Famous People Born in 1878
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profile name: Joseph Stalin profile occupation: Dictator
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profile name: Pancho Villa profile occupation: Military Leader
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profile name: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson profile occupation: Film Actor, Dancer
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profile name: Jack Johnson profile occupation: Boxer
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profile name: Upton Sinclair profile occupation: Activist, Journalist, Author
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profile name: Manuel L. Quezon profile occupation: Activist, World Leader
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As rock 'n' roll couples go, Ike and Tina Turner's relationship was one of the most volatile. Ike was a successful blues singer when he met Tina, who was a teenager trying to break into singing. Tina started singing for Ike's band, and in 1960 she had his baby. In 1962 the couple married. Even as Tina's career took off, and Ike produced her albums, the relationship was famously turbulent. Tina accused Ike of many instances of spousal abuse, and she even attempted suicide in 1968. In 1978, the couple finally divorced, and Tina launched a successful career comeback, on her own, in the 1980s.
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Daryl Hall and John Oates met while both were studying music in Philadelphia, and soon formed the popular musical duo Hall & Oates. Blending genres of soul, rock and pop to create a uniquely catchy brand of sound, the two quickly became lauded as pop music's most successful duo, known for hits like "Sara Smile," "Private Eyes," "Out of Touch," "Kiss on My List," "Maneater," "One on One" and "Family Man."
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Did you know that since 1912, nearly 50 million girls in the United States have joined the Girl Scouts? Girl Scouts helped an amazingly diverse array of famous women develop a strong foundation of courage, confidence and character. It's no surprise then that quite a few famous women spent time in the sash. Celebrities who got their start selling cookies and earning merit badges include Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter and actress/writer Carrie Fisher; former first ladies Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan; Olympic skaters Bonnie Blair and Peggy Fleming; astronaut Sally Ride; and iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem. Browse our collection of inspiring famous Girl Scouts who have certainly earned merit badges in their fields.
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