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50 Persons in the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame:

Althea Gibson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Althea Gibson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the French Open in 1956. The first person of color to win a Grand Slam. Also won Wimbledon twice.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1971.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2001.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.

Arthur Ashe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional tennis player, first African-American male champion, winning Wimbledon in 1975. Died of AIDS-related pneumonia. He and his doctors believed he contracted the virus from blood transfusions he received during his second heart surgery.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1985.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1984.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Benny Goodman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin David Goodman
Nickname(s):
King of Swing
Patriarch of the Clarinet
The Professor
Swing's Senior Statesman
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: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Bill Bradley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Warren Bradley
Nickname(s):
Dollar Bill
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Book:Democrat Senator from New Jersey 1979 though 1997. Candidate for president.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Radio commentator on Sirius satellite radio.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Eagles Hall of Fame 1993.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1988.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Bill Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Luther Robinson
Also Known As:
William "Bill" Robinson
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Nickname(s):
Bojangles
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tap dancer.
Danced in Shirley Temple movie:Movie:Revue:National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.

Billie Holiday

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eleanora Fagan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
Blues Hall of Fame 1991.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1961.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2011.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1540 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 April 1986.

Billie Jean King

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moffitt
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.
Played:and won in a demonstration match called "The Battle of the Sexes".
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1987.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1990.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2013.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
Southern California Tennis Hall of Fame 2011.
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame 1999.

Bob Hayes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Hayes
Nickname(s):
Bullet Bob
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic runner. Wide receiver.
Team:The only man to win both Olympic gold and a Super Bowl ring.
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2001.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2009.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1997.
Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Bob Marley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Nesta Marley
Nickname(s):
Tuff Gong
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song:Album:Group:Died of cancer 1981.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 February 2001.

Cab Calloway

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cabell Calloway III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987.
National Medal of Arts 1993.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.

Charlie Parker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Christopher Parker Jr.
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Bird
Yardbird
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophone player. Nickname Yardbird because he liked chicken.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1955.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1994.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.

Count Basie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Allen Basie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing orchestra:jazz pianist and swing music.
Theme song:DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1958.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 1981.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 January 1982.

Curt Flood

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Charles Flood
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center field.
Teams:Forced free agency by a suit.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6162 Delmar Boulevard.

Danny Glover

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Danny Lebern Glover
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:and its sequels.
Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1990.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.

Dionne Warwick

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marie Dionne Warrick
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
niece of
older sister of
Older than Dee Dee Warwick by 4 years.
daughter of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Voice actor on TV series:Sang title song for:Her last name was misspelled on the label of her first single in 1962 - she changed to Warwick.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 December 1985.

Dorothy Dandridge

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Jean Dandridge
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died by drug overdose (suicide.).
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6719 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 18 January 1983.

Duke Ellington

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1956.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
French Legion of Honor.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6535 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Ella Fitzgerald

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Lady Ella
Queen of Scat
First Lady of Song
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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6738 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Flo Hyman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Flora Jean Hyman
Nickname(s):
Flo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 5". Volleyball athlete and Olympic silver medalist. Died during a volleyball match in Japan as a result of Marfan syndrome.
Volleyball Hall of Fame 1988.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1986.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.

Frank Sinatra

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Albert Sinatra
Also Known As:
Frank Sinatra Sr.
Nickname(s):
Old Blue Eyes
Chairman of the Board
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Older than Ava Gardner by 7 years.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Mia Farrow by 29 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Nancy Barbato by 1 year.
father of
son of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movies:Member:DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1998.
Gaming Hall of Fame 1997.
Kennedy Center Honors 1983.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Congressional Gold Medal 1997.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1982.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2005.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1637 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6538 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 22 February 2010.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 January 1994.

Gene Krupa

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Bertram Krupa
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer.
Modern Drummer Hall of Fame 1978.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1972.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1991.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.

Hank Aaron

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Louis Aaron
Nickname(s):
Hammer
Hammerin' Hank
Bad Henry
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:From Mobile AL. Long time record of 755 home runs - finally broken.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1982.
Mobile Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1988.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2001.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Braves Hall of Fame 1999.
Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2001.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1970.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jacqueline Joyner
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1988.
Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Won in heptathlon and long jump. Also competed in 1984 and 1996.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
National High School Hall of Fame 1989.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1996.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Dick Enberg Award 2011.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004.
Jesse Owens Award 1986.
Jesse Owens Award 1987.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6683 Delmar Boulevard.

Jackie Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African-American to play in the major leagues, for the team:Subject of movie:California Hall of Fame 2007.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1962.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984.
Congressional Gold Medal 2003.
National High School Hall of Fame 1993.
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 1991.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2007.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2008.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2005.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Jim Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Nathaniel Brown
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NFL football team:Movies:Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971.
US Lacrosse Hall of Fame 1983.
College Football Hall of Fame 1995.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1991.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 1998.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Bert Bell Award 1963.

Joe Cuba

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gilberto Miguel Calderón
Nickname(s):
Sonny
Father of Latin Boogaloo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Puero Rican ancestry.
International Latin Music Hall of Fame 1999.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.

Joe Louis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Louis Barrow
Nickname(s):
the Brown Bomber

Brief Facts:

Champion heavyweight boxer.
Congressional Gold Medal 1982.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1969.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Also Known As:
Lew Alcindor
Kareem Abdul-Jabaar
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center for teams:Movie:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2003.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Lena Horne

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

Relationships:

grandmother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Kennedy Center Honors 1984.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1991.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1991.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 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.
A star at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Lionel Hampton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Leo Hampton
Nickname(s):
The Gates of Swing
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drums and vibraphone.
Song:Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1986.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1987.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
Kennedy Center Honors 1992.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006.
National Medal of Arts 1996.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 June 1982.

Lloyd Price

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Price
Nickname(s):
Mr. Personality
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.

Louis Armstrong

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Daniel Armstrong
Nickname(s):
Satchmo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 29 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1952.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Muhammad Ali

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight.
Olympic Gold Medal 1960.
Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book:Movie for television:Conscientious objector to war. Developed Parkinsons later.
International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2001.
Liberty Medal 2012.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 11 January 2002.

Oscar Robertson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Palmer Robertson
Also Known As:
Oscar P. Robertson
Nickname(s):
The Big O
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Height 6' 5".
Teams:Olympic Gold Medal 1960.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2009.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980.

Paul Shaffer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Allen Wood Shaffer
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced Shay-fer.
Known for TV show:TV show:Also musical director and producer at induction ceremonies for the Rock and Roll hall.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2006.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.

Pee Wee Reese

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Henry Reese
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:shortstop. NBC play-by-play.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1984.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1956.

Pelé

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edison Arantes do Nascimento
Also Known As:
Pele
Edson
Nickname(s):
The King of Football
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian soccer star. The IOC named him Athlete of the Century in 1999.
National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.

Ray Charles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Charles Robinson
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:Songs: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 October 1981.

Roy Campanella

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Campanella
Nickname(s):
Campy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher.
Teams:Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame 1971.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1969.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.

Smokey Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Robinson Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Claudette Rogers by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Motown group:Formerly called this group:Songs:Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Album:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990.
Kennedy Center Honors 2006.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1991.
National Medal of Arts 2002.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Movie: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Miracles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Miracles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 22 February 1983.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Miracles for contributions to the recording industry.

Tank Younger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Lawrence Younger
Also Known As:
Paul "Tank" Younger
Nickname(s):
Tank
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback and linebacker.
Teams:Assistant general manager with team:Black College Football Hall of Fame 2010.
College Football Hall of Fame 2000.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.

Teddy Pendergrass

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass
Also Known As:
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass Sr.
Nickname(s):
Teddy P
TP
Teddy Bear
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and soul singer.
Songs:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Tito Puente

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Anthony Puente Jr.
Nickname(s):
El Rey
The King of Mambo
The King of Latin Music
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:

Album:Guitar Center RockWalk 2000.
International Latin Music Hall of Fame 1990.
National Medal of Arts 1997.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1995.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 August 1990.

Tony Bennett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Album:A respected painter.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1997.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2005.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Walter Payton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Jerry Payton
Nickname(s):
Sweetness
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NFL team:running back.
College Football Hall of Fame 1999.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1988.
Black College Football Hall of Fame 2010.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
Bert Bell Award 1985.

Willie Mays

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Howard Mays Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Say Hey Kid
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 9 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Baseball teams:Retired with a lifetime batting average of .302 and 660 home runs.
California Hall of Fame 2007.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1979.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980. San Francisco Giants 2008.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Roberto Clemente Award 1971.

Wilma Rudolph

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Glodean Rudolph
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she won three Olympic titles.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1994.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1993.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Wilt Chamberlain

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilton Norman Chamberlain
Nickname(s):
Wilt The Stilt
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

7' 1" Center for team:Only NBA player to make 100 points in a single game.
Movie:California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
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