Molly Ringwald
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Another millstone milestone guaranteed to make Gen-Xers feel old: Today, Molly RIngwald hits the big 4-0. (If it’s any consolation, there are lots of other celebrity birthdays today as well: Dr. Dre is 43, Matt Dillon is 44, Vanna White is 51, John Travolta is 54, Cybill Shepherd is 58, Yoko Ono is 75, Toni Morrison is 77, and George Kennedy is 83.) Still, for moviegoers of a certain age, their love for Ringwald is as undying as their puzzlement over why she hasn’t had a better post-Brat Pack career. In her honor, then, a birthday haiku. (Write your own in the comments below.)

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