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Baby Names: Celebrities from the 1970s
The 1970s were a time of Pong, feminism, bell-bottoms, "Star Wars" and the original "Charlie's Angels." If you love the years of celebrities rocking their platform shoes and feathering their hair on TV and in the movies, you just might want to consider giving Baby one of these happenin' labels.
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Lynda Carter is best known as the one and only successful Wonder Woman, starring in a series of the same name from 1975-79.
It may be easier to say what Clint Eastwood isn't famous for, so instead we'll just drop a few titles: "Dirty Harry," "Every Which Way but Loose" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales."
"All the President's Men" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" actor Robert Redford holds the Top 7 male baby name of the 1970s, according to the Social Security's popularity lists. He also founded a little shindig called the Sundance Film Festival.
Susan Sarandon has done a lot in her career, but in the '70s, she was Janet in the now cult-classic film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Alfredo "Al" Pacino is the original film mobster with "The Godfather" series in the '70s and "Scarface" in 1983. Also in "The Godfather" series, actor Robert De Niro, was in the second film installment as well as a TV mini-series of the same name. Some people call this Midwestern-born star one of the greatest actors of all time, but in the '70s, Marlon Brando was simply an actor in "The Godfather," "Superman" and "Apocalypse Now."
Pam Grier performed primarily in blaxploitation films in the '70s, such as "Coffy," "Foxy Brown" and "The Big Bird Cage."
Before he went on a murder spree in "The Shining," Jack Nicholson starred in films such as "Chinatown" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
In the '70s, you could find the incomparable Meryl Streep in films such as "Julia," "The Deer Hunter" and "Kramer vs. Kramer."
Before there were too many sequels to count, the original "Halloween" appeared in 1978 and starred Jamie Lee Curtis in one of her first major roles.
Carrie Fisher first donned her now infamous duo of buns hairstyle for "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope" in 1977. The name was also made popular in 1976 with the release of the "Carrie" film that was adapted from Stephen King's book.
Originally a stage actress, Diane Keaton made her onscreen debut in the '70s, appearing in films such as "Annie Hall" and "The Godfather" series.
The TV series "Taxi," which ran from 1978-83, provided the world with many phenomenal actors, including its one female regular, Marilu Henner.
Maren Jensen's acting credits only span 1978-81, but she still managed to leave an impression as Athena in the 1978 "Battlestar Galactica" movie and TV series of the same name, which ran from 1978-79.
Winner of the 1972 Best New Artist Grammy, Carly Simon is the voice behind hits such as "Jesse," "You're So Vain" and "Nobody Does It Better."
In the '70s, a younger, slightly less-muscular Sylvester Stallone starred in many action flicks—shocker. You saw him in films such as "Rocky" and "Rocky II."
It was a fantastic decade for Liza Minnelli with her TV special "Liza with a Z" and musicals such as "Cabaret" and "New York, New York."
You could find Melissa Gilbert and Melissa Sue Anderson on "Little House on the Prairie," which ran from 1974-83.