Famous Birthdays Today- Samuel L. Jackson Is 71

December 21st


  • Kaitlyn Dever is 23 (“J. Edgar,” “Last Man Standing,” “Bad Teacher”)
  • Jane Fonda is 82 (“Barbarella,” “Klute,” “Nine to Five,” “The China Syndrome,” “The Newsroom,” “Grace and Frankie”)
  • Michelle Hurd is 53 (“The Glades,” “Another World,” “Random Hearts,” “Law & Order SVU,” “Blindspot”)
  • Samuel L. Jackson is 71 (“Jungle Fever,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Django Unchained,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”)
  • Jane Kaczmarek is 64 (“Malcolm in the Middle,” “Pleasantville,” “Falling in Love”) (FAST FACT: She founded the organization,Clothes Off Our Back, which auctioned celebrity clothing for children’s charities)
  • Ray Romano is 62 (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Ice Age,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “Parenthood”) (FAST FACT: He was in the same high school class as Fran Drescher)
  • Kiefer Sutherland is 53 (“The Lost Boys,” “Phone Booth,” “A Few Good Men,” “24,” “Designated Survivor”) (FAST FACT: when he first moved to Hollywood, he lived with fellow actor, Robert Downey, Jr. for three years)
  • Mike Vitar is 41 (“The Sandlot,” “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” “Diplomatic Immunity”)
  • Steven Yeun is 36 (“I Origins,” “Carpe Millennium,” “The Walking Dead”)
  • The late Paul Winchell(1922-2005)…he would have been 97(Tigger in “Winnie the Poo,” “The Paul Winchell Show”) 


  • Natalie Grant is 48
  • Seether’s Shaun Morgan is 41
  • Lee Roy Parnell is 63
  • Betty Wright is 66
  • The late Freddie Hart(1926-2018)…he would have been93
  • The late Beach Boy Carl Wilson(1946-1998)…he would have been 73
  • The late Frank Zappa(1940-1993)…he would have been 79


  • Screenwriter/producer Chris Collins is 52 (“The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Sons of Anarchy”)
  • Funnyman Andy Dick is 54 (FAST FACT! He landed in 7thplace on the 16th season of “Dancing with the Stars”)
  • TV personality Phil Donahue is 84
  • Tennis legend Chris Evert is 65 (FAST FACT: She won a Grand Slam title every year from 1974-1986)
  • DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is 69
  • “Duck Dynasty” wife “Miss” Kay Robertson is 69
  • The late baseball player Josh Gibson(1911-1947)(Nicknamed the “Black Babe Ruth,” he was the second player after Satchel Paige who had played in the Negro leagues to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.)
  • The late Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner(1959-1998)… she would have been 60 (FAST FACTS:“FloJo” is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100m and 200m – as they still stand. She won three Golds at the 1988 Olympics)
  • The late disgraced Penn State coach Joe Paterno(1926-2012)…he would have been 93.(His illustrious career ended with his dismissal from the team in November, 2011 as a result of thePenn State child sex abuse scandal.)
  • The late journalist and author Rebecca West(1892-1983)(FAST FACT! “Time” called her "indisputably the world's number one woman writer" in 1947.)

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