Guess Who This Is

112 Persons in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame:

Location:
Broadcasting & Cable
28 E. 28th St. 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Web Site:
Years Active:
from 1991

Aaron Spelling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Spelling
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Love Boat, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Television Hall of Fame 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 15 September 1978.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Agnes Nixon

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Agnes Eckhardt
Nickname(s):
Aggie
Queen of the Modern American Soap Opera
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series (soaps) One Life to Live, Guiding Light, All My Children, Another World. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000. Television Hall of Fame 1992. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2014.

Alex Trebek

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Alexander Trebek
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV game show Jeopardy. Became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1998. Canada's Walk of Fame 2006. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6501 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 17 May 1999.
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Arlene Francis

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Arline Francis Kazanjian
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Murders in the Rue Morgue. Host of TV show The Arlene Francis Show. Game TV shows participant including What's My Line. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1982. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6432 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1734 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Arthur Godfrey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Morton Godfrey
Nickname(s):
The Old Redhead
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio and TV host, tv show The Arthur Godfrey Show. Movie The Great Bank Hoax. Ukelele player on his show. Ukulele Hall of Fame 2001. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1976. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1987. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1976. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Barbara Walters

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Jill Walters
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV show The View. Former news anchor TV shows Today, 20/20. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1997. Television Hall of Fame 1989. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 June 2007.
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Betty White

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Betty Marion White
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Allen Ludden, until his death.
Younger than Allen Ludden by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series The Golden Girls, The Love Boat. Often a guest on game TV shows: Password, Hollywood Squares. Movies Annie's Point, Advise and Consent. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002. California Hall of Fame 2002. Television Hall of Fame 1995. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2012. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Bing Crosby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Lillis Crosby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Bob Crosby by 10 years.
grandfather of
father of
husband of
Dixie Lee, until her earlier death.
Older than Dixie Lee by 8 years.
father of
father of
husband of
Kathryn Grant, until he died.
Older than Kathryn Grant by 30 years.
father of
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Sang "crooner" style. "On the Road" movies with Bob Hope. Song White Christmas. Movie musical Holiday Inn. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2002. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. World Golf Hall of Fame 1978. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 2008. National Radio Hall of Fame 1998. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1980. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Irish American Hall of Fame 2013. Cecil B DeMille Award 1960. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1611 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6769 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Blue Barron

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Friedman
Also Known As:
Harry Friedman
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:

Called his music style "sweet" music. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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Bob Hope

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Townes Hope
Also Known As:
Lester Hope
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dolores Hope, until he died.
Older than Dolores Hope by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Signature song Thanks for the Memory. Movies Call Me Bwana, The Seven Little Foys, Son of Paleface, The Lemon Drop Kid, Fancy Pants, Sorrowful Jones, Road to Bali, Road to Rio, Road to Hong Kong. Broadway revue Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. World Golf Hall of Fame 1983. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995. Kennedy Center Honors 1985. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. National Medal of Arts 1995. Congressional Gold Medal 1962. London Avenue of Stars. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. Television Hall of Fame 1987. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Cecil B DeMille Award 1963. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6758 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 November 1992.

Bob Schieffer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bob Lloyd Schieffer
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of the CBS TV show Face the Nation 1991 to 2015. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Television Hall of Fame 2013.

Bud Selig

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allan Huber Selig Jr.
Nickname(s):
Bud
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 7 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Baseball Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1992. Former owner of the team Milwaukee Brewers. Responsible for introduction of the wild card, interleague play, and the merging of the National and American leagues under the Office of the Commissioner. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 2001. Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2002. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2017. Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor 2014.

Candice Bergen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Candice Patricia Bergen
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2010. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2010. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1995. Television Hall of Fame 2010.

Carroll O'Connor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Carroll O'Connor
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series All in the Family, Archie Bunker's Place in role of Archie Bunker. TV series In the Heat of the Night. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1997. Television Hall of Fame 1989. Movie Return to Me Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 March 2000.
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Casey Kasem

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kemal Amin Kasem
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lebanese immigrant parents. Disk jockey. Voice of Shaggy in the animated TV series Scooby Doo, Where Are You!, What's New, Scooby-Doo?. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1992. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1985. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1995. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 27 April 1981.
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Charles Osgood

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Osgood Wood III
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio program The Osgood File and host of TV program CBS Sunday Morning. Known for wearing a bowtie and relating stories in poetic verse or playing piano and singing. Closes his programs with "I'll see you on the radio". Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1990. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006.

Chet Huntley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Robert Huntley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV news program The Huntley-Brinkley Report on NBC. Small part in movie Executive Suite. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. Television Hall of Fame 1988.

Dan Rather

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dan Irvin Rather Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News anchor for CBS. TV shows 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2007. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2007. Television Hall of Fame 2004.

Danny Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yakhoob
Also Known As:
Amos Jacobs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Name later Anglicized to Amos Jacobs. TV series Make Room for Daddy. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998. Michigan Walk of Fame 2007. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1998. Congressional Gold Medal 1983. Television Hall of Fame 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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David Brinkley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David McClure Brinkley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 29 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-anchor, TV show The Huntley-Brinkley Report. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. Television Hall of Fame 1988.

David Sarnoff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Sarnoff
Nickname(s):
The General
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Main influence in development of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and NBC. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Television Hall of Fame 1984. National Radio Hall of Fame 1989. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013. Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Dean Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dino Paul Crocetti
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member the Rat Pack. Paired withJerry Lewis in many movies. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6519 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1617 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 22 February 2010.

Dennis Patrick

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Patrick Harrison

Brief Facts:

Died in a house fire. Actor in TV shows Dallas, Dark Shadows. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Diane Sawyer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lila Diana Sawyer
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Mike Nichols, until his death.
Younger than Mike Nichols by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Anchor for TV shows Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer on ABC. America's Junior Miss 1962-1965. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2004. Television Hall of Fame 1997.

Dick Clark

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wagstaff Clark
Nickname(s):
America's Oldest Teenager
The World's Oldest Teenager
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show American Bandstand. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1991. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. Television Hall of Fame 1992. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Dick Ebersol

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Duncan Dickie Ebersol
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 5 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Susan St. James by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Executive producer of TV show Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s. Also the Atlanta Olympics. President of NBC Sports. Injured in a plane crash November 2004 - a young son died. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2005. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1996.

Dick Wolf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Wolf
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice as writer. Creator of TV series Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Television Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 29 March 2007.
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Dinah Shore

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Frances Rose Shore
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. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. LPGA Tour Hall of Fame 1994. World Golf Hall of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1991. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6916 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 23 March 1996.

Don Cornelius

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Cortez Cornelius
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator and host of TV show Soul Train. Movie Tapeheads. Probation for spousal abuse. Self-inflicted gunshot. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 February 1997.
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Don Francisco

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mario Kreutzberger
Also Known As:
Mario Kreutzberger
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2012. Television Hall of Fame 2012. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 8 June 2001.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Don Imus

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Donald Imus Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Syndicated talk radio show Imus in the Morning. Controversy over racist remarks. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1996. National Radio Hall of Fame 1989.

E.G. Marshall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Everett Eugene Grunz
Also Known As:
E. G. Marshall
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Nixon, Interiors, Tora! Tora! Tora!, 12 Angry Men, The Caine Mutiny. TV series The Defenders. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1982.

Ed Sullivan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Vincent Sullivan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993. Television Hall of Fame 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Edgar Bergen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edgar John Bergen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Ventriloquist. Puppets Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1982. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6766 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6425 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Edward R. Murrow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Egbert Roscoe Murrow
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II on March 5, 1965. TV shows CBS Evening News, Person to Person. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. Television Hall of Fame 1984. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Eric Sevareid

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Eric Sevareid
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News on channel CBS. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Television Hall of Fame 1987. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1993.

Ernie Kovacs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Edward Kovacs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 10 days before his 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Edie Adams, until he died.
Older than Edie Adams by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies North to Alaska, Bell, Book and Candle. Died in a car accident. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995. Television Hall of Fame 1987. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Frank Gifford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Newton Gifford
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 7 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
husband of
Kathie Lee Gifford, until he died.
Older than Kathie Lee Gifford by 23 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Running back and wide receiver for NFL team New York Giants. ABC TV show Monday Night Football. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010. College Football Hall of Fame 1975. USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1994. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1975. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2015. NFL Player of the Year 1956. NSMA Hall of Fame 2017.

Fred Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Florence Sullivan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio comedy, known for a gag "feud" with Jack Benny. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6709-1/2 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Fred Friendly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer
Also Known As:
Fred W. Friendly
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Originated the concept of public broadcasting. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1968. Television Hall of Fame 1993.

Fred Rogers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fred McFeely Rogers
Also Known As:
Mister Rogers
Mr. Rogers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 21 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

An ordained minister. Host of the children's TV show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Known for soft voice, song at the beginning and end, and his sweater which was hung in the closet. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2005. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002. Television Hall of Fame 1999. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Garry Marshall

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

Relationships:

husband of
father of
older brother of
Older than Penny Marshall by 7 years.
uncle of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Directed movies Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries, TV series Mork & Mindy. Created TV series Happy Days. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Bronx Walk of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1997. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 23 November 1983.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gene Autry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orvon Grover Autry
Also Known As:
The Singing Cowboy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Traveled and performed with the Fields Brothers Marvelous Medicine Show. Songs Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Here Comes Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Back in the Saddle Again. Was owner of the baseball team California Angels and a Los Angeles television station. Country Music Hall of Fame 1969. Hall of Great Western Performers 1972. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1981. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2003. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1991. Angels Hall of Fame 2011. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star; ceremony: 7 April 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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Gene Rayburn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Rubessa
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 23 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Match Game. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1983.

Gene Roddenberry

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

Relationships:

husband of
Majel Barrett, until he died.
Older than Majel Barrett by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Pilot in World War II. Creator of the TV series Star Trek and its sequels. Creator of TV series Earth: Final Conflict. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2010. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2007. Television Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 4 September 1985.
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George Burns

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nathan Birnbaum
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Gracie Allen, until her earlier death.
Younger than Gracie Allen by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movie Oh God. Partner with wife in group Burns and Allen. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Kennedy Center Honors 1988. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Television Hall of Fame 1988. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1980. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6510 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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Gilda Radner

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gilda Susan Radner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Gene Wilder, until she died.
Younger than Gene Wilder by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

TV show Saturday Night Live. Movie The Woman in Red. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1992. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 June 2003.
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Goodman Ace

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Goodman Aiskowitz
Also Known As:
Asa Goodman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show Easy Aces. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1979.

Gracie Allen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
George Burns, until she died.
Older than George Burns by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

With her husband George Burns she did radio show Burns and Allen. Birth date may be 1902 or 1897. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. Television Hall of Fame 1988. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Grant Tinker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Grant Almerin Tinker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Mary Tyler Moore by 10 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NBC chairman 81-86. Founded MTM Enterprises with Mary Tyler Moore. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2004. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2004. Television Hall of Fame 1997.

Guglielmo Marconi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi
Also Known As:
Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Credited as the inventor of radio, then called wireless telegraphy. Nobel Prize in Physics 1909. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1978. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Albert Medal 1914.

H.V. Kaltenborn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hans von Kaltenborn

Brief Facts:

News commentator for CBS, covered World War II. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.

Howard Cosell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Cohen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1993. Television Hall of Fame 1993. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1993.

Hugh Downs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Malcolm Downs
Birth Date:
Age today:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NBC newscaster. TV shows Today, Concentration. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. American TV Game Show Hall of Fame 2007.

Imogene Coca

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Emogeane Coca
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:

TV show Your Show of Shows. Broadway play On the Twentieth Century. Broadway musical revue New Faces of 1936. Movies Under the Yum Yum Tree, Rabbit Test, Vacation. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6256 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Jack Benny

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Kubelsky
Also Known As:
Ben K. Benny
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Mary Livingstone, until he died.
Older than Mary Livingstone by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Played violin, or "fiddle." Radio and TV show The Jack Benny Program. Known for his comedy routines with Eddie Anderson as Rochester. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. National Radio Hall of Fame 1989. Television Hall of Fame 1988. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1977. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6650 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1505 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6370 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Jack H. Harris

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Henry Harris
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Blob, 4D Man, Equinox, Eyes of Laura Mars. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 4 February 2014.
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Jackie Gleason

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herbert John Gleason
Also Known As:
Herbert Walton Gleason Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Great One
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. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1986. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6231 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Jane Pauley

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Jane Pauley
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Garry Trudeau by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV shows Today, Dateline NBC, The Jane Pauley Show. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Jim Henson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Maury Henson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Creator of the Muppets and TV show Sesame Street. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1995. Television Hall of Fame 1987. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 24 September 1991.
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Jimmy Durante

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Durante
Nickname(s):
Schnozzola
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 12 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie It Happened in Brooklyn. Famed for closing line of his TV show: "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash... wherever you are!". Known for big nose and gravelly voice. Pianist. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 2007. Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1980. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1606 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1648 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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Joan Ganz Cooney

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Ganz
Also Known As:
Joan Redden Ganz
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of the founders of Children's Television Workshop, now known as Sesame Workshop, famous for creation of the children's TV show Sesame Street. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997. Television Hall of Fame 1989. National Humanities Medal 2003.

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.
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Judith Sheindlin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Judith Susan Blum
Nickname(s):
Judy
Judge Judy
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Judge Judy. Book Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 February 2006.
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Katharine Graham

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katharine Meyer
Also Known As:
Katharine Meyer Graham
Nickname(s):
Kay
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Publisher and owner of the Washington Post. Won Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Died from injuries when she fell while on a trip to Sun Valley Idaho. National Women's Hall of Fame 2002. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1993.

Kathie Lee Gifford

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Lee Epstein
Also Known As:
Kathie Lee Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
64, 24 days before her 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
wife of
Frank Gifford, until his death.
Younger than Frank Gifford by 23 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. Co-host. TV show Hee Haw Honeys. Co-host fourth hour of TV show Today. A clothing line. Albums Goodnight, Angel, Party Animals. Wrote and produced the play Under the Bridge. Sang songs on TV show Name That Tune. Composer of Broadway musical Scandalous. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2015.

Katie Couric

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Anne Couric
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Anchor for TV show Today on NBC. News anchor on CBS TV show CBS Evening News. Movie Austin Powers: Goldmember. Children's book The Blue Ribbon Day. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2007. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2007. Television Hall of Fame 2004.

Kelsey Grammer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allen Kelsey Grammer
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Camille Grammer by 13 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Cheers, Frasier. Movie Down Periscope. Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 22 May 2001.
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Larry King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Harvey Zeigler
Also Known As:
Lawrence Harvey King
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV talk show host on CNN, program Larry King Live. Married to 7 women, one twice, as of 2009. Voice actor in movies Shrek 2, Shrek the Third. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Cable Hall of Fame 2012. National Radio Hall of Fame 1989. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1992. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 2 May 1997.
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Lawrence Welk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Welk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Lawrence Welk Show. Born in a German-speaking community, which was the origin of his accent. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6613 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Lorne Michaels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lorne David Lipowitz
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock. Producer of movies Coneheads, Baby Mama, Wayne's World. Became a US citizen in 1987. Canada's Walk of Fame 2003. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2005. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005. Television Hall of Fame 1999. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2004. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 August 1999.
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Lucille Ball

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lucille Desiree Ball
Also Known As:
Diane Belmont
Lucille Ball Arnaz'Lucille Ball Morton
Nickname(s):
Lucy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Desi Arnaz by 5 years.
mother of
wife of
Gary Morton, until she died.
Older than Gary Morton by 13 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Star of TV shows I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy. Movies Mame, Yours, Mine and Ours, The Long, Long Trailer. Broadway musical Wildcat. National Women's Hall of Fame 2001. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992. Kennedy Center Honors 1986. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1989. Television Hall of Fame 1984. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988. Cecil B DeMille Award 1979. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Mark Burnett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mark Burnett
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Roma Downey by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series The Voice, Survivo, The Celebrity Apprentice, Shark Tank. TV mini-series The Bible. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6664 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 8 July 2009.
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Marlo Thomas

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Julia Thomas
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
wife of
Younger than Phil Donohue by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie Jenny. TV show That Girl. Broadway play The Shadow Box. Supports the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 3 December 1992.
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Mary Tyler Moore

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Tyler Moore
Also Known As:
Mary Moore
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Grant Tinker by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Founded MTM Enterprises with Grant Tinker. TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1986. Movie Ordinary People Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 8 September 1992.
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Matt Lauer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Todd Lauer
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-host of NBC TV show Today. Annual special segments called "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" are trips to unusual places. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Merv Griffin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts. Created TV game shows Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune. Composed a theme for Jeopardy. Host of his TV talk show The Merv Griffin Show. Gaming Hall of Fame 2002. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2009. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2009. Television Hall of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 15 October 1998.

Michael Bloomberg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Rubens Bloomberg
Nickname(s):
Mike
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of businesses in news and finance. Mayor of New York City 2002-2013, Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Michael J. Fox

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Andrew Fox
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Tracy Pollan by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Height 5′ 5″. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at age 29. Established a charity foundation to raise money for research and aid. Holds dual Canadian-US citizenship. Movies Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, Mars Attacks!, The Secret of My Success, Bright Lights, Big City, Casualties of War, The American President, Doc Hollywood. TV series Family Ties, Spin City, The Good Wife, The Michael J. Fox Show. Canada's Walk of Fame 2000. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 16 December 2002.
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Michael Landon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven, Bonanza. Movie I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Hall of Great Western Performers 1998. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1998. Television Hall of Fame 1995. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 15 August 1984.
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Mike Wallace

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Myron Leon Wallace
Also Known As:
Myron Wallace
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93, 32 days before his 94th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Buff Cobb by 9 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Best known for long CBS News involvement, especially TV series 60 Minutes. Announcer on radio programs Sky King, Green Hornet. TV show All Around the Town. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1998. Television Hall of Fame 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Milton Berle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mendel Berlinger
(other sources:) Milton Berlinger
Nickname(s):
Uncle Miltie
Mr. Television
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:

California Hall of Fame 2007. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992. Television Hall of Fame 1984. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Norman Lear

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Norman Milton Lear
Birth Date:
Age today:
95, 4 days before his 96th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude.. Movie Divorce American Style. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004. Kennedy Center Honors 2017. National Medal of Arts 1999. Television Hall of Fame 1984. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6615 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Oprah Winfrey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Nickname(s):
O
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Lee Daniels' the Butler, The Color Purple. News anchor. Talk show host. Name misspelled on birth certificate (should have been Biblical name Orpah). National Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001. Kennedy Center Honors 2010. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2001. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Television Hall of Fame 1993. Cecil B DeMille Award 2018.

Orson Welles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Orson Wells
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Rita Hayworth by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed for radio show War of the Worlds which caused a panic. Movies Citizen Kane, A Man for All Seasons. Narrator in many movies. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Theater Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1979. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6552 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Pat Sajak

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Leonard Sajdak
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV game show Wheel of Fortune. Weatherman, KNBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles 1970s. Radio DJ in Vietnam. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Movie Airplane II: The Sequel Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 10 February 1994.
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Paul Harvey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Harvey Aurandt
Also Known As:
Paul Aurandt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book More of Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story. Radio show Paul Harvey News and Comment, where he often said, "... and now, the rest of the story". Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1955. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1979. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1993.

Peter Jennings

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Charles Jennings
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

High school dropout. News anchor for ABC TV World News Tonight. Dual citizen of US and Canada from 2003. Death from lung cancer. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2011. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2011. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1989. Television Hall of Fame 2011.

Phil McGraw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Phillip Calvin McGraw
Also Known As:
Dr. Phil McGraw
Dr. Phil
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV show Dr. Phil. Producer, TV series Bull, The Doctors. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2015.

Raymond Burr

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond William Stacy Burr
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Perry Mason, Ironside. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Canada's Walk of Fame 2009. Movie Airplane II: The Sequel Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6656 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Red Barber

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Lanier Barber
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called baseball games for teams Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees. Considered the definer of radio game commentary style. Ford C Frick Award 1978. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Radio Hall of Fame 1995. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986. NSMA Hall of Fame 1973.

Regis Philbin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 33 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Talk show host. TV series Live! with Kelly, Today, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Bronx Walk of Fame 1998. Television Hall of Fame 2006. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2006. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 10 April 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robin Roberts

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Robin René Roberts
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball in high school and college. Anchor of ABC's morning news TV show Good Morning America. Book From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2012. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1962. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2013. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2009.

Rod Serling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rodman Edward Serling
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator and host of TV series Twilight Zone. Movies Patterns, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes, Seven Days in May. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2008. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993. Television Hall of Fame 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 6 October 1988.
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Ronald Reagan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Dutch
the Gipper
the Great Communicator
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jane Wyman by 2 years.
father of
by adoption father of
husband of
Nancy Reagan, until he died.
Older than Nancy Reagan by 10 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Bedtime for Bonzo, Knute Rockne All American. Governor of California. 40th President of US. California Hall of Fame 2006. Hall of Great Western Performers 1989. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993. Congressional Gold Medal 2000. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1986. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1990. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6374 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 6 February 1997.

Roone Arledge

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Channel ABC Sports, Created TV show Monday Night Football. Winner of 37 Emmy Awards. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1989. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame 2016.

Shari Lewis

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Shari Hurwitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Children's program with puppet Lambchop. Wrote books for children. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 18 August 1976.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sheldon Leonard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sheldon Leonard Bershad
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Produced/directed TV shows I Spy, The Andy Griffith Show. Movie It's a Wonderful Life in role as Nick the bartender. Movie The Brinks Job. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1999. Television Hall of Fame 1991.

Sid Caesar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Sidney Caesar
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Your Show of Shows, The Sid Caesar Show. Movies Grease, Grease 2, Airport 1975. 1948 Broadway revue Make Mine Manhattan. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993. Television Hall of Fame 1985. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1989. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7014 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Steve Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
husband of
Jayne Meadows, until he died.
Younger than Jayne Meadows by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Original host of TV show The Tonight Show. Movie Casino. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1994. Television Hall of Fame 1986. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1537 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Steven Bochco

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Ronald Bochco
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, Doogie Howser, M.D.. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Television Hall of Fame 1996.

Sumner Redstone

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sumner Murray Rothstein
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former head of CBS. Multi-bilion dollar investor. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 30 March 2012.
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Susan Lucci

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Susan Victoria Lucci
Nickname(s):
Daytime's Leading Lady
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series All My Children from January 16, 1970 to September 23, 2011, in the role of Erica Kane. TV show Dancing with the Stars. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2006. Movie Joy Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 28 January 2005.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr.
Also Known As:
Pat Weaver
Nickname(s):
Pat

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Creator of the NBC TV shows Today, The Tonight Show. President of NBC. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993.

Ted Turner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Edward Turner III
Also Known As:
R.E. Turner
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Jane Fonda by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Owner of team Atlanta Braves. Manager for 1 game. Movie Gods and Generals. Founder of CNN cable news network and other networks. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Cable Hall of Fame 1999. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Braves Hall of Fame 2000. Television Hall of Fame 1991. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2012. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 7 April 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tim Russert

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Timothy John Russert Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV news analyst for NBC and MSNBC. Host of TV program Meet the Press on Sunday. NBC News' Washington Bureau Chief. Aide to Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1977 to 1982. Author of books Big Russ and Me, Wisdom of Our Fathers. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Tom Brokaw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Brokaw
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NBC news anchor. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2008. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1991. Television Hall of Fame 2006. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.

Tom Joyner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Joyner
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Tom Joyner Show. Book Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for College. The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame 2013. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2000. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008. National Radio Hall of Fame 1998. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013.

Walter Cronkite

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Also Known As:
Walter Wilcox
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. International Space Hall of Fame. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993. Missouri Wall of Fame. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981. Hall of Famous Missourians 1999. Television Hall of Fame 1985.

William Conrad

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John William Cann
Also Known As:
J. Darnoc
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Jake and the Fatman, Cannon, Nero Wolfe. Narrator for multiple series. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1997.

William S. Paley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William S. Paley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At age 12, Paley added a middle initial to his name. The "S." has no meaning. The CEO who built Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) to amajor influence. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1977. Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1984. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. Television Hall of Fame 1984.

William Shatner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Alan Shatner
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Star Trek in role of Capt. James T. Kirk. Movies Airplane II: The Sequel, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. TV Series T.J. Hooker, Boston Legal. Canada's Walk of Fame 2000. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2008. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2008. Television Hall of Fame 2006. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 May 1983.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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