Famous People Born in 1936
Civil Rights Activist, U.S. Representative / 1936 - 1996
Barbara Jordan was a U.S. congressional representative from Texas and was the first African American congresswoman to come from the Deep South.
Environmental Activist, Film Actor, Director, Producer / 1936 -
Robert Redford is a Hollywood legend, starring in several blockbuster films in his day, and producing and directing many others. He also helped start the Sundance Film Festival in the late 1970s.
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profile name: Wilt Chamberlain profile occupation: Basketball Player
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profile name: Buddy Holly profile occupation: Singer
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