Famous Birthdays Today- Coolio Is 57

August 1st

Actors:

  • Tempestt Bledsoe is 47 (Vanessa Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” “Celebrity Fit Club,” “Guys With Kids”)
  • Max Carver is 32 (“Desperate Housewives,” “Teen Wolf”)
  • Cameron Jebo is 32 (“Power Rangers,” “Austin & Ally”)
  • Elijah Kelley is 34 (“Hairspray” 2007, “Take the Lead”)
  • Jason Momoa is 41 (“Game of Thrones,” “Stargate: Atlantis,” ““Justice League,” “Aquaman”)
  • Valery Ortiz is 36 (“South of Nowhere”)
  • Leon Thomas III is 27 (“Victorious,” “August Rush”)
  • The late Dom DeLuise(1933-2009) … he would have been 87.(“Blazing Saddles,” “The Cannonball Run,” “Cannonball Run II,” “Smokey and the Bandit II,” “The End,” “History of the World, Part I,” “Spaceballs,” “All Dogs Go to Heaven,” “Robin Hood: Men In Tights,” “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “The Glass Bottom Boat”)

Musicians:

  • O-Town’s Ashley Parker Angel is 39
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s Tim Bachman is 69
  • Coolio is 57 (born Artis Leon Ivey Jr.)
  • Robert Cray is 67
  • Chuck D is 60 (born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
  • Disturbed’s Dan Donegan is 52
  • Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz is 56
  • Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott is 61
  • L7’z Suzi Gardner is 60
  • Michael Penn is 62
  • The late Boz Burrell(1946 – 2006)…he would have been 74
  • The late Jerry Garcia(1942-1995) … he would have been 78

Plus:

  • Director Sam Mendes is 55 (“American Beauty,” “Skyfall,” Oliver!” “Gypsy”) (FAST FACTS: He was married to Kate Winslet in 2003, but the couple divorced in 2010. He was also named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000.)
  • The late explorer William Clark, who explored the American Northwest with Meriwether Lewis(1770-1838)
  • The late composer Francis Scott Key (who wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner”)(1779-1843)
  • The late author Herman Melville (“Moby-Dick,” “Bartleby, the Scrivener”)(1819-1891)
  • The late fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent(1936-2008) … he would have been 84

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