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Selena Gomez
(Singer-Songwriter)
Selena Gomez
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States

Singer, songwriter, and actress, Selena Gomez, was destined for a career in the entertainment industry! The daughter of an actress, she was exposed to acting as a child and began her career early on. She gained much fame as a singer and actress in her teenage and was named the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.

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Willem Dafoe
(American Actor Who is Known for Portraying Several Real-Life Figures)
Willem Dafoe
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Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States

Much loved for his distinct gravelly voice, Willem Dafoe is one of the most popular American actors. Thanks to his incredible performance as Norman Osborn in Spider-Man (2002), Willem instilled fear in the hearts of many Spider-Man fans, especially children. Willem, who holds American and Italian citizenship, is a pescatarian and practices ashtanga yoga.

 3 
Israel Adesanya
(New Zealand Mixed Martial Artist and Kickboxer)
Israel Adesanya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and former boxer. Considered one of the best strikers in MMA, Adesanya has won multiple championships and is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. In 2019, Israel Adesanya was named New Zealand Sportsman of the Year at the Halberg Awards.

 4 
Alex Trebek
(Game Show Host & Television Personality)
Alex Trebek
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Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
Died: 2020

An eminent television personality, Alex Trebek is best known for hosting the popular game show Jeopardy since it was revived in 1984. He has also hosted many other game shows, both in America and Canada. In February 1991, he became the first person to host three American game shows at the same time. He is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

 5 
David Spade
(Actor, Comedian and Writer)
David Spade
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan, United States

David Spade is an American comedian and actor. Also a well-known philanthropist, David Spade helped the Phoenix Police Department buy 300 firearms by making a donation of $100,000. In 2013, he donated $200,000 to rebuild Oklahoma after it was hit by a tornado. In 2018, he donated $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

 6 
John Leguizamo
(Comedian & Actor Know for His Role in 'Super Mario Bros' as 'Luigi')
John Leguizamo
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

John Leguizamo is a popular stand-up comedian and actor who is credited with voicing Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age film series. Over the years, John Leguizamo has also played a major role in helping the Hispanic community and has been honored by organizations, such as the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.

 7 
Shawn Michaels
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Shawn Michaels
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Arizona, United States

Retired professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter, Shawn Michaels, is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history. He is a four-time world champion and two-time Royal Rumble winner. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice. Besides wrestling, he has appeared in a few films and TV shows.

 8 
Danny Glover
(Known for His Lead Role as Roger Murtaugh in the 'Lethal Weapon' Film Series)
Danny Glover
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Listed In: Activists
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Danny Glover is an American actor whose career has spanned more than four decades. Apart from being an actor, Danny Glover has had a major impact as an activist; he has made his presence felt as an activist in countries like Brazil, Iraq, Venezuela, Israel, and many African countries.

 9 
Bob Dole
(United States Senator from Kansas from 1969 to 1996)
Bob Dole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Russell, Kansas, United States
Died: 2021

Bob Dole is an American retired politician who remains active in public life. Before commencing his political career, Dole served in the United States Army during World War II. For his service in the army and later as a politician, Bob Dole has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Presidential Citizens Medal.

 10 
Don Henley
(Founding Member, Drummer and Co-Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Eagles')
Don Henley
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas, United States

Don Henley is an American record producer, singer, songwriter, and musician. A founding member of Eagles, Henley contributed immensely to the success of the band. Don Henley has also been successful as a solo artist, selling more than 10 million albums and winning two Grammy Awards. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine named him among the greatest singers of all time.

 11 
A.J. Cook
(Actress)
A.J. Cook
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Oshawa, Canada

A.J. Cook is a Canadian actress best known for playing Jennifer Jareau in the popular crime drama TV series, Criminal Minds. A multi-talented personality, Cook is also a tap dancer. Also known for her good looks, Cook became a spokeswoman for the popular skin-care brand, Proactiv, in 2013 and was named in the Maxim Hot 100 list in 2014.

 12 
Madison Pettis
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sophie Martinez’ in the TV Series ‘Cory in the House’)
Madison Pettis
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Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States
Madison Pettis is best known as Sophie Martinez from the Disney Channel series Cory in the House. She has also starred in Life with Boys and The Game Plan. She began her career as a model at age 5, after participating in a contest for FortWorthChild, a parenting magazine.
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Orson Bean
(Actor, Comedian, and Host of Game Shows and Talk Shows)
Orson Bean
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Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: 2020

Veteran actor, Orson Bean, was once considered a mainstay of Los Angeles’ small theater scene. Born in the late 1920s, he served in the army for a few years before beginning his career in entertainment. He appeared in numerous TV shows, plays, and films, making a name for himself as one of the finest actors of his generation.

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Skyler Gisondo
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Palm Beach County, Florida, United States
Skyler Gisondo began his career as a child model in various commercials. He later voiced B-Dawg in several films of the Air Buddies franchise. Fans loved him as Howard Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel. He also appeared in the series Santa Clarita Diet and Psych.
 15 
Albert Brooks
(Actor, Comedian and Director Known for His Films: 'Broadcast News' and 'Drive')
Albert Brooks
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Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States

Albert Brooks is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. Best known for his portrayal of a Jewish mobster in the action drama film Drive, Brooks has also played important roles in films like Broadcast News and Taxi Driver. Over the years, he has been honored with awards, such as the American Comedy Award and Boston Society of Film Critics Award.

 16 
Terence Stamp
(Best Known for His Films: ‘The Collector’, ‘Billy Budd’ and ‘The Limey’)
Terence Stamp
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Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England,

Terence Stamp is best known for his Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance in the titular role in Billy Budd, his debut movie. He later won hearts with his roles in films such as The Collector and the Superman franchise. He has also narrated the documentary Jazz Britannia for BBC.

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Bobby Sherman
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Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Edward Hopper
(American Painter and Printmaker)
Edward Hopper
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Birth Year: 1882
Birthplace: Upper Nyack, New York, United States
Died: 1967

Edward Hopper was an American painter and printmaker. An exponent of American Realism, Hopper is best remembered for his oil paintings. He is also widely known as a printmaker in etching and watercolorist. Edward Hopper has had a significant impact on the art world in the USA. Artists like Mark Rothko and Jim Dine have cited him as an influence.

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Keith Sweat
(American Singer who was an Early Figure in the New Jack Swing Musical Movement)
Keith Sweat
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, United States
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Franka Potente
(German Actress Best Known for Her Starring Role in the 1998 Film 'Run Lola Run')
Franka Potente
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Münster, Germany

Franka Potente is a German actress who took the entertainment world by storm with her performance in her debut film, After Five in the Forest Primeval, for which she won a Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Actress. After establishing herself in her native country, she moved on to Hollywood, appearing in multiple popular films. 

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Louise Fletcher
(Actress)
Louise Fletcher
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Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Nancy Dow
(American Actress and Mother of Actress Jennifer Aniston)
Nancy Dow
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Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: 2016

Nancy Dow was an American actress known for appearing in TV series like The Beverly Hillbillies and The Wild Wild West. She got married to actor John Aniston in 1965 and gave birth to their daughter Jennifer Aniston in 1969. Dow's relationship with Jennifer was estranged for nine years before reconciling with her after the latter's divorce from Brad Pitt.

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Rhys Ifans
(Actor Who Played the Role of the Sly Lizard Villain Dr. Curt Connors in the 'Amazing Spider-Man')
Rhys Ifans
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Patrick Labyorteaux
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Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 25 
Oscar de la Renta
(Fashion Designer)
Oscar de la Renta
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Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: 2014
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Tablo
(Best Known as The Leader and Producer of Veteran Korean Hip-Hop Group 'Epik High')
Tablo
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Tablo is a Korean-Canadian composer, record producer, lyricist, and hip hop recording artist. He is best known for being the producer and leader of the popular alternative hip hop group, Epik High. He is also credited with founding High Ground, an independent music label, which housed bands like The Black Skirts and Hyukoh.

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Nikki Lilly
(British YouTuber, Charity Worker, Presenter, and Author)
Nikki Lilly
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birth Year: 2004
Birthplace: England

British YouTube star Nikki Lilly is best known for her beauty, fashion, and lifestyle content. An ailment that she was born with, known as arteriovenous malformation, has left her physically deformed but hasn’t been able to deter her. She is also associated with charitable activities and is an author, presenter, and singer.

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Jaime Camil
(Mexican Actor Best Known for Playing 'Rogelio de la Vega' on the CW Series 'Jane the Virgin')
Jaime Camil
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Jaime Camil is a Mexican singer, actor, and TV personality best known for his portrayal of Rogelio de la Vega in the popular American romantic comedy-drama telenovela Jane the Virgin. His performance in the telenovela earned him a couple of nominations at the Critics' Choice Television Awards. He also won three successive Teen Choice Awards starting from 2017.

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Jaz Sinclair
(Actress)
Jaz Sinclair
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Jaz Sinclair is an American actress known for playing important roles in films like Paper Towns and When the Bough Breaks. Over the years, Sinclair has also established herself as a TV actress, playing one of the main roles in the supernatural horror streaming TV series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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Moncef Slaoui
(Moroccan-Born Belgian-American Scientist Who Led Operation Warp Speed)
Moncef Slaoui
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Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Agadir, Morocco

Moroccan-born scientist Moncef Slaoui completed his doctoral studies in Belgium and the moved to the US for further research at Harvard. In his career of almost 3 decades at GlaxoSmithKline, he oversaw the development of many vaccines. He later headed Operation Warp Speed, the US government’s initiative to develop COVID-19 vaccines.

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Dan Rowan
(Comedians)
Dan Rowan
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Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: Beggs, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 1987
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Rob Estes
(Actor)
Rob Estes
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Dirk Kuyt
(Former Dutch Footballer Who Played as a Striker and Winger)
Dirk Kuyt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Katwijk, Netherlands

Dirk Kuyt is a Dutch retired football player who played for the Netherlands national football team from 2004 to 2014. He represented his country at important tournaments, including the 2006, 2010, and 2014 World Cups. In 2006, he was named Dutch Footballer of the Year. Dirk Kuyt was also an important player for popular clubs like Liverpool and Fenerbahçe. 

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The Fabulous Moolah
(Professional Wrestler)
The Fabulous Moolah
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Larri Merritt
(YouTube Star)
Larri Merritt
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
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James Arnold Taylor
(Voice Actor)
James Arnold Taylor
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Adam Godley
(Actor)
Adam Godley
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Amersham, England, UK
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 38 
Alan Menken
(Composer best known for his scores and songs for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Alan Menken
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Clive Standen
(Actor)
Clive Standen
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: County Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Alexander Calder
(Sculptor, Painter)
Alexander Calder
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1898
Birthplace: Lawnton
Died: 1976

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor best remembered for his innovative kinetic sculptures designed to use either motor, air currents, or other forces of nature. A multi-talented personality, Calder was also known for his paintings, miniatures, prints, jewelry design, theater set design, political posters, and tapestries and rugs. In 1977, he was honored with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Alisha Newton
(Actress)
Alisha Newton
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Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Pauline Pfeiffer
(Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway)
Pauline Pfeiffer
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Birth Year: 1895
Birthplace: Parkersburg, Iowa, U.S.
Died: 1951
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Emanuella Samuel
(YouTube Star)
Emanuella Samuel
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birth Year: 2010
Birthplace: Rivers State, Nigeria

Nigerian child comedian Emanuella Samuel was first featured on the videos of popular YouTuber Mark Angel. While some people think she is Mark’s cousin, others believe she is his niece. Emanuella, now one of the richest kids in Nigeria, has won several awards, apart from endorsing brands such as Indomie.

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Al Di Meola
(Guitarist)
Al Di Meola
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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S. E. Hinton
(Writer)
S. E. Hinton
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Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Bonnie Langford
(English Actress, Singer, and Dancer)
Bonnie Langford
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Hampton Court, Surrey, England

Bonnie Langford is an English actress, singer, and dancer. She achieved popularity as a child actress in the 1970s, when she portrayed Violet Elizabeth Bott in a television series titled Just William. From 2015 to 2018, Bonnie Langford played Carmel Kazemi on the popular soap opera EastEnders, which earned her the 2016 British Soap Award.

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Trent Boult
(New Zealand International Cricketer)
Trent Boult
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Rotorua, New Zealand

One of the finest bowlers of the new ball, New Zealand cricketer Trent Boult first grabbed attention at 17, when he became the country’s fastest secondary school bowler. He became the first New Zealand bowler to score a hat-trick in the World Cup and has also had a flourishing career in the IPL.

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Janusz Korczak
(Polish Jewish Educator, Children’s Author and Pedagogue)
Janusz Korczak
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Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1942

A reputed Polish doctor, Henryk Goldszmit was better known by his pseudonym, Janusz Korczak, which he used to write several children’s books. Apart from working as a pediatrician and a military doctor, he also owned a Jewish orphanage and stayed with the children while the Germans deported him and other staff to Treblinka.

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Keegan Allen
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Southern California, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Armaan Malik
(Singer)
Armaan Malik
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Mumbai

Armaan Malik is an Indian singer, record producer, songwriter, actor, and voice-over artist. In 2015, he won two Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GiMA), becoming the youngest singer to win a couple of debut awards at GiMA. He has also received other prestigious awards like Stardust Award, Filmfare R. D. Burman Award, and South Indian International Movie Award. 

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