singer -- Dead. Complications of hip replacement surgery. Died February 6, 2007. Born March 30, 1913. Singer best-known for singing the theme songs to Rawhide and Blazing Saddles, marathon dancer in the '30s.
Philip Charles Lithman (June 17, 1949 - July 1, 1987), who performed under the stage name Snakefinger, was an English musician, singer and songwriter. A multi-instrumentalist, he was best known for his guitar and violin work and his collaborations with The Residents.
On July 1, 1987, Snakefinger and his band, The Vestal Virgins, were in Linz, Austria, on the European Night tour. During a performance at the Posthof Club Lithman suffered a fatal heart attack. On that same day his single, "There's No Justice in Life", was released.
John Wayne (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 11, 1979. Born May 26, 1907. Duke, the archtypical Western actor, won an Oscar for True Grit
Originally posted by Excitable_Boy
Quinn spent his last years in Bristol, Rhode Island. He died at age 86, of pneumonia and respiratory failure while suffering from terminal throat cancer, shortly after completing his role in the film Avenging Angelo (2002). His funeral was held in a Baptist church; late in life, he had joined the Four Square evangelical Christian community. He is buried in a family plot near Bristol.
Quinn's personal life was as volatile and passionate as the characters he played in films. His first spouse was Katherine (Cecil B. DeMille's adopted daughter), by whom he had three children; they divorced in 1956. The following year he embarked on a long and tempestuous marriage to costume designer Iolanda Quinn. The union crumbled in 1993 when Quinn impregnated his secretary; the two had a second child in 1996. Quinn had three known mistresses and fathered a total of 13 children, among them Alex A. Quinn, Francesco Quinn, Lorenzo, Valentina, and Sean Quinn, a New Jersey real estate agent.
That Anthony Quinn had too much testosterone for his own good....