People Who Were Born in the Year 1921:

(113 found)

Cary Middlecoff
golf, dentist, sports analyst, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Cary Middlecoff
Also Known As:
Dr. Middlecoff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

40 Tour wins, three major championships.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rodger Ward
auto racing, aviator, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Rodger M. Ward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Midget cars and open wheel racing. Won at Indy twice.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Todd Karns
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Roscoe Todd Karns
Also Known As:
Todd Karnes
Tod Karns
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Wonderful Life, Flat Top, Ny Foolish Heart.

Connie Haines
actor, singer, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Yvonne Marie Antoinette JaMais
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Moon Over Las Vegas. With band of Tommy Dorsey. Became a church minister.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Donna Reed
soap, actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Donna Belle (or Donnabelle) Mullenger
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 13 days before her 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Wonderful Life, From Here to Eternity. TV series The Donna Reed Show, Dallas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Evelyn West
burlesque, actor, model, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Amy May Coomer
Also Known As:
Evelyn "$50,000 Treasure Chest" West
Amy Charles
Nickname(s):
The Habba-Hubba Girl
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Stripper and vedette. Movie A Night at the Follies.

Carol Channing
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Elaine Channing
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97, 16 days before her 98th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Addams Family. Movie Thoroughly Modern Millie. Songs Hello, Dolly!, Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend. Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1985. Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, Show Girl, The Vamp.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 369 N. Palm Canyon Drive2 October 2010

Mario Lanza
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Alfredo Arnold Cocozza
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Seven Hills of Rome, The Great Caruso. Song Arrivederci Roma.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive31 January 1998

Betty Friedan
activist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Bettye Naomi Goldstein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Feminist. Books The Feminine Mystique, The Fountain of Age. Co-founder of the feminist group National Organization for Women ("NOW").

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lana Turner
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner
Nickname(s):
Sweater Girl
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Artie Shaw by 10 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Lex Barker by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Bad and the Beautiful, Peyton Place.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Betty Jaynes (actress)
actor, singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Jayne Schultz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Douglas McPhail by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Babes in Arms, Meet the People, Sweethearts.

Hope Newell
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Hope Newell
Also Known As:
Hope Newell Daly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than James Daly by 2 years.
grandmother of
mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Bit parts in shows with her daughter. Book A Cap for Mary Ellis.

Hugh Downs
news, actor, producer, writer, composer, tv, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Malcolm Downs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NBC newscaster. TV shows Today, Concentration, 20/20.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Vera-Ellen
actor, dancer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Vera Ellen Westmeier Rohe
Also Known As:
Vera Ellen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of the youngest Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Broadway musicals Panama Hattie, By Jupiter, A Connecticut Yankee. Movie musicals Call Me Madam, White Christmas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Buddy Rogers (wrestler)
wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
Herman G. Rohde Jr.
Nickname(s):
Nature Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional wrestler.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joseph A. Walker
space, aviator, scientist, accident, air crash, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Albert Walker
Also Known As:
Joseph Walker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, test pilot. X-15 flights 77, 90, 91, the only X-15 pilot to fly above 100 km.

Space Missions:

X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Abe Vigoda
soap, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Abraham Charles Vigoda
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 29 days before his 95th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Barney Miller, Santa Barbara, Fish. Movies The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Look Who's Talking, Cannonball Run II.

Betty Hutton
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth June Thornburg
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 12 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Red, Hot and Blue, The Greatest Show on Earth, Annie Get YourGun.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6259 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Howie Fox
baseball, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Francis Fox
Nickname(s):
Howie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Picther. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles. Stabbed to death after ejecting three men from a tavern he owned.

Diana Barrymore
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Diana Blanche Barrymore Blythe
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
niece of
daughter of
aunt of
half-sister of
Older than John Drew Barrymore by 11 years.
niece of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays Hidden Horizon, Rebecca.

Alan Hale Jr.
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Hale McKahan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV show Gilligan's Island.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6653 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Gordon MacRae
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Gordon MacRae
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Sheila MacRae by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6325 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Robert McFerrin
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Keith McFerrin
Also Known As:
Robert McFerrin Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Baritone. The first African-American male employed by Metropolitan Opera.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Delmar Boulevard

Fonty Flock
auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Truman Fontell Flock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Bob Flock by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Tim Flock by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Simone Signoret
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Yves Montand by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movie Room at the Top.

Malcolm Kutner
football

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm James Kutner
Nickname(s):
Mal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, defensive back. Teams University of Texas, Chicago Cardinals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Richard Marner
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Molchanoff-Sacha
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 9 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Sum of All Fears, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Mouse on the Moon, The African Queen. TV series 'Allo 'Allo.

Jan Sterling
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jane Sterling Adriance
Also Known As:
Jane Adrian
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 8 days before her 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6638 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Elizabeth Wilson
actor, soap, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Welter Wilson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 35 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies 9 to 5, The Graduate, The Birds, The Addams Family, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Happy Hooker, Catch-22. TV series Another World, Morningstar / Eveningstar. Broadway play Picnic.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chuck Connors
actor, western, baseball, basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Rifleman, Branded. Movie Soylent Green. First base on minor league team Hollywood Stars. Basketball on team Boston Celtics.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry18 July 1984

Sheb Wooley
actor, singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Shelby F. Wooley
Also Known As:
Ben Colder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Hee Haw as Ben Colder. Used that name as a composer. Song The Purple People Eater. TV series Rawhide. Movies High Noon, Hoosiers, The Outlaw Josie Wales.

Dorothy Shay
actor, singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Sims
Gender:
Female
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:

Song Feudin' and Fightin'. TV series The Waltons.

Georgi Beregovoi
space

Real/Birth Name:
Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi
Gender:
Male
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:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Janet Blair
actor, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Martha Jane Lafferty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Lou Busch by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie My Sister Eileen. Theater musical South Pacific. Broadway play A Girl Can Tell.

Warren Spahn
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Warren Spahn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Weldon Humble
football

Real/Birth Name:
Weldon Gaston Humble
Nickname(s):
Hum
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 10 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams Cleveland Browns, Dallas Texans.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tommy Noonan
actor, writer, producer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Patrick Noone
Also Known As:
Tom Noonan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 5 days before his 47th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Younger than John Ireland by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, A Star is Born (1954), The Rookie, The Best Things in Life Are Free.

Boo Morcom
track, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Richmond Morcom
Nickname(s):
Boo
One Shoe Boo
The Barefoot Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pole vaulter and high jumper. His record in the long jump lasted for 67 years.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Ames
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Urick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ed Ames by 6 years.
older brother of
Older than Gene Ames by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Vic Ames by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group The Ames Brothers. Songs Rag Mop, The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane, Melodie d'Amour.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Ames Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group The Ames Brothers.

Sugar Ray Robinson
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Walker Smith Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 21 days before his 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Welterweight and middleweight champion.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harry Carey Jr.
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Henry George Carey
Nickname(s):
Dobe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
husband of
Marilyn Fix, until he died.
Older than Marilyn Fix by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shenandoah, Red River, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Rio Bravo, Back to the Future Part III.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6363 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Bob Merrill
composer, lyricist, suicide, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Robert Merrill Levan
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:

Lyricist for musical/movie Funny Girl. Songs Don't Rain on my Parade, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window?, People, Mambo Italiano. Broadway musical plays Funny Girl, Breakfast at Tiffanys. Suicide by gunshot.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Patrick Dennis
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Everett Tanner III
Also Known As:
Virginia Rowans
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote (fiction) book Auntie Mame which became the musical Mame and the movie Auntie Mame. Later, worked as a butler for Ray Kroc.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hal David
lyricist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lane David
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lyricist with Burt Bacharach on songs Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By, What the World Needs Now Is Love, I Say a Little Prayer, Alfie, What's New Pussycat.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry14 October 2011

Goose Tatum
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Reece Tatum
Nickname(s):
Goose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters. Negro Leagues Baseball.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry as a member of team The Harlem Globetrotters.

Nelson Riddle
composer, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Smock Riddle Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6724 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Alexis Smith
soap, actor, dancer, ballet, singer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Alexis Fitzsimmons Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 1 day after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Canadian. Ballet dancer. Movies The Young Philadelphians, The Age of Innocence, Night and Day. TV series Dallas.

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LeRoy Nieman
painter

Real/Birth Name:
LeRoy Leslie Runquist
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Painter of sports themed images, using bright colors.

Olga C. Nardone
actor, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Olga Nida Carmena Nardone
Nickname(s):
Little Olga
Princess Olga
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:
Height:
3 feet 4 inches (101.6 cm)

Brief Facts:

Member of The Munchkins in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of the Lullaby League.

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.

Forrest Bird
aviator, inventor, doctor, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Morton Bird
Also Known As:
Dr. Forrest M. Bird
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Biomedical engineer, created mechanical ventilators for help in breathing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
royalty, activist, military, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark
Also Known As:
Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Earl of Merioneth
Baron Greenwich
His Royal Highness Prince Philip
Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten
Philip Battenberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
grand nephew of
great grandfather of
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
nephew of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
third cousin once removed of
grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
grandson of
great grandson of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
grandfather of
third cousin of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
grandfather of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
nephew of
great grandson of
third cousin of
second cousin of
great grandfather of
great great grandson of
first cousin of
grandfather of
great great grandson of
great grandson of
son of
father of
third cousin once removed of
father of
first cousin once removed of
father of
great grandfather of
second cousin of
grandfather of
grand nephew of
second cousin of
second cousin of
grandson of
great grandfather of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
grandfather of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
son of
great grandson of
grand nephew of
father of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
grandson of
husband of
Older than Queen Elizabeth II by 4 years.
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great great grandson of
great grandfather of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
grandfather of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Related to Greek and Denmark royalty. Consort to Queen Elizabeth II. Military service (Royal Navy) in World War II.

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Angelo Bertelli
football

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo Bortolo Bertelli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Notre Dame as quarterback. Teams Los Angeles Dons, Chicago Rockets.

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Louis Jourdan
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Gendre
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

French. In World War II participated in the French Resistance against the Nazis. Movies Gigi, Octopussy, Three Coins in the Fountain, Swamp Thing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6153 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6445 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Pancho Segura
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Francisco Olegario Segura
Nickname(s):
Pancho
Segoo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Citizen of US (1991) and Ecuador.

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Jane Russell
actor, model, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Bob Waterfield by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Paleface, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Outlaw.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Judy Holliday
actor, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Tuvim
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 14 days before her 44th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical plays Born Yesterday, Bells Are Ringing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Susan Peters
actor, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Suzanne Carnahan
Also Known As:
Suzanne Carnahan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Random Harvest, Santa Fe Trail, The Big Shot. New Year's Day 1945, with her husband out duck hunting when a rifle accidentally discharged, her spinal cord was damaged from the accidental gunshot wound, leaving her permanently paraplegic. She later began starving herself, died of pneumonia and complications.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Nancy Reagan
actor, First Lady, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Frances Robbins
Also Known As:
Nancy Davis
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
wife of
Ronald Reagan, until his earlier death.
Younger than Ronald Reagan by 10 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hellcats of the Navy, Donovan's Brain as Nancy Davis. First Lady when her husband was governor and president. Launched the Just Say No campaign.

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Ezzard Charles
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Ezzard Mack Charles
Nickname(s):
Cincinnati Cobra
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver
famous, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Mary Kennedy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
older sister of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 10 years.
older sister of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 6 years.
younger sister of
Younger than John Kennedy by 4 years.
aunt of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 5 years.
daughter of
aunt of
great aunt of
grandmother of
aunt of
great aunt of
mother of
older sister of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 2 years.
grandmother of
aunt of
older sister of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 4 years.
daughter of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 2 years.
wife of
Sargent Shriver, until she died.
Younger than Sargent Shriver by 5 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founded the Special Olympics 1968.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jeff Donnell
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Marie Donnell
Also Known As:
Miss Jeff Donnell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role of Alice on TV show The George Gobel Show. Movie Sweet Smell of Success.

Acquanetta
actor, model, poet

Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Davenport
Also Known As:
Burnu Acquanetta
Nickname(s):
The Venezualan Volcano
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 30 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Appeared in "jungle" movies Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, Jungle Woman, Captive Wild Woman, Lost Continent. Conflicting origin stories.

John Glenn
space, Senator, aviator, hero, military

Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Annie Glenn, until he died.
Younger than Annie Glenn by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot in WW2 and the Korean War. Test pilot. First American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, at age 77, the oldest person in space. Candidate for president 1984.

Space Missions:

Mercury-Atlas 6 (1962)
Call sign: Friendship 7. 3 orbits. First American in orbit. Retropack retained during re-entry. Recovered by destroyer USS Noa.
STS-95
Shuttle Discovery, launched October 29, 1998

Duration: 8d 21h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jungle Jim Rivera
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Manuel Joseph Rivera
Also Known As:
Jim Rivera
Nickname(s):
Jim
Jungle Jim
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:

Outfielder. Teams St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Athletics.

Dale Lewis
tennis, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Dale A. Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach at teams Indiana University, University of Miami.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Kramer
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
John Albert Kramer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tennis champion in the 1940s. The first executive director of Association of Tennis Professionals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Esther Williams
actor, swimming, singer, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Esther Jane Williams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Ben Gage by 6 years.
wife of
Fernando Lamas, until his earlier death.
Younger than Fernando Lamas by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Often in a swimming suit. Movies This Time for Keeps, Neptune's Daughter, Million Dollar Mermaid, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Dangerous When Wet. Commentator for synchronized swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Webb Pierce
singer, country, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Webb Michael Pierce
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:

Songs Why Baby Why, Slowly, In the Jailhouse Now, Wondering. 13 No. 1 singles in his career.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Alex Haley
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Murray Palmer Haley
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:

TV miniseries Roots based on book Roots: The Saga of an American Family.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gene Roddenberry
producer, writer, military, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Majel Barrett, until he died.
Older than Majel Barrett by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Pilot in World War II. Creator of the TV series Star Trek and its sequels. Creator of TV series Earth: Final Conflict.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry4 September 1985

Monty Hall
actor, producer, tv, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Halperin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series game show Let's Make a Deal producer and host.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive14 December 1996

Leo Penn
director, writer, actor, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Penn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Directed TV series Bonanza, Ben Casey, Ironside and many others.

Nancy Kulp
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Jane Kulp
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Beverly Hillbillies in role of Jane Hathaway.

Wendell Scott
auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Wendell Oliver Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver.

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Angelo Dundee
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo Mirena Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Boxing promoter and trainer of many champions, including Muhammad Ali.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Valenti
business, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Joseph Valenti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie business lobbyist, invented the MPAA rating system used in the US.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry1 November 1988

Joseph Woodland
inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Joseph Woodland
Also Known As:
N.J. Woodland
N. J. Woodland
N. Joseph Woodland
Nickname(s):
Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Helped design the UPC barcode while working for IBM after earlier co-inventing and patenting an earlier barcode.

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Charlie Conerly
football, model

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Albert Conerly Jr.
Nickname(s):
Chucking Charlie Conerly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Mississippi, New York Giants. Role of The Marlboro Man in commercials.

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Slappy White
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Amazon Women on the Moon.

Jim McKay
news, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
James Kenneth McManus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for his tagline "the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat", used in his ABC TV series The Wide World of Sports. Famed for his coverage of the Olympic Games, the Indianapolis 500 race, and the British Open.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sheila MacRae
actor, writer, soap, Broadway, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Sheila Margaret Stephens
Also Known As:
Sheila Margaret Stevens
Sheila Stephenson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Gordon MacRae by less than 1 year.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Became a naturalized United States citizen 1959. TV series General Hospital, The Jackie Gleason Show. Broadway musical play Guys and Dolls.

Deborah Kerr
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 16 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced "Carr." Movies From Here to Eternity, Quo Vadis, Separate Tables, The Sundowners. Movie musical The King and I. Appointed CBE in 1998.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1709 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

James Whitmore
actor, western, Broadway, model, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
James Allen Whitmore Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Audra Lindley by 3 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Asphalt Jungle, Them!, Battleground, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Give 'em Hell, Harry!, The Shawshank Redemption. Roles in several one-man plays. Tony Award for Broadway play Command Decision. Commercial spokeperson for Miracle-Gro products.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6611 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Scott Crossfield
aviator, accident, air crash, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Scott Crossfield
Also Known As:
A. Scott Crossfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. First to fly twice the speed of sound. Flew the X-15. Died when the Cessna 210A he was flying encountered a thunderstorm and broke up in air.

Space Missions:

X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

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Bill Willis
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Karnet Willis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams Ohio State University, Cleveland Browns. Coach team Kentucky State University.

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James Clavell
writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edmund DuMaresq Clavell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 34 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Birth year also given as 1924. Australian-born, a British citizen. In 1963, he became a naturalized citizen of the USA. Movies The Great Escape, To Sir, with Love, The Fly. Novels Kig Rat, Shōgun, Noble House.

Art Clokey
producer, inventor, educator, writer, actor, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Farrington
Also Known As:
Arthur Charles Clokey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed when he was adopted. Creator of the Gumby character. TV series The Gumby Show. Movie Gumby: the Movie. Voice actor.

Les Horvath
football, dentist

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Horvath
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Ohio State University as quarterback/halfback. Teams Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lou Saban
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Saban
Gender:
Male
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:

Linebacker, placekicker. Teams Indiana University, Cleveland Browns. Coach, teams Case Technical University, University of Washington, Northwestern University, Western Illinois University, Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills, University of Maryland, Denver Broncos, University of Miami, US Military Academy, University of Central Florida, Martin County High School, South Fork High School, Georgetown High School, Middle Georgia Heat Wave, Peru State College, Tampa Bay Storm, Milwaukee Mustangs, SUNY Canton, Chowan University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Yves Montand
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Ivo Livi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Simone Signoret by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies Z, Let's Make Love.

Tom Poston
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Poston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Suzanne Pleshette, until he died.
Older than Suzanne Pleshette by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series To Tell the Truth, Mork & Mindy, The Bob Newhart Show. Movies Rabbit Test, Christmas with the Kranks.

Jesse Helms
Senator, writer, commentator

Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Alexander Helms Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

U.S. Senator from North Carolina for 5 terms. Conservative, anti-communist, pro-segregation, controversial. Was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Bill Mauldin
cartoonist, actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Mauldin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Two time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Movie The Red Badge of Courage.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6271 Delmar Boulevard

Charles Bronson
actor, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Buchinsky
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jill Ireland, until her earlier death.
Older than Jill Ireland by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Death Wish, The Mechanic, The Great Escape.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry10 December 1980

Jerome Hines
singer, opera, composer, mathematician

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Albert Link Heinz
Also Known As:
Jerome A. Hines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Brief Facts:

Bass. Role of Sarastro in opera The Magic Flute. Role of Mephistopheles in opera Faust. Changed name to Hines at the suggestion of Sol Hurok to avoid anti-German sentiment during World War 2. Published 5 articles in magazine Mathematics Magazine.

Brian Keith
actor, military, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Keith Richey Jr.
Also Known As:
Robert Keith Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series Hardcastle and McCormick, Family Affair. Movies The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The Parent Trap (1961), Sharky's Machine. Terminal emphysema and lung cancer; apparent suicide.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry26 June 2008

Roy Campanella
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Campanella
Nickname(s):
Campy
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:

Catcher. Teams Washington Elite Giants, Monterrey Sultans, Nashua Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Phyllis Thaxter
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Superman, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6531 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Vivian Blaine
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Vivienne Stapleton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 18 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical Guys and Dolls.

Rodney Dangerfield
actor, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Rodney Cohen
Also Known As:
Jack Roy
Rover Dangerfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Caddyshack, Easy Money. Signature quote: "I can't get no respect".

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6366 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry27 March 2002

Dagmar
actor, comedy, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Ruth Egnor
Also Known As:
Jenny Lewis
Jeanne Lewis
Nickname(s):
Ruthie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1950s TV show Broadway Open House. Busty comedienne who played a "dumb blonde".

Deanna Durbin
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Edna Mae Durbin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical One Hundred Men and a Girl. Oscar for movie Mad About Music. Movie Lady on a Train. Lived in France since the 1950s.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Dave "Boo" Ferriss
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
David Meadow Ferriss
Nickname(s):
Boo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 11 days before his 95th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Mississippi State University, Boston Red Sox. Coach, team Delta State University.

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Otto Graham
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Otto Everett Graham Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Northwestern University, Cleveland Browns. Coach, teams Washington Redskins, Coast Guard Academy.

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Charley Trippi
football

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Louis Trippi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
98, 11 days before his 99th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback/quarterback. Team Chicago Cardinals.

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Alan Freed
dj, radio, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Albert James Freed
Also Known As:
Moondog
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Introduced the phrase "rock and roll" on his shows. Lost work because of the payola scandal.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio10 December 1991

Maila Nurmi
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 20 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

In role as Vampira in TV show The Vampira Show on local Los Angeles television. Model for Man Ray, Alberto Vargas. Movie Plan 9 from Outer Space. Claimed she was niece of Paavo Nurmi.

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Hawkshaw Hawkins
musician, country, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Franklin Hawkins
Nickname(s):
The Hawk
Eleven Yards of Personality
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jean Shepard, until he died.
Older than Jean Shepard by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Album I'm a Rattlesnakin' Daddy. Song Lonesome 7-7203. Died in the same plane crash that killed Patsy Cline.

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Bill Dudley
football, politician

Real/Birth Name:
William McGarvey Dudley
Nickname(s):
Bullet Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback/defensive back/punter/kicker. Teams Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins. Virginia House of Delegates.

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Steve Allen
musician, singer, tv, composer, actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
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:

Relationships:

son of
husband of
Jayne Meadows, until he died.
Younger than Jayne Meadows by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Original host of TV show The Tonight Show. Movie Casino.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1537 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Johnny Otis
bandleader, dj, musician, blues, composer, producer, activist, writer, religion, educator, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes
Also Known As:
John Veliotis
Johnny Otis Show
Nickname(s):
Godfather of Rhythm and Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Greek ancestry. Book Listen to the Lambs. Songs Willie and the Hand Jive, Harlem Nocturne, Every Beat of My Heart, Double Crossing Blues.

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Easy Pickens
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel T. Lindley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Slim Pickens by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie The Ballad of Cable Hogue.

Rex Allen
actor, western, singer, country, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Elvie Allen
Nickname(s):
the Arizona Cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 14 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Singing cowboy movies such as The Arizona Cowboy. Song Crying in the Chapel. Died in a car accident when he was run over by a Cadillac driven by a friend, in his own driveway.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry20 August 1975
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