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Famous birthdays for Jan. 17: James Earl Jones, Lil Jon

Jan. 17 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn.

They include:

— Pope Pius V in 1504

— 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 99)

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— Singer Eartha Kitt in 1927

— Beauty specialist Vidal Sassoon in 1928

— Actor James Earl Jones in 1931 (age 90)

— Douglas Wilder, first black governor elected in U.S., in 1931 (age 90)

— Puppeteer Shari Lewis in 1933

— Talk show host Maury Povich in 1939 (age 82)

— Olympic gold medal-winning runner Kipchoge Keino in 1940 (age 81)

— Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali in 1942

— Comedian Andy Kaufman in 1949

— Former Rolling Stones member Mick Taylor in 1949 (age 72)

— Musician Steve Earle in 1955 (age 66)

— Comedian Steve Harvey in 1957 (age 64)

— Comic actor Jim Carrey in 1962 (age 59)

— Writer Sebastian Junger in 1962 (age 59)

— Rapper Lil Jon, born Jonathan Smith, in 1971 (age 50)

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— Singer Kid Rock, born Robert James Ritchie, in 1971 (age 50)

— U.S. first lady Michelle Obama in 1964 (age 57)

— Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy in 1980 (age 41)

— Actor Zooey Deschanel in 1980 (age 41)

— Rapper Ray J, born William Ray Norwood, in 1981 (age 40)

— Pro basketball star Dwyane Wade in 1982 (age 39)

— DJ Calvin Harris in 1984 (age 37)

— Actor Kelly Marie Tran in 1989 (age 32)

— Actor Lucy Boynton in 1994 (age 27)

Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

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