List of Famous people who born in 1937

Colin Powell

Colin Luther Powell
First Name Colin
Last Name Powell
Born on April 5, 1937
Died on October 18, 2021 (aged 84)

Colin Luther Powell is an American politician, diplomat and retired four-star general who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State. Until the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008, Powell and his successor, Condoleezza Rice, were the highest-ranking African Americans in the history of the federal executive branch. Powell served as the 16th United States National Security Advisor from 1987 to 1989 and as the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993.

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Ridley Scott

First Name Ridley
Last Name Scott
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. He is best known for directing the science fiction horror film Alien (1979), the neo-noir dystopian film Blade Runner (1982), the road adventure film Thelma & Louise (1991), the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), and the science fiction film The Martian (2015).

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Jack Nicholson

John Joseph Nicholson
First Name Jack
Last Name Nicholson
Born on April 22, 1937 (age 86)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

John Joseph Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker whose career has spanned more than 60 years. He is known for having played a wide range of starring or supporting roles, including comedy, romance, and darkly comic portrayals of anti-heroes and villainous characters. In many of his films, he played the "eternal outsider, the sardonic drifter", someone who rebels against the social structure.

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Ratan Tata

First Name Ratan
Born on December 28, 1937 (age 86)
Born in India

Ratan Naval Tata is an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and a former chairman of Tata Sons. He was also chairman of Tata Group, from 1990 to 2012, and again, as interim chairman, from October 2016 through February 2017, and continues to head its charitable trusts. He is the recipient of two of the highest civilian awards of India, the Padma Vibhushan (2008) and Padma Bhushan (2000). He is well known for his business ethics and philanthropy.

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Alma Powell

First Name Alma
Last Name Powell
Born on October 27, 1937 (age 86)

Alma Vivian Powell is an American audiologist and the wife of military and political figure Colin Powell, whom she married on August 25, 1962. She graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and went on to study speech pathology and audiology at Emerson College in Boston.

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Jane Fonda

First Name Jane
Last Name Fonda
Born on December 21, 1937 (age 86)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Jane Seymour Fonda is an American actress, political activist, environmentalist, and former fashion model. She is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, and the Honorary Golden Lion.

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Morgan Freeman

First Name Morgan
Last Name Freeman
Born on June 1, 1937 (age 86)
Height 189 cm | 6'2

Morgan Freeman is an American actor, director and narrator. He has appeared in a range of film genres portraying character roles and is particularly known for his distinctive deep voice. Freeman is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Saddam Hussein

First Name Saddam
Born on April 28, 1937
Died on December 30, 2006 (aged 69)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was an Iraqi politician who served as the fifth President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organization, the Iraqi Ba'ath Party—which espoused Ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and Arab socialism—Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup that brought the party to power in Iraq.

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Bill Cosby

William Henry Cosby Jr.
First Name Bill
Last Name Cosby
Born on July 12, 1937 (age 86)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

William Henry Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author who held an active career for over six decades before being convicted of a number of sex offenses in 2018.

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Anthony Hopkins

Philip Anthony Hopkins
First Name Anthony
Last Name Hopkins
Born on December 31, 1937 (age 86)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor, composer, director and film producer. He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, three BAFTAs, two Emmys and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008 he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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