Famous music stars died as a result of Natural causes

Here are 50 famous musicians from the world died in Natural causes:

Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi (May 15, 1567 Cremona-November 29, 1643 Venice) also known as Monteverdi, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Monteverdi, Claudio or Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi was an Italian composer, singer, violist, priest and gambist. He had three children, Francesco Monteverdi, Massimilino Monteverdi and Leonora Monteverdi.

Related albums: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Concentus Musicus Wien & Junge Kantorei feat. conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Madrigale (conductor, harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt), Orfeo (Artek feat. conductor: Gwendolyn Toth), Ballo delle ingrate. Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Capella Musicale di S. Petronio di Bologna), L'Incoronatione di Poppea (disc 1), L'incoronazione di Poppea (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra); Madrigals (English Chamber Orchestra), L'Orfeo (Concentus Musicus Wien feat. conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt), L'Orfeo (Ensemble Elyma feat. conductor: Gabriel Garrido), L'Orfeo (London Baroque feat. conductor: Charles Medlam) and Le passioni dell'anima (feat. conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini). Genres related to him: Opera, Madrigal, Baroque music, Art song, Ballet, Ballet and Classical music.

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Claudio Arrau

Claudio Arrau (February 6, 1903 Chillán-June 9, 1991 Mürzzuschlag) a.k.a. Arrau, Claudio, Claudio Arrau and Boston Symphony Orchestra (Sir Colin Davis) or Arrau, Claudio and Boston Symphony Orchestra , Sir Colin Davis was a Chilean pianist and teacher.

Discography: The Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos (feat. piano: Claudio Arrau)(disc 5), Claudio Arrau Collection: Highlights, Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 5: Claudio Arrau II, Piano Works, Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 23, 14, Liszt, Goldberg Variations, The Nocturnes and Nocturnes (disc 2). Genres he performed include Classical music.

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Norman Dello Joio

Norman Dello Joio (January 24, 1913 New York City-July 24, 2008 East Hampton) also known as Norman Delio Joio, Dello Joio, Norman or Nicodemo DeGioio was an American composer, organist and professor. He had two children, Norman Dello Joio and Justin Dello Joio.

His albums include Symphony No. 2 / Frankie And Johnny / Epigraph For Orchestra.

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Lord Buckley

Lord Buckley (April 5, 1906 Tuolumne City-November 12, 1960 Cabrini Medical Center) also known as Richard Myrle Buckley was an American comedian.

His albums include His Royal Hipness, A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat, Dig Infinity! The Life and Art of Lord Buckley, Blowing His Mind (And Yours Too!), The Royal Court of Lord Buckley and Hipsters, Flipsters and Finger Poppin' Daddies Knock Me Your Lobes.

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Israel Horowitz

Israel Horowitz (September 6, 1916 New York City-December 26, 2008 Closter) was an American classical music producer and record producer. His child is called Robert Horowitz.

Genres he performed: Classical music.

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Billie Burke

Billie Burke (August 7, 1884 Washington, D.C.-May 14, 1970 Los Angeles) also known as Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke, Miss Billie Burke or Mary William Ethelbert Appleton "Billie" Burke was an American actor and singer. She had one child, Patricia Ziegfeld Stephenson.

Billie Burke began her career on stage, making her Broadway debut in 1903 in "The School Girl." Over the course of her career, she appeared in numerous plays and musicals, including the title role in "Glinda the Good Witch" in "The Wizard of Oz" in 1903. She also made a successful transition to film, appearing in more than 80 movies including, "Father of the Bride" (1950) and "Dinner at Eight" (1933). Burke was also a beloved society figure, known for her wit, charm, and beauty. She was an avid collector of antiques and her home was filled with rare and valuable treasures. Burke passed away in 1970 at the age of 85.

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Maurice Duruflé

Maurice Duruflé (January 11, 1902 Louviers-June 16, 1986 Louveciennes) also known as Duruflé, Duruflé, Maurice or Maurice Gustave Duruflé was a French composer, musician, organist and music pedagogue.

His albums: Sacred Choral & Organ Works, Volume 1, Complete Choral Works (Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge feat. conductor: Richard Marlow), L'oeuvre pour choeur et orgue, Requiem / Messe "cum jubilo" / Motets (Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Hampson, Marie-Claire Alain feat. conductor: Michel Plasson), Requiem / Four Motets, Requiem, Op. 9 / Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens (Orchestre colonne feat. choir: Ensemble audite nova de Paris, conductor: Michel Corboz, bass-baritone: José Van Dam, mezzo-soprano: Teresa Berganza), Requiem Op. 9 / Messe "Cum jubilo" Op. 11 / Quatre motets Op. 10, Complete Organ Music (Henri Fairs), Maurice Duruflé Complete Choral Works (Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge) and Requiems (Ambrosian Singers feat. chorus master: John McCarthy, conductor: Andrew Davis, baritone: Siegmund Nimsgern).

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Tristram Cary

Tristram Cary (May 14, 1925 Oxford-April 24, 2008 Adelaide) a.k.a. Tristam Cary, Cary, Tristam, Cary, Tristram, Tristram Ogilvie Cary, OAM, Tristram Ogilvie Cary, Tristram Carry or Carry, Tristram was an English composer and film score composer.

His albums: Blood From the Mummy's Tomb, Doctor Who: Devils' Planets, It's Time for Tristram Cary (Works for Film, Television, Exhibition & Sculpture) and The Quatermass Film Music Collection.

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The Rev

The Rev (February 9, 1981 Huntington Beach-December 28, 2009 Huntington Beach) a.k.a. James Owen Sullivan, Rat head, The Reverend Tholomew Plague, Jimmy Sullivan or James 'The Rev' Sullivan was an American musician, drummer, songwriter, singer and pianist.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Metalcore, Ska, Punk rock, Third-wave of ska, Avant-garde metal, Alternative metal, Hardcore punk, Progressive metal and Ska punk.

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Fess Parker

Fess Parker (August 16, 1924 Fort Worth-March 18, 2010 Santa Ynez) also known as Fess Elisha Parker, Jr., Fessbo or Fess Elisha Parker Jr. was an American actor, winemaker, businessperson and voice actor. He had two children, Ashley Allen Rinehart and Fess Elisha Parker III.

Parker is best known for his portrayal of Davy Crockett in the popular Disney TV miniseries in the 1950s. He also starred in other films such as "Old Yeller" and "The Great Locomotive Chase." Parker later became a successful businessman, owning and operating the Fess Parker Winery in Santa Barbara County, California. He also owned a number of hotels in the area. In addition to his acting and business pursuits, Parker was an active philanthropist, working with organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America and the Santa Barbara Zoo. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 85.

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Art Linkletter

Art Linkletter (July 17, 1912 Moose Jaw-May 26, 2010 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Arthur Gordon Kelly, Linkletter, Art, Gordon Arthur Kelly or Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter was an American presenter, radio personality and actor. He had five children, Robert Linkletter, Dawn Linkletter, Sharon Linkletter, Diane Linkletter and Jack Linkletter.

His albums: We Love You Call Collect.

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Jimmy Dean

Jimmy Dean (August 10, 1928 Plainview-June 13, 2010 Varina) a.k.a. Dean, Jimmy or Jimmy Ray Dean was an American entrepreneur, businessperson, singer, actor and presenter. He had three children, Garry Dean, Connie Dean and Robert Dean.

His albums include The Best Of Jimmy Dean, 20 Great Story Songs, Big Bad John, Greatest Songs, Jimmy Dean's Greatest Hits, Country Boy and Country Girl, Bumming Around / Picking Sweethearts, The Big Ones, Big Bad John / I Won't Go Huntin' With You Jake and Everybody's Favourite. Genres he performed include Pop music and Country.

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Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis (December 18, 1917 Cogdell-February 4, 2005 Miami Beach) also known as Raiford Chatman Davis, Ozzie Davis, R.C. Davis or Raiford Chatman "Ossie" Davis was an American actor, poet, playwright, screenwriter, film director, writer, activist, author and voice actor. He had three children, Guy Davis, Nora Day Davis and Hasna Muhammad Davis.

Davis initially pursued his studies in engineering before he switched his major to drama at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He later joined the Army during World War II and served in Liberia and Europe. After his service, he began his acting career on Broadway in the 1940s and established himself as a prominent actor of the stage, television and film. Davis was also a prominent civil rights activist, working alongside his wife Ruby Dee, and was a speaker at the historic March on Washington in 1963. He was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004 for his contributions to American culture. Davis and Dee were married for 56 years until his death in 2005.

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Kathryn Grayson

Kathryn Grayson (February 9, 1922 Winston-Salem-February 17, 2010 Los Angeles) also known as Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick, Graysie, Kathryn Grayson & Howard Keel or Grayson, Kathryn & Keel, Howard was an American singer and actor. She had one child, Patricia Kathryn Johnston.

Genres related to her: Opera and Musical theatre.

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Sherwood Schwartz

Sherwood Schwartz (November 14, 1916 Passaic-July 12, 2011 Los Angeles) also known as Sherwood Schwatz or Sherwood Charles Schwartz was an American businessperson, screenwriter, writer, television producer and film producer. He had four children, Lloyd J. Schwartz, Ross Schwartz, Hope Juber and Elroy Schwartz.

Schwartz is best known for creating and producing some of the most popular American television shows of the 20th century, including "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch". In addition to writing and producing, he often wrote the themes for his shows. Schwartz graduated from New York University with a degree in journalism and eventually became a comedy writer for radio shows like "The Bob Hope Show" and "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". He later transitioned to television, creating shows that became cultural touchstones in American entertainment. Despite making some controversial creative choices over the years, Schwartz's contributions to the television industry were widely recognized, and many of his shows continue to be popular in syndication today.

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K. V. Mahadevan

K. V. Mahadevan (March 14, 1918 Nagercoil-June 21, 2001 Chennai) a.k.a. Krishnankoil Venkatachalam Mahadevan, Krishnangoyal Venkatachalam Bhagavathar Mahadevan, Mahadevan K.V., Mama, K.V. Mahadevan or Mahadevan was an Indian film score composer, music director and composer.

His albums include Andala Ramugu and Srinivasa Kalyanam. Genres he performed include Film score.

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Van Johnson

Van Johnson (August 25, 1916 Newport-December 12, 2008 Nyack) also known as Charles Van Johnson, Charles Van Dell Johnson, King of Dinner Theater or The Voiceless Sinatra was an American actor, dancer and singer. He had one child, Schuyler Johnson.

Van Johnson was born in Newport, Rhode Island in 1916. He grew up in a family of five and attended a local school in Rhode Island. After graduating from high school, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in entertainment. His first break came when he was cast in a Broadway production in the late 1930s. He then started appearing in movies in the early 1940s and quickly became a popular leading man, starring in films such as "A Guy Named Joe" (1943) and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944).

During his career, Johnson also served in the United States Army during World War II. After the war, he returned to Hollywood and continued to act, appearing in movies such as "The Caine Mutiny" (1954) and "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (1954). In addition to his acting career, Johnson was also known for his singing and dancing abilities, and often performed on stage and in television specials.

Later in life, Johnson continued to work in the entertainment industry, appearing in television shows and movies throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He passed away in Nyack, New York in 2008 at the age of 92.

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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907 Hartford-June 29, 2003 Fenwick) also known as Katharine Houghton Hepburn, Kate, First Lady of Cinema, The Great Kate, Katherine Hepburn or Jimmy was an American actor.

Her albums include Lincoln Portrait & Other Works.

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Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw (May 23, 1910 New York City-December 30, 2004 Thousand Oaks) a.k.a. Arthur Arshawsky, Arthur Jacob Arshawsky or King of the Clarinet was an American composer, musician, clarinetist, actor, bandleader, film score composer, author and music arranger. His children are Jonathan Shaw and Steven Kern.

His albums: The Complete Gramercy Five Sessions, The Very Best of Artie Shaw, Self Portrait, Essential Artie Shaw, 16 Classic Performances, 22 Original Big Band Recordings, Portrait of Artie Shaw, A Tribute to Artie Shaw, Artie and the Singers and Artie Shaw. Genres related to him: Swing music and Big Band.

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Virginia O'Brien

Virginia O'Brien (April 18, 1919 Los Angeles-January 16, 2001 Woodland Hills) also known as Virginia Lee O'Brien, "Miss Red Hot Frozen Face", Miss Ice Glacier, Frozen Face or Miss Deadpan was an American singer and actor. She had four children, Terri O'Brien, Liz Watkins, Gale Evans and John Feggo.

Virginia O'Brien gained fame in the film industry during the 1940s and 1950s for her unique deadpan expression and monotonal singing style. She made her film debut in 1942 with "Du Barry Was a Lady" and went on to appear in various films, including "The Big Store," "Ship Ahoy," and "Ziegfeld Follies."

Aside from her successful acting career, Virginia O'Brien was also known for her musical talents. She recorded several songs for MGM and Decca Records, and her rendition of "Say We're Sweethearts Again" became a hit in 1947.

In 1950, O'Brien retired from the film industry to focus on her family. She returned to performing in the 1970s, making appearances on various TV shows and performing in live stage productions.

Throughout her career, Virginia O'Brien remained a beloved icon in Hollywood, known for her unique personality and contributions to the entertainment industry.

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Jack Kruschen

Jack Kruschen (March 20, 1922 Winnipeg-April 2, 2002 Chandler) also known as Jack Joseph Kruschen was a Canadian actor and voice actor.

Kruschen began his acting career on radio shows in the 1940s before transitioning to film and television in the 1950s. He appeared in over 200 films and television episodes throughout his career and was best known for his roles in "The Apartment", for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and "The War of the Worlds". In addition to his work on screen, Kruschen was also a successful voice actor and voiced several characters in popular cartoons such as "The Jetsons" and "The Flintstones". He continued to act well into his seventies, appearing in films such as "The Day of the Locust" and "Grumpy Old Men".

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Jester Hairston

Jester Hairston (July 9, 1901 Belews Creek-January 18, 2000 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Jester Joseph Hairston, Jester J. Hairston, Jasper J. Hairston, Rolly or Hairston, Jester was an American actor, conductor, music arranger, composer, songwriter and singer.

He was best known for his work in Hollywood as a choral conductor and arranger for films, including "Song of the South" and "The Alamo." He also appeared in more than 20 films as an actor, including "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Big Red One."

Hairston was deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement and often used his music to express his support for the cause. He wrote the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and also arranged and conducted the performances of the song at rallies and events.

In addition to his work in Hollywood and activism, Hairston was a prominent figure in the world of gospel music. He served as the music director for the Hall Johnson Choir and The Robert Shaw Chorale, among others.

Hairston passed away in 2000 at the age of 98, leaving behind a rich legacy in music and activism.

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Buddy Rogers

Buddy Rogers (August 13, 1904 Olathe-April 21, 1999 Rancho Mirage) otherwise known as Charles Rogers, Chas. Buddy Rogers, Buddy Rogers, Charles Buddy Rogers, Charles ['Buddy'] Rogers and his California Cavaliers, America's Boyfriend, Buddy, Charles Edward Rogers, Charles Edward “Buddy” Rogers or Charles "Buddy" Rogers was an American actor and film producer. He had two children, Roxanne Rogers and Ronald Charles Rogers.

Rogers began his career in the silent film era and gained fame for his leading role in the first ever Academy Award-winning film, "Wings," in which he played a World War I fighter pilot. He went on to star in a number of successful films, including "My Best Girl," "The Cruise of the Zaca" and "Follow Thru."

Aside from his acting career, Rogers was also a successful musician and bandleader. He formed his own orchestra, "Buddy Rogers and his California Cavaliers," and recorded several popular songs in the 1920s and 1930s.

Later in life, Rogers became an advocate for the preservation of early Hollywood history and artifacts. He donated many of his personal items, including his Oscar statuette, to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Rogers passed away in 1999 at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy as both a talented actor and musician, and a champion for the preservation of Hollywood history.

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Thelma Leeds

Thelma Leeds (December 18, 1910 New York City-May 27, 2006 Beverly Hills) a.k.a. Thelma Goodman or Thelma Bernstein was an American singer and actor. She had four children, Bob Einstein, Albert Brooks, Clifford Einstein and Cliff Einstein.

Thelma Leeds began her career as a singer on radio shows in the 1920s before transitioning to acting in the 1930s. She appeared in over 30 films throughout her career, including "The Mad Miss Manton" (1938), "The Invisible Woman" (1940), and "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942). She also starred in several Broadway productions, such as "Call Me Mister" (1946) and "Texas Li'l Darlin'" (1949).

Aside from her successful career, Leeds is known for being the mother of comedic actors Bob Einstein (also known as Super Dave Osborne), Albert Brooks, Clifford Einstein, and Cliff Einstein. Leeds was also married to radio and television producer Harry Einstein, who went by the name Parkyakarkus on radio.

Later in her life, Leeds became a successful real estate agent in Beverly Hills, California. She passed away in 2006 at the age of 95.

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Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman (January 5, 1917 Saint Joseph-September 10, 2007 Rancho Mirage) a.k.a. Sarah Jane Fulks, Sarah Jane Mayfield, Miss Jane Wyman, Jane Durrell, Jane Fulks, Button Nose, Minnie Mouse or Janie was an American actor, singer, dancer and switchboard operator. She had three children, Michael Reagan, Maureen Reagan and Christine Reagan.

Wyman began her career as a radio singer and then moved on to film, where she appeared in many notable movies such as "The Lost Weekend", "Magnificent Obsession", and "All That Heaven Allows". She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Johnny Belinda" in 1948.

In addition to her successful film career, Wyman also had a prominent television career, starring in the popular series "Falcon Crest" in the 1980s. Outside of her acting career, she was a noted philanthropist and humanitarian, serving as a board member for organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Wyman was married and divorced five times, including to actor Ronald Reagan from 1940 to 1949. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 90.

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Harry Babbitt

Harry Babbitt (November 2, 1913 St. Louis-April 9, 2004 Aliso Viejo) otherwise known as Harry Babbit was an American singer and actor. He had three children, Christopher Babbitt, Stephen Babbitt and Michael Babbitt.

Harry Babbitt began his career singing on local radio stations in the 1930s. In 1938, he became a member of the popular big band group, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, where he gained national recognition for hits such as "Three Little Fishes" and "The White Cliffs of Dover."

During World War II, Babbitt enlisted in the U.S. Army and performed in several military shows. After the war, he continued to perform as a solo artist and also made appearances in movies and television shows, including "The Mickey Rooney Show" and "The Colgate Comedy Hour."

In addition to his music career, Babbitt was also a successful voice actor, lending his voice to several animated characters in iconic Disney films such as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "The Three Caballeros."

In his later years, Babbitt retired from performing and lived a quiet life with his family. He passed away in 2004 at the age of 90.

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Captain Bob Farnon

Captain Bob Farnon (July 24, 1917 Toronto-April 23, 2005 Guernsey) also known as Robert Joseph Farnon, Bob Farnon or Robert Farnon was a Canadian conductor, composer, film score composer, music arranger and trumpeter. He had one child, David Farnon.

Related albums: Canadian Impressions, The Lost Recordings, Colditz March / State Occasion / The Westminster Watz / A Star Is Born and Overlord / The Disappearance / Hustle. His related genres: Film score.

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Per Grundén

Per Grundén (May 23, 1922 Eskilstuna-February 6, 2011 Trosa) a.k.a. Per Grunden, Per Gustaf Grundén or Per Gustaf Grunden was a Swedish actor, opera singer and singer. He had three children, Mikael Grundén, Lena Grundén and Maria Grundén.

Per Grundén had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, starting off as an opera singer in the 1940s. He was a member of the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm for almost two decades, and also performed in opera houses across Europe. In the 1960s, he transitioned to acting, appearing in several Swedish films and televison shows.

Gründén was renowned for his deep, resonant voice and commanding presence on stage. He won critical acclaim for his performances in several productions, including "Kärlekens Komedier" (Comedies of Love), "Arga Snickaren" (The Angry Carpenter), and "En Herre i Kungens Kläder" (The Emperor's New Clothes).

Aside from his work in music and acting, Per Grundén was also a talented singer and songwriter. He released several albums in the 1970s and 80s, which showcased his unique blend of folk, pop, and rock music. In addition to his musical pursuits, he also worked as a voice actor, lending his distinctive voice to various animated films and TV series.

Grundén remained active in the industry well into his 80s, and was widely regarded as one of Sweden's most beloved performers. He passed away in 2011 at the age of 88, leaving behind a rich legacy in the arts.

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Joseph Barbera

Joseph Barbera (March 24, 1911 Delancey Street-December 18, 2006 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Joseph Roland Barbera, Joe Barbera, Joseph Roland, Joseph R. Barbera, Joseph Roland 'Joe' Barbera or Joe was an American animator, film director, cartoonist, storyboard artist, film producer, television director, television producer, screenwriter and film score composer. His children are called Neal Barbera, Lynn Barbera and Jayne Barbera.

His discography includes: The Best of Hanna-Barbera: Tunes from the Toons, Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Sound Fx, Hanna-Barbera Classics, Hanna-Barbera's Pic-A-Nic Basket of Cartoon Classics and Top Cat.

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Jill Haworth

Jill Haworth (August 15, 1945 Hove-January 3, 2011 New York City) a.k.a. Valerie Jill Haworth was a British actor.

She began her career on stage in London's West End and made her film debut in the iconic 1961 movie "Exodus" alongside Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint. She is best known for her role as Sally Bowles in the original Broadway production of "Cabaret" in 1966, a role which earned her a Tony Award nomination. Haworth also appeared in numerous TV shows such as "The Fugitive," "Mission: Impossible," and "The Saint." Later in her career, she became a acting teacher and mentor, coaching actors in New York City. She passed away in 2011 at the age of 65 due to natural causes.

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Seymour Rexite

Seymour Rexite (January 18, 1908 Piotrków Trybunalski-October 14, 2002 New York City) also known as Seymour Rechzeit, Seymour Rechtzeit or Rechtzeit, Seymour was a Polish actor.

He immigrated to the United States at the age of four and began acting in the Yiddish theater in his teens. He later transitioned to Hollywood and appeared in films such as "Gentleman's Agreement" and "The Pawnbroker". In addition to his acting career, Rexite was also an accomplished cantor and performed at synagogues across the United States. He continued to act in various productions, including the Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof" into his 90s, making him one of the oldest working actors in the industry.

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Naushad (December 25, 1919 Lucknow-May 5, 2006 Mumbai) a.k.a. Nashad, Naushad Ali, The Mughal-E-Azam of Music, Naushad Ali Wahid Ali or Naushe Miyan was an Indian film score composer, film producer, music director, poet, screenwriter, composer and writer. He had nine children, Zubeda Ali, Fehmida Ali, Farida Ali, Sayeeda Ali, Rashida Ali, Waheeda Ali, Rehman Naushad, Raju Naushad and Iqbal Naushad.

Discography: Mughal-E-Azam, Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story, The Genius of Naushad, Pakeezah, Andaz, Dil Diya Dard Liya, Son of India, Aan, Gunga Jumna and Babul. His related genres: Indian classical music, Filmi, Hindustani classical music and Film score.

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Tony Martin

Tony Martin (December 25, 1913 San Francisco-July 27, 2012 Los Angeles) also known as Martin, Tony, Alvin Morris, Anthony Martin or Al Morris was an American singer and actor. He had two children, Tony Martin Jr. and Nicholas Martin.

His discography includes: I'll See You in My Dreams, The Best of Tony Martin on RCA, Greatest Love Songs, There's No Tomorrow / A Thousand Violins, I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine / Valencia, You Stepped Out of a Dream / Too Beautiful to Last, Domino / It's All Over but the Memories and Tony Martin - His Greatest Hits. Genres he performed: Big Band and Traditional pop music.

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Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller (July 17, 1917 Lima-August 20, 2012 Brentwood) a.k.a. Phyllis Ada Driver, Phyliss Diller or Phyllis Driver was an American comedian, actor and voice actor. Her children are Stephanie Diller, Sally Diller, Suzanne Diller, Perry Diller and Peter Diller.

Phyllis Diller initially pursued a career as a pianist, but after marrying her first husband, she started to perform stand-up comedy to make ends meet. Her unique brand of comedy involved self-deprecating humor, eccentric outfits and props, and exaggerated facial expressions. She quickly gained popularity and became a regular on numerous television shows in the 1960s and 1970s.

Aside from her comedy work, Diller was also a voice actor, lending her voice to characters in numerous animated TV series and movies. She wrote several books on comedy and her life, including "Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints" and "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse."

Diller was known for breaking barriers as a female comedian and was often credited with paving the way for other women in the industry. She won numerous awards throughout her career, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Comedy Awards in 1992.

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Barry Beckett

Barry Beckett (February 4, 1943 Birmingham-June 10, 2009 Hendersonville) also known as Beckett, Barry was an American record producer, keyboard player, session musician and musician.

Beckett grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and began playing piano at a young age. He went on to study music at the University of Alabama before moving to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to work at the famous recording studios there.

At Muscle Shoals, Beckett became a highly sought-after session musician and played on countless hit records for artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He also co-founded the group The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, which became known as one of the most influential backing bands in the history of popular music.

In addition to his work as a session musician, Beckett also worked as a record producer and produced albums for artists such as Kenny Chesney and Hank Williams Jr. He was posthumously inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Jack Palance

Jack Palance (February 18, 1919 Hazle Township-November 10, 2006 Montecito) also known as Jack Brazzo, Walter J. Palance, Walter Jack Palance, Volodymyr Palahniuk, Walter Palance, Walter {Jack} Palance, Vladimir Palahnuik, Volodymyr Jack Palahniuk or Volodymir Ivanovich Palahniuk was an American actor, professional boxer, painter, journalist, pilot and author. He had three children, Brooke Palance, Holly Palance and Cody Palance.

Palance was born in Pennsylvania to Ukrainian immigrant parents and grew up in coal-mining communities. He attended the University of North Carolina on a football scholarship but left to pursue a career in professional boxing. After serving in the military during World War II, he began his acting career on Broadway and later transitioned to Hollywood.

Palance appeared in over 90 films throughout his career, including notable roles in "Shane," "Sudden Fear," and "City Slickers," for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In addition to his work in film, Palance also wrote a memoir and painted extensively, exhibiting his artwork in galleries across the United States.

Throughout his life, Palance was known for his rugged, tough-guy persona and his penchant for playing villains. He was also recognized for his distinctive, gravelly voice and his intense screen presence. He passed away at the age of 87 from natural causes.

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Birgit Nilsson

Birgit Nilsson (May 17, 1918 Västra Karup-December 25, 2005 Kristianstad) otherwise known as Brigit Nilsson, Nilsson, Birgit, Märta Birgit Svensson or Miss N. was a Swedish singer and actor.

Her albums: , Don Giovanni (Orchester des Nationaltheaters Prag feat. conductor Karl Böhm), , Elektra, Salome (Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Sir Georg Solti, soprano: Birgit Nilsson) and Die Walküre.

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Willy Schmidt-Gentner

Willy Schmidt-Gentner (April 6, 1894 Neustadt am Rennsteig-February 12, 1964 Vienna) also known as Schmidt-Gentner, Willy Schmidt Gentner or Willi Schmidt-Gentner was a German film score composer and film director.

His related genres: Film score.

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Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter (December 11, 1908 Manhattan-November 5, 2012 New York City) otherwise known as Elliot Carter, Eliott Carter, Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. or Carter, Elliott was an American composer and author.

His albums include Chamber Music (Arditti String Quartet feat. piano: Ursula Oppens), Concerto for Orchestra, etc. (London Sinfonietta feat. conductor: Oliver Knussen), Piano Works (Choi), The Four String Quartets / Duo for Violin & Piano (Juilliard String Quartet), Music of Elliott Carter, Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord / Cello Sonata / Double Concerto, Symphony no. 1 / Piano Concerto, The Vocal Works (1975-1981) (Speculum Musicae), Lauds and Lamentations: Music of Elliott Carter and Isang Yun (feat. oboe, horn: Heinz Holliger, violin: Thomas Zehetmair, viola: Ruth Killius, cello: Thomas Demenga) and The Complete Music for Piano. Genres he performed include 20th-century classical music, Serialism, Ballet, Chamber music and Opera.

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Paul Alter

Paul Alter (March 11, 1922 Chicago-June 11, 2011 Los Angeles) was an American television director.

After serving in the Army during World War II, Paul Alter started his career in television as a floor manager for NBC. He eventually worked his way up to becoming a director, working on popular shows such as "The Colgate Comedy Hour", "The Carol Burnett Show", and "The Flip Wilson Show".

In addition to his work in television, Alter also directed several feature films, including "The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond" and "The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell". He also directed several stage productions in New York City.

Throughout his career, Alter was recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry. He won three Emmy Awards for his work on "The Carol Burnett Show" and was inducted into the Directors Guild of America in 2006.

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Giuseppe Becce

Giuseppe Becce (February 3, 1877 Lonigo-October 5, 1973 Berlin) a.k.a. Dr. Giuseppe Becce, G. Becce, Dr. Bechstein or Dr. Guiseppe Becce was an Italian film score composer, composer and actor.

Genres: Film score.

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Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell (December 21, 1922 New York City-June 24, 2005 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Paul Wilchinsky or Winch was an American inventor, voice actor, ventriloquist, actor and comedian. His children are April Winchell, Keith Winchell, Larry Winchell, Stephanie Winchell and Stacy Winchell.

His albums include Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger Too.

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Lee Dorman

Lee Dorman (September 15, 1942 St. Louis-December 21, 2012 Laguna Niguel) also known as Dorman, Lee or Iron Butterfly was an American musician.

Genres he performed include Instrumental, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock and Acid rock.

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Luiz Gonzaga

Luiz Gonzaga (December 13, 1912 Exu, Pernambuco-August 2, 1989 Recife) also known as Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento or Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento, Sr. was a Brazilian singer, musician, songwriter, film score composer, actor and poet. His children are Gonzaguinha and Rosa Gonzaga.

Discography: Xamego, Quadrilhas e marchinhas juninas, O essencial de, Forró do Começo ao Fim, Identidade, São João na Roça, Volta Pra Curtir Ao Vivo, 50 Anos De Chão, Do Jeito Que o Povo Gosta and Vou Te Matar de Cheiro.

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Charles Durning

Charles Durning (February 28, 1923 Highland Falls-December 24, 2012 Manhattan) also known as Charles Durnham, Chuck, Charles Edward Durning, The king of character actors or Charlie was an American actor, soldier, dancer, teacher and voice actor. He had three children, Michelle Durning, Douglas Durning and Jeanine Durning.

Durning served in the United States Army during World War II and participated in the Normandy landings. He received several decorations and honors for his service, including the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts. After the war, he began his career as an actor on Broadway and later transitioned to film and television. He appeared in over 200 movies, TV shows, and plays, including "The Sting," "Tootsie," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Rescue Me." In 2008, Durning was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. He was known for his versatile acting ability and his memorable roles in both comedic and dramatic roles.

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Susan Reed

Susan Reed (January 11, 1926 Columbia-April 25, 2010 Greenport) also known as Susie or Susan Catherine Reed was an American singer, musician, harpist and actor. She had one child, Reed Karen.

Genres she performed: Folk music.

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Mischa Spoliansky

Mischa Spoliansky (December 28, 1898 Białystok-June 28, 1985 London) otherwise known as Michael Spoliansky, Michael Spolianski, M. Spolianski, Mischa Spolianski or Arno Billing was a Russian composer, film score composer, pianist and songwriter. He had one child, Irmgard Spoliansky.

His albums: .

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Garrett Lewis

Garrett Lewis (April 2, 1935 St. Louis-January 29, 2013 Woodland Hills) was an American set decorator, actor and dancer.

He was best known for his work in Hollywood films and television shows. Some of his most notable credits include serving as the set decorator for the classic 1984 film "Ghostbusters" and the 1990 film "Edward Scissorhands." Throughout his career, Lewis worked on numerous other films, including "Good Morning, Vietnam," "The Fisher King," and "Batman & Robin," as well as TV shows such as "The Golden Girls" and "Friends." In addition to his work behind the scenes, Lewis also appeared in several films as an actor, including "Innerspace" and "Groundhog Day." He was also a skilled dancer and choreographer, having performed in several Broadway productions in the 1950s and 1960s.

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S. Rajeswara Rao

S. Rajeswara Rao (October 11, 1922 Sivaramapuram-October 25, 1999) otherwise known as Salur Rajeswara Rao, Saluri Rajeshwara Rao, Rao, Rajeswara Rao or S. Rajeshwar Rao was an Indian singer, composer, film score composer and actor. He had nine children, Saluri Poornachandra Rao, Saluri Ramalingeswara Rao, Saluri Koti Durga Prasad, Saluri Vasu Rao, Saluri Koteswara Rao, Ramadevi Rao, Mangamma Rao, Kousalya Rao and Vijayalakshmi Rao.

His discography includes: Chenchu Lakshmi, Missamma, Illalu, Yashoda Krishna and Malliswari.

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Earle Hagen

Earle Hagen (July 9, 1919 Chicago-May 26, 2008 Rancho Mirage) also known as Earle Harry Hagen, Earie Hagen, E. Hagen, Earl Hagen, Earle Hagan, M.S. Spencer-Hagen, Spencer-Hagen, Earle H. Hagen or Hagan, Earle was an American composer and film score composer. His children are James Hagen and Deane Hagen.

His albums: I Spy. Genres he performed include Film score.

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