Famous People Born In 1951

Discover the most famous people born in 1951. The list includes people like Ben Carson, Robin Williams, Jesse Ventura, Kurt Russell, Mark Harmon and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, guitarists, composers and journalists born in 1951. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Canada and many more countries.
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Robin Williams
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Roles in 'Mork & Mindy ', 'Popeye' and 'Good Will Hunting')
Robin Williams
191
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 11, 2014

One of the finest comedians of all time, Robin Williams began his career as a stand-up comedian and soon moved to act in television and films. Though widely recognised for his comedic skills, the immensely talented Williams proved his versatility by taking up and successfully performing more serious roles in films like Good Will Hunting and The Fisher King.

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Michael Keaton
(American Actor Best Known for Portraying Superhero 'Batman' in the films 'Batman' and 'Batman Returns')
Michael Keaton
34
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kennedy Township, Pennsylvania, United States

As an actor, Michael Keaton gained international fame after playing the title character in Batman and its sequel Batman Returns. A vastly experienced actor, Michael Keaton serves as a visiting scholar at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. He has supported PETA, asking tourists not to exploit animals, although he is an avid fisherman.

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Ben Carson
(U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development (2017 – 2021))
Ben Carson
98
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is credited with many pioneering neurosurgical procedures. He became a Library of Congress “Living Legend” and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He later contested in the 2016 presidential primaries, has authored numerous books, was a Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and earned 60 honorary doctorates.

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Mark Hamill
(Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Luke Skywalker' in the 'Star Wars' Film Series)
Mark Hamill
40
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

A popular American actor, Mark Hamill became a teen idol after playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie series. He then went on to become a prolific voice actor, contributing immensely to animated films by voicing such characters as The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, Skips in Regular Show, and Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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Kurt Russell
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

From being a successful child artist, Kurt Russell became a huge Disney teen star, then smoothly transitioned into more mature roles and gained recognition with television biographical movie, Elvis. The filmography of this charismatic movie star, today, has a series of blockbuster, critically applauded and award winning movies like Escape from New York, Backdraft, The Thing, Tombstone and Miracle

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Mark Harmon
(Actor Best Known for His Lead Role in the CBS TV Series 'NCIS')
Mark Harmon
18
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States

Versatile stage and screen actor Mark Harmon is best known for his work in television series, St. Elsewhere and NCIS, and television film, The Deliberate Stranger. Initially a footballer, Harmon considered a career in law and advertising before eventually entering the world of acting. His big break came with the television movie, Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years

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Kirstie Alley
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rebecca Howe’ in the TV Series ‘Cheers’)
Kirstie Alley
42
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: December 5, 2022

Kirstie Alley graduated from being an interior designer to participating in game shows, and then stepped into showbiz. She is known for her rib-tickling comedy and her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Rebecca Howe in Cheers. She was also part of Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Big Brother.

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Lynda Carter
(American Actress, Singer and Winner of Miss World USA 1972)
Lynda Carter
39
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Lynda Carter is an American actress, model, singer-songwriter, and beauty pageant titleholder. A former Miss World USA, Lynda Carter's acting career is largely defined by her portrayal of comic book fictional superheroine, Wonder Woman, in the eponymous live-action television series. Over the years, Carter has also been an ardent advocate of LGBT rights.

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Phil Collins
(Drummer & Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Genesis')
Phil Collins
63
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chiswick, Middlesex, London, United Kingdom

Phil Collins is best known for his work with the popular rock band Genesis. Having sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Phil is one of three recording artists who have sold more than 100 million records both as principal members of a band and as solo artists.

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Sting
(Musician & Singer)
Sting
48
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wallsend, England

Sting is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Police, Sting played an important role in the band's success from 1977 to 1984 during which he served as the band's bassist, lead singer, and principal songwriter. Also known for his work as an activist, Sting has shown interest in political and social issues.

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Dale Earnhardt
(One of the Greatest Drivers in NASCAR History)
Dale Earnhardt
20
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 18, 2001

Dale Earnhardt was an American stock car driver who raced in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from 1975 to 2001. Considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of NASCAR, Earnhardt won 76 Winston Cup races and seven Winston Cup championships in an illustrious career spanning 40 years. In 2010, he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Beverly D’Angelo
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Beverly D’Angelo is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated performance as Patsy Cline in the biographical film Coal Miner's Daughter and her Emmy-nominated role as Stella Kowalski in the TV film A Streetcar Named Desire. Fans also loved her as Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon's Vacation movie franchise.
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Jeanine Pirro
(American Conservative Television Host and A Former New York State Judge)
Jeanine Pirro
34
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States

Jeanine Pirro is an American TV host and author. Over the years, she has made important contributions to The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, a syndicated morning talk show. As a former prosecutor and New York State judge, Jeanine Pirro played an important role in several cases involving crimes against the elderly and domestic abuse.

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Luther Vandross
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 1, 2005

Luther Vandross was an American record producer and singer-songwriter. As a background vocalist, Vandross contributed to the success of several songs recorded by artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Judy Collins. Regarded as a singer with one of the greatest voices in recorded history, Luther Vandross' works have influenced many artists like D'Angelo, Jaheim, Ne-Yo, John Legend, and Usher.

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John Deacon
(Musician)
John Deacon
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Listed In: Bassists
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oadby, United Kingdom
Former Queen bass guitarist and songwriter John Deacon contributed to some of the most popular hits of the band, such as I Want to Break Free and Another One Bites the Dust. He was the last member to enter the band, and the “quietest.” He retired in 1997.
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Jane Seymour
(Known for Her Role as ‘Emma Callon’ in the TV Series ‘The Onedin Line’)
Jane Seymour
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hayes, Middlesex, England

Jane Seymour is a British-American actress who was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for service to drama. Over the years, Seymour has also played a major role as a celebrity ambassador for a national non-profit organization called Childhelp, which works towards helping victims of child abuse and neglect.

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John Mellencamp
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His singles ‘Jack & Diane’, ‘Hurts So Good’ and ‘Crumblin' Down’)
John Mellencamp
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seymour, Indiana, United States

John Mellencamp, also known as Johnny Cougar and John Cougar, has earned 13 Grammy nominations, winning one. He co-founded Farm Aid and helped raise funds for farmers through concerts. With 22 Top 40 hits in his kitty, he has also held painting exhibitions and acted in and directed movies.

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Sally Ride
(The First American Woman and The Third Woman in Space)
Sally Ride
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 23, 2012
Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride was the first American woman and the youngest American astronaut to enter space. Following her death, it was revealed that she had been in a 27-year lesbian relationship with tennis player and professor Tam O'Shaughnessy. Sally herself was a ranked junior tennis player, too.
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Cassandra Peterson
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas
Cassandra Peterson is best known for her iconic character Elvira, from the show Elvira's Movie Macabre and the film Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. She made Elvira a cult figure, with her Gothic appearance and her signature low-cut black dress. She inspired Elvira-themed novels, games, calendars, and comic books. 
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Lou Ferrigno
(Retired Professional Bodybuilder and Actor Known for his Titular Role in the TV series ‘The Incredible Hulk’)
Lou Ferrigno
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Lou Ferrigno is an American actor and retired professional bodybuilder. Also known as the original hulk, Ferrigno is best known for playing the title role on CBS's television series The Incredible Hulk. After having won Mr. America and Mr. Universe titles, Ferrigno's attempt to beat Schwarzenegger at the Mr. Olympia competition formed the subject of a documentary titled Pumping Iron.

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Anjelica Huston
(Actress Known for her Performance in 'Prizzi's Honor' and Daughter of Director John Huston)
Anjelica Huston
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Born to actor-director John Huston and ballerina Enrica Soma, Anjelica Huston was no stranger to the world of entertainment as a child. Initially a model, she later became full-time actor and won an Academy Award for her role in Prizzi's Honor. She later became a regular in Wes Anderson’s films.

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Stellan Skarsgård
(One of the Most Versatile and Influential Actors of His Generation)
Stellan Skarsgård
34
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

One of the most decorated and popular Swedish actors of all time, Stellan Skarsgård has made quite an impact in Hollywood. Skarsgård is also known for his interesting take on religion. A non-religious artist, he condemns the Bible and the Quran as violent. In 2009, he joined other non-religious personalities in writing an article explaining the importance of secularity.

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Karen Allen
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Marion Ravenwood’ in the Film ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’)
Karen Allen
10
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Carrollton, Illinois, United States
Karen Allen is best known as Marion Ravenwood from the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. She has also performed on Broadway and directed both stage and screen projects. She now owns a textile company, and spends her time teaching at a college and knitting.
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Jean Smart
(Actress)
Jean Smart
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

Active in the field of entertainment for over 40 years, actress Jean Smart began her career in regional theater. After finding much fame as a stage actress, she started taking up TV and film roles as well. She has given many critically acclaimed performances and is the winner of three Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Crystal Gayle
(Country Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her 1977 Hit Single 'Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue')
Crystal Gayle
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paintsville, Kentucky, United States
Country-pop crossover singer Crystal Gayle is best known for her Billboard-topping track Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue and her Hot 100-charting single Talking in Your Sleep. She also gained fame for her signature floor-length hair and was named to Country Music Television’s 40 Greatest Women of Country Music.
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Rush Limbaugh
(Conservative Political Commentator and Host of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show')
Rush Limbaugh
86
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Died: February 17, 2021
Mostly known for his controversial comments on the LGBT community, sexual consent, and climate change, Rush Limbaugh has hosted The Rush Limbaugh Show, one of the highest-rated in the U.S. He has also hosted a TV show, written several books, including two bestsellers, and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom
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Mick Mars
(Guitarist and Co-Founder of the Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe')
Mick Mars
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Listed In: Guitarists
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Mick Mars gained fame as the guitarist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe and came to be known for his aggressive style of playing the instrument. He has also written songs for bands such as Crashdïet. He has suffered from ankylosing spondylitis since his teenage years. 
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Pam Dawber
(Actress)
Pam Dawber
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Pam Dawber is an American actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as Mork & Mindy and My Sister Sam. Apart from being an actress, Dawber serves as a national spokeswoman for a non-profit organization called Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which is one of the largest and oldest youth mentoring organizations in the country.

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Cheryl Ladd
(Actress)
Cheryl Ladd
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Huron, South Dakota, USA
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Tommy Hilfiger
(American Fashion Designer and Founder of ‘Tommy Hilfiger Corporation’)
Tommy Hilfiger
13
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States

Thomas Jacob Hilfiger, better known as Tommy Hilfiger, is a legendary fashion designer who has gained worldwide fame with his eponymous fashion line. He had begun his career with the fashion chain People's Place. His brand is now owned by Phillips-Van Heusen, though he remains its chief designer.

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Richard Thomas
(Best Known for His Role as ‘John-Boy Walton’ in the TV Series ‘The Waltons’)
Richard Thomas
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Richard Thomas is best known for his Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of John-Boy Walton in The Waltons. He also played significant roles in the 1990s’ miniseries It and the spy thriller series The Americans. A talented stage actor, he played Ebenezer Scrooge in A Musical Christmas Carol.
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Joey Ramone
(Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones)
Joey Ramone
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: April 15, 2001
Joey Ramone revolutionized punk rock with his band the Ramones. He was known for his distinctive hiccups, croons, and snarls, which he incorporated in his songs. He was also part of the activist group Artists United Against Apartheid. He died at 49, after a 7-year struggle with lymphoma.
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Barry Van Dyke
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Barry Van Dyke is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan in the popular crime drama television series Diagnosis: Murder. The son of Dick Van Dyke, Barry followed in the footsteps of his father and went on to work in several TV series alongside his famous father.

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Chrissie Hynde
(Musician and Lead Vocalist, Guitarist, and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band ‘Pretenders’)
Chrissie Hynde
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Listed In: Rock Singers
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Chrissie Hynde, founding member, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the rock band The Pretenders, previously performed with The Frenchies. A follower of Vaishnavism and the hippie counterculture, Hynde is also a staunch vegetarian, fights for animal rights, and once owned a vegan restaurant. She has also authored an autobiography.
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Tony Danza
(American Actor Known for Co-starring in the Television Series Taxi And Who’s the Boss?)
Tony Danza
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Geoffrey Rush
(Actor)
Geoffrey Rush
17
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toowoomba, Australia
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Ace Frehley
(Co-founder and Former Lead Guitarist of the American Rock Band ‘Kiss’)
Ace Frehley
2
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Ace Frehley is an American songwriter and musician. He is credited with co-founding the rock band Kiss, for which he served as the original lead guitarist. Renowned for his aggressive guitar-playing style, Frehley was named in Guitar World magazine's Greatest Metal Guitarist of All Time list. He is also popular for playing guitars that emit smoke to create special effects.

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Roberto Durán
(Former Boxer from Panama Who Was a World Champion in 4 Categories)
Roberto Durán
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guararé, Panama

Retired Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán had a 32-match winning streak before losing to Esteban De Jesús. Raised in the slums, he joined a gym as an 8-year-old. His punching style earned him the nickname Hands of Stone. He was a world champion in the lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight, and middleweight categories.

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Stephen Root
(Known as the Voices of ‘Bill Dauterive’ and ‘Buck Strickland’ in the Animated Series ‘King of the Hill’)
Stephen Root
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Stephen Root is an American actor whose performance in the TV series Barry earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Also renowned for his voice acting skills, Stephen Root has contributed immensely to the success of several animated TV series, such as King of the Hill. Films that highlight his voice acting skills include Finding Nemo and Ice Age.

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Bob Geldof
(Lead Singer of The Irish Rock Band 'The Boomtown Rats')
Bob Geldof
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Irish singer Bob Geldof gained fame as part of the rock band Boomtown Rats, which delivered hits such as Rat Trap. He formed the charity supergroup Band Aid and organized concerts to eradicate poverty in Africa. He also appeared as Pink in the movie Pink Floyd – The Wall.
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Steve Prefontaine
(American Long-Distance Runner)
Steve Prefontaine
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Listed In: Athletes
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coos Bay, Oregon, United States
Died: May 30, 1975

Long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine had competed in only one Olympic, finishing fourth in the 5000m race in Munich. However, he had begun breaking records since high school and excelled in cross-country running. His tragic death in a car accident after attending a party ended his life and his sports dreams.

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Bonnie Tyler
(Singer Known for Her Distinctive Husky Voice and Debut Album 'The World Starts Tonight')
Bonnie Tyler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skewen, Neath, Wales

Known for her signature raspy voice and blonde locks, Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler soared to fame with her Billboard-charting track It's a Heartache. The 3-time Grammy-nominated singer has previously also sung for the UK at Eurovision. She is also a philanthropist and invests in property, too.

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Patricia Richardson
(American television actress)
Patricia Richardson
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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Treat Williams
(American Actor Known for His Performances in Films, Series, and Theater)
Treat Williams
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rowayton, Connecticut, United States

Best known for his Golden Globe-nominated performance as George Berger in the musical comedy-drama Hair, American actor Treat Williams has also gained fame as Dr. Andy Brown in the series Everwood. The versatile actor has also had success on Broadway and has appeared in TV films such as A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Phyllis Smith
(Actress and Casting Associate Best Known for Her Role as ‘Phyllis Vance’ in the TV Series ‘The Office’)
Phyllis Smith
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Phyllis Smith is an American actress best known for portraying Phyllis Vance in the popular mockumentary TV series, The Office, for which she received a couple of Screen Actors Guild Awards. Also known for her skills as a voice actress, Smith was honored with the prestigious Annie Award for voicing Sadness in the 2015 computer-animated comedy film, Inside Out.

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Debra Jo Rupp
(Actress)
Debra Jo Rupp
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glendale, California
Debra Jo Rupp is best known as Kitty Forman from That '70s Show and as Alice Knight-Buffay from Friends. She voiced Mary Lou Helperman in the series Teacher's Pet and its sequel movie, and has also delivered award-winning stage performances. Fans also loved her as Miss Patterson in Big.
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Lucie Arnaz
(American Actress, Singer and Daughter of Actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz)
Lucie Arnaz
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

The daughter of Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Lucie Arnaz went on to become an actress. Over the years, Lucie has played an important role in preserving her mother's legacy; from 2002 to 2007, she presided over the directors' board of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center. She also played a key role in promoting the Lucille Ball Festival of New Comedy.

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Dan Fogelberg
(Musician)
Dan Fogelberg
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: December 16, 2007
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Harry Hamlin
(Actor)
Harry Hamlin
7
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
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David Coverdale
(Singer-Songwriter and Founder of the Hard Rock Band 'Whitesnake')
David Coverdale
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Listed In: Rock Singers
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cleveland, England, United Kingdom
David Coverdale is the former lead vocalist of the rock band Deep Purple. He later went solo and then formed the hard rock band Whitesnake. His is part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has featured his second wife, Tawny Kitaen, in many of his videos.