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December 11 celebrity birthdays

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A couple of major recording stars, one from the 1960s and one from the 1970s are celebrating birthdays today.

He's a former member of the Jackson 5 who shared many of the group's vocals with his brother Michael. Jermaine Jackson is 61 today.

She's the only woman to be inducted to both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame. Although her peak was in the early to mid 1960s, one of her many hits is still heard on the radio every December. That song is "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." Recording legend Brenda Lee is 71 today.

He's served as a senator from Massachusetts and was the Democratic nominee for president in 2004. He's the country's current Secretary of State John Kerry is 73 today.

Just this week this singer and actress was recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors. She's best known for her role as Anita in the movie version of "West Side Story." Rita Moreno is 84 today.

She's the actress who's best known for playing the scheming and sexy "Abby" on the CBS primetime soap opera "Knots Landing." Donna Mills is 75 today.

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