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Notable Birthdays for December 11

Those born on this date include:

- U.S. statesman George Mason in 1725
- Scottish physicist and kaleidoscope inventor David Brewster in 1781
- French composer Hector Berlioz in 1803
- German pioneer bacteriologist Robert Koch in 1843
- New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1882
- Italian film producer Carlo Ponti in 1912
- Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in 1918
- Football Hall of Fame member Doc Blanchard in 1924
- Actor Rita Moreno (first performer to win an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy) in 1931 (age 81)
- Singers David Gates in 1940 (age 72) and Brenda Lee in 1944 (age 68)
- Actors Donna Mills in 1940 (age 72), Teri Garr in 1944 (age 68) and Bess Armstrong in 1953 (age 59)
- Singer Jermaine Jackson in 1954 (age 58)
- And actors Mo'Nique in 1967 (age 45) and Mos Def in 1973 (age 39).

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