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Category: Famous Deaths

David Carradine

David Carradine

April 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

David Carradine’s big break came in 1972, when he starred as martial arts master Kwai Chang Caine in the TV series Kung Fu. He also earned a name for himself playing vagabonds and folk heroes in films such as Martin Scorsese’s Boxcar Bertha and Bound for Glory. In more recent years, he starred as the […]

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James Cagney

James Cagney

April 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

James Cagney was born in Manhattan’s Lower East Side on July 17, 1899. While working at a department store, the soon-to-be-legendary big screen tough guy landed his first stage role in drag as a chorus girl. Cagney signed to Warner Brothers and made a name for himself by playing gangsters in films like Angels with […]

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Dana Plato “Diff’rent Strokes”

Dana Plato “Diff’rent Strokes”

December 8, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Dana Michelle Plato was born in Maywood, California, on Saturday 7 November 1964. Her first excursion into the film world occurred when she was eleven in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975).

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

September 20, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to […]

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Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten

September 20, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten (February 28, 1960 – August 14, 1980), who took the stage name Dorothy Stratten, was a Canadian Playboy Playmate, model, and actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979, Playmate of the Year in 1980  and was the second Playmate (after Lee Ann Michelle) born in the 1960s. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and in at […]

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John Lennon

John Lennon

August 23, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founder members of The Beatles, for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism and pacifism. He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance to the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City on 8 December 1980. Lennon had just returned from Record Plant […]

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Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

August 21, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

On the morning of September 13, 1982, Princess Grace and her daughter Stephanie were to head back to Monaco from their vacation residence, Roc Agel. They loaded the Rover P6 3500V8 with luggage and prepared for the 35-minute drive back to town. The car was so packed full of belongings, Princess Grace suggested to the  chauffeur that she […]

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James Brown

James Brown

August 17, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is one of the founding fathers of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance. In a career that spanned six decades, Brown profoundly influenced the development of many […]

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Vic Morrow

Vic Morrow

August 17, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

July 23, 1982, Morrow and two children, My-Ca Dinh Le (age 7), and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (age 6), died in an accident while filming on location for the Twilight Zone: The Movie in Ventura County, California, between Santa Clarita and Piru. Morrow was playing the role of Bill Connor, a racist who is taken back […]

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Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

August 17, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

  Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer; April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s. Mansfield was 20th Century […]

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Otis Redding

Otis Redding

August 17, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Otis Redding Killed In A Twin Engine Flight December 10, 1967, Famous singer Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash. The aircraft crashed into Lake Monoma, Wisconsin. The members of his band were also onboard. There was only one survivor of 6. Otis Redding recorded many soul records. He was one of many great singers of the 1960’s. On […]

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Aaliyah

Aaliyah

August 17, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

22 year old singer/actress Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash along with eight others on August 25, 2001. Aaliyah had just finished shooting a video for her single, “Rock The Boat”. It was reported that the plane was overloaded by hundreds of pounds. Many people wondered why Aaliyah was sent such a small plane […]

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Three young rock ‘n’ roll stars killed

Three young rock ‘n’ roll stars killed

August 17, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Buddy Holly, 22, Jiles P Richardson – known as the Big Bopper – 28, and Ritchie Valens, 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa. Buddy Holly was headlining the “Winter Dance Party,” a three-week tour through 24 midwestern cities featuring Ritchie Valens, the “Big Bopper” J.P. Richardson and Dion & […]

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

August 17, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

At the height of his career, Marvin Gaye was one of the most important soul artists in the world. Born in Washington in 1939, the multi talented musician began singing in Church by the age of four and by the time he turned seventeen he was singing with the Moonglows, a successful vocal harmony group […]

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Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

August 17, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Everybody in Martoni’s Italian restaurant had their eye on Sam Cooke. In his Sy Devore suit, the 33-year-old R&B singer cut a dashing figure. With his recent Live at the Copa album climbing the charts, Sam was on the brink of stepping up to the big leagues, a crossover figure on par with Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis, […]

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