Guess Who This Is

42 Persons in the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame:

Benny Goodman

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin David Goodman
Nickname(s):
King of Swing
Patriarch of the Clarinet
The Professor
Swing's Senior Statesman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clarinet. Jazz and swing music. Song Sometimes I'm Happy. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1983. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1957. Kennedy Center Honors 1982. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Betty White

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Marion White
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
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 The Golden Girls, The Love Boat. Often a guest on game TV shows: Password, Hollywood Squares. Movies Annie's Point, Advise and Consent. 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.
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Bing Crosby

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Lillis Crosby
Gender:
Male
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 Bob Hope. Song White Christmas. Movie musical Holiday Inn. 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. Cecil B DeMille Award 1960. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1611 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6769 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Bob Barker

Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Barker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
94, 2 days before his 95th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV programs Truth or Consequences, The Price is Right. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2007. Hall of Famous Missourians 2007. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1980. Television Hall of Fame 2004. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2008. Missouri Walk of Fame 2009. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Bob Keeshan

Real/Birth Name:
Robert James Keeshan
Also Known As:
Captain Kangaroo
Capt. Kangaroo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played role of Clarabell the Clown on TV show Howdy Doody then hosted TV show Captain Kangaroo. Book Alligator in the Basement. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1998. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Bob Newhart

Real/Birth Name:
George Robert Newhart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, Bob. Movies In & Out, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Elf. 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.
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Bob Uecker

Real/Birth Name:
Robert George Uecker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. Commercials for Miller Beer. TV series Mr. Belvedere. Ford C Frick Award 2003. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2001. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2012. Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2003. NSMA Hall of Fame 2011. Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor 2014.

Carol Burnett

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Creighton Burnett
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Joe Hamilton, until his death.
Younger than Joe Hamilton by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Carol Burnett Show. Movies The Four Seasons, Annie. Broadway plays Same Time, Next Year, Once Upon a Mattress. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993. Kennedy Center Honors 2003. California Hall of Fame 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. Television Hall of Fame 1985. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1995. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2013. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6439 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 21 May 1975.
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Casey Kasem

Real/Birth Name:
Kemal Amin Kasem
Gender:
Female
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 Shaggy in the animated TV series Scooby Doo, Where Are You!, What's New, Scooby-Doo?. 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.
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Charles Osgood

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Osgood Wood III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 29 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio program The Osgood File and host of TV program CBS Sunday Morning. 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.

Don Imus

Real/Birth Name:
John Donald Imus Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Syndicated talk radio show Imus in the Morning. Controversy over racist remarks. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1996. National Radio Hall of Fame 1989.

Edgar Bergen

Real/Birth Name:
Edgar John Bergen
Gender:
Male
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:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Ventriloquist. Puppets Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd. 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.
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A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6425 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Ernie Kovacs

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Edward Kovacs
Gender:
Male
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 North to Alaska, Bell, Book and Candle. 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. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Garry Marshall

Real/Birth Name:
Garry Kent Masciarelli
Gender:
Male
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 Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries, TV series Mork & Mindy. Created TV series Happy Days. 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.
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Gary Owens

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Altman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

South Dakota Hall of Fame 1995. National Radio Hall of Fame 1994. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1995. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 20 May 1981.
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George Burns

Real/Birth Name:
Nathan Birnbaum
Gender:
Male
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 Oh God. Partner with wife in group Burns and Allen. 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.
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A star at 6510 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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Guglielmo Marconi

Real/Birth Name:
Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi
Also Known As:
Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi
Gender:
Male
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. Albert Medal 1914.

Harry Caray

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Christopher Carabina
Nickname(s):
The Mayor of Rush Street
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 11 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadcaster for baseball teams St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Famed for leading the song Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the seventh inning "stretch". Ford C Frick Award 1989. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1989. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1994. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. NSMA Hall of Fame 1988. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6321 Delmar Boulevard.

Jack Benny

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Kubelsky
Also Known As:
Ben K. Benny
Gender:
Male
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 The Jack Benny Program. Known for his comedy routines with Eddie Anderson 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.
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A star at 1505 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6370 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Jack Buck

Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Buck
Gender:
Male
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.

Jerry Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Levitch
Nickname(s):
Picchiatello
The King of Comedy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Nutty Professor, The Geisha Boy. Often paired with Dean Martin in movies. Host of MS Telethon. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. French Legion of Honor. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1991. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6150 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Kate Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alto. Songs God Bless America, Dream a Little Dream of Me, The Woodpecker Song, Now Is the Hour, When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1982. National Radio Hall of Fame 1999. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6157 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Larry King

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Harvey Zeigler
Also Known As:
Lawrence Harvey King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 21 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 Larry King Live. Married to 7 women, one twice, as of 2009. Voice actor in movies Shrek 2, Shrek the Third. 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.
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Lucille Ball

Real/Birth Name:
Lucille Desiree Ball
Also Known As:
Diane Belmont
Lucille Ball Arnaz'Lucille Ball Morton
Nickname(s):
Lucy
Gender:
Female
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 I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy. Movies Mame, Yours, Mine and Ours, The Long, Long Trailer. Broadway musical Wildcat. 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. Cecil B DeMille Award 1979. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Mel Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Allen Israel
Nickname(s):
Voice of the Yankees
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called games for baseball team New York Yankees. Ford C Frick Award 1978. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1985. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1974. National Radio Hall of Fame 1989. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1998. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1986. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1979. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1980. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1972.

Milton Berle

Real/Birth Name:
Mendel Berlinger
(other sources:) Milton Berlinger
Nickname(s):
Uncle Miltie
Mr. Television
Gender:
Male
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.
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A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Orson Welles

Real/Birth Name:
George Orson Wells
Gender:
Male
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 War of the Worlds which caused a panic. Movies Citizen Kane, A Man for All Seasons. 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.
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A star at 6552 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Paul Harvey

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Harvey Aurandt
Also Known As:
Paul Aurandt
Gender:
Male
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 More of Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story. Radio show Paul Harvey News and Comment, 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.

Ray Goulding

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Walter Goulding
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Radio show Bob and Ray with Bob Elliott. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1984. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981.

Red Barber

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Lanier Barber
Gender:
Male
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 Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees. Considered the definer of radio game commentary style. Ford C Frick Award 1978. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. 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. NSMA Hall of Fame 1973.

Red Skelton

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Bernard Skelton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Red Skelton Show. Movies Around the World in Eighty Days, Ocean's Eleven (1960), Du Barry Was a Lady. International Clown Hall of Fame 1989. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. National Radio Hall of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1988. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1984. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Cecil B DeMille Award 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6763 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6650 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Regis Philbin

Real/Birth Name:
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Talk show host. TV series Live! with Kelly, Today, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. 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. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 10 April 2003.
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Rick Dees

Real/Birth Name:
Rigdon Osmond Dees III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Meatballs, Disco Duck (Part One). Radio program The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown. National Radio Hall of Fame 1999. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2013. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to radio; ceremony: 17 September 1984.
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Ronald Reagan

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Dutch
the Gipper
the Great Communicator
Gender:
Male
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 Bedtime for Bonzo, Knute Rockne All American. Governor of California. 40th President of US. California Hall of Fame 2006. Hall of Great Western Performers 1989. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993. Congressional Gold Medal 2000. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1986. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1990. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6374 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 6 February 1997.

Roone Arledge

Real/Birth Name:
Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr.
Gender:
Male
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 ABC Sports, Created TV show Monday Night Football. 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. Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame 2016.

Roy Acuff

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Claxton Acuff
Nickname(s):
King of Country Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Band Smoky Mountain Boys. Song Wabash Cannonball. Country Music Hall of Fame 1962. Kennedy Center Honors 1991. National Medal of Arts 1991. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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Rush Limbaugh

Real/Birth Name:
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III
Also Known As:
Rusty Sharpe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 33 days before his 68th birthday
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.

Sid Caesar

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Sidney Caesar
Gender:
Male
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 Your Show of Shows, The Sid Caesar Show. Movies Grease, Grease 2, Airport 1975. 1948 Broadway revue Make Mine Manhattan. 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.
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Tom Joyner

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Joyner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 17 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 The Tom Joyner Show. Book Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for College. 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. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013.

Vin Scully

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Edward Scully
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
91, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadcaster for games of teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers. Ford C Frick Award 1982. California Sports Hall of Fame 2008. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1992. National Radio Hall of Fame 1995. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2009. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2008. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2009. Movie For Love of the Game. NSMA Hall of Fame 1991. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 9 June 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

William S. Paley

Real/Birth Name:
William S. Paley
Gender:
Male
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.

Wolfman Jack

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Weston Smith
Also Known As:
Daddy Jules
Big Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Disk jockey, gravelly voice. National Radio Hall of Fame 1996. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1999.
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