James Joseph Brown was born in May and died in December.   Sammy Davis Jt. was born in December and died in May.  Both were singers and dancers about the same height.
James Brown
Born: May 3, 1933, Barnwell, SC
Died: December 25, 2006, Atlanta, GA
Height: 5′ 6″
Sammy Davis Jr.
Born: December 8, 1925, Harlem, New York City, NY
Died: May 16, 1990, Beverly Hills, CA
Height: 5′ 5″