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#585 Mickey Mantle / Ken Morrison – 20 October 1931

Mickey Mantle Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball center fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees from 1951 to 1968. Mantle is regarded by many to be the greatest switch hitter of all time, and … Continue reading

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#566 Les Dawson / Glynn Edwards – 2 February 1931

Les Dawson Leslie “Les” Dawson (2 February 1931 – 10 June 1993) was a popular English comedian remembered for his deadpan style, curmudgeonly persona and jokes about his mother-in-law and wife. Dawson starred in a radio sketch show Listen to Les, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in the 1970s … Continue reading

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#477 Virginia McKenna / Mike Pratt – 07 June 1931

Virginia McKenna Virginia A. McKenna OBE (born 7 June 1931, London) is a British stage and screen actress, author and wildlife campaigner. In 1956, McKenna won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film, A Town Like Alice and two years later was nominated for Best Actress again for her … Continue reading

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#396 Roy Scheider / Don Henderson – 10 November 1932

Roy Scheider Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor. He was best known for his role as police chief Martin C. Brody in Jaws, as choreographer and film director Joe Gideon in All That Jazz, detective … Continue reading

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#353 Basil D’Oliveira CBE / Sir Terence Conran – 04 October 1931

Basil D’Oliveira Basil Lewis D’Oliveira CBE (born 4 October 1931) is a retired cricketer. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, he was classified as ‘coloured’ under the apartheid regime, and hence barred from first-class cricket.  He emigrated to England in 1960. He joined the … Continue reading

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#317 Cecil Parkinson / Boxcar Willie – 01 September 1931

Cecil Parkinson (Edward) Cecil Parkinson, Baron Parkinson, PC (born 1 September 1931 in Carnforth, Lancashire), is a British Conservative politician and former Cabinet Minister. Boxcar Willie Boxcar Willie, born as Lecil Travis Martin (September 1, 1931 – April 12, 1999) was an American country music singer, … Continue reading

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#217 Martin Landau / Jean-Marie Le Pen – 20 June 1928

Martin Landau Martin Landau (born June 20, 1928) is an American actor. He played continuing roles in the television series Mission: Impossible for which he received Emmy Award nominations, and Space: 1999. He received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture … Continue reading

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#76 Mikhail Gorbachev / Tom Wolfe – 02 March 1931

Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (born 2 March 1931) is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR, having … Continue reading

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#45 Rip Torn / Mamie Van Doren – 6 February 1931

Rip Torn Elmore Rual Torn, Jr. (born February 6, 1931), better known as Rip Torn, is an American actor of stage, screen and television. Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1983 film Cross Creek. … Continue reading

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#31 Dean Jones / Stig Anderson – 25 January 1931

Dean Jones Dean Carroll Jones (born January 25, 1931) is an American actor. Jones is best known for his light-hearted leading roles in several Walt Disney movies between 1965 and 1977. Films: Herbie, That Darn Cat, The Shaggy D.A. Stig Anderson Stig … Continue reading

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#7 Capucine / E.L. Doctorow – 06 January 1931

Capucine Capucine (6 January 1928 – 17 March 1990) was a French actress and fashion model best known for her comedic roles in The Pink Panther (1963) and What’s New Pussycat (1965). She appeared in 36 films and 17 television productions between 1948 and 1990. E. L. … Continue reading

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#5 Robert Duvall / Alfred Brendel – 05 January 1931

Robert Duvall Robert Selden Duvall (born 5 January 1931) is an American actor and director. Films: The Godfather , Apocalypse Now Alfred Brendel Alfred Brendel KBE (born 5 January 1931) is an Austrian pianist, born in Czechoslovakia and a resident of the United … Continue reading

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