CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

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The Environmental Media Association is honoring Matt Damon and Hayden Panettiere for their dedication to ecological causes.

The organization announced Monday that the two actors will be honored at its 23rd annual Environmental Media Awards this fall.

Damon will receive the Ongoing Commitment Award for his work with Water.org, the organization he co-founded that aims to bring safe water and sanitation to people around the world.

Panettiere will accept the Futures Award, which recognizes younger entertainers for their potential to be environmental activists. The “Nashville” star is active with the Whaleman Foundation, an oceanic research and conservation group.

The prizes will be presented at a ceremony on Oct. 19 at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, Calif.

Associated Press

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bluegrass singer-banjo player J.D. Crowe is 76. Actor Tommy Sands is 76. Musician Daryl Dragon of the Captain and Tennille is 71. Actress Tuesday Weld is 70. Actor G.W. Bailey (“The Closer”) is 69. Singer-bassist Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge is 69. Actress Marianne Sagebrecht is 68. Guitarist Jeff Cook of Alabama is 64. Actor Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 61. Guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush is 60. Actress Diana Scarwid is 58. Bassist Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols is 57. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 52. Guitarist Matthew Basford of Yankee Grey is 51. Bassist Mike Johnson (Dinosaur Jr.) is 48. Percussionist Bobo of Cypress Hill is 45. Country singer Colt Ford is 44. Actress Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 44. Bassist Tony Kanal of No Doubt is 43. Actress Sarah Chalke is 37. Rapper Mase is 36. Actress Demetria McKinney (“House of Payne”) is 35. Actor Aaron Paul is 34. Guitarist Jon Siebels of Eve 6 is 34. Actor Shaun Weiss (“The Mighty Ducks”) is 34. Actor Patrick J. Adams (“Suits”) is 32. Singer Mario is 26. Actress Alexa Vega (“Spy Kids”) is 25.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

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