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People, Died on December 9 (19 found)

Mary Ann Mobley

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Ann Mobley
Also Known As:
Miss America 1959
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gary Collins, until his earlier death.
Older than Gary Collins by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Miss America 1959, then later cohost of the pageant in 1989. Movies Girl Happy, Harum Scarum. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1981. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Eleanor Parker

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Jean Parker
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Caged, Detective Story, Interrupted Melody. Broadway musical play All About Eve and play The Night of the Iguana Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Patrick Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore
Also Known As:
Sir Patrick Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronomer. TV series The Sky at Night. Played the xylophone. Author of many books. Appointed OBE 1968 and promoted to CBE in 1988. Knighted in 2001.

Joseph Woodland

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Joseph Woodland
Also Known As:
N.J. Woodland
N. J. Woodland
N. Joseph Woodland
Nickname(s):
Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Helped design the UPC barcode while working for IBM after earlier co-inventing and patenting an earlier barcode. National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1992. National Inventors Hall of Fame 2011.

Jenni Rivera

Real/Birth Name:
Dolores Janney Rivera
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series I Love Jenni. Album Jenni. Died in a plane crash in Mexico. Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at MGM Hotel; ceremony: 1 July 2011.

Gene Barry

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Klass
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The War of the Worlds (1953), War of the Worlds (2005), Soldier of Fortune, Thunder Road. TV shows Bat Masterson, Burke's Law, The Adventurer, The Name of the Game. Broadway shows. Tony Award for musical play La Cage aux Folles. Dodge City Trail of Fame 1994. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6555 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 5 May 1988.
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: 19 March 1994.

Yuri Glazkov

Real/Birth Name:
Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: Soyuz 24

Mike Botts

Real/Birth Name:
Michael G. Botts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Band Bread. Also a session musician. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of Bread.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Bread.

Paul Simon (senator)

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Martin Simon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. U.S. Reprentative from Illinois 1975-1983. Senator from Illinois 1985-1997. Wore bow ties. Unsuccessful bid for president 1987-88.

Archie Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald Lee Wright
Nickname(s):
The Old Mongoose
The Mongoose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 4 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional champion boxing career. Light Heavyweight World Champion 1952-1959 and 1961. Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. San Diego Hall of Champions 1956. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1996. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1956. Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2018. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6648 Delmar Boulevard.

Wrong Way Corrigan

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Groce Corrigan
Also Known As:
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan
Douglas Corrigan
Nickname(s):
Wrong Way
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed the name legally to Douglas as an adult. Famed for flying from New York to Ireland when he was expected to fly to California in 1938, landing July 18.

Vivian Blaine

Real/Birth Name:
Vivienne Stapleton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 18 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical Guys and Dolls

Vincent Gardenia

Real/Birth Name:
Vincente Scognamiglio
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 29 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors, Bang the Drum Slowly. Broadway plays Ballroom, The Prisoner of Second Avenue. TV series L.A. Law

Mike Mazurki

Real/Birth Name:
Michail Mazuruski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 16 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Amazon Women on the Moon, Murder, My Sweet, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. Many uncredited bit parts in the 1940s.

Jeff Heath

Real/Birth Name:
John Geoffrey Heath
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left field. Teams Yakima Bears, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, Boston Braves. Became a naturalized US citizen. Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 1988.

Louella Parsons

Real/Birth Name:
Louella Oettinger
Also Known As:
Louella Oettinger Parsons
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gossip columnist on Hollywood affairs. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6418 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ralph Bunche

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Johnson Bunche
Also Known As:
Ralph J Bunche
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Closely involved in drafting the United Nations Charter. Negotiated Middle East peace in the late 1940s. Nobel Peace Prize 1950. The first person of color to win that prize. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.

Branch Rickey

Real/Birth Name:
Wesley Branch Rickey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 11 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented the minor league farm system. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1967. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1965. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1985. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2009. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 1995. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6631 Delmar Boulevard.

Laird Cregar

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Laird Cregar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Ten Gentlemen from West Point Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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