Guess Who This Is

97 Persons in the Television Hall of Fame:

Location:
In the outdoor Academy Plaza, in front of the new Academy of Television Arts & Sciences building in North Hollywood (about two miles northwest of Universal Studios), near the northeast corner of Lankershim & Magnolia Blvds
Web Site:

Aaron Spelling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Spelling
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Television Hall of Fame 1996.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 15 September 1978.

Agnes Nixon

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Agnes Eckhardt
Nickname(s):
Aggie
Queen of the Modern American Soap Opera
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series (soaps):Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000.
Television Hall of Fame 1992.

Al Michaels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan Richard Michaels
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV program:National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1998.
Television Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 13 October 2004.

Alan Alda

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Role of:in TV series:TV series:Movies:Books:Several Tony Award nominations for roles in Broadway plays and musicals.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
Television Hall of Fame 1993.

Andy Griffith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Samuel Griffith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Television Hall of Fame 1991.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6418 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

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.

Art Carney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur William Matthew Carney
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Starred in TV series:and the movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2007.
Television Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Barbara Walters

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Jill Walters
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV show:Former news anchor TV shows:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 1989.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 June 2007.

Betty White

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Betty Marion White
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Allen Ludden, until his death.
Younger than Allen Ludden by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series:Often a guest on game TV shows::Movies:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002.
California Hall of Fame 2002.
Television Hall of Fame 1995.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2012.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Bill Cosby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Cosby Jr.
Also Known As:
Dr. William H. Cosby Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Earned a doctorate in education.
TV shows:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
Kennedy Center Honors 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Television Hall of Fame 1991.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Bob Barker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Barker
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV programs:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2007.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2007.
South Dakota Hall of Fame 1980.
Television Hall of Fame 2004.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2008.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

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.

Bob Newhart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Robert Newhart
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000.
Television Hall of Fame 1992.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2009.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2002.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 6 January 1999.

Bob Schieffer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bob Lloyd Schieffer
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of the CBS TV show:1991 to 2015.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Television Hall of Fame 2013.

Candice Bergen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Candice Patricia Bergen
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Relationships:

daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2010.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2010.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1995.
Television Hall of Fame 2010.

Carl Reiner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Reiner
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
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:Television Hall of Fame 1999.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2000.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6421 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Carol Burnett

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Carol Creighton Burnett
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Joe Hamilton, until his death.
Younger than Joe Hamilton by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:Broadway plays:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
Kennedy Center Honors 2003.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Television Hall of Fame 1985.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1995.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6439 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 21 May 1975.

Carroll O'Connor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Carroll O'Connor
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:in role of:TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 1989.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 March 2000.

Chet Huntley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Robert Huntley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV news program:on NBC.
Small part in movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996.
Television Hall of Fame 1988.

Chuck Lorre

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Michael Levine
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Theme song for TV show:Changed his name at age 26.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2012.
Television Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 12 March 2009.

Cloris Leachman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cloris Leachman
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Broadway musical:Television Hall of Fame 2011.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6435 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 22 September 1980.

Dan Rather

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dan Irvin Rather Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News anchor for CBS.
TV shows:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2007.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2007.
Television Hall of Fame 2004.

Danny Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yakhoob
Also Known As:
Amos Jacobs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Name later Anglicized to Amos Jacobs.
TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2007.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1998.
Congressional Gold Medal 1983.
Television Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

David Brinkley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David McClure Brinkley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 29 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-anchor, TV show:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Television Hall of Fame 1988.

David Sarnoff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Sarnoff
Nickname(s):
The General
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.

Desi Arnaz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y De Acha III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
ex-husband of
Younger than Lucille Ball by 5 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of Desilu Productions.
TV show:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
Television Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6325-1/2 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Diahann Carroll

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Carol Diahann Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 9 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Vic Damone by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1976.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2011.
Bronx Walk of Fame 2001.
Television Hall of Fame 2011..
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7005 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 April 1990.

Diane Sawyer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lila Diana Sawyer
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Mike Nichols, until his death.
Younger than Mike Nichols by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Anchor for TV shows:on ABC. America's Junior Miss 1962-1965.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2004.
Television Hall of Fame 1997.

Dick Clark

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wagstaff Clark
Nickname(s):
America's Oldest Teenager
The World's Oldest Teenager
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:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1991.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
Television Hall of Fame 1992.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Dick Van Dyke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wayne Van Dyke
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Jerry Van Dyke by 5 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Star of TV shows:Musical movies:Broadway musical:winning a Tony Award.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002.
Television Hall of Fame 1995.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 25 February 1993.

Dick Wolf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Wolf
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:as writer.
Creator of TV series:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Television Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 29 March 2007.

Dinah Shore

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Her own television shows.
Songs:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
LPGA Tour Hall of Fame 1994.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1994.
Television Hall of Fame 1991.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
A star at 6916 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 23 March 1996.

Don Francisco

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mario Kreutzberger
Also Known As:
Mario Kreutzberger
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2012.
Television Hall of Fame 2012.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 8 June 2001.

Don Pardo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dominick George Pardo
Also Known As:
Dom Pardo
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:

Announcer on TV programs:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2010.
Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame 2009.
Television Hall of Fame 2010.

Earle Hagen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Earle Harry Hagen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed and whistled theme song for TV show:Song:later used as the theme to TV show:Composed theme songs for TV shows:Wrote books on arranging music. Trombonist with big bands.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2011.
Television Hall of Fame 2011.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 19 April 2003.

Ed Sullivan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Vincent Sullivan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993.
Television Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Edward Asner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Yitzhak Edward Asner
Nickname(s):
Ed
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Television Hall of Fame 1996.
Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 25 September 1992.

Edward R. Murrow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Egbert Roscoe Murrow
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II on March 5, 1965.
TV shows:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
Television Hall of Fame 1984.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Ernie Kovacs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Edward Kovacs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 10 days before his 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Edie Adams, until he died.
Older than Edie Adams by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Died in a car accident.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995.
Television Hall of Fame 1987.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Fred Astaire

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Austerlitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of

Brief Facts:

Many dance movies - often with:Movie:National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997.
Kennedy Center Honors 1978.
Theater Hall of Fame 1972.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1968.
Television Hall of Fame 1989.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Fred Friendly

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

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.

Fred Rogers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fred McFeely Rogers
Also Known As:
Mister Rogers
Mr. Rogers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 21 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

An ordained minister.
Host of the children's TV show:Known for soft voice, song at the beginning and end, and his sweater which was hung in the closet.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2005.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Television Hall of Fame 1999.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Garry Marshall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Garry Kent Masciarelli
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
father of
older brother of
Older than Penny Marshall by 7 years.
uncle of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Directed movies:TV series:Created TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Bronx Walk of Fame 1994.
Television Hall of Fame 1997.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 23 November 1983.

Gene Roddenberry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Majel Barrett, until he died.
Older than Majel Barrett by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Pilot in World War II.
Creator of the TV series:and its sequels.
Creator of TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2010.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2007.
Television Hall of Fame 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 4 September 1985.

George Burns

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nathan Birnbaum
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Gracie Allen, until her earlier death.
Younger than Gracie Allen by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movie:Partner with wife in group:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
Kennedy Center Honors 1988.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996.
State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1974.
Television Hall of Fame 1988.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1980.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6510 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.

Gracie Allen

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

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

Grant Tinker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Grant Almerin Tinker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Mary Tyler Moore by 10 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NBC chairman 81-86.
Founded MTM Enterprises with:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2004.
Television Hall of Fame 1997.

Harvey Korman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Herschel Korman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Movies:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2006.
Television Hall of Fame 2002.

Howard Cosell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Cohen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1993.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1993.
Television Hall of Fame 1993.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Jack Benny

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Kubelsky
Also Known As:
Ben K. Benny
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Mary Livingstone, until he died.
Older than Mary Livingstone by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Played violin, or "fiddle." Radio and TV show:Known for his comedy routines with:as Rochester.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1989.
Television Hall of Fame 1988.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1977.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6650 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1505 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
A star at 6370 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Jack Webb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Randolph Webb
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Julie London by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000.
Television Hall of Fame 1992.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6278 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Jackie Gleason

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herbert John Gleason
Also Known As:
Herbert Walton Gleason Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Great One
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Movies:Tony Award for acting in Broadway musical play:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994.
Television Hall of Fame 1986.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6231 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

James Garner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Scott Bumgarner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Jack Garner by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movie and TV series:Movies:Hall of Great Western Performers 1990.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1986.
Television Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Jay Leno

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Douglas Muir Leno
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV show:Collects automobiles.
Television Hall of Fame 2014.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 April 2000.

Jean Stapleton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne Murray
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:

In role of:on the TV show:Song:Broadway musicals:Theater Hall of Fame 2002.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2006.
Television Hall of Fame 2002.

Jim Henson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Maury Henson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Creator of the Muppets and TV show:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995.
Television Hall of Fame 1987.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 24 September 1991.

Jim McKay

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Kenneth McManus
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for his tagline "the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat", used in his ABC TV series:Famed for his coverage of the Olympic Games, the Indianapolis 500 race, and the British Open.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1988.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1987.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1987.
Television Hall of Fame 1995.

Joan Ganz Cooney

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Ganz
Also Known As:
Joan Redden Ganz
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of the founders of Children's Television Workshop, now known as Sesame Workshop, famous for creation of the children's TV show:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 1989.

Johnny Carson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John William Carson
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:

TV show:on NBC.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.
Kennedy Center Honors 1993.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Television Hall of Fame 1987.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Joseph Barbera

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Roland Barbera
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
Television Hall of Fame 1993.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6753 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Hanna-Barbera for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 21 July 1976.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Brad Hall by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movie:Television Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 4 May 2010.

Katie Couric

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Anne Couric
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Anchor for TV show:on NBC.
News anchor on CBS TV show:Movie:Children's book:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2007.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2007.
Television Hall of Fame 2004.

Larry Gelbart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Larry Simon Gelbart
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musicals:Movies:Many episodes of TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2009.
Theater Hall of Fame 2002.
Television Hall of Fame 2008.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 4 November 1995.

Leonard Bernstein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Bernstein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed name at age 15.
Musical play:Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Theater Hall of Fame 1998.
Television Hall of Fame 1990.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Lorne Michaels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lorne David Lipowitz
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Producer of movies:Became a US citizen in 1987.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2003.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2005.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005.
Television Hall of Fame 1999.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2004.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 August 1999.

Lucille Ball

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lucille Desiree Ball
Also Known As:
Diane Belmont
Lucille Ball Arnaz'Lucille Ball Morton
Nickname(s):
Lucy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Desi Arnaz by 5 years.
mother of
wife of
Gary Morton, until she died.
Older than Gary Morton by 13 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Star of TV shows:Movies:Broadway musical:National Women's Hall of Fame 2001.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992.
Kennedy Center Honors 1986.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1989.
Television Hall of Fame 1984.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Mary Tyler Moore

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Tyler Moore
Also Known As:
Mary Moore
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Grant Tinker by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Founded MTM Enterprises with:TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994.
Television Hall of Fame 1986.
Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 8 September 1992.

Merv Griffin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Created TV game shows:Composed a theme for Jeopardy.
Host of his TV talk show:Gaming Hall of Fame 2002.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2009.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2009.
Television Hall of Fame 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 October 1998.

Michael Landon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Movie:Hall of Great Western Performers 1998.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1998.
Television Hall of Fame 1995.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 15 August 1984.

Mike Wallace

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Myron Leon Wallace
Also Known As:
Myron Wallace
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93, 32 days before his 94th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Buff Cobb by 9 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Best known for long CBS News involvement, especially TV series:Announcer on radio programs:TV show:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1998.
Television Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Milton Berle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mendel Berlinger
(other sources:) Milton Berlinger
Nickname(s):
Uncle Miltie
Mr. Television
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

California Hall of Fame 2007.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992.
Television Hall of Fame 1984.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Oprah Winfrey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Nickname(s):
O
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:News anchor. Talk show host. Name misspelled on birth certificate (should have been Biblical name Orpah).
National Women's Hall of Fame 1994.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
Kennedy Center Honors 2010.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2001.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
Television Hall of Fame 1993.

Paddy Chayefsky

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Aaron Chayefsky
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Playwright, screen writer.
Broadway plays:Movies:Television Hall of Fame 1984.

Perry Como

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

Brief Facts:

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

Peter Jennings

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Charles Jennings
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

High school dropout.
News anchor for ABC TV:Dual citizen of US and Canada from 2003. Death from lung cancer.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2011.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2011.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1989.
Television Hall of Fame 2011.

Quinn Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Irwin Martin Cohn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004.
Television Hall of Fame 1997.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Ray Dolby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ray Milton Dolby
Also Known As:
Dr. Dolby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Engineer and physicist. Inventor of sound technology for theaters. Awarded an honorary OBE, Order of Officer of the British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II in 1987.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 2014.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2004.
Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 22 January 2015.

Red Skelton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Bernard Skelton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:International Clown Hall of Fame 1989.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1994.
Television Hall of Fame 1988.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1984.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6763 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6650 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Regis Philbin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 30 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Talk show host.
TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Bronx Walk of Fame 1998.
Television Hall of Fame 2006.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2006.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 10 April 2003.

Rod Serling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rodman Edward Serling
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator and host of TV series:Movies:Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2008.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
Television Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 6 October 1988.

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.

Rupert Murdoch

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Keith Rupert Murdoch
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of

Brief Facts:

Founder and CEO of News Corporation and its successors.
Owner of channel:and newspaper:Became a naturalized citizen of the US in 1985.
Television Hall of Fame 2014.

Sheldon Leonard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sheldon Leonard Bershad
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:

Produced/directed TV shows:Movie:in role as:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1999.
Television Hall of Fame 1991.

Sherman Hemsley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sherman Alexander Hemsley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2012.
Television Hall of Fame 2012.

Sherwood Schwartz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sherwood Charles Schwartz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Created TV series:Co-wrote theme songs for them and other programs.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2009.
Television Hall of Fame 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 7 March 2008.

Sid Caesar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Sidney Caesar
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:

TV shows:Movies:1948 Broadway revue:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993.
Television Hall of Fame 1985.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7014 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Steve Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
husband of
Jayne Meadows, until he died.
Younger than Jayne Meadows by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Original host of TV show:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994.
Television Hall of Fame 1986.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1537 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Ted Turner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Edward Turner III
Also Known As:
R.E. Turner
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

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

Tim Conway

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Daniel Conway
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2006.
Television Hall of Fame 2002.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6740 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 9 February 1989.

Tom Brokaw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Brokaw
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NBC news anchor.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2008.
South Dakota Hall of Fame 1991.
Television Hall of Fame 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.

Vivian Vance

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Vivian Roberta Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 22 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Movie:First to win an Emmy Award for 'Best Supporting Actress' in 1954. Maxine, in Maxwell House commercials.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2012.
Television Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 11 February 1991.

Walt Disney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Elias Disney
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Roy O. Disney by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Started with Mickey Mouse.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.
Congressional Gold Medal 1968.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1993.
William Randolph Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame.
Television Hall of Fame 1986.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2007.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star; ceremony: 8 November 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Walter Cronkite

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Also Known As:
Walter Wilcox
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News anchor for TV program:for 19 years (1962-1981.) Covered many famous events, including Vietnam War, assassinations of Kennedy and King, Watergate, and the moon landings.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1999.
Television Hall of Fame 1985.

William Frawley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Clement Frawley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Was Fred Mertz on TV show:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2012.
Television Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

William Hanna

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Denby Hanna
Also Known As:
Bill Hanna
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Famous cartoons:and many more.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
Television Hall of Fame 1993.

William S. Paley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William S. Paley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At age 12, Paley added a middle initial to his name. The "S." has no meaning. The CEO who built Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) to amajor influence.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1977.
Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1984.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
Television Hall of Fame 1984.

William Shatner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Alan Shatner
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:in role of:Movies:TV Series:Canada's Walk of Fame 2000.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2008.
Television Hall of Fame 2006.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 May 1983.
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