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People, Died on December 26 (16 found)

Fontella Bass

Real/Birth Name:
Fontella Bass
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Rescue Me which she co-wrote. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6691 Delmar Boulevard; ceremony: 2000.

Teena Marie

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Christine Brockert
Also Known As:
Lady Tee
Ivory Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Ooo La La La, Work it, It Must Be Magic, Lovergirl, Square Biz, Fire and Desire. Album Congo Square. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Gerald Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Also Known As:
Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolff Ford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jerry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Betty Ford, until he died.
Older than Betty Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Vice president who became the 38th president when Nixon resigned. Changed his name legally in 1935. See also Ben Stein and Lynette Fromme. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999. Congressional Gold Medal 1998. Profile in Courage Award 2001. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1977. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Dick Enberg Award 2006. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2002. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1975. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 February 1999.

Reggie White

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Howard White
Nickname(s):
Minister of Defense
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of Tennessee, Memphis Showboats, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers. College Football Hall of Fame 2002. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 2006. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 2005. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Eagles Hall of Fame 2005. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2003. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1987. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1998. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1992.

Nigel Hawthorne

Real/Birth Name:
Nigel Barnard Hawthorne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Knighted 1999. Movies Amistad, Firefox. London Avenue of Stars.

Jason Robards

Real/Birth Name:
Jason Nelson Robards Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Oscar for movie All the President's Men. Kennedy Center Honors 1999. Theater Hall of Fame 1979. National Medal of Arts 1997. Movie Philadelphia

Curtis Mayfield

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Lee Mayfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Impressions. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1993. Guitar Center RockWalk 2008. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Impressions.

Buddy Ace

Real/Birth Name:
James Lee Land
Nickname(s):
Silver Fox of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named after unsuccessful Buddy Ace (#2) failed. Also gospel. Songs Nothing in the World Can Hurt Me (Except You), Hold on (To This Old Fool)

Allie Reynolds

Real/Birth Name:
Allie Pierce Reynolds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1989. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972.

Elsa Lanchester

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Lanchester Sullivan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Charles Laughton, until his earlier death.
Younger than Charles Laughton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Witness for the Prosecution, Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Mary Poppins, Pajama Party. Known as a sharp-tongued Hollywood commentator.

Howard Hawks

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Winchester Hawks
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dee Hartford by 31 years.
brother of
brother of

Brief Facts:

Movies Rio Lobo, Rio Bravo, Scarface, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Big Sleep Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jack Benny

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Kubelsky
Also Known As:
Ben K. Benny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Mary Livingstone, until he died.
Older than Mary Livingstone by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Played violin, or "fiddle." Radio and TV show The Jack Benny Program. Known for his comedy routines with Eddie Anderson as Rochester. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. National Radio Hall of Fame 1989. Television Hall of Fame 1988. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1977. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6650 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1505 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6370 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harry S. Truman

Real/Birth Name:
Harry S Truman
Nickname(s):
Give ?Em Hell Harry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Bess Truman, until he died.
Older than Bess Truman by less than 1 year.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

No middle name, only the letter S. US Senator from Missouri 1935 to 1945. Vice President of the US from January 20, 1945 through April 12, 1945, only 82 days. 33rd President of the US from 1945 to 1953. Assumed office on the death of Roosevelt. Ordered atomic bombing of Japan. Missouri Wall of Fame. Congressional Gold Medal 1984. Hall of Famous Missourians 1991. Missouri Walk of Fame 2006.

Robert Lowery

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Larkin Hanks
Also Known As:
Bob Lowery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jean Parker by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Serial movie Batman and Robin (1949) in role of Batman. Movies The Ballad of Josie, I Shot Billy the Kid, Waco

Gorgeous George

Real/Birth Name:
George Raymond Wagner
Nickname(s):
Gorgeous George
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Started some of the flamboyance of professional wrestling. Long curls in bleached white hair. Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame 2002.

Holmes Herbert

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Sanger
Also Known As:
Holmes E. Herbert
H. E. Herbert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) and silent films. Many uncredited roles.
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