People died on 27 December

(12 found)

Don Imus
radio, tv

Real/Birth Name:
John Donald Imus Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Syndicated talk radio show Imus in the Morning. Controversy over racist remarks.

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Carrie Fisher
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Carrie Frances Fisher
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
daughter of
half-sister of
Older than Joely Fisher by 11 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Paul Simon by 15 years.
older sister of
Older than Todd Fisher by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

In role of Princess Leia in movies Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi. Book and one-woman play Wishful Drinking. Book (novel) and movie Postcards from the Edge. Movies Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The 'Burbs, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.

Meadowlark Lemon
basketball, actor, business, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Meadow George Lemon III
Nickname(s):
Clown Prince of Basketball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

More than 16,000 games with the basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters. Movie The Fish That Ate Pittsburgh. Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry as a member of team The Harlem Globetrotters.

Harry Carey Jr.
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Henry George Carey
Nickname(s):
Dobe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
husband of
Marilyn Fix, until he died.
Older than Marilyn Fix by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shenandoah, Red River, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Rio Bravo, Back to the Future Part III.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6363 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Hope Newell
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Hope Newell
Also Known As:
Hope Newell Daly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than James Daly by 2 years.
grandmother of
mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Bit parts in shows with her daughter. Book A Cap for Mary Ellis.

Alan Bates
actor, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Arthur Bates
Also Known As:
Sir Alan Bates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Knighted. Movies Gosford Park, Far from the Madding Crowd. London West End theatre.

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Vestal Goodman
singer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Vestal Freeman
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Gospel Music (Southern Gospel)
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel singer. A founding member of group The Happy Goodman Family.

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Hovie Lister
singer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Hovie Franklin Lister
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel. Founder of the group The Statesmen Quartet singing tenor.

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Jack Swigert
space, aviator, politician

Real/Birth Name:
John Leonard Swigert Jr.
Also Known As:
John Swigert
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Ill-fated Apollo 13 flight around the moon and back. After leaving NASA, he was elected to the US Congress, but died of cancer before he was to be sworn in.

Space Missions:

Apollo 13 (1970)
Third landing attempt aborted near the Moon, due to SM failure. Crew used LM as "life boat" to return to Earth.

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Hoagy Carmichael
actor, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Hoagland Howard Carmichael
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Stardust, In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening, Georgia on My Mind, Heart and Soul. Movie Johnny Angel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

George "Wildcat" Wilson
football

Real/Birth Name:
George Wilson
Nickname(s):
Wildcat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. All-American 1925. Teams University of Washington, Los Angeles Wildcats, Providence Steam Roller.

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Jakob "Jackie" Gerlich
actor, little person, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Jakob "Jackie" E. Gerlich
Nickname(s):
Jackie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins. The red member of the Lollipop Guild.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry as a member of group The Munchkins.
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