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People Who Died in the Year 2008 (127 found): Names Only

Katoucha

Real/Birth Name:
Katoucha Niane
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
48 or 49
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

French-African supermodel for Yves Saint Laurent and others. Lived on a houseboat in Paris. Activist against female circumcision. Apparently drowned in February 2008, possibly the 1st or 2nd; body found in the Seine River on February 28, 2008. Drowned in the Seine at age 47.

Jim Dooley

Real/Birth Name:
James William Dooley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 31 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, halfback. Teams University of Miami, Chicago Bears. Also coached the Bears. Died of ALS. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1998. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1996. University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 1971. University of Miami Ring of Honor 1997.

Christopher Bowman

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Nicol Bowman
Also Known As:
Chris Bowman
Nickname(s):
Bowman the Showman
Hans Brinker From Hell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Champion figure skater, two-time U.S. national champion and two-time World medalist. As a child, in TV series Little House on the Prairie. Analyst for Fox Sports. Appeared in commercials. Died of a drug overdose at a Los Angeles motel.

Maila Nurmi

Real/Birth Name:
Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 20 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

In role as Vampira in TV show The Vampira Show on local Los Angeles television. Model for Man Ray, Alberto Vargas. Movie Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959). Inducted into Monster Kid Hall of Fame. Claimed she was niece of Paavo Nurmi

Edmund Hillary

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Percival Hillary
Also Known As:
Sir Edmund Hillary
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First to climb Mt. Everest, with Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay as guide. Also explored for source of the Yangtze River. Works to support the Sherpa guides. Created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on 16 July 1953; a member of the Order of New Zealand (ONZ) in 1987; and a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG) on 23 April 1995.

Brad Renfro

Real/Birth Name:
Bradley Barron Renfro
Nickname(s):
Pagey
Renfreak
Fro
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Client, The Cure, Tom and Huck, The Theory of the Leisure Class, The Jacket, Ghost World, Bully. Sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay more than $4,000 for repairs on a yacht that he tried to steal in Fort Lauderdale. Found dead in his home of an accidental drug overdose on heroin, per coroner's autopsy.

Bobby Fischer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert James Fischer
Also Known As:
Robert D. James
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:

Chess champion, in 1972 became the only American chessplayer to become the official World Chess Champion. His title was taken away in 1975. Lived in Hungary and Japan and Iceland, which granted him citizenship. Died in Iceland. Vocal anti-American and anti-Semitic statements. Invented a new type of digital chess clock. Books My 60 Memorable Games, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess. Considered the greatest chess player who ever lived. United States Chess Hall of Fame 1985.

Suzanne Pleshette

Real/Birth Name:
Suzanne Pleshette
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 12 days before her 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Tom Poston, until his earlier death.
Younger than Tom Poston by 15 years.
ex-wife of
The same age as Troy Donahue.

Brief Facts:

TV show The Bob Newheart Show. Movies The Birds, Blackbeard's Ghost, The Shaggy D.A., A Rage to Live. Broadway plays The Cold Wind and the Warm, The Miracle Worker Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 31 January 2008.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Troy Donahue

Real/Birth Name:
Merle Johnson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 12 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
The same age as Suzanne Pleshette.

Brief Facts:

Movies A Summer Place, Palm Springs Weekend, A Distant Trumpet, Come Spy with Me. TV show Surfside 6

Heath Ledger

Real/Birth Name:
Heath Andrew Ledger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of the Joker. Movies Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot, Monster's Ball, A Knight's Tale, Lords of Dogtown, The Dark Knight, as well as Australian movies. Directed and produced a video for Australian rapper Nfamas. Found dead in a New York apartment, of an overdose on prescription pain and sleep drugs.

Christian Brando

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Brando
Also Known As:
Gary Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Older than Cheyenne Brando by 11 years.
son of
uncle of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Convicted of voluntary manslaughter of the boyfriend of his half-sister Cheyenne Brando. He was released from prison in 1996. Movies The Secret Life of an American Wife, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

Mike Holovak

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Holovak
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, teams Boston College, Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears. Coach, teams Boston College, Boston Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders. College Football Hall of Fame 1985. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1983. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 1999.

Margaret Truman

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Margaret Truman
Also Known As:
Mary Margaret Truman Daniel
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 19 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Concerts singing classical music. Radio play The Jackpot. Radio show Authors in the News. Writer of mystery novels in a series, the first was Murder in the White House. Also wrote non-fiction. Missouri Walk of Fame 2008.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Real/Birth Name:
Mahesh Prasad Varma
Mahesh Srivastava
Also Known As:
Bal Brahmacharya Mahesh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded and invented transcendental meditation, also called TM.

K-Doe

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Casey Poynter
Also Known As:
Kasey Poynter
North Kali
KDoe
KDOE
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27, 29 days before his 28th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Member of group Worldwide Hip-Hop Congress. Struck and killed by an Amtrak train as he crossed tracks.

Blu Crush

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Stenberg
Also Known As:
Dozzieloc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Portland rapper was found shot to death in a Houston motel. He had been there to promote music. Album Jail House Dreams Vol. 1. Adopted when he was 7 months old.

Roy Scheider

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Richard Scheider
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:

Movies Jaws, Jaws 2, All That Jazz, The Punisher, The Rainmaker, Klute, 2010, The French Connection. TV series SeaQuest DSV. Columbia High School Hall of Fame 1985.

Bobby Lord

Real/Birth Name:
Robert L. Lord
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Host of TV program Opry Almanac on station KSM-TV, Book Hit the Glory Road

Robin Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lowell Moore Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books The French Connection, The Green Berets

Eagle Day

Real/Birth Name:
Herman Sidney Day
Nickname(s):
Eagle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Punter. Teams University of Mississippi, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Washington Redskins, Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2003. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1981. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1988.

Static Major

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Ellis Garrett
Also Known As:
Static
Static Major
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Producer for Lil' Wayne and Aaliyah. Former member of R&B group Playa. Album Cheers 2 U. Death cause: "complications from a medical procedure."

Buddy Miles

Real/Birth Name:
George Miles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Briefly mamber of the Jimi Hendrix band Band of Gypsys. Song and album Them Changes. Recorded and produced California Raisins commercials.

William F. Buckley

Real/Birth Name:
William Frank Buckley Jr.
Also Known As:
William F. Buckley Jr.
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded magazine National Review. Host of TV show Firing Line. Famed for conservative political philosphy. Newspaper column On the Right. Novel Saving the Queen. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

Mike Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Michael George Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer for group The Dave Clark Five. Songs Glad All Over, Bits and Pieces Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Dave Clark Five.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Dave Clark Five.

Buddy Dial

Real/Birth Name:
Gilroy Leroy Dial
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams Rice University, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys. Rice Athletics Hall of Fame 1971. College Football Hall of Fame 1993. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 2002.

G. David Low

Real/Birth Name:
George David Low
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-32, STS-43, STS-57

Arthur C. Clarke

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Charles Clarke
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:

Science fiction author. Books Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, Movies based on books 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010. Known for formulating the Three Laws of Robotics, and for suggesting communication satellites in geosynchronous orbit in a memo in 1945. Received a CBE in 1989 and was knighted in 2000. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1997. International Space Hall of Fame.

Paul Scofield

Real/Birth Name:
David Paul Scofield
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:

Movies A Man for All Seasons, King Lear, Henry V, Quiz Show. Companion of Honour in the 2001 New Year Honours List.

Richard Widmark

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Weedt Widmark
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Jean Hazlewood, until her earlier death.
Older than Jean Hazlewood by 1 year.
husband of
Susan Blanchard, until he died.
Older than Susan Blanchard by 13 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Kiss and Tell. Movies Kiss of Death, Judgment at Nuremberg, Yellow Sky, When the Legends Die, Against All Odds, Coma. Hall of Great Western Performers 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Abby Mann

Real/Birth Name:
Abraham Goodman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Screenwriter, movie Judgment at Nuremberg. Creator of the TV series Kojak. Executive producer of TV movie 10,000 Black Men Named George

Cavlar

Real/Birth Name:
Leval Lyde
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Brooklyn based rapper, served time for weapons charges, shot outside a restaurant. Age 36.

Frosty Freeze

Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Frost
Also Known As:
The Freeze To Please
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Rock Steady Crew. Breakdancer. Created suicide flip dance move. Movies Flashdance, Wild Style, Style Wars

Charlton Heston

Real/Birth Name:
John Charles Carter
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Took last name of stepfather as a child. Role of Moses in movie The Ten Commandments. Movies True Lies, The Greatest Show on Earth, Planet of the Apes, Ben-Hur, Soylent Green, The Omega Man, Earthquake. Involved in the National Rifle Association as president from 1998 to 2003. TV show The Colbys. Kennedy Center Honors 1997. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989. Hall of Great Western Performers 2010. Cecil B DeMille Award 1967. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1628 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Chinito

Real/Birth Name:
Gabriel Siqueiros Jr.
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

From Watsonville, California. Died in rollover auto crash, age 19.

Bob Pellegrini

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Francis Pellegrini
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:

Center,linebacker. Teams University of Maryland, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins. UPI Lineman of the Year 1955. College Football Hall of Fame 1996. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1955. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1985.

Ollie Johnston

Real/Birth Name:
Oliver Martin Johnston Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Disney animator for animated cartoon movies Bambi, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia. National Medal of Arts 2005.

VL Mike

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Allen
Also Known As:
VL
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former member of group Chopper City Boyz. Album We Got This. Shot and died in New Orleans.

Lewis Croft

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis A. Croft
Also Known As:
Idaho Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 3 days before his 89th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: The Munchkins for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Buzzie Bavasi

Real/Birth Name:
Emil Joseph Bavasi
Gender:
Male
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:

Brief Facts:

General manager of the teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers from 1951 to 1968. San Diego Hall of Champions 2007. San Diego Padres Hall of Fame 2001. Breitbard Hall of Fame 2007. 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.

Mildred Loving

Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Delores Jeter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Richard Loving, until his earlier death.
Younger than Richard Loving by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

With her husband, plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967). The Lovings were an interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. He was white, she was African-American and Native American descent. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Eddy Arnold

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Edward Arnold
Nickname(s):
The Tennessee Plowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 7 days before his 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Anytime, Cattle Call, Make the World Go Away. Country Music Hall of Fame 1966. Music City Walk of Fame 2010. National Medal of Arts 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6775 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ron Parise

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Anthony Parise
Also Known As:
Ronald A. Parise
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 15 days before his 57th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronomer and astronaut, employed by Computer Sciences Corporation. PhD from the University of Florida, in astronomy. Flew on two shuttle missions, STS-35 aboard Columbia in December 1990, and STS-67 in March 1995 on the shuttle Endeavour. Both missions involved operation of utraviolet telescopes. Died of a brain tumor.

Dottie Rambo

Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Reba Luttrell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel music. Songs He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, We Shall Behold Him, I Go to the Rock. Died in an accident when the bus she was in crashed. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2008. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1992. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Gargamel

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin C. Nappier
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Group Black Hippiz. Write-in candidate for mayor of Flint, MI, got no votes. Served prison time for passing counterfeit money and later for identification fraud. Shot in the head. Age 37.

Robert Mondavi

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gerald Mondavi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 33 days before his 95th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley, California in 1966. Sold the business in 2004. California Hall of Fame 2007. Vintners Hall of Fame. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1991.

Hamilton Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
William Hamilton McWhorter Jordan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced Southern style, rhyming with "burden." White House Chief of Staff for President Jimmy Carter 1979-1980. Managed the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Dick Martin

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Richard Martin
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:

Duo Dan Rowan and Dick Martin. Co-host of TV series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, using his signature line, "You bet your sweet bippy." TV shows The Love Boat, The Lucy Show. Directed episodes of TV show The Bob Newheart Show Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: Dan Rowan and Dick Martin for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 2 April 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: Dan Rowan and Dick Martin for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 2 April 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rob Knox

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Arthur Knox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
18
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince. Died after being stabbed outside a bar May 2008, when he intervened in a fight to protect his brother.

Camu Tao

Real/Birth Name:
Tero Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30, 12 days before his 31st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Groups S. A. Smash, Cardboard City, MHz. Album Nighthawks. Died of lung cancer.

Earle Hagen

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

Brief Facts:

Composed and whistled theme song for TV show The Andy Griffith Show Song Harlem Nocturne, later used as the theme to TV show Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. Composed theme songs for TV shows The Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl, Eight Is Enough, The Mod Squad. Wrote books on arranging music. Trombonist with big bands. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2011. Television Hall of Fame 2011. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 19 April 2003.

Sydney Pollack

Real/Birth Name:
Sydney Irwin Pollack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Tootsie, Out of Africa, Michael Clayton, The Way We Were

Harvey Korman

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Herschel Korman
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:

TV show The Carol Burnett Show. Movies Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part 1. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2006. Television Hall of Fame 2002.

Pretty Black

Real/Birth Name:
Ayoola Matthew Odumuyiwa
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Aspiring San Leandro rapper shot to death in East Oakland, California.

Yves Saint Laurent

Real/Birth Name:
Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent
Also Known As:
Yves Saint-Laurent
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Established houses of couture and boutiques in Paris. Known for pant-suits for women. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1975.

Bo Diddley

Real/Birth Name:
Ellas Otha Bates
Also Known As:
Ellas Bates McDaniel
Nickname(s):
The Originator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Ellas Otha Bates. Later, adopted by mother's cousin, took name McDaniel. Song Hey Bo Diddley. Known for his homemade rectangular-shaped guitar and his signature rhythm beat. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.

Mel Ferrer

Real/Birth Name:
Melchior Gaston Ferrer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Audrey Hepburn by 11 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

No relation to José Ferrer. Movies Lili, War and Peace, The Sun Also Rises, The Brave Bulls. Play Strange Fruit in New York. Children's book Tito's Hats Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6268 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Bob Anderson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert J. Anderson
Also Known As:
Bobbie Anderson
Bobby Anderson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie It's a Wonderful Life in role of young George Bailey. Movies Young People, The Bishop's Wife, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Jim McKay

Real/Birth Name:
James Kenneth McManus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for his tagline "the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat", used in his ABC TV series The Wide World of Sports. Famed for his coverage of the Olympic Games, the Indianapolis 500 race, and the British Open. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1988. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1987. Television Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1987.

Self

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Mastrangelo
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Redlands, California area, a local rapper. Kidnapped and shot, body found June 14, 2008.

Tim Russert

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy John Russert Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV news analyst for NBC and MSNBC. Host of TV program Meet the Press on Sunday. NBC News' Washington Bureau Chief. Aide to Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1977 to 1982. Author of books Big Russ and Me, Wisdom of Our Fathers. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Cyd Charisse

Real/Birth Name:
Tula Ellice Finklea
Also Known As:
Lily Norwood
Celia Siderova
Maria Istromena
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
ex-wife of
wife of
Tony Martin, until she died.
Younger than Tony Martin by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of the ballet group Ballet Russe. Movies The Band Wagon, Silk Stockings, Meet Me in Las Vegas, Singin' in the Rain, Brigadoon. Some sources say born 1921. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2002. National Medal of Arts 2006. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dody Goodman

Real/Birth Name:
Dolores Goodman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Tonight Show, Diff'rent Strokes, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Movies Grease, Grease 2, Splash. Musical Wonderful Town

George Carlin

Real/Birth Name:
George Denis Patrick Carlin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his stand-up comedy routines, and political humor. Movies Jersey Girl, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, With Six You Get Eggroll. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1555 Vine Street for live performance or theater; ceremony: 21 January 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Elizabeth Spriggs

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Jean Williams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Paradise Road, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Sense and Sensibility

Evelyn Keyes

Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Louise Keyes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Artie Shaw by 6 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Charles Vidor by 16 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than John Huston by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Gone with the Wind, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Mrs. Mike, The Seven Year Itch, Hell's Half Acre, Around the World in Eighty Days

Jesse Helms

Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Alexander Helms Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

U.S. Senator from North Carolina for 5 terms. Conservative, anti-communist, pro-segregation, controversial. Was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Rocky Aoki

Real/Birth Name:
Hiroaki Aoki
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Flyweight wrestler, National Wrestling Hall of Fame 1995. Founder of the Benihana restaurant chain. Known also for powerboat racing. Convicted of insider trading, fined $500,000 and given probation.

Michael DeBakey

Real/Birth Name:
Michel Dabaghi
Also Known As:
Michael Ellis DeBakey
Michael E. DeBakey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Innovator of heart surgery procedures. Invented the "roller pump." Lebanese immigrant parents, changed name to Anglicize it. National Medal of Science. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. Health Care Hall of Fame 1996. Congressional Gold Medal 2007. Lomonosov Gold Medal 2003.

Tony Snow

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Anthony Snow
Nickname(s):
Tony
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former press secretary for George W. Bush. Conservative radio commentator, show The Tony Snow Show. Host on Fox TV show Fox News Sunday. His own band Beats Jammin'. Died of cancer.

Jo Stafford

Real/Birth Name:
Jo Elizabeth Stafford
Nickname(s):
G.I. Jo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Paul Weston, until his earlier death.
Younger than Paul Weston by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs I'll Walk Alone, I'll Be Seeing You, I'll Never Smile Again, You Belong to Me. Member of group The Pied Pipers. The first recording artist to sell twenty-five million records. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Pied Pipers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1625 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 1709 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Estelle Getty

Real/Birth Name:
Estelle Scher
Also Known As:
Estelle Gettleman
Stella Getty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 3 days before her 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Golden Girls. Movies Stuart Little, Mask

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Real/Birth Name:
Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Writer, dramatist and historian. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1970. Exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He returned to Russia in 1994. Books The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Cancer Ward and play The Love-Girl and the Innocent

Skip Caray

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Christopher Caray Jr.
Also Known As:
Harry Caray Jr.
Nickname(s):
Skip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 9 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Slugger's Wife. Baseball team Atlanta Braves as TV and radio broadcaster. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2013. Braves Hall of Fame 2004. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Jud Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Judson Taylor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Great Escape. TV series Dr. Kildare, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Young Lawyers

Bernie Mac

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Jeffrey McCullough
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Bernie Mac Show. Movies Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve, Booty Call, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Guess Who

Dale Warren

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Henry Warren
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Sons of the Pioneers. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 2008. Hall of Great Western Performers 1995 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Texas Trail of Fame 2001 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Sons of the Pioneers for contributions to the recording industry.
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Isaac Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 10 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Hot Buttered Soul, Black Moses. Song Theme from Shaft from movie Shaft. Movies It Could Happen to You, Ninth Street, Reindeer Games, I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka, Hustle & Flow. TV shows Stargate SG-1, South Park in the role of Chef. Songs Hold On, I'm Coming, Soul Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1994. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Gene Upshaw

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football team Oakland Raiders as a guard. Executive director of the NFL Players' Association (union leader for NFL players.) Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor 1997. Javelina Hall of Fame 1976. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1980. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2000.

Phil Hill

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Toll Hill Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Three-time winner of the 24-hour race at Le Mans, France. Also won the 12-hour endurance race at Sebring, Florida three times. Commentator for ABC TV program Wide World of Sports. Formula One Champion. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2006. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. Automotive Hall of Fame 2008.

Tommy Bolt

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Henry Bolt
Nickname(s):
Thunder
Terrible Tommy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the U.S. Open in 1958. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1974. World Golf Hall of Fame 2002.

Bill Melendez

Real/Birth Name:
José Cuauhtemoc Meléndez
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Animated or produced many 'Peanuts' cartoon special movies, including A Charlie Brown Christmas. Voice of Snoopy

Anita Page

Real/Birth Name:
Anita Evelyn Pomares
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98, 33 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1929). Silents, then MGM's first all-talkie movie The Broadway Melody Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6116 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Richard Wright

Real/Birth Name:
Richard William Wright
Also Known As:
Rick Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboards. Founding member of band Pink Floyd. Albums Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2012. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Pink Floyd.
London Avenue of Stars 2010 as a member of Pink Floyd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of Pink Floyd.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Pink Floyd.

Norman Whitfield

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Jesse Whitfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs for Motown I Heard It through the Grapevine, Cloud Nine, War, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Car Wash. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.

Connie Haines

Real/Birth Name:
Yvonne Marie Antoinette JaMais
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Moon Over Las Vegas. With band of Tommy Dorsey. Became a church minister. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1992.

Paul Newman

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leonard Newman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Joanne Woodward, until he died.
Older than Joanne Woodward by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Salad dressing named "Newman's Own" funds his charity work. Movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2007. Kennedy Center Honors 1992. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1991. SCCA Hall of Fame 2009. Cecil B DeMille Award 1984. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

House Peters Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Robert House Peters Jr.
Also Known As:
House Peters
Nickname(s):
Junie
Junior
Juny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Best known for role as Mr. Clean in commercials. Movies The Day the Earth Stood Still, Rio Conchos, The Dakota Kid, Strategic Air Command, Rebel Without a Cause. TV series Lassie, The Lone Ranger

Nick Reynolds

Real/Birth Name:
Nicholas Wells Reynolds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Founding member of folk music group The Kingston Trio. Songs Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Tom Dooley, Hard, Ain't It Hard, The Ballad of Reuben James, Scotch and Soda, The Tijuana Jail, Greenback Dollar, A Worried Man, M.T.A., The Reverend Mr. Black. Album The Kingston Trio at Large American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Kingston Trio.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Kingston Trio.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Kingston Trio.

Gidget Gein

Real/Birth Name:
Bradley Stewart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of the band Marilyn Manson. Bassist. Died of a heroin overdose.

Guillaume Depardieu

Real/Birth Name:
Guillaume Jean Maxime Antoine Depardieu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

French actor. Leg was amputated 2003 after accident and infected leg. Movie De la guerre. Died of viral pneumonia.

Edie Adams

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Edith Enke
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Ernie Kovacs, until his earlier death.
Younger than Ernie Kovacs by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Tony in 1957 for Broadway musical Li'l Abner. Movies The Apartment, Under the Yum Yum Tree, Love with a Proper Stranger, Call Me Bwana

Levi Stubbs

Real/Birth Name:
Levi Stubbles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member and lead vocalist of Motown R&B group The Four Tops. Songs Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), It's the Same Old Song Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Four Tops.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Four Tops.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of The Four Tops.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Four Tops.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Four Tops.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Four Tops.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Four Tops for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 23 April 1997.
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A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Four Tops for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 23 April 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dee Dee Warwick

Real/Birth Name:
Delia Mae Warrick
Also Known As:
Dee Dee Warrick
DeDe Schwartz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 23 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
niece of
younger sister of
Younger than Dionne Warwick by 4 years.
first cousin of
daughter of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, You're No Good. Changed last name in the 1960s.

Mr. Blackwell

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Sylvan Selzer
Also Known As:
Richard Blackwell
Dick Ellis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for his "Worst Dressed" lists. Broadway play Dead End as a child. Book From Rags to Bitches Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 11 January 1997.

Gene Hickerson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gene Hickerson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, tackle in college. Teams University of Mississippi, Cleveland Browns. Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1979. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1988. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2007. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

Estelle Reiner

Real/Birth Name:
Estelle Lebost
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Carl Reiner, until she died.
Older than Carl Reiner by 7 years.
mother of
step-grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie When Harry Met Sally... in which she said, "I?ll have what she?s having.."

Tony Hillerman

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Grove Hillerman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Served in World War II. Taught journalism. Wrote mystery novels about Navajo Tribal Police. Book and movie Skinwalkers. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1997.

Studs Terkel

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Terkel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books Giants of Jazz, Working, The Good War winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 2009. Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2001. National Humanities Medal 1997.

Jimmy Carl Black

Real/Birth Name:
James Inkanish Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drums and trumpet. Member of group The Mothers of Invention. Cheyenne Indian ancestry. Legally changed name in 1958. Movie 200 Motels

Yma Sumac

Real/Birth Name:
Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo
Also Known As:
Imma Sumack
Ymma Sumack
Ima Sumack
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Peruvian singer with a four- to five-octave voice range. Movie The Secret of the Inca. Became a US citizen in 1955. Name is derived from "how pretty" in the Inca's Quechua language, and is pronounced "ee-mah soo-mack." Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6445 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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Michael Crichton

Real/Birth Name:
John Michael Crichton
Also Known As:
Jeffery Hudson
John Lange
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books made into movies: Congo, Jurassic Park, Sphere, The Andromeda Strain. Created TV series ER. Movie Twister as screenwriter. Last name pronounced "CRY-tun."

Jody Reynolds

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Joseph Reynolds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 26 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Endless Sleep Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 8 December 1999.

Miriam Makeba

Real/Birth Name:
Miriam Zenzi Makeba
Also Known As:
Mama Africa
Mama Makeba
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Hugh Masekela by 7 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Stokeley Carmichael by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Pata Pata, The Click Song, sung in African languages. Albums Homeland, Keep Me in Mind. Active in anti-apartheid causes.

Preacher Roe

Real/Birth Name:
Elwin Charles Roe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher teams Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates. Admitted use of the spitball. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

Mitch Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
John Mitchell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

English drummer - member of group Jimi Hendrix Experience. Albums Are You Experienced?, Electric Ladyland, Axis: Bold as Love. Songs Fire, Manic Depression. Found dead in a hotel room after a tour performance. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Pete Newell

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Francis Newell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Loyola Marymount University. Teams, as coach University of San Francisco, Michigan State University, University of California. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Breitbard Hall of Fame 2008. FIBA Hall of Fame 2009. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2002. Henry Iba Award 1960.

Bob Jeter

Real/Birth Name:
Robert DeLafayette Jeter Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback, halfback. Teams University of Iowa, BC Lions, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1985. Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2011. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1994.

MC Breed

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Breed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
36 or 37
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Funkafied. Group Da Flint Crew (DFC). Local to Flint, Michigan. Song Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'. Sentenced to jail for not paying child support. Died of kidney failure.

Odetta

Real/Birth Name:
Odetta Holmes
Also Known As:
Odetta Felious
Odetta Gordon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues, Gonna Let It Shine. Movies The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Sanctuary. National Medal of the Arts & Humanities awarded 1999. National Medal of Arts 1999.

Party Arty

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Sheridan
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Groups Ghetto Dwellas, Diggin' In The Crates (D.I.T.C..)

Beverly Garland

Real/Birth Name:
Beverly Lucy Fessenden
Also Known As:
Beverly Campbell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Acted as mother of a leading character in TV series Remington Steele, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. TV series 7th Heaven, Port Charles. Movies The Alligator People, Gunslinger, It Conquered the World, Naked Paradise. Owner of the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in Hollywood. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 26 January 1983.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Nina Foch

Real/Birth Name:
Nina Consuelo Maud Fock
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Executive Suite, The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, Rich and Famous, Sliver. Broadway plays Tonight at 8:30, A Second String, Twelfth Night, King Lear Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Prosky

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Porzuczek
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Christine, The Heist, Thief, The Natural, Broadcast News. TV series Hill Street Blues. Broadway play A Walk in the Woods with a Tony nomination.

Yuri Glazkov

Real/Birth Name:
Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: Soyuz 24

Dakota Culkin

Real/Birth Name:
Dakota Culkin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

niece of
older sister of
Older than Christian Culkin by 8 years.
older sister of
Older than Kieran Culkin by 4 years.
daughter of
older sister of
Older than Macaulay Culkin by 2 years.
older sister of
Older than Quinn Culkin by 6 years.
older sister of
Older than Rory Culkin by 11 years.
sister of
Younger than Shane Culkin by 1 or 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Art department (art production assistant) at movie studio. Died from injuries - hit by a car as a pedestrian.

AveReal

Real/Birth Name:
Averill LeMon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
29 or 30

Brief Facts:

Local rapper, group 51/7 in Lansing, Michigan. Found shot dead in apparent burglary of his home.

Bettie Page

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Mae Page
Also Known As:
Betty Page
Nickname(s):
Miss Pinup Girl of the World
The Queen of Curves
The Dark Angel
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pin-up model. Playboy Playmate of the month, January 1955. Missionary. Worked for Billy Graham. Burlesque Hall of Fame.

Van Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Van Dell Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Movies 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Caine Mutiny, The Bride Goes Wild, Too Young to Kiss, Go for Broke, Command Decision, Thrill of a Romance, Brigadoon, State of the Union, Madame Curie Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sam Bottoms

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel John Bottoms
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ben Bottoms by 5 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Bottoms by 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Tim Bottoms by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Apocalypse Now, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Shopgirl, Seabiscuit, The Last Picture Show

Sammy Baugh

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Adrian Baugh
Nickname(s):
Slingin' Sammy
Gender:
Male
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:

Quarterback, defensive back and punter. Teams Texas Christian University, Washington Redskins. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 1999. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 2010. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2008. NFL Player of the Year 1947. NFL Player of the Year 1948. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Majel Barrett

Real/Birth Name:
Majel Leigh Hudec
Also Known As:
Majel Barrett Roddenberry
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry
Nickname(s):
The First Lady Of Star Trek
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gene Roddenberry, until his earlier death.
Younger than Gene Roddenberry by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Appeared in many Star Trek episodes.

Mark Felt

Real/Birth Name:
William Mark Felt
Also Known As:
Deep Throat
W. Mark Felt
William Mark Felt Sr.
Nickname(s):
Deep Throat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former deputy director of the FBI. Revealed as the informer Known as "Deep Throat" during the Watergate scandal. Pardoned by Reagan for civil rights violation involving surveilance.

Mark Everett

Real/Birth Name:
Manuel Benitez
Also Known As:
Mike Evers
Manuel Velasco
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former child actor in movies Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Stand and Deliver. Subject on TV show America's Most Wanted. Wanted for the bludgeoning murder of his girlfriend in 2004. He was shot and killed by police officers responding to a hostage situation in which his son was injured.

Eartha Kitt

Real/Birth Name:
Eartha Mae Kitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 23 days before her 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs C'Est Si Bon, Santa Baby. Movies Fatal Instinct, Holes Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6656 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bernie Hamilton

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Hamilton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Starsky and Hutch. Record producer. Movies The Young One, The Devil at 4 O'Clock, Synanon, The Swimmer, Walk the Walk, The Organization

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
Birth Place:

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?
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