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Emily Van Camp

Emily Van Camp

Emily Van Camp Biography Born in Port Perry, Ontario, on May 12, 1986, to Cindy and Robert VanCamp, Emily Irene VanCamp is a Canadian Actress most recently known for her latest movie role in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in which she played Agent 13, Also known as Sharon Carter. TV fans will know her as Emily Thorne in ...

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba Biography Born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, California, Jessica Marie Alba is the daughter of Catherine who is of Welsh, German, Danish and French Canadian ancestry and Mark David whose parents were born in California following their parents’ arrival as immigrants from Mexico. She is not an only child and has a brother who is younger called ...

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Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams Biography Margaret Constance Williams was born on 15 April 1997 in Bristol, UK. Although her name is Margaret, she pretty soon came to be called Maisie, a name which was taken from the character Maisie in the comic strip called The Perishers. Maisie is the youngest of four children born to Hilary Pitt, who is a university course administrator and Gary Williams. ...

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Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley Biography Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley was born on 10 April 1992 in Westminster, London, England. Her parents are Chris Ridley and Louise Fawkner-Corbett who comes from a landed gentry family. She has two sisters who are both older than her called Kika and Poppy. Her father has been married before and so Daisy also has two half-sisters. Also ...

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Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

“I believe in the dollar. Everything I earn, I spend.” – Joan Crawford Joan Crawford Biography Lucille Fay LeSueur was the birth name of Hollywood actress Joan Crawford when she was born in San Antonio, Texas, USA. She was born on 23 March, although the year is somewhat contested. She claimed herself that she was born in 1908, but according ...

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Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones

“The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.” – Bobby Jones Bobby Jones Biography Robert Tyre Jones Jr. was born on 17 March 1902 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to parents Clara Thomas and Robert Purmedus Jones. The Jones family spent their summer vacation time at the East Lake Country Club in Atlanta where Bobby became interested in ...

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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams Biography Douglas Noel Adams was born on 11 March 1952 in Cambridge, England, but was brought up in East London as he and his parents, Janet and Christopher moved there when Douglas was only a few months old. Three years after Douglas was born, his mother gave birth to his sister, Susan but unfortunately, only two years or ...

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Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin

“I see Earth! It is so beautiful!” – Yuri Gagarin Yuri Gagarin Biography Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was born on 9 March 1934 in a small village called Klushino which is about 190km from Moscow, Russia. His parents, Alexey Ivanovich and Anna Timofeyevna worked on a collective farm which is where a number of farmers work a farm together for the ...

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David Niven

David Niven

“You can count on Errol Flynn, he’ll always let you down.” – David Niven David Niven Biography James David Graham Niven was born on 1 March 1910 in Belgrave Mansions, London and was given the second name David because he was born on St. David’s Day. His father, William Niven was Scottish and served in the Berkshire Yeomanry during the ...

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Bugsy Siegel

Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel

Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel Biography Benjamin Siegel, known to the world as Bugsy, was born on 28 February 1906 in the neighbourhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. His parents were poor Jewish immigrants from the town of Letychiv in what is now Western Ukraine, but was then the Russian Empire, although this is contended in some places that ...

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George Harrison

George Harrison

“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” – George Harrison George Harrison Biography Born on 25 February 1943, in Liverpool, England, George Harrison was the son of a bus conductor called Harold and a shop assistant called Louise. He and his three siblings, Louise, Harry and Peter likely had no idea when they ...

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Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin was born on 19 February 1924 in New York City, USA to parents Lamont Waltman Marvin who was an advertising executive and Courtenay Washington who was a beauty consultant and fashion writer. One of his earliest ancestors was Matthew Marvin Sr who had emigrated to America from Essex in England to help found Hartford, Connecticut in 1635. He ...

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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Biography Although the Civil War had officially ended over 60 years before she was born, Rosa Parks was an American civil rights activist, at a very tense time in US history when equality had not been fully achieved. She was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama on 4 February 1913 and has been referred to as the ...

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Clark Gable

Clark Gable

Clark Gable Biography William Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Ohio, USA on 1 February 1901. His father, William Henry Gable, worked in the oil industry as a driller. His mother Adeline had William baptised as a Catholic when he was six months old, but only a few short months later, she died, leaving William to be brought up by ...

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Biography Jack Roosevelt Robinson, known as Jackie, was born on 31 January 1919 in Cairo, Georgia, USA. He was the last of five children born into a family of sharecroppers which meant they worked the land for a landowner in return for a share of the crops they produced. Jackie’s middle name was given to him in honour ...

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Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Paul Newman Biography Paul Leonard Newman was born on 26 January 1925 in Shaker Heights, which is on the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio. He was the second son of Arthur Sigmund Newman who was a Jewish descendant of Hungarian and Polish immigrants. His mother, Theresa, practiced Christian Science and was herself an immigrant, having been born into a Roman Catholic ...

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