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Nichiren Daishonin -- b.4/6/1222 d.10/13/1282 (60)
Religious Leader, Japanese
Misc: Buddhist religious leader

Dalai Lama XIV -- b.7/6/1935
Religious Leader, Head of State
Names/Places: RN:Gejong Tenzin Gyatso
Misc: the 14th spiritual leader of Tibet's Lamaistic Buddhists

F. R. David -- b.1/1/1954
Jewish, Songwriter, Singer, Tunisian

John Davidson -- b.12/13/1941
Baptist, Actor, Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host, Panelist, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh
TV Shows: The Girl With Something Extra, John Davidson Show, That's Incredible, Hollywood Squares

Bette Davis -- b.4/5/1908 d.10/6/1989 (81)
Protestant, Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Lowell, Ma.; FN:Ruth Elizabeth
Misc: Acted in more than 80 films, Best Actress 2x's, nominated 10x's
TV Shows: Hotel (as Laura Trent in pilot)
Movie Titles: Dangerous, Jezebel

Clifton Davis -- b.10/4/1945
Evangelist, Minister, TV Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: Love American Style, That's My Mama (as Clifton Curtis), Amen (as Rev. Reuben Gregory)

Sammy Davis Jr. -- b.12/8/1925 N.S. d.5/16/1990 N.S. (64)
Judaism convert, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Impressionist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: lounge, records, films, theater, & television
Song Titles: Baretta (theme), The Candyman
TV Shows: Sammy Davis Jr. Show

Richard Dawkins -- b.3/26/1941 N.S.
Novelist, Athiest, Kenyan
Misc: a harsh critic of creationism; famous for his contributions to the world of science
Book Titles: The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion

Doris Day -- b.4/3/1922
Christian Scientist, Vegetarian, TV/Movie Actress, Producer, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Cincinnatti, Oh.; RN:Doris Mary von Kappelhoff; NN: Girl Next Door
TV Shows: Doris Day Show (as Doris Martin)
Movie Titles: Tha Man Who Knew Too Much, Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin -- b.5/1/1881 d.4/10/1955 (73)
Philosopher, Palentologist, Priest, French

Jack Dempsey -- b.6/24/1895 d.5/31/1983 (87)
Mormon, Boxer, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Manassa, CO; NN:The Manassa Mauler; FN:William H.; d. in New York
Misc: was the longest-lived heavyweight champ; a successful N.Y. restauranteur; heavyweight boxing champ (1919-26), Dempsey was known for his savage attacking style of boxing and lost only 5 bouts in 69 fights. He fought his first bout in 1914 and won the heavyweight title 5 years later.

Catherine Deneuve -- b.10/22/1943
Roman Catholic, Movie Actress, Producer, Model, French, Indonese
Names/Places: b. in Paris; RLN:Dorleac; Francoise Dorleac's sister
Movie Titles: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Belle De Jour, On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Robert De Niro -- b.8/17/1943
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Search for Tomorrow
Movie Titles: Godfather II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Untouchables, GoodFellas, Awakenings, Frankenstein, Raging Bull, Cape Fear, Mean Streets, Bang the Drum Slowly, Casino, Backdraft, Sleepers, Marvin's Room, Wag the Dog, Jackie Brown, Great Expectations, Meet the Parents, Men of Honor, 15 Minutes, Showtime, City by the Sea, Analyze That, Godsend, Shark Tale, Meet The Fockers, Hide and Seek, The Good Shepherd, Arthur and the Invisibles, Righteous Kill

John Denver -- b.12/31/1943 d.10/12/1997 (53)
Protestant, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Roswell, N.M.; RN:Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.
Misc: once sang a song about Spiro Agnew
Group Names: Chad Mitchell Trio, soloist
Song Titles: Take Me Home Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders, Annie's Song, Back Home Again, Thank God I'm a Country Boy, I'm Sorry, Calypso
Album Titles: Rocky Mountain Hugh, Back Home Again, Windsong, Spirit

Saint Vincent de Paul -- b.4/24/1581 d.9/27/1660 (79)
Clergyman, French

Duc de Richelieu -- b.??/??/1585 d.??/??/1642
Religious Leader, Cardinal
Names/Places: RN:Armand Jean du Plessis

Bruce Dern -- b.6/4/1936
Protestant, Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; Laura's father, Diane Ladd's ex-
Movie Titles: Nebraska, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Monster, Coming Home, Madison

Joseph De Veuster -- b.1/3/1840 d.4/15/1889 (49)
Missionary, Belgiumese
Names/Places: aka Father Damien and Saint Damien of Molokai or Saint Damien de Veuster; RN: Jozef De Veuster
Misc: helped lepers in Hawaii

Neil Diamond -- b.1/24/1941
Jewish, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Misc: spanned 4 decades with hits and over 14 gold albums
Song Titles: Cherry Cherry, Sweet Caroline, Holly Holly, Cracklin' Rosie, I Am...I Said, Song Sung Blue, Longfellow Serenade, You Don't Bring Me Flowers (with Barbra Streisand), Hello Again, America, Heartlight
Album Titles: Moods, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Serenade, Beautiful Noise, You Don't Bring Me Flowers

Angie Dickinson -- b.9/30/1931
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Kulm, ND; RN:Angeline Brown; Burt Bacharach's ex-wife
Misc: many say b. 1932
TV Shows: Police Woman (as Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson), Pearl, Cassie & Company

Ernest Dimnet -- b.6/9/1866 d.12/8/1954 (88)
Lecturer, Religionist, Priest, French

Father Divine -- b.??/??/1876 N.S. d.9/10/1965 N.S.

Phil Donahue -- b.12/21/1935
Roman Catholic, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland; RFN:Philip John; Danny Thomas' son-in-law, Marlo Thomas' hubby
TV Shows: The Phil Donahue Show

John Donne -- b.1/22/1572 J-LD d.3/31/1631 J-LD (59)
Poet, Clergyman, English
Misc: Metaphysical

Kirk Douglas -- b.12/9/1916
Author, Novelist, Jewish, Movie Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Amsterdam, N.Y.; RN:Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Movie Titles: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Bad and the Beautiful, Lonely Ate The Brave, Seven Days in May, Lust for Life, Champion, Detective Story, Spartacus, Paths of Glory, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Final Countdown

Michael Douglas -- b.9/25/1944
Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New Brunswick, NJ; Diana Dill & Kirk's son; Diandra Luker's ex-hubby, Catherine Zeta-Jones' hubby
TV Shows: The Streets of San Francisco (as Insp. Steve Keller)
Movie Titles: The China Syndrome, Wall Street, The American President, The Game, A Perfect Murder, Wonder Boys, Traffic, It Runs in the Family, the In-Laws, The Sentinel, You Me and Dupree

Mike Douglas -- b.8/11/1925 d.8/11/2006 (81)
Roman Catholic, TV Talk Show Host, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RN:Michael Delaney Dowd Jr.
Group Names: The Diamonds
TV Shows: The Mike Douglas Show

John Alexander Dowie -- b.5/25/1847 N.S. d.3/9/1907 N.S. (59)
Names/Places: NN:Elijah the Restorer

Fran Drescher -- b.9/30/1957
Jewish, Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Queens
Misc: some say b. Sep 20 but Fran sez Sep 30
TV Shows: The Nanny (as Fran Fine), Good Morning Miami (as Roberta Diaz), Happily Divorced (as Fran Lovett), Life With Fran (as Fran Reeves)
Movie Titles: Hotel Transylvania, Saturday Night Fever, This is Spinal Tap, American Hot Wax, Dr. Detroit, Cadillac Man, Gorp, UHF, The Beautician and the Beast

Alfred Dreyfus -- b.10/19/1859 d.7/12/1935 (75)
Army Officer, Jewish, French
Misc: whose conviction on a false charge of treason in 1894 became the centre of a controversy that divided French society for decades

Richard Dreyfuss -- b.10/29/1947
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, NY
Movie Titles: Karen, Catch 22, Nuts, The Graduate, American Graffiti, The Goodbye Girl, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Holland's Opus, James and the Giant Peach, Stakeout, Another Stakeout, Postcards From The Edge, The Crew, My Life in Ruins

Faye Dunaway -- b.1/14/1941
Protestant, Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Bascom, Fla.; FN:Dorothy; Peter Wolf's ex-
Movie Titles: Chinatown, Mommie Dearest, Thunderball, Bonnie and Clyde

John Duns Scotus -- b.??/??/1265 d.11/18/1308

Bob Dylan -- b.5/24/1941
Christianity convert, Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Duluth, MN; RN:Robert Allan Zimmerman
Group Names: The Traveling Wilburys (as Otis/Boo), soloist
Song Titles: Like a Rolling Stone, Positively 4th Street, Rainy Day Women #12 and 35, Lay Lady Lay, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Gotta Serve Somebody
Album Titles: Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin', Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait, New Morning, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Dylan, Planet Waves, Blood on the Tracks, The Basement Tapes, Desire, Street-Legal, Slow Train Coming, Saved, Shot of Love, Infidels, Empire Burlesque, Knocked Out Loaded, Down in the Groove, Oh Mercy, Under the Red Sky, Good as I Been to You, World Gone Wrong, Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft, Modern Times, Together Through Life, Christmas in the Heart, Tempest

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