Famous Birthdays Today- Paul Sorvino Is 81

April 13th


  • Kallie Flynn Childress is 32 (“Cougar Town,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Sleepover”)
  • Tony Dow is 75 ("Leave it to Beaver") (FAST FACTS: His role in Leave it to Beaver earned him a Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award from the Young Artist Foundation)
  • Kelly Giddish is 40 (“All My Children,” “ Past Life,” “Chase,” “Law & Order: SVU”)
  • Glen Howerton is 44 (“Crank,” “Crank: High Voltage,” “Fargo,” “The Mindy Project,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” – which he is a writer, executive producer, and co-stars in)
  • Ron Perlman is 70 (“Beauty & The Beast,” “Hellboy,” “Pacific Rim,” “Sons of Anarchy”)
  • Caroline Rhea is 56 (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) (FAST FACTS: She hosted her own talk show from 2002 till 2003)
  • Ariane Rinehart is 26 (“The Sound of Music Live,” “Noah”)
  • Saundra Santiago is 63 ("Miami Vice," “One Life To Live,” “Blue Bloods”)
  • Ricky Schroder is 50 (“The Champ,” “Silver Spoons,” “Lonesome Dove,” “NYPD Blue,” “24”) (FAST FACT: While everyone knew him as ‘Ricky’ in his younger years, he did appear as ‘Rick’ until 2007 – which is when we professionally went back to ‘Ricky’)
  • Paul Sorvino is 81 (“Goodfellas,” “The Rocketeer,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “Law & Order”)
  • Allison Williams is 32 (HBO’s “Girls,” “Get Out”) (FAST FACT: She’s the daughter of former NBC anchorman Brian Williams.)
  • The late Don Adams(1923 – 2005) …he would have been 97("Get Smart")
  • The late Jonathan Brandis(1976 – 2003)he would have been 44(“The Never Ending Story II,” "SeaQuest 2032") (FAST FACTS: On November 12, 2003, Brandis died after hanging himself at the age of 27. At the time of his death, Jonathan had been in a six-year relationship with actress Tatyana Ali.)
  • The late Howard Keel(1919 – 2004)(“Dallas”) (FAST FACTS: He also starred in Broadway musicals such as “Carousel” and “Oklahoma!”)


  • Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship’s Jack Casady is 76 (FAST FACTS: he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996)
  • The Reverend Al Green is 74 (FAST FACTS! An eight-time GRAMMY Award winner, and inductee into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, he is referred to on the museum's site as being "one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music.”)
  • Ty Dolla $ign is 38 or 35 (His mama knows him as Tyrone William Griffin Jr., and Wiki says 38, while Yahoo! says 35)
  • Aaron Lewis is 48
  • Olga Tanon is 53
  • E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg is 69 (FAST FACTS: He also played as Conan O’Brien’s show bandleader)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers’ late Hillel Slovak(1962 – 1988) …he would have been 58(FAST FACTS: He was the band’s lead guitarist and founding member)


  • Conductor/composer Bill Conti is 78 (Best known for his film scores, including “Rocky” (and four of the sequels), his music was also the centerpiece for projects including “For Your Eyes Only,” “Dynasty,” “The Right Stuff,” which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He’s also served as musical director at the Academy Awards a record nineteen times)
  • The late author Samuel Beckett(1906 – 1989)(“Waiting for Godot,” “Molloy,” “The Unnamable”)
  • The late film director Stanley Donen(1924 – 2019)…he would have been 96(“Singin’ In the Rain,” “Damn Yankees!,” “Royal Wedding,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” “Funny Face,” “Indiscreet,” “Charade,” “Two for the Road”)
  • The late novelist Seamus Heaney(1939 – 2013) …he would have been 81(FAST FACTS: author and poet who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. His best known pieces include “Death of a Naturalist,” a modern translation of “Beowulf”, and “Field Work”)
  • The late novelist Christopher Hitchens(1949 – 2011) …he would have been 71(FAST FACTS: he’s best known for harshly critiquing religion, Mother Teresa, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Henry Kissinger)
  • The late Thomas Jefferson(1743 – 1826)(FAST FACTS: Jefferson is one of the nation’s Founding Fathers, third president of the U.S. and an author of the Declaration of Independence.)

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