Famous People Born In 1907

Discover the most famous people born in 1907. The list includes people like Frida Kahlo, John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Bhagat Singh, Laurence Olivier and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, philosophers and soldiers born in 1907. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Frida Kahlo
(Mexican Painter Known for Her Brilliantly Coloured Self-Portraits)
Frida Kahlo
152
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: July 13, 1954

Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, was known for her many portraits and self-portraits. Her work is said to have been inspired by the nature, artifacts and popular culture of Mexico. Her work was not much known until the late 1970s, when it was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By early 1990s, she became a recognized figure in art history.

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John Wayne
(American Actor Who was a Popular Icon During Hollywood's Golden Age)
John Wayne
77
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, United States
Died: June 11, 1979

Famous for his roles in Western films in the mid-20th century, actor John Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. In a career spanning over half a century, he starred in 142 motion pictures. Upon his death, he came to be recognized as “an enduring icon who symbolized and communicated American values and ideals.”

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Katharine Hepburn
(The Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Katharine Hepburn
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 29, 2003

Katharine Hepburn served as the leading American actress for over six decades. She is regarded as an influential cultural figure and was included in the popular book Women Who Changed The World. Katharine Hepburn is also named in lists like 300 Women Who Changed the World, 100 Icons of the Century, and 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons of All Time.

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Laurence Olivier
(English Actor and Director Known for His Film ‘Hamlet’)
Laurence Olivier
10
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dorking, Surrey, England
Died: July 11, 1989
Four-time Academy Award-winning actor Laurence Olivier began his career with stage, mostly playing Shakespearean characters. He founded London’s National Theatre. Some of his noteworthy films were Wuthering Heights, Rebecca, and the movie version of Hamlet. He had received the knighthood, the Order of Merit, and a life peerage.
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Barbara Stanwyck
(American Actress Known for Her Strong, Realistic Screen Presence and Versatility)
Barbara Stanwyck
17
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 20, 1990

Barbara Stanwyck went on to become one of the greatest actresses of Classical Hollywood cinema after being orphaned at age four. One of the favorite actresses of directors like Cecil B. DeMille, Barbara had become the highest-paid actress in America by 1944. Known for her realistic screen presence, Barbara won several prestigious honorary lifetime awards for her contribution to cinema.

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Burgess Meredith
(One of the Most Accomplished Actors of the 20th Century)
Burgess Meredith
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Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 9, 1997
Burgess Meredith is best remembered as The Penguin from Batman and as Mickey Goldmill from the Rocky franchise. The two-time Academy Award-nominated actor has also won many Emmy awards. He played memorable roles in The Day of the Locust and Tail Gunner Joe and narrated for Twilight Zone: The Movie.
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Cesar Romero
(Best Known for His Role as the ‘Joker’ in the TV Series ‘Batman’)
Cesar Romero
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York City, United States
Died: January 1, 1994

Cesar Romero was an American actor, dancer, singer, and vocal artist. He is best known for playing Joker in the television series Batman and his portrayal was included in TV Guide's 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time list in 2013. Cesar Romero's contribution to the TV and film industry was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Cab Calloway
(Singer)
Cab Calloway
7
Listed In: Jazz Singers
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: November 18, 1994

Jazz singer and dancer, Cab Calloway, was a famous vocalist of the swing era.  From the early 1930s to the late 1940s, he led a very popular band that included musicians like  Dizzy Gillespie, Jonah Jones, and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham. A man of color, he became the first African-American musician to sell a million records from a single song.

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Bhagat Singh
(Revolutionary Hero of the Indian Independence Movement)
Bhagat Singh
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banga, Punjab, British India
Died: March 23, 1931

Bhagat Singh is one of the most revered freedom fighters of Indian Independence movement. His execution by the British rulers at a young age of 23 inspired many young people to join the freedom struggle. His life’s mission was to free India from colonial rule and his legacy as a symbol of bravery and patriotism continues to live on.

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Gene Autry
(Actor and singer known as The Singing Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and ninety-one TV productions)
Gene Autry
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tioga, Texas, United States
Died: October 2, 1998
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Jack Albertson
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role as ‘John Cleary’ in the Film ‘The Subject Was Roses’)
Jack Albertson
4
Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 25, 1981

Jack Albertson was an eminent American actor having presence in films and plays alike, as evident from his successful performances in The Subject Was Roses both on the stage and on the big screen. The winner of Tony, Oscar and Emmy awards had such a passion for his career that he continued his acting despite being diagnosed for colorectal cancer.

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Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)
Rachel Carson
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14, 1964

Rachel Carson was a conservationist, marine biologist, and author. She is credited with authoring an influential book titled Silent Spring, which played a significant role in advancing the global environmental movement. Carson is also remembered for her book, The Sea Around Us, which earned her a U.S. National Book Award. She was posthumously honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Claus von Stauffenberg
(German Army Officer Who Failed in His Attempt to Assassinate Adolf Hitler)
Claus von Stauffenberg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jettingen, Germany
Died: July 1, 1944

German army officer Claus von Stauffenberg, a significant figure of the German Resistance Movement within the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany, attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in July 1944, but failed. He was executed by a firing squad soon after Operation Valkyrie. He had earlier actively participated in World War II.

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Rosalind Russell
(Best Known for Her Roles in Films: ‘His Girl Friday’,’ Gypsy’ and ‘Auntie Mame')
Rosalind Russell
3
Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 28, 1976

Rosalind Russell is remembered as Hildy Johnson from the film His Girl Friday and as Mame Dennis from Auntie Mame. She won five Golden Globes and was nominated for several Academy Awards. Mostly seen playing professional women, she also won a Tony for her role in the musical Wonderful Town.

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Robert A. Heinlein
(American Novelist Best Known as the 'Dean of Science Fiction Writers')
Robert A. Heinlein
10
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Butler, Missouri, United States
Died: May 8, 1988

Robert A. Heinlein was an American author, naval officer, and aeronautical engineer. Heinlein is credited with pioneering a literary subgenre called hard science fiction as he was among the first to stress the importance of scientific accuracy in fiction. Robert A. Heinlein is one of the most influential science-fiction writers of all time.

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Ramon Magsaysay
(7th President of the Philippines)
Ramon Magsaysay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iba, Zambales, Philippines
Died: March 17, 1957

Born to an artisan father, Ramon Magsaysay was initially a schoolteacher. He served as the president of the Philippines and successfully subdued the Huk movement of the local communist guerrillas. The Ramon Magsaysay Award, named after him, celebrates excellence of Asians in various fields such as journalism and government service.

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Robert Young
(Actor)
Robert Young
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 21, 1998
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W. H. Auden
(One of the Greatest Authors of 20th Century)
W. H. Auden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 29, 1973

W. H. Auden was an Anglo-American poet. His poetry was noted for its technical achievement and versatility. He wrote poems on love, political and social themes, and cultural and psychological themes. Throughout his career, Auden was both influential and controversial. His personal life also attracted attention as he had sexual relationships with men, which was unusual at the time.

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Fay Wray
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Ann Darrow’ in the Film ‘King Kong’)
Fay Wray
9
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cardston, Canada
Died: August 8, 2004

One of the original “scream queens” of Hollywood, Fay Wray is best remembered as Ann Darrow, the woman picked up by King Kong like a doll while he went on a rampage, in the 1933 film about the fabled monster. She declined a cameo in a King Kong remake later.

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Astrid Lindgren
(Swedish Writer Known for Her Children's Books: ‘Pippi Longstocking’ and ‘The Six Bullerby Children’)
Astrid Lindgren
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Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vimmerby, Sweden
Died: January 28, 2002

Astrid Lindgren was a Swedish writer remembered for authoring children's book series and children's fantasy novels. In 1967, the Astrid Lindgren Prize was established in her honor. Lindgren was honored with the Right Livelihood Award in 1994 for her work as a children's writer. In 2017, it was revealed that Lindgren is the 18th most translated author in the world. 

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Ray Milland
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘The Lost Weekend’ and ‘Reap the Wild Wind’)
Ray Milland
11
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: March 10, 1986

Welsh-American actor-director Ray Milland is best remembered for his Oscar-winning role of Don Birnam in The Lost Weekend. Fans also loved him in films such as Dial M for Murder and The Jungle Princess. He was previously part of the British Army’s Household Cavalry, as a marksman, pilot, and horseman.

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Kathryn Kuhlman
(Evangelist)
Kathryn Kuhlman
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Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johnson County, Missouri, United States
Died: February 20, 1976
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John McIntire
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: January 30, 1991
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Warren Earl Burger
(Former Chief Justice of the United States)
Warren Earl Burger
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Listed In: Chief Justices
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Died: June 25, 1995
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Daphne du Maurier
(English Novelist, Biographer and Playwright)
Daphne du Maurier
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19, 1989

Daphne du Maurier was an English playwright and author. Many of her works, which have been praised for narrative craft, have been adapted into films, including three of Alfred Hitchcock's movies. Such was her popularity that she was selected along with four other Women of Achievement to be featured on a set of British stamps, which were issued in 1996.

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Hergé
(Cartoonist (Creator of Tintin))
Hergé
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Listed In: Cartoonists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium
Died: March 3, 1983

Better known by his pseudonym, Hergé, Belgian cartoonist Georges Prosper Remi was the man behind Tintin, a cartoon series that several generations of kids and young adults have grown up reading. He was a self-taught artist and wrote Destination Moon, featuring Tintin, 15 years before Neil Armstrong’s feat.

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Emilie Schindler
(Oskar Schindler's Wife)
Emilie Schindler
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moravia, Czechia
Died: October 5, 2001

Emilie Schindler is best remembered as the wife of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved over a thousand Jews from the Nazis by employing them at his factory and later inspired the iconic Steven Spielberg movie Schindler's List. She later fled to Argentina with Oskar but was abandoned by him.

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Dan Duryea
(Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘The Pride of the Yankees’ and ‘None But the Lonely Heart’)
Dan Duryea
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: June 7, 1968

Dan Duryea was an American actor best remembered for portraying negative roles. However, he was also renowned for his versatility as he played a wide variety of leading roles as well. He also became famous as a TV actor and played important roles in series like China Smith and The New Adventures of China Smith.

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Orville Redenbacher
(Businessman)
Orville Redenbacher
1
Listed In: Retailers
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brazil, Indiana, United States
Died: September 19, 1995
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Kate Smith
(Singer)
Kate Smith
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenville, Virginia, USA
Died: June 17, 1986
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Sheldon Leonard
(Actor)
Sheldon Leonard
1
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: January 11, 1997
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Arlene Francis
(Actress & Radio Talk Show Host)
Arlene Francis
4
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 31, 2001
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James A. Michener
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 16, 1997
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Joe Besser
(Comedian, Musician, Voice actor, Actor, Television actor)
Joe Besser
5
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: March 1, 1988
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Dub Taylor
(Actor)
Dub Taylor
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: October 3, 1994
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Frank Whittle
(British Pilot and Aviator Best Known for Inventing the 'Turbojet Engine')
Frank Whittle
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coventry, England
Died: August 9, 1996

Aviation engineer Frank Whittle entered the Royal Air Force as an apprentice and rose through the ranks to become a pilot. He invented the jet engine, though his idea of a plane that could fly at a phenomenal speed was initially laughed at. He was later knighted for his achievements.

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Sergei Korolev
(Lead Rocket Engineer and Founder of the Soviet Union’s Space Program)
Sergei Korolev
2
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: January 14, 1966

Sergei Korolev was a Soviet spacecraft designer and rocket engineer who played an important role during the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States of America in the 1950s and 1960s. He was largely responsible for developing the R-7 Rocket and launching Yuri Gagarin into space. Sergei Korolev also launched Belka, Strelka, and Laika into space.

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Dora Maar
(French Photographer and Painter Known for Her Nine-Year Relationship with 'Pablo Picasso')
Dora Maar
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 16, 1997

Born to a French mother and a Croatian father, Dora Maar spent her childhood in Argentina and later studied art in Paris. The renowned surrealist artist and photographer later gained fame as Pablo Picasso’s lover and muse, and was featured in his paintings such as Weeping Woman.

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George W. Romney
(43rd Governor of Michigan (1963 - 1969) & Former Chairman and President of 'American Motors')
George W. Romney
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Colonia Dublán, Mexico
Died: July 26, 1995

George W. Romney was a  Republican Party politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. He was a front runner for the Republican nomination for president of US in the 1968 election, but he lost to Richard Nixon. Also a businessman, he was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962.

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Peggy Ashcroft
(Actress)
Peggy Ashcroft
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Croydon
Died: January 14, 1991
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Anthony Blunt
(Art Historian, University Teacher)
Anthony Blunt
2
Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
Died: March 26, 1983
Art historian Anthony Blunt is best remembered as part of the spy group Cambridge Five. His confession, revealed after years, stripped him of his knighthood. An expert on the works of Baroque painter Nicolas Poussin, he had also authored works such as Art and Architecture in France 1500–1700.
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Lee Miller
(Photographer)
Lee Miller
2
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Died: July 27, 1977
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John G. Trump
(Scientist)
John G. Trump
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Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 21, 1985

Better known as former U.S. president Donald Trump’s uncle, John G. Trump was an MIT physicist and engineer. Though he had initially aspired to be an architect and join his brother Fred’s real-estate business, John later concentrated on his research that led to the invention of high-voltage generators.

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Leon Askin
(Austrian Actor Best Known for Portraying the Character 'General Burkhalter' in the TV Series 'Hogan’s Heroes')
Leon Askin
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 3, 2005

Leon Askin was a prominent actor of Austrian origin. Born in Vienna to a Jewish family, he fled to the United States in 1940 to escape the Nazis. Already trained in acting, he was able to get work in Hollywood. He ventured into television as well and became widely popular with his role in the sitcom Hogan's Heroes.  

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James Roosevelt
(United States Congressman, US Military Officer, Businessman)
James Roosevelt
6
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: August 13, 1991
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Gustav Schwarzenegger
(Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.)
Gustav Schwarzenegger
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Austria-Hungary
Died: December 13, 1972

Gustav Schwarzenegger was better known as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s father than as the police chief of Austria. He was a master sergeant in Wehrmacht after his country was annexed by Nazi Germany. He was made a postal inspector after injuries he suffered in Russia ruled him out of the armed forces. He returned to the Austrian police force in 1947.

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Jacques Tati
(Actor, Director who wrote and starred in Mr. Hulot's Holiday)
Jacques Tati
3
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Le Pecq, France
Died: November 5, 1982
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Alan Reed
(Actor)
Alan Reed
2
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, USA
Died: June 14, 1977
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Jimmie Foxx
(Baseball player)
Jimmie Foxx
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sudlersville, Maryland, United States
Died: July 21, 1967
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Dixie Dean
(Footballer)
Dixie Dean
1
Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Died: March 1, 1980