People, Died on August 12 (13 found)

Lauren Bacall
actor, model, writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Joan Perske
Nickname(s):
Betty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 35 days before her 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Humphrey Bogart, until his earlier death.
Younger than Humphrey Bogart by 24 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Jason Robards by 2 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, Key Largo, The Shootist, The Mirror Has Two Faces. Book By Myself and Then Some

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 135 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, ceremony date: 10 January 1997

Merv Griffin
singer, business, tv, actor, producer, director, writer, composer, bandleader, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr.
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:

Song I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts. Created TV game shows Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune. Composed a theme for Jeopardy. Host of his TV talk show The Merv Griffin Show

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 15 October 1998

Enos Slaughter
baseball

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

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Loretta Young
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Gretchen Michaela Young
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:

Relationships:

half-sister of
Older than Georgiana Young by 10 years.
annulled ex-wife of
Younger than Grant Withers by 7 years.
mother of
younger sister of
Younger than Polly Ann Young by 4 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Sally Blane by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1929). TV show The New Loretta Young Show. Movie The Farmer's Daughter. Married Grant Withers at age 17; marriage was annulled.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6135 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 121 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 19 May 2011

John Cage
composer

Real/Birth Name:
John Milton Cage Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 24 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Avant-garde composer. Longtime partner of choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham

Ethyl Eichelberger
actor, stunts, writer, female impersonator, Broadway, singer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
James Roy Eichelberger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fire eating, splits, gymnastics. Wrote plays. Broadway play 3 Penny Opera. Suicide when AIDS medications could not be tolerated.

Dorothy Mackaill
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Mackaill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924), Movies The Face at the Window, The Man Who Came Back, Love Affair. TV series Hawaii Five-O. Naturalized citizen of the US.

Sally Long
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Sally Long
Gender:
Female
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:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). Movies The Fighting Buckaroo, King of the Jungle, a serial with Elmo Lincoln

Henry Fonda
actor, producer, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Jaynes Fonda
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Frances Ford Seymour by 2 years.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Margaret Sullavan by 4 years.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Susan Blanchard (socialite) by 22 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies On Golden Pond, 12 Angry Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Cheyenne Social Club, How the West Was Won, The Return of Frank James, The Longest Day, The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Rogers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ian Fleming
writer, military, spy

Real/Birth Name:
Ian Lancaster Fleming
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Naval intelligence officer in World War II who wrote espionage novels made into movies Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. These all had the central character/role James Bond. Others added later written or co-written by others. Children's book Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car, movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chalky Wright
boxing, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died after a fall in the bathtub. World featherweight champion. Served as a chauffeur and bodyguard for actress Mae West

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joseph Kennedy Jr.
aviator, air crash, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 16 years.
older brother of
Older than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 12 years.
older brother of
Older than John Kennedy by 1 year.
uncle of
great uncle of
son of
uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 8 years.
great uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 10 years.
son of
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Rosemary Kennedy by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Bomber pilot during World War II. Killed when his plane exploded in flight - it had a load of explosives and was planned to be crashed as a bomb.

Anna Held
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Helene Anna Held
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth date uncertain. Common-law "wife" of Ziegfeld - helped him start revue Ziegfeld Follies
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