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Leap Year Babies! 12 Famous People Who Were Born on February 29th

Antonio Sabato, Jr. - A Leaper!

Imagine only having your birthday every four years or so?  Yes, you would age chronologically just like everyone else, but if you are a leaper aka someone born on February 29th, you rarely get to celebrate your real birthday on the date of your birth.

But you wouldn’t be alone. If you were born on a February 29th, you are in some good company.  There are quite a few famous and successful people who are leapers from rappers, to motivational speakers to popes.

Check out these twelve famous Leap Year born beings right here:nggallery id=’123978′

  • Ja Rule 1 of 12
    Ja Rule
    Jeffrey Atkins aka Ja Rule is a rapper, singer, and actor. He was born on February 29th, 1972.

    Image Source: Rap Wallpapers.com

  • Antonio Sabato, Jr. 2 of 12
    Antonio Sabato, Jr.
    Italian born Antonio Sabato is known for being a Calvin Klein model and his role on General Hospital. He was born on February 29th, 1972.

    Image Source: Antonia Sabato Jr. Website

  • Tony Robbins 3 of 12
    Tony Robbins
    Inspirational speaker and author Tony Robbins was born on February 29th, 1960.

    Image Source: Twitter

  • Mervyn Warren 4 of 12
    Mervyn Warren
    Mervyn Warren is a five-time Grammy Award winner and a 10-time Grammy Award nominee. He was a founding member of the a cappella group Take 6.

    Image Source: Wikipedia

  • Willi Smith 5 of 12
    Willi Smith
    Designer Willi Smith was born on February 29th, 1948. His company continued on even after his death in 1987.

    Image Source: The Grio

  • Dennis Farina 6 of 12
    Dennis Farina
    Actor Dennis Farina is a character actor known for his work in Midnight Run , Get Shorty and as Detective Joe Fontana on Law and Order . He was born on February 29th, 1944.
  • Tempest Storm 7 of 12
    Tempest Storm
    Tempest Storm is a legendary burlesque dancer who was born on February 29th, 1928. And she was still performing around 2006!

    Image Source: Holly Graphics

  • Dinah Shore 8 of 12
    Dinah Shore
    Dinah Shore - the singer, actress and TV personality - was born on February 29th 1916. She passed away in Beverly Hills in 1994.
  • Gretchen Christopher of The Fleetwoods 9 of 12
    Gretchen Christopher of The Fleetwoods
    Gretchen Christopher was the founding lead singer of the vocal trio The Fleetwoods. She was born on February 29th 1940.

    Image Source: PDX Retro

  • Ann Lee 10 of 12
    Ann Lee
    Ann lee was born on February 1736 and was the leader of the Shakers. She is credited for establishing the Shakers in the United States. She died in September 8, 1784.

    Image Source: Wikipedia.org

  • John Byrom 11 of 12
    John Byrom
    John Byrom was born on February 29th in 1692. He was a English poet and the inventor of shorthand!

    Image Source: Wikipedia

  • Pope Paul III 12 of 12
    Pope Paul III
    Pope Paul 11 was born on February 29th way back in 1468. He was pope from 1534 to his death in 1549.

    Image Source: Wikipedia

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