People died on 22 May

(13 found)

Philip Roth
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Milton Roth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Claire Bloom by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Books The Human Stain, Portnoy's Complaint. Wrote novella Goodbye, Columbus. Pulitzer Prize for book American Pastoral. Movie The Human Stain

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Marques Haynes
basketball, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Marques Oreole Haynes
Nickname(s):
World's Greatest Dribbler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Teams Langston University, The Harlem Globetrotters. Known for dribbling skills. The first Globetrotter to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry as a member of team The Harlem Globetrotters.

Matthew Cowles
actor, soap, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew C. Cowles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Christine Baranski, until he died.
Older than Christine Baranski by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful. Movies Shutter Island, Nurse Betty. Broadway play Sweet Bird of Youth

Joe Steffy
football

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Benton Steffy Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, defensive center. Teams University of Tennessee, US Military Academy

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Martin Gardner
writer, mathematician, scientist, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Gardner
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:

Known for popularizing recreational mathematics and debunking paranormal claims. Column Mathematical Games in magazine Scientific American. Wrote more than 50 books, including The Annotated Alice, The Annotated Wizard of Oz

Thurl Ravenscroft
singer, actor, radio, famous

Real/Birth Name:
Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio in the 1920s and 1930s. Program The Kraft Music Hall. Voice actor. Animated movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. Song You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Voices on Disneyland rides - a singing head in the Haunted Mansion, "Yo Ho Ho" in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and many animated features. Sang with group The Mellomen. Voice of Tony the Tiger saying "Grrrreeeat!" in commercials for Kellogg's cereals.

John Derek
actor, director

Real/Birth Name:
Derek Delevan Harris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Bo Derek, until he died.
Older than Bo Derek by 30 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Linda Evans by 16 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Ursula Andress by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Rogues of Sherwood Forest, The Ten Commandments. Directed movie Bolero starring his wife Bo Derek

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6531 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Georgie Nokes
actor

Real/Birth Name:
George Robert Nokes
Also Known As:
George Nokes
Nickname(s):
Georgie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Wonderful Life, Song of the South

Boris Sagal
director, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Boris Sagal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
husband of
Marge Champion, until he died.
Older than Marge Champion by 1 year.

Descendants:

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Movie Girl Happy. TV series Dr. Kildare, Ironside, McCloud, Peter Gunn and many TV movies. Died when he accidentally walked into a helicopter tail rotor.

Lefty Grove
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Moses Grove
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

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Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox. In 1928, he struck out the side on nine pitches twice, the only pitcher to do this in one season.

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Nicholas Blake
writer, poet

Real/Birth Name:
Cecil Day-Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Jill Balcon, until he died.
Older than Jill Balcon by 20 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Novel The Beast Must Die. Movie This Man Must Die. Pen name, he was Poet Laureate of England, from 1968 until his death.

Joan Davis
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Madonna Josephine Davis
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical Show Business

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1521 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to radio

Chief Bender
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Albert Bender
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chipewa tribe. Pitcher for team Philadelphia Athletics. Invented the slider ball, then called the "nickel curve."

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