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Celebrity Milestone Birthdays in May

Janet Jackson, Cher, Reggie Jackson and others celebrate their milestones

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    May 2

    En españolEngelbert Humperdinck, 80: The crooner certainly chose a more memorable stage name than the one he was born with: Arnold George Dorsey. He still performs often and has said that to relax he likes to ride through the hills of L.A. on his Harley.

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  • Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/AP

    May 9

    Candice Bergen, 70: She was a model, then a movie actress before taking on her Emmy-winning role as Murphy Brown in 1988. In her very frank 2015 memoir, A Fine Romance, Bergen described herself as a “champion eater… No carb is safe.”

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    May 13

    Darius Rucker, 50: The former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish went solo as a country singer in 2008. He’s started work on a new album and next month kicks off his “Good for a Good Time Tour.”

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    May 16

    Janet Jackson, 50: Back in the spotlight after a quiet period following her brother Michael’s death, the pop star was on a high-energy tour promoting her latest album, Unbreakable. But in early April, she suddenly postponed her tour, and in early May she announced she was expecting a baby with her husband, billionaire Wissam Al Mana.

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    May 17

    Sugar Ray Leonard, 60: This month the boxing great hosts his annual fundraiser in Hollywood for his pediatric diabetes foundation, which supports diabetes research and awareness. The boxing event is called “Big Fighters, Big Cause.”

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  • Tony Farlow/AP

    May 18

    Reggie Jackson, 70: Yes, the legendary right fielder known as Mr. October played for several teams, but he still calls himself a Yankee. He’s said that the Bronx Bombers have “set the standard for all to aspire to become.”

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    May 20

    Cher, 70: Once half of Sonny & Cher (“I Got You Babe”), she went on to earn Grammy, Emmy and Academy awards, as well as the nickname “The Goddess of Pop.” Cher’s become a big Tweeter, using lots of SHOUTY CAPS and smiley faces.

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    May 26

    Helena Bonham Carter, 50: The English actress is a natural in quirky roles—think Marla in Fight Club—but she first found fame in period films like 1985’s A Room With a View. Catch her as the Red Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass, out this month.

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