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Michael Jordan, Travis Tritt, Yoko Ono and other celebs turning 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90

50: Travis Tritt, Feb. 9

The Grammy-winning, goateed Georgian started out on the honky-tonk circuit, then rose to country music stardom with a baddish-boy image and a long list of hits, including "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)." Tritt is touring across the South this winter.

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50: Michael Jordan, Feb. 17

His Airness may well be the greatest basketball player of all time, ruling the NBA from 1984 to 2003 (minus a few brief retirements, including a try at baseball in the mid-'90s). A few years ago the king of product-endorsement deals bought his own team, the Charlotte Bobcats.

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50: Seal, Feb. 19

Soulful, bald and British, the son of Nigerian and Brazilian parents won three awards at the Grammys in 1996 for his megahit "Kiss From a Rose." He and supermodel Heidi Klum recently called it quits after seven years of marriage and three children.

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50: Charles Barkley, Feb. 20

Sometimes referred to as "the Round Mound of Rebound," the 6-foot-6 Barkley is another basketball icon, starting with Philly in '84 and retiring in 2000 from the Houston Rockets. Now an analyst on TNT's Inside the NBA, he's toyed with the idea of running for governor of Alabama.

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50: William Baldwin, Feb. 21

He's probably steamed to be known best these days as Alec's brother, but the third-born of the four cute Baldwin Brothers has had a respectable acting career himself, recently with TV roles on Gossip Girl and Hawaii Five-O. "Billy" (as he's also known) and wife Chynna Phillips have three kids.

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60: Mary Steenburgen, Feb. 8

Steenburgen (who's married to Ted Danson and is pals with Bill and Hillary Clinton) has been in films as varied as Philadelphia and Parenthood. She plays a lounge singer in the upcoming movie Last Vegas, with Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas all jockeying for her affections.

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60: Michael Bolton, Feb. 26

Fun fact: The soft-rock balladeer once sang in a heavy-metal band called Blackjack. He later had success as a singer-songwriter, winning a Grammy for "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You." Bolton (now shorn of the long curly locks) has just released an autobiography, The Soul of It All.

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70: Blythe Danner, Feb. 3

The Tony Award winner played Robert De Niro's wife in Meet the Parents and Will's mom on the TV series Will & Grace. She's the real mom to star Gwyneth Paltrow and grandma to her daughter's memorably named offspring, Moses and Apple.

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70: Joe Pesci, Feb. 9

He's a pro at playing both psychotic gangsters (think Goodfellas and Casino) and goofy comic sidekicks. His next project doesn't sound like much of a stretch: He's reportedly working with director Martin Scorsese on a film about the Mob hit on Jimmy Hoffa.

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70: David Geffen, Feb. 21

The Brooklyn-raised son of Soviet immigrants became a millionaire in his 20s and then a billionaire record and movie industry exec. He's been called the most powerful gay person in America (who once dated Cher, incidentally), and one of the most powerful people in Hollywood.

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80: Kim Novak, Feb. 13

Billed as the "hot-blooded blonde," Novak was a sultry presence in the 1950s in movies such as PicnicVertigo and Middle of the Night. But her bubble of fame deflated quickly, as she wistfully told a reporter a few years ago: "I feel bad that my talent got … lost, sometimes."

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80: Yoko Ono, Feb. 18

John Lennon's muse is still into experimental art and peace activism. She's launched a project to capture the smiles of everyone in the world. In January she bought an ad in the New York Times with just the words "IMAGINE PEACE," which is also the name of her website,


90: Liz Smith, Feb. 2

Smith called her memoir Dishing: Great Dish  and Dishes  From America's Most Beloved Gossip Columnist. She may be beloved by readers, but not by the celebs she skewered (ask Donald Trump) in the New York Daily News and other outlets. She now blogs for

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90: Chuck Yeager, Feb. 13

He's the legendary pilot with the West Virginia drawl and the coolest résumé around: a World War II ace who in 1947 became the first person to fly faster than sound. Yeager broke the sound barrier again last year at 89 above the Mojave Desert on the 65th anniversary of his feat.

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