People died on 26 December

(22 found)

Jerry Herman
composer, lyricist, director, writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Sheldon Herman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical theatre. Tony Awards and nominations. Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles, Mame.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7095 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater1 February 1994

Fontella Bass
singer, R&B, composer

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6691 Delmar Boulevard2000

Teena Marie
singer, R&B

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gerald Ford
president, vice pres, model, football

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive16 February 1999

Vincent Schiavelli
actor, cook, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Andrew Schiavelli
Also Known As:
Vince Schiavelli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

6' 5" character actor. Had Marfan Syndrome. Movies Fast Times at Ridgemont High, One Flew Over the Cucko's Nest, Amadeus, Ghost (as the subway ghost.) Published cookbooks with stories in them.

Reggie White
football, wrestling

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Nigel Hawthorne
actor, knighted

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Leo Gordon
actor, western, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Vincent Gordon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hondo, Big Top Pee-wee.

Jason Robards
actor

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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Lauren Bacall by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Oscar for movie All the President's Men. Movie Philadelphia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Curtis Mayfield
singer, R&B, activist

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of group The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of group The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of group The Impressions.

Buddy Ace
singer, blues, R&B

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
baseball

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jeff Morrow
actor, Broadway, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Irving Morrow
Also Known As:
Irving Morrow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 18 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Robe, This Island Earth, Copper Sky, The Creature Walks Among Us. Broadway Shakespeare plays Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dreamacting as Irving Morrow. Radio show Dick Tracyin the role of Dick Tracy.

Julanne Johnston
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Julanne Johnston
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924). Movie The Thief of Bagdad.

Elsa Lanchester
actor, dancer, writer, commentator

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
director, writer, producer, western

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Jack Benny
comedy, radio, tv, actor, musician

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6650 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1505 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6370 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Harry S. Truman
president, vice pres, Senator, judge, military

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert Lowery
actor, western

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
wrestling

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Holmes Herbert
actor

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.

Lyn Harding
actor

Real/Birth Name:
David Llewellyn Harding
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Oliver Twist. Role of Professsor Moriarty. Silent movies.
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