5 Famous People Born on 29th February

The leap day 29th February is here. We always wonder how those who are born on this day, have to wait for 4 long years to see their birthday on the calendar. But this year, they have plenty reasons to rejoice and celebrate their birthday! Do you want to know who were the other famous people born on 29th February? Continue reading to know more.

Balthasar Klossowski

Balthasar Klossowski

1. Balthasar Klossowski

Born in 1928, Balthasar Klossowski or more popularly known as Balthus was a Polish-French artist. His paintings drew inspiration from the writings of Emily Bronte and Lewis Caroll and other painters. His realistic painting was different from the rest of the painters of the 20th century. He died in 2001.


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Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore

2. Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore was best known for her versatility in the fields of acting, singing and being a popular personality on the TV. Her 80 songs were hits at that time. Even when she entered the television world, she was known for her acting abilities and was ranked #16 by TV Guide magazine on the list of the all time top 50 television stars.


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William A. Wellman

William A. Wellman

3. William A. Wellman

The first film to win an Oscar in 1929 was 'Wings', which was directed by Wellman himself. He entered Hollywood as an actor, but then worked as a director and producer for mostly action films.


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Morarji Desai

Morarji Desai

4. Morarji Desai

The 4th Prime Minister of India and an independence activist, Morarji Desai was best known for his peace initiatives between India and Pakistan. He was also a social activist.


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Ja Rule

Ja Rule

5. Ja Rule

Jeffrey Atkins mostly known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American actor, singer and rapper. He is known for many of his hits and his songs always held the top position on the US Billboard Hot 100. Until now, he has sold more than 30 million records the world over.


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  • Balthasar Klossowski
  • Dinah Shore
  • William A. Wellman
  • Morarji Desai
  • Ja Rule

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