Famous People Who Died in 1990
View famous people who died in 1990 such as Sammy Davis Jr, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Tanku Adbul Rahman.
Sammy Davis Jr.
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Singer / 1925 - 1990
Sammy Davis Jr. was an actor, comedian, singer and dancer, and part of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, with whom he starred in several films.
Ralph D. Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist, Pastor / 1926 - 1990
Ralph D. Abernathy was a Baptist minister who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was a close adviser to Martin Luther King Jr.
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