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 Paul Newman

Paul Newman
Birthday January 261925
Birthplace Ohio
Death Date Sep 26, 2008  (at age 83)
 
  • Larger-than-life actor who won an Oscar for The Color of Money.

  • Before Fame

    He made his acting debut at age seven in a school production of Robin Hood.

  • Trivia Fact

    After a single appearance on Broadway, he was offered a movie contract with Warner Brothers.

  • Family Life

    After filming The Long, Hot Summer in 1958, he divorced his first wife and married co-star,Joanne Woodward. They remained together until his death in 2008.

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Kirshner was in Kentucky

Mia Kirshner

Mia Kirshner

Birthday January 251975
Birthplace Canada
Age 38 years old
  • About

    Played Jenny Schecter on Showtime’s The L Word.

  • Before Fame

    After employing a talent agent at age twelve, she began acting professionally at age fifteen.

  • Trivia Fact

    Her grandparents were both Holocaust survivors.

  • Family Life

    Parents are Etti and Sheldon Kirshner.

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Who was the killer bee?

 John Belushi

John Belushi

Birthday January 241949
Birthplace Illinois
Death Date Mar 5, 1982  (at age 33)
About  
  • Actor, Saturday Night Live cast member, and Blues Brothers comedian who posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 1, 2004.

  • Before Fame

    He was an All-American football player and intended to become a coach.

  • Trivia Fact

    Three of the four movies he starred in were with Dan Akroyd; the exception is cult comedy, Animal House. He died when he mixed cocaine and heroine at age 33.

  • Family Life

    He met his future wife, Judy Jacklin, at Wheaton Central High School and they married in 1976.

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Sign here please

 John Hancock

John Hancock

Birthday January 231737
Birthplace Massachusetts
Death Date Oct 8, 1793  (at age 56)
  • About

    Founding father and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution who was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Before Fame

    He inherited a highly successful business from his uncle who was more like a father to him.

  • Trivia Fact

    His name is now a synonym for signature because of his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence.

  • Family Life

    His parents are Reverend John Hancock of Braintree and Mary Hawke Thaxter.

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Spit Pea Soup

 Linda Blair

Linda Blair

Birthday January 221959
Birthplace Missouri
Age 54 years old
 

Actress who played the possessed Regan in The Exorcist.

  • Before Fame

    She became a child model at age six.

  • Trivia Fact

    She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in her most prominent role in The Exorcist.

  • Family Life

    She dated Rick Springfield from 1975 to 1977.

  • Associated With

    She became famous for her role as a possessed child in The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin.

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Magic number 18

Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus

Birthday January 211940
Birthplace Ohio
Age 73 years old
Revered professional golfer with 18 major championship wins nicknamed The Golden Bear.
  • Before Fame

    He was a football player at The Ohio State University.

  • Trivia Fact

    He was voted the 20th century’s best individual male athlete by CNN and Sports Illustrated in 1999.

  • Family Life

    He fathered five children with Barbara Bash whom he married in 1960.

  • Associated With
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So help me, me.

George Burns

George Burns
Birthday January 201896
Birthplace New York
Death Date Mar 9, 1996  (at age 100)
  • Cigar-smoking comedian and partner of Gracie Allen whose career thrived in its transitions between vaudeville, film, radio, and television.

  • Before Fame

    His father died in the 1903 influenza epidemic. When Burns was seven, his singing talent was discovered while working as a syrup maker in a local candy store.

  • Trivia Fact

    He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1975 film adaptation of The Sunshine Boys.

  • Family Life

    He married Gracie Allen in 1926, and the couple adopted two children named Sandra and Ronnie.

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