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10 Persons in the Michigan Walk of Fame:

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.

Gerald Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Also Known As:
Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolff Ford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jerry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Betty Ford, until he died.
Older than Betty Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Vice president who became the 38th president when Nixon resigned. Changed his name legally in 1935.
See also:and:Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999.
Congressional Gold Medal 1998.
Profile in Courage Award 2001.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1977.
University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978.
Dick Enberg Award 2006.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 February 1999.

Gordie Howe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Howe
Nickname(s):
Gordie
Mr. Hockey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clubs:Canada's Walk of Fame 2000.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2007.
Hockey Hall of Fame 1972.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1957.

Helen Thomas

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Amelia Thomas
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 14 days before her 93rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of the White House press corps. News and commentary with United Press International for 57 years. Received numerous awards and more than 30 honorary degrees.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1986.

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.

Jeff Daniels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey Warren Daniels
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway play:Tony Award nominee for Broadway Play:Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.

Jonas Salk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jonas Edward Salk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective polio vaccine.
Polio Hall of Fame 1958.
California Hall of Fame 2007.
Congressional Gold Medal 1955.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Rosa Parks

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Rosa Louise McCauley
Also Known As:
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for instigating the Montgomery Bus Boycott when on December 1, 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white person. Civil rights icon.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1996.
Congressional Gold Medal 1999.
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1983.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.
Alabama Women's Hall of Fame 2008.

Stevie Wonder

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stevland Hardaway Judkins
Also Known As:
Little Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris
Steveland Judkins Hardaway
Eivets Rednow
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
ex-husband of

Brief Facts:

Birth name Stevland Judkins - changed several times. Blind singer and pianist.
Movie:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Kennedy Center Honors 1999.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1985.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2009.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2001.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

Thomas A. Edison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Alva Edison
Nickname(s):
The Wizard of Menlo Park
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:

Invented moving pictures (movies) - the first, in 1903, was:New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
French Legion of Honor 1881.
Congressional Gold Medal 1928.
Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1975.
New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1989.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Automotive Hall of Fame 1969.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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