The Worst. Birthday. Present. Ever. Club

Twelve celebrities who died on their birthdays
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Ingrid Bergman
Actress, Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep, both are second only to Katharine Hepburn...
“ 29 August 1915 - 29 August 1982 ” - Robert-159
 
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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's birthdate is assumed from his baptism on April 25. His father John was the son of a farmer who became a successful tradesman; his mother Mary Arden was gentry. He studied Latin works at Stratford Grammar School, leaving at about age 15. About this time his father suffered an unknown financial setback...
“ 23 April 1564 (?) - 23 April 1616 ” - Robert-159
 
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“ 29 July 1921 - 29 July 2012 ” - Robert-159
 
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Yasujirô Ozu
Director, Tokyo Story
Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first film the next year...
“ 12 December 1903 - 12 December 1963 ” - Robert-159
 
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“ 4 February 1921 - 4 February 2006 ” - Robert-159
 
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John Banner
John Banner, who achieved television immortality for his portrayal of the Luftwaffe POW camp guard Sergeant Schultz in the TV series Hogan's Heroes. He was born on January 28, 1910 in Vienna. Vienna was the capital of what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 28-year-old Banner, who was Jewish...
“ 28 January 1910 - 28 January 1973 ” - Robert-159
 
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Otto Kruger
Actor, High Noon
The grandnephew of South African pioneer and former president Paul Krüger, Otto Kruger trained for a musical career from childhood, but after enrolling in Columbia University he switched his career choice to acting. Making his Broadway debut in 1915, at 30, he shortly became a matinée idol of the day...
“ 6 September 1885 - 6 September 1974 ” - Robert-159
 
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“ 11 August 1925 - 11 August 2006 ” - Robert-159
 
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Edna May Oliver
She was born Edna May Nutter, a child of solid New England stock, on 9th November 1883 in Malden, Massachusetts. The daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Edna was a descendant of the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. Miss Oliver took an early interest in the stage, and she would quit school at the age of 14 to pursue her ambitions in the theater...
“ 9 November 1883 - 9 November 1942 ” - Robert-159
 
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Julie Bishop
Actress, My Hero
Colorado-born leading lady Julie Bishop, who also acted under her birth name of Jacqueline Wells and the stage name Diane Duval, started off as a silent movie child actress, working with such legends as Clara Bow and Mary Pickford. The daughter of a wealthy banker and oilman, she was raised in Texas and...
“ 30 August 1914 - 30 August 2001 ” - Robert-159
 
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“ 14 May 1897 - 14 May 1959 ” - Robert-159
 
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“ 23 February 1935 - 23 February 2006 ” - Robert-159