People Who Died in the Year 1950:

(19 found)

Emil Jannings
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Theodor Friedrich Emil Janez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Swiss. Movies The Way of All Flesh, The Last Command. The first Academy Award winner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1630 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Hap Arnold
military, aviator, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Harley Arnold
Also Known As:
Henry H. Arnold
Nickname(s):
Hap
Pewt
Benny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

General of the Army and later General of the Air Force. The only 5-star general in two services.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alan Hale
actor, director, sidekick

Real/Birth Name:
Rufus Alan MacKahan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 19 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Night and Day, Yellowstone, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Man in the Iron Mask (1939), Gentleman Jim, Always Leave Them Laughing, The Adventures of Mark Twain, Destination Tokyo.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6532 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Kansas Joe McCoy
blues, composer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Wilbur Joe McCoy
Also Known As:
Kansas Joseph Allen McCoy
JoeMcCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Memphis Minnie by 7 years.
older brother of
Older than Papa Charlie McCoy by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Song When the Levee Breaks.

Kiki Cuyler
baseball

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Florence Arliss
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Florence Montgomery
Also Known As:
Mrs. George Arliss
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
82 or 83
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
George Arliss, until his earlier death.
Born the same year as George Arliss.

Brief Facts:

Birth may be 1871. Movies Disraeli, The Millionaire, The House of Rothschild. Broadway plays Disraeli, The Devil.

Kurt Weill
composer

Real/Birth Name:
Kurt Julian Weill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lotte Lenya, until he died.
Younger than Lotte Lenya by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "Vile." Songs from The Threepenny Opera. Song Mack the Knife. Married Lotte Lenya a second time after divorce.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Walter Huston
actor, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Houghston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical Knickerbocker Holiday featured song September Song. Movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre earned him an Oscar for his performance as a prospector.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6624 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Frances Ford Seymour
socialite, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Ford Seymour
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 10 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Henry Fonda by 2 years.
mother of
mother of
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

A sexual abuse victim as a child. Suicide by cutting throat with a razor.

Buddy De Sylva
lyricist, writer, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
George Gard De Sylva
Also Known As:
B.G. "Buddy" De Sylva
B.G. De Sylva
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with Lew Brown, Ray Henderson. Co-founder of Capitol Records.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry4 June 1992

Rex Ingram
director, producer, writer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Ingram Montgomery Hitchcock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Alice Terry, until he died.
Older than Alice Terry by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Silent films The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), The Garden of Allah, Scaramouche, The Arab. Converted to Islam 1933.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1651 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Papa Charlie McCoy
blues, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles McCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Kansas Joe McCoy by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Delta blues.

Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie
Also Known As:
Victoria Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great great great grandmother of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great great great grandmother of
great great grandmother of
first cousin twice removed of
niece of
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great great grandmother of
daughter of
mother of
first cousin once removed of
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first cousin once removed of
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granddaughter of
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niece of
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first cousin twice removed of
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great great great grandmother of
first cousin once removed of
great great grandmother of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
niece of
wife of
Prince Louis of Battenberg, until his earlier death.
Younger than Prince Louis of Battenberg by 8 years.
great great great grandmother of
first cousin twice removed of
grandmother of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
great great grandmother of
first cousin twice removed of
mother of
daughter of
older sister of
Older than Princess Alix of Hesse and By Rhine by 9 years.
great grandmother of
niece of
great great grandmother of
great great great grandmother of
great great grandmother of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
granddaughter of
great great great grandmother of
first cousin of
niece of
first cousin of
great great grandmother of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

She married her father's first cousin.

John Francis Fitzgerald
mayor, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
John F. Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Honey Fitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mayor of Boston 1906 - 1908 and 1910 - 1914. US House of Representatives.

Al Jolson
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Asa Yoelson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ruby Keeler by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

An early movie with sound: The Jazz Singer. Songs My Mammy, My Buddy, When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6622 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 128 S. Palm Canyon Drive4 October 2000

Maurice Costello
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Costello
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Very early silent fims. Uncredited bit parts later.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6515 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Grover Cleveland Alexander
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Grover Cleveland Alexander
Nickname(s):
Old Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Michael Strange
actor, unusual name, Broadway, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Blanche Oelrichs
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60, 35 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than John Barrymore by 8 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays Clair de Lune, L'Aiglon.

Betty Francisco
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Barton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1923). Silents. Movies Across the Continent (1922), Fair Play (1925), The Spirit of Youth (1929), Ashes of Vengeance, Flaming Youth, Double Dealing, Long Pants (1927).
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