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Lynn Abbey (September 18, 1948-)

Marilyn Lorraine "Lynn" Abbey is an American computer programmer and author. Wikipedia
Peekskill, New York
Richard Alfieri

Richard Alfieri (April 9, 1948-)

Richard Alfieri is a multi-award-winning playwright, screenplay writer, novelist, producer, and actor. Wikipedia
Florida, United States

Marty Appel (August 7, 1948-)

Martin E. Appel, is an American public relations and sports management executive, television executive producer, and author. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York

Colleen Atwood (September 25, 1948-)

Colleen Atwood is an American costume designer. Wikipedia
Yakima, Washington

Håkon Austbø (October 22, 1948-)

Håkon Austbø is a Norwegian classical pianist, born in Kongsberg. He is also a professor at the Amsterdam conservatory. Wikipedia

Tony Azito (July 18, 1948-May 26, 1995)

Tony Azito was an American eccentric dancer and character actor. During his career, he was best known for comic and grotesque parts, which were accentuated by his lanky, hyperextended body. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Manhattan, New York, United States
Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov (January 27, 1948-)

Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov, nicknamed "Misha", is a Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor born in the Soviet Union, often cited alongside Vaslav Nijinsky and Rudolf Nureyev as one of the greatest ballet dancers in history. After a promising start in the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad, he defected to Canada in 1974 for more... Wikipedia
Riga, Soviet Union
Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates (June 28, 1948-)

Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates is an American actress and film director. After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s and the 1980s, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in 'Misery', for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress; she also received a Golden Globe. She followed this with major roles in... Wikipedia
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Kathleen Battle

Kathleen Battle (August 13, 1948-)

Kathleen Deanna Battle is an American operatic light lyric soprano known for her distinctive vocal range and tone. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Battle initially became known for her work within the concert repertoire through performances with major orchestras during the early and mid-1970s. She made her opera debut in 1975. Battle expanded her... Wikipedia
Portsmouth, Ohio
Nathalie Baye

Nathalie Baye (July 6, 1948-)

Nathalie Marie Andrée Baye is a French film, television, and stage actress. After having dance and dramatic education, Baye began acting in 1970. She has appeared in more than 70 films. She won four César Awards for 'Sauve qui peut', 'Une étrange affaire', 'La Balance', and 'Le Petit Lieutenant'. She has been nominated a further five times. Wikipedia
Mainneville, Eure, France
Bonnie Bedelia

Bonnie Bedelia (March 25, 1948-)

Bonnie Bedelia Culkin is an American actress. She began her career in theatre and during 1960s starred in the CBS daytime soap opera, 'Love of Life', before making her movie debut in 'The Gypsy Moths'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Mahesh Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt (September 20, 1948-)

Mahesh Bhatt is a film director, producer and screenwriter from India. Bhatt's early directional career consisted of acclaimed movies, such as 'Arth', 'Saaransh', 'Janam', 'Naam', 'Sadak' and 'Zakhm'. He now produces and writes for commercial and more box office friendly films such as 'Jism', 'Murder' and 'Woh Lamhe'. He co-own film producing... Wikipedia
Mumbai, India
Roger Bingham

Roger Bingham (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

Roger Bingham is a public intellectual, science educator, author and television host based in La Jolla, California. He is co-founder and director of The Science Network, a virtual forum dedicated to science and its impact on society. TSN currently offers free access to over 1100 videos. Bingham is also the creator of the celebrated Beyond Belief... Wikipedia
Blackpool, U.K.
Lewis Black

Lewis Black (August 30, 1948-)

Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face and his belligerent comedic style, in which he often simulates having a mental breakdown. Black's comedy routines often escalate into angry rants about history, politics, religion, or any other cultural trends. He hosted the Comedy... Wikipedia
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn (November 26, 1948-)

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, FRS, FAA, FRSN is an Australian-American biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome. Blackburn co-discovered telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the telomere. For this work, she was awarded the... Wikipedia
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Peter Blake (yachtsman)

Peter Blake (yachtsman) (October 1, 1948-December 6, 2001)

Sir Peter James Blake, KBE was a New Zealand yachtsman who won the 1989–90 Whitbread Round the World Race, held the Jules Verne Trophy from 1994 to 1997 by setting the fastest time around the world as co-skipper of ENZA New Zealand, and led his country to successive victories in the 'Americas Cup. In honour of his services to yachting, Blake was... Wikipedia
Auckland, New Zealand
Macapá, Brazil
Sergei Bodrov

Sergei Bodrov (June 28, 1948-)

Sergei Vladimirovich Bodrov is a Russian film director, screenwriter, and producer. Wikipedia
Khabarovsk, USSR
Kate Bornstein

Kate Bornstein (March 15, 1948-)

Katherine Vandam "Kate" Bornstein is an American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist. Having been designated male at birth and then received sex reassignment surgery in 1986, Bornstein identifies as gender non-conforming, saying "I don't call myself a woman, 'and' I know I'm not a man", and prefers the gender neutral... Wikipedia
Neptune City, New Jersey
T. Coraghessan Boyle

T. Coraghessan Boyle (December 2, 1948-)

Tom Coraghessan Boyle is an American novelist and short story writer. Since the mid-1970s, he has published fourteen novels and more than 100 short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988, for his third novel, 'World's End', which recounts 300 years in upstate New York. Wikipedia
Peekskill, New York, United States
Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw (September 2, 1948-)

Terry Paxton Bradshaw is a former American football quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. Since 1994, he has been a TV analyst and co-host of 'Fox NFL Sunday'. He played for 14 seasons with Pittsburgh, won four Super Bowl titles in a six-year period, becoming the first quarterback to win three and four... Wikipedia
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Lorraine Broderick (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

Lorraine Broderick is an American television soap opera writer who got her start on 'All My Children' as a protégée of the show's creator, Agnes Nixon. She went on to serve four different stints as its Head Writer, ultimately earning her four Daytime Emmy awards in that capacity. Broderick's work on the show has often been met with critical... Wikipedia
Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne (October 9, 1948-)

Clyde Jackson Browne is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States alone. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded songs such as "These Days", "The Pretender", "Running On Empty", "Lawyers in Love", "Doctor My Eyes", "Take It Easy", "For a Rocker", and "Somebody's... Wikipedia
Heidelberg, Germany
Pascal Bruckner

Pascal Bruckner (December 15, 1948-)

Pascal Bruckner is a French writer, one of the "New Philosophers" who came to prominence in the 1970s and 1980s. Much of his work has been devoted to critiques of French society and culture. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Ben Burtt

Ben Burtt (July 12, 1948-)

Benjamin "Ben" Burtt, Jr. is an American sound designer, film editor, director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He has worked as sound designer on various films, including the 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones' film series, 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers', 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial', and 'WALL-E'. Wikipedia
Jamesville, New York, United States

Luis Caffarelli (December 8, 1948-)

Luis A. Caffarelli is an Argentine mathematician and leader in the field of partial differential equations and their applications. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
John Caird (director)

John Caird (director) (September 22, 1948-)

John Newport Caird is an English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas. He is an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a regular director with the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain and the Principal Guest Director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm. Wikipedia

Brent Carter (September 28, 1948-)

Brent R. Carter is an American professional poker player from Oak Park, Illinois who has won two World Series of Poker bracelets. He now lives in Treasure Island, Florida. Wikipedia
Jim Carter (actor)

Jim Carter (actor) (August 19, 1948-)

Jim Carter is an English actor. Wikipedia
Harrogate, Yorkshire, England
Nell Carter

Nell Carter (September 13, 1948-January 23, 2003)

Nell Carter was an American singer and actress. She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical 'Ain't Misbehavin'', as well as an Emmy Award for her reprisal of the role on television. Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
John A. Catsimatidis

John A. Catsimatidis (September 7, 1948-)

John A. Catsimatidis is a Greek-American businessman from New York City. He is the owner, president, chairman, and CEO of the Gristedes Foods, the largest grocery chain in Manhattan, and the Red Apple Group, a real estate company with about $700 million to $800 million in holdings. Catsimatidis also owns the 'Hellenic Times', a Greek-American... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
John Catsimatidis

John Catsimatidis (September 7, 1948-)

John A. Catsimatidis is a Greek-American businessman from New York City. He is the owner, president, chairman, and CEO of the Gristedes Foods, the largest grocery chain in Manhattan, and the Red Apple Group, a real estate company with about $700 million to $800 million in holdings. Catsimatidis also owns the 'Hellenic Times', a Greek-American... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Chris Chambliss

Chris Chambliss (December 26, 1948-)

Carroll Christopher Chambliss is an American professional baseball player and coach. He played in Major League Baseball from to for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. He served as a coach for the Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and Seattle Mariners. Wikipedia
Dayton, Ohio
Charles, Prince of Wales

Charles, Prince of Wales (November 14, 1948-)

Charles, Prince of Wales, is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Known in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay and in South West England as Duke of Cornwall, he is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952. Wikipedia
London, United Kingdom
Steven Chu

Steven Chu (February 28, 1948-)

Steven Chu is an American physicist who served as the 12th United States Secretary of Energy from 2009 to 2013. Chu is known for his research at Bell Labs in cooling and trapping of atoms with laser light, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997, along with his scientific colleagues Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and William Daniel Phillips,... Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri

Kyung-wha Chung (March 26, 1948-)

Kyung-Wha Chung is a Korean violinist. Wikipedia
Seoul, Korea

John Clarke (satirist) (July 29, 1948-)

John Morrison Clarke is a New Zealand comedian, writer, and satirist. He was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand, and has lived in Australia since the late 1970s. He is a regular actor and writer on Australian TV. Wikipedia
Palmerston North, New Zealand

Cynthia Clawson (October 11, 1948-)

Cynthia Clawson is a Grammy Award-winning American gospel singer. She has been called "The most awesome voice in gospel music" by Billboard Magazine, and has received five Dove Awards, 15 Dove Award nominations, and a Grammy for her work. Wikipedia
Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff (April 1, 1948-)

Jimmy Cliff, OM is a Jamaican ska & reggae musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and actor. He is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts and sciences. Wikipedia
Somerton District, Saint James Parish, Jamaica
Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins (March 3, 1948-)

Max Allan Collins is an American mystery writer. He has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movie novelizations and historical fiction. He wrote the graphic novel 'Road to Perdition', created the comic book private eye 'Ms. Tree', and took over writing the 'Dick Tracy' comic strip from creator... Wikipedia
Muscatine, Iowa
Peter Combe

Peter Combe (October 20, 1948-)

Peter Combe is an Australian children's entertainer and musician. Wikipedia
Dave Concepción

Dave Concepción (June 17, 1948-)

David Ismael "Dave" Concepción Benitez, is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. In 2007 the Cincinnati Reds retired jersey number 13 in honor of Concepción's contributions to the team. Wikipedia
Ocumare de la Costa, Aragua, Venezuela
Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper (February 4, 1948-)

Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by fans and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock"; he has drawn equally from horror... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Barry Cowan (broadcaster) (February 1, 1948-June 16, 2004)

Barry Cowan was a high-profile journalist and broadcaster with BBC Northern Ireland. In 1974, he became the anchor of BBC Northern Ireland's flagship evening television news programme 'Scene Around Six', which established him as a household name in Northern Ireland. This involved bringing the news into people's homes during some of the worst years... Wikipedia
Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal (March 14, 1948-)

William Edward "Billy" Crystal is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom 'Soap' and became a Hollywood film star during the late 1980s and 1990s, appearing in the critical and box office successes 'When Harry Met Sally...', 'City Slickers', and 'Analyze This'... Wikipedia
New York City
Sinéad Cusack

Sinéad Cusack (February 18, 1948-)

Sinéad Moira Cusack is an Irish stage, television and film actress. Her first acting roles were at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, before moving to London in 1975 to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has received two Tony Award nominations: once for Best Leading Actress in 'Much Ado About Nothing', and again for Best Featured Actress in 'Rock... Wikipedia
Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland

Justin Deas (March 30, 1948-)

Justin Deas is an American actor. He is known for his role as Tom Hughes #10 on 'As the World Turns', his role as Keith Timmons on 'Santa Barbara', and for his role as Buzz Cooper Sr. on 'Guiding Light'. He held the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards in the acting categories for six Emmys until 2012 when Anthony Geary surpassed him, garnering... Wikipedia
Connellsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Gérard Depardieu

Gérard Depardieu (December 27, 1948-)

Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is a French actor, film-maker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 movies since 1967. He has twice won the César Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in 'Green Card'. Wikipedia
Châteauroux, Indre, France
Michael Dirda

Michael Dirda (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

Michael Dirda is a book critic for the 'Washington Post'. He has been a Fulbright Fellow and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Wikipedia
Johnny Dowd

Johnny Dowd (March 29, 1948-)

Johnny Dowd is an American alternative country musician from Ithaca, New York. Typical of his style are experimental, noisy breaks in his songs and strong gothic elements in the lyrics as well as in the music. There is also a strong undercurrent of black humor and the absurd in his work. Wikipedia
Paquito D'Rivera

Paquito D'Rivera (June 4, 1948-)

Paquito D'Rivera is a alto saxophonist, clarinetist and soprano saxophonist. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. Wikipedia
Denise Drysdale

Denise Drysdale (December 5, 1948-)

Denise Anne Christina Drysdale is an Australian twice-awarded Gold Logie winning television personality presenter, dancer and comedienne. She is often affectionately known as 'Ding Dong', a nickname invented by fellow performer Ernie Sigley. Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia

Pamela Eldred (April 21, 1948-)

Pamela Anne Eldred, is Miss America 1970 and Miss Michigan 1969. Wikipedia
West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
Charlotte Elkins

Charlotte Elkins (July 4, 1948-)

Charlotte Elkins is an American author who teamed with her husband, writer Aaron Elkins, to write a series of mystery novels about Lee Ofsted, a struggling female professional golfer. Wikipedia
Houston, Texas
Brian Eno

Brian Eno (May 15, 1948-)

Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI, professionally known as Brian Eno or simply Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music. Wikipedia
Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
Andrew Fabian

Andrew Fabian (February 20, 1948-)

Andrew Christopher Fabian, OBE, FRS is a British astronomer and astrophysicist. He is a Royal Society Research Professor at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, and Vice-Master of Darwin College, Cambridge. He was the President of the Royal Astronomical Society from May 2008 through to 2010. He is an Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at Gresham... Wikipedia
Donald Fagen

Donald Fagen (January 10, 1948-)

Donald Jay Fagen is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the rock band Steely Dan. Wikipedia
Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis (February 28, 1948-)

Michael "Mike" Figgis is an English film director, screenwriter, and composer. Wikipedia
Carlisle, Cumberland, England, UK

Mario Firmenich (January 24, 1948-)

Mario Eduardo Firmenich is a former guerrilla leader Argentina, one of the founders of the guerrilla organization Montoneros.
Buenos Aires
Paul-André Fortier

Paul-André Fortier (April 30, 1948-)

Paul-André Fortier is a Canadian choreographer and dancer living in Montreal. He is a recipient of the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement. Wikipedia
Waterville, Quebec, Canada

Leslie Frankenheimer (October 2, 1948-January 22, 2013)

Leslie Frankenheimer was an American film and television set decorator. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Carlos Franzetti (June 3, 1948-)

Carlos Alberto Franzetti is a composer and arranger from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Wikipedia
Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey (November 6, 1948-)

Glenn Lewis Frey is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Frey played guitar with Eagles as well as piano and keyboards and sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town",... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, US
Patsy Gallant

Patsy Gallant (August 15, 1948-)

Patsy Gallant is a Canadian pop singer and musical theater actress. Of Acadian ancestry, she has recorded and performed in both English and French. Wikipedia
Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
Philippe Garrel

Philippe Garrel (April 6, 1948-)

Philippe Garrel is a French director, cinematographer, screenwriter, film editor and producer. His films have won him awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. Wikipedia
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Ina Garten

Ina Garten (February 2, 1948-)

Ina Rosenberg Garten is an American author and host of the Food Network program 'Barefoot Contessa', and a former staff member of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Known for designing recipes with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and time-saving tips, she has been noted by Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, and Patricia Wells for her... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Steve Garvey

Steve Garvey (December 22, 1948-)

Steven Patrick Garvey, nicknamed "Mr. Clean" because of the squeaky clean image he held throughout his career in baseball, is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman and current Southern California businessman. Garvey was the 1974 NL MVP, ten-time All-Star, and holds the National League record for consecutive games played. Wikipedia
Tampa, Florida, United States

Theo Geisel (physicist) (August 24, 1948-)

Theo Geisel is a German physicist. Geisel is director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and professor of theoretical physics at the University of Göttingen. His research is primarily concerned with the behavior of complex systems ranging from theoretical investigations in quantum chaos to nonlinear phenomena occurring... Wikipedia
William Gibson

William Gibson (March 17, 1948-)

William Ford Gibson is an American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and essayist who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre. Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" in his short story "Burning Chrome" and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, 'Neuromancer'. In envisioning cyberspace, Gibson created an iconography... Wikipedia
Conway, South Carolina, USA
Jewelle Gomez

Jewelle Gomez (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

Jewelle Gomez is an American author, poet, critic and playwright. She lived and worked in New York City for twenty-two years working in public television, theatre as well as philanthropy before relocating to the West Coast. Her writing---fiction, poetry, essays and cultural criticism---has appeared in a wide variety of venues, both feminist and... Wikipedia
Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman (July 25, 1948-September 20, 1984)

Steven Benjamin Goodman – known as Steve Goodman – was an American folk music singer-songwriter from Chicago. Goodman was diagnosed with leukemia while attending college, and he set out to make the most of the time he had left to write music. Hearing a report that the Illinois Central Railroad was planning to eliminate, for lack of riders, a... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Seattle, Washington
Al Gore

Al Gore (March 31, 1948-)

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. is an American politician, advocate and philanthropist, who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States, under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for President and lost the 2000 U.S. presidential election despite winning the popular vote. Gore is an author and environmental... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States
Bryant Gumbel

Bryant Gumbel (September 29, 1948-)

Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster. He is best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's 'The Today Show'. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg Gumbel. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Wolfgang Hackbusch

Wolfgang Hackbusch (October 24, 1948-)

Wolfgang Hackbusch is a German mathematician, known for his pioneering research in multigrid methods and later hierarchical matrices, a concept generalizing the fast multipole method. He was a professor at the University of Kiel and is currently one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig. Wikipedia
Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman (September 24, 1948-May 28, 1998)

Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States in 1958. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Poco and America. Feeling... Wikipedia
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Encino, California, United States
Chris Haywood

Chris Haywood (July 24, 1948-)

Chris Haywood is an English Australian-based film and television actor/producer. Wikipedia
Billericay, Essex, England, UK
Barbara Hershey

Barbara Hershey (February 5, 1948-)

Barbara Hershey, once known as Barbara Seagull, is an American actress. In a career spanning nearly 50 years, she has played a variety of roles on television and in cinema, in several genres including westerns and comedies. She began acting at age 17 in 1965, but did not achieve much critical acclaim until the latter half of the 1980s. By that... Wikipedia
Hollywood, California, United States
Richard Hickox

Richard Hickox (March 5, 1948-November 23, 2008)

Richard Sidney Hickox CBE was an English conductor of choral, orchestral and operatic music. Wikipedia
Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

Art Hindle (July 21, 1948-)

Arthur Hindle is a Canadian actor and director. Wikipedia
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dave Hole (March 30, 1948-)

Robert David "Dave" Hole is an Australian slide guitarist known for his style of playing rock and roll and blues music. In 1990 he issued 'Short Fuse Blues' which brought him to the attention of United States label, Alligator Records. Two of his albums have appeared on 'Billboard' Top Blues Albums, 'Steel on Steel' peaked at No. 13 and 'Ticket to... Wikipedia
Heswall, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi (February 19, 1948-)

Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as a founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he is the group's sole continual member. Wikipedia
Aston, Birmingham, England
Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons (September 19, 1948-)

Jeremy John Irons is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969, and has since appeared in many West End theatre productions including 'The Winter's Tale', 'Macbeth', 'Much Ado About Nothing', 'The Taming of the Shrew', 'Godspell', 'Richard II' and... Wikipedia
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Carl Morten Iversen (May 1, 1948-)

Carl Morten Iversen is a Norwegian jazz musician, son of jazz violinist Arild Iversen. He is known from numerous recordings, has long been central to the Oslo Jazz scene. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Paul Jabara

Paul Jabara (January 31, 1948-September 29, 1992)

Paul Jabara was an American actor, singer, and songwriter of Lebanese ancestry, born in Brooklyn, New York City. He wrote Donna Summer's "Last Dance" from 'Thank God It's Friday' and Barbra Streisand's song "The Main Event/Fight" from 'The Main Event'. He cowrote The Weather Girls hit, "It's Raining Men" with Paul Shaffer. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City
Los Angeles, California
Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson (December 21, 1948-)

Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as 'Jungle Fever', 'Patriot Games', 'Amos & Andrew', 'True Romance', 'Jurassic Park' and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino in the films 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Jackie Brown'. He is a highly... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States
Ricky Jay

Ricky Jay (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

Richard Jay Potash, known professionally as Ricky Jay, is an American stage magician, actor, and writer. In a profile for the 'New Yorker', Mark Singer called Jay "perhaps the most gifted sleight-of-hand artist alive". Jay is best known for performing sleight of hand, card tricks, card throwing, memory feats, and stage patter. He has also written... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, NY

Jayalalithaa (February 24, 1948-)

Jayalalithaa Jayaram, commonly referred to as Jayalalithaa, Jaya or Amma, is an Indian politician and the incumbent Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, in office since 2015. Previously she served as Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996, in 2001, from 2002 to 2006, and from 2011 to 2014. She was an actress before her entry into politics and appeared in over... Wikipedia
Melukote, Karnataka
Charles R. Johnson

Charles R. Johnson (April 23, 1948-)

Charles Richard Johnson is an African-American scholar and the author of novels, short stories, screen-and-teleplays, and essays, most often with a philosophical orientation. Johnson has directly addressed the issues of black life in America in novels such as 'Dreamer' and 'Middle Passage'. Wikipedia
Evanston, Illinois, US
Eddie Jordan

Eddie Jordan (March 30, 1948-)

Edmund Patrick "Eddie" Jordan, also known as "EJ" is an Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman, entrepreneur, musician and mentor. He was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005. He is currently the lead analyst for Formula One coverage on the BBC. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland

Mike Jorgensen (August 16, 1948-)

Michael Jorgensen is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder who currently works in the St. Louis Cardinals' front office. The New York Mets drafted him in the fourth round of the 1966 Major League Baseball Draft. In a 17-year Major League playing career spanning from 1968 to 1985, he played primarily with the Mets and Montreal... Wikipedia
Passaic, New Jersey

Alejandro Junco de la Vega (August 28, 1948-)

Alejandro Junco de la Vega was born August 28, 1948 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. He is a distinguished Mexican journalist. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969. Wikipedia
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Michael Kamen

Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948-November 18, 2003)

Michael Arnold Kamen was an American composer, orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
London, England, United Kingdom

Judy Kaye (October 11, 1948-)

Judy Kaye is a Tony Award–winning American singer and actress. She has appeared in stage musicals, plays, and operas. Kaye has been in long runs on Broadway in the musicals 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Ragtime', 'Mamma Mia!', and 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'. Wikipedia
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
David Kertzer

David Kertzer (February 20, 1948-)

David I. Kertzer is an American anthropologist, historian, and academic leader specializing in the political, demographic, and religious history of Italy. He is Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology, and Professor of Italian Studies at Brown University. His book 'The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History... Wikipedia
New York City

Eli Khamarov (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

Saroj Khan

Saroj Khan (November 22, 1948-)

Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal popularly known as Saroj Khan is one of the most prominent Indian dance choreographers in Hindi cinema. She choreographed more than 2000 films. Saroj Khan was born to Kishanchand Sadhu Singh and Noni Sadhu Singh. She is married to a Muslim, Sardar Roshan Khan and that is where her last name 'Khan' comes from. Wikipedia
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder (October 17, 1948-)

Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder is a Canadian-American actress. She rose to fame in 1978 for her role as Lois Lane in the film 'Superman', opposite Christopher Reeve, and her reprisal of the role in the three following sequels. Wikipedia
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress (January 20, 1948-)

Nancy Kress is an American science fiction writer. She began writing in 1976 but has achieved her greatest notice since the publication of her Hugo and Nebula-winning 1991 novella 'Beggars in Spain' which was later expanded into a novel with the same title. She has also won the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2013 for "After the Fall, Before the... Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, USA
Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil (February 12, 1948-)

Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil is an American author, computer scientist, inventor, futurist, and is a director of engineering at Google. Aside from futurology, he is involved in fields such as optical character recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health,... Wikipedia
Queens, New York, United States
Edward Lachman

Edward Lachman (March 31, 1948-)

Edward Lachman, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer. Lachman is mostly associated with the American independent film movement, and has served as director of photography on films by Todd Haynes and 'I'm Not There' in 2007 and Steven Soderbergh such as 'Erin Brockovich'. His other work include 'Desperately Seeking Susan' in 1985 as well as Robert... Wikipedia

Robert John "Mutt" Lange (November 11, 1948-)

Robert John "Mutt" Lange is a Zambian-born British record producer and songwriter. He has produced albums for artists such as AC/DC, City Boy, Def Leppard, The Boomtown Rats, Graham Parker and the Rumour, Outlaws, Foreigner, The Cars, Bryan Adams, Billy Ocean, Savoy Brown, The Corrs, Maroon 5, Nickelback and Muse. He also wrote and produced songs... Wikipedia
Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia
Robert S. Langer

Robert S. Langer (August 29, 1948-)

Robert Samuel Langer, Jr. FREng is an American engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was formerly the Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and maintains activity in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of... Wikipedia
Albany, New York
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy (November 5, 1948-)

Bernard-Henri Lévy is a French public intellectual, media personality, and author. Often referred to in France simply as BHL, he was one of the leaders of the "Nouveaux Philosophes" movement in 1976. In 2010, 'The Jerusalem Post' named Lévy 45th on a list of the world's 50 most influential Jews. The Boston Globe has said that he is "perhaps the... Wikipedia
Béni Saf, French Algeria
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber (March 22, 1948-)

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Wikipedia
Kensington, London, England
Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins (January 7, 1948-)

Kenneth Clark "Kenny" Loggins is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is known for soft rock music beginning in the 1970s, and later for writing and performing for movie soundtracks in the 1980s. Originally a part of the duo Loggins and Messina, he became a solo artist and has written songs for other artists. Wikipedia
Everett, Washington, United States

Priscilla Lopez (February 26, 1948-)

Priscilla Lopez is an American singer, dancer, and actress. She is perhaps best known for creating the role of Diana Morales in 'A Chorus Line'. Wikipedia
Bronx, New York, U.S.
Lulu (singer)

Lulu (singer) (November 3, 1948-)

Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE, best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, actress, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s. Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland
Mary MacGregor

Mary MacGregor (May 6, 1948-)

Mary Macgregor is an American singer, best known for singing the 1976 song "Torn Between Two Lovers", which topped the 'Billboard' charts for two weeks. Wikipedia
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Victor Malarek

Victor Malarek (June 26, 1948-)

Victor Gregory Malarek is a Canadian journalist and author. Currently, he is a senior reporter for CTV Television's 'W-FIVE'. Wikipedia
Lachine, Quebec
Barbara Mandrell

Barbara Mandrell (December 25, 1948-)

Barbara Ann Mandrell is an American country music singer and actress. She is known for a series of Top 10 hits and TV shows in the 1970s and 1980s that helped her become one of country's most successful female vocalists of that period. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Wikipedia
Houston, Texas, United States
Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

Alberto Manguel is an Argentine-born Canadian anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor. He is the author of numerous non-fiction books such as 'The Dictionary of Imaginary Places', 'A History of Reading', 'The Library at Night' and 'Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: A Biography'; and novels such as 'News From a Foreign Country Came'. Though... Wikipedia
Buenos Aires
Peter Mansbridge

Peter Mansbridge (July 6, 1948-)

Peter Mansbridge, is an English-Canadian broadcaster and news anchor. He is chief correspondent for CBC News and anchor of 'The National,' CBC Television's flagship nightly newscast. Mansbridge has received many awards and accolades for his journalistic work including an honorary doctorate from Mount Allison University where he is serving as... Wikipedia
London, England

Carol Marin (October 10, 1948-)

Carol Marin is a television and print journalist based in Chicago, Illinois. Wikipedia

Merrill Markoe (August 13, 1948-)

Merrill Markoe is an American author, Emmy Award-winning television writer, and sometime standup comedian. Wikipedia
George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin (September 20, 1948-)

George Raymond Richard Martin, often referred to as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, a screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for 'A Song of Ice and Fire', his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels that HBO adapted for its dramatic series... Wikipedia
Bayonne, New Jersey

A Martinez (September 27, 1948-)

Adolfo Larrue Martinez III, better known as A Martinez, is an American actor and singer with roles in the daytime soap operas 'Santa Barbara' and 'General Hospital' and the primetime dramas 'L.A. Law' and 'Profiler'. Wikipedia
Glendale, California, U.S.
Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith (August 24, 1948-)

R. Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE is a British writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In the late twentieth century, McCall Smith became a respected expert on medical law and bioethics and served on British and international committees concerned with these issues. He has since become internationally... Wikipedia
Bulawayo, Rhodesia
James McClelland (psychologist)

James McClelland (psychologist) (December 1, 1948-)

James Lloyd "Jay" McClelland is the Lucie Stern Professor at Stanford University, where he was formerly the chair of the Psychology Department. He is best known for his work on statistical learning and Parallel Distributed Processing, applying connectionist models to explain cognitive phenomena such as spoken word recognition and visual word... Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb (February 26, 1948-)

Sharyn McCrumb is an American writer whose books celebrate the history and folklore of Appalachia. McCrumb is the winner of numerous literary awards, and the author of the Elizabeth McPherson series, the Ballad series, and the St. Dale series. Wikipedia
Wilmington, North Carolina
Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan (June 21, 1948-)

Ian Russell McEwan, CBE, FRSA, FRSL is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, 'The Times' featured him on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Wikipedia
Aldershot, England
Vonda N. McIntyre

Vonda N. McIntyre (August 28, 1948-)

Vonda Neel McIntyre is a Pacific Northwest science fiction author. Wikipedia
Hartmut Michel

Hartmut Michel (July 18, 1948-)

Hartmut Michel is a German biochemist, who received the 1988 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Wikipedia
Judith Miller

Judith Miller (January 2, 1948-)

Judith Miller is an American journalist and writer. She is formerly of the 'New York Times' Washington bureau, where she became embroiled in controversy after her coverage of Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction program both before and after the 2003 invasion was discovered to have been based on faulty information, particularly those stories that... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA

Hans Moravec (November 30, 1948-)

Hans Moravec is an adjunct faculty member at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. He is known for his work on robotics, artificial intelligence, and writings on the impact of technology. Moravec also is a futurist with many of his publications and predictions focusing on transhumanism. Moravec developed techniques in computer... Wikipedia
Errol Morris

Errol Morris (February 5, 1948-)

Errol Mark Morris is an American film director. In 2003, 'The Guardian' put him seventh in its list of the world's 40 best active directors. In 2003, his film 'The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara' won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Wikipedia
Hewlett, New York, United States
Russell Morris

Russell Morris (July 31, 1948-)

Russell Norman Morris is an Australian singer-songwriter who had five Australian Top 10 singles during the late 1960s and early 1970s. On 1 July 2008, the Australian Recording Industry Association recognised Morris' iconic status when he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Wikipedia

Shawn Murphy (sound engineer) (May 16, 1948-)

Shawn Murphy is an American sound engineer. He has won an Academy Award for Best Sound and has been nominated for another two in the same category. He has worked on over 350 films since 1983. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California United States

Bellinda Myrick (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

Bellinda Myrick, also known as Bellinda Myrick-Barnett, is an American singer and actress. Wikipedia
Anant Nag

Anant Nag (September 4, 1948-)

Anant Nagarkatte popularly known as Anant Nag is an actor and politician from Karnataka, India. He is considered one of Kannada cinema's finest actors. As a result, he is popularly known as an actor with no-failures, by critics. In addition to Kannada movies, he has acted in Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi movies. He has also acted in... Wikipedia
Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India
Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John (September 26, 1948-)

Olivia Newton-John is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles and 14 of her albums have been certified gold by the RIAA. She has sold an estimated 100... Wikipedia
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Maurizio Nichetti

Maurizio Nichetti (May 8, 1948-)

Maurizio Nichetti is an Italian film screenwriter, actor and director. His 1989 film 'The Icicle Thief' won the Golden St. George at the 16th Moscow International Film Festival. In 1998 he was a member of the jury at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival. Wikipedia
Milan, Italy
John Noble

John Noble (August 20, 1948-)

John Noble is an Australian film and television actor, and theatre director of more than 80 plays. He is best known for the roles of Dr Walter Bishop in the American Fox science fiction television series 'Fringe' and Henry Parrish in the American Fox action-horror series 'Sleepy Hollow'. His most high-profile film role was as Denethor in Peter... Wikipedia
Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia

Steinar Ofsdal (October 4, 1948-)

Steinar Ofsdal is a Norwegian composer and musician. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr (March 20, 1948-)

Robert Gordon "Bobby" Orr, OC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Orr played in the National Hockey League for ten seasons with the Boston Bruins, joining the Chicago Black Hawks for two more. Wikipedia
Parry Sound, ON, CAN
Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne (December 3, 1948-)

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the rock band Black Sabbath, whose sound was influential to the development of heavy metal. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and has since had a successful solo career, releasing 11... Wikipedia
Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Elaine Paige

Elaine Paige (March 5, 1948-)

Elaine Paige OBE is an English singer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre. Raised in Barnet, North London, Paige attended the Aida Foster stage school, making her first professional appearance on stage in 1964, at the age of 16. Her appearance in the 1968 production of 'Hair' marked her West End debut. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Lynsey de Paul

Lynsey de Paul (June 11, 1948-October 1, 2014)

Lynsey de Paul was an English singer-songwriter. She had chart hits in the UK and US in the 1970s, starting with the single "Sugar Me". She represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest and then had a successful career as a composer, actress and television celebrity. Wikipedia
London, England
London, England
Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters (February 28, 1948-)

Bernadette Peters is an American actress, singer and children's book author. Over the course of a career that has spanned five decades, she has starred in musical theatre, films and television, as well as performing in solo concerts and recordings. She is one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for... Wikipedia
Ozone Park, Queens, New York, United States

Susan Beth Pfeffer (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

Susan Beth Pfeffer is a New York Times bestselling author best known for young adult science fiction, such as "About David", and the series of post-apocalyptic novels often called "The Last Survivors" or "Moon Crash" series. Wikipedia
William Daniel Phillips

William Daniel Phillips (November 5, 1948-)

William Daniel Phillips is a Nobel Prize award winning, American physicist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics, in 1997, with Steven Chu and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji. Wikipedia
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Daniel Picouly

Daniel Picouly (October 21, 1948-)

Daniel Picouly is a French writer. Wikipedia
Villemomble, France
Christopher A. Pissarides

Christopher A. Pissarides (February 20, 1948-)

Sir Christopher Antoniou Pissarides is a Cypriot/British economist. He is the School Professor of Economics & Political Science and Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. His research interests focus on several topics of macroeconomics, notably labour, economic growth, and economic policy. In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel... Wikipedia
Nicosia, Cyprus
Robert Plant

Robert Plant (August 20, 1948-)

Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. Possessing a powerful and wide vocal range, he has also had a successful solo career spanning more than 40 years. Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll during which... Wikipedia
West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England,
Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (April 28, 1948-March 12, 2015)

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett's first novel, 'The Carpet People', was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel, 'The Colour of Magic', was published in 1983, he wrote two books a... Wikipedia
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, Great Britain, UK
Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, England
Anne Queffélec

Anne Queffélec (January 7, 1948-)

Anne Queffélec is a French classical pianist, born in Paris. Wikipedia
Paris, France

Pascal Quignard (April 23, 1948-)

Pascal Quignard is a French writer born in Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure. In 2002 his novel 'Les Ombres errantes' won the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary prize. 'Terrasse à Rome', received the French Academy prize in 2000. In 1980 'Carus' had been awarded the "Prix des Critiques". Wikipedia
Raffi (musician)

Raffi (musician) (July 8, 1948-)

Raffi Cavoukian, CM, OBC, better known by his mononym Raffi, is an Egyptian-born Canadian singer-songwriter, author, essayist, and lecturer of Armenian descent. He has developed his career as a "global troubadour", to become a music producer, author, entrepreneur, and founder of the Centre for Child Honouring, a vision for global restoration. Wikipedia
Cairo, Egypt
S. Ramachandra

S. Ramachandra (November 16, 1948-January 10, 2011)

Shivaramaiah Ramachandra Aithal, popularly known as S. Ramachandra, was a National Award winning Indian cinematographer. In 2006, he was honoured with Lifetime Contribution to Kannada Cinema Award at the Karnataka State Film Awards. He was recognised as a gifted cinematographer and as a force behind the offbeat films in Kannada cinema. Wikipedia
Bangalore, Mysore State
Bangalore, Karnataka
Phylicia Rashād

Phylicia Rashād (June 19, 1948-)

Phylicia Rashād is an American Tony Award-winning actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom 'The Cosby Show'. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for this part in 1985 and 1986. Wikipedia
Houston, Texas

James E. Reilly (July 29, 1948-October 12, 2008)

James E. Reilly was an American soap opera writer. Known for his work as the head writer of NBC's 'Days of Our Lives' and creator/head writer of 'Passions', Reilly won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing as co-head writer for 'Guiding Light' in 1993. Wikipedia
Bountiful, Utah, USA
Jean Reno

Jean Reno (July 30, 1948-)

Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez, known as Jean Reno, is a French actor. Working in French, English, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian, he has appeared in numerous successful films such as 'Crimson Rivers', 'Godzilla', 'The Da Vinci Code', 'Mission: Impossible', 'The Pink Panther', 'Ronin', 'Les visiteurs', 'The Big Blue', and 'Léon'. Wikipedia
Casablanca, Morocco
John Ritter

John Ritter (September 17, 1948-September 11, 2003)

Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter was an American actor, comedian, and voice actor. Ritter was best known for playing Jack Tripper on the hit ABC sitcom 'Three's Company', for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award in 1984. He was the son of famous country/western star Tex Ritter, and the father of actors Jason Ritter and Tyler Ritter. Wikipedia
Burbank, California
Burbank, California
Jeanne Robinson

Jeanne Robinson (March 30, 1948-May 30, 2010)

Jeanne Robinson was an American-born Canadian choreographer, dancer, teacher and co-writer of three award-winning science-fiction novels, 'The Stardance Saga'. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Spider Robinson

Spider Robinson (November 24, 1948-)

Spider Robinson is an American-born Canadian Hugo and Nebula Award winning science fiction author. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Lionel Rose

Lionel Rose (June 21, 1948-May 8, 2011)

Lionel Edmund Rose MBE was an Australian bantamweight boxer, the first Indigenous Australian to win a world title. He later became the first Indigenous Australian to be named Australian of the Year. Wikipedia
Jackson's Track, Victoria, Australia
Warragul, Victoria, Australia
Mercedes Ruehl

Mercedes Ruehl (February 28, 1948-)

Mercedes J. Ruehl is an American theater, television, and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for 'The Fisher King' and a Tony Award for her performance in 'Lost in Yonkers' in 1991. Wikipedia
Queens, New York, U.S.
Martin Rushent

Martin Rushent (July 11, 1948-June 4, 2011)

Martin Rushent was an English record producer, best known for his work with The Human League, The Stranglers and Buzzcocks. Rushent was born on 11 July 1948 in Enfield, Middlesex. His father was a car salesman. Rushent attended Minchenden Grammar School in Southgate, Middlesex. Wikipedia
Enfield, Middlesex, England
Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Sacks (March 8, 1948-)

Jonathan Henry Sacks, Baron Sacks, Kt is a British rabbi, philosopher and scholar of Judaism. Wikipedia
London, England

Dave Samuels (October 9, 1948-)

Dave Samuels is an American vibraphone player, who has worked with various jazz and fusion artists, such as Spyro Gyra. He played with Oscar Peterson on An Oscar Peterson Christmas in 1995. Currently, he plays in an ensemble called The Caribbean Jazz Project, a Grammy-winning jazz-Latin music group. He played with Eddie Palmieri in a tribute to Cal... Wikipedia
Stephen Schwartz (composer)

Stephen Schwartz (composer) (March 6, 1948-)

Stephen Lawrence Schwartz is an American musical theatre lyricist and composer. In a career spanning over four decades, Schwartz has written such hit musicals as 'Godspell', 'Pippin' and 'Wicked'. He has contributed lyrics for a number of successful films, including 'Pocahontas', 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame', 'The Prince of Egypt' and 'Enchanted'.... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States

Dan Simmons (April 4, 1948-)

Dan Simmons is an American science fiction and horror writer and author of the Hugo Award-winning science fiction series, the Hyperion Cantos, and the Locus-winning Ilium/Olympos cycle. Wikipedia
Peoria, Illinois, USA
Charles Simonyi

Charles Simonyi (September 10, 1948-)

Charles Simonyi, son of Károly Simonyi, is a Hungarian-American computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's flagship Office suite of applications. He now heads his own company, 'Intentional Software', with the aim of developing and marketing his concept of intentional... Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary

Uttam Singh (May 25, 1948-)

Uttam Singh is an Indian musician. He has worked as a violinist, music arranger and music director for many Bollywood films. He worked as a music arranger for Ilaiyaraaja in numerous Tamil films before establishing himself as an independent composer. Wikipedia
Tom Sneva

Tom Sneva (June 1, 1948-)

Thomas E. "Tom" Sneva is a retired American race car driver, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1983. He primarily raced in Indy cars, and was named to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005. Wikipedia
Spokane, Washington
Jeremy Spencer

Jeremy Spencer (July 4, 1948-)

Jeremy Cedric Spencer, is a British musician, best known as one of the guitarists in the original line-up of Fleetwood Mac. He joined Fleetwood Mac in July 1967 and remained with the band until his abrupt departure in February 1971, when he joined a religious group called the "Children of God", now known as "The Family International", of which he... Wikipedia
Hartlepool, County Durham, UK
Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelman (February 15, 1948-)

Art Spiegelman is an American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate best known for his graphic novel 'Maus'. His work as co-editor on the comics magazines 'Arcade' and 'Raw' has been influential, and from 1992 he spent a decade as contributing artist for 'The New Yorker', where he made several high-profile and sometimes controversial covers. He is... Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens (July 21, 1948-)

Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. His 1967 debut album reached the top 10 in the UK, and the album's title song "Matthew and Son" charted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. His albums 'Tea for the Tillerman' and... Wikipedia
Marylebone, London, England, UK

Tim Suhrstedt (August 5, 1948-)

Timothy "Tim" Suhrstedt, A.S.C., is an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work on comedies 'Little Miss Sunshine', 'Office Space' and 'The Wedding Singer'. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Donna Summer

Donna Summer (December 31, 1948-May 17, 2012)

LaDonna Adrian Gaines, better known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late-1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States 'Billboard' album chart and charted... Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Naples, Florida, United States
Robert Tarjan

Robert Tarjan (April 30, 1948-)

Robert Endre Tarjan is an American computer scientist and mathematician. He is the discoverer of several graph algorithms, including Tarjan's off-line least common ancestors algorithm, and co-inventor of both splay trees and Fibonacci heaps. Tarjan is currently the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at... Wikipedia
Pomona, California
James Taylor

James Taylor (March 12, 1948-)

James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Teller (entertainer)

Teller (entertainer) (February 14, 1948-)

Teller is an American magician, illusionist, actor, comedian, writer, and the frequently silent half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, along with Penn Jillette. Teller is an atheist, debunker, skeptic, and a fellow of the Cato Institute. The Cato Institute is featured prominently in the Penn and Teller Showtime TV series 'Bullshit!'. He has... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Lynne Thigpen

Lynne Thigpen (December 22, 1948-March 12, 2003)

Cherlynne Theresa "Lynne" Thigpen was an American actress, best known for her role as "The Chief" in the various 'Carmen Sandiego' television series from 1991-1997. Wikipedia
Joliet, Illinois, U.S.
Marina del Rey, California, U.S.
Lonnie Thompson

Lonnie Thompson (July 1, 1948-)

Lonnie Thompson, is an American paleoclimatologist and Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University. He has achieved global recognition for his drilling and analysis of ice cores from mountain glaciers and ice caps in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. He and his wife, Ellen... Wikipedia
Rudy Tomjanovich

Rudy Tomjanovich (November 24, 1948-)

Rudolph Tomjanovich, Jr., nicknamed Rudy T., is an American retired basketball player and coach who coached the Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA championships. He was an All-Star forward for the Rockets during his playing career. He is currently a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers. Wikipedia
Hamtramck, Michigan

Trinh Xuan Thuan (August 20, 1948-)

Trịnh Xuân Thuận is a Vietnamese-American astrophysicist. Wikipedia
Hanoi, Vietnam
Garry Trudeau

Garry Trudeau (July 21, 1948-)

Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau is an American cartoonist, best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Doonesbury' comic strip. Trudeau is also the creator and executive producer of the Amazon Studios political comedy series 'Alpha House'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler (March 26, 1948-)

Steven Tyler is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is known as the "Demon of Screamin'" due to his high screams and his wide vocal range. He is also known for his... Wikipedia
Yonkers, New York, United States

Mitsuko Uchida (December 20, 1948-)

Dame Mitsuko Uchida, born 20 December 1948, is a Japanese naturalised-British classical pianist. She has appeared with most of the world's foremost orchestras, recorded a wide repertory with major labels, won numerous awards and honours, and serves as co-director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival. In recent years, she has also conducted... Wikipedia

Vanisri (August 3, 1948-)

Vanisri or Ratna Kumari, also known as Vanisree or Vanishree, is a popular Telugu actress in the mid-1960s to the late 1970s. Her portfolio also includes Kannada and Tamil films. Wikipedia
Nellore, India
Nedumudi Venu

Nedumudi Venu (May 22, 1948-)

K. Venu Gopal, known popularly by his stage name Nedumudi Venu, is an Indian film actor from Kerala. He has also written screenplays and has directed one film. Wikipedia
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Eckart Viehweg

Eckart Viehweg (December 30, 1948-January 29, 2010)

Eckart Viehweg was a German mathematician. He was a professor of algebraic geometry at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Wikipedia

K. R. Vijaya (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

K. R. Vijaya is an Indian actress who has starred in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. She started her career in the 1960s. She has been acting for more than four decades now in South Indian cinema. K. R. Vijaya has worked with almost all the stalwarts of South Indian cinema and has played a variety of roles. Wikipedia
Bruce Vilanch

Bruce Vilanch (November 23, 1948-)

Bruce Vilanch is an American comedy writer, songwriter and actor. He is a six-time Emmy Award-winner. Vilanch is best known to the public for his four-year stint on 'Hollywood Squares', as a celebrity participant; behind the scenes he was head writer for the show. In 2000, he performed off-Broadway in his self-penned one-man show, 'Bruce Vilanch:... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Robert Watson (scientist)

Robert Watson (scientist) (March 21, 1948-)

Sir Robert Tony Watson CMG FRS is a British chemist who has worked on atmospheric science issues including ozone depletion, global warming and paleoclimatology since the 1980s. Wikipedia
Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest (March 28, 1948-)

Dianne Evelyn Wiest is an American actress on stage, television and film. She has won two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Wiest has also been nominated for a BAFTA Award. Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri
Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson (February 5, 1948-)

Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Wilkinson is an English actor. He has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, for his roles in 'In the Bedroom' and 'Michael Clayton'. In 2009, he won Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Film for playing Benjamin Franklin in 'John Adams'. Wikipedia
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood (May 12, 1948-)

Stephen Lawrence "Steve" Winwood is an English musician whose genres include rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz. A multi-instrumentalist, Winwood plays keyboards, bass guitar, drums, guitar, mandolin, violin, and other strings. Wikipedia
Handsworth, Birmingham, England

Ellen Wittlinger (October 21, 1948-)

Ellen Wittlinger is an author for young adults, including 'Gracie's Girl' and the Printz Honor book 'Hard Love'. Wikipedia
Belleville, Illinois, United States

Yinyu Ye (<a href="/born/year/1948" title="Celebrities Born in 1948">1948</a>-)

Yinyu Ye is a Chinese American theoretical computer scientist working on mathematical optimization. He is a specialist in interior point methods, especially in convex minimization and linear programming. He is a professor of management science at Stanford University. Wikipedia

Laurence Yep (June 14, 1948-)

Laurence Michael Yep is a prolific Chinese-American writer, best known for children's books. In 2005, he received the biennial Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his career contribution to American children's literature. Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, USA

Pinchas Zukerman (July 16, 1948-)

Pinchas Zukerman is an Israeli violinist, violist, and conductor. Wikipedia
Tel Aviv, Israel

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