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22 Persons in the New Rochelle Walk of Fame:

Buffalo Bob Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Emil Schmidt
Also Known As:
Robert E. Smith
Nickname(s):
Buffalo Bob

Brief Facts:

Host of the Howdy Doody Show on TV. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

Carl Reiner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Reiner
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Estelle Reiner, until her death.
Younger than Estelle Reiner by 7 years.
father of
step-grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming. Television Hall of Fame 1999. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2000. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6421 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Don McLean

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald McLean
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song American Pie. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

Dorothy Gish

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Elizabeth de Guiche
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Lillian Gish by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Silent film actress. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

E.L. Doctorow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Lawrence Doctorow
Also Known As:
E. L. Doctorow
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books Billy Bathgate, Loon Lake, The March, Ragtime, The Book of Daniel. Bronx Walk of Fame 2001, New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2012. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

Elia Kazan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elia Kazanjoglou
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kennedy Center Honors 1983. Theater Hall of Fame 1983. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Fran Tarkenton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Asbury Tarkenton
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Attended U of Georgia. Drafted by team Minnesota Vikings. Known for ability to scramble. Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor 1998. College Football Hall of Fame 1987. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1977. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986. Bert Bell Award 1975. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1975. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1998. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. NFL Player of the Year 1970. NFL Player of the Year 1975.

Fritz Pollard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Douglass Pollard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African-American NFL head coach. Teams Brown University, Akron Pros, Union Club of Phoenixville, Milwaukee Badgers, Gilberton Cadamounts, Hammond Pros, Akron Indians, Providence Steam Roller, Chicago Black Hawks. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2015. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Irene Castle

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Irene Foote
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Vernon Castle, until his earlier death.
Younger than Vernon Castle by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Husband/wife dance team. Subject of movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle costume designer for it. Silent film actor. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

Jan Peerce

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Pincus Perelmuth
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Operas Rigoletto, La Bohème. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jay Leno

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Douglas Muir Leno
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Collects automobiles. Television Hall of Fame 2014. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2014. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 2000. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 April 2000.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jerry Bock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerrold Lewis Bock
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 20 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musicals Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

Kyle Rote

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Kyle Rote
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
first cousin of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, wide receiver. Teams Southern Methodist University, New York Giants. College Football Hall of Fame 1964. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2003. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1969. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Lillian Gish

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lillian Diana de Guiche
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Dorothy Gish by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Duel in the Sun. Kennedy Center Honors 1982. Theater Hall of Fame 1982. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1980. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lou Gehrig

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig
Also Known As:
Henry Louis Gehrig
Nickname(s):
The Iron Horse
Biscuit Pants
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37, 17 days before his 38th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Played 2,130 consecutive games. Team New York Yankees. Had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - known as ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's disease." National Baseball Hall of Fame 1939. Monument at the Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1941. National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1980. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2007. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame 2006.

Monty Hall

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

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series game show Let's Make a Deal producer and host. Canada's Walk of Fame 2002. American TV Game Show Hall of Fame 2007. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1995. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 14 December 1996.

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 Touched by an Angel, The Defenders. Movies Doctor Doolittle, Grumpy Old Men. NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1989. Kennedy Center Honors 2004. Theater Hall of Fame 2004. National Medal of Arts 1995. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

Rob Reiner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Reiner
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
son of
ex-husband of
Younger than Penny Marshall by 4 years.
step-father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series All in the Family. Movies Bye Bye, Love, The Wolf of Wall Street, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally..., The American President. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6421 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 12 October 1999.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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 Carmen, The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto. Movie musical Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick. National Medal of Arts 1993. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6763 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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 Just Cause, A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster, Do the Right Thing. Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun. 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.

Walter Lantz

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

Relationships:

husband of
Grace Stafford, until her earlier death.
Older than Grace Stafford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Responsible for creation of Woody Woodpecker. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 5 March 1986.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Willie Mays

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Howard Mays Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Say Hey Kid
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Baseball teams New York Giants, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets. Retired with a lifetime batting average of .302 and 660 home runs. California Hall of Fame 2007. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1979. California Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980. San Francisco Giants 2008. San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Roberto Clemente Award 1971. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1951.
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