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People Who Died in the Year 1973 (48 found): Names Only

Turk Edwards

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Glen Edwards
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1975.
Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame.
State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1968.

Lyndon Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Also Known As:
Lyndon B. Johnson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lady Bird Johnson, until he died.
Older than Lady Bird Johnson by 4 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

36th President of the US. Vice President under Kennedy, assumed office on Kennedy's death. Senator from Texas 1948 to 1960. Vice President under Kennedy from 1960 until the assassination in 1963. Signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Righs Act. His major program was known as "The Great Society".
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005.
Texas Trail of Fame 2012.

J. Carrol Naish

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show:Movies:TV series:in the role as: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Edward G. Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Emmanuel Goldberg
Also Known As:
Edward G. Robinson Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6235 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Tim Holt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles John Holt III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
older brother of
Older than Jennifer Holt by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Hall of Great Western Performers 1991.

Wally Cox

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Maynard Cox
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:TV show: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Winthrop Rockefeller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Winthrop Rockefeller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than David Rockefeller by 3 years.
uncle of
grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than John D. Rockefeller III by 6 years.
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Laurance Rockefeller by 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Nelson Rockefeller by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Governor of Arkansas 1967-1971. Philanthropist.

Pearl Buck

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker
Also Known As:
John Sedges
Sai Zhen Zhu
Pearl S. Buck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize 1932. The first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1938.
Books:Lived many years in China, part of the time as a Presbyterian missionary.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.

Bull Connor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theophilus Eugene Connor
Also Known As:
Eugene Connor
Nickname(s):
Bull
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Notorious police commissioner in Birmingham, Alabama who was a staunch segregationist. Ordered use of dogs and fire hose water streams against civil rights demonstrators in 1963. This, ironically, may have hastened the passage of America's Civil Rights Act of 1964. Also served in the state legislature. In 1938, he was a candidate for Governor of Alabama.

Ken Maynard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Olin Maynard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Western Music Association Hall of Fame 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

George Sisler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Harold Sisler
Nickname(s):
Gentleman George
Gorgeous George
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base.
Teams:Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1960.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1939.
National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2010.
University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6651 Delmar Boulevard.

Willie "The Lion" Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff
Also Known As:
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith
Nickname(s):
The Lion
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist, a master of the "stride" style. Also a ragtime composer. The name Smith was added at age 3, his stepfather's last name. Served as a Buffalo Soldier in France in World War I.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987.

Irene Ryan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Irene Noblette
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Lex Barker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Crichlow Barker Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Arlene Dahl by 6 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lana Turner by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movie:

Vaughn Monroe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vaughn Wilton Monroe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 1755 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

William Inge

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Motter Inge
Also Known As:
Walter Gage
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Pulitzer Prize for drama 1953 for the Broadway play:Nominated for Tony Award. Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Theater Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6624 Delmar Boulevard.

Roger Delgado

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:

Elmer Layden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elmer Francis Layden
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:as a fullback in the group:Pro football teams:Head coach or administrator at teams:From 1941 to 1946, he was the commissioner of the NFL.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1992.
Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1951.

Betty Grable

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Ruth Grable
Nickname(s):
The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Harry James by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than Jackie Coogan by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed pin-up in World War II.
Movie:Missouri Wall of Fame.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6525 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6350 Delmar Boulevard.

Joe E. Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Evans Brown
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 22 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Circus as a child.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Veronica Lake

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Constance Frances Marie Ockleman
Also Known As:
Constance Keane
Connie Keane
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 11½".
Movies:A popular pin-up girl during World War II.
Earned her pilot's license in 1946 and was able to fly solo between Los Angeles and New York.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Lon Chaney Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Creighton Tull Chaney
Also Known As:
Creighton Chaney
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Many early horror films.
Role of:

Jack Hawkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Edward Hawkins
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Jessica Tandy by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Awarded the CBE in the 1958 Queen's Honours List.

Bruce Lee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lee Jun Fan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Martial arts movies.
California Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 28 April 1993.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Bickenbacher
Also Known As:
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
Nickname(s):
Fast Eddie
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:

No middle name at birth. Changed name during World War I. Hero in World War I with 26 aerial victories. Executive and owner of airlines including Easterm Airlines. Owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Scripts written for cartoon:International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992.
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1992.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994.
Medal of Honor 1930.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1965.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Michael Dunn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gary Neil Miller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

3 ft 6 in tall.
TV series:

John Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Martin Feeney
Also Known As:
Sean Aloysius O'Fearna
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of

Brief Facts:

Movies:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1973.
Texas Trail of Fame 2001.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2011.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1640 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Also Known As:
J. R. R. Tolkien
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels:from which the movies:were made.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2013.

Marjorie Merriweather Post

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marjorie Merriweather Post
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
mother of
ex-wife of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heiress of the Postum Cereal Company, which became the General Foods Corporation in 1929. For support during World War I, she was awarded the French Legion of Honor.

Sloppy Thurston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hollis John Thurston
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:

Pitcher.
Teams:Named for his meticulous appearance.

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf
Also Known As:
King of Sweden
Duke of Skåne
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Became king on 29 October 1950.

Hugo Winterhalter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hugo Winterhalter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Arranged song:Songs: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Gram Parsons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ingram Cecil Connor III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With groups:Recorded also with:Died of a drug overdose. His body was stolen by friends and partially burned in a cremation attempt. Credited with origins of country rock genre.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1999.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Byrds.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of The Byrds.

Glenn Strange

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Glenn Strange
Also Known As:
Glen Strange
Nickname(s):
Peewee
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin of
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 6".
Movies:TV series:Many uncredited small roles in the 1930s.

Jim Croce

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Croce
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

Ralph Earnhardt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Lee Earnhardt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2004.
National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame 2007.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1989.

W.H. Auden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wystan Hugh Auden
Also Known As:
WH Auden
W. H. Auden
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:

Became a US citizen in 1946. Also wrote plays, film scripts, and opera libretti.

Paavo Nurmi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paavo Johannes Nurmi
Nickname(s):
Flying Finn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of

Brief Facts:

Won nine gold and three silver Olympic medals.
Olympic Gold Medal 1920 and Olympic Gold Medal 1924 and Olympic Gold Medal 1928.
Relationship with:is not verified.

James Wetherington

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Wetherington
Also Known As:
James S. Wetherington
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 28 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of:as the bass singer.
Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame 1997.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1977.

Gene Krupa

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Bertram Krupa
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer.
Modern Drummer Hall of Fame 1978.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1972.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1991.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.

Crane Wilbur

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Erwin Crane Wilbur
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 30 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of

Brief Facts:

Movie:Also silent films - a lead in:

Dave Akeman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Akeman
Also Known As:
Stringbean
String Beans
Nickname(s):
Stringbean
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Played with:Star on the TV show:in role of:Also semi-pro baseball. Murdered (with his wife Estelle) in a home invasion robbery.
Bodies discovered by friend and neighbor:

Sessue Hayakawa

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kintaro Hayakawa
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:

Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1645 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Albert DeSalvo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Henry DeSalvo
Also Known As:
The Boston Strangler
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Accused of and convicted of 13 murders as the Boston Strangler. Some doubt that he actually committed all of them He was stabbed to death while in prison.
Subject of a film, role played by:

Laurence Harvey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Zvi Mosheh Skikne
Nickname(s):
Larry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:

Freddie Apostoli

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfredo Apostoli
Also Known As:
Fred Apostoli
Nickname(s):
The Boxing Bellhop
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Middleweight world champion boxer.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980.

Wally Butts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Wallace Butts Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach at University of Georgia from 1939 to 1960.
College Football Hall of Fame 1997.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1982.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1991.

Bobby Darin

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

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Sandra Dee by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movie:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.
Bronx Walk of Fame 2004.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1735 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 26 May 1982.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 14 May 2007.
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