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June 3: Jill Biden, 70
The former second lady of the United States is now first lady, with an agenda of her own that focuses on education, cancer research and support for military families. Biden also made history by keeping her outside paying job as a teacher — the first FLOTUS to do so. As she has said, “Education doesn't just make us smarter. It makes us whole.”
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June 5: Suze Orman, 70
This personal finance guru, best-selling author, two-time Emmy winner, and podcaster first found fame on CNBC's The Suze Orman Show, which aired from 2002 to 2015. She's written money stories for AARP, with frank retirement planning advice that includes: Live below your means, use Roth accounts, think about downsizing, and reconsider subsidizing adult children. “I see a lot of you enabling your children to avoid pushing themselves to self-sufficiency,” she wrote last year.
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June 5: Mark Wahlberg, 50
The rapper formerly known as Marky Mark overcame drug abuse, violent outbursts and legal woes to become one of Hollywood's most successful leading men, with memorable roles such as porn star Dirk Diggler in 1997's Boogie Nights. His new pandemic-set HBO Max reality show Wahl Street revels in his mogul status, with an empire that includes burger and gym chains, lines of clothing and high-performance water.
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June 8: Bonnie Tyler, 70
This husky-voiced Welsh belter came to prominence when her 1978 ballad “It's a Heartache” reached No. 3 on Billboard's U.S. Hot 100. In the ‘80s, Tyler earned more acclaim with the 1983 knockout No. 1 single “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Holding Out for a Hero” from the soundtrack for the 1984 film musical Footloose. She released a new album, The Best Is Yet to Come, in February, intending it to lift listeners’ spirits during the pandemic: “Music can lighten our load and is always my personal retreat,” she said in the album announcement.
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June 9: Michael J. Fox, 60
Some 35 years since the actor first played the time-traveling Marty McFly in Back to the Future, Fox came out with a poignant memoir last year, No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality. He's frank about health challenges he's faced since his Parkinson's disease diagnosis at age 29 — though he tempers that sober reality with the appealing humor and gratitude that have brought him so many admirers through the years. He's been married to actress Tracy Pollan, who played his girlfriend on Family Ties, since 1988.
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June 9: Aaron Sorkin, 60
This versatile screenwriter, producer and director was behind such acclaimed TV projects as The West Wing and The Newsroom that earned him six writing Emmys. He also has done such notable films as A Few Good Men, The American President, Moneyball and The Social Network. After his most recent cinematic success, The Trial of the Chicago 7, he's moved on to his next project, Being the Ricardos, starring Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz. The film focuses on one week of shooting the TV sitcom I Love Lucy.
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June 14: Boy George, 60
This soulful British lead singer for the pop band Culture Club, whose androgynous fashion sense stood out in MTV music videos, scored ‘80s hits “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.” He went solo in the ‘90s and overcame a drug addiction by turning to Buddhism. He told the British TV host Jonathan Ross that he plans to drop 60 new songs in honor of his birthday, adding, “As I've gotten older, I've started to like myself more and I've sort of become a gentler person and more compassionate.” His early birthday gift? An upcoming biopic focused on his life called Karma Chameleon.
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June 14: Marla Gibbs, 90
This funny lady has been entertaining us for five decades now, most notably as the outspoken maid Florence Johnston for 11 seasons on CBS's The Jeffersons, the source of her five Emmy nominations for supporting actress. Gibbs starred in and coproduced her own NBC sitcom, 227, for five seasons, playing a gossipy housewife who lives in a D.C. apartment filled with colorful characters. She remains in high demand doing guest spots on series ranging from Scandal to This Is Us, and has said, “I don't have any intention of retiring from anything."
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June 28: Elon Musk, 50
When it was announced that Elon Musk, the mega-rich CEO of Tesla Inc. and the founder of SpaceX, would host NBC's Saturday Night Live on May 8, some cast members took to social media to voice their displeasure — Musk has expressed some dicey opinions about COVID-19, including questioning social distancing and vaccines. But he proved to be a good sport on the show, where he revealed he has Asperger's syndrome, and said, “To anyone who's been offended, I just want to say I reinvented electric cars and I'm sending people to Mars in a rocket ship. Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?”
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