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Bjørn Aamodt (February 24, 1944-April 29, 2006)

Bjørn Aamodt was a Norwegian poet. Wikipedia

Jim Abrahams (May 10, 1944-)

James S. "Jim" Abrahams is an American movie director and writer. Wikipedia
Shorewood, Wisconsin, U.S.

Bruce Adler (November 27, 1944-July 25, 2008)

Bruce Adler was an American Broadway actor. After debuting on the Broadway stage in the 1979 revival of 'Oklahoma!', he went on to a career that saw him nominated for Tony Awards as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for 'Those Were the Days' and 'Crazy For You'. His film work was limited to voice work in animated films, notably providing the singing... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Davie, Florida, U.S.
Thomas Allen (baritone)

Thomas Allen (baritone) (September 10, 1944-)

Sir Thomas Boaz Allen, CBE is an English operatic baritone. He is widely admired in the opera world for his voice, the versatility of his repertoire, and his acting—leading many to regard him as one of the best lyric baritones of the late 20th century. In October 2011 he was appointed Chancellor of Durham University, succeeding Bill Bryson. Wikipedia
Seaham Harbour, County Durham, England
William B. Allen

William B. Allen (<a href="/born/year/1944" title="Celebrities Born in 1944">1944</a>-)

William Barclay Allen is an African-American political scientist. He has been Professor of Political Philosophy and dean of James Madison College at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He was a member of the National Council on the Humanities 1984–87 and chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights from 1988 to 1989. Wikipedia
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Willeke van Ammelrooy

Willeke van Ammelrooy (April 5, 1944-)

Willy Geertje van Ammelrooij, known as Willeke van Ammelrooy, is a Dutch actress and director. Wikipedia
Amsterdam, Netherlands

A. J. Antoon (December 7, 1944-January 22, 1992)

A. J. Antoon was an American theatre director. He attended the Yale School of Drama. Beginning in 1971, Antoon directed numerous plays at the New York Shakespeare Festival over a period of nearly 20 years. In 1973, Antoon became one of the few directors to have been nominated for two Tony Awards in the same category in the same year. In addition to... Wikipedia
Methuen, Massachusetts
New York, New York
Peter Asher

Peter Asher (June 22, 1944-)

Peter L. Asher CBE is a British guitarist, singer, manager and record producer. He first came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the pop music vocal duo Peter and Gordon, before going on to a successful career as a manager and record producer. Wikipedia
Willesden, Middlesex

Agnes Baltsa (November 19, 1944-)

Agnes Baltsa is a leading Greek mezzo-soprano. Wikipedia
Lefkada
Rick Barry

Rick Barry (March 28, 1944-)

Richard Francis Dennis "Rick" Barry III is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association, ABA and NBA in... Wikipedia
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Omar al-Bashir

Omar al-Bashir (January 1, 1944-living)

Lieutenant General Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir is the President of Sudan and the head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi. Wikipedia
Hosh Bannaga, Northern State, Sudan
Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck (June 24, 1944-)

Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds. Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. Wikipedia
Wallington, Surrey England,
Dario Bellezza

Dario Bellezza (September 5, 1944-March 31, 1996)

Dario Bellezza was an Italian gay poet, author and playwright. He won the Viareggio, Gatto, and Montale prizes. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer (August 4, 1944-)

Richard Jay Belzer is an American stand-up comedian, author, and actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as John Munch, whom he has portrayed as a regular cast member on the NBC police drama series 'Homicide: Life on the Street' and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', as well as in guest appearances on a number of other series. Wikipedia
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Tahar Ben Jelloun

Tahar Ben Jelloun (December 1, 1944-)

Tahar Ben Jelloun is a Moroccan writer. The entirety of his work is written in French, although his first language is Arabic. He became known for his 1985 novel 'L’Enfant de Sable'. Today he lives in Paris and continues to write. He has been named as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Wikipedia
Fes, French Morocco

Peter Biziou (August 8, 1944-)

Peter Biziou BSC is a British cinematographer. Wikipedia
Simon Blackburn

Simon Blackburn (<a href="/born/year/1944" title="Celebrities Born in 1944">1944</a>-)

Simon Blackburn is a British academic philosopher known for his work in quasi-realism and his efforts to popularise philosophy. He retired as professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge in 2011, but remains a distinguished research professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, teaching every fall semester.... Wikipedia
UK
Paul Blair (baseball)

Paul Blair (baseball) (February 1, 1944-December 26, 2013)

Paul L. D. Blair was an outfielder who spent seventeen seasons in Major League Baseball with the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds. He was the starting center fielder for the Orioles when they won two World Series Championships, four American League pennants and five American League East titles from to . One of baseball's best... Wikipedia
Cushing, Oklahoma
Baltimore, Maryland
Eavan Boland

Eavan Boland (September 24, 1944-)

Eavan Boland is an Irish poet. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Larry Brilliant

Larry Brilliant (May 5, 1944-)

Lawrence "Larry" Brilliant is an American physician, epidemiologist, technologist, author, and the former director of Google's philanthropic arm Google.org. Brilliant, a technology patent holder, has been CEO of two public companies and other venture backed start ups. From 1973 to 1976, he participated in the successful World Health Organization... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Rita Mae Brown (November 28, 1944-)

Rita Mae Brown is an American writer and feminist. She is best known for her first novel 'Rubyfruit Jungle'. Published in 1973, it dealt with lesbian themes in an explicit manner unusual for the time. Brown is also a mystery writer and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
Chico Buarque

Chico Buarque (June 19, 1944-)

Francisco "Chico" Buarque de Hollanda, popularly known as Chico Buarque, is a singer, guitarist, composer, dramatist, writer and poet. He is best known for his music, which often includes social, economic and cultural commentary on Brazil and Rio de Janeiro in particular. Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Michael Buffer

Michael Buffer (November 2, 1944-)

Michael Buffer is an American ring announcer for boxing and professional wrestling matches. He is known for his trademarked catchphrase, "Let's get ready to rumble!" and for pioneering a distinct announcing style in which he rolls certain letters and adds other inflections to a fighter's name. His half-brother is UFC announcer Bruce Buffer. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Charles Burnett (director)

Charles Burnett (director) (April 13, 1944-)

Charles Burnett is an African-American film director, film producer, writer, editor, actor, photographer, and cinematographer. His most popular films include 'Killer of Sheep', 'My Brother's Wedding', 'To Sleep with Anger', 'The Glass Shield', and 'Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation' He has been involved in other types of motion pictures... Wikipedia
Gary Busey

Gary Busey (June 29, 1944-)

William Gary Busey is an American actor. He has appeared in films such as 'Thunderbolt and Lightfoot','The Gumball Rally', 'The Buddy Holly Story', 'Big Wednesday', 'Silver Bullet', 'Eye of the Tiger', 'Lethal Weapon', 'Predator 2', 'Point Break', 'Under Siege', 'The Firm', 'Rookie of the Year', 'Surviving the Game', 'Drop Zone', 'Black Sheep',... Wikipedia
Goose Creek, Texas, United States

David Canter (January 5, 1944-)

David Victor Canter is a psychologist. He began his career as an architectural psychologist studying the interactions between people and buildings, publishing and providing consultancy on the designs of offices, schools, prisons, housing and other building forms as well as exploring how people made sense of the large scale environment, notably... Wikipedia
Steve Carlton

Steve Carlton (December 22, 1944-)

Steven Norman "Steve" Carlton, nicknamed "Lefty", is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He pitched from 1965 to 1988 for six different teams in his career, but it is his time with the Philadelphia Phillies where he received his greatest acclaim as a professional and won four Cy Young Awards. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of... Wikipedia
Miami, Florida
James Carville

James Carville (October 25, 1944-)

Chester James Carville, Jr. is an American political commentator and media personality who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the successful presidential campaign of then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. Carville was a co-host of CNN's 'Crossfire' until its final... Wikipedia
Fort Benning, Georgia

Ken Catran (May 16, 1944-)

Ken Catran is a children's novelist and television screenwriter from New Zealand. Wikipedia
John Cernuto

John Cernuto (January 10, 1944-)

'"Miami"' John Cernuto is an American professional poker player based in Las Vegas, Nevada, specialising in Omaha hi-lo events. Wikipedia
Stockard Channing

Stockard Channing (February 13, 1944-)

Stockard Channing is an American stage, film and television actress. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Patrice Chéreau

Patrice Chéreau (November 2, 1944-October 7, 2013)

Patrice Chéreau was a French opera and theatre director, filmmaker, actor and producer. In France he is best known for his work for the theatre, internationally for his films 'La Reine Margot' and 'Intimacy', and for his staging of the 'Jahrhundertring', the centenary 'Ring Cycle' at the Bayreuth Festival in 1976. Winner of almost twenty movie... Wikipedia
Lezigne, Maine-et-Loire, Provisional Government of the French Republic
Paris, France
James H. Clark

James H. Clark (March 23, 1944-)

James H. Clark is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO and Healtheon. His research work in computer graphics led to the development of systems for the fast rendering of three-dimensional computer... Wikipedia
Plainview, Texas
Wesley Clark

Wesley Clark (December 23, 1944-)

Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr. is a retired General of the United States Army. He graduated as valedictorian of the vaunted class of 1966 at West Point and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford, where he obtained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He later graduated from the Command and General Staff College with a... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Liza Cody (April 11, 1944-)

Liza Cody is an English crime fiction writer. Wikipedia
London, England

Howard Dalton (February 8, 1944-January 12, 2008)

Sir Howard Dalton, FRS was a British microbiologist. Wikipedia
Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey (March 1, 1944-)

Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE is an English singer and actor. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the top ten charts in the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including "I Can't... Wikipedia
Hammersmith, London, England
Ray Davies

Ray Davies (June 21, 1944-)

Raymond Douglas "Ray" Davies is an English musician. He was the lead vocalist and songwriter for the Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television. Wikipedia
Fortis Green, London, England
Angela Davis

Angela Davis (January 26, 1944-)

Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, although she was never a party member. Her... Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

Frances de la Tour (July 30, 1944-)

Frances de la Tour is an English actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom 'Rising Damp' from 1974 until 1978. She is a Tony Award winner and three-time Olivier Award winner. Wikipedia
Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944-)

Robert Jonathan Demme is an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. Best known for directing 'The Silence of the Lambs', for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director, he has also directed the acclaimed films 'Philadelphia', 'Rachel Getting Married', the Talking Heads concert movie 'Stop Making Sense' and a trilogy of Neil Young... Wikipedia
Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, U.S.
Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito (November 17, 1944-)

Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. is an American actor, producer and director. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on 'Taxi', for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. He went on to become a major film star, known for his roles in the films 'Throw Momma from the Train', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's... Wikipedia
Neptune Township, New Jersey, United States
Lev Dodin

Lev Dodin (<a href="/born/year/1944" title="Celebrities Born in 1944">1944</a>-)

Lev Abramovich Dodin is a modern Russian theater director, the leader of Saint Petersburg Maly Drama Theater. Wikipedia
Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas (September 25, 1944-)

Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won five Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, two Academy Awards—as producer of 1975's Best Picture, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' and as Best Actor in 1987 for his role as Gordon Gekko in 'Wall Street'—and an Emmy Award in 2013... Wikipedia
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.

Cara Duff-MacCormick (December 12, 1944-)

Cara Duff-MacCormick is a Canadian actress, predominantly in the theatre. Wikipedia
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Linda Ellerbee

Linda Ellerbee (August 15, 1944-)

Linda Ellerbee is an American journalist who is most known for several jobs at NBC News, including Washington, D.C. correspondent, and also as host of the Nickelodeon network's 'Nick News with Linda Ellerbee'. Her work on 'NBC News Overnight' was recognized by the jurors of the duPont Columbia Awards as "possibly the best written and most... Wikipedia
Bryan, Texas, U.S.
Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison (August 17, 1944-)

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison is an American programmer, internet entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. He was the chief executive officer of the software company Oracle Corporation between its foundation in 1977 and 2014. In 2014, he was listed by 'Forbes' as the third-wealthiest man in America and as the fifth-wealthiest person in the... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
John Entwistle

John Entwistle (October 9, 1944-June 27, 2002)

John Alec Entwistle was an English musician, songwriter, singer, film and music producer, who was best known as the bass guitarist for the English rock band The Who. He was the only member of the band to have formal musical training. His aggressive lead sound influenced many rock bass players. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as... Wikipedia
Chiswick, London, England
Paradise, Nevada, United States
Gareth Evans (politician)

Gareth Evans (politician) (September 5, 1944-)

Gareth John Evans AC, QC, is an Australian international policymaker and former politician. An academic lawyer and barrister by profession, he represented the Australian Labor Party in the Senate and House of Representatives from 1978 to 1999, serving as a Cabinet Minister in the Hawke and Keating governments from 1983 to 1996 as Attorney-General,... Wikipedia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sandra Faber (December 28, 1944-)

Sandra Moore Faber is a University Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and works at the Lick Observatory. She has made important discoveries linking the brightness of galaxies to the speed of stars within them and was the co-discoverer of the Faber–Jackson relation. Faber was also instrumental in... Wikipedia
Boston, MA, United States
Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944-July 22, 2013)

Dennis Farina was an American actor of film and television and former Chicago police officer. He was a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. His most known film roles are those of mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy 'Midnight Run' and Ray "Bones" Barboni in 'Get Shorty'. He starred on television as Detective Joe Fontana on... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Mitchell Feigenbaum

Mitchell Feigenbaum (December 19, 1944-)

Mitchell Jay Feigenbaum is a mathematical physicist whose pioneering studies in chaos theory led to the discovery of the Feigenbaum constants. Wikipedia
New York City

David Feintuch (July 21, 1944-March 16, 2006)

David Feintuch was a science fiction and fantasy author and attorney. Wikipedia
New York, New York
Mason, Michigan

Hugh Fleetwood (<a href="/born/year/1944" title="Celebrities Born in 1944">1944</a>-)

Hugh Fleetwood is a British writer and painter. Wikipedia
Kjartan Fløgstad

Kjartan Fløgstad (June 7, 1944-)

Kjartan Fløgstad is a Norwegian author. Fløgstad was born in the industrial city of Sauda in Ryfylke, Rogaland. He studied literature and linguistics at the University of Bergen. Subsequently he worked for a period as an industrial worker and as a sailor before he debuted as a poet with his collection of poems titled 'Valfart' in 1968. He received... Wikipedia
Steve Fossett

Steve Fossett (April 22, 1944-September 3, 2007)

James Stephen "Steve" Fossett was an American businessman, and a record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer. He was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry, and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a... Wikipedia
Jackson, Tennessee, USA
Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA
Dennis Franz

Dennis Franz (October 28, 1944-)

Dennis Franz Schlachta is an American actor best known for his role as Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television series 'NYPD Blue'. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Jean Fréchet (August 19, 1944-)

Professor Jean M.J. Fréchet, American Chemist, is the Henry Rapoport Chair of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley. In addition he is the head of Materials Synthesis, Materials Science Division,of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Director of the Organic and Macromolecular Facility for the... Wikipedia
Burgundy, France
David Gerrold

David Gerrold (January 24, 1944-)

David Gerrold is a Jewish American science fiction screenwriter and novelist known for his script for the popular original 'Star Trek' episode "The Trouble With Tribbles", for creating the Sleestak race on the TV series 'Land of the Lost', and for his novelette "The Martian Child", which won both Hugo and Nebula awards, and was adapted into a 2007... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani (May 28, 1944-)

Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani is an American lawyer, businessman, former politician, and public speaker from New York. He served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Gary Glitter

Gary Glitter (May 8, 1944-)

Paul Francis Gadd, known by the stage name Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer-songwriter and musician who achieved great popular success between the early 1970s and mid 1980s. From 1997 he gained notoriety for sex offence allegations and convictions, being jailed in 1999 for possession of child pornography and, in 2006 and 2015,... Wikipedia
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
John Glover (actor)

John Glover (actor) (August 7, 1944-)

John Soursby Glover, Jr. is an American actor, known for a range of villainous roles in films and television, including Lionel Luthor on the Superman-inspired television series 'Smallville'. Wikipedia
Salisbury, Maryland<brU.S.
Jaimy Gordon

Jaimy Gordon (July 4, 1944-)

Jaimy Gordon is an American writer. Wikipedia

Emory Gordy, Jr. (December 25, 1944-)

Emory Lee Gordy, Jr., born December 25, 1944, in Atlanta, Georgia, is an American musician and music producer. He was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1992. His wife, Patty Loveless joined him in the GMHOF in 2005. Wikipedia
Jim Gray (computer scientist)

Jim Gray (computer scientist) (January 12, 1944-January 28, 2007)

James Nicholas "Jim" Gray was an American computer scientist who received the Turing Award in 1998 "for seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation." Wikipedia
San Francisco, California
Christopher Gunning

Christopher Gunning (August 5, 1944-)

Christopher Gunning is an English composer of concert works and music for films and television. Wikipedia

Roy Gutman (March 5, 1944-)

Roy Gutman is an American journalist and author. Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Taylor Hackford

Taylor Hackford (December 31, 1944-)

Taylor Edwin Hackford is an American film director, and the former president of the Directors Guild of America. He has directed a number of feature films, notably 'An Officer and a Gentleman' and 'Ray'. He won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for 'Teenage Father'. Wikipedia
Santa Barbara, California
Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch (June 2, 1944-August 6, 2012)

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch was an American composer and conductor. He is one of only twelve people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. He is one of ten people to win three or more Oscars in one night and the only one other than a director or screenwriter to do so. He is one of only two people to have won those four prizes and a Pulitzer Prize.... Wikipedia
New York, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Serge Haroche

Serge Haroche (September 11, 1944-)

Serge Haroche is a French physicist who was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with David J. Wineland for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems", a study of the particle of light, the photon. This and his other works developed laser spectroscopy. Since 2001, Haroche... Wikipedia
Casablanca, Morocco (then a French protectorate)
Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer (January 23, 1944-)

Rutger Oelsen Hauer is a Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist. He has acted in both Dutch and English-language TV series and films. Wikipedia
Breukelen, Netherlands
James Heckman

James Heckman (April 19, 1944-)

James Joseph Heckman is an American economist and Nobel laureate. He is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and director at the Center for the Economics of Human Development at the University of Chicago, and a senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Christoph Hein

Christoph Hein (April 8, 1944-)

Christoph Hein is a German author and translator. Wikipedia
Heinzendorf, now Jasienica, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
David Hemery

David Hemery (July 18, 1944-)

David Peter Hemery, CBE is a British former track and field athlete, winner of the 400 metres hurdles at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Wikipedia
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Bill Henderson (Canadian singer)

Bill Henderson (Canadian singer) (November 6, 1944-)

William Allen "Bill" Henderson is a Canadian singer/songwriter. He first appeared on the Canadian music scene as a member of the group The Collectors. While the Collectors were forming, he was guitarist in the Panorama Trio at the Vancouver Hilton Hotel's Panorama Roof restaurant. He is best known for his work with the group Chilliwack in the 1970s... Wikipedia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Bernard Hill

Bernard Hill (December 17, 1944-)

Bernard Hill is an English film, stage and television actor. He is known for playing Yosser Hughes, the troubled 'hard man' whose life is falling apart in Alan Bleasdale's groundbreaking 1980s TV drama 'Boys from the Blackstuff'. He is also known for roles in blockbuster films, including Captain Edward Smith in 'Titanic', King Théoden in 'The Lord... Wikipedia
Blackley, Manchester, England

Gregory Hoblit (November 27, 1944-)

Gregory King Hoblit is an American film director, television director and television producer. He has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards for directing and producing 'Hill Street Blues', 'NYPD Blue', 'L.A. Law', 'Hooperman' and the television film 'Roe vs. Wade'. Wikipedia
Abilene, Texas, U.S.

Lee Holdridge (March 3, 1944-)

Lee Elwood Holdridge is a Haitian-born, American composer and orchestrator. Wikipedia
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

York Höller (January 11, 1944-)

York Höller is a German composer and Professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. Wikipedia
George Hungerford

George Hungerford (January 2, 1944-)

George William Hungerford is a Canadian lawyer and retired rower. He won the only gold medal for Canada at the 1964 Summer Olympics, in coxless pairs with Roger Jackson. The same year they were awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy. Wikipedia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Alberto Ibargüen

Alberto Ibargüen (February 29, 1944-)

Alberto Ibargüen is President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami, Florida. He is the former publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald in Miami, Florida. Under his leadership, The Miami Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes; El Nuevo Herald won Spain's Ortega y Gasset Prize for excellence in journalism. Wikipedia
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Neil Innes

Neil Innes (December 9, 1944-)

Neil James Innes is an English writer, comedian and musician, best known for his collaborative work with Monty Python, and for playing in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and later The Rutles. Wikipedia
Terry Jacks

Terry Jacks (March 29, 1944-)

Terrence Ross "Terry" Jacks is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and environmentalist, best known for his worldwide chart-topping 1974 hit song "Seasons in the Sun". Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Jayachandran

Jayachandran (March 3, 1944-)

Paliyath Jayachandrakuttan, popularly known as P. Jayachandran is a South Indian playback singer from Kerala. Jayachandran is best known for his captivating sound which gave him the title 'Bhava Gayakan' by music fraternity of Kerala. Wikipedia
Kerala, India
Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones (November 12, 1944-)

Booker T. Jones is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s. He has also worked in the studios with many well-known artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, earning him a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement. Wikipedia
Memphis, Tennessee, US
Mani Kaul

Mani Kaul (December 25, 1944-July 6, 2011)

Mani Kaul was an Indian Kashmiri Pandit film director of Hindi films and an influential director of Indian parallel cinema. He graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India where he was a student of Ritwik Ghatak and later became a teacher. Started his career with 'Uski Roti', which won him the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie, he... Wikipedia
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Gurgaon, North India
Makoto Kobayashi (physicist)

Makoto Kobayashi (physicist) (April 7, 1944-)

Makoto Kobayashi is a Japanese physicist known for his work on CP-violation who was awarded one fourth of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature." Wikipedia
Nagoya, Japan
Gerrit Komrij

Gerrit Komrij (March 30, 1944-July 5, 2012)

Gerrit Jan Komrij was a Dutch poet, novelist, translator, critic, polemic journalist and playwright. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s writing poetry that sharply contrasted with the free-form poetry of his contemporaries. He acquired a reputation for his prose in the late 1970s, writing acerbic essays and columns often critical of writers,... Wikipedia
Winterswijk, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas (November 17, 1944-)

Remment Lucas "Rem" Koolhaas is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Koolhaas studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Koolhaas is the... Wikipedia
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jeroen Krabbé

Jeroen Krabbé (December 5, 1944-)

Jeroen Aart Krabbé, is a Dutch actor and director, who has appeared in many Dutch and international films. Wikipedia
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Henry Kravis

Henry Kravis (January 6, 1944-)

Henry R. Kravis is an American businessman. He is the co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm with over $62 billion in assets as of 2011. He has an estimated net worth of $4 billion as of March 2012, ranked by Forbes as the 88th richest man in America and the 281st richest man in the world. He mainly lives in New York... Wikipedia
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Swoosie Kurtz

Swoosie Kurtz (September 6, 1944-)

Swoosie Kurtz is an American actress. She is an Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award winner. Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle (May 24, 1944-)

Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. She spent 16 years as lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, who changed their name to Labelle in the early 1970s and released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade".... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé (February 10, 1944-)

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of 18 books including the three-million copy 'Diet for a Small Planet'. She is the co-founder of three national organizations that explore the roots of hunger, poverty and environmental crises, as well as solutions now emerging worldwide through what she calls Living Democracy. Her most recent book is 'EcoMind:... Wikipedia
Pendleton, Oregon, U.S.
Florence LaRue

Florence LaRue (February 4, 1944-)

Florence LaRue is an American actress, humanitarian, and Grammy award-winning singer. She is best known as the original female lead singer of The 5th Dimension. Wikipedia

Kathryn Lasky (June 24, 1944-)

Kathryn Lasky is an American children's writer who also writes for adults under the names Kathryn Lasky Knight and E. L. Swann. Her children's books include several Dear America books, The Royal Diaries books, 'Sugaring Time', 'The Night Journey', Wolves of the Beyond, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Fausto Leali

Fausto Leali (October 29, 1944-)

Fausto Leali is an Italian singer, famous for his rough and aggressive voice, in sharp contrast with Italian melody conventions. Due to his voice, he is nicknamed "The black white". Wikipedia
Jean-Pierre Léaud

Jean-Pierre Léaud (May 28, 1944-)

Jean-Pierre Léaud is a French actor, best known for playing Antoine Doinel in François Truffaut's series of films about that character, beginning with 'The 400 Blows' in 1959. He also worked several times with Jean-Luc Godard, and is a notable figure of the French New Wave. Wikipedia
Paris, France

John Lill (March 17, 1944-)

John Lill CBE is an English classical pianist. Wikipedia
Jackie Lomax

Jackie Lomax (May 10, 1944-September 15, 2013)

John Richard 'Jackie' Lomax was an English guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for his association with George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England, he later resided in Ojai, California, United States, with his wife, Annie, mother of fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Wikipedia
Wallasey, Cheshire, England
Wirral Peninsula, England

Santo Loquasto (July 26, 1944-)

Santo Richard Loquasto is a Sicilian-Italian-American production designer, scenic designer and costume designer for stage, film, and dance. His work includes the productions of the ballet 'Don Quixote', the film 'Don't Drink the Water', Great Performances Dance in America: 'Fosse', and the television show 'TriBeCa'. Wikipedia
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
George Lucas

George Lucas (May 14, 1944-)

George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones' franchises. Lucas founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012. Wikipedia
Modesto, California, USA

Ralph MacDonald (March 15, 1944-December 18, 2011)

Ralph MacDonald was a Trinbagonian-American percussionist, song-writer, musical arranger, record producer, steelpan virtuoso and philanthropist. Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, USA
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Robert MacPherson (mathematician)

Robert MacPherson (mathematician) (May 25, 1944-)

Robert Duncan MacPherson is an American mathematician at the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University. He is best known for the invention of intersection homology with Mark Goresky, whose thesis he directed at Brown University. MacPherson previously taught at Brown University, the University of Paris, and the Massachusetts Institute of... Wikipedia
Lakewood, Ohio
Mairead Maguire

Mairead Maguire (January 27, 1944-)

Mairead Maguire, also known as Mairead Corrigan Maguire and formerly as Mairéad Corrigan, is a peace activist from Northern Ireland. She co-founded, with Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, the Women for Peace, which later became the Community for Peace People, an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of the Troubles in... Wikipedia
Belfast
Ray Martin (television presenter)

Ray Martin (television presenter) (December 20, 1944-)

Raymond George "Ray" Martin AM is a five-time Gold Logie winning Australian television journalist and entertainment personality. He is best known for his various on-air roles on Channel Nine from 1978. In 2011 he returned to Current Affairs '60 Minutes' in a part-time capacity. He was born Raymond George Grace into an Irish-Australian Catholic... Wikipedia
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Steve Maslow (October 17, 1944-)

Steve Maslow is an American sound engineer. He won three Academy Awards for Best Sound and has been nominated for four more in the same category. He has worked on more than 200 films since 1978. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Thom Mayne

Thom Mayne (January 19, 1944-)

Thom Mayne is a Los Angeles-based architect. Mayne helped found the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1972, where he is a trustee. Since then he has held teaching positions at SCI-Arc, the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is principal of Morphosis, an architectural firm... Wikipedia
Nell McCafferty

Nell McCafferty (March 28, 1944-)

Nell McCafferty is an Irish journalist, playwright, civil rights campaigner and feminist. In her journalistic work she has written for 'The Irish Press', 'The Irish Times', 'Sunday Tribune', 'Hot Press' and 'The Village Voice'. Wikipedia
Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid (August 11, 1944-)

Ian McDiarmid is a Scottish actor and director. He has appeared in 47 films since 1976. Internationally, he is most famous for his role as the Emperor Palpatine, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, in the 'Star Wars' film series. Wikipedia
Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland, U.K.
Tom McEvoy

Tom McEvoy (November 14, 1944-)

Thomas K. McEvoy is a professional poker player, author and member of the Poker Hall of Fame. He is best known for his win in the 1983 World Series of Poker main event. Wikipedia
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ray Meagher

Ray Meagher (July 4, 1944-)

Ray Meagher is a veteran Australian character actor. He has appeared regularly in Australian film and television since the mid-1970s, and is notable as the longest continuing performer in an Australian television role, as Alf Stewart on 'Home and Away', having played the role since the first episode in 1988. He is the only original actor still with... Wikipedia
Roma, Queensland, Australia

Bernd Meinunger (September 30, 1944-)

Bernd Meinunger is a German lyricist and record producer who frequently works with Ralph Siegel and David Brandes. Several of his songs have represented Germany in the 'Eurovision Song Contest'. Wikipedia
Meiningen
Robert C. Merton

Robert C. Merton (July 31, 1944-)

Robert Cox Merton is an American economist, Nobel laureate in Economics, and professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, known for his pioneering contributions to continuous-time finance, especially the first continuous-time option pricing model, the Black–Scholes formula. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Al Michaels

Al Michaels (November 12, 1944-)

Alan Richard "Al" Michaels is an American television sportscaster. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Lorne Michaels

Lorne Michaels (November 17, 1944-)

Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing 'Saturday Night Live', the 'Late Night' series, and 'The Tonight Show'. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mick Moloney

Mick Moloney (November 15, 1944-)

Michael "Mick" Moloney is a traditional Irish musician and scholar. Born in Limerick, County Limerick, he was an important figure on the Dublin folk-song revival in the 1960s. In 1973, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He gained early fame as a member of Irish group The Johnstons and The Emmet Spiceland but has since performed and recorded... Wikipedia
Earl Monroe

Earl Monroe (November 21, 1944-)

Vernon Earl Monroe is an American former professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing, and play-making. He was nicknamed both "Earl the Pearl" and "Jesus". Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gianni Morandi

Gianni Morandi (December 11, 1944-)

Gianni Morandi is an Italian pop singer, actor and entertainer. Wikipedia
Monghidoro, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller (August 7, 1944-)

Robert Swan Mueller III served as the sixth Director of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation. Wikipedia
New York City, New York

Marcia Muller (September 28, 1944-)

Marcia Muller is an American author of fictional mystery and thriller novels. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Kary Mullis

Kary Mullis (December 28, 1944-)

Kary Banks Mullis is a Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist, author, and lecturer. In recognition of his improvement of the polymerase chain reaction technique, he shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Michael Smith and earned the Japan Prize in the same year. The process was first described by Kjell Kleppe and 1968 Nobel laureate H.... Wikipedia
Lenoir, North Carolina, United States

Johann Mulzer (August 5, 1944-)

Johann Hermann Wolfgang Mulzer is a German organic chemist, best known for his work in total synthesis. Since 1996, he has been a professor of chemistry at the University of Vienna. He received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 1994 and Emil Fischer Medal in 2010. Wikipedia
Prien, Germany
Erwin Neher

Erwin Neher (March 20, 1944-)

Erwin Neher is a German biophysicist, specializing in the field of cell physiology. For significant contribution in the field, in 1991 he was awarded, along with Bert Sakmann, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells". Wikipedia
Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany

Jerry Nelson (astronomer) (January 15, 1944-)

Jerry Earl Nelson is an American astronomer known for his pioneering work designing segmented mirror telescopes, which led to him receiving the 2010 Kavli Prize for Astrophysics. Wikipedia
Los Angeles County, California
Graig Nettles

Graig Nettles (August 20, 1944-)

Graig Nettles, nicknamed "Puff", is an American former Major League Baseball third baseman. During a 22-year baseball career, he played for the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. Wikipedia
San Diego, California, United States
Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman (March 23, 1944-)

Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores, and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's 'The Piano'. He has additionally written a number of operas, including 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat', 'Letters, Riddles and Writs',... Wikipedia
Stratford, London, England

John O'Shea (humanitarian) (<a href="/born/year/1944" title="Celebrities Born in 1944">1944</a>-)

John O'Shea is founder and former CEO of GOAL, an Irish non-governmental organization devoted to assisting the poorest of the poor. His first career was as a sports journalist and GOAL retains significant links to the sporting community, especially in Ireland. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Frank Oz

Frank Oz (May 25, 1944-)

Frank Oz is an English-born American puppeteer, actor, and filmmaker. Wikipedia
Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page (January 9, 1944-)

James Patrick "Jimmy" Page is an English musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and leader of the rock band Led Zeppelin. Wikipedia
Heston, Middlesex, England
Alan Parker

Alan Parker (February 14, 1944-)

Sir Alan William Parker is an English film director, producer and screenwriter. Parker's early career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television commercials. After about 10 years doing commercials, many of which won awards for creativity, he began screenwriting and directing films. Wikipedia
Islington, London, England, UK
Daniel Pennac

Daniel Pennac (<a href="/born/year/1944" title="Celebrities Born in 1944">1944</a>-)

Daniel Pennac is a French writer. He received the Prix Renaudot in 2007 for his essay 'Chagrin d'école'. Wikipedia
Casablanca, French Morocco

Ann Pilling (October 17, 1944-)

Ann Pilling is an English author and poet best known for young-adult fiction. She has also written horror fiction under the pen name Ann Cheetham. Wikipedia
Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK

Mike Post (September 29, 1944-)

Mike Post is an American multi-Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning composer best known for his TV theme songs for such primetime series as 'Law & Order', 'The A-Team', 'NYPD Blue', 'The Rockford Files', 'L.A. Law', 'Quantum Leap', 'Magnum, P.I.', and 'Hill Street Blues'. Wikipedia
Berkeley, California, United States

Viktoria Postnikova (January 12, 1944-)

Viktoria Valentinovna Postnikova is a Russian pianist. Wikipedia

Doug Rader (July 30, 1944-)

Douglas Lee Rader, nicknamed "The Red Rooster", is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who was known primarily for his defensive ability, winning five straight Gold Glove Awards from 1970 to 1974. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Roger Rees (May 5, 1944-)

Roger Rees is a Welsh actor and director. He is best known to American audiences for playing the characters Robin Colcord on the American television sitcom show 'Cheers' and Lord John Marbury on the American television drama 'The West Wing'. He won a Tony Award for his performance as the lead in 'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby'. Wikipedia
Aberystwyth, Wales
John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies (May 5, 1944-)

John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor and voice actor. He portrayed the dwarf Gimli in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and the charismatic Arab excavator Sallah in the 'Indiana Jones' films. He also played Agent Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series 'The Untouchables', Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the mini-series 'Shōgun',... Wikipedia
Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Tim Rice

Tim Rice (November 10, 1944-)

Sir Timothy Miles Bindon "Tim" Rice is an English lyricist and author. An Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning lyricist, Rice is best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat', 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'Evita', with Björn Ulvaeus and... Wikipedia
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson (May 21, 1944-)

Mary Therese Winifred Robinson served as the seventh, and first female, President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. She first rose to prominence as an academic, barrister, campaigner and member of the Irish Senate. She defeated Fianna Fáil's Brian Lenihan and Fine Gael's... Wikipedia
Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland
Ron Rose

Ron Rose (September 4, 1944-)

Ron Rose is an American poker player from Dayton, Ohio, and a two time World Poker Tour Champion with a World Series of Poker bracelet. Wikipedia
Vancouver, Washington, U.S.
Diana Ross

Diana Ross (March 26, 1944-)

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is an American singer, actress, record producer and an occasional songwriter. Born and raised in Detroit, she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act and is to this day America's most successful vocal group as well as... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Roy Schwitters

Roy Schwitters (<a href="/born/year/1944" title="Celebrities Born in 1944">1944</a>-)

Roy F. Schwitters is a professor of physics at the University of Texas at Austin. He was formerly a professor of physics at Harvard and Stanford. His undergraduate and doctoral degrees are both from MIT. Wikipedia

George Scott (first baseman) (March 23, 1944-July 28, 2013)

George Charles Scott, Jr. was a first baseman in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. He batted and threw right-handed. Wikipedia
Greenville, Mississippi
Greenville, Mississippi
Tony Scott

Tony Scott (June 21, 1944-August 19, 2012)

Anthony David "Tony" Scott was a British film director and producer. He was the younger brother of film director Ridley Scott. Wikipedia
North Shields, Northumberland, England, UK
San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA
Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver (November 17, 1944-)

George Thomas "Tom" Seaver, nicknamed "Tom Terrific" and "The Franchise", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched from 1967-1986 for four different teams in his career, but is noted primarily for his time with the New York Mets. During a 20-year career, Seaver compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts and a 2.86 earned run... Wikipedia
Fresno, California
Phillip Allen Sharp

Phillip Allen Sharp (June 6, 1944-)

Phillip Allen Sharp is an American geneticist and molecular biologist who co-discovered RNA splicing. He shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Richard J. Roberts for "the discovery that genes in eukaryotes are not contiguous strings but contain introns, and that the splicing of messenger RNA to delete those introns can occur in... Wikipedia
Falmouth, Kentucky
Glenn Shorrock

Glenn Shorrock (June 30, 1944-)

Glenn Barrie Shorrock is an English-born Australian singer-songwriter. He was a founding member of pop groups The Twilights, Axiom and Little River Band as well as being a solo performer. Wikipedia
Chatham, Kent, England
Yves Simon (singer)

Yves Simon (singer) (May 3, 1944-)

Yves Simon is a French singer and writer. Wikipedia
John Simpson (journalist)

John Simpson (journalist) (August 9, 1944-)

John Cody Fidler-Simpson CBE is an English foreign correspondent. He is world affairs editor of BBC News. He has spent all his working life at the BBC. He has reported from more than 120 countries, including thirty war zones, and has interviewed many world leaders. Wikipedia
Cleveleys, Lancashire, England
Dick Smith (entrepreneur)

Dick Smith (entrepreneur) (March 18, 1944-)

Richard Harold "Dick" Smith, AC is an Australian entrepreneur, businessman, aviator, and political activist. He is the founder of Dick Smith Electronics, Dick Smith Foods and Australian Geographic, and was selected as the 1986 Australian of the Year. In 2010 he founded the media production company Smith&Nasht with the intention of producing films... Wikipedia
Roseville, New South Wales

Julie Smith (novelist) (November 25, 1944-)

Julie Smith is an American mystery writer, the author of nineteen novels and several short stories. She received the 1991 Edgar Award for Best Novel for her sixth book, 'New Orleans Mourning'. Wikipedia
Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith (June 6, 1944-)

Tommie Smith is an African American former track & field athlete and wide receiver in the American Football League. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith won the 200-meter dash finals in 19.83 seconds – the first time the 20 second barrier was broken. His Black Power salute with John Carlos atop the medal podium caused controversy at the time as it... Wikipedia
Clarksville, TX
Lew Soloff

Lew Soloff (February 20, 1944-March 8, 2015)

Lewis Michael Soloff was an American jazz trumpeter, composer and actor. From New York City, he studied trumpet at the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School. He worked with Blood, Sweat & Tears from 1968 until 1973. Prior to this, he worked with Machito, Gil Evans, Tony Scott, Maynard Ferguson and Tito Puente. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
New York City, New York
Vladimir Spivakov

Vladimir Spivakov (September 12, 1944-)

Vladimir Teodorovich Spivakov is a leading Russian conductor and violinist best known for his work with the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra. Wikipedia
Richard P. Stanley

Richard P. Stanley (June 23, 1944-)

Richard Peter Stanley is the Norman Levinson Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1971 under the supervision of Gian-Carlo Rota. He is an expert in the field of combinatorics and its applications to other mathematical disciplines. Wikipedia
Ben Stein

Ben Stein (November 25, 1944-)

Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy Award-winning game show host. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States
Renate Stendhal

Renate Stendhal (<a href="/born/year/1944" title="Celebrities Born in 1944">1944</a>-)

Renate Stendhal is a Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and writing coach. She serves as a provost for UIL and is ordained by AIWP. Born in Germany, she spent half of her adult life in Paris and the other half in California. Her offices are in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wikipedia
Germany
John Surman

John Surman (August 30, 1944-)

John Douglas Surman is an English jazz saxophone, bass clarinet and synthesizer player, and composer of free jazz and modal jazz, often using themes from folk music as a basis. He has also composed and performed much music for dance performances and film soundtracks. Wikipedia
Tavistock, Devon, England
Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore (December 8, 1944-)

Sharmila Tagore is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Hindi cinema. She has received two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards for her performances. Wikipedia
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
John Tavener

John Tavener (January 28, 1944-November 12, 2013)

Sir John Kenneth Tavener was a British composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including 'The Protecting Veil', 'Song for Athene' and 'The Lamb'. Wikipedia
Wembley, London, England
Child Okeford, Dorset, England

Robert Taylor (animator) (<a href="/born/year/1944" title="Celebrities Born in 1944">1944</a>-December 11, 2014)

Robert Taylor was an American Primetime Emmy Award winning animator, writer, producer and film director. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Woodland Hills, California

Kiri Te Kanawa (March 6, 1944-)

Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa is a New Zealand soprano who has had a highly successful international opera career since 1968. Acclaimed as one of the most beloved sopranos in both the United Kingdom and the United States, she possesses a warm full lyric soprano voice, singing a wide array of works in multiple languages from the 17th to the 20th... Wikipedia
Gisborne, New Zealand

Walter Tournier (July 14, 1944-)

Walter Tournier is a Uruguayan director of animated and documentary films, who is closely identified with that country's enterprising filmmaking community. His work has been well-received both at home and at film festivals in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Wikipedia
Montevideo, Uruguay
David Trimble

David Trimble (October 15, 1944-)

William David Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC, is a British politician who was the first First Minister of Northern Ireland from 1998 to 2002, and the Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1995 to 2005. He was also the Member of Parliament for Upper Bann from 1990 to 2005 and the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Upper Bann from 1998 to 2007. In... Wikipedia
Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
Antti Tuuri

Antti Tuuri (October 1, 1944-)

Antti Elias Tuuri is a Finnish writer, known for his works dealing with Southern Ostrobothnia. Wikipedia
Malaysia Vasudevan

Malaysia Vasudevan (June 15, 1944-February 20, 2011)

Vasudevan Nair, known as Malaysia Vasudevan was a Tamil playback singer and actor in the Tamil film industry. Wikipedia
Malaysia
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge (October 2, 1944-)

Vernor Steffen Vinge is a retired San Diego State University Professor of Mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author. He is best known for his Hugo Award-winning novels and novellas 'A Fire Upon the Deep', 'A Deepness in the Sky', 'Rainbows End', 'Fast Times at Fairmont High', and 'The Cookie Monster', as well as for his 1984 novel... Wikipedia
Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA

Frédéric Vitoux (writer) (August 19, 1944-)

Frédéric Vitoux is a French writer and journalist. Wikipedia
Vitry-aux-Loges, Loiret
Alice Walker

Alice Walker (February 9, 1944-)

Alice Malsenior Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel 'The Color Purple' for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote 'Meridian' and 'The Third Life of Grange Copeland' among other works. Wikipedia
Putnam County, Georgia

James Wallington (July 28, 1944-April 19, 1988)

James Robert Wallington was a welterweight boxer from the United States, who represented his native country at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Walter Wangerin, Jr. (February 13, 1944-)

Walter Wangerin, Jr. is an American author and educator best known for his religious novels and children's books. Wikipedia
Portland, Oregon, USA
Peter Weir

Peter Weir (August 21, 1944-)

Peter Lindsay Weir, AM is an Australian film director. He played a leading role in the Australian New Wave cinema with his films such as the mystery drama 'Picnic at Hanging Rock', the mystery drama-thriller 'The Last Wave' and the historical drama 'Gallipoli'. The climax of Weir's early career was the $6 million multi-national production 'The Year... Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
David J. Wineland

David J. Wineland (February 24, 1944-)

David Jeffrey Wineland is an American Nobel-laureate physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology physics laboratory. His work has included advances in optics, specifically laser cooling trapped ions and using ions for quantum computing operations. He was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Serge Haroche, for... Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack (March 4, 1944-)

Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack is an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s where he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, Womack's career has spanned more than 50 years and has spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B,... Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Oleg Yankovsky

Oleg Yankovsky (February 23, 1944-May 20, 2009)

Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky was a Soviet/Russian actor who has excelled in psychologically sophisticated roles of modern intellectuals. In 1991, he became, together with Alla Pugacheva, the last person to be named a 'People's Artist of the USSR'. Wikipedia
Jezkazgan, Kazakh SSR, USSR
Moscow, Russia

Pablo Ziegler (September 2, 1944-)

Pablo Ziegler is an Argentine composer based in Buenos Aires and New York City. He is currently the leading exponent of nuevo tango, thanks to the skills and reputation he gathered while working extensively as Ástor Piazzolla's regular pianist from 1978 until the maestro's retirement for health reasons in 1989. He played with Piazzolla's re-formed... Wikipedia

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