Famous People Born In 1933

Discover the most famous people born in 1933. The list includes people like Carol Burnett, Yoko Ono, Michael Caine, Elizabeth Montgomery, Joan Collins and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, directors, actresses and composers born in 1933. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Italy and many more countries.
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Willie Nelson
(One of the Most Recognized Artists in Country Music)
Willie Nelson
39
Listed In: Country Singers
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abbott, Texas, United States

An accomplished musician and one of the most popular names of the late 20th century American country music, Willie Nelson garnered fame with his albums Shotgun Willie, Red Headed Stranger, Stardust and Always on My Mind. The multiple Grammy award winning musician, who continues to record even today, has also appeared in numerous films and authored a number of books.

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Gene Wilder
(Actor, Comedian)
Gene Wilder
49
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 29, 2016

Perhaps the most loved Willy Wonka of them all, Gene Wilder was one of the main reasons for the popularity of the iconic character, which he played in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Apart from acting and writing, Gene was also instrumental in promoting cancer awareness through his organization Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993 - 2020))
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
96
Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 18, 2020

The first Jewish woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. An advocate for gender equality and women's rights, she spent the majority of her legal career championing these causes. She remained professionally active until her death in 2020.

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James Brown
(Central Progenitor of Funk Music and Referred to as 'Godfather of Soul')
James Brown
52
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25, 2006

Referred to by honorific nicknames, such as Godfather of Soul, James Brown was a prominent figure of 20th century music. A progenitor of funk music, Brown influenced the development of many music genres. An inductee of the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame, Brown is ranked seventh in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

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Quincy Jones
(Musician and Second Most Oscar-Nominated African American)
Quincy Jones
45
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Regarded as one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the previous century, Quincy Jones is known for his work with other legendary artists like Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra. As the first African-American to find success at the Academy Awards ceremony, Quincy has influenced a host of black musicians and songwriters.

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Carol Burnett
(Actress, Singer and Writer Best Known for Her Comedy Show ‘The Carol Burnett Show’)
Carol Burnett
41
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Carol Burnett inspired a lot of women and set off a chain reaction by hosting her groundbreaking show The Carol Burnett Show. Regarded as one of USA's most cherished entertainers, Carol continues to enhance the lives of millions, for which she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She has also won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Jayne Mansfield
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rita Marlowe’ in the Broadway Play 'Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?)
Jayne Mansfield
27
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 29, 1967

One of the early Playboy Playmates, Jayne Mansfield was a popular sex symbol of Hollywood during the 1950s. Although she had a short-lived film career, she was very popular for her well-publicized publicity stunts, including wardrobe malfunctions. She started a new trend by becoming the first major actress of the post-silent film era to act in a nude scene!

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Elizabeth Montgomery
(Best Known for Her Role as the ‘Samantha Stephens’ on the TV Series ‘Bewitched’)
Elizabeth Montgomery
20
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 18, 1995

Actress Elizabeth Montgomery had a flourishing acting career that spanned five decades. Throughout her career, she touched the lives of many with her charitable work and political activism. Such was her popularity that after she succumbed to cancer, a bronze statue of her famous character Samantha Stephens from the TV series Bewitched was erected in Massachusetts.

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Michael Caine
37
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

A British film icon, Michael Caine is one of the highest grossing box office stars. His filmography is extensive with numerous acclaimed performances. This includes Ipcress File, Hannah and Her Sisters, Educating Rita, Sleuth, The Quiet American and Inception. The esteemed actor, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, is also a bestselling author with eleven published books.

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Nina Simone
(One of the Most Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Nina Simone
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tryon, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 21, 2003

Widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Nina Simone was a pioneering recording artist whose career was characterized by improvisational genius and fits of outrage. Nina continues to be an important musician and has influenced several artists like Elton John, Adele, David Bowie, Madonna, and Aretha Franklin. She was also a civil rights activist.

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David McCallum
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Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

David McCallum is a Scottish musician and actor who gained recognition for portraying Illya Kuryakin in the popular spy fiction TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. He gained international recognition for playing Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard in the action police procedural TV series NCIS. David McCallum has also contributed as a writer, publishing a novel titled Once a Crooked Man.

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Joan Collins
(Actress)
Joan Collins
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Joan Collins, sister of renowned author Jackie Collins, is best known for her Golden Globe-winning role of Alexis Carrington in Dynasty, an iconic soap of the 1980s. She has also written several books, including beauty books, memoirs, and novels. A seasoned theater actor, she also received the DBE and OBE.
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Karl Lagerfeld
(Famous as the Creative Director of the French Fashion House 'Chanel')
Karl Lagerfeld
26
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: February 19, 2019
German fashion magnate Karl Lagerfeld, son of businessman Otto Lagerfeld, had served as the creative director of Chanel and Fendi. He was also a talented photographer and caricaturist, and had a penchant for collecting books. He was known for his signature sunglasses, white hair, fingerless gloves, and detachable collars.  
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Yoko Ono
(Artist and Musician Who Was an Influential Practitioner of Conceptual & Performance Art)
Yoko Ono
73
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, peace activist, and singer-songwriter. She came into prominence after marrying John Lennon of the Beatles. She is widely criticized for her unquestionable influence over John Lennon and his music. She is also often blamed for the disbandment of The Beatles. Despite all these criticisms, Yoko Ono continues to go on her merry way.

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Tim Conway
(Actor)
Tim Conway
16
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio, USA
Died: May 14, 2019
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Larry King
(The Host of The Nightly Interview Television Program 'Larry King Live')
Larry King
32
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 23, 2021

Regarded as one of the most popular American TV and radio hosts, Larry King was famous for hosting the successful and popular TV program, Larry King Live. The recipient of several awards, King was an iconic figure on American television. Also known for his charitable works, he founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation to help poor people undergo cardiac procedures.

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Tom Skerritt
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Veteran actor Tom Skerritt has been professionally active for almost six decades. He has appeared in over 40 movies and 200 TV episodes. He is best known for his role in the TV series Picket Fences, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award. Besides acting, he is the founder of Heyou Media, a Seattle-based digital media company. 

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Akihito
(125th Emperor of Japan)
Akihito
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Akihito served as the 125th emperor of Japan after succeeding his father to the Chrysanthemum Throne. As emperor, he played a crucial role in inspiring people in 2011 when Japan was struck by two major disasters: Fukushima I nuclear crisis and Great East Japan Earthquake. Akihito abdicated the throne in 2019, becoming the first emperor to do so since 1817.

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Fred Willard
(Actor known for his roles in several Christopher Guest mockumentary films such as Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show)
Fred Willard
14
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: May 15, 2020
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Conway Twitty
(Country Singer-Songwriter Known for His Hit Songs 'Hello Darlin' and ‘You've Never Been This Far Before’)
Conway Twitty
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Friars Point, Mississippi, United States
Died: June 5, 1993
Country singer Harold Lloyd Jenkins, better known as Conway Twitty, gained fame with his duets with Loretta Lynn. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee released chartbusting singles such as Hello Darlin. He constructed an entertainment hub in Hendersonville, Tennessee, called Twitty City. He was also a skilled baseball player.
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Wayne Rogers
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 31, 2015

Wayne Rogers worked his fingers to the bone for years in regional plays and off-Broadway before he seized the role of Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre in M*A*S*H that made him a star. In later years, he found substantial success in the financial field as an investor, businessman, and stock analyst.

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Dom DeLuise
(Actor)
Dom DeLuise
13
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 4, 2009
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Joan Rivers
(Comedian and the First Woman to Host a Late Night TV Talk Show 'The Late Show')
Joan Rivers
26
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 2014

Famous for her controversial comedic persona, Joan Rivers was a television host and comedian. She broke stereotypes by hosting a late-night television talk show titled The Late Show with Joan Rivers, becoming the first woman to do so. Also an author, Rivers wrote 12 best-selling books. In 2017, she was posthumously inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame

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Kim Novak
(Actress Known for Her Hit Films: 'Vertigo', ‘Picnic’, ‘The Man with the Golden Arm’ and ‘Pal Joey’)
Kim Novak
8
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Kim Novak is best known as Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. The two-time Golden Globe-winning actor also starred in movies such as The Mirror Crack'd and The Man with the Golden Arm, and the series Falcon Crest. She quit acting after an unpleasant experience while shooting for Liebestraum.
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Alfredo Bowman
(Honduran Self-Proclaimed Herbalist Healer)
Alfredo Bowman
29
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honduras
Died: August 6, 2016

Alfredo Bowman was a Honduran self-proclaimed healer and herbalist. Bowman was known for his dramatic claims that HIV doesn’t cause AIDS and diseases could be cured with a vegan diet and herbs. His client list included celebrities like Michael Jackson and Eddie Murphy. Bowman often landed in trouble for his controversial claims and was arrested on a couple of occasions.

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John Aniston
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Victor Kiriakis’ on the TV Series ‘Days of Our Lives’)
John Aniston
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chania, Greece
Died: November 11, 2022

John Aniston is a Greek-born American actor best known for playing Victor Kiriakis on the popular daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives. Over the years, Aniston has been contributing immensely to the American TV industry, but perhaps his biggest contribution is mentoring his daughter, Jennifer Aniston, and allowing her to follow in his footsteps.

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Julie Newmar
(Actress and Dancer Best Known for Her Role as ‘Katrin Sveg’ in the Film ‘The Marriage-Go-Round’)
Julie Newmar
12
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Julie Newmar is an American actress, singer, and dancer. A versatile actress, Newmar received a Tony Award for her portrayal of Katrin Sveg in the Broadway production of The Marriage-Go-Round. An avid supporter of LGBT rights, Newmar was honored by the, Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing organization with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

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Roy Clark
(Singer)
Roy Clark
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meherrin, Virginia, United States
Died: November 15, 2018
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Corazon Aquino
(Former President of Phillipines)
Corazon Aquino
47
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paniqui, Tarlac
Died: August 1, 2009
Corazon Aquino, or Cory Aquino, was the first female president of the Philippines. She led the People Power Revolution after her husband Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.’s assassination and ended the 21-year dictatorial reign of President Ferdinand Marcos. In 1986, Corazon was named Time Magazine’s Woman of the Year.
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Aneta Corsaut
(Actress)
Aneta Corsaut
11
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
Died: November 6, 1995
Aneta Corsaut is best known as Helen Crump from The Andy Griffith Show. She also appeared in films such as The Blob and was seen in significant roles in the series House Calls and Mrs. G. Goes to College. She co-wrote a book named The Mystery Reader's Quiz Book
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Johnny Unitas
(American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Johnny Unitas
10
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 11, 2002

Johnny Unitas was an American football player who played as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). A three-time NFL champion and three-time NFL Most Valuable Player, Unitas is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL. In 1979, Johnny Unitas was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Mako Iwamatsu
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Died: July 21, 2006

Japanese-American actor Makoto Iwamatsu, or Mako, is remembered for his Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated role of Po-Han in The Sand Pebbles. He also appeared in Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, and Seven Years in Tibet. He delivered a Tony-nominated performance in Pacific Overtures and co-founded East West Players.

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Flip Wilson
(Comedian, Actor)
Flip Wilson
6
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 25, 1998
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Danny Aiello
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: December 12, 2019

Actor, Danny Aiello, is best remembered for playing Salvatore "Sal" Frangione in the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing. The role earned him an Academy Award nomination. As a young man, he held many odd jobs before breaking into films. Handsome, talented, and ambitious, he soon made a name for himself in Hollywood.

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Bert Convy
(Actor and Host of Game Shows: ‘Tattletales’, ‘Super Password’ and ‘Win, Lose or Draw’)
Bert Convy
12
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 15, 1991

Bert Convy was an American actor, game show host, and singer. He is best remembered for hosting popular game shows, such as Win, Lose or Draw, Tattletales, and Super Password. After establishing himself as a TV personality, Bert Convy tried his hand at acting and played important roles in films like A Bucket of Blood, Gunman's Walk, and Susan Slade.

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Edd Byrnes
(Actor)
Edd Byrnes
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: January 8, 2020
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Jeremy Brett
(Actor)
Jeremy Brett
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkswell
Died: September 12, 1995
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Cissy Houston
(Gospel Singers)
Cissy Houston
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
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Robert Goulet
(Actor and Singer Known for His Song ‘If Ever I Would Leave You’)
Robert Goulet
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 30, 2007

Robert Goulet was an American actor and singer whose career, which spanned almost 60 years, is embellished with a Tony and Grammy Award. He is best remembered for his performance in the popular Broadway musical, Camelot. An actor of French-Canadian origin, Robert Goulet was honored with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2006.

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Frank Gorshin
6
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 17, 2005
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Jerry Buss
(Businessman Known Worldwide as the Former Owner of the 'Los Angeles Lakers' Basketball Franchise)
Jerry Buss
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: February 18, 2013
Legendary LA Lakers co-owner Jerry Buss lived through a poverty-stricken childhood during the Great Depression. Growing up working odd jobs, he also once quit school to work for the railroads. He grew up to be a chemist and later also taught chemistry, before investing in real estate.
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Lou Rawls
(R&B Singer Famous for His Luxurious Baritone Singing Voice and Four-Octave Vocal Range)
Lou Rawls
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 6, 2006

Lou Rawls was an American singer, composer, record producer, and actor. Rawls sold over 40 million records during his illustrious career. He was also renowned for his charity work; in 2004, he was honored by the popular philanthropic organization United Negro College Fund for his work with the organization for more than 25 years.

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Barbara Feldon
6
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bethel Park
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Hope Lange
(Actress)
Hope Lange
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Redding, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 19, 2003
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F. Lee Bailey
7
Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 3, 2021
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Debra Paget
(Actress)
Debra Paget
7
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
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Shari Lewis
(Former Children's puppeteer and cheerful TV personality whose character's, Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse)
Shari Lewis
8
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: August 2, 1998
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Philip Roth
(One of the Most Awarded American Writers of His Generation)
Philip Roth
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 22, 2018

Philip Roth was a novelist and short-story writer best remembered for creating the fictional character Nathan Zuckerman, who featured in many of his novels. The recipient of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize, he also received the inaugural Franz Kafka Prize. Roth was one of the most awarded American writers of his generation. Born a Jew, he became an atheist later on.

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Jean-Paul Belmondo
(French Actor Who Helped Shape European Cinema)
Jean-Paul Belmondo
10
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: September 6, 2021

Jean-Paul Belmondo was a French actor and producer who ruled the French film industry as an actor for many years between the 1960s and 1990s. An influential and important actor of French cinema, Belmondo also played a prominent role in shaping European cinema. Widely regarded as an icon and national treasure, Jean-Paul Belmondo won many awards including a César Award.  

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Fred Haise
(American Astronaut Who Became the Sixth Person to Walk on the Moon)
Fred Haise
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States

Fred Haise is an American retired engineer, NASA astronaut, and test pilot. He also served as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps. He was part of Apollo 13 and is one of 24 astronauts to have flown to the Moon. Fred Haise is the recipient of prestigious awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.