People Who Were Born in the Year 1892:

(38 found)

J.R.R. Tolkien
writer

Real/Birth Name:
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Also Known As:
J. R. R. Tolkien
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, Return of the King, The Hobbit from which the movies The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King were made.

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Hal Roach
producer, director, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Eugene Roach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Best known for producing the Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang comedy movies.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1654 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Hobey Baker
hockey, aviator, air crash, accident, news

Real/Birth Name:
Hobart Amory Hare Baker
Nickname(s):
Hobey
Hobie
the blond Adonis of the gridiron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26, 25 days before his 27th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Princeton University, both hockey and football. Considered one of the early great ice hockey players. Flew in World War I. Plane crashed after takeoff, in France, he was the pilot.

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Rex Ingram
director, producer, writer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Ingram Montgomery Hitchcock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Alice Terry, until he died.
Older than Alice Terry by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Silent films The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), The Garden of Allah, Scaramouche, The Arab. Converted to Islam 1933.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1651 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Oliver Hardy
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Oliver Norvell Hardy
Nickname(s):
Babe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Of the group Laurel and Hardy.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Bessie Coleman
aviator, stunts, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Coleman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first female pilot of African-American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license. Died when she fell out of an airplane that went into a spin and crashed. She was not the pilot.

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Eddie Cantor
actor, singer, comedy, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Israel Iskowitz
Nickname(s):
Banjo Eyes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Helped found March of Dimes.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6648 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6765 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1770 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Alan Hale
actor, director, sidekick

Real/Birth Name:
Rufus Alan MacKahan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 19 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Night and Day, Yellowstone, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Man in the Iron Mask (1939), Gentleman Jim, Always Leave Them Laughing, The Adventures of Mark Twain, Destination Tokyo.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6532 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Robert Neyland
football, coach, military

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Reese Neyland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced 'KNEE-land'. Brigadier general. Appointed MBE. Lineman at team United States Military Academy. Coach, team University of Tennessee.

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William Demarest
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Carl William Demarest
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. TV series My Three Sons.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 S. Palm Canyon Drive9 April 1998

Clark Shaughnessy
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Clark Daniel O'Shaughnessy
Also Known As:
Clark Daniel Shaughnessy
Nickname(s):
Father of the T formation
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, University of Chicago, Stanford University, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, University of Hawaii, Los Angeles Rams. Innovator in football, especially the T formation and the forward pass.

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Lowell Thomas
writer, news, radio, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Lowell Jackson Thomas
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:

Famed for relationship with Lawrence of Arabia.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to radio

Mary Pickford
actor, producer, business

Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Louise Smith
Nickname(s):
America's Sweetheart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Buddy Rogers, until she died.
Older than Buddy Rogers by 12 years.
wife of
Douglas Fairbanks, until his earlier death.
Younger than Douglas Fairbanks by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Claimed her middle name was Marie. Co-founder of United Artists Studio and of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Many silent films. Movies Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917), Coquette.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6280 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive16 November 1993

Claire Windsor
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Clara Viola Cronk
Nickname(s):
Ola
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Silent films.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Red Baron
military, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Manfred Albrecht von Richtofen
Also Known As:
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen
Nickname(s):
Der Rote Kampfflieger
Le Diable Rouge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25, 11 days before his 26th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot in World War I. Shot, landed safely, then died, saying "Kaputt".

Archibald MacLeish
poet, writer, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald MacLeish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 17 days before his 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the play J.B. and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for that work. Wrote poem Ars Poetica. Librarian of Congress.

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Ezio Pinza
singer, opera, Broadway, Tony Award, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ezio Fortunato Pinza
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 9 days before his 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. 22 seasons at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Opera role Don Giovanni. Broadway musical South Pacific with the song Some Enchanted Evening.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer
British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Edward John Spencer
Also Known As:
Viscount Althorp
Lord Spencer
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great great grandfather of
son of
grandfather of
husband of
Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer, until her earlier death.
Older than Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer by 5 years.
grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
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Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Art connoisseur, active in local politics.

Max Brand
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Schiller Faust
Also Known As:
George Owen Baxter
Evan Evans
George Evans
David Manning
John Frederick
Peter Morland
George Challis
Frederick Frost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 17 days before his 52nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dr. Kildare books. Killed in action (World War II) as a war correspondent.

Basil Rathbone
actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Philip St. John Basil Rathbone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Hound of the Baskervilles, Captain Blood.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Wallace Wade
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Wallace Wade
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard.Team Brown University. Head coach of the team at University of Alabama in 1923. Over the next 7 years, his team won 3 national championships, appearing in the Rose Bowl in 1925, 1926 and 1930.

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Pearl Buck
writer, activist, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker
Also Known As:
John Sedges
Sai Zhen Zhu
Pearl S. Buck
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize 1932. The first American woman to be awarded the literary Nobel. Books The Good Earth, A House Divided. Lived many years in China, part of the time as a Presbyterian missionary.

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Lester Hunt
Senator, governor, politician, dentist, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Callaway Hunt
Also Known As:
Lester C. Hunt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 19 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Dentist, served in the army in World War I. Governor of Wyoming, 1943-1949. US Senator from Wyoming, 1949-1954. Shot himself at his desk in his Senate office, using a rifle from home.

Slim Summerville
actor, director, stunts, Keystone Kop

Real/Birth Name:
George Joseph Somerville
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

An original Keystone Kop. Movies Niagara Falls, Tobacco Road, Western Union.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6409 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Joe E. Brown
actor, comedy, circus, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Evans Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 22 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Some Like It Hot. Circus as a child.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

William Powell
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Horatio Powell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carole Lombard by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, My Man Godfrey, Mister Roberts, The Great Ziegfeld.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1636 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 134 S. Palm Canyon Drive26 February 1992

Jack L. Warner
business, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Warner
Also Known As:
Jack Leonard Warner
Nickname(s):
J.L.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Harry Warner by 10 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Sam Warner by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of Warner Bros. Obtained technology to produce the first talking movie.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Hoot Gibson
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Richard Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Sally Eilers by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Calgary Stampede, Blazing Guns, The Buckaroo Kid.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1765 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Cub Buck
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Pierce Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. Teams University of Wisconsin, Canton Bulldogs, Green Bay Packers. Coach teams Carleton College, Lawrence University, University of Miami.

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Alfred Lunt
actor, Broadway, radio, director, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Davis Lunt Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 9 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lynn Fontanne, until he died.
Younger than Lynn Fontanne by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Received two Tony Awards. Broadway plays, often with his wife The Visit, Ondine, Quadrille, Design for Living, The Taming of the Shrew, Idiot's Delight. Movie The Guardman.

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Pete Smith
producer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Schmidt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One-reel shorts. Suicide - jumped off the roof of a nursing home.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1621 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Viktoria Luise Adelheid Mathilde Charlotte
Also Known As:
Duchess Consort of Brunswick
Victoria Louise
Her Royal Highness Princess Ernest Augustus of Cumberland
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
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grandmother of
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second cousin of
great grandmother of
mother of
granddaughter of
second cousin twice removed of
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second cousin once removed of
grandmother of
great granddaughter of
first cousin once removed of
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granddaughter of
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Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Only daughter of Wilhelm II.

Gaston Chevrolet
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Gaston Chevrolet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Arthur Chevrolet by 8 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Louis Chevrolet by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Competed in the 1919 Indianapolis 500, won the 1920 race. Crashed and killed at Beverly Hills Speedway.

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Clyde Littlefield
coach, track, football

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Littlefield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Track and field coach, later football coach, team University of Texas.

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Alice Brady
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Rose Brady
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 5 days before her 47th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died of cancer. Silent films Miss Petticoats, The Gilded Cage. Movie In Old Chicago.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Joe Guyon
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Napoleon Guyon
Also Known As:
O-Gee-Chidah
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle, halfback. Native American, Ojibwa tribe (Chippewa). Teams Georgia Institute of Technology, Canton Bulldogs, Washington Senators, Union Quakers of Philadelphia, Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indians, Rock Island Independents, Kansas City Cowboys, New York Giants. Baseball coach at Clemson.

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Deacon Jones (baseball Tigers)
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Carroll Elmer Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 12 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Three seasons (1916-1918) team Detroit Tigers as a pitcher, outfielder in last season.

John Litel
actor, military

Real/Birth Name:
John Beach Litel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Nancy Drew: The Detective (1938) in role of Carson Drew, and sequels. Movie A Pocketful of Miracles.
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