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20 Persons in the Irish American Hall of Fame:

Ben Hogan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Benjamin Hogan

Brief Facts:

World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2015.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

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.

Bob Newhart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Robert Newhart
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000.
Television Hall of Fame 1992.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2009.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2002.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 6 January 1999.

Connie Mack

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy
Nickname(s):
The Tall Tactician
Grand Old Man of Baseball.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
great grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Owner and manager of baseball team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1978.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2014.
Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2008.

Eileen Collins

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eileen Marie Collins
Also Known As:
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins
Nickname(s):
Mom
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, military test pilot, retired from the US Air Force, retired from NASA May 1, 2006. First female shuttle pilot, first female shuttle commander. Shuttle missions (Discovery - to the Russian space station Mir), (Atlantis, 1997), (Columbia, Chandra X-Ray Observatory), (Discovery, 2005.) More than 872 hours in space. Multiple medals awarded.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1995.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008.
French Legion of Honor.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2013.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2009.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1995.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2013.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Scott
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Zelda Fitzgerald, until he died.
Older than Zelda Fitzgerald by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Novels:Short story, made into a movie:New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2013.

Gene Kelly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Curran Kelly
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Betsy Blair by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 1982.
Theater Hall of Fame 1992.
National Medal of Arts 1994.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6153 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Gene Tunney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Tunney

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight champion after defeating Jack Dempsey in a controversial decision.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2013.

George M. Cohan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Michael Cohan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote songs:Considered the father of American musical comedy.
His first big Broadway hit in 1904 was the show:Added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1965.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2012.
Congressional Gold Medal 1936.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6734 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Henry Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Ford
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ford Motor Company founder. Developed the Model T. Also the Ford trimotor airplane.
Automotive Hall of Fame 1967.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2011.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1978.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1984.

Jack Dempsey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Dempsey
Also Known As:
Kid Blackie
Nickname(s):
The Manassa Mauler
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 24 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight champion.
Defeated by:in a controversial fight.
International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Utah Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2011.
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.

James Cagney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Cagney Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

John Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Martin Feeney
Also Known As:
Sean Aloysius O'Fearna
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of

Brief Facts:

Movies:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1973.
Texas Trail of Fame 2001.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2011.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1640 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

John Huston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Marcellus Huston
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-father of
father of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Evelyn Keyes by 10 years.
separated husband of
Ricki Soma, until her earlier death.
Older than Ricki Soma by 21 years.
father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Missouri Wall of Fame.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1765 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

John Kennedy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Also Known As:
John F. Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Jack
JFK
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 14 years.
older brother of
Older than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 4 years.
husband of
Jackie Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Jackie Kennedy by 12 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 10 years.
father of
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 1 year.
son of
uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 6 years.
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 8 years.
son of
grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Rosemary Kennedy by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

US Representative from Massachusetts 11th District 1947-1953. Senator from Massachusetts 1953-1960. 35th President of the United Statesfrom January 20, 1961 till he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas Novemeber 22, 1963.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2011.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1964.

John L. Sullivan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Lawrence Sullivan
Nickname(s):
Boston Strong Boy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Recognized as the first Heavyweight Champion of gloved boxing from February 7, 1882, to 1892, and is generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing under the London Prize Ring Rules.
International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2012.

Maureen O'Hara

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Maureen Fitzsimmons
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway musical play:Naturalized citizen of the United States 1946, remaining dual citizen in Ireland.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1993.
Irish America Hall of Fame 2011.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2011.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7004 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Michael Collins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Collins
Nickname(s):
Mike
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American test pilot at Edwards AFB and astronaut. with:- orbited the moon in the CSM.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1985.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2014.

Michael Flatley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Ryan Flatley
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ttheatre musicals emphasizing Irish dancing:Irish step-dancer. As a boxer, won the Chicago Golden Gloves Championship in 1975.
Irish America Hall of Fame 2011.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2014.
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