People died on 24 February

(21 found)

Clive Cussler
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Clive Eric Cussler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Underwater explorer, found many shipwreck sites. Author of thriller novels , one adapted as a movie was Raise the Titanic!.

Katherine Johnson
scientist, mathematician

Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Coleman
Also Known As:
Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson
Katherine C. Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Calculated orbits for NASA. Subject of movie Hidden Figures.

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Harold Ramis
actor, writer, director, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Allen Ramis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Meatballs, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Animal House, Caddyshack II, Groundhog Day.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6338 Delmar Boulevard

Herman Brix
actor, track, football

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Herman Brix
Also Known As:
Bruce Bennett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lived to age 100. Silver medal in 1928 Olympics shotput event. Role of Tarzan in movie The New Adventures of Tarzan under real name Herman Brix, and movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre using name Bruce Bennett. Football tackle on team University of Washington.

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Don Knotts
actor, comedy, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Donald Knotts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Three's Company, The Andy Griffith Show. Movies The Incredible Mr. Limpet, The Reluctant Astronaut, The Shakiest Gun in the West, The Apple Dumpling Gang. A slim man, known for acting nervous. Died 24 February, 2006.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry19 January 1999

Dennis Weaver
actor, sidekick, activist, western, composer, director

Real/Birth Name:
William Dennis Weaver
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Title role as McCloud in TV series McCloud. TV series Gunsmoke in role of Chester Goode. Movie Duel.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6822 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry9 September 1986

Goldie Hill
singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Argolda Voncile Hill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Carl Smith, until she died.
Younger than Carl Smith by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Song I Let the Stars Get in My Eyes.

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Alvino Rey
musician, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Henry McBurney
Nickname(s):
Father of the pedal steel guitar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Luise King, until her earlier death.
Older than Luise King by 5 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Swing music, big band leader, pedal steel guitarist.

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John Randolph
actor, blacklist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Emanuel Hirsch Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tony Award for the Broadway play Broadway Unbound. Movies Frances, You've Got Mail, Prizzi's Honor.

Henny Youngman
comedy, actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Youngman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 20 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Goodfellas. Joke "Take my wife ...".

Dinah Shore
actor, singer, golf

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Rose Shore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than George Montgomery by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Her own television shows. Songs I'll Walk Alone, You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To, Buttons and Bows, The Anniversary Song, Baby, It's Cold Outside.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6916 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive23 March 1996

John Daly
producer, radio, tv, news

Real/Birth Name:
John Charles Patrick Crogan Daly
Also Known As:
John Charles Daly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Last Emperor. TV show What's My Line?.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1765 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Jean Rogers
actor, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Dorothy Lovegren
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 29 days before her 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Dale Arden in movie serial Flash Gordon. Movie Whistling in Brooklyn.

Webb Pierce
singer, country, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Webb Michael Pierce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Why Baby Why, Slowly, In the Jailhouse Now, Wondering. 13 No. 1 singles in his career.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

George Gobel
comedy, actor, poet

Real/Birth Name:
George Leslie Gobel
Nickname(s):
Lonesome George
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The George Gobel Show.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Johnnie Ray
singer, actor, composer

Real/Birth Name:
John Alvin Ray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Cry. Partially deaf.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Malcolm Forbes
aviator, writer, publisher

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the magazine Forbes. Books Around the World on Hot Air and Two Wheels, More than I Dreamed. Hot air balloonist. First person to cross the US in a hot air balloon.

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Memphis Slim
musician, singer, composer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
John Len Chatman
Also Known As:
Peter Chatman
Nickname(s):
Peter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Song Every Day I Have the Blues.

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Virginia Bruce
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Virginia Briggs
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Night Has a Thousand Eyes.

Conrad Nagel
actor, radio, tv, director

Real/Birth Name:
John Conrad Nagel
Nickname(s):
Prince Consort
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 20 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent screen actor, then talking films, also radio and television.Movies All That Heaven Allows, The Mysterious Lady.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Eddie Plank
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Stewart Plank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Richmond Colts, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Terriers, St. Louis Browns.

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