Birthdays - (6/23) & (6/24)

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.)

June 24th

Actors:

  • Nancy Allen is 72 (“Carrie,” “Dressed to Kill,” “Poltergeist III,” “The Philadelphia Experiment,” the “Robocop” series)
  • Max Ehrich is 31 (“iCarly” “Parenthood,” “Under The Dome,” “The Path”)
  • Mindy Kaling is 43 (“The Office,” “The Mindy Project,” “A Wrinkle In Time, “Ocean’s 8,” “Late Night”)
  • Minka Kelly is 42 (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood,” “Charlie's Angels,” “The Roommate,” “The Butler,” “Almost Human”)
  • Michele Lee is 80 (“Love, American Style,” “The Love Boat,” “Knots Landing”)
  • Candice Patton is 37 (“The Young and the Restless,” “The Game,” “The Flash”)
  • Joe Penny is 66 (“Riptide,” “Jake and the Fatman,” “Jane Doe” telefilm series, “Cold Case”)
  • Betsy Randall is 67 (“Boy Meets World,” “Home Improvement,” “Adam Ruins Everything,” “Dirty 30”)
  • Sherry Stringfield is 55 (“Guiding Light,” “ER,” “NYPD Blue,” “Under the Dome,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”)
  • Coy Stewart is 24 (“Are We There Yet,” “Bella and the Bulldogs”)
  • Peter Weller is 75 (“Robocop” series, “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Mighty Aphrodite,” “The New Age,” “Naked Lunch,” “24,” “Dexter,” “Longmire,” also director on “Sons of Anarchy”)
  • The late Tom “Tiny” Lister, Jr. (1958 – 2020)...he would have been 64 (“Beverly Hills Cop II,” “The Fifth Element,” “Friday,” “Jackie Brown,” “Next Friday”)
  • The late Al Molinaro (1919 – 2015) (Al Delvecchio, “Happy Days” and Murray the Cop on “The Odd Couple”

Musicians:

  • Jeff Beck is 78
  • Mick Fleetwood is 75
  • Rammstein’s Richard Kruspe is 55
  • Hollywood Undead’s Johnny 3 Tears is 41 (his given name is George Ragan, and that age is according to FamousBirthdays.com)
  • Levi Roots is 64 (his mama knows him as Keith Valentine Graham)
  • Tears for Fears bassist Curt Smith is 61
  • Solange is 36 (her full name, Solange Piaget Knowles)
  • The late Astro (aka Terence Wilson) of UB40 (1957 – 2021)…he would have been is 65
  • The late Chris Wood of Traffic (1944 – 1983)…he would have been 78

Plus:

  • 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year award winner Lionel Messi is 35 (FAST FACT: When he was 25, he became the youngest player in history to score 200 goals in La Liga and in March 2012, he became the first player in Champions League history to score five goals in a single match.)
  • Supermodel Petra Nemcova is 43 (FAST FACT: Back in December 2004, she was among those swept up in the “Boxing Day Tsunami.” In Thailand with her fiancé, Simon Atlee, a massive earthquake in the Indian Ocean, which caused a tsunami that devastated the region. While Simon drowned, she was able to hold on to a palm tree for eight hours with a broken pelvis and serious internal injuries until she was rescued. In the wake of the massive tragedy, she founded the Happy Hearts Fund, which aims to rebuild safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters.)
  • The late author and journalist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913 or 1914) ("An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.") (FAST FACT: Bierce's book “The Devil's Dictionary” was named as one of "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. In December 1913, Bierce traveled to Chihuahua, Mexico to gain first-hand experience of the Mexican Revolution. He disappeared while rumored to be traveling with rebel troops, and was never seen again.)
  • The late prizefighter Jack Dempsey (1895-1983) (He held the World Heavyweight Title in boxing from 1919-1926. Dempsey is ranked as tenth on “The Ring” magazine's list of all-time heavyweights, seventh among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers and is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He was inducted into The Ring's Boxing Hall of Fame in 1951.)
  • The late Roy O. Disney (1893 – 1971) (First CEO of The Walt Disney Company, which he co-founded with his younger brother, Walt. He was credited as being the financial mind behind the Disney empire, while Walt was the creative force.)
  • The late comedian Phil Harris (1904-1995) (FAST FACT: Voice actor who went from being on radio’s “The Jack Benny Program” to portraying Baloo in Disney's “The Jungle Book” and Thomas O'Malley in “The Aristocats”)
  • The late Robert Downey Sr. (1936 – 2021)…he would have been 86 (Director of “Hugo Pool” and “Greaser’s Palace” and father of actor Robert Downey Jr.)
  • The late Chuck Taylor (1901-1969) (FAST FACT: He is credited as the first athlete to endorse a line of shoes with his Chuck Taylor All-Stars, which became one of the top-selling basketball shoes in history. Here’s the thing, while he claimed to play on various basketball teams, no record of it appears to exist.)

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