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People Who Died in the Year 1942 (14 found): Names Only

Carole Lombard

Real/Birth Name:
Jane Alice Peters
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Clark Gable, until she died.
Younger than Clark Gable by 7 years.
daughter of
ex-wife of
Younger than William Powell by 16 years.

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Brief Facts:

Movie My Man Godfrey, Twentieth Century, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Died in a plane crash near Las Vegas,with her mother. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Elizabeth Peters

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Jayne Knight
Nickname(s):
Bessie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
66 or 67
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Born before 20 June 1876. Parents separated. Died in the same plane crash with her daughter.

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur William Patrick Albert
(house of Windsor)
(house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)
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:

Relationships:

uncle of
great uncle of
great great grandfather of
great uncle of
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than King Edward VII by 8 years.
uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
great grandfather of
great uncle of
great uncle of
son of
great uncle of
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany by 2 years.
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Princess Alice of the United Kingdom by 7 years.
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom by 6 years.
father of
uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
son of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Victoria, Princess Royal by 9 years.
uncle of

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Served as Governor-general of Canada. Albert Medal 1931.

Jimmy Johnson (quarterback)

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Johnson
Nickname(s):
Jimmie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. A full-blooded Stockbridge Indian. Team Northwestern University. College Football Hall of Fame 1969. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972.

Grant Wood

Real/Birth Name:
Grant DeVolson Wood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 1 day before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A painter, best known for painting American Gothic. Themes include portraits and landscapes, and a style called regionalism.

Charlie Christian

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Christian
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing guitarist. Performed with Benny Goodman. Died young, of tuberculosis. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1989. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2002. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2007.

Gertrude Whitney

Real/Birth Name:
Gertrude Vanderbilt
Also Known As:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
older sister of
Older than Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt by 2 years.
daughter of
great aunt of
great aunt of
first cousin of
great granddaughter of
daughter of
niece of
sister of
aunt of
first cousin of
wife of
Harry Whitney, until his earlier death.
Younger than Harry Whitney by 2 years.
granddaughter of
first cousin once removed of
sister of
Older than Reginald Vanderbilt by 4 or 5 years.
granddaughter of
niece of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Sued for custody of niece Gloria Vanderbilt (age 2) when her brother died.

Graham McNamee

Real/Birth Name:
Graham McNamee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984. Ford C Frick Award 2016. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. NSMA Hall of Fame 1964. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6405 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

John Barrymore

Real/Birth Name:
John Sidney Blythe
Also Known As:
John Blythe Barrymore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dolores Costello, until he died.
Older than Dolores Costello by 21 years.
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than Ethel Barrymore by 2 years.
grandfather of
father of
younger brother of
Younger than Lionel Barrymore by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Prince George, Duke of Kent

Real/Birth Name:
George Edward Alexander Edmund
Also Known As:
Duke of Kent
Earl of St Andrews
Baron Downpatrick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great uncle of
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Duke of Windsor by 8 years.
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grand nephew of
grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
grandson of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than King George VI by 7 years.
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
great uncle of
grandfather of
grandfather of
second cousin twice removed of
great uncle of
grandfather of
grandfather of
great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood by 5 years.
great grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
great uncle of
grand nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
great uncle of
father of
great uncle of
second cousin twice removed of
younger brother of
Younger than Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester by 2 years.
grand nephew of
father of
second cousin of
uncle of
uncle of
second cousin twice removed of
father of
second cousin of
grand nephew of
first cousin once removed of
great uncle of
grand nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
uncle of
first cousin once removed of
husband of
Older than Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark by 3 years.
grandson of
nephew of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
uncle of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grand nephew of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of

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Brief Facts:

4th son. Killed in an air crash when the flying boat he was on crashed into a hillside.

George M. Cohan

Real/Birth Name:
George Michael Cohan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote songs Give My Regards to Broadway, Over There, You're a Grand Old Flag. Considered the father of American musical comedy. His first big Broadway hit in 1904 was the show Little Johnny Jones. Added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Theater Hall of Fame. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1965. Irish American Hall of Fame 2012. Congressional Gold Medal 1936. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6734 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Edna May Oliver

Real/Birth Name:
Edna May Nutter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Oh, Boy in 1917. Silent films. Movie Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) earned an Oscar nomination. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1623 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sidney Fox

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Leiffer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30, 25 days before her 31st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movie Bad Sister. Mistress of a movie executive. Died of an overdose of sleeping pills. Coroner ruled it an accident.

Buck Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Frederick Gebhart
Also Known As:
Charles Jones
Charles 'Buck' Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 12 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died of burns from the famed Cocoanut Grove fire 2 days earlier. Many B-western movies - Arizona Bound is one of the Rough Rider series. Hall of Great Western Performers 1973. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 235 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 6 December 1997.
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