June 17 celebrity birthdays

June 17 celebrity birthdays

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This tennis star won the Australian Open and French Open singles competition in 1998. She's also won a number of tournament championships in doubles play alongside her younger sister Serena. Venus  Williams is 36 today.

He was the Republican Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999. He ran an unsuccessful bid for President in 2008. Newt Gingrich is 73 today.

He's an actor who has had roles in "The Lost Boys," "Speed 2," "The Outsider" and many other movies. Jason Patric is 50 today.

He's a singer-songwriter whose best known hits include "I Write the Songs," "Mandy" and "Looks Like We Made It." He began his career writing jingles for TV commercials. Barry Manilow is 73 today.

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