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Halle Berry
(Only African-American Woman To Win Oscar for Best Actress)
Halle Berry
152
Birthdate: August 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo

Halle Berry is one of the most popular actresses of the current generation. During the 2000s, she was one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses. Halle is also known for her activism for which she was honored with the 2006 Woman of The Year award by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. She also gets featured in several Sexiest Women lists.

 2 
Kid Cudi
(Rapper who Rose to Fame with His Debut Mixtape 'A Kid Named Cudi')
Kid Cudi
78
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Grammy-winning rapper Kid Cudi first came into public consciousness with his mixtape that made Kanye West sign him to his label. Kid delivered a double-platinum debut album, formed the band WZRD, and sold 16 million records in the U.S. He has also dabbled in acting and now owns a label.
 3 
Tracy Chapman
(Known for Her Hit Singles 'Fast Car', 'Talkin' 'bout a Revolution' and 'Baby Can I Hold You')
Tracy Chapman
54
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries

A four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, singer Tracy Chapman is best known for her hit single, Give Me One Reason. Interested in music from a young age, she learned to play multiple instruments as a child. She made her major-stage debut in 1985 and soon became a sensational hit. She is also known for her social activism.

 4 
Dolph Ziggler
(Professional Wrestler and Stand-Up Comedian)
Dolph Ziggler
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Wrestler Nicholas Theodore Nemeth, better known by his WWE ring name, Dolph Ziggler, is currently associated with the SmackDown brand. He is also the current SmackDown Tag Team Champion, along with Robert Roode. He has experimented with stand-up comedy, too, and has hosted the improv show Flying Chuck.
 5 
DaBaby
(Rapper Known for His Albums 'Baby on Baby', 'Kirk' & 'Blame It on Baby')
DaBaby
181
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn

American rapper and songwriter DaBaby gained critical acclaim and commercial success with his debut album Baby on Baby. Later, his two other albums Kirk and Blame It on Baby became huge successes and made him one of the biggest rappers in the US. Earlier his single Light Show and Baby Talk series of mixtape attracted quite a lot of attention.

 6 
Lili Reinhart
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Betty Cooper’ in the TV Series ‘Riverdale’)
Lili Reinhart
76
Birthdate: September 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo

A passion for performing arts since childhood led American film and TV actor Lili Pauline Reinhart to learn dancing for a decade and later embark on an acting career. She debuted with a short film For Today but gained attention with television series Riverdale. The actress has also battled with depression and is therefore an advocate of mental health issue.

 7 
LeBron James Jr.
(American Basketball Player and the Eldest Son of Professional Basketball Player LeBron James)
LeBron James Jr.
139
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 2004
Sun Sign: Libra

LeBron James Jr., popularly known as Bronny James, is an American basketball player. The son of popular professional basketball player LeBron James, LeBron James Jr. has followed in the footsteps of his father, proving to be an important player for his team at school. Apart from playing basketball, he also creates content for the popular e-sports team FaZe Clan.

 8 
Isabela Moner
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘100 Things to Do Before High School’)
Isabela Moner
68
Birthdate: July 10, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer

Isabela Moner is an American actress who played the titular character in the movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Having started her career as a child actress, Moner’s determination alone has helped her grow into a prominent actress; she has shared stage and screen space with personalities like Ricky Martin, Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, and Jason Momoa.

 9 
Patricia Heaton
(Actress)
Patricia Heaton
29
Birthdate: March 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 10 
Burgess Meredith
(One of the Most Accomplished Actors of the 20th Century)
Burgess Meredith
17
Birthdate: November 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 9, 1997
Burgess Meredith is best remembered as The Penguin from Batman and as Mickey Goldmill from the Rocky franchise. The two-time Academy Award-nominated actor has also won many Emmy awards. He played memorable roles in The Day of the Locust and Tail Gunner Joe and narrated for Twilight Zone: The Movie.
 11 
Wes Craven
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Wes Craven
11
Birthdate: August 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 30, 2015
 12 
Jim Lovell
(One of the First Three Astronauts to Fly to and Orbit the Moon)
Jim Lovell
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries

Retired American astronaut Jim Lovell commanded the iconic Apollo 13 mission and was one of the first three human beings to fly to the Moon, orbit it, and get back to Earth. He had also been a US Navy captain. Following his retirement, Lovell launched a restaurant in Lake Forest.

 13 
Carol Kane
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her Films: ‘Hester Street’, ‘Dog Day Afternoon’, ‘Annie Hall’, and ‘The Princess Bride’)
Carol Kane
22
Birthdate: June 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini

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.

 14 
Ruby Dee
(Actress and Civil Rights Activist Known for Her Pioneering Work in African American Theatre and Films)
Ruby Dee
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 11, 2014

Ruby Dee was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, poet, civil rights activist, and journalist. She is best remembered for playing Mahalee Lucas in the 2007 film American Gangster, which earned her the Screen Actors Guild Award for Supporting Role. Dee also won a Grammy and Emmy during her career. She was also a recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

 15 
Steven Adler
(Drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s)
Steven Adler
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 16 
Arsenio Hall
(Comedian)
Arsenio Hall
20
Birthdate: February 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 17 
Majel Barrett
(Actress)
Majel Barrett
8
Birthdate: February 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 18, 2008

Majel Barrett was an American actress best known for playing Christine Chapel in Star Trek: The Original Series. She also played important roles in the subsequent Star Trek series like The Next Generation. She became known as the First Lady of Star Trek due to her association with Star Trek and her marriage to the creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry.

 18 
Anna Gunn
(Actress)
Anna Gunn
15
Birthdate: August 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Vanessa Bayer
(Actress)
Vanessa Bayer
12
Birthdate: November 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 20 
Michael Symon
(Chef)
Michael Symon
5
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: September 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Monica Potter
(Actress)
Monica Potter
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Birthdate: June 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Monica Potter is best known for her award-winning role of Kristina Braverman in Parenthood. She has also played a prominent role in Boston Legal and has appeared in films such as Con Air, Saw, and Patch Adams. She owns the company Monica Potter Home, which was featured on The Profit.
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Jim Backus
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Thurston Howell III’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Gilligan's Island’)
Jim Backus
9
Birthdate: February 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 3, 1989
Jim Backus is best known as Thurston Howell III from Gilligan's Island and as Frank Stark from Rebel Without a Cause. He also became popular as the voice of the animated character Mr. Magoo. He was also a skilled golfer and has his own show, The Jim Backus Show.
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Aqib Talib
(American Football player)
Aqib Talib
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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John D. Rockefeller Jr.
(American Financier, Philanthropist and the Only Son of 'Standard Oil' Co-Founder John D. Rockefeller)
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 11, 1960

Financier and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. Was the only son of Standard Oil co-founder, John D. Rockefeller. An alumnus of Brown University, he was very principled and careful with money from an early age. He joined his father’s business and went on to become one of the largest real estate holders in Manhattan.

 25 
Kath Soucie
(American Actress)
Kath Soucie
4
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Phil Donahue
(The Host of American TV Talk Show 'The Phil Donahue Show')
Phil Donahue
16
Birthdate: December 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Phil Donahue is best known for his long stint as the host and creator of The Phil Donahue Show, later named Donahue, the first talk show that involved audience participation. He inspired iconic talk show host Oprah. He also hosted an MSNBC show and co-directed the documentary Body of War.

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Bobby Womack
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Record Producer)
Bobby Womack
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 27, 2014

Bobby Womack began his career with his family band The Valentinos, after gaining a record deal with The Soul Stirrers singer Sam Cooke. He later began a solo career and became famous for tracks such as Lookin’ for a Love. He also contributed to the soundtrack of Across 110th Street.

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Charles Oakley
(Basketball player)
Charles Oakley
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 29 
Shawn Porter
(American Former Professional Boxer Who Competed From 2008 to 2021)
Shawn Porter
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Cardale Jones
(American football player)
Cardale Jones
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 31 
Judith Butler
(Philosopher)
Judith Butler
7
Birthdate: February 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
 32 
Harlan Ellison
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 28, 2018
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 33 
Desmond Howard
(American Former Professional Football Wide Receiver)
Desmond Howard
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Eric Carmen
(Singer)
Eric Carmen
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
 35 
Philip Johnson
(Architect)
Philip Johnson
8
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 25, 2005

Philip Johnson was an American architect who organized the Modern architecture's first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932. A highly influential and respected architect, Johnson was honored with the prestigious AIA Gold Medal in 1978. The following year, he was honored with the first Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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LaWanda Page
(Actress)
LaWanda Page
10
Birthdate: October 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 14, 2002
 37 
Jake Paul
(Social Media Personality & Professional Boxer)
Jake Paul
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: January 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Jake Paul, the American YouTuber, rose to fame on the now-defunct video application Vine and later when he acted in the television series Bizaardvark. Controversies engaging in risky and inappropriate stunts for YouTube content, criminal trespass and unlawful assembly have surrounded him frequently. He has also taken part in boxing matches at a professional level.

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Bill Cobbs
(Actor)
Bill Cobbs
2
Birthdate: June 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
Don King
(American Boxing Promoter)
Don King
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Boxing promoter Don King is known for his association with boxing legends such as Muhammad Ali. He promoted iconic events such as Thrilla in Manila and The Rumble in the Jungle. He has faced countless lawsuits and has been accused of fraud and even convicted of one manslaughter.
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Eric Singer
(Drummer)
Eric Singer
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 41 
Vanessa Bell Calloway
(Actress)
Vanessa Bell Calloway
9
Birthdate: March 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
 42 
Larry Nance Jr.
(Basketball player)
Larry Nance Jr.
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 43 
Dav Pilkey
(Author and Illustrator of the Children's Book Series 'Captain Underpants' & 'Dog Man')
Dav Pilkey
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Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces

Dav Pilkey is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and author of children's literature. Pilkey is best known for illustrating and authoring a popular children's book series named Captain Underpants which earned him the prestigious Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Award in 2007.

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins
(American Singer-Songwriter, Musician and Actor)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 12, 2000
 45 
Ronald Wayne
(Businessperson)
Ronald Wayne
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
 46 
Keir Dullea
(Actor)
Keir Dullea
1
Birthdate: May 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Dorothy Dandridge
(The First African-American Film Star to be Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress,)
Dorothy Dandridge
179
Birthdate: November 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 8, 1965

Actress, singer, and dancer Dorothy Dandridge was one of the earliest African-American women stars to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Incredibly successful in her career, she was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a singer, she used to perform in night clubs. Unfortunately, she died under mysterious circumstances at 42.

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Stephen Gyllenhaal
(Director)
Stephen Gyllenhaal
4
Birthdate: October 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Michael Owen
(Stuntman)
Michael Owen
2
Birthdate: October 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jerry Heller
(Businessman)
Jerry Heller
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 2, 2016

Jerry Heller was a music manager and businessman best known for his management of West Coast rap and gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A and Eazy-E. A prominent figure in the 1960s and 1970s, he played a key role in the emergence of West Coast rap music. He was a controversial figure and was accused of financial impropriety, which he denied.