Find out more about the greatest 20th Century American Writers, including William Gibson, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvia Browne, Christopher Lloyd and Stephen King
Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904
Author

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
09 July 1962
Author

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon
23 June 1964
Screenwriter, Director & Producer

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker
Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880
Author

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936
Anti-War Activist

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979
Actress
Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962
Actor

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899
Journalist
Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality

Ken JenningsKen Jennings
23 May 1974
Author

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958
Actress, Author

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943
Singer-songwriter
Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970
Actor

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928
Poet

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931
Novelist

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927
 
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924
Novelist
H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft
20 August 1890
Writer

Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Herman J. MankiewiczHerman J. Mankiewicz
07 November 1897
Screenwriter
Dan BonginoDan Bongino
04 December 1974
Commentator

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
FilmMaker
Larry DavidLarry David
02 July 1947
 

Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905
Writer

David ArquetteDavid Arquette
08 September 1971
Actor
Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945
Comedian

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F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896
Novelist
Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971
Comedian, Actor

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932
Poet, Novelist, and Writer

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943
Actor

Thomas JaneThomas Jane
22 February 1969
 
Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944
Political Activist
Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957
Author

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito
11 April 1973
Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961
Talk Show Host

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948
Screenwriter, Novelist

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924
Artist, Actress
Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945
 

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937
Journalist and Author
Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976
Actress

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
02 January 1920
Writer, Professor

William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963
Actor
Tony RobbinsTony Robbins
29 February 1960
Author

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist
Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959
Actress

Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983
Actress

Oliver StoneOliver Stone
15 September 1946
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970
Freelance Writer, Blogger

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924
Author
Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874
Poet

Roger StoneRoger Stone
27 August 1952
Political Consultant

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922
American writer

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
27 February 1902
Author
Chuck LorreChuck Lorre
18 October 1952
Writer, Television Producer, Director

Adam McKayAdam McKay
17 April 1968
Film director
David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962
Writer

Langston HughesLangston Hughes
01 February 1902
Poet, Novelist, Playwright, & Columnist

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist
John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964
Actor, Stand-up Comedian

Alan WattsAlan Watts
06 January 1915
Philosopher, Writer & Speaker
Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946
Singer

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933
Actress

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920
Poet
Joe ScarboroughJoe Scarborough
09 April 1963
Former United States Representative

Jack KerouacJack Kerouac
12 March 1922
Novelist, Poet
Rod SerlingRod Serling
25 December 1924
Screenwriter, TV Producer, Narrator

Sam HarrisSam Harris
09 April 1967
Philosopher, Author

Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
29 March 1961
 

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
23 October 1942
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director
Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961
 
Cybill Lynne ShepherdCybill Lynne Shepherd
18 February 1950
Actress

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934
Writer

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963
Writer, Journalist

Arthur MillerArthur Miller
17 October 1915
 
Bebe BuellBebe Buell
14 July 1953
Singer

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928
Novelist

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger
01 January 1919
Writer

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947
Novelist

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg
03 June 1926
Poet
Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947
Murder Convict

Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali
13 November 1969
Writer, Politician, Activist, Feminist
Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893
Poet

Samantha PowerSamantha Power
21 September 1970
Writer
Eddie HuangEddie Huang
01 March 1982
Author
Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941
Screenwriter, Producer, Director