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27 Persons in the Missouri Wall of Fame:

About:
A 500-foot span of flood wall in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri, covered with a mural depicting famous people who were born in the state or achieved fame while living there

August A. Busch Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
August Anheuser Busch Jr.
Also Known As:
Gussie Busch
Nickname(s):
Gussie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chairman from 1946 to 1975 of the largest brewery in the world by 1957, Owner of the team St. Louis Cardinals. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Missouri Wall of Fame. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Betty Grable

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

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

Burt Bacharach

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Burt Freeman Bacharach
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Angie Dickinson by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs What the World Needs Now Is Love, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By, I Say a Little Prayer, Alfie, What's New Pussycat. Broadway musical Promises, Promises nominated for Tony Award. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Missouri Wall of Fame. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2012.

Calamity Jane

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Martha Jane Canary
Also Known As:
Martha Jane Canary Burke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Frontierswoman, and professional scout best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Indians. Missouri Wall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 2002.

Don Faurot

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Burrows Faurot
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:

Halfback, team University of Missouri. Coach, teams Kirksville State Teachers College, University of Missouri. Invented the split-T formation. College Football Hall of Fame 1961. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Missouri Wall of Fame. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1992. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1964.

George Brett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Howard Brett
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base. Team Kansas City Royals. Missouri Wall of Fame. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1994. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1999. Hutch Award 1980. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1986. Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame 1994.

George Washington Carver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Washington Carver
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in the 1860s, in slavery. Botanist. Developed alternative crops to cotton. Professor at Tuskegee Insitutute. Alabama Men's Hall of Fame 1993. Hall of Famous Missourians 1983. Kansas Hall of Fame 2012. Missouri Wall of Fame. National Agricultural Hall of Fame 1977.

Ginger Rogers

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Member WAMPAS Baby Stars. Paired with Fred Astaire in many movies. Kennedy Center Honors 1992. Missouri Wall of Fame 1992. Hall of Famous Missourians. Missouri Walk of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6772 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 November 1992.

Harry S. Truman

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

Relationships:

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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

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

Jack Buck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Buck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Jean Harlow

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Harlean Carpentier
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missouri Wall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6910 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Joe Garagiola

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Henry Garagiola
Also Known As:
Joseph Henry Garagiola Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher for team St. Louis Cardinals. Sports analyst for NBC. Books Baseball Is a Funny Game, Just Play Ball. Ford C Frick Award 1991. Missouri Wall of Fame. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1985. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. NSMA Hall of Fame 2004. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6328 Delmar Boulevard.

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 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Prizzi's Honor, Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Josephine Baker

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

Brief Facts:

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

Laura Ingalls

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

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

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

Lou Brock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Clark Brock
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left Field. Teams Southern University, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals. 938 stolen bases, beating the record by Ty Cobb. Missouri Wall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 2005. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2012. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Roberto Clemente Award 1975. Babe Ruth Award 1967. Hutch Award 1979. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1977. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6602 Delmar Boulevard.

Omar Bradley (General)

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

Brief Facts:

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

Porter Wagoner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Porter Wayne Wagoner
Nickname(s):
Mr. Grand Ole Opry
The Thin Man From West Plains
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Guitarist. Known for wearing rhinestone suits. Movie Honkytonk Man. TV show The Porter Wagoner Show. Often sang duets with Dolly Parton. Songs Satisfied Mind, Misery Loves Company, I've Enjoyed as Much of This as I Can Stand, Sorrow on the Rocks, Green, Green Grass of Home, Skid Row Joe, The Cold Hard Facts of Life, The Carroll County Accident. Missouri Wall of Fame. Country Music Hall of Fame 2002.

Redd Foxx

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Elroy Sanford
Also Known As:
Chicago Red
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Sanford and Son. Missouri Wall of Fame. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6331 Delmar Boulevard.

Rush Limbaugh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III
Also Known As:
Rusty Sharpe
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Conservative radio talk show host and commentator, radio program The Rush Limbaugh Show. Books The Way Things Ought to Be, See, I Told You So. Missouri Wall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1993. Hall of Famous Missourians 2012. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1998.

Scott Joplin

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

Brief Facts:

Composer of popular ragtime songs The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, Peacherine Rag, Bethena, Magnetic Rag. Opera Treemonisha. Died of syphilis. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. Missouri Wall of Fame. Hall of Famous Missourians 1992. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6510 Delmar Boulevard.

T.S. Eliot

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Also Known As:
T. S. Eliot
T S Eliot
TS Eliot
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poet and playright. Poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Hollow Men, The Waste Land. Play Murder in the Cathedral, Moved to the UK in 1914 at age 25 and became a citizen of Britain when he was 39. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1948. Tony Award in 1950 for Best Play, Broadway play The Cocktail Party. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Missouri Wall of Fame. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6191 Delmar Boulevard.

Tennessee Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Lanier Williams
Nickname(s):
Tom
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 29 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin of
second cousin once removed of

Brief Facts:

Playwright. Wrote plays A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Night of the Iguana. Movies A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Died choking on a bottle cap. Kennedy Center Honors 1979. Theater Hall of Fame 1979. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980. Rainbow Honor Walk. Missouri Wall of Fame. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6500 Delmar Boulevard.

Vincent Price

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Leonard Price Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missouri Wall of Fame. Missouri Walk of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6501 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6509 Delmar Boulevard.

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 CBS Evening News 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.

Yogi Berra

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Peter Berra
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. "It ain't over till it's over". Teams New York Yankees, New York Mets, Houston Astros, Norfolk Tars, Newark Bears. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972. Missouri Wall of Fame 1972. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1988. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6322 Delmar Boulevard.
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