Famous Birthdays Today- The Cure’s Robert Smith Is 61

April 21st


  • Robbie Amell is 32 (“The Duff,” “The Hunters,” “The Tomorrow People,” “Revenge”)
  • Tony Danza is 69 (“Don Jon,” “Who’s The Boss?,” “Taxi”) (FAST FACT: He’s been nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards)
  • Charles Grodin is 85 (“The Heartbreak Kid,” “Heaven Can Wait,” “Real Life,” “Seems Like Old Times,” “The Incredible Shrinking Woman,” “Midnight Run,” “The Great Muppet Caper,” “The Woman in Red,” “Ishtar,” “The Couch Trip,” “Taking Care of Business,” “Dave,” “Beethoven”)
  • Sandy Jobin-Bevans is 48 (“Dawn of the Dead,” “Harold & Kumar go to White Castle,” “Life With Boys”)
  • Patti Lupone is 71 (“Witness,” “Life Goes On,” “The Song Spinner,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “State and Main,” “Frasier,” “American Horror Story: Coven”) (FAST FACTS: Also a heralded stage actress, she is a two-time GRAMMY Award winner and a two-time Tony Award winner. She is also a 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee)
  • Andie MacDowell is 62 (“Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes,” “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “Groundhog Day,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Green Card,” “Short Cuts,” “Michael,” “Multiplicity,” “Cedar Cove”)
  • James McAvoy is 41 (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “The Last King of Scotland,” “The X-Men” series, “Shameless,” “Wanted”)
  • James Morrison is 66 (“24,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Jarhead” “Hawthorne”)
  • Nicole Sullivan is 50 (“MADtv,” “The King of Queens,” “Rita Rocks,” “Cougar Town”)
  • Brian J. White is 45 (“The Cabin in the Woods,” “The Game Plan,” “Scandal”)
  • Dominic Zamprogna is 41 (“Edgemont,” “General Hospital”)
  • The late Anthony Quinn(1915 – 2001)(“Lawrence of Arabia,” “La Strada,” “Zorba the Greek”) 


  • Black Veil Brides’ Christian Coma is 35
  • ROOM 94’s Sean Lemon is 32
  • All Time Low’s Zack Merrick is 32
  • The Misfits’ Jerry Only is 61
  • The Stooges’ Iggy Pop is 73 (given name, James Newell Osterberg, Jr.)
  • The Cure’s Robert Smith is 61
  • Echosmith’s Sydney Sierota is 23 


  • Reality star Jason Duggar is 20 (12thson on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting”)
  • Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is 94 (She’s been queen since 1952)
  • “Rookie” magazine founder Tavi Gevinson is 24 (FAST FACTS: She founded the magazine when she was only 15-years-old)
  • Princess Isabella of Denmark is 13 (FAST FACTS: She’s the first female born into the Danish Royal family since 1946 – she’s third in the line of succession to the Danish throne, after her father and her older brother, Prince Christian.)
  • TV personality Robin Meade is 51 (HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade”)
  • Comedian Rob Riggle is 50 (FAST FACTS: Known for his work as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” he’s also had roles in “The Hangover” and “21 Jump Street.” He’s also a and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer.)
  • Former Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback-turned-CBS analyst Tony Romo is 40 (He was the highest-paid player in the Cowboys’ franchise history)
  • The late novelist Charlotte Bronte(1816 – 1855)(FAST FACTS: She was the oldest surviving daughter in the renowned Bronte literary family, and died at age 38. Her famous pieces include “Jane Eyre,” “Villette,” and “Shirley”)
  • The late educator Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel(1782 – 1852)(He is credited for starting the very first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837)
  • The late entrepreneur Don Tyson(1930 – 2011) …he would have been 90(The Tyson Foods Chicken king, he got his start at age 14, when he was first introduced into the poultry industry as a chicken catcher and truck driver at Tyson’s Feed and Hatchery, the family's poultry feed and live production business started by his father, John W. Tyson. During his tenure at the helm, the company's revenue increased from $51-million to more than $10-billion.)

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