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Colbert & Rucker Celebrating Birthdays Today

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stephen-colbert-south-carolina-primary-470x290Two of the Holy City’s most famous natives, Stephen Colbert and Darius Rucker, are celebrating birthdays today.

Colbert of The Colbert Report (and eventually The Late Show) turns 50 today. He grew up in James Island and attended Porter-Gaud. His father, James, was the first vice president for academic affairs at MUSC. A library on the hospital’s complex is named after him.

Stephen has earned two Peabody Awards and 4 Emmy Awards for his work on The Colbert Report. He also won two Grammy Awards and had two books become New York Times best-sellers.

dariusruckerRucker, the other Charleston star celebrating a birthday today, turns 48. He grew up in the area and attended the University of South Carolina. While at the school, he formed Hootie & the Blowfish with some friends. Rucker now has a successful solo career, but still performs for charity with Hootie & the Blowfish each summer in Daniel Island.

Between the band and his sole work, Rucker has sold millions of albums, scored several No. 1 singles, and earned multiple Grammy Awards.

Happy Birthday to Charleston’s favorite sons!

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