Guess Who This Is

106 Persons awarded the National Medal of Arts:

Aaron Copland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Copland
Nickname(s):
The Dean of American Composers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. Father's original name was Kaplan.
Composed ballet songs:Popular fanfare song:Awarded a special Congressional Gold Medal 1986.
Kennedy Center Honors 1979.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
National Medal of Arts 1986.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.

Agnes de Mille

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Agnes George de Mille
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 18 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

niece of

Brief Facts:

Musical movie:Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987.
National Medal of Arts 1986.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Al Pacino

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfredo James Pacino
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV miniseries:Theatre in New York, with Obie and Tony Awards.
National Medal of Arts 2011.
Theater Hall of Fame 2000.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016.

Allen Toussaint

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allen Toussaint
Also Known As:
Al Tousan
Allen Orange
Naomi Neville
Clarence Toussaint
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist.
Songs:Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
National Medal of Arts 2013.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Blues Hall of Fame 2012.

Andrew Wyeth

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Newell Wyeth
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American painter b. 1917.
Best work is painting:Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.
National Medal of Arts 2007.
Congressional Gold Medal 1988.

Angela Lansbury

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Angela Brigid Lansbury
Also Known As:
Dame Angela Lansbury
Nickname(s):
First Lady of Musical Theatre
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Bruce Lansbury by 4 years.
aunt of
older sister of
Older than Edgar Lansbury by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV show:Musical:Became a US citizen in 1951. DBE 2014.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2003.
Kennedy Center Honors 2000.
Theater Hall of Fame 1982.
National Medal of Arts 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 1996.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6259 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Aretha Franklin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movie:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005.
Kennedy Center Honors 1994.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
National Medal of Arts 1999.
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2001.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1979.

Arthur Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Asher Miller

Relationships:

husband of
ex-husband of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Playwright.
Plays and movies:Kennedy Center Honors 1984.
Theater Hall of Fame 1979.
National Medal of Arts 1993.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

B.B. King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Riley B. King
Also Known As:
B B King
BB King
Nickname(s):
King of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Album:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 1995.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.
National Medal of Arts 1990.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2008.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 August 1990.

Barbra Streisand

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Joan Streisand
Nickname(s):
Babs
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
ex-wife of
Younger than Elliott Gould by 3 years.
daughter of
wife of
Younger than James Brolin by 1 year.
mother of
half-sister of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway:Song:Theater Hall of Fame.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2008.
California Hall of Fame 2010.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 2000.
French Legion of Honor.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 December 1976.

Betty Carter

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lillie Mae Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Brief Facts:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1999.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1994.
National Medal of Arts 1997.

Beverly Sills

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Belle Miriam Silverman
Nickname(s):
Bubbles
America's Queen of Opera
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coloratura soprano. Chair of Lincoln Center and Metopolitan Opera. 2007 inductee Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.
Kennedy Center Honors 1985.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.
National Medal of Arts 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 October 1977.

Bill Monroe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Smith Monroe
Nickname(s):
The Father of Bluegrass Music
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 4 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Primary origin of Bluegrass music style. Mandolin musician.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1970.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997.
Group:Song:is now the state song.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
National Medal of Arts 1995.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Billy Wilder

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Wilder
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:His mother, grandmother and stepfather died at Auschwitz concentration camp.
Kennedy Center Honors 1990.
National Medal of Arts 1993.
Boulevard der Stars 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Bob Dylan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Also Known As:
Lucky Wilbury
Boo Wilbury
Robert Dylan
Rob Dylan
Elston Gunnn
Blind Boy Grunt
Bob Landy
Robert Milkwood Thomas
Tedham Porterhouse
Jack Frost
Sergei Petrov
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Album:Group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005.
Kennedy Center Honors 1997.
National Medal of Arts 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1991.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

Bob Hope

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Townes Hope
Also Known As:
Lester Hope
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:Movies:Broadway revue: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6758 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 November 1992.

Buddy Guy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Guy
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 33 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Albums:Owner of Chicago club Buddy Guy's Legends.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005.
Blues Hall of Fame 1985.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1995.
National Medal of Arts 2003.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2012.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

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.

Clint Eastwood

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clinton Eastwood Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Dina Eastwood by 35 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Former mayor of Carmel, California.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
Kennedy Center Honors 2000.
National Medal of Arts 2009.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.

Cyd Charisse

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Tula Ellice Finklea
Also Known As:
Lily Norwood
Celia Siderova
Maria Istromena
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
ex-wife of
wife of
Tony Martin, until she died.
Younger than Tony Martin by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of the ballet group:Movies:Some sources say born 1921.
Texas Film Hall of Fame 2002.
National Medal of Arts 2006.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Dave Brubeck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Warren Brubeck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 1 day before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Compositions and performed music were sometimes in unusual time signatures.
Songs:California Hall of Fame 2008.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1994.
Kennedy Center Honors 2009.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989.
National Medal of Arts 1994.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Dizzy Gillespie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Birks Gillespie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player - his trumpet had a bent tube and the bell pointed upward.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1960.
Kennedy Center Honors 1990.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1993.
National Medal of Arts 1989.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
South Carolina Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 October 1995.

Doc Watson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthel Lane Watson
Nickname(s):
Doc
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:

Perfected "flatpicking." Also played folk music. Blind by age 1.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2000.
National Medal of Arts 1997.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Dolly Parton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Stella Parton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Movie:Movie:Songs:Composer for Broadway musical:Tony Award nomination.
Subject of television movie:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1999.
Small Town of America Hall of Fame 1988.
Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame 2008.
The Americana Highway Hall of Fame 2006.
East Tennessee Hall of Fame 1988.
Music City Walk of Fame 2009.
Kennedy Center Honors 2006.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
National Medal of Arts 2005.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 June 1984.

Earl Scruggs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Earl Eugene Scruggs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:with:in duo:Invented the three-finger roll on the banjo.
Joined the group:International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 1992.
Grand Ole Opry.
American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2014.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Flatt & Scruggs.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 February 2003.

Eddy Arnold

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Edward Arnold
Nickname(s):
The Tennessee Plowboy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 7 days before his 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:Country Music Hall of Fame 1966.
Music City Walk of Fame 2010.
National Medal of Arts 2000.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6775 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Edward Albee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Franklin Albee III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays:winning a Tony Award for the latter.
Tony Award nominations for plays:Won three Pulitzer Prizes.
Theater Hall of Fame 1985.
Kennedy Center Honors 1996.
National Medal of Arts 1996.

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.

Fats Domino

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Antoine Dominique Domino Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Blues Hall of Fame 2003.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1998.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
National Medal of Arts 1998.
Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Frank Capra

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Rosario Capra
Francesco Rosario Capra
Also Known As:
Frank Russell Capra
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Became a US naturalized citizen 1920.
National Medal of Arts 1986.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6614 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Frank Gehry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Owen Goldberg
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Architect for Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Experience Music Project in Seattle, and the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Dual citizenship in Canada and the United States.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
National Medal of Arts 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Gene Kelly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Curran Kelly
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Betsy Blair by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 1982.
Theater Hall of Fame 1992.
National Medal of Arts 1994.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6153 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

George Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Glenn Jones
Also Known As:
Thumper Jones
Nickname(s):
The Possum
No Show Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tammy Wynette by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:Nickname "No Show Jones" comes from excessive drinking problems he had - in 1979 he missed more than 50 concerts.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Kennedy Center Honors 2008.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1992.
National Medal of Arts 2002.

George Lucas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Walton Lucas Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Founder of Lucasfilm. Sound effects and special effects.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2006.
National Medal of Arts 2013.
Kennedy Center Honors 2015.

George Segal

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

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movie:National Medal of Arts 1999.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 February 2017.

Gregory Peck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eldred Gregory Peck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:in role of:Movies:Hall of Great Western Performers 1979.
Kennedy Center Honors 1991.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
National Medal of Arts 1998.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1983.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Gwen Verdon

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gwyneth Evelyn Verdon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Bob Fosse, until his earlier death.
Older than Bob Fosse by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Danced in Broadway musical:in role as:Choreographed by:Theater Hall of Fame 1981.
National Medal of Arts 1998.

Harper Lee

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Nelle Harper Lee
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote book (made into a movie):which won for her the Pulitzer Prize.
A long-time friend of:who was a childhood neighbor.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007.
National Medal of Arts 2010.

Harry Belafonte

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold George Belafonte Jr.
Nickname(s):
King of Calypso
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:with the famous line "Day-O." Movie:Kennedy Center Honors 1989.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011.
National Medal of Arts 1994.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1972.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005..
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6721 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Helen Hayes

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Hayes Brown
Nickname(s):
First Lady of the Theater
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:First actress to win an Oscar in movie:Winner of Tony Award for Broadway plays:Also Oscar and Emmy awards.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.
Kennedy Center Honors 1981.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1986.
National Medal of Arts 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6258 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Herb Alpert

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Alpert
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player.
Band:Songs:Album:Co-founder of A&M Records.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006.
National Medal of Arts 2013.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6929 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Hume Cronyn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hume Blake Cronyn Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 33 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jessica Tandy, until her earlier death.
Younger than Jessica Tandy by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway play:Canada's Walk of Fame 1999.
Kennedy Center Honors 1986.
Theater Hall of Fame 1979.
National Medal of Arts 1990.

I.M. Pei

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ieoh Ming Pei
Birth Date:
Age today:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chinese-American architect. Designer of the John F. Kennedy Library and many other famous buildings.
National Medal of Arts 1988.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.

James Earl Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Earl Jones
Nickname(s):
Todd
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of:in the movie:and sequels.
Movies:Broadway plays:Kennedy Center Honors 2002.
Theater Hall of Fame 1985.
National Medal of Arts 1992.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 135 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way; ceremony: 7 January 1996.

James Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Vernon Taylor
Nickname(s):
JT
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Carly Simon by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Songs:Albums:Voice-over on TV animated series:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016.

Jason Robards

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jason Nelson Robards Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Oscar for movie:Kennedy Center Honors 1999.
Theater Hall of Fame 1979.
National Medal of Arts 1997.
Movie:

Jerome Robbins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Rabinowitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Angered many by naming people as Communists in the HUAC scandal. Caused blacklisting of several.
Broadway musical:National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1989.
Kennedy Center Honors 1981.
Theater Hall of Fame 1979.
National Medal of Arts 1988.

Jessica Tandy

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jessie Alice Tandy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Hume Cronyn, until she died.
Older than Hume Cronyn by 2 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Jack Hawkins by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Tony Award for role as:in the original Broadway production of play:in 1948.
Plays:Movie:the oldest actress to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 1986.
Theater Hall of Fame 1979.
National Medal of Arts 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6284 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Jessye Norman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jessye Mae Norman
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dramatic soprano, known expecially for Wagnerian operas. Also recitals, oratorios and classical music.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1993.
Kennedy Center Honors 1997.
National Medal of Arts 2009..

John Updike

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Hoyer Updike
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books:Pulitzer Prizes for books:National Medal of Arts 1989.

Johnny Cash

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
J.R. Cash
Also Known As:
John R. Cash
Nickname(s):
The Man in Black
J.R.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-father of
husband of
June Carter Cash, until her earlier death.
Younger than June Carter Cash by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:TV series:Movie for television:Country Music Hall of Fame 1980.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977.
Kennedy Center Honors 1996.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1990.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977.
National Medal of Arts 2001.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

José Ferrer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron
Also Known As:
Jose Ferrer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Phyllis Hill by 11 years.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Rosemary Clooney by 19 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Uta Hagen by 10 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

No relation to:Movies:Married and divorced:twice.
Theater Hall of Fame.
National Medal of Arts 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Julie Harris

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Julia Ann Harris
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won five Tony Awards for best actress in a play, plus a sixth as a lifetime achievement award.
Broadway plays:TV series:Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 2005.
Theater Hall of Fame 1979.
National Medal of Arts 1994.

Katherine Dunham

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Mary Dunham
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96, 32 days before her 97th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opened and directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance and Theatre.
Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974.
Kennedy Center Honors 1983.
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987.
National Medal of Arts 1989.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6513 Delmar Boulevard.

Kirk Douglas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Also Known As:
Isidore Demsky
Birth Date:
Age today:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Diana Douglas by 6 years.
father of
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Hall of Great Western Performers 1984.
Kennedy Center Honors 1994.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.
National Medal of Arts 2001.
French Legion of Honor.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Kitty Carlisle

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Conn
Also Known As:
Kitty Carlisle Hart
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Moss Hart, until his earlier death.
Younger than Moss Hart by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Opera:TV show:Awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1991. In many Brroadway productions.
Theater Hall of Fame 1999.
National Medal of Arts 1991.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1994.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6611 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Leontyne Price

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Violet Leontyne Price
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than William Warfield by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Soprano opera singer. The first African-American top-earning prima donna at Metropolitan Opera.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
National Medal of Arts 1985.

Les Paul

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lester William Polsfuss
Also Known As:
Lester Polfuss
Rhubarb Red
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:Band:Often recorded with his wife,:Songs:Duo: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 as a member of Les Paul and Mary Ford for contributions to the recording industry.

Licia Albanese

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Felicia Albanese
Also Known As:
Licia Albanese Gimma
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
105, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soprano. Known especially for her performances of Verdi and Puccini at the Metropolitan Opera of New York.
Opera:She became a citizen of the United States in 1945.
National Medal of Arts 1995.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6671 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.

Maria Tallchief

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Maria Tallchief
Nickname(s):
Betty Marie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Balanchine by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Father was a Native American, an Osage. Changed her name professionally. Danced with the New York City Ballet.
Danced in The Nutcracker in role of:Kennedy Center Honors 1996.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1996.
National Medal of Arts 1999.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1972.

Marian Anderson

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

Brief Facts:

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

Maurice Sendak

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Bernard Sendak
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 33 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Children's book author and illustrator, wrote:National Medal of Arts 1996.
New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2013.

Maya Angelou

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite Ann Johnson
Also Known As:
Rita Johnson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book:TV miniseries:Tony Award nomination for play:National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011.
National Medal of Arts 2000.
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 1993.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008..
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6337 Delmar Boulevard.

Maya Lin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Maya Ying Lin

Brief Facts:

Designed the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington DC, winning the competition at age 21.
National Medal of Arts 2009.
Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1990.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2005.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Mel Tillis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lonnie Melvin Tillis
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Known for stuttering when speaking, but no effect on performance.:covered his song:Country Music Hall of Fame 2007.
Music City Walk of Fame 2010.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1976.
National Medal of Arts 2011.

Merce Cunningham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mercier Philip Cunningham
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Merce rhymes with "purse." Famed choreographer, founder of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Longtime partner of:Kennedy Center Honors 1985. Many other awards and honors.
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1993.
National Medal of Arts 1990.

Meryl Streep

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Louise Streep
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 5 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 2011.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
National Medal of Arts 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 16 September 1998.

Mike Nichols

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Igorevitch Peschkowsky
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Diane Sawyer, until he died.
Older than Diane Sawyer by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Directed movies:Tony Award for Broadway plays:Kennedy Center Honors 2003.
Theater Hall of Fame 2003.
National Medal of Arts 2001.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov
Also Known As:
Михаил Николаевич Барышников
Nickname(s):
Misha
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ballet star.
Also Broadway play:in 1989.
Movie:In 1986, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
Kennedy Center Honors 2000.
National Medal of Arts 2000.

Minnie Pearl

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Ophelia Colley
Also Known As:
Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Comedienne.
TV show:Wore hats with a price tag still attached, and her greeting "Howwww-DEE!".
Country Music Hall of Fame 1975.
National Medal of Arts 1992.

Odetta

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Odetta Holmes
Also Known As:
Odetta Felious
Odetta Gordon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums:Movies:National Medal of the Arts & Humanities awarded 1999.
National Medal of Arts 1999.

Olivia de Havilland

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Olivia Mary De Havilland
Birth Date:
Age today:
100, 4 days before her 101st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Joan Fontaine by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Named a Dame 2017.
National Medal of Arts 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6762 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Ollie Johnston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oliver Martin Johnston Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Disney animator for animated cartoon movies:National Medal of Arts 2005.

Ossie Davis

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1989.
Kennedy Center Honors 2004.
Theater Hall of Fame 2004.
National Medal of Arts 1995.

Pete Seeger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Seeger
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Older than Mike Seeger by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote the songs:Group:Active in political causes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Kennedy Center Honors 1994.
National Medal of Arts 1994.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2015.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Weavers.

Philip Roth

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Philip Milton Roth
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books:Wrote novella:Pulitzer Prize for book:Movie:National Medal of Arts 1998.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.

Quincy Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Nickname(s):
Q
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter.
Producer of the:album:Composed songs:California Hall of Fame 2008.
Kennedy Center Honors 2001.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.
National Medal of Arts 2010.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 March 1980.

Ray Bradbury

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ray Douglas Bradbury
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:

Books:Book and movie:National Medal of Arts 2004.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1999.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 April 2002.

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.

Renée Fleming

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Renée Fleming
Also Known As:
Renee Fleming
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opera lyric soprano.
Albums:National Medal of Arts 2013.
French Legion of Honor 2005.

Richard M. Sherman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Morton Sherman
Birth Date:
Age today:
89, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Robert B. Sherman by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movies:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
National Medal of Arts 2008.

Rita Moreno

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Rosita Dolores Alverio
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Oscar for movie musical:Tony Award for play:TV series:California Hall of Fame 2007.
Bronx Walk of Fame 1998.
International Latin Music Hall of Fame 2001.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004.
National Medal of Arts 2009.
Kennedy Center Honors 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 20 July 1995.

Robert B. Sherman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bernard Sherman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Richard M. Sherman by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movies:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
National Medal of Arts 2008.

Robert Duvall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Selden Duvall
Also Known As:
Robert S. Duvall
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:National Medal of Arts 2005.
Texas Film Hall of Fame 2004.
Hall of Great Western Performers 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 18 September 2003.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6195 Delmar Boulevard.

Robert Merrill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Moishe Millstein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Roberta Peters by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Baritone opera star at the New York Metropolitan Opera - in:Movie musical:National Medal of Arts 1993.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6763 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Robert Motherwell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Burns Motherwell

Brief Facts:

New York abstract expressionist painter 1915-1991.
National Medal of Arts 1989.

Robert Redford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Robert Redford Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Founder of the Sundance Movie Festival.
Kennedy Center Honors 2005.
National Medal of Arts 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.

Robert Shaw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Archibald Shaw
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Kennedy Center Honors 1991.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1988.
National Medal of Arts 1992.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Roberta Peters

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Peterman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Robert Merrill by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

World famous opera soprano.
National Medal of Arts 1998.

Ron Howard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald William Howard
Also Known As:
Ronnie Howard
Ronny Howard
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Younger than Cheryl Howard by less than 1 year.
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:National Medal of Arts 2003.
Television Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 10 December 2015.
A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 August 1981.

Roy Acuff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Claxton Acuff
Nickname(s):
King of Country Music
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:Song: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.

Ruby Dee

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway play:Kennedy Center Honors 2004.
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1989.
Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975.
Theater Hall of Fame 2004.
National Medal of Arts 1995.
Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1986.
New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Westchester County Women's Hall of Fame 2007.

Sally Field

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sally Margaret Field
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-daughter of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Spokesmodel for Boniva pills.
National Medal of Arts 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 5 May 2014.

Saul Bellow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Solomon Bellow
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize for book:Book:National Medal of Arts 1988.
Nobel Prize in Literature 1976.

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.

Sonny Rollins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Walter Rollins
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1973.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1999.
Kennedy Center Honors 2011.
National Medal of Arts 2010.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

Stan Lee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Martin Lieber
Nickname(s):
the Man
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-creator of comic book and film heroes Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, the Avengers, Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange.
National Medal of Arts 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7072 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 4 January 2011.

Stephen King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Edwin King
Also Known As:
Richard Bachman
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Books (made into films):His stories often are classified as horror or fantasy fiction.
National Medal of Arts 2015.

Stephen Sondheim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Joshua Sondheim
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical plays:Also wrote the lyrics to musicals:Kennedy Center Honors 1993.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975.
Theater Hall of Fame.
National Medal of Arts 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 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.

Tommy Tune

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas James Tune
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical play:National Medal of Arts 2003.
Theater Hall of Fame 1991.
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1777 Vine Street for live performance or theater; ceremony: 12 August 1993.

Uta Hagen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Uta Thyra Hagen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than José Ferrer by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie:Broadway play (Shakespeare's):winning a Tony Award.
Theater Hall of Fame 1981.
National Medal of Arts 2002.

Van Cliburn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Lavan Cliburn Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Classical pianist. Won the first quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War.
Kennedy Center Honors 2001.
National Medal of Arts 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.

Wynton Marsalis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wynton Learson Marsalis
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Branford Marsalis by 1 year.
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter. Also Classical music. Pulitzer Prize for Music 1997. Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
French Legion of Honor 2009.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1999.
National Medal of Arts 2005..
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