People died on 29 May

(16 found)

Doris Hart
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Doris Hart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 22 days before her 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

67 Grand Slam finals and 35 titles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Betsy Palmer
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Betsy Hrunek
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Mister Roberts, The Long Gray Line, Friday the 13th.

Marvin Junior
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Junior
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Dells as lead baritone, lead vocals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group The Dells.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Dells.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Dells.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Dells.

Doc Watson
bluegrass, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Arthel Lane Watson
Nickname(s):
Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Perfected "flatpicking." Also played folk music. Blind by age 1.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dennis Hopper
actor, photographer, painter, sculptor, director

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Lee Hopper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Michelle Phillips by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Easy Rider, Hoosiers, Apocalypse Now, Rumble Fish, Ostermann Weekend, Speed, Waterworld.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry26 March 2010

Harvey Korman
comedy, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Herschel Korman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Carol Burnett Show. Movies Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part 1.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Archibald Cox
lawyer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald Cox Jr.
Nickname(s):
Archie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Special prosecutor in the Nixon Watergate investigations. Expert on labor law and an authority on constitutional law.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Barry Goldwater
politician, Senator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Morris Goldwater
Nickname(s):
Grand Old Man of the Republican Party
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Republican. One year of college. Senator from Arizona. Candidate for president 1964.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Romy Schneider
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Rosemarie Magdalena Albach
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie What's New Pussycat. Died of cardiac arrest after heavy drinking.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mary Pickford
actor, producer, business

Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Louise Smith
Nickname(s):
America's Sweetheart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Buddy Rogers, until she died.
Older than Buddy Rogers by 12 years.
wife of
Douglas Fairbanks, until his earlier death.
Younger than Douglas Fairbanks by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Claimed her middle name was Marie. Co-founder of United Artists Studio and of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Many silent films. Movies Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917), Coquette.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6280 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive16 November 1993

Jeff Buckley
singer, musician, composer, accident, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey Scott Buckley
Also Known As:
Scotty Moorhead
Nickname(s):
Scotty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
10
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Raised as Scotty Moorhead. Drowned while swimming fully clothed in the Wolf River at Memphis, May 29, 1997. Album Grace.

James Whale
director, actor, Broadway, suicide, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
James Whale
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Show Boat(1936), Hell's Angels (1930). Drowned in his swimming pool.

Fanny Brice
singer, dancer, comedy, actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Fania Borach
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Billy Rose by 7 years.
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Nicky Arnstein by 12 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Played role of Baby Snooks on NBC radio. Subject of musical Funny Girl.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6415 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to radio

May Whitty
actor, activist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Louise Whitty
Also Known As:
Dame May Whitty
Dame Mary Louise Webster
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 21 days before her 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Gaslight, The White Cliffs of Dover, Mrs. Miniver, Night Must Fall. Broadway play Night Must Fall. In the 1918 New Year Honours, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her charity work in World War I.

John Barrymore
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
John Sidney Blythe
Also Known As:
John Blythe Barrymore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Dolores Costello, until he died.
Older than Dolores Costello by 21 years.
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than Ethel Barrymore by 2 years.
grandfather of
father of
younger brother of
Younger than Lionel Barrymore by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Michael Strange by 8 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Glad of It.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Gilbert
lyricist, director, producer, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
William Schwenck Gilbert
Also Known As:
Sir Willam S. Gilbert
W. S. Gilbert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Knighted. Composer duo Gilbert and Sullivan fame. Musical (operetta) (movie) The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance.
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