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Jenna Fischer
(Portrayed 'Pam Beesly' on the Sitcom 'The Office')
Jenna Fischer
65
Birthdate: March 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces

Actress Jenna Fischer is best known for her role in the NBC sitcom, The Office, for which she received an Emmy nomination. She was interested in performing from a young age and studied theater in college. Entering the entertainment industry in the late 1990s, she struggled for a while before making a name for herself as an actress. 

 2 
Carole Lombard
(American Actress Who was Known for Her Off-Beat Roles in Screwball Comedies)
Carole Lombard
32
Birthdate: October 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 16, 1942

Carole Lombard was part of hits such as No Man of Her Own, To Be or Not to Be, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith, before dying in a plane crash at 33. She had redefined the screwball comedy genre. She was married to Hollywood legends William Powell and Clark Gable. 

 3 
Shelley Long
(Actress, Singer and Comedian Best Known for Her Role as ‘Diane Chambers’ in the TV Series ‘Cheers’)
Shelley Long
39
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Shelley Long is best known for her Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning performance as Diane Chambers in the NBC sitcom Cheers. She later reprised the role in Frasier. Fans also loved her in films such as Irreconcilable Differences and Hello Again, and as DeDe Pritchett in the series Modern Family.
 4 
Dick York
(Best Known for His Role ‘Darrin Stephens’ on the ABC Sitcom ‘Bewitched’)
Dick York
20
Birthdate: September 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 20, 1992

Actor Dick York is best remembered for his role as Darrin Stephens in the ABC fantasy sitcom Bewitched. He began his career as a teenager by starring in a radio show. He became immensely popular as a radio actor and ventured into films and TV shows as well. In his later years, he founded a charity to help the homeless.

 5 
Rod Woodson
(Former American football player)
Rod Woodson
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Mason Plumlee
(Basketball Player)
Mason Plumlee
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 7 
Jaylon Smith
(American football player)
Jaylon Smith
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Jon Fitch
(American Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Jon Fitch
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces

Retired MMA fighter Jon Fitch is often described by the media as one of the most overlooked and underappreciated martial artists ever. A master in the welterweight division, he also trained Russian MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov but often had disagreements with UFC president Dana White and quit without a UFC belt.

 9 
Ethan Sandler
4
Birthdate: December 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Actor, producer, and writer, Ethan Sandler, is best known for his role of ADA Jeffrey Brandau in the TV series, Crossing Jordan. Active in Hollywood for over 30 years, he began acting as a teenager and made his debut in the film, The Chocolate War. After establishing himself as an actor, he ventured into production as well.

 10 
Kerri Kenney-Silver
(Actress)
Kerri Kenney-Silver
0
Birthdate: January 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Matt Painter
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Matt Painter
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
 12 
Tyler Eifert
(American football player)
Tyler Eifert
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 13 
Kevin Kiermaier
(Baseball center fielder)
Kevin Kiermaier
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 14 
James Clapper
(Military officer)
James Clapper
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
 15 
Miles Plumlee
(Basketball player)
Miles Plumlee
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
 16 
Rod Smith
(American Football Player)
Rod Smith
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Jessie Bates
(American football player)
Jessie Bates
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Andrea Russett
(Actress & YouTuber)
Andrea Russett
6
Birthdate: June 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
 19 
Canyon Barry
(Basketball Player)
Canyon Barry
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 20 
Bernard Pollard
(American football player)
Bernard Pollard
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 21 
Bill Blass
(American Fashion Designer)
Bill Blass
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 12, 2002
 22 
Bruce Nauman
(Sculptor, Painter)
Bruce Nauman
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Bruce Nauman is an American artist whose work involves sculpting, printmaking, drawing, and photography. In 1993, he was honored with the Wolf Prize for his contribution to 20th-century art and his work as a sculptor. He has also received other prestigious awards like the Wexner Prize. In 2004, he was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people.

 23 
Daniel Jeremiah
(American football player)
Daniel Jeremiah
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Daniel Jeremiah is an American sports commentator who currently works as an analyst for the NFL Network. A former player, Jeremiah played for the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team where he was a starting quarterback. From 1998 to 2000, he also played for the Appalachian State Mountaineers football team.

 24 
Alice Hamilton
(Toxicologist, Pathologist, University teacher, Physician)
Alice Hamilton
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 22, 1970
 25 
Deshaun Thomas
(Basketball player at the small forward and power forward position)
Deshaun Thomas
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 26 
Kyle Macy
(Basketball coach, Basketball player,)
Kyle Macy
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 27 
John Henry Holland
(American Engineer, Psychologist, Scientist and Computer Scientist)
John Henry Holland
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 9, 2015
 28 
Lloy Ball
(American Volleyball Player Who Played as Setter)
Lloy Ball
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 29 
Damien Prince
(YouTube Star)
Damien Prince
27
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: February 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Kyrie Prince
(Son of Damien Prince & Biannca Raines)
Kyrie Prince
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 11, 2016
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 31 
George Jean Nathan
(Journalist, Film critic, Writer)
George Jean Nathan
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 8, 1958
 32 
Jamar Beasley
(Soccer player)
Jamar Beasley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 33 
William Rockhill Nelson
(Real Estate Developer)
William Rockhill Nelson
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 7, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 13, 1915
 34 
Robert Frank Borkenstein
(Police Officer)
Robert Frank Borkenstein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 31, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 10, 2002
 35 
George Frederick Dick
(Physician)
George Frederick Dick
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 21, 1881
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 10, 1967
 36 
Jazlyn G
(American TikTok Star Best Known for Posting Lip-Sync Videos)
Jazlyn G
6
Birthdate: September 22, 2004
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jazlyn G is an American social media personality and TikTok star. She is best known for posting lip-sync videos on TikTok, where she has millions of likes and followers. She is also known for her collaborations with fellow TikTok stars. In addition to creating content online, Jazlyn G has also modeled for a brand named MNBC Diva Dolls.