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Celebrity Milestone Birthdays in May

Brooke Shields, Todd Bridges and Pete Townshend celebrate big ones this month

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    May 6

    En español | Bob Seger, 70: Grizzled and silver-haired — but still “Like a Rock” — Seger and the Silver Bullet Band packed arenas on their recent “Ride Out” tour. One admiring critic said, “He’s built to last.”  

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    May 10

    Linda Evangelista, 50: The supermodel (who once declared, “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day”) recently said of aging, “While I am happy to get older, I still want to look good. I don’t want to look younger, just good.”

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    May 12

    Yogi Berra, 90: The beloved Yankee is famous for his Yogi-isms (“It's like déjà vu all over again”). His granddaughter posted a new one during the New England Patriots’ ball-inflation flap: "If you're going to cheat, it's better if you don't get caught."

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    May 16

    Debra Winger, 60: The Terms of Endearment actress recently appeared as Rebecca in Lifetime’s Biblical miniseries The Red Tent. She’s been married to the actor/director Arliss Howard for almost 20 years.

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    May 17

    Todd Bridges, 50: Bearing the common curse of the child star, Bridges will be forever known for his youthful role as Arnold’s big brother Willis on the comedy Diff’rent Strokes. His 2010 memoir is called Killing Willis.

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    May 17

    Trent Reznor, 50: The Nine Inch Nails musician won an Oscar, with collaborator Atticus Ross, for their The Social Network score. He’s also now an Apple employee — hired to help redesign the company’s Beats Music service.

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    May 17

    Bill Paxton, 60: His polygamist character on HBO’s Big Love (2006-2011) spent much of his time trying to placate his three often-dissatisfied wives. This month he’s Sam Houston on the History Channel’s eight-hour miniseries Texas Rising.

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    May 19

    Pete Townsend, 70: The legendary guitarist is in the midst of “The Who Hits 50!” anniversary tour. Townshend’s also set to release an orchestral version of the band’s classic rock album  Quadrophenia.  

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    May 24

    John C. Reilly, 50: He’s in lots of goofy comedies (think Step Brothers), but also has appeared in other kinds of films, including the musical Chicago and the drama The Hours. For kicks, Reilly leads a band that plays old-time folk music.

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    May 24

    Rosanne Cash, 60: When she won three Grammys this year, including Best Americana Album for The River & the Thread, Cash quoted Ray Charles: “You’re a better singer at 50 than you are at 30, because your whole life shows up in your voice.”

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    May 28

    John Fogerty, 70: This month the rocker kicks off his “1969” world tour, singing tunes from his days as Creedence Clearwater Revival’s frontman. His memoir, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, hits shelves in October.

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    May 31

    Brooke Shields, 50: The Suddenly Susan star, once famous for having nothing between herself and her Calvins, is upbeat about her age: “I’m going to be hitting that big, beautiful birthday,” she said recently on Today. “I'm so excited.”

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