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CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS   for Apr 24, 2017
SASHA BARRESE
Age 36
Biography: Sasha Barrese went from the shores of Hawaii and the streets of Paris to the red carpet of Hollywood with the kind of ease and grace that has defined her as an actress and model. Born Alexandra Barrese, Sasha grew up on the set of her mother Katherine's modeling shoots. After the pair moved back Paris to the U.S. in 1985, Sasha made her film debut alongside Katherine in the Whoopi Goldberg comedy "Homer & Eddie" (1989), and played Katherine's younger self in the romantic thriller "Jezebel's Kiss" (1990). She took the next 10 years off to attend school, during which time she also briefly...
 
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Rebecca Mader
Age 40
Biography: She played fashionistas in the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006) and in the short-lived FOX series "Justice" (2006), but Rebecca Mader's recurring role on "Lost" (ABC, 2004-10) allowed the British actress to play up her adventurous tomboy side, something...
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Phil Robertson
Age 71
Biography: Phil Robertson came from humble origins to become a reality TV star and an empire builder worth hundreds of millions of dollars. When he stoked the flames of controversy with homophobic remarks in a magazine interview, the backlash was surprising in that...
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Eric Kripke
Age 43
Biography: Television writer and producer Eric Kripke's interest in horror and fantasy inspired him to create the long-running series "Supernatural" (The WB/CW, 2005- ) and other genre efforts, including "Revolution" (NBC, 2012-13) and "Timeless" (NBC, 2016- ). Born...
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Aidan Gillen
Age 49
Biography: A human chameleon with a deft touch at playing charismatic heels, Aidan Gillen became an intrinsic player to some of the most groundbreaking television shows of the 1990s and 2000s, including such prestige fare as the U.K.'s "Queer as Folk" (Channel 4,...
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Rory McCann
Age 48
Biography: At a towering six feet, six inches, it wasn't surprising that many of his friends called Rory McCann by the nickname "Big." The man was big in personality, big in talent and definitely big when it came to his presence. Born in Glasgow in 1969, the actor got...
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Shirley MacLaine
Age 83
Biography: Broadway hoofer, dramatic talent, spiritual eccentric, activist, Oscar winner... Over the course of a varied and distinguished career, actress Shirley MacLaine earned these titles many times over. A former ballerina hopeful-turned-chorus girl, she rose to...
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Caspar Lee
Age 23
Biography: Caspar Lee was a South African YouTube celebrity whose self-titled channel had over 6 million subscribers as of August 2016. Born in London and raised in the South African city of Knysna, Lee was an outgoing child who could often be seen singing and dancing....
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Barbra Streisand
Age 75
Biography: An iconic entertainer with over 70 million albums sold and Grammy, Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards for acting and directing, Barbra Streisand's popularity and creative output spanned over four decades. The New York cabaret singer first hit big as a...
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Eric Balfour
Age 40
Biography: A familiar face in the new millennium, actor Eric Balfour found the majority of his success with recurring roles on popular television series, rather than in feature films or as the lead of an ongoing series of his own. The Los Angeles native began his career...
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Richard Donner
Age 87
Biography: A former off-Broadway actor who began directing commercials and industrial films in the late 1950s, Richard Donner went on to become one of the top-grossing directors in the 1970s and 1980s before tapering off later in his career. After directing numerous...
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Kelly Clarkson
Age 35
Biography: Having captured the hearts and the votes of millions when she competed on the first season of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002-16), singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson and her powerhouse voice easily walked away with the coveted title. As the first ever "American...
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Glenn Morshower
Age 58
Biography: Like many character actors, Glenn Morshower may not be immediately familiar to film and television audiences. But his astonishingly wide body of work in both mediums served as proof positive of his durability and versatility in the industry. The Dallas native...
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Cedric Entertainer
Age 53
Biography: Comedian and actor Cedric The Entertainer burst onto the scene as part of the comedy road show movie "The Original Kings of Comedy" (2000), before going on to star in a string of successful film and television efforts. He followed with urban comedy films such...
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Stacy Haiduk
Age 49
Biography: Superman has discriminating taste, and his adolescent love interest Lana Lang (no relation to Lois Lane) was portrayed by sparkling television personality Stacy Haiduk in the popular late '80s series "The Adventures of Superboy". Haiduk is also a major...
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Eric Bogosian
Age 64
Biography: Once described as the bard of the urban underbelly, protean "downtown" performance artist Eric Bogosian established himself as one of the wittiest, most incisive chroniclers of the bloat and sleaze of the 1980s. In a series of highly acclaimed one-man shows,...
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Tim Woodward
Age 64
Biography: Tim Woodward was an actor most recognized for his roles in the dramatic film. Woodward began his acting career in film, appearing in such titles as the Topol adaptation "Galileo" (1974), the Lee Remick drama "The Europeans" (1979) and "King David" (1985) with...
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Reagan Gomez-Preston
Age 37
Biography: With her exotic good looks, Reagan Gomez-Preston was an instantly noticeable presence in film and TV. She worked chiefly in the latter medium, starting with a small role in the 1995 TV movie remake of the Disney switched-identity comedy "Freaky Friday." Her...
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Thad Luckinbill
Age 42
Biography: Actor Thad Luckinbill was most commonly known for his roles in television dramas. Luckinbill began his acting career playing characters on a variety of series including "Nash Bridges" (1995-2001), "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996-2003) and "Buffy the...
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Djimon Hounsou
Age 53
Biography: Model-turned-actor Djimon Hounsou was seemingly plucked from obscurity by producer Debbie Allen and director Steven Spielberg in 1997 to portray Joseph Cinque, the leader of a slave ship mutiny, in "Amistad." His critically acclaimed performance led to...
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