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Famous birthdays for Aug. 31: Richard Gere, Van Morrison

By UPI Staff   |   Aug. 31, 2019 at 3:00 AM
Richard Gere arrives on the red carpet at "The Dinner" premiere at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 24, 2017, in New York City. The actor turns 70 on August 31. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo.

They include:

-- Roman Emperor Caligula in A.D. 12

-- Italian educator Maria Montessori in 1870

-- Comedian Buddy Hackett in 1924

-- Actor James Coburn in 1928

-- Baseball Hall of Fame member Frank Robinson, first African American to manage a Major League Baseball team, in 1935

-- Black militant Eldridge Cleaver in 1935

-- Violinist Itzhak Perlman in 1945 (age 74)

-- Musician Van Morrison in 1945 (age 74)

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-- Musician Bob Welch in 1945

-- Actor Richard Gere in 1949 (age 70)

-- Prosecutor Marcia Clark in 1953 (age 66)

-- Olympic track star Edwin Moses in 1955 (age 64)

-- Jordanian Queen Rania in 1970 (age 49)

-- Singer/actor Debbie Gibson in 1970 (age 49)

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-- Actor Chris Tucker in 1972 (age 48)

-- Actor Sara Ramirez in 1975 (age 44)

-- Actor Shar Jackson in 1976 (age 43)

-- Actor Yara Martinez in 1979 (age 40)

-- Olympic gold medal skier Ted Ligety in 1984 (age 35)

-- Actor Ryan Kelley in 1986 (age 33)

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