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People Who Died in the Year 1958 (22 found): Names Only

Jack McCracken

Real/Birth Name:
Jack D. McCracken
Nickname(s):
Jumping Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Never turned professional. Team Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1968. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1962. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 2015.

Mysterious Walker

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Mitchell Walker
Also Known As:
Fred Walker
Mysterious Mitchell
Frank Mitchell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Superbas, Pittsburgh Rebels, Brooklyn Tip-Tops. Nickname because he played under a pseudonym (wearing a mask) pitching for the team San Francisco Seals. He was known as a spit-ball pitcher. Also played and coached basketball and football at various colleges.

Lew Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Brownstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote words for songs Button Up Your Overcoat, The Best Things in Lfe are Free, Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries. Often teamed with Ray Henderson, Buddy De Sylva. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Betty MacDonald

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book The Egg and I. Movie The Egg and I adapted from it, also the TV series Ma and Pa Kettle. Also wrote children's book series Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Helen Twelvetrees

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Marie Jurgens
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1929). Used her first husband's last name. Movies The Painted Desert, A Bedtime Story. Overdose on prescription drugs, pronounced as suicide by the coroner. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Art Cohn

Real/Birth Name:
Art Cohn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 14 days before his 49th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sports writer, screenwriter. Movies The Girl Who Had Everything, The Seven Hills of Rome, Red Skies of Montana. Died in a plane crash.

Michael Todd

Real/Birth Name:
Avrom Hirsh Goldbogen
Also Known As:
Mike Todd
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
1
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Elizabeth Taylor, until he died.
Younger than Elizabeth Taylor by 24 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Joan Blondell by 50 years.

Brief Facts:

Film and theatre producer. Started the businesses which created the Cinerama and the Todd-AO processes. Died in a plane crash.

Chuck Klein

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Herbert Klein
Nickname(s):
Hoosier Hammer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right fielder. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1980. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Phillies Wall of Fame 1980.

W.C. Handy

Real/Birth Name:
William Christopher Handy
Also Known As:
W C Handy
Nickname(s):
Father of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Memphis Blues, Beale St Blues, St. Louis Blues. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1985. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Blues Hall of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Frank "Buck" O'Neill

Real/Birth Name:
Frank J. O'Neill
Nickname(s):
Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, on college team Williams College, where he also lettered in track, running the 440 yard race. As a coach, while also a lawyer, teams Syracuse College, Columbia University. As a coach, College Football Hall of Fame 1951.

Ronald Colman

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Charles Colman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, A Double Life and silent films. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1623 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Donat

Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Robert Donath
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Goodbye Mr. Chips Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6420 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harry Warner

Real/Birth Name:
Hirsz Mojżesz Wonsal
Also Known As:
Harry Morris Warner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Jack L. Warner by 10 years.
older brother of
Older than Sam Warner by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

One of the founders of Warner Bros. California Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6441 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Barbara Bennett

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Jane Bennett
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 5 days before her 52nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Constance Bennett by 1 year.
older sister of
Older than Joan Bennett by 3 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Morton Downey by 4 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent film actor.

Big Bill Broonzy

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Conley Broonzy
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A pioneer of the Chicago blues style. Song Key to the Highway. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Dummy Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Luther Haden Taylor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher team New York Giants. He was deaf and could not speak. Invented pitching signs. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Tyrone Power

Real/Birth Name:
Tyrone Edmund Power Jr.
Also Known As:
Tyrone Power Jr.
Tyrone Power III
Nickname(s):
Ty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Annabella, until he died.
Younger than Annabella by 6 years.
first cousin of
ex-husband of
Older than Linda Christian by 9 years.
son of
father of
father of
father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Razor's Edge, Witness for the Prosecution, The Eddy Duchin Story, The Mark of Zorro. Marine pilot in World War II. Died of a heart attack. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mel Ott

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Thomas Ott
Nickname(s):
Master Melvin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right Fielder. Player and manager for team New York Giants. Died in car accident. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1951. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1951. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1971.

Parkyakarkus

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Einstein
Also Known As:
Harry Parke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Strike Me Pink, The Yanks Are Coming Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Boots Mallory

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Mallory
Also Known As:
"Boots" Mallory
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than William Cagney by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Member WAMPAS Baby Stars (1932). Broadway revue Ziegfeld Follies of 1931. Movie The Wolf Dog

Tris Speaker

Real/Birth Name:
Tristram E. Speaker
Nickname(s):
The Grey Eagle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder. Later manager. Teams Boston Americans/Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Philadelphia Athletics. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1951.

H.B. Warner

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Byron Lickfold
Also Known As:
Henry Byron Warner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Wonderful Life, The Ten Commandments, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lost Horizon, Savage Drums and some silent films. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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