Billie Wayne Grammar (August 28, 1925 – August 10, 2011), known professionally as Billy Grammar, was an American country music singer and noted guitar player. He is best known for the million-selling "Gotta Travel On", which made it onto both the country and pop music charts in 1959. It was Grammar's first hit record, and his most enduring.
In 1990, Grammar was inducted into the Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame, along with Tex Williams, Lulu Belle and Scotty, and Patsy Montana. Grammar suffers from a degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa. He became completely blind. On February 27, 2009, he was honored by the Grand Ole Opry for his 50 years as a member.
Billy Grammer cause of death Grammar died on August 10, 2011, at 12:20 a.m. He was in Benton Hospital being treated for a long-term illness, which included suffering a heart attack in January. Billy Grammer was 85 years old at the time of his death. He was eighteen days short of his 86th birthday.
Robert Frank "Rob" Grill (November 30, 1943 – July 11, 2011) was an American lead singer, songwriter and bass guitarist of the rock and roll band, The Grass Roots.
Grill launched a solo career in 1979, assisted on his solo album by several members of Fleetwood Mac. Responding to 60s nostalgia, Grill then reformed The Grass Roots (billed "The Grass Roots Starring Rob Grill") and had with the toured the United States with the reunited outfit since the 1980s.
Grill composed sixteen songs for The Grass Roots and his solo album. One of these appeared as a single "A" side. It is "Come On And Say It". His other fifteen compositions appeared on single "B" sides and albums. He wrote frequently with Warren Entner and they were considered a songwriting team. Grill played with The Grass Roots on sixteen albums, seven of which charted. He took part in thirty two Grass Roots singles released, twenty one of which charted.
Rob Grill Cause of Death Grill died July 11, 2011 in an Orlando, Florida hospital. He had been in a coma since sustaining a head injury several weeks earlier when he fell after suffering a stroke in northern California. Rob Grill was 67 years old at the time of his death.
The Grass Roots-Midnight confessions Rob Grill is the mustache (bass guitar)
Manuel Galbán (1931 – July 7, 2011) was a Grammy winning Cuban guitarist, pianist and arranger, most notable for his work with Los Zafiros, Ry Cooder and the Buena Vista Social Club. The last surviving member of Los Zafiros,
In 2001 he recorded Mambo Sinuendo with Ry Cooder which won the 2003 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Manuel Galban Cause of Death Manuel Galban passed away on July 7, 2011 of cardiac arrest at his home in Havana, Cuba. Manuel Galban was 80 years old at the time of his death.
Manuel Galban & Ry Cooder Echale Salsita Manuel Galban (wearing a hat) - On Guitar
Carl Gardner (born Carl Edward Gardner; April 29, 1928 – June 12, 2011), was an American singer, best known as the foremost member and founder of The Coasters.
Gardner was born in Tyler Texas. He formed the group with Bobby Nunn in 1955, after leaving The Robins, at the behest of the songwriting/producing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Gardner's son, Carl Jr., officially joined The Coasters in late 2005, after Gardner semi-retired, although Carl Jr. had been touring with them since at least 1998.
Carl Gardner Cause of Death Carl Gardner, Sr. died on June 12, 2011, after suffering with Congestive Heart Failure and Vascular Dementia. (Source: Coasters Website.) His son Carl, Jr., having taken over as lead singer of The Coasters, carries on with the group. Carl Gardner was 83 years old at the time of his death.
The Coasters - Poison Ivy. Lead Singer: Carl Gardner
Andrew Maurice Gold (August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011) was an American singer, musician and songwriter. His work includes the Top 10 single "Lonely Boy" (1977), as well as the singles "Thank You for Being a Friend" (1978), and "Never Let Her Slip Away" (1978).
"Thank You for Being a Friend" was a theme song for "The Golden Girls"
Andrew Gold was a prolific multi-instrumentalist as artist, producer, film composer, session musician, actor, painter, and singer.
Andrew Gold was born in Burbank, California, and later joined a family business. His mother is singer Marni Nixon (who provided the singing voice for numerous actresses, notably Natalie Wood in West Side Story, Deborah Kerr in The King and I, and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady); his father was Ernest Gold, the Academy Award-winning composer for the movie Exodus. He has two younger sisters. Gold began writing songs at the age of 13.
Andrew Gold Cause of Death Gold died on June 3, 2011, Andrew died in his sleep at age 59 from Heart Attack. He leaves behind his wife, Leslie Kogan; daughters Emily, Victoria and Olivia and his mother, Marni Nixon.
Farley Earle Granger (July 1, 1925 – March 27, 2011) was an American actor. In a career spanning several decades, he perhaps was known best for his two collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Rope in 1948 and Strangers on a Train in 1951.
Farley Granger Cause of Death Farley Granger died of natural causes Farley Granger was 85 years old at the time of his death.
Michael Gough (November 23, 1916 – March 17, 2011) was a British character actor who appeared in over 100 films. He is perhaps best known to international audiences by his recurring role as Alfred Pennyworth in all four movies of the Burton/Schumacher Batman franchise, beginning with Batman (1989).
He won Broadway's 1979 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role – Play) for Bedroom Farce. He was also nominated in the same category in 1988 for Breaking the Code.
He won a BAFTA TV Award in 1957 and was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award in 1972 for his work in The Go-Between.
He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play in 1979 for Bedroom Farce and again in 1988 for Breaking the Code.
Death of Michael Gough Michael Gough died on Thursday, March 17th, 2011 at the age of 94. He is survived by his 4th wife, Henrietta.
Betty Garrett (May 23, 1919 – February 12, 2011) was an American actress, comedienne, singer and dancer who originally performed on Broadway before being signed to a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. While there, she appeared in several musical films before returning to Broadway and making guest appearances on several television series.
Later, she became known for the roles she played in two prominent 1970s sitcoms: Archie Bunker's liberal neighbor Irene Lorenzo in All in the Family and landlady Edna Babish in Laverne & Shirley.
In later years, Garrett appeared in television series such as Grey's Anatomy, Boston Public and Becker as well as in several Broadway plays and revivals.
Betty Garrett won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for a role of landlady Edna Babish in Laverne & Shirley.
Death of Betty Garrett Betty Garrett died of an aortic aneurysm in Los Angeles on February 12, 2011, Betty Garrett was 91 years old at the time of her death.
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.
Greg Giraldo (December 10, 1965 - September 29, 2010) was an American stand-up comedian, television personality, insult comic and former lawyer. He died Wednesday, September 29, 2010, after being hospitalized on September 25 for an overdose of prescription medication.
Greg has appeared in Comedy Central's annual roasts roasting Chevy Chase, Pam Anderson, William Shatner, Jeff Foxworthy, Flavor Flav, Bob Saget, Joan Rivers, Larry the Cable Guy, and David Hasslehoff, as well as the TBS roast of Cheech & Chong.
Giraldo served as a judge during season seven of the NBC reality competition show Last Comic Standing.
Death Greg Giraldo On September 25, 2010, Giraldo overdosed on prescription pills in his New Jersey hotel room; he was discovered by a friend after failing to appear at a scheduled concert in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. It is not known if the overdose was accidental or a suicide attempt. Giraldo's management company told the press the following day that he'd had "an accidental overdose, and he is in critical condition." On September 29, 2010, friend and fellow comedian Jim Norton confirmed the death of Greg Giraldo, due to complications from the overdose. His family was with him at the time of his death.
Harold V. Goldstein (December 10, 1923 – September 11, 2010), best known by his stage name Harold Gould, was an American actor best known for playing Martin Morgenstern in the 1970s sitcoms Rhoda and The Mary Tyler Moore Show and as Miles Webber on The Golden Girls. Gould acted in film and television for nearly 50 years, appearing in more than 300 television shows, 20 major motion pictures, and over 100 stage plays, and received Emmy Award nominations five times. He is known for playing elegant, well-dressed men, and he regularly played Jewish characters and grandfather-type figures on television and film
Gould worked steadily in television in the 1960s and early 1970s, including roles in Dennis the Menace, Dr. Kildare, Hazel, The Twilight Zone, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, The F.B.I., The Big Valley, Cannon and Mission: Impossible.
Gould played Miles Webber, the steadfast boyfriend of Rose Nylund (Betty White) on the NBC series The Golden Girls (he also played a different boyfriend of Rose's named Arnie in the show's first season). He portrayed the father of a villain called The Prankster on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and made guest appearances on television series such as Felicity, The King of Queens, Touched by an Angel, and Judging Amy. Gould's film roles in the 1990s and 2000s include appearances in Stuart Little, Patch Adams, Master of Disguise, the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday, Nobody's Perfect, and Whisper of the Heart.
Death of Harold Gould Gould lived in Los Angeles with his wife, Lea. Harold Gould died from prostate cancer on September 11, 2010. He is survived by two sons, Joshua and Lowell, and a daughter, Deborah. Harold Gould was 86 years old at the time of his death.
Paul Dedrick Gray (April 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010), also known by his number #2, or "The Pig", was an American musician best known as the bassist of the Grammy Award winning rock band Slipknot.
Death of Paul Gray On May 24, 2010, The Des Moines Register reported that Gray had been found dead at a room in the Town Plaza hotel in Urbandale, Iowa. He is survived by his wife Brenna. He and his wife were expecting their first child at the time of his death.
On June 21, 2010, autopsy results were released that stated Gray had died of an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl, and had also shown signs of "significant heart disease".
Slipknot - Wait and Bleed - Live at London Arena Paul Gray on Bass (left handed)
Born: Peter Aurness March 18, 1926 Minneapolis, Minnesota Died: March 14, 2010 (aged 83) Pacific Palisades, California
Peter Graves was an American film and television actor. He was known for his starring role in the television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973, and its revival, from 1988 to 1990. He was the younger brother of character actor James Arness.
Death of Peter Graves Graves died on March 14, 2010, just four days prior to his 84th birthday. He collapsed outside his home in Pacific Palisades, shortly after returning from a Sunday brunch with his family. His daughter tried to revive him, but failed. According to Graves' business manager, Graves died of a heart attack
Awards Peter Graves won a Golden Globe Award in 1971 for his role as Jim Phelps in the series Mission: Impossible. He won an Emmy Award for outstanding informational series in 1997 as host of A&E Biography
Hollywood Walk of Fame Peter Graves' star was added just 5 months before his death
Airplane - Trailer
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Peter Grave Filmography
* Winning Your Wings (1942) (short subject) * Up Front (1951) * Fort Defiance (1951) * The Congregation (1952) * Red Planet Mars (1952) * Stalag 17 (1953) * War Paint (1953) * East of Sumatra (1953) * Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) * Killers from Space (1954) * The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) * The Raid (1954) * Black Tuesday (1954) * Fort Yuma (1955) * The Long Gray Line (1955) * Robbers' Roost (1955) * Wichita (1955) * The Naked Street (1955) * The Night of the Hunter (1955) * The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) * It Conquered the World (1956) * Hold Back the Night (1956) * Canyon River (1956) * Beginning of the End (1957) * Bayou (1957) * Death in Small Doses (1957)
* Wolf Larsen (1958) * A Stranger in My Arms (1959) * A Rage to Live (1965) * Texas Across the River (1966) * The Ballad of Josie (1967) * Mission: Impossible vs. the Mob (1968) (compilation of episodes released to European theaters) * Sergeant Ryker (1968) * The Five Man Army (1969) * Where Have All The People Gone? (1974) (TV movie) * Scream of the Wolf (1974) * Sidecar Racers (1975) * The Mysterious Monsters (1976) (documentary) (narrator) * High Seas Hijack (1978) (in English version) * The Clonus Horror (1979) * Survival Run (1980) * Airplane! (1980) * The Guns and the Fury (1981) * Savannah Smiles (1982) * Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) * The Winds of War (1983) * Number One with a Bullet (1987) * War and Remembrance (1988) * Addams Family Values (1993) * House on Haunted Hill (1999) * Men in Black II (2002) * Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Kathryn Grayson (February 9, 1922 – February 17, 2010) was an American actress and operatic soprano singer.
Grayson was contracted to MGM and was given lead roles in such films as Show Boat (1951) and Kiss Me Kate (1953). She was paired with Howard Keel and Mario Lanza in some of her films.
She progressed to theatre work including the highly successful Camelot from 1962 until 1964. During the 1960s, she performed in several operas, including La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Orpheus in the Underworld and La traviata.
Personal life & Death of Kathryn Grayson In Hollywood she married twice, first to the actor John Shelton and then to the actor/singer Johnnie Johnston. Both marriages ended in divorce. Her second marriage produced her only child, her daughter Patricia Kathryn Johnston (b. October 7, 1948).
Grayson died in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles, California on February 17, 2010, at the age of 88
Kathryn Grayson and Carl Esmond - "You and the Waltz and I"
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Kathryn Grayson Filmography
1941 Andy Hardy's Private Secretary 1942 The Vanishing Virginian 1942 Rio Rita 1942 Seven Sweethearts 1943 Thousands Cheer 1945 Anchors Aweigh Susan Abbott 1946 Ziegfeld Follies 1946 Two Sisters from Boston 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn 1948 The Kissing Bandit 1949 That Midnight Kiss 1949 Some of the Best 1950 The Toast of New Orleans 1951 Grounds for Marriage 1951 Show Boat 1952 Lovely to Look At 1953 The Desert Song 1953 So This Is Love 1953 Kiss Me Kate 1956 The Vagabond King 1977 The Amazing World of Psychic Phenomena 1994 A Century of Cinema 2003 Cole Porter in Hollywood: Too Darn Hot 2004 The Masters Behind the Musicals
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