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People Born in the Year 1897 (31 found): Names Only

Marion Davies

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Cecilia Douras
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Peg o' My Heart. Mistress of William Randolph Hearst Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6326 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Pola Negri

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Appolonia Chalupiec
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6140 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marian Anderson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marian Anderson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opera contralto. The first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera on January 7, 1955. Kennedy Center Honors 1978. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963. National Medal of Arts 1986. Congressional Gold Medal 1977. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lefty O'Doul

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Joseph O'Doul
Nickname(s):
Frank
Lefty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left-handed pitcher, outfielder. Teams San Francisco Seals, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Robins. Now called the Dodgers. Record number of hits in a season, 1929. Instrumental in establishment of baseball in Japan, team Tokyo Giants. Restaurant owner in San Francisco. A non-alcoholic beer is named for him. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame 2002.

Madame Chiang Kai-shek

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Soong Mei-ling
Also Known As:
Madame Chiang
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
106
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Chiang Kai-shek, until his earlier death.
Younger than Chiang Kai-shek by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Represented cause of China and Taiwan to the world.

Conrad Nagel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Conrad Nagel
Nickname(s):
Prince Consort
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 20 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent screen actor, then talking films, also radio and television.Movies All That Heaven Allows, The Mysterious Lady Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Walter Winchell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Winchel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Ubtouchables, The Walter Winchell Show. Column On-Broadway. Called people "communist" like McCarthy did. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. National Radio Hall of Fame 2004. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1645 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary
Also Known As:
Princess Mary
Viscountess Lascelles
Countess of Harewood
Princess Royal
Princess Mary of York
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 28 days before her 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great aunt of
granddaughter of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Duke of Windsor by 2 years.
second cousin twice removed of
grand niece of
great aunt of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great aunt of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
granddaughter of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than King George VI by 1 year.
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
great aunt of
great aunt of
great aunt of
second cousin twice removed of
great aunt of
great aunt of
great aunt of
great granddaughter of
second cousin once removed of
daughter of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
great granddaughter of
first cousin once removed of
great aunt of
grand niece of
second cousin twice removed of
great aunt of
aunt of
great aunt of
older sister of
Older than Prince George, Duke of Kent by 5 years.
second cousin twice removed of
older sister of
Older than Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester by 2 years.
grand niece of
aunt of
second cousin of
aunt of
aunt of
second cousin twice removed of
aunt of
second cousin of
grand niece of
first cousin once removed of
great aunt of
grand niece of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
aunt of
first cousin once removed of
niece of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
aunt of
second cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grand niece of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

The sixth Princess Royal.

Fiddlin' Doc Roberts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dock Philipine Roberts
Also Known As:
Doc Roberts
Nickname(s):
Doc
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fiddler, old-time style. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2014.

Frank Capra

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Rosario Capra
Francesco Rosario Capra
Also Known As:
Frank Russell Capra
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Lost Horizon, You Can't Take It with You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Meet John Doe, Arsenic and Old Lace, It's a Wonderful Life. Became a US naturalized citizen 1920. National Medal of Arts 1986. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6614 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Memphis Minnie

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lizzie Douglas
Also Known As:
Minnie Lawlars
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Kansas Joe McCoy by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Bumble Bee, Me and My Chauffeur Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Paavo Nurmi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paavo Johannes Nurmi
Nickname(s):
Flying Finn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of

Brief Facts:

Won nine gold and three silver Olympic medals. Olympic Gold Medal 1920 and Olympic Gold Medal 1924 and Olympic Gold Medal 1928. Relationship with Maila Nurmi is not verified.

Mary Ellis

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Elsas
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
105
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Performed in London stage musicals, often with Ivor Novello

Moe Howard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Moses Horowitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Curly Howard by 6 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Shemp Howard by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Bossy character in group The Three Stooges Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1560 Vine Street as a member of The Three Stooges for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Viola Dana

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Flugrath
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 7 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent screen films. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Legs Diamond

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Diamond
John Thomas Diamond (disputed)
Nickname(s):
Gentleman Jack
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bootlegger.

Bull Connor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theophilus Eugene Connor
Also Known As:
Eugene Connor
Nickname(s):
Bull
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Notorious police commissioner in Birmingham, Alabama who was a staunch segregationist. Ordered use of dogs and fire hose water streams against civil rights demonstrators in 1963. This, ironically, may have hastened the passage of America's Civil Rights Act of 1964. Also served in the state legislature. In 1938, he was a candidate for Governor of Alabama.

Jug Earp

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Louis Earp
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro teams Green Bay Packers, Rock Island Independents. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1970.

Amelia Earhart

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Amelia Mary Earhart
Also Known As:
Amelia Earhart Putnam
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, 22 days before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apparently died in a plane crash. She was flying across the Pacific. California Hall of Fame 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1973. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. Kansas Hall of Fame 2011. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1968. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1997. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973. Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame 1988. Missouri Walk of Fame 2012.

Paul Gallico

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul William Gallico
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 11 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels The Snow Goose, The Poseidon Adventure. Novelist, short story writer, sports writer.

Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Ellinor Beatrix Hamilton
Also Known As:
Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Spencer, Countess Spencer
Lady Cynthia Hamilton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer by 5 years.
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
mother of
great grandmother of
grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
great great grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Appointed a Lady of the Bedchamber.

Fredric March

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of

Brief Facts:

Movies Inherit the Wind, The Best Years of Our Lives, Seven Days in May, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Star Is Born (1937), The Bridges at Toko-Ri Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1620 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jimmie Rodgers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Charles Rodgers
Nickname(s):
The Singing Brakeman
The Blue Yodeler
The Father of Country Music
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his yodelling style. Songs Blue Yodel, In the Jailhouse Now. Died of tuberculosis. Country Music Hall of Fame 1961. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2013.

Walter Pidgeon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Davis Pigeon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Forbidden Planet, Advise and Consent, Mrs Miniver, How Green Was My Valley Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6414 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

William Faulkner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Cuthbert Falkner
Also Known As:
William Cuthbert Faulkner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel The Sound and the Fury. Twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Nobel Prize in Literature 1949. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1980.

Chef Boyardee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ettore Boiardi
Also Known As:
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee
Hector Boiardi
Nickname(s):
Hector
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Started the food business using a simpler version of his name. Spokesmodel for the products named Chef Boy-Ar-Dee. Restauranteur in Cleveland, Ohio. During World War II his factory made food for US troops.

Edith Head

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Edith Claire Posener
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 4 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of eight Academy Awards for costume design. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 24 February 1972.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Wilbur Henry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilbur Francis Henry
Also Known As:
Fats Henry
Pete Henry
Nickname(s):
Fats
Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Washington & Jefferson College, Canton Bulldogs, New York Giants, Pottsville Maroons. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.

Frank Fay

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Anthony Donner
Also Known As:
Frank Patrick Fay III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Barbara Stanwyck by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

New York play Harvey Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6282 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hermione Gingold

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Gigi, The Music Man, The Pickwick Papers

Drew Pearson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Russell Pearson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column Washington Merry-Go-Round Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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