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Written by Barry Kowal   
Apr 05, 2020 at 06:04 PM

Hello people,
    We have thirteen (13) birthdays today;six singers,an actor,a politician,
two actresses,a model,a deceased astronaut and a deceased doctor.
    Let's start with the singers.


1) Born on Wednesday,May 26,1920 in Jamestown,North Dakota,USA (Died:January 21,2002 in Los Angeles) was a jazz and popular music singer,songwriter,composer and actress in a career spanning six decades.In 1948 she had a song that spent nine (9) weeks at #1 on the primary Billboard singles chart.It was the song that Billboard ranked at #2 for the entire year of 1948 on their year-end chart.

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2) Born on Wednesday,May 26,1948 in Phoenix,Arizona,USA is a singer-songwriter.She
is best known for her work as a songwriter and vocalist with a very popular rock band
and also for her chart-topping solo career.The group she was a member of had an album
that spent 31 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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3) Born on Monday,May 26,1975 in East Orange,New Jersey,USA is a singer,songwriter,
rapper,record producer and actress.She was the lead singer of a group that had two
#1 singles in the UK in 1996.With her solo career she had a #1 album on the US Billboard
200 Album chart in 1998.

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4) Born on Tuesday,May 26,1964 in New York City is a singer,songwriter actor and
record producer.His "retro" style incorporates elements of rock,blues,soul,R&B, funk,jazz,reggae,hard rock,psychedelic,pop,folk and ballads.In 2003 he released a single that spent six (6) weeks at #1 in Australia (ARIA)

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 5) Born on Wednesday,May 26,[O.S. 28 May] 1886 in Sered??ius,Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (Died:October 23,1950 in San Francisco) was a singer,comedian, actor and vaudevillian.Self-billed as "The World's Greatest Entertainer",Jolson is credited with being America's most famous and highest-paid star of the 1920s.In March of 1948 he had a song that began spending six (6) weeks at #2 on Billboard Magazine's "Best Selling Popular Retail Records" chart.It was the song that Billboard ranked at #8 for the entire year of 1947 on their year-end chart.
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 6) Born on Wednesday,May 26,1962 in Liverpool,England,UK (Died:January 26,2016 in Cork,Ireland)known by his stage name Black,was an English singer-songwriter.He emerged from the punk rock music scene and achieved mainstream pop success in the late 1980s, most notably with a 1986 single,which was an international hit the next year.The song peaked at #8 in the UK and #1 in Austria.The album of the same name as the song was off of peaked at #3 in the UK.
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 7) Born on Sunday,May 26,1907 in Winterset,Iowa,USA (Died:June 11,1979 in Los Angeles)nicknamed "Duke",was an American actor and filmmaker.An Academy Award-winner for "True Grit" (1969),he was among the top box office draws for three decades.

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 8) Born on Thursday,May 26,1949 in Chippenham,United Kingdom is a British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015.He has been the Member of Parliament for Islington North since 1983.

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 9) Also born on Thursday,May 26,1949 but in Winston-Salem,North Carolina,U.S,A. is an actress.She became known in the early 1970s for starring in a 
string of 1970s women in prison and blaxploitation films such as "The Big Bird
Cage","Coffy","Foxy Brown" and "Sheba,Baby".

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Pam Grier

10) Born on Sunday,May 26,1957 in Dupo,Illinois,U.S.A. is a model and actress.She
was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1979 issue.She was a
nine-time cover girl (2 US, 7 international),and her February 1980 iconic "eyes"
cover was chosen as Cover of the Year by Marketing Bestsellers Association.She was
also a Playboy Bunny at the St. Louis club and Chicago Playboy Bunny of the Year in 1976.Professionally she now goes by the name Candace Jordan as a television host,popular media personality in Chicago and Chicago Tribune Social Columnist.In 2017 at the age of 60 she duplicated her cover along with her cohorts Kimberley Conrad,Renee Tenison,Lisa Matthews,Cathy St. George,Charlotte Kemp and Monique St. Pierre nearly four decades on.
She appeared as a Call girl in the 1983 movie "Risky Business".,-Actress-CANDACE-COLLINS-Nude-Photo-Signed_A5D429ABDF/

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Candace L. Collins

11) Born on Wednesday,May 26,1993 in Plock,Poland is a model.She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 2012 issue.

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Amanda Streich

12) Born on Saturday,May 26,1951 in Los Angeles (Died:July 23,2012 in La Jolla,
California,USA) was a physicist and astronaut.She became the first American woman
in space in 1983.

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13) Born on Saturday,May 26,1928 in Pontiac,Michigan,USA (Died:June 3,2011 in Royal Oak,Michigan,USA) was a pathologist and euthanasia proponent.He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide;he claimed to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end.He was often portrayed in the media with the name of "Dr. Death".
    In 1999,he was arrested and tried for his direct role in a case of voluntary
euthanasia.He was convicted of second-degree murder and served eight years of a
10-to-25-year prison sentence.He was released on parole on June 1, 2007,on
condition he would not offer advice nor participate nor be present in the act of
any type of suicide involving euthanasia to any other person;as well as neither
promote nor talk about the procedure of assisted suicide.

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