Alain Delon

Born: November 8, 1935

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman. He is known as one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols from the 1960s.

Alain Ducasse

Born: September 13, 1956

Alain Ducasse is a French-born Monégasque chef. He operates a number of restaurants including Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester which holds three stars in the Michelin Guide.

Alain Juppe

Born: August 15, 1945

Alain Marie Juppé is a French politician. A member of The Republicans, he was Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac, during which period he faced major strikes that paralysed the country and became very...

Alain Prost

Born: February 24, 1955

Alain Marie Pascal Prost OBE is a retired French racing driver and a four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion. From 1987 until 2001 he held the record for most Grand Prix victories, and is considered as one of the greatest F1 drivers ever.

Alain Rene Le Sage

Born: May 6, 1668 Died: November 17, 1747

Alain-René Lesage was a French novelist and playwright. Lesage is best known for his comic novel The Devil upon Two Sticks, his comedy Turcaret, and his picaresque novel Gil Blas.

Alain Resnais

Born: June 3, 1922 Died: March 1, 2014

Alain Resnais was a French film director and screenwriter whose career extended over more than six decades. After training as a film editor in the mid-1940s, he went on to direct a number of short films which included Night and Fog, an influential...

Alain Robert

Born: August 7, 1962

Alain Robert is a French rock climber and urban climber, from Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. Known as "the French Spider-Man" or "the Human Spider," Robert is famous for his free solo climbing, scaling skyscrapers using no climbing...

Alain Wertheimer

Born: September 28, 1948

Alain Wertheimer is a French billionaire businessman, based in New York City. He owns a controlling interest in Chanel, with his brother G�rard.

Alain de Botton

Born: December 20, 1969

Alain de Botton, FRSL is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. His books discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. He published Essays in Love, which went on to sell two million...

Alaina Huffman

Born: April 17, 1980

Alaina Kalanj is a Canadian film and television actress. She is also known professionally as Alaina Huffman best known for the Canadian television series Painkiller Jane, where she played the character Maureen Bowers.

Alan Alda

Born: January 28, 1936

Alan Alda is an American actor, director, screenwriter, comedian, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he played Hawkeye Pierce in the war television series M*A*S*H. He has ...

Alan Arkin

Born: March 26, 1934

Alan Wolf Arkin is an American actor, director and screenwriter. With a film career spanning seven decades, Arkin is known for his performances in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming; Wait ...

Alan Autry

Born: July 31, 1952

Carlos Alan Autry Jr., is an American actor, politician, and former National Football League player. During his brief football career, he was known as Carlos Brown. He played the role of Captain Bubba Skinner on the NBC television series, In the...

Alan Ayckbourn

Born: April 12, 1939

Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE FRSA is a prolific British playwright and director. He has written and produced more than seventy full-length plays in Scarborough and London and was, between 1972 and 2009, the ...

Alan Ball

Born: May 13, 1957

Alan Erwin Ball is an American writer, director, and producer for television, film, and theater. Ball wrote the screenplay for American Beauty, for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Alan Bates

Born: February 17, 1934 Died: December 27, 2003

Sir Alan Arthur Bates, CBE was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, when he appeared in films ranging from the popular children's story Whistle Down the Wind to the "kitchen sink" drama A Kind of Loving.

Alan Bean

Born: March 15, 1932 Died: May 26, 2018

Alan LaVern Bean was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3.

Alan Bennett

Born: May 9, 1934

Alan Bennett is an English actor, author, playwright, and screenwriter. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University, where he studied history and performed with the Oxford Revue. He stayed to teach and research medieval history at the...

Alan Bleasdale

Born: March 23, 1946

Alan Bleasdale is an English screenwriter, best known for social realist drama serials based on the lives of ordinary people. A former teacher, he has written for radio, stage and screen, and has also written novels.

Alan Bradley

Born: 1938

Alan Bradley is a Canadian mystery writer known for his Flavia de Luce series, which began with the acclaimed The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.

Alan Brien

Born: March 12, 1925 Died: May 23, 2008

Alan Brien was an English journalist best known for his novel Lenin. This took the form of a fictional diary charting Lenin's life from the death of his father to shortly before his own demise in 1924.

Alan Bullock

Born: December 13, 1914 Died: February 2, 2004

Alan Louis Charles Bullock, Baron Bullock, FBA was a British historian. He is best known for his book Hitler: A Study in Tyranny which was the first comprehensive biography of Adolf Hitler and influenced many other major biographies of Hitler.

Alan C. Greenberg

Born: September 3, 1927 Died: July 25, 2014

Alan Courtney "Ace" Greenberg was a chairman of the executive committee of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc.

Alan Casden

Born: 1945

Alan I. Casden is a real estate businessman who lives in Beverly Hills, California. Casden's real estate companies have built over 90,000 multi-family apartments since the 1980s. He also owns 3,100 luxury apartments in Los Angeles.

Alan Cheuse

Born: January 23, 1940 Died: July 31, 2015

Alan Stuart Cheuse was an American writer, editor, professor of literature, and radio commentator. A longtime NPR book commentator, he was also the author of five novels, five collections of short stories and novellas, a memoir and a collection of...

Alan Clark

Born: April 13, 1928 Died: September 5, 1999

Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark was a British Conservative Member of Parliament, author and diarist. He served as a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments at the Departments of Employment, Trade and Defence. He became a member of the...

Alan Cohen

Born: February 28, 1950

Alan Cohen is the author of 22 popular inspirational books and CDs, including the best-selling The Dragan Doesn't Live Here Anymore. He lives in Hawaii.

Alan Colmes

Born: September 24, 1950 Died: February 23, 2017

Alan Samuel Colmes was an American radio and television host, liberal political commentator for the Fox News Channel, and blogger.

Alan Cooper

Born: June 3, 1952

Alan Cooper is an American software designer and programmer. Widely recognized as the “Father of Visual Basic", Cooper is also known for his books About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design and The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why...

Alan Coren

Born: June 27, 1938 Died: October 18, 2007

Alan Coren was an English humourist, writer and satirist who was well known as a regular panellist on the BBC radio quiz The News Quiz and a team captain on BBC television's Call My Bluff. Coren was also a journalist, and for almost a decade was...

Alan Cox

Born: June 23, 1971

Alan Cox is an American radio/TV personality. Cox is currently the afternoon host on 100.7 WMMS in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also a frequent guest host for the nationally syndicated "America Now" show.

Alan Cranston

Born: June 19, 1914 Died: December 31, 2000

Alan MacGregor Cranston was an American politician and journalist who served as a United States Senator from California from 1969 to 1993 and as President of the World Federalist Association from 1949 to 1952. Born in Palo Alto, California,...

Alan Cumming

Born: January 27, 1965

Alan Cumming OBE is a Scottish–American actor, comedian, singer, writer, filmmaker, and activist who has acted in numerous films, television shows, and plays.

Alan Dale

Born: May 6, 1947

Alan Hugh Dale is a New Zealand-born actor. As a child, Dale enjoyed theatre and rugby. After retiring from the sport, he took on a number of occupations, before deciding to become a professional actor at age 27.

Alan Davies

Born: March 6, 1966

Alan Roger Davies is an English stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He has played the title role in the BBC mystery drama series Jonathan Creek since 1997, and has been the only permanent panellist on ...

Alan Dean Foster

Born: November 18, 1946

Alan Dean Foster is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction, who has written several book series, more than 20 standalone novels and many novelizations of film scripts.

Alan Dershowitz

Born: September 1, 1938

Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer and legal scholar known for his scholarship of U.S. constitutional law and American criminal law, and a noted commentator on civil liberties issues.

Alan Dundes

Born: September 8, 1934 Died: March 30, 2005

Alan Dundes was a folklorist at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been described as "widely credited with helping to shape modern folklore scholarship", and "one of the most admired and ...

Alan Furst

Born: February 20, 1941

Alan Furst is an American author of historical spy novels. Furst has been called "an heir to the tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene," whom he cites along with Joseph Roth and Arthur Koestler as important influences.

Alan G. Poindexter

Born: November 5, 1961 Died: July 1, 2012

Alan Goodwin "Dex" Poindexter was an American naval officer and a NASA astronaut. Poindexter was selected in the 1998 NASA Group and went into orbit aboard Space Shuttle missions STS-122 and STS-131.

Alan Garner

Born: October 17, 1934

Alan Garner OBE FRSL is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales.

Alan Gerry

Born: December 24, 1929

Alan Gerry is an American billionaire and founder of Cablevision Industries.

Alan Gorrie

Born: July 19, 1946

Alan Edward Gorrie is a Scottish bassist, guitarist, keyboardist and singer. He is a founding member of the Average White Band and remains one of two original members in the group's current line-up.

Alan Grayson

Born: March 13, 1958

Alan Mark Grayson is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who was the United States Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district from 2013 to 2017 and Florida's 8th congressional district from 2009 to 2011.

Alan Greenspan

Born: March 6, 1926

Alan Greenspan KBE is an American economist who served as Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He works as a private adviser and provides consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC.

Alan Gregg

Born: January 14, 1952

Allan Gregg is a Canadian pollster, political advisor, television interviewer and pundit.

Alan Guth

Born: February 27, 1947

Alan Harvey Guth is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Guth has researched elementary particle theory. He is Victor Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Alan Hansen

Born: June 13, 1955

Alan David Hansen is a Scottish former football player and BBC television football pundit. He played as a central defender for Partick Thistle, for the successful Liverpool team of the late '70s and '80s, and for Scotland.

Alan Hovhaness

Born: March 8, 1911 Died: June 21, 2000

Alan Hovhaness was an American composer. He was one of the most prolific 20th-century composers, with his official catalog comprising 67 numbered symphonies and 434 opus numbers. The true tally is well over 500 surviving works, since many opus...

Alan Huffman

Alan Huffman is an American author and journalist. He is the author of five nonfiction books, three of which deal with history related to the American South. He is notable as an opposition researcher.