Famous Birthdays Today- Robert Downey Jr. is 55

April 4th


  • David Cross is 56 (“The Ben Stiller Show,” “Arrested Development,” “Alvin & The Chipmunks”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married Amber Tamblyn since 2012: she is 20 years his junior)
  • Robert Downey Jr. is 55 (“Chaplin,” “Tropic Thunder,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “The Avengers,” “Iron Man”)
  • Christine Lahti is 70 (“Swing Shift,” “...And Justice for All,” “Running on Empty,” “Leaving Normal,” “Chicago Hope,” “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Blacklist”)
  • Natasha Lyonne is 41 (“American Pie,” “Slums of Beverly Hills,” “Orange Is the New Black”)
  • Nancy McKeon is 54 (“Facts of Life,” “A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story.” “The Division,” “Dancing with the Stars”) (Appearing on season 27 of ABC’s “DWTS,” she was paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy – and was the third celeb eliminated)
  • Phil Morris is 61 (Jackie Chiles on “Seinfeld”)
  • Craig T. Nelson is 76 (“Coach,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Parenthood”)
  • Barry Pepper is 50 (“Saving Private Ryan,” True Grit,” “Flags of Our Fathers”)
  • Amanda Righetti is 37 (“The O.C.,” “The Mentalist”)
  • Hugo Weaving is 60 (“V,” “The Matrix,” “Lord of the Rings”)
  • The late Heath Ledger(1979 – 2008)…he would have been 41(“10 Things I Hate About You,” “The Patriot,” “A Knight's Tale,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Dark Knight”) (FAST FACTS: He was passionate about chess, and won the Western Australia's junior chess championship at age 10)
  • The late Anthony Perkins(1932 – 1992)…he would have been 88(“The Matchmaker,” “Friendly Persuasion,” “Psycho”) 


  • Curren$y is 39 (born Shante Scott Franklin)
  • Clay Davidson is 49
  • Steve Gatlin is 69
  • Austin Mahone is 24
  • Jill Scott is 48
  • Jamie Lynn Spears is 29
  • Buck Cherry’s Josh Todd is 50
  • The late Gary Moore(1952 – 2011)…he would have been 68(FAST FACT: He played the guitar right-handed even though he is left-handed. His first guitar was a beaten up acoustic that he acquired when he was eight years old)
  • The late Muddy Waters (his given name, McKinley Morganfield)(1913 – 1983)


  • Magician David Blaine is 47
  • Record executive Clive Davis is 88
  • TV producer David E. Kelley is 64 (“The Practice,” “Ally McBeal,” “Boston Legal”)
  • Biographer Kitty Kelley is 78 (Wrote the best-selling unauthorized bios of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, the British Royal Family, the Bush family, and Oprah Winfrey)
  • TV personality Graham Norton is 57 (FAST FACT: He rose to national attention when his appearance in drag as Mother Theresa fooled correspondents on Scottish Television)
  • The late author/poet Maya Angelou(1928 – 2014)…she would have been 92(“I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” the poem "On the Pulse of Morning”)

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