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6 Persons in the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame:

Fred Friendly

Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer
Also Known As:
Fred W. Friendly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Brief Facts:

Originated the concept of public broadcasting. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1968. Television Hall of Fame 1993.

George M. Cohan

Real/Birth Name:
George Michael Cohan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

Wrote songs Give My Regards to Broadway, Over There, You're a Grand Old Flag. Considered the father of American musical comedy. His first big Broadway hit in 1904 was the show Little Johnny Jones. Added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Theater Hall of Fame. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1965. Irish American Hall of Fame 2012. Congressional Gold Medal 1936. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6734 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Nelson Eddy

Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Ackerman Eddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Movie Rose-Marie. Songs Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, Indian Love Call. Died of a stroke while performing in Miami. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1974. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6512 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Rocky Marciano

Real/Birth Name:
Rocco Francis Marchegiano
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 1 day before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990. Heavyweight. Never defeated. Died in a plane crash. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1976. Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1979. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Ruth Buzzi

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Ann Buzzi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

TV show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In in role of a frumpy lady who constantly beats Arte Johnson with her purse. Movies Freaky Friday, The North Avenue Irregulars, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 2001.

Vin Di Bona

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent John Di Bona
Also Known As:
Vince DiBona
Johnny Lindy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

TV series America's Funniest Home Videos, MacGyver (1985), Entertainment Tonight. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 23 August 2007.
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