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Born: August 16, 1958

Born near Detroit, Madonna Ciccone was the eldest daughter of eight children. Exhibiting a flair for showbiz at a young age, she signed up for artistic outlets such as school shows, the cheerleading squad, piano lessons, and ballet classes. Her dancing skills earned her a scholarship to attend the University of Michigan but in 1978, she grew impatient for stardom, dropped out, and moved to New York. A series of low-wage jobs ensued before Madonna landed some short-lived gigs with the... See All

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