People, Died on January 2 (18 found)

Captain
musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Daryl Frank Dragon
Also Known As:
The Captain
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Younger than Toni Tennille by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Group Captain & Tennille. Songs Muskrat Love, Love Will Keep Us Together, Shop Around, Do That to Me One More Time. Keyboardist - accompanied group The Beach Boys on tour.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

California Hall of Fame 2011 as a group member of The Beach Boys.
Cruisin' Hall of Fame 2000 as a group member of The Beach Boys.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a group member of The Beach Boys.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a group member of The Beach Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a group member of The Beach Boys.
A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry as a group member of The Beach Boys.

Bob Einstein
actor, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Stewart Robert Einstein
Also Known As:
Super Dave Osborne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Albert Brooks by 4 years.
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Little Jimmy Dickens
singer, composer, musician, country

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:
Height:
4 feet 11 inches (149.86 cm)

Brief Facts:

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ned Wertimer
actor

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
actor

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
actor, writer, director, model, soap, Broadway

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1611 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Sydney Omarr
columnist, writer

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
relative

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:

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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

His son was convicted of murder.

Bud Metheny
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Beauregard Metheny
Also Known As:
Arthur Beauregard "Bud" Metheny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder, team New York Yankees. Coach, team Old Dominion University

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rags Matthews
football

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Randy California
singer, musician, composer, accident, drowned

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
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.

Alan Hale Jr.
actor

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6653 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Erroll Garner
jazz, musician, composer

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 sources born 1921.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Tex Ritter
actor, western, singer, country

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Jack Carson
actor, Broadway

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6361 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Dick Powell
actor, director, producer, singer, radio

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6745 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Ross Alexander
actor, suicide

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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