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56 Persons in the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame:

Location:
Wall,NJ?
Web Site:
Years Active:
inactive after 2007?

Al Jolson

Real/Birth Name:
Asa Yoelson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ruby Keeler by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

An early movie with sound: The Jazz Singer. Songs My Mammy, My Buddy, When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along). Theater Hall of Fame 2000. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6622 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 128 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 4 October 2000.

Andy Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Andrew Williams
Nickname(s):
Andy
Paul
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Claudine Longet by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Moon River, The Hawaiian Wedding Song, Are You Sincere, Can't Get Used to Losing You, Days of Wine and Roses, Butterfly. TV show The Andy Williams Show. Former member group Williams Brothers. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2007. Missouri Walk of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 November 1982.
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Arlene Francis

Real/Birth Name:
Arline Francis Kazanjian
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Murders in the Rue Morgue. Host of TV show The Arlene Francis Show. Game TV shows participant including What's My Line. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1982. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6432 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1734 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Art Linkletter

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Gordon Kelly
Also Known As:
Arthur Gordon Linkletter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted as a baby. Moved to USA when he was about 7. TV shows Kids Say the Darndest Things, People Are Funny, Art Linkletter's House Party. Wrote books: Old Age is Not for Sissies, How to Be a Supersalesman, Confessions of a Happy Man, Hobo on the Way to Heaven, I Didn't Do It Alone. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1981. National Humanities Medal 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Arthur Godfrey

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Morton Godfrey
Nickname(s):
The Old Redhead
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio and TV host, tv show The Arthur Godfrey Show. Movie The Great Bank Hoax. Ukelele player on his show. Ukulele Hall of Fame 2001. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1976. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1987. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1976. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1559 Vine Street 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 Elliott

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Brackett Elliott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Radio show Bob and Ray with Ray Goulding. TV series Get a Life. Movie Cabin Boy. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981. Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Bob Hope

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Townes Hope
Also Known As:
Lester Hope
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dolores Hope, until he died.
Older than Dolores Hope by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Signature song Thanks for the Memory. Movies Call Me Bwana, The Seven Little Foys, Son of Paleface, The Lemon Drop Kid, Fancy Pants, Sorrowful Jones, Road to Bali, Road to Rio, Road to Hong Kong. Broadway revue Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. World Golf Hall of Fame 1983. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995. Kennedy Center Honors 1985. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. National Medal of Arts 1995. Congressional Gold Medal 1962. London Avenue of Stars. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. Television Hall of Fame 1987. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Cecil B DeMille Award 1963. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6758 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 November 1992.

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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Celeste Holm

Real/Birth Name:
Celeste Holm
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies All About Eve, Gentleman's Agreement, High Society. TV series Touched by an Angel, Falcon Crest. Broadway musical Oklahoma!. Theater Hall of Fame 1992. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2007. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1995. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Charles Osgood

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Osgood Wood III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
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.

David Sarnoff

Real/Birth Name:
David Sarnoff
Nickname(s):
The General
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Main influence in development of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and NBC. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Television Hall of Fame 1984. National Radio Hall of Fame 1989. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013. Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Dinah Shore

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Rose Shore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than George Montgomery by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Her own television shows. Songs I'll Walk Alone, You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To, Buttons and Bows, The Anniversary Song, Baby, It's Cold Outside. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. LPGA Tour Hall of Fame 1994. World Golf Hall of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1991. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6916 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 23 March 1996.

E.G. Marshall

Real/Birth Name:
Everett Eugene Grunz
Also Known As:
E. G. Marshall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Nixon, Interiors, Tora! Tora! Tora!, 12 Angry Men, The Caine Mutiny. TV series The Defenders. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1982.

Eddie Bracken

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Vincent Bracken
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Vacation, Natonal Lampoon's Vacation, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Broadway plays Too Many Girls, Shinbone Alley, Hello, Dolly!, The Odd Couple, Sugar Babies. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Eddie Cantor

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Israel Iskowitz
Nickname(s):
Banjo Eyes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Helped found March of Dimes. Theater Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 2000. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6648 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6765 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1770 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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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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Eric Sevareid

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Eric Sevareid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News on channel CBS. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Television Hall of Fame 1987. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1993.

Frank Sinatra

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Albert Sinatra
Also Known As:
Frank Sinatra Sr.
Nickname(s):
Old Blue Eyes
Chairman of the Board
Gender:
Male
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.
husband of
Barbara Sinatra, until he died.
Older than Barbara Sinatra by 11 years.
son of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Mia Farrow by 29 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Nancy Barbato by 1 year.
father of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Come Fly with Me, Fly Me to the Moon, I've Got You Under My Skin, It Was a Very Good Year, New York, New York, Luck Be a Lady, Strangers in the Night, The Best Is Yet to Come, My Way, Let It Snow, Mack the Knife. Movies Ocean's 11 (1960), Pal Joey, From Here to Eternity, Scarface, Tony Rome, The Manchurian Candidate. Member the Rat Pack. 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. Cecil B DeMille Award 1971. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1637 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6538 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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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.

Fred Waring

Real/Birth Name:
Fredrick Malcolm Waring
Nickname(s):
America's Singing Master
The Man Who Taught America How to Sing
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Button Up Your Overcoat, Dancing in the Dark. Financial backer for the Waring blender. Congressional Gold Medal 1982. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6556 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 11 April 1997.

Gale Gordon

Real/Birth Name:
Charles T. Aldrich Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

National Radio Hall of Fame 1999. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Movie The 'Burbs Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Garry Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Garrison Morfit
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Garry Moore Show, I've Got a Secret. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1718 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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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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Gene Autry

Real/Birth Name:
Orvon Grover Autry
Also Known As:
The Singing Cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Traveled and performed with the Fields Brothers Marvelous Medicine Show. Songs Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Here Comes Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Back in the Saddle Again. Was owner of the baseball team California Angels and a Los Angeles television station. Country Music Hall of Fame 1969. Hall of Great Western Performers 1972. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1981. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2003. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1991. Angels Hall of Fame 2011. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star; ceremony: 7 April 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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Gene Rayburn

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Rubessa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 23 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Match Game. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1983.

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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Goodman Ace

Real/Birth Name:
Goodman Aiskowitz
Also Known As:
Asa Goodman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show Easy Aces. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1979.

Gracie Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
George Burns, until she died.
Older than George Burns by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

With her husband George Burns she did radio show Burns and Allen. Birth date may be 1902 or 1897. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. Television Hall of Fame 1988. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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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.

H.V. Kaltenborn

Real/Birth Name:
Hans von Kaltenborn
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

News commentator for CBS, covered World War II. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.

Henry Morgan

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Lerner Von Ost Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Briefly blacklisted then cleared. Movie Murder, Inc.. TV show I've Got a Secret. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1983. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6325 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Herb Jeffries

Real/Birth Name:
Umberto Alexander Valentino
Also Known As:
Herb Jeffrey
Herbert Jeffrey
Umberto Alejandro Ballentino
Nickname(s):
The Bronze Buckaroo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tempest Storm by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Itallian/Irish/one quarter Ethiopian. Singng cowboy in films made for black audiences. Movies Harlem on the Prairie, The Bronze Buckaroo, Calypso Joe. Album The Bronze Buckaroo (Rides Again). Member of the group Duke Ellington Orchestra. Songs Flamingo, In My Solitude, I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good, When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, Basin Street Blues. Hall of Great Western Performers 2004. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1997. Texas Trail of Fame 2001. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1995. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2001. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 255 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 20 November 1998.

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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Jane Powell

Real/Birth Name:
Suzanne Lorraine Burce
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Dickie Moore, until his death.
Younger than Dickie Moore by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. TV series Growing Pains. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6818 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Jonathan Winters

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Harshman Winters III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, Viva Max!, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1995. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 1999. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6290 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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Kenny Delmar

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Howard Delmar
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Voice actor TV series Underdog. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981.

Kirk Alyn

Real/Birth Name:
John Feggo Jr.
Also Known As:
Kirk Allen
Jack Fago
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Virginia O'Brien by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

First in role of Superman, movie serials Superman, Atom Man vs Superman. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1995.

Larry King

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Harvey Zeigler
Also Known As:
Lawrence Harvey King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
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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Les Paul

Real/Birth Name:
Lester William Polsfuss
Also Known As:
Lester Polfuss
Rhubarb Red
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Mary Ford by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed guitarist. Responsible for electric guitar sound and popularity of the Les Paul Gibson guitar. Invented multi-track recording. Songs How High the Moon, Vaya Con Dios, Mockingbird Hill, Bye Bye, Blues, I'm Sitting on Top of the World. Band The Les Paul Trio. Often recorded with his wife, Mary Ford. Songs Vaya Con Dios, How High the Moon. Duo Les Paul and Mary Ford. Grammy Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. National Inventors Hall of Fame. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. Guitar Center RockWalk 1988. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. National Medal of Arts 2007. New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1996. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1541 Vine Street for involvement with group group: Les Paul and Mary Ford for contributions to the recording industry.
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Margaret Whiting

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Eleanor Whiting
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jack Wrangler, until his earlier death.
Older than Jack Wrangler by 21 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Lou Busch by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Baby, It's Cold Outside, That Old Black Magic, Moonlight in Vermont. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording 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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Monty Hall

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Halperin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series game show Let's Make a Deal producer and host. Canada's Walk of Fame 2002. American TV Game Show Hall of Fame 2007. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1995. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television 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: 14 December 1996.

Perry Como

Real/Birth Name:
Pierino Roland Como
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 6 days before his 89th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997. Kennedy Center Honors 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Television Hall of Fame 1989. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1984. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6376 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6376 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Ralph Edwards

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Livingstone Edwards
Also Known As:
Ralph G. Edwards
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio and TV shows This Is Your Life, Truth or Consequences producer. National Radio Hall of Fame 1995. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6116 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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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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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.

Rosemary Clooney

Real/Birth Name:
Rosemary Clooney
Nickname(s):
Rosie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
mother of
aunt of
ex-wife of
Younger than José Ferrer by 19 years.
mother of
older sister of
Older than Nick Clooney by 5 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie musical White Christmas. Songs Come on-a My House, Tenderly, Hey There. TV show The Rosemary Clooney Show. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1995. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6325 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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Rudy Vallee

Real/Birth Name:
Hubert Prior Vallée
Also Known As:
Rudy Vallée
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 25 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jane Greer by 23 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Batchelor and the Bobby-Soxer, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. Famed for the song Whiffenpoof Song. Popular singer in the 1930s. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1632 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 13 January 1995.

Ted Husing

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Husing
Also Known As:
Edward Britt Husing
Nickname(s):
Mile a Minute Husing
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed to Edward Britt Husing at age ten. Early sportscaster who influenced the style of announcing. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. NSMA Hall of Fame 1963. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ted Turner

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Edward Turner III
Also Known As:
R.E. Turner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Jane Fonda by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Owner of team Atlanta Braves. Manager for 1 game. Movie Gods and Generals. Founder of CNN cable news network and other networks. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Cable Hall of Fame 1999. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Braves Hall of Fame 2000. Television Hall of Fame 1991. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2012. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 7 April 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Walter Winchell

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Winchel
Gender:
Male
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:

TV series The Ubtouchables, The Walter Winchell Show. Column On-Broadway. Called people "communist" like McCarthy did. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. National Radio Hall of Fame 2004. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1645 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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.
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