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Celebrity Birthdays for October 17 — Alan Jackson and More

Alan Jackson
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Alan Jackson
Age: 54
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Blending honky tonk and mainstream country sounds, 35 number one country hits such as ‘Don’t Rock the Jukebox’ and ‘Chattahoochee,’ winning two Grammy Awards, and being a member of the Grand Ole Opry

Age: 40
Occupation: Rapper, Producer, Songwriter, and Actor
Known For: Starring in the movie ‘8 Mile,’ winning the Oscar for its theme song ‘Lose Yourself,’ other songs such as ‘The Real Slim Shady,’ ‘Stan,’ ‘Till I Collapse,’ ‘Without Me,’ and ‘Love the Way You Lie,’ being a protege of Dr. Dre’s, his famous feuds with other celebrities, and his bitter on-and-off relationship with his ex-wife Kim

Michael McKean
Age: 65
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Writer, and Singer
Known For: Playing Leonard “Lenny” Kosnowski on the TV series ‘Laverne and Shirley,’ appearances in many other shows and movies, and for his work in Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins in ‘This Is Spinal Tap’

George Wendt
Age: 64
Occupation: Actor
Known For: His work with Chicago’s famous improv group The Second City, and his role of barfly Norm Peterson on the long-running sitcom ‘Cheers’

Mike Judge
Age: 50
Occupation: Director, Writer, and Voice-Over Artist
Known For: Animated series such as ‘King of the Hill’ and  the iconic ‘Beavis and Butt-head,’ and films such as ‘Beavis and Butt-head Do America,’ ‘Office Space,’ and the ‘Spy Kids’ franchise

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