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People Who Died in the Year 1939 (9 found): Names Only

Joseph Carr

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Francis Karr
Also Known As:
Joseph F. Carr
Joe Carr
Joseph Francis Carr
Nickname(s):
Father of Professional Football
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:

Founder and first president of the NFL. One founder of American Basketball League. Promoted growth of minor league baseball. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.

Floyd Roberts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Marion Roberts
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:

Won the 1938 Indianapolis 500 with a then-record speed of 117.2 mph. Killed in the 1939 race. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Sidney Howard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Coe Howard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Relationships:

Descendants:

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Posthumously awarded Oscar for movie Gone with the Wind screenplay. He died in a farm accident when the tractor he drove rolled over on him. Theater Hall of Fame.

Ford Sterling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Ford Stich
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 21 days before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Keystone Hotel, Casey at the Bat. Role of Chief Teeheezel of the Keystone Kops. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6612 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Zane Grey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Zane Gray
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Family changed last name to Grey after his birth. Zane is his mother's maiden name. Dropped first name Pearl. Book Riders of the Purple Sage. Played one game for team Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903. Many novels, made into movies, often western in style. International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Trail of Fame 1998.

Alice Brady

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Rose Brady
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 5 days before her 47th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died of cancer. Silent films Miss Petticoats, The Gilded Cage. Movie In Old Chicago Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

James Naismith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Naismith
Also Known As:
Dr. James Naismith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hired as a chaplain (a Presbyterian minister), invented the game of basketball as "Basket Ball" at team University of Kansas. Created the original 13 rules in 1892. Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame 1995. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Kansas Hall of Fame 2013. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame 1978. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1955. Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame 1986. McGill University Sports Hall of Fame 1996. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.

Douglas Fairbanks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Elton Ullman
born: Julius Ullman
Also Known As:
Douglas Fairbanks Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Mary Pickford, until he died.
Older than Mary Pickford by 8 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

With Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin formed United Artists in 1919. Movies Robin Hood (1922), The Iron Mask (1929) Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7022 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ma Rainey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gertrude Pridgett
Nickname(s):
Mother of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs C.C. Rider, Jelly Bean Blues, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Arrested for indecency - a party with naked women. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. Blues Hall of Fame 1983. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1992.
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