B WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 25, 1996 Celebrity Spotlight & Birthdays APPLAUSE! THE SALINA JOURNAL By The Associated Press In the Spotlight — Will Smith In the sci-fi blockbuster "Independence Day," former rapper Will Smith plays a young fighter pilot who helps save Earth from certain destruction. "Welcome to Earth," Smith growls, as he TKO's an extremely nasty alien. It was a new role for the former rapper-TV star, who said Harrison Ford's performance in "Star Wars" as the renegade pilot Han Solo served as a reference point for his role as Marine Capt. Steven Killer. Smith's hit sitcom, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," ended in May after six seasons on NBC. "I wanted to go out while the show was still hot," Smith said. But the actor, who stands 6 feet 2 inches, said "Fresh Prince" really helped his career. "TV is like the gym," he says. "TV is a really, really intense workout facility. You work on your timing, you learn about the cameras, just everything about performing. You can get in really good shape." Born in Philadelphia on Sept. 25, 1968, Smith was nicknamed "Prince" by his eighth-grade teacher because of his charming ability to talk his way out of difficult situations. He began performing rap at parties in 1981. "When you're rapping you change your name every week trying to find one that fits. Once I was Willie Will. I settled on Prince in 1986, then I added Fresh because that's the new slang for cool." Smith and Jeff Townes formed the Grammy-winning rap duo D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince in 1986. Their first single was "Girls Ain't Nothin' But Trouble," which they recorded on their own label. A major company picked it up and it became an international hit. Now that his TV show is history, Smith is turning his attention to films. Next up: "Men in Black" with Tommy Lee Jones. Celeb Birthdays: Sept. 22: Singer David Coverdale with rock groups Deep Purple & Whitesnake, 47; actress Shari Belafonte, 42; singer-actress Debby "You Light Up My Birthday Cake" Boone, 40; singer Johnette Napolitano with rock group Concrete Blond, 39; singer Joan Jett, 36. Sept. 23: Actor Mickey Rooney, 76; uh-huh ivory tickler Ray Charles, 66; to all the birthdays he's had before, Julio Iglesias, 53; Bruce Springsteen, 47; Jerry's kid, Jason Alexander, 37; actress Elizabeth Pena, 35. Sept. 24: Musician-photographer Linda McCartney, 54; singer Gerry Marsden with pop group Gerry and the Pacemakers, 54; actor Phil Hartman ("NewsRa- dio"), 48. Sept. 25: Beleaguered white male, Michael Douglas, 52; actor Christopher Reeve, 44; "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill, 44; resurgent vixen Heather Locklear, 35; Fresh Prince of the air, Will Smith, 28. 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