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People, Died on August 12 (11 found)

Lauren Bacall

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Betty Joan Perske
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 35 days before her 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Humphrey Bogart, until his earlier death.
Younger than Humphrey Bogart by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

Kennedy Center Honors 1997. Theater Hall of Fame 1998. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 2000. Cecil B DeMille Award 1993. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 135 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way; ceremony: 10 January 1997.

Merv Griffin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts. Created TV game shows Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune. Composed a theme for Jeopardy. Host of his TV talk show The Merv Griffin Show. Gaming Hall of Fame 2002. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2009. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2009. Television Hall of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 October 1998.

Enos Slaughter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Nickname(s):
Country
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1999. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Loretta Young

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gretchen Michaela Young
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-sister of
Older than Georgiana Young by 10 years.
annulled ex-wife of
Younger than Grant Withers by 7 years.
mother of
sister of
younger sister of
Younger than Sally Blane by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV show The New Loretta Young Show. Movie The Farmer's Daughter. Married Grant Withers at age 17; marriage was annulled. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1982. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6135 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 121 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 19 May 2011.

John Cage

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Milton Cage Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 24 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Avant-garde composer. Longtime partner of choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham

Ethyl Eichelberger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Roy Eichelberger
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fire eating, splits, gymnastics. Wrote plays. Broadway play 3 Penny Opera. Suicide when AIDS medications could not be tolerated.

Henry Fonda

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Jaynes Fonda
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Margaret Sullavan by 4 years.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Susan Blanchard by 22 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies On Golden Pond, 12 Angry Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Cheyenne Social Club, How the West Was Won, The Return of Frank James, The Longest Day, The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Rogers. Hall of Great Western Performers 2005. Dodge City Trail of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 1979. Theater Hall of Fame 2005. Cecil B DeMille Award 1980. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ian Fleming

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ian Lancaster Fleming
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Naval intelligence officer in World War II who wrote espionage novels made into movies Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. These all had the central character/role James Bond. Other stories added later written or co-written by others.

Chalky Wright

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Wright
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died after a fall in the bathtub. World featherweight champion. Served as a chauffeur and bodyguard for actress Mae West. International Boxing Hall of Fame 1997.

Joseph Kennedy Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 16 years.
older brother of
Older than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 12 years.
older brother of
Older than John Kennedy by 1 year.
uncle of
great uncle of
son of
uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 8 years.
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 10 years.
son of
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Rosemary Kennedy by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Bomber pilot during World War II. Killed when his plane exploded in flight - it had a load of explosives and was planned to be crashed as a bomb.

Anna Held

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helene Anna Held
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth date uncertain. Common-law "wife" of Ziegfeld - helped him start revue Ziegfeld Follies
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