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

Linda Ronstadt
Age: 66
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: A powerful voice, winning 11 Grammys, her many public stages of self-reinvention on such varied hits as ‘You’re No Good,’ ‘When Will I Be Loved,’ ‘Blue Bayou’ and ‘I’ve Got a Crush on You,’ and her outspoken political work on behalf of liberal causes

Forest Whitaker
Age: 51
Occupation: Actor
Known For: His Oscar-winning performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film ‘The Last King of Scotland,’ other roles in movies such as ‘The Crying Game,’ ‘Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai’ and ‘Panic Room,’ and his recurring role on the TV show ‘The Shield’

Jesse Ventura
Age: 61
Occupation: Former Pro Wrestler and Politician
Known For: A long career as a WWF combatant and commentator, later running an unlikely but ultimately successful bid to become Minnesota’s 38th governor, appearing in films including ‘Predator,’ hosting a number of TV shows, and writing several political books

Willie Aames
Age: 52
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Playing Tommy Bradford on the 1970s television series ‘Eight Is Enough’ and Buddy Lembeck on the 1980s series ‘Charles in Charge,’ appearing in the movies ‘Zapped!’ and ‘Paradise,’ and currently working as a cruise director (no, seriously)

Brian Austin Green
Age: 39
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Starring on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ other TV roles in ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,’ ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘Smallville,’ his mercifully short career as a rapper, and his marriage to actress Megan Fox

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