Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Buddy Hackett died 6 years ago

Buddy Hackett was born on August 31, 1924 as Leonard Hacker in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted in the movie The Love Bug. Mr. Hackett died on June 30, 2003 in Malibu, California.

Chet Atkins died 8 years ago

Chet Atkins was born on June 20, 1924 as Chester Burton Atkins in Luttrell, Tennessee. He was a guitarist. Mr. Atkins died on June 30, 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gale Gordon died 14 years ago

Gale Gordon was born on February 20, 1906 as Charles T. Aldrich, Jr. in New York City, New York. He acted as banker “Theodore J. Mooney” in the TV sitcom The Lucy Show. Mr. Gordon died on June 30, 1995 in Escondido, California.

George “Spanky” McFarland died 16 years ago

George Robert Phillips McFarland was born on October 2, 1928 in Denison, Texas. He acted as "Spanky" in the Our Gang movies. Mr. McFarland died on June 30, 1993 in Grapevine, Texas.

Lillian Hellman died 25 years ago

Lillian Florence Hellman was born on June 20, 1905 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She wrote the play The Little Foxes. Ms. Hellman died on June 30, 1984 in Tisbury, Massachusetts.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Katharine Hepburn died 6 years ago

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut. She acted in the movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Ms. Hepburn died on June 29, 2003 in Fenwick, Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Rosemary Clooney died 7 years ago

Rosemary Clooney was born on May 23, 1928 in Maysville, Kentucky. She sang the songs Mambo Italiano and This Ole House. Ms. Clooney died on June 29, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California.

Horst Jankowski died 11 years ago

Horst Jankowski was born on January 30, 1936 in Berlin, Germany. He was a pianist. Mr. Jankowski died on June 29, 1998 in Bonn, Germany.

William Hickey died 12 years ago

William Edward Hickey was born on September 19, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted as “Carlton Blanchard” in the TV sitcom Wings. Mr. Hickey died on June 29, 1997 in New York City, New York.

Lana Turner died 14 years ago

Lana Turner was born on February 8, 1921 as Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner in Wallace, Idaho. She acted in the movie Madame X and many, many more. Ms. Turner died on June 29, 1995 in Century City, Los Angeles, California.

Bob Crane died 31 years ago

Bob Crane was born on July 13, 1928 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He acted as “Robert E. Hogan” in the TV sitcom Hogan’s Heroes. Mr. Crane died on June 29, 1978 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jayne Mansfield died 42 years ago

Jayne Mansfield was born on April 19, 1933 as Vera Jayne Palmer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She acted in the movie Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Ms. Mansfield died on June 29, 1967 near Slidell, Louisiana.

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle died 76 years ago

Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle was born on March 24, 1887 in Smith Center, Kansas. He was a comic actor. Mr. Arbuckle died on June 29, 1933 in New York City, New York.

Thomas Henry Huxley died 114 years ago

Thomas Henry Huxley was born on May 4, 1825 in Ealing, Middlesex, England. He was known as Darwin’s bulldog. Mr. Huxley died on June 29, 1895 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mortimer Adler died 8 years ago

Mortimer Jerome Adler was born on December 28, 1902 in New York City, New York. He wrote the book How to Read a Book. He co-founded the Great Books of the Western World series. Mr. Adler died on June 28, 2001 in San Mateo, California.

José Iturbi died 29 years ago

José Iturbi was born on November 28, 1895 in Valencia, Spain. He was an actor and pianist. Mr. Iturbi died on June 28, 1980 in Los Angeles, California.

Rod Serling died 34 years ago

Rod Serling was born on December 25, 1924 as Rodman Edward Serling in Syracuse, New York. He created the TV series The Twilight Zone. Mr. Serling died on June 28, 1975 in Rochester, New York.

Frank Sutton died 35 years ago

Frank Spencer Sutton was born on October 23, 1923 in Clarksville, Tennessee. He acted as “Vincent Carter” in the TV sitcom Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Mr. Sutton died on June 28, 1974 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Jack Lemmon died 8 years ago

Jack Lemmon was born on February 8, 1925 as John Uhler Lemmon III in Newton, Massachusetts. He acted in the movies Some Like It Hot and The Odd Couple. Mr. Lemmon died on June 27, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.

Joseph Smith Jr. died 165 years ago

Joseph Smith, Jr. was born on December 23, 1805 in Sharon, Vermont. He founded Mormonism and published the Book of Mormon (which has some criticism)... Mr. Smith died on June 27, 1844 in Carthage, Illinois.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Liz Claiborne died 2 years ago

Liz Claiborne was born on March 31, 1929 as Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne in Brussels, Belgium. In 1976 she created her own fashion company Liz Claiborne Inc. Ms. Claiborne died on June 26, 2007 in New York City, New York.

Max Stirner died 153 years ago

Max Stirner was born on October 25, 1806 as Johann Kaspar Schmidt in Bayreuth, Bavaria. He wrote the book The Ego and Its Own. Mr. Stirner died on June 26, 1856 in Berlin, Germany.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

John Fiedler died 4 years ago

John Donald Fiedler was born on February 3, 1925 in Platteville, Wisconsin. He acted as nervous “Mr. Peterson” in the TV sitcom The Bob Newhart Show. Mr. Fiedler died on June 25, 2005 in Englewood, New Jersey.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau died 12 years ago

Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910 in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France. He was an underwater explorer. Mr. Cousteau died on June 25, 1997 in Paris, France.

Johnny Mercer died 33 years ago

Johnny Mercer was born on November 18, 1909 as John Herndon Mercer in Savannah, Georgia. He wrote the lyrics to the songs Autumn Leaves, Moon River, and many, many more. Mr. Mercer died on June 25, 1976 in Hollywood, California.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Paul Winchell died 4 years ago

Paul Winchell was born on December 21, 1922 in New York City, New York. He was a ventriloquist. He also co-invented an artificial heart. Mr. Winchell died on June 24, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

David Tomlinson died 9 years ago

David Tomlinson was born on May 7, 1917 as David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. He acted as “George Banks” in the movie Mary Poppins, as “Professor Emelius Brown” in the movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and as “Peter Thorndyke” in the movie The Love Bug. Mr. Tomlinson died on June 24, 2000 in Westminster, London, England.

Brian Keith died 12 years ago

Brian Keith was born on November 14, 1921 as Robert Alba Keith in Bayonne, New Jersey. He acted as bachelor “Bill Davis” in the TV sitcom Family Affair. Mr. Keith died on June 24, 1997 in Malibu, California.

Jackie Gleason died 22 years ago

Jackie Gleason was born on February 26, 1916 as Herbert Walton Gleason, Jr. in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted as “Ralph Kramden” in the TV sitcom The Honeymooners. Mr. Gleason died on June 24, 1987 in Lauderhill, Florida.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Aaron Spelling died 3 years ago

Aaron Spelling was born on April 22, 1923 in Dallas, Texas. He produced the TV shows Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty, and Fantasy Island. Mr. Spelling died on June 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

Maureen O’Sullivan died 11 years ago

Maureen Paula O’Sullivan was born on May 17, 1911 in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. She acted in the movie Peggy Sue Got Married. Ms. O’Sullivan died on June 23, 1998 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jonas Salk died 14 years ago

Jonas Salk was born on October 28, 1914 in New York City, New York. He discovered the polio vaccine. Mr. Salk died on June 23, 1995 in La Jolla, California.

Monday, June 22, 2009

George Carlin died 1 year ago

George Carlin was born on May 12, 1937 as George Denis Patrick Carlin in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was a comedian and social commentator. Mr. Carlin died on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.

Fred Astaire died 22 years ago

Fred Astaire was born on May 10, 1899 as Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska. He acted in the movie Finian’s Rainbow. Mr. Astaire died on June 22, 1987 in Los Angeles, California.

Judy Garland died 40 years ago

Judy Garland was born on June 10, 1922 as Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She acted in the movie A Star is Born. Ms. Garland died on June 22, 1969 in Chelsea, London, England.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bob Evans died 2 years ago

Bob Evans was born on May 30, 1918 in Sugar Ridge, Ohio. He was a restauranteur. Mr. Evans died on June 21, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Carroll O’Connor died 8 years ago

Carroll O’Connor was born on August 2, 1924 as John Carroll O’Connor in the Bronx, New York City, New York. He acted as “Archie Bunker” in the TV sitcoms All in the Family and Archie Bunker’s Place. Mr. O’Connor died on June 21, 2001 in Culver City, California.

Bert Kaempfert died 29 years ago

Bert Kaempfert was born on October 16, 1923 as Berthold Heinrich Kampfert in Hamburg, Germany. He wrote the songs Wonderland by Night, Strangers in the Night, and Spanish Eyes (Moon Over Naples). Mr. Kaempfert died on June 21, 1980 in Majorca.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov died 101 years ago

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was born on March 18, 1884 in Tikhvin, Russia. He composed the symphonic suite Scheherazade and the Flight of the Bumblebee. Mr. Rimsky-Korsakov died on June 21, 1908 in Lyubensk, Russia.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Estelle Winwood died 25 years ago

Estelle Winwood was born on January 24, 1883 as Estelle Goodwin in Lee, Kent, England. She acted in the musical movie The Glass Slipper. Ms. Winwood died on June 20, 1984 in Woodland Hills, California.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bobby Helms died 12 years ago

Bobby Helms was born on August 15, 1933 as Robert Lee Helms in Bloomington, Indiana. He sang the song Jingle Bell Rock. Mr. Helms died on June 19, 1997 in Martinsville, Indiana.

Ed Wynn died 43 years ago

Ed Wynn was born on November 9, 1886 as Isaiah Edwin Leopold in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He acted as “Uncle Albert” in the movie Mary Poppins. Mr. Wynn died on June 19, 1966 in Beverly Hills, California.

Ethel Rosenberg died 56 years ago

Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg was born on September 28, 1915 in New York City, New York. Mrs. Rosenberg died on June 19, 1953 in Sing Sing.

Julius Rosenberg died 56 years ago

Julius Rosenberg was born on May 12, 1918 in New York City, New York. Mr. Rosenberg died on June 19, 1953 in Sing Sing.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nancy Marchand died 9 years ago

Nancy Marchand was born on June 19, 1928 in Buffalo, New York. She acted as “Margaret Pynchon” in the TV series Lou Grant. Ms. Marchand died on June 18, 2000 in Stratford, Connecticut.

Peter Allen died 17 years ago

Peter Allen was born on February 10, 1944 as Peter Richard Woolnough in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. He co-wrote the song Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do). Mr. Allen died on June 18, 1992 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cyd Charisse died 1 year ago

Cyd Charisse was born on March 8, 1922 as Tula Ellice Finklea in Amarillo, Texas. She acted and danced in the movie Silk Stockings. Ms. Charisse died on June 17, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Thomas Kuhn died 13 years ago

Thomas Samuel Kuhn was born on July 18, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He wrote the book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Mr. Kuhn died on June 17, 1996 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kate Smith died 23 years ago

Kate Smith was born on May 1, 1907 as Kathryn Elizabeth Smith in Greenville, Virginia. She sang the song When the Moon Comes over the Mountain. Ms. Smith died on June 17, 1986 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jeff Chandler died 48 years ago

Jeff Chandler was born on December 15, 1918 as Ira Grossel in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted in the movie Return to Peyton Place. Mr. Chandler died on June 17, 1961 in Culver City, California.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

George Reeves died 50 years ago

George Reeves was born on January 5, 1914 as George Keefer Brewer in Woolstock, Iowa. He acted in the TV show Adventures of Superman. Mr. Reeves died on June 16, 1959 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hume Cronyn died 6 years ago

Hume Blake Cronyn was born on July 18, 1911 in London, Ontario, Canada. He acted in the movie Cocoon. Mr. Cronyn died on June 15, 2003 in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Ella Fitzgerald died 13 years ago

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. She sang the song Hello Dolly! Ms. Fitzgerald died on June 15, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California.

Meredith Willson died 25 years ago

Meredith Willson was born on May 18, 1902 as Robert Meredith Willson in Mason City, Iowa. He wrote the songs Seventy-six Trombones and Till There Was You. Mr. Willson died on June 15, 1984 in Santa Monica, California.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Peter McWilliams died 9 years ago

Peter Alexander McWilliams was born on August 5, 1949 in Michigan. He wrote the books LIFE 101, DO IT!, You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, and Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do. Mr. McWilliams died on June 14, 2000 in California.

Henry Mancini died 15 years ago

Henry Mancini was born on April 16, 1924 as Enrico Nicola Mancini in Cleveland, Ohio. He composed the music to the songs Lujon and Moon River. Mr. Mancini died on June 14, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.

Alan Jay Lerner died 23 years ago

Alan Jay Lerner was born on August 31, 1918 in New York City, New York. He was the lyricist for the song I Could Have Danced All Night. Mr. Lerner died on June 14, 1986 in New York City, New York.

Marlin Perkins died 23 years ago

Marlin Perkins was born as Richard Marlin Perkins on March 28, 1905 in Carthage, Missouri. He hosted the TV program Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Mr. Perkins died on June 14, 1986 in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tim Russert died 1 year ago

Tim Russert was born on May 7, 1950 as Timothy John Russert in Buffalo, New York. He moderated the TV show Meet the Press. Mr. Russert died on June 13, 2008 in Washington, D.C.

Lane Smith died 4 years ago

Lane Smith was born on April 29, 1936 as Walter Lane Smith III in Memphis, Tennessee. He acted as “Perry White” in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Mr. Smith died on June 13, 2005 in Northridge, California.

Fran Allison died 20 years ago

Fran Allison was born on November 20, 1907 in La Porte City, Iowa. She starred in the puppet show Kukla, Fran and Ollie. Ms. Allison died on June 13, 1989 in Sherman Oaks, California.

Geraldine Page died 22 years ago

Geraldine Sue Page was born on November 22, 1924 in Kirksville, Missouri. She acted in the movie The Trip to Bountiful. Ms. Page died on June 13, 1987 in New York City, New York.

Benny Goodman died 23 years ago

Benny Goodman was born on May 30, 1909 as Benjamin David Goodman in Chicago, Illinois. He was a clarinetist and bandleader. Mr. Goodman died on June 13, 1986 in New York City, New York.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Gregory Peck died 6 years ago

Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 as Eldred Gregory Peck in La Jolla, California. He acted in the movie The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Mr. Peck died on June 12, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

Nicole Brown Simpson died 15 years ago

Nicole Brown Simpson was born on May 19, 1959 in Frankfurt, Germany. Ms. Simpson died on June 12, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.

Ronald Goldman died 15 years ago

Ronald Lyle Goldman was born on July 2, 1968 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Mr. Goldman died on June 12, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

DeForest Kelley died 10 years ago

DeForest Kelley was born on January 20, 1920 as Jackson DeForest Kelley in Atlanta, Georgia. He acted as “Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy” in the Star Trek series. Mr. Kelley died on June 11, 1999 in Woodland Hills, California.

John Wayne died 30 years ago

John Wayne was born on May 26, 1907 as Marion Mitchell Morrison in Winterset, Iowa. He acted in a whole bunch of movies. Mr. Wayne died on June 11, 1979 in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ray Charles died 5 years ago

Ray Charles was born on September 23, 1930 as Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Georgia. He sang the song Georgia on My Mind. Mr. Charles died on June 10, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California.

Spencer Tracy died 42 years ago

Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was born on April 5, 1900 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He acted in the movie Inherit the Wind. Mr. Tracy died on June 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Charles Dickens died 139 years ago

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 as Charles John Huffam Dickens in Portsmouth, England. He wrote the novels The Adventures of Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Mr. Dickens died on June 9, 1870 in Gad’s Hill Place, Higham, Kent, England.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Abraham Maslow died 39 years ago

Abraham Harold Maslow was born on April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He created a hierarchy of needs. Mr. Maslow died on June 8, 1970 in Menlo Park, California.

George Sand died 133 years ago

George Sand was born on July 1, 1804 as Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin in Paris, France. She wrote the novel Indiana. Ms. Sand died on June 8, 1876 near Châteauroux, France.

Thomas Paine died 200 years ago

Thomas Paine was born on January 29, 1737 in Thetford, Norfolk, England. He wrote the pamphlet Common Sense and the books Rights of Man and The Age of Reason. Mr. Paine died on June 8, 1809 in New York City, New York.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

E.M. Forster died 39 years ago

Edward Morgan Forster was born on January 1, 1879 in Marylebone, London, England. He wrote the novels A Room with a View and Howards End. Mr. Forster died on June 7, 1970 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England.

Judy Holliday died 44 years ago

Judy Holliday was born on June 21, 1921 as Judith Tuvim in New York City, New York. She acted in the movie Bells Are Ringing. Ms. Holliday died on June 7, 1965 in New York City, New York.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Billy Preston died 3 years ago

Billy Preston was born on September 2, 1946 as William Everett Preston in Houston, Texas. He co-wrote and sang the songs Will It Go Round in Circles and Nothing from Nothing. Mr. Preston died on June 6, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Anne Bancroft died 4 years ago

Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 as Anna Maria Louisa Italiano in the Bronx, New York City, New York. She acted as “Mrs. Robinson” in the movie The Graduate. Ms. Bancroft died on June 6, 2005 in New York City, New York.

Jack Haley died 30 years ago

Jack Haley was born on August 10, 1898 as John Joseph Haley, Jr. in Boston, Massachusetts. He acted as the “Tin Man” in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Haley died on June 6, 1979 in Los Angeles, California.

Carl Jung died 48 years ago

Carl Gustav Jung was born on July 26, 1875 in Kesswil, Thurgau, Switzerland. He founded analytical psychology. Mr. Jung died on June 6, 1961 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Louis Chevrolet died 68 years ago

Louis-Joseph Chevrolet was born on December 25, 1878 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland. With William C. Durant, he co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. Mr. Chevrolet died on June 6, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan.

Patrick Henry died 210 years ago

Patrick Henry was born on May 29, 1736 in Studley, Virginia. He helped to start the American Revolution. Mr. Henry died on June 6, 1799 in Red Hill, Virginia.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mel Tormé died 10 years ago

Mel Tormé was born on September 13, 1925 as Melvin Howard Tormé in Chicago, Illinois. He co-wrote The Christmas Song. Mr. Tormé died on June 5, 1999 in Los Angeles, California.

Conway Twitty died 16 years ago

Conway Twitty was born on September 1, 1933 as Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi. He co-wrote and sang the song It’s Only Make Believe. Mr. Twitty died on June 5, 1993 in Springfield, Missouri.

O. Henry died 99 years ago

O. Henry was born on September 11, 1862 as William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina. He wrote the stories The Gift of the Magi and The Ransom of Red Chief. Mr. O. Henry died on June 5, 1910 in New York City, New York.

Stephen Crane died 109 years ago

Stephen Crane was born on November 1, 1871 in Newark, New Jersey. He wrote the novel The Red Badge of Courage. Mr. Crane died on June 5, 1900 at Badenweiler, Baden, Germany.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dorothy Gish died 41 years ago

Dorothy Elizabeth Gish was born on March 11, 1898 in Dayton, Ohio. She acted in the silent movie Hearts of the World. Ms. Gish died on June 4, 1968 in Rapallo, Italy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Anthony Quinn died 8 years ago

Anthony Quinn was born on April 21, 1915 as Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. He acted in the movie Zorba the Greek. Mr. Quinn died on June 3, 2001 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ozzie Nelson died 34 years ago

Ozzie Nelson was born as Oswald George Nelson on March 20, 1906 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He acted in the TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Mr. Nelson died on June 3, 1975 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Franz Kafka died 85 years ago

Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883 in Prague, Austria-Hungary. He wrote the novella The Metamorphosis. Mr. Kafka died on June 3, 1924 near Vienna, Austria.

Johann Strauss II died 110 years ago

Johann Baptist Strauss was born on October 25, 1825 in Vienna, Austria. He composed The Blue Danube waltz. Mr. Strauss died on June 3, 1899 in Vienna, Austria.

Georges Bizet died 134 years ago

Georges Bizet was born on October 25, 1838 as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet in Paris, France. He composed the opera Carmen. Mr. Bizet died on June 3, 1875 in Bougival, France.

William Harvey died 352 years ago

William Harvey was born on April 1, 1578 in Folkestone, Kent, England. He described the circulation of the blood. Mr. Harvey died on June 3, 1657 in London, England.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mel Ferrer died 1 year ago

Mel Ferrer was born on August 25, 1917 as Melchor Gaston Ferrer in Elberon, New Jersey. He acted in the movie Scaramouche. Mr. Ferrer died on June 2, 2008 in Santa Barbara, California.

Bo Diddley died 1 year ago

Bo Diddley was born on December 30, 1928 as Ellas Otha Bates in McComb, Mississippi. He was the guitarist who created the Bo Diddley beat. Mr. Diddley died on June 2, 2008 in Archer, Florida.

Imogene Coca died 8 years ago

Imogene Coca was born on November 18, 1908 as Imogene Fernandez de Coca in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She acted in the TV comedy show Your Show of Shows. Ms. Coca died on June 2, 2001 in Westport, Connecticut.

Rex Harrison died 19 years ago

Rex Harrison was born on March 5, 1908 as Reginald Carey Harrison in Huyton, Lancashire, England. He acted as “Professor Henry Higgins” in the movie My Fair Lady. Mr. Harrison died on June 2, 1990 in New York City, New York.

Jack Gilford died 19 years ago

Jack Gilford was born on July 25, 1908 as Jacob Aaron Gellman in New York City, New York. He acted as “Bernie Lefkowitz” in the movie Cocoon. Mr. Gilford died on June 2, 1990 in New York City, New York.

Sammy Kaye died 22 years ago

Sammy Kaye was born as Samuel Zarnocay, Jr. on March 13, 1910 in Lakewood, Ohio. He was a bandleader. Mr. Kaye died on June 2, 1987 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Jim Hutton died 30 years ago

Jim Hutton was born on May 31, 1934 as Dana James Hutton in Binghampton, New York. He acted in the TV series Ellery Queen. Mr. Hutton died on June 2, 1979 in Los Angeles, California.

Stephen Boyd died 32 years ago

Stephen Boyd was born on July 4, 1931 as William Millar in Glengormley, Northern Ireland. He acted as “Messala” in the movie Ben-Hur. Mr. Boyd died on June 2, 1977 in Northridge, California.

George S. Kaufman died 48 years ago

George Simon Kaufman was born on November 16, 1889 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He co-wrote the play The Man Who Came to Dinner. Mr. Kaufman died on June 2, 1961 in New York City, New York.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Helen Keller died 41 years ago

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her life was depicted in the play and movie The Miracle Worker. Ms. Keller died on June 1, 1968 in Easton, Connecticut.