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Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 23

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Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 23:


Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff is 78.

Author John Sandford is 77.

Steel guitarist Rusty Young of Poco is 75.

Federal Liberal Cabinet Minister and former astronaut Marc Garneau is 72.

Actress Patricia Richardson ("Strong Medicine," ''Home Improvement") is 70.

Guitarist Brad Whitford of Aerosmith is 69.

Singer Howard Jones is 66.

Singer David Sylvian (Japan) is 63.

Guitarist Michael Wilton of Queensryche is 59.

Country singer Dusty Drake is 57.

Guitarist John Norum ("Europe") is 57.

Actress Kristin Davis ("Sex and the City") is 56.

Michael Dell, founder of computer manufacturer Dell Inc., is 56.

Actor Marc Price ("Family Ties") is 53.

TV personality Daymond John ("Shark Tank") is 52.

Actress Niecy Nash ("Reno 911!") is 51.

Country singer Steve Holy is 49.

Guitarist-keyboardist Lars-Olof Johansson of The Cardigans is 48.

Actress Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire") is 45.

Rapper Residente of Calle 13 is 43.

Actor Josh Gad ("Frozen," ''Jobs") is 40.

Actor Aziz Ansari is 38.

Actress Emily Blunt is 38.

Singer Skylar Grey is 35.

Actress Dakota Fanning is 27.

Canadian-born NBA player Andrew Wiggins is 26.

Canadian-born NBA player Jamal Murray is 24.


Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1685, Baroque composer George Frideric Handel. (April 14, 1759)

In 1889, director Victor Fleming. (Jan. 6, 1949)

In 1896, Canadian soprano Sarah Fischer. (May 3, 1975)

In 1915, U.S. Air Force Brigadier Gen. Paul Tibbets, who had piloted the B-29 bomber "Enola Gay" that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. (Nov. 1, 2007)

In 1926, Tony Award-winning actress Isabel Bigley. (Sept. 30, 2006)

In 1938, actress Diane Varsi. (Nov. 19, 1992)

In 1940, actor-director Peter Fonda. (Aug. 16, 1940)

In 1944, blues guitar legend Johnny Winter. (July 16, 2014)

In 1948, bass guitarist and vocalist Steve Priest (The Sweet). (June 4, 2020)

In 1966, guitarist Mark Abrahamian ("Starship") (Sept. 12, 2012)

In 1978, Canadian NHL player Dan Snyder. (Oct. 5, 2003)

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