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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jul 15, 2020 at 06:16 PM

Hello people,
    We have twelve (12) birthdays on this date:two deceased actresses,
two living actresses,two living actors,a model,four singers and a politician.
    Let's start with the deceased actresses.


 1)Born on Thursday,August 17,1893 in New York City (died:November 22,1980 in Los
Angeles) was this actress,singer,playwright,screenwriter,comedian and sex symbol
whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.
    Known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence,she made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian,actress and writer in the motion picture industry,as well as appearing on radio and television.For her contributions to American cinema,the American Film Institute named her 15th among the greatest female stars of classic American cinema.
   One of the more controversial movie stars of her day,she encountered many problems,especially censorship.She bucked the system,making comedy out of prudish conventional mores and the Depression-era audience admired her for it.When her cinematic career ended,she wrote books and plays,and continued to perform in Las Vegas,in the United Kingdom and on radio and television, and to record rock and roll albums.Asked about the various efforts to impede her career,she replied: "I believe in censorship.I made a fortune out of it." While true,she also suffered greatly because of it even going to jail for her right to freedom of speech.

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 2)Born on Tuesday,August 17,1920 in Ranelagh,Ireland(died:October 24,2015 in
Boise,Idaho,USA) was an Irish-American actress and singer.She was a famous redhead
who was known for playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines,often in westerns and adventure films.On numerous occasions,she worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne.
   In 1939 she appeared with Charles Laughton in the production of "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame" and was given a contract by RKO Pictures.From there,she went on to
enjoy a long and highly successful career and acquired the nickname "The Queen of

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 3) Born on Saturday,August 17,1963 in Bismarck,North Dakota,USA is an actress and
model.Her father was an actioneer.She worked as a Nautilas instructor at a local
Y.M.C.A. She entered the annual Peace Garden bodybuilding competition in Grand Forks,North Dakota and won third place.She then moved to Minneapolis to pursue a modeling career.She eventually moved once again and settled in Chicago. She has modeled for clients in Chicago,New York,Los Angeles,Minneapolis and Japan.She has appeared in TV commercials for Sears,Gerber baby food and L'Oreal and been featured in catalogs for Sears,K-Mart,Fingerhut and J.C. Penney.She was the Playmate of the Month in the July,1987 issue of "Playboy." She appeared in several "Playboy" videos and posed for a handful of "Playboy" newsstand special editions.Moreover,she was a calendar girl for Snap-on Tools and a member of the Old Milkwaukee beer Swedish Bikini Team.
     She is currently a real estate agent in Southern California.

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Carmen Berg

 4) Born on Wednesday,August 17,1955 in Austin,Texas,USA is an actress and model.
She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1978 issue.
She came to Playboy's attention through a "Playmate Photo Contest" that the magazine staged in 1977.She was later featured in "Outlaw Blues", a movie set in Austin.

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Janet Quist

 5) Born on Wednesday,August 17,1960 in Santa Monica,California is an actor who was married to a very very popular female singer who was born on August 16.He has won two Academy Awards,for his roles in the mystery drama "Mystic River" (2003) and the biopic "Milk" (2008).
  He began his acting career in television with a brief appearance in episode 112 of "Little House On The Prairie" (December 4, 1974),directed by his father. Following his film debut in the drama "Taps" (1981) and a diverse range of film roles in the 1980s,including "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" (1982),he garnered critical attention for his roles in the crime dramas "At Close Range" (1986),"State Of Grace" (1990) and "Carlito's Way" (1993). He became known as a prominent leading actor with the drama "Dead Man Walking" (1995),for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination and the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival.He received another two Oscar nominations for Woody Allen's comedy-drama "Sweet And Lowdown" (1999) and the drama "I Am Sam" (2001).

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 6)Born on Tuesday,August 17,1943 in New York City is this actor,producer and director who holds both American and Italian citizenship.He was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II,for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.His longtime collaboration with director Martin Scorsese earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film "Raging Bull". He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2003, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2010, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016.
   His first major film roles were in the sports drama,"Bang The Drum Slowly" (1973) and Scorsese's crime film "Mean Streets" (1973).He earned Academy Award nominations for the psychological thrillers "Taxi Driver" (1976) and "Cape Fear" (1991),both directed by Scorsese.He received additional nominations for Michael Cimino's Vietnam war drama,"The Deer Hunter"(1978),Penny Marshall's drama "Awakenings" (1990),and David O. Russell's romantic comedy-drama,"Silver Linings Playbook" (2012).
     His portrayal of gangster Jimmy Conway in Scorsese's crime film "Goodfellas"
(1990),and his role as Rupert Pupkin in the black comedy film "The King Of Comedy"
(1983),earned him BAFTA Award nominations.

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 7) Born on Wednesday,August 17,1949 in Wichita Falls,Texas,USA is a model.She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its June 1970 issue.
     Her cousin,Karen Morton was the July 1978 Playmate.

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Elaine Morton

 8) Born on Sunday,August 17,1958 in Hollywood,California,USA is this singer-songwriter who gained worldwide fame as the lead singer of a very popular all girl band,one of the most successful all-female bands of all time.She grew up in the city of Thousand Oaks located in Ventura county,California.Originally she began her career in 1977 as a member of the Los Angeles punk band "The Germs",she went on to join that girl band as lead singer after the band's formation in 1978.The band has sold over 7 million records worldwide.One of the bands songs is heard in the opening of the movie "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" (1982)
 After dissolution of the band in 1985,she went on to have a successful solo career with many hits and one of them reaching #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.
   At 43 years of age she posed nude in the August,2001 issue of Playboy.
   Her autobiography,"Lips Unsealed", published in June 2010,was a New York Times Best Seller and received favorable reviews.On August 11,2011,as a member of the girl band which she was part of,she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  In the 1990s she left the USA and has resided outside the country since then.First living in France then to Thailand where she currently resides.

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 9)Born on Thursday,August 17,1933 in Manchester,Oklahoma,USA (died:March 22,1986
in Jefferson City,Missouri,USA) was a pop music singer.In 1960,he recorded a song,
written by his sister Jean and her husband Red Surrey,that reached No. 1 on the US
Billboard Hot 100.One of the saddest songs of all time.
   Jean and two of her sisters,Virginia and Lucille,comprised "The Dinning Sisters",a popular singing trio in the 1940s.Additionally,he is the uncle of the bass guitarist for alternative rock band "Toad The Wet Sprocket".

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10) Born on Sunday,August 17,1969 in Boston is a singer,songwriter,actor,record
producer and film producer.He is a founding member of boy band that had three #1
singles on the US Billboard Hot 100.From 2002 to 2003,he starred in the crime drama "Boomtown". He has been starring in the drama series "Blue Bloods" as Danny Reagan since 2010.

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11) Born on Sunday,August 17,2003 in Waterloo,New South Wales,Australia is a rapper,singer and songwriter who in 2021 had a #1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100.
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12) Born on Tuesday,August 17,1926 in Yangzhou,China is a retired Chinese politician who served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002,as Chairman of the Central Military Commission from 1989 to 2004,and as President of the People's Republic of China from 1993 to 2003.

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