Guess Who This Is

107 Persons in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame:

Location:
Broadcasting & Cable
28 E. 28th St. 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Web Site:
Years Active:
from 1991

Aaron Spelling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Spelling
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Television Hall of Fame 1996.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 15 September 1978.

Agnes Nixon

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Agnes Eckhardt
Nickname(s):
Aggie
Queen of the Modern American Soap Opera
Birth Date:
Age today:
89, 12 days before her 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series (soaps):Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000.
Television Hall of Fame 1992.

Alex Trebek

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Alexander Trebek
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV game show:Became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1998.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2006.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6501 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 17 May 1999.

Arlene Francis

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Arline Francis Kazanjian
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Host of TV show:Game TV shows participant including:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1982.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6432 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 1734 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Arthur Godfrey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Morton Godfrey
Nickname(s):
The Old Redhead
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio and TV host, tv show:Movie:Ukelele player on his show.
Ukulele Hall of Fame 2001.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1976.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1987.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1976.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Barbara Walters

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Jill Walters
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV show:Former news anchor TV shows:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 1989.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 June 2007.

Betty White

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Betty Marion White
Birth Date:
Age today:
95, 33 days before her 96th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Allen Ludden, until his death.
Younger than Allen Ludden by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series:Often a guest on game TV shows::Movies:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002.
California Hall of Fame 2002.
Television Hall of Fame 1995.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2012.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Bing Crosby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Lillis Crosby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Bob Crosby by 10 years.
grandfather of
father of
husband of
Dixie Lee, until her earlier death.
Older than Dixie Lee by 8 years.
father of
father of
husband of
Kathryn Grant, until he died.
Older than Kathryn Grant by 30 years.
father of
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Sang "crooner" style.
"On the Road" movies with:Song:Movie musical:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2002.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1978.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 2008.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1998.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1980.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1611 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6769 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Blue Barron

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Friedman
Also Known As:
Harry Friedman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called his music style "sweet" music.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Bob Hope

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Townes Hope
Also Known As:
Lester Hope
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dolores Hope, until he died.
Older than Dolores Hope by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Signature song:Movies:Broadway revue:World Golf Hall of Fame 1983.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.
Kennedy Center Honors 1985.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
National Medal of Arts 1995.
Congressional Gold Medal 1962.
London Avenue of Stars.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
Television Hall of Fame 1987.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6758 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 November 1992.

Bob Schieffer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bob Lloyd Schieffer
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of the CBS TV show:1991 to 2015.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Television Hall of Fame 2013.

Bud Selig

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allan Huber Selig Jr.
Nickname(s):
Bud
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Baseball Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1992.
Former owner of the team:Responsible for introduction of the wild card, interleague play, and the merging of the National and American leagues under the Office of the Commissioner.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 2001.
Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2002.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2014.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2017.

Candice Bergen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Candice Patricia Bergen
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Relationships:

daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2010.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2010.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1995.
Television Hall of Fame 2010.

Carroll O'Connor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Carroll O'Connor
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:in role of:TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 1989.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 March 2000.

Casey Kasem

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kemal Amin Kasem
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lebanese immigrant parents. Disk jockey.
Voice of:in the animated TV series:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1992.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1985.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1995.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 27 April 1981.

Charles Osgood

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Osgood Wood III
Birth Date:
Age today:
84, 24 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio program:and host of TV program:Known for wearing a bowtie and relating stories in poetic verse or playing piano and singing. Closes his programs with "I'll see you on the radio".
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1990.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006.

Chet Huntley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Robert Huntley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV news program:on NBC.
Small part in movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996.
Television Hall of Fame 1988.

Dan Rather

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dan Irvin Rather Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News anchor for CBS.
TV shows:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2007.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2007.
Television Hall of Fame 2004.

Danny Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yakhoob
Also Known As:
Amos Jacobs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Name later Anglicized to Amos Jacobs.
TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2007.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1998.
Congressional Gold Medal 1983.
Television Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

David Brinkley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David McClure Brinkley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 29 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-anchor, TV show:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Television Hall of Fame 1988.

David Sarnoff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Sarnoff
Nickname(s):
The General
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Main influence in development of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and NBC.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Television Hall of Fame 1984.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1989.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Dean Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dino Paul Crocetti
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member:Paired with
  • Jerry Lewis
  • in many movies.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6519 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
    A star at 1617 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
    A star at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
    Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
    A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 22 February 2010.

    Dennis Patrick

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Dennis Patrick Harrison

    Brief Facts:

    Died in a house fire.
    Actor in TV shows:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

    Diane Sawyer

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Lila Diana Sawyer
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    71, 7 days before her 72nd birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    wife of
    Mike Nichols, until his death.
    Younger than Mike Nichols by 14 years.

    Brief Facts:

    Anchor for TV shows:on ABC. America's Junior Miss 1962-1965.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2004.
    Television Hall of Fame 1997.

    Dick Clark

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Richard Wagstaff Clark
    Nickname(s):
    America's Oldest Teenager
    The World's Oldest Teenager
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    82
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV show:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000.
    Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Guitar Center RockWalk 1991.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
    Television Hall of Fame 1992.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

    Dick Ebersol

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Duncan Dickie Ebersol
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    70
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

    Relationships:

    husband of
    Younger than Susan St. James by less than 1 year.

    Brief Facts:

    Executive producer of TV show:in the early 1980s. Also the Atlanta Olympics. President of NBC Sports. Injured in a plane crash November 2004 - a young son died.
    United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2005.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005.

    Dick Wolf

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Richard Anthony Wolf
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    70, 5 days before his 71st birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV series:as writer.
    Creator of TV series:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Television Hall of Fame 2013.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 29 March 2007.

    Dinah Shore

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Frances Rose Shore
    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: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.
    A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
    A star at 6916 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
    Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
    A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 23 March 1996.

    Don Cornelius

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Donald Cortez Cornelius
    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:

    Creator and host of TV show:Movie:Probation for spousal abuse. Self-inflicted gunshot.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 February 1997.

    Don Francisco

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Mario Kreutzberger
    Also Known As:
    Mario Kreutzberger
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    76, 13 days before his 77th birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2012.
    Television Hall of Fame 2012.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 8 June 2001.

    E.G. Marshall

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Everett Eugene Grunz
    Also Known As:
    E. G. Marshall
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    84
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Movies:TV series:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1982.

    Ed Sullivan

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Edward Vincent Sullivan
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    73, 15 days after his birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993.
    Television Hall of Fame 1985.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Edgar Bergen

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Edgar John Bergen
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    75
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    father of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    Ventriloquist.
    Puppets:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1982.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1978.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6766 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
    A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
    A star at 6425 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Edward R. Murrow

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Egbert Roscoe Murrow
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    57, 2 days after his birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II on March 5, 1965.
    TV shows:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
    Television Hall of Fame 1984.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

    Ernie Kovacs

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Ernest Edward Kovacs
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    42, 10 days before his 43rd birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    husband of
    Edie Adams, until he died.
    Older than Edie Adams by 8 years.

    Brief Facts:

    Movies:Died in a car accident.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995.
    Television Hall of Fame 1987.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Frank Gifford

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Francis Newton Gifford
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    84, 7 days before his 85th birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    father of
    father of
    husband of
    Kathie Lee Gifford, until he died.
    Older than Kathie Lee Gifford by 23 years.

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    Running back and wide receiver for NFL team:ABC TV show:Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977.
    New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010.
    College Football Hall of Fame 1975.
    USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1994.
    International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1975.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2015.

    Fred Allen

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    John Florence Sullivan
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    61
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Radio comedy, known for a gag "feud" with:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6709-1/2 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
    A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Fred Friendly

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer
    Also Known As:
    Fred W. Friendly
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    82
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Originated the concept of public broadcasting.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
    Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1968.
    Television Hall of Fame 1993.

    Fred Rogers

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Fred McFeely Rogers
    Also Known As:
    Mister Rogers
    Mr. Rogers
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    74, 21 days before his 75th birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    An ordained minister.
    Host of the children's TV show:Known for soft voice, song at the beginning and end, and his sweater which was hung in the closet.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2005.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
    Television Hall of Fame 1999.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Garry Marshall

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Garry Kent Masciarelli
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    81
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    husband of
    father of
    older brother of
    Older than Penny Marshall by 7 years.
    uncle of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    Directed movies:TV series:Created TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Bronx Walk of Fame 1994.
    Television Hall of Fame 1997.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2012.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 23 November 1983.

    Gene Autry

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Orvon Grover Autry
    Also Known As:
    The Singing Cowboy
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    91, 3 days after his birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Traveled and performed with the Fields Brothers Marvelous Medicine Show.
    Songs:Was owner of the baseball team:and a Los Angeles television station.
    Country Music Hall of Fame 1969.
    Hall of Great Western Performers 1972.
    Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998.
    Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1981.
    Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999.
    Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
    Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989.
    Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
    Texas Trail of Fame 1998.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 2003.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980.
    Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1991.
    Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
    A star; ceremony: 7 April 2008.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
    A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
    A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
    A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
    A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.

    Gene Rayburn

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Eugene Rubessa
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    81, 23 days before his 82nd birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV show:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1983.

    Gene Roddenberry

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Eugene Wesley Roddenberry
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    70
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    husband of
    Majel Barrett, until he died.
    Older than Majel Barrett by 10 years.

    Brief Facts:

    Pilot in World War II.
    Creator of the TV series:and its sequels.
    Creator of TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2010.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999.
    Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2007.
    Television Hall of Fame 2010.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 4 September 1985.

    George Burns

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Nathan Birnbaum
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    100
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    husband of
    Gracie Allen, until her earlier death.
    Younger than Gracie Allen by less than 1 year.

    Brief Facts:

    Movie:Partner with wife in group:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
    Kennedy Center Honors 1988.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996.
    State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1974.
    Television Hall of Fame 1988.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1980.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
    A star at 6510 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
    A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.

    Gilda Radner

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Gilda Susan Radner
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    42
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    wife of
    Gene Wilder, until she died.
    Younger than Gene Wilder by 13 years.

    Brief Facts:

    TV show:Movie:Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1992.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 June 2003.

    Goodman Ace

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Goodman Aiskowitz
    Also Known As:
    Asa Goodman
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    83
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Radio show:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1979.

    Gracie Allen

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    69, 32 days after her birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    wife of
    George Burns, until she died.
    Older than George Burns by less than 1 year.

    Brief Facts:

    With her husband:she did radio show:Birth date may be 1902 or 1897.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996.
    Television Hall of Fame 1988.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Grant Tinker

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Grant Almerin Tinker
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    90
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    father of
    ex-husband of
    Older than Mary Tyler Moore by 10 years.

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    NBC chairman 81-86.
    Founded MTM Enterprises with:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2004.
    Television Hall of Fame 1997.

    Guglielmo Marconi

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi
    Also Known As:
    Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi
    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:

    Credited as the inventor of radio, then called wireless telegraphy. Nobel Prize in Physics 1909.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1978.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
    New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.

    H.V. Kaltenborn

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Hans von Kaltenborn

    Brief Facts:

    News commentator for CBS, covered World War II.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 2011.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.

    Hugh Downs

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Hugh Malcolm Downs
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    96
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    NBC newscaster.
    TV shows:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    American TV Game Show Hall of Fame 2007.

    Imogene Coca

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Emogeane Coca
    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:

    TV show:Broadway play:Broadway musical revue:Movies:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6256 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Jack Benny

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Benjamin Kubelsky
    Also Known As:
    Ben K. Benny
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    80
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    husband of
    Mary Livingstone, until he died.
    Older than Mary Livingstone by 12 years.

    Brief Facts:

    Played violin, or "fiddle." Radio and TV show:Known for his comedy routines with:as Rochester.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1989.
    Television Hall of Fame 1988.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1977.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6650 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
    A star at 1505 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
    A star at 6370 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Jack H. Harris

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Jack Henry Harris
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    98
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Movies:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 4 February 2014.

    Jackie Gleason

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Herbert John Gleason
    Also Known As:
    Herbert Walton Gleason Jr.
    Nickname(s):
    The Great One
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    71
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    grandfather of
    father of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    TV show:Movies:Tony Award for acting in Broadway musical play:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994.
    Television Hall of Fame 1986.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6231 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
    A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Jane Pauley

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Margaret Jane Pauley
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    67
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    wife of
    Younger than Garry Trudeau by 2 years.

    Brief Facts:

    TV shows:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

    Jim Henson

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

    Relationships:

    father of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    Creator of the Muppets and TV show:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995.
    Television Hall of Fame 1987.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 24 September 1991.

    Jimmy Durante

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    James Francis Durante
    Nickname(s):
    Schnozzola
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    86, 12 days before his 87th birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Movie:Famed for closing line of his TV show: "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash... wherever you are!". Known for big nose and gravelly voice. Pianist.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 2007.
    Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1980.
    Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2016.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 1606 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
    A star at 1648 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

    Joan Ganz Cooney

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Joan Ganz
    Also Known As:
    Joan Redden Ganz
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    88, 15 days after her birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    One of the founders of Children's Television Workshop, now known as Sesame Workshop, famous for creation of the children's TV show:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997.
    Television Hall of Fame 1989.

    Johnny Carson

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    John William Carson
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    79
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV show:on NBC.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.
    Kennedy Center Honors 1993.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
    Television Hall of Fame 1987.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

    Judith Sheindlin

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Judith Susan Blum
    Nickname(s):
    Judy
    Judge Judy
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    75
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV show:Book:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 February 2006.

    Katharine Graham

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Katharine Meyer
    Also Known As:
    Katharine Meyer Graham
    Nickname(s):
    Kay
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    84, 31 days after her birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    daughter of
    wife of

    Ancestors:

    Brief Facts:

    Publisher and owner of the Washington Post. Won Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Died from injuries when she fell while on a trip to Sun Valley Idaho.
    National Women's Hall of Fame 2002.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
    U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1993.

    Kathie Lee Gifford

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Kathryn Lee Epstein
    Also Known As:
    Kathie Lee Johnson
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    64
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    mother of
    mother of
    wife of
    Frank Gifford, until his death.
    Younger than Frank Gifford by 23 years.

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    TV show:Co-host.
    TV show:Co-host fourth hour of TV show:A clothing line.
    Albums:Wrote and produced the play:Sang songs on TV show:Composer of Broadway musical:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2015.

    Katie Couric

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Katherine Anne Couric
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    60, 23 days before her 61st birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Anchor for TV show:on NBC.
    News anchor on CBS TV show:Movie:Children's book:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2007.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2007.
    Television Hall of Fame 2004.

    Kelsey Grammer

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Allen Kelsey Grammer
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    62
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    ex-husband of
    Older than Camille Grammer by 13 years.
    father of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    TV series:Movie:Broadway musical:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 22 May 2001.

    Larry King

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Lawrence Harvey Zeigler
    Also Known As:
    Lawrence Harvey King
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    84, 26 days after his birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV talk show host on CNN, program:Married to 7 women, one twice, as of 2009.
    Voice actor in movies:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Cable Hall of Fame 2012.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1989.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1992.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 2 May 1997.

    Lawrence Welk

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Lawrence Welk
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    89
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV show:Born in a German-speaking community, which was the origin of his accent.
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
    South Dakota Hall of Fame 1978.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6613 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
    A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

    Lorne Michaels

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Lorne David Lipowitz
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    73, 28 days after his birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV shows:Producer of movies:Became a US citizen in 1987.
    Canada's Walk of Fame 2003.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2005.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005.
    Television Hall of Fame 1999.
    Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2004.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 August 1999.

    Lucille Ball

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Lucille Desiree Ball
    Also Known As:
    Diane Belmont
    Lucille Ball Arnaz'Lucille Ball Morton
    Nickname(s):
    Lucy
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    77
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    ex-wife of
    Older than Desi Arnaz by 5 years.
    mother of
    wife of
    Gary Morton, until she died.
    Older than Gary Morton by 13 years.
    mother of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    Star of TV shows:Movies:Broadway musical:National Women's Hall of Fame 2001.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992.
    Kennedy Center Honors 1986.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1989.
    Television Hall of Fame 1984.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
    A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Mark Burnett

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Mark Burnett
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    57
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    husband of
    Younger than Roma Downey by less than 1 year.

    Brief Facts:

    TV series:TV mini-series:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6664 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 8 July 2009.

    Marlo Thomas

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Margaret Julia Thomas
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    80, 24 days after her birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    daughter of
    wife of
    Younger than Phil Donohue by 1 year.

    Ancestors:

    Brief Facts:

    Movie:TV show:Broadway play:Supports the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2009.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 3 December 1992.

    Mary Tyler Moore

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Mary Tyler Moore
    Also Known As:
    Mary Moore
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    80, 27 days after her birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    ex-wife of
    Younger than Grant Tinker by 10 years.

    Brief Facts:

    Founded MTM Enterprises with:TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994.
    Television Hall of Fame 1986.
    Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 8 September 1992.

    Matt Lauer

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Matthew Todd Lauer
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    59, 15 days before his 60th birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Co-host of NBC TV show:Annual special segments called "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" are trips to unusual places.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

    Merv Griffin

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr.
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    82
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Song:Created TV game shows:Composed a theme for Jeopardy.
    Host of his TV talk show:Gaming Hall of Fame 2002.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2009.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2009.
    Television Hall of Fame 2008.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
    Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
    A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 October 1998.

    Michael Bloomberg

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Michael Rubens Bloomberg
    Nickname(s):
    Mike
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    75
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Founder of businesses in news and finance. Mayor of New York City 2002-2013, Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

    Michael J. Fox

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Michael Andrew Fox
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    56
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    husband of
    Younger than Tracy Pollan by less than 1 year.

    Brief Facts:

    Developed Parkinson's disease at age 30.
    Movies:TV series:Canada's Walk of Fame 2000.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 16 December 2002.

    Michael Landon

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Eugene Maurice Orowitz
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    54
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    father of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    TV shows:Movie:Hall of Great Western Performers 1998.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1998.
    Television Hall of Fame 1995.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 15 August 1984.

    Mike Wallace

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Myron Leon Wallace
    Also Known As:
    Myron Wallace
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    93, 32 days before his 94th birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    ex-husband of
    Older than Buff Cobb by 9 years.
    father of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    Best known for long CBS News involvement, especially TV series:Announcer on radio programs:TV show:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1998.
    Television Hall of Fame 1990.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Milton Berle

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Mendel Berlinger
    (other sources:) Milton Berlinger
    Nickname(s):
    Uncle Miltie
    Mr. Television
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    93
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    California Hall of Fame 2007.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992.
    Television Hall of Fame 1984.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981.
    Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
    A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Oprah Winfrey

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Oprah Gail Winfrey
    Nickname(s):
    O
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    63
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Movies:News anchor. Talk show host. Name misspelled on birth certificate (should have been Biblical name Orpah).
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1994.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
    Kennedy Center Honors 2010.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2001.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
    Television Hall of Fame 1993.

    Orson Welles

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    George Orson Wells
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    70
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    ex-husband of
    Older than Rita Hayworth by 3 years.

    Brief Facts:

    Famed for radio show:which caused a panic.
    Movies:Narrator in many movies.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Theater Hall of Fame.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1979.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
    A star at 6552 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

    Pat Sajak

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Patrick Leonard Sajdak
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    71
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Host of TV game show:Weatherman, KNBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles 1970s. Radio DJ in Vietnam.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 10 February 1994.

    Paul Harvey

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Paul Harvey Aurandt
    Also Known As:
    Paul Aurandt
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    90
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Book:Radio show:where he often said, "... and now, the rest of the story".
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
    Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
    Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1955.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1979.
    DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1993.

    Peter Jennings

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Peter Charles Jennings
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    67, 9 days after his birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    High school dropout.
    News anchor for ABC TV:Dual citizen of US and Canada from 2003. Death from lung cancer.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2011.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2011.
    International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1989.
    Television Hall of Fame 2011.

    Phil McGraw

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Phillip Calvin McGraw
    Also Known As:
    Dr. Phil McGraw
    Dr. Phil
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    67
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    father of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    Host of TV show:Producer, TV series:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2015.

    Raymond Burr

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Raymond William Stacy Burr
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    76
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV shows:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Canada's Walk of Fame 2009.
    Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6656 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Red Barber

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Walter Lanier Barber
    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:Considered the definer of radio game commentary style.
    Ford C Frick Award 1978.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1973.
    American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984.
    Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1995.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
    DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.

    Regis Philbin

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    86
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Talk show host.
    TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Bronx Walk of Fame 1998.
    Television Hall of Fame 2006.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2006.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 10 April 2003.

    Robin Roberts

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Robin René Roberts
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    57, 22 days after her birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Basketball in high school and college.
    Anchor of ABC's morning news TV show:Book:Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2012.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1962.
    Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2013.

    Rod Serling

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Rodman Edward Serling
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    50
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Creator and host of TV series:Movies:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2008.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
    Television Hall of Fame 1985.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 6 October 1988.

    Ronald Reagan

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Ronald Wilson Reagan
    Nickname(s):
    Ronnie
    Dutch
    the Gipper
    the Great Communicator
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    93
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    ex-husband of
    Older than Jane Wyman by 2 years.
    father of
    by adoption father of
    husband of
    Nancy Reagan, until he died.
    Older than Nancy Reagan by 10 years.
    father of
    father of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    Movies:Governor of California. 40th President of US.
    California Hall of Fame 2006.
    Hall of Great Western Performers 1989.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1990.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.
    Congressional Gold Medal 2000.
    International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1986.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 2011.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6374 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
    Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
    A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 6 February 1997.

    Roone Arledge

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr.
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    71
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Channel:Created TV show:Winner of 37 Emmy Awards.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1994.
    Television Hall of Fame 1989.
    United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

    Shari Lewis

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Shari Hurwitz
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    65
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Children's program with puppet:Wrote books for children.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 18 August 1976.

    Sheldon Leonard

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Sheldon Leonard Bershad
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    89
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    Produced/directed TV shows:Movie:in role as:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1999.
    Television Hall of Fame 1991.

    Sid Caesar

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Isaac Sidney Caesar
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    91
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV shows:Movies:1948 Broadway revue:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993.
    Television Hall of Fame 1985.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 7014 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

    Steve Allen

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    78
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    son of
    husband of
    Jayne Meadows, until he died.
    Younger than Jayne Meadows by 2 years.

    Ancestors:

    Brief Facts:

    Original host of TV show:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994.
    Television Hall of Fame 1986.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 1537 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
    A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

    Susan Lucci

    Gender:
    Female
    Real/Birth Name:
    Susan Victoria Lucci
    Nickname(s):
    Daytime's Leading Lady
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    70, 8 days before her 71st birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV series:from January 16, 1970 to September 23, 2011, in the role of:TV show:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2006.
    Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 28 January 2005.

    Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr.
    Also Known As:
    Pat Weaver
    Nickname(s):
    Pat

    Relationships:

    grandfather of
    brother of
    husband of
    father of

    Descendants:

    Brief Facts:

    Creator of the NBC TV shows:President of NBC.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993.

    Ted Turner

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Robert Edward Turner III
    Also Known As:
    R.E. Turner
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    79, 26 days after his birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
    Birth Place:

    Relationships:

    ex-husband of
    Younger than Jane Fonda by less than 1 year.

    Brief Facts:

    Owner of team:Manager for 1 game.
    Movie:Founder of CNN cable news network and other networks.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    Cable Hall of Fame 1999.
    U.S. Business Hall of Fame 2007.
    Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
    Braves Hall of Fame 2000.
    Television Hall of Fame 1991.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994.
    International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2012.
    Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 7 April 2002.

    Tim Russert

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Timothy John Russert Jr.
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    58
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV news analyst for NBC and MSNBC.
    Host of TV program:on Sunday. NBC News' Washington Bureau Chief. Aide to Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1977 to 1982.
    Author of books:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

    Tom Brokaw

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Thomas John Brokaw
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    77
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    NBC news anchor.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2008.
    South Dakota Hall of Fame 1991.
    Television Hall of Fame 2006.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.

    Tom Joyner

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    Thomas Joyner
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    68, 22 days after his birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV show:Book:The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame 2013.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2000.
    International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1998.

    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.

    William Conrad

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    John William Cann
    Also Known As:
    J. Darnoc
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    73
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV shows:Narrator for multiple series.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1997.

    William S. Paley

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    William S. Paley
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Age at Death:
    89, 28 days after his birthday
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    At age 12, Paley added a middle initial to his name. The "S." has no meaning. The CEO who built Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) to amajor influence.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
    NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1977.
    Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1984.
    National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
    National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
    Television Hall of Fame 1984.

    William Shatner

    Gender:
    Male
    Real/Birth Name:
    William Alan Shatner
    Birth Date:
    Age today:
    86
    Traditional Zodiac Sign:
    Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
    Birth Place:

    Brief Facts:

    TV series:in role of:Movies:TV Series:Canada's Walk of Fame 2000.
    Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008.
    Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2008.
    Television Hall of Fame 2006.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame:
    A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 May 1983.
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