Famous People Born in 1950
Songwriter, Pianist, Singer / 1950 -
Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. His hit songs include "Living in the City," "Boogie on a Reggae Woman" and "Isn't She Lovely."
Dr. Phil McGraw
Drug Dealer, White Collar Criminal, Murderer, Thief, Organized Crime Boss / 1950 -
Larry Hoover, also known as "King Larry," is the notorious former leader of the Gangster Disciple Nation, a Chicago street gang that spread nationwide.
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profile name: Stevie Wonder profile occupation: Songwriter, Pianist, Singer
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profile name: Richard Branson profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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profile name: Dr. Phil McGraw profile occupation: Talk Show Host
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profile name: Steve Wozniak profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer, Engineer, Inventor
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profile name: Ann Wilson profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Larry Hoover profile occupation: Drug Dealer, White Collar Criminal, Murderer, Thief, Organized Crime Boss
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