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People Born in the Year 1887 (17 found): Names Only

Eubie Blake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Hubert Blake
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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist.
Revue:Songs:Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.
Theater Hall of Fame 1995.

William Frawley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Clement Frawley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Was Fred Mertz on TV show: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.

Marjorie Merriweather Post

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marjorie Merriweather Post
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
mother of
ex-wife of

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Descendants:

Brief Facts:

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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle
Also Known As:
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
William Goodrich
Nickname(s):
Fatty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of

Brief Facts:

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.

Joe McCarthy (baseball)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vincent McCarthy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Manger team:from 1931 to 1946.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1957.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Vernon Castle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Castle Blythe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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:

Hank Mann

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Willie Lieberman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of the original Keystone Kops. Silent films.
Movies:Many uncredited bit part roles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Reginald Owen

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

Brief Facts:

Movies:

Lovie Austin

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

Brief Facts:

"First female bandleader" - and pianist.

Billy Bevan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Bevan Harris
Also Known As:
William Bevan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:

Ping Bodie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francesco Stephano Pezzolo
Also Known As:
Frank Stephen Bodie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed name. Birth name was Francesco Stephano Pezzolo. Outfielder.
Teams:National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena
Also Known As:
Queen Consort of Spain
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
mother of
first cousin once removed of
grandmother of
niece of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
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first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
granddaughter of
granddaughter of
niece of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
daughter of
first cousin once removed of
niece of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
niece of
first cousin of
daughter of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
granddaughter of
niece of

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Brief Facts:

Exiled in 1931.

Chiang Kai-shek

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chiang Kai-shek
Also Known As:
Generalissimo Chiang
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Madame Chiang Kai-shek, until he died.
Older than Madame Chiang Kai-shek by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

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

Walter Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Perry Johnson
Nickname(s):
The Big Train
Barney
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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Boris Karloff

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

Brief Facts:

In role of:Movies: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1737 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6664 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Lynn Fontanne

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lilleie Louise Fontanne
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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:Acted always with her husband.
Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Conrad Hilton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Conrad Nicholson Hilton
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

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
great grandfather of
great grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founder of the Hilton Hotels chain and fortune.
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