People Who Died in the Year 1973:

(60 found)

Shy Huntington
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Charles A. Huntington
Nickname(s):
Shy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22

Brief Facts:

Quarterback and later coach at team University of Oregon.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Turk Edwards
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Glen Edwards
Gender:
Male
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 Washington State University, Boston Braves, Washington Redskins.

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Lyndon Johnson
president, Senator, vice pres

Real/Birth Name:
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Also Known As:
Lyndon B. Johnson
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:

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".

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J. Carrol Naish
actor, radio, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish
Gender:
Male
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 Life with Luigi. Movies Annie Get Your Gun, Sahara, Charge of the Light Brigade, The Beast with Five Fingers. TV series Guestward Ho!, The New Adventures of Charlie Chan in the role as Charlie Chan.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Edward G. Robinson
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Emmanuel Goldberg
Also Known As:
Edward G. Robinson Sr.
Gender:
Male
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 Little Caesar.

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

John Banner
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Johann Banner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Sergeant Hans Schultz in TV series Hogan's Heroes.

Tim Holt
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Charles John Holt III
Gender:
Male
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 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

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Wally Cox
actor, Broadway, tv, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Maynard Cox
Gender:
Male
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 The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County. TV show Hollywood Squares.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Winthrop Rockefeller
governor, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Winthrop Rockefeller
Gender:
Male
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.

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Pearl Buck
writer, activist, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker
Also Known As:
John Sedges
Sai Zhen Zhu
Pearl S. Buck
Gender:
Female
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 literary Nobel. Books The Good Earth, A House Divided. Lived many years in China, part of the time as a Presbyterian missionary.

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Bull Connor
politician, lawman

Real/Birth Name:
Theophilus Eugene Connor
Also Known As:
Eugene Connor
Nickname(s):
Bull
Gender:
Male
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
actor, western, wild west, rodeo, stunts, producer, writer, director, musician, singer, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Olin Maynard
Gender:
Male
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:

Rodeos, also was a trick rider with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Ringling Brothers circus. Song The Cowboy's Lament. Movie Death Valley Rangers.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

George Sisler
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
George Harold Sisler
Nickname(s):
Gentleman George
Gorgeous George
Gender:
Male
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 St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Boston Braves.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6651 Delmar Boulevard

Willie "The Lion" Smith
musician, jazz, composer, military

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff
Also Known As:
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith
Nickname(s):
The Lion
Gender:
Male
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.

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Irene Ryan
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

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

Brief Facts:

Musical play Pippin. TV series The Beverly Hillbillies.

Lex Barker
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Crichlow Barker Jr.
Gender:
Male
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 Tarzan's Magic Fountain.

Vaughn Monroe
singer, bandleader, actor, radio, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Vaughn Wilton Monroe
Gender:
Male
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 Racing with the Moon, In the Still of the Night, In the Middle of the House, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

William Inge
writer, actor, producer, suicide, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
William Motter Inge
Also Known As:
Walter Gage
Gender:
Male
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 Bus Stop, Splendor in the Grass, Come Back, Little Sheba, Picnic. Pulitzer Prize for drama 1953 for the Broadway play Picnic. Nominated for Tony Award. Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6624 Delmar Boulevard

Roger Delgado
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto
Gender:
Male
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 The Road to Hong Kong.

Frank Leahy
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Francis William Leahy
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:

Tackle. Team University of Notre Dame. Coach, teams University of Notre Dame, Boston College.

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Elmer Layden
football, coach, commissioner

Real/Birth Name:
Elmer Francis Layden
Gender:
Male
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 University of Notre Dame as a fullback in the group The Four Horsemen. Pro football teams Hartford Blues, Brooklyn Horsemen, Rock Island Independents. Head coach or administrator at teams Duquesne University, University of Notre Dame. From 1941 to 1946, he was the commissioner of the NFL.

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Betty Grable
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Ruth Grable
Nickname(s):
The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs
Gender:
Female
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 How to Marry a Millionaire.

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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
actor, comedy, circus, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Evans Brown
Gender:
Male
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 Some Like It Hot. Circus as a child.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Veronica Lake
actor, aviator, model, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Constance Frances Marie Ockleman
Also Known As:
Constance Keane
Connie Keane
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 11½ inches (149.86 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movies Sullivan's Travels, I Wanted Wings, This Gun for Hire, The Hour Before the Dawn, The Blue Dahlia, Saigon. 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.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Lon Chaney Jr.
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Creighton Tull Chaney
Also Known As:
Creighton Chaney
Gender:
Male
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:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Many early horror films. Role of The Wolf Man.

Jack Hawkins
actor, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
John Edward Hawkins
Gender:
Male
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 Ben-Hur, Zulu, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Kidnapped. Awarded the CBE in the 1958 Queen's Honours List.

Bruce Lee
actor, martial arts

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Jun Fan
Gender:
Male
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.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry28 April 1993

Eddie Rickenbacker
military, hero, business, writer, aviator, auto racing, cartoonist

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

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Memphis Minnie
blues, composer, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Lizzie Douglas
Also Known As:
Minnie Lawlars
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Kansas Joe McCoy by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Bumble Bee, Me and My Chauffeur Blues.

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Fred Offenhauser
auto racing, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Fred H. Offenhauser Jr.
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:

Automotive engineer. Developed an engine for racing, used in many Indianapolis 500 racecars.

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Patricia Avery
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Anderson Avery
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1927). Silents. Movie Alex the Great.

Michael Dunn
actor, Tony Award, Broadway, singer, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Neil Miller
Gender:
Male
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 The Wild Wild West, The Werewolf of Washington.

John Ford
actor, director

Real/Birth Name:
John Martin Feeney
Also Known As:
Sean Aloysius O'Fearna
Gender:
Male
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:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Informer, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1640 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

J.R.R. Tolkien
writer

Real/Birth Name:
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Also Known As:
J. R. R. Tolkien
Gender:
Male
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 The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, Return of the King, The Hobbit from which the movies The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King were made.

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Marjorie Merriweather Post
business, famous

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

Relationships:

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 Legion of Honor.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sloppy Thurston
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Hollis John Thurston
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:

Pitcher. Teams St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, Brooklyn Robins, Brooklyn Dodgers. Named for his meticulous appearance.

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf
Also Known As:
King of Sweden
Duke of Skåne
Gender:
Male
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.

King Gustaf VI Adolf
royalty

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

Relationships:

great grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
husband of
Princess Margaret of Connaught, until her earlier death.
Younger than Princess Margaret of Connaught by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Reigned 1950 to 1973.

Hugo Winterhalter
composer, conductor, bandleader, educator, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Hugo Winterhalter
Gender:
Male
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 Stardust. Songs Blue Christmas, The Third Man Theme, My Foolish Heart, Blue Tango.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Gram Parsons
singer, country, folk, musician, producer, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Ingram Cecil Connor III
Gender:
Male
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 The Shilos, The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers. Recorded also with Emmylou Harris. 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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of group The Byrds.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group The Byrds.

Glenn Strange
actor, boxing, singer, musician, western

Real/Birth Name:
George Glenn Strange
Also Known As:
Glen Strange
Nickname(s):
Peewee
Gender:
Male
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:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Last Stagecoach West, House of Dracula (1945), Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein. TV series Gunsmoke. Many uncredited small roles in the 1930s.

Jim Croce
singer, composer, accident, air crash

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

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash.

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Ralph Earnhardt
auto racing, NASCAR

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

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver.

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W.H. Auden
poet, educator, writer

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

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Paavo Nurmi
track

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

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

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

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James Wetherington
singer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Wetherington
Also Known As:
James S. Wetherington
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
Gender:
Male
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 The Statesmen Quartet as the bass singer.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe
singer, R&B, musician, composer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Rosetta Nubin
Rosether Atkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Songs Down by the Riverside, Rock Me, This Train, Strange Things Happening Every Day.

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Gene Krupa
jazz, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Bertram Krupa
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Crane Wilbur
writer, actor, director

Real/Birth Name:
Erwin Crane Wilbur
Gender:
Male
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 I Was a Communist for the FBI. Also silent films - a lead in The Perils of Pauline.

Cleo Moore
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Cleouna Moore
Nickname(s):
The Next Big Thing
Queen of the B-Movie Bad Girls
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 6 days before her 49th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Women's Prison, The Other Woman, Hit and Run, Over-Exposed.

Dave Akeman
musician, bluegrass, singer, murdered, baseball, actor

Real/Birth Name:
David Akeman
Also Known As:
Stringbean
String Beans
Nickname(s):
Stringbean
Gender:
Male
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:

Played with Bill Monroe. Star on the TV show Hee Haw in role of Stringbean. Also semi-pro baseball. Murdered (with his wife Estelle) in a home invasion robbery. Bodies discovered by friend and neighbor Grandpa Jones.

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Lila Lee
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Augusta Wilhelmena Fredericka Appel
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Movie The Unholy Three.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Constance Talmadge
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Constance AliceTalmadge
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Norma Talmadge by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Silent film A Pair of Silk Stockings (1918).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Sessue Hayakawa
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Kintaro Hayakawa
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:

Movie The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Albert DeSalvo
criminal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Henry DeSalvo
Also Known As:
The Boston Strangler
Gender:
Male
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 Tony Curtis.

Laurence Harvey
actor, director, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Zvi Mosheh Skikne
Nickname(s):
Larry
Gender:
Male
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 The Manchurian Candidate, Room at the Top, The Deep, The Spy with a Cold Nose, The Running Man, BUtterfield 8.

Freddie Apostoli
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Alfredo Apostoli
Also Known As:
Fred Apostoli
Nickname(s):
The Boxing Bellhop
Gender:
Male
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.

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Red Sitko
football

Real/Birth Name:
Emil Sitko
Nickname(s):
Red
Six-Yard Sitko
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback and fullback, teams University of Notre Dame, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Cardinals.

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Wally Butts
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
James Wallace Butts Jr.
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Darin
singer, composer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Walden Robert Cassotto
Gender:
Male
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 Splish Splash, Dream Lover, Mack the Knife. Movie Come September.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1735 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry26 May 1982
Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at Flamingo Hotel14 May 2007
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