Author Archives: Born On The Same Day

#663 Sabu / Brian Rix – 27 January 1924

Sabu Dastagir Sabu Dastagir (27 January 1924 – 2 December 1963) was an Indian film actor who later gained American citizenship. He was normally credited only by his first name, Sabu, and is primarily known for his work in film during the 1930s–1940s in Britain and America. Brian … Continue reading

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#662 Henry Fonda / H.E. Bates – 16 May 1905

Henry Fonda Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning five decades. Fonda starred in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts, and 12 Angry Men, winning the Academy … Continue reading

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#661 Candy Staton / Christopher Gable – 13 March 1940

Candi Staton Canzetta Maria “Candi” Staton (born March 13, 1940 in Hanceville, Alabama) is an American soul and gospel singer, best known in the United States for her 1970 remake of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” and her 1976 disco chart-topper … Continue reading

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#660 Louise Brough / Terence Alexander – 11 March 1923

Louise Brough Althea Louise Brough Clapp (née Brough; March 11, 1923 – February 3, 2014) was an American tennis player. During her career between 1942 and 1957, she won six Grand Slam singles titles as well as numerous doubles and … Continue reading

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#659 Curtis Mayfield / Anita Harris – 3 June 1942

Curtis Mayfield Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was a soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who was one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music Born Curtis Lee … Continue reading

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#658 Sophie Dahl / Tom Hardy – 15 September 1977

Sophie Dahl Sophie Dahl (born 15 September 1977) is an English author and former fashion model. Dahl is the daughter of actor Julian Holloway and writer Tessa Dahl. Her maternal grandparents were the children’s author Roald Dahl and the American … Continue reading

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#657 Susan Hampshire / Beryl Burton / Miriam Stoppard / George Carlin – 12 May 1937

Susan Hampshire Susan Hampshire, Lady Kulukundis, OBE (born 12 May 1937) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning English actress, best known for her many television and film roles. Beryl Burton Beryl Burton, OBE (12 May 1937 – 5 May 1996) was an … Continue reading

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#656 Robert De Niro / John Humphrys – 17 August 1943

Robert De Niro Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor and producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) and Martin … Continue reading

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#655 Anna Paquin / Elisabeth Moss – 24 July 1982

Anna Paquin Anna Helene Paquin (born 24 July 1982) is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Her first film was The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in March 1994 at the age of 11, making … Continue reading

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#654 Maxine Peake / David Mitchell – 14 July 1974

Maxine Peake Maxine Peake (born 14 July 1974) is an English stage, film and television actress, who made her name as Twinkle in Victoria Wood’s sitcom dinnerladies. She has since played Veronica in Channel 4’s Manchester-based drama series Shameless, barrister Martha Costello … Continue reading

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#653 Morgan Fairchild / Pamela Franklin – 3 February 1950

Morgan Fairchild Morgan Fairchild (born February 3, 1950) is an American actress. She achieved prominence during the late 1970s and early 1980s with continuing roles in several television series, in which she usually conveyed a glamorous image. Fairchild began her career … Continue reading

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#652 U Thant / Ann Sothern – 22 January 1909

U Thant U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971. Ann Sothern Ann Sothern (January 22, 1909 – March 15, 2001) was an American … Continue reading

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#651 John Schlesinger / Margot Frank – 16 February 1926

John Schlesinger John Richard Schlesinger, CBE (16 February 1926 – 25 July 2003) was an English film and stage director, and actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy, and was nominated for two other films … Continue reading

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#650 Emily Watson / Nicki Chapman / Saskia Wickham – 14 January 1967

Emily Watson Emily Margaret Watson, OBE (born 14 January 1967) is an English actress who gave an acclaimed debut film performance in Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves. She is a two-time Academy Award nominee and four-time BAFTA Award nominee. Her … Continue reading

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#649 Ed McBain / Jean Peters – 15 October 1926

Ed McBain (Evan Hunter) Ed McBain (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he … Continue reading

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#648 Ronald Lacey / Heather Sears – 28 September 1935

Ronald Lacey Ronald William Lacey (28 September 1935 – 15 May 1991) was an English actor. He made numerous television and film appearances over a 30 year period and is perhaps best remembered for his villainous roles in Hollywood films, most … Continue reading

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#647 – Dobie Gray / Mary Jo Kopechne – 26 July 1940

Dobie Gray Dobie Gray (born Lawrence Darrow Brown on July 26, 1940 – December 6, 2011) was an American singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned soul, country, pop, and musical theater. His hit records included “The ‘In’ Crowd” in 1965 … Continue reading

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#646 Peggy Fleming / Betty Thomas – 27 July 1948

Peggy Fleming Peggy Gail Fleming (born July 27, 1948) is an American figure skater. She is the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies’ singles and a three-time World Champion (1966–1968). Fleming has been a television commentator on figure skating for over 20 … Continue reading

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#645 Kym Marsh / Lisa Riley – 13 June 1976

Kym Marsh Kimberley Gail Marsh (formerly Ryder and Lomas; born 13 June 1976) is a British actress and former singer and songwriter, best known as a member of the group Hear’Say from 2001 until 2002 when she left and released her solo album Standing Tall. In 2006, Marsh joined the cast of … Continue reading

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#644 Morrissey / Graham Fellows – 22 May 1959

Morrissey Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the band the Smiths. The band was highly successful … Continue reading

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