People Who Died in the Year 1974:

(36 found)

Bobbie Jett
dancer

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

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

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

Tex Ritter
actor, western, singer, country

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Babe Hollingbery
football, coach

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 and head coach of the West team in the first Shrine Game in 1925.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William Shakespeare
football, business, unusual name

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Samuel Goldwyn
producer

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Fred Crawford
football

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sol Hurok
manager

Real/Birth Name:
Solomon Izrailevich Gurkov
Соломон Израилевич Гурков
Also Known As:
Solomon Isaievich Hurok
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 35 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Manager and impresario. Presented ballet and opera, singers and musical events.

Anne Klein
style

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
news, tv, radio, actor, writer, business

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Candy Darling
actor, female impersonator

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
actor, comedy

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1611 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6740 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Eddie Anderson (football)
football, coach

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tim Spencer
singer, composer, gospel

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Sons of the Pioneers.

Agnes Moorehead
actor

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6604 Delmar Boulevard

Duke Ellington
musician, bandleader

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:

Group Duke Ellington Orchestra

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6535 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Donald Crisp
actor, director

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Lewis R. Foster
writer, director, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Ransom Foster
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dorothy Wilson by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
royalty

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.
second cousin twice removed of
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
great uncle of
great uncle of
second cousin 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.
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
older brother of
Older than Prince John of the United Kingdom by 5 years.
grand nephew of
uncle of
first cousin once removed 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
second cousin of
grandson of
nephew of
first cousin twice removed 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
news, suicide

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
baseball

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6643 Delmar Boulevard

Don Rich
musician, country, accident, adopted, vehicle crash

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cass Elliot
singer, actor, tv

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Buford Pusser
lawman, wrestling, accident, vehicle crash

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
aviator, writer, inventor, activist, inventor, military

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6519 Delmar Boulevard

Vera Vague
actor, comedy, writer

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to radio

Ralph Welch
football, coach

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Phog Allen
basketball, coach, doctor

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Claudia Morgan
actor, Broadway, radio

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
actor, western

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6501 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Cliff Arquette
radio, tv

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6720 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Jean Gale
actor, Broadway

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). Broadway play Flying High. The two sets of twins billed themselves as a group The Gale Quadruplets. Vaudeville and movies.

Ed Sullivan
tv

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:

Host of TV show The Ed Sullivan Show

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Chubby Johnson
actor, western

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
football, actor, western

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Bert Gordon
actor, comedy, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Barney Gorodetsky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role as the Mad Russian and his trademark line "How dooo you do." Radio programs The Eddie Cantor Program, The Jack Benny Program, The Abbott and Costello Program

Jack Benny
comedy, radio, tv, actor, musician

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6650 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1505 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6370 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
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