People Who Died in the Year 1961:

(23 found)

Barry Fitzgerald
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Joseph Shields
Gender:
Male
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:

Movies Bringing Up Baby, The Long Voyage Home, How Green Was My Valley, None but the Lonely Heart, The Quiet Man. Broadway play Juno and the Paycock.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Schoolboy Rowe
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Lynwood Thomas Rowe
Gender:
Male
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:
Height:
6 feet 4 inches (193.04 cm)

Brief Facts:

Pitcher, team Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Anna May Wong
actor, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Wong Liu Tsong
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Thief of Bagdad, Daughter of the Dragon, Daughter of Shanghai, Shnghai Express. Broadway play On the Spot. Died of a heat attack.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Dazzy Vance
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Arthur Vance
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tony Bettenhausen
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Eugene Bettenhausen
Nickname(s):
Tunney
Tinley Park Express
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Indy car racer. Died in a crash on a test run with a resulting fire.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gary Cooper
actor, western, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Frank James Cooper
Nickname(s):
Coop
Gender:
Male
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
Veronica Cooper, until he died.
Older than Veronica Cooper by 12 years.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Joan Davis
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Madonna Josephine Davis
Gender:
Female
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1521 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to radio

Jeff Chandler
actor, western, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Ira Grossel
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1770 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ernest Hemingway
writer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Miller Hemingway
Also Known As:
Peter Jackson
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ty Cobb
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Tyrus Raymond Cobb
Nickname(s):
the Georgia Peach
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gwen Lee
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Gwendolyn Lepinski
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1928). Movies Pretty Ladies, His Secretary, The Plastic Age, The Galloping Ghost.

Gail Russell
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth L. Russell
Gender:
Female
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Charles Coburn
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Douville Coburn
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6268 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Rube Oldring
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Reuben Henry Oldring
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Leo Carrillo
actor, activist, cartoonist

Real/Birth Name:
Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Cisco Kid in the role of Pancho.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1635 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1517 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Karl Farr
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Karl Marx Farr
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Sons of the Pioneers.

Marion Davies
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Cecilia Douras
Gender:
Female
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:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Peg o' My Heart. Mistress of William Randolph Hearst.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6326 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Frank Fay
actor, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Anthony Donner
Also Known As:
Frank Patrick Fay III
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6282 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to radio

Don Barbour
singer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Barbour
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Four Freshmen.

Grandma Moses
painter

Real/Birth Name:
Anna Mary Robertson
Also Known As:
Anna Mary Robertson Moses
Mrs. Moses
Gender:
Female
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
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
William Ellsworth Hoy
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ping Bodie
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Francesco Stephano Pezzolo
Also Known As:
Frank Stephen Bodie
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Moss Hart
writer, director, Broadway, Tony Award, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Moss Hart
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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