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Justin Randall Timberlake
(Billboard Best Performing Male Soloist in the History of the Mainstream Top 40)
Justin Randall Timberlake
108
Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Justin Randall Timberlake is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Regarded as a pop icon, Timberlake has sold more than 56 million singles worldwide, which makes him one of the best-selling music artists. In 2007 and 2013, he was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list. Timberlake is also known for his philanthropic activities.

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Morgan Freeman
(One of the Best Actors of His Generation Noted for His Distinctive Deep Voice)
Morgan Freeman
59
Birthdate: June 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini

Prominent character actor, Morgan Freeman, has appeared in a range of film genres playing versatile roles. He is known for his distinctive deep voice. In a career spanning over half a century, he has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Besides acting, he is an advocate of environmental causes.

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Aretha Franklin
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists in the World & 'Queen of Soul')
Aretha Franklin
148
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 16, 2018

Widely regarded as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was a singer-songwriter, actress, and civil rights activist. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Aretha was ranked number one on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2010. Having sold over 75 million records, she is also one of the best-selling musicians ever.

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Ric Flair
(Regarded as the Greatest Professional Wrestler of All Time)
Ric Flair
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Ric Flair, or The Nature Boy, is a 16-time wrestling world champion and has competed in NWA, WWF, and WCW. He became the first two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee and the first to compete in WCW's Triple Crown. He has been Wrestling Observer’s Wrestler of the Year eight times.
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Kathy Bates
(Actress and Director Known for Her Films: 'Misery', ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ and ‘Dolores Claiborne’)
Kathy Bates
35
Birthdate: June 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Best known as Molly Brown from Titanic, Annie Wilkes from Misery, and Ethel Darling from American Horror Story, two-time Emmy-winner Kathy Bates also has an Academy Award in her kitty. She has survived ovarian cancer and breast cancer and is now a prominent advocate for lymphatic disease awareness. 
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Lisa Marie Presley
(Singer-songwriter & the Only Child of Elvis Presley)
Lisa Marie Presley
43
Birthdate: February 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 12, 2023

The only child of the legendary singer and musician, Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley fought her addiction with drugs during her teens and later launched herself as singer-songwriter with her debut album To Whom It May Concern. It was followed by two more commercially and critically successful albums. Lisa Marie Presley has also earned appreciation for her numerous philanthropic work.

 7 
Michael Oher
(Former American Football Offensive Tackle)
Michael Oher
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini

Former American football player, Michael Oher had been associated with the Baltimore Ravens for the major part of his career. He also played for the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers for a while. He had a very tough childhood and sought solace in playing sports. After years of struggle, he finally emerged as a successful sportsman.

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Penny Hardaway
(American College Basketball Coach and Former Professional Player)
Penny Hardaway
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer

Penny Hardaway is a college basketball coach who is currently serving as the head coach for the Memphis Tigers men's basketball team. A former player, Hardaway played for teams like Miami Heat and New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association where he was a two-time All-NBA First Team member and a four-time NBA All-Star. 

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Lucy Hale
(Actress and TV Personality Known for Her Role as ‘Aria Montgomery’ in the TV Series ‘Pretty Little Liars’)
Lucy Hale
49
Birthdate: June 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Lucy Hale is best known as Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars. She has also been part of series such as Bionic Woman and Privileged, and movies such as Truth or Dare and Scream 4. She participated in the singing contest American Juniors and released a solo album, too.
 10 
Ginnifer Goodwin
42
Birthdate: May 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Ginnifer Goodwin is best known as Snow White from Once Upon a Time and Margene Heffman from Big Love. She also appeared in an award-winning voice role, as Judy Hopps, in the animated movie Zootopia. Max Mara’s 2018 Face of the Future, Goodwin is trained in Shakespearean theater.
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NLE Choppa
(Rapper Best Known for His Single ‘Shotta Flow’)
NLE Choppa
153
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio

NLE Choppa is one of the youngest male rappers to make a name for himself in the American rapping scene. Also a well-known Internet personality, NLE Choppa has posted several videos on his YouTube channel Awakened Choppa, inspiring many of his followers to fall back on spirituality and veganism.

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Shannen Doherty
32
Birthdate: April 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries

Shannen Doherty is an American actress who established herself in the entertainment industry after starting out as a child actress. Thanks to her bad-girl reputation, she was described by People magazine as the iconic Hollywood bad girl of the nineties. Shannen Doherty is also an avid animal rights activist and a patron of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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Cybill Lynne Shepherd
(Actress and Singer)
Cybill Lynne Shepherd
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Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Cybill Shepherd is best known for her roles in films such as The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, and Alice. Fans also loved her for her Golden Globe-winning portrayals of Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes in the series Moonlighting and Cybill Sheridan in the sitcom Cybill. She is a follower of goddess-worshipping Paganism.
 14 
Jerry Lawler
(American Color Commentator and Professional Wrestler)
Jerry Lawler
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Quinton Jackson
(Mixed Martial Artist, Actor and Former Professional Wrestler)
Quinton Jackson
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

Quinton Jackson is a mixed martial artist and former professional wrestler turned actor. He is famous for his eccentric personality traits and aggressive style of fighting. He is credited with making MMA a popular sport worldwide. As an actor, he has appeared in a few films, including Miss March and Bad Guys. He is a controversial person. 

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George Hamilton
14
Birthdate: August 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo

George Hamilton is a veteran American actor who has been active in the entertainment industry for almost seven decades during which he has appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows. In his youth, he was considered a fashion icon for his debonair style. A victim of child sexual abuse, he overcame a rough childhood to become a successful and popular personality.

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Leslie Jones
(Stand-up Comedian)
Leslie Jones
48
Birthdate: September 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Thomas Hearns
(American Former Professional Boxer)
Thomas Hearns
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra

Thomas Hearns is an American retired boxer who became the first boxer in the history of boxing to win world titles in five different weight classes. Nicknamed the Hitman, Thomas Hearns was named Fighter of the Year in 1980 by The Ring magazine. He was also named Fighter of the Year in 1984 by the Boxing Writers Association of America. 

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Rosanne Cash
(Country Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Breakout Single 'Seven Year Ache')
Rosanne Cash
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini

Rosanne Cash is an American singer-songwriter. The daughter of musician Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash followed in the footsteps of her father. Also a humanitarian, Cash supports many charitable organizations like Children, Incorporated, which supports young adults and children. She has also been a board member of an organization called Center To Prevent Youth Violence, which works towards preventing gun violence.

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Yo Gotti
(Rapper)
Yo Gotti
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Maurice White
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 4, 2016
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Chris Parnell
10
Birthdate: February 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Chris Parnell, son of popular voice-over artist Jack Parnell, gained fame as a Saturday Night Live comedian. He also starred as Dr. Leo Spaceman in 30 Rock and voiced Cyril Figgis in Archer and Jerry Smith in Rick and Morty. He has also narrated the PBS series WordGirl
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Leigh Anne Tuohy
(Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer)
Leigh Anne Tuohy
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Interior designer Leigh Anne Tuohy is also known as the adoptive mother of former NFL footballer Michael Oher. Their story inspired the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game and its movie adaptation, The Blind Side. She co-owns several food franchises, has co-written a book, and owns a non-profit.
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Lou Williams
(Basketball player)
Lou Williams
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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K Michelle
(Singer-songwriter who Rose to Fame as Breakout Star of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta')
K Michelle
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Lane Smith
(Actor)
Lane Smith
2
Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 13, 2005
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Herman Cain
(American Businessman and Conservative Politician)
Herman Cain
26
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 30, 2020

The son of a janitor and a domestic help, Herman Cain used his talent in math to join Purdue University. He had worked with the Navy and been an analyst for Coca-Cola. He later headed Pillsbury as its VP. He had announced his presidential candidacy in 2012 but later withdrew.

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Arthur Smith
(American Football player)
Arthur Smith
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Marjorie Finlay
(American Television Personality and Opera Singer)
Marjorie Finlay
2
Birthdate: October 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 1, 2003

Marjorie Finlay was an American television personality and opera singer. A coloratura soprano, she performed opera, concert, and supper club singing. Marjorie Finlay also had her own TV show, which had viewership in the USA and Europe.

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Clare Grant
(Actress)
Clare Grant
3
Birthdate: August 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Dan Schneider
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Birthdate: January 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn

TV producer, screenwriter, and actor, Dan Schneider, began his career as an actor in the 1980s with small roles in TV shows and films. Following a successful acting career, he immersed himself in behind-the-scenes work in production. He is the founder of the TV production company, Schneider's Bakery. He has also been involved in films.

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Clementine Ford
(Actress)
Clementine Ford
2
Birthdate: June 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Project Pat
(Rapper)
Project Pat
9
Birthdate: February 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Andrew Stevens
(Producer)
Andrew Stevens
1
Birthdate: June 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Bill Black
(Musician)
Bill Black
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 21, 1965
 36 
Anne Haney
(Actress)
Anne Haney
2
Birthdate: March 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 26, 2001
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David Johnson
(American football player)
David Johnson
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 38 
Red West
(American Actor, Film Stuntman and Songwriter)
Red West
1
Birthdate: March 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 18, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tony Pollard
(American football player)
Tony Pollard
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Michael Beck
(Actor)
Michael Beck
1
Birthdate: February 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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William Eggleston
(Photographer, Artist)
William Eggleston
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
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Elise Neal
(Actress)
Elise Neal
8
Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Donald Dunn
(Guitarist)
Donald Dunn
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 13, 2012
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Moneybagg Yo
(Rapper)
Moneybagg Yo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Rapper Demario DeWayne White Jr., better known as Moneybagg Yo, is known for his Billboard-charting projects Federal 3X, 2 Heartless, and Time Served. He owns a record label named Bread Gang Music and is also signed to Yo Gotti’s label. He has also won a Memphis Hip Hop Award.
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Stacy Carter
(Retired Professional Wrestler)
Stacy Carter
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Doug McMilon
(Entrepreneur)
Doug McMilon
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
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Tim McCarver
(Sportscaster)
Tim McCarver
1
Birthdate: October 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Alex Chilton
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer)
Alex Chilton
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 17, 2010
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Benjamin Flores Jr
(American Actor and Rapper)
Benjamin Flores Jr
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 24, 2002
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Dennis Green
(Actor known for Throg (2004))
Dennis Green
0
Birthdate: December 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius