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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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#635 Winston Churchill / Lucy Maud Montgomery – 30 November 1874

Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 (that is, for most … Continue reading

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#630 Chevy Chase / R. L. Stine – 8 October 1943

Chevy Chase Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, writer, television actor and film actor. He began acting with National Lampoon. He quickly became a key cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night … Continue reading

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#628 Judy Geeson / Margaret Trudeau – 10 September 1948

Judy Geeson Judith Amanda “Judy” Geeson (born 10 September 1948) is an English actress. Geeson’s first major film appearances came in 1967 with To Sir, with Love (alongside Sidney Poitier and pop singer Lulu), and the comedy Here We Go … Continue reading

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#615 – Leonard Bernstein / Richard Greene – 25 August 1918

Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most … Continue reading

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#612 Melanie Brown / Sarah Millican – 29 May 1975

Melanie Brown Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975) (@OfficialMelB) is a British R&B and pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress, author, television presenter and model. Brown rose to fame as a member of the Brit-pop girl group the Spice Girls, in which she … Continue reading

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#605 Pope Francis I / Tommy Steele – 17 December 1936

Pope Francis Francis (Latin: Franciscus ; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is both head of the Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State.  He is the first pope to be a Jesuit, to come … Continue reading

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#598 Derek Jarman / Daniela Bianchi – 31 January 1942

Derek Jarman Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author. His most notable films are Sebastiane (1976),  Jubilee(1977),  Caravaggio (1986),  The Last of England (1988), War Requiem (1989), Edward II(1991), Wittgenstein (1993), and Blue(1993). Daniela Bianchi Daniela Bianchi (born 31 January 1942) is … Continue reading

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#587 Michael Crichton / Anita Roddick – 23 October 1942

Michael Crichton John Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, … Continue reading

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#532 John Lithgow / Divine / Jeannie C. Riley – 19 October 1945

John Lithgow John Arthur Lithgow (born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, and author. He appeared in the films The World According to Garp (1982) and Terms of Endearment (1983), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for each. Lithgow is … Continue reading

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#524 Phil Collins / Philip Whitchurch – 30 January 1951

Phil Collins Philip David Charles “Phil” Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951) is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist, author, session musician and actor best known as a drummer and vocalist for British progressive rock group Genesis. Collins is one of only three recording artists (along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson) who have … Continue reading

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#510 George Layton / Tony Meehan – 2 March 1943

George Layton George Layton (born George Lowy on 2 March 1943) is an English actor, director, screenwriter and author. He is best known for two television roles: that of Junior Dr Paul Collier in the comedy series Doctor in the House and its first two sequels Doctor at Large and Doctor in Charge, and that … Continue reading

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#494 Lance Armstrong / Jada Pinkett Smith – 18 September 1971

Lance Armstrong Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is an American former professional road racing cyclist who won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times, after having survived testicular cancer. He is also the founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation for … Continue reading

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#452 Roy Hattersley / Nichelle Nichols, – 28 December 1932

Roy Hattersley Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley (born 28 December 1932) is a British Labour politician, author and journalist from Sheffield. He served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1983 to 1992. Nichelle Nichols Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Nichols; December 28, 1932) … Continue reading

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#446 James Burke / Héctor Elizondo – 22 December 1936

James Burke James Burke (born 22 December 1936) is a British broadcaster, science historian, author and television producer known amongst other things for his documentary television series Connections (1978), focusing on the history of science and technology leavened with a sense of humour. Burke first made his name … 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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#428 Kirk Douglas / Curtis Pitts – 09 December 1916

Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch (born December 9, 1916) is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author. His popular films include Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lust for Life (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Gunfight at the … Continue reading

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#404 RuPaul / Jonathan Ross – 17 November 1960

RuPaul RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), best known as simply RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and singer-songwriter, who first gained fame in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Jonathan … Continue reading

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#383 Wayne Fontana / Simon Brett – 28 October 1945

Wayne Fontana Wayne Fontana (born Glyn Geoffrey Ellis, 28 October 1945, Manchester, Lancashire) is an English pop singer. In 1962, he formed his group, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders and got a recording contract. He remained under contract to Fontana Records after parting with The Mindbenders. However, Fontana … Continue reading

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#355 Bob Geldof / Karen Allen – 05 October 1951

Bob Geldof Robert Frederick Zenon “Bob” Geldof, KBE (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and … Continue reading

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