Russian general & Marshal of the Soviet Union. Born in Kaluga, Russia. Played a pivotal role in leading the Red Army drive through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the Soviet Union from the occupation of the Axis Powers in WWII. (d. 1974)
English ballerina. Born in London. Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and touring internationally, she was widely considered to be one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of the 20th century. (d. 2004)
American actor,singer and Broadway star. Born in Weatherford, Texas. She originated many leading roles in the theatre including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. (d. 1990)
American Actor. Born in Omaha, Nebraska. He is best remembered for his role as detective John Bosley on the television series Charlie’s Angels (d. 1997).
English singer. Born in Shoreditch, London. He sang the title song from the James Bond film From Russia with Love and the Oscar-winning title song for the film Born Free, which became his signature tune. (d.1985)
American film director, actor and comedy writer. Born in The Bronx, New York. He began as a comedy writer in the 1950s, a stand-up comic in the early 60s and a writer, director and star of films since the mid-60s. Some of the best-known of his over 40 films are Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters.
American actor. Born in New York City. His biggest success was as Maurice “Morrie” Kessler in the Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas.
American comic and actor. Born in Peoria, Illinois. He was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colourful vulgarities, and profanity, as well as racial epithets. (d. 2005)
Irish singer. Born in Waterford. Best known for his early 1970s hits.
English actress. Born in Plymouth, Devon. Known for several long running roles in British TV series.
American actor. Born in Rowayton, Connecticut. He was the star of the television series Everwood.
American actress. Born in San Diego, California. Best known for playing Lucy Ewing in the television series Dallas.
American author and columnist. Born in Glastonbury, Connecticut. International best-selling author of Sex and the City.
American actress and comedian. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire. Starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program.