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People Who Died in the Year 2011 (108 found): Names Only

Mississippi Slim

Real/Birth Name:
Carbel Lee Ausborn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
88 or 89
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Station WELO in Tupelo, Mississippi during the later 1940s. Hillbilly singer. See also Mississippi Slim (blues)

Anne Francis

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Lloyd Francis
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Satan Bug, Forbidden Planet, The Rocket Man, Blackboard Jungle, Don't Go Near the Water, Funny Girl. TV series Honey West, Dallas Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1611 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Pete Postlethwaite

Real/Birth Name:
Peter William Postlethwaite
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Last of the Mohicans, Dark Water, Inception, Clash of the Titans (2010), The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Æon Flux, The Constant Gardener

John Dye

Real/Birth Name:
John Carroll Dye
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 21 days before his 48th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Touched by an Angel, Tour of Duty. Movies Best of the Best, Modern Girls. Television movie Once Upon a Christmas

Margaret Whiting

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Eleanor Whiting
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jack Wrangler, until his earlier death.
Older than Jack Wrangler by 21 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Lou Busch by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Baby, It's Cold Outside, That Old Black Magic, Moonlight in Vermont. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

David Nelson

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

Relationships:

uncle of
son of
ex-husband of
Younger than June Blair by less than 1 year.
uncle of
son of
older brother of
Older than Ricky Nelson by 3 years.
uncle of
by adoption father of
uncle of
husband of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Peyton Place, The Big Circus, Day of the Outlaw. Radio and TV show The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 9 May 1996.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Susannah York

Real/Birth Name:
Susannah Yolande Fletcher
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 6 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Images, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, A Man for All Seasons, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Tom Jones, Superman in role of Lara, the mother of Kal-El (Superman's real name.) Children's books In Search of Unicorns, Lark's Castle

Sargent Shriver

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Sargent Shriver Jr.
Also Known As:
R. Sargent Shriver
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, until her earlier death.
Older than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 5 years.
uncle of
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Ambassador to France. Director of the Peace Corps. Candidate for vice president with George McGovern in 1972. Opposed entry by the USA into World War II, later changed his mind. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994.

Jack LaLanne

Real/Birth Name:
Jack François Henri LaLanne
Also Known As:
Jack La Lanne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ran fitness centers. Host of TV show The Jack LaLanne Show which showed excercises and discussed health, with his wife Elaine. Known for feats of strength even in old age. California Hall of Fame 2008. National Fitness Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 26 June 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Maria Schneider

Real/Birth Name:
Maria Christine Gélin
Also Known As:
Maria Christine Schneider
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Last Tango in Paris, The Passenger

Tura Satana

Real/Birth Name:
Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.. Movies Irma la Douce, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Ludlow Porch

Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Crawford Hanson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-brother of
Older than Lewis Grizzard by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Books The Fat White Guy's Cookbook, Who Cares About Apathy?, We're All in This Alone. Host of humorous commentary on Atlanta stations WSB, WRNG. Georgia Radio Hall of Fame 2007.

Len Lesser

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard King Lesser
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Papillon, The Outlaw Josie Wales, Kelly's Heroes, Sorority Girls and the Creature from Hell. TV series Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond

Buddy Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
John Kelly Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman, right field. Team Washington Senators. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Ollie Matson

Real/Birth Name:
Ollie Genoa Matson II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Chicago Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1983. College Football Hall of Fame 1976. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2002.

Duke Snider

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Donald Snider
Nickname(s):
The Silver Fox
The Duke of Flatbush
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Brooklyn Dodgers. Center field. Eight-time All-Star. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1980.

Eddie Kirkland

Real/Birth Name:
Eddie Kirkland
Also Known As:
Eddie Kirk
Nickname(s):
Gypsy of the Blues
Road Warrier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Raised in Alabama. Guitar and harmonica. Known for a thumb picking style. Died after an automobile crash with a bus.

Jane Russell

Real/Birth Name:
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Bob Waterfield by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Paleface, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Outlaw. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Johnny Preston

Real/Birth Name:
John Preston Courville
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:

Song Running Bear which was popular in 1960. Song Cradle of Love

Mike Starr

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Christopher Starr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 27 days before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Original bassist in grunge band Alice in Chains. Albums Facelift, Dirt. Friend of Layne Staley who also died of an overdose.

Smiley Culture

Real/Birth Name:
David Victor Emmanuel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Police Officer. Stabbed himself to death during a police raid.

Ferlin Husky

Real/Birth Name:
Ferlin Eugene Husky
Also Known As:
Terry Preston
Simon Crum
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:

Grand Ole Opry. Country singer/guitarist. Songs Wings of a Dove, Dove, A Dear John Letter. Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Pinetop Perkins

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Willie Perkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Album After Hours. Blues Hall of Fame 2003. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Elizabeth Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Also Known As:
Dame Elizabeth Taylor
Nickname(s):
Liz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Conrad Hilton Jr. by 5 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Eddie Fisher by 3 years.
ex-wife of
ex-wife of
Older than Larry Fortensky by 19 years.
wife of
Michael Todd, until his earlier death.
Older than Michael Todd by 24 years.
ex-wife of
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Richard Burton by 6 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies National Velvet, Cleopatra, BUtterfield 8, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Raintree County, Suddenly, Last Summer, Giant, Elephant Walk. Broadway play Little Foxes. Dual USA and British citizenship. AIDS activist. Named Dame New Year Honours of 1999. California Hall of Fame 2007. Kennedy Center Honors 2002. French Legion of Honor. London Avenue of Stars. Presidential Citizens Medal 2001. Cecil B DeMille Award 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6336 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 435 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 21 January 1994.

Geraldine Ferraro

Real/Birth Name:
Geraldine Anne Ferraro
Also Known As:
Geraldine Zaccaro
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 9th district January 3, 1979 to January 3, 1985. Candidate for Vice President 1984 with Walter Mondale. . United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Commentator on CNN's TV program Crossfire. National Women's Hall of Fame 1994.

Farley Granger

Real/Birth Name:
Farley Earle Granger Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series As the World Turns. Movies Rope, Strangers on a Train Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1551 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mel McDaniel

Real/Birth Name:
Mel McDaniel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2006.

Sidney Lumet

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Lumet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Gail Jones by 13 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Gloria Vanderbilt by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, The Verdict, Serpico, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Wiz, Murder on the Orient Express

Angela Scoular

Real/Birth Name:
Angela Margaret Scoular
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Bond Girl Ruby Bartlett in movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Movie Casino Royale (1967)

Grete Waitz

Real/Birth Name:
Grete Andersen
Gender:
Female
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:

Marathon runner and world record holder. Won 9 New York City Marathons between 1978 and 1988, more than any other runner in history. Olympic silver medalist in 1964. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1995. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2000.

Joe Perry (football)

Real/Birth Name:
Fletcher Joseph Perry
Nickname(s):
The Jet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Colts. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969. 49ers Hall of Fame 2009.

Jim Mandich

Real/Birth Name:
James Michael Mandich
Nickname(s):
Mad Dog
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tight end. Teams University of Michigan, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers. College Football Hall of Fame 2004. Miami Dolphin Honor Roll 2011. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1994.

Phoebe Snow

Real/Birth Name:
Phoebe Ann Laub
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Singer and guitarist. Song Poetry Man

Osama bin Laden

Real/Birth Name:
Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden
Also Known As:
Usama
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder and leader of the al Qaeda organization.

Jackie Cooper

Real/Birth Name:
John Cooper Jr.
Also Known As:
Alan Smithee
Leonard
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:

Played role of "Daily Planet" editor Perry White in the movie Superman (and 3 sequels) with Christopher Reeve. Was in the "Our Gang" series of shorts. Youngest child actor nominated for Oscar. Directed episodes of TV series M*A*S*H Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1507 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sada Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Sada Carolyn Thompson
Gender:
Female
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:

TV series Family. Movie Pollock. Tony Award for play Twigs. Theater Hall of Fame.

Dana Wynter

Real/Birth Name:
Dagmar Winter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 34 days before her 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Sink the Bismarck, Airport

Seve Ballesteros

Real/Birth Name:
Severiano Ballesteros Sota
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Spanish golfer and golf course designer. Won the British Open Championship 3 times and The Masters twice. Total of 50 wins. Died of brain cancer. World Golf Hall of Fame 1999.

Norma Zimmer

Real/Birth Name:
Norma Larsen
Also Known As:
Champagne Lady
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Groups The Girlfriends, Norman Luboff Choir. TV show The Lawrence Welk Show in role as Champagne Lady

Bob Flanigan

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Flanigan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Member of the close harmony group The Four Freshmen, Songs Their Hearts Were Full of Spring, It Could Happen to You, Route 66, Day by Day, The Day Isn't Long Enough, How Can I Tell Her The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Four Freshmen.

M-Bone

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

Brief Facts:

Member of group Cali Swag District. Song Teach Me How to Dougie. Killed in a drive-by shooting in his hometown, Inglewood, California.

Harmon Killebrew

Real/Birth Name:
Harmon Clayton Killebrew
Nickname(s):
Killer
Hammerin' Harmon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base, third base, left field. Teams Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1984. Twins Hall of Fame 2000. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1971. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Echo Valley

Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Gillig
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 8 days before her 57th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Busted!. Died when her car was rear-ended by a pickup truck and she was ejected.

Joe Steffy

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Benton Steffy Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, defensive center. Teams University of Tennessee, US Military Academy. College Football Hall of Fame 1987. Outland Trophy 1947. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Jeff Conaway

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Grease, Pete's Dragon. TV shows Taxi, Babylon 5

Andy Robustelli

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Richard Robustelli
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:

Defensive end. Teams Arnold College, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants. Bert Bell Award 1962. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1988.

Jack Kevorkian

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Kevorkian
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pathologist who supported right-to-die efforts. Convicted of second-degree homicide. A pathologist. Painted with oil. Composed music.

James Arness

Real/Birth Name:
James King Aurness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Peter Graves by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Gunsmoke. Movies The Thing from Another World, Them!, Island in the Sky. Hall of Great Western Performers 1981. Dodge City Trail of Fame. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2006. Kansas Hall of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

John Henry Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back, fullback. Teams Calgary Stampeders, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Oilers. 49ers Hall of Fame 2009. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987. Sun Devil Sports Hall of Fame 1976. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017.

Legacy

Real/Birth Name:
Kamau Keita
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Trenton, NJ aspiring rapper, stomped badly May 28, died days later. Age 26.

Carl Gardner

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Edward Gardner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Frontman and a founder of group The Coasters. Songs Yakety-Yak, Charlie Brown, Poison Ivy, Searchin', Young Blood. Group The Robins. Song Smokey Joe's Cafe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of The Coasters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Coasters.

Ryan Dunn

Real/Birth Name:
Ryan Matthew Dunn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Haggard, Street Dreams. TV series Viva La Bam, Jackass. Killed in a late night high speed auto accident after drinking.

Peter Falk

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Michael Falk
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:

TV series Columbo. Movies Murder, Inc., Pocketful of Miracles, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Robin and the Seven Hoods, The Great Race, The Cheap Detective, The Brinks Job, The In-Laws, The Princess Bride. Tony Award for play The Prisoner of Second Avenue Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6654 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 25 July 2013.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Shelby Grant

Real/Birth Name:
Brenda Thompson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Chad Everett, until she died.
Younger than Chad Everett by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series Medical Center. Movies Fantastic Voyage, Our Man Flint

Elaine Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
Elsy Steinberg
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Brigadoon, The Bad and the Beautiful, Night Passage, The Adventures of Hajji Baba. TV shows (game shows) Gambit, High Rollers

Betty Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Anne Bloomer
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Bloomer Warren
Nickname(s):
Betty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gerald Ford, until his earlier death.
Younger than Gerald Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Became First Lady when her husband took office on Nixon's resignation. Encouraged breast cancer exams and championed alcohol and drug rehabilitation. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991. Congressional Gold Medal 1998. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1987. National Women's Hall of Fame.

Kenny Baker (fiddler)

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Clayton Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fiddler. Member of Bluegrass Boys. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1999.

Roberts Blossom

Real/Birth Name:
Roberts Scott Blossom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Character actor. Movies Home Alone, Deranged, Slaughterhouse 5, Escape from Alcatraz, Doc Hollywood, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Christne

Sherwood Schwartz

Real/Birth Name:
Sherwood Charles Schwartz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Created TV series Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch. Co-wrote theme songs for them and other programs. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2009. Television Hall of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 7 March 2008.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Billy Carroll Wooldridge

Real/Birth Name:
William Carroll Wooldridge
Also Known As:
Billy Wooldridge
Nickname(s):
BC
Billy Carroll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 23 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Died 2 days after a heart attack and injuries in a crash just as he completed a race at an event named for his uncle.

Linda Christian

Real/Birth Name:
Blanca Rosa Welter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Ariadna Welter by 6 years.
mother of
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Tyrone Power by 9 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Slaves of Babylon, The Devil's Hand Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 193 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 28 December 2001.

Amy Winehouse

Real/Birth Name:
Amy Jade Winehouse
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

English pop/jazz singer and guitarist. Song and album Rehab. Albums Frank, Back to Black. Troubled lifestyle. Death ruled due to accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after a period of abstinence.

Dan Peek

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Milton Peek
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band AMERICA. Songs Lonely People, Today's the Day Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of AMERICA.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of AMERICA.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: AMERICA for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 February 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: AMERICA for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 February 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jeret Peterson

Real/Birth Name:
Jeret Peterson
Nickname(s):
Speedy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Free-style aerial skiing. Won silver at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Suicide by gunshot in a remote canyon.

Annette Charles

Real/Birth Name:
Annette Cardona
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Grease

Bubba Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Aaron Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

6' 7" defensive end. Teams University of Michigan, Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers. Movies Stroker Ace, Silence of the Hams, Police Academy and its next five sequels. Miller Lite commercials. College Football Hall of Fame 1988. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1988. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. UPI Lineman of the Year 1966.

Francesco Quinn

Real/Birth Name:
Francesco Daniele Quinn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
older brother of
Older than Danny Quinn by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Platoon, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Placebo Effect. TV series 24, The Young and the Restless. Heart attack.

Billy Grammer

Real/Birth Name:
Billie Wayne Grammer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 18 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Gotta Travel On. Grand Ole Opry. Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame 1990.

Jani Lane

Real/Birth Name:
John Kennedy Oswald
Also Known As:
John Patrick Oswald
Mitch Dynamite
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Bobbie Brown by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Changed middle name. Lead singer and drummer for glam metal band Warrant. Songs Heaven, Down Boys, Cherry Pie. Died of alcohol poisoning, excess ethanol.

Pete Pihos

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Louis Pihos
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, fullback. Teams Indiana University, Philadelphia Eagles. College Football Hall of Fame 1966. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970. Indiana Football Hall of Fame 1978. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Ross Barbour

Real/Birth Name:
Ross Edwin Barbour
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Don Barbour by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Original member of group The Four Freshmen. Songs Mood Indigo, Day by Day, Graduation Day, It's a Blue World The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Four Freshmen.

Jerry Leiber

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Leiber
Gender:
Male
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:

Wrote the words to songs Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Young Blood, Searchin', Yakety Yak, On Broadway, There Goes My Baby, Charlie Brown, Along Came Jones, Poison Ivy. Duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1985. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 November 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 November 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Honeyboy Edwards

Real/Birth Name:
David Edwards
Also Known As:
David "Honeyboy" Edwards
Mr. Honey
Nickname(s):
Honeyboy
Honey Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Wind Howlin' Blues, The Army Blues, Long Tall Woman Blues, Gamblin Man, Just Like Jesse James. Received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award on January 31, 2010. Blues Hall of Fame 1996. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Lee Roy Selmon

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Roy Selmon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Dewey Selmon by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Defensive lineman. Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor 2009. College Football Hall of Fame 1988. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1983. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Outland Trophy 1975. Rotary Lombardi Award 1975. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2009. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1994. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1975. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1979. UPI Lineman of the Year 1975. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 1996.

Cliff Robertson

Real/Birth Name:
Clifford Parker Robertson III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dina Merrill by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Malone, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, PT 109, Picnic, Gidget, Three Days of the Condor, Days of Wine and Roses, The Hustler, Midway, The Naked and the Dead, Charly for which he won an Oscar. TV series Falcon Crest. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2006. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 December 1986.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jack Garner

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Edward Bumgarner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 6 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than James Garner by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series The Rockford Files, Bret Maverick. Golf pro at golf courses. Pitcher, minor league baseball for the team Pittsburgh Pirates

Frances Bay

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

Brief Facts:

Movies Arachnophobia, Happy Gilmore, In the Mouth of Madness, Blue Velvet. TV series Twin Peaks. Canada's Walk of Fame 2008.

Dolores Hope

Real/Birth Name:
Dolores DeFina
Also Known As:
Dolores Reade
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Bob Hope, until his earlier death.
Younger than Bob Hope by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Albums Dolores Hope: Now and Then, Hopes for the Holidays. Bronx Walk of Fame 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 1 May 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 28 January 1997.

Vesta Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Vesta Williams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Congratulations, Don't Blow a Good Thing, Once Bitten Twice Shy, Sweet, Sweet Love. TV series Sister, Sister

Sylvia Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvia Vanderpool
Also Known As:
Sylvia
Gender:
Female
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:

Founder/CEO of the hip hop record label Sugar Hill Records. Released song Rappers Delight. In song Love is Strange by group Mickey & Sylvia. Song Pillow Talk

Charles Napier

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Lewis Napier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Philadelphia, Rambo: First Blood Part II, The Silence of the Lambs, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, The Blues Brothers

Steve Jobs

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Paul Jobs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted. Last name pronounced like the plural word "jobs." With Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer. Former CEO of Next Computer and Pixar Animation Studios. California Hall of Fame 2007. National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1985. Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011.

Al Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner and general manager of teams Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raidersfrom 1972 to 2011. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2010. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2014. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992.

Roger Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Weertz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Songs Autumn Leaves, Near You, Till, The Impossible Dream, Yellow Bird, Maria. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1533 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Taz DiGregorio

Real/Birth Name:
William Joel DiGregorio
Also Known As:
Joel "Taz" DiGregorio
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist. Band The Charlie Daniels Band over 40 years. Co-composer of song The Devil Went Down in Georgia. Died in a single-car crash.

Betty Driver

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Mary Driver
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series (British "soap") Coronation Street for more than 2,800 episodes. Appointed MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List of 2000.

Dan Wheldon

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Clive Wheldon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of Indianapolis 500 race, 2005 and 2011. Died in a massive car crash pileup at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Pete Rugolo

Real/Birth Name:
Pietro Rugolo
Peter Rugolo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Arranger for Stan Kenton and composer of movie and TV scores.

Tommy Doss

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Thomas Doss
Nickname(s):
Spike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Andy Rooney

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Aitken Rooney
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:

Funny commentator on CBS news TV program 60 Minutes. Book Years of Minutes

Margaret Field

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Morlan
Also Known As:
Maggie Mahoney
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Jock Mahoney by 3 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Story of Will Rogers, The Man from Planet X

Andrea True

Real/Birth Name:
Andrea Marie Truden
Also Known As:
Inger Kissin
Andrea Travis
Catherine Warren
Singh Low
Singe Low
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adult film actress. Movie Deep Throat Part II. Disco songs More, More, Moe, White Witch

Joe Frazier

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph William Frazier
Nickname(s):
Smokin' Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964 and undisputed heavyweight boxing champion. Defeated Muhammad Ali on points in the highly-anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971. Lost to George Foreman. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1989. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

Bil Keane

Real/Birth Name:
William Aloysius Keane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cartoon strip The Family Circus

Heavy D

Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Arrington Myers
Also Known As:
Dwight 'Heavy D' Myers
Heavy-D
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Cider House Rules, Big Trouble. TV show The Tracy Morgan Show. Group Heavy D and the Boyz. Album Big Tyme

Karl Slover

Real/Birth Name:
Karl Kosiczky
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:

Height 4' 5". Movie The Wizard of Oz as a member of The Munchkins, the lead trumpeter in the band, a singer, and one of the townspeople. 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.

Lee Pockriss

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Julian Pockriss
Gender:
Male
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:

Composer (or co-) of songs Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Catch a Falling Star, Johnny Angel. Broadway musical Tovarich

Walt Hazzard

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Raphael Hazzard Jr,
Also Known As:
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College days and later coach at team UCLA. Pro teams Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle SuperSonics, Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, Golden State Warriors. Converted to Islam but used his birth name professionally. Olympic Gold Medal 1964. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2004. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2015.

Larry Munson

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Harry Munson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called University of Georgia games. Hosted talk shows. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. NSMA Hall of Fame 2009.

Anne McCaffrey

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Inez McCaffrey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction and fantasy novels. Known especially for her series Dragonriders of Pern. Books The White Dragon, The Ship Who Sang, Dinosaur Planets, Decision at Doona and many more, some with other co-writers. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2006.

Alan Sues

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Grigsby Sues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Movies Snowballing, Oh Heavenly Dog. Broadway play Tea and Sympathy

Bill McKinney

Real/Birth Name:
William McKinney
Also Known As:
William McKinney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Deliverance, The Outlaw Josie Wales, The Green Mile, First Blood, Back to the Future Part III. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Sócrates

Real/Birth Name:
Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira
Also Known As:
Socrates
Dr. Socrates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian doctor, team Corinthians. South American Footballer of the Year in 1983.

Harry Morgan

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Bratsburg
Also Known As:
Henry Morgan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series M*A*S*H, Dragnet. Movies Support Your Local Sheriff!, The Ox-Bow Incident, Wing and a Prayer, High Noon, Strategic Air Command, How the West Was Won, Inherit the Wind. Hall of Great Western Performers 2006.

Slim Dunkin

Real/Birth Name:
Mario Hamilton
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Member of Brick Squad Monopoly. Murdered at a recording studio in Atlanta, age 24.

Skip Rowland

Real/Birth Name:
Gene Rowland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long Beach Wilson Athletics Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1996. Long Beach Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jody Rainwater

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Johnson
Also Known As:
Little Jody Rainwater
Little Jody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
91 or 92
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

String bass with the group Foggy Mountain Boys. Radio DJ.

Kaye Stevens

Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Louise Stevens
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Days of Our Lives
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