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Born: on May 26, 1877

Isadora DUNCAN

American dancer

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John William-DE FOREST

AmericanJohn William DE FOREST 

1826 - 1906
American soldier and writer of realistic fiction

De Forest was born in Seymour, Connecticut, (then called Humphreysville), the son of a prosperous cotton manufacturer. He did not attend college, but instead pursued independent studies, mainly abroad, where he was a student in Latin, and became[...]

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AmericanAnne HATHAWAY born Anne Jacqueline HATHAWAY

American actress and singer

Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Kathleen Ann "Kate" (née McCauley) and Gerald Thomas Hathaway. Her father is a lawyer, and her mother is a former actress who inspired Hathaway to follow in her footsteps.[...]

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Singer & Musician


AmericanNancy WILSON born Nancy Lamoureux WILSON

American musician, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer

Nancy Wilson was born in San Francisco, California. She is the youngest of three sisters (Lynn, Ann and Nancy), who grew up in southern California and Taiwan before their US Marine Corps father retired to the Seattle suburb of[...]

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Actor - Model


AmericanMargaret QUALLEY born Sarah Margaret QUALLEY

American model and actress

Qualley was born in 1995 in Montana, the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell and former model, Paul Qualley. Her sister, Rainey, is also an actress, dancer and model.

As a teenager growing up in Asheville, North Carolina, she was a[...]

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AmericanClaire DANES born Claire Catherine DANES

American actress

Danes was born in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of a sculptor and printmaking artist, Carla Danes (née Hall), and a photographer, Christopher Danes. She has an older brother, Asa, who is a lawyer.

Danes' parents met when[...]

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Singer & Musician


AmericanPRINCE born Prince Rogers NELSON

1958 - 2016
American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, the son of Mattie Della (née Shaw; 1933–2002) and John Lewis Nelson (1916–2001). His parents were both African American, and his family ancestry is centered in Louisiana; all four of his[...]

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