Famous Birthdays Today- Loni Anderson Is 75

August 5th


  • Loni Anderson is 75 (“WKRP in Cincinnati,” “The Jayne Mansfield Story”)
  • Marlene Favela is 44 (“Ugly Betty”)
  • Maureen McCormick is 64 (“The Brady Bunch,” “Peter Pan,” “Grease”)
  • Jonathan Silverman is 54 ("The Single Guy," “Weekend at Bernie’s”)
  • Mark Strong is 57 (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Kingsman” series)
  • Jesse Williams is 39 (“Beyond the Break,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lee Daniels' The Butler”)
  • Sophie Winkleman is 40 (“Two and a Half Men,” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”)
  • The late John Saxon(1936 – 2020)...he would have been 84(“Enter The Dragon,” “The Appaloosa,” “Nightmare mon Elm Street,” “From Dusk Till Dawn”)


  • Scarlet Fever’s Brittany Brooks is 35
  • Terri Clark is 52
  • Rick Derringer is 73
  • The Guess Who’s Greg Leskiw is 73
  • Gym Class Heroes’ Travie McCoy is 39 (born Travis Lazarus McCoy)
  • Danity Kane’s Dawn Richard is 37
  • Foo Fighters’ Pat Smear is 61
  • Dead or Alive’s Pete Burns(1959-2016)…he would have been 61
  • The late Beastie Boys bassist Adam Yauch(1964-2012)…he would have been 56


  • Syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran is 56
  • Director James Gunn is 54 (“Tromeo and Juliet,” “The Specials,” 2002’s “Scooby-Doo,” 2004’s “Dawn of the Dead,” “Slither,” “Super,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”)(FAST FACT: He was controversially fired by Disney from the “Guardians 3” project when old Twitter jokes about rape, child abuse and pedophilia came to light. Manyactors came out to support him sinceand in March 2019, he wasreinstated to the “Guardians” franchise by Disney)
  • Entrepreneur Reid Hoffman (He’s the co-founder of LinkedIn) is 52
  • Olympian Lolo Jones is 38 (An American track and field and bobsled athlete who specializes in the 60 and 100 meter hurdles. Jones also competes as a brakewoman on the U.S. national bobsled team. She won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2013 World Championships. She represented the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics, making her one of the few athletes who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games)
  • The late astronaut Neil Armstrong(1930-2012) … he would have been 90
  • The late director John Huston(1906-1987)(“The Maltese Falcon,” “The African Queen”)

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