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Felicity Huffman

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Author Profession: US actress
Born: 1962-12-09
Died: —

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Felicity Huffman

I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are.
Beau Bridges

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1941-12-09
Died: —

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Beau Bridges

The one we keep pitching and there are no takers is The Fabulous Baker Boys Go To Hawaii. There don't seem to be any takers on that one!
Dolores Ibarruri

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Author Profession: Spanish communist leader
Born: 1895-12-09
Died: 1989-11-12

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Dolores Ibarruri

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
John Malkovich

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1953-12-09
Died: —

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John Malkovich

She has this Jayne Mansfield body and a horrifyingly great brain.
Donny Osmond

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Author Profession: US singer
Born: 1957-12-09
Died: —

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Donny Osmond

I don't want my album coming out with a 'G' rating. Nobody would buy it.
Morton Downey, Jr.

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Author Profession: US talk show host, actor, composer (wrote Wipe Out and Pipeline!)
Born: 1933-12-09
Died: 2001-03-12

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Morton Downey, Jr.

A pitiful, rancorous, attacking moron.
Peter Kropotkin

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Author Profession: Russian writer
Born: 1842-12-09
Died: 1921-02-08

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Peter Kropotkin

The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
Kirk Douglas

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1918-12-09
Died: —

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Kirk Douglas

When you become a star, you don't changeeveryone else does.
Aaron Huey

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Author Profession: US Photographer
Born: 1975-12-09
Died: —

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Aaron Huey

I want to tell you what it was really like to think death is imminent, but I cant. Its a taste in your mouth. And an emptiness.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1909-12-09
Died: 2000-05-07

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

I had no particular desire to be a personality like my father, nor was I equipped to be one. I was determined to be my own man, although having the Fairbanks name did make it easier to get into an office to see someone.
Fritz Haber

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Author Profession: German Scientist
Born: 1868-12-09
Died: 1934-01-29

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Fritz Haber

Agricultural husbandry essentially maintains the balance of bound nitrogen.
James Rainwater

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Author Profession: US Scientist
Born: 1917-12-09
Died: 1986-05-31

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James Rainwater

The research included neutron resonance spectroscopy, the angular distribution of pion elastic and inelastic scattering on nuclei with optical model fitting.
Joan Armatrading

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Author Profession: St. Kittsian Musician
Born: 1950-12-09
Died: —

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Joan Armatrading

When youre on tour you definitely dont want lots of arguments. Its very important that everybody gets on because youre in close proximity a great deal of the time.
Joe Lando

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1961-12-09
Died: —

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Joe Lando

Theres an old saying, this too shall pass, and change is good.
Joseph Needham

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Author Profession: British Scientist
Born: 1900-12-09
Died: 1995-03-24

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Joseph Needham

The hierarchy of relations, from the molecular structure of carbon to the equilibrium of the species and ecological whole, will perhaps be the leading idea of the future.
Kevin Daniels

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1976-12-09
Died: —

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Kevin Daniels

Theater and sports are connected. Youve got your team - or ensemble - your goal and your determination to win.
Kurt Angle

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1968-12-09
Died: —

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Kurt Angle

I dont like to have gimmicks. I dont like to have gadgets and stuff. I just like to go out there and entertain the fans by wrestling.
Margaret Hamilton

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1902-12-09
Died: 1985-05-16

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Margaret Hamilton

Its not subtle or restrained. Its not any of the things you like to think apply to your acting.
Mario Cantone

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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1959-12-09
Died: —

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Mario Cantone

I wouldnt live with me, believe me. Im moody.
Mary Fallin

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1954-12-09
Died: —

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Mary Fallin

The history of my state of Oklahoma offers a great example of pursuing the American Dream. It was built and settled by pioneers moving West to seek better lives.
Neil Innes

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Author Profession: British Writer Musician
Born: 1944-12-09
Died: —

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Neil Innes

Ladies and gentleman, Ive suffered for my music, now its your turn.
Reiko Aylesworth

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1972-12-09
Died: —

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Reiko Aylesworth

I didnt know a soul when I got to New York, and I felt really displaced. The first week I was euphoric, and then I realized how isolating the city can be.
Rick Danko

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Author Profession: Canadian Musician
Born: 1943-12-09
Died: 1999-12-10

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Rick Danko

As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel.
Sonia Gandhi

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Author Profession: Indian Politician
Born: 1946-12-09
Died: —

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Sonia Gandhi

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.
Thomas P. O'Neill

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1912-12-09
Died: 1994-01-05

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Thomas P. O'Neill

A good lesson in keeping your perspective is: Take your job seriously but dont take yourself seriously.
Ashleigh Brilliant

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Author Profession: Humor edit data Combine Editions
Born: 1933-12-09
Died: —

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Ashleigh Brilliant

My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot. Ashleigh Brilliant
John Milton

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Author Profession: Poetry, Politics Influences William Shakespeare, Ovid, Henry More, Oliver Cromwell, Dante Alighier William Shakespeare, Ovid, Henry More, Oliver Cromwell, Dante Alighieri, Homer, Virgil ...more
Born: 1608-12-09
Died: 1674-11-08

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John Milton

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.. John Milton, Paradise Lost
George Grossmith

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Author Profession: English comic actor
Born: 1847-12-09
Died: 1912-03-01

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George Grossmith

I am a poor man, but I would gladly give ten shillings to find out who sent me the insulting Christmas card I received this morning.
Hermione Gingold

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Author Profession: English actor
Born: 1897-12-09
Died: 1987-05-24

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Hermione Gingold

Anything that's white is sweet. Anything that's brown is meat. Anything that's grey don't eat.
Dalton Trumbo

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1905-12-09
Died: 1976-09-10

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Dalton Trumbo

I fought fire with oil.
Grace Murray Hopper

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Author Profession: US programmer, inventor of COBOL
Born: 1906-12-09
Died: 1992-01-01

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Grace Murray Hopper

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
Broderick Crawford

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1911-12-09
Died: 1986-04-26

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Broderick Crawford

My trademarks are a hoarse, grating voice and the face of a retired pugilist: small narrowed eyes set in puffy features which look as though they might, years ago, have lost on points.
Tip ONeill

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Author Profession: US house speaker
Born: 1912-12-09
Died: 1994-01-05

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Tip ONeill

There are instances where it is in the best interests of the nation not to vote the will of the people.
Redd Foxx

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Author Profession: US comic, actor
Born: 1922-12-09
Died: 1991-10-11

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Redd Foxx

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Buck Henry

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Author Profession: US actor, writer
Born: 1930-12-09
Died: —

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Buck Henry

We need a president who's fluent in at least one language.