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People, Died on February 27 (15 found)

Leonard Nimoy

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Simon Nimoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 27 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Star Trek in role of Spock. Movies Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Star Trek, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. TV series Mission: Impossible. Books of poetry and photographs. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 16 January 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Van Cliburn

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Lavan Cliburn Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Classical pianist. Won the first quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War. Kennedy Center Honors 2001. National Medal of Arts 2010. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.

Dale Robertson

Real/Birth Name:
Dayle Lymoine Robertson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Tales of Wells Fargo. Hall of Great Western Performers 1983. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1989. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1979. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6500 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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.

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.

Alan Landers

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Stewart Levine
Nickname(s):
the Winston Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Appeared in Winston cigarette ads as a spokesmodel in the 1960s and 1970s. Died of throat cancer. Active anti-smoking advocate later in life.

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.

Fred Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
Fred McFeely Rogers
Also Known As:
Mister Rogers
Mr. Rogers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 21 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

An ordained minister. Host of the children's TV show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Known for soft voice, song at the beginning and end, and his sweater which was hung in the closet. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2005. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002. Television Hall of Fame 1999. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Spike Milligan

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

Brief Facts:

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

J.T. Walsh

Real/Birth Name:
James Thomas Patrick Walsh
Also Known As:
JT Walsh
J. T. Walsh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Executive Decision, Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Sling Blade, A Few Good Men, Pleasantville, Good Morning, Vietnam, Nixon, Hoffa

Vic Janowicz

Real/Birth Name:
Victor Felix Janowicz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1950, team Ohio State University, as halfback/punter. Team Washington Redskins. Baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates. College Football Hall of Fame 1976. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.

Lillian Gish

Real/Birth Name:
Lillian Diana de Guiche
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Dorothy Gish by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Duel in the Sun. Kennedy Center Honors 1982. Theater Hall of Fame 1982. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1980. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Pat Brady

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Patrick Aloysius O'Brady
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for group Sons of the Pioneers. Sidekick to Roy Rogers in westerns. 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.

Frankie Lymon

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Joseph Lymon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers. Song Why Do Fools Fall in Love. Died of a heroin drug overdose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rajo Jack

Real/Birth Name:
Dewey Gatson
Also Known As:
Jack DeSoto
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Early African-American stock racecar driver. Named for the Rajo cylinder head product he used on his Model T Fords. Used name Jack DeSoto because of racism at the time. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2003. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2007.
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