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H. P.-LOVECRAFT
Born: on August 20, 1890

H. P. LOVECRAFT

American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction


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Truman-CAPOTE

AmericanTruman CAPOTE born Truman Streckfus PERSONS

1924 - 1984
American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor.

Truman Garcia Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Many of Capote's short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized as[...]

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Singer & Musician

Chester-BENNINGTON

AmericanChester BENNINGTON born Chester Charles BENNINGTON

1976 - 2017
American singer and songwriter best known as the frontman for the rock band Linkin Park

Chester Charles Bennington was born on March 20, 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona. His mother was a nurse, while his father was a police detective who worked with child sex abuse cases and took double shifts. Bennington took interest in music at a young[...]

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Bram-STOKER

IrishBram STOKER born Abraham STOKER

1847 - 1912
Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula

Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent, Clontarf, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Abraham Stoker (1799–1876) from Dublin and Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley (1818–1901), who was raised in County[...]

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Television & Radio Host - American - Author

Marie-RUDISILL

AmericanMarie RUDISILL born Edna Marie FAULK

1911 - 2006
Writer & television personality known as the "Fruitcake Lady"

Marie Rudisill (March 13, 1911 – November 3, 2006), also known as the Fruitcake Lady, was a writer and television personality, best known as the nonagenarian woman who appeared in the "Ask the Fruitcake Lady" segments on The[...]

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Actor - Singer & Musician

Jimmy-BOYD

AmericanJimmy BOYD born Jimmy Devon BOYD

1939 - 2009
American singer, musician, and actor

Boyd was born near McComb, Mississippi to father Leslie and mother Winnie Boyd. His father was a farmer and picked cotton to help support the family that eventually included twenty-one children. When Boyd was two years old, his father put Boyd,[...]

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Actor

Meghan-MARKLE

AmericanMeghan MARKLE born Rachel Meghan MARKLE

1981
American actress, humanitarian, and activist

Markle was born on August 4, 1981, and raised in Los Angeles, California. Markle is of mixed race, and self-identifies as such: "My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American ... I have come to embrace [it, and] to say who I am, to share[...]

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