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People Who Died in the Year 1954 (23 found): Names Only

Rabbit Maranville

Real/Birth Name:
Walter James Vincent Maranville
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5' 5". Shortstop. Teams Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Robins, St. Louis Cardinals. Known for his antics. Considered excellent at defensive play. Barbershop quartet tenor. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1954. Braves Hall of Fame 2014.

Sydney Greenstreet

Real/Birth Name:
Sydney Hughes Greenstreet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon

Leona Roberts

Real/Birth Name:
Leona Harneteaux
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Edith Roberts by 20 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Gone with the Wind, Blondie Plays Cupid, Bringing Up Baby

Edwin Armstrong

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Howard Armstrong
Also Known As:
Edwin H. Armstrong
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:

Prolific inventor of radio technology, including the wide-band FM radio. Also a new form of radar based on FM. Suicide by jumping from his 13th floor apartment to a 3rd floor balcony after an altercation with his wife. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1998.

Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Real/Birth Name:
Leopold Charles Edward George Albert
Also Known As:
Luitpold Carl Eduard Georg Albrecht
Prince of the United Kingdom}Duke of Albany
His Royal Highness the Duke of Albany.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather 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
first cousin twice removed of
nephew of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed 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
grandson of
nephew of
great grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of
first cousin of
nephew of
great grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
father of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
grandson of
first cousin of
great grandfather of
nephew of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fourth and last reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Bill Bradley (baseball)

Real/Birth Name:
William Joseph Bradley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base. Teams Chicago Orphans, Cleveland Blues, Cleveland Bronchos, Cleveland Naps, Brooklyn Tip-Tops, Kansas City Packers. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1957.

Pudge Heffelfinger

Real/Birth Name:
William Walter Heffelfinger
Also Known As:
William Heffelfinger
Nickname(s):
Pudge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Yale University, then tried coaching, then business. Later proved to be the first paid professional football player, in 1892. College Football Hall of Fame 1951.

Märtha

Real/Birth Name:
Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra
Also Known As:
Crown Princess Märtha of Norway
Princess Märtha of Sweden
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
great grandmother of
mother of
wife of
King Olav V of Norway, until she died.
Older than King Olav V of Norway by 2 years.
grandmother of
great grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died of cancer before her husband became King of Norway.

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.

William March

Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Campbell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Mobile, Alabama. World War I decorated veteran. Book (basis for the movie) The Bad Seed. Book Company K

Chief Bender

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Albert Bender
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chipewa tribe. Pitcher for team Philadelphia Athletics. Invented the slider ball, then called the "nickel curve". National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Phillies Wall of Fame 1991.

Lester Hunt

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Callaway Hunt
Also Known As:
Lester C. Hunt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 19 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Dentist, served in the army in World War I. Governor of Wyoming, 1943-1949. US Senator from Wyoming, 1949-1954. Shot himself at his desk in his Senate office, using a rifle from home.

Grantland Rice

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Grantland Rice
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:

Sportswriter. Coined the tern "The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame". Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1946. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. NSMA Hall of Fame 1962. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1632 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Frida Kahlo

Real/Birth Name:
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Diego Rivera, until she died.
Younger than Diego Rivera by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Mexican artist. Badly hurt in an accident when she was a student. Subject of the movie Frida starring Salma Hayek. Rainbow Honor Walk.

Machine Gun Kelly

Real/Birth Name:
George Kelly Barnes
Also Known As:
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
George R. Kelly
Nickname(s):
Machine Gun
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Crimes included bootlegging, armed robbery and kidnapping. Active during the Prohibition era. Died in prison. Gravestone says "George B. Kelly."

Colette

Real/Birth Name:
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
Also Known As:
Sidonie Goudeket
Gender:
Female
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:

French novelist. Book Gigi. Musical and movie Gigi. Novel Claudine. French Legion of Honor.

Oscar Charleston

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar McKinley Charleston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 9 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder. Negro League teams Indianapolis ABC's, Chicago American Giants, Lincoln Stars, Hilldale Club, St. Louis Giants, Harrisburg Giants, Philadelphia Hilldales, Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1976.

Charles Belden

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Spencer Belden
Also Known As:
Charles S. Belden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Joan Marsh by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Charlie Chan at the Opera screenplay.

Lionel Barrymore

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Herbert Blythe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Ethel Barrymore by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than John Barrymore by 3 years.
great uncle of
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Wonderful Life, Duel in the Sun, Key Largo, Young Dr. Kildare and many sequels of the latter movie. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bill Doak

Real/Birth Name:
William Leopold Doak
Nickname(s):
Spittin' Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Robins. Allowed to continue use of spitball after it was outlawed in 1921. Invented improved fielder's glove with lacing between the thumb and first finger.

Gladys George

Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Clare Evans
Gender:
Female
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:

Movies Maltese Falcon, The Best Years of Our Lives, Flamingo Road, Madame X, Marie Antoinette, The Way of All Flesh. Broadway play Personal Appearance

Johnny Ace

Real/Birth Name:
John Marshall Alexander Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Rhythm and blues. Song My Song. Died (possibly) playing Russian roulette backstage - shot himself. Story says he thought there were no bullets.
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