1996 deaths

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  1. Tupac Shakur
    #1

    Tupac Shakur

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    Tupac Amaru Shakur (Previously known as Lesane Parish Crooks)(/ˈtpɑːk ʃəˈkʊər/ TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and (briefly) Makaveli, was an American rapper, author, actor, and poet. As of 2007, Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits are among the best selling albums in the United States. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, as well as one of the most influential rappers of all time.


  2. Claudette Colbert
    #2

    Claudette Colbert

    92,907 views

    Claudette Colbert (/klˈbɛər/; September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996) was a French-born American actress, and a leading lady for two decades.


  3. Charlene Holt
    #3

    Charlene Holt

    108,150 views

    Verna Charlene Stavely, professionally known as Charlene Holt, was an American actress known for her supporting roles in television and film.


  4. Dorothy Lamour
    #4

    Dorothy Lamour

    73,907 views

    Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996) was an American actress and singer. She is best remembered for appearing in the Road to... movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.


  5. Juliet Prowse
    #5

    Juliet Prowse

    78,686 views

    Juliet Anne Prowse (25 September 1936 – 14 September 1996) was an Anglo-Indian dancer, whose four-decade career included stage, television and film. She was reared in South Africa, where her family emigrated after World War II.


  6. Greer Garson
    #6

    Greer Garson

    65,113 views

    Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson Fogelson, CBE (29 September 1904 – 6 April 1996), was an Anglo-American actress who was very popular during the Second World War, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top-ten box office draws from 1942 to 1946. As one of the major stars at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the 1940s, Garson received seven Academy Award nominations, including a record five consecutive nominations, winning the Best Actress award for Mrs. Miniver (1942).


  7. Monika Dannemann
    #7

    Monika Dannemann

    61,290 views

    Monika Charlotte Dannemann (24 June 1945 – 5 April 1996) was a German figure skater and painter, mainly known as the last girlfriend of guitarist/singer Jimi Hendrix and later the wife of the German guitarist Uli Jon Roth of the Scorpions.


  8. Ella Fitzgerald
    #8

    Ella Fitzgerald

    56,405 views

    Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.


  9. Gene Kelly
    #9

    Gene Kelly

    43,001 views

    Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks, and the likeable characters that he played on screen.


  10. Demri Parrott
    #10

    Demri Parrott

    40,982 views

  11. Margaux Hemingway
    #11

    Margaux Hemingway

    41,091 views

    Margaux Louise Hemingway (16 February, 1954 – c. 29 June, 1996) was an American fashion model and actress. The statuesque Hemingway experienced visible success as a 'supermodel' in the mid-1970s appearing on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and TIME. She signed a million-dollar contract for Fabergé as the spokesmodel for Babe perfume. At the age of 42, Hemingway was found dead in her Santa Monica studio apartment due to a drug overdose.


  12. Marcello Mastroianni
    #12

    Marcello Mastroianni

    36,811 views

    Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni, Knight Grand Cross (28 September 1924 – 19 December 1996) was an Italian film actor. His prominent films include: La Dolce Vita; ; La Notte; Divorce, Italian Style; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Marriage Italian-Style; The 10th Victim; A Special Day; City of Women; Henry IV; Dark Eyes; and Stanno tutti bene. His honours included British Film Academy Awards, Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival and two Golden Globe Awards.


  13. Eva Cassidy
    #13

    Eva Cassidy

    33,798 views

    Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) was an American vocalist and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazz, blues, folk, gospel, country, rock and pop classics. In 1992, she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by the 1996 live solo album titled Live at Blues Alley. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C., when she died of melanoma in 1996.


  14. Joanne Dru
    #14

    Joanne Dru

    27,720 views

    Joanne Dru (January 31, 1922 – September 10, 1996) was an American film and television actress, known for such films as Red River and All the King's Men.


  15. Aliki Vougiouklaki
    #15

    Aliki Vougiouklaki

    26,474 views

    Aliki Vougiouklaki (Greek: Αλίκη Βουγιουκλάκη; 20 July 1934 – 23 July 1996) was a Greek actress, best known for her films and theatrical plays. Theatrically she has mostly created renditions of widely known Broadway musicals as well as Greek tragedy plays. She died after fighting pancreatic cancer at the age of 62.


  16. Dana Hill
    #16

    Dana Hill

    30,497 views

    Dana Hill (born Dana Lynne Goetz; May 6, 1964 – July 15, 1996) was an American actress and voice actress. Hill is best known for having played Audrey Griswald in National Lampoon’s European Vacation, and roles in Shoot the Moon and Cross Creek.


  17. Audrey Meadows
    #17

    Audrey Meadows

    21,548 views

    Audrey Meadows (February 8, 1922 – February 3, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the deadpan housewife Alice Kramden on the 1950s American television comedy The Honeymooners.


  18. Guy Madison
    #18

    Guy Madison

    23,262 views

    Guy Madison (January 19, 1922 – February 6, 1996) was an American film and television actor.


  19. Tiny Tim
    #19

    Tiny Tim

    22,184 views


  20. Brigitte Helm
    #20

    Brigitte Helm

    19,937 views

    Brigitte Helm (17 March 1906 – 11 June 1996) was a German actress, best remembered for her dual role as Maria and her double, the Maschinenmensch, in Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis.


  21. Faron Young
    #21

    Faron Young

    21,053 views

    Faron Young (February 25, 1932 – December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most successful and colorful stars. Hits including "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')" and "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" marked him as a honky-tonk singer in sound and personal style; and his chart-topping singles "Hello Walls" and "It's Four in the Morning" showed his versatility as a vocalist. Known as the Hillbilly Heartthrob, and following a movie role, the Young Sheriff, Young's singles reliably charted for more than 30 years. He committed suicide in 1996. Young is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.


  22. Howard E. Rollins Jr.
    #22

    Howard E. Rollins Jr.

    22,945 views

    Howard Ellsworth Rollins, Jr. (October 17, 1950 – December 8, 1996) was an American stage, film and television actor. He was perhaps best known for his portrayal of Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in the 1981 film Ragtime, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and two Golden Globe Awards. Rollins also had a successful career on television as Virgil Tibbs on the NBC/CBS television series In the Heat of the Night.


  23. Jonbenet Ramsey
    #23

    Jonbenet Ramsey

    17,799 views

    JonBenét Patricia Ramsey (/ˌɒnbəˈn pəˈtrɪʃə ˈræmzi/; August 6, 1990 – December 25, 1996) was a six-year-old American girl who was murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado, in 1996. Police found her body in the basement of the family home about eight hours after she was reported missing. She had been struck on the head and strangled.


  24. Oliver Mooney Lynn, Jr.
    #24

    Oliver Mooney Lynn, Jr.

    17,664 views

    Oliver Vanetta Lynn, Jr. (August 27, 1926 in Butcher Holler, KY – August 22, 1996 (aged 69) in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee), better known as Doolittle Lynn (also Doo and Mooney) was an American talent manager and country music figure, best known as the husband of country music legend Loretta Lynn. Over the course of their often-tumultuous nearly 50-year marriage, Doolittle was instrumental in developing Lynn's musical talent and country music career, purchasing her first guitar, getting her first radio appearances, and serving as her de facto talent manager for many years.


  25. Ted Bessell
    #25

    Ted Bessell

    16,844 views

    Howard Weston Bessell, Jr. (March 20, 1935 – October 6, 1996), known as Ted Bessell, was an American television actor and director.


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