Find out more about the greatest 20th Century American Writers, including William Gibson, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvia Browne, Christopher Lloyd and Stephen King
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948
Screenwriter, Novelist
Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924
Artist, Actress

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986
Actress, Fashion Designer

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
09 July 1962
Author

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943
Singer, Lyricist, Poet, Musician, Filmmaker

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist
Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958
Actress, Author

Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983
Actress

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978
Actress
Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito
11 April 1973
Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft
20 August 1890
Writer
Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945
Comedian

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins
29 February 1960
 

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937
Journalist and Author

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904
Writer, Cartoonist
Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham
19 June 1964
Radio Host, Author and Political Commentator

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928
Author

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist
Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874
Poet
Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939
 

Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905
Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Developer of a

Larry DavidLarry David
02 July 1947
 
John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964
Actor, Stand-up Comedian

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946
Singer

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon
23 June 1964
Screenwriter, Director & Producer

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

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Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943
Actor
Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976
Actress

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957
Author
Alan WattsAlan Watts
06 January 1915
Philosopher, Writer & Speaker

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

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon
Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927
 

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
02 January 1920
Writer, Professor
Thomas JaneThomas Jane
22 February 1969
 

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922
American writer

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg
03 June 1926
Poet

Arthur MillerArthur Miller
17 October 1915
 

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
27 February 1902
Author
Rod SerlingRod Serling
25 December 1924
Screenwriter, TV Producer, Narrator

John DeanJohn Dean
14 October 1938
Author

Sam HarrisSam Harris
09 April 1967
Philosopher, Author

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962
Writer
Neil SimonNeil Simon
04 July 1927
Playwright & Screenwriter

Billy GrahamBilly Graham
07 November 1918
Evangelist
Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947
Novelist

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924
Author

Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945
 
Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941
Author, Former Show Host

Robert KiyosakiRobert Kiyosaki
08 April 1947
Businessman, Motivational Speaker & Author
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928
Novelist
Bret Easton EllisBret Easton Ellis
07 March 1964
Writer

Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956
Actress
Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926
Novelist

Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
29 March 1961
 

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924
Novelist

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933
Actress
Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920
Poet
Jack KerouacJack Kerouac
12 March 1922
Novelist, Poet

Chuck LorreChuck Lorre
18 October 1952
Writer, Television Producer, Director

Morris ChestnutMorris Chestnut
01 January 1969
Actor

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969
Blogger
Dan BrownDan Brown
22 June 1964
 

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
23 October 1942
 

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959
Actress

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963
Writer, Journalist

Gore VidalGore Vidal
03 October 1925
 
Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961
Talk Show Host

Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971
Comedian, Actor
Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936
Actress

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944
Political Activist
Langston HughesLangston Hughes
01 February 1902
Poet, Novelist, Playwright, & Columnist

Oliver StoneOliver Stone
15 September 1946
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
26 March 1911
American playwright

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932
Actress

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947
Professor

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920
Writer
John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955
American writer

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930
Poet
Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970
Freelance Writer, Blogger

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965
Novelist

Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
24 May 1943
Actor

Terence McKennaTerence McKenna
16 November 1946
Philosopher, Psychonaut, Ethnobotanist, Author
Deepak ChopraDeepak Chopra
22 October 1946
Motivational Speaker, Writer