Category Search - columnist (A newspaper/magazine columnist)

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Trev Alberts
football, educator, sports analyst, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Trevor Kendall Alberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams University of Nebraska, Indianapolis Colts. Athletic director.

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Army Archerd
columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Armand Archerd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A columnist for Variety for over fifty years before retiring his column Just for Variety

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 27 June 1984

Denise Austin
fitness, tv, writer, columnist, producer, gymnastics

Real/Birth Name:
Denise Katnich
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Fitness TV shows and videos. Sister-in-law of Tracy Austin

Rona Barrett
columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Rona Burstein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 19 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Gossip columnist.

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 111 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 9 October 2009

Maria Bartiromo
news, tv, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Maria Sara Bartiromo
Nickname(s):
Money Honey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV shows Mornings with Maria, Maria Bartiromo's Wall Street

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Joy Bauer
cook, tv, fitness, writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Joy L. Bauer
Also Known As:
Joy Schloss Bauer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 1 inches (154.94 cm)

Brief Facts:

Nutrition expert on TV show Today. Magazine Woman’s Day Magazine

Lake Bell
actor, director, writer, producer, model, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Lake Caroline Siegel Bell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies No Strings Attached, What Happens in Vegas, It's Complcated, Over Her Dead Body, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy. TV series How to Make It in America, Childrens Hospital, Boston Legal, Miss Match, The Practice, Surface

Wolf Blitzer
news, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Wolf Isaac Blitzer
Also Known As:
Zev Blitzer
Zev Barak
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Raised in Buffalo, New York. American citizen. News anchor on channel CNN. TV show The Situation Room

Charles Blow
news, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Charles McRay Blow
Also Known As:
Charles M. Blow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

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Journalist for channel CNN and columnist for newspaper New York Times

Russell Brand
comedy, actor, writer, columnist, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Russell Edward Brand
Also Known As:
Aldous Snow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Katy Perry by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Bedtime Stories

Andrew Breitbart
writer, columnist, activist, Founder

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew James Breitbart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

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Conservative founder of a political commentary web site. Book Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World. Died when he collapsed while taking a walk, possibly of heart failure.

Jimmy Breslin
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
James Earl Breslin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

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Books The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, The Church That Christ Forgot. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1986.

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Dr. Joyce Brothers
writer, tv, radio, actor, columnist, psychologist, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Diane Bauer
Also Known As:
Joyce Brothers
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Spy Hard, Loaded Weapon 1. Frequent television guest. Column in magazine Good Housekeeping

William F. Buckley
publisher, writer, columnist, tv, Founder

Real/Birth Name:
William Frank Buckley Jr.
Also Known As:
William F. Buckley Jr.
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

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Founded magazine National Review. Host of TV show Firing Line. Famed for conservative political philosphy. Newspaper column On the Right. Novel Saving the Queen

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Tucker Carlson
news, commentator, tv, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

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Conservative commentator, TV show Tucker Carlson Tonight on channel Fox News

Ben Carson
doctor, educator, columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Solomon Carson
Also Known As:
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Neurosurgeon credited with pioneering work on the successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the head. Known for critical and controversial remarks about President Obama.

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Hillary Clinton
First Lady, Senator, lawyer, writer, columnist, educator, politician, cabinet

Real/Birth Name:
Hillary Diane Rodham
Also Known As:
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
grandmother of
mother of
wife of
Younger than William Jefferson Clinton by 1 year.

Descendants:

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Books It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, Living History, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets. First Lady during terms of husband as president. Senator from New York from 1993, 2 terms. Candidate for President as a Democrat in 2008 elections, lost bid to Barack Obama. Named Secretary of State 2009, served 4 years. Candidate for president, declared in April 2015. Nominated candidate by the convention July 2016. Lost the election November 2016.

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Ann Coulter
tv, writer, lawyer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Ann Hart Coulter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton

S.E. Cupp
news, dancer, ballet, writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Elizabeth Cupp
Also Known As:
S. E. Cupp
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

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Conservative. News analyst on cable channel MSNBC TV show The Cycle until June 2013. Channel CNN

Roger Ebert
writer, columnist, tv, critic

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Joseph Ebert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

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Name pronounced "EE-burt." Wrote script for movie Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. TV show Siskel & Ebert at the Movies. Won a Pulitzer Prize as a cinema critic, the first to do so. Columnist for newspaper Chicago Sun-Times

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 23 June 2005

Ernie Els
golf, columnist, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Ernest Els
Nickname(s):
The Big Easy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50, 28 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 3 inches (190.5 cm)

Brief Facts:

Pro golfer and course designer. 4 major wins.

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Emme
model, writer, columnist, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Melissa Owens Miller
Also Known As:
Melissa Aronson
Emme Aronson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 11 inches (180.34 cm)

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A "plus-size" model. Host of TV show More to Love. Book True Beauty - Positive Attitudes & Practical Tips from the World's Leading Plus Size Model

Amy Fisher
criminal, writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Amy Elizabeth Fisher
Nickname(s):
The Long Island Lolita
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
46, 29 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Convicted of attempted murder of the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco. Book If I Knew Then. Columnist for the newspaper Long Island Press

Melyssa Ford
model, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Melyssa Savannah Ford
Also Known As:
Melyssa "Jessica Rabbit" Ford
Melyssa Ford
Nickname(s):
Jessica Rabbit
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Canadian. On video covers. Advice columnist in the magazine Smooth

Fiona Fullerton
actor, singer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Fiona Elizabeth Fullerton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63, 21 days before her 64th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Simon MacCorkindale by 4 years.

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British. Role of Bond Girl Pola Ivanova in movie A View to a Kill. Movie Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in role of Alice

David Furnish
producer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
David James Furnish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Elton John by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Registered civil union with Elton John on 21 December 2005, then converted to marriage 21 December 2014.

Martin Gardner
writer, mathematician, scientist, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Gardner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for popularizing recreational mathematics and debunking paranormal claims. Column Mathematical Games in magazine Scientific American. Wrote more than 50 books, including The Annotated Alice, The Annotated Wizard of Oz

Don Garlits
auto racing, columnist, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Glenn Garlits
Nickname(s):
Big Daddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the father of drag racing. Early promoter of safety equipment, and the design of the top fuel dragster.

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Bill Geist
writer, columnist, news

Real/Birth Name:
William Geist
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

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Books Toward a Safe & Sane Halloween & Other Tales of Suburbia, The Zucchini Plague and Other Tales of Suburbia, City Slickers, Little League Confidential: One Coach's Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival, Monster Trucks and Hair in a Can: Who Says America Doesn't Make Anything Anymore?, The Big Five-Oh: Facing, Fearing, and Fighting Fifty, FORE! PLAY: The Last American Male Takes Up Golf, Way Off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small Town America

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 15 April 2011

Peaches Geldof
model, columnist, tv, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25, 25 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Fifi Geldof by 5 years.
daughter of
mother of
older sister of
Older than Pixie Geldof by 1 year.
half-sister of
Older than Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof by 7 years.

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Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fashion model. Died of a heroin overdose.

Lewis Grizzard
writer, columnist, comedy, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis McDonald Grizzard Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-brother of
Younger than Ludlow Porch by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Humor and sports columns for newspaper Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Books I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962, If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground, If Love Were Oil, I'd Be About a Quart Low

Chelsea Handler
tv, comedy, model, writer, columnist, actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Chelsea Joy Handler
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Chelsea Lately. Column in magazine Cosmopolitan. Book Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

Heloise
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Poncé Kiah Marchelle Cruse
Also Known As:
Poncé Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse Evans
Heloise 2
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Brief Facts:

Name changed at early age to Poncé Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse. Column Hints from Heloise. Household hints columnist and author, succeeding her mother.

Heloise (original)
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Eloise Bowles
Also Known As:
Eloise Bowles Cruse
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

An identical twin. Column Hints from Heloise

O. Henry
writer, criminal, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
William Sidney Porter
William Sydney Porter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many short stories. Prison for embezzlement.

Hedda Hopper
actor, columnist, Broadway, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Elda Furry
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column Hedda Hopper's Hollywood

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Sunny Hostin
tv, lawyer, columnist, news

Real/Birth Name:
Asunción Cummings
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51, 31 days before her 52nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The View as co-host.

Margo Howard
writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Margo Lederer
Also Known As:
Margo Coleman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

niece of
first cousin of
daughter of
daughter of
ex-wife of
Older than Ken Howard by 4 years.

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Brief Facts:

Advice columns Dear Prudence, Dear Margo

Arianna Huffington
writer, columnist, politician, publisher, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Arianna Stassinopoulos
Also Known As:
Αριάννα Στασινοπούλου
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Candidate for governor of California 2003. Campaigned against SVUs. Switched from conservative to progressive political stance. Created the web site Huffington Post

Al Joyner
track, coach, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Alfrederick Joyner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Florence Griffith Joyner, until her death.
Younger than Florence Griffith Joyner by less than 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Jackie Joyner-Kersee by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Triple jump. Olympic Gold Medal 1984.

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Khia
rapper, columnist, producer, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Khia Shamone Finch
Also Known As:
Khia Chambers
Nickname(s):
Queen of the South
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced Kye-uh. Advice columnist for magazine Hood. Song My Neck, My Back (Lick It). Albums Thug Misses, Gangstress. Arrested more than 20 times.

Dorothy Kilgallen
columnist, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Mae Kilgallen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Panelist on TV series What's My Line?. Column The Voice of Broadway

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Ann Landers
writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Esther Pauline Friedman
Also Known As:
Eppie Lederer
Nickname(s):
Eppie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 12 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Advice columnist from Chicago - began in 1955, replacing original columnist who died. Column Dear Ann Landers

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Ted Lange
actor, director, Broadway, columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore William Lange
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Love Boat. Movie That's My Mama. Broadway play Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe

David Lardner
writer, accident, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
David Ellis Lardner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Relationships:

husband of
Frances Chaney, until he died.
Younger than Frances Chaney by 3 years.
father of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Ring Lardner Jr. by 3 years.

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Brief Facts:

Died age 25. Killed by a land mine covering World War II for The New Yorker. First husband of Frances Chaney

Ring Lardner
writer, columnist, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

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Descendants:

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Column You Know Me Al for magazine Saturday Evening Post. Wrote novels and plays. Baseball writer.

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Hugh Leonard
adopted, writer, columnist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Byrne
Also Known As:
John Keyes Byrne
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Irish playwright. Plays The Big Birthday Suit, The Au Pair Man, Da, A Life. Movie Da which means "Dad" in Irish Gaelic.

Bat Masterson
lawman, gunfighter, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Bartholomew Masterson
William Barclay Masterson
Also Known As:
W.B. Masterson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 32 days before his 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fought with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday at OK Corral.

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Chris Matthews
news, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher John Matthews
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Politics commentator on channel MSNBC TV show Hardball with Chris Matthews

Elsa Maxwell
columnist, writer, composer, radio, actor, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Elsa Maxwell
Nickname(s):
The Hostess with the Mostest
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Known for gossip about celebrities, and fabulous parties. Invented the game called "scavenger hunt."

Meghan McCain
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Meghan Marguerite McCain
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
35, 34 days before her 36th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Republican with some liberal social views. Co-host TV show The View

Duff McKagan
musician, bassist, columnist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Andrew McKagan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Guns N' Roses

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a group member of Guns N' Roses.

Cary Middlecoff
golf, dentist, sports analyst, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Cary Middlecoff
Also Known As:
Dr. Middlecoff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

40 Tour wins, three major championships.

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Pippa Middleton
relative, writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Philippa Charlotte Middleton
Also Known As:
Philippa Charlotte Matthews
Pippa Matthews
Nickname(s):
Pippa
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
37, 13 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge by 1 year.
wife of
Younger than James Matthews (racing Driver) by 8 years.
older sister of
Older than James Middleton by 3 years.
daughter of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of

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Maid of honour at her sister's wedding. Socialite and party planner. Editor of web site / magazine Party Times

Miss Info
radio, writer, columnist, dj

Real/Birth Name:
Minya Oh
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Book Bling Bling: Hip Hop's Crown Jewels. A disk jockey and personality on station WQHT Hot 97 New York specializing in hip-hop and R&B. Columnist for MTV and Vibe.

Miss Manners
writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Perlman
Also Known As:
Judith Martin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 6 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Writer on etiquette as Miss Manners. Refers to herself in the third person.

Jim Murray
writer, sports analyst, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
James Patrick Murray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sports columnist at newspaper Los Angeles Times. Known for funny columns.

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 28 November 2008

Sydney Omarr
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Kimmelman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

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Astrologer.

Charles Osgood
radio, tv, news, commentator, poet, writer, columnist, musician, singer, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Osgood Wood III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio program The Osgood File and host of TV program CBS Sunday Morning. Known for wearing a bowtie and relating stories in poetic verse or playing piano and singing. Closes his programs with "I'll see you on the radio."

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Dorothy Parker
writer, poet, actor, composer, columnist, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Rothschild
Also Known As:
Constant Reader
Nickname(s):
Dot
Dottie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On Hollywood Blacklist. Movies A Star is Born (1937), A Star is Born (1954) author of the screenplays.

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Louella Parsons
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Louella Oettinger
Also Known As:
Louella Oettinger Parsons
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gossip columnist on Hollywood affairs.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6418 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Drew Pearson
columnist, radio, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Russell Pearson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column Washington Merry-Go-Round

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Christine Pelosi
lawyer, writer, columnist, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Christine Paule Pelosi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Book Campaign Boot Camp 2.0. Political strategist.

Mark Phillips
famous, columnist, equestrian

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Anthony Peter Phillips
Also Known As:
Captain Mark Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 3 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Princess Anne by 1 year.
grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

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Equestrian, won Olympic Gold Medal. Columnist, magazine Horse & Hound

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Paula Poundstone
comedy, radio, actor, writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Paula Poundstone
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me. Book There is Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say. TV series Cybill

Jerry Pournelle
writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Eugene Pournelle
Also Known As:
Wade Curtis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction books Footfall, Lucifer's Hammer, Janissaries. Also novels with Larry Niven- including The Mote in God's Eye. Column Chaos Manorin magazine Byte

Rex Reed
columnist, critic

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Taylor Reed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 13 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former host TV show At the Movies. Column On the Town with Rex Reed for newspaper The New York Observer Film critic.

Cal Ripken Jr.
baseball, writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr.
Also Known As:
Cal Ripken
Nickname(s):
Cal
Iron Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Team Baltimore Orioles. Set record for consecutive games played.

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William Safire
columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
William Lewis Safire
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Column On Language for the New York Times, and political columnist. Many books as well.

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Dan Savage
director, writer, columnist, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Keenan Savage
Also Known As:
Keenan Hollahan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55, 18 days before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Terry Miller by 6 years.

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Column Savage Love

Gene Siskel
columnist, tv, critic

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Kal Siskel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cinema critic and journalist for the newspaper Chicago Tribune. TV show Siskel & Ebert at the Movies

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Tony Snow
news, commentator, radio, columnist, tv, musician, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Anthony Snow
Nickname(s):
Tony
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former press secretary for George W. Bush. Conservative radio commentator, show The Tony Snow Show. Host on Fox TV show Fox News Sunday. His own band Beats Jammin'. Died of cancer.

Sócrates
soccer, columnist, doctor, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira
Also Known As:
Socrates
Dr. Socrates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian doctor, team Corinthians. South American Footballer of the Year in 1983.

Michael Steele
politician, news, columnist, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Stephen Steele
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 30 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former lieutenant governor of Maryland. Chair of the Reblican National Committee from 2009 to 2011. Often appears as a commentator on news shows on channel MSNBC

Gloria Steinem
publisher, writer, activist, columnist, producer, Founder

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Marie Steinem
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

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Famed feminist. Cofounder of magazine Ms.

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Mink Stole
columnist, actor, singer, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Paine Stoll
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 25 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote an advice column Think Mink for newspaper Baltimore City Paper. Movies Hairspray (1988), But I'm a Cheerleader, Serial Mom, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th, Pink Flamingoes

Helen Thomas
news, columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Amelia Thomas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 14 days before her 93rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of the White House press corps. News and commentary with United Press International for 57 years. Received numerous awards and more than 30 honorary degrees.

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Touré
writer, columnist, news, rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Touré Neblett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Articles about hip-hop in magazine Rolling Stone. News analyst on cable channel MSNBC TV show The Cycle

Abigail Van Buren
writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Pauline Esther Friedman
Also Known As:
Pauline Phillips
Dear Abby
Nickname(s):
Popo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Original writer advice column Dear Abby

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Abigail Van Buren (second)
writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne Phillips
Also Known As:
"Dear Abby"
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age:
78 or 79

Relationships:

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Brief Facts:

Took over the writing of column Dear Abby from her mother in the 1990s.

Marilyn vos Savant
writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Marilyn Mach
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Robert Jarvik by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Uses her mother's last name. Column Ask Marilyn in the magazine Parade, solving puzzles and logic problems. Writes also under undisclosed pseudonym. Claimed to have the highest IQ: 228.

Tom Watson
golf, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Sturges Watson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Eight major championship wins.

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George Will
writer, columnist, news

Real/Birth Name:
George Frederick Will
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Editor of magazine National Review from 1972 to 1978. Conservative. Two bestselling books on the game of baseball, three books on political philosophy. Pulitzer Prize for Commentary 1977.

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Walter Winchell
news, columnist, writer, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Winchel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Ubtouchables, The Walter Winchell Show. Column On-Broadway. Called people "communist" like McCarthy did.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1645 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

T-Bone Wolk
musician, bassist, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wolk
Also Known As:
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
Nickname(s):
Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist with group Hall & Oates

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a group member of Hall & Oates.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a group member of Hall & Oates.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of Hall & Oates.
A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 2 September 2016 as a group member of Hall & Oates.

Bob Woodward
news, columnist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Upshur Woodward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Reporter for newspaper The Washington Post. Brought out the facts which lead to resignation of president Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal. Movie and book All the President's Men
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