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August celebrants include presidents, candidates and boomer icons

  • Tony Bennett, 90
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    August 3

    Tony Bennett, 90: The eternally hip jazz crooner, who has sung duets with everyone from Bono to Lady Gaga, left his heart in San Francisco long ago. But Bennett continues to leave his mark on the music world, having just won his 19th Grammy for his latest album, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. As for retirement, he says, “If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.”

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  • Maureen McCormick, 60
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    August 5

    Maureen McCormick, 60: Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. The perky eldest daughter of TV’s The Brady Bunch, the popular family sitcom that aired from 1969 to 1974, is having a landmark birthday. Since the show ended, she has competed in VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club (she won by dropping 34 pounds) and published a tell-all autobiography, Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, in 2008.  

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  • Halle Berry, 50
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    August 14

    Halle Berry, 50: One of the regulars of the X-Men superhero franchise, who remains the only African American actress to have won an Oscar in a leading role (for 2001’s Monster’s Ball), most recently starred in the CBS sci-fi series Extant. Her experience being a Bond girl in 2002’s Die Another Day might come in handy when she shows up next year in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a British secret-agent comedy sequel starring Colin Firth. 

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  • Jimmy Webb, 70
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    August 15

    Jimmy Webb, 70: The Grammy-winning composer’s songs regularly topped the charts in the ’60s and ’70s, including such hits as “Up, Up and Away” by the 5th Dimension, “MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris and “The Worst That Could Happen” for the Brooklyn Bridge. But he is best known for his collaborations with Glen Campbell, including “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston.” A devout Christian, Webb has said of working with the singer: “I think it’s prima facie evidence for the existence of God, because for me to grow up and actually end up working with Glen Campbell is almost unbelievable.”

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    Look at what your future holds if your birthday is between June 21 - July 22. If you're not an Cancer, you will find your sign here.

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  • Robert Redford, 80
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    August 18

    Robert Redford, 80: The Sundance Kid — who won an Oscar for directing 1980’s Ordinary People — hasn’t slowed yet, having recently starred in A Walk in the Woods with Nick Nolte and portraying TV newsman Dan Rather in Truth. His upcoming films include the remake of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon and next year’s sci-fi romance The Discovery. His basic philosophy when it comes to growing older? “I’m not a face-lift person. I am what I am.”

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  • Bill Clinton, 70
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    August 19

    Bill Clinton, 70: Our 42nd president might find himself in a role reversal if wife Hillary becomes the first woman to occupy the Oval Office this coming November. Not that he has been resting on his laurels. After his second term ended in 2001, Clinton has been involved in diplomatic missions, such as overseeing relief for Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Daughter Chelsea has provided her parents with two grandchildren: Charlotte was born in 2014 and Aidan was born in June.

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  • Kim Cattrall, 60
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    August 21

    Kim Cattrall, 60: Her romantically omnivorous PR maven Samantha, a self-described “try-sexual,” was responsible for much of the bedroom action during the six seasons of HBO’s Sex and the City. The English-Canadian actress, who broke out in such ’80s comedy films as Porky’s and Police Academy, has primarily been treading the London stage of late. Of show biz’s ageist leanings, she says, “Talented people are written off once they hit their 50s and 60s. And the saddest thing is, we just get better as we get older.” 

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  • John McCain, 80
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    August 29

    John McCain, 80: The GOP stalwart and Arizona senator since 1987, who lost his presidential bid against Barack Obama in 2008, is a pro at dealing with questions about his age. His go-to reply: “I’m older than dirt. I’ve got more scars than Frankenstein, but I’ve learned a few things along the way.” But we prefer the short-and-sweet quip he once told Jay Leno: “My Social Security number is 8.” 

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