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Kobe Bryant
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Kobe Bryant
472
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 26, 2020

The former professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant, was drafted into NBA immediately after his school and went on to become one of the most successful basketball players of his generation. During his career of two decades, the Los Angeles Lakers player created numerous new records. He authored a book and one of his poems even inspired an animated short film.

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Will Smith
(American Actor and Rapper)
Will Smith
263
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra

The charismatic, versatile and bankable American artist, Will Smith, tasted early success with rapping. A successful transition into films and television soon followed and made Smith a phenomenal success. With solid earnings, he has also frequently secured himself a place in the list of highest paid actors in world.

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Kevin Hart
(Comedian)
Kevin Hart
161
Birthdate: July 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer

American comedian and actor, Kevin Hart attained fame as a stand-up comic and then established himself as a leading comedic actor on the big screen with films like Get Hard, About Last Night, Ride Along and The Wedding Ringer. He has also been part of two Jumanji films. He was critically acclaimed for the 2019 comedy-drama film The Upside.

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Grace Kelly
(Former Actress and Princess Consort of Monaco (1956 - 1982))
Grace Kelly
94
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 14, 1982

Aptly named by her parents, Grace Kelly was one of the most graceful and talented actresses of her era, starring in 11 feature films and over 60 TV productions. A darling of Alfred Hitchcock movies, this Oscar winning actress left her successful Hollywood career after her wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and thus became the Princess of Monaco.

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Wilt Chamberlain
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players Who Played as a Center)
Wilt Chamberlain
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 12, 1999
One of the greatest basketball players of all time, Wilt Chamberlain created numerous records and won two championships during his fourteen years career. The legendary player, first drafted by Philadelphia Warriors, later played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers. After retirement, he ventured into business, played volleyball, appeared in commercials and movie and even published his autobiography.
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Richard Gere
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'American Gigolo', 'Pretty Woman' and 'Chicago')
Richard Gere
58
Birthdate: August 31, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo

Richard Gere's performance in the movie American Gigolo cemented his position as a sex symbol in the 1980s. He also established himself as a leading man, becoming one of Hollywood's most bankable and popular actors during the '90s. One of the most dedicated actors, he learned karate for his role in An Officer and a Gentleman and tap dance for Chicago.

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Lil Uzi Vert
(Rapper Known for His Debut Single "Money Longer")
Lil Uzi Vert
101
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 31, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo

Lil Uzi Vert is an American rapper whose music is defined by dark subject matters, which complements his androgynous fashion, eccentric hairstyles, facial piercings, and face tattoos. Lil Uzi Vert has often courted controversy by saying phrases associated with Satanism and adding satanic imagery to his Instagram account. He has also been accused of worshipping Satan.

 8 
Noam Chomsky
(A Major Figure in Analytic Philosophy Who is Also Known as 'The Father of Modern Linguistics')
Noam Chomsky
74
Birthdate: December 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Regarded by many as the father of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky has authored over 100 books on varied topics, such as politics, linguistics, and war. A multi-talented personality, Noam Chomsky is considered a popular figure in analytic philosophy. Apart from influencing a wide array of academic fields, he has also contributed to the development of cognitivism.

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Gia Carangi
(First Women to Be Titled as Supermodel)
Gia Carangi
44
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 18, 1986

A model who was active during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gia Carangi was considered by many to be one of the first supermodels. She was featured on the covers of multiple fashion magazines, including editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She also worked with various famous designers. She died of AIDS at the young age of 26.

 10 
Kevin Norwood Bacon
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Birthdate: July 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer

Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor well-known for his work in the film and TV industry. One of the most versatile and talented actors of his generation, Bacon was named in The Guardian as one of the best actors to have never received an Oscar nomination. Also a philanthropist, Kevin Bacon established a charitable foundation called SixDegrees.org in 2007.

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Bob Saget
(Stand-up Comedian)
Bob Saget
76
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 9, 2022

Bob Saget was an American actor, director, television host, and stand-up comedian. Renowned for his adult-oriented stand-up comedy routine, Saget hosted popular TV shows, such as America's Funniest Home Videos. Also known for his charity work, Bob Saget served as one of the members of the board of the non-profit organization, Scleroderma Research Foundation.

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Marshmello
(DJ Famous for Wearing a Helmet Resembling a Marshmallow)
Marshmello
111
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus

Marshmello is an American DJ and electronic music producer. In 2017, he was named as one of the world's highest-paid DJs by Forbes magazine. He wears a custom helmet, which looks like a marshmallow, for public appearances, and his identity was unknown at the beginning of his career. He is also a well-known philanthropist and a generous donator.

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Todd Rundgren
(Multi-instrumentalist and Member of The Rock Band 'Utopia")
Todd Rundgren
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer

Todd Rundgren is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is credited with forming popular rock bands, such as Utopia and Nazz. Regarded as a pioneer in the fields of progressive rock, electronic music, Internet music delivery, and music videos, Todd Rundgren's works, such as A Wizard, a True Star remain influential in the world of music.

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Victoria Pedretti
(Actress)
Victoria Pedretti
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Birthdate: March 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
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Lisa Lopes
(Rapper, Singer and Member of the R&B Girl Group 'TLC')
Lisa Lopes
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 25, 2002

Lisa Lopes, popularly known as “Left Eye,” was a member of the Grammy-winning hip-hop/R&B girl band TLC. Apart from rapping and singing, she also co-wrote songs and managed the band’s outfits, album titles, and artworks. Lopes died in a car accident in Honduras, leaving behind her incomplete second solo album.

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Bernard Hopkins
(One of the Most Successful Professional Boxers in American History)
Bernard Hopkins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Bernard Hopkins is an American retired boxer who held several world championships between 2001 to 2012 in two weight classes. Nicknamed The Executioner, Hopkins is widely regarded as one of the modern era's greatest boxers. A highly strategic boxer, Bernard Hopkins was also renowned for his speed, power, and counterpunching skills.

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Jim Croce
(Folk and Rock Singer Best Known for His Third album 'You Don't Mess Around with Jim')
Jim Croce
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 20, 1973

Jim Croce was an American rock and folk singer-songwriter. At the peak of his popularity, Jim Croce died in a plane crash at age 30. Many of his works were released posthumously and achieved popularity. Jim Croce's music has been used in many popular films, such as The Hangover Part II, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Hobbs & Shaw.

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Holland Taylor
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Birthdate: January 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Acclaimed American actress and playwright, Holland Taylor is known for her performance in television series Two and a Half Men and The Practice and films like The Truman Show and Legally Blonde. The Emmy award winning actress, began her career working extensively in stage productions like The Cocktail Hour. Her other notable theatre performance is the solo play Ann.
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Meek Mill
(Rapper Known for His Debut Album 'Dreams & Nightmares' which Peaked at No.2 at The US Billboard 200)
Meek Mill
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Rapper Meek Mill initially performed with the group The Bloodhoundz. His debut album was featured at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. He has released Billboard-charting tracks such as Amen and Going Bad, both featuring Drake. His brushes with the law inspired the documentary Free Meek.
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Kyle Lowry
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the 'Point Guard' Position)
Kyle Lowry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries

A six-time NBA All-Star, Kyle Lowry has been an important player for the Canadian professional basketball team Toronto Raptors since 2012; he helped the team win their first NBA championship in 2019. Also a prominent player for the US national team, Kyle Lowry was part of the US team that won the Olympic gold in 2016.

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Tammi Terrell
(Known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye)
Tammi Terrell
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 16, 1970
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Jaeden Lieberher
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Birthdate: January 4, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Blythe Danner
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Isabelle Huffstodt’ in the TV Series ‘Huff’)
Blythe Danner
15
Birthdate: February 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Blythe Danner, mother of Gwyneth Paltrow, won two Emmys for playing Izzy in Huffstodt on Huff and a Tony for the play Butterflies Are Free. Fans loved her in Will & Grace, and Meet the Parents and its sequels. She works for oral cancer awareness and is an avid environmentalist.
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Eve
(Rapper)
Eve
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Jill Scott
(Singer-songwriter)
Jill Scott
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Sidney Lumet
(Prolific Filmaker of the Modern Era Known for Eliciting Strong Performances From His Cast Members)
Sidney Lumet
5
Birthdate: June 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 9, 2011
Academy Honorary Award-winning director/producer Sidney Lumet is best known for directing iconic films such as 12 Angry Men and Dog Day Afternoon. He began his career with Off-Broadway productions. He later worked in multiple films with Sean Connery and came to be known as an "actor's director."
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Jesse Watters
(Political Commentator Who Appeared on the Political Talk Show ‘The O'Reilly Factor’)
Jesse Watters
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Birthdate: July 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jesse Watters is best known for his aggressive ambush journalism and for his vox pop interviews featured in the "Watters' World” segment of the show The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News. A seasoned political commentator, he has also hosted the talk shows The Five and Outnumbered.

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Jack Klugman
(Stage, Film and Television Actor)
Jack Klugman
10
Birthdate: April 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 24, 2012

Jack Klugman was an American actor best known for playing Oscar Madison in the popular TV series The Odd Couple, for which he received a Golden Globe Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Apart from being an actor, Klugman was also a Thoroughbred racing fan and owned a Thoroughbred racehorse named Jaklin Klugman, which competed in the 1980 Kentucky Derby.

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Katrina Law
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Mira’ in the TV Series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ and ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’)
Katrina Law
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Birthdate: September 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Katrina Law is best known as Nyssa al Ghul from Arrow, Quinn Liu from Hawaii Five-0, and Mira from the first and second seasons of the series Spartacus. She had earlier been named Miss New Jersey Teen USA and has also acted in films such as Apparition and Lucky Numbers.
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Tara Lipinski
(American Former Competitive Figure Skater, Actress And Sports Commentator)
Tara Lipinski
13
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Adam F. Goldberg
(Producer and Writer Known for His TV Series ‘The Goldbergs’)
Adam F. Goldberg
10
Birthdate: April 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
TV/film producer and writer Adam F. Goldberg has created popular shows such as Breaking In, Schooled, Imaginary Mary, and The Goldbergs. He has also written for animated projects such as The Jetsons and Monsters vs. Aliens, and produced movies such as The Comebacks and Daddy Day Camp.
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Questlove
(Musician)
Questlove
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Katherine Moennig
(Actress)
Katherine Moennig
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Birthdate: December 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Frankie Avalon
(Actor and Singer Best Known for His 1959 Hit Songs ‘Venus’ and ‘Why’)
Frankie Avalon
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Frankie Avalon gained fame with his Billboard-charting singles Venus and Why. He was also part of various Beach Party movies, teaming up with actor Annette Funicello. He is also known for his role in the stage production of Grease. He later launched a cosmetic brand and also published a cookbook.
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Teller
(Magician and Illusionist Best Known as One-Half of the Comedy Magic Duo ‘Penn & Teller’)
Teller
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius

American magician and illusionist Teller is most noted for his performance with Penn Jillette as half of the famous comedy magic duo Penn & Teller. Works of Teller also includes featuring in the series Penn & Teller: Bullshit! with Jillette; co-directing and incorporating stage magic techniques in the plays Macbeth and The Tempest; and directing the documentary film Tim's Vermeer. 

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Sherman Hemsley
(Actor)
Sherman Hemsley
9
Birthdate: February 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 24, 2012
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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John Barrymore
(Best Known for His Silent Films: ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘The Sea Beast’)
John Barrymore
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Birthdate: February 15, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 29, 1942
John Barrymore, father of actor Drew Barrymore, began his career as a stage actor, appearing in plays such as Hamlet. He was nicknamed “the Great Profile” and starred in films such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Sherlock Holmes. He struggled with alcoholism throughout his life.
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Holly Robinson Peete
(Actress)
Holly Robinson Peete
17
Birthdate: September 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Marvin Harrison
(American Football Player)
Marvin Harrison
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Linda Fiorentino
11
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces

Linda Fiorentino is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Bridget Gregory in the 1994 neo-noir erotic thriller film The Last Seduction, for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a couple of prestigious awards, including the New York Film Critics Circle Award.

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Mark Levin
(Lawyer, Author and Host of Radio Show ‘The Mark Levin Show’ and TV Show ‘Life, Liberty & Levin’)
Mark Levin
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Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo

Mark Levin is an American lawyer and radio personality. He hosts popular shows, such as The Mark Levin Show and Life, Liberty & Levin. Since 2015, he has been contributing immensely as the editor-in-chief of the popular American website Conservative Review. Also a well-known author, Mark Levin has written seven New York Times best-selling books.

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Gary Dourdan
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Birthdate: December 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Gary Dourdan is best known as Warrick Brown from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Shazza Zulu from A Different World. He also portrayed Mickey Monroe in the film Righteous Villains. He previously worked as a doorman at a rehearsal studio. He owns a huge collection of vintage cars.
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Lionel Barrymore
(Actor & Director Best Known for His Role as ‘Mr. Potter’ in the Film ‘It's a Wonderful Life’)
Lionel Barrymore
5
Birthdate: April 28, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 15, 1954

One of the earliest members of the famous Barrymore family of actors, Lionel Barrymore remains best known for his portrayal of Mr. Potter in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. Unlike many of his descendants, Barrymore also composed music. For his contribution to motion picture and radio, Barrymore was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Quinta Brunson
(American Writer, Comedian, and Actress Known for Her TV Series ‘Abbott Elementary’)
Quinta Brunson
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Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Molly Ephraim
(Actress)
Molly Ephraim
13
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Larry Fine
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Team the ‘Three Stooges’)
Larry Fine
9
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 24, 1975
Louis Feinberg, or Larry Fine, soared to stardom as a member of the comedy group The Three Stooges, appearing in movies such as Disorder in the Court and Men in Black. He was known for his signature frizzy hair and his violin skills. He had previously been a boxer.
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Road Warrior Animal
(Professional Wrestler)
Road Warrior Animal
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Man Ray
(Modernist Artist)
Man Ray
9
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 27, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 18, 1976

Famous photographer, painter and filmmaker, Man Ray was the sole American who was a significant part of both the Dada and Surrealist movements. Despite his contributions in various artistic mediums, he is best remembered as a photographer who popularised solarisation and Rayographs techniques. He also made films including the Surrealist classic L’Étoile de mer and published his autobiography Self-Portrait.

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David Dastmalchian
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Birthdate: July 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Chuck Barris
(Game Show Host)
Chuck Barris
6
Birthdate: June 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 21, 2017

Game show creator, producer, and host Chuck Barris began his career at NBC in New York City as a page. Brilliant and creative, he moved up the ranks in the entertainment industry and was soon producing music for TV shows. He then opened his own production company and went ahead to gain fame as a game show creator.