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Born This Day: Dec. 7

1598 Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, sculptor/painter/architect (Italy; died 1680)
1761 Marie Tussaud, creator of Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum (Strasbourg, France; died 1850)
1873 Willa Cather, author (Winchester, VA; died 1947)
1888 Hamilton Fish, NY congressman (Garrison, New York; died 1991)
1889 Gabriel Marcel, existentialist philosopher, critic and dramatist (Paris, France; died 1973)
1913 Sol Linowitz, lawyer, businessman and diplomat (Trenton, New Jersey; died 2005)
1915 Eli Wallach, actor (Brooklyn, NY)
1928 Noam Chomsky, linguist and political activist (Philadelphia, PA)
1932 Ellen Burstyn, actress (Detroit, MI)
1942 Harry Chapin, singer/songwriter (New York, NY; died 1981)
1947 Gregg Allman, singer/musician (Nashville, TN)
Johnny Bench, baseball player (Oklahoma City, OK)
1949 Tom Waits, singer/songwriter (Pomona, CA)
1952 Susan M. Collins, ME senator (Caribou, ME)
1956 Larry Bird, basketball player and coach (West Baden, IN)
1958 Edd Hall, Tonight Show announcer
1966 C. Thomas Howell, actor (Los Angeles, CA)


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