Celebrities who died on December 20

Posted Jun 17, 2012
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  1. Brittany Murphy
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    Brittany Murphy

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    Brittany Murphy-Monjack (born Brittany Anne Bertolotti; November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009), known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American film and stage actress, singer, and voice artist. Murphy, a native of Atlanta, moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was in Amy Heckerling's Clueless (1995), followed by supporting roles in independent films such as Freeway (1996) and Bongwater (1998).


  2. Bobby Darin
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    Bobby Darin

    51,596 views

    Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including jazz, pop, rock'n'roll, folk, swing and country.


  3. Jeanne Carmen
    #3

    Jeanne Carmen

    45,071 views

    Jeanne Carmen (August 4, 1930 – December 20, 2007) was an American model, pin-up girl, trick-shot golfer, and B movie actress.


  4. Irene Hervey
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    Irene Hervey

    9,610 views

    Irene Hervey (July 11, 1909 – December 20, 1998) was an American television and film actress.


  5. John Steinbeck
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    John Steinbeck

    7,238 views

    John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat (1935) and Cannery Row (1945), the multi-generation epic East of Eden (1952), and the novellas Of Mice and Men (1937) and The Red Pony (1937). The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath (1939), widely attributed to be part of the American literary canon, is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece. In the first 75 years since it was published, it sold 14 million copies.


  6. Richard J. Daley
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    Richard J. Daley

    6,148 views

    Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who was the Mayor of Chicago for 21 years (1955–1976) and chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee for 23 years, holding both positions until his death in office in 1976. Daley was Chicago's third consecutive mayor from the working-class, heavily Irish American Bridgeport neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, where he lived his entire life. He is remembered for doing much to avoid the declines that some other "rust belt" cities like Cleveland, Buffalo and Detroit experienced during the same period. He had a strong base of support in Chicago's Irish Catholic community, and he was treated by national politicians such as Lyndon B. Johnson as a pre-eminent Irish American, with special connections to the Kennedy family. He played a major role in the history of the Democratic Party, especially with his support of John F. Kennedy in 1960 and of Hubert Humphrey in 1968. Daley is the father of Richard M. Daley, also a former mayor of Chicago, William M. Daley, a former United States Secretary of Commerce, and John P. Daley, a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. While many members of Mayor Daley's administration were charged with corruption and convicted, Daley was never formally charged with corruption.


  7. Carl Sagan
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    Carl Sagan

    6,090 views

    Carl Edward Sagan (/ˈsɡən/; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. His contributions were central to the discovery of the high surface temperatures of Venus. However, he is best known for his contributions to the scientific research of extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages that were sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them.


  8. Madge Sinclair
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    Madge Sinclair

    5,941 views

    Madge Dorita Walters-Sinclair (April 28, 1938 – December 20, 1995) was a Jamaican American actress, best known for her roles in Cornbread, Earl and Me, Coming to America, Trapper John, M.D., and the ABC TV miniseries Roots. She also voiced the character of Sarabi, Mufasa's mate and Simba's mother, in the animated feature film The Lion King. Sinclair won the 1991 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series for her role as Empress Josephine in Gabriel's Fire.


  9. Käthe von Nagy
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    Käthe von Nagy

    4,781 views

    Ekaterina Nagy von Cziser better known by her stage name Käthe von Nagy, (4 April 1904 – 20 December 1973) was a Hungarian actress, model, dancer, and singer who worked in the German and French cinema.


  10. Steve Landesberg
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    Steve Landesberg

    4,209 views

    Steve Landesberg (November 23, 1936 – December 20, 2010) was an American actor, comedian, and voice actor known for his role as the erudite, unflappable police detective Arthur P. Dietrich on the ABC sitcom Barney Miller, for which he was nominated for three Emmy Awards.


  11. Merna Kennedy
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    Merna Kennedy

    4,232 views

    Merna Kennedy (September 7, 1908 - December 20, 1944) was an American actress of the late silent era and the transitional period into talkies.


  12. Susan Fleming
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    Susan Fleming

    4,052 views

    Susan Fleming (February 19, 1908 – December 22, 2002) was an American actress known as the "Girl with the Million Dollar Legs" for a role she played in the W. C. Fields film Million Dollar Legs (1932). Her big stage break, which led to her Hollywood career, was as a "Ziegfeld Girl, performing in The Ziegfeld Follies.


  13. Dawn Steel
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    Dawn Steel

    3,841 views

  14. C. Aubrey Smith
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    C. Aubrey Smith

    3,859 views

    Sir Charles Aubrey Smith CBE (21 July 1863 – 20 December 1948), known to film-goers as C. Aubrey Smith, was an England Test cricketer who became a stage and film actor, acquiring a niche as the officer-and-gentleman type, as in the first sound version of The Prisoner of Zenda (1937). In Hollywood, he organised English actors into a cricket team, playing formal matches that much intrigued local spectators.


  15. Walter Chiari
    #15

    Walter Chiari

    2,947 views

    Walter Chiari stage name of Walter Annicchiarico (8 March 1924 - 20 December 1991), was a hugely successful Italian stage and screen actor, mostly in comedy roles.


  16. Billy E. Hughes
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    Billy E. Hughes

    2,740 views

    Billy Hughes (November 28, 1948 – December 20, 2005) was an American actor best known for various television and film roles he played during the 1960s. His Hollywood lineage included both his father (Bill Hughes) and uncle (Whitey Hughes), who were both stunt men. While in Alma, Arkansas in 2005, he apparently died in his sleep.


  17. Natalie Norwick
    #17

    Natalie Norwick

    2,171 views

  18. Jacqueline Courtney
    #18

    Jacqueline Courtney

    1,882 views

    Jacqueline Courtney (born Sharon Courtney; September 24, 1946 – December 20, 2010) was an American actress best known for her work on daytime soap operas.


  19. Foster Brooks
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    Foster Brooks

    2,203 views

    Foster Brooks (May 11, 1912 – December 20, 2001) was an American actor and comedian most famous for his portrayal of a lovable drunken man in nightclub performances and television programs.


  20. James Gurley
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    James Gurley

    1,797 views

    James Martin Gurley (December 22, 1939 – December 20, 2009) was an American musician. He is best known as the guitar player of Big Brother and the Holding Company, a psychedelic/acid rock band from San Francisco which was fronted by singer Janis Joplin from 1966 to 1968.


  21. Lenore Lemmon
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    Lenore Lemmon

    1,344 views

  22. William Lundigan
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    William Lundigan

    1,402 views

    William Lundigan (June 12, 1914 – December 20, 1975) was an American film actor. His more than 125 films include Dodge City (1939), The Fighting 69th (1940), The Sea Hawk (1940), Santa Fe Trail (1940), Dishonored Lady (1947), Pinky (1949), Love Nest (1951) with Marilyn Monroe, The House on Telegraph Hill (1951), I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951) and Inferno (1953).


  23. Ilene Woods
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    Ilene Woods

    1,345 views

    Jacqueline Ruth "Ilene" Woods (May 5, 1929 – July 1, 2010) was an American voice actress and singer. Woods was the voice of the title character of the Walt Disney animated classic Cinderella, for which she was named a Disney Legend in 2003.


  24. Lord Infamous
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    Lord Infamous

    1,022 views

    Ricky Dunigan (November 17, 1973 – December 20, 2013), better known by his stage name Lord Infamous, was an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He was best known as co-founder of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia. He was also the half-brother of Three 6 Mafia member DJ Paul. His lyrics touched on subjects such as fictionally-practiced Satanism, mass murder, and torture.


  25. Bindy Johal
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    Bindy Johal

    1,204 views

    Bhupinder "Bindy" Singh Johal (January 14, 1971 – December 20, 1998) was an Indian born gangster who was raised and operated in British Columbia, Canada. A self admitted drug trafficker; he was known for his outspoken nature and blatant disregard for authority. His quote "..I'm still around" has been sensationalized by Canadian pop-culture. On December 20, 1998, he was killed from behind at a crowded nightclub in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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