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Celebrity Birthdays for March 17 – Rob Lowe, Billy Corgan and More

Rob Lowe, Billy Corgan
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Rob Lowe
Age: 48
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Starring in movies such as ‘The Outsiders,’ ‘About Last Night…,’ ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ and ‘Wayne’s World,’ prominent television roles on ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Brothers & Sisters’ and ‘Parks and Recreation,’ a messy and much-mocked 1988 sex tape scandal, and somehow getting more attractive with each passing year

Billy Corgan
Age: 45
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Co-founding and being the frontman for the Smashing Pumpkins, known for songs like ‘Bullet with Butterfly Wings,’ ’1979′ and ‘Thirty Three,’ producing albums for several other artists, being a publicly avid fan of professional wrestling and the Chicago Cubs, and a long and acrimonious former relationship with singer Courtney Love

Patrick Duffy
Age: 63
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Playing the creepy web-fingered title character on ‘Man from Atlantis,’ his longtime role as Bobby Ewing on ‘Dallas,’ starring on other series like ‘Step by Step’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ and losing both his parents in a tragic 1986 double-murder

Kurt Russell
Age: 61
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Being a successful child actor for Disney before landing film roles in ‘Silkwood,’ ‘Escape from New York,’ ‘Miracle’ and ‘Grindhouse,’ his nearly 30-year relationship with actress Goldie Hawn, and being the de facto father to her children, actress Kate Hudson and actor Oliver Hudson

Gary Sinise
Age: 57
Occupation: Actor, Director and Producer
Known For: His Oscar-nominated role as Lt. Dan Taylor in ‘Forrest Gump,’ other films including ‘Truman,’ ‘Apollo 13′ and ‘The Green Mile,’ playing Detective Mac Taylor on ‘CSI: New York,’ and his tireless work on behalf of military veterans

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