Famous Birthdays Today- Chris Rock Is 55

February 7th

Actors:

  • Essence Atkins is 48 (“Half & Half,” “Smart Guy,” “Are We There Yet?”)
  • Jason Gedrick is 55 (“Murder One,” “Boomtown,” “Iron Eagle,” “Major Crimes”)
  • Jake Goldberg is 24 (“Grown Ups,” “Choose”)
  • Eddie Izzard is 58 (“The Riches,” “Ocean's Twelve,” “Ocean's Thirteen,” “Mystery Men,” “Shadow of the Vampire,” “Across the Universe,” “Valkyrie,” “Victoria & Abdul”)
  • Ashton Kutcher is 42 (“That ‘70s Show,” “The Butterfly Effect,” “Two and A Half Men,” “Jobs”) (FAST FACTS: When he was 13, heconsidered saving his brothers life with a heart transplant by committing suicide.He’s been married to Mila Kunis since 2015)
  • Tina Majorino is 34 (“Napoleon Dynamite,” “Veronica Mars”)
  • James Spader is 60 (“Less Than Zero,” “Wall Street,” “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “Stargate,” “Crash,” “Boston Legal,” “The Blacklist”)
  • The late Buster Crabbe(1908 – 1983)(“Tarzan the Fearless,” “Flash Gordon,” Buck Rogers,” “King of the Jungle”) (FAST FACT: He won the 1932 Olympic gold medal for 400-meter freestyle swimming event before breaking into acting.)
  • The late Miguel Ferrer(1955 – 2017)…he would have been 65(“RoboCop,” “Twin Peaks,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Iron Man 3”) 

Musicians:

  • Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is 45
  • Bronski Beat’s Steve Bronski is 60
  • Garth Brooks is 58
  • Bon Jovi’s David Bryan is 58
  • UB40’s Brian Travers is 61
  • The late Jimmy Greenspoon (of Three Dog Night)(1948 – 2015)…he would have been 72

Plus:

  • Comedian Emo Philips is 64
  • Funnyman Chris Rock is 55
  • Author/journalist Gay Talese is 88 (FAST FACT: He worked at “The New York Times” during World War II, and accused the newspaper of keeping news about the Holocaust off the front page so as not to seem like a Jewish newspaper. Talese wrote: “The ‘New York Times’ does not wish to be thought of as a “Jewish newspaper,” which indeed it is not, and it will bend over backwards to prove this point, forcing itself at times into unnatural positions, contorted by compromise, balancing both sides, careful not to offend, wishing to be accepted and respected for what it is—a good citizen’s newspaper, law-abiding and loyal, solidly in support of the best interests of the nation in peace and war.”)
  • Comedian Robert Smigel (also Triumph the Insult Comic Dog) is 60
  • Washington Wizards point guard Isaiah Thomas is 31
  • The late voicist Wayne Allwine(1947-2009)…he would have been 73(the voice of Mickey Mouse)
  • The late inventor John Deere (A blacksmith, he was a pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements)(1804 – 1886)
  • The late author Charles Dickens (FAST FACT: He introduced the words “butter-fingers,” “crossfire,” “dustbin,” “fairy story,” “slow-coach,” and “whoosh” to the English language.)(1812-1870)
  • The late author Laura Ingalls Wilder (FAST FACT: She only started writing her famed “Little House” series when she was 65)(1867-1957)

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