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People Who Died in the Year 1961 (19 found): Names Only

Barry Fitzgerald

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Joseph Shields
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6252 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Schoolboy Rowe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lynwood Thomas Rowe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 3 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 4". Pitcher, team Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1962.

Dazzy Vance

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Arthur Vance
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 16 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Brooklyn Robins, Brooklyn Dodgers. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1952.

Gary Cooper

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank James Cooper
Nickname(s):
Coop
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of

Brief Facts:

Movies High Noon, Beau Geste, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Sergeant York, The Virginian (1929), Along Came Jones, Meet John Doe, The Adventures of Marco Polo, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. Hall of Great Western Performers 1966. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Joan Davis

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Madonna Josephine Davis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical Show Business Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1521 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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Jeff Chandler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ira Grossel
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:

Movies Broken Arrow (1950), A Story of David, Away All Boats. Died from problems in surgery. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1770 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Ernest Hemingway

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Miller Hemingway
Also Known As:
Peter Jackson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 19 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Younger than Hadley Richardson by 7 years.
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
ex-husband of
Younger than Pauline Pfeiffer by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Books The Sun also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, A Moveable Feast. Committed suicide - shotgun to the face. International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame 1998.

Ty Cobb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Tyrus Raymond Cobb
Nickname(s):
the Georgia Peach
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Record setting outfielder for team Detroit Tigers. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936. First man inducted 1936. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955.

Gail Russell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth L. Russell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36, 26 days before her 37th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Guy Madison by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Uninvited, Angel and the Badman, Calcutta, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Charles Coburn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Douville Coburn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The More the Merrier, The Green Years Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6268 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Rube Oldring

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Reuben Henry Oldring
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams New York Highlanders, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees. Phillies Wall of Fame 2003.

Karl Farr

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Karl Marx Farr
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Sons of the Pioneers. Heart attack while on stage. Hall of Great Western Performers 1995. Country Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Texas Trail of Fame 2001 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Sons of the Pioneers for contributions to the recording industry.
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Marion Davies

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Cecilia Douras
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Peg o' My Heart. Mistress of William Randolph Hearst Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6326 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Frank Fay

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Anthony Donner
Also Known As:
Frank Patrick Fay III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Barbara Stanwyck by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

New York play Harvey Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6282 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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Don Barbour

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Barbour
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of
older brother of
Older than Ross Barbour by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Member of the close harmony group The Four Freshmen. Died in an auto accident in Los Angeles, Songs Their Hearts Were Full of Spring, It Could Happen to You, Route 66, Day by Day, The Day Isn't Long Enough, How Can I Tell Her The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Four Freshmen.

Grandma Moses

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anna Mary Robertson
Also Known As:
Anna Mary Robertson Moses
Mrs. Moses
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Serious artist from age 78 to past 100. A good book about her: Grandma Moses in the 21st Century. Painting Fourth of July hangs in the White House.

Dummy Hoy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Ellsworth Hoy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Nickname because he was hearing impaired. Outfielder. 1961, aged 99, threw out the first ball in game 3 of the World Series. Teams Washington Nationals, Buffalo Bisons, St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds, Louisville Colonels, Chicago White Sox. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 2003.

Ping Bodie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francesco Stephano Pezzolo
Also Known As:
Frank Stephen Bodie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed name. Birth name was Francesco Stephano Pezzolo. Outfielder. Teams Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Moss Hart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Moss Hart
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Kitty Carlisle, until he died.
Older than Kitty Carlisle by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical play My Fair Lady. Movies A Star Is Born (1954), Winged Victory. Lyrics of song The Whiffenpoof Song. Theater Hall of Fame 1972.
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