Guess Who This Is

People Who Died in the Year 2002 (78 found): Names Only

Trubble Phunk

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Johnson
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Relationships:

Dave Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Rex David Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of the Wendy's restaurant chain - named for his daughter. Spokesmodel for Wendy's on TV. Adopted, activist for adoption. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1999.

Carrie Hamilton

Real/Birth Name:
Carrie Louise Hamilton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie Tokyo Pop. Playwright with her mother. Died of cancer.

Peggy Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Norma Delores Egstrom
Also Known As:
Miss Peggy Lee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me). Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6319 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jack Shea

Real/Birth Name:
John Amos Shea
Nickname(s):
The Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1932 won twice for speed skating at Lake Placid games. Died of a car accident January 22, 2002 at the 2002 Olympics at Lake Placid. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2005.

Dick Lane

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lane
Also Known As:
Dick "Night Train" Lane
Nickname(s):
Night Train
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Dinah Washington by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Defensive back. Teams Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006.

Irish McCalla

Real/Birth Name:
Nellie Elizabeth McCalla
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. A Vargas Girl model. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Princess Margaret

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Rose (House of Windsor)
Also Known As:
Countess of Snowdon
HRH Princess Margaret of York
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
ex-wife of
Younger than Antony Armstrong-Jones by less than 1 year.
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
great great granddaughter of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
mother of
niece of
daughter of
great granddaughter of
third cousin of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
great aunt of
third cousin of
great granddaughter of
granddaughter of
daughter of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great aunt of
mother of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great great granddaughter of
third cousin of
granddaughter of
niece of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great aunt of
great great granddaughter of
first cousin twice removed of
aunt of
third cousin once removed of
aunt of
first cousin of
aunt of
niece of
great aunt of
niece of
first cousin of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
great aunt of
first cousin of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
aunt of
great aunt of
great aunt of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
great granddaughter of
grand niece of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
younger sister of
Younger than Queen Elizabeth II by 4 years.
third cousin of
great great granddaughter of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
great aunt of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II

Chuck Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Martin Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Animated movie Gay Purr-ee and many shorts with his characters Pepe LePew, Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner. William Randolph Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7011 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 10 January 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Spike Milligan

Real/Birth Name:
Terrence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Irish citizenship. Radio show The Goon Show. Book Puckoon. Honorary Knight (KBE). London Avenue of Stars.

Harlan Howard

Real/Birth Name:
Harlan Perry Howard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song I Fall to Pieces with Hank Cochran. Songs Heartaches by the Number, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Busted were written by him. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. Country Music Hall of Fame 1997.

Samantha Lewes

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Jane Dillingham
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
ex-wife of
Older than Tom Hanks by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

First wife of Tom Hanks - divorced. Died of bone cancer.

Billy Wilder

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Wilder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Some Like It Hot, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, The Seven Year Itch, The Apartment, The Fortune Cookie, Stalag 17, Witness for the Prosecution. His mother, grandmother and stepfather died at Auschwitz concentration camp. Kennedy Center Honors 1990. National Medal of Arts 1993. Boulevard der Stars 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Diana Streisand Kind

Real/Birth Name:
Diana Ida Rosen
Also Known As:
Diana Kind
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Emanuel Streisand, until his earlier death.
Younger than Emanuel Streisand by 0 or 1 years.
grandmother of
wife of
mother of

Descendants:

Dudley Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Dudley Stuart John Moore
Nickname(s):
Cuddly Dudley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 23 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
ex-husband of
Older than Tuesday Weld by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie 10 Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 23 September 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Milton Berle

Real/Birth Name:
Mendel Berlinger
(other sources:) Milton Berlinger
Nickname(s):
Uncle Miltie
Mr. Television
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:

Brief Facts:

California Hall of Fame 2007. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992. Television Hall of Fame 1984. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Real/Birth Name:
Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon
Also Known As:
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Mother Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Duchess of York
Empress of India
Queen of Ireland
Nickname(s):
The Queen Mum
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
wife of
King George VI, until his earlier death.
Younger than King George VI by 4 years.
great grandmother of
grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
grandmother of
great grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
mother of
mother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Enjoyed horse racing. Well liked by the British people. Albert Medal 1974.

Layne Staley

Real/Birth Name:
Layne Thomas Staley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Alice in Chains. Albums Alice in Chains, Jar of Flies. Designed the "Sun" featured in the cover of album Dirt. Died of a drug overdose about April 5, 2002.

Buck Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Elzie Wiley Baker
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:

Brief Facts:

International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1982. Talladega Walk of Fame 2001. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1998. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1996.

Byron White

Real/Birth Name:
Byron Raymond White
Nickname(s):
Whizzer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team Detroit Lions. Associate Justice in the Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1965. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1962. Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame 1998. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1996. National High School Hall of Fame 1987. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1969.

Robert Urich

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Michael Urich
Also Known As:
Bob Urich
Robert York
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Heather Menzies-Urich, until he died.
Older than Heather Menzies-Urich by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Vega$, Spenser: For Hire, S.W.A.T., Love Boat: The Next Wave Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 12 December 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Linda Lovelace

Real/Birth Name:
Linda Susan Boreman
Also Known As:
Linda Marchiano
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Adult" actress - fought against pornography later. Movie Deep Throat. Died of injuries in a car accident on April 3, almost 3 weeks after the accident.

Lisa Lopes

Real/Birth Name:
Lisa Nicole Lopes
Also Known As:
Left Eye Lisa Lopes
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Nickname(s):
Left Eye
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30, 32 days before her 31st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group TLC. Died in car accident in Honduras. Album Eye Legacy released posthumously. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of TLC.

Otis Blackwell

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Blackwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Great Balls of Fire, Breathless, Don't Be Cruel, All Shook Up, Fever, Return to Sender, Handy Man. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1991.

Dan Devine

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel John Devine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Arizona State University, University of Missouri, Green Bay Packers, University of Notre Dame. College Football Hall of Fame 1985. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1993. Sun Devil Sports Hall of Fame 1987.

Mary Lanier

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Bernadette Anderson
Also Known As:
Bernadette Anderson
Mary Bernadette Ladner Garey
Mary Bernadette Ladner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

Lew Wasserman

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Robert Wasserman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Talent scout and manager. Subject of the film The Last Mogul. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995. Television Hall of Fame 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 5 October 2007.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dee Dee Ramone

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Glenn Colvin
Also Known As:
Dee Dee King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist with punk rock group Ramones. Song I Wanna be Sedated. Died of suspected drug overdose. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Ramones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of Ramones.

Willie Davenport

Real/Birth Name:
William D. Davenport
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long distance runner. The first African American to compete in the Winter Olympics for the USA. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1988. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1982. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2005. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1977.

Jack Buck

Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Announced games for baseball team St. Louis Cardinals. Also football for CBS radio program Monday Night Football. Distinct gravelly voice. Missouri Wall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1995. Ford C Frick Award 1987. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1990. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Hall of Famous Missourians 2006. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2005. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6307 Delmar Boulevard.

Ann Landers

Real/Birth Name:
Esther Pauline Friedman
Also Known As:
Eppie Lederer
Nickname(s):
Eppie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 12 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Advice columnist from Chicago - began in 1955, replacing original columnist who died. Column Dear Ann Landers. Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

Jay Berwanger

Real/Birth Name:
John Jacob Berwanger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1935, team University of Chicago, as halfback. The award was then called by another name. The first player dafted in the first NFL draft. Turned down offers to play NFL. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. University of Chicago Athletics Hall of Fame 2003. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1951.

John Entwistle

Real/Birth Name:
John Alec Entwistle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for band The Who. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of The Who.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of The Who.

Rosemary Clooney

Real/Birth Name:
Rosemary Clooney
Nickname(s):
Rosie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
mother of
aunt of
ex-wife of
Younger than José Ferrer by 19 years.
mother of
older sister of
Older than Nick Clooney by 5 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical White Christmas. Songs Come on-a My House, Tenderly, Hey There. TV show The Rosemary Clooney Show. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1995. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6325 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ted Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Teddy Samuel Williams
Also Known As:
Theodore Samuel Williams
Nickname(s):
The Kid
The Splendid Splinter
Teddy Ballgame
The Thumper
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:

Named Teddy for president Teddy Roosevelt. Name changed to Theodore on birth certificate later. Book The Science of Hitting. Left field for team Boston Red Sox. Marine Corps pilot during World War II and the Korean War. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1966. IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. San Diego Hall of Champions 1954. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1954.

Rod Steiger

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney Stephen Steiger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Claire Bloom by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Doctor Zhivago, The Longest Day, In the Heat of the Night, On the Waterfront, The Illustrated Man, Oklahoma! Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 10 April 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Vladimir Vasyutin

Real/Birth Name:
Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: Soyuz T-14

Leo McKern

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald McKern
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played title role of Rumpole in BBC TV series Rumpole of the Bailey. Movie A Man for All Seasons

Joe Allison

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Marion Allison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song He'll Have to Go recorded by Jim Reeves. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1978. Disc Jockey Hall of Fame 1976. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Lou Groza Award 1992.

Chick Hearn

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Dayle Hearn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

For the basketball team Los Angeles Lakers radio play-by-play. Invented the term slam dunk. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1991. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1997. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 24 September 1986.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Josh Ryan Evans

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

Brief Facts:

Height 3' 2", due to a type of dwarfism. Died young due to complications related to a heart defect. TV series Passion. Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Enos Slaughter

Real/Birth Name:
Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Nickname(s):
Country
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1999. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Kyle Rote

Real/Birth Name:
William Kyle Rote
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, wide receiver. Teams Southern Methodist University, New York Giants. College Football Hall of Fame 1964. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2003. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1969. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Abu Nidal

Real/Birth Name:
Sabri Khalil al-Banna
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The founder of group Fatah: The Revolutionary Council, a militant Palestinian splinter group more commonly known as the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO). Palestinian sources believed he was killed on the orders of Saddam Hussein, while Iraqi officials insisted he had committed suicide during an interrogation.

Jeff Corey

Real/Birth Name:
Jeff Corey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Little Big Man, True Grit, Conan the Destroyer, Petticoat Politics. Blacklisted after testimony before the HUAC and did not work in films or television for 12 years.

Hoyt Wilhelm

Real/Birth Name:
James Hoyt Wilhelm
Nickname(s):
Old Sarge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 2002. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1968. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

William Warfield

Real/Birth Name:
William Caesar Warfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Leontyne Price by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Bass-baritone, famed for role as Porgy in opera Porgy and Bess. Movie Show Boat as the tugboat captain, also song Ol' Man River. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2000.

Lionel Hampton

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Leo Hampton
Nickname(s):
The Gates of Swing
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drums and vibraphone. Song Flying Home. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1986. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Kennedy Center Honors 1992. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006. National Medal of Arts 1996. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 June 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Abe Lemons

Real/Birth Name:
A.E. Lemons
Gender:
Male
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:

Given initials-only name of "A.E.". Center /forward, college teams Hardin College, Oklahoma City. Coach, teams Oklahoma City University, Pan American University, University of Texas. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1994. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1999. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Leon Campbell

Real/Birth Name:
Leon L. Campbell
Also Known As:
Leon "Muscles" Campbell
Nickname(s):
Muscles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams University of Arkansas, Baltimore Colts, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1977. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1991.

Frankie Albert

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Cullen Albert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, left-handed. Teams Stanford University, Los Angeles Bulldogs, San Francisco 49ers, Calgary Stampeders. The first college T-formation quarterback in modern football history. In the Navy during World War II. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981. College Football Hall of Fame 1956. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1992. Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame.

Cyrinda Foxe

Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Hetzekian
Also Known As:
Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than David Johansen by 2 years.
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Steven Tyler by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

In the Andy Warhol movie Bad

Johnny Unitas

Real/Birth Name:
John Constantine Unitas
Nickname(s):
The Golden Arm
Johnny U
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, pro team Baltimore Colts. Record of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games (between 1956-1960.) Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979. Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor 2002. Bert Bell Award 1959. Bert Bell Award 1964. Bert Bell Award 1967. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1991. NFL Player of the Year 1958. NFL Player of the Year 1967. NFL Player of the Year 1957. University of Louisville Athletic Hall of Fame 1979. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1970.

Kim Hunter

Real/Birth Name:
Janet Cole
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:

Role as Stella in movie A Streetcar Named Desire, Planet of the Apes in role of Zira Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1617 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1715 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jim Barnes

Real/Birth Name:
Velvet James Barnes
Nickname(s):
Bad News
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward/cemter. Teams New York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2014. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 2007.

LaWanda Page

Real/Birth Name:
Alberta Peal
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 35 days before her 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Sanford and Son. Movies Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Zapped!, Meteor Man

Bob Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Hayes
Nickname(s):
Bullet Bob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic runner. Wide receiver. Team Dallas Cowboys. The only man to win both Olympic gold and a Super Bowl ring. Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2001. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2009. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1997. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2017.

Leon Hart

Real/Birth Name:
Leon Joseph Hart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1949, team University of Notre Dame, as end. Team Detroit Lions. College Football Hall of Fame 1973. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1997. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Maxwell Award 1949. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1949.

Mike Webster

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Lewis Webster
Nickname(s):
Iron Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams University of Wisconsin, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs. The first NFL player diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Featured in the film Concussion. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1997. University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 2007.

Patsy Mink

Real/Birth Name:
Matsu Takemoto
Also Known As:
Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink
Gender:
Female
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:

Democrat. US Representative from Hawaii 1965 to 1971 and later 1990 to 2002, her death. First woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected to Congress. Candidate for president in the 1972 election. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014. National Women's Hall of Fame 2003. Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Bruce Paltrow

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Weigert Paltrow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
husband of
Blythe Danner, until he died.
Younger than Blythe Danner by less than 1 year.
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series St. Elsewhere

Money Ray

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Hoskins
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Group Cold Crush Brothers. Died of cancer.

Aileen Wuornos

Real/Birth Name:
Aileen Carol Pittman
Also Known As:
Aileen Carol Wuornos
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie Monster. Her mother married at age 14. Adopted by her grandparents. Executed in Florida for murder of 6 men.

Ray Coniff

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Raymond Coniff
Also Known As:
Engberg
Jay Raye
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 25 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Arranger for Mitch Miller. Group Ray Coniff Singers. Song Somewhere My Love based on the song Lara's Theme. Between 1957 and 1968, Conniff had 28 albums in the American Top 40. Died from a fall in his bathtub.

Bashful Brother Oswald

Real/Birth Name:
Beecher Ray Kirby
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Dobro player with the Roy Acuff band Smoky Mountain Boys. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Peggy Moran

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Jeanette Moran
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 1 day after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Henry Koster, until his earlier death.
Younger than Henry Koster by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Ninotchka, The Mummy's Hand, King of the Cowboys with Roy Rogers

Richard Harris

Real/Birth Name:
Richard St. John Harris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ann Turkel by 15 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Elizabeth Rees by 5 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Camelot, Unforgiven, Gladiator, Cry, the Beloved Country, Patriot Games, The Cassandra Crossing, Robin and Marian

Jam Master Jay

Real/Birth Name:
Jason William Mizell
Also Known As:
Jazzy Jase
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Run-D.M.C.. Albums Raising Hell, Tougher Than Leather. Song It's like That. DMC Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of Run-D.M.C..
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Run-D.M.C..

Jonathan Harris

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Charasuchin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 3 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Lost in Space in role of Dr. Zachary Smith. Voice actor in animated movies Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life

Eddie Bracken

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Vincent Bracken
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Vacation, Natonal Lampoon's Vacation, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Broadway plays Too Many Girls, Shinbone Alley, Hello, Dolly!, The Odd Couple, Sugar Babies. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

James Coburn

Real/Birth Name:
James H. Coburn III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies Charade, In Like Flint, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven. Hall of Great Western Performers 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7055 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 April 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Billie Bird

Real/Birth Name:
Berniece Bird
Also Known As:
Billie Bird Sellen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dear John. Movies Sixteen Candles, Home Alone, Ernest Saves Christmas, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol. Lots of uncredited small roles.

Roone Arledge

Real/Birth Name:
Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Channel ABC Sports, Created TV show Monday Night Football. Winner of 37 Emmy Awards. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1989. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame 2016.

Ruth Kobart

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Maxine Finkelstein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Dirty Harry, Sister Act, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. TV series Bob, One Day at a Time. Broadway musical play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Nominated for a Tony Award.

Hank Luisetti

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo-Giuseppi Luisetti
Nickname(s):
Ange
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward, team Stanford University. Popularized the jump shot. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2002.

Joe Strummer

Real/Birth Name:
John Graham Mellor
Nickname(s):
Woody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. British punk, political themes. Group The Clash, Movies Candy Mountain, Straight to Hell Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Clash.

Susan Fleming

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Fleming
Also Known As:
Susan Fleming Marx
Nickname(s):
Girl with the Million Dollar Legs
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Harpo Marx, until his earlier death.
Younger than Harpo Marx by 19 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Million Dollar Legs, Gold Diggers of 1937. Revue Ziegfeld Follies Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 20 February 1998.

Laci Peterson

Real/Birth Name:
Laci Denise Rocha
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Scott Peterson, until she died.
Younger than Scott Peterson by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pregnant mother-to-be who disappeared and her body was later found washed ashore in San Francisco Bay. Husband was found guilty of the murder.
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