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Happy Birthday to Leslie Jordan!

http://media.pegasusnews.com/pegasus/img/photos/2008/05/27/LeslieJordan_400_t520.jpgHe may stand just 4 feet, 11 inches tall but Leslie Jordan is a huge talent.

The Emmy winning star, currently on Broadway in his one-man show My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, turns 55 today!

He’s probably best known for his recurring role as Karen Walker’s bitchy nemesis, Beverley Leslie, on Will & Grace. He shares in his show that the role was originally written for Joan Collins.

Reports Playbill.com: she told the Powers That Be that she had no intention of having her wig yanked off. Then, the writers of the series, with Collins canned, rethought the role into a short, effete Southern gay man who chattered like castanets. Leslie Jordan won the part merely by showing up for the audition, tightly wound after a hysterical phone call from his mother.

OTHER BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

Daniel Day-Lewis (53) Taylor Cole (26) Uma Thurman (40) Andre Agassi (40) Master P (40) Carnie Wilson (42) Master P (43) Michelle Pfeiffer (52) Eve Plumb (52) Kate Mulgrew (55) Jerry Seinfeld (56) Celeste Holm (93)

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