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Celebrity Birthdays for January 1 — Grandmaster Flash and More

Grandmaster Flash
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Grandmaster Flash
Age: 55
Occupation: Musician and DJ
Known For: Being one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting and mixing, forming Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, which released groundbreaking songs like ‘The Message’ and were the first hip-hop/rap artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Verne Troyer
Age: 44
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Playing Mini-Me in the ‘Austin Powers’ series and Griphook the Goblin in ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ appearing on ‘The Surreal Life,’ and being only 2 feet, 8 inches tall

Elin Nordegren
Age: 33
Occupation: Model and Wealthy Divorcee
Known For: Her previous marriage to golf star Tiger Woods, which imploded after his many affairs were discovered and netted her a reported divorce settlement of over $100 million, an amount many said still wasn’t nearly enough

Frank Langella
Age: 75
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles in movies like ‘Good Night and Good Luck’ and ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,’ winning a Tony Award for playing Richard Nixon in ‘Frost/Nixon,’ and later earning an Oscar nomination for the same role in the film of the same name

Don Novello
Age: 70
Occupation: Actor, Writer and Comedian
Known For: Creating the iconic signature character Father Guido Sarducci, which he famously portrayed on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and on later shows like ‘Married … With Children,’ ‘It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,’ and ‘The Colbert Report’

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