Famous People Born on January 29
Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Producer, Philanthropist, Talk Show Host, Television Producer / 1954 -
Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show from 1986 to 2011. She is also an actress, philanthropist, publisher and producer.
Inventor, Political Leader, Journalist / 1737 - 1809
Thomas Paine was an English American writer and pamphleteer whose "Common Sense" and other writings influenced the American Revolution, and helped pave the way for the Declaration of Independence.
U.S. Representative / 1970 -
U.S. Representative Paul Ryan is a Republican from Wisconsin known for his conservative positions. In the 2012 presidential election, Ryan was the running mate of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who was defeated by President Barack Obama.
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profile name: Oprah Winfrey profile occupation: Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Producer, Philanthropist, Talk Show Host, Television Producer
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profile name: Thomas Paine profile occupation: Inventor, Political Leader, Journalist
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profile name: Paul Ryan profile occupation: U.S. Representative
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profile name: Claudine Longet profile occupation: Television Actress, Murderer, Singer
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