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People, Died on January 23 (10 found)

Ernie Banks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Banks
Nickname(s):
Mr. Cub
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 8 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop and first baseman for 19 seasons on the team Chicago Cubs as their first black player. Major League Baseball All-Century Team, in 1999. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1977. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1967. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Charlie Osgood

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

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. One game, June 18, 1944, 3 innings. Team Brooklyn Dodgers

Jack LaLanne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack François Henri LaLanne
Also Known As:
Jack La Lanne
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ran fitness centers. Host of TV show The Jack LaLanne Show which showed excercises and discussed health, with his wife Elaine. Known for feats of strength even in old age. California Hall of Fame 2008. National Fitness Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 26 June 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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 Late Night with Johnny Carson 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bob Keeshan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert James Keeshan
Also Known As:
Captain Kangaroo
Capt. Kangaroo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played role of Clarabell the Clown on TV show Howdy Doody then hosted TV show Captain Kangaroo. Book Alligator in the Basement. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1998. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Nell Carter

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Nell Ruth Hardy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin'. TV series Gimme a Break!, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame 2000.

Thomas A. Dorsey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Also Known As:
Georgia Tom
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:

Considered the founder of "black gospel" church music. Composer of songs Peace in the Valley, Take My Hand, Precious Lord. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1994. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1982.

Vic Ames

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Amory Victor Urick
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ed Ames by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Gene Ames by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Joe Ames by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group The Ames Brothers. Songs Rag Mop, The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane, Melodie d'Amour. Died in a car crash. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Ames Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Ames Brothers.

Jack Oakie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Delaney Offield
Nickname(s):
The World's Oldest Freshman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films, then movies The Call of the Wild, Around the World in Eighty Days Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Paul Robeson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leroy Robeson
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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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