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Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh (December 10, 1960-)

Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is a Northern Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including 'Henry V', 'Much Ado About Nothing', 'Othello', 'Hamlet', 'Love's Labour's Lost', and 'As You Like It'. Wikipedia
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Vincent Bueno

Vincent Bueno (December 10, 1985-)

Vincent Bueno, born in Vienna of Filipino parents is a singer in the Philippines and formerly in Austria. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria

Alexander Courage (December 10, 1919-May 15, 2008)

Alexander "Sandy" Mair Courage, Jr. was an American orchestrator, arranger, and composer of music, primarily for television and film. He is best known as the composer of the theme music for the original 'Star Trek' TV series. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Susan Dey

Susan Dey (December 10, 1952-)

Susan Dey is an American actress, known primarily for her roles in film and television. Her more prominent parts came as elder daughter, Laurie Partridge, on the 1970s sitcom 'The Partridge Family', and as Grace Van Owen, a California assistant district attorney and judge on the dramatic series 'L.A. Law', a role she played from 1986 to 1992. Wikipedia
Pekin, Illinois, United States
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830-May 15, 1886)

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in... Wikipedia
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan (December 10, 1941-)

Fionnghuala Manon "Fionnula" Flanagan is an Irish actress and political activist. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay (December 10, 1964-)

Robert William "Bobby" Flay is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants: Mesa Grill in Las Vegas and the Bahamas; Bar Americain in New York and at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut; Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City; Gato in New York, and Bobby's... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Morton Gould

Morton Gould (December 10, 1913-February 21, 1996)

Morton Gould was an American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist. Wikipedia

Desmond Hogan (December 10, 1950-)

Desmond Hogan is an Irish writer. Awarded the 1977 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and 1980 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, his oeuvre comprises novels, plays, short stories and travel writing. Wikipedia
Chet Huntley

Chet Huntley (December 10, 1911-March 20, 1974)

Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley was an American television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, 'The Huntley-Brinkley Report,' for 14 years beginning in 1956. Wikipedia
Cardwell, Montana
Big Sky, Montana

Jayaram (December 10, 1965-)

Jayaram Subramaniam, better known as Jayaram, is an Indian film actor who predominantly acts in Malayalam films, and at times in Tamil films. He is also a chenda percussionist and mimic artist. Wikipedia
Perumbavoor, Kerala, India
Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914-September 22, 1996)

Dorothy Lamour was an American actress and singer. She is best remembered for appearing in the 'Road to...' movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Dulce María Loynaz

Dulce María Loynaz (December 10, 1902-April 27, 1997)

Dulce María Loynaz was a Cuban poet. Wikipedia
George MacDonald

George MacDonald (December 10, 1824-September 18, 1905)

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Wikipedia
Huntly, Scotland
Ashtead (Surrey), England
Victor McLaglen

Victor McLaglen (December 10, 1886-November 7, 1959)

Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen was an English boxer and World War I veteran who became a successful film actor. Towards the end of his life he was naturalised as a U.S. citizen. Wikipedia
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Una Merkel

Una Merkel (December 10, 1903-January 2, 1986)

Una Merkel was an American stage, film and television actress. Wikipedia
Covington, Kentucky, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908-April 27, 1992)

Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically it often uses 'modes of limited transposition', which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations. Messiaen also drew on his Roman Catholic faith for his... Wikipedia
Avignon, France
Amedeo Nazzari

Amedeo Nazzari (December 10, 1907-November 7, 1979)

Amedeo Nazzari was an Italian actor. Nazzari was one of the leading figures of Italian classic cinema, often considered a local variant of the Australian-American star Errol Flynn. Although he emerged as a star during the Fascist era, Nazzari's popularity continued well into the post-war years. Wikipedia
Cagliari, Italy
Rome, Italy
Odd Nordstoga

Odd Nordstoga (December 10, 1972-)

Odd Nordstoga is a musician, actor and editor from Vinje in Telemark, Norway. In 2004, he went from relative obscurity to becoming the country's biggest selling recording artist, with the phenomenal success of his first solo album proper, '"Luring"'. The album, a fusion of pop and Norwegian folk music, has sold more than 160,000 copies in Norway to... Wikipedia
Mary Norton (author)

Mary Norton (author) (December 10, 1903-August 29, 1992)

Mary Norton, or Kathleen Mary Norton 'née' Pearson, was an English author of children's books. She is best known for the 'The Borrowers' series of low fantasy novels, which is named after its first book and, in turn, the tiny people who live secretly in the midst of contemporary human civilisation. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Bideford, Devon, England, UK
Nelly Sachs

Nelly Sachs (December 10, 1891-May 12, 1970)

Nelly Sachs was a Jewish German poet and playwright whose experiences resulting from the rise of the Nazis in World War II Europe transformed her into a poignant spokeswoman for the grief and yearnings of her fellow Jews. Her best-known play is 'Eli: Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels'; other works include the poems "Zeichen im Sand",... Wikipedia
Schöneberg, Berlin

Carla Sacramento (December 10, 1971-)

Carla Cristina Paquete Sacramento, OIH is a middle distance runner from Portugal. Wikipedia

Peter Sarstedt (December 10, 1941-)

Peter Eardley Sarstedt is an Indian-born British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded a number of well-known and successful albums and singles since the 1960s. Although his music is classified as pop, it generally encompasses more traditional folk ballads rather than standard pop music. Wikipedia
Jorge Semprún

Jorge Semprún (December 10, 1923-June 7, 2011)

Jorge Semprún Maura was a Spanish writer and politician who lived in France most of his life and wrote primarily in French. From 1953 to 1962, during the era of Francisco Franco, Semprún lived clandestinely in Spain working as an organizer for the exiled Communist Party of Spain, but was expelled from the party in 1964. After the death of Franco... Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain
Paris, France
Howard Smith (director)

Howard Smith (director) (December 10, 1936-May 1, 2014)

Howard Smith was an American Oscar winning film director, producer, journalist, screenwriter, actor and radio broadcaster. Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey
New York, New York
Sujatha (actress)

Sujatha (actress) (December 10, 1952-April 6, 2011)

Sujatha was a South Indian actress who performed in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi language films, and was best known for restraint and subtlety in portrayal of varied emotions. Sujatha was introduced to the Tamil film industry by veteran director K. Balachander as a protagonist in 'Aval Oru Thodar Kathai'. She paired with Kamal Haasan... Wikipedia
Sri Lanka
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Anatoli Tarasov

Anatoli Tarasov (December 10, 1918-June 23, 1995)

Anatoli Vladimirovitch Tarasov was an ice hockey player and coach. Tarasov is considered "the father of Russian hockey" by Encyclopædia Britannica, who established the Soviet Union national team as "the dominant force in international competition". He was one of the first Russians to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, having been inducted in... Wikipedia

Howard Martin Temin (December 10, 1934-February 9, 1994)

Howard Martin Temin was a U.S. geneticist and virologist. He discovered reverse transcriptase in the 1970s at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, for which he shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Renato Dulbecco and David Baltimore. Wikipedia
Madison, Wisconsin
Yuri Temirkanov

Yuri Temirkanov (December 10, 1938-)

Yuri Khatuevich Temirkanov is a Russian conductor of Circassian origin. Wikipedia
Andrey Vyshinsky

Andrey Vyshinsky (December 10, 1883-November 22, 1954)

Andrey Yanuarevich Vyshinsky was a Soviet politician, jurist and diplomat. Wikipedia
Odessa, Russian Empire
New York City, New York, United States