April 26

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Birthdays


John James Audubon 1785 - Ornithologist, naturalist, painter


Frederick Olmsted 1822 - Journalist, landscape designer


Jessie Redmon Fauset 1882 - Poet, essayist, novelist


Anita Loos 1893 - Screenwriter, playwright, author


Rudolf Hess 1895 - Adolf Hitler's Deputy in the Nazi Party


Charles Richter 1900 - Seismologist, creator of the Richter magnitude scale used to quantify earthquakes


Teddy Edwards 1924 - Jazz musician


Jorgen Ingmann 1925 - Musician


Bernard Malamud 1914 - Author of novels and short stories


Bambi Linn 1926 - Dancer


Carol Burnett 1933 - Actress, comedian


Duane Eddy 1938 - Musician


Maurice Williams 1938 - Musician (Zodiacs)


Claudine Clark 1941 - Musician


Bobby Rydell 1942 - Singer


Claudine Auger 1942 - Actress ("Thunderball")


Gary Wright 1943 - Musician


Giorgio Moroder 1944 - Record producer, songwriter, performer


Boyd Matson 1947 - Television anchor (National Geographic Explorer, NBC's Weekend Today)


Donna De Varona 1947 - Swimmer


Giancarlo Esposito 1958 - Actor, director


Roger Taylor 1960 - Musician (Duran Duran)


Chris Mars 1961 - Artist, musician


Joan Chen 1961 - Actress


Michael Damian 1962 - Actor, singer, producer


Jet Li 1963 - Actor ("Lethal Weapon 4," "War", "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor")


Kevin James 1965 - Actor ("I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," "The King of Queens")


Marianne Jean-Baptiste 1967 - Actress ("Without a Trace")


T-Boz (Tionne Tenese Watkins) 1970 - Songwriter (TLC)


Jordana Brewster 1980 - Actress ("The Fast and the Furious," "As the World Turns")


Marnette Patterson 1980 - Actress


Jessica Lynch 1983 - U.S. Army soldier, she was the first successfully rescued POW since the Vietnam War and the first ever of a woman


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