Special Report

25 Famous People Born on Leap Day

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6. William Wellman
> Date: 1896-1975
> Occupation: Movie director

Oscar-nominated director William Wellman, nicknamed “Wild Bill” because of his service as an aviator during World War I, won the gold statue for Best Writing, Original Story, for the original “A Star Is Born” in 1937.

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7. Jimmy Dorsey
> Date: 1904-1957
> Occupation: Big band leader/saxophonist

Jimmy Dorsey was a saxophone-playing Big Band leader during the Swing Era of the1930s and 1940s.

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8. Dinah Shore
> Date: 1916-1994
> Occupation: Singer/talk-show host

Dinah Shore was a popular singer during the Big Band era. She gained additional fame as a much-admired host of variety and talk shows on television from the 1950s until the early 1990s. She was famous for blowing a goodnight kiss to viewers.

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9. Al Rosen
> Date: 1924-2015
> Occupation: Baseball player

Baseball player Al Rosen had an impactful 10-year career with the Cleveland Indians. He drove in more than 100 runs five times and was the most valuable player in 1953. Rosen later became a successful executive with the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and San Francisco Giants.

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10. Tempest Storm
> Date: 1928
> Occupation: Burlesque performer

Tempest Storm (born Annie Blanche Banks) is a burlesque performer, singer, and actress whose career has spanned more than 60 years.