<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent People Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//people http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//people <![CDATA[Celebrities Turning 60 in 2016]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-turning-60-in-2016/evan-lambert
Who says Hollywood is only for the young? Tell that to the many famous stars turning 60 this year. From Tom Hanks to Randy Jackson, Joe Montana to Nathan Lane, these almost 60 year olds are raking in the dough well into their old age.

Of course, that isn't the case for everyone. Some celebrities turning 60 in 2016 have faded into obscurity, and remain haunted by memories of their glory days on hit TV shows or in action movies. Successful or not, we bet all of these famous people share a love of Botox, and a hatred of crows feet and grey hair. 

In order to make you feel more comfortable in your own wrinkly, weathered skin, we've compiled a list of celebrities who are 60 in 2016. Each celebrity on this list has a picture of them from when they were pretty, followed by a picture of them now. That should help you feel a lot better about your own aging process. Of course, we're aware that some of these celebrities still look super hot, and that you will feel nauseous when you realize this. We wish we could do something about it, but unfortunately celebrities are not real people and do not experience the same road bumps in life as us normals. 

In some cases, you may be surprised by some of the names on this list (Carrie Fisher! Jerry Hall!) In other cases, you may not be surprised at all (Mel Gibson). Either way, we hope that you get a kick out of this list of famous people turning 60 in 2016, and that you feel immediately better afterwards about your own slow and laborious march over the hill toward death. Have fun!
Celebrities Turning 60 in 2016, all people, people, celebrities, birthdays,

Bill Maher
January 20
Bob Saget
May 17
Bryan Cranston
March 7
Carrie Fisher
October 21
Gary Cole
September 20
Geena Davis
January 21
Larry Bird
December 7
Mel Gibson
January 3
Rita Wilson
October 26
Tom Hanks
July 9

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<![CDATA[Freedom Fighters of India]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/freedom-fighters-of-india/vijaymohanp
 "One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next." – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. This list of Indian freedom fighters honors the independence leaders that dedicated their lives for the cause of Indian independence. They are ranked in order of popularity by thousands of people in India and around the world. You can vote for your favorite freedom fighters by giving them a "thumbs up." 
Freedom Fighters of India,

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bhagat Singh
Date of birth: September 27, 1907
Place of birth: Lyallpur, Punjab, British India
Date of death: March 23, 1931
Place of death: Lahore, Punjab, British India
Movement: Indian Independence movement
Major organizations: Naujawan Bharat Sabha, Kirti Kissan Party and Hindustan
Socialist Republican Association
Religion: Sikhism (early life), Atheist (later life)
Influences Anarchism, Communism, Socialism
Lala Lajpat Rai

Mahatma Gandhi

Rani Lakshmibai

Vallabhbhai Patel

Subhash Chandra Bose

Tipu Sultan

Chandrashekhar Azad

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
freedom fighter and first education minister of india.b1889

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<![CDATA[Our Children]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/our-children/jeanne-martin-sousa

The sorrows, the pleasures, the happiness, the anguish that we the parents go through as our children grow up.

Our Children,

A mother's heart is always with her children.

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

Cherish you visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate achievements.

One of the commonest mistakes is thinking your worries are over when your children get married.

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.

Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.

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<![CDATA[Real Criminals Who Happen to Have the Most Ironic Names Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ironic-names-of-criminals/ranker-crime
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Shakespeare had it right about a lot of things, if cats were called dogs and dogs cats or even... and with cantaloupe we wouldn't know the difference. Naming people however... well names matter. Take for example the name Edward Cocaine. There aren't many versions of that childhood that would result in a well balanced adult. And in fact, these kinds of crazy names sometimes lead to ironic crimes committed by the individuals in question.

Beyond the fact that the people with these hilariously bad names endured them, they also seemed to inadvertently make them their mission statements. How else do you explain Conor P. Fudge working at a Cold Stone and his subsequent ice cream thievery? Or Daniel Noody exposing himself? These ironically named criminals were arrested and charged (or at very least accused) of some awful, but oddly appropriate, crimes.

These are the best no-way-that's-his-name-and-he-did-THAT criminal names of all time. Vote up the most ironic criminal names below!

Real Criminals Who Happen to Have the Most Ironic Names Ever,

Patrick Molesti
Accused of: Trying to purchase children online. 

This is the kind of name where on your 18th birthday you go down to the courthouse and change it. Your parents will understand and any future children will thank you. Oh, and don't try to purchase (and presumably molest) five-year-old boys.

Source: True Crime Report

Bud Weisser
Accused of: Burglary and theft, trespassing and resisting arrest.

Arrested in 2014 at just 18 years old, he was able to be charged as an adult but not to legally enjoy a nice cold Budweiser. And just to get in some more crime before become legal, Bud was arrested again in 2015 - this time for trespassing and resisting arrest while breaking into a secure area in the Budweiser brewery. Obviously.

Sources: NY Daily News, CBS St. Louis
Crystal Metheney
Arrested for: Shooting a missile into an occupied car. Record also contains a long list of drug possession charges. 

First of all... it's amazing how two ordinarily innocuous names when COMBINED equal crystal meth (much like how cooking homemade crystal meth is often done with normally innocuous day to day items). Beyond that, where did she get a missile launcher!? Does this happen normally? Are we only hearing about it because Crystal Meth here did it?

Source: Huffington Post

Donald Duck
Charged with: Various DUI charges, possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia charges. 

Donald really took it hard when Disney started focusing all their attention on those Avengers movies. He hasn't been the same since.

Source: Examiner
Mister Love
Accused of: Unlawful sexual contact with a minor. 

There is no way this guy gets away with anything. Even without actually being a sex offender, with a name like that you would no doubt be accused of it. Why further brand yourself?!

Source: Huffington Post
Leonard Dickman
Charged with: Public indecency.

This one just isn't hard enough. There's no dicking around here. This guy saw a chance and rose to the occasion.

Source: Democratic Underground

Jackmeoff Mudd
Charged with: Assault, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer, possession of alcohol on the beach, and violating open container laws. 

Last name, Mudd. First name Jackmeoff. Sounds like a second grader trying to be funny and make up a dirty name, right? Nope. This guy had to live as Jackmeoff. No wonder he snapped.

Source: Huffington Post
Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop
Charged with: Marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed weapon. 

With a name like that, Marijuana possession would be the least of one's worries. The guy spits infinite wisdom... such as explaining where his name came from: 

BEEZOW: The explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the infinite love in the universe.
DOO-DOO: The struggle of our daily lives with that awareness, that with love comes chaos.
ZOPITTYBOP-BOP-BOP: The outcome of that struggle, which is often ironic, especially because all life ends in death.

Source: Yahoo News

Hakeem High

Accused of: Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession within 1,000 feet of a school and within 500 feet of public housing.

Hakem High, a 25-year-old Hoboken, NJ resident, was arrested on August 29, 2016 on various marijuana-related charges. He was also charged with aggravated assault and trespassing on public housing property. Hoboken police spokesperson Sgt. Eduardo Cruz had little to say on the incident other than, "Ironic." High apparently gave someone a black eye, and was arrested with 16 small bags of weed. 

This wasn't High's first run in with the law. He was arrested in 2013, along with seven other people, after a violent fracas involving a handgun, and just a week previous to the weed bust, after shoving a police officer

Joseph Moron
Charged with: Stalking, kidnapping, assault, and battery. 

Those are some hefty charges, this guy's probably locked up pretty tight, right? Nope, he got away. Joseph Moron got away. The Aurora Police Department lost a moron.

Source: Colorado 9 News

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<![CDATA[Gay Wrestlers Throughout Pro Wrestling History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/gay-wrestlers/erik-barnes
There have been many unsung personalities in popular culture who are a part of the gay community. As we have evolved in our culture's view of homosexuality, many are learning more and more about the lives of gay rock stars, gay movie stars, and even gay WWE superstars, both closeted and open.

There have been a number of gay wrestlers and managers throughout pro wrestling history, even during times where being openly homosexual was considered a criminal act in some areas. Check out this list of gay WWE wrestlers, managers, and other people who have contributed to the history of pro wrestling that paved the way for other homosexual wrestlers to thrive and live their lives openly, freely, and proudly.

Gay Wrestlers Throughout Pro Wrestling History,

Chris Kanyon
Former WCW and WWE wrestler Chris Kanyon has been praised by many fans as one of the more innovative wrestlers of his generation. Kanyon would achieve success in WCW as a tag team champion and in WWE as a United States Champion. Late in his career, Kanyon would come out as gay after being closeted for decades. Tragically, a few years after coming out, he was found dead at his home on April 2, 2010.

Ernie Roth
Manager of such dastardly heels as Mr. Fuji, the Iron Sheik, and Don Muraco, the Grand Wizard would distract opponents and the fans with his wraparound sunglasses, flamboyant sequined jackets, and technicolor turbans. Roth would cause havoc at ringside from the 1960s all the way up until he passed away in 1983. He was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995 by his friend and former protége, Sgt. Slaughter.

Jim Barnett
Jim Barnett was one of the more influential promoters and figures in the National Wrestling Alliance during pro wrestling's territory days. While a former wrestler, Barnett became better known as president of Georgia Championship Wrestling and helped launch the golden age of wrestling in Australia. Despite the common homophobia of the times, Barnett never hid the fact that he was gay from his business partners or wrestlers and continued to broker deals for Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling, and the World Wrestling Federation.

Matt Cage
Up-and-coming independent wrestler Matt Cage has a bright future ahead of him. After only a few years in the wrestling business, Cage has competed regularly for respected indies such as Dragon Gate USA and IWA Mid-South, while also winning championships in various independent promotions throughout the United States. In June of 2015, "Money" Matt got mainstream attention when he publicly came out as gay in a heartfelt post on his Facebook page.

Orlando Jordan
Jordan is an accomplished amateur wrestler from the state of Virgina and a former WWE United States Champion. While he had some success in WWE, he wouldn't publicly reveal his bisexuality until after he parted ways with WWE and outed himself on the March 29th edition of TNA Impact! He currently runs his own wrestling school in Melbourne, Australia.

Pat Patterson
One of the longest tenured employees in WWE, Pat Patterson has worked as a wrestler, a referee, a commentator, a producer, and now currently serves as a creative consultant. Patterson was WWE's first Intercontinental Champion and would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996. While it was known that Patterson was gay since the 1970s, it was not publicly acknowledged until the season finale of WWE Legends' House in 2014.

Sandy Parker
Raised by her grandparents, Sandy Parker fought and clawed with every inch of her petite 5'2" frame to succeed. In the 1970s, it was hard enough for a woman to get respect in a male dominated industry like pro wrestling, so you can imagine the struggles that Parker had to go through as a black lesbian in that time.
Nevertheless, Parker would overcome and have a successful wrestling career in the United States and in Japan where she won the All-Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling WWWA World Championship. In 2004, she was given honors by her peers at the Cauliflower Alley Club, an organization consisting of retired pro wrestling personalities.

While exóticos have been a part of lucha libre since the 1940s, most of the luchadores that were exóticos were typically straight men in drag. They weren't supposed to be taken seriously against rudos or técnicos. Then came Cassandro. Don't let his flamboyance fool you, Cassandro is just as tough as he is fun, competing in top promotions such as AAA and Ring of Honor in his 20+ year career. 

Rosa Mendes
WWE Diva Search contestent Rosa Mendes helped manage Epico and Primo to a tag team championship run back in 2012 before becoming Fandango's new dance partner. While she has had a "now-you-see-it-now-you-don't" run on WWE programming, she makes her mark as a staple on the E! reality show Total Divas. While Mendes currently has a male partner, she came out as bisexual in 2014.

Darren Young
The Prime Time Player and former Nexus member Darren Young is the first wrestler to publicly come out as gay while currently signed on the WWE main roster. Young casually outed himself when he was interviewed by TMZ on August 15, 2013. Young has been a journeyman wrestler for WWE since 2010 and has won tag team gold with his PTP partner, Titus O'Neil.

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<![CDATA[The Most Captivating Celebrity Eyes (Women)]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-captivating-celebrity-eyes-_women_
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and there is nothing better than a pair of gorgeous eyes to stare into. The celebrities with the most captivating eyes (which happen to be attached to some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood) are all listed here in this most captivating celebrity eyes list. One could stare into all of these women's eyes forever; such is the blessing of beautiful eyes.

Sure to be tops are the lovely Olivia Wilde and the captivating Emma Stone. Of course, these sexy celebrities need only to look at you to knock you off your feet, so be careful where you look when dealing with these famous women with beautiful eyes.

Who has the best eyes in Hollywood? Who are the celebrities with the most breathtaking eyes? There are so many gorgeous celebrities to choose from that picking the one celebrity with the best eyes could be exceedingly difficult, but this captivating celebrity eyes list is here to help you decide. If you don't see your favorite celebrity with great eyes on the list, make sure to add her so others can be taken in by that particular hot celebrity.

Who's got the sexiest eyes? You decide!
The Most Captivating Celebrity Eyes (Women),

Candice Swanepoel

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Amanda Seyfried

Elizabeth Taylor

Evangeline Lilly

Jennifer Connelly

Laura Vandervoort

Megan Fox

Michelle Pfeiffer

Olivia Wilde

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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-beautiful-women-of-all-time
List of the most beautiful women of all time: ranked not on talent or accomplishments, but on looks alone. This is a test to see if the so-called "wisdom of the crowd" will actually be able to determine who the most beautiful woman of all time is. If you'd like to rank these women on more than their beauty, consult The Best Actresses in Film History list. This list does not only include the prettiest current actresses, but the most beautiful women in history.

So, who is the most beautiful woman ever? Of course, that woman may very well be a total unknown, but since it's impossible to list every woman who's ever existed, and one is less likely to rank people they don't know, this list will obviously be restricted to people who've achieved a fair level of celebrity. A "fair level of celebrity" is defined by being famous enough to have a profile page on Wikipedia or IMDB. Historical figures are accepted IF pictures of them are generally accepted as accurate. Add your own suggestions and this should hopefully be an ever expanding list.

These ladies are the top of the list in the conversation for sexiest woman ever and prettiest woman in the world. These are the hottest women of all time, definitely in the top 10 most beautiful women ever.
The Most Beautiful Women of All Time,

Audrey Hepburn

Brigitte Bardot

Catherine Deneuve

Charlize Theron

Evangeline Lilly

Grace Kelly

Monica Bellucci

Sophie Marceau

Ursula Andress

Sophia Loren

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<![CDATA[The Worst Rock Bands of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-rock-bands/ranker-music
Here they are: the absolute worst rock bands in history, ranked from the most awful bands to the kind of okay but still pretty bad by the Ranker community and real rock purists (probably like you!). This list has the absolute worst rock bands of all time and includes related corresponding album information and pictures when available.

While many of these bands may have had (or currently be having) wildly successful careers, that doesn't mean they're any good at what they do. These bands are notorious for their crumb-dumb lyrics, ear-splitting melodies, and downright annoying image and persona. What's the worst rock band of all time? That's for you to decide. Look through and vote up the rock and rollers you think are the worst. Know of a rock group that deserves a spot on this list but don't see them here? Feel free to add them, and let the bashing begin.
The Worst Rock Bands of All Time,

Color Me Badd

Good Charlotte


Insane Clown Posse

Kid Rock

Limp Bizkit

Maroon 5


'N Sync


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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Kept Their Fatal Illnesses Secret for Years]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-kept-their-fatal-illnesses-secret/larry-taylor
Celebrities live lives with which most people are unfamiliar. Even their deepest, darkest, most personal secrets sometimes make their way into newspapers, online, or into the tabloids. On one hand the celebrity lifestyle is wonderful, but on the other side it can be highly invasive and upsetting for the celebrity in question. Which is why it shouldn't be surprising that there are many celebrities who kept diseases secret.

Once they're diagnosed with sometimes fatal diseases, the outpouring of false sentiment can be enough to turn even the most upbeat person cynical. There have been a great number of famous people with secret illnesses who only spoke about their disease once they were free and clear. Other celebrities who were secretly sick never spoke about their issues. Only after their passing do their friends and family tell the public about their affliction.

Which celebrities kept their diagnoses secret? Famous people including David Bowie, Cobie Smulders, and Freddie Mercury are below.
Celebrities Who Kept Their Fatal Illnesses Secret for Years,

Alan Rickman
A shocking death for film fans, Rickman had been keeping his cancer diagnosis a secret for some time, according to a statement. Clearly Rickman wanted to endure the fatal disease on his own without fanfare.
Charlie Sheen
In November 2015, Charlie Sheen told the Today show that he was HIV positive, and had been for four years. Once rumors began spreading, the actor could no longer hide his diagnosis.
David Bowie
David Bowie's death sent shockwaves across music and film communities worldwide. Hardly anyone realized the singer and actor had been suffering from liver cancer for the 18 months before he died. According to reports, the performer wanted to go "without any fuss."
Freddie Mercury
The Queen lead singer was diagnosed with AIDS very early on in the epidemic's initial outbreak. He made his final public appearance almost 26 years ago, and while members of the band knew he was battling the disease, Mercury kept it a secret from fans and the public, denying all reports.
Gene Wilder

In the wake of Gene Wilder's death, at the age of 83, on August 29, 2016, the comedian's family announced he had been privately suffering from Alzheimer's for three years before passing. According to a statement released by Jordan Walker-Pearlman, a nephew Wilder raised like a son: 

The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him 'there’s Willy Wonka,' would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease as far back as 1990. He waited until 1998 to tell his fans about the disease, and has since become an advocate for finding a cure.
Nora Ephron
The famed screenwriter and filmmaker, who passed away in 2012, had been battling cancer for years. News of the disease and her passing surprised even some of her closest friends.
Robin Williams
Williams's suicide was seemingly brought on by depression, which the actor had been battling for years. However, in the days following his death, his wife claimed the onset of Parkinson's, which had begun a few years prior, was what pushed him to take his own life.
Rock Hudson
It was obvious why Rock Hudson wanted to keep his AIDS diagnosis a secret until he died. At the time, being a homosexual was frowned upon, especially for a leading man like Hudson. His death in the '80s put a face on the disease.
Steve Jobs
The Apple CEO died suddenly in 2011 after a secret battle with cancer. The innovator had staved off pancreatic cancer for nearly two decades but let very few people (Disney CEO Bob Iger was one) knew of his diagnosis.

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<![CDATA[The Coolest Actors Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-coolest-actors-ever
As movie fans, we like to think of our favorite actors as being larger than life. With all of the coverage that these stars get, these cool customers know how to function both on and off the screen. Often times we think of our favorite actors as being fairly close in personality to our favorite characters to whom which they portray. Obviously it's impossible for them to be a lot like their famous portrayals, but that doesn't mean that these guys aren't cool. In fact, most of these guys epitomize what cool is. Beginning with actors like Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant during the Golden Age of Film, the best leading men have had a certain aura about them. James Dean, Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen are other actors who are considered some of the coolest guys ever.

More recently, tough guy actors like Bruce Willis and Daniel Craig mix brains with brawn in their iconic roles as John McClane and James Bond each. While they each exemplify a different kind of cool, people are still attracted to these actors because this coolness factor. These actors of the guys who you'd want to hang out with, talk shop and maybe down an adult beverage or two with.

Vote for who you think is the coolest actor ever. If you don't see a name on this list and the actor is cool, feel free to add a name to the legendary list of the coolest people history. 

The Coolest Actors Ever,

Al Pacino

Clint Eastwood

Humphrey Bogart

Jack Nicholson

Paul Newman

Robert De Niro

Sean Connery

Steve McQueen

Tom Hanks

James Dean

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