Famous People Born In 1950

Discover the most famous people born in 1950. The list includes people like Narendra Modi, Steve Wozniak, Bill Murray, Stevie Wonder, Randy Quaid and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, guitarists and journalists born in 1950. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Canada and many more countries.
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Stevie Wonder
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)
Stevie Wonder
65
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

American singer and songwriter, Stevie Wonder, is one of most influential and the best-selling musicians of all time. That Girl, Gotta Have You, I Just Called to Say I Love You, Part-Time Lover and Happy Birthday are some of his chartbuster songs. He has won many awards and accolades, including 25 Grammy Awards.

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Bill Murray
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Deadpan Delivery)
Bill Murray
49
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States

Famous American actor, Bill Murray, began as a comedic performer and gained fame with the variety show, Saturday Night Live, and movies, Caddyshack and Ghostbusters. Later, his seriocomic roles in movies like Rushmore, Lost in Translation and St. Vincent earned him rave reviews. The actor has also lent his voice to many animation movies like Garfield and The Jungle Book.

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Tom Petty
(Rock Singer, Guitarist)
Tom Petty
57
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
Died: October 2, 2017

A rock icon and creator of sprit-lifting songs, Thomas Earl Petty was one of the defining musicians of the 1970s and the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Writing songs and creating music up till his last breath, Petty is noted for positivity and self- liberation themed songs, a rarity in rock music.

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Karen Carpenter
(Singer & Drummer Known for Her Distinctive Three-Octave Contralto Vocal Range)
Karen Carpenter
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 4, 1983

One half of the popular musical duo The Carpenters, Karen Carpenter was an American drummer and singer. Her death at age 32 and life-long struggles with eating disorders led to increased awareness of conditions like anorexia and body dysmorphia, which were little-known at the time. In 2010, Carpenter was named on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers of all time list.

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Steve Wozniak
(Co-Founder of Apple Inc.)
Steve Wozniak
34
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Widely recognized as one of the two important pioneers of the personal computer revolution, Steve Wozniak is credited with co-founding Apple Inc. along with Steve Jobs. Not surprisingly, he has been described as one of the men that changed the course of history through technology. Apart from being a programmer and technology entrepreneur, Steve Wozniak is also a well-known philanthropist.

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Richard Branson
(British Business Tycoon and the Founder of the 'Virgin Group')
Richard Branson
60
Listed In: Aviation
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, Engand

Richard Branson is an English business magnate. The founder of Virgin Group Ltd., which controls over 400 companies, Branson was named on Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in The World. Branson has also had a major impact as a philanthropist; he set up a charitable organization called Branson School of Entrepreneurship to provide entrepreneurial training to youngsters.

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William H. Macy
24
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Miami, Florida

William H. Macy is a popular American actor whose career has spanned more than four decades. Apart from being an actor and director, Macy is also an avid woodturner, serving as an inspiration to several woodturners in the country. He also works closely with a nonprofit charitable organization called United Cerebral Palsy, serving as its national ambassador.

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Dr. Phil McGraw
(Television Host)
Dr. Phil McGraw
84
Listed In: Talk Show Hosts
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vinita, Oklahoma
Phil McGraw, or Dr. Phil, is a well-known psychologist and TV personality. He gained fame with his frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and then launched his advice show Dr. Phil. He owns the charity Dr. Phil Foundation and has a “star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Robbie Coltrane
(Actor)
Robbie Coltrane
11
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rutherglen, Scotland

Robbie Coltrane is a Scottish actor, writer, and comedian best known for playing Rubeus Hagrid in the popular Harry Potter movie series. Coltrane has also played important roles in other popular movies like GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough. Over the years, Robbie Coltrane has won several prestigious awards, such as the British Academy Television Awards.

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Agnetha Faltskog
(Member of the Pop Group 'ABBA')
Agnetha Faltskog
37
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Swedish singer Agnetha Fältskog was part of the iconic pop group ABBA, along with her husband, Bjorn Ulvaeus. After the group disbanded, Fältskog launched a solo career and also appeared in a film. She released an album in 2004, after a 16-year hiatus, and then again in 2013.
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Martin Short
(Canadian-American Actor, Comedian and Singer)
Martin Short
15
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Actor/comedian Martin Short is best known for his work on the shows SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has also appeared in movies such as Father of the Bride and voiced characters in films such as Madagascar 3. He earned a Tony for his performance in the play Little Me.
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Natalie Cole
(Singer)
Natalie Cole
18
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: December 31, 2015
R&B and pop singer Natalie Cole, daughter of jazz pianist and singer Nat King Cole, is known for hits such as Inseparable and her cover of Pink Cadillac. The nine-time Grammy-winning artist soared to fame with the album Unforgettable... with Love, which sold more than 7 million copies.
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Jay Leno
(Comedian, Writer and Host of the NBC Show ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’)
Jay Leno
20
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Emmy-winning stand-up comedian Jay Leno is best known for his shows The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jay Leno Show, both on NBC. The Television Hall of Fame inductee is also an avid car collector and is associated with several charitable initiatives, such as the Love Ride.
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Peter Gabriel
(Musician & Singer)
Peter Gabriel
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chobham, Surrey, England

Man of Peace recipient and six-time Grammy-winner Peter Gabriel was the lead singer of Genesis but switched to a solo career in 1977. He co-founded the first online music download platform, OD2, and the WOMAD festival, apart from contributing to human rights, with groups such as Witness and The Elders.

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Markie Post
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Terri Michaels’ in the TV Series ‘The Fall Guy’)
Markie Post
34
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
Died: August 7, 2021

Markie Post is an American actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as The Fall Guy, Night Court, and Hearts Afire. Before starting her acting career, Markie Post worked on game shows. She worked as an associate producer for Double Dare, which ran from 1976 to 1977. Markie Post has also voiced animated characters like June Darby.

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David Cassidy
(Actor & Singer Best Known for His Role of ‘Keith Partridge’ in the Musical Sitcom, ‘The Partridge Family’')
David Cassidy
16
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 21, 2017

Actor-singer and teen idol David Cassidy soared to fame with his iconic role of Keith Partridge in the long-running musical sitcom The Partridge Family. Known for hits such as Cherish and Daydreamer, he was often mobbed by girls in his youth. He spent his later life struggling with alcoholism and dementia.

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Julius Erving
(Basketball player)
Julius Erving
8
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States
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Ron Perlman
26
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States

Ron Perlman went on to become a successful actor and voice actor despite suffering from low self-image during his formative years. Apart from being active as an actor, Ron Perlman is also actively involved in the political affairs of the United States. His criticisms directed towards President Donald Trump have inspired a series of internet memes.

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Bernie Taupin
(British Songwriter Best Known for His Long-Term Partnership with Musician Elton John)
Bernie Taupin
14
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Lyricist Bernie Taupin is best known for his collaboration with Elton John for over 30 albums. Their works include the iconic hit Candle in the Wind. Taupin has also had a successful solo career and has performed with the band Farm Dogs. He has also exhibited his original artwork.

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William Hurt
14
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: March 13, 2022
William Hurt was best known for his Academy Award-winning portrayal in the film Kiss of the Spider Woman. He also delivered stellar performances in Children of a Lesser God and A History of Violence. He was a skilled Shakespearean theater actor and played Thunderbolt Ross in various Marvel films.
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Ed Harris
(Film actor)
Ed Harris
14
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
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Cybill Lynne Shepherd
(Actress and Singer)
Cybill Lynne Shepherd
18
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Cybill Shepherd is best known for her roles in films such as The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, and Alice. Fans also loved her for her Golden Globe-winning portrayals of Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes in the series Moonlighting and Cybill Sheridan in the sitcom Cybill. She is a follower of goddess-worshipping Paganism.
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Morgan Fairchild
(Actress)
Morgan Fairchild
13
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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Zaha Hadid
(Architect)
Zaha Hadid
30
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baghdad
Died: March 31, 2016
Baghdad-born British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid is best remembered for her revolutionary and modern architectural designs, that involved abstraction and relied on curves. She won the Stirling Prize and was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize. She designed the Guangzhou Opera House and Rome's MAXXI Museum, among other marvels.
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Peter Frampton
(Musician & Singer)
Peter Frampton
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bromley, England
Rock guitarist Peter Frampton made the talk-box guitar effect his signature style. Known for hits such as Breaking All the Rules and Baby, I Love Your Way, he performed with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. His album Frampton Comes Alive! sold over 8 million copies in the U.S.
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Narendra Modi
(14th Prime Minister of India)
Narendra Modi
209
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vadnagar, Gujarat, India

The 14th PM of India, Narendra Modi, created history when he became the first prime minister outside of the Congress party to win two consecutive terms with a full majority; he achieved this feat in 2019. From Bharatiya Janata Party worker to India’s PM, Modi’s journey is remarkable. However, he’s been plagued by controversies too, including the handling of 2002 Gujarat riots.

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Debbie Allen
(Actress Best Known for Her Work in the Musical-Drama Television Series 'Fame')
Debbie Allen
19
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Debbie Allen is an actress, dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter.  She appeared in the musical-drama TV series Fame and also worked as the series’ principal choreographer. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards. She runs the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles and is a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. 

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Juan Gabriel
(Singer)
Juan Gabriel
28
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Parácuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
Died: August 28, 2016
Regarded by many as Mexico’s Elvis Presley, singer Juan Gabriel sold more than 60 million records, while his songs have been translated to languages such as Japanese and French. Though never married, he had six children, two of them with his domestic employees. Interestingly, some tabloids suggested he was gay.
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John Hughes
(American Filmmaker Known for His Coming-Of-Age Teen Comedy Films with Honest Depictions of Suburban Teenage Life)
John Hughes
19
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Died: August 6, 2009

Largely known for popularizing the teen movie genre in the 1980s, John Hughes had dropped out of university to work as an ad copywriter and then a comedy writer. He soared to fame with his stories in National Lampoon magazine and then directed many films of the National Lampoon franchise.

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Chuck Schumer
(Politician)
Chuck Schumer
71
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Steven Van Zandt
(Singer-Songwriter, Actor and a Member of 'Bruce Springsteen’s E Street' Band)
Steven Van Zandt
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States

Steven Van Zandt is an American singer, musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and activist. Steven is renowned for his association with E Street Band. As a member of the band, Steven was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Steven works with a nonprofit organization called Little Kids Rock.

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Wendie Malick
(Actress Known for Her Roles in the HBO Sitcom ‘Dream On’ and NBC Sitcom 'Just Shoot Me!')
Wendie Malick
17
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

Wendie Malick is an American actress known for playing important roles in several television comedies, such as Dream On, Hot in Cleveland, and Just Shoot Me! Also an ardent supporter of the Democratic Party, Wendie Malick often donates to the party's political organizations, causes, and candidates.

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Huey Lewis
(Songwriter, Actor & Lead Singer for the Band 'Huey Lewis and the News')
Huey Lewis
13
Birthdate: 5th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Huey Lewis is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with forming the popular rock band, Huey Lewis and the News, which contributed to the soundtrack of the film Back to the Future. Apart from writing many of the band's songs, Huey Lewis also plays the harmonica and serves as the lead singer for his band.

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Marcheline Bertrand
(American Actress and Former Wife of Actor ‘Jon Voight’)
Marcheline Bertrand
16
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, United States
Died: January 27, 2007

Marcheline Bertrand was an American actress. The former wife of Jon Voight and the mother of Angelina Jolie, Marcheline Bertrand had a brief acting career. She had a greater impact as a humanitarian as she co-founded an organization called All Tribes Foundation in an attempt to provide economic and cultural benefits to Native Americans.

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Gabriel Byrne
(One of Ireland's Greatest Film Actors)
Gabriel Byrne
6
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Walkinstown, Dublin, Ireland
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne is best known for his Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated role of Dr. Paul Weston in the series In Treatment. He has also been part of movies such as Stigmata and End of Days. He is also a seasoned theater actor and has narrated several audiobooks.
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Julie Walters
(Actress)
Julie Walters
15
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Smethwick
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Billy Ocean
(Recording Artist)
Billy Ocean
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fyzabad

Billy Ocean is a recording artist who achieved popularity in the 1980s when he became the most famous Trinidad–British R&B singer. Over the years, he has also been one of the most prominent supporters of the Rastafari movement. In the 2020 New Year Honours, Billy Ocean was appointed MBE for services to music.

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Rajinikanth
(Indian Actor Who Works Predominantly in Tamil Cinema)
Rajinikanth
39
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, Rajinikanth had humble beginnings and had even worked as a coolie and a bus conductor in his younger days. Starting his career with minor plays, he had phenomenal success in Tamil movies and grew up to be one of India’s greatest superstars, earning the nickname Thalaiva.

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Jeff Conaway
(Actor)
Jeff Conaway
10
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 27, 2011
 40 
Victoria Principal
(Actress & Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Pamela Barnes Ewing’ on the American Primetime TV Series ‘Dallas’)
Victoria Principal
20
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
Victoria Principal is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated performances as Pamela Ewing in the soap Dallas and as Maria Elena in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. She owns a production company and a skincare brand. She has also written three bestselling books on beauty.
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Teddy Pendergrass
(Singer)
Teddy Pendergrass
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingstree, South Carolina, USA
Died: January 13, 2010
 42 
Howard Rollins
(Actor)
Howard Rollins
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 8, 1996
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Jane Pauley
(TV Host)
Jane Pauley
25
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Suzi Quatro
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Suzi Quatro
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Amy Madigan
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Field of Dreams’ and ‘The Lucky Spot’)
Amy Madigan
7
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Amy Madigan is best known for her Academy Award-nominated role of Sunny Mackenzie-Sobel in Twice in a Lifetime and her Golden Globe-winning role of Sarah Weddington in the TV film Roe vs. Wade. She has also appeared in Broadway and off-Broadway stage productions, such as A Streetcar Named Desire.
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Charles Krauthammer
(Political Columnist Who Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his columns in 'The Washington Post')
Charles Krauthammer
11
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 21, 2018

Best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning column in The Washington Post, Fox News commentator and political expert Charles Krauthammer was also a qualified psychiatrist. He was rendered paralyzed from the waist down at 22, after an accident while studying medicine at Harvard, but completed his degree nevertheless.

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Ann Wilson
(Musician, Singer)
Ann Wilson
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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John Matuszak
(American Football Defensive End and Actor)
John Matuszak
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 17, 1989
 49 
Franco Harris
(American Football Player)
Franco Harris
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Dix, New Jersey, USA
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Bruce Boxleitner
(Best Known for His Roles in TV Series ‘How the West Was Won’ and ‘Bring 'Em Back Alive’)
Bruce Boxleitner
6
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Elgin, Illinois, United States

The American actor, who shot to fame following his success in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring 'Em Back Alive and Scarecrow and Mrs King, starred in Babylon 5 films. Bruce William Boxleitner is also known for his comic roles. He appeared in video games and is credited as the author of two science fiction novels.