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People Who Died in the Year 1946 (15 found): Names Only

Jack Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
John Arthur Johnson
Nickname(s):
Galveston Giant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
68 or 69
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First black heavyweight boxing champion (1908-1915.) Invented an adjustable wrench and other inventions. Served time for Mann Act violation. International Boxing Hall of Fame. Died in a car crash. Utah Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Slim Summerville

Real/Birth Name:
George Joseph Somerville
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:

An original Keystone Kop. Movies Niagara Falls, Tobacco Road, Western Union Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6409 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Arliss

Real/Birth Name:
George Augustus Andrews
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movie Disraeli won an Academy Award. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6648-1/2 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Cumberland Posey

Real/Birth Name:
Cumberland Willis Posey Jr.
Nickname(s):
Cum
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues, owner and player. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2006. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Booth Tarkington

Real/Birth Name:
Newton Booth Tarkington
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize for Novel (Fiction) 1919 and 1922. Novels Alice Adams, The Magnificent Ambersons, Penrod. A number of Broadway plays were written by him or based on his novels.

Primula Rollo

Real/Birth Name:
Primula Susan Rollo
Nickname(s):
Primmie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
David Niven, until she died.
Younger than David Niven by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Her Man Gilbey. Died in an unusual accident, at age 28. While playing Hide and Seek at a party at the home of Tyrone Power she opened a door to step into what she assumed was a closet. It was actually steep stairs into his basement. She was severely injured in the fall and died the next day.

Edward "Major" Bowes

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Bowes
Also Known As:
Major Edward Bowes
Major Bowes
Nickname(s):
Major
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 1 day before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host, amateur talent radio show Major Bowes Amateur Hour Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1513 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Antoinette Perry

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Antoinette Perry
Also Known As:
Antoinette Freauff
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 1 day after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Director Broadway comedy play Harvey. "Tony" Award (Antoinette Perry Award) is named for her.

Riley Puckett

Real/Birth Name:
George Riley Puckett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born blind. Guitar and banjo. Country music pioneer. A member of Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers

H.G. Wells

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert George Wells
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction writer. Books War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, all made into films. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1997.

Fielding Yost

Real/Birth Name:
Fielding Harris Yost
Also Known As:
Fielding H. Yost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach. Teams Ohio Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska, University of Kansas, Stanford University, San Jose State University, University of Michigan. Coached in the 1902 Rose Bowl, the first college football bowl game. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979. Nebraska Football Hall of Fame 1971.

Rags Ragland

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Morgan Beauregard Ragland
Also Known As:
'Rags' Ragland
Nickname(s):
Rags
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40, 3 days before his 41st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway and burlesque. Movies Panama Hattie, The Canterville Ghost

Damon Runyon

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Damon Runyan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Boxing Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1967. Awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball journalism. NSMA Hall of Fame 1964.

Walter Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Perry Johnson
Nickname(s):
The Big Train
Barney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Known for good sporrtsmanship. Record all-time career leader in shutouts with 110. Teams Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

W.C. Fields

Real/Birth Name:
William Claude Dukenfield
Also Known As:
W. C. Fields
W C Fields
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 35 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, The Bank Dick, My Little Chickadee, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, The Big Broadcast of 1938. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7004 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6316 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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