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People Born in the Year 1887 (22 found): Names Only

Eubie Blake

Real/Birth Name:
James Hubert Blake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Pianist. Revue Shuffle Along. Songs I'm Just Wild About Harry, Love Will Find a Way. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981. Theater Hall of Fame 1995.

Grover Cleveland Alexander

Real/Birth Name:
Grover Cleveland Alexander
Nickname(s):
Old Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1938. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Phillies Wall of Fame 1981.

William Frawley

Real/Birth Name:
William Clement Frawley
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Was Fred Mertz on TV show I Love Lucy. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2012. Television Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marjorie Merriweather Post

Real/Birth Name:
Marjorie Merriweather Post
Gender:
Female
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Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Heiress of the Postum Cereal Company, which became the General Foods Corporation in 1929. For support during World War I, she was awarded the French Legion of Honor.

Roscoe Arbuckle

Real/Birth Name:
Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle
Also Known As:
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
William Goodrich
Nickname(s):
Fatty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Acted and directed in a large number of silent and short films. Tried three times and acquitted the third time on a charge of manslaughter. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6701 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Joe McCarthy (baseball)

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vincent McCarthy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Manger team New York Yankees from 1931 to 1946. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1957. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Vernon Castle

Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Castle Blythe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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husband of
Irene Castle, until he died.
Older than Irene Castle by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Husband/wife dance team. He died in a military plane crash (he was a flight instructor) just before the end of World War I. Subject of movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

Hank Mann

Real/Birth Name:
David Willie Lieberman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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One of the original Keystone Kops. Silent films. Movies Modern Times, The Bangville Police. Many uncredited bit part roles. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tim Mara

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy James Mara
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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grandfather of
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Founder and administrator of team New York Giants. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010.

Reginald Owen

Real/Birth Name:
John Reginald Owen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

Movies Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Sam Warner

Real/Birth Name:
Szmuel Wonsal
Also Known As:
Samuel Louis Warner
S.L. Warner
Samuel L. Warnner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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younger brother of
Younger than Harry Warner by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Jack L. Warner by 4 years.

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Co-founder of Warner Bros. Credited with procuring the technology that enabled Warner Bros. to produce the film industry's first feature-length talking picture, The Jazz Singer. California Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lovie Austin

Real/Birth Name:
Cora Calhoun
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

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"First female bandleader" - and pianist.

Avery Brundage

Real/Birth Name:
Avery Brundage
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Pentathlon. Sports administrator. President of the IOC (Olympics). Promoter of amateur sports. Fought against a boycott of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In charge at the Munich event when Israelis were killed. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Billy Bevan

Real/Birth Name:
William Bevan Harris
Also Known As:
William Bevan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Movies The Picture of Dorian Gray (1045), The Invisible Man's Revenge

Ping Bodie

Real/Birth Name:
Francesco Stephano Pezzolo
Also Known As:
Frank Stephen Bodie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Changed name. Birth name was Francesco Stephano Pezzolo. Outfielder. Teams Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg

Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena
Also Known As:
Queen Consort of Spain
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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first cousin twice removed of
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grandmother of
niece of
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Exiled in 1931.

Chiang Kai-shek

Real/Birth Name:
Chiang Kai-shek
Also Known As:
Generalissimo Chiang
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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husband of
Madame Chiang Kai-shek, until he died.
Older than Madame Chiang Kai-shek by 9 years.

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Leader of China in World War II. Fought against Communism in China. Leader in exile Republic of China, Taiwan.

Walter Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Perry Johnson
Nickname(s):
The Big Train
Barney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Known for good sporrtsmanship. Record all-time career leader in shutouts with 110. Teams Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Boris Karloff

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Pratt
Also Known As:
Karloff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Brief Facts:

In role of Frankenstein monster. Movies Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Bride of Frankenstein, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Son of Frankenstein, The Walking Dead (1936), The Mask of Fu Manchu Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1737 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6664 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Charlie Becker

Real/Birth Name:
Karl Becker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Height 3' 9". Role of The Munchkin Mayor. Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: The Munchkins for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lynn Fontanne

Real/Birth Name:
Lilleie Louise Fontanne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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wife of
Alfred Lunt, until his earlier death.
Older than Alfred Lunt by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Lived in the United States for more than 60 years but never relinquished her British citizenship. Broadway plays Design for Living, The Taming of the Shrew, Idiot's Delight, There Shall Be No Night, Quadrille. Acted always with her husband. Kennedy Center Honors 1980. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Theater Hall of Fame.

Conrad Hilton

Real/Birth Name:
Conrad Nicholson Hilton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

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Founder of the Hilton Hotels chain and fortune.
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