Celebrities Who Are/Were Writers

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Born: December 11th 1918 in Kislovodsk, Russia
Alistair Cooke
Born: November 20th 1908 in Salford, England
Anne Frank
Born: June 12th 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Born: June 22nd 1906 in Englewood, United States
Astrid Lindgren
Born: November 14th 1907 in Vimmerby, Sweden
Barbara Cartland
Born: July 9th 1901 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Betty Friedan
Born: February 4th 1921 in Peoria, United States
David Rakoff
Born: November 27th 1964 in Montreal, Canada
Deborah Eisenberg
Born: November 20th 1945 in Winnetka, United States
Emilie Schenkl
Born: December 26th 1910 in Vienna, Austria
Eudora Welty
Born: April 13th 1909 in Jackson, United States
Gore Vidal
Born: October 3rd 1925 in West Point, United States
J. R. R. Tolkien
Born: January 3rd 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
James Baldwin
Born: August 2nd 1924 in New York City, United States
James Weldon Johnson
Born: June 17th 1871 in Jacksonville, United States
John Gregory Dunne
Born: May 25th 1932 in Hartford, United States
Joseph Aldrich
Born: October 23rd 1940 in Portland, United States
Mark Twain
Born: November 30th 1835 in Florida, United States
Neil Innes
Born: December 9th 1944 in Danbury, England
Pamela Lyndon Travers
Born: August 9th 1899 in Maryborough, Australia
Raymond Carver
Born: May 25th 1938 in Clatskanie, United States
Richard Blackwell
Born: August 29th 1922 in Brooklyn, United States
Saul Bellow
Born: June 10th 1915 in Lachine, Canada
Shelby Foote
Born: November 17th 1916 in Greenville, United States
Shirley Jackson
Born: December 14th 1916 in San Francisco, United States
Sidney Sheldon
Born: February 11th 1917 in Chicago, United States
Virginia Woolf
Born: January 25th 1882 in Kensington, London, England
William Faulkner
Born: September 25th 1897 in New Albany, United States
William S. Burroughs
Born: February 5th 1914 in St. Louis, United States

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