Famous People Who Died in 1998
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Track and Field Athlete / 1959 - 1998
Olympic gold medalist Florence Joyner brought style to track and field with form-fitting bodysuits, six-inch fingernails and amazing speed. She still holds the world records in the 100- and 200-meter events.
James Earl Ray
Film Actor, Television Actor, Guitarist, Singer, Television Personality / 1911 - 1998
Roy Rogers was an American actor and singer best known as the “King of the Cowboys” for his heroic roles in musical westerns. His sidekick palomino, Trigger, and dog, Bullet often appeared with him.
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profile name: Florence Joyner profile occupation: Track and Field Athlete
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profile name: Frank Sinatra profile occupation: Film Actor, Singer
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profile name: Stokely Carmichael profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist
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profile name: Roy Rogers profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Guitarist, Singer, Television Personality
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