Famous People Who Died on July 15
Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer / 1946 - 1997
A designer to celebrities and royalty such as Princess Diana, Gianni Versace brought vitality and art to an industry considered out of touch with the street.
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Singer, Game Show Host / 1933 - 1991
Bert Convy was an actor and game show host for many decades. In addition to theater, Convy was the host of Super Password and Win, Lose, or Draw.
Mary White Ovington
Children's Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Journalist / 1865 - 1951
Mary White Ovington was a civil rights activist and one of the white reformers who helped found the NAACP.
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