Famous Friday The 13th Births

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Nathan Bedford Forrest
Born: Friday, July 13, 1821
Forrest (who is referenced in the movie "Forrest Gump") was the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Butch Cassidy
Born: Friday, April 13, 1866
Butch Cassidy is, of course, famous for being the other half of "The Sundance Kid."
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Samuel Beckett
Born: Friday, April 13, 1906
Irish writer and playwright Samuel Beckett ("Waiting for Godot") was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Don Adams
Born: Friday, April 13, 1923
Don Adams is best known as secret agent Maxwell Smart in the TV show "Get Smart."
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Margaret Thatcher
Born: Friday, October 13, 1925
Margaret Thatcher remains the only woman to date to hold the title of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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Fidel Castro
Born: Friday, August 13, 1926
Fidel Castro was the former leader of Cuba before ceding power to his brother Raul.
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Bob Crane
Born: Friday, July 13, 1928
Bob Crane was best known for his role in "Hogan's Heroes." He was found murdered in 1978.
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Christopher Plummer
Born: Friday, December 13, 1929
Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer is best known for his role as Capt. Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music," but won his Oscar for 2011's "Beginners."
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Peter Tork
Born: Friday, February 13, 1942
Peter Tork (shown kicking his leg up) was one of the four members of the 1960s pop-rock group The Monkees.
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Max Weinberg
Born: Friday, April 13, 1951
Drummer Max Weinberg performed with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band as well as on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."
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Didi Conn
Born: Friday, Friday, July 13, 1951
Didi Conn (at right) is best known for her role as Frenchy in the movie "Grease." She's pictured here with fellow Pink Ladies Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing.
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Frances Conroy
Born: Friday, November 13, 1953
Actress Frances Conroy earned plaudits for playing the matriarch of the Fischer clan on "Six Feet Under."
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Steve Buscemi
Born: Friday, December 13, 1957
Actor Steve Buscemi is best known for his roles in the films "Fargo," "Ghost World" and TV's "Boardwalk Empire."
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Born: Friday, January 13, 1961
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Emmy Awards for her roles in TV's "Seinfeld," "Arrested Development" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine."
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Darius Rucker
Born: Friday, May 13, 1966
Darius Rucker was a member of the band Hootie & The Blowfish before making a name for himself as a solo country artist.
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Kate Walsh
Born: Friday, October 13, 1967
Kate Walsh took her role of Dr. Addison Montgomery on "Grey's Anatomy" to "Private Practice."
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Debbie Matenopoulos
Born: Friday, December 13, 1974
Debbie Matenopoulos was one of the charter hosts of the ABC talk show "The View."
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Samantha Morton
Born: Friday, May 13, 1977
Actress Samantha Morton has been nominated for Academy Awards twice -- 1999's "Sweet & Lowdown" and 2003's "In America."
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Kat Dennings
Born: Friday, June 13, 1986
Actress Kat Dennings plays one half of TV's "2 Broke Girls."
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Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen
Born: Friday, June 13, 1986
Twin actresses Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are probably still best known for playing the role of Michelle Tanner in "Full House."
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