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People, Died on August 17 (10 found)

Sonny Landham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William M. Landham
Also Known As:
Doug Jackson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Tall (6' 3") and part Native American. Movies Predator, Action Jackson, The Dirty Dozen: the Next Mission, Poltergeist, Guns and Lipstick, Firewalker, 48 Hrs.. Unsuccessful candidate for governor of Kentucky.

Yvonne Craig

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Yvonne Joyce Craig
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Jimmy Boyd by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

In role of Batgirl on the TV series Batman. Movies Mars Needs Women, Kissin' Cousins, It Happened at the World's Fair

D-Roc the Executioner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Miles
Also Known As:
D-Roc
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
45 or 46

Brief Facts:

Rhythm bassist for heavy metal/punk band Body Count. Performed wearing a goalie mask. His own band Pitch Blaack also. Died of lymphoma.

Flip Phillips

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Edward Filipelli
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Tenor saxophone and clarinet.

Wild Bill Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Strethen Davis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Jazz pianist, organist, and arranger.

Pearl Bailey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Pearly Mae Bailey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Movie St. Louis Blues. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Theater Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ira Gershwin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Israel Gershowitz
Also Known As:
Israel Gershwin
Arthur Francis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than George Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Duo George & Ira Gershwin. Songs But Not for Me, Embraceable You, I Can't Get Started, I Got Rhythm, Nice Work if You Can Get It, They Can't Take That Away from Me, Someone to Watch Over Me, S Wonderful, Strike Up the Band. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1932. Congressional Gold Medal 1985. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Vivian Vance

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Vivian Roberta Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 22 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

TV show I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show. Movie The Great Race. First to win an Emmy Award for 'Best Supporting Actress' in 1954. Maxine, in Maxwell House commercials. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2012. Television Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 11 February 1991.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mies Van Der Rohe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Also Known As:
Mies
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

German. Worked in Chicago. Seagram building. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.

Richard Barthelmess

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Semler Barthelmess
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Movie Only Angels Have Wings Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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