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CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS   for Sep 21, 2017
LINDSEY STIRLING
Age 31
Biography: Violinist Lindsey Stirling combined her classical training with hip-hop beats and a love for dance into worldwide stardom, first as a viral sensation on YouTube, and later with two chart-topping albums, including Shatter Me, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Born September 21, 1986 in Santa Ana, California, Stirling was raised in a middle class Mormon household in Gilbert, Arizona. She developed a fascination for both music and dance at an early age, but her family's financial limitations only allowed her to take violin lessons. Stirling first incorporated her classical training into...
 
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Christian Serratos
Age 27
Biography: A familiar face to teen audiences thanks to roles in "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" (Nickelodeon, 2004-07) and the "Twilight" franchise, actress Christian Serratos then made the leap into more adult-oriented fare when she was cast as zombie...
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Jessica St Clair
Age 40
Biography: Whether she was doing improvisational theater and television series with her best friend Lennon Parham or acting in hit comedy films like ?She's Out of My League? (2010), Jessica St. Clair worked hard at making funny look easy. After graduating from...
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Stephen King
Age 70
Biography: With sales of over 300 million copies of more than 70 books, plus dozens of stories adapted for film and television, Stephen King was the dominant American storyteller for over 25 years. While King wrote in a wide variety of genres, from the coming-of-age...
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Caleb Deschanel
Age 73
Biography: Acclaimed as a superior color cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel began his career shooting the stunning John Cassavetes film "A Woman Under the Influence" (1974). The Philadelphia native studied at USC and the American Film Institute and with Gordon Willis...
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Leonard Cohen
Deceased: Nov 07, 2016
Biography: Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen penned emotionally moving, highly poetic ruminations on love, faith, the present and the future over the course of a highly respected career that drew comparisons with such iconic musicians as Bob Dylan. An acclaimed poet in...
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Bill Murray
Age 67
Biography: A droll, iconoclastic comedic actor who enjoyed existing outside of Hollywood while thriving in it, Bill Murray carved a unique career that moved successfully from slapstick comedy to subtly complex seriocomic roles that earned him several awards and untold...
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Henry Gibson
Deceased: Sep 14, 2009
Biography: With an act he had perfected in college, Henry Gibson made his fame in the Sixties playing a stand-up poet reciting ironically inane free verse that parodied the apoplectic poesy of the Beat Generation. Discovered by Jerry Lewis and anointed as Hollywood's...
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Larry Hagman
Deceased: Nov 23, 2012
Biography: Larry Hagman could boast not one, but two, indelible characters during his storied acting career. After early work off-Broadway and scoring bit parts on several television series, Hagman made headway with a pair of roles in the feature films "Ensign Pulver"...
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Robert Benedict
Age 47
Biography: Rob Benedict grew up around acting and the arts, what with his parents being leaders in their local community theater. He eventually pursued a fine arts education at Northwestern University, which led to guest-starring roles in various television series, and...
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Chuck Jones
Deceased: Feb 22, 2002
Biography: As one of the chief animators and directors during the golden age of Warner Bros. animation, Chuck Jones forged a legacy as being the creator of some of the funniest and most beautifully designed cartoons ever produced by the Hollywood studio system....
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Francois Cluzet
Age 62
Biography: Fran├žois Cluzet possessed a gift of versatility that made him equally skilled at both physical comedy and straight drama. The actor first made waves on several French television serials and memorable roles in dramas such as "Cocktail Molotov" (1980), "One...
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Rob Morrow
Age 55
Biography: A stage-trained performer equally adept in both leading and supporting roles, actor Rob Morrow achieved success playing smart, but sometimes callow young professionals in films and on television. Following several false stars, Morrow became an overnight star...
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Serena Scott Thomas
Age 56
Biography: Every bit as beautiful and graceful as her older sister Kristin, Serena Scott Thomas has managed to carve out her own niche in films and television. She started out with guest-starring roles for the small screen, and made her feature debut with the 1991...
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Luke Wilson
Age 46
Biography: While Luke Wilson looked more the Hollywood leading man than older brother Owen, his tendency toward independent films with smaller audiences often put him in his sibling's shadow. Both brothers got their start in college friend Wes Anderson's student...
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Nancy Travis
Age 56
Biography: After a good start playing the mother of the titular tot in the popular "Three Men and a Baby" (1987), Travis was lost amid a passel of colorful crazies in a small supporting role in "Married to the Mob" (1988) and suffered a similar fate amid the male...
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Cheryl Hines
Age 52
Biography: As a quick-witted and charming performer, actress Cheryl Hines found television stardom while playing the tolerant and often sarcastic wife to Larry David's miserable and annoying self-parody on the hit comedy, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ). Unlike...
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Sunny Johnson
Deceased: Jun 19, 1984
Biography: The life of Sunny Johnson is an example of a potentially great career that never was. The young actress did a considerable amount of work between 1977 and 1984, but her unexpected death at the age of 30 ended her career prematurely. The Bakersfield native got...
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Alfonso Ribeiro
Age 46
Biography: A highly charismatic dancer-actor, Alfonso Ribeiro launched his entertainment career with the starring role in the 1983 Broadway musical "The Tap Dance Kid," a breakdancing appearance in a Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial and a plum role as Ricky Schroder's...
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Ryan Guzman
Age 30
Biography: Through hard work and determination, model-turned-actor Ryan Guzman proved that he was more than ready to perform the elaborate dance moves and crazy stunts required of him as star of the popular dance film franchise "Step Up Revolution" (2012). Ryan Anthony...
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