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    Steve Julian: Born: 1958-07-04 - Died: 2016-04-24
    Steve Julian was a radio personality, who hosted Morning edition for NPR affiliate KPCC in Pasadena beginning in 2000. He was on the air from 5AM to 10Am each weekday. Prior to this job, he spent five years as a traffic reporter for Airwatch America in Santa Ana, California.
    Prince: Born: 1958-06-07 - Died: 2016-04-21
    Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as simply Prince (or at one point “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince” or an unpronounceable symbol), was a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was a huge, iconic pop sensation with an impressive career spanning from the mid-seventies through 2016 when he met his untimely demise. His music was […]
    Chyna: Born: 1969-12-27 - Died: 2016-04-20
    Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer) was a professional wrestler as well as an actress/adult film star, model, and bodybuilder. She was most known for her wrestling career having rose to fame in the WWF. She was the first woman to participate in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring events. She was also the […]
    Doris Roberts: Born: 1925-11-04 - Died: 2016-04-17
    Doris Roberts as an actress best known for her role as Ray’s mom on the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996 to 2005. She won five Emmy awards and a Screen Actors Guild award. Her acting career, which spanned across film, television, and stage, began in 1951. She received an honorary doctorate […]
    Ronit Elkabetz: Born: 1964-11-27 - Died: 2016-04-19
    Ronit Elkabetz was an Israeli actress and filmmaker, who worked in both Israeli and French movies. She won three Ophir Awards and seven nominations. She was also President of the Jury for the International Critics’ Week section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Her filmography spanning 1990 – 2016includes: The Appointed, Eddie King, Sh’Chur, Tzalaket, […]
    Arnold Wesker: Born: - Died: 2016-04-12
    Arnold Wesker was a British writer known most for his plays (of which he wrote 50). He also wrote four volumes of short stories, two volumes of essays, a book on journalism, a children’s book, journalistic articles, poetry, and more. Weskers works include: The Kitchen, Chicken Soup with Barley, Roots, I’m Talking about Jerusalem, Menace, […]
    David Gest: Born: 1953-05-11 - Died: 2016-04-12
    David Gest was a producer and television personality. He is known as a long-time friend of Michael Jackson and for producing “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years,” which is recognized as the highest rated musical television special in history. It debuted in 2001. Gest also appeared on British reality show “I’m a Celebrity…Get […]
    Leon Haywood: Born: 1942-02-11 - Died: 2016-04-05
    Leon Haywood was a funk and soul singer/songwriter as well as a record producer. He is responsible for the 1975 hit song “I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You,” which would go on to be sampled in an even bigger hit. The song’s musical structure is the basis for Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ […]
    Frank De Felitta: Born: 1921-08-03 - Died: 2016-03-29
    Frank De Felitta was an author best known for novels Audrey Rose and The Entity, both of which were adapted as horror movies. His other books included Oktoberfest, Sea Trial, Golgotha Falls, Funeral March, and L’Opera Italiano. He was also a producer and director. He won Emmy nominations for his documentaries, a Peabody Award and […]
    Merle Haggard: Born: 1937-04-06 - Died: 2016-04-06
    Merle Haggard was a country singer/songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. He was part of the “outlaw country” movement and had 38 number one hits. He also won numerous awards including the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for That’s the Way Love Goes in 1984; Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “Same Old Train” in […]
    Amber Rayne: Born: 1984-09-19 - Died: 2016-04-03
    Amber Rayne was an adult film star for roughly ten years. In 2009, she won an AVN Award for “Unsung Starlet of the Year” and and an XRCO Award for “Unsung Siren”. She was nominated for an AVN award for “Most Outrageous Sex Scene” in 2007, 2009, 1010, and 2012. Rayne was born in Detroit […]
    Patty Duke: Born: 1946-12-14 - Died: 2016-03-29
    Patty Duke was an actress best known for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, The Patty Duke Show in which she played two identical cousins, and Valley of the Dolls in which she played Neely O’Hara. She had 20 film credits and roughly 60 television credits to her name. Among her other […]
    Eric Engberg: Born: 1941-09-18 - Died: 2016-03-27
    Eric Engberg was a journalist and correspondent best known for his career at CBS News, which lasted from 1976 until his retirement in 2003. Engberg graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1963 before working at WTOP-TV, WTOP-FM, and WTOP-AM from 1968 through 1972. He then worked at Group W from ’72 […]
    Jim Harrison: Born: 1937-12-11 - Died: 2016-03-26
    Jim Harrison was a an author best known for his novella Legends of the Fall, which was turned into a film in 1994 starring Brad Pitt. He was an author of fiction, reviews, essays, poetry, and writings about food. He has been compared to Hemingway and Faulkner.
    Phife Dawg: Born: 1970-11-20 - Died: 2016-03-22
    Phife Dawg (real name Malik Taylor) was a rapper known best for his work in influential hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. The group’s hits included Scenario, Buggin’ Out, Check the Rhime, and Award Tour, among others.
    Andy Grove: Born: 1936-09-02 - Died: 2016-03-21
    Andy Grove was a businessman, and was considered a pioneer in the semiconductor industry. He was known as one of the of the founders and CEO of Intel. He was integral in turning the company into the giant it became.
    George Martin: Born: 1926-01-03 - Died: 2016-03-08
    Sir George Martin was a record producer, audio engineer, conductor, composer, and musician. He is best known for working with The Beatles, and is sometimes referred to as the fifth Beatle. He was knighted in 1996.
    Nancy Reagan: Born: 1921-07-06 - Died: 2016-03-06
    Nancy Reagan was an actress and the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She was the wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, and founded the “Just Say No” drug awareness campaign, which was widely considered to be her biggest initiative while in office.
    Ray Tomlinson: Born: 1941-04-23 - Died: 2016-03-05
    Ray Tomlinson was a computer programmer known for implementing the first email program on the ARPNET system, which was the precursor to the Internet. This was in 1971. It was the first system able to send mail between users on different hosts. Before that, mail could only be sent between users of the same computer. […]
    Joey Feek: Born: 1975-09-09 - Died: 2016-03-04
    Joey Feek was a country and bluegrass singer and half of the musical duo Joey + Rory. She as also married to Rory. Joey was the lead vocalist. The duo was a finalist on CMT’s Can You Duet competition in 2008. Their song Cheater, Cheater was a Top 40 hit on the Billboard country charts.
    Pat Conroy: Born: 1945-10-26 - Died: 2016-03-04
    Pat Conroy was a New York Times bestselling author best known for The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, which were both made into Oscar-nominated films, as well as several other acclaimed writings.
    Aubrey McClendon: Born: 1959-07-14 - Died: 2016-03-02
    Aubrey McClendon was the founder and CEO of American Energy Partners, LP as well as the co-founder and retired CEO and chairman of Chesapeake Energy. He was also an advocate for natural gas and a part-owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
    Bud Collins: Born: 1929-06-17 - Died: 2016-03-04
    Bud Collins was a journalist and TV sportscaster known best for his tennis commentary. He also played tennis himself in his younger days.
    George Kennedy: Born: 1925-02-18 - Died: 2016-02-28
    George Kennedy was an actor who appeared in over two hundred films and TV shows. Among is most memorable appearances were in Cool Hand Luke, Airport, The Naked Gun, Dallas, and Creepshow 2.
    Sonny James: Born: 1928-05-01 - Died: 2016-02-22
    Sonny James was a country music singer and songwriter best known for the song Young Love. He was known as the Southern Gentleman and had 72 charted releases from ’53 to ’83. He was in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
    Harper Lee: Born: 1926-04-28 - Died: 2016-02-19
    Harper Lee is an American novelist known for one of the most well-known American books, To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published in 1960. The book won a Pulitzer Prize and would go on to be taught in schools throughout the country.
    Antonin Scalia: Born: 1936-03-11 - Died: 2016-02-12
    Antonin Scalia was a Supreme Court Justice from 1986 until his death. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and his placement was valued very highly by many conservatives.
    George Gaynes: Born: 1917-05-16 - Died: 2016-02-15
    George Gaynes was a singer, actor, and comedy performer. He is best known for his roles in Police Academy, Tootsie, and Punky Brewster.
    Dave Mirra: Born: 1974-04-04 - Died: 2016-02-04
    Dave Mirra was an extreme sports athlete known for his BMX bicycle career and rally car racing. He held the record for most X Games medals until 2013. He was medalled in every X Games from 1995 to 2009.
    Maurice White: Born: 1941-12-19 - Died: 2016-02-03
    Maurice White was a singer-songwriter and musician known as the founder of Earth, Wind & Fire. He won seven Grammys and was nominated for 21. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.