Famous Birthdays Today- Barry Manilow Is 77

June 17th


  • Scott Adkins is 44 (“The Expendables 2,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”)
  • Mark Linn Baker is 66 (“Perfect Strangers,” “Noises Off”)
  • Thomas Haden Church is 60 (“Sideways,” “Spider Man 3”)
  • Arthur Darvill is 38 (“Dr. Who,” “Robin Hood”)
  • Will Forte is 50 (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock,” “Last Man On Earth”)
  • Greg Kinnear is 57 (“You’ve Got Mail,” “As Good As It Gets,” “The Last Song,” “The Kennedys”)
  • Joshua Leonard is 45 (“The Blair Witch Project”)
  • William Lucking is 79 (“Sons of Anarchy,” “The A-Team”)
  • Erin Murphy is 56 (“Bewitched’s” Tabitha)
  • Jason Patric is 54 (“The Lost Boys,” “The Outsider”) (FAST FACTS: A TMZ report claims that he donated his sperm to help his then-girlfriend and later fought for partial custody of the child – and won it. His paternal grandfather was Jackie Gleason, the star of the sitcom “The Honeymooners.”)


  • Jello Biafra is 62
  • Krayzie Bone is 47 (born Anthony Henderson)
  • Kendrick Lamar is 33
  • Barry Manilow is 77
  • Paulina Rubio is 49 (FAST FACTS: She was also judge on season three of “The X Factor.”)
  • Color Me Badd’s Kevin Thornton is 51
  • The late composer Igor Stravinsky(1882-1971)(FAST FACTS: His parents wanted him to be a lawyer but was convinced by the great Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov to pursue a career in music.)


  • Fashion designer Tory Burch is 54
  • Former Speaker of the House (and one-time candidate for President) Newt Gingrich is 77
  • Australian swimmer and Olympian Stephanie Rice is 32 (She won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.)
  • Tennis great Venus Williams is 40 (FAST FACTS: She won the Australian Open and French Open singles competition in 1998 and was the first black woman to become World Number One. She became one of the first three female tennis players to reach the finals of all four grand slams along with her younger sister Serena and Maria Sharapova.)

The late entrepreneur Ruth Graves Wakefield (she invented the Toll House Cookie)(1903-1977)

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