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Birthdays - (6/22) & (6/23)

June 22nd

Actors:

  • Amy Brenneman is 58 (“NYPD Blue,” “Judging Amy,” “Private Practice,” “The Leftovers”)
  • Bruce Campbell is 64 (“Maniac Cop,” “My Name is Bruce,” “Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Burn Notice,” “Evil Dead” movie and TV series)
  • Donald Faison is 48 (“Clueless,” “Remember The Titans,” "Scrubs," “Kick-Ass 2,” “The Exes”)
  • Graham Greene is 70 ("Dances With Wolves," “Thunderheart,” “Die Hard With A Vengeance,” “The Green Mile,” “Skins,” “Transamerica,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “Casino Jack,” “Winter's Tale,” “Wind River”) (FAST FACT: Greene is an Oneida born in Ohsweken, on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario)
  • Michael Lerner is 81 (“Harlem Nights,” “Barton Fink,” “Eight Men Out,” “Elf,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”)
  • Tracy Pollan is 62 (“Family Ties,” “Promised Land,” “Law & Order: SVU”) FAST FACT: She’s been married to Michael J. Fox since 1988)
  • Lindsay Ridgeway is 37 ("Boy Meets World," “Cats Don’t Dance,” “Disney's Twilight Zone Tower of Terror”)
  • Tim Russ is 66 (“Star Trek: Voyager,” “Samantha Who?,” “iCarly”)
  • Meryl Streep is 73 (“Silkwood,” “Out of Africa,” “Postcards from the Edge,” “Death Becomes Her,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Doubt,” “Julie & Julia,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “The Post”)
  • Lindsay Wagner is 73 (“The Paper Chase,” “The Bionic Woman,” “Warehouse 13,” “Grey’s Anatomy”)
  • The late David L. Lander (1947 – 2020) ...he would have been 75 (Squiggy on "Laverne and Shirley," “Twin Peaks,” “Pacific Blue,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”)
  • The late Freddie Prinze (“Chico and the Man”) (1954-1977)…he would have been 68 (FAST FACTS: Born Frederick Karl Pruetzel, he was considered one of the biggest stars in 70’s known for his for his stand up talent and his “everyman” humor. Sadly, he committed suicide after years of battling depression that deepened when his wife filed for divorce. His son, Freddie Prinze, Jr. was barely a year old at the time.)
  • The late Ralph Waite ("The Waltons," “NCIS”) (1928-2014) … he would have been 94

Musicians:

  • Cory Gunz is 35 (his given name, Peter Cory Pankey, Jr.)
  • Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane Hansen is 25
  • Kris Kristofferson is 86
  • Cyndi Lauper is 69
  • The late Bobby Harrison of Procol Harum (1939 – 2022)….he would have been 83

Plus:

  • Author Dan Brown is 58 (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels & Demons”)
  • TV personality Carson Daly is 49
  • Clyde “Clyde the Glide” Drexler, former NBA basketball player Olympic gold medalist is 60
  • Philadelphia 76ers’ shooting guard/small forward Danny Green is 35
  • Former NFL Hall of Famer-turned-analyst Kurt Warner is 51 (FAST FACT: Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, and is the only person inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Arena Football Hall of Fame)
  • Reality TV star Porsha Williams is 41 (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”)
  • The late CBS newsman Ed Bradley (1941-2006)…he would have been 81

June 23rd

Actors:

  • Selma Blair is 50 (“Cruel Intentions,” “Legally Blonde,” “Dark Horse,” “Columbus Circle,” “Anger Michigan,” “In Their Skin,” “Mothers and Daughters,” “American Crime Story”)
  • Bryan Brown is 75 (“The Thorn Birds,” “FX,” “Cocktail,” “Gorillas in the Mist,” “F/X2,” “Along Came Polly,” “Kill Me Three Tim,” “Gods of Egypt”)
  • Joel Edgerton is 48 (“Animal Kingdom,” “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” “Star Wars Episode II and II,” “Kinky Boots,” “The Thing,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Black Mass,” “It Comes At Night”)
  • Frances McDormand is 65 (“Raising Arizona,” “Fargo,” “Short Cut,” “Primal Fear,” “Wonder Boys,” “Almost Famous,” “Something's Gotta Give,” “Burn After Reading,” “Promised Land,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) (FAST FACT: Her birth name? Cynthia Ann Smith – and she has won numerous accolades, including three Best Actress Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting.")
  • Melissa Rauch is 42 (“Kath & Kim,” “True Blood,” “The Big Bang Theory”)
  • Ted Shackelford is 76 (“Knots Landing,” “Young & The Restless,” “Dallas”)
  • Billy Wirth is 60 (“The Lost Boys,” “Body Snatchers,” “MacArthur Park”)

Musicians:

  • Memphis Bleek is 44 (His given name, Malik Cox)
  • Glenn Danzig is 67 (FAST FACT: Born Glenn Allen Anzalone, he’s 5-feet, 3-inches tall)
  • Duffy is 38 (Duffy’s actually her last name – Amy Anne Duffy is her full name)
  • April Wine’s Myles Goodwin is 74
  • Pake McEntire is 69 (Reba’s older brother)
  • Jason Mraz is 45
  • Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley is 60
  • KT Tunstall is 47
  • The late June Carter Cash (1929 – 2003) …she would have been 93 (FAST FACT: At Carter's funeral, her stepdaughter, Rosanne Cash, said, "If being a wife were a corporation, June would have been a CEO. It was her most treasured role.”
  • The late Stuart Sutcliffe (1940 – 1962) …he would have been 82 (FAST FACTS: The Beatles' first bassist, Sutcliffe was credited, along with John Lennon, with creating the band's name.)

Plus:

  • Reality star Anna Duggar is 34 (“19 Kids And Counting”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to Josh Duggar since 2008 and welcomed their fifth child in September 2017 and in spite of his infidelities – and recent conviction on federal child porn charges – she’s standing by him).
  • TV personality Randy Jackson is 66 (While he’s best known to younger audiences as one of the original “American Idol” judges, Randy, he’s also a GRAMMY-winning producer who has been a featured session musician on a variety of projects from rock to pop and even country)
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 74 (Second African-American to serve on the Supreme Court, he succeeded Thurgood Marshall. He is a firm believer in the textualist view of the U.S. Constitution, meaning seeking to uphold what he sees as the original meaning of the United States Constitution and its statutes)
  • Producer Joss Whedon is 58 (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Ange,” “Firefly,” “Dollhouse,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (from 2013), “Serenity,” “The Cabin in the Woods,” “The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”)
  • The late producer/choreographer Bob Fosse (1927 – 1987)…he would have been 95 (“The Pajama Game,” “Damn Yankees,” “Cabaret”)
  • The late sexologist Alfred C. Kinsey (1894 – 1956) (World-renowned sex researcher who founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University in 1947 and compiled statistical research on his subjects' intimate behavior. His books, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, are considered precursors to the sexual revolution that occurred over a decade later and he is the subject of the 2004 film, “Kinsey,” where he is played by Liam Neeson.)
  • The late runner and Olympic gold medalist Wilma Rudolph (Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games.) (1940-1994)…she would have been 82.
  • The late mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) (He is credited with breaking the code for the British Army in World War II to defeat the Nazi’s. The Film “The Imitation Games” is based off of his work during the war, as well as his life as a gay man during a time where homosexuality was considered a crime in Great Britain.)

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