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Birthdays - Today (6/20) & Tomorrow (6/21)

Monday, June 20th

Actors:

  • John Goodman is 70 (“Raising Arizona,” “Barton Fink,” “Always,” “The Babe,” “The Flintstones,” “The Artist,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” “The Big Lebnowski,” “Argo,” “The Hangover Part III,” “Patriots Day,” “10 Cloverfield Lane,” “Roseanne”)
  • Nicole Kidman is 55 (“Dead Calm,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Cold Mountain,” “The Hours,” “Big Little Lies”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to Keith Urban since 2006)
  • Claudia Lee is 26 (“Zeke & Luther,” “Heart of Dixie”)
  • Josh Lucas is 51 (“Glory Road,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Hulk,” “Stealth,” “Poseidon,” “J. Edgar,” “Red Dog,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) (FAST FACTS: His given name? Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer. And yes, that is his voice you hear on the Home Depot commercials)
  • Sereyah McNeil is 27 (“Empire”)
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse is 33 (“Superbad,” “Role Models,” “Kick-Ass,” “Kick-Ass 2”)
  • Peter Paige is 53 (“Say Uncle,” “Queer as Folk”)
  • Tika Sumpter is 42 (“One Life to Live,” “Ride Along,” “Best Friends Date,” “The Haves and the Have Nots”)
  • The late Danny Aiello (1933-2019)...he would have been 89 (“The Godfather: Part II,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Moonstruck,” “Hudson Hawk,” “Ruby,” “2 Days in the Valley,” “Lucky Number Slevin,” “The Last Don”)
  • The late Olympia Dukakis (1931 – 2021) ...she would have been 91 (“Moonstruck,” “In the Land of Women,” “Steel Magnolias”)
  • The late Errol Flynn (1909-1959) (“The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “Captain Blood”)
  • The late Martin Landau (1928 – 2017)…he would have been 94(“Mission Impossible,” “Ed Wood,” “North by Northwest”)
  • The late John Mahoney (1940 – 2018)…he would have been 82 (“Frasier,” “Say Anything”)

Musicians:

  • Van Halen/ Chickenfoot/ Sammy Hagar and the Circle bassist Michael Anthony is 68
  • Switchfoot’s Jerome Fontamillas is 55
  • Sugar Ray’s Murphy Karges is 55 (that’s according to FamousBirthdays.com)
  • Anne Murray is 77
  • Grace Potter is 39 (FAST FACT: Grace and her record producer/husband, Eric Valentine, welcomed their son, Sagan Potter Valentine, in January 2018)
  • Twiggy Ramirez is 51 (Born Jeordie Osbourne White, he played with Marilyn Manson for a number of years – in 2017, he was kicked from Manson’s crew amid accusations by ex-girlfriend Jessicka Addams, who published a Facebook post accusing White of raping her, as well as physically and emotionally abusing her throughout their relationship)
  • Lionel Richie is 73 (FAST FACTS: He co-wrote the famous fundraising song “We Are the World” with Michael Jackson, which raised money for people in Africa. He also adopted Nicole Richie when she was 9.)
  • Duran Duran’s John Taylor is 62
  • Chuck Wicks is 43
  • Brian Wilson is 80 (FAST FACTS: He co-wrote over 25 top 40 hits for the Beach Boys such as “Good Vibrations” and “Surfin’ the USA.”)
  • The late guitarist Chet Atkins (1924-2001) …he would have been 98 (FAST FACTS: He received 14 Grammy awards and won the Instrumentalist of the Year honor at the Country Music Awards nine times.)

Plus:

  • Comedian Mike Birbiglia is 44
  • Director Stephen Frears is 81 (“My Beautiful Laundrette,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “High Fidelity,” “The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Florence Foster Jenkins””)
  • Director Robert Rodriguez is 54 (“El Mariachi,” “Desperado,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Spy Kids” films, “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl,” “The Faculty,” “Planet Terror,” “Machete”)
  • WWF wrestler Koko B. “The Birdman” Ware is 64

Tuesday, June 21st

Actors:

  • Meredith Baxter is 75 (“Family,” “Family Ties,” “A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story,” “Cold Case,” “Finding Carter”)
  • Erica Durance is 44 (“Smallville,” “Saving Hope,” “Supergirl”)
  • Ron Ely is 84 (“Tarzan,” “How To Marry A Millionaire,” “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze”)
  • Michael Gross is 75 (“Family Ties,” Tremors,” “Suits”) (FAST FACT: While most fans know him for warmer, fuzzier roles… “Law & Order” devotees know his particularly creepy turns as killers in “Criminal Intent” and “SVU” episodes)
  • Mariette Hartley is 82 (“Ride the High Country,” “One Life to Live,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”)
  • Juliette Lewis is 49 (“Cape Fear,” “What's Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Kalifornia,” “From Dusk till Dawn,” “The Other Sister,” “Conviction,” “Secrets & Lies”)
  • Michael Malarkey is 39 (“The Vampire Diaries”)
  • David Morrissey is 58 (“The Reaping,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Centurion,” “The Walking Dead”)
  • Chris Pratt is 43 (“Everwood,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Wanted,” “Moneyball,” “The Five-Year Engagement,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Jurassic World,” “The Magnificent Seven,” “Passengers,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) (FAST FACT: In 2015, “Time” magazine named Pratt one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual ‘Time 100 list.’ Now counting ‘Governator’ Arnold Schwarzenegger as his father-in-law, Pratt got hitched to Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2019. Their first child together, Lyla Maria, was born in August 2020, they welcomed their second daughter, Eloise Christina, in May 2022)
  • Carrie Preston is 55 (“True Blood,” “Person of Interest,” “Crowded,” “The Good Wife,” “The Good Fight”)
  • Doug Savant is 58 (“Melrose Place,” “Godzilla,” “Desperate Housewives,” “24,” “What Color Is Love?”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to “Melrose Place” castmate Laura Leighton since 1998)
  • Maggie Siff is 48 (“Mad Men,” “Push,” “Billions,” “Sons of Anarchy”)
  • Jussie Smollett is 40 (“The Might Ducks,” “Empire,” “Alien: Covenant”)
  • The late Jane Russell (1921-2011) (“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “Fate is the Hunter”)

Musicians:

  • Kris Allen is 37
  • Ray Davies is 78
  • Lana Del Rey is 37 (Her real name? Elizabeth Woolridge Grant)
  • The Killers’ Brandon Flowers is 41 (FAST FACT: He joined the Killers in response to a newspaper ad)
  • Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer is 72
  • Kathy Mattea is 63

Plus:

  • YouTube sensation Rebecca Black is 25 (FAST FACT: Rebecca Black earned her fame with the song “Friday” in 2011, which went viral for being one of the worst music videos of all time. More recently, she returned the consciousness by way of the FOX series, “The Four: The Battle For Stardom” as well as a stint on NBC’s “The Voice”)
  • Edward Snowden is 39 (FAST FACT: Former CIA employee who made global headlines in June 2013 when he told the media about the National Security Agency's invasive tactics)
  • Britain’s Prince William/Duke of Cambridge is 40 (FAST FACT: He is the eldest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and is second in line for the throne.)
  • The late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) …she would have been 69 (FAST FACT: became the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state. She was assassinated in a bombing in Pakistan after spending nine years in self-exile)
  • The late philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) (FAST FACT: he is considered the father of existentialism)

 

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