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Maya Angelou
(American Poet and Civil Rights Activist Known for Her Autobiography ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’)
Maya Angelou
62
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 28, 2014
Poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was a champion for black feminism and is best remembered for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and over 50 honorary degrees was also a child sex abuse survivor.
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Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)
Chuck Berry
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry was an American singer-songwriter. Referred to as the Father of Rock and Roll, Berry is credited with pioneering rock and roll music. He is also credited with influencing the attitude with which the rock music lifestyle is usually associated. Also revered for his guitaring skills, Berry is often included in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time.

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Josephine Baker
(First Black Woman to Star in a Major Motion Picture, the 1927 Silent Film 'Siren of the Tropics')
Josephine Baker
40
Birthdate: June 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 12, 1975
Nicknamed Black Pearl and Creole Goddess, Josephine Baker was the first Black woman to appear in a motion picture. She was a revue dancer, famous for her signature banana costume. A civil rights activist, she helped the French military during World War II. She adopted 12 children of different ethnicities.
 4 
T. S. Eliot
(Best Known as a Leader of the Modernist Movement in Poetry)
T. S. Eliot
74
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 26, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 4, 1965
American-born British poet T. S. Eliot is best remembered for his poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, and Ash Wednesday, and his plays such as Murder in the Cathedral. He won the Nobel Prize for literature and became a prominent figure of Modernist poetry.  
 5 
Evan Peters
118
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius

American actor, Evan Peters, is best known for portraying different characters in eight out of the nine season of the popular horror anthology series American Horror Story. He played the mutant Quicksilver in the superhero films X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Dark Phoenix. Peters, whose debut film won him an award, has also appeared in various television commercials.

 6 
Jon Hamm
(Best Known for His Role of 'Don Draper' in TV Series 'Mad Men')
Jon Hamm
29
Birthdate: March 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces

Regarded as a sex symbol, Jon Hamm is known for his looks as much as for his acting skills. He has been named in lists like People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive and Salon.com's Sexiest Man Living. As far as his career is concerned, he has been an influential actor, having won awards like Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

 7 
Yogi Berra
(One of the Greatest Catchers in Baseball History)
Yogi Berra
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 22, 2015
Baseball catcher Yogi Berra is remembered for his long-running association with the MLB team New York Yankees. The 18-time All Star had won 10 World Series championships, too. He also won the American League MVP thrice. He was famous for his malapropisms such as “It ain't over 'til it's over.”
 8 
Redd Foxx
(Comedian)
Redd Foxx
18
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 11, 1991
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Candace Parker
(Basketball Player)
Candace Parker
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
Akon
(Solo R&B and Hip-Hop Artist to Hold Both No.1 & No.2 Position at Billboard Hot 100 Simultaneously Twice)
Akon
53
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

Akon is one of the most successful R&B, hip hop and rap singers in the world. His albums Trouble, Konvicted, Freedom, El Negreeto and Akonda have many chartbusters songs. He has also founded record labels Akonik Label Group, KonLive Distribution and Konvict Mizik. He courted controversy in 2007 for an onstage act involving simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl.

 11 
Michael McDonald
(Singer-Songwriter)
Michael McDonald
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 12 
Jayson Tatum
(American Professional Basketball Player)
Jayson Tatum
51
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces

American basketball player Jayson Tatum was one of the best players in his school basketball team and played for the Duke University’s team, Duke Blue Devils, before being drafted by Boston Celtics of the NBA in 2017. Jayson Tatum is fast becoming one of Celtic’s most impactful player and also has the potential to become an NBA superstar.

 13 
Taylor Momsen
(Actress & Frontwoman Of The Rock Band The Pretty Reckless)
Taylor Momsen
57
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo

Taylor Momsen is an American model, singer-songwriter, and former actress. She started her career as a child actress and became famous for playing Cindy Lou Who in the comedy film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She then quit acting to focus on music; over the years, she has been contributing to the success of the rock band The Pretty Reckless.

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James Gunn
(Director Known for His Films: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ and ‘The Suicide Squad’)
James Gunn
29
Birthdate: August 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo

At the age of 12, James Gunn started making 8 mm zombie films in the woods near his home along with his brothers. What started as a fun activity, eventually helped Gunn establish a career in filmmaking. Apart from filmmaking and acting, he is also interested in music and writing; he founded a band in 1989 and wrote a novel in 2000.

 15 
Shelley Winters
(American Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and 'A Patch of Blue')
Shelley Winters
5
Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 14, 2006

Shelley Winters was an American actress who contributed immensely to all the three major acting mediums in a career spanning almost sixty years. The winner of two Academy Awards, Shelley Winters remained popular throughout her life. She was also known for her much-publicized personal life, which included her four marriages and the romance with actor Farley Granger.

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Vincent Price
9
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 25, 1993

Vincent Price was an American actor who was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Remembered for his iconic voice, Price narrated many animation films and documentaries. His life inspired Tim Burton to direct a stop-motion film titled Vincent. Since he was also an ardent art collector, The Vincent Price Art Museum is named in his honor.

 17 
Jack Dorsey
(The Co-Founder & Former CEO of 'Twitter')
Jack Dorsey
60
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio

As the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey continues to influence the lives of millions around the world. Also a well-known philanthropist, Dorsey is credited with funding 600 public school projects in Missouri. A prolific donator, Jack Dorsey has donated $24 million as part of various relief efforts. He also donated $10 million to Boston University.

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Kevin Kline
(Academy Award-Winning Actor, Who Has Also Appeared in Several Productions of Shakespeare's Plays)
Kevin Kline
24
Birthdate: October 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline initially studied the piano and even wished to major in music, before he switched to acting. Known for his stellar performances in films such as A Fish Called Wanda, Silverado, and French Kiss. He has also voiced characters in movies such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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Sterling K. Brown
(Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘The People V. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story’)
Sterling K. Brown
17
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Sterling K. Brown is best known as Christopher Darden from The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Randall Pearson from This Is Us. Named to TIME 100, he also became the first Black actor to win the Golden Globe for the “Best Actor in a TV Drama.” 
 20 
Scott Bakula
(Actor best known for his roles in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise.)
Scott Bakula
15
Birthdate: October 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Max Scherzer
(Baseball player)
Max Scherzer
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 22 
Doris Roberts
(American Actress Who Had a Long Career Spanning Seven Decades)
Doris Roberts
14
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 17, 2016

Five-time Emmy Award-winning actor Doris Roberts is best remembered as Marie Barone from the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and as Mildred Krebs from Remington Steele. She also appeared on various talk/game shows and in films such as The Honeymoon Killers. She was a prominent animal rights activist, too.

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Linda Blair
(Actress)
Linda Blair
17
Birthdate: January 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Sean Gunn
(Actor)
Sean Gunn
16
Birthdate: May 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Martha Gellhorn
(Novelist & Travel writer)
Martha Gellhorn
16
Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 15, 1998
 26 
SZA
(American Singer-Songwriter)
SZA
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Solána Imani Rowe, popularly known as SZA, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. While SZA's music incorporates elements of hip hop, soul, cloud rap, and chillwave, her songs revolve around themes of abandonment, nostalgia, and sexuality. A recipient of BMI Awards and NAACP Image Awards, SZA has also received nominations for an Academy Award and nine Grammy Awards.

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William S. Burroughs
(Best Known for His Third Novel 'Naked Lunch')
William S. Burroughs
14
Birthdate: February 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 2, 1997
Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs soared to fame with his novels Junkie and Naked Lunch, with the latter being at the center of a censorship issue. Also known by his pseudonym, "William Lee," he exhibited artwork such as the Gunshot Paintings. He accidentally shot and killed his second wife.
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Betty Grable
(Actress and Dancer Best Known for Her Films: ‘Mother Wore Tights’ and ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’)
Betty Grable
6
Birthdate: December 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 2, 1973

Betty Grable was one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. She starred in numerous big-budget movies and was at one point the highest-salaried American woman. She began her career as a preteen and gained prominence as a young woman. A celebrated sex symbol, she was the number-one pin-up girl of World War II. 

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Joyce Meyer
(Author)
Joyce Meyer
53
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Charismatic Christian author, televangelist, and motivational speaker Joyce Meyer is the president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. She has written countless self-help and religious books, including The Penny: A Novel. She is also known for her widely broadcast TV program Enjoying Everyday Life. She owns many homes and a private jet.
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Phyllis Smith
(Actress and Casting Associate Best Known for Her Role as ‘Phyllis Vance’ in the TV Series ‘The Office’)
Phyllis Smith
8
Birthdate: July 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer

Phyllis Smith is an American actress best known for portraying Phyllis Vance in the popular mockumentary TV series, The Office, for which she received a couple of Screen Actors Guild Awards. Also known for her skills as a voice actress, Smith was honored with the prestigious Annie Award for voicing Sadness in the 2015 computer-animated comedy film, Inside Out.

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Michael Spinks
( The First Reigning Light Heavyweight World Champion to Win the Heavyweight Title)
Michael Spinks
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Andy Cohen
(Television Show Host)
Andy Cohen
12
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
TV producer Andy Cohen is best known as the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He is the first openly gay host of a late-night talk show. He hosts Radio Andy and has produced shows such as Top Chef and the Real Housewives franchise.
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Annie Wersching
(Actress)
Annie Wersching
5
Birthdate: March 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Robert Guillaume
(Actor)
Robert Guillaume
6
Birthdate: November 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 24, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Mary Wickes
(Actress)
Mary Wickes
5
Birthdate: June 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 22, 1995

Mary Wickes was an American actress who often played professional women, housekeepers, and nuns in films and TV series. A tall woman with a distinctive voice, Wickes proved to be a popular comedian. She was often cast to play wisecracking characters, such as Nurse Dora Pickford in the 1942 drama film Now, Voyager.

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T Bone Burnett
(American Record Producer, Guitarist and Songwriter)
T Bone Burnett
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 37 
Kevin Nealon
(Actor, Comedian and Former Cast Member on ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Kevin Nealon
13
Birthdate: November 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Kevin Nealon gained fame as part of Saturday Night Live and many of Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison films. He has also voiced the titular character in Glenn Martin, DDS and been part of the series Man with a Plan. An avid animal rights activist, he has been associated with PETA.
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Bradley Beal
(Basketball player)
Bradley Beal
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 39 
Bert Convy
(Actor and Host of Game Shows: ‘Tattletales’, ‘Super Password’ and ‘Win, Lose or Draw’)
Bert Convy
12
Birthdate: July 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 15, 1991

Bert Convy was an American actor, game show host, and singer. He is best remembered for hosting popular game shows, such as Win, Lose or Draw, Tattletales, and Super Password. After establishing himself as a TV personality, Bert Convy tried his hand at acting and played important roles in films like A Bucket of Blood, Gunman's Walk, and Susan Slade.

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Jo Jo White
(Basketball Player)
Jo Jo White
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 16, 2018
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Harry Caray
(Sports commentator)
Harry Caray
10
Birthdate: March 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 18, 1998
 42 
Douglas Pitt
(Businessman, Brother of Brad Pitt)
Douglas Pitt
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Douglas Pitt initially founded ServiceWorld Computer Center and later established the Pitt Development Group. He has served as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania since 2010. He also founded the charity Care To Learn and has been part of the water-oriented group WorldServe International
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Nathaniel Rateliff
(Singer-songwriter)
Nathaniel Rateliff
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
 44 
Colin Donnell
(Actor)
Colin Donnell
8
Birthdate: October 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Nick Bockwinkel
(Professional Wrestler Remembred as One of the All-Time Great Heel Champions)
Nick Bockwinkel
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 14, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 46 
Marsha Mason
(Actress)
Marsha Mason
2
Birthdate: April 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Mircea Monroe
(Actress)
Mircea Monroe
6
Birthdate: March 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Virginia Mayo
(Actress Best Known for Her Movies: 'The Best Years of Our Lives' and 'White Heat')
Virginia Mayo
3
Birthdate: November 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 17, 2005

One of the first to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Virginia Clara Jones was possibly Warner Brothers' biggest box-office money-maker in late 1940s. Beginning her career with vaudevilles, she quickly signed contracts first with Goldwyn and later with Warner Brothers, giving out numerous hits, including Oscar-winning The Best Years of Our Lives and White Heat.

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Kelly Stables
(Actress)
Kelly Stables
9
Birthdate: January 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Lavell Crawford
(Comedian)
Lavell Crawford
6
Birthdate: November 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)