People died on 17 June

(16 found)

Jean Kennedy Smith
ambassador, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Ann Kennedy
Also Known As:
Jean Kennedy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
older sister of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 4 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 6 years.
younger sister of
Younger than John F. Kennedy by 10 years.
aunt of
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 12 years.
daughter of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 3 years.
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Robert F. Kennedy by 2 years.
aunt of
daughter of
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 9 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Ambassador to Ireland June 17, 1993 - September 17, 1998 under president William Jefferson Clinton. Supporter of the arts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gloria Vanderbilt
business, actor, model, painter, style, writer, socialite

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Laura Madeleine Sophie Vanderbilt
Also Known As:
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt-Cooper
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin of
niece of
mother of
mother of
first cousin once removed of
great great granddaughter of
granddaughter of
first cousin of
great niece of
niece of
niece of
daughter of
first cousin once removed of
ex-wife of
Younger than Leopold Stokowski by 41 years.
great granddaughter of
second cousin of
daughter of
ex-wife of
Older than Sidney Lumet by less than 1 year.
niece of
great granddaughter of
great niece of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
wife of
Wyatt Cooper, until his earlier death.
Older than Wyatt Cooper by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Created "designer" jeans. Subject of TV miniseries Little Gloria, Happy at Last. Book Once upon a Time: A True Story. Actor on TV shows Studio One, Playhouse 90, The United States Steel Hour.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John David Crow
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
John David Crow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 21 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Texas A&M University as halfback. Teams Chicago Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Patsy Byrne
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Byrne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 26 days before her 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Les Miserables (1998), David Copperfield, July 13, 1933.

Rodney King
criminal, accident, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney Glen King
Nickname(s):
Glen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Beaten by L A police on March 3, 1991. Los Angeles riots ensued when a trial let the police go. He was quoted as saying, "can't we all just get along." He was found dead in his pool in 2012, ruled an accidental drowning, and alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and PCP found in his system were contributing factors.

Cyd Charisse
dancer, actor, ballet

Real/Birth Name:
Tula Ellice Finklea
Also Known As:
Lily Norwood
Celia Siderova
Maria Istromena
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
ex-wife of
Younger than Nico Charisse by 15 or 16 years.
wife of
Tony Martin, until she died.
Younger than Tony Martin by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of the ballet group Ballet Russe. Movies The Band Wagon, Silk Stockings, Meet Me in Las Vegas, Singin' in the Rain, Brigadoon. Some sources say born 1921.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Seymour Robbie
director, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Seymour Mitchell Robbie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Remington Steele, Murder, She Wrote, Trapper John, M.D., Barnaby Jones, Wonder Woman, The Streets of San Francisco, F Troop, Mister Roberts.

Willie Davenport
track

Real/Birth Name:
William D. Davenport
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long distance runner. The first African American to compete in the Winter Olympics for the USA. Olympic Gold Medal 1968.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jim Nance
football

Real/Birth Name:
James Solomon Nance
Nickname(s):
Big Jim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams Syracuse University, Boston/New England Patriots, New York Jets, Houston Texans/Shreveport Steamer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

David Griggs
space, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley David Griggs
Also Known As:
S. David Griggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Flew shuttle Discovery. First unscheduled EVA. Died in a plane crash flying a World War II vintage training aircraft doing stunts.

Space Missions:

STS-51-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 12, 1985

Duration: 6d 23h.

Kate Smith
singer, actor, radio, tv, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alto. Songs God Bless America, Dream a Little Dream of Me, The Woodpecker Song, Now Is the Hour, When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6157 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

James Harol Lofton
football

Real/Birth Name:
James Harol Lofton
Also Known As:
Harol Lofton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback and fullback. Teams University of Mississippi.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jeff Chandler
actor, western, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Ira Grossel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Broken Arrow (1950), A Story of David, Away All Boats. Died from problems in surgery.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1770 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Earl Carroll
producer, director, Broadway, composer, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Carroll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway revue and film Murder at the Vanities. Plane crash, also killing his girlfriend Beryl Wallace.

Beryl Wallace
actor, singer, dancer, Broadway, radio, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Beatrice Heischuber
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Murder at the Vanities. Boadway revue Earl Carroll's Vanities (1940). Died in a plane crash at Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania. Boyfriend Earl Carroll also killed.

David W. Wallace
relative, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
David Willock Wallace
Also Known As:
David Wallace
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Small government jobs. Suicide by gunshot to the head, in the bathroom.
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