Celebrities who died on April 6

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  1. Tammy Wynette

    Tammy Wynette


    Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally by her stage name Tammy Wynette, (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers. She was an American icon and a country music icon.

  2. Ben Powers

    Ben Powers


    Alton "Ben" Powers (July 5, 1950 – April 6, 2015) was an American actor. He was known for his role as Thelma Evans's husband, Keith Anderson, during the sixth and final season of the 1970s TV show Good Times (1978–1979). During the 1970s, he was a cast member of the TV comedy series Laugh-In.

  3. Greer Garson

    Greer Garson


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

  4. Wendy O. Williams

    Wendy O. Williams


    Wendy Orlean Williams (May 28, 1949 – April 6, 1998), better known as Wendy O. Williams, was an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Webster, New York, she first came to prominence as the lead singer of the punk rock band Plasmatics. Her infamous stage theatrics included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars. After she left home at the age of 16, Williams hitchhiked her way to Colorado, earning money by crocheting string bikinis. She later traveled to Florida and Europe landing various jobs such as lifeguard, stripper and server at Dunkin' Donuts. When she returned to California in 1978, she began performing in live sex shows and later appeared in the adult film, Candy Goes to Hollywood (1979). That same year, she was approached by the manager Rod Swenson, who recruited her to join his newly formed punk rock band, Plasmatics. The band shortly became known on the New York City underground scene, performing at clubs such as CBGB.

  5. Mickey Rooney

    Mickey Rooney


    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. In a career that spanned nearly nine decades and continued until shortly before his death, he appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era.

  6. Prince Rainier of Monaco

    Prince Rainier of Monaco


    Rainier III (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi; 31 May 1923 – 6 April 2005) ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs in European history. Though internationally known for his marriage to the American actress Grace Kelly, he was also responsible for reforms to Monaco's constitution and for expanding the principality's economy beyond its traditional casino gambling base. Gambling accounts for only approximately three percent of the nation's annual revenue today; when Rainier ascended the throne in 1949, it accounted for more than 95 percent.

  7. Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky


    Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinski, Strawinsky, or Stravinskii; Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский, Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij; 17 June [O.S. 5 June] 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian (and later, a naturalized French and American) composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.

  8. Thomas Kinkade

    Thomas Kinkade


    William Thomas Kinkade III (January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012) was an American painter of popular realistic, pastoral, and idyllic subjects. He is notable for the mass marketing of his work as printed reproductions and other licensed products via the Thomas Kinkade Company. He characterized himself as "Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light," a phrase he protected through trademark but one originally attributed to the English master J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851). It has been estimated that 1 in every 20 American homes owns a copy of one of his paintings.

  9. Mary Anderson

    Mary Anderson


    Mary Anderson (April 3, 1918 – April 6, 2014) was an American actress, who appeared in 31 films and 22 television productions between 1939 and 1965. She was best known for her small supporting role in the iconic film Gone With the Wind.

  10. Julia Faye

    Julia Faye


    Julia Faye (September 24, 1893 – April 6, 1966) was an American actress of silent and sound films. She was "famed throughout Hollywood for her perfect legs" until her performance in Cecil B. DeMille's The Volga Boatman (1926) established her as "one of Hollywood's popular leading ladies."

  11. James Best

    James Best


    James Best (born Jewel Franklin Guy; July 26, 1926 – April 6, 2015) was an American actor, who in six decades of television is best known for his starring role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the CBS television series The Dukes of Hazzard. He also worked as an acting coach, artist, college professor, and musician.

  12. Isaac Asimov

    Isaac Asimov


    Isaac Asimov (ˈzɨk ˈæzɨmɒv; born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.

  13. Nobu McCarthy

    Nobu McCarthy


    Nobu McCarthy (November 13, 1934 – April 6, 2002) was a Japanese Canadian actress, stage director, and fashion model.

  14. Corin Redgrave

    Corin Redgrave


    Corin William Redgrave (16 July 1939 – 6 April 2010) was an English actor and far-left political activist.

  15. Judith Wood

    Judith Wood


    Judith Wood (August 1, 1906 – April 6, 2002) was an American film actress from the end of the 1920s through the 1940s.

  16. Anderson Lawler

    Anderson Lawler


  17. Rosita Serrano

    Rosita Serrano


    Rosita Serrano (born María Martha Esther Aldunate del Campo, 10 June 1914 – 6 April 1997) was a Chilean singer who had her biggest success in Nazi Germany between the 1930s and the early 1940s. Because of her bell-like voice and pitch-perfect whistling she received the nickname Chilenische Nachtigall (Chilean Nightingale).

  18. Mara Lynn

    Mara Lynn


  19. Bobby Hutton

    Bobby Hutton


    Robert James Hutton, or "Lil' Bobby" (April 21, 1950 – April 6, 1968) was the treasurer and first recruit to join the Black Panther Party.

  20. Silvia Derbez

    Silvia Derbez


    Silvia Derbez (March 8, 1932 – April 6, 2002), born Lucille Silvia Derbez Amézquita, was a Mexican film and television actress. Derbez was born in San Luis Potosi. She competed in Miss Mexico 1953 where she placed 2nd place, after Miss Jalisco Ana Bertha Lepe.

  21. Juvenal Habyarimana

    Juvenal Habyarimana


    Juvénal Habyarimana (March 8, 1937 – April 6, 1994) was the third President of the Republic of Rwanda, the post he held longer than any other president to date, from 1973 until 1994. He was nicknamed "Kinani", a Kinyarwanda word meaning "invincible".

  22. Sean Flynn

    Sean Flynn


    Sean Leslie Flynn (May 31, 1941 – June 1971; declared legally dead in 1984) was an American actor and freelance photojournalist best known for his coverage of the Vietnam War.

  23. Carsten Byhring

    Carsten Byhring


    Carsten Byhring (8 December 1918 – 6 April 1990) was a Norwegian actor. Probably best known for playing Kjell in the Olsenbanden-movies. He is the brother of actor Svein Byhring.

  24. Ral Donner

    Ral Donner


    Ral Donner (February 10, 1943 – April 6, 1984) was an early American rock and roll musician. He scored several pop hits in the US in the early 1960s, and had a voice similar to Elvis Presley's. His best known song is his 1961 top ten hit, "You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)".

  25. Marion Eaton

    Marion Eaton


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