Willie Robertson turns 42: Happy birthday to the bearded 'Duck Dynasty' star

willie-robertson-duck-dynasty-birthday.jpgWe all know Willie Robertson as one of the epically bearded stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," but before the birthday boy, who turns 42 on Tuesday (April 22), was a grizzled reality star living on the Louisiana bayou, he was a clean-cut Southern gentleman.

To wit: This entire gallery of the Robertson family in some far less hairier days.

Check out this shot of Willie, his wife Korie and their two kids versus one of the most recent promo shots for "Duck Dynasty" -- it's a major difference, right? Which one do you prefer: the collared shirt-wearing, frosted tipped Robertson, or the bandana-wearing, long-bearded Robertson?

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