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Bill Hader

Bill Hader is a comedic actor best known for his stint on Saturday Night Live, with popular characters and impersonations such as "Stefon," Vincent Price and CNN's Jack Cafferty.
  • Film Actor,
  • Television Actor,
  • Comedian
  • (1978–)

Debbie Reynolds

Known for her boundless energy and pert demeanor, Reynolds' most memorable turn was in the 1952 musical Singin' in the Rain.
  • Film Actress,
  • Singer
  • (1932–)

Winston Churchill

As prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill rallied the British people during WWII, and led his country from the brink of defeat to victory.
  • Prime Minister,
  • Journalist
  • (1874–1965)

Jaclyn Smith

Jaclyn Smith is a model and actress who starred in all five seasons of Charlie’s Angels. She has also launched her own collections for K-Mart.
  • Film Actress,
  • Television Actress
  • (1945–)

Ira Gershwin

Lyricist Ira Gershwin wrote for popular musicals like Porgy and Bess in the 1920s and '30s. He was in the first writing team to win a Pulitzer for songwriting.
  • Songwriter
  • (1896–1983)

Zora Neale Hurston

Anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston was a fixture of the Harlem Renaissance before writing her masterwork, 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.'
  • Author,
  • Civil Rights Activist
  • (1891–1960)

Babe Ruth

Legendary baseball player Babe Ruth led the Red Sox to three championships, including the 1916 title. During that game, he pitched a 13 scoreless innings—a record that remains unbroken today.
  • Baseball Player
  • (1895–1948)

Florence Mills

Performer Florence Mills captivated audiences during the Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. She performed in shows like 'Shuffle Along,' 'Plantation Revue' and 'Blackbirds.'
  • Singer,
  • Comedian,
  • Dancer
  • (1896–1927)

Fascinating Facts About The Real 'Sons of Liberty'

With the upcoming premiere of the History Channel’s “Sons of Liberty” miniseries, we’re taking a look at some fascinating facts about the real men who fought for America’s independence. Who cheated death again and again? Who was a forensics pioneer? Who liked to get naked? Read on to find out. . .

Famous Atheists

Your fave atheist Bill Maher is celebrating a blessed birthday today, so we thought we'd look at some other famous faces who are also on Team Non Believer! You'd be surprised at some of our findings...

Pioneers of Rap

In honor of LL Cool J's birthday today, we wanted to knock you out with a look back at some of the seminal rap artists who seared the genre into America's consciousness and changed the course of the music industry forever.

Celebrity Siblings of the 80s and 90s (PHOTOS)

When we heard it was Jason Bateman's birthday today, we thought about the two main things we associate with him: Nostalgia and of course, big sister Justine Bateman! Thus, our celebrity siblings of the 80s and 90s photo gallery came to life — rad, right?
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