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Famous People That Were Born In 1947

Updated on April 21, 2017

Alfreta Sailor

Picture taken in the ladies lounge of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
Picture taken in the ladies lounge of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Alfreta Sailor

First there's Alfreta Sailor, yes me. (All tongue in cheek). Well, don't laugh, I am a legend in my own mind.

Ms. Sailor spent her childhood years in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She graduated in, 1965 from S.H. Archer High school. She's taken college classes over the years from her adopted home in Pasadena, California. She's a very proud mother of five, and a grandmother of six. Alfreta is an entrepreneur, she's operated several businesses throughout her life. One being a courier business, so named "Freta's Fast Delivery And Errand Service." Through that business she and her staff had the pleasure of meeting and working with several well know personalities. Not the least of which was Michael Jackson, whom she worked for, for the better parts of 5 years.

Alfreta writes on a very popular Article Writing Site called Her milestones are ranking very high on Google for various and sundry article, dealing with a variety of subjects. Check her out here under, "Fastfreta on HubPages." Be sure to read some of her moving articles, like, "Do You Have I Problems," Women Learn to live alone, while learning to live, the very funny, "Why Am I Always Late," and many, many more. Don't miss the very moving article, "Play With The cards You Are Dealt."

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American, politician, actor, bodybuilder, and businessman, not necessarily in that order. He was born, Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, in Thal, Austria. His recent claim to fame is being California, USA's, 38 Governor, from November, 2003 to January, 2011. He's married to Maria Shriver, one of the famed Kennedy clan.

Mr. Schwarzenegger was a bodybuilder who earned several awards in that endeavor, two of which were the titles of Mr. Universe, and Mr. Olympia. He came to fame as a Hollywood action film icon, in such movies as Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator.

For more information please go over and read his bio on Wikipedia under Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Camilla Parker Bowles

Camilla Parker Bowles, now known as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was born Camilla Rosemary Shand. She also holds the title as Princess of Wales. Camilla was born in, July, 1947 in London, England. She's currently married to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. This is the second marriage for the Princess. She was to married Andrew Parker Bowles on July, 4, 1973. The two had two children, a boy named, Tom, and a girl names, Laura.

Although she met the Prince in 1970, and through an unfortunate set of circumstances the two did not wed as they had wanted to, and eventually married other people. For more of the story please follow this link. Camilla Parker Bowles.

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana was born Carlos Augusto Alves Santana, in July, 1947, in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. Santana is a Mexican American rock guitarist. He became famous in the late 60's and early 70's with his band Santana. The band was said to have pioneered rock, salsa, and fusion. He's won numerous awards, not the least of which is 10 Grammy Awards, and 3 Latin Grammy Awards. For more on the Man and his music check out his website,

Paula Deen

Paula Deen

Paula Deen (born January 19, 1947) is an American cook, restaurateur, and author. She's even garnered the distinctions as, actress, and Emmy Award winning television personality. Ms. Deen was the 2011 Grand Marshall of the Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade. An interesting and little known fact about her is that she suffered from agoraphobia, (check out my article on phobias for the definition of agoraphobia, (Phobias-Phobias-PhobiasOh-So-Many-Phobias). Although being somewhat of a disability, it probably contributed to her rise in popularity, because it's been said that she relied on cooking to help her deal with her "malady." Deen has written several books, not all on cooking. For more information take a look at her website Paula

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the 67th United States, Secretary of States. Her previous claim to fame was as the First Lady of The United States of America, her husband being Bil Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, from 1993 to 2001.

Senator Clinton married Bill Clinton in 1975, and together produced one child, a daughter Chelsea, who is now married. Mrs. Clinton is an attorney by trade, and was listed as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. For more information check out her biography under Hillary Clinton Biography

There is also an official website for Mrs. Clinton. Official website.

David Letterman

David Letterman

David Letterman was born David Michael Letterman on April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Letterman is an American television host and comedian, with a late night television talk show, Late Night With David Letterman, on the CBS television network, USA. He is also a television and film producer. His production company is named Worldwide Pants, it not only produces his show, but other well known shows as well.

For more information check out his bio on Wikipedia under David Letterman.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Kareem Abdul Jabbar was born Ferdinand Lewis "Lew" Alcindor, Jr., on April 16, 1947 in New York City, New York. He is a retired basketball player, coach, actor and author. Jabbar is an astonishing 7ft. 2ins tall. He played for the Milwaukee, Bucks (1969-1975) and the World Champion Lakers (1975-1989).

A few statistics for basketball aficionados, or better yet those of us that are not so basketball savvy: He was 6 times NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Rookie of the year, (1970) 19 times All Star, 2 times NBA MVP, 2 times USBWA, College Player of the year, Naismith College Player of The Year. These are just some of his personal accolades. The teams he played on were equally as illustrious during the time that he played with them.

Danielle Steele

Danielle Steele

Danielle Steele, was born, Danielle Fernande Dominique Schuelein-Steel, on August 14, 1947, in New York, New York, USA. Ms Steele is an American romance novelist. She is best known for her dramatic novels, which has sold more than 800 million copies worldwide, and is the eighth best selling novelist of all time. "Her novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks and 22 have been adapted for television." She was listed in the Guinness Book of World record as having a book on the New York Times Best Selling list for the most consecutive weeks of any other author.

Want to know more? Go over to her official website, Danielle Steele.


I hope you've enjoyed my selection.  Of course there are many, many more, such as Dan Quayle, Elton John, Farrah Fawcett, Steve Forbes, David Bowie, Cheryl Tiegs, Richard Dreyfuss, and so on and so on.  I would like to have given info on more of them but space and time doesn't allow. For the curious go Google the year and you'll see more.

© 2011 Alfreta Sailor


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