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August 17 celebrity birthdays

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If you're celebrating a birthday today you share the August 17th date with a couple of Oscar winning actors.

He won Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in the films Mystic River and Milk.  He's also starred in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Carlito's Way and Dead Man Walking. Sean Penn is 56 today.

He won Oscars for his roles as boxer Jake LaMotta in the film Raging Bull and as a young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II. His many other movies include: Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter and Meet the Parents. Robert De Niro is 73 today.

He's a former member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. After leaving that group, he turned to acting appearing in the movies  The Sixth Sense and the Saw series. He currently stars alongside Tom Selleck in the CBS series Blue Bloods. Donnie Wahlberg is 47 today.

She was the lead singer of the all-girl group the Go-Gos. You heard her on hits like Vacation and We Got the Beat. She later launched a solo career and topped the charts with the song Mad About You. Belinda Carlisle is 58 today.

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