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People Who Died in the Year 1955 (17 found): Names Only

Lillian Stone

Real/Birth Name:
Lillian S. Stone
Also Known As:
Lillian Williams Stone
Gender:
Female
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Mother of Hank Williams

Archie Hahn

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Archibald Hahn
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1904 in three events. Book How to Sprint. Coach in multiple sports at several colleges and universities. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1984. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1959. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1983.

Tom Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas J. Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Renée Adorée by 15 years.

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Silent films and a few with sound. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1640 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Matthew Henson

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Alexander Henson
Also Known As:
Matt Henson
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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African-American who explored and arrived at the North Pole with Robert Peary in 1909.

Miroslava

Real/Birth Name:
Miroslava Šternová
Also Known As:
Miroslava Stern
Gender:
Female
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Age at Death:
30, 11 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Moved to Mexico as a child with her mother and adoptive father in 1941. Movie Stranger on Horseback. Committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.

Charlie Parker

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Christopher Parker Jr.
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Bird
Yardbird
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Saxophone player. Nickname Yardbird because he liked chicken. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1955. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Hall of Famous Missourians 1994. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Theda Bara

Real/Birth Name:
Theodosia Burr Goodman
Nickname(s):
the Vamp
Theo
Gender:
Female
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Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Movie Cleopatra (1917). Name is similar to Teddy Bear. Burlesque Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

James Agee

Real/Birth Name:
James Rufus Agee
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Script for movie The African Queen. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the United States.

Bill Vukovich

Real/Birth Name:
William John Vukovich
Nickname(s):
Vuky
The Mad Russian
Vuke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Serbian ancestry. Formula One and Indy 500 driver. Killed in a crash at the Indy 500. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Carmen Miranda

Real/Birth Name:
Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha
Gender:
Female
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

James Dean

Real/Birth Name:
James Byron Dean
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Died in car accident. Movie Rebel Without a Cause Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Howie Fox

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Francis Fox
Nickname(s):
Howie
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Picther. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles. Stabbed to death after ejecting three men from a tavern he owned.

Cy Young

Real/Birth Name:
Denton True Young
Also Known As:
Dent Young
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Pitcher. An award for pitchers is named for him. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1951.

Jerry Ross

Real/Birth Name:
Jerold Rossberg
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Musicals Pajama Game, Damn Yankees. Songs Hey There, Hernando's Hideaway, Whatever Lola Wants, Steam Heat. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 2013.

Shemp Howard

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Horwitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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older brother of
Older than Curly Howard by 8 years.
older brother of
Older than Moe Howard by 2 years.

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Member of The Three Stooges Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1560 Vine Street as a member of band: The Three Stooges for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Honus Wagner

Real/Birth Name:
Johannes Peter Wagner
Nickname(s):
The Flying Dutchman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Shortstop for baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates. He hit .344 during his rookie year of 1897, and batted over .300 for 17 consecutive seasons, winning eight National League batting titles. Retired in 1917 with more hits, runs, RBIs, doubles, triples and steals than any NL player. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936.

Homer Rodeheaver

Real/Birth Name:
Homer Alvan Rodeheaver
Nickname(s):
Rody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Southern gospel music publisher. Songs In the Garden, The Old Rugged Cross. Published over 80 songbooks. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1973.
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