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Notable Birthdays for May 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1707
- social reformer Sarah Margaret Fuller in 1810
- U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who later was a U.S. senator and for whom sideburns were named, in 1824
- musician/actor Scatman Crothers in 1910
- clarinetist/bandleader Artie Shaw in 1910
- abstract expressionist Franz Kline in 1910
- singer Helen O'Connell in 1920
- singer Rosemary Clooney in 1928
- actor Barbara Barrie in 1931 (age 89)
- actor Joan Collins in 1933 (age 87)
- tennis Hall of Fame member John Newcombe in 1944 (age 76)
- writer Mitch Albom in 1958 (age 62)
- comedian Drew Carey in 1958 (age 62)
- actor Melissa McBride in 1965 (age 55)
- voice actor H. Jon Benjamin in 1966 (age 54)
- singer Maxwell , born Gerald Maxwell Rivera, in 1973 (age 47)
- singer Jewel Kilcher in 1974 (age 46)
- Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings in 1974 (age 46)
- actor Kelly Monaco in 1976 (age 44)
- actor Richard Ayoade in 1977 (age 43).

 

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