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People, Died on December 31 (17 found)

Wayne Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
William Wayne McMillan Rogers III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

TV series M*A*S*H, Murder, She Wrote, City of Angels, Stagecoach West. Movie Cool Hand Luke Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 13 December 2005.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Natalie Cole

Real/Birth Name:
Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Album Unforgettable... with Love. Songs This Will Be, Inseparable, Our Love. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 February 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Beth Howland

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Howland
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Michael J. Pollard by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series Alice. Movie You Can't Take It with You. Broadway musical plays Once Upon a Mattress, Bye Bye Birdie, High Spirits, Darling of the Day

John Fortune

Real/Birth Name:
John Wood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

TV series Bremner, Bird and Fortune

James Avery

Real/Birth Name:
James La Rue Avery
Also Known As:
James L. Avery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, L.A. Law, Sparks. Movie Dr. Doolittle 2. Voice actor in animated features and series.

Donald Westlake

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Edwin Westlake
Also Known As:
Richard Stark
Tucker Coe
Samuel Holt
Edwin West
John B. Allan
Judson Jack Carmichael
Curt Clark
Timothy J. Culver
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

Author of over 90 books, many were mystery novels. Movies adapted from his novels: Point Blank, Payback, What's the Worst That Could Happen?

Jerry Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Ralph Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back, defensive back. Teams Washington State University, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles. Coach, teams University of Montana, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Calgary Stampeders. Annis Stukus Trophy 1967. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame 1979.

Floyd Cramer

Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Cramer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Pianist, known for his slip note piano style. Songs Last Date, San Antonio Rose. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1998. Country Music Hall of Fame 2003. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003.

Billie Dove

Real/Birth Name:
Bertha Bohny
Also Known As:
Lillian Bohny
Nickname(s):
The American Beauty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Legally changed her name in the early 1930s to Lillian Bohny. Revue Ziegfeld Follies Revue. Movie The American Beauty Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6351 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Woody Strode

Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode
Also Known As:
Woodrow Strode
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

Pro football for team Cleveland Rams. Movies Pork Chop Hill, Tarzan's Deadly Silence, Spartacus in role as the gladiator fighting Kirk Douglas. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1993. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.

Vasili Lazarev

Real/Birth Name:
Vasili Grigoriyevich Lazarev
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: Soyuz 12, Soyuz 18a

Ricky Nelson

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Hilliard Nelson
Also Known As:
Rick Nelson
Nickname(s):
Rick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than David Nelson by 3 years.
father of
son of
ex-husband of
Older than Kristin Harmon by 5 years.
father of
son of
father of
by adoption uncle of
father of

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Brief Facts:

Band Ricky Nelson Band. Died in a plane crash. He owned an old DC-3. Songs Lonesome Town, Poor Little Fool, Hello Mary Lou, Young World, Be-Bop Baby. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 17 September 1975.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Andy Chapin

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Robert Chapin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Keyboardist. Member of bands The Association, Steppenwolf, Ricky Nelson Band. Album Hour of the Wolf with Steppenwolf. Died in a plane crash with Ricky Nelson The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Association.

Roberto Clemente

Real/Birth Name:
Roberto Walker Clemente
Also Known As:
Roberto Clemente (Walker)
Nickname(s):
Arriba
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Puerto Rican. Right field. Over 3,000 hits. Team Pittsburgh Pirates. Died in a plane crash helping deliver relief supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicauraga. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1973. Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 1973. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003. Congressional Gold Medal 1973. Presidential Citizens Medal 1973. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Babe Ruth Award 1971. Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 2010.

Pete Duel

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Deuel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Apparent suicide - gunshot wound. TV series Alias Smith and Jones

Ray Henderson

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Brost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with Lew Brown, Buddy De Sylva. Songs Bye Bye Blackbird, Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
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