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Celebrity Birthdays for May 24 – Tommy Chong, Bob Dylan and More

Tommy Chong, Bob Dylan
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Tommy Chong
Age: 74
Occupation: Actor, Comedian and Activist
Known For: Being half of the legendary comedy duo known as Cheech and Chong, who made a career out of playing hippie-era stoners in movies like ‘Up in Smoke’ and ‘Nice Dreams,’ not diverting too far from character playing Leo on the sitcom ‘That ’70s Show,’ being considered a martyr for the cause of marijuana legalization, and probably having an epic case of the munchies as we speak

Bob Dylan
Age: 71
Occupation: Musical Legend
Known For: Singles like ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ and ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’,’ which became anthems for the 1960s US civil rights and anti-war movements, dozens of other influential songs and albums, being cited as an inspiration by just about every musician you can imagine, his oft-mocked nasally voice, and receiving scores of awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Gary Burghoff
Age: 69
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Playing the title character in the 1967 Off-Broadway musical ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ before going on to the iconic role of Corporal Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly in the ‘M*A*S*H’ movie and TV series

Patti LaBelle
Age: 68
Occupation: Singer and Actress
Known For: Fronting the group LaBelle, known for the singalong classic ‘Lady Marmalade,’ solo hits including ‘On My Own,’ ‘If Only You Knew,’ ‘If You Asked Me To,’ ‘Stir It Up’ and ‘New Attitude,’ her work as an AIDS activist, and hosting ‘Livin’ It Up With Patti LaBelle’

Priscilla Presley
Age: 67
Occupation: Actress and Entrepreneur
Known For: Her former marriage to Elvis Presley, helping turn their former home Graceland into a multi-million dollar tourist attraction, proving herself an adept comedic actress in the ‘Naked Gun’ film franchise, starring as Jenna Wade on the popular television soap ‘Dallas,’ and being the mother of singer Lisa Marie Presley

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