People Who Died in the Year 1977:

(61 found)

Erroll Garner
jazz, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Erroll Louis Garner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Song Misty. Some sources born 1921.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Dolly Sinatra
politician, activist, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Natalina Maria Vittoria Garaventa
Also Known As:
Natalie Sinatra
Nickname(s):
Dolly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 11 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash. Active in Democratic politics.

Anais Nin
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Angela Anais Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmin Nin y Culmell
Also Known As:
Ana´s Nin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Published her journals and erotic stories.

Peter Finch
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch
Also Known As:
William Mitchell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Network, The Nun's Story, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Far from the Madding Crowd, Raid on Entebbe.

Toots Shor
business

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Shor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Noted New York restaurateur. His restaurant was popular with the famous and socially-connected.

Burt Mustin
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Burton Hill Mustin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 11 days before his 93rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Petticoat Junction, All in the Family.

Freddie Prinze
actor, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Karl Pruetzel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Chico and the Man. Committed suicide by gunshot at age 22.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry14 December 2004

Newsboy Brown
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
David Montrose
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:

Bantamweight boxer.

Pauline Starke
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Pauline Starke
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Silents. Movie The Mysterious Island (1929). Birth might be 1900.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Andy Devine
actor, sidekick, western, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Vabre Devine
Also Known As:
Jeremiah Schwartz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played semi-pro football under the fake nane Jeremiah Schwartz. Movies The Over-the-Hill Gang, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, How the West Was Won, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Red Badge of Courage. TV series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Flipper.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6258 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6366 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Henry Jordan
football

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Wendell Jordan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams University of Virginia, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers. Died of a heart attack while jogging.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bukka White
singer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Booker T. Washington White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Album The Complete Bukka White. Name is based on his real name Booker.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eddie Anderson
actor, radio, tv, horse racing

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Lincoln Anderson
Also Known As:
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Rochester van Jones on radio and TV show The Jack Benny Program. Movie Gone with the Wind. Known for raspy voice. Owned race horse Burnt Cork.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6513 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Bernie Bierman
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard W. Bierman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 4 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, team University of Minnesota. Head coach, teams University of Montana, Mississippi State University, Tulane University, University of Minnesota. Also basketball coach.

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Helen Ferguson
actor, stunts, western

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Ferguson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Movies Hungry Hearts, The Call of the North.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6153 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Stoney Cooper
country, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Troy Cooper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fiddler and guitarist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Diana Hyland
soap, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Diana Gentner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Peyton Place, Eight Is Enough. Movies One Man's Way, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Died in the arms of John Travolta 1977 - she was 17 years senior to him.

Gummo Marx
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Marx
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of
younger brother of
Younger than Groucho Marx by 3 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Harpo Marx by 4 years.
brother of

Brief Facts:

Comedy group The Marx Brothers. Vaudeville performer.

Joan Crawford
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Lucille Fay LeSueur
Nickname(s):
Billie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Douglas Fairbanks Jr. by 4 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Franchot Tone by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Older than Phillip Terry by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). Movies What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Caged, Flamingo Road.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Jeff Buckley
singer, musician, composer, accident, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey Scott Buckley
Also Known As:
Scotty Moorhead
Nickname(s):
Scotty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
10
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Raised as Scotty Moorhead. Drowned while swimming fully clothed in the Wolf River at Memphis, May 29, 1997. Album Grace.

Lloyd Perryman
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Wilson Perryman
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:

Member of Sons of the Pioneers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Mansel Warrick
relative, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Mansel Warwick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lee Drinkard, until he died.
Older than Lee Drinkard by 8 or 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Gospel music.

Stephen Boyd
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Willliam Millar
Nickname(s):
Billy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 32 days before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ben-Hur, Fantastic Voyage.

Roberto Rossellini
producer, writer, director, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Roberto Rossellini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ingrid Bergman by 9 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Stromboli.

Matthew Garber
actor

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

Brief Facts:

Role of Michael Banks in movie Mary Poppins. Died of pancreatitis.

Alan Reed
actor, radio, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Theodore Bergman
Also Known As:
Teddy Bergman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of Fred Flintstone on TV series The Flintstones. Created the phrase 'Yabba Dabba Doo'. Movie Viva Zapata!. Radio shows The Shadow, My Friend Irma. Broadway plays Double Dummy, A House in the Country, Love's Old Sweet Song.

Werner von Braun
scientist, military, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Werner Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birthplace is now Wyrzysk in Poland. "Freiherr" is a title, not a name - it means "Baron." Developed the V-2 rocket for Germany in World War II. Worked for the US after the war to develop rockets for the Army and for NASA, Chief architect of the Saturn V rocket.

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Wernher von Braun
scientist, military, inventor, musician, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Freiherr title is equivalent to "baron". Inventor of the V2 rocket for Germany in World War II. US citizen in 1955. Worked on ICBMs and the NASA space program.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alice Paul
activist

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Stokes Paul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Suffragist. Also the original author of a proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution in 1923.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alfred Lunt
actor, Broadway, radio, director, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Davis Lunt Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 9 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lynn Fontanne, until he died.
Younger than Lynn Fontanne by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Received two Tony Awards. Broadway plays, often with his wife The Visit, Ondine, Quadrille, Design for Living, The Taming of the Shrew, Idiot's Delight. Movie The Guardman.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Isaac
auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Vance Isaac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver, land speed record holder.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Elvis Presley
actor, singer, dancer, military, overdose, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock. Movie Blue Hawaii. Died of a drug overdose.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant2 February 2016
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive27 March 1994

Groucho Marx
actor, comedy, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Henry Marx
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of
ex-husband of
Older than Eden Hartford by 39 years.
older brother of
Older than Gummo Marx by 3 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Harpo Marx by 1 year.
brother of

Brief Facts:

Comedy group The Marx Brothers. Trademark - big eyebrows and a cigar.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1734 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Sebastian Cabot
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot
Nickname(s):
Sabby
Gender:
Male
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:

TV shows Family Affair, Circle of Fear, The Beachcomber. Movie The Time Machine. Voice actor or narrator in animated films.

H.A. Rey
writer, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Hans Augusto Reyersbach
Also Known As:
Hans Augusto Rel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 21 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author and illustrator with his wife Margret of the children's book series Curious George.

Jean Hagen
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Shirley Verhagen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 26 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Singin' in the Rain, Asphalt Jungle.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

H.C. Potter
director, writer, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Codman Potter
Also Known As:
H. C. Potter
Nickname(s):
Hank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, Hellzapoppin', Mr. Lucky. Broadway plays Wednesday's Child, Anne of the Thousand Days.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6633 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Zero Mostel
actor, singer, blacklist, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Joel Mostel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Won a Tony Award for musical Fiddler on the Roof. Movie The Producers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Steve Biko
activist, killed by police

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Bantu Biko
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Political activist against apartheid. Founded the Black Consciousness Movement. Died of police brutality.

Leopold Stokowski
conductor

Real/Birth Name:
Leopold Anthony Stokowski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gloria Vanderbilt by 41 years.

Brief Facts:

Conductor of the orchestras Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Founder of orchestra The New York City Symphony Orchestra. Movie Fantasia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Marc Bolan
actor, model, accident, singer, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Feld
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29, 14 days before his 30th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a car accident. Songs Ride a White Swan, Bang a Gong, Get It On. Movie Born to Boogie.

Maria Callas
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Sophia Cecelia Kalos
Also Known As:
Maria Anna Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulou (Christened name)
Maria Meneghini Callas
Nickname(s):
Mary
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth certificate nate was Sophia Cecelia Kalos. Greek father's last name was Kalogeropoulos. Soprano. Opera Norma.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Ernie Lombardi
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Ernesto Natali Lombardi
Nickname(s):
Schnozz
Lumbago
Bocci
The Cyrano of the Iron Mask
Lom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. Teams Oakland Oaks, Brooklyn Robins, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, New York Giants.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jock Hutchison
golf

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Fowler Hutchison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Became a naturalized US citizen in 1920.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mary Ford
singer, musician, jazz, country

Real/Birth Name:
Iris Colleen Summers
Also Known As:
Colleen Hatfield
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Les Paul by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Name was picked out of a phone book. Singer and rhythm guitarist with husband Les Paul accompanying on guitar. Duo Les Paul and Mary Ford. Songs How High the Moon, Vaya Con Dios, Mockingbird Hill, Bye Bye, Blues, I'm Sitting on Top of the World.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Bing Crosby
actor, singer, golf

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Lillis Crosby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Bob Crosby by 10 years.
grandfather of
father of
husband of
Dixie Lee, until her earlier death.
Older than Dixie Lee by 8 years.
father of
father of
husband of
Kathryn Grant, until he died.
Older than Kathryn Grant by 30 years.
father of
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Sang "crooner" style. "On the Road" movies with Bob Hope. Song White Christmas. Movie musical Holiday Inn.

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 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6769 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Cal Hubbard
football, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Hubbard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 14 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. NFL football teams New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Later became an umpire in MLB. The only person in both national football and baseball halls.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Michael Balcon
producer, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Elias Balcon
Also Known As:
Sir Michael Balcon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Man in the White Suit, The Lavender Hill Mob.

Cassie Gaines
singer, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Cassie LaRue Gaines
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Steve Gaines by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Backup vocals in group Honkettes, for band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi when plane ran out of fuel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Ronnie Van Zant
singer, composer, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wayne Van Zant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi in a forest.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Steve Gaines
musician, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Earl Gaines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Cassie Gaines by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi when plane ran out of fuel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Guy Lombardo
musician, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Gaetano Albert Lombardo
Nickname(s):
Mr. New Year's Eve
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trombone player. Theme song Auld Lang Syne.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6677 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Bucky Harris
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Raymond Harris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second base. Teams Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers. As manager teams Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Albert Brumley
composer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Edward Brumley
Also Known As:
Albert E. Brumley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote Southern and shape note gospel songs I'll Fly Away, I'm Bound for the Land of Canaan, Turn Your Radio On.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Davey O'Brien
football

Real/Birth Name:
Robert David O'Brien
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Texas Christian University as quarterback. Team Philadelphia Eagles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Richard Carlson
actor, director, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Dutoit Carlson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Little Foxes, No, No, Nanette, White Cargo, It Came from Outer Space, King Solomon's Mines. Broadway plays Three Men on a Horse, Ghost of Yankee Doodle. TV series I Led 3 Lives.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Olga Petrova
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Muriel Harding
Also Known As:
Mme. Olga Petrova
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

British actress who pretended to be Russian. Silent movie Daughter of Destiny (1918).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6562 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Adolph Rupp
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Adolph Frederick Rupp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team University of Kansas. Won 876 games in 41 years (1930-1972) of coaching team University of Kentucky.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charlie Chaplin
actor, business, comedy, director, writer, producer, composer, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Spencer Chaplin
Also Known As:
Sir Charles Chaplin
Nickname(s):
Charlie
The Little Tramp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
husband of
Oona O'Niell, until he died.
Older than Oona O'Niell by 36 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Paulette Goddard by 21 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Kid, Modern Times, The Gold Rush. In the 1975 New Year Honours, appointed a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Co-founded United Artists.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry10 April 1972

Howard Hawks
director, writer, producer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Winchester Hawks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dee Hartford by 31 years.
brother of
brother of

Brief Facts:

Movies Rio Lobo, Rio Bravo, Scarface, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Big Sleep.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Heloise (original)
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Eloise Bowles
Also Known As:
Eloise Bowles Cruse
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

An identical twin. Column Hints from Heloise.
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