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Celebrity Birthdays for August 8 – Dustin Hoffman, The Edge and More

Dustin Hoffman, The Edge
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Dustin Hoffman
Age: 75
Occupation: Actor
Known For: A half-century of work on stage and screen, including Academy Awards for his roles in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ and ‘Rain Man’ and other notable work in movies like ‘The Graduate,’ ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ ‘All the President’s Men,’ ‘Tootsie’ and ‘Wag the Dog’

The Edge
Age: 51
Occupation: Musician, Songwriter and Activist
Known For: Being the guitarist, keyboardist and co-founder of the legendary Irish rock band U2, famous for songs like ‘I Will Follow,’ ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday,’ ‘Desire’ and ‘One,’ his signature rhythmic delay effect that produces a distinctive ambient sound, and his extensive work for human rights and other philanthropic causes

Mel Tillis
Age: 80
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Iconic country hits like ‘I Ain’t Never,’ ‘Good Woman Blues’ and ‘Coca-Cola Cowboy,’ writing hits for other artists like Ricky Skaggs and Randy Travis, his famous stutter when he speaks, and being the father of fellow country star Pam Tillis

Keith Carradine
Age: 63
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Playing Wild Bill Hickok on the HBO series ‘Deadwood’ and FBI agent Frank Lundy on Showtime’s ‘Dexter,’ winning an Oscar for Best Original Song for writing ‘I’m Easy’ for the 1975 movie ‘Nashville,’ and being a member of the Carradine dynasty of actors

Robin Quivers
Age: 60
Occupation: Radio Personality
Known For: Managing to work alongside Howard Stern for almost three decades without ever punching him in the face

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