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James Agee

Real/Birth Name:
James Rufus Agee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Script for movie The African Queen. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the United States.

Akala

Real/Birth Name:
Kingslee James Daley
Also Known As:
Black Shakespeare
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ms. Dynamite by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

First album It's Not a Rumour with song Shakespeare

Maya Angelou

Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite Ann Johnson
Also Known As:
Rita Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. TV miniseries Roots. Tony Award nomination for play Look Away. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011. National Medal of Arts 2000. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 1993. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008.. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6337 Delmar Boulevard.

W.H. Auden

Real/Birth Name:
Wystan Hugh Auden
Also Known As:
WH Auden
W. H. Auden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Became a US citizen in 1946. Also wrote plays, film scripts, and opera libretti.

Nicholas Blake

Real/Birth Name:
Cecil Day-Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Jill Balcon, until he died.
Older than Jill Balcon by 20 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Novel The Beast Must Die. Movie This Man Must Die. Pen name, he was Poet Laureate of England, from 1968 until his death.

Mykki Blanco

Real/Birth Name:
Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Roberts Blossom

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

Julian Bond

Real/Birth Name:
Horace Julian Bond
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Active in and co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Georgia House of Representatives and Senate. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.

Bertolt Brecht

Real/Birth Name:
Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Wrote play (musical, with Kurt Weill) The Threepenny Opera. Theater Hall of Fame.

Anne Brontė

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Brontė
Also Known As:
Anne Bronte
Acton Bell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Charlotte Brontė by 3 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Emily Brontė by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Novels Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Published poems as Acton Bell with her sisters. Died of tuberculosis at age 29.

Charlotte Brontė

Real/Birth Name:
Charlotte Brontė
Also Known As:
Charlotte Bronte
Currer Bell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38, 21 days before her 39th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Anne Brontė by 3 years.
older sister of
Older than Emily Brontė by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote novel Jane Eyre. Used pen name Currer Bell as a poet because women in early 19th century often used men's names.

Emily Brontė

Real/Birth Name:
Emily Jane Brontė
Also Known As:
Emily Bronte
Ellis Bell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Anne Brontė by 1 year.
younger sister of
Younger than Charlotte Brontė by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Novel Wuthering Heights. Published poems with her sisters as Ellis Bell. Died of tuberculosis at age 30.

Anthony Burgess

Real/Birth Name:
John Burgess Wilson
Also Known As:
John Anthony Burgess Wilson
Joseph Kell
Nickname(s):
Jack Wilson
Little Jack
Johnny Eagle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Name Anthony added at confirmation. Author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. Book A Clockwork Orange

Lord Byron

Real/Birth Name:
6th Baron Byron George Gordon Byron
Also Known As:
Byron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Wrote poem Childe Harold

Cadence Weapon

Real/Birth Name:
Roland Pemberton
Also Known As:
Rollie Pemberton
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Rapper named Poet Laureate for Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Born ca 1986.

Jim Carroll

Real/Birth Name:
James Dennis Carroll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

Song People Who Died. Album Catholic Boy. Band The Jim Carroll Band, new wave/punk rock. Book which became a movie The Basketball Diaries documents his teenage years and drug addiction.

Lewis Carroll

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 13 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Author of books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass. Poems The Hunting of the Snark, Jabberwocky

Bernie Casey

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Terry Casey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Wide receiver. Teams San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams. Movies Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Gargoyles, Sharky's Machine, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Clint Catalyst

Real/Birth Name:
Clinton Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Book Cottonmouth Kisses

Cigoli

Real/Birth Name:
Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Italian painter (1559-1613.) Late Mannerism to Early Baroque. Friend of Galileo. Painting Martyrdom of St. Stephen

Leonard Cohen

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Norman Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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'Song Hallelujah. Named Officer of the Order of Canada 1991, and Companion of the Order of Canada 2003. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1991. Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame 2005. Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010'. Canada's Walk of Fame 2018.

Billy Corgan

Real/Birth Name:
William Patrick Corgan Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Co-founder of group (The) Smashing Pumpkins. Also group Zwan. Album Siamese Dream. Book of poems Blinking with Fists. Co-songwriter with James Iha Guitar Center RockWalk 2008 as a member of Smashing Pumpkins.

Fanny Crosby

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Jane Crosby
Also Known As:
Frances van Alstyne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind since shortly after birth. Writer of the words for many popular Christian Protestant hymns. Song Blessed Assurance (...Jesus is mine...Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine.) and songs I Am Thine, O Lord, Rescue the Perishing, Tell Me the Story of Jesus, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour, To God Be the Glory. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1975.

e.e. cummings

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Estlin Cummings
Also Known As:
E.E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Used lowercase letters for his name. Novel The Enormous Room. Political beliefs were on the right. He supported Joseph McCarthy.

Dante

Real/Birth Name:
Dante Alighieri
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Italian; wrote poem Divine Comedy, about a trip through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; considered a literary classic.

Charles Dickens

Real/Birth Name:
Charles John Huffam Dickens
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

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Generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. Novels A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, The Pickwick Papers, The Adventures of Oliver Twist, The Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield. Many of these were made into plays or films. Died of a stroke.

John Doe

Real/Birth Name:
John Nommensen Duchac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Exene Cervenka by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Founder and front man and bassist for punk rock band X. Also in groups The Flesh Eaters, The Blasters. TV series Roswell. Movies Great Balls of Fire!, Wuthering Heights, The Darwin Awards, Ten Inch Hero, Vanishing Point, The Good Girl Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of X.

Billie Dove

Real/Birth Name:
Bertha Bohny
Also Known As:
Lillian Bohny
Nickname(s):
The American Beauty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Legally changed her name in the early 1930s to Lillian Bohny. Revue Ziegfeld Follies Revue. Movie The American Beauty Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6351 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

T.S. Eliot

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Also Known As:
T. S. Eliot
T S Eliot
TS Eliot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poet and playright. Poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Hollow Men, The Waste Land. Play Murder in the Cathedral, Moved to the UK in 1914 at age 25 and became a citizen of Britain when he was 39. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1948. Tony Award in 1950 for Best Play, Broadway play The Cocktail Party. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Missouri Wall of Fame. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6191 Delmar Boulevard.

Miloš Forman

Real/Birth Name:
Jan Tomįš Forman
Also Known As:
Milos Forman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Movies One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, The Silence of the Lambs, The People vs. Larry Flynt. Became a naturalized citizen of the US in 1977.

Sage Francis

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Francis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22

Brief Facts:

Advocate of "poetry slams."

Robert Frost

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Frost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. Poem The Road Not Taken. Also a playwright. Congressional Gold Medal 1960.

Henry Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
James Bateman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 7 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Boston Legal. Movies Wedding Crashers, The 'Burbs, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Blues Brothers. Took his name from the Norwegian poet Henrik Ibsen.

Allen Ginsberg

Real/Birth Name:
Irwin Allen Ginsberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poet associated witth the Beat Generation. A peace activist. Experimented with drugs. World traveler. Rainbow Honor Walk. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2015.

Paul Michael Glaser

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Manfred Glaser
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Starsky & Hutch. Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof

George Gobel

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

Brief Facts:

TV show The George Gobel Show Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Florence Griffith Joyner

Real/Birth Name:
Florence Delorez Griffith
Also Known As:
Florence Griffith-Joyner
Nickname(s):
Flo-Jo
Dee Dee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Al Joyner, until she died.
Older than Al Joyner by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Runner. Died of a severe epileptic seizure in her sleep. Jesse Owens Award 1988. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1995. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1998. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Olympic Gold Medal 1988 100 m, Olympic Gold Medal 1988 200 m, Olympic Gold Medal 1988 4x100 m.

Stephen Gyllenhaal

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Homegrown, Losing Isaiah, Paris Trout. TV series Numb3rs

Richard Hell

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Myers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Punk group Richard Hell and the Voidoids bassist. Movie Smithereens

Gregory Hesselberg

Real/Birth Name:
Melvyn Gregory Hesselberg
Nickname(s):
The Book Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Program director.

Ted Hughes

Real/Birth Name:
Edward James Hughes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Sylvia Plath, until her earlier death.
Older than Sylvia Plath by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Named poet laureate. Awarded the Order of Merit, the OM. Poetry collection book Birthday Letters. Children's novel (science fiction) The Iron Man which is not the same as the Marvel Comics character.

Jewel

Real/Birth Name:
Jewel Kilcher
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Ty Murray by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Who Will Save Your Soul, Foolish Games. Album Spirit. Book Chasing Down the Dawn. Movie Ride with the Devil

Juvenal

Real/Birth Name:
Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Roman satirical poet in the first to second century AD.

K'naan

Real/Birth Name:
Kanaan Warsame
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age:
40 or 41
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Based in Toronto, Canada. Albums The Dusty Foot Philosopher, Troubadour

Jack Kerouac

Real/Birth Name:
Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of On the Road

Joyce Kilmer

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his poem Trees. Taught Latin. Died in World War I at the second battle of Marne.

Rudyard Kipling

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Lived in India for a while. Also England and the US. Wrote books The Jungle Book, Captains Courageous

Madeleine L'Engle

Real/Birth Name:
Madeleine L'Engle Camp
Gender:
Female
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:

Best known for science fiction/fantasy for children and adults. Book A Wrinkle in Time. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1996. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2011. National Humanities Medal 2004.

D.H. Lawrence

Real/Birth Name:
David Herbert Lawrence
Also Known As:
D H Lawrence
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Lost Girl

Emma Lazarus

Real/Birth Name:
Emma Lazarus
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poem The New Colossus which appears on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. National Women's Hall of Fame 2009. Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Lemon

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Andersen
Also Known As:
Lemon Andersen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age:
43 or 44
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Inside Man, Sucker Free City, She Hate Me. Regular on MTV series Def Poetry Jam

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Spencer Morrow
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:

Brief Facts:

The first American woman to earn a first-class glider pilot's license in 1930. Book Gift from the Sea. Advocate peace with Hitler, causing controversy, before the war. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1979. National Women's Hall of Fame 1996. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1999. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1997.

H.P. Lovecraft

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Also Known As:
H P Lovecraft
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Scary and horror and fantasy and science fiction. Short story The Call of Cthulhu

Joyner Lucas

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Lucas
Also Known As:
G-Storm
Future Joyner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
30, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Ross Capicchioni, I'm Not Racist, I'm Sorry, Ultrasound, Winter Blues

Lonnie Lynn

Real/Birth Name:
Lonnie Lynn
Nickname(s):
Pops
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

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Descendants:

Brief Facts:

6'7" tall. Forward. Teams St. Louis Hawks, Pittsburgh Pipers. Involved with Amer-I-Can organization.

Archibald MacLeish

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald MacLeish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 17 days before his 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the play J.B. and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for that work. Wrote poem Ars Poetica. Librarian of Congress. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.

Martial

Real/Birth Name:
Marcus Valerius Martialis
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Roman poet, ca. 40-104 AD. Poems are models for modern epigrams.

Richard Matheson

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Burton Matheson
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Writer for movie The Incredible Shrinking Man. TV series The Twilight Zone. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2010.

Paul McCartney

Real/Birth Name:
James Paul McCartney
Also Known As:
Sir James Paul McCartney
Nickname(s):
Macca
Sir Paul
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Heather Mills by 25 years.
father of
son of
husband of
Linda McCartney, until her death.
Younger than Linda McCartney by less than 1 year.
son of
older brother of
Older than Mike McGear by 1 year.
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

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Movies Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. After rock group The Beatles he founded group Wings. Album Wings over America. Spent a few days in jail in Japan for marijuana possession. Knighted. Children's book High in the Clouds: An Urban Furry Tale. Order of the Companion of Honour 2017. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Kennedy Center Honors 2010. French Legion of Honor 2012. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 9 February 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rod McKuen

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney Marvin McKuen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Published many volumes of poetry. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

A.A. Milne

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Alexander Milne
Also Known As:
AA Milne
A. A. Milne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Dorothy Milne, until he died.
Older than Dorothy Milne by 7 or 8 years.
uncle of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Writer of children's book Winnie-the-Pooh

Van Morrison

Real/Birth Name:
George Ivan Morrison
Also Known As:
Sir Van Morrison
Nickname(s):
Van the Man
The Belfast Cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 13 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Astral Weeks. Appointed OBE, June 1996. Knighted February 2016 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. His song Days Like This became the official anthem for the Northern Irish peace movement. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993. Irish Music Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014.

Viggo Mortensen

Real/Birth Name:
Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Exene Cervenka by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Captain Fantastic, Appaloosa, A Perfect Murder, A Walk on the Moon, Carlito's Way, Hidalgo, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, G.I. Jane, Vanishing Point, Crimson Tide, Witness

Ogden Nash

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Ogden Nash
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for humorous poems. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6264 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Nathan

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gruntal Nathan
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Novel and movie The Bishop's Wife. Movie Portrait of Jennie

Leonard Nimoy

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Simon Nimoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 27 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Star Trek in role of Spock. Movies Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Star Trek, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. TV series Mission: Impossible. Books of poetry and photographs. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 16 January 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ric Ocasek

Real/Birth Name:
Richard T Otcasek
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Paulina Porizkova by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist and lead vocalist. Group The Cars. Song Just What I Needed

Charles Osgood

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Osgood Wood III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio program The Osgood File and host of TV program CBS Sunday Morning. Known for wearing a bowtie and relating stories in poetic verse or playing piano and singing. Closes his programs with "I'll see you on the radio". Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1990. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006.

Ovid

Real/Birth Name:
Publius Ovidius Naso
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Latin poet, 43 BC to AD 17. Wrote poem Metamorphoses

Bonnie Parker

Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Parker
Also Known As:
Bonnie and Clyde
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Membe of duo Barrow Gang with Clyde Barrow ("Bonnie and Clyde") and his brother Buck. Killed in a shootout with lawmen.

Dorothy Parker

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Rothschild
Also Known As:
Constant Reader
Nickname(s):
Dot
Dottie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On Hollywood Blacklist. Movies A Star Is Born (1937), A Star Is Born (1954) author of the screenplays. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2011.

Pauley Perrette

Real/Birth Name:
Pauley Perrette
Also Known As:
Pauley P
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Coyote Shivers by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Role of Abby Sciuto, the lab technician in TV series NCIS. TV shows The Drew Carey Show, Murder One, JAG, 24. Movies A Moment of Grace, Potheads: The Movie, The Ring, Almost Famous. Lead singer for all-female band Lo-Ball

Petrarch

Real/Birth Name:
Francesco Petrarca
Also Known As:
Francis Petrarch
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

14th century Italian poet.

Sylvia Plath

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvia Plath
Also Known As:
Sylvia Plath Hughes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Ted Hughes, until she died.
Younger than Ted Hughes by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Portry collection books The Colossus and Other Poems, Ariel.. Pulitzer Prize for the Colossus work, posthumously, in 1982. Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, with her head in a gas oven.

Pope John Paul II

Real/Birth Name:
Karol Józef Wojtyła
Karol Jozef Wojtyla
Also Known As:
Giovanni Paolo II
John Paul II
John Paul the Great
Nickname(s):
Lolek
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pope travelled widely, over 100 countries. Credited with helping to bring down Communism. Acted in plays as a student. Published poetry. The first Polish Pope. Last name pronounced Voy-Tee-Wah. Beatified on 1 May 2011. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004. Congressional Gold Medal 2000. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1987.

Ezra Pound

Real/Birth Name:
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Supported Mussolini and Hitler. Book The Cantos. Arrested for treason after World War II.

Lou Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Alan Reed
Nickname(s):
The Godfather of Punk
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:

Group The Velvet Underground. 1985 Farm Aid concert. Movie One Trick Pony. 2013 he had a liver transplant. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of The Velvet Underground.

Grantland Rice

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Grantland Rice
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportswriter. Coined the tern "The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame". Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1946. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. NSMA Hall of Fame 1962. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1632 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Adrienne Rich

Real/Birth Name:
Adrienne Cecile Rich
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:

Brief Facts:

Poet, essayist, and feminist. Books Change of World, Diving into the Wreck. Won numerous honors and awards.

Beah Richards

Real/Birth Name:
Beulah Richardson
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Pronounced first name Bee-ah. Academy award nomination for part in movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?. Won Emmy for part in TV series The Practice. TV show ER. Book A Black Woman Speaks and Other Poems

Kyle Rote

Real/Birth Name:
William Kyle Rote
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, wide receiver. Teams Southern Methodist University, New York Giants. College Football Hall of Fame 1964. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2003. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1969. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Sam the Sham

Real/Birth Name:
Domingo Samudio
Nickname(s):
Sam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Front vocalist for group Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. Songs Wooly Bully, Li'l Red Riding Hood

George Santayana

Real/Birth Name:
Jorge Agustķn Nicolįs Ruiz de Santayana y Borrįs
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:

Philosopher. Known especially for his quotes: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" and "Only the dead have seen the end of war." A citizen of Spain, raised and lived in the US. Taught at Harvard.

Sapphire

Real/Birth Name:
Ramona Lofton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel Push which is the basis for movie Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

Shel Silverstein

Real/Birth Name:
Sheldon Allan Silverstein
Nickname(s):
Uncle Shelby
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:

Children's books A Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies. Song A Boy Named Sue. Death date uncertain, could be May 8 or May 9. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Real/Birth Name:
Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Writer, dramatist and historian. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1970. Exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He returned to Russia in 1994. Books The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Cancer Ward and play The Love-Girl and the Innocent

Red Steagall

Real/Birth Name:
Russell Steagall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Big Bad John. The Official Cowboy Poet of Texas in April 1991. Rodeo performer. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2007. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2007. Texas Trail of Fame 1999. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2006.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson
Also Known As:
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped. Book of poetry A Child's Garden of Verses

Rex Stout

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Todhunter Stout
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:

Detective fiction, with character Nero Wolfe. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2014.

Sun Ra

Real/Birth Name:
Herman Poole Blount
Also Known As:
Le Sony'r Ra
Nickname(s):
Sonny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also a philosopher. Claimed to be from Saturn at one point. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987.

Lįszló Szecheny

Real/Birth Name:
Lįszló Szecheny
Also Known As:
Count Lįszló Szecheny
Laszlo Szechenyi
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Hungarian nobility.

Amber Tamblyn

Real/Birth Name:
Amber Rose Tamblyn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV shows General Hospital, Joan of Arcadia, House M.D., The Unusuals. Movies The Ring, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 127 Hours. Book of poems Free Stallion

Michelle Tea

Real/Birth Name:
Michelle Tomasik
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age:
47 or 48
Birth Place:

James Tiptree Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Bradley
Also Known As:
Alice Sheldon
Alice Bradley Sheldon
Raccoona Sheldon
Nickname(s):
Alli
Tip
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Bradley, married name Sheldon. Science fiction author. CIA employee. Book Up the Walls of the World. Killed her husband and commited suicide. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2012.

P.L. Travers

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Lyndon Goff
Also Known As:
Pamela Lyndon Travers
Nickname(s):
Lyndon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Emigrated to England 1924. Novel and movie Mary Poppins. A series of other novels about the character.

John Updike

Real/Birth Name:
John Hoyer Updike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books The Witches of Eastwick, Rabbit, Run. Pulitzer Prizes for books Rabbit is Rich, Rabbit at Rest. National Medal of Arts 1989. National Humanities Medal 2003.

Watsky

Real/Birth Name:
George Virden Watsky
Also Known As:
George Watsky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
31, 28 days before his 32nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Moved from slam poetry to hip-hop. Book How to Ruin Everything, a collection of essays. TV series Arrested Development using name George Watsky.

Walt Whitman

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Whitman
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Wrote book Leaves of Grass. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2010.

Oscar Wilde

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Play The Importance of Being Earnest. Theater Hall of Fame. Rainbow Honor Walk.

Mason Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Mason Douglas Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 6 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. Guitar and banjo. Oregon Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Tennessee Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Lanier Williams
Nickname(s):
Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 29 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin of
second cousin once removed of

Brief Facts:

Playwright. Wrote plays A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Night of the Iguana. Movies A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Died choking on a bottle cap. Kennedy Center Honors 1979. Theater Hall of Fame 1979. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980. Rainbow Honor Walk. Missouri Wall of Fame. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6500 Delmar Boulevard.
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