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Celebrity Milestone Birthdays in January

Patrick Dempsey, Dolly Parton and Alan Alda celebrate major dates this month

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    January 3

    En españolMel Gibson, 60: Though the Braveheart star’s reputation is less stellar these days, he’s still a Hollywood player. Lately he’s been working in Australia, directing a WWII movie, Hacksaw Ridge.

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    January 5

    Diane Keaton, 70: In the Dec. 2015/Jan. 2016 issue of AARP The Magazine, the actress discusses her obsession with renovating houses. “It’s a fantasy of [creating] a different you,” explains Keaton, who’s refurbished at least 12 homes.

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  • Chris Pizzello/AP

    January 11

    Naomi Judd, 70: The country star reunited with daughter Wynonna in October for nine shows in Las Vegas, thrilling concertgoers who loved them as the Judds. Alas, Wynonna said in an interview that it was her mom’s “last twirl.”

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  • Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

    January 11

    Patrick Dempsey, 50: He starred as neurosurgeon Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy until he was killed off in 2014. The many fans who’ve begged for his return can see him this fall in the movie Bridget Jones’s Baby.  

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    January 19

    Dolly Parton, 70: The country music icon’s impoverished 1950s childhood — she grew up in a one-room cabin in rural Tennessee — was depicted in the NBC film Coat of Many Colors. Parton was played by the adorable Alyvia Alyn Lind, 8.

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  • Jordan Strauss/AP

    January 21

    Geena Davis, 60: Famous for her role as Thelma in the 1991 classic Thelma & Louise, the actress is now set to costar in the sci-fi film Marjorie Prime, with John Hamm playing a holographic re-creation of her father (seriously). 

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  • Scott Roth/AP

    January 28

    Alan Alda, 80: The M*A*S*H icon and big-time science buff has been married to his wife, Arlene, for nearly 60 years. They’ve joked that the secret to their longevity is forgetfulness.

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  • Chris McKay/Getty Images

    January 28

    John Lydon, 60: To many, he’s better known as Johnny Rotten, lead singer of the hugely influential late-’70s British punk band the Sex Pistols. Now an American (he never did like the queen), Lydon recently published his second memoir, Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored.

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