Famous Birthdays Today- Frankie Avalon Is 80

September 18th


  • Robert Blake is 87 (“Our Gang,” “Baretta”) (FAST FACTS: He was tried and acquitted of the 2001 murder of his second wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, but on November 18, 2005, Blake was found liable in a California civil court for her wrongful death.)
  • James Marsden is 47 (“Ally McBeal,” “X-Men,” “Enchanted,” “27 Dresses,” “Westworld”)
  • Holly Robinson-Peete is 56 (“21 Jump Street,” “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”)
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith is 49 (“The Nutty Professor,” “The Matrix,” “Madagascar”)
  • Jason Sudeikis is 45 (“Saturday Night Live,” “Horrible Bosses,” “Hall Pass”) (FAST FACTS: He and Olivia Wilde became engaged in January 2013. They welcomed their son, Otis Alexander, in April 2014 and in October 2016 – they welcomed their second child, Daisy Josephine.)
  • The late Eddie Anderson(1905-1977)(“The Jack Benny Program”) (FAST FACTS: Known as ‘Rochester’ on “The Jack Benny Program,” he was the first African American to have a regular role on a nationwide radio program. When the series moved to television, Anderson continued in the role until the series' end in 1965)
  • The late James Gandolfini(1961-2013)… he would have been 59(“True Romance,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” “The Sopranos,” “Enough Said”)
  • The late Greta Garbo(1905-1990)(“Anna Karenina,” “Camille”)
  • The late Jack Warden(1920-2006)…he would have been 100(“Shampoo,” “Heaven Can Wait)
  • The late Fred Willard(1933 – 2020) ...he would have been 87(“This Is Spinal Tap,” “Waiting for Guffman,” “Best in Show,” “A Mighty Wind,” “Anchorman” series,“Everybody Loves Raymond”) (FUN FACT: He had to take a sex ed classafter being arrested for inappropriate behaviorin an adult movie theater. In fact, Willard was ultimately not charged at all, but was required to shell out $380 sex education diversion program)


  • Frankie Avalon is 80
  • Towanda Braxton is 47 (FAST FACT: Her singing career was born out starring in the hit show, “Braxton Family Values”)
  • Xzibit is 46 (born Alvin Nathaniel Joiner)


  • Disgraced Tour de France champ (now podcaster) Lance Armstrong is 49
  • Fields cookie company founder Debbi Fields is 64
  • Reality star Jeana Keough is 64 (“Real Housewives of Orange County”) (FAST FACT: she was crowned Playmate of the month in November of 1980)
  • Composer John Powell is 57 (He’s composed for motion pictures such as “Shrek,” “Happy Feet,” and “Rio”)
  • The late inventor Elmer Maytag (yes, of the Maytag Company)(1883-1940)

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