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William Ackerman (<a href="/born/year/1949" title="Celebrities Born in 1949">1949</a>-)

William Ackerman is an American guitarist and composer of acoustic-based instrumental music. He founded and ran for many years the influential New Age record label Windham Hill Records. Wikipedia

Peter Ackroyd (October 5, 1949-)

Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, William Blake, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot and Sir Thomas More he won the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards. He... Wikipedia
East Acton, West London, England, UK
Peter Agre

Peter Agre (January 30, 1949-)

Peter Agre is an American physician, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, and molecular biologist at Johns Hopkins University who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of aquaporins. Aquaporins are water-channel proteins that move water molecules through the cell membrane. In 2009, Agre was elected president of the American... Wikipedia
Northfield, Minnesota

Joe Alaskey (May 26, 1949-)

Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey is an American actor, comedian and voice artist, credited as one of the successors of Mel Blanc in impersonating the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety and other characters from Warner Bros. cartoons, such as Plucky Duck on 'Tiny Toon Adventures' from 1990–95. Alaskey was born in Troy, New York. Wikipedia
Troy, New York, US
Åge Aleksandersen

Åge Aleksandersen (March 21, 1949-)

Åge Aleksandersen is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is one of his country's most famous singer/songwriters and musicians. Wikipedia
Namsos, Norway
Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison (April 11, 1949-)

Dorothy Allison is an American writer, speaker, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Her writing includes themes of class struggle, sexual abuse, child abuse, feminism and lesbianism. She is a self-identified lesbian femme. She has won a number of awards for her writing, including several Lambda Literary Awards. Wikipedia
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar (September 25, 1949-)

Pedro Almodóvar Caballero is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. His first few films characterised the sense of sexual and political freedom of the... Wikipedia
Calzada de Calatrava
John Altman (composer)

John Altman (composer) (December 5, 1949-)

John Altman is a British film composer, music arranger, orchestrator and conductor. Wikipedia
United Kingdom
Martin Amis

Martin Amis (August 25, 1949-)

Martin Louis Amis is an English novelist. His best-known novels are 'Money' and 'London Fields'. He has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his memoir 'Experience' and has been listed for the Booker Prize twice to date. Amis served as the Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester until... Wikipedia
Swansea, Wales
Fanny Ardant

Fanny Ardant (March 22, 1949-)

Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant is a French actress. She has appeared in more than eighty motion pictures since 1976. Ardant won the César Award for Best Actress in 1997 for her performance in 'Pédale douce'. Wikipedia
Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France
Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax (June 8, 1949-)

Emanuel Ax is a Grammy-winning American classical pianist. He is an internationally acclaimed performer, and a teacher on the faculty of the Juilliard School. Wikipedia
Michael Bacon (musician)

Michael Bacon (musician) (December 22, 1949-)

Michael Bacon is an American singer-songwriter, musician and film score composer. He is the older brother of actor Kevin Bacon. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Carroll Baker (singer)

Carroll Baker (singer) (March 4, 1949-)

Carroll Anne Baker, CM, is a Canadian country music singer and songwriter. Wikipedia
Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker (June 15, 1949-)

Johnnie B. "Dusty" Baker, Jr. is an American former player and manager in Major League Baseball. He enjoyed a 19-year career as a hard-hitting outfielder, primarily with the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. He helped the Dodgers to pennants in 1977 and 1978 and to the championship in 1981. He then enjoyed a 20-year career as a manager with... Wikipedia
Riverside, California, United States

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

Linda Barnes is an American mystery writer. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Julia Barr

Julia Barr (February 8, 1949-)

Julia Barr is an American actress. Barr is most famous for her role on the soap opera 'All My Children', playing the character of Brooke English. She played the role from 1976 to 1981 and from 1982 to December 20, 2006 and Barr made a special appearance as Brooke on January 5, 2010 as part of the series' 40th anniversary, and returned on February... Wikipedia
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Mike Batt

Mike Batt (February 6, 1949-)

Michael Philip Batt LVO is a British songwriter, musician, producer, director, conductor and Deputy Chairman of the British Phonographic Industry. He is best known for creating The Wombles pop act, writing the chart-topping "Bright Eyes", and discovering Katie Melua. He has conducted many of the world's great orchestras, including the London... Wikipedia
Southampton, England

Barry Bearak (August 31, 1949-)

Barry Leon Bearak is an American journalist and educator who has worked as a reporter and correspondent for 'The Miami Herald', 'The Los Angeles Times', and 'The New York Times'. He taught journalism as a visiting professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi (June 9, 1949-)

Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician, social activist, former tennis player and a retired police officer. Bedi joined the Indian Police Service in 1972, becoming its first woman officer. Wikipedia
Amritsar, Punjab (India)
John Belushi

John Belushi (January 24, 1949-March 5, 1982)

John Adam Belushi was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He is best known for his "intense energy and raucous attitude" which he displayed as one of the original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show 'Saturday Night Live', in his role in the film 'Animal House' and in his recordings and performances as one of The Blues Brothers. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Tom Berenger

Tom Berenger (May 31, 1949-)

Tom Berenger is an American television and motion picture actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 'Platoon'. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Roy Bittan

Roy Bittan (July 2, 1949-)

Roy J. Bittan is an American keyboardist, best known as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, which he joined on August 23, 1974. Bittan, nicknamed The Professor, plays the piano, organ, accordion and synthesizers. Bittan was inducted as a member of the E Street Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. Wikipedia
Rockaway Beach, Queens New York, United States

Roger Blandford (August 28, 1949-)

Roger David Blandford FRS FRAS is a British theoretical astrophysicist, best known for his work on black holes. He was born in Grantham and grew up in Birmingham. Wikipedia
Grantham, Lincolnshire

David W. Blight (<a href="/born/year/1949" title="Celebrities Born in 1949">1949</a>-)

David William Blight is a professor of American History at Yale University and Director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. Previously, Blight was a professor of History at Amherst College, where he taught for 13 years. He has won major historical awards, including the Bancroft Prize and the Frederick... Wikipedia
Liona Boyd

Liona Boyd (July 11, 1949-)

Liona Maria Carolynne Boyd, CM, O.Ont, is a Canadian classical guitarist, composer, songwriter and singer. Boyd was born in London, England on July 11, 1949, moved to Canada with her parents when she was eight years old and became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1975. She lives in Toronto, Canada. Wikipedia
London, England
Daryl Braithwaite

Daryl Braithwaite (January 11, 1949-)

Daryl Braithwaite is an Australian singer. Best known as the lead vocalist of Sherbet, Braithwaite has also sustained a successful solo career, placing 15 singles in the Australian top 40, including the No. 1 hits "You're My World" and "The Horses". Wikipedia
Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges (December 4, 1949-)

Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor, singer, and producer. He comes from a well-known acting family and began his televised acting in 1958 as a child with his father, Lloyd Bridges, and brother, Beau, on television's 'Sea Hunt'. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Otis "Bad" Blake in the 2009 film 'Crazy Heart' and... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent (May 24, 1949-)

James "Jim" Broadbent is an English film, television and theatre actor. He is known for his roles in 'Topsy-Turvy', 'Iris' for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, 'Moulin Rouge!' for which he received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 'Bridget Jones' Diary', 'Hot Fuzz', 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the... Wikipedia
Lincoln, England

Olga Broumas (May 6, 1949-)

Olga Broumas is a Greek poet, resident in the United States. Wikipedia
Manfred Broy

Manfred Broy (August 10, 1949-)

Manfred Broy is a German computer scientist, and Professor in the Institut für Informatik at the Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany. Wikipedia
Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold (November 2, 1949-)

Lois McMaster Bujold is an American speculative fiction writer. She is one of the most acclaimed writers in her field, having won the Hugo Award for best novel four times, matching Robert A. Heinlein's record, not counting his Retro Hugo. Her novella 'The Mountains of Mourning' won both the Hugo Award and Nebula Award. In the fantasy genre, 'The... Wikipedia
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Simon Callow

Simon Callow (June 15, 1949-)

Simon Phillip Hugh Callow, CBE is an English actor, musician, writer, and theatre director. Wikipedia
Streatham, London, England, UK

Cheryl Campbell (May 22, 1949-)

Cheryl Campbell is an English actor of stage, film and television. Wikipedia
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Chan Ka Nin (December 3, 1949-)

Chan Ka Nin is a Canadian composer and music educator of Chinese descent. He became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1971. He has been commissioned to write works for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Esprit Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, New Music Concerts, the Quebec... Wikipedia
Maury Chaykin

Maury Chaykin (July 27, 1949-July 27, 2010)

Maury Alan Chaykin was an American-born Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal of detective Nero Wolfe, as well as for his work as a character actor in many films and television programs. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ron Chernow (March 3, 1949-)

Ronald Chernow is an American writer, journalist, historian, and biographer. He has written bestselling and award-winning biographies of historical figures from the world of business, finance, and American politics. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York

Wayne Cilento (August 28, 1949-)

Wayne Louis Cilento is an American dancer and choreographer. He is best known for originating the role of Mike in the Broadway show 'A Chorus Line', and later becoming one of Broadway's most prolific choreographers. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA

Luís Miguel Cintra (April 29, 1949-)

Luís Miguel Valle Cintra is a Portuguese film actor. He has appeared in 60 films since 1970. Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain
Bobby Clarke

Bobby Clarke (August 13, 1949-)

Robert Earle Clarke, also known as Bob Clarke and Bobby Clarke, is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who played his entire 15-year National Hockey League career with the Philadelphia Flyers and is currently an executive with the team. Clarke is widely acknowledged as being one of the greatest two-way forwards of all time. He was... Wikipedia
Flin Flon, MB, CAN
Cecil Cooper

Cecil Cooper (December 20, 1949-)

Cecil Celester Cooper, nicknamed "Coop," is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former manager of the Houston Astros. From through, Cooper played for the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers. He batted and threw left-handed, and attended Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. Wikipedia
Brenham, Texas

John Curry (September 9, 1949-April 15, 1994)

John Anthony Curry, OBE was a British figure skater. He was the 1976 Olympic and World Champion. He was famous for combining ballet and modern dance influences into his skating. Wikipedia
Birmingham, England
Binton, England

Diane Mott Davidson (March 22, 1949-)

Diane Mott Davidson is an American author of mystery novels that use the theme of food, an idea she got from Robert B. Parker. Several recipes are included in each book, and each novel title is a play on a food or drink word. Wikipedia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Bill Davis (artist)

Bill Davis (artist) (May 1949-)

William Robert Davis, aka Bill Davis is an American illustrator, animation director and designer, graphic designer and painter. Davis is the founder and creative director of Mother Productions, a graphic design firm which creates animation, motion graphics, logos and other graphic designs for on-air and online purposes. Wikipedia
Venice, Los Angeles, California
Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins (May 24, 1949-)

Roger Alexander Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers and Sam Mendes. Deakins is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers. He received the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award. Deakins has received twelve nominations for the... Wikipedia
Torquay, Devon, England
Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine (August 21, 1949-)

Loretta Devine is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Marla Hendricks in the Fox drama series 'Boston Public', and for her recurring role as Adele Webber on the Shonda Rhimes' 'Grey's Anatomy', for which she won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011. In film, Devine appeared in 'Waiting... Wikipedia
Houston, Texas, U.S.

Garry Disher (August 15, 1949-)

Garry Disher is an Australian author of crime fiction and children's literature. Wikipedia
Djavan

Djavan (January 27, 1949-)

Djavan is a Brazilian singer/songwriter Djavan combines traditional Brazilian rhythms with popular music drawn from the Americas, Europe and Africa. He can arguably be categorized in any of the following musical genres: Música popular brasileira, samba, or Latin dance. Wikipedia
Maceió/AL - Brasil

Garth Drabinsky (October 27, 1949-)

Garth Howard Drabinsky, LL.B. is a Canadian film and theatrical producer and entrepreneur. In 2009, he was convicted and sentenced to prison for fraud and forgery. The sentence was reduced on appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear a subsequent appeal. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario

Elana Dykewomon (October 11, 1949-)

Elana Dykewomon is a Jewish lesbian activist, award-winning author, editor and teacher. Wikipedia

Eddie Eastman (July 15, 1949-)

Eddie Eastman is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter. Twenty-five of Eastman's singles made the 'RPM' Country Tracks charts, including five which reached the Top Ten. Eastman won the Juno Award for Country Male Vocalist of the Year in 1981 and 1983. Wikipedia

Ian Emes (August 17, 1949-)

Ian Ronald Emes (born 17 August 1949; is a British animator and film director, from Handsworth, Birmingham, England, known for his work with Pink Floyd, who have used his animated films as back-projections in concert and released them as extras on their DVDs. He now lives in London, is married and a father. Wikipedia
Birmingham, England
Jon English

Jon English (March 26, 1949-)

Jonathan James "Jon" English is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He emigrated to Australia with his parents in 1961. He was an early vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Sebastian Hardie but left to take on the role of Judas Iscariot in the Australian version of the stage musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' from May... Wikipedia
Hampstead, London, England
James Fallows

James Fallows (August 2, 1949-)

James Mackenzie Fallows is an American writer and journalist. He has been a national correspondent for 'The Atlantic Monthly' for many years. His work has also appeared in 'Slate', 'The New York Times Magazine', 'The New York Review of Books', 'The New Yorker' and 'The American Prospect', among others. He is a former editor of 'U.S. News & World... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
John Farnham

John Farnham (July 1, 1949-)

John Peter Farnham AO, is an English-born Australian pop singer. Farnham was a teen pop idol from 1964 to 1979, and has since forged a career as an adult contemporary singer. His career has mostly been as a solo artist although he temporarily replaced Glenn Shorrock as lead singer of Little River Band during 1982–1985. In September 1986 his solo... Wikipedia
Dagenham, England
Leslie Feinberg

Leslie Feinberg (September 1, 1949-November 15, 2014)

Leslie Feinberg was an American transgender, butch lesbian activist and author. Feinberg authored 'Stone Butch Blues' in 1993. Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri
Syracuse, NY
Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes (August 17, 1949-)

Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford DL is an English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter, as well as a Conservative member of the House of Lords. Wikipedia
Cairo, Egypt

Wilhelmenia Fernandez (<a href="/born/year/1949" title="Celebrities Born in 1949">1949</a>-)

Wilhelmenia Fernandez, sometimes billed as Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, is an American soprano, born in Philadelphia in 1949. She appeared in the 1981 film 'Diva' by French director Jean-Jacques Beineix. Wikipedia

George Fetherling (<a href="/born/year/1949" title="Celebrities Born in 1949">1949</a>-)

George Fetherling is a Canadian poet, novelist, and cultural commentator. One of the most prolific figures in Canadian letters, he has written or edited more than fifty books, including a dozen volumes of poetry, four book-length fictions, and a two-volume memoir. He lives in Toronto and Vancouver. Wikipedia
Ken Follett

Ken Follett (June 5, 1949-)

Kenneth Martin "Ken" Follett is a Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels. He has sold more than 150 million copies of his works. Many of his books have reached the number 1 ranking on the 'New York Times' best-seller list, including 'Edge of Eternity', 'Fall of Giants', 'The Key to Rebecca', 'Lie Down with Lions', 'Triple', 'Winter of the... Wikipedia
Cardiff, Wales
George Foreman

George Foreman (January 10, 1949-)

George Edward Foreman is a retired American professional boxer, two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur. After a troubled childhood, Foreman took up boxing and was a gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics. He won the World Heavyweight title with a second-round knockout of then-undefeated... Wikipedia
Marshall, Texas, United States
David Foster

David Foster (November 1, 1949-)

David Walter Foster, OC, OBC, is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger. He has been a producer for notable musical artists including Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Toni Braxton, Michael Bublé, Chicago, Natalie Cole, The Corrs, Céline Dion, Jackie Evancho, Kenny G, Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez,... Wikipedia
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

R. F. Foster (historian) (January 16, 1949-)

Robert Fitzroy 'Roy' Foster, FBA, FRHistS, FRSL, publishing as R. F. Foster, is an Irish historian and academic. He is the Carroll Builders Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, Oxford in the UK. Wikipedia

Carl Franklin (April 11, 1949-)

Carl Franklin is an American actor, screenwriter and film and television director. Franklin is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, and continued his education at the AFI Conservatory, where he graduated with an M.F.A. degree in directing in 1986. Franklin is most noted for 'Devil in a Blue Dress', which was based on the book by Walter... Wikipedia
Richmond, California
Victor Garber

Victor Garber (March 16, 1949-)

Victor Joseph Garber is a Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. He is known for playing Jesus in 'Godspell', John Wilkes Booth in 'Assassins', Jack Bristow in the television series 'Alias', Max in 'Lend Me a Tenor', Thomas Andrews in James Cameron's 'Titanic' and as Canadian ambassador to Iran, Ken Taylor in 'Argo'. He currently... Wikipedia
London, Ontario, Canada
Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor (September 7, 1949-)

Gloria Gaynor is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Let Me Know" and "I Am What I Am". Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Elizabeth George (February 26, 1949-)

Susan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain. Wikipedia
Warren, Ohio
Phyllis George

Phyllis George (June 25, 1949-)

Phyllis Ann George Brown, Miss America 1971 and Miss Texas 1970, is an American businesswoman, actress, and former sportscaster. She was also First Lady of Kentucky from 1979 to 1983. Wikipedia
Denton, Texas
Richard Gere

Richard Gere (August 31, 1949-)

Richard Tiffany Gere is an American actor and activist. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar' and a starring role in 'Days of Heaven'. He came to prominence in 1980 for his role in the film 'American Gigolo', which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. He went on to star in several hit... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Victor Gialanella (October 29, 1949-)

Victor Gialanella is an American television soap opera writer. Besides his work in daytime, he wrote the Broadway play 'Frankenstein' in 1981, and served as a story editor for 'Wavelength' in 1997. Wikipedia
Maurice Gibb

Maurice Gibb (December 22, 1949-January 12, 2003)

Maurice Ernest Gibb, CBE was a British musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international fame in the Bee Gees. Although his brothers Barry and Robin Gibb were the group's primary lead vocalists, most of their albums included at least one or two Maurice Gibb compositions, including "Lay It on Me", "Country Woman" and "On... Wikipedia
Douglas, Isle of Man
Miami Beach, Florida
Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb (December 22, 1949-May 20, 2012)

Robin Hugh Gibb was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as a member of the Bee Gees. He gained worldwide fame with his brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb. Besides, their younger brother Andy was also a singer. Gibb joined his first band the Rattlesnakes which formed in Manchester, England. Wikipedia
Douglas, Isle of Man
London, England
Dave Gibbons

Dave Gibbons (April 14, 1949-)

Dave Gibbons is an English comic book artist, writer and sometime letterer. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, which include the miniseries 'Watchmen' and the Superman story "For the Man Who Has Everything". He also was an artist for the UK anthology '2000 AD', for which he contributed a large body of work from its... Wikipedia
England
Butch Goring

Butch Goring (October 22, 1949-)

Robert Thomas "Butch" Goring is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins. He is a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Islanders. Since retiring as a player he has served as head coach of both the Bruins and Islanders. He currently... Wikipedia
Saint Boniface, MB, CAN
Bobby Grich

Bobby Grich (January 15, 1949-)

Robert Anthony "Bobby" Grich is an American former professional baseball second baseman who played for the Baltimore Orioles and California Angels of Major League Baseball. He currently works in the Angels' front office. Wikipedia
Muskegon, Michigan
Peter Gruss

Peter Gruss (June 28, 1949-)

Peter Gruss is a German developmental biologist, and the former president of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Wikipedia
Alsfeld, Germany

Alma Guillermoprieto (May 27, 1949-)

Alma Guillermoprieto is a Mexican journalist who has written extensively about Latin America for the British and American press. Her writings have also been widely disseminated within the Spanish-speaking world. Wikipedia

Jack Handey (February 25, 1949-)

Jack Handey is an American humorist. He is best known for his Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, a large body of surrealistic one-liner jokes, as well as his "Fuzzy Memories" and "My Big Thick Novel" shorts. Although many people assume otherwise, Handey is a real person, not a pen name or character. Wikipedia
San Antonio, Texas
Paul Hillier

Paul Hillier (February 9, 1949-)

Paul Douglas Hillier is a conductor, music director and baritone. He specializes in early music and contemporary art music, especially that by composers Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music, beginning his professional career while a vicar-scholar at St Paul's Cathedral, London. His concert début was in 1974 in... Wikipedia
Dorchester, England
Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens (April 13, 1949-December 15, 2011)

Christopher Eric Hitchens was an English author, literary critic and journalist who spent much of his career in the United States, and became an American citizen. Wikipedia
Portsmouth, England
Houston, Texas, United States
Edvard Hoem

Edvard Hoem (March 10, 1949-)

Edvard Hoem is a Norwegian novelist, dramatist, lyricist, psalmist and government scholar. He made his literary debut in 1969, with the poetry collection 'Som grønne musikantar'. He was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1974 for the novel 'Kjærleikens ferjereiser'. He was awarded the 'Melsom Prize' in 2006, and the 'Peter Dass... Wikipedia
Oslo
Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes (November 3, 1949-)

Larry Holmes is a former professional boxer. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, which gave birth to his boxing nickname, The Easton Assassin. Wikipedia
Cuthbert, Georgia, United States

Barbara Honigmann (February 12, 1949-)

Barbara Honigmann is a German author and artist. Wikipedia

Ulrich Horstmann (May 31, 1949-)

Ulrich Horstmann, born in Bünde, is a German literary scholar and writer. Wikipedia

Per Husby (April 2, 1949-)

Per Husby is a Norwegian jazz musician, composer, teacher, civil engineer, and orchestra leader known for a number of recordings. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Billy Joel

Billy Joel (May 9, 1949-)

William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album 'Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2' is the third best-selling album in the... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Don Johnson

Don Johnson (December 15, 1949-)

Donnie Wayne "Don" Johnson is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his role as James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television series 'Miami Vice', and as the lead role in the 1990s cop series 'Nash Bridges'. Johnson is a Golden Globe-winning actor for his role in 'Miami Vice' and a winner of the... Wikipedia
Flat Creek, Missouri, U.S.
Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman (January 17, 1949-May 16, 1984)

Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman was an American entertainer, actor and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself to be one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to himself instead as a "song-and-dance man." Elaborate ruses and pranks were... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Bill Keller

Bill Keller (January 18, 1949-)

Bill Keller is an American journalist. He is a writer for 'The New York Times', where he was executive editor from July 2003 until September 2011. He announced on June 2, 2011, that he would step down from the position to become a full-time writer. Jill Abramson replaced him as executive editor. Wikipedia
Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman (August 9, 1949-)

Jonathan Kellerman is an American psychologist, and Edgar and Anthony Award-winning author of numerous bestselling suspense novels. Dr. Kellerman attended Yeshiva of Central Queens before his family relocated to California. Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Steve King

Steve King (May 28, 1949-)

Steven Arnold "Steve" King is the U.S. Representative for, serving in Congress since 2003; the district is located in the northwestern part of the state and includes Sioux City. King is a member of the Republican Party. Wikipedia
Storm Lake, Iowa
Robert Kirshner

Robert Kirshner (August 15, 1949-)

Robert Kirshner is the Clowes Professor of Science in the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University. Kirshner has worked in several areas of astronomy including the physics of supernovae, supernova remnants, the Large-scale structure of the cosmos, and the use of Supernovae to measure the expansion of the universe. Wikipedia
Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler (August 12, 1949-)

Mark Freuder Knopfler is a British singer songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and film score composer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his younger brother, David Knopfler, in 1977. Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland
Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange (April 20, 1949-)

Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress who has worked in film, theater and television. The recipient of several awards, including two Oscars, three Emmys, five Golden Globes, one SAG Award and three Dorian Awards, Lange is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors of her generation. Wikipedia
Cloquet, Minnesota, U.S.

Chris Langham (April 14, 1949-)

Christopher "Chris" Langham is an English writer, actor, and comedian. He is known for playing the cabinet minister Hugh Abbot in the BBC Four sitcom 'The Thick of It', and as presenter Roy Mallard in 'People Like Us', first on BBC Radio 4 and later on its transfer to television on BBC Two, where Mallard is almost entirely an unseen character. He... Wikipedia
London, England

James Lapine (January 10, 1949-)

James Elliot Lapine is an American stage director, filmmaker, playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He has won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical three times, for 'Into the Woods', 'Falsettos', and 'Passion'. He has frequently collaborated with Stephen Sondheim and William Finn. Wikipedia
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda (February 22, 1949-)

Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda is an Austrian former Formula One driver who was three times F1 World Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984. He is currently the only driver to have been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren, the sport's two most successful constructors. More recently an aviation entrepreneur, he has founded and run two airlines.... Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Vicky Leandros

Vicky Leandros (August 23, 1949-)

Vassiliki, Baroness von Ruffin (born Vassiliki Papathanasiou, 23 August 1949, known by her stage name Vicky Leandros, is a Greek singer with a long international career. She is the daughter of singer, musician, and composer, Leandros Papathanasiou. In 1972, she achieved worldwide fame after winning the 'Eurovision Song Contest' with the song,... Wikipedia
Palaiokastritsa, Greece

John Leckie (October 23, 1949-)

John William Leckie is an English record producer, and recording engineer. Wikipedia
Paddington, London, England
Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz (October 2, 1949-)

Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer. Wikipedia
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Valery Leontiev

Valery Leontiev (March 19, 1949-)

Valery Yakovlevich Leontiev is a Soviet and Russian pop singer whose popularity peaked in the early 1980s. He was titled a People's Artist of Russia in 1996. He is known as one of the most prominent artists of Russian music. Over the course of his decades-long career, he has recorded more than 30 albums, many of which sold millions of copies. in... Wikipedia
Ust-Usa, Komi ASSR, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Judith Light

Judith Light (February 9, 1949-)

Judith Ellen Light is an American actress and producer. She is a two-time Tony Award winner. Wikipedia
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Robert Lindsay (actor)

Robert Lindsay (actor) (December 13, 1949-)

Robert Lindsay Stevenson, better known as Robert Lindsay, is an English actor known for his stage and television work, including appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and in musical theatre, and his roles as Wolfie Smith in 'Citizen Smith', Captain Pellew in 'Hornblower' and Ben Harper in 'My Family'. He has won a BAFTA, a Tony Award and... Wikipedia
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, UK
Little Pattie

Little Pattie (March 17, 1949-)

Little Pattie is the stage name of Australian singer, Patricia Thelma Amphlett OAM later Patricia Thompson, who performed as a 1960s surf pop singer and then in adult contemporary music. Her debut single from November 1963, "He's My Blonde Headed, Stompie Wompie, Real Gone Surfer Boy", achieved #2 chart success in Sydney and peaked at #19 on the... Wikipedia
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia

Shelley Long (August 23, 1949-)

Shelley Lee Long is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Diane Chambers in the sitcom 'Cheers', for which she received five Emmy nominations, winning in 1983 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She won two Golden Globe Awards for the role. Long reprised her role as Diane Chambers in four episodes of the spinoff... Wikipedia
Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone (April 21, 1949-)

Patti Ann LuPone is an American actress and singer, best known for her work in stage musicals. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner and a two-time Tony Award winner. She is also a 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee. Wikipedia
Northport, New York, United States
Amin Maalouf

Amin Maalouf (February 25, 1949-)

Amin Maalouf is a Lebanese-born French author. Has lived in France since 1976. Although his native language is Arabic, he writes in French, and his works have been translated into many languages. He received the Prix Goncourt in 1993 for his novel 'Le rocher de Tanios'. He has also been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature in its... Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway

John Madden (director) (April 8, 1949-)

John Philip Madden is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio. He is best known for directing 'Shakespeare in Love', which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. His most recent films are 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and its sequel 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. Wikipedia
Hampshire, England
John Markoff

John Markoff (October 24, 1949-)

John Markoff is a journalist best known for his work at 'The New York Times', and a book and series of articles about the 1990s pursuit and capture of hacker Kevin Mitnick. Wikipedia
Oakland, California
Craig McCaw

Craig McCaw (November 8, 1949-)

Craig McCaw is a Seattle-area businessman and entrepreneur who achieved success as a pioneer in the cellular phone industry. He is the founder of McCaw Cellular and Clearwire Corporation. Wikipedia
Centralia, Washington

Megan McTavish (April 2, 1949-)

Megan McTavish is an American television actress and soap opera writer. McTavish is best known for several head writing stints on 'All My Children'. Wikipedia
Pembroke, New Hampshire, U.S.
Roger Meddows Taylor

Roger Meddows Taylor (July 26, 1949-)

Roger Meddows Taylor, better known as Roger Taylor, is an English musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the drummer of the rock band Queen, but has also served as occasional songwriter and occasional lead vocalist. As a drummer, he is renowned for his unique sound and is considered one of the most influential rock drummers of the 1970s and... Wikipedia
Norfolk, England

Terry Meeuwsen (March 2, 1949-)

Terry Anne Meeuwsen Friedrich is an American television personality, co-host of the Christian Broadcasting Network's 700 Club, author and singer. Wikipedia
De Pere, Wisconsin, U.S.
Kurt Mehlhorn

Kurt Mehlhorn (August 29, 1949-)

Kurt Mehlhorn is a German theoretical computer scientist. He has been a vice president of the Max Planck Society and is director of the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science. Wikipedia
Ingolstadt, Germany

David Mellor (March 12, 1949-)

David John Mellor QC is a former British politician, non-practising barrister, broadcaster, journalist and businessman. As a member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet of Prime Minister John Major as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for National Heritage, before resigning in 1992. He was the Member of... Wikipedia
Wareham, United Kingdom
Alan Menken

Alan Menken (July 22, 1949-)

Alan Irwin Menken is an American musical theatre and film composer and pianist. Menken is best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores for 'The Little Mermaid', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Aladdin', and 'Pocahontas' have each won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for 'Little Shop of... Wikipedia
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Nancy Meyers

Nancy Meyers (December 8, 1949-)

Nancy Jane Meyers is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. She is the writer, producer and director of several big-screen successes, including 'The Parent Trap', 'Something's Gotta Give', 'The Holiday', and 'It's Complicated'. Her second film as director, 'What Women Want', was at one point the most successful film ever directed by... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Andrzej Mleczko

Andrzej Mleczko (January 5, 1949-)

Andrzej Mleczko is a Polish illustrator, mostly known for his satirical activities. He is also connected with painting, book illustrations, adverts, scenography and posters. He has worked with Polish and foreign magazines, in which he has published more than 15,000 of his drawings. Wikipedia
Tarnobrzeg,
Debra Monk

Debra Monk (February 27, 1949-)

Debra Monk is an American actress, singer, and writer, best known for her performances on the Broadway stage. Monk has received a Tony Award and Emmy Awards. Wikipedia
Middletown, Ohio, United States
Mo Mowlam

Mo Mowlam (September 18, 1949-August 19, 2005)

Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam was an English Labour Party politician. She was the Member of Parliament for Redcar from 1987 to 2001 and served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Wikipedia
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Canterbury, Kent, England
Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami (January 12, 1949-)

Haruki Murakami is a contemporary Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country. Wikipedia
Kyoto, Japan
Irina Muravyova

Irina Muravyova (February 8, 1949-)

Irina Vadimovna Muravyova is a Russian film, television and stage actress, who is most well known for her performances in 'Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears', 'Karnaval', 'Samaya obayatelnaya i privlekatelnaya' and her work in Maly Theatre of Moscow. She was awarded with USSR State Prize, Order of Merit for the Fatherland and Order of Honour. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russia, USSR
Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles (<a href="/born/year/1949" title="Celebrities Born in 1949">1949</a>-)

Eileen Myles is an American poet and writer who has produced more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces over the last three decades. Myles is described as "one of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature." In 2012 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete... Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts , United States

Vladimir Nesterov (July 1, 1949-)

Vladimir Nesterov ' is the general director of Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, one of the world's leading space launch providers. Wikipedia
Cherepovets, USSR
Mike Newlin

Mike Newlin (January 2, 1949-)

Michael F. "Mike" Newlin is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. A feisty 6'4", 200 lb guard from the University of Utah, he played 11 professional seasons, spending most of his time with the Houston Rockets. He played in several playoff series, including the 1977 Eastern Conference Finals, which the Rockets would lose to the... Wikipedia
Portland, Oregon

Sharan Newman (April 15, 1949-)

Sharan Newman is an American historian and writer of historical novels. She won the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery in 1994. Wikipedia
Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy (December 12, 1949-)

William Francis "Bill" Nighy is an English actor. He worked in theatre and television before his first cinema role in 1981, and made his name in television with 'The Men's Room' in 1991, in which he played the womaniser Prof. Mark Carleton, whose extramarital affairs kept him "vital". Wikipedia
Caterham, Surrey, England, UK
Paul Nurse

Paul Nurse (January 25, 1949-)

Sir Paul Maxime Nurse, PRS, HonFREng, is an English geneticist, President of the Royal Society and Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Leland Hartwell and Tim Hunt for their discoveries of protein molecules that control the division of cells in the... Wikipedia
Norwich, UK
Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad (August 22, 1949-)

Diana Nyad is an American author, journalist, and long-distance swimmer noted for her world-record endurance championships. She was once ranked 30th among U.S. women squash players.
New York City, NY

Olivia O'Leary (<a href="/born/year/1949" title="Celebrities Born in 1949">1949</a>-)

Olivia O'Leary is an Irish journalist, writer and current affairs presenter. Wikipedia

Carlos Palomino (August 10, 1949-)

Carlos Palomino is a retired Mexican professional boxer. Palomino is a former WBC Welterweight Champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Palomino is also an actor who has been featured in several television shows and films. He achieved a considerable amount of fame during the 1970s, especially among Mexican and Southern... Wikipedia
San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

Hugh David Politzer (August 31, 1949-)

Hugh David Politzer is an American theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. He shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics with David Gross and Frank Wilczek for their discovery of asymptotic freedom in quantum chromodynamics. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alla Pugacheva

Alla Pugacheva (April 15, 1949-)

Alla Borisovna Pugacheva, is а Soviet and Russian musical performer. Her career started in 1965 and continues to this day. For her "clear mezzosoprano and a full display of sincere emotions", she enjoys an iconic status across the former Soviet Union as the most successful Soviet performer in terms of record sales and popularity. She became a... Wikipedia
Moscow, Russia, USSR
Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt (November 8, 1949-)

Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989 after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success she had a major return to form with the release of her... Wikipedia
Burbank, California, United States
José Ramos-Horta

José Ramos-Horta (December 26, 1949-)

José Manuel Ramos-Horta GCL AC is the United Nations' special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau. He was appointed to this position on 2 January 2013. Previously, he was special envoy to fellow Lusophone country, Guinea-Bissau, and was the President of East Timor from 20 May 2007 to 20 May... Wikipedia
Dili, East Timor

Shulamit Ran (October 21, 1949-)

Shulamit Ran is an Israeli-American composer. She moved from Israel to New York at 14, as a scholarship student at the Mannes College of Music. Her Symphony won her the Pulitzer Prize for Music. In this regard, she was the second woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, the first being Ellen Taaffe Zwilich in 1983. She has performed as a pianist... Wikipedia
Ahmad Rashād

Ahmad Rashād (November 19, 1949-)

Ahmad Rashād is an American sportscaster and former professional football player. He was the fourth overall selection of the 1972 NFL Draft, taken by the St. Louis Cardinals. Wikipedia
Portland, Oregon, United States
Pamela Reed

Pamela Reed (April 2, 1949-)

Pamela Reed is an American actress. She is known for playing Arnold Schwarzenegger's hypoglycemic police partner in the 1990 movie 'Kindergarten Cop' and as the matriarch Gail Green in 'Jericho'. She appeared in a recurring role as Marlene Griggs-Knope on the NBC sitcom 'Parks and Recreation'. Wikipedia
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Christopher Reid

Christopher Reid (May 13, 1949-)

Christopher John Reid, FRSL is a Hong Kong-born British poet, essayist, cartoonist, and writer. In January 2010 he won the 2009 Costa Book Award for 'A Scattering', written as a tribute to his late wife, the actress Lucinda Gane. Beside winning the poetry category, Reid became the first poet to take the overall Costa Book of the Year since Seamus... Wikipedia
Hong Kong (now part of China)
Ann Reinking

Ann Reinking (November 10, 1949-)

Ann Reinking is an American actress, dancer, and choreographer. Her extensive work in musical theatre includes starring in Broadway productions of 'Coco', 'Goodtime Charley', 'A Chorus Line', 'Chicago', 'Dancin'' and 'Sweet Charity'. In the 1996 revival of 'Chicago', she reprised the role of Roxie Hart and was also the choreographer, winning the... Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Rick Reuschel

Rick Reuschel (May 16, 1949-)

Ricky Eugene Reuschel is a former professional baseball pitcher from the early 1970s into the early 1990s. His nickname was "'Big Daddy'" because of his portly physique. He was known for his deceptive style of pitching, which kept hitters off balance by constantly varying the speeds of his pitches. Wikipedia
Quincy, Illinois
Michael Richards

Michael Richards (July 24, 1949-)

Michael Anthony Richards is an American actor, writer and television producer, widely known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom 'Seinfeld', for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times. Wikipedia
Culver City, California, United States
Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie (June 20, 1949-)

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album 'Lionel Richie' and the number-one hit "Truly". He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making... Wikipedia
Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Rick Ridgeway

Rick Ridgeway (August 12, 1949-)

Rick Ridgeway is a mountaineer and adventurer, who during his career has also been an environmentalist, writer, filmmaker and businessman. Ridgeway has climbed new routes and explored little-known regions on six continents. He was part of the 1978 team that were the first Americans to summit K2, second-highest mountain. Since 2005 he has overseen... Wikipedia

Rick Rosenthal (June 15, 1949-)

Richard L. Rosenthal, Jr. is an American film and television director, best known for directing BAD BOYS, the 1982 film that helped launch Sean Penn's career as well episodes of many popular TV series. His filmography includes 'Halloween II' and 'Halloween: Resurrection'. He is also a producer, actor, and writer. Wikipedia
New York City
Richard Russo

Richard Russo (July 15, 1949-)

Richard Russo is an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and teacher. Wikipedia
Johnstown, New York, United States
Zbigniew Rybczyński

Zbigniew Rybczyński (January 27, 1949-)

Zbigniew Rybczyński is a Polish filmmaker, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, creator of experimental animated films and multimedia artist who has won numerous prestigious industry awards both in the United States and internationally including the 1983 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for Tango. Wikipedia
Łódź, Poland

Inger Lise Rypdal (December 14, 1949-)

Inger Lise Rypdal is a Norwegian singer and actress in many different genres: pop, rock, theater, film, and musical. Wikipedia
Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval (November 6, 1949-)

Arturo Sandoval is a Cuban jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer. He was born in Artemisa, Cuba. Wikipedia
Artemisa, Cuba
Thomas Sankara

Thomas Sankara (December 21, 1949-October 15, 1987)

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, Pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Viewed as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as "Africa's Che Guevara". Wikipedia
Yako, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), French West Africa
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt (September 27, 1949-)

Michael Jack Schmidt is an American baseball third baseman who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies. Schmidt was a twelve-time All-Star and a three-time winner of the National League Most Valuable Player award, and he was known for his combination of power hitting and strong defense: as a hitter, he compiled 548... Wikipedia
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah (July 20, 1949-)

Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian film and stage actor and director, and a prominent figure in Indian parallel cinema. Shah has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an award at the Venice Film Festival. The government of India has honoured him with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards... Wikipedia
Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling (November 29, 1949-)

Garry Shandling is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his work in 'It's Garry Shandling's Show' and 'The Larry Sanders Show'. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Antony Sher (June 14, 1949-)

Sir Antony Sher, KBE is a South African-born British actor, writer and theatre director. Wikipedia
Cape Town, South Africa
Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley (September 26, 1949-)

Jane Smiley is an American novelist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992 for her novel 'A Thousand Acres'. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Martin Smith (documentarian)

Martin Smith (documentarian) (January 28, 1949-)

Martin Smith is a producer, writer, director and correspondent. Smith has directed dozens of nationally broadcast documentaries for CBS News, ABC News and PBS 'Frontline'. His films range in topic from war in the Middle East to the 2008 financial crisis. Wikipedia
South Pasadena, California

Sid Smith (writer) (<a href="/born/year/1949" title="Celebrities Born in 1949">1949</a>-)

Sid Smith is an award-winning English novelist and journalist. Wikipedia

Nancy Snyder (December 2, 1949-)

Nancy Snyder is an American actress who won the Clarence Derwent Award in 1976 and the Outer Critics Circle Best Actress award in the 1977 - 78 season. Wikipedia
Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek (December 25, 1949-)

Sissy Spacek is an American actress and singer. She is an Academy Award winner and three-time Golden Globe Award winner. Spacek began her career as a model, working as an extra for Andy Warhol's The Factory, before venturing into acting in the early 1970s, appearing in various noteworthy films of the American New Wave. Wikipedia
Quitman, Texas, U.S.
Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield (August 23, 1949-)

Rick Springfield is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he moved to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both... Wikipedia
South Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (September 23, 1949-)

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, and his lengthy and... Wikipedia
Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Jim Starlin

Jim Starlin (October 9, 1949-)

James P. "Jim" Starlin is an American comic book writer and artist. With a career dating back to the early 1970s, he is best known for "cosmic" tales and space opera; for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; and for creating or co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora and Shang-Chi,... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Nicky Stevens

Nicky Stevens (December 3, 1949-)

Nicky Stevens is a singer, famous as a member of pop group Brotherhood of Man. She is the only Welsh person to have won the Eurovision Song Contest. Wikipedia
Carmarthen, Wales
Horst Ludwig Störmer

Horst Ludwig Störmer (April 6, 1949-)

Horst Ludwig Störmer is a German physicist, Nobel laureate and emeritus professor at Columbia University. He was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Daniel Tsui and Robert Laughlin "for their discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations". He and Tsui were working at Bell Labs at the time of the... Wikipedia
Frankfurt, Germany
David Strathairn

David Strathairn (January 26, 1949-)

David Russell Strathairn is an American actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying journalist Edward R. Murrow in 'Good Night, and Good Luck'. He is recognized for his role as CIA Deputy Director Noah Vosen in the 2007 film 'The Bourne Ultimatum', a role he reprised in 2012's 'The Bourne Legacy'. He played a... Wikipedia
San Francisco, U.S.
Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep (June 22, 1949-)

Meryl Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in 'The Playboy of Seville' in 1971, and went on to receive a 1976 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for 'A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons... Wikipedia
Summit, New Jersey, U.S.

Graham Swift (May 4, 1949-)

Graham Colin Swift FRSL is an English writer. Born in London, England, he was educated at Dulwich College, London, Queens' College, Cambridge, and later the University of York. Wikipedia
London, England
Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Paco Ignacio Taibo II (January 11, 1949-)

Paco Ignacio Taibo II, also known as Paco Taibo II, is a Mexican writer, novelist and political activist. Wikipedia
Gijón, Spain
Jahn Teigen

Jahn Teigen (September 27, 1949-)

Jahn Teigen is a Norwegian singer, musician and comedian. He represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest four times, in 1978, 1982 and 1983, and became known throughout Europe as a result of his 1978 performance in the contest, which won "nul points" for Norway. His given name was Jan, he added the silent H later. Since October 2006 he has... Wikipedia
Thota Tharani

Thota Tharani (December 16, 1949-)

Thota Tharani is an Indian film art director and production designer who has worked in Tamil cinema, Telugu cinema, Malayalam cinema and Bollywood. As of 2013, he has won two National Film Awards, two Filmfare Awards South and four Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. His work consists of paintings, murals, paper collages, wooden montages, and... Wikipedia
Chennai, India
Joe Theismann

Joe Theismann (September 9, 1949-)

Joseph Robert "Joe" Theismann is an American former quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He achieved his most enduring fame in his 12 seasons playing for the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and quarterback of the winning team in Super Bowl XVII. He was inducted into the College Football... Wikipedia
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Dave Thomas (actor)

Dave Thomas (actor) (May 20, 1949-)

David William "Dave" Thomas is a Canadian comedian, actor and television writer. He is best known for portraying Doug McKenzie on 'SCTV' as well as in the film 'Strange Brew', which he also directed. Wikipedia
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas (July 26, 1949-)

Jeremy Jack Thomas, CBE is a British film producer, founder of the Recorded Picture Company. He produced Bernardo Bertolucci's 'The Last Emperor', which won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2006 he received a European Film Award for Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema. His father was director Ralph Thomas, while his uncle... Wikipedia
London, England
Ernest Thompson

Ernest Thompson (November 6, 1949-)

Ernest Thompson is an American writer, actor, and director. Wikipedia
Bellows Falls, Vermont
Richard Thompson (musician)

Richard Thompson (musician) (April 3, 1949-)

Richard John Thompson OBE is a British songwriter, guitarist and recording and performing musician. Wikipedia
Notting Hill Gate, London England, United Kingdom

Robbin Thompson (June 16, 1949-)

Robbin Thompson is an American singer-songwriter based in Richmond, Virginia. Since 1976 he has recorded several albums which have featured guest appearances by, among others, Melissa Manchester, Steve Cropper, Waddy Wachtel, Bruce Hornsby and Ellen McIlwaine. He was also a member of an early Bruce Springsteen band, Steel Mill, and has co-written... Wikipedia
Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka (January 16, 1949-)

Tony Trischka is an American five-string banjo player. Wikipedia
Michael Turner (cosmologist)

Michael Turner (cosmologist) (July 29, 1949-)

Michael S. Turner is a theoretical cosmologist, who coined the term 'dark energy' in 1998. He is the Bruce V. & Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, and was formerly the Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences for the US National Science Foundation from 2003–2006. His book 'The Early... Wikipedia
Los Angeles
Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove (June 14, 1949-)

Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist, best known for his works in several genres, including that of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Twiggy

Twiggy (September 19, 1949-)

Lesley Lawson, widely known by the nickname Twiggy, is an English model, actress and singer. In the mid-1960s, she became a prominent British teenage model of swinging sixties London with others such as Penelope Tree. Wikipedia
Neasden, London, England, UK
Dubravka Ugrešić

Dubravka Ugrešić (March 27, 1949-)

Dubravka Ugrešić is a post-Yugoslav writer. A graduate of University of Zagreb, she has been living in the Netherlands since the 1990s. Wikipedia
Kutina, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart (June 21, 1949-)

Jane Urquhart, Order of Canada OC is a Canadian novelist and poet born in Little Long Lac, Ontario. She is the internationally acclaimed author of seven award-winning novels, three books of poetry and numerous short stories. As a novelist, Urquhart is well known for her evocative style which blends history with the present day. Her first novel,... Wikipedia
Little Longlac, Ontario
Fabio Vacchi

Fabio Vacchi (<a href="/born/year/1949" title="Celebrities Born in 1949">1949</a>-)

Fabio Vacchi is an Italian composer born in 1949 in Bologna. Wikipedia
Leslie Valiant

Leslie Valiant (March 28, 1949-)

Leslie Gabriel Valiant FRS is a British computer scientist and computational theorist. He is currently the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungarian Republic
Jim Varney

Jim Varney (June 15, 1949-February 10, 2000)

James Albert "Jim" Varney, Jr. was an American actor, comedian, musician, writer and voice artist, best known for his role as Ernest P. Worrell, who was used in numerous television commercial campaigns and movies, giving Varney fame worldwide and for playing Jed Clampett in the 1993 movie version of 'The Beverly Hillbillies'. Wikipedia
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
White House, Tennessee, U.S.
Dan-Virgil Voiculescu

Dan-Virgil Voiculescu (June 14, 1949-)

Dan-Virgil Voiculescu is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked in single operator theory, operator K-theory and von Neumann algebras. More recently, he developed free probability theory. Wikipedia
Bucharest, Romania
Tom Waits

Tom Waits (December 7, 1949-)

Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding like "it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of... Wikipedia
Pomona, California
Minette Walters

Minette Walters (September 26, 1949-)

Minette Walters is an English crime writer. Wikipedia
England
Merle Watson

Merle Watson (February 8, 1949-October 23, 1985)

Eddy Merle Watson was an American guitarist and folk singer. He was best known for his performances with his father, Doc Watson. Merle played and recorded albums together with his father from age 15 until his death in a tractor accident 20 years later. Merle was widely recognized as one of the best flat-picking and slide guitarists of his... Wikipedia
Deep Gap, North Carolina
Lenoir, North Carolina
Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver (October 8, 1949-)

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress and film producer. Following her film debut as a minor character in 'Annie Hall', she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in 'Alien', subsequently reprising the role in its three sequels: 'Aliens', for which she was nominated for an Academy Award Best Actress; 'Alien... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, United States
Hank Williams, Jr.

Hank Williams, Jr. (May 26, 1949-)

Randall Hank Williams, better known as Hank Williams, Jr. and Bocephus, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is often considered a blend of Southern rock, blues, and traditional country. He is the son of legendary country music singer Hank Williams and the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hilary Williams,... Wikipedia
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Mary Wings

Mary Wings (April 14, 1949-)

Mary Wings is an American writer, artist, and musician. In 1973, she made history by releasing 'Come Out Comix', the first lesbian underground comic book. She is best known for her series of detective novels featuring lesbian heroine Emma Victor. 'Divine Victim', Wings' only Gothic novel, won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery in 1993. Wikipedia

Maw-Kuen Wu (December 6, 1949-)

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

Gabriel Yared (October 7, 1949-)

Gabriel Yared is a French-Lebanese composer, best known for his work in French and American cinema. Wikipedia
Shing-Tung Yau

Shing-Tung Yau (April 4, 1949-)

Shing-Tung Yau is a Chinese-born American mathematician. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1982. Wikipedia
Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
Terry Zwigoff

Terry Zwigoff (May 18, 1949-)

Terry Zwigoff is an American filmmaker whose work often deals with misfits, antiheroes, and themes of alienation. Wikipedia
Appleton, Wisconsin

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