Famous People Born on August 17
Folk Hero, U.S. Representative / 1786 - 1836
Davy Crockett was a frontiersman, legendary folk hero and three-time Congressman. He fought in the War of 1812 and died at the Alamo in the Texas Revolution.
Robert De Niro
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Director / 1943 -
Legendary award-winning actor Robert De Niro has starred in such films as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part II and Silver Linings Playbook.
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Pin-up / 1893 - 1980
Mae West started in Vaudeville and on the stage in New York, and later moved to Hollywood to star in films known for their blunt sexuality and steamy settings.
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profile name: Davy Crockett profile occupation: Folk Hero, U.S. Representative
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profile name: Marcus Garvey profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist
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profile name: Maureen O'Hara profile occupation: Film Actress, Pin-up, Singer
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profile name: Robert De Niro profile occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Director
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