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Notable Birthdays for October 11

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Those born on this date include:

- Clergyman Mason Locke Weems, who invented the story of George Washington and the cherry tree, in 1759
- Englishman George Williams, founder of the YMCA, in 1821
- Food industry pioneer Henry John Heinz in 1844
- Former first lady and author Eleanor Roosevelt in 1884
- Choreographer Jerome Robbins in 1918
- Writer Elmore Leonard in 1925 (age 87)
- Football Hall of Fame member LaVell Edwards in 1930 (age 82)
- Country singer Dottie West in 1932
- Actor/singer Ron Leibman in 1937 (age 75)
- Singer Daryl Hall in 1946 (age 66)
- Sports columnist Thomas Boswell in 1947 (age 65)
- Football Hall of Fame member Steve Young in 1961 (age 51)
- Actors David Morse in 1953 (age 59), Joan Cusack in 1962 (age 50) and Luke Perry in 1966 (age 46)
- And golfer Michelle Wie in 1989 (age 23).

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