People Who Died in the Year 2012:

(125 found)

Freddy E
rapper, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Eugene Buhl
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot himself in the head, Age 22.

Johnny Otis
bandleader, dj, musician, blues, composer, producer, activist, writer, religion, educator, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes
Also Known As:
John Veliotis
Johnny Otis Show
Nickname(s):
Godfather of Rhythm and Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Greek ancestry. Book Listen to the Lambs. Songs Willie and the Hand Jive, Harlem Nocturne, Every Beat of My Heart, Double Crossing Blues.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Etta James
singer, R&B, jazz, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Jamesetta Hawkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 5 days before her 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs At Last, Dance with Me, Henry. The latter is a variant of song Work with Me, Annie by Hank Ballard.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry18 April 2003

Dick Tufeld
actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Norton Tufeld
Gender:
Male
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:

Brief Facts:

Actor, narrator, announcer. Voice of the The Robot on TV series Lost in Space.

Joe Paterno
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vincent Paterno
Nickname(s):
Joe
JoePa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long-time (almost 46 years) coach for team Pennsylvania State University. Fired mid-season 2011 after a scandal involving an assistant coach.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

James Farentino
soap, actor, criminal, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
James Farentino
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 31 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Elizabeth Ashley by 1 year.
ex-husband of
Older than Michele Lee by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Dynasty, Jesus of Nazareth, The Bold Ones. Movie Ensign Pulver. Broadway plays The Night of the Iguana, Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire.

Nick Santino
actor, director, writer, producer, soap, suicide, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Nick Santino
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series All My Children, Guiding Light, Suicide by overdose, 1 day after his birthday, distraught after his pit bull terrier was euthanized due to new dog restrictions at his Manhattan condominium complex.

Leslie Carter
singer, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Barbara Carter
Nickname(s):
Brat
Lessie
Leanne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Aaron Carter by 1 year.
sister of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Nick Carter by 6 years.
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Song Like Wow!, in animated movie Shrek.

Angelo Dundee
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo Mirena Jr.
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:

Boxing promoter and trainer of many champions, including Muhammad Ali.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Cornelius
tv, producer, actor, criminal, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Cortez Cornelius
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator and host of TV show Soul Train. Movie Tapeheads. Probation for spousal abuse. Self-inflicted gunshot.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry27 February 1997

Ben Gazzara
actor, director, Tony Award, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Biagio Anthony Gazzara
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Janice Rule by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies Anatomy of a Murder, The Thomas Crown Affair, Illuminata, Voyage of the Damned, The Bridge at Remagen. Broadway play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - nominated for Tony Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Zalman King
producer, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Zalman King Lefkovitz
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:

Brief Facts:

TV series Red Shoe Diaries.

Janice E. Voss
space, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Janice Elaine Ford
Also Known As:
Janice E. Voss
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASA shuttle astronaut and engineer and mission specialist. Participated in the first Shuttle rendezvous with the Mir space station. Flew around the station, but did not actually dock.

Space Missions:

Mir
STS-57
Shuttle Endeavour, launched June 21, 1993

Duration: 9d 23h.
STS-63
Shuttle Discovery, launched February 03, 1995

Duration: 8d 6h.
STS-83
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 04, 1997

Duration: 3d 23h.
STS-94
Shuttle Columbia, launched July 01, 1997

Duration: 15d 16h.
STS-99
Shuttle Endeavour, launched February 11, 2000

Duration: 11d 5h.

Peter Breck
actor, western, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Peter Breck
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Movies Benji, The Crawling Hand. TV series The Big Valley, Maverick in role of Doc Holliday.

Whitney Houston
actor, singer, model, accident, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Whitney Elizabeth Houston
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Older than Bobby Brown (singer) by 5 years.
daughter of
first cousin of
first cousin of
half-sister of
Younger than Gary Garland by 5 years.
daughter of
niece of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife. Song I Will Always Love You written by Dolly Parton. Producer of movie The Princess Diaries. Album Just Whitney. Accidental drowning in a bathtub in a hotel due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Elyse Knox
actor, style, model

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

Relationships:

grandmother of
mother of
mother of
mother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
wife of
Tom Harmon, until his earlier death.
Older than Tom Harmon by 1 year.
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Mummy's Tomb, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Joe Palooka, Champ, Gentleman Joe Palooka, Joe Palooka in the Knockout and sequels.

Gary Carter
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Edmund Carter
Nickname(s):
Kid
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:

Catcher. Teams Montreal Expos, New York Mets. Named an All-Star 11 times, coached after retirement. Died of brain cancer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Trayvon Martin
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Trayvon Benjamin Martin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
17, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot by George Zimmerman as he was walking home. No conviction.

Davy Jones
actor, horse racing, singer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
David Thomas Jones
Also Known As:
David Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Monkees and TV show The Monkees. Song I'm a Believer. Broadway (and London) musical Oliver! with a Tony Award nomination.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of group The Monkees.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Monkees.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Monkees.

Andrew Breitbart
writer, columnist, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew James Breitbart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Conservative founder of a political commentary web site. Book Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World. Died when he collapsed while taking a walk, possibly of heart failure.

Ronnie Montrose
musician, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Douglas Montrose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock guitarist. Played in his own bandsand as a session musician. Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot.

Robert B. Sherman
composer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bernard Sherman
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:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Richard M. Sherman by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs it's a small world (after all), Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Feed the Birds, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Let's Get Together. Movies The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, The Parent Trap, Charlotte's Web, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Snoopy, Come Home, Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bert Sugar
boxing, publisher, writer, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Bert Randolph Sugar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Boxing writer and sports historian. Boxing magazines Boxing Illustrated, The Ring, Bert Sugar's Fight Game and over 80 books, mostly about boxing history.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Adrienne Rich
poet, writer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Adrienne Cecile Rich
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poet, essayist, and feminist. Books Change of World, Diving into the Wreck. Won numerous honors and awards.

Earl Scruggs
musician, bluegrass

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Eugene Scruggs
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:

Songs Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Lester Flatt in duo Flatt & Scruggs. Invented the three-finger roll on the banjo. Joined the group Blue Grass Boys.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry13 February 2003

Mike Wallace
tv, commentator, news, actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Myron Leon Wallace
Also Known As:
Myron Wallace
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93, 32 days before his 94th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Buff Cobb by 9 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Best known for long CBS News involvement, especially TV series 60 Minutes. Announcer on radio programs Sky King, Green Hornet. TV show All Around the Town.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jonathan Frid
actor, soap, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
John Herbert Frid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dark Shadows in role of Barnabas Collins. Movie House of Dark Shadows. Broadway revival play Arsenic and Old Lace.

Teddy Charles
jazz, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Charles Cohen
Also Known As:
Teddy Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Instruments: vibraphone, piano, and drums. In 1951 he changed his last name to Charles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dick Clark
producer, tv, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wagstaff Clark
Nickname(s):
America's Oldest Teenager
The World's Oldest Teenager
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show American Bandstand.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Levon Helm
singer, musician, actor

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

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and drummer. Band The Band. Songs The Weight, Up on Cripple Creek, Ophelia, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Movies Shooter, The Right Stuff, Coal Miner's Daughter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Canada's Walk of Fame 2014 as a member of group The Band.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of group The Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of group The Band.

Amarillo Slim
actor, writer, billiards

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Austin Preston Jr.
Nickname(s):
World's Greatest Gambler
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:

Professional poker player. Winner of World Series of Poker in 1972. Once bet Minnesota Fats he could win at billiards with a broomstick handle. Movie California Split.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billy Neighbors
football

Real/Birth Name:
William Wesley Neighbors
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard. Teams University of Alabama, Boston Patriots, Miami Dolphins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Junior Seau
football, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Tiaina Baul Seau Jr.
Nickname(s):
Tasmanian Devil
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced SAY-ow. Linebacker for teams San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots. Named to NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. Found dead in his Oceanside, California home of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

MCA
rapper, singer, musician, director, skateboard

Real/Birth Name:
Adam Nathaniel Yauch
Also Known As:
Nathaniel Hörnblowér
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founding member of group Beastie Boys. Album Simply Mortified. Directs music videos for the group.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group Beastie Boys.

Maurice Sendak
writer, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Bernard Sendak
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 33 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Children's book author and illustrator, wrote Where the Wild Things Are.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Carroll Shelby
auto racing, business, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Carroll Hall Shelby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Automotive designer and racing driver. Known for the AC Motors-based Shelby American Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Mustang Cobras.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Evelyn Johnson
aviator, educator, business, hero

Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Stone
Also Known As:
Evelyn Bryan Johnson
Evelyn Bryan
Evelyn Stone Bryan
Nickname(s):
Mama Bird
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Logged more flight hours than any other woman - over 57,000. Taught thousands of pilots to fly. Owned a plane dealership. Managed a local air strip. Carnegie Foundation award for heroism.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mary Richardson Kennedy
architect, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Kathleen Richardson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Robert F. Kennedy Jr. by 5 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Suicide by hanging.

Donna Summer
singer, composer, painter, actor, producer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
LaDonna Andrea Gaines
Also Known As:
Donna Gaines
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

German production of musical Hair. Album Bad Girls. Songs Last Dance, She Works Hard for the Money, Bad Girls. Movie Thank God It's Friday. Donates some proceeds to causes she cares for (mostly medical charities.) Paintings are highly regarded.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry18 March 1992

Robin Gibb
singer, composer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Robin Hugh Gibb
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 Andy Gibb by 8 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Barry Gibb by 3 years.
twin brother of
The same age as Maurice Gibb.

Brief Facts:

Member of band The Bee Gees. CBE awarded 2001. Song Stayin' Alive. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Doc Watson
bluegrass, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Arthel Lane Watson
Nickname(s):
Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Perfected "flatpicking." Also played folk music. Blind by age 1.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Richard Dawson
tv, actor, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Colin Lionel Emm
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Diana Dors by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV game show host, TV series Family Feud. TV show Hogan's Heroes. Movie The Running Man.

Herb Reed
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Reed
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:

Brief Facts:

A founder and bass singer, group The Platters. Songs Only You, My Prayer, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, The Great Pretender, Twilight Time.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Platters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Platters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group The Platters.

Ray Bradbury
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Ray Douglas Bradbury
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked this Way Comes. Book and movie Fahrenheit 451.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry1 April 2002

Bob Welch (musician)
musician, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lawrence Welch Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of band Fleetwood Mac. Song Hypnotized. Committed suicide by gunshot to the chest.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Fleetwood Mac.

Cotton Owens
auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Cotton Owens
Also Known As:
Everett "Cotton" Owens
Nickname(s):
King of the Modifieds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprint Cup (then known as Grand National) winner five straight years (1957-61). Won NASCAR's first live televised race.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lil Phat
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Vernell III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
19
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot in Atlanta. Unrelated to suicide of Bob Welch (musician) the same day.

Ann Rutherford
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Therese Ann Rutherford
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Judith Arlen by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Gone with the Wind, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Pride and Prejudice. Also a series of Andy Harvey movies.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jerry Tubbs
football, coach

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

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams University of Oklahoma, Chicago Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys linebackers coach for 21 years.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rodney King
criminal, accident, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney Glen King
Nickname(s):
Glen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Beaten by L A police on March 3, 1991. Los Angeles riots ensued when a trial let the police go. He was quoted as saying, "can't we all just get along." He was found dead in his pool in 2012, ruled an accidental drowning, and alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and PCP found in his system were contributing factors.

Victor Spinetti
actor, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Vittorio Georgio Andrea Spinetti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, Start the Revolution Without Me, Voyage of the Damned, The Return of the Pink Panther.

Richard Lynch
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Hugh Lynch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Battlestar Galactica, Galactica 1980, Starsky and Hutch, T. J. Hooker, The A-Team, Charmed, Star Trek: The Next Generation.

LeRoy Nieman
painter

Real/Birth Name:
LeRoy Leslie Runquist
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Painter of sports themed images, using bright colors.

Nora Ephron
writer, director, actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Nora Ephron
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Julie & Julia, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally..., This Is My Life, You've Got Mail, My Blue Heaven.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Grady
actor, composer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Don Louis Agrati
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Lani O'Grady by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Original Mousketeer Don. TV series My Three Sons.

Alan Poindexter
space, aviator, educator, military, accident, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Poindexter
Also Known As:
Alan G. Poindexter
Nickname(s):
Dex
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Naval officer, aerospace engineer, test pilot and astronaut. Died in a personal watercraft accident off Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Space Missions:

STS-122
Shuttle Atlantis, launched February 07, 2008

Duration: 12d 18h 21m 50s.
STS-131
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 05, 2010

Duration: 15d 2h 47m 11s.

Andy Griffith
actor, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Samuel Griffith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock. Movie A Face in the Crowd.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6418 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

K.M.G the Illustrator
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Michael Gulley
Also Known As:
Kevin Gulley
KMG
KMG The Illustrator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20

Brief Facts:

KMG stands for "Knowledge Most Greatly". Co-founder, group Above the Law. Gangsta style. Responsible for G-Funk sound. Albums Livin' Like Hustlers, Forever: Rich Thugs. Heart attack.

Ernest Borgnine
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Ermes Effron Borgnino
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Ethel Merman by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Noted for gap in front teeth. Movies A Grandpa for Christmas, Marty, From Here to Eternity, Emperor of the North Pole, The Dirty Dozen. TV series McHale's Navy. Marriage to Ethel Merman lasted 32 days in 1964.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6324 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive17 January 1998

Richard D. Zanuck
producer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Darryl Zanuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Jaws, Driving Miss Daisy, Big Fish, Cocoon, Deep Impact, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry11 December 1968

Sage Stallone
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Sage Moonblood Stallone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Rocky V, Daylight. Found dead in his home, possibly dead for days. Death date estimated. Coroner ruled the cause was a heart condition.

Celeste Holm
soap, actor, Broadway, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Celeste Holm
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies All About Eve, Gentleman's Agreement, High Society. TV series Touched by an Angel, Falcon Crest. Broadway musical Oklahoma!.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Bob Babbitt
musician, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Kreinar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for band The Funk Brothers. Song Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry21 March 2012 as a member of group The Funk Brothers.

Jon Lord
musician, composer, metal

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

Brief Facts:

Classically trained organist. Hammond organ. Keyboardist for groups Deep Purple, Whitesnake. Score for movie The Last Rebel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of group Deep Purple.

Kitty Wells
country, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Muriel Deason
Nickname(s):
Queen of Country Music
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Johnnie Wright, until his earlier death.
Younger than Johnnie Wright by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Song It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Stephen Covey
writer, business

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Richards Covey
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:

Books The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit..

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sally Ride
space, scientist, educator, writer, kids, tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Sally Kristen Ride
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Steven Hawley by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

The first American female astronaut in space. Professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. Children's books on space.

Space Missions:

STS-41-G
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 05, 1984

Duration: 8d 5h.
STS-7
Shuttle Challenger, launched June 18, 1983

Duration: 6d 2h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chad Everett
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Raymon Lee Cramton
Also Known As:
Chas Everett
Chad York
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Shelby Grant, until her earlier death.
Older than Shelby Grant by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Role of Dr. Joe Gannon in the TV show Medical Center, on CBS from 1969 to 1976. Movies Airplane II: The Sequel, Mulholland Dr., The Singing Nun.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry13 November 1986

Sherman Hemsley
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Sherman Alexander Hemsley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Jeffersons, Amen, Sister, Sister, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tony Martin
actor, dancer, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Morris
Also Known As:
Anthony Martin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Alice Faye by 1 year.
husband of
Cyd Charisse, until her earlier death.
Older than Cyd Charisse by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Hit the Deck, Till the Clouds Roll By, Singin' in the Rain, Brigadoon. Song To Each His Own.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6331 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1760 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1725 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Gore Vidal
writer, politician, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal
Also Known As:
Edgar Box
Katherine Everard
Cameron Kay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books Myra Breckinridge, Williwaw. Movie Gattaca. Founded US Peace Party with Dr. Benjamin Spock.

Jimmy Jones
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
James Jones
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:

Songs Handy Man, Good Timin'. Birth year may be 1930 or 1942.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Marvin Hamlisch
composer, conductor, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer for Broadway plays A Chorus Line, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success. Also movies Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People. Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1976.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert Hughes
critic, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Studley Forrest Hughes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Art critic. Book The Fatal Shore. Officer of the Order of Australia.

Albert Freeman Jr.
actor, director, writer, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Malcolm X, My Sweet Charlie, Finian's Rainbow. TV series One Life to Live, Hot L Baltimore.

Helen Gurley Brown
publisher, writer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Gurley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
David Brown, until his earlier death.
Younger than David Brown by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Editor-in-chief of magazine Cosmopolitan for 32 years, Book Sex and the Single Girl.

Phyllis Thaxter
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Superman, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6531 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ron Palillo
actor, painter, writer, educator, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Gabriel Paolillo
Also Known As:
Ronald G. Paolillo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Welcome Back, Kotter. New York plays Amadeus, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

Bob Birch
musician, suicide, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Wayne Birch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass and saxophone. Session musician, sideman, toured with band of Elton John, recorded with a large number of famous people. Badly injured and disabled years before death. Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot.

Harry Harrison
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Also Known As:
Harry Max Harrison
Leslie Charteris
Wade Kaempfert
Philip St. John
Felix Boyd
Hank Dempsey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction author. Did not know his birth name until age 30, at which point he changed his name to Harry Max Harrison in court. Book Make Room! Make Room! the basis for movie Soylent Green. Books Deathworld, The Stainless Steel Rat, Wheelworld.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William Windom
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Windom
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:

Movies Uncle Buck, Miracle on 34th Street (1994), To Kill a Mockingbird. TV series Murder, She Wrote.

Scott McKenzie
singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Wallach Blondheim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Journeymen. Songs San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair), Like an Old Time Movie, Kokomo.

Tony Scott
director, producer, actor, writer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony David Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ridley Scott by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Days of Thunder, Unstoppable. TV series Numb3rs, The Good Wife. Committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California.

Phyllis Diller
tv, comedy, actor, soap, Broadway, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Phyllis Ada Driver
Also Known As:
Dame Illya Dillya
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often appeared on TV game shows, like Hollywood Squares. Voice actor in animated movie A Bug's Life. TV show The Bold and the Beautiful. Movies Splendor in the Grass, The Boneyard. Broadway musical play Hello, Dolly!. Known for her distinctive laugh.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive8 March 2001
St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6366 Delmar Boulevard

William Thurston
mathematician, educator

Real/Birth Name:
William Paul Thurston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Solved a problem crucial to the solution for the Poincaré conjecture.

Steve Van Buren
football

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen W. Van Buren
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams Louisiana State University, Philadelphia Eagles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Neil Armstrong
space, educator, aviator, engineer, moon, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Alden Armstrong
Also Known As:
Neil A. Armstrong
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut. Aerospace engineer. Flew the X-15. First person on the Moon.

Space Missions:

Apollo 11 (1969)
First manned landing, in Sea of Tranquility.
Gemini 8 (1966)
Accomplished first docking with another space vehicle, an unmanned Agena Target Vehicle. While docked, a Gemini spacecraft thruster malfunction caused near-fatal tumbling of the craft, which, after undocking, Armstrong was able to overcome; the crew effected the first emergency landing of a manned U.S. space mission.
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.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry14 January 1993

Kleph Dollaz
rapper, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel K. Durant
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in Germany to a military family. Worked in Ricmond, Virginia. Duo Ill Biskits. Died of a heart attack, age 41.

Hal David
lyricist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lane David
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lyricist with Burt Bacharach on songs Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By, What the World Needs Now Is Love, I Say a Little Prayer, Alfie, What's New Pussycat.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry14 October 2011

Joe South
singer, composer, radio, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Alfred Souter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Penned the song (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden for Lynn Anderson. Songs Games People Play, Walk a Mile in My Shoes, The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor, Down in the Boondocks. Guitarist for famous artists.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mo Scarry
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Scarry
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:

Center, tackle. Teams Waynesburg College, Cleveland Rams, Cleveland Browns.

Andy Williams
singer, tv, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Andrew Williams
Nickname(s):
Andy
Paul
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Claudine Longet by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Moon River, The Hawaiian Wedding Song, Are You Sincere, Can't Get Used to Losing You, Days of Wine and Roses, Butterfly. TV show The Andy Williams Show. Former member group Williams Brothers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry3 November 1982

Johnny Lewis
actor, criminal, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Kendrick Lewis
Also Known As:
Johnny K. Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28, 33 days before his 29th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. TV series Sons of AnarchyApparently murdered an 81 year old woman, attacked others, the jumped or fell from a house roof to his death.

Herbert Lom
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Karel Angelo Kuchačevič ze Schluderpacheru
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Shot in the Dark, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, The Dead Zone, King Solomon's Mines, Count Dracula.

Chris Economaki
auto racing, sports analyst, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Constantine Economaki
Nickname(s):
The Dean of American Motorsports
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 17 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of a pit reporter in the movies Stroker Ace, Six Pack.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Turhan Bey
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Turhan Gilbert Selahattin Sahultavy
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:

Movies Song of India, The Mummy's Tomb. TV series Babylon 5.

Boo Morcom
track, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Richmond Morcom
Nickname(s):
Boo
One Shoe Boo
The Barefoot Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pole vaulter and high jumper. His record in the long jump lasted for 67 years.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sheriff John
kids, tv, radio

Real/Birth Name:
John Rovick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hosted TV show Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade, Sheriff John's Cartoon Time on Los Angeles station KTTV from 1952 for 18 years. Known for the song Birthday Party Polka "Put another Candle on the Birthday Cake".

Alex Karras
football, actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander George Karras
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Susan Clark, until he died.
Older than Susan Clark by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Tackle for the team Detroit Lions. Movies Blazing Saddles, Porky's. TV series Webster.

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Gary Collins
actor, tv, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Ennis Collins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Mary Ann Mobley, until he died.
Younger than Mary Ann Mobley by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series Born Free, The Wackiest Ship in the Army. Host of TV show Hour Magazine, The Home Show. DUI conviction, 120 days "home detention" and other fines for infractions.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry18 September 1985

Slater Martin
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Slater Nelson Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Slater N. Martin
Nickname(s):
Dugie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 4 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Minneapolis Lakers, New York Knicks, St. Louis Hawks. As coach, teams St. Louis Hawks, Houston Mavericks.

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George McGovern
writer, aviator, military, politician, US Representative, Senator, educator, ambassador, activist

Real/Birth Name:
George Stanley McGovern
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democratic candidate for president 1972. Pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomber for 35 missions in World War II. History professor. US House of Representatives 1957-1961. Senator from South Dakota 1963-1981. The first UN Global Ambassador on World Hunger.

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Russell Means
actor, activist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Russell Charles Means
Also Known As:
Oyate Wacinyapin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 19 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Native American, Oglala Sioux tribe. A prominent member of the American Indian Movement. Movies Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Buffalo Girls, Pathfinder, The Last of the Mohicans. Voice actor in animated movie Pocahontas. In 1987, candidate for president with the U.S. Libertarian Party.

Mitch Lucker
singer, metal, accident, motorcycle, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Mitchell Adam Lucker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Member and frontman for deathcore metal band Suicide Silence. Died the day after a motorcycle crash on Halloween night. Raised in Riverside, California.

Milt Campbell
track, football

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Gray Campbell
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:

Decathlete. One season, team Cleveland Browns. Olympic Gold Medal 1956.

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Darrell Royal
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell K Royal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Middle name is "K" rather than an initial. Head coach for teams Mississippi State University, University of Washington, University of Texas, Edmonton Eskimos.

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Lee MacPhail
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Leland Stanford MacPhail Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Brief Facts:

Front-office executive.

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Harold Gould (baseball)
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lorenzo Gould
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:

Pitcher for team Philadelphia Stars of the Negro Leagues 1947-1948.

Deborah Raffin
actor, producer, director, writer, model, business

Real/Birth Name:
Deborah Iona Raffin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie Death Wish 3, Forty Carats, Once Is Not Enough. TV series (mini) James Clavell's Noble House. Died of leukemia.

Larry Hagman
actor, producer, director, singer, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Martin Hagman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Brief Facts:

TV series Dallas, Knots Landing, I Dream of Jeannie, Nip/Tuck, Search for Tomorrow. Movies Fail-Safe, Primary Colors, Mother, Jugs & Speed, The Eagle Has Landed, Superman, Nixon.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry9 September 1981

Héctor Camacho
boxing, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Héctor Camacho Matías
Also Known As:
Macho Camacho
Hector 'Macho' Camacho
Hector Camacho
Nickname(s):
Macho
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

79 wins (45 by KO), six losses, and three draws. Shot while sitting in a car. Died 4 days later.

Jovan Belcher
football, criminal, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Jovan Allen Belcher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker for team Kansas City Chiefs. Shot his girlfriend, drove to Chiefs office, shot himself to death.

Dave Brubeck
musician, composer, jazz, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
David Warren Brubeck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 1 day before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Compositions and performed music were sometimes in unusual time signatures. Songs Take Five, Unsquare Dance, Blue Rondo à la Turk.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Jenni Rivera
singer, actor, producer, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Dolores Janney Rivera
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series I Love Jenni. Album Jenni. Died in a plane crash in Mexico.

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Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at MGM Hotel1 July 2011

Joseph Woodland
inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Joseph Woodland
Also Known As:
N.J. Woodland
N. J. Woodland
N. Joseph Woodland
Nickname(s):
Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Helped design the UPC barcode while working for IBM after earlier co-inventing and patenting an earlier barcode.

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Patrick Moore
scientist, educator, knighted, writer, tv, activist, actor, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore
Also Known As:
Sir Patrick Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronomer. TV series The Sky at Night. Played the xylophone. Author of many books. Appointed OBE 1968 and promoted to CBE in 1988. Knighted in 2001.

Ravi Shankar
musician, composer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Hindustani classical music on the sitar. Worked with George Harrison. In 2001 awarded an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II for his services to music.

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Daniel Inouye
Senator, hero, military, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Ken Inouye
Also Known As:
Daniel K. Inouye
Nickname(s):
Dan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Senator from Hawaii January 1963 until his death. Lost his right arm in battle in Italy during World War II. Award was by President Clinton at a later time.

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Lee Dorman
bassist, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Lee Dorman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist, band Iron Butterfly.

Evelyn Ward
actor, singer, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Ward
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical play New Girl in Town.

Capital STEEZ
rapper, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Courtney Everald Dewar Jr.
Also Known As:
Capital Steez
Jay Steez
Steelo
King Steelo
King Capital
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
19
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of group Pro Era. Album AmeriKKKan Korruption. Jumped off the rooftop of the Cinematic Music Group headquarters in Manhattan’s Flatiron District.

Charles Durning
actor, dancer, boxing, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Charles EdwardDurning
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Tootsie, The Sting, Evening Shade, North Dallas Forty, Dog Day Afternoon, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. TV series Everybody Loves Raymond. Broadway play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof winning a Tony Award.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry31 July 2008

Jack Klugman
actor, writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Joachim Klugman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

separated husband of
Brett Somers, until her earlier death.
Older than Brett Somers by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series The Odd Couple, Quincy M.E.. Movies 12 Angry Men, Goodbye, Columbus, Days of Wine and Roses. Book Tony and Me: A Story of Friendship. Broadway plays Gypsy, The Odd Couple.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6555 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry7 January 1988

Fontella Bass
singer, R&B, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Fontella Bass
Gender:
Female
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:

Song Rescue Me which she co-wrote.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6691 Delmar Boulevard2000

Harry Carey Jr.
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Henry George Carey
Nickname(s):
Dobe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
husband of
Marilyn Fix, until he died.
Older than Marilyn Fix by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shenandoah, Red River, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Rio Bravo, Back to the Future Part III.

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