List of Famous people who born in 1955

Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III
First Name Bill
Last Name Gates
Born on October 28, 1955 (age 68)
Height 177 cm | 5'10
Net Worth $124.0B

William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson
First Name Rowan
Last Name Atkinson
Born on January 6, 1955 (age 69)
Height 181 cm | 5'11

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder (1983–1989) and Mr. Bean (1990–1995). Atkinson first came to prominence in the BBC sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982), receiving the 1981 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance, and via his participation in The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979). His other work includes the James Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983), playing a bumbling vicar in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), voicing the red-billed hornbill Zazu in The Lion King (1994), and playing jewellery salesman Rufus in Love Actually (2003). Atkinson also featured in the BBC sitcom The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996). His work in theatre includes the 2009 West End revival of the musical Oliver!.

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Kris Jenner

Kristen Mary Houghton
First Name Kris
Born on November 5, 1955 (age 68)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Kristen Mary Jenner is an American media personality, socialite, producer, entertainment manager, and businesswoman. She rose to fame starring in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–present).

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Kevin Costner

Kevin Michael Costner
First Name Kevin
Last Name Costner
Born on January 18, 1955 (age 69)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, film director, and producer. He has received two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Peter Scolari

First Name Peter
Last Name Scolari
Born on September 12, 1955
Died on October 22, 2021 (aged 66)
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Peter Thomas Scolari is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Michael Harris on Newhart (1984–1990) and Henry Desmond in Bosom Buddies (1980–1982). Scolari received three Emmy nominations for his work on Newhart and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his recurring role as Tad Horvath on Girls in 2016.

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Mark David Chapman

First Name Mark
Last Name Chapman
Born on May 10, 1955 (age 68)

Mark David Chapman is an American criminal who murdered John Lennon, formerly of the Beatles, outside Lennon's apartment at the Dakota, in Manhattan, on December 8, 1980. As Lennon walked into the building's archway with his wife Yoko Ono, Chapman fired five shots at Lennon from several meters away with a Charter Arms Undercover .38 Special revolver. Lennon was hit four times from the back. Chapman remained at the scene reading J. D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye until he was arrested by police. He planned to cite the novel as his manifesto.

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Bruce Willis

First Name Bruce
Last Name Willis
Born on March 19, 1955 (age 68)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor and film producer. Born in Germany to a German mother and American father, Willis moved to the U.S. with his family when he was two years old. His career began on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and has since appeared in over 70 films, gaining widespread recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other subsequent roles.

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Willem Dafoe

William James Dafoe
First Name Willem
Last Name Dafoe
Born on July 22, 1955 (age 68)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

William James "Willem" Dafoe is an American-Italian actor. He is known for his distinct gravelly voice, and has received multiple accolades, including nominations for four Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He has frequently collaborated with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Julian Schnabel, and Wes Anderson.

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Peter Aykroyd

First Name Peter
Last Name Aykroyd
Born on November 19, 1955
Died on November 20, 2021 (aged 66)
Born in Canada, Ontario

Peter Hugh Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, comedian and writer.

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Keith Hunter Jesperson

First Name Keith
Last Name Jesperson
Born on April 6, 1955 (age 68)

Keith Hunter Jesperson is a Canadian-American serial killer who murdered at least eight women in the United States during the early 1990s. He was known as the "Happy Face Killer" because he drew smiley faces on his many letters to the media and prosecutors. Many of his victims were sex workers and transients who had no connection to him. Strangulation was his preferred method of murdering, the same method he often used to kill animals as a child.

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