• Roberto Sanchez

    1945 - 2010

    Roberto Sanchez (1945 - 2010)

    Singer, Actor. Born Roberto Sánchez, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest Argentine music stars. Widely known as “El Gitano” or “Sandro de América”, he began his career when he was a child, imitating singer Elvis Presley. In 1960, Sandro formed his first band, but gained some notoriety after joining “Los […]

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  • Roberts Scott Blossom

    1924 - 2011

    Roberts Scott Blossom (1924 - 2011)

    Actor. Born Bartholomew Roberts Blossom, he was a versatile character performer best known for portraying old curmudgeons and oddballs. After serving in the US Army during World War II, he initially planned on being a therapist, but decided to become an actor instead. In 1955, he made his Off Broadway debut in the play “Village […]

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  • Robertson Hare

    1891 - 1979

    Robertson Hare (1891 - 1979)

    Hare was born in Islington, London, the younger child and only son of Frank Homer Hare, an accountant, and his wife, Louisa Mary, née Robertson. He was educated at Margate College in Kent and then studied drama with the actor and librettist Lewis Cairns James. In 1911 Hare made his professional stage debut, playing the Duke […]

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  • Robin George Collingwood

    1889 - 1943

    Robin George Collingwood (1889 - 1943)

    Philosopher, Historian. The son of William Gershom Collingwood, he was awarded a fellowship at Oxford in 1912, and apart from military service in Admiralty Intelligence from 1914 to 1918, he spent the remainder of his professional life at Oxford, being appointed Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy in 1935. Much of his early work was in theology […]

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  • Robin Gibb

    1949 - 2012

    Robin Gibb (1949 - 2012)

    Robin Gibb Robin Gibb, one-third of the Bee Gees, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his spokesperson has confirmed via a statement. Gibb was 62 years old. “The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery,” […]

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  • Robin Leach

    1941 - 2018

    Robin Leach (1941 - 2018)

    Robin Leach Robin Leach, a British-born TV personality and unapologetic practitioner of “Jacuzzi journalism” whose long-running show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” ogled the world’s most conspicuous consumers consuming conspicuously, died Aug. 23 in Las Vegas. He was 76. His family announced the death in a statement. He had two strokes in the past […]

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  • Robin Nadine Benedict

    1961 - 1983

    Robin Nadine Benedict (1961 - 1983)

    Murder Victim. She was a recent graduate of the Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational School. At the time of her death, she was pursuing a freelance a career in graphic arts and had a small contract with Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.  Tufts biology professor Dr. William Douglas allegedly “picked her up” as a prostitute in […]

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  • Robin Rochelle Stille

    1961 - 1996

    Robin Rochelle Stille (1961 - 1996)

    Actress. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Stille is best remembered for her role as ‘Valerie ‘Val’ Bates in the slasher thriller horror film, “Slumber Party Massacre” (1982). Stille also appeared in, “Winner Takes All” (1986), “Vampire Knights” (1987), “Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama” (1988), and “American Ninja 4: The Annihilation” (1991). On television Stille […]

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  • Robin Stille

    1961 - 1996

    Robin Stille (1961 - 1996)

    Robin Rochelle Stille (November 24, 1961 – February 9, 1996) was an American actress known for her role in the 1982 slasher film The Slumber Party Massacre as Valerie “Val” Bates. She is sometimes credited as Robin Rochelle. Stille was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and eventually found her way to Hollywood after moving with her family […]

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  • Robin Williams

    1951 - 2014

    Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)

    Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 21, 1951. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (c. 1923 – September 4, 2001), was a former model from Jackson, Mississippi, whose own great-grandfather was Mississippi senator and governor Anselm J. McLaurin. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams (September 10, 1906 – October 18, 1987), was […]

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  • Robyna Neilson Ketchum

    1901 - 1972

    Robyna Neilson Ketchum (1901 - 1972)

    Actress. Born in Minnesota, after a career performing roles on Broadway, she entered show radio programs in the mid 1950s. There she was a regular on national radio broadcast shows to include “There’s a Law Against I” and “The Aldrich Family”. She also appeared in Cukor’s film “Zara” 1939. Known as the “Bell Lady” for […]

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  • Rocco Fischetti

    2024 - 1964

    Rocco Fischetti (2024 - 1964)

    Organized Crime Figure. He was a top mobster in the Chicago Organized Crime Family during the days when Al Capone (who was his cousin) was the boss of the Family. He died while visiting relatives on Long Island. New York.

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  • Rochelle Hudson

    1916 - 1972

    Rochelle Hudson (1916 - 1972)

    The Oklahoma City-born actress, Rochelle Hudson, may be best remembered today for costarring in Wild Boys of the Road (1933), playing Cosette in Les Misérables (1935), playing Mary Blair, the older sister of Shirley Temple’s character in Curly Top, and for playing Natalie Wood’s mother in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). During her peak years in […]

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  • Rocío Dúrcal

    1944 - 2006

    Rocío Dúrcal (1944 - 2006)

    Singer and actress. Her real name was “María de los Ángeles de las Heras Ortíz”, though her friends and family called her “Marieta”. She made a total of 14 films and a myriad of top hit records, her latest just coming out months ago. The latest part of her career was dedicated to singing, becoming […]

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  • Rock Hudson

    1925 - 1985

    Rock Hudson (1925 - 1985)

    Rock Hudson He was the son of an auto mechanic and a telephone operator who divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school plays because he couldn’t remember lines. After high school he was a postal employee and during WW II served as a Navy airplane mechanic. After the […]

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  • Rockwell Kent

    1882 - 1971

    Rockwell Kent (1882 - 1971)

    Artist, Author, And Political activist. Rockwell Kent had a long and varied career. Born in New York, he studied architecture at Columbia University (1900-03) and art at the New York School of Art (1903-04) During his lifetime, he worked as an architectural draftsman, illustrator, printmaker, painter, lobsterman, ship’s carpenter, and dairy farmer. He was involved […]

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  • Rocky Aoki

    1938 - 2008

    Rocky Aoki (1938 - 2008)

    Rocky Aoki once said that he had “three kids from three different women at exactly the same time.” He found out about the seventh with the third woman when he was sued for paternity. In 2005, Rocky sued four of his children (Grace, Kevin, Kyle, and Echo) for an alleged attempt to take control of […]

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  • Rocky Johnson

    1944 - 2020

    Rocky Johnson (1944 - 2020)

    Rocky Johnson While part of one of the most famous and influential families in sports-entertainment history, “Soul Man” Rocky Johnson is just as famous and influential on his own. Known to different generations of our fans for different reasons, Johnson is one of the greatest African-American pioneers inside the squared circle. A former boxer, Johnson […]

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  • Rocky Marciano

    1923 - 1969

    Rocky Marciano (1923 - 1969)

    Rocky Marciano Rocky Marciano was born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, on September 1, 1923, in Brockton, Massachusetts. During his career, Marciano held the heavyweight boxing title for four years in the 1950s, and he is the only boxing champion to ever retire undefeated. His father, Pierino, worked at a shoe factory. His mother’s name was Pasqualena, […]

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  • Rod Cameron

    1910 - 1983

    Rod Cameron (1910 - 1983)

    Cameron was born Nathan Roderick Cox in Calgary, Alberta. He moved to Hollywood as a young man and started out as a stuntman and bit player for Paramount Pictures. His early films include Heritage of the Desert with Donald Woods and Russell Hayden, Rangers of Fortune with Fred MacMurray, and Henry Aldrich for President with […]

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  • Rod Daniel

    1942 - 2016

    Rod Daniel (1942 - 2016)

    Rollin Augustus “Rod” Daniel III (August 4, 1942 – April 16, 2016) was an American television and film director, active from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. He is best known for his comedy films, including the 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy film Teen Wolf, which was a considerable box office success. Rod Daniel, […]

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  • Rod Grams

    1948 - 2013

    Rod Grams (1948 - 2013)

    After David Durenberger announced he would not seek reelection, Rod Grams surprised many by announcing, just months into beginning his first term in the U.S. House, that he would run for the U.S. Senate. However, Grams faced opposition for the Republican party endorsement from State Senator Gen Olson, Bert McKasy (former chief of staff to […]

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  • Rod Roddy

    1937 - 2003

    Rod Roddy (1937 - 2003)

    Rod Roddy American Radio and Television Announcer. He is probably best remembered for his signature line, “Come on down!” from “The Price Is Right” morning television game show, although the phrase was originated and made popular by his predecessor Johnny Olson. Born Robert Ray Roddy in Fort Worth, Texas, he graduated from Texas Christian University […]

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  • Rod Steiger

    1925 - 2002

    Rod Steiger (1925 - 2002)

    Rodney Stephen “Rod” Steiger (April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American actor, noted for his portrayal of offbeat, often volatile and crazed characters. Cited as “one of Hollywood’s most charismatic and dynamic stars”, he is closely associated with the art of method acting, embodying the characters he played, which at times led […]

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  • Rod Taylor

    1930 - 2015

    Rod Taylor (1930 - 2015)

    Taylor was born on 11 January 1930 in Lidcombe, a suburb of Sydney, the only child of William Sturt Taylor, a steel construction contractor and commercial artist, and Mona Taylor (née Thompson), a writer of more than a hundred short stories and children’s books. His middle name comes from his great-great grand uncle, Captain Charles […]

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  • Roddy McDowall

    1928 - 1998

    Roddy McDowall (1928 - 1998)

    Roddy McDowall Roderick McDowall was born in London, the son of a Merchant Mariner father and a mother who had always wanted to be in movies. He was enrolled in elocution courses at age five and by ten had appeared in his first film, Murder in the Family (1938), playing Peter Osborne, the younger brother […]

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  • Roddy Piper

    1954 - 2015

    Roddy Piper (1954 - 2015)

    As best as we can tell, Roderick George Toombs was born. Rumor has it that it happened in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada-allegedly in a war time house on Victoria Avenue. For those not acquainted with Saskatoon, it’s one of the coldest places on earth, reaching 100 below with windchill. That may explain why Roddy hit the […]

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  • Rodney “Yokozuna” Anoai

    1966 - 2000

    Rodney “Yokozuna” Anoai (1966 - 2000)

    Anoaʻi’s career in professional wrestling began as he grew up in a family full of wrestlers, the Anoaʻi family. His uncles were the Wild Samoans, Afa and Sika, who trained him from an early age in the family business. Anoa’i took on the name of the Great Kokina while wrestling overseas in Japan. He also […]

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  • Rodney Agatupu “Yokozuna” Anoai

    1966 - 2000

    Rodney Agatupu “Yokozuna” Anoai (1966 - 2000)

    Professional Wrestler. He was portrayed in the WWF as being of Japanese decent, but he was actually Samoan. A cousin to wrestler/actor “The Rock” (Dwayne Johnson), he was a two-time WWF World Champion, WWF Tag Team Champion with Owen Hart, and Royal Rumble winner of 1993. (bio by: Hilda Duell) Cause of death: Heart attack

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  • Rodney Dangerfield

    1921 - 2004

    Rodney Dangerfield (1921 - 2004)

    Rodney Dangerfield Actor, Comedian. Born Jacob Cohen, a native of Long Island, New York, Rodney Dangerfield was fortunate to have two starts in the show business industry. His first was in the 1940s appearing in the “Borscht Belt” resorts in the Catskill Mountains of New York state where he wrote jokes, was a singing waiter […]

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