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Joan Allen

Joan Allen (August 20, 1956-)

Joan Allen is an American actress, who has worked in theatre, film and television. She is a Tony Award winner, and a three-time Academy Award nominee. Wikipedia
Rochelle, Illinois, U.S.
K. A. Applegate

K. A. Applegate (October 9, 1956-)

Katherine Alice Applegate is an American writer, best known as the author of the 'Animorphs', 'Remnants', 'Everworld' and other book series. She won the 2013 Newbery Medal for her children's novel 'The One and Only Ivan'. Applegate's most popular books are science fiction, fantasy, and adventure novels. She won the Best New Children's Book Series... Wikipedia
Michigan, United States
Frances Arnold

Frances Arnold (July 25, 1956-)

Frances Hamilton Arnold is an internationally recognized American scientist and engineer. She pioneered methods of directed evolution to create useful biological systems, including enzymes, metabolic pathways, genetic regulatory circuits, and organisms. She is the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and... Wikipedia
Guy Babylon

Guy Babylon (December 20, 1956-September 2, 2009)

Guy Babylon was a keyboardist/composer, most noted for his work with Elton John. Wikipedia
New Windsor, Maryland

Brian Backer (December 5, 1956-)

Brian Backer is an American actor who has starred in film and on television. He is best known for his role in the 1982 hit comedy film 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' as shy teenager Mark "Rat" Ratner. His other films include the 1985 comedy film 'Moving Violations' and the 1987 comedy film 'Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol'. Wikipedia
U.S.A.
Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer (March 24, 1956-)

Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer is an American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014, and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers., his personal wealth is estimated at US$20.6 billion, ranking number 23 on the Forbes 400. It was announced on August 23, 2013, that he would step down... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, US
Paris Barclay

Paris Barclay (June 30, 1956-)

Paris K.C. Barclay is an American television director and producer, and the President of the Directors Guild of America. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner and is among the busiest single-camera television directors, having directed nearly 150 episodes of television to date, for series such as 'NYPD Blue', 'ER', 'The West Wing', 'CSI', 'Lost', 'The... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes (April 28, 1956-)

James Dixon Swan, better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter. His father, Jim Swan, was a prizefighter and his older brother John Swan also works as a rock singer. It was actually John who had encouraged and taught Jim how to sing as he wasn't really interested at the time. His career both as a solo performer... Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry (January 2, 1956-)

Lynda Jean Barry is an American cartoonist and author. Barry is best known for her weekly comic strip 'Ernie Pook's Comeek'. She garnered attention with her 1988 illustrated novel 'The Good Times are Killing Me', about an interracial friendship between two young girls, which was made into a play. Her second illustrated novel 'Cruddy' appeared in... Wikipedia
Richland Center, Wisconsin

Hinton Battle (November 29, 1956-)

Hinton Battle is an American actor, singer, dancer, and dance instructor. He has won three Tony Awards, all in the category of Featured Actor in a Musical. He was the first to portray the Scarecrow in the stage version of 'The Wiz'. Wikipedia
Neubrücke, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Steven Bauer

Steven Bauer (December 2, 1956-)

Steven Bauer is a Cuban-American actor. He is known for his role as Manny Rivera in the 1983 film 'Scarface', his role as Don Eladio in the AMC drama series 'Breaking Bad', and his role on the bilingual PBS show '¿Qué Pasa, USA?'. Wikipedia
Havana, Cuba

Patrick Besson (June 1, 1956-)

Patrick Besson is a French writer and journalist. Wikipedia
Larry Bird

Larry Bird (December 7, 1956-)

Larry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Since retiring as a player, he has been a mainstay in the Indiana Pacers organization, currently serving as team president. Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird started at... Wikipedia
West Baden, Indiana
Dominique Blanc

Dominique Blanc (April 25, 1956-)

Dominique Blanc is a French actress. Wikipedia
Lyon, France
Suzy Bogguss

Suzy Bogguss (December 30, 1956-)

Susan Kay "Suzy" Bogguss is an American country music singer and songwriter. Bogguss began her career in the early 1980s as a solo singer. In the 1990s, she released one platinum and three gold albums and charted six top ten singles, winning the Academy of Country Music's award for Top New Female Vocalist and the Country Music Association's Horizon... Wikipedia
Aledo, Illinois, United States
Björn Borg

Björn Borg (June 6, 1956-)

Björn Rune Borg is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. Between 1974 and 1981 he won 11 Grand Slam singles titles. He won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and six French Open singles titles. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Miguel Bosé

Miguel Bosé (April 3, 1956-)

Luis Miguel González, usually known as Miguel Bosé, is a Latin Grammy-winning Spanish musician and actor. Bosé became an honorary Colombian citizen in 2010. Wikipedia
Aries, Panama
Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle (October 20, 1956-)

Daniel "Danny" Boyle is an English film director, producer, screenwriter and theatre director, known for his work on films such as 'Shallow Grave', 'Trainspotting', 'The Beach', '28 Days Later', 'Slumdog Millionaire', 'Sunshine', and '127 Hours'. Boyle's 2008 film 'Slumdog Millionaire' was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won 8, including the... Wikipedia
Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, UK
Brahmanandam

Brahmanandam (February 1, 1956-)

Brahmanandam Kanneganti, is an Indian film actor and comedian. Hailing from Sattenapalli in Andhra Pradesh, he mostly acts in Telugu films. Prior to films, he was a Telugu lecturer in Attili, a town in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most screen credits for a living actor. He was... Wikipedia
Sattenapalli, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Kari Bremnes

Kari Bremnes (December 9, 1956-)

Kari Bremnes is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. Wikipedia
Svolvær, Norway
Jane Bunnett

Jane Bunnett (October 22, 1956-)

Jane Bunnett is a Canadian soprano saxophonist, flautist and bandleader known for her Afro-Cuban jazz melodies. She travels regularly to Cuba to perform with Cuban musicians. She "...studied for a career as a classical pianist before turning at 20 to jazz and to flute and soprano saxophone." Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario
Charles M. Carrillo

Charles M. Carrillo (<a href="/born/year/1956" title="Celebrities Born in 1956">1956</a>-)

Charles M. Carrillo is an American artist, author, and archeologist known particularly for creating art using Spanish colonial techniques that reflect 18th-century Spanish New Mexico. Carrillo's works have shown throughout the country and are a part of many permanent collections in museums in the United States including the Smithsonian American Art... Wikipedia
David Caruso

David Caruso (January 7, 1956-)

David Stephen Caruso is an American actor and producer. His most prominent role is the portrayal of Lieutenant Horatio Caine on the TV series 'CSI: Miami' and as Detective John Kelly on the ABC crime drama 'NYPD Blue'. He also appeared in movies such as 'First Blood', 'Kiss of Death', 'Jade' and 'Proof of Life'. Wikipedia
Forest Hills, Queens, New York, U.S.
Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall (August 21, 1956-)

Kim Victoria Cattrall is an English-Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO romantic comedy series 'Sex and the City', which earned her the 2002 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2005, 'TV Guide' ranked her number eight on its "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" list. Wikipedia
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Julio Chávez

Julio Chávez (July 14, 1956-)

Julio Chávez is an Argentine film and television actor. Wikipedia

Ed Christie (May 20, 1956-)

Ed Christie is an art director and puppet designer. Christie started out as an intern with Henson Associates in 1978. He graduated from UMass Amherst with a BFA/Education in 1979. Wikipedia
Sebastian Coe

Sebastian Coe (September 29, 1956-)

Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe, often referred to as Seb Coe or Lord Coe, is a British politician and former track and field athlete. As a middle-distance runner, Coe won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984. He set eight outdoor and three indoor world records in middle-distance track... Wikipedia
Hammersmith, London, England
Eileen Collins

Eileen Collins (November 19, 1956-)

Eileen Marie Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work. Colonel Collins has logged 38 days 8 hours and 10 minutes in outer space. Collins... Wikipedia
Elmira, New York
Ray Combs

Ray Combs (April 3, 1956-June 2, 1996)

Raymond Neil "Ray" Combs, Jr. was an American comedian, actor, and game show host. Wikipedia
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Glendale, California, United States
Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly (July 21, 1956-)

Michael Connelly is an American author of detective novels and other crime fiction, notably those featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. His books, which have been translated into 39 languages, have garnered him many awards. Connelly was the President of the Mystery Writers of America from... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, PA, USA
David Copperfield (illusionist)

David Copperfield (illusionist) (September 16, 1956-)

David Copperfield is an American illusionist, and has been described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. Wikipedia
Metuchen, New Jersey, United States
Tyler Coppin

Tyler Coppin (November 9, 1956-)

Tyler Coppin is an American-Australian actor, playwright, and American dialect coach for actors in film, television and theatre. Wikipedia
Sacramento, California

Normand Corbeil (April 6, 1956-January 25, 2013)

Normand Corbeil was a Canadian composer known for his work on films, video games and television. Wikipedia
Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell (June 9, 1956-)

Patricia Cornwell is a contemporary American crime writer. She is widely known for writing a popular series of novels featuring the heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies. Wikipedia
Miami, Florida, United States
Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston (March 7, 1956-)

Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director and producer. Wikipedia
San Fernando, California, United States
Wendy Crewson

Wendy Crewson (May 9, 1956-)

Wendy Jane Crewson is a Canadian actress and producer. Wikipedia
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis (November 8, 1956-)

Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, CBE is an English screenwriter, producer and film director, who was born in New Zealand to Australian parents. One of Britain's most successful comedy screenwriters, he is known primarily for romantic comedy films such as 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Bridget Jones's Diary', 'Notting Hill', and 'Love Actually', as... Wikipedia
Wellington, New Zealand
Geena Davis

Geena Davis (January 21, 1956-)

Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. Wikipedia
Wareham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Howard Davis, Jr.

Howard Davis, Jr. (February 14, 1956-)

Howard Edward Davis, Jr. is a retired world-class American amateur and professional boxer. Growing up on Long Island as the eldest of 10 children, Davis first learned boxing from his father. After being inspired by a movie about Muhammad Ali, Davis embarked on his amateur career. He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal one week after his mother died. He... Wikipedia
Glen Cove, New York
Jody Davis (baseball)

Jody Davis (baseball) (November 12, 1956-)

Jody Richard Davis is an American former professional baseball player and minor league manager. He was a catcher in the Major League Baseball with the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves from to . Wikipedia
Gainesville, Georgia
Sunny Deol

Sunny Deol (October 19, 1956-)

Sunny Deol is an Indian film actor, director and producer. He is the son of veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra and the elder brother of actor Bobby Deol. During the duration of his career, he has won 2 Filmfare Awards, as well as 2 National Film Awards. Wikipedia
New Delhi, India
Stephen Dillane

Stephen Dillane (November 30, 1956-)

Stephen J. Dillane is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Leonard Woolf in 'The Hours', Glen Foy in 'Goal!', Stannis Baratheon in 'Game of Thrones' and American politician Thomas Jefferson in the HBO miniseries 'John Adams', a role which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or... Wikipedia
Kensington, London, England, UK

Gilberto Dimenstein (August 28, 1956-)

Gilberto Dimenstein is a Brazilian journalist. He is currently a columnist at the newspaper 'Folha de S.Paulo', of which he is also a member of the editorial council. He also keeps a column at CBN radio. Wikipedia

Maciej Drygas (<a href="/born/year/1956" title="Celebrities Born in 1956">1956</a>-)

Maciej Drygas is a Polish documentary filmmaker. Wikipedia
Łódź, Poland
Anne Dudley

Anne Dudley (May 7, 1956-)

Anne Dudley is an English composer and pop musician. Dudley was the first BBC Concert Orchestra's Composer in Association in 2001. Dudley has worked in both the classical and pop genres, but she is perhaps best known as one of the core members of the synthpop band Art of Noise and as a film composer. Wikipedia
Chatham, Kent, England
Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy (January 27, 1956-)

Joseph "Joe" Duffy is an Irish broadcaster employed by Raidió Teilifís Éireann. One of RTÉ's highest earning stars, he is the current presenter of 'Liveline', which is broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1, Monday - Fridays between 13:45 and 15:00. He has defended his high earnings on rival network TV3. Wikipedia
Mountjoy Square, Dublin
Robert Edric

Robert Edric (<a href="/born/year/1956" title="Celebrities Born in 1956">1956</a>-)

Robert Edric is the pseudonym of Gary Edric Armitage, a British novelist born in Sheffield. Nick Rennison has suggested that Edric might be "the finest and most adventurous writer of historical fiction of his generation". Wikipedia

David B. Feinberg (November 25, 1956-November 2, 1994)

David Barish Feinberg was an American writer and AIDS activist. Wikipedia
William Fichtner

William Fichtner (November 27, 1956-)

William Edward Fichtner is an American actor. He has appeared in a number of notable films and TV series. He is known for his roles as Sheriff Tom Underlay in the cult favorite television series 'Invasion', Alexander Mahone on 'Prison Break', 'The Lone Ranger' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. Wikipedia
Mitchel Air Force Base, East Meadow, New York, U.S.
Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery (January 28, 1956-)

Timothy Fridtjof "Tim" Flannery is an Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist and global warming activist. He was the Chief Commissioner of the Climate Commission, a Federal Government body providing information on climate change to the Australian public. On 23 September 2013 Flannery announced that he would join other sacked... Wikipedia
Melbourne, Victoria
Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh (July 11, 1956-)

Amitav Ghosh, is a Bengali Indian author best known for his work in English fiction. Wikipedia
Kolkata, India
Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson (January 3, 1956-)

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson is an American actor and filmmaker. He is most well known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the 'Lethal Weapon' buddy cop film series and Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the 'Mad Max' post-apocalyptic action series. Wikipedia
Peekskill, New York, United States
Tony Gilroy

Tony Gilroy (September 11, 1956-)

Anthony Joseph "Tony" Gilroy is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the 'Bourne' series starring Matt Damon, among other successful films, and directed the fourth film of the franchise. He was nominated for Academy Awards for his direction and script for 'Michael Clayton', starring George Clooney. Gilroy wrote and... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, USA

John Godber (May 18, 1956-)

John Harry Godber is an English dramatist, known mainly for his observational comedies. In the 'Plays and Players Yearbook' for 1993 he was calculated as the third most performed playwright in the UK behind William Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn. Godber has been creative director of the Theatre Royal Wakefield since 2011. He has a wife and two... Wikipedia
Upton, West Yorkshire, England
Julie Gold

Julie Gold (February 3, 1956-)

Julie Gold is a New York singer-songwriter. She is best known for her musical composition "From a Distance," which became a big hit for Bette Midler and won Gold the Grammy for Song of the Year in 1991. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Shane Gould

Shane Gould (November 23, 1956-)

Shane Elizabeth Gould, MBE is an Australian former competition swimmer who won three gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier (June 30, 1956-)

David Alan Grier, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work on the sketch comedy television show 'In Living Color'. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Herbert Grönemeyer

Herbert Grönemeyer (April 12, 1956-)

Herbert Arthur Wiglev Clamor Grönemeyer is a German musician and actor, popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He starred as war correspondent Lieutenant Werner in Wolfgang Petersen's movie 'Das Boot', but later concentrated on his musical career. His fifth album '4630 Bochum' and his 11th album 'Mensch' are the third and first best-selling... Wikipedia
Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Luis Guzmán

Luis Guzmán (August 28, 1956-)

Luis Guzmán is a Puerto Rican-born American actor, who is known for his character work. For much of Guzmán's career, he has played character roles largely as sidekicks, thugs, or policemen. Wikipedia
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall (February 12, 1956-)

Arsenio Cheron Hall, Sr. is an American comedian and talk show host. He is best known for hosting 'The Arsenio Hall Show', a late-night talk show that ran from 1989 until 1994, and a revival of the same show from 2013 to 2014. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio
Dorothy Hamill

Dorothy Hamill (July 26, 1956-)

Dorothy Stuart Hamill is a retired American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1976 World champion. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks (July 9, 1956-)

Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in 'Big', 'Philadelphia', 'Forrest Gump', 'Apollo 13', 'Saving Private Ryan', 'You've Got Mail', 'The Green Mile', 'Cast Away', 'The Da Vinci Code', 'Captain Phillips', and 'Saving Mr. Banks', as well as for his voice work in the animated films 'The Polar... Wikipedia
Concord, California
Amira Hass

Amira Hass (June 28, 1956-)

Amira Hass is an Israeli journalist and author, mostly known for her columns in the daily newspaper 'Haaretz'. She is particularly recognized for her reporting on Palestinian affairs in the West Bank and Gaza, where she has also lived for a number of years. Wikipedia
Jerusalem

David Hempleman-Adams (October 10, 1956-)

David Kim Hempleman-Adams, LVO, OBE, CStJ, DL is a British industrialist and adventurer. Wikipedia
Swindon
Peter Hook

Peter Hook (February 13, 1956-)

Peter Hook is an English bass player, musician, singer, DJ, nightclub owner and author. Hook was a co-founder of the seminal post-punk band Joy Division along with Bernard Sumner in the mid-1970s. Following the death of lead singer Ian Curtis, the band reformed as the modern rock band, New Order, and Hook played bass with them until his departure... Wikipedia
Broughton, Salford, England
Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq (February 26, 1956-)

Michel Houellebecq is an award-winning French author, filmmaker, and poet. Having written poetry and a biographical essay on the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, he published his first novel, 'Whatever', in 1994. 'Atomised' followed in 1998, and 'Platform' in 2001. He published a book of poems 'Le Sens de Combat' in 1996. Wikipedia
Réunion island, France

Jim Hughson (October 9, 1956-)

Jim Hughson is a Canadian sportscaster, best known for his play-by-play of National Hockey League and Toronto Blue Jays baseball games. Since 2008, he has been the lead play-by-play announcer for 'Hockey Night in Canada'. Wikipedia
Fort St. John, British Columbia

Nicholas Hytner (May 7, 1956-)

Sir Nicholas Robert Hytner is a theatre and film director. He was previously the Artistic Director of London's National Theatre. His major successes while director include 'Miss Saigon', 'The History Boys' and 'One Man, Two Guvnors'. Wikipedia
Manchester, England
Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson (June 23, 1956-)

Randall Darius "Randy" Jackson is an American bassist, former television music competition judge, singer, record producer, entrepreneur and television personality. He is best known from his former work as a judge on 'American Idol' and executive producer for MTV's 'America's Best Dance Crew'. Jackson has won a Grammy Award as a producer. Wikipedia
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US
Dale Jarrett

Dale Jarrett (November 26, 1956-)

Dale Arnold Jarrett is a former American race car driver and current sports commentator known for winning the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship. He is the son of two-time Grand National Champion Ned Jarrett, younger brother of Glenn Jarrett; a former NASCAR driver himself and pit commentator, father of former driver Jason Jarrett, and... Wikipedia
Newton, North Carolina
Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison (October 17, 1956-)

Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle 'Endeavour' on September 12, 1992. After her medical education and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 to 1987, when she was selected by... Wikipedia
Decatur, Alabama
Ernie Johnson, Jr.

Ernie Johnson, Jr. (August 7, 1956-)

Ernest Thorwald "Ernie" Johnson, Jr. is a sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports. Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cherry Jones

Cherry Jones (November 21, 1956-)

Cherry Jones is an American actress who is most noted for her work on Broadway. She has won two Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards and an Emmy Award. Wikipedia
Paris, Tennessee, United States
Cynthia Kadohata

Cynthia Kadohata (July 2, 1956-)

Cynthia Kadohata is a Japanese American children's writer known best for winning the Newbery Medal in 2005. She won the U.S. National Book Award in 2013. Kadohata was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her first published short story appeared in 'The New Yorker' in 1986. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor (December 24, 1956-)

Anil Kapoor is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in many Bollywood films and more recently international films. Kapoor's career has spanned almost 25 years as an actor, he turned into producer with the critically acclaimed movie 'Gandhi, My Father'. Wikipedia
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Satish Kaushik

Satish Kaushik (April 13, 1956-)

Satish Kaushik is an Indian film director, producer and actor in primarily Hindi films and theatre. Wikipedia
Delhi
David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley (April 4, 1956-)

David Edward Kelley is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of 'Picket Fences', 'Chicago Hope', 'The Practice', 'Ally McBeal', 'Boston Public', 'Boston Legal', and 'Harry's Law' as well as several films. Kelley is one of very few screenwriters to have created shows aired on all four top commercial U.S. television... Wikipedia
Waterville, Maine, U.S.
Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr (February 22, 1956-)

Philip Kerr is a British author. Wikipedia
Birmingham
Steve Kirsch

Steve Kirsch (December 24, 1956-)

Steven Todd Kirsch is an American serial entrepreneur who has started six companies: Mouse Systems, Frame Technology Corp., Infoseek, Propel, Abaca, and OneID. He invented and owns a patent on an early version of the optical mouse. After bringing multiple successful startup companies through IPO and corporate buy-out, he became a multi-millionaire.... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Hanne Krogh

Hanne Krogh (January 24, 1956-)

Hanne Krogh Sundbø is a Norwegian singer and actress from Haugesund. She is well known for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 with Elisabeth Andreassen. Wikipedia
Haugesund
Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner (July 16, 1956-)

Anthony Robert "Tony" Kushner is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play 'Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes'. He co-authored with Eric Roth the screenplay for the 2005 film 'Munich', and he wrote the screenplay for the 2012 film 'Lincoln', both critically acclaimed... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane (February 3, 1956-)

Nathan Lane is an American actor and writer. He is known for his roles as Albert in 'The Birdcage', Max Bialystock in the musical 'The Producers', Ernie Smuntz in 'MouseHunt', Nathan Detroit in 'Guys and Dolls', Pseudolus in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum', his voice work as Snowbell in 'Stuart Little' and Timon in 'The Lion King',... Wikipedia
Jersey City, New Jersey
Carol Leifer

Carol Leifer (July 27, 1956-)

Carol Leifer is an American comedian, writer, producer and actor whose career as a stand-up comedian started in the 1970s when she was in college. David Letterman discovered her performing in a comedy club in the 1980s and she has since been a guest on 'Late Night with David Letterman' over twenty-five times as well as numerous other shows and... Wikipedia
East Williston, New York, U.S.
Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard (May 17, 1956-)

Sugar Ray Leonard is an American former professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor. He was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, won world titles in five weight divisions, and defeated future fellow International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Wilfred Benítez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Durán, and Marvin Hagler.... Wikipedia
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Paul Levitz

Paul Levitz (October 21, 1956-)

Paul Levitz is an American comic book writer, editor and executive. The president of DC Comics from 2002–2009, he has worked for the company for over 35 years in a wide variety of roles. Along with publisher Jenette Kahn and managing editor Dick Giordano, Levitz was responsible for hiring such writers as Marv Wolfman and Alan Moore, artists such as... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Mitchell Lichtenstein (March 10, 1956-)

Mitchell Wilson Lichtenstein is an American actor, writer, producer and director. Wikipedia

Tawny Little (September 15, 1956-)

Tawny Little, Miss America 1976 and Miss New York 1975 is an American television personality. Wikipedia
Portland, Maine, U.S.

Marjie Lundstrom (<a href="/born/year/1956" title="Celebrities Born in 1956">1956</a>-)

Marjie Lundstrom, a reporter and senior writer for 'The Sacramento Bee', was a 1991 recipient of a journalism Pulitzer Prize. Lundstrom and Rochelle Sharp of New York—at the time, both reporters for Gannett News Service, based in Washington, DC—were jointly awarded the prize for National Reporting for a series of stories they wrote about child... Wikipedia

Dieter Lüst (September 21, 1956-)

Dieter Lüst is a German physicist, full professor for mathematical physics at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich since 2004 and a director of the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich. His research focusses on string theory. In 2000, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which is the... Wikipedia
John Lydon

John Lydon (January 31, 1956-)

John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer of punk rock band the Sex Pistols from 1975 until 1978, and again for various revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. He is the lead singer of the post-punk band Public Image Ltd, which he founded and... Wikipedia
Holloway, London, England, UK

Brian Lynch (musician) (September 12, 1956-)

Brian Lynch is a Grammy Award-winning New York-based jazz trumpeter, currently touring and recording as a member of the Phil Woods Quintet and Eddie Palmieri's Afro-Caribbean Jazz group, as well as leading his own groups and appearing with various other bands including the "Latin Side Of Miles" project he co-leads with trombonist Conrad Herwig. Wikipedia
Roderick MacKinnon

Roderick MacKinnon (February 19, 1956-)

Roderick MacKinnon is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Peter Agre in 2003 for his work on the structure and operation of ion channels. Wikipedia
Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
Debra Maffett

Debra Maffett (November 9, 1956-)

Debra Sue Maffett was Miss America 1983. Although she competed in the Miss Texas pageant several years without winning, she moved to California and was subsequently crowned Miss California 1982. She represented California when she won the Miss America crown. Debbie graduated from S.P. Waltrip High School in Houston, Texas, in 1975. Wikipedia
Cut and Shoot, Texas, United States

Dale Maharidge (October 24, 1956-)

Dale Maharidge is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist best known for his collaborations with photographer Michael Williamson. Wikipedia
Bill Maher

Bill Maher (January 20, 1956-)

William "Bill" Maher, Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, satirist, author, and actor. Before his current role as the host of HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher', Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called 'Politically Incorrect', originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Jan Maxwell

Jan Maxwell (November 20, 1956-)

Jan Maxwell is an American stage and television actress. She is a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner. Wikipedia
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.

Carlo Mazzacurati (March 2, 1956-January 22, 2014)

Carlo Mazzacurati was an Italian film director and screenwriter born in Padua. He started his cinema career in 1980. Wikipedia
Padua, Italy
Padua, Italy
Maureen McCormick

Maureen McCormick (August 5, 1956-)

Maureen Denise McCormick is an American actress, author, and recording artist. She is most widely known for portraying Marcia Brady on the ABC television series 'The Brady Bunch' from 1969 to 1974. Wikipedia
Encino, California
Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell (March 17, 1956-)

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the daily comic strip Mutts. His picture book about the childhood of Jane Goodall, 'Me…Jane', won a Caldecott Honor medal in 2012. He is currently writing the screenplay for an animated feature film which is in development with Twentieth Century Fox. Prior to creating MUTTS, McDonnell had a successful career as a... Wikipedia
George Meyer

George Meyer (<a href="/born/year/1956" title="Celebrities Born in 1956">1956</a>-)

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Pennsylvania, United States

Lanny Meyers (November 12, 1956-)

Lanny Meyers is an American composer, orchestrator, principal arranger and musical director. He has composed the ballet 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', 'The Hunt of the Unique-Horn', film scores for the 1992 Sundance Award winning documentary 'Beirut: The Last Home Movie', New Line Cinema's 'The First Time', and many award-winning animated films for... Wikipedia
Benton, Arkansas
Roger Michell

Roger Michell (June 5, 1956-)

Roger Michell is an South African-born English theatre, television and film director. Wikipedia
Pretoria, South Africa

Susan Minot (December 7, 1956-)

Susan Minot is an American novelist and short story writer. Wikipedia
Paul Molitor

Paul Molitor (August 22, 1956-)

Paul Leo Molitor, nicknamed "Molly" and "The Ignitor", is an American former Major League Baseball designated hitter and infielder. During his 21-year baseball career, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Minnesota Twins. In 2004, he was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, becoming one of the first... Wikipedia
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Joe Montana

Joe Montana (June 11, 1956-)

Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed 'Joe Cool' and 'The Comeback Kid', is a retired professional football player, a hall of fame quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. After winning a college national championship at Notre Dame, Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with San Francisco, where he played for the... Wikipedia
New Eagle, Pennsylvania, USA
Warren Moon

Warren Moon (November 18, 1956-)

Harold Warren Moon is a former American professional gridiron football quarterback who played for the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos and the National Football League's Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, and Kansas City Chiefs. He is currently a broadcaster for the Seattle Seahawks. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Jenny Morris (musician)

Jenny Morris (musician) (September 29, 1956-)

Jennifer "Jenny" Patricia Morris OAM is a New Zealand-born Australian pop, rock singer-songwriter. Her first success came with New Zealand band The Crocodiles, who had a top 20 hit single with "Tears". Re-locating to Sydney, Australia in February 1981, she was a backing vocalist for various groups and formed a trio, QED, in 1983. Wikipedia
Tokoroa, New Zealand

Denis Mulcahy (August 15, 1956-)

Denis Mulcahy is an Irish retired hurler who played as a right corner-back for the Cork senior team. Wikipedia
Midleton, County Cork

Matthew W. Mungle (October 26, 1956-)

Matthew W. Mungle is an American make-up artist. He has been nominated four times for the Academy Award for Best Makeup, winning in 1992 for 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'. He has also received 26 Emmy nominations, winning 6. Wikipedia
Atoka, Oklahoma, USA
Antonio Muñoz Molina

Antonio Muñoz Molina (January 10, 1956-)

Antonio Muñoz Molina is a Spanish writer and, since 8 June 1995, a full member of the Royal Spanish Academy. In 2013 he received the Prince of Asturias Award for literature. Wikipedia
Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy (March 12, 1956-)

Dale Bryan Murphy is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman. During an 18-year baseball career, 1976–93, he played for three different teams, but is noted for his time with the Atlanta Braves. Murphy won consecutive National League Most Valuable Player Awards, the National League's Silver Slugger Award four straight years, and... Wikipedia
Portland, Oregon
Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray (February 24, 1956-)

Eddie Clarence Murray, nicknamed "Steady Eddie", is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and designated hitter. Spending most of his MLB career with the Baltimore Orioles, he ranks fourth in team history in both games played and hits. Though Murray never won a Most Valuable Player Award, he finished in the top ten in MVP voting several... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California

Lars Martin Myhre (August 10, 1956-)

Lars Martin Myhre is a Norwegian composer, guitarist, pianist, singer and producer residing in Sandefjord. He is best known for his collaboration with Odd Børretzen, but has for more than 30 years been involved in the musical life of Norway and has released a dozen albums, participated in or produced albums for other artists and composed film... Wikipedia
Tønsberg, Norway
Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova (October 18, 1956-)

Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech and American tennis player and coach. Billie Jean King, a former World No. 1 player, said in 2006 that Navratilova is "the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived." In 2005, 'Tennis' magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005. Tennis... Wikipedia
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist (October 19, 1956-)

Grover Glenn Norquist is an American political advocate who is founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes all tax increases and a co-founder of the Islamic Free Market Institute. A libertarian-leaning Republican, he is the primary promoter of the "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," a pledge signed by lawmakers who... Wikipedia
Sharon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Peter Norvig

Peter Norvig (December 14, 1956-)

Peter Norvig is an American computer scientist. He is the Director of Research at Google Inc. Wikipedia

Hikaru Okuizumi (February 6, 1956-)

Hikaru Okuizumi, born Yasuhiro Okuizumi 6 February 1956, is a Japanese novelist. His real name is Yasuhiro Okuizumi. Wikipedia
Mikawa, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
Lance Olsen

Lance Olsen (October 14, 1956-)

Lance Olsen is an American metamodern writer known for his experimental, lyrical, fragmentary, cross-genre narratives that question the limits of historical knowledge. Wikipedia
New Jersey, United States

William Orbit (December 15, 1956-)

William Orbit is an English musician, composer and record producer. In the early 1980s he formed synthpop act Torch Song with Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert. In 1987 he released the first of his Strange Cargo album series, containing ambient music. Wikipedia
Jonathan Palmer

Jonathan Palmer (November 7, 1956-)

Jonathan Charles Palmer is a British former Formula One racing driver, medical doctor, and now the majority shareholder and chief executive of MotorSport Vision, whose portfolio includes the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, England, the PalmerSport corporate driving event at Bedford Autodrome in England, and the rights to the British Superbike... Wikipedia
Park Won-soon

Park Won-soon (March 26, 1956-)

Park Won-soon is a South Korean lawyer. He was elected as Mayor of Seoul, South Korea on October 26, 2011. Elected as an independent candidate with the support of the Democratic Party and Democratic Labor Party, Park's victory is seen as a blow in particular to the Grand National Party and the prospective presidential candidacy of Park Geun-hye,... Wikipedia
Changnyeong, South Korea
Lance Parrish

Lance Parrish (June 15, 1956-)

Lance Michael Parrish, aka "Big Wheel", is an American former professional baseball player, and is currently the manager of the Erie SeaWolves. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, California Angels, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Toronto Blue Jays. He was... Wikipedia
Clairton, Pennsylvania
Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick (May 15, 1956-)

Daniel Patrick Pugh, professionally known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and actor from Mason, Ohio. He currently hosts 'The Dan Patrick Show' broadcast on radio on Premiere Radio Networks and on television on NBCSN as well as The Audience Network for DIRECTV subscribers. He also currently co-hosts NBC's 'Football... Wikipedia
Mason, Ohio, U.S.
Sandi Patty

Sandi Patty (July 12, 1956-)

Sandra Faye "Sandi" Patty is an American Christian music singer, known for her wide vocal range and expressive flexibility which has led music critics to dub her "The Voice". Wikipedia
Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen (March 11, 1956-)

Robert Fredrick "Rob" Paulsen III is an American voice actor, singer and former actor who has done many voice roles in various films, television shows and video games. He is best known for providing the voices of Raphael and Donatello from the 1987 cartoon and 2012 cartoon respectively of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', Yakko Warner and Dr. Otto... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Lynne Rae Perkins

Lynne Rae Perkins (July 31, 1956-)

Lynne Rae Perkins is an American writer and illustrator of children's books. Wikipedia
Cheswick, Pennsylvania, USA
Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick (June 11, 1956-)

Nathaniel Philbrick is an American author and a member of the Philbrick literary family. He won the year 2000 National Book Award for his maritime history, 'In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex'. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Rob Pike

Rob Pike (<a href="/born/year/1956" title="Celebrities Born in 1956">1956</a>-)

Robert C. Pike is a Canadian software engineer and author. He is best known for his work at Bell Labs, where he was a member of the Unix team and was involved in the creation of the Plan 9 from Bell Labs and Inferno operating systems, as well as the Limbo programming language. Wikipedia

Pillow (bodybuilder) (April 17, 1956-)

Theresa Jean Bell, better known as Pillow, also known as The She-Beast, was a United States bodybuilder in the early 1980s. While competing in bodybuilding, she was also an exotic dancer in Alaska. She was crowned Miss Exotic World 1995. Wikipedia
USA
Michael Poghosyan

Michael Poghosyan (May 31, 1956-)

Michael Movsesi Poghosyan is an Armenian film and theatre actor and a judge on the Armenian version of 'Pop Idol'. Wikipedia
Yerevan, Armenian SSR
Prabhu (actor)

Prabhu (actor) (December 31, 1956-1936)

Prabhu is an Indian film actor, comedian, businessman and producer who has predominantly appeares in Tamil language films. He is the son of veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan, while his son Vikram Prabhu is also a Tamil actor. After making his debut in 'Sangili', the actor has played a series of leading and supporting roles, earning the Best Actor award... Wikipedia
Chennai, India
2015
Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph (December 30, 1956-)

Sheryl Lee is an American actress, singer, and activist. She is best known for her role as Deidra "Dee" Mitchell on the UPN comedy 'Moesha'. She also originated the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway musical 'Dreamgirls'. Wikipedia
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam (June 2, 1956-)

Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam Iyer, commonly known by his screen name,Mani Ratnam, is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema, based out of Chennai. Starting his career as a management consultant, he made an entry into films through the Kannada film 'Pallavi Anu Pallavi' in 1983. Despite a commercial... Wikipedia
Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves (October 23, 1956-)

Dianne Reeves is an American jazz singer who has been one of the leading exponents of the genre since the 1980s. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Mark Rippetoe

Mark Rippetoe (February 12, 1956-March 6, 2015)

Mark Rippetoe is an American strength training coach and author. He has published a number of books and peer-reviewed articles. He has a BSc in Geology with a minor in Anthropology, but no degree in exercise science. He has several decades of experience as a strength coach, is a former powerlifter, and a current gym owner. Wikipedia
Archie Roach

Archie Roach (January 8, 1956-)

Archibald William "Archie" Roach, AM is an Australian musician. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, he survived a turbulent upbringing to develop into a powerful voice for Indigenous Australians, a storyteller in the tradition of his ancestors, and a nationally popular and respected artist. Wikipedia
Mooroopna, Victoria

Kate Ross (June 21, 1956-March 12, 1998)

Katherine Jean "Kate" Ross was an American mystery author who wrote four books set in Regency-era England about the dandy Julian Kestrel. Wikipedia
Cecilia Roth

Cecilia Roth (August 8, 1956-)

Cecilia Roth is an Argentine actress. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gerry Ryan

Gerry Ryan (June 4, 1956-April 30, 2010)

Gerard "Gerry" Ryan was an Irish presenter of radio and television employed by Raidió Teilifís Éireann. He presented 'The Gerry Ryan Show' on radio station RTÉ 2fm each weekday morning from 1988 until hours before his sudden death. He was presented with a Jacob's Award for this show in 1990. Wikipedia
Clontarf, County Dublin, Ireland
Leeson Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Bob Saget

Bob Saget (May 17, 1956-)

Robert Lane "Bob" Saget is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Although he is best known for his family-friendly roles as Danny Tanner in 'Full House' and the original host of 'America's Funniest Home Videos', Saget is also known for his very vulgar stand-up routine. Since 2005, he has provided the voice of the future Ted... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Chéri Samba (December 30, 1956-)

Chéri Samba or Samba wa Mbimba N’zingo Nuni Masi Ndo Mbasi is a painter from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is one of the most famous contemporary African artists, with his works being included in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A large amount of his paintings are also found in... Wikipedia
Kinto M’Vuila, Democratic Republic of Congo
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Ruben Santiago-Hudson (November 24, 1956-)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an American actor, playwright, and director who has won national awards for his work in all three categories. From 2009 to 2011, he played Captain Roy Montgomery in ABC's 'Castle'. In November 2011 he appeared on Broadway in Lydia Diamond's play 'Stick Fly'. In 2013 he starred in the TV series, 'Low Winter Sun', a police... Wikipedia
Lackawanna, New York
Ronnie Screwvala

Ronnie Screwvala (September 8, 1956-)

Rohinton Soli "Ronnie" Screwvala is an Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was the founder and CEO of UTV Group, which was founded in the year 1990. Screwvala was the Managing Director of Disney- UTV India, Managing Trustee of the Swades Foundation and Founder & Advisor: at Unilazer Ventures Ltd.. Wikipedia
Bombay (now Mumbai)
David Sedaris

David Sedaris (December 26, 1956-)

David Raymond Sedaris is an American humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. He was publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay "SantaLand Diaries". He published his first collection of essays and short stories, 'Barrel Fever', in 1994. His next five essay collections, 'Naked', 'Holidays on Ice', 'Me Talk... Wikipedia
Binghamton, New York
Kazuyo Sejima

Kazuyo Sejima (<a href="/born/year/1956" title="Celebrities Born in 1956">1956</a>-)

Kazuyo Sejima is a Japanese architect. She is known for designs with clean modernist elements. They usually include slick, clean, and shiny surfaces made of glass, marble, and metals. She also likes to use squares and cubes, which can be found in her designs in various usages. Large windows allow natural light to enter a space, and make her space... Wikipedia
Ibaraki prefecture, Japan

Kevin Sessums (<a href="/born/year/1956" title="Celebrities Born in 1956">1956</a>-)

Kevin Sessums is an American author, editor and actor. Wikipedia
Mississippi, U.S.
Mark Seymour

Mark Seymour (July 26, 1956-)

Mark Jeremy Seymour is an Australian musician and vocalist. He was the frontman and songwriter of rock band, Hunters & Collectors. Seymour has a solo career, releasing a number of albums, at the ARIA Music Awards of 2001 he won Best Adult Contemporary Album for 'One Eyed Man'. Wikipedia
Benalla, Victoria, Australia

Yoriko Shono (March 16, 1956-)

Yoriko Shono, born 16 March 1956, is a Japanese writer who describes her writing as 'avant-pop'. Wikipedia
Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan

Joyce Sidman (June 4, 1956-)

Joyce Sidman is an American children's writer. She was a runner-up for the 2011 Newbery Medal. Wikipedia
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Sinbad (entertainer)

Sinbad (entertainer) (November 18, 1956-)

David Adkins—known by his stage name Sinbad—is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became well known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series, and starring in the films 'Necessary Roughness', 'Houseguest', 'First Kid', 'Jingle All the Way' and 'Good Burger'. Wikipedia
Benton Harbor, Michigan, U.S.
Susan Solomon

Susan Solomon (<a href="/born/year/1956" title="Celebrities Born in 1956">1956</a>-)

Susan Solomon is an atmospheric chemist, working for most of her career at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2011, Solomon joined the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she serves as the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate Science. Solomon, with her colleagues, was the... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton (January 9, 1956-)

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton is a British actress of stage and screen. Staunton trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began her career in repertory theatre. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Juliet Stevenson

Juliet Stevenson (October 30, 1956-)

Juliet Anne Virginia Stevenson, CBE is an English actress of stage and screen. She is known for her role in the film 'Truly, Madly, Deeply', for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her other film appearances include 'Emma', 'Bend it Like Beckham', 'Mona Lisa Smile', 'Being Julia', and 'Infamous'. Wikipedia
Kelvedon, Essex, England
Bernard Sumner

Bernard Sumner (January 4, 1956-)

Bernard Edward Sumner, also known as Bernard Dickin, Bernard Dicken and Bernard Albrecht, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was a member of Joy Division and is currently the lead vocalist and guitarist of New Order. Wikipedia
Manchester, England
Brian Sutter

Brian Sutter (October 7, 1956-)

Brian Louis Allen Sutter is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward and former head coach in the National Hockey League. Brian is the second oldest of the famous Sutter brothers and the oldest of the six that played in the NHL. He is also the only one to have his number retired by an NHL team. Wikipedia
Viking, AB, CAN

Kate Thompson (author) (November 10, 1956-)

Kate Thompson is a British-Irish writer best known for children's novels. Most of her children's fiction is fantasy but several of her books also deal with the consequences of genetic engineering. Wikipedia
Halifax, Yorkshire, England, UK
Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier (April 30, 1956-)

Lars von Trier is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective – an avant-garde filmmaking movement – although his own films have taken a variety of approaches. Known as a provocateur, his work has frequently divided critical opinion. Nevertheless, Trier is widely regarded as one of the most... Wikipedia
Copenhagen, Denmark
Bryan Trottier

Bryan Trottier (July 17, 1956-)

Bryan John Trottier is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins. He won four Stanley Cups with the Islanders, two with the Penguins and one as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche. He holds the NHL record for points in a single... Wikipedia
Val Marie, SK, CAN
Jeff Valdez

Jeff Valdez (January 31, 1956-)

Jeff Valdez is an American producer, writer, studio executive and entrepreneur. Valdez has been credited with creating the category of Latino Programming in English, which is a segment of the Hispanic market that had not been addressed or targeted by the media before. This block within the Latino community is formed of Americans with Latino... Wikipedia
Steve Vizard

Steve Vizard (March 6, 1956-)

Stephen William Vizard is a Gold Logie award-winning Australian television and radio presenter, lawyer, comedian, producer, author and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Natasha Vlassenko

Natasha Vlassenko (November 20, 1956-)

Natalia Lvovna "Natasha" Vlassenko is a Russian-Australian pianist and teacher. Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union
Peter R. de Vries

Peter R. de Vries (November 14, 1956-)

Peter Rudolf de Vries is a Dutch investigative journalist and crime reporter. His television program 'Peter R. de Vries, misdaadverslaggever' covered high-profile cases and set a Dutch television viewing record. In 2005, he started his own political party which was disbanded soon after. Wikipedia
Aalsmeer, Netherlands
Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz (October 4, 1956-)

Christoph Waltz is a German-Austrian actor. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Sela Ward

Sela Ward (July 11, 1956-)

Sela Ann Ward is an American actress, author and producer, best known for her roles on television. During 1980s, she played supporting roles in films 'The Man Who Loved Women', 'Nothing in Common' and 'Hello Again', before her breakthrough role as Teddy Reed in the NBC drama series 'Sisters', for which she received her first Primetime Emmy Award... Wikipedia
Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Diane Warren

Diane Warren (September 7, 1956-)

Diane Eve Warren is an American songwriter. Her songs have received seven Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations, including one win, and twelve Grammy Award nominations, including one win. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. Her success in the US has been paralleled in the UK, where she has been rated the... Wikipedia
Van Nuys, California, U.S.
Tim Weiner

Tim Weiner (June 20, 1956-)

Tim Weiner is a veteran 'New York Times' reporter, author of four books and co-author of a fifth, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. His newest book is "One Man Against The World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon." Wikipedia

Jana Wendt (May 9, 1956-)

Jana Wendt is an Australian, Gold Logie award winning television journalist. Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia

Marty Whelan (June 7, 1956-)

Martin 'Marty' Whelan is a Jacob's Award-winning Irish radio and television personality currently working for Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Frequently seen and heard on RTÉ radio and television, he has presented a variety of shows. Whelan's early television credits included his own gameshows, 'Millionaire' and 'Fame and Fortune', as well as the weekday... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Montel Williams

Montel Williams (July 3, 1956-)

Montel Brian Anthony Williams is an American television personality, radio talk show host, and actor. He is best known as host of the long-running 'The Montel Williams Show', and more recently as a spokesman for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance. Williams is also active with the nonprofit MS Foundation, which he founded after being... Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland

Ronald Winans (June 30, 1956-June 17, 2005)

Ronald "Ron" Winans was an American Gospel singer who gained fame as a member of The Winans. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan

Michael Wright (actor) (April 30, 1956-)

Michael Wright is an American film and television actor, who is best known for his role as Eddie Kane Jr. in the 1991 Robert Townsend film 'The Five Heartbeats'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York

Dwight Yoakam (October 23, 1956-)

Dwight David Yoakam is an American singer-songwriter, actor and film director, most famous for his pioneering country music. Popular since the early 1980s, he has recorded more than 21 albums and compilations, charted more than 30 singles on the 'Billboard' Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records. Yoakam has recorded 5... Wikipedia
Pikeville, Kentucky,United States
Mandawuy Yunupingu

Mandawuy Yunupingu (September 17, 1956-June 2, 2013)

Mandawuy Djarrtjuntjun Yunupingu was an Aboriginal Australian musician and educator. From 1986 he was the front man of the Aboriginal rock group Yothu Yindi as a singer-songwriter and guitarist. In 1989 he became assistant principal of the Yirrkala Community School – his former school – and was principal for the following two years. He helped... Wikipedia
Yirrkala, Northern Territory, Australia
Yirrkala, Northern Territory, Australia

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