People died on 09 December

(21 found)

Mary Ann Mobley
model, actor

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eleanor Parker
actor, Broadway

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Jenni Rivera
singer, actor, producer, accident, air crash

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at MGM Hotel1 July 2011

Patrick Moore
scientist, educator, knighted, writer, tv, activist, actor, musician

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
inventor

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John du Pont
criminal, wrestling, coach, writer

Real/Birth Name:
John Eleuthère du Pont
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of movie Foxcatcher. An heir to the du Pont fortune. Founded the Delaware Museum of Natural History in 1957. Ornithologist, philatelist, conchologist, sports enthusiast, and self-styled wrestling coach. Murdered wrestler Dave Schultz. Died in prison.

Gene Barry
actor, producer, singer, musician, Broadway

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6555 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater5 May 1988
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive19 March 1994

Yuri Glazkov
space

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:

Cosmonaut.

Mike Botts
musician

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of group Bread.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Bread.

Paul Simon (senator)
Senator, writer, publisher, US Representative

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
boxing, actor

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6648 Delmar Boulevard

Vivian Blaine
actor, singer

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.

Wrong Way Corrigan
aviator, educator

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.

Vincent Gardenia
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

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
actor

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sonny Til
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Earlington Carl Tilghman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

The first R&B group, start of doo-wop, The Orioles, from Baltimore, Maryland. Song Crying in the Chapel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jeff Heath
baseball, sports analyst

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Louella Parsons
columnist, writer

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6418 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Ralph Bunche
educator, politician, writer, activist

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. The first person of color to win Nobel Peace prize.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Branch Rickey
baseball, manager

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6631 Delmar Boulevard

Laird Cregar
actor

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
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