Famous People Born in 1956
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profile name: Randy Jackson profile occupation: Bassist, Music Producer, Singer, Television Personality
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While the term "American dynasty" might technically be an oxymoron, it's hard not to notice the similarities between the Rockefeller family and noble lineages that have spanned the globe for centuries. Like royal families have done in other nations, the Rockefellers have had a profound and irrevocable impact on the United States—from the oil and banking industries to property development, to politics and philanthropy—which will continue to resound for generations to come. Beginning with John D. Rockefeller Sr., who founded the Standard Oil Company and became one of the world's richest men, the Rockefeller troupe also includes John D. Rockefeller III, Winthrop Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller, Laurance Rockefeller and David Rockefeller.
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Child stars are the pint-sized actors we've watched grow up on screen. These talented actors began their careers and traversed the triumphs and pitfalls of fame at an early age. While some child stars, like Sarah Jessica Parker and Natalie Portman, have continued their success into adulthood, others have been plagued by troubles following their early fame. Here's a look at some of the actors who made it big when they were kids.
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Browse our collection of Growing Pains cast members and learn more about Alan Thicke, known to 1980s television audiences as Dr. Jason Seaver; Joanna Kerns, the face of Maggie Seaver; Tracey Gold, who played the Seavers' daughter, Carol; and Kirk Cameron, who played Mike, the elder brother of the Seaver clan.
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