People died on 15 January

(20 found)

Carol Channing
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Elaine Channing
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97, 16 days before her 98th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Addams Family. Movie Thoroughly Modern Millie. Songs Hello, Dolly!, Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend. Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1985. Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, Show Girl, The Vamp.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 369 N. Palm Canyon Drive2 October 2010

Dolores O'Riordan
singer, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocals, group The Cranberries. Songs Linger, Dreams, Zombie, Ode to My Family, Ridiculous Thoughts, Salvation, Free to Decide, Promises.

Dan Haggerty
actor, producer, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Dan Haggerty
Also Known As:
Dan Haggarty
Daniel Haggerty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. Movies The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, Muscle Beach Party, Grizzly Mountain, Escape to Grizzly Mountain. Served time for cocaine possession.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry1 February 1994

Ervin Drake
composer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Ervin Maurice Druckman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Believe, It Was a Very Good Year. Broadway musical What Makes Sammy Run?.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Susannah York
actor, writer, kids

Real/Birth Name:
Susannah Yolande Fletcher
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 6 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Images, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, A Man for All Seasons, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Tom Jones, Superman in role of Lara, the mother of Kal-El (Superman's real name.) Children's books In Search of Unicorns, Lark's Castle.

Brad Renfro
actor, writer, producer, criminal, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Bradley Barron Renfro
Nickname(s):
Pagey
Renfreak
Fro
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Client, The Cure, Tom and Huck, The Theory of the Leisure Class, The Jacket, Ghost World, Bully. Sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay more than $4,000 for repairs on a yacht that he tried to steal in Fort Lauderdale. Found dead in his home of an accidental drug overdose on heroin, per coroner's autopsy.

Victoria de los ┴ngeles
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Gˇmez Cima
Also Known As:
Vict˛ria dels └ngels
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soprano. Performed at La Scala, the Paris Opera, Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Also had a concert career. Recorded 21 complete operas.

Olivia Goldsmith
writer

Real/Birth Name:
(born:) Randy Goldfield
(changed to:) Justine Rendal
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
55 or 56
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book made into movie The First Wives Club.

Junior Wells
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Amos Wells Blackmore Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Harmonica. Songs Hoodoo Man, Messin' with the Kid.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Amber Hagerman
kidnapped, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Amber Rene Hagerman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
9
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Brief Facts:

A young girl, kidnapped and murdered. The AMBER Alert System is named for her. The killer was not found.

Minnesota Fats
billiards, tv, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Rudolph Walter Wanderone Jr.
Also Known As:
New York Fats
Rudolf Wanderone Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 4 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Known for his pool (billiards) playing. Adopted his name from the movie The Hustler. TV series Celebrity Billiards.

Henry Iba
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Payne Iba
Nickname(s):
Hank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team Westminster College. Coached team Oklahoma State University and Olympic teams 1964 and 1968.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sammy Cahn
lyricist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Love and Marriage, High Hopes, Three Coins in the Fountain. With James Van Heusen, songs Love and Marriage, My Kind of Town, High Hopes, All the Way.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6540 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry2 February 1990

Ray Bolger
actor, singer, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Wallace Bulcao
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of the Tinman in movie The Wizard of Oz.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6788 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 132 S. Palm Canyon Drive10 January 1998

Jim Crowley
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
James Harold Crowley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Notre Dame as a fullback in the group The Four Horsemen. Coach for team Fordham University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Meyer Lansky
criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Meier Suchowlański
Nickname(s):
Mob's Accountant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Friend of Bugsy Siegel.

Red Smith
writer, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Wellesley Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first sportswriter to win the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary 1976.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Teagarden
singer, musician, jazz, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Weldon Leo Teagarden
Nickname(s):
Big T
The Swingin' Gate
Father of Jazz Trombone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trombone jazz.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hap Arnold
military, aviator, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Harley Arnold
Also Known As:
Henry H. Arnold
Nickname(s):
Hap
Pewt
Benny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

General of the Army and later General of the Air Force. The only 5-star general in two services.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Black Dahlia
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Short
Nickname(s):
Beth
Betty Short
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wanted to be an actress. Murder was never solved. Body cut in half. Possible death date January 14.
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