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Celebrity Birthdays in July

Helen Mirren, Jimmy Smits and Debbie Harry celebrate big ones this month

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    July 1

    En español | Debbie Harry, 70: The iconic lead singer for the punk-pop band Blondie rose to fame in the late ’70s. (Remember “Heart of Glass”?) Harry has hardly slowed down since those “Rapture”-ous ’80s and is currently on tour with Blondie and, for some shows, Melissa Etheridge.

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    July 9

    Jimmy Smits, 60: The L.A. Law heartthrob played a seductive pimp on the FX crime drama Sons of Anarchy, which wrapped up last year. The bad-guy roles continue: He’s been cast as an ex-gang member on death row in a film called The Art of Living.

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    July 9

    Dean Koontz, 70: The author has sold some 450 million books, with Midnight starting his streak of New York Times No. 1 hardcover best-sellers in 1989. His popular Odd Thomas series ended this year with Saint Odd, but expect a new thriller, Ashley Bell, in January.

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    July 17

    Diahann Carroll, 80: She’s known for her diva role as Dominique Deveraux on TV’s Dynasty in the 1980s, but before joining the soap, she broke new ground for African American actresses by starring in her own series, Julia, from 1968-71.

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    July 17

    Donald Sutherland, 80: The prolific actor has had roles in everything from the 1970 film MASH to 2012’s The Hunger Games and its sequels. Sutherland was a fan of the book series and lobbied the director to play the corrupt President Snow.

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    July 22

    Willem Dafoe, 60: Dafoe is famous for playing some weird characters, such as the freaky ex-marine in 1990’s Wild at Heart and the Green Goblin in 2002’s Spider-Man. Up next, he’ll costar with Matt Damon in The Great Wall, currently filming in China.

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    July 26

    Jeremy Piven, 50: He’s the star of the PBS period drama Mr. Selfridge, but he’s probably best known for his Emmy-winning performance as Hollywood agent Ari Gold on HBO’s Entourage. Piven also costars in the movie version that hit theaters last month.

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    July 26

    Helen Mirren, 70: She’s classy enough to be entirely convincing as the Queen of England and skilled enough to ace any other role she takes on. Next she’s set to star as a military intelligence officer in an upcoming thriller called Eye in the Sky.

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    July 31

    J.K. Rowling, 50: She once was a single mom on welfare with an idea for a book about a boy wizard. Now she’s a world-famous gazillionaire who’s working on a Harry Potter spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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(Video) Gemini Monthly Horoscope for June 2015: In this astrological monthly forecast, Kelli Fox, The Astrologer says: "The New Moon on the 16th is ideal for getting a makeover, spa treatment or cosmetic procedure. This is also a great opportunity to update your wardrobe."

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