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Bette Midler
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1945
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Midler was born the daughter of Ruth, a seamstress and housewife, and Fred Midler, a house painter who worked at a Navy base in Hawaii. Her parents were from Paterson, New Jersey and moved to Honolulu shortly before Midler was born.

Billy Paul
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1934
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: "Me and Mrs. Jones" was a No. 1 hit for the last three weeks of 1972, selling two million copies, and went on to win Paul a Grammy Award.

Charlene Tilton
Date Born: Monday 1 December 1958
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Tilton is also a singer, singing her own vocals on a 1978 episode of Dallas.

Dodo Marmarosa
Date Born: Tuesday 1 December 1925
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: Marmarosa joined Artie Shaw's combo, known as the Gramercy Five, that also featured guitarist Barney Kessel and fellow Pittsburgher, trumpet player Roy Eldridge.

Doug Mulray
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1951
Description: Radio host
Summary: Mulray often referred to himself as Uncle Doug, Doctor Dougie, or the Reverend Doctor Doug and typically signed off with the punning catchphrase "Cop ya later".

Gilbert Osullivan
Date Born: Sunday 1 December 1946
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, UK
Summary: Early in his life O'Sullivan's family moved to Swindon Wiltshire England and here O'Sullivan began to develop an interest in music and art.

Jaco Pastorius
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1951
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Jaco pastorius may well have been the last jazz musician of the 20th century to have made a major impact on the musical world at large.

John Bunch
Date Born: Thursday 1 December 1921
Description: Pianist, US
Summary: 1966 he joined Tony Bennett as pianist and musical director, and stayed in the employ of the singer until 1972.

John Densmore
Date Born: Friday 1 December 1944
Description: Drummer, Actor, USA
Summary: Densmore wrote his best-selling autobiography, Riders On The Storm about his life and the time he spent with Morrison and The Doors.

Julee Cruise
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1956
Description: Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress , USA
Summary: With a distinctive airy voice, Cruise has recorded four albums, but is probably best known for "Falling", the theme song for the cult U.S. television series Twin Peaks.

Lou Rawls
Date Born: Sunday 1 December 1935
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Rawls who learned of gospel music through his grandmother in Chicago was a hugely successful singer, primarily from the 1950s through the 1980s. Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game".

Malanchi Thrown
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1928
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: An American stage and television actor, noted for his guest-starring roles on Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Mary Martin
Date Born: Monday 1 December 1913
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: She also received Tony Awards for South Pacific, and, in 1959, for The Sound of Music. The mother of actor Larry Hagman.

Matt Monro
Date Born: Monday 1 December 1930
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: An important influence on his early career was the pianist Winifred Atwell, who became his mentor, provided him with his stage name, and helped him sign with Decca Records.

Mel Smith
Date Born: Monday 1 December 1952
Description: Comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor.
Summary: Smith was born and brought up in Chiswick. He was educated at Hogarth Primary School, Chiswick and at Latymer Upper School, an independent school in Hammersmith. He went on to study experimental psychology at New College, Oxford

Ray Henderson
Date Born: Tuesday 1 December 1896
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: Henderson worked as an accompanist to song and dance acts in Vaudeville. His last Broadway show was a resuscitation of the Ziegfeld Follies, one of several put on after Ziegfeld's death.

Richard Pryor
Date Born: Sunday 1 December 1940
Description: Actor, comedian, social critic, writer, and MC.USA
Summary: Pryor grew up in his grandmother's brothel, where his mother, Gertrude L. Thomas, practiced prostitution. His father, LeRoy Pryor was a former bartender, boxer and World War II veteran who worked as his wife's pimp. After his mother deserted him when he was 10, he was raised primarily by his grandmother, Marie Carter.

Ross Hannaford
Date Born: Friday 1 December 1950
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: While as a teenager Hannaford and Ross Wilson formed their first band in Melbourne, Australia called 'Tha Pink Finks'.

Sandy Nelson
Date Born: Thursday 1 December 1938
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Nelson attended high school with Jan Berry, Dean Torrence who became Jan and Dean.

Vesta Williams
Date Born: Sunday 1 December 1957
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Former Fifth Dimension member Ron Townson put Williams in his band Wild Honey. Following her stint with the Fifth Dimension, Williams found work as a backup singer, working with artists such as Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight.

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