People Who Died in the Year 1979:

(51 found)

Yusef A.K. Rasheed
painter, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Bowman
Also Known As:
Yusef Rasheed
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Conrad Hilton
business

Real/Birth Name:
Conrad Nicholson Hilton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founder of the Hilton Hotels chain and fortune.

Andy Gustafson
football, coach

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

Brief Facts:

Halfback, teams University of Pittsburgh. Coach, teams Virginia Polytechnic Institute, University of Miami

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sara Carter
singer, country, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Sara Elizabeth Dougherty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than A.P. Carter by 6 years.
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Lead singer. Group Carter Family

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Othol "Abe" Martin
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Othol Hershel Martin
Also Known As:
Abe Martin
Nickname(s):
Abe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Texas Christian University

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pete Smith
producer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Schmidt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One-reel shorts. Suicide - jumped off the roof of a nursing home.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1621 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Donny Hathaway
singer, R&B, musician, composer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Donny Edward Hathaway
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soul singer, keyboardist, songwriter, and arranger. Jumped from the 15th floor of his hotel. Paranoid schitzophrenia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6156 Delmar Boulevard

Ted Cassidy
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Crawford Cassidy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Brief Facts:

Very deep bass voice. TV show The Addams Family role of the butler Lurch. Voice of Godzilla in animated TV series Godzilla. Movies Mackenna's Gold, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Voice actor.

Hadley Richardson
relative

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Hadley Richardson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Ernest Hemingway by 7 years.
mother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

First wife of Ernest Hemingway.

Nelson Rockefeller
governor, vice pres, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
Also Known As:
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than David Rockefeller by 6 years.
uncle of
grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than John D. Rockefeller III by 2 years.
son of
older brother of
Older than Laurance Rockefeller by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Winthrop Rockefeller by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Governor of New York, 1959-1973. Vice president under Ford.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sid Vicious
musician, singer, accused, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
John Simon Ritchie
Nickname(s):
Sly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Sex Pistols. Arrested for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen with a knife. Died of heroin overdose while on bail.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Sex Pistols.

Dolores Costello
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dolores Costello
Nickname(s):
Goddess of the Silent Screen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
older sister of
Older than Helene Costello by 2 years.
wife of
John Barrymore, until his earlier death.
Younger than John Barrymore by 21 years.
grandmother of
mother of
daughter of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). After retirement, lived on an avocado farm.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Gladys McConnell
actor, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Gladys McConnell
Also Known As:
Gladys Morrow
Gender:
Female
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:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1927). Movie Three's a Crowd. Flew planes.

Beattie Feathers
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Beattie Feathers
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
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:

Halfback. Teams University of Tennessee, Chicago Bears, Brooklyn Dodgers, Green Bay Packers. Coach, teams Appalachian State Teachers College, North Carolina State University. Also coached baseball.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Al Hodge
actor, radio, director

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Hodge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 29 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of the title role The Green Hornet in radio show The Green Hornet. Voice of Captain Video on TV.

Emmett Kelly
clown, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Leo Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clown with a sad face, circus performer. Role as Weary Willie

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Luke Easter
baseball, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Luscious Luke Easter
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:

First base, team Cleveland Indians. Also Negro Leagues. Killed by two robbers during a payroll robbery at a bank.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Edgar Buchanan
actor, sidekick, western

Real/Birth Name:
William Edgar Buchanan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Shane

Barbara Hutton
socialite, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Woolworth Hutton
Nickname(s):
Poor Little Rich Girl
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Cary Grant by 8 years.
first cousin of
niece of
daughter of
granddaughter of
daughter of
ex-wife of
mother of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heiress to Woolworth fortune.

Lester Flatt
musician, bluegrass

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Raymond Flatt
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:

Songs Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Earl Scruggs AKA duo Flatt & Scruggs. Member of the Blue Grass Boys in the mid 1940s.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A. Philip Randolph
activist

Real/Birth Name:
Asa Philip Randolph
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Organizer for the union Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Subject of TV movie 10,000 Black Men Named George. Civil rights leader.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Brent
actor, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
George Brendan Nolan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ann Sheridan by 15 years.
ex-husband of

Brief Facts:

Movies The Great Lie, The Spiral Staircase

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1709 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1612 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Mary Pickford
actor, producer, business

Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Louise Smith
Nickname(s):
America's Sweetheart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Buddy Rogers, until she died.
Older than Buddy Rogers by 12 years.
wife of
Douglas Fairbanks, until his earlier death.
Younger than Douglas Fairbanks by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Claimed her middle name was Marie. Co-founder of United Artists Studio and of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Many silent films. Movies Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917), Coquette

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6280 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 16 November 1993

Jack Haley
actor

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Haley
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 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, The Wizard of Oz in which he was the Tinman.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6435 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

John Wayne
actor, western, producer, director, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Robert Morrison
Also Known As:
Marion Michael Morrison
Nickname(s):
Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Parents used Robert as middle name at first, then changed his middle name at age 4 to Michael when brother Robert was born. Movies Sands of Iwo Jima, True Grit, The Shootist, Rooster Cogburn, Rio Lobo, The Green Berets, Flying Leathernecks, Rio Bravo

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Darla Hood
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Darla Jean Hood
Also Known As:
Darla
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In Our Gang comedies.

Hope Summers
actor, western, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Hope Summers
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 15 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of the Mrs. Butterworth syrup bottle. TV series Mayberry R.F.D.. Movies Spencer's Mountain, Where Does It Hurt?, Rosemary's Baby

Pee Wee Hunt
bandleader, musician, singer, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Walter GerhardtHunt
Nickname(s):
Pee Wee
Pee-Wee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Big band (swing); played trombone. Song Twelfth Street Rag

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Minnie Riperton
singer, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Minnie Julia Riperton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Words to song Lovin' You

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Miller
football, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Don Miller
Nickname(s):
Midnight
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Notre Dame as a halfback in the group The Four Horsemen. Pro football team Hartford Blues as a player.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jules Irving
producer, actor, director, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Jules Israel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
husband of
Priscilla Pointer, until he died.
Younger than Priscilla Pointer by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV mini-series Loose Change

Thurman Munson
baseball, accident, aviator, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Thurman Lee Munson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team New York Yankees. Died in a plane crash. He was pilot.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kurt Kasznar
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Kurt Serwicher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 7 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Casino Royale (1967)

Hazel Keener
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Hazel Keener
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924). Movies The Freshman (1925), The Gingham Girl (1927), Whispering Sage (1927)

Walter O'Malley
baseball, business, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Francis O'Malley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of team Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers from 1950 to 1979.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard (special), ceremony date: 20 June 2008 as a member of team Los Angeles Dodgers.

Vivian Vance
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Vivian Roberta Jones
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 22 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show. Movie The Great Race. First to win an Emmy Award for 'Best Supporting Actress' in 1954. Maxine, in Maxwell House commercials.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 11 February 1991

Stan Kenton
musician, bandleader, composer, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Newcomb Kenton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album The Peanut Vendor. Unusual "Progressive" jazz, in a big band sound. Used unusual rhythms, like 5 or 7 beats per measure. Band Stan Kenton Orchestra

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
military, royalty, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Prince Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas of Battenberg
Also Known As:
Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
First Sea Lord
Nickname(s):
Dickie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
grandson of
grand nephew of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great grandson of
grandson of
great uncle of
grand nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
great uncle of
second cousin once removed of
great uncle of
second cousin of
nephew of
second cousin of
second cousin of
grand nephew of
son of
second cousin once removed of
uncle of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
younger brother of
Younger than Princess Alice of Battenberg by 15 years.
grandson of
nephew of
great uncle of
grand nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
son of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
grand nephew of
first cousin once removed of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command (1943-1946). Killed by a bomb set by members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, hidden aboard his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland. The last Viceroy of India.

Sally Rand
dancer, actor, circus, accused, burlesque

Real/Birth Name:
Harriet Helen Gould Beck
Also Known As:
Billie Beck
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1927). Ecdysiast, burlesque dancer. Noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance. Silent film actor.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Turkey Stearnes
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Thomas Stearnes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro Leagues team Detroit Stars. Prolific home run hitter. Led his league in home runs 6 seasons.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lou Busch
musician, producer, composer, jazz, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Ferdinand Bush
Also Known As:
Joe "Fingers" Carr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Janet Blair by 10 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Margaret Whiting by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Ragtime music. Added the C in his name later. Died from injuries in a car crash.

Gracie Fields
singer, actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Grace Stansfield
Also Known As:
Dame Gracie Fields
Nickname(s):
Our Gracie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Shipyard Sally

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Mamie Eisenhower
First Lady

Real/Birth Name:
Mamie Geneva Doud
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 13 days before her 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Dwight David Eisenhower, until his earlier death.
Younger than Dwight David Eisenhower by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

First Lady while husband was President.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Al Capp
cartoonist

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Gerald Caplin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cartoon strip L'il Abner

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chick Evans
golf

Real/Birth Name:
Charles E. Evans Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first amateur to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in one year, in 1916.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dmitri Tiompkin
composer, western, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Dmitri Zinovievich Tiompkin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies High Noon, Dial M for Murder, Duel in the Sun, Friendly Persuasion, The Guns of Navarone, Lost Horizon, Town without Pity, It's a Wonderful Life as composer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Merle Oberon
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Estelle Merle Thompson
Also Known As:
Lady Korda
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Private Life of Henry VIII, Pardon My French, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Wuthering Heights

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Hilo Hattie
actor, singer, dancer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Clarissa Haili
Nickname(s):
Clara
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hawaiian singer and hula dancer. Ukelele player. Movies Blue Hawaii, Song of the Islands, Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki, City Beneath the Sea. Legally took the name Hilo Hattie. Some stores in Hawaii have the same name.

Richard Rodgers
composer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Charles Rodgers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked with Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein. Wrote popular musicals (later movies) South Pacific, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Pal Joey

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Darryl F. Zanuck
writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Darryl Francis Zanuck
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:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Sun Also Rises, The Longest Day

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6336 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Joan Blondell
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Rose Joan Blondell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Dick Powell by 1 year.
ex-wife of
Older than Michael Todd by 50 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movies A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Topper Returns, The Public Enemy. Nominated for Tony Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
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