Happy Birthday, December 13th

TAYLOR SWIFT 24

Country singer and songwriter who won the CMA Horizon award at the age of seventeen and released her fourth album, Red, in 2012.

JAMIE FOXX 46

Oscar-winning Star of Ray who gained recognition for his role In Living Color, and also starred in Django Unchained.

DICK VAN DYKE 88

Star of The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder who won a SAG Life Achievement Award in 2012 and a Disney Legend Award in 1998.

RICHARD D. ZANUCK (1934-2012)

Son of the legendary Hollywood executive who became a renowned producer of blockbusters in his own right.

STEVE BUSCEMI 56

Unconventional actor who starred in films such as Armageddon, The Big Lebowski, and Con Air.

TED NUGENT 65

Hard rock guitarist known for his pro-hunting views and for starting out with the group The Amboy Dukes.

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER 84

His prominent roles included Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

JOHN DAVIDSON 72

Entertainer and the host of game shows such as That’s Incredible.

ALVIN YORK (1887-1964)

World War I hero who received the U.S. Medal of Honor for taking out an enemy strong point.

BEN BERNANKE 60

Head of the Federal Reserve who replaced Alan Greenspan in 2006 as one of the foremost economic leaders of the United States.

MARC CONNELLY (1890-1980)

Journalist and Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright who wrote The Green Pastures and Tall Story. He was a member of the Algonquin Round Table.

ARCHIE MOORE (1916-1998)

Prizefighter who knocked out 141 opponents in his twenty-seven year career.

LYNN-HOLLY JOHNSON 55

Actress and professional ice skater who became known for her role in the 1978 film, Ice Castles.

Mary Todd Lincoln, (1818 – 1882)

American wife of Abraham Lincoln, 20th First Lady of the United States

Van Heflin, (1910-1971)

He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Johnny Eager (1942).

 

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