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Michael Clarke Duncan dreamed of acting from an early age, but he was compelled to defer his plans to support his family. We remember Duncan's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were born this day in history.
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Monday | 12.10.2018

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Born December 4

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Dennis Wilson (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

Drummer Dennis Wilson is known best as one of the founders of the Beach Boys along with his older brother Brian and his younger brother Carl

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Born December 3

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Andy Williams (Getty)

Andy Williams was a phenomenon, a singing sensation with 17 gold and three platinum albums to bear testament to just how much his fans loved him

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Born November 22

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Rodney Dangerfield  (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Rodney Dangerfield got no respect … except from the millions of fans who loved his work and the generation of comedians that he influenced

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Born November 16

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Burgess Meredith (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Perhaps known best as Sylvester Stallone's boxing coach in the "Rocky" movies, Burgess Meredith enjoyed an acting career that spanned seven very busy decades

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Born October 23

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Johnny Carson (Getty Images/NBC)

Johnny Carson started entertaining audiences at 14 with magic tricks as the Great Carsoni. We remember Carson's remarkable life today as well as other nota

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Born November 30

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Dick Clark (Getty/ABC/ABC Photo Archives)

Dick Clark was America's oldest teenager, or at least that's how it appeared thanks to his youthful appearance and a lifetime spent introducing us to the newest

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Born November 24

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Donald Dunn (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Donald "Duck" Dunn may be most famous for his turn in "The Blues Brothers" and its sequel – he was the bassist in the backing band for the f

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Born November 12

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Grace Kelly (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)

Before Grace Kelly became Princess Grace, she was a successful Hollywood actress, starring in movies such as "Rear Window" and "High Noon." We remember Kel

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Born November 9

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Carl Sagan (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)

Carl Sagan is one of the best-known scientists in history, thanks in large part to his friendly, appealing approach to educating the public about science

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Born October 31

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John Candy (Getty/Harry Langdon)

With a name like John Candy, he had to be born on Halloween. We remember the comic actor and other famous people born this day, October 31, in history

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Born October 28

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Jack Soo  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Jack Soo spent five seasons making the worst coffee in America as Nick Yemana on "Barney Miller." We remember Soo's life on what would have been his 100th birth

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Born November 26

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Charles Schulz (Getty Images)

Charles Schulz was one of the most beloved and influential comic artists of all time, thanks to the timeless characters he created in his "Peanuts" strip

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Born November 17

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Jeff Buckley  (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)

Jeff Buckley's soaring voice brought beauty to the alternative music scene in the 1990s – but his greatest fame came only after his untimely death

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Born November 11

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Kurt Vonnegut (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal)

Author Kurt Vonnegut took the counterculture by storm with his earliest novels, publishing science fiction that was much more than robots and spaceshi

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Born November 8

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Minnie Riperton (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Minnie Riperton found chart-topping success with her 1975 song "Lovin' You," which showcased her five-octave vocal range and the incredibly high notes she could

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Born October 27

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Ruby Dee  (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)

Actress and activist Ruby Dee charmed audiences in dozens of films, from an early role in "The Jackie Robinson Story" to her award-winning turn in "A Raisin in