Famous People Born In 1910

Discover the most famous people born in 1910. The list includes people like Mother Teresa, David Niven, Akira Kurosawa, Paulette Goddard, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, composers and poets born in 1910. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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David Niven
12
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: July 29, 1983
David Niven, best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Major Pollock in Separate Tables, had also served the British Army. Some of his other notable films were Around the World in 80 Days, the Pink Panther films, and Casino Royale. Niven also wrote four books, including his autobiography.
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Jacques Cousteau
(Co-Inventor of the First Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus 'Aqua-Lung')
Jacques Cousteau
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Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France
Died: June 25, 1997

Jacques Cousteau was a French explorer, naval officer, filmmaker, conservationist, scientist, photographer, researcher, and author. Renowned for his exploration of various forms of life in water, Jacques Cousteau is credited with pioneering marine conservation and co-developing the Aqua-Lung, the first underwater breathing apparatus to achieve popularity and commercial success.

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Akira Kurosawa
(Japanese Filmmaker Who is Regarded as One of the Most Important & Influential Filmmakers in Film History)
Akira Kurosawa
23
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shinagawa City, Tokyo, Japan
Died: September 6, 1998

Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese filmmaker. Widely considered one of the most influential and important filmmakers of all time, Kurosawa's works opened up Western film markets to the products of the Japanese entertainment industry, enabling other Japanese filmmakers to achieve international recognition. Such is his impact as a filmmaker that he is credited with contributing to the development of Asia.

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Mother Teresa
(Roman Catholic Nun, Founder and Active Member of the ‘Missionaries of Charity’)
Mother Teresa
211
Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: September 5, 1997

An Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and a missionary, Mother Teresa was the founder of Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation. She was both an admired and controversial figure and was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. While she was admired by many for her charitable work, she also earned criticism for her stance against abortion and contraception.

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Scatman Crothers
(Actor and Musician)
Scatman Crothers
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Died: November 22, 1986

Scatman Crothers was an American musician and actor. Also a prolific voice-over actor, Crothers contributed immensely to the success of several animated TV series, such as Harlem Globetrotters, The Transformers, and Hong Kong Phooey. For his contribution to the American TV and film industry, Scatman Crothers was awarded a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Paulette Goddard
(One of the Most Popular Female Stars of the Early 1940s)
Paulette Goddard
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 1990

Paulette Goddard was an American actress best known for playing the female lead in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. Goddard, who started her career as a child fashion model, went on to establish herself as a major star in the 1940s. Over the years, she has been depicted in many films by actresses like Diane Lane and Natalie Wilder.

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Irena Sendler
(Polish Humanitarian & Social Worker)
Irena Sendler
19
Listed In: Nurses
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 12, 2008
Polish social worker and nurse Irena Sendler was part of the Polish Underground Resistance in German-occupied Poland, during World War II. She was arrested for smuggling Jewish children out of Poland but never revealed much about her work. She had received many awards, such as Israel’s Righteous Among the Nations.
 8 
Mary Wickes
(Actress)
Mary Wickes
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 22, 1995

Mary Wickes was an American actress who often played professional women, housekeepers, and nuns in films and TV series. A tall woman with a distinctive voice, Wickes proved to be a popular comedian. She was often cast to play wisecracking characters, such as Nurse Dora Pickford in the 1942 drama film Now, Voyager.

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John Banner
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Sergeant Schultz’ in Sitcom the ‘Hogan's Heroes’)
John Banner
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Died: January 28, 1973

Austrian-born actor John Banner is best remembered as Sergeant Schultz from the World War II-themed sitcom Hogan's Heroes. He was known for his popular catchphrase “I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!" He has also appeared on Broadway and in films such as Once Upon a Honeymoon

 10 
John Wooden
(Basketball coach)
John Wooden
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hall, Indiana, United States
Died: June 4, 2010
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William Hanna
(Creator of Popular Cartoon Characters Such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'The Flintstones' and 'Scooby-Doo')
William Hanna
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Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melrose, New Mexico, United States
Died: March 22, 2001
William Hanna was an American animator, best known for creating popular cartoon characters such as Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones, and Scooby-Doo. He co-founded the Hanna-Barbera company, along with his longtime partner Joseph Barbera. Their team had produced more than 3,000 half-hour shows for 150 television cartoon series that won seven Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards.
 12 
Dorothy Vaughan
(American Mathematician, Human Computer and the First African-American to Receive Promotion as Supervisor in NASA)
Dorothy Vaughan
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: November 10, 2008

American mathematician Dorothy Vaughan was also known as a "human computer." Initially a math teacher, she became the first African-American supervisor of NACA, later part of NASA, at a time when racial segregation was rampant in the U.S. Her contribution to the early American space programs is invaluable.

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Howlin' Wolf
(Singer)
Howlin' Wolf
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whites, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 10, 1976
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Douglas Bader
(Royal Air Force Flying Ace During the Second World War)
Douglas Bader
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Listed In: Pilots
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 5, 1982

Sir Douglas Bader was a RAF pilot during World War II. Although he lost both his legs in an aerobatics accident in 1931, he recovered and rejoined the RAF. Following the war, he joined the oil industry. The film and book Reach for the Sky details his life.

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Joan Bennett
(Actress)
Joan Bennett
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 7, 1990

Joan Bennett was an American actress best remembered for her femme fatale roles in movies like The Woman in the Window and Man Hunt. Her contribution to the film industry earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although she also made immense contributions to radio, TV, and theater.

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Louis Prima
(Singer-songwriter)
Louis Prima
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 24, 1978
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Artie Shaw
(Musician)
Artie Shaw
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 30, 2004
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Jane Wyatt
(She starred in a number of Hollywood films, such as Frank Capra's Lost Horizon)
Jane Wyatt
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 20, 2006
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Gloria Stuart
(Actress)
Gloria Stuart
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: September 26, 2010
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Sylvia Sidney
(Actress)
Sylvia Sidney
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 1999
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Vivien Thomas
(Surgeon)
Vivien Thomas
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 26, 1985

Vivien Theodore Thomas was laboratory supervisor who never went to college; yet he rose above poverty and racism to develop a procedure for treating cyanotic heart disease. Initially billed as janitor, he began his career as assistant to surgeon Alfred Blalock first at Nashville University and later at Johns Hopkins, and in time discovered the life-saving technique, eventually becoming a teacher of operative techniques.

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Jack Hawkins
(One of the Most Popular British Film Stars of the 1950s)
Jack Hawkins
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wood Green, Middlesex, England
Died: July 18, 1973

Jack Hawkins was an English actor best remembered for playing military men during the 1950s. Hawkins achieved international stardom in the '50s when he entered Hollywood. In 1958, Jack Hawkins was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the art.

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Robert Earl Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tate County, Mississippi, United States
Died: September 7, 2006
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William Shockley
(American Physicist, Inventor and Winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics)
William Shockley
4
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 12, 1989

American physicist, inventor and Nobel laureate William Bradford Shockley Jr received the Nobel Prize in Physics with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain in 1956 for their researches on semiconductors and for discovering the transistor effect while working at the Bell Labs. He later became a proponent of eugenics while serving as a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University.

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Samuel Barber
(Composer)
Samuel Barber
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 23, 1981
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Louis Slotin
(Canadian Physicist and Chemist Who Took Part in the Manhattan Project)
Louis Slotin
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: May 30, 1946
While showing his colleagues how to work on a plutonium bomb, Canadian scientist Louis Slotin was exposed to a lethal radioactive dose that first caused him to vomit and then die 9 days later. He had, however, reportedly shielded his colleagues from maximum exposure, thus saving their lives.
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Momofuku Ando
(Inventor of Instant Noodles and the Creator of the Brands 'Top Ramen' and 'Cup Noodles')
Momofuku Ando
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Puzi City, Taiwan
Died: January 5, 2007

Momofuku Ando was a Taiwanese-Japanese businessman and inventor. He is credited with founding the popular Japanese food company, Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. Credited with creating brands like Cup Noodles and Top Ramen, Momofuku Ando is widely regarded as the inventor of instant noodles. During his lifetime, Ando was honored with medals, such as the Order of the Rising Sun.

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Cyril Cusack
(Actor)
Cyril Cusack
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
Died: October 7, 1993
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Jack Carson
(Actor)
Jack Carson
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carman, Manitoba, Canada
Died: January 2, 1963
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Luise Rainer
(The First Actress to Win Consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actress)
Luise Rainer
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: December 30, 2014

Luise Rainer, the first actor to win consecutive Academy Awards, had decided to make a career as an actor after watching a circus performance at age 6. A prominent stage actor in Germany, she secured an MGM movie deal and move to the U.S. during the Nazi regime.

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Eero Saarinen
(Architect)
Eero Saarinen
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Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kirkkonummi, Finland
Died: September 1, 1961

Eero Saarinen was a Finnish-American industrial designer and architect best remembered for his impressive designs for monuments and buildings. He is credited with designing important structures, such as the Washington Dulles International Airport, the TWA Flight Center, and the Gateway Arch. He is widely regarded as one of the 20th-century's most prominent American architectures.

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Kitty Carlisle
(actor,singer, musician, opera singer)
Kitty Carlisle
3
Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans
Died: April 17, 2007
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Diosdado Macapagal
(Former President of the Philippines)
Diosdado Macapagal
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lubao, Pampanga, Philippine Islands
Died: April 21, 1997

Diosdado Macapagal was a Filipino politician who served as the president of the Philippines from 1961 to 1965. Prior to his presidency, Macapagal served as the sixth vice-president from 1957 to 1961. Diosdado Macapagal is credited with inspiring his daughter Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who later became the president of the Philippines.

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Richard Conte
(Actor)
Richard Conte
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Died: April 15, 1975
 35 
Elliott Roosevelt
1
Listed In: Pilots
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 27, 1990
 36 
Claire Trevor
(Actress)
Claire Trevor
7
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: April 8, 2000
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J. Allen Hynek
(Astronomer, Ufologist)
J. Allen Hynek
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: April 27, 1986

When the American government, baffled by unexplained sightings of flying objects, assigned J. Allen Hynek the task of solving the mystery, Hynek was sceptical. However, he later became the first person to scientifically analyze such sightings. He also established the "Close Encounter" classification system to study UFOs.

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Dizzy Dean
(Baseball Player)
Dizzy Dean
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lucas, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 17, 1974
 39 
Richard Cromwell
(Actor)
Richard Cromwell
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: October 11, 1960
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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Astrophysicist Known for his 'Theoritical Studies of the Physical processes of importance to the Structure and Evolution of the Stars')
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: August 21, 1995

Remembered for his varied contribution to astrophysics, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is perhaps best known for his work on the evolution of massive stars. Today known as Chandrasekhar limit, it contributed to final understanding of supernovas, neutron stars, and black holes. A prolific writer, he also did significant work on energy transfer by radiation in stellar atmospheres and convection on solar surface.

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Johnny Olson
(Actor, Radio personality)
Johnny Olson
1
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 12, 1985
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Dorothy Hodgkin
(Biochemist)
Dorothy Hodgkin
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: July 29, 1994

Dorothy Hodgkin received the 1964 Nobel Prize for mapping the structure of penicillin and Vitamin B12. She is also known for her work on insulin. Beginning her work on structure of an organic compound by using X-ray crystallography as an undergraduate student, she later developed it further and used it to determine the three-dimensional structure of complex organic molecules.

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Robert K. Merton
(Sociologist)
Robert K. Merton
4
Listed In: Sociologists
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: February 23, 2003

Robert K. Merton was an American sociologist best remembered for his immense contribution to the field of criminology. Merton, who is credited with founding the sociology of science, was honored with the prestigious National Medal of Science in 1994 for his contribution to the field. He is also credited with mentoring fellow sociologists like Jonathan R. Cole.

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Joy Adamson
(Naturalist and Author of the Book 'Born Free', Which Documents Her Experience In Raising a Lion Club)
Joy Adamson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Opava, Czechia
Died: January 3, 1980

Best known for her iconic book Born Free, which describes her experiences of raising a lion cub named Elsa, Joy Adamson was a noted Austro-Hungarian wildlife conservationist. She excelled in music and medicine in her younger days and later settled in Kenya with her third husband, conservationist George Adamson.

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Hayden Rorke
(Actor)
Hayden Rorke
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 19, 1987
 46 
Kelly Johnson
(Aerospace engineer)
Kelly Johnson
3
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ishpeming, Michigan, United States
Died: December 21, 1990
 47 
Abe Fortas
(U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice)
Abe Fortas
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis
Died: April 5, 1982
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Galina Ulanova
(One of the Greatest Ballerinas of the 20th Century)
Galina Ulanova
5
Listed In: Ballet Dancers
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 21, 1998
Born to dancer parents, Soviet ballerina Galina Ulanova was destined to follow in their footsteps. The dancer who had performed with both Mariinsky and Bolshoi theaters remains the only two-time Hero of Socialist Labour winner. She amazed audiences in Giselle, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet.
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John Hammond
(Record producer, Activist)
John Hammond
7
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 10, 1987
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Frank Loesser
(Composer, Songwriter)
Frank Loesser
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: July 28, 1969