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Celebrity Birthdays for July 17 – Phyllis Diller, David Hasselhoff and More

Phyllis Diller, David Hasselhoff
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Phyllis Diller
Age: 95
Occupation: Comedienne
Known For: Her cackling laugh and stage persona of an eccentrically dressed housewife who makes self-deprecating jokes about herself, her terrible cooking and a husband named “Fang,” and paving the way for other female comics such as Roseanne Barr and Joan Rivers

David Hasselhoff
Age: 60
Occupation: Actor, Singer and Producer
Known For: Starring on ‘Knight Rider’ and in the jiggle-fest series ‘Baywatch,’ being a wildly popular singing star in Germany, his well-publicized struggles with alcohol abuse, and occasionally enjoying a cheeseburger on the floor

Diahann Carroll
Age: 77
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her groundbreaking work as the title character on the 1968 series ‘Julia,’ which was one of the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role, and playing Dominique Deveraux on the nighttime soap ‘Dynasty’

Donald Sutherland
Age: 77
Occupation: Actor
Known For: A 50-year career in movies like ‘The Dirty Dozen,’ ‘MASH,’ ‘Klute,’ ‘Ordinary People’ and ‘The Hunger Games,’ and being the father of actor Kiefer Sutherland

Spencer Davis
Age: 73
Occupation: Musician
Known For: Founding the Spencer Davis Group, known for 1960s hits like ‘Gimme Some Lovin’,’ ‘I’m a Man’ and ‘Somebody Help Me’

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