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Shizuo Akira (January 27, 1953-)

Shizuo Akira, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor at the Department of Host Defense, Osaka University, Japan. He has made ground-breaking discoveries in the field of immunology, most significantly in the area of innate host defense mechanisms. Wikipedia
Higashiōsaka, Osaka
Roger Allam

Roger Allam (October 26, 1953-)

Roger Allam is an English actor, known primarily for his stage career, although he has performed in film, television and radio. Wikipedia
Bow, London, England, UK
Paul Allen

Paul Allen (January 21, 1953-)

Paul Gardner Allen is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist, best known as the co-founder, with Bill Gates, of Microsoft Corporation. As of March 2013, he was estimated to be the 53rd-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $15 billion. Wikipedia
Seattle, U.S.
Tim Allen

Tim Allen (June 13, 1953-)

Timothy Allen Dick, known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his role in the sitcom 'Home Improvement'. He is also known for his starring roles in several popular films, including the 'Toy Story' trilogy, 'The Santa Clause' trilogy, and the science fiction action comedy film 'Galaxy Quest'. Since 2011,... Wikipedia
Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Louie Anderson (March 24, 1953-)

Louie Perry Anderson is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Anderson created the cartoon series 'Life with Louie', has written three books, and was the initial host of the third revival of the game show 'Family Feud', from 1999 to 2002. Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Desi Arnaz, Jr.

Desi Arnaz, Jr. (January 19, 1953-)

Desi Arnaz Jr. is an American actor and musician, the son of entertainers Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and the brother of actress Lucie Arnaz. Wikipedia
Los Angeles
Yuri Bashmet

Yuri Bashmet (January 24, 1953-)

Yuri Abramovich Bashmet is a Russian conductor, violinist, and violist. He is a direct patrilineal descendant of Besht. Wikipedia
Rostov-on-Don
Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger (December 8, 1953-)

Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger is an American actress and former fashion model. In a career spanning nearly four decades, she has appeared in overall thirty-eight feature films, five television movies, and nine television series. On TV, Basinger made her acting debut as Sheila in "Night Train to Dallas", an episode of the action/adventure drama series... Wikipedia
Athens, Georgia, U.S.

Peter Bergman (June 11, 1953-)

Peter Michael Bergman is an American actor best known for his portrayals as Dr. Cliff Warner on 'All My Children' as well as Jack Abbott on 'The Young and the Restless'. Wikipedia
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke (December 13, 1953-)

Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014. During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve's response to the late-2000s financial crisis. Wikipedia
Augusta, United States
K. Bhagyaraj

K. Bhagyaraj (January 7, 1953-)

K. Bhagyaraj is a Tamil film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He has also written and directed Telugu, Hindi films and TV serials. He won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for 'Mundhanai Mudichu'. He is editor of weekly magazine Bhagya and has also written several novels. Wikipedia
Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
Tony Blair

Tony Blair (May 6, 1953-)

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party statesman, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs charitable work. Blair was the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. Blair led Labour to a... Wikipedia
Edinburgh, Scotland
Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton (February 26, 1953-)

Michael Bolotin, known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack. He became better known for his series of pop rock ballads,... Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut
Dominique Bona

Dominique Bona (July 29, 1953-)

Dominique Bona is a French writer. Wikipedia
Perpignan, France

Tim Bowler (November 14, 1953-)

Tim Bowler is an English author of twenty books for children, teenagers and young adults. He won the 1997 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject, for the novel 'River Boy'. Wikipedia
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
George Brett

George Brett (May 15, 1953-)

George Howard Brett, is a retired American baseball third baseman and designated hitter who played 21 years in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals. Brett's 3,154 career hits are the most by any third baseman in major league history and 16th all-time. Brett is one of four players in MLB history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs,... Wikipedia
Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States
Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan (May 16, 1953-)

Pierce Brendan Brosnan is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist who after leaving comprehensive school at age 16, began training in commercial illustration. He then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series 'Remington Steele', which... Wikipedia
Navan, County Meath, Ireland

Jan Burke (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Jan Burke is an author of novels and short stories. She is a winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Wikipedia
Ken Burns

Ken Burns (July 29, 1953-)

Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns is an American filmmaker, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films. His most widely known documentaries are 'The Civil War', 'Baseball', 'Jazz', 'The War', 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea', 'Prohibition', 'The Central Park Five', and 'The Roosevelts'. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush (February 11, 1953-)

John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush; the younger brother of former President George W. Bush; and the older brother of Neil Bush, Marvin Bush, and Dorothy Bush Koch. Bush is the first... Wikipedia
Midland, Texas
Patrick Chamoiseau

Patrick Chamoiseau (December 3, 1953-)

Patrick Chamoiseau is a French author from Martinique known for his work in the créolité movement. Wikipedia
Fort-de-France (Martinique)
Lynn Chang

Lynn Chang (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Lynn Chang is a Chinese American violinist known for his work as both a soloist and a chamber musician. Chang is a founding member of the Boston Chamber Music Society and is currently a faculty member at MIT, Boston University, the Boston Conservatory, and the New England Conservatory of Music. Wikipedia
David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield (December 18, 1953-)

Sir David Alan Chipperfield is a British architect. Wikipedia
United Kingdom
Tom Cochrane

Tom Cochrane (May 14, 1953-)

Thomas William "Tom" Cochrane is a Canadian musician, best known for his hit songs "Life Is a Highway", "Lunatic Fringe", "Human Race", and "I Wish You Well". Cochrane fronted the Canadian rock band Red Rider and has won seven Juno Awards. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, an Officer of the Order of Canada, has an Honorary... Wikipedia
Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Canada
Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy (November 13, 1953-)

Frances Hardman Conroy is an American actress. She is best known for playing Ruth Fisher on the television series 'Six Feet Under'. Her work on the show won her acclaim and several awards, including a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is also known for playing the older version of the character Moira O'Hara on season one of the... Wikipedia
Monroe, Georgia, U.S.
Dennis Cooper

Dennis Cooper (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Dennis Cooper is an American novelist, poet, critic, editor and performance artist. Wikipedia
Pasadena, California
Robert Crais

Robert Crais (June 20, 1953-)

Robert Crais is an American author of detective fiction. Crais began his career writing scripts for television shows such as 'Hill Street Blues', 'Cagney & Lacey', 'Quincy', 'Miami Vice' and 'L.A. Law'. His writing is influenced by Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ernest Hemingway, Robert B. Parker and John Steinbeck. Wikipedia
Independence, Louisiana, United States
Robert Cray

Robert Cray (August 1, 1953-)

Robert Cray is an American blues guitarist and singer. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he has led his own band, as well as an acclaimed solo career. Wikipedia
Columbus, Georgia, United States
John Currier

John Currier (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Vice Admiral John P. Currier was the 28th Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. He assumed the position from Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O'Hara on May 18, 2012 and was relieved on May 20, 2014 by Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger. Wikipedia
Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis (May 10, 1953-)

Christopher Paul Curtis is an African-American writer of children's books. He may be known best for the Newbery Medal-winning 'Bud, Not Buddy' and the critically acclaimed 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963'. Wikipedia
Flint, Michigan, USA

John Dale (writer) (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

John Dale is an Australian author of crime fiction and true crime books. He completed a Doctorate of Creative Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney, in 1999, and subsequently joined the UTS writing Program where he is Professor of Writing and Director of the UTS Centre for New Writing. Wikipedia
Sydney

Diane D'Aquila (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Diane D'Aquila is an American-Canadian actress. She has appeared in both television and film roles, but is best known for her stage appearances at the Stratford Festival. Wikipedia
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lemuel Davis (April 1, 1953-)

Lemuel L. Davis is an American software engineer. Wikipedia
Mississippi

Cleavant Derricks (actor) (May 15, 1953-)

Cleavant Derricks, Jr. is an American actor and Tony Award winning singer-songwriter, who is best known for his role of Rembrandt Brown on 'Sliders'. Wikipedia
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

Declan Donnellan (August 4, 1953-)

Declan Donnellan is an English film/stage director and author. He co-founded the Cheek by Jowl theatre company with Nick Ormerod in 1981. In 1992, he received an honorary degree from the University of Warwick and in 2004 he was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his work in France. In 2010, he was made an honorary fellow of... Wikipedia
Manchester, England, UK

Peter Donohoe (pianist) (June 18, 1953-)

Peter Donohoe CBE is an internationally renowned virtuoso classical pianist, promoter, artistic director and educator. Wikipedia
Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle (April 6, 1953-)

Patrick Doyle is a Scottish film composer. A longtime collaborator of actor-director Kenneth Branagh, Doyle is known for his work composing for films such as 'Henry V', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Hamlet', and 'Gosford Park', as well as 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', 'Eragon', 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Thor'. Doyle has been... Wikipedia

Michaël Dudok de Wit (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Michael Dudok de Wit is a Dutch-British animator, director and illustrator. In 1978, he graduated from the West Surrey College of Art with his first film 'The Interview'. After working for a year in Barcelona, he settled in London where he directs and animates award-winning commercials for television and cinema. In 1992, he created the short film... Wikipedia
Abcoude, Netherlands

Larry Dunn (June 19, 1953-)

Larry Dunn is an American keyboardist, musical director and one of the early members of the music group Earth, Wind, & Fire. Dunn, along with other members of Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Wikipedia
Ronnie Dunn

Ronnie Dunn (June 1, 1953-)

Ronnie Gene Dunn is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive. He is best known for being one-half of Brooks & Dunn. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist following the breakup of Brooks & Dunn. He released his self-titled debut album for Arista Nashville on June 7, 2011, reaching the Top 10 with its lead-off single... Wikipedia
Coleman, Texas, USA
Christine Ebersole

Christine Ebersole (February 21, 1953-)

Christine Ebersole is an American actress and singer. She previously co-starred on the TBS sitcom 'Sullivan & Son', where she played Carol Walsh. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois USA

Akiko Ebi (July 7, 1953-)

Akiko Ebi is a Japanese-French pianist. Wikipedia
Osaka, Japan
Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman (May 29, 1953-)

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman is an American composer, record producer, and actor. He is known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating 'The Simpsons' main title theme as well as the 1989 'Batman' film theme. He has scored the majority of his... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Emilio Estefan

Emilio Estefan (March 4, 1953-)

Emilio Estefan, Jr. is a Cuban-American musician and producer who has won 19 Grammy Awards. Estefan first became famous as a celebrity when he was as a member of the Miami Sound Machine. He is the husband of singer Gloria Estefan and the uncle of Spanish-language television personality Lili Estefan. Wikipedia
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks (April 20, 1953-)

Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE is a British novelist, journalist, and broadcaster. He is best known for his historical novels set in France – 'The Girl at the Lion d'Or', 'Birdsong', and 'Charlotte Gray'. He has also published novels with a contemporary setting, most recently 'A Week in December', and a James Bond continuation novel, 'Devil May... Wikipedia
Donnington, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Tovah Feldshuh (December 27, 1953-)

Tovah Feldshuh is an American actress, singer and playwright. She has been a Broadway star for more than four decades, earning four Tony Award nominations. She has also received two Emmy Award nominations for 'Holocaust' and 'Law & Order', and appeared in such films as 'A Walk on the Moon', 'She's Funny That Way' and 'Kissing Jessica Stein'. She... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Peter Firth

Peter Firth (October 27, 1953-)

Peter Firth is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Sir Harry Pearce in the BBC One show 'Spooks'; he is the only actor to have appeared in every episode of the show's ten-series lifespan. He is also known for playing a variety of starring roles in film and on television from the 1970s to present day. Wikipedia
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Ian Frazer

Ian Frazer (January 6, 1953-)

Ian Hector Frazer AC is a Scottish-born Australian scientist and founding CEO and Director of Research of the Translational Research Institute. In parallel with researchers at the National Cancer Institute, Georgetown University, and University of Rochester, Frazer and his colleagues developed and patented the basic technology behind the HPV... Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland
Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman (July 20, 1953-)

Thomas Loren Friedman is an American journalist, columnist and author. He writes a twice-weekly column for 'The New York Times' and has written extensively on foreign affairs including global trade, the Middle East, globalization, and environmental issues, and has won the Pulitzer Prize three times. Wikipedia
St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA
Bobby G

Bobby G (August 23, 1953-)

Bobby G is a member of pop group Bucks Fizz, best known for winning the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest and for achieving three UK number one hits with "Making Your Mind Up", "The Land of Make Believe" and "My Camera Never Lies". Wikipedia
Epsom, Surrey, England

Bob Gainey (December 13, 1953-)

Robert Michael "Le Capitaine" Gainey is the former executive vice president and general manager of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. He is currently a team consultant for the Dallas Stars. He is also a former professional ice hockey player who played for the Canadiens from 1973 until 1989. After retiring from active play, he... Wikipedia
Peterborough, ON, CAN

David Garrow (May 11, 1953-)

David J. Garrow is an American historian and author of the book 'Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference', which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. He is also the author of 'Liberty and Sexuality', a history of the legal struggles over reproductive rights in the U.S. prior to the Roe v.... Wikipedia

Peter Gelb (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Peter Gelb is an American arts administrator. Since August 2006, he has been General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Wikipedia
Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev (May 2, 1953-)

Valery Abisalovich Gergiev is a Russian conductor and opera company director. He is general director and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. Wikipedia
Moscow
Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen (June 12, 1953-)

Tess Gerritsen is an American novelist and retired physician. Wikipedia
San Diego, California, USA
Renée Geyer

Renée Geyer (September 11, 1953-)

Renée Rebecca Geyer is an Australian singer who has long been regarded as one of the finest exponents of jazz, soul and R&B idioms. She had commercial success as a solo artist in Australia, with "It's a Man's Man's World", "Heading in the Right Direction" and "Stares and Whispers" in the 1970s and "Say I Love You" in the 1980s. Geyer has also been... Wikipedia
Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney (October 23, 1953-)

Philip Alexander "Alex" Gibney is an American documentary film director and producer. In 2010, 'Esquire' magazine said Gibney "is becoming the most important documentarian of our time". Wikipedia
New York City
Nanci Griffith

Nanci Griffith (July 6, 1953-)

Nanci Caroline Griffith is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, reared in Austin, Texas, who currently lives in Nashville. Wikipedia
Seguin, Texas, U.S.
Paul Haggis

Paul Haggis (March 10, 1953-)

Paul Edward Haggis is a Canadian screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known as screenwriter and producer for consecutive Best Picture Oscar winners, 2004's 'Million Dollar Baby' and 2005's 'Crash', the latter of which he also directed. Wikipedia
London, Ontario, Canada
Joseph Halpern

Joseph Halpern (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Joseph Yehuda Halpern is a professor of computer science at Cornell University. Most of his research is on reasoning about knowledge and uncertainty. Wikipedia

Robert Harlan Henry (April 3, 1953-)

Robert Harlan Henry is a former U.S. judge and politician from Oklahoma who is the 17th and current President of Oklahoma City University. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Henry formerly served as the Attorney General of Oklahoma from 1986 to 1991, before resigning early in his second term to become the dean of the Oklahoma City University... Wikipedia
Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez (October 20, 1953-)

Keith Hernandez is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who played the majority of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets. Hernandez was a five-time All -Star who shared the 1979 NL MVP award, and won two World Series titles, one each with the Cardinals and Mets. Wikipedia
San Francisco, California
Andy Hertzfeld

Andy Hertzfeld (April 6, 1953-)

Andy Hertzfeld is an American computer scientist and inventor who was a member of the original Apple Macintosh development team during the 1980s. After buying an Apple II in January 1978, he went to work for Apple Computer from August 1979 until March 1984, where he was a designer for the Macintosh system software. Since leaving Apple, he has... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen (March 12, 1953-)

Carl Hiaasen is an American journalist, columnist, and novelist. Wikipedia
Plantation, Florida, USA

Greg Hicks (May 27, 1953-)

Greg Hicks is an English actor. He completed theatrical training at Rose Bruford College and has been a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company since 1976. He was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in the category "Best Actor of 2003" for his performance in 'Coriolanus' at the Old Vic and was awarded the 2003 Critics' Circle... Wikipedia
Leicester
Marcia Hines

Marcia Hines (July 20, 1953-)

Marcia Elaine Hines, AM, is an Australian vocalist, actress and TV personality. Hines made her debut, at the age of 16, in the Australian production of the stage musical 'Hair' and followed with the role of Mary Magdalene in 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. She achieved her greatest commercial successes as a recording artist during the late 1970s with... Wikipedia
James Horner

James Horner (August 14, 1953-)

James Roy Horner is an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film music. He is noted for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for frequent use of Celtic musical elements. Wikipedia
Los Angeles
Tom Hulce

Tom Hulce (December 6, 1953-)

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

Isabelle Huppert (March 16, 1953-)

Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert is a French actress of stage and screen. Since her debut in 1971, she has appeared in more than 100 film and television productions. She is the most nominated actress for the César Award, with 14 nominations. She was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1999 and was promoted to Officer in 2009. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Nancy Huston

Nancy Huston (September 16, 1953-)

Nancy Louise Huston, OC is a Canadian-born novelist and essayist who writes primarily in French and translates her own works into English. Wikipedia
Calgary, Canada
Amy Irving

Amy Irving (September 10, 1953-)

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Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Simcha Jacobovici

Simcha Jacobovici (April 4, 1953-)

Simcha Jacobovici is an Israeli Canadian film director, producer, freelance journalist, and writer. Wikipedia
Petah Tikva, Israel
Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Jean-Pierre Jeunet (September 3, 1953-)

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a French film director and screenwriter known for the films 'Delicatessen', 'The City of Lost Children', 'Alien: Resurrection' and 'Amélie'. Wikipedia
Roanne, Loire, France
Johnson (composer)

Johnson (composer) (March 26, 1953-August 18, 2011)

Johnson was an Indian film score composer and music director who has given music to some of the most important motion pictures of Malayalam cinema, including those for 'Koodevide', 'Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal', 'Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam', 'Vadakkunokkiyantram', 'Perumthachan', 'Njan Gandharvan', 'Ponthan Mada', and... Wikipedia
Thrissur
Chennai

Ron Judkins (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Ron Judkins is an American production sound mixer and writer-director. He has won two Academy Awards® for Best Sound and has been nominated for another three in the same category. He is also the winner of the BAFTA award for best sound for 'Schindler's List' in 1996. Judkins directed his first feature film, 'The Hi-Line' in 1998, and the project... Wikipedia
El Centro, California
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek (April 29, 1953-)

Jan Andrzej Paweł Kaczmarek is a Polish composer who has lived and worked in the United States since 1989. He has written the scores for more than 50 feature films and documentaries, including 'Finding Neverland', for which score he won an Academy Award and National Board of Review award. Other notable scores were for 'Hachi: A Dog's Tale',... Wikipedia
Konin, Poland

Brian Kerr (football manager) (March 3, 1953-)

Brian Kerr is an Irish football manager. He has managed two senior national teams. He managed his native Republic of Ireland national football team and most recently, the Faroe Islands national football team. He currently works as a studio analyst and co-commentator for RTÉ Sport and TV3. Wikipedia
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Sam Kinison

Sam Kinison (December 8, 1953-April 10, 1992)

Samuel Burl "Sam" Kinison was an American stand-up comedian and actor. He was known for his intense, harsh and politically incorrect humor. A former Pentecostal preacher, he performed stand-up routines that were most often characterized by an intense style, similar to enthusiastic preachers, punctuated by his trademark scream. Wikipedia
Yakima, Washington, U.S.
Needles, California, U.S.
Kitarō

Kitarō (February 4, 1953-)

Kitarō is a Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer and arranger who is regarded as a pioneer of New Age music. He is the winner of a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Wikipedia
Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Jan Kjærstad (March 6, 1953-)

Jan Kjærstad is a Norwegian author. Kjærstad is a theology graduate from MF Norwegian School of Theology and the University of Oslo. He has written a string of novels, short stories and essays and was editor of the literary magazine 'Vinduet'. He has received a number of prizes, the most important being the Nordic Council Literature Prize, which he... Wikipedia
Stephan W. Koch

Stephan W. Koch (May 23, 1953-)

Stephan W. Koch is a German theoretical physicist. He is professor at the University of Marburg and works on condensed-matter theory, many-body effects, and laser theory. He is best known for his seminal contributions to the optical and electronic properties of semiconductors, semiconductor quantum optics, and semiconductor laser designs. Major... Wikipedia
Frankfurt, Germany
Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman (February 28, 1953-)

Paul Robin Krugman is an American economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, Distinguished Scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a left-leaning... Wikipedia
Albany, New York, USA
Dany Laferrière

Dany Laferrière (April 13, 1953-)

Dany Laferrière is a Haitian Canadian novelist and journalist who writes in French. He was elected to the Académie française on 12 December 2013, and inducted in May 2015. Wikipedia
Port-au-Prince, Haïti

Richard Lancelyn Green (July 10, 1953-March 27, 2004)

Richard Lancelyn Green was a British scholar of Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, generally considered the world's foremost scholar of these topics. Wikipedia
Bebington, Cheshire, England
London, England
Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper (June 22, 1953-)

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT activist. Her career has spanned over 30 years. Her debut solo album 'She's So Unusual' was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the 'Billboard' Hot 100—"Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time", "She Bop", and "All Through the... Wikipedia
Queens, New York, United States
Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee (July 29, 1953-)

Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined what would become Rush in September 1968, at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson, replacing original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones. In addition to his composing, arranging, and... Wikipedia
North York, Ontario, Canada
Rustie Lee

Rustie Lee (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Rustie Lee was born in Jamaican, She is a English television personality, television chef, actress, singer and former politician. She appeared and participated in the Channel 5 reality-television show 'Celebrity Super Spa' in 2013. Wikipedia
Portland, Jamaica
Kay Lenz

Kay Lenz (March 4, 1953-)

Kay Lenz is an American actress. A former child performer, Lenz has worked primarily in television and has won two Emmy Awards. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Sixto Lezcano (November 28, 1953-)

Sixto Joaquin Lezcano Curras is a retired baseball player who played for 12 seasons as an outfielder in the Major Leagues between 1974 and 1985. He played for five teams in the Majors and won a Gold Glove during his career. Wikipedia
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Alex Lifeson

Alex Lifeson (August 27, 1953-)

Aleksandar Živojinović better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush. In the summer of 1968, Lifeson co-founded the band that would become Rush. Other co-founders are friend and drummer John Rutsey, bassist and lead vocalist Jeff Jones, and Jones's successor, current... Wikipedia
Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

Ger Loughnane (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Gerard "Ger" Loughnane is an Irish retired hurler who played as a right wing-back for the Clare senior team. Wikipedia
Feakle, County Clare

Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff (January 31, 1953-)

Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff is a German academic and senior judge. She sits on the second senate of the 'Bundesverfassungsgericht', having succeeded Jutta Limbach in this position in April 2002. Wikipedia
Arie Luyendyk

Arie Luyendyk (September 21, 1953-)

Arie Luyendyk, anglicised form of Arie Luijendijk is a Dutch auto racing driver, and two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. In 2014, he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. He is also known as "The Flying Dutchman". Wikipedia
Sommelsdijk, Netherlands
Baaba Maal

Baaba Maal (November 12, 1953-)

Baaba Maal is a Senegalese singer and guitarist born in Podor, on the Senegal River. He is well known in Africa and internationally is Senegal's most famous musician. In addition to acoustic guitar, he also plays percussion. He has released several albums, both for independent and major labels. In July 2003, he was made a UNDP Youth Emissary. Wikipedia
Podor, Senegal
John Mackey (businessman)

John Mackey (businessman) (August 15, 1953-)

John Mackey is an American businessman. He is the current co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food. Wikipedia
Houston, Texas
John Malkovich

John Malkovich (December 9, 1953-)

John Gavin Malkovich is an American actor. He has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures. For his roles in 'Places in the Heart' and 'In the Line of Fire', he received Academy Award nominations. He has also appeared in films such as 'Empire of the Sun', 'The Killing Fields', 'Con Air', 'Of Mice and Men', 'Being John Malkovich', 'Burn After... Wikipedia
Christopher, Illinois, U.S.
Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell (August 8, 1953-)

Nigel Ernest James Mansell is a British former racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship and the CART Indy Car World Series. Mansell was the reigning F1 champion when he moved over to CART, becoming the first person to win the CART title in his debut season, and making him the only person to hold both titles simultaneously. Wikipedia
Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire
Linda Martin

Linda Martin (April 17, 1953-)

Linda Martin is an Irish singer and television presenter. She is best known in Europe as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with the song "Why Me?", and in Ireland as a member of the 1970s/1980s band, Chips. Wikipedia
Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott (June 27, 1953-)

Alice McDermott is an American writer and university professor. For her 1998 novel 'Charming Billy' she won an American Book Award and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. Wikipedia
USA
Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller (November 3, 1953-)

Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, television personality, and radio personality. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Larry Miller (entertainer)

Larry Miller (entertainer) (October 15, 1953-)

Lawrence J. "Larry" Miller is an American actor, voice artist, comedian, podcaster, and columnist. Wikipedia
Valley Stream, New York, U.S.
Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina (May 24, 1953-)

Alfred Molina is an English actor, known for his roles in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'Spider-Man 2', 'Chocolat', ''The Da Vinci Code'', 'An Education', and 'Rango'. Wikipedia
Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
Alan Moore

Alan Moore (November 18, 1953-)

Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including 'Watchmen', 'V for Vendetta', and 'From Hell'. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, he has been called "one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years". He has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de... Wikipedia
Northampton, England
Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis (April 18, 1953-)

Frederick Allan "Rick" Moranis is a Canadian actor, comedian and a two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated writer. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Yolande Moreau

Yolande Moreau (February 27, 1953-)

Yolande Moreau is a Belgian comedian, actress, film director and screenwriter. She has won three César Award on four nominations. Wikipedia
Brussels, Belgium
Nanni Moretti

Nanni Moretti (August 19, 1953-)

Giovanni "Nanni" Moretti is an Italian film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. The Palme d'Or winner in 2001, in 2012 he was the President of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Wikipedia
Bruneck, South Tyrol, Italy
David Morse (actor)

David Morse (actor) (October 11, 1953-)

David Bowditch Morse is an American actor, singer, director, and writer. He first came to national attention as Dr. Jack Morrison in the medical drama series 'St. Elsewhere' from 1982 to 1988. He continued his film career with roles in 'Dancer in the Dark', 'The Indian Runner', 'The Negotiator', 'Contact', 'The Green Mile', 'Disturbia', 'The Long... Wikipedia
Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States

Andrew Morton (writer) (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Andrew David Morton is an English journalist and writer who has published biographies of royal figures such as Diana, Princess of Wales, and celebrity subjects including Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Monica Lewinsky; several of his books have been unauthorised and contain contested assertions. Wikipedia
Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, UK
Ulrich Mühe

Ulrich Mühe (June 20, 1953-July 22, 2007)

Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe was a German film, television and theatre actor. He played the role of Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler in the Oscar-winning film 'Das Leben der Anderen', for which he received the gold award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, at the 'Deutscher Filmpreis'; and the Best Actor Award at the 2006 European Film Awards. Wikipedia
Grimma, Saxony, Germany
Walbeck, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Herta Müller

Herta Müller (August 17, 1953-)

Herta Müller is a German novelist, poet, essayist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Nițchidorf, Timiș County in Romania, her native language is German. Since the early 1990s she has been internationally established, and her works have been translated into more than twenty languages. Wikipedia
Nițchidorf, Timiș County, Romania

Lasse Myrvold (July 10, 1953-September 3, 2006)

Lasse Mustafa Myrvold was a Norwegian musician and composer. He was raised in Stavanger, but is first and foremost known as a part of the Bergen Wave, with the pioneering Norwegian band The Aller Værste! and their Spellemannprisen winning album 'Materialtretthet'. Wikipedia
Stavanger, Norway
Bergen, Norway

T. S. Nagabharana (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Talakadu Srinivasaiah Nagabharana is an Indian film director, in the Kannada film industry and one of the pioneers of the parallel Cinema. He is one of the few film directors to have straddled both the mainstream as well as parallel cinema worlds. Wikipedia
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Kevin Nealon

Kevin Nealon (November 18, 1953-)

Kevin Nealon is an American actor and comedian, best known as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' from 1986 to 1995, acting in several of the Happy Madison films, for playing Doug Wilson on the Showtime series 'Weeds', and providing the voice of the title character, Glenn Martin, on 'Glenn Martin, DDS'. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

John Nelson (visual effects artist) (July 21, 1953-)

John Nelson is a Visual effects supervisor and a 1976 graduate of the University of Michigan. He won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 73rd Academy Awards, for his work on the film 'Gladiator'. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for supervising the visual effects in the films 'I, Robot' and 'Iron... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan

Chris Nyst (November 1953-)

Chris Nyst in Blackall, Queensland, is an Australian solicitor and crime fiction writer. Wikipedia
Blackall, Queensland

James Oakes (historian) (December 19, 1953-)

James Oakes is an American historian, and is a Distinguished Professor of History and Graduate School Humanities Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York where he teaches history courses on the American Civil War and Reconstruction, Slavery, the Old South, Abolitionism and U.S. and World History. He taught previously at... Wikipedia
Tom Orzechowski

Tom Orzechowski (March 1, 1953-)

Tom Orzechowski is a comic book letterer, primarily known for his work on 'Uncanny X-Men'. Over the course of Orzechowski's career, he has lettered something on the order of 6,000 pages of Chris Claremont's scripts. Wikipedia
Michigan
Robert Parish

Robert Parish (August 30, 1953-)

Robert Lee Parish is a retired American basketball center. He was known for his strong defense and jump shooting, and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. In 1996, Parish was also named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. His nickname was The Chief, after the fictitious Chief Bromden, a silent, giant Native American... Wikipedia
Shreveport, Louisiana
T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

T. Jefferson Parker is an American novelist. Parker's books are police procedurals set in Southern California. Wikipedia

Steve Pool (November 5, 1953-)

Steve Pool is the principal weather anchor for KOMO-TV in Seattle, having joined the station as an intern while attending the University of Washington. He joined in 1977 as KOMO's principal science reporter, in addition to serving as weekend news anchor and weather forecaster. Wikipedia
Paul Quarrington

Paul Quarrington (July 22, 1953-January 21, 2010)

Paul Lewis Quarrington was a Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator. Wikipedia
Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen (July 8, 1953-)

Anna Marie Quindlen is an American author, journalist, and opinion columnist whose 'New York Times' column, 'Public and Private', won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992. She began her journalism career in 1974 as a reporter for the 'New York Post'. Between 1977 and 1994 she held several posts at 'The New York Times'. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Martha Raddatz

Martha Raddatz (February 14, 1953-)

Martha Raddatz is an American reporter with ABC News. She is the network's Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent. She reports for ABC's 'World News Tonight with David Muir', 'Nightline', and other network broadcasts. In addition to her work for ABC News, Raddatz has written for 'The New Republic' and is a frequent guest on PBS's 'Washington Week'.... Wikipedia
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Rita Rudner

Rita Rudner (September 17, 1953-)

Rita Rudner is an American comedian, writer and actress. Wikipedia
Miami, Florida, United States

David Russell (guitarist) (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

David Russell is a classical guitarist. He plays Matthias Dammann guitars. Wikipedia

Lisa St Aubin de Terán (October 2, 1953-)

Lisa St Aubin de Terán is an English novelist, writer of autobiographical fictions, and memoirist. Her father was the Guyanese writer Jan Carew. Wikipedia
Losang Samten

Losang Samten (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Losang Samten is an American Tibetan scholar, sand mandala artist, former Buddhist monk, and Spiritual Director of the Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia. He is one of only an estimated 30 people, worldwide, qualified to teach the traditional art of Tibetan sandpainting. He has written two books and helped to create the first Tibetan sand... Wikipedia
Chung Ribuce, Ü-Tsang, Tibet

Robert Schenkkan (March 19, 1953-)

Robert Frederic Schenkkan, Jr. is an American playwright, screenwriter, and actor. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1992 for his work 'The Kentucky Cycle', and his drama 'All the Way' earned the 2014 Tony Award for best play. Wikipedia
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
András Schiff

András Schiff (December 21, 1953-)

Sir András Schiff is a Hungarian-born classical pianist and conductor. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub (October 9, 1953-)

Anthony Marcus "Tony" Shalhoub is an American actor. His television work includes the roles of Antonio Scarpacci in 'Wings' and detective Adrian Monk in the TV series 'Monk', for which he has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, two Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in... Wikipedia
Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.

Yoko Shimada (May 17, 1953-)

Yōko Shimada is a Japanese actress. She is best known to Western audiences for her portrayal of "Mariko" in the 1980 miniseries 'Shōgun'. Wikipedia
Kumamoto, Japan

Jerome Smith (musician) (June 18, 1953-July 28, 2000)

Jerome Smith was a guitarist at TK Records in Miami, Florida, who was a member of KC and the Sunshine Band. Wikipedia
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Leon Spinks

Leon Spinks (July 11, 1953-)

Leon Spinks is an American former boxer, who had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and three draws as a professional, with 14 of those wins by knockout. He is the only man to hold titles in both boxing and wrestling. In only his eighth professional bout, Spinks won the undisputed world heavyweight championship when he beat Muhammad Ali on... Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri
Srividya

Srividya (July 24, 1953-October 19, 2006)

Sreevidya also known as Srividya, was an Indian film actress who appeared in films in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries for 40 years. In the latter part of her career, she concentrated on Malayalam films. Her portrayals as a mother in many films were highly acclaimed. In addition to acting, she occasionally worked as a playback singer as... Wikipedia
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Trivandrum, Kerala
Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman (March 16, 1953-)

Richard Matthew Stallman, often known by his initials, rms, is a software freedom activist and computer programmer. He campaigns for software to be distributed in a manner such that its users receive the freedoms to use, study, distribute and modify that software. Software that ensures these freedoms is termed free software. He is best known for... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City
Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen (February 8, 1953-)

Mary Nell Steenburgen is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing the role of Lynda Dummar in Jonathan Demme's 1980 film 'Melvin and Howard'. Wikipedia
Newport, Arkansas, U.S.
Kathleen Sullivan (journalist)

Kathleen Sullivan (journalist) (May 17, 1953-)

Kathleen Sullivan is an American television journalist. Wikipedia
Pasadena, California, United States
Bruce Sutter

Bruce Sutter (January 8, 1953-)

Howard Bruce Sutter is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher. He was arguably the first pitcher to make effective use of the splitter. Wikipedia
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Russ Taff

Russ Taff (November 11, 1953-)

Russell Taff is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country music, and rhythm and blues. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials. One of his best-known performances is the song "Praise The Lord".... Wikipedia
Farmersville, California, U.S.
Bramwell Tovey

Bramwell Tovey (July 11, 1953-)

Bramwell Tovey is a British conductor and composer. Wikipedia
Ilford, Essex

David Trinidad (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

David Trinidad is an American poet. Wikipedia
Massimo Troisi

Massimo Troisi (February 19, 1953-June 4, 1994)

Massimo Troisi was an Italian actor, film director, and poet. He is best known for his role as Mario Ruoppolo in the 1994 film 'Il Postino'. Wikipedia
San Giorgio a Cremano, Naples, Campania, Italy
Ostia, Rome, Italy
Stu Ungar

Stu Ungar (September 8, 1953-November 22, 1998)

Stuart Errol "Stu" Ungar was a professional poker, blackjack, and gin rummy player, widely regarded to have been the greatest Texas hold 'em and gin player of all time. Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York
Las Vegas, Nevada
Midge Ure

Midge Ure (October 10, 1953-)

James "Midge" Ure, OBE is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive form of his given name. Wikipedia
Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Vairamuthu

Vairamuthu (July 13, 1953-)

Vairamuthu is a Tamil poet and lyricist. Wikipedia
Vadugapatti, Theni District, Tamil Nadu, India
Christine Van Broeckhoven

Christine Van Broeckhoven (April 9, 1953-)

Christine Van Broeckhoven is a Belgian molecular biologist and professor in Molecular genetics at the University of Antwerp. She is also leading the VIB Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Antwerp of the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology. Christine Van Broeckhoven does research on Alzheimer dementia, bipolar mental disorders and... Wikipedia

Peter Van Sant (February 21, 1953-)

Peter Van Sant is an American television news reporter and correspondent for '48 Hours Mystery'. Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington
Meredith Vieira

Meredith Vieira (December 30, 1953-)

Meredith Vieira is an American journalist and talk show and game show host. She is known for serving as the original moderator of the ABC talk show 'The View', and for co-hosting the long-running NBC News morning news program 'Today'. She is also known for being the original host of the U.S. syndicated version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire',... Wikipedia
East Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Grete Waitz

Grete Waitz (October 1, 1953-April 19, 2011)

Grete Waitz was a Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder. Waitz won nine New York City Marathons between 1978 and 1988, more than any other runner in history. She also won a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway

Stephen Warbeck (May 3, 1953-)

Stephen Warbeck is an English composer, best known for his film and television scores. Wikipedia
Southampton
Andrew Wiles

Andrew Wiles (April 11, 1953-)

Sir Andrew John Wiles, KBE, FRS is a British mathematician and a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford, specialising in number theory. He is most notable for proving Fermat's Last Theorem. Wikipedia
Cambridge, England

Roberta Williams (February 16, 1953-)

Roberta Williams is an American video game designer, writer and a co-founder of Sierra On-Line, who developed her first game while living in Simi Valley, California. She is most famous for her pioneering work in the field of graphic adventure games with titles such as 'Mystery House', the 'King's Quest' series, and 'Phantasmagoria'. She is married... Wikipedia

Vickie Winans (October 18, 1953-)

Vickie Winans is an American Gospel recording artist. Wikipedia

Don Winslow (October 31, 1953-)

Don Winslow is an American author most recognized for his crime and mystery novels. Many of his books are set in California. He has published a series of five novels that have a private investigator named Neal Carey as their main character. 'Savages' has attracted critical acclaim, with the 'New York Times' describing it as a "startling bid for... Wikipedia
New York, New York
Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood (May 19, 1953-)

Victoria Wood CBE is an English comedian, actor, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and director. Wood has written and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act is interspersed with her own compositions, which she accompanies on piano. Wood also composed and performed the theme music for her award winning BBC sitcom... Wikipedia
Prestwich, Lancashire, England

Paula L. Woods (<a href="/born/year/1953" title="Celebrities Born in 1953">1953</a>-)

Paula L Woods is an African-American crime novelist. Her 1999 novel, 'Inner City Blues', won the Macavity Award for best first mystery and was followed by other novels featuring its heroine, L.A. policewoman Charlotte Justice. She has also edited an anthology of African-American crime and suspense literature, and co-edited some other African... Wikipedia
Pia Zadora

Pia Zadora (May 4, 1953-)

Pia Zadora is an American actress and singer. After working as a child actress on Broadway, in regional theater, and in the film 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians'. She came to national attention in 1981 when, following her starring role in the highly criticized 'Butterfly', she won a Golden Globe Award as New Star of the Year and the Golden... Wikipedia
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Steven Zaillian (January 30, 1953-)

__NOTOC__ Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay 'Schindler's List' and he has been nominated for 'Awakenings', 'Gangs of New York' and 'Moneyball'. He was... Wikipedia
Fresno, California

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