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#440 Peter Farrelly / Dominic Lawson – 17 December 1956

Peter Farrelly Peter John Farrelly (born December 17, 1956) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist. The Farrelly Brothers are mostly famous for directing and producing gross-out humor romantic comedy films such as, Dumb and Dumber, Me, Myself and Irene, There’s Something About … Continue reading

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#405 Brenda Vaccaro / Margaret Atwood – 18 November 1939

Brenda Vaccaro Brenda Buell Vaccaro (born November 18, 1939) is an American stage, television and film actress. The husky-voiced actress is a three-time Tony Award nominee, for Best Featured Actress in a Play (Cactus Flower), Best Actress in a Musical (Dow Jones), … Continue reading

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#391 Lester Piggott / Christopher Wood – 05 November 1935

Lester Piggott Lester Keith Piggott (born 5 November, 1935) is a retired English professional jockey, popularly known as “The Long Fellow”. He is considered to be the best of his generation and the greatest English flat jockey of all time, with 4,493 career wins, … Continue reading

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#344 Mark Haddon / Melissa Sue Anderson – 26 September 1962

Mark Haddon Mark Haddon (born 26 September 1962) is an English novelist and poet, best known for his 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Melissa Sue Anderson Melissa Sue Anderson (born September 26, 1962) is an American actress. … Continue reading

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#307 Gene Simmons / Martin Amis – 25 August 1949

Gene Simmons Gene Simmons (born August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-American rock bassist, singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and businessman. He is well known as “The Demon”, the bassist in the hard rock band Kiss, a group he co-founded in the early 1970s. … Continue reading

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#231 Charlie Higson / Siân Lloyd – 03 July 1958

Charlie Higson Charles Murray Higson (born 3 July 1958), more commonly known as Charlie Higson, is an English actor, comedian, author and former singer. He has also written and produced for television. He came to public attention as one of the main writers and performers of the BBC … Continue reading

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#225 Kathy Bates / Deborah Moggach – 28 June 1948

Kathy Bates Kathleen Doyle “Kathy” Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. After several small roles in film and television, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990), for which she won both the Academy Award for Best Actress and … Continue reading

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#222 George Michael / Yann Martel – 25 June 1963

George Michael George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; June 25, 1963) is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s when he formed the pop duo Wham! along with his school friend Andrew Ridgeley. His first solo single, “Careless Whisper” was released when … Continue reading

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#97 Richard Williams / Philip Roth – 19 March 1933

Richard Williams Richard Williams (born on March 19, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian animator. He is best known for serving as animation director on Disney/Amblin’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit and for his unfinished feature film The Thief and the Cobbler. He was also a … Continue reading

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#79 James Ellroy / Shakin’ Stevens – 04 March 1948

James Ellroy James Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a so-called “telegraphic” prose style of his most recent work, wherein he frequently omits connecting words and uses only short, staccato sentences and, in particular … Continue reading

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#77 Lou Reed / John Irving – 02 March 1942

Lou Reed Lewis Allan “Lou” Reed (born March 2, 1942) is an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his successful solo career. John Irving John Winslow … Continue reading

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#58 Margaux Hemingway / Iain Banks – 16 February 1954

Margaux Hemingway Margaux Hemingway (February 16, 1954 – July 1, 1996) was an American fashion model and actress. She was born in Portland, Oregon, and was the older sister of actress Mariel Hemingway and the granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway. Film: Lipstick Iain Banks Iain Banks (born … Continue reading

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#24 Dolly Parton / Julian Barnes – 19 January 1946

Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best-known for her work in country music. Julian Barnes Julian Patrick Barnes (born 19 January 1946 Leicester, England) is a contemporary English writer. He has … Continue reading

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#21 Al Capone / Nevil Shute – 17 January 1899

Al Capone Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an Italian-American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. Known as the “Capones”, the group was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from … 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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#1 E.M. Forster / William Fox – 01 January 1879

E. M. Forster Edward Morgan Forster OM CH (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his novels A Room with a View (1908), Howard’s End (1910) and A Passage … Continue reading

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