1999 deaths

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  1. John Kennedy Jr.
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    John Kennedy Jr.

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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr. was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the only surviving son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and younger brother of Caroline Kennedy. His father was assassinated just before his third birthday.


  2. Dana Plato
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    Dana Plato

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    Dana Michelle Plato (November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999) was an American actress, notable for playing the role of Kimberly Drummond on the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986. After leaving the cast of Diff'rent Strokes, Plato attempted to establish herself as a working actress, with mixed success: she worked sporadically in made-for-TV movies and in independent films, and also did voice-over work. At age 34, after years of struggling with poverty and substance abuse, Plato died from an overdose of prescription drugs.


  3. Dusty Springfield
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    Dusty Springfield

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  4. Lili St. Cyr
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    Lili St. Cyr

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    Lili St. Cyr (June 3, 1917 – January 29, 1999), was a prominent American burlesque stripteaser.


  5. Victor Mature
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    Victor Mature

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    Victor John Mature (January 29, 1913 – August 4, 1999) was an American stage, film and television actor.


  6. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
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    Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

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    Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy (January 7, 1966 – July 16, 1999) was a former publicist for Calvin Klein and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Upon her marriage, Bessette-Kennedy's relationship with her husband and her fashion sense became the subject of intense media scrutiny, drawing comparisons to her mother-in-law Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.


  7. Hank Snow
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    Hank Snow

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    Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a celebrated Canadian country music artist. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years, he recorded 140 albums and charted more than 85 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. His number one hits include the self-penned songs "I'm Moving On", "The Golden Rocket" and famous versions of "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Let Me Go, Lover!", "I've Been Everywhere", "Hello Love", as well as other top 10 hits.


  8. Ruth Roman
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    Ruth Roman

    51,747 views

    Ruth Roman (December 22, 1922 – September 9, 1999) was an American actress, principally appearing in dramas. One of her more memorable roles was in the Alfred Hitchcock 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train.


  9. Susan Strasberg
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    Susan Strasberg

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    Susan Elizabeth Strasberg (May 22, 1938 – January 21, 1999) was an American stage, film and television actress.


  10. Faith Domergue
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    Faith Domergue

    33,795 views

    Faith Domergue (June 16, 1924 – April 4, 1999) was an American television and film actress.


  11. Oliver Reed
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    Oliver Reed

    35,727 views

    Robert Oliver Reed (13 February 1938 – 2 May 1999) was an English actor known for his upper-class, macho image, hellraiser lifestyle, and "tough guy" roles. His films include The Trap, Oliver!, Women in Love, Hannibal Brooks, The Devils, The Three Musketeers, Tommy, Castaway, Lion of the Desert and Gladiator. At the peak of his career, in 1971, British exhibitors voted Reed 5th most popular star at the box office.


  12. Wilt Chamberlain
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    Wilt Chamberlain

    29,219 views

    Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA); he played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. The 7 foot 1 inch Chamberlain weighed 250 pounds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds with the Lakers. He played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history.


  13. Judith Campbell Exner
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    Judith Campbell Exner

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    Judith Exner (January 11, 1934 – September 24, 1999) was an American woman who claimed to be the mistress of U.S. president John F. Kennedy and Mafia leaders Sam Giancana and John Roselli. She was also known as Judith Campbell Exner.


  14. Rory Calhoun
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    Rory Calhoun

    24,868 views

    Rory Calhoun (August 8, 1922 – April 28, 1999) was an American television and film actor, screenwriter, and producer.


  15. Sylvia Sidney
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    Sylvia Sidney

    21,804 views

    Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow; August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999) was an American actress of stage, screen and film, who rose to prominence in the 1930s appearing in numerous crime dramas.


  16. Joe DiMaggio
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    Joe DiMaggio

    20,539 views

    Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio (/dɨˈmɑːʒi/ /dɨˈmæi/; November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.


  17. Hoyt Axton
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    Hoyt Axton

    21,100 views

    Hoyt Wayne Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American folk music singer-songwriter, and a film and television actor. He became prominent in the early 1960s, establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer with an earthy style and powerful voice. As he matured, some of his songwriting efforts became well known throughout the world. Among them were "Joy to the World", "The Pusher", "No No Song", "Greenback Dollar", and "Never Been to Spain".


  18. Marguerite Chapman
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    Marguerite Chapman

    19,032 views

    Marguerite Chapman (March 9, 1918 – August 31, 1999) was an American actress.


  19. Shel Silverstein
    #19

    Shel Silverstein

    13,821 views

    Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies.


  20. Dirk Bogarde
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    Dirk Bogarde

    11,650 views

    Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde, known as Dirk Bogarde (28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999) was an English actor and writer. Initially a matinée idol in films such as Doctor in the House (1954) for the Rank Organisation, he later acted in art-house films. In a second career, he wrote seven best-selling volumes of memoirs, six novels and a volume of collected journalism, mainly from articles in The Daily Telegraph.


  21. Laurette Luez
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    Laurette Luez

    11,302 views

    Laurette Luez (born Loretta Mary Luiz; August 19, 1928 – September 12, 1999) was a supporting actress and successful commercial model who appeared in films and on television during a 20-year career. She was a widely known Hollywood celebrity during the 1950s, owing much to publicity about her social life. She is best known for her supporting role as photographic model Marla Rakubian in Rudolph Maté's 1949 film noir D.O.A..


  22. Madeline Kahn
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    Madeline Kahn

    12,740 views

    Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, comedian and singer, known for her comedic roles in films directed by Peter Bogdanovich and Mel Brooks; including What's Up, Doc? (1972), Young Frankenstein (1974), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World, Part I (1981), and her Academy Award nominated roles in Paper Moon (1973) and Blazing Saddles (1974).


  23. Mabel King
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    Mabel King

    10,440 views

    Mabel King (born Mabel Elizabeth Washington December 25, 1932 - November 9, 1999) was an American film, stage, and television actress, and singer. She is best known for her role as Mabel "Mama" Thomas on the ABC sitcom What's Happening!! from its premiere on August 5, 1976 until the end of its second season on May 11, 1978.


  24. David Strickland
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    David Strickland

    10,024 views

    David Gordon Strickland, Jr. (October 14, 1969 – March 22, 1999) was an American actor. Strickland played the role of the boyish rock music reporter Todd Stities in the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan before committing suicide at the age of 29.


  25. Ellen Corby
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    Ellen Corby

    8,882 views

    Ellen Hansen Corby (June 3, 1911 – April 14, 1999) was an American actress. She is most widely remembered for the role of "Grandma Esther Walton" on the CBS television series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy Awards. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama.


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