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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 26

Last Updated 07-07-2023

✍⛪🎭🎵Carol Burnett -- is 90 in the year 2023 and 91 in the year 2024; b.4/26/1933
Hall of Famer, Author (m), Christian Scientist, TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne, Variety Show Hostess, Panelist, Singer
Names/Places: b. in San Antonio, TX
Misc: some say b. in 1934 or '36; once worked as a N.Y. hatcheck girl, and once the editor of a school newspaper at Hollywood High
TV Shows: Fresno (TV mini-series), Pantotime Quiz, Garry Moore Show, Carol Burnett Show, Mama's Family (as Eunice Higgins also on Carol Burnett Show), All My Children (as Verla Grubbs as a guest), Carol & Company, Desperate Housewives (as Eleanor Mason)
Movie Titles: Post Grad, Friendly Fire (TV movie)

🎭🏆🥊Nino Benvenuti -- is 85 in the year 2023 and 86 in the year 2024; b.4/26/1938
Hall of Famer, Actor, Boxer, Italian

🎵🎸Duane Eddy -- is 85 in the year 2023 and 86 in the year 2024; b.4/26/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bandleader, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Corning, NY
Misc: originated the twangy guitar sound; R&R's #1 instrumentalist
Song Titles: Rebel Rouser, Forty Miles of Bad Road, Because They're Young, Peter Gunn (with The Art of Noise)
Album Titles: Have Twangy Will Travel, Especially For You, The Twangs The Thang, $1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang, Twistin' 'N' Twangin, Dance with the Guitar Man

🎭🏆🏁🏊Donna de Varonna -- is 76 in the year 2023 and 77 in the year 2024; b.4/26/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, TV Hostess, Sportscaster, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: Joanna Kerns' sister
Misc: won gold medals in 400 IM and 400 freestyle relay at 1964 Olympics; set 18 world records during career; co-founder of Women's Sports Foundation in 1974.
TV Shows: ABC Sports

🏆Ulrika Knape -- is 68 in the year 2023 and 69 in the year 2024; b.4/26/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Swedish
Names/Places: aka: Ulrika Margareta Knape-Lindberg

🎵🎸Roger Taylor -- is 63 in the year 2023 and 64 in the year 2024; b.4/26/1960 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Singer, Bassist, Drummer, Rock & Roll Performer, English
Group Names: Duran Duran, Arcadia

🎭🏆🥊Glenn Thomas "Kane" Jacobs -- is 56 in the year 2023 and 57 in the year 2024; b.4/26/1967 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actor, Wrestler, Spanish
Names/Places: stage name: The Undertaker's half-brother Kane
Misc: former WWE Tag Team Champion

🎨✍⚛John James Audubon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/26/1785 d.1/27/1851 (65)
Hall of Famer, Painter (m), Author (m), Naturalist, Ornithologist (m), Haitian
Misc: painted over 500 paintings of North American birds

🎵Gertrude "Ma" Rainey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/26/1886 N.S. d.12/22/1939 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett; NN:Mother of the Blues
Misc: some say she was born in September of 1882

🏆⚾"Hack" Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/26/1900 d.11/23/1948 (48)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1923-1925), Chicago Cubs (1926-1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1934), Philadelphia Phillies (1934)

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🏆⚽James Edward "Jimmy" McGrory -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/26/1904 N.S. d.10/20/1982 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆⚽Lillian "Lily" Parr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/26/1905 N.S. d.5/24/1978 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🎵Johnny Shines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/26/1915 d.4/20/1992 (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer

🎵J. B. Hutto -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/26/1926 d.6/12/1983 (57)
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Pianist, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🏆🏈John Ralston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/26/1927 N.S. d.9/14/2019 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, Football Executive
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Berkeley (player 1948-1950, coach 1956-1958), Utah State (coach 1959-1962), Stanford University (coach 1963-1971), Denver Broncos (coach 1972-1976), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1978), Toronto Argonauts (coach 1981), Oakland Invaders (coach 1983-1984), San Jose State (coach 1993-1996), San Francisco 49ers (VP of admin 1979-1980), San Jose State (special asst. 1997-2013)

🏆🏀Harry J. Gallatin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/26/1927 d.10/7/2015 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Forward
Misc: 7x NBA All-Star; NBA Coach of the Year (1963)
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (player 1948-1957, coach 1965-1966), Detroit Pistons (player 1957-1958), St. Louis Hawks (coach 1962-1965)

🏆🥊Killer Karl Kox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/26/1931 N.S. d.11/10/2011 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Herbert Alan Gerwig

🎨🏆Donald Ross -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1873 d.4/26/1948 (74)
Hall of Famer, Architect (m), Sports Figure, Scottish
Misc: over 500 US Golf courses

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🏆⚽Tom Florie -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1897 d.4/26/1966 (68)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🎳Joseph Bodis -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1897 d.4/26/1970 (73)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎵Tim Spencer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1908 d.4/26/1974 (65)
Hall of Famer, Banjoist, Country Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Vernon
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

🎵🎷William Allen "Count" Basie -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1904 N.S. d.4/26/1984 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Composer, Organist, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Red Bank, NJ; d. in Hollywood, Florida

🎭Lucille Ball -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1911 N.S. d.4/26/1989 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actress, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, TV Producer (m)
Names/Places: b. in Celoron, NY; NN:Queen of Comedy; RN:Desiree; 2x Desi Arnaz's (1940-60), then Gary Morton's (61-) wife
Misc: died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; first person D.T. ever recognized
TV Shows: My Favorite Husband, I Love Lucy (as Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo), The Lucy Show (as Lucy Carmichael), Here's Lucy (as Lucy Carter), Life with Lucy (as Lucy Barker), Star Trek (season 1 executive producer)
Movie Titles: Mame

🎵Wesley H. Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1918 d.4/26/1990 (72)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Singer

🎵George Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1931 d.4/26/2013 (81)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Saratoga, TX; NN:Crown Prince of Country Music; Tammy Wynette's ex-

🏆🏒Marcel Pronovost -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1930 d.4/26/2015 (84)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1949-1970
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs

🏆🏈Winston Hill -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1941 N.S. d.4/26/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Sports Teams: New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams

🏆🏁🏍Dick Mann -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1934 N.S. d.4/26/2021 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist

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