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People Who Died in the Year 1986 (72 found): Names Only

Donna Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Donna Belle (or Donnabelle) Mullenger
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 13 days before her 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Wonderful Life, From Here to Eternity. TV series The Donna Reed Show, Dallas Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1612 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jim Crowley

Real/Birth Name:
James Harold Crowley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Notre Dame as a fullback in the group The Four Horsemen. Coach for team Fordham University. As a player, College Football Hall of Fame 1966. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1978. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Thomas Cruise Mapother Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Cruise Mapother Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grandfather of actors.

Baby Ray

Real/Birth Name:
Buford Ray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle for team Green Bay Packers. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1973.

Flo Hyman

Real/Birth Name:
Flora Jean Hyman
Nickname(s):
Flo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 5". Volleyball athlete and Olympic silver medalist. Died during a volleyball match in Japan as a result of Marfan syndrome. Volleyball Hall of Fame 1988. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1986. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998.

Gordon MacRae

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Gordon MacRae
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Sheila MacRae by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6325 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lilli Palmer

Real/Birth Name:
Lilli Marie Peisner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Rex Harrison by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Body and Soul, The Four Poster. Broadway Play Bell, Book and Candle Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Christa McAuliffe

Real/Birth Name:
Sharon Christa Corrigan
Nickname(s):
Teacher in Space
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On the Challenger shuttle flight STS-51-L when it exploded before it reached space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Ellison S. Onizuka

Real/Birth Name:
Ellison Shoji Onizuka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Mission STS-51-C. On the Challenger shuttle flight mission STS-51-L when it exploded before it reached space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Francis R. Scobee

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Richard Scobee
Also Known As:
Francis Scobee
Dick Scobee
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Shuttle flight STS-41-C as pilot. Commander of the Challenger shuttle flight STS-51-L when it exploded. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2004. Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 1998. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Gregory B. Jarvis

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Bruce Jarvis
Also Known As:
Gregory Jarvis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On the Challenger shuttle flight STS-51-L when it exploded during launch before it reached space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Judith Resnik

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Arlene Resnik
Also Known As:
Judith A. Resnik
Nickname(s):
Judy
J.R.
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. Shuttle flight STS-41-D. On the Challenger shuttle flight STS-51-L when it exploded. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1984.

Michael Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Michael John Smith
Also Known As:
Michael J. Smith
Mike Smith
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Pilot on the Challenger shuttle flight STS-51-L when it exploded before reaching space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Ronald E. McNair

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Ervin McNair
Nickname(s):
Ron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A physicist and NASA astronaut, he flew on shuttle mission STS-41-B aboard Challenger in February 1984, as a mission specialist. He was on his second flight on the Challenger, flight STS-51-L when it exploded. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004. South Carolina Hall of Fame 1997.

Leif Erickson

Real/Birth Name:
William Wycliffe Anderson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Frances Farmer by 1 year.
ex-husband of

Brief Facts:

Trombonist. Movies The Carpetbaggers, Tea and Sympathy. Divorced Frances Farmer then married Margaret Hayes on the same day, June 12, 1942. Divorced Hayes after 1 month.

Brian Aherne

Real/Birth Name:
William Brian de Lacy Aherne
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Joan Fontaine by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Prince Valiant, Lancelot and Guinevere Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Howard Da Silva

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Silverblatt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Judd Fry in 1943 Broadway Oklahoma!

Red Ruffing

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Herbert Ruffing
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1967. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2004.

Sonny Terry

Real/Birth Name:
Saunders Terrell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22

Brief Facts:

Blues Hall of Fame 1987.

Harry Ritz

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Joachim
Also Known As:
Harold Ritz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced Joe-AK-him. Group The Ritz Brothers Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Ritz Brothers for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 November 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Ritz Brothers for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 November 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive as a member of band: The Ritz Brothers; ceremony: 26 October 1996.
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive as a member of band: The Ritz Brothers; ceremony: 26 October 1996.

James Cagney

Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Cagney Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than William Cagney by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie musical Yankee Doodle Dandy. Kennedy Center Honors 1980. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984. Irish American Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Kelly Isley

Real/Birth Name:
O'Kelly Isley Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ernie Isley by 14 years.
older brother of
Older than Marvin Isley by 15 years.
older brother of
Older than Ron Isley by 3 years.
older brother of
Older than Rudy Isley by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Gospel and R&B group The Isley Brothers. Song Shout Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of The Isley Brothers.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of The Isley Brothers.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Isley Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Isley Brothers.

O'Kelly Isley Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
O'Kelly Isley Jr.
Nickname(s):
Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founding member and vocalist, group The Isley Brothers. Songs Twist and Shout, Shout, This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of The Isley Brothers.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of The Isley Brothers.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Isley Brothers.

Johnny Dollar

Real/Birth Name:
John Washington Dollar Jr.
Also Known As:
Johnny $ Dollar
Mr. Personality
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rockabilly. Songs The Wheels Fell Off the Wagon Again, Green-Eyed Cat, Everybody's Got to Be Somebody. Suicide after throat cancer removed ability to sing.

Charles Goldenberg

Real/Birth Name:
Charles R. Goldenberg
Nickname(s):
Buckets
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, running back. Teams University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Packers. Invented the draw play. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1972. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1973.

Harold Arlen

Real/Birth Name:
Hyman Arluck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Over the Rainbow, Stormy Weather. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame.

Otto Preminger

Real/Birth Name:
Otto Ludwig Preminger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Advise and Consent Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6624 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Wallis Simpson

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Wallis Warfield
Also Known As:
Wallis, Duchess of Windsor
Mrs. Warfield
Wallis Warfield
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Duke of Windsor, until his earlier death.
Younger than Duke of Windsor by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Date of birth in doubt. Twice-divorced American socialite. Marriage to king caused his abdication December 10, 1936. Visited Hitler in Germany in 1937. Rumored to be pro-Nazi. Famous quote: "You can never be too rich or too thin". International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1958.

Bessie Love

Real/Birth Name:
Juanita Horton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Silent films - then small roles. Wrote play The Homecoming in 1958. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Broderick Crawford

Real/Birth Name:
William Broderick Crawford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies All the King's Men, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, The Black Cat, Born Yesterday. Broadway play Of Mice and Men. TV series Highway Patrol Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6736 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Alda

Real/Birth Name:
Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Rhapsody in Blue. Tony Award for Broadway plays Guys and Dolls, What Makes Sammy Run?

Fritz Pollard

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Douglass Pollard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African-American NFL head coach. Teams Brown University, Akron Pros, Union Club of Phoenixville, Milwaukee Badgers, Gilberton Cadamounts, Hammond Pros, Akron Indians, Providence Steam Roller, Chicago Black Hawks. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2015. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

John Bubbles

Real/Birth Name:
John William Sublett
Also Known As:
John W. Bubbles
Nickname(s):
Bubbles
Bubber
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:

Father of rhythm tap dance style. See also Bill Robinson

Georgie Nokes

Real/Birth Name:
George Robert Nokes
Also Known As:
George Nokes
Nickname(s):
Georgie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Wonderful Life, Song of the South

Sterling Hayden

Real/Birth Name:
Sterling Relyea Walter
Also Known As:
John Hamilton
Sterling Walter Hayden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed at age 9 when he was adopted. OSS during WW II as John Hamilton. Movies The Godfather, The Asphalt Jungle, 9 to 5, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Stephen Thorne

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Douglas Thorne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In training as an astronaut. Died in a private plane crash.

Yakima Canutt

Real/Birth Name:
Enos Edward Canutt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many movie stunts. Rodeo rider. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 14 August 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gian-Carlo Coppola

Real/Birth Name:
Gian-Carlo Coppola
Also Known As:
Gio Coppola
Nickname(s):
Gio
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

nephew of
nephew of
grandson of
first cousin of
son of
son of
father of
grandson of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin of
older brother of
Older than Roman Coppola by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Sofia Coppola by 7 years.
nephew of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in a boating accident - see Griffin O'Neal. Associate Producer movies The Outsiders, Rumble Fish

Bitsy Grant

Real/Birth Name:
Bryan Morel Grant Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5 feet 4 inches. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1972. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1965.

Benny Goodman

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin David Goodman
Nickname(s):
King of Swing
Patriarch of the Clarinet
The Professor
Swing's Senior Statesman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clarinet. Jazz and swing music. Song Sometimes I'm Happy. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1983. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1957. Kennedy Center Honors 1982. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Kate Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alto. Songs God Bless America, Dream a Little Dream of Me, The Woodpecker Song, Now Is the Hour, When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1982. National Radio Hall of Fame 1999. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6157 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rudy Vallee

Real/Birth Name:
Hubert Prior Vallée
Also Known As:
Rudy Vallée
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 25 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jane Greer by 23 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Batchelor and the Bobby-Soxer, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. Famed for the song Whiffenpoof Song. Popular singer in the 1930s. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1632 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 13 January 1995.

Hyman Rickover

Real/Birth Name:
Hyman George Rickover
Also Known As:
Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
Hyman G. Rickover
Nickname(s):
Father of the Nuclear Navy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Championed use of nuclear power in submarines. Congressional Gold Medal 1958. Congressional Gold Medal 1982.

Buddy Baer

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Henry Baer
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Max Baer Sr. by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer. Movies The Big Sky, Quo Vadis

Ted Lyons

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Amar Lyons
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher, manager. Team Chicago White Sox. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1960. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Vincente Minnelli

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Anthony Minnelli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Judy Garland by 19 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie musicals Meet Me in St. Louis, The Band Wagon, An American in Paris Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6676 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lester Lautenschlaeger

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Joseph Lautenschlaeger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Team Tulane University. Louisiana House of Representatives from 1928 to 1932. College Football Hall of Fame 1975. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame 1977.

Hermione Baddeley

Real/Birth Name:
Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley
Gender:
Female
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:

Movies A Christmas Carol (1951), Mary Poppins. Animated movies Aristocats, The Secret of NIMH. TV series Maude

Ted Knight

Real/Birth Name:
Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Too Close for Comfort, The Ted Knight Show, Mary Tyler Moore Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6673 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 30 January 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Murray Hamilton

Real/Birth Name:
George Murray Hamilton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Jaws, Jaws 2, The Amityville Horror. Broadway play Mister Roberts

Hank Greenberg

Real/Birth Name:
Hyman Greenberg
Also Known As:
Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Nickname(s):
Hammerin' Hank
Hankus Pankus
The Hebrew Hammer
Bruggy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman. Teams Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1958. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1956. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Ernest Schmidt

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest J. Schmidt
Nickname(s):
One Grand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Earned exactly 1,000 points in his college career. Team Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1974. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Bill Monroe

Real/Birth Name:
William Smith Monroe
Nickname(s):
The Father of Bluegrass Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 4 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Primary origin of Bluegrass music style. Mandolin musician. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997. Group Blue Grass Boys. Song Blue Moon of Kentucky is now the state song. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. National Medal of Arts 1995. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Virginia Gregg

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Gregg Burket
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio shows as Dragnet, The Lone Ranger and more. Movies Spencer's Mountain, Psycho as the voice of the mother of Norman Bates

Pat Phoenix

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Frederica Manfield
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series (British "soap") Coronation Street. Movie The L-Shaped Room

Cliff Burton

Real/Birth Name:
Clifford Lee Burton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist with band Metallica. Albums Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets. Died when bus slid off the road. Used effects with the bass, in a "lead" style. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Metallica.

Vince DiMaggio

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Paul DiMaggio
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Dom DiMaggio by 4 years.
older brother of
Older than Joe DiMaggio by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams Boston Bees, Pittsburgh Pirates. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Hal B. Wallis

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Brent Wallis
Also Known As:
Hal Wallis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Producer of many movies including Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Rooster Cogburn, True Grit, Becket, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Scared Stiff, They Died with Their Boots On. Also many uncredited movies as executive producer in the 1930s. Cecil B DeMille Award 1975.

Wallace Wade

Real/Birth Name:
William Wallace Wade
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard.Team Brown University. Head coach of the team at University of Alabama in 1923. Over the next 7 years, his team won 3 national championships, appearing in the Rose Bowl in 1925, 1926 and 1930. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. College Football Hall of Fame 1955. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1990. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2010. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1969. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1975.

Keenan Wynn

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Xavier Aloysius Wynn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Younger than Eve Abbott by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Son of Flubber, Bikini Beach, Herbie Rides Again, Stagecoach Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sippie Wallace

Real/Birth Name:
Beulah Thomas
Nickname(s):
The Texas Nightingale
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues Hall of Fame 2003. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1993.

Paul Frees

Real/Birth Name:
Solomon Hersh Frees
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voices in cartoons. Voice of the Ghost Host in the Disneyland Haunted Mansion.

Jerry Colonna

Real/Birth Name:
Gerardo Luigi Colonna
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of the March Hare in cartoon Alice in Wonderland. Movie Road to Rio and other Bob Hope movies. Trombonist with Columbia Symphony. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1645 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Scatman Crothers

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Sherman Crothers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Chico and the Man. Known for "scat" (wordless) singing. Movies The King of Marvin Gardens, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1987. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 8 April 1981.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Cary Grant

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald Alexander Leach
Also Known As:
Archie Leach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Barbara Hutton by 8 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Dyan Cannon by 32 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Charade, Night and Day, The Philadelphia Story (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace, North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief, Operation Petticoat, Father Goose, Notorious. Kennedy Center Honors 1981. London Avenue of Stars. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1969. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1610 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Herb Vigran

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Vigran
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies First Monday in October, Amazon Women on the Moon, The Miracle on 34th Street (1955). Hundreds of uncredited character roles.

Bobby Layne

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lawrence Layne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 18 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, Teams University of Texas, Chicago Bears, New York Bulldogs, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1963. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1973. College Football Hall of Fame 1968. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 1998. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967. Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1960. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Lee Dorsey

Real/Birth Name:
Irving Lee Dorsey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 23 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Ya Ya, Working in the Coal Mine

Desi Arnaz

Real/Birth Name:
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y De Acha III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
ex-husband of
Younger than Lucille Ball by 5 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of Desilu Productions. TV show I Love Lucy. Movie The Long, Long Trailer. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998. Television Hall of Fame 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6325-1/2 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hollywood Fats

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Leonard Mann
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Died of a heroin overdose.

V.C. Andrews

Real/Birth Name:
Cleo Virginia Andrews
Also Known As:
Virginia C. Andrews
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind

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.
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