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Pete Fountain

Real/Birth Name:
Pierre Dewey LaFontaine Jr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clarinetist. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1997. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2008. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Robert Hughes

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Studley Forrest Hughes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Art critic. Book The Fatal Shore. Officer of the Order of Australia.

Marvin Hamlisch

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer for Broadway plays A Chorus Line, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success. Also movies Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People. Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1976. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Theater Hall of Fame 2008.

John Wood

Real/Birth Name:
John Wood
Also Known As:
John Woods
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies WarGames, Sabrina (1995), Chocolat, Ladyhawke, The Purple Rose of Cairo. Broadway plays Travesties, Sherlock Holmes, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2007.

Catfish Collins

Real/Birth Name:
Phelps Collins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Bootsy Collins by 8 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Rhythm guitarist for band Parliament-Funkadelic aka band P-Funk

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Willy DeVille

Real/Birth Name:
William Borsay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 21 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed his name legally in 1974. Song Storybook Love, the theme for movie The Princess Bride. Band Mink Deville. He made use of many genres of music, including Cajun.

Jud Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Judson Taylor
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:

Movie The Great Escape. TV series Dr. Kildare, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Young Lawyers

Rick James

Real/Birth Name:
James Ambrose Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Big Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Funk style music. Songs Super Freak, You and I, Come Get It!, Mary Jane. Group Mynah Birds. Convicted for assault and false imprisonment. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2016.

Jack Brickhouse

Real/Birth Name:
John Beasley Brickhouse
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:

Television coverage of games for Chicago teams and more. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1985. Ford C Frick Award 1983. National Radio Hall of Fame 1998. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. NSMA Hall of Fame 1983.

Milton Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Orville Thompson
Nickname(s):
Milt
Ollie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Flew the X-15. Aerospace Walk of Honor 1993.

Space Missions:

X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

Harry Reasoner

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Truman Reasoner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A founder of the TV show 60 Minutes. After retirement, he died from a blood clot in his brain after a fall in his home.

Anatoli Levchenko

Real/Birth Name:
Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Soyuz TM-3 - Return only
Soyuz TM-4 - Launch only

Kurt Kasznar

Real/Birth Name:
Kurt Serwicher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 7 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Casino Royale (1967)

Memphis Minnie

Real/Birth Name:
Lizzie Douglas
Also Known As:
Minnie Lawlars
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Kansas Joe McCoy by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Bumble Bee, Me and My Chauffeur Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Everett Sloane

Real/Birth Name:
Everett H. Sloane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays Boy Meets Girl, Room Service. Radio shows Mercury Theatre, The Shadow. Animated cartoon TV series The Dick Tracy Show in role of Dick Tracy. TV series Zorro. Movies Citizen Kane, The Desert Fox, Marjorie Morningstar. Committed suicide by barbiturate overdose, apparently because he feared he was going blind.

Cedric Hardwicke

Real/Birth Name:
Cedric Webster Hardwicke
Also Known As:
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Helena Pickard by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Knighted 1934. Movies Nicholas Nickleby, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Ten Commandments

Tony Lazzeri

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Michael Lazzeri
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:

Second base. Teams New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1989. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1991. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Dillwyn Parrish

Real/Birth Name:
George Dillwyn Parrish
Nickname(s):
Tim
Timmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gigi Parrish by 18 years.
husband of
M.F.K. Fisher, until he died.
Older than M.F.K. Fisher by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Illustrated children's books. Married 15 year old Gigi Parrish then later divorced her. Married next-door neighbor M.F.K. Fisher. Suffered pain from health problems, shot himself, commiting suicide.

Bix Beiderbecke

Real/Birth Name:
Leon Bismark Beiderbecke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornetist, pianist. Songs Georgia on My Mind, Singin' the Blues. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.
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