Famous Birthdays Today- John Lithgow Is 74

October 19th


  • Jon Favreau is 53 (“Swingers,” “The Break-Up,” “Iron Man 3,” “Elf,” “Cowboys & Aliens”)
  • Michael Gambon is 79 (“Harry Potter’s” Dumbledore)
  • Omar Gooding is 43 (“Smart Guy,” “Hangin' With Mr. Cooper,” “Playmakers”)
  • Chris Kattan is 49 (“SNL,” “Corky Romano,” “A Night at the Roxbury,” “The Middle,” “Dancing With The Stars”)
  • John Lithgow is 74 (“The World According to Garp,” “Terms of Endearment,” “Twilight Zone: The Movie,” “Footloose,” “Third Rock From the Sun,” “Dexter,” “The Crown,” “Trial & Error”) (FAST FACT: He has received two Tony Awards, six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, four Drama Desk Awards and has also been nominated for two Academy Awards and four GRAMMYs. Lithgow has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.)
  • The late Divine(1945 – 1988)…he would have been 74(“Pink Flamingos,” “Hairspray”) (Born Harris Glenn Milstead, Divine was best known in the film world for his work with John Waters. Divine was also named Drag Queen of the Century by “People” magazine.)
  • The late LaWanda Page(1920 – 2002)…she would have been 99(“Sanford & Son) (FAST FACTS: She was already a successful comedienne, touring clubs around Los Angeles and St. Louis, when she was cast in the show. According to legend, Redd Foxx intervened to have her cast and threatened to walk off the show if she was replaced
  • The late Robert Reed(1932 – 1992…he would have been 87(“The Defenders,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Medical Center,” “Rich Man, Poor Man,” “Roots”) 


  • American Authors’ Zac Barnett is 33
  • Chevelle’s Pete Loeffler is 43
  • The Fugees’ Pras Michel is 47
  • Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is 54
  • Jeannie C. Riley is 74
  • Doobie Brother’s Patrick Simmons is 71
  • Sinitta is 51
  • Cyndi Thomson is 43
  • The late Peter Tosh(1944 – 1987)…he would have been 75


  • Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Jose Bautista is 39
  • Former First Daughter Amy Carter is 52
  • Boxing legend Evander Holyfield is 57 (He reigned as the undisputed champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, earning him the nickname of "The Real Deal." Retired in 2014, and is ranked number 77 on “The Ring's” list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.“BoxingScene” also ranked him the greatest cruiserweight of all time.)
  • Author John LeCarre is 88 (“The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”)
  • Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Sr. is 67 (Some refer to him as the "poet laureate of boxing.")
  • Artist Peter Max is 82 (known for using bright colors in his work)
  • Producer/director Trey Parker (“South Park” co-creator) is 50
  • TV personality Ty Pennington is 55 (“Extreme Makeover Home Edition,” “Ty's Great British Adventure,” “Trading Spaces”) (FAST FACT: With the help of his friends, he built and designed his first three-story tree house at age 12)

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