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Famous birthdays list for October 23, 2023 includes celebrities Emilia Clarke, “Weird Al” Yankovic – cleveland.com


Emilia Clarke and "Weird Al" Yankovic celebrate birthdays on October 23. (AP)
Birthday wishes go out to Emilia Clarke, “Weird Al” Yankovic and all the other celebrities with birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning a year older on October 23rd and learn an interesting fact about each of them.
Ang Lee speaks at the Lifetime Achievement award ceremony during the 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP
Director Ang Lee turns 69
Fun fact: The most recent film he directed was Will Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’
Dwight Yoakam, left, and Chris Hillman perform onstage at the Country Music Hall of Fame Announces The Western Edge Exhibit on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Musician Dwight Yoakam turns 67
Fun fact: Appeared in the film ‘Cry Macho’
Bruce Campbell, right, and Sam Raimi arrive for the "Evil Dead Rise" world premiere during the South by Southwest Film & TV Festival at the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP
Director Sam Raimi turns 63
Fun fact: Was one of the screenplay writers for the film ‘Darkman’
Eric Appel, left, and "Weird" Al Yankovic pose in the press room with the award for best movie made for television for "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" at the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards at The Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Musician Weird Al Yankovic turns 64
Fun fact: Won his latest Grammy in 2019
FILE – Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds, center, celebrates with members of the Wrexham FC soccer team the promotion to the Football League in Wrexham, Wales, on May 2, 2023. Wrexham was down on its luck and languishing in the fifth tier of English soccer before being given the A-list treatment by Reynolds and co-owner Rob McElhenney. Now it is embarking on a U.S. tour this month and fans of the globally-streamed docuseries “Welcome to Wrexham” will get to see its unlikely stars in the flesh. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)AP
Actor Ryan Reynolds turns 47
Fun fact: Was recently spotted hanging out with Taylor Swift at the Jets-Chiefs game
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Emilia Clarke arrives at the premiere of "Secret Invasion," Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Actress Emilia Clarke turns 37
Fun fact: Recently appeared as a Skrull in the ‘Secret Invasion’ miniseries
Emilia Clarke through the years (AP)
More Emilia Clarke fun facts
Check out our slideshow featuring many more interesting facts about Emilia Clarke.
Margaret Qualley poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Stars at Noon' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)AP
Actress Margaret Qualley turns 29
Fun fact: Was born in Montana
Amandla Stenberg attends the 16th annual Chanel Tribeca Artists Dinner at Balthazar on Monday, June 12, 2023, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Actress Amandla Stenberg turns 25
Fun fact: Had a chance to study filmmaking at NYU, but decided to focus on acting instead
Director Philip Kaufman (“The Right Stuff”) is 87. Singer Barbara Ann Hawkins of The Dixie Cups is 80. Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 67. Bassist Robert Trujillo of Metallica is 59. Drummer Brian Nevin of Big Head Todd and The Monsters is 57. Singer David Thomas of Take 6 is 57. Singer Junior Bryant of Ricochet is 55. Actor John Huertas (“Castle”) is 54. Country singer Jimmy Wayne is 51. Bassist Eric Bass of Shinedown is 49. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley is 47. Actor Saycon Sengbloh (TV’s “In The Dark”) is 46. Singer Matthew Shultz of Cage the Elephant is 40. Former TV host Meghan McCain (“The View”) is 39. Actor Masiela Lusha (“George Lopez”) is 38. Singer Miguel is 38. Actor Inbar Lavi (“Imposters,” ″Prison Break”) is 37. Actor Jessica Stroup (“90210″) is 37. Trumpeter Allen Branstetter of St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 33. Actor Taylor Spreitler (”Kevin Can Wait”) is 30.
Marcus Agrippa, Roman general
John Heisman, football pioneer
Johnny Carson, comedian
Michael Crichton, author
Pele, soccer star
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Prior celebrity fun facts (Associated Press)
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