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Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow (December 6, 1967-)

Judd Apatow is an American producer, director, comedian, actor, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work in comedy films, and is the founder of Apatow Productions and also developed the cult television series 'Freaks and Geeks', 'Undeclared' and 'Girls.' Apatow's work has won numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Hollywood... Wikipedia
Syosset, New York, USA

Germán Arciniegas (December 6, 1900-November 30, 1999)

Germán Arciniegas Angueyra was a Colombian historian, author and journalist who was known for his advocacy of educational and cultural issues, as well as his outspoken opposition to dictatorship. He also served as a college professor and held positions in the government, including Minister of Education and several ambassadorships. Wikipedia
Bogotá
Bogotá

Linda Barnes (writer) (December 6, 1949-)

Linda Barnes is an American mystery writer. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Larry Bowa

Larry Bowa (December 6, 1945-)

Lawrence Robert Bowa is a former professional baseball shortstop, former manager, and coach in Major League Baseball. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and New York Mets; managed the San Diego Padres and Phillies, and is currently the Phillies' bench coach. Wikipedia
Sacramento, California

Nicolas Bréhal (December 6, 1952-May 31, 1999)

Nicolas Bréhal was a French novelist and literary critic. Wikipedia
Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck (December 6, 1920-December 5, 2012)

David Warren "Dave" Brubeck was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational... Wikipedia
Concord, California, United States
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Ève Curie

Ève Curie (December 6, 1904-October 22, 2007)

Ève Denise Curie Labouisse was a French and American writer, journalist and pianist. Ève Curie was the youngest daughter of Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie. Her sister was Irène Joliot-Curie and her brother-in-law Frédéric Joliot-Curie. Ève was the only member of her family who did not choose a career as a scientist and did not win a Nobel... Wikipedia
Paris, France
New York City, NY, U.S.
Richard Edlund

Richard Edlund (December 6, 1940-)

Richard Edlund, A.S.C. is a multi-Academy Award-winning US special effects cinematographer. Wikipedia
Fargo, North Dakota
Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff (December 6, 1977-)

Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff is an English professional cricketer who plays for Brisbane Heat. He has also competed as a professional boxer. Wikipedia
Preston, Lancashire
Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin (December 6, 1896-August 17, 1983)

Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. Wikipedia
New York City, USA
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Karl Haas

Karl Haas (December 6, 1913-February 6, 2005)

Karl Haas was a German-American classical music radio host, known for his sonorous speaking voice, humanistic approach to music appreciation, and popularization of classical music. He was the host of the classical music radio program 'Adventures in Good Music', which was syndicated to commercial and public radio stations around the world. He also... Wikipedia
Speyer, Palatinate, Germany
Bertrand Halperin

Bertrand Halperin (December 6, 1941-)

Bertrand I. Halperin is the Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at the physics department of Harvard University. Wikipedia
Brooklyn
Peter Handke

Peter Handke (December 6, 1942-)

Peter Handke is an Austrian novelist, playwright and political activist. His body of work has been awarded numerous literary prizes. His writings about the Yugoslav Wars and subsequent NATO bombing of Yugoslavia with criticism of the Western position and his speech at the funeral of Slobodan Milošević have caused controversy. Wikipedia
Griffen, Austria
Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (December 6, 1929-)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt is an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier. Starting out as a classical cellist, he founded his own period instrument ensemble in the 1950s, and became a pioneer of the Early Music movement. Around 1970, Harnoncourt started to conduct opera... Wikipedia
Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington (December 6, 1945-)

Dan Harrington is a professional poker player, best known for winning the main event world championship at the 1995 World Series of Poker. He has earned one World Poker Tour title, two WSOP bracelets, and over six million dollars in tournament cashes in his poker career. He is also a member of the Poker Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Torri Higginson

Torri Higginson (December 6, 1969-)

Sarah Victoria "Torri" Higginson is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in the 'TekWar' movies and series, 'The English Patient', 'Bliss', and 'Stargate Atlantis'. She is also a theater actress and has appeared in 'Three Tall Women', 'Weldon Rising' and 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'. Wikipedia
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Tomson Highway

Tomson Highway (December 6, 1951-)

Tomson Highway, CM is a Canadian and Cree playwright, novelist, and children's author. He is best known for his plays 'The Rez Sisters' and 'Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing', both of which won him the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Floyd S. Chalmers Award. Wikipedia
Manitoba
Tom Hulce

Tom Hulce (December 6, 1953-)

Thomas Edward "Tom" Hulce is an American actor and theater producer. As an actor, he is best known for his Oscar-nominated portrayal of Mozart in the movie 'Amadeus', his role as "Pinto" in 'National Lampoon's Animal House', and his role as Quasimodo in Disney's ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame''. Additional acting awards included four Golden Globe... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Kamal Jumblatt

Kamal Jumblatt (December 6, 1917-March 16, 1977)

Kamal Fouad Jumblatt was an important Lebanese politician. He was the main leader of the anti-government forces who opposed the Assad government in the Lebanese Civil War and major ally of the Palestine Liberation Organization until his assassination in 1977. He is the father of the Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt. Wikipedia
Moukhtara
Baklin
Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur (December 6, 1945-)

Shekhar Kapur is an Indian film director, actor and producer known for his works in Hindi cinema. Kapur became known in Bollywood with his recurring role in the TV series Khandan in the mid-1980s and his directorial debut in the cult Bollywood film Masoom in 1983, which won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie for that year. Wikipedia
Lahore, Punjab, British India
K. V. Mahadevan

K. V. Mahadevan (December 6, 1918-June 21, 2001)

Krishnankoil Venkatachalam Mahadevan was a South Indian music composer. Wikipedia
Krishnancoil, Kanyakumari, Madras Presidency, British India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Cynthia Maung (December 6, 1959-)

Dr. Cynthia Maung is a Burmese medical doctor who since 1989 has lived in Mae Sot, on the Thai-Burmese border. An ethnic Karen, Dr. Maung left Burma after the 8888 Uprising and has since run a clinic treating Burmese refugees, migrants and orphans at Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot on the Thai-Burmese border, together with 100 paramedics and teachers. Wikipedia
Insein Township, Rangoon, Burma
William P. McGivern

William P. McGivern (December 6, 1918-November 18, 1982)

William Peter McGivern was an American novelist and television scriptwriter. He published more than 20 novels, mostly mysteries and crime thrillers, some under the pseudonym Bill Peters. His novels were adapted for a number of films, among them 'Odds Against Tomorrow', a noir tale of three losers, 'The Big Heat', starring Glenn Ford as a cop that... Wikipedia
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
Cornelia Meigs

Cornelia Meigs (December 6, 1884-September 10, 1973)

Cornelia Lynde Meigs was an American writer of fiction and biography for children, teacher of English and writing, historian and critic of children's literature. She won the Newbery Medal Medal for her 1933 biography of Louisa May Alcott, titled 'Invincible Louisa'. She also wrote three Newbery Honor Books. Wikipedia
Rock Island, Illinois, USA
Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA

Sierra Minott (December 6, 1987-)

Sierra Grace Minott is a pageant titleholder from Fort Myers, Florida who was crowned Miss Florida 2008. She previously held the title of Miss Palm Beach County 2008, and received preliminary swimsuit and evening gown awards at Miss Florida, making her the second Miss Florida to be a double preliminary winner. Minott represented Florida at the 2009... Wikipedia
Fort Myers, Florida
Agnes Moorehead

Agnes Moorehead (December 6, 1900-April 30, 1974)

Agnes Robertson Moorehead was an American actress whose career of six decades included work in radio, stage, film, and television. She is chiefly known for her role as Endora on the television series 'Bewitched'. Wikipedia
Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Gunnar Myrdal

Gunnar Myrdal (December 6, 1898-May 17, 1987)

Karl Gunnar Myrdal was a Swedish Nobel laureate economist, sociologist, and politician. In 1974, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Friedrich Hayek for "their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional... Wikipedia
Gustafs, Dalarna, Sweden
Danderyd, Sweden

James Naughton (December 6, 1945-)

James Naughton is an American director, theater, film and television actor. Wikipedia
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman (December 6, 1941-)

Bruce Nauman is an American artist. His practice spans a broad range of media including sculpture, photography, neon, video, drawing, printmaking, and performance. Nauman lives near Galisteo, New Mexico. Wikipedia
Fort Wayne, Indiana

John Nelson (conductor) (December 6, 1941-)

John Wilton Nelson is an American conductor. Nelson studied at Wheaton College, and later at the Juilliard School of Music with Jean Morel . Wikipedia
Nick Park

Nick Park (December 6, 1958-)

Nicholas Wulstan "Nick" Park, CBE is an English director, writer, and animator best known as the creator of 'Wallace and Gromit' and 'Shaun the Sheep'. Park has been nominated for an Academy Award a total of six times, and won four with 'Creature Comforts', 'The Wrong Trousers', 'A Close Shave', and 'Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit'. Wikipedia
Preston, Lancashire, England

Piero Piccioni (December 6, 1921-July 23, 2004)

Piero Piccioni was an Italian lawyer turned major film score composer. Wikipedia
George Porter

George Porter (December 6, 1920-August 31, 2002)

George Hornidge Porter, Baron Porter of Luddenham, OM, FRS was a British chemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967. Wikipedia
Stainforth

David M. Potter (December 6, 1910-February 18, 1971)

David Morris Potter was an American historian of the South. Born in Georgia, he graduated from Emory University in 1932. At Yale he studied under Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, earning his Ph.D. in 1940 and publishing 'Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis' in 1942. As professor of history at Yale University in 1942–1961 and Coe Professor of... Wikipedia

Jim Provenzano (December 6, 1961-)

Jim Provenzano is an American author, playwright, photographer and currently an editor with the 'Bay Area Reporter'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.

Daniel Rigby (December 6, 1982-)

Daniel Rigby is an English actor. Wikipedia
Savitri (actress)

Savitri (actress) (December 6, 1933-December 26, 1981)

Kommareddy Savitri was an Indian film actress, director and producer. She appeared in Telugu as well as Tamil, Kannada and Hindi language films. In 1960, she received the Rashtrapati Award for her performance in the Telugu film 'Chivaraku Migiledi'. Wikipedia
Andhra Pradesh, Chirravur, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
George Uhlenbeck

George Uhlenbeck (December 6, 1900-October 31, 1988)

George Eugene Uhlenbeck was a Dutch-American theoretical physicist. Wikipedia
Batavia, Dutch East Indies, now Jakarta
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Evelyn Underhill

Evelyn Underhill (December 6, 1875-June 15, 1941)

Evelyn Underhill was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism. Wikipedia
Wolverhampton, England
England
Sylvia Townsend Warner

Sylvia Townsend Warner (December 6, 1893-May 1, 1978)

Sylvia Townsend Warner was an English novelist and poet. Wikipedia
Harrow on the Hill
Herbjørg Wassmo

Herbjørg Wassmo (December 6, 1942-)

Herbjørg Wassmo is a Norwegian author. Wikipedia
Steven Wright

Steven Wright (December 6, 1955-)

Steven Alexander Wright is an American comedian, actor, writer, and an Oscar-winning film producer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes, paraprosdokians, anti-humor, and one-liners with contrived situations. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

Maw-Kuen Wu (December 6, 1949-)

Maw-Kuen Wu is a Taiwanese-American physicist specializing in superconductivity, low-temperature physics, and high-pressure physics. He was a professor of physics at University of Alabama, Columbia University, and National Tsing Hua University, the Director of the Institute of Physics at the Academia Sinica, and is currently the President of the... Wikipedia
Hualien, Republic of China

Elizabeth Yates (author) (December 6, 1905-July 29, 2001)

Elizabeth Yates McGreal was a prolific American author. She is perhaps best known for her 1951 Newbery Medal-winning novel 'Amos Fortune, Free Man'. She also received the Newbery Honor in 1944 for 'Mountain Born'. She began her writing career as a journalist, writing travel articles for publications such as 'The Christian Science Monitor' and 'The... Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, USA
Concord, New Hampshire, USA