DEAD: Hedy Lamarr

DEAD: ON THIS DATE Hedy Lamarr (aged 85)Austrian-American actressHedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film actress DEATH: Lamarr died in Casselberry, Florida, on January 19, 2000, of heart disease, aged 85. Her son Anthony Loder spread her ashes in Austria’s Vienna Woods in accordance with her last wishes.

DEAD: Rutherford B. Hayes

DEAD: ON THIS DATE Rutherford B. Hayes (aged 70)19th President of the United States Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, having served also as an American representative and governor of Ohio. Hayes was a lawyer and staunch abolitionist who defended refugee slaves in court proceedings in the antebellum years.Continue reading DEAD: Rutherford B. Hayes

DEAD: Johnny Otis

DEAD: ON THIS DATE Johnny Otis (aged 90)American singer, musician, composer, and record producer Johnny Otis (born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes; December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012) was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and impresario. He was a seminal influence on American R&B and rock and roll.Continue reading DEAD: Johnny Otis

DEAD: Russell Johnson

DEAD: ON THIS DATE Russell Johnson (aged 89)American actor (Gilligan’s Island) Russell David Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014) was an American actor, best known for his role as Professor Roy Hinkley in Gilligan’s Island. He was also known as Marshal Gib Scott in Black Saddle. DEATH: In 1982, Johnson married Constance “Connie” Dane. He published his memoirs, Here on Gilligan’s Isle, inContinue reading DEAD: Russell Johnson