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James Agee

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

Brief Facts:

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

Maya Angelou

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite Ann Johnson
Also Known As:
Rita Johnson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book:TV miniseries:Tony Award nomination for play: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

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

Brief Facts:

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

Nicholas Blake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cecil Day-Lewis
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:Movie:Pen name, he was Poet Laureate of England, from 1968 until his death.

Mykki Blanco

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
31, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Roberts Blossom

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roberts Scott Blossom
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:

Julian Bond

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Horace Julian Bond
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote play (musical, with Kurt Weill):Theater Hall of Fame.

Anne Brontė

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anne Brontė
Also Known As:
Anne Bronte
Acton Bell
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:Published poems as Acton Bell with her sisters.
Died of tuberculosis at age 29.

Charlotte Brontė

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Charlotte Brontė
Also Known As:
Charlotte Bronte
Currer Bell
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:Used pen name Currer Bell as a poet because women in early 19th century often used men's names.

Emily Brontė

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Emily Jane Brontė
Also Known As:
Emily Bronte
Ellis Bell
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:Published poems with her sisters as Ellis Bell.
Died of tuberculosis at age 30.

Anthony Burgess

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Burgess Wilson
Also Known As:
John Anthony Burgess Wilson
Joseph Kell
Nickname(s):
Jack Wilson
Little Jack
Johnny Eagle
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:

Name Anthony added at confirmation. Author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic.
Book:

Lord Byron

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

Brief Facts:

Wrote poem:

Cadence Weapon

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

Brief Facts:

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

Jim Carroll

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

Brief Facts:

Song:Album:Band:new wave/punk rock.
Book which became a movie:documents his teenage years and drug addiction.

Lewis Carroll

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of books:Poems:

Clint Catalyst

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clinton Green
Birth Date:
Age today:
46, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book:

Cigoli

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

Brief Facts:

Italian painter (1559-1613.) Late Mannerism to Early Baroque.
Friend of:Painting:

Leonard Cohen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Norman Cohen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

'Song: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'.

Billy Corgan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Patrick Corgan Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of group (The):Also group:Album:Book of poems:Co-songwriter with: Guitar Center RockWalk 2008 as a member of Smashing Pumpkins.

Fanny Crosby

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Frances Jane Crosby
Also Known As:
Frances van Alstyne
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:(...Jesus is mine...Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine.) and songs:GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1975.

e.e. cummings

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Estlin Cummings
Also Known As:
E.E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
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:Political beliefs were on the right.
He supported Joseph McCarthy.

Dante

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dante Alighieri

Brief Facts:

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

Charles Dickens

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

Brief Facts:

Generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.
Novels:Many of these were made into plays or films.
Died of a stroke.

John Doe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Nommensen Duchac
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
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:Also in groups:TV series:Movies: Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of X.

Billie Dove

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bertha Bohny
Also Known As:
Lillian Bohny
Nickname(s):
The American Beauty
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:Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6351 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

T.S. Eliot

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Also Known As:
T. S. Eliot
T S Eliot
TS Eliot
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:Play: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:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6191 Delmar Boulevard.

Sage Francis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Francis
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22

Brief Facts:

Advocate of "poetry slams."

Robert Frost

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

Brief Facts:

Received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
Poem:Also a playwright.
Congressional Gold Medal 1960.

Henry Gibson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Bateman
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:Movies:Took his name from the Norwegian poet Henrik Ibsen.

Allen Ginsberg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Irwin Allen Ginsberg
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.

George Gobel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Leslie Gobel
Nickname(s):
Lonesome George
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: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Stephen Gyllenhaal

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:

Richard Hell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Myers
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Punk group:bassist.
Movie:

Ted Hughes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward James Hughes
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:Children's novel (science fiction):which is not the same as the Marvel Comics character.

Jewel

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jewel Kilcher
Birth Date:
Age today:
42, 30 days before her 43rd birthday
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:Album:Book:Movie:

Juvenal

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Decimus Junius Juvenalis

Brief Facts:

Roman satirical poet in the first to second century AD.

K'naan

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

Brief Facts:

Based in Toronto, Canada.
Albums:

Jack Kerouac

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac
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:

Joyce Kilmer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Joyce Kilmer
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:Taught Latin.
Died in World War I at the second battle of Marne.

Rudyard Kipling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Rudyard Kipling

Brief Facts:

Lived in India for a while. Also England and the US.
Wrote books:

Madeleine L'Engle

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Madeleine L'Engle Camp
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:Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1996.
New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2011.

D.H. Lawrence

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Herbert Lawrence
Also Known As:
D H Lawrence
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:

Emma Lazarus

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Emma Lazarus
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:which appears on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2009.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Lemon

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

Brief Facts:

Movies:Regular on MTV series:

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anne Spencer Morrow
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Also Known As:
H P Lovecraft
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:

Lonnie Lynn

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

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

6'7" tall. Forward.
Teams:Involved with Amer-I-Can organization.

Archibald MacLeish

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Archibald MacLeish
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:

great uncle of
uncle of

Brief Facts:

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

Martial

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

Brief Facts:

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

Richard Matheson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Burton Matheson

Brief Facts:

Writer for movie:TV series:Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2010.

Paul McCartney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Paul McCartney
Also Known As:
Sir James Paul McCartney
Nickname(s):
Macca
Sir Paul
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
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:

Brief Facts:

Movies:After rock group:he founded group:Album:Spent a few days in jail in Japan for marijuana possession. Knighted. Children's book: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.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Vocal Group 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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.

Rod McKuen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rodney Marvin McKuen
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.

A.A. Milne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan Alexander Milne
Also Known As:
AA Milne
A. A. Milne
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:

Van Morrison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Ivan Morrison
Also Known As:
Sir Van Morrison
Nickname(s):
Van the Man
The Belfast Cowboy
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Awarded OBE, June 1996. Knighted February 2016 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
His song: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.

Viggo Mortensen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
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:

Ogden Nash

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Ogden Nash
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.

Robert Nathan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gruntal Nathan

Relationships:

husband of
Anna Lee, until her death.

Brief Facts:

Novel and movie:Movie:

Leonard Nimoy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Simon Nimoy
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:in role of:Movies:TV series: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.

Ric Ocasek

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard T Otcasek
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 31 days after his birthday
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:Song:

Charles Osgood

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Osgood Wood III
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio program:and host of TV program: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Publius Ovidius Naso

Brief Facts:

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

Bonnie Parker

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Parker
Also Known As:
Bonnie and Clyde
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:with:("Bonnie and Clyde") and his brother Buck.
Killed in a shootout with lawmen.

Dorothy Parker

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Rothschild
Nickname(s):
Dot
Dottie
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:author of the screenplays.
New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2011.

Pauley Perrette

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Pauley Perrette
Also Known As:
Pauley P
Birth Date:
Age today:
48, 27 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 Coyote Shivers by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Role of:the lab technician in TV series:TV shows:Movies:Lead singer for all-female band:

Petrarch

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

Brief Facts:

14th century Italian poet.

Sylvia Plath

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sylvia Plath
Also Known As:
Sylvia Plath Hughes
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: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

Gender:
Male
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
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
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:Arrested for treason after World War II.

Lou Reed

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Alan Reed
Nickname(s):
The Godfather of Punk
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:1985 Farm Aid concert.
Movie: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Grantland Rice
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".
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1962.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1632 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

Adrienne Rich

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Adrienne Cecile Rich
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:Won numerous honors and awards.

Beah Richards

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Beulah Richardson

Brief Facts:

Pronounced first name Bee-ah.
Academy award nomination for part in movie:Won Emmy for part in TV series:TV show:Book:

Sam the Sham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Domingo Samudio
Nickname(s):
Sam
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Front vocalist for group:Songs:

George Santayana

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

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ramona Lofton
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel:which is the basis for movie:

Shel Silverstein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sheldon Allan Silverstein
Nickname(s):
Uncle Shelby
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:Song:Death date uncertain, could be May 8 or May 9.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
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:and play:

Red Steagall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Russell Steagall
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson
Also Known As:
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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:Book of poetry:

Rex Stout

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rex Todhunter Stout
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herman Poole Blount
Also Known As:
Le Sony'r Ra
Nickname(s):
Sonny
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

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

Relationships:

husband of

Brief Facts:

Hungarian nobility.

Amber Tamblyn

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Amber Rose Tamblyn
Birth Date:
Age today:
33, 21 days before her 34th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

granddaughter of
niece of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Movies:Book of poems:

Michelle Tea

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

James Tiptree Jr.

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alice Bradley
Also Known As:
Alice Sheldon
Alice Bradley Sheldon
Raccoona Sheldon
Nickname(s):
Alli
Tip
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:Killed her husband and commited suicide.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2012.

P.L. Travers

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Lyndon Goff
Also Known As:
Pamela Lyndon Travers
Nickname(s):
Lyndon
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:A series of other novels about the character.

John Updike

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Hoyer Updike
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:Pulitzer Prizes for books:National Medal of Arts 1989.

Walt Whitman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Whitman

Brief Facts:

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

Oscar Wilde

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
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:Play:Theater Hall of Fame.
Rainbow Honor Walk.

Mason Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mason Douglas Williams
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Guitar and banjo.
Oregon Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Tennessee Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Lanier Williams
Nickname(s):
Tom
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:Movies: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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