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#638 Mick Ronson / Simon Hoggart – 26 May 1946

Mick Ronson Michael “Mick” Ronson (26 May 1946 – 29 April 1993) was an English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer. He is best known for his work with David Bowie, as one of The Spiders from Mars. Ronson was a busy session musician who recorded with artists … Continue reading

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#582 Linda Ronstadt / Derek Griffiths – 15 July 1946

Linda Ronstadt Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music recording artist. She has earned eleven Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, in addition to Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. In total, she has … Continue reading

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#568 Simon Williams / Karen Dunnell – 16 June 1946

Simon Williams Simon Williams (born 16 June 1946) is an English actor known for playing James Bellamy in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. Frequently playing upper middle class or aristocratic upper class roles, he is also known for playing Dr. Charles Cartwright in the … Continue reading

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#546 Liza Minnelli / Frank Welker – 12 March 1946

Liza Minnelli Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946) is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of singer and actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli.  Minnelli rose to international stardom for her appearance as Sally Bowles in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical Cabaret, for … Continue reading

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#541 Freddie Mercury / Loudon Wainwright III – 05 September 1946

Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and … Continue reading

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#527 Gregory Hines / Mick Robertson – 14 February 1946

Gregory Hines Gregory Oliver Hines (February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was an American actor, singer, dancer and choreographer. He was considered by some to be the greatest tap dancer of his generation. A native New Yorker, who won a 1992 Tony for the musical “Jelly’s … Continue reading

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#503 Philip Pullman / Kendo Nagasaki – 19 October 1946

Philip Pullman Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is an English writer from Norwich. He is the best-selling author of several books, most notably his trilogy offantasy novels, His Dark Materials, and his fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The … Continue reading

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#467 George Best / Howard Kendall / G. F. Newman – 22 May 1946

George Best George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a professional footballer from Belfast, who most notably played for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968, he won the European Cup with Manchester United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year. When … Continue reading

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#444 Dick Wolf / Lesley Judd / Uri Geller / John Spencer – 20 December 1946

Dick Wolf Richard Anthony “Dick” Wolf (born December 20, 1946) is an American producer, specializing in crime dramas such as Miami Vice and the Law & Order franchise. Throughout his career he has won several awards including an Emmy Award and a star on the Hollywood … Continue reading

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#443 Robert Urich / Rosemary Conley – 19 December 1946

Robert Urich Robert Urich (December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002) was an American actor. He played the starring role in the television series Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988) and Vega$ (1978–1981). He also appeared in other television series over the years including: S.W.A.T. … Continue reading

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#442 Steve Biko / Steven Spielberg – 18 December 1946

Steve Biko Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement. Since his death in police custody, he has been … Continue reading

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#439 Benny Andersson / Diane Towler – 16 December 1946

Benny Andersson Göran Bror “Benny” Andersson (born in Stockholm, Sweden on 16 December 1946) is a Swedish musician, composer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA (1972–1982), and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. He is currently active … Continue reading

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#437 Jane Birkin / Stan Smith – 14 December 1946

Jane Birkin Jane Mallory Birkin, OBE (born 14 December 1946) is an English-born actress and singer who lives in France. She is best known as the muse of Serge Gainsbourg who wrote several of her albums, and for her work on screen collaborating … Continue reading

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#432 Emerson Fittipaldi / Barrie Rutter – 12 December 1946

Emerson Fittipaldi Emerson Fittipaldi (born December 12, 1946 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian automobile racing driver who throughout a long and successful career won championships in both Formula One and CART, as well as winning the Indianapolis 500 twice. Barrie Rutter Barrie Rutter … Continue reading

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#420 Gilbert O’Sullivan / Maggie Steed – 01 December 1946

Gilbert O’Sullivan Gilbert O’Sullivan (born 1 December 1946) is an Irish singer-songwriter, best known for his early 1970s hits “Alone Again (Naturally)”, “Clair” and “Get Down”. The music magazine, Record Mirror, voted him the No. 1 UK male singer of 1972. Maggie Steed Maggie Steed … Continue reading

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#390 Robert Mapplethorpe / Laura Bush – 04 November 1946

Robert Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white portraits, photos of flowers and nude men. The frank, homosexual eroticism of some of the work of his … Continue reading

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#361 Charles Dance / Chris Tarrant – 10 October 1946

Charles Dance Charles Dance, OBE (born Walter Charles Dance; 10 October 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter and director. His big break when he played the major role of Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown. He has appeared in numerous films, including Plenty (1985) with Meryl Streep and White Mischief … Continue reading

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#332 Oliver Stone / Tommy Lee Jones – 15 September 1946

Oliver Stone William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director and screenwriter. Stone became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as … Continue reading

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#301 Bill Clinton / Elizabeth Eden – 19 August 1946

Bill Clinton William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. At 46 he was the third-youngest president. He became president at the end of the Cold War, and was … Continue reading

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#292 Antonio Fargas / Susan Saint James – 14 August 1946

Antonio Fargas Antonio Juan Fargas (born August 14, 1946) is an American actor famous for his roles in 1970s blaxploitation movies, as well as his portrayal of Huggy Bear in the 1970s TV series Starsky And Hutch. Susan Saint James Susan Saint James … Continue reading

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