Famous Birthdays Today- Billy Dee Williams is 83

April 6th


  • Kwesi Boakye is 21 (“I Can Do Bad All My Myself,” “Flight”)
  • Zach Braff is 45 (“Scrubs,” “Garden State,” “Alex, Inc.”)
  • Candace Cameron-Bure is 44 ("Full House," “Fuller House,” “Make It Or Break It”) (FAST FACTS: In 2014, she was a contestant on season 18 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” finishing in third place. And yes, she is the sister of actor Kirk Cameron…known for “Growing Pains” and nutty religious vids).
  • Jason Hervey is 48 (“The Wonder Years,” “Frankenweenie,” “Scott Baio Is 45...and Single,” “Confessions of a Teen Idol”)
  • Marilu Henner is 68 (“Taxi,” “The Man Who Loved Women,” “Cannonball Run II,” “Johnny Dangerously,” “Evening Shade,” “Brooklyn Ninety- Nine,” Season 23 of “Dancing with the Stars” – she was the 8theliminated contestant)
  • Charlie McDermott is 30 (“Hot Tub Time Machine,” “The Middle”)
  • John Ratzenberger is 73 (“Cheers,” “Santa Con,” He has also appeared as a voice in a number of films and video games)
  • Michael Rooker is 65 (“Cliffhanger,” “Eight Men Out,” “Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,” “Mississippi Burning,” “JFK,” “The Walking Dead,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”)
  • Paul Rudd is 51 (“Sisters,” “Clueless,” “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers,” “The Cider House Rules,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “I Love You, Man,” “Dinner for Schmucks,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “Wanderlust,” “This Is 40,” “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” “Ant-Man,” “Captain America: Civil War”)
  • Billy Dee Williams is 83 (“Star Wars” film franchise, “Brian's Song,” “Nighthawks,” “The Last Angry Man,” “Carter's Army,” Tim Burton's “Batman,” “The Ladies Man,” “Diary of a Single Mom,” “NCIS”)
  • The late Walter Huston(1883 - 1950)(“The Devil and Daniel Webster,” “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”) 


  • The Pixies’ Black Francis/Frank Black is 55 (born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV)
  • Robert Glasper is 42
  • Kari Jobe is 39
  • Hoobastank bassist Markku Lappalainen is 47(according to FamousBirthdays.com…according to Celebrity-birthdays.org, he’s 44)
  • Cherri Bomb’s Rena Lovelis is 22
  • The late Merle Haggard(1937 – 2016)…he died on his birthday and this year, would have been 83


  • Scientist James Dewey Watson (he co-discovered DNA structure with Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin) is 92
  • Director/producer Barry Levinson is 78 (“Sleepers,” “Wag The Dog,” “Rain Man,” “Analyze That”)
  • The late aircraft designer/builder Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker(1890 - 1939)(He is most famous for the fighter aircraft he produced in Germany during the First World War such as the Eindecker monoplanes, the Dr.1 triplane and the D.VII biplane)
  • The late conductor/composer Andre Previn(1929 – 2019)…he would have been 91

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