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People, Died on August 20 (15 found)

Jerry Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Levitch
Nickname(s):
Picchiatello
The King of Comedy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Movies The Nutty Professor, The Geisha Boy. Often paired with Dean Martin in movies. Host of MS Telethon. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. French Legion of Honor. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1991. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6150 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harry Gilmer

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Vincent Gilmer Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Halfback, left halfback, quarterback, kickoff returner, and defensive back. College team University of Alabama. Pro teams Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions. Head coach, team Detroit Lions. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1973. College Football Hall of Fame 1993. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1995.

Brian Rix

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Norman Roger Rix
Also Known As:
Brian Rix, Baron Rix
Lord Rix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1977 Birthday Honours. Knighted June 1986 for his services to charity. 27 January 1992, created a life peer, as Baron Rix, of Whitehall. Theatre actor, play Don't Just Lie There, Say Something

Marian McPartland

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Marian Turner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Radio program Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz. Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours. National Radio Hall of Fame 2007. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1999.

Elmore Leonard

Real/Birth Name:
Elmore John Leonard Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Novel and film Get Shorty

Phyllis Diller

Real/Birth Name:
Phyllis Ada Driver
Also Known As:
Dame Illya Dillya
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

Often appeared on TV game shows, like Hollywood Squares. Voice actor in animated movie A Bug's Life. TV show The Bold and the Beautiful. Movies Splendor in the Grass, The Boneyard. Broadway musical play Hello, Dolly!. Known for her distinctive laugh. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1981. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7001 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 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 8 March 2001.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6366 Delmar Boulevard.

Ross Barbour

Real/Birth Name:
Ross Edwin Barbour
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Don Barbour by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Original member of group The Four Freshmen. Songs Mood Indigo, Day by Day, Graduation Day, It's a Blue World The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Four Freshmen.

Johnny Bailey

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Lee Bailey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Texas A&I University, Chicago Bears, Phoenix Cardinals, Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, Iowa Barnstormers. College Football Hall of Fame 2000. Division II Football Hall of Fame 1999. Javelina Hall of Fame 1996. Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor 2000.

Dudu Topaz

Real/Birth Name:
David Goldenberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 31 days before his 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Israeli TV actor, in jail accused of hiring people to assault television executives, apparently hanged himself in jail.

Gene Upshaw

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

Football team Oakland Raiders as a guard. Executive director of the NFL Players' Association (union leader for NFL players.) Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor 1997. Javelina Hall of Fame 1976. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1980. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2000.

Leona Helmsley

Real/Birth Name:
Leona Mindy Rosenthal
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Mean
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hotelier in New York, also owned the Empire State Building, convicted of tax evasion and other charges, Served 18 months in prison. Net worth several billion dollars. Quoted as saying, "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes."

Fred Sington

Real/Birth Name:
Frederic William Sington
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Tackle, team University of Alabama. Outfielder, baseball teams Washington Senators, Brooklyn Dodgers. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1972. College Football Hall of Fame 1955.

Fielding Yost

Real/Birth Name:
Fielding Harris Yost
Also Known As:
Fielding H. Yost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Coach. Teams Ohio Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska, University of Kansas, Stanford University, San Jose State University, University of Michigan. Coached in the 1902 Rose Bowl, the first college football bowl game. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979. Nebraska Football Hall of Fame 1971.

Rags Ragland

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Morgan Beauregard Ragland
Also Known As:
'Rags' Ragland
Nickname(s):
Rags
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40, 3 days before his 41st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Broadway and burlesque. Movies Panama Hattie, The Canterville Ghost

Edith Roberts

Real/Birth Name:
Edith Josephine Roberts
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 28 days before her 36th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Leona Roberts by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Silent movies. Died during childbirth.
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