People from Detroit, Michigan, USA:

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Abdul Fakir
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Abdul Fakir
Also Known As:
Abdul "Duke" Fakir
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84, 32 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor, group The Four Tops.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Four Tops.
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Four Tops.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Four Tops.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry23 April 1997 as a member of group The Four Tops.

Alice Cooper
singer, musician, metal, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Damon Furnier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead for his band Alice Cooper. Song Poison. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Television movie Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry2 December 2003

Amy Robach
news

Real/Birth Name:
Amy Joanne Robach
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Andrew Shue by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

News anchor for NBC TV show Today then for TV news show Good Morning America on channel ABC. Found breast cancer after a mammogram on the air, double mastectomy in November 2013.

Angel Haze
rapper, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Raykeea Raeen-Roes Wilson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Battle Cry.

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

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

Brief Facts:

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

Audrey Ferris
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Audrey Kellar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1928). Movie Slightly Used.

Avery Brundage
track, activist, business

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

Brief Facts:

Pentathlon. Sports administrator. President of the IOC (Olympics). Promoter of amateur sports. Fought against a boycott of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In charge at the Munich event when Israelis were killed.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Baatin
rapper

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

Brief Facts:

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

BeBe Winans
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Winans
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and gospel vocalist. Groups BeBe & CeCe Winans, The Winans.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group BeBe & CeCe Winans.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Winans.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry20 October 2011 as a member of group BeBe & CeCe Winans.

Ben Carson
doctor, educator, columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Solomon Carson
Also Known As:
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Neurosurgeon credited with pioneering work on the successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the head. Known for critical and controversial remarks about President Obama.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Berry Gordy
business, producer, composer, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Berry Gordy Jr.
Also Known As:
Berry Gordy III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90, 4 days before his 91st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Anna Gordy Gaye by 7 years.
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Featherweight boxer. Cofounder of Motown.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry24 October 1996

Bizarre
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Rufus Arthur Johnson
Also Known As:
Peter S. Bizarre
Bizarre Kid
The Big Fat Bloke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group D12. Album D12 World. Group Outsidaz. Song Rockstar. Solo album Hannicap Circus. Horrorcore rap.

Black Milk
rapper, producer, dj

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Eugene Cross
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Sound of the City, Vol. 1. Detroit based. Group B.R. Gunna.

Blade Icewood
rapper, murdered, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Darnell Quincy Lyndsay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot in a driveby shooting as he sat in a wheelchair in his special van. He had been wounded in another shooting. Hosted a nonviolence rally in 2004.

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.

Bob Welch (baseball)
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lynn Welch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard (special)20 June 2008 as a member of team Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bobby Rogers
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert E. Rogers
Nickname(s):
B
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Founding member of group The Miracles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of group The Miracles.
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of group The Miracles.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group The Miracles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group The Miracles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Miracles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Miracles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Miracles.

Boss
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Lichelle Laws
Also Known As:
Bo$$
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Born Gangstaz. A "gangster rapper".

Brad Budde
football

Real/Birth Name:
Brad Edward Budde
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard. Teams University of Southern California, Kansas City Chiefs.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Brian Holland
composer, producer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Holland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer group Holland-Dozier-Holland. Songs Stop! In the Name of Love, It's the Same Old Song.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry2 February 2015 as a member of group Holland-Dozier-Holland.

Bump Elliott
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Chalmers W. Elliott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Pete Elliott by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team University of Michigan and later coach.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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?.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

CeCe Winans
singer, R&B, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Priscilla Marie Winans
Also Known As:
Priscilla Marie Winans Love
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel and R&B singer. Groups BeBe & CeCe Winans, The Winans. Song Count on Me.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group BeBe & CeCe Winans.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Winans.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry20 October 2011 as a member of group BeBe & CeCe Winans.

Cha Cha
rapper, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Parris Lynell Fluellen
Gender:
Female
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song New Millennium (What Cha Wanna Do). Album Dear Diary.

Courtney B. Vance
actor, Tony Award, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Courtney Bernard Vance
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Angela Bassett by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series Law & Order, The Closer, FlashForward. Broadway plays Fences, Six Degrees of Separation, Lucky Guy earning a Tony Award for each. Movies The Hunt for Red October, Joyful Noise.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

David Alan Grier
actor, writer, producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
David Alan Grier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Return to Me, The Big Sick, Jumanji. TV series Bad Teacher, Chocolate News, In Living Color.

David M. Nelson
football, coach, educator, writer, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
David Moir Nelson
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:
Height:
5 feet 7 inches (170.18 cm)

Brief Facts:

Specialist on game rules. Halfback, team University of Michigan. Coach, teams Hillsdale College, University of Maine, University of Delaware. Invented the Wing-T formation. Book The Anatomy of a Game: Football, the Rules, and the Men Who Made the Game.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dej Loaf
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Deja Trimble
Also Known As:
DeJ Loaf
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced almose like "beige".

Della Reese
actor, singer, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Delloreese Patricia Early
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 shows Della, Touched by an Angel. Movies Harlem Nights, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Expecting Mary, Dear Secret Santa. Song Don't You Know?.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry12 July 1994

Denise Nicholas
actor, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Donna Denise Nicholas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Bill Withers by 6 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Jim Hill by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Civil rights activist. TV shows Room 222, In the Heat of the Night.

Diana Ross
singer, R&B, actor, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Diane Ernestine Ross
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group The Supremes. Song (solo) Ain't No Mountain High Enough. Movie The Wiz. Jailed for drunken driving in February 2004.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Supremes.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group The Supremes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Supremes.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Supremes.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group The Supremes.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry6 May 1982
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Supremes.

Dominic A. Antonelli
space

Real/Birth Name:
Dominic A. Antonelli
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-119
Shuttle Discovery, launched March 15, 2009

Duration: 12d 19h 31m 1s.
STS-132
Shuttle Atlantis, launched May 14, 2010

Duration: 11d 18h 29m.

Doug Fieger
singer, composer, musician, producer

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

Brief Facts:

Group The Knacks. Song My Sharona.

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.

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

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

Brief Facts:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry20 March 1986

Eddie Holland
composer, producer, singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Holland Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer group Holland-Dozier-Holland. Songs Stop! In the Name of Love, It's the Same Old Song.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry2 February 2015 as a member of group Holland-Dozier-Holland.

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.

Ellen Burstyn
actor, producer, dancer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Edna Rae Gillooley
Also Known As:
Ellen McRae
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 13 days before her 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Interstellar, Playing by Heart, The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, The Wicker Man, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. TV series The Jackie Gleason Show, The Book of Daniel. Tony Award for Broadway play Same Time, Next Year.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Florence Ballard
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Florence Glenda Ballard
Also Known As:
Florence Glenda Ballard Chapman
Nickname(s):
Flo
Blondie
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:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Singer with group The Supremes. Song Pretty Baby. Died of cardiac arrest at age 32.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Supremes.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group The Supremes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Supremes.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Supremes.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group The Supremes.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Supremes.

Forest Evashevski
football, coach

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

Brief Facts:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Francis Ford Coppola
producer, director, writer, business, winery

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Ford Coppola
Also Known As:
Francis Coppola
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than August Coppola by 5 years.
son of
uncle of
husband of
Younger than Eleanor Coppola by 2 years.
grandfather of
father of
son of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
father of
father of
older brother of
Older than Talia Shire by 7 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Good Shepherd, The Rainmaker, The Godfather, American Graffiti, The People, Koyaanisqatsi, Apocalypse Now. Founder of a winery in California.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Gervin
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
George Gervin
Nickname(s):
The Iceman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Guard, small forward. Teams Eastern Michigan University, Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Banco Roma, Quad City Thunder, TDK Manresa.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Peppard
actor

Real/Birth Name:
George Peppard Jr.actor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Elizabeth Ashley by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

TV show The A-Team. Movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry17 July 1985

Gilda Radner
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Gilda Susan Radner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gene Wilder, until she died.
Younger than Gene Wilder by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

TV show Saturday Night Live. Movie The Woman in Red.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry27 June 2003

Glenn Frey
composer, singer, musician, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Lewis Frey
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:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced "Fry." Member of band The Eagles. Song Tequila Sunrise.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of group The Eagles.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016 as a member of group The Eagles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group The Eagles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Eagles.

Gregory B. Jarvis
accident, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Bruce Jarvis
Also Known As:
Gregory Jarvis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded during launch before it reached space.

Space Missions:

STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gregory Hesselberg
painter, poet

Real/Birth Name:
Melvyn Gregory Hesselberg
Nickname(s):
The Book Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Program director.

Guy Mitchell
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Albert George Cernick
Also Known As:
Al Cernick
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:

Songs Heartaches by the Number, Singin' the Blues.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Hank Ballard
singer, blues, R&B, composer

Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Kendricks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Group Hank Ballard & The Midnighters. Wrote songs The Twist, Work with Me, Annie. Invented the Twist dance.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harlan Howard
composer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Harlan Perry Howard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song I Fall to Pieces with Hank Cochran. Songs Heartaches by the Number, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Busted were written by him.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harry Morgan
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Bratsburg
Also Known As:
Henry Morgan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series M*A*S*H, Dragnet. Movies Support Your Local Sheriff!, The Ox-Bow Incident, Wing and a Prayer, High Noon, Strategic Air Command, How the West Was Won, Inherit the Wind.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Hugh Gallarneau
football

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh H. Gallarneau
Nickname(s):
Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams Stanford University, Chicago Bears.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

J Dilla
rapper, composer, producer

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

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Group Slum Village. Group The Pharcyde. Albums Cydeways: The Best of the Pharcyde, Donuts. Died of heart illness caused by lupus.

J.K. Simmons
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Kimble Simmons
Also Known As:
JK Simmons
Nickname(s):
Kim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The voice of the yellow M&M on commercials. Also Farmer's Insurance commercials. TV series Growing Up Fisher, Law & Order, The Closer, Men at Work. Movies Patriots Day, La La Land, For Love of the Game, The Gift, Burn After Reading, The Rewrite, Juno, Rendition, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3.

Jackie Wilson
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Leroy Wilson Jr.
Nickname(s):
Mr. Excitement
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Lonely Teardrops, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry4 September 2019

James Hoffa
lawyer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
James Phillip Hoffa
Also Known As:
James P. Hoffa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Labor leader who currently serves as the General President of the union International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Jerome Bettis
football, activist, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Abram Bettis
Nickname(s):
The Bus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams University of Notre Dame, Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jerry Bruckheimer
producer

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Leon Bruckheimer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Executive producer of some popular TV shows: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Cold Case, Without a Trace, The Amazing Race. Movies Crimson Tide, Con Air, Top Gun, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry24 June 2013

Joan Leslie
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel
Also Known As:
Joan Brodel
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:

Brief Facts:

Movies Sergeant York, Yankee Doodle Dandy, High Sierra.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Joe DeLamielleure
football

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Michael DeLamielleure
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive lineman. Teams Michigan State University, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Charlotte Rage.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Messina
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Messina
Nickname(s):
The White Brother with Soul
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
91, 19 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Band The Funk Brothers. Performed on song I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).

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.

John DeLorean
business, inventor

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

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Kelly Harmon by 23 years.

Brief Facts:

Credited with inventing the first "muscle car," a Pontiac GTO. Created the DeLorean DMC-12, the time machine in movie Back to the Future.

John Kickjazz
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
John David Utsler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Shaggy 2 Dope by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Former groups JJ Boys, Inner City Posse with Shaggy 2 Dope, Violent J.

John Witherspoon
actor, comedy, model

Real/Birth Name:
John Weatherspoon
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:

Movies I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, Vampire in Brooklyn, The Meteor Man. TV series The Wayans Bros., The Tracy Morgan Show.

Joyce Randolph
actor, dancer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Sirola
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
96, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath. TV series The Honeymooners.

Judy Greer
actor, activist, model, ballet, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Therese Evans
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, 27 Dresses, Love and Other Drugs, The Descendants, What Women Want. TV series Two and a Half Men, Arrested Development. Spokesmodel for Sprint commercials.

K'Jon
R&B, singer, composer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Kelvin Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album I Get Around. Songs On the Ocean, Miami.

Kim Hunter
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Janet Cole
Gender:
Female
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:

Role as Stella in movie A Streetcar Named Desire, Planet of the Apes in role of Zira.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1617 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1715 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

King Gordy
rapper, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Waverly W. Alford III
Also Known As:
Cobain The Dead
The King Of Horrorcore
Dark Lord Vader
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Horrorcore rapper. Album The Entity. Movie 8 Mile.

Klaus Flouride
musician, bassist, punk, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Geoffrey Lyall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist and backing vocals with punk band Dead Kennedys.

Lamont Dozier
composer, producer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Lamont Herbert Dozier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer group Holland-Dozier-Holland. Songs Stop! In the Name of Love, It's the Same Old Song.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry2 February 2015 as a member of group Holland-Dozier-Holland.

Larry LaPrise
lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Roland Lawrence LaPrise
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Held copyright for song The Hokey Pokey for a time. He and two others, his group The Ram Trio, wrote the lyrics. Authorship was disputed in court.

Lawrence Peyton
singer, composer, producer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Albert Peyton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Motown group The Four Tops. Songs Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), It's the Same Old Song.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Four Tops.
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Four Tops.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Four Tops.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry23 April 1997 as a member of group The Four Tops.

Levi Stubbs
singer, R&B

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

Brief Facts:

Member and lead vocalist of Motown R&B group The Four Tops. Songs Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), It's the Same Old Song.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Four Tops.
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Four Tops.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Four Tops.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry23 April 1997 as a member of group The Four Tops.

Lily Tomlin
actor, producer, writer, comedy, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Jean Tomlin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Jane Wagner by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Incredible Shrinking Woman, I Heart a Huckabee, 9 to 5. TV shows Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Magic Schoolbus, Malibu Country. TV series Grace and Frankie.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lizzo
singer, rapper, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Melissa Viviane Jefferson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Lizzobangers, Big Grrrl Small World, Cuz I Love You. Movie Hustlers.

Margaret Whiting
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Eleanor Whiting
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:

Relationships:

wife of
Jack Wrangler, until his earlier death.
Older than Jack Wrangler by 21 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Lou Busch by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Baby, It's Cold Outside, That Old Black Magic, Moonlight in Vermont, Silver Bells.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Marlo Thomas
actor, activist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Julia Thomas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 3 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
wife of
Younger than Phil Donahue by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ocean's Eight, Jenny. TV show That Girl. Broadway play The Shadow Box. Supports the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry3 December 1992

Martin Milner
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Sam Milner
Also Known As:
Marty Milner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Adam-12, Route 66, Swiss Family Robinson. Movies Valley of the Dolls, Sands of Iwo Jima, Sweet Smell of Success.

Mary Wells
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Esther Wells
Nickname(s):
the Queen of Motown
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:

Brief Facts:

Song My Guy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Max Gail
actor, director, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Maxwell Trowbridge Gail
Also Known As:
Maxwell Gail Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies 42, The Legend of Tillamook's Gold. TV series Sons & Daughters, Days of Our Lives.

Michael Moriarty
actor, jazz, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Moriarty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Law & Order. Movies Bang the Drum Slowly, Who'll Stop the Rain, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff, Pale Rider, Troll, Courage Under Fire, Shiloh. Moved to Canada, declaring himself a political exile. He was granted Canadian citizenship.

Mitt Romney
business, governor

Real/Birth Name:
Willard Mitt Romney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

third cousin twice removed of
son of
third cousin once removed of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Businessman (Bain Capital) and former governor of Massachusetts, 2003-2007. Managed the 2002 Winter Olympic Games at Salt Lake City, Utah. Candidate for president as a Republican in the 2012 race, lost election November 6, 2012.

Money Mark
producer, musician, rapper, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Ramos Nishita
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboards. Worked with group Beastie Boys.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Piper Laurie
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Rosetta Jacobs
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Carrie, Children of a Lesser God.

Proof
rapper, actor, murdered

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

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of group D12. Albums Devil's Night, D12 World. Movie 8 Mile. Shot to death at a club in Detroit.

Ralph Bunche
educator, politician, writer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Johnson Bunche
Also Known As:
Ralph J Bunche
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Closely involved in drafting the United Nations Charter. Negotiated Middle East peace in the late 1940s. The first person of color to win Nobel Peace prize.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ray Parker Jr.
musician, composer, R&B, jazz, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ray Erskine Parker Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed theme music for movie Ghostbusters. Guitarist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry6 March 2014

Reggie McKenzie
football

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald McKenzie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams University of Michigan, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Renaldo Benson
singer, R&B, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Renaldo Benson
Also Known As:
Obie Benson
Renaldo "Obie" Benson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass group The Four Tops. Sang with the group for over 5 decades.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Four Tops.
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Four Tops.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Four Tops.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry23 April 1997 as a member of group The Four Tops.

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.

Robert Wagner
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert John Wagner
Nickname(s):
RJ
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Jill St. John by 10 years.
husband of
Natalie Wood, until her death.
Older than Natalie Wood by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Hart to Hart, It Takes a Thief. Movies The Towering Inferno, The Pink Panther.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry16 July 2002

Roger Corman
producer, director, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Roger William Corman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Apollo 13, Philadelphia, The Little Shop of Horrors.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry12 June 1991

Roger L. Stevens
producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Lacey Stevens
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:

Special Tony Award for his body of work. Plays Bus Stop, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Death of a Salesman.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rosalind Ashford
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Rosalind Ashford
Also Known As:
Rosalind Ashford-Holmes
Nickname(s):
Roz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and pop and doo-wop group Martha & The Vandellas. A high soprano. Song Dancing in the Street.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Royce Da 5'9"
rapper, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Ryan Montgomery
Also Known As:
Royce Da 5' 9"
Nickel-Nine
Royce Da 5-9
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 9 inches (175.26 cm)

Brief Facts:

Albums Rock City, Rock City (Version 2). The 5'9" part of his name is his height. Royce comes from a letter R resembling the Rolls-Royce log which he wore. One year jail sentence for DUI.

Sherilyn Fenn
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Sheryl Ann Fenn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies Boxing Helena, Fatal Instinct. TV series Twin Peaks, Rude Awakening. Her mother (Arlene Quatro) is the sister of Suzi Quatro.

Skillz
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Donnie Lewis
Also Known As:
Mad Skillz
Mad
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album I Ain't Mad No More.

Skip Bertman
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Bertman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team Louisiana State University. Olympic Gold Medal 1988.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Smokey Robinson
singer, business, composer, producer, actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
William Robinson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Claudette Rogers by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Motown group The Miracles. Formerly called this group The Matadors. Songs Got a Job, Shop Around, Ooh Baby Baby, The Tears of a Clown, My Girl, Since I Lost My Baby. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Album The 35th Anniversary Collection. Movie Hollywood Homicide.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of group The Miracles.
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of group The Miracles.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group The Miracles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group The Miracles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Miracles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Miracles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry22 February 1983
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Miracles.

Sonny Bono
singer, mayor, accident, US Representative

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

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Cher by 11 years.
husband of
Mary Bono Mack, until he died.
Older than Mary Bono Mack by 26 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Sonny of the pop group Sonny & Cher. Also Mayor of Palm Springs. Died in a skiing accident. Movie Airplane II: The Sequel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of group Sonny & Cher.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at Out of sidewalk18 May 1996
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry as a member of group Sonny & Cher.

Suzi Quatro
actor, singer, bassist, model

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Kay Quatro
Also Known As:
Suzy Quatro
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 0 inches (152.4 cm)

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Role as Leather Tuscadero on TV series Happy Days. Songs Can the Can, Devil Gate Drive.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Teairra Mari
R&B, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Teairra Maria Thomas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
32, 8 days before her 33rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs in 2005: Make Her Feel Good, No Daddy. Album Roc-A-Fella Presents: Teairra Mari.

Ted Nugent
musician, singer, activist, actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Anthony Nugent
Nickname(s):
The Nuge
Motor City Madman
Uncle Ted
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 19 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock musician. Lead guitarist of band The Amboy Dukes. Songs Journey to the Center of the Mind, Stranglehold, Cat Scratch Feve, Wango Tango, Great White Buffalo. Known for conservative political statements and gun ownership views. Charged and on probation for illegal hunting.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ted Raimi
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Raimi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54, 20 days before his 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Sam Raimi by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Spider-Man.

Tee Grizzley
rapper, criminal, actor, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Terry Sanchez Wallace
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Activated. Songs First Day Out, No Effort, Colors, From the D to the A. Jailed for robbery.

Thema
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Thema McKinney
Gender:
Female
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Lyric a girl group. Album Lyric. Song Young and Sexy.

Tom Selleck
actor, producer, writer, model, activist, soap, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas William Selleck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jacqueline Ray by 7 years.
husband of
Older than Jillie Mack by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Magnum, P.I., Blue Bloods. Movies Jesse Stone: Stone Cold, In & Out, Three Men and a Baby, Coma, Mr. Baseball. Made for Television movies Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise, Jesse Stone: Night Passage, Jesse Stone: No Remorse, Jesse Stone: Sea Change, Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost, Jesse Stone: Thin Ice, Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt, Monte Walsh. Member of National Rifle Association.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry4 June 1986

Tom Sizemore
actor, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr.
Nickname(s):
Tommy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Red Planet, Passenger 57, Flight of the Intruder, Saving Private Ryan, Wyatt Earp (1994), Black Hawk Down, The Relic.

Tom Skerritt
actor, director

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Alderton Skerritt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Steel Magnolias, The Other Sister, Alien, Picket Fences, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Poison Ivy, Poltergeist III, At Middleton. TV series Cheers, Picket Fences.

Violent J
rapper, wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Bruce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Insane Clown Posse a "horrorcore hip-hop" duo. Wears black and white "evil clown" makeup with a smiling face. Album The Amazing Jeckel Brothers. Professional wrestler. Former groups JJ Boys, Inner City Posse.

Wally Cox
actor, Broadway, tv, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Maynard Cox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County. TV show Hollywood Squares.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Warren "Pete" Moore
singer, producer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Warren Moore
Also Known As:
Pete Moore
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass singer, group The Miracles. Song Ooo Baby Baby.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of group The Miracles.
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of group The Miracles.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group The Miracles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group The Miracles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Miracles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Miracles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Miracles.

William Talman
actor, Broadway, writer

Real/Birth Name:
William Whitney Talman Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Perry Mason in role of District Attorney Hamilto Burger.

Xzibit
rapper, tv, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Nathaniel Joiner
Also Known As:
X to tha Z
XZIBIT
Nickname(s):
X
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of MTV series Pimp My Ride. Albums At the Speed of Life, Man vs. Machine, Full Circle. Movies 8 Mile, Gridiron Gang, X-Files: I Want to Believe.
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