People Who Were Born in the Year 1924:

(123 found)

Earl Scruggs
musician, bluegrass

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Eugene Scruggs
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:

Songs Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Lester Flatt in duo Flatt & Scruggs. Invented the three-finger roll on the banjo. Joined the group Blue Grass Boys.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry13 February 2003

Ron Moody
actor, singer, composer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Moodnick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Oliver!. Broadway musical Oliver!.

Max Roach
jazz, musician, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Maxwell Lemuel Roach
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:

Jazz drummer, known for defining the style of drumming in jazz. Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

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Slim Harpo
musician, blues

Real/Birth Name:
James Moore
Nickname(s):
slim
Harmonica Slim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Blues harmonica player.

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Guy Williams
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Armand Joseph Catalano
Nickname(s):
Armando
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Zorro, Lost in Space, Bonanza. Death date could have been any time between April 30 and May 6 of 1989.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry2 August 2002

Lee Pockriss
composer, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Julian Pockriss
Gender:
Male
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:

Composer (or co-) of songs Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Catch a Falling Star, Johnny Angel. Broadway musical Tovarich.

Slim Whitman
singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Smiling Starduster
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Rose Marie, Indian Love Call, Secret Love. Albums sold through TV ads.

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

Benny Hill
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Hawthorn Hill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silly TV show with many pratfalls.

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J.J. Johnson
musician, jazz, composer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
James Louis Johnson
Also Known As:
J. J. Johnson
Jay Jay Johnson
Nickname(s):
Jay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trombonist. Scored TV series Starsky & Hutch, Mike Hammer, The Six Million Dollar Man. Suicide by gunshot.

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John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Edward John Spencer
Also Known As:
Viscount Althorp
Nickname(s):
Johnnie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Invested as a member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in 1954.

Lou Groza
football

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Roy Groza
Nickname(s):
The Toe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Placekicker and defensive tackle. Team Cleveland Browns.

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Speedy West
producer, musician, country

Real/Birth Name:
Wesley Webb West
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pedal steel guitarist and record producer.

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Brian Rix
actor, activist, knighted, writer, radio, politician, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Norman Roger Rix
Also Known As:
Brian Rix, Baron Rix
Lord Rix
Gender:
Male
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:

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1977 Birthday Honours. Knighted June 1986 for his services to charity. 27 January 1992, created a life peer, as Baron Rix, of Whitehall. Theatre actor, play Don't Just Lie There, Say Something.

Sabu
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Sabu Dastagir
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From India. Became a US citizen. Movies The Tiger Walks, The Thief of Baghdad.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ramona Jones
musician, actor, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Ramona Riggins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Grandpa Jones, until his earlier death.
Younger than Grandpa Jones by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Fiddler. TV show Hee Haw. Movie R.I.O.T.: The Movie.

Margaret Truman
writer, singer, actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Margaret Truman
Also Known As:
Mary Margaret Truman Daniel
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 19 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Concerts singing classical music. Radio play The Jackpot. Radio show Authors in the News. Writer of mystery novels in a series, the first was Murder in the White House. Also wrote non-fiction.

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Gloria Vanderbilt
business, actor, model, painter, style, writer, socialite

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Laura Madeleine Sophie Vanderbilt
Also Known As:
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt-Cooper
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin of
niece of
mother of
mother of
first cousin once removed of
great great granddaughter of
granddaughter of
first cousin of
grand niece of
niece of
niece of
daughter of
first cousin once removed of
ex-wife of
Younger than Leopold Stokowski by 41 years.
great granddaughter of
second cousin of
daughter of
ex-wife of
Older than Sidney Lumet by less than 1 year.
niece of
great granddaughter of
grand niece of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
wife of
Wyatt Cooper, until his earlier death.
Older than Wyatt Cooper by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Created "designer" jeans. Subject of TV miniseries Little Gloria, Happy at Last. Book Once upon a Time: A True Story. Actor on TV shows Studio One, Playhouse 90, The United States Steel Hour.

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Chris Kraft
engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Columbus Kraft Jr.
Also Known As:
Christopher C. Kraft Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASA engineer and manager. Flight director.

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Al Rosen
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Leonard Rosen
Nickname(s):
Flip
The Hebrew Hammer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman. Team Cleveland Indians.

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Deke Slayton
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Kent Slayton
Also Known As:
Donald Slayton
Nickname(s):
Deke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Apollo-Soyuz docking.

Space Missions:

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Lois Andrews
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Lorraine Gourley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 12 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Jessel by 25 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Desert Hawk, Rustlers, Western Heritage.

Norman Fell
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Feld
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:

Landlord on TV show Three's Company.

Roberts Blossom
actor, poet, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Roberts Scott Blossom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Character actor. Movies Home Alone, Deranged, Slaughterhouse 5, Escape from Alcatraz, Doc Hollywood, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Christne.

Sarah Vaughan
singer, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Lois Vaughan
Nickname(s):
Sassy
The Divine One
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 7 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Misty, Smooth Operator, Broken Hearted Melody, Whatever Lola Wants.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry31 July 1985

Freddie Bartholomew
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Llewellyn
(later:) Frederick Llewellyn March
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Child actor. Movie Little Lord Fauntleroy.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6663 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Emlen Tunnell
football, coach, military

Real/Birth Name:
Emlen Lewis Tunnell
Nickname(s):
The Gremlin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth year in doubt. The first African American to play for the New York Giants and also the first to be inducted into the Pro hall. Coast Guard during WWII. Defensive halfback, safety. Teams New York Giants, Green Bay Packers.

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Marlon Brando
actor, activist, director

Real/Birth Name:
Marlon Brando Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Streetcar Named Desire, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Mutiny on the Bounty, One-Eyed Jacks, Last Tango in Paris.

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

Gil Hodges
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Gilbert Ray Hodge
Also Known As:
Gilbert Ray Hodges
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 2 days before his 48th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers. Manager, teams Washington Senators, New York Mets.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard (special)20 June 2008 as a member of team Los Angeles Dodgers.

Curtis Turner
auto racing

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Turner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Stock car racer with a reputation for drinking and partying.

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Stanley Donen
director, choreographer

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Donen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Yvette Mimieux by 17 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Singin' in the Rain, Our Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face, Damn Yankees!.

Joseph Ruskin
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Richard Schlafman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Smokin' Aces, The Scorpion King, Star Trek: Insurrection.

Shorty Rogers
musician, jazz, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Rogers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Flugelhorn. One of the principal creators of West Coast jazz.

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Henry Mancini
composer, musician, conductor

Real/Birth Name:
Enrico Nicola Mancini
Also Known As:
Henry Nicola Mancini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses, The Pink Panther Theme.

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

Gatemouth Brown
singer, musician, blues, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Alright Again!.

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Nina Foch
actor, educator, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Nina Consuelo Maud Fock
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Executive Suite, The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, Rich and Famous, Sliver. Broadway plays Tonight at 8:30, A Second String, Twelfth Night, King Lear.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Ruth Kobart
actor, soap, opera, singer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Maxine Finkelstein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Dirty Harry, Sister Act, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. TV series Bob, One Day at a Time. Broadway musical play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Nominated for a Tony Award.

Blossom Dearie
singer, jazz, musician, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Margrete Blossom Dearie
Gender:
Female
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:

Cabaret singer and pianist. Member of group Blue Flames.

Theodore Bikel
actor, singer, folk, musician, composer, producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Meir Bikel
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:

Movies The African Queen, The Defiant Ones, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming. Broadway musical plays The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady. Became a naturalized citizen of the USA in 1961.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater29 April 2005

Jane Morgan
singer, Broadway, actor, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Florence Catherine Currier
Also Known As:
Jane Weintraub
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jerry Weintraub, until his death.
Older than Jerry Weintraub by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Song Fascination. Broadway musical Mame. Musicals elsewhere Can-Can, The King and I, Kiss Me, Kate, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Bells Are Ringing, Anniversary Waltz, Affairs of State, Hello, Dolly.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry6 May 2011

Patricia Kennedy Lawford
socialite, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Helen Kennedy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great aunt of
aunt of
mother of
older sister of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 7 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 2 years.
older sister of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 3 years.
younger sister of
Younger than John Kennedy by 6 years.
aunt of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 8 years.
daughter of
aunt of
great aunt of
great aunt of
aunt of
great aunt of
aunt of
great aunt of
ex-wife of
Younger than Peter Lawford by less than 1 year.
aunt of
older sister of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 1 year.
daughter of
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 5 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Produced single TV shows.

Tim Flock
auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Timothy Flock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Bob Flock by 6 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Fonty Flock by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Early NASCAR driver.

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Charlie Justice
football

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Ronald Justice
Nickname(s):
Choo-Choo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams University of North Carolina, Washington Redskins.

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Priscilla Pointer
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Priscilla Pointer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
wife of
Jules Irving, until his death.
Older than Jules Irving by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Coyote Moon, Carried Away, Carrie, The Falcon and the Snowman.

Cotton Owens
auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Cotton Owens
Also Known As:
Everett "Cotton" Owens
Nickname(s):
King of the Modifieds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprint Cup (then known as Grand National) winner five straight years (1957-61). Won NASCAR's first live televised race.

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Peggy Cass
actor, model, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Margaret Cass
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Auntie Mame defined the role of Agnes Gooch - won a Tony. Movie Auntie Mame, same character, Oscar nomination.

Charles Aznavour
singer, actor, composer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian
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:

Armenian-French. Movie And Then There Were None. Songs She, Yesterday When I Was Young.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6225 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater24 August 2017

Dennis Weaver
actor, sidekick, activist, western, composer, director

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

Brief Facts:

Title role as McCloud in TV series McCloud. TV series Gunsmoke in role of Chester Goode. Movie Duel.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6822 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry9 September 1986

Earl Banks
football, coach, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Earl C. Banks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, teams University of Iowa, New York Yanks. Coach, team Morgan State College. Died in an auto crash.

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George H.W. Bush
president, ambassador, vice pres, politician, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
George Herbert Walker Bush
Also Known As:
George H. W. Bush
Bush 41
Nickname(s):
Poppy
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Barbara Bush, until her earlier death.
Older than Barbara Bush by less than 1 year.
grandfather of
uncle of
father of
son of
grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
great grandson of
father of
grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Jonathan Bush by 6 years.
grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
son of
father of
grandson of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

41st president of the US. Ambassador to the UN. Head of the CIA. Vice president under President Ronald Reagan. Flew for the Navy in World War II.

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Leo Nomellini
football, wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Joseph Nomellini
Nickname(s):
The Lion
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive and defensive tackle. Grew up in Chicago. Teams University of Minnesota, San Francisco 49ers.

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Chet Atkins
musician, country, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Burton Atkins
Also Known As:
Mister Guitar
The Country Gentleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Highly respected guitarist and producer. Album The Essential Chet Atkins. Song Jam Man.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sidney Lumet
director, producer, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Lumet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Gail Jones by 13 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Gloria Vanderbilt by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, The Verdict, Serpico, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Wiz, Murder on the Orient Express.

Richard Bull
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Bull
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Little House on the Prairie. Movie The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

Paul Conrad
cartoonist, sculptor

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Francis Conrad
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Political editorial cartoons in newspapers Denver Post, Los Angeles Times. Sculpture Chain Reaction made of chains in Santa Monica, California. Pulitzer Prize for cartoons, 1964, 1971 and 1984.

George Morgan
country, singer

Real/Birth Name:
George Thomas Morgan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Room Full of Roses, Candy Kisses.

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Eva Marie Saint
actor, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Eva Marie Saint
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, North by Northwest, Exodus, On the Waterfront, Superman Returns, Because of Winn-Dixie, Raintree County, Winter's Tale. TV series Moonlighting.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6624 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6730 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Darrell Royal
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell K Royal
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:

Middle name is "K" rather than an initial. Head coach for teams Mississippi State University, University of Washington, University of Texas, Edmonton Eskimos.

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Robert White
aviator, engineer, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Michael White
Nickname(s):
Bob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

X-15 test pilot.

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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Mary Ford
singer, musician, jazz, country

Real/Birth Name:
Iris Colleen Summers
Also Known As:
Colleen Hatfield
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Les Paul by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Name was picked out of a phone book. Singer and rhythm guitarist with husband Les Paul accompanying on guitar. Duo Les Paul and Mary Ford. Songs How High the Moon, Vaya Con Dios, Mockingbird Hill, Bye Bye, Blues, I'm Sitting on Top of the World.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Johnnie Johnson
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Johnnie Clyde Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6628 Delmar Boulevard

Brett Somers
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Audrey Johnston
Also Known As:
Dawn Johnston
Brett Somers-Klugman
Brett Sommers
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

separated wife of
Jack Klugman, until she died.
Younger than Jack Klugman by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series The Odd Couple. As herself, a panelist on TV show The Match Game.

Johnny Gilbert
tv, actor, singer, game show

Real/Birth Name:
John L. Gilbert III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Primarily known as announcer for the TV shows Jeopardy!, The Price is Right and various game shows.

Bess Myerson
model, politician, activist, actor, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Bess Myerson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Miss America 1945. TV shows The Match Game, The Big Payoff, I've Got a Secret.

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Pat Hingle
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Patterson Hingle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Commissioner James Gordon in movies Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever. Movies Sudden Impact, Batman & Robin, Splendor in the Grass, On the Waterfront. Tony award nominee.

Don Knotts
actor, comedy, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Donald Knotts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Three's Company, The Andy Griffith Show. Movies The Incredible Mr. Limpet, The Reluctant Astronaut, The Shakiest Gun in the West, The Apple Dumpling Gang. A slim man, known for acting nervous. Died 24 February, 2006.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry19 January 1999

Margaret Whiting
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Eleanor Whiting
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jack Wrangler, until his earlier death.
Older than Jack Wrangler by 21 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Lou Busch by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Baby, It's Cold Outside, That Old Black Magic, Moonlight in Vermont, Silver Bells.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Black Dahlia
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Short
Nickname(s):
Beth
Betty Short
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wanted to be an actress. Murder was never solved. Body cut in half. Possible death date January 14.

Carroll O'Connor
actor, director, writer, producer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
John Carroll O'Connor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series All in the Family, Archie Bunker's Place in role of Archie Bunker. TV series In the Heat of the Night. Movie Return to Me.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry17 March 2000

James Baldwin
writer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
James Arthur Baldwin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel If Beale Street Could Talk.

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Alice Ghostley
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Margaret Ghostley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies To Kill a Mockingbird, The Graduate, Grease. TV series Designing Women, Bewitched, Mayberry R.F.D..

Phyllis Schlafly
activist, lawyer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Phyllis McAlpin Stewart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 21 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Conservative activist. Founder of Eagle Forum. Opposed the Equal Rights Amendment. Book A Choice, Not an Echo.

Fess Parker
actor, director, producer, business, winery

Real/Birth Name:
Fess Elisha Parker Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Daniel Boone, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1962), Disneyland in the role of Davy Crockett. Movie Old Yeller. A winemaker and resort owner.

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Jack Buck
baseball, radio, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Announced games for baseball team St. Louis Cardinals. Also football for CBS radio program Monday Night Football. Distinct gravelly voice.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6307 Delmar Boulevard

Jack Weston
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Weinstein
Also Known As:
Jack Western
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Four Seasons, Wait Until Dark, Dirty Dancing, Ishtar, Short Circuit 2, Cactus Flower, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

Dinah Washington
singer, blues, jazz, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Lee Jones
Nickname(s):
Queen of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Dick Lane by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Song What a Diff'rence a Day Makes.

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Buddy Hackett
actor, singer, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Hacker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical The Music Man.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater20 June 1988
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 266 S. Palm Canyon Drive8 December 2000

Daniel Inouye
Senator, hero, military, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Ken Inouye
Also Known As:
Daniel K. Inouye
Nickname(s):
Dan
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:

Democrat. Senator from Hawaii January 1963 until his death. Lost his right arm in battle in Italy during World War II. Award was by President Clinton at a later time.

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Jane Greer
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Bette Jane Greer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 16 days before her 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Rudy Vallee by 23 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Out of the Past. TV show Twin Peaks.

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

Ted Kluszewski
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Bernard Kluszewski
Nickname(s):
Big Klu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. teams Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Redlegs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels.

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Carol Grace
actor, writer, Broadway, socialite

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Doree
Also Known As:
Carol Marcus
Carol Matthau
Carol Marcus Saroyan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Walter Matthau, until his earlier death.
Younger than Walter Matthau by 3 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than William Saroyan by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Took the name (Marcus) of her step-father at age 8. Broadway play Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter. Movie Mikey and Nicky. Books Among the Porcupines, The Secret in the Daisy.

Tom Landry
football, coach, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wade Landry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach. Invented the now-popular "4-3 defense" as well as the "Flex defense." Team Dallas Cowboys.

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Maurice Jarre
composer, conductor

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice-Alexis Jarre
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:

Score for movies Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, A Passage to India, Dead Poets Society, Ghost, Enemy Mine. Song Lara's Theme.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6505 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry3 February 1994

Jerry Coleman
military, aviator, baseball, manager, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Francis Coleman
Nickname(s):
The Colonel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second baseman. Team New York Yankees. TV show Game of the Week.

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Bobby Short
singer, musician, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Waltrip Short
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Singer and pianist. Movie Man of the Century. As himself in movie Hannah and Her Sisters.

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Lauren Bacall
actor, model, writer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Joan Perske
Nickname(s):
Betty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 35 days before her 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Humphrey Bogart, until his earlier death.
Younger than Humphrey Bogart by 24 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Jason Robards by 2 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, Key Largo, The Shootist, The Mirror Has Two Faces. Book By Myself and Then Some.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 135 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way10 January 1997

Bob Murphy
baseball, sports analyst, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allan Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Game announcer for team New York Mets.

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Gogi Grant
singer, jazz, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg
Also Known As:
Audrey Brown
Audrey Grant
Gender:
Female
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:

Song The Wayward Wind. Also dubbed vocals for Ann Blyth in movie The Helen Morgan Story.

Gail Russell
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth L. Russell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36, 26 days before her 37th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Guy Madison by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Uninvited, Angel and the Badman, Calcutta, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Harold Gould (baseball)
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lorenzo Gould
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:

Pitcher for team Philadelphia Stars of the Negro Leagues 1947-1948.

Steve Forrest
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Forrest Andrews
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:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Dana Andrews by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Amazon Women on the Moon. TV series S.W.A.T..

Truman Capote
writer, parties, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Truman Streckfus Persons
Also Known As:
Truman Garcia Capote
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted by his stepfather and renamed Truman Garcia Capote. Wrote the books In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences, Other Voices, Other Rooms, Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories. Famed for his party "The Black and White Ball." Subject of movie Capote. Movie Breakfast at Tiffany's based on his novella.

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Jimmy Carter
president, military, governor, painter, activist, writer, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
James Earl Carter Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
older brother of
Older than Billy Carter by 12 years.
father of
husband of
Older than Rosalynn Carter by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Governor of Georgia. Graduate of Naval Academy. Submariner. Nuclear engineer. 39th president of US. Supports Habitat for Humanity and peace causes. Book Our Endangered Values : America's Moral Crisis.

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Roger Williams
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Weertz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Songs Autumn Leaves, Near You, Till, The Impossible Dream, Yellow Bird, Maria.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1533 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Joe Allison
composer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Marion Allison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song He'll Have to Go recorded by Jim Reeves.

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Charlton Heston
actor, director, writer, model

Real/Birth Name:
John Charles Carter
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Took last name of stepfather as a child. Role of Moses in movie The Ten Commandments. Movies Tombstone, True Lies, The Greatest Show on Earth, Planet of the Apes, Ben-Hur, Soylent Green, The Omega Man, Earthquake. Involved in the National Rifle Association as president from 1998 to 2003. TV show The Colbys.

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

Bill Dana
tv, comedy, actor, writer, producer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Irving Szathmary
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Bill Dana Show, Zorro and Son, The Golden Girls. Movie The Nude Bomb. Songs My Name Jose Jimenez, All About Love, Big Bells and Bongo Drummers.

Robert Rushworth
aviator, military, engineer, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Aitken Rushworth
Also Known As:
Robert A. Rushworth
Nickname(s):
Bob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot, test pilot. Flew the X-15. On June 27, 1963, he flew the X-15 to an altitude above 50 miles, thereby qualifying as an astronaut according to the United States definition, not the international definition.

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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Ed Wood
actor, director, producer, writer, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Davis Wood Jr.
Also Known As:
Edward D. Wood Jr.
Don Miller
Daniel Davis
Peter La Roche
Edward Davis
Flint Holloway
Larry Lee
Dick Trent
Akdov Telmig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

His movie Plan 9 from Outer Space is often called "The Worst Film Ever Made." Movies Jailbait, Bride of the Monster, The Beach Bunnies, Revenge of the Virgins. Subject of movie Ed Wood. Pseudonym "Akdov Telmig" is "Vodka Gimlet" spelled backward.

Mal Whitfield
track, aviator, military

Real/Birth Name:
Malvin Greston Whitfield
Also Known As:
Mal 'Marvelous Mal' Whitfield
Nickname(s):
Marvelous Mal
Marvelous
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Twice won 800 m at Olympics. Tuskega Airman. Served in Korean War in the US Air Force.

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Lee Iacocca
business, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Lido Anthony Iacocca
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President of Chrysler.

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Don Coryell
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Donald David Coryell
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:

Brief Facts:

Defensive back. Team University of Washington. As a coach, teams Whittier College, University of Southern California, San Diego State University, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Chargers.

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Joyce Randolph
actor, dancer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Sirola
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath. TV series The Honeymooners.

Billy Barty
actor, activist, little person

Real/Birth Name:
William John Bertanzetti
(some say:) William Job Bertanzetti
Guillermo Giuseppe Bertanzetti
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:
Height:
3 feet 9 inches (114.3 cm)

Brief Facts:

Founded Little People of America. Movies Legend, Willow.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry1 July 1981

Bobby Brown (NYY)
baseball, doctor

Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Brown
Also Known As:
Dr. Bobby Brown
Nickname(s):
Doc
Golden Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base, team New York Yankees, World Series champs 1949, '50, '51. Cardiologist in Texas. 10 years as president of the American League.

Cleo Moore
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Cleouna Moore
Nickname(s):
The Next Big Thing
Queen of the B-Movie Bad Girls
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 6 days before her 49th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Women's Prison, The Other Woman, Hit and Run, Over-Exposed.

Russell Johnson
actor, western, military, soap, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Russell David Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Gilligan's Island. Movies This Island Earth, Attack of the Crab Monsters, It Came from Outer Space, Tumbleweed, Seminole.

J.D. Sumner
singer, composer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
John David Sumner
Also Known As:
JD Sumner
Nickname(s):
World's Lowest Bass Singer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 3 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern Gospel singer with a deep bass voice. Formerly listed as the World's Lowest Bass Singer. Groups Sunshine Boys, Blackwood Brothers, Stamps Quartet, Masters V. Song The Old Country Church.

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GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of group Stamps Quartet.

Geraldine Page
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Geraldine Sue Page
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Rip Torn, until she died.
Older than Rip Torn by 6 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hondo, The Trip to Bountiful, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Pete 'n' Tillie. Several Oscar nominations.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Shirley Chisholm
US Representative, educator, activist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Anita St. Hill
Also Known As:
Shirley St. Hill Chisholm
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Elected to Congress from NY, served 1969-1983. Candidate for president 1972. Books Unbought and Unbossed, The Good Fight.

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Jonathan Frid
actor, soap, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
John Herbert Frid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dark Shadows in role of Barnabas Collins. Movie House of Dark Shadows. Broadway revival play Arsenic and Old Lace.

Fred R. Taylor
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Rankin Taylor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman, baseball pro team Washington Senators. Basketball coach, team Ohio State University.

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Wally Cox
actor, Broadway, tv, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Maynard Cox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County. TV show Hollywood Squares.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Doc Blanchard
football, military

Real/Birth Name:
Felix Anthony Blanchard
Nickname(s):
Doc
Little Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First junior to win the Heisman, Team United States Military Academy as fullback. United States Air Force from 1947 until 1971, retired with the rank of Colonel.

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Ed Koch
mayor, lawyer, tv, US Representative, writer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Irving Koch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Kotch. Democrat. US Representative from 1969 to1977. Mayor of New York City from 1978 through 1989 for 3 terms. A judge on TV show The People's Court. Children's book Eddie, Harold's Little Brother.

Linda Hopkins
actor, singer, blues, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Melinda Helen Matthews
Also Known As:
L'I'll Helen Matthews
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Mitzi... Roarin' in the 20's, Leprechaun 2, Honkeytonk Man, Rockin' the Blues. Broadway musical play Inner City.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry1 October 2005

Gary Morton
comedy, tv, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Morton Goldaper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lucille Ball, until her earlier death.
Younger than Lucille Ball by 13 years.
annulled ex-husband of
Older than Susan Morrow by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Stand-up comic. Producer. TV series Here's Lucy.

Christy O'Connor
golf

Real/Birth Name:
Christy O'Connor
Also Known As:
Christy O'Connor Snr
Nickname(s):
Himself
Gender:
Male
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:

Won over 20 important British and Irish tournaments.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dan Devine
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel John Devine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Arizona State University, University of Missouri, Green Bay Packers, University of Notre Dame.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lee Dorsey
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Irving Lee Dorsey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 23 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Ya Ya, Working in the Coal Mine.

Rod Serling
writer, actor, producer, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Rodman Edward Serling
Also Known As:
John Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator and host of TV series The Twilight Zone. Movies Patterns, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes, Seven Days in May.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry6 October 1988

Frank Broyles
football, coach, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
John Franklin Broyles
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:

Quarterback, then coach. Team University of Arkansas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Glenn Davis
football, track

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Woodward Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Terry Moore by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Team United States Military Academy as halfback. Team Los Angeles Rams.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dub Jones
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Augustus Jones
Also Known As:
W.A. "Dub" Jones
Nickname(s):
Dub
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95, 25 days before his 96th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Football teams Miami Seahawks, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cleveland Browns. Coach for the Browns.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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