Celebrity birthdays on Oct 2

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Actor Avery Brooks (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 66. Musician Sting is 63. Actress Lorraine Bracco is 60. Singer Phil Oakey of Human League is 59. Singer Dion Allen of Az Yet is 44. Actress-talk-show host Kelly Ripa is 44. Singer Tiffany is 43. Actor Efren Ramirez (“Napoleon Dynamite”) is 41. Singer LaTocha Scott of Xscape is 41. Gospel singer and former “American Idol” contestant Mandisa is 38. Singer Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes is 26.