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Last Updated 10-21-2021

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Selwyn Raab -- b.6/26/1934 N.S.
Journalist, Editor
Misc: former investigative reporter for The New York Times, NBC News

Meinhardt Raabe -- b.9/2/1915 d.4/9/2010 (94)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin coroner)

Ellis Rabb -- b.6/20/1930 d.1/11/1998 (67)
Movie Actor, Director
Movie Titles: The Fabulous Baker Boys

Johnny Rabb -- b.2/29/1972 N.S.
Author, Alternative Rock Drummer
Book Titles: Jungle Drum 'N' Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set
Group Names: Collective Soul, SheDaisy

Luther Rabb -- b.9/7/1942 d.1/21/2006 (63)
Bassist
Group Names: War

Jessica Rabbit -- b.11/4/1987 N.S.
Model

Eddie Rabbitt -- b.11/27/1941 d.5/7/1998 (56)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Edward Thomas

David Rabe -- b.3/10/1940 N.S.
Screenwriter, Playwright
Names/Places: b. in Dubuque, Iowa
Movie Titles: The Firm, Hurlyburly, Casualties of War, Streamers

Lily Rabe -- b.6/29/1982
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: American Horror Story (as Sister Mary)
Movie Titles: All Good Things, No Reservations, Pawn Sacrifice

François Rabelais -- b.??/??/1494 or ??/??/1483 d.4/9/1553
Writer, Satirist, Physicist, French

Isidor Isaac "I.I." Rabi -- b.7/29/1898 d.1/11/1988 (89)
Physicist, Austrian
Misc: atom explorer-Nobel 1944

Paul Rabil -- b.12/14/1985 N.S.
Lacrosse Player

Trevor Rabin -- b.1/13/1955
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist, South African
Group Names: Manfred Mann, Yes

Yitzhak Rabin -- b.3/1/1922 d.11/4/1995 (73)
Prime Minister, Israeli
Misc: the war hero turned political leader who fearlessly pursued peace with the Palestinians

Solomon J. Rabinowitz -- b.2/18/1859 Ju-1 or 3/2/1859 N.S. d.5/13/1916 (57)
Author, Playwright, Historian, Russian
Names/Places: aka:Sholem Aleichem

Al Raby -- b.2/19/1933 d.11/23/1988 (55)
Civil Rights Leader
Misc: Chicago's mayor in 1983

Harley Leland Race -- b.4/11/1943 N.S. d.8/1/2019 N.S. (76)
Wrestler
Misc: Wrestling promoter and trainer

Rachel -- b.11/27/1972
Actress, TV Hostess, Personality, Model, Jamaican
Names/Places: LN: Stuart
Misc: of BET

Stevie Rachelle -- b.3/2/1966
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Tuff

Alan Rachins -- b.10/3/1942
Scriptwriter, Actor, Director
Names/Places: Joanna Frank's hubby
TV Shows: L.A. Law (as Douglas Brackman Jr.), Dharma and Greg (as Larry Finkelstein)
Movie Titles: Leave It to Beaver, Showgirls

Sergei "Serge" Rachmaninov -- b.3/20/1873 Ju-1 or 4/1/1873 N.S. d.3/28/1943 N.S. (69)
Conductor/Composer, Pianist, Russian
Names/Places: b. in Novgorod Province; MN:Wassilievitch; d. in Beverly Hills
Song Titles: Prelude In C# Minor

Riki Rachtman -- b.6/15/1965
Actor, TV Host
TV Shows: MTV

Marc Racicot -- b.7/24/1948
Governor
Misc: the 21st Governor of Montana 1993-2001

Victoria Racimo -- b.12/26/1950
Actress, Producer
Misc: Actress of Filipino, English, Irish, Spanish, and American Indian descent
TV Shows: The Chisholms, Falcon Crest (as Corene Powers)
Movie Titles: Ernest Goes to Camp, The Mountain Men, Prophecy, White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf

Bruce Racine -- b.8/9/1966
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

Jean Baptiste Racine -- b.12/22/1639 N.S. d.4/21/1699 N.S. (59)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, French

Moe Racine -- b.10/13/1937 N.S. d.3/4/2018 N.S. (80)
CFL Figure, Football Linebacker
Misc: in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Ottawa Rough Riders

Arthur Rackham -- b.9/19/1867 d.9/6/1939 (71)
Illustrator, Children's Author, British
Book Titles: Grimm's Fairy Tales

Robert Raco -- b.11/26/1989 N.S.
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Riverdale (as Joaquin)

Count Edward Raczynski -- b.12/19/1891 d.7/30/1993 (101)
Ambassador, Diplomat, Polish

Dino Rađa -- b.4/24/1967
NBA Player, Croatian
Names/Places: aka Dino Radja

Charles Gardner "Old Hoss" Radbourn -- b.12/11/1854 d.2/5/1897 (42)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: pitcher who in 1884 won 60 games and lost 12, pitching a total of 672 innings, the equivalent of almost 75 nine-inning games. He retired with 308 wins and 35 shutouts. So who needs 3 days rest?
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bisons (1880), Providence Grays (1881-1885), Boston Beaneaters (1886-1889), Boston Reds (1890), Cincinnati Reds (1891)

Will Radcliff -- b.12/20/1939 N.S. d.9/18/2014 N.S. (74)
Businessperson
Misc: created the Slush Puppie, a frozen slush drink, and founded Slush Puppie Corporation in 1970.

Ann Ward Radcliffe -- b.7/9/1764 d.2/7/1823 (58)
Novelist, Poet, English
Misc: horror novels

Daniel Radcliffe -- b.7/23/1989 N.S.
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Harry Potter (series as Harry Potter), Victor Frankenstein, Now You See Me 2

Scott Radecic -- b.6/14/1962
NFL Linebacker

Fritz Albert Erich "Ete" Rademacher -- b.6/9/1901 N.S. d.4/2/1979 N.S. (77)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, German

Ingo Rademacher -- b.4/22/1971
Actor, West German
TV Shows: Titans (as David O'Connor), General Hospital (as Jax for about 20 years)
Movie Titles: Alex Cross

Peanut Kai Rademacher -- b.7/11/2008
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Ehiku and Ingo's son

Sean Rademaker -- b.4/24/1992
Actor

Dave Rader -- b.12/26/1948
MLB Pitcher

Doug Rader -- b.7/30/1944
MLB Manager, MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: NN:The Red Rooster
Misc: 5x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Houston Astros

Basil Radford -- b.6/25/1897 d.10/20/1952 (55)
Actor, English

Michael Radford -- b.2/24/1946
Writer, Actor, Director, India
Movie Titles: Il Postino: The Postman, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Merchant of Venice, Dancing at the Blue Iguana

William Radford -- b.9/9/1809 d.1/8/1890 (80)
Naval Officer
Misc: Commander, Union Navy

Roddy Radiation -- b.5/5/1955
Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN: Roderick James Byers
Group Names: The Special A.K.A.

Jackie Radinsky -- b.12/23/1998 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Bella and the Bulldogs (as Sawyer Higgins)

Scott Radinsky -- b.3/3/1968
Punk Rock Singer, MLB Player
Group Names: Pulley

Carrie Radison -- b.11/1/1938
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1957

Brad Radke -- b.10/27/1972
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Minnesota Twins

Ronnie Radke -- b.12/15/1983 N.S.
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Escape the Fate, Falling in Reverse

Carl Radle -- b.6/18/1942 N.S. d.5/30/1980 N.S. (37)
Rock & Roll Bassist, British
Misc: a sought after sessionist
Group Names: Derek & the Dominos

Paul Radmilovic -- b.3/5/1886 N.S. d.9/29/1968 N.S. (82)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Welsh (Wales)

Gilda Radner -- b.6/28/1946 N.S. d.5/20/1989 N.S. (42)
Jewish, Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; G.E. Smith's, then Gene Wilder's wife
Misc: National Lampoon troupe member
Arts Titles: PL: Gilda Live!
Song Titles: Let's Talk Dirty To The Animals
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1975-1980 as Emily Letilla, Roseanne Rosanna-Dana, & Baba Wa Wa)
Movie Titles: Witch's Night Out, All You Need is Cash, Hanky Panky, First Family, Haunted Honeymoon, Animalympics, The Woman in Red

Josh Radnor -- b.7/29/1974
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: RN: Joshua Thomas Radnor
TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother (as Ted Mosby)
Movie Titles: Liberal Arts, Not Another Teen Movie, Happythankyoumoreplease

Agnieszka Radwańska -- b.3/6/1989 N.S.
Tennis Player, Polish

Anthony Radziwill -- b.8/4/1959 d.8/10/1999 (40)
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis's brother, son of Lee Bouvier Radziwill Ross, JFK Jr.'s brother

Angela Rae -- b.8/15/1966
Actress

Cassidy Rae -- b.6/7/1976
Actress
TV Shows: Hyperion Bay, Melrose Place (as Sarah Owens), Models Inc. (as Sarah Owens)
Movie Titles: Favorite Deadly Sins, Lying Eyes, Evolver

Charlotte Rae -- b.4/22/1926 N.S. d.8/5/2018 N.S. (92)
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Milwaukee, WI.; RLN:Lubotsky
TV Shows: Car 54 Where Are You? (as Sylvia Schnauser), Hot L Baltimore, Diff'rent Strokes (as Mrs. Edna Garrett), The Facts of Life (as Mrs. Edna Garrett)

Corinne Bailey Rae -- b.2/26/1979
Rhythm and Blues Singer, English

Issa Rae -- b.1/12/1985 N.S.
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Insecure (producer), The Choir (producer), Exhale (hostess)

John Rae -- b.9/30/1813 N.S. d.7/22/1893 N.S. (79)
Explorer, Physician, Surgeon, Scottish
Misc: of the Canadian Arctic

Savannah Paige Rae -- b.8/27/2003
Actress
TV Shows: Parenthood (as Sydney Graham)
Movie Titles: Date Night, Phoenix Falling

Summer Rae -- b.11/28/1983 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Danielle Moinet

Boyd Raeburn -- b.10/27/1913 d.8/2/1966 (52)
Composer, Saxophonist, Bandleader

Raekwon -- b.1/12/1970
Rapper
Group Names: Wu Tang Clan

Rick Rael -- b.8/20/1961
Heavy Metal Performer

RaeLynn -- b.5/4/1994 N.S.
Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: RN: Rachael Lynn Woodward Davis

Brian Christopher Rafalski -- b.9/28/1973 N.S.
NHL Defensive, American
Misc: played from 1995-2014
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils (NHL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL)

Bob Rafelson -- b.2/21/1933
Screenwriter, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Five Easy Pieces, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Head, Blood and Wine

Peter Rafelson -- b.10/30/1960
Screenwriter, Producer, Composer

Bill Rafferty -- b.6/17/1944 d.8/11/2012 (68)
Comedian, TV Host, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Laugh-In '77, Real People (roving reporter), Card Sharks (host), Blockbusters (host)

Chips Rafferty -- b.3/26/1909 d.5/27/1971 (62)
Actor

Frances Rafferty -- b.6/16/1922 d.4/18/2004 (81)
TV/Movie Actress
Misc: appearred in Abbott & Costello movies
TV Shows: December Bride (as Ruth Henshaw), Pete & Gladys (as Nancy)

Gerry Rafferty -- b.4/16/1947 d.1/4/2011 (63)
Composer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer, Scottish
Group Names: Stealer's Wheel, soloist

Sarah Rafferty -- b.12/6/1972 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Suits (as Donna Paulsen)
Movie Titles: Speakeasy, Soccer Dog: European Cup, Falling for Grace

Deborah Raffin -- b.3/13/1953 d.11/21/2012 (59)
Jewish, TV/Movie Actress, Model
TV Shows: Last Convertible

Sir Stamford Raffles -- b.7/5/1781 d.7/5/1826 (45)
Founder, English
Misc: Singapore founder

Alan Rafkin -- b.7/23/1928 d.8/6/2001 (73)
Producer/Director
Misc: Prolific television director
TV Shows: The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Murphy Brown, M-A-S-H, The Love Boat, Laverne & Shirley, Suddenly Susan, Veronica's Closet, The Jeff Foxworthy Show

George Raft -- b.9/26/1895 d.11/25/1980 (85)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Ranft
Misc: some say b. 1903 or Sep 27 or d. Nov 24; Famous movie tough guy
Movie Titles: Casino Royale, Around The World in 80 Days, Some Like It Hot

Joshua Patrick Rafter -- b.8/1/2002 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Lara Feltham and Patrick's son

Patrick Michael "Pat" Rafter -- b.12/28/1972
Tennis Player, Australian

Bill Raftery -- b.4/19/1943 N.S.
Sports Analyst, Basketball Announcer, College Basketball Coach

Henry Ragas -- b.1/1/1891 d.2/18/1919 (28)
Pianist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Original Dixieland Jazz Band

Jerry Ragavoy -- b.9/4/1930 d.7/13/2011 (80)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Soul Singer

Stephanie Rage -- b.10/24/1964
XXX-rated actress

Lisa Raggio -- b.5/12/1953
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Pvt. Benjamin (as Pvt. Maria Gianelli)
Movie Titles: Monsters Inc., The Fabulous Baker Boys, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

John S. Ragin -- b.5/5/1929 d.4/14/2013 (83)
Actor
Names/Places: MN:Stanley
TV Shows: Quincy ME (as Dr. Robert Astin)

John "Rags" Ragland -- b.8/23/1905 N.S. d.8/20/1946 N.S. (40)
Movie Actor, Boxer

Larry Ragland -- b.2/21/1948
Comedian
TV Shows: Keep On Truckin'

Alvin "Junior" Raglin -- b.2/16/1917 d.11/10/1955 (38)
Musician, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Duke Ellington band

Marcus Ragnarsson -- b.8/13/1971
NHL Defensive, Swedish

George Ragni -- b.9/11/1935 N.S. d.7/10/1991 (55)
Dramatist/Playwright, TV/Stage Actor, Songwriter, Singer
Misc: stage: Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (co-author)

Avalon Ragone -- b.11/1/1996
Actress

Dillon Ragone -- b.11/1/1996
Actor

Vincent Ragone -- b.11/1/1996
Actor

Randy Ragsdale -- b.6/7/1977
Country Drummer
Group Names: Cross Country Ragweed

William Ragsdale -- b.1/19/1961
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: AP says b. 1961
TV Shows: Herman's Head (as Herman), Grosse Pointe (as Rob Fields)
Movie Titles: Fright Night (series), Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk, The Reaping

Aleksandr Ragulin -- b.5/5/1941 d.11/17/2004 (63)
Hockey Figure, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)

Robert Woodward "Bobby" Rahal -- b.1/10/1953
Auto Racer
Misc: Formula One; 15x Indianapolis 500 winner; co-founder of Rahal Letterman Racing; some say b. 1954

Zahir Raheem -- b.11/7/1976
Boxer
Names/Places: NN: King Raheem

Medalion Rahimi -- b.7/15/1992 N.S.
Actress

Kevin Rahm -- b.1/7/1971
Actor
TV Shows: Judging Amy (as Kyle McCarty), Lethal Weapon (as Brooks Avery), Mad Men (as Ted Chaough), Madam Secretary (as Michael "Mike B." Barnow), Bates Motel (as Bob Paris)

A. R. Rahman -- b.1/6/1966
Composer/Songwriter, India

Aishwarya Rai -- b.11/1/1973
Actress, India
Names/Places: aka Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Movie Titles: Bride and Prejudice, The Last Legion

Reverend Robert Raikes -- b.9/14/1736 d.4/5/1811 (74)
Reverend, Philanthropist, English
Misc: Invented Sunday School

Kimi Räikkönen -- b.10/17/1979 N.S.
Auto Racer, Finnish
Names/Places: NN: The Ice Man

Brock Railey -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Steve Railsback -- b.11/16/1945
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Helter Skelter (as Charles Manson), From Here to Eternity
Movie Titles: Lifeforce, The Stunt Man, Ed Gein, Disturbing Behavior

Sam Raimi -- b.10/23/1959 N.S.
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Xena: Warrior Princess (producer)
Movie Titles: Spider Man (trilogy 2002-2007), Evil Dead (series)

Ted Raimi -- b.12/14/1965
Writer, TV Actor, Director
TV Shows: seaQuest DSV (as Lt. J.G. Mack O'Neill), Ash vs Evil Dead (as Chet Kaminski)
Movie Titles: Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007), Evil Dead II

Gina Raimondo -- b.5/17/1971 N.S.
Government Official

Douglas Rain -- b.3/13/1928 N.S. d.11/11/2018 N.S. (90)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Narrator, Canadian
Movie Titles: 2001: A Space Odyssey (as Hal)

Jeramie Rain -- b.8/23/1948
Actress

Misty Rain -- b.8/10/1969
XXX-rated actress

Suresh Raina -- b.11/27/1986 N.S.
Cricket Player, India

Jackie Rainbow -- b.6/6/1933 N.S. d.6/15/1988 N.S. (55)
Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1954

Jack Raine -- b.5/18/1897 d.5/30/1979 (82)
Actor, English

Norman Reilly Raine -- b.6/23/1894 d.7/19/1971 (77)
Screen/Scriptwriter

Luise Rainer -- b.1/12/1910 d.12/30/2014 (104)
TV/Movie Actress, Austrian
Misc: some say b. 1909 or b. 1912
Movie Titles: Escapade, Good Earth, Big City, Hostages, The Gambler

Cristina Raines -- b.2/28/1952 N.S.
Actress, Phillipean
TV Shows: Centennial, Flamingo Road (as Lane Ballou)
Movie Titles: The Duelists, The Sentinel, Nightmares, Nashville

Ella Raines -- b.8/6/1921 d.6/6/1988 (66)
Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: RN:Ella Wallace Raubes
Misc: d. May 30?
TV Shows: Janet Dean RN

Richard Raines -- b.4/29/1965
Country Performer

Ron Raines -- b.12/2/1949
Actor
Movie Titles: Wanderlust

Timothy Raines -- b.9/16/1959
MLB Coach, MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: NN: Rock
Misc: All Star MVP 1987, 7x All-Star, 3x World Series champion, 4x NL stolen base leader; Expos #30 retired
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos (1979-1990), Chicago White Sox (1991-1995), New York Yankees (1996-1998), Oakland Athletics (1999), Montreal Expos (2001), Baltimore Orioles (2001), Florida Marlins (2002)

Ford Rainey -- b.8/8/1908 d.7/25/2005 (96)
Actor
TV Shows: The Bionic Woman (as Jim Elgin)

Dr. Froelich Rainey -- b.6/18/1907 d.10/11/1992 (85)
Anthropologist, Director
Misc: of the University of Pennsylvania Museum

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey -- b.4/26/1886 N.S. d.12/22/1939 N.S. (53)
Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett; NN:Mother of the Blues
Misc: some say she was born in September of 1882

Joseph H. Rainey -- b.6/21/1832 N.S. d.8/2/1887 N.S. (55)
Congressperson
Misc: Former American slave, the first black to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives (1870-79).

Michael Rainey Jr. -- b.9/22/2000 N.S.
Actor

Wayne Rainey -- b.10/23/1960
Motorcyclist
Misc: former American Grand Prix road racer; AMA Superbike

Carl Rainge -- b.??/??/???? d.3/6/2011 (74)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Spaniels

Ralph Rainger -- b.10/7/1901 d.10/23/1942 (41)
Composer
Misc: composer of popular music principally for films

Albert McKinley Rains -- b.3/11/1902 d.3/22/1991 (89)
Congressperson

Claude Rains -- b.11/10/1889 d.5/30/1967 (77)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in London; FN:William; wed 5x's
Misc: some say b. Nov 9 or 1890
Movie Titles: The Invisible Man, Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Wolf Man, Notorious, Lawrence of Arabia

Dominic Rains -- b.3/1/1982
Actor, Iranian
Movie Titles: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Flight 93, Jinn

Gregg Rainwater -- b.2/27/1966
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Young Riders (as Buck Cross)
Movie Titles: Street Fighter, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

James Rainwater -- b.12/9/1917 d.5/31/1986 (68)
Physicist
Misc: atomic nuclei shapes

Keech Rainwater -- b.1/24/1963
Country Drummer
Group Names: Lonestar

Marvin Rainwater -- b.7/2/1925 d.9/17/2013 (88)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: LN:Karlton Perry
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee

Francia Raisa -- b.7/26/1988 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: The Secret Life of the American Teenager (as Adrian Lee)
Movie Titles: Bring It On: All or Nothing, Cutitng Edge 3, Christmas Bounty

Rosa Raisa -- b.5/30/1893 d.9/28/1963 (70)
Opera Singer, Polish

Bill Raisch -- b.4/5/1905 d.7/31/1984 (79)
Actor
TV Shows: The Fugitive (as Fred Johnson the mysterious one-armed man)

Aly Raisman -- b.5/25/1994
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete

Bonnie Raitt -- b.11/8/1949
Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues-Rock Performer
Names/Places: MN:Lynn; b. in Los Angeles; John's daughter, Michael O'Keefe's ex-wife
Song Titles: Keep This Heart in Mind, No Way to Treat a Lady, Thing Called Love, Something to Talk About, Slow Ride, Love Sneakin' Up on You, I Can't Make You Love Me
Album Titles: Nick of Time, Luck of the Draw, Longing in Their Hearts

John Raitt -- b.1/29/1917 N.S. d.2/20/2005 N.S. (88)
Stage Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Santa Ana, California, Bonnie's father
Misc: AP says b. Jan 29

Mohammad Ali Rajai -- b.6/15/1933 N.S. d.8/30/1981 N.S. (48)
Head of State, Iranian
Misc: Iran president

Vladimir Rajcic -- b.5/7/1974
Actor, Yugoslav
TV Shows: Without a Trace (as State Trooper)
Movie Titles: Serbian Scars, Million Dollar Baby, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Béla Rajki -- b.2/2/1909 N.S. d.7/20/2000 N.S. (91)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian
Misc: Swimming Coach and Water Polo Coach

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh -- b.12/11/1931 d.1/19/1990 (58)
Religious Leader
Misc: Indian guru

Mariano Rajoy -- b.3/27/1955 N.S.
Prime Minister, Spanish

Dave Rajsich -- b.9/28/1951
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

Mary Lynn Rajskub -- b.6/22/1971
Actress
TV Shows: 24 (as Chloe O'Brian, also on 24: Live Another Day)
Movie Titles: Safety Not Guaranteed, Little Miss Sunshine, Julie and Julia

Rakim -- b.1/28/1968
Rapper

Ivan Rakitić -- b.3/10/1988 N.S.
Soccer Player, Swiss

James "Bones" Raleigh -- b.6/27/1926 N.S. d.8/21/2012 N.S. (86)
NHL Player

Kevin Raleigh -- b.2/27/1952
Singer, Keyboardist
Group Names: Michael Stanley Band

Sir Walter Raleigh -- b.1/22/1552 J-LD d.10/29/1618 J-LD (66)
Poet, Soldier, Explorer, Navigator, Outlaw, Courtier, English
Misc: was accused of trason in a plot to oust King James I and was beheaded.

Sir Walter Raleigh -- b.9/5/1861 d.5/13/1922 (60)
Poet, English

Thomas Edward "Tommy" Rall -- b.12/27/1929 N.S. d.10/6/2020 N.S. (90)
Actor, Ballet Dancer, Tap Dancer, Opera Tenor
Misc: was a prominent featured player in the 1950's musical comedies

Sheryl Lee Ralph -- b.12/30/1956
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Singer
TV Shows: It's a Living (as Ginger St. James), Designing Women (as Etienne Toussant Bouvier), Moesha (as Dee Mitchell), George (as Maggie Foster), Instant Mom (as Maggie Turner)
Movie Titles: Oliver and Company, Dreamgirls

Mick Ralphs -- b.5/31/1944
Songwriter, Pianist, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Misc: many say b. Mar 31 1948 or Mar 31 1944
Group Names: Mott the Hopple, Bad Company

Dennis Ralston -- b.7/27/1942 N.S. d.12/6/2020 N.S. (78)
Tennis Player

Esther Ralston -- b.9/17/1902 d.1/14/1994 (91)
Movie Actress
Names/Places: silent screen star dubbed the "American Venus."

John Ralston -- b.4/26/1927 N.S. d.9/14/2019 N.S. (92)
NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, Football Executive
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Berkeley (player 1948-1950, coach 1956-1958), Utah State (coach 1959-1962), Stanford University (coach 1963-1971), Denver Broncos (coach 1972-1976), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1978), Toronto Argonauts (coach 1981), Oakland Invaders (coach 1983-1984), San Jose State (coach 1993-1996), San Francisco 49ers (VP of admin 1979-1980), San Jose State (special asst. 1997-2013)

Vera Hruba Ralston -- b.6/12/1919 N.S. d.2/9/2003 N.S. (83)
Movie Actress, Figure Skater, American, Czech, Hungarian
Movie Titles: Dakota, Accused of Murder

Buck Ram -- b.11/21/1907 d.1/1/1991 (83)
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Samuel
Misc: Music Manager
Group Names: The Penguins (manager), The Platters (manager)
Song Titles: I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer)

Jagurvan Ram -- b.4/1/1908 d.7/6/1986 (78)
Head of State, India
Misc: President of India

Jamie Ram -- b.1/18/1971
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

Sendhil Ramamurthy -- b.5/17/1974 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Heroes (as Mohinder Suresh also on Heroes Reborn), Beauty and the Beast (as Gabe Lowen)
Movie Titles: Shor in the City

Venkata Raman -- b.11/7/1888 d.11/21/1970 (82)
Physicist, India

Eros Ramazzotti -- b.10/26/1963
Songwriter, Singer, Italian

Claire Rambeau -- b.5/8/1951 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1971

Eddie Rambeau -- b.6/30/1943
Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Flurie

Marjorie Rambeau -- b.7/15/1889 d.7/6/1970 (80)
Movie Actress

Leven Rambin -- b.5/17/1990
Actress, Director
TV Shows: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Grey's Anatomy, Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami, True Detective (as Athena Bezzerides)
Movie Titles: The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Chasing Mavericks

Kurt Rambis -- b.2/25/1958
NBA Forward
Misc: Clark Kent look-a-like
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets

Dack Rambo -- b.11/13/1941 d.3/21/1994 (52)
TV/Soap Actor
Names/Places: b. in Delano, CA; Dirk's twin
TV Shows: Guns of Will Sonnett (as Jeff Sonnett), Dirty Sally, Paper Dolls, Dallas (as Jack Ewing)

Dirk Rambo -- b.11/13/1941 d.2/5/1967 (25)
Actor
Names/Places: Dack's twin

Franca Rame -- b.7/18/1929 d.5/29/2013 (83)
Actress

Jean-Phillippe Rameau -- b.9/25/1683 d.9/12/1764 (80)
Composer, French
Misc: music theorist

James Ramey -- b.8/17/1944 d.10/28/1970 (26)
Singer
Names/Places: NN:Baby Huey

Samuel Ramey -- b.3/28/1942
Opera Basso

Wesley Ramey -- b.9/17/1909 d.3/10/1997 (87)
Boxer

Sid Ramin -- b.1/22/1919 N.S. d.7/1/2019 N.S. (100)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger
Misc: TV Music

Aramis Ramírez -- b.6/25/1978 N.S.
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

Bobby Ramirez -- b.??/??/1949 d.7/24/1972 (23)
Drummer

Cierra Ramirez -- b.3/9/1995
Actress
TV Shows: The Secret Life of the American Teenager (as Kathy), The Fosters (as Mariana Adams Foster)

Dania Ramírez -- b.11/8/1979
Actress, Producer, Dominican Republican
TV Shows: Heroes, Devious Maids (as Rosie Falta), Entourage, The Sopranos
Movie Titles: Premium Rush, X-Men: The Last Tand, American Reunion; X-Men: The Last Stand

Edgar Ramirez -- b.3/25/1977 N.S.
Actor

Efren Ramirez -- b.10/2/1973
Actor, Producer, Composer
TV Shows: Eastbound and Down (as Catuey)
Movie Titles: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, Crank, Napoleon Dynamite

Feliz Ramírez -- b.1/21/1992 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Grand Hotel

Felo Ramírez -- b.6/22/1923 N.S. d.8/22/2017 N.S. (94)
Baseball Announcer, Cuban
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2001
Sports Teams: Miami Marlins (Spanish language broadcaster)

Hanley Ramírez -- b.12/23/1983 N.S.
MLB Shortstop, Dominican Republican

J. R. Ramirez -- b.10/8/1980 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Manifest

José (B. 1990) Ramírez -- b.1/21/1990 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RN: José Altagracia Ramírez

José Ramírez -- b.9/17/1992 N.S.
MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: RN: José Enrique Ramírez

Liana Ramirez -- b.6/24/1998 N.S.
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer

Louis Ramirez -- b.2/24/1938 d.6/7/1993 (55)
Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Keyboardist, Vibes, Bandleader
Misc: Timbales; Salsa performer

Manny Ramirez -- b.5/30/1972
MLB Left Fielder, Dominican Republican
Misc: World Series MVP in 2004
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox

Mario Ramírez -- b.9/12/1952
MLB Shortstop, Puerto Rican

Marisa Ramírez -- b.9/15/1977 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Blue Bloods (as Det. Maria Baez)

Rafael Ramírez -- b.2/18/1959
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

Raúl Ramírez -- b.6/20/1953
Tennis Player, Mexican

Sara Ramirez -- b.8/31/1975
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Mexican
Misc: musical: Spamalot (as The Lady of the Lake)
TV Shows: Sofia the First (as Queen Miranda), Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. Callie Torres)
Movie Titles: You've Got Mail, Spider-Man (2002), Chicago

Tony Ramirez -- b.1/26/1973
NFL Player, XFL Figure

Harold Ramis -- b.11/21/1944 d.2/24/2014 (69)
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Movie Director
TV Shows: Second City TV Network (as Moe Green & others)
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's Animal House, Meatballs, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Stripes, Caddyshack, Heavy Metal, Back to School, Baby Boom, Airheads, Orange County, Knocked Up, National Lampoon's Vacation, Groundhog Day, Analyze This, Stuart Saves His Family

Haley Ramm -- b.3/26/1992 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Without a Trace, Chasing Life
Movie Titles: X-Men: The Last Stand

C. J. Ramone -- b.10/8/1965
Punk Rock Bassist
Names/Places: RN:Chris Ward
Group Names: The Ramones

Dee Dee Ramone -- b.9/18/1952 d.6/5/2002 (49)
Guitarist, Punk Rock Bassist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Douglas Colvin
Group Names: The Ramones

Joey Ramone -- b.5/19/1952 d.4/15/2001 (48)
Drummer, Punk Rock Singer
Names/Places: RN:Jeffrey Hyman
Misc: b. 1951?
Group Names: The Ramones

Johnny Ramone -- b.10/8/1948 d.9/15/2004 (55)
Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, American
Names/Places: RN:John Cummings
Misc: some say b. 1951
Group Names: The Ramones

Marky Ramone -- b.7/15/1952 N.S.
Punk Rock Performer
Names/Places: RN:Marc Bell
Group Names: The Ramones

Philip "Phil" Ramone -- b.1/5/1934 N.S. d.3/30/2013 N.S. (79)
Music Producer, Composer, Musical Engineer, Violinist

Richie Ramone -- b.8/11/1957
Punk Rock Drummer
Names/Places: RLN:Reinhardt
Group Names: The Ramones

Tommy Ramone -- b.1/29/1952 N.S. d.7/11/2014 N.S. (62)
Bassist, Punk Rock Drummer, Hungarian
Names/Places: RN:Thomas Erdelyi
Misc: some say b. 1949
Group Names: The Ramones

Anthony Ramos -- b.2/12/1991 N.S.
Wrestler

Diego Ramos -- b.11/29/1972 N.S.
Actor, Argentine
TV Shows: Violetta (as German Castillo)
Movie Titles: Underdogs

Jackie Ramos -- b.11/8/1963
Rock & Roll Musician

Jorge Ramos -- b.3/16/1958 N.S.
Journalist, TV Host, Mexican
TV Shows: Noticiero Univision, Al Punto, America

Larry Ramos Jr. -- b.4/19/1942 d.4/30/2014 (72)
Singer, Guitarist
Group Names: The Association

Luis Antonio Ramos -- b.??/??/????
Actor, Producer, Puerto Rican
TV Shows: Early Edition (as Miguel)

Michael Ramos -- b.11/18/1958
Music Figure
Group Names: Bo Deans

Nathalia Ramos -- b.7/3/1992 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer, Spanish
TV Shows: House of Anubis (as Nina)
Movie Titles: Bratz (as Yasmin)

Rebecca Anne Ramos -- b.8/26/1967
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: January 2003

Rhian Ramos -- b.10/3/1990 N.S.
Actress, Pop Singer, Phillipean

Rudy Ramos -- b.9/19/1950
Actor, Musician
TV Shows: The High Chaparral (as Wind)
Movie Titles: Colors, The Enforcer, Beverly Hills Cop II, The Driver

Sarah Ramos -- b.5/21/1991
Actress, Director
TV Shows: American Dreams (as Patty Pryor), Parenthood (as Haddie Braverman)
Movie Titles: How to Be Single, Why Stop Now?

Sergio Ramos -- b.3/30/1986 N.S.
Soccer Player, Spanish

Sugar Ramos -- b.12/2/1941 d.9/3/2017 N.S. (75)
Boxer, Cuban, Mexican

Tab Ramos -- b.9/21/1966
Soccer Player, Uruguayian

Jean-Pierre Rampal -- b.1/7/1922 N.S. d.5/20/2000 N.S. (78)
Flutist, French

Charlotte Rampling -- b.2/5/1946
Movie Actress, Model, English
Movie Titles: Georgy Girl, The Damned, Stardust Memories, The Verdict, Under the Sand, Swimming Pool

Christie Rampone -- b.6/24/1975 N.S.
Soccer Player, American

Robert Rampy -- b.??/??/????
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

Anne Ramsay -- b.9/11/1960
TV Actress
TV Shows: Mad About You (as Lisa Stemple)
Movie Titles: Planet of the Apes, A League of Their Own

Gordon Ramsay -- b.11/8/1966 N.S.
Chef, Restaurateur, Personality, Scottish
TV Shows: Hell's Kitchen (ITV)

Dr. John Travilla "Jack" Ramsay -- b.2/21/1925 N.S. d.4/28/2014 N.S. (89)
NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: career 864 wins; coach who won 239 college games with St. Joseph's-PA in 11 seasons and 906 NBA games (including playoffs) with 4 teams over 21 years; placed 3rd in 1961 Final Four; led Portland to NBA title in 1977.
Sports Teams: Saint Joseph's Hawks (coach 1955-1966), Philadelphia 76ers (coach 1968-1972), Buffalo Braves (coach 1972-1976), Portland Trail Blazers (coach 1976-1986), Indiana Pacers (coach 1986-1988)

Nathaniel Ramsay -- b.5/1/1741 d.10/23/1817 (76)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Lawyer
Misc: officer

Sherry Ramsay -- b.1/21/1961
Actress

Sir William Ramsay -- b.10/2/1852 d.7/23/1916 (63)
Chemist, Scottish
Misc: discovered neon, krypton and xenon, co-discovered argon, radon, calcium and barium, 1904 Nobel.

Jesse Ramsden -- b.10/6/1735 d.11/5/1800 (65)
Inventor, English
Misc: pioneer in the design of precision tools.

Aaron Ramsey -- b.12/26/1990 N.S.
Soccer Player, Welsh (Wales)

Al Ramsey -- b.7/27/1943
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Gary Lewis & the Playboys

Alf Ramsey -- b.1/22/1920 N.S. d.4/28/1999 N.S. (79)
Soccer Player, English
Misc: footballer and manager of the English national football team from 1963-1974

Anne Ramsey -- b.3/27/1929 d.8/11/1988 (59)
Actress

Lord Arthur Ramsey -- b.11/14/1904 d.4/23/1988 (83)
Religious Leader, British
Misc: The Archbishop of Canterbury

Chris Ramsey -- b.8/3/1986 N.S.
Comedian
TV Shows: Sunday Brunch (as himself), 8 Out of 10 Cats (as humself)

Christopher Leroy "Chris" Ramsey -- b.4/28/1962 N.S.
Soccer Player, Soccer Coach, English

Craig Ramsey -- b.3/17/1951
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

Dave Ramsey -- b.9/3/1960 N.S.
Author, Businessperson, Radio Talk Show Host, Personality
Names/Places: RN: David L. Ramsey III

David Ramsey -- b.11/17/1971 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Blue Bloods (as Mayor Carter Poole), Dexter, Arrow (as John Diggle)
Movie Titles: Pay It Forward, Con Air, Ali: All American Hero, Scared Stuff, The Nutty Professor

Fernando Ramsey -- b.12/20/1965
MLB Outfielder, Panamaian

Frank Ramsey Jr. -- b.7/13/1931 N.S. d.7/8/2018 N.S. (86)
NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Names/Places: NN:The Kentucky Colonel; MN:Vernon
Misc: played in 7 NBA championships; star forward at Kentucky then for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s and 1960's.The first of Red Auerbach's "Sixth Man" stars; Celtics #23 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (player 1954-1964), Kentucky Colonels (coach 1970-1971)

Geoff Ramsey -- b.6/19/1975 N.S.
Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Internet Video Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Red vs. Blue
Video Games: Halo 3

Jade Ramsey -- b.2/10/1988 N.S.
Actress, English
Names/Places: Nikita's twin sister
TV Shows: Anubis

Jalen Ramsey -- b.10/24/1994 N.S.
NFL Defensive, American

Jon Benét Ramsey -- b.8/6/1990 N.S. d.12/26/1996 N.S. (6)
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Colorado child beauty queenette, murdered at 6

Logan Ramsey -- b.3/21/1921 d.6/26/2000 (79)
Actor
TV Shows: On the Rocks, The Winds of War

Marion Ramsey -- b.5/10/1947 N.S. d.1/7/2021 N.S. (73)
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Keep On Truckin', Cos
Movie Titles: Police Academy (series), Return to Babylon, Recipe For Disaster

Mary Ramsey -- b.12/24/1963
Modern Rock Singer
Group Names: 10,000 Maniacs

Matthew Ramsey -- b.10/21/1977 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: Old Dominion

Mike Ramsey -- b.12/3/1960
NHL Defensive, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-gold-1980; playing career 1980-1997
Sports Teams: Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings

Nikita Ramsey -- b.2/10/1989 N.S.
Actress, English
Names/Places: Jade's twin sister
Movie Titles: Gamer

Norman Foster Ramsey -- b.8/27/1915 d.11/4/2011 (96)
Physicist

Patrick Ramsey -- b.2/14/1979
NFL Quarterback

Wesley A. Ramsey -- b.10/6/1978
Actor
TV Shows: CSI: Miami
Movie Titles: Latter Days, Deliverance Creek, Dracula's Guest

Stacey Ramsower -- b.12/28/????
Actress

Nick Ramus -- b.9/9/1929 d.5/30/2007 (77)
Actor
Misc: part Blackfoot Indian descent
TV Shows: The Chisholms, Falcon Crest (as Gus Nunouz)

Dalip Singh Rana -- b.8/27/1972 N.S.
Actor, Wrestler, Weightlifter, India
Names/Places: ring name: The Great Khali

Lee Ranaldo -- b.2/3/1956
Writer, Music Producer, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Sonic Youth

Bill Rancic -- b.5/16/1971
Actor

Giuliana Rancic -- b.8/17/1974 N.S.
Personality, Italian
Names/Places: aka Giuliana DePandi

Ayn Rand -- b.2/2/1905 d.3/6/1982 (77)
Novelist, Philosopher, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Alissa Rosenbaum

Barry Rand -- b.11/5/1944
Executive
Misc: Xerox Co.

James Rand -- b.11/18/1886 d.6/3/1968 (81)
Industrialist
Misc: revolutionized the business record industry.

Sally Rand -- b.1/2/1904 d.8/31/1979 (75)
Actress, Dancer
Names/Places: RN:Helen Gould Beck
Misc: fan dance stripper; some say b. Apr 3, 1904

Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey -- b.2/10/1940
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, English
Misc: long jumper (Olympic-gold-1964)

Joe Randa -- b.12/18/1969
MLB Third Baseman

Anne Randall -- b.9/23/1944 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: May 1967
TV Shows: Hee Haw

Florence Randall -- b.??/??/???? d.4/18/1992 (72)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Tony's wife

Frankie Randall -- b.1/11/1938 d.1/4/2015 (76)
Actor, Singer

Frankie Billy Randall -- b.9/25/1961 N.S. d.12/23/2020 N.S. (59)
Boxer
Names/Places: NN: The Surgeon
Misc: the first boxer to defeat Julio César Chávez in a professional match

Freddy Randall -- b.5/6/1921 d.5/18/1999 (78)
Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter, English

Glenn Randall Jr. -- b.2/11/1941
Actor, Stuntman

Jack Randall -- b.11/25/1794 d.3/12/1828 (33)
Boxer, English

Jefferson Salvini Randall -- b.6/15/1998
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Heather and Tony's son

Jon Randall -- b.2/17/1969
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer

Josh Randall -- b.1/27/1972
Actor
TV Shows: Ed (as Michael 'Mike' Burton)
Movie Titles: Timber Falls, Boned, Sex Drive

Julia Laurette Randall -- b.4/11/1997
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Heather Harlan and Tony's daughter (his first child at 76!)

Levi Randall -- b.12/11/1993 N.S.
Actor, Singer/Guitarist, Canadian

Mark Randall -- b.9/30/1967
NBA Forward

Samuel J. Randall -- b.10/10/1828 d.4/13/1890 (61)
Congressperson

Sue Randall -- b.10/8/1935 d.10/26/1984 (49)
Actress
TV Shows: Leave It to Beaver (as Miss Landers)

Tony Randall -- b.2/26/1920 d.5/17/2004 (84)
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Tulsa, Okla.; RN:Leonard Rosenberg; Florence's hubby
TV Shows: One Man's Family (as Mac, Mr. Peepers' Harvey Weskit), The Odd Couple (as Felix Unger), Tony Randall Show (as Judge Walter Franklin), Love-Sydney (as Sidney Shorr)

Teddy Randazzo -- b.5/13/1937 d.11/21/2003 (66)
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer

Jimmie Randell -- b.2/14/1949
Rock & Roll Performer

Ron Randell -- b.10/8/1918 d.6/11/2005 (86)
Actor, Australian

Don Randi -- b.2/25/1937 N.S.
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Bandleader

Betsy Randle -- b.6/24/1955
TV Actress
TV Shows: Home Improvement (as Karen Kelly), Boy Meets World (as Amy Matthews)

John Randle -- b.12/12/1967
NFL Defensive
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings (1990-2000), Seattle Seahawks (2001-2003)

Len Randle -- b.2/12/1949
MLB Player

Theresa Randle -- b.12/27/1964
Actress
Movie Titles: Space Jam, Bad Boys II, Bad Boys, Malcolm X

A. Philip Randolph -- b.4/15/1889 d.5/16/1979 (90)
Labor Leader
Names/Places: FN:Asa

Amanda Randolph -- b.9/2/1896 d.8/24/1967 (70)
Radio Actress, TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: Lillian's sister
TV Shows: Amos 'n Andy (as Sapphire's mama Ramona Smith), Danny Thomas Show (as Louise)

Bill Randolph -- b.10/11/1953
Actor
Movie Titles: Penn and Teller Get Killed, Double Negative, Dressed to Kill, Friday the 13th Part 2

Boots Randolph -- b.6/3/1927 N.S. d.7/3/2007 N.S. (80)
Composer, Saxophonist
Names/Places: b. in Paducah, KY
Misc: Yakety Sax; his music was often used in the children's show Wonderama; also for Benny Hill Show; some say b. 1926
Song Titles: Yakety Yak

"Cookie" Chainsaw Randolph -- b.??/??/1955
Radio Disc Jock

Edmund Jennings Randolph -- b.8/10/1753 d.9/12/1813 (60)
Statesman, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: played an important role in drafting and ratifying the U.S. Constitution and served as attorney general and later secretary of state in George Washington's Cabinet.

Isabel Randolph -- b.12/4/1889 d.1/11/1973 (83)
Actress
TV Shows: Meet Millie (as Mrs. Boone), Our Miss Brooks (as Mrs. Nestor)

James Madison Randolph -- b.1/17/1806 d.1/23/1834 (28)
Celebrity Son
Misc: the first child born in the White House; by Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Martha

Jay Randolph -- b.9/19/1934
Sportscaster
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals
TV Shows: NBC Sports

Jennings Randolph -- b.3/8/1902 d.5/7/1998 (96)
Senator
Misc: authored the constitutional amendment that gave 18-year-olds the right to vote

John Randolph -- b.6/2/1773 d.5/24/1833 (59)
Congressperson, Statesman

John Randolph -- b.6/1/1915 d.2/24/2004 (88)
Actor
TV Shows: Lucas Tanner (as John Hamilton), Lucan (as Dr. Hoagland), Angie (as Randall Benson)

Joyce Randolph -- b.10/21/1924
TV Actress
TV Shows: The Honeymooners (as original Trixie Norton), Jackie Gleason Show

Lillian Randolph -- b.12/14/1898 d.9/12/1980 (81)
Radio Actress, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: Amanda's sister
TV Shows: Beulah, Amos 'n Andy (as Madame Queen), Bill Cosby Show (as Rose Kincaid), Roots (as Sister Sara)

Peyton Randolph -- b.9/10/1721 d.10/22/1775 (54)
Politician
Misc: the first President of Continental Congress

Thomas Randolph -- b.10/5/1970
NFL Player

Willie Randolph -- b.7/6/1954
MLB Player

Bernard Rands -- b.3/2/1934
Composer, English

Merritt Ranew -- b.5/10/1938 d.10/18/2011 (73)
MLB Catcher

Jimmy Raney -- b.8/20/1927 d.5/10/1995 (67)
Guitarist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Stan Getz (his quartet)

Wayne Raney -- b.8/17/1921 d.1/23/1993 (71)
Singer, Harmonicaist
Group Names: Delmore Brothers

Bill Ranford -- b.12/14/1966
NHL Player, Canadian

Heidi Range -- b.5/23/1983 N.S.
Pop Singer, English
Group Names: Sugarbabes, Atomic Kitten, soloist

Nayeli Rangel -- b.2/28/1992 N.S.
Soccer Midfielder, Mexican

Charles Rangell -- b.6/11/1930
Congressperson

Paul Ranheim -- b.1/25/1966
NHL Left Wing, American

J. Arthur Rank -- b.12/22/1888 d.3/29/1972 (83)
Film Executive, British

Andrew Ranken -- b.11/13/1953
Drummer, Alternative Rock Performer, English
Names/Places: NN:The Clobberer
Group Names: The Pogues

Rachel Aba Rankey -- b.11/1/1979 N.S.
Soccer Left Winger, English

Arthur Rankin -- b.8/30/1895 d.3/23/1947 (51)
Actor

Arthur Rankin Jr. -- b.7/19/1924 d.1/30/2014 (89)
Writer, Producer/Director
Misc: worked mostly in animation such as the classic holiday specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman plus movies such as The Hobbit and Mad Monster Party, and many Saturday Morning shows for the Rankin-Bass production company.

Billy Rankin -- b.4/25/1959
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Keyboardist, British
Names/Places: RN:Brinsley Schwarz
Group Names: Nazareth, soloist

Chris Rankin -- b.11/8/1983
Actor, Producer, New Zealand
Movie Titles: Harry Potter (series)

Frank Rankin -- b.4/1/1891 d.7/23/1932 (41)
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1904-1915
Sports Teams: Toronto Eatons, Toronto St. Michael's Majors

Ian Rankin -- b.4/28/1960 N.S.
Author

Jeannette Rankin -- b.6/11/1880 d.5/18/1973 (92)
Congressperson, Feminist, Social Reformer, Suffragate
Misc: the first woman elected to Congress

Judy Rankin -- b.2/18/1945
Golfer
Names/Places: MN:Torluemke

Kenny Rankin -- b.2/10/1940 d.6/7/2009 (69)
Jazz Singer

Kevin Rankin -- b.4/18/1976
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Unforgettable, Trauma
Movie Titles: Dallas Buyers Club, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Hulk, Wild

Mark Rankin -- b.??/??/????
Heavy Metal Singer, Scottish
Group Names: Gun

Alan Rankine -- b.5/17/1958
Music Producer, Keyboardist, New Wave Guitarist, Scottish
Group Names: The Associates

William M. J. Rankine -- b.7/5/1820 d.12/24/1872 (52)
Engineer, Physicist, Publisher, Scottish

Shabba Ranks -- b.1/17/1966
Rapper, Jamaican
Names/Places: RN: Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon

Andrew Rannells -- b.8/23/1978 N.S.
Stage Actor
TV Shows: The New Normal (as Bryan Collins), Street Sharks, Girls (as Elijah Krantz)
Movie Titles: The Intern, Bachelorette

Martin Ransohoff -- b.7/7/1927 N.S. d.12/13/2017 N.S. (90)
TV/Movie Producer
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbilles, Mister Ed

John Crowe Ransom -- b.4/30/1888 d.7/3/1974 (86)
Author, Poet, Critic

Arthur Ransome -- b.1/18/1884 d.6/3/1967 (83)
Author, Poet

Siiri Rantanen -- b.12/14/1924
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Finnish
Misc: cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)

Sarayu Rao -- b.3/7/1975 N.S.
Actress
Names/Places: aka Sarayu Blue
TV Shows: Sons of Tucson, Monday Mornings

Noomi Rapace -- b.12/28/1979 N.S.
Actress, Swedish
Movie Titles: Prometheus, Sherlock Holes: A Game of Shadows, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Drop

Michael Rapaport -- b.3/20/1970
Actor, Director
Misc: some say b. Mar 18 but incorrect.
TV Shows: Boston Public (as Danny Hanson), The War at Home (as Dave Gold)
Movie Titles: The 6th Day, Hitch, The Heat, Men of Honor, Mighty Aphrodite, Beautiful Girls, Small Time Crooks

Mary Linda Rapelye -- b.11/16/1944 N.S.
Actress
Movie Titles: The Proposal, In Cold Blood

Frederic Raphael -- b.8/14/1931
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Journalist, Biographer, British
Movie Titles: Eyes Wide Shut, Darling, Two for the Road, Far from the Madding Crowd

Michael Raphael -- b.2/8/1968
Rock & Roll Musician

Sally Jessy Raphael -- b.2/25/1935
TV Talk Show Hostess
Misc: she says b. 1942; in the 9-17-02 issue of Star, they state that she graduated from high school in 1951, possibly making her b. in 1932 at the earliest.
TV Shows: Sally Jesse Raphael (host)

Samson Raphaelson -- b.3/30/1894 d.7/16/1983 (89)
Screen/Scriptwriter

Arnold Raphel -- b.3/16/1943 d.8/17/1988 (45)
Ambassador

Megan Rapinoe -- b.7/5/1985 N.S.
Soccer Player, American

Joe Raposo -- b.2/8/1937 d.2/5/1989 (51)
Music Producer, Composer
Names/Places: RFN:Joseph G.
TV Shows: Sesame Street (songwriter & co-creator)

Paiva Raposo -- b.2/5/1911 d.??/??/1997
Actor

Anthony Rapp -- b.10/26/1971 N.S.
Actor
Misc: Play: Rent
Movie Titles: A Beautiful Mind, Rent, Dazed and Confused, Road Trip

Danny Rapp -- b.5/10/1942 N.S. d.4/4/1983 N.S. (40)
Singer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia
Group Names: Danny and the Juniors (lead)

Pat Rapp -- b.7/13/1967
MLB Pitcher

Tom Rapp -- b.3/8/1947 d.2/11/2018 N.S. (70)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer

Ben Rappaport -- b.3/23/1986 N.S.
Actor

Bob Rappaport -- b.??/??/1943
Singer
Group Names: Ran-Dells

David Rappaport -- b.11/23/1951 d.5/2/1990 (38)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in London
TV Shows: The Wizard, L.A. Law
Movie Titles: Time Bandits

Sheeri Rappaport -- b.10/20/1977
Actress, Stuntwoman
TV Shows: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (as Mandy Webster)
Movie Titles: Seeing Other People, Little Witches

Steve Rappaport -- b.12/5/1942 d.7/4/2007 (64)
Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Ran-Dells
Song Titles: Martian Hop

Irving Rapper -- b.1/16/1898 d.12/20/1999 (101)
Director

Herman Rarebell -- b.11/18/1949
Songwriter, Hard Rock Drummer, German
Misc: AP says b. 1949
Group Names: Scorpions

Cindy Rarick -- b.9/12/1959
Golfer

Edward Aszard Rasberry -- b.9/16/2016 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Tatyana Ali and Dr. Vaughn Rasberry's son

Walter Rasby -- b.9/7/1972
NFL Tight End

David Rasche -- b.8/7/1944
Writer, Teacher, Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: pron: Rah-she
Misc: was at one time a member of Chicago's Second City improvisation group.
TV Shows: Sledge Hammer (as Det. Sledge Hammer), Ryan's Hope, Nurses (as Michael Milkentype), High Society (as Peter), All My Children, Impastor, Veep (as Jim Marwood)
Movie Titles: Burn After Reading, Men in Black 3, Just Married, An Unmarried Woman, Manhattan

Vic Raschi -- b.3/28/1919 d.10/14/1988 (69)
MLB Player

James Donald Raschke -- b.10/17/1940 N.S. or 10/16/1940 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Baron von Raschke

Moses Rascoe -- b.7/27/1917 d.3/6/1994 (76)
Singer/Guitarist
Misc: Country-Blues

Bryson Rash -- b.??/??/1914 d.11/10/1992 (79)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Radio Actor

Jim Rash -- b.7/15/1971
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Reno 911! (as Andrew / Man), Community (as Dean Pelton), Mike Tyson Mysteries (as Marquess of Queensbury), Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (as Principal Slimovitz)
Movie Titles: The Way Way Back, The Descendants

Ahmad Rashād -- b.11/19/1949
TV Host, Producer, Football Announcer, NFL Wide Receiver
Names/Places: b. in Portland, OR; RN:Bobby Moore; Phylicia's hubby
Misc: some say b. Nov 20
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings
TV Shows: NBA Inside Stuff

Condola Phylea Rashad -- b.12/11/1986
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Phylicia & Ahmad's daughter

Phylicia Rashad -- b.6/19/1948
Vegetarian, Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; Ahmad's wife, Debbie's sister, RLN:Ayers-Allen
TV Shows: Little Bill, The Cosby Show (as Clair Huxtable), Cosby (as Ruthie Lucas)
Movie Titles: Creed

Kenyon Rasheed -- b.8/23/1970
NFL Runningback

Marcus Rashford -- b.10/31/1997 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum -- b.7/15/1949 N.S.
Prime Minister
Misc: Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates

Ali Rashied -- b.7/1/1933 d.8/12/2009 (76)
Jazz Drummer
Misc: free jazz and avant garde jazz drummer best known for playing with John Coltrane

Tuukka Rask -- b.3/10/1987
NHL Goaltender, Finnish

A. H. Raskin -- b.4/26/1911 d.12/22/1993 (82)
Editor, Columnist, Canadian
Misc: New York Times

Allison Raskin -- b.6/20/1989 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Internet Video Show Producer
TV Shows: Just Between Us

Damon Raskin -- b.12/11/1967
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1982
Movie Titles: Night Drive, The North Avenue Irregulars, Americathon, The Phantom of the Opera

Judith Raskin -- b.6/21/1928 d.12/21/1984 (56)
Actress, Opera Soprano

Milt Raskin -- b.1/27/1916 d.10/16/1977 (61)
Composer, Pianist
Misc: Jazz-Swing style

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