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Celebrity Birthdays for October 31 – Dan Rather, Peter Jackson and More

Dan Rather, Peter Jackson
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Dan Rather
Age: 80
Occupation: Television Journalist
Known For: Anchoring the ‘CBS Evening News’ for 24 years, contributing to ’60 Minutes,’ and being the current managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine ‘Dan Rather Reports’

Peter Jackson
Age: 50
Occupation: Director, Producer, and Screenwriter
Known For: His work on ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy, being the producer/co-writer/director of ‘King Kong,’ and producing ‘District 9,’ and being a three-time Academy Award winner

Larry Mullen, Jr.
Age: 50
Occupation: Musician
Known For: Founding the legendary band U2 and being its drummer, winning 22 Grammy Awards, and Top Ten singles such as ‘With or Without You,’ ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,’ ‘Desire,’ ‘When Love Comes to Town,’ and ‘Mysterious Ways’

Rob Schneider
Age: 48
Occupation: Actor and Comedian
Known For: Being a former cast member of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and appearing in the movies ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,’ ‘The Hot Chick,’ ‘The Waterboy,’ and ’50 First Dates’

Willow Smith
Age: 11
Occupation: Actress and Singer
Known For: Her singles ‘Whip My Hair’ and ’21st Century Girl,’ roles in the films ‘I Am Legend’ and ‘Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,’ and being the daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

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