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People Who Died in the Year 1954 (18 found): Names Only

Rabbit Maranville

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter James Vincent Maranville
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5' 5". Shortstop.
Teams:Known for his antics. Considered excellent at defensive play. Barbershop quartet tenor.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1954.
Braves Hall of Fame 2014.

Sydney Greenstreet

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sydney Hughes Greenstreet
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:

Leona Roberts

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Leona Harneteaux
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Edith Roberts by 20 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:

Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leopold Charles Edward George Albert
Also Known As:
Luitpold Carl Eduard Georg Albrecht
Prince of the United Kingdom}Duke of Albany
His Royal Highness the Duke of Albany.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
nephew of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
grandson of
nephew of
great grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of
first cousin of
nephew of
great grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
father of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
grandson of
first cousin of
great grandfather of
nephew of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fourth and last reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Märtha

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra
Also Known As:
Crown Princess Märtha of Norway
Princess Märtha of Sweden
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
great grandmother of
mother of
wife of
King Olav V of Norway, until she died.
Older than King Olav V of Norway by 2 years.
grandmother of
great grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died of cancer before her husband became King of Norway.

William March

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Campbell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Mobile, Alabama. World War I decorated veteran.
Book (basis for the movie):Book:

Chief Bender

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Albert Bender
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chipewa tribe.
Pitcher for team:Invented the slider ball, then called the "nickel curve".
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1991.
American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972.

Grantland Rice

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Grantland Rice
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportswriter. Coined the tern "The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame".
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1962.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1632 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

Frida Kahlo

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Diego Rivera, until she died.
Younger than Diego Rivera by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Mexican artist. Badly hurt in an accident when she was a student.
Subject of the movie:starring:Rainbow Honor Walk.

Machine Gun Kelly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Kelly Barnes
Also Known As:
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
George R. Kelly
Nickname(s):
Machine Gun
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Crimes included bootlegging, armed robbery and kidnapping. Active during the Prohibition era. Died in prison. Gravestone says "George B. Kelly."

Colette

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
Also Known As:
Sidonie Goudeket
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

French novelist.
Book:Musical and movie:Novel:French Legion of Honor.

Pop Warner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Scobey Warner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1956.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.

Oscar Charleston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oscar McKinley Charleston
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 9 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder.
Negro League teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1976.

Charles Belden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Spencer Belden
Also Known As:
Charles S. Belden
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Joan Marsh by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie:screenplay.

Lionel Barrymore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Herbert Blythe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Ethel Barrymore by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than John Barrymore by 3 years.
great uncle of
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Movies:and many sequels of the latter movie.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

Bill Doak

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Leopold Doak
Nickname(s):
Spittin' Bill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Allowed to continue use of spitball after it was outlawed in 1921.
Invented improved fielder's glove with lacing between the thumb and first finger.

Gladys George

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Clare Evans
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway play:

Johnny Ace

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Marshall Alexander Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Rhythm and blues.
Song:Died (possibly) playing Russian roulette backstage - shot himself.
Story says he thought there were no bullets.
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