Famous birthdays for Jan. 17: James Earl Jones, Betty White

By UPI Staff  |  Jan. 17, 2018 at 3:00 AM
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Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn.

They include:

-- American statesman, scientist and author Benjamin Franklin in 1706

-- Author Anne Bronte in 1820

-- British statesman David Lloyd George in 1863

-- U.S. gangster Al Capone in 1899

-- English novelist Nevil Shute in 1899

-- Actor Betty White in 1922 (age 96)

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-- Singer Eartha Kitt in 1927

-- Beauty specialist Vidal Sassoon in 1928

-- Actor James Earl Jones in 1931 (age 87)

-- Puppeteer Shari Lewis in 1933

-- Talk show host Maury Povich in 1939 (age 79)

-- Olympic gold medal-winning runner Kipchoge Keino in 1940 (age 78)

-- Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali in 1942

-- Comedian Andy Kaufman in 1949

-- Former Rolling Stones member Mick Taylor in 1949 (age 69)

-- Musician Steve Earle in 1955 (age 63)

-- Comedian Steve Harvey in 1957 (age 61)

-- Comic actor Jim Carrey in 1962 (age 56)

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-- Writer Sebastian Junger in 1962 (age 56)

-- Rapper Lil Jon, born Jonathan Smith, in 1971 (age 47)

-- Singer Kid Rock in 1971 (age 47)

-- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama in 1964 (age 54)

-- Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy in 1980 (age 38)

-- Actor Zooey Deschanel in 1980 (age 38)

-- Rapper Ray J, born William Ray Norwood, in 1981 (age 37)

-- Pro basketball star Dwyane Wade in 1982 (age 36)

-- DJ Calvin Harris in 1984 (age 34)

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