Jack Greene (January 7, 1930 – March 15, 2013) was an American country musician. Nicknamed the "Jolly Greene Giant" due to his height and deep voice, Greene was a long time member of the Grand Ole Opry. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Greene is best-known for his 1966 hit "There Goes My Everything." The song dominated the Country music charts for nearly two months in 1967 and earned Greene "Male Vocalist of the Year", "Single of the Year", "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" honors from the Country Music Association. Green had a total of five #1 Country hits and three others that reached the Top Ten. Billboard magazine named Greene one of the Top 100 "Most Played Artists".
Jack Greene cause of death
Jack Greene died at home on March 15, 2013, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Jack Greene was 82 years old at the time of his death.
Beryl Davis (March 16, 1924 – October 28, 2011) was a British big band singer; born into a show business family, her father was Harry Davis, and her sister is Lisa Davis Waltz, a teen actress in the 1950s and 1960s.
Born in Plymouth, England, she began to sing for her father's band, and became popular singing for British and Allied troops during World War II. Glenn Miller discovered her in London, and she sang for the Army Air Force Orchestra.
She moved to Los Angeles post-war with her father's big band, and with Frank Sinatra for one year on "Your Hit Parade."
She was part of "The Four Girls" singing group, with Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, and Connie Haines. They recorded sixteen singles, and albums that became best sellers.
Beryl Davis Cause of Death Beryl Davis died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Beryl Davis was 87 years old at the time of her death.
"Bluebirds in the Moonlight" (Beryl Davis, 1939)
Connie Haines - Beryl Davis - Rhonda Fleming - Jane Russell
Mary Fickett (May 23, 1928 – September 8, 2011) was an American actress, best-known for her roles in the American television dramas, The Edge of Night — as Sally Smith (1961), and as Dr. Katherine Lovell (1967-68) — and as Ruth Parker Brent on All My Children (1970-1996; 1999-2000).
Mary Fickett cauase of death In 2007, Fickett moved in with her daughter, Bronwyn Congdon, in Colonial Beach, Virginia, where she remained bedridden. Fickett died September 8, 2011, aged 83, at her Callao, Virginia home, from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
All My Children: After the Tornado, Ruth and Joe Find Tad Mary Fickett as Ruth
Marian Mercer (November 26, 1935 – April 27, 2011) was an American actress and singer.
She drew critical notice for her performance in New Faces of 1962, and won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, and the Theatre World Award for Promises, Promises (1968).
Marian Mercer Cause of Death Marian Mercer died from Alzheimer's disease, in Newbury Park, California. Marian Mercer was 75 years old at the time of her death.
Alexander "Alex" Anderson, Jr. (September 5, 1920 – October 22, 2010) was an American cartoonist who created the characters of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Bullwinkle, and Dudley Do-Right, as well as the more obscure Crusader Rabbit. He was not directly involved in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show however, because he did not want to move from San Francisco to Los Angeles with business partner and childhood friend Jay Ward. Ward recruited others in Los Angeles, and Anderson functioned only in a consulting role, thereby missing out on most of the credit for his creations.
Death of Alex Anderson Alex Anderson died due to complications of Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Carmel, California. Alex Anderson was 90 years old at the time of his death
Jacqueline Ruth "Ilene" Woods (May 5, 1929 – July 1, 2010) was an American singer and actress who voiced Cinderella in the 1950 classic film.
Woods sang for President Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park. She also sang at the White House for President Truman, after singing for the soldiers and sailors of war.
In 2003, she was awarded a Disney Legends award for her voicework on the film Cinderella. One of her last film appearances was in Touched By An Angel as night nurse Cassie.
Death of Ilene Woods Woods died on July 1, 2010, at age 81, from causes related to Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Canoga Park. She did not recognize a lot of what was going on around her, but the nurses found that she was most comforted by "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," so they played it for her as often as possible. Her husband, Ed Shaughnessy, told the Los Angeles Times. In addition to her husband of 47 years, she was survived by their son, a daughter from her first marriage, and three grandchildren.
Sam Butera (August 17, 1927 – June 3, 2009) was a tenor saxophone player best noted for his collaborations with Louis Prima and Keely Smith. Butera is frequently regarded as a crossover artist who performed with equal ease in both R & B and the post-big band pop style of jazz that permeated the early Vegas nightclub scene
Death of Sam Butera Sam Butera died in Las Vegas at age 81. Sam Butera had Alzheimer's Disease.
Charlton Heston (October 4, 1924 – April 5, 2008) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. In a long career, Heston was known for playing heroic roles, such as Harry Steele in Secret of the Incas , Moses in The Ten Commandments, Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur. Early in his career, he was one of a handful of Hollywood stars to publicly speak out against racism and was active in the civil rights movement. During the latter part of his movie career, he starred in films such as The Omega Man and Soylent Green that had a strong environmental message. He was president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003.
Death of Charlton Heston Heston died on April 5, 2008 at his home in Beverly Hills, California with his wife by his side. Charlton Heston was 84 years old at the time of his death. He had Alzheimer's disease since 2002 but the cause of death is not known.
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Peer Gynt (1941) (student film) Dark City (1950) Introducing Charlton Heston (1950) Julius Caesar (1950 film) (1950) Ruby Gentry (1952) The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) The Savage (1952) Arrowhead (1953) Bad for Each Other (1953) Pony Express (1953) The President's Lady (1953) Three Lives (1953) Secret of the Incas (1954) The Naked Jungle (1954) Lucy Gallant (1955) The Far Horizons (1955) The Private War of Major Benson (1955) The Ten Commandments (1956) Three Violent People (1957) The Big Country (1958) The Buccaneer (1958) Touch of Evil (1958) Ben-Hur (1959) The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) El Cid (1961) The Fugitive Eye (1961) (hosted by Fred Astaire) The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) 55 Days at Peking (1963) Diamond Head (1963) The Five Cities of June (1963) Major Dundee (1965) The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) The War Lord (1965) The Egyptologists (1965) Khartoum (1966) Think Twentieth (1967) Maugli (1967) (narrator in English version) All About People (1967) The American Film: 1966 White House Festival of the Arts (1967) While I Run This Race (1967) Counterpoint (1968) Planet of the Apes (1968) Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968) Will Penny (1968) The Movie Experience: A Matter of Choice (1968) Number One (1969) The Heart of Variety (1969) Rod Laver's Wimbledon (1969) Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Julius Caesar (1970) The Hawaiians (1970) The Festival Game (1970) King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970) The Last Man Alive (1971) The Omega Man (1971) Antony and Cleopatra (1972) Skyjacked (1972) The Call of the Wild (1972) Our Active Earth (1972) A Look at the World of Soylent Green (1973) Soylent Green (1973) The Three Musketeers (1973) Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1973) Airport 1975 (1974) Earthquake (1974) The Four Musketeers (1974) The Fun of Your Life (1975) Midway (1976) The Last Hard Men (1976) They Were There (1976) Two-Minute Warning (1976) America at the Movies (1976) Crossed Swords (1977) Gray Lady Down (1978) The Awakening (1980) The Mountain Men (1980) Mother Lode (1982) Chiefs (1983) (mini-series) The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (1985) Directed by William Wyler (1986) Proud Men (1987) Call from Space (1989) (voice) Almost an Angel (1990) Solar Crisis (1990) Treasure Island (1990) Genghis Khan (1992) (unfinished) A Thousand Heroes (1992) (TV) Tombstone (1993) Wayne's World 2 (1993) SeaQuest DSV (1993) (TV) True Lies (1994) A Century of Cinema (1994) In the Mouth of Madness (1995) Friends (1995) (Guest as Himself) The Avenging Angel (1995) (TV) Alaska (1996) Hamlet (1996) (1 Player) Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right (1996) The Dark Mist (1996) Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997) Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1997) Hercules (1997) Armageddon (1998) Any Given Sunday (1999) Gideon (1999) Planet of the Apes (2001) The Order (2001) Town & Country (2001) Last Party 2000 (2001) Cats & Dogs (2001) (voice) My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 (2003)
Early life Heston was born John Charles Carter in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Lilla (née Charlton) and Russell Whitford Carter, a mill operator. When he was ten, his parents divorced. Shortly thereafter, his mother married Chester Heston. The new family moved to well-off Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. Heston (his new surname) attended New Trier High School.
He enrolled in the school's drama program, where he performed with such outstanding results that he earned a drama scholarship to Northwestern University from the Winnetka Community Theatre in which he was also active. While still in high school, he played in the silent 16 mm amateur film adaptation of Peer Gynt made by David Bradley. Several years later the same team produced the first sound version of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, in which Heston played Mark Antony.
In 1944, Heston left college and enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. He served for two years as a B-25 radio operator/gunner stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands with the Eleventh Air Force, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
While in the service, he married fellow Northwestern student Lydia Marie Clarke in 1944. After the war, the two lived in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, where they worked as models. They have a son, Fraser Clarke Heston and an adopted daughter, Holly Ann Heston.
Seeking a way to make it in theater, Charlton and Lydia Heston decided in 1947 to manage a playhouse in Asheville, North Carolina. In 1948, they went back to New York where Heston was offered a supporting role in a Broadway revival of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, starring Katharine Cornell. He also had success in television, playing a number of roles in CBS's Studio One, one of the most popular anthology dramas of the 1950s.
Acting career Heston's most frequently played roles on stage include the title role in Macbeth, Sir Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons, and Mark Antony in both Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra. He also cited Mister Roberts as one of his favorite roles, and tried unsuccessfully to revive the show in the early '90s.
He was unable to use his birth name, John Carter, as an actor because it bore too close a resemblance to the name of the hero in Edgar Rice Burroughs' first novel A Princess of Mars, which was in development at the time although the production fell through. In 1950, he earned recognition for his appearance in his first professional movie, Dark City. His breakthrough came in 1952 with his role of a circus manager in The Greatest Show on Earth. Heston was Billy Wilder's first choice to play JJ Sefton in Stalag 17 (1953). The role was eventually given to Oscar winner William Holden. But the muscular, 6 ft 3 in, square jawed Heston became an icon by portraying Moses in The Ten Commandments, a part he was chosen for reportedly because director Cecil B. DeMille thought that he bore an uncanny resemblance to the statue of Moses by Michelangelo.
He played leading roles in a number of fictional and historical epics—such as Ben-Hur, El Cid, 55 Days at Peking, The Agony and the Ecstasy (as Michelangelo himself), and Khartoum—during his long career. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his 1959 performance in the title role of Ben-Hur, one of 11 earned by that film. Heston accepted the role in Ben-Hur after Burt Lancaster, another similarly tall, muscular, square jawed, blonde, blue eyed actor, turned it down. Many years later, Lancaster charged that if Heston became typecast in heroic roles it was his own fault, because "he accepted the limitation." And although Lancaster later took on the role of Moses in a TV version of Moses' life, it was Heston who would be identified with the Biblical epic more than any other actor, voicing the role of Judah Ben-Hur for a cartoon version of the Lew Wallace novel as late as 2003.
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Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). Born in Illinois, Reagan moved to Hollywood in the 1930s, where he became an actor, president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and a spokesman for General Electric. Reagan became involved in politics during his work for G.E. and switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in 1962. After delivering a rousing speech in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential candidacy in 1964, he was persuaded to seek the California Governorship, winning two years later and again in 1970. He was defeated in his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 as well as 1976, but won both the nomination and election in 1980.
Death Reagan died at his home in Bel-Air, California, at 1:00 PM PDT on June 5, 2004. A short time after his death, Nancy Reagan released a statement saying: "My family and I would like the world to know that President Ronald Reagan has passed away after 10 years of Alzheimer's Disease at 93 years of age. We appreciate everyone's prayers." Reagan's body was taken to the Kingsley and Gates Funeral Home in Santa Monica, California later in the day, where well-wishers paid tribute by laying flowers and American flags in the grass. On June 7, his body was removed and taken to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where a brief family funeral service was held. His body lay in repose in the Library lobby until June 9; over 100,000 people viewed the coffin
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