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Betty Boyd
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Boyd Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1929). Movie Lilies of the Field.

Betty Lynn
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Ann Lynn
Also Known As:
Betty Ann Lynn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock, My Three Sons, Family Affair. Movies Cheaper by the Dozen, June Bride, Sitting Pretty.

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Big Joe Turner
blues, singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vernon Turner Jr.
Nickname(s):
Big Joe
Boss of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Corrina, Corrina, Shake, Rattle and Roll.

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Burt Bacharach
composer, musician, singer, actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Burt Freeman Bacharach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Angie Dickinson by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Carole Bayer Sager by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs What the World Needs Now Is Love, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By, I Say a Little Prayer, Alfie, What's New Pussycat. Broadway musical Promises, Promises nominated for Tony Award.

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Casey Stengel
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Dillon Stengel
Nickname(s):
The Old Perfessor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfield. Team Brooklyn Dodgers 1912-1917. Best known as manager of team New York Yankees.

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Chris Cooper
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher W. Cooper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Lonesome Dove. Movies Live by Night, Little Women (2019), The Horse Whisperer, Breach, The Company You Keep, August: Osage County, American Beauty, Adaptation, A Time to Kill, Breast Men, October Sky, The Patriot, The Bourne Identity, Seabiscuit, Jarhead.

Denis O'Hare
actor, writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Judge, Dallas Buyers Club, Milk. TV series The Good Wife, True Blood, American Horror Story, Brothers & Sisters.

Derelys Perdue
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Geraldine Perdue
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1923). Silent films The Last Man on Earth.

Dianne Wiest
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Dianne Evelyn Wiest
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hannah and Her Sisters, The Horse Whisperer, The Mule, The Purple Rose of Cairo. TV series Life in Pieces. Broadway play The Art of Dining.

Don Cheadle
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Don Cheadle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Bulworth, Boogie Nights, Devil in a Blue Dress, Volcano, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, Iron Man 2. TV series Picket Fences.

Edward Asner
actor, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Yitzhak Edward Asner
Nickname(s):
Ed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant. Movie The Satan Bug.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry25 September 1992

Elaine Joyce
actor, soap, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Elaine Joyce Pinchot
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Bobby Van, until his death.
Younger than Bobby Van by 17 years.
wife of
Neil Simon, until his death.
Younger than Neil Simon by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives. Broadway musical play Sugar.

Ellen Drew
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Esther Loretta Ray
Also Known As:
Terry Ray
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 10 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies If I Were King, Christmas in July, Women Without Names (1940).

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive22 November 1997

Ellie Kemper
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Claire Kemper
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Bridesmaids, 21 Jump Street, Sex Tape. TV series The Office.

Evalyn Knapp
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Pauline Knapp
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 5 days before her 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Movies Smart Money, In Old Santa Fe. Ttle character in the 1933 movie serial The Perils of Pauline.

Fat-Tone
rapper, murdered, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony D. Watkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kansas City rapper killed in Las Vegas. Considered a "person of interest" (suspect?) in the death of Mac Dre.

Goodman Ace
comedy, writer, radio, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Goodman Aiskowitz
Also Known As:
Asa Goodman
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:

Radio show Easy Aces.

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Gregory Hemingway
doctor, writer, accused, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Hancock Hemingway
Also Known As:
Gloria Hemingway
Gregory H. Hemingway
Nickname(s):
Gig
Gigi
Vanessa
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was son of
became daughter of
was half-brother of
Younger than Jack Hemingway by 8 years.
became half-sister of
Younger than Jack Hemingway by 8 years.
was uncle of
became aunt of
was uncle of
became aunt of
was uncle of
became aunt of
was brother of
Younger than Patrick Hemingway by 3 years.
became sister of
Younger than Patrick Hemingway by 3 years.
was son of
became daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Had electric shock therapy. Married 4 times. Had sex change surgery. Died in jail after arrest for indecent exposure.

Harrison Ford (silent film actor)
actor, Broadway, director

Real/Birth Name:
Harrison Edward Ford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films Bright Lights of Broadway, Three Weekends, later one talkie. Stage actor, Broadway play Glorious Betsy. Local theater director.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6665 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Herb Reed
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Reed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Jean Harlow
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harlean Harlow Carpenter
Nickname(s):
The Baby
Blonde Bombshell
Platinum Blonde
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hell's Angels (1930), Red-Headed Woman, Dinner at Eight (1933). Died of kidney failure.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6910 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

John Kander
composer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
John Harold Kander
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer of musicals with Fred Ebb. Musicals Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman. Movie Funny Lady. Song New York, New York.

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Joy Bang
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Joy Wener
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Pretty Maids All in a Row, Night of the Cobra Woman.

Kate Spade
style, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Noel Brosnahan
Also Known As:
Kate Valentine
Katherine Noel Frances Valentine Brosnahan Spade
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Andy Spade, until she died.
The same age as Andy Spade.
aunt of

Brief Facts:

Fashion editor at magazine Mademoiselle, designer of handbags and more. Found hanging from a doorknob on a red scarf.

Lionel Taylor
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Thomas Taylor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver, linebacker. Teams New Mexico Highlands University, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers. Coach teams Texas Southern University, London Monarchs, England Monarchs.

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Marian Shockley
actor, Broadway, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Marian Shockley
Also Known As:
Marion Shockley
Marian Shockley Collyer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Bud Collyer, until his earlier death.
Younger than Bud Collyer by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Broadway plays Abie's Irish Rose, Dear Old Darling. Movie Stage Door Canteen.

Misty Copeland
dancer, ballet, writer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Misty Danielle Copeland
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. Appeared in television commercials.

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Patrick Hemingway
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Miller Hemingway
Nickname(s):
Sunny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
older brother of
Older than Gregory Hemingway by 3 years.
half-brother of
Younger than Jack Hemingway by 4 years.
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Edited book True at First Light, a work by his father, novelist Ernest Hemingway, released posthumously in 1999. It is designated a "fictional memoir" and describes a journey to Africa.

Robert Altman
director

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

Relationships:

husband of
Lynda Carter, until he died.
Older than Lynda Carter by 26 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies MASH, Gosford Park, The Long Goodbye. TV series The Millionaire.

Robert Lowery
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Larkin Hanks
Also Known As:
Bob Lowery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jean Parker by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Serial movie Batman and Robin (1949) in role of Batman. Movies The Ballad of Josie, I Shot Billy the Kid, Waco.

Sally Long
actor, dancer

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

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). Movies The Fighting Buckaroo, King of the Jungle, a serial with Elmo Lincoln.

Solé
rapper, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Tonya Michelle Johnston
Also Known As:
Sole
Tonya M. Lumpkin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Ginuwine by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Song 4,5,6. Former girlfriend of Tech N9ne.

Tech N9ne
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Dontez Yates
Also Known As:
Tech
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Vintage Tech. Also beatboxing. Song Everybody Move. Group The Regime.

Tom Watson
golf, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Sturges Watson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Eight major championship wins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Wallace Beery
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Fitzgerald Beery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gloria Swanson by 13 years.
half-brother of
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Movie The Champ.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Yvette Vickers
actor, model, playmate

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

Brief Facts:

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