Died On January 14th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 14. The list includes people like Humphrey Bogart, Alan Rickman, Lewis Carroll, Ray Kroc, Kurt Gödel. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, mathematicians, philosophers and electronics entrepreneurs and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Hungary and many more countries.
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 1 
Alan Rickman
(Actor and Director)
Alan Rickman
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Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: 2016

One of the most admired British actors, Alan Rickman gained global recognition for his work on stage and screen. The late actor excelled at portraying villainous characters especially in movies like Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny. Other notable works of the versatile actor include Harry Potter film series and Truly, Madly, Deeply.

 2 
Ray Kroc
(CEO of McDonald's (1967-1973))
Ray Kroc
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: 1984

Ray Kroc was the man who helped expand McDonald's into a global franchise, eventually turning it into the most successful fast food corporation. Not surprisingly, he was mentioned in Time magazine's Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century list. He was also the owner of the popular baseball team San Diego Padres.

 3 
Humphrey Bogart
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Casablanca’, ‘The African Queen’ and ‘The Maltese Falcon’)
Humphrey Bogart
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Birthdate: December 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1957

Humphrey Bogart is considered one of the greatest Hollywood actors and a legend. His filmography includes classics such as Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have Not, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, In a Lonely Place and The Caine Mutiny. He won Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1951 film The African Queen

 4 
Lewis Carroll
(English Author Best Known for His Works: ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’ & Its Sequel ‘Through the Looking-Glass’)
Lewis Carroll
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 27, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1898
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, is remembered for his iconic children’s fiction such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. He explored the genre of literary nonsense with his poems such as Jabberwocky. He was also a photographer, a mathematician, and an inventor.
 5 
Donna Reed
(American Actress Known for Her Portrayal of 'Mary Hatch Bailey' in 'It’s a Wonderful Life')
Donna Reed
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Birthdate: January 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denison, Iowa, United States
Died: 1986

Donna Reed was an American actress whose career spanned over four decades. She is best remembered for her performance in the 1953 film From Here to Eternity, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Donna Reed is also remembered for her TV work and received the Golden Globe Award for her role in The Donna Reed Show.

 6 
Shelley Winters
(American Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and 'A Patch of Blue')
Shelley Winters
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Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2006

Shelley Winters was an American actress who contributed immensely to all the three major acting mediums in a career spanning almost sixty years. The winner of two Academy Awards, Shelley Winters remained popular throughout her life. She was also known for her much-publicized personal life, which included her four marriages and the romance with actor Farley Granger.

 7 
Ricardo Montalbán
(Mexican Actor Best Known for His Role of 'Mr. Roarke' on the Television Series 'Fantasy Island')
Ricardo Montalbán
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Birthdate: November 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 2009

Ricardo Montalbán was a Mexican actor who achieved immense popularity in Hollywood during his illustrious career that spanned 70 years! He was the recipient of several prestigious awards including an Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricardo Montalbán is credited with establishing the Nosotros Foundation where he served as the first president.

 8 
Kurt Gödel
(Mathematician, Philosopher and One of the Most Significant Logicians in History)
Kurt Gödel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic
Died: 1978

Hailed as one of the greatest logicians since Aristotle, Kurt Gödel was Austrian-born American mathematician, logician, and philosopher, who earned international stardom for his incompleteness theorem. Also credited with developing a technique called Gödel numbering, he later started working on Mathematical Platonism, a philosophical theory that failed to attract wide acceptance.

 9 
Peter Finch
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Howard Beale’ in the Film ‘Network’)
Peter Finch
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Birthdate: September 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England
Died: 1977
English-Australian actor Peter Finch is best known as Howard Beale from the movie Network, a role that won him a posthumous Academy Award. Fans also loved his BAFTA-winning role of Daniel Hirsh in Sunday Bloody Sunday. He was also nominated for an Emmy for the TV film Raid on Entebbe.
 10 
Anais Nin
(French-Born American Novelist, Diarist and Short Story Writer)
Anais Nin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
Died: 1977

French-Cuban-American diarist, essayist, and novelist Anais Nin wrote several volumes of journals, erotica, novels, critical studies, essays, and short stories. Her journals and diaries are among her most studied works. She had a deep interest in psychoanalysis and studied it extensively with René Allendy and Otto Rank. Critics consider her one of the finest writers of female erotica.

 11 
Evelyn Nesbit
(Actress)
Evelyn Nesbit
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Birthdate: December 25, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tarentum, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1967
 12 
Conrad Bain
(Television Actor)
Conrad Bain
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Birthdate: February 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lethbridge, Canada
Died: 2013
 13 
Edith Bouvier Beale
(Former Model and socialite best known for her participation in the 1975 documentary film Grey Gardens by Albert and David Maysles)
Edith Bouvier Beale
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2002
 14 
Jeanette MacDonald
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Musical Films: ‘Maytime’, 'Naughty Marietta' and 'The Love Parade')
Jeanette MacDonald
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 18, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1965

Jeanette MacDonald was an American actress and singer best remembered for her performances in the musical films of the 1930s. Renowned for her singing skills, MacDonald appeared in opera and concerts. One of the 20th century's most influential sopranos, Jeanette MacDonald is credited with inspiring a generation of singers and introducing opera to film-going audiences.

 15 
Edmond Halley
(Mathematician known for Calculating the Orbit of a Comet & Was the Second Astronomer Royal in Britain)
Edmond Halley
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 8, 1656
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haggerston, London, England
Died: 1742

Edmond Halley was an English astronomer and mathematician who was mainly concerned with practical applications of science. He abandoned college education to travel to St. Helena. He published catalogue of 341 southern stars with telescopically determined locations. Known for his wide range of interest, he helped Newton to publish his magnum opus,  Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. He used Newton's Law of Motion to compute periodicty of Halley’s Comet.

 16 
Frederick IX of Denmark
(King of Denmark (1947 - 1972))
Frederick IX of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sorgenfri Palace, Lyngby, Denmark
Died: 1972

Frederick IX of Denmark reigned as the king of Denmark from 1947 until his death in 1972. Under his reign, the Danish society experienced a rapid change; the economy received a massive boost in the 1960s which allowed women to enter the labor market. In 1982, Frederick's statue was unveiled in Copenhagen, ten years after his death.

 17 
Sergei Korolev
(Lead Rocket Engineer and Founder of the Soviet Union’s Space Program)
Sergei Korolev
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Birthdate: January 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: 1966

Sergei Korolev was a Soviet spacecraft designer and rocket engineer who played an important role during the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States of America in the 1950s and 1960s. He was largely responsible for developing the R-7 Rocket and launching Yuri Gagarin into space. Sergei Korolev also launched Belka, Strelka, and Laika into space.

 18 
Peggy Ashcroft
(Actress)
Peggy Ashcroft
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Birthdate: December 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Croydon
Died: 1991
 19 
Harold Abrahams
( Olympic Champion in 1924 in the 100 metres Sprint)
Harold Abrahams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Died: 1978

English track and field athlete is best remembered for his gold medal win in the 100m race at the Paris Olympics in 1924. Part of the Achilles Club, he and his exploits inspired the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. Following his retirement, he became a broadcaster and sports administrator.

 20 
Uta Hagen
(German-American Theatre Practitioner and Actress)
Uta Hagen
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Birthdate: June 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Göttingen, Germany
Died: 2004
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
(Painter)
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
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Birthdate: August 29, 1780
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montauban, France
Died: 1867
 22 
John Francis Dodge
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)
John Francis Dodge
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 25, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Michigan
Died: 1920
 23 
Dan Gurney
(American Racing Driver)
Dan Gurney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Jefferson, New York, United States
Died: 2018

An amateur drag racer in his youth, American racing driver Dan Gurney began his professional career in 1959, quickly becoming one of the most popular international racing stars of his era. Also a prominent race car constructor and the founder of All American Racers, he is known as much for his engineering acumen as for his quest for innovative solutions.

 24 
Douglas Sirk
(German Filmmaker)
Douglas Sirk
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Birthdate: April 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1987
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 25 
Hubert Cecil Booth
(Engineer)
Hubert Cecil Booth
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 4, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1955

Civil engineer Hubert Cecil Booth had designed everything from Ferris wheels to bridges, but the product that he is most remembered for is the vacuum cleaner, which he invented to introduce a hygienic method of dust removal. He had also designed Navy ships. He rejected the knighthood offered to him.

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Saint Sava
(Saint)
Saint Sava
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1174 AD
Birthplace: Miščiće, Serbia
Died: 1236
 27 
Abdul Razak Hussein
(Former 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia)
Abdul Razak Hussein
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pekan, Malaysia
Died: 1976

Abdul Razak Hussein was a Malaysian politician best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 22 September 1970 until his death on 14 January 1976. An influential politician, Abdul Razak Hussein held several other prominent offices, including the office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of Home Affairs.

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Barry Fitzgerald
(Actor)
Barry Fitzgerald
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Birthdate: March 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1961
 29 
Georgy Malenkov
(Soviet Politician Who Briefly Succeeded Joseph Stalin as the Leader of the Soviet Union)
Georgy Malenkov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia
Died: 1988

Georgy Malenkov was a Soviet politician who succeeded Joseph Stalin as the leader of the Soviet Union. He also played a major role during World War II as he was given sole responsibility of Soviet Union's missile program during the war. Almost inseparable from any account of Stalin's biographies, Malenkov was played by Jeffrey Tambor in The Death of Stalin.

 30 
Anthony Eden
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1955 - 1957))
Anthony Eden
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 12, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windlestone Hall, England
Died: 1977
Conservative politician Anthony Eden was the prime minister of England from 1955 to 1957. He had also served as the youngest British Army brigade-major during World War I. He earned a lot of criticism for his handling of the Suez Canal issue during his tenure as the prime minister.
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Ritu Nanda
(Indian Businesswoman and Insurance Advisor)
Ritu Nanda
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: 2020
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 32 
Ruby Starr
(Singer, Musician)
Ruby Starr
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: 1995
 33 
Yama Buddha
(Music Department,Actor,Soundtrack)
Yama Buddha
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leguwa, Nepal
Died: 2017
 34 
George Berkeley
(philosopher)
George Berkeley
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Birthdate: March 12, 1685
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died: 1753

George Berkeley was an Anglo-Irish philosopher who is credited with popularizing a theory called immaterialism, which claims that material substance like tables and chairs can't exist without being perceived by the mind. Berkeley influenced several philosophers like David Hume. Also remembered for his humanitarian work, George Berkeley worked towards creating homes for abandoned children in London.

 35 
Charles Hermite
(Mathematician)
Charles Hermite
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 24, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dieuze
Died: 1901

Charles Hermite was a French mathematician best remembered for his research on number theory, invariant theory, algebra, elliptic functions, orthogonal polynomials, and quadratic forms. Also an inspiring and influential teacher, Hermite taught Jules Henri Poincaré, who went on to become fa amous mathematician in his own right.

 36 
Angela Morley
(Composer)
Angela Morley
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Birthdate: March 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: 2009
 37 
Jaishankar Prasad
(Poet)
Jaishankar Prasad
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 30, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Varanasi
Died: 1937

Jaishankar Prasad was an Indian poet and an important figure in modern Hindi theatre and Hindi literature. Along with Mahadevi Verma, Sumitranandan Pant, and Suryakant Tripathi, Prasad is counted among the Four Pillars of Romanticism in Hindi literature.

 38 
Francesco Cavalli
(Italian Composer, Organist and Singer Known for His Operas: ‘Ormindo’, ‘Giasone’ and ‘la Calisto’)
Francesco Cavalli
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 14, 1602
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crema, Italy
Died: 1676

Seventeenth-century Italian composer Francesco Cavalli had taken up the surname of his Venetian patron Federico Cavalli. He was initially a soprano at the St. Mark's Basilica. While he mainly composed for operas, he also developed the early recitative-aria technique. Two of his most notable works were Erismena and L’Ormindo.

 39 
Philippe Suchard
(Swiss chocolatier)
Philippe Suchard
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 9, 1797
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boudry
Died: 1884
 40 
Marika Rivera
(Actress)
Marika Rivera
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Birthdate: November 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2010

Marika Rivera was a French-born actress and dancer best remembered for playing important roles in movies like Hôtel du Paradis and Eat the Rich. After starting her career as a dancer, Marika Rivera went on to establish herself as an actress. However, her personal life, which includes her marriage with acclaimed painter Jean Paul Brusset, eclipsed her professional achievements.

 41 
Trammell Crow
(Businessperson)
Trammell Crow
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 10, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 2009
 42 
Princess Mary of Great Britain
(Princess)
Princess Mary of Great Britain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 5, 1723
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Essex House, London, England
Died: 1772
 43 
Ammon Hennacy
(Christian Anarchist, Social Activist)
Ammon Hennacy
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Negley, Ohio
Died: 1970
 44 
Prince Valdemar of Denmark
(Third son and youngest child of Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Kassel)
Prince Valdemar of Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gentofte, Denmark
Died: 1939
 45 
Mila Parély
(Actress)
Mila Parély
1
Birthdate: October 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2012
 46 
Petra Schürmann
(Actress)
Petra Schürmann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Rhine Province, Germany
Died: 2010
 47 
Odoric of Pordenone
(Italian Franciscan Friar and Missionary Explorer)
Odoric of Pordenone
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1286 AD
Birthplace: Pordenone, Italy
Died: 1331

Odoric of Pordenone was an Italian Franciscan missionary explorer and friar. Odoric, who traveled far and wide, penned down the narrative of his travels, which are preserved even today in Italian, French, and Latin manuscripts. Many incredible accounts of Sir John Mandeville have proven to be merely distorted versions of Odoric's original eyewitness descriptions.

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Marian Ewurama Addy
(Biochemist)
Marian Ewurama Addy
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nkawkaw, Ghana
Died: 2014
 49 
Ernst Abbe
(German Physicist, Optical Scientist and Entrepreneur)
Ernst Abbe
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 23, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany
Died: 1905
 50 
Harry Stack Sullivan
(American Neo-Freudian Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst)
Harry Stack Sullivan
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1949