En español | At age 8, this child actor became forever known as the Beaver, thanks to the 1957-63 sitcom Leave It to Beaver, whose reruns have kept it on the air ever since. Lately, he makes appearances with his TV brother, Wally (Tony Dow), and is a vocal advocate for others living with diabetes.
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June 7: James Ivory, 90
As one-half of the filmmaking team of Merchant Ivory Productions, Ivory directed tony period pieces in the '80s and '90s such as A Room With a View, Howards End and The Remains of the Day — earning three Academy Award nominations, but no wins. Then earlier this year, at 89, he became the oldest Oscar winner ever for his adapted screenplay for Call Me by Your Name.
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June 15: Wade Boggs, 60
The Hall of Famer third baseman spent most of his 18-year baseball career with the Boston Red Sox, but he also helped the Yankees win the 1996 World Series and got his 3,000th hit — a home run — with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Boggs was known for his rituals, including waking up each morning at the same time and eating chicken before every game. Boggs once even published a cookbook called "Fowl Tips: My Favorite Chicken Recipes."
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June 15: Keenen Ivory Wayans, 60
The comedian made a name for himself and his siblings with the Emmy-winning 1990s TV sketch show In Living Color, which aired on Fox for five seasons. He would go on to direct the first two films in the Scary Movie spoof franchise. This summer, Wayans will join his fellow ILC alums — brother Shawn, Tommy Davidson and David Alan Grier — on the "Off Color Comedy Tour."
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June 16: Joyce Carol Oates, 80
This prolific award-winning American writer of novels, essays and short stories has published just about every year since her first book, "With Shuddering Fall," arrived in 1964. Next up: a dystopian novel called "Hazards of Time Travel," on shelves this November.
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June 19: Phylicia Rashad, 70
Rashad has enough Broadway credits to fill an entire Playbill. But for kids who grew up with The Cosby Show for eight seasons on NBC, she will always be known as Clair Huxtable, the sensible and serene lawyer and mom of five. Fans of the Fox series Empire caught her in the role of wealthy matriarch Diana DuBois on the show last year.
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June 20: Robert Rodriguez, 50
This brash Texas native redefined low-budget filmmaking in 1992, when his $7,000 shoot-'em-up El Mariachi took the Sundance Film Festival by storm and spawned a trilogy that includes 1995’s Desperado and 2003’s Once Upon a Time in Mexico. The writer-director-producer, whose other franchises include Spy Kids and Sin City, has a new movie, Alita: Battle Angel, due in December.
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June 23: Clarence Thomas, 70
The second black Supreme Court justice after Thurgood Marshall originally wanted to become a priest. Instead, Thomas became the first member of his family to attend college and earned a law degree from Yale. He held several positions in the Reagan administration before George H.W. Bush nominated him to take over Marshall’s seat in 1991. He rarely speaks his mind to the media or in front of his fellow justices.
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June 28: Kathy Bates, 70
Bates became a force in 1990s Hollywood, winning an Oscar for her unforgettable role as Annie Wilkes, a crazed fan who kidnaps and abuses an author in the 1990 film Misery, based on the novel by Stephen King. She has several projects in the works, including a role in On the Basis of Sex, an upcoming film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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June 29: Fred Grandy, 70
The Harvard grad (second from right) is famous for playing Gopher, the likable cruise ship purser, for nine seasons on The Love Boat. He later served four terms as a congressman for his home state of Iowa and came close to being its governor in 1994. He still puts on his acting hat sometimes, including last year when he popped up as a priest on General Hospital.