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56 Persons in the New Jersey Hall of Fame:

Alice Paul

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Stokes Paul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Suffragist. Also the original author of a proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution in 1923. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. National Women's Hall of Fame 1979. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994.

Althea Gibson

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

Brief Facts:

Winner of the French Open in 1956. The first person of color to win a Grand Slam. Also won Wimbledon twice. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1971. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. National Women's Hall of Fame 2001. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1991.

Annie Oakley

Real/Birth Name:
Phoebe Ann Moses
Also Known As:
Phoebe Ann Mosey
Phoebe Ann Mosee
Phoebe Ann Mosie
Phoebe Ann Mozee
Nickname(s):
Little Sure Shot
Watanya Cicilla
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In Wild West show of Buffalo Bill Cody. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1980. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1984.

Bill Bradley

Real/Birth Name:
William Warren Bradley
Nickname(s):
Dollar Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team New York Knicks. Book The Journey from Here. Democrat Senator from New Jersey 1979 though 1997. Candidate for president. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Radio commentator on Sirius satellite radio. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1988. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1988. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Little League Hall of Excellence 1989. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. James E. Sullivan Award 1965.

Bruce Springsteen

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Nickname(s):
The Boss
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Julianne Phillips by 10 years.
husband of
Older than Patti Scialfa by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Band named E Street Band. Song and album Born in the U.S.A.. Grammy Award and Oscar winner. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999. Kennedy Center Honors 2009. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. Little League Hall of Excellence 1997. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of E Street Band.

Bruce Willis

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Bruce Willis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Demi Moore by 7 years.
husband of
Older than Emma Heming by 23 years.
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Moonrise Kingdom, Color of Night, Twelve Monkeys, The Cold Light of Day, The Fifth Element, Mercury Rising, The Sixth Sense, Pulp Fiction, Death Becomes Her, The Jackal, Striking Distance, Die Hard, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Armageddon. TV show Moonlighting. Broadway play Misery. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 16 October 2006.
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Bucky Pizzarelli

Real/Birth Name:
John Paul Pizzarelli
Also Known As:
Johnny Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92, 30 days before his 93rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Jazz guitarist and banjoist. Member of The Tonight Show Band. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bud Abbott

Real/Birth Name:
William Alexander Abbott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In Abbott and Costello movies with Lou Costello. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. National Radio Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1611 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6740 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Buzz Aldrin

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
Also Known As:
Buzz Eugene Aldrin
Nickname(s):
Buzz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

West Point class of 1951. Astronaut; missions Gemini 12 and Apollo 11. The second man on the Moon with Neil Armstrong. Legally changed his name to Buzz Aldrin in 1988. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. International Space Hall of Fame. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1980. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2000. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1980. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1985. California Hall of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Carl Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Carlton Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Carol Lewis by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Specializing in sprint and long jump. Won 10 Olympic medals including 9 Olympic Gold Medal wins. 10 World Championships medals, 8 of which were gold. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2001. Jesse Owens Award 1982. Jesse Owens Award 1991. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1984. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. James E. Sullivan Award 1981.

Carl Sagan

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Edward Sagan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronomer who popularized astronomy. Co-founder of the International Planetary Society. International Space Hall of Fame. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.

Christopher Reeve

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher D'Olier Reeve
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dana Reeve, until he died.
Older than Dana Reeve by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed for his role as Superman in movies Superman, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Movies Somewhere in Time, Deathtrap, Gray Lady Down, The Remains of the Day, The Aviator, Switching Channels. Books Still Me, Nothing Is Impossible. Injured in a fall from a horse, he remained a quadriplegic until his death. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 15 April 1997.
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Clara Barton

Real/Birth Name:
Clarissa Harlowe Barton
Also Known As:
Clarissa Harlow Barton
Clarissa Harlowe Barton
Nickname(s):
Angel of the Battlefield
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Both middle names are cited. Founded American Red Cross. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Health Care Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.

Count Basie

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

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing orchestra Count Basie Orchestra jazz pianist and swing music. Theme song One O'Clock Jump. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1958. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 1981. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 January 1982.
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Danny DeVito

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

separated husband of
Older than Rhea Perlman by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Diminutive actor. Height 4′ 10″. TV show Taxi. Movies The Rainmaker, Twins, Batman Returns, L.A. Confidential, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Big Kahuna, The Jewel of the Nile, The War of the Roses. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6906 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 18 August 2011.
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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.

Dionne Warwick

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Dionne Warrick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 2 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dionne and Friends, Solid Gold. Voice actor on TV series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Sang title song for The Love Boat. Her last name was misspelled on the label of her first single in 1962 - she changed to Warwick. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 December 1985.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Zelda Fitzgerald, until he died.
Older than Zelda Fitzgerald by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Novels This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night, The Great Gatsby. Short story, made into a movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Irish American Hall of Fame 2013.

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.

Frankie Valli

Real/Birth Name:
Francesco Stephen Castelluccio
Also Known As:
Frank Castelluccio
Frankie Valley
Frank Valli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height: 5' 5". Frontman and high tenor (falsetto) in groups The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Songs Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Can't Take My Eyes off You. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Four Seasons.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of The Four Seasons.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Four Seasons.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Paris Hotel as a member of band: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons; ceremony: 21 March 2013.
A star at Paris Hotel as a member of band: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons; ceremony: 21 March 2013.

Grover Cleveland

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Grover Cleveland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013.

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.

Harriet Tubman

Real/Birth Name:
Araminta Ross
Also Known As:
Moses
Nickname(s):
Minty
Gender:
Female
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Reputed Underground Railroad conductor - helping free slaves. Helped the Union Army as a scout and guide. Active in the women's suffrage movement. Born ca. 1820. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.

Jack Nicholson

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Nicholson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Oscar winner. Most nominated actor for Academy awards. Movies A Few Good Men, The Departed, Terms of Endearment, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, About Schmidt, As Good as It Gets, Something's Gotta Give, The Shining. Role of the Joker. California Hall of Fame 2008. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. Kennedy Center Honors 2001. Cecil B DeMille Award 1999. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 4 December 1996.
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Jerry Lewis

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

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

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

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Raymond Cream
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer, and referee. International Boxing Hall of Fame. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013.

John Travolta

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Travolta
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Kelly Preston by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Welcome Back, Kotter. Movies The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Broken Arrow, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000, Pulp Fiction, Be Cool, Carrie, Blow Out, Basic, Hairspray (2007). Flies several jet aircraft. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 5 June 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jon Bon Jovi

Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Bongiovi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

UK Music Hall of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2009. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.

Judy Blume

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Sussman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many novels for children and young adults. Books Tiger Eyes, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret., Blubber. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.

Larry Doby

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Eugene Doby
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:

The second player to integrate Major League Baseball at Cleveland. Teams Newark Eagles, San Juan Senators, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Chunichi Dragons. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1998. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1966. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lou Costello

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Francis Cristillo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 3 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Comedy team with Bud Abbott. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. National Radio Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6276 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Malcolm Forbes

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the magazine Forbes. Books Around the World on Hot Air and Two Wheels, More Than I Dreamed. Hot air balloonist. First person to cross the US in a hot air balloon. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1985. United States Ballooning Hall of Fame 2007. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1985. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1999.

Martha Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
Martha Helen Kostyra
Also Known As:
federal inmate number 55170-054
Nickname(s):
The Domestic Diva
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television and radio cooking and home style maven. Convicted of felonies related to a stock trade. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011.

Mary Higgins Clark

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins
Also Known As:
Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
90, 14 days before her 91st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of suspense / mystery novels. Book, adapted to film Where Are the Children?. Television movies adapted from her stories. Irish America Hall of Fame 2011. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2014.

Meryl Streep

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Louise Streep
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Julie & Julia, The Post, The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Giver, August: Osage County, The Devil Wears Prada, The Bridges of Madison County, Out of Africa, Silkwood, Sophie's Choice, Rendition, Doubt, Death Becomes Her. Kennedy Center Honors 2011. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. National Medal of Arts 2010. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014. Cecil B DeMille Award 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 16 September 1998.
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Michael Douglas

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Kirk Douglas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Older than Catherine Zeta-Jones by 25 years.
son of
ex-husband of
half-brother of
Older than Eric Douglas by 13 years.
older brother of
Older than Joel Douglas by 2 years.
son of
half-brother of
Older than Peter Douglas by 11 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Streets of San Francisco. Movies The Game, A Perfect Murder, Behind the Candelabra, Last Vegas, Coma, Romancing the Stone, The China Syndrome, Traffic, The American President, Fatal Attraction, Wall Street, Solitary Man, The War of the Roses. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. Cecil B DeMille Award 2004. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6259 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 6 November 2018.
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Milt Campbell

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Gray Campbell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Decathlete. One season, team Cleveland Browns. Olympic Gold Medal 1956. National High School Hall of Fame 1991. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1989. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982.

Paul Robeson

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

Brief Facts:

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

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Francis Rizzuto
Nickname(s):
The Scooter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop, team New York Yankees for 13 years. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1994. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1985. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth Award 1951.

Philip Roth

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Milton Roth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books The Human Stain, Portnoy's Complaint. Wrote novella Goodbye, Columbus. Pulitzer Prize for book American Pastoral. Movie The Human Stain. National Medal of Arts 1998. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. National Humanities Medal 2010.

Queen Latifah

Real/Birth Name:
Dana Elaine Owens
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Sphere, Chicago, The Dilemma, Living Single, Taxi, The Bone Collector, Joyful Noise. Live musical TV show The Wiz Live!. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 4 January 2006.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sarah Vaughan

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Lois Vaughan
Nickname(s):
Sassy
The Divine One
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 7 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Misty, Smooth Operator, Broken Hearted Melody, Whatever Lola Wants. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 31 July 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Shaquille O'Neal

Real/Birth Name:
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
Nickname(s):
Shaq
The Diesel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center for basketball teams Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat. Movies Kazaam, Blue Chips, Steel. Album Shaq Diesel. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 2000. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2014. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2013. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2000. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1991. FIBA Hall of Fame 2017.

Susan Sarandon

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Abigail Tomalin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Chris Sarandon by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Anywhere But Here, The Client, The Company You Keep, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dead Man Walking, Thelma & Louise, Bull Durham, Stepmom, Elizabethtown, Ice Bound, Little Women, Solitary Man, The Lovely Bones. Off-Broadway plays Extremities, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 5 August 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Thomas A. Edison

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Alva Edison
Nickname(s):
The Wizard of Menlo Park
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:

Invented moving pictures (movies) - the first, in 1903, was The Great Train Robbery. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. French Legion of Honor 1881. Congressional Gold Medal 1928. Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1975. New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1989. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Automotive Hall of Fame 1969. Albert Medal 1892. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Toni Morrison

Real/Birth Name:
Chloe Ardelia Wofford
Also Known As:
Chloe Anthony Wofford
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books (novels) The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Beloved. Movie Beloved. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1987. Nobel Prize in Literature 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1982. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2012. National Humanities Medal 2000.

Tony Bennett

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Album Duets: An American Classic. A respected painter. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1997. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 2005. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Wally Schirra

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Marty Schirra Jr.
Nickname(s):
Wally
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Space missions Mercury-Atlas 8, Gemini 6, Apollo 7. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1982. International Space Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1986. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1982.

Walt Whitman

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Whitman
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Wrote book Leaves of Grass. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2010.

Wellington Mara

Real/Birth Name:
Wellington Timothy Mara
Nickname(s):
The Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
younger brother of
Younger than Jack Mara by 8 years.
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
son of
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-owner, team New York Giants. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1997. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1990. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2006. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010.

Whitney Houston

Real/Birth Name:
Whitney Elizabeth Houston
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Older than Bobby Brown (singer) by 5 years.
daughter of
first cousin of
first cousin of
half-sister of
Younger than Gary Garland by 5 years.
daughter of
niece of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife. Song I Will Always Love You written by Dolly Parton. Producer of movie The Princess Diaries. Album Just Whitney. Accidental drowning in a bathtub in a hotel due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013.. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014.

Yogi Berra

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Peter Berra
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. "It ain't over till it's over". Teams New York Yankees, New York Mets, Houston Astros, Norfolk Tars, Newark Bears. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972. Missouri Wall of Fame 1972. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1988. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6322 Delmar Boulevard.
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