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People, Died on December 2 (13 found)

Sammy Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Lee
Also Known As:
Dr. Sammy Lee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

The first Asian-American to win Olympic Gold Medal 1948 as a diver. Won again, the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving, Olympic Gold Medal 1952. Of Korean ancestry. Became a doctor, served in the army in the Korean War. Coached divers at Olympic games. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1968. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1984. James E. Sullivan Award 1953. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Sports fame; ceremony: 26 May 2009.

Bobby Keys

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Henry Keys
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 16 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. Member of band The Rolling Stones. Song Brown Sugar. Movie Mad Dogs & Englishmen. West Texas Walk of Fame 1984.

Odetta

Real/Birth Name:
Odetta Holmes
Also Known As:
Odetta Felious
Odetta Gordon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Brief Facts:

Albums Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues, Gonna Let It Shine. Movies The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Sanctuary. National Medal of the Arts & Humanities awarded 1999. National Medal of Arts 1999.

Alicia Markova

Real/Birth Name:
Lillian Alicia Marks
Also Known As:
Little Alicia, the child Pavlova
Dame Alicia
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 1 day after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Brief Facts:

English ballerina. Appointed CBE and DBE. London Avenue of Stars.

Roxie Roker

Real/Birth Name:
Roxie Albertha Roker
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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TV show The Jeffersons. Movie Amazon Women on the Moon. Won an Obie for play The River Niger (Obie: "Off Broadway".)

Robert Cummings

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings
Also Known As:
Bob Cummings
Blake Stanhope
Nickname(s):
Bob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

TV series The Bob Cummings Show. Movie Dial M for Murder. Missouri Walk of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6816 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1718 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Aaron Copland

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Copland
Nickname(s):
The Dean of American Composers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Brief Facts:

Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. Father's original name was Kaplan. Composed ballet songs Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy the Kid. Popular fanfare song Fanfare for the Common Man. Awarded a special Congressional Gold Medal 1986. Kennedy Center Honors 1979. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. National Medal of Arts 1986. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.

Donn Eisele

Real/Birth Name:
Donn Fulton Eisele
Also Known As:
Donn F. Eisele
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

Apollo 7 in Earth orbit, the first manned flight test. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Desi Arnaz

Real/Birth Name:
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y De Acha III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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father of
father of
ex-husband of
Younger than Lucille Ball by 5 years.

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Brief Facts:

Co-founder of Desilu Productions. TV show I Love Lucy. Movie The Long, Long Trailer. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998. Television Hall of Fame 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6325-1/2 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sabu

Real/Birth Name:
Sabu Dastagir
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

From India. Became a US citizen. Movies The Tiger Walks, The Thief of Baghdad Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Walter Meanwell

Real/Birth Name:
Walter E. Meanwell
Nickname(s):
Doc
Little Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Coach, teams University of Wisconsin, University of Missouri. Madison Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1954.

Jay Gould

Real/Birth Name:
Jason Gould
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Railroad financier in the second half of the 19th century. Stock and gold manipulator, called a "robber baron."

Marquis de Sade

Real/Birth Name:
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade
Also Known As:
Marquis de Mazan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Famed for sadism and masochism. Iincarcerated in various prisons and in an insane asylum for about 32 years of his life. Book Philosophy in the Bedroom
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