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Celebrity Birthdays for July 9 – Tom Hanks, Jack White and More

Tom Hanks, Jack White
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Tom Hanks
Age: 56
Occupation: Actor, Producer and Director
Known For: An incredibly long and decorated Hollywood résumé including back-to-back Best Actor Oscars for the films ‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Philadelphia’ and nominated roles in ‘Big,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Cast Away,’ voicing Woody in the ‘Toy Story’ franchise, his close friendship and professional collaborations with Steven Spielberg, and his longtime marriage to actress Rita Wilson

Jack White
Age: 37
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Producer
Known For: Being half of the rock duo known as the White Stripes, producing Loretta Lynn’s Grammy-winning 2004 album ‘Van Lear Rose,’ working with other artists including Beck, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, and being ranked No. 70 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

Jimmy Smits
Age: 57
Occupation: Actor
Known For: His roles as attorney Victor Sifuentes on ‘L.A. Law,’ as NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on ‘NYPD Blue,’ as Congressman Matthew Vincente Santos on ‘The West Wing’ and as Miguel Prado on ‘Dexter,’ as well as his portrayal of Bail Organa in the ‘Star Wars’ prequel trilogy

Courtney Love
Age: 48
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Actress
Known For: Fronting the band Hole, acting in films like ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt,’ a long history of substance abuse, being the beleaguered widow of the late grunge icon Kurt Cobain, and being someone who should really never use Twitter without a chaperone

Fred Savage
Age: 36
Occupation: Actor, Director and Producer
Known For: Portraying Kevin Arnold for six years on the Emmy Award-winning series ‘The Wonder Years,’ playing the grandson in ‘The Princess Bride,’ voicing Noah in ‘Generator Rex,’ and directing and producing numerous episodes of TV series such as ‘Ugly Betty,’ ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ and ‘Modern Family’

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