People Who Died in the Year 1965:

(39 found)

T.S. Eliot
poet, writer, religion, educator, Tony Award, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Also Known As:
T. S. Eliot
T S Eliot
TS Eliot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poet and playright. Poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Hollow Men, The Waste Land. Play Murder in the Cathedral, Moved to the UK in 1914 at age 25 and became a citizen of Britain when he was 39. Tony Award in 1950 for Best Play, Broadway play The Cocktail Party.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6191 Delmar Boulevard

Jeanette MacDonald
actor, singer, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanette Anna MacDonald
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Blossom Rock by 7 years.
wife of
Gene Raymond, until she died.
Older than Gene Raymond by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Sang Indian Love Song with Nelson Eddy. Movie Rose Marie.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6157 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1628 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Alan Freed
dj, radio, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Albert James Freed
Also Known As:
Moondog
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Introduced the phrase "rock and roll" on his shows. Lost work because of the payola scandal.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio10 December 1991

Winston Churchill
politician, painter, writer, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
Also Known As:
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. 1953 invested as a Knight of the Garter.

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Harry Stuhldreher
football

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Augustus Stuhldreher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Notre Dame as quarterback in the group The Four Horsemen. Head football coach at Villanova University from 1925 to 1935 and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1936 to 1948.

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Nat King Cole
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Nathaniel Adams Coles
Also Known As:
Nat "King" Cole
Nickname(s):
King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 30 days before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Smile, Pretend, Unforgettable. TV show The Nat King Cole Show. Movies Cat Ballou, St. Louis Blues. Group King Cole Trio.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6659 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6229 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Malcolm X
religion, murdered, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Little
Also Known As:
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A leader and spokeman of the Nation of Islam. Assassinated by gunshot.

Stan Laurel
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Stanley Jefferson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Of the group Laurel and Hardy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Helen Lynch
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Lynch
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 35 days before her 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1923). Movies Oh Doctor!, General Custer at the Little Big Horn (1927).

Margaret Dumont
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Baker
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Duck Soup. Known for roles as the haughty straight woman for the Marx Brothers.

Tadd Dameron
jazz, composer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also arranger. Song If You Could See Me Now.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Amos Alonzo Stagg
football, coach, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In college, an end for team Yale University. Head coach teams University of Chicago, College of the Pacific. Invented many traditions of the football game. Also baseball coach at Chicago.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary
Also Known As:
Princess Mary
Viscountess Lascelles
Countess of Harewood
Princess Royal
Princess Mary of York
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 28 days before her 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
granddaughter of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Duke of Windsor by 2 years.
second cousin twice removed of
granddaughter of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great niece of
aunt of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
aunt of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
granddaughter of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than King George VI by 1 year.
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
second cousin twice removed of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
second cousin of
great granddaughter of
second cousin once removed of
daughter of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
great granddaughter of
first cousin once removed of
aunt of
great niece of
second cousin twice removed of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
older sister of
Older than Prince George, Duke of Kent by 5 years.
second cousin twice removed of
older sister of
Older than Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester by 2 years.
older sister of
Older than Prince John of the United Kingdom by 8 years.
great niece of
aunt of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
aunt of
aunt of
second cousin twice removed of
aunt of
second cousin of
great niece of
first cousin once removed of
aunt of
great niece of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
aunt of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
granddaughter of
niece of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
aunt of
second cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great niece of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

The sixth Princess Royal.

Linda Darnell
actor, model, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Monetta Eloyse Darnell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Letter to Three Wives, No Way Out, The Mark of Zorro. Died a day after burned in a house fire.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1631 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Louise Dresser
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Louise Josephine Kerlin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Films in the 1920s and 1930s. Movie A Ship Comes In.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6538 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Edward R. Murrow
news, radio, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Egbert Roscoe Murrow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II on March 5, 1965. TV shows CBS Evening News, Person to Person.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Spike Jones
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Lindley Armstrong Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for silly sounds and whistles in recordings.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Sonny Boy Williamson (more famous)
musician, blues, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Aleck Miller
Also Known As:
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Aleck "Rice" Miller
Rice Miller
Alex Miller
Nickname(s):
Willie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in Helena, Arkansas. Harmonica blues. Songs Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes, Bye Bye Bird. See also Sonny Boy Williamson (original).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Homer Norton
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Homer Hill Norton
Also Known As:
Homer H. Norton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach, teams Texas A&M University, Centenary College of Louisiana.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Curly Lambeau
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Louis Lambeau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder, back and first coach. Pro team Green Bay Packers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Judy Holliday
actor, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Tuvim
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 14 days before her 44th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical plays Born Yesterday, Bells Are Ringing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Gene Brito
football, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Gene Herman Brito
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end and end. Teams Loyola University, Washington Redskins, Calgary Stampeders, Los Angeles Rams.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

David O. Selznick
producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
David Oliver Selznick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jennifer Jones, until he died.
Older than Jennifer Jones by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Gone with the Wind, Duel in the Sun.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry26 October 2004

Red Nichols
jazz, musician, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Loring Nichols
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Brief Facts:

Cornet player. Leader of band Red Nichols and His Five Pennies.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Mara
football, business, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
John V. Mara
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
son of
father of
older brother of
Older than Wellington Mara by 8 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-owner of team New York Giants. Team president for 24 years.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Constance Bennett
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Constance Campbell Bennett
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Barbara Bennett by 1 year.
older sister of
Older than Joan Bennett by 5 years.
aunt of

Brief Facts:

Movie Topper in role of a ghost.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Everett Sloane
actor, radio, Broadway, lyricist, composer, director, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Everett H. Sloane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays Boy Meets Girl, Room Service. Radio shows Mercury Theatre, The Shadow. Animated cartoon TV series The Dick Tracy Show in role of Dick Tracy. TV series Zorro. Movies Citizen Kane, The Desert Fox, Marjorie Morningstar. Committed suicide by barbiturate overdose, apparently because he feared he was going blind.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Pauline Garon
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Pauline Garon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 10 days before her 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1923). Body double for Dorothy Gish. Movie Adam's Rib.

Dorothy Dandridge
actor, singer, overdose, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Jean Dandridge
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died by drug overdose (suicide).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6719 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry18 January 1983

Clara Bow
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Clara Gordon Bow
Nickname(s):
The "It" Girl
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Rex Bell, until his earlier death.
Younger than Rex Bell by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924). Movies It, Wings, Parisian Love, Call Her Savage.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Nicky Arnstein
criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Wilford Arnstein
Also Known As:
Nick Arnold
Nicholas Arnold
Julius Arnold
Wallace Ames
John Adams
J. Willard Adair
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Fanny Brice by 12 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Gambler, swindler, estate speculator, and labor racketeer.

Henry Travers
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Travers John Heagerty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie It's a Wonderful Life in the role of Clarence. Movies Invisible Man, The Bells of St. Mary's. Many Broadway plays.

Marie McDonald
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Frye
Nickname(s):
The Body
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Pardon My Sarong, Geisha Boy.

Bill McKechnie
baseball, coach, manager

Real/Birth Name:
William Boyd McKechnie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base, teams Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves, New York Yankees, Indianapolis Hoosiers/Newark Peppers, New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds. Manager, teams Newark Peppers, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves/Boston Bees, Cincinnati Reds.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dorothy Kilgallen
columnist, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Mae Kilgallen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Panelist on TV series What's My Line?. Column The Voice of Broadway.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Joe Kendall
football, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Nathaniel Kendall
Nickname(s):
Tarzan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team Kentucky State University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hugh Dryden
scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Latimer Dryden
Also Known As:
Hugh L. Dryden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aeronautical scientist, Deputy Director of NASA.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Branch Rickey
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Wesley Branch Rickey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 11 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented the minor league farm system.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6631 Delmar Boulevard

Al Ritz
comedy, actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Joachim
Also Known As:
Albert Ritz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced Joe-AK-him. Group The Ritz Brothers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive26 October 1996 as a member of group The Ritz Brothers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry17 November 1987 as a member of group The Ritz Brothers.
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