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People Who Died in the Year 1962 (24 found): Names Only

Ernie Kovacs

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Edward Kovacs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 10 days before his 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Edie Adams, until he died.
Older than Edie Adams by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies North to Alaska, Bell, Book and Candle. Died in a car accident. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995. Television Hall of Fame 1987. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Snub Pollard

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Pollard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent film comedian. Movie It's a Gift Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6415 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Halliwell Hobbes

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Halliwell Hobbes
Also Known As:
Halliwell Hobbs
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:

Movies Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dracula's Daughter, To Be or Not to Be, Kidnapped

Robert Neyland

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Reese Neyland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced 'KNEE-land'. Brigadier general. Appointed MBE. Lineman at team United States Military Academy. Coach, team University of Tennessee. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1957. College Football Hall of Fame 1956. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1969. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2011. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966.

Pat O'Dea

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick John O'Dea
Nickname(s):
Kangaroo Kicker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kicker and fullback. College team University of Wisconsin. Head coach, teams University of Notre Dame, University of Missouri. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2016. College Football Hall of Fame 1962. University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1951.

Stuart Sutcliffe

Real/Birth Name:
Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe
Nickname(s):
Stu
the Fifth Beatle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist. Invented the group's name: The Beatles. Left the band; died soon after.

Clara Blandick

Real/Birth Name:
Clara Dickey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born on an American ship captained by her father, in Hong Kong harbor. In role of Auntie Em in movie The Wizard of Oz. Role of Aunt Polly in movie Tom Sawyer (1930). Many Broadway appearances. Suicide by sleeping pill drug overdose.

Cactus Mack

Real/Birth Name:
Taylor McPeters
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

TV series Gunsmoke

Ace Mumford

Real/Birth Name:
Arnett William Mumford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As head football coach, compled a record of 233-85-23 with the black college teams: Jarvis Christian College, Bishop College, Texas College, Southern University. College Football Hall of Fame 2001.

Brick Muller

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Powers Muller
Nickname(s):
Brick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60, 26 days before his 61st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional football player-coach for the team Los Angeles Buccaneers during their only season in the National Football League in 1926. Also high jump at 1920 Olympics. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1993. Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1986.

Will Wright

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Cape Fear (1962), Adam's Rib, The Wild One, All the King's Men

Mickey Cochrane

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Stanley Cochrane
Nickname(s):
Black Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1956. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1947. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Phillies Wall of Fame 1982.

Rex Bell

Real/Birth Name:
George Francis Beldam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Clara Bow, until he died.
Older than Clara Bow by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Cowboy actor. Movies Battling with Buffalo Bill, Lucky Larrigan, The Idaho Kid. Republican candidate for Governor of Nevada in 1962.

William Faulkner

Real/Birth Name:
William Cuthbert Falkner
Also Known As:
William Cuthbert Faulkner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel The Sound and the Fury. Twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Nobel Prize in Literature 1949. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1980.

Victor Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Victor Frederick Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films. Movies The Life of the Party, Seven Year Itch. Broadway musical Anything Goes. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marilyn Monroe

Real/Birth Name:
Norma Jean Mortenson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
ex-wife of
Younger than Joe DiMaggio by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Playboy Playmate centerfold, the first one, 1953. Legally changed her name in 1956. Movies Some Like It Hot, Seven Year Itch, Let's Make Love. Died of a drug overdose - possible suicide. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6774 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 101 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 1 December 1995.

Ted Husing

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Husing
Also Known As:
Edward Britt Husing
Nickname(s):
Mile a Minute Husing
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed to Edward Britt Husing at age ten. Early sportscaster who influenced the style of announcing. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. NSMA Hall of Fame 1963. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hoot Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Richard Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cowboy movies. Hall of Great Western Performers 1979. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1989. Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1765 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

e.e. cummings

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Estlin Cummings
Also Known As:
E.E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Used lowercase letters for his name. Novel The Enormous Room. Political beliefs were on the right. He supported Joseph McCarthy.

Isak Dinesen

Real/Birth Name:
Karen Christence Dinesen, Baroness Blixen-Finecke
Also Known As:
Karen Blixen
Pierre Andrézel
Karen von Blixen-Finecke
Osceola
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book Out of Africa, the basis for the movie Out of Africa

Scrapper Blackwell

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Hillman Blackwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Song How Long, How Long Blues. Shot and killed during a mugging. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2012.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Real/Birth Name:
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
mother of
wife of
Franklin D. Roosevelt, until his earlier death.
Younger than Franklin D. Roosevelt by 2 years.
niece of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Remote cousin to her husband. Maiden name Roosevelt. Human rights activist. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.

Charles Laughton

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Laughton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Elsa Lanchester, until he died.
Older than Elsa Lanchester by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Spartacus, Witness for the Prosecution, The Canterville Ghost. Theater Hall of Fame. London Avenue of Stars. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Aubrey de Sélincourt

Real/Birth Name:
Aubrey de Sélincourt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
brother of
Younger than Dorothy Milne by 3 or 4 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Writer and translator.
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