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People Who Died in the Year 1949 (9 found): Names Only

Wheeler Oakman

Real/Birth Name:
Vivian Eichelberger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films and talkies. Western, sci-fi, crime stories.

Wallace Beery

Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Fitzgerald Beery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gloria Swanson by 13 years.
half-brother of
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Movie The Champ Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

A.P. Giannini

Real/Birth Name:
Amadeo Pietro Giannini
Also Known As:
Amadeo Peter Giannini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of Bank of America. Financed recovery after the 1906 quake. California Hall of Fame 2010. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1975.

Frank Morgan

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Phillip Wupperman
Also Known As:
Frank Wupperman
Francis Morgan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Ralph Morgan by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Role of the Wizard, Uncle Henry in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Movie White Cargo. Silent movies as early as 1916. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Richard Dix

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Carlton Brimmer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films. Later, a movie Tombstone (1942) Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1608 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Buddy Clark

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Goldberg
Also Known As:
Sam Goldberg
Nickname(s):
The Contented Crooner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Popular singer, often recorded with Xavier Cugat. Songs Linda, Rosalie, How Are Things in Glocca Morra?, These Foolish Things, Peg O' My Heart, Baby, It's Cold Outside. Died in a plane crash October 1, 1949 - plane ran out of fuel or the fuel line clogged, and crashed in Los Angeles trying to land on Beverly Boulevard. He died an hour later; all others aboard survived. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rex Mays

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Houston Mays Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

AAA Championship racer. Killed in a crash at a race held at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2007.

Bill Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Luther Robinson
Also Known As:
William "Bill" Robinson
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Nickname(s):
Bojangles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tap dancer. Danced in Shirley Temple movie The Little Colonel. Movie Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Revue Blackbirds of 1928. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.

Lead Belly

Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Rock Island Line, Cotton Fields, The Midnight Special, Goodnight, Irene which became a folk hit for the group The Weavers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Blues Hall of Fame 1986. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. International Guitar Hall of Fame.
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