Famous Birthdays Today- KISS’ Peter Criss Is 74

December 20th


  • Jennifer Agutter is 67 (“Logan’s Run,” “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Midsomer Murders”)
  • Michael Badalucco is 65 (“The Sopranos,” “The Practice,” “Leon: The Professional,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”)
  • Joel Gretsch is 56 (“Push,” “The Legend of Bagger Vance,” “The 4400”)
  • Jonah Hill is 36 (“Superbad,” “Knocked Up,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” ‘Sausage Party, “Superbad”)
  • Jillian Rose Reed is 28 (“Awkward,” “Finding Alice,” “Confessions of a Womanizer”)
  • Ramon Rodriguez is 40 (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Battle Los Angeles,” “Need for Speed”)
  • Iqbal Theba is 56 (“Glee,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Playing for Keeps,” “Glee”)
  • The late Irene Dunne (“Penny Serenade,” “The Awful Truth,” “Love Affair”)(1898-1990)
  • The late John Hillerman (“Blazing Saddles,” “Chinatown,” “Magnum, P.I”)(1932-2017)
  • The late Charley Grapewin (Uncle Henry on “The Wizard of Oz;” “Pilgrimage,” “Of Human Hearts”)(1869-1956)
  • The late Kathryn Joosten(1939-2012) …shewould have been 80(“Desperate Housewives,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Bedtime Stories”)
  • The late John Spencer(1946-2005)… he would have been 73(“The West Wing,” “Twilight,” “The Rock”)


  • Billy Bragg is 62
  • KISS’ Peter Criss is 74
  • David Cook is 37
  • JoJo is 29 (Joanna Noëlle Levesque, she holds the title as the youngest solo artist to release a #1 hit with “Leave (Get Out)” when she was only thirteen)
  • Chris Robinson is 53 (The Black Crowes, Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood)
  • The late Dennis Morgan(1908-1994)


  • Spoon-bending psychic Uri Geller is 73
  • Supermodel Lara Stone is 36 (FAST FACT: Back in 2012, she was ranked #8thon Forbes’ list of top earning models)
  • Crime TV producer Dick Wolf is 73 (“Miami Vice,” “Law & Order” franchise)
  • The late Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder Harvey Samuel Firestone(1868-1938)
  • The late physicist Robert Van-de-Graaff(1901-1967)(invented the high-voltage Van de Graaff generators)
  • The late film director George Roy Hill(1921-2002)…he would have been 98.(“Butch Cassidy,” “Sundance Kid,” “The Sting”)
  • The late Dr. Samuel Mudd(1833-1883)(He was sentenced to life imprisonment for giving medical aid to Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. Though he was pardoned after four years, his descendants are still trying to clear his name, hence the expression, "Your name is Mud [d].")
  • The late Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey(1881-1965)(He brought Jackie Robinson to his team – and is perhaps best known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing Robinson, for drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente, and for creating the framework for the modern minor league farm system.)

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