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Celebrity Birthdays in October

Bill Gates, Julie Andrews and Henry Winkler celebrate big ones this month

  • October Milestone Birthdays, Julie Andrews
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    October 1

    Julie Andrews, 80: The star of The Sound of Music was feted in Hollywood this year as the film turned the Big 5-Oh. She’s now set to direct a Sydney production of My Fair Lady — the show she starred in on Broadway in 1956.

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, Don McLean
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    October 2

    Don McLean, 70: His 1971 hit “American Pie” “changed my life,” he said a few months ago — soon after selling his original handwritten lyrics at auction for $1.2 million. But the music hasn’t died: McLean’s on tour in Europe this fall.

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, Yo-Yo Ma
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    October 7

    Yo-Yo Ma, 60: The esteemed cellist has won 17 Grammys, not to mention countless other awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His new classical album, recorded with pianist Kathryn Stott, is Songs From the Arc of Life.

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, Steve Coogan
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    October 14

    Steve Coogan, 50: A longtime comedy star in Britain — famous for his fictional deejay character Alan Partridge — Coogan made his big debut across the pond when he costarred with Judy Dench in the 2013 drama Philomena.

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, Jim Palmer
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    October 15

    Jim Palmer, 70: The Baltimore Orioles’ star pitcher for 19 years, Palmer (whose nickname is Cakes, for his pregame pancake breakfasts) also found fame as an underwear model. Now he’s an announcer for Orioles games, and big on Twitter: @jim22palmer.

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, Angela Lansbury
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    October 16

    Angela Lansbury, 90: The actress who played sleuth Jessica Fletcher in TV’s Murder She Wrote won an Olivier Award this year for her role in the London stage production Blithe Spirit. She said she’s “feeling like a million dollars.”

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, John Lithgow
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    October 19

    John Lithgow, 70: His long career has been jam-packed with projects on Broadway, TV and the big screen. He’s had lots of supporting roles (Interstellar, Footloose), but is set to star as Winston Churchill in the upcoming Netflix series The Crown.

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, Jaclyn Smith
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    October 26

    Jaclyn Smith, 70: The well-coiffed brunette (Kelly) on TV’s Charlie’s Angels, Smith launched her own clothing line for Kmart in 1985. While celebrating the line’s 30th anniversary this year, she said the key to her aging beautifully is “being loved.”

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, Jami Gertz
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    October 28

    Jami Gertz, 50: Her early roles included semiclassic ’80s films such as Less Than Zero and The Lost Boys. More recently, she starred in the ABC comedy The Neighbors, about a family who lives in a community of quirky extraterrestrials.

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, Bill Gates
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    October 28

    Bill Gates, 60: The college dropout who created the software company Microsoft is the world’s richest man and arguably its most influential philanthropist. He’s said that he hopes to have helped eradicate polio by 2019 and malaria by 2040.

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, Henry Winkler

    October 30

    Henry Winkler, 70: “Fonzie” on TV’s Happy Days stars in the British kids show Hank Zipzer (based on Winkler’s book series) and appears in the Adult Swim network’s Childrens Hospital. A few new generations of fans now think he’s cool. Aaaaaay!

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  • October Milestone Birthdays, Robert Caro
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    October 30

    Robert Caro, 80: He wrote The Power Broker, the awe-inspiring, Pulitzer-winning doorstop biography about New York urban planner Robert Moses. Caro’s fans now await the fifth and final volume of his opus on Lyndon Johnson.

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