Famous People Born In 1952

Discover the most famous people born in 1952. The list includes people like Vladimir Putin, Liam Neeson, Mr. T, Steven Seagal, Patrick Swayze 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 1952. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.
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Patrick Swayze
(Best Known For His Roles in the Films: 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost')
Patrick Swayze
90
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze, the American actor, dancer, singer and songwriter, was very popular during the 1980s. His movie the ‘Dirty Dancing’ catapulted him to stardom. Ghost was another of his hit films. Swayze died in September, 2009, at the age of 57 due to pancreatic cancer. His final role was that of a FBI Agent in the television series ‘The Beast’.

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Vladimir Putin
(President of Russia (2000 - 2008, Incumbent Since 2012))
Vladimir Putin
437
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

The current President of Russia, Vladimir Putin is a popular politician, with the highest approval rating of any leader in the world as of July 2020. As a high-level politician who has the support of his citizens, he is a powerful figure in world politics. He has been accused by human rights organizations of persecuting political critics and activists.

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Liam Neeson
(Northern Irish Actor Best Known for His Role as Oskar Schindler in 'Schindler's List')
Liam Neeson
61
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballymena

The recipient of multiple awards, actor Liam Neeson has been ranked among  the '100 Sexiest Stars in Film History'. One of the highest-grossing actors of all time, he first rose to prominence in the 1990s with his title role in the epic drama film Schindler's List. Since then, he has appeared in many other critically acclaimed films.

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Jeff Goldblum
44
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States

Having starred in some of the highest-grossing films, such as Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum is one of the most bankable actors of his generation. He has also had an impact on the American TV and theatre scene. Also a musician, Goldblum has a couple of studio albums to his credit. He is married to Emilie Livingston, 30 years his junior.

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Christopher Reeve
(Best Known for Playing the Titular Role in the Film 'Superman' & its Three Sequels)
Christopher Reeve
35
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 10, 2004

Christopher Reeve had a flying start to his acting career as he played the iconic Superman in four films. Unfortunately, he became a quadriplegic after suffering an accident at an equestrian competition. Despite the setback, he continued contributing to the film industry and also founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation as part of his charitable work.

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Mr. T
(Actor)
Mr. T
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Mr. T is best known as A. Baracus from The A-Team and Clubber Lang from Rocky III. Fans love his signature hairstyle and his gold jewelry, which he stopped wearing after Hurricane Katrina. His catchphrase “I pity the fool!" inspired a reality show. He has previously been a celebrity bodyguard.
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John Goodman
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Dan Conner’ in the TV Series ‘Roseanne’)
John Goodman
42
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Affton, Missouri, United States

Regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation, John Goodman has contributed to the success of many films and TV series over the years. He has also had a major impact as a humanitarian by appearing in many recovery commercials post-Hurricane Katrina. Once an alcoholic, Goodman has stayed sober since 2007, thereby inspiring many people struggling with alcoholism.

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Randy Savage
(One of the Greatest Pro Wrestlers Who Ever Lived)
Randy Savage
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Listed In: WWE Wrestlers
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: May 20, 2011
Macho Man Randy Savage, the WWF and WCW legend, had won 29 championships with 11 titles. Fans loved him for his over-the-top wrestling outfits, his catch phrase, "Oooh yeah!,” and his entrance music, Pomp and Circumstance. He was also a talented rapper and had appeared in many films and series. 
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Dan Aykroyd
(Actor & Comedian)
Dan Aykroyd
17
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian comedian, actor, musician, and filmmaker. He is credited with co-founding the popular blues and soul revivalist band The Blues Brothers along with legendary comedian John Belushi. The Blues Brothers was conceived as a musical sketch for Saturday Night Live; its popularity turned it into an actual band and was later made into a film.

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George Strait
(One of the Most Influential and Popular Recording Artists of All Time)
George Strait
35
Listed In: Country Singers
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poteet, Texas, United States

Country music singer, songwriter, and actor George Strait is regarded as one of the most influential recording artists of all time. Lovingly nicknamed the "King of Country", he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and is certified as the 12th-best selling artist in American history. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. 

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David Hasselhoff
(American Actor and TV Personality Who Holds a Guinness World Record as the Most Watched Man on TV)
David Hasselhoff
36
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

David Hasselhoff played the iconic role of Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch. He has also starred in The Young and The Restless and Knight Rider, judged on America’s Got Talent, released a music album, and appeared in Broadway musicals. He has a Guinness record for being the most-watched man on TV.

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Annie Potts
(Theater Actress, Film Actress)
Annie Potts
24
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Mandy Patinkin
(Actor and Singer)
Mandy Patinkin
17
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
From singing in synagogues as a teenager to winning a Tony Award for his performance as Che in the Broadway play Evita, Mandel Patinkin has come a long way. Fans also loved his portrayal of Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride and his Emmy-winning performance in Chicago Hope.
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Shigeru Miyamoto
(Video Game Designer, Artist)
Shigeru Miyamoto
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sonobe
Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto is the man behind games such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong. He has been the general manager and senior MD at Nintendo and now serves as its representative director and creative fellow. He avoids appearing on TV or giving autographs.
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Christine Baranski
(Known for her roles in The Bird Cage, The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife and its spin-off The Good Fight.)
Christine Baranski
28
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
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Isabella Rossellini
(Actress, Author and Philanthropist Known for Her Roles in Films: ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Death Becomes Her’)
Isabella Rossellini
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Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Italian-American actress Isabella Rossellini has made an important contribution to the American and Italian film industry. She has also appeared on stage, including an Off-Broadway production of The Stendhal Syndrome.  Also known for her involvement in conservation efforts, Rossellini serves as the director and president of the Howard Gilman Foundation, which focuses on the preservation of arts, photography, and wildlife.

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Paul Reubens
(Actor, Comedian & Writer Known for His Role as ‘Pee-wee Herman’ in Film ‘Pee-wee's Big Adventure’)
Paul Reubens
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Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
Died: July 30, 2023

Comedian Paul Reubens, or Pee-wee, began his career with the troupe The Groundlings. His popular stage show The Pee-wee Herman Show inspired the CBS show Pee-wee’s Playhouse; the movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure; and a Netflix film. His 1991 arrest due to indecent exposure changed his image to a great extent.

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Sharon Osbourne
(British-American Television Personality and Author Known for Her Talk Show ‘The Sharon Osbourne Show’)
Sharon Osbourne
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Listed In: TV Presenters
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brixton, South London, England
Heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, Sharon Osbourne is a music manager. She rejuvenated Ozzy’s career by organizing the Ozzfest tour. She was the star of the reality show The Osbournes, wrote several books, was a panelist on Loose Women, and judged America's Got Talent and The X Factor.
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Alfre Woodard
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films ‘Annabelle’ and the Remake of ‘The Lion King’)
Alfre Woodard
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Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Alfre Woodard is an American actress. Considered one of the most accomplished and versatile actresses of her generation, Woodard was named in The New York Times' The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century list in 2020. Also a political activist, Woodard is credited with founding Artists for a New South Africa, which aims at advancing equality in South Africa.

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Mickey Rourke
(Actor and Former Boxer)
Mickey Rourke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
An amateur boxer in his early days, Mickey Rourke later deviated to acting, mostly starring in action movies and thrillers. He went back to his former love, boxing, in 1991, only to retire in 1994. He then stunned his fans with his Academy Award-nominated role in The Wrestler.
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Annette O'Toole
(Actress)
Annette O'Toole
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Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States U.S.
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Harry Anderson
7
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died: April 16, 2018
Harry Anderson is best remembered for is Emmy-nominated role of Judge Harry Stone in Night Court and for his portrayal of Dave Barry in Dave's World. He was also a skilled magician and participated in magic shows such as Harry Anderson's Sideshow. He has also written several books.
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Neil Peart
(Best Known as the Drummer and Primary Lyricist of the Rock Band 'Rush')
Neil Peart
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Died: January 7, 2020

Neil Peart was a Canadian songwriter, author, and musician. Best known as the drummer of the popular rock band Rush, Peart was nicknamed The Professor for his technical proficiency. In 1983, Neil Peart became the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Modern Drummer publication's Readers Poll Hall of Fame.

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Michael McDonald
(Singer-Songwriter)
Michael McDonald
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Laura Branigan
(Singer)
Laura Branigan
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: August 26, 2004
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David Byrne
(American-Scottish musician)
David Byrne
15
Listed In: Rock Musicians
Birthdate: 14th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dumbarton, Scotland
Talking Heads lead vocalist and avant-garde musician David Byrne has won several awards, including the Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe. He has spoken at TED Talks, launched his own record label, and held visual arts exhibitions. He advocates for cycling and has mostly used a bike throughout his life.
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Carol Kane
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her Films: ‘Hester Street’, ‘Dog Day Afternoon’, ‘Annie Hall’, and ‘The Princess Bride’)
Carol Kane
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Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Carol Kane is an American comedian and actress known for her work across all three major acting mediums. Although she has appeared in several films and TV series in a career spanning more than 50 years, Kane is still remembered for one of her earliest TV roles; Simka Gravas from Taxi, which earned her two Emmy Awards.

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Marilu Henner
(Actress Best Known for Her Role in the Sitcom 'Taxi')
Marilu Henner
10
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Marilu Henner is best known as Elaine Nardo from the sitcom Taxi, a role that fetched her five Golden Globe nominations. She also appeared in movies such as Hammett and shows such as The Celebrity Apprentice. She has total recall memory and has spoken about it on various shows.
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Cyril Ramaphosa
(President of South Africa)
Cyril Ramaphosa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Soweto

Cyril Ramaphosa is a politician and the current president of South Africa. Also the president of South Africa's popular political party African National Congress (ANC), Ramaphosa played a key role during the nation's transition to democracy during which he served as ANC's chief negotiator. He also played a crucial role in ending apartheid and was considered Nelson Mandela's political heir.

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Joe Strummer
(Singer, Guitarist)
Joe Strummer
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Died: December 22, 2002
Joe Strummer is remembered for his memorable performances with the punk rock band The Clash, with whom he delivered hits such as London Calling and Train in Vain. He was known for his rebellious and politically charged lyrics. He also experimented with acting and hosted on a BBC radio show.
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Paul Stanley
(Co-Founder, Frontman, Rhythm Guitarist and Co-Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'Kiss')
Paul Stanley
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Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States

Singer, songwriter, and painter, Paul Stanley is best known for being a co-founder of the rock band Kiss. A rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band, he also wrote or co-wrote many of their hit songs. He has been ranked 18th on Hit Parader’s list of the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time.

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Imran Khan
(22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and Former Cricket Captain)
Imran Khan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Imran Khan is the former Prime Minister of Pakistan who was in office from 2018 to 2022. He is also the founder and chairman of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Before making an entry into politics, Imran Khan was an extremely popular international cricketer who led Pakistan to its first ever Cricket World Cup title in 1992. As a philanthropist, he established Pakistan’s first cancer hospital in Lahore.

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Frances Fisher
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Frances Fisher began as a theater actor before gaining fame with her portrayal of Deborah 'Red' Saxon in the soap The Edge of Night. She has played significant roles in movies such as Titanic, The Host, and True Crime, and has also starred in the series Resurrection and Watchmen.
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Mary McDonnell
(Actress best known for her roles in the films Dances with Wolves (1990), Independence Day (1996), Donnie Darko (2001))
Mary McDonnell
13
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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Douglas Adams
(Author of the BBC Radio Comedy Series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy")
Douglas Adams
16
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: May 11, 2001

English author, screenwriter, and essayist, Douglas Adams, is most remembered for his comedy science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. As a screenwriter, he wrote two stories for the TV series Doctor Who. He advocated for environmentalism and spoke about environmental issues in his non-fiction radio series Last Chance to See.

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Bill Belichick
(Head coach of the team New England Patriots of the NFL)
Bill Belichick
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Listed In: Coaches
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Jonathan Frakes
(Actor)
Jonathan Frakes
9
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA
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Benny Hinn
(Israeli Christian Televangelist and Host of the TV Show ‘This Is Your Day’)
Benny Hinn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Israeli televangelist Benny Hinn gained fame with his Miracle Crusades held in stadiums across major cities and broadcast worldwide on his show This Is Your Day. He incorrectly predicted twice that the world would end. He has also authored several books, such as Lord, I Need a Miracle.

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Hilary Farr
(Designer)
Hilary Farr
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto

Hilary Farr is a British-Canadian businesswoman, television host, designer, and former actress. Over the years, she has played an important role as a designer, renovating homes for celebrities like Jennifer Hudson and Jenna Elfman. In 2017, Hilary Farr co-founded a real estate investment seminar program called Rules of Renovation, which helps aspiring investors across North America.

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Pat Summitt
(American women's college basketball head coach)
Pat Summitt
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 28, 2016
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Susan Dey
(Actress)
Susan Dey
5
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pekin, Illinois, USA
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William Theodore Walton III
(American Television Sportscaster and Former Professional Basketball Player)
William Theodore Walton III
5
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Mesa, California, United States

William Theodore Walton III, popularly known as Bill Walton, is a former basketball player. In 1977, he helped the Portland Trail Blazers win an NBA championship and won another NBA championship in 1986 while playing for the Boston Celtics. In 1993, Walton was made an inductee to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Nile Rodgers
(Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Film score composer)
Nile Rodgers
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City
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Chazz Palminteri
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Chazz Palminteri is an American actor, playwright, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for playing Cheech in the 1994 black comedy crime film, Bullets over Broadway, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Also a restaurateur, Chazz Palminteri opened a restaurant named, 'Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano'in the USA.

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Michael Jeter
(Actor)
Michael Jeter
12
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA
Died: March 30, 2003
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Reginald VelJohnson
(Actor Best Known for his Police Officer Roles in Sitcom 'Family Matters' and Movies 'Die Hard' and 'Die Hard 2')
Reginald VelJohnson
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

Reginald VelJohnson gained fame for portraying policemen such as Carl Winslow in Family Matters and Sgt. Al Powell in the Die Hard franchise. Fans also loved him as Dash DeWitt in the series Hart of Dixie. In 2017, he had to “tweet” to dispel rumors of his death.

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Graham Greene
(Actor)
Graham Greene
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
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Lorna Luft
(Actresses)
Lorna Luft
15
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

The daughter of legendary American actress Judy Garland, Lorna Luft followed in her mother's footsteps to become an actress and singer. A cancer survivor who was also diagnosed with a brain tumor, Lorna Luft fought through her health issues and has since been serving as an inspiration to those struggling with similar health problems.

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Jack Wild
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor)
Jack Wild
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royton
Died: March 1, 2006
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Terry O'Quinn
(Actor)
Terry O'Quinn
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, U.S.