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Actress Jodie Foster Gives Birth

July 21, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Actress Jodie Foster is a mother for the first time.

The Oscar-winning actress gave birth to a boy at 5:53 a.m. Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, publicist Pat Kingsley said. Charles Foster weighed 7 1/2 pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long.

``She couldn’t be happier. She’s happy as a lark,″ Ms. Kingsley said.

Foster, whose movie credits include ``Taxi Driver″ and ``Silence of the Lambs,″ isn’t married and she hasn’t revealed the name of the father.

The 35-year-old actress returned to her Los Angeles home with her son on Tuesday.

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