People died on 23 January

(14 found)

Jim Lehrer
news, writer

Real/Birth Name:
James Charles Lehrer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show PBS NewsHour. Presidential debate moderator.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hugh Masekela
musician, bandleader, activist, composer, singer, jazz, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Ramapolo Masekela
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Miriam Makeba by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet. Broadway musical Sarafina.

Ernie Banks
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Banks
Nickname(s):
Mr. Cub
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 8 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop and first baseman for 19 seasons on the team Chicago Cubs as their first black player. Major League Baseball All-Century Team, in 1999.

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Charlie Osgood
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Benjamin Osgood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. One game, June 18, 1944, 3 innings. Team Brooklyn Dodgers.

Jack LaLanne
fitness, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Jack François Henri LaLanne
Also Known As:
Jack La Lanne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ran fitness centers. Host of TV show The Jack LaLanne Show which showed excercises and discussed health, with his wife Elaine. Known for feats of strength even in old age.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry26 June 2002

Johnny Carson
tv, writer, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
John William Carson
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:

Brief Facts:

TV show Late Night with Johnny Carson on NBC.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Bob Keeshan
actor, kids, comedy, tv, writer, clown, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert James Keeshan
Also Known As:
Captain Kangaroo
Capt. Kangaroo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played role of Clarabell the Clown on TV show Howdy Doody then hosted TV show Captain Kangaroo. Book Alligator in the Basement.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Nell Carter
actor, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Nell Ruth Hardy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin'. TV series Gimme a Break!, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Thomas A. Dorsey
musician, singer, blues, composer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Also Known As:
Georgia Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the founder of "black gospel" church music. Composer of songs Peace in the Valley, Take My Hand, Precious Lord.

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Vic Ames
singer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Amory Victor Urick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ed Ames by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Gene Ames by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Joe Ames by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group The Ames Brothers. Songs Rag Mop, The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane, Melodie d'Amour. Died in a car crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Ames Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group The Ames Brothers.

Jack Oakie
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Delaney Offield
Nickname(s):
The World's Oldest Freshman
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:

Silent films, then movies The Call of the Wild, Around the World in Eighty Days.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Terry Kath
musician, composer, singer, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Terry Alan Kath
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31, 8 days before his 32nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A founding member of the rock band Chicago. Guitarist. lead vocals. Songs Colour My World, Make Me Smile. Died of accidental self shooting in the head when he thought the gun was empty.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of group Chicago.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of group Chicago.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Chicago.

Toots Shor
business

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Shor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Noted New York restaurateur. His restaurant was popular with the famous and socially-connected.

Paul Robeson
singer, actor, activist, football, Broadway, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leroy Robeson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Ol' Man River. In role of Othello on Broadway. Controversy over his support of Soviet Communism.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6660 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry9 April 1979
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