People died on 17 October

(16 found)

Elijah Cummings
US Representative, politician, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Elijah Eugene Cummings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Civil rights leader. US Representative from the Baltimore area of Maryland from 1996. Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at his death.

Vic Mizzy
composer, conductor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Victor Mizzy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed the theme for TV shows The Addams Family, Green Acres. Songs My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time, Take It Easy, Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes.

Levi Stubbs
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Levi Stubbles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member and lead vocalist of Motown R&B group The Four Tops. Songs Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), It's the Same Old Song.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Four Tops.
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of group The Four Tops.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Four Tops.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Four Tops.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry23 April 1997 as a member of group The Four Tops.

Joey Bishop
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Abraham Gottlieb
Also Known As:
El Dumpo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Ocean's Eleven (1960), The Naked and the Dead, Valley of the Dolls, The Delta Force, Betsy's Wedding. TV series The Joey Bishop Show. Member the Rat Pack.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Teresa Brewer
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Theresa Breuer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Till I Waltz Again with You, Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall, Music! Music! Music!. Movie Those Redheads from Seattle.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Janice Rule
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Janice Rule
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Ben Gazzara by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than N. Richard Nash by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Bell, Book and Candle, American Flyers. Broadway play Picnic.

Charlie Justice
football

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Ronald Justice
Nickname(s):
Choo-Choo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams University of North Carolina, Washington Redskins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bashful Brother Oswald
musician, country

Real/Birth Name:
Beecher Ray Kirby
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dobro player with the Roy Acuff band Smoky Mountain Boys.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jay Livingston
composer

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Harold Levison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Shirley Mitchell, until he died.
Older than Shirley Mitchell by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Mona Lisa, Buttons and Bows, Silver Bells, Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). Duo Livingston & Evans.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry12 January 1995 as a member of group Livingston & Evans.

Leo Nomellini
football, wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Joseph Nomellini
Nickname(s):
The Lion
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive and defensive tackle. Grew up in Chicago. Teams University of Minnesota, San Francisco 49ers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chris Acland
musician, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher John Dyke Acland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer, co-founder of band Lush. Suicide by hanging in his parents' garden.

Tennessee Ernie Ford
singer, country, actor, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Jennings Ford
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Pea-Picker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Sixteen Tons. TV show I Love Lucy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Ralph Bowman
hockey

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Blaylock Bowman
Nickname(s):
Scotty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Scored first NFL penalty shot goal 1934. Teams Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Eagles, Detroit Red Wings.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alberta Hunter
jazz, composer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Alberta Hunter
Also Known As:
May Alix
Josephine Beatty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked also as a nurse then resumed singing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cal Hubbard
football, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Hubbard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 14 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. NFL football teams New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Later became an umpire in MLB. The only person in both national football and baseball halls.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Michael Balcon
producer, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Elias Balcon
Also Known As:
Sir Michael Balcon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Man in the White Suit, The Lavender Hill Mob.
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