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Gene Simmons

Name at birth: Chaim WitzGene Simmons is the front man, lead singer and bass player for KISS, the theatrically-minded and face-painted rock band that had its heyday in the 1970s. Gene Simmons was born…

Gene Autry

Name at birth: Orvon Gene AutryGene Autry was a singing cowboy star of radio, television and the movies and one of the top box office stars of the 1940s. He began his show business career in 1928, sin…

Gene Kelly

Name at birth: Eugene Curran KellyScreen legend Gene Kelly is best known for dancing through movie musicals of the 1940s and '50s, especially An American in Paris (1951) and Singin' in the Rain (1952)…

Gene Rayburn

Gene Rayburn was a television game show host known for the various incarnations of Match Game between 1962 and 1982. Rayburn hosted many TV game shows from the 1950s through the 1980s, including Make…

Gene Conley

Gene ConleyBorn: Nov. 10, 1930Baseball and Basketball played for World Series and NBA champions with Milwaukee Braves (1957) and Boston Celtics (1959-61); winning pitcher in 1954 All-Star Game…

Gene Klein

Gene KleinBorn: Jan. 29, 1921Horseman won 3 Eclipse awards as top owner (1985-87); his filly Winning Colors won 1988 Kentucky Derby; also owned San Diego Chargers football team (1966-84).Died:…

Gene Sarazen

Gene SarazenBorn: Feb. 27, 1902Golfer one of only five players to win all four Grand Slam titles (others are Hogan, Nicklaus, Player and Woods); won Masters, British Open, 2 U.S. Opens and 3 P…

Gene Tunney

Gene TunneyBorn: May 25, 1897Boxer world heavyweight champion from 1926-28; beat 31-year-old champ Jack Dempsey in unanimous 10 round decision in 1926; beat him again in famous “long cou…

Gene Upshaw

Gene Upshaw Born: Aug. 15, 1945 Died: Aug. 17, 2008 Football G 2-time All-AFL and 3-tim…

Gene Wilder

Name at birth: Jerome SilbermanGene Wilder made his movie debut in 1967's Bonnie and Clyde (with Warren Beatty), and is today best known as the eccentric title character in Willy Wonka And The Chocola…