Famous People Born Today- Louis Gossett Jr. Is 85

May 27th


  • Paul Bettany is 50 (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Iron Man,” “A Knight’s Tale,” “A Beautiful Mind," “Wandavision,” “The Avengers”) (FAST FACT: He met his wife, Jennifer Connelly, on the set of “A beautiful Mind” in 2003)
  • Todd Bridges is 56 ("Diff'rent Strokes," “Everybody Hates Chris”)
  • Darin Brooks is 37 (“Bold & The Beautiful’s” Wyatt Spencer)
  • Chris Colfer is 31 (“Glee”)
  • Joseph Fiennes is 51 (“Shakespeare in Love,” “Camelot,” “Enemy at the Gates,” “Luther”)
  • Peri Gilpin is 60 ("Frasier")
  • Louis Gossett Jr. is 85 (“Raisin in the Sun,” “An Officer and A Gentleman,” “Roots,” “Iron Eagle” series, “The Book of Negroes”)
  • Jack McBrayer is 48 (“30 Rock,” “The Campaign”)
  • Richard Schiff is 66 ("The West Wing," “The Good Doctor”)
  • Dondre Whitfield is 52 (“All My Children,” “The Ghost Whisperer,” “CSI: Miami”)
  • The late Sir Christopher Lee(1922 – 2015)…he would have been 99(“Dracula,” “Fu Manchu” series, “The Man with the Gold Gun,” “Star Wars,” “Lord of the Rings”)
  • The late actor Vincent Price(1911 – 1993)(“House of Wax,” “Edward Scissorhands”) (FAST FACTS: While his career was launched with the film, “Laura,” he was known for his work in horror films. In all, he appeared in over 75 films.)


  • Andre 3000 is 46 (his birth name André Lauren Benjamin)
  • Jace Everett is 49 (FAST FACT: His song,Bad Things” was the theme for HBO’s “True Blood”)
  • Neil Finn is 63
  • Jadakiss is 46 (his given name Jason Phillips)
  • Siouxsie Sioux is 64 (her mama knows her as Susan Janet Ballion)
  • The late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes(1971 – 2002)…she would have been 50
  • The late Don Williams(1939 – 2017)…he would have been82


  • TV personality Adam Corolla is 57
  • “Naked Chef” Jamie Oliver is 46
  • Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is 98 (under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford) (FAST FACTS: He won the Nobel Prize in 1973 for his work on the Paris Peace Accords, which effectively ended the Vietnam War. Plus: He waited several hours to tell Richard Nixon that Syria and Egypt had attacked Israel in 1973 because he didn’t want the President to intervene.)
  • The late dancer Isadora Duncan(1877/88 – 1927)(FAST FACT: She was killed when her scarf became entangled in the wheels and axle of the car in which she was riding.)
  • The late lawman “Wild” Bill Hickok(1837 – 1876)(FAST FACTS: Born James Butler Hickok, he was a sheriff who brought law and order to Kansas towns and went on many adventures. He also spied for the Union Army and gained fame as an actor after the war. He was killed while playing poker, and his last hand – a pair of eights and a pair of aces –which has ever since been knownas the ‘Dead Man's Hand.’)
  • The late Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk(1915 – 2019)(“War and Remembrance,” “The Caine Mutiny,” “The Winds of War”)

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