Famous Birthdays Today- TV Producer Norman Lear Is 98

July 27th


  • Charlotte Arnold is 31 (“Degrassi,” “Naturally, Sadie”)
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind is 13 (“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors”)
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 43 (“Bend it Like Beckham,” “August Rush,” “Dracula,” “The Tudors,” “Stonewall”) (FAST FACT: He was born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe)
  • Julian McMahon is 52 (“Fantastic Four,” “Bait,” “Charmed,” “Nip/Tuck,” “FBI: Most Wanted”) (FAST FACTS: He married Dannii Minogue in January 1994, and divorced in mid-1995, after less than two years of marriage. In 1999, McMahon married former “Baywatch” star Brooke Burns. They have one child, daughter Madison (June 10, 2000), and divorced in 2001. Fast forward to 2014, McMahon got hitched for the third time, to model Kelly Paniagua, his girlfriend of 11 years)
  • Betty Thomas is 72(that’s according to Wiki)(“Hill Street Blues,” Also directed “Private Parts,” “The Brady Bunch Movie,” “John Tucker Must Die”)
  • Maya Rudolph is 48 (“Bridesmaids,” “Up All Night,” “Grown Ups,” “Sisters,” “CHiPs” – you can also hear her voice in a number of animated projects including “Shrek the Third,” “Big Hero 6,” “The Emoji Movie”) (FAST FACT- She’s the daughter of Minnie Riperton)
  • Taylor Schilling is 36 (“Mercy,” “Argo,” “Orange is The New Black”)
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is 50 (“Black Hawk Down,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Game of Thrones”)
  • Kenny Wormald is 36 (“Dancelife,” 2011 “Footloose” remake)
  • The late Jerry Van Dyke(1931 – 2018)…he would have been89(“The Judy Garland Show,” “Coach,” “The Middle”)
  • The late Keenan Wynn(1916 – 1986)(“Son of Flubber,” “The Absent-Minded Professor,” “The Great Man,” “The Patsy”)


  • Sawyer Brown’s Duncan Cameron is 64
  • Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham is 47
  • Bill Engvall is 63
  • Bobbie Gentry is 78(according to Wiki)
  • Juliana Hatfield is 53
  • Maureen McGovern is 71
  • The late Karl Mueller of Soul Asylum(1963 – 2005)…he would’ve been 57


  • TV producer Norman Lear is 98 (“All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son,” “One Day at a Time,” “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times,” “Maude”)
  • Comedienne Carol Leifer is 64
  • The late children’s author Ruth Thompson(1891 – 1976)(She’s best known for writing many novels placed in Oz, the fictional land of L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” and its sequels)

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