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People, Died on December 23 (16 found)

Piers Sellers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Piers John Sellers
Also Known As:
Piers J. Sellers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and climate scientist. Shuttle missions STS-112, STS-121, STS-132. Appointed OBE 2011 New Year Honours.

Evelyn Ward

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Ward
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical play New Girl in Town

Mark Everett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Manuel Benitez
Also Known As:
Mike Evers
Manuel Velasco
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former child actor in movies Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Stand and Deliver. Subject on TV show America's Most Wanted. Wanted for the bludgeoning murder of his girlfriend in 2004. He was shot and killed by police officers responding to a hostage situation in which his son was injured.

Oscar Peterson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

Canadian jazz pianist. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1978. Juno Awards Hall of Fame. Canadian Jazz and Blues Hall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1995. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Canada's Walk of Fame 2013.

Michael Kidd

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Milton Greenwald
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

Broadway musicals Guys and Dolls, Li'l Abner. Theater Hall of Fame.

Charlie Drake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Springall
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

British. High voice, slapstick.

Victor Borge

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
BÝrge Rosenbaum
Nickname(s):
The Clown Prince of Denmark
The Unmelancholy Dane
The Great Dane
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 11 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Brief Facts:

Danish musician and comedian, pianist. Became a US citizen 1948. Movie Higher and Higher. Kennedy Center Honors 1999. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1990.

Billy Barty

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William John Bertanzetti
(some say:) William Job Bertanzetti
Guillermo Giuseppe Bertanzetti
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 3' 9". Founded Little People of America. Movies Legend, Willow Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 1 July 1981.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Patric Knowles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Lawrence Knowles
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Auntie Mame, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6542 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sebastian Shaw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sebastian Lewis Shaw
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi in role of a dying Anakin Skywalker

Eddie Hazel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Earl Hazel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist for band Parliament-Funkadelic aka band P-Funk Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Wendell Scott

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wendell Oliver Scott
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2006. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1999. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2015. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2000.

Jack Webb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Randolph Webb
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Julie London by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Dragnet, Emergency!, Adam-12. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000. Television Hall of Fame 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6278 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Charles Atlas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Angelo Siciliano
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Legally changed his name in 1922. Ads in comic books - "I was a 95 lb. weakling" - to sell an exercise program. National Fitness Hall of Fame 2005. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Charles Ruggles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Sherman Ruggles
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tony Award for play The Pleasure of His Company. Movie It Happened on 5th Avenue Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6264 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6359 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1630 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tyrone Power Sr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Tyrone Edmund Power
Also Known As:
"Tyrone Power"
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
ex-husband of
Older than Patia Power by 12 years.
grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent films, always as Tyrone Power.
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