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Today’s celebrity birthdays

Today’s celebrity birthdays

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Liam Payne turns 21 today. Photo: Associated Press/Jon Furniss Photography/Invision

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Actress Betty Lynn (TV: “The Andy Griffith Show”) is 88.

Movie director William Friedkin is 79.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is 78.

Actor Elliott Gould is 76.

Movie director Joel Schumacher is 75.

TV personality Robin Leach is 73.

Actor Ray Wise is 67.

Actress Deborah Van Valkenburgh is 62.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is 59.

Dancer-choreographer Mark Morris is 58.

Country musician Dan Truman (Diamond Rio) is 58.

Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 55.

Singer Me’Shell NdegeOcello is 45.

Rhythm-and-blues singer Carl Martin (Shai) is 44.

Actress Carla Gugino is 43.

Rock musician Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty) is 39.

Actor John Hensley is 37.

Rock musician David Desrosiers (Simple Plan) is

34. Rapper A+ is 32.

Actress Jennifer Landon is 31.

Actor Jeffrey Licon is 29.

Actress-singer Lea Michele (TV: “Glee”) is 28.

Rock singer Liam Payne (One Direction) is 21.

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