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Born: on August 20, 1890


American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction

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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


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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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


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


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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AmericanMeghan MARKLE born Rachel Meghan MARKLE

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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