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Singer / 1989 -
Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift is one of country music's top recording artists, having crossed over into pop and winning many awards.
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Television Producer / 1937 -
Bill Cosby is an American comedian, actor and producer, who has played a major role in the development of more positive portrayal of African-Americans on television.
U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative / 1942 -
Former Delaware Senator Joe Biden was elected the 47th U.S. vice president with President Barack Obama in 2008. He earned a second term as vice president when Obama was re-elected to the presidency in 2012.
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