People Who Were Born in the Year 1919:

(81 found)

Carole Landis
actor, dancer, singer, overdose, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Lillian Mary Ridste
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name was legally changed. Movies One Million B.C. (1940), Brass Monkey, Moon Over Miami. Suicide by drug overdose at age 29.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

J.D. Salinger
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome David Salinger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of the novel The Catcher in the Rye published 1951.

Rocky Graziano
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Rocco Barbella
Also Known As:
Robert Barber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional boxer who held the World Middleweight title.

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Robert Stack
actor, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Langford Modini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Unsolved Mysteries.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 445 N. Palm Canyon Drive6 December 1996

Andy Rooney
news, commentator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Aitken Rooney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Funny commentator on CBS news TV program 60 Minutes. Book Years of Minutes.

Jinx Falkenburg
actor, model, tennis, radio, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Eugenia Lincoln Falkenburg
Also Known As:
Jinx Falkenburg McCrary
Jinx McCrary
Gender:
Female
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:

Moviec Meet Me on Broadway (1946), Cover Girl.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Ernie Kovacs
actor, accident, tv, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Edward Kovacs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 10 days before his 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Edie Adams, until he died.
Older than Edie Adams by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies North to Alaska, Bell, Book and Candle. Died in a car accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Frances Bay
actor, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Goffman
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:

Brief Facts:

Movies Arachnophobia, Happy Gilmore, In the Mouth of Madness, Blue Velvet. TV series Twin Peaks.

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Jackie Robinson
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African-American in the major leagues, on the team Brooklyn Dodgers. Subject of movie 42.

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Red Buttons
soap, actor, comedy, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Chwatt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Poseidon Adventure, The Longest Day, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. TV show Knots Landing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Tim Holt
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Charles John Holt III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
older brother of
Older than Jennifer Holt by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

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Jock Mahoney
actor, stunts, western

Real/Birth Name:
Jacques O'Mahoney
Nickname(s):
Jocko
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:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Margaret Field by 3 years.
step-father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Range Rider, Tarzan the Magnificent.

Eva Gabor
actor, business, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Eva Gabor
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Magda Gabor by 3 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Zsa Zsa Gabor by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series Green Acres, Petticoat Junction. Voice actor in cartoon movies The Rescuers, The Aristocats.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6614 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry23 October 1984

Eddie Robinson
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Gay Robinson
Also Known As:
Edward Gay Robinson Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

57 years from 1941 to 1997 as head coach, team Grambling State University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tennessee Ernie Ford
singer, country, actor, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Jennings Ford
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Pea-Picker
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:

Song Sixteen Tons. TV show I Love Lucy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jack Palance
actor, western, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Volodymyr Palahniuk
Also Known As:
Jack Brazzo
Walter Palance
Walter J. Palance
Walter Jack Palance
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shane, Batman, City Slickers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Monte Irvin
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Monford Merrill Irvin
Gender:
Male
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:

Left fielder, also right field. Teams Newark Eagles, New York Giants, Chicago Cubs.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jennifer Jones
model, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Phylis Lee Isley
Also Known As:
Phyllis Isley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
David O. Selznick, until his earlier death.
Younger than David O. Selznick by 16 years.
wife of
Norton Simon, until his earlier death.
Younger than Norton Simon by 12 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Robert Walker by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Towering Inferno, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Song of Bernadette, Duel in the Sun, A Farewell to Arms.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6429 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Buck Baker
auto racing

Real/Birth Name:
Elzie Wiley Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Stock car racer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ralph H. Miller
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph H. Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At team University of Kansas won 3 letters in both football and basketball. Coach teams University of Wichita, University of Iowa, Oregon State University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bulldog Turner
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Douglas Turner
Also Known As:
Clyde Turner
Nickname(s):
Bulldog
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Six time all-pro center. Team Chicago Bears, from 1940 to 1952. As coach, team New York Titans.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

David Lardner
writer, accident, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
David Ellis Lardner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Relationships:

husband of
Frances Chaney, until he died.
Younger than Frances Chaney by 3 years.
father of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Ring Lardner Jr. by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died age 25. Killed by a land mine covering World War II for The New Yorker. First husband of Frances Chaney.

Nat King Cole
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Nathaniel Adams Coles
Also Known As:
Nat "King" Cole
Nickname(s):
King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 30 days before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Smile, Pretend, Unforgettable. TV show The Nat King Cole Show. Movies Cat Ballou, St. Louis Blues. Group King Cole Trio.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6659 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6229 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Strother Martin
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Strother Douglas Martin Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shenandoah, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cool Hand Luke, Slap Shot, The Wild Bunch, The Sons of Katie Elder, The Shaggy Dog.

Ervin Drake
composer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Ervin Maurice Druckman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Believe, It Was a Very Good Year. Broadway musical What Makes Sammy Run?.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Howard Keel
soap, actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Clifford Keel
(but widely reported as:) Harry Clifford Leek
Also Known As:
Harold Keel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Day of the Triffids. Movie musicals Kismet, Showboat. TV series Dallas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive13 April 1996

Madalyn Murray O'Hair
activist, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Madalyn Mays
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Activist as an atheist. She and her son and granddaughter were kidnapped and murdered by a worker for her organization.

Merce Cunningham
dancer, choreographer

Real/Birth Name:
Mercier Philip Cunningham
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Merce rhymes with "purse." Famed choreographer, founder of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Longtime partner of John Cage. Many other awards and honors.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Virginia O'Brien
actor, singer, mayor

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Lee O'Brien
Nickname(s):
Miss Deadpan
Frozen Face
Miss Ice Glacier
Miss Red Hot Frozen Face
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Kirk Alyn by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Du Barry Was a Lady, Ship Ahoy. Mayor of Wrightwood, California.

Bull Moose Jackson
blues, singer, musician, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Clarence Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophone. Songs I Love You, Yes I Do, I Can't Go on Without You.

Lewis Croft
actor, little person, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis A. Croft
Also Known As:
Idaho Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 3 days before his 89th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins.

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.

Betty Comden
lyricist, actor, writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Basya Cohen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Incorrectly reported as Elizabeth Cohen birth name. Worked with composer Adolph Green. Winner of multiple Tony Awards, including musical play Hallelujah, Baby!.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gil Steinke
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Gilbert Erwin Steinke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, teams Texas A&I University, Philadelphia Eagles. Coach at Texas A&I.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pete Seeger
singer, composer, folk, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Seeger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Older than Mike Seeger by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote the songs Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, Turn! Turn! Turn!. Group The Weavers. Active in political causes.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Weavers.

Heloise (original)
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Eloise Bowles
Also Known As:
Eloise Bowles Cruse
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

An identical twin. Column Hints from Heloise.

Tony Canadeo
football

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Robert Canadeo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback and quarterback. Teams Gonzaga University, Green Bay Packers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Evita Peron
relative

Real/Birth Name:
Eva María Duarte
Also Known As:
Eva María Duarte de Peron
Eva Peron
Evita Peron
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First Lady of Argentina.

Lex Barker
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Crichlow Barker Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Arlene Dahl by 6 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lana Turner by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movie Tarzan's Magic Fountain.

Ella Grasso
governor, US Representative, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Ella Rosa Giovanna Oliva Tambussi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Governor of Connecticut from January 8, 1975, to December 31, 1980.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Liberace
musician, tv, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Wladziu Valentino Liberace
Also Known As:
Walter Busterkeys
Walter Liberace
Lee Liberace
Liberace Chefroach
The Glitter Man
Mr. Showmanship
The King of Bling
Nickname(s):
Lee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist - on his television show he had a candelabra on his piano. Allegedly had HIV and died of complications.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6527 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6739 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at Riviera Hotel (removed)1 February 2005
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 N. Palm Canyon Drive7 January 1994

Antonio Aguilar
singer, actor, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
José Pascual Antonio Aguilar Barraza
Nickname(s):
El Charro de México
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Made over 150 albums, which sold 25 million copies, and made 167 movies.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry7 September 2000

Dame Margot Fonteyn
actor, dancer, ballet, choreographer

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Hookham
Also Known As:
Margot Fonteyn
Nickname(s):
Peggy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Romeo and Juliet. Made Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 1956.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Gobel
comedy, actor, poet

Real/Birth Name:
George Leslie Gobel
Nickname(s):
Lonesome George
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The George Gobel Show.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Lindsey Nelson
sports analyst, baseball, football

Real/Birth Name:
Lindsey Nelson
Nickname(s):
Mr. New Year's Day
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Covered bowl games and the Mets.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Monte Hale
singer, country, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Buren Ely
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Said to be from San Angelo, Texas, actually born in Oklahoma. Movies Home on the Range, Under Colorado Skies.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry12 November 2004
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive16 January 1998

Uta Hagen
actor, educator, blacklist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Uta Thyra Hagen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than José Ferrer by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Reversal of Fortune, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Broadway play (Shakespeare's) Othello, Country Girl winning a Tony Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gene Barry
actor, producer, singer, musician, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Klass
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The War of the Worlds (1953), War of the Worlds (2005), Soldier of Fortune, Thunder Road. TV shows Bat Masterson, Burke's Law, The Adventurer, The Name of the Game. Broadway shows. Tony Award for musical play La Cage aux Folles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6555 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater5 May 1988
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive19 March 1994

Sam Wanamaker
actor, director, blacklist, opera, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Wattenmacker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Blacklisted in Hollywood due to his communist sympathies. Movies Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, The Aviator, Private Benjamin. Broadway play A Case of Libel. Appointed CBE in 1993. Directed opera Aida.

Gower Champion
actor, dancer, choreographer, director, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Gower Carlyle Champion
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Marge Champion by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Broadway musicals Hello Dolly!, Carnival!, Bye Bye Birdie, 42nd Street. Movies Show Boat, Lovely to Look At, Give a Girl a Break.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6162 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Al Molinaro
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Umberto Francesca Molinaro
Also Known As:
Albert Francis Molinaro
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi, The Odd Couple. Television commercials.

Maurice Britt
football, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Lee Britt
Nickname(s):
Footsie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Detroit Lions. Lieutenant governor of Arkansas 1967-1971.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Slim Pickens
actor, sidekick, writer, western, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Burton Lindley Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Easy Pickens by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Blazing Saddles, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Honeysuckle Rose. TV series Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won, Custer, Wide Country, Outlaws.

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Ed Yost
inventor, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Edward Yost
Also Known As:
Paul Yost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 34 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented the modern hot-air balloon, using a propane heater.

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Jon Pertwee
actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
John Devon Roland Pertwee
Also Known As:
John Pertwee
Nickname(s):
The Tall Light Bulb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jean Marsh by 14 years.
brother of

Brief Facts:

Title role in BBC TV series Doctor Who from 1970 to 1974.

Mickey Carroll
actor, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Finocchiaro
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:
Height:
4 feet 7 inches (139.7 cm)

Brief Facts:

Member of The Munchkins in movie The Wizard of Oz in role as Town Crier dressed in purple, playing a violin.

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

Earle Hagen
composer, musician, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Earle Harry Hagen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed and whistled theme song for TV show The Andy Griffith Show Song Harlem Nocturne, later used as the theme to TV show Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. Composed theme songs for TV shows The Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl, Eight Is Enough, The Mod Squad. Wrote books on arranging music. Trombonist with big bands.

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive19 April 2003

Edmund Hillary
explorer, activist, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Percival Hillary
Also Known As:
Sir Edmund Hillary
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First to climb Mt. Everest, with Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay as guide. Also explored for source of the Yangtze River. Works to support the Sherpa guides. Created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on 16 July 1953; a member of the Order of New Zealand (ONZ) in 1987; and a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG) on 23 April 1995.

Curt Gowdy
sports analyst, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Edward Gowdy
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:

Brief Facts:

Covered the team Boston Red Sox.

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Dino De Laurentiis
producer

Real/Birth Name:
Agostino De Laurentiis
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:

grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Silvana Mangano by 10 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies King Kong (1976), Serpico, Barbarella, Halloween II, Conan the Barbarian, Hannibal.

Frances Arnstein
famous, activist, socialite

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Brice Arnstein
Also Known As:
Frances Brice
Fran Stark
Frances Brice Stark
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

On many best-dressed lists.

George Shearing
musician, composer, knighted, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
George Albert Shearing
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:

Brief Facts:

Born blind. Pianist. Songs Lullaby of Birdland, September in the Rain, Conception. Naturalized US citizen 1956. OBE 1996. Knighted 2007.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Huntz Hall
actor, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Richard Hall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Herbie Rides Again. Was in East Side Kids/Bowery Boys films. Arrested for assault and for drunk driving.

Malcolm Forbes
aviator, writer, publisher

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the magazine Forbes. Books Around the World on Hot Air and Two Wheels, More than I Dreamed. Hot air balloonist. First person to cross the US in a hot air balloon.

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George Wallace
governor, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
George Corley Wallace Jr.
Also Known As:
George C. Wallace
Nickname(s):
Fighting Little Judge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Cornelia Wallace by 19 years.

Brief Facts:

Three-time governor of Alabama. Candidate for president four times. Known for segregationist views, he later changed his opinion. Survived an assassination attempt May 15, 1972, but remained paralyzed.

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Seymour Robbie
director, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Seymour Mitchell Robbie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Remington Steele, Murder, She Wrote, Trapper John, M.D., Barnaby Jones, Wonder Woman, The Streets of San Francisco, F Troop, Mister Roberts.

Kitty Wells
country, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Muriel Deason
Nickname(s):
Queen of Country Music
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Johnnie Wright, until his earlier death.
Younger than Johnnie Wright by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Song It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.

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Marge Champion
dancer, choreographer, model, educator, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Marjorie Celeste Belcher
Also Known As:
Marjorie Bell
Marge Bell
Marge Champion Sagal
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Art Babbitt by 11 years.
wife of
Boris Sagal, until his earlier death.
Younger than Boris Sagal by 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than Gower Champion by less than 1 year.
half-sister of
Younger than Lina Basquette by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed as dance partner of Gower Champion. Model for Snow White in the Disney film. Movie Show Boat. Broadway musical 3 for Tonight.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6282 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

John Mitchum
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
John Newman Mitchum
Also Known As:
Jack Mitchum
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:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Robert Mitchum by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Dirty Harry, High Plains Drifter, Magnum Force, The Enforcer.

Mike Holovak
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Holovak
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, teams Boston College, Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears. Coach, teams Boston College, Boston Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders.

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Jayne Meadows
actor, writer, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Jayne Meadows Cotter
Also Known As:
Jayne Meadows Allen
Jayne Cotter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Audrey Meadows by 2 years.
wife of
Steve Allen, until his earlier death.
Older than Steve Allen by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Child of missionaries. Movies City Slickers, Casino, David and Bathsheba, Song of the Thin Man. TV shows I've Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth. Broadway play The Gazebo.

Tom Harmon
actor, football, sports analyst, military, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Dudley Harmon
Nickname(s):
Old 98
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Elyse Knox, until he died.
Younger than Elyse Knox by 1 year.
grandfather of
father of
father of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Michigan as halfback. Pilot in World War II, surviving two crashes. Teams New York Americans, Los Angeles Rams. Sports announcer/commentator. Movies Harmon of Michigan, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Bonzo Goes to College.

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Sheriff John
kids, tv, radio

Real/Birth Name:
John Rovick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hosted TV show Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade, Sheriff John's Cartoon Time on Los Angeles station KTTV from 1952 for 18 years. Known for the song Birthday Party Polka "Put another Candle on the Birthday Cake".

Donald Pleasence
actor, writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Henry Pleasence
Also Known As:
Donald Pleasance
Donald Plesance
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Great Escape, Halloween, Escape from New York, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Fantastic Voyage, You Only Live Twice, Kidnapped, Escape to Witch Mountain, The Eagle Has Landed.

Martin Balsam
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Henry Balsam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Cape Fear (1991), All the President's Men, 12 Angry Men, A Thousand Clowns, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Shirley Mitchell
actor, soap, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Mitchell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 9 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jay Livingston, until his earlier death.
Younger than Jay Livingston by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie The War of the Roses. TV series The Young and the Restless, Petticoat Junction, Pete and Gladys, Batchelor Father, I Love Lucy.

Myron Floren
singer, composer, educator, musician, conductor

Real/Birth Name:
Myron Howard Floren
Nickname(s):
The Happy Norwegian
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Accordionist. TV series The Lawrence Welk Show.

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Joseph Wapner
judge, lawyer, tv, activist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Wapner
Also Known As:
Judge Wapner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Judge in Los Angeles area. TV show The People's Court. Book Judge Wapner's Guide to Small Claims Court.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry12 November 2009

Alan Young
actor, director, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Angus Young
Nickname(s):
the Charlie Chaplin of television
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Androcles and the Lion, The Time Machine. TV series Mister Ed. Voice of Scrooge McDuck. Broadway play The Girl with the Freudian Slip. Became a US citizen.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Frederik Pohl
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Frederik George Pohl Jr.
Gender:
Male
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:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction author. Novels Wolfbane, Star Child, Rogue Star, The World at the End of Time.

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Professor Longhair
musician, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Roeland Byrd
Nickname(s):
Roy
Fess
The Picasso of Keyboard Funk
The Bach of Rock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

New Orleans piano player. Song Stag-O-Lee.

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Jim Murray
writer, sports analyst, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
James Patrick Murray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sports columnist at newspaper Los Angeles Times. Known for funny columns.

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive28 November 2008
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