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Steve Jobs
(Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of 'Apple')
Steve Jobs
177
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 5, 2011
A college dropout, Steve Jobs, went on to be regarded as the Father of the Digital World. The founder/co-founder of Apple Inc, Pixar Animation Studios and NeXT Inc was a passionate visionary who was responsible for the development of iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPad and the iPhone which ushered in a new era in the computer, music and film industries.
 2 
Clint Eastwood
(Among the World's Best Known and Most Successful Movie Stars)
Clint Eastwood
137
Birthdate: May 31, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
The quintessential Western man in the Hollywood movies, Clint Eastwood is regarded as the cultural icon of masculinity. Eastwood’s brilliant portrayal of tough, rugged, ruthless guy in the Western movies endeared him to the masses and brought him international fame.
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Bruce Lee
(The Most Influential Martial Artist of All Time)
Bruce Lee
112
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 20, 1973

An iconic actor and martial artist, Bruce Lee, in his short life, gained international fame and developed his own form of martial arts, Jeet Kune Do. In films, he debuted as a child actor and became a huge Hollywood star after the release of his last film Enter the Dragon.

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Natalie Wood
(Actress)
Natalie Wood
83
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 29, 1981

Amongst the top child artists of her generation, Natalie Wood garnered fame at the age of eight with the movie Miracle on 34th Street. Later, as an adult, she successfully established herself as a talented and sought after actress with movies like Splendor in the Grass and West Side Story. Her vibrant life came to an end after she died of drowning.

 5 
Jerry Garcia
(The Lead Guitarist and a Vocalist with the Rock Band the "Grateful Dead")
Jerry Garcia
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 9, 1995

Jerry Garcia had an illustrious 30-year career as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band the Grateful Dead. Rolling Stone ranked him 13th on their 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. He was known for his improvisations, participated in many side projects, and released several solo albums.

 6 
Robert Frost
(American Poet Who was Known for His Realistic Depictions of Rural Life)
Robert Frost
47
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 29, 1963

Robert Frost was an American poet. An influential poet, Frost was honored with four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry, the only poet to receive four such awards. One of America's public literary figures, Robert Frost received the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960. His works influenced other poets like Robert Francis, James Wright, Edward Thomas, Richard Wilbur, and Seamus Heaney.

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Liev Schreiber
(Actor & Producer)
Liev Schreiber
27
Birthdate: October 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra

Actor, director, and screenwriter, Liev Schreiber, is mainly known for his appearances in independent films. He had a difficult childhood and struggled a lot as a young man before destiny led him to the world of entertainment. Besides his work on the screen, Liev Schreiber has appeared in many Shakespearean plays.

 8 
Lisa Bonet
(Actress)
Lisa Bonet
75
Birthdate: November 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Actress and activist, Lisa Bonet, literally grew up in Hollywood! Introduced to modeling and acting as a small child, she landed the role of Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show and became a popular face. She soon entered films as well and enjoyed a moderately successful stint. Her daughter Zoë Isabella Kravitz is also a popular model cum actress.

 9 
Jason Kidd
(Former Basketball player at point guard position)
Jason Kidd
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jey Uso
(American Professional Wrestler)
Jey Uso
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Mel Blanc
(Known for His Voices of 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' & 'Porky Pig' During the Golden Age of American Animation)
Mel Blanc
10
Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 10, 1989

Mel Blanc was an American radio personality and voice actor. Dubbed The Man of a Thousand Voices, Blanc contributed immensely to the success of several theatrical cartoons by voicing famous characters, such as Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Barney Rubble, and Mr. Spacely. He was considered one of the most influential and important personalities in the voice acting industry.

 12 
Alicia Silverstone
34
Birthdate: October 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

Entering the entertainment world as a teenager in the early 1990s, actress Alicia Silverstone became internationally famous with her role in her film debut in The Crush. Despite gaining mainstream success in the 1990s, she chose to focus on smaller-scale films and theater in the next decade. She is a vegan and has published a vegan cookbook.

 13 
William Randolph Hearst
(Newspaper Baron)
William Randolph Hearst
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 29, 1863
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 14, 1951

William Randolph Hearst was an American newspaper publisher, businessman, and politician. He is credited with developing America's largest newspaper chain, Hearst Communications. Today, Hearst Communications has grown into a multinational business information and mass media conglomerate. William Randolph Hearst’s life and work inspired the creation of Charles Foster Kane, the main character in the 1941 drama film, Citizen Kane.

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Kirk Hammett
(Lead Guitarist for Heavy Metal Band 'Metallica')
Kirk Hammett
16
Birthdate: November 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Metallica, was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. He was previously part of the group Exodus. His collection of horror memorabilia was released as a book, and he also started an annual horror convention.
 15 
Dian Fossey
(Zoologist, Conservationist)
Dian Fossey
14
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 26, 1985
Zoologist, primatologist, and conservationist Dian Fossey conducted research on mountain gorillas in Rwanda from 1966 until she was murdered in 1985. She was part of the Trimates assigned to study apes by paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey. She wrote Gorillas in the Mist, which was later turned into a film.
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Leslie Mann
(Actress)
Leslie Mann
18
Birthdate: March 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries

Leslie Mann is one of the most bankable American actresses, with many of her films grossing millions of dollars at the box office. Also well-known for her charity work, Leslie Mann supports non-profit organizations like 826LA. Leslie and her husband Judd Apatow have been honored multiple times for their philanthropic contributions.

 17 
Rob Schneider
(Stand-up Comedian & Veteran of The Comedy Series 'Saturday Night Live')
Rob Schneider
40
Birthdate: October 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio

A multifaceted personality, Rob Schneider is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. Beginning his career with the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, he proceeded to act in films, first appearing in supporting roles and then graduating to starring roles. He is an outspoken critic of childhood vaccinations. His daughter, Elle King, is a popular musician.

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MacKenzie Scott
(Novelist, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos)
MacKenzie Scott
30
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Aisha Tyler
(Actress, TV Host)
Aisha Tyler
27
Birthdate: September 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo

Aisha Tyler is credited with co-founding an all-female a cappella group called Dartmouth Rockapellas, which aimed at spreading social awareness through music. She later became a prominent actress, playing important roles in popular TV series like Criminal Minds and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Aisha Tyler is also an ardent advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement and LGBTQ rights.

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Danny Glover
(Known for His Lead Role as Roger Murtaugh in the 'Lethal Weapon' Film Series)
Danny Glover
22
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer

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.

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Shirley Jackson
(American Writer Known Primarily for Her Works of Horror and Mystery)
Shirley Jackson
21
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 8, 1965
Shirley Jackson redefined the genres of horror and mystery through her works, which include over 200 short stories and six novels. Her iconic novel The Haunting of Hill House was made into a popular Netflix series and several movies, including the 1963 and 1999 versions of The Haunting
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Benjamin Bratt
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as Detective ‘Rey Curtis’ on the TV Series ‘Law & Order’)
Benjamin Bratt
21
Birthdate: December 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Benjamin Bratt is best known for his Emmy-nominated role of Detective Rey Curtis in Law & Order. He has also played major roles in the series Private Practice and the films Miss Congeniality, Piñero, and Traffic. He also produced the critically acclaimed film Dolores. He supports Native American causes.
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Ali Wong
(Actress)
Ali Wong
12
Birthdate: April 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Eric Dane
(Actor)
Eric Dane
14
Birthdate: November 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Eric Dane is an actor who established himself in the American film and TV industry after battling problems, such as the demise of his father when he was still very young and drug addiction and depression later in his life. Before enrolling himself to a rehabilitation center, Dane made headlines when a video featuring him nude and using drugs surfaced. 

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Isadora Duncan
(American Dancer and Choreographer)
Isadora Duncan
10
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 14, 1927

Isadora Duncan was a dancer acclaimed in USA, Europe, and the Soviet Union. Raised by a single mother, she grew up in poverty and started teaching dance to children to earn some money. She later joined Augustin Daly's theater company. Eventually, she opened her own dance schools to teach her unique philosophy and techniques to her students. 

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Jimmy Uso
(American Professional Wrestler Best-Known for His Tag Team 'The Usos' with His Twin Brother 'Jey Uso')
Jimmy Uso
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Jimmy Uso, a member of the Samoan Anoaʻi family of wrestlers and son of former WWE legend Rikishi, is part of the wrestling duo The Usos, which includes his twin brother, Jey Uso. The twins compete for the SmackDown brand of WWE and have won several tag team championships.
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Tucker Carlson
(Political Commentator Who has Hosted The Nightly Political Talk Show 'Tucker Carlson Tonight')
Tucker Carlson
83
Birthdate: May 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus

Television presenter and political commentator, Tucker Carlson, is both a popular and controversial figure. His support for Donald Trump has made him popular among Republicans while his racist, misogynistic, and anti-immigration stance has earned him the ire of progressive citizens. He is the author of two books, one of which is a New York Times #1 bestseller.

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Kimberly Guilfoyle
(American Television Personality and Advisor to the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump)
Kimberly Guilfoyle
42
Birthdate: March 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces

One of the prominent speakers at the Republican National Convention 2020 and a vocal supporter of American President, Donald Trump, Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle is a senior advisor and top fundraiser at Trump’s re-election campaign. A former deputy district attorney, prosecutor, legal analyst at CNN and TV host at Fox News, Guilfoyle is rumoured to be the Donald Trump Jr.’s partner.  

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Andre Ward
(Former Professional Boxer)
Andre Ward
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces

Andre Ward is an American retired boxer who held several world titles in two weight divisions. When he was the light heavyweight champion, Andre Ward was adjudged the best active boxer, pound for pound, by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Credited with winning an Olympic gold for America, Andre Ward was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2021.

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Bill Bixby
(Best Known for as Dr. David Banner in The TV Series 'The Incredible Hulk')
Bill Bixby
6
Birthdate: January 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 21, 1993
Actor/director/game-show panelist Bill Bixby is best known as Tim O'Hara from My Favorite Martian, as Anthony Blake from The Magician, and as Dr. David Banner from The Incredible Hulk. He has also delivered Emmy-nominated performances in the series Rich Man, Poor Man and The Courtship of Eddie's Father.
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David Strathairn
6
Birthdate: January 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Recipient of several awards and accolades, David Strathairn is an eminent American actor. Distinguished for his prolific body of work, he earned various accolades, including Academy Award nomination for his performance in Good Night, and Good Luck. Return of the Secaucus 7 marked his screen debut. He gained prominence with roles in City of Hope, Limbo and Eight Men Out.
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Nancy Wilson
(Guitarist and Backing Vocalist in the Rock Band 'Heart')
Nancy Wilson
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces

Nancy Wilson is a celebrated musician, singer, songwriter and composer.  A guitar virtuoso from the age of ten, she joined the rock band Heart in early 1970s, releasing numerous albums with them. She released her first solo studio album in 2021.

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Darren Criss
(Known for His Role on The TV Series 'Glee')
Darren Criss
26
Birthdate: February 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Darren Criss is a popular American actor and singer-songwriter. Darren Criss is also known as the founder of a musical theater company called StarKid Productions and the co-founder of a music festival called Elsie Fest. Also known for his charity work, Darren Criss has performed at many charity benefits and is a supporter of LGBT rights and The Trevor Project.

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Jeffrey Tambor
(Awarded a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Pfefferman.)
Jeffrey Tambor
8
Birthdate: July 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
 35 
Courtney Thorne-Smith
16
Birthdate: November 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Courtney Thorne-Smith is best known for her performances as Alison Parker in Melrose Place, as Georgia Thomas in Ally McBeal, and as Lyndsey McElroy in Two and a Half Men. She has also written a novel named Outside In and has been a spokesperson for the Atkins diet.
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Yokozuna
(Professional Wrestler)
Yokozuna
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 23, 2000
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 37 
Margaret Cho
(Actress & Comedian Known for Her Role in 'All-American Girl' and '30 Rock')
Margaret Cho
19
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Stand-up comedian, actress, and fashion designer Margaret Cho is best known for creating and starring in the ABC sitcom All-American Girl. She had a difficult childhood marred by sexual abuse and struggled for years to build a successful career. Besides comedy, she has her own clothing line. She actively supports women’s rights and LGBTQA+ rights. 

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BD Wong
(Actor)
BD Wong
14
Birthdate: October 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 39 
Lauv
(Known for His Hit Single ‘I Like Me Better’ and Album ‘I Met You When I Was 18’)
Lauv
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo

Lauv is an independent singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his compilation album, I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist). Obsessed with music from a young age, he played in several bands as a teenager. He studied music technology at New York University's Steinhardt School before beginning his career.

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Kevin Pollak
(Actor, Comedian and Impressionist Known for His Films ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’)
Kevin Pollak
7
Birthdate: October 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Kevin Pollak is an American actor, impressionist, comedian, and podcast host. He is best known for playing Moishe Maisel in the popular, Emmy Award-winning TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which he has received a couple of Screen Actors Guild Awards. Kevin Pollak is also an avid poker player who participated in the 2012 World Series of Poker.

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Pete Carroll
(American football coach)
Pete Carroll
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Rikishi
(American Professional Wrestler)
Rikishi
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 43 
Stephen Breyer
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1994 to 2022)
Stephen Breyer
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo

Stephen Breyer is an American lawyer, legal scholar, and jurist. Since August 1994, Breyer has been serving as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court after being nominated by President Bill Clinton in May 1994. He is also credited with writing several influential textbooks while working as a lecturer and law professor at Harvard Law School in the 1960s. 

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Marla Sokoloff
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lucy Hatcher’ in the TV Series ‘The Practice’)
Marla Sokoloff
1
Birthdate: December 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Marla Sokoloff is best known as Lucy Hatcher from The Practice and as Gia Mahan from Full House and its Netflix spin-off, Fuller House. She has also played a minor role in Friends and been part of movies such as True CrimeDude, Where's My Car?, and Whatever It Takes.
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Cheryl Burke
(American Dancer Who Became the First Female Professional to Win the TV Show 'Dancing with the Stars')
Cheryl Burke
11
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus

Cheryl Burke is an American dancer, TV host, and model. Best known for appearing as a professional dancer on the popular dance competition TV series Dancing with the Stars, Burke became the first professional to win two consecutive seasons. In 2008, she set up her dance studio and created her own line of sportswear in 2009.

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Courtney Love
(Singer-Songwriter Who Co-Founded the Band ‘Hole’ and Also Served as its Lead Vocalist)
Courtney Love
35
Birthdate: July 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer

Courtney Love is an American singer-songwriter, widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the alternative rock and grunge music scenes of the last three decades. Known for her distinctive style and confrontational lyrics, Love has been a major influence on aspiring female rock musicians across the world. She is also an ardent supporter of LGBT rights.

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Aya Cash
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Gretchen Cutler’ in the TV Series ‘You're the Worst’)
Aya Cash
4
Birthdate: July 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer

From working as a full-time waitress to becoming a prominent actress in Hollywood, Aya Cash's journey has been quite incredible and inspiring. As someone with humble beginnings, Aya Cash knows the importance of giving back to society, hence she works closely with a non-profit organization called INARA, which helps war-wounded refugee children receive medical help.

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Genevieve Padalecki
(Actress)
Genevieve Padalecki
6
Birthdate: January 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Robert McNamara
(Former United States Secretary of Defense)
Robert McNamara
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 6, 2009
Robert McNamara was the U.S. secretary of defense from 1961 to 1968. He supported the Gulf of Tonkin resolution to engage the U.S. forces in the Vietnam War. He was also one of the “Whiz Kids” who worked for Ford Motors. He was the president of the World Bank, too.
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Krystal Jung
(Singer, Actress and Member of the South Korean Girl Group ‘F(x)’)
Krystal Jung
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Krystal Jung gained fame as part of the South Korean girl group f(x) and then performed for SM the Ballad. Jung has also delivered award-winning performances in series such as The Heirs, The Bride of Habaek, and My Lovely Girl, and has been cast in the Chinese film Unexpected Love.