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Celebrity Birthdays in September

Bryan Ferry, Jessye Norman and Jerry Lee Lewis celebrate big ones this month

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    September 3

    Charlie Sheen, 50: Sheen, the star of Anger Management and Two and a Half Men (and, of course, son of Martin), is infamous for his short temper, attempts at rehab and wild ways. When asked about his “epic” partying, he explained, “I have one gear: Go.”

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    September 11

    Moby, 50: The innovative master of electronic dance music was first embraced by mainstream music fans when his album Play came out in 1999. Lately he’s been focused on the fall opening of his organic vegan bistro, Little Pine, in Los Angeles.

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    September 15

    Jessye Norman, 70: The soprano’s 2014 memoir, Stand Up Straight and Sing!, details how she grew up in Georgia and went on to become a world-renowned opera star. She’s said of her success: “I say to myself as often as I can, ‘You lucky duck.’ ”

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    September 17

    Phil Jackson, 70: Now president of the New York Knicks, the legendary NBA coach previously led the Chicago Bulls to six league championships and the L.A. Lakers to five. The “Zen Master,” as some call him, is known for his uncanny ability to motivate players.

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    September 21

    Cheryl Hines, 50: A fan favorite as Larry David’s fictional long-suffering wife (and ex-wife) on Curb Your Enthusiasm, the actress costars in the upcoming film Christmas Eve — a comedy about New Yorkers trapped in elevators during a power outage.

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    September 25

    Scottie Pippen, 50: The former Chicago Bulls champ has been in the news recently for his Instagram feud with ex-L.A. Laker Shaquille O’Neal (over whether the Lakers would beat the Bulls).

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    September 26

    Bryan Ferry, 70: The British singer was cool in the ’70s and ’80s, known for seductive tunes such as “More Than This” with Roxy Music and, as a solo act, “Slave to Love.” He offers his trademark smooth style on his 14th album, Avonmore.

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    September 29

    Jerry Lee Lewis, 80: The famed “Great Balls of Fire” singer (aka the “Killer”) still has a whole lotta shakin’ going on. Married to wife No. 7, he recently said that he plans to “keep rocking and rolling if God blesses me as he has.”

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    September 30

    Johnny Mathis, 80: A four-CD box set of his songs — including “Chances Are” and “Wonderful! Wonderful!” — hits stores this month, but it’s hardly a finale for the enduring crooner. He told a reporter in July, “I’ll sing till I die.”

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