People died on 23 December

(17 found)

Piers Sellers
space, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Piers John Sellers
Also Known As:
Piers J. Sellers
Gender:
Male
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. Appointed OBE 2011 New Year Honours.

Space Missions:

STS-112
Shuttle Atlantis, launched October 07, 2002

Duration: 10d 19h.
STS-121
Shuttle Discovery, launched July 04, 2006

Duration: 12d 18h 36m 48s.
STS-132
Shuttle Atlantis, launched May 14, 2010

Duration: 11d 18h 29m.

Evelyn Ward
actor, singer, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Ward
Gender:
Female
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
actor, criminal, killed by police

Real/Birth Name:
Manuel Benitez
Also Known As:
Mike Evers
Manuel Velasco
Gender:
Male
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 of 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.

Michael Kidd
dancer, choreographer, director, Broadway

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

Brief Facts:

Broadway musicals Guys and Dolls, Li'l Abner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Oscar Peterson
musician, jazz

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

Brief Facts:

Canadian jazz pianist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charlie Drake
actor, comedy

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

Brief Facts:

British. High voice, slapstick.

Billy Barty
actor, activist, little person

Real/Birth Name:
William John Bertanzetti
(some say:) William Job Bertanzetti
Guillermo Giuseppe Bertanzetti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
3 feet 9 inches (114.3 cm)

Brief Facts:

Founded Little People of America. Movies Legend, Willow.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry1 July 1981

Victor Borge
musician, comedy, conductor, actor

Real/Birth Name:
BÝrge Rosenbaum
Nickname(s):
The Clown Prince of Denmark
The Unmelancholy Dane
The Great Dane
Gender:
Male
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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Danish musician and comedian, pianist. Became a US citizen 1948. Movie Higher and Higher.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

David Manners
actor, painter, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Rauff de Ryther Duan Acklom
Also Known As:
David Joseph Manners
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Dracula, The Moonstone. Changed name officially to David Joseph Manners in 1940. Broadway play Hidden Horizon.

Patric Knowles
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Lawrence Knowles
Gender:
Male
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).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6542 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Sebastian Shaw
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Sebastian Lewis Shaw
Gender:
Male
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
musician, criminal

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

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist for band Parliament-Funkadelic aka band P-Funk.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Wendell Scott
auto racing, NASCAR

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

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Webb
actor, director, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
John Randolph Webb
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6278 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Charles Atlas
fitness

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo Siciliano
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charles Ruggles
actor, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Sherman Ruggles
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6264 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6359 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1630 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Tyrone Power Sr.
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Tyrone Edmund Power
Also Known As:
"Tyrone Power"
Gender:
Male
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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