People Who Were Born in the Year 1909:

(82 found)

Dana Andrews
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Carver Dana Andrews
(or:)Carver Daniel Andrews
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 15 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Steve Forrest by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Best Years of Our Lives, Elephant Walk, The Satan Bug.

Barry Goldwater
politician, Senator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Morris Goldwater
Nickname(s):
Grand Old Man of the Republican Party
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Republican. One year of college. Senator from Arizona. Candidate for president 1964.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Victor Borge
musician, comedy, conductor, actor

Real/Birth Name:
B°rge Rosenbaum
Nickname(s):
The Clown Prince of Denmark
The Unmelancholy Dane
The Great Dane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 11 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Danish musician and comedian, pianist. Became a US citizen 1948. Movie Higher and Higher.

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JosÚ Ferrer
actor

Real/Birth Name:
JosÚ Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron
Also Known As:
Jose Ferrer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Phyllis Hill by 11 years.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Rosemary Clooney by 19 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Uta Hagen by 10 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

No relation to Mel Ferrer. Movies Joan of Arc, Moulin Rouge (1952), Ship of Fools, Dune. Married and divorced Rosemary Clooney twice.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Gene Krupa
jazz, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Bertram Krupa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer.

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Ann Sothern
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harriette Arlene Lake
Also Known As:
Harriet Lake
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Robert Sterling by 7 or 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie A Letter to Three Wives. A series of movies on a character "Maisie".

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1612 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1634 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Carmen Miranda
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Chica Chica Boom Chic. Movies Copacabana, Scared Stiff.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Max Baer Sr.
boxing, actor, wrestling, radio, dj

Real/Birth Name:
Maximilian Adelbert Baer
Also Known As:
Max Baer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Buddy Baer by 6 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight champion. Heavyweight Champion of the World.

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Hugh Beaumont
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Hugh Beaumont
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Leave It to Beaver in role of Ward Cleaver. Uncredited small roles in movies.

Jeffrey Lynn
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Ragnar Lind
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:

Movies A Letter to Three Wives, BUtterfield 8, Four Daughters, Four Wives, Four Mothers.

Wallace Stegner
writer, accident, activist, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Earle Stegner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Environmental activist. Won Pulitzer Prize for book (novel) Angle of Repose. Died after a car accident on March 28.

Mel Ott
baseball, manager, accident, vehicle crash, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Thomas Ott
Nickname(s):
Master Melvin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right Fielder. Player and manager for team New York Giants. Died in car accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Phillip Terry
actor, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Henry Kormann
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 12 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Joan Crawford by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Lost Weekend, Born to Kill, To Each His Own.

Ab Box
football, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Albert George Box
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:

Halfback, quarterback and punter. Teams Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers, Toronto Argonauts.

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Ernest Gallo
winery

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Gallo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97, 12 days before his 98th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Julio Gallo by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of the E & J Gallo Winery with his brother Julio Gallo.

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Clyde Barrow
criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Chestnut Barrow
Also Known As:
Bonnie and Clyde
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head of the duo Barrow Gang with Bonnie Parker ("Bonnie and Clyde") and brother Buck. Killed in a shootout with lawmen.

Frank Howard
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Frank J. Howard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team Clemson University.

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Chips Rafferty
actor, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
John William Pilbean Goffage
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tall Australian. Movies Sundowners, Mutiny on the Bounty, Walk into Paradise, King of the Coral Sea.

Moon Mullican
musician, country, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Aubrey Wilson Mullican
Nickname(s):
Moon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Piano player.

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Albert R. Broccoli
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Romolo Broccoli
Nickname(s):
Cubby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Produced James Bond films.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6910 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry16 January 1990

Art Cohn
writer, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Art Cohn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 14 days before his 49th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sports writer, screenwriter. Movies The Girl Who Had Everything, The Seven Hills of Rome, Red Skies of Montana. Died in a plane crash.

Clarke Hinkle
football

Real/Birth Name:
William Clarke Hinkle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, linebacker, punter, placekicker. Teams Bucknell University, Green Bay Packers.

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Eudora Welty
writer, photographer

Real/Birth Name:
Eudora Alice Welty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel The Optimist's Daughter. Short stories also.

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Karl Farr
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Karl Marx Farr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Sons of the Pioneers. Heart attack while on stage.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Sons of the Pioneers.

Tom Ewell
actor, producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Yewell Tompkins
Also Known As:
Thomas Ewell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play The Seven Year Itch. Tony Award winner. Movie The Girl Can't Help It.

Howard Da Silva
writer, director, actor, singer, blacklist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Silverblatt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Judd Fry in 1943 Broadway Oklahoma!.

John H. Vaught
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
John Howard Vaught
Also Known As:
Johnny Vaught
Nickname(s):
Johnny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, team Texas Christian University. Head coach, team University of Mississippi, winning 10 bowls.

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Maybelle Carter
singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Maybelle Addington
Nickname(s):
Mother Maybelle
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Groups Carter Family, Mother Maybelle and the Three Carter Sisters.

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James Mason
actor

Real/Birth Name:
James Neville Mason
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in role as Captain Nemo. Movies Desert Fox, North by Northwest, Lolita, in role as Humbert Humbert.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Margaret Sullavan
actor, overdose, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Brooke Sullavan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Henry Fonda by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Suicide by drug overdose. Movie The Shopworn Angel.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Papa Charlie McCoy
blues, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles McCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Kansas Joe McCoy by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Delta blues.

Dolores Hope
singer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Dolores DeFina
Also Known As:
Dolores Reade
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Bob Hope, until his earlier death.
Younger than Bob Hope by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Albums Dolores Hope: Now and Then, Hopes for the Holidays.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater1 May 1997
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive28 January 1997

Benny Goodman
musician, bandleader, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin David Goodman
Nickname(s):
King of Swing
Patriarch of the Clarinet
The Professor
Swing's Senior Statesman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clarinet. Jazz and swing music. Song Sometimes I'm Happy.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Ben Schwartzwalder
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Benjamin Schwartzwalder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team Syracuse University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jessica Tandy
actor, Tony Award, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Jessie Alice Tandy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Hume Cronyn, until she died.
Older than Hume Cronyn by 2 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Jack Hawkins by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Tony Award for role as Blanche Dubois in the original Broadway production of play A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948. Plays A Delicate Balance, Foxfire. Movie Driving Miss Daisy, the oldest actress to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress. Movies The Birds, Cocoon, Cocoon: The Return, Fried Green Tomatoes, *batteries not included, The World According to Garp.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6284 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Burl Ives
singer, folk, actor, writer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs A Little Bitty Tear, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Blue Tail Fly. Movies Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Ensign Pulver. Broadway plays Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Boys from Syracuse.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Errol Flynn
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Lili Damita by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Santa Fe Trail, The Sun Also Rises.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6654 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7008 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Katherine Dunham
dancer, choreographer, writer, activist, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Mary Dunham
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96, 32 days before her 97th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opened and directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance and Theatre.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6513 Delmar Boulevard

Colonel Tom Parker
manager

Real/Birth Name:
Andreas Cornelius van Kuijk
Also Known As:
Tom Parker
Col. Tom Parker
Nickname(s):
Colonel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Manager of Elvis Presley.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive27 March 1994

Billy Curtis
actor, model, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Luigi Curto
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 2 inches (127 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins. Movies The Incredible Shrinking Man, High Plains Drifter. Role of Mayor McCheese for McDonalds ads.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry as a member of group The Munchkins.

Eric Ambler
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Clifford Reed
Also Known As:
Eliot Reed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Topkapi, The October Man.

Deek Watson
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Ivory Watson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Ink Spots. Sang tenor. Songs My Prayer, If I Didn't Care, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, To Each His Own.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of group The Ink Spots.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Ink Spots.

Harriet Hilliard
actor, singer, dancer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Peggy Lou Snyder
Also Known As:
Harriet Nelson
Harriet Hilliard Nelson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
wife of
Ozzie Nelson, until his earlier death.
Younger than Ozzie Nelson by 3 years.
mother of
grandmother of
by adoption grandmother of
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Was Harriet of radio show and TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Duo Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, Fibber McGee and Molly. Broadway play Diamond Lil. Sang with Ozzie's swing band.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6260 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio as a member of group Ozzie & Harriet Nelson.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to radio21 December 1983 as a member of group Fibber McGee and Molly.

Licia Albanese
opera, singer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Felicia Albanese
Also Known As:
Licia Albanese Gimma
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
105, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soprano. Known especially for her performances of Verdi and Puccini at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Opera Madama Butterfly. She became a citizen of the United States in 1945.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6671 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Alan Curtis
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Ueberroth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Duke of West Point, Flight to Nowhere, Buck Privates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Vivian Vance
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Vivian Roberta Jones
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 22 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show. Movie The Great Race. First to win an Emmy Award for 'Best Supporting Actress' in 1954. Maxine, in Maxwell House commercials.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry11 February 1991

Leo Fender
inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Leonidas Fender
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator of a series of electronic guitars and amplifiers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ed Herlihy
tv, sidekick

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Joseph Herlihy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment. Announcer for channel NBC.

Stuff Smith
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz violinist - the first violinist to use electric amplification techniques on a violin.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hugo Winterhalter
composer, conductor, bandleader, educator, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Hugo Winterhalter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Arranged song Stardust. Songs Blue Christmas, The Third Man Theme, My Foolish Heart, Blue Tango.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Beattie Feathers
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Beattie Feathers
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams University of Tennessee, Chicago Bears, Brooklyn Dodgers, Green Bay Packers. Coach, teams Appalachian State Teachers College, North Carolina State University. Also coached baseball.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mel Hein
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Jack Hein
Nickname(s):
Old Indestructible
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center (both ways), linebacker. Teams Washington State University, New York Giants. Assistant coach, various.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Michael Rennie
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Alexander Rennie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 4 inches (193.04 cm)

Brief Facts:

Role of Klaatu in movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. British TV series The Third Man, in role of Harry Lime.

Jim Davis
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Marlin Davis
Also Known As:
James Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Choirboys, Winter Meeting. TV series Rescue 8.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Lester Young
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Willis Young
Nickname(s):
Pres
Prez
The Prez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. Member of Count Basie Orchestra.

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Audrey Ferris
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Audrey Kellar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1928). Movie Slightly Used.

Elia Kazan
writer, director, actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Elias Kazantzoglou
Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Play Death of a Salesman. Movies On the Waterfront, East of Eden, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Rita Carewe
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Violette Fox
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1927). Movies Resurrection, Prince Gabby.

Bill France Sr.
NASCAR, auto racing

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Getty France
Also Known As:
William Henry Getty France Sr.
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Chairman and CEO of NASCAR. Builder of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Speedway.

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Al Capp
cartoonist

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Gerald Caplin
Gender:
Male
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:

Cartoon strip L'il Abner.

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Mary Patricia McCartney
nurse

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Patricia Mohin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
wife of
Jim McCartney, until she died.
Younger than Jim McCartney by 7 years.
mother of
mother of
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Mother of Paul McCartney. A midwife.

Everett Sloane
actor, radio, Broadway, lyricist, composer, director, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Everett H. Sloane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays Boy Meets Girl, Room Service. Radio shows Mercury Theatre, The Shadow. Animated cartoon TV series The Dick Tracy Show in role of Dick Tracy. TV series Zorro. Movies Citizen Kane, The Desert Fox, Marjorie Morningstar. Committed suicide by barbiturate overdose, apparently because he feared he was going blind.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Joe Kendall
football, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Nathaniel Kendall
Nickname(s):
Tarzan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team Kentucky State University.

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Bill Hewitt
football, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William Ernest Hewitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, fullback. Refused to wear a helmet. Teams University of Michigan, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Phil-Pitt Steagles. Died in a car crash.

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Art Tatum
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Tatum Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Blind in one eye, partially in the other eye.

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Cozy Cole
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
William Randolph Cole
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz (swing) drummer who had a #1 hit with the album Topsy Part 2.

Carla Laemmle
actor, ballet, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Rebecca Isabelle Laemmle
Also Known As:
Beth Laemmle
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
104
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films. Movies The Phantom of the Opera (1925), Dracula (1931).

Gloria Grey
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Maria Dragomanovich
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38, 30 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924). Movie The Hound of Silver Creek.

Red Pollard
horse racing

Real/Birth Name:
John M. Pollard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Canadian thoroughbred horse racing jockey, famed for riding Seabiscuit. Portrayed by Tobey Maguire in movie Seabiscuit.

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Betty Arlen
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Arlen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1925). Movies Cat-Women of the Moon, Son of Sinbad, Neptune's Daughter.

Evelyn Johnson
aviator, educator, business, hero

Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Stone
Also Known As:
Evelyn Bryan Johnson
Evelyn Bryan
Evelyn Stone Bryan
Nickname(s):
Mama Bird
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Logged more flight hours than any other woman - over 57,000. Taught thousands of pilots to fly. Owned a plane dealership. Managed a local air strip. Carnegie Foundation award for heroism.

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Scotty Wiseman
singer, country, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Greene Wiseman
Also Known As:
Scotty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lulu Belle, until he died.
Older than Lulu Belle by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Lulu Belle and Scotty. Song Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?.

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Bukka White
singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Booker T. Washington White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Album The Complete Bukka White. Name is based on his real name Booker.

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Dorothy Wilson
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Wilson
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:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Lewis R. Foster by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Movie Eight Girls in a Boat.

Johnny Mercer
singer, lyricist, composer, business

Real/Birth Name:
John Herndon Mercer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe, One for My Baby (and One More for the Road), Lazybones, The Glow-Worm, Something?s Gotta Give, That Old Black Magic, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Autumn Leaves, Moon River, Summer Wind. Co-founder of Capitol Records.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1628 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Frances Dee
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Dee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Joel McCrea, until his earlier death.
Younger than Joel McCrea by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movies Blood Money, Little Women, Playboy of Paradise.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry1 February 1994

James Agee
writer, poet, critic

Real/Birth Name:
James Rufus Agee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Script for movie The African Queen. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the United States.

Ann Corio
burlesque, actor, dancer, Broadway, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Ann Corio
Gender:
Female
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 Swamp Woman, Jungle Siren. Broadway musical revue This Was Burlesque.

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June Clyde
actor, singer, dancer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Ina Parton
Also Known As:
Baby Tetrazini
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Banjo Eyes. Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Controversy over origins - one source says her name was June Tetrazini.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
actor, producer, military

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Elton Ullman Fairbanks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Younger than Joan Crawford by 4 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Naval officer in World War II. Movies The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), State Secret (1950).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6318 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6710 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6661 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Karen Morley
actor, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Karen Morley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Charles Vidor by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movies M, The Last Train from Madrid. Testified before HUAC - refused to say anything about Communist activities.

Bitsy Grant
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Bryan Morel Grant Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 4 inches (162.56 cm)

Brief Facts:

Ranked in the Top Ten.

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