Fortunato, Joe

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Fortunato, Joe Gender: M
Joseph Francis Fortunato
born on 28 March 1930 at 01:10 (= 01:10 AM )
Place Mingo Junction, Ohio, 40n19, 80w37
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°50' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 14°05 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 25°41'


American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) who played 12 seasons for the Chicago Bears (1955–1966). As a linebacker, he made the Pro Bowl five times, and was named to the NFL 300 Greatest Players team. He wore #31 with the Chicago Bears. Fortunato played fullback and linebacker for Mississippi State University, and made All-American in 1951. He is a member of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Fortunato made his home in south Mississippi.

He spent two seasons as a coach with the Chicago Bears; 1967 as linebackers coach and 1968 as defensive coordinator.

Fortunato died on 6 November 2017, aged 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Barnes, Erich (born 4 July 1935). Notes: Chicago Bears teammates, 1958-1960
  • associate relationship with Bishop, Bill (born 8 May 1931). Notes: Chicago Bears teammates, 1955–1960
  • associate relationship with Bratkowski, Zeke (born 20 October 1931). Notes: Chicago Bears teammates, 1955, 1957-1960, 1966
  • associate relationship with Hansen, Wayne (born 6 October 1928). Notes: Chicago Bears teammates, 1955-1958
  • associate relationship with Moore, McNeil (born 26 June 1933). Notes: Chicago Bears teammates, 1955-1957
  • associate relationship with Strickland, Larry (born 3 September 1931). Notes: Chicago Bears teammates, 1955-1959


Source Notes

Ed Steinbrecher collection: Steinbrecher has birth certificate in hand; Gauquelin Book of American Charts had data in error


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (American football running back, linebacker)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (NFL player, 1955-1966)