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People, Died on February 17 (12 found)

Mindy McCready

Real/Birth Name:
Malinda Gayle McCready
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
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Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Brief Facts:

Song Guys Do It All the Time. Album Ten Thousand Angels. Sentenced to jail for probation violations after conviction on prescription fraud. Dispute over custody of her son. Suicide by gunshot.

Kathryn Grayson

Real/Birth Name:
Zelma Kathryn Hedrick
Gender:
Female
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Age at Death:
88, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Movie musicals Show Boat, Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate. Broadway musical Camelot. Sang in operas. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Brad Van Pelt

Real/Birth Name:
Brad Alan Van Pelt
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Linebacker. Teams Michigan State University, New York Giants, Los Angeles Raiders, Cleveland Browns. Member of the linebacker group Crunch Bunch. College Football Hall of Fame 2001. Maxwell Award 1972. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2002. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2011. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 2000. National High School Hall of Fame 2011. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2009.

Sunshine Parker

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Olen Parker
Also Known As:
'Sunshine' Parker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
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Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Movies Tremors, Road House, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Sure Thing

Bob Merrill

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Robert Merrill Levan
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Lyricist for musical/movie Funny Girl. Songs Don't Rain on my Parade, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window?, People, Mambo Italiano. Broadway musical plays Funny Girl, Breakfast at Tiffanys. Suicide by gunshot. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.

Red Ruffing

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Herbert Ruffing
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
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Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Pitcher. Teams Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1967. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2004.

Lefty Gomez

Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Louis Gomez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Pitcher for team New York Yankees from 1930 to 1942. Noted for his wit and his fastball. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1987.

Thelonious Monk

Real/Birth Name:
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
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Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1963. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7055 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 24 July 1989.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lee Strasberg

Real/Birth Name:
Israel Lee Strassberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
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Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Taught "method acting." Movie The Godfather: Part II. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6757 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 27 November 1977.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Alfred Newman

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Newman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 28 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Scores for movies Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How the West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Airport Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Uncle Jimmy Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Donald Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
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Age:
83 or 84
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Grand Ole Opry. Old time fiddler. Drank whiskey from a jug before performing, "to loosen up my arm."

Geronimo

Real/Birth Name:
Goyahkla
Also Known As:
Goyathlay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21

Brief Facts:

Bedonkohe Apache leader. Indian name means One Who Yawns.
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