List of famous people who died in 1999

List of celebrities who died in 1999
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  1. John Kennedy Jr.

    John Kennedy Jr.


    John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr. or John-John in the press, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and younger brother of Caroline Kennedy. His father was assassinated just before his third birthday.

  2. Dana Plato

    Dana Plato


    Dana Michelle Plato (November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999) was an American actress, notable for playing the role of Kimberly Drummond on the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986. After leaving the cast of Diff'rent Strokes, Plato attempted to establish herself as a working actress, with mixed success: she worked sporadically in made-for-TV movies and in independent films, and also did voice-over work. At age 34, after years of struggling with poverty and substance abuse, Plato died from an overdose of prescription drugs.

  3. Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield


    Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the United Kingdom Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of both the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, as well as her flamboyant performances on the black and white television of the 1960s, made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.

  4. Lili St. Cyr

    Lili St. Cyr


    Lili St. Cyr (June 3, 1918 – January 29, 1999), was a prominent American burlesque stripteaser.

  5. Victor Mature

    Victor Mature


    Victor John Mature (January 29, 1913 – August 4, 1999) was an American stage, film and television actor.

  6. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

    Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy


    Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy (January 7, 1966 – July 16, 1999) was a former publicist for Calvin Klein and the wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr., the son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Upon her marriage, Bessette-Kennedy's relationship with her husband and her fashion sense became the subject of intense media scrutiny and she drew comparisons to her mother-in-law Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

  7. Hank Snow

    Hank Snow


    Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a celebrated Canadian country music artist. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years, he recorded 140 albums and charted more than 85 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. His number one hits include the self-penned songs "I'm Moving On", "The Golden Rocket" and famous versions of "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Let Me Go, Lover!", "I've Been Everywhere", "Hello Love", as well as other top 10 hits.

  8. Ruth Roman

    Ruth Roman


    Ruth Roman (born Norma Roman; December 22, 1922 – September 9, 1999) was an American actress. One of her more memorable roles was in the Alfred Hitchcock 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train.

  9. Susan Strasberg

    Susan Strasberg


    Susan Elizabeth Strasberg (May 22, 1938 – January 21, 1999) was an American stage, film and television actress.

  10. Faith Domergue

    Faith Domergue


    Faith Domergue (June 16, 1924 – April 4, 1999) was an American television and film actress.

  11. Oliver Reed

    Oliver Reed


    Robert Oliver Reed (13 February 1938 – 2 May 1999) was an English actor known for his upper-class, macho image, hellraiser lifestyle, and "tough guy" roles. His films include The Trap, Oliver!, Women in Love, Hannibal Brooks, The Devils, The Three Musketeers, Tommy, Castaway, Lion of the Desert and Gladiator. At the peak of his career, in 1971, British exhibitors voted Reed 5th most popular star at the box office.

  12. Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain


    Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA); he played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. The 7 foot 1 inch Chamberlain weighed 250 pounds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds with the Lakers. He played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history.

  13. Judith Exner

    Judith Exner


    Judith Exner (January 11, 1934 – September 24, 1999) was an American woman who claimed to be the mistress of U.S. president John F. Kennedy and Mafia leaders Sam Giancana and John Roselli. She was also known as Judith Campbell Exner.

  14. Rory Calhoun

    Rory Calhoun


    Rory Calhoun (August 8, 1922 – April 28, 1999) was an American television and film actor, screenwriter, and producer.

  15. Sylvia Sidney

    Sylvia Sidney


    Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow; August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999) was an American actress of stage, screen and film, who rose to prominence in the 1930s appearing in numerous crime dramas.

  16. Joe DiMaggio

    Joe DiMaggio


    Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio (dɨˈmɑːʒi dɨˈmæi; November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.

  17. Hoyt Axton

    Hoyt Axton


    Hoyt Wayne Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American folk music singer-songwriter, and a film and television actor. He became prominent in the early 1960s, establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer with an earthy style and powerful voice. As he matured, some of his songwriting efforts became well known throughout the world. Among them were "Joy to the World", "The Pusher", "No No Song", "Greenback Dollar", and "Never Been To Spain".

  18. Marguerite Chapman

    Marguerite Chapman


    Marguerite Chapman (March 9, 1918 – August 31, 1999) was an American actress.

  19. Shel Silverstein

    Shel Silverstein


    Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies.

  20. Dirk Bogarde

    Dirk Bogarde


    Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde, known as Dirk Bogarde (28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999) was an English actor and writer.

  21. Laurette Luez

    Laurette Luez


    Laurette Luez (born Loretta Mary Luiz; August 19, 1928 – September 12, 1999) was a United States supporting actress and successful commercial model who appeared in films and on television during a 20 year career. She was a widely known Hollywood celebrity during the 1950s, owing much to publicity about her social life. She is best known for her supporting role as photographic model Marla Rakubian in Rudolph Maté's 1949 film noir D.O.A..

  22. Madeline Kahn

    Madeline Kahn


    Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, comedienne and singer. A two-time Academy Award nominee, she also won an Emmy Award and a Tony Award.

  23. Mabel King

    Mabel King


    Mabel King (born Mabel Elizabeth Washington; December 25, 1932 – November 9, 1999) was an American film, stage, and television actress, and singer. She was best known for her role as Mabel "Mama" Thomas on the ABC sitcom What's Happening!! from its premiere on August 5, 1976 until the end of its second season on May 11, 1978.

  24. David Strickland

    David Strickland


    David Gordon Strickland, Jr. (October 14, 1969 – March 22, 1999) was an American actor. Strickland played the role of the boyish rock music reporter Todd Stities in the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan before killing himself at the age of 29.

  25. Ellen Corby

    Ellen Corby


    Ellen Hansen Corby (June 3, 1911 – April 14, 1999) was an American actress. She is most widely remembered for the role of "Grandma Esther Walton" on the CBS television series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy Awards. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama.

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