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Al Ritz
comedy, actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Joachim
Also Known As:
Albert Ritz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced Joe-AK-him. Group The Ritz Brothers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive26 October 1996 as a member of group The Ritz Brothers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry17 November 1987 as a member of group The Ritz Brothers.

Allen Garfield
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Goorwitz
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:

Movies Beverly Hils Cop II, One Trick Pony. Died of COVID-19.

Allen Ginsberg
poet, activist

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

Brief Facts:

Poet associated witth the Beat Generation. A peace activist. Experimented with drugs. World traveler.

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Ben Hawkins
football

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Charles Hawkins
Nickname(s):
Hawk
The Hawk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams Arizona State University, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Bell.

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Chris Christie
governor, lawyer

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

Brief Facts:

Republican governor of New Jersey from January 2010.

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Cissy Houston
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Emily Drinkard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
aunt of
aunt of
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than John Houston by 13 years.
sister of
Younger than Lee Drinkard by 12 or 13 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer. Album Presenting Cissy Houston. Member of gospel group The Drinkard Singers and backup singer group The Sweet Inspirations.

Connie Francis
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero
Concetta Rosemarie Franconero
Also Known As:
Concetta Franconero
Connie Franconero
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Where the Boys Are. Songs Who's Sorry Now?, Second Hand Love, Where the Boys Are. November 8, 1974, she was raped at a hotel.

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Dean DeLeo
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Dean DeLeo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Robert DeLeo by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist with band Stone Temple Pilots.

Dee Dee Warwick
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Delia Mae Warrick
Also Known As:
Dee Dee Warrick
DeDe Schwartz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 23 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
niece of
younger sister of
Younger than Dionne Warwick by 4 years.
first cousin of
daughter of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, You're No Good. Changed last name in the 1960s.

Eva Marie Saint
actor, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Eva Marie Saint
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, North by Northwest, Exodus, On the Waterfront, Superman Returns, Because of Winn-Dixie, Raintree County, Winter's Tale. TV series Moonlighting.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6624 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6730 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Fredric Brandt
doctor, radio, writer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Fredric Sheldon Brandt
Nickname(s):
Baron of Botox
King of Collagen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Got approval for use of botulinum toxins ("botox") for cosmetic use, also cosmetic dermatology using collagen fillers.

Gloria Gaynor
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Fowles
Nickname(s):
Queen of Disco
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Disco songs I Will Survive, Never Can Say Goodbye.

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Harry Ritz
comedy, actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Joachim
Also Known As:
Harold Ritz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced Joe-AK-him. Group The Ritz Brothers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive26 October 1996 as a member of group The Ritz Brothers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry17 November 1987 as a member of group The Ritz Brothers.

Ian Ziering
actor, director, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Ian Andrew Ziering
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Beverly Hills, 90210, Mighty Ducks as the voice of (role of) Wildwing.

Ice-T
actor, rapper, singer, composer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Lauren Marrow
Also Known As:
Ice T
Nickname(s):
Ice
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 21 days before his 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Nicole Austin by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Band Body Count. Songs 6 N the Morning, Cop Killer. Movies 3000 Miles to Graceland, Gangland, New Jack City.

Ivan Wilzig
singer, producer, activist, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Ivan L. Wilzig
Also Known As:
Peaceman
Sir Ivan
Mr. Mitzvah
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Peace movement activist. TV show Who Wants to be a Superhero?.

Jack Warden
actor, boxing, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
John H. Lebzelter
Also Known As:
Johnny Costello
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:

Movies The Presidio, All the President's Men, 12 Angry Men, From Here to Eternity, Shampoo. TV series Jigsaw John, The Bad News Bears, N.Y.P.D.. Broadway play A View from the Bridge.

Jason Alexander (actor)
actor, musician, singer, educator, Tony Award, director

Real/Birth Name:
Jay Scott Greenspan
Also Known As:
J. Alexander
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On stage in musical The Producers. TV series Seinfeld, Listen Up. Movies Pretty Woman, Shallow Hal. Tony Award winner.

Jerry Lewis
actor, singer, director, producer, writer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Levitch
Nickname(s):
Picchiatello
The King of Comedy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Nutty Professor, The Geisha Boy. Often paired with Dean Martin in movies. Host of MS Telethon 1984.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6150 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jim Bouton
baseball, writer, sports analyst, politician, actor, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
James Alan Bouton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots, Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves. Book Ball Four. TV series Ball Four.

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Jimmy Ritz
comedy, actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Joachim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced Joe-AK-him. Group The Ritz Brothers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive26 October 1996 as a member of group The Ritz Brothers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry17 November 1987 as a member of group The Ritz Brothers.

Joe Pesci
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Frank Pesci
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 14 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 3 inches (160.02 cm)

Brief Facts:

Pronounced PESH-ee. Movies A Bronx Tale, The Good Shepherd, My Cousin Vinny, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Lethal Weapon 4, Casino.

Judy Gold
actor, comedy, writer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Judith H. Gold
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 3 inches (190.5 cm)

Brief Facts:

TV series All-American Girl. As producer, TV series The Rosie O'Donnell Show.

Napoleon (rapper)
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Mutah Wassin Shabazz Beale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Groups Outlawz, Dramacydal. Motivational speaker.

Nick Massi
singer, musician, bassist

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

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and bass guitar for group The Four Seasons and was responsible for most of the vocal arrangements.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Four Seasons.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of group The Four Seasons.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Four Seasons.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Four Seasons.

Paul Simon
singer, composer, musician, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Frederic Simon
Also Known As:
Paul Kane
Jerry Landis
Tico
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carrie Fisher by 15 years.
husband of
Older than Edie Brickell by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of Simon & Garfunkel. See Art Garfunkel. Songs Bridge Over Troubled Water, Scarborough Fair, Mrs. Robinson, Cecilia, The Sound of Silence. Album Graceland. Movie Annie Hall.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Simon & Garfunkel.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group Simon & Garfunkel.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Simon & Garfunkel.

Philip Roth
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Milton Roth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Claire Bloom by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Books The Human Stain, Portnoy's Complaint. Wrote novella Goodbye, Columbus. Pulitzer Prize for book American Pastoral. Movie The Human Stain.

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Queen Latifah
actor, singer, rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Dana Elaine Owens
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Sphere, Chicago, The Dilemma, Living Single, Taxi, The Bone Collector, Joyful Noise. Live musical TV show The Wiz Live!.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry4 January 2006

Rah Digga
rapper, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Rashia Fisher
Also Known As:
Harriet Thugman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Album Dirty Harriet. Movie Thir13en Ghosts Member Flipmode Squad.

Ray Liotta
actor, producer, soap, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Allen Liotta
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Lee-oh-tah. Movies Field of Dreams, Operation Dumbo Drop, Hannibal, Identity, Smokin' Aces, Goodfellas. TV series Another World, Smith.

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Redman
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Noble
Nickname(s):
Reggie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Dare Iz a Darkside, Tonight's Da Night. Former member group Def Squad. Movies How High, Seed of Chuckie.

Retta
actor, writer, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Marietta Sangai Sirleaf
Also Known As:
Retta Sirleaf
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also a stand-up comedian. Movies Fracture, Slackers. TV series Parks and Recreation, 7 Deadly Hollywood Sins, Good Girls.

Ruth St. Denis
dancer, choreographer, educator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth St. Denis
Nickname(s):
Ruthie
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:

Modern dance pioneer.

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Sah-B
rapper, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Sakinah Britton
Also Known As:
Sah B
Gender:
Female
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Revolutionary Posse of Terrace.

Sarah Vaughan
singer, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Lois Vaughan
Nickname(s):
Sassy
The Divine One
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 7 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Misty, Smooth Operator, Broken Hearted Melody, Whatever Lola Wants.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry31 July 1985

Shaquille O'Neal
basketball, rapper, writer, actor, producer, activist, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
Nickname(s):
Shaq
The Diesel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:
Height:
7 feet 1 inches (215.9 cm)

Brief Facts:

Center for basketball teams Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat. Movies Kazaam, Blue Chips, Steel. Album Shaq Diesel.

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Susan Stamberg
radio, news

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Levitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio shows Weekend Edition Saturday, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Sunday on channel NPR.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio3 March 2020

Vivian Blaine
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Vivienne Stapleton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 18 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical Guys and Dolls.

W.E.B. Griffin
writer, military

Real/Birth Name:
William Edmund Butterworth III
Also Known As:
WEB Griffin
W. E. B. Griffin
Alex Baldwin
Webb Beech
Walker E. Blake
James McM. Douglas
Eden Hughes
Edmund O. Scholefield
Patrick J. Williams
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:

Lived in Fairhope, Alabama. Books Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, The Corps, Soldier Spies. Author of military, police and spy novels. Served in World War II and the Korean War.

Frankie Valli
singer, actor, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Francesco Stephen Castelluccio
Also Known As:
Frank Castelluccio
Frankie Valley
Frank Valli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Brief Facts:

Frontman and high tenor (falsetto) in groups The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Songs Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Can't Take My Eyes off You.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Four Seasons.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of group The Four Seasons.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Four Seasons.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Four Seasons.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at Paris Hotel21 March 2013 as a member of group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
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