People died on 02 December

(19 found)

Rafer Johnson
track, actor, sports analyst, basketball, hero

Real/Birth Name:
Rafer Lewis Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Jimmy Johnson (cornerback) by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Decathlon athlete. Olympic Gold in 1960. Also basketball team UCLA. Movie Licence to Kill. Helped Rosey Grier capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Smith
business, dj

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Benjamin Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Executive of record companies Elektra, Capitol, Warner Bros.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry27 August 2015

Sammy Lee
diving, doctor, coach, military

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
Birth Place:

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Keys
musician, actor, jazz

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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. Member of band The Rolling Stones. Song Brown Sugar. Movie Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a member of group The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of group The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Rolling Stones.

Odetta
singer, folk, activist, jazz, musician

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
Birth Place:

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.

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Alicia Markova
dancer, choreographer, educator, ballet

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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

English ballerina. Appointed CBE and DBE.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Roxie Roker
actor, Tony Award

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
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Jeffersons. Movie Amazon Women on the Moon. Won an Obie for play The River Niger (Obie: "Off Broadway").

Aaron Copland
composer, ballet

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
Birth Place:

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.

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Robert Cummings
actor, producer, tv

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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Bob Cummings Show. Movie Dial M for Murder.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6816 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1718 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Donn Eisele
space, aviator

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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 7 in Earth orbit, the first manned flight test.

Space Missions:

Apollo 7 (1968)
First manned Earth orbital demonstration of Block II CSM, launched on Saturn IB. First live television publicly broadcast from a manned mission.

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Desi Arnaz
actor, singer, musician, business, bandleader

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
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
ex-husband of
Younger than Lucille Ball by 5 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of Desilu Productions. TV show I Love Lucy. Movie The Long, Long Trailer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6325½ Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Silver Quilty
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvester Patrick Quilty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also admin and referee. Flying wing. Team Ottawa Rough Riders.

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Hugh Dryden
scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Latimer Dryden
Also Known As:
Hugh L. Dryden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aeronautical scientist, Deputy Director of NASA.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sabu
actor

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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From India. Became a US citizen. Movies The Tiger Walks, The Thief of Baghdad.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Edna Marion
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Edna Marion Hannam
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 10 days before her 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). Movie Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932).

Harrison Ford (silent film actor)
actor, Broadway, director

Real/Birth Name:
Harrison Edward Ford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films Bright Lights of Broadway, Three Weekends, later one talkie. Stage actor, Broadway play Glorious Betsy. Local theater director.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6665 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Walter Meanwell
basketball, coach, doctor

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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams University of Wisconsin, University of Missouri.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jay Gould
business

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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Marquis de Sade
writer, politician

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
Birth Place:

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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