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Written by Barry Kowal   
Apr 11, 2020 at 04:41 PM

Hello people,
     we have eleven (11) birthdays today;a deceased actor,a politician,four models and five singers.
    Let's start with the deceased actor.


 1) Born on Wednesday,May 20,1908 in Indiana,Pennsylvania,USA (Died:July 2,1997 in
Beverly Hills) was an actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history.Many of the films in which he starred have become enduring classics.
    He was nominated for five Academy Awards,winning one in competition for The
"Philadelphia Story" (1940), and received an Academy Lifetime Achievement award in
1985.In 1999,he was named the third-greatest male screen legend of the Golden Age
of Hollywood by the American Film Institute,behind Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant.
The American Film Institute has also named five of his films to its list of the 100 best American films ever made.

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 2) Born on Monday,May 20,1935 in Montevideo,Uruguay is a politician who served as
the 40th President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. A former guerrilla with the
Tupamaros,he was imprisoned for 12 years during the military dictatorship in the
1970s and 1980s.
   He is an atheist.During his presidency he made Ueuguay the first country to legalize marijuana.
    He has been described as "the world's humblest head of state" due to his austere lifestyle and his donation of around 90 percent of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs.

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 3) Born on Wednesday,May 20,1987 in Lutsk,Ukraine is an actress and model.She is
the Playboy Playmate of the Month for May 2011.She is also known for appearing as
"Jennifer" in the comedy TY series "Frat House Musical" (2012).

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Sasha Bonilova

 4) Born on Monday,May 20,1940 in New York City is an actress and model.She's of Italian descent.She was discovered in Miami,Florida at age fifteen by noted glamour photographer Bunny Yeager.She was chosen as the queen of an annual convention held by the Florida Photographers Association in August,1957 and was a nominee of the Hialeah Junior of Commerce for the 1958 Miss America beauty pageant.She graced the cover of the July,1958 issue of "Playboy" and was the Playmate of the Month in the December,1958 issue of the famous men's magazine. Moreover,she worked as a Bunny at the first Playboy Club in Chicago, Illinois.Among the movies she had parts in the camp schlock classic "The Wild Women Of Wongo"(1958) (as one of the titular ladies),"Seven Days In May"(1964),"Pajama Party" (1964) and "The Great Race" (1965).She also made guest appearances on episodes of such TV series as Burke's Law (1963),McHale's Navy (1962),The Beverly Hillbillies (1962),Petticoat Junction (1963),Green Acres (1965) and Hawaii Five-O (1968).She married character actor Jack Hogan in May,1967; the couple had two sons prior to splitting up in 1980.In the late 90s,she returned to "Playboy" full-time as one of Hugh Hefner's assistants at the Playboy Mansion West.
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Joyce Nizzari

 5) Also born on Monday,May 20,1940 but in Nashville,Tennessee,USA is a model.She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its June 1958 issue.
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 6) Also born on Monday,May 20,1940 but in Minneapolis,Minnesota,USA???Died:November 24,2019 in Valencia,California,U.S.A.) is an actress and model.In 1958, she was approached by a photographer and eventually posed for Playboy magazine,becoming November's centerfold.The attention warranted her an MGM contract and cheesecake bit parts came her way with such movies as Ocean's 11 (1960) and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).She appeared front-and-center ?? la Raquel Welch as a scantily-clad prehistoric turn-on in Valley of the Dragons (1961), but nothing much came of it.
   Following her perky love interests in the mediocre western Gunpoint (1966),starring Audie Murphy and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966),a Don Knotts comedy film, and guest appearances on such TV shows as "Rango," "Pistols and Petticoats, "Mission: Impossible," "Ironside" and "Adam-12," Joan's career went on hiatus after a horse-riding accident.
       Briefly married to Chuck Staley,her second husband is former Universal exec Dale Sheets.Twins were born to them,a boy and girl,on March 24,1971. Since then, with the exception of a brief appearance on an episode of "Dallas" in 1982,she remained with family life and other outside pursuits.She died on November 24, 2019.
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Joan Staley

 7) Born on Wednesday,May 20,1981 in New York City is a singer and 2015 she released her debut single, about depression which peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in the United States,topped charts in the United Kingdom and peaked within the top ten of multiple charts worldwide.She won a Daytime Emmy Award for a live performance of the song on "Good Morning America".

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 8) Born on Monday,May 20,1946 in El Centro,California,USA is a singer and actress.Sometimes called the "Goddess of Pop",she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry.Between 1965 and 1999 she had five (5) number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100.One of those singles was a duet with her then husband.Another #1 was the song that Billboard ranked as their #1 song for the entire year of 1999 in their year-end edition.



9) Born on Saturday,May 20,1944 in Sheffield,England (Died:December 22,2014 in
Crawford,Colorado,USA) was a singer and musician.He was known for his gritty voice,
spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs of
varying genres.In 1982 he had a #1 song on the US Billboard Hot 100.The song was
from a movie that starred Richard Gere and Debra Winger.

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10) Born on Saturday,May 20,1972 in New York City is a hip hop recording artist,
actor,record producer and record executive.Accompanied by the Pussycat Dolls he had a song that spent seven (7) weeks at #1 in Australia (ARIA).

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11) Born on Tuesday,May 20,1958 in Oconomowoc,Wisconsin,USA is a musician, singer, songwriter and actress best known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist of a very popular all female new wave band.The band recorded a song that peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 off of an album that peaked at #1 for 6 weeks on the US Billboard 200 in 1982.

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Jane Wiedlin
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