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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (April 16, 1947-)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time... Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, USA

Peter Abrahams (American author) (June 28, 1947-)

Peter Abrahams is an American writer of crime thrillers. His works include 'Oblivion', 'The Tutor', 'The Fury of Rachel Monette', 'Hard Rain', 'The Fan', 'Crying Wolf', 'Last of the Dixie Heroes', the Echo Falls Mysteries, and 'Lights Out', the last of which was nominated for an Edgar Award for best novel. Wikipedia
John Adams (composer)

John Adams (composer) (February 15, 1947-)

John Coolidge Adams is an American composer with strong roots in minimalism. Wikipedia

Thomas Adcock (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Thomas Adcock is a Detroit-born journalist and novelist, winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Award. As U.S. correspondent for CulturMag, a Berlin-based international magazine of art and commentary, he writes on American behavior and politics. His novels and short stories been translated into Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian,... Wikipedia

Valery Afanassiev (September 8, 1947-)

Valery Afanassiev is a Russian pianist, writer and conductor. Wikipedia
Ai (poet)

Ai (poet) (October 21, 1947-March 20, 2010)

Florence Anthony was an American poet and educator who legally changed her name to Ai Ogawa. She won the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry for 'Vice: New and Selected Poems'. Wikipedia
Albany, Texas , United States
Stillwater, Oklahoma , United States
Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson (August 10, 1947-)

Ian Scott Anderson, MBE is a British musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull. Anderson plays several other musical instruments, including keyboards, bass guitar, bouzouki, balalaika, saxophone, harmonica, and a variety of... Wikipedia
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

John Robert Anderson (psychologist) (August 27, 1947-)

John Robert Anderson is a Canadian-born American psychologist. He is currently professor of Psychology and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Wikipedia

Rae Armantrout (April 13, 1947-)

Rae Armantrout is an American poet generally associated with the Language poets. Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California, but grew up in San Diego. She has published ten books of poetry and has also been featured in a number of major anthologies. Armantrout currently teaches at the University of California, San Diego, where she is Professor of... Wikipedia
Vallejo, California
Alain Aspect

Alain Aspect (June 15, 1947-)

Alain Aspect is a French physicist noted for his experimental work on quantum entanglement. Wikipedia
Agen, France
Paul Auster

Paul Auster (February 3, 1947-)

Paul Benjamin Auster is an American author and director whose writing blends absurdism, existentialism, crime fiction, and the search for identity and personal meaning in works such as 'The New York Trilogy', 'Moon Palace', 'The Music of Chance', 'The Book of Illusions', and 'The Brooklyn Follies'. His books are translated to more than forty... Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow (May 24, 1947-)

Maude Victoria Barlow is a Canadian author. She is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizens’ advocacy organization with members and chapters across Canada. She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works internationally for the human right to water. Maude chairs the board of Washington-based Food & Water... Wikipedia
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (July 30, 1947-)

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is a French virologist and director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Division at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. Born in Paris, France, Barré-Sinoussi performed some of the fundamental work in the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus as the cause of AIDS. In 2008, she was awarded the Nobel... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Dave Barry

Dave Barry (July 3, 1947-)

David McAlister "Dave" Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for 'The Miami Herald' from 1983 to 2005. He has also written numerous books of humor and parody, as well as comedic novels. Wikipedia
Armonk, New York

Anne Beatts (February 25, 1947-)

Anne Beatts is an American comedy writer. Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York
Jacob Bekenstein

Jacob Bekenstein (May 1, 1947-)

Jacob David Bekenstein is a Mexican-Israeli theoretical physicist who has contributed to the foundation of black hole thermodynamics and to other aspects of the connections between information and gravitation. Wikipedia
Mexico City, Mexico
Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench (December 7, 1947-)

Johnny Lee Bench is a former professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983 and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bench, a 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player, was a key member of The Big Red Machine, which won six division titles,... Wikipedia
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Gerd Binnig

Gerd Binnig (July 20, 1947-)

Gerd Binnig is a German physicist, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986 for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope. Wikipedia
Frankfurt am Main

Arie Bodek (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Arie Bodek is an American-Israeli experimental particle physicist and George E. Pake Professor of Physics at the University of Rochester. Wikipedia
Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan (September 30, 1947-September 16, 1977)

Marc Bolan was an English singer-songwriter, poet and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of glam rock group T. Rex. Wikipedia
Hackney, east London, England
Barnes, London, England
Bob Boone

Bob Boone (November 19, 1947-)

Robert Raymond Boone is an American former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who was a four-time All-Star. Born in San Diego, California, Bob Boone is the son of a major league player, the late third baseman Ray Boone, and the father of two major leaguers: former second baseman Bret Boone and former utility infielder Aaron Boone. All... Wikipedia
San Diego, California, United States
John Boswell

John Boswell (March 20, 1947-December 24, 1994)

John Eastburn Boswell was a prominent historian and a professor at Yale University. Many of Boswell's studies focused on the issue of religion and homosexuality, specifically Christianity and homosexuality. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Jocelyne Bourassa (May 30, 1947-)

Jocelyne Bourassa, CM is a former Canadian professional golfer on the LPGA Tour who had a distinguished amateur career. Wikipedia
Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada
David Bowie

David Bowie (January 8, 1947-)

David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive... Wikipedia
London, England

Henry Bromell (September 19, 1947-March 18, 2013)

Alfred Henry Bromell was an American author, screenwriter, and director. Wikipedia
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Los Angeles, California

Zakhar Bron (December 17, 1947-)

Zakhar Bron is a Russian violinist and violin pedagogue of Jewish descent. He is considered one of the best. Wikipedia
Flavio Bucci

Flavio Bucci (May 25, 1947-)

Flavio Bucci is an Italian actor. He has appeared in 76 films and television shows since 1971. He is best known for playing Daniel, the blind pianist, in Dario Argento's 'Suspiria', and the thuggish Blackie in Aldo Lado's 'Night Train Murders'. Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
Linda B. Buck

Linda B. Buck (January 29, 1947-)

Linda Brown Buck is an American biologist best known for her work on the olfactory system. She was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Richard Axel, for their work on olfactory receptors. Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington
Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley (July 3, 1947-)

Betty Lynn Buckley is an American stage, film and television actress and singer. She is a Tony Award winner and a 2012 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee. Wikipedia
Big Spring, Texas, U.S.
Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler (June 22, 1947-February 24, 2006)

Octavia Estelle Butler was an American science fiction writer. A multiple-recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known women in the field. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship which is nicknamed the "Genius Grant". Wikipedia
Pasadena, California, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
Thomas Cech

Thomas Cech (December 8, 1947-)

Thomas Robert Cech is an American chemist who shared the 1989 Nobel prize in chemistry with Sidney Altman, for their discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA. Cech discovered that RNA could itself cut strands of RNA, which showed that life could have started as RNA. He also studied telomeres, and his lab discovered an enzyme, TERT, which is... Wikipedia
Chicago, United States
Martin Chalfie

Martin Chalfie (January 15, 1947-)

Martin Lee Chalfie is an American scientist. He is University Professor at Columbia University. He shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Osamu Shimomura and Roger Y. Tsien "for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP". He holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology from Harvard University. Wikipedia
Chicago, IL
Bill Champlin

Bill Champlin (May 21, 1947-)

William Bradford "Bill" Champlin is an American singer, guitarist, keyboard player, arranger, producer, and songwriter. His performance work is principally associated with the bands Chicago and the Sons of Champlin. He has won multiple Grammy Awards for songwriting. Wikipedia
Oakland, California, United States

Bill Chinnock (November 12, 1947-March 7, 2007)

Bill Chinnock, also referred to as Billy Chinnock, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Chinnock grew up in the nearby Essex County communities of East Orange and Millburn. He was a prominent member of the Jersey Shore music scene during the late 1960s, leading bands that included future members of the E... Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey
Yarmouth, Maine
Willy Chirino

Willy Chirino (April 5, 1947-)

Willy Chirino, born April 5, 1947 in Consolación del Sur, Pinar del Río, Cuba, is an entertainer and singer in the salsa style. Wikipedia
Consolación del Sur, Pinar del Río Province, Cuba
Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra (October 22, 1947-)

Deepak Chopra is an Indian-born American author and public speaker. He is an alternative medicine advocate and a promoter of popular forms of spirituality, who has been described by the 'New York Times' as a "controversial New-Age guru" though Chopra says 'guru' is "a title I’ve rejected for thirty years". Through his books and videos, he has... Wikipedia
New Delhi, India
Aaron Ciechanover

Aaron Ciechanover (October 1, 1947-)

Aaron Ciechanover is an Israeli biologist, who won the Nobel prize in Chemistry for characterizing the method that cells use to degrade and recycle proteins using ubiquitin. Wikipedia
Haifa, Mandatory Palestine
Gigliola Cinquetti

Gigliola Cinquetti (December 20, 1947-)

Gigliola Cinquetti is an Italian singer, TV presenter. Wikipedia
Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy (April 12, 1947-October 1, 2013)

Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr. was an American novelist and historian best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghost... Wikipedia
Rosedale, Maryland, United States
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Paul Clark (poker player)

Paul Clark (poker player) (June 2, 1947-April 15, 2015)

Robert Paul '"Eskimo"' Clark was an American professional poker player who lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana
Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton (October 26, 1947-)

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician and diplomat who was the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, serving under President Barack Obama. She was previously a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of President Bill Clinton, she was also the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton (October 26, 1947-)

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician. She was United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013, a United States Senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and, as the wife of President Bill Clinton, First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. A leading candidate for... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Glenn Close

Glenn Close (March 19, 1947-)

Glenn Close is an American film, television and stage actress. Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation. She has won three Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards and received six Academy Award nominations. Wikipedia
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

Judi Connelli (July 24, 1947-)

Judi Connelli AM is an award-winning singer and actress. Wikipedia
Brisbane, Australia
Piers Corbyn

Piers Corbyn (March 10, 1947-)

Piers Richard Corbyn is the owner of the business WeatherAction which makes weather forecasts. It claims to make accurate forecasts up to a year in advance. Wikipedia
Peter Cosgrove

Peter Cosgrove (July 28, 1947-)

General Sir Peter John Cosgrove is a retired senior Australian Army officer and the 26th and current Governor-General of Australia. Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales
Burton Cummings

Burton Cummings (December 31, 1947-)

Burton Lorne Cummings is a Canadian musician and songwriter. Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ted Danson

Ted Danson (December 29, 1947-)

Edward Bridge "Ted" Danson III is an American actor, author, and producer, well known for his role as lead character Sam Malone in the sitcom 'Cheers', and his role as Dr. John Becker on the sitcom 'Becker'. He is currently starring in the CBS drama 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' as D.B. Russell. He also plays a recurring role on Larry David's... Wikipedia
San Diego, California, United States
Larry David

Larry David (July 2, 1947-)

Lawrence Gene "Larry" David is an American comedian, writer, actor, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld, of the television series 'Seinfeld', and was its head writer and executive producer from 1989 to 1996. David has subsequently gained further recognition for the HBO series 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' also created by... Wikipedia
New York City
Eugenio De Signoribus

Eugenio De Signoribus (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Eugenio De Signoribus is an Italian poet. He was born and lives in Cupra Marittima in the province of Ascoli Piceno, Italy. He was winner in 2002 of the Castelfiorentino Literature Prize and in 2008 of the Viareggio Prize. Wikipedia
Cupra Marittima, Italy
Jeffrey DeMunn

Jeffrey DeMunn (April 25, 1947-)

Jeffrey DeMunn is an American stage, film and television actor. He is known for a variety of roles, including Andrei Chikatilo in 'Citizen X', and for his role as Dale Horvath in 'The Walking Dead'. Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, United States
Stephen R. Donaldson

Stephen R. Donaldson (May 13, 1947-)

Stephen Reeder Donaldson is an American fantasy, science fiction and mystery novelist, most famous for 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant', his ten-novel fantasy series. His work is characterized by psychological complexity, conceptual abstractness, moral bleakness, and the use of an arcane vocabulary, and has attracted critical praise for its... Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Gardner Dozois

Gardner Dozois (July 23, 1947-)

Gardner Raymond Dozois is an American science fiction author and editor. He is the founding editor of 'The Year's Best Science Fiction' anthologies and was editor of 'Asimov's Science Fiction' magazine, garnering multiple Hugo and Locus Awards for those works almost every year. He has also won the Nebula Award for Best Short Story twice. He was... Wikipedia
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss (October 29, 1947-)

Richard Stephen Dreyfuss is an American actor best known for starring in a number of film, television, and theater roles since the late 1960s, including the films 'American Graffiti', 'Jaws', 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind', 'Mr. Holland's Opus', and 'The Goodbye Girl'. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Ken Dryden

Ken Dryden (August 8, 1947-)

Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Dryden is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author, and former NHL goaltender. He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dryden was a Liberal Member of Parliament from 2004, also serving as a cabinet minister from 2004 to 2006, until losing his seat in the 2011 Canadian federal... Wikipedia
Hamilton, ON, CAN

John Dykstra (June 3, 1947-)

John Charles Dykstra, A.S.C. is a special effects artist, pioneer in the development of the use of computers in filmmaking and recipient of three Academy Awards, among many other awards and prizes. He was one of the original founders of Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects and computer graphics division of Lucasfilm. He is well known as... Wikipedia
Long Beach, California, United States

Jean Echenoz (December 26, 1947-)

Jean Echenoz is a French writer. Wikipedia

Bilquis Edhi (August 14, 1947-)

Bilquis Bano Edhi 'Hilal-e-Imtiaz', wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi, is a professional nurse and one of the most active philanthropists in Pakistan. She has been nicknamed, 'The Mother of Pakistan'. She was born in 1947 in Karachi. She heads the Bilquis Edhi Foundation, and with her husband received the 1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. Her... Wikipedia
Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards (May 16, 1947-)

Robert Alan "Bob" Edwards is a Peabody Award-winning member of the National Radio Hall of Fame. He was the first broadcaster with a large national following to join the field of satellite radio. He gained fame as the first host of National Public Radio's flagship program, 'Morning Edition'. Starting in 2004, Edwards then became the host of 'The Bob... Wikipedia
Louisville, Kentucky

George Alec Effinger (January 10, 1947-April 27, 2002)

George Alec Effinger was an American science fiction author, born in Cleveland, Ohio. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Jill Eikenberry

Jill Eikenberry (January 21, 1947-)

Jill Eikenberry is an American film, stage, and television actress. She is best known for her role as lawyer Ann Kelsey in 'L.A. Law'. She has won an Obie Award, been nominated five times for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globes, winning one, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2011. Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut
Tom Evans (musician)

Tom Evans (musician) (June 5, 1947-November 19, 1983)

Thomas Evans Jr was an English musician and songwriter, most notable for his work with the band Badfinger. Wikipedia
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
London, England

Linda Fairstein (May 5, 1947-)

Linda Fairstein is an American author and former prosecutor focusing on crimes of violence against women and children. She served as head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office from 1976 until 2002 and is the author of a series of novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Wikipedia
Mount Vernon, New York
Frank Farrell (musician)

Frank Farrell (musician) (March 31, 1947-July 19, 1997)

Francis Anthony "Frank" Farrell was a British rock bassist, vocalist and songwriter born in Birmingham, England. He attended St. Philip's Grammar School in Hagley Road, Edgbaston from 1959 to 1963. Over a professional career that spanned thirty years he is best known as the bassist of British rock band Supertramp and for his musical association... Wikipedia
Birmingham, England
London, England
Jerzy Fedorowicz

Jerzy Fedorowicz (October 29, 1947-)

Jerzy Feliks Fedorowicz is a Polish actor, theatre director, poet, politician and member of Sejm. Wikipedia
Polanica Zdrój, Poland

Anne Fine (December 7, 1947-)

Anne Fine, OBE FRSL is a British writer, best known for children's books although she also writes for adults. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and she was awarded an OBE in 2003. Wikipedia
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk (December 26, 1947-)

Carlton Ernest Fisk is a retired Major League Baseball catcher. During a 24-year baseball career, he played for both the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. The 6'2", 220 lb Fisk was known in the majors as "Pudge", his childhood nickname as he had been a chubby youngster, or "The Commander". He was the first player to be unanimously voted... Wikipedia
Bellows Falls, Vermont
Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood (June 24, 1947-)

Michael John Kells "Mick" Fleetwood is a British musician and actor, best known for his role as the drummer and co-founder of the rock band Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood, whose surname was merged with that of John McVie to form the name of the band, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Wikipedia
Redruth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Riccardo Fogli

Riccardo Fogli (October 21, 1947-)

Riccardo Fogli is an Italian singer. Wikipedia
Pontedera, Province of Pisa, Italy
Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes (July 18, 1947-)

Malcolm Stevenson "Steve" Forbes, Jr. is an American publishing executive who was twice a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for president. He is the editor-in-chief of business magazine 'Forbes'. He was a Republican candidate in the 1996 and 2000 presidential primaries. He is the son of longtime 'Forbes' publisher Malcolm Forbes... Wikipedia
Morristown, New Jersey
Tua Forsström

Tua Forsström (April 2, 1947-)

Tua Birgitta Forsström is a Finnish writer who writes in Swedish. She was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1998 for the poetry collection 'Efter att ha tillbringat en natt bland hästar'. Forsström's work is known for its engagement with the Finnish landscape, travel and conflicts within relationships. She often uses quotations in... Wikipedia
Porvoo, Finland
Ray Fosse

Ray Fosse (April 4, 1947-)

Raymond Earl Fosse is an American former professional baseball player and current television sports color commentator. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher. He was drafted in the first round of the 1965 amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians. Fosse also holds the distinction of being the Indians' first ever draft pick, as 1965 was the... Wikipedia
Marion, Illinois

Kirk Francis (August 27, 1947-)

Kirk H. Francis was a production sound mixer in the motion picture industry from 1968 through 2014. He mixed production sound for over 60 films, including '12 Years a Slave', 'Bull Durham', 'Under Fire', 'Wonder Boys', 'Mr. Holland’s Opus', 'Sleepless in Seattle', 'Tin Cup', and 'I Dismember Mama'. Wikipedia
Oakland, California, United States
Sasson Gabai

Sasson Gabai (November 24, 1947-)

Sasson Gabai is an Israeli actor. Winner of an Ophir Award, Asia Pacific Screen Award, European Film Awards and Jerusalem Film Festival in 2007 as Best Actor in a highly acclaimed Israeli film "The Band's Visit". Wikipedia
Baghdad, Iraq
France Gall

France Gall (October 9, 1947-)

France Gall is a popular French yé-yé singer. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Jan Garbarek

Jan Garbarek (March 4, 1947-)

Jan Garbarek is a Norwegian tenor and soprano saxophonist, active in the jazz, classical, and world music genres. Garbarek was born in Mysen, Norway, the only child of a former Polish prisoner of war Czesław Garbarek and a Norwegian farmer's daughter. Effectively stateless until the age of seven Garbarek grew up in Oslo. At 21, he married Vigdis.... Wikipedia
Mysen, Norway
Anthony Geary

Anthony Geary (May 29, 1947-)

Anthony Dean "Tony" Geary is an American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Luke Spencer on the ABC daytime drama 'General Hospital'. Geary originated the role of Luke in 1978 and has since received a record eight Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Wikipedia
Coalville, Utah, U.S.
Patrick Grainville

Patrick Grainville (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Patrick Grainville (born 1 June 1947 Villers-sur-Mer is a French novelist. Wikipedia
Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths (July 31, 1947-March 28, 2013)

Richard Griffiths, OBE was an English actor of stage, film and television. He received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor and a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, all for his role in the play 'The History... Wikipedia
Thornaby-on-Tees, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK
Michael Gross (actor)

Michael Gross (actor) (June 21, 1947-)

Michael Edward Gross is an American television, movie and stage actor. He played both comedic and dramatic roles, such as Steven Keaton from the sitcom 'Family Ties' and the graboid hunter Burt Gummer from the 'Tremors' film franchise. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie (July 10, 1947-)

Arlo Davy Guthrie is an American folk singer. Like his father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice. Guthrie's best-known work is "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a satirical talking blues song about 18 minutes in length. His song "Massachusetts" was named the official folk song of the state in which he... Wikipedia
Coney Island, New York, US
Pete Ham

Pete Ham (April 27, 1947-April 24, 1975)

Peter William Ham was a Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist, primarily recognized for having been the lead singer/composer of the '70s rock group Badfinger's hit songs, "No Matter What", "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue." He also co-wrote the ballad "Without You", a worldwide Number One hit for Harry Nilsson and it has become a standard song as... Wikipedia
Swansea, Wales
Surrey, England

David Hare (playwright) (June 5, 1947-)

Sir David Hare is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Most notable for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing 'The Hours'' ' in 2002, based on the novel written by Michael Cunningham, and 'The Reader'' ' in 2008,... Wikipedia
St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex
Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris (April 2, 1947-)

Emmylou Harris is an American singer and songwriter. She has released many popular albums and singles over the course of her career, and as of 2015 she has won 13 Grammys as well as numerous other awards. Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama, US

Keith Harris (ventriloquist) (September 21, 1947-April 28, 2015)

Keith Shenton Harris was an English ventriloquist, best known for his television show 'The Keith Harris Show', audio recordings, and club appearances with his puppets Orville the Duck and Cuddles the Monkey. He had a UK Top 10 hit single in 1982 with "Orville's Song" which reached number 4 in the charts. Wikipedia
Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Larnelle Harris

Larnelle Harris (July 6, 1947-)

Larnelle Steward Harris is an American gospel singer and songwriter. During his 30-plus years of ministry, Harris has recorded 18 albums, won five Grammy Awards and 18 Dove Awards, and has had several number one songs on the inspirational music charts. Wikipedia
Danville, Kentucky, United States

Paul H. Harvey (January 19, 1947-)

Paul H. Harvey CBE FRS is a British evolutionary biologist. He is Professor of Zoology and was head of the zoology department at Oxford University from 1998 - 2011, holding these posts in conjunction with a professorial fellowship at Jesus College, Oxford. Wikipedia

Marilyn Hassett (December 17, 1947-)

Marilyn Hassett is an American screen and television actress. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Don Henley

Don Henley (July 22, 1947-)

Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career. Henley was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971–1980, when the band broke up, and from 1994–present, when they reunited. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles... Wikipedia
Gilmer, Texas, United States
Doug Henning

Doug Henning (May 3, 1947-February 7, 2000)

Douglas James Henning was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician. Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Toshio Hirano

Toshio Hirano (April 17, 1947-)

Toshio Hirano is a Japanese immunologist and academic, best known for his discovery of interleukin-6. Since August 2011, he has served as the 17th President of Osaka University. Wikipedia
Rupert Holmes

Rupert Holmes (February 24, 1947-)

Rupert Holmes is a British-born American composer, singer-songwriter, musician, and author of plays, novels, and stories. He is widely known for his number one pop hit "Escape" and the song "Him", which reached the number 6 position on the Hot 100 U.S. pop chart in 1980. He is also known for his 1985 Tony Award-winning musical 'Drood' and his 2007... Wikipedia
Northwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom

H. Robert Horvitz (May 8, 1947-)

Howard Robert Horvitz is an American biologist best known for his research on the nematode worm 'Caenorhabditis elegans'. Wikipedia

Hou Hsiao-Hsien (April 8, 1947-)

Hou Hsiao-Hsien is a Taiwanese film director, screenwriter, producer, singer and actor. He is a leading figure of Taiwan's New Wave cinema movement, and Cannes' best director award winner of 2015. Wikipedia
Mei County, Guangdong, Republic of China
James Hunt

James Hunt (August 29, 1947-June 15, 1993)

James Simon Wallis Hunt was a British racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in . After retiring from racing in 1979, Hunt became a media commentator and businessman. Wikipedia
Belmont, Sutton, Surrey, England
Wimbledon, London, England
Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff (May 12, 1947-)

Michael Grant Ignatieff is a Canadian author, academic and former politician. He was the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition from 2008 until 2011. Known for his work as an historian, Ignatieff has held senior academic posts at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Toronto. Wikipedia
Toronto, Canada
Eugen Indjic

Eugen Indjic (March 11, 1947-)

Eugen Indjic is a French-American pianist. Wikipedia

Deanie Ip (December 25, 1947-)

Deanie Ip is a Hong Kong singer and actress, known for supporting roles. She has won the Hong Kong Film Awards once for Best Actress and twice for Best Supporting Actress; she also won a Coppa Volpi for the Best Actress at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. Her Cantopop albums were released by Universal Music Group and several local... Wikipedia
Dapengcheng, Guangdong, China
Douglas Ivester

Douglas Ivester (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Douglas Ivester was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Company after the death of Roberto Goizueta. He retired on February 17, 2000. Wikipedia
New Holland, Georgia
Jane Anne Jayroe

Jane Anne Jayroe (October 30, 1947-)

Jayne Anne Jayroe-Gamble is a well known broadcaster, author and public official and former American beauty queen from Laverne, Oklahoma, who was Miss Oklahoma in 1966 and Miss America in 1967. Jayroe worked as an anchor in TV News in Oklahoma City and Dallas-Fort Worth broadcast media markets for 16 years. Later, Governor of Oklahoma Frank Keating... Wikipedia
Clinton, Oklahoma
Elton John

Elton John (March 25, 1947-)

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English songwriter and singer, who accompanies himself on the piano. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling... Wikipedia
Pinner, Middlesex, UK
Lynn Johnston

Lynn Johnston (May 28, 1947-)

Lynn Johnston is a Canadian cartoonist, known for her newspaper comic strip 'For Better or For Worse'. She was the first woman and first Canadian to win the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Award. Wikipedia
Collingwood, Ontario
Marc Jordan

Marc Jordan (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Marc Wallace Jordan, is an American-born Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, session musician, and actor. Covering a wide variety of genres, he has written songs for a number of well-known artists, including Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Cher, Bette Midler, and Josh Groban. He was named best producer with Steven MacKinnon at the Juno Awards in... Wikipedia
Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku (January 24, 1947-)

Michio Kaku is an American futurist, theoretical physicist and popularizer of science. Dr. Kaku is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York. He has written several books about physics and related topics, has made frequent appearances on radio, television, and film, and writes extensive online blogs and articles. He has... Wikipedia
San Jose, California, United States
Grethe Kausland

Grethe Kausland (July 3, 1947-November 16, 2007)

Grethe Kausland was a Norwegian singer, performer and actress. As a child star she was one of Norway's most popular singers, and she participated in several films as a child. She represented Norway in the European Song Contest 1972 singing Småting with Benny Borg. From 1973 she performed regularly with the entertaining group Dizzie Tunes. Awarded... Wikipedia
Horten, Vestfold

Sarah Kernochan (December 30, 1947-)

Sarah Marshall Kernochan is an American documentarian, film director, screenwriter and producer from the United States. Wikipedia
New York City
Stephen King

Stephen King (September 21, 1947-)

Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard... Wikipedia
Portland, Maine, U.S.
Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano (January 18, 1947-)

Takeshi Kitano is a Japanese director, comedian, singer, actor, show host, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and abroad, for his idiosyncratic cinematic work. Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa once dubbed him "the true... Wikipedia
Adachi, Tokyo
Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki (April 8, 1947-)

Robert Toru Kiyosaki is an American investor, businessman, self-help author, motivational speaker, financial literacy activist, and financial commentator. Kiyosaki is well known for his 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' series of motivational books and other material published under the Rich Dad brand. He has written over 15 books which have combined sales of... Wikipedia
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline (October 24, 1947-)

Kevin Delaney Kline is an American actor. He has won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards, and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Roger D. Kornberg

Roger D. Kornberg (April 24, 1947-)

Roger David Kornberg is an American biochemist and professor of structural biology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (March 2, 1947-)

Søren Kragh-Jacobsen is a Danish film director, musician, and song writer. He was one of the founders and practitioners of the Dogme95 project, for creating films without artificial technology or techniques. Wikipedia
Copenhagen, Denmark

Gidon Kremer (February 27, 1947-)

Gidon Kremer is a Latvian classical violinist and conductor. Wikipedia
Riga, Latvia, Soviet Union

Rochelle Majer Krich (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Rochelle Majer Krich is a writer of mystery novels and winner of an Anthony Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Wikipedia
Bayreuth, Germany
Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski (February 13, 1947-)

Michael William "Mike" Krzyzewski is an American basketball coach and former player. Since 1980, he has served as the head men's basketball coach at Duke University. At Duke, Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to four NCAA Championships, 11 Final Fours, 12 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles, and 13 ACC Tournament championships.... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jiří Kylián

Jiří Kylián (March 21, 1947-)

Jiří Kylián is a Czech former dancer and contemporary dance choreographer. Wikipedia

K. P. A. C. Lalitha (February 25, 1947-)

Maheshwari Amma, better known by her stage name K.P.A.C. Lalitha, is an Indian film and stage actress who works primarily in Malayalam cinema. She was married to late filmmaker Bharathan. Wikipedia
Kayamkulam, Kerala, India

Micheline Lanctôt (May 12, 1947-)

Micheline Lanctôt is an actress, film director, screenwriter, and musician. Wikipedia
Frelighsburg, Canada
John Larroquette

John Larroquette (November 25, 1947-)

John Bernard Larroquette is an American actor. His roles include Dan Fielding on the 1984 - 1992 sitcom 'Night Court', Mike McBride in the Hallmark Channel series 'McBride', John Hemingway on 'The John Larroquette Show', Lionel Tribbey on 'The West Wing', and Carl Sack in 'Boston Legal'. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Denis Lawson

Denis Lawson (September 27, 1947-)

Denis Stamper Lawson is a Scottish actor and director. He is known for his roles as John Jarndyce in the BBC's adaptation of 'Bleak House', as Gordon Urquhart in the film 'Local Hero', as DI Steve McAndrew in BBC One's 'New Tricks' and as Wedge Antilles in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy. Wikipedia
Crieff, Perth and Kinross
Patrice Leconte

Patrice Leconte (November 12, 1947-)

Patrice Leconte is a French film director, actor, comic strip writer, and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Rita Lee

Rita Lee (December 31, 1947-)

Rita Lee is a Brazilian rock singer and composer. Lee continues to be a popular figure in Brazilian entertainment, where she is also known for being an animal rights activist and a vegetarian. She has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Wikipedia
São Paulo, Brazil

Alan Leeds (January 26, 1947-)

Alan Leeds is American music executive, tour manager, production manager, writer and archivist best known for his work organizing performances and concert tours for artists such as James Brown, Prince, D'Angelo and Chris Rock. In addition to his career in management for artists, Leeds is recognized as an award-winning writer and music archivist.... Wikipedia

David Leland (April 20, 1947-)

David Leland is a director, screenwriter and actor who came to international fame with his directorial debut 'Wish You Were Here' in 1987. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
David Letterman

David Letterman (April 12, 1947-)

David Michael Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He hosted a late night television talk show for 33 years, beginning with the February 1, 1982, debut of 'Late Night with David Letterman' on NBC, and ending with the May 20, 2015, broadcast of the 'Late Show with David Letterman' on CBS. In total,... Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine (September 17, 1947-)

Gail Carson Levine is an American author of young adult books. Her first novel, 'Ella Enchanted', received a Newbery Honor in 1998. Wikipedia
New York, New York, USA

Lokesh (October 13, 1947-October 14, 2004)

Lokesh was an Indian stage actor turned film actor, who appeared in Kannada feature films. His wife Girija Lokesh is a film actress and film director. His father was Subbaiah Naidu, who is credited to be first hero of Kananda silent movies. Wikipedia
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
William Ivey Long

William Ivey Long (August 30, 1947-)

William Ivey Long is an American costume designer for stage and film. His most notable work includes the Broadway shows 'The Producers', 'Hairspray', 'Nine', 'Crazy for You', 'Grey Gardens', 'Young Frankenstein', 'Cinderella' and 'Bullets Over Broadway'. Wikipedia
Seaboard, North Carolina
Paco de Lucía

Paco de Lucía (December 21, 1947-February 25, 2014)

Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomes, known as Paco de Lucía, was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. A leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first flamenco guitarists to have successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as... Wikipedia
Algeciras, Cádiz, Spain
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Jeff Lynne

Jeff Lynne (December 30, 1947-)

Jeffrey "Jeff" Lynne is an English songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who gained fame as the leader and sole constant member of Electric Light Orchestra. He was later a co-founder and member of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys together with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Wikipedia
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (April 5, 1947-)

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is a Filipino politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010, as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga. She was the country's second female president, and the daughter... Wikipedia
San Juan, Rizal, Philippines
Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Nathaniel Mackey is an American poet, novelist, anthologist, literary critic and editor. He is Professor of English at Duke University and a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Mackey is currently teaching a poetry workshop at Duke University. Wikipedia
Miami, Florida
David Mamet

David Mamet (November 30, 1947-)

David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for 'Glengarry Glen Ross' and 'Speed-the-Plow'. As a screenwriter, he has received Oscar nominations for 'The Verdict' and 'Wag the Dog'. Mamet's books include: 'The Old Religion', a... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna (November 13, 1947-)

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Mantegna, Jr. is an American actor, producer, writer, director, and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in box office hits such as 'Three Amigos', 'The Godfather Part III', 'Forget Paris', and 'Up Close & Personal'. He currently stars in the CBS television series 'Criminal Minds' as FBI Supervisory Special Agent David... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Pete Maravich

Pete Maravich (June 22, 1947-January 5, 1988)

Peter "Pistol Pete" Press Maravich was an American professional basketball player. Born and raised in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Maravich starred in college at Louisiana State University and played for three NBA teams until injuries forced his retirement in 1980. He is still the all-time leading NCAA Division I scorer with 3,667 points scored and... Wikipedia
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Pasadena, California
Steve Marriott

Steve Marriott (January 30, 1947-April 20, 1991)

Stephen Peter "Steve" Marriott was an English musician, songwriter and frontman of two notable rock and roll bands, spanning over two decades. Marriott is remembered for his powerful singing voice which belied his small stature, and for his aggressive approach as a guitarist in mod rock bands Small Faces and Humble Pie. Marriott was inducted... Wikipedia
East Ham, Essex, England
Arkesden, Essex, England
Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin (January 15, 1947-)

Andrea Louise Martin is an American actress, singer, author and comedian. She has appeared in films such as 'Black Christmas', 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding', 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch', on stage in productions such as the 2013 revival of 'Pippin' for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, 'My Favorite Year', for which... Wikipedia
Portland, Maine, U.S.
Mia Martini

Mia Martini (September 20, 1947-May 12, 1995)

Mia Martini was an Italian singer. Wikipedia
Bagnara Calabra, Reggio Calabria, Italy
Milan, Italy

Massiel (August 2, 1947-)

María de los Ángeles Felisa Santamaría Espinosa, professionally known as Massiel, is a Spanish pop singer. She won the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 with the song "La, la, la", beating the British pop singer Cliff Richard's "Congratulations". Wikipedia
John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell (February 20, 1947-)

John Calvin Maxwell is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor who has written more than 60 books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include 'The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership' and 'The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow'. His books have sold more than nineteen million... Wikipedia
Garden City, Michigan, United States
Brian May

Brian May (July 19, 1947-)

Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric guitar, called the Red Special. His compositions for the band include "We Will Rock You", "Tie Your Mother Down", "I Want It All", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Flash",... Wikipedia
Hampton, Middlesex, England

Norma McCorvey (September 22, 1947-)

Norma Leah McCorvey, better known by the legal pseudonym "Jane Roe", was the plaintiff in the landmark American lawsuit 'Roe v. Wade' in 1973. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that individual state laws banning abortion are unconstitutional. Later, McCorvey's views on abortion changed substantially. McCorvey is now a Roman Catholic active in the... Wikipedia
Simmesport, Louisiana, United States

Roger Metzger (October 10, 1947-)

Roger Henry Metzger was a Shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants. A light-hitting shortstop, he was known for his strong defense and good running speed. Wikipedia
Fredericksburg, Texas

Tierno Monénembo (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Thierno Saïdou Diallo, usually known as Tierno Monénembo, is a Francophone Guinean novelist and biochemist. Born in Guinea, he later lived in Senegal, Algeria, Morocco, and finally France since 1973. He has written eight books in all and was awarded the 2008 prix Renaudot for 'The King of Kahel'. Wikipedia
James Morris (bass-baritone)

James Morris (bass-baritone) (January 10, 1947-)

James Morris is a leading American bass-baritone opera singer. He is known for his interpretation of the role of Wotan in Richard Wagner's operatic cycle, 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'. The Metropolitan Opera video recording of the complete cycle with Morris as Wotan has been described as an "exceptional issue on every count." Wikipedia
James K. Morrow

James K. Morrow (March 17, 1947-)

James Morrow is an American novelist and short-story writer known for filtering large philosophical and theological questions through his satiric sensibility. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg (March 27, 1947-)

Walter S. Mossberg is an American journalist who was, until January 2014, the principal technology columnist for 'The Wall Street Journal'. Dow Jones announced on September 19, 2013, that Mossberg would leave 'The Wall Street Journal' as part of the breakup with AllThingsD by the end of the year. Along with other reporters from AllThingsD, Mossberg... Wikipedia
Warwick, Rhode Island
Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson (June 7, 1947-August 2, 1979)

Thurman Lee Munson was an American Major League Baseball catcher. He played his entire 11-year professional baseball career for the New York Yankees. A perennial All-Star, Munson is the only Yankee to win both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards. Wikipedia
Akron, Ohio
Canton, Ohio

Rex Murphy (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Rex Murphy is a Canadian commentator and author, primarily on Canadian political and social matters. Wikipedia
Carbonear, Newfoundland
Alcione Nazareth

Alcione Nazareth (November 21, 1947-)

Alcione Dias Nazareth is also known as, "Alcione", and "A Marrom" and is one of the most successful female samba singers, or 'sambistas', in Brazil. She first gained international recognition in the late 1970 and has had nineteen gold records, as well as five platinum and a double platinum records. Wikipedia
São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
Sam Neill

Sam Neill (September 14, 1947-)

Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill, DCNZM, OBE is a British-born New Zealand actor who first achieved leading roles in films such as 'Omen III: The Final Conflict' and 'Dead Calm' and on television in 'Reilly, Ace of Spies'. He won a broad international audience in 1993 for his roles as Alisdair Stewart in 'The Piano' and Dr. Alan Grant in 'Jurassic... Wikipedia
Omagh, Northern Ireland, UK

Carl Nessel (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Carl Nessel, nicknamed 'Coach', is an American poker player. In 2004 he was a retired fire fighter and part-time poker tournament employee who won a bracelet in the Casino Employees Championship event at the World Series of Poker. Prior to the 2004 WSOP, Coach was a regular poker player around Thousand Oaks, California and worked part-time at... Wikipedia

Jan Niklas (October 15, 1947-)

Jan Niklas is a German film and television actor. He is best known for playing in TV films such as 'Peter The Great', 'Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna' and 'Anne Frank: The Whole Story'. He won a Golden Globe Award for his appearance in the TV miniseries 'Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna'. Niklas also played in the Hungarian film 'Colonel Redl' which... Wikipedia
Munich, Germany
Larry Norman

Larry Norman (April 8, 1947-February 24, 2008)

Larry David Norman was an American musician, singer, songwriter, record label owner, and record producer. He was considered to be one of the pioneers of Christian rock music, and released more than 100 albums. Wikipedia
Salem, Oregon
Marsha Norman

Marsha Norman (September 21, 1947-)

Marsha Norman is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play ''night, Mother'. She wrote the book and lyrics for such Broadway musicals as 'The Secret Garden', for which she won a Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and 'The Red Shoes', as well as... Wikipedia
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum (May 6, 1947-)

Martha Craven Nussbaum is an American philosopher and the current Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, a chair that includes appointments in the philosophy department and the law school. She has a particular interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, political philosophy, feminism, and... Wikipedia
New York City
Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos (February 24, 1947-)

Edward James Olmos is a Mexican American actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined 'Battlestar Galactica', Lt. Martin Castillo in 'Miami Vice', teacher Jaime Escalante in 'Stand and Deliver', patriarch Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. in the film 'Selena', Detective Gaff in 'Blade Runner', and narrator El... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
P. J. O'Rourke

P. J. O'Rourke (November 14, 1947-)

Patrick Jake "P. J." O'Rourke is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O'Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for 'The Atlantic Monthly', 'The American Spectator', and 'The Weekly Standard', and frequent panelist on National Public Radio's game show 'Wait Wait...... Wikipedia
Toledo, Ohio

Amos Otis (April 26, 1947-)

Amos Joseph Otis is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted and threw right-handed. Wikipedia
Mobile, Alabama

Clarence Page (June 2, 1947-)

Clarence Page is an American journalist, syndicated columnist, and senior member of 'The Chicago Tribune' editorial board. Wikipedia
Dayton, Ohio, USA

Camille Paglia (April 2, 1947-)

Camille Anna Paglia is an American academic and social critic. Paglia, a self-described dissident feminist, has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1984. 'The New York Times' has described her as "first and foremost an educator". Wikipedia
Endicott, New York
Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky (June 8, 1947-)

Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction. Wikipedia
Ames, Iowa
James Patterson

James Patterson (March 22, 1947-)

James Brendan Patterson is an American author. He is largely known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross, the protagonist of the 'Alex Cross' series. Patterson also wrote the 'Michael Bennett', 'Women's Murder Club', 'Maximum Ride', 'Daniel X', and 'Witch and Wizard' series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and... Wikipedia
Newburgh, New York, US

Richard North Patterson (February 22, 1947-)

Richard North Patterson is an American fiction writer. Wikipedia
Berkeley, California
Ole Paus

Ole Paus (February 9, 1947-)

Ole Paus is a Norwegian troubadour in the Swedish-Norwegian ballad tradition, an author, a poet, and an actor. He is widely considered one of Norway's most popular singer-songwriters. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Mal Peet

Mal Peet (June 1, 1947-March 2, 2015)

Mal Peet was an English author and illustrator best known for young-adult fiction. He has won several honours including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize, British children's literature awards that recognise "year's best" books. Three of his novels feature football and the fictional South American sports journalist Paul Faustino. 'The... Wikipedia
North Walsham, Norfolk, England, UK
Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone (April 3, 1947-)

Giuseppe Penone is an Italian artist. Penone started working professionally in 1968 in the Garessio forest, near where he was born. He is the younger member of the Italian movement named "Arte Povera", this term has been coined by Germano Celant. Penone's work is concerned with establishing a contact between man and nature. He still actively... Wikipedia
Garessio, Italy

Sandro Petraglia (April 19, 1947-)

Sandro Petraglia is an author and screenwriter. He has over 40 writing credits to his name, most famously the 400-minute epic 'La Meglio Gioventù'. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop (April 21, 1947-)

Iggy Pop is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. Osterberg became known as "Iggy" in high school, when he served as drummer for a local blues band, The Iguanas. He is vocalist of influential protopunk band The Stooges, who reunited in 2003, and has been known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics. Wikipedia
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce (June 1, 1947-)

Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s. His work in theatre, including an award-winning performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre's 'Hamlet', led to... Wikipedia
Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Dan Quayle

Dan Quayle (February 4, 1947-)

James Danforth "Dan" Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States, served with President George H. W. Bush. He served as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Indiana. Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana
Firmine Richard

Firmine Richard (September 25, 1947-)

Firmine Richard is a French actress.Her film credits include '8 Women' and 'Hunting and Gathering'. Wikipedia
Peter Riegert

Peter Riegert (April 11, 1947-)

Peter Riegert is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, known for his roles as Donald "Boon" Schoenstein in 'Animal House', "Mac" MacIntyre in 'Local Hero', the fast talking gangster Aldo in 'Oscar' and the tough Lt. Kellaway in 'The Mask'. He directed the 2000 short film 'By Courier' and received an Academy Award nomination for Best... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, United States
Aurelio Rodríguez

Aurelio Rodríguez (December 28, 1947-September 23, 2000)

Aurelio Rodríguez Ituarte, Jr., was a third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the California Angels, Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles. He also played with the Obregon Yaquis and Cañeros de Los Mochis of the Mexican Pacific League. He batted and threw... Wikipedia
Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Olivier Rolin (May 14, 1947-)

Olivier Rolin is a French writer. Wikipedia
Normie Rowe

Normie Rowe (February 1, 1947-)

Norman John "Normie" Rowe AM was a solo performer of Australian pop music in the 1960s, and an actor of theatre and soap opera for which he remains best known as Doug Morrell. As a singer he was credited for his bright and edgy tenor voice and dynamic stage presence. Many of Rowe's most successful recordings were produced by Nat Kipner and later by... Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia
Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie (June 19, 1947-)

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, 'Midnight's Children', won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He is said to combine magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern... Wikipedia
Mumbai, British India
Willy Russell

Willy Russell (August 23, 1947-)

William "Willy" Russell is a British dramatist, lyricist and composer. His best-known works are 'Educating Rita', 'Shirley Valentine', 'Blood Brothers' and 'Our Day Out'. Wikipedia
Whiston, Lancashire, England, UK
Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan (January 31, 1947-)

Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr., nicknamed "The Ryan Express", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and a previous chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. He is currently an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros. Wikipedia
Refugio, Texas
Terje Rypdal

Terje Rypdal (August 23, 1947-)

Terje Rypdal is a Norwegian guitarist and composer. Most of his music has been released on albums of the German record label ECM. Rypdal has collaborated both as a guitarist and as a composer with other ECM artists such as Ketil Bjørnstad and David Darling. Over the years, he has been an important member in the Norwegian jazz community, and has... Wikipedia
Melanie Safka

Melanie Safka (February 3, 1947-)

Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk is an American singer-songwriter. Known professionally as Melanie, she is best known for her hits "Brand New Key", "Ruby Tuesday", "What Have They Done to My Song, Ma", and her song about performing at the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival, "Lay Down". Wikipedia
Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.
Carole Bayer Sager

Carole Bayer Sager (March 8, 1947-)

Carole Bayer Sager is an American lyricist, singer, songwriter and painter. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana (July 20, 1947-)

Carlos Santana is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and... Wikipedia
Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (March 23, 1947-)

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947 and lives in Port Townsend, Washington. Scarborough won a Nebula Award in 1989 for her novel 'The Healer's War', and has written more than a dozen other novels. She has collaborated with Anne McCaffrey, best known for creating the 'Dragonriders of Pern', to produce the Petaybee Series, the Acorna... Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger (July 30, 1947-)

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and politician. Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. Wikipedia
Thal, Austria
William Scranton III

William Scranton III (July 20, 1947-)

William Worthington Scranton, III served as the 26th lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1987 in the administration of Governor Richard Thornburgh. He is the son of former Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton, and a member of the wealthy and politically influential Scranton family, the founders of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Wikipedia
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Coline Serreau (October 29, 1947-)

Coline Serreau is a French actress, film director and writer. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Mike Sexton

Mike Sexton (September 22, 1947-)

Michael Richard "Mike" Sexton is an American professional poker player and commentator. He is a member of the Poker Hall of Fame. Sexton was a gymnast and attended The Ohio State University where he earned a degree in public recreation after changing majors from business. He jokes that he majored in poker because he played very frequently in... Wikipedia
Ronnie Shakes

Ronnie Shakes (February 21, 1947-May 16, 1987)

Ronnie Shakes was a stand up comedian who made seven appearances on the 'Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' from 1984 to 1987. Shakes died at age 40 of a heart attack while jogging. Wikipedia
Canton, OH
Afeni Shakur

Afeni Shakur (January 10, 1947-)

Afeni Shakur Davis is an African-American music businesswoman, philanthropist, former political activist and ex-Black Panther. She is the mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. She acted as her own criminal defense attorney after being accused of taking part in numerous bombings as a member of the Panthers. Wikipedia
Lumberton, North Carolina, U.S.
Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur (July 16, 1947-)

Assata Olugbala Shakur, as JoAnne Deborah Byron, married name Chesimard is an African-American activist and escaped convict who was a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. Between 1971 and 1973, Shakur was accused of several crimes and made the subject of a multi-state manhunt. Wikipedia
New York City, United States

Josephine Siao (March 13, 1947-)

Josephine Siao Fong-Fong MBE is a Hong Kong film star who became popular as a child actress and continued her success as a mature actress, winning numerous awards including Best Actress at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival. Since retiring from show business, she has become a writer and a psychologist, known for her work against child... Wikipedia
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
O. J. Simpson

O. J. Simpson (July 9, 1947-)

Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson, nicknamed "The Juice", is a retired American football player and actor. Simpson was the first professional football player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, a mark he set in 1973. While six other players have passed the 2,000 rush yard mark, he stands alone as the only player to rush for more than 2,000... Wikipedia
San Francisco, U.S.

Sarah Smith (writer) (December 9, 1947-)

Sarah Smith is an American author living in Brookline, Massachusetts. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
John Stossel

John Stossel (March 6, 1947-)

John Frank Stossel is an American consumer television personality, author, and libertarian pundit. In October 2009, Stossel left his long-time employment at ABC News to join the Fox Business Channel and Fox News Channel. He is the host of a weekly news show on Fox Business, 'Stossel', which was first broadcast on December 10, 2009. Stossel also... Wikipedia
Chicago Heights, IL
Jerzy Stuhr

Jerzy Stuhr (April 18, 1947-)

Jerzy Oskar Stuhr is one of the most popular, influential and versatile Polish film and theatre actors. He also works as a screenwriter, film director and drama professor. He served as the Rector of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków for two terms: from 1990 to 1996 and again from 2002 to 2008. Wikipedia
Kraków, Poland
Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine Switzer (January 5, 1947-)

Kathrine Virginia "Kathy" Switzer is an American author, television commentator and marathon runner, best known for being the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. Wikipedia
Amberg, Germany
Ching W. Tang

Ching W. Tang (July 23, 1947-)

Ching W. Tang is an American physical chemist. He was born in Yuen Long, Hong Kong in 1947. Tang currently is the Doris Johns Cherry Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Rochester. He also has joint appointments in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Tang has joined HKUST Jockey Club... Wikipedia
Yuen Long, British Hong Kong
Rod Temperton

Rod Temperton (October 15, 1947-)

Rodney Lynn "Rod" Temperton is a British songwriter, record producer and musician from Cleethorpes, England, United Kingdom, significant for being keyboardist and producer in funk band Heatwave, and later writing a number of songs performed by Michael Jackson, including "Off The Wall", "Rock With You" and "Thriller". Wikipedia

Chris Thomas (record producer) (January 13, 1947-)

Christopher P Thomas is an English record producer who has worked extensively with The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, Procol Harum, Roxy Music, Badfinger, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Pulp and The Pretenders. He has also produced breakthrough albums for The Sex Pistols and INXS. Wikipedia
Brentford, Middlesex, England

R. H. Thomson (September 24, 1947-)

Robert Holmes "R. H." Thomson is a Canadian television, film and stage actor. Wikipedia
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Glenn Turner

Glenn Turner (May 26, 1947-)

Glenn Maitland Turner played cricket for New Zealand and was one of the country's best and most prolific batsmen. He is the current head of the New Zealand Cricket selection panel. Wikipedia
Dunedin, Otago
Jenny Uglow

Jenny Uglow (<a href="/born/year/1947" title="Celebrities Born in 1947">1947</a>-)

Jennifer Sheila Uglow OBE is a British biographer, historian, critic and publisher. Until retirement in 2013, she was an editorial director of Chatto & Windus. She has written critically acclaimed biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell, William Hogarth, Thomas Bewick and the Lunar Society, among others, and has also compiled a women's biographical... Wikipedia

Jesse Valdez (December 7, 1947-)

Jesse Valdez is a former boxer. Wikipedia
Will Vinton

Will Vinton (November 17, 1947-)

Will Vinton is an American director and producer of animated films. He was born in McMinnville, Oregon, near Portland. He has won an Oscar for his work, and several Emmy Awards and Clio Awards for his studio's work. He also has three kids. Wikipedia
McMinnville, Oregon
Bunny Wailer

Bunny Wailer (April 10, 1947-)

Bunny Wailer, also known as Bunny Livingston and affectionately as Jah B, is a singer songwriter and percussionist and was an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. A three-time Grammy award winner, he is considered one of the longtime standard-bearers of reggae music. He has been named by 'Newsweek' as... Wikipedia
Kingston, Jamaica

George F. Walker (August 23, 1947-)

George F. Walker is a Canadian playwright and screenwriter. He is one of Canada's most prolific playwrights, and also one of the most widely produced Canadian dramatists both in Canada and internationally. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario
Rowena Wallace

Rowena Wallace (August 23, 1947-)

Rowena Wallace is an English-born Australian actress, most especially in the genre of soap opera. Wikipedia
Coventry, United Kingdom
Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh (November 20, 1947-)

Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Walsh has been a member of five successful rock bands: the Eagles, the James Gang, Barnstorm, The Party Boys, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. In the 1990s, he was also a member of the... Wikipedia
Wichita, Kansas
Darrell Waltrip

Darrell Waltrip (February 5, 1947-)

Darrell Lee Waltrip, is an American motorsports analyst, author, national television broadcaster, former racing car driver, a 3-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, a 3-time NASCAR Cup Series runner-up, winner of the 1989 Daytona 500, and the first 5-time winner of the Coca-Cola 600, the Series' longest race. Posting a modern NASCAR series record of 22... Wikipedia
Owensboro, Kentucky
Jennifer Warnes

Jennifer Warnes (March 3, 1947-)

Jennifer Jean Warnes is an American singer, songwriter, arranger and record producer. Famous for her compositions, interpretations and her extensive repertoire as a vocalist on movie soundtracks, she is also a close friend and collaborator of Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. Wikipedia

Peter Werner (January 17, 1947-)

Peter Werner is an American film and television director. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.

Ken Weston (May 30, 1947-April 13, 2001)

Ken Weston was an English sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound and was nominated for another in the same category. He worked on over 50 films between 1974 and 2001. Wikipedia
Finsbury Park, London, England
Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Anne Wiazemsky

Anne Wiazemsky (May 14, 1947-)

Anne Wiazemsky is a French actress and novelist of the Russian Rurikid family of Princes Vyazemsky-Counts Levashov. Through her mother, she is the granddaughter of François Mauriac. She appeared in Robert Bresson's 'Au Hasard Balthazar' and in Godard's films 'La Chinoise' and 'Week End'. She was married to Jean-Luc Godard from 1967 to 1979; they... Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany
Eric F. Wieschaus

Eric F. Wieschaus (June 8, 1947-)

Eric Francis Wieschaus is an American developmental biologist and 1995 Nobel Prize-winner. Wikipedia
South Bend, Indiana
Kevin Bloody Wilson

Kevin Bloody Wilson (February 13, 1947-)

Kevin Bloody Wilson is a comedy singer/songwriter who uses his heavy Australian accent/style with great success. Without the aid of radio or television coverage, he has built up a widespread cult following. Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales
Ross Wilson (musician)

Ross Wilson (musician) (November 18, 1947-)

Ross Andrew Wilson is an Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer who fronted the groups Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock, and produced albums by Australian band Skyhooks. He has also performed solo, and as a judge on celebrity singing TV series 'It Takes Two' from 2005. Wilson was individually inducted into the Australian Recording Industry... Wikipedia
James Woods

James Woods (April 18, 1947-)

James Howard Woods is an American actor, producer and voice artist. After his first Golden Globe nomination for a breakthrough role in 'The Onion Field', Woods starred in 'Once Upon a Time in America', the Oliver Stone films 'Salvador' and 'Nixon', 'Ghosts of Mississippi', and in the legal series 'Shark'. He has won three Emmy Awards – for... Wikipedia
Vernal, Utah, U.S.
Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright (August 2, 1947-)

Lawrence Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, screenwriter, staff writer for 'The New Yorker' magazine, and fellow at the Center for Law and Security at the New York University School of Law. Wright is best known as the author of the 2006 nonfiction book 'The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11'. Wikipedia
Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin (February 6, 1947-)

Daniel Howard Yergin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, speaker, and economic researcher. Yergin is the co-founder and chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, an energy research consultancy that is now part of IHS Inc. He is best known as author of 'The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power' and 'The Quest: Energy,... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Johnny Young

Johnny Young (March 12, 1947-)

Johnny Young is a Dutch Australian singer, composer, record producer, disc jockey, television producer and host. Originally from the Netherlands, his family settled in Perth, Western Australia in the early 1950s. Young had a career in the 1960s as a pop singer and had a number one hit with the double-A-side, "Step Back" and "Cara-lyn" in 1966. As a... Wikipedia
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Mark Zeltser (April 8, 1947-)

Mark Efimovich Zeltser is a Soviet-born American pianist. Wikipedia

David Zucker (filmmaker) (October 16, 1947-)

David S. Zucker is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is mostly recognized as the director and writer of the critically successful 1980 film "Airplane!". He is also well known as the creator of the "The Naked Gun" franchise. His films have been characterized with slapstick and satirical parodied comedies. Out of 18 works he... Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

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