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YNW Melly
(Rapper and Singer Best Known for His Songs ‘Murder on My Mind’ and ‘Mixed Personalities’)
YNW Melly
227
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gifford, Florida, United States

YNW Melly is an American rapper whose song Murder on My Mind became a huge hit, especially after Melly was charged with double-murder. In 2019, he pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting trial. If proven guilty, he could face life imprisonment or even capital punishment. Apart from the double-murder charges, he is a suspect in the 2017 murder of a sheriff's deputy.

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Yao Ming
(6th President of the Chinese Basketball Association and Former Professional Player)
Yao Ming
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Widely regarded as one of the greatest Chinese basketball players ever, Yao Ming represented the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Known as the Ming Dynasty in the US, Ming's popularity and success in the NBA made him a symbol of China. One of China's most popular sportsmen, Ming is also credited with introducing the Chinese Basketball Association to the world.

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Yuri Gagarin
(Soviet Pilot and Cosmonaut Who Became the First Man to Travel into Outer Space)
Yuri Gagarin
36
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Klushino, Russia
Died: March 27, 1968
Yuri Gagarin was the first man to travel into outer space when he completed an orbit of the Earth aboard the Vostok 1 in 1961. Following this, he became a national hero in Russia. He had previously served as an Air Forces pilot. He tragically died in a MiG-15 crash.
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Young Thug
(Rapper, Singer, and Songwriter)
Young Thug
92
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Young Thug, is considered to be one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Famous for his eccentric vocal style, he has inspired many others in the music industry. His debut studio album peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and earned him international fame.

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Yvonne Strahovski
(Australian Actress Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘Chuck’ and 'The Handmaid's Tale')
Yvonne Strahovski
62
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Werrington Downs, Australia

The quintessential action heroine of Australia, Yvonne Strahovski is popular for playing roles that require her to perform dangerous stunts. In 2011, she was adjudged the Fun Fearless Female of the Year by Cosmopolitan magazine. Also known for her good looks, Yvonne Strahovski was named in Maxim Hot 100 list in 2012.

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Yip Man
(Martial Artist and a Grandmaster of the Martial Art 'Wing Chun')
Yip Man
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: December 2, 1972

Yip Man was a Chinese martial artist best remembered for teaching martial arts to the famous Chinese American martial artist, Bruce Lee. Yip Man is credited with teaching not only Bruce Lee but also many other students who went on to become martial arts masters. A biographical martial arts film titled Ip Man was inspired by his life and career.

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Yuzuru Hanyu
(One of the Greatest Figure Skaters in History)
Yuzuru Hanyu
74
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sendai, Japan

Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater. Considered one of the greatest male figure skaters of all time, Hanyu became only the second figure skaters ever to receive two successive Olympic gold medals; he achieved this feat in 2014 and 2018. He also won the 2020 Four Continents Championships, becoming the only male singles skater to accomplish a Super Slam.

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Yara Shahidi
(Actress & Model Known for Her Role as 'Zoey Johnson' on the TV Series" ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Grown-ish)
Yara Shahidi
73
Birthdate: February 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Yara Shahidi is best known as Zoey Johnson from Black-ish and Grown-ish. She started off as a model for brands such as McDonald's and GapKids, at age 6. One of Time’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016," she was also appreciated in the film The Sun Is Also a Star.
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Yogi Berra
(One of the Greatest Catchers in Baseball History)
Yogi Berra
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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.”
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Yvonne De Carlo
(A Famous Hollywood Star in the 1940s & 1950s)
Yvonne De Carlo
27
Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: January 8, 2007

Canadian-American actress, dancer, and singer, Yvonne De Carlo, was an internationally known Hollywood film star in the 1940s and 1950s. Born to an ambitious mother, she was groomed for a career in the show business from her childhood. She began her career as a dancer and eventually started acting. She had an extensive career spanning over five decades.

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Yung Gravy
(Rapper)
Yung Gravy
50
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota

Yung Gravy is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter. He is known for his songs 1 Thot 2 Thot Red Thot Blue Thot and Mr. Clean, which have been certified platinum by the RIAA. He often blends trap music with elements of soul and oldies from the 1950s and 1960s and his style has been described as groovy and humorous.

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Yaya Touré
(Ivorian Professional Football Coach and Former Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Yaya Touré
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bouaké, Ivory Coast
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Yoel Romero
(Cuban Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Freestyle Wrestler)
Yoel Romero
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba

Widely considered one of the most athletic competitors ever in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Yoel Romero is often compared with the greats of the sport. A former freestyle wrestler, Romero earned Cuba a silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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Yoko Ono
(Artist and Musician Who Was an Influential Practitioner of Conceptual & Performance Art)
Yoko Ono
75
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, peace activist, and singer-songwriter. She came into prominence after marrying John Lennon of the Beatles. She is widely criticized for her unquestionable influence over John Lennon and his music. She is also often blamed for the disbandment of The Beatles. Despite all these criticisms, Yoko Ono continues to go on her merry way.

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Yo-Yo Ma
(American Grammy-Award Winning Cellist )
Yo-Yo Ma
23
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
French-born Chinese cellist Yo-Yo Ma was a child prodigy and later won 18 Grammys for his works. The Juilliard and Harvard alumnus has experimented with various types of music, including Brazilian and Chinese music. Named to Time 100 in 2020, he is also a U.N. Messenger of Peace.
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Yves Saint Laurent
(French Fashion Designer and Founder of His Eponymous Fashion Label)
Yves Saint Laurent
12
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
Died: June 1, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer who founded his eponymous fashion label in 1961. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most popular and influential fashion designers, Saint Laurent is credited with helping women all over the world find confidence by looking both elegant and comfortable at the same time. His life and career inspired many films.

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Yayoi Kusama
(Contemporary Artist)
Yayoi Kusama
36
Birthdate: March 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is known for her variety of artforms, including sculpture, installations, paintings, and fashion. She mingles elements such as feminism, surrealism, and abstract expressionism, and expresses her struggle with mental illness through her art. She has also published books and produced an award-winning film. 
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Young M.A
(American Rapper and Songwriter Known for Her 2016 Hit Single ‘Ooouuu’)
Young M.A
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Young M.A is an American rapper who achieved popularity after the release of her single Ooouuu, which was certified quadruple-platinum. Also a well-known philanthropist, Young M.A launched the KWEENZ Foundation in 2018; the foundation aims at helping those trying to cope with the loss of loved ones. The same year, she was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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Yanni
(One of the Best-Selling Musical Artists and Leading Figure of 20th-Century New Age Music)
Yanni
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kalamata, Greece

Yanni is a Greek keyboardist, pianist, composer, and music producer. He achieved international recognition by organizing and producing concerts at historic monuments, such as Taj Mahal, Burj Khalifa, and the Great Sphinx of Giza. Adhering to his one world, one people philosophy, Yanni works with musicians of various nationalities to create music that incorporates an eclectic fusion of ethnic sounds.

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Yang Mi
(Chinese Actress and Singer)
Yang Mi
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Birthdate: September 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Chinese actor and singer Yang Mi soared to fame with the series Tang Ming Huang and later appeared in series such as Chinese Paladin 3 and Swords of Legends. She has also appeared in movies such as Mysterious Island, the Tiny Times film franchise, and The Witness.
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Yvette Nicole Brown
(Actress)
Yvette Nicole Brown
21
Birthdate: August 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Young Jeezy
(Rapper and One of the Pioneers Who Popularized Trap Music)
Young Jeezy
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Yolandi
(Singer, Actress)
Yolandi
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Birthdate: December 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
South African rapper Anri du Toit, better known as Yolandi Visser, performs as part of the rap-rave group Die Antwoord, which has released hits such as Enter the Ninja. She has also starred in films such as Chappie. She is known for her signature blonde hair and outrageous fashion sense.
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Yasmine Bleeth
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as ‘Caroline Holden’ in the TV Series ‘Baywatch’)
Yasmine Bleeth
25
Birthdate: June 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Yasmine Bleeth is a former actress who contributed to the success of TV series, such as Baywatch. Also known for her charity work, Yasmine Bleeth served as the spokesperson for a fundraising campaign called Lee National Denim Day in 1998. She has also donated money to help advance research on breast cancer.

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Yohani
(Singer-songwriter)
Yohani
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Yannick Bisson
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as Detective ‘William Murdoch’ in the TV Series ‘Murdoch Mysteries’)
Yannick Bisson
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Birthdate: May 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Canadian actor and director Yannick Bisson is best known as Detective William Murdoch from the series Murdoch Mysteries. He has also played major roles in series such as Learning the Ropes, High Tide, and Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, and won an award for hosting The Adventures of Napkin Man!
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Yo Gotti
(Rapper)
Yo Gotti
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Yokozuna
(Professional Wrestler)
Yokozuna
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 23, 2000
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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YBN Nahmir
(Rapper)
YBN Nahmir
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Yassine Bounou
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Yassine Bounou
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Yvonne Craig
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Batgirl/Barbara Gordon' in the 1960s Television Series 'Batman')
Yvonne Craig
4
Birthdate: May 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Died: August 17, 2015

Yvonne Craig was an American actress best known for her portrayal of Batgirl in the iconic 1960s TV series Batman. Such was her popularity that she was called a pioneer of female superheroes during the 1960s. Also remembered for her skills as a ballet dancer, Yvonne Craig's training as a ballerina helped her a lot while performing stunts in Batman.

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Yu Darvish
(Japanese Professional Baseball Pitcher)
Yu Darvish
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan

Born to a Japanese father and an Iranian mother, Sefat Farid Yu Darvish, better known as Yu Darvish, started playing baseball in second grade. Known for his baseball skills and his 6’5” frame, he is a 4-time All-Star and has played for teams such as the Chicago Cubs and the LA Dodgers.

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Yvette Prieto
(Michael Jordan’s Wife)
Yvette Prieto
22
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cuba
Model Yvette Prieto gained fame working with renowned designers such as Alexander Wang. She appeared as herself in the documentary Cuba: An Island Apart. She is married to NBA legend Michael Jordan. Apart from her twin daughters with Jordan, she has three stepchildren from Jordan’s previous marriage.
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Yoo Seung-ho
(South Korean Actor)
Yoo Seung-ho
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Birthdate: August 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gyeyang District, Incheon, South Korea

South Korean actor Yoo Seung-ho soared to stardom as a child actor, with the movie The Way Home. He then starred in series such as The Emperor: Owner of the Mask and movies such as Joseon Magician. He has won honors such as the KBS, MBC, and the SBS awards.

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Yoo In-na
(Actress)
Yoo In-na
15
Birthdate: June 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seongnam, Gyeonggi, South Korea
South Korean entertainer Yoo In-na is best known for her roles in series such as Secret Garden, Queen and I, and High Kick! Through the Roof. She was a DJ on the popular radio program Let's Crank Up the Volume and has won honors such as the Baeksang Arts Award.
 36 
Young Dolph
(Rapper)
Young Dolph
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: November 17, 2021
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Yeo Jin-goo
38
Birthdate: August 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
South Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo started as a child actor. He gained the nickname "Nation's Little Brother" and later went on to star in series such as Moon Embracing the Sun and movies such as Hwayi: A Monster Boy, and won a Blue Dragon Film Award for the latter.
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Yadier Molina
(Former Puerto Rican Baseball Catcher)
Yadier Molina
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bayam??n, Puerto Rico
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Yaphet Kotto
(Actor)
Yaphet Kotto
9
Birthdate: November 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Yung Lean
(Rapper, Songwriter, Fashion designer, Record Producer)
Yung Lean
23
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm
Swedish rapper Yung Lean is best known for his track Ginseng Strip 2002 and for albums such as Unknown Memory. His music is known as sad rap, emo rap, and soundcloud rap, and he also performs with the band Död Mark. He has struggled with bipolar disorder and drug issues.
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Yann Sommer
(Swiss Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Yann Sommer
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Morges, Switzerland

Swiss footballer Yann Sommer is best known as the goalkeeper for Borussia Mönchengladbach. He has also been part of the 2 FIFA World Cups and 2 UEFA European Championships for Switzerland. Starting his career with youth teams such as Basel, he later became one of the greatest Bundesliga goalkeepers.

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Yitzhak Rabin
(5th Prime Minister of Israel)
Yitzhak Rabin
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died: November 4, 1995

Israeli politician, statesman, and general, Yitzhak Rabin, served two stints as the prime minister of Israel. As a young man, he joined the military and served for nearly three decades. He had an extensive political career as well and played a key role in embracing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. He was assassinated in November 1995.

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Yung Miami
(Singer)
Yung Miami
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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Yuvraj Singh
(Former Indian International Cricketer Who Hit Six Sixes in One Over in a T20 Match)
Yuvraj Singh
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India

Yuvraj Singh is an Indian retired cricket player who was noted for his exceptional fielding abilities and aggressive stroke play. Considered one of India's greatest limited-overs players, Yuvraj Singh helped India win the 2011 World Cup with his all-round abilities. He also serves as an inspiration to cancer patients as he fought cancer amidst his career and made his international comeback.

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Youri Tielemans
(Belgian Professional Football Midfielder)
Youri Tielemans
32
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

Belgian professional football-midfielder Youri Tielemans plays for the Belgium national team and Leicester City. His achievements so far include winning Belgian First Division A (2013–14, 2016–17) with Anderlecht and FA Cup (2020–21) with Leicester City; and becoming Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year (2016–17). He represented Belgium during 2018 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2020.

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Yul Brynner
(Russian-Born Actor Best Known for His Role in the Film ‘The King and I’)
Yul Brynner
65
Birthdate: July 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vladivostok, Russia
Died: October 10, 1985

Regarded as one of the first American movie stars, Yul Brynner became known for his performance as King Mongkut in the musical The King and I. He became identified with the role, so much so that he continued shaving his head after having shaved it for the role. A statue of Brynner was unveiled at Yul Brynner Park in 2012.

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Yvette Mimieux
(Actress)
Yvette Mimieux
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Yook Sung-jae
(South Korean Singer)
Yook Sung-jae
32
Birthdate: May 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yongin, South Korea

South Korean singer/actor Yook Sung-jae soared to fame as part of the boy band BtoB. Hr has also appeared in series such as The Village: Achiara's Secret and Master in the House. He also released solo tracks later and has been part of campaigns to support underprivileged children.

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YBN Cordae
(Rapper)
YBN Cordae
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Yael Grobglas
(French-Israeli Actress Best Known for Her Roles as 'Petra Solano' in the TV Seies 'Jane the Virgin')
Yael Grobglas
14
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

Yael Grobglas is an Israeli actress known for her performance in the popular American satirical telenovela Jane the Virgin. After appearing in a couple of Israeli films, Grobglas achieved international recognition when she played Shir in a horror film titled Rabies. She then established herself in the American TV and film industry by appearing in projects like Jane the Virgin.