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People, Died on January 2 (15 found)

Little Jimmy Dickens

Real/Birth Name:
James Cecil Dickens
Nickname(s):
Tater
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4'11". Songs A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed, Take an Old Cold Tater (And Wait), I'm Little But I'm Loud, Raggedy Ann (You've Been Quite a Doll), May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose. Country Music Hall of Fame 1983. Music City Walk of Fame 2010. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2000. Grand Ole Opry. West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Ned Wertimer

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Wertimer
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 The Jeffersons. Movies Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Mame, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Pete Postlethwaite

Real/Birth Name:
Peter William Postlethwaite
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Last of the Mohicans, Dark Water, Inception, Clash of the Titans (2010), The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Ĉon Flux, The Constant Gardener

Anne Francis

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Lloyd Francis
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:

Movies The Satan Bug, Forbidden Planet, The Rocket Man, Blackboard Jungle, Don't Go Near the Water, Funny Girl. TV series Honey West, Dallas Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1611 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sydney Omarr

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Kimmelman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astrologer.

Rushton Skakel

Real/Birth Name:
Rushton Walter Skakel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ethel Kennedy by 4 years.
uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
father of

Descendants:

Rags Matthews

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Matthews
Also Known As:
Raymond "Rags" Matthews
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, both offense and defense. Team Texas Christian University. College Football Hall of Fame 1971. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Randy California

Real/Birth Name:
Randy Craig Wolfe
Also Known As:
Randy Wolfe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group Spirit. Song I Got a Line on You. Drowned at sea.

Larry LaPrise

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.

Alan Hale Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Hale McKahan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV show Gilligan's Island Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6653 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Erroll Garner

Real/Birth Name:
Erroll Louis Garner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Song Misty. some source born 1921. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1993. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1993. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tex Ritter

Real/Birth Name:
Woodward Maurice Ritter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 10 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dorothy Fay, until he died.
Older than Dorothy Fay by 10 years.
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ridin' the Cherokee Trail, Bullets for Bandits. Grand Ole Opry. Country Music Hall of Fame 1964. Hall of Great Western Performers 1980. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1982. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Texas Trail of Fame 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jack Carson

Real/Birth Name:
John Elmer Carson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Make Your Own Bed, Arsenic and Old Lace, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Star Is Born (1954). Broadway play Of Thee I Sing Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6361 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dick Powell

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Ewing Powell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Joan Blondell by 1 year.
husband of
June Allyson, until he died.
Older than June Allyson by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Split Second, You Can Never Tell. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6745 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ross Alexander

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Ross Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Aleta Freel, until her earlier death.
Younger than Aleta Freel by less than 1 year.
husband of

Brief Facts:

Movies Here Comes Carter, Captain Blood. Committed suicide by gunshot two years after his wife Aleta Freel shot herself. Rumor says it was the same rifle. He was married to Nagel just a few months before his death.
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