Died On November 5th

Discover the most famous people who died on November 5. The list includes people like Sidney Reilly, George M. Cohan, John Fowles, Bhupen Hazarika, Alexis Carrel. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, philosophers, cartoonists and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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James Maxwell
(Scottish Mathematician and Scientist Who Gave the Classical Theory of Electromagnetic Radiation)
James Maxwell
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1831
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1879

Scottish physicist James Maxwell’s contributions included the formulation of the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation and the production of the first light-fast color photograph. His Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution explored the kinetic theory of gases. He has also written poems and was an Elder of the Church of Scotland.

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Fred MacMurray
(American Actor who played 'Steve Douglas' in 'My Three Sons')
Fred MacMurray
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Birthdate: August 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Died: 1991

Fred MacMurray was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films in a career that spanned almost 50 years. He is best remembered for appearing in many Disney films and became the first person to be named a Disney Legend in 1987. Fred MacMurray was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Ward Bond
(Actor)
Ward Bond
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Birthdate: April 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Benkelman, Nebraska, USA
Died: 1960
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Jill Clayburgh
(Actress)
Jill Clayburgh
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Birthdate: April 30, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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George M. Cohan
(Entertainer, Playwright and Composer Who is Considered to be ‘The Father of American Musical Comedy’)
George M. Cohan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1942
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Bobby Hatfield
(Singer)
Bobby Hatfield
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2003
 7 
Johnny Horton
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
Johnny Horton
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: 1960
 8 
Vladimir Horowitz
(Russian-Born American Virtuoso Pianist)
Vladimir Horowitz
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1989
 9 
Link Wray
(Guitarist)
Link Wray
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dunn, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Barry Sadler
(Soldier and Writer)
Barry Sadler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
Died: 1989
 11 
Art Tatum
(American Jazz Pianist)
Art Tatum
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: 1956
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Jacques Tati
(Actor, Director who wrote and starred in Mr. Hulot's Holiday)
Jacques Tati
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Birthdate: October 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Le Pecq, France
Died: 1982
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
George Barris
(automotive designer)
George Barris
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 2015
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John Fowles
(Writer & Teacher)
John Fowles
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 31, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England
Died: 2005
 15 
Milton William Cooper
(American Conspiracy Theorist, Radio Broadcaster and Author)
Milton William Cooper
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Birthdate: May 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 2001

Milton William Cooper was a conspiracy theorist, radio broadcaster, and author who warned of multiple global conspiracies in his controversial book Behold a Pale Horse.  Described as a "militia theoretician," he often talked about conspiracies involving extraterrestrial life. For many years, he also broadcast his radio show, The Hour of the Time.

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Al Capp
(Cartoonist, Writer, Journalist)
Al Capp
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Birthdate: September 28, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Haven
Died: 1979
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Mack Sennett
(Canadian-American Film Actor, Director, and Producer)
Mack Sennett
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Birthdate: January 17, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond, Canada
Died: 1960

Mack Sennett was a film actor, director, and producer. He specialized in comedy and was known as the 'King of Comedy'. Born in Canada in 1880, he moved to USA as a young man and entered the fledgling film industry as an actor. He found considerable success and went on to open Keystone Studios in Edendale. 

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Bhupen Hazarika
(Musician, Singer, Poet, Filmmaker, Lyricist)
Bhupen Hazarika
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Birthdate: September 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sadiya
Died: 2011

Bhupen Hazarika was an Indian playback singer, musician, poet, lyricist, and filmmaker. He is remembered for composing such songs that highlight the importance of humanity and universal brotherhood. His songs remain popular in places like Assam and Bangladesh. He is also credited with introducing the folk music of Assam to Bollywood. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2019.

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Sidney Reilly
(British Secret Service Bureau Agent)
Sidney Reilly
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odessa
Died: 1925

Born in Russia, Sigmund Rosenblum was the illegitimate son of a doctor. He later joined the British intelligence services as a spy under the alias Sidney Reilly and mostly reported on the oil deals of Russia. He wished to topple the Bolshevik regime but was eventually executed by Russian authorities.

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Mary Anna Custis Lee
(Socialite)
Mary Anna Custis Lee
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 1, 1807
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Annefield in Boyce, Virginia, United States
Died: 1873
 21 
Isaiah Berlin
(Philosopher)
Isaiah Berlin
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Birthdate: June 6, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: 1997

British historian and philosopher Isaiah Berlin is best remembered for his concepts of liberal theory and value pluralism. He is also considered a pioneer of intellectual history. Initially a philosophy lecturer, he later deviated to political science. He also penned iconic works such as The Hedgehog and the Fox.

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Casimir III the Great
(King)
Casimir III the Great
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Birthdate: April 30, 1310
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kowal, Poland
Died: 1370
 23 
Angelica Kauffman
(Swiss Neoclassical Painter and One of 18th-Century Europe’s Most Famous Portraitists)
Angelica Kauffman
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Birthdate: October 30, 1741
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chur, Switzerland
Died: 1807

One of the two women founder members of London’s Royal Academy, Angelica Kauffman was born to a painter father in Switzerland and was quite a prodigy, who mastered several languages and the arts of music and painting quite quickly. The history painter is best remembered for her landscapes and portraits.

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Maurice Utrillo
(Painter)
Maurice Utrillo
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Birthdate: December 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montmartre, Paris, France
Died: 1955
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Roy Boulting
(Film Director)
Roy Boulting
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Birthdate: December 21, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bray, England
Died: 2001
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Alexis Carrel
(Surgeon, Biologist)
Alexis Carrel
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 28, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Rhône, France
Died: 1944
Nobel Prize-winning French biologist and surgeon Alexis Carrel is remembered for developing a method to suture blood vessels with minimum stitches, to repair them. He also successfully kept tissues alive outside the body for 30 years, in an innovative tissue culture experiment, and worked on organ transplantation.
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Aaron Carter
(Rapper)
Aaron Carter
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: 2022

Aaron Carter is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, actor, and record producer. Carter became popular among pre-teen and teenage audiences after having released his debut studio album at the age of nine. An openly bisexual musician, Aaron Carter serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community.

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Texas Guinan
(Actress)
Texas Guinan
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Birthdate: January 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, U.S.
Died: 1933
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Elliott Carter
(Modermist Composer)
Elliott Carter
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2012
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Arpad Elo
(American Professor and Chess player Who Created the Elo Rating System for Two-Player Game)
Arpad Elo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Egyházaskesző, Hungary
Died: 1992
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Eddie Harris
(Musician)
Eddie Harris
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago , Illinois, U.S.
Died: 1996
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Jan Oort
(Dutch Astronomer)
Jan Oort
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Franeker, Netherlands
Died: 1992

Jan Oort was a Dutch astronomer whose ground-breaking discoveries revolutionized astronomy. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest astronomers, Jan Oort's work helped understand the Milky Way. He also pioneered radio astronomy and was honored with several prestigious awards like the Bruce Medal, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Janssen Medal, and Prix Jules Janssen.

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Milan Mladenovic
(Serbian Musician Who is Remembered for His Association With the Popular Art Rock Band 'Ekatarina Velika')
Milan Mladenovic
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Died: 1994

Milan Mladenovic was a Serbian musician best remembered for his association with the popular art rock band Ekatarina Velika. Milan Mladenovic is credited with forming a band named Šarlo Akrobata, which released its only full length album Bistriji ili tuplji čovek biva kad. The album is counted among the most prominent albums of the new wave music scene in Yugoslavia.

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Nancy Friday
(Author)
Nancy Friday
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2017
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Hadji Ali
(Artist)
Hadji Ali
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Birthdate: 1892 AD
Birthplace: Khedivate of Egypt
Died: 1937
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Agrippina Vaganova
(Russian Ballet Teacher Known for Developing the 'Vaganova Method' )
Agrippina Vaganova
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 26, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1951

The person behind the development of the Vaganova method, Agrippina Vaganova was a significant name in the Russian ballet scene. She also penned Fundamentals of the Classical Dance, which is the most-followed text on ballet. At Mariinsky Ballet, she was known as the queen of variations.

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Ernest Gellner
(British-Czech Philosopher and Social Anthropologist)
Ernest Gellner
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Birthdate: December 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1995

Ernest Gellner was a British-Czech philosopher and social anthropologist who was considered one of the leading theoreticians on nationalism. A prolific author, he was able to attract critical attention with his very first book, Words and Things, in which he fiercely attacked what he called linguistic philosophy. He eventually developed an interest in social anthropologybefore turning his attention to nationalism. 

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David Brower
(American Prominent Environmentalist and Ski Mountaineer)
David Brower
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: 2000

Prominent environmentalist and world-class mountaineer, David Brower became aware of the environmental issues through his proximity to nature, eventually joining Sierra Club, serving it in different capacities over a long period before establishing several organizations of his own. Author of three autobiographies, he fought to keep dams out of the Grand Canyon and was thrice nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.  

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Shirley Verrett
(American Opera Singer Known for Her Performances of Works by Verdi and Donizetti)
Shirley Verrett
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 31, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2010

American opera singer Shirley Verrett had an almost 4-decade-long career. Starting her opera career with Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia in Ohio, she later gained fame in both Europe and the US. She also performed at London’s Covent Garden and in Paris. She was known as The Black Callas in Italy.

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Charlie Trotter
(American Chef and Restaurateur)
Charlie Trotter
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: September 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Died: 2013
 41 
Hans Mommsen
(Historian, known for his studies in German social history)
Hans Mommsen
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Birthdate: November 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marburg, Germany
Died: 2015
 42 
René Goscinny
(French Writer and Comic Editor)
René Goscinny
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Birthdate: August 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, French Third Republic France
Died: 1977
 43 
John Fastolf
(Landowner)
John Fastolf
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1380
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caister-on-Sea, England
Died: 1459
 44 
Bianca Lamblin
(Writer)
Bianca Lamblin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lublin, Poland
Died: 2011
 45 
Luigi Facta
(Former Prime Minister of Italy (February 1922 - October 1922))
Luigi Facta
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 16, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pinerolo, Italy
Died: 1930

Luigi Facta was an Italian journalist and politician. He served as the prime minister of Italy from July 1922 to October 1922 before the dawn of Benito Mussolini's dictatorship. Before becoming the prime minister, Facta served as the finance minister of Italy from 1910 to 1914 and again from 1920 to 1921.

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Bülent Ecevit
(Turkey's 16th Prime Minister)
Bülent Ecevit
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: 2006

The 16th prime minister of Turkey, Bülent Ecevit had held the post for 4 terms. He had led both the Democratic Left Party and the Republican People's Party and is remembered as the only left-wing prime minister that Turkey ever had. He was also a journalist and a talented poet and author.

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Erich Neumann
(Psychologist)
Erich Neumann
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Birthdate: January 23, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1960

Erich Neumann was a psychologist, philosopher, and writer. He completed his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and studied medicine at the University of Berlin. He was a student of Carl Jung and regularly gave lectures at the C. G. Jung Institute. He was a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology as well.  

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Christiaan Eijkman
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 11, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nijkerk
Died: 1930

Nobel Prize-winning Dutch physician and pathologist Christiaan Eijkman was the first to prove that poor diet is the cause of the disease beriberi, which in turn led to the discovery of vitamins. While he initially worked in the Dutch East Indies, he later collaborated with Robert Koch in his Berlin laboratory.

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Lionel Trilling
(Literary critic, Writer, Novelist, University teacher, Journalist)
Lionel Trilling
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Birthdate: July 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: 1975
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Bunny Breckinridge
(Actor)
Bunny Breckinridge
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Birthdate: August 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1996