Is November 26th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on November 26th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
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November 26th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
November 26th Birthdays: Famous Artists
Francoise Gilot, French painter (Aurelia and Water Lilies,Les Soleis, Life’s Cycle, Roses in a Pitcher and Scorpio in Flames) and author (Life with Picasso), was born on November 26, 1921. Francoise Gilot had two children (Claude and Paloma Picasso) with artist Pablo Picasso. In later years, she was courted by Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine.
Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen (East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm (1925) by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, In Powder and Crinoline: Old Fairy Tales and Red Magic: a Collection of the World’s Best Fairy Tales from All Countries) was born on November 26, 1886.
George Segal, American sculptor (Bus Driver), was born on November 26, 1924.
Dutch painter Bart Van der Leck (At the Platform, Batavier-Line – Rotterdam-London, Composition, Horseman, Shopping Bag and Style) was born on November 26, 1876.
November 26th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Foy Draper, American relay runner and Olympic gold medalist (1936), was born on November 26, 1913.
Galina Prozumenschikova, Russian swimmer and Olympic gold medalist (1964), was born on November 26,1948.
Vreni Schneider, Swiss alpine skier and Olympic gold medalist (1988), was born on November 26, 1964.
Ludmila Shevtsova, Russian runner and Olympic gold medalist (1960), was born on November 26, 1934.
Mikhail Woronin, Russian gymnast and Olympic gold medalist (1968), was born on November 26, 1945.
November 26th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
William Cowper, British pre-Romantic poet, hymnist (“Dear Lord, Accept a Sinful Heart,” “God Moves in a Mysterious Way,” “Hear What God the Lord Hath Spoken,” “Holy Lord God – I Love Thy Truth,” “My God – How Perfect Are Thy Ways,” “O for a Closer Walk with God,” “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood,” “Thy Mansion Is the Christian’s Heart” and “To Jesus the Crown of My Hope”) and author (John Gilpin, Olney Hymns and The Task), was born on November 26, 1731.
Peruvian poet Pedro de Peralta y Barnuev (Obras Dramaticas) was born on November 26, 1663.
Edmond Flegenheime, Swiss-French author (Ecoute Israel), was born on November 26, 1874.
Romanian-French playwright Eugene Ionesco (The Bald Soprano,The Chairs, The Hermit, Jeux de Massacre, La Leçon, Le Nouveau Locataire, Photo du Colonel, Rhinoceros, Le Roi se Meurt and Victimes du Devoir) was born on November 26, 1912.
Charles Monroe Schulz, American cartoonist (Peanuts), was born on November 26, 1922.
Arnold Eric Sevareid, American television newscaster (The Agnew Resignation, CBS News with Walter Cronkite, CBS Weekend News andLBJ – The Man and the President), was born on November 26, 1912.
American author (Steps to Christ) and Seventh Day Adventist Church co-founder Ellen G. White was born on November 26, 1827.
November 26th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
Willis Haviland Carrier, American air-conditioning equipment pioneer (Carrier Corporation), was born on November 26, 1876.
Charles Forte, Italian-British hotel magnate (The Savoy), was born on November 26, 1908.
John Harvard, British clergyman and scholar, was born on November 26, 1607. John Harvard founded Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
November 26th Birthdays: Famous Performers
American blues guitarist Bernard Allison was born on November 26, 1965. Bernard Allison’s father was bluesman Luther Allison.
Kristin Bauer, American actress (50 First Dates, The Crew, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Hidden Hills, That’s Life and Total Security), was born on November 26, 1973.
Haitian-American actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon (American Gun, Bad Company, Coming to America, Double Take, Every Breath, Eyes, Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Jamie Foxx Show, Manhunter, Models Inc, NYPD Blue, Opposite Sex and Wild Wild West) was born on November 26, 1966.
Natasha Anne Bedingfield, British pop singer (“Angel,” “I Bruise Easily,” “I Wanna Have Your Babies,” “Love like This,” “Pocketful of Sunshine,” “Say It Again,” “Single,” “Soulmate,” “These Words” and “Unwritten”), was born on November 26, 1981.
Jessica Robyn Bowman, American actress (Baywatch, Boy Meets World, Derailed, Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within, Joy Ride, Lethal Vows, NYPD Blue, The Road Home, Someone to Love Me and Young Hearts Unlimited), was born on November 26, 1980.
American jazz singer Ray Brown (The Four Freshmen) was born on November 26, 1938.
Annie Mae (Tina Turner) Bullock, American R&B and rock dancer, singer (“A Fool in Love,” “Private Dancer,” “Proud Mary,” “River Deep Mountain High,” “Theme from Goldeneye,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It”) and actress (Mad Max Beyond Thuderdome), was born on November 26, 1939.
American actress (Envy, In the House, Kinfolks, The Luau, Poetic Justice, The Reindeer Kid, Jr., Seventeen Again, Sorority Sister Slaughter, South Central, Sweet Potato Pie, Thea, The Trial, Trippin’ and With or Without You) and television personality (Twenty-four/Seven) Maia Chinassa Campbell was born on November 26, 1976.
John Carter, American actor (All My Children, Barnaby Jones, Celebrity, Falcon Crest, The Hoax, Lou Grant, Matlock, My Science Project, Random Hearts, Savage Heart, Scarface and The Waltons), was born on November 26, 1927.
Olivia Cole, American actress (Backstairs at the White House, Brewster Place, First Sunday, The Guiding Light, North and South, Roots and Something About Amelia), was born on November 26, 1942.
American country singer Aubrey Collins (“Anywhere She Dreams,” “Back to Me,” “Every Mom’s Dream,” “I’m Dancin’,” “Rebound,” “Roses For No Reason,” “Up and Flying,” “What I Really Mean to Say,” “What You’re Doin’ to Me,” “With You,” “You Say” and “You’re Gone”) was born on November 26, 1987.
Tandy Cronyn, American actress (Age-Old Friends, All Night Long, Boy Meets Girl, The Fear Is Spreading, The Guardian, The January Man, A Medal for Mirko, Much Ado about Nothing, Murder: An Even Chance, Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition, Star Quality, Streets of Justice and Twisted), was born on November 26, 1945. Tandy Cronyn’s parents were actors Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy.
Cyril Cusack, South African actor (1984, David Copperfield, The Day of the Jackal, The Elusive Pimpernel, Fahrenheit 451, Far and Away, Harold and Maude, King Lear, Late Extra, Les Miserables, My Left Foot, Odd Man Out, Sacco & Vanzetti, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tenth Man, True Confessions and Waltz of the Toreadors), was born on November 26, 1910.
American actor Daniel Davis (The Hunt for Red October, The Nanny, The Prestige, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Texas and Wrong Mountain) was born on November 26, 1945.
American country singer Linda Kaye Davis (“All the Good Ones Are Taken,” “Back in the Swing Again,” “Company Time,” “Does He Love You,” “From the Inside Out,” “He Isn’t My Affair Anymore,” “I Wanna Remember This,” “In a Different Light,” “Love Didn’t Do It,” “Love Story in the Making,” “Some Kinda Woman,” “Some Things Are Meant to Be” and “Three Way Tie”) was born on November 26, 1962. Linda Davis is mother to country singer Hillary Scott, of Lady Antebellum.
Frances Marion Dee, American actress (An American Tragedy, Becky Sharp, Little Women, Of Human Bondage, Payment on Demand, A Place in the Sun and Playboy of Paris), was born on November 26, 1907. Frances Dee married actor Joel MacRae.
American actress Ellen Albertini Dow (The Golden Girls, Radioland Murders, Wedding Crashers and The Wedding Singer) was born on November 26, 1918.
Peter Facinelli, American actor (Can’t Hardly Wait, Damages, Fastlane, Hollow Man 2, Riding in Cars with Boys, The Scorpion King, Six Feet Under and Twilight), was born on November 26, 1973.
American rapper (B2K) and actor (You Got Served) Dreux Pierre (Lil’ Fizz) Frederic was born on November 26, 1985.
Robert Gerard Goulet, American singer “My Love Forgive Me” and “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”) and actor (Atlantic City, Beetlejuice, Blue Light, Boy Meets World, Camelot, The Daydreamer, Honeymoon Hotel, I’d Rather be Rich, The King of Queens, Las Vegas, Mr. Wrong, Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear and Scrooged), was born on November 26, 1933.
American country singer Steve Grisaffe (Bayou, Bootleg and River Road) was born on November 26, 1965.
Alan Henderson, Irish rock bassist (Them), was born on November 26, 1944.
Linda Hunt, American actress (The Bostonians, Carnivale, Dragonfly, Dune, Eleni, Fame, If Looks Could Kill, Kindergarten Cop, Popeye, The Practice, Pret-a-Porter, The Relic, She-Devil, Silverado, Space Rangers, Stranger Than Fiction, The Unit, Waiting for the Moon, The Year of Living Dangerously and Yours Mine and Ours), voice-over artist (Pocahontas) and Academy Award winner (1982), was born on November 26, 1925.
Eugene George Istomin, American classical pianist (Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio), was born on November 26, 1925.
American actor Scott Jacoby (Bad Ronald, That Certain Summer, The Golden Girls, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, Midnight Auto Supply, One Life to Live, Return to Horror High, Rivals and To Die For) was born on November 26, 1955. Scott Jacoby is brother to actor Billy Jacoby. Actor Lou Jacoby is his grandfather.
Adele Jergens, American actress (Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Armored Car Robbery, The Cobweb, Dark Past, The Day the World Ended, Down to Earth, Fuller Brush Man, I Love Trouble, Ladies of the Chorus, Radar Secret Service, Slightly French, The Sound of Fury and A Thousand and One Nights), was born on November 26, 1917. An understudy to Gypsy Rose Lee, Adele Jergens married actor Glenn Langan.
Jamie Jones, American R&B singer (All 4 One), was born on November 26, 1974.
Richard Caruthers (Rich) Little, Canadian comedian, impressionist, actor (The Late Shift, Love on a Rooftop and Trail of the Pink Panther) and television personality (The ABC Comedy Hour, The Julie Andrews Hour, The Kopykats, The New You Asked for It, The Rich Little Show and Rich Little’s Christmas Carol), was born on November 26, 1938. Rich Little has been called “The Man of a Thousand Voices.”
Lorraine Macleod, American dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), was born on November 26, 1929.
British rock bass guitarist John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) was born on November 26, 1945.
Marian Mercer, American singer and actress (The Andy Williams Show, The Dean Martin Show, The Dom Deluise Show, Home Free, It’s a Living, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, The Sandy Duncan Show, A Touch of Grace and The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters), was born on November 26, 1935.
Garrett (Garnet) Mimms, American singer (The Enchanters), was born on November 26, 1937.
Alberto Morin, Puerto Rican actor (Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, I Love Lucy, Key Largo and Two Mules for Sister Sara), was born on November 26, 1902.
American country music singer Joe Edward Nichols (“Another Side of You,” “Brokenheartsville,” “Cool to Be a Fool,” “I Hate the Way I Love You,” “If Nobody Believed in You,” “I’ll Wait for You,” “The Impossible,” “It Ain’t No Crime,” “She Only Smokes When She Drinks,” “Six of One – Half a Dozen of the Other,” “Size Matters,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” “To Tell You the Truth I Lied,” “Wal-Mart Parking Lot Social Club” and “What’s a Guy Gotta Do”) was born on November 26, 1976.
Armenian-American keyboardist, singer and songwriter Michael Omartian was born on November 26, 1945. Husband to author Stormie Omartian, Michael Omartian has worked with many artists, including Clint Black, Michael Bolton, Steve Camp, Peter Cetera, Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, The Four Tops, Amy Grant, Annie Herring, Benny Hester, Whitney Houston, The Imperials, The Jacksons, Quincy Jones, Phil Keaggy, Kenny Loggins, Seals and Crofts, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer and Trisha Yearwood.
Patricia (Pat) Phoenix, Irish actress (Blood of the Vampire, Coronation Street, Cup-Tie Honeymoon, Jack the Ripper and The L-Shaped Room) and radio personality (Children’s Hour), was born on November 26, 1923.
Allyson Rice-Taylor, American actress (As the World Turns), was born on November 26, 1963.
American actress Jamie Rose (Crusade, Falcon Crest, Heartbreakers, In Love with an Older Woman, Lady Blue, Playroom, Rebel Love, St. Elsewhere, Tightrope, To Die Standing and Twirl) was born on November 26, 1959.
Betty Jean (Betta St. John) Striegler, American dancer, singer and actress (All the Brothers Were Valiant, Carousel, Corridors of Blood, Destry Rides Again, Dream Wife, Horror Hotel, Jane Eyre, The Robe, South Pacific and The Student Prince), was born on November 26, 1929. Betta St. John married British actor Peter Grant.
Jean Terrell, American soul singer (The Supremes), was born on November 26, 1944.
Marcy Walker, American actress (All My Children and Santa Barbara), was born on November 26, 1961.
Welsh actor and playwright George Emlyn Williams (David Copperfield) was born on November 26, 1905.
November 26th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Bertil Lindblad, Swedish galactic astronomer, was born on November 26, 1895. The Lindblad Crater on the moon is named for Bertil Lindblad.
Mary Edwards Walker, American physician, women’s rights leader and author (Hit), was born on November 26, 1832. Mary Edwards Walker was the first female recipient of the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor for her service as the first woman surgeon in the U.S. Army.
Norbert Wiener, American mathematician and author (Cybernetics, Ex-Prodigy, The Human Use of Human Beings, I Am a Mathematician and Nonlinear Problems in Random Theory), was born on November 26, 1894. Norbert Wiener founded the science of cybernetics.
November 26th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Patricio Aylwin, Chilean President, was born on November 26, 1918.
Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Argentinean pacifist, protest leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner (1980), was born on November 26, 1931.
Sarah Moore Grimke, American Quaker, abolitionist, women’s rights activist and author (An Epistle to the Clergy of the Southern States and Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman), was born on November 26, 1792.
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