This Week's Birthdays - Week of December 12

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Monday, Dec 12 2011 by

December 12, 1923 – Robert William “Bob” Barker is a former American television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS’s The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1975.

Bob Barker's House (StreetView)
Bob Barker's House

December 13, 1989 – Taylor Alison Swift is an American country pop singer-songwriter, musician and actress.

Taylor Swift "Fearless" (StreetView)
Taylor Swift "Fearless"

December 14, 1946 – Michael Ovitz, American film producer.

Michael Ovitz's House (Birds Eye)
Michael Ovitz's House

December 15, 1907 – Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (born December 15, 1907) is a Brazilian architect specializing in international modern architecture. He is a pioneer in exploring the formal possibilities of reinforced concrete solely for their aesthetic impact.

Oscar Niemeyer and Juscelino Kubitchek statue (StreetView)
Oscar Niemeyer and Juscelino Kubitchek statue

December 16, 1951 – Amy Wilson Carmichael was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.

Amy Carmichael Blue Plaque (StreetView)
Amy Carmichael Blue Plaque

December 17, 1939 – Eddie Kendricks was an American singer and songwriter. Noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style, Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group The Temptations, and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971.

Eddie James Kendrick statue (StreetView)
Eddie James Kendrick statue

December 18, 1878 – Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)

Young Joseph Stalin (StreetView)
Young Joseph Stalin