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Last Updated 06-01-2019

????? ????? -- b.4/26/1960 N.S.
Author, Commentator, Historian, Comedian, Computer Software Programmer, Internet Company Entrepreneur, Novelty Performer, Bicyclist
Misc: RN:David Tanny; author of Celebrity Birthdays since 1981, Today in All Kinds of History since 1995, novelty recording artist since 1998, founder of davesfunstuff.com in 1995

Jeppee Aakjaer -- b.9/10/1866 d.4/22/1930 (63)
Novelist, Poet, Danish (Denmark)

Verna Aardema -- b.6/6/1911 N.S. d.5/11/2000 N.S. (88)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Edward Abbey -- b.1/29/1927 d.3/14/1989 (62)

Francis Ellingwoodd Abbot -- b.11/6/1836 d.10/23/1903 (66)
Philosopher, Theologian

Edmund Abbott -- b.2/5/1906 d.7/17/1993 (87)
Misc: of Radio & TV

George Francis Abbott -- b.6/25/1887 d.1/31/1995 (107)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Stage Actor, Stage Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Forestville, NY
Misc: The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; over 120 plays and musicals!

Jack Abbott -- b.1/21/1944 d.2/10/2002 (58)
Author, Murderer

Tony (Author) Abbott -- b.10/26/1952 N.S.
Children's Author

Pierre Abelard -- b.??/??/1079 d.4/21/1142
Philosopher, Religionist, Theologian, Educator
Names/Places: FN:Peter
Misc: original date of birth unknown

Jim Abrahams -- b.5/10/1944
Writer, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: The Naked Gun: From the Files of the Police Squad, Hot Shots! Part Deux, Airplane!, Hot Shots, Top Secret

Peter Abrahams -- b.3/3/1919 d.1/18/2017 N.S. (97)
Author, Novelist, Journalist, South African

J. J. Abrams -- b.6/27/1966
Writer, Producer, Director
TV Shows: Felicity, Revolution, Lost, Alias, Roadies
Movie Titles: Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Super 8, Mission: Impossible III

Goodman Ace -- b.1/15/1899 d.3/25/1982 (83)
Humorist, Comedy Writer, Columnist, TV/Radio Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: Jane's hubby
Misc: radio: Easy Aces

Chinua Achebe -- b.11/16/1930 d.3/21/2013 (82)
Novelist, Nigeran

Elizabeth Achelis -- b.1/24/1880 d.2/11/1973 (93)
Author, Editor
Misc: Calendar reform

Forrest J. Ackerman -- b.11/24/1916 d.12/4/2008 (92)
Writer, Lecturer
Misc: Collector; coined the term Sci-Fi

Alice Adams -- b.8/14/1926 d.5/27/1999 (72)

Andy Adams -- b.5/3/1859 d.9/26/1935 (76)
Misc: rancher

Brooks Adams -- b.6/24/1848 d.2/13/1927 (78)
Philosopher, Historian

Dallas Adams -- b.2/17/1947 d.8/29/1991 (44)
Painter, Writer, Actor, British

Douglas Adams -- b.3/11/1952 d.5/11/2001 (49)
Author, Novelist, English
Book Titles: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, "Life, the Universe & Everything", So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, Mostly Harmless, Dirk Gentry's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, The Meaning of Liff (co-writer), The Deeper Meaning of Liff, Last Chance to See, The Salmon of Doubt

Franklin Pierce Adams -- b.11/15/1881 d.3/23/1960 (78)
Author, Humorist, Journalist, Columnist
Misc: New York & Chicago Newspapers

Hannah Adams -- b.10/2/1755 N.S. d.12/15/1831 N.S. (76)
Author, American

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams -- b.12/11/1892 d.3/27/1982 (89)
Book Titles: Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift Jr., Nancy Drew

Henry Brooks Adams -- b.2/16/1838 d.5/27/1918 (80)
Author, Philosopher, Historian, American

Joey Adams -- b.1/6/1911 d.12/2/1999 (88)
Author, Columnist, TV Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; FN:Joseph Abramowitz
Misc: Nightclubs, numerous books on comedy
Book Titles: Borscht Belt

Richard Adams -- b.5/9/1920 d.12/24/2016 N.S. (96)
Novelist, English
Book Titles: Shardik, The Plague Dogs, Watership Down

Samuel Hopkins Adams -- b.1/26/1871 d.8/28/1902 (31)
Writer, Journalist
Names/Places: aka Warner Fabian

Stephanie Adams -- b.7/24/1970 N.S. d.5/18/2018 N.S. (47)
Author, Model, Playmate
Misc: November 1992

Joy Adamson -- b.1/20/1910 d.1/3/1980 (69)
Author, Naturalist
Misc: Conservationalist; author of the best-selling book "Born Free," was killed in Northern Kenya by a servant in a wage dispute.
Book Titles: Born Free

Jane Addams -- b.9/8/1860 N.S. d.5/21/1935 N.S. (74)
Author, Social Reformer, Political Activist
Misc: Nobel Peace Laureate; founded Hull House in Chicago, Nobel 1931

Joseph Addison -- b.5/1/1672 J-LD d.6/17/1719 J-LD (47)
Essayist, Poet, Playwright, Politician, English

George Ade -- b.2/7/1866 d.5/16/1944 (78)
Dramatist/Playwright, Humorist, Editor

Sybil Adelman -- b.3/15/1942
Screen/Scriptwriter, Canadian
TV Shows: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Alice

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- b.9/15/1977 N.S.
Author, Nigeran

Mortimer Adler -- b.12/28/1902 d.6/28/2001 (98)
Writer, Philosopher
Book Titles: Encyclopedia Brittanica

Renata Adler -- b.10/19/1937
Author, Writer, Critic, Journalist
Book Titles: Towards A Radical Middle (1970), A Year in the Dark (1970), Speedboat (1976), Pitch Dark (1983), Reckless Disregard (1986), Gone: The Last Days of The New Yorker (1999), Canaries in the Mineshaft (2001), Irreparable Harm (2004), After the Tall Timber: Collected Non-Fiction (2015)

Percy Adlon -- b.6/1/1935
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, German

Scott Adsit -- b.11/26/1965
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: 30 Rock (as Pete Hornberger), Morel Orel (co-director, co-writer and co-producer as well as voices)
Movie Titles: Big Hero 6

Aeschines -- b.??/??/389BC d.??/??/314BC
Orator, Greek

Aeschylis -- b.??/??/525BC or ??/??/524BC d.??/??/456BC
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Greek

Aesop -- b.??/??/620BC d.??/??/560BC
Short Story Writer, Greek
Misc: fableist

Herbert Agar -- b.9/29/1897 d.11/24/1980 (83)
Author, Journalist, Economist

Jean "Louis" Rodolphe Agassiz -- b.5/28/1807 d.12/14/1873 (66)
Author, Geologist, Naturalist, Educator, Swiss

James Agee -- b.11/27/1909 d.5/16/1955 (45)
Author, Poet, Movie Critic
Names/Places: d. in New York
Movie Titles: The African Queen, Death in Family

Philip Agee -- b.7/19/1935 d.1/9/2008 (72)
Misc: CIA agent

Cecelia Ahern -- b.9/30/1981 N.S.
Novelist, TV Producer, Icelandian
Book Titles: A Place Called Here, Thanks for the Memories, "P.S., I Love You"
TV Shows: Samantha Who (writer and producer)

Martti Ahtisarri -- b.6/23/1937
Poet, Finnish
Misc: Finnish Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Conrad Aiken -- b.8/5/1889 d.8/17/1973 (84)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Critic

George Aiken -- b.8/20/1892 d.11/19/1984 (92)
Poet, Senator

Franklin Ajaye -- b.5/13/1949
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Keep on Truckin', Deadwood, Pirate Islands
Movie Titles: Bridesmaids, The Burbs, Convoy, The Jazz Singer, Car Wash

Anna Akhmatova -- b.6/11/1889 Ju-1 or 6/23/1889 N.S. d.3/5/1966 N.S. (76)
Poet, Russian
Names/Places: RN: Anna Andreyevna Gorenko
Misc: (Pseud.)

Zoe Akins -- b.10/30/1886 d.10/29/1958 (71)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet

Sergey Aksakov -- b.9/20/1791 Ju-1 or 10/1/1791 N.S. d.4/30/1859 Ju-1 (67) or 5/12/1859 N.S. (67)
Writer, Russian

Edward Albee -- b.10/8/1857 N.S. d.3/11/1930 N.S. (72)
Writer, Entrepreneur
Misc: was co-founder and partner with B.F. Keith in a chain of vaudeville theaters

Edward F. Albee -- b.3/12/1928 d.9/16/2016 N.S. (88)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright
Names/Places: b. in Washington, D.C.; RN:Edward Franklin Albee III
Book Titles: The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Josef Albers -- b.3/19/1888 d.3/25/1976 (88)
Artist, Painter, Writer, Poet, American, German

Chrisiem Gunnar "Chris" Albertson -- b.10/18/1931 N.S.
Writer, Journalist, Music Executive, Music Producer
Misc: jazz journalist

Albertus Magnus -- b.??/??/1193 d.11/15/1280
Philosopher, Scientist, Theologian
Misc: or born in 1206

Mitch Albom -- b.5/23/1958 N.S.
Author, Screenwriter, Dramatist, Journalist, Musician, Sports Writer
Book Titles: Tuesdays With Morrie

Amos Bronson Alcott -- b.11/29/1799 d.3/4/1888 (88)
Poet, Educator

Louisa May Alcott -- b.11/29/1832 d.3/6/1888 (55)
Book Titles: Little Women

Alan Alda -- b.1/28/1936
Screen/Scriptwriter, Roman Catholic, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Alphonso D'Abruzzo, Robert's son
TV Shows: That Was the Week That Was (regular), M*A*S*H* (as Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce), ER (as Dr. Gabriel Lawrence 1999), The West Wing (as Sen. Arnold Vinick), The Big C, The Blacklist
Movie Titles: The Aviator, What Women Want, Tower Heist, California Suite, Four Seasons, Everyone Says I Love You, Mad City, Flash of Genius

Antony Alda -- b.12/9/1956 d.7/3/2009 N.S. (52)
Writer, Actor, Director
Names/Places: Robert's son, Alan's brother

Brian Aldiss -- b.8/18/1925 d.8/19/2017 N.S. (92)
Sci-fi Writer, English
Names/Places: RFMN:Brian Wilson
Book Titles: Helliconia (trilogy), Super-Toys Last All Summer Long

Richard Aldrich -- b.8/17/1902 d.3/31/1986 (83)
Author, Stage Producer

Robert Aldrich -- b.8/9/1918 d.12/5/1983 (65)
Writer, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Cranston, RI
Movie Titles: Vera Cruz, Kiss Me Deadly, The Big Knife, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Yard

Thomas Bailey Aldrich -- b.11/11/1836 d.3/19/1907 (70)
Author, Editor
Book Titles: Stillwater Tragedy, Story of a Bad Boy

Ciro Alegria -- b.11/4/1909 d.2/17/1967 (57)
Novelist, Peruvian

Vicente Aleixandre -- b.4/26/1898 d.12/14/1984 (86)
Poet, Spanish

Leo Alexander -- b.10/11/1905 d.7/20/1985 (79)
Author, Psychiatrist, Educator

Lloyd Alexander -- b.1/30/1924 d.5/17/2007 (83)
Children's Author

Shana Alexander -- b.10/6/1925 d.6/23/2005 (79)
Author, Journalist, Commentator, Editor
Names/Places: RLN:Ager
TV Shows: 60 Minutes (debater 1975-79, the liberal side)

Victor Alfieri -- b.7/30/1971
Writer, Actor, Stuntman, Italian
Misc: b. July 31?
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives, Bold and Beautiful
Movie Titles: Angels and Demons, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, The Stalker

Vittorio Alfieri -- b.1/16/1749 N.S. d.10/8/1803 N.S. (54)
Poet, Dramatist, Italian
Names/Places: NN: The Founder of Italian Tragedy

Horatio Alger Jr. -- b.1/13/1832 d.7/18/1899 (67)
Author, Writer, Clergyman, Gay

Nelson Algren -- b.3/28/1909 d.5/9/1981 (72)
Names/Places: LN:Abraham
Book Titles: The Man With The Golden Arm

Ayann Hirsi Ali -- b.11/13/1969
Writer, Somalian
Misc: activist

Dante Alighieri -- b.6/1/1265 d.9/14/1321 (56)
Author, Poet, Politician, Italian
Names/Places: or FN:Durante
Misc: sources give b. May 9, 14, 27, 29, and 30

Johnnie Allan -- b.3/10/1938
Author, Publisher, Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: did a 100mph version of Chuck Berry's Promised Land

Ted Allan -- b.1/26/1916 d.6/29/1995 (79)

John Allegro -- b.2/17/1923 d.2/17/1988 (65)
Author, Linguist, English
Misc: helped decipher the Dead Sea scrolls

Byron Allen -- b.4/22/1961
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, TV Host, TV Talk Show Host, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Real People (co-host), Byron Allen Show, Comics Unleashed (executive producer), America's Court with Judge Ross (executive producer), Justice For All with Judge Cristina Perez (executive producer), Comedy.TV (executive producer), Who Wants to Date a Comedian (executive producer)

Daevid Allen -- b.1/13/1938 d.3/13/2015 (77)
Poet, Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Australian
Group Names: Soft Machine

Hervey Allen -- b.12/8/1888 d.12/28/1949 (61)
Author, Novelist, Poet, Biographer

Jay Presson Allen -- b.3/3/1922 d.5/1/2006 (84)
Author, Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer

Steve Allen -- b.12/26/1921 d.10/30/2000 (78)
Humorist, Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Composer, Radio Disc Jock, Musician
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Jayne Meadows' hubby
Misc: wrote over 2,000 songs
TV Shows: What's My Line, I've Got a Secret, Tonight Show (the first Tonight Show Host 1954-57), Rich Man Poor Man

Ted Allen -- b.5/20/1965
Cookbook Writer, Personality

Woody Allen -- b.12/1/1935
Screen/Scriptwriter, Jewish, Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, NY; RN:Allen Stewart Konigsberg; Louise Lasser's ex-
Movie Titles: Annie Hall, Bananas, Sleeper, Radio Days, Manhattan, Play It Again Sam, Hannah & Her Sisters, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You, Deconstructing Harry, Small Time Crooks, Anything Else, Scoop

Isabel Allende -- b.8/2/1942
Writer, Chilean
Book Titles: The House of Spirits, City of the Beasts

Margery Allingham -- b.5/20/1904 d.6/30/1966 (62)
Novelist, English
Misc: detective-story writer of unusual subtlety, wit, and imaginative power, who created the bland, bespectacled, keen-witted Albert Campion, one of the most interesting of fictional detectives.

Washington Allston -- b.11/5/1779 d.7/9/1843 (63)
Painter, Poet

Pedro Almodóvar -- b.9/25/1951
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director, Spanish
Movie Titles: Volver, Talk to Her, The Skin I Live In, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Paul Almond -- b.4/26/1931 d.4/9/2015 (83)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer, Director, Canadian

Joseph W. Alsop Jr. -- b.10/11/1910 d.8/28/1989 (78)
Author, Journalist, Columnist

Joseph Altsheler -- b.4/29/1862 d.6/5/1919 (57)
Writer, Journalist

Dave Alvin -- b.11/11/1955
Poet, Music Producer, Songwriter, Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, American
Group Names: The Blasters, X, White Trash

Jorge Amado -- b.8/10/1912 d.8/6/2001 (88)
Novelist, Brazilian

Andrei Amalrik -- b.5/12/1938 N.S. d.11/12/1980 N.S. (42)
Author, Historian, Soviet
Book Titles: Will The Soviet Union Survive Until 1984?

Amazing Randi-The -- b.8/7/1928
Writer, Magician/Illusionist, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:James Randi, born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge
Misc: a stage magician and scientific skeptic

Eric Ambler -- b.6/28/1909 d.10/22/1998 (89)
Writer, English
Misc: Suspense; b. Jun 29?

Henri Frederic Ameil -- b.9/27/1821 d.5/11/1881 (59)
Critic, Swiss

Sir Kingsley Amis -- b.4/16/1922 d.10/22/1995 (73)
Novelist, English
Book Titles: Lucky Jim, The James Bond Dossier

Martin Amis -- b.8/25/1949
Writer, Novelist, English
Book Titles: Money, London Fields

Cleveland Amory -- b.9/2/1917 d.10/14/1998 (81)
Writer, TV Critic, Protestant, Journalist, Historian
Names/Places: b. in Nahant, Mass.
Misc: Conservatist; TV Guide columnist
Book Titles: The Cat Who Came For Christmas

John Amos -- b.12/27/1939
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Newark, N.J.
TV Shows: Mary Tyler Moore (as Gordon "Gordy" Howard), Maude (as Henry Evans), Good Times (as James Evans), Roots (as Kunta Kinte/Toby adult), Hunter (as Capt. Dolan), 704 Hauser, In The House (as Sam)

Wally Amos -- b.7/1/1936
Author, Baptist, Businessperson
Misc: Famous Amos Chocolate Chip cookie founder & ex-king, now Famous Noname (Noh-NAH-may) cookie king

Roald Amundsen -- b.7/16/1872 d.6/18/1928 (55)
Author, Explorer, Norweigan
Misc: discovered the South Pole in 1911

Anacreon -- b.??/??/582BC d.??/??/485BC
Poet, Greek

Anaxagoras -- b.??/??/500BC d.??/??/428BC
Philosopher, Greek

Anaximander -- b.??/??/611BC d.??/??/546BC
Philosopher, Greek

Curtis Andersen -- b.3/2/1977
Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Sabrina The Teenage Witch (as Gordy)
Movie Titles: Pearl Harbor, The Rules of Attraction, Envy, Winning London

Hans Christian Andersen -- b.4/2/1805 d.8/4/1875 (70)
Poet, Children's Author, Danish (Denmark), Gay
Names/Places: b. in Odense
Misc: wrote 168 Fairy tales
Book Titles: Princess & the Pea, Ugly Duckling, Little Mermaid, Emperor's New Clothes

C. W. Anderson -- b.4/12/1891 d.3/26/1971 (79)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Dave Anderson -- b.5/6/1929 N.S. d.10/4/2018 N.S. (89)
Author, Sports Writer

Gerry Anderson -- b.4/14/1929 d.12/26/2012 (83)
Writer, Director, TV/Movie Producer, British
Misc: creator of The Thunderbirds and Joe 90 puppet superhero TV shows.

Gilbert M. "Bronco Billy" Anderson -- b.3/21/1880 d.1/20/1971 (90)
Screenwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: RN:Max Aaronson
Movie Titles: Bronco Billy (series)

John Murray Anderson -- b.9/20/1886 d.1/30/1954
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Producer, Songwriter

Lindsay Anderson -- b.4/17/1923 d.8/30/1994 (71)
Critic, Movie Director, Stage Director, India
Names/Places: Mr. Skidmark; FN:Gordon

Maxwell Anderson -- b.12/15/1888 N.S. d.2/28/1959 N.S. (70)
Author, Poet, Playwright, Journalist, Lyricist, American

Pamela Anderson -- b.7/1/1967
Author, TV/Movie Actress, Producer, Model, Playmate, Canadian
Names/Places: MN:Denise; aka Pamela Lee
Misc: February 1990 playmate; 1993 Playboy cover girl
TV Shows: Home Improvement (as Lisa the Tool Time Girl), Baywatch (as C.J. Parker), VIP (as Vallery Irons), Stripperella, Stacked (as Skyler Dayton)
Movie Titles: Barb Wire

Paul Thomas Anderson -- b.6/26/1970
Writer, Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka P.T. Anderson
Movie Titles: Boogie Nights, Magnolia

Poul Anderson -- b.11/25/1926 d.7/31/2001 (74)
Sci-fi Writer

Robert Woodruff Anderson -- b.4/28/1917 d.2/9/2009 (91)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City

Sherwood Anderson -- b.9/13/1876 d.3/8/1941 (64)
Author, Short Story Writer, Poet, Publisher, Panamaian

Sylvia Anderson -- b.3/27/1927 N.S. d.3/15/2016 N.S. (88)
Screenwriter, Actress, Puppet Actress, English
TV Shows: Fireball XL5 (creator), Stingray (creator), Thunderbirds (creator), Joe 90 (creator), The Secret Service (creator), Space: 1999 (writer)
Movie Titles: Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

Andy Andrews -- b.5/22/1959
Book Titles: The Traveler's Gift

Roy Chapman Andrews -- b.1/26/1884 d.3/11/1960 (76)
Author, Biologist, Explorer, Zoologist

V. C. Andrews -- b.6/6/1924 d.12/19/1986 (62)
Names/Places: RFMN:Virginia Cleo

Ivo Andrić -- b.10/10/1892 d.3/13/1975 (82)
Novelist, Yugoslav

James Andronica -- b.7/31/1945 N.S.
Writer, Actor
Movie Titles: The November Men, Mirage, The Dukes, Nunzio

Jerzy Andrzejewski -- b.8/19/1909 N.S. d.4/19/1983 N.S. (73)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Polish

Jamie Angell -- b.2/16/1954
Screenwriter, Actor
Movie Titles: Coffee and Language, Bugsy
Video Games: The Simpsons: Wrestling (dialogue writer), The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror (written by), Simpsons Bowling

Sir Norman Angell -- b.12/26/1872 d.10/7/1967 (94)
Writer, Economist, Cowboy, English
Book Titles: The Great Illusion

Roger Angell -- b.9/19/1920
Author, Essayist, Sports Writer

Maya Angelou -- b.4/4/1928 d.5/28/2014 (86)
Author, Poet, Actress
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, Mo.
TV Shows: Roots (as Nyo Boto)

Kenneth Anger -- b.2/3/1927
Author, Actor, Filmmaker

Joan Walsh Anglund -- b.1/3/1926
Illustrator, Children's Author

Edward Anhalt -- b.3/28/1914 d.9/3/2000 (86)

Ann-Margaret -- b.4/28/1941
Author, TV/Movie Actress, Dancer, Singer, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in Stockholm; LN:Olsson; Roger Smith's wife
Movie Titles: Any Given Sunday, Bye Bye Birdie, Tommy, Carnal Knowledge, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men

Ken Annakin -- b.8/10/1914 d.4/22/2009 (94)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: The Longest Day, Swiss Family Robinson

Jean-Jacques Annaud -- b.10/1/1943
Screenwriter, Producer, Movie Director, French

Jean Anouilh -- b.6/23/1910 d.10/3/1987 (77)
Dramatist/Playwright, French
Misc: Becket, Antigone

Aziz Ansari -- b.2/23/1983
Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Internet Video Actor, American, India
Book Titles: Modern Romance: An Investigation
TV Shows: Parks and Recreation (as Tom Haverford), Master of None (Netflix)
Movie Titles: 30 Minutes or Less, Funny People, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic, This is the End

Evelyn Anthony -- b.7/3/1928
Novelist, English
Names/Places: pen name of Evelyn Ward-Thomas

La La Anthony -- b.6/25/1979 N.S.
Author, Actress, Producer, Personality, Video Music Jock
Names/Places: RN: Alani Nicole Anthony

Piers Anthony -- b.8/6/1934
Sci-fi Writer, English

Terrell Anthony -- b.3/24/1959
Writer, Actor
TV Shows: Guiding Light (as Rusty 1989-2006)

Tony Anthony -- b.10/16/1937 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Blindman, Treasure of the Four Crowns, Comin' at Ya!, The Silent Stranger

Antiphon -- b.??/??/480BC d.??/??/411BC
Writer, Greek
Misc: speechwriter

Greg Antonacci -- b.2/2/1947 N.S. d.9/20/2017 N.S. (70)
Writer, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Sopranos (as Butch DeConcini), Boardwalk Empire (as Johnny Torrio), Bustin' Loose, Makin' It, Brothers (producer)

Minna Antrim -- b.10/13/1861 d.??/??/1950

Judd Apatow -- b.12/6/1967
Writer, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Ben Stiller Show (writer), Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared
Movie Titles: This is 40, Pineapple Express, Superbad, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up

Guillaume Apollinaire -- b.8/26/1880 d.11/9/1918 (38)
Poet, Critic, French, Italian
Names/Places: RLN:Kostrowitsky

François Nicolas Appert -- b.11/17/1749 d.6/1/1841 (91)
Author, Chef, Chemist, Inventor, French

Michael Apted -- b.2/10/1941
Writer, Actor, Movie Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: Enough, The World is Not Enough, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Gorillas in the Mist, Nell

Apuleius -- b.??/??/124 d.??/??/170
Misc: Latin

St. Thomas Aquinas -- b.1/28/1225 d.3/7/1274 (49)
Philosopher, Theologian, Italian

Louis Aragon -- b.10/3/1897 d.12/24/1982 (85)
Poet, French

Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle -- b.3/24/1887 N.S. d.6/29/1933 N.S. (46)
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Director, American
Names/Places: MN:Conkling
Misc: produced the Keystone comedies
Movie Titles: Keystone Cops (series)

John Arbuthnot -- b.4/29/1667 Ju-1 d.2/27/1735 Ju-1 (67)
Satirist, Physician, Scotish
Misc: April 29 was the date he was baptised

Denys Arcand -- b.6/25/1941
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, Canadian

Sir Jeffrey Archer -- b.4/15/1940
Novelist, Politician, English
Book Titles: Kane & Abel

John Arden -- b.10/26/1930 d.3/28/2012 (81)
Dramatist/Playwright, English

Reinaldo Arenas -- b.7/16/1943 d.12/7/1990 (47)

Hannah Arendt -- b.10/14/1906 d.12/4/1975 (69)
Philosopher, Historian, Professor, American, German

Pietro Aretino -- b.4/20/1492 d.10/21/1556 (64)
Author, Poet, Satirist, Playwright, Italian

Ludovico Ariosto -- b.9/8/1474 d.7/6/1533 (58)
Poet, Italian

Aristophanes -- b.??/??/448BC d.??/??/385BC or ??/??/380BC
Dramatist/Playwright, Greek

Aristotle -- b.??/??/384BC d.3/7/322BC
Philosopher, Scientist, Greek, Gay

Michael Arlen -- b.11/16/1895 d.6/23/1956 (60)
Novelist, English

Richard Willard Armour -- b.7/15/1906 d.2/28/1989 (82)
Poet, Humorist

Russell Arms -- b.2/3/1920 d.2/13/2012 (92)
Author, Actor, Pop Crooner
TV Shows: Your Hit Parade

Hamilton Fish Armstrong -- b.4/7/1893 d.4/24/1973 (80)
Author, Journalist

R. G. Armstrong -- b.4/7/1917 N.S. d.7/27/2012 N.S. (95)
Playwright, Actor, American
Names/Places: RFN:Robert Golden
TV Shows: T.H.E. Cat (as Capt. MacAllister, the one-armed police captain)

William Armstrong -- b.9/14/1911 d.4/11/1999 (87)
Children's Author, Educator

Peter Arnett -- b.11/13/1934
Author, Correspondent, Journalist, New Zealand

Alison Arngrim -- b.1/18/1962 N.S.
Author, Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: Stefan's sister, Norma MacMillan (cartoon voicist) and Thor's daughter
Misc: her father managed a comedy group named "The Village Idiots", whose sketches were featured on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.
Book Titles: Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
Album Titles: Heeere's Amy (portraying Amy Carter which got some airplay on Dr. Demento's radio show)
TV Shows: Little House on the Prairie (as Nellie Oleson Dalton)

Matthew Arnold -- b.12/24/1822 d.4/15/1888 (65)
Essayist, Poet, Critic, English

Tom Arnold -- b.3/6/1959
Screen/Scriptwriter, Judaism convert, Actor, Comedian, TV Producer
TV Shows: Roseanne (as Arnie Thomas), Jackie Thomas Show (as Jackie Thomas), Tom (as Tom Graham)
Movie Titles: True Lies, Soul Plane, Nine Months, Cradle 2 the Grave

Klaus Pontus Arnoldson -- b.10/27/1844 d.2/20/1916 (71)
Author, Swedish
Misc: pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Harriette Arnow -- b.7/7/1908 d.3/22/1986 (77)
Book Titles: The Dollmaker

Jean Hans Arp -- b.9/16/1887 N.S. d.6/7/1966 N.S. (78)
Painter, Sculptor, Author, Poet, French
Misc: avant-garde

Kenneth J. Arrow -- b.8/23/1921 d.2/21/2017 N.S. (95)
Writer, Economist, Political Theorist

Antonin Artaud -- b.9/4/1896 d.3/4/1948 (51)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Actor, Director, Songwriter, French

Mikhail Artsybashev -- b.11/5/1878 d.3/3/1927 (48)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Russian

Sholem Asch -- b.11/1/1880 d.7/10/1957 (76)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Jewish

John Ashberry -- b.7/28/1927 N.S. d.9/3/2017 N.S. (90)
Author, Poet
Misc: has won nearly every major American award for poetry

Jane (Actress) Asher -- b.4/5/1946 N.S.
Author, Movie/Stage Actress, English
Names/Places: Paul McCartney's ex-girlfriend
Movie Titles: Death at a Funeral, Alfie, I Give It a Year, Deep End

Brittany Ashley -- b.12/27/1988 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Actress, Comedienne, Internet Video Actress
TV Shows: Kam Kardashian (web comedy series)

Jessica Ashley -- b.12/8/1989
Author, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 2014

Howard Ashman -- b.5/17/1951 d.3/14/1991 (39)
Dramatist/Playwright, Director, Lyricist, Gay
Movie Titles: Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast

Sylvia Ashton-Warner -- b.12/17/1908 d.4/28/1984 (75)
Author, Educator, New Zealand

Isaac Asimov -- b.1/2/1920 d.4/6/1992 (72)
Author, Biochemist, Jewish, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The Father of modern science fiction
Misc: wrote 467 Sci-fi & technical books; I Robot, Foundation Trilogy, Inside the Atom and The Human Brain to name some
Book Titles: The Bicentennial Man, "I, Robot"

Miguel A. Asturias -- b.10/19/1899 d.6/9/1974 (74)
Author, Diplomat

Kemal Ataturk -- b.5/19/1881 d.11/10/1938 (57)
Writer, Army Officer, Statesman
Names/Places: RN:Mustafa Kemal
Misc: Ottoman and Turkish army officer

Diana Athill -- b.12/21/1917 N.S. d.1/23/2019 N.S. (101)
Author, Novelist, English

Eileen Atkins -- b.6/16/1934
Screenwriter, Movie Actress, English
TV Shows: Doc Martin (as Ruth Ellingham), The Crown (as Queen Mary)
Movie Titles: Cold Comfort Farm, Robin Hood, Cold Mountain, What a Girl Wants

Brooks Atkinson -- b.11/28/1894 d.1/14/1984 (89)
Critic, Journalist
Misc: of drama

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