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  • J.J. Cale: Born: 05-12-1938 - Died: 26-07-2013
    J.J. Cale was an American songwriter and musician whose songs became gold for other musicians; “Cocaine” and “After Midnight” became well-known hits for Eric Clapton, while “Call Me The Breeze” was popularized by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Born in Oklahoma City, Cale took influences from cajun music, blues, R&B, and rock to form a laid-back sound that […]
    Richie Havens: Born: 21-01-1941 - Died: 22-04-2013
    Richie Havens was a folk singer and guitarist who was well-known for being the first performer at Woodstock. He was fond of performing covers of popular songs and did an especially well-liked version of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman”. Havens held the Woodstock crowd’s attention for nearly three hours, as he was told to […]
    Luis Avalos: Born: 02-09-1946 - Died: 22-01-2014
    Luis Avalos was a Cuban-born actor who starred in several popular television and film roles, mostly in the ’70s. His most well-known role was on “The Electric Company”, where he played several characters. He also founded the Americas Theatre Arts Foundation in Los Angeles in 2000, an organization that supports Latin American actors and productions.
    Roddy Piper: Born: 1954-04-17 - Died: 2015-07-31
    Roddy Piper, also known as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Hot Rod” (real name: Roderick George “Roddy” Toombs) was a professional wrestler and an actor from Canada, but known more for his Scottish heritage, which he used heavily as part of his wrestling persona. Piper was one of the bets-known stars in professional wrestling history, up […]
    Lynn Anderson: Born: 1947-09-26 - Died: 2015-07-30
    Lynn Anderson was an award-winning country music singer known for hits like (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away), Promises, Promises, He’d Still Love ME, I’ve Been Everywhere, Rocky Top, It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, and I’m Alright, among others.
    Ann Rule: Born: 1930-10-22 - Died: 2015-07-26
    Ann Rule was a writer best known for her true crime work. She is best known as the author of The Stranger Beside Me, a book about serial killer Ted Bundy. Her book Small Sacrifices, which was about Oregon child murderer Diane Downs is also well known. Much of Rule’s work centered around murder cases […]
    Omar Sharif: Born: 1932-04-10 - Died: 2015-07-10
    Omar Sharif was an Egyptian actor best known for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and Funny Girl. He was nominated for an Academy Award and won 2 Golden Globes for Lawrence of Arabia. He also won a Golden Globe for Doctor Zhivago.
    Jerry Weintraub: Born: 1937-09-26 - Died: 2015-07-06
    Jerry Weintraub was a talent agent, concert promoter, film producer, and the chairman and CEO of United Artists. He produced films like The Karate Kid, Ocean’s Eleven (the remake) and HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, among others.
    Ken Weatherwax: Born: 1955-09-29 - Died: 2014-12-07
    Ken Weatherwax was an American actor best known for his role as Pugsley Addams on the classic TV show The Addams Family. He reprised the role in the 1977 TV movie Halloween with the New Addams Family, but did not do any more acting after that.
    George Hamilton IV: Born: 1937-07-19 - Died: 2014-09-17
    George Hamilton IV was a country musician, who got his start in the 1950s as a teen idol. He transitioned to country music in the 60s. He has roughly thirty-five albums (including compilations) to his credit.