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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.

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WyldBill
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Billy Avery Coffee
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel rapper from Cleveland and Kosciusko Mississippi area. Album Pride.

Jennifer Gillom
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Gillom
Nickname(s):
Grandmama
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
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.

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Peggie Gillom
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Peggie Gillom
Also Known As:
Peggie Gillom Granderson
Peggie Gillom-Granderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
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.

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John Dye
actor

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
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
James Earl Jones
Nickname(s):
Todd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90, his birthday
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.

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 135 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way7 January 1996

Pinetop Perkins
musician, blues

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.

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Archie Moore
boxing, actor

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.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6648 Delmar Boulevard

Chet Walker
basketball, actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Walker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward / power forward. Teams Bradley University, Syracuse Nationals, Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls. TV series The White Shadow.

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Chris LeDoux
singer, country, rodeo, sculptor

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.

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Eric Roberts
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Anthony Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
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.
brother of
Older than Lisa Roberts Gillan by 8 or 9 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

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

Fred Haise
space

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Wallace Haise Jr.
Nickname(s):
Pecky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
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.

Space Missions:

Apollo 13 (1970)
Third landing attempt aborted near the Moon, due to SM failure. Crew used LM as "life boat" to return to Earth.

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Junior Parker
blues, singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Herman Parker Jr.
Also Known As:
Little Junior Parker
Herbert Parker
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.

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Mary Ann Mobley
model, actor

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.

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James Harol Lofton
football

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.

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L.C. Greenwood
football

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.

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John Johnson
basketball

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.

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Charlie Conerly
football, model

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.

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Ike Turner
musician, bandleader, producer, composer, overdose

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.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of group Ike & Tina Turner.
St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6659 Delmar Boulevard

Sam Cooke
singer, murdered

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.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7051 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry1 February 1994

Willie Richardson
football

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.

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Rick Ross
rapper, accused, actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Leonard Roberts II
Also Known As:
Rick Ro$$
Teflon Da Don
Ricky Rozay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43, 4 days before his 44th birthday
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
blues, singer

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
actor, director, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Lee McRaney
Nickname(s):
Mac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
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
football

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.

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Jackie Smith
football

Real/Birth Name:
Jackie Larue Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 4 inches (193.04 cm)

Brief Facts:

Tight end. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6655 Delmar Boulevard

Walter Payton
football

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.

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Red Barber
baseball, sports analyst, radio, writer

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.

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Tennessee Williams
writer, poet, accident, Tony Award

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.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6500 Delmar Boulevard

Dana Andrews
actor

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
actor, writer, producer, model

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

Brief Facts:

Movies Bobby, No Way Out, The Switch.

Archie Manning
football, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Elisha Archibald Manning III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
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.

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Jimmy Reed
musician, blues

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.

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Jimi Jamison
singer, composer

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.

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Richard Truly
space

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Harrison Truly
Also Known As:
Richard H. Truly
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
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).

Space Missions:

STS-2
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-8
Shuttle Challenger, launched August 30, 1983

Duration: 6d 1h.

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T-Model Ford
blues, musician

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
singer, country

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.

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Jimmie Lunceford
jazz, musician

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.

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Sonny Boy Williamson (more famous)
musician, blues, composer

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).

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Finn Carter
actor, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Fearn Carter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
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
baseball

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.

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Jim Henson
producer, tv, singer, puppeteer

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.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry24 September 1991

Wilbert Montgomery
football

Real/Birth Name:
Wilbert Montgomery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
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.

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Furry Lewis
blues, musician

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.

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Guitar Slim
singer, musician, blues

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.

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Juanita Moore
actor, Broadway

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
football, coach

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.

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Magic Sam
blues, musician

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.

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Magic Slim
blues, musician, singer

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.

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Trent Lott
Senator, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Trent Lott Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
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.

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Brett Favre
football, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Brett Lorenzo Favre
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
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.

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Lem Barney
football

Real/Birth Name:
Lemuel Joseph Barney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Teams Jackson State University, Detroit Lions.

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Tavis Smiley
radio, writer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Tavis Smiley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio talk show The Tavis Smiley Show.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry24 April 2014

Danny Manning
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Ricardo Manning
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
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.

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Dorothy Dell
actor, singer, Broadway, accident, vehicle crash

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
football, actor, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Leon Jackson
Also Known As:
Harold "Sunny" Jackson
Nickname(s):
Sunny
Double 'O' Soul
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 11 days after his birthday
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.

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Hot Dollar
rapper

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

Brief Facts:

Song Streetz on Lock.

Robert Johnson
blues, singer, musician, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Leroy Johnson
Also Known As:
R. L. Spencer
Robert Spencer
Robert Lonnie Johnson
Nickname(s):
King of the Delta Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie Crossroads. Song Terraplane Blues. Possibly poisoned, possible death by illness.

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Shepard Smith
news

Real/Birth Name:
David Shepard Smith Jr.
Also Known As:
Shep Smith
Nickname(s):
Shep
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 3 days after his birthday
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.

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Elmore James
musician, blues, singer, composer

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.

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Albert King
blues, musician, singer

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.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6370 Delmar Boulevard

Mary Alice
actor, soap, Tony Award, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Alice Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
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, All My Children, A Different World. Movie The Matrix Revolutions. Play Fences won a Tony Award.

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Hank Cochran
musician, composer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Perry Cochran
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 18 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jeannie Seely by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song I Fall to Pieces with Harlan Howard. Made popular by Patsy Cline. Songs Make the World Go Away, A Little Bitty Tear. Performed for a while with Eddie Cochran - not related.

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Muddy Waters
singer, folk, unusual name

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:

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Tammy Wynette
singer, country

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.

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B.B. King
singer, musician, blues

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.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry21 August 1990

Bobby Valentino
R&B, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Wilson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
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
cook, tv, activist, writer, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Cora
Nickname(s):
Cat
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 16 days after her birthday
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.

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Eudora Welty
writer, photographer

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.

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Freeman McNeil
football

Real/Birth Name:
Freeman McNeil
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams UCLA, New York Jets.

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Geneva Carr
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Geneva Carr
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
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
football

Real/Birth Name:
Jackie Ray Slater
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
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.

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Kimberly Perry
singer, actor, country

Real/Birth Name:
Kimberly Marie Perry
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
37
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
auto racing, unusual name, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Lake Chambers Speed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, his birthday
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.

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Neil Perry (drummer)
musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Perry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
30
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
blues, musician, composer

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
bassist, singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Reid Hogan Perry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
32
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
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.

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Oprah Winfrey
tv, actor, producer, business

Real/Birth Name:
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Nickname(s):
O
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 12 days before her 67th birthday
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).

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Lance Bass
singer, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
James Lance Bass
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
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.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry30 April 2018 as a member of group *NSYNC.

Leontyne Price
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Violet Leontyne Price
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
93, 24 days before her 94th birthday
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.

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Ralph Boston
track

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Harold Boston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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.

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Willie Totten
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Totten
Nickname(s):
Satellite
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
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.

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Hale Boggs
politician, US Representative, accident, air crash

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
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Van Winston Chancellor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
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.

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Ruthie Bolton
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Ruth Bolton
Also Known As:
Ruthie Bolton-Holifield
Nickname(s):
Mighty Ruthie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
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.

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Sacramento Walk of Stars A star at L Street2017

Deuce McAllister
football

Real/Birth Name:
Dulymus Jenod McAllister
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42, 21 days after his birthday
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.

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Bo Diddley
singer, musician, adopted

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.

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Brandy
singer, R&B, actor, composer, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Brandy Rayana Norwood
Also Known As:
Brandy Norwood
Nickname(s):
B-Rocka
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
41, 25 days before her 42nd birthday
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
actor, model, singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Jamie-Lynn Marie Spears
Also Known As:
Jamie Spears
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
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
singer, actor

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.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Lynne Spears
writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Lynne Irene Bridges
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
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
singer, R&B, tv, actor, rapper, producer

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:
40, his birthday
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
basketball, coach

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.

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Big K.R.I.T.
rapper, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Justin Scott
Also Known As:
Big Krit
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
34
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
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Rose Diane Ladner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
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.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry1 November 2010

Jimmie Rodgers
singer, country, composer

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.

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Sela Ward
actor, model, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Sela Ann Ward
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
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
track

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.

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Jim Pace
auto racing

Real/Birth Name:
Jim Pace
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

24 Hours of Daytona race winner. Died of COVID-19.

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Steve McNair
football, murdered

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.

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Hound Dog Taylor
blues, musician, singer

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. He had a small sixth finger on each hand, but amputated the extra finger from his right hand with a razor blade while drunk.

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Hugh Green
football

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Donell Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins.

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Mickey Gilley
musician, singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Mickey Leroy Gilley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
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.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry18 October 1984

William Faulkner
writer

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.

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Jai Johanny Johanson
musician

Real/Birth Name:
John Johan Johanson
Also Known As:
Jaimoe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
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.

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Jimmy Buffett
singer, musician, composer, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
James William Buffett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 23 days after his birthday
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.

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Paul Crane
football

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Crane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams University of Alabama, New York Jets.

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Sarah Thomas
football

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Bailey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age:
48 or 49
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Robin Roberts
news, basketball, sports analyst, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Robin Renť Roberts
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
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.

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Bruiser Kinard
football

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.

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Ray Perkins
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Ray Perkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 3 days after his 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.

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Lacey Chabert
actor, model, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Lacey Nicole Chabert
Also Known As:
Lacy Chabert
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical play Les Miserables. Movies Not Another Teen Movie, Lost in Space, Mean Girls, The Wild Thornberrys Movie as a voice actor, also for other animated films. Was Miss Jr. Mississippi. Did commercials. Last name is pronounced "Shuh-BEHR" and is of French (Cajun) origin. Appeared in many Hallmark movies.

Wyatt Cooper
writer, actor

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
blues, musician, singer

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chris Boykin
actor, writer, producer, musician

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
blues, composer, musician

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
baseball, murdered

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
singer, composer, blues

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.

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Dave "Boo" Ferriss
baseball, coach

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.

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Honeyboy Edwards
blues, musician, singer, writer

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.

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Mississippi Slim (blues)
blues, singer

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
singer, country, baseball, business

Real/Birth Name:
Charley Frank Pride
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
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'.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry21 July 1999

Mississippi Slim
country, singer, radio

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).

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Cool Papa Bell
baseball

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6265 Delmar Boulevard

Jerry Rice
football

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lee Rice
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
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.

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Jerry Butler
singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Butler Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of group The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of group The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of group The Impressions.

Matt "Guitar" Murphy
blues, musician

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.

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Willie Best
actor

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
singer, musician, blues, composer

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry11 September 1997

Parker Hall
football

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.

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Diplo
producer, dj, rapper, reggae music, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wesley Pentz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
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
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

Beah Richards
actor, writer, poet, activist, Broadway, Tony Award

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
football

Real/Birth Name:
William Lewis Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 33 days after his 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.

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The Gift of Gab
rapper

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
composer, blues, singer, musician, boxing, criminal, producer, bassist

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.

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Sue Gunter
basketball, coach

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.

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Howlin' Wolf
musician, singer, blues, composer, unusual name

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.

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Donald Peterson
space, aviator

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. Inaugural flight of Challenger, performed a spacewalk to test the new airlock and space suits.

Space Missions:

STS-6
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 04, 1983

Duration: 5d 0h.

Pops Staples
singer, R&B, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Roebuck Staples
Also Known As:
Roebuck "Pops" Staples
Nickname(s):
Pops
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 9 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Staple Singers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lester Young
musician, jazz

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.

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Stella Stevens
actor, director, producer, model, playmate

Real/Birth Name:
Estelle Caro Eggleston
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
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
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Ferdie Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Team Oakland Raiders.

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