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People Who Died in the Year 1968 (31 found): Names Only

Duke Kahanamoku

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Duke Paoa Kahinu Makoe Hulikohoa Kahanamoku
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hawaiian. Spread the surfing sport around the world. Olympic swimmer 1912, '20, '24. Silent movie Lord Jim (1925) and movie Mister Roberts. Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame 1978. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984. Surfing Walk of Fame 1994. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965.

Little Walter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Walter Jacobs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues harmonica player with revolutionary technique. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008. Also singer and guitarist. Album The Essential Little Walter. Song Juke. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Frankie Lymon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Joseph Lymon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers. Song Why Do Fools Fall in Love. Died of a heroin drug overdose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Doretta Morrow

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Doretta Marano
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Musical play The King and I in role of Tuptim, on Broadway. Movie Because You're Mine

Boob Darling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Darling
Nickname(s):
Boob
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center and linebacker. Team Green Bay Packers. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1970.

Eleonora Sears

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eleonora Randolph Sears
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Won the women's doubles at the US Women's National Championship four times. The first woman to play polo on a men's team. US Show Jumping Hall of Fame 1992. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1968. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1984.

June Collyer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothea Collyer Heermance
Also Known As:
June Erwin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Bud Collyer by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Silent movie East Side, West Side (1927). TV show The Stu Erwin Show

Yuri Gagarin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
Also Known As:
Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First human to orbit the Earth, a single orbit, on 12 April 1961, aboard Vostok 1. Died in an airplane crash, a MiG-15 training jet. International Space Hall of Fame.

Dr. Scholl

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Mathias Scholl
Also Known As:
Dr. William Mathias Scholl
Nickname(s):
Billy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Podiatrist. Inventor of Dr. Scholl's shoe pads.

Bobby Driscoll

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Driscoll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Disney movies Treasure Island, Song of the South and voice of Peter Pan in cartoon Peter Pan (1953). Possible drug overdose cause for death. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lois Andrews

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lorraine Gourley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 12 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Jessel by 25 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Desert Hawk, Rustlers, Western Heritage

Edna Ferber

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Edna Ferber
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels So Big, Show Boat. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2009. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2012.

Tommy Noonan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Patrick Noone
Also Known As:
Tom Noonan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 5 days before his 47th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Younger than John Ireland by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, A Star Is Born (1954), The Rookie, The Best Things in Life Are Free

Albert Dekker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Ecke
Also Known As:
Albert Van Dekker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Man in the Iron Mask (1939), Dr. Cyclops, Come Spy with Me. Died hanging from a shower rod - ruled accident but some suspected suicide. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6620 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Scotty Beckett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Scott Hastings Beckett
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Member of movie series Our Gang. Died of a drug overdose (sleeping pills) - probable suicide.

Little Willie John

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Edward John
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B singer. Songs Need Your Love So Bad, Talk to Me, Talk to Me, All Around the World, Take My Love (I Want to Give It All to You), Fever. Convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison for a fatal knifing incident. Died in prison of a heart attack, but there are claims this cause is false. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016.

Helen Keller

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Adams Keller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 26 days before her 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind and deaf since age 18 months. Learned to speak, became lecturer. Subject of the movie The Miracle Worker starring Patty Duke. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Alabama Women's Hall of Fame 1971. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2006.

Dorothy Gish

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Elizabeth de Guiche
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Lillian Gish by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Silent film actress. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Kennedy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Francis Kennedy
Also Known As:
Robert F. Kennedy
RFK
Nickname(s):
Bobby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 6 years.
husband of
Ethel Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Ethel Kennedy by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 4 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than John Kennedy by 8 years.
uncle of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 10 years.
son of
father of
grandfather of
great uncle of
father of
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 1 year.
great uncle of
son of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 7 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Senator from New York. US Attorney General. Candidate for President. Murdered by
Sirhan Sirhan
. Congressional Gold Medal 1978.

Bumble Bee Slim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Amos Easton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Influenced by Scrapper Blackwell. Song B&O Blues

Sam Crawford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Earl Crawford
Nickname(s):
Wahoo Sam
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfield. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1968. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1958. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1957.

Paddy Driscoll

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Leo Driscoll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, halfback, drop kicker. Teams Northwestern University, Hammond All-Stars, Great Lakes Navy, Hammond Pros, Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears. Coach, and baseball for team Chicago Cubs. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1974. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965.

Heinie Groh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Knight Groh
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 27 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base. Teams New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds. Often used a "bottle bat". Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1963.

Kay Francis

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Edwina Gibbs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Little Men (1940) Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6766 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
Also Known As:
Princess Marina
Duchess of Kent
Sister Kay
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
great grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
great grandmother of
mother of
wife of
Prince George, Duke of Kent, until his earlier death.
Younger than Prince George, Duke of Kent by 3 years.
mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

A nurse during World War II as "Sister Kay". International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1960.

Franchot Tone

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stanislas Pascal Franchot Tone
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
ex-husband of
Older than Joan Crawford by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies Advise and Consent, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6560 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Red Foley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Julian Foley
Nickname(s):
Red
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
husband of
Pauline Foley, until her earlier death.
Older than Pauline Foley by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Alabama Jubilee, Peace in the Valley, Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy. Country Music Hall of Fame 1967. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6225 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Upton Sinclair

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Upton Beall Sinclair Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A Socialist. Active for union worker's rights. Candidate for governor of California and lost during the Great Depression. Pulitzer Prize Novel Dragon's Teeth in 1943. Novels The Jungle, Oil!

Tallulah Bankhead

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

granddaughter of
niece of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Known for calling everyone "Dahling." Host of radio program The Big Show. Movie Lifeboat. NY stage. Theater Hall of Fame 1999. Alabama Women's Hall of Fame 1981. Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

John Steinbeck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Ernst Steinbeck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies and novels Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Red Pony, Cannery Row, The Pearl, The Winter of Our Discontent, East of Eden, Tortilla Flat. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1995. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Literary/Art fame.

Charlie Becker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Karl Becker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 3' 9". Role of The Munchkin Mayor. Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Munchkins for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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