Milestone celebrity birthday list ...
Turning 50 is a major milestone, signifying the halfway mark in ones life. If longevity estimates are accurate, those reaching the half century mark this year have a good chance of living to age 100.
Hollywood celebrities are NOT immune to getting older despite their protestations and we've gathered photos of some of our favorite high profile figures who were born in 1961.
Those turning 50 in 2011 include Heather Locklear, Meg Ryan, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George Lopez and Michael J. Fox.
Others on our 50 birthday list are George Clooney, Boy George, Forest Whitaker, Wayne Gretzky, Camryn Manheim, Susan Boyle and Barack Obama.
Check out their photos below for their exact birth dates: