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Bukka White

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. Blues Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

WyldBill

Real/Birth Name:
Billy AveryCoffee
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel rapper from Cleveland and Kosciusko Mississippi area. Album Pride

Jennifer Gillom

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Gillom
Nickname(s):
Grandmama
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 3 inches (190.5 cm)

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Peggie Gillom by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Forward, cemter. Teams University of Mississippi, Phoenix Mercury, Los Angeles Sparks. Coach, teams Xavier College Preparatory, Minnesota Lynx, Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics, Connecticut Sun. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2008. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1999. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 2010. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2009.

Peggie Gillom

Real/Birth Name:
Peggie Gillom
Also Known As:
Peggie Gillom Granderson
Peggie Gillom-Granderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 0 inches (182.88 cm)

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Jennifer Gillom by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Teams University of Mississippi, Dallas Diamonds. Coach teams Texas A&M University, Houston Comets, University of Mississippi. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1998. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1996. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 2014. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Olympic Gold Medal 2000.

John Dye

Real/Birth Name:
John Carroll Dye
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 21 days before his 48th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Touched by an Angel, Tour of Duty. Movies Best of the Best, Modern Girls. Television movie Once Upon a Christmas

James Earl Jones

Real/Birth Name:
James Earl Jones
Nickname(s):
Todd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of Darth Vader in the movie Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and sequels. Movies Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Field of Dreams, The Lion King, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Patriot Games, The Hunt for Red October. Broadway plays The Great White Hope, Fences. Kennedy Center Honors 2002. Theater Hall of Fame 1985. National Medal of Arts 1992.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 135 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way; ceremony: 7 January 1996.

Thalmus Rasulala

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Crowder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Pinetop Perkins

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Willie Perkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Album After Hours. Blues Hall of Fame 2003. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Archie Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald Lee Wright
Nickname(s):
The Old Mongoose
The Mongoose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 4 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional champion boxing career. Light Heavyweight World Champion 1952-1959 and 1961. Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. San Diego Hall of Champions 1956. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1996. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1956. Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2018.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6648 Delmar Boulevard.

Chris LeDoux

Real/Birth Name:
Chris Lee LeDoux
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Luh-Doo. A Rodeo star, then country-western star. Song A Cowboy Like Me. Died of cancer. ProRodeo Hall of Fame 2005. Rodeo Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Trail of Fame 2007.

Eric Roberts

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Anthony Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
older brother of
Older than Julia Roberts by 11 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Pope of Greenwich Village, Runaway Train, Star 80, Final Approach. TV series Heroes

Fred Haise

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Wallace Haise Jr.
Nickname(s):
Pecky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ill-fated Apollo 13 flight around the moon and back. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970. Aerospace Walk of Honor 1995.

Junior Parker

Real/Birth Name:
Herman Parker Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band The Blue Flames. Song Stand by Me. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Mary Ann Mobley

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Ann Mobley
Also Known As:
Miss America 1959
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gary Collins, until his earlier death.
Older than Gary Collins by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Miss America 1959, then later cohost of the pageant in 1989. Movies Girl Happy, Harum Scarum. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1981. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

James Harol Lofton

Real/Birth Name:
James Harol Lofton
Also Known As:
Harol Lofton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback and fullback. Teams University of Mississippi. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1999. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1999.

L.C. Greenwood

Real/Birth Name:
L.C. Henderson Greenwood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams Arkansas AM&N, Pittsburgh Steelers. One member of the Steel Curtain. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2015. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1996. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2004.

John Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
John Howard Getty Johnson
Nickname(s):
J.J.
JJ
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Seattle SuperSonics. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1993.

Charlie Conerly

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Albert Conerly Jr.
Nickname(s):
Chucking Charlie Conerly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Mississippi, New York Giants. Role of The Marlboro Man in commercials. College Football Hall of Fame 1966. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1966. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010.

Ike Turner

Real/Birth Name:
Ike Wister Turner
Also Known As:
Izear Luster Turner Jr.
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tina Turner by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Ike & Tina Turner. Songs It's Gonna Work Out Fine, River Deep - Mountain High, I Want to Take You Higher, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits. Death ruled a drug overdose on cocaine. Blues Hall of Fame 2005. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of Ike & Tina Turner.

St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6659 Delmar Boulevard.

Sam Cooke

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cook
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot to death - shooter never charged. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7051 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Willie Richardson

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Louis Richardson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams Jackson State University, Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012. College Football Hall of Fame 2003. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1979. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1993.

Rick Ross

Real/Birth Name:
William Leonard Roberts II
Also Known As:
Rick Ro$$
Teflon Da Don
Ricky Rozay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Hustlin'. Album Port of Miami went platinum. Album Trilla, songs The Boss, Speedin'. Movie Days of Wrath

Big Time Sarah

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

Brief Facts:

Recorded for Delmark records.

Gerald McRaney

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Lee McRaney
Nickname(s):
Mac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Delta Burke by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Jericho, Simon & Simon, Major Dad, Promised Land, Touched by an Angel, Deadwood, Central Park West. Movies for television Going for Broke, Ike: Countdown to D-Day. Television movie Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

Eagle Day

Real/Birth Name:
Herman Sidney Day
Nickname(s):
Eagle
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:

Punter. Teams University of Mississippi, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Washington Redskins, Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2003. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1981. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1988.

Jackie Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Jackie Larue Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tight end. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994. St. Louis Rams Ring of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6655 Delmar Boulevard.

Walter Payton

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Jerry Payton
Nickname(s):
Sweetness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NFL team Chicago Bears running back. College Football Hall of Fame 1999. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1993. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1988. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2010. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. Bert Bell Award 1985. Division II Football Hall of Fame 1999. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1977. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994. NFL Player of the Year 1977. NFL Player of the Year 1985. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1977.

Red Barber

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Lanier Barber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called baseball games for teams Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees. Considered the definer of radio game commentary style. Ford C Frick Award 1978. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Radio Hall of Fame 1995. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986. NSMA Hall of Fame 1973.

Tennessee Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Lanier Williams
Nickname(s):
Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 29 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin of
second cousin once removed of

Brief Facts:

Playwright. Wrote plays A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Night of the Iguana. Movies A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Died choking on a bottle cap. Kennedy Center Honors 1979. Theater Hall of Fame 1979. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980. Rainbow Honor Walk. Missouri Wall of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6500 Delmar Boulevard.

Dana Andrews

Real/Birth Name:
Carver Dana Andrews
(or:)Carver Daniel Andrews
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 15 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Steve Forrest by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Best Years of Our Lives, Elephant Walk, The Satan Bug

London Bridges

Real/Birth Name:
Johnson L. Bridges III
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Bobby, No Way Out, The Switch

Archie Manning

Real/Birth Name:
Elisha Archibald Manning III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams University of Mississippi, New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings. Reds Bagnell Award 2012. College Football Hall of Fame 1989. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1989. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1988. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1991. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1989. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1983. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1978. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2018.

Jimmy Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Mathias James Reed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 8 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mississippi blues star. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Jimi Jamison

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Wayne Jamison
Also Known As:
Jim Jamison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs The Moment of Truth, Is This Love, Burning Heart, I'm Always Here. Bands Cobra, Survivor. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Richard Truly

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Harrison Truly
Also Known As:
Richard H. Truly
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first astronaut to head NASA. Missions ALT (Approach and Landing Tests), STS-2, STS-8. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2001. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

T-Model Ford

Real/Birth Name:
James Lewis Carter Ford
Nickname(s):
The Taildragger
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cannot remember when he was born - 1920 or 1924.

Conway Twitty

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lloyd Jenkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man, Hello Darlin', Danny Boy. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1998. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.

Jimmie Lunceford

Real/Birth Name:
James Melvin Lunceford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alto saxophone. Swing era. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Sonny Boy Williamson (more famous)

Real/Birth Name:
Aleck Miller
Also Known As:
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Aleck "Rice" Miller
Rice Miller
Alex Miller
Nickname(s):
Willie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in Helena, Arkansas. Harmonica blues. Songs Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes, Bye Bye Bird. See also Sonny Boy Williamson (original). Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Finn Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Fearn Carter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soap (TV series) As the World Turns. Movies Tremors, Ghosts of Mississippi

George Scott

Real/Birth Name:
George Charles Scott Jr.
Nickname(s):
Boomer
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:

First baseman. Teams Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 2006. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2007. Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor 2014.

Jim Henson

Real/Birth Name:
James Maury Henson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Creator of the Muppets and TV show Sesame Street. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995. Television Hall of Fame 1987. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 2003.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 24 September 1991.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Wilbert Montgomery

Real/Birth Name:
Wilbert Montgomery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Abilene Christian University, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions. Running back coach, teams St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns. College Football Hall of Fame 1996. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor 1996. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Furry Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Walter E. Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Memphis. Used a bottle neck across the guitar strings. Lost a leg in a railroad accident in 1917. Song A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird. Blues Hall of Fame 2012. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Guitar Slim

Real/Birth Name:
Eddie Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album and song Things That I Used to Do fusion of gospel and blues. Died of pneumonia. Blues Hall of Fame 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Juanita Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Juanita Moore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Imitation of Life, The Singing Nun, The Kid

Riley Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Riley Henry Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Alabama, Washington Redskins. Coached at Washington and Lee University. College Football Hall of Fame 1985. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1984. Mobile Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1978.

Magic Sam

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Gene Maghett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died of a heart attack. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Magic Slim

Real/Birth Name:
Morris Holt
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:

Brief Facts:

Group Magic Slim and the Teardrops. Blues Hall of Fame 2017.

Trent Lott

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Trent Lott Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US Representative from Mississippi 1973-1989. Senator from Mississippi January 3, 1989 - December 18, 2007. Resigned. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 2010.

Brett Favre

Real/Birth Name:
Brett Lorenzo Favre
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams Southern Mississippi University, Green Bay Packers. He pronounces last name 'FARV'. Supports multiple charities. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2000. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 2015. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016. Bert Bell Award 1995. Bert Bell Award 1996. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1995. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2007. NFL Player of the Year 1995. NFL Player of the Year 1997. NFL Player of the Year 2002. NFL Player of the Year 2007. NFL Player of the Year 2009. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2018. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2015.

Lem Barney

Real/Birth Name:
Lemuel Joseph Barney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Teams Jackson State University, Detroit Lions. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1986. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1992. Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame 1983.

Tavis Smiley

Real/Birth Name:
Tavis Smiley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio talk show The Tavis Smiley Show
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 24 April 2014.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Danny Manning

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Ricardo Manning
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 10 inches (208.28 cm)

Brief Facts:

Power forward. Teams University of Kansas, Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons. Coach teams University of Tulsa, Wake Forest University. John R Wooden Award 1988. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Naismith College Player of the Year 1988. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2008.

Dorothy Dell

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

Brief Facts:

Broadway revue Ziegfeld Follies. Movies Wharf Angel, Little Miss Marker, Shoot the Works. Song With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming. Died in a car crash.

Harold Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Leon Jackson
Also Known As:
Harold "Sunny" Jackson
Nickname(s):
Sunny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams Jackson State University, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks. Movie North Dallas Forty. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2017. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1989. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1995.

Hot Dollar

Real/Birth Name:
Leon Gray
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Streetz on Lock

Shepard Smith

Real/Birth Name:
David Shepard Smith Jr.
Also Known As:
Shep Smith
Nickname(s):
Shep
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Studio B, The Fox Report, Shepard Smith Reporting on channel Fox News. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 2008.

Elmore James

Real/Birth Name:
Elmore Brooks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Postwar urban blues, responsible for slide-guitar styles that shaped rock. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1992. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Albert King

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Nelson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Laundromat Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1983. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2010. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6370 Delmar Boulevard.

Mary Alice

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Alice Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 17 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series I'll Fly Away. Play Fences won a Tony Award. Theater Hall of Fame 2000.

Muddy Waters

Real/Birth Name:
McKinley Morganfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2005. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015.

Tammy Wynette

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Wynette Pugh
Nickname(s):
First Lady of Country Music
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 29 days before her 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Jones by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Often sang with George Jones. Songs Stand by Your Man, I Don't Wanna Play House, D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1993. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2009. Grand Ole Opry.

B.B. King

Real/Birth Name:
Riley B. King
Also Known As:
B B King
BB King
Nickname(s):
King of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Album King of the Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 1995. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006. National Medal of Arts 1990. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2008. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 August 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bobby Valentino

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Wilson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Slow Down. Featured in song Pimpin All Over the World

Cat Cora

Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Cora
Nickname(s):
Cat
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first female Iron Chef. Started charity Chefs for Humanity. TV show The Cat Cora Show on channel Food Network. Probation for DUI conviction. Culinary Hall of Fame 2012.

Eudora Welty

Real/Birth Name:
Eudora Alice Welty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel The Optimist's Daughter. Short stories also. National Women's Hall of Fame. National Medal of Arts 1986. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980. French Legion of Honor 1996.

Freeman McNeil

Real/Birth Name:
Freeman McNeil
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams UCLA, New York Jets. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2005. New York Jets Ring of Honor 2011. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.

Geneva Carr

Real/Birth Name:
Geneva Carr
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Bull, Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Broadway play Hand to God. Speaks French.

Jackie Slater

Real/Birth Name:
Jackie Ray Slater
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle. Teams Los Angeles Rams, St. Louis Rams. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2013. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2003. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2001. St. Louis Rams Ring of Fame. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1997.

Kimberly Perry

Real/Birth Name:
Kimberly Marie Perry
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 9 inches (175.26 cm)

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Neil Perry (drummer) by 7 years.
older sister of
Older than Reid Perry by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist for group The Band Perry. Songs If I Die Young, Better Dig Two, Done, All Your Life

Lake Speed

Real/Birth Name:
Lake Chambers Speed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former NASCAR driver. 6-time United States Karting champion and World Karting champion 1978. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2010.

Neil Perry (drummer)

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Perry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Kimberly Perry by 7 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Reid Perry by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Drummer and background vocals, group The Band Perry. Songs If I Die Young, Better Dig Two, Done, All Your Life

Papa Charlie McCoy

Real/Birth Name:
Charles McCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Kansas Joe McCoy by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Delta blues.

Reid Perry

Real/Birth Name:
Reid Hogan Perry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
30, 1 day before his 31st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Kimberly Perry by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Neil Perry (drummer) by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Bassist and vocals, group The Band Perry. Songs If I Die Young, Better Dig Two, Done, All Your Life

Luke Easter

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. International League Hall of Fame 2008. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 1997.

Oprah Winfrey

Real/Birth Name:
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Nickname(s):
O
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Lee Daniels' the Butler, The Color Purple. News anchor. Talk show host. Name misspelled on birth certificate (should have been Biblical name Orpah). National Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Kennedy Center Honors 2010. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2001. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Television Hall of Fame 1993. Cecil B DeMille Award 2018.

Lance Bass

Real/Birth Name:
James Lance Bass
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group *NSYNC. TV series Dancing with the Stars. Movie On the Line. Paid Russia for training as an astronaut, did not go. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of *NSYNC for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 April 2018.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of *NSYNC for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 April 2018.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Leontyne Price

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Violet Leontyne Price
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than William Warfield by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Soprano opera singer. The first African-American top-earning prima donna at Metropolitan Opera. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 1980. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. National Medal of Arts 1985.

Ralph Boston

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Harold Boston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first person to break the 27 feet (8.2 m) barrier in the long jump. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1976. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1975. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Willie Totten

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Totten
Nickname(s):
Satellite
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Team Mississippi Valley State University. Pro teams BC Lions, Toronto Argonauts, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bruisers, Pittsburgh Gladiators, New Orleans Night. Coach, team Mississippi Valley State University. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2014. College Football Hall of Fame 2005. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2004. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2000. Mississippi Valley State University Athletics Hall of Fame 2006.

Hale Boggs

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Hale Boggs
Also Known As:
Thomas Hale Boggs Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Lindy Boggs, until he died.
Older than Lindy Boggs by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. On the Warren Commission. Candidate for governor of Louisiana, but lost. US Representative from Louisiana until his death. Succeeded by wife Lindy Boggs. Disappeared in Alaska in a single engine airplane.

Van Chancellor

Real/Birth Name:
Van Winston Chancellor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached women's basketball. Olympic Gold Medal 2004. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2005. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 2002. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2001.

Ruthie Bolton

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Ruth Bolton
Also Known As:
Ruthie Bolton-Holifield
Nickname(s):
Mighty Ruthie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams Auburn University, Sacramento Monarchs. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.
Sacramento Walk of Stars:
A star at L Street; ceremony: 2017.

Deuce McAllister

Real/Birth Name:
Dulymus Jenod McAllister
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams University of Mississippi, New Orleans Saints. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 2015. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 2012. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 2010. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.

Bo Diddley

Real/Birth Name:
Ellas Otha Bates
Also Known As:
Ellas Bates McDaniel
Nickname(s):
The Originator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Ellas Otha Bates. Later, adopted by mother's cousin, took name McDaniel. Song Hey Bo Diddley. Known for his homemade rectangular-shaped guitar and his signature rhythm beat. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.

Brandy

Real/Birth Name:
Brandy Rayana Norwood
Also Known As:
Brandy Norwood
Nickname(s):
B-Rocka
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Ray J by 1 year.
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Arachnophobia, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. TV series Moesha. Broadway musical play Chicago

Jamie Lynn Spears

Real/Birth Name:
Jamie-Lynn Marie Spears
Also Known As:
Jamie Spears
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Britney Spears by 9 years.
daughter of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV show Zoey 101. Pepsi commercials. Song How Could I Want More

Jimmy Boyd

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Boyd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Yvonne Craig by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Song I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. Movie Inherit the Wind
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lynne Spears

Real/Birth Name:
Lynne Irene Bridges
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Jamie Spears by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Television movie Brave New Girl

Ray J

Real/Birth Name:
William Raymond Norwood Jr.
Also Known As:
Ray Norwood
Ray J. Norwood
Ray-J
Nickname(s):
Willie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Brandy by 1 year.
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Album Raydiation. Song One Wish. TV shows Moesha, One on One. Movies Mars Attacks!, Steel. Host of BET cable TV show The BET.com Countdown

Margaret Wade

Real/Birth Name:
Lily Margaret Wade
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Delta State University, Mississippi Tupelo Redwings. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1974. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1985. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.

Big K.R.I.T.

Real/Birth Name:
Justin Scott
Also Known As:
Big Krit
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

Diane Ladd

Real/Birth Name:
Rose Diane Ladner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 13 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Bruce Dern by less than 1 year.
mother of
daughter of
second cousin of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Chinatown, 28 Days, Joy, Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More, Wild at Heart, Rambling Rose
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 November 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jimmie Rodgers

Real/Birth Name:
James Charles Rodgers
Nickname(s):
The Singing Brakeman
The Blue Yodeler
The Father of Country Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his yodelling style. Songs Blue Yodel, In the Jailhouse Now. Died of tuberculosis. Country Music Hall of Fame 1961. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2013.

Sela Ward

Real/Birth Name:
Sela Ann Ward
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Mississippi. University of Alabama graduate and cheerleader and homecoming queen. TV series FBI, Sisters, Once and Again, CSI: NY. Emmy Award winner. Movies Independence Day: Resurgence, Gone Girl, The Man Who Loved Women, Runaway Bride, The Fugitive, The Day After Tomorrow

Willye White

Real/Birth Name:
Willye Brown White
Gender:
Female
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:

First American track and field athlete to compete in five Olympics. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1981. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981.

Steve McNair

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen LaTreal McNair
Nickname(s):
Air McNair
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens. Shot to death - ruled a murder followed by suicide of the shooter. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2009. Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 2008. Walter Payton Award 1994. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2016. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 2006. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.

Hound Dog Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Roosevelt Taylor
Nickname(s):
Hound Dog
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and guitarist. Born 1915 (or 1917.) Blues Hall of Fame 1984. He had a small sixth finger on each hand, but amputated the extra finger from his right hand with a razor blade while drunk. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Hugh Green

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Donell Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins. College Football Hall of Fame 1996. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. Maxwell Award 1980. Rotary Lombardi Award 1980. Walter Camp Award 1980. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1980. UPI Lineman of the Year 1980.

Mickey Gilley

Real/Birth Name:
Mickey Leroy Gilley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Honky-tonk piano. Songs Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time, Stand by Me. First cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. The scene for movie Urban Cowboy is his famous bar "Gilley's Club" in Pasadena, Texas. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2011. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2002. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 October 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

William Faulkner

Real/Birth Name:
William Cuthbert Falkner
Also Known As:
William Cuthbert Faulkner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel The Sound and the Fury. Twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Nobel Prize in Literature 1949. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1980.

Jai Johanny Johanson

Real/Birth Name:
John Johan Johanson
Also Known As:
Jaimoe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer, one of the founding members of group The Allman Brothers Band Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Jimmy Buffett

Real/Birth Name:
James William Buffett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Margaritaville, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Come Monday. Broadway musical Escape to Margaritaville. Book (novel) A Salty Piece of Land. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006.

Sarah Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Bailey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age:
46 or 47
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first NFL official, as a line judge. Also did commercials for Activia yogurt.

Robin Roberts

Real/Birth Name:
Robin Renť Roberts
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 7 days before her 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball in high school and college. Anchor of ABC's morning news TV show Good Morning America. Book From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2012. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1962. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2013. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2009.

Bruiser Kinard

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Manning Kinard
Also Known As:
Frank Manning Kinnard Sr.
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:

Teams University of Mississippi, Brooklyn Dodgers/Tigers, New York Yankees. Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1986. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1961. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1969. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1980. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971.

Ray Perkins

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Ray Perkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 20 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver, teams University of Alabama, Baltimore Colts. Coach, teams New York Giants, University of Alabama, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arkansas State University. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1998. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2016. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2005.

Wyatt Cooper

Real/Birth Name:
Wyatt Emory Cooper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
husband of
Gloria Vanderbilt, until he died.
Younger than Gloria Vanderbilt by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fourth husband of Gloria Vanderbilt

Sunnyland Slim

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Luandrew
Also Known As:
Dr. Clayton's Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues pianist. Blues Hall of Fame 1991.

Chris Boykin

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Boykin
Also Known As:
Christopher "Big Black" Boykin
Nickname(s):
Big Black
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Brief Facts:

TV series Rob & Big

Kansas Joe McCoy

Real/Birth Name:
Wilbur Joe McCoy
Also Known As:
Kansas Joseph Allen McCoy
JoeMcCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Memphis Minnie by 7 years.
older brother of
Older than Papa Charlie McCoy by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Song When the Levee Breaks

Dolly Stark

Real/Birth Name:
Monroe Randolph Stark
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Cleveland Naps, Brooklyn Dodgers from 1909-1912. He later served as an umpire. Murdered in Memphis by gunshot.

Big Bill Broonzy

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Conley Broonzy
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
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:

A pioneer of the Chicago blues style. Song Key to the Highway. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Dave "Boo" Ferriss

Real/Birth Name:
David Meadow Ferriss
Nickname(s):
Boo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 11 days before his 95th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Mississippi State University, Boston Red Sox. Coach, team Delta State University. ABCA Hall of Fame 1988. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 2002. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1964. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Honeyboy Edwards

Real/Birth Name:
David Edwards
Also Known As:
David "Honeyboy" Edwards
Mr. Honey
Nickname(s):
Honeyboy
Honey Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Wind Howlin' Blues, The Army Blues, Long Tall Woman Blues, Gamblin Man, Just Like Jesse James. Received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award on January 31, 2010. Blues Hall of Fame 1996. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Mississippi Slim (blues)

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Horn Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

See also Mississippi Slim. Song Crying in the Arms of Another Love

Charley Pride

Real/Birth Name:
Charley Frank Pride
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In the Negro American League for the team Memphis Red Sox. Song Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'. Country Music Hall of Fame 2000. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1996. Grand Ole Opry.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 July 1999.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mississippi Slim

Real/Birth Name:
Carbel Lee Ausborn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
88 or 89
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Station WELO in Tupelo, Mississippi during the later 1940s. Hillbilly singer. See also Mississippi Slim (blues). Grand Ole Opry.

Cool Papa Bell

Real/Birth Name:
James Thomas Nichols
Also Known As:
James Thomas Bell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center field and pitcher, in Negro league baseball. Not known when he changed his name to Bell. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1995. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6265 Delmar Boulevard.

Jerry Rice

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lee Rice
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Pro teams San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos. Rated #1 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2007. College Football Hall of Fame 2006. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2007. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2010. 49ers Hall of Fame 2010. Bert Bell Award 1987. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1987. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1993. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2005. Mississippi Valley State University Athletics Hall of Fame 2006.

Jerry Butler

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Butler Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 22 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song For Your Precious Love with group The Impressions. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 1986. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Impressions.

Matt "Guitar" Murphy

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Tyler Murphy
Also Known As:
Matt Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Bands The Blues Brothers, Howlin' Wolf. Blues Hall of Fame 2012. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of The Blues Brothers.

Willie Best

Real/Birth Name:
William Best
Also Known As:
Sleep 'n' Eat
Sleep 'n Eat
Sleep n' Eat
William Best
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies High Sierra, The Littlest Rebel. African-American comedy actor, sometimes billed as Sleep 'n' Eat.

John Lee Hooker

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Hooker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth year may be 1912. Songs Boogie Chillen', Crawling King Snake, Dimples, Boom Boom, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, Iím in the Mood. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2016. Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 11 September 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Parker Hall

Real/Birth Name:
Linus Parker Hall
Nickname(s):
Bullet
Tunica Tornado
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:

Quarterback / tailback. Teams University of Mississippi, Cleveland Rams, San Francisco 49ers. College Football Hall of Fame 1991. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1970. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1987.

Diplo

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wesley Pentz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
41, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name from diplodocus, a dinosaur. Philadelphia-based. Record producer and school teacher. Album Decent Work for Decent Pay

Elvis Presley

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2001. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2018. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant; ceremony: 2 February 2016.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Beah Richards

Real/Birth Name:
Beulah Elizabeth Richardson
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:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced first name Bee-ah. Academy award nomination for part in movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?. Won Emmy for part in TV series The Practice. TV show ER. Book A Black Woman Speaks and Other Poems. Broadway play The Amen Corner

Billy Shaw

Real/Birth Name:
William Lewis Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 29 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard. Teams Georgia Institute of Technology, Buffalo Bills. Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame 1988. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1979. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1996. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1999.

The Gift of Gab

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy J. Parker
Also Known As:
Gift of Gab
Tiny T
Tim Parker
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Blackalicious. Albums Blazing Arrow, The Craft. Solo album 4th Dimensional Rocketships Going Up. Song Rat Race

Willie Dixon

Real/Birth Name:
William James Dixon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Imprisoned as a conscientious objector. Won Illinois Golden Gloves. Songs I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover recorded by others. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

Sue Gunter

Real/Birth Name:
Sue Gunter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Middle Tennessee State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Louisiana State University, United States Olympic Team. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2003. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2005. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2000.

Howlin' Wolf

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Arthur Burnett
Also Known As:
Howlin Wolf
Nickname(s):
Big Foot
Bull Cow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitar and harmonica. Album Howlin' Wolf in 1962. Album The London Sessions featuring Eric Clapton plus Ringo Starr and others in backup. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Donald Peterson

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Herod Peterson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot, test pilot. Astronaut. Missions: STS-6. Inaugural flight of Challenger, performed a spacewalk to test the new airlock and space suits.

Lester Young

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Willis Young
Nickname(s):
Pres
Prez
The Prez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. Member of Count Basie Orchestra. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Stella Stevens

Real/Birth Name:
Estelle Caro Eggleston
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Playboy Playmate January 1960. Movies Girls! Girls! Girls!, The Nutty Professor, The Poseidon Adventure. Movie musical Li'l Abner. TV shows Ben Casey, Flamingo Road

Willie Brown

Real/Birth Name:
William Ferdie Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 16 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Team Oakland Raiders. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1995. Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1993.
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