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People, Died on September 8 (10 found)

Don Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Ray Williams
Nickname(s):
The Gentle Giant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Songs I'm Just a Country Boy, Good Ole Boys Like Me, Tulsa Time, I Believe in You, Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good. Grand Ole Opry. Country Music Hall of Fame 2010.

The Lady Chablis

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Edward Knox
Also Known As:
Brenda Dale Knox
Nickname(s):
The Doll
Chablis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Autobiography book Hiding My Candy: The Autobiography of the Grand Empress of Savannah. Had not had gender reassignment surgery. Activist for diabetes.

Troy Gentry

Real/Birth Name:
Troy Lee Gentry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Duo Montgomery Gentry. Album Back When I Knew It All. Songs Something to Be Proud Of, My Town, Lucky Man. Died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey. Grand Ole Opry as a member of Montgomery Gentry.

Cal Worthington

Real/Birth Name:
Calvin Coolidge Worthington
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Brief Facts:

Famed for his amusing TV commercials for his auto dealerships in Los Angeles and other western locations.

Army Archerd

Real/Birth Name:
Armand Archerd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Brief Facts:

A columnist for Variety for over fifty years before retiring his column Just for Variety. Bronx Walk of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 June 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Cowboy

Real/Birth Name:
Keith Wiggins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Song White Lines. Died from effects of his crack drug addiction. He created the term "Hip Hop" while teasing a friend who had just joined the US Army, by scat singing the words "hip/hop/hip/hop" mimicking the rhythmic cadence of marching soldiers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Oleg Kononenko

Real/Birth Name:
Oleg Grigoriyevich Kononenko
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: Soyuz TMA-12, Soyuz TMA-03M

Zero Mostel

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Joel Mostel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Won a Tony Award for musical Fiddler on the Roof. Movie The Producers. Theater Hall of Fame.

Bud Collyer

Real/Birth Name:
Clayton Johnson Heermance Jr.
Also Known As:
Clayton "Bud" Collyer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than June Collyer by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Played role of Superman on the 1940s radio show The Adventures of Superman. Game show host on TV show To Tell the Truth Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6150 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dorothy Dandridge

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Jean Dandridge
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died by drug overdose (suicide.). National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6719 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 18 January 1983.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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