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Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 23

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Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 23:


Movie director Philip Kaufman is 85.

Soccer legend Pele is 81.

Singer Barbara Ann Hawkins of The Dixie Cups is 78.

Actor Michael Rupert is 70.

Director Ang Lee is 67.

Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 65.

Country singer Dwight Yoakam is 65.

Parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic is 62.

Movie director Sam Raimi is 62.

TV show host Nancy Grace is 62.

CFL Hall of Fame quarterback Doug Flutie is 59.

Bassist Robert Trujillo of Metallica is 57.

Drummer Brian Nevin of Big Head Todd and The Monsters is 55.

Drummer Dale Crover (The Melvins, Nirvana) is 54.

CNN medical reporter Dr. Sanjay Gupta is 52.

Country singer Jimmy Wayne is 49.

Actress Vivian Bang is 48.

"So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley is 45.

Actor Ryan Reynolds is 45.

Singer Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant is 38.

Actress Masiela Lusha ("George Lopez") is 36.

R&B singer Miguel is 36.

Actress Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") is 35.

Actress Jessica Stroup ("90210") is 35.

Actress Briana Evigan is 35.

Actor Taylor Spreitler ("Kevin Can Wait") is 28.

Actress Amandla Stenberg ("The Hunger Games," “The Hate U Give”) is 23.


Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1851, pioneer Canadian conductor and composer Guillaume Couture. (Jan. 15, 1915)

In 1885, artist Lawren Stewart Harris, a member of the Group of Seven. (Jan. 29, 1970)

In 1905, Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel. (Nov. 30, 2003)

In 1916, Canadian folksinger-songwriter Wade Hemsworth. (Jan. 19, 2002)

In 1918, actor James Daly. (July 3, 1978)

In 1923, Canadian music historian Gilles Potvin. (Sept. 4, 2000)

In 1923, actor Frank Sutton. (June 28, 1974)

In 1923, Leonard Braithwaite, first black member of Ontario's legislature. (March 28, 2012)

In 1925, comedian and "The Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson. (Jan. 23, 2005)

In 1925, Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis. (June 15, 1994)

In 1930, Boozoo Chavis, king of zydeco music. (May 5, 2001)

In 1930, actor Herschel Bernardi. (May 8, 1986)

In 1931, Baseball Hall-of-Famer and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning. (May 26, 2017)

In 1935, arranger-composer Jimmy Dale. (May 20, 2017)

In 1937, gospel singer Yvonne Staples (The Staple Singers). (April 10, 2018)

In 1939, 1960s R&B performer Charlie Foxx. (Sept. 18, 1998)

In 1940, songwriter Ellie Greenwich. (Aug. 26, 2009)

In 1942, author Michael Crichton. (Nov. 4, 2008)

In 1947, Greg Ridley, bass guitarist with British rock bands Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie. (Nov. 19, 2003)

In 1949, guitarist Michael Burston (Motorhead). (July 9, 2011)

In 1960, computer science professor/author Randy Pausch. (July 25, 2008)

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