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March 1: Daniel Craig, 50
Craig, the ninth official James Bond, has confirmed that he will appear in his fifth and final film in the durable movie franchise, next year’s Bond 25. The English actor has been married to actress Rachel Weisz since 2011; they met when they were cast as costars in the film Dream House.
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March 5: Fred Williamson, 80
This charismatic 6-foot-3 AFL/NFL defensive back, whose on-field aggression earned him the nickname “The Hammer,” played in the first Super Bowl in 1967 for the Kansas City Chiefs. He later headlined a string of popular “Blaxploitation” action films in the ’70s, including Hammer, and still shows up in small roles on TV and in movies.
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March 10: Sharon Stone, 60
Hollywood’s reigning femme fatale in the '90s, Stone faced the wrath of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall and earned an Oscar nomination as the alcoholic wife of a Vegas mobster (Robert De Niro) in Casino, among other memorable roles. She next plays a fashion designer in the comedy All I Wish, opening on March 30.
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March 12: James Taylor, 70
Over the course of his nearly 50-year career, this silky-voiced balladeer has seen fire and has seen rain — along with 100 million copies of his albums sold. His summer tour with Bonnie Raitt kicks off in May.
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March 20: Holly Hunter, 60
Hunter is one of 11 actors to be nominated for supporting and lead Oscars in the same year. She was up for her secondary role in 1993’s The Firm but won for her performance as a mute woman sold into marriage in the wilds of New Zealand in The Piano. She and Tim Robbins head the cast of HBO’s offbeat new dramedy Here and Now.
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March 22: Wolf Blitzer, 70
If CNN viewers had a dollar for each time this news anchor has announced, “We have breaking news,” they’d be rich by now. Blitzer, who became a household name while covering the first Gulf War in Kuwait, has said that when deciding which stories to cover, his rule of thumb is: “If I am interested or intrigued by something, others will be as well.”
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March 22: Andrew Lloyd Webber, 70
Why do this English impresario’s theatrical musicals have such staying power? A combo of pop pizzazz (skating actors in Starlight Express), sentimental hooks ("Memory" from Cats) and spectacle (Phantom of the Opera’s crashing chandelier). Barbra Streisand and Donny Osmond are among those singing on a tribute album, Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked, out March 16.
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March 26: Steven Tyler, 70
Dream on, indeed. This Aerosmith front man was last seen in a Super Bowl ad driving a Kia Stinger backward — and aging in reverse. But the singer doesn’t want to miss a thing when it comes to being a granddad of four, ages 9 months to 13, the children of daughters Liv and Mia.
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March 30: Celine Dion, 50
This French-Canadian songstress has a unique way of staying in touch with her late husband and manager, René Angélil, whom she lost to cancer in 2016: Before each concert she shakes a bronze replica of his hand. She has said that her 50th birthday celebration will be low-key — a day off with her sons René-Charles, 17, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 7, perhaps bowling or seeing a movie.
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