People died on 02 February

(24 found)

Dennis Edwards
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Edwards
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 1 day before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Ruth Pointer by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist and founding member of the group The Temptations.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Temptations.
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group The Temptations.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group The Temptations.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group The Temptations.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of group The Temptations.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Temptations.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Temptations.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Temptations.

Bob Elliott
radio, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Brackett Elliott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Radio show Bob and Ray with Ray Goulding. TV series Get a Life. Movie Cabin Boy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Jacka
rapper, criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Dominic Newton
Also Known As:
Shaheed Akbar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed his name to Shaheed Akbar. San Francisco based, from Richmond, California. Album The Jack Artist. Served a 1 year sentence for grand theft and armed robbery. Group Mob Figaz. Shot to death while rapping with friends.

Bunny Rugs
singer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Willam Clarke
Also Known As:
Bunny Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 4 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of groups Third World, Inner Circle, Bunny & Ricky, The Wild Bunch. Lead singer.

Philip Seymour Hoffman
actor, producer, director, accident, overdose, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Also Known As:
Philip S. Hoffman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Flawless, Twister, The Big Lebowski, Cold Mountain, Capote, Doubt, Moneyball. Broadway play Death of a Salesman. 3 nominations for the Tony Award. Died of a drug overdose, probably heroin.

Sunny Skylar
singer, composer, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Selig Shaftel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Amor, You're Breaking My Heart.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Katoucha Niane
model, accident, style, activist, writer, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Katoucha Niane
Also Known As:
Katoucha
Nickname(s):
Peul Princess
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

French-African supermodel for Yves Saint Laurent and others. Lived on a houseboat in Paris. Activist against female circumcision. Apparently drowned in February 2008, possibly the 1st or 2nd; body found drowned in the Seine River on February 28, 2008. Possibly intoxicated.

Trajik
rapper, accused, killed by police

Real/Birth Name:
Amir Rashid Crump
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22

Brief Facts:

Gangsta rap duo group Desert MOBB from Las Vegas, Nevada. Police say he posed with an assault rifle on the cover of the duo's 2005 debut album, the same rifle he fired on police when they arrived on a call of a domestic dispute. He was killed in the firefight after a policeman was killed by that rifle.

John Houston
relative

Real/Birth Name:
John Russell Houston Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Cissy Houston by 13 years.
father of

Descendants:

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Newark City administrator and entertainment executive.

Roger L. Stevens
producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Lacey Stevens
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Special Tony Award for his body of work. Plays Bus Stop, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Death of a Salesman.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gene Kelly
actor, dancer, singer, director, producer, choreographer, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Curran Kelly
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Betsy Blair by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Hello, Dolly!, An American in Paris, Singin' in the Rain.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6153 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Donald Pleasence
actor, writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Henry Pleasence
Also Known As:
Donald Pleasance
Donald Plesance
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Great Escape, Halloween, Escape from New York, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Fantastic Voyage, You Only Live Twice, Kidnapped, Escape to Witch Mountain, The Eagle Has Landed.

Willard Waterman
actor, radio, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Willard Lewis Waterman
Gender:
Male
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:

Radio show The Great Gildersleeve. Movies Auntie Mame, The Apartment.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to radio

Bert Parks
tv, singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Bertram Jacobson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

MC at Miss America pageant; song There She Is, Miss America.

Natalie Kingston
actor, dancer, Broadway, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Natalia Ringstrom
Gender:
Female
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:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1927). Movies Tarzan the Mighty, Tarzan the Tiger. Role of Jane. Comedy movies Miss Brewster's Millions, The Cat's Pajamas, Wet Paint. Revue Broadway Brevities of 1920.

Louise Lorraine
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Louise Escovar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Art Acord by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). 1921 movie serial The Adventures of Tarzan starring in role of Jane.

Sid Vicious
musician, singer, accused, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
John Simon Ritchie
Nickname(s):
Sly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Sex Pistols. Arrested for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen with a knife. Died of heroin overdose while on bail.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Sex Pistols.

Wendy Barrie
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite Wendy Jenkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

British, became a naturalized American citizen in 1942, Movies The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dead End, The Saint Strikes Back.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Boris Karloff
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Pratt
Also Known As:
Karloff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role of Frankenstein monster. Movies Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Bride of Frankenstein, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Son of Frankenstein, The Walking Dead (1936), The Mask of Fu Manchu.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1737 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6664 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Bob Burns
actor, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Robin Burn
Also Known As:
Robert Burns
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented "bazooka" musical instrument. Movie The Arkansas Traveler.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Charley Grapewin
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Ellsworth Grapewin
Also Known As:
Charles Grapewin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Grapes of Wrath, The Wizard of Oz, The Good Earth, Captains Courageous.

Alan Curtis
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Ueberroth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Duke of West Point, Flight to Nowhere, Buck Privates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

John L. Sullivan
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
John Lawrence Sullivan
Nickname(s):
Boston Strong Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Recognized as the first Heavyweight Champion of gloved boxing from February 7, 1882, to 1892, and is generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing under the London Prize Ring Rules.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William Collins Whitney
lawyer, politician, cabinet

Real/Birth Name:
William Collins Whitney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Secretary of the Navy under Grover Cleveland. Prosecuted the Tweed Ring.
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