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Written by Barry Kowal   
Mar 17, 2020 at 06:51 PM

Hello people,
    We have twelve (12) birthdays today,six actresses,two politicians,three singers
and a polymath.
    Let's start with the actresses.


1) Born on Saturday,April 15,1933 in Los Angeles (Died:May 18,1995 in Beverly Hills) was a film,stage and television actress whose career spanned five decades.She is best remembered for her role as Samantha Stephens on the television series "Bewitched".

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Elizabeth Montgomery

2) Born on Sunday,April 15,1990 in Paris is an English actress and model.Born in
Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire,UK.She rose to prominence after landing her
first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" film
series,having acted only in school plays previously.She appeared in all eight Harry
Potter films from 2001 to 2011,earning worldwide fame,critical accolades and around
$60 million.

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Emma Watson

3) Born on Tuesday,April 15,1997 in Bristol,United Kingdom is an English actress
and model.She made her professional acting debut as "Arya Stark of Winterfell" in the HBO fantasy television series "Game Of Thrones" in 2011, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama,the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress:Television and Best Young Actor and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.

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4) Born on Wednesday,April 15,1959 in London is an actress,screenwriter,activist,
author and comedian.One of the UK's most acclaimed actresses,she is known for her
portrayals of enigmatic women,often in period dramas and literary adaptations and
playing matronly characters with a sense of wit.
She won an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for the period drama
"Howards End". In 1993,she garnered dual Academy Award nominations
for her roles in "The Remains Of The Day" as the housekeeper of a grand household
and "In The Name Of The Father" as a lawyer.

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Emma Thompson

5) Born on Friday,April 15,1938 in La Goulette,Tunisia is an Italian Tunisian film
actress and sex symbol who appeared in some of the most acclaimed European films of the 1960s and 1970s,mainly Italian or French,but also in several English films.
    From 1963,she became known in the United States and Britain following her role
in "The Pink Panther" opposite David Niven.

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6) Born on Saturday,April 15,1961 in Plant City,Florida,USA is a model and actress.
She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month in July, 1986 and has appeared in numerous Playboy videos and was named the 1987 Dutch Playmate of the Year.Before Playboy,she had appeared in an ad campaign as the original "Hooters girl".
    She made guest appearances on two episodes of the popular sitcom Married... With Children (1987).In addition,she has established herself as a radio personality in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area,where she continues to serve as a daily host on the Sportschix radio program on 1010 Sports AM.She married baseball player Darren Daulton in December,1989;the couple had one child prior to divorcing in May,1995.She then married Rony Lacey;the couple share three children.

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Lynne Austin

7) Born on Monday,April 15,1912 in Mangyongdae (Died:July 8,1994 in Pyongyang,
North Korea)was the leader of North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his
death in 1994.He held the posts of Premier from 1948 to 1972 and President from
1972 to 1994.

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8) Born on Sunday,April 15,1894 in Kalinovka,Russia (Died:September 11,1971 in
Moscow) was a Soviet statesman who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964,and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers,or Premier from 1958 to 1964.

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9) Also born on Sunday,April 14,1894 in Chattanooga,Tennessee,USA
(Died:September 26,1937 in Clarksdale,Mississippi,USA)is blues singer.Nicknamed the "Empress Of The Blues",she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on fellow blues singers,as well as jazz vocalists.According to my website:
/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1076&Itemid=49 she has the #5 song for the entire year of 1923.

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10) Born on Saturday,April 15,1978 in Lexington,Kentucky,USA is a singer-songwriter,
guitarist and record producer.He had a #1 album on the US Billboard 200.

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 11) Born on Thursday,April 15,1937 in Nacogdoches,Texas,USA (Died:December 27,1978 in Nashville,Texas.USA) was a singer.In 1960 he recorded a song that peaked at #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

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12) Born on April 15,1452 in Anchiano,Italy (Died:May 2,1519 in Chateau du Clos
Luce,Amboise,France)was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of
interest included invention,drawing,painting,sculpting,architecture,science,music,
and cartography.He has been variously called the father of palaeontology,ichnology
and architecture and he is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all
time.Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute,helicopter and tank,
he epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal.
"The Mona Lisa" is the most famous of his works and the most parodied portrait,
and another one of his works "The Last Supper" is the most reproduced religious
painting of all time.

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The Mona Lisa
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