American music stars died in Heart failure

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America died in Heart failure:

Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero (October 9, 1967 El Paso-November 13, 2005 Minneapolis) a.k.a. Eduardo Gori Guerrero Llanes, Latino Heat, Black Tiger II, El Caliente, Eddy the Giant, Eddy Guerrero, Black Tiger, Gory Guerrero, Jr., Máscara Mágica or Eduardo Guerrero was an American wrestler. He had three children, Sherilyn Amber Guerrero, Kaylie Marie Guerrero and Raquel Diaz.

Eddie Guerrero was born into a famous wrestling family, with his father Gory Guerrero and his brothers all being involved in the industry. He began his wrestling career in Mexico and Japan before moving on to work for various American promotions including WCW and ultimately WWE. He was known for his high-flying, technical wrestling style as well as his charismatic personality and catchphrases such as "I lie, I cheat, I steal." Guerrero won numerous championships throughout his career, including the WWE Championship and the United States Championship. He was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. Guerrero struggled with addiction throughout his life and unfortunately passed away in 2005 due to heart failure caused by his history of substance abuse. Despite this tragedy, his impact on the wrestling world and his legacy continues to inspire and influence many wrestlers today.

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Ol' Dirty Bastard

Ol' Dirty Bastard (November 15, 1968 Fort Greene-November 13, 2004 New York City) a.k.a. Russell Tyrone Jones, OL'DIRTY BASTARD, Ol Dirty Bastard, ODB, Old Dirty Bastard, O.D.B., Dirt McGirt, Russell Jones, Big Baby Jesus, Little Billy Clinton, Osirus, Knifey McStab, Ason Unique, Joe Bananas, Dirt Dog, Ol' Dirty BZA, BZA, Peanut the Kidnapper, Freeloading Rusty, 'Dirt McGirt' Russell Jones, Unique Ason, Dirt Schultz, Dirt Dawg, Dirk McGirk or Wu-Tang Clan was an American master of ceremonies, rapper, record producer and composer. He had three children, Bar-son Jones, Shaquita Jones and Taniqua Jones.

His most important albums: Got Your Money, Shimmy Shimmy Ya, In Loving Memory of Russell Jones, The Definitive Ol’ Dirty Bastard Story, A Son Unique, Osirus: The Official Mixtape, The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones, Nigga Please, O.D.B.E.P. and Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version. Genres he performed: East Coast hip hop, Rap music, Crunk, Rhythm and blues, Hardcore hip hop and Hip hop music.

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Bobby Driscoll

Bobby Driscoll (March 3, 1937 Cedar Rapids-March 30, 1968 East Village) also known as Robert Cletus Driscoll, Bob Driscoll, Robert Driscoll or Robert Cletus "Bobby" Driscoll was an American actor and voice actor.

Starting his career at the young age of five, Driscoll quickly became a well-known child actor in Hollywood. He appeared in several successful films such as "Song of the South" and "Treasure Island," for which he won a special Oscar for Outstanding Juvenile Actor.

As he grew older, Driscoll continued to act in films and voice animated characters, but struggled with personal demons and addiction. He was arrested several times for drug charges and spent time in jail.

Sadly, Driscoll died at the age of 31 due to heart failure caused by his drug use. He was found dead in an abandoned apartment in New York City's East Village, and was initially buried in an unmarked grave. It wasn't until several years later that his remains were identified and he was given a proper burial in California. Despite his personal struggles, Driscoll is remembered fondly for his contributions to the film industry as a talented actor and voice artist.

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Utah Phillips

Utah Phillips (May 15, 1935 Cleveland-May 23, 2008 Nevada City) a.k.a. U Utah Phillips, Phillips, Utah, Bruce Duncan Phillips or Bruce Phillips was an American singer, songwriter, raconteur and poet.

Discography: Starlight on the Rails: A Songbook, Making Speech Free, The Telling Takes Me Home, Good Though!, I've Got to Know, The Moscow Hold, We Have Fed You All a Thousand Years, Fellow Workers, The Past Didn't Go Anywhere and Loafer's Glory. His related genres: Folk music.

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Jerry Wallace

Jerry Wallace (December 15, 1927 Guilford-May 5, 2008 Corona) a.k.a. Gerald Wallace or Wallace, Jerry was an American singer and musician.

His albums include Jerry Wallace's Greatest Hits, You're Singing Our Love Song to Somebody Else, Greatest Hits, To Get To You and If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry. Genres he performed: Country, Easy listening and Traditional pop music.

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George Carlin

George Carlin (May 12, 1937 Manhattan-June 22, 2008 Santa Monica) also known as George Denis Patrick Carlin, 乔治·卡林, Georgie Porgie or Curious George was an American actor, television producer, screenwriter, voice actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He had one child, Kelly Carlin-McCall.

His discography includes: Classic Gold, The Little David Years: 1971-1977, Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight, Complaints and Grievances, You Are All Diseased, An Evening with Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo, Occupation: Foole, On the Road, A Place for My Stuff and Back in Town. Genres he performed include Stand-up comedy.

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Xavier Cugat

Xavier Cugat (January 1, 1900 Girona-October 27, 1990 Barcelona) also known as Xaviar Cugat, Francesc d'Asís Xavier Cugat Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu, Cugat, Xavier, The Rumba King, Cugie, Xavier Cugat and Charo, X. Cugat and His Gigolos, Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu or Francis Cugat was an American film score composer, actor, film director, screenwriter, singer, songwriter, bandleader, violinist, music arranger and cartoonist.

Discography: 16 Most Requested Songs, Besame mucho, Best of Xavier Cugat, Cocktail Hour, Cugi's Cocktails, Golden Classics, Merengue By Cugat, Rumba Rumbero, The Best of Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra and The Latin Rhythms of Xavier Cugat.

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Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 Melbourne-July 3, 1971 Paris) otherwise known as James Douglas Morrison, The Lizard King, Morrison, Jim, Mr. Mojo Risin, Erotic Politician, American Poet, Dionysus, Mr. Mojo Risin' or Jim was an American writer, singer, film director, poet, musician, songwriter, actor, film score composer and screenwriter.

Discography: Paris Jim, Dionysus, , , and . Genres he performed: Psychedelic rock, Hard rock, Acid rock, Blues rock, Rock music and Rock and roll.

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River Phoenix

River Phoenix (August 23, 1970 Madras-October 31, 1993 West Hollywood) also known as River Jude Bottom, Rio, Riv, Phoenix, River or River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, activist and environmentalist.

Phoenix first gained fame for his role in the film "Stand By Me" in 1986, and went on to appear in several other successful films throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, including "Running on Empty," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," and "My Own Private Idaho." He was known for his intense and emotional performances, and was considered one of the most promising young actors of his generation.

In addition to acting, Phoenix was also a talented musician and formed the band Aleka's Attic with his sister Rain in the late 1980s. The band recorded several songs but never released a full album.

Phoenix was a committed activist and philanthropist, and was heavily involved in charities and environmental organizations throughout his life. He was a vegan and an advocate for animal rights, and was deeply committed to social justice causes.

Tragically, Phoenix died at the age of just 23 from a drug overdose outside of the nightclub The Viper Room in West Hollywood. His death was a shock to the entertainment industry and to his fans, who mourned the loss of such a talented and promising young actor and musician.

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Jerry Wexler

Jerry Wexler (January 10, 1917 The Bronx-August 15, 2008 Sarasota) was an American record producer and businessperson.

During his career, Wexler played a pivotal role in shaping the sound of popular music. He worked with legendary artists such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Led Zeppelin, and was known for his ability to capture the essence of their music in the recording studio.

Wexler began his career as a journalist, working for Billboard magazine in the 1940s. In 1953, he joined Atlantic Records, where he quickly established himself as a key figure in the music industry. He was instrumental in the development of the R&B and soul music genres, and was responsible for discovering and signing many of the most important artists of the era.

Wexler's career spanned several decades, and his influence on the music industry can still be felt today. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and his contributions to the art of record production continue to be recognized and celebrated by musicians and music fans around the world.

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Ezio Flagello

Ezio Flagello (January 28, 1931 New York City-March 19, 2009 Palm Bay) was an American actor.

His albums include Ernani, Don Giovanni (Orchester des Nationaltheaters Prag feat. conductor Karl Böhm), , and Così fan tutte.

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Earl Wild

Earl Wild (November 26, 1915 Pittsburgh-January 23, 2010 Palm Springs) a.k.a. Wild, Earl was an American pianist.

Discography: Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor / Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Isle of the Dead / Schubert-Tausig: Marche Militaire / Weber-Tausig: Invitation to the Dance, Piano Concertos nos. 1-4 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Rhapsody in Blue, Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 98: Earl Wild and . Genres he performed: Classical music.

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Graciela (August 23, 1915 Havana-April 6, 2010 New York City) also known as Graciella was an American singer.

Born in Cuba, Graciela began her career as a dancer, but eventually transitioned into singing. She became a part of the popular Latin jazz group, Machito and his Afro-Cubans, in the 1940s and quickly became known for her powerful voice and commanding stage presence. Graciela was a trailblazer for women in Latin music and paved the way for future generations of female Latin vocalists. In addition to her work with Machito, she also recorded several solo albums and collaborated with other prominent musicians like Tito Puente and Mario Bauza. Graciela's legacy continues to inspire and influence the Latin music industry today.

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Peter Steele

Peter Steele (January 4, 1962 Brooklyn-April 14, 2010) also known as Peter Ratajczyk, Pete Steele, Steele, Peter or Peter Thomas Ratajczyk was an American singer, musician, singer-songwriter, bassist and songwriter.

Genres: Heavy metal, Rock music, Gothic metal, Hardcore punk, Thrash metal and Doom metal.

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Benjamin Lees

Benjamin Lees (January 8, 1924 Harbin-May 31, 2010 Glen Cove) a.k.a. Benjamin George Lisniansky was an American composer and film score composer.

Discography: String Quartets nos. 1, 5 and 6. Genres: 20th-century classical music, Opera, Art song, Chamber music and Ballet.

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Jack Beeson

Jack Beeson (July 15, 1921 Muncie-June 6, 2010 Manhattan) a.k.a. Jack Hamilton Beeson was an American , .

Genres related to him: Opera.

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Phillip Walker

Phillip Walker (February 11, 1937 Welsh-July 22, 2010) a.k.a. Walker, Phillip was an American musician.

His albums include Blues, I Got A Sweet Tooth, The Bottom of the Top, The Blues Collection 55: Steppin' Up in Class, Lone Star Shootout and Jaywalkin. Genres: Blues and Electric blues.

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Buddy Harman

Buddy Harman (December 23, 1928 Nashville-August 21, 2008 Nashville) a.k.a. Harman, Buddy, Buddy Harmon or Buddy Hartman was an American session musician, drummer, composer and musician.

Over the course of his career, Buddy Harman played drums on over 18,000 recordings, making him one of the most recorded drummers in history. He worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton.

Harman started his music career as a teenager playing in honky-tonks in his native Nashville. He later joined the Grand Ole Opry house band, and then became a highly sought-after session musician in Nashville. In addition to drums, he played other instruments like guitar, bass, and banjo, and also worked as a composer and arranger for film and television.

In recognition of his contribution to the music industry, Buddy Harman was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 79.

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Don Ho

Don Ho (August 13, 1930 Kakaako-April 14, 2007 Waikiki) also known as Donald Tai Loy Ho or Donald Tai Loy "Don" Ho was an American songwriter, singer, musician, actor and fighter pilot. He had ten children, Hoku, Kaimana Grace Ho, Don Ho Jr., Dayna Ho Henry, Donalei Ho, Dondi Ho, Dori Ho, Dwight Ho, Kea Ho and Kealii Ho.

His discography includes: Greatest Hits!, Tiny Bubbles, Hawaii's Greatest Hits, Don Ho Gold, Hawaiian Favorites and The Don Ho Christmas Album. Genres he performed: Pop music, Traditional pop music and Music of Hawaii.

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 Hampstead Garden Suburb-March 23, 2011 Los Angeles) also known as Liz Taylor, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Elisheba Rachel, Kitten, Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, "One-Shot Liz", Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE, Liz, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, Liz Taylor, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Elisheba Rachel, Kitten, Liz, Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, Elisabeth Taylor or Taylor, Elisabeth was an American actor and film producer. She had four children, Liza Todd Burton, Christopher Edward Wilding, Michael Wilding Jr. and Maria Burton.

Taylor was one of the most iconic actresses of the 20th century known for her stunning beauty, impeccable style, and commanding on-screen presence. She rose to stardom as a child actress in the 1940s and went on to become a Hollywood legend, receiving 5 Academy Award nominations and winning 2 Oscars for Best Actress for her performances in "Butterfield 8" (1960) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966).

Off-screen, Taylor was also known for her colorful personal life, which included 8 marriages to 7 husbands, many of whom were high-profile actors and businessmen. She was also a prominent philanthropist, using her fame and fortune to raise awareness and funds for various causes, including HIV/AIDS research and treatment, which earned her the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1992.

Taylor's enduring legacy as both an actress and humanitarian has earned her a place in the pantheon of Hollywood greats, and she remains an icon of glamour, beauty, and grace to this day.

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Adolph Deutsch

Adolph Deutsch (October 20, 1897 London-January 1, 1980 Palm Desert) was an American conductor, music arranger, film score composer and composer.

His albums: The Maltese Falcon, The Maltese Falcoln and Other Film Scores, Hot Spell / The Matchmaker, Some Like It Hot, The Long, Long Trailer / Forever, Darling and The Apartment.

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Max Steiner

Max Steiner (May 10, 1888 Vienna-December 28, 1971 Hollywood) a.k.a. Steiner, Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner, Max R. Steiner, Maximilian Raoul Steiner, Maximilian Raoul "Max" Steiner or the father of film music was an American music arranger, conductor, composer, film score composer and songwriter. His child is called Ronald Steiner.

His albums: Gone With The Wind, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Classic Film Scores of Max Steiner, The Searchers, King Kong, Dodge City and the Oklahoma Kid, Gone With the Wind, Music For Bette Davis Films All This, and Heaven Too - A Stolen Life, This Is Cinerama" at the movies and Max Steiner's Classic Film Score "Gone With The Wind".

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Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 Louisville-September 4, 1990 Los Angeles) also known as First Lady of Hollywood, Irene Marie Dunn, Irene Marie Dunne or Dunnie was an American singer and actor. Her child is called Mary Frances.

Irene Dunne began her career as a concert singer and performed on Broadway before making her way to Hollywood. She starred in several successful films in the 1930s and 1940s, including "Cimarron," "The Awful Truth," and "Love Affair." Dunne was nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Actress, a record that stood for many years.

In addition to her successful film career, Dunne was also involved in philanthropy and served as a board member for several organizations, including the Motion Picture Relief Fund and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

After retiring from acting in the 1950s, Dunne remained active in the entertainment industry, serving as a television host and making occasional appearances in film and television. She received numerous accolades throughout her career, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Kennedy Center Honors.

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Ann Sothern

Ann Sothern (January 22, 1909 Valley City-March 15, 2001 Ketchum) otherwise known as Harriette Lake, Harriet Byron, Foxy McNamara, Joan Larrabee, Harriet Lake, Ann Southern, Miss Ann Southern or Harriet Arlene Lake was an American actor, singer-songwriter and businessperson. She had one child, Tisha Sterling.

Ann Sothern began her acting career in Hollywood during the 1920s, and by 1934, she had signed a contract with Columbia Pictures. She gained popularity through a series of successful films, including "The Personal Secretary" (1936) and "Trade Winds" (1938). Sothern later transitioned to television, where she starred in the hit series "Private Secretary" (1953-1957) and "The Ann Sothern Show" (1958-1961).

In addition to her successful acting career, Sothern was also a talented singer-songwriter, recording several albums throughout her life. She was also a shrewd businessperson, investing in real estate and building her own production company.

Throughout her long career, Sothern received numerous accolades, including three Emmy nominations for her work on "The Ann Sothern Show." She passed away in 2001 at the age of 92 in Ketchum, Idaho.

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Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 Brooklyn-January 20, 1990 Santa Monica) also known as Ruby Catherine Stevens, Ruby Katherine Stevens, The Queen, Babs, Missy, Miss Barbara Stanwyck, Ruby Stevens or The Best Actress Who Never Won an Oscar was an American actor and fashion model. She had one child, Dion Anthony Fay.

Stanwyck began her career as a fashion model in the 1920s before transitioning to acting. She quickly became known for her strong, no-nonsense persona and appeared in over 80 films throughout her career. Some of her most iconic roles include as Phyllis Dietrichson in "Double Indemnity" (1944) and as Victoria Barkley in the 1960s TV western series "The Big Valley".

Stanwyck was also a trailblazer for women in Hollywood, becoming one of the highest paid actors of her time and often playing independent, complex female characters. She was nominated for four Academy Awards throughout her career, but never won. In 1982, she received an honorary Oscar for her contributions to the film industry.

Off screen, Stanwyck was known for her philanthropy and support of charities focusing on children and animals. She was also a private person and rarely gave interviews or discussed her personal life in public.

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Eddie Cantor

Eddie Cantor (January 31, 1892 New York City-October 10, 1964 Beverly Hills) also known as Israel Iskowitz, Banjo Eyes, The Apostle of Pep or Edward Israel Iskowitz was an American singer, comedian, actor, author, singer-songwriter and dancer. He had six children, Edna Cantor McHugh, Janet Cantor Gari, Marilyn Cantor Baker, Marjorie Cantor, Natalie Cantor Metzger and Majorie Cantor.

His albums include The Best of Eddie Cantor, The Columbia Years: 1922-1940, The Eddie Cantor Radio Show 1942-1943 (disc 3), Carnegie Hall Concert, O, Gee, Georgie! / If You Do What You Do, Whoopee! and Makin' Whoopee With "Banjo Eyes".

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Lena Horne

Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 Bedford-Stuyvesant-May 9, 2010 Manhattan) a.k.a. Lena Horn, Horne Lena, Lene Horne, Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, Horne, Lena or Lena Calhoun Horne was an American singer, actor, musician, pin-up girl, dancer and civil rights activist. She had two children, Gail Buckley and Terry Jones.

Her most important albums: Lena in Hollywood, Lena Goes Latin / Sings Your Requests, Love Is the Thing, At the Waldorf Astoria / At the Sands, Best of the War Years, Back in My Baby's Arm's, Lena Horne: A Musical Anthology, Love Songs, Mad About the Boy and Stormy Lady. Genres: Jazz, Pop music, Traditional pop music and Vocal jazz.

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Lon Chaney, Jr.

Lon Chaney, Jr. (February 10, 1906 Oklahoma City-July 12, 1973 San Clemente) also known as Creighton Tull Chaney, Lon Chaney Jr, Creighton Chaney, The Prince of Pain, Creighton, Chaney or Lon Chaney was an American actor. He had two children, Lon Ralph Chaney and Ronald Creighton Chaney.

Lon Chaney, Jr. had a successful acting career that spanned four decades. He is best known for his roles in horror films such as "The Wolf Man" and "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man," which he delivered strong performances that earned him critical acclaim. He also starred in many western films, often playing tough, gritty characters.

Lon Chaney, Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father, Lon Chaney, who was a famous silent film actor and known for his role in "The Phantom of the Opera." Although Lon Chaney Jr was never as successful as his father, he managed to carve out his own niche in Hollywood and became a popular and recognizable personality because of his distinct looks and acting style.

Throughout his life, Lon Chaney, Jr. struggled with alcohol addiction which took a toll on his health and career. Despite his personal struggles, he was a beloved actor who made a significant contribution to the film industry.

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Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo (November 30, 1920 St. Louis-January 17, 2005 Thousand Oaks) a.k.a. Virginia Clara Jones, Ginny or Mayo, Virginia was an American actor. She had one child, Mary Catherine O'Shea.

Mayo started her career as a chorus girl before transitioning into acting in films in the 1940s. She starred in over 40 films throughout her career, including popular titles such as “The Best Years of Our Lives” and “White Heat.” She was known for her beauty, talent, and versatility as an actor. Later in her career, she also appeared in television shows such as “The Love Boat” and “Murder, She Wrote.” She passed away in 2005 at the age of 84.

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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky (June 17, 1882 Lomonosov-April 6, 1971 New York City) also known as Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, stravinski, Igor Fyodorovitch Stravinsky , Igor Stravinski, Igor Feodorovic Stravinsky, Igor Strawinsky, Stravinsky, Stravinksi, Стравинский, Игорь Фёдорович, Стравинский, Игорь, Игорь Стравинский, Stravinksy, Igor Strawinski, Stravinsky, Igor Fyodorovitch or Igor Stravinskij was an American composer, conductor, pianist and film score composer. He had four children, Soulima Stravinsky, Fyodor Stravinsky, Ludmila Stravinsky and Maria Milena Stravinsky.

His albums include The Soldier's Tale (Scottish Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Lionel Friend, narrator: Christopher Lee), Les Noces / Mass (Trinity Boys' Choir, English Bach Festival Chorus & Members of the English Bach Festival Orchestra feat. conductor: Leonard Bernstein), Apollo / The Rite of Spring (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Sir Simon Rattle), The Firebird, Petruschka / Symphonie in drei Sätzen (Philharmonia Slavonica feat. conductor: Hanspeter Gmür), Pulcinella / Rag-Time / Renard / Wind Octet (London Sinfonietta feat. conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen), The Firebird Suite, Pulcinella Suite, Scherzo Fantastique, Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for Small Orchestra (Pierre Boulez conducts BBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Ensemble InterContemporain), Pétrouchka / Le Sacre du Printemps (The Cleveland Orchestra feat. conductor: Pierre Boulez), Stravinsky the Composer, Volume II: Pulcinella, Symphony in C, Les Noces and Œdipus Rex (Eric Erickson Chamber Choir feat. conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen). His related genres: 20th-century classical music, Ballet, Opera, Theatre Music, Chamber music and Classical music.

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Vivian Blaine

Vivian Blaine (November 21, 1921 Newark-December 9, 1995 New York City) also known as Vivian Stapleton or Blaine, Vivian was an American actor and singer.

Discography: Guys and Dolls (1950 Original Broadway Cast).

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Sheldon Allman

Sheldon Allman (June 8, 1924 Chicago-January 22, 2002 Culver City) also known as Allman, Sheldon was an American singer, songwriter, actor, film score composer and composer. He had one child, Anne Allman Huddleston.

His discography includes: Folk Songs for the 21st Century.

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Joe South

Joe South (February 28, 1940 Atlanta-September 5, 2012 Buford) also known as Joseph Alfred Souther, Joseph Alfred Souter or South, Joe was an American record producer, singer, musician, songwriter and guitarist.

Related albums: Introspect, Introspect / Don't It Make You Want to Go Home, Retrospective, Games People Play / Joe South, Classic Masters, Anthology: A Mirror of His Mind / Hits & Highlights 1968-1975 and The Purple People Eater Meets Witch Doctor / My Fondest Memories. Genres he performed: Country, Folk music and Rock music.

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Harriet Nelson

Harriet Nelson (July 18, 1909 Des Moines-October 2, 1994 Laguna Beach) otherwise known as Peggy Lou Snyder, Harriet Hilliard, Peggy Louise Snyder or Harriet Hilliard Nelson was an American actor and singer. Her children are called Ricky Nelson and David Nelson.

Harriet Nelson was best known for her role as the doting housewife and mother in the popular radio and television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", which aired from 1944 to 1954. She started her career as a vocalist in the 1920s and performed with big bands before transitioning to acting in the 1930s. Along with her husband Ozzie Nelson, Harriet was part of a successful musical duo, recording several popular songs in the 1930s and 1940s.

In addition to her work on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", Nelson appeared in several films, including "The Falcon Strikes Back" (1943) and "Slightly Dangerous" (1943). She also made numerous TV guest appearances, including on "The Love Boat", "Fantasy Island", and "Murder, She Wrote".

Throughout her career, Harriet Nelson was known for her warm and engaging personality, as well as her talent as a singer and performer. She remained active in the entertainment industry until her death in 1994 from congestive heart failure.

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Joey Bishop

Joey Bishop (February 3, 1918 The Bronx-October 17, 2007 Newport Beach) also known as Joseph Abraham Gottlieb, The Frown Prince, Joey Bishop Enterprises or Josylar was an American comedian, talk show host and actor. He had one child, Larry Bishop.

Joey Bishop began his career as a stand-up comedian and worked his way up to performing in nightclubs and on television. He became known for his deadpan humor and quick wit. He also appeared in movies, including "Ocean's Eleven" and its sequels, and television shows such as "The Joey Bishop Show" and "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."

In addition to his entertainment career, Joey Bishop was a philanthropist and was involved in various charitable causes. He was also a devout member of the Jewish faith and served as the honorary mayor of Palm Springs, California.

Throughout his life, Joey Bishop was highly respected by his peers in the entertainment industry and is remembered as a comedic legend.

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Willi Ninja

Willi Ninja (April 12, 1961 Middletown-September 2, 2006 Queens) otherwise known as William Roscoe Leake or William R. Leake was an American actor.

His albums include Hot.

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Donald O'Connor

Donald O'Connor (August 28, 1925 Chicago-September 27, 2003 Woodland Hills) a.k.a. Donald O'Conner, David Dixon Ronald O’Connor, Donald David Dixon Ronald O'Connor or O'Connor, Donald was an American singer, actor, television director, television producer and dancer. He had four children, Donald Frederick O'Connor, Donna O'Connor, Kevin O'Connor and Alicia O'Conner.

Donald O'Connor began his career as a child star in vaudeville acts with his parents. He then made his way to Hollywood, where he appeared in several films throughout the 1940s and 1950s, including the popular musical "Singin' in the Rain" (1952).

In addition to his film career, O'Connor also worked in television, both as a performer and behind the scenes. He directed and produced several TV shows, including "The Donald O'Connor Show" and "The Colgate Comedy Hour."

Throughout his career, O'Connor was known for his singing, dancing, and comedic talents. He received several honors for his work, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

O'Connor continued to perform and make occasional film and television appearances up until his death in 2003 at the age of 78.

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Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck (December 6, 1920 Concord-December 5, 2012 Norwalk) also known as Dave Bruebeck, David Brubeck, Brubeck, Dave, Dave Bruback, David Warren Brubeck or The Dave Brubeck Quartet was an American bandleader, composer, jazz pianist, musician and film score composer. His children are called Chris Brubeck, Dan Brubeck, Matt Brubeck and Darius Brubeck.

Related albums: Trio & Quartet, The Essence of Dave Brubeck, Jazz Collection, A Dave Brubeck Christmas, The Essential Dave Brubeck, Time Was, All the Things We Are, Best of Dave Brubeck (disc 1), Dave Brubeck Plays Standards and Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits. His related genres: Jazz, West Coast jazz, Cool jazz and Third stream.

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Frank De Vol

Frank De Vol (September 20, 1911 Moundsville-October 27, 1999 Lafayette) also known as Herman Frank DeVol, De Vol, Frank Denny De Vol, Frank DeVol, Franck Devol, DeVol, Frank, DeVol and Worrall, Devol & Worrall or DeVol was an American actor, film score composer, composer and music arranger. His children are called Donna Copeland DeVol and Linda Morehouse DeVol.

His albums include Dirty Dozen, The & Dirty Dingus Magee, Emperor of the North / Caprice, Fantasy Film Music Of George Pal, Patton / The Flight of the Phoenix, Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte and The Dirty Dozen. His related genres: Film score.

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Eldon Shamblin

Eldon Shamblin (April 24, 1916 Clinton-August 5, 1998 Tulsa) was an American guitarist and music arranger.

His albums include S'Wonderful. Genres he performed include Jazz, Swing music and Western swing.

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Alfred Drake

Alfred Drake (October 7, 1914 The Bronx-July 25, 1992 New York City) also known as Alfred Capurro was an American actor and singer. He had two children, Candace Olmsted and Samantha Drake.

His albums: Oklahoma! (1943 original Broadway cast).

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Hubert Sumlin

Hubert Sumlin (November 16, 1931 Greenwood-December 4, 2011 Wayne) otherwise known as Huberrt Sumlin or Hubert Charles Sumlin was an American singer, musician and guitarist.

His albums include I Know You, About Them Shoes, Healing Feeling, Hubert Sumlin's Blues Party, I'm the Back Door Man, Wake Up Call, Made in Argentina 1993, Blues Guitar Boss, Blues Anytime and Legends. Genres he performed: Blues, Electric blues and Chicago blues.

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Jayne Cortez

Jayne Cortez (May 10, 1934 Fort Huachuca-December 28, 2012 Manhattan) a.k.a. Sallie Jayne Richardson was an American poet and writer. Her child is called Denardo Coleman.

Her most well known albums: , , and . Genres she performed include Free jazz and Avant-garde jazz.

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Hank Penny

Hank Penny (September 18, 1918 Birmingham-April 17, 1992 California) also known as Penny, Hank, Herbert Clayton Penny or Hank Penny and His Plantation Boys was an American actor, musician and comedian. His children are Sydney Penny, Greg Penny, Bill Penny, Patricia Penny and Sandra Penny.

Hank Penny began his career in the 1930s as a country and western musician, recording for multiple labels including RCA Victor and King Records. He was known for playing the steel guitar and his energetic performances. Penny also had a successful career as a comedian and appeared in several films and television shows, including "Make Mine Music" and "The Jimmy Durante Show."

In addition to his entertainment career, Penny was also a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army. Later in life, he became a successful businessman and real estate developer.

Penny was inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1983, recognizing his contributions to the instrument and the country music industry.

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David Raksin

David Raksin (August 4, 1912 Philadelphia-August 9, 2004 Van Nuys) otherwise known as D. Raksin, Grandfather of Film Music or David Raskin was an American film score composer and teacher. He had two children, Alex Raksin and Tina Raksin.

His albums: Forever Amber / The Bad and the Beautiful, , Too Late Blues, What's the Matter with Helen?, The Revolt of Mamie Stover / Hilda Crane, Preminger at Fox, Two Weeks in Another Town, Forever Amber, The Unforgiven: Classic Western Scores From United Artists and at M-G-M. Genres he performed include Film score.

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Kim Milford

Kim Milford (February 7, 1951 Glen Ridge-June 16, 1988 Chicago) a.k.a. Richard Kim Milford or Richard Milford was an American actor, singer-songwriter and singer.

Kim Milford began his career in entertainment as a theater actor, appearing in various stage productions throughout the 1970s. In 1977, he made his film debut in the science-fiction movie, "Damnation Alley", and gained recognition for his portrayal of the lead character in the stage adaptation of "The Rocky Horror Show". Milford was also a talented singer and songwriter, and released several albums during his career.

In addition to his work in entertainment, Milford was involved in political activism, particularly campaigning for nuclear disarmament. He was a member of the SANE organization and served as its national youth director in the mid-1970s.

Milford passed away at the age of 37 from complications related to a rare blood disease. Despite his relatively short career, his work in theater, film and music has left a lasting impact on many fans and artists alike.

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Nelson Riddle

Nelson Riddle (June 1, 1921 Oradell-October 6, 1985 Los Angeles) also known as N. Riddle, Nelson Smock Riddle Jr., Nels or Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. was an American sailor, trombonist, composer, music arranger, film score composer, orchestrator and actor. He had seven children, Rosemary Riddle, Maureen Alicia Riddle, Leonora Celeste Riddle, Bettina Riddle, Cecily Jean Riddle, Christopher Riddle and Nelson Riddle III.

His albums: Batman: Exclusive Original Television Soundtrack Album, Hey... Let Yourself Go / C'mon... Get Happy, Lolita, The Best Of, Batman, El Dorado, Oklahoma / Can Can, Love Is a Game of Poker, Route 66 & Other TV Themes / More Hit TV Themes and Sea of Dreams / Love Tide. Genres related to him: Big Band, Traditional pop music and Jazz.

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Dick Tufeld

Dick Tufeld (December 11, 1926 Los Angeles-January 22, 2012 Los Angeles) also known as Richard Norton Tufeld, Dick Tufeld Speaking, Richard Tufeld or Tufeld, Dick was an American voice actor and announcer. He had four children, Melissa Tufeld-Gerber, Bruce Tufeld, Craig Tufeld and Lynn Tufeld.

Tufeld's most famous role was voicing the robot in the popular 1960s TV series "Lost in Space." He also provided the voice for the opening narration of the show, which became iconic in its own right. Tufeld continued to work as a voice actor for many years, lending his voice to numerous commercials, documentaries, and video games. He was also an active member of the Television Academy and served on its board of governors. In addition to his work as a voice actor, Tufeld was an accomplished photographer and wrote several books on photography.

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Tim McIntire

Tim McIntire (July 19, 1944 Los Angeles-April 15, 1986 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Timothy John McIntire was an American actor, film score composer, musician, voice actor, songwriter, composer and singer.

His albums include Jeremiah Johnson.

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Ronnie Barron

Ronnie Barron (October 9, 1943 Algiers, New Orleans-March 20, 1997 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Ronald Raymond Barrosse was an American actor, singer, keyboard player and organist. His children are Ronald Raymond, Jr and Ava Raymond.

Barron began his career in music as a teenager, playing with local R&B bands in New Orleans. He eventually became connected to the city's influential funk and soul scene, working with acts like Dr. John, Eddie Bo, and the Neville Brothers. He later relocated to Los Angeles, where he continued to perform and record with numerous musicians, including Eric Burdon, Taj Mahal, and Albert King.

Aside from his musical career, Barron also had numerous notable acting roles. He appeared in several films, including Francis Ford Coppola's "The Cotton Club" and "The Two Jakes," as well as television shows such as "Twin Peaks" and "St. Elsewhere."

Unfortunately, Barron's life was cut short when he died of complications related to diabetes in 1997 at the age of 53. However, his legacy as a talented musician and performer lives on.

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