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People Who Died in the Year 1937 (15 found): Names Only

Snakehips Tucker

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Tucker
Also Known As:
Earl Snakehips Tucker
Nickname(s):
Human Boa Constrictor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
32 or 33

Brief Facts:

Danced with "Bojangles" Bill Robinson. Performed in stage revue Blackbirds of 1928

Ross Alexander

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Ross Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Aleta Freel, until her earlier death.
Younger than Aleta Freel by less than 1 year.
husband of

Brief Facts:

Movies Here Comes Carter, Captain Blood. Committed suicide by gunshot two years after his wife Aleta Freel shot herself. Rumor says it was the same rifle. He was married to Nagel just a few months before his death.

Lady Baldwin

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Busted Baldwin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 32 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named for his strict behavior. Pitcher (left-handed) for 1880s team Detroit Wolverines

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

Bobby Dunn

Real/Birth Name:
Robert V. Dunn
Also Known As:
Bobbie Dunn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Phantom (1931), Code of the West (1929). One of the original Keystone Kops. Lost an eye in a stunt.

Wallace Carothers

Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Hume Carothers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Inventor of Nylon and neoprene at Dupont. Suicide by cyanide poisoning due to depression.

John D. Rockefeller

Real/Birth Name:
John Davison Rockefeller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founder of Standard Oil, University of Chicago and Rockefeller University. Major philanthropist.

Jean Harlow

Real/Birth Name:
Harlean Carpentier
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missouri Wall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6910 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Colin Clive

Real/Birth Name:
Colin Clive-Greig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) in role of Dr. Henry Frankenstein. Died of tuberculosis.

Amelia Earhart

Real/Birth Name:
Amelia Mary Earhart
Also Known As:
Amelia Earhart Putnam
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, 22 days before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apparently died in a plane crash. She was flying across the Pacific. California Hall of Fame 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1973. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. Kansas Hall of Fame 2011. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1968. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1997. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973. Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame 1988. Missouri Walk of Fame 2012.

George Gershwin

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Gershovitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ira Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Composed Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess. Broadway musical and move incorporating some of his music Funny Face. Duo George & Ira Gershwin. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006. Theater Hall of Fame. Congressional Gold Medal 1985. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Guglielmo Marconi

Real/Birth Name:
Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi
Also Known As:
Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Credited as the inventor of radio, then called wireless telegraphy. Nobel Prize in Physics 1909. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1978. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Albert Medal 1914.

Edith Wharton

Real/Birth Name:
Edith Newbold Jones
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize for Novel 1921. Novel The Age of Innocence. National Women's Hall of Fame 1996. French Legion of Honor. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2010.

Bessie Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Smith
Nickname(s):
Empress of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Down Hearted Blues, St. Louis Blues with Louis Armstrong. Died of injuries in a car accident. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1967. National Women's Hall of Fame 1984. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2008.

Ted Healy

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Lee Nash
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Curly in early Stooges. Beaten badly. Died of beating or effects of alcoholism.
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