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People Who Died in the Year 1948 (17 found): Names Only

Sonny Boy Williamson (original)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Williamson
Also Known As:
Sonny Boy Williamso
Nickname(s):
The Father of Modern Blues Harp
Birth Date:
Death Date:
1948
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Harmonica blues.
Record/song:in 1937 was a hit. His stage name widely copied. Killed after a mugging.
See also:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Samuel P. Bush

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Prescott Bush
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Brief Facts:

On the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Mordecai Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown
Nickname(s):
Three Finger
Three-Fingerer
Miner
Brownie
Mort
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Lost part of his index finger in a farm machine as a youth.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1949.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Zelda Sayre
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
F. Scott Fitzgerald, until his earlier death.
Younger than F. Scott Fitzgerald by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Book:Died in a fire in a sanatorium in North Carolina.

Dame May Whitty

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Whitty
Also Known As:
May Whitty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 21 days before her 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:1918 - named Dame Commander of the British Empire for contributions to the war effort.

Beryl Wallace

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Beryl Heischuber
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
39 or 40
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Died in a plane crash at Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania. Boyfriend
Earl Carroll
also killed.

Carole Landis

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Frances Lillian Mary Ridste
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name was legally changed.
Movies:Suicide by drug overdose at age 29.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1765 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

D.W. Griffith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Llewelyn Wark Griffith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In 1920, established United Artists with:Movie:A story which glorifies racism.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6535 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Joe Tinker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Bert Tinker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Tinkers to Evers to Chance" - see also:Shortstop.
Team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

Lucy Mercer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lucy Page Mercer
Also Known As:
Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Winthrop Rutherfurd, until his earlier death.
Younger than Winthrop Rutherfurd by 29 years.

Brief Facts:

Mistress of President:Present at Warm Springs when he died.
Former social secretary to:

Babe Ruth

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Herman Ruth
Nickname(s):
the Babe
the Bambino
the Sultan of Swat
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher and outfielder with 714 home runs - considered the best player ever.
Team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1949.
Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995.

Billy Laughlin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Robert Laughlin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
16
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died when a bus hit him from behind while he was delivering newspapers while riding a motor scooter in La Puente, California.
Role of:in several Our Gang movies including:

Vernon Dalhart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Try Slaughter
Also Known As:
Vel Veteran
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Very early recordings done by:First country song to sell one million records::Song:Country Music Hall of Fame 1981.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.

Avery Brooks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Avery Franklin Brooks
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:

Mary Nolan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Imogene Robertson
Also Known As:
Imogene
Imogene Wilson
Imogene "Bubbles" Wilson
Imogene Robertson
Nickname(s):
Bubbles
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Revue:star.
Movie:

Edgar Kennedy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Livingstone Kennedy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role as an original:Movie:in role of:and movie:in role of: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Hack Wilson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Robert Wilson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5' 6".
Teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1979.
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