergeist, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Poltergeist III, Anguish. TV series Picket Fences, Santa Barbara.

Tom Brookshier
football, coach, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Jefferson Brookshier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback, defensive back. Teams University of Colorado, Philadelphia Eagles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

David Brown
producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
David Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Helen Gurley Brown, until he died.
Older than Helen Gurley Brown by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Films Jaws, Cocoon, Driving Miss Daisy. Play and movie A Few Good Men. Broadway musicals Sweet Smell of Success, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Nominated for Tony Award for both musicals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bill Dudley
football, politician

Real/Birth Name:
William McGarvey Dudley
Nickname(s):
Bullet Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback/defensive back/punter/kicker. Teams Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins. Virginia House of Delegates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ian Carmichael
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Ian Gillett Carmichael
Also Known As:
Ian Carmichael OBE
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:

Broadway farce play Boeing-Boeing. Movies School for Scoundrels, I'm All Right Jack, Private's Progress, Lucky Jim. Role of Lord Peter Wimsey in multiple television mini-series.

Charles Wilson
US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Nesbitt Wilson
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US House of Representatives, Texas, 2nd district, from 1973 to 1996. Democratic party. Subject of movie Charlie Wilson's War.

Alexander McQueen
style, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Alexander McQueen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40, 33 days before his 41st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

British fashion designer. Appointed CBE. Death was suicide by hanging, per coroner.

Dale Hawkins
musician, composer, producer

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

Brief Facts:

Co-composer of song Susie Q also known as song Susie-Q, Susy-Q. Swamp rock boogie, or rockabilly style.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Andrew Koenig
actor, director, writer, producer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Andrew Koenig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Danielle Koenig by 4 years.
son of
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series Growing Pains. Movies Batman: Dead End. Suicide by hanging from a tree. Body found in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dick Francis
writer, horse racing, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Stanley Francis
Gender:
Male
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:

Appointed CBE in 2000. Former jockey. Writes novels about involving horse racing. Books Whip Hand, Dead Cert, Odds Against.

Doug Fieger
singer, composer, musician, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Lars Fieger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Knacks. Song My Sharona.

Kathryn Grayson
actor, singer, Broadway, educator, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Zelma Kathryn Hedrick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie musicals Show Boat, Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate. Broadway musical Camelot. Sang in operas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Lionel Jeffries
actor, writer, director, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Charles Jeffries
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

movies Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Tarzan the Magnificent, First Men in the Moon, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad, Call Me Bwana.

T-Bone Wolk
musician, bassist, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wolk
Also Known As:
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
Nickname(s):
Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist with group Hall & Oates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of group Hall & Oates.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of group Hall & Oates.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group Hall & Oates.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry2 September 2016 as a member of group Hall & Oates.

Mark Linkous
singer, musician, composer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Mark Linkous
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bands Dancing Hoods, Sparklehorse. Albums Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain, Suicide by gunshot to the heart.

Corey Haim
actor

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

Brief Facts:

Movies The Lost Boys, Murphy's Romance, Blown Away, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, License to Drive, Watchers, Shark City. TV series The Two Coreys.

Merlin Olsen
football, actor, model, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Merlin Jay Olsen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lineman, football team Los Angeles Rams, the Fearsome Foursome. TV shows Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy. Spokesmodel on television commercials. Sports analyst.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

G Baby
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Brown
Also Known As:
G-Baby
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aspiring rapper, shot at a club in Queens. Age 22. Signed to Get Low Records.

Peter Graves
actor, western, director

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Aurness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 4 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than James Arness by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV shows Mission: Impossible, 7th Heaven, Whiplash. Movies Stalag 17, Airplane II: The Sequel, Men in Black II, It Conquered the World.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry30 October 2009

Nate Dogg
rapper, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Album Music & Me. Joined US Marine Corps - dishonorable discharge. G-Funk style early in career. Member group 213. Died after a series of strokes.

Robert White
aviator, engineer, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Michael White
Nickname(s):
Bob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

X-15 test pilot.

Space Missions:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Fess Parker
actor, director, producer, business, winery

Real/Birth Name:
Fess Elisha Parker Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Daniel Boone, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1962), Disneyland in the role of Davy Crockett. Movie Old Yeller. A winemaker and resort owner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Colleen Kay Hutchins
model

Real/Birth Name:
Colleen Kay Hutchins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
wife of
Ernie Vandeweghe, until she died.
Older than Ernie Vandeweghe by 2 years.
mother of
older sister of
Older than Mel Hutchins by 2 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Miss America 1952.

Johnny Maestro
singer

Real/Birth Name:
John Mastrangelo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song 16 Candles the 1958 doo-wop hit with group The Crests. The theme for movie Sixteen Candles. Also group The Brooklyn Bridge, song The Worst That Could Happen.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Crests.

Robert Culp
actor, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Martin Culp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than France Nuyen by 8 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series I Spy, The Greatest American Hero, Trackdown, Everybody Loves Raymond (as Ray's father-in-law Warren.) Movies PT 109, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Pelican Brief.

June Havoc
actor, model, dancer, writer, director, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Evangeline Hovick
Also Known As:
Baby June
Ellen June Hovick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Gypsy Rose Lee by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Gentleman's Agreement. Play Marathon '33. Broadway musical Pal Joey.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6618 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6413 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jaime Escalante
educator, mathematician

Real/Birth Name:
Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutierrez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teacher of calculus in East Los Angeles. The subject of the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Coots Matthews
business

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Owen Matthews
Nickname(s):
Coots
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 23 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Business of handling oil-well fires, former associate of Red Adair. Co-founder of Boots & Coots International Well Control which used explosives to stifle fires.

Ed Roberts
inventor, business, doctor

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Edward Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Created the MITS Altair 8800, considered the first personal computer, also the first with a Basic language, which was done by Bill Gates, Paul Allen. Later became a country doctor.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Forsythe
soap, actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
John Lincoln Freund
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:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dynasty. Broadway plays Mister Roberts, The Teahouse of the August Moon. Movies The Trouble with Harry, Topaz, The Ambassador's Daughter, Madame X, In Cold Blood.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Chris Kanyon
wrestling, suicide, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Morgan Klucsarits
Also Known As:
Kanyon
Mortis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro wrestler. Suicide by depressant overdose.

Lori Martin
actor, soap, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Dawn Catherine Menzer
Also Known As:
Dawn Menzer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 14 days before her 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Cape Fear (1962). TV series National Velvet.

Vitali Sevastyanov
space, engineer, politician, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Vitali Ivanovich Sevastyanov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut and engineer. Elected to the State Duma in 1994.

Space Missions:

Corin Redgrave
actor, Tony Award, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Corin Redgrave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
father of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Lynn Redgrave by 3 years.
son of
uncle of
uncle of
son of
grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than Vanessa Redgrave by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Man for All Seasons, Four Weddings and a Funeral, England, My England, Enigma. TV mini-series The Forsyte Saga. Nominated for Tony Award, Broadway play Not About Nightingales.

Wilma Mankiller
politician, activist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Pearl Mankiller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation for 10 years. Book Mankiller: A Chief and Her People.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Meinhardt Raabe
actor, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Meinhardt Frank Raabe
Also Known As:
Meiny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 7 inches (139.7 cm)

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced Mine-heart RAH-bee. Role of the Munchkin Coroner in movie The Wizard of Oz, a member of The Munchkins. His only lines: "As coroner, I must aver... I thoroughly examined her... And she's not only merely dead... She's really most sincerely dead!" which were dubbed by someone else.

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.

Dixie Carter
actor, soap, producer, musician, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Dixie Virginia Carter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Hal Holbrook, until she died.
Younger than Hal Holbrook by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

In TV series Designing Women, Diff'rent Strokes, The Edge of Night, Desperate Housewives. Television movie Our First Christmas. Broadway musical Pal Joey.

Mississippi Slim (blues)
blues, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Horn Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

See also Mississippi Slim. Song Crying in the Arms of Another Love.

Peter Steele
singer, musician, composer, model, actor, metal, bassist, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Thomas Ratajczyk
Also Known As:
Green Man
The Ogre Salami
Ladder Rung
Jolly Green Giant
Lord Petrus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Member of bands Type O Negative, Fallout. Album Life is Killing Me. Lead vocalist, bassist, and composer. Rock, gothic metal, heavy metal styles. Centerfold model in magazine Playgirl. A deep bass voice.

Guru
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Keith Elam
Also Known As:
Guru Keith E
Keithy E
MC Keith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Son of a judge. Guru means Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal. Group Gang Starr with DJ Premier. Albums Step in the Arena, The Ownerz. Died of cancer. Birth year controversial - 1961 from arrest sheet and family member.

Dorothy Height
activist, educator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Irene Height
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Major civil rights leader. President of National Council of Negro Women.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dorothy Provine
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Michele Dorothy Provine
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Great Race, That Darn Cat!, Good Neighbor Sam. TV series The Roaring 20's.

Lynn Redgrave
actor, Tony Award, Broadway, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Lynn Rachel Redgrave
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Corin Redgrave by 3 years.
aunt of
aunt of
ex-wife of
Younger than John Clark by 10 years.
daughter of
aunt of
mother of
daughter of
granddaughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Vanessa Redgrave by 6 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Georgy Girl, Gods and Monsters. Tony nominations for plays Mrs. Warren's Profession, Shakespeare for My Father, The Constant Wife. Book Journal: A Mother and Daughter's Recovery from Breast Cancer. Appointed OBE 2001. Naturalized US citizen.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ernie Harwell
sports analyst, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
William Earnest Harwell
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:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for team Detroit Tigers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robin Roberts (baseball)
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robin Evans Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tyler Lambert
photographer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Tyler Edward Lambert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Cameraman. Suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, two days before the 11th anniversary of his mother's death.

Dave Fisher
singer, folk

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

Brief Facts:

Group The Highwaymen (folk music). Songs Michael, Row the Boat Ashore, Cotton Fields, All My Trials, Big Rock Candy Mountain.

Lena Horne
singer, jazz, actor, Broadway, Tony Award, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Lena Calhoun Horne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Stormy Weather.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6282 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Yung Hott
rapper, criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jerode Paige
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
27 or 28
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot while making his first video at his home town. Had served 30 months for drug charges. Age 27.

Ronnie James Dio
singer, musician, composer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald James Padavona
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavy metal. Groups Rainbow, Black Sabbath replacing Ozzy Osbourne in the latter group. Also his own band Dio.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Black Sabbath.

Martin Gardner
writer, mathematician, scientist, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Gardner
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:

Known for popularizing recreational mathematics and debunking paranormal claims. Column Mathematical Games in magazine Scientific American. Wrote more than 50 books, including The Annotated Alice, The Annotated Wizard of Oz.

Paul Gray
musician, metal, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Dedrick Gray
Also Known As:
#2
The Pig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist of the Grammy Award-winning Nu-metal rock band Slipknot. Wore a black mask. Noted for using altered tunings on his bass.

Art Linkletter
radio, tv, writer, kids, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Gordon Kelly
Also Known As:
Arthur Gordon Linkletter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted as a baby. Moved to USA when he was about 7. TV shows Kids Say the Darndest Things, People Are Funny, Art Linkletter's House Party. Wrote books: Old Age is Not for Sissies, How to Be a Supersalesman, Confessions of a Happy Man, Hobo on the Way to Heaven, I Didn't Do It Alone.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Gary Coleman
actor, model, accident, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Wayne Coleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 8 inches (142.24 cm)

Brief Facts:

Star of TV series Diff'rent Strokes. Candidate for governor of California in 2003. Movies Church Ball, Party, Shafted!, Fox Hunt. Spokesperson in television commercials. Twice had a kidney transplant. Died of an intracranial hemorhage after a fall.

Dennis Hopper
actor, photographer, painter, sculptor, director

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Lee Hopper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Michelle Phillips by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Easy Rider, Hoosiers, Apocalypse Now, Rumble Fish, Ostermann Weekend, Speed, Waterworld.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry26 March 2010

George N. Martin
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
George N. Martin
Also Known As:
George Martin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Katherine Helmond by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays On the Waterfront, Plenty. Movies Dave, President's Physician, The Man Without a Face, Dead Poets Society.

John Wooden
basketball, coach, educator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Wooden
Nickname(s):
The Wizard of Westwood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach. Basketball team UCLA.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rue McClanahan
actor, producer, Broadway, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Eddi-Rue McClanahan
Also Known As:
Rhue McClanahan
Gender:
Female
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:

TV show The Golden Girls, Mama's Family, Maude, Another World. Movies Out to Sea, Starship Troopers, The Rotten Apple.

Marvin Isley
singer, R&B, musician, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Isley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ernie Isley by 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Kelly Isley by 15 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Ron Isley by 12 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rudolph Isley by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

R&B group The Isley Brothers. Song Shout.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Marina Semyonova
dancer, ballet, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Marina Timofeyevna Semyonova
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101, 3 days before her 102nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced Sem-YOH-no-vah. Famed ballerina in the 1920s and 1930s USSR at the Bolshoi Theatre. Died 3 days short of 102nd birthday.

Gene Conners
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Gene Conner
Also Known As:
Gene Connors
Nickname(s):
The Mighty Flea
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz trombonis.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Les Richter
football, auto racing

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

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Team Los Angeles Rams.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jimmy Dean
musician, actor, business, singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Ray Dean
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:

Song Big Bad John. Movie Diamonds are Forever in role of Willard Whyte. Sold "Jimmy Dean" sausage in ads on television.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Leonid Kizim
space

Real/Birth Name:
Leonid Denisovich Kizim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Soyuz T-10 - Launch only
Soyuz T-11 - Return only
Soyuz T-3

Garry Shider
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Garry Marshall Shider
Nickname(s):
Diaper Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Member of Parliament-Funkadelic aka band P-Funk.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert Byrd
US Representative, Senator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.
Also Known As:
Robert Carlyle Byrd
Robert C. Byrd
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:

At age 1, his mother died, he was moved to live with his aunt and uncle, who renamed him Robert Carlyle Byrd. Served over 51 years as Democratic senator from West Virginia, 1959-2010, the longest service as senator. Previously a US Representative 1953-1959. Held offices of Majority Whip, Minority Leader, twice Majority Leader and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Early in life he was a member of the KKK, and voted against civil rights, which he later regretted and apologized for.

Don Coryell
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Donald David Coryell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive back. Team University of Washington. As a coach, teams Whittier College, University of Southern California, San Diego State University, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Chargers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ilene Woods
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jacquelyn Ruth Woods
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of Cinderella in animated movie Cinderella. Songs Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes.

Harvey Fuqua
singer, R&B, producer, composer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Fuqua
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 21 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of group The Moonglows. Died in an auto crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of group The Moonglows.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Moonglows.

Vonetta McGee
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Vonetta Lawrence McGee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Eiger Sanction, Repo Man, Blacula. TV series L.A. Law, Cagney & Lacey.

Sugar Minott
singer, producer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Lincoln Barrington Minott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also dancehall music. Recording system operator.

Buff Cobb
actor, producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Patrizia Cobb Chapman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Mike Wallace by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Uncredited part in movie Anna and the King of Siam. Nominated for Tony Ward as a producer. TV show All Around the Town.

George Steinbrenner
baseball, business

Real/Birth Name:
George Michael Steinbrenner III
Nickname(s):
The Boss
Manager George
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Principal owner of Major League Baseball team New York Yankees.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hank Cochran
musician, composer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Perry Cochran
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 18 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jeannie Seely by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song I Fall to Pieces with Harlan Howard. Made popular by Patsy Cline. Songs Make the World Go Away, A Little Bitty Tear. Performed for a while with Eddie Cochran - not related.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Daniel Schorr
news, tv, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Louis Schorr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On National Public Radio as well as CNN.

Jack Tatum
football

Real/Birth Name:
John David Tatum
Nickname(s):
The Assassin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Free safety. Teams Ohio State University, Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Maury Chaykin
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Maury Alan Chaykin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery. Movies WarGames, My Cousin Vinny, Whale Music, Dances with Wolves.

Mitch Miller
conductor, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Mitchell William Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Sing Along with Mitch.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Gary Johnson
football

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Lynn Johnson
Also Known As:
Gary "Big Hands" Johnson
Nickname(s):
Big Hands
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 27 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Catfish Collins
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Phelps Collins
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:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Bootsy Collins by 8 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Rhythm guitarist for band Parliament-Funkadelic aka band P-Funk.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Patricia Neal
actor, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Patsy Louise Neal
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:

Movies Hud, The Fountainhead, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Operation Pacific, The Miracle Worker, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Cookie's Fortune.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry20 May 2005

Ted Stevens
Senator, aviator, military, lawyer, accused, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Fulton Stevens
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pilot in World War II, awarded Distinguished Flying Cross. Republican Senator from Alaska, December 24, 1968 - January 3, 2009, longer than any other Republican senator. Convicted of making false statements, conviction reversed due to prosecutorial misconduct. Lost his reelection bid. Died when a plane crashed as he was going on a fishing trip in Alaska.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Abbey Lincoln
singer, jazz, actor, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Anna Marie Wooldridge
Also Known As:
Aminata Moseka
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies For Love of Ivy, The Girl Can't Help It.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Steve DeLong
football

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Cyril DeLong
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end / tackle. Teams University of Tennessee, San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bears.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnny Bailey
football

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Lee Bailey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Texas A&I University, Chicago Bears, Phoenix Cardinals, Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, Iowa Barnstormers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William B. Lenoir
space, educator, aviator, accident, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
William Benjamin Lenoir
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and engineer. The first operational space shuttle mission. Died from head injuries in a bicycle accident.

Space Missions:

STS-5
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 11, 1982

Duration: 5d 2h.

Cammie King
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanore Cammack King
Also Known As:
Cammie King Conlon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of child Bonnie Blue Butler in the 1939 movie Gone with the Wind. Voice actor in animated film Bambi.

Paul Conrad
cartoonist, sculptor

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Francis Conrad
Gender:
Male
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:

Political editorial cartoons in newspapers Denver Post, Los Angeles Times. Sculpture Chain Reaction made of chains in Santa Monica, California. Pulitzer Prize for cartoons, 1964, 1971 and 1984.

Harold Gould
actor, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Harold V. Goldstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Rhoda, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Multiple TV roles - usually as a father or grandfather.

Ron Kramer
football

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald J. Kramer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kenny McKinley
football, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Kendrick L. McKinley
Nickname(s):
Kenny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams University of South Carolina, Denver Broncos. Suicide by gunshot. Depression over big gambling debt, injuries, post-career problems.

Eddie Fisher
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Jack Fisher
Nickname(s):
Sonny Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Connie Stevens by 9 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Debbie Reynolds by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Elizabeth Taylor by 3 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV show Coke Time with Eddie Fisher. Movies BUtterfield 8, Bundle of Joy. Songs Any Time, I'm Walking Behind You, Oh, My Pa-pa, I'm Yours, Lady of Spain, Count Your Blessings.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Jackie Burroughs
actor, writer, producer, director

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

Brief Facts:

Movies The Dead Zone, Heavy Metal. TV series Road to Avonlea.

Olga C. Nardone
actor, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Olga Nida Carmena Nardone
Nickname(s):
Little Olga
Princess Olga
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:
Height:
3 feet 4 inches (101.6 cm)

Brief Facts:

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

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.

Gloria Stuart
actor, singer, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Frances Stewart
Also Known As:
Gloria Stuart Sheekman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Movies The Invisible Man (1933), Rebecca of Sunnybrooke Farm, Titanic. Nominated for Oscar for Titanic role of Old Rose.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry26 September 2000

George Blanda
football

Real/Birth Name:
George Frederick Blanda
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football quarterback and placekicker with teams Houston Oilers, Chicago Bears and more. Played professionally for 26 seasons, in 340 games.

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Arthur Penn
director, producer, educator, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Hiller Penn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Miracle Worker, Alice's Restaurant, Bonnie and Clyde.

Tony Curtis
actor, military, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Herschel Schwartz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Janet Leigh by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Served on a submarine tender in World War II. Movies Trapeze, The Sweet Smell of Success, Operation Petticoat, Spartacus, Houdini, Some Like It Hot, The Defiant Ones.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6817 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Stephen J. Cannell
writer, producer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Joseph Cannell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name rhymes with "flannel." Created (or co-) nearly 40 TV series, mostly crime dramas, including The Rockford Files, The Greatest American Hero, The A-Team, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, Silk Stalkings, The Commish. Scripted more than 450 episodes, and produced or executive produced over 1,500 episodes.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry14 January 1985

Norman Wisdom
comedy, singer, actor, writer, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Joseph Wisdom
Also Known As:
Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom
Sir Norman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

British comedian and actor, often in role of Mr. Grump, Norman Pitkin. Knighted 2000.

Joan Sutherland
opera, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Alston Sutherland
Also Known As:
Dame Joan Sutherland
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 28 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Noted soprano. Opera Lucia di Lammermoor. Dame Commander (DBE) in the New Year Honours of 1979.

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Belva Plain
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Belva Offenberg
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95, 3 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of women's stories and novels. Book Evergreen.

Simon MacCorkindale
soap, actor, producer, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Simon Charles Pendered MacCorkindale
Also Known As:
Simon Mac Corkindale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Fiona Fullerton by 4 years.
husband of
Susan George, until he died.
Younger than Susan George by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series Falcon Crest. Movie Jaws 3-D.

Johnny Sheffield
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Jon Matthew Sheffield Cassan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Seven films in the role of Tarzan's Boy. Movies Tarzan Finds a Son!, Tarzan and the Leopard Woman and more. Also several jungle films in the role of Bomba.

Barbara Billingsley
actor

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

Brief Facts:

Role of the mother in TV series Leave It to Beaver.

Eyedea
rapper, singer, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Larsen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28, 24 days before his 29th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22

Brief Facts:

Duo Eyedea & Abilities. Died in sleep, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tom Bosley
soap, actor, radio, model, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Bosley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote, Port Charles, Father Dowling Mysteries, The Sandy Duncan Show. Spokesperson for Glad trash bags. Broadway musicals Fiorello, Beauty and the Beast. Won Tony Award.

Charlie O'Donnell
radio, dj, tv, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Charles O'Donnell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Announcer for many TV game shows, especially Wheel of Fortune.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jerry Bock
composer, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Jerrold Lewis Bock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 20 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musicals Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello.

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Sparky Anderson
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
George Lee Anderson
Nickname(s):
Sparky
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:

Managed teams Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds.

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Dino De Laurentiis
producer

Real/Birth Name:
Agostino De Laurentiis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Silvana Mangano by 10 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies King Kong (1976), Serpico, Barbarella, Halloween II, Conan the Barbarian, Hannibal.

Ingrid Pitt
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ingoushka Petrov
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 2 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Survivor of a concentration camp as a child. Movies The Wicker Man, Where Eagles Dare plus a number of horror movies Vampire Lovers, The House That Dripped Blood, Countess Dracula. TV series Doctor Who.

Leslie Nielsen
soap, actor, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie William Nielsen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Airplane!, Forbidden Planet, The Poseidon Adventure, Tammy and the Bachelor, Spy Hard, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Dracula: Dead and Loving It. TV series Police Squad!, Peyton Place.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry9 December 1988
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 445 N. Palm Canyon Drive4 December 1997

Patrick Rooney
football

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick J. Rooney
Also Known As:
Patrick J. Rooney Sr.
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Director of the team Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ron Santo
baseball, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Edward Santo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base. Teams Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox.

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Don Meredith
football, sports analyst, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Don Meredith
Nickname(s):
Dandy Don
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for team Dallas Cowboys, threw for 17,199 yards and 111 touchdowns. TV program Monday Night Football.

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John du Pont
criminal, wrestling, coach, writer

Real/Birth Name:
John Eleuthère du Pont
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of movie Foxcatcher. An heir to the du Pont fortune. Founded the Delaware Museum of Natural History in 1957. Ornithologist, philatelist, conchologist, sports enthusiast, and self-styled wrestling coach. Murdered wrestler Dave Schultz. Died in prison.

Blake Edwards
writer, director, actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
William Blake Crump
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:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Julie Andrews, until he died.
Older than Julie Andrews by 13 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Peter Gunn. Movies The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Operation Petticoat, 10, Victor Victoria, Days of Wine and Roses.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6908 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry3 April 1991

Bob Feller
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Andrew Feller
Nickname(s):
Heater from Van Meter
Bullet Bob
Rapid Robert
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:

Pitcher for team Cleveland Indians.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Magnolia Shorty
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Renetta Yemika Lowe-Bridgewater
Nickname(s):
Queen of Bounce
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bounce music. Shot and killed, likely gang related.

Bud Greenspan
producer, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jonah J. Greenspan
Joseph Greenspan
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:

Known for televising and documenting the Olympic Games.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Teena Marie
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Christine Brockert
Also Known As:
Lady Tee
Ivory Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Ooo La La La, Work it, It Must Be Magic, Lovergirl, Square Biz, Fire and Desire. Album Congo Square.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Farrell
singer, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Roberto Alfonso Farrell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dutch national, born in Aruba. Disco group Boney M.
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