People died on 22 April

(16 found)

Shirley Knight
actor, producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Enola Knight
Also Known As:
Shirley Knight Hopkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies As Good as It Gets, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Endless Love, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Rain People. Broadway play Kennedy's Children

Erin Moran
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Erin Marie Moran
Also Known As:
Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi, Daktari, The Love Boat

Richie Havens
musician, singer, actor, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Richard P. Havens
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Appeared at the Woodstock festival in 1969. In the original rock opera Tommy by group The Who. Song Here Comes the Sun

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Who.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group The Who.

Pat Tillman
football, military

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Daniel Tillman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Safety and linebacker. Teams Arizona State University, Arizona Cardinals. In 2002, he turned down a contract and enlisted in the Army. Died in Afghanistan from friendly fire.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Felice Bryant
lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Boudleaux Bryant, until his earlier death.
Younger than Boudleaux Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote over 800 songs including Rocky Top, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love with husband Boudleaux Bryant - many for the Everly Brothers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Linda Lovelace
actor, accident, activist, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Linda Susan Boreman
Also Known As:
Linda Marchiano
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Adult" actress - fought against pornography later. Movie Deep Throat. Died of injuries in a car accident on April 3, almost 3 weeks after the accident.

Richard Nixon
president, accused, writer, vice pres, Senator, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Milhous Nixon
Also Known As:
Richard M. Nixon
Nickname(s):
Tricky Dick
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Pat Nixon, until her earlier death.
Younger than Pat Nixon by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

37th US President. Resigned over Watergate scandal. Vice president under Dwight David Eisenhower. Senator from California 1950-1953.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Albert Salmi
actor, accused, suicide, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Salmi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Peggy Ann Garner by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Role as Bo Decker in Broadway play Bus Stop. Movie The Brothers Karamazov. TV series The Twilight Zone, Daniel Boone. Reportedly committed suicide after killing his terminally ill wife Roberta.

Tommy Thompson (football)
football

Real/Birth Name:
Lurtis Pryor Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ansel Adams
photographer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Ansel Easton Adams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for photos of Yosemite National Park.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jane Froman
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Jane Froman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of movie With a Song in My Heart. Movies Kissing Time, Stars Over Broadway, Radio City Revels. Song I Believe. Survived a plane crash in Portugal in 1943.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1645 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Will Geer
actor, Broadway, blacklist, folk, singer

Real/Birth Name:
William Auge Ghere
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grandpa on TV series The Waltons

Tom Conway
actor, inventor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Charles Sanders
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than George Sanders by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies in RKO's Falcon series: The Falcon and the Coeds, The Falcon's Brother. Movie Tarzan and the She-Devil

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1617 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Vera Reynolds
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Vera Reynolds
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Groups WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926), Sennett Bathing Beauties. Silent movies Prodigal Daughters (1923), Feet of Clay (1924), The Golden Bed (1925), The Road to Yesterday, Risky Business

Lionel Atwill
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Alfred William Atwill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Son of Frankenstein (1939), House of Dracula (1945). Broadway play Eve's Daughter (1917), The Outsider

Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt
relative

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Claypoole Gwynne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
89 or 90
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
mother of
wife of
Cornelius Vanderbilt II, until his earlier death.
Younger than Cornelius Vanderbilt II by 1 or 2 years.
grandmother of
mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Left $10 million estate. Born 1845 or 1852 - conflicting sources.
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