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Don Cheadle
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Don Cheadle
47
Birthdate: November 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Don Cheadle is best known for his Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul Rusesabagina in Hotel Rwanda and as War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has been a UN ambassador for environment and has won the BET Humanitarian Award for his efforts to end genocide in Rwanda and Darfur.
 2 
Kate Spade
(Fashion Designer, Founder and Co-Owner of the Designer Brand ‘Kate Spade New York’)
Kate Spade
50
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 5, 2018

Kate Spade was an American entrepreneur and fashion designer. Spade is credited with founding Kate Spade New York, a popular luxury fashion design house, which competes with the likes of Michael Kors. Kate Spade is also credited with creating stylish and affordable handbags that caused quite a revolution in the fashion world.

 3 
Burt Bacharach
(One of the Most Influential Composers of Pop Music in the 20th Century)
Burt Bacharach
12
Birthdate: May 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 8, 2023
Legendary musician and songwriter Burt Bacharach teamed up with lyricist Hal David and created many popular songs from the 1950s to the 1980s, including countless Billboard charters. He has won six Grammys and three Academy Awards for his tracks, and most of his songs were sung by Dionne Warwick. 
 4 
Ellie Kemper
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Roles in TV Series ‘The Office’ and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’)
Ellie Kemper
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Birthdate: May 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Ellie Kemper is best known for her SAG Award-nominated role of Erin Hannon in The Office and her Emmy-nominated role of Kimmy Schmidt in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She has written comedy skits, contributed to The Onion, and released a book. She has also worked on an audio book.
 5 
Jean Harlow
(American Actress Who was the Leading Sex Symbol of the Early 1930s)
Jean Harlow
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Birthdate: March 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 7, 1937

Jean Harlow was an actress and sex symbol. Nicknamed the Platinum Blonde and Blonde Bombshell, Harlow was famous for her femme fatale screen persona. She became one of the biggest Hollywood stars despite being in the industry for not more than nine years. Her life and career inspired several movies, such as Harlow and Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell.

 6 
Misty Copeland
(The First African-American Woman to Serve as the 'American Ballet Theatre' Company's Principal Dancer)
Misty Copeland
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Ballet dancer Misty Copeland is known for her association with American Ballet Theatre and is the first Black woman to become the principal dancer there. She also gained fame as a public speaker and stage performer. Named to Time 100, she has also written a memoir and narrated a documentary.
 7 
Ed Asner
(Actor, played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and gained prominence as a political activist.)
Ed Asner
25
Birthdate: November 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 29, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Tech N9ne
(Rapper)
Tech N9ne
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Rapper Aaron Dontez Yates, better known as Tech N9ne, formed the record label Strange Music with Travis O'Guin. His stage name was inspired by a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun gifted to him by rapper Black Walt. His music has been featured in video games, TV shows, and films.
 9 
Dianne Wiest
(American Actress Best Known for Her Films: ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ and ‘Bullets over Broadway’)
Dianne Wiest
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Birthdate: March 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries

Dianne Wiest is an American actress best known for appearing in Woody Allen films, such as Bullets over Broadway and Hannah and Her Sisters, with both the films earning her Oscars for Best Supporting Actress. She has also won other prestigious awards like the Primetime Emmy Award for her contribution to the TV industry.

 10 
Mireille Enos
(Best Known for Her Role as Detective ‘Sarah Linden’ in the TV Series ‘The Killing’)
Mireille Enos
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Birthdate: September 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Mireille Enos is best known for her Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated role of Sarah Linden in The Killing. She has also appeared in significant roles in the series The Catch and Hanna, in movies such as World War Z, and in plays such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 11 
Robert Altman
(Filmmaker of the 'New Hollywood Era' Known for His Films: 'M*A*S*H’,’ McCabe & Mrs. Miller’ & ‘The Long Goodbye’)
Robert Altman
7
Birthdate: February 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 20, 2006
Five-time Academy Award-nominated director Robert Altman is remembered for his non-conformist filmmaking style and for his use of satire and humor. He relied on ensemble casts. Some of his most notable films were M*A*S*H, Nashville, and Gosford Park. He was part of the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
 12 
Chris Cooper
(Actor)
Chris Cooper
9
Birthdate: July 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Tom Watson
(American Retired Professional Golfer)
Tom Watson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo

Tom Watson is a retired professional golfer considered one of the leading golf players in the world in the 1970s and 1980s. During his illustrious career, he won eight major championships and headed the PGA Tour money list five times. He is counted among the greatest links players of all time and has won three Senior British Open Championship titles. 

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Dorothy Vaughan
(American Mathematician, Human Computer and the First African-American to Receive Promotion as Supervisor in NASA)
Dorothy Vaughan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 10, 2008

American mathematician Dorothy Vaughan was also known as a "human computer." Initially a math teacher, she became the first African-American supervisor of NACA, later part of NASA, at a time when racial segregation was rampant in the U.S. Her contribution to the early American space programs is invaluable.

 15 
Eddie Griffin
(Actor)
Eddie Griffin
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Birthdate: July 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 16 
Wendy Moniz
(TV actress from Guiding Light and Nash Bridges who played Louisa Archer in The Guardian)
Wendy Moniz
4
Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 17 
Johnny Yong Bosch
(Known for His Roles in 'The Power Rangers' Franchise)
Johnny Yong Bosch
7
Birthdate: January 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Johnny Yong Bosch is an American musician, singer, actor, and martial artist. He is best known for his appearance in the popular Power Rangers franchise where he has portrayed the first Green Turbo Ranger, the Green Zeo Ranger, and the second Black Power Ranger. Johnny Yong Bosch is also renowned for his voice-over work in films, video games, and anime. 

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Craig Kilborn
(ESPN Sportscaster Who Became Host of 'The Daily Show' and CBS 'The Late, Late Show')
Craig Kilborn
9
Birthdate: August 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 19 
Gillian Flynn
(Writer)
Gillian Flynn
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
 20 
Elaine Joyce
(Actress)
Elaine Joyce
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Birthdate: December 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 21 
Ashleigh Murray
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Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 22 
Betty Lynn
(Actress)
Betty Lynn
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Birthdate: August 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 16, 2021
 23 
Ub Iwerks
(Animator and Cartoonist Known for Designing the First Images of 'Mickey Mouse')
Ub Iwerks
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Birthdate: March 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 7, 1971

Ub Iwerks was an American cartoonist, animator, inventor, character designer, and special effects technician. He is credited with designing such popular characters as Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Apart from being honored with several Academy Awards for his work, Iwerks was also named a Disney Legend. The Ub Iwerks Award for Technical Achievement is named in his honor.

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Columbus Short
(Choreographer)
Columbus Short
6
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Edie McClurg
(Actress Stand-up comedian)
Edie McClurg
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 26 
Allan Melvin
(Actor)
Allan Melvin
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Birthdate: February 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 17, 2008
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 27 
Casey Stengel
(Baseball player)
Casey Stengel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 29, 1975
 28 
Josh Freeman
(American football player)
Josh Freeman
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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David Cone
(Baseball player)
David Cone
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 30 
Denis O'Hare
(Actor)
Denis O'Hare
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Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Veronica Merrell
(YouTube Star)
Veronica Merrell
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: August 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Michael Massee
5
Birthdate: September 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 20, 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 33 
Vanessa Merrell
(American YouTuber)
Vanessa Merrell
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: August 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Chely Wright
(Singer-songwriter, Activist)
Chely Wright
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Samantha Fish
(Singer-songwriter)
Samantha Fish
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 36 
Lori Saunders
(Actress)
Lori Saunders
1
Birthdate: October 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Bobb'e J. Thompson
(Actor)
Bobb'e J. Thompson
7
Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 4'6" (137 cm)
 38 
Sandahl Bergman
(Actress)
Sandahl Bergman
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Bob Orton Jr.
(Professional wrestler)
Bob Orton Jr.
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Landry Shamet
(Basketball player)
Landry Shamet
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 41 
Lynn Cohen
(Actress)
Lynn Cohen
3
Birthdate: August 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 14, 2020
 42 
Brandon Rush
(Basketball player)
Brandon Rush
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Joey Porter
(American football player)
Joey Porter
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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James L. Jones
(22nd United States National Security Advisor)
James L. Jones
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Basil Poledouris
(Composer, Conductor, Musician, Film score composer)
Basil Poledouris
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 8, 2006
 46 
T. J. Perkins
(American Professional Wrestler)
T. J. Perkins
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Scott Drew
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Scott Drew
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
 48 
Bob Munden
(American Sport Shooter)
Bob Munden
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 10, 2012
 49 
Big Joe Turner
(Singer)
Big Joe Turner
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 24, 1985
 50 
Nicholas Gioacchini
(Forward)
Nicholas Gioacchini
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)