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Celebrity Birthdays for August 29 – John McCain, Lea Michele and More

John McCain, Lea Michele
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

John McCain
Age: 75
Occupation: Politician
Known For: Being a Vietnam prisoner of war, serving as an Arizona senator since 1986, and a failed 2008 presidential bid

Lea Michele
Age: 25
Occupation: Actress and Singer
Known For: Broadway roles in ‘Ragtime,’ ‘Les Misérables,’ and ‘Spring Awakening,’ and her portrayal of Rachel Berry on the TV musical juggernaut known as ‘Glee’

James Brady
Age: 82
Occupation: Activist and Former White House Press Secretary
Known For: Becoming an ardent supporter of gun control after being permanently disabled as a result of the 1981 assassination attempt on then-president Ronald Reagan, and the gun control bill that bears his name

Temple Grandin
Age: 64
Occupation: Doctor of Animal Science, Professor, and Author
Known For: Having high-functioning austism, inventing the “hug machine” designed to calm hypersensitive persons and animals, and being the subject of the award-winning semi-biographical HBO film, ‘Temple Grandin’

Rebecca De Mornay
Age: 52
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Playing trouble-making call-girl Lana in ‘Risky Business,’ and her role as the chillingly twisted nanny Peyton Flanders in ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’

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