Famous People Born In 1943

Discover the most famous people born in 1943. The list includes people like Robert De Niro, Sharon Tate, George Harrison, Bobby Fischer, Keith Richards and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, journalists and guitarists born in 1943. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & France and many more countries.
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George Harrison
(Achieved Fame As the Lead Guitarist of the Beatles)
George Harrison
97
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: November 29, 2001

Gaining fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band, the Beatles, English musician, George Harrison, helped broaden the scope of popular music in the Western world. He was also successful as a solo performer and released many best-selling albums. He was named in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

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Robert De Niro
(One of the Best and Most Eccentric Actors of His Generation)
Robert De Niro
116
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States

Amongst the best actors of his generation, Robert De Niro is known for his exceptional method acting skills. His formidable acting talent has impressed audience and critics alike in movies like Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II and Meet the Parents. The talented actor has also been applauded for his directorial skills in A Bronx Tale and The Good Shepherd.

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Janis Joplin
(American Singer Known for Her Powerful Mezzo-Soprano Vocals)
Janis Joplin
76
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: October 4, 1970

Best known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice, Janis Joplin was one of the most successful rock stars of her era. Before dying at the age of 27, she achieved so much that Rolling Stone magazine included her in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list in 2004 and 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2008.

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Joe Pesci
(Known for Portraying Tough, Volatile Characters)
Joe Pesci
41
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
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Jim Morrison
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Doors')
Jim Morrison
96
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Died: July 3, 1971

Considered the prototypical rock star, Jim Morrison remains one of the most influential singer-songwriters, almost five decades after his death. Jim influenced the counterculture of the 1960s as he embodied the hippie counterculture rebellion. Due to his erratic performances and wild personality, he is regarded as one of the most iconic frontmen in rock history.

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Sharon Tate
(Actress - Murdered by Members of the 'Manson Family')
Sharon Tate
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Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 9, 1969

In the 1960s, Sharon Tate was one of Hollywood’s most promising actresses. She won a beauty pageant while still a teenager and soon started modelling and acting in films and television shows. Her big breakout film was Valley of the Dolls. At the age of 26, she was all set to welcome her first child when she was brutally murdered.

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Mick Jagger
(British Singer-Songwriter and Founding Member of the Rock Band 'Rolling Stones')
Mick Jagger
79
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dartford, England, United Kingdom

Mick Jagger is widely regarded as one of the most influential frontmen in rock & roll history. Known for his energetic performances on-stage and multiple relationships off-stage, Mick is frequently portrayed as a countercultural figure. He is an inductee to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame.

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Christopher Walken
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'The Deer Hunter', 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'Pulp Fiction’)
Christopher Walken
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Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States

Christopher Walken is one of the highest-grossing American actors as his films have generated over $1 billion in the US alone. He has a unique distinction of appearing in over 100 films and TV programs. A man of many talents, Christopher Walken is also known for his comedic, singing, screenwriting, directing, and dancing skills.

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John Denver
(Best Know for His Songs 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', and 'Annie's Song')
John Denver
42
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Died: October 12, 1997

John Denver was one of the highest-selling and most popular singers during the 1970s. He was known for folk, pop and country music. Some of his greatest songs are Take Me Home Country Roads, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders and Annie's Song. He died when a plane he was piloting crashed in California.

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Joe Namath
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Joe Namath
21
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States

Joe Namath is a former football player who was named on The Sporting News' 100 Greatest Football Players list in 1999. He established himself as a sports icon and a pop culture icon after guaranteeing a victory to his team, New York Jets, over the favorites, Baltimore Colts, and then helping his team win Super Bowl III against the Colts.

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Ben Kingsley
(English Actor Known for His Portrayal of ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ in the Film ‘Gandhi’)
Ben Kingsley
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Ben Kingsley is one of the most respected and decorated English actors of his generation. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Kingsley has played iconic characters in popular films, such as Gandhi. In 2002, he was appointed Knight Bachelor for services to the film industry. 

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Bobby Fischer
(American Chess Grandmaster and the Eleventh World Chess Champion)
Bobby Fischer
70
Listed In: Chess Players
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 17, 2008

Bobby Fischer began as a chess prodigy in his teens and went on to become the youngest "grandmaster," at 15. His participation in a politically controversial match in Yugoslavia led to the revocation of his U.S. passport and his arrest. He spent the final years of his life in Iceland.

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Jim Croce
(Folk and Rock Singer Best Known for His Third album 'You Don't Mess Around with Jim')
Jim Croce
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 20, 1973

Jim Croce was an American rock and folk singer-songwriter. At the peak of his popularity, Jim Croce died in a plane crash at age 30. Many of his works were released posthumously and achieved popularity. Jim Croce's music has been used in many popular films, such as The Hangover Part II, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Hobbs & Shaw.

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Joni Mitchell
(Famous for Her Studio Album 'Blue')
Joni Mitchell
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Macleod, Canada

Joni Mitchell is one of the most popular Canadian singer-songwriters. Widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, her songs reflect her feelings about joy, romance, disillusionment, and confusion. Apart from being a musician, Joni is also a visual artist who designs most of her album covers. In fact, she calls herself a painter derailed by circumstance.  

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Sam Shepard
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Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, United States
Died: July 27, 2017
Ten-time Obie Award-winning playwright, author, director, and actor Samuel Shepard had also won a Pulitzer Prize for the play Buried Child. He was also the drummer of the rock band The Holy Modal Rounders. Fans remember him for his Academy Award-nominated performance as Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff.
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R. L. Stine
(American Novelist Who was Best Known for His Horror Books for Children)
R. L. Stine
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Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Novelist and short-story writer R. L. Stine is popularly referred to as the "Stephen King of children's literature." He has published 100s of horror fiction novels and numerous joke books among others. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Inkpot Award. He is also a TV producer, screenwriter, and executive editor.

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Carly Simon
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Songs: ‘You're So Vain’, ‘Nobody Does It Better’ & ‘Let the River Run’)
Carly Simon
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Carly Simon began as part of the Simon Sisters, with her sister Lucy. She won a Grammy with her first album and has since delivered many chartbusting tracks, including Nobody Does It Better from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. She has also written several children’s books.
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Arthur Ashe
(The Only Black Man to Win the Singles Title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open)
Arthur Ashe
11
Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: February 6, 1993
Tennis player Arthur Ashe is best remembered for his three Grand Slam singles wins. He became the first Black player to be named to the U.S. Davis Cup team. He contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion during a bypass surgery and devoted his final years to AIDS awareness campaigns.
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Holland Taylor
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Acclaimed American actress and playwright, Holland Taylor is known for her performance in television series Two and a Half Men and The Practice and films like The Truman Show and Legally Blonde. The Emmy award winning actress, began her career working extensively in stage productions like The Cocktail Hour. Her other notable theatre performance is the solo play Ann.
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Chevy Chase
('Saturday Night Live's' First Breakout Star)
Chevy Chase
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Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lower Manhattan, New York, United States

Chevy Chase is often credited with the overall success of Saturday Night Live as he played a major role as the show's key cast member in the show's first season, thereby setting the pace for the show's eventual success. Apart from being an actor, he is also a popular comedian, producer, and screenwriter.

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Penny Marshall
(Actress)
Penny Marshall
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Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: December 17, 2018
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Christine McVie
(Singer-songwriter)
Christine McVie
11
Listed In: Keyboardists
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bouth, Lancashire, England
Died: November 30, 2022
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Wallace Shawn
(American Actor, Playwright, Essayist and Screenwriter)
Wallace Shawn
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Keith Richards
(Musician)
Keith Richards
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Keith Richards is a musician and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular rock bands ever, The Rolling Stones. Also a guitarist, he was ranked fourth on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 best guitarists list in 2011. Richards' look and characterization inspired the character of Captain Teague who appears in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

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Julio Iglesias
(Spanish Singer-Songwriter)
Julio Iglesias
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Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Legendary Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, father of singer Enrique Iglesias, won the first Guinness Diamond Disc for selling the most albums in the most languages ever. A Hall of Fame of Latin Composers inductee, he initially played for Real Madrid Castilla before an accident ended his football career.
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Hervé Villechaize
(Best Known for His Role in the James Bond Film 'The Man with the Golden Gun')
Hervé Villechaize
11
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 4, 1993

French-American actor Hervé Villechaize is best remembered for playing the evil henchman in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. Born with dwarfism, he was bullied at school for his condition. After initially working as an artist, painter and photographer, he ventured into acting. He was popular and much loved by the audience.

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Barry Manilow
(Best Known for His Hits "Could It Be Magic", "Mandy", "I Write the Songs")
Barry Manilow
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Grammy-winning artist Barry Manilow is best known for his tracks Mandy and I Write the Songs. He was initially a jingle writer/singer. Although he was previously in a heterosexual relationship with Susan Deixler, he later got the marriage annulled, came out as gay, and married his manager Garry Kief.
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Blythe Danner
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Isabelle Huffstodt’ in the TV Series ‘Huff’)
Blythe Danner
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Blythe Danner, mother of Gwyneth Paltrow, won two Emmys for playing Izzy in Huffstodt on Huff and a Tony for the play Butterflies Are Free. Fans loved her in Will & Grace, and Meet the Parents and its sequels. She works for oral cancer awareness and is an avid environmentalist.
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Malcolm McDowell
15
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Horsforth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Malcolm McDowell’s journey from selling coffee and waiting tables at his parents’ pub, to becoming a Hollywood veteran is truly inspirational. Best known as Alex DeLarge from Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, McDowell is loved for his villainous roles. He has also voiced characters in animated features and video games.

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Kurtwood Smith
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Lisbon, Wisconsin

Kurtwood Smith is an American actor known for playing important roles in popular films and TV series, such as RoboCop and That '70s Show. Also known for his work on stage, Smith has won three Drama-Logue Awards. Also a renowned voice actor, Kurtwood Smith has voiced popular characters in TV series like Men in Black: The Series and Batman Beyond.

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Roger Waters
(English Musician and Singer-songwriter)
Roger Waters
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Great Bookham, England

Co-founder of the rock band, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters is celebrated singer, songwriter and composer. Beginning his career with rhythm guitar, he initially served solely as a bassist in Pink Floyd before emerging as their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader. Later he left the group due to creative difference and embarked on his solo career, releasing numerous albums and singles

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Edward Herrmann
(American Actor, Director and Writer Known for His Miniseries ‘Eleanor and Franklin')
Edward Herrmann
7
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: December 31, 2014
Edward Herrmann is best remembered for his portrayal of Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls and Max in The Lost Boys. Fans also loved him as Franklin D. Roosevelt in Annie and Eleanor and Franklin. He had also narrated scores of shows on The History Channel and PBS, such as Nova.
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Joyce Meyer
(Author)
Joyce Meyer
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Listed In: Pastors
Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis
Charismatic Christian author, televangelist, and motivational speaker Joyce Meyer is the president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. She has written countless self-help and religious books, including The Penny: A Novel. She is also known for her widely broadcast TV program Enjoying Everyday Life. She owns many homes and a private jet.
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Gary Burghoff
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Radar O'Reilly’ in the TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
Gary Burghoff
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bristol, Connecticut, United States

Gary Burghoff is an American actor who is credited with originating the popular role of Charlie Brown in the 1967 Broadway musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is also known for originating the role of Walter Eugene O'Reilly in the 1970 black comedy war movie MASH and the popular TV series of the same name.

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Conchata Ferrell
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Berta’ in the TV Series ‘Two and a Half Men’)
Conchata Ferrell
21
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loudendale, West Virginia, United States
Died: October 12, 2020
Emmy-nominated actor Conchata Ferrell was best known for her portrayal of housekeeper Berta in Two and a Half Men. She began her career with the off-Broadway show The Sea Horse, which won her a Drama Desk and an Obie award. She had also appeared in Krampus and Erin Brockovich.
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Catherine Deneuve
(Actress and Singer)
Catherine Deneuve
13
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France

French actress Catherine Deneuve is considered one of the greatest European actresses. Beginning her career at the age of 12, she gained international prominence with her role in the movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. She is a 14-time César Award nominee and the recipient of a David di Donatello award. She is multilingual and speaks fluent French, Italian, and English.

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Tuesday Weld
(Actress)
Tuesday Weld
4
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Michael Palin
(Comedian, Actor)
Michael Palin
8
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Member of the comedy group Monty Python, Michael Palin received a CBE in 2000. His portrayal of Ken Pile in A Fish Called Wanda earned him a BAFTA award. He ranked 30th in The Comedians' Comedian poll, was a Royal Geographical Society president, and later turned into a travel documentarian.
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Oliver North
(Political Commentator and Television Host)
Oliver North
13
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Antonio
Former U.S. marine lieutenant Oliver North was convicted in the Iran-Contra case, which involved selling weapons to Iran illegally. After the charges were dropped, he hosted a radio talk show and War Stories with Oliver North. He has also been the president of the National Rifle Association
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Richard Wright (Musician)
(One of the Founders of the Progressive Rock Band ‘Pink Floyd’)
Richard Wright (Musician)
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hatch End, Middlesex, England
Died: September 15, 2008

Richard Wright was an English musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular band ,Pink Floyd, for which he also served as a vocalist and keyboardist. Wright contributed immensely to the success of Pink Floyd and his distinctive keyboard playing was a key component of the music produced by the band.

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Jerry Bruckheimer
(Film and Television Producer Best Known for His TV Series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ and ‘CSI: Miami’)
Jerry Bruckheimer
7
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is best known for his blockbuster films such as Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, and Enemy of the State, and the Beverly Hills Cop, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Bad Boys franchises. He has also produced TV series such as CSI and co-owns the ice-hockey team Seattle Kraken.
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Billie Jean King
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Billie Jean King
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Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Tennis legend Billie Jean King has won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles titles and 16 doubles titles. The former world no. 1 beat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973. She also founded the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation.
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Randy Newman
(Singer-songwriter & Pianist)
Randy Newman
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Paul Michael Glaser
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as ‘Detective Dave Starsky’ in the TV Series ‘Starsky & Hutch’)
Paul Michael Glaser
6
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Paul Michael Glaser is best known as Dave Starsky from the series Starsky & Hutch and as Jack Steeper from the series Third Watch. He has also directed films such as Kazaam. He has chaired the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, named after his first wife, who died of AIDS.
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Eric Idle
(Comedian)
Eric Idle
8
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Shields

Eric Idle is best known as a former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He was also part of the band The Rutles, a parody of The Beatles. Idle wrote the Tony-winning musical Spamalot and also performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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Jimmy Johnson
(American Former Football Coach and Sports Analyst)
Jimmy Johnson
12
Listed In: Coaches
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Jimmy Johnson, also known as “Jimmy Jumpup," led the Dallas Cowboys as their head coach and won two Super Bowls consecutively. He has also coached teams such as the Miami Dolphins and Oklahoma State. He is one of two NFL coaches to be inducted into the “Centennial Class.” 
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Bobby Sherman
7
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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Gale Sayers
(American Football Player)
Gale Sayers
10
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: September 23, 2020
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Cilla Black
(Singer)
Cilla Black
8
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 1, 2015
Priscilla Maria Veronica White, better known as Cilla Black, is best remembered for her chart-topping hits You're My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart. She had her own show, Cilia, and also acted as a comedy actor. She later presented shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.
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George Benson
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Composer, Jazz guitarist)
George Benson
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh