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JUNE 1
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American actor
born
June 1, 1937 (age 82)
Memphis, Tennessee
(Birthday tomorrow)

Born on This Day

1974
Alanis Morissette
Canadian musician
1973
Heidi Klum
German American model and businesswoman
1953
David Berkowitz
American serial killer
1937
Morgan Freeman
American actor
1926
Andy Griffith
American actor

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