Famous Birthdays Today- Little Richard is 87

December 5th


  • Amy Acker is 43 (“Angel,” “Alias,” “Dollhouse,” Person of Interest”)
  • Morgan Brittany is 68 (“Dallas,” “Gypsy,” “Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat”)
  • Lauren London is 35 (“ATL,” “90210,” “The Game,” “Entourage,” “This Christmas”) (FAST FACT: She’s Lil’ Wayne’s baby mama)
  • Lisa Marie is 51 (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Ed Wood,” “Mars Attacks!,” “We Are Still Here”)
  • Frankie Muniz is 34 (“Malcolm in the Middle,” “Agent Cody Banks,” “Big Fat Liar”) (FAST FACT: He came in third place with professional dancer Witney Carson on the 25thseason of “Dancing with the Stars”)
  • Paula Patton is 44 (“Hitch,” “Déjà Vu,” “Precious,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “Warcraft,” “Somewhere Between”) (FAST FACT: She divorced singer Robin Thicke in 2015)
  • Kali Rocha is 48 (“Meet the Parents,” “Buried,” “Meet the Fockers” and “Liv & Maddie,” “Man With A Plan”)
  • Nick Stahl is 40 (“Terminator 3,” “In the Bedroom,” “Sin City,” “Carnivale”)
  • The late Carrie Hamilton (1963-2002)… she would have been 56(“Cool World,” “Tokyo Pop,” “Shag”)


  • Gary Allan is 52
  • Keri Hilson is 37
  • Andy Kim is 73
  • Jim Messina is 72
  • Little Richard is 87 (born Richard Wayne Penniman)
  • Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik is 54
  • The late songwriter JJ Cale(1938-2013)… he would have been 81


  • Comedienne Margaret Cho is 51 (FAST FACT: She was deputized in 2008 to perform marriages in San Francisco after same-sex marriage became legal in California)
  • Celebrity kidlet Saint West is 4 (son of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West)
  • The late 8thUS President Martin Van Buren(1782-1862)(FAST FACT: He was the first President not born a British subject, or even of British ancestry)
  • The late entertainment icon Walt Disney(1901-1966)(As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from his 59 nominations. His honors also include two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award. On top of that, several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.)
  • The late producer Otto Preminger(1905-1986)(“Anatomy of a Murder,” “The Cardinal,” “Exodus”)
  • The late politician Strom Thurmond(1902-2003)(Serving for 48 years, he was America’s oldest-serving and longest-serving senator. Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003 – first as a Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican. An avowed segregationist it wasn’t until six months after his death, that African American Essie Mae Washington-Williams publicly revealed she was his first daughter. While Thurmond never publicly acknowledged Washington-Williams during his life, he did help pay her way through a historically black college in South Carolina and continued to give her financial support well into her adult life.)

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