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People Who Died in the Year 1974 (33 found): Names Only

Bobbie Jett

Real/Birth Name:
Bobbie Jett
Gender:
Female
Death Date:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

From Nashville. Gave up her daughter. Died in California.

Tex Ritter

Real/Birth Name:
Woodward Maurice Ritter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 10 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dorothy Fay, until he died.
Older than Dorothy Fay by 10 years.
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ridin' the Cherokee Trail, Bullets for Bandits. Grand Ole Opry. Country Music Hall of Fame 1964. Hall of Great Western Performers 1980. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1982. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Texas Trail of Fame 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Babe Hollingbery

Real/Birth Name:
Orin Ercel Hollingbery
Gender:
Male
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:

Coach, team Washington State University (then known as State College of Washington). The creator of the East-West Shrine Game and head coach of the West team in the first Shrine Game in 1925. College Football Hall of Fame 1979. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1962. Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame 1978.

William Shakespeare

Real/Birth Name:
William Valentine Shakespeare
Nickname(s):
Bill
The Bard of Staten Island
The Merchant of Menace
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:

Halfback, punter. Team University of Notre Dame. College Football Hall of Fame 1983.

Samuel Goldwyn

Real/Birth Name:
Shmuel Gelbfisz
Also Known As:
Samuel Goldfish
Nickname(s):
Sam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
95 or 96
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Frances Howard, until he died.
Older than Frances Howard by 23 or 24 years.
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Guys and Dolls, The Bishop's Wife, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Birth date uncertain. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1971. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1990. Cecil B DeMille Award 1973. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1631 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Fred Crawford

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick A. Crawford Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. Teams Duke University, Chicago Bears. College Football Hall of Fame 1973. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1976.

Anne Klein

Real/Birth Name:
Hannah Golofski
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With her husband, founded Junior Sophisticates, a clothing company for young American women.

Chet Huntley

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Robert Huntley
Gender:
Male
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:

TV news program The Huntley-Brinkley Report on NBC. Small part in movie Executive Suite. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. Television Hall of Fame 1988.

Candy Darling

Real/Birth Name:
James Lawrence Slattery
Also Known As:
Hope Slattery
Hope Dahl
Candy Dahl
Candy Cane
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Flesh, Women in Revolt, Brand X, Silent Night, Bloody Night. Inspired song Walk on the Wild Side. A pre-op transsexual. Birth date is controversial.

Bud Abbott

Real/Birth Name:
William Alexander Abbott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In Abbott and Costello movies with Lou Costello. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. National Radio Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1611 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6740 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Eddie Anderson (football)

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Nicholas Anderson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams University of Iowa, Rochester Jeffersons, Chicago Cardinals. College Football Hall of Fame 1971. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1962.

Tim Spencer

Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Harold Timothy Spencer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder and member of Sons of the Pioneers. Hall of Great Western Performers 1995. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1994. Hall of Great Western Performers 1995 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Texas Trail of Fame 2001 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of Sons of the Pioneers.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Sons of the Pioneers for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Agnes Moorehead

Real/Birth Name:
Agnes Robertson Moorehead
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Bewitched. Movies Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons. National Radio Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6604 Delmar Boulevard.

Duke Ellington

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1956. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. French Legion of Honor. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6535 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Donald Crisp

Real/Birth Name:
George William Crisp
Also Known As:
James Needham
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie National Velvet Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1628 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester

Real/Birth Name:
Henry William Frederick Albert
Also Known As:
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of York
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Duke of Windsor by 5 years.
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grand nephew of
great uncle of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great uncle of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
grandson of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than King George VI by 4 years.
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
grandfather of
great uncle of
great uncle of
second cousin twice removed of
great uncle of
uncle of
great uncle of
great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood by 2 years.
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
great uncle of
grand nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
great uncle of
uncle of
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Prince George, Duke of Kent by 2 years.
second cousin twice removed of
grand nephew of
uncle of
second cousin of
father of
father of
second cousin twice removed of
uncle of
second cousin of
grand nephew of
husband of
Older than Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester by 1 year.
first cousin once removed of
great uncle of
grand nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
uncle of
first cousin once removed of
grandson of
nephew of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
uncle of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grand nephew of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

The eleventh Governor-General of Australia, from 1945 to 1947.

Christine Chubbuck

Real/Birth Name:
Christine Chubbuck
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News reporter. Shot herself while on the air. After a comment, she drew a revolver and shot herself behind her right ear.

Dizzy Dean

Real/Birth Name:
Jay Hanna Dean
Also Known As:
Jerome Hanna Dean
Jerome Herman Dean
Nickname(s):
Dizzy
Diz
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:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Daffy Dean by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Team St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs. His name and date and place of birth are controversial - multiple sources differ. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1990. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. NSMA Hall of Fame 1976. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6643 Delmar Boulevard.

Don Rich

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Ulrich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32, 29 days before his 33rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted. Worked with Buck Owens. Songs Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass?, Tall Dark Stranger. TV program Hee Haw. Bakersfield sound influence. Fiddler and guitarist. Died in a motorcycle accident. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Cass Elliot

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Naomi Cohen
Nickname(s):
Mama Cass
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Mamas & The Papas. Movie Pufnstuf. Host of TV series The Mama Cass Television Show, Don't Call Me Mama Anymore. Songs Monday, Monday, California Dreamin', Dedicated to the One I Love Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Mamas & The Papas.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Mamas & The Papas.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Mamas & The Papas.

Buford Pusser

Real/Birth Name:
Buford Hayse Pusser
Nickname(s):
Walking Tall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of multiple movies - Walking Tall (1973), Walking Tall (2004) which are loosely based on his story. Sheriff of McNairy County TN. Died in car accident - possibly run off the road.

Charles Lindbergh

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Most famous for his solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Controversial because he had anti-Jewish beliefs. Helped the fight in the Pacific in World War II, as a civilian. French Legion of Honor. Congressional Gold Medal 1928. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973. Missouri Walk of Fame 2013. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1991. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6519 Delmar Boulevard.

Vera Vague

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Jo Allen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 12 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Melody Ranch. Animated movie Sleeping Beauty Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ralph Welch

Real/Birth Name:
W. Ralph Welch
Ralph M. Welch (per Indiana Football)
Nickname(s):
Pest
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, team Purdue University. Coach, team University of Washington. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 2003. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1973.

Phog Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Clare Allen
Nickname(s):
Phog
Father of Basketball Coaching
Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball coach, team University of Kansas. Coached college basketball for 50 seasons. Also an osteopathic physician. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1952. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Claudia Morgan

Real/Birth Name:
Claudeigh Louise Wuppermann
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Radio series The Thin Man in role as Nora Charles. Many plays on Broadway, 1929-1957.

Walter Brennan

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Andrew Brennan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Support Your Local Sheriff!, The Westerner, Rio Bravo. Hall of Great Western Performers 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6501 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Cliff Arquette

Real/Birth Name:
Clifford Arquette
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:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Acted as Charlie Weaver. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6720 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jean Gale

Real/Birth Name:
Lenore Gilmartin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 13 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Jane Gale by 1 year.
twin sister of
The same age as Joan Gale.
younger sister of
Younger than June Gale by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Member WAMPAS Baby Stars (1934). Vaudeville and movies.

Ed Sullivan

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Vincent Sullivan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993. Television Hall of Fame 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Chubby Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Rutledge Johnson
Also Known As:
Chubby R. Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Calamity Jane, Support Your Local Sheriff!, Bend of the River, The Far Country

Johnny Mack Brown

Real/Birth Name:
John Mack Brown
Also Known As:
John Mack Brown
Nickname(s):
the Dothan Antelope
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A star on the football team at the University of Alabama, then an actor in films, mostly westerns and serials. Movies Coquette, Belle of the Nineties, Montana Moon. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1969. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2000. College Football Hall of Fame 1957. Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame 2004. Hall of Great Western Performers 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jack Benny

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Kubelsky
Also Known As:
Ben K. Benny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Mary Livingstone, until he died.
Older than Mary Livingstone by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Played violin, or "fiddle." Radio and TV show The Jack Benny Program. Known for his comedy routines with Eddie Anderson as Rochester. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. National Radio Hall of Fame 1989. Television Hall of Fame 1988. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1977. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6650 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1505 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6370 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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