Monday, August 31, 2009

Diana Spencer died 12 years ago

Diana Spencer was born on July 1, 1961 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England. Ms. Spencer died on August 31, 1997 in Paris, France.

Sally Rand died 30 years ago

Sally Rand was born on April 3, 1904 as Harriet Helen Gould Beck in Hickory County, Missouri. She acted in the 1934 movie Bolero. Ms. Rand died on August 31, 1979 in Glendora, California.

Charles Baudelaire died 142 years ago

Charles Pierre Baudelaire was born on April 9, 1821 in Paris, France. He wrote the book of poetry Les Fleurs du mal. Mr. Baudelaire died on August 31, 1867 in Paris, France.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

David Haskell died 9 years ago

David Michael Haskell was born on June 4, 1948 in San Joaquin County, California. He acted in the stage and movie versions of Godspell. Mr. Haskell died on August 30, 2000 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

For more “Godspell”, see part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, and part 12.

Charles Bronson died 6 years ago

Charles Bronson was born on November 3, 1921 as Charles Dennis Buchinsky in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania. He acted in the 1960 movie The Magnificent Seven. Mr. Bronson died on August 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

Glenn Ford died 3 years ago

Glenn Ford was born on May 1, 1916 as Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He acted in the 1978 movie Superman. Mr. Ford died on August 30, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Richard Jewell died 2 years ago

Richard A. Jewell was born on December 17, 1962 in Danville, Virginia. He was falsely accused in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27, 1996... Mr. Jewell died on August 29, 2007 in Woodbury, Georgia.

Lee Marvin died 22 years ago

Lee Marvin was born on February 19, 1924 in New York City, New York. He acted in the 1965 movie Cat Ballou. Mr. Marvin died on August 29, 1987 in Tucson, Arizona.

Archie Campbell died 22 years ago

Archie Campbell was born on November 7, 1914 in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. He acted on the TV comedy show Hee Haw. Mr. Campbell died on August 29, 1987 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Ingrid Bergman died 27 years ago

Ingrid Bergman was born on August 29, 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden. She acted as “Ilsa Lund” in the 1942 movie Casablanca. Ms. Bergman died on August 29, 1982 in London, England.

Edmond Hoyle died 240 years ago

Edmond Hoyle was born in 1672 in England. He wrote about the card game Whist. Mr. Hoyle died on August 29, 1769 in London, England.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Ruth Gordon died 24 years ago

Ruth Gordon was born on October 30, 1896 as Ruth Gordon Jones in Quincy, Massachusetts. She acted in the 1980 movie Any Which Way You Can. Ms. Gordon died on August 28, 1985 in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Greg Morris died 13 years ago

Greg Morris was born on September 27, 1933 as Francis Gregory Alan Morris in Cleveland, Ohio. He acted as “Barney Collier” on the TV series Mission: Impossible. Mr. Morris died on August 27, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Brian Epstein died 42 years ago

Brian Samuel Epstein was born on September 19, 1934 in Liverpool, England. He managed the singing group The Beatles. Mr. Epstein died on August 27, 1967 in London, England.

Gracie Allen died 45 years ago

Gracie Allen was born on July 26, 1895 as Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen in San Francisco, California. She was part of the comedy duo Burns and Allen. Ms. Allen died on August 27, 1964 in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Laura Branigan died 5 years ago

Laura Branigan was born on July 3, 1957 in Brewster, New York. She sang the song Gloria. Ms. Branigan died on August 26, 2004 in East Quogue, New York.

Irving Stone died 20 years ago

Irving Stone was born on July 14, 1903 as Irving Tennenbaum in San Francisco, California. He wrote the novels Lust for Life (about the painter Vincent van Gogh) and The Agony and the Ecstasy (about Michelangelo)... Mr. Stone died on August 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, California.

Ted Knight died 23 years ago

Ted Knight was born on December 7, 1923 as Tadeusz Władysław Konopka in Terryville, Connecticut. He acted as “Ted Baxter" on the TV sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and as "Henry Rush” on the TV sitcom Too Close for Comfort. Mr. Knight died on August 26, 1986 in Glendale, California.

Charles Lindbergh died 35 years ago

Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born on February 4, 1902 in Detroit, Michigan. He was an aviator. Mr. Lindbergh died on August 26, 1974 in Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii.

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek died 286 years ago

Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek was born on October 24, 1632 in Delft, Netherlands. He was a microbiologist. Mr. van Leeuwenhoek died on August 26, 1723 in Delft, Netherlands.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Truman Capote died 25 years ago

Truman Capote was born on September 30, 1924 as Truman Streckfus Persons in New Orleans, Louisiana. He wrote the novel The Grass Harp and the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Mr. Capote died on August 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.

Gower Champion died 29 years ago

Gower Carlyle Champion was born on June 22, 1919 in Geneva, Illinois. He acted and danced in the 1952 movie Lovely to Look At. He was also a director and choreographer. Mr. Champion died on August 25, 1980 in New York City, New York.

Alfred Kinsey died 53 years ago

Alfred Charles Kinsey was born on June 23, 1894 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He co-wrote the Kinsey Reports. Mr. Kinsey died on August 25, 1956 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Friedrich Nietzsche died 109 years ago

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in Rocken bei Lutzen, Prussia. He wrote the novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Mr. Nietzsche died on August 25, 1900 in Weimar.

William Herschel died 187 years ago

William Herschel was born on November 15, 1738 as Frederick William Herschel in Hanover, Germany. He was a composer and the astronomer who discovered the planet Uranus. Mr. Herschel died on August 25, 1822 in Slough, England.

David Hume died 233 years ago

David Hume was born on May 7, 1711 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He wrote the book A Treatise of Human Nature. Mr. Hume died on August 25, 1776 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Aaron Russo died 2 years ago

Aaron Russo was born on February 14, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He co-produced the 1979 movie The Rose. He created the 2006 film America: Freedom to Fascism. Mr. Russo died on August 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross died 5 years ago

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was born on July 8, 1926 in Zurich, Switzerland. She wrote the book On Death and Dying. Ms. Kübler-Ross died on August 24, 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

E.G. Marshall died 11 years ago

E.G. Marshall was born on June 18, 1914 as Everett Eugene Grunz in Owatonna, Minnesota. He acted in the 1957 movie 12 Angry Men. Mr. Marshall died on August 24, 1998 in Bedford, New York.

Louis Prima died 31 years ago

Louis Prima was born on December 7, 1910 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a bandleader. He sang the song Just a Gigolo. Mr. Prima died on August 24, 1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Brock Peters died 4 years ago

Brock Peters was born on July 2, 1927 as George Fisher in New York City, New York. He acted as “Tom Robinson” in the 1962 movie To Kill a Mockingbird. Mr. Peters died on August 23, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

Kathleen Freeman died 8 years ago

Kathleen Freeman was born on February 17, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. She acted on the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, an episode of which is shown here. She also appeared in the Broadway musical The Full Monty. Ms. Freeman died on August 23, 2001 in New York City, New York.

David Rose died 19 years ago

David Rose was born on June 15, 1910 in London, England. He composed the instrumental songs “Holiday for Strings” and The Stripper. Mr. Rose died on August 23, 1990 in Burbank, California.

Glen Gray died 46 years ago

Glen Gray was born on June 7, 1900 as Glen Gray Knoblauch in Metamora, Illinois. He was a saxophonist and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra. Mr. Gray died on August, 23, 1963 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Oscar Hammerstein II died 49 years ago

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 as Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein in New York City, New York. He wrote the lyrics to the song The Sound of Music and many, many other songs. Mr. Hammerstein died on August 23, 1960 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Rudolph Valentino died 83 years ago

Rudolph Valentino was born on May 6, 1895 as Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filiberto Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla in Castellaneta, Italy. He acted in the 1921 movie The Sheik. Mr. Valentino died on August 23, 1926 in New York City, New York.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Colleen Dewhurst died 18 years ago

Colleen Dewhurst was born on June 3, 1924 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She acted as “Avery Brown” (Candice Bergen’s character’s mother) on the TV show Murphy Brown. Ms. Dewhurst died on August 22, 1991 in South Salem, New York.

Sebastian Cabot died 32 years ago

Sebastian Cabot was born on July 6, 1918 as Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot in London, England. He acted as “Giles French” on the TV sitcom Family Affair. Mr. Cabot died on August 22, 1977 in North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Robert Moog died 4 years ago

Robert Arthur Moog was born on May 23, 1934 in New York City, New York. He invented the Moog synthesizer. Mr. Moog died on August 21, 2005 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fred Hoyle died 8 years ago

Fred Hoyle was born on June 24, 1915 in Gilstead, West Yorkshire, England. He rejected the so-called “big bang cosmological theory”. He co-created the Steady State theory of cosmology. Mr. Hoyle died on August 20, 2001 in Bournemouth, England.

Paul Ehrlich died 94 years ago

Paul Ehrlich was born on March 14, 1854 in Strzelin (, Poland). He coined the term chemotherapy. Mr. Ehrlich died on August 20, 1915 in Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Betty Everett died 8 years ago

Betty Everett was born on November 23, 1939 in Greenwood, Mississippi. She sang the song The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss). Ms. Everett died on August 19, 2001 in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Linus Pauling died 15 years ago

Linus Carl Pauling was born on February 28, 1901 in Portland, Oregon. He researched vitamin C. Mr. Pauling died on August 19, 1994 in Big Sur, California.

Hermione Baddeley died 23 years ago

Hermione Baddeley was born on November 13, 1906 as Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley in Broseley, Shropshire, England. She acted in the 1964 movie Mary Poppins. Ms. Baddeley died on August 19, 1986 in Los Angeles, California.

Groucho Marx died 32 years ago

Groucho Marx was born on October 2, 1890 as Julius Henry Marx in New York City, New York. He hosted the quiz show You Bet Your Life. Mr. Marx died on August 19, 1977 in Los Angeles, California.

Blaise Pascal died 347 years ago

Blaise Pascal was born on June 19, 1623 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. He proposed Pascal’s Wager. Mr. Pascal died on August 19, 1662 in Paris, France.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Elmer Bernstein died 5 years ago

Elmer Bernstein was born on April 4, 1922 in New York City, New York. He composed the film score for the 1962 movie To Kill a Mockingbird. Mr. Bernstein died on August 18, 2004 in Ojai, California.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pearl Bailey died 19 years ago

Pearl Mae Bailey was born on March 29, 1918 in Southampton County, Virginia. She acted in the title role in the 1968 version of Hello, Dolly! Ms. Bailey died on August 17, 1990 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ira Gershwin died 26 years ago

Ira Gershwin was born on December 6, 1896 as Israel Gershowitz in New York City, New York. He composed the music to the songs I Got Rhythm and The Man I Love. Mr. Gershwin died on August 17, 1983 in Beverly Hills, California.

Vivian Vance died 30 years ago

Vivian Vance was born on July 26, 1909 as Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale, Kansas. She acted as “Ethel Mertz” on the TV sitcom I Love Lucy and as “Vivian Bagley” on the TV sitcom The Lucy Show. Ms. Vance died on August 17, 1979 in Belvedere, California.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Elvis Presley died 32 years ago

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He sang the song Are You Lonesome Tonight? and many, many, many more. Mr. Presley died on August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Margaret Mitchell died 60 years ago

Margaret Mitchell was born on November 8, 1900 as Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell in Atlanta, Georgia. She wrote the novel Gone with the Wind. Ms. Mitchell died on August 16, 1949 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

John Cameron Swayze died 14 years ago

John Cameron Swayze was born on April 4, 1906 in Wichita, Kansas. He was a spokesperson for the Timex watches. Mr. Swayze died on August 15, 1995 in Sarasota, Florida.

Will Rogers died 74 years ago

Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879 as William Penn Adair Rogers in Oologah (now in Oklahoma). He was a vaudeville performer and social commentator. Mr. Rogers died on August 15, 1935 in Point Barrow, Alaska Territory.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tony Williams died 17 years ago

Tony Williams was born on April 5, 1928 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was the lead singer in the group The Platters. Mr. Williams died on August 14, 1992 in New York.

Oscar Levant died 37 years ago

Oscar Levant was born on December 27, 1906 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He acted in the 1951 movie An American in Paris. Mr. Levant died on August 14, 1972 in Beverly Hills, California.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Julia Child died 5 years ago

Julia Child was born on August 15, 1912 as Julia Carolyn McWilliams in Pasadena, California. She created the TV cooking show The French Chef. Ms. Child died on August 13, 2004 in Santa Barbara, California.

Ed Townsend died 6 years ago

Ed Townsend was born on April 16, 1929 in Fayetteville, Tennessee. He co-wrote the song Let’s Get It On. Mr. Townsend died on August 13, 2003 in San Bernardino, California.

H.G. Wells died 63 years ago

H.G. Wells was born on September 21, 1866 as Herbert George Wells in Bromley, Kent, England. He wrote the novella The Time Machine. Mr. Wells died on August 13, 1946 in London, England.

Jules Massenet died 97 years ago

Jules Massenet was born on May 12, 1842 in Montaud, France. He composed the opera Manon and Méditation from the opera Thaïs. Mr. Massenet died on August 13, 1912 in Paris, France.

Florence Nightingale died 99 years ago

Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy. She was a famous nurse. Ms. Nightingale died on August 13, 1910 in London, England.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Merv Griffin died 2 years ago

Merv Griffin was born on July 6, 1925 as Mervyn Edward Griffin, Jr. in San Mateo, California. He created the Wheel of Fortune game show. Mr. Griffin died on August 12, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

Loretta Young died 9 years ago

Loretta Young was born on January 6, 1913 as Gretchen Young in Salt Lake City, Utah. She acted in The Loretta Young Show. Ms. Young died on August 12, 2000 in Los Angeles, California.

John Cage died 17 years ago

John Milton Cage Jr. was born on September 5, 1912 in Los Angeles, California. He composed 4’33”. Mr. Cage died on August 12, 1992 in New York City, New York.

Kyu Sakamoto died 24 years ago

Kyu Sakamoto was born on December 10, 1941 as Hisashi Oshima in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. He sang the song Sukiyaki. Mr. Sakamoto died in an airplane crash on August 12, 1985.

Henry Fonda died 27 years ago

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born on May 16, 1905 in Grand Island, Nebraska. He acted in the 1981 movie On Golden Pond. Mr. Fonda died on August 12, 1982 in Los Angeles, California.

Ian Fleming died 45 years ago

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born on May 28, 1908 in Mayfair, London, England. He created the James Bond character. He wrote the book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car. Mr. Fleming died on August 12, 1964 in Canterbury, Kent, England.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mike Douglas died 3 years ago

Mike Douglas was born on August 11, 1925 as Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr. in Chicago, Illinois. He hosted The Mike Douglas Show. Mr. Douglas died on August 11, 2006 in North Palm Beach, Florida.

Anne Ramsey died 21 years ago

Anne Ramsey was born on September 1, 1929 as Anne Mobley in Omaha, Nebraska. She acted in the 1980 movie Any Which Way You Can. Ms. Ramsey died on August 11, 1988 in Hollywood, California.

Tom Drake died 27 years ago

Tom Drake was born on August 5, 1918 as Alfred Sinclair Alderdice in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted in the 1948 movie Words and Music. Mr. Drake died on August 11, 1982 in Torrance, California.

Edith Wharton died 72 years ago

Edith Wharton was born on January 24, 1862 as Edith Newbold Jones in New York City, New York. She wrote the novel The House of Mirth. Ms. Wharton died on August 11, 1937 in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Isaac Hayes died 1 year ago

Isaac Hayes was born on August 20, 1942 as Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. in Covington, Tennessee. He co-wrote the song Soul Man. He also wrote and sang the song Theme from Shaft. Mr. Hayes died on August 10, 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Henry Moseley died 94 years ago

Henry Moseley was born on November 23, 1887 as Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley in Weymouth, Dorset, England. He developed Moseley’s Law. Mr. Moseley died on August 10, 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bernie Mac died 1 year ago

Bernie Mac was born on October 5, 1957 as Bernard Jeffrey McCullough in Chicago, Illinois. He acted in the 1997 comedy movie B*A*P*S. Mr. Mac died on August 9, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.

Judith Rossner died 4 years ago

Judith Perelman Rossner was born on March 31, 1935 in New York City, New York. She wrote the novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Ms. Rossner died on August 9, 2005 in New York City, New York.

Tony Mottola died 5 years ago

Tony Mottola was born on April 18, 1918 in Kearny, New Jersey. He was a guitarist and composed music for the 1988 movie Running on Empty. Mr. Mottola died on August 9, 2004 in Denville, New Jersey.

Gregory Hines died 6 years ago

Gregory Oliver Hines was born on February 14, 1946 in New York City, New York. He acted and tap danced in the 1989 movie Tap. Mr. Hines died on August 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

Jerry Garcia died 14 years ago

Jerry Garcia was born on August 1, 1942 as Jerome John Garcia in San Francisco, California. He was part of the band Grateful Dead. Mr. Garcia died on August 9, 1995 in Forest Knolls, California.

Dmitri Shostakovich died 34 years ago

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was born on September 25, 1906 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He composed the Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, and many, many more. Mr. Shostakovich died on August 9, 1975 in Moscow, Russia.

Sharon Tate died 40 years ago

Sharon Marie Tate was born on January 24, 1943 in Dallas, Texas. She acted on the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. Ms. Tate died on August 9, 1969 in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California.

Hermann Hesse died 47 years ago

Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, Wurttermberg, Germany. He wrote the novels Steppenwolf and Siddhartha. Mr. Hesse died on August 9, 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Barbara Bel Geddes died 4 years ago

Barbara Bel Geddes was born on October 31, 1922 in New York City, New York. She acted as “Eleanor ‘Miss Ellie’ Ewing” in the TV series Dallas. Ms. Geddes died on August 8, 2005 in Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Fay Wray died 5 years ago

Fay Wray was born on September 15, 1907 as Vina Fay Wray in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. She acted in the 1933 movie King Kong. Ms. Wray died on August 8, 2004 in New York City, New York.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Peter Jennings died 4 years ago

Peter Jennings was born on July 29, 1938 as Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was the anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight. Mr. Jennings died on August 7, 2005 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Red Adair died 5 years ago

Red Adair was born on Juine 18, 1915 as Paul Neal Adair in Houston, Texas. He was an oil well firefighter. Mr. Adair died on August 7, 2004 in Houston, Texas.

Larry Martyn died 15 years ago

Larry Martyn was born on March 22, 1934 as Lawrence Martyn in London, England. He acted as “Mr. Mash” on the British TV sitcom Are You Being Served?. Mr. Martyn died on August 7, 1994 in Kent, England.

Esther Phillips died 25 years ago

Esther Phillips was born on December 23, 1935 as Esther Mae Jones in Galveston, Texas. She sang the song “And I Love Him” and a disco-style verson of the song What a Diff’rence a Day Made. Ms. Phillips died on August 7, 1984 in Carson, California.

Joseph Kosma died 40 years ago

Joseph Kosma was born on October 22, 1905 as József Kozma in Budapest, Hungary. He composed the music to the song Autumn Leaves. Mr. Kosma died on August 7, 1969 outside Paris, France.

Oliver Hardy died 52 years ago

Oliver Hardy was born on January 18, 1892 as Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia. He was part of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy. Mr. Hardy died on August 7, 1957 in North Hollywood, California.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Domenico Modugno died 15 years ago

Domenico Modugno was born on January 9, 1928 in Polignano a Mare, Puglia, Italy. He co-wrote and sang the song Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare). Mr. Modugno died on August 6, 1994 in Lampedusa, Italy.

Harry Reasoner died 18 years ago

Harry Reasoner was born on April 17, 1923 in Dakota City, Iowa. He was a co-founder of the TV newsmagazine show 60 Minutes. Mr. Reasoner died on August 6, 1991 in Westport, Connecticut.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Josh Ryan Evans died 7 years ago

Joshua Ryan Evans was born on January 10, 1982 in Hayward, California. He acted as “Timmy” on the TV soap opera Passions. He had the genetic disorder achondroplasia. Mr. Evans died on August 5, 2002 in San Diego, California.

Alec Guinness died 9 years ago

Alec Guinness was born on April 2, 1914 as Alec Guinness de Cuffe in Paddington, London, England. He acted in the 1980 movie Raise the Titanic. Mr. Guinness died on August 5, 2000 in Midhurst, West Sussex, England.

Richard Burton died 25 years ago

Richard Burton was born on November 10, 1925 as Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, Wales. He acted in the 1965 movie The Sandpiper. Mr. Burton died on August 5, 1984 in Céligny, Switzerland.

Judy Canova died 26 years ago

Judy Canova was born on November 20, 1913 as Juliette Canova in Starke, Florida. She acted in the 1937 movie Artists and Models. Ms. Canova died on August 5, 1983 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Marilyn Monroe died 47 years ago

Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 as Norma Jeane Mortenson (baptized as Norma Jeane Baker) in Los Angeles, California. She acted in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Ms. Monroe died on August 5, 1962 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California.

Carmen Miranda died 54 years ago

Carmen Miranda was born on February 9, 1909 as Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal. She acted in the 1947 musical movie Copacabana. Ms. Miranda died on August 5, 1955 in Beverly Hills, California.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lee Hazlewood died 2 years ago

Lee Hazlewood was born on July 9, 1929 as Barton Lee Hazlewood in Mannford, Oklahoma. He wrote the songs These Boots are Made for Walkin' and Summer Wine. Mr. Hazlewood died on August 4, 2007 in Henderson, Nevada.

Lorenzo Music died 8 years ago

Lorenzo Music was born on May 2, 1937 as Gerald David Music in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted as “Carlton the doorman” on the TV sitcom Rhoda. Mr. Music died on August 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.

Victor Mature died 10 years ago

Victor John Mature was born on January 29, 1913 in Louisville, Kentucky. He acted in the 1942 musical movie My Gal Sal. Mr. Mature died on August 4, 1999 in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Hans Christian Andersen died 134 years ago

Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805 in Odense, Denmark. He wrote the story The Little Mermaid. Mr. Andersen died on August 4, 1875 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Erik Darling died 1 year ago

Erik Darling was born on September 25, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland. He formed the singing group The Rooftop Singers. They sang the song Walk Right In. Mr. Darling died on August 3, 2008 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died 1 year ago

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was born on December 11, 1918 in Kislovodsk, Russia> He wrote the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. He also write the book The Gulag Archipelago. Mr. Solzhenitsyn died on August 3, 2008 in Moscow, Russia.

Christopher Hewett died 8 years ago

Christopher Michael Hewett was born on April 5, 1922 in Worthing, Sussex, England. He acted as “Lynn Belvedere” on the TV sitcom Mr. Belvedere. Mr. Hewett died on August 3, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.

Ida Lupino died 14 years ago

Ida Lupino was born on February 4, 1918 in Camberwell, London, England. She acted in the 1948 movie Road House. Ms. Lupino died on August 3, 1995 in Los Angeles, California.

Carolyn Jones died 26 years ago

Carolyn Sue Jones was born on April 28, 1930 in Amarillo, Texas. She acted as “Morticia Addams” on the TV sitcom The Addams Family. Ms. Jones died on August 3, 1983 in West Hollywood, California.

Lenny Bruce died 43 years ago

Lenny Bruce was born on October 13, 1925 as Leonard Alfred Schneider on Long Island, New York. He was a comedic social critic. Mr. Bruce died on August 3, 1966 in Los Angeles, California.