Gene McDaniels (February 12, 1935 – July 29, 2011) was an American singer and songwriter, who had his greatest recording success in the early 1960s.
Born Eugene Booker McDaniels had six Top 40 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The two that went into the Top 5 were 1961's "Tower of Strength" (#5 on the pop chart) and "A Hundred Pounds of Clay," which reached #3 on the pop chart, and sold over one million records, earning gold disc status.
In 1974, Roberta Flack reached #1 with McDaniels' "Feel Like Makin' Love", which she won a Grammy Award.
Eugene McDaniels cause of death Eugene McDaniels died after a brief illness. Eugene McDaniels was 76 years old at the time of his death.
A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Eugene McDaniels
Feel Like Makin' Love - Written by Eugene McDaniels
Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (December 6, 1933 – November 12, 2010) was a composer of contemporary classical music.
Death of Henryk Mikolaj Górecki Henryk Mikolaj Górecki died on 12 November 2010, in his home city of Katowice, of complications due to a lung infection. Henryk Mikolaj Górecki was 76 years old at the time of his death.
Eleanore Cammack "Cammie" King (August 5, 1934 – September 1, 2010) was a former child actress in American films. She is best known for being one of the actresses who portrayed "Bonnie Blue Butler" in Gone with the Wind (1939). She also provided the voice for the doe "Faline" in the animated Disney film, Bambi (1942).
She was the godchild of Herbert Kalmus, co-founder of Technicolor, and became his stepchild in 1949 when he married her mother, Eleanore King.
In the early 2000s, King made a guest appearance as a contestant on the TV game show To Tell the Truth, hosted by John O'Hurley.
Upon reflecting on her film career, King once joked, "I peaked at 5." She spent 40 years working as a marketing coordinator for the Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce.
Death of Cammie King King died on September 1, 2010, at her home in Fort Bragg, California, aged 76, from lung cancer.
Rue McClanahan (February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010) was an American actress, known for her roles as Vivian Cavender Harmon on Maude, Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, and Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls, a role that won her an Emmy Award.
Death of Rue McClanahan McClanahan's manager, Barbara Lawrence, said McClanahan died Thursday June 3, 2010 at 1am. of a stroke. Rue McClanahan was 76 years old at the time of her death
Rue McClanahan on Dame Edna's Hollywood (May 1992)
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Rue McClanahan's Television work
* Another World (cast member from 1970 – 1971) * Where the Heart Is (1971 – 1972) * Hogan's Goat (1971; TV movie) * All in the Family (1972; 1 episode: "The Bunkers and the Swingers") * The Rimers of Eldritch (1974; TV movie) * Maude (1974 – 1978) * Apple Pie (1978) * Gimme A Break (1981-1987; 2 episodes) * Mama's Family as Fran (1983 – 1985) * Murder, She Wrote (1985; 1 episode: "Murder Takes the Bus") * The Golden Girls (1985 – 1992) * The Man in the Brown Suit (1989; TV movie) * Children of the Bride (1990; TV movie) * Baby of the Bride (1991; TV movie) * The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story (TV movie; 1991) * The Golden Palace (1992 - 1993) * Mother of the Bride (1993; TV movie) * Boy Meets World (1993; 1 episode) * A Saintly Switch (1999; TV movie) * Safe Harbor (1999; 11 episodes) * Ladies Man (2000; 2 episodes) * Hope & Faith (2005; 1 episode) * King of the Hill (2007; 1 episode) * Sordid Lives: The Series (2008; 12 episodes) * Law & Order (2009; 1 episode) * Celebrity Ghost Stories (October 17, 2009 episode) * Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (December 2, 2009 episode)
* The Rotten Apple (1961) * Angel's Flight (1965) * Walk the Angry Beach (1968) * Hollywood After Dark (1968) * The Unholy Choice (1968) * The People Next Door (1970) * Some of My Best Friends Are... (1971) * They Might Be Giants (1971) * The Wickedest Witch (1989) * Message from Nam (1993) * A Christmas to Remember (1995) * Dear God (1996) * Innocent Victims (TV movie) (1996) * Annabelle's Wish (1997) * Out to Sea (1997) * Starship Troopers (1997) * The Fighting Temptations (2003) * Back to You and Me (2005) * Generation Gap (2008)
Zelda Rubinstein (May 28, 1933 – January 27, 2010) was an American actress and human rights activist, best known as eccentric medium Tangina Barrons in the movies Poltergeist (1982) and its sequels, Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), and Poltergeist III (1988). She also made guest appearances in the TV spin-off Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996), as a seer, Christina. Rubinstein was also known for her outspoken activism for little people and her early participation in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Illness and death of Zelda Rubinstein On December 29, 2009, it was reported that, after a month-long stay at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, her close companion and her family made the decision to take Rubinstein off life support due to both kidney and lung failure. On January 2, 2010, friends reported she was not near death, and was well on her way to recovery. On January 27, 2010, Rubinstein died at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, aged 76.
Zelda Rubinstein - (perhaps) The best scene from Poltergeist
* Cyndy Lauper's father from the video "Girls just wanna have fun"
Louis Vincent Albano (July 29, 1933 - October 14, 2009), better known by his ring name Captain Lou Albano, was an American professional wrestler, manager and actor. With an over-the-top personality and a penchant for boisterous declarations, Albano was the epitome of the antagonistic manager that raised the ire of wrestlers and incited the anger of spectators. Throughout his forty-two-year career, Albano guided 15 different tag teams and 4 singles competitors to championship gold. A unique showman, with an elongated beard, rubber band facial piercings, and loud outfits, he was the forefather of the 1980s Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection. Collaborating with Cyndi Lauper, Albano helped usher in wrestling's crossover success with a mainstream audience. Capitalizing on his success, he later ventured into Hollywood with various television, film, and music projects.
Death of Lou Albano Lou Albano was 76 years old at the time of his death.
Maria Corazon "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was a President of the Philippines and a world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women's empowerment, and religious piety. She served as the 11th president of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. She was the first female president of the Philippines and was Asia's first female president.
Death of Corazon Aquino Aquino died of cardiopulmonary arrest after complications of colon cancer at the age of 76 on August 1, 2009, 3:18 a.m., at the Makati Medical Center. Aquino was diagnosed with the disease in March 2008 but kept up public appearances this year. A devout Catholic, she was a regular at weekend mass until shortly before being admitted to hospital in late June.
"Our mother peacefully passed away at 3:18 a.m. (1918 GMT Friday) of cardio-respiratory arrest," her son, Senator Benigno Aquino III, told reporters in Manila.
Corazon Aquino's Achievements on next page
Awards and Achievements 1986 Time Magazine Woman of the Year 1986 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award 1986 United Nations Silver Medal 1986 Canadian International Prize for Freedom 1986 Nobel Peace Prize nominee 1986 International Democracy Award from the International Association of Political Consultants 1987 Prize For Freedom Award from Liberal International 1993 Special Peace Award from the Aurora Aragon Quezon Peace Awards Foundation and Concerned Women of the Philippines 1994 One of 100 Women Who Shaped World History (by G.M. Rolka, Bluewood Books, San Francisco, CA) 1995 Path to Peace Award 1996 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding from the U.S. Department of State 1998 Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding 1998 Pearl S. Buck Award 1999 One of Time Magazine's 20 Most Influential Asians of the 20th Century 2001 World Citizenship Award 2005 David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards 2005 One of the World's Elite Women Who Make a Difference by the International Women's Forum Hall of Fame 2006 One of Time Magazine's 65 Asian Heroes 2008 One of A Different View's 15 Champions of World Democracy EWC Asia Pacific Community Building Award Women's International Center International Leadership Living Legacy Award Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize United Nations Development Fund for Women Noel Award for Political Leadership
Honorary doctorates Doctor of International Relations, honoris causa, from: Boston University Eastern University Fordham University Waseda University in Tokyo Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from: University of the Philippines University of Santo Tomas in Manila Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from: Ateneo de Manila University College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines) Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, from: San Beda College in Manila, 2000 Seattle University, 2002 Stonehill College in Massachusetts University of Oregon, 1995
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (February 23, 1932 – December 18, 2008) (born Majel Leigh Hudec in Columbus, Ohio) was an American actress, and producer. She was also the widow of television director/producer/writer and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.
As a result of her marriage to Gene Roddenberry and the fact that she has been in every Star Trek series, she is sometimes referred to as "the First Lady of Star Trek". She and Gene Roddenberry were married in Japan on August 6, 1969, after the cancellation of the original Star Trek series.
Death of Majel Roddenberry Barrett died December 18, 2008 as a result of complications from leukemia. Majel Roddenberry was 76 years old at the time of her death
She appeared in the original Star Trek series as Nurse Christine Chapel, and also had a role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
She was also the voice of the USS Enterprise computer in almost every spin-off of the 1960s cult series
Ike Wister Turner (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, talent scout, and record producer, best known for his work with his former wife Tina Turner as one half of the Ike & Tina Turner duo. Spanning a career that lasted half a century, Ike's repertoire included blues, soul, rock, and funk. Alongside his former wife, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and in 2001 was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Death of Ike Turner Turner died at 76 years old at his home in San Marcos, California, near San Diego. Ike Turner was 76 years old at the time of his death
On January 16, 2008 (over a month later) it was reported by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office that he died from a cocaine overdose.
Teresa Brewer (May 7, 1931 – October 17, 2007) was an American pop and jazz singer who was one of the most popular female singers of the 1950s. Born Theresa Breuer in Toledo, Ohio, Brewer died of a neuromuscular disease at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. at the age of 76
Death of Teresa Brewer Teresa Brewer died on October 17, 2007, at her home in New Rochelle, New York, of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare degenerative brain disease. Teresa Brewer was 76 at the time of his death.
Altogether, she recorded nearly 600 song titles. For her contribution to the recording industry, Teresa Brewer has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street.
In the 1980's and 1990's Teresa Brewer recorded a number of albums including tribute albums to Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and Irving Berlin. She also recorded with such jazz greats as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bobby Hackett.
Hal Fishman is a minor celebrity. But very famouse in Los Angeles and is one of my favorites.
Hal Fishman (August 25, 1931 – August 7, 2007) was the longest-running news anchor in the history of American television, having served on-air for Los Angeles television stations continuously between 1960 and his death in 2007. He was also a record-holding aviator.
Hal Fishman was 76 years old at the time of his death.
Fishman died August 7, 2007 at home, following recent treatment for a liver infection, which had detected cancer in his liver and colon. That morning the station interrupted its regular news schedule and dedicated much the entire Morning Show and Prime News broadcasts to Fishman. The reporters on Prime News did not break for commercials that evening. Hal Fishman's last broadcast was on July 30, 8 days before his death.
The night before Hal became ill, KTLA celebrated Hal's 47 years in television with a special gala at the Autry National Museum in Los Angeles, an event attended by such dignitaries as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles County Sherriff Lee Baca. The event was emceed by Morning Show Anchor Michaela Pereira. During the gala, Hal spoke to the audience about his time in television. Fishman appeared somewhat fatigued but little would be known about his health until the day after.
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (February 1, 1931 – April 23, 2007) was the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999.
Boris Yeltsin died of congestive heart failure on 23 April 2007 at the age of 76. According to experts quoted by Komsomolskaya Pravda, recent outbreak of Yeltsin's disease was due to his visit to Jordan from 25 March to 2 April. He was buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery on 25 April 2007 , following a period during which his body had lain in state in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow. Yeltsin is the first Russian statesman in 113 years to be buried in a church ceremony, after Emperor Alexander III.
The day of his funeral was declared by President Putin to be a national day of mourning with flags flown at half-staff and all entertainment programs suspended for the day.
Yeltsin is survived by his wife, Naina Iosifovna Yeltsina, whom he married in 1956, and their two daughters Yelena and Tatyana, born in 1957 and 1959, respectively.
Don Ho, born Donald Tai Loy Ho (August 13, 1930 – April 14, 2007) was a Hawaiian musician and entertainer.
Life and career
Ho, of mixed Chinese, Hawaiian, Portuguese, Dutch, and German descent, was born in the small Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaiako, but he grew up in Kineiohe on the windward side of the island of O?ahu. He was a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools in 1949 and he attended Springfield College in 1950, but returned home to earn a bachelor's degree in sociology at University of Hawai'i in 1953. In 1954 Ho entered the United States Air Force and spent time flying fighter jets in both Texas and Hawaii.
Don Ho died at 76. In September 2006, Ho married Haumea Hebenstreit, who produced his show at the Waikiki Beachcomber. Although he had a new pacemaker installed on September 16, 2006, Ho died in Waikiki from heart failure on April 14, 2007. On May 11, 2007 Ho's 51 year old daughter Dayna died in a friend's home in Waialua on the North Shore of O'ahu. The Honolulu medical examiner's office determined that the cause of death was an accidental methamphetamine overdose.
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Ho left the United States Air Force in 1959 due to his mother's illness and began singing at his mother's club, Honey's. In 1963, he moved from Kineiohe to Waikiki in Honolulu and played at a night club called Duke's owned by Duke Kahanamoku, where he caught the attention of record company officials.
Ho was originally signed to Reprise Records. Ho released his debut album, Don Ho Show, in 1965 and began to play high profile locations in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and New York City. In 1966 he released his second album, a live compilation called Don Ho — Again!, which charted in the early part of that year. In the fall of 1966, Ho released his most famous song, Tiny Bubbles, which charted on both the pop (#8 Billboard) and easy listening charts and caused the subsequent Tiny Bubbles LP to remain in the album Top 20 for almost a year. Another song that was familiar with Don was the song "Pearly Shells". Guest appearances on television shows such as I Dream of Jeannie, The Brady Bunch, Sanford and Son, Charlie's Angels, and Fantasy Island soon followed. Although his album sales peaked in the late 1960s, he was able to land a television spot on ABC from October 1976 to March 1977 with the Don Ho Show variety program which aired on weekday mornings
Ho was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 2005 and had a pacemaker installed. He contacted Theravitae, a biotechnology company specializing in treating heart conditions with adult stem cells working in conjunction with Dr. Amit Patel, a cardiac surgeon and pioneer of the use of adult stem cells for heart disease. On December 6, 2005, Ho had his own blood-derived stem cells injected into his heart by Patel with his surgeons in Thailand. The treatment went without incident. Later in the month, Ho said, "I'm feeling much better and I'm so happy I came up here to do it."
Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens, Jr., (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006) was an American singer and guitarist, with 20 number-one hits on the Billboard country music charts. Both as a solo artist and with his legendary band, the Buckaroos. Buck Owens and the the Buckaroos pioneered what has come to be called the Bakersfield sound — a reference to Bakersfield, California, the city Owens called home and from which he drew inspiration for what he preferred to call "American Music
Death of Buck Owens Buck Owens died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack on March 25, 2006, only hours after performing at his Crystal Palace restaurant, club and museum in Bakersfield. He had successfully recovered from oral cancer in the early 1990s, but had additional health problems near the end of the 1990s and the beginning of the 21st century, including pneumonia and a minor stroke suffered in 2004. These health problems had forced him to curtail his regular weekly performances with the Buckaroos at his Crystal Palace.
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