List of Famous people who died in 2005

Gemini Ganesan

First Name Gemini
Died on March 22, 2005 (aged 35)
Born in India

Ganapati Subramanian Sarma or Ramasamy Ganesan, better known by his stage name Gemini Ganesan, was an Indian actor who worked mainly in Tamil cinema. He was nicknamed "Kaadhal Mannan" for the romantic roles he played in films. Ganesan was one of the "three biggest names of Tamil cinema", the other two being M. G. Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan. While Sivaji Ganesan excelled in dramatic films and M. G. Ramachandran was popular as an action hero, Gemini Ganesan was known for his romantic films. A recipient of the Padma Shri in 1971, he had also won several other awards including the "Kalaimamani", the "MGR Gold Medal" and the "Screen Lifetime Achievement Award". He is one of the few college graduates to enter the film industry at that time.

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Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley
First Name Rosa
Last Name Parks
Born on February 4, 1913
Died on October 24, 2005 (aged 92)

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

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Rodolfo Gonzales

First Name Rodolfo
Born on June 18, 1928
Died on April 12, 2005 (aged 76)

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales was a Mexican American boxer, poet, political organizer, and activist. Gonzales was one of many leaders for the Crusade for Justice in Denver, Colorado. The Crusade for Justice was an urban rights and Chicano cultural urban movement during the 1960s focusing on social, political, and economic justice for Chicanos. Gonzales convened the first-ever Chicano Youth Liberation Conference in 1968, which was poorly attended due to timing and weather conditions. Gonzales tried again in March 1969, and established what is commonly known as the First Chicano Youth Liberation Conference. This Conference was attended by many future Chicano activists and artists. The conference also birthed the Plan Espiritual de Aztlán, a pro-indigenist manifesto advocating revolutionary Chicano nationalism and self-determination for all Chicanos. Through the Crusade for Justice, Gonzales organized the Mexican American people of Denver to fight for their cultural, political, and economic rights, leaving his mark on history.

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Eddie Guerrero

Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes
First Name Eddie
Last Name Guerrero
Born on October 9, 1967
Died on November 13, 2005 (aged 38)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes was an American professional wrestler. He was a prominent member of the Guerrero wrestling family, being the son of first-generation wrestler Gory Guerrero.

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María de los Ángeles Alvariño González

First Name María
Last Name González
Born on October 3, 1916
Died on May 29, 2005 (aged 88)
Born in Spain, Galicia, Ferrol

María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, known as Ángeles Alvariño, was a Spanish fishery research biologist and oceanographer globally recognized as an authority in plankton biology. She was the first woman ever appointed as scientist aboard any British or Spanish exploration ships. She discovered 22 new species of marine animals and published over a hundred scientific books, chapters and articles. In her late career she studied the history of early marine scientific exploration.

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Anne Bancroft

First Name Anne
Last Name Bancroft
Born on September 17, 1931
Died on June 6, 2005 (aged 73)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Anne Bancroft was an American actress, director, screenwriter and singer. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, Bancroft received an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. She is one of only 24 thespians to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting.

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Vivian Liberto

First Name Vivian
Last Name Liberto
Born on April 23, 1934
Died on May 24, 2005 (aged 71)

Vivian Liberto Cash Distin was an American homemaker, author, and the first wife of singer Johnny Cash.

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John Paul II

Karol Józef Wojtyła
First Name John
Last Name II
Born on May 18, 1920
Died on April 2, 2005 (aged 84)

Pope John Paul II was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was elected pope by the second papal conclave of 1978, which was called after Pope John Paul I, who had been elected in August to succeed Pope Paul VI, died after 33 days. Cardinal Wojtyła was elected on the third day of the conclave and adopted the name of his predecessor in tribute to him. John Paul II is recognised as helping to end Communist rule in his native Poland and the rest of Europe.

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Rosemary Kennedy

First Name Rosemary
Born on September 13, 1918
Died on January 7, 2005 (aged 86)

Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy was the eldest daughter born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. She was a sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. and Ted Kennedy.

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Johnnie Cochran

First Name Johnnie
Born on October 2, 1937
Died on March 29, 2005 (aged 67)

Johnnie Lee Cochran Jr. was an American lawyer and civil activist best known for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal of O. J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. He defended his client with rhymes like "if it doesn't fit, you must acquit!"

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