Actor's date of birth, incorrect. (Adult and well known!)

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I have noticed an actor's date of birth is incorrect. The actor is well known and I have submitted a correction with links to other reputable sources, i am sure I can find more links if necessary. When I read a press article saying the actor celebrates his birthday and there is an interview etc. it's clear to me the date of birth on imdb is incorrect. What makes it worse is that other websites quote imdb as a source or copy the incorrect imdb date and thus the date of birth also appears incorrect on other sites, e.g. wikipedia etc What can I do to get the date finally corrected? Happy for any help. 
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Can you provide the reference number for the submission and staff can check the submission?

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Thank you. The number is 131215-080835-469000
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Unfortunately, IMDb has had so many problems with incorrect 'corrections' of dates of birth that 'reputable' may not be enough. They now seem to greatly prefer official (i.e. government) sources.

I hope your sources will be enough.
 
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Hopefully an interview with the actor on his birthday is enough to prove it!
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Still no change, despite resubmitting several times every 15 days. The date of birth is still incorrect. Any ideas on what to do to escalate it?
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If you provide the actor's name, perhaps I can help you find an official public document that can corroborate your changes and get them accepted.  You can send me a private message over on IMDb, here:  http://www.imdb.com/user/ur3590033/
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Thank you. A further problem is because the request is not dealt with timely, the links provided as back up evidence can change and be no longer valid !! 
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I have sent you all the details now with the links. 
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Success! The date of birth has finally been changed to the correct one after many months!
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Very glad to hear you got this straightened out!
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how do you send in the information to correct someone's birthdate?  I've been all over the help pages and got no where.  Can someone help me?  Where do I submit correcting an actor's date of birth (more specifically his year of birth) I know they probably won't accept Wikipedia as a reliable source but I have several recent interviews where he says he just turned 35 but according to the year of birth on here he should have turned 34, would that be a reliable source?  Where do I go?  What do I do?
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When you submit your edit, for the date of birth change you can add a link in the supplementary information which brings the editor directly to a page where it is shown that the date of birth is different to that on imdb and the same as what you are submitting. You can comment there also that the link/links does/do indeed show this. You can mention you are only literally editing the year (number) for example and that the day and month are not being changed as they are already correct! Good luck! 
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