Famous People Who Died on August 12
Artist, Poet / 1757 - 1827
William Blake was a 19th century writer and artist who is regarded as a seminal figure of the Romantic Age. His writings have influenced countless writers and artists through the ages, and he has been deemed both a major poet and an original thinker.
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Entrepreneur, Singer, Talk Show Host, Television Producer / 1925 - 2007
Merv Griffin was an American television host, singer and business magnate. He created the game shows Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and Click.
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profile name: Loretta Young profile occupation: Actress
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profile name: Jean-Michel Basquiat profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: William Blake profile occupation: Artist, Poet
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profile name: Henry Fonda profile occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor
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profile name: John Cage profile occupation: Songwriter
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profile name: Merv Griffin profile occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Entrepreneur, Singer, Talk Show Host, Television Producer
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