People Who Died in the Year 2014:

(134 found)

Juanita Moore
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Juanita Moore
Gender:
Female
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:

Movie Imitation of Life, The Singing Nun, The Kid.

Carmen Zapata
soap, actor, educator, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Carmen Margarita Zapata
Also Known As:
Marge Cameron
Gender:
Female
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:

TV series Santa Barbara, Trapper John, M.D.. Broadway play The Innkeepers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater2 October 2003

Jerry Coleman
military, aviator, baseball, manager, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Francis Coleman
Nickname(s):
The Colonel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second baseman. Team New York Yankees. TV show Game of the Week.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dave Madden
actor

Real/Birth Name:
David Joseph Madden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Partridge Family, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

Russell Johnson
actor, western, military, soap, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Russell David Johnson
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:

TV series Gilligan's Island. Movies This Island Earth, Attack of the Crab Monsters, It Came from Outer Space, Tumbleweed, Seminole.

Ruth Duccini
actor, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth L. Robinson
Also Known As:
Ruth Robinson Duccini
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz as an uncredited member of The Munchkins.

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.

Charlie Osgood
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Benjamin Osgood
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:

Pitcher. One game, June 18, 1944, 3 innings. Team Brooklyn Dodgers.

Pete Seeger
singer, composer, folk, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Seeger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Older than Mike Seeger by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote the songs Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, Turn! Turn! Turn!. Group The Weavers. Active in political causes.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Weavers.

Larry Packard
golf, architect

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Lawrence Packard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Designed or worked on over 600 golf courses.

Tom Sherak
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Mitchell Sherak
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2009-2012. Movies The One, Rent.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6910 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry28 January 2014

Anna Gordy Gaye
business, composer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Anna Ruth Gordy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 3 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Berry Gordy by 7 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Marvin Gaye by 17 years.
aunt of
great aunt of

Brief Facts:

Song Baby, I'm Real.

Maximilian Schell
actor, writer, director, producer, musician, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Maximilian Schell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Maria Schell by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Deep Impact, Judgment at Nuremberg, Julia, The Black Hole, Topkapi, Heidi, Krakatoa, East of Java.

Bunny Rugs
singer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Willam Clarke
Also Known As:
Bunny Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 4 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of groups Third World, Inner Circle, Bunny & Ricky, The Wild Bunch. Lead singer.

Philip Seymour Hoffman
actor, producer, director, accident, overdose, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Also Known As:
Philip S. Hoffman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Flawless, Twister, The Big Lebowski, Cold Mountain, Capote, Doubt, Moneyball. Broadway play Death of a Salesman. 3 nominations for the Tony Award. Died of a drug overdose, probably heroin.

Richard Bull
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Bull
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Little House on the Prairie. Movie The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

Ralph Kiner
baseball, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph McPherran Kiner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder teams Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians. Announcer for the New York Mets.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Betty Jaynes
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Faith Jaynes
Gender:
Female
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:

A stationary guard, a position in six-on-six basketball. Coach, team James Madison University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Shirley Temple
actor, singer, dancer, ambassador, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Jane Temple
Also Known As:
Shirley Temple Black
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Child star in the 1930s black and white movies - The Little Princess, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Poor Little Rich Girl, Heidi, Curly Top, The Little Colonel, Mr. Belvedere Goes to College. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Sid Caesar
actor, writer, musician, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Sidney Caesar
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:

TV shows Your Show of Shows, The Sid Caesar Show. Movies Vegas Vacation, Grease, Grease 2, Airport 1975. 1948 Broadway revue Make Mine Manhattan.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7014 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Ralph Waite
actor, director, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Waite
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:

TV series The Waltons, Days of Our Lives, NCIS, Carnivàle. Movies Five Easy Pieces, The Bodyguard, Cliffhanger, Cool Hand Luke, Timequest, A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain, Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain, A Wedding on Walton's Mountain.

John Henson
puppeteer, actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
John Paul Henson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie Muppet Treasure Island. Died of a heart attack.

Dale Gardner
space

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Allan Gardner
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:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-51-A
Shuttle Discovery, launched November 08, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-8
Shuttle Challenger, launched August 30, 1983

Duration: 6d 1h.

Valeri Kubasov
space

Real/Birth Name:
Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov
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:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Soyuz 19
Soyuz 35 - Return only

Harold Ramis
actor, writer, director, producer

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

Brief Facts:

Movies Meatballs, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Animal House, Caddyshack II, Groundhog Day.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6338 Delmar Boulevard

Jim Lange
tv, actor, radio, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Jim Lange
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:

husband of
Nancy Fleming, until he died.
Older than Nancy Fleming by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

TV game shows The Dating Game, Card Sharks, Hollywood Squares.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William Pogue
space, educator, writer, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
William Reid Pogue
Also Known As:
William R. Pogue
Nickname(s):
Bill
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:

Astronaut. Skylab 4.

Space Missions:

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Geoff Edwards
actor, tv, radio, writer, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Geoffrey Bruce Owen Edwards
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show host Jackpot and other game shows.

Sheila MacRae
actor, writer, soap, Broadway, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Sheila Margaret Stephens
Also Known As:
Sheila Margaret Stevens
Sheila Stephenson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Gordon MacRae by less than 1 year.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Became a naturalized United States citizen 1959. TV series General Hospital, The Jackie Gleason Show. Broadway musical play Guys and Dolls.

Cynthia Lynn
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Zinta Valda Ziemelis
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 23 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Arrived in the US in 1960. TV series Hogan's Heroes. Had a daughter with Marlon Brando.

Richard Hayes
tv, actor, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Herbert Hayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Peggy Ann Garner by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Host of TV game shows Name That Tune, All About Faces.

David Brenner
comedy, actor, writer, producer, game show

Real/Birth Name:
David Norris Brenner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Hollywood Squares. Guest host for Johnny Carson.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

L'Wren Scott
model, style, adopted, suicide, costume design

Real/Birth Name:
Laura Bambrough
(adoption name)
Nickname(s):
Luann
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 3 inches (190.5 cm)

Brief Facts:

Fashion designer and girlfriend of Mick Jagger. Designed costumes for movies Diabolique (1996), Ocean's Thirteen, Eyes Wide Shut. Died of apparent suicide by hanging.

James Rebhorn
actor, soap, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
James Robert Rebhorn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Box, The Danish Girl, Far from Heaven, Carlito's Way, Independence Day, Scent of a Woman, The Game, The Talented Mr. Ripley, My Cousin Vinny, Meet the Parents, Snow Falling on Cedars. TV series Homeland, White Collar, As the World Turns, Law & Order. Broadway play Twelve Angry Men.

Hank Lauricella
football, politician, business

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Edward Lauricella
Nickname(s):
Mr. Everything
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:

Halfback, quarterback. Teams University of Tennessee, Dallas Texans. Member of the Louisiana state legislature, both houses. Real estate developer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jerry Roberts
hero, spy, military

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Clarke Roberts
Also Known As:
Captain Jerry Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked at Bletchley Park in World War II as a codebreaker. Broke secret messages sent by the Germans. Appointed MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours, for services to the work of Bletchley Park and to code breaking.

Kate O'Mara
soap, actor, activist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Frances M. Caroll
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dynasty. Movie The Horror of Frankenstein.

Mickey Rooney
actor, dancer, singer, producer, director, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Ninnian Joseph Yule Jr.
Also Known As:
Mickey McGuire
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:
Height:
5 feet 2 inches (157.48 cm)

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ava Gardner by 2 years.
separated husband of
Carolyn Mitchell, until her earlier death.
Older than Carolyn Mitchell by 16 years.
separated husband of
Jan Rooney, until he died.
Older than Jan Rooney by 19 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Martha Vickers by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies National Velvet, Night at the Museum, Captains Courageous, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Babes in Arms (1938), Girl Crazy, with Judy Garland. Broadway musical revue Sugar Babies. Duo Jan and Mickey Rooney. Married 8 times.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1718 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6372 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 135 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way11 January 1996
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater26 April 2004 as a member of group Jan and Mickey Rooney.

Peaches Geldof
model, columnist, tv, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25, 25 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Fifi Geldof by 5 years.
daughter of
mother of
older sister of
Older than Pixie Geldof by 1 year.
half-sister of
Older than Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof by 7 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fashion model. Died of a heroin overdose.

The Ultimate Warrior
wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
James Brian Hellwig
Also Known As:
Ultimate Warrior
Warrior
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:
Height:
6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm)

Brief Facts:

Legally changed his name to the mononym Warrior in 1993 which is also the last name of his wife and children.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jesse Winchester
musician, composer, country, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
James Ridout Winchester
Nickname(s):
The Greatest Voice of the Decade
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

To avoid the Vietnam War draft he moved to Canada in 1967. Became a citizen of Canada 1973. After amnesty, returned to the US. Songs Say What, Yankee Lady, Biloxi.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Earl Morrall
football

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Morrall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 22 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

DJ E-Z Rock
rapper, dj, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney Bryce
Nickname(s):
Skip
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Harlem in New York. Formerly in group Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock. Song It Takes Two. Age 46 at death.

Bob Hoskins
actor, director, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Hoskins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Snow White and the Huntsman, Hook, Brazil, Thee Long Good Friday, Nixon.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
actor, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, The F.B.I., Zorro. Producer and performer in Broadway plays. In later life, a voice actor. Movie Wait Until Dark.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7095 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry1 February 1994

Pauline Wagner
actor, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Pauline Cynthia Wagner
Also Known As:
Pauline McCourtney
Nickname(s):
Polly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
103
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies King Kong (1933), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, King of Jazz. A founding member of the Screen Actors Guild.

William Dana
aviator, space, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
William Harvey Dana
Also Known As:
William H. Dana
Bill Dana
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

X-15 test pilot. His peak altitude of 307,000 feet (nearly 59 miles) technically qualified him for the Astronaut Badge, awarded 2005.

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.

Jerry Vale
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Genaro Louis Vitaliano
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Volare, Old Cape Cod, You Don't Know Me. Movie Goodfellas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 255 S. Palm Canyon Drive5 December 1998

Wubbo Ockels
space, scientist, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Wubbo Johannes Ockels
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Physicist. The first Dutch person in space, the SpaceLab D1 mission. Died of cancer.

Space Missions:

SpaceLab D1 (1985)
October 30 - November 6. Shuttle mission STS-61-A, funded and directed by West Germany. 3 payload specialists, 2 Germans, one Dutch.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Jane Adams
actor, radio, model

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Jean Bierce
Also Known As:
Poni Adams
Jane "Poni" Adams
Betty J. Turnage
Nickname(s):
Poni
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio program series The Whistler. Movie serial Batman and Robin (1949). Movies House of Dracula, Lost City of the Jungle, The Brute Man, Outlaw Gold.

Matthew Cowles
actor, soap, Broadway

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

Relationships:

husband of
Christine Baranski, until he died.
Older than Christine Baranski by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful. Movies Shutter Island, Nurse Betty. Broadway play Sweet Bird of Youth.

Mona Freeman
model, actor, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Monica Elizabeth Freeman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 17 days before her 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Angel Face, Black Beauty, Battle Cry, The Heiress. TV series Perry Mason.

Herb Jeffries
singer, actor, western, composer, director, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Umberto Alexander Valentino
Also Known As:
Herb Jeffrey
Herbert Jeffrey
Umberto Alejandro Ballentino
Nickname(s):
The Bronze Buckaroo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tempest Storm by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Itallian/Irish/one quarter Ethiopian. Singng cowboy in films made for black audiences. Movies Harlem on the Prairie, The Bronze Buckaroo, Calypso Joe. Album The Bronze Buckaroo (Rides Again). Member of the group Duke Ellington Orchestra. Songs Flamingo, In My Solitude, I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good, When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, Basin Street Blues.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 255 S. Palm Canyon Drive20 November 1998

Maya Angelou
writer, poet, activist, actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite Ann Johnson
Also Known As:
Rita Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. TV miniseries Roots. Tony Award nomination for play Look Away.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6337 Delmar Boulevard

Ann B. Davis
actor, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Ann Bradford Davis
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Brady Bunch, The Bob Cummings Show. Died after a fall in her bathroom and hit her head.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7048 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Ruby Dee
actor, producer, writer, activist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Ruby Ann Wallace
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Ossie Davis, until his earlier death.
Younger than Ossie Davis by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Just Cause, A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster, Do the Right Thing. Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Carla Laemmle
actor, ballet, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Rebecca Isabelle Laemmle
Also Known As:
Beth Laemmle
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
104
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films. Movies The Phantom of the Opera (1925), Dracula (1931).

Chuck Noll
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Henry Noll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Cleveland Browns As a coach, team Pittsburgh Steelers. Won 4 Super Bowls.

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Ultra Violet
actor, painter, sculptor, writer, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Isabelle Collin Dufresne
Also Known As:
Isabelle Collin-Dufresne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

French born. Purple hair. Movies Midnight Cowboy, Brand X.

Casey Kasem
radio, tv, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Kemal Amin Kasem
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:

Lebanese immigrant parents. Disk jockey. Voice of Shaggy in the animated TV series Scooby Doo, Where Are You!, What's New, Scooby-Doo?.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio27 April 1981

Tony Gwynn
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Keith Gwynn
Also Known As:
Anthony Keith Gwynn Sr.
Nickname(s):
Mr. Padre
Captain Video
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Righ field. Team San Diego Padres.

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Patsy Byrne
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Byrne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 26 days before her 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Les Miserables (1998), David Copperfield, July 13, 1933.

Horace Silver
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hard bop style. Song Filthy McNasty.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnny Mann
composer, conductor, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
John Russell Mann
Also Known As:
Johnnie Mann
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lori Nelson, until he died.
Older than Lori Nelson by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group The Johnny Mann Singers. Song (his version was popular in the UK) Up, Up and Away.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive4 April 1998

Gerry Goffin
lyricist

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

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carole King by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Some Kind of Wonderful, Take Good Care of My Baby, The Loco-Motion, Hey Girl, Up on the Roof, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp), Just Once in My Life, Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To). Many songs written with Carole King.

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Jimmy C. Newman
singer, musician, country

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Yves Newman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The "C" middle name stood for "Cajun".

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eli Wallach
actor, producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Eli Herschel Wallach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Anne Jackson, until he died.
Older than Anne Jackson by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Godfather: Part III, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Baby Doll, The Magnificent Seven, The Misfits, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Godfather: Part II. Broadway play The Rose Tattoo winning a Tony Award. Play The Diary of Anne Frank.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Womack
singer, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Dwayne Womack
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:

Songs Lookin' for a Love, Woman's Gotta Have It, Harry Hippie, Across 110th Street, If You Think You're Lonely Now.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Paul Mazursky
actor, writer, director, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Irwin Mazursky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Movies Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, A Star Is Born (1976), The Blackboard Jungle.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry13 December 2013

Louis Zamperini
track, military

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Silvie Zamperini
Nickname(s):
Louie
Torrance Tornado
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1035 Olympics in Berlin. Joined the Army Air Forforce in World War II. His plane crashed at sea. He was later captured and made a prisoner of war. Subject of the movie Unbroken.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rosemary Murphy
actor, soap, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Rosemary Murphy
Gender:
Female
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:

Movie To Kill a Mockingbird. TV series Another World, All My Children. Broadway play A Delicate Balance. Father was a diplomat in Munich.

Eileen Ford
business, style

Real/Birth Name:
Eileen Cecile Otte
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder with her husband of the Eileen Ford modeling agency.

Tommy Ramone
musician, actor, composer, producer, punk

Real/Birth Name:
Erdélyi Tamás
Also Known As:
Thomas Erdelyi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for group Ramones. Movie Deadly Intruder.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Alice Coachman
track

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Marie Coachman
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:

The first African-American woman to win gold in the Olympics. Olympic Gold Medal 1948. Won the high jump event.

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Johnny Winter
blues, singer, musician, producer

Real/Birth Name:
John Dawson Winter III
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:

Produced albums featuring Muddy Waters.

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Elaine Stritch
actor, singer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Elaine Stritch
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series 30 Rock. Broadway plays Bus Stop, Company. Movie Out to Sea.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Henry Hartsfield
aviator, space

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Warren Hartsfield Jr.
Nickname(s):
Hank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot in the Air Force. Astronaut. Commanded the first Shuttle mission, using Discovery.

Space Missions:

STS-4
Shuttle Columbia, launched June 27, 1982

Duration: 7d 1h.
STS-41-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 30, 1984

Duration: 6d 0h.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

James Garner
actor, producer, director

Real/Birth Name:
James Scott Bumgarner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Jack Garner by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series Rockford Files, Bret Maverick, 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter. Movie and TV series Maverick. Movies Support Your Local Sheriff!, The Notebook, Space Cowboys, Victor/Victoria, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Skye McCole Bartusiak
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Skye McCole Bartusiak
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Patriot, Firestarter 2: Rekindled, Boogeyman. TV series 24, Storm of the Century. Play The Miracle Worker in North Carolina. Found dead in her home at age 21.

Jess Marlow
news, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Myron Jess Marlow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Los Angeles news anchor, television stations KNTV, KNBC, KCBS.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6420 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry14 May 1999

James Brady
politician, activist

Real/Birth Name:
James Scott Brady
Also Known As:
James S. Brady
Nickname(s):
Jim
Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 25 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News secretary to Ronald Reagan. Wounded and paralyzed by the same assailant who shot the president in 1981.

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Kathleen Ollerenshaw
mathematician, scientist, educator, mayor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Mary Timpson
Also Known As:
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Deaf (mostly) from childhood. Became a mathematician and astronomer and educator. Published a solution for Rubik's Cube in 1980. Given the Dame title when she was appointed DBE in 1971. Children's books The Lord Mayor's Party, First Citizen. Lord Mayor of Manchester in 1975-76. Involved in education policy.

Robin Williams
actor, comedy, singer, writer, producer, director, Broadway, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Robin McLaurin Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Younger than Dr. Toad by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Boulevard, RV, Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, Dead Poets Society, Patch Adams, Jumanji, The Birdcage, The Fisher King, Moscow on the Hudson, Night at the Museum, Good Morning, Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, The World According to Garp. TV show Mork & Mindy. Suicide by hanging.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry12 December 1990

Lauren Bacall
actor, model, writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Joan Perske
Nickname(s):
Betty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 35 days before her 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Humphrey Bogart, until his earlier death.
Younger than Humphrey Bogart by 24 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Jason Robards by 2 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, Key Largo, The Shootist, The Mirror Has Two Faces. Book By Myself and Then Some.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 135 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way10 January 1997

Licia Albanese
opera, singer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Felicia Albanese
Also Known As:
Licia Albanese Gimma
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
105, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soprano. Known especially for her performances of Verdi and Puccini at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Opera Madama Butterfly. She became a citizen of the United States in 1945.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6671 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Don Pardo
actor, radio, tv, soap, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Dominick George Pardo
Also Known As:
Dom Pardo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Announcer on TV programs Saturday Night Live, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Search for Tomorrow.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Steven R. Nagel
space, aviator, engineer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Ray Nagel
Also Known As:
Steven Nagel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Linda Godwin, until he died.
Older than Linda Godwin by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, test pilot, mechanical engineer. 723 hours in space.

Space Missions:

STS-37
Shuttle Atlantis, launched April 05, 1991

Duration: 5d 23h.
STS-51-G
Shuttle Discovery, launched June 17, 1985

Duration: 7d 1h.
STS-55
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 26, 1993

Duration: 9d 23h.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Richard Attenborough
actor, director, producer, knighted, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Samuel Attenborough
Also Known As:
Lord Richard Attenborough
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 5 days before his 91st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Sheila Sim, until he died.
Younger than Sheila Sim by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Miracle on 34th Street (1994), The Great Escape, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Doctor Doolittle, The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), The L-Shaped Room, Gandhi, A Chorus Line, Cry Freedom, Seance on a Wet Afternoon. Original cast of play The Mousetrap. Appointed a CBE in 1967, knighted in 1976 and created a life peer in 1993.

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Jimi Jamison
singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Wayne Jamison
Also Known As:
Jim Jamison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs The Moment of Truth, Is This Love, Burning Heart, I'm Always Here. Bands Cobra, Survivor.

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Joan Rivers
tv, comedy, Broadway, Tony Award, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Alexandra Molinsky
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Goosed, Lady Boss. Voice actor in multiple animated films and shows.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry26 July 1989

Simone Battle
singer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Simone Sherisse Battle
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:

Brief Facts:

Finalist on TV show X-Factor in 2011. Group G.R.L.. Death reported as suicide by hanging, at age 25.

Troy Gentry
country, singer, musician, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Troy Lee Gentry
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:

Duo Montgomery Gentry. Album Back When I Knew It All. Songs Something to Be Proud Of, My Town, Lucky Man. Died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey.

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Denny Miller
actor, basketball, western, model

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Linn Miller
Also Known As:
Denny Scott Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959). Basketball for team UCLA. TV show Wagon Train. 14 years as the Gorton's fisherman.

Richard Kiel
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Dawson Kiel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 3 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

7' 1.5" tall. Role of Jaws in movies The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker and video games. TV series The Wild Wild West.

Cosimo Matassa
business, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Cosimo Vincent Matassa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Recording engineer and studio owner, early rock and roll.

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Boris Yegorov
space, doctor

Real/Birth Name:
Boris Borisovich Yegorov
Also Known As:
Борис Борисович Егоров
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first doctor in space.

Space Missions:

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

Lonnie Lynn
basketball, activist, poet

Real/Birth Name:
Lonnie Lynn
Also Known As:
Lonnie Lynn Jr.
Nickname(s):
Pops
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:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Teams St. Louis Hawks, Pittsburgh Pipers.

Warren Perkins
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Warren Charles Perkins
Nickname(s):
Red
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:

Forward. Teams Tulane University, Tri-Cities Blackhawks.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Angus Lennie
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Angus Wilson Lennie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Great Escape, HMS Paradise.

George Hamilton IV
singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
George Hege Hamilton IV
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:

Brief Facts:

Songs Abilene, She's a Little Bit Country. Not related to actor George Hamilton.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Anatoli Berezovoy
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Anatoli Nikolayevich Berezovoy
Also Known As:
Anatoly Berezovoy
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:

Cosmonaut. Led the first expedition onboard Russia's last Salyut space station.

Space Missions:

Polly Bergen
singer, producer, writer, actor, tv, radio, business

Real/Birth Name:
Nellie Paulina Burgin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Freddie Fields by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Move Over Darling, Cape Fear (1962). TV series Commander in Chief, The Polly Bergen Show.

Elsie Ford
actor, singer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Elsie Ann Ford
Also Known As:
L.C. Downey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Robert Downey by 2 or 3 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Movie Chafed Elbows.

Sarah Danielle Madison
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Goldberg
Also Known As:
Sarah Danielle
Sarah Danielle Goldberg
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40, 21 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series 90210, House, 7th Heaven. Movies Jurassic Park III, Pig, Training Day.

Jerrie Mock
aviator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Geraldine Fredritz
Also Known As:
Geraldine Fredritz Mock
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first woman to fly solo around the world in 1964.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Paul Revere
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Revere Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of band Paul Revere & The Raiders.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Geoffrey Holder
actor, dancer, choreographer, Broadway, Tony Award, painter, singer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Geoffrey Richard Holder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Relationships:

husband of
Carmen de Lavallade, until he died.
Older than Carmen de Lavallade by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies Doctor Dolittle (1967), Live and Let Die. Broadway musicals The Wiz, Annie.

Misty Upham
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Misty Anne Upham
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Frozen River, August: Osage County, Django Unchained. Disappeared October 5, body found in a ravine October 16. Suicide suspected by some, accident by others.

Jan Hooks
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Janice Hooks
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Saturday Night Live, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Designing Women. Movies Batman Returns, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Simon Birch, Coneheads.

Tommy Lewis
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edison Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Noted for tackle made from the bench of R.L. Maegle (then named Dick Moegle) at the 1954 Cotton Bowl. Teams University of Alabama, Ottawa Rough Riders. Later coached team Huntsville Rockets.

L.M. Kit Carson
actor, producer, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Minor Carson
Also Known As:
L. M. Kit Carson
Nickname(s):
Kit
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Karen Black by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Oscar de la Renta
style

Real/Birth Name:
Óscar Arístides de la Renta Fiallo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known in the 1960s for designing dresses for Jackie Kennedy. Became a US citizen in 1971.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alvin Stardust
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard William Jewry
Also Known As:
Shane Fenton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Iris Caldwell by 2 or 3 years.

Brief Facts:

As Shane Fenton in group Shane Fenton and the Fentones, replacing the real Shane Fenton (real name John Theakstone, 1944-1961) when he died. Changed to Alvin Stardust. Musical theatre.

Jack Bruce
musician, singer, composer, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
John Symon Asher Bruce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist and lead vocals for rock group Cream. Song Sunshine of Your Love.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a member of group Cream.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of group Cream.

Marcia Strassman
actor, model, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Marcia A. Strassman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role as Julie Kotter. TV series Welcome Back, Kotter, M*A*S*H, Tremors, Providence. Movies Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!.

Wayne Static
musician, singer, metal, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Richard Wells
Also Known As:
The King of Evil Disco
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 3 days before his 49th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist for the industrial metal band Static-X. Died from overuse of prescription drugs and alcohol, per the coroner in 2015.

Ernie Vandeweghe
basketball, doctor

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Maurice Vandeweghe Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
husband of
Colleen Kay Hutchins, until her earlier death.
Younger than Colleen Kay Hutchins by 2 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guard, small forward. Team New York Knicks.

Big Bank Hank
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Lee Jackson
Also Known As:
Imp the Dimp
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:

Group Sugarhill Gang. From Englewood, New Jersey. Song Rapper's Delight.

Mike Nichols
director, writer, producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Igorevitch Peschkowsky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Diane Sawyer, until he died.
Older than Diane Sawyer by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Directed movies The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl, Silkwood, Charlie Wilson's War. Tony Award for Broadway plays Monty Python's Spamalot, The Real Thing, Annie, Barefoot in the Park.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

P.D. James
writer, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Phyllis Dorothy James
Also Known As:
PD James
Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Crime novel author. Books The Children of Men, The Murder Room, Death Comes to Pemberley. Awarded an OBE in 1983, and made a life peer in 1991.

Bobby Keys
musician, actor, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Henry Keys
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 16 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. Member of band The Rolling Stones. Song Brown Sugar. Movie Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a member of group The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of group The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Rolling Stones.

Ian McLagan
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Ian William Patrick McLagan
Nickname(s):
Mac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Relationships:

husband of
Kim McLagan, until her earlier death.
Older than Kim McLagan by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist. Band Small Faces/Faces.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group Small Faces/Faces.

Jim Swink
football, doctor, military

Real/Birth Name:
James E. Swink
Nickname(s):
The Rusk Rambler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Later a surgeon. Halfback. Teams Texas Christian University, Dallas Texans.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charlie Flowers
football

Real/Birth Name:
Charlie Flowers
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:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams University of Mississippi, Los Angeles Chargers, San Diego Chargers, New York Titans.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ken Weatherwax
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Patrick Weatherwax
Nickname(s):
Kenny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Addams Family in role of Pugsley.

Earl Hayes
actor, rapper, criminal, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Warren Hayes
Also Known As:
Robert Earl Hayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
34 or 35
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Exonerated, Rock the Paint. Murdered his wife then committed suicide by gunshot. Age 34.

Stephanie Moseley
dancer, actor, stunts, choreographer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Stephanie Elyse Moseley
Gender:
Female
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Earl Hayes - they died the same date, 8 December 2014

Brief Facts:

Movies The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Mirror Mirror, Sparkle, Idlewild, Catwoman, TV series Hellcats, Hit the Floor. Killed by her husband. Age 30.

Mary Ann Mobley
model, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Ann Mobley
Also Known As:
Miss America 1959
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gary Collins, until his earlier death.
Older than Gary Collins by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Miss America 1959, then later cohost of the pageant in 1989. Movies Girl Happy, Harum Scarum.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bess Myerson
model, politician, activist, actor, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Bess Myerson
Gender:
Female
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:

Miss America 1945. TV shows The Match Game, The Big Payoff, I've Got a Secret.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Fuzzy Thurston
football

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Charles Thurston
Also Known As:
Fred Thurston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 15 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NFL teams Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packersas a guard.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Virna Lisi
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Virna Pieralisi
Gender:
Female
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:

Movies La Reine Margot, How to Murder Your Wife, Not with My Wife, You Don't!, Beyond Good and Evil, Follow Your Heart.

Christine Cavanaugh
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Christine Josephine Sandberg
Also Known As:
Christina Cavanaugh
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice actor in animated TV series Darkwing Duck, Sonic the Hedgehog, Cave Kids, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Dexter's Laboratory, Rugrats. Movies Babe, Jerry Maguire.

Joe Cocker
singer

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Cocker
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:

Songs Up Where We Belong, With a Little Help from My Friends. In 2008 he received an OBE.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

David Ryall
actor

Real/Birth Name:
David John Ryall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 11 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, City of Ember, Goodnight Sweetheart.

Luise Rainer
actor, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Luise Rainer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
104, 13 days before her 105th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first to win consecutive Oscars. Movies The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth, The Emperor's Candlesticks, The Gambler. Broadway play A Kiss for Cinderella. Became a US citizen in the 1940s.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
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