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CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS   for May 26, 2017
ROY DOTRICE
Age 94
Biography: A distinguished British actor of the stage who has played numerous supporting parts in TV and film, Roy Dotrice has performed in everything from the classics to contemporary fare and even risen to cult status amongst fans all over the world who know and love him as Father on the American TV series "Beauty and the Beast" (CBS, 1987-90).

Born on the island of Guernsey, Dotrice served as an air gunner in the Royal Air Force during World War II. He was shot down, captured and spent three and a half years in a German POW camp, where he began acting in make-shift plays to amuse his fellow...
 
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Matt Stone
Age 46
Biography: Although born in Texas, Matt Stone was raised in Littleton, CO and he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder as a math major. As an undergraduate, he met filmmaker Trey Parker (who reportedly fed him slabs of roast beef) and eventually acted in...
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Alec McCowen
Deceased: Feb 06, 2017
Biography: British stage actor Alec McCowen paid his dues in the provinces throughout the 1940s, finally taking his first London bow in 1950, then traveled to NYC with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh for his Broadway debut in "Anthony and Cleopatra" (1951) before...
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Peter Cushing
Deceased: Aug 11, 1994
Biography: A prolific presence in films and on television for nearly five decades, British actor Peter Cushing, OBE, became an international icon as the star of countless horror films, including "Curse of Frankenstein" (1956), "Horror of Dracula" (1958), "The Hound of...
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Levon Helm
Deceased: Apr 19, 2012
Biography: A much-loved figure in American music, Levon Helm was a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose Arkansas upbringing lent a genuine country feel to his work with The Band, which included the seminal songs "The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek." He began playing...
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Stevie Nicks
Age 69
Biography: As the sultry high priestess of the classic 1970s rock group Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks was a true rock goddess. With her blonde hair, flowing chiffon dresses, and platform boots, Nicks appeared to float whenever she performed on stage. Yet underneath her...
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Helena Carter
Age 51
Biography: Though typecast as aristocratic heroines in solemn period films in the early part of her career, London-born actress Helena Bonham Carter struggled to prove her range and break free of her corseted mold. She gained notoriety as the leading ingénue in a few...
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Lauryn Hill
Age 42
Biography: One of the most highly regarded female artists of the late 1990s, singer Lauryn Hill rose to fame as a member of the hip-hop trio the Fugees, before achieving even greater acclaim with her 1998 solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She began singing as...
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Lenny Kravitz
Age 53
Biography: A rock singer-songwriter whose multicultural background matched his effortless blending of music genres, Lenny Kravitz incorporated elements of soul, funk, R&B, glam, Motown and rock-n-roll to create a sound of his very own. Briefly known as "Romeo Blue,"...
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Astrid Berges-Frisbey
Age 31
Biography: Astrid Bergès-Frisbey is a French actress and model, best known to American audiences for her role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," the fourth movie in the "Pirates" franchise. Born in Barcelona, Spain, Bergès-Frisbey moved to France as a...
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Bobcat Goldthwait
Age 55
Biography: porting a wild comic persona well-suited to his professional name, Bobcat Goldthwait's career as a punk rocker quickly fizzled, but he instead went on to make a name for himself on the comedy club circuit in the early 1980s. With his bizarre ranting and...
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John Hamburg
Age 47
Biography: Successful comedy writer/director John Hamburg made his first feature film, 1998's "Safe Men," after studying at the Tisch School of the Arts. An indie crime caper featuring Steve Zahn and Sam Rockwell, "Safe Men" showed at the Sundance Film Festival. Two...
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Margaret Colin
Age 59
Biography: Margaret Colin, the daughter of a NYC policeman, came to the attention of TV audiences during the early 1980s with her portrayal of crusading cop Margot Montgomery Hughes on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns" (1979-82). She also appeared as a tough...
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Doug Hutchison
Age 57
Biography: Doug Hutchison's intrinsic ability to take on quirky characters and onscreen antagonists made him one of the most in-demand character actors of his time. Hutchison kept the audience on its toes every time he stepped foot in front of the camera, especially...
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Elisabeth Harnois
Age 38
Biography: Elisabeth Harnois began her Hollywood career as a child actor, appearing in bit TV roles and commercials starting at age three. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Harnois moved with her family to Los Angeles in order to audition for film roles. At age five, she...
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Musetta Vander
Age 54
Biography: During the time when TV broadcast music videos were a major cultural and industry phenomenon, South African native Musetta Vander locked onto a most unusual specialty. She became the actress of choice whenever a performer such as Elton John or Rod Stewart...
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Laurence Fox
Age 39
Biography: Laurence Fox was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Laurence Fox's career began by acting in comedies like "Gosford Park" (2001) with Michael Gambon and "Al Sur de Granada" (2003) with Matthew Goode and Guillermo Toledo. He worked in series...
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Brent Musburger
Age 78
Biography: If you do not recognize Brent Musburger by name, you probably would by voice. After all, he has been in your living room since the 1960s. Musburger is a sportscaster who rose to prominence covering a variety of major sports including the National Basketball...
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Pam Grier
Age 68
Biography: Actress Pam Grier was a 1970s pop culture icon thanks to a string of roles as tough and sexy heroines in such blaxploitation classics as "Coffy" (1973), "Foxy Brown" (1974) and "Sheba, Baby" (1975). A statuesque figure who radiated confidence and...
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James Arness
Deceased: Jun 03, 2011
Biography: Arguably one of the most famous television performers of the 1950s through the 1970s, James Arness played the law-abiding Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" (CBS, 1955-1975), the longest-running drama in television history. Prior to the show's launch, Arness...
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