American Celebs Born on July 4

Really, is there anything more American than 'The Situation'?
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2011 5:03 PM CDT
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino appears onstage at the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump in New York, Wednesday, March 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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(Newser) – While celebrating our nation's birthday, pause and raise your beer can and toast these famous Americans, born on the fourth of July. Highlights from the Daily Beast's list:

  • Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino: Which news do you find most surprising? That "The Situation" turns 30 today, or that his reality TV earnings were second only to Kim Kardashian's last year.
  • Calvin Coolidge: Our country's 30th president is the only commander in chief to have had this patriotic birthday.

  • Gloria Stuart: A great piece of trivia for filmgoers obsessed with Titanic. The actress who played the 101-year-old version of Rose in the movie was born July 4, and died last year at age 100.
  • Ann Landers/Dear Abby: Twin sisters Esther Pauline Friedman and Pauline Esther Friedman (yes, you read those names correctly) were born in 1918 and went on to become Ann Landers and Dear Abby, respectively.
  • Bill Withers: The musician behind American classics like "Lean on Me," "Ain’t No Sunshine," and "Just the Two of Us" was born in 1938.
  • Malia Obama: The first daughter turns the big 1-3 today.
Click for the Daily Beast's complete list, which includes two famous writers. (Read more Fourth of July stories.)

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