Famous January Birthdays

Famous January Birthdays
Famous January Birthdays, January marks the start of the new year and birthdays for an astronaut, an artist and a former vice president. Check out these and other celebrities who celebrate turning one year older at the start of 2012.
Buzz Aldrin


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Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon  after Neil Armstrong in 1969. An officer in the U.S. Air Force, he was part of the crew in both the Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 missions.
Muhammad Ali

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Former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali  was nicknamed "The Greatest" because of his impressive win record  Though diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984, he continues his humanitarian efforts and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.
Mikhail Baryshnikov


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Dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov began his dance career in the former U.S.S.R. with the Kirov Ballet before defecting to the United States, where he performed  with the New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. He earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in "The Turning Point," and was more recently recognized as one of Carrie Bradshaw's love interests in the television series "Sex and the City."
Mary J. Blige

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Grammy Award-winner Mary J. Blige started her career on a high note with her successful first album "What's the 411?" in 1992. She continues to record and perform  with her latest album released in November.
Kate Bosworth

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Kate Bosworth's  background in horse riding helped earn her first movie role in "The Horse Whisperer." She continued her film career with widely varied roles in "Blue Crush," "Wonderland" and "Superman Returns" among others.
David Bowie

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British glam rocker David Bowie saw a rise to fame with his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, which he followed with several decades of hit songs . He married this supermodel in 1992.
Drew Brees

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NFL quarterback  Drew Brees  led his team to Super Bowl XLIV, where he won the MVP award. He published his first book "Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity" in 2010.
Dick Cheney

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney  first worked in the White House during the Nixon administration and served in various roles in Washington, including a 10-year run in the U.S. House of Representatives  He took a brief hiatus from public office and served as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company
Katie Couric


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Television journalist Katie Couric  earned her nickname "America's Sweetheart" as co-anchor on "Today" She left "Today" after 15 years to anchor "CBS Evening News.” She stepped down as anchor in May and currently has plans to host a daytime talk show with an air date in September 2012.
Paula Deen

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Queen of Southern cooking, Paula Deen serves up her bubbly personality and cooking tips on her Food Network show "Paula's Home Cooking" . You can try your hand at her cuisine with the help of her cookbooks
Ellen DeGeneres

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Comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres added talk show host to her resume with her popular daytime show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" . She married actress Portia de Rossi in 2008
Placido Domingo

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World-renowned tenor Placido Domingo  was part of the famous trio The Three Tenors . He has had a successful solo career and currently serves as general director for the Los Angeles Opera
George Foreman

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Former two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman won his second title despite being 19 years older than his opponent ( He credited his comeback with healthy eating, which led to his role as the spokesperson for the George Foreman grill
Stephen Hawking

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Theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking  achieved fame outside academia with his best-selling book "A Brief History of Time," among other works of popular science. In 2007 he participated in a zero-gravity flight, becoming the first quadriplegic to take the flight
Etta James


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Blues singer  Etta James  is best known for her hit "At Last" but has had hits in the R&B, jazz, rock and gospel genres . She discusses her troubled past in her autobiography, "Rage to Survive"
January Jones

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Best known for her role as Betty Draper on "Mad Men," January Jones  has appeared in a string of movies, most recently in "X-Men: First Class." She welcomed a son in September.
Thomas Kinkade

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Artist Thomas Kinkade  has popularized his artwork through mass production and marketing. His use of light in beautiful, serene settings is frequently seen in merchandise such as greeting cards and calendars
Frank Langella

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Film actor Frank Langella  got his start on the stage, and one of his most memorable roles transitioned into a popular movie . His impressive career has garnered him several awards and nominations, including an Oscar nomination for his leading role in "Frost/Nixon.
Bill Maher

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Comedian Bill Maherdiscusses social and political issues in a satirical format on his talk show "Real Time with Bill Maher" . He also makes frequent appearances as a commentator for several cable news shows and was a regular guest on "Larry King Live"
Eli Manning

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NFL quarterback  Eli Manning  was the Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl XLII in 2008. He has appeared in several commercials for Oreo cookies (watch the commercials) with his brother, Peyton, and other athletes.
Sarah McLachlan


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Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan is a Grammy Award-winning artist best known for her soulful ballads . She founded Lilith Fair, a music festival that features women, in 1997.
Sarah McLachlan

When is her birthday?

Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan  is a Grammy Award-winning artist best known for her soulful ballads . She founded Lilith Fair, a music festival that features women, in 1997.
Michelle Obama

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First Lady Michelle Obama travels the country to advance her platform, "Let's Move," to end childhood obesity. In an effort to promote healthy eating, she has planted a vegetable garden at the White House
Julia Ormond

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Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Ormond captured the hearts of her fans with roles in "First Knight" and "Sabrina," among others. She is actively involved in Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS and efforts to end human trafficking
Albert Pujols

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MLB first baseman and power hitter Albert Pujols  spent his entire professional career with the St. Louis Cardinals until his recent move to the Anaheim Angels
Vidal Sassoon

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British hairstylist Vidal Sassoon made his line of hair care productsa household name with his commercial slogan "If you don't look good, we don't look good." "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie," a biographical documentary, premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Howard Stern

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“Shock jock” Howard Stern  hosts a long-running, highly popular and highly controversial radio talk show, “The Howard Stern Show,” which now airs on Sirius XM Radio. He authored two best-selling books, “Miss America” and “Private Parts,”  which was turned into a film.
Dwyane Wade

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NBA superstar Dwyane Wade has built a successful career with the Miami Heat  including two trips to the NBA finals. An active philanthropist, he started Wade’s World Foundation to support at-risk children.

Oprah Winfrey


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Queen of media, Oprah Winfrey rocketed to the top of the daytime talk shows with her top-rated and long-running hit "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which ended in May after 25 years of syndication. She is also an Academy Award-nominated actress (for what movie?) and publisher of her self-titled magazine, "O, The Oprah Magazine."
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