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August 23 celebrity birthdays

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If you're celebrating a birthday today, you're in good company when it comes to sports figures.

He led the Lakers to five NBA Championships. He started 11 all-star games and was NBA MVP in 2008. Kobe Bryant is 38 today.

He's a retired NASCAR driver who made over 500 starts in his career.  He's the youngest of the three racing Wallace brothers. Missouri native Kenny Wallace is 53 today.

He's an actor who has the role of "Danno" on the CBS series Hawaii Five-0. You also saw him in the Ocean's Eleven trilogy. Scott Caan is 40 today.

He portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the soap opera General Hospital. In the 1980's he launched a successful recording career with hits like Jessie's Girl, Don't Talk to Strangers and I've Done Everything For You.  Rick Springfield is 67 today.

She's an actress who had the role of Jeannie on the NBC sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.  She also starred in several movies including: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Harper Valley PTA and The Amazing Dobermans. Barbara Eden is 85 today.

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