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People Born in the Year 1896 (23 found): Names Only

George Burns

Real/Birth Name:
Nathan Birnbaum
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Gracie Allen, until her earlier death.
Younger than Gracie Allen by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movie Oh God. Partner with wife in group Burns and Allen. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Kennedy Center Honors 1988. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Television Hall of Fame 1988. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1980. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6510 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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J. Carrol Naish

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Radio show Life with Luigi. Movies Annie Get Your Gun, Sahara, Charge of the Light Brigade, The Beast with Five Fingers. TV series Guestward Ho!, The New Adventures of Charlie Chan in the role as Charlie Chan Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Alberto Vargas

Real/Birth Name:
Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drew pin-up girls and erotica, notably as "Varga Girls" in magazine Esquire and as "Vargas Girls" in magazine Playboy. The nose art of many World War II aircraft was adapted from these Esquire pin-ups.

Richard Thorpe

Real/Birth Name:
Rollo Smolt Thorpe
Also Known As:
Frank L. Inghram
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Lots of westerns and comedies. Movies Jailhouse Rock, The Honeymoon Machine Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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E.Y. Harburg

Real/Birth Name:
Isadore Hochburg
Also Known As:
Edgar Yip Harburg
E.Y. Harburg
Nickname(s):
Yip
Yipsel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 34 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, used in movie The Wizard of Oz. Song Brother Can You Spare a Dime. Died in a car accident in Los Angeles. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame.

Rogers Hornsby

Real/Birth Name:
Rogers Hornsby
Nickname(s):
The Rajah
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Infielder, manager, coach for teams St. Louis Browns, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1972. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1942. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6699 Delmar Boulevard.

Wallace Carothers

Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Hume Carothers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Inventor of Nylon and neoprene at Dupont. Suicide by cyanide poisoning due to depression.

Michael Balcon

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Elias Balcon
Also Known As:
Sir Michael Balcon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Movies The Man in the White Suit, The Lavender Hill Mob

Howard Hawks

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Winchester Hawks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dee Hartford by 31 years.
brother of
brother of

Brief Facts:

Movies Rio Lobo, Rio Bravo, Scarface, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Big Sleep Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Hope Summers

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Hope Summers
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 15 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of the Mrs. Butterworth syrup bottle. TV series Mayberry R.F.D.. Movies Spencer's Mountain, Where Does It Hurt?, Rosemary's Baby

Larry Keating

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Keating
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies When Worlds Collide, The Incredible Mr. Limpet. TV series Mister Ed. Radio announcer for NBC in the 1940s.

Wallis Simpson

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Wallis Warfield
Also Known As:
Wallis, Duchess of Windsor
Mrs. Warfield
Wallis Warfield
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Relationships:

wife of
Duke of Windsor, until his earlier death.
Younger than Duke of Windsor by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Date of birth in doubt. Twice-divorced American socialite. Marriage to king caused his abdication December 10, 1936. Visited Hitler in Germany in 1937. Rumored to be pro-Nazi. Famous quote: "You can never be too rich or too thin". International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1958.

Raymond Massey

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Hart Massey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 32 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Stairway to Heaven, The Naked and the Dead, McKenna's Gold, East of Eden. TV series Dr. Kildare. Theater Hall of Fame 1986. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6706 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Zelda Fitzgerald, until he died.
Older than Zelda Fitzgerald by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Novels This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night, The Great Gatsby. Short story, made into a movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Irish American Hall of Fame 2013.

Jolie Gabor

Real/Birth Name:
Jansci Tilleman
Also Known As:
Jolie Gabor de Szigethy
Nickname(s):
Mama Jolie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Descendants:

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Mother of the Gabor sisters. Jeweller. Birth year is questionable.

Ted Healy

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Lee Nash
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Curly in early Stooges. Beaten badly. Died of beating or effects of alcoholism.

Oscar Charleston

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar McKinley Charleston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 9 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder. Negro League teams Indianapolis ABC's, Chicago American Giants, Lincoln Stars, Hilldale Club, St. Louis Giants, Harrisburg Giants, Philadelphia Hilldales, Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1976.

Ruth Gordon

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Gordon Jones
Gender:
Female
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:

Movies Rosemary's Baby, Harold and Maude. Theater Hall of Fame.

Mamie Eisenhower

Real/Birth Name:
Mamie Geneva Doud
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 13 days before her 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Dwight David Eisenhower, until his earlier death.
Younger than Dwight David Eisenhower by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

First Lady while husband was President. Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 1985.

Ray Henderson

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Brost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with Lew Brown, Buddy De Sylva. Songs Bye Bye Blackbird, Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Ira Gershwin

Real/Birth Name:
Israel Gershowitz
Also Known As:
Israel Gershwin
Arthur Francis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than George Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Duo George & Ira Gershwin. Songs But Not for Me, Embraceable You, I Can't Get Started, I Got Rhythm, Nice Work if You Can Get It, They Can't Take That Away from Me, Someone to Watch Over Me, S Wonderful, Strike Up the Band. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1932. Congressional Gold Medal 1985. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
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A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jimmy Doolittle

Real/Birth Name:
James Harold Doolittle
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In 1929 he was the first pilot to take off, fly and land an airplane using instruments alone. Commanded "Doolittle's Raiders" near the end of World War II. Awarded theMedal of Honor. Aerospace Walk of Honor 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1989. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967.

Dolly Sinatra

Real/Birth Name:
Natalina Maria Vittoria Garaventa
Also Known As:
Natalie Sinatra
Nickname(s):
Dolly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 11 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash. Active in Democratic politics.
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