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Celebrity Birthdays for August 23 – Shelley Long, Kobe Bryant and More

Shelley Long, Kobe Bryant
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Shelley Long
Age: 62
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her Emmy Award-winning role as snooty Diane Chambers on the iconic hit TV series ‘Cheers,’ and playing mom Carol Brady in ‘The Brady Bunch’ movie franchise

Kobe Bryant
Age: 33
Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
Known For: Five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple MVP awards, and a 2003 sexual assault charge

Barbara Eden
Age: 77
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Portraying the bottle-dwelling Jeannie in the 1960s sitcom ‘I Dream of Jeannie’

Rick Springfield
Age: 62
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Actor
Known For: Playing Dr. Noah Drake on the soap ‘General Hospital,’ his Grammy Award-winning number one single, ‘Jessie’s Girl,’ and other hits such as ‘I’ve Done Everything for You,’ ‘Don’t Talk to Strangers,’ and ‘Affair of the Heart’

Jay Mohr
Age: 41
Occupation: Actor and Comedian
Known For: Roles on the TV shows ‘Ghost Whisperer’ and ‘Gary Unmarried,’ and portraying treacherous sports agent Bob Sugar in the film ‘Jerry Maguire’

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