Drew Carey (born May 23, 1958): The Cleveland native got his start in stand-up comedy and became a household name when he starred in his sitcom, “The Drew Carey Show.” He’s now the host of the television game show “The Price Is Right.”
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Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941)
Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941): The musician and singer-songwriter recorded his best-known songs – e.g., “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Like a Rolling Stone” – in the 1960s, when his music chronicled the social unrest of the time. Dylan has continued to record and perform live for more than 50 years.
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Priscilla Presley (born May 24, 1944)
Priscilla Presley (born May 24, 1944): Elvis Presley’s wife for six years is also the mother of his only child, Lisa Marie Presley. After divorcing The King in 1973, Priscilla began acting and appeared on the prime-time soap opera “Dallas” for five years. In 2008, she was a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars.”
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Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944)
Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944): LaBelle and her eponymous group released the disco standard “Lady Marmalade” in 1974. She went solo a few years later and had numerous chart-topping R&B and dance singles. LaBelle has also acted on TV and on-stage.
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Mike Myers (born May 25, 1963)
Mike Myers (born May 25, 1963): Canadian comic actor found U.S. fame on “Saturday Night Live,” where he was best known for “Wayne’s World” sketches with Dana Carvey. The duo made the jump to film, then Myers went on to create another icon, Austin Powers, whom he played in three movies. He’s also the voice of the cartoon character Shrek.
Anne Heche (born May 25, 1969)
Anne Heche (born May 25, 1969): Heche starred in a slew of movies in the mid-1990s, including “Donnie Brasco” and “Wag the Dog.” Heche has said that she stopped getting cast when she publicly acknowledged she was in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. Heche now headlines the TV series “Save Me.”
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Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964)
Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964): Kravitz is a musician and singer-songwriter who won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row, from 1999 to 2002. He was married to Lisa Bonet from 1987 to 1993 and had a daughter together.
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Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948)
Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948): Singer-songwriter Nicks’ distinctive gravelly voice helped make Fleetwood Mac one of the most popular bands of the 1970s. She went solo in 1981, and continues to tour. Contrary to rumors, she says she isn’t a witch.
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Rudy Guiliani (born May 28, 1944)
Rudy Guiliani (born May 28, 1944): The former two-term New York City mayor came to prominence during the Mafia Commission trial in the mid-1980s. As New York’s mayor, he was credited for his leadership after the attacks of September 11, 2001. He was named Time’s “Person of the Year” in 2001.
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La Toya Jackson (born May 29, 1956)
La Toya Jackson (born May 29, 1956): The 5th of 10 Jackson family children, La Toya is a singer-songwriter and television personality who now stars in the reality show “Life with La Toya.”
Melissa Etheridge (born May 29, 1961)
Melissa Etheridge (born May 29, 1961): Etheridge is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and gay rights activist. She’s a breast cancer survivor and has had three children with two partners, Julie Cypher and Tammy Lynn Michaels.
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Wynonna Judd (born May 30, 1964)
Wynonna Judd (born May 30, 1964): Wynonna and her mother, Naomi, formed the country music duo The Judds, which had 14 number-one singles on the Billboard country chart between 1983 and 1991. Wynonna has released numerous solo albums and has appeared on such TV shows as “Touched by an Angel “ and “Dancing with the Stars.”
Colin Farrell (born May 31, 1976)
Colin Farrell (born May 31, 1976): Though he gained an early reputation as a bad boy, scruffy Irish actor Farrell has made a name for himself for his work, not his extracurricular activities, in such films as “In Bruges,” “Horrible Bosses,” and “Ondine.”
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Brooke Shields (born May 31, 1965)
Brooke Shields (born May 31, 1965): Shields made her name provocatively – at 12 she played a prostitute in “Pretty Baby,” and she famously said “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins” in a jeans commercial. After she attended Princeton University, her career faltered but she continues to act on television.
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Clint Eastwood (born May 31, 1930)
Clint Eastwood (born May 31, 1930): The octogenarian Gem began his career in TV (“Rawhide”) then made the switch to movies in Westerns and the “Dirty Harry” franchise. He’s most often behind the camera now. He also memorably addressed a chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Alanis Morissette (born June 1, 1974)
Alanis Morissette (born June 1, 1974): Rolling Stone magazine has dubbed Morissette the “queen of alt-rock angst “ for her iconic, Grammy-winning 1995 “Jagged Little Pill” album. She’s also acted, and sparked controversy when she played God in Kevin Smith’s 1999 movie “Dogma.”
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Heidi Klum (born June 1, 1973)
Heidi Klum (born June 1, 1973): The German-born supermodel and “Project Runway” host is a regular on “Most Beautiful People” and “Sexiest Women in the World” lists. She’s also spokesperson for the lingerie company Victoria’s Secret and mom to four children (pop star Seal--Klum’s husband from 2005 to 2012--fathered three of them).
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Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937)
Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937): Freeman is an Academy Award-winning actor (for "Million Dollar Baby"); other popular roles were in the movies “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The Shawshank Redemption.” His voice is perhaps better known than his face and has inspired numerous imitators and its own Facebook page.
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Wayne Brady (born June 2, 1972)
Wayne Brady (born June 2, 1972): Brady is an American comedian who crossed the pond to participate in the UK version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” then also starred in the U.S. version of the improv show. He’s hosted the game show “Let’s Make a Deal” since 2009.
Jerry Mathers, “The Beaver” (born June 2, 1948)
Jerry Mathers, “The Beaver” (born June 2, 1948): Mathers played an all-American kid in the suburbia-based series “Leave It to Beaver” from 1957 to 1963. Mathers and much of the original “Beaver“ cast reprised their roles in the 1980s in “The New Leave It to Beaver.”
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Stacy Keach (born June 2, 1941)
Stacy Keach (born June 2, 1941): You may not know Keach’s face, but his voice should sound familiar; he’s narrated episodes of “Nova,” National Geographic shows, and “World’s Most Amazing Videos.” Keach has acted on stage and screen since the mid-1960s.
Anderson Cooper (born June 3, 1967)
Anderson Cooper (born June 3, 1967): The CNN anchor came from New York aristocracy – his mother was Gloria Vanderbilt – and left the comfort of his upbringing to report from the world’s most troubled areas in the 1980s and ‘90s. Anderson, aka The Silver Fox, has said he intends to marry his boyfriend, a bar owner.
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Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975)
Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975): A true Gemini, actress Jolie seems to defy definition – one minute, she’s the devoted mother of 6 and human rights activist, the next she’s aggressively showing a whole lot of leg at the Oscars. In May 2013 she revealed that she’d had a preventive double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer.
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Bruce Dern (born June 4, 1936)
Bruce Dern (born June 4, 1936): If just the picture of Dern gives you the creeps, he’s done his job well. He’s made a career of playing unhinged characters, e.g., in “The Cowboys” he shot John Wayne in the back, and in HBO’s show “Big Love” he was an unhinged polygamist patriarch.
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Bill Moyers (born June 5, 1934)
Bill Moyers (born June 5, 1934): Moyers is an elder statesman of American broadcast journalism who has had many news shows on PBS and had been a correspondent for NBC News and CBS News. In 2006 columnist Molly Ivins and Ralph Nader tried unsuccessfully to convince Moyers to run for President.
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Prince (born June 7, 1958)
Prince (born June 7, 1958): This seemingly ageless musical wonder has been in the spotlight since he was 19 and released his first album (on which he played all 27 instruments). In 2006 he was voted the "world's sexiest vegetarian" in PETA's annual online poll.
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Anna Kournikova (born June 7, 1981)
Anna Kournikova (born June 7, 1981): Kournikova is a Russian-born former tennis player whose celebrity is based more on her looks than her skills on the court. She has dated singer Enrique Iglesias for 12 years.
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Liam Neeson (born June 7, 1952)
Liam Neeson (born June 7, 1952): Irish-born actor Neeson is best known for his starring roles in “Schindler’s List,” “The Phantom Menace,” and “Taken.” His actress wife, Natasha Richardson, died in a ski accident in 2009.
Joan Rivers (born June 8, 1933)
Joan Rivers (born June 8, 1933): Geminis are known for their wit, a trait that Rivers has exploited professionally for more than 50 years. Long known for her catch phrase “Can we talk?” she has become likewise renowned for her many plastic surgeries.
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Boz Scaggs (born June 8, 1944)
Boz Scaggs (born June 8, 1944): Here’s the lowdown on musician Scaggs: Born William Royce Scaggs, a schoolmate nicknamed him “Bosley,” which got shortened to “Boz.” He was in the Steve Miller Band before going solo. His biggest hits came in the mid-1970s, with the singles “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown.”
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Barbara Bush (born June 8, 1925)
Barbara Bush (born June 8, 1925): Bush is a former first lady, former president’s mother, grandmother to 21 and great-grandmother to 1. She and her beloved English Springer Spaniel Millie “co-wrote” a children’s book that went to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list in 1990.
Johnny Depp (born June 9, 1963)
Johnny Depp ''The Lone Ranger'' film screening, Las Vegas, America - 17 Apr 2013
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Michael J. Fox (born June 9, 1961)
Michael J. Fox (born June 9, 1961): Fox made a name for himself as Alex P. Keaton, the conservative son of liberal parents, on TV’s “Family Ties.” He then starred in the series of “Back to the Future” movies. In 1999 he disclosed he has Parkinson’s disease; he’s since created a foundation to find its cure.
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Natalie Portman (born June 9, 1981)
Natalie Portman (born June 9, 1981): Portman starting acting as a child and became a superstar when she starred in “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.” She was born in Jerusalem, of which she’s said, “That’s where I feel at home.”
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Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986)
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986): The twin Geminis grew up in our living rooms in the long-running TV comedy “Full House.” As they grew into their teens and adulthood, the Olsens became frequent tabloid fodder. They now focus primarily on their fashion businesses.
Tim Allen (born June 13, 1953)
Tim Allen (born June 13, 1953): Comedian and actor Allen played Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor on the TV comedy “Home Improvement” from 1991 to 1999. His movie hits include “The Santa Clause” and the “Toy Story” franchise (he’s the voice of Buzz Lightyear). He currently stars in the ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing.”
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Donald Trump (born June 14, 1946)
Donald Trump (born June 14, 1946): Trump may be the most famous businessperson in the world, with his name emblazoned on his luxury condominiums and hotels. His TV shows “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice” keep him in the public eye, and he’s said to be considering a run for President in 2016.
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Boy George (born June 14, 1961)
Boy George (born June 14, 1961): This glam Gemini is a chameleon, like many others who share his sign. In fact, it was his song “Karma Chameleon” that brought him to fame in the 1980s, as lead singer for his band Culture Club. The ever-changing Boy debuted a new slimmed-down look this year.
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Helen Hunt (born June 15, 1963)
Helen Hunt (born June 15, 1963): America was mad about Helen Hunt when she starred in “Mad About You” from 1992 to 1999. She’s had many memorable film roles as well, in “As Good As It Gets” (for which she won an Oscar), “Cast Away” and last year’s “The Sessions,” in which she played a sex surrogate.
Jim Belushi (born June 15, 1954)
Jim Belushi (born June 15, 1954): Originally best known for being the late comedian John Belushi’s little brother, Jim had success of his own as star of the long-running sitcom “According to Jim.” He has worked steadily in movies and TV, both as an actor and doing voice work.
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Ice Cube (born June 15, 1969)
Ice Cube (born June 15, 1969): Rapper and actor Ice Cube was born O’Shea Jackson. He was a member of N.W.A. and wrote for the group’s 1988 landmark album “Straight Outta Compton.” Ice Cube starred in the movie “Boyz in the Hood” in 1991 and has continued acting and producing for TV and film.
Venus Williams (born June 17, 1980)
Venus Williams (born June 17, 1980): Williams and her sister Serena have dominated women’s tennis since the late 1990s, and they have often played on opposite sides of the net. Venus has seven Grand Slam titles. Aside from tennis, Venus has interior design and fashion businesses.
Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1943)
Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1943): Manilow is a musical Gem who has written some of our times’ most recognizable earworms. If you can’t get “Copacabana” out of your head now, try replacing it with another Manilow ditty, the Band-Aid jingle (“I am stuck on Band-Aid, 'cause Band-Aid's stuck on me!”).
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Newt Gingrich (born June 17, 1943)
Newt Gingrich (born June 17, 1943): Gingrich was a U.S. Representative from Georgia from 1979 until his resignation in 1999. He led the Republican victory in the 1994 congressional election, and served as the Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999. Gingrich ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
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Paul McCartney (born June 18, 1942)
Paul McCartney (born June 18, 1942): Sir Paul is the "most successful composer and recording artist of all time," according to the Guinness World Records, thanks to his songwriting collaboration with John Lennon in the Beatles and his solo work. Now in his 70s, McCartney can still draw tens of thousands to his concerts.
Paula Abdul (born June 19, 1962)
Paula Abdul (born June 19, 1962): Abdul began her career as a choreographer for pop stars (e.g., Janet Jackson) and in film and TV. She then tried her hand at singing and scored numerous hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She returned to the spotlight as a judge on TV’s “American Idol,” from 2002 to 2009.
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Nicole Kidman (born June 20, 1967)
Nicole Kidman (born June 20, 1967): Aussie actress Kidman has had string of memorable roles since her breakthrough in 1989’s “Dead Calm.” She won the Best Actress Academy Award in 2002 for her work in “The Hours.” Her marriage to Tom Cruise (1990-2001) often has garnered her more attention than her acting. She’s now married to country singer Keith Urban.
John Goodman (born June 20, 1952)
John Goodman (born June 20, 1952): Actor Goodman played Dan Conner on TV’s “Roseanne” for 10 years, and he’s been the go-to guy for the Coen Brothers, appearing in “Raising Arizona,” “Barton Fink,” “The Big Lebowski” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” He’s the voice of “Sulley” in the “Monsters Inc.” movies.
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Lionel Richie (born June 20, 1949)
Lionel Richie (born June 20, 1949): Why yes, it is you we’re looking for. Richie was lead singer for The Commodores in the 1960s and ‘70s (that’s him singing “Brick House” and “Three Times a Lady”). He went solo and had a string of chart-topping hits, including “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.”
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Prince William (born June 21, 1982)
Prince William (born June 21, 1982): Princess Diana’s first son was a solstice baby who’s now preparing for his own first child with wife Kate. The royal heir is due in mid-July 2013.
Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949)
Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949): The first lady of American film has been nominated for more Oscars than any other actor (17 and counting) and has won three (for “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Sophie’s Choice,” and “The Iron Lady”).