People, Died on August 26 (20 found)

Gerald Carr
space, aviator, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Paul Carr
Also Known As:
Gerald P. Carr
Nickname(s):
Jerry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Skylab 4.

Space Missions:

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Neil Simon
writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Neil Simon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Elaine Joyce, until he died.
Older than Elaine Joyce by 18 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Marsha Mason by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays The Odd Couple, Lost in Yonkers, Biloxi Blues, California Suite, Barefoot in the Park, Sweet Charity

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tobe Hooper
director, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
William Tobe Hooper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Poltergeist, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gerard Murphy
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Eamon Gerard Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Waterworld, Batman Begins

William B. Lenoir
space, educator, aviator, accident, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
William Benjamin Lenoir
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and engineer. The first operational space shuttle mission. Died from head injuries in a bicycle accident.

Space Missions:

STS-5
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 11, 1982

Duration: 5d 2h.

Ellie Greenwich
composer, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Louise Greenwich
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jeff Barry, until she died.
Younger than Jeff Barry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced GREN-itch. Wrote or co-wrote songs Be My Baby, Da Doo Ron Ron, Chapel of Love, Leader of the Pack, River Deep, Mountain High

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dominick Dunne
writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Dominick John Dunne
Nickname(s):
Nick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Producer, movie The Boys in the Band. Books (novels) The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, People Like Us, An Inconvenient Woman, A Season in Purgatory. Writer for magazine Vanity Fair. Wrote both fiction and fictionalized accounts of real events.

Edward Kennedy
Senator, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Moore Kennedy
Also Known As:
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Ted
Teddy
the Lion of the Senate
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 10 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jean Kennedy Smith by 4 years.
younger brother of
Younger than John Kennedy by 14 years.
uncle of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 16 years.
son of
uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 7 years.
great uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Robert Kennedy by 6 years.
son of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 13 years.
husband of
Victoria Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Victoria Kennedy by 22 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Involved in death of Mary Jo Kopechne when a car he was driving went off a bridge in 1969 at Chappaquiddick Island. Known as a leader in the Democratic party, strong believer in civil rights, education, and health insurance. Senator from Massachusetts beginning November 1962 until his death.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William Warfield
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Caesar Warfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Leontyne Price by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Bass-baritone, famed for role as Porgy in opera Porgy and Bess. Movie Show Boat as the tugboat captain, also song Ol' Man River

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bunny Austin
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Wilfred Austin
Also Known As:
Henry Austin
Nickname(s):
Bunny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The last English tennis player to reach finals at Wimbledon, in 1938, until Andy Murray in 2012. The first player to wear shorts at Wimbledon. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Roy Raymond
business, Founder

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Larson Raymond
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of Victoria's Secret. Ccommitted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

Jean Carmen
actor, radio, Broadway, writer, director, producer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Carmen
Also Known As:
Julia Thayer
Jean Carmen Dillow
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1934). Broadway play The Man Who Came to Dinner. Movie The Pawn. Movie serial The Painted Stallion

Ted Knight
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Too Close for Comfort, The Ted Knight Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6673 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 30 January 1985

Lee Hays
singer, composer, folk, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Hays
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass singer, group The Weavers. Songs If I Had a Hammer, Kisses Sweeter than Wine

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a group member of The Weavers.

Charles Boyer
actor, suicide, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Boyer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 2 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Garden of Allah, Algiers, Love Affair, Gaslight. Became a US citizen in 1942 . Committed suicide with an overdose of Seconal while at a friend's home, 2 days after his wife died.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

H.A. Rey
writer, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Hans Augusto Reyersbach
Also Known As:
Hans Augusto Rel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 21 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author and illustrator with his wife Margret of the children's book series Curious George

Charles Lindbergh
aviator, writer, inventor, activist, inventor, military

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Most famous for his solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Controversial because he had anti-Jewish beliefs. Helped the fight in the Pacific in World War II, as a civilian.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6519 Delmar Boulevard

Kay Francis
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Edwina Gibbs
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Little Men (1940)

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6766 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Gail Russell
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth L. Russell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36, 26 days before her 37th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Guy Madison by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Uninvited, Angel and the Badman, Calcutta, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Lon Chaney
actor, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Leonidas F. Chaney
Also Known As:
Lon Chaney Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7046 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 275 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 11 January 1999
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