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James Cabell -- b.4/14/1879 d.5/5/1958 (79)
Novelist, Essayist

Charles Cadman -- b.12/24/1881 d.12/30/1946 (65)
Music Critic, Composer

Herb Caen -- b.4/3/1916 d.1/25/1997 (80)
Author, Journalist, Columnist
Misc: San Francisco Chronicle

John Cage -- b.9/5/1912 d.8/12/1992 (79)
Painter, Author, Essayist, Poet, Composer, Musician, Pianist, Gay
Misc: Avant-garde; 20th century music revolutionizer with 12-tone scales

Tim Cagney -- b.9/26/1949
Writer, Actor
Movie Titles: The Ten Commandments

Christopher Cain -- b.10/29/1943
Screenwriter, Actor, Director, Singer
Misc: principaly a director
Movie Titles: Young Guns, The Next Karate Kid, The Principal, The Amazing Panda Adventure

James M. Cain -- b.7/1/1892 d.10/27/1977 (85)
Author, Novelist
Book Titles: The Postman Always Rings Twice

Nigel Calder -- b.12/2/1931 d.6/25/2014 N.S. (82)
Sci-fi Writer, British

Helen Caldicott -- b.8/7/1938
Author, Physician, Social Reformer, Australian
Misc: an anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, war and military action in general.

Erskine Caldwell -- b.12/17/1903 d.4/11/1987 (83)

Taylor Caldwell -- b.9/7/1900 d.8/30/1985 (84)
Novelist, English
Names/Places: aka Janet

John Caldwell Calhoun -- b.3/18/1782 d.3/31/1850 (68)
Orator, Vice President, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: the 7th U.S. Vice President

Edith Lindeman Calisch -- b.3/21/1898 d.12/22/1984 (86)
Children's Author, Songwriter

Hortense Calisher -- b.12/20/1911 d.1/13/2009 (97)

Whitney Call -- b.6/2/1987 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Actress, Comedienne

Morley Callaghan -- b.9/22/1903 d.8/25/1990 (86)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Canadian

Michael Callen -- b.4/11/1955 d.12/27/1993 (38)
Author, Composer, Songwriter, Singer

Callimachus -- b.??/??/305BC d.??/??/240BC
Poet, Greek

Simon Callow -- b.6/15/1949 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Musician, English
Movie Titles: Amadeus, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Four Weddings and a Funeral, James and the Giant Peach, Shakespeare in Love

Ned Calmer -- b.7/16/1907 d.3/9/1986 (78)
Writer, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, TV Host

Italo Calvino -- b.10/15/1923 d.9/19/1985 (61)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Sci-fi Writer, Italian

James Cameron -- b.8/16/1954
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director, Canadian
Movie Titles: Xenogenesis, The Abyss, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Avatar, Titanic, Rambo II, Aliens, True Lies

Ray Cameron -- b.4/19/1938 N.S. d.12/27/1993 N.S. (55)
Writer, Actor, Elderly Actor, Director, Canadian
TV Shows: The Joker's Wild (host and devisor of in 1971), The Kenny Everett Television Show (writer)

Walter "Chauncey" Camp -- b.4/7/1859 N.S. d.3/14/1925 N.S. (65)
Author, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Names/Places: NN:Father of American Football
Misc: he established many rules for football; promoted All-America designations; Ivy League co-founder; football rules included the 11-man team, signal calling, and the system of downs and yards and the scrimmage line; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Yale University (player 1876-1882, coach 1888-1892, athletic director), Stanford University (coach 1892, 1894-1895)

Tommaso Campanella -- b.9/5/1568 N.S. d.5/21/1639 N.S. (70)
Poet, Philosopher, Italian

Angus Campbell -- b.8/10/1910 d.12/15/1980 (70)
Author, Psychologist, Sociologist, Professor

Bruce Campbell -- b.6/22/1958
Author, Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Adventures of Briscoe County Jr. (star), Xena Warrior Princess (as Autolycus)
Movie Titles: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, My Name is Bruce, Maniac Cop, Evil Dead (series), Army of Darkness

John W. Campbell -- b.6/8/1910 d.7/11/1971 (61)
Sci-fi Writer
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Modern Science Fiction
Misc: helped to shape the Golden Age of Science Fiction

Joseph John Campbell -- b.3/26/1904 d.10/30/1987 (83)
Author, Mythologist, Scholar

Judy Campbell -- b.5/31/1916 d.6/6/2004 (88)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actress, English

Kim Campbell -- b.3/10/1947
Writer, Prime Minister, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Canadian
Names/Places: RFN:Avril

Nicholas Campbell -- b.3/24/1952
Writer, Actor, Director, Canadian
TV Shows: Diamonds (as Mike Devitt), The Hitchhiker, Da Vinci's Inquest (as Dominic Da Vinci)
Movie Titles: Cinderella Man, Goon, Naked Lunch

Roy Campbell -- b.10/2/1901 N.S. d.4/23/1957 N.S. (55)
Poet, Satirist, South African

Stacy Dean Campbell -- b.7/27/1967
Author, TV Host, Songwriter, Country Singer

Thomas Campbell -- b.7/27/1777 N.S. d.6/15/1844 N.S. (66)
Poet, Scotish

Walter Campbell -- b.8/15/1887 d.12/25/1957 (70)

Harold Egbert Camping -- b.7/19/1921 d.12/15/2013 (92)
Author, Evangelist, Radio Broadcaster
Misc: president of Family Radio

Jane Campion -- b.4/30/1954 N.S.
Screenwriter, Movie Producer/Director, New Zealand
Movie Titles: The Piano, Bright Star, Sweetie, In the Cut

Albert Camus -- b.11/7/1913 d.1/4/1960 (46)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Philosopher, Director, Algerian, French
Misc: d. in an automobile accident

John Canaday -- b.2/1/1907 d.7/19/1985 (78)
Writer, Art Critic

Vincent Canby -- b.7/27/1924 d.10/15/2000 (76)
Movie Critic, Stage Critic, Journalist
Misc: New York Times

John Candy -- b.10/31/1950 d.3/4/1994 (43)
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Radio Disc Jock, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Toronto, Ontario
Misc: some say b. 1949, '51, or Oct 11
TV Shows: SCTV Network (as Johnny LaRue/many others), Camp Candy
Movie Titles: 1941, Stripes, National Lampoon's Vacation, The Three Amigos!, The Blues Brothers, Home Alone, JFK, Little Shop of Horrors, Summer Rental, Brewster's Millions, The Great Outdoors, Splash, Spaceballs, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Home Alone, JFK, Uncle Buck, Cool Runnings, The Shmenge brothers (as Yosh)

Elias Canetti -- b.7/25/1905 d.8/14/1994 (89)
Novelist, Bulgarian
Misc: d. Aug 13?

Stephen J. Cannell -- b.2/5/1941 d.9/30/2010 (69)
Writer, TV Producer
Names/Places: MN:Joseph
Misc: AP says b. 1941
TV Shows: The Rockford Files (producer)

Dr. Annie Jump Cannon -- b.12/11/1863 d.4/13/1941 (77)
Author, Astronomer
Misc: stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)

Dyan Cannon -- b.1/4/1937
Screenwriter, Jewish, TV/Movie Actress, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Tacoma, Wash.; RN:Samile Diane Friesen; Cary Grant's ex-wife
Misc: some say b. 1939
TV Shows: Master of the Game, Ally McBeal (as Judge Jennifer "Whipper" Cone)
Movie Titles: Revenge of the Pink Panther, Heaven Can Wait, Deathtrap, Caddyshack II

Cantinflas -- b.8/12/1911 d.4/20/1993 (81)
Screenwriter, Movie Actor, Comedian, Producer, Acrobat, Clown, Bullfighter, Mexican
Names/Places: NN: The Charlie Chaplin of Mexico; b. in Mexico City; RN:Mario Moreno August
Misc: Mexican superstar
Movie Titles: Around the World in 80 Days

Mario Cantone -- b.12/9/1959
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Sex and the City, Chappelle's Show
Movie Titles: The Aristocrats, Farce of the Penguin, Surf's Up, Sex and the City (movie series)

Eddie Cantor -- b.1/31/1892 d.10/10/1964 (72)
Writer, Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in New York City; NN:Rolling Banjo Eyes; RN:Isidore Edward Iskowitz
TV Shows: Colgate Comedy Hour

Josef Čapek -- b.3/23/1887 d.4/??/1945 (58)
Writer, Czech

Karel Capek -- b.1/9/1890 d.12/25/1938 (48)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Essayist, Czech
Misc: Bohemian; coined the word "robot"

Truman Capote -- b.9/30/1924 d.8/25/1984 (59)
Novelist, Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Monroesville, AL; RN:Truman Streckfus Persons
Misc: his books "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood" became movies
Book Titles: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Cold Blood

Philip J. Caputo -- b.1/10/1941
Author, Journalist
Book Titles: A Rumor of War

Roger Caras -- b.5/24/1928 d.2/18/2001 (72)
Writer, Correspondent

Nestor Carbonell -- b.12/1/1967
Writer, Actor, Director
TV Shows: Bates Motel, Suddenly Susan (as Luis Rivera), Lost (as Richard Alpert)
Movie Titles: The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises

Erin Cardillo -- b.2/17/1979
Writer, Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Suite Life on Deck
Movie Titles: The Hottie and the Nottie, Four Steps, The Truth

Giosuè Alessandro Carducci -- b.7/27/1835 N.S. d.2/16/1907 N.S. (71)
Poet, Critic, Italian

Sir Neville Cardus -- b.4/3/1888 d.2/28/1975 (86)
Writer, Critic, British
Misc: of music

Ernestine Carey -- b.4/5/1908 d.11/4/2006 (98)
Book Titles: Cheaper by the Dozen

Macdonald Carey -- b.3/15/1913 d.3/21/1994 (81)
Poet, TV/Movie/Stage/Soap Actor
Names/Places: b. in Sioux City, Iowa; FN:Edward
TV Shows: Dr. Christian (as Dr. Mark Christian), Lock Up (as Herbert L. Maris), Roots, Days of Our Lives (as Dr. Tom Horton during the entire term until his death)
Movie Titles: Shadow of a Doubt, Wake Island

Eric Carle -- b.6/25/1929
Designer, Illustrator, Children's Author
Book Titles: The Very Hungry Catepillar

Gilles Carle -- b.7/31/1928 d.11/28/2009 (81)
Painter, Screen/Scriptwriter, Director, Canadian, French

Will Carleton -- b.10/21/1845 d.12/18/1912 (67)

Lewis John Carlino -- b.1/1/1932
Dramatist/Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Director
Movie Titles: The Great Santini, The Mechanic (writer for 1972 and 2011 versions), Mechanic: Resurrection, Seconds

Richard Carlson -- b.5/16/1961 d.12/13/2006 (45)
Misc: Self-help who said "Don't worry about trifles"

Richard Carlson -- b.4/29/1912 d.11/25/1977 (65)
Writer, TV Actor, Director
TV Shows: I Led Three Lives (as Herbert Philbrick), Mackenzie's Raiders

Thomas Carlyle -- b.12/4/1795 d.2/5/1881 (85)
Essayist, Critic, Philosopher, Historian, Scotish
Book Titles: The French Revolution: A History, On Heroes, Hero-Worship, The Heroic in History, The Heroic in History, The History of Friedrich II of Prussia

Bliss Carman -- b.4/15/1861 d.6/8/1929 (68)
Poet, Canadian

Rudolph Carnap -- b.5/18/1891 d.9/14/1970 (79)
Philosopher, German
Misc: philosopher of Logical Positivism. He made important contributions to logic, the analysis of language, the theory of probability, and the philosophy of science.

Judy Carne -- b.4/27/1939 d.9/3/2015 N.S. (76)
Author, Actress, Comedienne, English
Names/Places: RN:Joyce Botterill; Burt Reynolds' ex-wife
TV Shows: Love on a Rooftop, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (as the sock-it-to-me woman)

Dale Carnegie -- b.11/24/1888 d.11/1/1955 (66)
Author, Lecturer
Book Titles: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Robert Caro -- b.10/30/1935
Author, Journalist
Book Titles: The Power Broker, The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Carleton Carpenter -- b.7/10/1926
Author, Actor, Magician, Songwriter

Liz Carpenter -- b.9/1/1920 d.3/20/2010 (89)
Author, Journalist

Caleb Carr -- b.8/2/1955
Author, Novelist, Historian
Book Titles: The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians

Emily Carr -- b.12/13/1871 d.3/2/1945 (73)
Artist, Author, Canadian

Ian Carr -- b.4/21/1933 d.2/25/2009 (75)
Writer, Educator, Composer, Flugelhorn, Jazz Trumpeter, Scotish
Misc: Jazz-Rock
Group Names: Nucleus

Jimmy Carr -- b.9/15/1972 N.S.
Author, Comedy Writer, Comedian, Producer, English
TV Shows: 8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 O'Clock Live, Distraction

Jim Carrey -- b.1/17/1962 N.S.
Painter, Screenwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Producer, Impressionist, Canadian
Names/Places: aka James Carrey; Lauren Holly's ex-husband
TV Shows: The Duck Factory, In Living Color (as Pee Wee Herman, Fire Marshall Bill, Vera de Milo, & regular)
Movie Titles: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Batman Forever (as The Riddler), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, The Truman Show, Me Myself and Irene, Man on the Moon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Majestic, Bruce Almighty, Mr. Sunshine, Lemony Snickets' A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fun with Dick and Jane, The Number 23, Horton Hears a Who, Yes Man, Under The Sea 3-D, A Christmas Carol, Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Kick-Ass 2, Dumb and Dumber To

Jean-Claude Carrière -- b.9/17/1931
Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Director, French

Anna Ella Carroll -- b.8/29/1815 N.S. d.2/19/1894 N.S. (78)

Bob Carroll Jr. -- b.8/12/1918 N.S. d.1/27/2007 N.S. (88)
TV Shows: I Love Lucy (writer)

Diahann Carroll -- b.7/17/1935
Author, Baptist, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, TV Hostess, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bronx; RN:Carol Diahann Johnson; Vic Damone's wife
TV Shows: Julia (as Julia Baker), Dynasty (as Dominique Deveraux), A Different World (as Whitley's mom)

Jim Carroll -- b.8/1/1949 d.9/11/2009 (60)
Poet, Songwriter, Punk Rock Singer
Song Titles: People Who Died

Lewis Carroll -- b.1/27/1832 d.1/14/1898 (65)
Author, Mathematician, English
Names/Places: b. in Cheshire; RN:Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Book Titles: Alice in Wonderland (where he named a cat after his birth city)

Dr. Ben Carson -- b.9/18/1951
Author, Surgeon, Commentator, Politician, Government Official
Misc: political commentator

Rachel (Louise) Carson -- b.5/27/1907 d.4/14/1964 (56)
Author, Biologist, Ecologist
Misc: deplored the use of pesticides

Robert Carson -- b.10/6/1909 d.1/19/1983 (73)

Angela (B. 1940) Carter -- b.5/7/1940 d.2/16/1992 (51)
Novelist, British

Chris Carter -- b.10/13/1956
Writer, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The X-Files (creator and writer), Millennium (writer)

Violet Bonham Carter -- b.4/15/1887 d.2/19/1969 (81)
Author, British

Barbara Cartland -- b.7/9/1901 d.5/21/2000 (98)
Author, Novelist, English
Names/Places: Princess Diana's step-grandmother
Misc: wrote over 250 books!

Carus -- b.??/??/98BC d.??/??/55BC

Jonathan Carver -- b.4/13/1710 d.1/31/1780 (69)
Writer, Explorer, American
Misc: Early explorer of North America and author of one of the most widely read travel and adventure books in that period.

Raymond Carver Jr. -- b.5/25/1938 d.8/2/1988 (50)
Author, Short Story Writer, Poet

Dana Carvey -- b.6/2/1955
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Missoula, MT
Misc: b. June 2 (AP USA and ET), others say April 2
TV Shows: Blue Thunder (as Jafo), Saturday Night Live (1986-93 as The Church Lady, Garth Algar of Wayne's World, President George H.W. Bush, Grumpy Old Man, Hanz of Hanz and Franz, and others), The Dana Carvey Show
Movie Titles: Hotel Transylvania 2, Wayne's World (series), The Master of Disguise

Alice Cary -- b.4/26/1820 d.2/12/1871 N.S. (50)
Names/Places: Phoebe Cary's sister

Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary -- b.12/7/1888 d.3/29/1957 (68)
Author, Novelist, English

Phoebe Cary -- b.9/4/1824 d.7/31/1871 (46)
Names/Places: younger sister of Alice Cary

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova -- b.4/2/1725 N.S. d.6/4/1798 N.S. (73)
Author, Soldier, Adventurer, Spy, Italian
Names/Places: MN:Jacopo, LN:de Seingait
Misc: Romantic Exploiter; Seminarian; Rogue; Philanderer

Jim Cash -- b.1/17/1941 d.3/25/2000 (59)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Educator

Johnny Cash -- b.2/26/1932 d.9/12/2003 (71)
Author, Baptist, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. nr. Kingsland, Ark.; NN:The Man in Black; MN:R.; June Carter's husband
Misc: he was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century; Hall of Fame in America's Pop, Rock and Roll and Country with over 110 solo hits
Group Names: The Highwaymen, soloist
Song Titles: I Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, Get Rhythm, Man in Black, One Piece at a Time, A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter, Rock Island Line, Hurt, Rusty Cage, I've Been Everywhere
Album Titles: Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash, I Walk The Line, Hello I'm Johnny Cash, Man in Black, At Folsom Prison, At San Quentin, The Johnny Cash Show, Highwayman
Movie Titles: North and South (miniseries), The Johnny Cash Show (host)

Bill Cashmore -- b.??/??/1961 N.S. d.11/14/2017 N.S. (56)
Playwright, Actor, Comedian

Vera Caspary -- b.11/13/1904 d.6/13/1987 (82)
Author, Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter

Neal Cassady -- b.2/8/1926 d.2/4/1968 (41)
Misc: major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic movement of the 1960s.

John Cassavetes -- b.12/9/1929 d.2/3/1989 (59)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: Gena Rowlands' hubby; b. in New York City
Misc: appeared in 100+ live TV dramas in 1950s
TV Shows: Johnny Staccato (star)
Movie Titles: Rosemary's Baby

Cathy Cassidy -- b.6/13/1962 N.S.
Children's Author, English
Book Titles: The Chocolate Box Girls (series), Dizzy, Ginger Snaps, Angel Cake

Shaun Cassidy -- b.9/27/1958
Writer, Actor, TV Producer, Director, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Jack Cassidy & Shirley Jones' son
Misc: teen superthrob
Song Titles: Da Doo Ron ron, That's Rock and Roll, Hey Deanie
Album Titles: Shaun Cassidy, Born Late
TV Shows: The Hardy Boys (as Joe Hardy), Breaking Away (as Dave Stohler)

Ernst Cassirer -- b.7/28/1874 d.4/13/1945 (70)
Philosopher, Educator, German
Book Titles: Essay On Man

Carlos Castaneda -- b.12/25/1931 d.4/27/1998 (66)
Writer, Mystic
Misc: New Age author

Dan Castellaneta -- b.10/29/1957
Screenwriter, TV Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Impressionist
Album Titles: I Am Not Homer, Two Lips
TV Shows: Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons (as Homer Simpson/Grampa Simpson/Santa's Little Helper/Krusty the Klown/Barney Gumble/Scott Christian/Groundskeeper Willy/Mayor "Diamond" Joe Quimby/Hans Moleman/Sudeshow Mel/Itchy/Arnie Pie/Kodos), Darkwing Duck (as Megavolt), Back to the Future (as Doc Brown), Taz-Mania (as Mr. Fickley), Sibs (as Warren)

Shorty Castro -- b.1/28/1928 N.S. d.1/22/2018 N.S. (89)
Comedy Writer, Radio Host, Comedian, Stage Director, Dancer, Composer, Singer, Musician, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: RN: Israel Castro Vélez
Misc: his career spanned over 60 years

Willa Sibert "Wills" Cather -- b.12/7/1873 N.S. d.4/24/1947 N.S. (73)
Novelist, Essayist, American, Lesbian

Mary Catherwood -- b.??/??/1847 d.??/??/1902

George Catlin -- b.7/26/1796 d.12/23/1872 (76)
Illustrator, Painter, Author
Misc: of American Indian scenes.

Katherine Catmull -- b.7/6/1958
Writer, Actress

Bruce Catton -- b.10/9/1899 d.8/28/1978 (78)
Writer, Journalist, Historian
Book Titles: The Civil War

Catullus -- b.??/??/84BC d.??/??/54BC
Misc: Latin

Rebecca Caudill -- b.2/2/1899 d.10/2/1985 (86)
Children's Author

Sarah Caudwell -- b.5/27/1939 d.1/28/2000 (60)

Alberto Cavalcanti -- b.2/6/1897 d.8/23/1982 (85)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director, Brazilian

Liliana Cavani -- b.1/12/1933
Screenwriter, Director, Italian

Nick Cave -- b.9/22/1957
Author, Songwriter, Singer, Keyboardist, Australian
Names/Places: RN:Nicholas Edward Cave
Book Titles: The Ass and the Angel
Group Names: Bad Seeds

William Caxton -- b.8/13/1422 d.??/??/1491
Author, Printer, British
Misc: the first to print a book in English language: Recuyell of the Histories of Troy; ca. 1415-1422 -ca. March 1492

Edgar Cayce -- b.3/18/1877 d.1/3/1945 (67)
Clairvoyant, Scientist
Misc: Psychic healer

Louis-Ferdinand Celine -- b.5/27/1894 d.7/1/1961 (67)

Bennett Cerf -- b.5/25/1898 d.8/12/1971 (73)
Humorist, Publisher, Businessperson, Panelist
Misc: Random House Publishers founder
TV Shows: What's My Line

Alain Chabat -- b.11/24/1958
Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, French
Movie Titles: Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Science of Sleep, I Do

Claude Chabrol -- b.6/24/1930 d.9/12/2010 (80)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director, French

Rosa Chacel -- b.6/3/1898 d.7/27/1994 (96)
Novelist, Poet, Spanish

Henry Chadwick -- b.10/6/1824 d.4/20/1908 (83)
Author, Sports Figure, British
Misc: Rules of Baseball co-developer; MLB statistician

Alexander Chakovsky -- b.8/26/1913 d.2/17/1994 (80)
Writer, Russian

John R. Chamberlain -- b.10/28/1903 d.4/9/1995 (91)
Author, Literary Critic, Columnist, Educator

Lee Chamberlin -- b.2/14/1938 d.5/25/2014 (76)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actress

Nicholas Chamfort -- b.4/6/1741 N.S. d.4/13/1794 N.S. (53)
Writer, French
Misc: date of birth is disputable; some say b. June 1740

Jackie Chan -- b.4/7/1954
Writer, Actor, Stuntman, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Singer, Hong Kong
Misc: b. 1953?; once trained as a classical musician
TV Shows: Jackie Chan Adventures (voice)
Movie Titles: Fist of Fury, Spiritual Kung Fu, The Cannonball Run, Thunderbolt, Rumble In The Bronx, Supercop, Rush Hour, Mr. Nice Guy, Twin Dragons, Shanghai Noon, The Tuxedo, Shanghai Knights, The Medallion, Around The World in 80 Days (2004), The Forbidden Kingdom

Raymond Chandler -- b.7/23/1888 d.3/26/1959 (70)
Book Titles: Phillip Marlowe, The Long Goodbye, Farewell My Lovely

Edward Channing -- b.1/15/1856 d.1/7/1931 (74)
Author, Historian

Yuen Ren Chao -- b.11/3/1892 d.2/25/1982 (89)
Poet, Linguist, Composer, American, Chinese

Graham Chapman -- b.1/8/1941 d.10/4/1989 (48)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: Monty Python's Flying Circus (founding member)

Marshall Chapman -- b.1/7/1949
Author, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer

Steven Curtis Chapman -- b.11/21/1962
Author, Music Producer, Songwriter, Christian/Country Performer, Country Performer

Stéphane Charbonnier -- b.8/21/1967 N.S. d.1/7/2015 N.S. (47)
Cartoonist, Satirist, French

Elizabeth Charles -- b.1/2/1828 d.3/28/1896 (68)
Writer, British

Glen Charles -- b.2/18/1943
Screenwriter, TV Producer
TV Shows: Taxi, Cheers, Frasier
Movie Titles: Pushing Tin

Lee Charles -- b.??/??/????
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Producer
TV Shows: Taxi, Cheers, M*A*S*H

Bobby Charlton -- b.10/11/1937
Author, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English

Martin Charnin -- b.11/24/1934
Writer, Stage Director, Lyricist
Misc: Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story)

Leslie Charteris -- b.5/12/1907 d.4/15/1993 (85)
Author, Mystery Writer, Singaporian
TV Shows: The Saint (creator)

Samuel Charters -- b.8/1/1929 d.3/18/2015 (85)
Writer, Poet, Historian, Music Producer, Musicologist, Musician
Misc: a noted and widely published author on the subjects of blues and jazz music, as well as a writer of fiction.

Charlie Chase -- b.10/20/1893 N.S. d.6/20/1940 N.S. (46)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director
Names/Places: RN:Charles Parrott
Movie Titles: The Three Stooges (director)

Chevy Chase -- b.10/8/1943
Comedy Writer, Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Saxophonist, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Cornelius Crane
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as President Ford, Weekend Update anchor, & member 1975-76), The Chevy Chase Show, Community's Pierce Hawthorne
Movie Titles: Foul Play, Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation (series), Fletch

David Chase -- b.8/22/1945
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Producer
TV Shows: The Rockford Files, The Sopranos
Movie Titles: Not Fade Away

Ilka Chase -- b.4/8/1900 d.2/15/1978 (77)
Author, Humorist, Actress, Panelist, American
Misc: some say b. 1903 or 1905
TV Shows: Masquerade Party

Mary Coyle Chase -- b.2/25/1907 d.10/2/1981 (74)
Author, Writer, Dramatist/Playwright

Mary Ellen Chase -- b.2/24/1887 d.7/28/1973 (86)
Author, Novelist, Scholar, Teacher

William D. Chase -- b.4/8/1922
Librarian, Editor
Misc: founder of Chase's Annual Events

Abram Chasins -- b.8/17/1903 d.6/21/1987 (83)
Author, Lecturer, Composer, Musicologist, Pianist
Misc: piano teacher, music broadcaster, radio executive

Ruth Chatterton -- b.12/24/1893 d.11/24/1961 (67)
Novelist, Movie Actress

Thomas Chatterton -- b.11/20/1752 d.8/24/1770 (17)
Poet, English

Bruce Chatwin -- b.5/13/1940 d.1/18/1989 (48)
Writer, Novelist, Traveler, English
Book Titles: On The Black Hill

Geoffrey Chaucer -- b.??/??/1343 J-LD d.10/25/1400 J-LD
Author, Poet, English
Names/Places: b. c. 1340-1343, d. in London
Book Titles: The Canterbuty Tales

Paddy Chayevsky -- b.1/29/1923 d.8/1/1981 (58)
Names/Places: RFN:Sidney

Steve Chbosky -- b.1/25/1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Movie Director
Book Titles: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Michael Che -- b.5/19/1983 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: LN: Campbell
TV Shows: The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Chinese Puzzle

John Cheever -- b.5/27/1912 d.6/18/1982 (70)
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov -- b.1/17/1860 Ju-1 or 1/29/1860 N.S. d.7/15/1904 N.S. (44)
Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Physician, Russian
Book Titles: The Cherry Orchard

Michael Chekhov -- b.8/29/1891 d.9/30/1955 (64)
Author, Actor, Movie Director, American, Russian

John Cheney -- b.12/29/1848 d.5/1/1922 (73)

Ron Chernow -- b.3/3/1949
Author, Writer, Journalist, Historian, Biographer

G. K. Chesterton -- b.5/29/1874 d.6/14/1936 (62)
Author, Novelist, Poet, Critic, Journalist, English
Names/Places: RFN:Gilbert Keith

Charles Waddell Chestnutt -- b.6/20/1858 d.11/17/1932 (74)
Author, Short Story Writer

Peter Chew -- b.4/5/1924 d.7/16/2006 (82)
Author, Journalist
Misc: wrote about horses, mules, and middle-aged men

Peter Cheyney -- b.2/22/1896 d.6/26/1951 (55)
Author, Crime Writer, English
Misc: crime fiction writer

Monzaemon Chikamatsu -- b.??/??/1653 d.1/6/1725
Dramatist/Playwright, Japanese

Francis James Child -- b.2/1/1825 d.9/11/1896 (71)
Poet, Professor
Misc: Folk song scholar; some say d. Sep 16, 1896

Julia Child -- b.8/15/1912 d.8/12/2004 (91)
Author, Chef, Teacher, TV Hostess, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, California
Misc: Cookbook author; permanently immoralized not only in the Culinary Institute of America's Hall of Fame, but also by Dan Aykroyd parodying her on a Saturday Night Live skit.
TV Shows: The French Chef

Lydia Maria Child -- b.2/11/1802 d.10/20/1880 (78)

Robert Erskine Childers -- b.6/25/1870 d.11/24/1922 (52)
Writer, Politician, Irish

Alice Childress -- b.10/12/1916 d.8/14/1994 (77)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actress

Marquis W. Childs -- b.3/17/1903 d.6/30/1990 (87)
Author, Journalist, Columnist

John Chilton -- b.7/16/1932 d.2/25/2016 N.S. (83)
Author, Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter, English

Joseph Chipperfield -- b.4/20/1912 d.1/3/1976 (63)
Writer, British
Misc: nature books

Shirley Chisholm -- b.11/30/1924 d.1/1/2005 (80)
Author, Congressperson
Misc: the first black woman to be elected to the House of Representatives

Margaret Cho -- b.12/5/1968
Fashion Designer, Author, TV Actress, Comedienne, Songwriter, Singer
TV Shows: All American Girl (as Margaret Kim)

Rufus Choate -- b.10/1/1799 N.S. d.7/13/1859 N.S. (59)
Orator, Congressperson, Senator, Lawyer

Edward Chodorov -- b.4/17/1904 d.10/9/1988 (84)
Writer, Producer/Director

Jerome Chodorov -- b.8/10/1911 d.9/12/2004 (93)
Dramatist/Playwright, Director

Noam Chomsky -- b.12/7/1928
Writer, Linguist, Educator, Political Activist
Misc: founded transformational grammar

Kate Chopin -- b.2/8/1850 N.S. d.8/22/1904 N.S. (54)
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Deepak Chopra -- b.10/22/1946 N.S.
Author, Writer, India
Misc: Public Speaker; an alternative medicine advocate

Yash Chopra -- b.9/27/1932 N.S. d.10/21/2012 N.S. (80)
Screenwriter, Movie Producer, Movie Director, India

Walentin Chorell -- b.4/8/1912 d.11/18/1983 (71)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Finnish

Samuel Chotzinoff -- b.7/4/1889 d.2/9/1964 (74)
Critic, Pianist, Russian

Stephen Chow -- b.6/22/1962
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Producer/Director, Hong Kong
Movie Titles: Kung Fu Hustle

Claudia Christian -- b.8/10/1965
Writer, Actress, Producer/Director, Video Game Voice Actress, Singer/Musician
Names/Places: b. in Glendale, CA
TV Shows: Babylon 5 (as Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova)
Movie Titles: The Hidden, Babylon 5: Thirdspace
Video Games: Atlantis (series), StarCraft II (series), Fallout (series), Guild Wars (series); Shrek 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, Darksiders 2, Halo 4

Dame Agatha Christie -- b.9/15/1890 d.1/12/1976 (85)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Mystery Writer, English
Names/Places: RN:Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller
Misc: 66 mystery novels and 13 short stories
Book Titles: Murder on the Orient Express

Chuang Tzu -- b.??/??/369BC d.??/??/286BC
Essayist, Poet, Chinese
Misc: PRON:Jwang Dzoo

Chuck D -- b.8/1/1960
Author, Music Producer, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:Chuck Ridenhour
Group Names: Public Enemy

Caryl Churchill -- b.9/3/1938
Playwright, English

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