Famous People Born in 1955
Film Actress, Television Actress, Comedian, Talk Show Host / 1955 -
Whoopi Goldberg is a Grammy Award-winning comedian, actress and human rights advocate, and longtime television host of the daytime talk show The View.
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In 1962, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time, the Rolling Stones was started in London. Named after the Muddy Waters song "Rollin' Stone," the original band included frontman Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones, bassist Bill Wyman, drummer Charlie Watts and pianist Ian Stewart. Guitarist Ron Wood joined Jagger, Richards and Watts in 1975. The Stones, in their various incarnations, have rocked on for more than 50 years, selling more than 200 million albums worldwide. Here's a look at the musicians who critics and fans alike have dubbed the "World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band."
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Many African-Americans left their country to escape the confines of racism, segregation and McCarthyism in the United States. As a result, an entirely new African-American subculture sprouted up in Europe, Africa and other countries abroad. A street in Paris is named after Josephine Baker, who found acceptance and fame in France that she couldn't achieve in the still-segregated United States. Marcus Garvey was a leader of the Back-to-Africa movement. And singer Nina Simone lived in several different countries, including Liberia, Switzerland, England and Barbados before eventually settling down in the South of France. Find out more about these African-American expats, and the new lives they made for themselves abroad, on Biography.com.
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Since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the world's best athletes have wowed us with their phenomenal athleticism and fierce determination. From boxing and track and field, to gymnastics and swimming, athletes from around the world have taken their sports to record-breaking levels, both individually and as teams, and the best of them have taken home the gold. Biography celebrates the inspiring athletes who have created some of our most favorite moments from the Summer Olympic Games.
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