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People, Died on August 15 (12 found)

Julian Bond

Real/Birth Name:
Horace Julian Bond
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Active in and co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Georgia House of Representatives and Senate. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.

Licia Albanese

Real/Birth Name:
Felicia Albanese
Also Known As:
Licia Albanese Gimma
Gender:
Female
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105, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Soprano. Known especially for her performances of Verdi and Puccini at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Opera Madama Butterfly. She became a citizen of the United States in 1945. National Medal of Arts 1995. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6671 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

August Schellenberg

Real/Birth Name:
August Werner Schellenberg
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Male
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Age at Death:
77, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Movies The New World, Free Willy, Eight Below, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Crazy Horse. Swiss-German and Mohawk) ancestry. Role of Sitting Bull in three productions.

Harry Harrison

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Also Known As:
Harry Max Harrison
Leslie Charteris
Wade Kaempfert
Philip St. John
Felix Boyd
Hank Dempsey
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Male
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Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Science fiction author. Did not know his birth name until age 30, at which point he changed his name to Harry Max Harrison in court. Book Make Room! Make Room! the basis for movie Soylent Green. Books Deathworld, The Stainless Steel Rat, Wheelworld. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2004.

Max Roach

Real/Birth Name:
Maxwell Lemuel Roach
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Jazz drummer, known for defining the style of drumming in jazz. Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. International Percussive Art Society's Hall of Fame. Grammy Hall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1991. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.

Kyle Rote

Real/Birth Name:
William Kyle Rote
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Halfback, wide receiver. Teams Southern Methodist University, New York Giants. College Football Hall of Fame 1964. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2003. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1969. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Lew DeWitt

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Calvin DeWitt
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Tenor. Gospel group The Statler Brothers.Song Flowers on the Wall Country Music Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Statler Brothers.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Statler Brothers.

Pappy Waldorf

Real/Birth Name:
Lynn Osbert Waldorf
Nickname(s):
Pappy
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Tackle. Head Coach. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1987. Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1987. As a coach, College Football Hall of Fame 1966. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1970.

Paul Lukas

Real/Birth Name:
Pál Lukács
Also Known As:
Lukács Pál
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Hungarian. Academy Award for movie Watch on the Rhine (1943) Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Blind Willie McTell

Real/Birth Name:
William Samuel McTell
Also Known As:
Blind Sammie
Georgia Bill
Red Hot Willie Glaze
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Blind. 12 string guitar. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Will Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
William Penn Adair Rogers
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Silent films, then talkies. Movie Life Begins at Forty. Texas Jack's wild west show. Philosopher. Known for funny one-liners. Mayor of Beverly Hills. Died in a plane crash in Alaska with Wiley Post. Theater Hall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 1997. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1932. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6401 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Wiley Post

Real/Birth Name:
Wiley Hardeman Post
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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First to fly solo around the world. Died in a plane crash in Alaska. He was pilot. Passenger was Will Rogers. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1969. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2004.
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