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Haystak

Real/Birth Name:
Jason Winfree
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Film Hustle & Flow

Jimmy King

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy King
Also Known As:
Jimmie King
Jimmie King Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
18
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist, original member of band The Bar-kays. Died in the plane crash with other band members. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Bar-kays.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Bar-kays.

Pearl Butler

Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Dee Jones
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Carl Butler, until she died.
Younger than Carl Butler by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Duo Carl Butler and Pearl. Song Don't Let Me Cross Over Grand Ole Opry as a member of Carl Butler and Pearl.

Wilma Rudolph

Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Glodean Rudolph
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she won three Olympic titles. National Women's Hall of Fame 1994. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1993. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. James E. Sullivan Award 1961.

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Jennings Ford
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Pea-Picker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Sixteen Tons. TV show I Love Lucy. Country Music Hall of Fame 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1994. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Patrick Willis

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick L. Willis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams University of Mississippi, San Francisco 49ers. Dick Butkus Award 2006. Jack Lambert Trophy 2006. Professional Dick Butkus Award 2009.

Archie Campbell (Hee Haw)

Real/Birth Name:
Archie James Campbell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Comedy and writing for TV show Hee Haw. Role as a lecherous doctor with Nurse Goodbody. Albums Trouble in the Amen Corner, Bull Session at Bull's Creek

Minnie Pearl

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Ophelia Colley
Also Known As:
Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Comedienne. TV show Hee Haw. Wore hats with a price tag still attached, and her greeting "Howwww-DEE!". Country Music Hall of Fame 1975. National Medal of Arts 1992.

Oscar Robertson

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Palmer Robertson
Also Known As:
Oscar P. Robertson
Nickname(s):
The Big O
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 4 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Height 6' 5". Teams University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. FIBA Hall of Fame 2009. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1964. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.

Bessie Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Smith
Nickname(s):
Empress of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Down Hearted Blues, St. Louis Blues with Louis Armstrong. Died of injuries in a car accident. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1967. National Women's Hall of Fame 1984. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2008.

Bill McKinney

Real/Birth Name:
William McKinney
Also Known As:
William McKinney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Deliverance, The Outlaw Josie Wales, The Green Mile, First Blood, Back to the Future Part III. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Isaiah Rashad

Real/Birth Name:
Isaiah Rashad McClain
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Cilvia Dem, The Sun's Tirade

Joe Steffy

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Benton Steffy Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, defensive center. Teams University of Tennessee, US Military Academy. College Football Hall of Fame 1987. Outland Trophy 1947. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Lady Bunny

Real/Birth Name:
Jon Ingle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drag queen. Style comments on television. Movies Wigstock: The Movie, Peoria Babylon, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. Club DJ.

Ralphie May

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Duren May
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:

Movie Squidbillies. At one point his weight was 800 pounds.

Reggie White

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Howard White
Nickname(s):
Minister of Defense
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of Tennessee, Memphis Showboats, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers. College Football Hall of Fame 2002. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 2006. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 2005. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Eagles Hall of Fame 2005. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2003. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1987. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1998. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1992.

Tamara E. Jernigan

Real/Birth Name:
Tamara Elizabeth Jernigan
Nickname(s):
Tammy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Peter Wisoff by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-40, STS-52, STS-67, STS-80, STS-96

Pat Summitt

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Sue Head
Also Known As:
Pat Head Summitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Women's basketball coach. Team Tennessee Lady Vols. Won more that 1,000 games. Books Reach for the Summitt, Raise the Roof. Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century 2000. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2000. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2003. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2012. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2011. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2008.

Steve Sloan

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Charles Sloan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Alabama, Atlanta Falcons. Coach, teams Florida State University, Georgia Tech University, Vanderbilt University, Texas Tech University, University of Mississippi, Duke University. Administration after that. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1982. Sammy Baugh Trophy 1965. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2000.

J.J. Redick

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Clay Redick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard. Teams Duke University, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 2005. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 2006. James E. Sullivan Award 2005. John R Wooden Award 2006. Naismith College Player of the Year 2006.

Mack Brown

Real/Birth Name:
William Mack Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Vanderbilt University, Florida State University. Coach, teams Appalachian State University, University of Oklahoma, Tulane University, University of North Carolina, University of Texas. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 2008. Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame 2016. Paul "Bear" Bryant Award 2005. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 2006.

Isaac Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 10 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Hot Buttered Soul, Black Moses. Song Theme from Shaft from movie Shaft. Movies It Could Happen to You, Ninth Street, Reindeer Games, I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka, Hustle & Flow. TV shows Stargate SG-1, South Park in the role of Chef. Songs Hold On, I'm Coming, Soul Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1994. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Buford Pusser

Real/Birth Name:
Buford Hayse Pusser
Nickname(s):
Walking Tall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of multiple movies - Walking Tall (1973), Walking Tall (2004) which are loosely based on his story. Sheriff of McNairy County TN. Died in car accident - possibly run off the road.

Faye Throneberry

Real/Birth Name:
Maynard Faye Throneberry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfield. Teams Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox In 1952, he hit a grand slam off Early Wynn

Miley Cyrus

Real/Birth Name:
Destiny Hope Cyrus
Also Known As:
Miley Ray Cyrus
Destiny Cyrus
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
25, 3 days before her 26th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Birth name is "Destiny Hope Cyrus", name changed officially to "Miley Ray Cyrus." Star of TV show Hannah Montana. Guitarist. Movies Big Fish. Albums Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout, Bangerz. Song Wrecking Ball

Scotty Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Winfield Scott Moore III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for Elvis Presley. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Song Heartbreak Hotel. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015.

Huell Howser

Real/Birth Name:
Huell Burnley Howser
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series California's Gold about travel in California, originating on station KCET in Los Angeles.

Curly Fox

Real/Birth Name:
Arnim LeRoy Fox
Also Known As:
Curley Fox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Texas Ruby, until her earlier death.
Younger than Texas Ruby by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Fiddler with his wife, backup musician at the Grand Ole Opry. Grand Ole Opry.

Betty Jaynes (actress)

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Jayne Schultz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Babes in Arms, Meet the People, Sweethearts

Cary Middlecoff

Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Cary Middlecoff
Also Known As:
Dr. Middlecoff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

40 Tour wins, three major championships. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1996. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1987. World Golf Hall of Fame 1986. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

Dixie Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Winifred Wyatt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40, 3 days before her 41st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Bing Crosby, until she died.
Younger than Bing Crosby by 8 years.
grandmother of
mother of
mother of
mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Love in Bloom

Lloyd Carr

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Henty Carr Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team University of Michigan. College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Paul "Bear" Bryant Award 1997. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2013. Woody Hayes Trophy 1997. George Munger Award 1997. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 2007. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1997.

Eddy Arnold

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Edward Arnold
Nickname(s):
The Tennessee Plowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 7 days before his 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Anytime, Cattle Call, Make the World Go Away. Country Music Hall of Fame 1966. Music City Walk of Fame 2010. National Medal of Arts 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6775 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Golden Tate

Real/Birth Name:
Golden H. Tate III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver and punt returner. Teams University of Notre Dame, Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions. Fred Biletnikoff Award 2009.

Doug Atkins

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

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of Tennessee, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1985. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1995. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966.

Earl Montgomery

Real/Birth Name:
Omar Earl Montgomery
Also Known As:
Earl "Peanutt" Montgomery
Nickname(s):
Peanutt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song One of These Days. Composed many songs for George Jones

Casey Jones

Real/Birth Name:
John Luther Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed locomotive engineer. Subject of a poem Casey Jones

Ed Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Lee Jones
Also Known As:
Ed "Too Tall" Jones
Edward Jones
Nickname(s):
Too Tall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

6' 9" defensive end for NFL football team Dallas Cowboys. Movies Necessary Roughness, Semi-Tough. Professional boxer in 1979. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2013. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1973.

Sonny Boy Williamson (original)

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Williamson
Also Known As:
Sonny Boy Williamso
Nickname(s):
The Father of Modern Blues Harp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Harmonica blues. Record/song Good Morning, School Girl in 1937 was a hit. His stage name widely copied. Killed after a mugging. See also Sonny Boy Williamson (more famous). Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Steve Fossett

Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Fossett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Millionaire adventurer. Swam the English Channel. First nonstop balloon flight around the world. First nonstop solo airplane flight around the world without refueling, March 3, 2005. Died in a plane crash, not found for over a year. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007.

Wink Martindale

Real/Birth Name:
Winston Conrad Martindale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 14 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Game show host for TV shows Gambit, High Rollers, Debt, Tic-Tac-Dough. American TV Game Show Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 2 June 2006.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Roger K. Crouch

Real/Birth Name:
Roger K. Crouch
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-83, STS-94

Dana X. Bible

Real/Birth Name:
Dana Xenophon Bible
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Mississippi College, Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University, University of Nebraska, University of Texas. Athletic director. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1954. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1960. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Nebraska Football Hall of Fame 1971. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Brad Renfro

Real/Birth Name:
Bradley Barron Renfro
Nickname(s):
Pagey
Renfreak
Fro
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Client, The Cure, Tom and Huck, The Theory of the Leisure Class, The Jacket, Ghost World, Bully. Sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay more than $4,000 for repairs on a yacht that he tried to steal in Fort Lauderdale. Found dead in his home of an accidental drug overdose on heroin, per coroner's autopsy.

Carl Butler

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Robert Butler
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Pearl Butler, until her earlier death.
Older than Pearl Butler by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Duo Carl Butler and Pearl. Song Don't Let Me Cross Over Grand Ole Opry as a member of Carl Butler and Pearl.

Christina Hendricks

Real/Birth Name:
Christina Rene Hendricks
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Mad Men, ER. Movie Drive

D.D. Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Douglas Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Mississippi State University, Dallas Cowboys. College Football Hall of Fame 2001. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1987. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 1982. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Dale Dickey

Real/Birth Name:
Diana Dale Dickey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Winter's Bone. TV show My Name Is Earl

David Keith

Real/Birth Name:
David Lemuel Keith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Brubaker, U-571, An Officer and a Gentleman

Dirtbag

Real/Birth Name:
Jermany James
Also Known As:
King James
Jo-Vicious
Dirt Bag
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age:
40 or 41
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Miami. Song Here WeGo. Album Eyes Above the Water

Jack Hanna

Real/Birth Name:
John Bushnell Hanna
Nickname(s):
Jungle Jack
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 zookeeper at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio. Famed for showing exotic animals on television.

James Agee

Real/Birth Name:
James Rufus Agee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Script for movie The African Queen. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the United States.

Johnny Knoxville

Real/Birth Name:
Philip John Clapp
Nickname(s):
PJ
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Last Stand, The Dukes of Hazzard, Walking Tall (2004), Men in Black II, Lords of Dogtown, Coyote Ugly. TV series Jackass

Kristian Bush

Real/Birth Name:
Kristian Merrill Bush
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Country duo Sugarland

Polly Bergen

Real/Birth Name:
Nellie Paulina Burgin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Freddie Fields by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Move Over Darling, Cape Fear (1962). TV series Commander in Chief, The Polly Bergen Show

Quentin Tarantino

Real/Birth Name:
Quentin Jerome Tarantino
Nickname(s):
QT
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Hateful Eight, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill: Vol. 1. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 21 December 2015.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ray Graves

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Ray Graves
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Deaf in one ear. Center. Teams University of Tennessee, Philadelphia Eagles, Phil-Pitt Steagles. Coach at team University of Florida. College Football Hall of Fame 1990. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2001. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1990.

Michael Jeter

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jeter
Also Known As:
Mike Jeter
Michael Jeeter
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:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Gift, Air Bud, Open Range, The Green Mile, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Patch Adams, Waterworld, Jurassic Park III. TV series Evening Shade. Tony Award in 1990 for Broadway play Grand Hotel

Chet Atkins

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Burton Atkins
Also Known As:
Mister Guitar
The Country Gentleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Highly respected guitarist and producer. Album The Essential Chet Atkins. Song Jam Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 1973. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1995. Grand Ole Opry. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1994.

Johnny Majors

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Terrill Majors
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams University of Tennessee, Montreal Alouettes. As head coach, teams Iowa State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Tennessee. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2005. College Football Hall of Fame 1987. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1973. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1976. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1973.

Carl Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Milton Smith
Nickname(s):
Mister Country
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Goldie Hill, until her earlier death.
Older than Goldie Hill by 5 years.
ex-husband of
Older than June Carter Cash by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Let's Live a Little, You Are the One, Back Up Buddy, Hey Joe!, Loose Talk. Movies The Badge of Marshal Brennan, Buffalo Gun. Country Music Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1517 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Roy Acuff

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Claxton Acuff
Nickname(s):
King of Country Music
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:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Band Smoky Mountain Boys. Song Wabash Cannonball. Country Music Hall of Fame 1962. Kennedy Center Honors 1991. National Medal of Arts 1991. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ralph Emery

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Ralph Emery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Late-night country music disc jockey on Nashville's station WSM-AM. Host of TV show Pop! Goes the Country. Country Music Hall of Fame 2007. National Radio Hall of Fame 2010.

Dixie Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Dixie Virginia Carter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Hal Holbrook, until she died.
Younger than Hal Holbrook by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

In TV series Designing Women, Diff'rent Strokes, The Edge of Night, Desperate Housewives. Television movie Our First Christmas. Broadway musical Pal Joey

8Ball

Real/Birth Name:
Premro Smith
Also Known As:
Eightball
Ball
8 Ball
Primrose Smith?
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group 8Ball & MJG. Songs What's Yo Favorite Color?, Almost Famous

Anne Haney

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Ryan Thomas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Osterman Weekend, Mrs. Doubtfire, role as the social worker. TV series L.A. Law

Aretha Franklin

Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer. Movie The Blues Brothers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. UK Music Hall of Fame 2005. Kennedy Center Honors 1994. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. National Medal of Arts 1999. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2001. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Barrett Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Barrett Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams University of Alabama, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles. Jim Parker Trophy 2011. Outland Trophy 2011. Rimington Trophy 2012. William V. Campbell Trophy 2012. Wuerffel Trophy 2011.

Brian Christopher

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Christopher Lawler
Also Known As:
Grand Master Sexay
El Unico
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

WWE pro wrestler. Group Too Cool. Found hanging in a cell at the Hardeman County Jail.

Cowboy Jack Clement

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Henderson Clement
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. Country Music Hall of Fame 2013.

Cybill Shepherd

Real/Birth Name:
Cybill Lynne Shepherd
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Cybill, Moonlightiing, Psych, The Client List, Eastwick, The L Word. Movies Taxi Driver, The Last Picture Show Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 21 January 1988.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

DJ Paul

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Beauregard
Also Known As:
D.J. Paul
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Younger than Lord Infamous by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group Three 6 Mafia. Album When the Smoke Clears. Song It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp from the movie Hustle & Flow won an Oscar 2006. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Three 6 Mafia.

Drumma Boy

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Gholson
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Music producer.

Gangsta Boo

Real/Birth Name:
Lola Mitchell
Also Known As:
Lady Boo
Miss Lady
Crazy Lady
Devil Daughter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formerly with group Three 6 Mafia. Album When the Smoke Clears Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Three 6 Mafia.

George Hamilton

Real/Birth Name:
George Stevens Hamilton IV
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Alana Stewart by 5 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Godfather: Part III, Where the Boys Are, Love at First Bite, Your Cheatin' Heart, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, Zorro, the Gay Blade. Broadway musical play Chicago. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1976. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 12 August 2009.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 210 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 10 December 1999.

Ginnifer Goodwin

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Michelle Goodwin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Josh Dallas by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Once Upon a Time, Big Love, Ed. Movie Mona Lisa Smile. Movie Walk the Line in role of the first wife of Johnny Cash

Hal Needham

Real/Birth Name:
Hal Brett Needham
Also Known As:
Harold Needham
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dani Crayne by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Stunt double and stunt coordinator. Movies Smokey and the Bandits, Cannonball Run II, Stroker Ace, Little Big Man

Ind

Real/Birth Name:
Tobian Tools
Also Known As:
Indo
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Angel Dust

Jay Reatard

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Garage-punk music. Guitarist. Albums Teenage Hate, Watch Me Fall. Groups Reatards, Lost Sounds, Angry Angles

Jazze Pha

Real/Birth Name:
Phalon Anton Alexander
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age:
43 or 44
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Happy Hour

Johnny Ace

Real/Birth Name:
John Marshall Alexander Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Rhythm and blues. Song My Song. Died (possibly) playing Russian roulette backstage - shot himself. Story says he thought there were no bullets.

Juicy J

Real/Birth Name:
Jordan Michael Houston
Also Known As:
Juicy "J"
Da Juice
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Project Pat by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Three 6 Mafia. Album When the Smoke Clears. Song It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp from the movie Hustle & Flow won an Oscar 2006. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Three 6 Mafia.

Junior Wells

Real/Birth Name:
Amos Wells Blackmore Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Harmonica. Songs Hoodoo Man, Messin' with the Kid. Blues Hall of Fame 1998.

Justin Timberlake

Real/Birth Name:
Justin Randall Timberlake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Jessica Biel by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Disney's TV show The All New Mickey Mouse Club. Singer in the group *NSYNC. Movies Runner Runner, Longshot, The Social Network, Friends with Benefits. Scandal over "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson at the February 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: *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 band: *NSYNC for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 April 2018.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Kathy Bates

Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Doyle-Bates
Nickname(s):
Bobo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Misery, The Blind Side, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Dolores Claiborne, About Schmidt, Titanic, Fried Green Tomatoes, Midnight in Paris. TV series Harry's Law Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 20 September 2016.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Kia Shine

Real/Birth Name:
Nakia Shine Coleman
Also Known As:
Nakia Shine
Kinfolk
Kia Shine
Kinfolk Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
38, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Due Season. Song Krispy

Koko Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Cora Walton
Also Known As:
KoKo Taylor
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Royal Blue. Songs Wang Dang Doodle, What Kind of Man is This, I Got What It Takes. Blues Hall of Fame 1997.

Koopsta Knicca

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Cooper Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Three 6 Mafia. Album When the Smoke Clears. Died following a stroke. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Three 6 Mafia.

Lane Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Lane Smith III
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:

Movies Places in the Heart, The Final Days, Red Dawn, Rooster Cogburn, The Legend of Bagger Vance, My Cousin Vinny, The Mighty Ducks. TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Died of ALS.

Leslie Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Allen Jordan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 11". Movie The Help. TV series Will & Grace, Sordid Lives: The Series, Boston Legal, Boston Public, Reasonable Doubts, Hearts Afire

Lil Wyte

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Lanshaw
Also Known As:
Lil' Wyte
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Doubt Me Now

Linda Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Linda Diane Thompson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Caitlyn Jenner by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than David Foster by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Beauty pageant winner. Dated Elvis Presley. Lyricist for a number of songs with David Foster

Lisa Marie Presley

Real/Birth Name:
Lisa Marie Presley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
daughter of
niece of
ex-wife of
Younger than Michael Jackson by 9 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Nicolas Cage by 4 years.
daughter of
mother of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Marriage to Cage lasted only 3 months. Album To Whom It May Concern. Single song Lights Out dedicated to father.

Lucy Hale

Real/Birth Name:
Karen Lucille Hale
Also Known As:
Lucy Kate Hale
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Machine Gun Kelly

Real/Birth Name:
George Kelly Barnes
Also Known As:
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
George R. Kelly
Nickname(s):
Machine Gun
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Crimes included bootlegging, armed robbery and kidnapping. Active during the Prohibition era. Died in prison. Gravestone says "George B. Kelly."

Maurice White

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice White
Nickname(s):
Reese
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Verdine White by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Founder of group Earth, Wind & Fire. Soul, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and funk. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2017. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Earth, Wind & Fire for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 September 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Earth, Wind & Fire for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 September 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Memphis Slim

Real/Birth Name:
John Len Chatman
Also Known As:
Peter Chatman
Nickname(s):
Peter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Song Every Day I Have the Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1989.

Michael Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-43, STS-52, STS-68, STS-81

Michael Oher

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jerome Williams Jr.
Also Known As:
Michael Jerome Oher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6'4". College team University of Mississippi. Offensive tackle for teams Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers. Subject of book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game and movie The Blind Side. Autobiography book I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond. Adopted by the Tuohy family.

MJG

Real/Birth Name:
Marlon Jermaine Goodwin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group 8Ball & MJG. Song What's Yo Favorite Color?

Morgan Freeman

Real/Birth Name:
Morgan Freeman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Brubaker, Going in Style, Along Came a Spider, The Magic of Belle Isle, Last Vegas, Driving Miss Daisy, Outbreak, The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Million Dollar Baby, Invictus, The Dark Knight Rises, Evan Almighty, Batman Begins, Deep Impact, Olympus Has Fallen. Kennedy Center Honors 2008. Cecil B DeMille Award 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 18 March 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Phalon Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Phalon R. Jones Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
19 or 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. Died in the air crash with members of band The Bar-Kays Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Bar-Kays.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Bar-Kays.

Project Pat

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Stephen Houston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Juicy J by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Gangsta rap. Song Chickenhead. Sentenced to 51 months for aggravated robbery and parole violation.

Red West

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gene West
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age:
82 or 83
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A close friend of Elvis Presley. Song If Every Day Was Like Christmas. Movies The Rainmaker, Glory Road, Above Suspicion, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Walking Tall Part II

Ronnie Caldwell

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Louis Caldwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
18, 17 days before his 19th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist/organist. Member of band The Bar-Kays. Died in the plane crash with Otis Redding Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Bar-Kays.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Bar-Kays.

Rosanne Cash

Real/Birth Name:
Rosanne Cash
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-sister of
Older than Carlene Carter by less than 1 year.
daughter of
step-daughter of
step-granddaughter of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Albums Black Cadillac, The Very Best of Rosanne Cash. Grammy award 1985 for song I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me. Children's book Penelope Jane

Shannen Doherty

Real/Birth Name:
Shannen Maria Doherty
Nickname(s):
Shando
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Ashley Hamilton by 3 years.
annulled ex-wife of
Younger than Rick Salomon by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

TV shows Little House on the Prairie, Beverly Hills, 90210, Charmed. Role of Jennie Wilder. Movies Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Heathers. Multiple movies for television. Playboy model.

Snooky Lanson

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Landman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Your Hit Parade

Tim McCarver

Real/Birth Name:
James Timothy McCarver
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox. Ford C Frick Award 2012. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2010. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2004. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6144 Delmar Boulevard; ceremony: 4 August 2014.

Tommy Prothro

Real/Birth Name:
James Thompson Prothro Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach at teams Oregon State University, UCLA, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns. College Football Hall of Fame 1991. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1985. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2016. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1983.

Yo Gotti

Real/Birth Name:
Mario Mims
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums From Da Dope Game 2 Da Rap Game, Life, Back 2 Da Basics. Songs Sell My Dope, What's Up, Full-Time, Gangsta Party

Lord Infamous

Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Dunigan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Older than DJ Paul by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group Three 6 Mafia. Album When the Smoke Clears. Died of a heart attack in his sleep. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Three 6 Mafia.

Bailey Howell

Real/Birth Name:
Bailey E. Howell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 7". Small forward. Teams Mississippi State University, Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1977. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1997. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1981.

Wild Bill Wright

Real/Birth Name:
Burnis Wright
Also Known As:
Bill Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negrp Leagues and Mexico. Outfielder. Teams Baltimore Elite Giants, Mexico City Reds. Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame 1982.

Jane Wagner

Real/Birth Name:
Jane Ann Wagner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Lily Tomlin by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

After 42 years together, married Lily Tomlin Movies The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe, The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Barry Wilmore

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Eugene Wilmore
Also Known As:
Barry E. Wilmore
Nickname(s):
Butch
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:

Navy test pilot and NASA astronaut. Missions STS-129 on the shuttle Atlantis to construct the ISS and Soyuz TMA-14M to the ISS, doing spacewalk tasks.

Grantland Rice

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Grantland Rice
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportswriter. Coined the tern "The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame". Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1946. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. NSMA Hall of Fame 1962. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1632 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rhea Seddon

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Rhea Seddon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 12 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Robert Gibson by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Flew three Space Shuttle flights, mission specialist for STS-51-D and STS-40, and payload commander for STS-58, over 30 days in space. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2015.

Andrea True

Real/Birth Name:
Andrea Marie Truden
Also Known As:
Inger Kissin
Andrea Travis
Catherine Warren
Singh Low
Singe Low
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adult film actress. Movie Deep Throat Part II. Disco songs More, More, Moe, White Witch

Bettie Page

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Mae Page
Also Known As:
Betty Page
Nickname(s):
Miss Pinup Girl of the World
The Queen of Curves
The Dark Angel
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pin-up model. Playboy Playmate of the month, January 1955. Missionary. Worked for Billy Graham. Burlesque Hall of Fame.

Bill Belichick

Real/Birth Name:
William Stephen Belichick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach at teams Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, New England Patriots. Paul Brown Trophy 2003.

Carlene Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Rebecca Carlene Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

niece of
daughter of
niece of
step-daughter of
daughter of
granddaughter of
step-sister of
Younger than Rosanne Cash by less than 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Multiple genres of music. With group Carter Family 1987-88. Album Little Acts of Treason Country Music Hall of Fame 1970 as a member of Carter Family.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Carter Family.

Cruna

Real/Birth Name:
Ke.Anthony Dilliard
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Hustla'z Love Story. R&B, gospel.

DJ Qualls

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Joseph Qualls
Also Known As:
D.J. Qualls
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies All About Steve, Road Trip, Cherry Falls, The Core, Hustle & Flow, The New Guy. TV series Legit, Memphis Beat

Duane Allman

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Duane Allman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24, 22 days before his 25th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Gregg Allman by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for band The Allman Brothers Band. Died of injuries from a motorcycle accident. He crashed into a flatbed truck loaded with a crane. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame. 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.

Gregg Allman

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Lenoir Allman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Cher by 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Duane Allman by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Founded band The Allman Brothers Band. Album Searching for Simplicity. Guitar Center RockWalk 1987. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006. 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.

Hillary Scott

Real/Birth Name:
Hillary Dawn Scott
Also Known As:
Hillary Dawn Scott-Tyrrell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocals and member of group Lady Antebellum

Julian Bond

Real/Birth Name:
Horace Julian Bond
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Active in and co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Georgia House of Representatives and Senate. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.

Kem

Real/Birth Name:
Kem Owens
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and soul singer. Albums Kemistry, Album II. Song Love Calls

Kitty Wells

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Muriel Deason
Nickname(s):
Queen of Country Music
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels. Country Music Hall of Fame 1976. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999.

Little Roy Wiggins

Real/Birth Name:
Ivan Leroy Wiggins
Also Known As:
"Little" Roy Wiggins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel Guitar Hall of Fame.

R.A. Dickey

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allen Dickey
Also Known As:
R A Dickey
RA Dickey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Branch Rickey Award winner in 2012. Pitcher. Known for pitching the knuckleball. Olympics in 1996. Teams Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays plus some minor league assignments 2012. Cy Young Award 2012. Branch Rickey Award 2012.

Turkey Stearnes

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

Brief Facts:

Negro Leagues team Detroit Stars. Prolific home run hitter. Led his league in home runs 6 seasons. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2000. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

W.C. Gorden

Real/Birth Name:
William C. Gorden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach at team Jackson State University from 1977 to 1991. College Football Hall of Fame 2008. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1997. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994.

Tina Turner

Real/Birth Name:
Anna Mae Bullock
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 6 days before her 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Ike Turner by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Song What's Love Got to Do with It. Group Ike & Tina Turner. Movie Tommy. Songs It's Gonna Work Out Fine, River Deep - Mountain High, I Want to Take You Higher, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits. Kennedy Center Honors 2005. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1996. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of Ike & Tina Turner.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 28 August 1986.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6378 Delmar Boulevard.

Jennifer Azzi

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Lynn Azzi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Stanford University, Virtus Viterbo, US Valenciennes-Orchies, Arvika Basket, San Jose Lasers, Detroit Shock, Utah Starzz/San Antonio Silver Stars. Coach, team University of San Francisco. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Honda Sports Award 1990. Wade Trophy 1990. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. Naismith College Player of the Year 1990.

Megan Fox

Real/Birth Name:
Megan Denise Fox
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Hope & Faith. Movies Transformers, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Jennifer's Body

William Shepherd

Real/Birth Name:
William McMichael Shepherd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions STS-27, STS-41, STS-52, Soyuz TM-31, Expedition 1 to the ISS, STS-102. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2009. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2003. International Space Hall of Fame.

Lester Flatt

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

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Earl Scruggs AKA duo Flatt & Scruggs. Member of the Blue Grass Boys in the mid 1940s. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991. Country Music Hall of Fame 1985. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Flatt & Scruggs.

Cherry Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Cherry Jones
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 1 day before her 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Sophie Huber by 14 or 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Signs, The Village, The Perfect Storm, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Erin Brockovich, The Horse Whisperer. TV series Awake, 24. Broadway plays The Heiress, Doubt winning Tony AwardsTheater Hall of Fame 2013.

John Cooper

Real/Birth Name:
John Harold Cooper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back, defensive back, team Iowa State University. Coach, Teams University of Tulsa, Arizona State University, Ohio State University plus lower positions. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 2016. College Football Hall of Fame 2008. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 2013. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2012. Sun Devil Sports Hall of Fame 2016.

Lindsey Nelson

Real/Birth Name:
Lindsey Nelson
Nickname(s):
Mr. New Year's Day
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Covered bowl games and the Mets. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1986. Ford C Frick Award 1988. New York Mets Hall of Fame 1984. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967. NSMA Hall of Fame 1979.

Peetie Wheatstraw

Real/Birth Name:
William Bunch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and pianist. Blues Hall of Fame 2008. Died in a car accident after car hit a standing freight train.

Bobby Bland

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Bland
Also Known As:
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Blue Bland
Nickname(s):
Blue
The Lion of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and harmonica performer. Mixed gospel with blues and R&B. Songs Ain't Nothing You Can Do, Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Bashful Brother Oswald

Real/Birth Name:
Beecher Ray Kirby
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Dobro player with the Roy Acuff band Smoky Mountain Boys. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Dolly Parton

Real/Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Stella Parton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Movie Joyful Noise. Movie 9 to 5. Songs I Will Always Love You, Coat of Many Colors, 9 to 5. Composer for Broadway musical 9 to 5. Tony Award nomination. Subject of television movie Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Small Town of America Hall of Fame 1988. Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame 2008. The Americana Highway Hall of Fame 2006. East Tennessee Hall of Fame 1988. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. Kennedy Center Honors 2006. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. National Medal of Arts 2005. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2009. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 June 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Stella Parton

Real/Birth Name:
Stella Mae Parton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Dolly Parton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Television movie Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors. Movies Ragin' Cajun, Cloud Dancer. Cookbook State Fairs and Church Bazaars

Uncle Dave Macon

Real/Birth Name:
David Harrison Macon
Nickname(s):
The Dixie Dewdrop
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Banjo. Songs The Arkansas Traveler, How Beautiful Heaven Must Be. Country Music Hall of Fame 1966. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008.

Uncle Jimmy Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Donald Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
83 or 84
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Old time fiddler. Drank whiskey from a jug before performing, "to loosen up my arm."

Jess Neely

Real/Birth Name:
Jess Claiborne Neely
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach at teams Southwestern University, Clemson University, Rice University. Also head baseball coach at the University of Alabama, Clemson University and Rice University. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1967. College Football Hall of Fame 1971. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Jimmy Martin

Real/Birth Name:
James Henry Martin
Nickname(s):
The King of Bluegrass Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Major definer of the "high lonesome sound" as a high tenor. Vocals and guitar with the Bill Monroe group Blue Grass Boys. Formed his own group Sunny Mountain Boys. Songs Ocean of Diamonds, Sophronie, Widow Maker, Sunny Side of the Mountain. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1995.

Carl Perkins

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Lee Perkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Blue Suede Shoes. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1985. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. (Due to his influence on music). Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014.

Buster Ramsey

Real/Birth Name:
Garard Sliger Ramsey
Also Known As:
Garard S. Ramsey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, linebacker. Teams College of William & Mary, Chicago Cardinals. Coach, teams Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers. Credited with devising the 4-3 defense. College Football Hall of Fame 1978. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1974.

Gene Hickerson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gene Hickerson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, tackle in college. Teams University of Mississippi, Cleveland Browns. Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1979. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1988. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2007. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

Wallace Wade

Real/Birth Name:
William Wallace Wade
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard.Team Brown University. Head coach of the team at University of Alabama in 1923. Over the next 7 years, his team won 3 national championships, appearing in the Rose Bowl in 1925, 1926 and 1930. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. College Football Hall of Fame 1955. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1990. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2010. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1969. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1975.

Baby Ray

Real/Birth Name:
Buford Ray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle for team Green Bay Packers. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1973.

George Morgan

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

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Room Full of Roses, Candy Kisses. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Billy Byrd

Real/Birth Name:
William Lewis Byrd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel guitar. Session musician. Many years with Ernest Tubb in his band The Texas Troubadours

Dinah Shore

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Rose Shore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than George Montgomery by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Her own television shows. Songs I'll Walk Alone, You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To, Buttons and Bows, The Anniversary Song, Baby, It's Cold Outside. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. LPGA Tour Hall of Fame 1994. World Golf Hall of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1991. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6916 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 23 March 1996.

Phillip Fulmer

Real/Birth Name:
Phillip Edward Fulmer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Team University of Tennessee. Later, coach there. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2012. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1998. George Munger Award 1998. Home Depot Coach of the Year Award 1998. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
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