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People Born in the Year 1898 (42 found): Names Only

Jess Neely

Real/Birth Name:
Jess Claiborne Neely
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach at teams Southwestern University, Clemson University, Rice University. Also head baseball coach at the University of Alabama, Clemson University and Rice University. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1967. College Football Hall of Fame 1971. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Gracie Fields

Real/Birth Name:
Grace Stansfield
Also Known As:
Dame Gracie Fields
Nickname(s):
Our Gracie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Shipyard Sally. London Avenue of Stars. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Randolph Scott

Real/Birth Name:
George Randolph Crane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hall of Great Western Performers 1975. Texas Trail of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 April 1999.

Bertolt Brecht

Real/Birth Name:
Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht
Gender:
Male
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:

Wrote play (musical, with Kurt Weill) The Threepenny Opera. Theater Hall of Fame.

Robert Keith

Real/Birth Name:
Rolland Keith Richey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
ex-husband of
Older than Peg Entwistle by 9 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Mr. Roberts. Movies Guys and Dolls, My Man Godfrey, The Wild One

Molly Picon

Real/Birth Name:
Małka Opiekun
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Yiddish theatre star. Movie musical Fiddler on the Roof in role of Yentl. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1993. Theater Hall of Fame.

Dorothy Gish

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Elizabeth de Guiche
Gender:
Female
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.

George Jessel

Real/Birth Name:
George Albert Jessel
Nickname(s):
Toastmaster General of the United States
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Lois Andrews by 25 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Valley of the Dolls, Private Izzy Murphy. Songs And He'd Say Oo-La-La Wee Wee, My Mother's Eyes Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1777 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Curly Lambeau

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Louis Lambeau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder, back and first coach. Pro team Green Bay Packers. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1961. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1970. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.

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

Steve Owen

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Joseph Owen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle, guard. Teams Phillips University, Kansas City Blues, Hartford Blues, Cleveland Bulldogs, Kansas City Cowboys, New York Giants. Coach, teams New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Toronto Argonauts, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Syracuse Stormers. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966. Annis Stukus Trophy 1962.

Bennett Cerf

Real/Birth Name:
Bennett Alfred Cerf
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of the founders of the American publishing firm Random House. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6407 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Erich Remarque

Real/Birth Name:
Erich Paul Remark
Also Known As:
Erich Maria Remarque
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Paulette Goddard, until he died.
Older than Paulette Goddard by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote books All Quiet of the Western Front, The Road Back, Three Comrades. Naturalized citizen of the US 1947.

Big Bill Broonzy

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Conley Broonzy
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A pioneer of the Chicago blues style. Song Key to the Highway. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Chesty Puller

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Burwell Puller
Nickname(s):
Chesty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Marine officer who was the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, receiving the Navy Cross, the Navy's and Marines' second highest decoration, five times (the second and only other person to be so honored.) With five Navy Crosses and a Distinguished Service Cross, the Army's second highest decoration, Received the nation's second highest military decoration a total of six times.

Gertrude Lawrence

Real/Birth Name:
Gertrud Alexandra Dagmar Lawrence-Klasen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Theater Hall of Fame.

Happy Chandler

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Benjamin Chandler Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 30 days before his 93rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Senator and governor from Kentucky. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1982. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1963.

Sara Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Sara Elizabeth Dougherty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than A.P. Carter by 6 years.
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Lead singer. Group Carter Family Country Music Hall of Fame 1970 as a member of Carter Family.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Carter Family.

Jack Haley

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Haley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, The Wizard of Oz in which he was the Tinman. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6435 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Regis Toomey

Real/Birth Name:
John Regis Toomey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often in a policeman role. Movies A Shot in the Dark (1941), Mighty Joe Young (1949) Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Kiki Cuyler

Real/Birth Name:
Hazen Shirley Cuyler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Team Pittsburgh Pirates. Nickname pronounced "Kigh-kigh" from Cuy in his last name. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1968. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1963.

Shirley Booth

Real/Birth Name:
Thelma Booth Ford
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won a Tony Award for musical Come Back, Little Sheba. Theater Hall of Fame 1979. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marilyn Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Ellis Reynolds
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In revue Ziegfeld Follies. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Richard Arlen

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Richard Van Mattimore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Virginian (1929) Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bessie Love

Real/Birth Name:
Juanita Horton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Silent films - then small roles. Wrote play The Homecoming in 1958. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

H.A. Rey

Real/Birth Name:
Hans Augusto Reyersbach
Also Known As:
Hans Augusto Rel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 21 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author and illustrator with his wife Margret of the children's book series Curious George

Helen Palmer

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Marion Palmer
Also Known As:
Helen Marion Palmer Geisel
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 30 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Dr. Seuss, until she died.
Older than Dr. Seuss by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Children's books Do You Know What I'm Going To Do Next Saturday?, I Was Kissed by a Seal at the Zoo, A Fish Out of Water. Despondent over cancer and her husband's infidelity, suicide with an overdose of barbiturates.

George Gershwin

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Gershovitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ira Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Composed Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess. Broadway musical and move incorporating some of his music Funny Face. Duo George & Ira Gershwin. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006. Theater Hall of Fame. Congressional Gold Medal 1985. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Renée Adorée

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne de la Fonte
Also Known As:
Renee Adoree
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 5 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Tom Moore by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Died of tuberculosis. Silent films. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Joe Sewell

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Wheeler Sewell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Infielder. Teams New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees. Coach, team University of Alabama. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1951. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1977. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2007.

Lotte Lenya

Real/Birth Name:
Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 15 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Kurt Weill, until his earlier death.
Older than Kurt Weill by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Songs from The Threepenny Opera. Movie From Russia with Love. Theater Hall of Fame.

Sippie Wallace

Real/Birth Name:
Beulah Thomas
Nickname(s):
The Texas Nightingale
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues Hall of Fame 2003. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1993.

Pie Traynor

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Joseph Traynor
Nickname(s):
Pie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Pittsburgh Pirates, third base. Never drove a car. Fondness for eating pie - origin of his nickname. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1948. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963.

Frank Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Frank William Thomas
Also Known As:
Frank W. Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for coach Knute Rockne at team University of Notre Dame. Roommate was George Gipp. Coach, teams University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Alabama. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1969. College Football Hall of Fame 1951.

Wiley Post

Real/Birth Name:
Wiley Hardeman Post
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First to fly solo around the world. Died in a plane crash in Alaska. He was pilot. Passenger was Will Rogers. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1969. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2004.

Dagny Haraldsen

Real/Birth Name:
Dagny Ulrichsen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Ace Mumford

Real/Birth Name:
Arnett William Mumford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As head football coach, compled a record of 233-85-23 with the black college teams: Jarvis Christian College, Bishop College, Texas College, Southern University. College Football Hall of Fame 2001.

C.S. Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Clive Staples Lewis
Also Known As:
C. S. Lewis
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 7 days before his 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote book series The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Duke Slater

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Wayman Slater
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. Teams University of Iowa, Milwaukee Badgers, Rock Island Independents, Chicago Cardinals. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1951. College Football Hall of Fame 1951.

Emmett Kelly

Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Leo Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clown with a sad face, circus performer. Role as Weary Willie. Hall of Famous Missourians 1996.

Irene Dunne

Real/Birth Name:
Irene Marie Dunn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies I Remember Mama, Life with Father, Magnificent Obsession (1935). Movie musical Show Boat. Kennedy Center Honors 1985. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1958. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6440 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Baby Dodds

Real/Birth Name:
Warren Dodds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Last name pronounced "dots." Also played Dixieland music. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 2010. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1991.
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