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People Born in the Year 1885 (20 found): Names Only

Alice Paul

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alice Stokes Paul
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Suffragist. Also the original author of a proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution in 1923. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. National Women's Hall of Fame 1979. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994.

Dolly Stark

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Monroe Randolph Stark
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Shortstop. Teams Cleveland Naps, Brooklyn Dodgers from 1909-1912. He later served as an umpire. Murdered in Memphis by gunshot.

Sinclair Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Sinclair Lewis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 28 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Nobel Prize in Literature 1930. Books Main Street, Elmer Gantry, Babbitt, Dodsworth

Bess Truman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Virginia Wallace
Nickname(s):
Bess
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Relationships:

wife of
Harry S. Truman, until his earlier death.
Younger than Harry S. Truman by less than 1 year.
mother of

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Brief Facts:

First Lady of the US from 1945 to 1953. Missouri Walk of Fame 2007.

Princess Alice of Battenberg

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie
Also Known As:
Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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wife of
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, until his earlier death.
Younger than Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark by 3 years.
grandmother of
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Congenitally deaf. Sheltered Jewish refugees in Athens during World War II.

Ring Lardner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
father of

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Brief Facts:

Column You Know Me Al for magazine Saturday Evening Post. Wrote novels and plays. Baseball writer. Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. NSMA Hall of Fame 1967.

Wallace Beery

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Fitzgerald Beery
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gloria Swanson by 13 years.
half-brother of
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Movie The Champ 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.

Isak Dinesen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Karen Christence Dinesen, Baroness Blixen-Finecke
Also Known As:
Karen Blixen
Pierre Andrézel
Karen von Blixen-Finecke
Osceola
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book Out of Africa, the basis for the movie Out of Africa

Hedda Hopper

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elda Furry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column Hedda Hopper's Hollywood Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gabby Hayes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Francis Hayes
Also Known As:
George Hayes
George "Gabby" Hayes
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many western movies, ofent in a recurring role. Hall of Great Western Performers 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6427 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

King Oliver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Nathan Oliver
Also Known As:
Joe Oliver
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 31 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Jazz cornetist. Pioneered use of mutes in jazz. Taught Louis Armstrong. Songs Dippermouth Blues, Sweet Like This, Canal Street Blues, Doctor Jazz, Snag It. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1984.

Theda Bara

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Theodosia Burr Goodman
Nickname(s):
the Vamp
Theo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

Movie Cleopatra (1917). Name is similar to Teddy Bear. Burlesque Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Edna Ferber

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Edna Ferber
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Novels So Big, Show Boat. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2009. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2012.

D.H. Lawrence

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Herbert Lawrence
Also Known As:
D H Lawrence
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Lost Girl

Jelly Roll Morton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe
Also Known As:
Ferdinand Morton
Ferd Morton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Birthday may be October 20, 1890. World War I draft registration card shows September 13, 1884. Confusion over his birth name also, may have been LaMenthe or LaMotte. Jazz pianist. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. Claimed he wrote songs Alabama Bound, Tiger Rag, copyrighted by others. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1963. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Erich von Stroheim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Erich Oswald Stroheim
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Sunset Blvd plus German and silent films. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6826 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ezra Pound

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Supported Mussolini and Hitler. Book The Cantos. Arrested for treason after World War II.

George Patton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Smith Patton Jr.
Also Known As:
George S. Patton
Nickname(s):
Bandito
Old Blood and Guts
The Old Man
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:

1912 Olympics in the pentathlon, placing fifth. Action with tanks in World War I. Commanded major events on World War II. Final rank was (4 star) General. Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE). Died days after injury in an automobile crash. French Legion of Honor.

Phog Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Clare Allen
Nickname(s):
Phog
Father of Basketball Coaching
Doc
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball coach, team University of Kansas. Coached college basketball for 50 seasons. Also an osteopathic physician. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1952. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Francis Schmidt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Albert Schmidt
Also Known As:
Francis A. Schmidt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams University of Nebraska, University of Tulsa, Texas Christian University, University of Arkansas, Ohio State University, University of Idaho. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1966. College Football Hall of Fame 1971.
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