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Entertainment birthdays and brief

Published: January 24, 2013
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Thursday's birthdays

Cajun fiddler Doug Kershaw, 77.

Singer Ray Stevens, 74.

Singer Aaron Neville, 72.

Singer Neil Diamond, 72.

Actor Michael Ontkean (“Twin Peaks”), 67.

Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs, 63.

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff, 62.

Keyboardist-turned-TV personality Jools Holland (Squeeze), 55.

Actress Nastassja Kinski, 54.

Drummer Keech Rainwater (Lonestar), 50.

Singer Sleepy Brown (Society of Soul), 43.

Actress Merrilee McCommas (“Family Law”), 42.

Actor Ed Helms (“The Office”), 38.

Actress Tatyana Ali (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”), 34.

Guitarist Mitchell Marlow (Fliter), 34.

Actress Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), 27.

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