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Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Ella Didriksen
Also Known As:
Mildred Ella Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Babe Zaharias
Nickname(s):
Babe
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called Babe by childhood friends who thought she batted like Babe Ruth. Name changed from Didriksen after it was accidentally spelled Didrikson. Olympic Gold Medal 1932 in Los Angeles in the javelin and hurdles events, second in high jump. Played semiprofessional women's basketball. Later became a pro golfer, co-founder of the LPGA tour. Considered the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Honored on an 18 cent US postage stamp. National Women's Hall of Fame 1976. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. World Golf Hall of Fame 1951. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2008. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Legacy Walk 2014. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1961.

Barbara Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Charline Jordan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 35 days before her 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gave keynote address at 1976 Democratic National Convention. National Women's Hall of Fame 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994. Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1984. Legacy Walk 2012.

Billy Strayhorn

Real/Birth Name:
William Thomas Strayhorn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist, arranger. Group Duke Ellington Orchestra. Song Take the 'A' Train. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2010. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1984. Legacy Walk 2015.

Christine Jorgensen

Real/Birth Name:
George William Jorgensen Jr.
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 27 days before her 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for sex change from man to woman. Summer-stock actor and singer. Played professional tennis as a woman. Rainbow Honor Walk. Legacy Walk 2012.

Cole Porter

Real/Birth Name:
Cole Albert Porter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical movies Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate. Album Bing Crosby Sings Cole Porter Songs. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Theater Hall of Fame. Legacy Walk 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Frida Kahlo

Real/Birth Name:
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Diego Rivera, until she died.
Younger than Diego Rivera by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Mexican artist. Badly hurt in an accident when she was a student. Subject of the movie Frida starring Salma Hayek. Rainbow Honor Walk. Legacy Walk 2012.

Harvey Milk

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Bernard Milk
Nickname(s):
Mayor of Castro Street
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Openly gay Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Murdered by gunshot by Dan White, convicted of manslaughter. Legacy Walk 2012. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.

James Baldwin

Real/Birth Name:
James Arthur Baldwin
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:

Novel If Beale Street Could Talk. Legacy Walk 2012. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2010. Rainbow Honor Walk.

Josephine Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Frida Josephine McDonald
Also Known As:
Joséphine Carson Baker
Nickname(s):
Black Venus
Gender:
Female
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 Ziegfeld Follies. Took French citizenship. Burlesque Hall of Fame. Missouri Wall of Fame. Hall of Famous Missourians 1995. Legacy Walk 2015.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6501 Delmar Boulevard.

Leonard Bernstein

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Bernstein
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:

Changed name at age 15. Musical play West Side Story, Candide. Kennedy Center Honors 1980. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame 1998. Television Hall of Fame 1990. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Legacy Walk 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Oscar Wilde

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Play The Importance of Being Earnest. Theater Hall of Fame. Rainbow Honor Walk. Legacy Walk 2012.

Rudolf Nureyev

Real/Birth Name:
Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Legacy Walk 2015.

Sally Ride

Real/Birth Name:
Sally Kristen Ride
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Steven Hawley by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

The first American female astronaut in space, two shuttle flights into space, STS-7 in 1983 and STS-41-G in 1984. Professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. California Hall of Fame 2006. National Women's Hall of Fame 1988. Children's books on space. International Space Hall of Fame 1985. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003. Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1986. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2014. San Diego Women's Hall of Fame. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2005. Legacy Walk 2014. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 2009.

Walt Whitman

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Whitman
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Wrote book Leaves of Grass. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2010. Legacy Walk 2013.
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