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Born: April 30, 1937

Born in Los Angeles, California, George Takei spent part of his childhood in internment camps during World War II. His aunt and cousin were killed in the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, and after the war, Takei's family left the camps without any money or housing. They spent the next five years living in Skid Row, a neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles known for its homeless population, while George attended high school. Afterwards, George enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley’s... See All

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