Birthdays - 6/24, 6/25, 6/26, 6/27

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.)

June 25th

Actors:

  • Linda Cardellini is 47 (“Freaks and Geeks,” “ER,” “Scooby Doo,” “Mad Men,” “Bloodline” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”)
  • Erica Gimpel is 58 (TV’s “Fame,” ″Profiler,” “Veronica Mars,” “God Friended Me”)
  • Angela Kinsey is 51 (“The Office,” “Your Family or Mine,” “Haters Back Off”)
  • Jason Lewis is 51 (“Sex and the City,” “Brothers & Sisters”)
  • June Lockhart is 97 (“Lassie,” “Lost in Space,” “Petticoat Junction,” “Beverly Hills 90210”)
  • Busy Philipps is 43 (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Dawson Creek,” “Cougar Town”)
  • Jimmie Walker is 75 (“Good Times,” “Scrubs,” “Everybody Hates Chris”)

Musicians:

  • Candyman is 54 (born Candell Manson)
  • Tim Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House) is 70
  • Sixpence None The Richer guitarist Sean Kelly is 51
  • Nickelback’s Mike Kroegerof is 50
  • Toto’s David Paich is 68
  • Richie Rich is 55
  • Carly Simon is 77
  • The late Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) (1946 – 2013)…he would have been 76
  • The late Ian McDonald (King Crimson, Foreigner) (1946 – 2022)…he would have been 76
  • The late George Michael (his given name, Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) (1963 – 2016)…he would have been 59

Plus:

  • Funnyman (and sometime actor) Ricky Gervais is 61 (Among other things, he co-wrote and co-directed the British version of “The Office”)
  • Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is 68 (She is the 111th appointment to the Court, and has the distinction of being its first justice of Hispanic heritage, its third female justice, and its twelfth Roman Catholic justice)
  • TV personality, reality TV star and author La La Anthony is 40 (Best known from MTV’s “TRL” and “La La’s Full Court Life,” did you know that her actual name is Alani Nicole Anthony?)
  • The late chef, author, all-around awesome TV personality Anthony Bourdain (1956 – 2018)…he would have been 66
  • The late children’s author Eric Carle (1929 – 2021)...he would have been 93 (He created the best-selling picture book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” as well as “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” As for his ‘Hungry Caterpillar?’ It’s been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50-million copies)
  • The late author George Orwell (1903-1950) (A prolific author and satirist, he is best known for “1984,” “Animal Farm” – his actual name? Eric Arthur Blair)

June 26th

Actors:

  • Robert Davi is 71 (“The Goonies,” “Die Hard,” “Showgirls,” “Licence To Kill,” “Profiler,” “The Expendables 3”)
  • Sean Hayes is 52 (“Will & Grace,” “Sean Saves The World”) (FAST FACT: He saved a man's life in 2001 after he had been shot and robbed. He never sought publicity for the act of kindness – he was outed by the victim.)
  • Matt Letscher is 52 ("Good Morning, Miami," “The Carrie Diaries”)
  • Jeanette McCurdy is 30 (“iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Sam & Cat,” “What's Next for Sarah?,” “ Between”)
  • Mark McKinney is 63 ("Kids in the Hall," “Brain Candy,” “1995 to 1997,” “Slings and Arrows,” “Superstore,” “Man Seeking Woman”)
  • Chris O'Donnell is 52 (“Batman Forever,” “Grey's Anatomy,” “Vertical Limit,” “The Company,” “NCIS: Los Angeles”)
  • Nick Offerman is 52 (“21 Jump Street,” “George Lopez,” “Childrens Hospital,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Fargo”)
  • Aubrey Plaza is 38 (“Funny People,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “10 Years,” “Parks and Recreation” “The To Do List,” “Dirty Grandpa,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Safety Not Guaranteed,” “Criminal Minds”)
  • Jason Schwartzman is 42 ("Rushmore," “I Heart Huckabees,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Moonrise Kingdom”) (FAST FACT: His uncle is the famous director Francis Coppola)
  • The late Peter Lorre (1904 – 1964) (“Casablanca,” “The Maltese Falcon,” “M,” “Casino Royale”)
  • The late Eleanor Parker (1922-2013)…she would have been 100 (“The Sound of Music” “Saramouche”)

Musicians:

  • The 5th Dimension’s Billy Davis, Jr. is 84
  • EMF’s Mark Decloedt is 53
  • Ariana Grande is 29
  • Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood is 53
  • Chris Isaak is 66
  • The Clash’s Mick Jones is 67
  • Berlin’s Terri Nunn is 61
  • Patty Smyth is 65 (FAST FACT: She’s been married to John McEnroe since 1997)
  • OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder is 43
  • Gretchen Wilson is 49

Plus:

  • MLB champ Derek Jeter is 48 (A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees' success of the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. The team retired his uniform number – 2 – in May 2017)
  • Ex-con NFL QB-turned-analyst Michael Vick is 42
  • NBA shooting guard Iman Shumpert is 32 (Shumpert was selected by the New York Knicks with the 17th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Shumpert won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016)
  • Olympic gold medal winner and Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Deron Wiliams is 37
  • The late Pulitzer Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck (1892 – 1973) (“The Good Earth”) (FAST FACT: In 1938, she became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature)
  • The late war hero Abner Doubleday (1819-1893) (U.S. Army officer and American Civil War Union general who fired the first shot in the Civil War's first battle) (FAST FACT: He has often been inaccurately credited with inventing baseball) (1819 – 1893)
  • The late award-winning make up artist Dick Smith (1922 – 2014) (He won the Academy Award for Makeup for “Amadeus.” He has also worked on films such as “The Godfather” and “The Exorcist.”)

June 27th

Actors:

  • Drake Bell is 36 (“The Amanda Show,” “Drake & Josh”) (FAST FACT: This week, he plead guilty to child endangerment charges related to a relationship he had with an underage girl...he is awaiting sentencing)
  • Sam Claflin is 36 (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Snow White & the Huntsman” “The Hunger Games” series)
  • Julia Duffy is 71 ("Newhart," “Designing Women,” “Scream Queens”)
  • Matthew Lewis is 33 (Neville Longbottom in the “Harry Potter” Franchise)
  • Tobey Maguire is 47 (“Spiderman,” “Spider-Man” film trilogy, “Pleasantville,” “The Cider House Rules,” “Wonder Boy,” “Seabiscuit,” “The Good German,” “Brothers,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Pawn Sacrifice”)
  • Alanna Masterson is 34 (“The Walking Dead’s” Tara, “Mistresses”)
  • Madylin Sweeten is 31 (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “TMI Hollywood”)
  • Chandler Riggs is 23 (“The Walking Dead’s” Carl)
  • Ed Westwick is 35 (“Gossip Girl,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Bone in the Throat,” “Freaks of Nature,” “Billionaire Ransom,” “White Gold,” “Wicked City”) (FAST FACT: As of March 2018, Ed is still being investigated for rape, though he maintains his innocence)
  • The late Bob Keeshan (1927-2004)…he would have 95 (“Captain Kangaroo”)

Musicians:

  • Modern Day Escape Drummer Sandra Alva is 34
  • Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui is 26
  • The Beach Boys’ Bruce Johnston is 80
  • Squeeze’s Gilson Lavis is 71
  • Lorrie Morgan is 63
  • Sixpence None the Richer’s Leigh Nash is 46
  • Lawson’s Joel Peat is 32

Plus:

  • Producer/director JJ Abrams is 56 (“Felicity,” “Alias,” “Lost,” “Mission Impossible III,” “Armageddon,” “Cloverfield,” “Star Trek,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
  • Reality star Khloe Kardashian is 38 (“Keeping Up With The Kardashians”) (FAST FACT: In 2001, Kardashian suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in which she went through the windshield and suffered a severe concussion, causing long-term memory loss.)
  • Fashion designer Vera Wang is 73
  • The late Helen Keller (1880-1968) (FAST FACTS: Though she was deaf and blind, Keller became a suffragist, political activist and author. She became good friends with author Mark Twain, who helped her to become the first deaf and blind person to receive a Bachelor’s degree.)
  • The late Zillionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot (1930 – 2019) ...he would have been 92
  • The late educator Wilson C. Riles (1917 – 1999) (The first black state official elected to statewide office in California) (FAST FACTS: His upset win in November 1970 over controversial incumbent Max Rafferty was described as "one of the most stunning upsets in California's political history. He was also the first black-American in the nation to be elected state superintendent of schools.)

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