Famous People Born in 1899
Director, Producer, Television Personality, Screenwriter / 1899 - 1980
Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was nicknamed the "Master of Suspense" for employing a kind of psychological suspense in his films, producing a distinct viewer experience.
Songwriter, Conductor, Pianist / 1899 - 1974
An originator of big-band jazz, Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader who composed thousands of scores over his 50-year career.
Academic, Civil Rights Activist, Medical Professional, Chemist / 1899 - 1975
African-American chemist Percy Julian was a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs such as cortisone, steroids and birth control pills.
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profile name: Al Capone profile occupation: Organized Crime Boss
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profile name: Ernest Hemingway profile occupation: Author
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profile name: Duke Ellington profile occupation: Songwriter, Conductor, Pianist
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profile name: Alfred Hitchcock profile occupation: Director, Producer, Television Personality, Screenwriter
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profile name: Fred Astaire profile occupation: Dancer
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profile name: Percy Julian profile occupation: Academic, Civil Rights Activist, Medical Professional, Chemist
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