Famous Birthdays Today- Robert Redford Is 84

August 18th


  • Denis Leary is 63 (“Rescue Me,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Draft Day”)
  • Maia Mitchell is 27 (“Teen Beach Movie,” “The Fosters”)
  • Martin Mull is 77 (“Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Mr. Mom,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Til Death”)
  • Edward Norton is 51 (“Primal Fear,” “American History X,” “Fight Club,” “Birdman,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Sausage Party”)
  • Kaitlin Olson is 45 (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Heat”)
  • Robert Redford is 84 (“War Hunt,” “Inside Daisy Clover,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Jeremiah Johnson,” “The Sting,” “All the President's Men (1976) was a landmark film for Redford. The first film that Redford directed, Ordinary People,” “Brubaker,” “Out of Africa,” “Indecent Proposal,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) (FAST FACT: His massive list of honors includes, the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2002, he has received awards from BAFTA, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild. Plus, President Barack Obama honored Redford with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.)
  • Andy Samberg is 42 (“Saturday Night Live,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine) (FAST FACT: His comedy group The Lonely Island has released two successful comedy rap albums, and he will be the host of the upcoming 2015 Emmy Awards)
  • Christian Slater is 51 (“The Legend of Billie Jean,” “The Name of the Rose,” “Heathers,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “Interview with the Vampire,” “True Romance,” “The West Wing,” “Alias,” “Mr. Robot”)
  • Madeleine Stowe is 62 (“12 Monkeys,” “The Last of the Mohicans,” “The General’s Daughter,” “Revenge”)
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 50 (“The Cosby Show,” “Malcolm & Eddie,” “Jeremiah,” “Reed Between the Lines,” “Major Crimes,” “Suits”)
  • The late Patrick Swayze(1952-2009) …he would have been 68(“The Outsiders,” “Red Dawn,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Road House,” “Ghost,” “Point Break,” “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar,” “North and South”)
  • The late Shelley Winters(1920-2006) …she would have been 100(“Lolita,” “The Night of the Hunter”)


  • Everlast (House of Pain, Whitey Ford) is 51 (he was born Erik Francis Schrody)
  • The Nixons’ Zac Maloy is 52(that’s according to AP)
  • Wu-Tang Clan’s Masta Killa is 51 (while his legal name is Jamel Irief, he was born Elgin Turner)
  • Mika (born Michael Penniman) is 37
  • Old Dominion guitarist Brad Tursi is 41(that’s according to AP)


  • Comedienne Elayne Boosler is 68
  • Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (wife of the 39thPresident Jimmy Carter) is 93
  • Celebrity fitness trainer Bob Harper is 55 (“The Biggest Loser”)
  • Celebrity offspring Frances Bean Cobain is 28 (daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love)
  • Film director Roman Polanski is 87 (“The Pianist,” “Rosemary’s Baby”) (FAST FACT: He fled to U.S. in 1977 to avoid sentencing after pleading guilty to the charge of unlawful sex with a minor – he had drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl)
  • The late Talia Castellano (A YouTube Star ‘TaliaJoy18” who was known for her make-up tutorials, tragically passed away from a rare form of childhood cancer)(1999-2013) …would have been 21
  • The late baseball legend Roberto Clemente(1934-1972) …would have been 86(FAST FACTS: He was a two-time World Series champion, and died tragically in a plane crash while en route to help earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, becoming the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be enshrined. His untimely death also established the precedent that, as an alternative to the five-year retirement period, a player who has been deceased for at least six months is eligible for entry into the Hall of Fame.)
  • The late explorer Meriwether Lewis (of Lewis & Clark, together they explored and mapped the American Northwest)(1774-1809)
  • The late politician and businessman Caspar Weinberger(1917-2006)(Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration)

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