Famous birthdays for May 25: Octavia Spencer, Ian McKellen

By UPI Staff  |  May 25, 2018 at 3:00 AM
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May 25 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini.

They include:

-- Poet/philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1803

-- YMCA leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate John Mott in 1865

-- Dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in 1878

-- Aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky in 1889

-- Humorist and publisher Bennett Cerf in 1898

-- Actor Claude Akins in 1926

-- Spy novelist Robert Ludlum in 1927

-- Opera singer Beverly Sills (born Belle Miriam Silverman) in 1929

-- Basketball Hall of Fame member K.C. Jones in 1932 (age 86)

-- Canadian writer W.P. Kinsella in 1935

-- Actor Dixie Carter in 1939

-- Actor Ian McKellen in 1939 (age 79)

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-- Singer/actor Leslie Uggams in 1943 (age 75)

-- Singer Jessi Colter in 1943 (age 75)

-- Frank Oz (born Richard Frank Oznowicz), director/actor/puppeteer, in 1944 (age 74)

-- Actor Karen Valentine in 1947 (age 71)

-- Actor Connie Sellecca in 1955 (age 63)

-- Comedian/actor Mike Myers in 1963 (age 55)

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-- Actor Anne Heche in 1969 (age 49)

-- Actor Octavia Spencer in 1972 (age 46)

-- Actor Cillian Murphy in 1976 (age 42)

-- Former professional football player Brian Urlacher in 1978 (age 40)

-- Wrestler Roman Reigns in 1985 (age 33)

-- Gymnast Aly Raisman in 1994 (age 24)

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