Tennis Great Serena Williams Celebrates 42nd Birthday Today


Melissa Sue Anderson is 61 (“Little House on the Prairie”)

Jim Caviezel is 55 (“The Passion of the Christ,” “The Count of Monte Cristo”)

Mark Famiglietti is 44 (“Bones,” “Mad Men”)

Linda Hamilton is 67 (“The Terminator” film series, “Beauty and the Beast”)

Ashley Leggat is 37 (“Life With Derek,” “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”)

Kent McCord is 81 (“The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet,” “JAG”)

Melanie Paxon is 51 (“Happy Family,” “Descendants”)

Talulah Riley is 38 (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Inception“)

The late Donna Douglas (1932 – 2015) …she would have been 91 (“Beverly Hillbillies,” “Frankie and Johnny”)

The late Edmund Gwenn (1877-1959) (“Miracle on 34th Street,” “Pride & Prejudice”)

The late Julie London (1926-2000)…she would have been 97 (More than forty films as well as the classic TV drama, “Emergency!”) 


Carlene Carter is 68

Bryan Ferry is 78

En Vogue Cindy Herron is 62

Christina Milian is 42

Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman is 51

The late Lynn Anderson (1947 – 2015)…she would have been 76

The late Olivia Newton-John (She also starred in a few films including “Grease” and “Xanadu”) (1948 – 2022)…she would have been 75

The late Marty Robbins (1925 – 1982)…he would have been 98 


TV pitchman Jonathan Goldsmith is 85 (formerly “The Most Interesting Man In The World”)

Producer and TV personality Nev Schulman is 39 (“Catfish: The TV Show,” “Dancing With The Stars”)

Tennis champ Serena Williams is 42

The late pioneer John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed (1774 – 1845) (John Chapman better known to the rest of us as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.)

The late poet S. Eliot (1888 – 1965) (He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry.”)

The late composer George Gershwin (1898 – 1937) (“Rhapsody in Blue,” “An American in Paris,” “Porgy and Bess”)

The late fitness guru Jack LaLanne (1914 – 2011) (Considered the “Godfather of Modern Fitness,” he built a career and a brand on the notion that the country's overall health depended on the health of its population, and referred to physical culture and nutrition as "the salvation of America.” And really, without him, celebrity exercise gurus such as Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons may not exist.)


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