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25 Persons in the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame:

Alberta Hunter

Real/Birth Name:
Alberta Hunter
Also Known As:
May Alix
Josephine Beatty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked also as a nurse then resumed singing. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1996. Blues Hall of Fame 2011. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015. NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1984. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Aretha Franklin

Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer. Movie The Blues Brothers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. UK Music Hall of Fame 2005. Kennedy Center Honors 1994. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. National Medal of Arts 1999. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2001. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Carlos Santana

Real/Birth Name:
Carlos Augusto Alves Santana
Also Known As:
Santana
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group Santana. Albums Santana, Abraxas, Shaman. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2006. Kennedy Center Honors 2013. International Guitar Hall of Fame. California Hall of Fame 2011. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of Santana.

Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 17 August 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Carmen McRae

Real/Birth Name:
Carmen Mercedes McRae
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1993. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.

Clarence Avant

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Avant
Nickname(s):
Godfather of Black Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Music executive, entrepreneur, and film producer.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 October 2016.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ella Fitzgerald

Real/Birth Name:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Lady Ella
Queen of Scat
First Lady of Song
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 13 Grammy Awards, and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. National Women's Hall of Fame 1995. Kennedy Center Honors 1979. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1997. National Medal of Arts 1987. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6738 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Esther Rolle

Real/Birth Name:
Esther Elizabeth Rolle
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 9 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Florida Evans. TV shows Maude, Good Times. Movie Driving Miss Daisy

Etta James

Real/Birth Name:
Jamesetta Hawkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 5 days before her 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs At Last, Dance with Me, Henry. The latter is a variant of song Work with Me, Annie by Hank Ballard. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993. Blues Hall of Fame 2001. Grammy Hall of Fame 1993. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 April 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Clinton

Real/Birth Name:
George Clinton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founer and member of Parliament-Funkadelic aka group P-Funk. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Jerry Butler

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Butler Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 26 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song For Your Precious Love with group The Impressions. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 1986. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Impressions.

Lena Horne

Real/Birth Name:
Lena Calhoun Horne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Stormy Weather. Kennedy Center Honors 1984. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1991. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1991. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1983. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6282 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Linda Hopkins

Real/Birth Name:
Melinda Helen Matthews
Also Known As:
L'I'll Helen Matthews
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Mitzi... Roarin' in the 20's, Leprechaun 2, Honkeytonk Man, Rockin' the Blues. Broadway musical play Inner City
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 October 2005.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Little Richard

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wayne Penniman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 23 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1984. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marian Anderson

Real/Birth Name:
Marian Anderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opera contralto. The first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera on January 7, 1955. Kennedy Center Honors 1978. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963. National Medal of Arts 1986. Congressional Gold Medal 1977. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marvin Gaye

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 1 day before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Anna Gordy Gaye by 17 years.

Brief Facts:

Murdered by his father. Member of group The Moonglows. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014. Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Moonglows.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Moonglows.

Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 27 September 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Oprah Winfrey

Real/Birth Name:
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Nickname(s):
O
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Lee Daniels' the Butler, The Color Purple. News anchor. Talk show host. Name misspelled on birth certificate (should have been Biblical name Orpah). National Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Kennedy Center Honors 2010. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2001. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Television Hall of Fame 1993. Cecil B DeMille Award 2018.

Ossie Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Raiford Chatman Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Ruby Dee, until he died.
Older than Ruby Dee by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Touched by an Angel, The Defenders. Movies The Client, Doctor Doolittle, Grumpy Old Men. NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1989. Kennedy Center Honors 2004. Theater Hall of Fame 2004. National Medal of Arts 1995. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

Paul Robeson

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leroy Robeson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Ol' Man River. In role of Othello on Broadway. Controversy over his support of Soviet Communism. College Football Hall of Fame 1995. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Theater Hall of Fame. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6660 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 9 April 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ray Charles

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Charles Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Blues Brothers. Songs Hit the Road, Jack, Georgia on My Mind, I Got a Woman, Unchain My Heart, Born to Lose, Route 66. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993. Kennedy Center Honors 1986. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1979. National Medal of Arts 1993. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 October 1981.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Richard Pryor

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Superman III, Silver Streak, Blue Collar. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 1998.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 20 May 1993.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ruby Dee

Real/Birth Name:
Ruby Ann Wallace
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Ossie Davis, until his earlier death.
Younger than Ossie Davis by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Just Cause, A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster, Do the Right Thing. Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun. Kennedy Center Honors 2004. NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1989. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975. Theater Hall of Fame 2004. National Medal of Arts 1995. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1986. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. Westchester County Women's Hall of Fame 2007.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Sammy Davis Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Altovise Davis, until he died.
Older than Altovise Davis by 17 years.
ex-husband of
Older than May Britt by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Ocean's Eleven (1960), Robin and the Seven Hoods. Songs What Kind of Fool Am I?, I've Gotta Be Me. TV show One Life to Live. Member the Rat Pack. Lost his left eye in a traffic accident. Converted to Judaism. Broadway musical Golden Boy, winning a Tony Award. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1987. Kennedy Center Honors 1987. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Riviera Hotel (removed); ceremony: 15 February 2007.

Sidney Poitier

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney L. Poitier
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in the US, grew up in the Bahamas. Movies In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Jackal, Blackboard Jungle, Cry, the Beloved Country, To Sir, with Love, Lilies of the Field. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1972. Kennedy Center Honors 1995. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. Cecil B DeMille Award 1982.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Spike Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Shelton Jackson Lee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Malcolm X the life of Malcolm X. Movie Summer of Sam

Stevie Wonder

Real/Birth Name:
Stevland Hardaway Judkins
Also Known As:
Little Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris
Steveland Judkins Hardaway
Eivets Rednow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Stevland Judkins - changed several times. Blind singer and pianist. Movie Muscle Beach Party. Songs For Once in My Life, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, I Just Called to Say I Love You. 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. Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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