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Notable Birthdays for May 25

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Those born on this date include:

- Poet/philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1803
- YMCA leader/Nobel Peace Prize laureate John Mott in 1865
- dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson in 1878
- aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky in 1889
- humorist/publisher Bennett Cerf in 1898
- actor Claude Akins in 1926
- spy novelist Robert Ludlum in 1927
- opera singer Beverly Sills, born Belle Miriam Silverman, in 1929
- basketball Hall of Fame member K.C. Jones in 1932
- Canadian writer W.P. Kinsella in 1935
- actor Dixie Carter in 1939
- actor Ian McKellen in 1939 (age 83)
- singer/actor Leslie Uggams in 1943 (age 79)
- singer Jessi Colter in 1943 (age 79)
- director/actor/puppeteer Frank Oz, born Richard Frank Oznowicz, in 1944 (age 78)
- actor Karen Valentine in 1947 (age 75)
- actor Connie Sellecca in 1955 (age 67)
- comedian/actor Mike Myers in 1963 (age 59)
- actor Anne Heche in 1969 (age 53)
- actor Octavia Spencer in 1972 (age 50)
- actor Cillian Murphy in 1976 (age 46)
- actor Esme Bianco in 1982 (age 40)
- wrestler Roman Reigns, born Leati Joseph Anoa'i in 1985 (age 37)
- gymnast Aly Raisman in 1994 (age 28).

 

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