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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jul 14, 2020 at 08:11 PM

Hello people,
    We have thirteen (13) birthdays and two historical events occurred on this date:six actresses,five actors,a singer and a film director.
 Let's start with  the historical events.


historic event 1) On Wednesday August 18,1920 the 19th amendment to the
US Constitution became the law of all the land.The 19th amendment guarantees all
American women the right to vote.

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historic event 2) On Thursday August 18,1977 Steve Biko,a South African anti-apartheid activist is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William's Town,South Africa.He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies.

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 1) Born on Monday,August 18,1975 born in Portland,Oregon,USA is an actress, producer,model and comedian.She began her career in the Groundlings,an improvisational group in Los Angeles and had minor roles in several television series before being cast as Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds on the FX comedy series "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" in 2005.

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 2) Born on Saturday,August 18,1984 born in Tel Aviv,Israel is an is an international adult video star,centrefold,director and mainstream actress who was named as Penthouse magazine's "Pet of the Month" for August 2014 as well as "Pet of the Year" in 2015.Recently nominated for "Best Supporting Actress" at the 2018 AVN Awards, Layla continues to be featured in a wealth of best-selling Penthouse productions.
    She moved to the United States when she was 18 years old after completing her
army service.She is a nursing school graduate who started competing in beauty pageants and eventually progressed to professionally modelling work.Spurred on by the success of her modelling shoots,commercial roles and movie work,she started nude modelling which paved the way for her to make her adult film industry debut in 2012.

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Layla Sin

 3) Born on Wednesday,August 18,1999 born in Tampa,Florida,USA is an actress and
model.She appeared in a 2020 episide of the TV series "Mommy's Girl".She also was
the Penthouse Pet for September 2019

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Naomi Swann

 4) Born on Wednesday,August 18,1976 born in New York City is an actress and model.After appearing in Playboy magazine as its Playmate of the Month for July 1997,she appeared in several Playboy videos.She held regular roles on the soap operas "One Life To Live" and "Passions".

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Daphnee Lynn Duplaix 

 5) Born on Friday,August 18,1967 born in Nuremberg,Rheinland-Pfalz,Germany is an
actress and model.She began acting at the age of 9.She is one of four girls
to do both Playboy & Penthouse Magazine.She is the Penthouse Pet Of The Month for
February 1993.She is considered the B-movie Parody Queen.She has worked with all the great B-movie Directors including the late great Russ Meyer.She had an early starring role in the 1987 sex comedy "Pretty Smart",alongside Patricia Arquette,as a rich sexpot at a private school in Greece,but her other roles in mainstream films of the late 1980s and early 1990s (such as "The Last Boy Scout" and "Disorderlies") were minor.She had an uncredited role in the 1976 Alan Parker film "Bugsy Malone".She continues to star in mostly late night T.V. Although she has recently added Producing and writing to her resume.

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Julie K. Smith

 6) Born on Wednesday,August 18,1948 born in New York City is an actress and model.She is best known as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1972 issue.She had a part in the 1979 film "When A Stranger Calls".She was later married to former NFL Quarterback Bobby Douglass.

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Carol O'Neal

 7)Born on Tuesday,August 18,1936 in Santa Monica,California,USA is an actor, director,producer,businessman,environmentalist and philanthropist.He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
   His career began in 1960 as a guest star on numerous TV shows, including:The
Untouchables,Perry Mason,Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone,among others.He earned an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "The Voice of Charlie Pont" (1962).His greatest Broadway success was as the stuffy newlywed husband of Elizabeth Ashley in Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" (1963).
    He made his film debut in "War Hunt" (1962). His role in "Inside Daisy Clover"
(1965) won him a Golden Globe for best new star.He starred in "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" (1969), which was a huge success and made him a major star.In 1972,he had a critical and box office hit with "Jeremiah Johnson" (1972),and in 1973 had the greatest hit of his career,the blockbuster crime caper "The Sting",for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.The popular and acclaimed "All the President's Men" (1976) was a landmark film for him.

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Robert Redford

 8)Born on Monday,August 18,1969 in Boston,USA is an actor,filmmaker and activist.
He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films "Primal
Fear"(1996),"American History X" (1998) and "Birdman" (2014).He also starred in other roles,such as "Everyone Says I Love You" (1996), The "People vs. Larry Flynt" (1996),"Fight Club" (1999),"Red Dragon" (2002),"25th Hour" (2002),"Kingdom Of Heaven" (2005),"The Illusionist" (2006),"Moonrise Kingdom" (2012),"The Grand Budapest Hotel"(2014) and "Sausage Party"(2016). He has also directed and co-written films,including his directorial debut,"Keeping the Faith" (2000). He has done uncredited work on the scripts for "The Score" (2001),"Frida" (2002), and "The Incredible Hulk" (2008).

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 9)Also born on Monday,August 18,1969 but in New York City is an actor,voice actor,and producer.He made his film debut with a leading role in "The Legend Of Billie Jean" (1985) and gained wider recognition for his breakthrough role as Jason "J.D." Dean,a sociopathic high school student,in the satire "Heathers" (1988).

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10)Born on Monday,August 18,1952 in Houston,Texas,USA (died:September 14,2009 in
Los Angeles) was an actor,dancer and singer-songwriter.Having gained fame with
appearances in films during the 1980s,he became popular for playing tough guys and
romantic lead males,gaining him a wide fan base with female audiences and status as a teen idol and sex symbol.
   He starred in the 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing" playing Johnny Castle.

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11) Born on Sunday,August 18,1957 born in Worcester,Massachusetts,USA is an actor,
writer,producer,singer and comedian.He was the star and co-creator of "Rescue Me",
which ended its seventh and final season on September 7,2011.
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12) Born on Thursday,August 18,1983 in Beirut,Lebanon is a Lebanese and English
singer and songwriter. After recording his first extended play,"Dodgy Holiday",
he was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2007 in an annual BBC
poll of music critics,Sound of 2007.He released his first full-length studio album,"Life in Cartoon Motion", on Island Records in 2007,which sold more than 5.6 million copies worldwide and helped him win a Brit Award-winning Best British Breakthrough act,and receive a Grammy Award nomination.In 2006, Mika started up his company,"Dodgy Holiday Tours Limited".Two years later he released his second extended play,"Songs for Sorrow", of which limited edition copies are now sold out worldwide.In 2009 he released his second studio album,"The Boy Who Knew Too Much".Finishing his worldwide tour,he recorded his third album,"The Origin of Love", stating it would be "more simplistic pop,less layered than the last one".The album was released internationally on 16 September 2012 and in the UK on 8 October 2012.
   His latest album,"No Place in Heaven", was released on June 15,2015.


13) Born on Friday,August 18,1933 in the 12th arrondissement of Paris,France is a
French-Polish film director,producer,writer,actor and fugitive.Born in Paris,his
Polish-Jewish parents moved the family back to Poland in 1937,when he was four.
Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany 2 years later in 1939 and he spent the next six
years of his childhood mostly on his own,trying to survive the ongoing Holocaust.
His first feature-length film,"Knife in the Water" (1962), made in Poland,was
nominated for a United States Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.He has
since received five more Oscar nominations,along with two BAFTAs,four Cesars,a
Golden Globe Award and the Palme d'Or of the Cannes Film Festival in France.In the
United Kingdom he directed three films,beginning with "Repulsion"(1965).In 1968 he
moved to the United States and cemented his status by directing the horror film
"Rosemary's Baby" (1968).
A turning point in his life took place in 1969,when his pregnant wife,Sharon
Tate,along with four friends,were brutally murdered by members of the Manson Family.
Following her death,he returned to Europe and eventually continued directing.He made
"Macbeth" (1971) in England and back in Hollywood,"Chinatown" (1974),which was
nominated for eleven Academy Awards.
In 1977,he was arrested and charged with the rape of a 13-year-old.He subsequently
pled guilty to the charge of statutory rape.He was released from prison after serving
42 days,and as part of an apparent plea bargain,was to be put on probation.
When he learned that the judge changed his mind and planned to reject the plea
bargain,he fled to Paris before sentencing.
In Europe,he continued to make films,including "Tess" (1979),starring aspiring
actress,"Nastassja Kinski".It won France's Cesar Awards for Best Picture and Best
Director and received three Oscars.He later produced and directed "The Pianist"(2002),
starring Adrien Brody,in a World War II true story drama about a Jewish-Polish
musician.The film won three Academy Awards including Best Director,along with numerous
international awards.He also directed "Oliver Twist" (2005), a story which parallels
his own life as a "young boy attempting to triumph over adversity".He was awarded
Best Director for "The Ghost Writer" (2010) at the 23rd European Film Awards.Having
made films in Poland,the United Kingdom,France and the United States,he is considered
one of the few international filmmakers.

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