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CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS   for Jul 23, 2017
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
Deceased: Feb 02, 2014
Biography: Widely recognized as one of the strongest stage and film actors of his generation, Philip Seymour Hoffman delivered knockout supporting roles in films like "Boogie Nights" (1997), "Magnolia" (1999) and "Almost Famous" (2000), before breaking out with an Oscar-winning lead as the famed author in "Capote" (2005). The co-creative director of New York's LAByrinth theater company brought theater-trained sensibilities and a fearless approach to some of cinema's most uncomfortably realistic portrayals, battling dark human urges, addictions, and moral conflicts with powerful if unflattering...
 
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Krysta Rodriguez
Age 33
Biography: Krysta Anne Rodriguez was born on Jul. 23, 1984 in Orange County, CA. Her formative interest in performance took its start when she was only 11, earning a role on the children's television series "Colby's Clubhouse" (TBN 1984-2000). Rodriguez remained a cast...
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Jon Landau
Age 57
Biography: After getting his start in show business in production management, Jon Landau served as a producer and studio executive on a number of blockbuster movies before partnering with James Cameron to make two of the biggest hits in cinema history - "Titanic" (1997)...
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Paul Wesley
Age 35
Biography: As talented as he was boyishly handsome, actor Paul Wesley showed an early facility for playing misunderstood outcasts who audiences could empathize with. After receiving his start on a daytime soap opera while still in high school, the young actor graduated...
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Raymond Chandler
Deceased: Mar 26, 1959
Biography: One of the originators of hard-boiled detective fiction, along with Dashiell Hammett, author Raymond Chandler and his gumshoe protagonist, Philip Marlowe, inspired countless future writers and generations of filmmakers. Born in Chicago, Chandler was raised in...
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Kathryn Hahn
Age 44
Biography: Equally adept at playing disarmingly sweet and comically ferocious, Kathryn Hahn found a national audience early in her career as the darling of the forensic procedural drama "Crossing Jordan" (2001-07). An NBC executive spotted the Cleveland-raised Hahn...
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Slash
Age 52
Biography: Arguably one of the most successful and recognizable figures in rock music from the late 1980s through the 21st century, Slash provided the driving guitar sound for the hard-rocking, hard-living Guns N' Roses, from its inception in the early 1980s until his...
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Woody Harrelson
Age 56
Biography: A gifted actor who switched back and forth effortlessly between comedy and drama, Woody Harrelson arrived seemingly out of nowhere, endearing himself to audiences with his portrayal of loveable, but dimwitted bartender Woody Boyd for eight seasons of the...
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Shawn Levy
Age 49
Biography: Shawn Levy established himself in the early 2000s as a go-to director for major studio comedy features, most notably the big-budget comic adventures "Night at the Museum" (2006) and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009). The Canadian-born...
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Eriq La Salle
Age 55
Biography: As the supremely confident surgeon Peter Benton on the long-running medical drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009), actor Eriq La Salle raised the performance bar on a series that featured a number of quality turns from other top actors. For eight seasons, he portrayed...
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Arthur Treacher
Deceased: Dec 14, 1975
Biography: Arthur Treacher was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Treacher's career in acting began with his roles in various films like "The Battle of Paris" (1929), the Barbara Stanwyck drama "Gambling Lady" (1934) and the Joan Crawford dramatic...
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Sydney Lassick
Deceased: Apr 12, 2003
Biography: While his best remembered role is probably the manic depressive Charley Cheswick in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", Sydney Lassick appeared in dozens of films throughout his career and guest-starred in numerous television series. Most of his early credits...
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Daniel Radcliffe
Age 28
Biography: After a stroke of fate that led him past 16,000 hopefuls to win the role of a lifetime, actor Daniel Radcliffe was propelled into international stardom as the titular boy magician in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001). Thanks in part to...
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David Kaufman
Age 56
Biography: A native of St. Louis, David Kaufman is a character actor who has done extensive voice work for animated productions. Kaufman began appearing in plays as a child and started taking on screen roles during his teens, with featured parts in episodes of the TV...
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Rya Kihlstedt
Age 47
Biography: Theater was Rya Kihlstedt's passion as she finished up her theater arts major at Skidmore College in 1991. She took to the stage after her graduation, and became a regular in performances around the area. She made her screen debut in the Rutger Hauer-starring...
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Britne Oldford
Age 25
Biography: Actress Britne Oldford was born in the Canadian province of Ontario, where she attended a well-known arts-intensive high school where she majored in drama.  Oldford's very first role on the small screen came in 2009 when she appeared on "The Latest Buzz"...
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Helen Martin
Age 108
Biography: Helen Martin was an African-American actress with a strong reputation. She first made a name for herself as a founding member of Harlem's American Negro Theater in the early 1940s and debuted on Broadway in Orson Welles's 1941 production of "Native Son". Many...
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Larry Manetti
Age 70
Biography: Larry Manetti is an American actor best known for his role as Orville "Rick" Wright on the long-running action series "Magnum, P.I." starring Tom Selleck. He got his start in 1974 on the Stephen J. Cannell crime drama "Chase" in a guest role. After several...
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Rob Stewart
Age 56
Biography: A Canadian born actor who specializes in action and adventure series, Rob Stewart is best known for playing Nick Slaughter, the lead role in "Sweating Bullets." A talented hockey player, Stewart had several athletic scholarships offered to him, which he had...
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Brent Sexton
Age 64
Biography: A character actor usually cast as a cop or similarly tough guy, Brent Sexton amassed an impressive string of credits, including small roles in films such as "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" (2001), "Radio" (2003), "In the Valley of Elah" (2007) and "W." (2008)....
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