People Born in the Year 1916:

(75 found)

Betty Furness
actor, activist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Mary Furness
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows What's My Line?, Today. Consumer advocate under President Johnson. Spokesperson for Westinghouse. Movies Swing Time, The Band Plays On

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1533 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Maxene Andrews
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Maxine Angelyn Andrews
Nickname(s):
Maxene
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than LaVerne Andrews by 4 years.
older sister of
Older than Patty Andrews by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of The Andrews Sisters. Best known songs Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Andrews Sisters.

Vic Mizzy
composer, conductor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Victor Mizzy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed the theme for TV shows The Addams Family, Green Acres. Songs My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time, Take It Easy, Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes

House Peters Jr.
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Robert House Peters Jr.
Also Known As:
House Peters
Nickname(s):
Junie
Junior
Juny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Best known for role as Mr. Clean in commercials. Movies The Day the Earth Stood Still, Rio Conchos, The Dakota Kid, Strategic Air Command, Rebel Without a Cause. TV series Lassie, The Lone Ranger

Jay McShann
singer, musician, jazz, blues, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
James Columbus McShann
Nickname(s):
Hootie
Gender:
Male
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:

Big band The Jay McShann Orchestra

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Betty Tanner
actor, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Betty D. Toczylowski
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 3 inches (129.54 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry as a member of group The Munchkins.

Eddie Arcaro
horse racing

Real/Birth Name:
George Edward Arcaro
Gender:
Male
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:

Won more American classic races than any other jockey in history and is the only rider to have won the U.S. Triple Crown twice. Spokesman for Buick commercials.

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Jackie Gleason
actor, composer, dj, musician, bandleader, comedy, boxing, Broadway, Tony Award

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

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Honeymooners. Movies Smokey and the Bandit, The Hustler, Soldier in the Rain. Tony Award for acting in Broadway musical play Take Me Along

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6231 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Dinah Shore
actor, singer, golf

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Rose Shore
Gender:
Female
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 I'll Walk Alone, You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To, Buttons and Bows, The Anniversary Song, Baby, It's Cold Outside

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6916 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive, ceremony date: 23 March 1996

Rochelle Hudson
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Rachael Hudson
Also Known As:
Rochelle Elizabeth Hudson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movies Wild Boys of the Road, Curly Top, Les Miserables (1935), Rebel Without a Cause, She Done Him Wrong

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Virginia Gregg
radio, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Gregg Burket
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:

Brief Facts:

Radio shows as Dragnet, The Lone Ranger and more. Movies Spencer's Mountain, Psycho as the voice of the mother of Norman Bates

Lindy Boggs
politician, ambassador, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne
Also Known As:
Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Hale Boggs, until his earlier death.
Younger than Hale Boggs by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. United States Ambassador to the Holy See, 1997 to 2001. US Representative from Louisiana, 1973- 1991, the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana. Chair of the Democratic Party 1976.

Harry James
bandleader, musician, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Haag James
Also Known As:
The Youngest Contortionist in the World
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Betty Grable by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player. Group Music Makers. Found Frank Sinatra working as a waiter, hired him as singer for his band.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Mercedes McCambridge
actor, radio, writer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 14 days before her 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Movies All the King's Men, Giant, The Exorcist, in which she did the demon voice for Linda Blair.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Hi Bithorn
baseball, manager, killed by police

Real/Birth Name:
Hiram Gabriel Bithorn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right-handed pitcher who became the first baseball player from Puerto Rico in Major League Baseball. Teams Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox. Shot by a policeman in Mexico.

Jean Rogers
actor, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Dorothy Lovegren
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 29 days before her 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Dale Arden in movie serial Flash Gordon. Movie Whistling in Brooklyn

Sterling Hayden
actor, writer, model, adopted, spy

Real/Birth Name:
Sterling Relyea Walter
Also Known As:
John Hamilton
Sterling Walter Hayden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed at age 9 when he was adopted. OSS during WW II as John Hamilton. Movies The Godfather, The Asphalt Jungle, 9 to 5, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Tommy Bolt
golf

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Henry Bolt
Nickname(s):
Thunder
Terrible Tommy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the U.S. Open in 1958.

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Jeff Heath
baseball, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
John Geoffrey Heath
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left field. Teams Yakima Bears, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, Boston Braves. Became a naturalized US citizen.

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Iron Eyes Cody
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Espera Oscar de Corti
Nickname(s):
Oscar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for commercials against littering. He was not an Indian, but claimed to be. Movies A Man Called Horse, Ernest Goes to Camp. TV series The Cisco Kid

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6655 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 20 April 1983
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 255 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 15 January 1999

Gregory Peck
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Eldred Gregory Peck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2¾ inches (187.96 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movie To Kill a Mockingbird in role of Atticus Finch. Movies Moby Dick, Only the Valiant, The Omen, The Boys from Brazil, The Keys of the Kingdom, The Yearling, Gentleman's Agreement, Twelve O'Clock High, On the Beach, The Guns of Navarone, Mackenna's Gold, David and Bathsheba, MacArthur, Cape Fear (1962), Cape Fear (1991)

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Bud Wilkinson
football, coach, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Burnham Wilkinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1947 to 1963. 1964 legally changed his first name to Bud. Ran as a Republican for the U.S. Senate in 1964.

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Enos Slaughter
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Nickname(s):
Country
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees

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Phil Brown
actor, director, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Mortimer Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In movie Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in role of the uncle of Luke Skywalker. Blacklisted after the HUAC investigation.

Glenn Ford
actor, western, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Eleanor Powell by 3 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Blackboard Jungle, Teahouse of the August Moon, Superman, Midway. TV series Cade's County

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Dennis Day
radio, singer, actor, sidekick

Real/Birth Name:
Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Tenor voice. Radio program A Day in the Life of Dennis Day. Radio and TV show The Jack Benny Program. Often said "Gee, Mr. Benny!" Song Dear Hearts and Gentle People. Voice actor for cartoons.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7048 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6646 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Harold Robbins
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Rubin
Also Known As:
Frank Kane
Harold Rubin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the books The Carpetbaggers, The Dream Merchants

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 14 December 1975

Willie Best
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Best
Also Known As:
Sleep 'n' Eat
Sleep 'n Eat
Sleep n' Eat
William Best
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies High Sierra, The Littlest Rebel. African-American comedy actor, sometimes billed as Sleep 'n' Eat.

Bobby Guy
musician

Real/Birth Name:
William Robert Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 1 day before his 48th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Rose Marie, until he died.
Older than Rose Marie by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter. With NBC and TV show Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Charles Aldrich
football

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Collins Aldrich
Also Known As:
Charles "Ki" Aldrich
Nickname(s):
Ki
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center, linebacker. Teams Texas Christian University, Chicago Cardinals, Washington Redskins

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Francis Crick
scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Harry Compton Crick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work showing the double helix shape of DNA.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dorothy McGuire
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Hackett McGuire
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Old Yeller, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Three Coins in the Fountain

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Hank Luisetti
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo-Giuseppi Luisetti
Nickname(s):
Ange
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward, team Stanford University. Popularized the jump shot.

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Olivia de Havilland
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Olivia Mary De Havilland
Also Known As:
Dame Olivia de Havilland
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
104, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Joan Fontaine by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies Gone with the Wind, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte, To Each His Own, Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood. A citizen of the USA, UK, and France. Named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire 2017.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6762 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ken Curtis
actor, singer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Wain Gates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Sons of the Pioneers. Role of Festus on TV series Gunsmoke. Middle name is NOT Wayne.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Sons of the Pioneers.

John Kundla
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
John Albert Kundla
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Minneapolis Lakers, University of Minnesota

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Robbie
football, business, actor, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Robbie
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:

Owner-founder pro football team Miami Dolphins. Movie Black Sunday

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Keenan Wynn
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Xavier Aloysius Wynn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Younger than Eve Abbott by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Son of Flubber, Bikini Beach, Herbie Rides Again, Stagecoach

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

David Brown
producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
David Brown
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:

Relationships:

husband of
Helen Gurley Brown, until he died.
Older than Helen Gurley Brown by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Films Jaws, Cocoon, Driving Miss Daisy. Play and movie A Few Good Men. Broadway musicals Sweet Smell of Success, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Nominated for Tony Award for both musicals.

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Laird Cregar
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Laird Cregar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Ten Gentlemen from West Point

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Charlie Christian
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Christian
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing guitarist. Performed with Benny Goodman. Died young, of tuberculosis.

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Dick Wilson
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Riccardo DiGuglielmo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

On Charmin commercials in role as Mr. Whipple. TV show Bewitched

Buddy Hayes
musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Harmon Hayes
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:

Vocals, string bass and tuba. TV show The Lawrence Welk Show from 1954 to 1965. Song When Yuba Plays the Tuba "down in Cuba."

Jean Hazlewood
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Ora Jean Hazlewood
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Richard Widmark, until she died.
Younger than Richard Widmark by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Secret Ways

Buddy Lewis
baseball, aviator, military

Real/Birth Name:
John Kelly Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman, right field. Team Washington Senators

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Wellington Mara
football, business

Real/Birth Name:
Wellington Timothy Mara
Nickname(s):
The Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
younger brother of
Younger than Jack Mara by 8 years.
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
son of
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-owner, team New York Giants

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tommy Thompson (football)
football

Real/Birth Name:
Lurtis Pryor Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles

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Marie Wilson
actor, dancer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Elizabeth Wilson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies My Friend Irma (1949), Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, Babes in Toyland (1934)

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6601 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6765 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Van Johnson
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Van Dell Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Eve Abbott by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Caine Mutiny, The Bride Goes Wild, Too Young to Kiss, Go for Broke, Command Decision, Thrill of a Romance, Brigadoon, State of the Union, Madame Curie

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Martha Raye
actor, dancer, singer, military, nurse

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Teresa Yvonne O'Reed
Nickname(s):
Colonel Maggie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Martha Raye Show. Was a nurse. Buried at the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6547 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

George Montgomery
actor, western, boxing, sculptor, stunts, director, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
George Montgomery Letz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Dinah Shore by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series Cimarron City. Movies Battle of the Bulge, Toughest Gun in Tombstone, The Riders of the Purple Sage, Coney Island

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive, ceremony date: 28 April 1995

Daniel Schorr
news, tv, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Louis Schorr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On National Public Radio as well as CNN.

Tony Bettenhausen
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Eugene Bettenhausen
Nickname(s):
Tunney
Tinley Park Express
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Indy car racer. Died in a crash on a test run with a resulting fire.

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Rossano Brazzi
actor, writer, singer, director, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Rossano Brazzi
Also Known As:
Rosanno Brazzi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Little Women (1949), Three Coins in the Fountain, The Italian Job, The Barefoot Contessa, South Pacific. Songs Some Enchanted Evening, This Nearly Was Mine

Peter Finch
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch
Also Known As:
William Mitchell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Network, The Nun's Story, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Far from the Madding Crowd, Raid on Entebbe

James Herriot
writer, doctor

Real/Birth Name:
James Alfred Wight
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A veterinarian. Stories about a country veterinarian, referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small

Jan Murray
comedy, game show, actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Murray Janofsky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV game shows Blind Date, Dollar a Second, Treasure Hunt (which he created). Movie Thunder Alley. Broadway musical Music in My Heart

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6153 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 19 April 1997

Slim Aarons
photographer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
George Allen Aarons
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Published book Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time. Famed for photos of celebrities.

Walter Cronkite
tv, news

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Also Known As:
Walter Wilcox
Gender:
Male
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 CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962-1981.) Covered many famous events, including Vietnam War, assassinations of Kennedy and King, Watergate, and the moon landings.

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Ray Coniff
bandleader, composer, accident, conductor

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Raymond Coniff
Also Known As:
Engberg
Jay Raye
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 25 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Arranger for Mitch Miller. Group Ray Coniff Singers. Song Somewhere My Love based on the song Lara's Theme. Between 1957 and 1968, Conniff had 28 albums in the American Top 40. Died from a fall in his bathtub.

Billy May
musician, composer, bandleader, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
William E. May
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Take the A Train. Lead band The Billy May Orchestra. Trumpeter.

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Sherwood Schwartz
producer, writer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Sherwood Charles Schwartz
Gender:
Male
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 Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch. Co-wrote theme songs for them and other programs.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 7 March 2008

Bill Melendez
cartoonist, actor, producer, director, writer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
José Cuauhtemoc Meléndez
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Animated or produced many 'Peanuts' cartoon special movies, including A Charlie Brown Christmas. Voice of Snoopy

Daws Butler
actor, kids

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Dawson Butler
Also Known As:
Dawes Butler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice actor for many characters, in role of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Chilly Willy, Quick-Draw McGraw, Elroy Jetson, Loopy De Loop in animated cartoons.

Evelyn Keyes
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Louise Keyes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Artie Shaw by 6 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Charles Vidor by 16 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than John Huston by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Gone with the Wind, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Mrs. Mike, The Seven Year Itch, Hell's Half Acre, Around the World in Eighty Days

Sid Luckman
football

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

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, the first modern T-formation quarterback, and considered the greatest long range passer of his time. Teams Columbia University, Chicago Bears

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Ken Kavanaugh
football, coach, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth William Kavanaugh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Teams Louisiana State University, Chicago Bears. Ends coach, several teams, then a scout.

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Frankie Muse Freeman
lawyer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Frankie Muse
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Civil rights attorney, the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6138 Delmar Boulevard, ceremony date: 16 April 2015

Chick Hearn
basketball, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Dayle Hearn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

For the basketball team Los Angeles Lakers radio play-by-play. Invented the term slam dunk.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio, ceremony date: 24 September 1986

Kirk Douglas
actor, director, producer, western, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Also Known As:
Isidore Demsky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
103
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Diana Douglas by 6 years.
father of
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Spartacus, Seven Days in May, It Runs in the Family, The List of Adrian Messenger

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Parker Hall
football

Real/Birth Name:
Linus Parker Hall
Nickname(s):
Bullet
Tunica Tornado
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback / tailback. Teams University of Mississippi, Cleveland Rams, San Francisco 49ers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Archie Moore
boxing, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald Lee Wright
Nickname(s):
The Old Mongoose
The Mongoose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 4 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional champion boxing career. Light Heavyweight World Champion 1952-1959 and 1961. Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6648 Delmar Boulevard

Mark Stevens
actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Richard William Stevens
Also Known As:
Stephen Richard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Within These Walls, The Dark Corner, The Snake Pit

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6637 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Ruth Johnson Colvin
activist

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Johnson
Also Known As:
Ruth Colvin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
103
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Literacy activist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Betty Grable
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Ruth Grable
Nickname(s):
The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Harry James by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than Jackie Coogan by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed pin-up in World War II. Movie How to Marry a Millionaire

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6525 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6350 Delmar Boulevard
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