Birthdays - 9/1-9/15

September 1st

Actors:

  • Ricardo Antonio Chavira is 51 (“Desperate Housewives,” “24,” “Scandal,” “Santa Clarita Diet”)
  • Scott Speedman is 47 (“Felicity,” “The Strangers,” “The Vow,” “Animal Kingdom”)
  • Maury Sterling is 51 (“Smokin’ Aces,” “Homeland”)
  • Lily Tomlin is 83 (“9 to 5,” “All of Me,” “Flirting with Disaster,” “Tea with Mussolini,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “Grace & Frankie”) (FAST FACTS: The legendary comedienne has won multiple awards including a GRAMMY in 1972 for “This Is A Recording” as well as four Emmy Awards. Closeted for years, she’s been with her partner Jane Wagner since 1971 – the couple married in 2013.)
  • Zendaya is 26 (Her last name is Coleman, by the way!) (While we met her as a singer, she’s also appeared in “Shake It Up,” “KC Undercover,” “Spiderman,” “The Greatest Showman”) (FAST FACT: While rumored to be involved with “Spider Man” co-star Tom Holland since 2016, their status was confirmed in July 2021 when paparazzos snapped the pair smooching in a car)
  • The late Yvonne DeCarlo (1922 – 2007)…she would have been 100 (“The Ten Commandments,” “Flame of the Islands,” “Death of a Scoundrel,” “Band of Angels,” “The Sword and the Cross,” “The Munsters”)

Musicians:

  • Scissor Sisters’ Babydaddy (born Scott Hoffman) is 46
  • Sly and the Family Stone drummer Greg Errico is 74
  • Gloria Estefan is 65
  • Barry Gibb is 76
  • Tokio Hotel’s Tom Kaulitz is 33
  • Pistol Annies’ Angaleena Presley is 46
  • Charlie Robison is 58
  • Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman is 38
  • The late Conway Twitty (1933 – 1993)…he would have been 89 (He was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins)

Plus:

  • Celebrity offspring (and burgeoning model and footballer/soccer player) Romeo Beckham is 20 (The son of David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, his older brother is Brooklyn and his younger brother is Cruz)
  • Famed (or infamous, depending on your perspective) lawyer Alan Dershowitz is 84 (He has earned his fame by representing a long list of celebrity clients, including Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, and Jim Bakker. His most notable cases include his role in 1984 in overturning the conviction of Claus von Bülow – for the attempted murder of his wife, Sunny – and as the appellate adviser for the defense in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.)
  • TV personality Padma Lakshmi is 52 (“Top Chef”)
  • TV personality Dr. Phil McGraw is 72
  • Reality TV star/sometime rapper Chanel West Coast is 34 (Born Chelsea Chanel Dudley, you can find her on shows including “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory,” “Ridiculousness.” She’s currently expecting her first child with boyfriend Dom Fenison.)
  • Fashion designer/stylist Rachel Zoe is 51

September 2nd

Actors:

  • Mark Harmon is 71 (“The Presidio,” “Summer School,” “Flamingo Road,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Reasonable Doubts,” “Chicago Hope,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: New Orleans”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Pam Dawber of “Mork & Mindy” fame since 1987)
  • Salma Hayek is 56 (“Desperado,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Dogma,” “Wild Wild West,” “Frida,” “Grown Ups,” “Ugly Betty,” “30 Rock,” “How To Be A Latin Lover,” “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”)
  • Jonathan Kite is 43 (”2 Broke Girls”)
  • Linda Purl is 67 (“Happy Days,” “Matlock,” “The Office,” “Reckless”)
  • Keanu Reeves is 58 (“Bill and Ted” franchise, “Point Break,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” “Speed,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” My Own Private Idaho,” “The Matrix” franchise, “The Devil's Advocate,” “Constantine,” “47 Ronin,” “John Wick” series)
  • Cynthia Watros is 54 (“Guiding Light,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Lost,” “Titus”)
  • Katt Williams is 51 (“Friday After Next, “My Wife and Kids,” Norbit”) (FAST FACT: His given name is Micah Sierra Williams)

Musicians:

  • 10,000 Maniacs’ Jerry Augustyniak is 64
  • Mayday Parade’s Jake Bundrick is 39
  • The Mavericks’ Paul Deakin is 63
  • K-Ci and JoJo’s Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey is 53
  • Limp Bizkit bassist Sam Rivers is 45
  • Panic At The Disco’s! Spencer Smith is 35
  • Zedd is 33 (born Anton Zaslavski)
  • The late Impressions’ founder Sam Gooden (1934 – 2022)…he would have been 88
  • The late Billy Preston (1946 – 2006)…he would have been 76

Plus:

  • Reality TV star Tamra Judge is 55 (“Real Housewives of Orange County”)
  • Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw is 74 (FAST FACTS: The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback who led the team to four Super Bowl Championships after the team selected him first overall in the 1970 NFL Draft. He became a widely popular Fox sports analyst after retirement.)
  • Tennis champ Jimmy Connors is 70 (FAST FACTS: Connors won eight Grand Slam tournaments including the U.S. Open five times from 1974 to 1983. He held the top ranking in tennis for 160 consecutive weeks from July, 1974 to August, 1977)
  • Reality TV star Camille Grammer is 54 (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
  • Entrepreneur Harvey Levin is 72 (Former lawyer and “People’s Court” correspondent, who became the founder of TMZ)
  • Heavyweight boxing champ Lennox Lewis is 57 (He’s a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title. Holding dual British and Canadian citizenship; he represented Canada at the 1988 Summer Olympics as an amateur – and won a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division after defeating future world champion Riddick Bowe in the final.)
  • Celebrity daughter Aimee Osbourne is 39 (FAST FACT: Unlike the rest of her famous family, Aimee has largely avoided the limelight – and had declined to participate in “The Osbournes.” In recent years, however, she’s begun releasing music under the moniker ARO)
  • The late schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe (1948 – 1986)…she would have been 74 (FAST FACTS: Scheduled to become NASA's first teacher in space, McAuliffe was tragically killed in 1986 when the Challenger exploded. She was chosen for the STS-51-L mission from among 11,000 applications. She was posthumously granted the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 2004.)

September 3rd

Actors:

  • Ashley Jones is 46 (“The Bold & The Beautiful,” “True Blood”)
  • Costas Mandylor is 57 (“Mobsters,” "Picket Fences," “Saw” series)
  • Valerie Perrine is 79 (“Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Superman,” “Electric Horseman,” “The Cannonball Run,” “) (FAST FACTS: She began her career as a Las Vegas showgirl, and made her screen debut as the soft-core porn actress Montana Wildhack in “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “The Californians”)
  • Charlie Sheen is 57 (“Platoon,” “Wall Street,” “Young Guns,” “Eight Men Out,” “Major League,” “Hot Shots!,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Anger Management”) (FAST FACT: His birth name is Carlos Irwin Estévez)
  • Nick Wechsler is 44 (“Roswell,” “Team Knight Rider,” “Revenge”)
  • The late Eileen Brennan (1932 – 2013)…she would have been 90 (“Divorce American Style,” “The Last Picture Show “The Sting,” “Taxi,” “Private Benjamin,” “Newhart,” “Clue,” “thirtysomething,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “7th Heaven,” “Will & Grace”) (FAST FACT: She received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role in “Private Benjamin,” and when she reprised the role for the TV adaptation of the film, she won both a Golden Globe and Emmy for her performance.)
  • The late Kitty Carlisle-Hart (1910 – 2007) (“Murder at the Vanities,” “A Night at the Opera,” “Hollywood Cantee,” “Radio Days,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “To Tell The Truth”)
  • The late Anne Jackson (1925 – 2016)…she would have been 97 (“Gunsmoke,” “The Shining,” “The Secret Life of An American Wife” (FAST FACT: She was married to actor Eli Wallach from 1948 until his death in June 2014 making their 66-year marriage one of the longest in Hollywood history)

Musicians:

  • Grand Funk Railroad’s Don Brewer is 74
  • The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine is 80
  • Sum 41’s Jason McCaslin is 42
  • LMFAO’s Redfoo is 47 (given name Stefan Kendal Gordy) (FAST FACTS: The son of Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr., he went to school with GoonRock and will.i.am, and began his career as a producer and song writer at age 22)
  • Hollywood Undead’s Charlie Scene is 37 (that’s according to FamousBirthdays.com)
  • The Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones is 67
  • Disturbed’s Mike Wengren is 51

Plus:

  • Snowboarder/skateboarder Shaun White is 36 (FAST FACTS: A two-time Olympic Gold medalist, he holds the X-Games records for gold medals and highest overall medal count, and has won 10 ESPY Awards. He’s been dating actress Nina Dobrev since 2019)
  • The late car manufacturer Ferdinand Porsche (1875 – 1951) (FAST FACTS: He created the Volkswagen Beetle and the early Porsche cars. He also created the first electric hybrid automobile. During WWII, he helped design and build Germany's fearsome tanks.)

September 4th

Actors:

  • Khandi Alexander is 65 ("ER," "Newsradio," “CSI: Miami”)
  • Wes Bentley is 44 (“American Beauty,” “Four Feathers,” “Ghost Rider,” “The Hunger Games,” “American Horror Story”)
  • Mitzi Gaynor is 91 (“South Pacific,” “There's No Business Like Show Business”)
  • Max Greenfield is 43 (“Veronica Mars,” “Modern Men,” “The Gentlemen’s League,” “New Girl,” “The Mindy Project,” “The Neighborhood”)
  • Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is 69 (“Welcome Back, Kotter,” “Alien Nation,” “Roseanne,” “Moesha,” “Sublime,” “The Jacksons: An American Dream,” “The Parent ‘Hood,” “The Wayans Bros.”)
  • Judith Ivey is 71 (“B.J. Poteet” of “Designing Women,” “Will & Grace,” “Rose Red,” “Grey’s Anatomy”)
  • Carter Jenkins is 31 (“The Bernie Mac Show,” “Scrubs,” “Surface”)
  • Ione Skye is 52 (“River’s Edge,” “Say Anything,” “Zodiac,” “Private Practice,” “Arrested Development”) (FAST FACT: Donovan is her father. Married to Beastie Boys Ad-Rock – aka Adam Horowitz – from 1992 to 1999, she married Ben Lee in 2008 and they’re still together)
  • Noah Taylor is 53 (“Flirting,” “Vanilla Sky,” “Almost Famous,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “Game of Thrones”)
  • Damon Wayans is 62 (“In Living Color,” “My Wife and Kids,” “Major Payne,” “Celtic Pride,” “Bulletproof,” “Lethal Weapon”)
  • The late Dick York (1928 – 1992)…he would have been 94 (“Going My Way,” “Bewitched”) (FAST FACTS: While he was the “first” Darrin Stephens on “Bewitched,” he was the second Dick Sargeant, who was the “second” Darrin had actually been offered the role first, but couldn’t accept. York held the role for five seasons until he was forced to quit due to debilitating back pain. Sargeant was free – and took over the role until the show ended in 1972.)

Musicians:

  • Beyoncé is 41 (full name Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter) (FAST FACT: Yes, her legal last name is Knowles-Carter, but then, so is hubby Jay-Z’s. Indeed, known as Shawn Knowles-Carter – he allegedly made the move as Bey’s family didn’t have any male sons…and they wanted to keep the family name going.)
  • A.S.P.’s Blackie Lawless is 66 (His birth name, Steven Edward Duren)
  • Lacey Sturm (formerly of Flyleaf) is 41
  • Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil is 62

Plus:

  • Entrepreneur and reality TV star Adrienne Maloof is 61 (Owner of the Maloof Companies, which included the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and Maloof Music – but we know her best from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”)
  • Comedian (and former “SNL” cast member) Kyle Mooney is 38\
  • Retired MLB champ Mike Piazza is 54 (FAST FACTS: 12-time MLB All-Star who set the record for most career home runs hit by a catcher with 396; retired with a total of 427 home runs between his time as a catcher and in other positions.)
  • Radio and TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky is 64 (FAST FACT: He graduated from USC's Medical School in 1984)
  • “Jackass” producer Jeff Tremaine is 56
  • PGA star Tom Watson is 73 (FAST FACT: Six-time PGA Player of the Year)
  • Disgraced politician Anthony Weiner is 58 (New York Democrat who resigned in disgrace from the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011 after it came to light that he had tweeted photos of his “special parts” to female supporters. He had a failed bid for Mayor in 2013. Of course, he was up to his old tricks in August 2016…even sending a “sexy” photo showing his young child sleeping next to him. As a result, his wife, Clinton confidante Huma Abedin, finally dumped him for good. In May 2017, he pled guilty to a sexting charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, was sentenced to 21 months in prison, and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. Released in May 2019, he will also be forced to register as a sex offender for life.)
  • The late radio personality Paul Harvey (1918 – 2009) (He hosted “The Rest of the Story” for years before winning the Paul White Award and being appearing on a Gallup pole for the most admired men in America.)
  • The late entrepreneur Lewis Howard Latimer (1848 – 1928) (FAST FACTS: The son of escaped slaves who became a master draftsman and inventor, he helped Alexander Graham Bell make the patent drawings for his telephone.)
  • The late author Richard Wright (1908 – 1960) (“Black Boy,” “Native Son,” “Uncle Tom's Children”) (Much of his work has racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century)

September 5th

Actors:

  • Kristian Alfonso is 59 (“Days of Our Lives,” “The Starmaker”)
  • William Devane is 83 (“Knots Landing,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Space Cowboys,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “24,” “Live Another Day”)
  • Michael Keaton is 71 (“Night Shift,” “ Mom,” “Johnny Dangerously,” “Beetlejuice,” “Batman,” “Birdman,” “Spotlight,” “The Founder,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming”)
  • Carol Lawrence is 90 (FAST FACT: Best known for her role as Maria in the original production of “West Side Story” on Broadway; “The Fugitive,” “Hawaii 5-0,” “Kung Fu,” “Mannix,” “Murder She Wrote,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Sex and the City”)
  • George Lazenby is 83 (“Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” “The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” “The Shrine of Ultimate Bliss,” “The Master,” and “Never Too Young to Die”)
  • Rose McGowan is 49 (“Encino Man,” “The Doom Generation,” “Scream,” “Going All the Way,” “Devil in the Flesh,” “Jawbreaker,” “Charmed,” “The Black Dahlia,” “Machete,” “Grindhouse”)
  • Bob Newhart is 93 (“The Bob Newhart Show,” “Newhart,” “Catch-22,” “Elf,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Librarians”) (FAST FACT: He guest hosted “The Tonight Show” 87 times)
  • Carice Van Houten is 46 (“Game of Thrones”)
  • Raquel Welch is 82 (“Fantastic Voyage,” “One Million Years B.C.,” “Bedazzled,” “100 Rifles,” “Myra Breckinridge,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Legally Blonde) (FAST FACTS: “Playboy” has ranked her #3 on their "100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century" list. In 2011, “Men's Health” ranked her #2 in its "Hottest Women of All Time" list.)

Musicians:

  • En Vogue’s Terry Ellis is 59
  • Journey’s Arnel Pineda is 55
  • Evanesence’s Will Hunt is 51
  • Al Stewart is 77
  • Loudon Wainwright, III is 76
  • Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk is 54
  • Dweezil Zappa is 53 (FAST FACT: His birth name is actually Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa)
  • The late Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)…he would have been 76 (FAST FACT: His given name was Farrokh Bulsara)

Plus:

  • "Cathy" cartoonist Cathy Guisewite is 72 (FAST FACTS: Her “Cathy” cartoon was based on a career woman facing the issues and challenges of eating, working, relationships, etc. – it had a remarkable run of 34 years, ending in October 2010.)
  • The late poet Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) (He was an English adventurer and writer who established a colony near Roanoke Island, now known as Virginia. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London and eventually put to death for treason.)
  • The late outlaw Jesse James (1847-1882) (James is one of the most beloved figures in American history in spite of the fact that he was an outlaw, gang leader, robber, train robber, and murderer. Already a celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death.)

September 6th

Actors:

  • Dylan Bruno is 51 (“Saving Private Ryan,” “The Rage: Carrie 2,” “Numb3ers,” “NCIS”)
  • Jane Curtin is 75 (“Saturday Night Live,” “How To Beat The High Cost of Living,” “Coneheads,” “Kate & Allie,” “United We Fall”) (FAST FACT: In 1986, she was included on the list of the "Top Prime Time Actors and Actresses of All Time”)
  • Idris Elba is 50 (“The Wire,” BBC's “Luther,” “American Gangster,” “Thor,” “Prometheus,” “Pacific Rim,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Beasts of No Nation”)
  • Swoosie Kurtz is 78 (“Wildcats,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Stanley & Iris,” “Sisters,” Citizen Ruth,” “Liar Liar,” “Huff,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Mike & Molly”).
  • Anika Noni Rose is 50 (“Dreamgirls,” “For Colored Girls,” “Bag of Bones”)
  • Rosie Perez is 58 (“Do The Right Thing,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Fearless,” “The Take”)
  • Betsy Russell is 59 (“Private School,” “Tomboy,” “The A Team,” “1st & Ten,” “Saw” series – she played Jigsaw’s ex wife)
  • Michael Winslow is 64 (“Spaceballs,” “Police Academy” film series – he’s the one that makes awesome mouth noises)
  • Jo Anne Worley is 85 (“Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In”)

Musicians:

  • Foxy Brown is 43 (born Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand)
  • Mark Chesnutt is 59
  • David Allan Coe is 83
  • The Wanted’s Max George is 34
  • Macy Gray is 55
  • O.R.E/Noreaga is 45 (born Victor Santiago, Jr.) (that’s according to Wiki)
  • CeCe Peniston is 53
  • The Cardigans’ Nina Persson is 48
  • Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is 79 

Plus:

  • Former New Jersey Governor-turned-TV commentator Chris Christie is 60
  • Funnyman Jeff Foxworthy is 64
  • Model Lupita Jones is 55 (FAST FACTS: Born María Guadalupe "Lupita" Jones Garay, in 1991, she became the first-ever Mexican woman to win the Miss Universe title)
  • Celebrity sister Philippa “Pippa” Middleton (now Matthews) is 39 (FAST FACT: She has gained nothing other that notoriety from her sister’s marriage to Prince William. On the flip side, she’ll be known as Lady Glen Affric should her husband, James Matthews, inherit his father's title, Laird of Glen Affric. And yeah, “just” a title…but still fun, right?)
  • The late scientist John Dalton (1766 – 1844) (English chemist and physicist who pioneered research in the field of atomic theory. He also studied color blindness and was one of the first to recognize the condition as being hereditary.)
  • The late biochemist and physiologist John MacLeod (1876 – 1935) (He is known for his work on carbohydrate metabolism and especially with his collaboration with Frederick Banting and Charles Best in the discovery of insulin. For this work on the discovery of insulin, in 1921, Banting and Macleod were jointly awarded the 1923Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.)
  • The late civil rights leader Frances “Fanny” Wright (1795-1852) (A 19th century Women's Liberation activist and abolitionist who founded the Nashoba Commune in Tennessee, a utopian community to prepare slaves for emancipation.) 

September 7th

Actors:

  • Corbin Bernsen is 68 (“L.A. Law,” “Major League” series, “JAG,” “Psych,” “General Hospital”)
  • Susan Blakely is 74 (“Rich Man, Poor Man,” “The Towering Inferno,” “Capone,” “The Concorde ... Airport '79,” “Over the Top,” “Southland”)
  • W Earl Brown is 59 (“Deadwood,” “Scream,” “There's Something About Mary,” “American Crime,” “Preacher,” “Black Mass”)
  • Ian Chen is 16 (“Fresh Off The Boat”)
  • Shannon Elizabeth is 49 (“American Pie,” “Scary Movie,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Thirteen Ghosts,” “Love Actually”)
  • Michael Emerson is 68 (“The Practice,” “Saw” series, “Lost,” “Person of Interest”)
  • Diane Farr is 53 (“Roswell,” “The Job,” “Rescue Me,” “Numb3rs,” “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager,” “Private Practice,” “Chance”)
  • Oliver Hudson is 46 (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Nashville,” “Scream Queens,” “Splitting Up Together”)
  • Leslie Jones is 55 (“Saturday Night Live,” 2016’s “Ghostbusters”) (FAST FACT: Her birth name is Annette Jones)
  • Julie Kavner is 72 (“Rhoda,” “The Tracey Ullman Show,” “The Simpsons”)
  • Devon Sawa is 44 (“Little Giants,” “Casper,” “Night of the Twisters,” “Wild America,” “Idle Hands,” “Final Destination”)
  • Tom Everett Scott is 52 (“That Thing You Do!,” “An American Werewolf in Paris,” “Boiler Room,” “One True Thing,” “Dead Man on Campus,” “Because I Said So,” “ER,” “Southland,” “Scream,” “Z Nation”)
  • Evan Rachel Wood is 35 (“American Gothic,” "Once & Again,” “The Upside of Anger,” “Thirteen,” “True Blood,” “Westworld”)
  • The late Peter Lawford (1923 – 1984)…he would have been 99 (“The White Cliffs of Dover, “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “Never So Few,” “Oceans 11”)

Musicians:

  • Chic’s Alfa Anderson is 76
  • Starland Vocal Band’s Margot Chapman is 65
  • Michael Feinstein is 66
  • Gloria Gaynor is 79
  • The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde is 71
  • 311’s Chad Sexton is 52
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench is 69
  • The late Buddy Holly (1936 – 1959)…he would have been 86 (FAST FACT: His birth name, Charles Hardin Holley)

Plus:

  • Model Angie Everhart is 53
  • The late film producer/director Elia Kazan (“A Streetcar Named Desire,” “On the Waterfront,” “East of Eden,” “On the Waterfront”) (1909 – 2003)
  • The late inventor Luther Childs Crowell (He created the machine that makes square-bottomed grocery bags) (1840 - 1903)

September 8th 

Actors:

  • David Arquette is 51 (“Wild Bill,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Scream” series, “3000 Miles to Graceland”)
  • Martin Freeman is 51 (“Love Actually,” “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” “The Hobbit,” “Fargo”)
  • Heather Thomas is 65 (“The Fall Guy,” “T.J. Hooker”)
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas is 41 (“Home Improvement,” voice of young Simba in the “The Lion King,” “Last Man Standing”) (FAST FACTS: He bailed on Hollywood in 1998 to focus on academics. In 2000, he graduated with honors from Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, California. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Harvard University, where he studied philosophy and history and spent his third year abroad at St. Andrews University in Scotland. In 2010, he graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies.)
  • The late Sid Caesar (1922 – 2014)…he would have been 100 (“Show of Shows,” “Casesar's Hour,” “It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” “Silent Movie,” “Grease,” “History of the World, Part I,” “Cannonball Run II”)
  • The late Peter Sellers (1925 – 1980)…he would have been 97 (“ Strangelove…,” “The Pink Panther”)

Musicians:

  • Neko Case is 52
  • Keane drummer Richard Hughes is 47
  • Aimee Mann is 62 (FAST FACT: She’s been married to Michael Penn since 1997)
  • Pink is 43 (birth name Alecia Beth Moore)
  • Fine Young Cannibals bassist David Steele is 62
  • Slim Thug is 42 (born Stayve Jerome Thomas)
  • Wiz Khalifa is 35 (born Cameron Jibril Thomaz)
  • The late Avicii (his given name, Tim Bergling) (1989 – 2018)…he would have been 33
  • The late Patsy Cline (1932 – 1963)…she would have been 90 (FAST FACT: Her given name was Virginia Hensley)
  • The late Cars bassist Ben Orr (1947-2000)…he would have been 75
  • The late Jimmie Rodgers (1897 – 1933) (Known as The Father of Country Music, he was a country musician and professional yodeler. He released more than fifty recordings, many of which became country standards.)

Plus:

  • TV personality Brooke Burke is 51
  • Reality TV star Chumlee is 40 (“Pawn Stars”) (FAST FACT: Born Austin Lee Russell, he was given the nickname "Chumlee" when he was about 12 years old because his large stature resembled an animated walrus named Chumly from the series Tennessee Tuxedo.)
  • Civil rights leader Ruby Bridges is 68 (She VOLUNTEERED and became the first African American child to attend an all-white school on November 14, 1960…in the heavily segregated city of New Orleans) (FAST FACT: Her struggle was the subject of the 1998 TV movie, “Ruby Bridges.”)
  • Director Kimberly Peirce (yes, that’s how you spell it) is 55 (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “Stop-Loss,” 2013’s “Carrie”)

September 9th

Actors:

  • Charles “Chip” Esten is 57 (“Whose Line Is It Anyway,” “61*,” “Nashville”)
  • Hugh Grant is 62 (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Sense & Sensibility,” “Mickey Blue Eyes,” “Notting Hill,” “Bridget Jones's Diary,” “About a Boy,” “American Dreamz,” “Cloud Atlas,” “Florence Foster Jenkins”)
  • Constance Marie is 57 (“Selena,” “Switched At Birth,” “The George Lopez Show”)
  • Adam Sandler is 56 (“Airheads,” “The Waterboy,” “Mr. Deeds,” “Big Daddy,” “Blended”) (FAST FACT: His movies have grossed over $2-billion)
  • Eric Stonestreet is 51 (“Modern Family")
  • Henry Thomas is 51 (“E.T.,” “Gangs of New York”)
  • Chaim Topol is 87 (“Tevye” of “Fiddler on the Roof”)
  • Michelle Williams is 42 (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Prozac Nation,” “Blue Valentine,” “Manchester by the Sea")
  • Tom Wopat is 71 (“Dukes of Hazzard,” “Cybil,” “Django Unchained”)
  • The late Cliff Robertson (1923 – 2011)…he would have been 99 (“PT 109,” “Charlie”)

Musicians:

  • Yung Berg is 37 (born Christian Ward)
  • Michael Buble is 47
  • Hunter Hayes is 31
  • The late Otis Redding (1941 – 1967) …he would have been 81

Plus:

  • Supermodel Rachel Hunter is 53
  • NFL Hall of Famer Joe Theismann is 73 (He enjoyed his most enduring fame in 12 seasons with the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and helped the team to consecutive appearances to Super Bowl XVII (winning) and Super Bowl XVIII (losing). He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003)
  • The late “Kentucky Fried Chicken” founder Col. Harland David Sanders (1890 – 1980) (FAST FACT: He sold KFC to a group of investors for just $2-million in 1964. The chain’s approximate annual revenue today? About $16-billion.)
  • The late author Count Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) (“War and Peace,” “Anna Karenina”) (Born Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, he’s usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy and is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.)

September 10th

Actors:

  • Kate Burton is 65 (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”)
  • Colin Firth is 62 (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Shakespeare In Love,” “Love Actually,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary”)
  • Amy Irving is 69 (“Carrie,” “Micki & Maude,” “Yentl,” “Crossing Delancey,” “Yentl,” “Tuck Everlasting”)
  • Eddy Martin is 32 (“Glee,” “Just Jordan”)
  • Ryan Phillippe is 48 (“I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Crash,” “One Life To Live“)
  • Luke Treadaway is 38 (“Clash of the Titans,” “Wasteland,” “Get Lucky”)
  • Daniel Wisler is 42 (“The Unit,” “Sea Beast”)
  • Jacob Young is 43 (“All My Children,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”)
  • The late actor Ian Fleming (not the James Bond creator) (1888-1969) (“Waterloo Road”) 

Musicians:

  • Bush’s Robin Goodridge is 56
  • Big Daddy Kane is 54 (Born Antonio Hard, he rose to fame as part of the Juice Crew)
  • Aerosmith’s Joe Perry is 72
  • My Chemical Romance’s Mikey Way is 42

Plus:

  • TV personality Bill O’Reilly is 73
  • Director Guy Ritchie is 54 (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” “Snatch,” “Revolver,” “Sherlock Holmes” series)
  • The late adventurer Maxie Anderson(born Max Leroy Anderson) (1934 – 1983)…he would have been 88 (He was responsible for the first nonstop balloon crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and of the United States)
  • The late newsman Charles Kuralt (1934-1997) …he would have been 88
  • The late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (1933 – 2019)…he would have been 89
  • The late baseball star Roger Maris (1934-1985) …he would have been 88 (FAST FACTS: He was an American League All-Star from 1959 through 1962, an AL Most Valuable Player in 1960 and 1961, and an AL Gold Glove Award winner in 1960. Maris appeared in seven World Series, five as a member of the Yankees and two with the Cardinals.)
  • The late golf legend Arnold Palmer (1929-2016) …he would have been 93 (FAST FACT: He gained a reputation for drinking a mixture of iced tea and lemonade. Years later, the mixture became a mass-produced beverage under his name. Nicknamed "The King," he’s one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport's television age, which began in the 1950s) 

September 11th 

Actors:

  • Taraji P. Henson is 52 (“Hustle and Flow,” “Baby Boy,” “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Empire”) (FAST FACT: The father of her son, Marcell, was murdered in 2003. In March 2015, she also accused the Glendale Police Department of racial profiling Marcell at a traffic stop – until video proved that he wasn’t. She promptly apologized.)
  • Tyler Hoechlin is 35 (“Teen Wolf,” “7th Heaven,” “Road To Perdition”)
  • Amy Madigan is 72 ("Field of Dreams," “Roe vs. Wade,” “Pollock,” “Gone Baby Gone”)
  • Virginia Madsen is 61 (“Sideways,” “The Haunting in Connecticut,” “The Rainmaker,” “Witches of East End”)
  • Kristy McNichol is 60 (“Family,” “Little Darlings,” “Only When I Laugh,” “Empty Nest”)
  • Ariana Richards is 43 (“Prancer,” “Tremors,” "Jurassic Park")
  • Ryan Slattery is 40 ("JAG," “Sleepover”)
  • Laura Wright is 52 ("Guiding Light," “General Hospital”)

Musicians:

  • The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft is 51
  • Coldplay’s Jonny Buckland is 45
  • Harry Connick Jr. is 55
  • Elephant Man is 47 (born Oneal Bryan)
  • Lola Falana is 80 (She’s also appeared on television – “Mad About You,” “The New Bill Cosby Show”)
  • LFO’S Brad Fischetti is 47
  • The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart is 79
  • Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley is 41
  • Ludacris is 45 (given name: Christopher Brian Bridges)
  • Moby is 57 (born Richard Melville Hall)
  • Styx’s Tommy Shaw is 69 (FAST FACT: He was discovered by Styx while playing music at a bowling alley.) 

Plus:

  • Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is 57
  • Journalist Maria Bartiromo is 55 (FAST FACTS: Dubbed the “Money Honey,” she was the first daily TV reporter to broadcast from the N.Y. stock exchange floor. She also became the first journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2011)
  • Elizabeth (aka EG) Daily is 61 (While known for starring in films including “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” EG is more known for her voice work in project including “Rugrats,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” “The Country Bears”)
  • Movie director Brian De Palma is 82 ("Bonfire of the Vanities," “Scarface,” "Carlito’s Way," “The Untouchables”)
  • The late author D. H. Lawrence ("Lady Chatterly's Lover”) (1885-1930) (FAST FACTS: His collected works, among other things, represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. In them, some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct. Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage." At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents.

September 12th 

Actors:

  • Alfie Allen is 36 (“Game of Thrones”)
  • Linda Gray is 82 (“Dallas,” “Oscar,” “Models Inc.,” “Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?,” “Accidental Meeting,” “Dallas: J.R. Returns,” “Dallas: War of the Ewings”)
  • Benjamin McKenzie is 44 (“The O.C.,” “Southland, “Junebug,” “88 Minutes,” “Gotham”)
  • Emmy Rossum is 36 (“The Day After Tomorrow,” “Mystic River,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Shameless”) (FAST FACT: She became a member of New York's Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus at age seven.)
  • Rachel Ward is 65 (“The Thorn Birds,” “Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid,” “Against All Odds”)
  • Amy Yasbeck is 60 (“The Mask,” “Wings,” “That’s So Raven”) (FAST FACT: She’s the widow of John Ritter)
  • The late Maurice Chevalier (1888 – 1972) (“The Love Parade,” “The Big Pond”)
  • The late Paul Walker (1973-2013) …he would have been 49 (“Fast & Furious” series, “Running Scared,” “Joy Ride,” “Hours,” “The Lazarus Project”) (FAST FACT: He won the 2001 Hollywood Breakthrough Award for the New Male Stylemaker for his performance in “The Fast and the Furious.”) 

Musicians:

  • 2 Chainz is 45 (born Tauheed Epps)
  • Kelsea Ballerini is 29
  • Ben Folds is 56 (FAST FACT: He’s been married – and divorced – four times. That may be why he was once quoted as saying, “As much as I love the idea of being married, it's not for me.”)
  • Jennifer Hudson is 41
  • James McCartney is 45 (yes, the son of Paul – his mom was Linda)
  • Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles is 48
  • Ruben Studdard is 44
  • The late George Jones (1931-2013) …he would have been 91
  • The late Rush’s Neil Peart (1952 – 2020) ...he would have been 70
  • The late Barry White (1944 – 2003)…he would have been 78

Plus:

  • Model and celebrity ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis is 44
  • Comedian Louis CK (give name Louis Székely) is 55
  • TV personality Greg Gutfeld is 58
  • Basketball star Yao Ming is 42 (FAST FACTS: He stands at 7-feet, 6-inches. Also, he broke Michael Jordan's record for most votes in the 2005 All-Star Game fan voting.)
  • Composer Hans Zimmer is 65 (He has composed music for more than 150 films since the 80s is they include “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, The Thin Red Line,” “Gladiator,” “The Last Samurai,” “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” “Inception,” “Interstellar”)
  • The late Henry Hudson (1565-1611) (English navigator who conducted sea explorations in the early seventeenth century. He discovered a river in New York for the Dutch East India Company, who named it the Hudson River. That discovery in 1609, initiated the Dutch colonization of New York.)

September 13th

Actors:

  • Barbara Bain is 91 (TV’s “Mission: Impossible,” “Space 1999”)
  • Jacqueline Bisset is 78 (“The Detective,” “Bullitt,” “The Sweet Ride,” “Airport,” “Murder on the Orient Express” “The Deep,” “Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?,” “Class,” “Joan of Arc,” “Rizzoli and Isles,” “Dancing On The Edge”)
  • Louise Lombard is 52 (“CSI”)
  • Ben Savage is 42 (“Boy Meets World,” “Girl Meets World”)
  • Jean Smart is 71 (“Designing Women,” “The District,” “24,” “Harry's Law,” “Fargo,” “Hacks”)
  • The late Nell Carter (1948 – 2003)…she would have been 74 (“Ain't Misbehavin’,” “Gimme A Break!,” “You Take The Kids,” “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”)
  • The late Claudette Colbert (1903 – 1996) (“It Happened One Night,” “Cleopatra”) (FAST FACT: In 1999, the American Film Institute posthumously voted Colbert the 12th Greatest Female star of classic Hollywood cinema.)
  • The late Richard Kiel (1939 – 2014)…he would have been 83 (“Moonraker,” “Happy Gilmore,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Hulk”)
  • The late Joe E. Tata (1936 – 2022) … he would have been 86 (“The Rockford Files,” “Beverly Hills, 90210”)

Musicians:

  • Fiona Apple is 45
  • Swizz Beatz is 44 (born Kasseem Dean) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Alicia Keys since 2010)
  • Peter Cetera is 78
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears’ David Clayton-Thomas is 81
  • Bobbie Cryner is 61
  • One Direction’s Niall Horan is 29
  • Village People singer Randy Jones is 70
  • Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine is 61
  • Drummer Steve Perkins (Porno for Pyros, Jane’s Addiction) is 55
  • Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney is 47
  • Zak Starkey is 57 (FAST FACTS: The son of Ringo Starr, Keith Moon gave Starkey a drum kit when he was eight-years-old. He began learning how to play in a serious manner when he was ten)
  • The late Bill Monroe (1911 – 1996) (Known as the Father of Bluegrass, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970)
  • The late Mel Torme (1925 – 1999)…he would have been 97

 

Plus:

  • Reality TV star (and babymaker) Michelle Duggar is 56
  • Fashion Designer Stella McCartney is 51
  • Actor/director/producer Tyler Perry is 53 (“Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Madea” film series, “Why Did I Get Married Too?,” “The Single Moms Club,” “Gone Girl”)
  • Radio-TV personality Tavis Smiley is 58
  • Motivational speaker and TV host Iyanla Vanzant is 69 (her birth name, Rhonda Eva Harris)
  • The late author Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990) (“The Witches,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox”)
  • The late entrepreneur Milton S. Hershey (1857 – 1945) (He founded the Hershey Chocolate Company in 1905 – as such, he’s credited with the founding of “company town” Hershey, Pennsylvania.)

September 14th 

Actors:

  • Dan Cortese is 55 (“Veronica's Closet,” “Rock Me Baby,” “What I Like About You,” host of truTV's “Guinness World Records Unleashed”)
  • Mary Crosby is 63 (“Dallas,” “Ice Pirates,” “Lend of Zorro”)
  • Faith Ford is 58 (“Another World,” “thirtysomething,” “Murphy Brown,” “Maggie Winters,” “Hope & Faith,” “Carpoolers”)
  • Walter Koenig is 86 (“Star Trek’s” Chekov, “Babylon 5”)
  • Andrew Lincoln is 49 (“Love Actually,” “The Walking Dead) (FAST FACT: His given name is Andrew James Clutterbuck)
  • Sam Neill is 75 (“Dead Calm,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “The Piano,” “Jurassic Park,” “Jurassic Park III,” “Omen III: The Final Conflict,” “Thor: Ragnarok”) (FAST FACTS: Named Nigel at birth, he adopted the name Sam to avoid confusion with other students named Nigel. He stuttered as a child, and graduated from Victoria University.)
  • Michelle Stafford is 57 (“The Young and the Restless”)
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley is 51 (“Father of the Bride” series, “According to Jim,” “Safe House,” “The Christmas Shoes,” “Nashville,” “Two and a Half Men”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to country star Brad Paisley since 2003)
  • The late Clayton Moore (1914 – 1999) (“The Lone Ranger”) 

Musicians:

  • Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na is 75
  • John Berry is 63
  • Beth Nielsen-Chapman is 64
  • Alex Clare is 37
  • A-ha frontman Morten Harket is 63
  • Lethal Bizzle is 38 (born Maxwell Owusu Ansah)
  • Nas is 49 (his given name, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones)
  • Danielle Peck is 44
  • The late Amy Winehouse (1983 – 2011)…she would have been 39
  • The late Ed King (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd) (1949 – 2018)…he would have been 73 

Plus:

  • Model Joey Heatherton is 78 (Sex symbol who visited U.S. troops overseas with Bob Hope, she also appeared in films including 1963's “Twilight of Honor” and 1964's “Where Love Has Gone”)
  • TV personality Robert Herjavec is 59 (wiki lists both 1963 and 1963 so he could be 60) (“Shark Tank,” “Dancing with the Stars”) (FAST FACT: He married his “DWTS” pro Kym Johnson in 2016…and they’ve since welcomed twins!)
  • TV personality/cookbook author Katie Lee is 41 (One of the co-host of the Food Network's talk show “The Kitchen,” host of Cooking Channel's “Beach Bites with Katie Lee.”) (FAST FACT: She was the original host of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” but the reaction was so negative, she was let go in favor of Padma Lakshmi. Lee was also married to Billy Joel from 2004 to 2010)

September 15th

Actors:

  • Josh Charles is 51 (“Dead Poet Society,” “Hairspray,” “Muppets from Space,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” ““The Good Wife,” “Drunk History,” “We Own This City”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to author Sophie Flack since 2013)
  • Amy Davidson is 43 (“So Little Time,” “8 Simple Rules”)
  • Tom Hardy is 45 (“Black Hawk Down,” “Star Trek: Nemesis,” “RocknRolla,” “Inception,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Legend,” “The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Dunkirk”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to fellow Brit actress Charlotte Riley since 2014)
  • Tommy Lee Jones is 76 (“One Life To Live,” “Lonesome Dove,” “Natural Born Killers,” “The Fugitive,” “Coal Miners Daughters,” “Men In Black” series, “Cobb,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”)
  • Chelsea Kane is 34 (“Bratz: The Movie,” “JONAS,” “Baby Daddy”)
  • Matt Shively is 32 (“True Jackson, VP,” “Paranormal Activity 4”)
  • The late Jackie Cooper (1922-2011) …he would have been 100 (“Superman,” “Treasure Island,” “Kramer vs Kramer”)
  • The late Fay Wray (“The Bowery,” “Villa Villa,” “King Kong”) (1907-2004)

Musicians:

  • Crash Test Dummies’ drummer Mitch Dorge is 62
  • OneRepublic’s Zach Filkins is 44
  • Night Ranger’s drummer/singer Kelly Keagy is 70 (Back in 2001, Keagy released “Time Passes,” the first of his two solo albums, performing drums and vocals. In 2006, came the second solo record, “I'm Alive.” Outside of Night Ranger – whose latest record, “Don’t Let Up,” was released in 2017, Keagy is a core member of the band Scrap Metal, along with Mark Slaughter and Gunnar Nelson.)
  • Watsky is 36 (FAST FACT: Born George Virden Watsky, he appeared in season 6 of “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry”)
  • The late Jessye Norman (1945 – 2019)...she would have been 77

Plus:

  • Reality star Heidi Montag/Pratt (While she most often goes by her married name, Pratt, many still use her maiden name) is 36 (“The Hills,” “The Hills: New Beginnings”) (FAST FACTS: Married to Spencer Pratt, her co-star on “The Hills,” since 2008…the couple welcomed their first son in October 2017. She’s currently expecting their second child)
  • Internet star Jenna “Marbles” Mourey is 36 (FAST FACT: Better known as Jenna Marbles, her YouTube videos have attracted over 13-million subscribers and over 1-billion views)
  • Baseball Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry is 84 (FAST FACT: He played for eight different teams including the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers)
  • Director Oliver Stone is 76 (“Platoon,” “Wall Street,” “Nixon,” “The Doors,” “The Guardian,” “JFK,” “Nixon,” “Snowden”)
  • Restaurateur and reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump is 62 (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”)
  • Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is 38 (son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana)
  • The late novelist Agatha Christie (1890-1976) (A crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright, she also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, “The Mousetrap”)
  • The late NFL champ and sportscaster (he also dabbled in acting) Merlin Olsen (1940-2010) …he would have been 82
  • The late comedian Nipsey Russell (1918 – 2005)

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