I Wonder What This List Is Really About

by fedor8 | created - 08 May 2013 | updated - 17 Dec 2014 | Public

I had this really weird, inexplicable urge to put these people on the same list, but I don't know why.

If you can help me find out why I decided to include these celebs on this list, do tell, I'd appreciate it.

1. R. Kelly

Soundtrack | Space Jam

R. Kelly was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and attended Kenwood Academy High School, where his music teacher-mentor Lena McLin inspired him to become a singer. He used to sing on street corners. He started off his career with a group by the name of Public Announcement. R. Kelly a ...

2. Michael Jackson

Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson, had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse). Together, ...

3. Gary Glitter

Soundtrack | Dark Places

Gary Glitter was born on May 8, 1944 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England as Paul Francis Gadd. He was previously married to Ann Murton.

4. Jimmy Savile

Self | When Louis Met... Jimmy

Jimmy Savile was born on October 31, 1926 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England as James Wilson Vincent Savile. He died on October 29, 2011 in Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

5. Jimmy Tarbuck

Actor | Twinky

Jimmy Tarbuck was born on February 6, 1940 in Liverpool, England as James Joseph Tarbuck. He is an actor, known for Lola (1970), The Plank (1967) and Comedy Playhouse (1961). He has been married to Pauline Carfoot since 1959. They have three children.

6. Roman Polanski

Actor | Chinatown

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...

7. Victor Salva

Writer | Powder

Born in Martinez, California, 20 miles outside San Francisco, Victor Salva had written and directed over 20 short and feature-length films before graduating from high school. In the mid-'80s his 37-minute short Something in the Basement (1986) took first place in the fiction category at the Sony/...

8. Pete Townshend

Music_department | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Born in Chiswick, London just ten days after the German surrender in 1945, Townshend grows up in a typical middle-class home. His parents, Cliff and Betty Townshend, are both musicians, and as a child he accompanies them on dance band tours. Townshend starts playing guitar at 12. He goes to art ...

9. Jeffrey Jones

Actor | Amadeus

Jeffrey Duncan Jones was born in Buffalo, New York. He is a very tall, fair-haired character actor who is recognized all over for his excellent work. He is a veteran stage actor having such plays as "The Elephant Man" and Neil Simon's "London Suite" under his belt. His first film role was in The ...

10. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

11. Paul Reubens

Actor | Pee-wee's Playhouse

Paul Reubens was born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952 in Peekskill, New York, to Judy (Rosen), a teacher, and Milton Rubenfeld, a car salesman who had flown for the air forces of the U.S., U.K., and Israel, becoming one of the latter country's pioneering pilots. Paul grew up in Sarasota, Florida,...

12. David Koresh

Self | The Temple of Phenomenal Things

US cult leader, David Koresh was born Vernon Howell in West Texas. His mother Bonnie Holdman was only 14 when his illegitimate birth occurred. Koresh's childhood was disruptive. A dyslexic he dropped out of school in the 9th grade. He was kicked out of his SDA church for 'ranting and raving' and ...

13. Shane Sparks

You Got Served

Shane Sparks is known for his work on You Got Served (2004), Trey Reloaded and False Affairs (2018).

14. Jerry Sandusky

Self | Dateline NBC

Jerry Sandusky was born on January 26, 1944 in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA as Gerald Arthur Sandusky. He has been married to Dottie Gross since September 3, 1966. They have six children.

16. John Phillips

Soundtrack | Cocktail

John Phillips was born on August 30, 1935 in Parris Island, South Carolina, USA as John Edmund Andrew Phillips. He was married to Farnaz Arasteh, Geneviève Waïte, Michelle Phillips and Suzy Phillips-January. He died on March 18, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

17. Michael Le Vell

Actor | Coronation Street

Michael Le Vell was born on December 15, 1964 in Newton Heath, Manchester, England as Michael Robert Turner. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), The Hard Word (1983) and A Brother's Tale (1983). He has been married to Janette Beverley since October 1986. They have two children.

18. William Roache

Actor | Coronation Street

William Patrick "Bill" Roache MBE is an English actor. He has played Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street since its first episode on 9 December 1960. He is listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest-serving living television actor in a continuous role. First acting job with ...

19. Rolf Harris

Soundtrack | Australia

Rolf Harris came to London in 1952 to study Art. A year later he was appearing on TV as an artist and storyteller and had his first hit as a singer in the early sixties with Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport. After a relatively quiet period in his life in the late seventies, his brother Bruce Harris ...

20. Cliff Richard

Soundtrack | I, Tonya

Cliff Richard burst onto the rock'n'roll world in 1958 with his hit single Move It. He was then known as Britain's answer to Elvis Presley. His first film was Serious Charge (1959) followed by Expresso Bongo (1959), Wonderful to Be Young! (1961) and Summer Holiday (1963). Wonderful to Be Young! (...

21. Stephen Collins

Actor | 7th Heaven

Stephen Collins was born on October 1, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Stephen Weaver Collins. He is an actor, known for 7th Heaven (1996), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and The First Wives Club (1996). He was previously married to Faye Grant and Marjorie Weinman.