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People Born in the Year 1879 (15 found): Names Only

Samuel Goldwyn

Real/Birth Name:
Shmuel Gelbfisz
Also Known As:
Samuel Goldfish
Nickname(s):
Sam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
95 or 96
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Frances Howard, until he died.
Older than Frances Howard by 23 or 24 years.
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Guys and Dolls, The Bishop's Wife, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Birth date uncertain. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1971. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1990. Cecil B DeMille Award 1973. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1631 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Doc White

Real/Birth Name:
Guy Harris White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher and seond base and outfield. 1907 had 65 consecutive innings without allowing a base on balls. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox. Minor league teams after that Venice Tigers, Dallas Giants. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015.

Jimmy Johnson (quarterback)

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Johnson
Nickname(s):
Jimmie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. A full-blooded Stockbridge Indian. Team Northwestern University. College Football Hall of Fame 1969. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972.

Robert Zuppke

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Carl Zuppke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach at team University of Illinois from 1913 to 1941. He is credited for many football inventions and traditions, including the huddle and the flea flicker. In 1914, he reintroduced the I formation. Also a landscape artist. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1948. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1951.

Leona Roberts

Real/Birth Name:
Leona Harneteaux
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Edith Roberts by 20 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Gone with the Wind, Blondie Plays Cupid, Bringing Up Baby

Emiliano Zapata

Real/Birth Name:
Emiliano Zapata Salazar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hero of the Mexican peasant revolution of 1910. Assassinated.

Ethel Barrymore

Real/Birth Name:
Ethel Mae Blythe
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great aunt of
older sister of
Older than John Barrymore by 2 years.
great aunt of
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Lionel Barrymore by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movie None But the Lonely Heart. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hooks Wiltse

Real/Birth Name:
George Leroy Wiltse
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Pitcher. Teams New York Giants, Brooklyn Tip-Tops. International League Hall of Fame 1952.

Jane Darwell

Real/Birth Name:
Patti Woodward
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Grapes of Wrath, Mary Poppins Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6735 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Joseph Carr

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Francis Karr
Also Known As:
Joseph F. Carr
Joe Carr
Joseph Francis Carr
Nickname(s):
Father of Professional Football
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder and first president of the NFL. One founder of American Basketball League. Promoted growth of minor league baseball. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.

Will Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
William Penn Adair Rogers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent films, then talkies. Movie Life Begins at Forty. Texas Jack's wild west show. Philosopher. Known for funny one-liners. Mayor of Beverly Hills. Died in a plane crash in Alaska with Wiley Post. Theater Hall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 1997. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1932. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6401 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Leon Trotsky

Real/Birth Name:
Lev Davidovich Bronstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Killed in Mexico.

Lewis Stone

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Shepard Stone
Also Known As:
Lewis S. Stone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent Movies Scaramouche (1923), The Prisoner of Zenda (1922). Movies Scaramouche (1952), The Prisoner of Zenda (1952). A number of 'Andy Hardy' movies. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6526 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sydney Greenstreet

Real/Birth Name:
Sydney Hughes Greenstreet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon

Billy Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
William Mitchell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grew up in Wisconsin. Early advocate of air power in warfare. Antagonized leaders, was demoted to colonel from general. Title of major general bestowed posthumously. Congressional Gold Medal 1946. Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1966.
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