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Trev Alberts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Trevor Kendall Alberts
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams University of Nebraska, Indianapolis Colts. Athletic director. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2015. College Football Hall of Fame 2015. Dick Butkus Award 1993. Jack Lambert Trophy 1993. Nebraska Football Hall of Fame 1994.

Army Archerd

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Armand Archerd
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A columnist for Variety for over fifty years before retiring his column Just for Variety. Bronx Walk of Fame 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 June 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Denise Austin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Denise Katnich
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of

Brief Facts:

Fitness TV shows and videos. Sister-in-law of Tracy Austin

Rona Barrett

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Rona Burstein
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Gossip columnist.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 111 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 9 October 2009.

Joy Bauer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joy Schloss
Also Known As:
Joy L. Bauer
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5'1". Nutrition expert on TV show Today. Magazine Woman’s Day Magazine

Lake Bell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lake Caroline Siegel Bell
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies No Strings Attached, What Happens in Vegas, It's Complcated, Over Her Dead Body, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy. TV series How to Make It in America, Childrens Hospital, Boston Legal, Miss Match, The Practice, Surface

Wolf Blitzer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wolf Isaac Blitzer
Also Known As:
Zev Blitzer
Zev Barak
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Raised in Buffalo, New York. American citizen. News anchor on channel CNN. TV show The Situation Room

Charles Blow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles McRay Blow
Also Known As:
Charles M. Blow
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Journalist for channel CNN and columnist for newspaper New York Times

Russell Brand

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Russell Edward Brand
Also Known As:
Aldous Snow
Birth Date:
Age today:
42, 9 days before his 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Katy Perry by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Bedtime Stories

Andrew Breitbart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew James Breitbart
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of

Brief Facts:

Conservative founder of a political commentary web site. Book Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World. Died when he collapsed while taking a walk, possibly of heart failure.

Jimmy Breslin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Earl Breslin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, The Church That Christ Forgot. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1986. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2012.

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Diane Bauer
Also Known As:
Joyce Brothers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Spy Hard, Loaded Weapon 1. Frequent television guest. Column in magazine Good Housekeeping

William F. Buckley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Frank Buckley Jr.
Also Known As:
William F. Buckley Jr.
Nickname(s):
Bill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded magazine National Review. Host of TV show Firing Line. Famed for conservative political philosphy. Newspaper column On the Right. Novel Saving the Queen. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991. Presidential Citizens Medal 1989.

Ben Carson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Solomon Carson
Also Known As:
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Neurosurgeon credited with pioneering work on the successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the head. Known for critical and controversial remarks about President Obama. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2008..

Hillary Clinton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Hillary Diane Rodham
Also Known As:
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
grandmother of
mother of
wife of
Younger than William Jefferson Clinton by 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Books It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, Living History, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets. First Lady during terms of husband as president. Senator from New York from 1993, 2 terms. Candidate for President as a Democrat in 2008 elections, lost bid to Barack Obama. Named Secretary of State 2009, served 4 years. Candidate for president, declared in April 2015. Nominated candidate by the convention July 2016. Lost the election November 2016. National Women's Hall of Fame 2005. Liberty Medal 2013. Westchester County Women's Hall of Fame 2004. Irish America Hall of Fame 2015.

Ann Coulter

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ann Hart Coulter
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton

S.E. Cupp

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Elizabeth Cupp
Also Known As:
S. E. Cupp
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Conservative. News analyst on cable channel MSNBC TV show The Cycle until June 2013.

Roger Ebert

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Joseph Ebert
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "EE-burt." Wrote script for movie Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. TV show Siskel & Ebert at the Movies. Won a Pulitzer Prize as a cinema critic, the first to do so. Columnist for newspaper Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 23 June 2005.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ernie Els

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Ernest Els
Nickname(s):
The Big Easy
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 3". Pro golfer and course designer. 4 major wins. World Golf Hall of Fame 2011.

Emme

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Melissa Owens Miller
Also Known As:
Melissa Aronson
Emme Aronson
Birth Date:
Age today:
54, 35 days before her 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A "plus-size" model. Height 5'11". Host of TV show More to Love. Book True Beauty - Positive Attitudes & Practical Tips from the World's Leading Plus Size Model

Amy Fisher

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Amy Elizabeth Fisher
Nickname(s):
The Long Island Lolita
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Convicted of attempted murder of the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco. Book If I Knew Then. Columnist for the newspaper Long Island Press

Melyssa Ford

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Melyssa Savannah Ford
Also Known As:
Melyssa "Jessica Rabbit" Ford
Melyssa Ford
Nickname(s):
Jessica Rabbit
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Canadian. On video covers. Advice columnist in the magazine Smooth

Fiona Fullerton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Fiona Elizabeth Fullerton
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Simon MacCorkindale by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

British. Role of Bond Girl Pola Ivanova in movie A View to a Kill. Movie Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in role of Alice

David Furnish

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David James Furnish
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Elton John by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Registered civil union with Elton John on 21 December 2005, then converted to marriage 21 December 2014.

Martin Gardner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Martin Gardner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for popularizing recreational mathematics and debunking paranormal claims. Column Mathematical Games in magazine Scientific American. Wrote more than 50 books, including The Annotated Alice, The Annotated Wizard of Oz

Don Garlits

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Glenn Garlits
Nickname(s):
Big Daddy
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the father of drag racing. Early promoter of safety equipment, and the design of the top fuel dragster. Automotive Hall of Fame 2004. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 1994. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. Cruisin' Hall of Fame 1999. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1972.

Peaches Geldof

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25, 25 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Fifi Geldof by 5 years.
daughter of
mother of
older sister of
Older than Pixie Geldof by 1 year.
half-sister of
Older than Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof by 7 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fashion model. Died of a heroin overdose.

Lewis Grizzard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lewis McDonald Grizzard Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-brother of
Younger than Ludlow Porch by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Humor and sports columns for newspaper Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Books I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962, If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground, If Love Were Oil, I'd Be About a Quart Low

Chelsea Handler

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Chelsea Joy Handler
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Chelsea Lately. Column in magazine Cosmopolitan. Book Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

Heloise

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Poncé Kiah Marchelle Cruse
Also Known As:
Poncé Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse Evans
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Name changed at early age to Poncé Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse. Column Hints from Heloise. Household hints columnist and author, succeeding her mother.

Heloise (original)

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eloise Bowles
Also Known As:
Eloise Bowles Cruse
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

An identical twin. Column Hints from Heloise

O. Henry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Sidney Porter
William Sydney Porter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many short stories. Prison for embezzlement.

Hedda Hopper

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elda Furry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column Hedda Hopper's Hollywood Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Margo Howard

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margo Lederer
Also Known As:
Margo Coleman
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

niece of
first cousin of
daughter of
daughter of
ex-wife of
Older than Ken Howard by 4 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Advice columns Dear Prudence, Dear Margo

Arianna Huffington

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Arianna Stassinopoulos
Also Known As:
Αριάννα Στασινοπούλου
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of

Brief Facts:

Candidate for governor of California 2003. Campaigned against SVUs. Switched from conservative to progressive political stance. Created the web site Huffington Post

Al Joyner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfrederick Joyner
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Florence Griffith Joyner, until her death.
Younger than Florence Griffith Joyner by less than 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Jackie Joyner-Kersee by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Triple jump. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Arkansas State University Track and Field Hall of Fame 1993. Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame 1997. Illinois Track and Field Hall of Fame 1999. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Khia

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Khia Shamone Finch
Also Known As:
Khia Chambers
Nickname(s):
Queen of the South
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced Kye-uh. Advice columnist for magazine Hood. Song My Neck, My Back (Lick It). Albums Thug Misses, Gangstress. Arrested more than 20 times.

Dorothy Kilgallen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Mae Kilgallen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Panelist on TV series What's My Line?. Column The Voice of Broadway Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ann Landers

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Esther Pauline Friedman
Also Known As:
Eppie Lederer
Nickname(s):
Eppie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 12 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin sister of
The same age as Abigail Van Buren.
aunt of
ex-wife of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Advice columnist from Chicago - began in 1955, replacing original columnist who died. Column Dear Ann Landers. Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

Ted Lange

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore William Lange
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Love Boat. Movie That's My Mama. Broadway play Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe

David Lardner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Ellis Lardner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Relationships:

husband of
Frances Chaney, until he died.
Younger than Frances Chaney by 3 years.
father of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Ring Lardner Jr. by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died age 25. Killed by a land mine covering World War II for The New Yorker. First husband of Frances Chaney

Ring Lardner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Column You Know Me Al for magazine Saturday Evening Post. Wrote novels and plays. Baseball writer. National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1967. Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

Hugh Leonard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Byrne
Also Known As:
John Keyes Byrne
Nickname(s):
Jack
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Irish playwright. Plays The Big Birthday Suit, The Au Pair Man, Da, A Life. Movie Da which means "Dad" in Irish Gaelic.

Bat Masterson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bartholomew Masterson
William Barclay Masterson
Also Known As:
W.B. Masterson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 32 days before his 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fought with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday at OK Corral. Dodge City Trail of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 2001.

Chris Matthews

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Christopher John Matthews
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Politics commentator on channel MSNBC TV show Hardball with Chris Matthews

Elsa Maxwell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elsa Maxwell
Nickname(s):
The Hostess with the Mostest

Brief Facts:

Known for gossip about celebrities, and fabulous parties. Invented the game called "scavenger hunt."

Meghan McCain

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Meghan Marguerite McCain
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Republican with some liberal social views. Co-host TV show The View

Duff McKagan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Andrew McKagan
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Guns N' Roses Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Guns N' Roses.

Cary Middlecoff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Cary Middlecoff
Also Known As:
Dr. Middlecoff
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

40 Tour wins, three major championships. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1987. World Golf Hall of Fame 1986. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

Miss Info

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Minya Oh

Brief Facts:

Book Bling Bling: Hip Hop's Crown Jewels. A disk jockey and personality on station WQHT Hot 97 New York specializing in hip-hop and R&B. Columnist for MTV and Vibe.

Miss Manners

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Judith Perlman
Also Known As:
Judith Martin
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Writer on etiquette as Miss Manners. Refers to herself in the third person.

Sydney Omarr

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Kimmelman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astrologer.

Charles Osgood

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Osgood Wood III
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio program The Osgood File and host of TV program CBS Sunday Morning. Known for wearing a bowtie and relating stories in poetic verse or playing piano and singing. Closes his programs with "I'll see you on the radio". Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1990. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006.

Louella Parsons

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Louella Oettinger
Also Known As:
Louella Oettinger Parsons
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gossip columnist on Hollywood affairs.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6418 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Drew Pearson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Russell Pearson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column Washington Merry-Go-Round Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Christine Pelosi

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Christine Paule Pelosi
Birth Date:
Age:
52 or 53

Relationships:

daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Book Campaign Boot Camp 2.0

Mark Phillips

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mark Anthony Peter Phillips
Also Known As:
Captain Mark Phillips
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Princess Anne by 1 year.
grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Equestrian, won Olympic Gold Medal. Columnist, magazine Horse & Hound

Paula Poundstone

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Paula Poundstone
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me. Book There is Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say. TV series Cybill

Jerry Pournelle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Eugene Pournelle
Also Known As:
Wade Curtis
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction books Footfall, Lucifer's Hammer, Janissaries. Also novels with Larry Niven - including The Mote in God's Eye. Column Chaos Manor in magazine Byte

Rex Reed

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rex Taylor Reed
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former host TV show At the Movies. Column On the Town with Rex Reed for newspaper The New York Observer Film critic.

Cal Ripken Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr.
Also Known As:
Cal Ripken
Nickname(s):
Cal
Iron Man
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Team Baltimore Orioles. Set record for consecutive games played. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2007. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1992. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 2003. Roberto Clemente Award 1992. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1995. Little League Hall of Excellence 1996. American League Rookie of the Year Award 1982. International League Hall of Fame 2011.

William Safire

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Lewis Safire
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column On Language for the New York Times, and political columnist. Many books as well. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.

Dan Savage

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Keenan Savage
Also Known As:
Keenan Hollahan
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of

Brief Facts:

Column Savage Love

Gene Siskel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Kal Siskel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cinema critic and journalist for the newspaper Chicago Tribune. TV show Siskel & Ebert at the Movies. Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

Tony Snow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Anthony Snow
Nickname(s):
Tony
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former press secretary for George W. Bush. Conservative radio commentator, show The Tony Snow Show. Host on Fox TV show Fox News Sunday. His own band Beats Jammin'. Died of cancer.

Sócrates

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira
Also Known As:
Socrates
Dr. Socrates
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian doctor, team Corinthians. South American Footballer of the Year in 1983.

Michael Steele

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Stephen Steele
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former lieutenant governor of Maryland. Chair of the Reblican National Committee from 2009 to 2011. Often appears as a commentator on news shows on channel MSNBC

Gloria Steinem

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Marie Steinem
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed feminist. Cofounder of magazine Ms.. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1983. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.

Mink Stole

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Paine Stoll
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote an advice column Think Mink for newspaper Baltimore City Paper. Movies Hairspray (1988), But I'm a Cheerleader, Serial Mom, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th, Pink Flamingoes

Helen Thomas

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Amelia Thomas
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 14 days before her 93rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of the White House press corps. News and commentary with United Press International for 57 years. Received numerous awards and more than 30 honorary degrees. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 1986.

Touré

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Touré Neblett
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Articles about hip-hop in magazine Rolling Stone. News analyst on cable channel MSNBC TV show The Cycle

Abigail Van Buren

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Pauline Esther Friedman
Also Known As:
Pauline Phillips
Dear Abby
Nickname(s):
Popo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
twin sister of
The same age as Ann Landers.
aunt of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Original writer advice column Dear Abby Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Abigail Van Buren (second)

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne Phillips
Also Known As:
"Dear Abby"

Relationships:

daughter of
niece of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Took over the writing of column Dear Abby from her mother in the 1990s.

Marilyn vos Savant

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marilyn Mach
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Robert Jarvik by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Uses her mother's last name. Column Ask Marilyn in the magazine Parade, solving puzzles and logic problems. Writes also under undisclosed pseudonym. Claimed to have the highest IQ: 228.

Tom Watson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Sturges Watson
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Eight major championship wins. World Golf Hall of Fame 1988. Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1984.

George Will

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Frederick Will
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Editor of magazine National Review from 1972 to 1978. Conservative. Two bestselling books on the game of baseball, three books on political philosophy. Pulitzer Prize for Commentary 1977. Little League Hall of Excellence 1992.

Walter Winchell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Winchel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Ubtouchables, The Walter Winchell Show. Column On-Broadway. Called people "communist" like McCarthy did. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. National Radio Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1645 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

T-Bone Wolk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wolk
Also Known As:
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
Nickname(s):
Tom
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist with group Hall & Oates

Bob Woodward

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Upshur Woodward
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Reporter for newspaper The Washington Post. Brought out the facts which lead to resignation of president Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal. Movie and book All the President's Men
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