Famous Birthdays Today- Serena Williams is 38

September 26th


  • Melissa Sue Anderson is 57 (“Little House on the Prairie”)
  • James Caviezel is 51 (“The Passion of the Christ,” “Frequency,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius,” “Déjà Vu,” “Person of Interest”)
  • Mark Famiglietti is 40 (“Hang Time,” “Bones,” “Mad Men”)
  • Linda Hamilton is 63 (“The Terminator” film series, “Beauty and the Beast,” “Children of the Corn,” “Dante’s Peak,” “Chuck,” “Defiance”) (FAST FACT: In case you missed it,Hamilton is returning to the “Terminator” filmsalong with her director ex, James Cameron. The project, “Terminator: Dark Fate,” is due in theaters this November.)
  • Ashley Leggat is 33 (“Life With Derek,” “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”)
  • Kent McCord is 77 (“The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet,” “Adam-12,” “Predator 2,” “Out for Justice,” “Return of the Living Dead 3, “seaQuest DSV,” “JAG,” “Farscape”)
  • Melanie Paxon is 47 (“Notes from the Underbelly,” “Happy Family,” “Descendants”)
  • Talulah Riley is 34 (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Inception“)
  • The late Donna Douglas(1932 – 2015) …she would have been 87(“Beverly Hillbillies,” “Frankie and Johnny”)
  • The late Edmund Gwenn(1877-1959)(“Miracle on 34thStreet,” “Pride & Prejudice”)
  • The late Julie London(1926-2000)…she would have been 93(More than forty films as well as the classic TV drama, “Emergency!”) 


  • Carlene Carter is 64
  • Bryan Ferry is 74
  • En Vogue Cindy Herron is 58
  • Christina Milian is 38
  • Olivia Newton-John is 71 (She also starred in a few films including “Grease” and “Xanadu”)
  • Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman is 47
  • The late Lynn Anderson(1947 – 2015)…she would have been 72
  • The late Marty Robbins(1925 – 1982)…he would have been 94


  • TV pitchman Jonathan Goldsmith is 81 (formerly “The Most Interesting Man In The World”)
  • Producer and TV personality Nev Schulman is 35 (“Catfish: The TV Show”)
  • Tennis champ Serena Williams is 38
  • 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 T. 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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