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Kenny Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth George Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 11 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
3 feet 8 inches (111.76 cm)

Brief Facts:

In role of R2D2 in Star Wars movies Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Also movie Time Bandits. Movies Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Helen Gurley Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Gurley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
David Brown, until his earlier death.
Younger than David Brown by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Editor-in-chief of magazine Cosmopolitan for 32 years, Book Sex and the Single Girl

Les Paul

Real/Birth Name:
Lester William Polsfuss
Also Known As:
Lester Polfuss
Rhubarb Red
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Mary Ford by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed guitarist. Responsible for electric guitar sound and popularity of the Les Paul Gibson guitar. Invented multi-track recording. Songs How High the Moon, Vaya Con Dios, Mockingbird Hill, Bye Bye, Blues, I'm Sitting on Top of the World. Band The Les Paul Trio. Often recorded with his wife, Mary Ford. Duo Les Paul and Mary Ford. Grammy Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. National Inventors Hall of Fame. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. Guitar Center RockWalk 1988. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. National Medal of Arts 2007. New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1996. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Music City Walk of Fame 2011.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1541 Vine Street for involvement with group group: Les Paul and Mary Ford for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Phil Rizzuto

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Francis Rizzuto
Nickname(s):
The Scooter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop, team New York Yankees for 13 years. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1994. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1985. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth Award 1951.

Crush

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Adams
Also Known As:
Brian "Crush" Adams
Nickname(s):
The American Ninja
Kona Crush
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of WWF World Tag Team Championship team Demolition.

Julia Child

Real/Birth Name:
Julia McWilliams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 2 days before her 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm)

Brief Facts:

Famed cook with a high soprano voice. PBS TV show The French Chef. Cookbooks published - Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Worked for OSS in World War II. National Women's Hall of Fame 2007. French Legion of Honor.

George Yardley

Real/Birth Name:
George Harry Yardley III
Nickname(s):
Yardbird
Bird
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward/Guard. Teams Stanford University, Fort Wayne Pistons/Detroit Pistons, Syracuse Nationals, Los Angeles Jets. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996.

Mickey Mantle

Real/Birth Name:
Mickey Charles Mantle
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:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder, team New York Yankees. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1969. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1964. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Hutch Award 1965.

Joe Tex

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Arrington Jr.
Also Known As:
Yusuf Hazziez
Joseph Arrington Hazziez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern soul music. Songs Hold What You've Got, A Sweet Woman Like You, Skinny Legs and All, Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman), Gotcha. Became a Muslim, changed his name to Yusuf Hazzie.

King Curtis

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Ousley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor sax solo on song Yakety-Yak for the group The Coasters. Also song Charlie Brown. Stabbed to death. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of The Coasters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Coasters.

Jane Darwell

Real/Birth Name:
Patti Woodward
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Grapes of Wrath, Mary Poppins
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6735 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

H.G. Wells

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert George Wells
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction writer. Books War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, all made into films. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1997. International Space Hall of Fame 2014.
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