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17 Persons awarded the Hall of Famous Missourians:

Betty Grable

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Ruth Grable
Nickname(s):
The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Harry James by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than Jackie Coogan by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed pin-up in World War II.
Movie:Missouri Wall of Fame.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6525 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6350 Delmar Boulevard.

Bob Barker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Barker
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV programs:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2007.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2007.
South Dakota Hall of Fame 1980.
Television Hall of Fame 2004.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2008.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Buck O'Neil

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Jordan O'Neil
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro league player and coach.
Team:as a first baseman and manager.
Coach and scout for team:The oldest man ever to make a plate appearance in a professional game at age 94, in July 2006. One vote shy of the hall of fame at a special vote in 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2012.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Charlie Parker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Christopher Parker Jr.
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Bird
Yardbird
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophone player. Nickname Yardbird because he liked chicken.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1955.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1994.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.

Edwin Hubble

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Powell Hubble
Also Known As:
Edwin P. Hubble
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronomer and cosmologist. Provided the first evidence of the expansion of the universe. Showed the existence of galaxies beyond our own, then classified as nebulae. The orbital Hubble Telescope is named for him.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2003.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2006.

Ginger Rogers

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Katherine McMath
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Lew Ayres by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Member:Paired with:in many movies.
Kennedy Center Honors 1992.
Missouri Wall of Fame 1992.
Hall of Famous Missourians.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6772 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 November 1992.

Harry S. Truman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry S Truman
Nickname(s):
Give ?Em Hell Harry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Bess Truman, until he died.
Older than Bess Truman by less than 1 year.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

No middle name, only the letter S. US Senator from Missouri 1935 to 1945. Vice President of the US from January 20, 1945 through April 12, 1945, only 82 days. 33rd President of the US from 1945 to 1953. Assumed office on the death of Roosevelt. Ordered atomic bombing of Japan.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Congressional Gold Medal 1984.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1991.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2006.

Jack Buck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Buck
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:

Announced games for baseball team:Also football for CBS radio program:Distinct gravelly voice.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1995.
Ford C Frick Award 1987.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1990.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1990.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2006.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2005.
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6307 Delmar Boulevard.

Josephine Baker

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Frida Josephine McDonald
Also Known As:
Joséphine Carson Baker
Nickname(s):
Black Venus
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In revue:Took French citizenship.
Burlesque Hall of Fame.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1995.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6501 Delmar Boulevard.

Laura Ingalls

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Laura Elizabeth Ingalls
Also Known As:
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 3 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series:was loosely based on her stories in the Little House book series and her life.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
South Dakota Hall of Fame 1978.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1993.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2006.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1984.

Mark Twain

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Also Known As:
Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass
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:

Brief Facts:

wrote books:Texas Trail of Fame 2007.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1982.

Omar Bradley (General)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Omar Nelson Bradley
Also Known As:
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Gen. Omar Bradley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Directed invasion at Normandy in World War II. Also directed battles in Africa. First chairman of NATO military. Reached rank of five-star general, the last to hold that rank.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1992.

Rush Limbaugh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III
Also Known As:
Rusty Sharpe
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Conservative radio talk show host and commentator, radio program:Books:Missouri Wall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1993.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2012.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1998.

Scott Joplin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Scott Joplin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer of popular ragtime songs:Opera:Died of syphilis.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1992.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6510 Delmar Boulevard.

Walt Disney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Elias Disney
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Roy O. Disney by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Started with Mickey Mouse.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Congressional Gold Medal 1968.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1993.
William Randolph Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame.
Television Hall of Fame 1986.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2007.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star; ceremony: 8 November 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Walter Cronkite

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Also Known As:
Walter Wilcox
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News anchor for TV program:for 19 years (1962-1981.) Covered many famous events, including Vietnam War, assassinations of Kennedy and King, Watergate, and the moon landings.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1999.
Television Hall of Fame 1985.
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