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Celeb birthdays for April 22, 2012

Actress Charlotte Rae (“The Facts of Life”) is 86. Actress Estelle Harris (“Seinfeld”) is 80. Singer Glen Campbell is 76. Actor Jack Nicholson is 75. Singer Mel Carter is 69. Country singer Cleve Francis is 67. Director John Waters is 66. Singer Peter Frampton is 62. Singer Paul Carrack (Squeeze, …

How Aaron Sorkin’s West Wing Inspired a Legion of Lyman Wannabes | Politics | Vanity Fair

All the President’s Men made newspapers seem cool—imagine!—and propelled legions of baby-boomers into journalism, so Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing has inspired a new generation with its vision of a Washington brimming with lofty ideals. Six years after the series finale, the Sorkinization of politics is still under way. On …