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Steve Martin
(Actor, Comedian, Writer and Musician)
Steve Martin
44
Birthdate: August 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo

A man of many talents, Steve Martin is a successful comedian, actor, and musician. In 2004, he was ranked sixth in Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comics list. Despite achieving great fame and success as a comedian and actor, Steve decided to pursue a career in music and began appearing seldom in films to record and tour with bluegrass acts.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt
(Actress and Singer)
Jennifer Love Hewitt
58
Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces

Considered a popular sex symbol, Jennifer Love Hewitt serves as an icon to an entire generation; a famous magazine stated that every girl wanted to emulate her, while boys had posters of her on their wall. Apart from being a popular actress, she is also a successful singer, having released studio albums, such as BareNaked.

 3 
Ashlee Simpson
(Singer & Actress)
Ashlee Simpson
27
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra

The younger sister of Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson followed in the footsteps of her sister to become an actress and singer-songwriter. Also known for her fashion sense and good looks, Ashlee Simpson has appeared on the cover of several international magazines, such as Shape, CosmoGirl, and Women's Health. She was named among the Richest Young Celebrities by Forbes magazine.

 4 
Peri Gilpin
(Best Known for Her Roles in the TV Series: ‘Frasier’ and ‘Make It or Break It’)
Peri Gilpin
9
Birthdate: May 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini

Peri Gilpin soared to fame with her roles as Roz Doyle in Frasier and Kim Keeler in Make It or Break It. She also voiced Jane Proudfoot in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. She began supporting cancer research after her mother’s death due to a form of muscle tumor.

 5 
Doris Miller
(Navy Man)
Doris Miller
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 24, 1943

Doris Miller was a US Navy cook third class. He became the first black American to be honored with the Navy Cross for saving the lives of many sailors aboard West Virginia by manning an anti-aircraft machine gun to shoot down Japanese planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was killed in action while serving in World War II.

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Anne Gwynne
(Actress)
Anne Gwynne
3
Birthdate: December 10, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 31, 2003
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 7 
Kari Jobe
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer)
Kari Jobe
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
 8 
C. Wright Mills
(Sociologist)
C. Wright Mills
4
Birthdate: August 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 20, 1962

C. Wright Mills was an American sociologist who served as a professor at Columbia University from 1946 to 1962. Mills is credited with writing influential books like The Sociological Imagination. His work inspired several future sociologists like Stanley Cohen, Tom Hayden, and Teodor Shanin. The C. Wright Mills Award, which is given annually, was established in his honor.

 9 
Roy Hargrove
(Musician)
Roy Hargrove
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 2, 2018
 10 
Cecile Richards
(American Activist & Former President of 'Planned Parenthood')
Cecile Richards
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer

Cecile Richards is an American activist best known for her service as the president of Planned Parenthood from February 2006 to April 2018. She is credited with co-founding a women's political action group called Supermajority, which aims at training women to become activists, organizers, and leaders.

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Derrick Johnson
(American Football Player)
Derrick Johnson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 12 
Bill Payne
(Pianist, Keyboardist)
Bill Payne
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
 13 
Texas Guinan
(Actress)
Texas Guinan
1
Birthdate: January 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 5, 1933
 14 
Hank Thompson
(Singer)
Hank Thompson
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 6, 2007
 15 
Austan Goolsbee
(Economist)
Austan Goolsbee
2
Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
 16 
Kenrich Williams
(Basketball player)
Kenrich Williams
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 17 
Armoni Brooks
(Basketball player)
Armoni Brooks
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 18 
Leon Jaworski
(Attorney)
Leon Jaworski
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 9, 1982
 19 
Andrew Billings
(American Football Player)
Andrew Billings
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Robert Lee Fulghum
Robert Lee Fulghum
1
Listed In:
Birthdate: June 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
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T. Berry Brazelton
(American Pediatrician, Author, and the Developer of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS))
T. Berry Brazelton
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 13, 2018

American pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton conducted ground-breaking studies on newborn behavioral research. He is also remembered for his Emmy-winning show What Every Baby Knows and for his books such as Toddlers and Parents. He had advocated for parental and medical leaves and been part of the National Commission on Children.

 22 
Margaret Richardson
(Lawyer, Politician)
Margaret Richardson
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 13, 2021
 23 
Harvey Wheeler
(Author)
Harvey Wheeler
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 6, 2004
 24 
Robert J. Wilson
Robert J. Wilson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra