People Who Died in the Year 1975:

(59 found)

Murray Leinster
writer

Real/Birth Name:
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Also Known As:
Will F. Jenkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
79 or 80

Brief Facts:

Nom de plume. Science fiction novels and stories, 20th century.

Larry Fine
actor, comedy, composer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Feinberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Three Stooges.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry as a member of group The Three Stooges.

Louis Jordan
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Thomas Jordan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Paul Gilbert
actor, aviator, circus, singer, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Ed MacMahon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
by adoption grandfather of
by adoption father of
by adoption father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot. Movie Cat Ballou. TV show Laugh-In. Died of a stroke.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Elijah Muhammad
religion

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Elijah Poole
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Leader of the group Nation of Islam.

Ben Blue
actor, writer, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Bernstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Susan Hayward
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Edythe Marrenner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Five Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. Movies I Want to Live!, Snows of Kilimanjaro, With a Song in My Heart, I'll Cry Tomorrow, Valley of the Dolls.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Aristotle Onassis
business

Real/Birth Name:
Aristotle Socrates Onassis
Nickname(s):
Ari
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jackie Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Jackie Kennedy by 23 years.

Brief Facts:

Greek shipping business.

Perle Mesta
parties, ambassador

Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Reid Skirvin
Nickname(s):
hostess with the mostest
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Socialite and political hostess. Ambassador to Luxembourg 1949-1953. Changed the spelling of her first name.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

T-Bone Walker
blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Thibeaux Walker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Mean Old World.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Clarence Munn
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Munn
Nickname(s):
Biggie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, fullback. Team University of Minnesota.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Medwick
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Michael Medwick
Nickname(s):
Ducky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left fielder. Teams Scottdale Scotties, St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Miami Beach Flamingos.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cass Daley
dancer, singer, actor, comedy, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Dailey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Star in revue Ziegfeld Follies. Silent films. Accidental death from injuries in a fall.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6710 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Pancho Barnes
aviator, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Florence Leontine Lowe
Also Known As:
Florence Lowe Barnes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie stunt pilot.

Chiang Kai-shek
military, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Chiang Kai-shek
Also Known As:
Generalissimo Chiang
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Madame Chiang Kai-shek, until he died.
Older than Madame Chiang Kai-shek by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Leader of China in World War II. Fought against Communism in China. Leader in exile Republic of China, Taiwan.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Marjorie Main
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Tomlinson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical play Music in the Air. Movies Meet Me in St. Louis, Heaven Can Wait, The Long, Long Trailer, The Egg and I.

Josephine Baker
dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Frida Josephine McDonald
Also Known As:
Joséphine Carson Baker
Nickname(s):
Black Venus
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In revue Ziegfeld Follies. Took French citizenship.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6501 Delmar Boulevard

Larry Parks
actor, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Lawrence Klausman Parks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Jolson Story (1946), Love is Better than Ever.

Fredric March
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies Inherit the Wind, The Best Years of Our Lives, Seven Days in May, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Star is Born (1937), The Bridges at Toko-Ri.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1620 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Richard Conte
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Nicholas Peter Conte
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies 13 Rue de Madeleine, The Godfather.

William Hartnell
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Hartnell
Also Known As:
Billy Hartnell
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:

TV series Doctor Who.

Pete Ham
singer, musician, composer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Peter William Ham
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27, 3 days before his 28th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar. Lead vocalist of the 1970s rock band Badfinger. Songs No Matter What, Day After Day, Baby Blue. Suicide by hanging himself in his garage.

John B. McKay
aviator, engineer, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
John Barron McKay
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Flew the X-15. Died from diabetes and issues from a hard landing accident with the X-15.

Space Missions:

X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Moe Howard
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Moses Horowitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Curly Howard by 6 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Shemp Howard by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Bossy character in group The Three Stooges.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry as a member of group The Three Stooges.

Avery Brundage
track, activist, business

Real/Birth Name:
Avery Brundage
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pentathlon. Sports administrator. President of the IOC (Olympics). Promoter of amateur sports. Fought against a boycott of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In charge at the Munich event when Israelis were killed.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Philip Dorn
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Hein van der Niet
Also Known As:
Frits van Dongen
Frits van Dogen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie I Remember Mama, Sealed Cargo, Tarzan's Secret Treasure.

Bob Wills
musician, bandleader, country

Real/Birth Name:
James Robert Wills
Nickname(s):
The King of Western Swing
Jim Rob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Western swing band The Texas Playboys. Songs San Antonio Rose, Faded Love.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lefty Grove
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Moses Grove
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox. In 1928, he struck out the side on nine pitches twice, the only pitcher to do this in one season.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jackie Mabley
comedy, actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Loretta Mary Aitken
Also Known As:
Moms Mabley
Nickname(s):
Moms
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Emperor Jones, Amazing Grace. Broadwaay musical revue Blackberries of 1932.

Ezzard Charles
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Ezzard Mack Charles
Nickname(s):
Cincinnati Cobra
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Steve Prefontaine
track, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Steve Roland Prefontaine
Nickname(s):
Pre
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Once held the American record in seven different distance track event.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ozzie Nelson
actor, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Oswald George Nelson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
husband of
Harriet Hilliard, until he died.
Older than Harriet Hilliard by 3 years.
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
by adoption grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Duo Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, Fibber McGee and Molly. Radio show and TV show The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. Had a big band in the 1930s.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6555 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6260 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio as a member of group Ozzie & Harriet Nelson.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to radio21 December 1983 as a member of group Fibber McGee and Molly.

Evelyn Brent
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Elizabeth Riggs
Also Known As:
Betty Riggs
Nickname(s):
Betty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Harry Fox, until his earlier death.
Younger than Harry Fox by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1923). Movie The Silver Horde.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6548 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer
British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Edward John Spencer
Also Known As:
Viscount Althorp
Lord Spencer
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great great grandfather of
son of
grandfather of
husband of
Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer, until her earlier death.
Older than Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer by 5 years.
grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great grandfather of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Art connoisseur, active in local politics.

Rod Serling
writer, actor, producer, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Rodman Edward Serling
Also Known As:
John Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator and host of TV series The Twilight Zone. Movies Patterns, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes, Seven Days in May.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry6 October 1988

Richard Loving
hero, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Perry Loving
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Mildred Loving, until he died.
Older than Mildred Loving by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

With his wife, plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967). The Lovings were an interracial (he was white, she was African-American and Native American descent) married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment. Died in a car crash, killed by a drunk driver.

Tim Buckley
singer, composer, actor, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Charles Buckley III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died of a drug overdose. Albums Greetings from L.A., Starsailor, Goodbye and Hello. Movie Why.

George Morgan
country, singer

Real/Birth Name:
George Thomas Morgan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Room Full of Roses, Candy Kisses.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lefty Frizzell
singer, country, composer

Real/Birth Name:
William Orville Frizzell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Look What Thoughts Will Do. Song If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Emlen Tunnell
football, coach, military

Real/Birth Name:
Emlen Lewis Tunnell
Nickname(s):
The Gremlin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth year in doubt. The first African American to play for the New York Giants and also the first to be inducted into the Pro hall. Coast Guard during WWII. Defensive halfback, safety. Teams New York Giants, Green Bay Packers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jimmy Hoffa
activist, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
James Riddle Hoffa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Union president; presumed murdered; body never found. Death date is assumed.

Cannonball Adderley
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Julian Edwin Adderley
Nickname(s):
Cannonball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz alto saxophonist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ellison Brown
track, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Ellison Myers Brown
Also Known As:
Tarzan Brown
Ellison Myers Brown Sr.
Nickname(s):
Tarzan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 20 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A Native American member of the Naragansett tribe. Long distance runner. Won the Boston Marathon in 1936 and 1939. Participated in the 1936 Berlin Olympic games. Killed when a van hit him outside a bar.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Walter Tetley
actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Campbell Tetzlaff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On radio program The Great Gildersleeve. Many voice actor roles.

John McGiver
educator, actor

Real/Birth Name:
John Irwin McGiver
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Apple Dumpling Gang, Mame.

Casey Stengel
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Dillon Stengel
Nickname(s):
The Old Perfessor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfield. Team Brooklyn Dodgers 1912-1917. Best known as manager of team New York Yankees.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Larry MacPhail
baseball, lawyer, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Leland Stanford MacPhail
Also Known As:
Leland Stanford MacPhail Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Teams Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees as club president, general manager. One-third owner of the Yankees from 1945 through 1947.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Henry Calvin
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Wimberly Calvin Goodman Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Sgt. Garcia in TV series Zorro. Movie Zorro the Avenger.

Rex Stout
writer, poet, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Todhunter Stout
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Detective fiction, with character Nero Wolfe.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Martha Moxley
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Martha Elizabeth Moxley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
15
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

15 year old. Murdered Halloween Eve 1975. Michael Skakel convicted of the murder more than 25 years later.

Audrey Williams
musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Audrey Mae Sheppard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Hank Williams by less than 1 year.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Sang duets with Hank Williams.

Clarence Chesterfield Howerton
actor, little person, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Chesterfield Howerton
Also Known As:
Major Mite
Human Atom
Big Baby Elephant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
2 feet 4 inches (71.12 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry as a member of group The Munchkins.

Nellie Fox
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Nelson Fox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 24 days before his 48th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

12-time AL All-Star. Team Chicago White Sox for 14 years.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Mollenkopf
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Mollenkopf
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, team Bowling Green University. Head coach, team Purdue University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jeff Heath
baseball, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
John Geoffrey Heath
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

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Left field. Teams Yakima Bears, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, Boston Braves. Became a naturalized US citizen.

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Arthur Treacher
actor

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Arthur Veary Treacher
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Male
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81
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Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Roles as a butler. Movie Step Lively, Jeeves!.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6274 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Hound Dog Taylor
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Roosevelt Taylor
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Hound Dog
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Male
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60
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Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Blues singer and guitarist. Born 1915 or 1917. He had a small sixth finger on each hand, but amputated the extra finger from his right hand with a razor blade while drunk.

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Bernard Herrmann
composer, conductor

Real/Birth Name:
Max Herrman
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Male
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64
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Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Composition of music for films Citizen Kane, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Cape Fear (1962), Taxi Driver. For Alfred Hitchcock, movies Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo.

Euell Gibbons
writer, naturalist, model, activist

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Euell Theophilus Gibbons
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Male
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64
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Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Advocate for organic and wild foods. Lived as a hobo in the 1930s. Book Stalking the Wild Asparagus. Spokesperson for Grape-Nuts on TV.
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