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People, Died on August 6 (14 found)

Pete Fountain

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Pierre Dewey LaFontaine Jr
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clarinetist. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1997. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2008. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Robert Hughes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Studley Forrest Hughes
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Art critic. Book The Fatal Shore. Officer of the Order of Australia.

Marvin Hamlisch

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer for Broadway plays A Chorus Line, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success. Also movies Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People. Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1976. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Theater Hall of Fame 2008.

Willy DeVille

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Borsay
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 21 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed his name legally in 1974. Song Storybook Love, the theme for movie Princess Bride. Band Mink Deville. He made use of many genres of music, including Cajun.

Jud Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Judson Taylor
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

Rick James

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Ambrose Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Big Jimmy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Funk style music. Songs Super Freak, You and I, Come Get It!, Mary Jane. Group Mynah Birds. Convicted for assault and false imprisonment. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2016.

Jack Brickhouse

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Beasley Brickhouse
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:

Television coverage of games for Chicago teams and more. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1985. Ford C Frick Award 1983. National Radio Hall of Fame 1998. National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1983. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Harry Reasoner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Truman Reasoner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A founder of the TV show 60 Minutes. After retirement, he died from a blood clot in his brain after a fall in his home.

Anatoli Levchenko

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: Soyuz TM-4/3

Kurt Kasznar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kurt Serwicher
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 7 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Casino Royale (1967)

Memphis Minnie

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lizzie Douglas
Also Known As:
Minnie Lawlars
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Kansas Joe McCoy by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Bumble Bee, Me and My Chauffeur Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Cedric Hardwicke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cedric Webster Hardwicke
Also Known As:
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Knighted 1934. Movies Nicholas Nickleby, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Ten Commandments Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6660 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dillwyn Parrish

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Dillwyn Parrish
Nickname(s):
Tim
Timmy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gigi Parrish by 18 years.
husband of
M.F.K. Fisher, until he died.
Older than M.F.K. Fisher by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Illustrated children's books. Married 15 year old Gigi Parrish then later divorced her. Married next-door neighbor M.F.K. Fisher. Suffered pain from health problems, shot himself, commiting suicide.

Bix Beiderbecke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leon Bismark Beiderbecke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornetist, pianist. Songs Georgia on My Mind, Singin' the Blues. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.
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